Why Is Petros Pharmaceuticals (PTPI) Stock Up 101% Today?


  • Petros Pharmaceuticals (PTPI) stock is rising alongside heavy trading this morning.
  • That’s despite a lack of news concerning the company.
  • PTPI’s penny stock status may explain today’s rally.
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Petros Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTPI) stock is rocketing higher on Friday despite a lack of news from the men’s health pharmaceutical company.

That includes no press releases from Petros Pharmaceuticals that explain why its stock is on the rise today. The company also hasn’t made any filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today that would give a reason for the increase.

Despite that, investors are seeing heavy trading of PTPI stock on Friday. As of this writing, roughly 1.8 million shares of the company’s stock have been traded as of this writing. To put that in perspective, the daily average trading volume for PTPI stock is only about 14,000 shares.

What’s Behind Today’s PTPI Stock Rally

That daily average trading volume is incredibly low, as is the company’s market capitalization of $2.11 million. Its shares also closed out Thursday at $1.01 each. All of these firmly put the company’s shares in the penny stock range.

Penny stocks can be incredibly volatile without much reason. That’s due to how easy it is for retail traders to manipulate the company’s price by buying and selling shares. That may explain why the shares are taking off this morning. Investors will also note that penny stocks are more volatile in pre-market trading.

PTPI stock is up 100.9% as of Friday morning.

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