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The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter for Friday, July 27th, 2012

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Supertel Hospitality, Inc. (SPPR)

SmarTrend Newsletters reported on Supertel Hospitality, Inc (SPPR), and we are highlighting the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Supertel Hospitality, Inc. is a self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT) with corporate headquarters in Norfolk, Nebraska. The Company specializes in the ownership of select-service hotels. As a REIT, the Company, by law, must distribute at least 90 percent of their taxable income to their shareholders through dividends typically paid on a quarterly basis. Supertel Hospitality’s shares trade on the NASDAQ Global Market.

The Company completed their initial public offering (IPO) in 1994, when they owned a portfolio of 36 hotels. Over the next five years, they developed or built another 27 properties, growing their portfolio to 63 properties. They merged with Humphrey Hospitality Trust in the fall of 1999; they assumed that company’s name, trading under the symbol HUMP. The Company relocated to their current Norfolk, Nebraska location in 2004; they returned to their original name and stock symbol in 2005.

Currently, Supertel Hospitality owns 95 hotels consisting of 8,340 rooms in 23 states. Supertel's hotels are franchised by several of the industry's most well-regarded brand families. These include Hilton, IHG, Choice and Wyndham. Supertel’s Executive Management Team and Board of Directors have an average of more than 25 years of experience in hotel and real estate development, acquisition/divestment, ownership, asset management, operations, marketing and finance.

In May, Supertel announced that they completed the purchase of a 100-room Hilton Garden Inn in Solomons Island, Maryland for $11.5 million, excluding closing costs and fees. The hotel opened in 2007. It includes 3,650 square feet of function space, two pools, and a restaurant. It is located on Dowell Road in historic Solomons Island and is 2.5 miles from the Naval Air Station Patuxent River. It is Supertel Hospitality's second property in Solomons Island, as the Company also owns the 60-room Comfort Inn Beacon Marina.

In June, Supertel Hospitality announced that they closed on the sale of a Masters Inn in Tampa, Florida on June 15, 2012, at a sale price of $2.05 million. The hotel was purchased in May 2007 and was no longer classified as a core holding for the Company as it lacked a national brand affiliation. Supertel's investment strategy calls for the orderly divesture of certain independently flagged economy hotels. Supertel used the proceeds from the sale to retire related mortgage debt. Year to date Supertel Hospitality has sold six non-core assets generating gross proceeds of approximately $12.4 million and reducing the Company's consolidated mortgage debt by $10.1 million.

Supertel Hospitality, Inc (SPPR), closed on Thursday at $0.8001, down 6.97%, on 9,847 volume with 34 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 15,602. The 52-week low/high is $0.60/$1.35.

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX)

Stock Analyzer reported yesterday on Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX), StreetInsider, PennyTrader Publisher, Wealth Daily, WStreet Market Commentary, MicroCap Gems, Greenbackers did earlier, and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. is the leading marketer and producer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States. The Company also sells co-products, including wet distillers grain (WDG), a nutritional animal feed.  Pacific Ethanol serves integrated oil companies and gasoline marketers who blend ethanol into gasoline. The Company has their headquarters in Sacramento, California.

Pacific Ethanol has an ownership interest in New PE Holdco LLC, the owner of four ethanol production facilities. Pacific Ethanol operates and manages the four ethanol production facilities. These facilities have a combined annual production capacity of 200 million gallons. The facilities in operation are located in Boardman, Oregon, Burley, Idaho and Stockton, California. One idled facility is located in Madera, California.

The Company provides transportation, storage and delivery of ethanol by way of third-party service providers primarily in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Colorado, Idaho and Washington. Pacific Ethanol's subsidiary, Kinergy Marketing LLC, markets ethanol from Pacific Ethanol's managed plants and from other third-party production facilities. In addition, another subsidiary, Pacific Ag. Products, LLC, markets WDG.

