We recently started a series called “Penny Stock of the Day”. These ideas are geared towards traders with an extremely high risk appetite.

Our Penny Stock of the Day is chosen by screening for stocks under $5 and then applying technical analysis on the shortlisted set of penny stocks showing unusual volume. When making these trades, please make sure to pay vigilant attention to pricing moves and have a strict stop loss in place to avoid significant losses.

Penny Stock of the Day: Ocean Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCEA)

Today’s penny stock pick is the biopharmaceutical company, Ocean Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCEA).

Ocean Biomedical, Inc. focuses on discovering and developing therapeutic products in oncology, fibrosis, and infectious diseases. The company is developing an antibody therapeutic product candidate inhibiting Chi3l1, and a bi-specific antibody product candidate inhibiting Chi3l1 plus PD-1 and CTLA-4 for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer and glioblastoma multiforme; and a small molecule product candidate targeting Chit1 for the treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome.

It is also developing three product candidates based on the WPDS platform, including a malaria vaccine candidate; a humanized mAb malaria therapeutic candidate targeting Plasmodium falciparum glutamic-acid-rich protein (PfGARP); and a small molecule malaria therapeutic candidate targeting PfGARP.

Website:  https://www.oceanbiomedical.com

Latest 10-k report:  https://investors.oceanbiomedical.com/static-files/524feb01-f972-4d6e-af44-52f81bb7a691

Analyst Consensus: Not Covered By Wall Street Analysts.

Potential Catalysts / Reasons for the Hype:

  • The company recently announced the publication of groundbreaking Breast Cancer Research uncovering a new tumor suppression pathway for Its proprietary Anti-Chi3L1 antibody.
  • Hedge Funds Increased Holdings by 33.3K Shares Last Quarter.

    Hedge Funds | Source: TipRanks.com

On analyzing the company’s stock charts, there seem to be multiple bullish indications…

Bullish Indications

#1 Falling Wedge Pattern Breakout: The daily chart shows that the stock has been forming a falling wedge pattern for the past several months. These are marked as purple color lines. It has typically taken support at the bottom of the wedge before bouncing back. The stock has currently broken out from the falling wedge pattern. Once the stock breaks out of the falling wedge pattern, it could move higher.

OCEA – Daily Chart

#2 Bullish ADX and DI: The ADX indicator shows bullishness as the +DI line is above the -DI line, and the ADX line is currently moving higher from below the +DI and -DI lines.

#3 Price above MAs: The stock is currently above its 50-day as well as 200-day SMA, indicating that the bulls have currently gained control.

#4 MACD above Signal Line: In the daily chart, the MACD (light blue color) is currently above the MACD signal line (orange color). This indicates a possible bullish setup.

#5 Above Support Area: The weekly chart shows that the stock is currently trading above a support area, which is marked as a pink color dotted line. This looks like a good area for the stock to move higher. The stock is also trading above its 50-week SMA, indicating that the bulls are gaining control.

OCEA – Weekly Chart

#6 Bullish Stoch: The %K line is above the %D line of the stochastic in the weekly chart, indicating possible bullishness.

#7 MACD above Signal Line: In the weekly chart as well, the MACD (light blue color) is currently above the MACD signal line (orange color). This indicates a possible bullish setup.

Recommended Trade (based on the charts)

Buy Levels: If you want to get in on this trade, the ideal buy level for OCEA is above the price of $4.50.

Target Prices: Our first target is $5.50. If it closes above that level, the second target price is $6.50.

Stop Loss: To limit risk, place a stop loss at $3.90. Note that the stop loss is on a closing basis.

Our target potential upside is 22% to 44%.

For a risk of $0.60, our first target reward is $1.00, and the second target reward is $2.00. This is a nearly 1:2 and 1:3 risk-reward trade.

In other words, this trade offers 2x to 3x more potential upside than downside.

Potential Risks / Red Flags:

  1. The company has a history of net losses.

    OCEA – Consolidated Statements of Operations

  2. The company will require substantial additional capital to finance its operations. If it is unable to raise such capital when needed, or on acceptable terms, it may be forced to delay, reduce and/or eliminate one or more of its research and drug development programs, future commercialization efforts and/or other operations.
  3. Despite being a loss-making company, the executives are being paid significant compensation.

    OCEA – Executive Compensation

  4. The company has a limited operating history, and many of its development programs are in early stages of development. This may make it difficult to evaluate OCEA’s prospects and likelihood of success.

As you can see, today’s featured penny stock offers big upside potential… but it also comes with a number of risks and red flags. As always, when dealing with penny stocks, we advise caution before entering into such high-risk ventures. Remember to think before you trade… understand the risks… and if you decide to trade, stick to your stop-losses!

Happy Trading!

Trades of the Day Research Team

READ BEFORE TRADING PENNY STOCKS: The allure of penny stocks lies in their potential to deliver massive gains in a short period of time. However, in exchange for that opportunity, most penny stocks carry tremendous risk. They can be extremely volatile and are susceptible to “pump and dump” schemes and fraud.

Unlike regular stocks, the financial condition of most penny stock companies can be extremely difficult to analyze, as the majority of such stocks are traded on over-the-counter (OTC) exchanges, which are typically less transparent and less regulated than the major exchanges. In fact, in the penny stock space, it’s often easier to spot warning signs and red flags than it is to identify a sound investment. Nevertheless, we do our best to identify short-term trade opportunities in this exciting space because we know some of our readers are looking for high-risk, high-reward ideas. We just urge you to make sure you fully understand the risks before making any of these trades.

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