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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Stock Price, News & Analysis (NASDAQ:VRTX)

$176.23
-1.49 (-0.84 %)
(As of 10/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$175.38
Now: $176.23
$180.25
50-Day Range
$165.88
MA: $174.45
$181.64
52-Week Range
$151.80
Now: $176.23
$195.81
Volume1.04 million shs
Average Volume1.04 million shs
Market Capitalization$45.30 billion
P/E Ratio62.27
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.43
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$3.13 per share
Book Value$17.35 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.10 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees2,500
Market Cap$45.30 billion
Next Earnings Date10/23/2019 (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 announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase program on Wednesday, July 31st 2019, which authorizes the company to repurchase $500,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 1.2% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Vertex Pharmaceuticals' earnings last quarter?

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 31st. The pharmaceutical company reported $0.99 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.75 by $0.24. The pharmaceutical company had revenue of $941.29 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $884.66 million. Vertex Pharmaceuticals had a return on equity of 21.73% and a net margin of 64.13%. Vertex Pharmaceuticals's quarterly revenue was up 25.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.94 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, October 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

What price target have analysts set for VRTX?

22 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for Vertex Pharmaceuticals' shares. Their forecasts range from $165.71 to $254.00. On average, they anticipate Vertex Pharmaceuticals' stock price to reach $212.60 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 20.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Vertex Pharmaceuticals?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Vertex Pharmaceuticals in the last year. There are currently 7 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. Maxim Group analysts commented, "Vertex reported 2Q19 with cystic fibrosis (CF) revenue of $940M, beating consensus of $886.2M, up 25% y/y and 10% sequentially. All three approved CF drugs beat consensus; Kalydeco $262M vs. $254.5M, Orkambi $316M vs. $284.2M, and Symdeko $362M vs. $340.8M. Topline flowed through to the bottom line with $1.26 beating consensus of $1.07. Vertex ended the period with $4B in cash." (8/2/2019)
  • 2. HC Wainwright analysts commented, "Our price target of $220/share, is based on an equally weighted composite of: (a) $216/share, as a 30x multiple of taxed and diluted FY26 GAAP EPS of $22.94 discounted back to and (b) an NPV of $224/share (discount rate 11.0%, terminal growth rate of 2.0%). Risks to our investment thesis and target price include: (1) the failure of in further combination clinical studies; (2) the failure of to achieve our peak sales revenue; and (3) product competition." (8/1/2019)
  • 3. 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)
  • 4. 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)

Has Vertex Pharmaceuticals been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about VRTX stock have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Vertex Pharmaceuticals earned a news impact score of 0.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the pharmaceutical company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. 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), NVIDIA (NVDA), BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN), Incyte (INCY), Celgene (CELG), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Alphabet (GOOG), Alibaba Group (BABA), Puma Biotechnology (PBYI) and Netflix (NFLX).

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.09%), Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC (0.08%), Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI (0.08%), Rhenman & Partners Asset Management AB (0.07%), Welch & Forbes LLC (0.07%) and Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.06%). 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, Ourania Tatsis, Paul M Silva, Reshma Kewalramani, Sangeeta N Bhatia, Stuart A Arbuckle and Thomas Graney. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

Which institutional investors are selling Vertex Pharmaceuticals stock?

VRTX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Manning & Napier Group LLC, TIAA FSB, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Enlightenment Research LLC and Zeke Capital Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Vertex Pharmaceuticals company stock in the last year include Amit Sachdev, David Altshuler, Jeffrey M Leiden, Margaret G Mcglynn, Michael Parini, Ourania Tatsis, Paul M Silva, Reshma Kewalramani, Sangeeta N Bhatia and Stuart A Arbuckle. View Insider Buying and Selling for Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

Which institutional investors are buying Vertex Pharmaceuticals stock?

VRTX stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Peregrine Capital Management LLC, Oakbrook Investments LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Cohen Klingenstein LLC, Pacer Advisors Inc., Clarus Wealth Advisors and Envestnet Asset Management Inc.. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Vertex Pharmaceuticals' stock price today?

One share of VRTX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $176.23.

How big of a company is Vertex Pharmaceuticals?

Vertex Pharmaceuticals has a market capitalization of $45.30 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:  1,308 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  726 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,034
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 10/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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