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Buzz on the Bullboards: Hot Sector Favorites

Omri Wallach Omri Wallach, Stockhouse
0 Comments| September 12, 2019

One of the highlights of the Stockhouse Bullboards is that all companies are fair game. In our review of the weekly top 6 most viewed companies by sector, newcomers might expect big household names to dominate the charts. Instead, they find that Stockhouse investors are clued in at all levels of investment.

For the hottest sectors, that leads to loyal followings of users and investors. Instead of limiting discussions to knee-jerk reactions to large news releases, they’re invested in the long-term.

If a company manages to stick around on the charts, you can tell people are invested. This week we highlight those companies and the discussions that come with long-term holds.

Checking the most-viewed healthcare Bullboards every week reveals that Stockhouse readers have a few favorites in the industry with strong followings. One that we haven’t highlighted yet is Protech Home Medical Corp. (TSX-V:PTQ, Forum), which has been drawing a big readership for a few months. One big reason why is the chart below: PTQ shares have pretty dramatic swings.

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The last week was an upswing, as shares climbed from $0.71 on Sept. 3 to $0.81 on Sept. 9. PTQ was celebrating some good news, as a corporate update shone light on the recent recovery of $8.6 million in stolen funds from a cyberscam.

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The company’s Bullboard largely celebrated the update and the boosted amount of cash on the balance sheet, but some warned that the company had trouble minimizing cash flows in the past. Stockhouse Member Nigitel pointed out that regardless, now is the time for Protech to focus and grow.

“With the cyber-theft money now physically back in PTQ's hands and the additional money from the sale of non-core assets it is GAME-ON for PTQ's aggressive growth strategy. PTQ has said that it can integrate one acquisition per quarter. It is time for the financial backers to step up to the plate and lift the share price to protect their investment, and so PTQ's stock can serve as a currency, at least in part, for acquisitons...” 

Cracking the Top 6 most-viewed cannabis Bullboards is a tough feat. Maintaining that position in such a popular sector is even more impressive, so this week we’re looking at Namaste Technologies Inc. (TSX-V:N, Forum). The tech cannabis company had an interesting week to say the least, with shares jumping from $0.445 on Aug. 30 to peak of $0.62 on Sep. 6 before falling back down a few days later.

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Overall, Namaste seems like it might be on the recovery swing. The three-month chart above definitely doesn’t paint the whole picture, however, as the company has come down from a year high of $3.95. The installation of a new permanent CEO on Aug. 26 certainly goes to show Namaste is serious about recovering.

But with no news explanation to the short-lived spike as of this writing, the company’s Bullboard was left scrambling for answers. While some users worried that a run would be short-lived, Stockhouse Member Stalkhouse highlighted an overall strong week and signs of upward momentum.

“Ignore the trolls, TD's been crosstrading all day...this is not a sell off and we are not plummeting to .05 or whatever random number they choose...we're in a pause after a huge week is all. New buyers are awaiting news to back the run and then you'll truly get a taste of N's potential to I said before, bashers ranting that we're only up 20% in a week is laughable.” 
(Po​st: Support)

As the gold and silver markets have strengthened over the summer, so too have the metals and mining Bullboards gained in viewers. Amidst all the hype, the fact that Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (TSX-V:UCU, Forum) has maintained a strong following is all the more impressive. The exploration company focuses on rare earth elements (REE) and recent government support has led it to have a very good week.

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UCU has been in a protracted legal battle that stalled business for a while, but support from Alaska Senators, the Governor, and the White House helped it regain momentum. That recent drop in share price on Sept. 10 is courtesy of a public rights offering announced on the same day.  

Over on the UCU Bullboard, members were quick to come around on the company’s shift in focus. While some users continued to discuss the legal battle Ucore is engaged in, Stockhouse Member reeJoey looked at the big picture shift instead.

“Let's move on--today's news is what it is.  There are much larger contexts…

From below link—'The U.S. government's interest in diversifying its rare earth supply is spurred by fears that China will restrict exports to the U.S. to retaliate against tariffs. Chinese companies have hinted at doing so—in August, China's rare earth industry association said it was willing to weaponize rare earths to place the burden of U.S. tariffs on American consumers.’

Has that restriction already begun with August rare earth exports dropping 17% in August?  Such news makes Ucore all the more essential to a domestic rare earths industry.  My bet is that the company already has been in contact with US Defense Dept and was told to get all its ducks in a row.” 
(Po​st: Ucore gettin' it's ducks in a row)

We’re gearing up at Stockhouse for the Extraordinary Future Conference in Vancouver in just over a week and we want to hear from you beforehand. This is your last chance to head over to the homepage and vote on our Investor Pulse Poll on which emerging technology you think is the most attractive investment!

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As trading picks up in the Fall season, expect more attention and heated discussion on the Stockhouse Bullboards and make sure you’re up to date on what’s happening in the community. Next week, we’ll continue to bring you the buzz around the hottest sectors and companies. For previous editions of Buzz on the Bullboards: click here.

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FULL DISCLOSURE: Ucore Rare Metals Inc. is a client of Stockhouse Publishing.

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