Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR) Continues To Thrive In 2022, As Its Stock Is Down -67.28% Year-To-Date – Marketing Sentinel
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Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR) Continues To Thrive In 2022, As Its Stock Is Down -67.28% Year-To-Date

During the last session, Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR)’s traded shares were 1.96 million, with the beta value of the company hitting 1.20. At the end of the trading day, the stock’s price was $4.42, reflecting an intraday loss of -1.12% or -$0.05. The 52-week high for the NKTR share is $19.37, that puts it down -338.24 from that peak though still a striking 31.67% gain since the share price plummeted to a 52-week low of $3.02. The company’s market capitalization is $856.55M, and the average intraday trading volume over the past 10 days was 2.0 million shares, and the average trade volume was 3.37 million shares over the past three months.

Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) received a consensus recommendation of a Hold from analysts. That translates to a mean rating of 3.00. NKTR has a Sell rating from 1 analyst(s) out of 10 analysts who have looked at this stock. 8 analyst(s) recommend to Hold the stock while 0 suggest Overweight, and 0 recommend a Buy rating for it. 1 analyst(s) has rated the stock Underweight. Company’s earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter are expected to be -$0.94.

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Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) trade information

Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) registered a -1.12% downside in the last session and has traded in the green over the past 5 sessions. The stock plummet -1.12% in intraday trading to $4.42 this Thursday, 08/04/22, hitting a weekly high. The stock’s 5-day price performance is 9.14%, and it has moved by 13.33% in 30 days. Based on these gigs, the overall price performance for the year is -71.70%. The short interest in Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) is 23.56 million shares and it means that shorts have 4.89 day(s) to cover.

The consensus price target of analysts on Wall Street is $4.43, which implies an increase of 0.23% to the stock’s current value. The extremes of the forecast give a target low and a target high price of $3.00 and $6.00 respectively. As a result, NKTR is trading at a discount of -35.75% off the target high and 32.13% off the low.

Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) estimates and forecasts

Statistics show that Nektar Therapeutics has outperformed its competitors in share price, compared to the industry in which it operates. Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) shares have gone down -57.94% during the last six months, with a year-to-date growth rate more than the industry average at 19.23% against 11.20. Yet analysts are ramping up their growth forecast for the fiscal year 2022. Revenue is predicted to shrink -36.20% this quarter and then jump 40.00% in the quarter after that. In the rating firms’ projections, revenue will decrease -9.20% compared to the previous financial year.

Revenue for the current quarter is expected to be $22.66 million as predicted by 10 analyst(s). Meanwhile, a consensus of 10 analyst(s) estimates revenue growth to $22.71 million by the end of Sep 2022. As per earnings report from last fiscal year’s results, sales for the corresponding quarters totaled $28.33 million and $24.92 million respectively. In this case, analysts expect current quarter sales to shrink by -20.00% and then drop by -8.90% in the coming quarter.

An analysis of the company’s performance over the past 5 years shows that the company’s earnings shrunk an estimated -21.00%. While earnings are projected to return -14.80% in 2022, the next five years will return -7.30% per annum.

NKTR Dividends

Nektar Therapeutics is due to release its next quarterly earnings between February 23 and February 28. However, it is important to remember that the dividend yield ratio is merely an indicator meant to only serve as guidance.

Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR)’s Major holders

Nektar Therapeutics insiders own 1.09% of total outstanding shares while institutional holders control 96.13%, with the float percentage being 97.18%. Invesco Ltd. is the largest shareholder of the company, while 326 institutions own stock in it. As of Mar 30, 2022, the company held over 37.23 million shares (or 19.99% of all shares), a total value of $200.67 million in shares.

The next largest institutional holding, with 26.11 million shares, is of Blackrock Inc.’s that is approximately 14.02% of outstanding shares. At the market price on Mar 30, 2022, these shares were valued at $140.76 million.

Also, the Mutual Funds coming in first place with the largest holdings of Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) shares are iShares Core S&P Smallcap ETF and Vanguard Specialized-Health Care Fund. Data provided on Jun 29, 2022 indicates that iShares Core S&P Smallcap ETF owns about 13.26 million shares. This amounts to just over 7.12 percent of the company’s overall shares, with a $50.37 million market value. The same data shows that the other fund manager holds slightly less at 11.38 million, or about 6.11% of the stock, which is worth about $47.01 million.

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