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VKTX

Viking Therapeutics

$8.65

0.27 (3.22%)

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Viking Therapeutics put volume heavy and directionally bearish

Bearish flow noted in Viking Therapeutics with 1,088 puts trading, or 4x expected. Most active are Jan-20 7.5 puts and Feb-19 15 puts, with total volume in those strikes near 600 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 2.65, while ATM IV is up over 5 points on the day. Earnings are expected on March 6th.

VKTX Viking Therapeutics
$8.65

0.27 (3.22%)

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INITIATION

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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Foamix (FOMX) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill. 2. Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer while GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH) was initiated with a Perform. 3. Six Flags (SIX) initiated with a Buy at Berenberg. 4. iQIYI (IQ) initiated with a Hold at HSBC. 5. Intercept (ICPT), Viking Therapeutics (VKTX), and Galmed (GLMD) were initiated with a Buy at B. Riley FBR, while Madrigal Pharmaceuticals (MDGL) initiated with a Neutral. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
12/12/18
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12/12/18
INITIATION
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B. Riley FBR rolls out coverage on NASH players with three Buy ratings
B. Riley FBR analyst Mayank Mamtani last night initiated coverage of four companies working on developing drugs to treat nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. The analyst started Galmed Pharmaceuticals (GLMD) with a Buy rating and $28 price target, Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT) with a Buy rating and $155 price target, Viking Therapeutics (VKTX) with a Buy rating and $16 price target, and Madrigal Pharmaceuticals (MDGL) with a Neutral rating and $124 price target. NASH disease burden is "poised to create the next liver transplant crisis" and is drawing significant investments from the biotech industry, Mamtani writes in a research note. He points out that Intercept's obeticholic acid is the only NASH drug to have the FDA's breakthrough therapy designation for strong anti-fibrotic efficacy and be previously approved by the FDA, for an orphan liver indication. His proprietary safety analysis suggests the Street should gain comfort in drug's cardiovascular profile going into pivotal readout in Q2 of 2019. Mamtani believes Viking's lead drug, VK2809, has an "excellent" safety and tolerability profile that assuages concerns of any off-target effects. Further, his comparator analysis suggests efficacy in high-dose of Galmed's Aramchol drug "represents a compelling clinical profile on both regulatory acceptable endpoints."
12/11/18
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12/11/18
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Target $16
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Buy
Viking Therapeutics initiated with a Buy at B. Riley FBR
B. Riley FBR analyst Mayank Mamtani started Viking Therapeutics with a Buy rating and $16 price target.
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UPGRADE

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Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. TD Ameritrade (AMTD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS with analyst Brennan Hawken saying he believes "misperceptions about late cycle risk" has created an attractive entry point for shares. 2. Helmerich & Payne (HP) upgraded two notches to Buy from Sell at SunTrust, to Buy from Neutral at Citi, and to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse. 3. Viking Therapeutics (VKTX) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James with analyst Steven Seedhouse saying he thinks TR-B remains one of the most promising mechanisms with proof-of-concept in NASH based on VK2809 and MGL-3196 data presented and conversations with physicians. 4. Big Lots (BIG) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Peter Keith saying he expects a "strong" tax refund season in early 2019 for lower/moderate-income families. 5. Booking Holdings (BKNG) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo with analyst Robert Coolbrith saying he believes current valuation offers a favorable entry point. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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