Let’s start real quick with what’s happening with BTC. As of Friday afternoon, the crypto is up 11.5% over the prior 24-hour period. That comes alongside a 21% increase in trading volume for the token.
That’s big news for fans of BTC as the crypto is now trading above $21,000 per token. It’s been a couple of weeks since Bitcoin last reached that price and traders are likely hoping the rally will continue over the weekend.
Considering Athena Bitcoin is so closely tied to the crypto as to have it in its name, it makes sense its shares would rally today as well. As of this writing, more than 58,000 shares of the company’s stock have changed hands. While that may not seem like much, the company’s daily average trading volume is only about 13,000 shares.
Of course, with such a low average trading volume, as well as a price sitting at around 55 cents per share, investors will want to be careful with ABIT stock. Those two factors put it firmly in the penny stock range. That means volatility is likely as traders can more easily influence its stock price.
ABIT stock is up 48.7% as of Friday afternoon.
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On the date of publication, William White did not have (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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