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Gowest Gold Ltd. (GWA.V)
Stockhouse and Streetwise Reports reported previously on Gowest Gold Ltd. (GWA.V), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
A Canadian gold development and exploration company, Gowest Gold Ltd. focuses on the delineation and development of their 100 percent owned Frankfield East gold deposit. This is part of their North Timmins Gold Project (NTGP). The Company's Management Team and Board have a proven record of accomplishment in all vital areas. This includes finance, exploration, mine development, business development and gold production. Gowest Gold lists on the TSX Venture Exchange and the Company has their headquarters in Toronto, Ontario. In addition, Gowest Gold has an exploration office in Timmins, Ontario.
The Company is exploring additional gold targets on the 107-square-kilometer NTGP land package. Gowest Gold continues to evaluate the area, which is part of the prolific Timmins, Ontario gold camp. The latest updated resource estimate for Frankfield East included approximately 945,600 ounces of gold (Au) in the Indicated category (6.0 million tonnes at a grade of 4.9 grams per tonne [g/t] Au) and 536,800 ounces of gold in the Inferred category (3.7 million tonnes at a grade of 4.2 g/t Au). The basis of the current estimate is on a 3.0 g/t Au cut-off and a conservative gold price of US$1,200/oz.
Yesterday, Gowest Gold announced assay results from an additional seven drill holes of a 2013 drilling program at their wholly owned Frankfield East gold deposit. The 1,097 meters (m) of diamond core drilling, conducted during the month of February 2013, focused on infill drilling that will allow the Company to optimize the bulk sampling and ensuing test mining planned at Frankfield East in 2014.
Highlights from the drilling include 9.72 grams per tonne (g/t) gold (Au) over 8.3 m (43.5 m to 51.8 m) GW13-232; 5.12 g/t Au over 4.3 m (88.2 m to 92.5 m) GW13-233, and 3.94 g/t Au over 5.7 m (189.0 m to 194.7 m) GW13-230. To date, 20 infill drill holes totaling 3,799 m have completed on the Frankfield East Deposit during the current drilling program (started December 5, 2012). All these infill drill holes have successfully intersected gold mineralization at different shallow depths of less than 200 vertical m.
Gowest Gold Ltd. (GWA.V), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.045, even for the day, on 162,870 volume. The stock's 52-week low/high is $0.04/$0.13.
Maudore Minerals Ltd. (MAO.V)
Stockhouse and BabyBulls reported previously on Maudore Minerals Ltd. (MAO.V), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, Maudore Minerals Ltd. is a Quebec junior gold company. The Company has over 23 exploration projects; five are at an advanced stage of exploration with reported current and historical resources. Maudore engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties in Canada, primarily exploring for gold. Incorporated in 1996, Maudore Minerals is based in Montreal, Quebec.
Their projects extend over approximately 120 kilometers, east-west, of the underexplored Northern Volcanic Zone of the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. They cover a total area of 144,000 hectares (1,440 km2) with the Sleeping Giant Processing Facility within trucking distance of significant projects.
Recently, Maudore Minerals announced that following the acquisition of NAP Quebec Mines Ltd. (NAP Gold) on March 22, 2013, the Company has poured their first two gold bars for approximately 945 ounces of gold. Maudore has renamed the NAP Gold Operations to Aurbec Mines, Inc.
Yesterday, Mr. Kevin Tomlinson, Chairman and CEO of Maudore Minerals announced completion of an updated Mineral Resources Estimate for the Vezza Project, located 25 km south of Matagami, Quebec. The effective date of this latest estimate of Mineral Resources is December 31, 2012.
Total resources (Indicated and Measured) of the Contact Zone are now estimated at 1,244,850 tonnes grading 6.5 g/t Au for 261,110 ounces of gold. This Mineral Resource estimate compared to an estimate prepared as of December 31, 2011, using a 3 g/t Au Cut-off, shows an increased proportion of Measured Resources relative to Indicated Resources.
Today, Mr. Kevin Tomlinson announced the appointment of Mr. Greg Struble as President and CEO, effective June 11, 2013. Mr. Struble is an experienced executive and mining engineer with 30 years' experience in underground and open cut mines in the U.S., Canada and Chile for companies including Barrick Gold, Meridian Gold, AngloGold and Homestake Mining. Mr. Tomlinson will remain as Executive Chairman of the Company.
