Analyst Commentary On Vical Incorporated (VICL), Ardelyx, Inc. (ARDX)

Vical Incorporated (NASDAQ:VICL) is struggling to gain traction with investors, as evidenced by its 6.26 million shares volume. The daily trading volume average remained 0.06 million shares over the course of 3 months. The stock had opened the regular trading at $3.6 and managed a 7.03% price change to reach $2.74 through the close.

Vical Incorporated (VICL) Analyst Opinion

Vical Incorporated has a consensus outperform rating from 3 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 1.83% of shares outstanding. The stock spiked 10.93% last month and is up 19.13 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 2 of analysts who cover VICL having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $9 price target on Vical Incorporated, suggesting a 228.47% gain from recent close. It’s currently trading about -13.02% below its 52-week high.

Vical Incorporated Earnings Surprise

Vical Incorporated (VICL) failed to surprise the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned -$0.3 a piece versus the consensus-estimated -$0.25. Its revenue totaled $3.41 million up 6.56% from the previous quarter.

Vical Incorporated (NASDAQ:VICL) Intraday View

This stock (VICL) is ahead of its 52-week low with 33.66%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 11.73% which for the week stands at 5.53%. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of 12.39% and stays 10.98% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 17.09% gains and now is up 16.37% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $2.4. Vical Incorporated (VICL) has made its way to a 12-month decline of -10.46%.

Turning to Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARDX), its shares were trading at $5.95 a retreat of $-0.45, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $6.35, touched a high of $6.5 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their bullish recommendations with the consensus call at 1.3. Ardelyx, Inc. has 4 buy ratings, 0 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -63.5% from its high of $16.3 to a $279.77 million market value through last close.

Ardelyx, Inc. (ARDX) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale remained unchanged from 1.33 to 1.33 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $14.25 a share. The target implies a 139.5% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 185.71% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARDX) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 0.44 million shares versus an average volume of 0.26 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 9.69% which for the week approaches 7.45%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $5.75 and compares with the $4.05 52-week low. The stock recovered 46.91% since its low point and has performed -58.1% year-to-date.

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