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Viking Therapeutics

$11.73

-0.605 (-4.91%)

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Viking Therapeutics says VK2809 study achieves primary, secondary endpoints

Viking Therapeutics announced the presentation of results from the company's 12-week Phase 2 study of VK2809, its novel liver-selective thyroid receptor beta agonist, in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. As previously reported, the study successfully achieved both its primary and secondary endpoints, and demonstrated an encouraging safety and tolerability profile. Newly presented data provide further detail on the trial endpoints, highlighting the changes to LDL-C, atherogenic proteins, and other liver parameters. The results were presented Monday, November 12 as part of the Oral Late-Breaker session of The Liver Meeting 2018, the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, held November 9-13 in San Francisco, CA.

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VKTX Viking Therapeutics
$11.73

-0.605 (-4.91%)

09/21/18
RAJA
09/21/18
NO CHANGE
Target $43
RAJA
Outperform
Raymond James says Viking volatility on GTx trial failure would be chance to buy
Raymond James analyst Steven Seedhouse would be a buyer on any volatility in Viking Therapeutics (VKTX) after GTx (GTXI) announced its Phase 2 ASTRID study testing enobosarm in women with SUI failed to achieve its primary endpoint. Viking has not ever tested VK5211 in SUI, but there had appeared to be solid early clinical and preclinical rationale for the indication, Seedhouse tells investors. Viking is not yet developing its SARM VK5211 in SUI and VK5211 is not in his model for either SUI or hip fracture recovery, so the failure of ASTRID really doesn't have immediate or direct negative readthrough to Viking, Seedhouse added. He maintains an Outperform rating and $43 price target on Viking shares, which are down 1% to $18.73 in early trading.
10/01/18
HCWC
10/01/18
NO CHANGE
Target $31
HCWC
Buy
Viking Therapeutics price target raised to $31 from $28 at H.C. Wainwright
H.C. Wainwright analyst Joseph Pantginis raised his price target for Viking Therapeutics to $31 after the company and investigators presented updated VK5211 data in an oral plenary presentation at the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research. The key takeaways from the VK5211 Phase 2 data in hip fracture patients include: VK5211 produces significant muscle growth in hip fracture patients, VK5211-treated patients experienced overall weight gain, the six-minute walk test demonstrated a trend favoring the treatment arms and the tolerability profile in elderly patients was encouraging with no treatment-emergent adverse events, Pantginis tells investors in a research note. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on Viking Therapeutics.
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WBLR
10/01/18
NO CHANGE
WBLR
Outperform
Viking Therapeutics data increase partnership potential, says William Blair
Viking Therapeutics over the weekend at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research annual meeting presented full data from the positive Phase II study with VK5211 for the treatment of patients recovering from hip fracture, William Blair analyst Andy Hsieh tells investors in a research note. While top-line results were released late last year, there were incrementally positive data points, including 6-minute walk test improvements and "intriguing" fat mass reduction, Hsieh writes. He believes the updated clinical profile bodes well for the partnership potential for VK5211 and eventual market uptake. The analyst continues to hold a bullish view on Viking Therapeutics shares with an Outperform rating.
10/02/18
HCWC
10/02/18
NO CHANGE
Target $280
HCWC
Buy
Ligand price target raised to $280 from $270 at H.C. Wainwright
H.C. Wainwright analyst Joseph Pantginis raised his price target for Ligand Pharmaceuticals (LGND) to $280 after Viking Therapeutics (VKTX) and investigators presented updated VK5211 data in an oral plenary presentation at the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research meeting. VK5211 produces significant muscle growth in hip fracture patients and treated patients experienced overall weight gain, with loss of body fat, Pantginis tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes the chances for an outright acquisition of Viking has increased with VK2809 and VK5211 having the potential to address very large markets. He keeps a Buy rating on Ligand.

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