Maudore Minerals Ltd. (MAO.V), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.64, down 8.57%, on 8,000 volume. The stock's 52-week low/high is $0.56/$4.00.
Pendrell Corp. (PCO)
Wall Street Resources reported today on Pendrell Corp. (PCO), Real Pennies did earlier, and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Pendrell Corp., via their subsidiaries, is a fully integrated intellectual property (IP) investment, advisory services and asset management company. They work to create and acquire distinctive, foundational IP representing innovations that have the potential to improve fundamentally the economics, functionality and/or performance of goods and services that participate in multi-billion dollar international markets. The Company has their corporate headquarters in Kirkland, Washington, with offices in Berkeley, Los Angeles and Washington, DC.
Pendrell collaborates with top companies to support innovation and promote commercialization of IP on fair and reasonable terms. The Company has active IP licensing programs representing over 1,600 patents. Areas of focus include tablets, smart phones and other consumer electronics. IAM Magazine has named six members of Pendrell's management team among the world's Top 300 IP Strategists worldwide in both 2012 and 2013.
Their portfolio companies include ContentGuard, Ovidian Group, Provitro Biosciences, and Helsinki Memory Technologies (HMT). ContentGuard is a foremost inventor, developer and licensor of digital rights management (DRM) and related content distribution patents and technologies. The Ovidian Group is a leading IP business solutions firm providing a complete group of IP-related advisory services to leading technology companies around the world.
Provitro Biosciences has developed Provitro™; this is a proprietary method to enable lower cost and higher quality commercial-scale plant production. Provitro Biosciences is one of the world's leading producers of bamboo plants. They supply a broad array of high quality bamboos for agricultural growers across the nation.
This past March, Pendrell entered into a transaction with Nokia to acquire, commercialize and continue research on foundational storage and memory IP through a wholly owned subsidiary, Helsinki Memory Technologies (HMT). Pendrell created a new wholly owned subsidiary, Helsinki Memory Technologies, Oy, (HMT), to continue the innovation efforts started by Nokia and to enable broader use of these technologies by way of a worldwide licensing program. Nokia will receive a license to all of the patents acquired by HMT and to new IP developed by HMT.
Pendrell Corp. (PCO), closed Tuesday's trading session at $2.035, up 10.60%, on 764,549 volume with 2,451 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 266,990 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.96/$1.84.
Lattice, Inc. (LTTC)
RedChip reported this month on Lattice, Inc. (LTTC), and we are reporting on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Based in Pennsauken, New Jersey, Lattice, Inc. is a provider of advanced information and communications technology solutions to the government and commercial markets. The Company has two divisions, Lattice Secure Communications and Lattice Government Services. Founded in 1973, the Company previously went by the name Science Dynamics Corp. They changed their name to Lattice, Inc. in February of 2007. Lattice's shares trade on the OTC Bulletin Board.
The Company's Lattice Government Services (LGS) division designs, deploys and manages advanced technological solutions at key government agencies and for mid- to large-sized enterprises. Solutions include strategic management, systems engineering, modeling and simulation, sensor integration, and secure communications products. LGS provides critical mission support to the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security.
Their Lattice Secure Communications (LSC) division provides core proprietary platforms that develop customized software applications with military grade security for markets including correctional facilities that require highly secure solutions. LSC provides call management technology for high security installations. In addition, LSC licenses their technologies to other service providers in the telecommunications and secure communications industries.
In March 2013, Lattice announced that they signed an agreement to supply their industry-leading inmate communications technology to WiMacTel, Inc. WiMacTel is a provider of inmate telecom solutions, payphones, operator services, and long-distance calling cards and plans in Canada and the United States.
Last month, Lattice announced their financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012. Highlights include Communications segment revenue increasing 64.7 percent to $7.53 million. This is versus $4.57 million in the prior year. Loss applicable to common stockholders decreased 91.7 percent to $595,880. This is in comparison to a loss of $7.15 million in 2011.
Segment revenue accounted for 69.9 percent of total Lattice revenues for the year. This is in comparison to 39.9 percent in the 2011 fiscal year. Included in the overall increase was an increase in direct service revenue of $1.80 million or 46 percent, combined with a 175 percent increase in wholesaled technology revenues of $1.16 million.
