While most of Wall Street focuses on large and mega-cap stocks, as they provide a degree of safety and liquidity, many investors are limited in the number of shares they can buy. Many of the biggest public companies, especially the technology giants, trade in the hundreds, all the way up to over $1,000 per share or more. At those steep prices, it’s pretty hard to get any decent share count leverage.
Many investors, especially more aggressive traders, look at lower-priced stocks as a way to not only make some good money but to get a higher share count. That can really help the decision-making process, especially when you are on to a winner, as you can always sell half and keep half.
We screened our 24/7 Wall St. research database looking for biotech and medtech stocks that are likely to survive the current troubles and could very well offer patient investors some huge returns over the next year or so. Patient investors that did that in 2008 and 2009 absolutely killed it over the next few years.
While all five stocks are rated Buy at top Wall Street firms, it is important to remember that no single analyst report should be used as a sole basis for any buying or selling decision.
This clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company is working on a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which could be a blockbuster. Aptinyx Inc. (NASDAQ: APTX) engages in the discovery, development and commercialization of transformative therapies for disorders of the brain and nervous system. Its product includes NYX-2925, NYX-783, NYX-458 and the AGN-241751 program.
The company recently announced it has completed enrollment in Phase 2 exploratory study of NYX-783 in PTSD and data readout is expected in the fourth quarter. Aptinyx also recently announced that recommencement of Phase 2 studies of NYX-2925 in chronic pain is expected soon.
In addition, in late June it was announced the company was being added to the Russell 2000 small-cap index.
The analysts at Truist Securities have a giant $15 price target, while the Wall Street consensus figure is $10.67. The shares have traded around the $4 so far this month.
Shares of this clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company recently had a parabolic move higher but have pulled back some. Cymabay Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CBAY) is focused on developing and providing access to therapies for patients with liver and other chronic diseases with high unmet medical needs.
The company’s products include MBX-8025, which aims to treat lipid and liver diseases, and arhalofenate, intended to reduce gout flares and serum uric acid.
CymaBay recently announced solid topline results from Enhance, a placebo-controlled, randomized, Phase 3 study evaluating the safety and efficacy of seladelpar for the treatment of primary biliary cholangitis. The study demonstrated seladelpar to be efficacious, safe and well-tolerated.
Stifel has set a $13 price target. The $12.20 Wall Street consensus target is also more than double the recent $6 level.