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ForeverGreen Worldwide Corp. (FVRG)
Stock Legends, PlanetPennies, OtcShortReport, and OtcWizard reported recently on ForeverGreen Worldwide Corp. (FVRG), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Established in August of 2003, ForeverGreen Worldwide Corp. is a holding company that operates via their wholly owned subsidiary, ForeverGreen International, LLC. The Company’s product philosophy is to develop, manufacture and market the best of science and nature through innovative formulations. ForeverGreen produces and manufactures a broad variety of whole foods, nutritional supplements, personal care products and essential oils. The Company’s shares trade on the OTCBB. ForeverGreen Worldwide is based in Orem, Utah.
The Company markets their expansive line of all natural whole foods and products to North America, Australia, Europe, Asia and South America. Their product offerings include Azul and FrequenSea™ whole-food beverages with industry exclusive Marine Phytoplankton, the Versativa line of Hemp-based whole-food products, A.I.M. Transfer Factor immune support, 03World™ weight management products, Pulse-8 powdered L-arginine formula, TRUessence™ Essential Oils and Apothecary, and 24Karat Chocolate®. The Company also has an entire catalog of meals, snacks, household cleaners and personal care products.
During the six month period ended June 30, 2012, ForeverGreen Worldwide experienced sales growth of 6.6 percent compared to the six month period ended June 30, 2011. This was primarily the result of the introduction of their new brand philosophy "RESTORATION90". To simplify the products available from ForeverGreen, the Company’s products are all now branded under the philosophy of Restoration Biology, branded as RESTORATION90. They define RESTORATION90 as the simple concept that the body doesn't know its chronological age, but knows its biological age. If the body is given the proper raw materials the body can work miracles and the body can restore itself to a more youthful biological age. ForeverGreen specializes in providing high-quality raw materials.
ForeverGreen introduced the raw promise with a new product called "E2L" in May of this year. The product "E2L" stands for "eat to live" instead of the more common habit of "live to eat". The proprietary formula contains ingredients that help the body manage cravings and subsequently helps the consumer become a more decisive eater. The raw promise pack also includes other ForeverGreen top selling products, FrequenSea, Inspirin, FIXX, Pulse 8, Pulse bars and bags, and kale chips and green roll- up smoothies. This is a complete program to support proper weight management.
Last month, ForeverGreen Worldwide announced that they completed registration for their natural products in Russia. The Company is currently ramping up their business operations after more than a year of preparatory work. With registration complete in Russia, ForeverGreen will also be able to easily register in Kazakhstan, where the certification process typically mirrors that of their former Eastern Bloc neighbor. ForeverGreen’s objective is to establish a long-term presence in the country.
ForeverGreen Worldwide Corp. (FVRG), closed on Tuesday at $0.1170, down 10.00%, on 20,581 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 23,999 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.04/$0.25.
Sunpeaks Ventures, Inc. (SNPK)
PennyTrader Publisher, Pumps and Dumps, StocksGoneWild, JediPennyStocks, TerrificPennyStocks, Global Investment Alert, StockBomb.com, StockLockandLoad, and StockRockandRoll reported earlier on Sunpeaks Ventures, Inc. (SNPK), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Sunpeaks Ventures, Inc. and their wholly owned subsidiary Healthcare Distribution Specialists, LLC (HDS), is distributor of specialty drugs and over-the-counter (OTC) branded multivitamins to the healthcare provider market. Currently, HDS serves the secondary segment of the specialty drug market. HDS presently functions as a just-in-time source of supply for hospitals for those products that are hard-to-find due to drug manufacturers' production shortages. Founded in 2008, Sunpeaks Ventures has their headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The Company’s HDS also owns and markets Clotamin®. This is a specialized over-the-counter multivitamin product designed for use by patients also on Warfarin®, a popular blood thinner that has a long list of known adverse drug and food interactions. Sunpeaks Ventures is currently analyzing a number of OTC products that would allow the Company to become a powerful Over-The-Counter player in the multi-billon dollar health supplement market.
Their HDS subsidiary is licensed in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington DC. They plan on being licensed to distribute pharmaceuticals in all 50 U.S. States.