Lattice, Inc. (LTTC), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.11, up 22.22%, on 320,217 volume with 35 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 43,774 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.068/$0.48.
IceWEB, Inc. (IWEB)
Greenbackers reported this week on IceWEB, Inc. (IWEB), PennyStocks24, Darth Trader, The Stock Psycho, Top Gun, Topgun stockpicks, Penny Stocks VIP did earlier, and we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
IceWEB, Inc. is a Unified Data Storage appliance provider for cloud and virtual environments, as well as the highly secure, scalable IceBOX BYOD Private Digital Cloud Solution. The Company manufactures award-winning, high performance unified data storage appliances with their proprietary IceSTORM™ storage management software. IceWEB, in concert with their subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and sells purpose-built appliances, and network and cloud attached storage solutions, and delivers on-line cloud computing application services. The Company, founded in 2000, is based in Sterling, Virginia.
IceWEB's unified storage arrays, through thin provisioning, target deduplication and inline compression, enable standardization, consolidation and optimized storage utilization for virtual and cloud environments. This saves up to 90 percent of storage costs, while reducing space, power and cooling requirements and simplifying storage management.
IceWEB provides unified network storage solutions to run and manage files and applications from a single device; and to consolidate file-based and block-based access in a single storage platform. Additionally, the Company offers purpose built network and data appliances; these provide computing resources, such as processors and memory, data storage, and software for specific applications.
Furthermore, IceWEB provides cloud storage appliances that are purpose built storage devices. These allow the housing and delivery of customer data across internal networking infrastructure and make data available to employees or business partners securely via the Internet.
IceBOX™ is the Company's flagship product. It is a secure encrypted private cloud storage, file synchronization and Client-Server software platform. With IceBOX™, a corporation owns the data and can lock down a user's account if they detect a breach.
In April, IceWEB announced that they completed a sale of their flagship IceBOX "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) cloud collaboration platform to a Medical University in the Midwest. IceWEB is providing a complete IceBOX on-premise solution so that their customers can manage up to 1,000 users while also meeting the strict Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) data storage requirements that prevent most health care facilities from benefiting from the BYOD capabilities of the Cloud.
IceWEB, Inc. (IWEB), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.027, up 3.85%, on 700,788 volume with 41 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 2,123,375 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.02/$0.18.
Merriman Holdings, Inc. (MERR)
Today we are reporting on Merriman Holdings, Inc. (MERR), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Merriman Holdings, Inc. is an investment-banking firm that provides equity and options execution services, market making, and differentiated research for high growth companies. Merriman Capital, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings. Merriman Capital is the leading investment-banking firm for OTCQX companies. Merriman Holdings has offices in San Francisco, California, and New York, New York. The Company lists on the OTCQX U.S.
Their Merriman Capital focuses exclusively on small, high-growth companies and the institutions and individuals that invest in them. Over the past ten years, Merriman Capital has closed investment-banking transactions worth more than 9 billon dollars. Merriman Capital generates quality advice and service on behalf of their clients through four business segments. These include Capital Markets Advisory, Institutional Trading Execution, Investment Banking, and their new Financial Entrepreneur Platform (FEP).
Pertaining to Capital Markets, Merriman Capital helps corporate clients underwrite their securities, develop investor relation strategies, and meet potential long-term institutional investors. Concerning Investment Banking, they advise and finance high growth companies. For Investment Banking, transaction services include Public Offerings; Private Placements; PIPEs & Registered Directs, and M&A/Corporate Finance Advisory.
Pertaining to Trading Execution, their trading team specializes in equity and options execution services and market making of high growth companies. Merriman's teams deploy deep sector knowledge to their specialty of best execution block trading of small-cap equities - predominately illiquid stocks.
In addition, Merriman Capital's Financial Entrepreneur Platform (FEP) exclusively supports highly ethical, independent investment bankers, respected research professionals, wealth managers, and the clients they work with. Through contractual service agreements, FEP members can obtain access to the Company's business services. These business services include compliance and security licensing; equity distribution and placement; facilities; legal advice and document review; technology infrastructure, and investor conferences and deal or non-deal road shows. Their current FEP Team covers Resources; Life Sciences; Technology; Social Media; Real Estate; Mining; Industrials, and China.
