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Rainmaker Systems, Inc. (RMKR)
SmarTrend Newsletters reported recently on Rainmaker Systems, Inc. (RMKR), Stock Stars did previously, and we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Rainmaker Systems, Inc. is a leading global provider of B2B e-commerce solutions. These solutions drive online sales and renewals for products, subscriptions and training for their clients and their clients' channel partners. The Company provides these solutions on a consistent, worldwide basis supporting multiple payment methods, currencies and language capabilities. Founded in 1991, Rainmaker Systems has their corporate headquarters in Campbell, California, and additional offices in Austin, Texas, London, UK, and Manila, Philippines.
The Rainmaker SaaS e-commerce solution enables companies to deliver an "app store" like experience to business customers. This enables them to buy products in the same way business buyers expect to buy online today, regardless of how complicated the configuration or pricing. The Company's solution can accommodate traditional business buying process needs including trials, quotes and placing an order by corporate credit card or purchase order.
A key aspect of the Rainmaker e-commerce suite is to provide their clients a way to partner with the Company on a scalable, repeatable and predictable sales model. This enables their clients to turn every customer contact into revenue generating opportunities while simplifying otherwise complex sales and marketing needs. Rainmaker's clients include the world's largest Fortune 500 enterprises in a range of industries. This includes computer hardware and software, telecommunications, and financial services.
At the end of May, Rainmaker Systems announced a three-year agreement for the Training Revenue Management System with a new client, Aruba Networks. Aruba is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise.
Mr. Michael Silton, Rainmaker Systems' CEO, commented on May 31, 2012, "We are very pleased that Aruba Networks has chosen to engage with Rainmaker, displacing their previous vendor. We believe the award of this three-year B2B agreement to drive online sales revenue reflects our modern SaaS approach to training revenue delivery, which puts control in our clients' hands, and the proven value of our unique B2B capabilities that enable them to effectively increase revenue."
Rainmaker Systems, Inc. (RMKR), closed on Thursday at $0.57, down 6.86%, on 38,304 volume with 20 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 11,521. The 52-week low/high is $0.38/$1.68.
CalWest Bancorp (CALW)
Today we are reporting on CalWest Bancorp (CALW), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
CalWest Bancorp operates as the holding company for the South County Bank, N.A. The Company's loan portfolio consists of Commercial, Real Estate, and Consumer loans. The Company is known as South County Bank in most regions of Southern California, Surf City Bank in Huntington Beach, and Inland Valley Bank in Redlands and Moreno Valley. CalWest Bancorp's shares trade on the OTC Bulletin Board.
For Business Solutions, the Company can provide businesses with structure and financing. They offer Deposit Services, which includes Analysis, Unlimited, and Interest Checking. It also includes Money Market Savings, Investment Sweeps, Zero Balance Accounting, Payroll Processing, and Merchant Card Services.
For Businesses, CalWest Bancorp also offers Cash Management Services. This includes eCorp Online Banking, Remote Deposits, Electronic Payments, Positive Pay, Mobile Banking, Cash Vault, and Armored Transport. The Company's Business Loan Services include Business Lines of Credit, Commercial Term Loans, Commercial Real Estate Loans, and Equipment Financing. It also includes SBA Financing, Construction Loans, as well as Accounts Receivable Financing.
For Personal Services, the Company offers Deposits Services and Loan Services. Deposit Services include Online Banking, Checking, Savings, Money Market, Certificates of Deposit, and Retirement Accounts. Loan Services include Overdraft Protection, Home Equity Lines, and Vehicle Financing.
In April, CalWest Bancorp reported consolidated financial results for the first quarter of 2012. The Company's year-to-date net income was $133,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2012. This is in comparison to a net loss of $416,000 for the same three months ended March 31, 2011. This represents a $549,000 quarterly improvement over the prior year results for the same period.
Recently, South County Bank, the wholly owned subsidiary of CalWest Bancorp announced the addition of Mr. Rodney Banzon Consunji to their lending staff. He is an experienced Banker with more than 20 years of experience.
In May, South County Bank announced that they are providing financing for expansion to Newport Doctors Medical Group. South County Bank is lending to small to medium sized businesses.
CalWest Bancorp (CALW), closed on Thursday at $0.34, down 2.86%, on 25,000 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 4,646. The 52-week low/high is $0.26/$0.59.
