Here’s why the marijuana market is so intriguing, how big the opportunity could be, and why these stocks are top stocks to own.
A healthy day of trading for Canadian cannabis stocks led the North American Marijuana Index to gain several points over Monday’s 169.07 close.
Following market close on Dec. 4, 2017, Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH), an Ontario-based licensed producer of medical cannabis, made headlines when it announced that it had entered into an agreement to be the medical cannabis supplier for Shoppers Drug Mart, a Canadian pharmacy chain.
Canada’s Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO) said on Monday it increased its stake in Australia-based Cann Group Ltd (CAN.AX) to 22.9 percent from 19.9 percent, its latest move to expand in the cannabis industry.
The first U.S. exchange-traded fund, ETF, to focus on marijuana stocks is launching Dec. 26 — days before California legalizes recreational cannabis use on January 1.
Over the past year, investors have been anxiously following the progression of marijuana stocks such as Canopy Growth Corp, which offer the promise of significant growth from the new, emerging segment of the economy.
If it seems like there’s been a spurt of deals and potential deals going on in the cannabis industry lately, it’s because that’s exactly what’s happening.
Canada’s weed stocks, which have surrendered some of the potent gains that pushed them to record highs this month, face a bumpy ride in 2018 that could purge smaller players, as the country moves to allow recreational use of cannabis in July.
Say hello to the very first marijuana ETF for the U.S. As reported by CNBC, on Oct. 27, ETF Managers Group filed for a new ETF, the Alternative Agroscience ETF.
Not surprisingly, Canadian pot stocks have been the top performers of late, with Canopy Growth Corp. (NASDAQOTH:TWMJF), the now-largest marijuana stock in the world by market cap, leading the charge.
Vancouver-based Aurora Cannabis Inc. said Tuesday that it has made an all-share offer for CanniMed Therapeutics Inc., a fellow Canadian medical marijuana company.
Manitoba’s the latest province to unveil its plan for marijuana sales and distribution, releasing details Tuesday on how the new industry will operate.
Shares of Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED) have climbed a stunning 53.8% month over month as of close on November 1. With all of this in mind, has Canopy established itself as the premier cannabis stock for Canadians?
The Auscann Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: AC8) share price had a day to remember on Tuesday. At one stage the medicinal cannabis company’s shares were up as much as 27% before finishing the day 23.5% higher at 52.5 cents.
Shares of Insys Therapeutics, a small-cap biotech with a focus on pain management, plunged as much as 30% on Wednesday after receiving a double whammy.
The high-growth industry certainly offers terrific prospects that would be envied by many tech stocks. However, a big hurdle for some investors is investing in “sin stocks,” or what could be perceived as unethical industries and businesses.
Marijuana stocks were down sharply in Tuesday’s trading as Toronto Stock Exchange operator TMX Group Limited suggested the exchange is going to start cracking down on marijuana producers engaging in illegal activities south of the border.
Shares of Canadian marijuana company Aphria Inc sank on Tuesday, after the operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange said cannabis companies with U.S. interests would come under heightened scrutiny and could be delisted.
Canada’s TMX Group Ltd (X.TO), operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, said on Monday that it might delist stocks of marijuana companies with interests in the United States, where their operations are illegal under federal law.
On Oct. 16, 2017, the Board of Directors for MassRoots (OTCQB:MSRT), a marijuana social media platform, ousted Isaac Dietrich as the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Despite strong opposition from former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and the overall limitations imposed by federal illegality in the U.S., 2017 is shaping up to be a great year for the North American cannabis industry.
The stock of MedReleaf Corp. has recently outperformed those of other top marijuana stock players in Canada, and there could be further price gains going forward after the recently listed cannabis firm has found its footing and stopped the earlier quarterly revenue declines.
Canada’s biggest medical cannabis producers are seeing their stock prices rise after the federal government announced a plan to levy a one dollar per gram tax on recreational marijuana sales.
Marijuana companies should be careful in overselling how much growth will be achieved or what the prospects will look like for the industry. There is a recent example that cannabis investors would be wise to review, and that’s what happened with Freshii Inc..
After the company announced it will tap investors for money to fuel R&D (research and development) and pre-commercialization efforts for its Dravet syndrome drug, shares in Zogenix (NASDAQ: ZGNX) are rallying 10% at 2 p.m. EDT today.
