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University General Health System, Inc. (UGHS)
FeedBlitz reported last week on University General Health System, Inc. (UGHS), Greenbackers and SmallCapVoice did earlier, and we are highlighting the Company as "One to Watch" this week here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
University General Health System, Inc. is a diversified, integrated multi-specialty health care provider. The Company delivers concierge physician and patient-oriented services. Currently, they operate two hospitals, located in Houston, Texas and Dallas, Texas, two ambulatory surgical centers, diagnostic imaging, sports rehab, and physical therapy clinics, two sleep clinics, and a hyperbaric wound care center in the Houston area. University General has their headquarters in Houston, Texas.
The Company also owns three senior living facilities and manages six senior living facilities. In addition, University General owns a Support Services company that provides revenue cycle and facilities management services. Their current business was founded in 2005 to establish University General Hospital in Houston, Texas (UGH), a 69-bed physician-owned general acute care hospital. UGH provides inpatient, outpatient and ancillary services. These include inpatient surgery, outpatient surgery, heart catheterization procedures, physical therapy, diagnostic imaging and respiratory therapy. UGH provides 24-7 emergency services and comprehensive inpatient services including critical care and cardiovascular services.
University General's business model involves the acquisition of acute care "host" hospitals and the development and operation of regional health networks within a defined radius of each host hospital that can provide services under University General's acute care licenses. These regional health networks and ancillary services will reflect a vertically integrated, diversified system that will include provider-based "Hospital Outpatient Departments" (HOPDs) of the host hospitals and may consist of Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Free-Standing Emergency Rooms, Free-Standing Procedure Facilities, Diagnostic Imaging Treatment Facilities, HBOT/Wound Care Centers, and/or other ancillary service providers.
Recently, University General Health System announced that they executed agreements to acquire an interest in approximately 31 acres of undeveloped land from Musgrave-Grohman, Ltd. to establish a multi-purpose medical complex on Pearland Parkway in Pearland, Texas. Musgrave-Grohman is an Abilene, Texas-based real estate developer.
The anticipation is that the Pearland complex will include a 50-bed general acute care hospital, a full-service 10-bed emergency room, an 8-bed intensive care unit, four operating rooms, and an endoscopy and cardiac catheter lab. The complex is also expected to include a 50,000 square-foot medical office building. Furthermore, current plans include a 42-unit memory care facility to complement University General's 80-unit Trinity Oaks senior living community on Pearland Parkway.
We're tracking University General Health System, Inc. (UGHS) on our radar screens as "One to Watch" this week, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
University General Health System, Inc. (UGHS), closed Monday's trading session at $0.38, down 1.30%, on 186,920 volume with 14 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 183,447 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.18/$0.50.
AMP Holding, Inc. (AMPD)
OTCPicks, Nebula Stocks, and Stock Brain reported earlier on AMP Holding, Inc. (AMPD), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Headquartered in Loveland, Ohio, AMP Holding, Inc. is a plug-in electric drive motor vehicle manufacturer. The Company's focus is on the electrification of fleet vehicles, including medium-duty class 3-6 trucks and vans. AMP's team consists of top automotive industry veterans and business executives. Founded in 2007, AMP Holding's shares trade on the OTC Bulletin Board.
A development stage company, AMP focuses on the design, marketing, and sale of modified automobiles and commercial trucks with an all electric drivetrain and battery system. Their electric drivetrain and battery system allows the vehicle to perform similar to the original vehicle with no emissions or burning of fossil fuels.
AMP converts existing internal combustion engine based vehicles to all electric powertrains. The Company uses proven vehicles known for quality and safety. A team of experts replaces the gasoline-engine powertrains with unique components for 100 percent all-electric performance. The rest of the vehicle stays the same with the entire original factory accessories maintained.
The innovative e-Dual Direct Drive™ system replaces the traditional powertrain only, and leaves behind the safety and comfort features drivers are used to. The Company provides original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with their designed and integrated modular electric components. In addition, they provide electric powertrain engineering to end-users.
Earlier this month, AMP and Momentum Dynamics Corp., jointly announced successful initial testing of an all-electric step van for Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority (BARTA). Momentum Dynamics is a leader in wireless high-power electronics. BARTA is the first major transportation authority in Pennsylvania to deploy fully electric vehicles. They are the first in the United States to deploy electric paratransit vehicles.
This is the first step of a development agreement between AMP and Momentum for the BARTA project. BARTA and their Board of Directors approved a purchasing agreement ordering two electric vehicles from AMP. AMP is converting existing fleet BARTA vehicles. Therefore, the project allows BARTA the efficiencies of recycling older vehicles. Momentum Dynamics, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania -- Department of Environmental Protection, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, are funding the BARTA project.
