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AmeraMex International, Inc. (AMMX)

Zacks, Insider Financial, Stock Day Media, Stock Rock and Roll, InvestorsHub, OTC.Watch, MarketWatch, Wallet Investor, Wall Street Analyzer, Spotlight Growth, Street Insider, Macroaxis, OTC Markets, YCharts, GlobeNewswire, Morningstar, Seeking Alpha, Dividend Investor, Simply Wall St, MarketBeat, last10k, Nasdaq, Investors Hangout, and GuruFocus reported beforehand on AmeraMex International, Inc. (AMMX), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

AmeraMex International, Inc. is a provider of heavy equipment for logistics companies, infrastructure construction, and forestry conservation. The Company has greater than three decades of experience in heavy equipment sales and service. It serves customers in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. OTCQB-listed, AmeraMex International has its corporate headquarters in Chico, California.

AmeraMex International has a large equipment refurbishing facility in Northern California. There, it refurbishes millions of dollars of used equipment and resells to customers in the United States and worldwide. AmeraMex has three business units. These are Hamre Equipment Inc., Hamre Heavy Haul; and Hamre Parts & Service.

The Company is a provider of new and refurbished heavy equipment to logistics companies, infrastructure construction, logging companies, US Military, and forestry conservation organizations—nationally and internationally. AmeraMex has agreements with U.S.-based ASV to market their line of new mastication equipment; with U.S. manufacturers Taylor Machine Works to market their line of new heavy-duty forklifts and empty/loaded container handlers; and Terex Heavy Equipment to market their line of new front-end loaders, scrapers, and excavators.

AmeraMex International supplies equipment to many different industries. Nonetheless, 30 percent of its revenue is generated from sales of new and refurbished container handlers to port-side logistic companies and distribution centers across the United States. About 80 percent of the Company’s sales are made up of refurbished equipment.

Recently, AmeraMex International announced that it received an order totaling approximately $210,000. This order consisted of a refurbished Taylor loaded container handler. The 2004 Taylor model THDC-955 was to be delivered to a customer in Seattle, Washington.

This week, AmeraMex International reported results for its financial year ended December 31, 2019. It reported Revenue of roughly $13.4 million versus Revenue of roughly $9.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2018. This represents a 37 percent increase.

AmeraMex reported Gross Profit of $3.1 million versus Gross Profit of $3.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2018. Gross Profit, as a percentage of sales, was 23 percent. The Company reported Net Income for the year of roughly $.337 million versus Net Income of $.886 million for the year ended December 31, 2018. The reduction of Net Income for 2019 was due in part to a onetime charge of $.567 million for the early extinguishment of debt in Q2 of 2019.

AmeraMex International, Inc. (AMMX), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.01, even for the day, on 154,438 volume with 7 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 384,927 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.007799999/$0.022199999.

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American Battery Metals Corporation (ABML)

OTC Markets, Stockwatch, Real Investment Advice, TipRanks, Penny Stock Hub, Mining Stock Education, Proactive Investors, Mining Journal, Investing.com, Wallet Investor, Simply Wall St, Big News Network, Mining Capital, Investors Hangout, Business Insider, Newsfilecorp, and Stockhouse reported earlier on American Battery Metals Corporation (ABML), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

American Battery Metals Corporation is a premier battery metal exploration and development company. Its emphasis is on its Railroad Valley battery metal project in the State of Nevada with the objective of becoming a major domestic supplier of battery metals to the increasing electric vehicles (EV) and battery storage markets in the United States. The Company previously went by the name Oroplata Resources, Inc. It changed its name to American Battery Metals Corporation in May of 2019. Incorporated in 2011, American Battery Metals is based in Incline Village, Nevada and the Company lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

American Battery Metals, via its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and development of lithium properties. The Company announced in July of 2019 that results of its first geophysical exploration program demonstrate that a large and undefined reservoir exists on its property in Railroad Valley, Nevada. The geophysical Magnetotelluric (MT) Survey was conducted over a square mile area by Zonge International of Reno, Nevada. Zonge has extensive experience in geophysical data acquisition and target identification on Lithium Exploration Projects.

The results of the geophysical survey indicate two large conductive zones located within the project area. "Conductive Zones" could indicate the presence of Lithium concentration in shallow clay deposits and in deeper Brine deposits. One of these conductive zones was earlier drill tested to a depth of 3,000 feet.

At present, American Battery Metals has mining claims on 26,000 acres in the area called the Western Nevada Basin, in Railroad Valley in Nye County, Nevada (WNB Claim). In the second half of 2017, the Company engaged experts to evaluate the region and the WNB Claim to target on-site exploration efforts. It determined that 260 claims of the WNB Claim were appropriate for its planned exploration that commenced in April of 2019.

Today, American Battery Metals announced the hiring of Mr. August Meng, previously of Tesla, as its Principal Chemical Engineer. Mr. Meng is a chemical engineer and a skilled bench chemist and has a PhD in Chemical Engineering. He specializes in the ground-up design and development of thermochemical conversion based systems throughout the renewable energy and lithium-ion battery industries.

Mr. Meng earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2013 from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, his M.E. in Pulp and Paper Engineering in 2009 from Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China, and his B.E. Chemical Engineering in 2006 from Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China.

American Battery Metals Corporation (ABML), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0385, off by 3.75%, on 4,230,715 volume with 134 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 7,057,538 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.02438/$0.370000004.

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Columbia Care, Inc. (CCHWF)

SmarterAnalyst, The Cannabis Reporter, Small Cap Power, Investing.com, Market Screener, InvestorsHub, TradingView, BioSpace, GuruFocus, InvestorX, EIN News, Pot Stock News, New Cannabis Ventures, Stockhouse, Technical420, Seeking Alpha, MarketWatch, Market Wire News, TipRanks, Wallet Investor, Stockwatch, Green Market Report and Dividend.com reported previously on Columbia Care, Inc. (CCHWF), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

OTCQX-listed, Columbia Care, Inc. operates in the medical cannabis industry in the United States and the European Union (EU). It provides a portfolio of high-quality cannabis-based health and wellness solutions. The Company’s goal is to lead the industry through taking advantage of data and research to drive innovation and improve access to cannabis and plant-based solutions. It has completed greater than 1.6 million sales transactions since inception. Formed in 2012, Columbia Care is headquartered in New York, New York.

Columbia Care is a vertically integrated medical cannabis enterprise with a U.S. license portfolio that allows for up to 730K square feet of cultivation and the potential to produce over 125 K kilograms of dried flower annually. Its patient-centric emphasis includes one-on-one consultations and follow-ups with pharmacists and experts.

Columbia Care offer brands and products that meet high standards of potency, purity, and predictability. Its proprietary, patent-pending medical brands are TheraCeed™, ClaraCeed™ and EleCeed™. These are pharmaceutical-quality and come in an array of formats. These formats include hard-pressed tablets, suppositories, vapes, and lotions.

In addition, the Company offers a variety of health and wellness brands and products in addition to its medical cannabis products. These include its own hemp CBD (cannabidiol) brands that are full spectrum, independent 3rd party tested, organic, GMO-free, and produced in cGMP-compliant facilities. Columbia Care’s flagship hemp CBD brand, Columbia Care Platinum Label, aims to set the standard in potency and purity.

The Company has established partnerships with some of the world’s foremost research institutions, universities, and medical schools to further medical cannabis research. This enables timely and relevant data collection and analysis, to increase future innovation. Columbia Care has locations all across the United States. It has locations in Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and Maryland.

Columbia Care announced this past January that it is one of 14 entities chosen by the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) to dispense medical cannabis in the State. Columbia Care’s Springville dispensary is ideally located in the "Art City" within Utah County, the second most populous county in the State, providing the Company with access to greater than 80 percent of the State’s residents.

This week, Columbia Care announced that it received approval for the dual listing of its common shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE). The Company’s common shares commenced trading in Canadian Dollars on the CSE on March 31, 2020 under the symbol CCHW. Also, its common shares will continue to trade in Canadian Dollars on its primary, senior listing exchange, the NEO Exchange (NEO), and the OTCQX® Best Market (OTC) in US Dollars and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Euros.

Columbia Care, Inc. (CCHWF), closed Thursday's trading session at $1.80, off by 2.7027%, on 55,842 volume with 35 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 30,817 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.779999971/$7.19910001.

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GreenStar Biosciences Corp. (GTSIF)

Investor Ideas, Barchart, WeedStreet420, Penny Stock Hub, InvestorX, Stockwatch, Investing Trends, Pressreader, CannabisNewsWire, MMJ Reporter, Cannabis Daily, InvestorsHub, OTC Markets, Wallstreet-Online, TradingView, Investors Observer, and BioPortfolio reported previously on GreenStar Biosciences Corp. (GTSIF), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

GreenStar Biosciences Corp. is a technology and services company listed on the OTC Markets. It provides real estate, financial, management, IP (Intellectual Property) and branding support to licensed cannabis businesses in the United States. Its intention is to foster growth by way of acquisitions and the development of additional assets, products and technologies in legal cannabis markets through leveraging its capital markets, branding, and operational expertise. GreenStar Biosciences is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Company operates a growing portfolio of tenant partner companies in the United States. It applies refined strategies tested in the Washington State market to help partner companies reach their full potential. Furthermore, GreenStar has exclusive licensing arrangements for proprietary technologies that support product development and operational efficiencies for its operations.

GreenStar Biosciences, via its subsidiary, currently owns certain assets including the property leases and IP of Cowlitz County Cannabis Cultivation, Inc. Cowlitz is a Tier 2 licensed cannabis producer and processor located in Washington State. Cowlitz is a leading processor, marketer, and vendor in the State. Cowlitz is known for sourcing high-quality cannabis sold at affordable prices. It products sell to a broad and established consumer base with a focus on medical and health-related purposes.

GreenStar Biosciences has also developed relationships with parties in important States. These include Michigan, West Virginia, California, Oregon and Nevada. The Company is pursuing initiatives in Michigan State. Michigan ranks as the number one State for medical cannabis sales among the U.S. States where medical cannabis is legal.

GreenStar Biosciences has also secured the exclusive worldwide right and sub-license to use and commercialize Progressive’s proprietary Micro-Grow Pod cultivation technology. Key benefits of this cultivation technology are a considerable decrease in resources needed. The cultivation technology is “Proof of Concept” verified through a small scale pilot operation within Cowlitz in Washington State.

In March, GreenStar Biosciences announced that its tenant partner Cowlitz County Cannabis Cultivation, Inc. generated more than US$19.5 million in Gross Sales Revenues for 2019. Rahim Rajwani, Chair of the Strategic Advisory Board to GreenStar Biosciences, said, "We are very pleased with the rate at which Cowlitz is growing. 2019 revenues represent a 33 percent increase over 2018." Cowlitz is one of the largest independent buyers of dried flower, producing greater than 2,000,000 pre-rolls per year.

GreenStar Biosciences Corp. (GTSIF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0343, up 22.50%, on 88,271 volume with 19 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 361,293 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.019999999/$0.318500012.

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MEG Energy Corp. (MEGEF)

Capital Cube, SmarterAnalyst, Nasdaq, Market Screener, Investing.com, Wallmine, Street Insider, Dividend.com, Stockhouse, News Welcome, YCharts, GuruFocus, Dividend Investor, Seeking Alpha, MarketWatch, Barchart, Barron’s, StockInvest.us, Wallet Investor, and Junior Mining Network reported earlier on MEG Energy Corp. (MEGEF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

MEG Energy Corp. focuses on sustainable in situ thermal oil development and production in the southern Athabasca region of the Province of Alberta. The Company has acquired a large, high-quality resource base, one that it believes holds some of the best in situ resources in Alberta. MEG transports and sells Access Western Blend to refiners across North America and around the world. Incorporated in 1999, MEG Energy has its corporate office in Calgary, Alberta. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets.

MEG Energy mainly engages in sustainable in situ thermal oil production at its Christina Lake Project. At present, this Project is the focus of the Company’s oil development. This multi-phased project is positioned 150 kilometers south of Fort McMurray in northeast Alberta. It consists of roughly 200 square kilometers of leases. The SAGD (Steam- Assisted Gravity Drainage) operation presently has regulatory approvals in place to produce about 210,000 bpd.

MEG Energy’s operations also include Cogeneration. This is the process of simultaneously producing steam and electricity. In the Company’s operations, the steam is used for SAGD bitumen recovery, while the electricity is used to power the plant site, with excess power sold to Alberta's power grid. The "energy return on investment", the amount of useable energy created from the burning of natural gas, is increased. Both bitumen and electricity are produced.

MEG Energy also has the Surmont Project as part of its operations. This is a proposed multi-phased development with a total design capacity of around 120,000 bpd. The Surmont leases are in the southern Athabasca region of Alberta, roughly 80 kilometers south of Fort McMurray. This is a region that has been extensively explored and developed for natural gas projects and oil resources.

The Surmont leases comprise roughly 80 square kilometers. They will feature SAGD bitumen recovery from the McMurray Formation, a reservoir that holds very similar properties to those at Christina Lake. Furthermore, this operation will feature associated steam cogeneration, well pads, water treatment and other related facilities.

In March, MEG Energy announced a 20 percent reduction in its 2020 capital program to $200 million from the original $250 million budget announced in November of 2019. Because of the recent major degradation in international oil prices, the Company is reducing its 2020 full year capital budget by 20 percent from $250 million to $200 million. Most of the $50 million capital reduction is a result of decreasing planned turnaround scope in Q3 and deferring costs associated with well pairs, which were earlier targeted to come on stream this year to bring post-turnaround production to about 100,000 bbls/d.

MEG Energy Corp. (MEGEF), closed Thursday's trading session at $1.4804, up 34.8768%, on 2,322,745 volume with 7,942 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 51,074 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.823800027/$6.13600015.

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Research Frontiers Incorporated (REFR)

StockInvest.us, Zacks, The Street, Morningstar, GuruFocus, Stocknews, Simply Wall St, Nasdaq, Proactive Investors, MarketBeat, ETF.com, MarketWatch, Seeking Alpha, Stocktwits, GlobeNewswire, Investing.com, YCharts, Market Chameleon, Stockhouse, Barron’s, Market Screener, MacroTrends, TMXmoney, InvestorsHub and Annual Reports reported earlier on Research Frontiers Incorporated (REFR), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Research Frontiers Incorporated is a technology company and the developer of patented SPD-Smart light-control film technology. This technology enables users to instantly, precisely and uniformly control the shading of glass or plastic products, either manually or automatically. The Company has invested greater than $100 million to develop and license out this technology to more than 40 companies internationally to serve the worldwide market. Research Frontiers has its head office in Woodbury, New York. The Company’s shares trade on the NasdaqGS.

Companies that Research Frontiers has licensed its smart glass technology to include well known chemical, material science and glass enterprises. Products using the Company’s smart glass technology are being used in tens of thousands of cars, aircraft, yachts, trains, homes, offices, museums and other buildings.

Regarding SPD-Smart Technology, electronically tintable glass developed by Research Frontiers changes the tint of any window, sunroof or skylight by electrically aligning tiny particles in a thin film within the glass or plastic. With the touch of a button, users can immediately change or tune the tint of their glass to help keep out harsh sunlight and 95 percent of the heat in its tinted (power off) state. Patented SPD-SmartGlass technology effectively blocks UV (Ultraviolet) and infrared rays irrespective of whether the glass is in its clear or tinted state.