Pegasi Energy Resources Corp. (PGSI)
AwesomePennyPicks reported recently on Pegasi Energy Resources Corp. (PGSI), and we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Pegasi Energy Resources Corp. is an organic growth-oriented independent oil and gas exploration and production company. The Company is focusing on a repeatable, low geological risk, high potential project in the active East Texas oil and gas region. Their strategy is to establish a portfolio of drilling opportunities to exploit undeveloped reserves to grow production, as well as undertaking exploration to grow future reserves. Trading on the OTC Bulletin Board, Pegasi Energy Resources has their headquarters in Tyler, Texas.
At present, the Company holds interests in properties located in Marion and Cass County, Texas, home to the giant Rodessa oil field. This field has produced approximately 2.3 trillion cubic feet of gas and 400 million barrels of oil. The field has historically been the domain of small independent operators and is not a legacy field for any major oil company. Pegasi's business strategy (designated the "Cornerstone Project" or "CP") is to identify and exploit resources in and adjacent to existing or indicated producing areas within the Rodessa field area.
Pegasi Energy Resources conducts their main exploration and production operations via their wholly owned subsidiary, Pegasi Operating Inc. The Company conducts additional operations through another wholly owned subsidiary: TR Rodessa Inc. TR Rodessa operates a 40-mile natural gas pipeline and gathering system. It is currently being used by Pegasi to transport their hydrocarbons to market. Excess capacity on this system is used to transport third-party hydrocarbons.
In late March 2012, Pegasi Energy Resources announced the successful drilling of their first horizontal well in Cass County, Texas. The Morse Unit #1-H is the first horizontal well in the Company's planned development of their extensive Cornerstone Project in East Texas. The well has been drilled and suspended with production liner set within the 2,000-foot horizontal section of the well. Pegasi has planned a multi-stage frack in the completion of the well.
Pegasi Energy Resources Corp. (PGSI), closed on Thursday at $1.01, down 3.81%, on 24,200 volume with 8 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 52,574. The 52-week low/high is $0.22/$1.04.
IceWEB, Inc. (IWEB)
OnTheMar and Greenbackers reported this month on IceWEB, Inc. (IWEB), SmallCap Network, Wyatt Investment Research, StreetInsider, and Investor News Source did earlier, and we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
IceWEB, Inc. manufactures award-winning, high performance unified data storage appliances with their proprietary IceSTORM™ storage management software. The Company's high-performance unified storage systems scale from 4TB to 1.8PB. They provide one platform for file and block data over a variety of network protocols. These include iSCSI, NFS, CIFS, FC, FCoE, 10GE and others. Listed on the OTCBB, IceWEB has their corporate headquarters in Sterling, Virginia.
By way of thin provisioning, target deduplication and inline compression, the Company's unified storage arrays enable standardization, consolidation and optimized storage utilization for virtual and cloud environments, saving up to 90 percent of storage costs. This is while reducing space, power and cooling requirements and simplifying storage management.
Furthermore, IceWEB storage systems include unlimited snapshots, automated tiering, clones, asynchronous replication, and a built-in integrated management module for VMware, and a host of other features. The Company's unified storage systems come with end-to-end data integrity, along with multiple inter-connects and drive types. Their unified data storage systems are available to public sector and commercial customers through IceWEB's network of channel partners throughout North America.
In May, IceWEB announced that they won the Storage Hardware Product of the Year Award in the 2012 Data Centre Solutions Awards. An expert team of judges, passing IceWEB and 7 other storage vendors along to the finalist level, initially evaluated IceWEB's nomination. Finalists were then voted on by the IT community in a strict voting process limited to businesses with knowledge and familiarity of the data storage industry. Winning the Data Centre Storage Product of the Year Award is the latest in a rapid series of industry accolades IceWEB has received this year.
This week, IceWEB announced the launch of their IceKAST™ On Demand E-Learning Portal on www.iceweb.com/IceKAST
. IceKAST On Demand provides IceWEB customers and partners with interactive, on-demand web demonstrations of the Company's IceSTORM Operating System for training, education and support purposes. IceKAST On Demand is also available for qualified IceWEB channel partners to easily use and deploy on the web properties of IceWEB's network of channel and OEM partners by using IceKAST On Demand component codes, available on the IceWEB Partner Portal.
IceWEB, Inc. (IWEB), closed on Thursday at $0.16, up 15.11%, on 957,092 volume with 143 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 589,820. The 52-week low/high is $0.10/$0.29.
Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. (UWN)
ChartPoppers, Sling-Shot-Stocks, Top Secret Stocks, Trading News Bulletin, Penny Stock Explosion, 24-7 Stock Alert, and Global Equity Report reported earlier on Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. (UWN), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. is a developer, owner and operator of 11 gaming operations in Washington and a slot route operation in Deadwood, South Dakota. The Company has an interest in Buena Vista Development Company, LLC. Buena Vista is working with the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians on a Native American casino project to be developed in the city of Ione, California. Nevada Gold & Casinos has their corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas.
