Has Wall Street Now Turned Bullish On Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (VKTX), Dollar General Corporation (DG)?

Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VKTX) attracted a lower number of shares in volume with 0.23 million contracts traded on 21-Nov-17. However, its trading capacity stayed around 0.61 million shares in normal days. The first sale was made at $2.87 but later the stock became weaker, and closed with a fall of 0%. It was last traded at $2.77 apiece.

Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (VKTX): Outperform Candidate With 164.62% Upside Potential

Viking Therapeutics, Inc. is maintained at an average outperform rating by 3 stock analysts, and there are at least 6.66% of shares outstanding that are currently legally short sold. The shares went down by -1.07% in value last month. Year-to-date it jumped 132.77%. 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 164.62% rally from current levels. The stock is trading for about -14.51% less than its 52-week high.

VKTX Adds 13.06% In A Week

This company shares (VKTX) so far managed to recover 214.77% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 9.62% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 11.36%. The share price has already crossed its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of 10.07% and sits 30.45% higher versus its 50 days moving average. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned 13.06% gains and is up by 89.96% compared with its 200-day moving average of $1.48. Also, Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (VKTX) needs to expand a 138.79% increase it experienced over the past twelve months.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) Consensus Call At 2.5

As regular trading ended, Dollar General Corporation (DG) stock brought in a -$0.29 drop to $86.65. The day started at a price of $87.57 but then traded as high as $88.13 before giving part of the gains back. As for this week, analysts appear content to stick with their neutral outlook with the consensus call at 2.5. Dollar General Corporation is given 8 buy-equivalent recommendations, 1 sells and 15 holds. The company shares sank -0.95% from their peak of $87.48 and now has a $23.72 billion market value of equity.

Dollar General Corporation Could Grow -3.46% More

DG’s mean recommendation on Reuter’s scale slipped from 2.4 thirty days ago to 2.39 now, which indicates a hold consensus from the analyst community. They see Dollar General Corporation (DG) price hitting a mean target of $83.65 a share, meaning the stock still has potential that could drag the price another -3.46% Also, the recent close suggests the stock is underpriced by 6.17% compared to the most bullish target.

Dollar General Corporation (DG) Returns 16.98% This Year

The company had seen its current volume reaching at 2.91 million shares in the last trade. That compares with the recent volume average of 2.67 million. At the close of regular trading, its last week’s stock price volatility was 1.97% which for the month reaches 2%. Dollar General Corporation dipped to as low as $85.63 throughout the day and has returned 16.98% in this year. At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $65.97 but has recovered 31.35% since then.

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