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GeneLink BioSciences, Inc. (GNLK)
HotStockChat and StockHotTips reported earlier on GeneLink BioSciences, Inc. (GNLK), and we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Listed on the OTCBB, GeneLink BioSciences, Inc. is a leading consumer genomics biotech company. The Company's patented technologies include proprietary DNA test assessments linked to personalized health, beauty, and wellness applications and products. GeneLink's DNA assessments provide information that enables the customization of nutritional and skincare products, and health maintenance regimens genetically matched to fulfill each individual consumer's wellness needs. GeneLink BioSciences has their corporate headquarters in Longwood, Florida.
The Company uses the latest genetic research information and applied life science technologies to provide products and services that can assist in extending and improving the quality of life. They engage in genetic profile development, product development, business development, and support services for their subsidiaries and distribution partners.
GeneLink BioSciences has taken a leadership role in the development of individualized therapies by focusing on four important genomic areas. These are Nutragenetics, Dermagenetics®, Applied Technologies, and Pharmacogenomics. Nutragenetics is the study of the relationship between our nutrient intake and gene function, with a particular emphasis of how this information could be applied to optimize an individual's overall health regimen. Dermagenetics® is the scientific application of genomic sciences to guide personalized, more effective skincare products and therapies.
For Applied Technologies, the Company's innovations led them to develop a proprietary mass customization system for nutritional supplements and skin care product delivery. In 2005, GeneLink introduced DNA UltraCustom® – the first scientifically proven anti-aging skincare products for consumers based on their individual skin DNA profile. Pharmacogenomics is the study of the effects of individual genetic variations on drug response aimed at the development of therapies that maximize benefit or minimize side effects in individuals.
The Company's credentialed scientific group consists of leading scientists and researchers in the fields of biotechnology, genomics, molecular biology, chemistry, medicine, clinical laboratory medicine, and nutritional sciences. As a group they have more than 500 peer reviewed publications and abstracts, a number of awards, dozens of patents and distinguished careers with some of the world's foremost public and private biosciences corporations and universities.
Last month, GeneLink reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2012. On February 10, 2012, they closed on the sale of their direct selling subsidiary, GeneWize Life Sciences, Inc., consummating a transaction entered into in October 2011. The sale price was $500,000 plus a monthly earn-out provision over five years that is to total between $1,500,000 and $4,500,000 (dependent upon GeneWize revenues). Accompanying the sale was a licensing and distribution agreement, which provided an additional $1,500,000 to GeneLink in licensing and other fees.
Quarterly net sales were $771,664, including GeneWize retail revenues through February 10, 2012. The net loss for the quarter was $105,673. This included a book gain of $759,054 from the sale of GeneWize. The net operating loss was $788,468. Net cash used in operating activities was $464,468.
GeneLink BioSciences, Inc. (GNLK), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.03, up 7.41%, on 147,239 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 18,316. The 52-week low/high is $0.01/$0.11.
Sino Clean Energy, Inc. (SCEI)
The Street, StreetInsider, and Hit and Run Candle Sticks reported earlier on Sino Clean Energy, Inc. (SCEI), and we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Sino Clean Energy, Inc., via their subsidiaries, is a commercial producer and distributor of coal-water slurry fuel (CWSF) commonly referred to as Coal Water Mixture (CWM). This clean fuel consists of fine coal particles suspended in water. The Company's clean fuel is used in boilers and furnaces to generate steam and heat for commercial, industrial, residential and government clients throughout China. Sino Clean Energy is based in Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province, People's Republic of China (PRC). The Company has seven production lines located in Shaanxi, Liaoning, and Guangdong provinces.
Coal-water slurry fuel, or CWSF, is a viscous, heavy liquid fuel. It is produced by mixing grounded coal, water and chemical additives. CWSF burns cleaner than coal. CWSF is made approximately 71 percent of coal, 29 percent of water, and less than 1 percent of chemical catalyst. CWSF compared to coal (averages) increases the burning efficiency by 22.5 percent and reduces air pollution by 75 percent. It reduces coal consumption by 36.8 percent and reduces cost by approximately 4-5 percent in coal material for end users.
Sino Clean Energy mainly uses washed coal to produce CWM. They acquire the raw materials for each of their production facilities primarily from three nearby coalmines. The Company is one of the top producers of CWSF by sales in China, according to data provided in Frost & Sullivan's 2010 Chinese CWSF market report. Sino Clean Energy is on target to increase their annual production capacity to approximately 2,500,000 metric tons during 2012. This is by way of the expansion of their existing production facilities in Shenyang and the planned expansion into the provinces of Guangxi and Guangdong.
