Hot Penny Stocks To Watch Right Now

Our list of the top penny stocks to watch this week has 10 stocks all up at least 28%, including a 98% gainer. Those profits show you the power of owning penny stocks.

Penny stocks are great for investors who want strong returns without a large initial investment. That’s why we’re bringing you the top penny stocks to watch this week.

Just take Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL), last week’s biggest gainer. On May 17, this oil company gained 44% in just two hours following news the company had successfully initiated restructuring efforts. Seadrill continued its rally to close the week with a 98% gain from Monday’s opening price.

Hot Penny Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nicholas Financial Inc.(NICK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ: NICK) and CPI Card Group (NASDAQ:PMTS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CPI Card Group (NASDAQ: PMTS) and Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ:NICK) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ: NICK) and Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ: NICK) and Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Hot Penny Stocks To Watch Right Now: Transocean Inc.(RIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By The Ticker Tape]

    TD Ameritrade clients appeared to take some profits in multiple names during the period. Oil companies were popular sells with ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), BP  PLC (ADR) (NYSE: BP), National-Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE: NOV), and Transocean LTD (NYSE: RIG) all net sold. Oil prices traded near three-year highs on higher global demand and possible OPEC-led production cuts. COP and BP both traded at multi-year highs, while NOV and RIG reached 52-week highs, enticing clients to take profits in all four names. Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA) traded at levels not seen since before the financial crisis following proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, and was net sold. For the third month in a row, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was net sold after CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress regarding the misuse of user data and a beat on earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    D.B. Root & Company LLC acquired a new position in shares of Transocean (NYSE:RIG) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 30,040 shares of the offshore drilling services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $297,000.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Matthew DiLallo, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    While we aren’t prognosticators on crude oil prices, there does appear to be a lotof value in the energy sector at this price level. So we asked three Motley Fool investors to highlight a stock in the sector they like this month. Here’s why they picked Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD), Enbridge (NYSE:ENB), and Transocean (NYSE:RIG).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new stake in Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor bought 13,609 shares of the offshore drilling services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $135,000.

  • [By Jason Hall, Tyler Crowe, and John Bromels]

    According to three Motley Fool contributors, there are still ample opportunities to profit in the oil and gas segment as some left-behind subsectors start to catch up to the higher price trend. Three in particular that are well-positioned going forward areTransocean LTD(NYSE:RIG),National-Oilwell Varco, Inc.(NYSE:NOV), andDevon Energy Corp(NYSE:DVN).

Hot Penny Stocks To Watch Right Now: The Hackett Group Inc.(HCKT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCKT) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $21.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Hot Penny Stocks To Watch Right Now: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company(ADM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lord Abbett & CO. LLC trimmed its position in Archer Daniels Midland Co (NYSE:ADM) by 14.3% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 896,000 shares of the company’s stock after selling 149,800 shares during the period. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC’s holdings in Archer Daniels Midland were worth $38,860,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cambridge Financial Group Inc. lifted its position in Archer Daniels Midland Co (NYSE:ADM) by 2.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 139,463 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,768 shares during the period. Archer Daniels Midland comprises about 3.3% of Cambridge Financial Group Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 17th biggest holding. Cambridge Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in Archer Daniels Midland were worth $6,049,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC lowered its position in shares of Archer Daniels Midland Co (NYSE:ADM) by 19.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 101,795 shares of the company’s stock after selling 24,526 shares during the period. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC’s holdings in Archer Daniels Midland were worth $4,415,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    D.A. Davidson & CO. trimmed its position in Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM) by 40.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 8,813 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,084 shares during the quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in Archer Daniels Midland were worth $382,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. increased its holdings in shares of Archer Daniels Midland Co (NYSE:ADM) by 32.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 264,276 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 65,246 shares during the period. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in Archer Daniels Midland were worth $11,461,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Penny Stocks To Watch Right Now: Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.(EGLE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Eagle Bulk Shipping (NASDAQ: EGLE) in the last few weeks:

    7/2/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. 6/28/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. 6/18/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping is now covered by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $6.50 price target on the stock. 6/18/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping is now covered by analysts at DNB Markets. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. 6/12/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. 6/2/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. 6/2/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. 5/29/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping is now covered by analysts at Evercore ISI. They set an “outperform” rating and a $7.50 price target on the stock. 5/15/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Eagle Bulk Shipping is the largest U.S. based owner of Handymax dry bulk vessels. Handymax dry bulk vessels range in size from 35,000 to 60,000 deadweight tons, or dwt, and transport a broad range of major and minor bulk cargoes, including iron ore, coal, grain, cement and fertilizer, along worldwide shipping routes. “ 5/9/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Maxim Group. They now have a $6.00 price target on the

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