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Real Goods Solar, Inc. (RSOL)

SmallCapInvestor.com reported previously on Real Goods Solar, Inc. (RSOL), and we highlight the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Real Goods Solar, Inc. is a leading residential solar energy integrator, having installed more than 6,500 solar systems. The Company offers turnkey solar energy services, and has 32 years of experience in residential solar energy, beginning with the sale in 1978 of the first solar photovoltaic, or PV, panels in the United States. Real Goods Solar, Inc.’s shares trade on the NASDAQ Global Market. Founded in 1978, the Company has their headquarters in Louisville, Colorado.

Real Goods Solar, Inc. provides full service design, installation, permitting, and rebate paperwork. Their solar energy systems use high-quality solar PV modules from manufacturers such as Sharp, SunPower, and Kyocera Solar. The Company uses proven technologies and techniques to help customers achieve meaningful savings by reducing their utility costs. They also help customers lower their emissions output and reliance upon fossil fuel energy sources.

Real Goods Solar, Inc. installs residential and small commercial solar energy systems that are between 3 kilowatts and 250 kilowatts output. They also install larger commercial projects of up to 5MW output. The Real Goods technical staff are experts at designing, procuring, and installing residential and commercial renewable energy systems. This includes both off-the-grid and line intertie systems to a customer’s utility.

The Company offers Solar Education. Their Solar Living Center in Hopland, California is a 12-acre learning oasis of inspiration and sustainability. Visitors can tour the grounds, visit their passive solar, straw bale Real Goods store, or take one of their hundreds of on-site or online classes offered by the Solar Living Institute.

Real Goods Solar supports the Solar Living Institute as an independently operated 501(c)(3) non-profit. The Institute provides practical education by example and hands-on workshops on renewable energy, green building, sustainable living, permaculture, organic gardening, and alternative environmental construction methods.

The Company also offers their Real Goods Catalog. The Real Goods catalog is a trusted resource for environmental and energy smart products. These include eco-friendly cleaners, energy-efficient appliances and lighting, alternative transportation, green building and complete solar-power systems from design to installation.

In November, Real Goods Solar, Inc. announced results for their third quarter ended September 30, 2010. Net revenue for the third quarter of 2010 increased 7.2 percent to $24.6 million from $23.0 million recorded in the same period last year. Gross profit increased to $6.2 million, or 25.3 percent of net revenue, for the third quarter of 2010 from $5.0 million, or 21.8 percent of net revenue, in the comparable period last year.

Operating income for the third quarter of 2010 improved significantly to $1.2 million, as compared to $258 thousand for the comparable period last year. Net income for the third quarter of 2010 improved to $704 thousand, or $0.04 per share, as compared to $158 thousand, or $0.01 per share, for the comparable period last year.

Real Goods Solar, Inc. (RSOL) closed Friday’s trading session at $2.56, down 0.78%, on 8,454 volume with 27 trades.  The average volume for the last 60 days is 30,253.  The 52-week low/high is $2.25/$4.79.

Pacific Capital Bancorp (PCBC)

Stock Stars reported this week on Pacific Capital Bancorp (PCBC), Stock Mister, CRWE Wall Street, Newsworthy Stocks Team, Penny To Buck, Live2TradeWizely, The Street, Bull Warrior Stocks, Stock Traders Chat, OTC Tip Reporter, Stock Rich, Bull Rally, Cool Penny Stocks, Stock Stars, Hot OTC, and Stock Egg did earlier, and we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, Pacific Capital Bancorp is a community bank holding company. They are the parent company of Pacific Capital Bank, N.A., a nationally chartered bank that operates 47 branches under the local brand names of Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, First National Bank of Central California, South Valley National Bank, San Benito Bank, and First Bank of San Luis Obispo. Founded in 1960, Pacific Capital Bancorp has their headquarters in Santa Barbara, California. Pacific Capital Bancorp has $6.3 billion in assets.

Pacific Capital Bancorp combines the full suite of financial products normally associated with larger financial institutions with the type of value-added customer service that has differentiated their brands for more than 45 years. They offer many products that differentiate them among community banks. These include successful electronic income tax refund programs, Private Wealth Management, and the largest Trust & Investment Services operation in the Company's markets.

The Company's Santa Barbara Bank & Trust serves Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties. First National Bank of Central California serves Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. South Valley National Bank serves Santa Clara and San Benito Counties. San Benito Bank serves San Benito County. First Bank of San Luis Obispo serves San Luis Obispo County.

