Watch out! Five penny stocks outperforming the micro-cap index

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Watch out! Five penny stocks outperforming the micro-cap index

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Highlights

  • Charles & Colvard Ltd (NASDAQ: CTHR) has a P/E ratio of 24.33. The stock grew 117.07% YTD.
  • NanoVibronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAOV) has 11 million shares outstanding. The stock price rose 272.73% YTD.
  • Deswell Industries, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: DSWL) dividend yield is 4.55%. The stock gave a 48.63% return YTD.

Penny stocks are generally less known, volatile in nature, and valued at less than US$5. But, as the old saying goes, penny-wise or pound foolish? Investors must be wise on both counts in the stock market. In other words, whether it is a penny or large stock, they must remain vigilant.

Russell Microcap Index, which hosts the microcaps, gave a 23.79% return YTD.

Here we explore five such penny stocks that performed better than the index.

Charles & Colvard Ltd (NASDAQ: CTHR) is an US$80 million company in terms of market cap. It manufactures and markets finished jewelry, including moissanite gemstone and lab-grown diamonds. It has a P/E ratio of 24.33. Its outstanding shares are 29.85 million.

Five penny stocks outperforming the Micro-Cap Index

Its third quarter ended on March 31, 2021. The revenue was US$9.44 million compared to US$6.49 million a year ago. The net income was US$1.04 million compared to a net loss of US$6.16 million in the year-ago quarter. The net income per share diluted was US$0.03 for the third quarter of 2021.

The stock grew 117.07% YTD and closed at US$2.72 on Aug 12, 2021.

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Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INFI) is a biopharmaceutical company and develops cancer medicines. It has a market capitalization of US$283 million. The outstanding shares are 88.72 million.

The royalty revenue for the June quarter was US$512 thousand compared to US$360 thousand in June quarter the previous year. It incurred a loss of US$11.27 million or US$0.13 per share diluted compared to the net loss of US$9.47 million or US$0.16 per share diluted in the same quarter of 2020. The stock grew 49.50% YTD and closed at US$3.13 on Aug 12, 2021.

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NanoVibronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAOV) manufactures noninvasive biological response-activating devices. These devices are for pain therapy, biofilm prevention, wound healing, and are easy to use at home.

The market capitalization of the company is US$73 million. The shares outstanding are 24.11 million. The revenue for the March quarter of 2021 was US$103 thousand compared to US$114 thousand in the same period in the previous year. The net loss for the quarter was US$4.9 million or US$0.20 per share diluted compared to US$921 thousand or US$0.13 per share diluted in the corresponding quarter of 2020.

The stock price rose 272.73% YTD and closed at US$2.89 on Aug 12, 2021.

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Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK) is a US$287 million company in market capitalization. Teekay is engaged in providing crude oil and gas marine transportation services besides providing offshore oil production and storage as well as offloading services.

The shares outstanding are 101.29 million.

The revenue for the June quarter was US$325.5 million compared to US$482.8 million in the prior year’s June quarter. The net loss was US$1.84 million or US$0.02 per common share compared to the net income of US$21.7 million or US$0.21 per common share.

The stock grew 31.63% YTD and closed at US$2.79 on Aug 12, 2021.  

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Deswell Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSWL) manufactures plastic parts. The company has a market capitalization of US$69 million.

Deswell’s current dividend yield is 4.55% and annualized dividend is US$0.20. The outstanding shares are 15.92 million. The revenue for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, was US$64.89 million compared to US$65.37 million in FY 2020. The net income was US$8.23 million or US$0.52 per share compared to the net loss of US$1.32 million or US$0.08 per share in FY 2020. 

The stock gave a 48.63% return YTD and closed at US$4.52 on Aug 12, 2021.

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Bottomline

Investing in penny stocks could be risky, given the number of hazards associated. Still, investors are drawn to these stocks for the lure of earning big profits will less investment if the stock gains in the future. So, one should be penny wise but not pound foolish. Well researched risk in penny stocks may help one make the right decision.

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