10 Top Penny Stocks to Watch This Week - and One on the Verge of a 236% Gain

Last week's top penny stock locked in a 335% gain, showing the tremendous earning power of the top penny stocks.

On Tuesday (Oct. 2), shares of vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) surged 149% on reports that the commercial therapy firm received a sizable investment from the MacAndrews & Forbes Group, one of the world's leading investment firms.

top penny stocksShares of vTv continued to rise for the rest of the week, quadrupling the week's opening price of $0.80 and delivering shareholders a return over 300%.

VTVT's gains show the kind of returns a strong penny stock can generate for shareholders in just a matter of days.

After looking at last week's top-performing penny stocks, we'll show you another penny stock that could jump over 230%...

Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week's Gain
vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) $3.05 335.06%
MagneGas Corp. (NASDAQ: MNGA) $0.30 116.67%
Dragon Victory International Ltd. (NASDAQ: LYL) $2.33 93.80%
Inpixon Inc. (NASDAQ: INPX) $0.30 85.59%
Altimmune Inc. (NASDAQ: ALT) $4.91 64.55%
Comstock Mining Inc. (NYSE: LODE) $0.21 52.07%
Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) $2.94 46.70%
Alliance MMA Inc. (NASDAQ: AMMA $0.31 41.09%
Akers Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) $0.35 40.75%
Level Brands Inc. (NYSE: LEVB) $4.88 40.22%

First-time investors can find it incredibly difficult to identify penny stocks with real growth potential.

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However, using the right tools helps you zoom in on the best, most potentially lucrative stocks on the market.

One of our favorite tools to identify the top penny stocks is the Money Morning Stock VQScore™.

Using a proprietary algorithm, the VQScore system has just identified a top penny stock that's on the verge of generating immense returns - gains of over 230%.

And it's only trading for $3.00 a share...

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Our Top Penny Stock Is Just Energy Group Inc.

Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: JE) is a Canada-based natural gas and electric company operating in markets across the globe including the UK, Ireland, Germany, and Japan.

Providing energy to 4.5 million customers, Just Energy owns several affiliate companies, including Hudson Energy, Commerce Energy, Tara Energy, and other regional firms.

Just Energy supplies natural gas and electricity to 13 American states as well as six provinces in Canada.

The company's diverse market access has allowed it to decentralize risk and maximize its return on equity.

In fact, Just Energy currently sports an astonishing 627% return on equity, indicating that the company is allocating its cash flow in an incredibly efficient fashion.

In Q4 2017, Just Energy beat earnings estimates of $0.13 by a staggering 584% thanks to an unusually early winter in Canada and a late thaw across North America.

Just Energy is expected to benefit in a similar fashion over the course of 2018, as heat waves impact large swaths of the company's customer base, elevating air conditioner use across the continent.

The prospect of gains from extreme climate conditions has analysts calling for a high price of $9.99 - a 236% gain over today's price of $2.97.

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