NASDAQ:VRTX - Vertex Pharmaceuticals Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $165.73 -3.00 (-1.78 %) (As of 05/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$168.73Today's Range$165.68 - $168.2552-Week Range$144.07 - $195.81Volume651,200 shsAverage Volume1.39 million shsMarket Capitalization$42.45 billionP/E Ratio58.56Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.56 ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated engages in developing and commercializing therapies for treating cystic fibrosis. The company markets SYMDEKO/SYMKEVI, ORKAMBI, and KALYDECO to treat patients with cystic fibrosis who have specific mutations in their cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene. It is also developing VX-659 and VX-445 that are Phase III clinical trials; VX-121, a cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator corrector that is in Phase I/II clinical trial; VX-150, an inhibitor that is in Phase IIb clinical trial for acute pain; CTX001 that is in Phase I/II clinical trial for the treatment of beta-thalassemia and sickle cell diseases; and a novel drug candidate, which is in Phase I clinical trial for the treatment for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. The company sells its products primarily to specialty pharmacy and specialty distributors in the United States, as well as specialty distributors and retail chains, and hospitals and clinics internationally. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated has collaborations with CRISPR Therapeutics AG; Arbor Biotechnologies, Inc.; Moderna Therapeutics, Inc.; Genomics plc; Merck KGaA; Darmstadt, Germany; X-Chem, Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Merck KGaA; and Kymera Therapeutics. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Receive VRTX News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for VRTX and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Pharmaceutical preparations Sub-IndustryBiotechnology SectorMedical Current SymbolNASDAQ:VRTX Previous Symbol CUSIP92532F10 CIK875320 Webwww.vrtx.com Phone617-341-6100Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.13 Current Ratio3.78 Quick Ratio3.66Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio58.56 Forward P/E Ratio54.16 P/E Growth2.45 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$3.05 billion Price / Sales13.93 Cash Flow$3.0983 per share Price / Cash Flow53.49 Book Value$18.44 per share Price / Book8.99Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.83 Net Income$2.10 billion Net Margins66.01% Return on Equity22.63% Return on Assets15.41%Miscellaneous Employees2,500 Outstanding Shares256,121,000Market Cap$42.45 billion Next Earnings Date7/24/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) Frequently Asked Questions What is Vertex Pharmaceuticals' stock symbol? Vertex Pharmaceuticals trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "VRTX." How will Vertex Pharmaceuticals' stock buyback program work? Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback plan on Thursday, February 1st 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $500,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. How were Vertex Pharmaceuticals' earnings last quarter? Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April, 30th. The pharmaceutical company reported $1.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.49. The pharmaceutical company had revenue of $857 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $853 million. Vertex Pharmaceuticals had a net margin of 66.01% and a return on equity of 22.63%. Vertex Pharmaceuticals's revenue was up 34.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.76 earnings per share. View Vertex Pharmaceuticals' Earnings History. When is Vertex Pharmaceuticals' next earnings date? Vertex Pharmaceuticals is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Vertex Pharmaceuticals. What price target have analysts set for VRTX? 23 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Vertex Pharmaceuticals' shares. Their forecasts range from $165.71 to $234.00. On average, they anticipate Vertex Pharmaceuticals' stock price to reach $203.9979 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 23.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Vertex Pharmaceuticals. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Vertex Pharmaceuticals? 23 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Vertex Pharmaceuticals in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 15 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Vertex Pharmaceuticals. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Vertex Pharmaceuticals stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Vertex Pharmaceuticals stock: 1. Needham & Company LLC analysts commented, "Vertex reported $857M in 1Q19 WW Cystic Fibrosis sales, above our $842M and consensus $849M ests. Symdeko/ Symkevi is primary growth driver, as expected. Sales and OpEx guidance are unch. Non-GAAP EPS was $1.14, above our $1.04 and consensus $1.01 ests. Full data set from both triple drug CF Phase 3 programs expected in 2Q19 and mgmt reiterated plans to select best regimen for NDA and MAA submissions in 3Q19 and 4Q19, respectively. Vertex moving a new once- daily corrector (VX-121) into triple drug Phase 2 trial w/ VX-561/TEZ in hopes of even greater efficacy. VX-814 announced as first candidate for AAT . A Phase 1 trial is underway w/ more backup cmpds to move into clinic in 2019. NaV1.8 pain strategy update likely in 2H19. BUY. Vertex likely to hold strong competitive position in CF for several yrs." (5/1/2019) 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "A significant increase in the eligible patient population for its CF drugs is driving sales growth at Vertex. Vertex’s third CF medicine, Symdeko, in a very short time, became the primary driver of growth in CF revenues in 2018. Vertex’s CF pipeline is also accelerating rapidly. However, Vertex has faced some challenges with respect to commercialization of Orkambi in ex-U.S. markets due to re-imbursement hurdles. Meanwhile, a switch in patient base to Symdeko from Orkambi is also hurting sales of the latter. Also, competitive pressure is rising in the CF market with many other companies developing triple combo CF medicines. Also, Vertex’s dependence on just the CF franchise for growth is a concern. Shares have underperformed the industry this year so far." (3/8/2019) 3. Maxim Group analysts commented, "Vertex announced the triple combination of VX-445, tezacaftor (tez) and ivacaftor (iva) met its primary endpoint of improvement in lung function (ppFEV1) in its dual P3 trial program which tested both F508del homozygous and F508del/min heterozygous (het/min) patients. Recall the VX-659 triple was also positive at 4 weeks (4Q18). Next up is the 24-week data (2Q19) for both triples after which Vertex will make the decision on which to file for approval in both indications." (3/6/2019) 4. