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Top Stocks to Watch Today: Thursday, September 16

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Written by Timothy Sykes
Updated 10/19/2023 13 min read

Top Stocks to Watch Today: Key Takeaways

  • A huge 280%+ runner that proves the power of the short squeeze…
  • Three biotech stocks with huge percent gains and catalysts…
  • StocksToTrade’s Breaking News Chat alerted two of these stocks BEFORE they spiked…

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You don’t want to miss these five volatile big percent gainers! These stocks can offer great lessons in the power of volume, volatility, and short squeezes. But volatility can also be scary to trade. So hold on as we dive into the top five stocks to watch today and my trading plans to make them less scary. Details below.

  1. Indaptus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: INDP … Read our full analysis here.)
  2. MeaTech 3D Ltd. (NASDAQ: MITC … Read our full analysis here.)
  3. IronNet Cybersecurity, Inc. (NYSE: IRNT … Read our full analysis here.)
  4. IVERIC bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISEE … Read our full analysis here.)
  5. Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: AMPE … Read our full analysis here.)

5 Stocks to Watch for Thursday, September 16, 2021

Remember, this is a watchlist, not a ‘must trade’ list. I’m not always right, and I don’t trade everything I watch. That’s why you should never blindly follow or buy anyone’s stock picks — even mine.

But there’s always something you can learn.

Watch out for patterns that fit your strategy. Always have a trading plan for every trade. Here are some resources to help you get started:

If you’ve been following my blog and lessons, you know I love to trade low-priced stocks. (To learn more about trading penny stocks, get my FREE guide here.) 

The stocks on this list aren’t penny stocks. Even if I rarely trade higher-priced stocks, their movements can still affect stocks within my price range. So to me, they’re worth watching.

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Now, here are 8 top stocks to watch today…

Stocks to Watch Today #1: Indaptus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: INDP)

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INDP is a clinical-stage biotech company that develops immunotherapies.

The stock went full supernova on September 15 after the company announced that the U.S. patent office “issued a notice of allowance for claims related to the Company’s platform technology.” The patent is titled, “Methods of Treatment of Infections Using Bacteria.”

Read the full press release here.

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The stock has a super low float of roughly 1.5 million shares, so it’s super volatile. It was halted multiple times during the morning spike. Then before noon, it broke through the HOD and spiked another $6 per share, making a high of $28.82.

But in the afternoon the stock tanked back to the low teens. That kind of move can be disastrous for greedy traders and those who hold and hope. That’s why I always sell into strength!

I won’t chase a stock up this high. Traders can watch for a dip buy into a big panic.


Stocks to Watch Today #2: MeaTech 3D Ltd. (NASDAQ: MITC)

MITC’s a food packaging company, but it’s also in 3D bioprinting.

On September 14 the company announced its subsidiary cultivated “over 700 grams of pure chicken fat biomass in a single production run.

“This achievement is believed to be the first public demonstration of growth in a single run of this quantity of 100% pure cultivated cell biomass, grown entirely outside of a animal.”

Read the full press release here.

As appetizing as that sounds, I’m in no hurry to trade these higher-priced stocks since OTCs are hot right now. So it’s only on watch for a dip buy if it has a big enough morning panic.


Stocks to Watch Today #3: IronNet Cybersecurity, Inc. (NYSE: IRNT)

IRNT’s a tech company that offers cybersecurity solutions. (Get my cybersecurity stock watchlist here.)

The stock was up over 35% on September 15 after the company announced second-quarter financials. It was another news and gap-up alert from StocksToTrade’s Breaking News Chat in premarket. Seriously, get this game-changing tool now!

At the market open, IRNT had a huge spike and briefly broke out to new 52-week highs of $31.43. Then it panicked down to $24.45. But it clawed its way back. It squeezed shorts, broke through the HOD after lunch, and made a new 52-week high of $32.72.

The stock’s trading high volume, and it’s volatile. Traders can watch for it to choose a direction before planning a trade. More upside could lead to a breakout to new yearly highs. Or a breakdown could offer a panic dip buy opportunity.

Stocks to Watch Today #4: IVERIC bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISEE)

ISEE’s another biotech. The company develops treatments for ophthalmic diseases and vision loss.

The stock initially gapped up and ran on September 10 after one of its competitors reported bad clinical trial results. The same day, an analyst at Stifel initiated coverage on the stock with a buy rating and a $22 price target.

It has a huge float, so it’s not very volatile. But we could see a short squeeze if the stock breaks out over $16.60 with high volume. That would be new 52-week highs for the stock.


Stocks to Watch Today #5: Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: AMPE)

AMPE’s a lower-priced biotech company that develops inflammatory disease treatments.

On September 15 the company announced top-line Phase 3 trial results for its treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee.

“In the study, Ampion demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in pain and improvement in function at 12 weeks in severe OAK patients.”

The stock was up over 20% after the news. It’s a former multi-day runner. But it has a huge float and needs huge volume for a big move. Traders can watch for more volume and a potential breakout over $2.


How I Find Stocks to Trade

There’s no big secret behind how I find stocks to trade. I always tell students to look at the biggest percent gainers on StocksToTrade.