Pacific Ethanol has a differentiated business plan from the rest of the ethanol industry. They refer to this plan as their “destination model.” The plants are located in close proximity to the Company’s customers. Consequently, the plants are able to produce and sell WDG, which avoids an expensive drying process. As a result, the plants consume less natural gas than most ethanol production facilities. Moreover, the cost of transporting fuel and feed to the Company’s local customers is lower than for plants located in the Midwest. Ethanol produced by the plants has the lowest carbon intensity of any commercially available transportation fuel produced in the U.S., according to the California Air Resource Board.

Last week, Pacific Ethanol announced that they closed their acquisition of an additional 33 percent ownership interest in New PE Holdco, the owner of the Pacific Ethanol plants. The acquisition was previously announced on June 27, 2012. The Company now holds a 67 percent ownership interest in New PE Holdco.

Mr. Neil Koehler, Pacific Ethanol’s President and CEO, stated: "With the closing of this transaction, we have regained majority ownership over the Pacific Ethanol plants and have significantly improved our liquidity position. This important accomplishment enables us to direct strategic investments in enhancing the financial performance of our assets, while reducing our overhead costs."

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX), closed on Thursday at $0.33, down 12.96%, on 4,114,090 volume with 3,619 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 2,232,759. The 52-week low/high is $0.25/$1.85.

Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (BDR)

SmarTrend Newsletters reported earlier on Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (BDR), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. operates as a technology-development and manufacturing company primarily in the U.S. The Company delivers television signal encoding, transcoding, digital transport, and broadband product solutions for a range of applications. They, together with R. L. Drake Holdings, LLC - their wholly owned subsidiary - offer customers more than 130 years of combined engineering and manufacturing expertise. Blonder Tongue Laboratories has their corporate headquarters and 130,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Old Bridge, New Jersey.

The Company is a leader in the field of Cable Television Communications. They provide system operators and integrators serving the cable, broadcast, satellite, IPTV, institutional and professional video markets with comprehensive solutions for the provision of content contribution, distribution and video delivery to homes and businesses.

Blonder Tongue offers analog video headend products, including integrated receiver/decoders, modulators, demodulators, channel combiners, and processors for use by system operators for signal acquisition, processing, and manipulation to create an analog channel lineup for further transmission. The Company also provides digital video headend products consisting of high definition (HD) and standard definition MPEG-2 encoders and multiplexers, and quadrature phase shift key to quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) transcoders, digital QAM up-converters, and multiplexers; and digital 8VSB/QAM HDTV processors for the delivery of HDTV programming; and agile QAM Modulators.

The Company offers their digital video headend products for use by system operators for the acquisition, processing, and manipulation of digital video signals. Additionally, Blonder Tongue provides hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) distribution products consisting of broadband amplifiers, directional taps, splitters, and wall outlets for coaxial distribution and fiber optic transmitters, receivers, and couplers. They offer their HFC distribution products to transport signals from the headend to homes, apartment units, hotel rooms, offices, or other terminal locations along a fiber optic, coaxial, or HFC distribution network.

In May, Blonder Tongue Laboratories announced their sales and results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. Net sales increased $510,000, or 8.5 percent, to $6,508,000 in the first three months of 2012 from $5,998,000 in the first three months of 2011. The previously announced R. L. Drake Holdings acquisition contributed $1,401,000 to net sales for the first three months of 2012. Net loss was $(1,480,000) or $(0.24) per share for the first three months of 2012 compared to a net loss of $(316,000) or $(0.05) per share for the corresponding period of 2011.  

Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (BDR), closed on Thursday at $0.9111, down 3.69%, on 14,300 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 10,208. The 52-week low/high is $0.91/$1.78.

Romios Gold Resources, Inc. (RG.V)

We are highlighting Romios Gold Resources, Inc. (RG.V), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Trading on the TSX Venture Exchange, Romios Gold Resources, Inc. is a mineral exploration company actively engaged in precious and base metal exploration across North America. The Company has a primary focus on gold, silver and copper. Romios Gold has significant property interests in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Nevada. Established in 1995, the Company has their headquarters in Toronto, Ontario.

