One of the problems owning penny stocks is trading volume is thin and liquidity makes it tough to sell shares for a profit. In the case of Top Image Systems (NASDAQ:TISA), we have a stock that sees an average of 300,000 shares trading hands each day. Clearly this stock will be followed by a fairly large group of investors.
Top Image system is in the business of making software with respect to data capture and manipulation. This Israeli-based company was founded in 1991. Shares of the company blasted higher in early May after the company reported positive results for its first quarter of 2011.
In the period, the company saw a 36% increase in revenue and posted a profit of seven cents per share as opposed to a loss in the year prior. That was enough to move the stock from $1.34 per share to $2.20 per share. Those are the types of moves you can expect from a penny stock when it delivers solid operating performance. I expect a repeat performance in future quarters.