Pacific Capital Bancorp offers a range of deposit products. These include NOW accounts, money market deposit accounts, savings accounts, time certificates of deposit, interest bearing and non-interest bearing deposits, and demand deposits. They also provide various loans comprising real estate loans, such as residential one to four family, multi-family residential, commercial, and construction; home equity loans; consumer loans; leases; and demand deposit overdraft protection products, as well as commercial, industrial, and agricultural loans.

They also offer safe deposit boxes, travelers checks, money orders, foreign exchange services, and cashier's checks. The Company also provides trust and investment advisory services, as well as a range of wealth management services.

In April of this year, Pacific Capital Bancorp announced that they entered into a definitive agreement with SB Acquisition Company LLC. SB Acquisition Company LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Financial Fund, L.P. The definitive agreement is for Ford to invest approximately $500 million in the Company as part of the Company's overall recapitalization plan.

Earlier this week, Pacific Capital Bancorp announced the completion of their previously announced rights offering, which expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 19, 2010. Shareholders exercised subscription rights to purchase 382,183,137 shares of common stock at a subscription price of $0.20 per share. In total, Pacific Capital Bancorp raised gross proceeds of approximately $76.4 million before expenses. They intend to use the net proceeds from the rights offering for general corporate purposes, including an investment in their wholly-owned banking subsidiary, Pacific Capital Bank, N.A.
Pacific Capital Bancorp (PCBC) closed Friday's trading session at $0.31, up 2.52%, on 40,308,029 volume with 26,188 trades.  The average volume for the last 60 days is 5,337,873.  The 52-week low/high is $0.22/$5.49.

Minco Gold Corporation (MGH)

CRWE Picks and SmallCap Voice reported earlier on Minco Gold Corporation (MGH), and we highlight the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Minco Gold Corporation is a Canadian mining company involved in the direct acquisition and development of high-grade, advanced stage gold properties. The Company owns an exploration property portfolio covering more than 1,000 square kilometers of mineral rights in China. Minco Gold Corporation trades on the NYSE Amex. The Company has their headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Minco Gold Corporation’s focus is to become a significant gold producer in China in the shortest time possible while continuing the exploration and acquisition of promising gold projects. Since 1994, the Company has evaluated numerous projects from which they have acquired a portfolio of high-quality, advanced, and exploration stage properties.

The Company has a proven management team and has cultivated strong relationships with key Chinese mining organizations. Minco has acquired a quality asset portfolio and they work directly with strategically select joint venture partners whose expertise adds significant value to their operations. They have established joint ventures in the provinces of Hunan, Guangdong, and Inner Mongolia.

The Company’s subsidiary is Minco Mining (China) Corporation. They were incorporated in China for the purposes of managing the Company's projects in China, enhancing the Company's management team in China, and expanding upon certain mining activities (such as staking) in China.

Minco Gold Corporation’s current goal is multi-property drilling and field evaluation that is planned or underway. Their short-term goal is to bring primary projects to feasibility, as well as seek out new acquisitions. Their long-term goal is to become a significant gold producer and exploration partner in China.

The Company’s Changkeng gold deposit is located approximately 45 km southwest of Guangzhou, the fourth largest city in China and the capital city of Guangdong Province. The project is adjacent to Minco Silver Corporation's world-class Fuwan Silver deposit and situated close to well established water, power, and transportation infrastructure.

Minco Gold also has their Yangshan Gold Belt - Longnan Project. The Gansu Longnan Properties are located in Gansu Province, within the southwest Qinling gold field, in China. The Longnan project has been divided into three sub-projects according to geographic distribution, type, and potential of mineralization.

One is Yangshan, including five exploration permits located in the northeast extension of the Yangshan gold belt and its adjacent area, with potential for gold. The second is Yejiaba, including four exploration permits located to the north of the Yangshan exploration permits, with potential for gold and antimony. The third is Xicheng East, including three exploration permits to the east extension of the famous Xicheng Pb-Zn mineralization belt, with potential for gold, silver, lead, and zinc.

Minco Gold’s Gold Bull Mountain (Jinniushan) property is located in Yuanling County, Western Hunan Province, in the People's Republic of China. Situated along a large man-made hydroelectric reservoir, the project is accessible by road with telephone lines, cell-phone service, water, goods and services, and labor available nearby. The famous Xiangxi Gold mine is located 6 kilometers south and is the oldest gold mine in the province having been in operation for more than one hundred years.