Romios Gold is undertaking extensive exploration work on their Golden Triangle area properties in British Columbia. These properties sit among Galore Creek Mining Corp.'s (GCMC, a NovaGold/Teck Resources' Joint Venture) Galore Creek copper-gold-silver project, Pretium Resources' Brucejack deposit and Barrick Gold's high grade gold mine at Eskay Creek. Romios Gold’s properties are located adjacent to developing infrastructure and the extension of the provincial power grid under construction in the northwestern British Columbia area.

The Company’s Newmont Lake Project is located within 15 km of AltaGas' McLymont River hydropower project. Concerning Romios Gold’s Trek Project, the Company is developing an NI 43-101 resource at the North Zone. In addition, the high-grade Scossa Gold Project represents an opportunity for rapid development and low cost production in Nevada. Opportunities for the Company also include continued drilling and resource development for the past-producing La Corne Molybdenum mine site for open pit and rare earth element potential in Quebec. Moreover, Romios Gold is a Joint Venture partner with Mexivada at the Roger Gold Property in the Timmins-Hislop Gold district of Ontario.

Earlier this month, Romios Gold Resources announced that they began an exploration program on their Newmont Lake and Trek Projects located in the Golden Triangle mineralized district in northwestern British Columbia. The Newmont Lake Project area hosts a series of high quality gold, silver, and copper bearing (Au, Ag, and Cu) porphyry and massive sulphide occurrences along a major fault system.

Exploration efforts have already identified the Ken, Jazzman, and Cuba zones, and the high-grade Northwest Zone massive sulphide deposit containing an NI 43-101 Inferred Resource of 1.406 million tonnes grading approximately 4.43 g/t Au, 0.22 percent Cu, and 6.4 g/t Ag, or a gold equivalent grade (AuEq) of 5.16 g/t. Mineral Resources have not demonstrated economic viability and therefore are not Mineral Reserves. The 2012 exploration program will consist principally of diamond drilling; it will also include ground geophysical surveys. A drill rig and crew were mobilized to the property on July 2, 2012.

Romios Gold Resources, Inc. (RG.V), closed on Thursday at $0.11, off by 12.00%, on 1,000 volume. The 52-week low/high is $0.10/$0.63.

1st Mariner Bancorp (FMAR)

Today we are reporting on 1st Mariner Bancorp (FMAR), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Listed on the OTC Bulletin Board, 1st Mariner Bancorp is a bank holding Company with total assets of $1.22 billion. The Company’s wholly owned banking subsidiary, 1st Mariner Bank, operates 21 full service bank branches in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Harford, Howard, Talbot, and Carroll counties in Maryland, and the City of Baltimore. The bank was formed in 1995 through the mergers of a number of local financial institutions. 1st Mariner Bancorp has their corporate headquarters in Baltimore City.

In addition, 1st Mariner Mortgage, a division of 1st Mariner Bank, operates retail offices in Central Maryland, the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and portions of Northern Virginia. Furthermore, 1st Mariner operates direct marketing mortgage operations in Baltimore.

The bank is an FDIC-insured, independent community bank. They engage in the general commercial banking business, with particular attention and emphasis on the needs of individuals and small to mid-sized businesses.

1st Mariner’s products and services include traditional deposit products, a variety of consumer and commercial loans, residential and commercial mortgage and construction loans, money transfer services, non-deposit investment products, and Internet banking and similar services. 1st Mariner provides customers with access to local bank officers.

1st Mariner’s various mortgage-banking products include Federal Housing Administration and the federal Veterans Administration loans, conventional and nonconforming first-and second-lien mortgages, reverse mortgages, and construction and permanent financing products.

Yesterday, 1st Mariner Bancorp reported net income of $5.7 million for the second quarter of 2012. This is in comparison to a net loss of $11.0 million for the second quarter of 2011. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, the net income was $7.5 million compared to a loss of $18.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011.

