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Acacia Pharma Group plc (ACPGF)

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Acacia Pharma Group plc is a hospital pharmaceutical group focusing on the development and commercialization of new nausea and vomiting treatments for surgical and cancer patients. The Company has developed a late-stage pipeline of hospital nausea and vomiting product candidates based on repurposing existing drugs in new therapeutic indications. Its product candidates are differentiated from the original marketed drug by using a different delivery method and/or dose that is suitable for its new medical use. Acacia Pharma Group is headquartered in Cambridge, the United Kingdom (UK). The Company’s U.S. operations are centered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Acacia Pharma has discovered two product candidates based on the same active ingredient, amisulpride. BARHEMSYS® (previously APD421) is an intravenous formulation of amisulpride, a selective dopamine antagonist that has completed Phase 3 clinical development for the prophylaxis and treatment of post-operative nausea & vomiting (PONV), alone and in combination with other antiemetics.

APD403 is based on the selective dopamine antagonist amisulpride, the same active ingredient as in BARHEMSYS®. It is undergoing development as an intravenous injection for cancer patients to be administered immediately before they receive chemotherapy to prevent acute chemotherapy-induced nausea & vomiting (CINV), and as an oral tablet to prevent delayed CINV.

This past January, Acacia Pharma announced that it entered into a strategic in-licensing transaction with Cosmo Pharmaceuticals N.V. (SIX: COPN). The transaction grants to the Group exclusive U.S. commercialization rights to ByFavo™ (remimazolam). It has been made alongside an equity investment and debt facility by Cosmo Pharmaceuticals to finance the marketing efforts of BARHEMSYS® and ByFavo™.

ByFavo™ is an ultra-short-acting and reversible intravenous sedative/anaesthetic. BYFAVO has demonstrated efficacy and safety in an extensive clinical trial programme involving roughly 2,400 volunteers and patients. Data so far indicates that remimazolam has a fast onset and offset of action combined with a good cardio-respiratory safety profile.

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has extended the review period for the New Drug Application (NDA) for BYFAVO™ (remimazolam) by up to 90 days so as to complete its review of additional data submitted in January and February 2020. The FDA set a new Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) goal of reviewing and acting on the NDA of no later than July 5, 2020 (previous PDUFA target date was April 5, 2020). Cosmo Pharmaceuticals in-licensed the US rights to BYFAVO from Paion AG in 2016 and together they have progressed the product candidate through to registration.

Acacia Pharma Group plc (ACPGF), closed Friday's trading session at $3.2509, up 11.961%, on 300 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 200 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.45000004/$4.01999998.

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Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (ARTW)

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Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. is a diversified, global manufacturer and distributor of equipment serving agricultural, research, and steel cutting needs. The Company has three reporting segments. These are agricultural products; modular buildings; and tools. Furthermore, after-market service parts are an important part of Art's-Way's business. The Company markets and sells its products via independent farm equipment dealers, manufacturers' representatives, direct sales, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) sales channels.

Art's-Way Manufacturing has its corporate office in Armstrong, Iowa. Iowa farmer Arthur Luscombe founded Art’s Way Manufacturing in 1956, to produce and sell a PTO powered grinder mixer he developed on his farm near Dolliver, Iowa. Today, the Company has approximately 200 employees and operates its business units in 7 facilities.

The Company manufactures and distributes farm machinery niche products. This includes animal feed processing equipment, sugar beet defoliators and harvesters, land maintenance equipment, plows, hay and forage equipment, and manure spreaders. This also includes reels for combines and swathers, and also modular animal confinement buildings and laboratories, and specialty tools and inserts.

Art's-Way Manufacturing’s diversified Agricultural Products are produced in Armstrong, Iowa. In addition, the Company’s Art’s Way Scientific produces modular buildings in Monona, Iowa for the agricultural, laboratory, as well as food safety industries. Moreover, American Carbide Tool Company produces customized tooling and inserts for an array of machining industries in Canton, Ohio.

