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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) on Focus After Report of Less Shorts

Currently, the stock has a 3 months average volume of 1.53 million. Retirement Systems Of Alabama has invested 0.11% in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX).

Mylan N.V. (MYL) deteriorated -1.12% to strike $36.99 in the Wednesday trading session. About 653,190 shares traded.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated is engaged in discovering, developing, manufacturing and commercializing medicines for serious diseases. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and twenty-three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The ratio is calculated by dividing the stock price per share by the book value per share. Owens Corning had 69 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has "Market Perform" rating by William Blair on Tuesday, November 1. The stock now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $173.15. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $195.00 target price on shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, October 27th. (NYSE:VSH) rating on Sunday, August 13. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Tuesday, August 9 by Barclays Capital. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James to "Outperform" on Wednesday, July 19. The Gross Margin Score of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NasdaqGS:VRTX) is 62.00000. The firm has "Neutral" rating by M Partners given on Thursday, July 27.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.64 in Q2 2017. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.12524, the 3 month is 0.88936, and the 1 month is now 1.01164.

Research analysts are predicting that Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) will report earnings of $0.57 per share when the firm issues their next quarterly report. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter.

Geode Capital Mgmt Lc reported 2.39M shares. Ing Groep Nv has 0.14% invested in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) for 54,853 shares. Gofen & Glossberg Ltd Liability Corporation Il has 3,310 shares. On the stock's most recent trading day, the company's shares ended the regular session at $138.79, which is 17.31% lower than its 52-week high. Natl Bank Of America De holds 0.03% or 1.17M shares in its portfolio. Cleararc Capital owns 6,133 shares. It is negative, as 35 investors sold BX shares while 129 reduced holdings. Moreover, Cannell Peter B has 0.01% invested in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) for 1,588 shares. Alyeska Invest Gp Ltd Partnership owns 7,503 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Principal Grp Inc Inc accumulated 379,838 shares. United Service Automobile Association owns 160,555 shares. The firm owned 94,009 shares of the pharmaceutical company's stock after selling 3,857 shares during the period. The MF Rank of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NasdaqGS:VRTX) is 7746. The company has a market cap of $30.59 billion, a PE ratio of 171.28 and a beta of 0.79. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing therapies for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) and advancing its research and development programs in other indications. It has a 134.42 P/E ratio. It markets ORKAMBI (lumacaftor in combination with ivacaftor) for the treatment of patients with CF 12 years of age and older who have two copies (homozygous) of the F508del mutation in their cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene; and KALYDECO (ivacaftor) for the treatment of patients with CF 2 years of age and older who have the G551D mutation or other specified mutations in their CFTR gene.

Among 26 analysts covering Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 85% are positive. Finally, BTIG Research began coverage on shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals in a report on Friday, September 29th. Stifel Nicolaus has "Hold" rating and $1700 target. As per Friday, June 2, the company rating was upgraded by Oppenheimer. Vertex Pharmaceuticals presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $173.15. The company was initiated on Wednesday, January 20 by Credit Suisse. They set a "buy" rating and a $200.00 price target on the stock. They expect $1.01 EPS, up 40.28% or $0.29 from last year's $0.72 per share. VRTX's profit will be $73.34 million for 119.29 P/E if the $0.29 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.25 actual EPS reported by Owens Corning for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -19.20% negative EPS growth.

This article is informational purposes only and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell the stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $147.29, for a total value of $32,551.09. With 1.94M shares average volume, it will take short sellers 2 days to cover their VRTX's short positions.

Owens Corning, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells glass fiber reinforcements and other materials for composites; and residential and commercial building materials worldwide. The company has market cap of $9.83 billion. It operates in three divisions: Composites, Insulation, and Roofing. Brown Advisory Secs has 0.07% invested in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) for 9,736 shares. About 75,779 shares traded. It has outperformed by 6.37% the S&P500.

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