NASDAQ:NKTR - Nektar Therapeutics Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Hold
  • Consensus Price Target: $23.00
  • Forecasted Upside: 36.42 %
  • Number of Analysts: 6
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 5 Hold Ratings
  • 1 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for NKTR

Analyst Price Target is $23.00
▲ +36.42% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 6 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Nektar Therapeutics in the last 3 months. The average price target is $23.00, with a high forecast of $26.00 and a low forecast of $18.00. The average price target represents a 36.42% upside from the last price of $16.86.

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Current Consensus is Hold

The current consensus among 6 contributing investment analysts is to hold stock in Nektar Therapeutics. This rating has held steady since March 2020, when it changed from a Buy consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 0 strong buy ratings
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  • 7 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings
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  • 9 buy ratings
  • 6 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings
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  • 8 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings
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Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/10/2021SVB LeerinkLower Price TargetMarket Perform$21.00 ➝ $20.00Low
5/7/2021MizuhoReiterated RatingBuyHigh
4/6/2021SVB LeerinkBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$20.00 ➝ $21.00Low
3/1/2021BenchmarkReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Hold$26.00Low
2/22/2021BenchmarkDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$26.00High
1/5/2021Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageHold$18.00N/A
11/12/2020SVB LeerinkBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$17.00 ➝ $20.00Low
9/14/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageNeutral$26.00High
8/14/2020SVB LeerinkLower Price TargetMarket Perform$18.00 ➝ $17.00Medium
8/7/2020OppenheimerReiterated RatingHold$25.00High
6/10/2020CfraDowngradeHold ➝ SellLow
5/26/2020MizuhoInitiated CoverageBuy$35.00Low
5/18/2020OppenheimerBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$24.00 ➝ $25.00Medium
5/12/2020HC WainwrightLower Price TargetNeutral$32.00 ➝ $26.00High
5/8/2020SVB LeerinkBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$17.00 ➝ $18.00High
4/22/2020BenchmarkInitiated CoverageBuy$26.00Medium
4/2/2020MizuhoReiterated RatingBuy$35.00High
3/30/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeSell ➝ Neutral$18.00 ➝ $20.00Low
3/9/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetNeutral$28.00 ➝ $27.00High
3/4/2020BarclaysInitiated CoverageOverweight$30.00High
2/28/2020Piper SandlerReiterated RatingBuy$35.00High
2/28/2020BTIG ResearchLower Price TargetBuy$101.00 ➝ $80.00High
2/28/2020William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformHigh
2/28/2020CowenReiterated RatingBuy$27.00Low
2/12/2020CowenReiterated RatingBuy$30.00Medium
2/3/2020MizuhoReiterated RatingNeutral ➝ Buy$21.00 ➝ $35.00High
1/10/2020MizuhoInitiated CoverageHold$21.00High
1/10/2020HC WainwrightReiterated RatingHold$32.00High
11/12/2019Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$20.00 ➝ $24.00Medium
11/11/2019HC WainwrightBoost Price TargetNeutral$24.00 ➝ $32.00High
11/7/2019Piper Jaffray CompaniesLower Price TargetOverweight$50.00 ➝ $35.00High
11/7/2019CowenReiterated RatingBuyHigh
11/7/2019MizuhoReiterated RatingHold$21.00High
10/24/2019OppenheimerInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$18.00Medium
10/8/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Sell$54.00 ➝ $16.00High
9/30/2019HC WainwrightSet Price TargetHold$24.00High
9/26/2019CowenSet Price TargetBuy$43.00Medium
9/26/2019William BlairReiterated RatingBuyMedium
9/26/2019Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet Price TargetBuy$50.00Medium
8/13/2019HC WainwrightReiterated RatingHoldMedium
8/11/2019Evercore ISIReiterated RatingHold$37.00High
8/9/2019William BlairReiterated RatingBuyLow
8/9/2019CfraSet Price TargetHold$35.00Low
8/9/2019BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetOutperform$75.00 ➝ $41.00High
8/9/2019MizuhoDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$79.00 ➝ $21.00High
8/9/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight ➝ Neutral$62.00 ➝ $33.00High
8/9/2019Jefferies Financial GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$59.00 ➝ $23.00High
8/9/2019Piper Jaffray CompaniesBoost Price TargetOverweight$50.00 ➝ $100.00High
7/26/2019MizuhoLower Price TargetBuy$81.00 ➝ $79.00High
6/14/2019William BlairReiterated RatingBuyMedium
6/13/2019CowenSet Price TargetBuy$82.00Medium
6/4/2019William BlairReiterated RatingBuyMedium
6/2/2019CowenSet Price TargetBuy$82.00High
5/24/2019MizuhoReiterated RatingBuy$81.00Low
3/15/2019SVB LeerinkInitiated CoverageMkt Perform$38.00Medium
3/4/2019HC WainwrightReiterated RatingHold$47.00Low
3/1/2019Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet Price TargetBuy$100.00Low
3/1/2019MizuhoReiterated RatingBuy$81.00High
2/22/2019BMO Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageOutperform$75.00Medium
2/19/2019MizuhoReiterated RatingBuyLow
2/19/2019HC WainwrightReiterated RatingHold$47.00Low
1/23/2019MizuhoReiterated RatingBuy$81.00 ➝ $81.00Low
12/13/2018The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageSell ➝ Buy$81.00 ➝ $62.00High
11/13/2018Canaccord GenuityLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$94.00 ➝ $86.00High
11/12/2018HC WainwrightSet Price TargetHold$47.00High
11/8/2018CowenReiterated RatingBuy$86.00High
11/8/2018Jefferies Financial GroupLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$103.00 ➝ $73.00High
11/5/2018HC WainwrightReiterated RatingHold$47.00Medium
10/22/2018HC WainwrightSet Price TargetHold$54.00High
8/10/2018HC WainwrightSet Price TargetHold$54.00Medium
8/9/2018William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformHigh
8/9/2018CowenReiterated RatingBuy$86.00High
8/9/2018MizuhoReiterated RatingBuy$103.00High
8/8/2018Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet Price TargetBuy$125.00High
7/31/2018HC WainwrightReiterated RatingHold$54.00Low
7/25/2018Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet Price TargetBuy$125.00High
6/11/2018HC WainwrightDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$54.00Low
6/4/2018William BlairReiterated RatingBuyHigh