HDS sources their products from a wide spectrum of licensed providers throughout the U.S. Their products include Plasma Derivatives, Oncology, Women's Health, Vaccines, Surgical, as well as Orthopedic. In addition, they include Sterile Injectibles, Hemolytic Factors, Immune Globulins, Vaccines, Antibiotics, Respiratory Products, Oncologics, and Generics.
In mid-August, Sunpeaks Ventures reported their financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. Gross sales for the second quarter were $1.23M on a non-adjusted basis. Gross sales for the year-to-date were $2.19M on a non-adjusted basis. Second quarter revenue in 2012 represents a 4,000 percent increase over revenue for the same quarter in 2011, and a 29 percent increase over revenue for the first quarter of 2012.
Sunpeaks Ventures attended the ERCM Marketgate, Vitamin, Diet and Nutrition conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in the second quarter. As a result, they expect to enter into new agreements regarding the distribution of Clotamin® sometime in the second half of 2012.
Sunpeaks Ventures, Inc. (SNPK), closed on Tuesday at $0.0550, even for the day, on 176,416 volume with 63 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 1,370,922 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.035/$2.40.
Cicero, Inc. (CICN)
OTCPicks reported previously on Cicero, Inc. (CICN), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Listed on the OTCBB, Cicero, Inc. provides solutions that enable the business transformation of enterprise interactions across companies and government organizations. Cicero XM® technology delivers this capability through an innovative combination of desktop integration, automation, presentation and analytics capabilities. These are built to transform customer interaction into the most powerful marketing and branding asset a company can own. The design of the Company’s products is to give businesses accurate information about performance and reshape data to drive specific work and service outcomes. Cicero has their corporate headquarters in Cary, North Carolina.
Cicero’s software solution features ease of configuration and change control. This eliminates up to 90 percent of the change control costs and time. This provides the ability to deliver actionable intelligence via an efficient combination of telephony and interaction data, and it delivers immediate benefits with a Return on Investment (ROI) in less than six months. Cicero XM® technology empowers business and IT to “find” problems with applications and how they are used.
Cicero XM® is the first Enterprise Smart Desktop that combines integration, automation, presentation, user guidance and reporting all in one solution. Cicero XM® is a Customer Experience Management (CEM) solution for contact centers and the enterprise. It simplifies workflow, automates tasks, and automatically shares data between any applications from back office to desktop servicing solutions.
Cicero XM® does not require taking away or hiding users’ access to existing applications. It simplifies, extends, and automates processes using those applications. It accomplishes this while allowing new applications to be simply and rapidly integrated. Moreover, Cicero XM® features tools to create a modular, customizable interface, scripting or user guidance, screen pops, new composite applications, and a robust toolbar.
In August, Cicero announced the general availability of Cicero XM Enterprise 2.4. This release includes new and improved administrative utilities, enhanced support for Avaya telephony solutions with improved scalability and failover, improved data management, expanded integration suite, and simplified configuration. Cicero XM Enterprise™ 2.4 now allows organizations to integrate many Citrix-hosted applications without requiring software to be installed on the Citrix XenApp server.
In addition, last month, Cicero and eg solutions plc (EGS.L), the back office optimization software company, announced that they signed an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement to bundle Cicero's desktop integration and automation technology within the eg operational intelligence® suite. The new solution will allow eg solutions to monitor for specific end-user activity and automatically capture real-time data to feed into their back office optimization software suite and create bespoke management information.
Cicero, Inc. (CICN), closed on Tuesday at $0.10, even for the day, on 3,000 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 60 days is 17,314 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.03/$0.21.
Innovaro, Inc. (INV)
All about trends, StreetAuthority Daily, The Motley Fool, and StreetInsider reported recently on Innovaro, Inc. (INV), and we choose to highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Innovaro, Inc. is an innovation solutions company focusing on innovation management software and consulting. The focus of the Company's business is to help clients innovate and grow. Innovaro offers a comprehensive set of services and software to ensure the success of any innovation project, regardless of the size or intent. Their Leading Edge Innovation Practices, LEIPs, have been defined and tuned with more than 700 innovation engagements. Founded in 1997, Innovaro had their IPO in 2000. The Company also has offices in Chicago, Illinois, and York, United Kingdom.
