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Lee Enterprises, Inc. (LEE)
StreetInsider reported recently on Lee Enterprises, Inc.. (LEE), The Street, YOLOTraderAlerts did earlier, and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Headquartered in Davenport, Iowa, Lee Enterprises, Inc. is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, in the markets in which they serve. These markets are located primarily in the Midwest, Mountain West, and West regions of the United States. With the exception of St. Louis, Missouri, the Company's 52 markets, across 23 states, are mainly midsize or small.
Founded in 1890 in Ottumwa, Iowa, by A.W. Lee, Lee Enterprises reaches a significant majority of adults in their markets through their print and digital platforms. Their markets have established retail bases. Most are regional shopping hubs. Lee Enterprises is located in four state capitals. Six of the Company's top ten markets by revenue include major universities, and seven are home to major corporate headquarters. Among the Company’s alumni are Mark Twain, Willa Cather and Thornton Wilder. A reporter from one of Lee Enterprises’ newspapers died with George Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
The Company’s platforms include 52 daily and 40 Sunday newspapers with average total circulation of 1.3 million and 1.6 million, respectively, for the 26 weeks ended March 25, 2012, read by nearly 4 million people in print. Their platform additionally includes websites in all of their markets that complement their newspapers and attracted almost 26 million unique visitors in March 2012. This represents a 3.7 percent increase from March 2011.
In addition, they have mobile sites in all of their markets that attracted nearly 44 million views in March 2012. This represents a 174 percent increase from March 2011. On top of this, the Company has smart-phone applications in all markets; tablet applications in operation and in development, as well as close to 300 weekly newspapers and classified and niche publications. Lee's websites and mobile and tablet products attracted 22.2 million unique visitors in June 2012.
In July, Lee Enterprises reported results for their third fiscal quarter ended June 24, 2012. They reported a loss of 3 cents per diluted common share, compared with a loss of $3.46 a year prior. Excluding reorganization costs in 2012, non-cash impairment charges and a non-cash curtailment gain in 2011, and debt financing costs and other unusual matters in both years, adjusted earnings per diluted common share totaled 2 cents, compared with 21 cents a year ago. The majority of the decline is attributable to higher interest cost in 2012.
Last month, Keela Gustman, Manager of the Central Processing Center at the national headquarters of Lee Enterprises was honored with the Company's Lee Corporate Star Award. The quarterly award honors outstanding performance in advancing the Company's goals and values while serving employees at Lee's daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 300 other publications in 23 states.
Lee Enterprises, Inc. (LEE), closed on Friday at $1.49, down 0.67%, on 153,450 volume with 281 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 286,973 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.4901/$1.81.
United American Petroleum Corp. (UAPC)
StreetAuthority Financial, Real Pennies, Weiss Research, and Street Authority Trade of the Week reported earlier on United American Petroleum Corp. (UAPC), and we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, United American Petroleum Corp. is an independent exploration, development, acquisition, production, and operating company. They engage in advanced exploration, drilling and completion techniques to explore for, produce, and develop domestic oil and natural gas reserves. Their main current projects are in Texas; additional acquisitions may encompass active plays throughout the U.S. United American Petroleum lists on the OTCBB.
United American Petroleum has 11 main projects that are producing. In addition, they own interests in a number of other projects. Their operating division performs outsourced oil and gas services to other oil and gas companies. United American has over 4,000 acres in 10 counties with 178 wellbores. Their Texas projects include Gabriel Rosser, Lozano, Marcee, Welder, Walker Smith, and Bailey, Rogers & Fahn. They also include Mckinney, Crouch, Lane Heady, Merrick Davis, and Mckenzie.
The Company’s goal is to achieve enterprise success via a focus on near-term production and low-risk acquisitions. Furthermore, their goal is to maintain and grow the operations side of the business to continue growth of company revenue. Relating to Operations, United American Petroleum is currently providing operational services for several oil and gas leaseholders in 15 Counties Statewide, covering almost 8,000 acres, containing 250 existing wellbores with many offset drilling locations identified. They are exploring opportunities to increase the size and locations of their operations portfolio.
Earlier this year, United American Petroleum announced that sustained production from their Marcee well located in Gonzales County, Texas was achieved. Current production is a sustained 6 bbls of oil per day on a timer. This will aid in the reduction of operating costs and maintenance issues. A 'stair stepping' process will be utilized to potentially increase the amount of time the well pumps on a daily basis. This could further increase well production. Based on the current amount of sustained production from the Marcee well, the Company looks forward to producing one load of oil monthly. This represents a 2,400 percent increase from the original production rate of oil per day before the workover.