In March, Research Frontiers announced its financial results for its Q4 and Full Year (FY) ended December 31, 2019. Its Fee Income from licensing activities for the year ended December 31, 2019 was $1,564,024 versus $1,488,642 for the year ended December 31, 2018. This represents a $75,382 increase between these two periods. The amount of SPD light-control film sold in 2019 reached a twelve-year record high.

Research Frontiers Net Loss grew by $1,122, 852 to $3,808,978 ($0.13 per common share) for the year ended December 31, 2019 versus $2,686,128 ($0.10 per common share) for the year ended December 31, 2018. Roughly $1,310,236 of the increase in Net Loss between these two periods were non-cash accounting expenses relating to the issuance of options and warrants, and other one-time charges. Without these items, the Net Loss for 2019 would have been $2,108,039 ($0.07 per common share) or $187,386 higher than in 2018.

Research Frontiers Incorporated (REFR), closed Thursday's trading session at $1.99, off by 8.7156%, on 237,652 volume with 826 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 121,073 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.97019994/$5.38000011.

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Talisker Resources Ltd. (TSKFF)

Corporate Knights, OTC Markets, Morningstar, Nasdaq, Market Screener, Stockwatch, Wallet Investor, Investing News, Junior Mining Network, Small Cap Power, InvestorX, Northern Miner, Dividend Investor, GuruFocus, Resource World, Equities.com, TradingView, Stockhouse, GlobeNewswire, Mining News Feed, MarketWatch and InvestorsHub reported earlier on Talisker Resources Ltd. (TSKFF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

A junior resource company, Talisker Resources Ltd. engages in the exploration of gold projects in the Province of British Columbia. Its projects include the Bralorne Gold Complex and also its Spences Bridge Project. The Company’s properties consist of 274,202 hectares over 289 claims, three leases and 173 crown grant claims. Talisker has several early to advanced stage projects. Talisker Resources has its corporate headquarters in Toronto, Ontario. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.

The Bralorne Gold Complex is an advanced stage project. It has significant exploration potential from a historical high-grade producing gold mine. Talisker acquired the Bralorne Gold Project in December of 2019. Talisker also has its Tulox Project. It is positioned in south-central British Columbia and comprises 18 contiguous mineral claims that cover an area of 14,753.4 hectares.

Moreover, the Spences Bridge Project is where Talisker Resources holds approximately 85 percent of the emerging Spences Bridge Gold Belt and a number of other early stage Greenfields projects. The Spences Bridge Regional Program comprises a 226,035-hectare land package encompassing the over 70 percent Spences Bridge Gold Belt in southern British Columbia. This package represents one of the single largest staking exercises in British Columbia history. A strategic alliance has been established with Westhaven Ventures, Inc. Westhaven owns the Shovelnose high-grade epithermal discovery contiguous to Talisker Resources’ claims.

Talisker Resources has its Shasta & Baker Mines Project. The Shasta Mine is 9 km east from Sable’s processing and camp facilities. There are two Production Leases, one at the Chappelle Property (P.L. No. 13, Lot 1048) and one at Shasta Mine (P.L. No. 48). Permitted tailings and waste facilities are used.

This week, Talisker Resources announced that it entered into an agreement with NaiKun Wind Energy Group, Inc. to purchase 19 Crown Grant mineral claims totaling 358.5 hectares within the Bralorne Gold Camp. The NaiKun Crown Grant mineral claims are five kilometers southwest of Goldbridge, British Columbia and partially underlay Talisker Resources’ present Bralorne Gold Project mineral tenure. The property sits seven kilometers directly along strike of the Bralorne-Pioneer mines.

Yesterday, Talisker Resources announced partial results from the first drill hole at the Bralorne Gold Project in British Columbia. The Company is undertaking a 11,200m drill program targeting high-grade veins at the Project. The results from hole SB-2020-001 are the first since Talisker acquired the Bralorne Gold Project.

The first hole targeted the PHW, P Main and P Main splay, and the J Veins. Highlights include 11.3 g/t Au over 0.9m from 237.50m to 238.40m intersecting the PHW Vein; and 27.3 g/t Au over 0.6m from 364m to 364.6m intersecting the P Main Vein Splay. Highlights also include 3.42 g/t Au over 1.58m from 437.92m to 439.5m intersecting the J Vein; and 16.45 g/t Au over 0.5m from 447.9m to 448.4m intersecting the J Vein Splay.

In addition, yesterday, Talisker Resources provided an operation update on its exploration activities at its 100 percent owned Bralorne Gold and Spences Bridge projects in British Columbia. At the Bralorne Gold Project, Talisker advises that it has temporarily suspended drilling operations for good practices in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the Spences Bridge Project, the Company has completed the planning for the continuation of its Phase 1 regional stream sediment and geological reconnaissance program where it is collecting 4,500 stream samples over two field seasons.

Talisker Resources Ltd. (TSKFF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.2044, off by 11.1304%, on 6,411 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 20,683 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.034899998/$0.465000003.

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Nippon Dragon Resources, Inc. (RCCMF)

OTC Markets Group, InvestorsHub, MarketWatch, Investor Place, Stock Gumshoe, Zacks, Dividend Investor, Morningstar, Talk Markets, Streetwise Reports, 4-Traders, Wallet Investor, GuruFoucs, YCharts, and Stockhouse reported previously on Nippon Dragon Resources, Inc. (RCCMF), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Nippon Dragon Resources, Inc. is a hybrid mining & technology enterprise listed on the OTC Markets. The Company has high potential and advanced stage mining assets combined with an innovative and exclusive green mining method. Nippon is active in the exploration and development of gold resources in the Province of Quebec. Nippon’s flagship gold property is Rocmec 1. Nippon Dragon Resources is headquartered in Brossard, Quebec.

The Company has its Thermal Fragmentation mining method. This mining method uses heat to 'spall' high-grade veins. This considerably lessens the use of explosives. The method only extracts the mineralized ore with minimal dilution. The extraction process allows thermal fragmentation with an accuracy of 2 cm to quickly extract any type of hard rock up to 110 cm wide. The thermal unit can be set up to extract a specific corridor. Thermal Fragmentation could be used as a stand-alone method or as a first-rate complement to any conventional hard rock mining operation.

In June of last year, Nippon Dragon Resources announced that following the sale of a Thermal Fragmentation Unit to its client, Metalfer Mining D.O.O, the Unit was shipped, received, inspected by border authorities and released to the client. Nippon’s technical team performed its customary four week orientation, training, and implementation programme of its thermal fragmentation mining method at Metalfer’s mining site in the Majdan Mountain district of Serbia.

Nippon Dragon Resources has a strategic partnership agreement with Val d’Or Resources (VOR). This partnership agreement will enhance Nippon Dragon’s position as an industry leader with its exclusive and patented Thermal Fragmentation technology. Through the creation of a new entity, Rocmec Gold, Inc., the new partnership is anticipated to substantially expand Nippon Dragon’s reach within Canada and other important markets.

Nippon’s flagship Rocmec 1 is a fully permitted project in Quebec. The project includes a 100-meter deep, two-compartment shaft, and an 844 meters decline, allowing access to four levels (50, 90, 110 and 130 meters).

Additionally, Nippon has its Denain Project. This project covers two contiguous mining properties (Venpar and Vauquelin) totaling 24 mining titles. The Denain Project is about 60 km east of Val d'Or, Quebec. At the end of August 2018, Nippon Dragon Resources announced that it signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with a group of private investors to develop its Denain gold property.

In addition, Nippon has its Courville-Maruska exploration property in Courville Township, roughly 32 kilometers’ northeast of Val-d'Or, Quebec. The property consists of 20 mining claims covering an area of around 800 hectares. The property is on a gold-bearing quartz vein system.

Nippon Dragon Resources, Inc. (RCCMF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.015, up 64.8352%, on 10,000 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 9,608 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.008999999/$0.041000001.

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Nanophase Technologies Corp. (NANX)

Schaeffer’s, StockEgg, Stealth Stocks, CoolPennyStocks, Wall Street Resources, SmarTrend Newsletters, Investment Contrarians, RedChip, Profit Confidential, BullRally, Stock Rich, HotOTC, and Penny Invest reported previously on Nanophase Technologies Corp. (NANX), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.  

Nanophase Technologies Corp. is a technology leader in nanomaterials and advanced nanoengineered products. The Company provides nanoengineered solutions for numerous industrial product applications. Nanophase assists its customers in succeeding, with proprietary and patent protected technologies. These technologies allow them to create unique products. OTCQB-listed, Nanophase Technologies is based in Romeoville, Illinois.

Nanophase delivers commercial quantity and quality nanoparticles, coated nanoparticles, and nanoparticle dispersions in a variety of media. The Company produces engineered nanomaterial products for use in an array of markets. These markets include Surface Finishing, Exterior Coatings, Personal Care, Plastics, Scratch Resistant Coatings, as well as Textiles.

Nanophase’s products include Aluminum Oxide, Antimony Tin Oxide, Bismuth Oxide, Cerium Oxide, Iron Oxide, and Zinc Oxide. Nano metal oxides provide UV protection across plastics, exterior coatings, and textile applications. Infrared absorbing particles create high clarity, energy saving films and interlayers.

The Company’s nano and submicron Aluminum Oxide imparts scratch resistance to coatings for wood, laminates, packaging, graphic arts, and electronics. Nano metal oxide technology improves the durability and capacity of zinc anode-based batteries.

Regarding nanoparticle surface treatment, Nanophase Technologies utilizes patented and proprietary particle coating technology to tailor the surface of the nanoparticles by discreetly encapsulating individual particles. The process can be used to impart a broad spectrum of functionality to the particles that, in addition to helping to ensure success in the application, provides the Company’s customers with a considerable deal of flexibility in formulation with the nanoparticles. Nanophase Technologies can provide the products in dry powder or pre-dispersed formats.

Concerning nanoparticle production technology, the traditional and most customary manufacturing methods used at the Company are plasma-based. The Physical Vapor Synthesis (PVS) and NanoArc® Synthesis (NAS) methods use transferred and non-transferred electric arcs to vaporize precursor materials. These are then carefully condensed to produce nanoparticles with desired properties.

Pertaining to Dispersion Technology, the Company has developed dispersed product formats for all of its nanocrystalline metal oxides. These concentrated dispersions are manufactured using an assortment of polar and non-polar organic solvents, water, as well as monomers as the continuous phase. The proprietary chemistry and process technology employed to prepare these dispersions ensures that Nanophase’s customers receive ready-to-use products in which the nanoparticles are stabilized at their primary particle size, with no secondary structure or agglomeration.

Nanophase Technologies Corp. (NANX), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.2899, up 38.0476%, on 2,478 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,604 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.209999993/$0.689999997.

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Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd. (NSPDF)

Penny Stock Tweets, InvestorsHub, OTC Markets, MarketWatch, Investing News, Daily Marijuana Observer, Stockwatch, Stockhouse, 4-Traders, and Capital Cube reported previously on Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd. (NSPDF), and today we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd. is a seller of hemp and plant-based ingredients. The OTCQB-listed Company is working to be a top provider of high quality plant-based functional foods and ingredients. Naturally Splendid Enterprises is developing, producing, commercializing, and licensing a totally new generation of plant-derived, bioactive ingredients, nutrient dense foods, and related products. A biotechnology and consumer products business, the Company has its headquarters and distribution center in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia.

Naturally Splendid Enterprises has four divisions. These are: Biotechnology, Consumer Products, NATERA® Ingredients - bulk ingredients including HempOmega™, and Co-Packaging/Toll-Processing. HempOmega is a homogenous powder created from microencapsulated, 100 percent Canadian hemp seed oil.

The Company’s hemp and plant-based retail product brands are NATERA Hemp Foods, PawsitiveFX, and CHII. These were created to service the varied ways that consumers can benefit from hemp and other plant-based ingredients. Naturally Splendid Enterprises’ Bio-Tech sector specializes in using the premier science behind hemp and similar plant super foods to, through industry breakthroughs, create a range of nutraceutical and pharmaceutical solutions.

PawsitiveFX is an all-natural pet care retail line. Its dedication is to providing high-quality pet products that are healthy, effective, and environmentally sustainable. Natera Ingredients is the wholesale ingredients division. Natera specializes in hemp and plant-based ingredients, which are globally and ethically sourced and processed in Canada in state-of-the-art bio-sciences and dedicated hemp processing facilities in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Recently, Naturally Splendid Enterprises provided highlights concerning expanded distribution of Sipp Industries, Inc. HempOmega™ infused Major Hemp H-IPA beer. On October 24, 2018, Naturally Splendid Enterprises announced an Exclusive Sales Agreement with Sipp.

The Agreement granted Sipp limited exclusive rights to purchase HempOmega™ for use as a beer beverage additive in its Alcohol Tobacco Tax Trade Bureau (TTB) approved hemp beer recipe, and to sell its TTB approved hemp beer recipe to third party beverage companies, in Colorado and Illinois on an exclusive basis pending meeting certain volume and activity levels. In October 2018, Sipp Industries launched its hemp IPA beer, Major Hemp H-IPA, in cans. Sipp has now signed a definitive distribution agreement with Wein-Bauer, Inc. to distribute the newly launched premium craft beer containing HempOmega™.

Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd. (NSPDF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.023, up 40.2439%, on 32,079 volume with 10 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 42,568 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0164/$0.126000002.

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Oncolix, Inc. (ONCX)

NetworkNewsWire, Stock News Now, Stockhouse, Penny Stock Hub, SmallCapVoice, Stockwatch, OTC Markets, Marketwired, The Street, Dividend Investor, Investopedia, Barchart, Stockopedia, and InvestorsHub reported earlier on Oncolix, Inc. (ONCX), and today we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Oncolix, Inc. is developing Prolanta™ for the treatment of ovarian, uterine, breast, and other cancers. Oncolix has a US FDA-cleared (Food and Drug Administration) IND to begin human testing of Prolanta™ in its first indication, the treatment of ovarian cancer. The Phase 1 clinical trial is now in progress. A clinical-stage biotechnology company, Oncolix has its corporate office in Houston, Texas. The Company lists on the OTCQB.

Oncolix believes Prolanta™ has the opportunity to treat a broad spectrum of human cancers. It states that there is substantial scientific evidence that human prolactin is associated with the growth of many cancers and also the development of resistance to common chemotherapies. Oncolix believes Prolanta™ will be effective against manifold cancers as a stand-alone therapy and also as part of combination therapy.

Prolanta™ is a prolactin receptor antagonist (or blocker). Prolanta™ has demonstrated efficacy in xenograft models by way of an innovative mechanism of action, autophagy. There is strong preclinical evidence Prolanta™ may be effective in breast, prostate, and other cancers, in addition to ovarian cancer.

Prolanta™ is undergoing evaluation in an open-label dose escalation Phase 1 clinical trial in patients with advanced ovarian cancer. Patients are divided into three dosing groups (cohorts). Each sequential cohort will evaluate a higher dose of Prolanta™. In the current Phase 1 dose-escalation safety trial for the treatment of ovarian cancer, so far there have been no observed serious adverse events. In addition, there have been no dose-limiting toxicities. The FDA has approved the designation of Prolanta™ as an Orphan Drug for the treatment of ovarian cancer.