Mr. Mark A. Keidel, 1st Mariner's Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our improved operating results for the second quarter were driven by a robust mortgage banking environment, improved credit quality, and continued reductions in operating expenses. The low interest rate environment and the addition of new mortgage production units have significantly increased loan production for home purchases and refinances. We experienced a record number of mortgage settlements during the quarter and for the first six months of 2012, with origination volume in excess of $1.0 billion."

1st Mariner Bancorp (FMAR), closed on Thursday at $0.59, up 5.36%, on 32,973 volume with 15 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 14,045. The 52-week low/high is $0.05/$0.70.

Pinetree Capital Ltd. (PNP.TO)

We are highlighting Pinetree Capital Ltd. (PNP.TO) today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Pinetree Capital Ltd. is a diversified investment, financial advisory, and venture capital firm that lists on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The Company’s focus is on the small cap market. Their investments are primarily in the resources sector. This includes Precious Metals, Base Metals, Oil and Gas, Potash, Lithium and Rare Earths, Uranium and Coal. Incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario, Pinetree Capital is based in Toronto, Ontario.

In 2007, Pinetree was ranked third in Canadian Business Magazine’s 150 Top Mid-Cap Companies.        In 2010, Pinetree was ranked the 86th most profitable company in the Top 1,000 Profitable Companies in Canada list from Report on Business Magazine.

The Company’s investment approach is to develop a macro view of a sector. They then work to build a position consistent with the view by identifying micro-cap opportunities within that sector. Next, they devise an exit strategy designed to maximize their relative return in light of changing fundamentals and opportunities. As at March 31, 2012, Pinetree Capital had 419 investments with a Fair Value of approximately $413,533 million divided across all sectors.

Pinetree is an experienced investor with deep industry relationships. The Company acts as a sponsor to the companies it invests in. Pinetree leverages their industry knowledge, contacts and brand to advise and mentor their investees.

Earlier this month, Pinetree Capital announced that as at June 30, 2012, Pinetree's unaudited net asset value per share (NAV) was $1.74.
NAV is calculated as at a particular date and is, by its nature, historical, and may not be reflective of Pinetree Capital's future performance. Pinetree discloses an unaudited monthly NAV within 15 days after the month-end.

NAV is a non-GAAP (general accepted accounting principles) measure. It is calculated as the value of total assets less the value of total liabilities divided by the total number of common shares outstanding as at a specific date. Pinetree Capital has calculated NAV consistently for many years. The Company believes that NAV can provide information useful to their shareholders in understanding their performance, and may assist in the evaluation of their business relative to that of their peers.

Pinetree Capital Ltd. (PNP.TO), closed on Thursday at $0.90, up 2.27%, on 119,848 volume. The 52-week low/high is $0.78/$2.27.

Direct Insite Corp. (DIRI)

SmallCapVoice reported earlier on Direct Insite Corp. (DIRI), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Founded in 1987, Direct Insite Corp. delivers cloud-based on-demand  Accounts Payable (AP), and Accounts Receivable (AR) and Payment solutions. The Company has built their business by automating the most demanding financial environments of some of the world's largest companies. Today, more than 230,000 corporations use Direct Insite’s solutions across 100 countries - representing more than 35 currencies and 17 languages. Direct Insite pioneered the use of on-demand technology in AP and AR, delivering their first solution in 1998. The Company is based in Sunrise, Florida. In addition, Direct Insite has remote offices in Bohemia, New York, Santa Clara, California, and Denver, Colorado.

Direct Insite delivers on-demand, end-to-end solutions that take the complexity out of financial supply chain management. Their solutions automate AP and AR processes. Direct Insite complements their solutions with custom engineering support to meet the needs of the most complex environments.  

Direct Insite’s Invoices On-Line (IOL) suite simplifies AP, and AR and Payments processes such as electronic invoice distribution/submission, purchase order submission/distribution/acknowledgement, invoice processing/validation, line-item matching, approval routing, invoice consolidation, dispute management, payment portal/processing, and reporting and analysis. The Invoices On-Line AP portal has flexible workflows and business rules.

