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QPAGOS Corp. (QPAG)

ProfitableTrading, Wallstreet Profiler, PennyDoctor, Investors Alley, RedChip, and Street Authority Daily reported previously on QPAGOS Corp. (QPAG), and we also report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

QPAGOS Corp. is a provider of digital payment services for cash based and unbanked consumers in Mexico. The Company operates a network of self-service kiosks and applications designed to provide more convenient payment alternatives for consumers and more efficient billing for service providers. QPAGOS has its corporate headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.

QPAGOS contributes to Mexico’s financial inclusion initiatives by way of its state-of-the-art electronic payments technology. This technology provides users with a convenient and secure alternative for paying bills, products and services, using many devices. These include self-service kiosks, mobile, and Personal Computer (PC)-based applications.

For service providers, QPAGOS contributes to broaden their national collections footprint. This is while reducing transactional costs. For the Company’s distributors and franchisees, QPAGOS provides a very appealing income source as they can monetize high traffic physical spaces.

For advertisers, QPAGOS provides a new channel to attract business and interact with customers. QPAGOS self-service kiosks have an integrated second screen to broadcast advertising spots and messages. For QPAGOS users, there is no more waiting in line or trying to find a remote location to make frequent payments.

The Company has an extensive portfolio of service providers and retailers that receive payments through its kiosks. These include utilities, cellphone operators, entertainment, and also banking services.

Users can search and select a Service Provider through an easy-to-use touch screen. They can subsequently deposit their payment in cash and, within minutes, the payment is received by the Service Provider.

QPAGOS announced this past January the expansion of its self-service payment solutions by MF Amiga, S.A.P.I. de C.V. Sofom Entidad Regulada (Amiga), one of Mexico's growing SOFOMs. SOFOMs are non-bank financial entities under Mexican law whose main goal is to provide loans and credits.

Amiga has greater than 54 nationwide branches. Amiga, through a third-party leasing company, completed on January 26, 2017, the order of 30 additional QPAGOS kiosks for a total of 88 self-service kiosks deployed throughout its network.

QPAGOS has a strong processing platform. The Company is working to capitalize on the unbanked alternative market and is targeting the large Latin American market with a principal focus on Mexico. It is doing so via the steady rollout of its user-friendly bill payment kiosks and software. QPAGOS has already integrated close to 200 dealers and service providers.

QPAGOS Corp. (QPAG), closed Friday's trading session at $0.40, up 7.38%, on 25,613 volume with 19 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 56,278 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.08/$0.49.

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Rise Gold Corp. (RYES)

4-Traders, OTC Markets, StockChase, MarketWatch, Marketwired, Stockhouse, and Streetwise Reports reported on Rise Gold Corp. (RYES), and we report on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Rise Gold Corp. is an exploration-stage mining company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company’s principal asset is the historic past producing Idaho-Maryland Gold Mine positioned in the State of California. The Idaho-Maryland Mine was a significant past producer, yielding 2.4M oz of gold. Rise Gold’s shares trade on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.

There exist numerous exploration targets on the Idaho-Maryland Gold Mine property that is fully owned by Rise Gold. This includes surface and mineral rights. The Company owns all the mineral rights and there are no royalties on this private land. This Mine is near Grass Valley, California.

The Idaho-Maryland Gold Mine produced a total of 2,414,000 oz gold with an average mill head grade of 0.50oz/ton (about 17g/t). The Mine was producing up to 129,000 oz gold annually before being forced to shut down by the U.S. government in 1942. During WW II the U.S. War effort wanted to shut down precious metals excavation and shift the national mining workforce from gold to copper production.

This past January, Rise Gold announced the assay results from drill hole B-17-01. This is the first drill hole of the exploration drilling program at the Idaho-Maryland (I-M) Gold Project in Nevada County, California.

Diamond drill hole B-17-01 was completed in November of last year. The Drillhole had a total length of 1419 m (4654 ft) and reached a depth of approximately 1157 m (3794 ft) below surface. The starting azimuth of the Drillhole was 310 degrees and the ending azimuth was 278 degrees with an average inclination of approximately 55 degrees.

In February, Rise Gold announced that it successfully completed an initial underwater inspection of the New Brunswick mine shaft. The Company also stated that the drill intercept at the Brunswick #1 Vein raises the possibility that there could be significant gold mineralization in the developed upper levels of the mine near the existing mine shaft.

To support more drill testing of the new exploration target at the Brunswick #1 Vein, Rise Gold conducted an underwater survey of the existing New Brunswick vertical mine shaft in mid-February. The aim of the survey was to ascertain the present condition of the shaft that Rise believes is a valuable part of the I-M project.

This week, Rise Gold announced a non-brokered private placement of up to 35,000,000 units at a price of CDN$0.10 per unit for gross proceeds of CDN$3,500,000. Rise Gold expects to use the proceeds from the Private Placement for the advancement of the Idaho-Maryland Gold Project.

Rise Gold Corp. (RYES), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0935, up 9.87%, on 31,500 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 72,337 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0699/$0.27.

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Marina Biotech, Inc. (MRNA)

Zacks, MarketWatch, InvestorsHub, Stock Twits, The Street, MicroCap Daily, Street Insider, Barchart, YCharts, OTC Markets, Amigo Bulls, and Marketbeat reported on Marina Biotech, Inc. (MRNA), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

A biopharmaceutical enterprise, Marina Biotech, Inc. concentrates on the development and commercialization of unique therapeutics for hypertension, arthritis, pain, and oncology. The Company’s commercial product is Prestalia®. It is approved by the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for the treatment of hypertension. Prestalia® is being commercialized by way of the DyrctAxess platform. Marina Biotech is headquartered in City of Industry, California.

Marina Biotech is developing and commercializing late stage, non-addictive pain therapeutics. Its corporate mission is to provide effective and patient centric treatment for hypertension. This includes resistant hypertension. It is working to create a universal platform for the effective treatment of hypertension and for the distribution of fixed dose combination [FDC] hypertensive drugs such as Prestalia® and those in its pipeline.

Prestalia® contains perindopril arginine, an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, and amlodipine, a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker. Prestalia® is indicated for the treatment of hypertension, to lower blood pressure.

Prestalia® is available to physicians and patients via bpCareConnect. This is a hypertension management program offered by Symplmed. bpCareConnect (Powered by Symplmed’s DyrctAxess™ technology) is a patient membership program. This program caps blood pressure medication costs, provides monitoring devices, offers online tracking tools, and also ships directly to the patient.

Prestalia® may be used in patients whose blood pressure is not sufficiently controlled on monotherapy. Prestalia® may be used as initial therapy in patients likely to require multiple drugs to attain blood pressure goals.

In addition, Marina Biotech is developing and commercializing late stage, non-addictive pain therapeutics. The design of its ‘next-generation of celecoxib,’ including IT-102 and IT-103, are to control the dangerous side-effects of edema, which prohibit the drug from being prescribed at higher doses. These have the potential of replacing opioids and fighting the opioid epidemic. IT-102 and IT-103 are the Company’s next generation celecoxib for management of arthritis pain.

In late November, Marina Biotech announced the appointment of Mr. Isaac Blech to its Board, effective immediately. Mr. Blech is an experienced biotechnology entrepreneur and investor. He brings to Marina Biotech more than 35 years of expertise in the biotechnology industry.

Mr. Blech has founded and served on the Board of several companies. These companies have produced significant advances in a wide spectrum of diseases. These include the diagnosis of chlamydia, herpes, syphilis and HIV, and the treatment of cystic fibrosis, sexual dysfunction, multiple myeloma and many types of cancer and hematological disease.

Marina Biotech, Inc. (MRNA), closed Friday's trading session at $1.20, up 9.09%, on 2,755 volume with 8 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 2,247 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.05/$5.00.