6/4/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$90.00 ➝ $78.00High
6/4/2018HC WainwrightLower Price TargetBuy$97.00High
5/20/2018HC WainwrightSet Price TargetBuy$125.00Low
5/14/2018HC WainwrightSet Price TargetBuy$125.00Medium
5/11/2018Canaccord GenuitySet Price TargetBuy$94.00Low
5/11/2018Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet Price TargetBuy$125.00High
4/30/2018HC WainwrightSet Price TargetBuy$125.00Low
4/26/2018Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet Price TargetBuy$125.00Low
4/20/2018Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageBuy$120.00Low
4/17/2018HC WainwrightSet Price TargetBuy$125.00Low
4/17/2018MizuhoReiterated RatingBuy$103.00Low
4/13/2018Piper Jaffray CompaniesInitiated CoverageOverweight ➝ Overweight$125.00Medium
4/9/2018HC WainwrightSet Price TargetBuy$125.00High
4/6/2018MizuhoBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$89.00 ➝ $103.00Medium
4/2/2018HC WainwrightReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$125.00High
3/29/2018MizuhoSet Price TargetBuy$89.00Low
3/2/2018CowenReiterated RatingBuy$101.00Low
3/2/2018Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$103.00High
3/2/2018Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$94.00High
2/14/2018MizuhoReiterated RatingBuy$89.00Medium
1/22/2018MizuhoBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$45.00 ➝ $89.00High
1/16/2018Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$2.12 ➝ $88.00High
1/10/2018Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$50.00 ➝ $80.00Low
11/15/2017Canaccord Genuity GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$35.00 ➝ $50.00N/A
11/14/2017MizuhoBoost Price TargetBuy$30.00 ➝ $45.00N/A
11/13/2017Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetBuy$35.00 ➝ $50.00N/A
11/13/2017Roth CapitalSet Price TargetBuy$45.00N/A
11/13/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingPositive ➝ Buy$44.00N/A
11/9/2017Canaccord GenuityInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$35.00N/A
11/8/2017MizuhoReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$30.00 ➝ $45.00N/A
11/8/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$35.00N/A
11/7/2017CowenInitiated CoverageOutperformN/A
9/26/2017MizuhoInitiated CoverageBuy$30.00High
8/18/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$23.00Low
8/17/2017Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageIn ➝ In-Line$20.00High
8/9/2017Roth CapitalSet Price TargetBuy$33.00High
8/7/2017HC WainwrightInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$31.00Low
7/21/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$23.00Medium
7/18/2017William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformLow
6/26/2017William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformLow
5/22/2017Roth CapitalSet Price TargetBuy$31.00Medium
5/11/2017Roth CapitalSet Price TargetBuy$31.00Low
5/10/2017Jefferies Financial GroupLower Price TargetBuy$25.00 ➝ $23.00Medium
5/10/2017AegisReiterated RatingBuy$27.00High
4/22/2017Jefferies Financial GroupSet Price TargetBuy$25.00Medium
4/11/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingOverweight$29.00Low
4/6/2017AegisBoost Price TargetBuy$24.00 ➝ $27.00Low
3/21/2017BTIG ResearchBoost Price TargetPositive$22.00 ➝ $27.00Medium
3/21/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Set Price TargetBuy$24.00Medium
3/21/2017Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetPositive$17.00 ➝ $25.00High
3/20/2017AegisBoost Price TargetBuy$21.00 ➝ $24.00High
3/20/2017Roth CapitalSet Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$23.00 ➝ $31.00Medium
3/4/2017Roth CapitalSet Price TargetBuy$23.00N/A
3/3/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$15.00 ➝ $17.00N/A
3/2/2017AegisReiterated RatingBuy$21.00N/A
1/6/2017BTIG ResearchInitiated CoverageBuy$22.00N/A
12/28/2016AegisReiterated RatingBuy$21.00N/A
12/12/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet Price TargetBuy$25.00N/A
11/24/2016AegisReiterated RatingBuyN/A
11/8/2016AegisInitiated CoverageBuy$21.00N/A
11/7/2016Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$14.00 ➝ $15.00N/A
10/1/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet Price TargetBuy$25.00N/A
9/30/2016Brean CapitalReiterated RatingBuy$23.00N/A
9/8/2016Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuyN/A
8/5/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingOverweight$17.00 ➝ $21.00N/A
8/5/2016Brean CapitalReiterated RatingBuy$18.00N/A
(Data available from 6/21/2016 forward)
Nektar Therapeutics logo
Nektar Therapeutics operates as a biopharmaceutical company. The company researches and develops pipeline of investigational medicines in oncology, immunology, and virology, as well as a portfolio of approved partnered medicines. The company's products include Bempegaldesleukin, a CD122-preferential interleukin-2 (IL-2) pathway agonist, which is in phase 3 clinical trial to treat metastatic melanoma, renal cell carcinoma, muscle-invasive bladder cancer, and adjuvant melanoma; phase 2 clinical trial for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma and urothelial cancer; phase 1/2A clinical trial to treat squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck; phase 1/2 clinical trial for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer and immuno-oncology; and phase 1B clinical trial to treat COVID-19.It is also developing NKTR-358, a cytokine Treg stimulant that is in phase 2 clinical trial for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus and ulcerative colitis, as well as phase 1B clinical trial to treat atopic dermatitis and psoriasis; NKTR-255, an IL-15 receptor agonist, which is in phase 2 clinical trial for the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and multiple myeloma, and head and neck cancer and colorectal cancer; and NKTR-262, a toll-like receptor agonist that is in phase 1/2 clinical trial to treat locally advanced or metastatic solid tumor malignancies, as well as various other drug candidates. The company has collaboration agreements with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.; AstraZeneca AB; UCB Pharma S.A.; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd; Bausch Health Companies Inc.; Pfizer Inc.; Amgen Inc.; UCB Pharma (Biogen); Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Baxalta Incorporated; Eli Lilly and Company; and SFJ Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Nektar Therapeutics was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California with additional operations in Huntsville, Alabama and Hyderabad, India.
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Today's Range

