Top 5 things to know

A penny stock refers to a stock with a relatively low price and market capitalization. In India, stocks trading under Rs 10 are categorized as penny stocks.

These shares typically have a smaller shareholder base, wider bid-ask spreads, and limited information disclosure.

Due to their low liquidity, these stocks are susceptible to price manipulation. Large purchases of shares can cause price spikes, while selling off shares can lead to price declines.

Penny stocks exhibit heightened volatility, offering both increased potential for reward and heightened risk.

Due to the susceptibility to price manipulations, these stocks carry additional risks such as sudden delisting and regulatory scrutiny.