In May, Sino Clean Energy announced adjusted full year 2012 revenue guidance. As disclosed in the Company's 8-K filing with the SEC on May 18, 2012, Sino Clean Energy was notified by local court authorities that their Dongguan facility was forced to suspend operations pending the outcome of a lawsuit filed against Yongchang Paper Industry Co. Ltd. Yongchang is the entity from which the Company had purchased the Dongguan facility's land and factory building but from which the Company has yet to receive the land use right certificate per a previously agreed schedule. The Company is in the process of appealing the court order and intends to defend their contractual rights. Sino Clean Energy is actively seeking alternative production options and may lease additional facilities to serve their customers in the region.
Sino Clean Energy, Inc. (SCEI), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.02, even with yesterday’s close. The average volume for the last 60 days is 569,659. The 52-week low/high is $0.65/$3.45.
HyperSolar, Inc. (HYSR)
Real Pennies, OTCPicks, Stock Roach, Crazy Carl, MicroStockProfit, Stock Preacher, and Beacon Equity Research reported recently on HyperSolar, Inc. (HYSR), TheLightningPicks, PennyTrader Publisher, OTCPicks, Penny Stocks Finder, StockHideout, InvestorSoup did as well, and we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
HyperSolar, Inc. is developing an innovative, low cost technology to make renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, including seawater and wastewater. This renewable natural gas is a clean, carbon neutral methane gas that can be used as a direct replacement for traditional natural gas, without drilling or fracking, while mitigating CO2 emissions. The Company's scientific team has many decades of combined experience studying the science and economic viability of hydrogen production from water. Their technology was conceived using real world economic constraints learned from DOE hydrogen research projects and techno-economic studies. Listed on the OTCBB, HyperSolar has their headquarters in Santa Barbara, California.
The Company's inspiration is the photosynthetic processes that plants use to harness, effortlessly, the power of the sun to create energy molecules. They are developing a novel solar-powered nanoparticle system that mimics photosynthesis to separate hydrogen from water. The free hydrogen can then be reacted with carbon dioxide to produce methane. From sunrise to sunset, HyperSolar's proprietary nanoparticles will work in a water-based solution to produce clean and environmentally friendly renewable natural gas.
HyperSolar, in the process, also cleans up wastewater and produces valuable industrial chemical byproducts. They can also configure their technology to produce, simultaneously, carbon-free hydrogen. Consequently, this bypasses the conventional process of hydrogen production from fossil fuels such as natural gas. In January 2012, HyperSolar announced that their proprietary process can make zero carbon, renewable hydrogen gas.
Last month, HyperSolar announced that recent development breakthroughs will allow their technology to use most any source of water for the production of renewable and carbon-free hydrogen fuel. By eliminating the need for clean water, they are able to reduce the cost of renewable hydrogen.
In addition, in May, HyperSolar announced that their first proof of concept prototype is successfully producing renewable hydrogen. By integrating the Company's unique, low-cost polymer coating with a small-scale solar device to form a self-contained particle, they have proven the scientific validity of their technology. HyperSolar recently entered into a yearlong sponsored research agreement with the University of California, Santa Barbara to help accelerate the development process and assure that the key milestones are reached.
HyperSolar, Inc. (HYSR), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.04, down 2.50%, on 677,739 volume with 30 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 473,535. The 52-week low/high is $0.02/$0.15.
Altair Ventures, Inc. (AVX.V)
Today we are highlighting Active Power, Inc. (AVX.V), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Altair Ventures, Inc. is an exploration stage company whose shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange. The Company engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in Canada. Altair's projects are in jurisdictions with easy access to quality infrastructure, trained workers, water, power, and dependable logistics. Incorporated in 2005, Altair Ventures has their headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia (B.C.).
The Company's Kena project is in B.C. It is just south of the town of Nelson in southeastern B.C. It is 45 kilometers north of the Teck Cominco smelter at Trail, B.C. Kena is an advanced stage project with an NI 43-101 Compliant Mineral Resource Estimate filed in 2004. Total Measured and Indicated Resources totaled 541,000 contained ounces of gold and Inferred resources totaled 557,000 ounces of gold.