AMP Holding, Inc. (AMPD), closed Monday's trading session at $0.121, up 0.83%, on 46,666 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 36,161 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0801/$0.40.
Nova Mining Corp. (NVMN)
PennyTrader Publisher reported earlier on Nova Mining Corp. (NVMN), and we are highlighting the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
A Nevada company, Nova Mining Corp. seeks and mines Lithium. Incorporated on December 29, 2005, the Company is currently concentrating their efforts on securing Lithium mining opportunities, operating mines and supplies. Nova Mining has secured the Lithium production of three licensed Lithium mining fields in Mongolia - located in Bayankhongor, Dornogobi and Dundgobi. Nova has their headquarters in San Antonio, Texas; the Company lists on the OTC Bulletin Board.
Nova Mining looks for the most potentially lucrative mining projects, supplies and sales of strategic high-demand minerals, such as lithium, as part of their aggressive economic business model. In September 2012, Nova announced that they received a letter of recognition and support of their distinctive mining methods from the Mongolian Institute for Geopolitical Studies. Doctor Choinkhor Jalbuu, who is the Chairman of the Institute's Academic Board and former Ambassador from Mongolia to the United States, signed the letter. Nova Mining Management views the letter of significant value, as they believe that Mongolia is a valuable strategic location for Asian supplies of lithium.
The Company's Bayankhongor license is good through 2013; the
Dornogobi license is good through 2015, and the Duridgobi license is good through 2016. In August 2012, Nova Mining announced that the Company received a third-party estimate of the commercially recoverable lithium deposits located on the Bayankhongor mining property in excess of $12 Billion USD at current market prices.
Nova Mining executed an Option Agreement with Natural Resources Recovery Guyana (NRRG) relating to their promising mining concessions in the northeast corner of Guyana. With the Option Agreement, Nova is currently proceeding through due diligence on the concessions while the parties negotiate the terms of the final Investment & Profit Sharing Agreement covering NRGG's five concessions totaling 2,567 hectares of land. NRRG is a recognized mining business concerned with principal operations in Guyana.
Nova's mining assets also include the Bittern Lake Project in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada. This Project consists of one claim of 256 hectares. The property is in good standing with Saskatchewan Energy and resources (SER). All documents, permits and fees are current.
Nova Mining Corp. (NVMN), closed Monday's trading session at $0.10, down 4.76%, on 16,820 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 24,572 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.025/$1.79.
PolyMedix, Inc. (PYMX)
Real Pennies and SmallCapVoice reported earlier on PolyMedix, Inc. (PYMX), and today we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
PolyMedix, Inc. is a clinical stage biotechnology company based in Radnor, Pennsylvania. The Company is developing a new class of antibiotics (defensin-mimetics) for the treatment of serious, life-threatening infections that often develop resistance to currently available antibiotics. The design of PolyMedix's compounds is to imitate the mechanism of action of host defense proteins, which contribute to natural human immunity. The Company lists on the OTCBB.
PolyMedix's compounds have been internally discovered using a proprietary drug design technology. The design of their lead antibiotic compound, brilacidin (formerly PMX-30063), is to exploit a method of bacterial cell killing, via biophysical membrane attack, against which bacteria have not shown development of resistance in multiple preclinical studies. Brilacidin showed efficacy similar to an active control. It was safely administered in a Phase 2 clinical trial in patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) caused by Staph aureus bacteria (including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)).
PolyMedix has plans to initiate a Phase 2B dose optimization study with brilacidin in ABSSSI patients. The Company also has plans to develop brilacidin as a topical treatment for oral mucositis. PolyMedix has internally developed an extensive pipeline of compounds including other defensin-mimetic antimicrobial compounds for other infectious diseases such as Gram-negative pathogens, fungal infections, and malaria; PolyCides®, antimicrobial additives to materials to create self-sterilizing products and surfaces; and delparantag (formerly PMX-60056), an anticoagulant reversing agent.
Concerning Brilacidin (formerly PMX-30063) in patients with ABSSSI, PolyMedix's clinical team, together with Dr. Paul Ambrose and the Institute for Clinical Pharmacodynamics, completed their pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) modeling. It analyzed the drug concentrations and clinical outcomes from the Phase 2 study and previous clinical and pre-clinical studies. This information was used to select doses for the planned Phase 2B study.
