NASDAQ:VRTX - Vertex Pharmaceuticals Stock Price, News, & Analysis

$173.78
+3.56 (+2.09 %)
(As of 06/17/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$171.17
Now: $173.78
$174.12
50-Day Range
$165.06
MA: $170.36
$173.96
52-Week Range
$145.37
Now: $173.78
$195.81
Volume616,673 shs
Average Volume1.36 million shs
Market Capitalization$44.51 billion
P/E Ratio61.41
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.47
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Pharmaceutical preparations
Sub-IndustryBiotechnology
SectorMedical
Current SymbolNASDAQ:VRTX
CUSIP92532F10
Phone617-341-6100

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.05 billion
Cash Flow$3.2205 per share
Book Value$17.35 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.10 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees2,500
Market Cap$44.51 billion
Next Earnings Date7/24/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 declared that its board has initiated a stock repurchase program on Thursday, February 1st 2018, which permits the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Vertex Pharmaceuticals' earnings last quarter?

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) released its earnings results on Tuesday, April, 30th. The pharmaceutical company reported $1.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.49. The pharmaceutical company had revenue of $857 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $853 million. Vertex Pharmaceuticals had a return on equity of 22.63% and a net margin of 66.01%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 34.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.76 EPS. 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?

24 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Vertex Pharmaceuticals' stock. Their predictions range from $165.71 to $234.00. On average, they anticipate Vertex Pharmaceuticals' share price to reach $204.9981 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 18.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Vertex Pharmaceuticals?

24 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Vertex Pharmaceuticals in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 16 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?

News articles about VRTX stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring 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 positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Vertex Pharmaceuticals earned a media sentiment score of 1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the pharmaceutical company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

Who are some of Vertex Pharmaceuticals' key competitors?

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), NVIDIA (NVDA), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Alphabet (GOOG), Puma Biotechnology (PBYI), Mercadolibre (MELI) and Alibaba Group (BABA).

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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (9.54%), BlackRock Inc. (7.88%), Jennison Associates LLC (2.66%), Clearbridge Investments LLC (2.08%), Northern Trust Corp (1.14%) and Wells Fargo & Company MN (0.62%). 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., Baillie Gifford & Co., Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc., Clearbridge Investments LLC, Jennison Associates LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC and Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, BlackRock Inc., GQG Partners LLC, Marshall Wace North America L.P., MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, Inverness Counsel LLC NY and Neuberger Berman Group LLC. 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 $173.78.

How big of a company is Vertex Pharmaceuticals?

Vertex Pharmaceuticals has a market capitalization of $44.51 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.View Additional Information About Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

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 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,277 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  700 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,977
MarketBeat'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. Vote "Underperform" if you believe VRTX will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 6/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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