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Shares in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX) Acquired by Elkhorn Investments LLC

Shares in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX) Acquired by Elkhorn Investments LLC

Janney Montgomery Scott initiated coverage on Vertex Pharmaceuticals in a report on Thursday, November 17th. They issued a "buy" rating and a $105.00 price objective on the stock.

09/13/2016 - Raymond James began new coverage on Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated giving the company a "market perform" rating.

03/06/2017 - Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Robert W. Baird. Jefferies Group LLC restated a "buy" rating on shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals in a report on Sunday, January 8th.

The Company has 247.35 million shares outstanding and 246.59 million shares were floated in market. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $100.88.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) reached 29.25% versus a 1-year low price of $71.46. The stock had a trading volume of 124,491 shares.

EVP, Global Research and CSO, ALTSHULER DAVID, sold 6,403 common shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX) in the open market. The third largest holder is Fmr Llc, which now holds $1.9 billion worth of this stock and that ownership represents almost 8.32% of its market capitalization. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) established that the company was able to keep return on investment at -4.47 in the trailing twelve month while Reuters data showed that industry's average stands at -3.19 and sector's optimum level is 12.94.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 25th.

In the company's last quarter, Dean Foods Company (NYSE) EPS moved to $0.38 from $0.37 compared sequentially with the prior quarter. Well, according to what we could find, analysts had been looking for the company to post net income of about $0.41 per share on $2,018.90M in revenue. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated will post $1.62 EPS for the current fiscal year. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.33, for a total transaction of $483,145.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 274,725 shares in the company, valued at $20,373,606. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

On 12/14/2016 Joshua S Boger, Director, sold 6,500 with an average share price of $77.52 per share and the total transaction amounting to $503,880.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 276,225 shares in the company, valued at $22,783,038. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Mr. Gregg A. Tanner is now ranked as the number three insider in terms of representation on the cap table for the stock, holding 368,023 shares, valued at around $6900431.25 as of recent close. For the current quarter the stock has lowest EPS estimates of $0.23 and high estimate of $1.21.

A number of other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in VRTX. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. Norges Bank acquired a new position in Vertex Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter valued at about $127,564,000. Fox Run Management L.L.C. bought a new stake in Vertex Pharmaceuticals during the third quarter valued at $488,000. Creative Planning now owns 5,554 shares of the pharmaceutical company's stock valued at $484,000 after buying an additional 305 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp raised its position in shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals by 2.7% in the fourth quarter. Two Sigma Investments LP now owns 1,026,855 shares of the pharmaceutical company's stock valued at $75,648,000 after buying an additional 604,506 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 94.85% of the company's stock. Finally, BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its position in shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals by 3.9% in the third quarter. WFG Advisors LP now owns 24,800 shares of the pharmaceutical company's stock valued at $2,188,000 after buying an additional 24,779 shares during the period.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated is engaged in discovering, developing, manufacturing and commercializing medicines for serious diseases. Its business is focused on developing and commercializing therapies for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) and advancing its research and development programs in other indications.

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