Oncolix announced in January 2018 that it sponsored additional research with MD Anderson Cancer Center. This research will evaluate Prolanta™ for the potential treatment of additional gynecological cancers, more specifically uterine cancer.

This past September, Oncolix announced that it entered into a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) for an exclusive worldwide license agreement from IGL Pharma, Inc., (IGLP) for a novel drug for the potential treatment of osteosarcoma, bone metastases and bone marrow ablation. The Proposal includes all uses for the drug, a radiopharmaceutical, Samarium-153 DOTMP (CycloSamTM).

Recently, Oncolix announced that it finalized its license agreement from IGL Pharma, Inc., (IGLP) for a novel, clinical stage drug for the treatment of osteosarcoma.

Mr. Michael Redman, Oncolix Chief Executive Officer, said, ''We are pleased to license this very exciting drug candidate. While our first target will be osteosarcoma, we plan to expand its use into bone metastases and bone marrow ablation, two additional large potential markets. Oncolix now has two promising oncology drugs in clinical stages.''

Oncolix, Inc. (ONCX), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0001, up 9,900%, on 11,000,000 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 79,781 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000000999/$0.000199999.

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HealthLynked Corp. (HLYK)

OTC Markets and InvestorsHub reported on HealthLynked Corp. (HLYK), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

HealthLynked Corp. centers on improving healthcare services for patients and physicians. Its technology lessens wait times with online scheduling of appointments and real-time appointments by local providers. Furthermore, the Company’s technology provides easy access to an individual’s and their family’s updated medical records. HealthLynked has its corporate headquarters in Naples, Florida.

The Company concentrates on improving healthcare through connecting patients with their healthcare providers. The HealthLynked Network focuses on the efficient, secure exchange of medical information between patients and their healthcare providers. The cloud-based HealthLynked Network lets patient's medical records move with them. This is so one’s medical records are not fragmented in manifold healthcare systems and/or EHR (Electronic Health Record) systems.

The HealthLynked Healthcare Summary permits patients to maintain a complete medical profile in coordination with physicians. All information is systematically categorized. As a result, physicians have a total overview of patient health without them having to fill unnecessary paperwork.

HealthLynked profile information safeguards that doctors don't prescribe potentially harmful medications in case a patient forgets to mention one or more present medications while talking to their doctor. Moreover, the HealthLynked Healthcare Summary page enables patients to keep their medical records updated. This helps physicians to be more productive and provide valid medical care.

In August, HealthLynked announced the release of its latest software upgrade to the Company’s network, which allows physicians to connect with other physicians across the country. The new service facilitates and encourages several critical interactions among healthcare providers that can substantiallly improve patient care.

This application enables healthcare providers to “lynk” to one another through HealthLynked’s online directory of more than 880,000 healthcare providers in the U.S. Upon being connected, physicians can communicate through online messages or in real time through the Company’s online chat feature. They can also can share files, medical articles and can engage in group discussions with numerous physicians.

Last week, HealthLynked announced the launch of its mobile app for Android™ mobile devices, which connects patients (users/members) with their healthcare providers. Its application permits members to access their HealthLynked profile and medical information while in transit, eliminating redundant paperwork and the need to carry physical medical records and insurance cards to physician office visits.

HealthLynked Corp. (HLYK), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.1139, up 51.8667%, on 2,781,194 volume with 305 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 315,734 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.059999998/$0.27000001.

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U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. (USRM)

InvestorsHub, MarketWatch, TradingView, and Money Morning reported on U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. (USRM), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. is a developing business in the regenerative medicine/cellular therapy industry. The Company is a developer of novel autologous cell therapies, and a provider of physician-based stem cell therapies to human and animal patients. U.S. Stem Cell is based in Sunrise, Florida. The Company formerly went by the name Bioheart, Inc. It changed its name to U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. in October of 2015.

The Company has three operating divisions: US Stem Cell Training, Vetbiologics, and US Stem Cell Clinic. U.S. Stem Cell is a leader in the development of proprietary, physician-based stem cell therapies and novel regenerative medicine solutions. Its concentration is on the discovery, development, and commercialization of cell-based therapeutics that prevent, treat, or cure disease through repairing and replacing damaged or aged tissue, cells and organs and restoring their normal function.

U.S. Stem Cell’s business includes the development of proprietary cell therapy products and revenue generating physician and patient based regenerative medicine/cell therapy training services. In addition, the Company’s business includes cell collection and cell storage services, the sale of cell collection and treatment kits for humans and animals, and the operation of a cell therapy clinic.

U.S. Stem Cell’s lead product candidate is MyoCell®. This is a muscle stem cell therapy intended to improve cardiac function months or even years after a patient has suffered severe heart damage due to a heart attack.

MyoCell SDF-1 has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to commence human clinical trials. The intention of MyoCell SDF-1 is to be an improvement to MyoCell.

U.S. Stem Cell has developed a strategic alliance with Advanced Stem Cell Rx (ASC). This includes the development of autologous stem cell treatment centers across the United States. ASC is a U.S. based provider of regenerative medicine programs.

U.S. Stem Cell announced in January 2018 that it reached an important milestone of 10,000 kit sales of its proprietary Adipocell™ product. This is a direct result of its relationships with 287 clinics in the United States and 700-plus physicians worldwide offering the Company’s proprietary stem cell products and services.

Recently, U.S. Stem Cell announced Renewing Our Heroes - a charitable health initiative created to provide first responders and other civil service personnel with access to alternative medical care they would otherwise be unable to obtain - will now offer the Company’s stem cell procedures and protocols to its recipients following injuries and conditions that occur in the line of duty.

Mr. Mike Tomas, U.S. Stem Cell’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Expansion of our stem cell protocol into the line of service for our first responders means we are starting to reach more and more Americans who otherwise would never have access to this incredible regenerative therapy. It is an honor for our organization to know the true heroes of our country can now have access to this standard of care."

U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. (USRM), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0128, up 52.381%, on 10,756,053 volume with 250 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,671,398 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.003/$0.024499999.

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TransAKT Ltd. (TAKD)

OTC Markets, Stockhouse, Barchart, and The Street reported on TransAKT Ltd. (TAKD), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

TransAKT Ltd. is a manufacturer of highly unique agricultural equipment used to grow a broad array of vegetables and fruit employing simulated sunlight from LED lamps in an indoor proprietary hydroponic system. In addition, the Company is an international distributor of LED lighting products centered on serving the fastest developing market of commercial, hospitality, and outdoor lighting. OTCQB-listed, TransAKT is based in Hong Kong.

The Company’s commitment is to helping business owners protect the environment through superior energy efficiency - replacing current non-energy-efficient light sources with energy-efficient light sources. Additionally, TransAKT is focusing on eliminating the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides utilizing the latest hydroponic agricultural technology and pure nutrients.

The nutrient solutions used in production with its hydroponic systems leave no heavy metal and chemical residues. TransAKT’s product line includes commercial production and home growing systems.

TransAKT’s wholly-owned subsidiary is Vegfab Agriculture Technology Co., Ltd. Vegfab was created in 2010 by a team of ecologically minded semiconductor specialists knowledgeable about LED materials.

Furthermore, TransAKT is looking for opportunities to develop a BIO-technology business in China. The Company says that the cordyceps business is one project with the greatest potential. It has engaged a team of approximately 10 experts in BIO technology engineering to develop an extended product mix. These products will debut in China in the next few years.

Vegfab’s product line includes systems for commercial production and a home growing system, which enables families to grow safe and clean fruit and vegetables in their homes. Vegfab products are the subject of numerous patents. These include ones for vertically wall-mounted LED lights, and ventilation systems for grow boxes.

Vegfab provides complete growing systems consisting of proprietary simulated sunlight LED boards; growing racks in diverse configurations for commercial and residential applications; environment control and plant nutrition control components; portable work tables and ladders; fruit and vegetable seeds and nutrition products; and vegetables.

Vegfab’s vegetable production factory in Yangmei City, Taiwan is the only mass production facility for vegetables in Taiwan. The facility utilizes innovative technology to produce exceptional yields from a very small space. Production is very efficient through the use of simulated sunlight from LED lamps, up to 85 percent automated.

TransAKT Ltd. (TAKD), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.029, up 70.5882%, on 1,000 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,409 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.011099999/$0.151150003.

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Champignon Brands Inc. (FWB: 496) (CSE: SHRM) (OTC: SHRMF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Champignon Brands Inc. (CSE: SHRM).

Champignon Brands Inc. (CSE: SHRM) (OTC: SHRMF) (FWB: 496) (SHRM Profile) is one of the innovators in this field, expanding through acquisitions and outside funding to support R&D and a growing product line focused on artisanal medical mushroom formulations and mushroom-infused functional beverage CPGs. Realizing the connection between nutrition and mental health, companies from all sectors of the health and wellness realm are expanding their efforts to offer products that effectively enhance consumers’ well-being — including nutraceuticals and functional products that tap into the power of mushrooms.

Champignon Brands Inc. (FWB: 496) (CSE: SHRM) (OTC: SHRMF) is a research-driven company specializing in the formulation and distribution of a suite of artisanal mushroom health supplements. Dedicated to revolutionizing conventional organic teas, coffees and other consumables with the infusion of a proprietary blend of artisanal mushrooms, Champignon’s expanding portfolio is crafted with the health-conscious consumer in mind.

Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Champignon’s team aims to promote the health and wellness benefits of functional mushrooms, which are used in a wide variety of health care and pharmaceutical products.

Brands

Champignon’s mushroom-derived consumer packaged goods (CPGs) portfolio includes its flagship brand, Vitality Superteas. Each carefully curated Vitality Supertea formulation was developed with the intent of helping individuals enhance and enrich their wellbeing one cup of mushroom-infused tea at a time.

Also in the portfolio are Nourish Force Supertea, a blend of Reishi Ryobus Tea Mix; Mighty Recharge Supertea, created with Lions Mane Tropical Green Ginseng Tea Mix; and Brain Enhance Supertea, a blend of Cordycep Hibiscus and Berries Tea Mix – all of which are formulated with organic ingredients and chosen for their ability to provide unique health and performance benefits.

Champignon’s flagship e-commerce store, VitalitySuperTeas.com, takes advantage of the burgeoning craft mushroom vertical space with a selection of mushroom-infused teas and accessories.

Functional Mushroom Market

Demand for consumer products infused with the nutritional and bioactive benefits of mushrooms is fueling a global market projected to reach $34.3 billion by 2024, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 8.04% from 2019-2024 (ResearchandMarkets), with Europe seen as the fastest growth leader.

According to the market study, in highest demand are products infused with Reishi – a traditional Chinese medicine also known as the “Elixer of Life” and “Mushroom of Immortality – Lions Mane and Cordyceps, followed by other types of medicinal mushrooms.

Advances in Legalization

Legalization of psychedelics for use in medicine is gaining momentum across the United States. Denver, Colorado, and Oakland and Santa Cruz, California, have decriminalized the use of psilocybin, the psychedelic molecule found in various mushrooms, while movements for legalization are gaining ground in Oregon and Iowa, among others. Decriminalize California recently teamed up with the Beckley Foundation to replicate Oakland’s success of decriminalization throughout the state of California.

An increasing number of researchers are turning their attention toward the study of psilocybin as a means to treat otherwise untreatable illnesses. The molecule’s ability to provide landmark treatment options for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), migraines and addiction is gaining widespread acceptance among medical professionals, unicorn investors and accredited institutions.

Potential Applications

Historical data and new scientific studies suggest therapeutic benefits of psychedelics in many areas, including drug addiction, alcoholism, depression, migraines, smoking cessation and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The market potential in these areas are significant. To reference just one of the above conditions, the mental health arena has been frequently neglected over the last 30 years, though new research is beginning to further reinforce that psychedelic compounds have the potential to produce more effective treatments than what is currently available.

According to the World Health Organization, 25% of the world’s populous will be afflicted by mental health and/or neurological disorders. Presently, approximately 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health, productive loss and disability worldwide.

Additionally, PTSD affects approximately 2.2% of the U.S. population; 7.7 million people will have PTSD at some point in their lives. Recent published studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of certain psychedelics when administered in a medically supervised and monitored approach.
A renaissance in alternative medicines is emerging, and Champignon has set in motion its strategy to become a key player.

2020 Stealth IP Strategy

Champignon plans to biosynthesize psilocybin within the first three months of conducting laboratory experiments, with the objective of achieving optimized and scaled production of pharmaceutical-grade psilocybin for deployment in clinical settings. This strategy includes:

  • Alternative medicine (psilocybin) IP aggregation
  • Development of cGMP formulations of bioactive compounds extracted from plants and Fungi
  • Drafting of benchmark SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)
  • Patient aggregation, focusing on veterans

Defining a New Asset Class: Psychedelic-Inspired Medicines

In the third quarter of 2020, Champignon – through clinical trials, a compelling IP portfolio and clinical pipeline and drug development platform – plans to advance its pursuit of treatments underpinned by psychedelic substances. This strategy is broken down into two ties:

  • Non-Hallucinogenic Medicines
    • Microdosing Psilocybin/LSD
    • MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy
  • Hallucinogenic Medicines
    • Psilocybin high dose
    • LSD high dose

Partnerships

Companies worldwide are beginning to incorporate functional mushrooms into their product offerings, taking advantage of growing consumer awareness of known health benefits of the ingredients found in mushrooms.

Champignon in November 2019 entered into a distribution partnership with Eurolife Brands Inc. (CSE: EURO), a leading global markets cannabis brand empowering the medical, recreational and CPG cannabis industry worldwide through a data-driven CBD marketplace supported by exclusive and unbiased physician-backed cannabis education and detailed consumer analytics. Under the agreement, Champignon’s branded products are integrated into Eurolife’s e-commerce platform, along with potential distribution opportunities in select brick-and-mortar retail locations in Europe.

Champignon also has an R&D/production formulation agreement with Drip Coffee Social Ltd., located in Nanaimo, British Columbia, which calls for the infusion of Champignon’s proprietary mushroom extract blend into a suite of cold brew coffee products and signature in-house formulations.

Leadership

Gareth Birdsall, CEO, Corporate Secretary and Director
Gareth Birdsall has more than seven years of experience working in diverse agricultural roles such as the cultivation of various fungi, in particular Cordycepes, Reishi, Lions Mane and Chaga. He is an attendee of the British Columbia Institute of Technology, studying marketing management and finance.

Steven Brohman, CPA, CFO
Steven Brohman has more than 10 years of experience working in a variety of roles with public and private companies. He has had extensive training in the audit of publicly traded companies on the TXS, TSX Venture Exchange and OTC markets, and serves as CFO and director of various public and private companies. Brohman has a bachelor’s degree of business administration and obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Jerry Habuda, Director
Jerry Habuda brings to Champignon over 35 years of expertise in law enforcement and specialized units. From 1977 to 2012, he served as a police officer with the Toronto Police Department. During his tenure, he was assigned to the Major Crimes Unit, investigating robberies and home invasions. He was assigned to patrol the Toronto Community Housing projects at Jane/Finch to control drug trafficking and gun violence. Habuda was with the Warrant Unit where he tracked down and arrested wanted criminals. From 1993-1997, he was assigned to the Northwest Drug Squad on undercover and surveillance work, executing narcotic search warrants. Between 2002 and 2004, Habuda headed the Street Violence Task Force, a special unit designed to curb gun and drug violence that was terrorizing the city at the time.

