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AtriCure, Inc. (ATRC)

OTC Picks reported earlier on AtriCure, Inc. (ATRC), and we choose to highlight the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Trading on the NASDAQ Global Market, AtriCure, Inc. is a medical device company. They are a leader in developing, manufacturing, and selling innovative cardiac surgical ablation systems designed to create precise lesions, or scars, in cardiac, or heart tissue. Headquartered in West Chester, near Cincinnati, Ohio, the Company sells their products to hospitals and medical centers. They do this primarily through their direct sales force in the United States, as well as through distributors in Europe, Asia, South America, and Canada.

The Company offers AtriCure Isolator, which consists of an ablation and sensing unit, a compact power generator that delivers bipolar radio-frequency energy. They also offer AtriCure switch box, a compact switch box that provides the technology needed for the dual pulsing electrodes, and ability to connect and toggle between multiple devices, including clamps and multifunctional pen. They offer Isolator Synergy Bipolar Radio-Frequency Ablation Clamps for open-heart procedures and minimally invasive procedures.

AtriCure, Inc. also provides a multifunctional bipolar pen, which enables surgeons to toggle back and forth between temporary pacing, sensing, stimulation, and ablation. They also provide Coolrail linear ablation device, designed to allow the physician to create an expanded cardiac ablation lesion set during minimally invasive procedures.

In addition, the Company offers Lumitip dissector to separate tissues to provide access to key anatomical structures targeted for ablation during general, thoracic, and other surgical procedures. They offer AtriCure Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion System designed to exclude the left atrial appendage; Frigitronics CCS-200 product line for cardiac ablation; and Cryo1, a disposable cryothermy ablation probe.

The FDA has cleared the AtriCure Isolator system and AtriCure's multifunctional pen and Coolrail™ linear ablation device, for the ablation, or destruction, of cardiac tissue during surgical procedures. Additionally, the FDA cleared AtriCure's multifunctional pen for temporary pacing, sensing, stimulating and recording during the evaluation of cardiac arrhythmias and AtriCure's Cryo1 system for the cryosurgical treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. The FDA has not cleared or approved AtriCure's products for the treatment of atrial fibrillation to date.

Last week, AtriCure, Inc. announced that they would release their financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2009 on Thursday, February 18, 2010. The Company will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, February 18, 2010 to discuss their fourth quarter and full year 2009 financial results.

AtriCure, Inc. (ATRC) closed today at $5.69 down 1.56 percent. Volume was 46,779.

Parker Drilling Company (PKD)

Today we choose to highlight Parker Drilling Company (PKD), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Parker Drilling Company provides high-performance contract drilling solutions, rental tools, and project management services to the global energy industry. Founded in 1934, Parker has set numerous world records for deep and extended-reach drilling and they are an industry leader in safety performance. Parker Drilling Company trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and they have their headquarters in Houston, Texas.

Parker Drilling operates 29 land rigs in strategic international markets. The Company also operates 17 offshore barge rigs, primarily in the coastal waters of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Their Rental Tools business rents premium equipment to operators in active land and offshore markets in North America.

Parker also operates rigs owned by third parties, often oil & gas companies, and provides additional services. The Company operates rigs for companies that prefer to own the rig equipment but do not have the technical expertise or labor resources to operate the rig. Services that Parker Drilling Company provides include engineering, logistics, health, safety, and environmental programs. It also includes human resources, quality programs, preventive maintenance, and alliance management.

The Company has their subsidiary, Quail Tools. Quail Tools is a leading provider of specialized rental equipment for drilling, production, and workover operations. They have six U.S. locations on the Gulf coast, in Texas and the Rocky Mountains. Quail offers a full line of drill pipe, drill collars, tubing, high- and low-pressure blowout preventers, choke manifolds, casing scrapers, junk, and cement mills.

Parker offers their customers a broad range of rigs for all types of exploration activities. The Company is the second-largest drilling contractor in the transition zones of the Gulf of Mexico.