Kena covers 7,609 hectares and has more than 8,000 meters of strike length. The large bulk tonnage deposit is close to surface with significant potential for size. The Company optioned Kena from Sultan Minerals on December 30, 2011. Altair Ventures can earn up to a 75 percent interest in the project. Infrastructure in the area is excellent. A power line, rail bed and major highway pass through the center of the Kena property. A network of new logging access roads services the property.
The Company also has their highly prospective gold project in Northwestern Ontario - the Lobstick Property. This property consists of 32 claim units for a total of 512 hectares and covers approximately 2,500 meters strike length on a gold-bearing shear zone.
Historical work at the Lobstick Property has consisted of geological and geophysical surveys followed by 17 diamond drill holes (3,130 meters) by Selco ('84-'87) and Phelps Dodge ('91-'92). Due to the favorable geological setting and the presence of widespread gold mineralization, Altair feels that the Lobstick property has potential for the discovery of a significant gold system similar to recent successes in Northwestern Ontario. These include Rainy River Resources' Rainy River Project, Gold Canyon's Springpole Project, Treasury Metals' Thunder Lake Project, Coventry Resources' Cameron Lake Project, and the famous Hemlo Deposits. Altair has signed a definitive agreement for an option to acquire a 100 percent interest in the property.
Altair Ventures, Inc. (AVX.V), closed Wednesday at $0.23, up 9.52%, on 98,000 volume. The 52-week low/high is $0.09/$0.31.
Clarkston Financial Corp. (CKFC)
We are reporting on Clarkston Financial Corp. (CKFC), today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Clarkston Financial Corp. is the holding company for Clarkston State Bank. The Company established in 1998 and has their headquarters in Waterford, Michigan. Clarkston State Bank provides commercial and consumer banking products and services for small and medium sized businesses, associations, financial institutions, individuals, and government authorities in Michigan. Clarkston Financial's shares trade on the OTC Bulletin Board.
Clarkston State Bank is a Michigan State Chartered financial institution engaging in community banking within North Oakland County, Michigan. Oakland County is one of Michigan's most prosperous counties and one of the wealthiest counties in the nation amongst counties with over one million people. The Bank presently operates four full service branches in their current market area. The four branches are in Clarkston, Waterford, and Independence Township, Michigan.
Clarkston State Bank accepts a variety of deposit products. These include interest bearing and non-interest bearing checking accounts, savings accounts, time deposits, transaction accounts, and time certificates. They offer secured and unsecured commercial loans for operating purposes, the acquisition of fixed assets, the purchases of equipment and machinery, financing inventory and accounts receivable.
In addition, they offer personal loans and lines of credit for diverse purposes. These include the purchase of automobiles, boats, and other recreational vehicles, as well as for home improvements and personal investments. The Company also provides telephone banking, night deposit, safe deposit box, ATM, and online banking services.
In early May, Clarkston Financial reported a net income of $51,000 or $0.01 per basic and diluted common share for the three months ended March 31, 2012. This is in comparison to a net loss of ($38,000) or ($0.03) per share for the three months ended March 31, 2011.
Their net interest income was $1,169,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, compared to $1,025,000 for the same period ended March 31, 2011, an increase of $144,000 or 14.05 percent. The net interest margin of the Bank showed a modest increase, ending at 4.78 percent for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. This is up from 4.60 percent for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. This increase in net interest margin is representative of increased loan growth and growth in core deposits.
Non-interest income decreased in the first quarter 2012, due to lower service fees on loan and deposit accounts, ending at $217,000. This is in comparison to $226,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2011, a decrease of $9,000 or 3.98 percent. Non-interest expense stayed constant, ending the first quarter 2012 at $1,290,000, compared to $1,289,000 for the same period ended March 31, 2011.
Clarkston Financial Corp. (CKFC), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.60, even with yesterday’s close. The average volume for the last 60 days is 1,431. The 52-week low/high is $0.25/$1.55.
GreeneStone Healthcare Corp. (GRST)
Today we are reporting on GreeneStone Healthcare Corp. (GRST), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
On Thursday, May 24, 2012, Nova Natural Resources Corp. announced that the Company would now go by the name GreeneStone Healthcare Corp. (GreeneStone). The Company's shareholders and Board of Directors approved the change of the corporate name to GreeneStone Healthcare on May 1, 2012. GreenStone now trades on the OTCBB under the symbol GRST. GreeneStone operates in underserviced sectors of the healthcare system – primarily in mental health – serving clients from around Canada and the United States. The Company has their headquarters in North York, Ontario.