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Rising India, Inc. (RSII)

Penny Stock Tweets, InvestorsHub, Stockhouse, Insider Financial, Investors Hangout, and HotStocked reported on Rising India, Inc. (RSII), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Rising India, Inc. (RSII) is a research and development (R&D) company concentrating on oral and topical pharmaceuticals with strict standards set forward by the pharmaceutical compounding industry. The Company has its Rising Biosciences, Inc. operating entity. Rising India’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB. The Company has its head office in Tustin, California.

In 2017, Rising India's Rising Biosciences announced that the Company entered in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing phase on its pioneering medical creams for chronic pain relief and neuropathic pain. The two pain creams will be the first in a series of products.

Rising Biosciences retained an industry leading formulator and manufacturer of scientifically proven, unique personal care products in expectation for its testing phase of a full set of OTC (Over-the-Counter) chronic pain relief medications for neuropathy, muscle and tendon pain, arthritis, and treatment, and also its skin serum for scars, wrinkles and stretch marks.

In February, Rising Biosciences announced that it will partner with PAO Group’s (PAOG) Alternative Medicine Centers of America to offer a free trial of Cannophen™ to patients in Ohio. Anyone with a valid Ohio recommendation can apply for the trial at the Company’s Ohio clinics. This will be done on a patient to patient basis.

Recently, Rising Biosciences announced that it launched near-term initiatives to hasten growth for long-term shareholder value. Furthermore, the Company will be rolling out its RBS0238 Clinical Peptide Serum (its scar serum) in Q2.

Rising Biosciences Chief Operating officer (COO), Mr. Arthur Hall, said, “We could not be more excited to announce that after a recent meeting with the manufacturer of our clinical strength peptide serum, we are officially entering production phase for the product line and it will be on sale, available for national distribution, in late April/early May. This means revenues, revenues and more revenues.”

In addition, Rising India has hired an experienced chemist who will serve as Chief Chemist in-house at the Company’s Ohio Laboratory. Moreover, the Company announced updates on expansion and has entered into contracting stages with two California Producer/Processors. One of the Producer/Processors also has operations and facilities in the State of Arizona for manufacturing Cannophen™ and TSW pain cream with CBD/THC.

Rising India, Inc. (RSII), closed Friday's trading session at $0.01286, down 4.03%, on 16,061,421 volume with 278 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 21,682,484 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.003/$0.0284.

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Roxgold, Inc. (ROGFF)

Wall Street Analyzer, TipRanks, Stockwatch, 24hgold, Barchart, Stockhouse, and The Street reported on Roxgold, Inc. (ROGFF), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Roxgold, Inc. is a gold mining company with its key asset, the high grade Yaramoko Gold Mine, situated in the Houndé greenstone area of Burkina Faso, West Africa. Roxgold declared commercial production on October 1, 2016. The Company is a Best in Class West African Gold Miner. Roxgold has its headquarters in Toronto, Ontario. The Company lists on the OTCQB.

Burkina Faso is a landlocked nation, located in West Africa. It covers an area of about 274,000 square kilometers. Burkina Faso is the fastest growing gold producer in Africa. The nation was the 4th largest gold producer in Africa in 2012. Eight new mines have been commissioned there over the past six years.

The Yaramoko permit encompasses approximately 196km2 in the Province of Balé in southwestern Burkina Faso. The property is approximately 200 kilometers southwest from the capital city of Ouagadougou. Manifold gold and base metal deposits have been identified at Yaramoko.

Regional exploration on the Yaramoko permit to date has provided encouraging results at Bagassi South, the 109 Zone, 109 Hill, the 117 Zone, the 300 Zone and Haho, as well as along the Boni Shear where large gold in soil anomalies of greater than 30 ppb have been outlined in earlier soil geochemistry surveys. Two drill rigs are at Bagassi South and one drill rig is on the regional targets of the 55 Zone footwall, Haho, and Boni Shear.

For the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2017, Roxgold produced 126,990 ounces of gold, exceeding the upper limit of the increased guidance range 115,000 to 125,000 ounces, versus 75,078 ounces for the seven-month period in 2016. The Company sold 126,555 ounces of gold totaling Revenues of $159.4 million in fiscal year 2017 versus $41.4 million during the three-month period of commercial production in 2016 ( $98.0 million during the seven-month period of 2016).

Moreover in 2017, Roxgold completed a positive Feasibility Study (FS) for the Bagassi South Project, which showed an after-tax IRR (Internal Rate of Return) of 53.2 percent with 1.8 year payback on initial capital. As well, the Company started construction work at site to facilitate the Bagassi South expansion project.

This week, Roxgold announced a record Q1 production of 40,452 ounces of gold from its Yaramoko Gold mine in Burkina Faso. Highlights also include record quarterly processing throughput of 71,576 tonnes - over 8 percent above nameplate capacity. The record gold production for Q1 was driven by improved operating performance in the mine and processing plant.

Construction works at Bagassi South continue on schedule. They remain on course for delivery of first ore in Q4 2018. Furthermore, three drill rigs continue to operate at Yaramoko targeting extensions to the 55 Zone and recently identified targets in the regional package. This includes the Bagassi Corridor.

Roxgold expects to release its Q1 2018 financial results after market hours on May 15, 2018.

Roxgold, Inc. (ROGFF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.9161, up 5.48%, on 77,150 volume with 33 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 16,276 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.7762/$1.1268.

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Cavitation Technologies, Inc. (CVAT)

CRWEFinance, MicroStockProfit, Hotstocked, Stock Preacher, Stockwire, ActivePennyStock, PennyStocks24, PennyStockWatchman, UndiscoveredEquities, Beacon Equity Research, MicrocapVoice, CRWEWallStreet, DrStockPick, and PennyOmega reported on Cavitation Technologies, Inc. (CVAT), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Cavitation Technologies, Inc. designs and manufactures state-of-the-art, flow-through, devices and systems. Furthermore, it develops processing technologies for use in edible oil refining, renewable fuel production, expeditious petroleum upgrading, algae oil extraction, alcoholic beverage enhancement, and water treatment. Established in 2007, Cavitation Technologies is based in Chatsworth, California.

Desmet Ballestra Group, S.A. has been the Company’s strategic partner since 2010. Cavitation Technologies has commercialized its patent-pending CTi Nano Neutralization® process. It provides the refiners of edible oils and fats significant yield improvements, major cost savings, as well as environmental benefits.

Desmet Ballestra Group has partnered with Cavitation Technologies to market this ground-breaking technology globally to large-scale facilities. Desmet Ballestra Group is the foremost worldwide solutions provider for the edible oil and fats and biodiesel industries.

Cavitation Technologies is a pioneering leader in processing liquids, fluidic mixtures, emulsions, and suspended solids. As an add-on to its existing neutralization systems, the Company’s patented NanoReactor™ enables refiners to considerably lessen processing costs and environmental impact. This is while also improving yield.

The Company’s core technology includes the use of hydrodynamic cavitation. Cavitation can be of different origins. These origins include acoustic (typically, ultrasound-induced), hydrodynamic or generated with laser light, accelerated particles, an electrical discharge or steam injection.

Cavitation’s technologies can be applied to a number of other fluid-processing industries, which will benefit from increased yields, reduced processing costs, and improved quality. The Company has filed patent applications related to edible oil refining, algal oil extraction, renewable fuel production, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage processing and enhancement, water treatment and purification, and petroleum upgrading.

In November, Cavitation Technologies announced it received a purchase order from Desmet Ballestra Group. Cavitation’s Nano Reactor™ is to be installed at a new vegetable oil refinery with daily capacity of 900 metric tonnes per day (MTPD). This represents the first purchase order Cavitation received in China. The expectation is that the system shipment will be completed in the Company's fiscal Q2 2018.

