10 Top Penny Stocks to Watch This Week, March 18

The S&P 500 is up 12% on the year, which has too many investors happy to just sit back and watch the profits roll in.

But we're not content with a mere 12% gain. And we know you aren't either.

That's why we're bringing you the 10 top penny stocks to watch this week, plus an even better play with breakout potential.

You see, penny stocks offer triple-digit growth potential at a fraction of the price of a traditional stock.

Just take last week's top penny stock, Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS). Last week, Atossa soared over 130% on reports that one of the company's experimental treatments had received FDA approval.

While that's a solid gain, penny stocks with strong potential like Atossa deliver those kinds of returns every week.

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The hard part is finding the penny stock that's going to soar next.

You see, there are over 2,800 penny stocks trading on the NYSE and Nasdaq. But not all of them are worth owning.

Take a look at last week's top-performing penny stocks below, and then we'll show you how we found the next penny stock on our radar:

Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week's Gain
Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) $3.51 134.00%
Akari Therapeutics Plc. (NASDAQ: AKTX) $4.08 122.96%
Soleno Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SLNO) $2.68 78.67%
Handcock Jaffe Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: HJLI) $2.35 66.67%
ConforMIS Inc. (NASDAQ: CFMS) $1.78 54.76%
Smart Sand Inc. (NASDAQ: SND) $3.99 46.69%
Avinger Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGR) $0.89 45.19%
VivoPower International Plc. (NASDAQ: VVPR) $1.55 44.86%
Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SNSS) $0.92 43.64%
Genprx Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) $2.10 42.86%

As last week's returns show, the right penny stocks can crush the broader market's lackluster returns.

And that's why we're so excited about our top penny stock to buy this week.

In fact, it could jump as much as 63%...

The Best Penny Stock to Buy This Week

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Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) specializes in natural gas extraction across North America.

Southwestern currently maintains drilling rights to over 918,000 acres across the Appalachian Basin.

Over the last two years, the company's gross profits have soared 58% thanks to increasing demand in the energy sector, especially in liquefied natural gas (LNG). The company has more than tripled its LNG production since 2016.

At the same time, productions costs have only grown a meager 6% and 9% per year, respectively. That's a sign the company is extremely well managed compared to its competitors and they are making excellent use of their capital.

It's no surprise then that SWN is profitable. The company raked in over $500 million of profit alone last year.

Plus, SWN trades at a tantalizing price-to-book value of 0.79. That means you're buying shares for a fraction of what the company's assets are worth. Not only does that mean the company could liquidate and you'd make a profit, but it means the company has real upside.

SWN's current share price is $4.32.

However, analysts are predicting the company stock to jump to $7.30 over the next year - a gain of 63% over today's price.

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