Champignon Brands Inc. (CSE: SHRMF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.395, even for the day, on 133,632 volume with 90 trades. The stock's 52-week low/high is $0.221/$0.460000008.

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MCTC Holdings Inc. (OTC: MCTC)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight MCTC Holdings Inc. (MCTC).

Not only has MCTC Holdings Inc. (OTC: MCTC), now doing business as Cannabis Global, been rolling out new products and filing patent claims on the technology that underlies them, but the cannabinoid and hemp extract science innovator continues producing infusion-ready powders that other companies can use on a white label basis to ensure that they can produce cannabis-improved products with a clean label.

MCTC Holdings Inc. (OTC: MCTC) is an innovator in the field of cannabinoid nanoparticles and infusion technologies with several important cannabinoid patents filed and an active research and development program underway. The company was reorganized during June of 2019 and announced its intent to enter the cannabis sector and change its corporate identity to Cannabis Global Inc. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

With the hemp and cannabis industries rapidly expanding in terms of market size, acceptance and number of market participants, MCTC plans to concentrate its efforts on the middle portions of the hemp and cannabis value chain. The company is actively pursuing R&D programs and productization of advanced cannabinoid delivery systems, based on solid polymeric nanoparticles and fibers. These technologies hold the promise to revolutionize the science of cannabinoid bio-enhancement for use in foods, beverages, consumer products and in transdermal applications. Because of nanoparticles’ ability to be quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, nanotechnology has been utilized in the food and drug industry for some time and has the potential for tremendous growth in the cannabis industry (http://nnw.fm/v6RQ6).

Cutting-Edge Technology

MCTC is at the cutting-edge of the cannabis industry’s trends with its emphasis on polymeric nanotechnology. This is not to be confused with the more basic oil-in-water nano-emulsions currently marketed to the food and beverage industry. The company’s polymer-based particles offer significant loading of active ingredients and unmatched flexibility and customization, allowing for myriad combinations of cannabinoids with unique performance characteristics. MCTC believes polymeric nanotechnology particles will be a critical technology area for the cannabinoid formulation marketplace.

The company continues to build its R&D program, specifically researching the development of improving methods to make cannabinoids available to living systems. Instrumental in the research program is the development of novel polymeric nanoparticles and nanofibers. These have the potential to elevate the potential of cannabinoid products in the following ways (http://nnw.fm/cK3Bl):

  • Significantly improving bioavailability
  • Allowing for ultra-high loading rates
  • Enhancing customization of cannabinoid combinations
  • Improved dosing precision
  • Providing more control in release parameters

MCTC leadership understands the importance of developing intellectual property (IP) in the ever-evolving cannabis industry. A recent Forbes article described IP as “critical for creating true differentiation between companies and their product and service offerings” (http://nnw.fm/57Fjh). Recognizing the importance of IP, MCTC has been consistent in its application for patents to protect its innovative nanotechnology applications.

Patents

MCTC has now filed four patents on its cannabinoid delivery technology systems:

  • The company first collaborated with Cannabis Nanosciences Inc. on technologies. This became the basis for its first patent filing on an innovative edible dissolvable film for cannabinoid ingestion.
  • Its second patent filing for cannabinoid nanoparticles combined TPGS, a water-soluble form of vitamin E.
  • Its third patent filing involved a unique 4th dimension, 3D printed cannabinoid delivery system for beverages.
  • Its fourth patent, considered its most significant, broadly covers many aspects of nanoparticles and nano fibers comprising one or more cannabinoids disposed at least partially within a water-soluble medium.

Collaborations

MCTC collaborated with Marijuana Company Inc. (OTCQB: MCOA) subsidiary hempSmart Inc., under a hemp extract and CBD product supply agreement wherein hempSmart will utilize its extensive network of marketing partners to market MCTC’s powered drink mixes and other CBD edibles online. These products are designed for the dry beverage and edibles sector and will be supplied by MCTC. They incorporate the company’s patent-pending cannabinoid infusion technologies and will be trademarked as Hemp You Can Feel (TM) and Gummies You Can Feel (TM).

Leadership

MCTC CEO and chairman Arman Tabatabaei boasts 15 years of management and operations experience and is considered an expert at data collection and analysis relative to resource management, risk forecasting, and profit and loss management. He has acted as a consultant with Cannabis Strategic Ventures (OTCQB: NUGS) and played an instrumental role in improving operations at Sugarmade Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) relative to the company’s hydroponic growth supplies initiatives.

MCTC founder and director Robert Hymers also brings a seasoned perspective, having had significant experiences in the cannabis industry and as a financial executive and consultant. He is the managing partner of Pinnacle Tax Services in Los Angeles and was previously CFO and director of Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTC: MCOA). He is currently a member of the Strategic Advisory Board at Massroots Inc. and acts as a consultant to both Cannabis Strategic Ventures Inc. and Sugarmade Inc. Hymers’ background in tax accounting, auditing, SEC reporting, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance has immense value in his current position at MCTC Holdings.

MCTC Holdings Inc. (MCTC), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.23, up 64.2857%, on 808 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 15,381 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.05/$3.00.

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PowerBand Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PBX) (OTCQB: PWWBF) (Frankfurt: 1ZVA)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight PowerBand Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PBX) (OTCQB: PWWBF) (Frankfurt: 1ZVA).

PowerBand Solutions (TSX.V: PBX) (OTCQB: PWWBF) (FRA: 1ZVA) is a technology provider that is disrupting the outdated business model of the automotive industry by replacing distrust and confusion with transparency, access to information and ease of use. A recent article discussing the company reads, “PowerBand’s mission is to create an online, consumer-directed marketplace that streamlines the interactions among all participants in the automotive industry. It transforms today’s antiquated business model with speed, transparency, access to information and ease of use for consumers and dealers. To view the full article, visit http://nnw.fm/gWf8Q

A Better Way to Connect and Acquire Vehicles

PowerBand’s mission is to create an online, consumer-directed marketplace that streamlines the interactions among all participants in the automotive industry. It transforms today’s antiquated business model with speed, transparency, access to information and ease of use for consumers and dealers.

Consumers can easily connect with new sources to buy vehicles, network with motivated buyers and sellers, maximize their trade-in values, improve their customer experience. PowerBand’s standardized system and transaction process also increase efficiencies and benefits with hands-on, process-driven, in-store training and support.

Through internal development, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, PowerBand is developing solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers, commercial customers and lenders that are poised to transform the trillion-dollar U.S. automotive industry.

The PowerBand Auto Platform

PowerBand’s transaction platform was developed by a team of experienced automotive, technology and finance experts, and has been refined through years of operational experience. Built on the core belief that the consumer prefers to primarily conduct automotive transactions online and avoid interactions with unnecessary middlemen, PowerBand’s product solutions include:

  • Leasing: PowerBand is currently licensed in 33 U.S. states via a majority interest in MUSA Auto Finance LLC, an advanced online leasing technology platform that has transformed the new and used vehicle leasing industry. A partnership with Tesla was recently finalized, making MUSA the only approved, non-captive lease partner for Tesla in the U.S.
  • Inventory and Financing: A partnership with RouteOne LLC, a leading financial platform founded in 2002 by Ally Financial, Ford Motor Credit Co., TD Auto Finance and Toyota Financial Services, allows access to a network of more than 18,000 dealerships and 1,400 financing sources.
  • Auction Platform: PowerBand and its joint-venture partner, D2D Auto Auctions, are developing a direct consumer-to-dealer and a consumer-to-consumer automotive portal, which will provide an innovative alternative to physical dealership and auction locations.
  • LiveNet Auction: An online platform portal that allows dealers to create instant live vehicle auctions to a vast network of the industry’s top used vehicle buyers.
  • MarketPlace Auction: An online listing auction site for buying and selling automotive inventory – ideal for dealers, fleet, OEM and rental companies.
  • Used Vehicle Inspections: An LOI agreement with TÜV NORD Mobility Inc., a German-based global leader in vehicle inspections operating in more than 70 countries, will provide the most comprehensive, certified vehicle inspection reports available in North America. Appointments booked within the platform can be performed nearly anywhere.
  • Product Development: PowerBand’s comprehensive consumer solution, Driveaway, will be a fully transactional consumer marketplace where dealers and consumers can buy, sell, trade-in and finance vehicles, often in seconds, from the comfort of their home.

Automotive’s Growing Markets

The automotive dealership and commercial fleet vehicle auction industry is a $100-billion sector with more than 40 million used vehicles transacted in the U.S. each year. Of those, ten million are sold through auctions. From 2013 to 2017, the growth of online-only auctions far outpaced physical auctions, growing at a 33% compound annual growth rate compared to 2% CAGR at physical auctions.

Automotive leasing is another large, growing and fragmented market, generating approximately $120-billion in annual revenue. As a percentage of vehicle sales, leasing reached 30% in 2018, up from 21% in 2012, and is seen as a substantial opportunity for PowerBand and MUSA Auto Finance. Using proprietary technology and by focusing on high-quality, credit-worthy customers, MUSA grew its automotive lease originations to $182 million.

Disrupting Auto Leasing with MUSA

Legacy solutions are complicated, expensive and slow at processing leases. MUSA’s first-of-its-kind technology platform eliminates third-party decisions and the human capital required in the underwriting process. MUSA’s platform navigates the entire customer experience – underwriting, funding and the delivery process – within minutes. Leases can be approved in seconds.

PowerBand’s acquisition of MUSA brings together two leading-edge companies with the vision to become a one-stop platform for the entire vehicle purchase lifecycle.

Experienced Leadership

PowerBand is led by a collection of automotive veterans with a passion to collectively and positively impact the industry.

  • Kelly Jennings, president and CEO, is the founder of PowerBand Solutions and a franchise dealer owner/operator with more than 27 years of automotive experience. Jennings received General Motor’s Triple Crown Award, Ford Motor Company President’s Award and Honda Canada’s Excellence Award.
  • Darrin Swenson, COO of PowerBand and D2D Auto Auctions/Hunt Automotive Group, has more than 25 years of automotive/auction experience.
  • Jeff Morgan, CEO MUSA, holds over 25 years of experience in the auto finance sector.

 

PowerBand Solutions Inc. (OTCQB: PWWBF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.097, up 12.0739%, on 900 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 44,848 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.038600001/$0.230000004.

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InsuraGuest Technologies, Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight InsuraGuest Technologies, Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI).

InsuraGuest Technologies Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI) announces the availability of a broadcast titled, “Technology Transforms the Insurance Market.” To hear the AudioPressRelease from NetworkNewsAudio, visit: http://nnw.fm/5GVQu. To read the full editorial, visit: http://nnw.fm/QyJ1g.

InsuraGuest Technologies, Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI) is a leading global SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) company leveraging its proprietary, flagship insurtech (insurance + technology) software, InsuraGuest, which is integrated with the property management systems of hotels and vacation rentals to deliver custom Hospitality Liability coverages.

InsuraGuest’s Hospitality Liability coverages are purchased by hotels and vacation rental properties, which can address claims from guests and their room occupants. The combination of the integrated software and customized insurance provides the property liability coverages the guests benefit from in the event a loss is incurred during their stay.

The Hospitality Liability policy is offered through integration of InsuraGuest’s API with the clients’ property management systems. InsuraGuest’s platform is currently capable of integrating with approximately 71 different hotel and vacation rental property management systems, giving it access to millions of rooms worldwide.

InsuraGuest continues to pursue expansion opportunities in the United States, and has plans to expand to its distribution platform and Hospitality Liability coverages to the United Kingdom and Europe regions by third quarter 2020, as well as expansion into Asia by the end of 2020.

Protection that Enhances the Guest’s Experience

InsuraGuest’s Hospitality Liability coverages add a layer of protection for the property on a primary basis, should a guest experience an accident or theft while staying at an InsuraGuest member hotel or vacation rental property.

Market Opportunity

The U.S. hotel industry generated more than $218 billion in annual revenues in 2018, an increase of $10 billion from the previous year, according to STR’s 2019 HOST Almanac. The European market is more than double the size of the U.S. market. According to Oxford Economics, there were 6.4 billion nights stayed in the world, with 2.6 billion hotel nights stayed in Asia, 2.8 billion nights stayed in Europe, and 1.1 billion stayed nights in the United States. Additionally, $100 billion was spent on vacation rentals in the United States, where there approximately 4.5 million second homes are being managed by a third-party rental company.

With distribution in Europe and the United States, InsuraGuest’s combined demographics will total 3.9 billion nights stayed, and will more than double its vacation rental opportunities.

Within this burgeoning, high-demand industry is risk of liability to guest injury. For example, gym injuries are among the top five most common hotel accidents. Without proper hedges in place, the property may be liable in a personal injury claim or lawsuit that are not the properties fault.

Though the potential for accidents, slip and falls and mishaps can be widespread, it can be covered under the InsuraGuest Hospitality Liability policy to provide guests a worry-free and enjoyable stay that potentially increases loyalty for the property.

Investment Consideration

  • Targeting hotels and vacation rentals, a multi-billion-dollar industry
  • Providing the first line of defense in case of accident, loss or death
  • Expanding distribution reach with footing in European hotel and vacation rental markets
  • Expansion into Asia by 2020

Executive Team

Douglas Anderson, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Douglas Anderson has been a businessman in the real estate industry for nearly 30 years. His business expertise includes master planning and development implementation for larger-scale resorts, business parks and commercial developments across the USA and two provinces in Canada. His business endeavors include the founding of the 7th larger private equity fund in America focusing on multifamily and senior care (ROC Fund/Bridge IPG Fund). He serves as chairman/founder of a golf and winter sports ski holding company with operations in four major east coast markets and British Columbia, Canada.

Anderson earned a Bachelor of Science in consumer studies with an emphasis in architecture as an undergraduate at the University of Utah. He subsequently earned his MBA. He also attended a three-year OPM Program a postgraduate business education at Harvard Business School in Boston. Anderson is an avid skier and outdoor enthusiast.

Logan Anderson, CFO & Director
Logan Anderson (bachelor’s degree in communications, accounting and economics) holds the designation of ACA with the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand. He began his career as an associate chartered accountant in New Zealand and then Canada. This was followed by his position as controller of a management services company which was responsible for the management of numerous private and publicly traded companies. Since 1993, Anderson has served as president of Amteck Financial Corp. (and its predecessors), a private financial consulting services company servicing both private and public companies. He is a former director of 3D Systems, Inc. (NYSE: DDD), and was formerly a founder, officer, and director of Worldbid.com. Anderson has also been involved in raising funds for numerous private and public companies in all stages of their development and has been an officer and director for numerous public and private companies over the past 40 years.

Charles James Cayias, President & Director
Charles James Cayias is also the president and owner of Charles James Cayias Insurance Inc. He is a third-generation insurance professional whose creativity and artistic vision have enabled him to establish a full-service agency combined with the personal service each client deserves. His outstanding people skills, honesty, integrity and fairness are evident by his loyal and growing clientele, the majority of which are referrals who become long-time customers and friends. Cayias began his insurance career in the early 1970s and has been licensed since 1977. He is licensed in all 50 states and specializes in niche programs. He has extensive expertise in all aspects of the insurance industry including commercial insurance, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, professional liability, risk management and bonding.

