Top 5 Penny Stocks To Own Right Now

Seadrill Ltd (NYSE:SDRL) is deep into penny-stock land these days. A low-priced stock is often a bad investment. Just because it’s cheap, doesn’t mean it’s a bargain. Too often, while there can be huge gains in penny stocks, the risks are huge, as well. Given its recent problems, SDRL stock is not what it once was.

Seadrill used to be a high-flying company. Its shares traded in the double digits, offered a 10%-plus dividend yield, and appeared to be run by a brilliant manager. That perception has now changed.

Regardless of its past merits, the company has fallen on hard times. Its subsidiaries, such as North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. (NYSE:NADL), have lost virtually all their value. Drilling activity has declined sharply as the price of oil has remained persistently low. And now, even Seadrill looks to be facing a real risk of bankruptcy.

Trading for less than 50 cents a share, investors have to ask: Is SDRL stock a bargain here, or is it likely heading all the way to zero?

Top 5 Penny Stocks To Own Right Now: Books-A-Million Inc.(BAMM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Books-A-Million (NASDAQ:BAMM) have trended positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Books-A-Million earned a coverage optimism score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the specialty retailer an impact score of 44.3915244007427 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Penny Stocks To Own Right Now: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Last week was a busy one for Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) investors tracking Wall Street moves. The week kicked off with Barclays analyst Kannan Venkateshwar downgrading the stock and the stock of its controlling stakeholder, Liberty SiriusXM (NASDAQ:LSXMA). Two days later it was James Goss at Barrington upgrading Sirius XM stock.

  • [By Mac Greer]

    In today’s episode of Market Foolery, host Mac Greer and Motley Fool contributor Matt Argersinger hit on a few of the market’s biggest stories. Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI) announced plans to acquire Pandora (NYSE:P), finally putting an end to a real bummer of an era for Pandora shareholders. Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) offered a massive bid for Sky, while Disney (NYSE:DIS) positioned itself exactly where it wants to be with regard to that.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    And short sellers may be keeping an eye on two of their favorite stocks in the days ahead. That’s because Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) has been pulling back from a multiyear high back in June and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) is retreating from an even more recent multiyear high. Note that both of these are among the most shorted stocks traded on the Nasdaq.

Top 5 Penny Stocks To Own Right Now: YRC Worldwide Inc.(YRCW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Formula Growth Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of YRC Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:YRCW) by 300.0% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 600,000 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 450,000 shares during the quarter. Formula Growth Ltd.’s holdings in YRC Worldwide were worth $6,030,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    Volatility Levels in Focus For YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW) — Beta Runs to 3.67 (cantoncaller.com) Momentum Technology Stocks- YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW), Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ:HNRG … (journalfinance.net) Check it now Active Stock list: Apollo Investment Corporation (AINV), YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) (newsregistrar.com) Rounding up the figures: YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW), Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (GEN) (finbulletin.com)

    Several brokerages recently issued reports on YRCW. ValuEngine downgraded YRC Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 27th. Stifel Nicolaus decreased their target price on YRC Worldwide from $17.00 to $15.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. BidaskClub raised YRC Worldwide from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 12th. Finally, Deutsche Bank raised YRC Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, August 21st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. YRC Worldwide currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $17.20.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) was raised to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank on Wednesday. The stock was barely under $10 at $9.93 late on Friday, but the close before the call had been $9.18. This particular call talked up the investment of renewing its aging truck fleet and opportunities to improve labor flexibility and driver productivity. YRC Worldwide has a very thin analyst coverage universe. It has a $340 million market cap and a 52-week trading range of $8.07 to $17.61.

Top 5 Penny Stocks To Own Right Now: First Financial Northwest Inc.(FFNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ:FFNW) will be announcing its earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.26 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Penny Stocks To Own Right Now: America First Tax Exempt Investors L.P.(ATAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bank of Montreal Can bought a new position in shares of America First Multifamily Investors LP (NASDAQ:ATAX) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 22,500 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $143,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    America First Multifamily Investors LP (NASDAQ:ATAX) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, September 14th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 28th will be given a dividend of 0.125 per share by the financial services provider on Wednesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.50%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 27th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    America First Multifamily Investors LP (NASDAQ:ATAX) Director Lisa Y. Roskens bought 5,965 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 27th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $5.95 per share, for a total transaction of $35,491.75. Following the purchase, the director now owns 100,069 shares in the company, valued at approximately $595,410.55. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of America First Multifamily Investors (NASDAQ:ATAX) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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