Parker Drilling Company recently announced they intend to report their financial results for the Fourth Quarter 2009 on Thursday, Feb. 25. The Company expects to issue their earnings report that morning and will follow with a conference call at 10:00 a.m. CST (11:00 a.m. EST).

Parker Drilling Company (PKD) closed Tuesday's trading session at $4.81 up 1.69 percent. Volume was 447,965.

Clarient, Inc. (CLRT)

Trading Markets, Momentum Traders, and Greenbackers reported earlier on Clarient, Inc. (CLRT), and we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Trading on the NASDAQ Capital Market, Clarient, Inc. combines innovative diagnostic technologies with pathology expertise to assess and characterize cancer. Founded in 1993, the Company's mission is to become the leader in cancer diagnostics by collaborating with the healthcare community to translate cancer research and development into better patient care. Formerly going by the name ChromaVision Medical Systems, Inc., the Company changed their name to Clarient, Inc. in 2005. Clarient, Inc. has their headquarters in Aliso Viejo, California.

Clarient is a centralized resource, which provides leading oncology diagnostic technologies, such as flow cytometry and molecular testing. The Company created a state-of-the-art commercial cancer laboratory. It provides advanced oncology testing and diagnostic services.  The Company makes resulting diagnostic reports and analyses available to customers through Clarient's Internet-based portal, PATHSiTE®.

The Company also provides commercial services to biopharmaceutical companies and other research organizations. These range from drug discovery assistance to the development of directed diagnostics through clinical trials. Clarient also plans to develop and market new, proprietary "companion" diagnostic markers for therapeutics in breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers, as well as leukemia and lymphoma.

Clarient, Inc. has a collaboration agreement with Natural Selection, Inc. to use their genomic mathematic capability to supplement proteomic mathematic capability to help develop novel cancer markers. They also have a collaboration agreement with Prediction Sciences, Inc. to commercialize a novel, breast cancer test.

On December 21, 2009, Clarient Inc. reported that the Company acquired cancer test maker Applied Genomics Inc. This was for $17.6 million in stock in a deal that Clarient said will help them develop new lung cancer tests. In the deal, Clarient acquired all of Applied Genomics stock in exchange for 4.4 million Clarient shares.

Applied Genomics designed their products to help doctors diagnose types of cancer. This includes strains of non-small cell lung cancer and breast cancer. The privately held company has their corporate headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama. Clarient, Inc. reported that Applied Genomics also has a pipeline of tests that can be used for diagnosing cancers. These tests can also be used to determine a patient's prognosis and the most effective therapies.

Clarient, Inc. (CLRT) closed today's trading session at $2.16 down 0.92 percent. Volume was 240,109.

Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (AVL.TO)

Recently Pro-Edge.com and Streetwise Reports reported on Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (AVL.TO), Uncommon Wisdom did earlier, and we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Avalon Rare Metals Inc. is a mineral exploration and development company that trades on the TSX. The Company focuses on rare metals deposits in Canada. Their flagship project, the 100 percent-owned Nechalacho Deposit, Thor Lake, NWT, is emerging as one of the largest undeveloped rare earth elements (REE) resources in the world. Avalon Rare Metals Inc. has their corporate headquarters in Toronto, Ontario and an operational office in Delta, British Columbia.

Avalon Rare Metals believes that Nechalacho is one of the highest quality undeveloped REE deposits in the world. Its exceptional enrichment in the more valuable 'heavy' rare earth elements, which are key to enabling advances in green energy technology and other growing high-tech applications, is one of the few potential sources of these critical elements outside of China. China is currently the source of 95 percent of global supply. Avalon also owns four other rare metals and minerals projects in Canada, of which three are at advanced stages of development.

The Company's three other advanced stages projects are Separation Rapids (lithium) in Ontario, Warren Township in Ontario (calcium feldspar projects where bulk sampling programs are in progress), and East Kemptville, Nova Scotia, a tin-indium-gallium-germanium project where large inferred resources have been identified requiring further drilling to bring the project to the pre-feasibility stage.

