Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. stock outperforms market on strong trading day

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Shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. VRTX inched 0.56% higher to $313.57 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.31% to 33,733.96 and the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.07% to 4,016.95. This was the stock’s third consecutive day of gains. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. closed $11.18 below its 52-week high ($324.75), which the company reached on December 8th.

The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its…