Invoices On-Line enables the electronic receipt of invoices; provides online Web-form entry, "flipping" of purchase orders into invoices and uploading of invoice information from within a spreadsheet or uploading of electronic invoices directly from a supplier's billing system through the industry standard EDI or XML formats. The Company’s solutions co-exist with and enhance existing systems and processes.

In June, Direct Insite announced that they signed a major customer contract for an American multinational confectionery, food and beverage conglomerate.  The three-year deal is valued at approximately $2 million USD. The customer will deploy Direct Insite's Invoices On-Line (IOL) suite of AP automation processing capabilities in their global shared services environment and integrate directly with both the customer's SAP and other financial systems. 

Direct Insite Corp. (DIRI), closed on Thursday at $0.80, even for the day. The average volume for the last 60 days is 1,432. The 52-week low/high is $0.52/$1.25.

Avatar Ventures Corp. (AVVC)

Empire Picks, TheMicrocapNews, Financial News Media, and PennyStockRumors.net reported earlier on Avatar Ventures Corp. (AVVC), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Avatar Ventures Corp. offers Mobile Social Media, Mobile Marketing, and Mobile Media & Content solutions to their clients. The Company has a team of interactive experts that guide clients on getting their digital marketing strategy on track. Avatar Ventures has their headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Bulletin Board.

Avatar Ventures incorporated in Nevada on August 23, 2006. On May 4, 2011, the Company entered into a binding Letter of Intent (LOI) with Apps Marketing Solutions, Inc. (AMS) with respect to the acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares of AMS by Avatar Ventures. AMS is a developer of mobile marketing solutions. These solutions range from simple text messaging campaigns to strong mobile applications. The AMS Mobile marketing solutions focus on the use of smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices to market a brand or message intended to support clients' integrated marketing strategies.

Avatar Ventures announced their new mobile offering on October 20, 2011. The Company offers an affordable, professional option to promote a small business with a custom Direct Connect package that includes text messaging, mobile web site and custom iPhone, Android and Blackberry apps for less than $400.00.

The Avatar Social Media Agency help companies to plan their social media marketing, use the online social media sites and find and interact with their target market, and measure the results of their marketing efforts on these platforms. The Avatar Mobile Agency helps clients in utilizing mobile marketing for their business and marketing needs. The Company’s Mobile Media & Content offering will develop tools including videos and digital flyers to take clients’ mobile marketing and social media to a new level.

This past May, Avatar Ventures announced the release of their updated mobile site division and web site, Mobile Site Center, at www.mobilesitecenter.com/index.html, totally focused on creating mobile web sites for businesses. Mobile marketing involves communicating with consumers through cellular or smartphone. This is to send a simple text message, to introduce them to an easy-to-navigate web site, or to cause them to interact with a customized mobile application.

Avatar Ventures Corp. (AVVC), closed on Thursday at $0.1675, even with yesterday’s close, on 200 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 60 days is 15,774. The 52-week low/high is $0.09/$0.585.


The QualityStocks
Company Corner


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 $0.0850, even with yesterday's close, on 5,200 volume with 2 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 16,083, and its 52-week low/high is $0.03/$0.14.

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 to Provide Scrap Metal Collection Services to ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas

USA Recycling Industries Enters Oil Filter Collection and Disposal Services Agreement With Redwood Recycling

USA Recycling Industries Signs Letter of Intent to Expand Used Oil Filter Recycling Operations

Duma Energy Corp. (DUMA)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Duma Energy Corp. (DUMA). Today, Duma Energy Corp. closed trading at $1.62, up 9.46%, on 17,570 volume with 13 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 5,601, and its 52-week low/high is $1.10/$4.00.

Duma Energy Corp. (DUMA) is an aggressive growth company actively producing oil and gas in the domestic United States, both on and offshore. Leveraging its technical expertise, promising portfolio, and strong financial condition, the company plans to utilize domestic revenues and cash flow to fund its rapid growth through acquisition, while participating in transformational projects with the potential of providing exponential returns for shareholders.