On May 12, 2009, Nevada Gold completed their acquisition of three casinos in the State of Washington, for $15.75 million. On July 23, 2010, the Company completed their acquisition of six mini-casinos in Washington State. Combined, the six facilities have approximately 100 table games including Blackjack, Spanish 21 and other popular banked table games.
On July 19, 2011, Nevada Gold completed their acquisition of the Red Dragon mini-casino in Mountlake Terrace, Washington for $1.25 million. On January 27, 2012, Nevada Gold & Casinos acquired A.G. Trucano, Son & Grandsons, Inc. (AG Trucano). They are a slot route operation based in Deadwood, South Dakota. AG Trucano was established in 1935 as a family-owned business.
Nevada Gold & Casinos is actively seeking collaborations in owning, developing and managing gaming facilities, both domestically and around the world. The Company's wholly owned properties, which they also operate, include Crazy Moose Casinos in Pasco and Mountlake Terrace, Washington, Coyote Bob's Roadhouse Casino in Kennewick, Washington, the Silver Dollar Casinos in SeaTac, Bothell and Renton, Washington, and the Club Hollywood Casino located in Shoreline, Washington. They also include the Royal Casino located in Everett, Washington, the Red Dragon Casino in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, the Golden Nugget Casino located in Tukwila, Washington and the AG Trucano slot route operation in Deadwood, South Dakota.
On May 31, 2012, Nevada Gold & Casinos announced that they reduced their debt obligations and that they anticipate more debt reductions over the next three years because of the completion of the sale of the Colorado Grande Casino and because of their scheduled amortization of their Wells Fargo Gaming Capital loan. In the last four months, the Company repaid $1.3 million in outstanding debt obligations with proceeds from the sale of the Colorado Grande Casino as well as cash on hand.
Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. (UWN), closed on Thursday at $1.09, down 1.80%, on 33,014 volume with 61 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 29,400. The 52-week low/high is $1.10/$5.31.
Ucore Rare Metals, Inc. (UCU.V)
Today we are highlighting Ucore Rare Metals, Inc. (UCU.V), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Ucore Rare Metals, Inc. is a junior exploration company focusing on establishing REE (Rare Earths Elements), uranium and other rare metal resources via exploration and property acquisition. The Company has multiple projects across North America. Ucore's primary focus is the 100 percent owned Bokan-Dotson ridge REE property in Alaska. The Company's purpose is to respond to the expanding need for technology metals primarily in Western markets. Ucore Rare Metals lists on the TSX Venture Exchange. The Company is based in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia.
The Bokan-Dotson ridge REE project is 60 km southwest of Ketchikan, Alaska and 140 km northwest of Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The Bokan properties are in an area reserved for sustainable resource development with an existing road network providing access to the main target areas. REE mineralization at the Bokan-Dotson ridge project occurs in a well-demarcated vein system related to a Mesozoic Bokan peralkaline granitic complex. The Bokan Mountain project covers 30 sq. km (19 sq. miles) and includes the former high grade Ross Adams Mine, which is Alaska's only prior producing uranium mine.
Several other occurrences of REE mineralization are also within, or at the margins of the complex. Viewed in a geological and geophysical context, the Bokan complex is a distinctive circular structure and is highly prospective for rare earths deposits. Ucore Rare Metals also has their Ray Mountains, Alaska; Elliot Lake, Ontario; Greater Newfoundland; Sandybeach Lake, Nunavut, and Lost Pond, Newfoundland projects.
In April, Ucore Rare Metals announced the receipt of an underground Mine Design (MD) study of the Bokan Heavy Rare Earth project on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska. Stantec, of Tempe, Arizona, completed the MD. The objective of the study was to recommend the most advantageous mining methodology from a range of alternatives, and estimate the capital and operating costs for the underground mine. The MD is an important component of the Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for Bokan, due in the near term.
Recently, Ucore Rare Metals announced the appointment of Mr. Patrick Ryan to their Board of Directors, effective May 14, 2012. Mr. Ryan brings to Ucore an extensive range of experience and corporate leadership in industrial operations management, large scale manufacturing, and the supply side of the international automotive industry, facilitating significant long-term supply contracts with automotive assembly concerns in North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim.
