Monday’s Stocks Under 5 Cents Watchlist (DDDX, ILUS, IDEX, SIRC)

Introducing the Monday Penny Stock Watchlist, where we take a closer look at some active penny stocks trading under .05 that have caught investors attention.

In the world of stock trading, where investors are constantly on the lookout for promising opportunities, there’s a unique category of equities that often flies under the radar: penny stocks. These low-priced stocks, often trading for under 5 cents per share, have the potential to surprise the market with significant breakthroughs.

Today, we turn our attention to four captivating penny stocks that have recently captured the interest of traders.


Investors seeking exposure to the precision manufacturing sector should pay attention to 3DX Industries Inc. (OTC: DDDX). This company, operating under the radar, presents a compelling opportunity with its expertise in additive and subtractive manufacturing processes.

The global 3D printing market is on track to reach a staggering USD 98.31 billion by 2032, growing at an impressive CAGR of 18.92%. Several factors contribute to such exponential growth, including significant investments by governments and industry titans to support market expansion.

What sets DDDX Industries apart is their specialization in precision manufacturing. Equipped with state-of-the-art 3D Metal Printing Systems, Composite Printing equipment, and a range of CNC Precision Machining Centers, the company delivers outstanding results in prototype, production, and assembly services.

In 2022, the metals sector accounted for approximately 53% of global revenue in the 3D printing industry. 3DX Industries, with its advanced 3D metal printing systems and CNC precision machining centers, is well-positioned to leverage the lucrative opportunities in this sector.

A notable aspect of DDDX’s capabilities lies in their utilization of Binder Jetting technology. This innovative powder bed process selectively shapes metal particles using a binding agent, enabling the creation of intricate and fully functional components. Compared to traditional machining methods, this approach offers enhanced design flexibility, intricate geometries, and shorter lead times, providing cost advantages for both production and prototyping stages.

However, DDDX expertise extends beyond 3D printing. The company also boasts an impressive array of CNC machining centers capable of high-speed precision milling, catering to diverse specifications. Additionally, DDDX offers an in-house 3D Composite printer for smaller component, prototype, and production runs, providing a cost-effective and rapid turnaround option for clients.

As the demand for effective and affordable manufacturing solutions continues to rise in sectors like aerospace, automotive, and healthcare, DDDX finds itself in a favorable position. With their deep understanding of 3D metal printing, Binder Jetting technology, and CNC machining, the company is poised to capitalize on the ongoing growth in precision manufacturing.

The recent equipment upgrades announced by 3DX Industries add to the company’s allure. These upgrades encompass both hardware and software improvements within their 3D print lab, with the aim of significantly enhancing production efficiencies. By implementing the latest operating system and incorporating new print heads, valves, and common wear parts, 3DX Industries ensures the highest quality and efficiency in producing parts for current and future clients.

Roger Janssen, President and CEO of DDDX, emphasizes the continuous improvement in metal printing technology and processes. “Metal printing technology and processes are continually improving, and by implementing these hardware and software upgrades to our print lab and ancillary equipment, we will see improved efficiencies in production time, order flow, and powder reclamation. Mr. Janssen further comments, It is important to stay on the cutting edge of this technology as it evolves, and 3DX is committed to maintaining our position as a leader in the industry.”

Nicholas Coriano, VP of East Coast Operations for 3DX Industries, highlights that these quality additions position the company at the forefront of technology. “Investing in these quality additions gives us the opportunity to stay at the forefront of technology and service new and existing customers with the latest in metal printing technology. These upgrades allow us to offer our clients the very best in 3D metal printing services and solutions.”

3DX Industries presents an enticing investment opportunity in the precision manufacturing sector. With their specialization in additive and subtractive manufacturing, advanced 3D metal printing systems, and recent equipment upgrades, the company is well-positioned to capitalize on the exponential growth projected for the 3D printing market. Potential investors seeking exposure to this evolving landscape may want to add DDDX to their watchlist.