GreeneStone operates medical clinics in Ontario, Canada. The Company adds overflow capacity to an increasingly stretched provincial healthcare system. They provide private alternatives to publicly underserviced healthcare needs. The Company has three medical clinics - two in Toronto, along with a facility in Muskoka, Ontario. They offer a variety of medical services, including addiction treatment, colonoscopy, endoscopy, minor cosmetic procedures, and executive health assessment programs.
For Executive Healthcare, the Company collaborates with businesses to provide executives with seamless access to an integrated team of medical, counseling, coaching and addiction experts. Specific services include medical treatment, medical concierge services, counseling, coaching, and addiction treatment.
GreenStone was cash flow positive in Quarter 1, 2012. They have had positive revenue growth over the past seven quarters as the Company's Muskoka facility has ramped up operations.
Last week, GreeneStone announced the expansion of their Addiction Treatment service. The Company has secured a facility in Toronto's upscale Yorkville neighborhood. GreeneStone announced that they hired Mr. Andrew Galloway as Vice President, Aftercare & Outpatient Services. Mr. Galloway is an addiction councilor in Toronto, Ontario and is a frequently used interventionist on the television program, Intervention Canada. Centralizing their facilities in Toronto allows GreeneStone to service a large, local population within a geographic area containing many of the types of companies for which Greenstone's services are required greatly.
Greenestone Healthcare Corp. (GRST), closed Wednesday's trading at $1.25, even with yesterday’s close, on 15,000 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 1,793. The 52-week low/high is $0.70/$1.21.
EMC Metals Corp. (EMC.TO)
Today we are reporting on EMC Metals Corp. (EMC.TO), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Headquartered in Sparks (Reno), Nevada, EMC Metals Corp is a Canadian junior mining and exploration company. Their corporate focus is on building shareholder value by applying world-class extraction and recovery techniques to high-value specialty metal and mineral projects. Listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, EMC Metals' Springer tungsten mine, located in Nevada, holds significant value to be captured by way of recently announced plans to re-start operations. The Company's global exploration focus is on scandium properties, and on select specialty metals that may accompany scandium resources.
EMC Metals owns a 100 percent interest in the Springer tungsten mine in Nevada. The Company also owns a 50 percent earn-in right on the Nyngan Scandium Project in NSW, Australia. In addition, they own a 100 percent interest in the Carlin Vanadium property near Carlin, Nevada. All three properties have current NI 43-101 compliant resource estimates.
On February 29, 2012, EMC Metals announced that their earn-in on the Nyngan Scandium Project was rejected and would be taken to dispute with the Company's partner. EMC continues to pursue aggressively their right to a 50 percent project earn-in, through direct discussions with their partner and through a formal dispute process. EMC Metals maintains that all project earn-in conditions outlined under the JV Agreement have been met, and subject to satisfactory agreement, they will take all lawful steps to secure their proprietary rights to a 50 percent joint venture interest. The parties remain in discussions on the matter.
Last week, EMC Metals announced that Mr. Warren K. Davis was appointed to the EMC Metals Board as an independent Director. Mr. Davis has held a number of senior roles in the minerals and engineering industries, with a focus on energy development, project marketing and business strategy. Mr. Davis currently provides consulting services for Parsons Brinckerhoff Power and ClearFuels Technology, Inc.
EMC Metals Corp. (EMC.TO), closed Wednesday's session at $0.07, even with yesterday’s close, on 94,800 volume. The 52-week low/high is $0.07/$0.21.
Thwapr, Inc. (THWI)
PennyTrader Publisher reported recently on Thwapr, Inc. (THWI), FeedBlitz, Trading News Bulletin, Sling-Shot-Stocks, Top Secret Stocks, ChartPoppers did earlier, and we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Thwapr, Inc. is a cloud-based mobile video sharing platform company whose shares trade on the OTC Bulletin Board. The Company has engineered a proprietary technology to deliver the best possible mobile video quality and user experience regardless of device, network or carrier. Their seamless device agnostic process enables users to socialize video content, and provides a solution to monetize the mobile community. Thwapr has their corporate headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Company supports more than 265 mobile devices, covering approximately 200 million handsets, allowing users to share moments with anyone regardless of device or carrier. Thwapr has approval by all Tier 1 and Tier 2 carriers in the United States. The Company provides brands with additional revenue opportunities by mobilizing existing content and enabling flexible monetization options. These include dynamic pre-roll video ad insertion, banner ads, m-commerce, branded SMS, carrier billing and integration with Web-based transaction processing solutions.