Minco Gold Corporation (MGH) closed Friday’s trading at $2.14, up 1.32%, on 443,671 volume with 663 trades.  The average volume for the last 60 days is 293,916.  The 52-week low/high is $0.65/$1.96.

Local.com Corporation (LOCM)

Stock Egg, Penny Invest, Timothy Sykes, Momentum Traders, Street Insider, Greenbackers, and Zacks reported earlier on Local.com Corporation (LOCM), and we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Local.com Corporation owns and operates a leading local search site and network in the United States. The Company uses patented and proprietary technologies to provide over 20 million consumers each month with relevant search results for local businesses, products, and services on Local.com and over 1,000 partner sites. Local.com Corporation’s shares trade on the NASDAQ Capital Market. The Company has their corporate headquarters in Irvine, California and has an office in Redondo Beach, California.

Founded in 1999, Local.com's first product was a downloadable local search software application for consumers, followed by a web-based search engine. In 2003, they developed their patent-pending Keyword DNA™ technology, designed to greatly improve the relevance of local search results.

In October 2004, they completed their IPO and in 2005, acquired the Local.com domain name and developed and launched their own local search site. By July 2006 they were ranked fifth among the pure-play local search engines and were the 79th most-visited site in the United States (comScore, July 2006). In July 2007, they were granted U.S. patents related to local search technologies and processes, and acquired PremierGuide making it one of the largest private-label, local search networks in the United States, which now has more than 800 regional media sites.

By the end of 2007, Local.com was ranked as the leader in online advertising revenue growth, with a 138 percent year over year increase by Borrell Associates. In 2008 and moving into 2009 they achieved consistent revenue growth and adjusted net income.

In 2009, they aligned their operations into three business units: Owned & Operated (O&O), Network and Sales & Advertiser Services (SAS). Local.com was awarded the patent that covers a system and method for Enhanced Directory Assistance (EDA) Services. In 2010, the Company continued to report quarterly revenue growth and build their management team, acquiring OCTANE360 and expanding relationships with partners including SuperMedia.

Local.com Corporation’s mission is to be the leader at enabling local businesses and consumers to find each other and connect. Local.com powers over 100,000 local websites. Tens of thousands of small business customers use Local.com products and services to reach consumers using a variety of subscription, performance and display advertising and website products.

Local.com consistently ranks in the top 100 in U.S. website traffic according to Internet research firm, comScore. Local.com is one of the top 10 local search engines according to Nielsen, and the Kelsey Group ranked Local.com one of the top 3 fastest-growing local online advertising companies.

Local.com Corporation (LOCM) closed Friday’s trading session at $5.47, up 8.10%, on 4,424,169 volume with 13,482 trades.  The average volume for the last 60 days is 668,343.  The 52-week low/high is $3.22/$8.85.

Charles & Colvard Ltd. (CTHR)

The Street reported recently on Charles & Colvard Ltd. (CTHR), and we report on the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Charles & Colvard Ltd. is the exclusive worldwide marketer and distributor of created moissanite jewels, with proprietary patents for the manufacturing process as well as the usage of the jewels themselves. Moissanite is a unique, near-colorless lab-created gemstone. It is distinct from other gemstones and jewels based on its exceptional fire, brilliance, luster, durability, and rarity. Charles & Colvard Ltd. trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. Founded in 1995, the Company has their headquarters in Morrisville, North Carolina.

In the 1980s, Cree, Inc., a company engaged in producing semi-conductors, developed a proprietary process for producing large crystals of silicon carbide (moissanite). In the summer of 1995, a master gem cutter examined samples of these laboratory-created crystals. The gem cutter suggested to the firm's management that the material could be faceted into a uniquely new and beautiful jewel, if properly cut.

In 1995, the company was incorporated and embarked on extensive research and development to perfect the big, bold beautiful look of Charles & Colvard created Moissanite. In 1998, this brilliant fiery jewel known as Charles & Colvard created Moissanite officially debuted.

Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite is currently used in fine jewelry sold primarily through domestic and international retailers. The Company offers near-colorless moissanite jewels cut in various shapes, including round, square brilliant, cushion, radiant, pear, marquise, and oval. They offer these in sizes ranging from approximately 2 to 12 millimeters. They also offer green moissanite jewels. The Company combines modern technology and engineering with old-world artisan skill to create their jewels.

Charles & Colvard, Ltd. recently announced their financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2010. Net sales for the three months ended September 30, 2010 increased 40 percent to approximately $3.0 million, compared with approximately $2.1 million in sales during the corresponding period of the previous year. Net sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 approximated $9.2 million, which represented an increase of 54 percent when compared with approximately $6.0 million in sales during the corresponding period of the previous year.

The Company recorded net income during the quarter of $511,952, or $0.03 per diluted share. This represents an approximate $1.1 million improvement relative to a net loss “as adjusted” of ($569,367), or ($0.03) per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2009. For the nine months ended September 30, 2010, net income totaled $1,146,652, or $0.06 per diluted share. This represents an approximate $4.2 million improvement relative to a net loss “as adjusted” of ($3,092,877), or ($0.17) per diluted share, in the same period of 2009.

Charles & Colvard Ltd. (CTHR) closed Friday’s trading session at $2.73, down 1.44%, on 25,861 volume with 59 trades.  The average volume for the last 60 days is 50,522.  The 52-week low/high is $1.10/$3.25.

The Wet Seal Inc. (WTSLA)

Greenbackers reported yesterday on The Wet Seal Inc. (WTSLA), Wall Street Greek, Daily Markets, The Street, Street Insider, SmallCap Network, Today’s Financial News, and Bloomfield Investment Club did earlier, and we choose to highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Founded in 1962, The Wet Seal, Inc. is a leading specialty retailer of fashionable and contemporary apparel and accessory items. The Company operates two primarily mall-based chains of retail stores under the Wet Seal and Arden B names. Wet Seal Inc.’s shares trade on the NASDAQ Global Market. The Company has their headquarters in Foothill Ranch, California.

The Company’s Wet Seal stores provide fashionable and basic apparel and accessories for teenage girls. Their Arden B stores offer contemporary collections of fashion, basic separates, and accessories for the feminine contemporary woman.

In addition, The Wet Seal Inc. operates Web-based stores, including wetseal.com that provides Wet Seal merchandise; and ardenb.com, which offers Arden B apparel and accessories.

As of November 27, 2010, the Company operated a total of 536 stores in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This includes 452 Wet Seal stores and 84 Arden B stores.

Yesterday, The Wet Seal, Inc. announced that November comparable store sales increased 7.0 percent.

Ed Thomas, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Wet Seal, Inc., commented: “November comparable store sales results exceeded our expectations, driven by strong performance at our Wet Seal division. We believe Wet Seal’s results are a reflection of an improved merchandise assortment as well as our compelling Black Friday promotions. At Arden B, sales improved following a slow start to the month as we steadily built up holiday inventories through the remainder of November.”

He further said, “We were also pleased with continued momentum in our direct business in November, with online sales increasing over 45% over the prior year. This online sales increase, which is not a component of comparable store sales, and our larger store base, from 504 stores last year to 536 stores this year, led to November revenue growth well in excess of our comparable store sales increase. Our inventories remain well-positioned at both divisions and we are encouraged by our early holiday sales results, which we believe bode well for December sales.”

Wet Seal Inc. (WTSLA) closed Friday’s session at $3.59, up 3.76%, on 2,809,485 volume with 11,261 trades.  The average volume for the last 60 days is 956,335.  The 52-week low/high is $2.77/$5.25.

Transition Therapeutics Inc. (TTHI)

Daily Markets reported earlier on Transition Therapeutics Inc. (TTHI), and we highlight the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Transition Therapeutics Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company, developing novel therapeutics for disease indications with large markets. The Company’s lead product is ELND005 (AZD-103) for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and TT223 for the treatment of diabetes. Transition also has an emerging pipeline of innovative preclinical and clinical drug candidates. The other drugs in the pipeline that the Company is developing are for anti-inflammatory and metabolic indications. Transition Therapeutics Inc. trades on the NASDAQ Global Market. The Company has their headquarters in Toronto, Ontario.

Transition Therapeutics’ strategy is to develop drugs to Phase II, as well as partner with pharma leaders in the field. Their therapeutic focus is CNS (Central Nervous System) disorders and metabolic diseases. Their target product profile is disease-modifying, slowing disease progression, and large age-related disease indications with unmet medical needs.