On January 14, 2010, Avalon Rare Metals Inc. announced an updated Indicated Mineral Resource estimate based on assay results of 44 definition holes (9,101 meters) drilled during the 2009 summer drilling program. The grades and widths encountered confirm good continuity for the rare earth elements mineralization in the Basal Zone of the Nechalacho deposit.

On February 1, 2010, Avalon Rare Metals Inc. announced that they commenced a 2,000-meter diamond-drilling program on their exploration licenses in the East Kemptville area, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. The Company planned ten holes to test three target areas for tin-indium-copper-zinc mineralization similar to that of the past-producing East Kemptville tin deposit. Drilling commenced on January 18. The Company is also re-evaluating the potential for renewed tin-indium production at the East Kemptville mine site in a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA), which Wardrop Engineering is conducting.

Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (AVL.TO) closed today's trading at $2.44 up 2.09 percent. Volume was 113,628.

Targacept, Inc. (TRGT)

The Street, Greenbackers, OTC Picks, and Small Cap Investor reported earlier on Targacept, Inc. (TRGT), and we highlight the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Targacept, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. They discover and develop novel NNR Therapeutics™ for the treatment of central nervous system diseases and disorders. Targacept has two collaborations with AstraZeneca and a strategic alliance with GlaxoSmithKline. Targacept, Inc. trades on the NASDAQ Global Market and they have their headquarters in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Their therapeutic focus is central nervous system diseases and disorders. Their therapeutic targets are neuronal nicotinic receptors (NNRs), which are key regulators of the nervous system. The Company's vision to build health and restore independence for patients has support from clinical-stage product candidates in development for major depressive disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Alzheimer's disease and cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia, as well as multiple preclinical programs.

The Company's product candidates are TC-5214, for major depressive disorder; AZD3480 (TC-1734), for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); AZD1446 (TC-6683), for Alzheimer's disease; TC-5619, for cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia or one or more other indications characterized by cognitive impairment; and TC-5685, for depression/anxiety disorders.

For Intellectual Property, Targacept has Pentad™, a proprietary drug discovery platform, and an extensive patent estate covering compounds that act on NNRs. They also have their product Inversine® (mecamylamine HCl). This is indicated for the treatment of moderately severe to severe essential hypertension and for uncomplicated cases of malignant hypertension 
               
Yesterday, Targacept, Inc. announced that they were awarded a grant of $304,000 from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF). The grant is to fund a project entitled: "Development of an alpha6*-selective Neuronal Nicotinic Receptor (NNR) Imaging Agent as a Parkinson's Disease Biomarker." It is the second awarded to Targacept by MJFF in the last six months.

"Biomarker research could prove to be very valuable in the development of novel therapeutics for Parkinson’s disease. We are delighted to receive a second grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for another unique research aim. This further highlights the breadth of our research platform and its application to many different diseases and disorders," said J. Donald deBethizy, Ph.D., Targacept's President and Chief Executive Officer.

Targacept, Inc. recently announced that they would report financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2009 on Thursday, February 11, 2010, after the U.S. financial markets close. Management will discuss the fourth quarter and year end results, provide an update on the Company's product development programs and business activities and discuss expectations for the future via conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, February 11, 2010.

Today, Targacept, Inc. (TRGT) closed trading at $20.51 up 0.98 percent. Volume was 142,650.

QAD Inc. (QADI)

Microcap Voice reported earlier on QAD Inc. (QADI), and we are highlighting the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Founded in 1979, QAD Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies. The Company's applications provide critical functionality for managing manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise. This enables global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers, suppliers, and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost, and at the right time. With headquarters in Santa Barbara, California, QAD Inc. trades on the NASDAQ.