Cavitation Technologies, Inc. (CVAT), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0338, up 2.42%, on 20,200 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 163,429 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.015/$0.043.

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NightFood Holdings, Inc. (NGTF)

Barchart, MarketWatch, Equities, and Innovative Marketing reported on NightFood Holdings, Inc. (NGTF), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

NightFood Holdings, Inc. is a snack company listed on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB. The Company’s dedication is to provide consumers delicious, “better-for-you” choices for evening snacking. NightFood creates, manufactures, and distributes products to help consumers satisfy nighttime cravings in a better, healthier, more sleep-friendly manner. Incorporated on October 16, 2013, NightFood Holdings has its corporate headquarters in Tarrytown, New York.

NightFood has its Midnight Chocolate Crunch Bar and its NightFood-Cookies n’ Dreams Bar in its current product lineup. The Company is working to add more offerings to its line of “better-for-you” nighttime snacks.

NightFood is exploring product development and major distribution opportunities in other popular snack formats such as ice cream and "bites." In addition, gluten-free versions of NightFood products are now undergoing development.

NightFood is evaluating opportunities to introduce snacks with cannabidiol (CBD), strains of which are widely accepted to promote better sleep. The Company is exploring the CBD space with guidance from Company Advisory Board member Dr. Michael Grandner, Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona.

Player’s Network, Inc. (PNTV), a diversified holding company operating in media and marijuana, has a strategic partnership and Development Agreement with NightFood Holding to develop a CBD infused line of nighttime snacks.

Green Leaf Farms Holdings is a subsidiary of PNTV. Green Leaf is working with Mr. Robinson and NightFood to start developing a line of CBD-infused nighttime edibles. Green Leaf will be responsible for the cultivation and extraction of the CBD oils to infuse into the new line of products. These products would be formulated to support and promote better sleep.

In March, MJ Munchies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of NightFood Holdings, provided an update on the development of its Half-Baked line of cannabis-related snacks. In November 2017, Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Sean Folkson first introduced that the Company was investigating the scientific possibilities of an innovative snack idea in the marijuana-related space. He identified the project as “Project X”.

After additional research, the Company decided to move ahead with Project X in January 2018. One of the top nutraceutical consulting firms in the U.S. has been engaged to boost product development and formulation under the guidance of NightFood Holdings’ Peter Leighton.

MJ Munchies was recently created as a new, wholly-owned subsidiary, to exploit legally compliant opportunities in the CBD and marijuana edibles and related spaces.

NightFood Holdings, Inc. (NGTF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.2339, up 3.82%, on 158,093 volume with 61 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 360,861 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.056/$0.695.

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Stellar AfricaGold, Inc. (STLXF)

Stockhouse, Morningstar, The Street, OTC Markets, Investors Hangout, and Stock Rover reported on Stellar AfricaGold, Inc. (STLXF), and we highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

OTCQB-listed, Stellar AfricaGold, Inc. engages in the exploration and evaluation of mineral resources in West Africa and the Province of Quebec. Its mission is to be the lowest cost gold producer in West Africa. The Company was previously known as Stellar Pacific Ventures, Inc. It changed its name to Stellar AfricaGold, Inc. in March of 2013. Stellar AfricaGold has its corporate office in Vancouver, British Columbia and an office in Montreal, Quebec.

The Company is developing the gold potential of its 100 percent controlled Balandougou Gold Project in Guinea. In addition, Stellar AfricaGold holds the Namarana gold project exploration license in Mali. The Company’s exploration licenses in both nations total 184 km2.

Stellar AfricaGold’s core asset is the Balandougou Gold Project in Guinea’s Siguri Basin. Stellar owns 100 percent of its subsidiary GoldenFrank Resources Inc., which is a Guinean corporation.

GoldenFrank owns 80 percent of the Balandougou permit directly. It also holds an option to purchase the remaining 20 percent interest from its Guinean strategic partner for US$1,000,000. As well, the Permit is subject to a 1.5 percent Net Smelter Return (NSR) royalty capped at US$3.0 million.

The Namarana Project in Mali encompasses an area of 120 km2. The Namarana research permit is situated in the Kangaba circle close to the Guinea border, just east of the Balandougou Gold Project.

The Opawica and Philibert-1 Projects are in the Province of Quebec. The Opawica property comprises three blocks totaling 80 mining cells recently acquired by Stellar AfricaGold in the region of the new Liam gold discovery, on Vanstar’s Nelligan project.

This week, Mr. John Cumming, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stellar AfricaGold announced that construction of the 150 tonnes per day (tpd) gravity separation plant at the B3 Zone of the Company’s 100 percent controlled Balandougou Gold Project in Guinea is complete and commissioning of mill equipment is proceeding well.

The Company stated that all mill components were tested individually, required adjustments were made and are operating correctly. After final adjustments are made Stellar AfricaGold expects to be able to process gold oxide mineralization on an ongoing basis. Furthermore, in the coming weeks the mill’s daily throughput volumes will be increased gradually as processing procedures and equipment are fine-tuned to optimize plant capacity and gold recovery during the final stage of the commissioning period.

Stellar AfricaGold, Inc. (STLXF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0307, even for the day. The average volume for the last 60 days is 897 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0307/$0.044.

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Salem Media Group, Inc. (SALM)

Simply Wall St, The Street, Zacks, Equity Clock, 4-Traders, StreetInsider, Stockwatch, Dividend Channel, and RevenuesandProfits reported on Salem Media Group, Inc. (SALM), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Salem Media Group, Inc. is America’s foremost multimedia company specializing in Christian and conservative content. The Company has media properties consisting of radio, digital media and book and newsletter publishing. Salem is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company providing Christian and conservative programming.

Established in 1986, the Company is based in Camarillo, California. It previously went by the name Salem Communications Corporation. It changed its name to Salem Media Group, Inc. in February of 2015. The Company lists on the NasdaqGM.

Salem provides compelling content, fresh commentary, as well as relevant information from some of the most respected figures across the Christian and conservative media landscape. The Company owns and/or operates 119 radio stations. Moreover, 74 stations are in the top 25 media markets.

Salem Radio Network (SRN) is a full-service national radio network. SRN has nationally syndicated programs consisting of Christian teaching and talk, conservative talk, news, and music.

Salem Media Group’s Christian sites include BibleStudyTools.com, Crosswalk.com, and GodVine.com, ibelieve.com, GodTube.com, OnePlace.com, Christianity.com®, churchstaffing.com and WorshipHouseMedia.com. The Company’s conservative sites include Townhall.com®, HotAir.com, Twitchy.com, RedState.com, and also BearingArms.com.

Salem has its Regnery Publishing unit. Regnery Publishing is the nation’s foremost independent publisher of conservative books. Furthermore, Salem’s book publishing business includes Salem Author Services, consisting of Xulon Press™, Mill City Press and Bookprinting.com. These offer print-on-demand self-publishing services for authors.

Salem Media Group also has its Eagle Financial Publications. Eagle provides general market analysis and non-individualized investment strategies from financial commentators Mr. Mark Skousen, Mr. Bob Carlson, Mr. Jim Woods, and Mr. Bryan Perry. It also provides a stock screening website for dividend investors at DividendInvestor.com. This business unit's other investing web portals include StockInvestor.com and RetirementWatch.com.

Eagle Wellness, via its website newportnaturalhealth.com, provides perceptive health advice. It is a trusted source of high quality nutritional supplements from top health expert, Ms. Leigh Erin Connealy MD. Dr. Connealy is the medical director of one of the largest medical practices in the nation where she practices integrative medicine.

Last month, Salem Media Group released its results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017. For Q4 2017, Total Revenue decreased 4.9 percent to $67.2 million from $70.7 million. Operating Income grew 31.0 percent to $4.5 million from $3.5 million. Net Income grew to $22.4 million, or $0.85 Net Income per Diluted Share from $3.0 million, or $0.11 Net Income per Diluted Share.