Thwapr's proprietary adaptive rendering technology allows brands to deliver rich video wrapped with graphical branding. Content owners can deliver branded content to a large audience simultaneously on hundreds of mobile devices – scaling from feature phones to smartphones and the latest app phones.
Last week, Thwapr announced that they are investing in Intellectual Property (IP) protection to strengthen their strategy for China. The Company is aware that the IP landscape in China requires specific knowledge to navigate. The scope, documentation, application, and approach differ from that in the U.S. Therefore, obtaining the guidance of a reputable and experienced team who knows the Chinese patent process, has familiarity with US Patents, and understands technology applications is critical to assist in crafting the best approach for China.
This week, Thwapr reported that they have initiated the design and localization of their iPhone App to be made available to the millions of Chinese iPhone owners in China. The Company is working closely with their development team in Singapore to define new localized features that adapt to Asian culture and local monetization opportunities.
Thwapr, Inc. (THWI), closed Wednesday's session at $0.03, down 34.50%, on 1,561,511 with 84 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 812,573. The 52-week low/high is $0.005/$0.36.
USA Recycling Industries, Inc. (USRI)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight USA Recycling Industries, Inc. (USRI). Today, USA Recycling Industries, Inc. closed trading at $0.09, off by 5.26% on 20,353 volume with 9 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 14,049, and its 52-week low/high is $0.03/$0.14.
USA Recycling Industries, Inc. reported on a huge opportunity today to utilize the company’s full-spectrum competencies in advanced recycling, with the signage of a Letter of Intent to purchase 51% of the stock of fellow Pennsylvania-based used oil filter recycler, Lucas Lane, Inc. A move seen as being extremely lucrative for USRI in a market with a solid logistical future (425M used automotive filters in the U.S. alone annually, containing some 160k tons of iron and 18M gallons of oil).
USA Recycling Industries, Inc. (USRI) is a mid-market recyclable waste collection & disposal service, providing specialty recycling programs to commercial & industrial customers throughout North America. Operating through multiple company-owned & partnership recycling centers, the company primarily targets growth opportunities in the $75 billion global scrap metals market.
USA Recycling has operated since its inception in 2000, and its largest operating subsidiary, Scrap USA, since 2007 has been focused on and successful in servicing the automotive service center industry. It currently provides specialty recycling programs to more than 5,000 automotive service center locations operated by some of the most recognizable names in that retail category.
With a well-established national footprint, the company is now integrating other ancillary services such as the collection & disposal of other recyclable waste streams. USA Recycling has also opened the door to franchising opportunities and recently signed a proprietary revenue sharing agreement with Recycling Franchisors, Inc. Other initiatives to drive growth and boost prominence include the launch of a new website and relocation of executive offices.
USA Recycling has successfully contracted automotive waste-generators for collection & disposal services, selling the processed recyclable materials to end-user-consumers through the company's trading operations with offices in North America, India, and the United Arab Emirates. The company's primary aim is to maximize shareholder value while providing the highest level of quality waste collection & disposal services to its customers, ensuring its collected debris remain free of any U.S. landfills. Disclaimer
USA Recycling Industries, Inc. Company Blog
USA Recycling Industries, Inc. News:
USA Recycling Industries Signs Letter of Intent to Expand Used Oil Filter Recycling Operations
USA Recycling Industries, Inc. (USRI) Announces Engagement of QualityStocks Investor Relations Services
USA Recycling Industries Files Financial Results and Achieves Current Status on OTC Markets
GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (GWIV)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (GWIV). Today, GlobalWise Investments, Inc. closed trading at $1.54, even with yesterday's close. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 6,042, and its 52-week low/high is $1.02/$1.87.
GlobalWise Investments, Inc. was published in an article yesterday by leading online publication for actionable stock market intelligence, Seeking Alpha, for the company’s diverse service offering capabilities and strong hand in the ECM industry (enterprise content management industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 26% through 2013, according to projections by IBM Market Insights). The company was portrayed as having stored up huge amounts of kinetic energy with its unique business model.