More than 6,000 manufacturers in 90 countries use the Company's products today. Over 60 percent of the Company's revenue comes from outside the United States. The Company focuses on supply chain collaboration and developing products that are easy to learn and intuitive to operate. They concentrate on a select set of vertical markets in manufacturing. These are automotive, consumer packaged goods, food and beverage, high tech, industrial products, and life sciences. Companies in these industries produce products to their own design specifications and then deliver them in multiple countries.

QAD Inc. has over 400 consultants in 26 countries; QAD Global Services provides global coverage and local expertise to help companies get the most from their QAD investment. For successful software deployments, they provide experienced, knowledgeable resources that understand and can manage project scope, timelines, and budget. They employ industry-specific best practices and assist users with training and ongoing education that minimizes implementation risk while maximizing system value.

The Company's application product line includes QAD Standard Financials and QAD Enterprise Financials that offer functionality required by manufacturers and reporting, governance and compliance, budgeting, and control capabilities. They also offer Customer Management suite for customer-facing and demand-facing operations, and Manufacturing suite that provides capabilities for manufacturers to support and control materials management and manufacturing processes.

In addition, they offer Supply Chain solutions, which provide functionality for linking and managing trading partner relationships for the purchase of stock items, supplies, and services. The aforementioned are among other applications and services QAD offers.

Recently, QAD Inc. announced that they have scheduled a conference call to announce their fiscal 2010 fourth quarter results on Thursday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. PST (5:00 p.m. EST). This call is being webcast and will be accessible on QAD Inc.'s Web site at www.qad.com.

QAD Inc. (QADI) closed Tuesday's session at $5.25 up 3.35 percent. Volume was 24,813.

Zep, Inc. (ZEP)

Trading Markets reported recently on Zep, Inc. (ZEP), and we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Zep Inc. is a leading producer, marketer, and service provider of a wide range of cleaning and maintenance solutions. These solutions are for commercial, industrial, institutional, and consumer end-markets. The Company had fiscal year 2009 net sales of over $500 million. Zep, Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and has their corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, along with offices in Emerson, Georgia.

Zep Inc.'s product portfolio includes anti-bacterial and industrial hand care products, cleaners, degreasers, deodorizers, disinfectants, floor finishes, sanitizers, and pest and weed control products. Their portfolio also includes high performance products and professional grade chemical products for the automotive, fleet maintenance, industrial/MRO supply, institutional supply and motorcycle markets through the Amrep operation.

The Company markets these products and services under well-recognized and established brand names. These include their Zep®, Zep Commercial®, Zep Professional, Enforcer®, National Chemical®, Selig™, Misty®, Next Dimension™, Petro®, i-Chem® and a number of private labeled brands.

Zep Inc. sells their products to the transportation, food processing, and service, manufacturing, government, housekeeping, contractors, and small business owners. This is primarily in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe.

Last month, Zep Inc. announced that Ronald D. Brown was elected to the Company's Board of Directors at their Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on January 7, 2010. Mr. Brown, elected to the class of Directors whose terms expire at the 2013 annual meeting, is the Managing Director of Taft Business Consulting, LLC. Mr. Brown was previously the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Milacron, Inc.

"We are pleased to have someone with Mr. Brown’s considerable experience, which so well aligns with the strategies of our business, join the Zep Inc. Board of Directors. We look forward to his contributions as the Company continues its pursuit of profitable growth opportunities," commented John K. Morgan. He is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zep Inc.

Zep, Inc. (ZEP) closed Tuesday's trading session at $19.56 up 1.35 percent. Volume was 57,960.

Xyratex Ltd. (XRTX)

Forbes, Internet.com, Greenbackers, Trading Markets, and Global Equity Report reported earlier on Xyratex Ltd. (XRTX), and we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Xyratex is a leading provider of enterprise-class data storage subsystems and storage process technology. The Company designs and manufactures enabling technology that provides original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and disk drive manufacturers with data storage products. These data storage products are to support high-performance storage and data communication networks. Trading on the NASDAQ, Xyratex Ltd. has their headquarters in Hampshire, United Kingdom. Their principal U.S office is in Fremont California, and their principal Asia office is in Singapore.

