Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): What's the Story?


Manufacturers Life Insur The holds 0% of its portfolio in Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) for 114,357 shares. American International Group Inc now holds 118,366 shares valued at $2,841,000. Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its stake in Nektar Therapeutics by 9.1% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 20,221,479 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $395,330,000 after acquiring an additional 185,933 shares in the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System increased its position in Nektar Therapeutics by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of MI now owns 30,250 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $520,000 after buying an additional 490 shares during the last quarter. A stock that maintains a relatively stable price has low volatility.

Insider Trades for Nektar Therapeutics show that the latest trade was made on 7 Nov 2017 where Doberstein (Stephen K), the Officer completed a transaction type "Sell" in which 300000 shares were traded at a price of $30.09. The company's past year sales total was 37450. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.85% of the company's stock. The stock had a trading volume of 979,040 shares. The company has market cap of $5.97 billion. Nektar Therapeutics has a 1 year low of $11.41 and a 1 year high of $33.67.

More notable recent Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) news were published by: which released: "Nektar Therapeutics: Updates To Thesis" on November 08, 2017, also with their article: "Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2017" published on November 07, 2017, published: "Nektar Therapeutics: Encouraging Data Revealed At SITC" on November 13, 2017. For the past quarter, shares have performed 68.57%. Nektar Therapeutics had a negative net margin of 42.08% and a negative return on equity of 190.68%. The business had revenue of $36.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $32.42 million. Breaking that down further, it has performed -63.38% for the week, -61.76% for the month, -64.86% over the last quarter, -80.60% for the past half-year and -88.60% for this a year ago. The business's revenue was down 39.4% on a year-over-year basis.

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Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. The company has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $28.64. Zacks Investment Research raised Nektar Therapeutics from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Thursday, September 29th. Aegis Capital maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, May 11 report. The stock of Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) earned "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, November 8. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company.

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Lannett has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $24.75. The firm experienced a fall in short interest from September 29, 2017 to October 13, 2017 of -1.29%. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 122,908 shares in the company, valued at $1,705,963.04. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. The value of the position overall is up by 22.1%. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 31,102 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $600,890.64. Insiders own 5.44% of the company's stock.

Nektar Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company.

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