March 23, 2017

Most Active mover Update on Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR)

21 March 2017, 12:34 | Austin Hogan

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Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $-0.28/Share Lagging the analyst estimate of $-0.26/Share by the difference of $-0.02.

This recommendation lands on a scale between 1 and 5. Analysts predict that Nektar Therapeutics will post ($1.35) EPS for the current year.

03/02/2017 - Nektar Therapeutics had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Aegis Capital.

As for next steps, Nektar stated on its last conference call with investors that it plans to out-license the drug to "a company that has a strong presence and long-term commitment in the pain market".

At time of writing this, the stock jumped 22.58 percent. In the last five years, the company's full-year sales growth remained over 18.30% a year on average and the company's earnings per share moved up by an average rate of 1.50%. BTIG Research began coverage on shares of Nektar Therapeutics in a research report on Friday, January 6th. A recent bid put the stock price near $19.85. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp increased its position in Nektar Therapeutics by 133.9% in the third quarter.

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09/17/2014 - Nektar Therapeutics had its "underperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $13.78 and a 200-day moving average price of $14.35. For the past month, Nektar Therapeutics's stock has been 13.14%, 27.26% for the last quarter, -19.48% for the past six months and 25.81% for the past 52 weeks.

Shares of Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) have shifted north recently, touching a new 52-week high.

Nektar Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company. Considering the earnings reaction history, The Company has topped 83% percentage. Its pipeline consists of drug candidates for therapeutic areas, including oncology, pain, anti-infectives and immunology. In a human abuse potential study the highest analgesic dose of NKTR-181 was barely distinguishable from placebo in terms of drug-liking and euphoria. Its drugs also include Neulasta (pegfilgrastim), PEGASYS (peginterferon alfa-2a), PEG-INTRON (peginterferon alfa-2b), Somavert (pegvisomant) and Macugen (pegaptanib sodium injection).

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