VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS)
While VIVUS went through rough times a few months ago, investors have been showing their excitement for the stock over the past few days. To put it simply VVUS has been soaring through the market. Today, we’ll take a look at the stock to see what’s going on and whether or not the gains can continue. So, let’s get right to it…
VVUS At First Glance
I did a pretty detailed search through Google News as well as Bing News and Yahoo! Finance to find fundamental data that would lead to such a climb. The only thing I was able to find on these outlets was the fact that VVUS recently appointed a new CFO. The new CFO, Mark K. Oki will be starting effective October 19th, taking the place of interim CFO, Noor Mohammed. While this is great news, I’m not sure that it can be the only reason for the massive gains we’ve seen from VVUS. There’s got to be something else going on…
Are Institutional Investors Getting Excited As Well
Currently (10:11), VVUS is trading at $2.20 per share after a massive gain of 20.88%. One of the causes of today’s gains is a big share purchase. Someone has purchased 180,000 shares of VVUS at $2.247. That huge purchase screams institutional investment to me. However, it is important to mention that there has been no disclosure with regard to who purchased the $404,460 stake in the company. Nonetheless, it is this type of purchase that will definitely raise eyebrows and lead to investor excitement.
VVUS Volume Is Off Of The Charts
There is one thing that’s for sure here – investors are incredibly excited. That’s evidenced by the overwhelmingly high volume we’re seeing on VVUS today. Over the past 50 days, the average volume on the stock has been 3,825,098 shares. However, today, just past 10:00 am, 4,110,235 shares have already traded hands, making today one of the highest volume days in the history of VVUS.
Can The Gains Continue?
Investor excitement is incredibly powerful, and that’s exactly what we’ve seen from VVUS over the past several days. While there hasn’t been much by way of solid fundamental data causing the climbs, I do believe that VIVUS is a strong company with quite a bit to offer in the obesity, sleep and sexual health arenas. With that said, the gains definitely can continue. So, keep an eye out for dips and think about purchasing at the bottom to take advantage of the trends.
What Do You Think?
Where do you think VVUS is headed and why? Let us know in the comments below.