Short Interest: Could HYPERDYNAMICS CORPORATION (HDYN) Skyrocket From Here?

November 25, 2016 - By Winifred Garcia

Short Interest: Could HYPERDYNAMICS CORPORATION (HDYN) Skyrocket From Here?

Interested investors have been looking for information on shares of HYPERDYNAMICS CORPORATION (OTCMKTS:HDYN) after the stock moved $0.02, hitting the $1.19 price point in a recent trade.

It’s the latest price, but let’s analyze how the stock has been doing recently. In the past year, HYPERDYNAMICS CORPORATION’s stock was big mover. According to the short interest report published recently, (HDYN) had 39,100 shorted shares for 0.6 days to cover. The prior short interest was 44,800 for a $-12.72 change. The 52-Week High and Low are noted here. -17.93% (High), 357.69%, (Low). The stock had 69,900 average volume.

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Penny stocks are often stated as risky investments that hardly pay off. Admittedly, there is fact to this, but with the right knowledge and tactics, it is possible to earn a significant amount of gain in penny stocks. Simply said, a penny stock is an equity that trades at a low price.

Irrespective of the name, penny stocks usually are priced over a penny, occupying a price range at or close to $1, though some are priced a fraction of a penny. Often referred to as micro-cap equities, the Securities & Exchange Commission classifies these types of securities as being $5 or less. Over-the-counter stocks are NOT listed on any of the formal exchanges.

So, penny stocks frequently fit in this segment, though many dodge this category. Over-the-counter (OTC) equities are stated to be risky as they aren’t contingent to the listing and reporting requirements of the reputed commodity exchanges.

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Penny shares can be listed on NASDAQ or other known stock exchanges, although many more cannot be found there. A major percentage of penny stocks are listed on the so-named ‘pink sheets’, i.e., daily news of OTC shares. They can even be seen on the ‘Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board.’ Commodities listed on the OTCBB fail to fulfill the listing guidelines of the NYSE or other known exchanges, although they are mandated to file financial statements with known regulators, such as the SEC. Penny shares are inexpensive, thus attractive to shareholders who lack the funds to buy comparatively expensive blue-chip stocks from large firms.

Penny stocks boast immense profit potential. Because these stocks trade cheap, even a slight jump in price turns to be profitable. Look out, however, because frequently shareholders may have trouble getting a decent amount of details about penny stocks. These kinds of shares tend to be latest in news, with almost no track record for investors research.

In addition, penny stocks show lack of market activity, with poor liquidity, making them difficult to sell. Poor liquidity results in penny stocks to be open to price influence.

A shady trader can simply buy large sums of shares, temporarily leading up the price, crafting artificial demand.

Disclaimer: Nothing mentioned in this publication is planned to constitute legal, securities, tax, or investment advice, nor a viewpoint regarding the relevance of any investment, nor any type of solicitation. The general information mentioned in this article should not be acted upon without getting specific tax, legal and investment advice from a certified professional.

More notable recent Hyperdynamics Corporation (OTCMKTS:HDYN) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Hyperdynamics Announces Partner Impasse and Failure by Tullow to Resume …” on January 05, 2016, also Businesswire.com with their article: “INVESTOR ALERT: Class Action Lawsuit Against Hyperdynamics Corporation …” published on April 10, 2014, Prnewswire.com published: “Hyperdynamics and the Government of Guinea Sign a Memorandum of Understanding” on August 23, 2016. More interesting news about Hyperdynamics Corporation (OTCMKTS:HDYN) were released by: Blogs.Wsj.com and their article: “Hyperdynamics Shows Bribery Probe Peril for Small Companies” published on October 19, 2015 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Hyperdynamics and the Republic of Guinea Agree to a One Year Extension to the …” with publication date: September 15, 2016.

Hyperdynamics Corporation is an independent gas and oil exploration firm with prospects in offshore Republic of Guinea in Northwest Africa pursuant to rights granted to the Company by Guinea (the Concession) under a Hydrocarbon Production Sharing Contract (PSC). The company has a market cap of $25.65 million. The Company’s primary focus is the advancement of exploration work in Guinea. It currently has negative earnings. The Company, through its subsidiary, SCS Corporation Ltd, conducts international gas and oil exploration activities in Guinea.

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