The company's primary goal for fiscal year 2012 and beyond is to drive earnings growth. The company also aims to pursue listing on major exchange(s) to provide better visibility and liquidity to shareholders and financial partners. Already producing and generating revenue from oil and gas in Texas, Illinois, and Louisiana, Duma projects domestic production to exceed 1,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) by the end of 2012; with 2,500 boepd projected by the end of 2013.

Duma was founded in 2005 and began trading on the OTCBB in 2009 via registration. In 2006, the company began producing from its first properties in Texas and soon after added production in Louisiana. In 2009, its new CEO Jeremy G. Driver came on board. Within one year, Mr. Driver had identified and negotiated an acquisition that would fundamentally reshape the company. This acquisition was made possible by the large direct cash investment by Mr. Driver and his family, as well as other investors.

The company uses only industry standard and time-tested technologies, and avoids unproven "resource plays" and other opportunities that are heavily dependent upon high commodity prices. Not bound by any geographical location or operational strategy, Duma's management team is focused on developing its existing portfolio while pursuing additional opportunities that provide rapid growth, leveraging growing revenue, cash flow, and reserves to accelerate its growth strategy. Disclaimer

Duma Energy Corp. Company Blog

Duma Energy Corp. News:

Duma Energy Enters Final Stage of Negotiations for African Concession

Duma Energy Provides Third Quarter Results and Demonstrates Positive Earnings

Duma Energy Announces New Trading Symbol "DUMA"

GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (GWIV)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (GWIV). Today, GlobalWise Investments, Inc. closed trading at $1.69, up 9.03%, on 4,100 volume with 6 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 3,578, 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

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GlobalWise Investments News:

GlobalWise Accepted as Member of Prestigious Organization Technology United

GlobalWise CEO to Be Featured Speaker at World Expo 2012 Conference

GlobalWise ECM Software Intellivue™ Named #1 at Prestigious Managed Printer Conference by "The Week in Imaging"

Skinny Nutritional Corp. (SKNY)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Skinny Nutritional Corp. (SKNY). Today, Skinny Nutritional Corp. closed trading at $0.0063, up 3.28%, on 470,747 volume with 10 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 2,697,276, and its 52-week low/high is $0.0052/$0.068.

Skinny Nutritional Corp. (SKNY) has established their Skinny Water® brand as a clear alternative to other products in the enhanced water space, with the only true zero calorie, sugar, carb, sodium, and preservative-containing beverage available. Skinny Water's proprietary formulation of essential antioxidant agents, electrolytes, and the critical vitamins our bodies need in order to achieve optimal function, uses 100% natural flavors, no preservatives, no artificial colors, and only the best purified water.

The company has constructed a network of approximately 50 domestic distributors (with three more internationally), placing product on shelves approximately 15k stores across the United States. Derived from the natural flavors contained in fruits, Skinny Water represents a fortified, extremely low-impact, great-tasting array of beverages that provide a concentrated punch of the nutrients essential for a healthier lifestyle.

The company's strong emphasis on health, fitness, and community has served marketing initiatives very well. The new age beverage segment has seen increasing momentum in recent years, with just about every beverage company getting into the game, but none of them has the kind of no-nonsense product composition behind Skinny Water, something that appeals directly to the majority of the core consumer market.

Skinny Nutritional continues to build value around the Skinny Water brand, and today has numerous trademarks in the healthy beverage and snack food categories. As consumers migrate away from sugar based beverages and empty calories, Skinny Water is ideally positioned to benefit from positive market trends as management focuses on delivering exceptional value to shareholders. Disclaimer

Skinny Nutritional Corp. Blog

Skinny Nutritional Corp. News:

A&P's 275 Stores Continue Skinny Water's Mid-Atlantic Penetration

Skinny Nutritional Corp. Enters Into $15M Financing, Positions Company to Grow Skinny Brand Portfolio Nationally

Skinny Nutritional Corp. Enters Distribution Agreement With Michigan-Based D&B Grocers Wholesale, Inc.

