Penny stocks represent an inherently riskier investment option for investors. But with these risks in mind, be aware that not all penny stocks are created equally - some can be solid investments with wonderful upside potential.
Today's (Wednesday) big movers come from a variety of sectors, including biotech, retail, financial services, and energy, and they are making gains for different reasons. These top penny stocks do have one thing in common - today their investors cashed in big.
Here are today's top penny stocks, and why they're on the rise...
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The Next RadioShack: 5 Stocks Slumping to Penny Stock Prices
In December of 1999, Radioshack Corp. (NYSE: RSH) stock was worth more than $76 per share. Today, RSH is worth less than $1.
And while RadioShack is the most recent example of a high-flying stock that dropped to penny-stock levels, there are plenty of other major companies that are prime candidates to make the same move.Here are five companies in danger of trading for less than $1 if they don’t turn it around soon…
VRTX, ABT, AAPL Among Hot Stocks to Watch Today
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: VRTX) tops Tuesday's hot stocks to watch list. Shares skyrocketed 50% intraday after the biotech company deemed its cystic fibrosis treatment a success.
Also landing on today's hot stocks list are a number of penny stocks, a semiconductor company, and several stocks moving up on analysts' action and M&A activity.Check out 12 of Tuesday’s movers – including VRTX, AAPL, and ABT – and find out what’s behind their action…
Top Penny Stocks Today: Why PLUG, BLDP, FCEL Are Soaring
Some of this year's top penny stocks have come out of the little-known or followed hydrogen fuel cell industry.
The sector garnered a great deal of attention in 2014's first quarter, thanks to lucrative contracts inked by Plug Power Inc. (Nasdaq: PLUG).Here’s a brief refresher.
Not All Pot Penny Stocks Took a Hit from the SEC
The recent boom in pot penny stocks almost seems too good to be true - and according to the Securities & Exchange Commission, it might very well be.
In the past few weeks, the SEC has been investigating several pot stocks-eight of which have now been temporarily suspended. According to the SEC, the suspended marijuana stocks were in violation of serious regulations, including instances of "manipulative transactions" and "unlawful distribution of securities."Here’s where that leaves the state of pot penny stocks today.
Hot Penny Stocks to Watch – From a Place You May Not Be Looking
Over-the-counter (OTC) penny stocks have been overlooked on lists of hot penny stocks to watch. That’s because OTC penny stocks mercurial investments that aren't subject to the same financial standards as stocks on the larger exchanges.That’s why we’ve broken down how OTC penny stocks work – plus highlighted five hot penny stocks to watch right now to help get you started...
Investors paying attention to the trend are drawn to the massive upside OTC stocks can generate in profits, but many are scared to pull the trigger.
Three Top Tech Penny Stocks to Buy Now
The boom in the tech industry makes for some of the best penny stocks on the market.And our list of tech penny stocks to buy now are all involved in rapidly growing, multi-billion dollar markets that are predicted to enjoy exponential increases in 2014…
How to Buy Penny Stocks
Before diving into the nuts and bolts of how to buy penny stocks, it's important to recognize the reason why so many people engage in this particular type of investing. Penny stocks represent an inherently riskier, though potentially lucrative, investment option for investors.Here’s what you need to know to get started…
This Week's Top Penny Stocks Brought Gains as High as 3,125%
Stocks that trade "Over-the-Counter" (OTC) can be risky propositions for investors because they aren't subject to the same financial standards as stocks on the larger exchanges. They can also be very illiquid.
But the OTC markets also see some of the top penny stocks winners every week, and have seen some of the best penny stocks of 2014. This week, every stock on our "top penny stocks" list trades over-the-counter.
This week's hot penny stocks had returns of 3,125%, 674%, and 325%, and every stock on this list more than double shareholders' initial investment.See for yourself, here…
Four of the Best Penny Stocks for 2014
Penny stock investing is so attractive to investors because these small-cap stocks have the potential to bring huge gains in a short period of time.
Whether these small cap companies are industry leaders in a burgeoning market, are primed for a takeover, or are developing new pharmaceutical patents, the best penny stocks of 2014 offer investors huge profit potential at affordable prices.Take a look at the four best penny stocks with huge profit potential in 2014...
This Week's Top Penny Stocks Brought Investors Gains as High as 367%
This week's top penny stocks brought shareholders gains as high as 367%, 243%, and 154% in just a matter of days.
That's why penny stock investing is so alluring - picking the right penny stocks can bring serious gains in a very short period of time. While the gains can be huge, so too are some of the risks. Penny stocks that trade "Over-the-Counter" (OTC) or on the Pink Sheets are subject to wild swings that can leave investors holding the bag on a worthless stock.Now, check out the top penny stock gainers this week...
Top Penny Stocks This Week: Bring Home Profits When the Market Sputters
The broader markets were up and down all week, but investors who were in on this week's top penny stocks brought home gains as high as 64% in just five days.
Through Friday afternoon, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up just 0.3% on the week, the S&P 500 was down 0.4%, and the Nasdaq had dipped 2.4% on the week.
That's why many investors turn to penny stocks. There is always the potential of landing a major windfall when picking up inexpensive stocks, even when the broader markets are underperforming.Here are this week's top penny stocks...
These Top Penny Stocks in 2014 Gained as Much as 129% Last Week
Investors who bought in on the top penny stocks last week brought home gains as high as 129% in just a matter of days.
Those potential windfalls are what makes penny stock investing so attractive. While there are numerous risks to investing in penny stocks, the rewards are just as abundant.Now, here is last week's top penny stocks list...
Top Penny Stocks 2014: 102% Gains This Week
Many investors turn to penny stocks because they have the potential to bring huge gains in a short period of time, and the top penny stocks this week have done just that.
Every stock here has posted a gain of at least 41% in just one week - one is up 102%.
Penny stock investing is not without its risks, and finding the right penny stock can be hard.Learn how risks paid off for investors who picked up one of these five penny stocks...
Top 10 Penny Stocks 2014: Profits of More Than 850%
The top 10 penny stocks of 2014 have seen tremendous gains, one as high as 877%.
That's exactly why some investors are so enamored with penny stocks - they have the potential to transform portfolios in a very short period of time.See which penny stocks are up the most this year...
Triple-Digit Gains… With Easy "Insurance" Against Risk
How do single-day stock gains of 40%, 50%, 75%, even a 100% or more sound? If you're anything like me they sound pretty darn great.
Those kinds of gains happen almost every day, but the mainstream financial media would much rather focus on recent stories such as: FB jumps 14% on increased mobile revenue, GOOG rockets ahead 13% on higher top line, or TSLA up 8% on higher than expected sales of the Model S.
Small-cap biotech stocks can deliver triple-digit gains – or they can crash if clinical trial results disappoint.Here's how to limit your losses...