Ucore Rare Metals, Inc. (UCU.V), closed on Thursday at $0.30, even with yesterday’s close, on 225,460 volume. The 52-week low/high is $0.22/$0.85.
Caledonia Mining Corp. (CALVF)
Today we are reporting on Caledonia Mining Corp. (CALVF), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Listed on the OTCBB, Caledonia Mining Corp. is a mining and exploration company with assets in Southern Africa. The Company's current focus is their producing Blanket gold mine in Zimbabwe, the Nama cobalt-copper project in Zambia and the Rooipoort and Mapochsgronde platinum-nickel exploration projects in South Africa. Caledonia Mining has their corporate headquarters in Toronto, Ontario.
The Company's 2010 exploration program identified two resource targets at Nama (being Konkola East and Kafwira) that were characterized as belonging to the ore shale-hosted copper-cobalt style of mineralization. The 2011 program focused on Konkola East where a four-hole diamond drilling program was carried out with the primary objective of confirming the existence of the Ore Shale member of the Copperbelt stratigraphy. The results of this program confirmed the existence of Ore Shale in all holes.
Caledonia Mining's Board approved an exploration program for Nama in 2012. Phase 1 involves the drilling of additional holes comprising approximately 2,400 meters with the objective of identifying a continuation of the newly discovered mineralized zone towards surface. Phase 2 involves the drilling of additional holes comprising approximately 6,000 meters with the objective of identifying the nature of a deeper continuation of the above mineralized zone. This work will take place after completion of Phase 1 and the expectation is that it will take approximately 8 to 10 months.
Concerning Phase 3, provided the results of the Phase 1 program are positive, a drilling program focused on delineating and evaluating resources compliant with NI 43-101 will be presented to the Caledonia Board for approval prior to possible commencement. This Phase may begin during Phase 2 activities. Pertaining to the Nama Project, Caledonia holds four, contiguous large scale mining licences covering approximately 800 square kilometers on the Zambian Copperbelt.
Recently, Caledonia Mining announced that two further agreements have been signed in respect of the transfer of 20 percent of the Blanket Mine in Zimbabwe to two Indigenous Zimbabwean Trusts. These agreements have been made in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed with the Government of Zimbabwe on February 20, 2012, which is acknowledged by its signatories as being a binding agreement, and pursuant to which Indigenous Zimbabweans will acquire an effective 51 percent ownership of the Blanket Mine for a paid transactional value of US$30.09 million.
In late May, Caledonia Mining announced the appointments of Mr. Leigh Wilson and Mr. John Kelly as non-executive Directors of the Company with immediate effect. Mr. Leigh Alan Wilson has an international business and financial services background having served in senior executive and management positions with Union Bank of Switzerland (Securities) Ltd. in London and with the Paribas Group in Paris and New York where he served as CEO of Paribas North America between 1984 and 1990.
Mr. John Lawson Kelly has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry in the U.S. and international markets including emerging markets in Asia. He is registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority of the U.S.A. as a General Securities Principal.
Caledonia Mining Corp. (CALVF), closed on Thursday at $0.08, up 2.80%, on 94,266 volume with 20 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 95,714. The 52-week low/high is $0.06/$0.13.
Golden Phoenix Minerals, Inc. (GPXM)
SmallCapVoice, Whitehotstocks, and Streetwise Reports reported earlier on Golden Phoenix Minerals, Inc. (GPXM), and we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Golden Phoenix Minerals, Inc. is a mining company with headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Company's focus is Royalty Mining in the Americas. Their dedication is to delivering shareholder value by identifying, acquiring, developing and joint venturing gold, silver and strategic metal deposits throughout North, South and Central America. Their royalty business model offers exploration upside with the backing of production. Golden Phoenix Minerals lists on the OTC Bulletin Board.
The Company owns, has an interest in, or has entered into agreements with respect to mineral properties located in the U.S., Canada, Panama and Peru. Golden Phoenix is currently earning into a 60 percent interest (and potentially 80 percent interest upon meeting certain milestones and payments) in the Santa Rosa gold mine in Panama. The project size is 3500 hectares. Currently, the Company owns a 15 percent interest in Golden Phoenix Panama, S.A., the joint venture entity that owns and operates the Concessions constituting the Santa Rosa gold mine.
Golden Phoenix has an option to earn the 80 percent interest in four properties that are adjacent to the Mineral Ridge Gold Project in Nevada. These include the Vanderbilt Silver and Gold Project, Galena Flats, Coyote Fault Gold and Silver Project and the Coyote Fault Extension.
