Analysts Think This High Risk / High Reward Stock Has 200%-Plus Upside Potential

We recently started a series called “Penny Stock of the Day”. These ideas are geared towards traders with an extremely high risk appetite.

Our Penny Stock of the Day is chosen by screening for stocks under $5 and then applying technical analysis on the shortlisted set of penny stocks showing unusual volume. When making these trades, please make sure to pay vigilant attention to pricing moves and have a strict stop loss in place to avoid significant losses.

Penny Stock of the Day: Vroom Inc. (NASDAQ: VRM)

Today’s penny stock pick is the e-commerce used automotive retailer, Vroom Inc. (NASDAQ: VRM).

Vroom Inc. operates end-to-end ecommerce platform for buying, selling, transporting, reconditioning, pricing, financing, registering, and delivering vehicles.

Website:  https://www.vroom.com

Latest 10-k report:  https://sec.report/Document/0000950170-22-002352/

Analyst Consensus: As per TipRanks Analytics, based on 10 Wall Street analysts offering 12-month price targets for VRM in the last 3 months, the stock has an average price target of $4.46, which is nearly 212% upside from current levels.

Source: TipRanks.com

Analysts | Source: TipRanks.com

Potential Catalysts / Reasons for the Hype:

  • The company reported positive financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022, exceeding Q1 Guidance Across All Key Financial Metrics, and raising guidance.
  • Corporate Insiders Bought Shares Worth $264.0K in the Last 3 Months.

    Insiders | Source: TipRanks.com

On analyzing the company’s stock charts, there seem to be multiple bullish indications…

Bullish Indications

#1 Falling Wedge Pattern Breakout: The daily chart shows that the stock has been forming a falling wedge pattern for the past several months. These are marked as purple color lines. It has typically taken support at the bottom of the wedge before bouncing back. The stock has currently broken out from the falling wedge pattern. Once the stock breaks out of the falling wedge pattern, it could move higher.

VRM – Daily Chart

#2 Bullish ADX and DI: The ADX indicator shows bullishness as the +DI line is above the -DI line, and the ADX line is currently moving higher from below the +DI and -DI lines.

#3 Bullish RSI: The RSI is moving higher from oversold levels, indicating possible bullishness.

#4 Bullish Stoch:  The %K line of the stochastic is above the %D line, and has also moved higher from oversold levels, indicating possible bullishness.

#5 MACD above Signal Line: In the daily chart, the MACD (light blue color) is currently above the MACD signal line (orange color). This indicates a possible bullish setup.

#6 Above Support Area: The weekly chart shows that the stock is currently trading above a support area, which is marked as a pink color dotted line. This is a possible bullish indication.

VRM – Weekly Chart

#7 Bullish Stoch: The %K line is above the %D line of the stochastic in the weekly chart as well, indicating possible bullishness.

#8 MACD above Signal Line: In the weekly chart, the MACD (light blue color) is currently above the MACD signal line (orange color). This indicates a possible bullish setup.

Recommended Trade (based on the charts)

Buy Levels: If you want to get in on this trade, the ideal buy level for VRM is above the price of $1.50.

Target Prices: Our first target is $2.30. If it closes above that level, the second target price is $3.00.

Stop Loss: To limit risk, place a stop loss below $1.00. Note that the stop loss is on a closing basis.

Our target potential upside is 43% to 90%.

For a risk of $0.50, our first target reward is $0.80, and the second target reward is $1.50. This is a nearly 1:2 and 1:3 risk-reward trade.

In other words, this trade offers 2x to 3x more potential upside than downside.

Potential Risks / Red Flags:

  1. The company has a history of net losses. VRM had an accumulated deficit of approximately $1,148.8 million as of December 31, 2021. The company incurred net losses of $370.9 million, and $202.8 million for the years ended December 31, 2021, and 2020, respectively.

    VRM – Consolidated Statement of Operations

  2. Hedge Funds Decreased Holdings by 198.3K Shares Last Quarter.

    Hedge Funds | Source: TipRanks.com

  3. The company was formerly known as Auto America, Inc. and changed its name to Vroom, Inc. in July 2015.
  4. Beginning in March 2021, multiple putative class actions were filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by certain of the Company’s stockholders against the Company and certain of the Company’s officers alleging violations of federal securities laws. The lawsuits were captioned Zawatsky et al. v. Vroom, Inc. et al., Case No. 21-cv-2477; Holbrook v. Vroom, Inc. et al., Case No. 21-cv-2551; and Hudda v. Vroom, Inc. et al., Case No. 21-cv-3296.
  5. Despite being a loss-making company, the executives are being given significant compensation.

    VRM – Executive Compensation

  6. In August 2021, one of the Company’s stockholders filed a derivative lawsuit on behalf of the Company in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against certain of the Company’s officers and directors, and nominally against the Company, alleging a violation of the federal securities laws and breach of fiduciary duty to the Company. This lawsuit is captioned Rainey v. Hennessy et al., Case No. 21-cv-6933.

As you can see, today’s featured penny stock offers big upside potential… but it also comes with a number of risks and red flags. As always, when dealing with penny stocks, we advise caution before entering into such high-risk ventures. Remember to think before you trade… understand the risks… and if you decide to trade, stick to your stop-losses!

Happy Trading!

— Trades of the Day Research Team

READ BEFORE TRADING PENNY STOCKS: The allure of penny stocks lies in their potential to deliver massive gains in a short period of time. However, in exchange for that opportunity, most penny stocks carry tremendous risk. They can be extremely volatile and are susceptible to “pump and dump” schemes and fraud.

Unlike regular stocks, the financial condition of most penny stock companies can be extremely difficult to analyze, as the majority of such stocks are traded on over-the-counter (OTC) exchanges, which are typically less transparent and less regulated than the major exchanges. In fact, in the penny stock space, it’s often easier to spot warning signs and red flags than it is to identify a sound investment. Nevertheless, we do our best to identify short-term trade opportunities in this exciting space because we know some of our readers are looking for high-risk, high-reward ideas. We just urge you to make sure you fully understand the risks before making any of these trades.

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