- Stock markets have been highly volatile due to renowned Covid worries
- FTSE AIM All-Share index has returned little over 5% in 2021
- There are few components that have gained up to 250% in the meantime
Stock markets have remained highly vulnerable to the ongoing developments around the Covid-19 as most of the business activities are entirely dependent on smooth supply chain, upbeat consumer spending and high sales volume.
Steering through the third national lockdown, the benchmark FTSE 100 stands with a year-to-date (YTD) gain of approximately 7%, with most of the positive points contributed by a handful of heavyweight shares.
On the other hand, the FTSE AIM All-Share index has managed to rise a little more than 5%, with multiple constituents registering multifold gains in the meantime. Here we take a look at three penny stocks priced below 10 pence that have gained up to 250% in the last six-and-half-month stretch of 2021.
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1. Quantum Blockchain Technologies PLC (LON: QBT)
Shares of the London-headquartered investment company have returned more than 250% in a brief period of the present calendar year so far. In line with the name, the company is focused on investing into technology-intensified assets, primarily involving blockchain framework.
According to the historical data available with the London Stock Exchange, the stock of Quantum Blockchain Technologies stands with a gain of 253%. The share price of the company advanced to GBX 0.99 (16 July 2021) from a market price level of GBX 0.28 as on 4 January 2021.
The company, previously known as Clear Leisure Plc up until 6 May 2021, also acts as an investment manager for venture capital funds.
2. MyHealthChecked PLC (LON: MHC)
Shares of the Cardiff-based healthcare company have more than doubled the shareholders’ wealth in the current year, with the stock rallying more than 10% on 16 July. The stock of MyHealthChecked has returned 105% to GBX 4.1 from the share price level of GBX 2 apiece.
The shares of the healthcare services provider, including the Covid tests, have multiplied very quickly in the course of the last eight months. The stock stands with a gain of nearly 400% from a low of GBX 0.80, recognised on 6 October 2020.
3. Xtract Resources PLC (LON: XTR)
Shares of the London-based metals and minerals producer have also doubled the investors’ wealth in the corresponding stretch. As per the LSE data, the stock of Xtract Resources has advanced as much as 127% to GBX 4.44 from a share price level of GBX 1.95. The company is largely focused on exploring and mining gold and copper.