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 to Hold Inaugural Partner Advisory Board Meeting
GlobalWise Announces New Channel Sales Partnership With MWA Intelligence
Murphy Analytics Announces Initiation of Coverage on Globalwise Investments
Quantum International Corp. (QUAN)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Quantum International Corp. (QUAN). Today, Quantum International Corp. closed trading at $2.40, up 4.35%, on 4,980 volume with 13 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 19,686, and its 52-week low/high is $1.75/$16.50.
Quantum International Corp. (QUAN) is an emerging robotics innovation company that's setting the stage for the next generation of automation technology. The company is targeting leading-edge developers of advanced robotics technologies for acquisition or partnership, with the goal of developing and marketing these technologies to meet fast rising global demand. In particular, the company is exploring new innovations in medical robotics, adding one exploding market on top of another.
With the rapid advancement of sophisticated sensory and control electronics, the promise of economic robotic applications is finally becoming a reality. Although industrial robots have been around for a long time, smaller, lighter, and less expensive versions are finally beginning to play a serious role in the marketplace. It's much like the development of the computer, from a room-size electrical monster, costing millions, to a desktop, laptop, and now handheld electronic wizard that almost anyone can afford.
The worldwide demand for robots is growing rapidly, seen as a now affordable source of controlled energy. The global market for robots is currently estimated at $3.2 billion, with experts projecting the industry to approach $70 billion by 2025. In addition industrial applications, robots are now a crucial part of everyday life for an increasing number of individuals in their home. Personal assistance robots are helping the elderly, paralyzed, and chronically ill lead more independent lives, presenting a major breakthrough in home care with countless benefits.
Add to that the natural growth of the massive health care industry, and medical technology, and it's easy to see why, according to ABI Research, the medical robots industry is expected to reach $1.3 billion by 2016. As an example, various forms of robotic technology are already being used in hospital operating rooms to make difficult or impossible operative procedures now doable. But that same technology can be applied to many other industries, such as consumer electronics, agriculture, wind and solar, and manufacturing. Disclaimer
Quantum International Corp. Company Blog
Quantum International Corp. News:
QUAN Contacts New Robotics Targets
QUAN Works to Take Robotics Out of the Lab and Into the Marketplace
QUAN: Home Care Robots Could Transform Personal Assistance Market
Green Technology Solutions, Inc. (GTSO)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Green Technology Solutions, Inc. (GTSO). Today, Green Technology Solutions, Inc. closed trading at $2.45, up 2.08%, on 17,823 volume with 41 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 18,345, and its 52-week low/high is $1.02/$8.82.
Green Technology Solutions, Inc. (GTSO), via GTSO Resources, is an early-stage company poised for rapid growth by feeding the exploding demand for the versatile metal tungsten. With the demand for tungsten now far exceeding supplies, GTSO is capturing the opportunity to link with mining experts around the world, targeting tungsten mining companies for acquisition or joint venture. To date, the company has developed significant relationships with early and mid-stage mining experts and companies in the U.S., China, Africa, and South America.
Why tungsten? It's natural to think of underground wealth in terms of things like gold or silver, oil or natural gas. But the hot underground commodity today is increasingly tungsten, a heavy super-hard grey metal so versatile that it has become virtually indispensable to modern life. Second only to diamonds in terms of measured hardness, it is essential to any type of application requiring toughness, precision, and the ability to withstand heat and wear, from missile parts to armor-piercing tank shells, from drill bits and saw blades to a whole range of electrical components.
The one problem with tungsten is that there simply isn't enough of it. Demand has been growing, as more countries industrialize, but world tungsten production has actually been relatively flat. For years, the tungsten market has been dominated by China, the source of close to 90% of worldwide tungsten production. Today, as China's own growing industries demand more tungsten, they've been cutting back on exports, causing prices to soar.
The price of tungsten jumped 35% in 2011, with steep increases continuing in 2012. It's one of the reasons that Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway unit IMC International Metalworking recently agreed to invest $80 million in a tungsten mining project in South Korea. Global supplies simply can't keep up with global demand. The search for new resources begins now, and GTSO Resources sees itself as leading the way. Disclaimer
Green Technology Solutions, Inc. Blog
Green Technology Solutions, Inc. News:
GTSO: Is Tungsten an Endangered Element?
GTSO Reaches Framework Agreement with JV Target
GTSO Explores Technology That Turns Waste into Wealth
USA Recycling Industries, a Pennsylvania-based scrap metals recycler providing specialty recycling services throughout North America, this morning announced it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to purchase 51% of the stock of Lucas Lane, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based recycler of used oil filters.
