Shares in Marathon Digital (NASDAQ:MARA) are on the move again. A penny stock through half of 2020, MARA posted over 400% growth at the start of 2021 before shedding more than half its value by mid-May. Along the way, trading in MARA stock was even halted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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And did I mention that this name’s primary business is mining Bitcoin (CCC:BTC-USD)? Those are two strikes for many investors. Plus, if you want a third, how about the fact that Marathon Digital is the parent company of notorious patent troll Uniloc?
That said, despite elements that may make investors turn up their noses, you can’t overlook Marathon’s success. After a meme-stock rollercoaster ride as well as drama in the crypto world, MARA stock is up 264% year-to-date (YTD). So, here’s a look at the good and the bad with this pick.
Hot Penny Stocks To Buy Right Now: Books-A-Million Inc.(BAMM)
Books-A-Million, Inc. operates as a book retailer in the southeastern United States. The company operates superstores and traditional bookstores that offer a selection of hardcover and paperback books, magazines, and newspapers. It also offers other merchandise, including gifts, cards, collectibles, magazines, music, DVDs, and electronic accessories, as well as coffee, tea, and other edible products. The company markets its products under the trademarks of Books-A-Million, BAM! Books-A-Million, Bookland, Books & Co., Millionaire?s Club, Sweet Water Press, Thanks-A-Million, Big Fat Coloring Book, Up All Night Reader, Read & Save Rebate, Readables Accessories for Readers, Kids-A-Million, Teachers First, The Write-Price, Bambeanos, Hold That Thought, Book$mart, BAMM, BAMM.com, BOOKSAMILLION.com, Chillatte, Joe Muggs Newsstand, Page Pets, JOEMUGGS.com, FAITHPOINT.com, Faithmark, Joe Muggs, Anderson?s Bookland, Snow Joe, Summer Says, On the John University, OTJU, American Whole sale Book Company, AWBC, and NetCentral. It also offers its products over the Internet at Booksamillion.com. As of August 11, 2011, the company operated 231 stores in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Books-A-Million, Inc. was founded in 1917 and is based in Birmingham, Alabama.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
News articles about Books-A-Million (NASDAQ:BAMM) have trended positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Books-A-Million earned a coverage optimism score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the specialty retailer an impact score of 44.3915244007427 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Hot Penny Stocks To Buy Right Now: America First Tax Exempt Investors L.P.(ATAX)
America First Tax Exempt Investors, L.P. engages in acquiring, holding, selling, and dealing with a portfolio of federally tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds. As of March 31, 2011, it held 20 tax-exempt mortgage bonds secured by 20 multifamily apartment properties containing a total of 3,606 rental units. America First Capital Associates Limited Partnership Two serves as the general partner of the company. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Omaha, Nebraska.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
BidaskClub upgraded shares of America First Multifamily Investors (NASDAQ:ATAX) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
TheStreet downgraded shares of America First Multifamily Investors (NASDAQ:ATAX) from a b- rating to a c+ rating in a research report released on Friday.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
America First Multifamily Investors LP (NASDAQ:ATAX) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, September 14th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 28th will be given a dividend of 0.125 per share by the financial services provider on Wednesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.50%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 27th.
Hot Penny Stocks To Buy Right Now: Luna Innovations Incorporated(LUNA)
Luna Innovations Incorporated engages in the research, development, and commercialization of technologies in the areas of sensing and instrumentation products, and health care products primarily in the United States. The company?s Product and Licensing segment offers test and measurement products to monitor the integrity of fiber optic network and sub-assemblies. This segment provides Optical Vector Analyzer platform, a device for single-measurement, all-parameter analysis of fiber optic components and assemblies up to 150 meters in length; Optical Backscatter Reflectometer, a sensitive diagnostic device, for data and telecommunications companies, and service providers who maintain their own fiber optic networks; and Phoenix laser, a MEMs-based external cavity laser, that offers low noise and precise tuning capability over the C-band. It also offers distributed sensing systems, which comprise multiple sensors whose input is integrated through a fiber optic network and soft ware to detect distributed strain, shape, and temperature; and tunable lasers. In addition, this segment provides health care products, including medical devices for minimally invasive diagnostics, surgery, and therapy; non-invasive monitoring and diagnosis medical devices consisting of emboli detection and classification QUANTIFIER, a non-invasive medical device, that uses quantitative ultrasound technology to count emboli in ex-vivo blood circuit; and nanomaterial-based medical products comprising Trimetasphere nanomaterials. The company?s Technology Development segment provides contract research services to universities, government entities, and corporations. Luna Innovations Incorporated offers its services to energy, telecommunications, life sciences, and defense industries .The company was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia.
- [By Max Byerly]
Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ:LUNA) rose 16.6% during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $4.14 and last traded at $3.93. Approximately 651,876 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 1,262% from the average daily volume of 47,854 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.37.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Luna Coin (CURRENCY:LUNA) traded 5.2% higher against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 16:00 PM Eastern on September 26th. Luna Coin has a total market capitalization of $11,480.00 and approximately $13.00 worth of Luna Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Luna Coin coin can now be bought for $0.0067 or 0.00000104 BTC on major exchanges including CoinExchange and YoBit. Over the last seven days, Luna Coin has traded 20.8% lower against the dollar.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Luna Coin (CURRENCY:LUNA) traded up 0.8% against the dollar during the one day period ending at 14:00 PM Eastern on September 18th. One Luna Coin coin can now be bought for about $0.0086 or 0.00000135 BTC on exchanges including CoinExchange and YoBit. Luna Coin has a market cap of $14,603.00 and approximately $2.00 worth of Luna Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Luna Coin has traded down 6.7% against the dollar.
Hot Penny Stocks To Buy Right Now: Summit State Bank(SSBI)
Summit State Bank operates as a community bank in Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, and Marin Counties in California. It offers deposit accounts, such as transaction accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, time deposit accounts, business checking accounts, time certificates of deposit, sweep accounts, and specialized deposit accounts, including professional, small business packaged, and tiered accounts for larger deposits, and Keogh and IRA accounts. The company also provides commercial and industrial lines of credit and term loans, credit lines to individuals, equipment loans, real estate and construction loans, small business loans, and business lines of credit; consumer loans, including auto loans, mortgage loans, home improvement loans, and home equity lines of credit; and loans for accounts receivable and inventory financing, loans to agriculture-related businesses, and equipment and expansion financing programs. In addition, it offers banking by appointment, on line and telephone banking services, direct payroll and social security deposits, letters of credit, access to national automated teller machine networks, courier services, safe deposit boxes, night depository facilities, notary services, travelers? checks, lockbox, and banking by mail. Further, the company, through its subsidiary, Alto Service Corporation, provides deed of trust services. It serves small-to medium-sized businesses, professionals and professional associations, entrepreneurs, high net worth families, foundations, estates, and individual consumers. The company operated five offices in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, and Healdsburg. Summit State Bank was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Santa Rosa, California.
- [By Max Byerly]
ValuEngine upgraded shares of Summit State Bank (NASDAQ:SSBI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Saturday.
Separately, TheStreet raised Summit State Bank from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th.