Based on the results of this analysis, the Company's plan is to study three brilacidin dosing regimens administering between 0.6 and 1.2 mg/kg over 1 to 3 days. The PK/PD modeling of the doses planned for the Phase 2B study predicts a high probability of efficacy and a low probability of blood pressure related adverse events. PolyMedix believes that a short course of antibiotic therapy could have major advantages to patients, physicians, public health and payers.
In November 2012, PolyMedix announced that they had a Type B meeting with the Division of Anti-Infective Products of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Due to the meeting, the Company has direction regarding the design and conduct of their planned Phase 2B dose-optimization clinical trial using brilacidin for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) caused by Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA) and Streptococcus pyogenes. Subject to the availability of adequate cash resources, PolyMedix plans to initiate the Phase 2B dose-optimization study in early 2013.
PolyMedix, Inc. (PYMX), closed Monday's trading session at $0.13, up 13.04%, on 371,223 volume with 36 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 232,568 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.06/$1.50.
Altai Resources, Inc. (ATI.V)
Today we are reporting on Altai Resources, Inc. (ATI.V), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Altai Resources, Inc. is a resource company that lists on the TSX Venture Exchange. The Company has oil and gas and gold properties in Canada. Altai operates as a junior natural resource exploration enterprise. Founded in 1955, Altai Resources has their headquarters in Toronto, Ontario.
The Company holds a large, non-joint ventured, land package with 100 percent interest in the heart of the St. Lawrence Lowlands Utica Shale gas play in Quebec. This is the Sorel-Trois Rivières natural gas property of five permits aggregating to 68,483 hectares (169,221 acres), with major potential for hydrocarbon production and storage.
The property is on the banks of the St. Lawrence River approximately 50 km northeast of Montreal, between the municipalities of Contrecœur and Trois Rivières. Assorted elements of natural gas pipeline infrastructure are present on or immediately adjacent to the property. This includes several Gaz Métro high-pressure systems on the south shore of the St. Lawrence and the Trans-Quebec Maritimes (TQM) system on the north shore.
In addition, Altai Resources retains a 15 percent gross royalty in the adjoining permit of 12,334 hectares (30,477 acres) held by Talisman Energy Canada, and a 50 percent joint venture interest in the Malartic gold property in the Val d'Or area, Quebec. The Malartic property consists of 120 hectares (300 acres).
Earlier this month, Altai Resources reported that the transaction for the acquisition of part interest in the Cessford Oil property, central Alberta was finalized in December 2012. This is Altai's first venture into conventional oil exploration and production in Alberta as the Company diversifies their portfolio of investment.
Project performance from April 1 to October 1, 2012 - for which the operator has reported the results - indicates that cash flow from this project is sufficient to pay for Altai Resources' overhead expenses. This excludes the legacy costs of the Montreal, Quebec office that was closed in May of 2012. The Company is still paying for that office's leases of premises and equipment until February 2014.
Altai Resources, Inc. (ATI.V), closed Monday's trading session at $0.075, up 7.14%, on 22,000 volume. The stock's 52-week low/high is $0.06/$0.15.
Anchor Funding Services, Inc. (AFNG)
SmallCapVoice and Stock Guru reported previously on Anchor Funding Services, Inc. (AFNG), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Trading on the OTC Bulletin Board, Anchor Funding Services, Inc. provides inventive accounts receivable (AR) funding, purchase order financing and credit management services to small and mid-size U.S. businesses. Founded in 2003, Anchor Funding Services has their operations office in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Company has their Executive and Sales Office in Boca Raton, Florida.
The basis of the Company's funding program is upon the creditworthiness of accounts receivable. Their program provides fast and flexible financing to support small businesses' daily working capital requirements. Anchor provides their services to clients across the U.S. The Company indicates that they may expand their services globally in the future.
They plan to achieve their growth objectives through a combination of strategic and add-on acquisitions of other factoring and related specialty finance firms that serve small businesses in the U.S. and Canada and internal growth by way of diverse marketing initiatives
Anchor Funding Services' business objective is to create a well-recognized, national financial services firm for small businesses providing accounts receivable funding (factoring), outsourcing of accounts receivable management including collections and the risk of customer default and other specialty finance products. These include, but are not limited to, purchase order funding and government contract funding.
In addition, for certain service businesses, the Company provides back office support. This includes payroll, payroll tax compliance and invoice processing services. Anchor Funding Services customers include commercial janitorial, transportation, medical staffing, and Information Technology (IT) consulting companies. Customers also include importers/distributors of after-market auto parts and distributors of plastics.
