1 surging former penny stock to buy in 2022!

Penny stocks are often seen as risky investments. I like to look for these small-cap contrarian options for my holdings. One could be a diamond in the rough and offer me lucrative returns in the longer term. Here’s one pick I would add to my portfolio today. The Shoe Zone (LSE:SHOE) share price has been surging recently. As I write, the shares are trading for 1,42p. At time last year, the shares were very much in the penny stock category, trading for 51p. A return of 178% over 12 months is impressive. Shoe Zone is a men’s, women’s, and children’s shoe retailer with over 500 stores in the UK and Ireland, and employs 4,000 people. In light of the recent e-commerce boom, it also has an online store and offering which is vital to success due to the changing shopping habits of consumers as well as evolving technology. Retail and the high street have taken a beating over the past few years. Online disruptors to the retail market coupled with more choice have placed pressure on bricks-and-mortar retail. The tide seems to be turning somewhat, however. Recent economic conditions such as rising inflation and energy costs as well as the...

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