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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) went down by -1.35% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $304.00. The company’s stock price has collected -0.90% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 07/20/21 that Trina Solar publishes the 210 Vertex white Paper 2.0, setting the benchmark for high-power modules in the PV industry

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Is It Worth Investing in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ :VRTX) Right Now?

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 18.70 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for VRTX is at 0.64. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 18 analysts out of 27 who provided ratings for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated declared the stock was a “buy,” while 3 rated the stock as “overweight,” 5 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $259.71, which is $64.18 above the current price. VRTX currently public float of 258.52M and currently shorts hold a 1.58% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of VRTX was 2.14M shares.

VRTX’s Market Performance

VRTX stocks went down by -0.90% for the week, with a monthly jump of 4.63% and a quarterly performance of -10.72%, while its annual performance rate touched -35.15%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.21% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 1.78% for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -0.24% for VRTX stocks with a simple moving average of -9.95% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of VRTX

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for VRTX stocks, with SVB Leerink repeating the rating for VRTX by listing it as a “Underperform.” The predicted price for VRTX in the upcoming period, according to SVB Leerink is $170 based on the research report published on July 20th of the current year 2021.

Wolfe Research, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see VRTX reach a price target of $252. The rating they have provided for VRTX stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on July 19th, 2021.

VRTX Trading at -3.42% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought VRTX to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -35.35% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.78%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.21%, as shares surge +4.71% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -8.59% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, VRTX fell by -0.90%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -28.14% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $197.47. In addition, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated saw -16.84% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at VRTX starting from Bhatia Sangeeta N., who sale 559 shares at the price of $209.69 back on Jun 02. After this action, Bhatia Sangeeta N. now owns 5,191 shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, valued at $117,216 using the latest closing price.

Arbuckle Stuart A, the EVP, Chief Comm & Ops Officer of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, sale 109 shares at $216.41 during a trade that took place back on May 17, which means that Arbuckle Stuart A is holding 41,103 shares at $23,589 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for VRTX

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +46.27 for the present operating margin
  • +88.14 for the gross margin

The net margin for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated stands at +43.67. The total capital return value is set at 35.06, while invested capital returns managed to touch 33.30. Equity return is now at value 33.20, with 24.30 for asset returns.

Based on Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX), the company’s capital structure generated 10.85 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 9.79. Total debt to assets is 8.02, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 10.24. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 9.24.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 9.10, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.02. The receivables turnover for the company is 8.18 and the total asset turnover is 0.62. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 4.33.

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