Yesterday, United American Petroleum announced that they completed the scheduled workover and acid stimulations to their Lozano lease in Frio County, Texas. Previously, the Lozano lease produced approximately 5 bbls of oil daily from its 3 existing wellbores. At present, production from the Lozano lease has increased and stabilized at a rate of approximately 15 bbls of oil per day from the 3 existing wellbores.
United American Petroleum Corp. (UAPC), closed on Friday at $0.2510, off by 3.46%, on 63,819 volume with 34 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 144,272 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.22/$1.50.
Viking Minerals, Inc. (VKMD)
GaintheGreen reported today on Viking Minerals, Inc. (VKMD), Pumps and Dumps, Market Bulls, Orbit Stocks, and The Bull Exchange did yesterday, while OTCPicks did earlier. Today, we are highlighting the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Viking Minerals, Inc. engages in the acquisition and development of near-term producing copper, gold, and silver properties in the U. S. and Canada. Incorporated in the State of Nevada on March 24, 2006, the Company is a pre-exploration stage enterprise that is currently seeking mineral claims for development. Viking has a large copper-rich land position in mining-friendly Nevada. Viking Minerals is based in Peoria, Arizona.
The Company is concentrating on developing their Dolly Varden properties in northeastern Nevada, adjacent to the Victoria Copper mine. The large resource of copper in this region has been well documented and hosts two large operating mines ‒ Battle Mountain and Robinson.
Silver lead ores were first discovered in the area in 1869. The Dolly Varden copper mine was discovered and opened in 1872. It was followed by little exploration until the early 20th century discovery of gold in the area. This resulted in intermittent production from the area until the late 1940s and from 1975 until the early 1980s. Noranda sampled the property and area in 1982; Newmont and Atna Resources were active in the region in the 1990s.
The Dolly Varden Property consists of 16 contiguous mineral claims. These are located close to Dolly Varden Springs. The Property is strategically located between The Kennecott Mine, the world’s third largest copper gold mine, and Quadra’s Robinson Mine, which produced more than 126 million pounds of copper and 81,000 ounces of gold. Viking Minerals’ Dolly Varden Property is 200 acres.
The Dolly Varden area is in Elko County, Nevada, 50 miles north of Ely, Nevada. The Dolly Varden Property topography is typical of the Nevada foothills with ranges rising from the Dolly Varden spring at under 200 feet to over 800 feet. Another type of deposit suggested, related to the copper skarns, is a gold copper porphyry system. Viking Minerals believes that the South Dolly Claims provide a very attractive exploration prospect for copper gold mineralization associated with known mineralizing porphyry intrusives.
Viking Minerals, Inc. (VKMD), closed on Friday at $0.064, down 25.58%, on 11,934,657 volume with 1,102 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 735,503 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.05/$0.25.
Liberty Silver Corp. (LBSV)
OTC Stock Review reported recently on Liberty Silver Corp. (LBSV), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Founded in 2007, Liberty Silver Corp. is an exploration stage company that lists on the OTC Bulletin Board. The Company engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral and mining properties. They formerly went by the name Lincoln Mining Corp. They changed their name to Liberty Silver Corp. in February 2010. Liberty Silver has their corporate headquarters in Toronto, Ontario.
The Company is advancing their current projects utilizing a mitigated risk approach to production, increasing resources on their current properties, and by acquiring new advanced properties with strong economic potential to increase their resource base.
Liberty Silver’s Trinity Silver Project is approximately 23 miles northwest of Lovelock, Nevada. The Trinity Silver property in Pershing County, Nevada is the Company's flagship project. Since completing and filing their NI 43-101 compliant technical report in February 2011, the Company has undertaken a review of historic data and new geophysical data gathered on the 10,479 acre property. They have identified multiple silver exploration targets, all of which are independent of the inferred resource defined in the 43-101 report and potential extensions in the adjacent pit area.
The Company has the right to earn a 70 percent interest in the property, with Renaissance Gold, Inc. controlling the remaining 30 percent. Results from Liberty Silver’s 2012 geophysics program and compiled sub geochemical data from more than 100 drill holes from outside the known resource area along with historic geophysical surveys and a recently completed magnetotelluric (MT) survey have been compiled into a GIS database. This database will be used to further define future drilling and development of the current resource and multiple exploration targets.