USA Recycling Industries, Inc. (USRI) Hopes to Benefit from Future Huge Increases in Trash

USA Recycling Industries is a Pennsylvania-based scrap metals recycler providing specialty recycling services throughout North America. More specifically, the company is involved in the business of collecting recyclable waste materials and providing disposal services to the automotive service center industry. It is considered to be a leader in this sector, offering disposal of batteries, oil and lubricants, oil filters, tires, scrap metals, etc.

The company targets the rapidly growing global solid waste market. This strategy makes sense in the light of another recent report which highlighted the projected increase in the amount of municipal solid waste generated around the world. Research by the Worldwatch Institute says that municipal solid waste will double from 1.3 billion tons per year to 2.6 billion tons by the middle of the next decade thanks to increased prosperity and urbanization globally.

This report from the Worldwatch Institute comes less than two months after the well-respected World Bank issued its own findings on the subject. Its findings showed that municipal solid waste would increase from what it said was 1.43 billion tons per year to 2.42 billion tons by 2025. Bottom line – solid municipal waste is already a problem and will only grow worse in the years ahead.

USA Recycling has been in business since 2000 and believes it offers a solution to address part of this massive global problem. With its well-established footprint already in place, the company now is integrating other services such as the collection and disposal of other recyclable waste streams. For additional information about USA Recycling Industries, the services it offers, and how it plans to profit from the growth in waste, please visit the company’s website at www.usarecyclingindustriesinc.com.

Santa Fe Petroleum, Inc. (SFPI) Puts Long Time Company Visionary Tom Griffin in President, Chairman of the Board Slot

Santa Fe Petroleum, the full-spectrum oil and gas well developer which has established a successful track record and is currently focused on their main sites, the Huxley (Shelby County) and Santa Fe Spindletop (Hopkins County) fields in Texas, was happy to report today that the company appointed 16-year industry veteran, CEO of Santa Fe Petroleum, LLC, and long time company visionary, Tom Griffin, to the position of President and Chairman of the Board.

Santa Fe Petroleum is an affiliate of SFPI and Griffin’s original E&P firm. Boasting returns on investment of as much as 3:1 for some of the highly successful oil and gas projects he held over watch on, Tom’s management capabilities for overall drilling/production design are self-evident.

In many ways this has been a long time coming for Tom, as he has been instrumental in the company’s success thus far, applying his nearly four decades of firsthand experience developing diversified ventures, including several key JV’s, again and again demonstrating at each step that his personal dedication to detail, communication, and productivity policy refinement were fundamental to success.

CEO and CFO of SFPI, Bruce Hall, boldly pointed to the masterful business plan devised by Griffin as chief among reasons for the appointment, a plan encompassing growth of the mineral interest acreage leasing footprint, the company’s portfolio of horizontal/vertical oil and gas drilling/production assets, and even the long-term evolutionary targets. Hall noted that the significant track record Tom has created for competently building up and increasing the punching strength of oil and gas E&P’s would be a driving force behind increased capitalization in the company’s current market focus, with numerous opportunities being made accessible thereby.

Tom is the kind of guy who will prove indispensible as SFPI aggresses the larger domestic shale environment. Santa Fe is looking to strike hard and fast in pursuit of a diverse footprint of high-value resources in the many emerging U.S. shale plays, confident that the company possesses the kind of operational strength required to identify targets and execute towards production goals.

The evolution of Santa Fe Petroleum included establishing several support companies, like the land management segment tasked with overseeing acreage leasing concerns, a pipeline unit dedicated to figuring out all gas well logistics (including cross-county transmission lines for intrastate sale), and even an online oil and gas sales division. This modular approach to developing the support apparatus needed for Santa Fe Petroleum, along with the clear success record Griffin has established elsewhere, are brilliant hallmarks of the kind of forward momentum he will bring to the Presidency of SFPI. Griffin’s obvious managerial skills are precisely what the company needs in a Board Chairman as well, and shareholders will be looking to reap the rich rewards his leadership is expected to foster.