Innovaro’s new LaunchPad software product provides an integrated innovation environment. Innovaro LaunchPad allows users to quickly realize and validate new concepts. This is while maximizing and taking advantage of existing core competencies within the organization. LaunchPad is the only fully integrated innovation environment available, and rapidly accelerates the innovation process. LaunchPad can upload, analyze and cluster corporate data, social media and multiple other information sources.
The Company’s Intelligence and Insights services provide businesses the innovation support to drive success. The design of Intelligence and Insights Services are to stimulate new thinking and approaches. Clients are able to identify and act on real world trends and behaviors that foretell next generation opportunities for business growth. This is because of continuous updates and analysis. Intelligence and Insights undergo delivery in a variety of formats to meet each client need.
Innovaro's innovation consulting arm, Strategos, has recognition as the leader in innovation consulting. Strategos works closely with their clients to identify, develop and act on profitable growth opportunities and game-changing business strategies. They help clients to manage, systematically, their innovation process, optimizing results while reducing the risks associated with new products, services and business ventures.
In July, Innovaro announced that their LaunchPad software can now extract data from SalesForce.com and Gmail. User specified information can now be automatically extracted from SalesForce.com and Gmail. The resulting data points are then automatically incorporated into the LaunchPad Database to be analyzed and clustered by LaunchPad's semantic engine.
Recently, Innovaro announced that total revenue from continuing operations was $1.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, compared to $800,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 and compared to $4.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Their loss from continuing operations for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 was ($4.8) million, compared to ($1.4) million for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 and compared to ($1.6) million for the quarter ended June 30, 2011.
Innovaro, Inc. (INV), closed on Tuesday at $0.4650, down 8.82%, on 45,004. The stock's 52-week low/high is $0.425/$1.76.
Bullfrog Gold Corp. (BFGC)
Orbit Stocks and Streetwise Reports reported earlier on Bullfrog Gold Corp. (BFGC), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Bullfrog Gold Corp. is a Delaware corporation that started trading on the OTC Bulletin Board on October 17, 2011. The Company has a strong asset portfolio with large prospective gold exploration projects located in prolific mining districts within the Southwestern United States. Bullfrog Gold is primarily an exploration stage enterprise engaged in the acquisition and exploration of properties that may contain gold, silver and other mineralization in the U.S. The Company is based in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Bullfrog Gold’s target properties are those that have been the subject of historical exploration. The Company has acquired State exploration permits and Federal patented and unpatented mining claims in the states of Arizona and Nevada for the purpose of exploration and potential development of gold, silver and other minerals on a total of approximately 9,850 acres. Their intention is to review opportunities and acquire additional mineral properties with current or historic precious and base metal mineralization with meaningful exploration potential.
The Company’s Newsboy Project consists of 4,920 acres of state and federal lands (and three state permits) located 45 miles northwest of Phoenix, Arizona. In September 2011, Bullfrog Gold obtained the working right and option to earn a 100 percent interest in and to the Newsboy Project. During 1992, predecessor owners of the Newsboy Project completed a feasibility study and submitted environmental permit applications to the State and the US Bureau of Land Management. Historic resources in the main deposit area were estimated in 1992 at 5.3 million tons averaging 0.044 gold opt and 0.64 silver opt.
In addition, Bullfrog Gold has two highly-prospective properties in Nevada, one of which is adjacent to Barrick Gold's Bullfrog Mine that produced 2.3 million ounces of gold between 1988 and 1998.
Last week, Bullfrog Gold announced Phase 2 drill results at their Newsboy Project. The Company is encouraged with three new holes that extended the thick, high grade mineralization discovered earlier in 2012 and optimistic about the potential for further expansion in this area. Bullfrog Gold plans to drill an additional 8,000 feet in 24 holes during the fall of 2012. They will then contract the preparation of resource estimates and preliminary mine plans. The development portion of this drilling will further test the lateral and vertical extents of the main deposit, particularly in the new mineralized area. The exploration portion of this drilling will test a highly-prospective target located 3 miles from the main deposit.
