Finding hidden gems in the stock market takes some work. But, the results from finding and investing in these under-the-radar opportunities can lead to exponential gains. Of course, trading in low-priced stocks come with their own set of risk factors. Some lack liquidity, others lack funding, and most lack even a basic business plan to provide corporate direction.
But, not all “penny stocks” are created equal. And we found three that are not only higher by triple-digit percentages this year but also have set the calendar for investors to expect near-term catalysts that could drive valuations substantially higher.
Better still, this list of three not only exposes value propositions in different sectors, but each is capitalizing on opportunities in the market’s hottest sectors- electric vehicles, CBD-based therapeutics, and global telecommunications.
In fact, Alternet Systems (OTC Pink: ALYI), PAO Group (OTC Pink: PAOG), and iQSTEL, Inc. (OTC: IQST) are not only in the right markets at the right time, but are also poised to continue their record-setting growth with near term catalysts providing the fuel.
Alternet Systems, Inc. (OTC Pink: ALYI)
Alternet Systems, Inc. (OTC Pink: ALYI) stock has been on fire since the start of the year. At the close yesterday, the shares were higher by roughly 482%. Investors became bullish on this company after showing its commitment to creating a space for itself in the electric vehicle market.
News of the planned production launch of its ReVolt EV motorcycle next quarter pushed the stock sharply higher. Since then, ALYI has beefed up its program, with its finance partner RevoltTOKEN committing to invest upwards of $100 million to build a comprehensive EV ecosystem.
Since February, the more than 58% increase in share price shows that investors want a piece of the action. A “sneak peek” of its Retro ReVolt EV motorcycle last month also sent shares soaring, with investors embracing the bike’s look and performance. By the way, the ReVolt is being produced initially to serve the massive African boda-boda motorcycle rideshare market, and 2000 bikes have been ordered from customers in the Kenya markets. But, more orders and market expansion are expected.
Technically, the stock is positioned to move back toward its YTD high of $0.20 per share. A move through resistance at the ten-cent level could clear that path higher. And, with ALYI expecting to reach several milestones in the next few months, along with two potential catalysts through its ReVolt EV production and funding announcements, this stock could grow into a much higher valuation. The great news is that with the company saying it secured a million dollars in funding on Tuesday, this company may earn a higher valuation sooner rather than later. Based on its updates, investors can expect important news regarding production and funding this quarter.
PAO Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: PAOG)
PAO Group, Inc. is in the red-hot CBD-based therapeutics sector. On Tuesday, an investor update published by the company indicated that the company is well on its way to bringing two potential CBD-based therapeutics to market later this year. The first, RespRx, is being developed to treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), and its second product, CBD RELAX-RX, is designed to treat depression and anxiety. The two drugs target a combined $25 billion market opportunity.
Better still, POAG announced it signed an agreement with Veristat, a respected CRO, that could accelerate getting both products to market. That agreement could put at least two catalysts in play with planned CBD-based therapeutics expected to launch as early as the third quarter of this year.
More growth could come through an announcement made on Tuesday. Yesterday, PAOG said it is in final negotiations to enter into a partnership to conduct a CBD In Vivo Histological Research Study that could expedite RespRx path toward regulatory approval. According to PAOG, the partnership would include the company gaining a 25% interest in the underlying Patented Cannabis Extraction technology through which the RespRx formula is derived. That deal could be enormous, especially with that extraction process said to be comparable to the extracts used by GW Pharma (NASDAQ: GWPH).
The company added that it has already secured an investment commitment to fund the research and partnership interest in the Patented Cannabis Extraction technology. That’s a milestone reached.
With funding in place, additional partnerships could enhance the value further and extend the company’s programs beyond RespRx. Shares in PAOG are higher by more than 325% as of Tuesday’s close. But, with at least two near-term catalysts in focus, that valuation could be in store for a substantial raise.
IQSTEL, Inc. (OTC: IQST)
iQSTEL, Inc. is often referenced as a large-cap telecommunications company in a small-cap package. Trading at $0.72 per share at the close on Tuesday, this company is doing far more than its market cap reflects. And despite its more than 335% YTD gain in its share price, recently announced partnerships and record-setting revenues set the stage for explosive growth.
IQST posted $44 million in sales in 2020 and is guiding toward reaching $60.5 million this year. On pace to reach that target, IQST posted revenues of at least $4 million during each of its first three months of 2021. The company also has several exciting partnerships adding to its revenue stream, one of them with a Fortune 500 company. The company has four operating divisions, seven subsidiaries, no debt, and has a business presence in 13 different countries.
As noted, this small-cap name is doing large-cap business. Its extensive portfolio of client products and services includes SMS, VoIP, 4G & 5G international infrastructure connectivity, Cloud-PBX, and OmniChannel Marketing. The company also offers its innovative IoT Smart Gas Platform and an IoT Smart Electric Vehicle Platform, which has earned prestigious industry recognition at recent trade shows. IQST is currently seizing new market opportunities by expanding its Mobile Number Portability Application MNPA (Blockchain), Settlement & Payments Marketplace (Blockchain), Visa Debit Card, Money Remittance, and Pay Mobile Phone Services. It’s recent partnership also helps them extend reach into the lucrative EV sector, where they are collaborating to bring innovative battery solutions to market.
IQST has top-notch management, an infrastructure that offers multiple shots on goal, and a revenue stream expected to surge in 2021. Catalysts in the near term could come from extended agreements with Fortune 500 clients and development updates from its EV division. With that said, it’s likely that a revenue-generating catalyst could come from any of its seven operating subsidiaries.
Trading off of its YTD highs of near $2.00 per share, IQST offers tremendous value at current levels. This under-the-radar stock has earned its right to receive substantially more investor attention.
Taking On 2021
Three companies in three hot sectors. And each offers an exciting investment opportunity through exposure to markets that are attracting enormous attention. The excellent news is that all three have multiple shots on revenue-generating goals, have catalysts expected in the near term, and are excellent at keeping investors informed of their business progress.
Better still, each is set up to deliver record-setting performance and potentially ground-breaking products to the market in their respective sectors. Their addressable markets are substantial, and their valuations appear to substantially undervalue even fundamental intrinsic value.
Best of all, each is positioned to generate exponential growth during the remainder of 2021. And that puts each on the “most attractive opportunities” list.
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