Golden Phoenix' strategy involves acquiring a property that, on terms and conditions acceptable to the Company, requires financing or geological expertise. They then focus on improving the property. This is by providing permitting, bonding, drilling, geological, legal and/or financial support. Subsequently, they concentrate on securing a mine operator. Their strategy includes retaining up to a 30 percent interest in each project, and ultimately converting some of those interests into royalty agreements.
On Monday of this week, Golden Phoenix Minerals announced the creation of an Interim Governing Board (IGB) to maximize the Company's efforts as they advance a multi-pronged legal strategy and to establish simultaneously the next steps for developing their portfolio of mining projects. The IGB will use the collective strengths of the Golden Phoenix Board of Directors and Management Team to focus their immediate efforts on accelerating the Company's pursuit of their rights and remedies in the lawsuit filed against Waterton Global Value, L.P., a Canadian limited partnership, and Scorpio Gold Corp., a British Columbia corporation, and parent company of Scorpio Gold (US) Corp., a Nevada corporation.
The IGB will also accelerate the Company's pursuit of the arbitration request filed with the International Chamber of Commerce against Silver Global, S.A., a Panamanian Corporation. They will also identify and advance the next steps for the development of Golden Phoenix's diverse portfolio of mining projects.
Golden Phoenix Minerals, Inc. (GPXM), closed on Thursday at $0.03, up 37.50%, on 5,093,459 volume with 181 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 1,159,704. The 52-week low/high is $0.009/$0.18.
International Stem Cell Corp. (ISCO)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight International Stem Cell Corp. (ISCO). Today, International Stem Cell Corp. closed trading at $0.34, up 17.24%, on 645,696 volume with 142 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 180,901, and its 52-week low/high is $0.21/$1.15.
International Stem Cell Corp. announced today that scientists at the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Lifeline Cell Technology, have developed a technology to modify human stem cells by using engineered proteins, called "transducible transcription factors" or "TTFs," representing a powerful way to trigger therapeutically-useful changes in the stem cell and also create sweeping new research/testing frameworks that should prove very lucrative for the company.
International Stem Cell Corp. (ISCO) specializes in the therapeutic applications of human parthenogenetic stem cells (hpSCs) and the development and commercialization of cell-based research and cosmetic products. The company was first to perfect the natural phenomenon of parthenogenesis, which utilizes unfertilized human eggs to create hpSCs. These stem cells, created in a particular form called HLA homozygous, can be immune-matched to millions of people regardless of sex or racial background, with minimal expectation of immune rejection after transplantation.
hpSCs are as pluripotent as embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and have significant therapeutic potential but their creation does not involve the destruction of a viable human embryo – thus sidestepping the controversy and ethical dilemmas associated with the use of human embryonic stem cells. Different from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSs), hpSCs do not involve manipulation of gene expression back to a less differentiated stage – a practice that may become a safety or regulatory obstacle in clinical applications.
A relatively small number of hpSC lines can offer the potential of producing the first true stem cell bank, UniStemCell, which ISCO intends to create as a means of serving populations across the globe. The company's scientists are currently focused on using hpSC to treat severe diseases of the eye, nervous system, and liver, for which cell therapy has been clinically proven but is limited due to the unavailability of safe human cells.
In addition to its therapeutic focus, ISCO also provides two revenue streams. Firstly through its subsidiary Lifeline Cell Technology, specialized cells and growth media for biological research around the world, and secondly its subsidiary Lifeline Skin Care, the company manufactures and sells anti-aging skincare products utilizing an extract from the hpSC and by leveraging the latest discoveries in the fields of stem cell biology, nanotechnology, and skin cream formulation technology. Disclaimer
International Stem Cell Corp. Company Blog
International Stem Cell Corp. News:
International Stem Cell Corporation Scientists Create New Protein-Based Stem Cell Technology
International Stem Cell Corporation Announces Marketing Plans for Its Wholly Owned Subsidiary Lifeline Skin Care
International Stem Cell Corp Announces First Quarter 2012 Financial Results and Business Highlights
Quasar Aerospace Industries, Inc. (QASP)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Quasar Aerospace Industries, Inc. (QASP). Today, Quasar Aerospace Industries, Inc. closed trading at $0.05, even with yesterday's close, on 11,800 volume with 5 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 50,737, and its 52-week low/high is $0.01/$1.10.
Quasar Aerospace Industries, Inc. announced that in a meeting of the majority of Series A Preferred shareholders, a motion to amend the certificate of designation was approved. As a result, the Series A Preferred shares will be amended so that a majority of the Series A Preferred shareholders will represent a voting majority, but the economic value of each share will convert at one hundred dollars per share ($100.00) and accrue an interest rate of twelve percent (12%) starting on July 1, 2012, until converted. The company also said it will consider further reducing its authorized shares in the future.