Art's-Way Manufacturing’s Consolidated Corporate Sales for the three-month period ended February 29, 2020 were $5,026,000 versus $4,124,000 during the same period in fiscal 2019. This represents an increase of $902,000, or 21.9 percent. This increase in Consolidated Sales is because of increased sales across all three of the Company’s segments.

Consolidated Net Loss was $(437,000) for the three-month period ended February 29, 2020 versus a Net Loss of $(606,000) for the same period in fiscal 2019. The decreased Net Loss is because of increased sales across all three segments, and also conscious efforts by the Company to reduce costs and improve workforce efficiency.

Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (ARTW), closed Friday's trading session at $2.00, off by 2.439%, on 14,784 volume with 143 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 24,811 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.75/$3.57999992.

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Corvus Gold, Inc. (CORVF)

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Corvus Gold, Inc. acquires, explores, and develops mineral properties mainly in the USA. The Company’s mandate is to become a leading exploration and development company with the ultimate goal of becoming a non-operating gold producer with significant carried interest and royalty exposure. Its principal mineral property is the North Bullfrog Project. This is a gold-silver mining project in northwestern Nye County, Nevada. Corvus Gold is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQX.

The North Bullfrog Project consists of leased, patented, and unpatented mining claims covering an area of about 86.6 km2. This comprises a mix of private mineral leases of patented federal mining claims and 1,057 federal unpatented mining claims.

The Project is 10 km north of Beatty, Nevada, and 8 km north of the Bullfrog Mine previously operated by Barrick Gold Corporation. The North Bullfrog Project represents a large, low-sulphidation, epithermal bulk-tonnage gold system hosted in volcanic and sedimentary rocks. The project is 100 percent controlled by Corvus Gold.

Additionally, Corvus Gold has its Mother Lode Project. This Project is 165 km northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, 10 km east of Beatty, Nevada, and approximately 20 road km’s from the Company’s North Bullfrog project in the Walker Land gold belt. The Mother Lode Project comprises 445 federal unpatented mining claims covering an area of about 36.5 km².

Last week, Corvus Gold announced it received results from the initial deep core hole from the Central Intrusive Zone “CIZ” target and discovered a large new gold mineralized zone below the known existing Mother Lode deposit. The Company made a new, large discovery below the Mother Lode Deposit with 125.5m @ 2.6 g/t Gold. This includes 14.8m @ 8.9 g/t Gold & 24.7m @ 4.9 g/t Gold.

Mr. Jeffrey Pontius, President and Chief Executive Officer of Corvus Gold, said, “These new results now reveal the potential of the CIZ. We will be evaluating this exciting target with our ongoing innovative core drilling program at Mother Lode. In addition to the ongoing exploration work that is expanding the Mother Lode deposit, development work is also rapidly progressing on our low-Capex, quick to account, Phase1 starter project at North Bullfrog.”

This week, Corvus Gold announced that it initiated geophysical surveys throughout the Mother Lode trend to integrate district scale data into its belt-wide exploration models. The significantly expanded survey and other continuing regional studies and data compilations are designed to unlock the considerable potential effectively and efficiently for new discoveries across the belt and throughout the greater Bullfrog Gold District. The Company has also expanded its land position east of AngloGold Ashanti’s new Silicon discovery and north of a large new claim block recently staked by Kinross Gold.

Corvus Gold, Inc. (CORVF), closed Friday's trading session at $2.43, up 2.6382%, on 83,795 volume with 110 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 66,980 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.715269982/$2.49.

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Crown Crafts, Inc. (CRWS)

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Crown Crafts, Inc., via its subsidiaries, operates in the consumer products industry in the United States and worldwide. The Company designs, markets, and distributes infant, toddler, and juvenile consumer products. It is one of America’s largest producers of infant bedding, toddler bedding, bibs, and developmental toys. Established in 1957, Crown Crafts is headquartered in Gonzales, Louisiana. The Company’s shares trade on the NasdaqGS.