In November 2012, Anchor Funding Services announced their results of operations for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2012. They reported that third quarter 2012 finance revenues increased to $677,313 in comparison to $561,014 for the comparable period of the prior year; this represents a 20.7 percent increase. The Company reported that finance revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 increased to $1,932,558, in comparison to $1,880,154 for the comparable period of the prior year; this represents a 2.8 percent increase.
Increased business from new and existing clients resulted in net income for the three months ended September 30, 2012 of $111,018 in comparison to $61,448 for the comparable period of the prior year. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 was $316,387 in comparison to $251,981 for the comparable period of the year prior.
Anchor Funding Services, Inc. (AFNG), closed Monday's trading session at $0.251, up 151.00%, on 10,500 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 2,310 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.05/$0.70.
Pacific Rim Mining Corp. (PFRMF)
Today we are reporting on Pacific Rim Mining Corp. (PFRMF), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Founded in 1985, Pacific Rim Mining Corp. is an exploration company focusing on high grade, environmentally clean gold deposits in the Americas. Their most advanced asset is the vein-hosted El Dorado gold project in El Salvador, where they additionally own several grassroots gold projects. Pacific Rim Mining has their corporate headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company lists on the OTC Market's OTCQX International and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol PMU.TO.
Pacific Rim Mining concentrates their exploration efforts on epithermal gold deposits in the Americas because of their normally high gold and silver grades, low environmental risk and proclivity to occur in veins that can be mined underground. The Company's El Dorado gold project in El Salvador is their most advanced exploration asset and has received the bulk of the Company's exploration efforts over the past 10 years.
Pacific Rim additionally holds a joint venture option on the Hog Ranch epithermal gold project in Nevada. They hold an option to earn a 65 percent interest in the Hog Ranch gold property. The Company selected targets for, and recently received a permit to conduct, a Phase 1 drill program on the Hog Ranch property. Pacific Rim Mining is actively pursuing additional exploration opportunities elsewhere in the Americas.
The Company's business activity focuses on three main priorities - resolution of the El Dorado project permitting impasse including legal recourse, exploration of the Hog Ranch gold project and generation of new project opportunities. The El Dorado project is the subject of an arbitration claim being heard at the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) at the World Bank.
During Q1 2013, the Arbitration was given permission by ICSID to proceed, under the Investment Law of El Salvador, to its final phase where the merits of the claim will be addressed at ICSID headquarters in Washington, DC. Despite the ongoing legal action, Pacific Rim Mining continues to look for a negotiated resolution to the El Dorado permitting impasse and to resuming their advancement of the El Dorado project.
Pacific Rim Mining Corp. (PFRMF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.07, up 3.09%, on 52,360 volume with 7 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 34,929 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.05/$0.161.
Old Second Bancorp, Inc. (OSBC)
SmarTrend Newsletters reported last week on Old Second Bancorp, Inc. (OSBC), Wall Street Resources, Penny Stock Rumble, Stock Fortune Teller, CoolPennyStocks, BullRally, Stock Rich, HotOTC, Stock Traders Chat did earlier, and we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Old Second Bancorp, Inc. is a financial services company whose shares trade on the OTC Bulletin Board. They operate as the bank holding company for Old Second National Bank. The Bank is a national banking organization headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. They provide commercial and retail banking services, and a full suite of trust and wealth management services. Old Second Bancorp lists on the NASDAQ Global Select market.
The Company has offices located in Cook, Kane, Kendall, DeKalb, DuPage, LaSalle and Will counties in Illinois. Old Second Bancorp was founded in 1982. Their flagship bank, Old Second National Bank was founded in 1871.
Old Second Bancorp provides demand, NOW, money market, savings, time deposit, and individual retirement and Keogh deposit accounts. They also provide commercial, industrial, consumer and real estate lending, including installment loans, student loans, agricultural loans, lines of credit and overdraft checking. Furthermore, they provide safe deposit operations; trust services, and wealth management services.
In addition, their services include the acquisition of U.S. Treasury notes and bonds, the sale of traveler's checks, money orders, cashier's checks and foreign currency, direct deposit, discount brokerage, debit cards, credit cards, and other special services. The Bank also originates residential mortgages. They offer an extensive range of products such as conventional, government, and jumbo loans. Secondary marketing of those mortgages is handled at the Bank.
Old Second Bancorp also offers a complete portfolio of electronic banking services. This includes Internet banking and corporate cash management including remote deposit capture. They make Commercial and Consumer loans to corporations, partnerships and individuals, mainly on a secured basis. Commercial lending focuses on business, capital, construction, inventory and real estate lending. Installment lending includes direct and indirect loans to consumers and commercial customers.