For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 versus the twelve months ended December 31, 2016, Total revenue decreased 3.9 percent to $263.7 million from $274.3 million. Operating Income decreased 18.2 percent to $23.0 million from $28.1 million. Net Income increased to $24.6 million or $0.94 Net Income per Diluted Share from $8.9 million, or $0.34 per Diluted Share.

Recently, Salem Media Group was recognized as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the country. Salem was evaluated by the National Association for Business Resources that reviewed a number of key measures, including benefits, compensation, employee enrichment, employee education, communication, diversity, work-life balance and community initiatives. The National Association for Business Resources is an independent research firm.

Salem Media Group, Inc. (SALM), closed Friday's trading session at $3.35, even for the day, on 37,811 volume with 688 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 59,919 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.25/$8.25.

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Global Gold Corp. (GBGD)

HyperGrowthStock reported earlier on Global Gold Corp. (GBGD), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Global Gold Corp. is an international gold mining and exploration company. It acquires and develops properties with a low cost of production and major upside. The Company has mining properties in Armenia and is now evaluating potential properties in Chile. Global Gold has its headquarters in Rye, New York.

In essence, Global Gold’s corporate mission is to establish itself as a mid-tier gold producer through making the most of the potential of its properties and bringing them into production as soon as possible and in growing scale. The Company’s focus is on a few important high growth assets with balanced nation risk.

Armenia has a long history in mining going back 5,000 years. Armenia is rich in mineral resources, especially non-ferrous metals. Major gold and silver deposits have been confirmed and are undergoing development. The nation has world class deposits of copper, gold, molybdenum, as well as other metals. Armenia has a highly qualified population with technical mining expertise.

Global Gold currently operates three properties in Armenia. It is the largest gold exploration license holder in the nation. Its business strategy is to generate revenues and value through production, development, and exploration. The Company has a portfolio of gold and silver projects at early and advanced stages of exploration and development in Armenia.

Moreover, it has operated in Chile since 2001. Formerly, Global Gold explored and developed the Santa Candelaria and Vadivia properties, which the Company sold in 2011.

Global Gold has also been involved in projects in a number of other nations over the years. It regularly evaluates new opportunities that fit its profile. Global Gold operates via its subsidiary Global Gold Mining LLC in Armenia.

One of the promising exploration properties in Armenia is Global Gold’s 100 percent interest in the Marjan property. The Marjan property is in southwestern Armenia. Marjan is currently in the advanced stage of exploration of a gold and silver deposit. A 25-year special mining license was issued in 2008, including a territory of 19.6 square kilometers. Global Gold acquired the Marjan property in 2003.

Another important property for Global Gold in Armenia is the Toukhmanuk Mine. The area of the Toukhmanuk mining license area has been expanded from 226 hectares to 748 hectares, with 2015 reserves reconfirmed by the Armenian “State Committee on Reserves”. The mining license is extended through 2040.

Additionally, Global Gold has a 100 percent interest in the Getik property in Armenia. The Company acquired Getik in 2006 and 2007.

Getik is a gold and silver deposit in northeastern Armenia. The exploration license area encompasses 27 square kilometers. Exploration and drill results from 2006 confirm gold potential in one zone and gold and silver potential in another zone.

Global Gold’s largest shareholders include Ian Hague (Tusheti Holdings, LLC) and Firebird Management.

Global Gold Corp. (GBGD), closed Friday's trading session at $2.75, even for the day. The average volume for the last 60 days is 114 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.7821/$12.55.

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Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG).

Cannabis-focused financial services company Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (OTC: REFG) recently fully launched its proprietary payment system service, Green, making it available to the entire cannabis industry. To view the full article, visit: http://cnw.fm/0RMbm. Also today, CannabisNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how REFG offers one-of-a-kind comprehensive card processing operations through its Take.Green website, which serves the state-sanctioned medical marijuana industry, and now the company provides the opportunity for merchants to sign up for its services online.

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG), headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyoming, is a first-tier merchant processing cannabis industry pioneer, offering one of the first and only comprehensive card processing operations of its kind to serve the state-sanctioned medical marijuana industry. The company’s state of the art system, which also tracks sales and tax collection, and eliminates the need to deal in cash-only transactions.

Through its robust, closed-loop merchant processing system, the company’s unique “StateSourced” proprietary system enables authorized operation under FinCEN parameters and complies with all regulatory frameworks. StateSourced is tailored to deliver full-spectrum merchant processing services, providing the convenience of modern commercial card processing resources and making it the first operation of its kind geared to the legal cannabis industry.

StateSourced is not a prepaid or gift card, which is an important variable for merchants since standard banking institutions have not offered this form of payment processing to the legal cannabis industry. Federal law still considers marijuana illegal under the Controlled Substances Act, although 29 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the plant either for medicinal or recreational uses or both. This restriction has kept financial institutions at bay since most banks are federally insured and haven’t been inclined to venture into the nascent industry.

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions is able to offer its StateSourced card on a state-by-state basis where the card can be used in purchasing product from a legal, authorized vendor, providing a much-needed option for consumers and businesses alike. In another first, the company is collaborating with First Bitcoin Capital Corporation to integrate First Bitcoin’s cryptocurrency ($Weed) with Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions’ StateSourced payment gateway. This collaboration will allow state-licensed marijuana establishments across the nation to accept both StateSourced debit cards and cryptocurrencies such as WeedCoin and Bitcoin.

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions president and CEO Jeremy Roberts and his executive team are working with state lawmakers to introduce legislation in an effort to address the growing problems in banking for the medical cannabis industry. For companies in the emerging legal cannabis industry, where retail and non-retail transactions such as vendor payments and payroll are almost exclusively paid for with cash, the solutions offered by StateSourced can help businesses avoid the inherent risks associated with a cash-intensive sector. Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions has also signed its first StateSourced contract with a Las Vegas-based vertically integrated marijuana establishment.

“We’ve completed our transition from development stage to revenue stage,” says Roberts. “We have just started our business development efforts and the market is responding very well. We anticipate having many more, similar releases.”

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions provides end-to-end management across multiple systems for medicinal marijuana operations. The company solves the fragmentation problem experienced by many of these rapidly growing companies by identifying tools that are important to dispensaries and customizing those tools to meet the specific needs of this unique industry.

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG), closed Today's trading session at $0.032, up 44.80%, on 297,460 volume with 49 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 362,170 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0161/$0.42.

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EVIO, Inc. (EVIO)

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

EVIO, Inc. (OTCQB: EVIO) is well-positioned as a leading provider of cannabis analysis and testing in the U.S. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/tG83S.

EVIO, Inc. (EVIO), via the EVIO Labs division, is the nation’s leading provider of accredited analytical testing, scientific research and advisory services to the regulated cannabis industry. EVIO Labs provides state-mandated ancillary services that are required to ensure the safety and quality of the nation’s cannabis supply. EVIO Labs has performed over 50,000 tests during the past two years and grown from one laboratory in Oregon to nine labs spanning California, Oregon, Colorado, Massachusetts and Florida.

EVIO Labs is driving the cannabis testing industry by providing clients nationwide with consistent high-quality cannabis analytical services backed by quality control assurances. The company also provides advisory services that help cannabis producers and retailers enhance production processes, achieve regulatory compliance and meet quality goals.

