Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, drug developer Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NAS: VRTX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Vertex's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Cambridge, Mass. (1989)
Dr. Jeffrey Leiden (since February 2012)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$968.9 million / $400.0 million
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 92% of the 716 members who have rated Vertex believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just gettin started -- looked at [price-to-sales] compared with [Alexion Pharmaceuticals] and this one has so much upside it astounds me. 2nd blockbuster Kalydeco coming along and then possible expansion to other [cystic-fibrosis] patients, combined with fact of all oral HCV treatments being tested and INCIVEK blockbuster profit machine for next couple years ... count me in.
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