Why Is Agile Therapeutics (AGRX) Stock Up 87% Today?


  • Agile Therapeutics (AGRX) stock is rocketing higher alongside heavy trading this morning.
  • That’s despite a lack of news from the company on Thursday.
  • This may be due to its penny stock status.
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Agile Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AGRX) stock is rocketing higher on Thursday alongside heavy trading of the women’s healthcare company’s shares.

During pre-market trading this morning, more than 7.5 million shares of AGRX stock have been traded. To put that in perspective, the company’s daily average trading volume is closer to just 78,000 shares.

Investors will note that there are no new press releases or filings that explain why the stock is up today. No analysts are offering new coverage of AGRX shares this morning, either.

One thing that traders will want to keep in mind is AGRX being in penny stock territory. That comes from its low prior closing price of 99 cents and market capitalization of just $2.9 million.

How This Affects AGRX Stock

Being a penny stock opens AGRX up to certain vulnerabilities. That includes manipulation by traders that would pump and dump its shares. That may be what’s happening today.

Adding to that is AGRX stock being in danger of delisting. The company was recently granted an extension to March 25, 2024 to regain compliance with the Nasdaq’s minimum stockholders’ equity requirement.

With all of this in mind, investors will want to be careful about taking a stake in AGRX stock this morning. It may not be long before the stock sees a potential drop in price.

AGRX stock is up 86.9% as of Thursday morning.

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