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Should You Buy iSpecimen (ISPC) Stock Following Its 78.2% Premarket Rally?

Simon Mugo trader
Updated 26 Nov 2021

iSpecimen Inc (NASDAQ: ISPC) stock price rallied 78.2% premarket as investors flocked to stocks that are likely to benefit from a surge in new coronavirus infections.

The biotech company’s share price started the week with a massive rally after the US government awarded it a contract to support advanced research on the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company provides specimens related to the coronavirus pandemic and other diseases to help researchers design better testing platforms.

iSpecimen has provided over 600 SARS-CoV-2-positive serum samples to the Us Centres for Disease Control and  Prevention and 100 negative serum samples since the COVID-19 pandemic started in 2020.

Investors bought iSpecimen stock since the company is likely to benefit from the emergence of the new, more dangerous variant of COVID-19 that many expect to trigger a new wave of lockdowns across the globe.

The company is likely to benefit from higher demand for its serum samples as governments and research organisations rush to get ahead of the new virus strain that threatens to erase all the gains made in controlling the pandemic.

When many people were preparing for a more normal life amid rising vaccination rates and the reopening of many economies, the latest twist in the pandemic threatens to derail the global economy significantly.

iSpecimen is one of a small number of stocks that have bucked the trend seen across most global stock indices that have fallen in the wake of the new virus that has seen investors flock to safe-haven assets such as bonds, gold and the US Dollar.

The biotech company is set to close the week much higher than last Friday’s closing price, which left it trading at $4.95. Its weekly gains stood at 791% at the time of publishing.

*This is not investment advice. Always do your due diligence before making investment decisions.

iSpecimen stock price.

Tradingview chart of iSpecimen stock price 26-11-2021
Source: Tradingview

iSpecimen stock price rallied 78.23% to trade at $18.18, rising from Thursday’s closing price of $10.20.

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Simon has over six years of professional trading experience across FX, commodities and equities. He has a strong passion for financial markets and is particularly focused on price action trading