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, ". Reiterate overweight and $217 price target. This morning, Vertex announced that CFO Tom Graney has resigned effective immediately. He joined 2017, so his tenure was relatively short." (12/17/2018) Has Vertex Pharmaceuticals been receiving favorable news coverage? Media stories about VRTX stock have trended somewhat negative on Monday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative news 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 -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Vertex Pharmaceuticals earned a news sentiment score of -1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the pharmaceutical company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are some of Vertex Pharmaceuticals' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Vertex Pharmaceuticals include Abbott Laboratories (ABT), AbbVie (ABBV), Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO), Eli Lilly And Co (LLY), Sanofi (SNY), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), AstraZeneca (AZN), Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), Celgene (CELG), Bayer (BAYRY), Shire (SHPG), Zoetis (ZTS), Allergan (AGN), Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) and Takeda Pharmaceutical (TKPYY). What other stocks do shareholders of Vertex Pharmaceuticals own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Vertex Pharmaceuticals investors own include Companhia de Saneamento Bsc DEDSP (SBS), BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN), Incyte (INCY), Celgene (CELG), Gilead Sciences (GILD), NVIDIA (NVDA), Alphabet (GOOG), Puma Biotechnology (PBYI), Mercadolibre (MELI) and Medivation (MDVN). Who are Vertex Pharmaceuticals' key executives? Vertex Pharmaceuticals' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Jeffrey Marc Leiden, Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 63)Mr. Michael J. Parini, Exec. VP and Chief Legal & Admin. Officer (Age 44)Mr. Amit K. Sachdev, Exec. VP & Chief Regulatory Officer (Age 51)Mr. Stuart A. Arbuckle, Exec. VP & Chief Commercial Officer (Age 53)Dr. Jeffrey A. Chodakewitz, Sr. Advisor (Age 63) Who are Vertex Pharmaceuticals' major shareholders? Vertex Pharmaceuticals' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (9.54%), BlackRock Inc. (7.88%), Wellington Management Group LLP (3.45%), Jennison Associates LLC (2.66%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.98%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.26%). Company insiders that own Vertex Pharmaceuticals stock include Amit Sachdev, David Altshuler, Ian F Smith, Jeffrey Chodakewitz, Jeffrey M Leiden, Margaret G Mcglynn, Michael Parini, Paul M Silva, Reshma Kewalramani, Sangeeta N Bhatia, Stuart A Arbuckle and Thomas Graney. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Which major investors are selling Vertex Pharmaceuticals stock? VRTX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wells Fargo & Company MN, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., AQR Capital Management LLC, Natixis, Baillie Gifford & Co., Morgan Stanley, Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Vertex Pharmaceuticals company stock in the last year include Amit Sachdev, David Altshuler, Ian F Smith, Jeffrey M Leiden, Michael Parini, Paul M Silva, Reshma Kewalramani, Sangeeta N Bhatia, Stuart A Arbuckle and Thomas Graney. View Insider Buying and Selling for Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Which major investors are buying Vertex Pharmaceuticals stock? VRTX stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, BlackRock Inc., GQG Partners LLC, Marshall Wace North America L.P., Wellington Management Group LLP, Geode Capital Management LLC and MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd. View Insider Buying and Selling for Vertex Pharmaceuticals. How do I buy shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals? Shares of VRTX 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 Vertex Pharmaceuticals' stock price today? One share of VRTX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $165.73. How big of a company is Vertex Pharmaceuticals? Vertex Pharmaceuticals has a market capitalization of $42.45 billion and generates $3.05 billion in revenue each year. The pharmaceutical company earns $2.10 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.83 on an earnings per share basis. Vertex Pharmaceuticals employs 2,500 workers across the globe. What is Vertex Pharmaceuticals' official website? The official website for Vertex Pharmaceuticals is http://www.vrtx.com. How can I contact Vertex Pharmaceuticals? Vertex Pharmaceuticals' mailing address is 50 NORTHERN AVENUE, BOSTON MA, 02210. The pharmaceutical company can be reached via phone at 617-341-6100 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ VRTX)Community Ranking: 3.2 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 1,270 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 697 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,967MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Vertex Pharmaceuticals and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe VRTX will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. 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