Quasar Aerospace Industries, Inc. (QASP) is an integrated aviation/aerospace corporation focused on executing an innovative and highly synergistic business strategy to develop competitive aircraft and train aircraft pilots. By combining several businesses in the aviation/aerospace industry with an integrated and self-supporting network, the company will be able to operate in a more complex environment and achieve greater success.
Rather than forcing acquired business to conform to a master corporate plan, Quasar allows these entities to retain their operational independence and unique corporate cultures. In doing so, the resources, talents, insight, experience, and market potential of each will be supported and enhanced in a cooperative process, leading to increased productivity, efficiency, and scalable economies for increased profitability and market relevance.
Quasar's strategic vision is centered on two core principles: (1) a phased approach to the development of individual acquisitions and opportunities to insure early profitability and minimize financial risk through time, and (2) the development of an integrated network of companies whose synergies will enhance profitability throughout the company. Quasar targets companies with a proven track record and significant consolidated cash flow to expand its business with the support of positive consolidated cash flow from day one.
Quasar currently owns Atlantic Aviation, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary that provides high-quality flight training programs; Quasar Aircraft Corporation, a wholly owned Nevada corporation; A-Cent Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary recognized as a leader in pilot training, aircraft sales, and aircraft management in the Colorado Springs area; and Corporate Air Repair, LLC, a provider of aircraft maintenance and repair services (Quasar owns 1/3). Disclaimer
Quasar Aerospace Industries, Inc. Company Blog
Quasar Aerospace Industries, Inc. News:
Quasar Series A Preferred Shares to Be Amended
Quasar Announces Major Share Reduction
CATS Application Approved, Management Change, Conference Call
GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (GWIV)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (GWIV). Today, GlobalWise Investments, Inc. closed trading at $1.63, up 1.87%, on 6,650 volume with 12 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 6,441, and its 52-week low/high is $1.02/$1.87.
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 Present at the Inaugural Marcum MicroCap Conference on June 20th in New York City
GlobalWise Signs Channel Sales Partnership With Sycle.net
GlobalWise Announces Success of Partner Advisory Board Event
SilverSun Technologies, Inc. (SSNT)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight SilverSun Technologies, Inc. (SSNT). Today, SilverSun Technologies, Inc. closed trading at $0.21, on 7,222 volume with 5 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 25,628, and its 52-week low/high is $0.005/$0.51.
SilverSun Technologies, Inc. (SSNT), via wholly-owned subsidiary SWK Technologies, is a premier total solutions provider specializing in business software for manufacturers and distributors. Established in 1988, the company focuses on meeting the needs of small-sized and mid-sized businesses ("SMB" marketplace) with accounting and business management products, including SilverSun's own proprietary software. The company also offers its own cloud-based solutions and provides network services (network configuration, data backup, 24/7 remote monitoring, etc.) to its clients.
SilverSun distinguishes itself from traditional software resellers by offering a wide range of value-added services, consisting primarily of programming, training, technical support, and other consulting and professional services. The company also provides software customization, data migration, business consulting, and implementation assistance for complex design environments. Currently, the company has over 1,000 active customers.
In addition to driving organic growth, SilverSun's aggressive growth strategy includes acquiring firms in the extensive and expanding SMB marketplace to create substantial value for its shareholders, employees, and partners. SilverSun aims to leverage SWK Technologies as a platform to roll up and aggregate the best and brightest ERP resellers, as well as other software companies with proprietary products that serve the SMB marketplace. The company's most recent acquisition was in January 2012.
In 2011, SilverSun increased sales 40% over the previous year and strengthened its balance sheet through the elimination of all outstanding debt. With organic sales accelerating, significant debt reduction, and great depth of expertise and resources, SilverSun is well positioned to become a dominant player in the growing business software marketplace. Disclaimer
SilverSun Technologies, Inc. Blog
SilverSun Technologies, Inc. News:
SilverSun Technologies Completes Asset Purchase of Micro-Point
SilverSun Technologies Reports First Quarter 2012 Results
SilverSun Technologies Introduces Proprietary Series of Cloud-Based Business Management Solutions for $8.7 Billion Beer Brewing and Distribution Industry
Today, International Stem Cell Corp. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lifeline Cell Technology (LCT), has developed a technology to modify human stem cells by using engineered proteins, called “transducible transcription factors” or “TTFs.” TTFs are designed to pass into stem cells and direct the stem cells to change into specific cell types. This technology can be both therapeutically useful and be used as revenue-generating research products.
