We want to start things off this morning by highlighting a couple of stocks on the higher exchanges that are both currently trading at a low multiple. Stocks that trade on the NASDAQ and NYSE at less than a dollar per share for at least a month can face de-listing procedures, so companies in danger of this tend to go to great lengths to buoy their stock price.
We’re always on the lookout for possible bottom plays so we’re going to be tracking both of the following in coming sessions.
Cobalt International Energy, Inc. CIE – The de-listing alarm bells haven’t quite gone off yet at with CIE, as the PPS just fell below a buck toward the end of last month. The stock also has a recent track record of brief periods of sub-1.00 trading from which it has promptly recovered each time.
This leads us to believe that the company may not even get to the point of receiving a notice from the NYSE before share price sees a recovery. We’re going to want to be on the lookout for that potential rebound.
Alliqua Biomedical, Inc. ALQA – In the case of ALQA, a NASDAQ play, the situation is a bit more pressing. Shares fell below the dollar mark at the beginning of September, and the company did receive its ‘failure to satisfy listing requirement’ notice back in October. The PPS has lagged ever since, and has only until the end of April to re-attain the dollar mark, or face delisting.
We’ll be interested to follow along to see what efforts are untaken to once again satisfy listing requirements. In the meantime, the stock has found a reasonably solid base of support off of recent lows, so we’ll be on the lookout for possible rebounds.
Viacom, Inc. VIAB – Options Idea
Our regular readers know full well that we love a good earnings-related options idea, and that’s what we’ve got this morning with Viacom. The company just posted an impressive earnings beat, along with strategic guidance updates that has the stock rocking in the premarket.
We’re going to be keeping our eyes open upon the opening bell, and tracking the activity in the VIAB Weekly $44-45.50 Calls.
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