Financial Roundup of Nasdaq Stocks with Higher Volatility – PPHM, OCZ, STSI, NIHD, PEIX

  on Jan 14,2013 Posted in Finance ,Investment Ideas
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Volatility is the rate at which prices move higher or lower and how wildly they swing. Volatility has been most thoroughly studied, gauged and described in the stock market.

Generally price volatility can be caused by factors that generate wild swings in demand and supply. One of these factors is seasonality.

The prices of few companies are highly volatile. This volatility makes the company’s stock a more risky investment. Investors demand a higher return due to the higher risk. Corporations with highly volatile stocks require grow profitably, indicating a dramatic boost in earnings and stock price over time. In this article we will discuss highly volatile five stocks of NASDAQ stock exchange with market volume over 2 million.

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PPHM) has net profit margin of -243.96% while return on assets ratio was -120.33%. The Tustin, California based has the market capitalization of 278.33 million while its P/S ratio of 17.68. Institutional ownership of the company was 11% while its 132.54 million shares were outstanding. Stock volatility for the week was booked as 20.18% while for the month was 11.43%, higher in all Nasdaq components with average market volume over two million.

OCZ Technology Group Inc (NASDAQ:OCZ) has market capitalization of 131.24 million and offered -7.77% Return on equity. The company’s institutional ownership was 50.80% and its price to sales ratio was 0.32. Stock volatility for the week was 5.82% while for the month was booked as 7.37%. Net profit margin of company was -3.66% while gross profit margin was 23.70%. The company earned -$14.83 million in previous 12 months on sales of $405.60 million. OCZ Technology was second highly volatile stock according to our selected criteria.

Star Scientific, Inc (NASDAQ:STSI) has market capitalization of 380.34 million while its Price to sales ratio was 79.53. The company offered EPS of -0.24 while its 146.28 million shares were outstanding while the 31% stock of the company was held by institutional investors. Stock volatility of STSI was recorded as 8.81% and 6.76% for week and month respectively.

NII Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ:NIHD) has return on equity ratio of -2.29% while its return on investment ratio was -0.97%. The company offered -0.76% as return on assets. NIHD has market capitalization of $1.09 billion while its EPS was -0.41. Stock volatility was 4.81% for week and 6.43% for month. Shares of the company were moving ahead of SMA 50 with 2.83% while lagging behind 20 days simple moving average with -6.82%.

Finally let’s have a quick look on Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ:PEIX). The company has market capitalization of 49.91 million. The Beta factor, which is used as a measure of a stock’s volatility in relation to the market, was 1.93 while the P/S ratio of the stock was 0.06. Stock volatility was recorded as 4.74% and 6.12% for week and month respectively. In the liquidity analysis, current ratio of the company was 1.11 while quick ratio was 0.88.

Disclosure: Opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors alone who have no stake in any stocks mentioned, and did not plan to acquire any stake within the next 72 hours.



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