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Vertex Is Worth More Than You Think

Shares of  Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) have easily outrun the market year-to-date, rising 8%, and the drug maker has notched returns of more than 42% in the past year. Analyst Hartaj Singh reiterated an Outperform rating and $190 price target on the shares Wednesday, but notes that Vertex could see as much as 50% upside to that target, which would put the shares at $285.