The Company has more than 25 years of research and development experience in disk drive development, storage systems, and high-speed communication protocols. Their product strategy addresses the needs of the Networked Storage Solutions and Storage Infrastructure market places. The Company bases their strategy on two strongly synergistic technology lines.

For Networked Storage Solutions, they offer high capacity, high-speed, reliable, and flexible data storage subsystems. These are to support a range of communication technologies and performance specifications. These systems include RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) and SBOD (Switched Bunch of Disks) technology.

For Storage Infrastructure, the Company offers fully automated disk drive test solutions, servo track writing-technology, and disk processing solutions. These are for high-volume manufacturing environments, enabling customers to produce highly reliable disk drives with increased efficiency and at lower cost.

Xyratex designs and builds storage solutions that are used by OEMs and solutions integrators to provide high capacity, high-performance data storage for NAS, Fibre Channel SAN, and IP storage. The Company's solutions are the underlying platforms for diverse storage applications. These include server-attached storage, networked data storage, and disk-to-disk backup. Their customers come from markets such as broadcasting, digital media, medical imaging, and topography.

For Storage Infrastructure, the Company has provided production equipment to leading disk drive manufacturers and their component suppliers. These include Seagate Technology, Western Digital, HGST (Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), and Hoya. Xyratex provides HDD assembly and drive process products and Xyratex HDD media process products.

Xyratex Ltd. (XRTX) closed Tuesday's trading session at $13.26 up 2.55 percent. Volume was 227,515.

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FormCap Corp. (FRMC)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight FormCap Corp. (FRMC) Today, FormCap Corp. closed trading at $0.46, which was up 15.00 percent. Their volume today was 144,290 shares. 

FormCap Corp. (FRMC) announced that they entered into a Consulting and Option Agreement with Mr. Norman Mackenzie of Calgary, Alberta, Canada to develop and execute the drilling and development plan for the Weber City Prospect.   

FormCap Corp. (FRMC) is an emerging oil & gas exploration and development company. With a primary focus on the discovery and development of oil in the Continental United States, the company has assembled 4,800 acres of oil and gas mineral leases, together called the Weber City Prospect, located in Curry County, New Mexico.

The Weber City Prospect has been defined by detailed geological information including well log data, seismic, Landsat and independent third party geological interpretation. After thorough review of the collected data, FormCap believes there is potential to drill up to 100 wells that could produce over 300 million barrels of oil.

The initial well will be drilled to a total depth of 6,500' to test four potential productive hydrocarbon zones; the San Andres, Clearfork, Wolfcamp and, the primary objective, the Cisco Formation. The company has also outlined multiple secondary objectives in the primary producing zones of the Permain Basin of New Mexico and Texas.

The Permian Basin is very prolific and well known for its oil production. Owning their leases 100%, FormCap is fully in charge of its exploration and drill plan. The four well established formations should provide FormCap with a relatively low risk opportunity as the company’s experienced management team dedicates all efforts towards profitability. Disclaimer

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FormCap Corp. News:

FORMCAP Establishing Operatorship in New Mexico

Formcap Hires Senior Geologist Thomas Markham

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Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT). Today, Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. closed trading at $0.02, for no change. Their volume today was 214,970 shares.

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT) announced today that they have launched the installation of the Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMax) base station and long-range subscriber stations, encompassing four buildings for Newport Center Medical Plaza in Newport Beach, California.

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT) offers a rich portfolio of competencies in RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification), WiMAX, eLearning, LED Signage, and Security & Surveillance. Utilizing its technological expertise and creativity, the company enables its customers to take full advantage of the nearly limitless possibilities offered by increasingly sophisticated applications.

Newport is committed to meeting specific customer requirements by delivering complete solutions for a broad spectrum of applications. The company is building a global distribution, licensing, and sales network of industry-leading partners as well as third-party Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) and component suppliers to ensure its clients world-leading technology with strong local support capabilities.