Now: $16.86
Low: $16.66
High: $17.05

50 Day Range

MA: $18.51
Low: $16.52
High: $20.39

52 Week Range

Now: $16.86
Low: $15.40
High: $26.75


36,007 shs

Average Volume

1,117,421 shs

Market Capitalization

$3.07 billion

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Nektar Therapeutics?

The following sell-side analysts have issued stock ratings on Nektar Therapeutics in the last year: Benchmark Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Mizuho, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., Stifel Nicolaus, and SVB Leerink LLC.
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What is the current price target for Nektar Therapeutics?

5 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Nektar Therapeutics in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $23.00, suggesting a possible upside of 35.3%. JPMorgan Chase & Co. has the highest price target set, predicting NKTR will reach $26.00 in the next twelve months. Stifel Nicolaus has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $18.00 for Nektar Therapeutics in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Nektar Therapeutics?

Nektar Therapeutics currently has 5 hold ratings and 1 buy rating from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Hold." A "hold" rating indicates that analysts believe investors should keep any existing positions they have in NKTR, but not buy more shares or sell existing shares.
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How do I contact Nektar Therapeutics' investor relations team?

Nektar Therapeutics' physical mailing address is 455 MISSION BAY BOULEVARD SOUTH, SAN FRANCISCO CA, 94158. The biopharmaceutical company's listed phone number is 415-482-5300 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for Nektar Therapeutics is