Unlike more traditional cell therapy methods, this new technology does not require the use of viruses or chemicals. Furthermore, the TTF proteins are naturally eliminated by the cells when no longer required, a characteristic that further improves safety.
Once perfected, ISCO first intends to use this technology to create revenue-generating research products for sale through Lifeline Cell Technology’s international distribution channels to the academic, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical markets for cellular proteins. The company will also target the quickly growing markets for the study of stem cell biology and drug testing.
According to Jeffrey Janus, Lifeline Cell Technology’s CEO, “These proteins can be sold into the market for cellular proteins which exceeds $700 million and represents an excellent opportunity for LCT to grow sales. Since the technology also has broad application in research and therapy, it should provide ISCO with future out-licensing opportunities to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.”
To learn more about the company and its other technologies, visit www.internationalstemcell.com
Earlier today, Quasar Aerospace Industries announced that in a meeting of the majority of Series A Preferred shareholders, a motion to amend the certificate of designation was approved. As a result, the Series A Preferred shares will be amended so that a majority of the Series A Preferred shareholders will represent a voting majority, but the economic value of each share will convert at one hundred dollars per share ($100.00) and accrue an interest rate of twelve percent (12%) starting on July 1, 2012, until converted.
The prior conversion feature has been a source of concern for current and potential investors, as well as an open deficiency in the company’s capital structure. Prior to this action the common shareholders represented only one-seventh of the company after the full conversion of the Series A Preferred shares.
According to today’s release, the company will consider further reducing its authorized shares in the near future. As of today there are no changes in the common share structure. Quasar told the investment community that the company will continue to update shareholders as events unfold.
Quasar and its subsidiaries are involved in aviation and aviation related businesses. The company is the only certified Cessna Pilot Center (http://www.cessna.com/learn-to-fly.html) in Jacksonville, FL. Through its subsidiaries, Quasar is also an FAA Part 141 flight school (www.faa.gov). The company offers flight training and accepts VA benefits under the GI bill (http://www.gibill.va.gov/). Flight students also benefit from its onsite RedBird Full Motion Flight Simulator FMX1000 (http://www.redbirdflightsimulations.com).
For more information, see the company Web site at www.QuasarAero.com
Independent Film Development, the name itself says a great deal about the methodology and organizing philosophy of the company, but the ingenuity with which IFLM personnel like CEO Jeff Ritchie have embraced the modern film paradigm/market dynamics speaks volumes about where this enterprise, founded by veteran independent filmmakers, is headed.
The basic business model focuses on three primary vectors:
• Sales Agent – license indy produced film to domestic/international markets
• Negative Pickups – grab projects and produce for studios to capture 5-10% margins
• Production – discover/work-up, produce, and, when distribution is secured via sales arm, distribute as owner in perpetuity of great new films (develop co-financing roles, acquiring products in the development stage)
By giving film makers the tools they need and acting as a sales agent with expert management that really knows the industry back-end, IFLM will be unlocking a creative storehouse that today, sadly, remains daunted by the numerous financial problems associated with film production. Digital film is an especially rich venue and the sheer volume of potential production, as well as related demand that can be satisfied by this business model, is an attractive draw for investors who understand how video and a connected world is changing the nature of the industry. There are so many opportunities and unlike most film producers who make large investments, IFLM is able to generate its revenue without the same level of risk, while bringing better funding synergy to the project as well, something that benefits film makers (who generally don’t know the first thing about back-end tasks like distribution and licensing) and the final product itself.
We live in an age of Hollywood blockbusters developed at the studio level which have massive budgets, extensive logistical support for all aspects of the production process, and most importantly, the press, marketing, and direct market access to the some 60 countries worldwide that consume U.S. films. Given that this market accounts for nearly half of all income for U.S. films and there is within the studio film arena a serious lack of the kind of products that independent film can produce, a demand which has allowed the independent space to thrive, IFLM is organized around the opportunity to bring the tools required by independent film makers to the table.
The company unifies the extensive relationships within the industry and the power of an Internet-connected planet, leveraging mechanisms like wholly owned website HollywoodIndy.com, which provides a one-stop-shop for filmmakers to organize, find agencies/production services, sets, props, and even allowing people to social network together the talent with chat and forums.