Merriman Holdings, Inc. (MERR), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.15, up 15.38%, on 11,013 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 23,927 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0375/$0.79.
Harris Interactive, Inc. (HPOL)
Wall Street Resources reported today on Harris Interactive, Inc. (HPOL), PennyInvest, MadPennyStocks, StockRich, HotOTCBuzz.com, BullRally, CoolPennyStocks, PennyStockVille, HotOTC, StreetInsider did previously, and we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Harris Interactive, Inc. is one of the world's foremost market research firms. The Company leverages research, technology, and business acumen to transform relevant insight into actionable foresight. Harris Interactive is widely known for the Harris Poll® and for pioneering innovative research methodologies. The Company's shares trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. Harris Interactive has their headquarters in Rochester, New York.
Dr. Gordon S. Black, at the time a professor of political science at the University of Rochester in New York, founded the Gordon S. Black Corporation in 1975 - known today as Harris Interactive. Harris Black International Ltd. (HBI)—formed in 1997 from the unification of the Gordon S. Black Corporation and Louis Harris & Associates. In September 1997, HBI began building their Internet panel of respondents and creating the infrastructure needed to conduct surveys online. Harris Interactive went public on December 6, 1999.
In August 2007, Harris Interactive acquired Decima Research, a leading Canadian research firm, and MarketShare, a private Asian research firm with co-located headquarters in Hong Kong and Singapore. Harris Interactive has grown to become one of the largest market research and consulting firms globally and the worldwide leader in conducting online research.
Harris Interactive's proprietary data collection methodologies and analysis focus on specific industry sectors. These include Advertising Agencies, Automotive & Transportation, Consumer Goods, Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Industrial, Media & Entertainment, Oil & Energy, Public Affairs & Policy, Restaurant, Retail, Technology, Telecommunications, and Travel.
The Company offers proprietary solutions in the areas of market and customer insight, corporate brand and reputation strategy, and marketing, advertising, public relations and communications research. Harris serves clients in more than 196 countries and territories through their North American and European offices.
Last week, Harris Interactive announced their third quarter fiscal 2013 financial results. Mr. Eric Narowski, CFO of Harris Interactive, commented, "Based on current market conditions and forecasts, we are raising our adjusted EBITDA guidance for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 to between $14.0 and $15.0 million. Additionally, we are introducing full fiscal 2013 revenue guidance of between $139.0 and $141.0 million. Performance at these levels will allow us to continue to improve our balance sheet and pay off our remaining bank debt by fiscal year end."
Harris Interactive, Inc. (HPOL), closed Tuesday's trading session at $1.78, up 0.56%, on 38,605 volume with 142 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 68,405 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.97/$1.78.
American Eagle Energy Corp. (AMZG)
SmallCapVoice reported previously on American Eagle Energy Corp. (AMZG), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
American Eagle Energy Corp. engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas on properties located in North America. An independent oil exploration and production company, American Eagle Energy lists on the OTCQX U.S.
They operated under the name Eternal Energy Corp. until December of 2011. They then changed their name to American Eagle Energy Corp. with their acquisition of American Eagle Energy, Inc., another oil and gas company engaged in a comparable business with which the Company shared certain properties and prospects. Incorporated in 2003; the Company has their headquarters in Littleton, Colorado.
American Eagle Energy is targeting energy resources in the North Dakota Bakken and Three Forks Formations; the Alberta Basin Bakken Source System located in Montana; and the Hardy Bakken Project located in Saskatchewan, Canada. Currently, the Company is focusing primarily on exploiting unconventional resource plays within the Bakken and Three Forks formations.
American Eagle Energy's projects include Spyglass, West Spyglass, Hardy Bakken, Minton Bakken, Benrude, and Glacier. The Spyglass Project is in Divide County, North Dakota in the Williston Basin. It is one of the Company's two core property holdings, along with their Hardy Project, the foundation of their current production base and offering near and long term high growth potential. The West Spyglass Project is in Divide County, North Dakota and Sheridan County, Montana in the Williston Basin. American Eagle owns a 25 percent working interest in an AMI, with a large industry partner. It currently includes approximately 16,000 gross acres (4,000 acres net to American Eagle).
