When screening for the best penny stock to buy now, profitability, liquidity and risk tolerance all come in to play which is why NeoStem Inc. (AMEX NPS) makes for an interesting investment. A penny stock like this provides exposure to the world of cutting edge stem cell therapeutics and allure of developing markets- at the same time, it has the transparency of a US based company, and the stability of solid revenues.
NeoStem, Inc. is an international biopharmaceutical company with adult stem cell operations in the U.S., a network of adult stem cell therapeutic providers in China as well as a 51% ownership interest in a profitable Chinese generic pharmaceutical manufacturing company. By far the most transformative event has been the company’s recent acquisition of a Chinese pharmaceuticals manufacturer. This has not only provided the company with its first source of any significant revenue but also a springboard for launching new therapies.
Based in New York, New York, NeoStem’s stock is traded under the symbol NBS on the American Stock exchange (AMEX) and has 611 listed full time employees.
Website: http:// http://www.neostem.com /
|Trading Symbol:||AMEX: NBS|
|Avg Vol (3 month):||337,721|
|Avg Vol (10 day):||401,314|
|Total Cash (mrq):||$11.71M|
|Shares Outstanding:||107.32 million shares|
|Float:||69.63 million shares|
|Shares Held by Insiders:||5%|
|Institutions Holding Shares:||48|
|Top Institutional Holder:||1,272,395 shares
Perceptive Advisors LLC
(as of 9/30/2011)
|Top Mutual Fund Holder:||697,970 shares
iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund
(as of 10/31/2011)
|Contact Information:||420 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10170
|Investor/Analyst inquiries:||Robin Smith, CEO
|Next Earnings Date:||March 26, 2012|
|Profitability Margin (ttm)||-46.60%|
|Return On Assets(ttm):||-12.86%|
|Return On Equity(ttm):||-35.95%|
|Qtrly Revenue Growth (yoy):||7.80%|
|Operating Cash Flow(ttm):||$-22.82M|
|Levered Free Cash Flow(ttm):||$-13.13M|
NBS closing price January 19, 2012 was $0.6501, up 0.07, on volume of 924,196.
NBS is trading 16.91% above its 50 day moving average and -8.07% below its 200 day moving average.
NBS is -69.04% below its 52-week high of $2.10 and 51.19% above its 52-week low of $0.43.
NBS‘s PE ratio is N/A and its market cap is $69.77M.
NBS was upgraded by analysts at WBB Securities from a “speculative buy” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $2.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $1.85.
NBS was one of the stocks featured in our Good Stocks To Buy Now: January 20, 2012 post ealier today
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