November 25, 2016 - By Louis Casey
Interested investors have been looking for information on shares of METASTAT INCORPORATED (OTCMKTS:MTST) after the stock moved $-0.05, hitting the $1.9 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, METASTAT INCORPORATED’s stock was big mover. According to the short interest report published recently, (MTST) had 1,400 shorted shares for 0.8 days to cover. The prior short interest was 1,400 for a $N/A change. The 52-Week High and Low are noted here. -70.08% (High), 90.00%, (Low). The stock had 1,700 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 MetaStat Inc (OTCMKTS:MTST) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “MetaStat, Inc. Closes Private Placement of Common Stock and Warrants” on October 27, 2016, also Businesswire.com with their article: “MetaStat, Inc. Announces Douglas A. Hamilton Named President, Chief Executive …” published on June 18, 2015, Businesswire.com published: “MetaStat Announces Presentation of Two MetaSite Breastâ„¢ Studies at the 2016 …” on August 29, 2016. More interesting news about MetaStat Inc (OTCMKTS:MTST) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “MetaStat, Inc. Appoints Michael J. Donovan, PhD, MD as Chief Medical Officer” published on August 17, 2015 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Form 8-K MetaStat, Inc. For: Oct 21” with publication date: October 27, 2016.
MetaStat, Inc. is a pre-commercial molecular diagnostic firm focused on the development and commercialization of diagnostics to provide oncologists and patients with clinically actionable information regarding the risk of systemic metastasis and adjuvant chemotherapy treatment decisions. The company has a market cap of $4.71 million. The Company’s platform technologies are based on the identification of a pathway for the development of metastatic disease in epithelial solid tumors. It currently has negative earnings. It is developing two driver diagnostic product lines: MetaSite Breast and MenaCalc.
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By Louis Casey