VIVUS INC

(NASDAQ: VVUS)
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VIVUS INC: STOCK RATING SUMMARY
5
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

Earnings growth in the past year has accelerated moderately compared to earnings growth in the past three years. Positive

The most recent quarterly earnings report was significantly 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

FUNDAMENTAL
Grade: B

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

Earnings growth in the past year has accelerated moderately compared to earnings growth in the past three years. Positive

One or more analysts has significantly increased quarterly earnings estimates for VVUS. Positive

OWNERSHIP
Grade: C

Insider trading information is unavailable or inconsistent.

Shares are neither being accumulated heavily nor sold heavily by financial institutions. Neutral 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: D

The StockScouter measure of relative price change and consistency is low. Negative

Previous day's closing price for VVUS was slightly below its 50-day moving average. Negative

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