Viking Therapeutics - VKTX Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $112.38
  • Forecasted Upside: 135.09%
  • Number of Analysts: 9
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 0 Hold Ratings
  • 8 Buy Ratings
  • 1 Strong Buy Ratings
$47.80
▼ -4.32 (-8.29%)

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Analyst Price Target for VKTX

Analyst Price Target is $112.38
▲ +135.09% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 9 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Viking Therapeutics in the last 3 months. The average price target is $112.38, with a high forecast of $138.00 and a low forecast of $80.00. The average price target represents a 135.09% upside from the last price of $47.80.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 9 polled 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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  • 1 strong buy ratings
  • 8 buy ratings
  • 0 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
1/2/2023
  • 1 strong buy ratings
  • 8 buy ratings
  • 0 hold ratings
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4/2/2023
  • 1 strong buy ratings
  • 8 buy ratings
  • 0 hold ratings
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7/1/2023
  • 1 strong buy ratings
  • 8 buy ratings
  • 0 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
9/29/2023
  • 1 strong buy ratings
  • 8 buy ratings
  • 0 hold ratings
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12/28/2023
  • 1 strong buy ratings
  • 8 buy ratings
  • 0 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
3/27/2024
  • 1 strong buy ratings
  • 8 buy ratings
  • 0 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
5/26/2024
  • 1 strong buy ratings
  • 8 buy ratings
  • 0 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
6/25/2024

Latest Recommendations

  • 1 strong buy ratings
  • 8 buy ratings
  • 0 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
6/24/2024HC WainwrightReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$90.00 ➝ $90.00Low
6/17/2024Truist FinancialReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$120.00 ➝ $120.00Low
6/4/2024Raymond JamesReiterated RatingStrong-BuyLow
6/4/2024Maxim GroupReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$120.00 ➝ $120.00Low
6/4/2024HC WainwrightReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$90.00 ➝ $90.00Low
5/16/2024Raymond JamesUpgradeOutperform ➝ Strong-Buy$115.00 ➝ $116.00Low
5/16/2024Truist FinancialReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$120.00Low
4/25/2024HC WainwrightReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$90.00Low
3/26/2024OppenheimerBoost TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$116.00 ➝ $138.00Low
3/26/2024BTIG ResearchBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$100.00 ➝ $125.00Low
3/26/2024HC WainwrightReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$90.00Low
3/15/2024HC WainwrightReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$90.00Low
3/15/2024Maxim GroupReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$120.00Low
3/15/2024BTIG ResearchBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$86.00 ➝ $100.00Low
3/15/2024Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$80.00Low
3/7/2024Jefferies Financial GroupInitiated CoverageBuy$110.00Low
2/29/2024Truist FinancialBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$32.00 ➝ $120.00Low
2/28/2024OppenheimerBoost TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$46.00 ➝ $116.00Low
2/27/2024Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$37.00 ➝ $115.00N/A
2/27/2024HC WainwrightBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$33.00 ➝ $90.00N/A
2/23/2024William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformLow
2/14/2024Stifel NicolausBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$30.00 ➝ $35.00Low
2/8/2024Maxim GroupBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$35.00 ➝ $50.00Low
12/4/2023Truist FinancialReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$32.00Low
10/2/2023Truist FinancialReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$32.00Low
8/8/2023Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$30.00Low
5/30/2023Roth CapitalReiterated RatingBuyLow
5/17/2023Raymond JamesBoost Target$35.00 ➝ $37.00Low
5/16/2023Stifel NicolausBoost Target$25.00 ➝ $30.00Low
4/27/2023HC WainwrightBoost Target$21.00 ➝ $33.00Low
4/25/2023OppenheimerBoost Target$30.00 ➝ $35.00Low
3/29/2023Roth MkmBoost TargetBuy$15.00 ➝ $19.00N/A
3/29/2023Truist FinancialBoost TargetBuy$28.00 ➝ $32.00Low
3/29/2023Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform$12.00 ➝ $35.00Low
3/28/2023Stifel NicolausBoost TargetBuy$22.00 ➝ $25.00Low
3/28/2023BTIG ResearchBoost TargetBuy$20.00 ➝ $31.00Low
3/28/2023OppenheimerBoost TargetOutperform$20.00 ➝ $30.00Low
3/28/2023Maxim GroupBoost TargetBuy$15.00 ➝ $25.00Low
3/16/2023Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageBuy$22.00Low
2/23/2023OppenheimerBoost Target$17.00 ➝ $20.00Low
2/9/2023HC WainwrightReiterated RatingBuy$21.00Low
2/9/2023Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform$11.00 ➝ $12.00Low
12/19/2022Maxim GroupBoost TargetBuy$10.00 ➝ $15.00Low
11/1/2022OppenheimerLower Target$10.00Low
10/27/2022Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform$10.00 ➝ $11.00Low
4/28/2022Roth CapitalLower Target$20.00 ➝ $15.00High
2/10/2022Raymond JamesLower TargetOutperform$13.00 ➝ $10.00High
11/12/2021Maxim GroupInitiated CoverageBuy$14.00High
11/8/2021BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$15.00Medium
11/3/2021SVB LeerinkReiterated RatingOutperformHigh
10/29/2021William BlairReiterated RatingBuyHigh
7/29/2021Raymond JamesBoost 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 TargetStrong-Buy$25.00 ➝ $27.00Medium
9/11/2020William BlairReiterated RatingBuyLow
9/10/2020B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$15.00High
9/1/2020BTIG ResearchBoost TargetBuy$9.00 ➝ $12.00High
8/31/2020Chardan CapitalBoost TargetBuy$15.00 ➝ $20.00Medium
8/28/2020HC WainwrightBoost 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 TargetBuy$16.00 ➝ $12.00High
5/2/2020Maxim GroupInitiated CoverageBuy$14.00High
5/1/2020OppenheimerInitiated CoverageBuy$12.00High
5/1/2020Raymond JamesLower 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 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
(Data available from 6/25/2019 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.81 (Buy)

