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: Navitas Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: NVTS)

Today’s penny stock pick is the developer of gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductors, Navitas Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: NVTS).

Navitas Semiconductor Corporation designs, develops, and markets gallium nitride power integrated circuits, silicon carbide, associated high-speed silicon system controllers, and digital isolators used in power conversion and charging. The company’s products are used in mobile, consumer, data center, solar, electric vehicle, industrial motor drive, smart grid, and transportation applications. Geographically, the company operates in China, Europe, the United States, Rest of Asia and Others. The majority of revenue is generated from China.

Website:  https://navitassemi.com

Latest 10-k report:  https://ir.navitassemi.com/static-files/7f0b5a20-3e32-44fc-96c7-710c0ee8ae26

Analyst Consensus: As per TipRanks Analytics, based on 7 Wall Street analysts offering 12-month price targets for NVTS in the last 3 months, the stock has an average price target of $6.73, which is nearly 39% upside from current levels.

Analysts | Source: TipRanks.com

Potential Catalysts / Reasons for the Hype:

  • The company recently announced its new portfolio of Gen-3 ‘Fast’ 650 V and 1,200 V SiC MOSFETs optimized for the fastest switching speed, highest efficiency, and increased power density for applications.
  • The surging demand for artificial intelligence translating to an increase in demand for power chips.

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.

NVTS – 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 MA: The stock is currently above its 50-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.

NVTS – Weekly Chart

#6 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.

#7 Bullish Stoch: The %K line is above the %D line of the stochastic in the weekly chart as well, 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 NVTS is above the price of $4.90.

Target Prices: Our first target is $6.50. If it closes above that level, the second target price is $8.00.

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 33% to 63%.

For a risk of $1.00, our first target reward is $1.60, and the second target reward is $3.10. 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.

    NVTS – Consolidated Statements of Operations

  2. Hedge Funds Decreased Holdings by 97.9K Shares Last Quarter.

    Hedge Funds | Source: TipRanks.com

  3. The company has significant operations and revenues in China. NVTS’s business development plans, results of operations, and financial condition may be materially and adversely affected by any significant political, social and economic developments in China.
  4. Corporate Insiders Sold Shares Worth $1.2M in the Last 3 Months. Dipender Saluja, a member of the company’s board of directors, recently sold a total of 261,179 shares over three separate transactions, netting over $1.1 million.

    Insiders | Source: TipRanks.com

  5. Despite being a loss-making company, the executives are being paid significant compensation.

    NVTS – Executive Compensation

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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