Today, Viking Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: VKTX) Takes Center Stage

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the Biotechnology industry segment. The current market capitalization of Viking Therapeutics Inc is $5.65B. A total of 1.48 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.41M shares.

In the most recent transaction, ZANTE GREG sold 66,756 shares of VKTX for 74.69 per share on May 03 ’24. After the transaction, the Chief Financial Officer now owns 174,854 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 01 ’24, Mancini Marianna sold 281,425 shares at 78.66 per share. VKTX shares that Chief Operating Officer owns now total 348,508.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Lian Brian disposed of 45,000 shares on Feb 09 ’24 at a per-share price of $29.90. This resulted in the President & CEO holding 2,139,882 shares of VKTX after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Lian Brian sold 269,079 shares at $26.87 per share on Feb 08 ’24. Company shares held by the President & CEO now total 2,184,882.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, VKTX has a high of $99.41 and a low of $8.28.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. VKTX’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $202.10M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $29.00k in debt and $8.78M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $8.47, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $201.88M.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for VKTX is Buy with a score of 5.00.

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