Saturday, April 19, 2014

InvestorsGuru.com 14 Filtered Mid-Day Market Movers Recap

Mid-Day Market Movers focus on above average volume, price action, breakout chart trends and news - posted throughout the day live at the top of InvestorsGuru.com and on our Hot Sheet. Below recaps last week's movers, all prices when posted, week high price Wk-H:, with a brief company description and recent news headlines. Submit any ticker symbol to our Detailed Quote Portal (top-left of all pages) for quotes, java charts, research and news, or to comment/share.

NYSE
(NYSE: GSI) General Steel Holdings Inc. $1.02 $1.31 Wk-H: $1.35
- a leading non-state-owned steel producer in China, Signs Direct Iron Ore Supply Agreement with Rio Tinto
(NYSE: KNL) Knoll Inc. $18.29 Wk-H: $19.43
- designers of workplace and residential furniture, textile, leather etc. brands, Growth in Sales, Margins and Operating Profit to Start the Year

NYSE MKT AMEX
(AMEX: DEJ)(TSX: DEJ) Dejour Energy Ltd. $0.21 $0.214 $0.268 $0.29 Wk-H: $0.31
- O&G co. in the Piceance Basin & Peace River Arch regions, Sees Net Production +60% at Woodrush; Investor Call; Expands Operations NE B.C.
(AMEX: GTT) Global Telecom & Technology Inc. $7.10 $11.77 Wk-H: $11.95
- cloud networking service provider, Apr. 2 Phillips Selects GTT EtherCloud Service; Mar. 18 Q4 and FY 2013 Financial Results

NASDAQ
(NASDAQ: WBMD) WebMD Health Corp. $27.94 $33.82 $35.46 $43.06 Wk-H: $46.00
- leading source of online/mobile health info, Provides First Quarter Update, Expects Results To Be Above High End Of Guidance
(NASDAQ: HOLI) Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. $13.53 $17.88 $22.41 Wk-H: $22.96
- Announces the Successful Operation of its Proprietary Distributed Control System in Yangjiang Nuclear Power Plant
(NASDAQ: RDNT) RadNet Inc. $4.11 $4.57 Wk-H: $4.71
- U.S.' leading provider of freestanding, fixed-site diagnostic imaging, Multi-Faceted Agreement for Radiology Services in Southern New Jersey
(NASDAQ: IIIN) Insteel Industries Inc. $23.74 Wk-H: $24.26
- largest U.S. manufacturer of steel wire reinforcing products for concrete construction applications, Q2 Financial Results
(NASDAQ: SPRO) SmartPros Ltd. $3.07 Wk-H: $3.35
- a leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training, Mar. 17 Releases eLearning Platform for Mobile Devices

TSX (quote T. and ticker symbol)
(TSX: CLL) Connacher Oil and Gas Ltd. $0.125 $0.27 $0.335 Wk-H: $0.35
- focused on in-situ oil sands production in the Great Divide of northern Alberta near Fort McMurray, Mar. 19 Q4/YE 2013 Results
(TSX: TOG) TORC Oil & Gas Ltd. ($1.63, $8.15 post cons.) $13.20 Wk-H: $13.67
- focused in Western Canada, Mar. 17 Confirms Monthly Dividend; Q4/YE-13 Results and Year-End Reserves, Increase to Guidance
(TSX: TBE) Twin Butte Energy Ltd. $2.48 Wk-H: $2.50
- dividend paying value oriented intermediate O&G producer, Mar. 20 2013 Year End Financial and Operating Results

TSX Venture (quote V. and ticker symbol)
(TSXV: NOT) Noront Resources Ltd. $0.50 $0.57 Wk-H: $0.59
- developing high-grade Eagle's Nest Ni-Cu-Pt-Pd & high-grade Blackbird Cr deposits in Ring of Fire, Stmt. on Ont. & Matawa 1st Nations agr.
(TSXV: VEL) Vanoil Energy Ltd. $0.065 Wk-H: $0.085
- O&G co. with assets in East Africa and the Republic of Seychelles in the western Indian Ocean, Feb. 3 Update on License Renewals in Kenya

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Japan Okays Nuclear Power Restarts; Uranerz Energy Approved To Produce Uranium - InvestorsGuru.com

Japan Reinstates Nuclear Power—Low U3O8 Spot Prices Persist

Last Friday, April 11th, a Reuters report entitled, "Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power" would normally have been seen as a boost to uranium stocks. Instead uranium miners have pulled back, at least marginally.

