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NASDAQ:VKTX - Viking Therapeutics Stock Price, Forecast & News

$7.95
+0.05 (+0.63 %)
(As of 12/15/2019 10:17 AM ET)
Today's Range
$7.87
Now: $7.95
$8.20
50-Day Range
$6.46
MA: $7.31
$8.36
52-Week Range
$6.15
Now: $7.95
$11.03
Volume1.32 million shs
Average Volume1.48 million shs
Market Capitalization$574.47 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta2.3
Viking Therapeutics, Inc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of novel therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders. Its lead drug candidate is VK2809, an orally available tissue and receptor-subtype selective agonist of the thyroid hormone receptor beta, which is in Phase II clinical trials to treat patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Pharmaceutical preparations
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorMedical
Current SymbolNASDAQ:VKTX
CUSIPN/A
Phone858-704-4660

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual SalesN/A
Book Value$4.17 per share

Profitability

Net Income$-22,060,000.00

Miscellaneous

Employees15
Market Cap$574.47 million
Next Earnings Date3/11/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Viking Therapeutics' stock symbol?

Viking Therapeutics trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "VKTX."

How were Viking Therapeutics' earnings last quarter?

Viking Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:VKTX) released its earnings results on Tuesday, November, 5th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.08) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.05. View Viking Therapeutics' Earnings History.

When is Viking Therapeutics' next earnings date?

Viking Therapeutics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, March 11th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Viking Therapeutics.

What price target have analysts set for VKTX?

11 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Viking Therapeutics' shares. Their forecasts range from $8.86 to $40.00. On average, they anticipate Viking Therapeutics' share price to reach $18.76 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 136.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Viking Therapeutics.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Viking Therapeutics?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Viking Therapeutics in the last year. There are currently 10 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Viking Therapeutics.

Has Viking Therapeutics been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about VKTX stock have trended negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Viking Therapeutics earned a media sentiment score of -2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the biotechnology company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Viking Therapeutics.

Are investors shorting Viking Therapeutics?

Viking Therapeutics saw a drop in short interest during the month of November. As of November 29th, there was short interest totalling 16,420,000 shares, a drop of 13.8% from the November 14th total of 19,050,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,450,900 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 11.3 days. Currently, 25.5% of the company's shares are short sold. View Viking Therapeutics' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Viking Therapeutics' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Viking Therapeutics own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Viking Therapeutics investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Verastem (VSTM), Micron Technology (MU), Amarin (AMRN), Corbus Pharmaceuticals (CRBP), Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Madrigal Pharmaceuticals (MDGL), Novavax (NVAX) and Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET).

Who are Viking Therapeutics' key executives?

Viking Therapeutics' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Dr. Brian Lian, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 53)
  • Mr. Michael Morneau, VP of Fin. & Admin. (Age 54)
  • Dr. Hiroko Masamune, Chief Devel. Officer (Age 62)
  • Ms. Amy Broidrick, Sr. VP of Corp. Devel.
  • Ms. Marianne Mancini, Sr. VP of Clinical Operations

When did Viking Therapeutics IPO?

(VKTX) raised $20 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on Wednesday, April 29th 2015. The company issued 2,500,000 shares at a price of $7.00-$9.00 per share. Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd. served as the underwriter for the IPO and Feltl and Company was co-manager.

Who are Viking Therapeutics' major shareholders?

Viking Therapeutics' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (5.34%), Bailard Inc. (0.45%), SG Americas Securities LLC (0.35%), Rhenman & Partners Asset Management AB (0.28%), Millennium Management LLC (0.23%) and Alps Advisors Inc. (0.20%). Company insiders that own Viking Therapeutics stock include J Matthew Singleton, Lawson Macartney, Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc and Michael Morneau. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Viking Therapeutics.

Which major investors are selling Viking Therapeutics stock?

VKTX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Street Corp, Rhenman & Partners Asset Management AB, Essex Investment Management Co. LLC, Squarepoint Ops LLC, Barclays PLC, Tocqueville Asset Management L.P., Virtu Financial LLC and Alps Advisors Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Viking Therapeutics.

Which major investors are buying Viking Therapeutics stock?

VKTX stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including SG Americas Securities LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Alpine Group USVI LLC, Alpine Group USVI LLC, Rhumbline Advisers, Tower Research Capital LLC TRC, Wedbush Securities Inc. and Bailard Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Viking Therapeutics stock in the last two years include J Matthew Singleton and Lawson Macartney. View Insider Buying and Selling for Viking Therapeutics.

How do I buy shares of Viking Therapeutics?

Shares of VKTX can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Viking Therapeutics' stock price today?

One share of VKTX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $7.95.

How big of a company is Viking Therapeutics?

Viking Therapeutics has a market capitalization of $574.47 million. The biotechnology company earns $-22,060,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($0.40) on an earnings per share basis. Viking Therapeutics employs 15 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Viking Therapeutics.

What is Viking Therapeutics' official website?

The official website for Viking Therapeutics is http://www.vikingtherapeutics.com/.

How can I contact Viking Therapeutics?

Viking Therapeutics' mailing address is 12340 EL CAMINO REAL SUITE 250, SAN DIEGO CA, 92130. The biotechnology company can be reached via phone at 858-704-4660 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ VKTX)

Community Ranking:  3.4 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  441 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  202 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  643
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Viking Therapeutics and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe VKTX will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe VKTX will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/15/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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