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Gauging the Upside Potential of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Stock

Kenneth Smith
Gauging the Upside Potential of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Stock

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) is focused on developing and bringing to market therapies for treating cystic fibrosis (or CF) and advancing research and development programs for other diseases. Of the 25 analysts covering Vertex Pharmaceuticals in May, 21 of them have given the stock a “buy” or higher rating, and four have given it a “hold.” The mean rating for the stock is 1.76 with a target price of $191.39, implying an upside of 22.6% over its closing price of $156.16 on May 16. Of the 26 analysts covering Gilead Sciences (GILD) in May, 16 of them have given the stock a “buy” or higher rating, and ten have given it a “hold.” The mean rating for the stock is 2.15 with a target price of $85.81.