The Company’s ELND005, a small molecule drug candidate for Alzheimer's disease, is specifically designed to target the abnormal forms of beta amyloid (“Aβ”). These are believed to play a fundamental role in the development of Alzheimer's disease. In preclinical studies, ELND005 has been shown to stop and/or reverse the progression of Alzheimer's disease pathologies and symptoms by neutralizing Aβ oligomers, preventing the formation of Aβ fibrils, and breaking down existing fibrils.

Transition Therapeutics recently announced that they acquired the rights to a series of preclinical compounds from Eli Lilly and Company in the area of diabetes. Under the licensing and collaboration agreement, Transition will receive exclusive worldwide rights to develop and potentially commercialize a class of compounds that, in preclinical diabetes models showed potential to provide glycemic control and other beneficial effects including weight loss.

This week, Transition Therapeutics Inc. announced an amendment to their agreement with Elan Corporation, plc for the development and commercialization of lead Alzheimer's disease drug candidate, ELND005. Elan and Transition continue to work together exploring all strategic, operational, and global options for the ELND005 asset.

As the process progresses, the Companies have agreed that the timeframe for Transition to elect to participate in post-Phase II development of ELND-005 will be extended until Transition receives notice from Elan to make such election. At any time prior to the expiry of this election, Transition may elect to maintain their 30 percent cost sharing percentage, increase such percentage up to 40 percent or decide not to continue cost sharing.

Transition Therapeutics Inc. (TTHI) closed Friday’s trading session at $2.24, down 3.03%, on 154,262 volume with 158 trades.  The average volume for the last 60 days is 37,732.  The 52-week low/high is $2.25/$8.32.

DARA BioSciences, Inc. (DARA)

Greenbackers, SmallCap Voice, and Daily Markets reported recently on DARA BioSciences, Inc. (DARA), Wall Street Greek, Dr. Stock Pick, Live2TradeWizely.com, Stock Fortune Teller, Penny Stock DD, and PennyOmega.com did earlier, and we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

DARA BioSciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical development company that trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market. They acquire promising therapeutic candidates and develop them through proof of concept in humans for subsequent sale or out-licensing to larger pharmaceutical companies. The Company currently has two drug candidates with cleared IND (Investigational New Drug) Applications from the United States FDA. They have a pipeline of diverse drug candidates at various stages of development, with 82 granted patents and 56 pending applications (U.S. and foreign). DARA BioSciences, Inc. has their corporate headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The Company’s first drug candidate KRN5500 has successfully completed a Phase 2 clinical trial treating neuropathic pain in patients with cancer. KRN5500 met its primary endpoint and was statistically significantly (p=0.03) better than placebo. A second Phase 2 clinical trial is planned during the first half of 2011.

Their second drug candidate DB959 is a highly selective, non-thiazolidinedione (TZD), first-in-class dual PPAR (peroxisome proliferator activated receptor) delta/gamma agonist in development for type 2 diabetes. A Phase 1 clinical study for DB959 has taken place.

DARA BioSciences, Inc. also owns CPT-1 inhibitors intended for topical application for patients with psoriasis, a library of DDPIV inhibitors and a diverse library of approximately 1800 PPAR agonists of various molecular modalities. PPAR receptors are found throughout the human body. Recent publications report that PPAR agonists may be useful in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, cystic fibrosis, liver disease, and a variety of autoimmune diseases. The Company plans to explore several of these indications. This is because their diverse PPAR library has the potential to address the unmet medical needs of these diseases.

In early November, DARA BioSciences, Inc. announced that they successfully completed the Phase I clinical study for DB959. This is their PPAR (peroxisome proliferator activated receptor) delta/gamma agonist, an oral drug in development for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes.

The study's main objectives were to determine the safety and pharmacokinetics of single ascending oral doses of DB959Na. Overall, the safety of DB959Na was comparable to placebo. There were no reports of moderate, severe, or serious adverse events in any subjects in the study. Results of pharmacokinetic measurements indicate that the compound is likely to meet the target dosing regimen of once a day, meeting an important goal for the program.

DARA BioSciences, Inc. (DARA) closed Friday’s trading session at $2.41, down 1.23%, on 166,220 volume with 295 trades.  The average volume for the last 60 days is 36,097.  The 52-week low/high is $1.90/$10.70.