This methodology is readily extensible and the crowd sourcing ideas it plays off of are immensely powerful for indy film making in general. The rise of crowd-sourced funding, driven in part by entities like Kickstarter, where people can come together and contribute to the production of an idea they would all like to see produced, has led to IFLM’s announcement of their www.Indiebackers.com platform, proving that the idea of social media-enabled, crowd-sourced production can be extended easily.
If we look at the fundamentals of independent film more closely, we see a huge push to make films for which demand is readily perceived to exist (something like 15k films a year get made) and which could satisfy the demand in the market for new and interesting films, but given the sorry state of affairs, most films are a hectic production scramble that never find an audience. IFLM is looking to change all of that and tap into the massive proliferation of end markets created by burgeoning home entertainment and mobile technologies at the same time.
So there is this serious disconnect between a growing global audience and the film makers. There is an obvious lack of new material coming out of the studio system and what does come out often fails to satisfy the insatiable hunger for great new films.
IFLM can act as a sales agent, a production organizer, and an international seller/distributor for the multibillion dollar indy film space, using web platforms to build up momentum and keep the logistics flowing smoothly. This is particularly interesting because other than the limited crowd-sourcing options, there are only a handful of real players in this indy market. By being able to identify winning projects, produce them, and secure distribution for the film, IFLM is stepping in to territory largely abandoned by the big boys like New Line Cinema and LionsGate, who have largely shifted to the bigger independent films (this just show how fast the baseline metrics for film production are growing, spurred on by the proliferation and falling costs of three-chip digital cameras and the like).
Looking to tackle quality projects along the same lines as those profitable, low-budget productions that the company’s principals have under their belts already, IFLM will farm up good targets through its network, and via industry trade shows/film festivals.
Current projections are to handle some 60 or more films over five years with an average gross licensing fee in the $350k-3M range (non-theatrical outlet revenue). Sales agent commissions will be around 10-30% of the licensing over a 7-25 year interval, with a majority of cost outlays ($40-150k per film on average) attributable to associated marketing requirements.
For more information on this incredible company that has developed a lightweight, powerful growth model for its shareholders, head on over to the Independent Film Development Corp. main site at: www.iFilmsInc.com
Imperial Resources, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Imperial Oil & Gas, already well-positioned for serious growth with their interests in Texas (Nunnelly #1 in Montague County and the Cochran #1 in Colorado County) and their 15k barrel/day capacity Salt Water Disposal Facility (SWDF) in the heart of the Barnett Shale, reported some big news today regarding another project with company-making potential similar to the SWDF, detailing initial geological reports on the new Area of Mutual Interest (AMI) in Oklahoma.
The AMI was acquired as per the previously reported (January 2012) agreements, whereby the company exited its previous holdings in the play at a handsome profit and re-entered on a 144 square mile area with geology analogous operating partner’s successful wells in the play. This new 2012 AMI agreement places the company in a 90% ownership position, as opposed to the previous position of 50% ownership, and the new acreage has similar/better potential with really good secondary targets as well.
Analysis of the initial geological data is well in line with IPRC’s projections and it is important to note that not only is the primary target formation under the entire new AMI, but that it has a current/historical production record, is of substantial thickness, and offers a solid analog to the excellent production results of a proximal well (targeting a similar formation) in which the company has a nominal interest (the Test Well).
The Test Well showed initial flow rates in excess of 360 BPD (with 850 McF of gas per day) and has delivered some 31k barrels (and 100M cubic feet of gas) since it went online in November of 2011. IPRC has a strong footing in the Oklahoma Resource Play at the ground floor of what looks like a site that could be developed out into a much larger field, perhaps encompassing several thousand additional wells.
With six additional formation targets available in the new AMI, over 10 historical wells on-site (each of which produced over 100k BOE), Imperial is eager to set about developing this potential company maker. The Oklahoma AMI will make a very strong partner to the SWDF, which benefits from abundant fracking activity in the Barnett Shale (the biggest gas producing structure in Texas), all of which requires immediate/long-term water disposal.
The data offers a very clear indication that the blanket formation, which stretches out under then entire AMI, not only offers abundant drilling opportunities, but generally rising acreage price, due to the large quantity of high-quality hydrocarbons. The opportunity looks really good either way and IPRC is keen to develop, especially considering the potentially stratospheric potential of the entire area.
It’s the perfect project for IPRC, which has historically focused on low risk oil and gas opportunities in emerging plays or underdeveloped areas. The company has made a good name for itself in onshore domestic hydrocarbon production and looks to take it to the next level with their SWDF and now the Oklahoma Resource Play.
For more information on Imperial Resources, Inc., please visit the company’s website at: www.ImperialResourcesInc.com
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