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Akbank T.A.S. (AKBTY)

OTC Markets, Zacks, Amigo Bulls, MarketWatch, Morningstar, Stockhouse, Marketbeat, YCharts, Market Screener, Research Pool, StockInvest, 4-Traders, Corporate Information, Guru Focus, Capital Cube, Ticker Report, and Wallet Investor reported on Akbank T.A.S. (AKBTY), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Listed on the OTCQX, Akbank T.A.S. is Turkey’s second-largest bank by market value. On January 30, 1948, Akbank was founded as a privately-owned commercial bank in Adana. It opened its first branch in the Sirkeci district of Istanbul on July 14, 1950. The Bank has a domestic distribution network of 800 branches and greater than 14,000 employees. Akbank has its corporate headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Bank’s main business is banking activities, comprising corporate and investment banking, commercial banking, SME banking, consumer banking, payment systems, treasury transactions and private banking, and global banking services. Akbank also carries out insurance agency operations by way of its branches on behalf of Ak Insurance and AvivaSA Pensions and Life Insurance.

Along with providing its services via its branches, Akbank serves over 16.5 million customers through the Akbank Direkt Internet Branches, Akbank Direkt Mobile, the Call Center, 4,400 ATMs and over 510,000 POS terminals and other high technology channels. The Bank conducts overseas operations via its subsidiary in Germany (Akbank AG) and a branch in Malta. Its other subsidiaries, Ak Investment, Ak Asset Management and Aklease, provide non-banking financial services alongside capital markets and investment services.

As of end-2017, Akbank reported a Net Profit of TL 6 billion (approximately USD 1.6 billion), and Total Consolidated Assets of TL 342 billion (approximately USD 91.3 billion). Its capital adequacy ratio according to Basel III standards is one of the highest in the sector at 15.8 percent.

Akbank has attained significant success in the “Europe Investor Relations Survey” of Extel Surveys, well known with its global surveys performed in the field of investor relations for the last 45 years. As a result of the Extel Europe 2018 survey, Akbank was deemed worthy of three of the four prizes awarded in “The Best Investor Relations in Turkey” category.

Mr. Hakan Binbaşgil, Akbank’s Chief Executive Officer, was chosen “Best CEO for Investor Relations in Turkey”. In addition, Akbank was chosen “The Best Corporate for Investor Relations in Turkey”. The “Best Investor Relations Professional in Turkey” title went to Ebru Güvenir, Akbank’s Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Sustainability.

Akbank T.A.S. (AKBTY), closed Wednesday's trading session at $2.875, up 8.08%, on 62,180 volume with 92 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 150,562 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.685/$5.99.

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FogChain Corp. (FOGCF)

StockReads, 4-Traders, OTC Markets, InvestorsHub, MarketWatch, Barchart, Insider Financial, Stock Orange, Stockwatch, Bullish Guru, Penny Stock Hub, PressReader, Investors Hangout, Stockhouse, TradingView, Market Screener, and Wallet Investor reported earlier on FogChain Corp. (FOGCF), and we also report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

FogChain Corp. is a totally integrated, end-to-end software development life cycle (SDLC) and quality assurance solutions provider. Its set of services and technology provides application development at scale with more speed, efficiency and at a lesser cost. FogChain's Build-Once Deploy-Everywhere software architecture provides developers with a set of tools and resources, which bridges devices, operating systems, and the ability to build and launch new applications in a unified environment. FogChain is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and the Company lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.

In essence, FogChain provides a next generation platform. This platform seamlessly integrates application development and deployment that leverages a high-performance Fog (or Edge) based computing network to drive scale and connects with the inventive and ground-up built RadJav Blockchain. The Company is introducing the next generation of decentralized compute to the world of software development and application lifecycle management.

Fog Computing uses decentralized and distributed computing resources and application services, which are closer to the Edge, or actual point of use. Fog Computing integrates with the most modern technologies. These include IoT (Internet of Things), Blockchain, 3D & Virtual Reality engines, and analytics tools. It can take advantage of underutilized resources, lessening costs.

FogChain has acquired RadJav, which provides developers with speedy application development tools and resources for the creation of mobile and web apps, smart contracts, and dApps. These are to be utilized across all major operating systems and devices on a unified platform. FogChain has also acquired Quilmont - a growing and profitable software development solutions provider specializing in automated testing, Continuous Integration and Deployment (CI/CD), mobile and website development, and software quality assurance.

Last week, FogChain announced that it commercialized and launched its Automated Application Testing Platform, Test Case Manager (TCM), an enterprise grade software application testing solution. TCM is a patented automated testing product. It allows organizations to accomplish considerable cost savings and improved time to market through automating their test cases.

The container-based solution consists of a sleek, web UI and a unique Selenium/Appium architecture, which product development teams work to attain. The container approach is highly scalable. It can exist onsite or accessed in the Cloud.

FogChain Corp. (FOGCF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0812, up 4.10%, on 800 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 9,751 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.05/$0.364.

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SolGold plc (SLGGF)

Amigo Bulls, Stockwolf, Morningstar, MarketWatch, Stockhouse, The Street, GuruFocus, Zacks, Investor Place, 4-Traders, OTC Markets, Wallet Investor, Barchart, TradingView, and Stockwatch reported previously on SolGold plc (SLGGF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

SolGold plc chiefly explores for gold, copper, and silver deposits. Its focus is on the riches of the North Andean Copper Belt in Ecuador. Cascabel is the Company’s flagship project. SolGold has 85 percent ownership of the Cascabel Project. SolGold is also exploring a further 3,200km² of new ground within Ecuador. SolGold is based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The Company also has a London corporate office and a Quito corporate office.

Fundamentally, SolGold is a copper gold exploration and future development enterprise that has assets in Ecuador, the Solomon Islands and Australia. Its primary objective is to discover and define world‐class copper‐gold deposits in Ecuador. Its flagship Cascabel is the most advanced project in Northern Ecuador. Cascabel is a tier-one world class project. The Cascabel Project is a porphyry copper- gold deposit and is in the Imbabura province of northwest Ecuador.

For the Cascabel Project, SolGold is targeting 10m tonnes of copper and 25m oz of gold. A Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) is taking place. At Cascabel, a high grade core is growing.

SolGold is the largest and most active concession holder in Ecuador. It is aggressively exploring the length and breadth of this highly prospective, but underexplored, and gold-rich section of the Andean Copper Belt. The Company’s goal is to bring Alpala into production and build a copper gold major in the process.

The Alpala Project is a porphyry copper- gold deposit in the Imbabura province of northwest Ecuador. It lies just off a main road, a three hour drive north of Ecuador’s capital city, Quito.

This past November, the Board of Directors of SolGold provided an update on the Mineral Resource Estimate at the Alpala Porphyry Copper-Gold Deposit in Northern Ecuador. The Alpala updated Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) totals a current: 2,050 Mt @ 0.60% CuEq (at 0.2% CuEq cut-off) in the Indicated category, and 900 Mt @ 0.35% CuEq (at 0.2% CuEq cut-off) in the Inferred category. Contained metal content is 8.4 Mt Cu and 19.4 Moz Au in the Indicated category. Contained metal content is 2.5 Mt Cu and 3.8 Moz Au in the Inferred category.

SolGold plc (SLGGF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.4656, up 3.47%, on 4,700 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 20,224 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.265/$0.579.

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Kona Gold Solutions, Inc. (KGKG)

InvestorsHub, MarketWatch, OTC Markets, Barchart, 4-Traders, Investors Hangout. Information Vine, Penny Stock Tweets, The Street, Business Insider, SmallCapVoice, Simply Wall St, SmallCapExclusive.com, Stockopedia, Insider Financial, YCharts, Stockwatch, Dividend Investor, EmergingGrowth.com, MicroCapDaily, and PinkInvesting reported on Kona Gold Solutions, Inc. (KGKG), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

OTCQB-listed, Kona Gold Solutions, Inc. is a hemp lifestyle brand centered on product development in the functional beverage sector. The Company has developed a premium Hemp Infused Energy Drink line, Energy shots, and Apparel. Kona Gold is a member of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA).

At the beginning of February, Kona Gold Solutions announced it will be moving its corporate headquarters to Melbourne, Florida.  Kona Gold signed a five-year lease at 746 North Drive, Suite A, Melbourne, Florida.

The new location will provide Kona with 4,500 square feet of office and warehouse space. This will allow accommodations for personnel growth and product expansion for wholly-owned subsidiaries Kona Gold, LLC; HighDrate, LLC; and BitHive Mining, LLC.  Kona’s move in date is scheduled for June 1, 2018.

The Company’s HighDrate subsidiary has developed the beverage industry’s first CBD Energy Water. It is available in four flavors – Watermelon, Kiwi Strawberry, Tropical Coconut, and Georgia Peach.

This subsidiary’s emphasis is on consumers that lead an active lifestyle and require a balanced beverage that will meet their needs of providing their mind and body with a focused boost and fast recovery.

In early January of this year, Kona Gold Solutions announced its strategy to diversify by creating a new, wholly-owned technology centered subsidiary,  the above-mentioned Bithive Mining, LLC. This subsidiary is to aggressively pursue cryptocurrency mining of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. BitHive Mining will be exclusively centered on mining cryptocurrencies by way of custom built mining hardware. 

Bithive Mining will have dedicated personnel. Furthermore, the new initiative will have no impact on Kona Gold Solution’s main business in the functional beverage sector. The Company will bring its initial cryptocurrency mining rigs online in Q1 2018. They will operate on a 24/7 basis.

Mr. Robert Clark, Kona Gold Solutions’ Chief Executive Officer, said last month, “The world is currently witnessing two explosive markets taking place in the hemp and cryptocurrency industries and we are excited to announce the company will be a player in both. I have been involved in cryptocurrency since 2011, the early days of Bitcoin, and after discussing with our team and advisors, we have made the strategic decision to create a subsidiary solely dedicated to cryptocurrency mining on a 24/7 basis.”

Kona Gold Solutions, Inc. (KGKG), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.05545, up 10.68%, on 22,247,742 volume with 881 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 10,228,670 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0072/$0.1249.

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CurAegis Technologies, Inc. (CRGS)

OTC Markets and InvestorsHub reported on CurAegis Technologies, Inc. (CRGS), and we report on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

OTCQB-listed, CurAegis Technologies, Inc. develops and markets advanced technologies in the areas of power, safety, and wellness. The Company consists of two independent divisions - its CURA Division and its Aegis Division. CurAegis is presently focusing on commercialization strategies in varied technologies. These include the CURA system, which includes the myCadian™ watch that measures degradation of alertness and sleep attributes; the Z-Coach e-learning education and training tool, and the Aegis hydraulic pump. CurAegis Technologies is headquartered in Rochester, New York.

The CURA System consists of hardware and software that measures manifold metrics to establish that a person's ability to perform a task or job appears to be degrading. The CURA division is developing a proprietary technology and family of products designed to measure the decrease in a person’s alertness and to train persons on how to improve alertness levels.

The CURA™ system and the myCadian™ watch enable the user and third parties to anticipate and prevent undesired or disastrous situations caused by the degradation of alertness. CurAegis Technologies completed its validation studies of the CURA System at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Rochester Medical Center. The Company earlier said that it can now state that it can predict a person’s fatigue level, at close to laboratory accuracy, in real-time.

The Z-Coach e-learning tool was acquired by CurAegis Technologies in September 2015. The first of six Z-Coach e-learning modules, Z-Coach Aviation, was designed for aviation professionals. If the CURA (Circadian User Risk Assessment) software detects an issue, Z-Coach creates a back-end solution required to induce change and improve behavior. The program is broken down into two parts: Z-Coach Education and Z-Coach Intervention.