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Daulton Capital Corp. (DUCP)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Daulton Capital Corp. (DUCP). Today, Daulton Capital Corp. closed trading at $0.19, up 8.82%, on 46,600 volume with 13 trades.  The average 60-day volume is 118,790 with a 52-week low/high of $0.10/$0.75.

Daulton Capital Corp. (DUCP) is a natural resource finance company focused on precious and base metals as well as oil & gas opportunities. With the primary objective of partnering with major and junior natural resource companies for option/joint venturing projects, Daulton Capital has formed an experienced management team with the expertise necessary to capitalize on the tremendous opportunities available in the natural resource sector today.

Daulton Capital Corp. (DUCP) also aims to acquire resource projects and expand exploration while continuing to seek special situations and unique opportunities in under funded projects within the resource sector. When evaluating these opportunities, Daulton Capital keeps its primary focus on growing shareholder value while limiting investment risk. The company also commits itself to being responsible with integrity, trust and respect for all partners and communities involved.

Daulton Capital Corp. (DUCP) has negotiated an option agreement on two key Gold Projects located in the Yukon Territory, Canada; the Hunker Project, which is located in the heart of the famous Klondike Placer Gold District and the Balarat Project, located in the White Gold District. This newly discovered and internationally recognized area is the same district where Underworld Resource's (TSX.UW) recent drill results incepted grades of 103 meters averaging 3.4 g/t Au.

Both energy related resources such as natural gas and oil as well as precious metals such as gold, silver and copper will play a significant role in the growing demands of the world's economy. Taking into consideration the relative buoyancy of the price of precious metals and energy due to worldwide demand drivers, currency and economic turbulence, the outlook for the price of natural resources is quite favorable as demand continues to increase. Disclaimer

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Daulton Capital News:

Daulton Capital's Proximity to Proven Gold Reserves Bodes Well as Precious Metal Prices Hit Record Highs

Increasing Gold Prices Position Daulton Capital for Expansion in the High Growth Yukon Gold Mining Region

Daulton Capital Corp. Confirms Exploration Potential of Their Hunker Property

IDO Security Inc. (IDOI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight IDO Security Inc. (IDOI). Today, IDO Security Inc. closed trading at $0.0017 on 13,752,983 volume with 71 trades.  The average 60-day volume is 48,558,222 with a 52-week low/high of $0.0004/$0.0061.

IDO Security, Inc. (IDOI), headquartered in New York with a subsidiary in Israel, focuses on developing solutions for shoes-on weapons metal detection. The company's flagship product, the patented MagShoe™ system, instantly and accurately detects metal items concealed on or in footwear, ankles or feet without requiring the removal of shoes. Taking only 3-4 seconds to scan, the detection system solves possibly the most problematic issue in the security checkpoint routine.

The MagShoe is produced at the company's main manufacturing facility in Rishon LeZion, Israel where it offers local sales and support via a worldwide network of industry-leading distributors and system integrators. Designed for security and loss prevention at high-security venues and checkpoints, IDO Security's products are currently in use at international airports, cruise lines, government agencies and other locations requiring strong security.

The company's detection systems employ state-of-the-art sensors and algorithms to detect weapons and other controlled metal articles. By providing accurate measurements, the MagShoe solutions keep false alarms at minimum - detecting potentially dangerous items while ignoring metal typically found in footwear such as heels, zippers and ornaments. The advanced technology reduces the number of manual inspections required, allowing personnel to focus on the real threat.

President and Director Michael L. Goldberg guides the direction of the company with an extensive business and legal background spanning more than 30 years. Prior to joining IDO Security, Mr. Goldberg spent 17 years as the Chairman, CEO and one-time President of RX Medical Services, a medical company that owned and operated small rural hospitals, clinical laboratories and MRI/CT centers across the US. He has served on the boards and as a member of audit and compensation committees for a number of public companies.

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IDO Security Inc. News:

IDO Security to Exhibit and Train Its Distributors on the New 3G and 3G/4 Models in China

IDO Security Delivers First Order for the New MagShoe(TM) 3G Weapons Metal Detection System to Spain

IDO Security, Inc. Introduces New Safety Rails System Designed to Complement the MagShoe(TM) 3G Series

Zentric, Inc. (ZNTR)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Zentric, Inc. (ZNTR). Today Zentric, Inc.  closed trading at $0.065 on 24,500 volume with 6 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days 94,205 with a 52-week low/high of $0.012/$1.15.

