NantKwest Inc. (NK) Soars 5.87% on February 19

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NantKwest Inc. (NK) had a good day on the market for Friday February 19 as shares jumped 5.87% to close at $39.12. About 1.44 million shares traded hands on 11,484 trades for the day, compared with an average daily volume of n/a shares out of a total float of 108.88 million. After opening the trading day at $37.26, shares of NantKwest Inc. stayed within a range of $39.71 to $36.54.

With today's gains, NantKwest Inc. now has a market cap of $4.26 billion. Shares of NantKwest Inc. have been trading within a range of $38.60 and $2.52 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $n/a and a 200-day SMA of $n/a.

NantKwest Inc is a United States-based firm functioning in the healthcare sector. It is focused on providing immunotherapeutic agents, especially natural killer cells to treat cancer, infectious and inflammatory diseases. Natural Killer (NK) cells are ancient cells in the human body designed to recognize and detect cells under stress or infected. The company's drug candidates such as activated NK cells, high-affinity NKs and target activated NK's address virally-induced cancers, viral, fungal and bacterial infections as well as critical diseases such as Ebola. Its pipeline product includes taNK, haNK, and aNK. Most of NatWest's sales are concentrated in the United States region although it has a reasonable market in Europe and other Non-U.S. territories.

NantKwest Inc. is based out of San Diego, CA and has some 160 employees. Its CEO is Richard Adcock.

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NantKwest Inc. is also a component of the Russell 2000. The Russell 2000 is one of the leading indices tracking small-cap companies in the United States. It's maintained by Russell Investments, an industry leader in creating and maintaining indices, and consists of the smallest 2000 stocks from the broader Russell 3000 index.

Russell's indices differ from traditional indices like the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or S&P 500, whose members are selected by committee, because they base membership entirely on an objective, rules based methodology. The 3,000 largest companies by market cap make up the Russell 3000, with the 2,000 smaller companies making up the Russell 2000. It's a simple approach that gives a broad, unbiased look at the small-cap market as a whole.

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