In early August, Liberty Silver announced that they entered into a binding agreement with Primus Resources, L.C. to acquire approximately 100 acres located adjacent to the former Trinity Silver mine on the Company's Trinity property in Nevada (the Hi Ho Properties). The Hi Ho Properties are the only acreage not controlled by Liberty Silver or their joint venture partner Renaissance Gold on the Trinity land package.
In addition, in August, Liberty Silver announced that they are extending their offer for all the issued and outstanding common shares of Sennen Resources Ltd. until 9 p.m. Toronto time on Monday, September 10, 2012. Under Liberty Silver's offer, Sennen shareholders will receive 0.28 of a Liberty Silver common share for each Sennen common share. The exchange ratio, at the time the offer was made, represented an implied price of $0.20 per Sennen share.
The offer represents a premium of 47.3 percent to the 20-day volume weighted average trading price ended July 13, 2012, being $0.135.
Liberty Silver Corp. (LBSV), closed on Friday at $1.06, up 23.83%, on 2,618,470 volume with 379 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 87,018 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.47/$1.11.
High Plains Gas, Inc. (HPGS)
SmallCapAllStars, BestDamnPennyStocks, and PennyTrader Publisher reported earlier on High Plains Gas, Inc. (HPGS), and we choose to highlight the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
High Plains Gas, Inc. is a provider of goods and services to regional end markets serving the energy industry. They provide construction and field maintenance services primarily to the energy and energy related industries mainly located in Wyoming and North Dakota by way of their subsidiaries Miller Fabrication, LLC, and HPG Services. The Company produces natural gas from the Powder River Basin located in Northeast Wyoming by way of their subsidiary High Plains Gas, LLC. High Plains Gas is based in Gillette, Wyoming. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Bulletin Board.
In October 2011, HPG Services acquired BGM Buildings, a regional construction company focusing on the erection of steel buildings for use throughout the energy and mining industries. The combination of HPG Services, BGM Buildings, and Miller Fabrication has allowed HPG Services to become a regional leader that can provide clients with a complete spectrum of services for the energy and mining industries.
In February 2012, High Plains Gas announced that their subsidiaries, HPG Services and newly acquired BGM Buildings would operate as Miller Fabrication, LLC. Miller Fabrication continues to provide construction, maintenance, and fabrication services throughout the region. In May 2012, High Plains Gas announced that Miller Fabrication was awarded a contract to rerate a pipeline located in Wyoming in anticipation for the emerging Niobrara play migrating north from Colorado.
This past July, High Plains Gas announced that in view of the Company’s exceptional results in their energy construction division, they have decided to temporarily shut in their natural gas production because of the substantial decrease of gas prices that have resulted in reduced profitability from that sector. The Company has decided to redirect their resources to the substantially more profitable energy construction division to increase overall company revenues and profitability. High Plains Gas may decide to resume their natural gas production in the near future if and when that market becomes economically viable, and market conditions have stabilized.
High Plains Gas, Inc. (HPGS), closed on Friday at $0.0096, up 12.94%, on 195,686 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 27,804 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.007/$0.30.
Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. (PTQMF)
PennyTrader Publisher reported yesterday on Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. (PTQMF), SmallCapVoice and AllPennyStocks did earlier, and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Listed on the OTC Bulletin Board, Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. is a growing, diversified gold producer. Founded in 1985, the Company employs a strategy of efficient production, targeted exploration, as well as select acquisitions. In August 2011, Petaquilla Minerals announced the acquisition of Iberian Resources Corp; this brought to the Company development stage projects in Spain. Petaquilla Minerals has their headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Company operates a surface gold processing plant at their Molejon Gold Project. This Project is in the south central area of their 100 percent owned 842 square kilometer concession lands in Panama. The Molejon gold mine reached commercial production in January 2010. It currently operates at the rate of approximately 3,000 tonnes per day.
Additionally, the Company has exploration operations at their wholly-owned Lomero-Poyatos project located in the northeast part of the Spanish/Portuguese (Iberian) Pyrite Belt. They also have several other exploration licenses in Iberia.
