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Top Penny Stocks 2014: 102% Gains This Week

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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. But the risks paid off for investors who picked up one of these five penny stocks…

Top 5 Penny Stock Gains This Week

OXiGENE Inc. (Nasdaq: OXGN) is the biggest penny stock gainer this week, up 102%. OXiGENE is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops cancer treatments. The stock jumped on news that its experimental drug Zybrestat slowed the progression of ovarian cancer when it was combined with Roche Holding's (VTX: ROG) drug Avastin. OXGN ended the week trading near $4 per share. With a market cap of just $45 million, OXiGENE is the type of biotech penny stock investors look to for quick gains. The company is not profitable and employs just seven people, but when good news strikes, the stock surges.

Celsius Holdings Inc. (OTCMKTS: CELH) has posted a gain of 82% in the last week. Celsius develops, markets, and sells a line of calorie-burning beverages. CELH began the week trading at $0.55 per share and closes the week at $1. Investors who bought CELH stock 12 months ago have seen their investment gain 388%. Based in Boca Raton, Fla., Celsius has a market cap just over $20 million. The company sells its line of beverages under the Celsius brand name.

Applied Energetics Inc. (OTCMKTS: AERG) is by far the cheapest stock on this list, trading at $0.03 per share. Because AERG is so cheap, its value is measured in fractions of pennies. Regardless, investors who added AERG stock to their portfolios this time last week have reaped a gain of 98%. Applied Energetics designs and develops ultra-short-pulse lasers for commercial and military use. The stock once traded over $14 per share back in 2006, but in the last 52 weeks AERG has a range of $0.01 to $0.05.

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  1. lokesh | May 24, 2014

    Penny stocks

  2. Matt Phillips | May 1, 2015

    When looking for stocks to buy in 2015 companies like Southeby's, AMZN, and Ebay trade at a higher price other stocks in the industry that are lower in price could present higher gains

  3. Rodrick Reynolds | May 4, 2015

    This is a solid list but I would add this one stock in particular. The company operates out of Hong Kong, China and is looking to compete with EBAY, AMZN, BABA and BID. The stock is trading between $1 and $2 dollars with a ton of upside potential. The chart shows bullish trends in a bullish market.

  4. Frank | October 19, 2015

    lets make money

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