Full disclosure: I helped develop StocksToTrade. I also invested in it. I wanted a tool to help me search specifically for the low-priced stocks I love to trade. I’m proud of it, and I truly believe this platform offers the top tools for traders to find and research stocks of any price..**

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I use it every day to find the stocks that fit my strategy — like volatile penny stocks with a catalyst and high volume.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Stocks to Watch Today

What Are the Best Stocks to Trade as a Beginner?

My favorite stocks to trade are penny stocks. I think they’re a great way for beginners to learn the trading process with a small account.

Can You Get Rich Trading Stocks?

Don’t come into trading with a get-rich-quick mindset. Trading is a marathon, not a sprint. It can be a lucrative career but it takes years of hard work and dedication to learn the nuances of the market — which is what I teach.

How Much Money Do You Need To Start Trading Stocks?

Only start trading with money you can afford to lose. You can start small. In fact, I teach traders to focus on education first to learn the process, then slowly scale up over time.

Is Trading Stocks Risky?

All trading is risky. No trader is right 100% of the time. That’s why I keep my losses small by cutting losses quickly.

Conclusion About Top Stocks to Watch Today

Remember to only use this list of stocks to watch as a guide. Dig deeper into why these stocks are on my watchlist. Use all my trading resources to build your trading education.

I want you to become self-sufficient.

I’m just training wheels. And I’ve had the privilege of working with many top traders in my Trading Challenge. It’s a proud moment for me when they prove they don’t need me anymore. They take my lessons and strategies and make them their own.

If you want to get the same education as those top traders, apply for my Trading Challenge. I don’t accept everyone. Honestly, I don’t have time for anyone who only wants to be spoon-fed ‘hot’ stock picks.

I teach the trading process, mindset, strategies, and patterns to help my students find their own way in the markets. If that’s your goal as a trader, apply today.

What do you think about these top stocks to watch today? Do you see potential trades? Let me know in the comments … I’d love to hear from you!

**Tim Sykes has a minority ownership stake in StockstoTrade.com.

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Tim Sykes is a penny stock trader and teacher who became a self-made millionaire by the age of 22 by trading $12,415 of bar mitzvah money. After becoming disenchanted with the hedge fund world, he established the Tim Sykes Trading Challenge to teach aspiring traders how to follow his trading strategies. He’s been featured in a variety of media outlets including CNN, Larry King, Steve Harvey, Forbes, Men’s Journal, and more. He’s also an active philanthropist and environmental activist, a co-founder of Karmagawa, and has donated millions of dollars to charity. Read More

* Results are not typical and will vary from person to person. Making money trading stocks takes time, dedication, and hard work. There are inherent risks involved with investing in the stock market, including the loss of your investment. Past performance in the market is not indicative of future results. Any investment is at your own risk. See Terms of Service here

The available research on day trading suggests that most active traders lose money. Fees and overtrading are major contributors to these losses.

A 2000 study called “Trading is Hazardous to Your Wealth: The Common Stock Investment Performance of Individual Investors” evaluated 66,465 U.S. households that held stocks from 1991 to 1996. The households that traded most averaged an 11.4% annual return during a period where the overall market gained 17.9%. These lower returns were attributed to overconfidence.

A 2014 paper (revised 2019) titled “Learning Fast or Slow?” analyzed the complete transaction history of the Taiwan Stock Exchange between 1992 and 2006. It looked at the ongoing performance of day traders in this sample, and found that 97% of day traders can expect to lose money from trading, and more than 90% of all day trading volume can be traced to investors who predictably lose money. Additionally, it tied the behavior of gamblers and drivers who get more speeding tickets to overtrading, and cited studies showing that legalized gambling has an inverse effect on trading volume.

A 2019 research study (revised 2020) called “Day Trading for a Living?” observed 19,646 Brazilian futures contract traders who started day trading from 2013 to 2015, and recorded two years of their trading activity. The study authors found that 97% of traders with more than 300 days actively trading lost money, and only 1.1% earned more than the Brazilian minimum wage ($16 USD per day). They hypothesized that the greater returns shown in previous studies did not differentiate between frequent day traders and those who traded rarely, and that more frequent trading activity decreases the chance of profitability.

These studies show the wide variance of the available data on day trading profitability. One thing that seems clear from the research is that most day traders lose money .

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Citations for Disclaimer

Barber, Brad M. and Odean, Terrance, Trading is Hazardous to Your Wealth: The Common Stock Investment Performance of Individual Investors. Available at SSRN: “Day Trading for a Living?”

Barber, Brad M. and Lee, Yi-Tsung and Liu, Yu-Jane and Odean, Terrance and Zhang, Ke, Learning Fast or Slow? (May 28, 2019). Forthcoming: Review of Asset Pricing Studies, Available at SSRN: “https://ssrn.com/abstract=2535636”

Chague, Fernando and De-Losso, Rodrigo and Giovannetti, Bruno, Day Trading for a Living? (June 11, 2020). Available at SSRN: “https://ssrn.com/abstract=3423101”