EVIO Labs is on track to open 18 laboratories by the end of 2018 at locations around the United States. The Oregon-based company provides analytical services that include testing cannabis and industrial hemp flower, extracts and infused products. The labs specialize in performing the following tests:

  • Cannabinoid analysis, which properly characterizes the many primary cannabinoids found in cannabis including THC, CBD, and several other cannabinoids.
  • Terpene analysis, which identifies the aromatic compounds of the plant (terpene), which can help identify the therapeutic potential of a cannabis flower or extract.
  • Moisture content and water activity, which measure the moisture levels of dried cannabis and are indicators of microbiological growth potential.
  • Pesticide residue analysis of over 100 different pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, growth regulators and other agrochemicals that may be present on cannabis.
  • Detection of harmful residual solvents left behind in the cannabis extract production process.
  • Microbial testing screen for bacterial and fungal contamination in cannabis and cannabis-infused products.
  • Detection of heavy metals including lead, cadmium, mercury, and arsenic.

EVIO Labs is rapidly becoming the nation’s leading cannabis biotechnology company. Led by a management team with extensive experience in designing and rolling out successful business ventures, product research and development, regulatory and compliance protocols, medical cannabis cultivation, production and analytical chemistry techniques, EVIO Labs is prepared to take advantage of today’s fastest growing industry.

EVIO, Inc. (EVIO), closed Today's trading session at $1.27, up 8.55%, on 98,044 volume with 95 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 85,289 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.47/$2.70.

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

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

Building off DehydraTECH™, its patented lipophilic drug delivery platform, Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) has received another new Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office that protects the company’s processes for making specific compositions of matter for enhanced cannabinoid delivery (http://cnw.fm/yN7AQ).

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) has developed and out-licenses its proprietary technology for improved taste, rapidity, and delivery of bioactive compounds, including cannabinoids. Though boasting a wide range of health benefits, cannabinoids are traditionally poorly absorbed by the body’s gastrointestinal tract. To achieve higher effectiveness, consumers usually default to smoking. Lexaria provides a superior administration method by delivering hemp oil ingredients – or through locally licensed partners, cannabis oil ingredients – through a patented process within food products.

The key differentiator between Lexaria’s products and others on the market is the company’s disruptive technology proven to enhance the absorption of orally ingested cannabinoids while improving the “unusual” taste of cannabinoids and allowing for lower overall dosing with higher efficacy. Lexaria is primarily a B2B enterprise, and is in licensing discussions or has existing agreements with companies in Canada, the largest-market states in the USA, and internationally. Lexaria has also developed its own brands partly for demonstration purposes, utilizing its patented technology to infuse hemp oil ingredients within lipids in popular foods. These brands include ViPova™, Lexaria Energy Foods, and TurboCBD™.

In 2015, Lexaria commissioned an independent, third-party lab to test its technology under carefully monitored in vitro conditions. Results showed that the company’s technological process and lipid formulation both improve intestinal absorption as much as 500%. Additional follow-up studies in human volunteers suggested that Lexaria’s processed, lipid-infused tea may be more effective in an actual gastrointestinal system than in an in vitro simulation with results indicating as much as a 1,000% increase in overall absorption.

Lexaria also has an R&D partnership with the Canadian government’s National Research Council. That R&D is expected to characterize molecular bond formation theorized to occur with Lexaria’s unique technology between the lipid delivery agents and the bioactive substances it processes and combines. Results from this R&D are expected to support accelerating B2B relationships – not just in the cannabis industry, but also to support new B2B business relationships in the fields of vitamins, NSAIDs, and nicotine delivery. All of these sectors expected to offer additional future growth potential.

Aside from testing, a critical component of Lexaria Bioscience’s business model is a strong intellectual property portfolio that utilizes the most commonly used food processing techniques. As of 2017, the company’s patent portfolio includes 19 patent applications filed and pending in more than 40 countries around the world. The most recent patent applications expand Lexaria’s lipophilic food and beverage composition claims to include the processing of cannabinoids, vitamins, NSAIDs and nicotine in many of the world’s most commonly used food processing ingredients. Lexaria is expecting additional new patent awards both in the USA and internationally in 2017 and 2018.

Royalties play a vital role in Lexaria’s revenue-generating business model. The company out-licenses its technology (royalty) to third party partners, and has several deals signed and/or pending. The company’s growth initiatives are guided by a management team headed by CEO Chris Bunka, a serial entrepreneur who has raised more than $50 million in working capital for the companies he has led over the course of his career. He is supported by a team of professionals with extensive experience in pharmaceutical and bioscience sectors, invention, toxicology, consumer goods, and other relevant skillsets.

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (LXRP), closed Today's trading session at $1.10, up 19.57%, on 215,919 volume with 241 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 242,076 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.27/$2.54.

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Victory Square Technologies Inc. (CSE: VST) (OTC: VSQTF) (FRANKFURT: 6F6) (WKN: A2AKL8)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Victory Square Technologies Inc. (VSQTF).

NetworkNewsWire ("NNW"), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company, today announces the publication of an editorial featuring Victory Square Technologies, Inc. (CSE:VST) (OTC:VSQTF) (FRANKFURT:6F6) (WKN:A2AKL8), a client of NNW and venture builder that creates, funds and empowers entrepreneurs predominantly focused on blockchain technology, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, personalized health, gaming and film. To view the full publication, titled “Blockchain Set to Disrupt Trillion-Dollar Freelance Job Market,” visit: http://nnw.fm/1xfhN.

Victory Square Technologies Inc. (VSQTF) is a venture builder that creates, funds and empowers entrepreneurs working in the fields of blockchain technology, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, personalized health, gaming and film. As a technology incubator, Victory Square invests in game-changing entrepreneurs who are provided access to education programs, global mentorship networks, distribution partners, creative workspaces, resources, and other forms of operational support to help them scale internationally.

Victory Square has made multiple early partnerships and investments in the blockchain space. Approximately three years ago the company incubated and invested in BTL Group, which is now a $150 million dollar TSX-listed company offering blockchain solutions across multiple industries with particular focus on the finance, energy and gaming sectors. BTL’s showcase product – Interbit – is a blockchain platform that facilitates the rapid development of business applications that dramatically improve efficiency. Some of the world’s largest institutions are using Interbit to explore new opportunities on private blockchains.

A new social sports betting platform to be developed by Victory Square’s wholly owned subsidiary, FansUnite Media Inc. As a social sports data platform, FansUnite relies on robust data to allow members of its community to engage with like-minded individuals by collaborating, discussing, and predicting the winners of sporting events with a free virtual currency. The integration of blockchain technology into FansUnite’s social sports data platform could also lead to blockchain initiatives developed by other divisions and subsidiaries of Victory Square.

Integral to the FansUnite platform is the introduction of FAN Tokens, an in-game currency purchased with the cryptocurrency Ethereum that token holders can use to place wagers. FansUnite members will be able to earn FAN Tokens through participation in any number of networking effects identified in the company’s Bounty program.

“Blockchain technology and the inherent security it provides will enable us to push every envelope we can to build the most dynamic and responsive social sports betting platform,” said Darius Eghdami, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FansUnite. “The opportunity to secure data through Blockchain certainly appeals to the accountant in me and we are confident it will become the gold standard among sports betting sites around the world.”

Company subsidiary Victory Square Health Inc., which serves as the venture arm dedicated to companies focused on the development of solutions in personalized health technologies, has also invested in Personalized Biomarkers Inc. (PBI). PBI develops test kits that reliably predict the expected response to a number of therapies prior to prescription, with an initial focus on diabetes. Within this field, five potential biomarkers have been identified, allowing PBI to enter a $4 billion market opportunity.

“We are excited for the opportunity to partner with Personalized Biomarkers as they have correctly identified a massive market opportunity, and have formed an exceptional team of industry leaders,” said Shafin Diamond Tejani, Chief Executive Officer of Victory Square. “This is another investment that is fully aligned with our newly created subsidiary, and one we expect to significantly impact the landscape of personalized medicine.”

A partnership with Insight Diagnostics Inc., also through Victory Square Health, will focus on the development of a personalized diagnostic solution for the improved management and prevention of Type II diabetes.