Moreover, the Company’s Aegis hydraulic pump (Aegis Division) is a unique hydraulic design. Its objective is to deliver better efficiencies in a package that is smaller and lighter than contemporary technologies.

Concerning the Aegis Division’s Aegis Pump and Motor, it has eliminated the rotating piston group (the cylinders are stationary). This makes the pump very strong and easy to manufacture. The Company’s patented valving has been integrated to increase efficiencies at peak and off peak operation.

The Company’s plan is to license its technology to major manufacturers. It may consider an exclusive licensing agreement for a period of time if it believes that it is the best way to reach the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and after-market customers.

Concerning the CURA System, it now works with iOS and Android phones. The Company has aligned the communications between its watch, the smart phone and its cloud.

The CURA System will make an individual aware of the importance of sleep in their daily life. It will show one how to easily change their behavior to make their life safer, healthier, and longer. In addition, it gives a person accurate and relevant real-time information about their current and long-term sleep and fatigue health.

CurAegis Technologies, Inc. (CRGS), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.28, up 4.09%, on 250 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 23,611 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.10/$0.49.

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Assure Holdings Corp. (ARHH)

Streetwise Reports, OTC Markets, Stockhouse, and Barchart reported on Assure Holdings Corp. (ARHH), and we highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Assure Holdings Corp. works with neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons to provide a turnkey group of services that support intraoperative neuro-monitoring activities during invasive surgeries. The Company centers chiefly on supporting spinal surgeries. Nonetheless, it has plans in place to support other classes of medicine that rely on the standard of care that intraoperative neuro-monitoring provides.

Assure Holdings, together with its subsidiaries, delivers technical and professional surgical support services in association with intraoperative neuro-monitoring procedures (IONM). Assure Holdings has its corporate office in Parker, Colorado. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.

Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) is used to monitor patients’ unique neural functions associated with the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Assure has a highly skilled staff that can cover cases ranging from spinal cord monitoring to complicated intracranial brain function mapping.

The goal of IONM is to identify changes in brain, spinal cord, and/or peripheral nerve function. This is to prevent complications that could result in irreversible nerve damage.

Assure employs its own staff of technologists. In addition, the Company utilizes its own state-of-the-art monitoring equipment. Assure handles 100 percent of intraoperative neuromonitoring scheduling and setup, and bills for the provision of all technical services.

When a person is undergoing a delicate procedure that involves working near critical nervous structures, Assure will provide state-of-the-art guidance and real time information. This is to assist with a positive outcome.

Additionally, Assure employs the highest quality technologists in the industry. Assure technologists are in the operating room. They monitor the procedures in real time.

Monitoring procedures include Neurological Surgery – aneurysms, brain tumors, cervical fusion, lumbar fusion, peripheral nerve exploration, and resection of spinal cord tumors. Monitoring procedures also include Otolaryngology Surgery – acoustic neuroma, parotidectomy, and tympanomastoidectomy.

Moreover, monitoring procedures include Orthopedic Surgery – acetabular fractures, cervical fusion, lumbar fusion, scoliosis correction, spinal deformity, thoracic fusion, total hip replacement and revision, and shoulder replacements.

Recently, Assure Holdings announced that it performed its first neuromonitoring case in Louisiana. The new partner, Culicchia Neurological Clinic, consists of four surgeons. They specialize in spine, neuro otology and cranial surgeries. Louisiana represents the third State where surgeons have chosen to use the Assure platform.

Procedures are administered at three locations across the State. They involve a broad assortment of disorders. Collectively, the Culicchia group performed more than 1,000 surgeries last year.

Assure Holdings Corp. (ARHH), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.809, up 3.37%, on 22,099 volume with 36 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,600 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.00/$3.447.

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Emblem Corp. (EMMBF)

Tip Ranks, Cannabis Stock Picks, Stockhouse, New Cannabis Ventures, Stockwatch, Proactive Investors, Insider Financial, Micro Cap Research, 4-Traders, Marijuana Stocks, The Street, Penny Stock Tweets, Daily Marijuana Observer, Cannabis News Breaks, Profit Confidential, InvestorsHub, WalletInvestor, and PotNetwork reported previously on Emblem Corp. (EMMBF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Emblem Corp., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Emblem Cannabis Corporation, is a fully integrated LP (Licensed Producer) and distributor of medical cannabis and cannabis derivatives in Canada under the ACMPR (Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations). The Company has three distinct verticals. These are cannabis production, patient education centers, and pharmaceutical dosage form development. OTCQX-listed, Emblem is based in Toronto, Ontario.

Emblem’s three businesses encompass the complete cannabis spectrum. This is from growing, to selling, to educating, to creating new forms of cannabinoid-based medication in standardized dosages. The Company has its Paris, Ontario facility. The new Paris facility was custom-designed and purpose-built specifically to cultivate and cure cannabis for medicinal use. The facility has a planned expansion to 17,000KG of yearly production.

The Company also has its Emblem Pharmaceutical. Moreover, Emblem has its GrowWise Health division. GrowWise’s commitment is to providing patients and physicians with complementary, personalized, education services to make informed decisions concerning medical cannabis treatment choices.

Last month, Aleafia Health, Inc. and Emblem announced that they entered into a definitive agreement under which Aleafia Health will acquire, through a plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act, all of Emblem’s issued and outstanding common shares in an all-share transaction.

This Agreement calls for Emblem shareholders to receive 0.8377 of an Aleafia Health common share in exchange for each Emblem common share, representing the equivalent of $1.21 per Emblem Share and a premium of 27.0 percent based on the closing prices of Aleafia Health and Emblem Shares on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) on December 18, 2018.

Upon completion of the Transaction, the expectation is that existing Aleafia Health and Emblem shareholders will own roughly 59.0 percent and 41.0 percent of Aleafia Health, respectively, on a fully diluted in-the-money basis. The Transaction has been unanimously approved by Emblem’s Special Committee and Board of Directors.

Emblem Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Nick Dean, said in December 2018, “Emblem’s patient-focused product portfolio and strength in patient education, conversion and retention through GrowWise will be further bolstered by the patient acquisition capabilities of Aleafia’s Canabo clinics. The combination of the companies will form a fully integrated market leader in the medical cannabis sector, with industry leading patient counts, and the ability to immediately capitalize on full revenue potential.”

Emblem Corp. (EMMBF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.88064, up 1.00%, on 105,784 volume with 86 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 256,569 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.603/$1.908.

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Seychelle Environmental Technologies, Inc. (SYEV)

SmallCapVoice, PennyStocks24, PennyOmega, FeedBlitz, and Stock Guru reported on Seychelle Environmental Technologies, Inc. (SYEV), and we report on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Seychelle Environmental Technologies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, assembles, and distributes water filtration systems internationally. The OTCQB-listed Company provides ionic adsorption micron filters primarily for portable filter devices that remove different pollutants and contaminants found in fresh water sources. Seychelle Environmental Technologies has its corporate office in San Juan Capistrano, California. Seychelle Water Filtration Products is a d/b/a of Seychelle Environmental Technologies.

Seychelle markets a wide-ranging line of high-quality portable water filtration products and brands in North America and worldwide. The Company’s Ionic Adsorption Micron Filters are the most laboratory and field-tested of their kind in the world using Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols and tested to NSF/ANSI Standards 42 and 53 by Broward Testing Laboratory.

The Company’s products include flip-top and pull top bottles, canteens, water pitchers, pure water pumps, stainless steel bottles, in-line filters, pure water bags, pure water pouches, pure water straws, and radiological and PH filters, and also Pump 2 Pure. The Seychelle Pump 2 Pure Kit has Dual Supreme Filtration and one can filter their drinking water using Pump 2 Pure. It is built to decrease up to 99.9999 percent of cysts, bacteria, as well as viruses from almost any water source.

Moreover, Seychelle Environmental Technologies offers its Seychelle Regular Filter, Seychelle Standard Filter, Seychelle Advanced Filter, Seychelle Radiological Filter, and Seychelle Extreme-Rad/Adv. Filter.

Seychelle has developed four new products for the disaster preparedness market. The Company’s new products are an inline flat five phase filter. It now includes five different phases of contaminant reduction including hollow fiber technology for final reduction of microbiological contaminants, two new products for its new Amazon marketing activities that include a pH pitcher that has a fast flow capability and a new pH bottle designed to eliminate all phases of contaminants; aesthetic, biological, chemical, inorganic and radiological up to 200 gallons.

Today, Seychelle Water Filtration Products, a d/b/a of Seychelle Environmental Technologies, reported increased Revenues and profitability for the Fiscal Quarter and Nine Months ended November 30, 2017 For the Fiscal Quarter ended November 30, 2017, Revenue was $1,629,324, versus $1,257,844 in the prior year’s fiscal quarter. The Company had Net Income of $246,618, or $.01 per share, versus the prior year's fiscal quarter Net Loss of $290,083, or ($.01) per share. Seychelle had a cash position of $1,776,482 at November 30, 2017, versus a cash position of $732,112 at February 28, 2017.

For the nine months ended November 30, 2017, Revenue was $3,829,465, versus $2,885,212 in the prior year’s nine months period. The Company had Net Income of $491,995 for the nine months ended November 30, 2017, or $.02 per share, versus the prior year's nine months’ Net Loss of $877,041, or ($.03) per share.

Seychelle Environmental Technologies, Inc. (SYEV), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.08, up 23.08%, on 153,000 volume with 16 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 22,208 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0106/$0.419.

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Village Farms International, Inc. (VFFIF)

New Cannabis Ventures, Capital Cube, Stockwatch, Stockhouse, Daily Marijuana Observer, Midas Letter, Small Cap Exclusive, Business Insider, 4-Traders, OTC Markets, TradingView, Barchart, StockInvest, WalletInvestor, Cannabis Daily, Street Insider, Investor Network, and YCharts reported earlier on Village Farms International, Inc. (VFFIF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Village Farms International, Inc. is one of the largest producers of premium quality greenhouse tomatoes, bell peppers, and cucumbers in North America. The Company is one of the largest and longest-operating vertically integrated greenhouse growers in North America. Moreover, it is the only publicly traded greenhouse produce company in Canada. Village Farms International has its corporate office in Delta, British Columbia. Its U.S. corporate office is in Heathrow, Florida.

The Company produces and distributes fresh, premium-quality produce with consistency 365-days a year to national grocers in the U.S. and Canada. It does so from its large-scale Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) greenhouses in British Columbia (B.C.) and Texas and from its partner greenhouses in B.C., Ontario, and Mexico.

Village Farms International’s vegetables are grown hydroponically in a glass enclosed high technology environment employing sophisticated computer systems to control irrigation, fertilizers, carbon dioxide, light, temperature, ventilation, humidity and other climatic factors. The Company’s greenhouse vegetables are produced by plants that are not genetically modified.

Village Farms International also markets, provides technical support, and logistics services for more than 200 acres of greenhouse production throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Its products are marketed and distributed under its Village Farms® brand name, mainly to retail supermarkets and dedicated fresh food distribution companies. Village Farms International also has its 50/50 joint venture (JV) with Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc., Pure Sunfarms Corp.

Last month, Village Farms International announced that, following passage by the U.S. Congress of the 2018 Farm Bill, it will aggressively pursue opportunities to become a vertically integrated leader in the legal hemp industry. This includes major opportunities in the cannabidiol (CBD) market. The Company’s potential hemp and CBD business opportunities may include, but are not limited to, the conversion of a portion of its 5.7 million square feet of existing, high-tech greenhouse operations in West Texas should the State of Texas remove hemp from its controlled substance list. In addition, it is pursuing opportunities for greenhouse and outdoor growing in other States where hemp is expected to be legalized.