Each year the U.S. generates 425 million used automotive oil filters containing 160,000 tons of iron units and 18 million gallons of oil. Recycling all the filters sold annually in the United States would result in the recovery of about 160,000 tons of steel. Given the potential market opportunity, the LOI with Lucas Oil provides for a strategic bolt-on acquisition and new opportunities for growth.
“Based on the number of oil filters used every year in this country, we believe that the addition of the collection and disposal of used oil filters is a lucrative opportunity that will add significant revenue to the Company’s operations in the near term,” USA Recycling Industries CEO Vincent J. Smith stated. “The Lucas Lane LOI, combined with our direct end-user-consumer relationships with used motor oil re-refiners, solidifies our competitive advantage.”
To learn more about the company, visit www.usarecyclingindustriesinc.com
The following article was posted yesterday at the premier website for actionable stock market opinion and analysis, Seeking Alpha. Seeking Alpha handpicks articles from the world’s top market blogs, money managers, financial experts and investment newsletters – publishing approximately 250 articles daily. Boasting more than 1 million members, the website has a strong readership among money managers, research analysts, investment bankers, and serious individual investors.
Found at www.seekingalpha.com/article/639331, the article is presented below in its entirety:
One of the hot growth areas in technology and cloud computing right now is enterprise content management (ECM). The ECM industry is expected to exceed $5.7 billion by 2014 with Gartner predicting a compound annual growth rate of 10.1%. IBM Market Insights predicts adoption of cloud computing to grow by 26% CAGR between 2010 through 2013.
The ECM cloud adoption is fueled by runway document and digital data growth. The economic and operations impact delivered includes: cost savings, quicker time-to-value, improved compliance & disaster recovery, increased service delivery, increase IT efficiencies, and enhanced competitive positioning.
There are a number of big names in the field including IBM (IBM), Microsoft (MSFT), Oracle (ORCL), and OpenText (OTEX), suggesting that the industry has a lot of potential. It may seem that there is little room for such a small player like GlobalWise Investments (GWIV.OB) to operate in with such large multinationals in the space, but according to an analyst report by Murphy Analytics, the company actually has substantial room with its unique business model.
There is a big difference between the markets served by Tier 1 and Tier 2 focused players and the small and medium business market targeted by GlobalWise. Although the average deal size is smaller, GlobalWise is able to pursue many more opportunities. GWIV has already made headway in the marketplace by partnering up with well-established companies such as Lexmark, Samsung, and Dell.
Looking further into GlobalWise Investments, the company, via wholly-owned subsidiary Intellinetics, is a leading-edge technology company focused on 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), and 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.
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.
Recent financial results for GWIV show the potential of this sector. On May 16, GWIV said that total revenues for the quarter increased 51% y/y to $360,328. The company further noted that it has significantly ramped-up its sales efforts and has entered into five new channel partner agreements since February. GWIV commented that it believes the expansion of its reseller program to include Latin America in the second quarter of 2012 will continue to increase, driving growth for the next several years.
As a side note, the only analyst covering this stock has a 12 month target on the stock of $4.60 a share, providing some pretty decent upside for investors.
For additional information on GlobalWise Investments, visit the company’s website at www.GlobalWiseInvestments.com
Quasar Aerospace Industries has laid out a fairly detailed set of goals aimed at scaling up its operations to meet the anticipated explosion in worldwide demand for airline pilots and associated technicians. The Florida-based holding company has already begun its expansion drive with the acquisition of Atlantic Aviation, a growing Florida flight school, Corporate Air Repair, an aircraft and heavy equipment repair service, and A-Cent Aviation, a Colorado flight training facility and VA Approved Part 141 Flight School.
The rapid increase in global industrialization and associated travel is expected to generate a need for hundreds of thousands of pilots around the world, largely for China and Asia-Pacific nations, putting a strain on the limited supply of qualified training operations. The U.S. has become a center for advanced flight and technical training, and Quasar is positioning itself to become a training leader through an aggressive marketing and acquisition program, with the possibility of providing additional services. Below are some of the specific steps to this end that Quasar has been taking or is planning, and their expected benefits:
Acquisition of the FAA Part 141 Flight School will allow Quasar to meet the growing demand for trained commercial pilots, and allow the company to do the following:
• Capture revenue from third parties, including Veterans Administration and sponsored student loans from various governments;
• Recruit flight students from around the world;
• Have training of foreign students be sponsored and paid for by a foreign government, with the potential to train approximately 30 new students each month at a fee of $55,000 each;
• Receive additional revenue by administering the aeronautical knowledge test, since the FAA testing center is licensed through the Computer Assisted Testing Service (CATS)
Further developments for Quasar are rapidly opening additional market opportunities:
• Corporate Air Repair is beginning to start classes on aircraft systems and preventative maintenance.
