Another stock that appears to be at stony rock bottom is Algernon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AGN:CSE; AGNPF:OTCQB; AGN0:XFRA), and it has two things going for it — one is that it could come out with positive news at any time that could get it moving and the other is that, with only 2.3 million shares in issue, when it does move it is likely to result in big percentage gains, as happened back last January when it rocketed from CA$4 to CA$12 in a matter of a couple of weeks, a move which we rode.
On its 6-month chart, we can see that after dropping hard in mid-October, it has marked out a low trading range that has allowed downside momentum to drop out and the 50-day moving average has dropped down close to the price, in the process opening up a quite large gap between it and the 200-day and these factors taken together make a rally soon increasingly likely with the relatively strong Accumulation line over the past several months being another positive factor.
Zooming out on a 3-year chart enables us to put recent action in more perspective (note that this chart and the 9-year we are also looking at have been adjusted for a one-for-100-share rollback about a year ago, which explains the low number of shares in issue).
On this chart, we see that Algernon is now extraordinarily cheap as it has dropped back from a peak at over CA$53 in 2020 to the current miserly price of CA$2.50. The worst decline was behind it by late last year, since which time, although it has continued to make new lows, the rate of decline has slowed, with, as mentioned above, the Accumulation line showing a marked positive divergence in recent months.
The 9-year chart shows us the entire history of the stock, and on this chart, we see that it got to even higher levels than we saw in 2020, as back in 2016, shortly after it started trading, it got close to CA$110 and at the start of 2018 it spiked to about CA$103.
It looks like it is making a cyclical low here, close to the late 2019 lows.
Even without factoring in the extremely low number of shares in issue, Algernon looks like it is at a low here with a very favorable risk/reward ratio, which is magnified enormously by the low number of shares in issue, as any good news coming through – and there is believed to be some coming through soon — could see it take off strongly higher.
Algernon is therefore rated a strong speculative Buy here.
Algernon Pharmaceuticals' website
Algernon Pharmaceuticals Inc. closed at CA$2.50, $1.76 on December 20, 2022.
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