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Is Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated(NASDAQ: VRTX), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: VRTX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/24/1991. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated is in the Biotechnology industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, is 1343.87, and so far today it has a volume of 963791. Performance year to date since the 7/24/1991 is -24.70%.

To help you determine whether Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 30.66. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 14.96 and the P/B ratio is 23.63. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 21.75 and 86.32 respectively.

At the current price Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated is trading at, 94.75 (0.25% today), Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -1.13, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 198.26% after growing 26.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 66.40%, and 159.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 245.97, and the number of shares float is 245.97. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 97.90%. The float short is 2.21%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.04. Management has seen a return on assets of -11.00%, and also a return on investment of -28.20%.

The ability for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.3, and quick ratio is 2.2. Long term debt/equity is 0.59 and total debt/equity is 0.84. In terms of margins, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated has a gross margin of 88.00%, with its operating margin at -8.70%, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated has a profit margin of -17.70%.

The 52 week high is -30.82%, with 24.84% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.79% and the 200 day simple moving average is -1.10%.

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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