Zentric, Inc. (ZNTR), an advanced battery technology company, has developed a new and revolutionary battery technology to incorporate high voltage dual electrolytes for higher voltages and power. Through innovation, acquisitions and strategic partnerships, the company aims to accelerate the market applicability of advanced battery technologies as well as storage systems.

Zentric, Inc. (ZNTR) the companies unique battery technology allows specific combinations of key battery components to attain a much higher voltage than traditional lead acid batteries while costing a lot less than lithium-ion batteries. By fitting more energy into the same form factor, the company's technology offers a significant advantage over any existing solution on the market.

The company recently signed a Joint Venture agreement to build and operate a battery manufacturing plant in Jilin Province, China. China's demand for batteries is projected to increase 8.5% annually to reach 282 billion yuan by 2013. The market for high capacity batteries is expected to experience even faster growth, projected to increase 30% annually over the next five years.

The Zentric management team consists of renowned experts from the scientific research community as well as the hybrid and electric battery, automotive and financial industries. Leveraging its cutting-edge battery technology and highly competent management team, Zentric is well positioned to capture a significant share of the burgeoning battery industry. Disclaimer

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Zentric, Inc. News:

Zentric, Inc. Provides Shareholder Update

Zentric, Inc. (ZNTR) Announces Engagement of QualityStocks Investor Relations Services

Zentric, Inc. Appoints Lee Harrison as Executive Advisor

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) Today, Consorteum Holdings, Inc. closed trading at $0.003 on 16,500 volume. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 878,420 with a 52-week low/high of $0.0012/$0.0083.

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

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. Blog

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. News:

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. Reports Continued Success of MasterCard Benefits Program in New Brunswick, Canada

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. Provides Update on Primary Initiatives

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. Provides Update on Blue Sea Manning Pilot Program

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. Announces Successful Deployment of Payment Cards Pilot Program for First Nations

The PLANET BOTTLE Corp. (IMGN) Adds EmbroidMe to their Canadian Franchising Initiatives

The PLANET BOTTLE Corporation announced yesterday that their independently operated subsidiary, Worldwide Franchise Group, has signed an agreement to acquire the Canadian rights to sell and develop the EmbroidMe franchise across the country on behalf of the Canadian Master Franchise Licensee of EmbroidMe, Colonial York Financial Inc. of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Patrick Rooney, CEO of The PLANET BOTTLE stated, “Our franchising team is dedicated to aggressively build on the base of 18 franchised ‘EmbroidMe’ stores currently operating across Canada. This transaction will supplement the cash flow of Worldwide Franchise Group allowing us to build a professional team to manage and attract financing to capitalize on many developing opportunities in Canadian franchising. We will soon introduce a program where we can enhance our PLANET BOTTLE concept and our mission to impact the fight against pollution of the Planet by the plastic bottle using our franchising infrastructure.”

The EmbroidMe development agreement is the second franchise concept that Worldwide Franchise Group has with United Franchise Group of West Palm Beach, Florida. It is a natural fit with their recent acquisition of the Canadian Master Franchise License for SIGNARAMA by Worldwide Franchise Group.

J.R. Richardson, President of Worldwide Franchise Group stated, “We are very excited about this recent development. The signing of the sales and development agreement with EmbroidMe for Canada goes hand in hand with our recent acquisition of SIGNARAMA and provides the opportunity for our management team to harness our franchise sales and development expertise for both franchise concepts EmbroidMe and Sign-a-Rama while providing additional revenues for the consolidated Company.”

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, The PLANET BOTTLE has the world’s only masterbatch additive developed by Wells Plastics of the UK and branded as Reverte™ that causes the ordinary PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottle to oxo-biodegrade. The Company’s second initiative is a captive subsidiary, Worldwide Franchise Group, that owns the Canadian master franchise right for Sign-a-Rama (Canada) and now has a strategic alliance with the Canadian master franchisee to expand the EmbroidMe store base across Canada.

Composite Technology Corp. (CPTC) Subsidiary Signs Agreement with Sterlite for Distribution of ACCC Conductors in India

Today, Composite Technology Corp. announced that its subsidiary, CTC Cable Corp. has established an agreement with Sterlite Technologies Limited. Under the conditions of the agreement, Sterlite will manufacture ACCC® conductors for sale in the Indian market; there is also the possibility that the companies will work together to support sales in other markets.

