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Best Penny Stocks Under $1

Check in daily to find the best stocks under $1. premarket, aftermarket, movers, and best performance. This list is updated daily and active throughout the day.

You can start trading penny stocks, which are defined as small shares that trade for less than one dollar and are known for their volatility if you’re up for a challenge. The biggest penny stock movers lay in the tables below. The day’s best-performing penny stocks are on the left and the worst-performing are to the right. Check back daily for updates.

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Benzinga's stocks of the month

Every month, Benzinga’s staff chooses standout penny stocks. Here are our picks for January 2019. Check back next month for more.

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These ideas are not stock picks. Benzinga’s highlighting of these stocks does not indicate a suggestion to buy or sell a stock. Please see below for our full disclaimer.

The stocks

1. vTv Therapeutics (VTVT)

Shares rallied more than 200 percent on December 28, 2018 following news the company exercised its right for a shareholder to purchase about 815,000 shares at $1.84/share. At the time the news was announced, shares were trading around a dollar. The stock has remained just below the $3 level since then, a level which appears to have served as resistance back in October of 2018.

2. Axsome Therapeutics (AXSM)

One of the most frequently searched tickers on the Benzinga Pro real-time news platform to start 2019, Axsome shares have also been one of the top penny-stock performers of the year, up about 215 percent. The stock rallied more than 200 percent on Friday, January 4 after the company disclosed a Phase 2 trial for its major depressive disorder treatment achieved its primary endpoint. Despite news of a 2.8 million share common stock offering the day after the Phase 2 news, shares of Axsome are only down about 14 percent from recent highs.

3. Alliqua Biomedial (ALQA)

A popular low-float, momentum stock at the end of November and heading into December. Since news of a spin off and merger deal for its Contract Manufacturing unit and the subsequent 200 percent rally, shares are down nearly 60 percent from highs, but still up 36 percent since the M&A news.

4. Adial Pharma (ADIL)

The stock has consistently set higher lows since breaking above the $2 level back in November. “Higher lows” refers to a technicians translation of a chart suggesting shares haven’t gone as low as the last time the stock price was near a similar level. Some technicians will use the identifying of higher lows or higher highs as an indication the current trend will continue; however, the “higher highs” case has not played out as shares are down from the end-of-December high of $7.45.

5. BioXcel Therapeutics (BTAI)

Shares are flirting with the $5 level after a somewhat slower — for a penny stock – drift higher after the company disclosed its BXCL501 candidate for acute treatment of agitation received FDA Fast Track Designation.

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Penny stock biggest gainers and losers to watch

