Key Considerations for Viking Therapeutics Investors

Shares of Pharmaceutical company Viking Therapeutics jumped 7.9% today. With many investors piling into VKTX without a second thought, it may be a good idea to take a closer look at the stock. Here are some quick facts to get you started:

  • Viking Therapeutics has moved 235.9% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 22.4%

  • VKTX has an average analyst rating of buy and is -34.7% away from its mean target price of $113.8 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $-0.92

  • Viking Therapeutics has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of -80.8 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $-1.54 and its forward P/E ratio is -48.3

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 8.77 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • Viking Therapeutics is part of the Health Care sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 30.21 and an average P/B of 4.08

  • The company has a free cash flow of $-22437876, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • Viking Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of novel therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders. The company's lead drug candidate is VK2809, an orally available tissue and receptor-subtype selective agonist of the thyroid hormone receptor beta (TRß), which is in Phase IIb clinical trials to treat patients with biopsy-confirmed non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, as well as NAFLD. It also develops 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; VK0612, an orally available Phase IIb-ready drug candidate for type 2 diabetes; VK2735, a novel dual agonist of the glucagon-like peptide, which is in Phase 1 SAD/MAD clinical trial, and VK0214, an orally available tissue and receptor-subtype selective agonist of the TRß for X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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