ILUS is a mergers and acquisitions company that focuses on acquiring and growing businesses in the public safety, industrial, defense, and renewable sectors.

Recent financial reports from the first quarter of 2023 indicate impressive growth for ILUS, with a remarkable 557% increase in revenue, a 44% rise in net profit, and a staggering 630% surge in the balance sheet compared to the previous year. These robust figures underscore the company’s progress, highlighting areas primed for expansion, optimization, and transformation.

ILUS International is set to make a major public announcement in early June 2023 regarding the uplisting of its first subsidiary to a national stock exchange. Additionally, the company plans to provide an update on the progress of the second subsidiary uplist following the successful 2022 annual results. These developments have garnered attention from Wall Street, resulting in an invitation for an interview on the NYSE floor.

The interview, scheduled for June 15th, 2023, will feature discussions on various topics, including the uplist status and benefits of Quality Industrial Corp. (OTC: QIND) to ILUS shareholders and the corporate bottom line. According to the company, ILUS International’s QB status and uplist to a national exchange, as well as current and future acquisitions, subsidiaries, and investment plans, will also be covered.

ILUS International continues to demonstrate rapid and sustainable growth, global reach, and a clear corporate roadmap. The forthcoming NYSE floor interview and the exclusive distribution agreement further solidify ILUS International’s position as a promising investment opportunity for those seeking exposure to the evolving sectors of public safety, industrial, defense, and renewables.


IDEX is a global company focused on accelerating the commercial adoption of electric vehicles EVs. Recently, the company has faced recent compliance challenges, receiving a notice from the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications department for non-compliance with filing the Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2023. Ideanomics is actively working to address this issue and ensure compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rules for continued listing.

In other news, back in May, Ideanomics’ subsidiary, US Hybrid, secured two follow-on orders for electric propulsion systems. These orders, valued at over $6 million, will be used for Department of Defense projects and specialty vehicles. US Hybrid’s electric and fuel cell propulsion systems have been deployed in buses, street sweepers, port vehicles, equipment, and Department of Defense initiatives across the country.

With 24 years of industry experience, US Hybrid continues to demonstrate its capabilities in providing innovative solutions to its customers. These recent orders are part of US Hybrid’s robust customer pipeline, which is expected to generate more than $50 million in sales over the next 12-18 months.

While Ideanomics faces challenges, it remains committed to its mission of advancing EV adoption. Investors should carefully evaluate the company’s progress, financial performance, and market conditions before making any investment decisions.


SIRC is a company that provides integrated solutions for solar power, roofing, and EV charging systems in North America. Recently, SIRC entered into an agreement with Continuation Capital, Inc. (CCI) to settle outstanding debts of $1,063,778.11 by issuing common stock.

In a shareholder update, SIRC emphasized its commitment to transparent communication and value creation for investors. The company is focused on organic growth, efficiency, and culture, with specific attention to its commercial and industrial pipeline, EV and small commercial divisions, and expanding services and financial divisions. SIRC aims to strengthen its balance sheet, secure strategic capital, and pursue growth opportunities.

Regarding project updates, the Calaway Farms project, featuring an 8 MW solar array, has completed the design phase and is expected to begin construction in the third or fourth quarter. The Lordsburg Green Hydrogen project is still in the development phase, with updates to be provided. PLEMCo, a subsidiary of SIRC, successfully completed the EVSE project at the Barstow Veterans Home and will begin a $600,000 EVSE project at Olive View Hospital. MacKay Roofing is nearing completion of a $1.4 million commercial contract and continues residential roofing projects. Milholland Solar has experienced a slight slowdown in California due to new regulations but has expanded battery installation crews and seeks growth in new markets.

SIRC’s shared services division, Balance, has shown significant growth in volumes, revenues, and profit margins. This is attributed to strong contractor relationships and the successful launch of SIRC’s new Finance Division. Further product launches are expected to enhance growth and cash flow.

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