Bullfrog Gold Corp. (BFGC), closed on Tuesday at $0.26, down 10.34%, on 86,642 volume with 16 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 100,385 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.215/$0.95.
Daegis, Inc. (DAEG)
Buzz Stocks and StreetInsider reported last week on Daegis, Inc. (DAEG), The Street and Wall Street Resources did earlier, and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Headquartered in Roseville, California, Daegis, Inc. provides application development, data management, migration, archiving software, and eDiscovery solutions around the world. The Company’s eDiscovery Platform combines technology and on-demand services to deliver end-to-end and cost-effective solutions for corporations and law firms. Daegis’ information management business delivers solutions for developing, managing, modernizing, and archiving application and business data. The Company was formerly known as Unify Corp. They changed their name to Daegis, Inc. in July 2011. Daegis lists on the NASDAQ Capital Market.
The Company has built their own eDiscovery technology platform from the ground up. Their technology platform is modular and comprehensive, and it covers the entire Electronic Discovery Reference Model. The Daegis platform combines technology and services to offer a high-quality total solution. The Company’s clients receive consultative support and premier project management, from information management through collection, processing, review, and production.
The Daegis eDiscovery platform begins with Information Management; it continues with Search and Analysis, and ends with Document Review and Production. The Daegis eDiscovery Platform is also customizable to meet clients’ specific eDiscovery needs. Clients benefit from a single integrated system that ingests and indexes data once. This saves time and money while reducing the margin of error associated with data handoffs.
Corporate counsel and law firm clients choose Daegis to mitigate risk and significantly reduce the time and costs associated with eDiscovery. The combination of the Company’s integrated technology platform and their substantial eDiscovery expertise ensures the proper and cost-effective selection and efficient review of documents.
Last week, Daegis announced financial results for their fiscal 2013 first quarter, ended July 31, 2012. First quarter total revenue was $9.6 million, compared to $11.5 million in the first quarter last year. Electronic discovery revenue was $4.1 million, compared to $6.0 million in the comparable period last year. Revenue for Daegis’ database, archive and migration business segment was $5.6 million, compared to $5.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2012. First quarter GAAP net income was $157,000, or $0.00 per share, compared to a net loss of $1.8 million, or $0.12 loss per share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2012.
Daegis, Inc. (DAEG), closed on Tuesday at $1.08, up 17.47%, on 9,527 volume with 14 trades. The The average volume for the last 60 days is 11,193 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.64/$2.25.
General Employment Enterprises, Inc. (JOB)
SmarTrend Newsletters reported recently on General Employment Enterprises, Inc. (JOB), Stockhouse and WallStreet Resources did earlier, and today we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
General Employment Enterprises, Inc. provides contract and placement staffing services for business and industry. The Company largely specializes in the placement of information technology (IT), engineering, agricultural, and accounting professionals. General Employment Enterprises’ history dates back to 1893, when the Company’s founders opened their first engineering agency. Today, they focus on the placement of professionals in direct hire, short and long term contract assignments, and contract to hire positions. General Employment Enterprises has their corporate headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.
Effective November 1, 2010, General Employment Enterprises and their wholly-owned subsidiary, Triad Personal Services, Inc., an Illinois corporation, entered into an asset purchase agreement with DMCC Staffing, LLC, an Ohio limited liability company (DMCC), RFFG of Cleveland, LLC, an Ohio limited liability company (RFFG of Cleveland), and Thomas J. Bean, for the purchase of certain assets of DMCC and RFFG of Cleveland, including customer lists, consisting of DMCC and RFFG of Cleveland's Industrial services business.
DMCC and RFFG of Cleveland's services business is operated from offices in Ohio and provides labor and human resource solutions. These solutions include temporary staffing, human resources and payroll outsourcing services, labor and employment consulting, and workforce solutions. In August of 2011, General Employment Enterprises purchased certain assets of Ashley Ellis, LLC, a professional staffing and placement business.
Recently, General Employment Enterprises reported third quarter net income in fiscal 2012 of $79,000 or zero cents per diluted share on net revenues of $13,860,000. This is in comparison to net income of $222,000 or one cent per diluted share on net revenues of $11,717,000 in the third quarter of fiscal 2011. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) was $267,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $495,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2011.
