JMP Securities Remains a Buy on Viridian Therapeutics (VRDN)

In a report released today, Jason Butler from JMP Securities reiterated a Buy rating on Viridian Therapeutics (VRDNResearch Report), with a price target of $44.00. The company’s shares closed last Thursday at $17.09.

According to TipRanks.com, Butler is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 5.2% and a 43.2% success rate. Butler covers the Healthcare sector, focusing on stocks such as Applied Molecular Transport, Aquestive Therapeutics, and ACADIA Pharmaceuticals.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Viridian Therapeutics is a Strong Buy with an average price target of $37.20, representing a 124.2% upside. In a report issued on October 12, Evercore ISI also initiated coverage with a Buy rating on the stock with a $40.00 price target.

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Based on Viridian Therapeutics’ latest earnings release for the quarter ending June 30, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $1.09 million and GAAP net loss of $17.96 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $168K and had a GAAP net loss of $6.44 million.

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