NASDAQ:VKTX - Viking Therapeutics Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $16.00
  • Forecasted Upside: 146.15 %
  • Number of Analysts: 5
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 0 Hold Ratings
  • 5 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
$6.50
▲ +0.01 (0.15%)

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Analyst Price Target for VKTX

Analyst Price Target is $16.00
▲ +146.15% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 5 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Viking Therapeutics in the last 3 months. The average price target is $16.00, with a high forecast of $21.00 and a low forecast of $13.00. The average price target represents a 146.15% upside from the last price of $6.50.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 5 contributing investment analysts is to buy stock in Viking Therapeutics. This Buy consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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3/24/2020
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6/22/2020
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9/20/2020
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12/19/2020
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3/19/2021
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6/17/2021
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8/16/2021
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9/15/2021

Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/29/2021Raymond JamesBoost Price TargetOutperform$12.00 ➝ $13.00High
6/20/2021SVB LeerinkInitiated CoverageBuy$18.00Low
6/18/2021B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$15.00High
6/17/2021HC WainwrightReiterated RatingBuy$21.00Medium
5/25/2021Raymond JamesDowngradeStrong-Buy ➝ Outperform$27.00 ➝ $12.00High
5/3/2021SVB LeerinkReiterated RatingBuy$18.00High
1/22/2021Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$13.00Low
10/29/2020Raymond JamesBoost Price TargetStrong-Buy$25.00 ➝ $27.00Medium
9/11/2020William BlairReiterated RatingBuyLow
9/10/2020B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$15.00High
9/1/2020BTIG ResearchBoost Price TargetBuy$9.00 ➝ $12.00High
8/31/2020Chardan CapitalBoost Price TargetBuy$15.00 ➝ $20.00Medium
8/28/2020HC WainwrightBoost Price TargetBuy$18.00 ➝ $21.00High
8/6/2020Raymond JamesReiterated RatingBuy$25.00Medium
7/30/2020B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$12.00High
7/29/2020Chardan CapitalReiterated RatingBuy$15.00High
7/29/2020OppenheimerReiterated RatingBuy$12.00High
7/29/2020Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$14.00High
6/4/2020BMO Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageOutperform$14.00Medium
5/5/2020Chardan CapitalInitiated CoverageBuy$15.00Medium
5/4/2020B. RileyLower Price TargetBuy$16.00 ➝ $12.00High
5/2/2020Maxim GroupInitiated CoverageBuy$14.00High
5/1/2020OppenheimerInitiated CoverageBuy$12.00High
5/1/2020Raymond JamesLower Price TargetStrong-Buy$41.00 ➝ $25.00High
5/1/2020BTIG ResearchInitiated CoverageBuy$9.00High
4/30/2020Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$14.00High
4/3/2020William BlairReiterated RatingBuyLow
3/18/2020William BlairReiterated RatingBuyHigh
2/27/2020HC WainwrightLower Price TargetBuy$31.00 ➝ $18.00High
1/2/2020SVB LeerinkReiterated RatingOutperformMedium
11/21/2019B. RileyInitiated CoverageBuy$16.00Low
11/6/2019Maxim GroupReiterated RatingBuy$14.00Low
11/5/2019HC WainwrightReiterated RatingBuy$31.00High
8/2/2019HC WainwrightReiterated RatingBuy$31.00High
7/16/2019CIBCInitiated CoverageOutperform ➝ Outperform$12.00Low
7/16/2019OppenheimerInitiated CoverageOutperform$12.00 ➝ $12.00High
7/15/2019CitigroupInitiated CoverageOutperformHigh
6/25/2019Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$14.00High
4/11/2019HC WainwrightReiterated RatingBuy$31.00Medium
3/29/2019SVB LeerinkUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$10.00 ➝ $21.00High
3/29/2019William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformHigh
3/14/2019Raymond JamesLower Price TargetStrong-Buy ➝ Strong-Buy$43.00 ➝ $40.00Low
3/14/2019William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformHigh
3/14/2019Maxim GroupLower Price TargetBuy$28.00 ➝ $20.00High
2/22/2019SVB LeerinkInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$10.00Medium
12/11/2018B. RileyInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$16.00Low
11/19/2018Raymond JamesUpgradeOutperform ➝ Strong-Buy$43.00High
11/13/2018William BlairReiterated RatingBuyHigh
11/9/2018Roth CapitalSet Price TargetBuy$23.00Medium
11/8/2018Maxim GroupReiterated RatingBuy$28.00High
11/8/2018HC WainwrightReiterated RatingBuy$31.00N/A
10/1/2018William BlairReiterated RatingMarket PerformHigh
10/1/2018HC WainwrightSet Price TargetBuy$31.00High
9/19/2018Raymond JamesSet Price TargetBuy$43.00Low
9/19/2018Roth CapitalBoost Price TargetBuy$13.00 ➝ $24.00High
9/19/2018SunTrust BanksBoost Price TargetBuy$28.00High
9/18/2018Maxim GroupReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$14.00 ➝ $28.00High
9/18/2018Raymond JamesReiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Outperform$15.00 ➝ $43.00High
9/18/2018HC WainwrightSet Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$15.00 ➝ $28.00High
8/10/2018William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformHigh
8/10/2018HC WainwrightReiterated RatingBuy$15.00High
7/20/2018SunTrust BanksInitiated CoverageBuy$14.00High
6/28/2018Raymond JamesInitiated CoverageOutperform$15.00Medium
6/1/2018Roth CapitalBoost Price TargetBuy$7.50 ➝ $13.00Low
6/1/2018LaidlawBoost Price TargetBuy$10.00 ➝ $15.00High
6/1/2018HC WainwrightBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$11.00 ➝ $15.00High
5/31/2018Maxim GroupReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$8.00 ➝ $14.00High
5/10/2018HC WainwrightSet Price TargetBuy$11.00High
5/10/2018Maxim GroupSet Price TargetBuy$8.00High
4/30/2018William BlairInitiated CoverageOutperformLow
3/26/2018HC WainwrightReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$11.00High
3/8/2018Roth CapitalSet Price TargetBuy$8.00High
3/8/2018Maxim GroupReiterated RatingBuy$8.00High
2/2/2018Maxim GroupReiterated RatingBuy$8.00Low
12/12/2017Maxim GroupSet Price TargetBuy$8.00Low
11/29/2017Roth CapitalSet Price TargetBuy$6.00High
11/28/2017Maxim GroupSet Price TargetBuy$5.00 ➝ $8.00High
11/21/2017Roth CapitalInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$5.00N/A
11/10/2017HC WainwrightReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$7.00N/A
10/4/2017Maxim GroupReiterated RatingBuy$5.00N/A
9/11/2017Maxim GroupReiterated RatingBuy$5.00High
8/10/2017Maxim GroupSet Price TargetBuy$5.00High
7/17/2017HC WainwrightReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$5.00 ➝ $7.00Low
6/6/2017Maxim GroupSet Price TargetBuy$5.00Low
5/11/2017Maxim GroupReiterated RatingBuy$5.00High
3/27/2017HC WainwrightReiterated RatingBuy$5.00Medium
3/22/2017Maxim GroupSet Price TargetBuy$5.00Medium
2/11/2017Maxim GroupSet Price TargetBuy$5.00N/A
12/7/2016Maxim GroupSet Price TargetBuy$5.00N/A
11/11/2016Maxim GroupSet Price TargetBuy$5.00N/A
10/25/2016Maxim GroupSet Price TargetBuy$5.00N/A
9/18/2016HC WainwrightReiterated RatingBuy$6.00N/A
(Data available from 9/16/2016 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.17 (Hold)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