Crown Crafts operates by way of its three wholly-owned subsidiaries. These are NoJo Baby & Kids, Inc., Sassy Baby, Inc., and Carousel Designs, LLC. These subsidiaries market an array of infant, toddler, and juvenile products under Company-owned trademarks, and also licensed collections and exclusive private label programs.

Crown Crafts sells its products mainly to mass merchants, mid-tier retailers, juvenile specialty stores, value channel stores, grocery and drug stores, restaurants, Internet accounts, and wholesale clubs via a network of sales force and independent commissioned sales representatives. In addition, sales are made directly to consumers via www.babybedding.com.

Six company locations handle distribution, international sourcing, and customer service. These are in Compton, California; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Douglasville, Georgia; Bentonville, Arkansas; Gonzales, Louisiana; and Shanghai, China.

By the end of FY 2020, Crown Crafts will have returned $40.4 Million in dividends to Stockholders since 2010. This Includes a recently declared $0.08 quarterly dividend and $0.25 special dividend payable January 3, 2020 to stockholders of record on December 13, 2019.

This past February, Crown Crafts reported results for the Fiscal 2020 Q3 that ended December 29, 2019. Net Income for Q3 of Fiscal 2020 was $2.1 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, on Net Sales of $18.6 million, versus Net Income of $1.6 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, on Net Sales of $18.7 million for Q3 of Fiscal 2019. Gross Profit of 31.3 percent of Net Sales for the current year quarter was higher than the previous year quarter Gross Profit of 30.0 percent of Net Sales.

For the nine-month Fiscal period, Net Income was $5.0 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, on Net Sales of $53.1 million, versus Net Income of $3.6 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, on Net Sales of $54.7 million for the first nine months of Fiscal 2019. Gross Profit for the nine-month period was 30.6 percent of Net Sales, increased from 29.4 percent in the previous-year period.

Crown Crafts, Inc. (CRWS), closed Friday's trading session at $4.76, up 2.1459%, on 12,464 volume with 69 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 20,687 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $4.13000011/$7.93499994.

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Global Boatworks Holdings, Inc. (GBBT)

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Global Boatworks Holdings, Inc. is a builder of floating luxury vessels. The Company is a multifaceted boat-building and vacation-rental enterprise. It has previously built and sold a highly successful rental houseboat in Boston. Furthermore, it has designed a state-of-the-art luxury floating vessel, the “Luxuria”. Formed in 2014, Global Boatworks Holdings is based in Pompano Beach, Florida. The Company lists on the OTC Markets.

Global Boatworks does custom vessels. If someone wants their own custom vessel, the Company can arrange a phone conference or, if they are already in South Florida, Global Boatworks can meet with them to discuss building their vessel. The Company starts by discussing one’s requirements, such as size, number of bedrooms, bathrooms, requirements for a kitchen, amenities, as well as their expected budget. Global Boatworks can help with resources for financing one’s vessel.

In essence, Global Boatworks Holdings’ vessels are literally luxury homes that float. They feature Bosch appliances, granite counter tops, led fireplaces, and soaking (Roman style) tubs. In addition, they feature floor to ceiling windows, electric blinds and shades, heated towel racks, as well as luxury showers.

The aforementioned “Luxuria” is a state-of-the-art “Luxury Living Vessel”. The Luxuria series of floating vessels feature floor-to-ceiling windows; a chef-quality kitchen; spacious bedrooms; spa-like bathrooms; a big-screen TV; two large decks; and two outboard engines. The Luxuria is a two story, private Luxury Vessel.

Global Boatworks also has its Miss Leah vessel in Boston, Massachusetts. This floating vessel has 2 bedrooms plus a convertible bed in the living room. The Miss Leah also has 2 Baths and the vessel sleeps 6. The Miss Leah is a luxury house boat available for rent.

Global Boatworks Holdings’ corporate mission is to be the premier builder of Luxury Floating Vessels in the Southeastern United States. The Company’s focus is to stay relevant to vacationers and boat buyers with continued product enhancements. Its focus is also to create strong marketing programs to target the hospitality and boating markets.

