Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) went down by -4.27% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $26.75. The company’s stock price has collected -8.13% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 08/05/21 that Nektar Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results
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Plus, the 36-month beta value for NKTR is at 1.45. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 6 analysts out of 15 who provided ratings for Nektar Therapeutics declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 8 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”
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The average price from analysts is $29.83. NKTR currently public float of 180.73M and currently shorts hold a 9.94% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of NKTR was 853.52K shares.
NKTR’s Market Performance
NKTR stocks went down by -8.13% for the week, with a monthly drop of -15.98% and a quarterly performance of -22.72%, while its annual performance rate touched -29.66%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 4.10% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.59% for Nektar Therapeutics. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -10.77% for NKTR stocks with a simple moving average of -22.71% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of NKTR
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for NKTR stocks, with Stifel repeating the rating for NKTR by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for NKTR in the upcoming period, according to Stifel is $24 based on the research report published on June 28th of the current year 2021.
Goldman, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see NKTR reach a price target of $24. The rating they have provided for NKTR stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on May 18th, 2021.
NKTR Trading at -14.42% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought NKTR to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -46.36% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 3.59%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.10%, as shares sank -12.87% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -20.63% lower at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, NKTR fell by -8.13%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -18.19% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $15.98. In addition, Nektar Therapeutics saw -15.59% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at NKTR starting from CHESS ROBERT, who sale 91 shares at the price of $16.80 back on Jul 22. After this action, CHESS ROBERT now owns 280,573 shares of Nektar Therapeutics, valued at $1,529 using the latest closing price.
CHESS ROBERT, the Director of Nektar Therapeutics, sale 3,524 shares at $16.81 during a trade that took place back on Jul 21, which means that CHESS ROBERT is holding 280,573 shares at $59,238 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for NKTR
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- -248.45 for the present operating margin
- +81.21 for the gross margin
The net margin for Nektar Therapeutics stands at -290.65. The total capital return value is set at -23.35, while invested capital returns managed to touch -29.84. Equity return is now at value -45.70, with -32.30 for asset returns.
Based on Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR), the company’s capital structure generated 29.74 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 22.92. Total debt to assets is 20.82, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 28.45. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 21.93.
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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 15.00, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.14. The receivables turnover for the company is 3.79 and the total asset turnover is 0.09. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 9.83.
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