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Insider Trading Alert - VRTX, NATI, CLX, SN And IBKR Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Jan. 8, 2014, 79 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,000.20 to $12,860,510.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) - FREE Research Report

Pace Megan E who is SVP, Corp. Communications at Vertex Pharmaceuticals sold 838 shares at $75.00 on Jan. 8, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Corp. Communications owned 11,350 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.88% with the 838-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $75.68, up $0.68, or 0.9% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Vertex Pharmaceuticals go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 36,692
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 54,285
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 83,649

The average volume for Vertex Pharmaceuticals has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Vertex Pharmaceuticals has a market cap of $17.4 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 1.25% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated engages in discovering, developing, manufacturing, and commercializing small molecule drugs for patients with serious diseases. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Vertex Pharmaceuticals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Vertex Pharmaceuticals as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Vertex Pharmaceuticals Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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