Loss per diluted share for the nine months ended June 30, 2012 was two cents compared to earnings per diluted share of one cent in 2011. Net revenues for the period were $39,342,000 or a 54 percent increase from the year earlier. EBITDA was $157,000 for the nine months ended June 30, 2012 and $789,000 for the nine months ended June 30, 2011.
General Employment Enterprises, Inc. (JOB), closed on Tuesday at $0.50, down 9.09%, on 4,987 volume with 8 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 3,248 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.1801/$0.725.
Novus Energy, Inc. (NVS.V)
We are reporting on Novus Energy, Inc. (NVS.V), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Novus Energy, Inc. is a junior oil and gas company that lists on the TSX Venture Exchange and the OTC Pink Current Information. The Company engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of petroleum and natural gas reserves in western Canada. Novus Energy was recognized as a TSX Venture 50® company in 2011. The Company has their corporate headquarters in Calgary, Alberta.
Novus Energy’s strategy is to target high-impact growth by way of acquisitions in high netback properties, combined with organic growth through the drill bit. The Company is targeting light oil resource plays with significant original oil-in-place, and the application of horizontal multi-stage fracture technology to exponentially increase oil recovery. In addition, Novus is focusing on well delineated, low geological risk reserves, as well as lands to possess large aerial extent, to support large-scale, repeatable drilling programs.
The Company has a large inventory of horizontal locations. Furthermore, Novus Energy has an aggressive drilling program in place this calendar year. Concerning their core properties, they are targeting resource plays, primarily light oil, in the Viking and Cardium areas. These plays have large “original-oil-in-place” and well delineated, low geological risk reserves.
Concerning the Company’s Viking-Dodsland operations, drilling this year continues to focus at Dodsland in Southwest Saskatchewan. Production is high netback, light oil, and drilling costs are lower than comparable plays as a result of the shallow depth of 750 meters. Planned drilling for this year was set at 73 wells.
The 2011 drilling was 52 net multi-stage frac horizontal wells. For Viking-Dodsland there are 125 Novus horizontal wells licensed; 1,078 industry horizontal wells drilled, as well as 793 industry horizontal wells licensed.
Pertaining to Novus Energy’s Cardium-Wapiti operations, the Cardium offers the Company high-impact drilling opportunities for light oil. Novus has a 50 percent to 80 percent working interest (WI). At Cardium-Wapiti, there exists the potential for up to 16 horizontal locations - up to four wells per section.
Novus Energy, Inc. (NVS.V), closed on Tuesday at $0.73, down 1.35%, on 505,225 volume. The stock's 52-week low/high is $0.60/$1.13.
Loans4Less.com, Inc. (LFLS)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Loans4Less.com, Inc. (LFLS). Today, Loans4Less.com, Inc. closed trading at $0.04, even for the day. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 23,311, and its 52-week low/high is $0.01/$0.51.
Loans4Less.com, Inc. reported today that they have agreed with Small-Cap and Micro-Cap online Investment Newsletter collating firm QualityStocks to be featured in The Small Cap QualityStocks Daily Newsletter, QualityStocks Daily Blogs, and Message Boards.
Loans4Less.com, Inc. (LFLS) is an online mortgage broker which matches qualified individuals seeking mortgage loans with suitable lenders who offer the company a competitive wholesale lending program. Maintaining an A+ TrustLink rating with the Better Business Bureau, the company provides competitive rates, terms, costs, daily updates, extensive market information, and trusted first-class service to the public.
Leveraging its portfolio of 62 different web domains, Loans4Less.com is focused on developing a national consumer platform for conforming residential mortgage programs and implementation of other consumer loan programs via operating providers. The company's expansion strategy includes rapidly growing revenues through strategic and cost-effective advertising, licensing, and/or third party agreements that build national recognition of the Loans4Less® brand.
The management team has accumulated many years of experience in the real estate and financial services sectors. This combination of expertise provides the knowledge and foresight necessary to get the best results for the company and their thousands of loyal clients. The team skillfully navigated through the credit crisis that destroyed much of their competition, putting the company in a stronger position to increase market share.