The company’s investment in V2 Games, a development and publishing studio of high-quality mobile games, is another example of incubating great ideas. V2 Games is well known for its successful launch of PAC-MAN Bounce and Beast Brawlers, two of the company’s releases that are capturing the gaming world by the millions of downloads.

In a move designed to strengthen its presence in film and entertainment, Victory Square has acquired a 40 percent equity stake in United Film Fund II, LLC, which is producing three major motion pictures in 2017 and 2018 including “What They Had,” starring two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank.

“This kind of investment in entertainment and film represents a major plank for our Company going forward and we consider ourselves fortunate to have the opportunity to acquire this 40% stake in the Film Fund,” said Tejani, who has launched more than 40 startups in 21 countries that employ hundreds of people and generate more than $100 million in annual revenues. “We believe it’s another strong initiative in film production for us and our stakeholders,” he added.

Victory Square has strategically positioned itself in the legal cannabis industry through an investment in Tantalus Labs, a Canadian-based cannabis cultivation company. Tantalus Labs optimizes plant health and sustainable cultivation by using a unique, environmentally controlled greenhouse engineered specifically for growing cannabis. Called a “SunLab,” the greenhouse takes 90 percent less electricity, uses filtered rainwater, and cools the growing environment to prevent stagnant moisture, recycling the air every 7 minutes to achieve maximum airflow.

Victory Square and its leadership team have seamlessly transitioned from its former identity as Fantasy 6 Sports Inc, a company focused solely on fantasy sports, mobile gaming and immersive sports, to a strategic technology company that creates, funds and successfully executes leading-edge ideas. A long-time technology entrepreneur and advocate of the industry, Tejani received the Person-of-the-Year Award at the 2017 Technology Impact Awards in British Columbia, a hallmark award category that recognizes betterment of the tech industry through leadership and philanthropic or enterprise skills and talents. Tejani has pledged to match up to $1 million in donated funds to be shared by a number of Canadian endeavors aimed at education and child-safe projects.

“These are exciting and important steps in the evolution and growth of our Company, and which properly and fully align with our strategic plan focusing on our core competencies in Blockchain Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Gaming, Personalized Health, Film and Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality,” said Tejani. “We’re spurred on by the success we have had in building on our original forays into fantasy sports, mobile gaming and immersive sports. In addition, we are energized by our most recent initiatives in sports, personalized health and entertainment and the confidence being shown by our shareholders in the dynamic direction of the Company.”

Victory Square Technologies and its management team believe innovation, incubation of excellent ideas and social responsibility are at the core of its growing success.

Victory Square Technologies Inc. (VSQTF), closed Today's trading session at $1.30, up 4.84%, on 58,850 volume with 75 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 41,254 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.298/$3.32.

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Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTCQX: PQEFF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Petroteq Energy Inc. (PQEFF).

Utah’s northeastern desert wilderness features a variety of colorful geographic names, such as Whiterocks, Green River, Rainbow, Bluebell, Red Canyon and Flaming Gorge. In the midst of them sits the less-aesthetic-sounding Asphalt Ridge, which nonetheless has served for decades as a critical natural resource for surrounding communities that relied on its bituminous pitch to supply the local county with materials for asphalt road repairs. Now, companies such as Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTCQX: PQEFF) are exploring its potential for supplying that bitumen to a larger world market in a pioneering, land-friendly way.

Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTCQX: PQEFF) is a Canadian-registered, publicly traded company engaged in the development and implementation of proprietary technologies for the environmentally safe extraction of heavy oils from oil sands, oil shale deposits and shallow oil deposits. The company is focused on oil and gas exploration and production on mineral leases it owns in Texas with Accord GR Energy Inc. and in expanding production capacity at its Asphalt Ridge heavy oil extraction facility in Utah.

Petroteq Energy is also participating in a blockchain initiative aimed at solving the global transaction needs of the oil and gas industry through the development of PetroBLOQ, the Company’s collaboration formed with First Bitcoin Capital Corp. (OTC: BITCF). PetroBLOQ’s novel blockchain-based oil and gas supply chain management platform is currently being co-developed by the two companies.

PetroBLOQ recently joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (“EEA”), the world’s largest open-source blockchain initiative. Membership with the 200-member EEA represents a wide variety of industries and offers 14 industry-focused, member-driven working groups.

“Joining this community of forward-looking enterprises and blockchain innovators is an important step for PetroBLOQ as we develop transformative solutions for the oil and gas industry,” said Petroteq Energy CEO Alex Blyumkin.

In addition, Petroteq has joined the American Petroleum Institute (API). The API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, promoting safety across the industry globally and influencing public policy in support of a strong, viable oil and natural gas industry. “API has led the development of operating standards for our industry, and we look forward to contributing our experience with oilfield technologies in addition to introducing our PetroBLOQ platform to its members throughout the supply chain,” Blyumkin previously stated.

Petroteq Energy’s patent-pending application is a closed-loop, solvent-based process, which results in significantly lower per-barrel production costs than those incurred with traditional hot water-based oil sands extraction technologies. This green technology utilizes a small, modular footprint, produces no greenhouse gases, requires no high temperatures, leaves only clean dry sand, and could be deployed to unlock heavy oil deposits located around the world.

The Company’s Asphalt Ridge mineral lease on 3,000-plus acres in northeastern Utah features a large contingent oil sands resource base with an estimated 87 million barrels of oil equivalent. In 2015, the company produced 10,000 barrels of oil from the Utah location and plans to increase production are underway. Utah holds over 32 billion barrels of undeveloped oil sands resources, which are also known as “oil-wet” deposits containing a mixture of sand and a dense, extremely viscous form of petroleum referred to as bitumen or tar. A recent upswing in developing domestic energy sources has intensified interest in technological advances such as Petroteq’s Liquid Extraction System.

The company’s Texas location includes an ownership interest (46%) in 7,000 acres under mineral leases with Accord, a Houston-based oil and gas exploration company that focuses on the development and recovery of heavy oil reserves and deposits. Two enhanced, licensed oil recovery technologies designed to increase oil recovery from more than 80 shallow oil wells on the property are expected to substantially improve the recovery rates of heavy oil deposits in this area. In both the Utah oil sands and traditional oil patch Texas project, the Company, its subsidiaries and Accord are using proprietary technologies, processes and methodologies to recover heavy oil, providing a distinct, strategic economic advantage for Petroteq Energy and its shareholders.

The Company continues to evaluate the development of other medium to heavy oil exploration, production and recovery projects on a global basis through a variety of structured agreements. These opportunities or other arrangements with private and governmental entities that utilize Petroteq Energy’s proprietary licensed technologies are expected to generate a significant return on investment.

The Company’s management team, board of directors and officers form an invaluable cross-section of industry leaders with extensive experience ranging from chemical engineering and solvent research, business development, international project management, entrepreneurial achievements, and senior management for global energy companies in North America and the Middle East. This impressive knowledge base covers both conventional and unconventional oil and gas projects and production, both in upstream and downstream industry sectors.

Petroteq Energy Inc. (PQEFF), closed Today's trading session at $0.8528, up 2.75%, on 58,772 volume with 84 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 141,303 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.015/$1.8892.

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AnalytixInsight Inc. (TSX.V: ALY) (OTCQB: ATIXF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight AnalytixInsight Inc. (ATIXF).

AnalytixInsight Inc. (TSX.V: ALY) (OTCQB: ATIXF) has developed and deployed a sophisticated, proprietary, artificial intelligence machine learning platform that turns big data into useful information.

AnalytixInsight Inc. (TSX.V: ALY) (OTCQB: ATIXF) is an artificial intelligence (AI) company that transforms data into knowledge. The company has developed a proprietary, machine-learning technology that algorithmically analyzes big data and distills it into actionable insights. AnalytixInsight has strategic initiatives in fintech, blockchain and workflow analytics, and its technology is scalable and extendable to virtually any data-driven industry such as sports, communications, healthcare, insurance or government.