Moreover, the Bank provides a wide spectrum of trust, investment, agency, and custodial services for individual, corporate, and not-for-profit clients. These services include the administration of estates and personal trusts and the management of investment accounts for individuals, employee benefit plans, and charitable foundations.
Old Second Bancorp, Inc. (OSBC), closed Monday's trading session at $1.702, up 5.71%, on 56,400 volume with 121 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 16,761 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.10/$1.98.
VIASPACE, Inc. (VSPC)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight VIASPACE, Inc. (VSPC). Today, VIASPACE, Inc. closed trading at $0.0129, up 3.20%, on 1,962,859 volume with 34 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 770,047, and its 52-week low/high is $0.0013/$0.015.
VIASPACE, Inc. reported signage of a project agreement today, as well as the reception of initial funding, with Selectra CC out of Johannesburg, South Africa. CEO of VSPC, Dr. Carl Kukkonen, personally accompanied the delivery and helped to supervise the first planting, staying on hand to do several rounds of business meetings with Selectra and their partners, as the market in South Africa accessible via this leading developer of sustainable bioenergy projects is quite vast. The initial project will make good use of reclaimed mining land and plans are to utilize a similar approach moving forward on more of the such land, which is quite abundant due to high levels of mining activity, in essence killing two birds with one stone.
VIASPACE, Inc. (VSPC) is focused on growing renewable Giant King™ Grass as a low-carbon fuel for clean electricity generation and environmentally friendly energy pellets, as well as a feedstock for bio-methane production, green cellulosic biofuels, biochemical, and biomaterials. A high-yield, low-cost feedstock, Giant King Grass meets the cost targets of green energy applications while maintaining a carbon neutral profile.
The highest yielding biomass crop in the world, Giant King Grass can grow in a variety of soil conditions and does not compete with food crops. Once Giant King Grass is established, it can be harvested at 3-5 feet tall every 45 to 60 days or at 14 feet tall twice a year. This incredibly high rate of growth provides a continual supply of biomass year-round, enabling strategically located power plants to operate 24 hours a day regardless of the current season.
VIASPACE provides Giant King™ Grass seedlings and technical expertise to qualified projects. The company also plans to serve as a project developer or co-developer for power plant or pellet mill projects, together with local partners that have land and require electricity, heat, pellets, biogas, or biofuels. VIASPACE and its partners are capable of delivering an integrated Giant King Grass plantation and biomass power plant project in just 24 months.
The excellent energy characteristics of Giant King Grass and its ability to be harvested multiple times each year enable and energy output yield that is much higher than other crops . This superior feedstock offers material productivity benefits at remarkable costs for energy production, biofuels, and biomaterials. Giant King Grass is currently being grown in the United States, Virgin Islands, China, and other areas. Disclaimer
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VIASPACE, Inc. News:
VIASPACE Signs Project Agreement and Growing Giant King Grass in South Africa
VIASPACE Giant King Grass Energy Crop Growing in Hawaii
VIASPACE CEO Invited to Speak At EUEC2013 Conference and Company to Feature GiantKing™ Grass in Exhibit Hall
Loans4Less.com, Inc. (LFLS)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Loans4Less.com, Inc. (LFLS). Today, Loans4Less.com, Inc. closed trading at $0.08, even with yesterday's close. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 7,764, and its 52-week low/high is $0.01/$0.39.
Loans4Less.com, Inc. was excited to report engagement of SEC Auditing & Reporting, Corporate Tax, and Sarbanes-Oxley specialist firm, KMJ Corbin & Company today, for the purposes of a comprehensive financial audit. Chairman and President of LFLS, Steven M. Hershman, emphasized that the company's primary focus for 2013 will be to expand the Loans4Less.com platform into additional states and expressed the overarching drive at LFLS to transmit transparency and credibility to markets via this audit.
Loans4Less.com, Inc. (LFLS) is an online mortgage broker which matches qualified individuals seeking mortgage loans with suitable lenders who offer the company a competitive wholesale lending program. Maintaining an A+ TrustLink rating with the Better Business Bureau, the company provides competitive rates, terms, costs, daily updates, extensive market information, and trusted first-class service to the public.
Leveraging its portfolio of 62 different web domains, Loans4Less.com is focused on developing a national consumer platform for conforming residential mortgage programs and implementation of other consumer loan programs via operating providers. The company's expansion strategy includes rapidly growing revenues through strategic and cost-effective advertising, licensing, and/or third party agreements that build national recognition of the Loans4Less® brand.
