NASDAQ:MDCO - The Medicines Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$23.11 +2.41 (+11.64 %)
(As of 12/12/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$20.70
Today's Range$20.71 - $23.20
52-Week Range$19.55 - $41.57
Volume682,887 shs
Average Volume1.02 million shs
Market Capitalization$1.58 billion
P/E Ratio-2.76
Dividend YieldN/A
The Medicines Company, a biopharmaceutical company, provides medicines to treat acute and intensive care patients. The company markets Angiomax, an intravenous direct thrombin inhibitor used as an anticoagulant in combination with aspirin in patients with unstable angina undergoing percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, and for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention in the United States. It primarily focuses on developing Inclisiran, a lipid-lowering drug to reduce LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease or cardiovascular risk-equivalents. The company has collaboration agreements with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; SciClone Pharmaceuticals; and Symbio Pharmaceuticals Limited. The Medicines Company was founded in 1996 and is based in Parsippany, New Jersey.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Pharmaceutical preparations
Current SymbolNASDAQ:MDCO
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio31.23
Current Ratio2.41
Quick Ratio2.40


Trailing P/E Ratio-2.76
Forward P/E Ratio-7.94
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$44.79 million
Price / Sales38.11
Cash FlowN/A
Price / Cash FlowN/A
Book Value$0.34 per share
Price / Book67.97


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($8.40)
Net Income$-708,370,000.00
Net Margins-668.93%
Return on Equity-1,477.75%
Return on Assets-39.49%


Outstanding Shares73,860,000
Market Cap$1.58 billion

The Medicines (NASDAQ:MDCO) Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Medicines' stock symbol?

The Medicines trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "MDCO."

How were The Medicines' earnings last quarter?

The Medicines Company (NASDAQ:MDCO) posted its earnings results on Thursday, November, 8th. The company reported ($0.70) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.57) by $0.13. The business had revenue of ($3.30) million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.88 million. The Medicines had a negative net margin of 668.93% and a negative return on equity of 1,477.75%. The Medicines's quarterly revenue was down 141.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted ($1.19) earnings per share. View The Medicines' Earnings History.

When is The Medicines' next earnings date?

The Medicines is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 20th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for The Medicines.

What price target have analysts set for MDCO?

7 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for The Medicines' shares. Their forecasts range from $45.00 to $85.00. On average, they anticipate The Medicines' share price to reach $54.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 133.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for The Medicines.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for The Medicines?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Medicines in the last year. There are currently 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for The Medicines.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about The Medicines stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about The Medicines stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "The Medicines Company's pipeline boasts a potential blockbuster candidate, inclisiran, being developed for hypercholesterolemia. Moreover, the company implemented a workforce lay-off last year for better alignment of its cost and structure. We are also encouraged by The Medicines Co.’s regular divestiture of non-core products. This will optimize its capital structure and enhance its liquidity position. However, with divestment of its marketed products, the company’s ability to successfully develop and bring in new products to the market is highly important for growth. Any regulatory setback will weigh heavily on the stock. Shares of the company have underperformed the industry in the past six months." (12/7/2018)
  • 2. Chardan Capital analysts commented, "We found particularly notable: (1) MDCO completing recruitment in just 11 weeks for its 1500-patient ORION-11 pivotal phase III trial of siRNA- based PSCK9 synthesis inhibitor inclisiran (partnered with Alnylam, Buy) and may thus have its first top-line pivotal results in 3Q19, (2) the confirmation commercial scale manufacturing for inclisiran has been achieved, and (3) new inclisiran efficacy data in HoFH to us suggesting efficacy beyond mAb PCSK9 inhibitors. With inclisiran to us having clear momentum towards 2H19E pivotal data and what we expect will be $4.7 billion in 2030E peak sales, we make MDCO a Chardan Top Pick for 2018." (1/24/2018)

Has The Medicines been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about MDCO stock has been trending extremely positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. The Medicines earned a news sentiment score of 5.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of The Medicines' key competitors?

Who are The Medicines' key executives?

The Medicines' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Dr. Clive A. Meanwell, CEO & Director (Age 60)
  • Mr. Stephen M. Rodin J.D., Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 42)
  • Mr. Christopher T. Cox, Chief Corp. Devel. Officer and Exec. VP (Age 53)
  • Mr. William B. O'Connor, Special Advisor to the Chief Exec. Officer (Age 59)
  • Mr. Christopher Visioli, CFO & Treasurer (Age 42)

Who are The Medicines' major shareholders?

The Medicines' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (15.00%), Vanguard Group Inc. (9.05%), PointState Capital LP (3.97%), Iridian Asset Management LLC CT (2.55%), Pinnacle Associates Ltd. (1.11%) and HealthCor Management L.P. (0.92%). Company insiders that own The Medicines stock include Alexander J Denner, Armin M Kessler, Christopher T Cox, Clive Meanwell, Fredric N Eshelman, Melvin K Spigelman, William Bernard O'connor and William Crouse. View Institutional Ownership Trends for The Medicines.

Which institutional investors are selling The Medicines stock?

MDCO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including PointState Capital LP, HealthCor Management L.P., Iridian Asset Management LLC CT, Pinnacle Associates Ltd., Tekla Capital Management LLC, Elk Creek Partners LLC, United Services Automobile Association and TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold The Medicines company stock in the last year include Armin M Kessler, Clive Meanwell, Melvin K Spigelman and William Crouse. View Insider Buying and Selling for The Medicines.

Which institutional investors are buying The Medicines stock?

MDCO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including University of Notre Dame DU Lac, Vanguard Group Inc., FMR LLC, Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp, Panagora Asset Management Inc., Bailard Inc., Zeke Capital Advisors LLC and Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd. Company insiders that have bought The Medicines stock in the last two years include Alexander J Denner, Christopher T Cox and Fredric N Eshelman. View Insider Buying and Selling for The Medicines.

How do I buy shares of The Medicines?

Shares of MDCO can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is The Medicines' stock price today?

One share of MDCO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $23.11.

How big of a company is The Medicines?

The Medicines has a market capitalization of $1.58 billion and generates $44.79 million in revenue each year. The company earns $-708,370,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($8.40) on an earnings per share basis. The Medicines employs 170 workers across the globe.

What is The Medicines' official website?

The official website for The Medicines is

How can I contact The Medicines?

The Medicines' mailing address is 8 SYLVAN WAY, PARSIPPANY NJ, 07054. The company can be reached via phone at 973-290-6000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for The Medicines (NASDAQ MDCO)

Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  426 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  306 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  732
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about The Medicines and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe MDCO will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe MDCO will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/12/2018 by Staff

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