Tony Sansone, COO & VP of Finance
Tony Sansone has over 30 years of financial, operations and business development experience which includes serving as CFO in the health care, foodservice distribution, manufacturing and technology sectors, including public company experience. He has held senior finance positions in the banking, telecommunications, medical products, and food & drug retailer industries, closing over $430 million of private debt, equity and line of credit financings and over $350 million of a merger, acquisitions, real estate and state incentive transactions, including due diligence, negotiations, closing, and integration. Sansone coordinated and was the executive sponsor for four ERP implementations and multiple other best-in-class software & technology solutions. He received his MBA from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Utah State University. Sansone also currently serves as president-elect of the Utah Chapter of Financial Executives International and a past president and current member of the board of trustees for Catholic Community Services of Utah. He is the proud father of three children.

Christopher J. Panos, Vice President & Director
Christopher J. Panos is a highly competitive sales professional with over 15 years of territory manager sales experience and an award-winning record of achievements. He is exceptionally well organized with a proven work history that demonstrates self-discipline, superb communication skills, and the initiative to achieve both personal and corporate goals. Panos is successful in building relationships with a large network of industry professionals in order to grow and maintain new and existing business, exceed new sales objectives and provide in-depth product training to authorized dealers and sales personnel.

Alexander Walker III ESQ, Corporate Counsel & Director
Alexander Walker III ESQ has served as director of the company since September of 2018 and as counsel to the company since July of 2018. Walker is an attorney and has been a member of the Utah Bar Association since 1987 and a member of the Nevada State Bar since 2003. His practice has involved general business litigation, in both federal and state courts, and transactional work, including securities offerings and registration, corporate formation and periodic reporting compliance. Walker has provided legal services to emerging businesses throughout his carrier and at times has served as an officer and board member as well as legal counsel public companies. His duties as legal counsel for a public company engaged in the business of ownership and operation of coal-producing properties in the western United States included oversight of corporate-related legal matters including securities reporting, corporate compliance, federal and state mining regulation, and employment law oversight. He also has served as the chair of the Mining Committee of the Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law Section of the Utah State Bar, a member of the board of directors of the South East Utah Energy Producers Association, the co-chair of the board of the Western Energy Training Center, a board member of the Utah Supreme Court Committee to Review the ABA Recommendations Regarding the Office of Professional Conduct, and a board member of the University of Utah Crimson Club.

Jennifer Epperson, Vice President of Sales
Jennifer Epperson has over 20 years of B2B sales experience with exceptional success history. She has grown and developed sales territories across multiple industries. Her ability to find and develop strategic relationships has given her top-level performance throughout her career. Epperson’s passion and knowledge provide an inherent ability to connect and retain relationships for the growth of the company. Throughout her professional career, she has achieved peak performance sales results and awards year after year. She captures the vision of the company and drives it forward with enthusiasm and expertise. Her commitment to providing an exceptional customer experience has been the key to her success.

Richard Matthews, Interim Financial Controller
Richard Matthews joined the InsuraGuest team in March 2019 as the interim financial controller. Leading the Finance and Audit team, Matthews is responsible for the delivery of financial services such as accounting, treasury, reporting, budgeting and insurance management, in accordance with legislative requirements and organizational policies and strategies. He has over 30 years of experience in providing professional services across a broad range of finance areas including compliance, business process, audit, and financial reporting. He holds a degree in accounting from the University of Utah and is a licensed CPA in the state of Utah.

Roger Bloss, Corporate Consultant & Board Advisor
Roger Bloss joined InsuraGuest in August of 2019 to advise the company and its board on hotel transactions, contributing his knowledge from more than 40 years in the hospitality industry. Bloss previously served in executive positions with several major hotel franchise companies and in 1996 founded Vantage Hospitality Group hotel brands. Under his leadership, Vantage became a Top 10 global hotel company and made the Inc. 500/5000 list of Americas’ fastest-growing private companies for eight straight years. Bloss was named Lodging Magazine’s “Innovator of the Year” in 2006 and 2010, and in 2009 earned a spot on HSMAI’s “Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing.” Bloss joined Red Lion Hotels Corporation (RLHC) in September 2016 in conjunction with the acquisition of Vantage.

Jim Kilduff, Board Advisor
James “Jim” C. Kilduff has nearly 40 years of experience in the insurance and risk management sectors. He is a dynamic and energetic team leader and builder with extensive experience in the changes affecting the insurance business through Gas, alternative distribution, insurtechs and program business. His skillset includes experience as chief insurance officer with Outdoorsy Insurance Group, CEO with Harbor Hill Solutions Inc., and senior vice president and chief marketing officer with State National Insurance Companies. His career has spanned MGA creation and management, insurance company management, business development and underwriting, primary insurance and reinsurance.

Don Archibald, Board Advisor
Don Archibald brings to InsuraGuest’s advisory board 54 years of experience as an insurance agent. Archibald is the founder and former owner of Archibald Clarke and Defieux (ACD Insurance), as well as the co-founder and former equity partner of Sussex Insurance, and an agent with Sussex since 2014.

InsuraGuest Technologies, Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.12, even for the day, on 8,450 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 38,445 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.07/$0.100000001.

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The Movie Studio Inc. (OTC: MVES)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight The Movie Studio Inc. (OTC: MVES).

The Movie Studio (OTC: MVES), a vertically integrated motion picture production company focused on acquiring, developing, producing and distributing independent motion picture content for worldwide consumption, today announced its selection of the InvestorBrandNetwork (“IBN”) for corporate communications expertise. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/zb0vN.

The Movie Studio Inc. (OTC: MVES) is a vertically integrated motion picture production company focused on acquiring, developing, producing and distributing independent motion picture content for worldwide consumption via subscription and advertiser video on demand (SVOD/AVOD), over the top (OTT) platforms, foreign sales and various media devices. The company is currently engaged in establishing its own OTT VOD platform to integrate both its own and aggregated feature film projects, television programming and other media intellectual properties. The Movie Studio is disrupting traditional media content delivery systems with its digital business model of motion picture distribution, and the company intends to create a direct server access platform of its content with geo-fractured territories for worldwide distribution.

The company has launched The Movie Studio App on Google Play and the App Store, enabling users to both view the company’s content and potentially become part of it. The app is in the completion stage, and The Movie Studio is conducting its final beta test of the app’s unique “audition submission” function, leveraging the company’s “Watch Our Movies, Be in Our Movies!” content platform and “Everyone’s a Star” campaign, which will be marketed via social media. Using the app, subscribers can upload a thumbnail photo of themselves along with a selfie video audition submission that showcases them reading character dialog. Audition submissions will then be reviewed by producers for possible participation of the auditionee in upcoming feature films.

The audition submission function provides the subscriber the ability to disrupt traditional motion picture casting and management, enabling access to participation in The Movie Studio’s independent motion picture and media content. At the same time, for the company this significantly reduces capital expenditures associated with those traditional media mechanisms. The Movie Studio’s unique business model capitalizes on the global demand for film content through the production and distribution of its own films while also providing opportunities for direct viewer involvement in its content.

The company operates using a growth-by-acquisition strategy that includes:

  • Purchasing legacy film libraries.
  • Upgrading acquired films to 4K resolution and remonetizing with “new” film content on popular VOD streaming platforms across the internet.
  • Strategic partnerships and media content alignment with other OTT platforms and cross-collateralization of leverageable media assets for worldwide distribution.
  • Producing micro-budget motion picture content with substantial production value utilizing new 4K technology and the company’s extensive legacy resources and unique production process, thereby significantly reducing capital expenditures while allowing for the potential of significant return on investment (ROI) with one successful production.
  • Controlling its revenue streams through server-driven geo-fracturing global territories and its own OTT platform.

Currently, The Movie Studio is producing three upcoming feature films: “Cause and Effect,” “The Last Warhead” and “PEGASUS” — all with completed electronic press kits and pitch decks and fully produced motion picture-quality trailers ready for talent, distribution and financial integration.

The company has been successful in producing, casting and distributing its films on major SVOD platforms without recognizable stars, which reduces capital expenditures. However, The Movie Studio intends to integrate recognizable stars into the productions at value propositions either pre- or post-completion of the intellectual property.

Through successful beta testing, The Movie Studio has monetized film assets on the Amazon, tubi tv, Comcast and Showtime platforms.

The company’s proposed server-based model will provide licensing payment from global territories without third-party distribution fees, which have traditionally been as high as 35%.

Founded in 1961 and formerly known as Destination Television, Inc., the company changed its name to The Movie Studio, Inc. in November 2012. The Movie Studio is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Cord-Cutting Creates Opportunity for VOD Players

Consumers are no longer content waiting for their favorite programming to come on the air – they expect instant streaming access where and how they want it. This has led to increased “cord cutting,” with consumers severing ties with their traditional pay TV providers in favor of digital streaming services.

With the advent of smart TVs with app integration, consumers can now watch what they want to watch when they want to watch it, fracturing traditional cable bundling mechanisms.

With pay TV usage steadily declining – satellite and cable TV businesses in the United States lost approximately 6 million customers in 2019 alone – streaming platforms are poised to potentially replace traditional pay TV distribution models altogether. Approximately 12,000 U.S. consumers are cutting the cord every day.

As this shift in media delivery continues and as digital devices become more sophisticated and bandwidth increases, VOD platforms have the potential to scale significantly. The Hollywood “streaming wars” of recent years have created an environment in which smaller competitors, like The Movie Studio, are able to emerge as major brands.

The Movie Studio Inc. (OTC: MVES), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0299, even for the day, on 300 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 24,891 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.009999999/$0.07.

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Trxade Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDS)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Trxade Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDS).

With large swathes of the population increasingly concerned about leaving their homes and medical practitioners swamped amidst the ongoing viral crisis, telemedicine is getting its moment in the clinical spotlight. Bonum Health (http://nnw.fm/5urF8), the wholly owned subsidiary of Trxade Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDS), is a virtual telehealth provider which helps patients easily and affordably access board-certified physicians and receive medical prescriptions from the comfort of their homes. Also today, the company was featured in an editorial published by NetworkNewsWire ("NNW"), one of 40+ brands in the InvestorBrandNetwork (“IBN”), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company for private and public entities. To view the full publication, “US Faces Biggest Healthcare Challenge — And It’s not COVID-19,” visit: http://nnw.fm/tIhv3. Additionally, the company announced that it had scheduled its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 10 A.M. local time at the Company’s corporate offices: 3840 Land O’ Lakes Blvd, Land O’ Lakes, Florida 34639.

Trxade Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDS) is an integrated pharmaceutical services company that offers a unique combination of a web-based purchasing platform (www.trxade.com) for transactions between independent pharmacists and drug distributors (B2B); a network of pharmacies with E-Hub software; a mail order pharmacy; and warehouse and drug delivery services. This synergistic combination of product offerings and superior data analytics is poised to benefit all stakeholders and consumers within the pharmaceutical industry.

Trxade will leverage and scale its fully integrated model to execute the following growth strategies:

  • Increase share of pharmacist drug purchasing
  • Additional SKUs and expand product breath
  • Partner with Specialty and International Mfg.
  • Expand mail order licenses to all 50 states
  • Scale Delivmeds for consumer delivery nationwide
  • Integration with telemedicine
  • M&A Opportunities within drug value chain

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Trxade’s overarching corporate strategy is to penetrate the existing retail independent pharmacy marketplace and diversify the company’s pharmaceutical mix with additional specialty and acute care products. Trxade is advancing on this mission by focusing on three key niches in the health care market.

Business-to-Business (B2B)

The $330 billion U.S. pharmaceutical industry is comprised of more than 65,000 pharmacy facilities and 1,500 state-licensed suppliers. Roughly 24,000 of these facilities are independent pharmacies, which collectively spend approximately $93 billion a year on branded and generic drugs.

Trxade targets these independent pharmacies, leveraging a robust, “E-Bay/Kayak-like” technology platform with optimum buyer/seller pricing algorithms, product availability, and predictive data analytics features.

Trxade currently serves and transacts with more than one-third (10,250) of these independent pharmacies and facilitates over $10 million of drug purchases a month!

Consumer

Trxade also targets the “consumer side” of the pharmaceutical industry, aiming to lower prescription drug costs by attacking the inefficient value chain; offering drug price transparency and efficient buying; and, delivering drugs DIRECT to independent pharmacists and consumers.

The company operates a full-service mail order pharmacy for U.S. consumers, as well as a mobile app called “Delivmeds” (http://www.delivmeds.com) which enables SAME DAY home delivery of dispensed prescriptions.

Retail

Trxade’s Managed Services Organization (“TrxadeMSO”) enables its member independent retail pharmacies to get patients, process orders, and deliver or ship prescriptions to patients. TrxadeMSO provides access to encompassing network of pharmacies through the E-Hub software, allowing for timely and comprehensive medication fulfillment.

These offerings ensure the best-suited pharmacy receives the patient’s information, thereby ensuring appropriate medication coverage based on the patient’s location, payor coverage, and medication access/inventory. This will save the clinicians and their staff time as they benefit from efficiency and enhanced workflow management in script processing and fulfillment.

Health Care Market

The U.S. health care market currently hovers near $4 trillion and is expected to grow as the general population ages. This growth will have greater impact on consumers as out-of-pocket expenses also rise. Additionally, drug costs are paced to increase faster than the overall health care and well above inflation.

Drug pricing is variable, and reimbursement is squeezing profits. This provides significant opportunity for the Trxade model of price visibility and profit optimization.

Trxade’s fair online market platform targets the nation’s retail community and independent pharmacies, of which there are approximately 24,000 nationwide. TRxADE has found that independent pharmacies, in order to be cost-effective, often operate with minimal staff and conduct up-to-the minute price checks. The TRxADE S2P platform gives these pharmacists the ability to easily compare the price of drugs offered by various suppliers and select the most favorable deals, saving money by taking advantage of best purchase pricing.

TRxADE’s programs include:

  • TRxADE Exchange, which opens and widens the distribution channel to the retail, community pharmacy. A purchasing pharmacy can view products from manufacturers, buying groups, and wholesalers on a real-time and continuous basis. This approach significantly enhances the competitive spirit of the exchange where the lowest price exists for each product at any given point in time. TRxADE has become a competitive tool for all progressive entities and is recognized for its easy searching of hard-to-find generic pharmaceuticals at substantially reduced prices.  
  • RX Guru™ is an industry-leading price prediction model that integrates product shortage insight into pharmacy acquisition benchmarks (“PAC”) to ascertain trends and pricing variances that result in significant purchasing opportunities. RX Guru affords members the opportunity to continuously benefit from real price purchasing opportunities that are concealed from the rest of the industry. 
  • Product Shortage Database – TRxADE maintains the most comprehensive retail, specialty and acute care pharmaceutical product shortage database in the country. Other industry competitors mainly restrict their efforts to specialty and acute care product shortages and narrowly research oral generic products. TRxADE’s advanced prediction tools help members source those hard-to-find products at affordable costs in a timely and easy-to-search process. 

Management Team 

Trxade’s management team is rich in expertise within the pharmaceutical supply chain and is supported by a base of advisors and contractors who are experts in related fields of the pharmaceutical sector.

