It doesn’t take much to move a health care penny stock significantly higher. On Wednesday, shares of Bioanalytical Systems (NASDAQ:BASI) gained 5% on a 9 cent-per-share move in stock price. At the end of last year, BASI spiked to $3.98 per share, hitting a 52-week high. Shares have been sliding lower since and now trade for $1.88.
The company is in the business of providing contract-based research and development in the biotechnology industry. The tiny $9 million market cap company stands to benefit from the increasing research activity in this critical area of health care. As more barriers to research are removed, this stock should climb higher. It certainly is worthy of a speculation at this low price.