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Why Is Yield10 Bioscience (YTEN) Stock Up 34% Today?


  • Yield10 Bioscience (YTEN) stock is rising higher alongside heavy trading of its shares.
  • That’s despite a lack of news from the agricultural bioscience company on Monday.
  • Instead, this might be due to its penny stock status.
YTEN Stock - Why Is Yield10 Bioscience (YTEN) Stock Up 34% Today?

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Yield10 Bioscience (NASDAQ:YTEN) stock is rocketing higher on Monday despite a lack of news from the U.S. agricultural bioscience company.

This rally comes alongside heavy trading of YTEN stock on Monday morning. That has more than 8.3 million shares changing hands as of this writing. This is already well above its daily average trading volume of about 420,000 shares.

All of this movement comes without any new press releases or filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). There’s also no new analysts coverage of YTEN stock that would explain its rise this morning.

One thing that investors will keep in mind is that YTEN is a penny stock. That comes from its low prior closing price of 23 cents per share and its market capitalization of only about $2.7 million.

Why This Matters for YTEN Stock

Being a penny stock means that it’s retail and day traders can more easily manipulate YTEN shares. That includes the possibility of targeting them for a pump and dump. Considering the heavy trading and no news this morning, that might be what’s happening right now.

If YTEN stock is getting pumped up by retail and day traders, the average investor will want to be careful about taking a stake in the company right now. While shares are up now, it might not be long before that eventual dump brings them back down.

YTEN stock is up 34.1% as of Monday morning.

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On the date of publication, William White did not hold (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publishing Guidelines.

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