NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationally acclaimed investor rights law firm, reminds investors of the deadline to file a motion for appointment as lead plaintiff in a securities class action on behalf of investors that purchased or acquired the securities of Nektar Therapeutics ("Nektar" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: NKTR) between February 15, 2019 and August 8, 2019, inclusive (the "Class Period"). The lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California alleges violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
If you purchased Nektar securities, and/or would like to discuss your legal rights and options please visit Nektar Shareholder Class Action or contact Matthew E. Guarnero toll free at (877) 779-1414 or MGuarnero@bernlieb.com.
The complaint filed in this class action alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company's business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose to investors: (1) that the Company did not comply with current good manufacturing practices; (2) that, as a result, batches of NKTR-214 were not produced consistently and differed meaningfully; (3) that clinical results from PIVOT-02 differed based on the batch of NKTR-214 used in the study; (4) that, as a result, the PIVOT-02 study did not produce statistically significant results to support a finding of clinical benefit; and (5) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants' positive statements about the Company's business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.
On August 8, 2019, after the market closed, the Company revealed that a manufacturing issue caused two batches of bempegaldesleukin to differ from the other 20 batches that were produced. Moreover, these batches resulted in variable clinical benefit than other batches used in the Company's PIVOT-02 clinical trial.
On this news, the Company's share price fell $8.65, or nearly 30% to close at $20.92 per share on August 9, 2019.
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than October 18, 2019. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as lead plaintiff. If you choose to take no action, you may remain an absent class member.
If you purchased Nektar securities, and/or would like to discuss your legal rights and options please visit https://www.bernlieb.com/cases/nektartherapeutics-nktr-shareholder-class-action-lawsuit-fraud-stock-177/apply/ or contact Matthew E. Guarnero toll free at (877) 779-1414 or MGuarnero@bernlieb.com.
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