Loans4Less.com is not exposed to the risks and/or problems that are associated with sub-prime lending. Having never defaulting on an obligation or been involved in any litigation, the company is poised for rapid growth in today's low interest rate environment with its industry leading reputation and well established relationships with respected lenders. Disclaimer
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Longhai Steel, Inc. (LGHS)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Longhai Steel, Inc. (LGHS). Today, Longhai Steel, Inc. closed trading at $1.19, even for the day, on 600 volume with 2 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 13,966, and its 52-week low/high is $0.15/$2.26.
Longhai Steel, Inc. (LGHS) is a leading producer of high-quality steel wire in eastern China, with annual capacity of 1.5 million metric tons. Longhai's wire is manufactured into screws, nails, and wire mesh used for fencing and to reinforce concrete. Longhai recently expanded its production facility to include specialized applications such as steel wire rope, steel strand, steel belted radial tires, and steel welding rod. Longhai Steel is headquartered in Xingtai, Hebei province, the People's Republic of China.
The company's competitive advantages are its advanced production equipment and process technology, high product quality, expedited production, and close proximity to distributors and end users. Longhai Steel recently opened a second production line, which increases its overall capacity by 67% and expands its product portfolio into higher quality steel wire for specialized applications such as steel wire rope, steel strand, steel belted radial tires, and steel welding rod.
Longhai Steel's growth strategy includes capitalizing on government actions aimed at encouraging industry consolidation via the acquisition of neighboring producers at attractive valuations. The company also plans to grow organically through capacity expansion, broadening its product portfolio, improving operating efficiencies, and continued expansion of technical expertise.
China is the world's largest producer and consumer of steel and steel wires. Demand for steel products is primarily driven by spending in the construction, automotive, and infrastructure industries in China. Continued economic development in Hebei, one of the largest steel manufacturing regions in China, and neighboring provinces, and further buildout of tier 3-6 cities in China, provide tremendous medium and long term opportunities for Longhai Steel. Disclaimer
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Longhai Steel, Inc. News:
Longhai Steel Completes Testing of New Steel Wire Facility
Longhai Steel Provides Q2 2012 Earnings Call Transcript; Gross Profit Up 34%, EPS up 32%
Longhai Steel Announces Strong Second Quarter 2012 Operating Results
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 $0.24, up 4.35%, on 300,364 volume with 40 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 48,944, and its 52-week low/high is $0.21/$0.97.
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
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International Stem Cell Corp to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences
International Stem Cell Corp to Present at the Southern California Investor Conference on August 30, 2012
SmallCapVoice Announces a New Audio Interview With Dr. Simon Craw, Executive Vice President of International Stem Cell Corporation
Teletouch Communications, Inc. (TLLE)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Teletouch Communications, Inc. (TLLE). Today, Teletouch Communications, Inc. closed trading at $0.54, even with yesterday's close, on 200 volume with 1 trade. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 17,169, and its 52-week low/high is $0.253/$0.89.
Teletouch Communications, Inc. (TLLE) offers a comprehensive suite of wireless telecommunications solutions, including cellular, GPS-telemetry, and wireless messaging. Founded in 1964, the company provides its products and services to consumers, businesses, and government agencies, operating a chain of 11 retail and authorized agent stores, in conjunction with its direct sales force, call center operations, and various retail eCommerce websites.
Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Progressive Concepts, Teletouch operates a national distribution business, PCI Wholesale, primarily serving Tier-1 (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint) cellular carrier agents, Tier-2, Tier-3, and rural carriers, as well as auto dealers and smaller consumer electronics retailers. The subsidiary's international sales coverage includes Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Singapore, and China.
The company is currently focusing on growing its core wholesale distribution business. The business plan being executed includes selling non-core corporate assets and reviewing potential acquisition opportunities. Operators and retailers of all sizes are seeking new sources of revenue at lower costs, creating a large opportunity to provide great products and value-added distribution capabilities at competitive prices.