Global Boatworks Holdings, Inc. (GBBT), closed Friday's trading session at $0.222, even for the day, on 1,167 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 3,690 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.035/$0.400000005.

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Iota Communications, Inc. (IOTC)

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Iota Communications, Inc. is a wireless network carrier and software service company listed on the OTCQB. It provides Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that optimize energy efficiency, sustainability, and operations for commercial facilities. The Company provides data-driven insights for sustainability enabled by its network connectivity, advanced analytics platform, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for commercial and industrial markets across the United States. Iota Communications is based in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

The Company also offers important ancillary products and services that facilitate the adoption of its subscription-based services. This includes solar energy, LED lighting, and HVAC implementation services. Fundamentally, Iota Communications employs technology and connectivity to help businesses save money and become more sustainable.

Concerning Optimization, the Company’s platform (combining data and analytics) provides a continuous feedback loop. This optimizes energy efficiency, improves the performance of a firm’s operations, and drives considerable savings for a facility.

Regarding Collecting, easy-to-install wireless sensors, meters and devices unlock valuable data from an organization’s existing infrastructure (Mechanical, Electrical and Environmental). This provides visibility into a company’s facility operations.

Pertaining to Connecting, using its own 800 MHz FCC-licensed spectrum and multi-access gateways, Iota Communications’ network is purpose built for the IoT. It offers superior building penetration, more reliable coverage, as well as secure data transmission.

Concerning Analysis, the Company’s BrightAI platform gives an organization the insights and alerts to increase operational visibility and proactively manage their facility. As a result, a company can identify opportunities, improve performance, and share insights across teams and organizations.

Iota Communications has acquired patented technology from Link Labs, Inc. Link Labs has patented technology to form large-scale wireless IoT networks, which can communicate data with thousands of devices at reduced costs, with faster deployment, longer battery life, and more reliability than competing solutions including cellular, Wi-Fi, and Zigbee. Link Labs is a foremost provider of low power, wide-area network technologies that power the Internet of Things (IoT).

This week, Iota Communications announced an update to operations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine statewide stay-at-home orders issued on April 1, 2020 to protect Pennsylvanians and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Company initiated a range of policies consistent with government guidelines as Iota’s main priority is to protect its employees and maintain continuity with its clients.

For the period from December 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020, Iota raised roughly $7.0 million from the private placement of common stock and borrowings from accredited investors. The proceeds from these offerings were used for working capital, paydown of debt, and general corporate purposes.

Mr. Terrence DeFranco, President & Chief Executive Officer of Iota Communications, said, "The COVID-19 crisis has impacted our fundraising efforts, but through a combination of accessing capital from other sources, accelerating previously planned cost-reduction initiatives and working with our partners and vendors we believe we will be able to continue operations until such time as we can revisit the capital markets."

Iota Communications, Inc. (IOTC), closed Friday's trading session at $0.2095, up 4.6454%, on 78,527 volume with 16 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 101,647 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.129999995/$0.75.

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Storm Resources Ltd. (SRMLF)

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Storm Resources Ltd. operates as a crude oil and natural gas exploration and development company in Canada. Its goal is per-share growth of funds flow and asset value from a large, higher quality Montney land position in NE British Columbia. As of December 31, 2019, the Company had 195,482 thousand barrels of oil equivalent of total proved plus probable reserves. Incorporated in 2010, Storm Resources has its head office in Calgary, Alberta.

For this year, in NE British Columbia, the Company’s plan is to drill 6-10 horizontal wells (4.0-8.5 net) and complete 8-10 horizontal wells (6.5-8.5 net), with 5-10 (5.0-8.5 net) starting production this year. The estimated capital investment (excluding acquisitions & dispositions) is $75-$85 million. The forecast Q4 production is 25,000 to 30,000 Boe/d. The forecast average annual production is 23,500 to 26,000 Boe/d.