Marijuana stock investors are going to have to keep their eyes on the following two critical data points for each and every marijuana stock they’re considering buying, or that they already own.
The North American Marijuana Index, a stock index that tracks the top performing cannabis stocks in the U.S. and Canada, decreased 11% in August.
Almost three months after the initial public offering (IPO) of MedReleaf Corp. (TSX:LEAF), shares have yet to do much in either direction. The company, which came to market in what was then described as a “botched IPO,” fell quickly out of the gate from its IPO price.
Arizona’s attorney general is suing Insys Therapeutics over its marketing of the fentanyl opioid spray, Subsys, and that news caused the company’s shares to tumble 18.5% in August, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Undoubtedly, a reversal in the federal government’s laxness on pot would be terrible news for marijuana stock investors, but not every last company would be decimated. One marijuana stock could still thrive, even with Jeff Sessions waving the metaphorical sword at the pot industry: Scotts Miracle-Gro.
With prices for many major Canadian cannabis stocks such as Canopy Growth Corp., Aphria Inc., and Aurora Cannabis Inc. trading sideways over the past few months, investors are now wondering which direction stocks will move from here, and what the long-term play with this industry is overall.
Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED) was the first cannabis stock to the market and quickly captured the attention of traders and risk-taking growth investors alike. As a result, shares of Canopy skyrocketed 300% in a span of just a few months last year.
Whereas most weed businesses are working harder than ever to increase their grow capacity, Cronos Group is a company that’s trying to work smarter. Based in Canada, Cronos Group is an investment firm that primarily invests in Canadian-based pot companies involved in Canada’s medical-marijuana industry.
Any move by the Toronto Stock Exchange owner to stop settling trades for marijuana companies with U.S. operations would undermine the market’s regulatory system, according to one Canadian pot company.
TMX Group Ltd. (TSX:X), the operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV), has reportedly been speaking with regulators to figure out what will happen to Canadian marijuana producers with assets in the U.S.
GW Pharmaceuticals Plc. is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes cannabinoid prescription medicines. Since May 10, 2013, the stock price has climbed 1,033%.
Clinical-stage cannabinoid-based drug developer Zynerba Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ZYNE) had been one of the strongest-performing pot stocks over the trailing year prior to the start of this past week.
TMX Group Ltd’s CEO on Thursday brushed off signs that the grip of Canada’s dominant stock exchange operator on overall trading volumes was slipping, saying recent market share losses were mostly due to its rejection of certain listings.
When GW Pharmaceuticals announced its fiscal third-quarter results on Monday, the company provided plenty of information about its performance during the quarter. However, it wasn’t any of the numbers in the update that caused this decline. Instead, one word caused investors’ disappointment.
For many weed stocks, the summer of 2017 hasn’t been what you’d call a scorcher. However, three marijuana stocks have sizzled this summer.
The North American Marijuana Index, a stock index that tracks the top performing cannabis stocks in the U.S. and Canada, increased 11% in July. This marks the first positive month for the North American Index since January.
If just a single clinical trial works in favor of Cara Therapeutics, it could regain everything it’s recently lost and possibly hit a $1 billion market cap.
Identifying companies in great financial health is important when investing in an industry like marijuana. That being said, the Canadian marijuana stocks on our list all have current ratios of at least 10x, and debt to equity ratios under 20%.
In mid-June home lawn and fertilizer care specialist The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) lowered its full-year fiscal 2017 outlook, citing a more than 10% drop in mass retail sales compared to the year-to-date checkpoint from the previous year. That was caused by challenging weather this spring in core markets across the United States.
The Creso Pharma Ltd (ASX: CPH) share price has been amongst the biggest movers on the market this morning. This morning the company revealed that it plans to expand into the Canadian market.
Over the trailing-12-month period through July 15, the average marijuana stock with a market cap in excess of $200 million — a dozen stocks in total, which excluded MedReleaf because it just went public a month ago — was up by 332%.
In total, four marijuana stocks jumped higher by at least 10% last week. Let’s take a brief look at some of these moves.
Few stocks have skyrocketed like Axim Biotechnologies. Last year, Axim ranked not only as the best marijuana stock in terms of overall performance, but also took the top spot among all biotech stocks.
Well, we have news for Canadian marijuana stock investors: There’s a new threat on the horizon, at least for our neighbors to the north.
Only 51 authorized licenses have been given to suppliers of medical marijuana in Canada. Canopy Growth Corporation holds four of them.