Symbol Open Change Change % Volume Close
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Takung Art Co., Ltd. Common Stock
0.63 0.06 9.51% 2.27K 0.69
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EVINE Live
0.59 0.06 9.7% 99.13K 0.65
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Milestone Scientific, Inc. Common Stock
0.38 0.04 9.74% 24.33K 0.42
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China Finance Online Co
1.00 0.11 11.22% 41.33K 1.11
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TrovaGene
0.53 0.06 11.32% 49.92K 0.59
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Attis Industries
0.24 0.03 11.68% 62.72K 0.27
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Synthesis Energy Sys
0.76 0.09 12.34% 41.31K 0.85
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Neuralstem
0.37 0.05 13.21% 61.17K 0.42
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Agile Therapeutics
0.78 0.11 13.46% 25.23K 0.89
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TDH Holdings
0.70 0.10 14.09% 33.44K 0.80
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Workhorse Group
0.87 0.13 14.94% 98.04K 1.00
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Iconix Brand Group
0.12 0.02 15.7% 1.37M 0.14
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Celldex Therapeutics
0.29 0.05 17.69% 5.94M 0.34
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InspireMD Inc. Common Stock
0.16 0.03 18.77% 2.97M 0.19
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Restoration Robotics
0.83 0.20 23.5% 11.19K 1.03
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CBAK Energy Technology
0.82 0.23 28.05% 63.47K 1.05
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Ultra Petroleum
0.77 0.23 30.01% 5.51M 1.00
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Ascent Capital Group
0.43 0.18 42.35% 33.89K 0.61
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Moxian
0.38 0.35 92.11% 1.97M 0.73
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Bio-Path Holdings
0.13 1.66 1320.63% 4.72M 1.79
Symbol Open Change Change % Volume Close
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Precipio
0.21 -0.01 -4.39% 68.22K 0.20
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Endologix
0.87 -0.04 -4.4% 80.87K 0.83
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Alexco Resource Corp Common Shares (Canada)
0.98 -0.04 -4.53% 80.68K 0.94
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Golden Minerals Company Common Stock
0.30 -0.01 -4.54% 62.85K 0.29
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Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. Common Series A
0.77 -0.04 -4.66% 41.00K 0.74
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Babcock & Wilcox
0.60 -0.03 -4.82% 31.84K 0.57
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0.47 -0.02 -4.86% 96.97K 0.44
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Pier 1 Imports
0.74 -0.04 -5.15% 99.41K 0.70
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NanoViricides, Inc. NEW Common Stock
0.28 -0.01 -5.42% 36.44K 0.26
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Globalstar, Inc. Common Stock
0.70 -0.04 -5.55% 72.82K 0.66
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China Pharma Holdings, Inc. Common Stock
0.31 -0.02 -5.9% 43.00K 0.29
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Nobilis Health Corp. Common Stock
0.46 -0.03 -6.24% 30.70K 0.43
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Hebron Technology Co
0.95 -0.06 -6.32% 8.27K 0.89
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Kingold Jewelry
0.80 -0.05 -6.4% 16.30K 0.74
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Helios and Matheson
0.01 -0.00 -6.47% 27.16M 0.01
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Cancer Genetics
0.31 -0.02 -7.26% 1.38M 0.29
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Apricus Biosciences
0.26 -0.02 -8.81% 44.95K 0.24
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xG Technology
0.37 -0.04 -10.16% 12.33K 0.33
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Shineco
0.59 -0.08 -13.43% 14.58K 0.51
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Sunesis Pharmaceuticals
0.59 -0.09 -14.9% 1.57M 0.50

Premarket Penny Stocks

Symbol Open Change Change % Volume Close
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Precipio
0.21 0.00 0.47% 12.26K 0.21
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Real Goods Solar
0.53 0.00 0.76% 2.65K 0.53
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InspireMD Inc. Common Stock
0.16 0.00 1.25% 11.00K 0.16
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DPW Holdings, Inc. Common Stock
0.11 0.00 1.38% 1.27K 0.11
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FuelCell Energy
0.54 0.01 1.79% 4.95K 0.55
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Trevena
0.56 0.01 2.5% 5.01K 0.57
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Oragenics Inc. Common Stock
0.97 0.03 2.59% 1.60K 0.99
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Cancer Genetics
0.31 0.01 3.26% 8.90K 0.32
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IntelliPharmaCeutics Intl
0.29 0.01 3.45% 4.50K 0.30
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Helios and Matheson
0.01 0.00 3.6% 16.07K 0.01
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Celldex Therapeutics
0.29 0.01 3.84% 1.09K 0.30
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Sesen Bio
0.69 0.03 4.05% 9.30K 0.72
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XpresSpa Group
0.19 0.01 5.26% 3.21K 0.20
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CBAK Energy Technology
0.82 0.08 9.76% 4.72K 0.90
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MagneGas Applied Tech
0.18 0.02 13.33% 90.39K 0.20
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Neuralstem
0.37 0.06 15.9% 3.86K 0.43
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Camber Energy, Inc. Common Stock
0.54 0.13 23.16% 26.00K 0.67
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Attis Industries
0.24 0.06 26.05% 10.63K 0.30
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Ultra Petroleum
0.77 0.31 40.96% 67.12K 1.08
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Bio-Path Holdings
0.13 2.87 2280.95% 37.46K 3.00
Symbol Open Change Change % Volume Close
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Titan Pharmaceuticals
0.23 -0.00 -0.35% 15.55K 0.23
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ReWalk Robotics
0.25 -0.00 -0.41% 74.07K 0.25
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Neovasc
0.77 -0.01 -0.65% 6.66K 0.76
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One Horizon Group
0.11 -0.00 -1% 1.20K 0.11
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Yuma Energy, Inc.
0.12 -0.00 -2.58% 3.84K 0.12
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Cloud Peak Energy
0.35 -0.01 -3.51% 1.61K 0.34
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Precision Therapeutics
0.98 -0.04 -3.98% 6.43K 0.94
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Synergy Pharmaceuticals
0.29 -0.02 -5.29% 7.66K 0.27
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Sunesis Pharmaceuticals
0.59 -0.06 -10.4% 25.23K 0.53