The company has established a synergistic partnership with Taiwan’s premier technology incubators, the Institute for Information Industry (III) and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), under which the company develops and customizes their advanced technologies to meet the needs of businesses across the globe. Having a pool of more than 7,900 engineers and scientists, these R&D powerhouses have developed cutting edge capabilities in fields such as Information Communications Technology (ICT), electronics, and nanotechnology.

Newport’s management team has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience within the technology industry as well as the corporate world. Maintaining a strong track record of delivering results to investors and customers, the team retains over two centuries of combined experience. Leveraging each team member’s area of expertise, Newport has established a solid foundation to penetrate emerging technology markets.Disclaimer

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Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. News:

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. Announces Participation in a $500 Million State and Federal Grant Program for Schools and Public Areas

Newport Digital Technologies Completes AT&T Network Certification for N37B Rugged Handheld Computer With RFID Reader

Newport Digital Technologies Provides Update on Launch of N37B Rugged Handheld Computing Device; Nears Completion of AT&T Device Certification

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH). Today, Consorteum Holdings, Inc. closed trading at $0.0120, which was down 0.83 percent. Their volume today was 360,500 shares.

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) announced this morning that the company has signed a management agreement with UK based Blue Sea Manning Ltd. As terms of the contract, Consorteum will provide integrated payroll and multi-currency settlement solutions to Blue Sea Manning.

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) is focused on providing financial services, electronic transaction processing and management services to financial institutions, healthcare, government, public and private sector companies. The company’s services provide customized, innovative technology solutions that create, augment and enhance their clients’ existing financial, payment and transactional processing systems.  

The company offers clients a long-term strategic plan utilizing the most technically advanced global solutions available today. By working with a multitude of global technologies, Consorteum is able to create exceptionally customized programs. This approach enables unparalleled flexibility when sourcing solutions, resulting in smarter, faster deployment of technologies, competitive pricing, and potential for new revenues. 

Consorteum’s strategy is to capitalize on the global opportunities within the growing financial services, payment and transaction processing marketplace. The utilized business model generates revenues on every transaction touched, thus providing long-term, sustainable income. The company has strategically designed its business initiatives to create significant repetitive transactions on an ongoing basis. Additional company revenues are generated from consulting services, project minimums and management fees. 

The company is jointly led by CEO Craig Fielding and President & COO Quent Rickerby. Mr. Fielding brings a wealth of expertise in the payments industry, in both local and international payment processing, along with HR-specific business management expertise, leadership, customer development and acquisition skills. Mr. Rickerby brings over two decades of business management, international and domestic sales experience, new company start-up, payment processing, project management, business development, negotiations, relationship management and strategic company direction.Disclaimer

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. News:

Consorteum Holdings Inc. Signs Contract with UK Based Staffing Company Blue Sea Manning Ltd.

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. CEO will be Interviewed Today LIVE on Leading National Financial Radio Show

Consorteum Holdings Inc. Announces Private Placement Financing Agreement

WikiLoan, Inc. (WKLI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight WikiLoan, Inc. (WKLI). Today, WikiLoan, Inc. closed trading at $0.25, which was up 8.70 percent. Their volume today was 42,000 shares.

WikiLoan, Inc. (WKLI) operates a Social Network with a focus on finance. At WikiLoan.com, family and friends can borrow and lend money among themselves at rates suitable to their respective needs. The website provides repayment schedules and documentation for loans, along with proprietary administrative tools, enabling users to securely pull credit reports and automate the loan repayment process.

Through a simple process, borrowers can create a loan listing between $1,000 and $25,000. They set the rate they are willing to pay for the loan, get their WikiScore, and invite friends in their network to view the listing. Lenders then receive an invitation to view the listing and are provided with the borrower’s WikiScore, debt-to-income ratio, and the loan repayment schedule.

Once the loan is fulfilled, WikiLoan compiles the promissory note and provides it to all involved parties. The company also handles on-going notifications and provides access to online payment systems to ensure a smooth repayment process. Wikiloan generates revenues through fees for documentation, credit score checks and administrative services.