This week, Petaquilla Minerals reported that a resource and reserve estimate was completed by Behre Dolbear & Company (USA), Inc. for the Botija Abajo deposit, associated with the Company’s Molejon gold operations. A complete National Instrument 43-101 compliant report on the Botija Abajo mineral resource and reserve estimate will undergo filing on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) soon. The Company reports additional reserves of 210,000 Gold Equivalent Ounces at their Molejon Project
The completion of the Botija Abajo resource and reserve estimate is part of Petaquilla Minerals policy of continuously upgrading their resource base. This will include in fiscal year 2013 a further upgrade of Molejon's existing reserves. Additionally, in the Company’s current fiscal year 2013, additional resource reports will be completed for their Palmilla and Oro del Norte deposits in Panama and a reserve report for Lomero-Poyatos in Spain. Moreover, they are working towards completing a Feasibility Study on Lomero-Poyatos, with a view to starting processing operations in Spain by mid-2014.
Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. (PTQMF), closed on Friday at $0.6374, up 7.13%, on 646,946 volume with 142 trades. The The average volume for the last 60 days is 87,010 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.2944/$0.96.
Amarantus BioSciences, Inc. (AMBS)
OTCPicks, OtcWizard, HEROSTOCKS, Liquid Pennies, Stockhunter.us, OTC Stock Pick, Stock Brain, and SmallCapVoice reported earlier on Amarantus BioSciences, Inc. (AMBS), and today we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Amarantus BioSciences, Inc. is a development-stage biotechnology company with corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. The Company is focusing on the discovery and development of therapeutic proteins with the potential to address critically important biological pathways involved in the treatment of human diseases. They own the intellectual property rights to a therapeutic protein called Mesencephalic-Astrocyte-derived Neurotrophic Factor (MANF). Amarantus BioSciences, founded in January 2008, lists on the OTC Bulletin Board.
MANF is a protein that corrects protein misfolding. Protein misfolding is one of the major causes of apoptosis (cell death). The Company believes that this property provides a persuasive rationale for the research and development of MANF-based products as therapeutics for human disease. Their lead MANF product development effort is centered on a therapy for Parkinson's disease.
In addition, Amarantus BioSciences owns an inventory of 88 cell lines that the Company refers to as PhenoGuard Cell Lines. MANF was the first therapeutic protein discovered from a PhenoGuard Cell Line. Amarantus believes that they may identify additional therapeutic proteins from their inventory of PhenoGuard Cell Lines.
This past July, Amarantus announced that TomorrowsBlueChips.com profiled the Company in a 9-page research report. The report's analysis states, "Amarantus is now exposed to two global markets: Parkinson's and Traumatic Brain Injury." Furthermore, it adds that "Amarantus is interested in partnering opportunities for its product candidates that will allow development of adjunct-products that will address diseases caused by poorly served biological pathways. The company aims to generate revenues through collecting up-front and milestone payments as its candidates advance through pre-clinical and clinical development, and royalties upon commercialization."
Amarantus BioSciences’ business strategy is to employ their PhenoGuard Drug Discovery Engine to discover medically-relevant secreted human proteins, scientifically establish their therapeutic potential, develop pre-clinical and clinical programs to further their development, and advance them through successive de-risking milestones to maximize their commercial potential. This is while making them appealing partnering targets for product development focused biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostic companies.
Amarantus BioSciences, Inc. (AMBS), closed on Friday at $0.0044, up 2.33%, on 1,996,160 volume with 17 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 694,487 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0043/$0.50.
Cecil Bancorp, Inc. (CECB)
Today we are reporting on Cecil Bancorp, Inc. (CECB), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Trading on the OTC Bulletin Board, Cecil Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company of Cecil Bank. The Bank is a community oriented financial institution offering traditional financial services out of offices in the Cecil and Harford county areas of Maryland. The Company is subject to regulation by the Federal Reserve System. The Bank is a community-oriented Maryland chartered commercial bank, is a member of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Atlanta, and is an Equal Housing Lender. The Bank offers a complete range of brokerage and investment services through a relationship with Waterford Investor Services, Inc.
Founded in 1959, Cecil Bancorp is based in Elkton, Maryland. The Bank conducts their business via their main office in Elkton, and branches in Elkton, North East, Fair Hill, Rising Sun, Cecilton, Aberdeen, Conowingo, and Havre de Grace, Maryland. Their business consists primarily of attracting retail and commercial deposits from the general public and mainly using them to originate mortgage loans. Cecil Bank's business strategy is to operate as an independent community-oriented commercial bank dedicated to real estate, commercial, and consumer lending, funded primarily by retail deposits.
The Bank works to implement this strategy by continuing to emphasize residential mortgage lending through the origination of adjustable-rate and fixed-rate mortgage loans; investing in adjustable-rate and short-term liquid investments; controlling interest rate risk exposure; maintaining asset quality; containing operating expenses; and maintaining "well capitalized" status.
