Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): Price and Financial Metrics

Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): $16.26

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  • Quality is the dimension where NKTR ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 60.7% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for NKTR is in Momentum, which has been heading down over the past 47 weeks.
  • NKTR ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 4th percentile.

NKTR Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of Nektar Therapeutics's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; only 10.41% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • NKTR's price/sales ratio is 28.34; that's higher than the P/S ratio of 92.32% of US stocks.
  • Revenue growth over the past 12 months for Nektar Therapeutics comes in at -35.09%, a number that bests merely 7.4% of the US stocks we're tracking.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Nektar Therapeutics are ATRA, RAPT, MORF, ARVN, and DRNA.
  • Visit NKTR's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

NKTR Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Healthcare stock, NKTR's price/sales ratio is 137.89% higher, now standing at 27.
  • NKTR's price/sales ratio has moved up 13.4 over the prior 243 months.
  • Over the past 243 months, NKTR's price/earnings ratio has gone down 2.7.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for NKTR.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
NKTR 2021-08-31 27.0 3.1 -6.0 -6.0
NKTR 2021-08-30 26.4 3.1 -5.9 -5.9
NKTR 2021-08-27 26.1 3.0 -5.8 -5.8
NKTR 2021-08-26 24.8 2.9 -5.5 -5.5
NKTR 2021-08-25 25.1 2.9 -5.6 -5.6
NKTR 2021-08-24 24.5 2.9 -5.5 -5.5

NKTR Growth Metrics

  • Its 5 year revenue growth rate is now at -35.08%.
  • Its 3 year revenue growth rate is now at 554.37%.
  • Its 3 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 589.68%.
NKTR's revenue has moved down $31,496,000 over the prior 15 months.

The table below shows NKTR's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-06-30 105.472 -311.295 -474.275
2021-03-31 125.989 -312.297 -428.756
2020-12-31 152.915 -313.287 -444.44
2020-09-30 163.315 -339.876 -440.675
2020-06-30 162.5 -355.842 -430.897
2020-03-31 136.968 -325.861 -460.806

NKTR's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • NKTR has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 60.74% of graded US stocks.
  • NKTR's asset turnover comes in at 0.072 -- ranking 288th of 677 Pharmaceutical Products stocks.
  • CALA, INVA, and ACOR are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with NKTR.

The table below shows NKTR's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.072 0.779 -0.370
2021-03-31 0.083 0.830 -0.314
2020-12-31 0.094 0.873 -0.301
2020-09-30 0.094 0.871 -0.268
2020-06-30 0.086 0.874 -0.230
2020-03-31 0.068 0.856 -0.223

NKTR Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of NKTR, see our NKTR price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $29.91 Average Broker Recommendation 1.65 (Moderate Buy)

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NKTR Price/Volume Stats

Current price $16.26 52-week high $26.75
Prev. close $16.18 52-week low $12.92
Day low $15.87 Volume 564,800
Day high $16.32 Avg. volume 1,018,166
50-day MA $15.59 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $18.33 Market Cap 2.99B

Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) Company Bio

Nektar Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company, developing drug candidates that utilize its PEGylation and polymer conjugate technology platforms in the United States. Its product pipeline includes drug candidates in therapeutic areas comprising oncology, pain, anti-infectives, and immunology.

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Director Of Nektar Therapeutics Trades $544.92 Thousand In Company Stock

Robert Chess, Director at Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), made a large buy and sell of company shares on September 9, according to a new SEC filing. What Happened: A Form 4 filing from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission states that Robert Chess purchased 18,279 Nektar Therapeutics shares at a price of $13.80 per share for a total of $252,250 on September 9. They then sold their shares on multiple transactions in the open market. They sold at prices ranging from $16.00 to $16.02 to ra

Yahoo | September 13, 2021

Even after rising 9.3% this past week, Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) shareholders are still down 77% over the past three years

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Yahoo | September 2, 2021

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Benzinga | August 12, 2021

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Benzinga | August 10, 2021

Nektar (NKTR) Q2 Earnings and Revenues Top, Pipeline On Track

Nektar (NKTR) reports encouraging second-quarter 2021 results. The company remains on track to report top-line data from three registrational studies on bempegaldesleukin in the first half of 2022.

Yahoo | August 6, 2021

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NKTR Price Returns

1-mo 20.27%
3-mo -4.35%
6-mo -24.97%
1-year -20.06%
3-year -72.12%
5-year -14.78%
YTD -4.35%
2020 -21.24%
2019 -34.33%
2018 -44.96%
2017 386.72%
2016 -27.18%

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