Storm Resources has a land position in the Horn River Basin, NE British Columbia. Its land position in the Horn River Basin (shale gas) continues to be a long-term asset that provides considerable leverage to increased natural gas prices. The Company states that commerciality is proven with one producing horizontal well, and two vertical wells completed and tested.

Last week, Storm Resources announced its financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2020. Selected 2020 Q1 highlights include Production of 23,946 Boe per day. This represents an increase of 7 percent from the prior quarter and an increase of 21 percent year over year. This was consistent with guidance (24,000 to 25,000 Boe per day) with the increase resulting from the start-up of the Nig Gas Plant plus a full quarter of production from a four-well pad at Nig.

Liquids production (field condensate plus gas plant NGL) totaled 4,621 barrels per day. This represents an increase of 8 percent from the prior quarter and an increase of 24 percent year over year. Revenue net of transportation was $14.27 per Boe, a drop of $11.27 per Boe, or 44 percent from last year, chiefly because of lower NGL and natural gas prices.

Liquids represented 19 percent of sales volumes and 36 percent of production revenue. This is in comparison to 19 percent and 30 percent respectively in the previous year period.

Storm Resources Ltd. (SRMLF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.9933, even for the day, on 9,400 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 157 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.961000025/$1.38300001.

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Bravatek Solutions, Inc. (BVTK)

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Established in 2007, Bravatek Solutions, Inc. is a security-platform business offering software, tools and services to global markets. The Company provides security, defense and information security solutions that assist corporate entities, governments and individuals in protecting their organizations and/or critical infrastructures against error, and also physical and cyber-attack. The Company previously went by the name Ecrypt Technologies, Inc. It changed its name to Bravatek Solutions, Inc. in October of 2015. Bravatek Solutions has its corporate office in Austin, Texas.

Bravatek’s principal operations focus on selling EcryptOne while also expanding its “MAP” (Market Alliance Program) enabling state-of-the-art complementary products and services to solidify their family of cyber security solutions. The Company engages in the marketing and distribution of security capabilities derived from market alliances that yield defense and information security software, hardware and services, and telecommunications services. Its products include software, hardware and services. They cover a range of industries, including e-mail security, user authentication, robotics, telecommunications and cyber breach protection.

The above-mentioned EcryptOne is a proprietary, patent-pending, GSA listed email protection software. EcryptOne’s been engineered from the ground up with a white-list mentality. It is a replacement for the messaging systems of the past. It makes use of modern technology to provide security and accountability - a core feature. The design of EcryptOne is for organizations operating in the contemporary world of compliance and oversight.

Furthermore, Bravatek Solutions has its Tuitio®. This is a new antivirus software. Tuitio monitors the behaviour of applications in the system rather than doing traditional signature matching like other antivirus software.

This past January, Bravatek Solutions announced that it entered into a Strategic Alliance Agreement with Z Systems (New Jersey-based). This agreement was entered into following Bravatek’s agreement with ZoonoUSA, a manufacturer and supplier of advanced technology products that offer germ protection, long after the product is applied, by creating a protective shield on the surface it is applied to. The shield lasts roughly 30 days on surfaces and 24 hours on skin, when natural exfoliation occurs. Z Systems’ capabilities were created to meet the present needs of industry concerning protecting employees, and the public in general, against unseen organisms.

Bravatek Solutions announced on February 27, 2020 that it received a detailed report from its partner, Zoono, that the third party, independent laboratory tests undertaken against COVID-19 showed that Zoono’s Z-71 Microbe Shield (the same Zoono technology used in Zoono hand sanitizer) is > 99.99% effective against COVOID-19. This product sanitizes and kills the virus.

Bravatek Solutions, Inc. (BVTK), closed Friday's trading session at $0.01, up 66.6667%, on 1,096,056 volume with 25 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,920,253 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0017/$0.620000004.