One might argue that uranium stocks have been among the best performers this year and were due to consolidate gains, and that the overall market has been weak. However this was not just the usual bullish uranium related news that we have seen lately, about higher demand from more nuclear power plant builds worldwide, or less supply from mine closures, cancelled expansions and recycled uranium programs that ended recently. Japan shutting down nuclear power was the major catalyst that brought the uranium mining industry to its knees three years ago, and Japan restarting its nuclear plants is the major catalyst that can jumpstart the industry again.

Are believers in uranium's near and long-term growth story missing something? I don't think so, read the report's title again! Japan has changed its energy policy by reversing plans to gradually mothball its nuclear power plants. We said this would happen, now it's official, nuclear power will restart in Japan!

While the article got that main point right, its next breath tone is interesting, "a move likely to be unpopular with a wary public following the 2011 Fukushima disaster". Following must mean just after the event, because in December 2012 Shinzo Abe was elected president and two months ago Yoichi Masuzoe was elected governor. Both are pro-nuclear and were elected to restart Japan's nuclear power. What the wary public wants is an end to: energy blackouts, higher costs, deficits and pollution, all which worsened after Japan switched from nuclear to LNG and other dirty high-cost fossil fuels.

The article says that utilities are suffering from $50 billion in operating losses, can't afford to upgrade their nuclear plants, and have asked for government bailouts. The reason for these huge operating losses is because they have had to pay $90 billion on replacement fossil fuels. Then it says they have spent $16 billion in upgrades to meet safety guidelines, but says that up to two-thirds of Japan's 48 idled reactors may have to be left closed because of the high cost of further upgrades. The consultant quoted concludes that "Japan will write off most of their nuclear 'assets' and move on".

That's like saying Japan and its utilities are broke because of the problems caused by importing fossil fuels, but they have to stay with fossil fuels as they can't afford the solution—which is upgrading and restarting their nuclear power plants.

Does it make any sense for Japan to continue powering itself with unreliable, high-cost and polluting fossil fuels when they have 48 operable reactors? Why stay the course of high power bills, operating losses for its utilities and trade/fiscal deficits for a country that used to be known for its surpluses. No it doesn't make sense; I believe Japan will restart most, if not all, of its reactors step-by-step.

Cheers to Japan's plans for more renewable energy, but this will take decades to produce even a small fraction of its base-load needs. Until then nuclear power is still Japan's only practical solution. It costs a lot less time and money to upgrade a reactor than to build a new one, so doubters of Japan's restart intent might ask why World-nuclear.org shows Japan also has 3 new reactors under construction, 9 planned and 3 proposed. Bottom line, changing Japan's energy policy on nuclear power should be seen by uranium investors as a big step forward, and U3O8's low $33/lb. spot price as an opportunity.

Uranerz Energy Is Now A Producing U.S. Uranium Miner

It's official, (AMEX: URZ)(TSX: URZ) Uranerz Energy has graduated from the exploration to development to now the production stage. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) inspections have concluded and Uranerz has been approved as the United States' newest uranium producer. Here's URZ' Tuesday news release: "Uranerz Starts Uranium Mining Operations at Nichols Ranch".

This is a major accomplishment and a testament to Uranerz' management skills as only a small percentage of mining companies ever make it to the production stage. This is especially so with uranium mines as they are the most highly regulated, a journey for Uranerz that started a decade ago. With fewer uranium companies than for most other commodities, Uranerz joins an elite group of uranium companies that can also call itself a producer.