Also in December, Village Farms International announced that it facilitated the approval by Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) of a novel new crop protectant, Pepino mosaic virus, strain CH2, isolate 1906, branded PMV-01®. This new inoculant, branded PMV-01®, is a mild form of the Pepino mosaic tomato plant virus (PepMV). It protects greenhouse tomatoes against aggressive forms of that same plant virus via cross-protection, which is a plant defense mechanism against viral infections.

Village Farms International, as earlier announced, also facilitated approval of PMV-01® by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier in 2018.  Both approvals were on behalf of its Belgium -based developer of PMV-01®, De Ceuster Meststoffen NV (DCM).

Village Farms International, Inc. (VFFIF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $3.81, down 2.10%, on 54,682 volume with 127 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 185,714 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.93/$7.71.

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Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. (MTAFF)

Live Trading News, Proactive Investors, Junior Mining Network, Market Screener, Investorx, Uptick Newswire, MiningFeeds, InsiderFinancial, OTC Markets, Stockwatch, and Dividend Investor reported previously on Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. (MTAFF), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. formed to provide shareholders with leveraged precious metal exposure through acquiring royalties and streams. The Company has a strong pipeline of transactions with favorable rates of return. It is working to amass a diverse portfolio of royalties and streams with attractive returns. The Company formerly went by the name Excalibur Resources Ltd. It changed its name to Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. in December 2016. OTCQX-listed, Metalla Royalty & Streaming is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Company’s Streams and Royalties include the Endeavor Silver Stream and the NLGM Silver Stream. Additionally, they include the Joaquin Royalty; the Zaruma Royalty; the Hoyle Pond Extension Royalty; the West Timmins Extension Royalty; and the DeSantis Mine Royalty, and also an array of other royalties.

In May 2018, Metalla Royalty & Streaming announced that it acquired a 2 percent Net Smelter Return (NSR) royalty on the Akasaba West Property from Alexandria Minerals Corporation pursuant to a royalty purchase and sale agreement dated May 11, 2018. With this Agreement, Metalla and Alexandria Minerals entered into an assignment and assumption agreement. The Royalty was transferred from Alexandria Minerals to Metalla Royalty & Streaming.

The Akasaba West Property is a gold-copper deposit situated in the Bourlamaque and Louvicourt Townships, Val d’Or, Quebec. The Akasaba West Property is owned and operated by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited. The Royalty was acquired for a total purchase price of $250,000 in cash.

Last year, Metalla Royalty & Streaming announced the successful completion of the previously announced plan of arrangement with ValGold Resources Ltd. Metalla acquired all of the outstanding shares of ValGold through a court-approved plan of arrangement.

ValGold Resources holds a 2 percent Net Smelter Return (NSR) royalty on certain claims of the Garrison Project that encompasses the Garrcon and Jonpol properties, and the eastern portion of the 903 Zone. The Garrison Project is approximately 100 kilometers east of Timmins, Ontario, and 40 kilometers north of Kirkland Lake.

Last month, Metalla Royalty & Streaming announced that, further to the Company’s news release dated December 11, 2018 , it completed its acquisition of the 1.5 percent net smelter return (NSR) royalty on the Cap-Oeste Sur East (COSE) property in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina from Patagonia Gold S.A. (Seller). The Royalty was acquired pursuant to a royalty purchase agreement dated December 7, 2018 under which a wholly-owned Argentinean subsidiary of Metalla (Metalla Argentina) and the Seller entered into an assignment and assumption agreement for the purpose of transferring the Royalty from the Seller to Metalla Argentina.

Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. (MTAFF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.5863, up 0.09%, on 65,198 volume with 29 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 104,090 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.4755/$0.7103.

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Vegalab, Inc. (VEGL)

OTC Markets, GuruFocus, Simply Wall St, YCharts, Investors Hangout, Stockwatch, Capital Cube, InvestorsHub, TradingView, Business Insider, PennyStockHub, Wallet Investor, Barchart, MarketWatch, InvestingNewsAlerts, Stockhouse, and Stockopedia reported earlier on Vegalab, Inc. (VEGL), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

OTCQB-listed, Vegalab, Inc. is the exclusive distributor in North and South America of a line of all-natural, biologically derived pesticides, fertilizers, and specialty agricultural products. Its products support a healthy soil biome. Additionally, they are cost competitive with synthetic chemicals that do just the opposite. The Company’s products include Biocontrol Agents, Insecticides, Fungicides, Soil Inoculants, and Fertilizers. Vegalab has its corporate office in North Palm Beach, Florida.

Vegalab operates in two segments of the food industry. These are the Agronomy Business and the Packing Business. The Agronomy Business involves the manufacture and distribution of all-natural crop protection, crop health, and soil enhancement products. The Packing Business operates a citrus packing facility.

All of the Company’s oil-based products go through a process of micronization. This gives the oils the ability to cover a larger surface area and enables deeper penetration into the crevices of plants, insects, and pathogens. The minute pores and filaments in the plant absorb Vegalab’s products faster versus conventional oils.

Vegalab’s pesticides are highly effective against targeted organisms, non-toxic to beneficial organisms, and safe for the environment. Every Vegalab product strives to enhance productivity and lessen waste.

In October 2017, Vegalab purchased M&G Packing. The facility consists of approximately 11 acres of real property and 30,000 sq. ft. of buildings. In March 2018, Vegalab announced that it completed its acquisition of The Agronomy Group, LLC effective as of February 1, 2018. The Agronomy Group (TAG) is located in Tulare County, California. It is a producer and distributor of environmentally friendly agrochemicals and also distributes other products.

In November 2018, Vegalab announced the acquisition, subject to a lease option agreement that runs through November 1, 2019, of a major fruit packing facility in Lindsay, California. The facility (on 9.4 acres in California’s San Joaquin Valley) comprises greater than 260,000 square feet of working space. This includes three packing lines, roughly 32,000 square feet of cold storage, 12 de-greening rooms, and a 6 bay shipping area.

This facility will significantly increase Vegalab’s present capacity to process and pack fruit. Vegalab’s management team believes the acquisition will boost the Company’s overall fruit processing capacity to more than US $150 million annually. The current capacity at the facility is about 200 bins per hour.

This month, Vegalab announced it will start selling its products via all three locations of Pratum Co-op, a well-known and fast growing agricultural retailer based in the diverse growing region of the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Pratum Co-op is a supplier of fertilizer, crop protection and petroleum products. Pratum has three state of the art locations to serve its members who are prominent growers of grass seeds, blueberries, hazelnuts, grapes, hay, carrot seed and more.

Vegalab, Inc. (VEGL), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.25, down 13.79%, on 1,000 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 901 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.509/$5.24.

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Northstar Electronics, Inc. (NEIK)

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Northstar Electronics, Inc. works in the aviation, defense, and marine industries. The OTCQB-listed Company has a wide-ranging history of developing and manufacturing defense and commercial electronic and mechanical systems. Established in the late 1990’s, Northstar Electronics is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Northstar Electronics’ subsidiary is Northstar Sealand Enterprises Ltd. (NSEL).

The Company carried out design and manufacturing contracts for diverse divisions of Lockheed Martin Corp. Additionally, Northstar designed, manufactured, and sold its own sonar-based system to commercial customers.

Northstar Electronics has moved towards making and selling its own independent systems, since the end of the aforementioned contracts. At present, the Company is undergoing restructuring to move forward with a renewed emphasis on the development of a new aviation business and also carry out work to develop unique sonar systems.

Subsidiary NSEL is jointly owned by Northstar Electronics and Sealand Aviation Ltd. Both companies have many years of experience in working with certified commercial aircraft and government military contracts. NSEL is working to acquire the global rights to a “Turbo-Prop” single engine industrial airplane from an international leader in the aerospace industry. The timeline for the final agreement with the subsidiary company that owns the rights to the airplane has been extended.

The chief applications for the airplane are in “Agriculture and Rapid Response Forest Fire Fighting (RRFFF).” NSEL is continuing its evaluation of the “Cloud Seeding” market. Moreover, Northstar sees substantial potential in the field of Counter Insurgency (COIN). Company Management is exploring future possibilities in this sector.

Northstar Electronics is moving ahead with its expansion from being an aerospace contract manufacturer to becoming an “Original Equipment Manufacturer” (OEM) with its own products. The Company made significant progress in the purchase of the worldwide rights to a single engine “Turbo Prop” airplane from a major overseas aerospace company.

Last week, Northstar Electronics provided an update to its shareholders on an important milestone achieved by its subsidiary, Northstar Sealand Enterprises Ltd. (NSEL), on a major acquisition. Northstar Electronics and NSEL have been working closely with a major international Aerospace Company with the goal to acquire the international rights and IP (Intellectual Property) for a high-performance Turbo-Prop industrial aircraft.

The Aerospace Company recently presented the main details of this complex transaction to the Canadian government’s Industry, Science and Education Department (ISED). The plan was met with positive and enthusiastic feedback from the department’s representatives.

This confirmation of interest in the transaction, and its eligibility for considerable “Offset” credits under ISED’s Industry Trade and Benefits program, will now accelerate the planned transaction through the Aerospace Company’s internal review processes. Northstar Electronics is moving ahead with its plans to provide financial support for the endeavour. The Company is aligning key investors and financial instruments. NSEL continues its pre-sales efforts and its preparations for a fast and efficient ramp-up to production.

Northstar Electronics, Inc. (NEIK), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0079, down 14.50%, on 16,800 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 24,773 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0052/$0.015.

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Applied Minerals, Inc. (AMNL)

Wall Street Resources and Real Pennies reported on Applied Minerals, Inc. (AMNL), and we also highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Applied Minerals, Inc., through its ownership of the historic Dragon Mine deposit, is the foremost international producer of Dragonite™ halloysite clay and Amiron™ advanced natural iron oxides. The Company’s products address the global need for high performance, eco-friendly solutions for an array of industrial applications. Listed on the OTCQB, Applied Minerals is based in New York, New York.

The Company’s Dragonite™ is a versatile Halloysite product grade. It has a broad assortment of applications. It is an advanced reinforcing filler.

Applied Minerals’ Dragonite-XR™ product grade provides innovative advantages versus other reinforcing fillers, including glass fiber, mica, wollastonite or talc. The Company’s Dragonite-HP™ is a high-performance additive for engineering thermoplastics used at loadings of only 1-3 percent. It provides first-rate mechanical performance and cycle time reduction.

Furthermore, its Dragonite-PureWhite™ is the highest purity Dragonite™ product. It meets the strict specifications of the cosmetic industry.

Applied Minerals launched its AMIRON line of advanced natural iron oxide pigments to the construction, wood coatings, paints, industrial coatings, plastics and rubber markets in 2014. Halloysite is an aluminosilicate clay. It exhibits a rare, naturally occurring hollow tubular structure.

The Company serves the traditional halloysite markets for use in technical ceramics and catalytic applications. Applied Minerals is the leading producer of Halloysite clay and advanced, ultra-pure natural iron oxide solutions –consisting of hematite and goethite - from its wholly-owned Dragon Mine property in the State of Utah.

The Company has also developed niche applications that benefit from the tubular morphology of its halloysite. These applications include carriers of active ingredients in paints, coatings and building materials, environmental remediation, agricultural applications, and high-performance additives & fillers for plastic composites.

Earlier this month, Applied Minerals announced it entered into an Exploration Agreement with Option to Purchase with Continental Mineral Claims (CMC) for metallic minerals believed to be at depths considerably below its present and future halloysite and iron oxide operations at the Dragon Mine.

With this Agreement, CMC was granted an exclusive, 10-year license by Applied Minerals to conduct exploration activities for metallic minerals at Applied Minerals' Dragon Mine property in the Tintic District of Utah. The Agreement contains protections in favor of Applied Minerals against unreasonable interference of its present and future halloysite and iron oxide mining operations.

