VIVUS (VVUS) Issues Earnings Results

VIVUS (NASDAQ:VVUS) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.10) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.03, Yahoo Finance reports. VIVUS had a return on equity of 344.23% and a net margin of 26.71%.

Shares of VIVUS (VVUS) traded down $0.03 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $0.50. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 690,921 shares, compared to its average volume of 645,822. The stock has a market capitalization of $52.70, a PE ratio of -1.71 and a beta of 0.57. VIVUS has a 1-year low of $0.38 and a 1-year high of $1.38. The company has a quick ratio of 7.09, a current ratio of 7.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 643.86.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in VIVUS stock. Northern Trust Corp increased its position in VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) by 16.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 275,097 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after acquiring an additional 39,473 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp owned about 0.26% of VIVUS worth $335,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Institutional investors own 24.92% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut VIVUS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. ValuEngine upgraded VIVUS from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd.

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VIVUS Company Profile

VIVUS, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company operates in the development and commercialization of therapeutic products segment. It provides over two therapies approved by the Food and Drug Association (FDA), which include Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate extended-release) for chronic weight management and STENDRA (avanafil) for erectile dysfunction (ED).

Earnings History for VIVUS (NASDAQ:VVUS)

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