Uranerz Energy has been ready and waiting for this final government go ahead for a while. Within hours of receiving it there was no ribbon cutting ceremony, ISR uranium mining production just started. The company's Nichols Ranch mine is expected to produce 1Mlbs./year on average, and at that rate it could be producing for over 13-years at a cash operating cost of $35/lb., with final processing to be done at (NYSE: CCJ)(TSX: CCO) Cameco's nearby Smith Ranch-Highland plant. For at least the first seven years a significant portion of Uranerz' yellowcake will be sold to major U.S. utilities such as (NYSE: EXC) Exelon, under premium off-take agreements signed when uranium prices were significantly higher.

Uranerz' March 14th Q4 financials showed over $11M in working capital at the end of 2013. The company now likely has around $7-8M. As uranium production begins, cash flow is anticipated to start in just a few months. Uranerz is better positioned to grow compared to other small to mid-cap uranium miners with more debt, nearly depleted treasuries, and not hedged against today's low uranium prices. We look forward to Uranerz growing through timely acquisitions, the drill bit, and via production with higher U3O8 prices.

Uranerz' mine is permitted for up to 2Mlbs./year, which it can organically grow by further exploring its 80k acres in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. The company has already identified combined NI 43-101 U3O8 resources of over 19Mlbs. at Nichols Ranch and its nearby satellite projects called: Hank, West North-Butte, South Doughstick and related properties, North Rolling Pin and Reno Creek. URZ even looks attractive as an acquisition target, with a market-cap of $134M at US$1.56 per share which is one of the lowest market-caps I can find among uranium producers anywhere.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

InvestorsGuru.com 21 Filtered Mid-Day Market Movers Recap

Mid-Day Market Movers focus on above average volume, price action, breakout chart trends and news - posted throughout the day live at the top of InvestorsGuru.com and on our Hot Sheet. Below recaps last week's movers, all prices when posted, week high price Wk-H:, with a brief company description and recent news headlines. Submit any ticker symbol to our Detailed Quote Portal (top-left of all pages) for quotes, java charts, research and news, or to comment/share.

NYSE
(NYSE: RAD) Rite Aid Corp. $1.31 $2.12 $3.03 $3.50 $4.49 $5.17 $5.58 $6.46 $6.88 $7.00 Wk-H: $7.39
- one of the largest U.S. drugstore chains, Net Inc & Record Adj EBITDA Q4/FY-14; Acquires RediClinic, One of the Nation's Leading Operators
(NYSE: GTN) Gray Television Inc. $5.34 $6.13 $8.05 $10.79 $11.56 Wk-H: $11.88
- Atlanta-based TV broadcaster (stations in 39 markets), gets All Gov.'t Approvals of Transactions With Hoak Media, Mission TV & Lockwood
(NYSE: TC)(TSX: TCM) Thompson Creek Metals Co. Inc. $3.81 $2.55 $2.64 Wk-H: $3.17
- produces molybdenum + copper-gold in Idaho, B.C. and Nunavut, Q1-14 Operating Results and Provides Update on Operations
(NYSE: KND) Kindred Healthcare Inc. $13.61 $24.17 Wk-H: $25.18
- healthcare co. with $6B in revenues and 76K employees in 46 states, Board of Directors Appointments; Prices $500M Senior Notes Due 2022
(NYSE: SA)(TSX: SEA) Seabridge Gold Inc. $8.21 Wk-H: $8.27
- several N. American gold projects incl. KSM near Stewart B.C. and Courageous Lake in the NWT, Files Technical Report on Deep Kerr Deposit

NYSE MKT AMEX
(AMEX: GIG) GigOptix Inc. $1.43 $1.33 $1.50 $1.78 $1.69 $1.79 Wk-H: $1.87
- supplies advanced semiconductor communications components, Q1 Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Results on May 1
(AMEX: HTM)(TSX: GTH) U.S. Geothermal Inc. $0.385 $0.42 $0.57 $0.86 $0.72 Wk-H: $0.85
- operations in Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Guatemala, Agreement to Acquire Ram Power's Geysers Project
(AMEX: ISR) IsoRay Inc. $0.56 $1.12 $2.35 $3.12 Wk-H: $3.47
- Announces World's First Human Prostate Implant Utilizing Cesium-131 Seeds and C4 Imaging's Positive Signal MRI Markers
(AMEX: STS) Supreme Industries Inc. $4.55 $8.16 Wk-H: $8.72
- manufacturer of specialized commercial vehicles i.e. truck bodies and armored vehicles, Mar. 31 Closes Sale of Shuttle Bus Assets
(AMEX: TXMD) TherapeuticsMD Inc. $5.04 Wk-H: $5.39
- Reports Positive Results of Rabbit Irritation Study for Its Estradiol Vaginal Capsule VagiCap; BocaGreenMD Launches Prena1 Pearl