• After being a holding queue for nearly two years, it will be approximately one year and AAI (Atlantic Aviation) will have the FAA begin the inspection phase for the Air Agency Certificate.
• There are new aviation opportunities that have presented themselves to the company, one of which involves wholesale aircraft parts.
• There is the potential of an airport being leased from a county in Florida, which could function as an academy for the company’s international students, opening the doors for immediate expansion.
• The company could even potentially become a F.B.O. operator, rent hangars and tie-downs, sell fuel, operate a gun range, and build a moto-sports complex that would include activities from flying to off road vehicles, fishing, and camping.
For more information, see the company website at www.QuasarAero.com
Baby All, previously known for advancing key IP/technology for a novel infant medicine dispenser, announced today that, pursuant to the May 11 reverse merger (and effective as of May 21), the company has effectively changed names to Santa Fe Petroleum, Inc.
This marks a new beginning for the company as a strategic focus on hydrocarbon development becomes the central and sole priority for BABA’s operating model. The primary target for operations are undeveloped oil and gas that may be in a trend of known, producing formations, something which yields opportunities for untapped, virgin reservoir pressures and the associated commercial potential thereof.
Just the momentum spike that Santa Fe needs to truly capitalize on a shrewdly assembled portfolio of some 2k mineral interest lease acres, reinforced by an aggressive leasing strategy aimed at expanding the acreage footprint. Santa Fe is currently in negotiations to acquire interests/leasing on several thousand more acres of prime hydrocarbon potential for this year and on into 2013.
The FINRA processing for the name change and ticker is proceeding apace as plans are finalized for the completion of the original test well on the current project (should be ready in the next few months at which time the company will issue another report). Additional near-term drilling targets with ample cash flow potential are also being organized with the intent of increasing overall profitability.
The Santa Fe Spindletop Field in Hopkins County, Texas (original wildcat well, Hopkins Spindletop #1, was spud in late 2002 and produced on average, some 440 barrels a day, the maximum allowed by the State of Texas despite the ability to produce more) is a perfect example of the company’s strategy, resting as it does between two fields, both with considerable production and some wells that have been producing since back in 1980. Initial reserve estimates from the discovery well and other analyses places the recoverable resource at around 600k barrels of oil and 1.5B cubic feet of gas, given 80-acre spacing.
Targeting the Upper Jurassic Smackover formation, Santa Fe Spindletop vectors, including offset field targets, indicate a considerable concentration of natural gas with the Smackover oil. This excellent position is a result of the company’s strict guidelines, which mandate that target selection for potential drilling fall within the same set fundamental parameters that have guided the company’s executive team to rousing success over the last 15 years.
By focusing on undeveloped oil and gas in either unknown formations or existing trends where the probability of success is increased and employing the most rigorous benefit analysis/observation methodologies possible, Santa Fe has earned an impressive track record, with a better than 75% success rate for drilling/completion thus far. This strategy has served the company very well indeed and Santa Fe will continue to employ similar logic when following their aggressive acquisition campaign forward, using the same carefully engineered methods to ascertain which potential targets have the highest possible probability of return on investment.
Santa Fe takes an extremely hands-on, granular approach to management, seeing to every aspect of operations from leasing the mineral interests through to production, even handling things like gas line engineering/installation and the accounting/production of shareholder revenue checks. It is this meticulous attention to detail that has made the company so light on its feet and able to punch over its weight in the sector and this infusion of momentum will likely super-charge the underlying process, leading to even greater results from operations.
Exceptionally well timed move really, oil is up for the second day in a row as the Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing businesses index came in above analysts’ expectations at 53.7 for May (up from 53.5 last month), easing fears of a slowing recovery and accentuating an escalating situation in the Middle East as Iraqi PM Maliki is pressured to step down amid a string of recent bombings and hostilities (further disruption of global supply chain and resultant pricing shifts will be closely watched by industry operators).
For more information on Santa Fe Petroleum, please visit the company’s website at: www.SantaFePetroleum.com
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