CMC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of a private, globally recognized minerals exploration and mining company. Today, Applied Minerals updated shareholders and the marketplace on halloysite-based lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology. The Company has moved closer to commercialization of its Dragonite® Halloysite Clay for use in Lithium-Ion Battery Technologies.

Its main goal has been to combine its breadth of knowledge of halloysite with publicly available applied research to pursue the commercialization of Dragonite halloysite clay within select applications, which offer attractive economic opportunities. To capitalize on research that demonstrates the value of halloysite for use in Li-ion battery technologies, Applied Minerals is pursuing the commercialization of Dragonite as a value-added material to this market.

Mr. Andre Zeitoun, President and Chief Executive Officer of Applied Minerals, said, "We believe our DRAGONITE halloysite clay products, over the near-term, will provide performance enhancing solutions for existing Li-ion battery technologies and, over the longer term, will contribute to the commercialization of emerging battery technologies. The interest in DRAGONITE for use in Li-ion batteries is particularly strong among companies based in China, where the great majority of battery manufacturers reside and where the government is providing significant funding support for the majority of the battery research being utilized today."

Applied Minerals, Inc. (AMNL), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.05, up 56.25%, on 274,881 volume with 18 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 158,129 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.025/$0.245.

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ProtoKinetix, Inc. (PKTX)

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ProtoKinetix, Inc. is a molecular biotechnology company listed on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB. The Company has developed and patented a family of hyper stable, potent glycopeptides (Anti-Aging GlycoPeptide - AAGP™), which enhance engraftment and protection of transplanted cells used in regenerative medicine. ProtoKinetix has its corporate headquarters in Marietta, Ohio.

Because of the anti-inflammatory effect of AAGP™ molecules, the Company is now targeting the direct treatment of diseases that have a major inflammatory component. ProtoKinetix’s, AAGP™, is an antifreeze glycopeptide. It imitates a naturally occurring glycoprotein found in Arctic fish.

The Company’s AAGP™ molecule is helping to considerably improve the efficacy of Cell Transplant Treatments for diabetes. ProtoKinetix has extensive patent protection for its portfolio of anti-aging glycopeptides.

ProtoKinetix’s anti-aging glycopeptide is trademarked AAGP™. This is a small (580.96 Daltons), stable, synthetic replica of the larger (>2,600 Daltons), less stable AFGP that has been found to have protective properties in nature. The small size of AAGP™ enables it to penetrate cells. It allows it to pass through cell and capillary junctions in vivo.

In addition, its bioactivity at a range of pHs (5.3-10.3) and temperatures (-196°C to 22°C) and efficiency at concentrations (1mg/ml) is well under its toxic dose (50mg/ml). This makes it a candidate to enter the next stages of translational research.

Today, ProtoKinetix announced the launch of the second in a series of informational videos by the Principal Investigators in each field now undergoing testing. The second video is an update on the 3rd phase of testing in retinal cell replacement therapy at the University of British Columbia. Because of the positive results from the first two phases of testing where the AAGP® treated cells showed a major increase in survivability in comparison to untreated cells over a four-week period, the Company is expanding the study.

The new study will include two animal models over a longer period of time to test whether the AAGP® treated cells continue to develop into retinal cells to potentially restore vision in humans. The Gregory-Evans Retinal Therapeutic Lab at the University of British Columbia is conducting the study.

ProtoKinetix, Inc. (PKTX), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.072, down 10.00%, on 35,400 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 23,265 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.029/$0.129.

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Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (NUGS)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (NUGS).

Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (OTC: NUGS) today announces that it has signed a Letter of Intent to partner with a Santa Barbara County cultivation operation that holds approximately 40 commercial cannabis licenses from the County of Santa Barbara, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control, the Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch, and the CalCannabis Cultivation for growth, manufacturing and cultivation. The parties involved are working on a final agreement. 

Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (NUGS), headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is focused on supporting entrepreneurial growth within the fast-growing legal cannabis sector. Through a selective portfolio of subsidiaries, Cannabis Strategic Ventures offers outsourced personnel solutions tailor-made to match the growth dynamics of cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, dispensaries and other cannabis marketplace participants. The company also pursues investment opportunities in the areas of real estate, cultivation, extraction, distribution, packaging, dispensary operations, and branded products within the cannabis space.

The legalization of adult-use sales in California is expected to create nearly 99,000 cannabis industry jobs in the state by 2021, representing about a third of all cannabis jobs nationwide, and 146,000 jobs overall when indirect and induced efforts are considered, according to Arcview Market Research. By 2021, direct cannabis industry employment will top 291,500 FTE jobs, with a total employment effect of nearly 414,000 FTEs across all legal cannabis states, according to the report.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures believes its staffing capabilities will be in a similar state of demand. The company in April 2018 completed a definitive agreement to acquire Worldwide Staffing Group, Inc., which booked approximately $1.5 million in revenues in 2017.

Worldwide will operate within Cannabis Strategic Ventures as an independent and separate wholly owned subsidiary providing strictly non-cannabis related employment and staffing services. As Worldwide continues to expand its operations in general clerical and administrative, marketing, accounting, and other verticals, Cannabis Strategic Ventures will leverage the subsidiary’s expertise to expand its business operations further into the cannabis staffing arena, with an emphasis on the California markets.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures’ BudHire™ subsidiary is an outsourced employment service specifically designed to meet the needs of growing cannabis-related business operations, utilizes a proven recruiting formula to match the most qualified candidates to a broad spectrum of cannabis-related jobs. Under the BudHire™ brand, Cannabis Strategic Ventures offers temporary, seasonal, permanent staffing solutions, as well as professional employment organization services and human resources consulting to the cannabis industry.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures portfolio also includes Pure Applied Sciences Inc. and its brand “PureOrganix™,” a line of high quality concentrate, organic and pure cannabis oils that conform with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and meet FDA guidelines for Active Pharmaceuticals Products (API). The acquisition includes all intellectual properties, including formulations and technologies, and related accessories of Pure Applied Sciences.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures Pure Applied Sciences subsidiary, has a cannabis concentrate extraction services agreement with CP Logistics LLC (“CPL”), a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Sunniva Inc. (CSE:SNN) (OTCQX:SNNVF). Under this agreement, CPL will perform white label services producing high quality, ultra-purified cannabis extracts out of its Sun-Oil Facility in Cathedral City, California, for Pure Applied Sciences under the Pure Organix brand name.

The management team at Cannabis Strategic Ventures believes there is incredible opportunity to carve-out and control specific industry niches, to create unique cannabis consumer branded products, and to expand into other sub-sectors of the cannabis marketplace.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (NUGS), closed the day's trading session at $1.76, up 28.47%, on 422,261 volume with 756 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 56,466 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.01/$5.94.

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Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTC: LXRP)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (LXRP).

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lexaria Nicotine LLC and Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) have executed a definitive agreement to pursue innovation in oral, reduced-risk nicotine consumer products using Lexaria’s patented DehydraTECH™ technology.

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTC: LXRP) has developed and out-licenses its proprietary technology for improved taste, rapidity, and delivery of bioactive compounds, including nicotine and cannabinoids. To achieve higher absorption rates and fast onset, consumers traditionally defaulted to smoking. Lexaria provides a superior administration method by delivering these substances through a patented process within edible food products, thus eliminating all the harmful health consequences of smoking.

Lexaria’s technology is unique in that it takes advantage of GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) food ingredients processed with its patented DehydraTECHTM technology to improve taste, remove odor, and decrease the time to onset of bitter-tasting drugs. Lexaria is primarily a B2B enterprise and has existing cannabinoid licensing agreements with companies in Canada, the largest-market states in the United States, and internationally. Lexaria has entered into a R&D partnership with one of the largest cigarette companies in the world for oral forms of nicotine delivery. Lexaria has also developed its own brands partly for demonstration purposes, utilizing its patented technology to infuse hemp oil ingredients within popular foods such as coffee, tea, and supplements. These brands include ViPova™ and TurboCBD™.

In 2015, Lexaria commissioned an independent third-party lab to test its technology under carefully monitored in vitro conditions. Results showed that the company’s technological process and lipid formulation improve intestinal absorption as much as 500%. Lexaria has conducted multiple rounds of studies including in vivo and human clinical. In absorption studies conducted on rats, for example, Lexaria detected nicotine in the animal’s bloodstream just two minutes after it entered the stomach. In a randomized, double blinded human clinical study, cannabidiol (CBD) was measure in the human bloodstream at a 317% higher rate 30 minutes after swallowing a capsule processed with DehydraTECH than a non-enhanced capsule of equal strength.

Lexaria also has an R&D partnership with the Canadian government’s National Research Council. That R&D is expected to characterize molecular bond formation theorized to occur with Lexaria’s unique technology between the lipid delivery agents and the bioactive substances it processes and combines. Results from this R&D have helped support B2B relationships with Fortune 500 companies. Lexaria has four distinct subsidiaries that focus on different market sectors: Hemp/CBD; Pharmaceutical; Cannabis; and Nicotine.

Aside from testing, a critical component of Lexaria Bioscience’s business model is a strong and growing intellectual property portfolio. As of the end of 2018, the company’s patent portfolio includes 53 patent applications filed and pending in more than 40 countries around the world; and 10 patents granted to date. Lexaria is expecting additional new patent awards both in the U.S. and internationally in 2019 and beyond. Some of its more recent areas of investigation have included human hormones and erectile dysfunction substances, among others.

Royalties play a vital role in Lexaria’s revenue-generating business model. The company out-licenses its technology (royalty) to third-partners and has signed royalty deals with start-up companies as well as with a Fortune 100. The company’s growth initiatives are guided by a management team headed by CEO Chris Bunka, a serial entrepreneur who has contributed to several multi-hundred million-dollar valuations over the course of his career. He is supported by a growing team of professionals with extensive experience in pharmaceutical and bioscience sectors, invention, toxicology, consumer goods, and other relevant skillsets.

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (LXRP), closed the day's trading session at $1.48, up 4.59%, on 343,548 volume with 580 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 186,324 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.75/$2.43.

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Golden Developing Solutions, Inc. (DVLP)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Golden Developing Solutions, Inc. (DVLP).

As an emerging leader in ancillary software and the cannabidiol (CBD) products marketplace, Golden Developing Solutions, Inc. (OTC: DVLP) provides business services and/or products supporting the cannabis industry, including an online retail business for CBD, hemp oil and health/wellness-related products. The company recently launched its new software division, called ‘Greener Grows’, at MJBizCon 2018 in Las Vegas, the nation’s largest cannabis trade show that, in November, attracted over 1,000 participants and exhibitors (http://nnw.fm/WdlG7).

Golden Developing Solutions, Inc. (DVLP), an emerging leader in ancillary software and the cannabidiol (CBD) products marketplace, provides business services and/or products supporting the cannabis industry including an online retail business for CBD, hemp oil and health/wellness related products.

Global acceptance of cannabis and related CBD products continues to increase as North America advances toward favorable legislation. Canada legalized recreational cannabis in October 2018, and the United States has 30 states and the District of Columbia allowing either recreational or medical cannabis, or both. Voters in four additional U.S. states will consider marijuana initiatives on the November 2018 ballot. The global legal cannabis market is projected to reach USD$146 billion by the end of 2025, with a greater acceptance of medical cannabis products as a driving factor, according to Grand View Research.

DVLP is taking advantage of consumer demand for CBD products through its wholly owned Pura Vida Vitamins, LLC subsidiary, which recently launched a direct-to-consumer website (www.PuraVidaVitamins.com) and commenced sales of Pura Vida branded products. Pura Vida merchandise includes hemp and CBD-related products and other products focusing on health and lifestyle which are available through established wholesale and distribution channels. In addition, a line of CBD pet supplements and other products are in development.

