Vertex Pharma (VRTX): Recent Weakness Skews Risk/Reward To Favorable - Jefferies

October 18, 2016 9:23 AM EDT
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Price: $80.91 -1.95%

Rating Summary:
    24 Buy, 17 Hold, 0 Sell

Rating Trend: Down Down

Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 6 | Down: 10 | New: 6
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Jefferies analyst, Brian Abrahams, reiterated his Buy rating on shares of Vertex (NASDAQ: VRTX) on the belief that the recent Orkambi launch slowdown and concerns over a no next-gen corrector news are overdone.

The analyst believes that the share price does not fully reflect 1) the potential for cash flow expansion through 3x-combos which should ultimately work, 2) a leadership position and barrier to entry for future competitors, and 3) leverage even if there are stumbles.

The analyst perceives the upside/downside scenarios as favorably skewed at (~50%/13%), creating a highly attractive entry point.

price target of $105.00

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Shares of Vertex closed at $80.50 yesterday.

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