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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

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Long Term Trend: Good
Medium Term Trend: Not Good
Short Term Trend: Good
Vertex Overall Trend Score:
34 Out Of 100
Bottomline: Bearish to Neutral Trend

October 19, 2018 - The year-to-date (YTD) return or performance of Vertex (VRTX) is up 19.4% and is outperforming the overall stock market by 16.25%.

Recently, the weekly return of Vertex (VRTX) is down -1.34% and is underperforming the overall market by -1.5%.

Although long term and short term trends for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated are good, the mid term i.e weekly trends are deteriorating.

The overall 12Stocks.com Smart Investing & Trading Score is 34 (measures stock trend from 0-bearish to 100-bullish) which puts VRTX in short term bearish to neutral trend.

The Smart Investing & Trading Score from previous trading session is 58 and hence a significant deterioration of trend. Scroll down for key technical charts, support & resistance levels and analysis for Vertex.

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Compare VRTX's Trend (34) with trends of related stocks
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Biogen 8
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UnitedHealth 76
Medtronic 70
Sanofi 93
AbbVie 15
GlaxoSmithKline 49
Bristol-Myers 0

Stock Analysis for VRTX
Name: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Sector: Health Care
SubSector: Biotechnology
In A Glance
Vertex (VRTX) Stock Performance and Technical Trend Chart View
 
VRTX Recent Price: 178.94    
MarketCap: 44260.83 Millions
Day Percent Change: -3.52%
Day Change: -6.52
Week Change: -1.34%
Year-to-date Change: 19.4%
Weekly VRTX Technical Chart


Daily VRTX Technical Chart
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Short Term Trend Analysis for VRTX
 
34 / 100
The current technical trend score is 34 in a scale where 0 is bearish and 100 is bullish.
The technical trend score from previous session is 58.
Trend score updated daily. Not to be used for investing.

Technical Levels: For the trading inclined, the following are the key levels of resistance (ceiling) and support (floor) for VRTX. Ceiling and floor levels are stock prices at which the stock trend gets resistance or support respectively. Stocks & their trends tend to pause at these levels and hence traders have an eye on them.

Long term levels are more important. Stocks that have broken thru their resistance or support levels convincingly tend to have stronger trends (confirm with charts above visually).
Key Technical Levels for VRTX
 Short TermWeeklyLong Term
Resistance (Ceiling)185.84187.96193.78
Support (Floor)181.72171.66174.23


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TickerStock NameWatchlistCategoryRecent PriceSmart Investing & Trading Score
[0 to 100]
Change %Weekly Change%YTD Change%
AMGNAmgen  Biotechnology202.78630.012.716.61%
CELGCelgene  Biotechnology82.9535-1.580.4-20.52%
GILDGilead  Biotechnology74.1515-1.890.83.50%
BIIBBiogen  Biotechnology330.218-2.34-0.23.65%
REGNRegeneron  Biotechnology395.1368-0.902.85.10%
INCYIncyte  Biotechnology64.4435-0.943.0-31.96%
ALXNAlexion  Biotechnology126.5625-1.823.85.83%
ILMNIllumina  Biotechnology321.4625-2.24-0.047.13%
VRTXVertex  Biotechnology178.9434-3.52-1.319.40%
BMRNBioMarin  Biotechnology103.8383-2.074.316.44%
GRFSGrifols S.A Biotechnology20.16422.182.7-12.02%
SGENSeattle Genetics Biotechnology73.7044-1.231.237.76%
JAZZJazz  Biotechnology155.928-1.82-1.915.80%
TSROTesaro  Biotechnology43.0283-2.915.9-48.09%
EXELExelixis  Biotechnology16.5035-3.031.5-45.72%
BIVVBioverativ  Biotechnology104.98200.000.094.70%
ALNYAlnylam  Biotechnology78.520-3.42-4.2-38.20%
ACADACADIA  Biotechnology22.7390-0.704.6-24.51%
OPKOpko Health Biotechnology3.6832-3.291.0-24.90%
TECHBio-Techne  Biotechnology183.1051-0.08-1.241.34%
BLUEbluebird bio Biotechnology122.310-3.48-3.0-31.33%
GLPGGalapagos NV Biotechnology105.08391.615.912.07%
RAREgenyx  Biotechnology64.1825-2.86-1.038.38%
CLVSClovis Oncology Biotechnology29.9467-4.6212.0-55.97%
ICPTIntercept  Biotechnology99.3236-5.12-4.470.01%
JNJJohnson & Johnson Drugs139.53830.074.3-0.14%
PFEPfizer  Drugs44.0269-1.220.521.54%
NVSNovartis AG Drugs86.23881.044.22.70%
MRKMerck  Drugs72.21880.543.528.33%
UNHUnitedHealth  Insurance266.7676-0.182.821.00%
MDTMedtronic  Instrument95.9370-1.381.318.80%
SNYSanofi  Drugs44.4593-0.473.73.38%


