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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 0.74% today. In the last week its performance is -0.94%, and 7.42% for the past quarter. Currently, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, VRTX has a target price of 110.32, so today’s gain of 0.74% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.58%.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX), has a market cap of 23881.23, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.30%, and institutional ownership is 97.90%.

At the current price of 97.09, it has a dividend yield of *TBA, and its target price is 110.32. This is with a profit margin of -17.70%, and total debt/equity of 0.84. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) has a P/E of *TBA, as well as a forward P/E of 31.42.

With a current EPS of -1.13, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 198.26%,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 53.63%.

Performance for the year is -27.41%. Since its IPO date on 7/24/1991, the total performance to date is -22.84%.

Volume today for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX), is 727659, while its average volume is 1393.83. Whilst the total gain today was 0.74%, it did have a day high of -6.40%.

Volatility for this week has been at 3.64%, and 2.53% for the month. The 52-week low for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, VRTX has been 27.92%, while the 52-week-high has reached -29.12%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is -28.20%, and its return on assets is -11.00%. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) has an operating margin of -8.70%. With a sales growth of 159.80% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, VRTX is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 0.59, and has a current ratio of 2.3 and 2.2 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated? Well its PEG is *TBA, and the P/S is 15.33, along with a P/B of 24.21. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 22.29.

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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