Moody Stock Sees Increased Volatility Levels in Session: Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VKTX)

Recent action on shares of Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VKTX) lands the stock on today’s most volatile list. In the current trading session, the stock has seen a change of -7.04% recently hitting $2.51.

Share prices are capable of moving sharply higher or lower in a very short amount of time. Keeping an eye on the volatile stocks may help spot market abnormalities.

Based on data provided from analysts, Viking Therapeutics, Inc. has a current consensus target price of 7.33. The current consensus analyst recommendation is sitting at 2.00 on company shares. Investors will likely be tracking any consensus estimate changes heading into the next earnings period.

Moving Averages and ATR

After a recent spot-check, Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VKTX)’s ATR is 0.29. The Average True Range (ATR) is a measure of stock volatility. The Average True Range is an exponential moving average (14-days) of the True Range. The range of a day’s trading is high-low, and True Range expands into yesterday’s close when it lands outside of today’s range.

Taking a closer look into the volatility on shares of Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VKTX), we notice that the stock is -0.42% off of the 20-Day Simple Moving Average. Zooming out to the 50-Day Simple Moving Average, we can see a difference of 27.59% from current stock levels.

Going out even further, the 200-Day Simple Moving Average is recorded 75.88% away from the current share price. Company shares were recently noted -22.53% off of the 50-day high and 139.05% away from the 50-day low. Let’s also take a quick peek at the 52 week highs/lows. At present, the stock is -22.53% separated from the 52 week high and 185.23% from the low.

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