Penny stocks have a bunch of criteria to approach when doing research on them. Sure, they have a seemingly harmless name, but there is a ton to take into account when checking them out. One bit of criteria is a stock’s volume. Is it high? Is it low? Is it normal? Another thing to check out is if the company has brand new news out. Are they reporting earnings? These are several different potential catalysts to focus on, but they don’t have to be the only ones that can make you successful.
Unlike the majority of the year, this week’s trading is slightly different. On Friday, the stock market will be closed to observe the July 4th holiday. That means, there are only 2 more days left of trading before next week. With the end of the 2nd Quarter yesterday, and today being the first day of a new month, it could be a wild time over the next 2 days. With companies looking to close out their Q2 books, it should be fascinating to watch the flow of money.
The world is still on fire at the moment, so it’s tough to predict what will happen in the market before the end of the week. It appears coronavirus cases in the US are continuing to grow in certain areas. The WHO (World Health Organization) has even come out to say “the worst is yet to come.” Knowing all this, it will be important to study penny stocks closely as volatility could fill the market. These 3 penny stocks are ones you should watch closely in the short-term.
Your No. 1 Top Penny Stock To Watch Wednesday: YRC Worldwide Inc.
YRC Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: YRCW), through its subsidiaries, provides a range of transportation services primarily in North America. The company operates in two segments, YRC Freight and Regional Transportation. The YRC Freight segment offers various services to transport industrial, commercial, and retail goods; and provides specialized services, including guaranteed expedited, time-specific delivery, cross-border, coast-to-coast air delivery, product return, temperature-sensitive shipment protection, and government material shipment. It serves manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and government customers.
YRC Worldwide Inc. announced that the United States Department of the Treasury (“UST”) intends to provide a $700 million loan to YRCW under authorization provided by Subtitle A of Title IV of the CARES Act.
YRCW and its operating companies Holland, New Penn, Reddaway, and YRC Freight have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These companies collectively employ 30,000 trucking professionals, including 24,000 Teamsters. The CARES Act assistance will be used to pay for deferred employee healthcare and pension costs and other contractual obligations as well as to support essential capital investment.
YRCW CEO Darren Hawkins stated, “We would like to thank Congress for passing the CARES Act and the U.S. Department of the Treasury for providing this vital funding which recognizes the essential role YRCW plays in the nation’s supply chain. Through our work with over 200,000 customers, including being a leading transportation provider for the Departments of Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, and Customs and Border Protection, YRCW’s freight professionals have developed a deep understanding of, and expertise in, the importance of a secure and reliable supply chain.
“Our 30,000 employees have continued to serve hundreds of quarantined communities across the country during the pandemic and this financial assistance will enable us to bridge this pandemic-related crisis and continue to provide essential shipping services for the nation’s supply chain. The funding will also enable us to continue successfully implementing our multi-year strategic plan to transform our five powerful brands to operate as ONE Company, ONE network to better serve our customers and the nation’s supply chain as economic recovery takes hold.”
Your No. 2 Top Penny Stock To Watch Wednesday: MYOS RENS Technology Inc.
MYOS RENS Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MYOS) focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of nutritional ingredients, functional foods, and other technologies that enhance muscle health and performance. The company primarily focuses on developing Fortetropin for the therapeutic markets, including the treatment of sarcopenia, cachexia, anorexia, obesity, and muscular disorders. Its products include Qurr line of products to support muscle well-being and fitness; Yolked line of products for collegiate and professional athletes; and Myos Canine Muscle Formula line of products for pets. The company sells its products through a direct-to-consumer e-commerce platform.
MYOS RENS Technology, Inc. and MedAvail, Inc. (“MedAvail”), a private, in-clinic telemedicine-enabled pharmacy organization that has developed and commercialized a proprietary robotic dispensing platform and home delivery operation focused on the Medicare Advantage market in the United States, or U.S, announced today that they have entered into a definitive Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization (the “Merger Agreement”) in which a wholly-owned subsidiary of MYOS will merge with and into MedAvail, with MedAvail being the surviving corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of MYOS (the “Merger”).
In connection with the Merger, substantially all of the assets and liabilities of MYOS (except as specifically excluded) will be contributed to a subsidiary of MYOS prior to the closing of the Merger and the shares of the subsidiary will be distributed as a dividend immediately subsequent to the closing of the Merger to those MYOS shareholders of record as of prior to the closing of the Merger. The combined company will focus on advancing MedAvail’s network of in-clinic pharmacies within Medicare sites across the U.S., while the current MYOS muscle health business will be spun off as a private unaffiliated company. MedAvail will pay the spun-out business $2 million in cash upon the closing of the Merger and issue a promissory note for an additional $3 million, payable in installments within one year of the closing of the Merger.
Upon stockholder approval and consummation of the Merger, the combined company is expected to operate under the name MedAvail Holdings, Inc. and to continue to trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”).
Your No. 3 Top Penny Stock To Watch Wednesday: T2 Biosystems, Inc.
T2 Biosystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTOO), an in vitro diagnostics company, develops diagnostic products and product candidates in the United States and internationally. It provides T2 Magnetic Resonance platform that enables detection of pathogens, biomarkers, and other abnormalities in various unpurified patient sample types, including whole blood, plasma, serum, saliva, sputum, and urine. The company also offers T2Dx, a bench-top instrument for detecting pathogens associated with sepsis and Lyme disease, and other applications, as well as T2Candida panel that identifies the species of Candida, a fungal pathogen known to cause sepsis directly from whole blood.
T2 Biosystems, Inc. announced the completion of validation of its COVID-19 molecular diagnostic test, the T2SARS-CoV-2 Panel. The test was developed by T2 Biosystems under a license agreement with the Center of Discovery and Innovation at Hackensack Meridian Health and is being commercially distributed after validation meeting requirements for an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) request to FDA.
The T2SARS-CoV-2 Panel is designed to detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that is responsible for COVID-19 infections. The T2SARS-CoV-2 Panel provides sample-to-answer results in less than two hours, utilizing a nasopharyngeal swab sample. Clinical testing on known positive and negative patient samples showed a sensitivity of 95% and specificity of 100%. The T2SARS-CoV-2 Panel runs on the Company’s FDA-cleared T2Dx® Instrument, which is a fully-automated, random access system capable of performing seven tests simultaneously.
“We are proud to announce the U.S. launch of our molecular diagnostic test, the T2SARS-CoV-2 Panel, which has demonstrated excellent clinical performance. Adding this test to our existing sepsis-related portfolio illustrates our commitment to transformative diagnostics that improve the lives of patients,” said John Sperzel, President and Chief Executive Officer of T2 Biosystems. “Given the susceptibility of critically-ill COVID-19 patients to develop bacterial or fungal co-infections and secondary infections that can lead to sepsis, we believe our platform can be used to identify acute COVID-19 infections, and optimize outcomes for patients under intensive care.”
The T2Dx Instrument can also run the Company’s FDA-cleared T2Bacteria® Panel and T2Candida® Panel. These panels can detect sepsis-causing pathogens, both bacterial and fungal respectively, directly from whole blood in three to five hours, without the need to wait for a blood culture, which typically takes days to provide results and is not as sensitive. By providing quicker results, the panels enable clinicians to target therapy faster than ever for their patients suspected of sepsis, leading to better patient outcomes, improved antibiotic stewardship, and reductions in length of stay in the hospital.