The management team has accumulated many years of experience in the real estate and financial services sectors. This combination of expertise provides the knowledge and foresight necessary to get the best results for the company and their thousands of loyal clients. The team skillfully navigated through the credit crisis that destroyed much of their competition, putting the company in a stronger position to increase market share.
Loans4Less.com is not exposed to the risks and/or problems that are associated with sub-prime lending. Having never defaulting on an obligation or been involved in any litigation, the company is poised for rapid growth in today's low interest rate environment with its industry leading reputation and well established relationships with respected lenders. Disclaimer
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Loans4Less.com, Inc. News:
Loans4Less.com, Inc. Engages CPA Firm to Audit Financials
Loans4Less.com, Inc. Provides Preliminary Financial Results for Year Ended December, 31 2012
Loans4Less.com, Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2012
Bergamo Acquisition Corp. (BGMO)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Bergamo Acquisition Corp. (BGMO). Today, Bergamo Acquisition Corp. closed trading at $0.045, up 56.25%, on 679,216 volume with 28 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 246,380, and its 52-week low/high is $0.01/$0.07.
Bergamo Acquisition Corp. (BGMO) is a global investor targeting a diversified portfolio of large corporate and middle-market companies for sole acquisition and co-investment alongside other sophisticated investors such as private equity funds, hedge funds, investment banks, and other institutions. The company has engaged investments in financial instruments and companies worldwide.
Alternative energy is a key focus of the company. Bergamo Acquisition has developed solar generators for cell phone towers, solar generators for home and industry applications, and solar operated tube well water pumping systems to meet the vast needs of emerging markets. The company’s turnkey solutions help developers, utilities, water districts, power plant owners, and industrial customers diversify their existing generation portfolio.
Bergamo Acquisition executes energy projects from concept through completion, offering design, construction management, and facility maintenance services. Together with pre-designed and packaged Balance of Plant and standardized Power Plant Control Modules, the company enables rapid project commissioning and provides an optimum balance between capital cost, plant performance, and operational and maintenance expenses.
The company’s technical team has been working with government officials, manufactures, and importers in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East to introduce its state-of-the-art technology. Investable funds are already in place to pursue investment opportunities in these and other countries. Bergamo Acquisition relies on its extensive network within the global institutional investment and banking industries to source the best opportunities. Disclaimer
Bergamo Acquisition Corp. Company Blog
Bergamo Acquisition Corp. News:
Bergamo Acquisition Corp. Signs Investment Agreement
Bergamo Acquisition Achieves Current Information Status on OTC Markets
Bergamo Acquisition’s CEO Does Radio Interview - Provides Update
Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH). Today, Consorteum Holdings, Inc. closed trading at $0.014, up 12.00%, on 41,531 volume with 7 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 111,476, and its 52-week low/high is $0.001/$0.02.
Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) utilizes the most technically advanced global solutions available today. By working with a multitude of global technologies, Consorteum is able to create customized programs for maximum results. This approach enables unparalleled flexibility when sourcing solutions, resulting in smarter, faster deployment of technologies, competitive pricing, and potential for new streams of revenue.
Through its exclusive software license with Tarsin Inc., the company leverages a team of software developers that understands the complexities of delivering digital media content across mobile handsets. Tarsin is capable of providing clients with integration and support for over 700 mobile carriers globally on a seamless and secure platform to take advantage of the increasing demand for rich mobile content.
Consorteum's flagship CAPSA technology platform brings a universal solution to the problems of wagering and betting on mobile devices. Multiple different operating systems, user interfaces, and form factors have created enormous barriers to launching commercial initiatives. But with CAPSA, gaming operators can now cost-effectively monetize innovative mobile wagering products and services quickly and robustly.
In addition to its mobile initiatives, Consorteum is also actively engaged in the financial industry, providing MasterCard solutions as well as loyalty and reward programs. The company has strategically designed its business initiatives to create repetitive transactions on an ongoing basis. Consorteum's goal is to have their customers think of them more as partners, rather than just technology providers, for longer-lasting, more profitable relationships. Disclaimer
Consorteum Holdings, Inc. Company Blog
Consorteum Holdings, Inc. News:
Consorteum Holdings Files Form 10-K Report With the Securities and Exchange Commission
CORRECTION -- Tarsin, a Leader in Secure Mobile Platform Technology, Forges New Frontiers in Mobile Gaming
Tarsin, a Leader in Secure Mobile Platform Technology, Forges New Frontiers in Mobile Gaming
Today before the opening bell, VIASPACE announced that it has entered a project agreement and received initial funding from Selectra CC of Johannesburg South Africa. Dr. Carl Kukkonen, VIASPACE CEO, delivered Giant King™ Grass (GKG) to South Africa, supervised the first planting, and held business meetings with Selectra and their partners.
