Red Hot Stocks: Buy, Sell, or Hold? – Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (VKTX), Neothetics, Inc. (NEOT)

Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VKTX) recent rally took place on significantly more volume which surged nearly 3.73 million contracts on 19-Oct-17 versus its daily average of 397.49 million. The first sale was made at $2.67 but later the stock became weaker, and closed with a gain of 14.62%. It was last traded at $2.98 apiece.

Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (VKTX): Outperform Candidate With 145.97% Upside Potential

Viking Therapeutics, Inc. is maintained at an average outperform rating by 3 stock analysts, and there are at least 1.73% of shares outstanding that are currently legally short sold. The shares went up by 138.4% in value last month. Year-to-date it jumped 150.42%. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 3 of analysts who cover Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VKTX) advice adding it to buy candidate list. Wall Street experts also assign a $7.33 price target on Viking Therapeutics, Inc., pointing towards a 145.97% rally from current levels. The stock is trading for about 3.47% more than its 52-week high.

VKTX Adds 30.13% In A Week

This company shares (VKTX) so far managed to recover 238.64% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 18.73% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 15.06%. The share price has already crossed its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of 54.64% and sits 108.89% higher versus its 50 days moving average. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned 30.13% gains and is up by 125.04% compared with its 200-day moving average of $1.77. Also, Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (VKTX) needs to expand a 159.13% increase it experienced over the past twelve months.

Neothetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:NEOT) Consensus Call At 3

As regular trading ended, Neothetics, Inc. (NEOT) stock brought in a -$0.17 drop to $1.16. The day started at a price of $1.18 but then traded as high as $1.46 before giving part of the gains back. As for this week, analysts appear content to stick with their bleak outlook with the consensus call at 3. Neothetics, Inc. sank -55.89% from their peak of $ 2.63 and now has a $14.18 million market value of equity.

Neothetics, Inc. (NEOT) Returns 3.57% This Year

The company had seen its current volume reaching at 3.88 million shares in the last trade. That compares with the recent volume average of 1.95 million. At the close of regular trading, its last week’s stock price volatility was 22.88% which for the month reaches 49.66%. Neothetics, Inc. dipped to as low as $1.12 throughout the day and has returned 3.57% in this year. At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $0.30 but has recovered 286.67% since then.

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