Biotech Co. To Receive 66% Funding From UK Gov.
Source: Clive Maund
August 18, 2022 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Expert Clive Maund reviews the latest update with Awakn Life Sciences Corp., including its recent rise in stock volume and the announcement that the company is to receive 66% funding support from the UK government for the development of its ketamine-assisted therapy treatment for alcohol use disorders.
Awakn Life Sciences Corp. (AWKN:NEO; AWKNF:OTCQB) was the subject of an email alert before the opening yesterday that read as follows...
"There is big news out on AWAKN this morning that is thought likely to get the stock moving. The chart shows that, after its retreat of recent weeks, it may be double bottoming with its late June lows. Rated an immediate speculative buy at or soon after the open this morning. We will review its chart later in an article with links to the news.
Awaken Life Sciences Corp. closed at CA$0.53, $0.42 on 12th August."
In the event the stock opened up CA$0.02 but then went on to close up CA$0.09 cents for a good percentage gain on the day, so it was worth buying it early. The reason that the stock rose in big volume was the big news that Awakn licensed AUD therapy treatment to Revitalist and the stock started to turn last month in anticipation of the very positive news that the company is to receive 66% funding support from the UK government for the development of its ketamine-assisted therapy treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD). This big government support for a Phase 3 trial is believed to be a "first."
Here is an article that provides fundamental background on the company entitled Healthcare Co. Enters US Alcohol Addiction Treatment Market. Amongst the points of interest in this article, we see that there are 27 million shares in issue, and importantly all but 6 million of these are tightly held. Another positive is that the company is aiming to get listed on the NASDAQ market, which will, of course, broaden its appeal.
One potentially worrying point is that it indicates that the company will soon need to raise money, but with regards to this, the price of any funding is likely to be close to the current stock price, and it is thought likely that it will be oversubscribed, and the prospect of funding may explain the current low price of the stock, a situation which is therefore thought to present a buying opportunity.
Another brief but interesting article on the company appeared just yesterday entitled Co. Pursuing Ketamine for Addition Forms Partnership.
On the latest 14-month chart, we can see that we were a little too enthusiastic about buying it at about CA$0.70 at the time of the July news release as it then went on to react back toward its early July lows, so it seems it wanted to make a Double Bottom with those lows.
It didn't quite get to these lows and now doesn't look like it will after yesterday's good news and rally. However, it now looks like we bought it again at a very good point yesterday after the open as it closed well up on big volume, and it is worth noting that it rose on its biggest volume since January on the U.S. market.
As we can see, it is now within a whisker of breaking out of the downtrend in force from last November through January, and yesterday's price/volume action suggests that it will soon do so.
In conclusion, a glance at the chart shows that there is still everything to go for with AWAKN as it is now in a position to break out of its downtrend into a new bull market, and since it closed off its highs yesterday, it is still at a very good entry point, and thus it continues to be rated a strong buy here.
AWKN Life Sciences Corp website.
AWKN Life Sciences Corp. closed at CA$0.62, $0.53 on August 15, 2022.
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