The company’s flagship product – CapitalCube.com – is a financial portal providing comprehensive company analysis including on-demand fundamental research, portfolio evaluation and screening tools on over 50,000 global equities and North American ETFs. CapitalCube’s online portal is designed to empower investment ideas by providing in-depth analysis, peer-to-peer performance evaluations, accounting and earnings reports, dividend strength and AI-supported information about likely corporate actions such as dividend changes, share buybacks and acquisitions. AnalytixInsight provides a robust technology that is frequently rebalanced to maintain a desired risk profile, matching risk to ideal ETF exposure, with regular compliance reporting.

CapitalCube’s freemium pricing model allows free access to basic financial information, with additional in-depth analysis and predictive analytics provided at a rate of $25 per month, and customized peer analysis for $300 per month. CapitalCube publishes 3,000 articles daily and has multi-language capabilities. Thomson Reuters and Africa Investor have recently been added to the growing network of content partnerships that already includes Euronext NV, Yahoo Finance and The Wall Street Journal.

Euclides Technologies is a subsidiary company focused on Field Service Management software solutions, led by a team with decades of experience in developing and implementing workforce management solutions for large global corporations. With worldwide customers representing over 100,000 field service personnel across multiple industries, Euclides Technologies has a deep understanding of the increasing amount of data generated within the industry, as well as the analytics solution offerings to transform that data into knowledge.

MarketWall is a Fintech subsidiary that develops integrated software solutions as part of an ecosystem of smart devices that includes PCs, tablets, smart phones, wearable mobile devices and Smart TV. AnalytixInsight Inc. has joint ownership in MarketWall together with Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy’s largest retail bank which has over 4,000 branches and a market capitalization of $40 billion Euros. MarketWall is expected to deploy its real-time stock trading and mobile banking app to Intesa Sanpaolo’s 12.6 million customers in six European countries during 2018. The mobile stock trading application will directly interface with Intesa Sanpaolo’s established MarketHub trading platform. As a Samsung Global Partner, the MarketWall app is preloaded in mobile devices in certain areas in Europe.

AnalytixInsight is currently evaluating and pursuing Blockchain initiatives which are contiguous with its artificial intelligence platform, to use a distributed ledger technology to reduce transaction costs and settlement times for its users, partners, and subsidiaries. The Company believes these initiatives will enhance current revenues being received from existing multi-year agreements with its partners.

AnalytixInsight Inc. (ATIXF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.29213, even for the day. The average volume for the last 60 days is 8,138 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.15/$0.6898.

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Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO).

Pressure BioSciences (OTCQB: PBIO) recently announced newly-issued patents in Ultra Shear Technology (“UST”) that address broad markets for stable, water-soluble nanoemulsions, including cannabinoids. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/96gYc.

Pressure BioSciences Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) develops, markets and sells proprietary laboratory instrumentation and associated consumables to the life sciences sample preparation market. Sample preparation refers to the wide range of activities that precede most forms of scientific analysis. It is often complex and time-consuming, yet a critical part of scientific research. The market for sample preparation products is currently estimated at $6 billion worldwide.

The Company’s product line can be used to exquisitely control the sample preparation process. It is based on a patented, enabling technology platform called pressure cycling technology (“PCT”). PCT uses alternating cycles of hydrostatic pressure between ambient (14.5 psi) and ultra-high levels (up to 100,000 psi) to safely and reproducibly control critical biological processes, such as the lysis (breakage) of cells, the digestion of proteins, and the inactivation of pathogens.

Pressure BioSciences’ product line is led by its newly released, next-generation Barocycler 2320EXTREME instrument. Named a finalist in the prestigious 2017 R&D Awards (also known as the “Oscars of Innovation”), the Barocycler 2320EXT is already being touted by some key opinion leaders as an essential element of the $1.8 billion U.S. “Cancer Moonshot” program. For example, Professor Phil Robinson, Co-head of the cancer research center of the Children’s Medical Research Institute (Sydney, Australia), said in a recent interview: “We are collecting the whole proteome on 70,000 tumor samples from all classes where complete clinical outcome is known. Due to its unique capabilities, the Barocycler 2320EXT has become a critical part of our program. It is the primary enabler of the high-throughput component of the project. Without this step, our project simply could not be done. In fact, the Barocycler 2320EXT works so well we have just purchased two more.”

Momentum is building when it comes to the potential for using the Company’s unique PCT technology platform. Leading scientists are intrigued by Pressure BioSciences’ approach, which among other attributes, revolutionizes the process of rupturing cells (lysis) for further study, yielding superior biomolecules for investigation. The Company’s technology transcends current methods of breaking open cells, which use chemicals, blades, metal beads, or other damaging and altering methods that can ultimately adversely affect the result for researchers. Pressure BioSciences’ PCT technology utilizes customized, controlled hydrostatic (water) pressure to rupture cells in a chamber, enabling exquisitely customized levels of pressure to optimally break open different types of cells at prescribed pressure levels—something never before accomplished in a commercial setting. Using this pioneering method, the result is a truer, more legitimate sample, which boosts the efficacy of research and the quality of results. The potential impact of this technology on scientific advancement is enormous, enabling research scientists to begin their studies with biological samples of unprecedented integrity, with the potential to improve research outcomes at the earliest, most critical step. PCT can additionally inactivate pathogens (e.g., viruses, bacteria) using hydrostatic pressure, making the samples safer to study—another innovation with astronomical potential for application in a variety of markets.

The Company’s high-pressure instruments for research purposes are marketed throughout the United States, Europe, China and Japan. To date, Pressure BioSciences has installed nearly 300 PCT Systems in over 165 leading academic, government, biotech and pharma laboratories around the world. Its primary applications are in biomarker discovery, forensics, agriculture and pathology. Over 100 scientific papers have been published on the advantages of the PCT platform, which is also being used in the specialized fields of drug discovery and design, bio-therapeutics characterization, soil and plant biology, vaccine development and histology.

Impressive as their biotech business is, there is more to the PBI story. Pressure BioSciences recently received two patents in China for its novel Ultra Shear Technology (UST), a process that has potential in a wide range of industrial applications, including extending the shelf life of some food products and making two insoluble liquids (like oil in water) soluble. Patents have also been filed in many other countries worldwide. UST is a novel technique based on the use of intense shear forces generated from ultra-high-pressure valve discharge.

This important technology has the potential to play a significant role in a number of commercially important areas through its ability to create high-quality, stable nanoemulsions. Scientific studies indicate that improved absorption, higher bioavailability, greater stability, lower surfactant levels and other advantages can be achieved with nanoemulsions – all hugely important factors in the fields of nutraceuticals, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and in various medical products. There is an enormous opportunity in the cannabis market, since the technology can potentially reduce oil droplets containing cannabidiol (CBD) to nanoparticles, after which they can be safely suspended in a stable water solution—something many companies have endeavored to achieve without success. Researchers looking for a way to increase the bioavailability of cannabinoids in the body will find this technology a game changer.

The Company’s UST technology also has possibilities in the production of clean label foods, which are currently processed using several innovative methods, including high-pressure treatments (such as Starbucks’ Evolution line of juices). In 2015, the worldwide market for high-pressure processed (HPP) food was estimated at U.S. $10 billion. UST uses ultra-high pressures and certain valves to generate intense shear forces under controlled temperature conditions to produce nanoemulsions, and which also significantly reduces food-borne pathogens. Pressure BioSciences’ initial focus with this technology will be to evaluate UST for the production of high-quality dairy products and beverages.

Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO), closed Today's trading session at $3.80, off by 2.31%, on 100 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 60 days is 1,691 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.70/$10.074.