NASDAQ
(NASDAQ: PXLW) Pixelworks Inc. $4.04 $4.64 $5.90 Wk-H: $6.23
- a pioneer in innovative video display processing technology, Appoints David Tupman to Board of Directors
(NASDAQ: CTCT) Constant Contact Inc. $14.85 $28.60 Wk-H: $28.74
- helps more than half a million small org.'s connect with customers via online marketing tools, Prelim. Q1 2014 Financial Results
(NASDAQ: SPCB) SuperCom Ltd. $7.19 Wk-H: $7.62
- provider of ID solutions, Winning Bid For Contracts Of $25M+ From New Gov't Customers; FY-13: EPS $0.71, 79% gr. margin, $6.5M net inc.
(NASDAQ: RDNT) RadNet Inc. $4.11 Wk-H: $4.27
- U.S.' leading provider of freestanding, fixed-site diagnostic imaging, Carolina Breast Imaging Specialists Successfully Deploys eRAD Solution

OTCBB
(OTCBB: MCIG) mCig Inc. $0.348 $0.44 $0.79 Wk-H: $0.818
- focused on legal marijuana & eCigs, gets Europe CE Reg. Clearance for mCig 2.0, Breaks 24-Hr. Sales Records; Developing 1st Alcoholic eCig

TSX (quote T. and ticker symbol)
(TSX: AC.B) Air Canada (11 posts since $1.43 Oct. 2012) $7.53 Wk-H: $7.75
- Canada's largest domestic and intl. airline serving more than 180 destinations on five continents, Proposed Financing Transaction

TSX Venture (quote V. and ticker symbol)
(TSXV: RPL) Renegade Petroleum Ltd. $1.75 $1.10 $1.22 $1.99 Wk-H: $2.04
- high dividend yielding O&G co. focused on sustainable light oil in SK-AB-MB-ND, Mar. 31 completes business combo with Spartan Energy
(TSXV: PTK) POET Technologies Inc. $0.84 $1.35 $1.66 Wk-H: $2.09
- developer of the proprietary planar-optoelectronic tech platform, Completion and Availability of Design Kit Doc's (POET/TDK)
(TSXV: CYX) Calyx Bio-Ventures Inc. $0.10 $0.11 Wk-H: $0.125
- renewable fuels agri-tech. co. interested in medical marijuana licensing, Corp. Update and Cancels Private Placement Financing
(TSXV: TWD) Tweed Marijuana Inc. $3.59 Wk-H: $4.30
- subsidiary is a licensed producer of medical marijuana in Canada, grant of $0.89 stock options; acquisition of additional seeds and plants
(TSXV: AXQ) AXE Exploration Inc. $0.05 Wk-H: $0.065
- Announces its Intention to Evaluate New Business Opportunities and Eventually Redirect its Business to Medical Marijuana or Industrial Hemp

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

InvestorsGuru.com 16 Filtered Mid-Day Market Movers Recap

Mid-Day Market Movers focus on above average volume, price action, breakout chart trends and news - posted throughout the day live at the top of InvestorsGuru.com and on our Hot Sheet. Below recaps last week's movers, all prices when posted, week high price Wk-H:, with a brief company description and recent news headlines. Submit any ticker symbol to our Detailed Quote Portal (top-left of all pages) for quotes, java charts, research and news, or to comment/share.