The Hardy Bakken Project is in the Saskatchewan portion of the Williston Basin. The Minton Bakken Project adjoins the Hardy Bakken Project area directly to the south. The Benrude Prospect is in Roosevelt County, Montana in the Williston Basin. The principal goal is the Nisku Formation at a depth of 7,600 feet. The Glacier Project is in northwest Montana, in what many refer to as the South Alberta Basin Bakken Play.
Last month, American Eagle Energy provided their Results of Operations for 2012. Selected highlights include Revenues from oil and gas sales for 2012 of $10,713,946. This represents an increase of 1,139 percent from the $864,918 reported for 2011. They successfully drilled and completed nine wells in their Spyglass Property, in which they own a substantial working interest. American Eagle Energy is the operator for these wells.
The Company participated as a non-operator working interest partner in 53 wells within the Spyglass Property and other areas in Divide County. As of December 31, 2012, 46 of these wells were producing. The remaining seven were scheduled for completion in early 2013.
American Eagle Energy Corp. (AMZG), closed Tuesday's trading session at $1.90, up 1.60%, on 54,488 volume with 36 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 72,191 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.565/$2.27.
Loans4Less.com, Inc. (LFLS)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Loans4Less.com, Inc. (LFLS). Today, Loans4Less.com, Inc. closed trading at $0.12, up 9.09%, on 1,000 volume with 1 trade. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 5,546, and its 52-week low/high is $0.01/$0.39.
Loans4Less.com, Inc. offered markets Q1 results today for the three-month (ending March 31), with highlights like a 13% jump in revenues to just over $243k and an increase in net ordinary income of 34% leading the pack. Moreover, the outlook for 2013 was projected as being quite positive, with the general refinancing business continuing to show upward mobility and LFLS is well-positioned to continue growing its current operational footprint without external financing.
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
Loans4Less.com, Inc. Company Blog
Loans4Less.com, Inc. News:
Loans4Less.com Announces Financial Results for Q1 2013
Loans4Less.com Ranked in List as a Top Residential Loan Originator 2012
Loans4Less.com Expects to Achieve Fully Reporting Status by 2014
VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. (VSTA)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. (VSTA). Today, VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. closed trading at $0.89, up 1.14%, on 5,074 volume with 3 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 3,262, and its 52-week low/high is $0.06/$2.00.
VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that their high-quality, human pluripotent stem cell-derived heart cells were used by collaboration partner, Duke University, to grow a revolutionary three-dimensional human heart muscle. Researchers at Duke are busily growing what they refer to as a "heart patch" that possesses all the natural qualities of native heart tissue thanks to the ground breaking advancement by VSTA of stem cell technology.
VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. (VSTA) is a biotechnology company applying stem cell technology for drug rescue and cell therapy. Drug rescue combines human stem cell technology with modern medicinal chemistry to generate new chemical variants ("drug rescue variants") of once-promising drug candidates that have been discontinued during late-stage preclinical development due to heart or liver safety concerns. VistaGen also focuses on cell therapy, or regenerative medicine, which includes repairing, replacing or restoring damaged tissues or organs.
VistaGen's versatile stem cell technology platform, Human Clinical Trials in a Test Tube™, has been developed to provide clinically relevant predictions of potential heart and liver toxicity of promising new drug candidates long before they are ever tested on humans.
By more closely approximating human biology than conventional animal studies and other nonclinical techniques and technologies currently used in drug development, VistaGen's human stem cell-based bioassay systems can improve the predictability of the drug development cycle and lower the cost of new drug research and development by identifying product failures earlier in the cost curve. According to the Food and Drug Administration even only a ten percent improvement in predicting failure before clinical trials could save $100 million in development costs, which savings ultimately could be passed on to patients.
Using mature human heart cells produced from stem cells, VistaGen has developed and internally validated CardioSafe 3D™, a novel three-dimensional (3D) bioassay system for predicting the in vivo cardiac effects of new drug candidates before they are tested in humans. VistaGen is now focused on using CardioSafe 3D™ to generate up to two new, safer small molecule drug rescue variants every twelve to eighteen months. VistaGen anticipates that these drug rescue variants will be modified versions of once-promising new drug candidates that have been discontinued by pharmaceutical companies and academic research institutions because of heart toxicity concerns, despite substantial prior investment and positive efficacy data demonstrating their potential therapeutic and commercial benefits. In most cases, VistaGen plans to license or sell its new, safer drug rescue variants in strategic partnering arrangements with global pharmaceutical companies, arrangements providing VistaGen with both near term and downstream milestone payments and economic participation rights but without future development cost obligations.
