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NASDAQ:VRTXVertex Pharmaceuticals Stock Price, Forecast & News

$264.00
-4.73 (-1.76 %)
(As of 08/11/2020 03:30 PM ET)
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$262.34
Now: $264.00
$268.73
50-Day Range
$272.00
MA: $286.66
$303.10
52-Week Range
$165.23
Now: $264.00
$306.08
Volume53,713 shs
Average Volume1.40 million shs
Market Capitalization$68.76 billion
P/E Ratio33.33
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.88
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.
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Analyst Opinion: 3.4Community Rank: 3.2Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

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1.64 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.16 billion
Cash Flow$4.61 per share
Book Value$23.66 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.18 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees3,000
Market Cap$68.76 billion
Next Earnings Date11/4/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$264.00
-4.73 (-1.76 %)
(As of 08/11/2020 03:30 PM ET)
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Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Vertex Pharmaceuticals' stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Vertex Pharmaceuticals' stock was trading at $220.34 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, VRTX shares have increased by 20.1% and is now trading at $264.68.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals?

29 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Vertex Pharmaceuticals in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings, 20 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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When is Vertex Pharmaceuticals' next earnings date?

Vertex Pharmaceuticals is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November 4th 2020.
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How were Vertex Pharmaceuticals' earnings last quarter?

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) announced its earnings results on Thursday, July, 30th. The pharmaceutical company reported $2.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.75 by $0.86. The pharmaceutical company had revenue of $1.52 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.41 billion. Vertex Pharmaceuticals had a return on equity of 28.55% and a net margin of 38.51%.
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How will Vertex Pharmaceuticals' stock buyback program work?

Vertex Pharmaceuticals declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback plan on Wednesday, July 31st 2019, which authorizes the company to repurchase $500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 1.2% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

What guidance has Vertex Pharmaceuticals issued on next quarter's earnings?

Vertex Pharmaceuticals issued an update on its FY 2020 After-Hours earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 30th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $5.7-5.9 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $5.73 billion.

What price target have analysts set for VRTX?

29 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Vertex Pharmaceuticals' shares. Their forecasts range from $230.00 to $340.00. On average, they anticipate Vertex Pharmaceuticals' stock price to reach $295.81 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 11.8% from the stock's current price.
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Has Vertex Pharmaceuticals been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about VRTX stock has been trending neutral on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Vertex Pharmaceuticals earned a coverage optimism score of 0.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the pharmaceutical company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term.
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Are investors shorting Vertex Pharmaceuticals?

Vertex Pharmaceuticals saw a decrease in short interest during the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,630,000 shares, a decrease of 16.2% from the January 31st total of 3,140,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,350,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.9 days.
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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 NVIDIA (NVDA), Companhia de Saneamento Bsc DEDSP (SBS), Alibaba Group (BABA), salesforce.com (CRM), Paypal (PYPL), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Square (SQ) and AbbVie (ABBV).

Who are Vertex Pharmaceuticals' key executives?

Vertex Pharmaceuticals' management team includes the following 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)

What is Vertex Pharmaceuticals' stock symbol?

Vertex Pharmaceuticals trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "VRTX."

Who are Vertex Pharmaceuticals' major shareholders?

Vertex Pharmaceuticals' stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Jennison Associates LLC (1.70%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.51%), Swiss National Bank (0.46%), First Trust Advisors LP (0.31%), Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado (0.26%) and Victory Capital Management Inc. (0.22%). Company insiders that own Vertex Pharmaceuticals stock include Amit Sachdev, Bruce I Sachs, Charles F Wagner Jr, David Altshuler, Jeffrey M Leiden, Margaret G Mcglynn, Michael Parini, Ourania Tatsis, Paul M Silva, Reshma Kewalramani, Sangeeta N Bhatia, Stuart A Arbuckle, Thomas Graney, William D Young and Yuchun Lee.
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Which institutional investors are selling Vertex Pharmaceuticals stock?

VRTX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., TimesSquare Capital Management LLC, Toronto Dominion Bank, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., UBS Group AG, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., and Banco Santander S.A.. Company insiders that have sold Vertex Pharmaceuticals company stock in the last year include Amit Sachdev, Bruce I Sachs, Charles F Wagner Jr, David Altshuler, Jeffrey M Leiden, Margaret G Mcglynn, Michael Parini, Ourania Tatsis, Paul M Silva, Reshma Kewalramani, Sangeeta N Bhatia, Stuart A Arbuckle, William D Young, and Yuchun Lee.
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Which institutional investors are buying Vertex Pharmaceuticals stock?

VRTX stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Trust Advisors LP, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., PGGM Investments, Swiss National Bank, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Victory Capital Management Inc., Calamos Advisors LLC, and Jennison Associates LLC.
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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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Vertex Pharmaceuticals' stock price today?

One share of VRTX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $264.68.

How big of a company is Vertex Pharmaceuticals?

Vertex Pharmaceuticals has a market capitalization of $68.94 billion and generates $4.16 billion in revenue each year. The pharmaceutical company earns $1.18 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.29 on an earnings per share basis. Vertex Pharmaceuticals employs 3,000 workers across the globe.

What is Vertex Pharmaceuticals' official website?

The official website for Vertex Pharmaceuticals is 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]

This page was last updated on 8/11/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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