Suren Ajjarapu – Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Secretary
Suren Ajjarapu has served as Trxade’s chairman of the board, CEO and secretary since 2014, and as the chairman of the board, chief executive officer and secretary of Trxade Nevada since its inception. Ajjarapu also serves as a chairman of the board for Feeder Creek Group Inc., since March 2018. Ajjarapu formerly was a founder, CEO and chairman of Sansur Renewable Energy Inc., a company involved in developing wind power sites in the Midwest, United States; a founder, president and director of Aemetis Inc., a biofuels company (AMTX.OB); a founder, chairman and CEO of International Biofuels, a subsidiary of Aemetis Inc.; and a co-founder, COO, and director at Global Information Technology Inc., an IT outsourcing and systems design company. Ajjarapu holds an M.S. in environmental engineering from South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, and an MBA from the University of South Florida, specializing in international finance and management. Ajjarapu is also a graduate of the Venture Capital and Private Equity program at Harvard University.

Prashant Patel – Director, President and Chief Operating Officer
Prashant Patel has served as Trxade’s full-time president and COO, and as a director since the company’s acquisition of Trxade Nevada in 2014, and as the COO and president and as a director of Trxade Nevada since its inception. He has been a president and member of the board of Trxade since August 2010. Patel is a registered pharmacist and pharmaceutical consultant with over 10 years of experience in retail pharmacy and pharmaceutical logistics. He is the founder of several pharmacies in the Tampa Bay area, in Florida. Since 2008, Patel has been managing member of the APAA LLC pharmacy. Since 2007, Patel has been a vice president of Holiday Pharmacy Inc. Patel graduated from Nottingham University School of Pharmacy and practiced in the United Kingdom before obtaining his masters in Transport, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School, City University, UK.

Trxade Group Inc. (MEDS), closed Thursday's trading session at $6.05, off by 7.4924%, on 147,553 volume with 827 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 163,002 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.0999999/$11.6000003.

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iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICLK)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICLK).

As China’s population nears 1.5 billion and internet use is rising at an explosive rate, the prospects for SaaS Enterprise Solutions and online marketing look brighter than ever. With a record number of people in China spending time online reading new, playing games, shopping and participating in social media, Software as a Service (SaaS) and digital marketing may be more effective than ever. iClick Interactive Asia Group (NASDAQ: ICLK) (ICLK Profile) is among the leading providers of independent online marketing and enterprise SaaS solutions in China, supplying integrated tools for analyzing and improving advertising and marketing performance. Also today, the company announced the launch of a new recommendation management platform for culture and tourism content, jointly developed by iClick and Tencent Culture and Tourism. According to the update, the new platform leverages iClick’s rich content resources and data tracking expertise and Tencent Culture and Tourism’s strong data capabilities to provide operators of domestic tourist attractions in China with a rich array of features including customer preference analysis and ranked selections of recommended travel content. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/9miEL

iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICLK) is an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider connecting worldwide marketers with audiences in China. Built on cutting-edge technologies, iClick’s proprietary platform possesses omni-channel marketing capabilities and fulfills various marketing objectives in a data-driven and automated manner, helping international and domestic marketers reach their target audiences. Headquartered in Hong Kong, iClick operates in 10 locations worldwide, including Asia and Europe.

iClick aims to become a fully integrated Enterprise and Marketing Cloud Platform in China, providing clients a full consumer-cycle solution. This is facilitated by two pillars’ growth strategy through two business segments: Marketing Solutions and Enterprise Solutions.

Marketing Solutions

Using data and AI-driven technology to help brands efficiently identify, target and acquire the right customers

As the leading programmatic marketing platform in China, iClick’s proprietary platform collects a wealth of data from multiple sources to precisely reach the right audience at the right moment, on the right channel and right device. Cross-screen search solutions capture critical micro-moments when users proactively search for what they need. This multi-dimensional approach to marketing allows iClick to effectively understand internet users and exponentially widen target audiences for its brand clients. Multiple monetization models available in the Marketing Solutions segment allow iClick to serve its clients in several ways, such as audience targeting.

Data-driven marketing is indispensable to marketers targeting specific audiences in China. More than 825 million internet users in China are anonymously profiled on iClick’s platform, which boasts cross-channel and cross-screen capabilities.

Enterprise Solutions

Enabling brands to efficiently manage their consumers through online and offline data integration and analysis, increase the repurchase rate, and enhance consumers’ loyalty

iClick’s Enterprise Solutions segment addresses enterprise needs in China, particularly focusing on “smart retail,” an expanding and innovating market involving the combination of online and offline consumers’ behavioral information. Enterprise Solutions support detailed profiling of customers, which facilitates data-driven business strategies, enhances business processes at various levels, and increases operational and marketing efficiency.

Enterprise Solutions leverages iClick’s proprietary platform that incorporates Artificial Intelligence (AI) to learn, build and store knowledge, enabling accurate predictions about consumer behavior that ultimately provide marketing solutions derived from the large amount of available data.

Through a strategic partnership with Tencent, iClick’s Enterprise Solutions presents strong recurring revenue streams with tremendous opportunities to upsell multi-national corporations (MNCs). Tencent’s proprietary API connection enables brands to build 360-degree consumer profiles based on the collection and integration of purchased behavioral information from online and offline touchpoints, including WeChat Mini Programs, WeChat Payment, WeChat Work and more.

As iClick continues to provide integrated marketing and smart retail solutions targeting Chinese consumers, the company believes Enterprise Solutions has strong long-term growth potential and will become a major gross margin contributor in the future.

Partnerships

In 2019, iClick established various agreements and partnerships with a number of leading southeast and northeast Asian companies for regional diversification and in 2020 is focused on continuing to develop additional partnerships and new business models globally. Many of the world’s top companies are leveraging iClick’s proprietary data platform to precisely identify and reach out to core target audience groups in China.

The company’s partnerships include:

  • A tri-partnership with BTG WELINK, an online retail services arm of Beijing Tourism Group (“BTG”), and Tencent Holdings Ltd., China’s leading provider of internet value added services. As part of this partnership, iClick applies its upgraded solutions to build a private DSP (Demand Side Platform) system for BTG. Using Tencent’s big data advertising platform, iClick can assist BTG to develop precision marketing campaigns.
  • An Advertising Agency Authorization Certificate from Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), under which iClick is designated the authorized agency for native advertising of Baidu’s news feed ads. Native advertising is a consumer-friendly, non-disruptive advertising format that has gained rapid popularity among advertisers in recent years. Native advertising and creative marketing content have become a more effective marketing method among the Chinese young consumers. In 2019, the native advertising sector was estimated to have an around 53.5% share of the online advertising revenue, according to Statista.
  • A joint-venture partnership with VGI Global Media Plc (VGI.BKK), Thailand’s No. 1 online to offline (O2O) solutions provider across advertising, payment and logistics platforms, which enables brands in Southeast Asia to capture the multi-billion-dollar Chinese consumer market through a range of technology-driven marketing solutions.

Case Study: Armani Hotel Dubai

Dubai has been gearing up to welcome the growing wave of Chinese visitors. Chinese nationals are eligible for a 30-day visa-on-arrival into the UAE, which gives Chinese travelers tremendous convenience. In light of this, Armani Hotel Dubai set the objective to increase its sales in this market.

The challenge: What Aarmani Hotel Dubai lacked in executing this goal was insightful understanding of Chinese travelers in particular the demographics that were likely to be attracted to the hotel. Challenged by the huge differences in the business practice, unique culture and language barrier in running digital campaigns in China, Armani Hotel Dubai turned to iClick’s know-how and expertise to guide its campaign to success and meet its sales goal.

The solution: iClick tailored an optimal solution for the hotel to increase brand awareness and booking rate from China – which is the key market for the hotel – and successfully assisted Armani Hotel Dubai in reaching its target Chinese audiences by using China’s most popular mobile and internet sites, including WeChat and Weibo, to improve reach and booking potential.

The results: Due to iClick’s unrivaled technological and execution strengths, Armani Hotel Dubai’s ads were delivered in an omnichannel manner, raising brand awareness and garnering interest between Chinese consumers. Subsequently, Armani Hotel Dubai saw a surge in conversion rate.
During the campaign, the Armani Hotel Dubai brand was connected with 87% of Chinese mobile users.

Award-winning Provider

iClick, a Deloitte Technology Fast50, has received multiple industry awards from the international marketing community. The company is committed to helping clients access digital China with its omni-channel, data-driven marketing solutions that deliver uniquely sharpened marketing capabilities and outstanding advertising results.

Most recently, iClick subsidiary OptAim (Beijing) Information Technology Co., Ltd was recognized by Tencent Ads as a 2019 Gold Service Provider. Tencent Ads also named OptAim the winner of three major annual awards for the second half of 2019: “Outstanding Contribution of the Year,” “Best Technology & Data Application Award,” and “Best Branding Awards.”

In November 2019, company co-founder and CEO Sammy Hsieh was chosen as the winner of the “EY Entrepreneur of The Year China 2019 Award in Technology Category,” an award recognizing his entrepreneurial acumen, innovative spirit and strong leadership. As one of the world’s most prestigious business accolades, the “EY Entrepreneur of The Year” awards program honors those who accomplish success by combining ability with opportunity, and inspire others with great vision, leadership and outstanding achievement.

iClick won the Annual Influential Platform Award and the Innovation Golden Award in Marketing at the Creative Award 2019, as well as the Best Tourism Marketing Agency. The company was also the recipient of the “Best Brand and Performance Marketing Award” at the Performance Marketing Ecosystem Summit 2018 hosted by the Advertising & Marketing Service, a division of Tencent Holdings Limited.

The company in 2018 was also recognized as “Platinum Service Partner of Tencent Social Ads” at the Tencent Key Accounts Mid-Year Summit held in Beijing. The mobile division of iClick, Optaim, received the same award beginning in 2016. Optaim was also the “Best DSP Partner” and “Key Account Data Partner” of Tencent, making it the only player in China with such unique and deep level of cooperation with Tencent Social Ads.

Leadership

Sammy Wing Hong Hsieh, chairman of the board and co-founder, was CEO from 2009 to 2019. Prior to co-founding iClick, Hsieh held senior positions in several prominent technology companies. He was general manager for Asia Pacific at Efficient Frontier (now an Adobe company), a leading digital performance marketing company, and was director of Search Marketing at Yahoo Hong Kong from 2000-2008. Hsieh received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Jian Tang, director, CEO and co-founder, has 20 years of experience in digital advertising and is well-known in China for his expertise in advertising technologies and big data. In 2012, he founded OptAim, which was acquired by iClick in 2015, and has served key research, engineering and management roles at Yahoo’s global research and development center. Tang received his doctorate in computer engineering from Tsinghua University and was named by Campaign Asia as one of the leaders in its Digital A-List in 2016.

Terence Chi Wai Li, chief financial officer, has 15 years of experience in financial management, investment and business operations. He has served in management roles and advisory capacities at several start-ups, in addition to financial management and fundraising roles. He previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, specializing in M&A due diligence and cross border tax and deal structuring projects. Li received an MBA from Oxford University’s Said Business School. He is a Fellow Member of ACCA, a Member of HKICPA, and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICLK), closed Thursday's trading session at $4.43, off by 2.4229%, on 191,419 volume with 992 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 300,574 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.73000001/$5.48999977.

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Sigma Labs Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Sigma Labs Inc. (SGLB).

History was made for the 3D printing industry recently with the first flight of the Boeing 777X aircraft, built using over 300 3D-printed parts – including an inducer never used in a commercial jet engine before 3D printing made it possible (http://nnw.fm/vbk7G). At the forefront of the 3D metal printing industry, Sigma Labs (NASDAQ: SGLB) is the sole provider of the requisite quality control software that’s removing scalability hurdles for the industry, enabling operators of machines to offset emerging quality problems in-process and boosting overall production and profitability.

Sigma Labs Inc. (SGLB) is the only provider of in-process quality-assurance software to the commercial 3D printing metal industry that enables operators of machines making 3D metal parts to offset emerging quality problems, sustain part quality, and avoid rejects. Sigma’s software is the singular solution that enables both real-time, in-process detection of quality control manufacturing irregularities for critical metal parts and then provides the operator the actionable information needed to adjust and mitigate the developing anomaly. Sigma Labs’ software represents a paradigm shift in the quality control process for the manufacture of 3D printed metal components. The nascent 3D metal printing industry is on the verge of radically altering the speed and technical complexity of manufactured parts. Further, it makes possible just-in-time availability of critical components – all at reduced cost, time, waste and weight. 3D printing, heralded as the fourth industrial revolution in manufacturing, will only truly surpass traditional techniques when the additive manufacturing industry moves from “post process” quality control to “in process” quality assurance.

For the industry to move from prototype manufacturing of critical components to economically viable commercial production, the 3D metal printing industry must find ways to dramatically increase production speed and quality yields, and to dramatically decrease the excessive cost of quality control. To achieve these prerequisites and move 3D metal printing into the mainstream, parts must be inspected and certified during the manufacturing process rather than after. Parts in the production process that are developing signs of quality control problems must be identified in real-time and alerts must be issued. The problem, along with the solution, must then be communicated to the machine operator to implement repairs.

Revolutionizing Additive Manufacturing

Sigma Labs, with its PrintRite3D® brand, has established a new benchmark in the development and commercialization of real-time computer aided inspection (“CAI”) solutions. Sigma Labs resolves the major roadblocks and costly quality control challenges that impede the 3D manufacture of precision metal parts. The company’s breakthrough computer-aided software product revolutionizes commercial additive manufacturing, enabling non-destructive quality assurance during production, uniquely allowing errors to be corrected in real-time.

Sigma Labs was founded in 2010 by a team of Los Alamos National Labs scientists and engineers to develop and commercially license advanced metallurgical products for the military ordinance, dental implants, and then for additive manufacturing (3D printing). After assessing 3D metal printing technology and the costly, inconsistent quality control issues, Sigma Labs concluded that the enormous potential of 3D metal printing could only scale up if in-process quality-assurance tools were developed to observe, manage and control the manufacturing complexities in such a manner that reliability and repeatability of very high precision quality metal parts could be achieved in the process. Sigma Labs’ patented and third-party validated software has achieved these objectives and now delivers the critical elements needed to unleash the promise of 3D metal printing.

Sigma Labs’ products and services are engineered, manufactured and qualified for use in the highly demanding and hyper precise production environments of the aerospace, defense, transportation, oil and gas, biomedical and other precision-dependent industries.

The Challenge

Additive metal manufacturing combines multiple processes and parts into one single 3D printed part. Due to variances in the additive manufacturing process, parts of consistent quality currently can’t be reliably produced in either large or small quantities without substantial postproduction inspection and rejection costs. Parts are inspected after production using CT scans and other means, so the manufacturer doesn’t know until the very end which of the finished parts meet design specifications. This means lost time, lost profits and inability to economically scale up production.

Innovative Approach

Sigma Labs solves this problem with its patented, in-process quality control technology that informs operators and engineers how to improve both the manufacturing process and quality by capturing meaningful data about inconsistencies in real-time. Sigma Labs is also partnering with OEMs, working toward the visionary introduction of revolutionary closed-loop control that will bypass the machine operator and automatically make in process corrections by reducing machine variations.

Sigma Labs’ next generation technology gives manufacturers the ability to make fast, virtual real-time adjustments so that each finished part is uniform and within critical specifications, thereby improving production quality, decreasing end-users’ risks and waste, and increasing profits and speed to market. Sigma Labs’ PrintRite3D® IPQA Software monitors and assesses the quality of each production part in the 3D additive manufacturing process – layer by layer, and in real-time. This has never been available until now.