AV-101, VistaGen's lead small molecule prodrug candidate has successfully completed Phase I clinical development in the U.S. for treatment of neuropathic pain, a serious and chronic condition affecting millions of people worldwide, depression, and other neurological diseases and conditions. To date, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded VistaGen over $8.75 million for development of AV-101. Management anticipates strategically out-licensing AV-101 to a development and marketing partner in 2013.
Neuropathic pain affects approximately 1.8 million people in the U.S. alone. Although the current active AV-101 IND is for the treatment of neuropathic pain, VistaGen's development plan and regulatory strategy for AV-101 has been designed to allow its Phase 1 safety studies to support Phase 2 development for depression, epilepsy, Huntington's Disease and Parkinson's disease, indications for which there is now supporting preclinical efficacy data. To date, VistaGen has been awarded over $8.5 million from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) for development of AV-101.
VistaGen is also developing LiverSafe 3D™, a novel predictive liver toxicity and drug metabolism bioassay system for drug rescue applications. In parallel with drug rescue activities, the Company is funding early-stage nonclinical studies focused on potential cell therapy applications of its Human Clinical Trials in a Test Tube™ platform. Disclaimer
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VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. News:
VistaGen Therapeutics and Duke University Publish Results on Production of Functional 3D Human Heart Tissue
VistaGen Announces $36 Million Strategic Financing Agreement
VistaGen Therapeutics to Present Enhancements and Expanded Validation of LiverSafe 3D™ at Society of Toxicology's 52nd Annual Meeting
The Aristocrat Group Corp. (ASCC)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight The Aristocrat Group Corp. (ASCC). Today, The Aristocrat Group Corp. closed trading at $0.293, off by 8.44%, on 292,485 volume with 41 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 78,825, and its 52-week low/high is $0.25/$1.25.
The Aristocrat Group Corp. continues to heat up the market ahead of the knock-out debut from their brand management arm, Luxuria Brands, of the company's ultra-premium line of vodkas as reports come in today of their latest effort to expand the distribution network up in Canada. Set to launch this summer, the new American-made vodkas should see massive traction in Canada's burgeoning spirits market, where imports are up to 33% of sales volume and ASCC is hammering hard to pound out a bigger set of distribution partners in anticipation of hitting this choice market when the new vodkas start shipping.
The Aristocrat Group Corp. (ASCC) is a brand management company focused on providing premiere luxury goods through continual innovation. Luxuria Brands, a subsidiary of The Aristocrat Group, has been established to identify and promote unique brands that have mass market appeal across a diverse demographic.
Luxuria Brands is primarily concentrated on distilled spirits industries, with an initial focus on Vodka branding and marketing. The worldwide distilled spirits market is currently worth about $263 billion. In the U.S. alone, Vodka sales between 2004 and 2009 grew 25% from 13.9 million cases to 58.4 million cases. The clear liquor now accounts for almost a third of all distilled spirits consumed and continues to rise in popularity.
The Aristocrat Group is also pursuing opportunities in the women’s lifestyle industry. The World Bank recently estimated that the earning power of women will reach $18 trillion by 2014, which is twice the estimated 2014 GDP of China and India combined. The Aristocrat Group is working to bring fresh, innovative prenatal and postpartum solutions to women who are looking for a more comprehensive approach to wellness.
The Aristocrat Group is leveraging the marketing strengths of its team of experts to grow boutique products into powerful, recognizable brands. The company aims to take a leadership position in multiple growing markets that offer opportunities for partnership, sponsorship, and brand awareness activities. The Aristocrat Group is leveraging the marketing strengths of its team of experts to grow boutique products into powerful, recognizable brands. Disclaimer
The Aristocrat Group Corp. Company Blog
The Aristocrat Group Corp. News:
ASCC Aims to Expand Distribution North of the Border
ASCC Pushes to Launch New Vodka in Key Markets
U.S. Patent Office Clears ASCC’s New Vodka Brand
GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (GWIV)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (GWIV). Today, GlobalWise Investments, Inc. closed trading at $0.20, up 41.84%, on 150,500 volume with 21 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 21,727, and its 52-week low/high is $0.1163/$1.82.
GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (GWIV), via wholly-owned subsidiary Intellinetics, Inc., is a leading-edge technology company focused on Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions for the digital age. The ECM industry continues to grow rapidly as a result of unrestricted proliferation of digital content within today's business environment. Leveraging its proprietary cloud-based computing software, GlobalWise is poised to capture a significant market share of this burgeoning industry.
GlobalWise's ECM service is delivered to customers via five unique delivery models which cover the spectrum of business needs: Cloud/Saas (Software as a Service), Hardware Vendor Integrated Service, Software Vendor Integrated Service, Premise (Client-Server), Hybrid (Premise & Cloud/Saas).This diversity gives advanced security & privacy features with an on-demand structure needed for large Tier 3 and Tier 4 businesses that are currently underserved by the market.
The Intellinetics platform defines a new industry benchmark and game-changing approach by combining advanced virtualization & automated content management with an open and service-oriented architecture using web services. The company provides strategies, tactics, and technologies used to manage paper and digital assets from capture to long-term archive, without the need for manual processes conducted by a full time employee.
GlobalWise's management boasts a combined total of over 60 years in ECM leadership and industry experience. The ECM industry is expected to exceed $5.1 billion by 2013 with Gartner predicting a compound annual growth rate of 9.5%. IBM Market Insights predicts adoption of cloud computing to grow by 26% CAGR between 2010 through 2013. Leveraging management and key department heads, Intellinetics has a strong foundation from which to capture significant market share within the lucrative $149 billion Business Software & Services industry. Disclaimer
GlobalWise Investments Company Blog
GlobalWise Investments News:
GlobalWise Investments Reports Financial Results for First Quarter 2013
GlobalWise Enters Into New Channel Sales Partnership With Muratec America
GlobalWise Investments Announces Results for Fiscal Year 2012
Loans4Less.com, an online mortgage loan brokerage firm focused on Conforming loans, today reported its first-quarter financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2013.
First quarter highlights:
• Sales increased 13%, or approximately $27,911, to $243,532
• Net ordinary income increased by 34%
• Positive outlook for full year 2013
“We are pleased to report increases in our first-quarter performance for the three months ended March 31, 2013. The 13% increase in revenues is largely attributed to strength in general refinancing, which was achieved with little to no advertising. Our Company’s ability to minimize advertising expenses and still continue to grow through existing clients and referrals is a testament to the high quality service we offer as well as our potential to continue steady growth patterns,” Steve M. Hershman, Chairman & President of Loans4Less.com stated.
Q1 2013 sales increased 13% to $243,571 from revenues of $215,660 reported for the comparable quarter a year earlier. The increase in revenues is mainly attributed to increased mortgage commission revenues from refinancing.
Net ordinary income for the first quarter was $106,383, an increase of 34% compared to $79,532 for the prior year period.
Total operating expenses for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013, were $149,320 compared with $136,129 for the comparable quarter of 2012. The Company had overall General and Administrative expenses of $149,320, an increase of 26% compared to $118,879 reported in the first quarter of 2012.
The outlook through the end of 2013 is expected to remain positive as the general refinancing business continues to grow. Loans4Less is well positioned to continue its current operations and expand without outside financing; however, the company is seeking to raise capital to advance its ongoing plan of operations with the aim of investing in a new platform of technologies in order to facilitate increasing revenues through aggressive advertising and marketing with the main goal of developing a recognizable new national loan brand name.
The company also told investors today that it is seeking licensing and/or joint venture arrangements in other jurisdictions and potentially in other loan products in order to effectively brand Loans4Less.com as more of a general loan consumer portal site while using mortgage services as its base service.
For more information, visit www.Loans4Less.com
VistaGen Therapeutics, a biotech company focused on applying stem cell technology for drug rescue, predictive toxicology, and drug metabolism assays, reports that its human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (heart cells) were used by a collaboration partner, Duke University, to grow a revolutionary three-dimensional (3D) human heart muscle.