A leading developer of sustainable bioenergy projects in Africa, Selectra sought out Giant King Grass as a dedicated energy crop. According to today’s press release, Selectra is considering both biogas and direct combustion biomass power plants. VIASPACE and Selectra could join forces on other projects in the future.
Selectra secured an import permit from the South African government for the high-yield energy crop. US agriculture officials inspected the VIASPACE nursery in California and witnessed the treatment required by South Africa. The government then issued the phytosanitary certificate stating that the Giant King Grass was free of disease and pests.
The first project from Selectra is to produce energy on land that has been affected by mining in South Africa. There are thousands of hectares of “mine dumps” or more correctly stated slimes dams and mine tailings (the footprint that remains after a slimes dam has been removed for further processing).
Giant King Grass is a candidate crop to remediate mine affected land through the removal of heavy metals by phytoremediation and by returning organic matter into the tailings to make soil. The crop could also reduce dust and erosion on the slimes dams and, as a result, contribute to better health for local communities. Giant King Grass promises to be a truly sustainable solution as the grass is then harvested for bioenergy applications, offsetting the costs of the program.
“South Africa has a good climate for Giant King Grass and we are pleased to be working with Selectra,” said Dr. Carl Kukkonen. “We are certain that Giant King Grass will grow well on the unmined land, and are hopeful about the prospects for bio remediation of the mine dumps and tailings. The Giant King Grass test plantings will tell us whether Giant King Grass will grow on dumps and tailings or not. We cannot guarantee the results, but if Giant King Grass can be successfully grown on mine affected land, this will represent another very large market.”
Selectra Commercial Director Dwight Rosslee added, “We have grown beets and sorghum on the tailings dams. These are annual crops. We believe that Giant King Grass will have significant advantages because it is a perennial crop that does not require replanting every year, and the root system will deposit organic matter into the soil. If it is successful, we plan to build a biomass power plant to generate electricity from the Giant King Grass. We will have taken a major environmental problem and turned it into a major asset.”
VIASPACE Chairman, Dr. Kevin Schewe, commented, “We are genuinely excited about our project with Selectra in South Africa to grow GKG on unmined lands and the new possibility of expanding the role of Giant King Grass for the purpose of phytoremediation and linking that process to carbon neutral bioenergy production. The African Continent represents a large and important market for VIASPACE. We are now growing Giant King Grass and are actively engaged in Africa, Myanmar, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Central America, the United States and elsewhere. We have many exciting projects in various stages of development and we will continue to announce the details of those deals according to our clients’ timelines and schedules. Our business is beginning to build upon itself as new clients are regularly contacting us with new projects to evaluate and consider. We are working hard to build a robust and recurring revenue stream to make this company a global leader in the green energy business sector.”
For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.VIASPACE.com
Loans4Less.com today announced that it has engaged the CPA firm KMJ Corbin & Co. to audit its financials. KMJ Corbin specializes in SEC Auditing & Reporting, Corporate Tax, and Sarbanes-Oxley services.
Loans4Less.com is a publicly traded online mortgage loan brokerage focused on becoming a national loan origination platform for standard “A” paper conforming residential mortgage programs. The company is also prioritizing a brand building strategy by growing revenues via cost effective advertising and expanding into more U.S. states to maximize shareholder values. The company maintains an A+ TrustLink rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Loans4Less.com also reported today that the company has recently added an automated Guaranteed Closing Cost Calculator feature to its website that will help consumers view their respective non-recurring closing costs as associated with various specific interest rate choices. Loans4Less.com promises future functionality to its website.
Steven M. Hershman, chairman and president of Loans4Less.com, said, “Our main focus this year is to expand the Loans4Less.com platform into additional states. Loans4Less is proceeding with a financial audit which we believe will add credibility and establish a more transparent foundation for us to raise capital. The company is profitable; however, increasing investor interest is anticipated to accelerate the implementation of our growth initiatives.”
For more information, visit www.loans4less.com
FalconStor Software, a market leader in disk-based data protection, recently announced that Louis J. Petrucelly has been selected as a recipient of the Long Island Business News 40 Under 40 Award for 2013. Petrucelly currently serves as FalconStor’s Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, and Treasurer. The award ceremony was held at a gala event on January 24th.
