Vital Therapies Inc (VTL) Drops 6.4% on January 07

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Vital Therapies Inc (VTL) was one of the Russell 2000's biggest losers for Thursday January 07 as the stock slid 6.4% to $9.00, a loss of $-0.615 per share. Starting at an opening price of $9.40 a share, the stock traded between $8.79 and $9.40 over the course of the trading day. Volume was 204,761 shares over 1,653 trades, against an average daily volume of 631,804 shares and a total float of 30.43 million.

The losses send Vital Therapies Inc down to a market cap of $273.68 million. In the last year, Vital Therapies Inc has traded between $29.67 and $2.81, and its 50-day SMA is currently $9.27 and 200-day SMA is $15.04.

Vital Therapies Inc is a biotherapeutic company. The Company is engaged in developing a cell-based therapy targeting treatment of all forms of acute liver failure. Its product includes the ELAD System an extracorporeal bio-artificial liver support system.

Vital Therapies Inc is based out of San Diego, CA and has some 96 employees. Its CEO is Terence E. Winters.

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