The market opportunity for WikiLoan is significant considering the ongoing financial crisis, bank consolidations and changing consumer behavior with regards to online lending, borrowing and banking. In the midst of current economic conditions, peer-to-peer lending has become one of the fastest growing sectors of the financial services industry and WikiLoan is well positioned to capitalize on its ongoing growth.

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WikiLoan, Inc. News:

WikiLoan Signs With Fenris, LLC

WikiLoan to Begin Marketing Push

WikiLoan Signs with Identity Verification Provider

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (KBLB)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (KBLB) Today, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. closed trading at $0.0130, which was up 8.33 percent from yesterday's close. Their volume today was 109,771 shares..

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (KBLB) a biotechnology company, has their focus on developing high performance polymers and technical fibers. The company is utilizing their proprietary genetic engineering technology to develop and produce polymers and protein-based materials, including Spider silk, which may have numerous commercial and consumer applications.

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (KBLB) is working with university scientists and laboratories to create these new polymers that have potentially broad applications in the multi-billion dollar marketplace for high performance polymers. The company sponsors and collaborates on research projects within university genetic engineering laboratories as a means of utilizing the greatest minds in their field.

Spider Silk is one of the strongest fibers produced in nature. The spider's repelling silk is of particular commercial interest since it is both extremely strong and extremely flexible. Although exciting commercial opportunities exist for the natural polymer, there is no known way to produce the fibers in commercial quantity. KraigLabs, in cooperation with two leading universities, has acquired proprietary genetic engineering technology to unlock the mystery.

CEO Kim Thompson leads the company with formal education in the fields of economics and law. With interest in genetic engineering dating back to the 1970s, Mr. Thompson has invented a pending provisional patent application for a number of organic polymers. This patent application has been assigned to benefit Kraig Biocraft and is a central part of the company's efforts in bringing those inventions to the market. Disclaimer

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Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. News:

The New Age of Partnerships

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. Greatly Exceeds Its Performance Goals

SectorWatch.biz: Paving the Way for Spider Silk

Energtek, Inc. (EGTK)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Energtek, Inc. (EGTK). Today Energtek, Inc. closed trading at $0.26, which was up 4.00 percent. Their volume today was 25,141 shares.

Energtek, Inc. (EGTK) is focused on developing and commercializing Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG) technology. This technology enables the storage of comparable gas quantities at reduced pressure, dramatically decreasing the capital investment and operational costs of natural gas vehicles. The company recognizes the global markets' demands to diversify energy sources and is working on breakthrough technologies that deliver natural gas to the consumer, even where no gas pipeline and compressing infrastructure exist.

Because natural gas is cheaper, cleaner and available in greater quantities than oil, Energtek believes it is the most practical motor fuel alternative. Natural gas is primarily comprised of methane, which is one of the simplest and most abundant substances found in nature, especially when compared to oil. Taking advantage of natural gas resources located across the globe will also reduce the number of countries forced to import motor fuel, including the USA.

The percentage of Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) in many countries is growing rapidly. Today, there are more than 8.7 million NGVs on the road, a number that is growing by more than 30% per year. Even with this robust growth, NGVs still represent only a small percentage of the overall vehicle market. Until now, costly refueling infrastructure, as well as the inconvenience of integrating NG tanks into vehicles, has limited the growth of NGVs. However, by enabling the use of natural gas in places previously impossible, Energtek's proprietary ANG technology promises to greatly expand the NGV market.