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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  • 1 very positive mentions
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  • 0 negative mentions
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11/28/2023
  • 2 very positive mentions
  • 4 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
12/28/2023
  • 5 very positive mentions
  • 6 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
  • 1 very negative mentions
1/27/2024
  • 25 very positive mentions
  • 25 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
2/26/2024
  • 65 very positive mentions
  • 44 positive mentions
  • 6 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
3/27/2024
  • 39 very positive mentions
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  • 2 negative mentions
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4/26/2024
  • 32 very positive mentions
  • 18 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
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5/26/2024
  • 26 very positive mentions
  • 14 positive mentions
  • 2 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
6/25/2024

Current Sentiment

  • 26 very positive mentions
  • 14 positive mentions
  • 2 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
Viking Therapeutics logo
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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Today's Range

Now: $47.80
Low: $47.54
High: $52.60

50 Day Range

MA: $64.64
Low: $50.43
High: $80.20

52 Week Range

Now: $47.80
Low: $8.28
High: $99.41

Volume

4,799,571 shs

Average Volume

4,896,107 shs

Market Capitalization

$5.27 billion

P/E Ratio

N/A

Dividend Yield

N/A

Beta

1.05

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: BTIG Research, HC Wainwright, Jefferies Financial Group Inc., Maxim Group, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., Raymond James, Stifel Nicolaus, StockNews.com, Truist Financial Co., and William Blair.
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What is the current price target for Viking Therapeutics?

8 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Viking Therapeutics in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $112.38, suggesting a possible upside of 135.1%. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. has the highest price target set, predicting VKTX will reach $138.00 in the next twelve months. Stifel Nicolaus has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $80.00 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 8 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating 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. Learn More about contacing Viking Therapeutics investor relations.