Marking the 15th anniversary of the annual 40 Under 40 Award ceremony, this program serves as a salute to 40 men and women who have achieved success in business before the age of 40. Having a proven track record of career success, recipients of the award are involved in mentioning others and promoting their profession and who give back to their communities.
“The honor accorded to Lou by this year’s 40 Under 40 Award program is well deserved, as it recognizes the Island’s best and brightest for their exceptional business accomplishments and community involvement,” commented Jim McNiel, president and CEO of FalconStor. “For more than five years, Lou has demonstrated his financial acumen and dedication while serving as a key member of the FalconStor finance team. Lou’s leadership and ongoing contributions to the company are appreciated by his colleagues and staff, and we all congratulate him for his success.”
“This award is an honor I share with an impressive group of Long Island business professionals I am pleased to count as my colleagues,” stated Petrucelly. “I would like to acknowledge the exceptional people who have helped me all along the way to achieve my personal and professional goals. My special thanks go to the entire FalconStor team, with whom I have been proud to serve during the most rewarding years of my career.”
Following his promotion to Vice President of Finance and appointment to treasurer and acting CFO in May 2012, Petrucelly, age 38, was named Chief Financial Officer in August 2012. Petrucelly initially joined FalconStor in 2007 as the company’s director of financial reporting. By 2008, Petrucelly had been promoted to Director of Finance, serving in this role until his promotion this year. Prior to joining FalconStor, Petrucelly worked for Granite Broadcasting Corporation as the corporate controller. He also held several senior management positions with PASSUR Aerospace, Inc., including Chief Financial Officer. Petrucelly began his career with Ernst & Young, LLP, and has served on the board of directors of the Lupus Alliance of America, Long Island/Queens Affiliate since 2008, and currently acts as a member of its finance committee. Petrucelly received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University.
For more information on FalconStor, visit www.falconstor.com
Dejour Energy, the domestic hydrocarbon developer with some 129k net acres in the Piceance and Uinta basins of Colorado and Utah, as well as another 8.5k net acres in the Peace River Arch area of British Columbia and Alberta, today reported tapping 30-year industry management and finance veteran David Matheson for the CFO position.
CEO and Co-Chairman of DEJ, Robert Hodgkinson, conveyed the enthusiasm of the entire Dejour team in welcoming Matheson, whose reputation within the oil and gas sector precedes him, to the company at what is a most “pivotal time” in its development. With production ramping up across the portfolio at DEJ, a seasoned pro like David will be instrumental in assembling the capital base needed to fully realize the potential of the company’s continuously expanding resource footprint.
Matheson brings an impressive track record in managerial and finance work to the DEJ team, having held numerous similar positions throughout the sector, like the CFO position over at Canadian hydrocarbon developer Equatorial Energy Ltd., where he excelled to the point that he became president of the company. The progression says it all about David’s stewardship, from its humble start up, through to a TSX listing and market cap exceeding $400M, finally eventuating in sale to fellow Canadian energy developer Resolute Energy.
Matheson also founded the successful private oil and gas firm Java Petroleum Corp., which saw heavily focused activity in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin that cuts through Alberta, BC, and Saskatchewan, acting also as President and CEO of that outfit. Again a successful over watch by Matheson which eventuated in a good sale, in that case to the TSX-listed Southern Pacific Resources Ltd.
The recent (Jan 2) securing of $6.5M in non-dilutive financial backing by a local, private, Denver-based drilling fund to help complete the first four wells on their 2.2k acre Kokopelli field development project in the Piceance, which has ideal structural positioning for Williams Fork/Mancos production, is a huge lead-in for Matheson and he clearly has his work cut out for him. Matheson will be straining at the reins to tackle the broad, emerging production front line DEJ has put together, with some learned strategies right out of the gate.
Management is banking on Matheson’s time-tested ability to produce results and eyes his extensive communication skills, as well as proficiencies for navigating the complex financial circuits of the industry, with great anticipation. Hodgkinson made particular note of how impressed he was by the “significant business successes” achieved in the past with Matheson and how much he looked forward to doing it again, this time across the spectrum of core projects currently in the company’s E&P hopper. Matheson is being tagged here not only for his solid track record but also a first-hand proven ability to innovate on the fly.
Hodgkinson also saluted outgoing CFO, Mathew Wong, whose dedicated service to the company was remarked as having helped bring DEJ to this momentous phase in its evolution, ever since its start up reactivation back in 2004. Matheson, who looks quite able to fill the CFO shoes amply, is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and was admitted into the Institutes of Chartered Accountants (BC/Canada/Northwest Territories) back in 1975.
For more information on Dejour Energy, visit www.Dejour.com
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