Sigma Labs maintains a strong intellectual property portfolio consisting of trade secrets, process know-how and 34 patents either granted, pending or awaiting pre-publication around the globe. These patents encompass the fundamental technologies underlying Sigma Labs’ melt pool process control, data analytics, anomaly detection, signature identification, and future “closed-loop control” of 3D metal printing.

Market Opportunity

Providing advanced quality assurance software to the commercial 3D printing industry is currently a $1.4 billion addressable market expected to grow to $3.9 billion by 2023. Integrating Sigma Labs’ groundbreaking software helps arm the industry with a necessary catalyst to help enable and optimize the fourth industrial revolution in manufacturing.

Sigma Labs’ global client base includes 23 installations across 19 different users. Tier-1 OEM enterprises and end-users such as Siemens, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney and others are currently evaluating PrintRite3D® for production lines.

Management Team

John Rice, CEO and chairman of the board of directors, has extensive experience as a CEO, lead negotiator, turnaround expert, business financier and crisis management executive/consultant. Prior to becoming chair and CEO of Sigma Labs, he was the CEO of a successful turn-around of a Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Rice has led a variety of companies in diverse business sectors and worked on a host of products and technologies including design and manufacture of high-end jet engine test equipment for the U.S. Airforce, chaff dispensers for F16s, software for modeling naval exercises, software for controlling warehouse distribution systems, medical radioisotopes, cancer detection, and cybersecurity. He is an honor’s graduate of Harvard College.

Darren Beckett, CTO, has over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, including Intel Corporation, where he held various technical and managerial positions. His expertise in process engineering for advanced manufacturing technology includes statistical process control for fabrication of semiconductor devices.

CFO Frank D. Orzechowski also serves as treasurer, principal accounting officer, principal financial officer and corporate secretary. He has more than 30 years of distinguished financial and operational experience. Orzechowski began his career at Coopers & Lybrand in 1982, received his CPA certification in 1984, and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting from Georgetown University in 1982.

Ronald Fisher, vice president of business development, is leading the commercialization of PrintRite3D® 5.0. Fisher is a mechanical engineer with hands-on experience in quality, manufacturing and product development. He has distinguished himself as a lead sales and marketing officer as well as a chief operating officer most recently before joining Sigma in technology startup that grew from market entry to successful exit by merger-acquisition.

Sigma Labs Inc. (SGLB), closed Thursday's trading session at $2.99, off by 4.7771%, on 468,789 volume with 2,286 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 127,682 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.97000002/$18.50.

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Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTC: PLPRF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTC: PLPRF).

Plus Products (CSE: PLUS) (OTCQX: PLPRF), a California-based cannabis-products company, recently extended its portfolio into the wellness and relief market through the launch of its new CBDRelief brand. To view the full article, visit http://cnw.fm/nP41E.

Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTC: PLPRF) is a branded cannabis-infused products manufacturer of edibles created to support a healthy and active lifestyle. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, PLUS™ concentrates on producing edibles using extracts to ensure compliant, dosable and delicious products that provide a consistent cannabis experience.

First introduced to the market in 2015 to rave reviews, PLUS™ is now one of the top best-selling edible brands in California. PLUS™ operates through a wholly owned subsidiary, Carberry, and has four cannabis-infused gummy candy SKUs (in addition to limited edition SKUs), that are currently sold in over 200 licensed dispensaries and delivery services. All products under the PLUS™ brand are produced in the company’s 12,000-square-foot food-safe cannabis manufacturing facility in Adelanto, California.

PLUS Products shares are currently listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange. PLUS™ raised CAD$20 million through the offering, for which the lead underwriters were PI Financial and Canaccord Genuity. The company intends to use a portion of the IPO proceeds to fund rapid product capacity expansion, factory automation, working capital and new product development.

Operating in the largest adult-use recreational market in the U.S., PLUS Products holds a temporary manufacturing license in California and was one of the first brands to bring fully compliant products to the legal market. California legalized adult use recreational sales on Jan. 1, 2018, and industry analysts expect edible sales there will continue to amass enviable revenues. According to BDS Analytics, edibles made up 18 percent of marijuana retail sales in February 2018 across licensed retailers in California, with PLUS™ products ranking in the Top 10 of edible brands by retail dollar sales.

During the first half of 2018, PLUS Products generated US$2.45 million in sales, a marked improvement over 2017’s US$1.07 million in sales. The company’s established cannabis products are not only compliant with state laws, they are proving to be extremely popular with consumers. Among the PLUS™ product brands are:

  • Blackberry & Lemon RESTORE, an infusion of carefully dosed cannabis with a 9:1 THC to CBD per gummy.
  • Sour Watermelon UPLIFT, a low-calorie gummy crafted from carefully dosed cannabis with an infusion of 5mg THC per gummy.
  • Pineapple & Coconut CBD RELIEF, a tropical flavor gummy made from pure cannabis-derived CBD that is low-calorie, gluten-free and made with kosher ingredients.
  • Sour Blueberry CREATE, a low-calorie gummy infused with hybrid flower containing 5 mg THC.
  • Limited Edition Rose & Vanilla, available at select locations during Winter 2018, these gummies are crafted with 60 mg THC/30 mg CBD per tin.
  • Limited Edition RAINBOW SORBET gummies was created to celebrate Pride during Spring 2018 with a portion of each purchase donated to The Trevor Project, a confidential suicide hotline for LGBT youth.

“We are extremely proud of the products PLUS has brought to market,” remarked Jake Heimark, CEO and cofounder in a statement. “We’ve quickly grown into one of the leading edible brands in California. With the proceeds of this round, we will continue to further our mission: to make cannabis safe and approachable for all types of consumers.”

The PLUS™ team believes that everyone deserves access to consistent, dosable and delicious cannabis products and strives to make that happen. Producing the best infused products at scale requires thoughtful collaboration among experts in many fields. At PLUS™, our team is comprised of Chefs, Chemists, Food Manufacturing Experts, Engineers, Machinists, Visionaries, Creatives, Strategists and others.

Plus Products Inc. (PLPRF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.432799, off by 4.248%, on 11,446 volume with 17 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 49,686 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.279000014/$4.36999988.

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Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD)

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

Sugarmade Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) was featured today in the 420 with CNW by CannabisNewsWire. Analysts say the cannabis companies mentioned in the discussion above are just a tiny fraction of the industry and they believe that all sector players, including Sugarmade Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD), are doing everything that they can to help in the fight against this pandemic that has brought the world to a near-standstill.

Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD) is a product and brand marketing company investing in operations and technologies with disruptive potential, especially in cannabis. Headquartered in Monrovia, California, the company is recognizing new opportunities in the cannabis delivery space. After close analysis of the evolving market, Sugarmade has broadened its focus to embrace promising emerging industries.

Growth Strategy

Recognizing new investment and operational opportunities within California’s cannabis market, Sugarmade is strategizing to take advantage of strong opportunities in delivery services (non-storefront retailer), manufacturing via co-branding, and selective genetic cultivation. The company is taking a highly selective approach, targeting only the best of these opportunities for company growth.

In line with this strategy is northern California delivery service Budcars, in which Sugarmade owns a 40% interest. Budcars connects consumers with premium products sourced from top-tier farms and extractors, offering a curated menu of fully compliant cannabis products. The company maintains a competitive advantage by sourcing premium cannabis offerings within a two-hour delivery window. By maintaining its own cars, California licenses, and its own fulfillment center while orderings its premium products in bulk at lower prices, Budcars can rein in costs and commit to maintaining competitive prices for its customers. Currently serving major communities within the metropolitan area of Sacramento, Budcars plans to continue expansion of the company’s delivery reach.

Sugarmade plans to continue its expansion into burgeoning new sectors of the cannabis market through the following avenues:

  • Geographic expansion of Budcars delivery scope
  • New delivery geographies
  • Cannabis cultivation as a key component of a hybrid vertical integration strategy
  • Product technology expansion—including products containing exotic and lesser-known cannabinoids

Diversified Portfolio

Sugarmade has various business operations in diverse marketplaces, including packaging and paper goods for various industries, and agricultural supplies. The company entered the industrial hemp and CBD space by investing in Hempistry, Inc., a privately held Nevada corporation. Hempistry began 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.

Sugarmade’s portfolio also includes the ZenHydro.com and CarryOutSupplies.com brands. Sugarmade has completed a master market agreement with industry leader BizRight Hydroponics Inc., a leading marketer and manufacturer of cannabis and hydroponic growth supplies, including: HPS grow lights, electronic ballasts, HPS bulbs, nutrient mixes, environmental control products, pH measurement and calibration solutions and storage products. BizRight operates ZenHydro.com and other e-commerce properties and sells various products to distributors and retailers.

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% of the market share. Sugarmade plans to expand operations via the addition of market share and the introduction of new product offerings.

Market Opportunity

The global industrial hemp market size was estimated at USD 4.71 billion in 2019 and is expected to register a revenue-based CAGR of 15.8% over the forecast period of 2016-2027, according to Grandview Research. Market growth drivers include the 2018 Farm Bill and society’s increasing knowledge of the benefits of hemp products.

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.

Management

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.

Dedicated to getting the highest caliber of THC and CBD to its customers’ door, the company’s priority is to ensure that they receive the highest quality cannabis product free from logistical hassles. 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 Thursday's trading session at $0.0028, off by 9.6774%, on 5,590,193 volume with 84 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 9,858,863 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0023/$0.056499999.

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The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX: FIRE) (OTC: SPRWF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (OTC: SPRWF).

Supreme Cannabis Company (TSX: FIRE) (OTCQX: SPRWF) (FRA: 53S1) this morning announced the successful completion of its first international cannabis shipment from Canada into Israel. Supreme Cannabis partnered with Israel’s largest producer of medical cannabis and cannabis products, Breath of Life International Ltd. (“BOL Pharma”), to offer Truverra-branded premium medical cannabis to patients in Israel. Additionally, the company provided a corporate update regarding COVID-19, in which it detailed its efforts to mitigate risk and manage disruption to its operations. To view the full press release, visit http://cnw.fm/DUY0b

Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX: FIRE) (OTC: SPRWF) is committed to providing premium brands and products that reflect the company’s knowledgeable customers, passionate employees and culture of innovation. The company aims to grow the world’s best legal cannabis and become a leader in the global industry. Supreme Cannabis calls its Toronto Venture Exchange stock symbol, “FIRE,” a testament to the company’s passion for cannabis and obsession with quality.

Supreme Cannabis believes the world is ready to follow Canada’s lead by ending the 100-year cannabis prohibition and, as one of Canada’s most premium cannabis producers, the company sees itself at the center of this global shift.

A key piece of Supreme Cannabis’ ability to fulfill its mission is its flagship brand, 7ACRES, a wholly owned subsidiary that operates a 440,000-square-foot hybrid cultivation facility in Kincardine, Ontario. 7ACRES is focused on building a core competency in scaled high-quality cannabis production. With a best-in-class cultivation facility producing a competitive product that fuels a leading premium brand, Supreme Cannabis has achieved a differentiated advantage in cultivation IP, products and branding. The company’s foundational investment in premium cultivation has secured it a leadership position in the industry as the Canadian market becomes more competitive and matures.

Since legalization, 7ACRES has brought five premium flower strains to market in Canada. The demand for 7ACRES product continues with the company’s most recent launch of Jack Haze, a new proprietary premium cultivar. The company’s first sativa-dominant strain, Jack Haze offers rare sensory characteristics, delivering high THC content with a terpinolene forward profile, including a complex aroma with notes of citrus, pine and warm spice. As it develops its next winning strain, 7ACRES continues to prioritize subjective quality. In the Canadian cannabis market, this approach has established 7ACRES as a well-known premium brand that commands premium pricing coast-to-coast.

In addition to 7ACRES, Supreme Cannabis has built a diversified portfolio of focused consumer-driven brands:

  • Sugarleaf by 7AC – this new brand widens Supreme Cannabis’ product offerings and targets consumers who are looking for more refined, milder consumption experience as they discover their own cannabis taste preferences and desires. Product formats under this brand are focused on offering consumers elegant and convenient cannabis experiences.
  • Blissco — dedicated to providing wellness focused consumers with premium cannabis products, education, and outstanding customer care. Blissco is focused on bringing its collection of premium whole-flower CBD oils to market.
  • Truverra — focused on being a global leader in the development, production and marketing of hemp and cannabis-derived medicinal products with clinically proven efficacy. With over 25 SKUs sold online in the UK and Europe, Truverra is ideally positioned to address emerging international cannabis opportunities.
  • Khalifa Kush Enterprises — formed through a prestigious international partnership with Khalifa Kush Enterprises (KKE) Canada, the Canadian counterpart to the popular U.S. cannabis brand KKE formed by Wiz Khalifa. Together, Supreme Cannabis and KKE Canada are developing and launching a lineup of premium cannabis products, including a future line based on the well-known Khalifa Kush strain.

Each of Supreme Cannabs’ brands and partnerships have been strategically identified and designed to support the company’s mission to enhance the lives of consumers through positive cannabis experiences. Equally important to delivering desirable consumer experiences is the infrastructure supporting the company’s brands and products. From seed to sale, supreme cannabis continues to build an impressive group of operating assets that serve key functions throughout the value chain:

  • Cultivation – for starters, there is Supreme Cannabis’ foundational flagship asset, its 440,000-square-foot cultivation facility in Kincardine, Ontario. With over 600 employees, 24 grow rooms, and best-in-class processing equipment and procedures, this facility is expected to reach an annual production capacity of 50,000 kilograms in the near-term. In this purpose-built facility, the company grows small-batch high-quality cannabis from 10,000-square-foot grow rooms and completes a proprietary hang-dry for up to two weeks.
  • Extraction – with the acquisition of Blissco in fiscal 2019, in addition to the Blissco wellness brand, Supreme Cannabis gained a 12,000-square-foot dedicated extraction facility in Langley, BC. This facility conducts both C02 and ethanol extraction and with the recent receipt of its oil sales license from Health Canada, it now produces Blissco branded CBD oils and expects to fill vaporizer pods for a partnership between the company’s 7ACRES brand and Pax Labs.
  • Manufacturing – most recently, the company announced its 107,000-square-foot processing, packaging and manufacturing facility in Kitchener, naming the facility Supreme Cannabis Kitchener. In Q4 FY2020, the company expects to begin whole flower packaging and pre-roll manufacturing for Supreme Cannabis brands at the Kitchener Facility. In the long-term, in additional to processing its own inputs, Supreme Cannabis intends generate incremental revenue by packaging, distributing and branding third-party cannabis inputs from quality-focused cultivators.
  • R&D and Product Testing – In Q1 FY2020, Supreme Cannabis closed the acquisition of Truverra and acquired a 5,000-square-foot facility licensed under Canadian Clinical Cannabinoids Inc. in Scarborough, Ontario (“Supreme Cannabis Scarborough”). Supreme Cannabis Scarborough provides R&D space for the company to test new products and develop medicinal science intellectual property. In the near-term, with the legalization of 2.0 cannabis products, this centre for innovation will be testing and bringing concentrate products to market under the 7ACRES brand.

Supreme is committed to continue to identify new opportunities to grow and strengthen its impressive portfolio of operating assets and brands and scale its strong Canadian business globally.

Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (OTC: SPRWF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.209, up 12.973%, on 385,904 volume with 220 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 573,546 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.101000003/$1.64999997.