Cecil Bank’s deposits include savings accounts, certificates of deposit, regular checking accounts, NOW accounts, passbook accounts, and money market deposit accounts. The Company offers a variety of loan products. These loan products include one to four family residential real estate lending, construction and land loans, multi family and commercial real estate lending, commercial business loans, and consumer loans, which include automobile loans, deposit account loans, home improvement loans, as well as other consumer loans.
Cecil Bancorp, Inc. (CECB), closed on Friday at $0.41, down 2.38%, on 3,840 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 3,290 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.30/$1.01.
Loans4Less.com, Inc. (LFLS)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Loans4Less.com, Inc. (LFLS). Today, Loans4Less.com, Inc. closed trading at $0.07, up 40.00%, on 41,000 volume with 8 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 23,467, and its 52-week low/high is $0.01/$0.51.
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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Loans4Less.com, Inc. Announces Engagement of QualityStocks Investor Relations Services.
Teletouch Communications, Inc. (TLLE)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Teletouch Communications, Inc. (TLLE). Today, Teletouch Communications, Inc. closed trading at $0.5050, up 9.78%, on 2,600 volume with 2 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 16,807, 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
Duma Energy Corp. (DUMA)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Duma Energy Corp. (DUMA). Today, Duma Energy Corp. closed trading at $1.55, up 1.97%, on 100 volume with 1 trade. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 7,501, 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
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Duma Energy Receives Approval From Government of Namibia for Exploration License Issued for 5.3 Million-Acre Concession
Duma Energy Acquires Interest in 5.3 Million-Acre African Concession
Duma Energy Enters Final Stage of Negotiations for African Concession
Skinny Nutritional Corp. (SKNY)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Skinny Nutritional Corp. (SKNY). Today, Skinny Nutritional Corp. closed trading at $0.0054, off by 6.90%, on 683,220 volume with 10 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 2,014,409, and its 52-week low/high is $0.0042/$0.0449.
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
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Skinny Nutritional Corp. News:
Skinny Nutritional Corp. to Change the Way You Think About Your Water With the Introduction of Skinny Water pH+
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
Jamba Juice Company announced yesterday that LaPhonso Ellis, former ESPN commentator and NBA star, has opened his second Jamba Juice location through his franchise company, Blended Blessings LLC. Ellis’s newest Jamba Juice® store is located in Mishawaka, IN, in the University Park Mall at 6501 North Grape Road. Ellis was on hand yesterday to celebrate the grand opening and greet guests at the University Park Mall location.
“As a former professional athlete, health, fitness and good nutrition have always been a huge part of my success. So when it came to introduce a brand that is focused on healthy living to the South Bend community and Notre Dame, my college alma mater, Jamba provided a perfect fit,” said Ellis. “I am thrilled to expand my relationship with Jamba. It’s a dynamic company that is forward thinking and committed to engaging the community to stay active and live a healthy lifestyle.”
The newest Jamba Juice location boasts a menu of over 30 whole fruit smoothies and fruit and vegetable juices. It is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Ellis’s other location is in the Eddy Street Commons, on the south end of the University of Notre Dame campus. He plans to open four additional Jamba Juice stores in and around Indianapolis, IN, within the next four years, furthering the joint commitment he and Jamba have made to promote healthy living and bring nutritious, great tasting drink and meal options to the region.
To learn more about Jamba Juice, visit www.jambajuice.com
Mindspeed Technologies recently announced that it has introduced to market a new adaptive equalizer with the longest reach and lowest output jitter for serial digital interface (SDI) applications. The product joins Mindspeed’s product line, along with equalizers, reclockers, cable drivers, and crosspoint switches, and will be exhibited at the ICB2012 exhibition in Amsterdam on September 6 – 11.
Mindspeed is focused on providing network infrastructure semiconductor products and systems to the communications industry, with low-power system-on-chip (SoC) products that power video, voice, and data applications in fiber-optic networks.
The new M21544 product utilizes an integrated jitter cleaner, which Mindspeed claims delivers the lowest output jitter in the industry, less than 0.20 unit intervals (UI) after compensating for 200m of cable at 2.97Gbps. This reduces power consumption as well as complexity and cost, while doing away with the need for stand-alone reclockers. If the product is used in an environment where this option is not required, the jitter cleaner can be powered down.
