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Hot Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now

Afya (AFYA Quick QuoteAFYA ) came out with quarterly earnings of $0.03 per share, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.20 per share. This compares to earnings of $0.15 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items.

This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of -85%. A quarter ago, it was expected that this medical education company would post earnings of $0.26 per share when it actually produced earnings of $0.21, delivering a surprise of -19.23%.

Over the last four quarters, the company has not been able to surpass consensus EPS estimates.

Afya, which belongs to the Zacks Schools industry, posted revenues of $70.29 million for the quarter ended June 2021, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 4.84%. This compares to year-ago revenues of $51.11 million. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates just once over the last four quarters.

The sustainability of the stock’s immediate price movement based on the recently-released numbers and future earnings expectations will mostly depend on management’s commentary on the earnings call.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: VIVUS, Inc.(VVUS)

VIVUS, Inc., incorporated on May 16, 1996, is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company operates in the development and commercialization of therapeutic products segment. It provides over two therapies approved by the United States Food and Drug Association (FDA), which include Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate extended release) for chronic weight management and STENDRA (Avanafil) for erectile dysfunction (ED). The Company is also developing Qsymia for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and diabetes. STENDRA is also approved by the European Commission (EC), under the name, SPEDRA, for the treatment of ED in the Europe.


The Company’s Qsymia is indicated for chronic weight management as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and physical activity in adult patients with an initial body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater or obese patients, or a BMI of 27 or greater or overweight patients, in the presence of approximately one weight-related comorbidity, such as hypertension, type II diabetes mellitus or high cholesterol (dyslipidemia). The Company’s product incorporates a formulation combining doses of active ingredients from phentermine and topiramate. Qsymia is available in over 40,000 certified retail pharmacies across the country. The Company commercializes Qsymia in the United States through contract sales force, supported by an internal commercial team consisting of sales management, marketing and managed care professionals. The Company has completed the Phase II studies of Qsymia for the indication of OSA and diabetes. The Company also has rights for commercialization of Qsymia for OSA, obesity and diabetes across the world.


The Company’s STENDRA is an oral phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor. The United States Food and Drug Association approved a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for STENDRA. STENDRA is an ED medication indicated to be taken approximately 15 minutes before sexual activity. The Company has grant! ed license to Menarini Group to commercialize and promote SPEDRA for the treatment of ED in over 40 European countries, including the Europe, Australia and New Zealand. In addition, it has granted license to Endo International, plc to market STENDRA in the United States and Canada. The Company has also granted an exclusive license to Sanofi to commercialize avanafil in Africa, the Middle East, Turkey and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), including Russia.

The Company competes with Arena Pharmaceutical, Orexigen Therapeutics, Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, Akrimax Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Novo Nordisk A/S, Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about VIVUS (NASDAQ:VVUS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. VIVUS earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 47.022479468622 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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    Seadrill’s rally demonstrates how profitable penny stocks can be for savvy investors. With Seadrill’s gains already on the books, we’ll look at a stock that’s on track to generate tremendous returns – a small cap that just completed a groundbreaking acquisition with huge profit potential…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) $0.58 98.74%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.83 59.97%
    MEI Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP) $3.45 43.40%
    Transenterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) $3.15 35.72%
    Akers Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: AKER) $0.65 34.38%
    Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: GALT) $4.54 32.58%
    Phoenix New Media Ltd. (NYSE ADR: FENG) $5.65 32.22%
    Heat Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq: HTBX) $1.73 31.37%
    Bright Scholar Education Ltd. (NYSE ADR: BEDU) $18.51 29.03%
    21 Vianet Group Inc. (Nasdaq: VNET) $7.36 28.72%

    These gains are incredibly exciting. However, not all penny stocks are equally strong investments.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Transocean Inc.(RIG)

Transocean Ltd. provides offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells worldwide. It offers deepwater and harsh environment drilling, oil and gas drilling management, and drilling engineering and drilling project management services. The company also offers well and logistics services. In addition, it engages in oil and gas exploration, development, and production activities primarily in the United States offshore Louisiana and Texas, and in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea. As of February 10, 2011, the company owned, had partial ownership interests in, and operated 138 mobile offshore drilling units, including 47 high-specification floaters, 25 midwater floaters, 9 high-specification jackups, 54 standard jackups, and 3 other rigs, as well as 1 ultra-deepwater floater and 3 high-specification jackups under construction. Transocean Ltd. was founded in 1953 and is based in Zug, Switzerland.

