| Nektar Therapeutics is a research-based biopharmaceutical company. Co.'s proprietary drugs and drug candidates that have either received regulatory approval or are being developed by Co. or in collaboration with other pharmaceutical companies or independent investigators include: ONZEALD, a topoisomerase I inhibitor targeted for advanced metastatic breast cancer in patients with brain metastases; NKTR-181, an orally-available mu-opioid analgesic molecule for moderate to severe chronic pain; NKTR-214, a CD122-biased immune-stimulatory cytokine targeted for oncology; NKTR-358 for autoimmune disease; NKTR-262 targeted for solid tumors; and NKTR-255 targeted for immuno-oncology. The NKTR YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the NKTR YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether NKTR YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the NKTR YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.