Hasnain Bajwa, senior VP and GM of high-performance analog at Mindspeed, said, “This equalizer offers the performance, flexibility and power consumption equipment vendors demand for their next generation broadcast video system designs. Our new equalizer’s capability to extend reach and provide extra system jitter margin will enable broadcasters to maximize utilization of their existing coax based infrastructure.”
To learn more, please visit www.mindspeed.com
Imprimis Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing non-invasive, topically delivered products. Its innovative and patented Accudel cream formulation technology is designed to enable highly-targeted, site-specific treatment. Its lead drug candidate, Imprimis – a topical, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory cream – is expected to enter Phase 3 clinical trials in early 2013.
The company’s drug development strategy calls for repurposing or reformatting existing FDA-approved generic drugs to create new high-value, FDA-approved manufactured drugs that address new therapeutic applications. In other words, generic drugs would be combined with Imprimis’ technology to create brand new medications targeted at markets with a specific need.
Imprimis today announced a strategic investment and development agreement with Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA). This company provides a variety of products and services to its member compounding pharmacies and works directly with prescribers to provide patients with specialized medications that are normally not available over-the-counter or by prescription. It has also led in the research and development of topical and transdermal technology, including its Lipoderm family of topical bases – the industry’s only bases proven to deliver four drugs at once.
The proposed agreement will allow the two companies to develop and share drug formulation technology with the goal of creating a new generation of treatments for muscle and joint pain, neuropathic pain, and other conditions. PCCA also made a $4 million equity investment into Imprimis. The agreement gives Imprimis exclusive non-PCCA-member access to PCCA’s topical technologies and formulation know-how for delivering drugs directly through the skin.
To learn more about Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, visit www.imprimispharma.com
Sprott Resource Lending, the Toronto-headquartered specialist lender to companies in the natural resource development space, reported finalizing the sale of the company’s 75% interest in Castle Mountain Venture (CMV) today via the sale of CMV’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Viceroy Gold Corp. Castle Mountain Venture controls the formerly operating Castle Mountain gold mine in California.
Part of the purchase price was secured at closing of the deal as the private Canadian gold explorer, Telegraph Gold Inc., which has considerable mineral assets in CA, issued 4M shares of common stock (9.4% of current issued/outstanding). With the balance of the purchase price slated to be paid in two installments, one for $3.056M to be paid within three years of closing and the other for $5.094M to be paid within six years (pending milestone achievements), both of which may also be resolved through share issuance (provided they are listed on a recognized exchange at the time), SILU has turned up a good deal. Considering Telegraph’s position and their separate purchase of the 25% remainder of Castle Mountain Venture, and in light of SILU’s net investment position (as of June 30) of roughly $0.204M, the overall valuation for Sprott Resource Lending looks solid.
The acquisition agreement Telegraph has entered into with TSX Venture Exchange-listed capital pool firm, Foxpoint Capital Corp., will serve as the basis for a qualifying transaction, with Foxpoint aiming to acquire all issued and outstanding shares. Sprott Resource Lending should incur around 35% of net proceeds on the deal in U.S. taxation, but closing costs (including commissions) will be around 26% of the purchase price and SILU shareholders should be pleased as part of that comes in alongside the purchase price reception.
SILU, in accordance with a management services agreement and partnership agreement, receives various administrative management capabilities for the company’s day to day operations via Sprott Asset Management LP, wholly-owned subsidiary of top Canadian independent money management firm, Sprott Inc., placing the company in a prime position to execute on key, lucrative deals in the thriving Canadian natural resource sector. Combined with the vast lending experience earned by the SILU leadership team during their many years in the sector, we have a powerful model for identifying and aggressing income generation opportunities that also allow (focus on mid cap and junior) oil, gas, and mineral resource developers the CAPEX leeway required to grow.
With a laser-focus on temporary, custom loans for specific purposes that bear all of the proper security, interest yield, and equity participation hallmarks, SILU has rapidly established a reputation for bringing world class underwriting/due diligence protocols to bear on the task of locating prime loan candidates. Emphasis on the burgeoning TSX and TSX-V has enabled SILU to ride the resource wave ably, with the company taking full advantage of their rigorous asset analysis process and conservative lending practices in order to drive shareholder returns. Yes, this is exactly the kind of financing SILU was organized to get involved in, helping resource developers boost enterprise value or restructure the capital base so they can drive strategic momentum forward, while locking down solid upside for investors.
More information is available on the Sprott Resource Lending Corp. website: www.SprottLending.com
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