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Nektar Therapeutics is a biotechnology business based in the US. Nektar Therapeutics shares (NKTR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Nektar Therapeutics employs 723 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$163.3 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Nektar Therapeutics's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$16.95, which is 27.96% down on its pre-crash value of USD$23.53 and 24.36% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$13.63.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Nektar Therapeutics shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$746.13 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$786.99.
|Latest market close||USD$16.95|
|52-week range||USD$13.63 - USD$28.49|
|50-day moving average||USD$17.0271|
|200-day moving average||USD$20.2191|
|Wall St. target price||USD$32.15|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$-2.435|
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|1 week (2020-11-13)||-1.85%|
|1 month (2020-10-23)||-3.36%|
|3 months (2020-08-21)||-11.49%|
|6 months (2020-05-22)||-26.43%|
|1 year (2019-11-22)||-19.55%|
|2 years (2018-11-21)||-54.62%|
|3 years (2017-11-22)||-65.93%|
|5 years (2015-11-20)||9.43%|
Valuing Nektar Therapeutics stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Nektar Therapeutics's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Nektar Therapeutics's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.22. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Nektar Therapeutics's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
|Revenue TTM||USD$163.3 million|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$93.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-13.2%|
|Return on equity TTM||-33.04%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$2.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 25.2 million Nektar Therapeutics shares held short by investors – that's known as Nektar Therapeutics's "short interest". This figure is 2.5% down from 25.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Nektar Therapeutics shares can be evaluated.
Nektar Therapeutics's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Nektar Therapeutics shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Nektar Therapeutics shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Nektar Therapeutics's SIR currently stands at 23.58. In other words for every 100,000 Nektar Therapeutics shares traded daily on the market, roughly 23580 shares are currently held short.
However Nektar Therapeutics's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Nektar Therapeutics shares, or, against the total number of tradable Nektar Therapeutics shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Nektar Therapeutics's short interest could be expressed as 0.14% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Nektar Therapeutics shares in existence, roughly 140 shares are currently held short) or 0.2816% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Nektar Therapeutics shares, roughly 282 shares are currently held short).
A SIR above 20% would generally be considered very high, pointing to a pessimistic outlook for the share price, with a discouraging number of investors currently willing to bet against Nektar Therapeutics.
Find out more about how you can short Nektar Therapeutics stock.
We're not expecting Nektar Therapeutics to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Nektar Therapeutics's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 23 August 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Nektar Therapeutics shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Nektar Therapeutics shares which in turn could have impacted Nektar Therapeutics's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Nektar Therapeutics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.63 up to $28.49. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Nektar Therapeutics's is 1.885. This would suggest that Nektar Therapeutics's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Nektar Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company, researches and develops drug candidates for cancer and auto-immune disease in the United States. The company develops NKTR-181, a novel mu-opioid analgesic drug, which is in Phase III clinical trial for chronic low back pain; ONZEALD, a topoisomerase I inhibitor that is in Phase III clinical trial for advanced metastatic breast cancer in patients with brain metastases; and Bempegaldesleukin, a CD122-preferential interleukin-2 (IL-2) pathway agonist, which is in Phase I is designed to provide rapid activation and proliferation of cancer-killing CD8+ effector T cells and NK cells. It also develops NKTR-358, cytokine Treg stimulant, which is in Phase I to treat autoimmune diseases; NKTR-262, a toll-like receptor agonist that is in Phase I for oncology; and NKTR-255, which is in phase I for immuno-oncology. In addition, the is developing ADYNOVATE and ADYNOVI for hemophilia A; MOVANTIK for opioid-induced constipation in adult patients with chronic non-cancer pain; CIMZIA for crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriasis/ankylosing spondylitis; and MIRCERA for anemia associated with chronic kidney disease. Further, it is developing Macugen for age-related macular degeneration; Somavert for acromegaly; Neulasta for neutropenia; Dapirolizumab Pegol for systemic lupus erythematosus; PEGPH20 for pancreatic, non-small cell lung cancer, and other tumor types; and longer-acting blood clotting proteins for hemophilia. The company has collaboration agreement with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.; AstraZeneca AB; UCB Pharma S.A.; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd; Bausch Health Companies Inc.; Pfizer Inc.; Amgen Inc.; UCB Pharma (Biogen); Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Baxalta Incorporated; and Eli Lilly and Company, as well as with Merck KGaA. Nektar Therapeutics was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
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