NYSE
(AMEX: STV) China Digital TV Holding Co. Ltd. $3.43 Wk-H: $3.67
- leading provider of CA systems/services to China's expanding digital TV market, $0.50/share Special Cash Dividend

NYSE MKT AMEX
(AMEX: GST) Gastar Exploration Inc. $1.59 $1.97 $2.55 $3.50 $3.94 $4.37 $5.48 $6.38 Wk-H: $6.59
- focused on U.S. O&G shale plays, Apr. 7 to present at NY Symposium; Apr. 2 hosted Analyst Meeting; Borrowing Base Increases to $120M
(AMEX: ROX) Castle Brands Inc. $0.585 $0.72 $0.78 $0.92 $1.06 $1.33 Wk-H: $1.41
- developer and international marketer of premium+ branded spirits, Q3-2014 Sales +28% Driven by Strong Growth of Whiskies and Rum
(AMEX: BXE)(TSX: BXE) Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. $5.74 $6.82 $7.16 $8.54 Wk-H: $8.76
- O&G co. focused in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, announces the successful commissioning of the Blaze pipeline
(AMEX: ZBB) ZBB Energy Corp. $0.83 $2.31 $1.90 Wk-H: $2.04
- makes intelligent, renewable energy power platforms & hybrid vehicle control sys.', Mar. 19 Completes $2.25/Share Offer + Full Over Allot.
(AMEX: VGZ)(TSX: VGZ) Vista Gold Corp. $0.56 $0.57 Wk-H: $0.59
- flagship Mt. Todd gold project in Australia, 11.2% of Midas Gold plus other projects, Repays Debt in Full - Ahead of Schedule

NASDAQ
(NASDAQ: CPRX) Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Inc. $0.80 $1.20 $2.08 $2.40 Wk-H: $2.51
- targeting rare neuromuscular diseases, Prices Public Offering at $2.21/ share; Enrollment complete in Pivotal Phase 3 Trial
(NASDAQ: JRJC) China Finance Online Co. Ltd. $3.28 $5.40 Wk-H: $6.40
- tech-driven, user-focused market leader in China of financial info./svcs., Q4/FY-13 Unaudited Results Apr. 3; now on 2 NASDAQ Indices
(NASDAQ: MPET) Magellan Petroleum Corp. $1.57 Wk-H: $1.72
- O&G co. focused on a CO2-EOR program at Poplar Dome in Montana, to Present at NY Conf. Apr. 8; Completes Onshore Ausi. Assets Sale

OTCBB
(OTCBB: WTER) The Alkaline Water Company Inc. $0.37 Wk-H: $0.438
- proprietary electrolysis beverage process and premier alkaline water, with Kalil Bottling Ready to Handle Growing Demand

TSX (quote T. and ticker symbol)
(TSX: PLI) ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. $1.35 $1.61 $1.36 Wk-H: $1.50
- PBI-4050 Shown to Reduce Blood Glucose and Kidney Fibrosis in Preclinical Models of Human Type II Diabetes and Kidney Disease
(TSX: E) Enterprise Group Inc. $0.83 $1.03 Wk-H: $1.05
- consolidator of construction svcs. co.'s in energy, utility & trans. infrastructure inds., Strong 2013 YE Financials; closes $27.6M at $1/sh.

TSX Venture (quote V. and ticker symbol)
(TSXV: CMT) Chlormet Technologies Inc. $0.425 Wk-H: $0.59
- IIROC Trading Halt; Receives Economic Analysis of Medical Marijuana; Enters into LOI with Private Ontario Company
(TSXV: IZN) InZinc Mining Ltd. $0.17 Wk-H: $0.22
- reports positive Preliminary Economic Assessment results for its 100% owed West Desert Zinc-Iron-Copper Project in western Utah
(TSXV: CYX) Calyx Bio-Ventures Inc. $0.10 Wk-H: $0.125
- renewable fuels agricultural tech. co. now looking at medical marijuana licensing, Seeking to Diversify Business Interests
(TSXV: MGW) Maple Leaf Green World Inc. $0.085 Wk-H: $0.11
- focused on Eco-Agriculture & Renewable Energy, Appoints VP to Head Medical Marijuana Project in Canada and Pursues Grow Licence

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