Stock Surge: Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (VRTX) Closes at 483.04, Marking a 1.70 Increase/Decrease

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In the latest session, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTX) closed at $483.04 up 1.70% from its previous closing price of $474.95. In other words, the price has increased by $1.70 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1.19 million shares were traded. VRTX stock price reached its highest trading level at $484.45 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $474.16.


For a deeper understanding of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s stock, let’s take a closer look at its various ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 12.25 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 33.53. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 3.29 and its Current Ratio is at 3.50. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.04 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.04.

On February 15, 2024, Wolfe Research started tracking the stock assigning a Outperform rating and target price of $515.

Evercore ISI Downgraded its Outperform to In-line on February 06, 2024, whereas the target price for the stock was revised from $436 to $438.

Insider Transactions:

Additionally, insider trades can be beneficial to investors who want to learn what the management thinks about stock prices in the future. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Jun 03 ’24 when WAGNER CHARLES F JR sold 3,250 shares for $460.00 per share. The transaction valued at 1,495,000 led to the insider holds 47,137 shares of the business.

Tatsis Ourania sold 2,175 shares of VRTX for $1,000,500 on Jun 03 ’24. The EVP, Chief Reg. & Quality Off. now owns 49,098 shares after completing the transaction at $460.00 per share. On May 31 ’24, another insider, Tatsis Ourania, who serves as the EVP, Chief Reg. & Quality Off. of the company, sold 2,250 shares for $445.00 each. As a result, the insider received 1,001,250 and left with 51,273 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, VRTX now has a Market Capitalization of 124649922560 and an Enterprise Value of 115200106496. As of this moment, Vertex’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 31.34, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 26.78. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 2.50. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 12.25 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 6.73. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 11.311 whereas that against EBITDA is 25.133.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, VRTX has reached a high of $477.31, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $323.02. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 15.46%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 22.61%.

Shares Statistics:

For the past three months, VRTX has traded an average of 1.08M shares per day and 1365460 over the past ten days. A total of 257.70M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 257.35M. Insiders hold about 0.27% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 92.81% stake in the company. Shares short for VRTX as of 1715731200 were 3769903 with a Short Ratio of 3.51, compared to 1713139200 on 4029234. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 3769903 and a Short% of Float of 1.46.

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