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Sharing Services, Inc. (SHRV)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Sharing Services, Inc. (SHRV).

Diversified holding company Sharing Services (OTC: SHRV) specializes in the direct selling industry and network marketing. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/bD4a7.

Sharing Services, Inc. (SHRV) headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a diversified holding company focused on reshaping how entrepreneurs succeed today. Sharing Services Inc. owns, operates or controls an interest in a variety of companies specializing in the direct selling industry that either sell products to the consumer directly through independent representatives or offer services that range from health and wellness, energy, technology, insurance services, training, media and travel benefits. SHRV has created the “Blue Ocean Strategy,” which melds three keys together to implement the company’s vision. These keys include elevating home-based entrepreneurs, known as “Elepreneurs,” utilizing the direct selling channel to generate 100 percent organic growth, and sending as many successful company “families” as possible on vacation.

Sharing Services Inc. subsidiaries include:

  • A growing international network of home-based entrepreneurs, called “Elepreneurs”
  • Growing selection of health and wellness products dedicated to elevating the well-being of all people
  • Insurance from auto, home and life to health benefit discounts and health insurance that help families elevate their options
  • Wholesale travel and payment programs with travel concierges that empower more families to go on vacation
  • Live seminars and training events – from Vacationars™ to EduTainment – that elevate the skills and knowledge of entrepreneurs around the world
  • Unique compensation and reward programs crafted to help entrepreneurs elevate their health, wealth and happiness

Sharing Services recently expanded its corporate footprint by moving to a 10,000 square foot facility in Plano, Texas, that offers room to expand as the company grows and its subsidiaries flourish. The larger corporate locale provides space for a growing customer service department, product fulfillment, opportunity and training rooms, as well as a video production suite.

“The opportunity to expand to the rest of this new building over the course of the next six to 12 months ensures we won’t have to move again anytime soon,” Sharing Services Inc. Chairman Robert Oblon said. “We are on track for very significant growth here in the U.S., as well as upcoming international expansion, so this move is in preparation for what’s in front of us.”

The company recently signed a joint venture agreement with Health Wealth & Happiness Limited (“HWH”) to expand its “Elepreneurs” brand and market its products throughout Asia. The newly formed company will be named “Elepreneurs Asia Limited” and will have marketing and sales rights to China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Papua, New Guinea. A soft launch of the Elepreneur program is scheduled sometime later in 2018 with HWH CEP Fai Chan and his team leading the effort. Formed in Hong Kong, Health Wealth & Happiness Limited is dedicated to working with visionary partners like Sharing Services Inc. to deliver the best products and services to improve the well-being of consumers.

Nearly 1,000 people attended Sharing Services, Inc.’s first “Elepreneur Happiness Convention,” held March 2-3, 2018, in Dallas, Texas. Attendees arrived from several countries including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Singapore and Hong Kong. Keynote speakers included several internationally known motivational leaders –  Shawn Achor, Sandra Yancey, John Fleming and Les Brown – who provided exceptional material and inspirational discussion points.

“The enthusiasm of our attendees and the early success that we are experiencing is incredible considering our growth has been 100 percent organic, with almost no marketing from the company,” Oblon said. “I’m speechless by the dedication of our Elepreneur leaders and their entire teams, as they share our incredible line of products that have helped so many people.”

Sharing Services and its management team plan to travel the U.S. to hold several mini conferences to expand on the messages presented at its Happiness Convention that focus on helping people become “healthier, happier and wealthier.” Details of the company’s aggressive global expansion initiatives are soon to be announced, Oblon said.

The law firm of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP has been retained as outside corporate counsel for all general business matters. The Dallas-based law firm will represent Sharing Services, Inc., and its subsidiaries as the company utilizes the direct selling channel for a significant component of its overall growth strategy.

John “JT” Thatchwas appointed president and chief executive officer of Sharing Services, Inc., at a March 1, 2018, annual shareholder meeting. Thatch has successfully started, owned and operated several sized businesses in various industries. His experience with corporate growth, acquisitions, financing and negotiation in fast-paced and flexible environments will significantly assist Sharing Services Inc. as the company aims to expand and increase revenues.

Sharing Services, Inc. (SHRV), closed Today's trading session at $0.3651, off by 3.92%, on 100 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 60 days is 46,619 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.125/$1.15.

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First Cobalt Corp. (TSX.V: FCC) (OTCQB: FTSSF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight First Cobalt Corp. (FTSSF).

First Cobalt Corp. (TSX-V: FCC, ASX: FCC, OTCQB: FTSSF) today announced its management team will be participating in four upcoming conferences.

First Cobalt Corp. (TSX.V: FCC) (OTCQB: FTSSF), with headquarters in Canada, is the largest land owner in the Cobalt Camp in Ontario with control of over 10,000 hectares (nearly 25,000 acres) of prospective land and 50 historic cobalt/silver mines. The company’s assets include a mill and the only permitted cobalt extraction refinery in North America capable of producing battery material, providing an integrated solution for cobalt projects. First Cobalt began drilling in the historic Cobalt Camp in 2017 and seeks to build shareholder value through new discovery and growth opportunities.

First Cobalt’s 2018 $C7 million drilling program, which includes testing different styles of mineralized areas throughout the Cobalt Camp in more than 10 past-producing mines known to contain cobalt, is a significant expansion over its 2017 exploration activities. The company received positive test drill results from the Bellellen mine location, with early results confirming the presence of high-grade cobalt and nickel, prompting First Cobalt to increase its drilling program at that site. A prospecting sampling program of existing muckpiles around the camp’s historic mines, trenches, pits and surrounding bedrock could provide an early production scenario.

First Cobalt Corp. is moving quickly to leverage its potential against an economic background that estimates global consumption for refined cobalt is set to grow at an average rate of approximately 5 percent per annum for the next 10 years. The electric vehicle market, in particular, is driving this sector since more than 50 percent of the world’s current production of cobalt is used in the manufacture of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. The global lithium-ion battery market, as estimated by Zion Market Research, indicates the value at around USD $31 billion in 2016 and is expected to generate revenue of nearly USD $68 billion by end of 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate of slightly above 17 percent.

First Cobalt is embracing innovation in the mining sector, utilizing a digital compilation of 100-plus years of mining and geological data spanning the historically prolific Cobalt Mining Camp’s lifespan. First Cobalt’s management team is also assessing the ability of artificial intelligence to accelerate the discovery cycle. As a member of the Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) and Metal Earth Project, First Cobalt conducts regional geophysical surveys for geological interpretation of structures controlling cobalt-silver mineralization.

The company’s clear pathway to production and cash flow generation includes being one of only four fully permitted cobalt extraction refineries in Canada with significant material and processing infrastructure on site. With the price of cobalt increasing significantly and its importance in the growing battery market underpinning a strong long-term demand forecast, First Cobalt Corp. and its mining interests are primed for success.

First Cobalt Corp. President and CEO Trent Mell, a mining executive and capital markets professional with extensive international transactional experience, is joined by a team of reputable and seasoned deal-makers, mine builders and mine operators with decades of global experience in exploration, business development, geoscience, engineering and finance.

First Cobalt Corp. (FTSSF), closed Today's trading session at $0.6872, off by 4.42%, on 72,188 volume with 78 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 208,4680 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.3148/$1.3041.

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SinglePoint, Inc. (SING)

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

SinglePoint Inc. (OTCQB:SING) recaps recently achieved milestones in preparation for the launch of multiple projects. Also today, it was announced that SING will be featured on this week’s MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon. The television program can be viewed online at www.moneytv.net.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SinglePoint, Inc. (SING), closed Today's trading session at $0.0263, off by 2.23%, on 22,825,469 volume with 680 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 7,226,929 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0132/$0.415.

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