CEO Lev Zaidenberg leads the company with extensive experience starting and managing several successful hi-tech companies in Israel, Europe and the USA. Mr. Zaidenberg received a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University. Professor Yuri Ginzburg serves alongside Zaidenberg with a PhD / D.Sc in Mechanical Engineering and a comprehensive background in the automotive industry. Ginzburg is a specialist in alternative fuel systems and R&D projects management, and has authored 18 patents and over 70 scientific works. Disclaimer

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Energtek, Inc. News:

Energtek Completes Production of World's First LMP(TM) Low-pressure Semi-Trailer

Energtek Identifies Commercial Consumer for Natural Gas Extracted on Site in Israel

Energtek Anticipates Increase of NatGas Activities in India and FMC Technologies Awarded $30 Million Contract for StatoilHydro's Peregrino Project

National Automation Services, Inc. (NASV) Goes To Town

National Automation Services Inc., a growing control systems integration company based in Nevada, has been quietly growing a strong customer based of cities and towns in the Southwest. These are municipalities that have come to depend upon National for water and other processing solutions, and they’ve done much to solidify the company’s positive reputation.

Wastewater treatment involves extensive processing and National has shown its ability to apply a wide range of technologies to solve customer problems. In particular, National has performed extensive water related processing engineering and implementation work for municipalities throughout the state of Arizona.

• Phoenix, Arizona – National designed remote terminal units to deliver and meter all reclaimed water for golf courses and parks, involving PLC programming and integration for tying totalized data back to the city’s DCS (distributed control system) at the associated water reclamation plant.
• San Carlos Irrigation District, Arizona – National designed and implemented a spread spectrum radio network for the SC Irrigation District, involving an extensive spread spectrum radio telemetry field study.
• Avondale, Arizona – National was responsible for programming and implementation of a Wonderware SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) system at the city’s Coldwater Springs Booster Station, integrating a variety of remote sites.
• Cottonwood, Arizona – National performed a major wastewater treatment plant upgrade, and was responsible for all instrumentation and control systems engineering, radio communications, PLC and SCADA programming, and associated operational documentation.
• Gilbert, Arizona – National handled panel fabrication, flow meter and pressure transmitter calibration, analytical equipment startup, and systems programming for the city’s wastewater lift station.
• Peoria, Arizona – National did a variety of fabrication, communications, and instrumentation work for a major wastewater treatment facility upgrade.
• Mesa, Arizona – National was involved in well control, Intellution Dynamics, Modbus and Modbus Plus, and Modbus Ethernet communications.

Consorteum Holdings Inc. (CSRH) Announces Contract with UK Based Staffing Company Blue Sea Manning Ltd.

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. announced this morning that the company has signed a management agreement with UK based Blue Sea Manning Ltd. As terms of the contract, Consorteum will provide integrated payroll and multi-currency settlement solutions to Blue Sea Manning.

Blue Sea Manning receives wire transfers for invoice payments in numerous foreign currencies from all over the world. Consorteum’s custom tailored solution will manage all incoming global payment tenders, currency conversion functionality and administrative tools for payroll settlement to staff members in their preferred currency; directly into a bank account or onto a payroll card.

Quent Rickerby, President & COO of Consorteum Holdings Inc., stated, “Consorteum is pleased to be working with Blue Sea Manning and will work closely with their management to provide payment, settlement and payroll solutions for further capitalization of the global $27 billion dollar cruise ship and multi-billion dollar private yachting industry. Both companies will continue to work together to seek out new opportunities within the underserved and challenging shipping industry.”

Blue Sea Manning provides first class officers and crews for yachts, cruise ships and offshore vessels. With ship owners and staff placed across the globe, Blue Sea Manning required a streamlined way of accepting payments in multiple currencies from ship owners, converting the funds, and paying their officers and crew in the local currency of choice, without the cost of expensive wire transfers.

Patrik Dahlgren, CEO of Blue Sea Manning Ltd., commented, “Consorteum’s approach to payment and settlement solutions are unmatched by anyone. We have been trying for years to source a cost-effective and efficient method of managing worldwide payments, but traditional banks were unable to provide a flexible alternative to fit our needs. We will now have the flexibility of being able to adapt to the individual requirements of the Mega Yachts and Cruise-ships.”

Rickerby concluded, “This agreement further demonstrates our ability to quickly deploy and expand our services and client base into new overseas markets.”

 


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