DVLP recently acquired “Where’s Weed” (Layer Six Media LLC DBA “Where’s Weed”) and its primary asset, WheresWeed.com. Where’s Weed is an American cannabis technology company known for connecting medical and recreational cannabis users with trusted local marijuana businesses in their communities. As a rapidly growing community-based online resource for cannabis consumers with a host of user-friendly services, Where’s Weed offers a sophisticated mobile app with strong traction and powerful growth potential as the North American legal cannabis market continues to expand exponentially.

WheresWeed.com has a large and expanding reach with nearly 3 million pageviews per month. In addition, the WheresWeed mobile app, available in both iOS and Android, has been downloaded over 80,000 times, proving to be complementary to DVLP’s objective to capitalize on the massive growth curve in the marijuana space.

“The huge flood of new growers and producers is likely to create oversupply in the near term, narrowing margins for major producers,” says DVLP CEO Stavros Triant. “However, this should actually increase the net number of new consumers in the marketplace, further reinforcing the enormous growth potential for hub service providers in the space that are situated on high-traffic internet real estate, which is exactly how we view the Where’s Weed property.”

The company’s move into the lucrative C-store snack market was solidified with a material purchase order for CBD oils from a major distributor specializing in the snack foods and accessories to the convenience store and gas station market. The order represents significant progress as DVLP gears up its ready-made snack distribution strategy for its CBD products.

“We are extremely excited about the launch of our CBD product line with this distributor,” Triant states. “The C-Store strategy dovetails perfectly with our direct marketing strategy through our primary online retail channel, and we have indications from the distributor that, if this initial test order goes well, successive Purchase Orders could be significant and underpin strong sales growth in Q1 2019.”

Golden Developing Solutions, Inc. (DVLP), closed the day's trading session at $0.01995, up 19.39%, on 1,363,717 volume with 79 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 333,547 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0122/$0.14.

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BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. (OTC: BCTXF) (TSX.V: BCT)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. (BCTXF).

BriaCell Therapeutics (OTC: BCTXF) (TSX.V: BCT), a biotechnology company developing targeted, safe treatments for cancer, is advancing the development of its lead product candidate Bria-IMT™, which has demonstrated positive results in three clinical studies to date. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/X8zwY.

BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. (OTC: BCTXF) (TSX.V: BCT), based in Berkeley, CA, and headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of targeted immunotherapy for advanced breast cancer.

BriaCell hopes to develop and market the first off-the-shelf personalized immunotherapy for the treatment of advanced breast cancer.

The results of two previous proof-of-concept clinical trials produced encouraging results in patients with advanced breast cancer. Most notably, one patient with breast cancer that had spread to other sites (metastatic cancer) responded to Bria-IMT™ with a substantial tumor shrinkage in multiple sites including the breast, the lung, soft tissues and even the brain. Similar observations have been confirmed more recently in additional patients, and BriaCell is developing BriaDX™ as a way to identify those patients most likely to respond.

BriaCell has recently completed recruitment of a Phase I/II study (NCT03066947) of Bria-IMT™, the Company’s lead product candidate, in advanced breast cancer patients showing an outstanding safety profile and excellent efficacy. BriaCell is currently enrolling advanced breast cancer patients in a combination therapy trial (NCT03328026) of Bria-IMT™ with Keytruda® (Keytruda® is a registered trademark of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.) or Yervoy® (Yervoy® is a registered trademark of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company). For further information on the Phase IIa clinical trials, please visit trial NCT03066947 and trial NCT03328026.

BriaCell’s pipeline also includes Bria-OTS™, the first off-the-shelf personalized immunotherapy for advanced breast cancer; and, a companion diagnostic product BriaDX™. By using BriaDX™ to identify and treat the patients who would most likely benefit from their immunotherapies, BriaCell expects to personalize the treatment for the patients, and bring hope to thousands of cancer patients who currently have few-to-no treatment options.

Breast Cancer Statistics

The National Cancer Institute estimates that more than 265,000 new cases of female breast cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. during 2018, and that more than 40,000 women in the U.S. will die from the disease. Approximately 12 percent of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime, based on 2013-2015 data.

Using its novel technology platform and strong R&D capabilities, BriaCell believes it has the opportunity to address this market, as well as have the opportunity to develop immunotherapy candidates for other cancer indications.

The global cancer immunotherapy market is expected to reach nearly USD$203 billion by 2025.

BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. (BCTXF), closed the day's trading session at $0.0634, up 7.62%, on 30,558 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 23,174 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0495/$0.135.

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Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX.V: RIV)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Canopy Rivers Inc. (RIV).

As expected, the legalization of medical marijuana and hemp in a variety of jurisdictions is creating new markets for CBD products derived from cannabis and hemp. The products that are trending may surprise you. Companies in the cannabis growth and CBD derived products space are hopping on the wave of change in both Canada and many U.S. states where they stand to cash-in on the growth trend, including providers like Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX.V: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF).

Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX.V: RIV) is the venture capital investment platform of Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC).

Canopy Rivers is a unique investment and operating platform structured to pursue investment opportunities in the emerging global cannabis sector. Canopy Rivers collaborates with Canopy Growth to identify strategic counterparties seeking financial and/or operating support. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Canopy Rivers has developed an ecosystem of complementary cannabis operating companies operating throughout the cannabis value chain.

Canopy Rivers, in collaboration with Canopy Growth, has established a diverse portfolio of cannabis industry investments that includes domestic and international companies, licensed producers, late-stage licensed producer applicants, pharmaceutical formulators, brand developers and distributors, retail networks, and technology and media platforms. Investments are customized for each counterparty and include a balanced mix of equity, debt, royalty and profit-sharing agreements.

Canopy Rivers’ expanding portfolio includes:

  • Agripharm Corp. (private) is an ACMPR licensed producer, acquired by Canopy Growth in January 2017. In November 2017 Agripharm completed a joint venture with globally recognized partners Green House Seeds and Organa Brands. Canopy Growth has sublicensed proprietary technology, trademarks, genetics, know-how and other intellectual property from Agripharm to distribute the suite of Green House and Organa Brands products across the country, when permissible.
  • CanapaR Corp. (private) owns 80% of CanapaR Italy, a Sicily-based company focused on developing and commercializing Italy’s local hemp cultivation industry through its partnership with the renowned Department of Agriculture at the University of Catania and its rapidly building extraction capabilities for the production of organic CBD oil. CanapaR Italy’s outsource farming model with local Sicilian farmers and its university partnership will provide it with a low-cost source of organic CBD oil, which is increasingly used as an input into new commercial products in the growing health and wellness industries.
  • Civilized Worldwide Inc. (private), is a media and lifestyle brand with offices in New Brunswick and California that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture. Civilized aims to engage the millions of productive, motivated people who choose to enjoy cannabis responsibly as part of their lifestyle. Reaching 2+ million unique visitors per month, North America-wide, Civilized produces engaging content for and about people who enjoy cannabis responsibly.
  • James E. Wagner Cultivation Ltd. (TSXV:JWCA) was founded in 2007 by third generation agricultural and cannabis cultivators. JWC is the first entirely aeroponic producer of cannabis in Canada, and its patent-pending aeroponic production technology, called GrowthStormTM, allows for perpetual harvesting and improved yields. The company was issued a license to cultivate from Health Canada in January 2017 and a subsequent sales license in March 2018.
  • LiveWell Foods Canada Inc. (TSXV:LVWL) was established in 1993 as a nutritional lifestyle company, and operates in the production of fresh produce and food technology. The company’s O-Hemp division distributes bulk and retail hemp products through its existing channel partners. LiveWell entered into a strategic agreement with Canopy Rivers and Canopy Growth in April 2018.
  • PharmHouse (private) is a joint venture between Canopy Rivers and the principals and operators of leading North American greenhouse produce companies. PharmHouse has arranged to acquire a newly built 1.3-million-square-foot greenhouse located in Leamington, Ontario.
  • Radicle Cannabis Inc. (private) is an ACMPR-licensed cannabis company based in Hamilton, Ontario backed by a management team that brings extensive experience in regulated industries, retail distribution, tobacco and pharmaceutical development, as well as Award-winning cannabis horticulturist breeders and medical professionals.
  • Solo Growth (TSXV:ALZ) is a premiere retail cannabis distributor that will operate locations under the name “YSS by Solo,” relying on the expertise of a management team comprised of founding shareholders, senior officers and board members of Canada’s largest private liquor retailer, Solo Liquor, who collectively have more than 50 years of regulated substance retail experience. Solo Growth was established through a recapitalization of Aldershot Resources Ltd.’s corporate structure that will allow the company to execute a new retail-focused cannabis business strategy as “Solo Growth Corp.”
  • Spot Therapeutics Inc. (private) is an applicant that was acquired by Canopy Growth in August 2017 to solidify its Maritimes expansion strategy and less than four weeks later Canopy Growth signed a supply MOU with the New Brunswick government. Canopy Rivers purchased the property and entered into a long-term lease and committed funding agreement with Canopy Growth.
  • TerrAscend Corp. (CSE:TER) cultivates high-quality cannabis in an indoor hydroponic facility, backed by a strategic investor boasting a strong background in the pharmaceutical space and an extensive portfolio of specialty pharma assets.
  • Vert Mirabel (private) is a joint venture that was established in December 2017 between Canopy Rivers, Canopy Growth, and Les Serres Stephane Bertrand. Bertrand is a large-scale greenhouse operator located in Mirabel, Quebec, and the largest grower of pink tomatoes in the country. With guidance and assistance from Canopy Growth, the greenhouse has been upgraded and retrofitted for cannabis production and was licensed by Health Canada in May 2018.

As the company’s portfolio continues to develop, each constituent benefits from opportunities to collaborate with Canopy Growth and among themselves. Canopy Rivers believes this formula results in an ideal environment for innovation, synergy and value creation for Canopy Rivers, Canopy Growth and across the entire Rivers ecosystem.

Canopy Rivers is led by an experienced team of qualified financial and technical professionals with deep industry experience and relationship networks. The company’s acting CEO and chairman is Bruce Linton, CEO of Canopy Growth and founder of Tweed Marijuana.

Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX.V: RIV), closed the day's trading session at $4.35, even for the day, on 342,279 volume with 596 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 478,452 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.40/$11.82.

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Lithium Chile Inc. (TSX.V: LITH) (OTC: LTMCF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Lithium Chile Inc. (LTMCF).

Lithium Chile Inc. (TSX.V: LITH) (OTC: LTMCF) is pleased to announce that the local Turi community has approved the Company's plans to run additional TEM geophysical surveys and based on these results the Company may drill up to three exploration holes on the Turi Prospect. 

Lithium Chile Inc. (TSX.V: LITH) (OTC: LTMCF), headquartered in Canada, is advancing one of the largest lithium-rich exploration portfolios in Chile consisting of more than 148,000 hectares covering sections of 13 salars or mineral salt flats and one laguna complex. The company’s wholly owned premier properties include 66 square kilometers on the Salar de Atacama, Chile’s largest mineral salt flat which hosts the world’s highest concentration of lithium brine production and is currently the source of about 35 percent of the world’s lithium production. Lithium Chile also owns a significant copper/gold/silver property portfolio consisting of 28,184 hectares over six different properties.

Lithium Chile’s portfolio in the heart of Chile’s lithium-rich salars includes Salar de Coipasa, Salar de Helados, Salar de Atacama, Salar de Turi Salar de Ollague and Salar de Talar. Surface and near surface salt and brine sampling programs on all properties has been completed. To date, samples of high-grade, near-surface lithium brines at each of these projects are showing excellent chemistry of lithium to potassium and lithium to magnesium ratios. Good chemistry is important as it reduces your overall cost of production. Recent geophysical surveys including T.E.M have been completed on 5 of 6 priority targets and data collected to date has been extremely encouraging.

