Even though some penny stocks have multi-bagger potential, they’re incredibly risky. The companies behind them typically haven’t had much experience in the marketplace. However, well-known companies may also fall under this category if their shares have plummeted. With proper due diligence and diversification, penny stocks could add a lot of value to your portfolios.
Penny stocks are typically those shares which are trading below the $5 mark. They tend to be inherently riskier than large-cap companies. However, if picked wisely, they have the potential to provide big gains.
August was a great month for penny stocks, including those popular on social media sites. With higher volatility across all markets as well as lower interest rates, investors should scoop up some penny stocks. Here are seven that can break out by the close of this year:
eMagin Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:EMAN) Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ:BOXL) Exela Technologies (NASDAQ:XELA) Mind Medicine (NASDAQ:MNMD) Biocept Inc. (NASDAQ:BIOC) Ebang International (NASDAQ:EBON) Ucore Rare Metals Inc (OTCMKTS:UURAF)
Penny Stocks: eMagin Corporation (EMAN)
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eMagin Corporation is a U.S.-based organic light-emitting diode (OLED) microdisplay manufacturer. Its patented red-green-blue Direct Patterning (dPd) technology provides a competitive edge over its peers.
Top 5 Penny Stocks To Own For 2023: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)
Sirius XM Radio Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. It broadcasts a programming lineup of approximately 135 channels of commercial-free music, sports, news and information, talk and entertainment, traffic, and weather on subscription fee basis through two satellite radio systems in the United States; and holds an interest in the satellite radio services offered in Canada. The company also simulcasts music and selected non-music channels over the Internet; and offers applications to allow consumers to access its Internet services on mobile devices. As of December 31, 2010, it had 20,190,964 subscribers. In addition, the company designs, establishes specifications, sources or specifies parts and components, and manages various aspects of the logistics and production of satellite radios; licenses its technology to various electronics manufacturers to develop, manufacture, and distribute radios under various brands; and imports radios distri buted through its Websites. The company?s satellite radios are primarily distributed through automakers, retailers, and its Websites. Further, it provides music services for commercial establishments; a satellite television service to offer music channels as part of certain programming packages on the DISH Network satellite television service; music and comedy channels to mobile phone users through mobile phone carriers; Backseat TV, a service offering television content designed primarily for children in the backseat of vehicles; Travel Link, a suite of data services that include graphical weather, fuel prices, sports schedules and scores, and movie listings; and real-time traffic and weather services. The company was formerly known as Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and changed its name to Sirius XM Radio Inc. in August 2008. Sirius XM Radio Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
- [By Sean Williams]
Another no-brainer acquisition that would make sense for Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway is satellite radio operator Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI). It’s worth pointing out that Berkshire Hathaway already owns 137.92 million shares of Sirius XM, or about 2.9% of all outstanding shares.
- [By Joe Tenebruso]
Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) dominate their respective corners of the entertainment industry. As they’ve risen to power over the last decade, they’ve earned fortunes for investors along the way.
Top 5 Penny Stocks To Own For 2023: Rowan Companies Inc.(RDC)
Rowan Companies, Inc. provides onshore and offshore oil and gas contract drilling services in the United States and internationally. The company offers its contract drilling services through its fleet of 28 self-elevating mobile offshore drilling platforms and 30 deep-well land drilling rigs. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
- [By Jason Hall]
And while Ensco has taken its share of asset writedowns in recent years to decommission older, non-economical vessels, it has also been one of the biggest beneficiaries of consolidation. In 2017, it acquired Atwood Oceanics, a smaller company with a young, high-spec fleet of floating vessels, and more recently agreed to merge with Rowan Companies (NYSE:RDC), which has a high-quality fleet of jack-up rigs and a strong backlog of work for that fleet.
- [By Travis Hoium, Jason Hall, and Matthew DiLallo]
And while offshore still has a ways to go, I think investors should do well to buy Ensco at current prices. At recent prices, its shares trade for about 24% of tangible book value. Furthermore, it’s also a 23% discount to the book value of Rowan Companies (NYSE:RDC), which will merge with Ensco sometime in the first half of the year. It’s a substantial discount to more typical book value multiples these companies have carried during healthy offshore drilling environments:
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
While September was a good month for Ensco, the company made an even bigger splash in October by agreeing to buy fellow offshore driller Rowan (NYSE:RDC) in an all-stock deal. Ensco believes that the combination with Rowan will generate $150 million in annual cost savings while boosting its cash flow per share starting in 2020. It’s the company’s second major deal since the oil market downturn began; it bought Atwood Oceanics last year for $6.9 billion.
