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NASDAQ:VKTXViking Therapeutics Stock Price, Forecast & News

+0.24 (+3.29 %)
(As of 08/7/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $7.53
50-Day Range
MA: $7.10
52-Week Range
Now: $7.53
Volume983,292 shs
Average Volume1.21 million shs
Market Capitalization$547.88 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
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 2b clinical trials to treat patients with biopsy-confirmed non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. The company's lead drug candidate also includes VK5211, an orally available non-steroidal selective androgen receptor modulator that is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of patients recovering from non-elective hip fracture surgery. It is also developing VK0612, an orally available Phase 2b-ready drug candidate for type 2 diabetes; and VK0214, an orally available tissue and receptor-subtype selective agonist of the thyroid hormone receptor beta for X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy. Viking Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 4.5Community Rank: 3.5Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.0 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.80 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Pharmaceutical preparations
Current SymbolNASDAQ:VKTX



Sales & Book Value

Annual SalesN/A
Book Value$3.60 per share


Net Income$-25,780,000.00


Market Cap$547.88 million
Next Earnings Date11/3/2020 (Estimated)
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Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Viking Therapeutics' stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Viking Therapeutics' stock was trading at $5.07 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, VKTX stock has increased by 48.5% and is now trading at $7.53.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Viking Therapeutics?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Viking Therapeutics in the last year. There are currently 11 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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When is Viking Therapeutics' next earnings date?

Viking Therapeutics is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November 3rd 2020.
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How were Viking Therapeutics' earnings last quarter?

Viking Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:VKTX) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 29th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.13) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.01.
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What price target have analysts set for VKTX?

11 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Viking Therapeutics' stock. Their forecasts range from $9.00 to $25.00. On average, they expect Viking Therapeutics' share price to reach $14.78 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 96.3% from the stock's current price.
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Has Viking Therapeutics been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about VKTX stock have been trending very negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Viking Therapeutics earned a news sentiment score of -3.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the biotechnology company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.
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Are investors shorting Viking Therapeutics?

Viking Therapeutics saw a drop in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 9,960,000 shares, a drop of 16.4% from the July 15th total of 11,920,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,560,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 6.4 days. Approximately 14.1% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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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), Amarin (AMRN), Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE), Verastem (VSTM), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Corbus Pharmaceuticals (CRBP), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), Micron Technology (MU), Crispr Therapeutics (CRSP) and SCYNEXIS (SCYX).

Who are Viking Therapeutics' key executives?

Viking Therapeutics' management team includes the following people:
  • Dr. Brian Lian, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 54, Pay $735k)
  • Mr. Gregory S. Zante, Sr. VP of Fin. (Age 49)
  • Mr. Michael Morneau, VP of Fin. & Admin. (Age 55)
  • 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 $7.00-$9.00 per share. Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd. acted as the underwriter for the IPO and Feltl and Company was co-manager.

What is Viking Therapeutics' stock symbol?

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

Who are Viking Therapeutics' major shareholders?

Viking Therapeutics' stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Raymond James & Associates (0.52%), WINTON GROUP Ltd (0.49%), UBS Group AG (0.46%), Swiss National Bank (0.20%), Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. (0.17%) and Alps Advisors Inc. (0.14%). Company insiders that own Viking Therapeutics stock include Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc and Matthew W Foehr.
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Which institutional investors are selling Viking Therapeutics stock?

VKTX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including SG Americas Securities LLC, UBS Group AG, Alps Advisors Inc., Creative Planning, Exane Derivatives, and Envestnet Asset Management Inc..
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Which institutional investors are buying Viking Therapeutics stock?

VKTX stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Raymond James & Associates, WINTON GROUP Ltd, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc., Rafferty Asset Management LLC, Swiss National Bank, Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC, XTX Markets LLC, and Virtu Financial LLC.
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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 $7.53.

How big of a company is Viking Therapeutics?

Viking Therapeutics has a market capitalization of $547.88 million. The biotechnology company earns $-25,780,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($0.36) on an earnings per share basis. Viking Therapeutics employs 17 workers across the globe.

What is Viking Therapeutics' official website?

The official website for Viking Therapeutics is 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]

This page was last updated on 8/9/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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