The agreement covers a six-year period with provisions to extend beyond the initial term. Sterlite is positioned to be the only qualified Indian strander supplying the Indian market for a fixed period as long as the company can achieve sales volumes. The agreement does not prevent licensed manufacturers located outside India from selling ACCC conductors into the Indian market or other Indian manufacturers from qualifying to strand ACCC conductors and selling outside India.

Sterlite COO-Power, Rajendra Mishra, commented, “ACCC conductors offer India a unique ability to increase the current carrying capacity of existing lines and to significantly improve the overall economics on new lines. Sterlite has been partnering with the latest technology providers in the overhead transmission line market to supply customers with proven efficiencies. Our agreement with CTC to use the ACCC technology brings one of the latest aerospace technologies to the opportunities in the transmission industry. We hope to use this invention to offer appropriate high-end solutions to our customers in India and globally.”

Stewart Ramsay, President of CTC Cable, added, “India is an important market for our product. The combination of energy efficiency with the ability of ACCC conductor to increase the delivery of current will greatly reduce transmission losses on the Indian transmission and distribution grids. India needs to increase current carrying capacity on its grid rapidly to keep pace with economic development and ACCC conductor will allow this to be done faster by saving time in bringing power online sooner and saving power generation costs over the long term. We are very pleased to have Sterlite as a partner in meeting the needs of the Indian market. Sterlite has an excellent team with great technical capabilities and its aggressive plans for a high performance technology like ACCC conductors match our own. We are pleased and impressed with Sterlite’s willingness to commit to aggressive sales goals in the India market.”

Encompass Digital Media to Acquire Ascent Media Corp.’s (ASCMA) Content Distribution Business

Encompass Digital Media, a US-based digital media services provider, today announced it will purchase the global content distribution business of Ascent Media Corp. for approximately $113 million in cash and assumption of about $7 million in debt.

The acquisition will create a leading global provider of critical outsourced media services to cable channels, broadcasters, media companies and others. The transaction will also greatly expand Encompass’ scale and geographic footprint by combining its core operations in Los Angeles and Atlanta with Ascent’s broadcast facilities in New York, Minnesota, Burbank, Singapore and London.

The company will benefit from a high quality and diversified client base consisting of major media companies, cable and sports networks, as well as government entities such as the Department of Defense. Some of the company’s corporate clients include: A&E Networks, Disney, ESPN, NHL Network, BBC Worldwide, MTV, NFL Network, Discovery Networks, CNN and CNBC.

Acquiring Ascent’s content distribution business will significantly enhance Encompass’ ability to meet the needs of broadcasters and media companies looking to benefit from the latest technology and rationalize costs with a credible global partner. The president and chief operating officer of Encompass, Bill Tillson, said, “Encompass will be unique in our ability to provide such a broad range and scope of mission-critical services with the highest level of performance and technical expertise on which our clients rely.”

Gainsco, Inc. (GAN) is “One to Watch”

Through its subsidiaries, Gainsco Inc. focuses its efforts on the property and casualty insurance business, with an emphasis on the nonstandard personal automobile market. Writing on classes of risks which are not generally insured by many of the standard companies, the company markets its nonstandard personal auto line of insurance on an admitted basis through independent agency locations in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Mexico, South Carolina, Texas and one general agency in California.

Nonstandard personal auto insurance is usually purchased by drivers who do not meet an insurance company’s “standard” or “preferred” underwriting criteria. These drivers generally pay higher premiums than for standard policies. Data published by A.M. Best indicates that approximately 48% of the entire U.S. nonstandard personal auto market of nonstandard personal auto insurance was written in the states currently being served by Gainsco in 2008.

Considered to be trading at undervalued levels, Gainsco’s stock trades at a P/E of 11.6, P/S of 0.25 and Price/Book of 0.72. In the most recently reported quarter, net income increased dramatically from $0.02, or $0.04 per common share, to $3.9 million, or $0.82 per common share. Also notable, insiders hold 72.71% of the shares outstanding, closely aligning management’s interests with shareholders.

As of September 30, 2010, the company’s shareholders’ equity was $71.7 million and subordinated debentures was $43.0 million. Solidly positioned in a niche market within the lucrative insurance industry, Gainsco is on our watch list.


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