Researchers at Duke University used VistaGen’s cardiomyocytes in combination with innovative tissue engineering and cardiac electrophysiology technologies to grow the “heart patch,” which contracts at speed similar to the natural functions of native human heart tissue and provides researchers with a better understanding of the biology necessary to cardiac tissue engineering.
The heart patch also provides potential applications in regenerative cell therapy for heart disease and serves as predictive in vitro assays for drug rescue and development.
“The developed contractile forces and other functional properties of these cardiac tissues are remarkable and are significantly higher than any previous reports,” H. Ralph Snodgrass, PhD, VistaGen’s president and chief scientific officer, stated in the press release. “The achievement of successfully growing a human heart muscle from cardiomyocytes derived from human pluripotent stem cells not only expands the scope of our drug rescue capabilities, but also reflects the advanced nature and potential of our collaboration with the skilled biomedical engineers at Duke Medical Center.”
Dr. Nenad Bursac, associate professor in the Departments of Cardiology and Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, praised the performance of VistaGen’s heart cells in the study.
“VistaGen’s human cardiomyocytes produced engineered cardiac tissues that exhibited functional properties superior to those previously reported,” Dr. Bursac stated.
An abstract of the original research article published in Biomaterials, an international journal covering the science and clinical application of biomaterials, can be found online by scrolling down the page available at this link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142961213004705.
For more information, visit www.vistagen.com
The Aristocrat Group, a brand management company preparing to launch its new vodka brands via its Luxuria Brands division, has taken notice of the burgeoning beverage market in Canada.
According to Spirits Canada, vodka topped whisky as the largest spirits volume category in Canada in 2010 and continued to grow in 2011. Within the same time period, vodka volumes increased by 2.5 percent to 4,766,933 cases, bringing vodka volume to 27.84 percent of the nation’s total spirits volumes.
Additionally, the domestic beverage industry north of the border is experiencing increased pressure from imports, which now represent about 33 percent of sales volume.
As ASCC prepares to release its debut vodka later this summer, the company is keeping an eye out for additional markets that will offer as much potential as the U.S., where the super-premium vodka segment has rapidly risen 32 percent in the last two years to $1.2 billion, according to U.S. industry trade group the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS).
“We’re looking for Canadian distribution partners for our new vodka brands, and we plan to introduce consumers there to our products very soon,” ASCC CEO Robert Federowicz stated in the press release.
For more information visit www.aristocratgroupcorp.com or www.luxuriabrands.com/investors.html
GlobalWise Investments, a technology company focused on the design, implementation, and management of cloud-based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems via wholly owned subsidiary Intellinetics, Inc., reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.
Total revenues for the quarter were $354,871, a decrease of 2 percent compared to $360,328 for the comparable quarter of 2012. The company attributes the year-over-year decrease primarily to the delay in closing several major agreements generated by its expanded sales channel partners, as well as lower revenue from consulting projects.
Gross profits were $175,387 for Q1 2013, an increase of 211 percent compared to $56,381 for the comparable year ago period.
Gross margins were 49 percent and 16 percent for the three months ended March 31, 2013, and 2012, respectively, an increase of 33 percent.
GlobalWise reported a net loss of $671,797 for Q1 2013, narrowed by 42 percent compared to a net loss of $1.1 million for the same three months of 2012. The lower loss reflects the absence of $305,000 in costs associated with the Share Exchange and reverse merger which were incurred during 2012.
As of March 31, 2013, GlobalWise had $1.3 million in cash compared to $140,510 at the end of Q1 2012. The increase in cash is a result of the company’s financing activities during the first quarter, which raised net proceeds of $2.7 million. Cash from non-financing activities was $850,870 as a result of the conversion of equity during the period. GlobalWise initiated a debt reduction initiative in September 2012, which has reduced the company’s debt by 49 percent through March 31, 2013.
“In the first quarter of 2013 we reached a significant milestone in completing our first major financing,” William J. “BJ” Santiago, CEO of GlobalWise, stated in the press release. “We believe this financing helps us to, among other things, expand our global channel sales distribution model and expedite our strategies of servicing the small-to-medium (SMB) business sectors world-wide and generate greater revenue in the coming quarters in fiscal 2013.”
For more information, visit www.GlobalWiseInvestments.com
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