Morning Watch List: Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VKTX), Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX), OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OVTI), Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH), Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN)

On July 29, Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VKTX) announced plans to conduct a Phase 2 trial of VK2809 in patients with hypercholesterolemia and fatty liver disease. VK2809 is a novel, orally available small molecule thyroid receptor agonist that possesses selectivity for liver tissue as well as the beta receptor subtype, suggesting promising therapeutic potential in this patient population. Viking intends to file an investigational new drug (IND) application and initiate the clinical development program in the fourth quarter of 2015. Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VKTX) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its weekly performance is -5.72%. On last trading day company shares ended up $6.10. Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VKTX) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -15.15%.

Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) entered into a gold and silver streaming agreement with a unit of Royal Gold Inc. for production linked to Barrick’s 60 percent interest in the Pueblo Viejo mine in the Dominican Republic. Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) shares fell -3.82% in last trading session and ended the day at $6.54. ABX Gross Margin is 31.30% and its return on assets is -8.30%. Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) quarterly performance is -48.00%.

On 05 August, OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OVTI) announced on July 31, that the OV13853, a high performance 13-megapixel PureCel™ image sensor that brings DSLR quality images and features to mainstream mobile devices. Leveraging OmniVision’s proven 1.12-micron pixel technology, the OV13853 can achieve best-in-class high and low-light performance, while delivering support for advanced features such as phase detection autofocus (PDAF). OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OVTI) shares fell -0.33% and was closed at $24.30. OVTI EPS growth in last 5 year was 64.60%. OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OVTI) year to date (YTD) performance is -6.54%.

Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) said it would spin off 38 hospitals from California to the Deep South to form a new publicly traded company that focuses on smaller, often rural markets. Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) ended the last trading day at $56.82. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 4.87% and price to cash ratio as 30.21. Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) showed a weekly performance of -4.33%.

Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN) has accepted $175 million annually for seven years from Phase II of the Connect America Fund to expand and support broadband service to approximately 400,000 rural locations in 17 states. Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is -0.90% and weekly performance is 9.05%. On last trading day company shares ended up $5.18. Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -19.07%.

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