Lithium Chile has identified multiple high-priority brine target areas at its Atacama and Ollague lithium project areas. These areas display the same geophysical characteristics as the lithium-rich aquifers at Salar de Atacama, home to the world’s largest and highest-grade lithium brine producers. Spanning an area of 1,200 square miles, Salar de Atacama is the world’s third largest salt flat behind Salinas Grandes in Argentina and El Salar de Uyuni in neighboring Bolivia. Exploration drilling and resource definition drilling for these target areas are planned for 2018.

“We are delighted with the discovery of such impressive drill target areas at Atacama and Ollague. The results also follow the recent discovery of a 60km2 target area at another of our top Chilean projects – Helados – where we hope to drill in the second quarter of 2018,” stated President and CEO Steve Cochrane. “We have an aggressive multi-project drill program planned for this year, which includes all three of these exciting projects and we look forward to sharing drill results as they come through.”

Global demand for lithium-ion batteries is expected to surpass US$53 billion by 2024 as governments around the world aggressively seek to ban gas-powered vehicles and major automakers invest billions in new technology and electric vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries. Chile’s mining-friendly jurisdiction offers Lithium Chile a clear, streamlined permitting process that significantly lowers the cost of lithium production to around $1,800/ton as compared to Australia’s $5,000/ton.

Lithium Chile is led by an experienced team with strong Chilean connections. Cochrane’s 36 years of investment industry experience have primarily been focused on the mining sector. During this time, he raised more than US$500 million for a variety of small cap public companies in various businesses and industry sectors including mining.

Terry Walker, P.Geol., vice president of exploration and chief geologist, is a highly experienced geologist. He has spent over 25 years in Chile’s mining industry and is well connected throughout the sector. Walker is co-founder of GeoServicios Piedra Dorada, an exploration and development services company focused on Latin America. He is a Qualified Person for the North American and Australian stock exchanges.

Lithium Chile is well funded and driven by a top-tier team with more than 100 years of combined experience in financing, mining exploration and development in the natural resources sector.

Lithium Chile Inc. (LTMCF), closed the day's trading session at $0.3946, off by 0.65%, on 15,975 volume with 7 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 20,082 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.344/$0.97.

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QMC Quantum Minerals Corp. (OTC: QMCQF) (TSX-V: QMC) (FSE: 3LQ)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight QMC Quantum Minerals Corp. (QMCQF).

QMC Quantum Minerals Corp. (OTC: QMCQF) (TSX.V: QMC) (FSE: 3LQ) is exploring a historically productive region in hopes that the ore it may yield will be adequate to help drive an industry that has found new life amid the computer and internet breakthroughs of the 21st Century. The region, which is in Southern Manitoba’s rare-element pegmatite mining district located 500 kilometers (310 miles) northwest of Lake Superior, has been established as a potential source of commercial-grade lithium resources with the capacity to energize North America’s computerized products.

QMC Quantum Minerals Corp. (OTC: QMCQF) (TSX-V: QMC) (FSE: 3LQ) is a British Columbia based company engaged in the business of acquisition, exploration and development of natural resource properties. QMC’s focus is on creating shareholder value through strategic acquisition and development of high quality lithium, silver, gold, nickel, copper and zinc prospects.

QMC’s current properties are in the Canadian province of Manitoba, one of Canada’s most productive, centrally located mining regions. These resources include the Irgon Lithium Mine project and two Volcanic Massive Sulphide (“VMS”) properties – the Rocky Lake and Rocky-Namew known collectively as the Namew Lake District Project – which contain base metal-rich mineral deposits. Excellent access and well-developed mining infrastructure to the company’s wholly-owned Irgon Lithium Mine Project offers significant value and ramps up the near-term production schedule, putting QMC in a position to take advantage of rising lithium prices.

The region’s historic resource estimate of lithium is well documented in a 1956 Assessment Report developed by a previous owner, Lithium Corporation of Canada Ltd. The project’s historical resource estimate of 1.2 million tons grading 1.51% lithium-oxide over a strike length of 365 meters and to a depth of 213 meters is being updated by QMC through a detailed channel sampling and subsequent drill program.

North Face Software Ltd. recently created an interactive 3-D model of the Irgon Dike utilizing all historical data derived from past drilling and underground work. The 3-D model clearly demonstrates that exploration and underground development has only taken place on the central portion of the dike, leaving significant potential to quickly increase tonnage.

The company’s latest assay results, obtained from 144 channel samples at QMC’s Irgon Lithium Mine Project, provided encouraging and positive results that compare favorably with the historic assays. QMC has received a drill permit from the Sustainable Development Office of the Manitoba government and is in the process of requesting and assessing bids from drilling contractors. The company plans to begin a 2,000-meter drill program to confirm the historic lithium oxide assay results documented in the historic 1953-54 drill program.

QMC’s experienced leadership team includes specialists in mineral exploration, geology, engineering, new business development, marketing and investor relations. The company’s team of qualified advisors includes consultant Bruce E. Goad, P.Geo., who has 40 years of experience in mineral exploration in Canada, Argentina, Asia and Africa. As a Qualified Person, Goad has worked on numerous deposit styles including rare element pegmatites, porphyry, banded iron formation (BIF) gold deposits, skarn, greisens,  and VMS. He has a wide and varied skill set which includes precious, base, industrial and rare metal projects with a sharp focus on gold exploration. Goad is the author of several scholarly publications on pegmatite granites of the southeastern Manitoba region.

The market for lithium has surged over the past three years with prices per metric ton tripling. The world’s rising demand for portable power can easily been seen in the electric vehicle and mobile device industries – both of which use lithium-based, renewable batteries as a power resource. QMC’s high potential prospects and experienced management team, both in geology and corporate finance, put QMC and its shareholders in an excellent position to take advantage of the lithium, precious and base metals markets.

QMC Quantum Minerals Corp. (QMCQF), closed the day's trading session at $0.24124, up 17.56%, on 94,987 volume with 36 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 60,247 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.1155/$0.92.

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Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD).

Sugarmade, Inc. (OTC:SGMD) was highlighted today in a report from Financialnewsmedia.com examining how a big question lately has been circulating around in the legal marijuana industry as the market continues to grow at a rapid pace: Is Indoor or Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation Key To Success… Or Is It Something Else Entirely? The challenge for all growers, indoors and out, remains controlling costs and maximizing yield.

Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD) one of the largest publicly traded hydroponics supply companies moving into the industrial hemp space, is a product and brand marketing company investing in products and brands with disruptive potential. Sugarmade’s brands include: ZenHydro.com; CarryOutSupplies.com; and BudLife. Headquartered in Monrovia, California, a city within Los Angeles county, Sugarmade has various business operations in diverse marketplaces including packaging and paper goods for various industries, agricultural supplies.

Sugarmade has expanded into the European hydroponics supply market with a growing base of orders taken through Amazon UK. Over the past few financial quarters, Sugarmade has seen revenue growth patterns expand geographically. As recently as mid-2017, the majority of hydroponic-related revenue growth was seen from California and other West Coast marketplaces, however growth is becoming more geographically dispersed among U.S. states where legalization has eased restriction. This movement into the United Kingdom further expands the base of geographic growth areas for Sugarmade.

Sugarmade recently launched a new corporate initiative in the booming industrial hemp and CBD, committing up to $1 million in capital over the next 12 months to invest in Hempistry, Inc., a privately held Nevada corporation. Hempistry has begun planting an ultra-high cannabidiol (CBD) industrial hemp strain on a land option it holds on 23,000 acres of prime Kentucky farmland. The strain of industrial hemp being grown by Hempistry is ultra-rich in CBD but contains less than 0.3 percent of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis. The U.S. hemp industry is expected to produce well over $1 billion in revenues in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate of 14 percent through 2022, according to the Hemp Business Journal.

Demand for industrial hemp and products derived from hemp is soaring, with no let-up in sight, which the company sees as a “tremendous opportunity to become a supplier to this fast-growing sector,” said Chairman and CEO Jimmy Chan, who is also an advisor and minority shareholder of Hempistry.

Sugarmade’s investment into the market for high-CBD hemp is expected to be highly accretive for common shareholders in two ways. First, Sugarmade’s investment will be in the form of common shares in Hempistry allowing Sugarmade common shareholders to possibly benefit from any future initial public offering of Hempistry. Second, Sugarmade is expected to sign a supply agreement with Hempistry for cultivation supplies, which would be additive to corporate revenues.

Sugarmade has also completed a master market agreement with industry leader BizRight Hydroponics, Inc., a leading marketer and manufacturer of cannabis and hydroponic growth supplies, which offers a range of hydroponics-related products including: HPS grow lights, electronic ballasts, HPS bulbs, nutrient mixes, environmental control products, pH measurement and calibration solutions and storage products. BizRight operates the ZenHydro.com website and other e-commerce properties and sells various products to distributors and retailers. BizRight is expected to produce in excess of $30 million in revenues during 2017, with substantial growth expected for 2018.

Sugarmade division CarryOutSupplies.com, the leader in paper and plastic take-out supplies, serves nationwide customers by offering a wide array of high quality products that are cost-efficient, custom-made and delivered on time. This business unit currently serves 2,000 quick service restaurants, garnering from 30-40 percent of the market share. Sugarmade plans to expand operations via the addition of market share and the introduction of new product offerings.

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CEO Jimmy Chan is an experienced business executive instrumental in growing multiple business operations with a strong expertise in international trade and banking, and international manufacturing and importation. He is also the founder of CarryOutSupplies.com, a company that revolutionized the custom-printed paper supplies subsector of the quick service restaurant industry, which merged with Sugarmade in 2014.

Arman Tabatabaei serves as operations consultant, providing high-level, day-to-day strategic guidance and tactical operational supervision for all aspects of the corporation’s business. He is an expert at data collection and analysis relative to resource management, risk forecasting and profit and loss management.

Sugarmade specializes in growing and acquiring innovative brands to maximize value for company employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. Sugarmade believes its future is very bright as the company expands operations within the cultivation sector and rapidly increases its revenue base.

Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD), closed the day's trading session at $0.0782, up 5.25%, on 1,874,081 volume with 235 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,563,703 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.062/$0.292.

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SinglePoint, Inc. (SING)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight SinglePoint, Inc. (SING).

SingleSeed, a subsidiary of SinglePoint (OTCQB:SING) a fully reporting company providing mobile payments, ancillary cannabis services launches PHYTO-BITES on SingleSeed.com. The company’s subsidiary SingleSeed.com has added a new vertical to its robust product line up. Serving pet owners with a brand-new offering that is formulated to reduce stress, pain, separation anxiety and inflammation. PHYTO-BITES is manufactured and supplied by CBD Unlimited formerly (Endexx) (OTC:EDXC). The two companies are working collaboratively to distribute this product online and in store all over the nation. Also today, CannabisNewsWire released a report highlighting the company which examines the recent news that the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill changes the way that CBD-based products are legally classified. If the federal government permits the sale of cannabis-sourced products online, established companies in the space could reap huge rewards.

SinglePoint, Inc. (SING) is a diversified holding company with operations in multiple industries and verticals including two high-performing market sectors: legal cannabis and cryptocurrencies. SinglePoint has grown from a full-service mobile technology provider to a recognizable brand with a diverse portfolio of undervalued subsidiaries with multiple revenue streams.

SinglePoint is researching opportunities where it can be an active participant by influencing the strategy and direction of high-potential companies whose verified assets offer attractive possibilities for shareholders. The company is guided by a visionary leadership team with extensive experience in technology, engineering, marketing and raising capital.

