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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) from Healthcare

Today’s top gainers include the company Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) which is in the industry Biotechnology, gaining 0.36% today. In the last week its performance is 7.45%, and -1.81% for the past quarter. Currently, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, VRTX has a target price of 109, so today’s gain of 0.36% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.03%.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX), has a market cap of 21742.55, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.50%, and institutional ownership is 97.10%.

At the current price of 89.98, it has a dividend yield of *TBA, and its target price is 109. This is with a profit margin of -30.90%, and total debt/equity of 0.86. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) has a P/E of *TBA, as well as a forward P/E of 26.97.

With a current EPS of -1.65, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 202.73%,Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 9.30%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 51.20%.

Performance for the year is -29.67%. Since its IPO date on 7/24/1991, the total performance to date is -28.75%.

Volume today for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX), is 388774, while its average volume is 1793.01. Whilst the total gain today was 0.36%, it did have a day high of -6.75%.

Volatility for this week has been at 3.52%, and 3.40% for the month. The 52-week low for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, VRTX has been 18.55%, while the 52-week-high has reached -37.27%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is -28.20%, and its return on assets is -16.30%. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) has an operating margin of -23.90%. With a sales growth of 187.40% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, VRTX is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 0.69, and has a current ratio of 2.5 and 2.4 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated? Well its PEG is *TBA, and the P/S is 16.83, along with a P/B of 22.81. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 21.2.

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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