NASDAQ:VKTX - Viking Therapeutics Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$11.08 +0.44 (+4.14 %)
(As of 06/22/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$11.08
Today's Range$10.25 - $11.22
52-Week Range$0.88 - $13.43
Volume7.68 million shs
Average Volume8.22 million shs
Market Capitalization$541.93 million
P/E Ratio-14.03
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta2.77
Viking Therapeutics logoViking Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of novel therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders. Its lead clinical program, VK5211, is an orally available, non-steroidal selective androgen receptor modulator in Phase II development for the treatment of patients recovering from non-elective hip fracture surgery; in Phase I clinical trials for improving lean body mass; and in pre-clinical trial for improving bone mineral density, bone mineral content, bone strength, and other measures. The company is also developing VK2809, an orally available, tissue and receptor-subtype selective agonist of the thyroid hormone receptor beta, which is in a Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of patients with hypercholesterolemia and fatty liver disease; and in a Phase I clinical trial to treat patients who suffer from glycogen storage disease type Ia. In addition, it is developing VK0214 for X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, which is in pre-clinical stage. Viking Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio12.44
Quick Ratio12.44

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio-14.03
Forward P/E Ratio-24.62
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual SalesN/A
Price / SalesN/A
Cash FlowN/A
Price / CashN/A
Book Value$0.38 per share
Price / Book29.16

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.79)
Net Income$-20,570,000.00
Net MarginsN/A
Return on Equity-79.70%
Return on Assets-59.44%

Miscellaneous

Employees14
Outstanding Shares50,930,000

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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) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May, 9th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.10) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.02. View Viking Therapeutics' Earnings History.

When is Viking Therapeutics' next earnings date?

Viking Therapeutics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August, 7th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Viking Therapeutics.

What price target have analysts set for VKTX?

5 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for Viking Therapeutics' shares. Their predictions range from $13.00 to $15.00. On average, they anticipate Viking Therapeutics' stock price to reach $14.25 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Viking Therapeutics.

Who are some of Viking Therapeutics' key competitors?

Who are Viking Therapeutics' key executives?

Viking Therapeutics' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Dr. Brian Lian, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 52)
  • Mr. Michael Morneau, CFO & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 53)
  • Mr. Gregory S. Zante CPA, VP of Fin. & Operations (Age 47)
  • Ms. Amy Broidrick, Sr. VP of Corp. Devel.
  • Dr. Hiroko Masamune Ph.D., Sr. VP of Pharmaceutical Devel. (Age 61)

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 $7.00-$9.00 per share. Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd. served as the underwriter for the IPO and Feltl and Company was co-manager.

Has Viking Therapeutics been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about VKTX stock has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Viking Therapeutics earned a media sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.76 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are Viking Therapeutics' major shareholders?

Viking Therapeutics' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Sphera Funds Management LTD. (3.13%), Millennium Management LLC (2.75%), Sio Capital Management LLC (2.51%), Opaleye Management Inc. (2.16%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.19%) and Park West Asset Management LLC (0.98%). Company insiders that own Viking Therapeutics stock include J Matthew Singleton, Lawson Macartney, Matthew W Foehr 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 Sphera Funds Management LTD., Park West Asset Management LLC and EAM Global Investors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Viking Therapeutics.

Which major investors are buying Viking Therapeutics stock?

VKTX stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, Opaleye Management Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., Iguana Healthcare Management LLC, Tibra Equities Europe Ltd, Spark Investment Management LLC and Trexquant Investment LP. Company insiders that have bought Viking Therapeutics stock in the last two years include J Matthew Singleton, Lawson Macartney and Matthew W Foehr. 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Viking Therapeutics' stock price today?

One share of VKTX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $11.08.

How big of a company is Viking Therapeutics?

Viking Therapeutics has a market capitalization of $541.93 million. The biotechnology company earns $-20,570,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($0.79) on an earnings per share basis. Viking Therapeutics employs 14 workers across the globe.

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 (VKTX)

Community Ranking:  3.1 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  187 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  115 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  302
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 6/23/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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