The domestic oil and gas sector is really heating up in recent years, with more discoveries and activity then you can shake a stick at. North America is experiencing a massive spike in E&P activity, something for which SFPI has positioned itself quite nicely. With the company’s James Lime-targeting (chalky limestone sandwiched between the Bexar and Pine Island shale) Huxley field bearing significant, clean, high-value gas at relatively shallow depths of only 6,100 feet, and the Santa Fe Spindletop field seated right between two fields that have produced considerable output from the Smackover Formation (20.5M bbls oil and 48.4B cubic feet of natural gas), SFPI is already primed for big profits, even before considering acquisitive vectors.

To learn more about today’s appointment, or to read up on Santa Fe Petroleum, Inc., please head on over to the company’s website at: www.SantaFePetroleum.com

ATA, Inc. (ATAI) Brought on as Service Provider of National Unified Certified Public Accountants Exam in China

ATA, a prominent supplier of computer-based testing and testing-related services in China, announced yesterday that in 2012 it will be the service provider of the National Unified Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Exam for the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA).

For over 20 years the CPA exam has been administered in China, and as a result of its impressive credibility and high standard, it is one of the most highly regarded national exams in all of China. Last year, over 1.3 million CPA exams were given in China, with more than 550,000 test takers signing up for the professional session and about 7,000 registering for the comprehensive session. Administered in more than 10,000 test centers in China, about 400,000 tests were given in the single largest CPA exam subject. Due to the expanding impact of the CPA exam, the CICPA is making every possible effort to guarantee that the exam is administered fairly and securely.

The national unified CPA exam is a method of CPA selection found only in China. The CPA Examination Committee, overseen by the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China, is solely responsible for the organization of the testing process, while the testing office of the CICPA is responsible for the execution of the CPA exam.

The CICPA believes administering the national unified CPA exam using a computer-based platform is a significant step forward for the “CPA Examination Policy Reform Program,” which aims to enhance examination quality and organization.

Mr. Kevin Ma, ATA’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “ATA’s proprietary, scalable test delivery technologies provide our clients with large-scale testing capabilities that are stable, secure and efficient. We are extremely pleased to be embarking on this relationship with the highly regarded Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants. We believe that the body’s engagement with ATA further validates our position as the leader in computer-based testing services in China. With our core competencies in technology, operations, security, and quality service, we look forward to begin administering the ’2012 National Unified Computer-Based CPA Exam,’ which will be the first computer-based CPA exam and a significant milestone for China’s computer-based testing service industry.”

For further information, please visit www.ata.net.cn

SMTP, Inc. (SMTP) Grows Q2 Revs 35%, EPS Higher YoY; Declares $0.015 Dividend

SMTP today announced its financial results for the second quarter, reflecting growth on top and bottom lines. The global e-mail marketing and delivery provider also declared a quarterly dividend of $0.015, payable August 31 to shareholders on record as of August 21, 2012.

SMTP’s second quarter 2012 pre-tax income increased to $0.4 million as compared to $0.3 million in the second quarter of 2011. Net income for the second quarter 2012 was $0.2 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, as compared to $0.2 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, in the second quarter 2011.

The company reported that revenue for the second quarter 2012 increased 35.1 percent to $1.3 million, compared to $1.0 million reported for the comparable quarter of the year prior.

Gross profit increased to $1.0 million, up 24.6% from $0.8 million in the second quarter 2011. Operating expenses for the second quarter of 2012 were $0.5 million as compared to $0.4 million in the second quarter 2011.

“We continue to experience healthy growth of both top line revenues and net income. The SMTP brand, combined with our focus on improving e-mail delivery success through expert support, has again proven to be a winning formula for customer retention. During the quarter, we added to our value proposition with new support programs that offer a higher level of personalized service and attention to our larger customer segment, who benefit from a significantly improved customer experience,” Richard Harrison, CEO of SMTP stated in the press release.

SMTP focuses solely on the execution of e-mail delivery for marketing and other companies that deal with bulk e-mail or high volume transactional delivery.

For more information visit www.smtp.com


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