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Green Thumb Industries Inc (OTCMKTS: GTBIF) Trading At Critical Support



Green Thumb Industries

Green Thumb Industries Inc (OTCMKTS: GTBIF) is flirting with key support from where it will likely post another leg higher in continuation of the emerging uptrend. An excellent start to the year saw the stock rally by more than 60% after a steep pullback late last year.

GTBIF Catalysts And Price Analysis

The trigger behind the recent upswing is an impressive earnings report for the full year ending December 31, 2018. The company delivering a 278% year-over-year increase in revenue all but continues to excite investors.

In the recent past, the Stock’s market sentiments have inched higher on the company positioning itself for robust sales growth, through retail network expansion. The company has continued to open new retail stores targeting some of the biggest and fastest growing cannabis marketplaces. Ohio and Florida are some of the states the company is targeting on as part of the expansion drive.

The stock taking a flight could as well signal strengthening investor confidence about the company’s long-term prospects in response to recent developments. A spike to the $16, a share level, has since attracted some short selling pressure resulting in the stock trading sideways in a tight trading range of between $16 and $13.

GTBIF Daily Chart

With the stock flirting with a critical support level, a spike higher in continuation of the uptrend that began early in the year could be in the offing. Standing in the way of the stock posting another leg higher is the short-term $16 resistance level.

A rally followed by a close above the $16 mark could result in the stock making a run for 52-week highs of $22. Conversely, failure to hold above the $13 mark could result in the stock edging lower, probably back to the $11 mark, seen as the next support level.

What Does Green Thumb Industries Do?

Green Thumb Industries is a cannabis-focused company engaged in the manufacturing, distribution, and sale of cannabis products.  The company offers cannabis flower, processed and packaged products as well as edibles and topical.R

Retail Network Expansion

While the stock has pulled lower in recent weeks, the pullback could as well be a minor correction pending further movements on the upside. One of the developments poised to fuel further upside action is the confirmation that the company is strengthening its operations in Ohio with the opening of two Rise stores.

The company intends to expand its national cannabis retail concept with the opening of the Rise Lorain and Rise Toledo stores in Ohio. The openings will take the company’s retail footprint to 18 stores with licenses to open an additional 77 locations.

“We are honored to be the first company to open up access to medical marijuana in Toledo and Lorain and be so warmly welcomed into these communities. Rise™ is focused on helping people exercise their right to wellness through meticulous customer care and a curated assortment of cannabis products that bring relief and improve the quality of daily life,” explained CEO Ben Kovler.

Ohio expansion comes on the heels of Green Thumb Industries opening its second retail location in Florida as it continues to strengthen its retail footprint across the country.  The Rise retail store located in Deerfield Beach will supplement the Company’s cannabis cultivation and production operations at a manufacturing facility in Homestead.

Retail network expansion is part of an effort of strengthening the company’s sales network buoyed by the success of last year. A 278% year-over-year increase in sales saw Green Thumb Industries deliver revenues of $62.5 million. For the full year the company generated an EBITDA of $2.7 million and an Adjusted EBITDA of $21.5 million.

Green Thumb Industries ended 2018 with current assets valued at $187.3 million. Cash and Cash equivalent as of the end of the year stood at $146 million. According to the CEO, the focus for 2019 is to execute on strategic priorities key among them being the establishment of a leading brand portfolio.  The management also intends to accelerate retail growth through new store openings in addition to consumer loyalty.

Bottom line

Green Thumb Industries impressive run in the market is set to continue despite the recent pullback. Underlying fundamentals depicted by robust revenue growth as well as the retail network expansion should continue to excite investors thus fuel further upside action.

A pullback lower might as well have presented an opportunity to buy a stock, with tremendous opportunity, at a discount.

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Neptune Wellness Solutions

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Fire & Flower Holdings

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