VIVUS INC

(NASDAQ: VVUS)
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VIVUS INC: STOCK RATING SUMMARY
3
StockScouter

VIVUS INC, a small-cap growth company in the health care sector, is expected to match the market over the next six months with above average risk.

10 is the best possible rating.

QUICK SUMMARY
Pro

The most recent quarterly earnings report was much higher than analysts’ consensus forecast. Positive

Con

The price-to-sales multiple is significantly higher than the average for all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Negative for a small company like VVUS

The price-to-earnings multiple is a negative number. No effect

The StockScouter measure of relative price change and consistency is very low. Very negative

FUNDAMENTAL
Grade: A

The most recent quarterly earnings report was much higher than analysts’ consensus forecast. Positive

Earnings growth in the past year has decelerated moderately compared to earnings growth in the past three years. Negative

Analysts have issued conflicting earnings estimate revisions for VVUS. Neutral

OWNERSHIP
Grade: A

A high-level executive purchased a small number of shares recently. Positive

Shares are under heavy accumulation by financial institutions. Positive for a small company like VVUS

VALUATION
Grade: B

The price-to-earnings multiple is a negative number. No effect

The price-to-sales multiple is significantly higher than the average for all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Negative for a small company like VVUS

The ratio of VVUS's price-to-earnings multiple to its five-year growth rate is unavailable or inconsistent.

TECHNICAL
Grade: F

The StockScouter measure of relative price change and consistency is very low. Very negative

Previous day’s closing price for VVUS was significantly below its 50-day moving average, a level from which prices frequently rebound over the long term. Positive

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