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: Verb Technology Company Inc. (NASDAQ: VERB)
Today’s penny stock pick is the developer of Software-as-a-Service applications platform, Verb Technology Company Inc. (NASDAQ: VERB).
Verb Technology Company Inc. develops Software-as-a-Service applications platform in the United States, Japan, and internationally. It offers verbCRM, a customer relationship management (CRM) application; verbTEAMS, a CRM application for small and medium-sized businesses and solopreneurs; verbLEARN, a learning management system application that incorporates clickable in-video technology featured in its verbCRM application; and verbLIVE, a live eCommerce application.
The company also provides non-digital services to enterprise clients, such as design and printing services for welcome and starter kits; fulfillment services, which include managing the preparation, handling, and shipping of custom-branded merchandise; and subscription-based application services. It serves large enterprises in the life sciences sector, professional sports franchises, educational institutions, and not-for-profit organizations, as well as clients in the entertainment industry and the burgeoning CBD industry, among other business sectors.
Analyst Consensus: As per TipRanks Analytics, based on 2 Wall Street analysts offering 12-month price targets for VERB in the last 3 months, the stock has an average price target of $3.25, which is nearly 345% upside from current levels.
Potential Catalysts / Reasons for the Hype:
- The news that VERB will host Shopfest, a 3-day livestream shopping event taking place July 26, 27, and 28 to mark the launch of MARKET, VERB’s new 24/7 social shopping, and livestream commerce platform.
- LOVLEI, a new premium fashion brand has partnered with Verb Technology to take advantage of Verb’s content management platform to Expand New Influencer Partnership Program.
On analyzing the company’s stock charts, there seem to be multiple bullish indications…
#1 Symmetrical Triangle Pattern Breakout: The daily chart shows that the stock has currently broken out a symmetrical triangle pattern, which is marked as purple color lines. A symmetrical triangle pattern represents a period of consolidation before the price breaks out. This is typically formed when there is indecision in the price movements and uncertainty among the buyers and sellers. Once a breakout from the upper trend line occurs, it usually signifies the start of a new bullish trend.
#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 Price above MA: The stock is currently above its 50-day SMA, indicating that the bulls have currently gained control.
#4 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.
#5 Bullish Aroon: The value of Aroon Up (orange line) is above 70 while Aroon Down (blue line) is below 30. This indicates bullishness.
#6 Above Support Area: The weekly chart shows that the stock is currently trading above a support area, which is marked as an orange color dotted line. This is a possible bullish indication.
#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 VERB is above the price of $0.77.
Target Prices: Our first target is $1.00. If it closes above that level, the second target price is $1.60.
Stop Loss: To limit risk, place a stop loss at $0.64. Note that the stop loss is on a closing basis.
Our target potential upside is 30% to 95%.
For a risk of $0.13, our first target reward is $0.23, and the second target reward is $0.73. This is a nearly 1:2 and 1:6 risk-reward trade.
In other words, this trade offers 2x to 6x more potential upside than downside.
Potential Risks / Red Flags:
- The company has a history of net losses. VERB’s net loss was $24,956,000 for the year ended December 31, 2020, and $15,918,000 for the year ended December 31, 2019.
- The company was formerly known as nFüsz, Inc. and changed its name to Verb Technology Company, Inc. in February 2019.
- Despite being a loss-making company, the executives are being paid significant compensation.
- The company has multiple ongoing legal proceedings
- On April 24, 2018, EMA Financial, LLC, or EMA, commenced an action against the Company, styled as EMA Financial, LLC, a New York limited liability company, Plaintiff, against nFUSZ, Inc., Defendant, United States District Court, Southern District of New York, case number 1:18-cv-03634-NRB.
- The Company is currently in a dispute with a former employee of its predecessor bBooth, Inc. who has interposed a breach of contract claim in which he alleges that he is entitled to approximately $300,000 in unpaid bonus compensation from 2015.
- On July 9, 2019, a purported class action complaint was filed in the United States District Court, Central District of California, styled SCOTT C. HARTMANN, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, v. VERB TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, INC., and RORY J. CUTAIA, Defendant, Case Number 2:19-CV-05896. The complaint purported to be brought on behalf of a class of persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired the Company’s common stock between January 3, 2018, and May 2, 2018, and alleged violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, arising out of the January 3, 2018, announcement by the Company of its agreement with Oracle America, Inc.
- On September 27, 2019, a derivative action was filed in the United States District Court, Central District of California, styled Richard Moore, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, v. Verb Technology Company, Inc., and Rory J. Cutaia, James P. Geiskopf, and Jeff Clayborne, Defendants, Case Number 2:19-CV-08393-AB-SS
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!
Trades of the Day Research Team
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