Teletouch's management team has extensive experience in financing, acquiring, and operating retail, wireless and other related companies. Robert McMurrey, Chairman and CEO, guided Teletouch's original external expansion with the completion of over 15 acquisitions to date. Today, the company supports over 60,000 wireless customers, leveraging its long-standing relationships and global presence to drive future earnings growth. Disclaimer
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Teletouch Communications, Inc. News:
Teletouch Reports Fiscal Year 2012 Results
Teletouch 2012 Fiscal Year Ending May 31st Report Scheduled for August 29, 2012
Teletouch Sells Legacy Two-Way Radio Division to DFW Communications for $1.5 Million
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Loans4Less.com is not exposed to the risks and/or problems that are associated with sub-prime lending. Having never defaulting on an obligation or been involved in any litigation, the company is poised for rapid growth in today’s low interest rate environment with its industry leading reputation and well established relationships with respected national lenders.
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If you’re a producer of steel wire and related products, there’s no better place in the world to be than China, the single biggest consumer of steel and steel wire in the world. And, in China, one of the best places to be is Hebei province, one of the largest steel manufacturing regions in China and close to Beijing. Hebei has all of the infrastructure in place, along with close proximity to distributors and end users.
The city of Xingtai, in Hebei, is the site of Longhai Steel, Inc., now one of China’s leading producers of high-quality steel wire, with an annual capacity of 1.5 million metric tons. Longhai’s wire goes directly to nearby manufacturers, where it is converted into an expanding list of products for the country’s construction, automotive, and infrastructure industries, with all its sales delivered in China:
• Wire mesh for fencing and reinforced concrete
• Wire rope
• Steel belted radial tires
• Welding rod
Longhai’s advanced production equipment, process technology, and its close proximity to distributors and end users provides it a clear competitive advantage. The company recently opened a second production line, upping overall capacity by 67% and expanding its product portfolio. Longhai has acquired land adjacent to the two existing plants for the future addition of a third production facility.
Longhai’s growth strategy is multi-faceted, including organic growth through careful capacity expansion, adding new products, improving operational efficiencies, and remaining a technological leader. The company also expects to capitalize on government actions that encourage industry consolidation by acquiring neighboring producers at attractive valuations. In addition, the ongoing economic development in Hebei province, and neighboring areas, along with the further buildout of tier 3-6 cities in China, represents a tremendous medium and long term opportunity for Longhai Steel.
To learn more about the company, visit www.longhaisteelinc.com
New Western Energy has assembled an impressive acreage position across some of NA’s hottest hydrocarbon regions (including Kansas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas), constantly advancing the portfolio towards a larger and larger production envelope of oil, gas, and other minerals, and reported the start of a new drilling program down in Texas at their Swenson Lease today, geared primarily to expand on existing production.
President of NWTR, Javan Khazali, noted the one week window estimated to complete the workover program and hailed today’s announcement as another step towards realizing the full potential of the substantial acreage position built up in Texas by the company over the last year.
Swenson is a key part of a larger regional strategy by NWTR to secure a sizeable production platform in the Jones County area. The company’s adjacent Reves and McLellan leases, together with the Swenson, represent some 405-acres of prime territory in the heart of a region studded with productive wells, including the large Griffin Field (0.75 miles to the west) and the Iron Mountain/Avoca Pool Field (just 0.5 miles to the northeast), which have produced a combined 19.6M bbls to date.
The goal of the new work at Swenson will be to realize greater capacity in the Swenson #1 by deepening the well to 2,050 feet and running a treatment, thus increasing throughput from the pay zone. Since hitting the Swastika Sand target at Swenson back in the middle of 2011, the company has pulled roughly 2.6k bbls from the formation and the deeper Swenson #1 should amp up output nicely after work is completed.
We have a rich variety of formation targets accessible via the three leases, ranging from the Swastika Sand, to the Flippen Sand and Gunsight Lime, with formation depths of between 1k to 3k feet. In addition, we have the Moran Sand (sandstone channels) at 1.9-2k feet, Caddo Limestone at 3.6-3.8k feet, Mississippian Limestone at 3.8-3.9k feet, and Ellenberger at 4k-4.25k feet targeted by the company’s approximately 680-acre Moran Lease over in Shackelford County. Also in Shackelford is the roughly 580-acre Trice Lease, which has good footing for the King Sand formation at shallow depths of only 500-700 feet.
