Brean Murray Raises Vertex Pharmaceuticals to Buy (VRTX)
Vertex Pharmaceuticals traded up 4.71% on Monday, hitting $60.86. Vertex Pharmaceuticals has a 52-week low of $26.50 and a 52-week high of $58.87. The company has a market cap of $12.833 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 41.34.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The company reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.14. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 496.5% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Vertex Pharmaceuticals will post $0.72 EPS next quarter.
Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals in a research note to investors on Monday. Separately, analysts at JMP Securities upgraded shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note to investors on Monday. Finally, analysts at ISI Group upgraded shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note to investors on Monday.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Vertex) is in the business of discovering, developing, manufacturing and commercializing small molecule drugs for the treatment of serious diseases.