Sizzling Stock Alert: VIVUS Inc. (VVUS)

VIVUS Inc. (VVUS) jumped 0.87 percent and ended the day at $1.16. The Average Volume of the company is 733.85 Million and P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 3.61, while Forward P/E ratio is 0.

The stock has a Return on Assets of 12 percent, Return on Investment of 21.4 percent and a Return on Equity of -445.4 percent. The company’s market cap is $124.68 Million.

A price target is the projected price level of a financial security stated by an investment analyst. It represents a security’s price that, if achieved, results in a trader recognizing the best possible outcome for his investment. This is the price at which the trader or investor wants to exit his existing position so he can realize the most reward.

VIVUS Inc. (VVUS) has been given an average price target of $7.43 from analysts, according to data collected by Finviz.

Now we look at the Moving Averages, the 200-day is 2.2, the 50-day is 7.13 and the 20-day is -0.77. Moving averages are used as a strong indicator for technical stock analysis and it helps investors in figuring out where the stock has been and also help in determining where it may be possibly heading.

Looking forward, the company is expected to report earnings of $-0.13 per share for the current quarter. Revenue is expected in between 15 Million and 15 Million with an average of 15 Million.

VIVUS Inc. (VVUS) has an Analysts’ Mean Recommendation of 2.3, according to data compiled by Finviz. The recommendation scale measures the value from 1 to 5, where 1 means ‘’Buy’’ and 5 stands for ’’Sell’’.

VIVUS Inc. was covered by a number of analysts recently, 0 rated the stock as Buy, 1 rated Outperform, 1 rated Hold, 0 gave an Underperform and 0 rated sell.

VIVUS Inc. (VVUS) performance during the last one year Improved 0 percent, while its year to date (YTD) performance showed a Positive trend of 0.87 percent. The stock Fell -15.94 percent over the past six months. The stock’s quarterly performance indicates a Positive momentum of 5.45 percent, whereas its last one month trend is Optimistic with 11.54 percent. Its weekly performance showed downward trend of -0.85 percent.

Profitability analysis helps a great deal in making investment decision. Net profit margin of the company was recorded at 25.7 percent, operating profit margin was 49.7 percent, whereas gross profit margin stands at 90.4 percent. Beta factor was calculated at 0.85.

VIVUS Inc. (VVUS) has 107.48 Million shares outstanding and 99.4 Million shares were floated in market. The short ratio in the company’s stock is documented at 8.04 and the short float is around of 5.94%. The stock’s average true range of stands at 0.05, while the relative strength index is 52.85.

Liquidity ratios helps investors to determine a company’s ability to pay off its debts. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 7.7, current ratio was 8.1, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 13.05 and Total Debt/Equity ratio was 13.57.