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Appreciated Media Holdings (TSX.V: AMH) (OTCQB: WDRFF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Wonderfilm Media Corporation (OTCQB: WDRFF).

Appreciated Media Holdings (TSX.V: AMH) (OTCQB: WDRFF), formerly The Wonderfilm Media Corporation, on Wednesday announced that its board of directors has appointed Doug Magallon to serve as a director of the company and that, further to its March 24 news release, it has changed its name from The Wonderfilm Media Corporation to Appreciated Media Holdings Inc. According to the update, Magallon, a veteran television, commercial and film producer/director who, until recently, ran one of the longest standing production companies in Los Angeles with his business partner, has been appointed to serve as a director of the company, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/F0Yiz

Appreciated Media Holdings (TSX.V: AMH) (OTCQB: WDRFF) main business is the worldwide production of high-quality feature films and episodic television. The Wonder?lm team includes Hollywood veterans who have packaged, produced and delivered several profitable recent films, including “BlacKkKlansman,” “Get Out” and “The Hurt Locker.” Having these individuals on the Wonderfilm team demonstrates the company’s proven access to Academy Award-quality films and upside.

Wonder?lm maintains a continuing $58 million annual production slate to meet the constant and growing need for content worldwide. The company’s risk-averse production process results in predictable and consistent revenue streams.

Soaring demand for content from streaming providers is fueling industry growth. The global media and entertainment market is expected to grow from $1.9 trillion in 2017 to $2.4 trillion in 2022, a five-year CAGR of 4.4%.

The company recently formed Wonderfilm Global, an international film and television sales and distribution joint venture that is expected to generate significant incremental revenue.

Wonderfilm has strong relationships throughout the entertainment industry, which enables cost-effective production budgets and in-demand content creation.

Management Team with Proven Track Records

Kirk Shaw: Over 240 movies and seven television series to his credit. Headed up Canada’s largest independent film and television production company, attaining $100 million revenue two years straight with 8% EBITDA.

Dan Grodnik: Founded Mass Hysteria Entertainment, a publicly traded company, and became its chairman/CEO. Produced over 50 feature films, including “Bobby,” the 2006 Robert Kennedy biographic film.

Shaun Redick & Yvette Yates: $300 million+ USD total production budgets to date with a combined 175 award wins/355 nominations, including 10 Oscar nominations. In 2017 and 2018, they produced two of the most successful Hollywood films of those years: “Get Out” ($255 million USD gross revenue) and “BlacKkKlansman” ($100 million USD gross revenue). Scheduled to produce two to three films per year for Wonderfilm, with the first release slated for October 2020. Committed to the 4% challenge to give more women and women of color the opportunity to direct.

Jeff Bowler: 2017 Emmy Award-winning producer. Vice president of acquisitions and production for The Exchange, one of the top film sales and finance companies in the world. Bowler is the executive for Wonderfilm Global distribution.

Bret Saxon: Through his company, TMP Inc., Saxon created M&A deals worth over US$750 million across 113 countries. Produced several feature films and made-for-television movies, including Wonderfilm’s 2019 movie “Zombie Tidal Wave” for NBC/Universal’s SYFY.

17-Title Movie Slate — Greenlit

Wonderfilm currently has 17 films greenlit with combined budgets totaling $58 million. Wonderfilm production stars include: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Guy Pearce, Ryan Phillippe and Anne Heche, to name a few.

Some of the company’s most notable greenlit projects include the horror film “Amityville 1974,” slated for theatrical release in October 2020, and the action film “Inside Game” starring Tyrese Gibson, which will be released to theaters in fall 2020.

The company is also actively developing a number of other new IP projects, including a dramatic biographic feature titled “Life and Times of Steve McQueen,” a film adaptation of the bestselling novel “Merchant of Death” and a television series headed by “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” creator Anthony Zuiker.

 

Potential for Breakout Success

Wonderfilm movies have the potential for millions of dollars in revenue from the kind of breakout success generated by films like “Saw” and “Get Out,” which would propel Wonderfilm and its revenue streams to a new level. Wonderfilm has several potential breakout films in its development/production queue.

Note: Potential breakout films are not factored into company’s revenue projections.

Base Hits and Home Runs

In tandem with its slate of high-profile films, Wonder?lm continues to finance, produce and deliver many profitable low-risk, lower-budget films that are base hits. Shaun Redick is a home run hitter, and his upcoming Wonderfilm projects are anticipated to be home run hits for the company, while base hits such as “Zombie Tidal Wave” provide a consistent source of revenue.

Recent Industry Breakout Films Include:

  • SAW – $1.2 million budget = $103.9 million in sales
  • Pulp Fiction – $8 million budget = $212 million in sales
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding – $5 million budget = $250 million in sales
  • Lost in Translation – $4 million budget = $120 million in sales
  • Get Out – $4.5 million budget = $255.5 million sales (Shaun Redick)

Note: Revenue from most of Wonderfilm’s current slate will be recorded on the books in 2020 or 2021.

Recent Wonderfilm Releases

  • Aug. 17, 2019: Co-produced with NBC/Universal, “Zombie Tidal Wave” premièred on the SYFY channel to strong ratings.
  • Aug. 29, 2019: “The Fanatic” starring John Travolta opens in U.S. theaters.
  • Sept. 5, 2019: “Tammy’s Always Dying” premiers at Toronto Film Festival.
  • Nov. 8, 2019: “Primal” starring Nicolas Cage opens in U.S. theaters.

Wonderfilm Global Distribution

At the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Wonderfilm officially launched Wonderfilm Global, a new film, television and media foreign sales/distribution joint venture with 101 Films and Paul McGowan.

Wonderfilm acquired 51% ownership in the joint venture structure and immediately began attaching its own productions to Wonderfilm Global. The joint venture represents a significant opportunity for Wonderfilm, changing how the company does business.

The intention behind Wonderfilm Global is to keep distribution margins in-house that previously went to other companies. Since most Wonderfilm movies are relatively low-risk and easy to sell because they feature desirable cast and genre, third-party distribution companies were previously earning approximately 10%, plus expenses, on Wonderfilm movies without any level of risk. Now, revenue is generated through presales of Wonder?lm projects and, at times, third-party films. The average Wonder?lm movie is pre-sold for $5million, garnering $500,000 to $750,000 per sale as a commission. These commissions now stay in-house with Wonder?lm Global, and the company expects to sell 10 to 12 third-party films between fall 2019 and fall 2020, generating roughly $6 million in commission income.

A further revenue source is generated from theatrical sales through a 50/50 upside split once the minimum sales threshold is met.

Wonder?lm Global has offices in Vancouver, Beverly Hills, London, Ireland, Seoul and China.

Wonderfilm Business Model

Wonderfilm productions are structured to begin generating a return to the company as soon as the camera starts rolling.

Return Before a Film is Delivered: Producer fee line items are included in each production budget. These range from $50,000 to $500,000, depending on the total budget, and are paid to Wonderfilm most commonly on the first day of principle photography.

Distribution: Wonderfilm Global charges sales and distribution fees within each production budget to cover its presale costs.

Note: Wonderfilm’s productions are all structured to minimize risk by matching budget to funds available.

Return After a Film is Delivered: Unsold presale territories are countries or territories left off of a film’s presale list, either for strategic reasons or because the broadcaster/distributor is waiting to see the completed film. These outside-the-budget distribution sales become Wonderfilm profit centers.

Sales overages once contracted presale threshold is surpassed.

The company’s film library grows with each new production, adding to future sales revenue. Depending on the agreement, exploitation rights for future worldwide sales return to Wonderfilm four or seven years after delivery. As of October 2019, Wonderfilm’s growing film library comprises 18 titles for future exploitation.

Note: The nature of the film business is that box office revenue lags production up to a couple of years.

$50 Million Wonderfilm Production Fund (WPF):

Wonderfilm is in the process of raising $50 million to establish a Wonderfilm Production Fund (WPF). WPF is designed to consolidate traditional production financing models into a single diversified, asset-backed debt instrument.

The WPF is a highly specialized investment vehicle with noncorrelated market returns normally reserved for institutional banks and specialty lenders, and it would pay 8% interest directly from each Wonderfilm movie or series budget and not from corporate funds. These same interest payments are already added to each production budget, as the company currently closes a separate financing for every film. The WPF would significantly streamline Wonderfilm’s production rate, adding revenue more quickly and broadening the yearly production slate.

For fund investors, the WPF is a dedicated production-financing vehicle designed to offer a risk-moderated approach to investing in film finance. The managed process provides structure and reassurance that are normally experienced only when working with an institutional lender that has a dedicated staff and resources.

All projects being financed are for Wonderfilm productions, with the fund collateral fully secured by receivables, including presale contracts, government incentives, or a guarantee from Wonderfilm for any unsecured amounts as may be permitted.

Appreciated Media Holdings (OTCQB: WDRFF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.1395, up 90.5738%, on 32,847 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 17,141 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.046199999/$0.239999994.

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Siyata Mobile Inc. (TSX.V: SIM) (OTCQX: SYATF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Siyata Mobile Inc. (SYATF).

Siyata Mobile (TSX.V: SIM) (OTCQX: SYATF) (FRA: WK3D) today announced its recent receipt of over $400K in new purchase orders for the Uniden UV350 in-vehicle IoT device from three new distributors working on First Responder projects in the United States. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/6Bk6j

Siyata Mobile Inc. (TSX.V: SIM) (OTCQX: SYATF) is a leading global developer and provider of Push-to-Talk Over Cellular ("PTT/PoC") systems for enterprise customers. The company specializes in connected vehicle products for professional fleets and markets its products under the Uniden® Cellular brand.

Since its inception in 2012, Siyata has amassed a customer base that includes cellular operators, commercial vehicle technology distributors, and fleets of all sizes in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Australia and the Middle East.

Recognized by the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange in 2018 as a Venture Top 50 Company, Siyata aims to deliver the highest quality and most technologically advanced mobile communication devices for global corporate workforces, fleets, homes and buildings.

The company has long been an industry pioneer, delivering the world's first 3G connected vehicle device as well as the world's first 4G/LTE vehicle mounted smartphone for First Responders and commercial fleets and vehicles.

Siyata is headquartered in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Product Portfolio

Siyata's suite of technology includes numerous PTT and legacy devices, as well as cellular boosters designed to improve cellular signals in corporate warehouses, government embassies, retirement home campuses, banks and manufacturing plants.

The company's flagship product, the Uniden UV350, is the world's first vehicle-mounted 4G/LTE smartphone with crystal clear quality, carrier grade PTT, voice, text, video and data applications built into a single device. Specifically designed for First Responder and commercial fleet vehicles, the UV350 runs on cellular LTE networks that provide nationwide and global coverage, replacing traditional single purpose two-way radios that require a monthly fee and limited network coverage.

The Uniden UV350 is currently available through Bell Mobility, Canada's largest LTE network and PTT community. Expanding its availability, Siyata is completing network approval with two North American Tier 1 operators to launch the UV350 in the U.S. in 2019.

Management Team

CEO and Chairman Marc Seelenfreund is the founder of Siyata. He is also the founder of Siyata's parent company, Accel Telecom, an Israel-based company that specializes in importing and distributing innovative cellular and IP devices to fixed line operators and mobile providers within Israel. Prior to establishing Accel, Seelenfreund was a vice president at Sunrise Corporation in New York where he focused on financing publicly traded technology companies. Seelenfreund has a law degree from Bar Ilan University, is a board member at Israel's leading private university, and has served as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces.

Glenn Kennedy, vice president of sales, has over 25 years of sales experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining Siyata in 2016, Kennedy managed sales nationally for Motorola Canada, HTC Communications Canada, and Sonim Technologies. He holds a bachelor's degree in honors business administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

CFO Gerald Bernstein, a professional chartered accountant, has spent 20 years focusing on private equity financing and tax efficient corporate structuring in multi-jurisdictional arenas. He holds a bachelor's degree of commerce as well as a graduate diploma in public accountancy from McGill University. Bernstein has been a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1987.

Gidi Bracha, Vice President of Technology, has served in this position since 2011 and spearheaded the development of both the Truckfone, Voyager and UV350. Bracha served in various key positions at Cellcom, Israel's leading cellular provider, including head of car mobility products and director of type approvals. Bracha served as an engineer technician in the Anti-Aircraft division of the Air Force in the Israel Defense Forces and holds a bachelor's degree in engineering and business management from the University of Derby.

Siyata Mobile Inc. (SYATF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.1261, off by 6.8685%, on 38,258 volume with 16 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 158,408 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.095499999/$0.429100006.

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Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA).

Marijuana Company of America (OTCQB: MCOA) and its strategic partner, MCTC, were discussed today in a publication from HempWireNews. Not only has MCTC Holdings Inc. (OTC: MCTC), now doing business as Cannabis Global, been rolling out new products and filing patent claims on the technology that underlies them, but the cannabinoid and hemp extract science innovator continues producing infusion-ready powders that other companies can use on a white label basis to ensure that they can produce cannabis-improved products with a clean label.

Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTC: MCOA) (the “Company”) are pioneers in the cannabis industry going back to 2009 when Don Steinberg, MCOA’s CEO, founded the first marijuana company ever to trade on a U.S. stock market, Medical Marijuana Inc. Since then, Don and his partner, Charlie Larsen, have formed Global Hemp Group and Marijuana Company of America. They have experienced the shift of legislation first hand, not only for the legalization of marijuana but also the emerging hemp-based CBD products.

The CBD market is growing exponentially and consequently the founders of MCOA have constructed their business model around the development of industrial hemp-based CBD products. The industrial hemp plant can be used to produce products that are carbon neutral or even carbon negative. It is one of the longest, strongest natural fibers on earth, used as a building material that is free of mold, pesticide-resistant, and fire proof. Hemp has also been described as a “super food,” which provides additional business opportunities. No part of the plant is left unused and the Company’s overall strategy is to take advantage of every profit center from farm to the multiple valuable finished products.

The cannabis and hemp industries are experiencing unprecedented growth that is expected to continue for many years as these industries are now accepted globally and continue to mature and expand. North American consumers spent $6.7 billion on legal cannabis products in 2016, up 34% from 2015’s $5 billion. This trend is widely expected to explode at a 27% compounded annual growth rate to reach $22.6 billion by 2021, according to ArcView Market Research.

The company offers investors the opportunity to be on the forefront of cannabis and hemp innovation through cultivation, processing in the legal cannabis and industrial hemp sectors. The Company’s business model includes producing a diverse portfolio of synergistic business segments that provide value to its shareholders. Its vertically integrated business model and distribution platforms are positioned to capture market share by developing recognizable and valuable brands.

Under the MCOA umbrella, wholly owned subsidiary hempSMART™, Inc. is committed to bringing high quality CBD-based products to the market through its affiliate marketing program. Through hempSMART, MCOA’s strategic approach to the distribution of products is through a networking architecture geared to maintain customer loyalty and capture market share. The patent-pending product “hempSMART Brain,” is designed to revolutionize the safe and effective support of healthy brain function. The brand new product, HempSMART DROPS, is a full-spectrum CBD tincture formulated with hemp and fractionated coconut oils. The hempSMART marketing team has decades of experience, and is well positioned to take the hempSMART brand to a global audience.

Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0195, off by 2.0101%, on 2,590,677 volume with 202 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,778,144 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.012099999/$0.972000002.

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