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  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    This was one of those quarters where Transocean’s (NYSE:RIG)results aren’t necessarily reflective of the company’s accomplishments. Even though Transocean posted yet another quarterly loss, the company completed a major acquisition and netted some notable contract wins. These won’t show up on the financial statements for a while, but they are indicative of a companypoised to do better in the future.

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    Transocean Ltd (NYSE:RIG)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) shares traded down 5.4% on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $8.03 and last traded at $8.35. 14,556,095 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 5% from the average session volume of 13,824,703 shares. The stock had previously closed at $8.83.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Internet Initiative Japan Inc.(IIJI)

Internet Initiative Japan Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides Internet connectivity, WAN, outsourcing, and systems integration services to customers primarily in Japan. Its Internet connectivity services include services for corporate use, such as IP services and data center connectivity services, broadband Internet connectivity services, dial-up access services, IIJ mobile services, and IIJ ISDN/F and IIJ line management/F services; and connectivity services for home use consisting of IIJ4U, IIJmio, and hi-ho. The company?s outsourcing services comprise security-related outsourcing services that protect customer network systems from unauthorized access and secure remote connections to internal networks; network-related outsourcing services, such as Internet-virtual private network, and router rental; server-related outsourcing services, including Web hosting, e-mail hosting, document storage, and streaming; data center-related outsourcing services consisting o f data center facility, and management and monitoring; and customer support and help desk solutions, and IP phone services. It also provides systems integration services, which include consulting, project planning, systems design, and development of network systems, primarily focusing on Internet business systems, and Intranet and Extranet corporate information systems; and systems operation and maintenance services. In addition, the company sells network-related equipment, as well as provides automated teller machine (ATM) services. As of June 30, 2011, it operated 9 points of presence (POPs) for dedicated access and 1 POP for nationwide dial-up access. The company also operates approximately 280 ATMs and 16 Internet data centers. Internet Initiative Japan Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Hot Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Arcimoto, Inc.(FUV)

Arcimoto, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and rents three-wheeled electric vehicles in the United States. Its flagship product is the Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV) that delivers a thrilling ride experience comfort for two passengers with cargo, parking, and operation. The company's products also comprise Rapid Responder designed to perform emergency, security, and law enforcement services; Deliverator, an electric last-mile delivery solution to get goods where they need to go; Cameo, an FUV equipped with a rear-facing rear seat and a modified roof built for on-road filming; and Arcimoto Roadster, an unparalleled pure-electric on-road thrill machine. The company was formerly known as WTP Incorporated and changed its name to Arcimoto, Inc. in December 2011. Arcimoto, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Eugene, Oregon.

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    Arcimoto manufactures and sells three-wheeled electric vehicles, including the Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV) it bases its stock ticker symbol on. These bright vehicles might be compact and a little unorthodox, but they're highway-legal and capable of handling everyday purposes such as commuting or running errands. And frankly, they look like fun to drive.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ: SOLO) Consumer Goods $4.39 259.84%
    Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) Technology $4.32 108.70%
    Sky Solar Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: SKYS) Utilities $1.08 89.47%
    Conformis Inc. (NASDAQ: CFMS) Healthcare $1.26 75.00%
    Ideal Power Inc. (NASDAQ: IPWR) Industrial Goods $0.52 56.73%
    ADMA Biologics Inc. (NASDAQ: ADMA) Healthcare $4.22 52.35%
    CAS Medical Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CASM) Healthcare $2.41 51.57%
    Arcimoto Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) Consumer Goods $4.88 50.15%
    Adomani Inc. (NASDAQ: ADOM) Consumer Goods $0.38 49.94%
    Huttig Building Products Inc. (NASDAQ: HBP) Services $3.41 47.62%

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