Janney Capital Upgrades Rating On Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorpor (VRTX) To "Buy"

A scientist at Vertex Pharmaceuticals works in her laboratory in San Diego

A scientist at Vertex Pharmaceuticals works in her laboratory in San Diego

The Ulysses Management Llc holds 30,000 shares with $1.73M value, down from 155,000 last quarter.

About 95,102 shares traded. Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has risen 13.20% since July 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.87% the S&P500. Additionally, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX) stock price has gone up by 7.32% over the last 20 trading days, and its price is -3.72% below the 52-week high. The Standard Life Investments Ltd holds 287,226 shares with $21.18 million value, down from 555,653 last quarter. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc now has $32.47B valuation. About 926,472 shares traded. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Vertex Pharmaceuticals will post $1.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. It has outperformed by 28.99% the S&P500. Therefore 67% are positive. Vertex Pharmaceuticals had 13 analyst reports since March 1, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Finally, Cowen and Company reissued a "market perform" rating and issued a $105.00 price objective on shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. The stock of JPMorgan Chase & Co. In this case performance of tends to percentage rate of return for a stock for a given time frame. UBS maintained JPMorgan Chase & Co. On Friday, July 14 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold". The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Thursday, August 18 with "Buy". The company was maintained on Friday, June 30 by Jefferies.

Since May 10, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $470,280 activity. $568,100 worth of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.26, from 0.98 in 2016Q3.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of VRTX. 93 funds opened positions while 140 raised stakes. Strategic Advsrs Ltd Company holds 1.11% in JPMorgan Chase & Co. Tiverton Asset Management Lc reported 96,124 shares or 0.42% of all its holdings. Brick & Kyle owns 150 shares. Lee Danner & Bass has 14,830 shares. Tower Research Cap (Trc) holds 0.05% or 6,723 shares. Conning invested in 0.02% or 6,239 shares. The company's shares closed yesterday at $132.16, close to its 52-week high of $137.26. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust And Banking owns 661,205 shares. Moreover, Pinnacle Assocs Ltd has 0.2% invested in T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ:TMUS) for 174,815 shares.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "Eventide Asset Management LLC Continues to Hold Position in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX)" was first published by Transcript Daily and is the property of of Transcript Daily. Shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ VRTX) traded down 0.67% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $129.48. The stock of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) earned "Hold" rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, April 5. Its up 3.43% from 4.80M shares previously. Humana Inc Call 210 04/21/2017 (Call) (NYSE:HUM) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.22, from 1.1 in 2016Q3. (NASDAQ:ANGO) was $15.71 and the volume amounted to 0.46 million shares which compares with the average volume of 0.23 million shares. AQR Capital Management LLC raised its position in Vertex Pharmaceuticals by 106.5% in the first quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt invested in 0% or 1,403 shares. Intact Inv Inc invested in 7,300 shares. First Light Asset Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.75% or 23,225 shares. Holland Ltd Liability, a Illinois-based fund reported 278,912 shares. Australia-based Westpac Bk Corp has invested 0% in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX). Picton Mahoney Asset Mngmt accumulated 8,100 shares. 533,910 are owned by Allianz Asset Ag.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Vertex Pharmaceuticals is Strong Buy and the average price target is $136.85, representing a 3.5% upside. VRTX's profit will be $11.57 million for 701.54 P/E if the $0.06 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.13 actual EPS reported by Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -53.85% negative EPS growth.

In a report issued on July 9, Oppenheimer also upgraded the stock to Buy with a $150 price target. Therefore 63% are positive. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, October 5 by Jefferies. Vertex Pharmaceuticals presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $120.84. On Thursday, December 15 the stock rating was initiated by Oppenheimer with "Perform". Leerink Swann initiated the shares of VRTX in report on Friday, February 5 with "Outperform" rating. Also, CMO Jeffrey Chodakewitz sold 8,979 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 2nd.

Receive News & Ratings for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated and related companies with our FREE daily email newsletter. Wood maintained the shares of AGO in report on Friday, April 7 with "Hold" rating. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Vertex Pharmaceuticals from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, June 28th.

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