Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) CEO Sells 83334 Shares of Stock

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Patty Aguilar | 13 November, 2017, 19:29

Shares of Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) traded down 1.46% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $12.79.

A statistical measure of the dispersion of returns (volatility) for AMBC producing salvation in Investors mouth, it has week volatility of 6.37% and for the month booked as 3.16%. This is an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the average daily volume of 0 call options.

Moving averages have the ability to be used as a powerful indicator for technical stock analysis. The PEG ratio is used to determine a stock's value while taking the company's earnings growth into account, and is considered to provide a more complete picture than the P/E ratio. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.88, for a total transaction of $1,297,197.04. Gergel Ivan P. sold $28,348 worth of stock or 1,450 shares. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last five trading sessions, the stock has moved 11.43%.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. During the same quarter past year, the firm earned ($0.06) earnings per share. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 80,945 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $1,582,000 after buying an additional 800 shares during the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 306,478 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $7,348,000 after acquiring an additional 11,475 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in shares of Nektar Therapeutics by 14.1% in the second quarter. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC now owns 33,545 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $656,000 after buying an additional 24,344 shares during the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Nektar Therapeutics by 8.8% in the second quarter. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning LLC now owns 6,100 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $146,000 after buying an additional 2,700 shares during the period. The stock of Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, May 30 by Roth Capital. Ashmore Group Plc who had been investing in Irsa Inversiones Y Rep S A for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.62B market cap company.

Equity Research firms now have a positive stance on shares of Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR). The company has a quick ratio of 3.82, a current ratio of 4.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.91. Nektar Therapeutics has a 52 week low of $11.41 and a 52 week high of $33.67. 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 biopharmaceutical company reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.16. The business had revenue of $36.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $32.42 million. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 321.2% compared to the same quarter previous year. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $-0.02. Guggenheim Capital Limited Liability has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR). Finally, Canaccord Genuity assumed coverage on shares of Nektar Therapeutics in a report on Thursday. The stock has "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, November 23. Craig Hallum maintained it with "Buy" rating and $1000 target in Thursday, August 3 report. Further, analysts have a 12 month target price of $29.55 on company shares.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Nektar Therapeutics is Strong Buy and the average price target is $34.17, representing a 5.1% upside. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. The stock is gapping up 26.55% before market open touching $41.20 on a recent bid.

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Nektar Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company's research and development pipeline of new investigational drugs includes treatments for cancer, auto-immune disease and chronic pain.

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