SinglePoint is bullish on the cannabis industry, bitcoin and blockchain technologies, which is evident in its recent acquisitions and joint-venture announcements. Recent SinglePoint key highlights include:

  • A joint venture with Smart Cannabis Corporation (OTC: SCNA) to license and market Smart Cannabis’ SMART APP. SMART APP enables cannabis growers to measure all aspects of cultivation, from soil nutrient levels to watering cycles and carbon dioxide content in the air. SMART APP will integrate SinglePoint’s bitcoin payment solution to enable growers to process safer and more secure transactions.
  • A joint venture with Global Payout (OTC: GOHE) will build on existing financial technology solutions developed by SinglePoint and Global Payout’s subsidiary MoneyTrac Technology, Inc., to fully optimize the delivery of mobile payment applications for domestic and international organizations.
  • A joint venture with AppSwarm (OTC: SWRM) to start development on a proprietary delivery application that will enable licensed cannabis delivery services and licensed dispensaries to safely make in-home cannabis deliveries.
  • Signed original “Shark Tank” member Kevin Harrington as company spokesman for an innovative, compatible virtual wallet to store any type of cryptocurrency. Harrington recently finished shooting a new national ad campaign featuring SinglePoint and the virtual wallet’s secure method of storing cryptocurrencies.
  • Entered into a letter of intent to acquire 100 percent of Bitcoin Beyond, a premier platform that enables merchants to accept bitcoin payments using existing web-enabled point-of-sale devices.
  • Through SING subsidiary, SingleSeed, the company will soon offer a proprietary cryptocurrency solution that links both cannabis merchants and consumers who seek to take advantage of bitcoin-powered transactions using debit and credit cards. In addition to making bitcoin-backed card purchases possible, the solution enables cannabis dispensaries to digitally track and manage their product inventories, performing tasks like uploading product data, photos and descriptions. The system deducts items automatically from a dispensary’s product listings when a purchase is made. While this fully KYC-AML compliant point-of-sale platform can be utilized for any other retail setting, it will fill a critical need in the underbanked cannabis industry as it continues to seek non-cash payment solutions outside of traditional banking circles.

SinglePoint CEO and founder Greg Lambrecht leads the company in its mission to capture opportunities through an aggressive expansion strategy across a broad range of assets. Lambrecht oversees all company operations including investor relations, leadership of the board of directors, and daily business activities. As the founder of PCI, a leading consumer product distribution company, Lambrecht negotiated agreements with the nation’s largest retail outlets and led PCI through a NASDAQ listed IPO, raising $10 million.

Eric Lofdahl, SinglePoint’s chief technology officer, has more than 20 years of experience in the technology sector including positions in software development, program management, complex system integration and engineering process definition. Prior to SinglePoint, Lofdahl worked at the Boeing Company where he led a team that successfully developed advanced wireless and satellite data products based on commercial technology for the U.S. Air Force.

SinglePoint President Wil Ralston is well known for his successful track record of building and maintaining great relationships with clients. Ralston graduated cum laude from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University with a degree in Global Agribusiness and a specialization in Professional Golf Management. He is currently recognized by the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) as a Class A Professional.

SinglePoint, Inc. (SING), closed the day's trading session at $0.0193, up 5.52%, on 5,572,323 volume with 268 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 6,404,402 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0106/$0.092.

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Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Net Element (NETE).

Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE), a global technology-driven group which specializes in mobile payments and value-added transactional services, has emerged as a leader in the transactional services industry. It continues to evolve and is powered by its central mission: to set the standard for omni-channel payment acceptance and value-added service offerings with an emphasis on creating a unified global transaction acceptance ecosystem.

Net Element (NETE), is a global financial technology and value-added solutions group that supports electronic payments acceptance in an omni-channel environment spanning across point-of-sale, e-commerce, and mobile devices. Net Element operates a payments-as-a-service transactional model and value-added services platform for small to medium enterprises in the U.S. and selected emerging markets. Internationally, Net Element’s strategy is to leverage its omni-channel platform to deliver flexible offerings to emerging markets with diverse banking, regulatory and demographic conditions. Net Element was ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500 ™ and South Florida Business Journal’s 2016 fastest growing technology companies.

Net Element believes the future of global commerce is being revolutionized as consumers quickly migrate toward omni-channel shopping utilizing mobile devices, desktop, and online services. Net Element’s all-in-one payment solutions support and unify a whole range of applications through a single, robust platform, allowing global onboarding and support for multiple payment methods.

With an eye on emerging markets, Net Element is pursuing growth opportunities and footholds in a number of industries. The company’s most recent application of its technology is to the cannabis industry, which is paced to hit $591 million and could increase 40 times in the next four years. This rampant growth also creates heightened need for smooth transactions between merchants and consumers. Payment processing and compliance for the cannabis industry has become increasingly complex, and Net Element’s Unified Payments subsidiary is addressing the challenges by offering a compliant, seamlessly integrated payment solution that makes it simple to transact.

Net Element has also launched a blockchain-focused business unit that will develop and deploy blockchain technology-based solutions. Net Element expects the new division to create a decentralized crypto-based ecosystem that will act as a framework for an unlimited number of value-added services, connecting merchants and consumers in a seamless, economically efficient transaction. This new business unit intends to also identify and invest in unique projects that decentralize and disrupt the payment processing industry by combining blockchain technology and real-world applications with talented development teams, strong fundamentals and addressable markets large in size.

“We believe that we’re at the dawn of a new evolution where additional digital payment methods are being introduced,” Net Element CEO Oleg Firer, says. “Introduction of our division focused on blockchain as part of the NASDAQ-listed entity will add transparency and compliance assurance to our investors as well as provide access to deploy value-added services to over 20 million electronic commerce clients that are currently part of Net Element’s growing network.”

Net Element clients are treated to customized solutions that provide the flexibility needed to keep up with customers. Among the services offered are mobile payment apps that accept payments anywhere, anytime; cloud-based solutions built to increase productivity and enhance revenue for clients and partners; marketing solutions that turn lookers into buyers; and business analytics that make it easy for clients to monitor business metrics, engage with customers and compare the competition. Its multi-channel platform combines e-commerce, offline, point-of-sale, comprehensive back office tools, mobile point-of-sale, credit scoring and customer interaction in one powerful platform-as-a-service technology.

Net Element owns and operates a global mobile payments and transactional processing provider, TOT Group, Inc., with the following subsidiaries:

  • Unified Payments – An award-winning, customized mobile billing and payments solution, recognized by Inc. Magazine as the No. 1 Fastest Growing Company in America in 2012.
  • Digital Provider – A leading provider of SMS messaging and mobile billing solutions.
  • Aptito – A next-generation, all-in-one, cloud-based restaurant management and point-of-sale payments platform using wireless technology.
  • Payonline – A fully integrated, processor agnostic electronic commerce platform.

Net Element is ranked No. 418 on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™ list of North America’s 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies. Net Element grew 190 percent. The company’s chief executive officer, Oleg Firer, credits the company’s progression to organic growth in its North America Transactions Segment, specifically the success of its Unified Payments brand, which focuses on value-added payment acceptance solutions for small to medium enterprises in the United States.

“The Deloitte 2017 North America Technology Fast 500 winners underscore the impact of technological innovation and world class customer service in driving growth, in a fiercely competitive environment,” said Sandra Shirai, vice chairman, Deloitte Consulting LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “These companies are on the cutting edge, and are transforming the way we do business.”

Net Element’s suite of application performing interfaces (APIs) and connectors power commerce for businesses of all sizes through multi-channel platforms, all-in-one digital solutions, and end-to-end encryption of cardholder data utilizing tamper resistant hardware that ensures integrity and simplifies security.

Net Element’s corporate team is led by director and CEO Oleg Firer, who is responsible for the overall vision, strategy and execution of the company’s mission of powering global commerce. He is joined by CFO Jeffrey Ginsburg, CPA, and Steven Wolberg, who is the company’s chief legal officer and secretary. Each corporate officer brings a unique blend of leadership, vision, experience and creative energy to the company.

From mobile payments and value-added transactional innovations such as Digital Provider and Aptito to e-commerce and retail payment transaction processing brands like Payonline and United Payments, Net Element is transforming the online and mobile experience.

Net Element (NETE), closed the day's trading session at $6.20, off by 1.59%, on 44,997 volume with 193 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 315,875 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.75/$14.38.

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Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Youngevity International, Inc. (YGYI).

Leading omni-direct lifestyle company Youngevity International (NASDAQ: YGYI) today announced fourth-quarter 2018 semifinalists for its Better Health Challenge and launched updates to the 2019 challenge, including daily flash briefings through Amazon's Alexa Platform. To view the full press release, visit: http://nnw.fm/H0tkL. Also today, CannabisNewsWire released a report on the company. To view the full publication, titled “Companies Explore Market Potential for Ready-to-Drink CBD Beverages,” visit: http://cnw.fm/TZr7d.

Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI) is a leading omni-direct lifestyle company offering a hybrid of the direct selling business model that includes e-commerce and the power of social selling. Among the Top 100 Global Direct Selling Companies, Youngevity offers products from the six top selling retail categories: health/nutrition, home/family, food/beverage (including coffee), spa/beauty, apparel/jewelry, and a range of innovative services. Created through the 2011 merger of Youngevity Essential Life Sciences with Javalution® Coffee Company, today’s Youngevity International Inc. is a virtual worldwide Main Street of products and services under one corporate entity that supports a healthy and empowered lifestyle.

Youngevity International is dedicated to improving lifestyles through the universal desires of vibrant health and flourishing economics. Catering to health-conscious consumers, Youngevity believes that combining the best of the direct selling industry with the fundamentals and capabilities of a traditional business model will maximize shareholder value. The company’s Nutritional, Lifestyle and Telecommunications products and services are distributed through a global network of Preferred Customers and Distributors.

Youngevity’s wholly owned CLR Roasters LLC business line offers quality branded and private label coffee to retail stores, office coffee services, hospitality, food services, distributors, convenience, petrol stores and vending businesses. Today, CLR Roasters is the largest coffee provider for cruise lines in North America and the second largest roaster in the state of Florida. Producing a consistent premium product with superior taste, CLR Roasters has earned numerous certifications that demonstrate the company’s commitment to the craft of providing the highest quality coffee products using the best practice standards available.

Youngevity, operating in the direct-selling channel, is rapidly expanding its product and distributor base through acquisitions and mergers under an innovative concept called “the Network Cloud” that provides other direct selling companies with a home base. The company’s YoungevityGO2 mobile distributor app, a new technology-driven web platform supporting expansion of global e-commerce and social selling platforms, is available on Google Play and the App Store. In addition to the Network Cloud concept, Youngevity International owns CLR Coffee Roasters which operates a traditional coffee roasting business offering a JavaFit® gourmet product line that vertically integrates with Youngevity and its growing network of direct marketers.

Youngevity International offers more than 1,000 high quality, technologically advanced products under the following categories:

  • Health and Nutrition
  • Home and Family
  • Food and Beverage
  • Spa and Beauty
  • Fashion
  • Essential Oils
  • Photo and scrapbooking
  • Services for Home and Business

Youngevity International Inc. has compiled a best-in-class management team with a strong track record of success in private and public companies. Steve Wallach, CEO, has nearly two decades of sales and network marketing experience and has successfully guided Youngevity International Inc. to become an international, publicly-traded direct marketing company positioned for worldwide growth. Dave Briskie, president and CFO, has shepherded the company’s development into a fully vertical coffee roasting and distribution company that owns the direct marketing brand JavaFit® and the retail brand, Café La Rica.

Youngevity has also attracted a stunning group of Brand Evangelists who endorse its products. Among these are actress, author and well-known health and wellness activist Marilu Henner; former NBA basket player, Mike “Stinger” Glenn; former NFL wide receiver Drew Pearson; “Greatest Natural Bodybuilder in the World” Gene Nelson; and WNBA champion, Olympic gold medalist Delisha Jones.

Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI), closed the day's trading session at $6.52, off by 1.21%, on 82,368 volume with 615 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 245,062 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.167/$16.25.

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ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX).

ChineseInvestors.com, Inc. (OTCQB: CIIX), the premier online financial information provider for Chinese investors, announced today that its wholly owned foreign enterprise, CBD Biotechnology Co. Ltd. ("CBD Biotech"), officially launched its first self-branded rice wine alcohol product, Hemp Wine. CBD Biotech will begin offering Hemp Wine gift sets off-line immediately along with its other leading alcohol product, Wuliangye Nafu liquor, a Chinese baijiu, with an official on-line sales launch to follow shortly thereafter.

Founded in 1999, ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX) has become a leading financial information website for Chinese-speaking investors in the United States and China. Recognizing unprecedented opportunities in the U.S. cannabis industry, CIIX is also laying the groundwork to capitalize on growing demand for cannabidiol (CBD)-based nutrition and health products.

Through its primary website, www.ChineseInvestors.com, CIIX offers a variety of investor education products and services, including real-time market commentary, analysis and educational related services in Chinese language character sets; consultative services to smaller private companies considering becoming a public company; and advertising and public relations related support services.

At the center of this initiative is the ChineseInvestors Method, a unique integration of a disciplined investing process, web-based tools, personalized instructions and support. Using this strategy, CIIX provides reliable market information to help investors make informed investment decisions and meet their individualized financial goals.

CIIX is also leveraging its financial expertise to enter into the burgeoning CBD industry, which within a few years has grown from a relatively invisible sector to a billowing market expected to reach $2.1 billion in consumer sales by 2020.

The increasing demand for CBD-based products is a catalyst for innovative business endeavors. To this accord, CIIX has established a three-year development plan to capitalize on the convergence of CBD and the nutrition and health products market in mainland China, where the benefits of CBD oil have not been widely recognized.

Under a wholesale agreement with a reputable CBD health brand, CIIX is launching the world’s first online CBD health products store published in the Chinese language. The site, www.ChineseCBDoil.com, caters to a growing number of Chinese people awakening to the numerous health benefits of CBD oil for treatment of a variety of conditions such as anxiety, stress, poor sleep, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. CIIX expects to launch this website at the end of January 2017, and plans to sell CBD-infused products via online and in-store.

In conjunction, CIIX’s cannabis-focused “Yelp”-style mobile app is in development as a platform for Chinese people to review and discuss various cannabis products. The app will be the first marijuana social media mobile app designed for Chinese-speaking customers worldwide.

ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX), closed the day's trading session at $0.465, off by 5.53%, on 219,445 volume with 114 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 206,925 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.365/$1.25.

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Kontrol Energy Corp. (CSE: KNR) (FSE: 1K8)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Kontrol Energy Corp. (CSE: KNR).

Kontrol Energy Corp. (CSE: KNR, FSE: 1K8) announces that it has purchased the IP and Patents of Dimax Controls Canada Inc. ("Dimax") and rebranded the energy software technology as Kontrol SmartSite®. Following the successful acquisition of the operating assets of MCW Dimax Ltd. on April 30, 2018, Kontrol has now acquired the IP, formerly licensed to MCW Dimax Ltd., which includes 2 US patents and 1 Canadian patent. The transaction has been structured as an asset purchase.

Kontrol Energy Corp. (CSE: KNR) (FSE: 1K8) specializes in the integration of smart energy technologies and solutions for North American commercial and industrial property owners and operators to help them benefit from energy cost savings and minimize greenhouse gas emissions. Kontrol is a leader in the energy efficiency sector through IoT, Cloud and SaaS technology and is ranked by Canadian Business and Maclean’s as the 7th fastest growing startup in 2018.

Kontrol’s leadership position is reshaping the way customers use, manage and strategically allocate energy resources to realize immediate energy savings by gaining more control over energy consumption and demand in real-time.

As the fastest growing global “fuel source,” energy efficiency is big business with industry analysts noting this multi-trillion-dollar market offers significant opportunities over the next five years. Established market segments include: energy retrofits ($71.4 billion); distributed generation ($179.9 billion); energy analytics ($33.5 billion); and greenhouse gas/carbon measurement, reduction ($1.2 trillion). Each $1 invested in energy efficiency displaces up to $3 of utility-scale transmission and distribution investment, according to the International Energy Agency.

Formed in 2015 by a group of energy veterans who recognized that the energy efficiency industry is one of the fastest growing fuel sources for the global economy, Kontrol is committed to enhancing and improving its customers sustainability objectives. In less than two years, Kontrol has grown its revenue run rate to $16 million from $1.8 million, delivering on stated goals and objectives as it seeks to continue this pattern through accretive acquisitions and the expansion of the company’s smart energy technologies.

Up to 50 percent of Kontrol’s overall revenues are recurring annually, and the company’s 2019 outlook includes strategic initiatives that will expand the company’s smart energy technologies to U.S. markets, bring additional accretive and strategic acquisitions, and accelerate recurring SaaS revenues.

Kontrol’s strategy of disciplined mergers and acquisitions includes the following highlights:

  • Acquisition of Log-One Ltd.’s award-winning energy conservation technology, Energy Management System (“EMS”), an intelligent, occupancy-based heating and air-conditioning control system for commercial and multi-residential real estate. Rebranded as Kontrol EMS Technology, the company has added IoT and mobile application capabilities, creating a recurring revenue platform through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform.
  • Acquisition of ORTECH Consulting Inc., an engineering consulting firm specializing in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting, emission testing, air quality testing and renewable energy/power consulting.
  • Acquisition of Efficiency Engineering Inc. (“EE Inc.”), which provides engineering services to industrial, municipal and commercial building owners across Canada. EE Inc. provides detailed energy efficiency analysis, energy audits, management of facility system solutions, electrical and mechanical design and energy conservation studies.
  • Acquisition of MCW Dimax Ltd. (“MCX”), a firm specializing in solutions for the application of energy software to analyze the management of complex heating, ventilation and cooling systems for large residential, commercial, and mission critical real estate owners.
  • Acquisition of CEM Specialties Inc. (“CEMSI”), a market leader in turn-key emission monitoring, equipment and solutions.

The company has also established entry into the North American cannabis market as a supplier of integrated energy efficiency solutions and technologies. Within this market, Kontrol is focused on assisting cannabis growers to reduce the cost of energy and support mission critical infrastructures. To date, Kontrol has secured two contracts to provide energy efficiency services with Licensed Producers in the Canadian cannabis sector.

The Kontrol Energy group of companies is currently saving its customers more than 40 million kilowatt hours of electricity per annum and providing a corresponding reduction in GHG emissions.

Kontrol’s management team includes CEO Paul Ghezzi, a leader in clean tech, renewable energy development, solar project financing and distributed generation. Ghezzi has global experience in power generation projects under Feed-in Tariff programs and Power Purchase Agreement programs for both commercial and utility-scale projects. COO Kristian Lavereau has more than 25 years of experience in the IT solutions (analytics and mobile computing), energy optimization and efficiency (intelligent control systems, solar PV, lighting). Claudio Del Vasto, CPA, CA | CFO, is a senior finance executive with an extensive background in corporate finance, strategy and business development.

Kontrol Energy Corp. (CSE: KNR), closed the day's trading session at $0.59, off by 4.84%, on 6,000 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 21,061 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.46/$1.55.

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Spectrum Global Solutions, Inc. (SGSI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Spectrum Global Solutions, Inc. (SGSI).

Leading telecommunications engineering and infrastructure services provider Spectrum Global Solutions, Inc. (OTC: SGSI) recently announced the acquisition of Telnet Solutions Inc. (TNS), a telecom service company that offers design, installation and maintenance of structured cabling system solutions to the enterprise market.

Spectrum Global Solutions, Inc. (SGSI) is a leading single-source provider of end-to-end, next-generation wireless and wireline network infrastructure services and staffing solutions to the service provider (carrier) and corporate enterprise markets across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Caribbean. Spectrum Global Solutions provides services directly to carriers, aggregators, utilities, enterprise, Project Management Organizations (PMO) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) clientele through the following subsidiaries:

  • AW Solutions, Inc. and AW Solutions Puerto Rico, LLC – Provides best-in-class communications infrastructure deployment services to carriers, OEMs, PMOs, utilities and enterprise clients by offering discrete and full turnkey service solutions for wireless and wireline clientele. AW Solutions holds professional engineering licenses in all contiguous states and in the District of Columbia and Hawaii; the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador; in Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • ADEX Corporation and ADEX Puerto Rico, LLC – An international service organization providing turnkey services and staffing solutions to telecommunications carriers and enterprise clients. Since 1993, ADEX has been assisting telecommunications companies throughout the project life cycle of any network deployment. ADEX and its service capabilities extend from the most basic installation functions to the most advanced engineering disciplines for today and tomorrow’s communications networks. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ADEX employs technical professionals and provides infrastructure services worldwide via domestic and international locations.
  • Tropical Communications, Inc. – A state licensed electrical and underground utility contractor headquartered in Miami, Florida, providing all types of communications and infrastructure facility structured wiring services and solutions since 1984.

Through its subsidiaries, Spectrum Global Solutions is a comprehensive single-source provider for professional services and solutions for the development, deployment and maintenance of wireless/Distributed Antenna System (DAS)/small cell/wireline and fiber networks and infrastructure. The company’s services range in scope from a single activity to multiyear, multi-region, large-scale turnkey development contracts with a deepening pool of international, national, regional and local projects. Spectrum Global Solutions has completed more than 150,000 project activities on wireless, DAS, wireline and fiber networks across the United States utilizing licensed professional engineers, project managers, technicians and general contractors.

Market Opportunity

Growth projections for the telecom industry show a high growth cycle 2018 through 2025 with a four-fold increase in domestic mobile data traffic and up to $150 billion in fiber investment over the next 5-7 years (Deloitte, 2017). The worldwide explosion of smart phones, tablets and BYOD by customers demanding rapid deployment of new apps, private networks with better coverage and enhanced capacity provides a compelling enterprise opportunity market. The imminent rollout of 5G next generation networks, IOT (Internet-Of-Things) technology deployments, the FirstNet national public safety system, small cell/network densification, Dish Network Deployment, fiber and infrastructure network builds for backhaul and expanded deployments, new FCC spectrum auctions and upgrades to 4G, DAS and small cell networks are contributing to a projected $157 billion in U.S. telecommunication carrier capital expenditures by 2021.

Management

CEO Roger Ponder has served as a director of Spectrum Global Solutions since April 2017. Ponder served as President/CEO of Summit Capital Advisors, LLC, and Summit Broadband, LLC a provider of consulting services to private equity and institutional banking entities in the telecommunications, cable and media/internet sectors. He also served as a member of the board of directors of InterCloud Systems, Inc. and served as its Chief Operating Officer from November 2012 to March 2015. Prior to that Ponder retired from Time Warner Kansas City Division as President/CEO. Ponder brings extensive business development, strategic planning and operational experience to the Company.

Keith Hayter is President of Spectrum Global Solutions and has served as a director of the Company since April 2017. Hayter has also served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of AW Solutions Inc. and AW Solutions Puerto Rico LLC since November 2006. He was Vice President and General Manager of Alcoa Wireless Services from 2001-2006. Hayter served in both the U.S. and British armies and brings extensive multi-national experience in the start-up, development, management and growth of companies in the telecommunication, engineering and construction industry.

Spectrum Global Solutions, Inc. (SGSI), closed the day's trading session at $0.189, up 11.18%, on 9,504 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 23,497 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.10/$2.59.

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