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Which institution holds the most shares in Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (VRTX)

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTX) is 20.82% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $339.02 and a high of $487.95 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The VRTX stock was last observed hovering at around $485.99 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 5.63%.

Currently trading at $491.62, the stock is 3.46% and 8.89% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 0.85 million and changing 1.16% at the moment leaves the stock 20.32% off its SMA200. VRTX registered 42.72% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 17.30%.

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The stock witnessed a 1.78% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 21.54%, and is 3.77% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.73% over the week and 1.82% over the month.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (VRTX) has around 5400 employees, a market worth around $126.86B and $10.17B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 31.89 and Fwd P/E is 27.07. Profit margin for the company is 39.51%. Distance from 52-week low is 45.01% and 0.75% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (20.86%).

The EPS is expected to grow by 10.86% this year

The shares outstanding are 257.70M, and float is at 257.37M with Short Float at 1.74%.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (VRTX) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Bozic Carmen, the company’s EVP and CMO. SEC filings show that Bozic Carmen sold 2,280 shares of the company’s common stock on Jun 26 ’24 at a price of $471.72 per share for a total of $1.08 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 30099.0 shares.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Jun 12 ’24 that Atkinson Edward Morrow III (EVP, Chief Technical Ops. Off.) sold a total of 7,288 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Jun 12 ’24 and was made at $478.00 per share for $3.48 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 15972.0 shares of the VRTX stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Jun 12 ’24, Bozic Carmen (EVP and CMO) disposed off 2,280 shares at an average price of $478.00 for $1.09 million. The insider now directly holds 32,379 shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (VRTX).

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