After-Market Penny Stocks

Symbol Open Change Change % Volume Close
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American Electric
0.93 0.02 1.61% 3.90K 0.95
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BioPharmX Corporation. Common
0.12 0.00 1.65% 43.77K 0.12
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One Horizon Group
0.11 0.00 1.77% 30.00K 0.12
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Shineco
0.51 0.01 1.96% 2.10K 0.52
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Palatin Technologies, Inc. Common Stock
0.70 0.02 2.2% 5.90K 0.72
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Yuma Energy, Inc.
0.12 0.00 2.34% 10.69K 0.13
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Castle Brands, Inc. Castle Brands, Inc. Common Stock
0.88 0.03 2.93% 2.98K 0.91
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Bridgeline Digital
0.27 0.01 3.04% 4.32K 0.28
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Sesen Bio
0.70 0.03 3.55% 11.27K 0.73
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Helios and Matheson
0.01 0.00 3.85% 13.10K 0.01
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Precipio
0.20 0.01 4.15% 15.57K 0.21
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Trevena
0.55 0.02 4.17% 4.81K 0.57
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Vital Therapies
0.22 0.01 6.24% 1.20K 0.24
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CBAK Energy Technology
1.05 0.07 6.67% 23.02K 1.12
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Sunesis Pharmaceuticals
0.47 0.03 6.72% 11.78K 0.50
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Camber Energy, Inc. Common Stock
0.58 0.04 6.9% 32.40K 0.62
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Neuralstem
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Bio-Path Holdings
1.75 0.14 8% 7.23K 1.89
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Moxian
0.71 0.06 8.44% 30.32K 0.77
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AirMedia Group
0.40 0.03 8.72% 34.71K 0.43
Symbol Open Change Change % Volume Close
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EP Energy
0.83 -0.00 -0.29% 2.45K 0.82
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Hovnanian Enterprises
0.65 -0.00 -0.35% 36.07K 0.65
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Weatherford International
0.57 -0.00 -0.49% 55.49K 0.57
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MICT
0.92 -0.01 -0.55% 6.05K 0.91
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Pier 1 Imports
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Ameri Holdings
0.24 -0.00 -1.06% 2.04K 0.23
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0.75 -0.01 -1.48% 2.00K 0.74
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Ultra Petroleum
1.00 -0.02 -1.52% 16.02K 0.98
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MagneGas Applied Tech
0.19 -0.00 -1.96% 6.02K 0.19
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Oragenics Inc. Common Stock
0.97 -0.02 -2.04% 4.41K 0.95
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Celldex Therapeutics
0.34 -0.01 -2.4% 43.39K 0.33
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JMU
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0.19 -0.01 -2.57% 50.71K 0.19
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0.41 -0.01 -3.18% 6.22K 0.40
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Synergy Pharmaceuticals
0.28 -0.01 -3.19% 16.24K 0.27
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Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals
0.79 -0.04 -4.93% 1.70K 0.75
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Histogenics
0.15 -0.01 -5.04% 32.68K 0.15

Disclaimer

As state above, these stocks are not stock picks and are not recommendations to buy or sell a stock.

Rather, these ideas should be viewed as potential opportunities for elevated levels of volatility and trader interest and thus increased liquidity. These stocks can be opportunities for traders who already have an existing strategy to play sub-$5 stocks.

Penny stocks can be extremely dangerous for a number of reasons, including the major swings in percent a small dollar/cent move can create, decreased liquidity when interest fades and decreased transparency into operations.

Penny-stock trading is not for beginners. Benzinga does not recommend trading or investing in low-priced stocks if you haven’t had at least a couple years of experience in the stock market.

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