News Sentiment Over Time

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2/18/2021
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3/20/2021
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9/16/2021

Current Sentiment

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Viking Therapeutics logo
Viking Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, which engages in the development of novel therapies for patients suffering from metabolic and endocrine disorders. The firm's clinical program VK5211, treats patients recovering from non-elective hip fracture surgery. It also specializes in development of VK2809 and VK0214. The company was founded by Brian Lian and Michael A. Dinerman on September 24, 2012 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.
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Today's Range

Now: $6.50
Low: $6.37
High: $6.53

50 Day Range

MA: $6.12
Low: $5.58
High: $7.04

52 Week Range

Now: $6.50
Low: $4.95
High: $10.09

Volume

4,182 shs

Average Volume

1,055,067 shs

Market Capitalization

$508.24 million

P/E Ratio

N/A

Dividend Yield

N/A

Beta

1.83

Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Viking Therapeutics?

The following Wall Street sell-side analysts have issued reports on Viking Therapeutics in the last twelve months: B. Riley, HC Wainwright, Raymond James, Stifel Nicolaus, SVB Leerink LLC, and Zacks Investment Research.
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What is the current price target for Viking Therapeutics?

5 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Viking Therapeutics in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $16.00, suggesting a possible upside of 146.5%. HC Wainwright has the highest price target set, predicting VKTX will reach $21.00 in the next twelve months. Stifel Nicolaus has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $13.00 for Viking Therapeutics in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Viking Therapeutics?

Viking Therapeutics currently has 5 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe VKTX will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of Viking Therapeutics.
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How do I contact Viking Therapeutics' investor relations team?

Viking Therapeutics' physical mailing address is 12340 EL CAMINO REAL SUITE 250, SAN DIEGO CA, 92130. The biotechnology company's listed phone number is (858) 704-4660 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for Viking Therapeutics is www.vikingtherapeutics.com.