This data offers better context for today’s announcement and should clearly show investors NWTR’s hand, as the some 223.3k bbls in reserves (at 35% recovery on an estimated 744.8k bbls according to the independent geologist’s 2011 report) represented by the three Jones County leases is chief among the company’s Texas holdings and the ramped up drilling is part of an aggressive drive to maximize production in the region as a whole.
Khazali emphasized the potential of the sand and rock formations that fall within the purview of the company’s Texas Leases and assured shareholders that NWTR would take every step possible to generate mounting ROI via rigorous exploitation of the extremely favorable hydrocarbon characteristics in these formations. Activity in the workover program will be carried out by the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Royal Texan Energy Co. and anticipation runs high at Swenson that recovery efforts will be significantly enhanced by this new activity.
For more information on New Western Energy Corp., visit: www.NewWesternEnergy.com
ZBB Energy announced today that Edison Testing Laboratories (ETL), a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), has certified that its 125 kW Grid-Tie Inverter Module complies with ETL’s safety and quality standards, standards that are modeled to match UL standard 1741. ZBB’s 125 kW Grid-Tie Inverter Module 125 kW is part of ZBB’s EnerSection™ power and energy control center. The 125 kW grid-tie inverter is a device that allows stored direct current (DC) energy to be converted to alternating current (AC) energy and put back on a power grid.
NRTL status tells all customers that the services performed by these companies, to list or to label products, is reliable and legally binding throughout the United States. ETL, originally known as Edison Testing Laboratories, is an old, respected, nationwide testing group with credibility equal to UL. Therefore, an ETL listing label is legally binding nationwide and instills equal consumer confidence in the manufacturer that they have cared enough to submit their products to the rigorous safety compliance process and achieved the right to apply an NRTL label that certifies compliance assurance.
The ETL testing of the 125 kW grid-tie inverter for compliance with the UL 1741 standard was performed by Intertek Testing Services. The UL 1741 standard incorporates Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 1547 requirements for the interconnection of distributed generation (DG) resources. This certification signifies that ZBB’s 125 kW inverter module meets, or exceeds, all of the product safety standards for connection to a utility power grid anywhere in the United States or other countries where UL standards are accepted. Earlier this year, ZBB’s 25kW inverter modules received similar ETL certification.
Asked to comment on receipt of the ETL certification, Eric C. Apfelback, President and CEO of ZBB Energy, said, “We recently announced and field labeled two ETL 125 kW inverters in Chicago which are currently in service for the Illinois Institute of Technology’s micro grid project. This final certification is a significant milestone because it allows us to manufacture, test and certify that all 125 kW units shipped from our facility are ETL listed to UL 1741. This certification allows us to ship our 125 kW inverters to projects in China, Hawaii and North America.”
The ZBB EnerSection is a market leading product that converts AC power to DC power. It is a modular, controllable, bi-directional, hybrid power conversion platform that intelligently integrates, manages, and optimizes multiple renewable and/or conventional power generation sources simultaneously while incorporating energy storage. Its multiple configuration design integrates many AC and DC power generation sources discreetly with one or more types of energy storage units with any combination of utility grid-tie inverters, stand-alone inverters for off-grid AC power, and/or DC outputs to provide DC power.
Currently, customers have a need for grid-tie inverters rated at 25 kW and 125 kW, so ZBB will focus its efforts on products rated to those levels. ZBB will schedule a later date for introduction of the 60 kW inverter when a market need is firmly established.
ZBB Corp. is a leading global designer of intelligent and renewable energy systems. The company designs, develops, and manufactures distributed energy storage solutions based upon the proprietary zinc bromide rechargeable electrical energy storage technology in the United States and internationally. ZBB markets its power systems under the ZESS POWR name. The company provides advanced electrical power management platforms for distributed renewable energy, energy efficiency, power quality, and grid modernization. It also offers a portfolio of intelligent power management platforms that integrate various renewable and conventional onsite generation sources with rechargeable zinc bromide flow batteries and other storage technology. In addition, the company provides advanced systems to connect wind and solar equipment to the grid and systems, which could form various levels of micro-grids.
To learn more about the company, visit www.zbbenergy.com
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