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RELATIVE PERFORMANCE OF
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Vs
THE MARKET
Relative performance of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Compared to Overall Market
How is VRTX faring versus the market [S&P 500] ? Is it lagging or leading ? How is its relative performance ?
Symbol Day Change Week Change Year-to-Date Change
SPY -1.59% 0.16% 3.15%
VRTX -3.52% -1.34% 19.4%

VRTX Chart

S&P 500 (Market) Chart
Year to date returns, VRTX is outperforming the market by 16.25%
This week, VRTX is underperforming the market by -1.5%

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Performance of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated vs Health Care ETF RELATIVE PERFORMANCE OF
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Vs
Health Care Sector
Let us compare apples to apples and compare performance of VRTX with its sector ETF (contains basket of stocks of same sector) XLV [Health Care SPDR] ?
Symbol Day Change Week Change Year-to-Date Change
XLV -1.19 % 1.35 % 11.64 %
VRTX -3.52% -1.34% 19.4%

VRTX Chart

Health Care Chart
Year to date, VRTX is outperforming Health Care sector by 7.76%
This week, VRTX is underperforming Health Care sector by -2.69%

List Of ETF Funds Related To Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

The table below shows ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) similar to Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, i.e, from same sector along with year-to-date (YTD), weekly & daily performaces for comparison. Usually, ETFs and associated stocks from similar sector tend to move together but companies that have innovative products, services or good management tend to outperform. Move mouse or cursor over ETF symbol to view short-term technical chart and over ETF name to view long term chart. Click on to add ETF symbol to your watchlist and to view watchlist.
TickerStock NameWatchlistCategoryRecent PriceChange %Weekly Change%YTD Change%
BBHBiotech HOLDRs Health Care127.20-1.591.792.09%
IBBiShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Health Care112.97-1.561.555.81%
RXLProShares Ultra HealthCare  Health Care108.08-1.812.9922.48%
PPHPharmaceutical HOLDRs Health Care62.27-1.031.675.72%
RXDProShares UltraShort HealthCare  Health Care22.762.06-5.17-24.34%
XLVHealth Care SPDR Health Care92.31-1.191.3511.64%
IXJiShares Global Healthcare  Health Care60.98-0.941.01-45.81%
IHFiShares U. S. Healthcare Providers Health Care195.640.222.5724.74%
XBISPDR Biotech Health Care87.53-1.991.653.13%
PBEPowerShares Biotech  Health Care54.77-1.192.1616.14%
FBTFT Biotech Index Fund Health Care146.56-1.561.2217.65%
IYHiShares US Healthcare Health Care196.18-0.991.2612.6%
VHTVanguard Health Care VIPERS Health Care173.82-1.311.3912.77%
PJPPowerShares Pharmaceuticals Health Care69.75-1.251.748.7%
IHIiShares U.S. Medical Devices Health Care212.18-1.660.522.29%
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