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How has Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated:(NASDAQ:VRTX) performed recently?

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: VRTX) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 23881.23. It is in the Biotechnology industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of *TBA, a forward P/E of 31.42 and EPS of -1.13. At a stock price of 97.09 (0.74%) it has a dividend yield of *TBA.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 9.30%, more recently this last year it has grown by 26.50%. The next year growth is going to be about 198.26% and more long-term 53.63% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 66.40%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 48.40% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 159.80%.

For performance, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated the past week has seen a gain of -0.94%. For the last month performance for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated is 0.91%. While the last quarter is 7.42% and half year, 13.57%. Finally for the year, performance is -27.41%.

The 52-week high for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, is at -29.12%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 27.92%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.05% and 0.85% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 3.64%, and for the month it is 2.53%. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, has a target price of 110.32.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.59, and for total debt/equity Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated has 0.84. The gross margin is 88.00%, while operating margin is -8.70%, the profit margin is -17.70%. The current ratio is 2.3 and the quick ratio is 2.2.

Insider ownership is at 0.30%, with instituitional ownership at 97.90%. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated has a payout ratio of *TBA. With the total shares outstanding coming to 245.97. The shares float is 245.97, with the float short at 2.21%, with short ratio coming to 3.92.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, get -11.00%, with its returns on investment at -28.20%. Return on equity is -28.90%. So will the investors see the target price of 110.32, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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