Top 5 Penny Stocks To Own For 2023: Transocean Inc.(RIG)
Transocean Ltd. provides offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells worldwide. It offers deepwater and harsh environment drilling, oil and gas drilling management, and drilling engineering and drilling project management services. The company also offers well and logistics services. In addition, it engages in oil and gas exploration, development, and production activities primarily in the United States offshore Louisiana and Texas, and in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea. As of February 10, 2011, the company owned, had partial ownership interests in, and operated 138 mobile offshore drilling units, including 47 high-specification floaters, 25 midwater floaters, 9 high-specification jackups, 54 standard jackups, and 3 other rigs, as well as 1 ultra-deepwater floater and 3 high-specification jackups under construction. Transocean Ltd. was founded in 1953 and is based in Zug, Switzerland.
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- [By Tyler Crowe]
This was one of those quarters where Transocean’s (NYSE:RIG) results aren’t necessarily reflective of the company’s accomplishments. Even though Transocean posted yet another quarterly loss, the company completed a major acquisition and netted some notable contract wins. These won’t show up on the financial statements for a while, but they are indicative of a company poised to do better in the future.
- [By Motley Fool Transcribers]
Transocean Ltd (NYSE:RIG)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
Top 5 Penny Stocks To Own For 2023: China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited(CNR)
China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, primarily engages in the development and operation of agricultural logistics and trade centers in northeast China. It also involves in purchasing, processing, assembling, merchandising, and distributing pearls and jewelry products. The company markets its pearls and jewelry products to wholesale distributors and mass merchandisers in Europe, the United States, Hong Kong, and other parts of Asia. In addition, it develops, sells, and leases residential and commercial properties in Hong Kong and the People?s Republic of China. The company is based in Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Twelve equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $93.33.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Canadian National Railway (TSE: CNR) in the last few weeks:
2/11/2019 – Canadian National Railway was given a new C$117.00 price target on by analysts at Morgan Stanley. 1/31/2019 – Canadian National Railway was given a new C$116.00 price target on by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a “market perform” rating on the stock. 1/30/2019 – Canadian National Railway had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Raymond James. They now have a C$125.00 price target on the stock. 1/30/2019 – Canadian National Railway had its price target raised by analysts at TD Securities from C$125.00 to C$130.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 1/30/2019 – Canadian National Railway had its price target raised by analysts at CIBC from C$118.00 to C$119.00. 1/30/2019 – Canadian National Railway had its price target raised by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from C$116.00 to C$119.00. 1/14/2019 – Canadian National Railway had its price target raised by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from C$112.00 to C$116.00. 1/7/2019 – Canadian National Railway had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from C$114.00 to C$115.00. 1/2/2019 – Canadian National Railway had its price target lowered by analysts at CIBC from C$120.00 to C$118.00. 12/19/2018 – Canadian National Railway had its price target lowered by analysts at National Bank Financial from C$119.00 to C$110.00. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock. 12/18/2018 – Canadian National Railway had its price target lowered by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from C$122.00 to C$112.00. 12/17/2018 – Canadian National Railway had its price target lowered by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from C$130.00 to C$128.00.
Shares of CNR stock traded up C$1.79 during tr
Top 5 Penny Stocks To Own For 2023: Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.(EGLE)
Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. engages in the ocean transportation of bulk cargoes in the dry bulk industry. The company primarily transports iron ore, coal, grain, cement, and fertilizer along worldwide shipping routes. As of December 31, 2009, it owned and operated a fleet of 27 oceangoing vessels with a combined carrying capacity of 1,412,535 deadweight tons. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
- [By Rich Smith (TMFDitty)]
For another — and perhaps taking a cue from the first catalyst — investment bank H.C. Wainwright waded into the dry shipping waters Monday to deliver a series of buy recommendations for nearly every stock in the industry. Diana and Safe Bulkers both got buy ratings, for example, as did Genco Shipping (NYSE:GNK), Eagle Bulk (NASDAQ:EGLE), and Seanergy, too. Castor, though, did not.
- [By Motley Fool Transcribers]
Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc (NASDAQ:EGLE)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 06, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants