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: ASP Isotopes Inc. (NASDAQ: ASPI)

Today’s penny stock pick is the development stage advanced materials company, ASP Isotopes Inc. (NASDAQ: ASPI).

ASP Isotopes Inc. focuses on the production, distribution, marketing, and sale of isotopes. It engages in the production and commercialization of Molybdenum-100, a non-radioactive isotope for the medical industry; Carbon-14; and Silicon-28. The company is also developing Quantum Enrichment technology to produce Ytterbium-176, Nickel-64, Lithium 6, Lithium7, and Uranium-235.

Website:  https://aspisotopes.com

Latest 10-k report:  https://www.sec.gov/ix?doc=/Archives/edgar/data/0001921865/000147793223002099/aspi_10k.htm

Analyst Consensus: As per TipRanks Analytics, based on 1 Wall Street analyst offering 12-month price targets for ASPI in the last 3 months, the stock has an average price target of $5.50, which is nearly 28% upside from current levels.

Analysts | Source: TipRanks.com

Potential Catalysts / Reasons for the Hype:

  • The Senate passed the bipartisan bill prohibiting Russian imports of enriched uranium, the main fuel used by nuclear power plants. The move is intended to cut off one of the last significant flows of money from the United States to Russia amid the war in Ukraine.
  • Corporate Insiders placed Informative Buys of Shares Worth $161.4K in the Last 3 Months.

    Insiders | Source: TipRanks.com

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

Bullish Indications

#1 Symmetrical Triangle Pattern Breakout: The daily chart shows that the stock has currently broken out a symmetrical triangle pattern, which is marked as purple color lines. A symmetrical triangle pattern represents a period of consolidation before the price breaks out. This is typically formed when there is indecision in the price movements and uncertainty among the buyers and sellers. Once a breakout from the upper trend line occurs, it usually signifies the start of a new bullish trend.

ASPI – 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.

ASPI – Weekly Chart

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

Recommended Trade (based on the charts)

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

Target Prices: Our first target is $6.00. If it closes above that level, the second target price is $7.50.

Stop Loss: To limit risk, place a stop loss at $3.60. Note that the stop loss is on a closing basis.

Our target potential upside is 33% to 67%.

For a risk of $0.90, our first target reward is $1.50, and the second target reward is $3.00. 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. As of December 31, 2022, ASPI had an accumulated deficit of $7.6 million.

    ASPI – Consolidated Statements of Operations

  2. The company currently has no sales. ASPI is expected to rely on a limited number of customers to purchase any isotopes developed using the ASP technology under long-term contracts, translating to customer concentration risk.
  3. Despite being a loss-making company, the executives are being paid significant compensation.

    ASPI – Executive Compensation

  4. An independent registered public accounting firm’s report contains an explanatory paragraph that expresses substantial doubt about the company’s ability to continue as a “going concern.” Unless ASPI can begin to generate material revenue or raise capital through equity offerings, the company may not be able to remain in business.

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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