If You Invested $25,000 in Vertex Pharmaceuticals 5 Years Ago, This Is How Much You Would Have Today

If You Invested $25,000 in Vertex Pharmaceuticals 5 Years Ago, This Is How Much You Would Have Today
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If you hold on to a promising growth stock for five years, you should expect to accumulate some decent gains over that time. Investing in just the S&P 500 would have resulted in a nearly 60% increase in value -- and that's even after factoring in this year's bearish market. Five years ago, Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VRTX) was coming off a year when its revenue soared by 65% to $1.7 billion.