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Complimentary Technical Snapshots on Viking Therapeutics and Three More Biotech Stocks

Stock Research Monitor: VSTM, VCEL, and ZIOP

LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / June 5, 2018 / If you want a free Stock Review on VKTX sign up now at www.wallstequities.com/registration. This morning, WallStEquities.com shifts focus on Verastem Inc. (NASDAQ: VSTM), Vericel Corp. (NASDAQ: VCEL), Viking Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX), and ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP). According to a report, on May 15th, 2018, Oppenheimer analysts Hartaj Singh and Emma Nealson wrote in a note to clients that the US Biotech sector is likely to improve as the year progresses. "2H18 should be seasonally better for biotech performance, as price increases, fewer rebates/discounts, and medical conference newsflow take effect. We stay bullish," wrote the analysts. All you have to do is sign up today for this free limited time offer by clicking the link below.



Shares in Needham, Massachusetts headquartered Verastem Inc. saw a decline of 3.56%, ending Monday's trading session at $5.14. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.58 million shares, which was higher than its three months average volume of 1.23 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 18.43% in the last month, 57.67% over the last three months, and 134.70% over the past year. The stock is trading 21.98% and 34.31% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Moreover, shares of Verastem, which focuses on developing and commercializing drugs for the treatment of cancer, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 57.03.

On May 23rd, 2018, Verastem announced that it has issued 1,166,666 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $4.50 per share, pursuant to the full exercise of the underwriter's option to purchase additional shares of common stock in connection with the Company's previously announced public offering. The aggregate gross proceeds to Verastem Oncology from the offering, including the full exercise of the underwriter's option, are expected to be $40.2 million. Get the full research report on VSTM for free by clicking below at:



Cambridge, Massachusetts headquartered Vericel Corp.'s stock plummeted 9.72%, closing the day at $13.00. A total volume of 2.14 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 1.14 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 9.70% in the previous three months and 329.75% over the past year. The stock is trading 4.78% and 73.97% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of Vericel, which researches, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells patient-specific expanded cellular therapies to repair and regenerate damaged tissues and organs, have an RSI of 46.69.

On May 25th, 2018, Vericel announced that Nick Colangelo, President and CEO, will present the latest Company overview at the Jefferies 2018 Global Healthcare Conference on June 08th, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. ET in New York. The live webcast of the presentation may be accessed under the news and events section of the Company's website. Access the free research report on VCEL now by signing up at:


Viking Therapeutics

On Monday, shares in San Diego, California headquartered Viking Therapeutics Inc. recorded a trading volume of 5.80 million shares, which was higher than their three months average volume of 2.16 million shares. The stock ended the day 4.31% lower at $9.33. The Company's shares have surged 125.36% in the past month, 45.33% in the previous three months, and 646.40% over the past year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 94.07% and 141.51%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Viking Therapeutics, which focuses on the development of novel therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders, have an RSI of 77.32.

On May 09th, 2018, Viking Therapeutics announced its results for Q1 ended March 31st, 2018. R&D expenses were $3.0 million for Q1 2018; G&A expenses were $1.8 million; and net loss was $3.6 million. At March 31st, 2018, the Company held cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments totaling $77.5 million.

On June 01st, 2018, research firm Laidlaw reiterated its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $10 a share to $15 a share. Are you already registered with Wall St. Equities? Do so now for free, and get the report on VKTX at:



Boston, Massachusetts headquartered ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc.'s stock dropped 8.59%, finishing yesterday's session at $4.47. A total volume of 1.56 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 1.10 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 5.18% in the last month and 8.23% in the previous three months. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 1.96%. Additionally, shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology, which focuses on acquiring, developing, and commercializing a portfolio of immuno-oncology therapies for treating heterogenous solid tumors and unknown antigens, have an RSI of 48.43.

On May 10th, 2018, ZIOPHARM Oncology announced its results for Q1 ended March 31st, 2018. Net loss applicable to the common shareholders for Q1 2018 was $21.1 million, R&D expenses were $10.2 million, and G&A expenses were $6.2 million. The Company ended the quarter with unrestricted cash resources of approximately $51.1 million. Aspiring Member, please take a moment to register below for your free research report on ZIOP at:


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