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Seadrill Partners LLC (SDLPF)

Zacks, Business Insider, Whale Wisdom, Investor Village, Dividend Investor, Stockhouse, Investors Observer, Offshore Energy Today, last10k, MacroTrends, Morningstar, Barchart, Infront Analytics, OTC.Watch, Seeking Alpha, QuantumOnline, YCharts, OTC Markets, and Stockopedia reported beforehand on Seadrill Partners LLC (SDLPF), and we report on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Seadrill Partners LLC is a limited liability company created by Seadrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL) to own, operate and acquire offshore drilling rigs. Seadrill Limited is one of the globe’s largest international offshore drilling contractors. Seadrill Partners owns and operates drillships, semi-submersible rigs, and tender rigs in the United States, Angola, Thailand, Canada, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Indonesia, Ghana, and worldwide. OTCQB-listed, Seadrill Partners is based in London, the United Kingdom (UK).

In addition, the Company’s intention is to leverage the relationships, expertise, as well as reputation of Seadrill Limited to re-contract its fleet under long-term contracts. Seadrill Partners primarily serves various oil and gas companies.

Recently, Seadrill Partners announced changes to its Board of Directors effective January 9, 2020. Chairman of the Board, Mr. Harald Thorstein, and Mr. Bert Bekker decided to step down from the Board. Mr. Anthony R. Horton has joined the Board of Directors as an Elected Director with a term expiring at the AGM (Annual General Meeting) in 2021. He will serve on the conflicts committee.

Mr. Horton is a Senior Executive with over two decades of experience in the energy industry, most recently as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Energy Future Holdings. At present, he chairs and serves on numerous Boards of energy and technology companies. Additionally, Mr. Horton has a strong record of accomplishment in capital markets, operations, and mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Mr. John Darlington, an Appointed Director since 2018, has become an Elected Director with a term expiring at the AGM in 2020.

In February, Seadrill Partners announced Q4 2019 results. Highlights include Operating Revenue of $183.0 million; an Operating Loss of $2.3 million; and a Net Loss of $42.9 million. Highlights also include Adjusted EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization) of $76.8 million; Cash and Cash Equivalents of $560.0 million; Economic Utilization of 95 percent, and an Order Backlog of $367 million as of February 27, 2020.

Seadrill Partners LLC (SDLPF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.39, up 77.2324%, on 21,675 volume with 27 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 24,657 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.05/$5.27500009.

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alpha-En Corporation (ALPE)

Zacks, Stocksbeat, Invest Tribune, Otc.watch, Market Screener, PR Newswire, 4-Traders, Last10k, InvestorsHub, OTC Markets, OilandGas360, Wallet Investor, Morningstar, TradingView, Simply Wall St, and InvestorsHub reported previously on AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. (ALPE), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

alpha-En Corporation is an innovative clean technology company based in Yonkers, New York. It concentrates on enabling next generation battery technologies through developing and bringing to market pure, state of the art materials produced in an environmentally sustainable manner. The Company has developed a patent pending process for the production of lithium metal and associated products produced at room temperature. The Company’s first-rate Scientific Team includes a Nobel Prize winning Chemist. alpha-En’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

alpha-En is enabling next generation energy storage. The Company’s lithium metal is purer than what is currently available on the market. It is free of all base metals and common non-conductive impurities found in the existing commercial supply.

The Company produces its lithium utilizing a room temperature process (process conducted at 20°-30°C) that does not require or release noxious chemicals. Its process allows for the flexible deposition and intercalation of lithium into custom substrates that streamlines the manufacturing of batteries of all sizes.

alpha-En’s novel process is mercury and chlorine free. It eliminates the use and release of toxic chemicals and expensive containment costs. Its electrodeposition method produces thin films of highly pure lithium on a host of substrates. Strategic partners of the Company include Argonne National Laboratory and Princeton University.

In July of this year, alpha-En announced that it received a $1 million technology development grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The funding will help to pay for the substantial amount of research and development (R&D) that is required to bring disruptive battery technology from the laboratory to final commercialization.

Last month, alpha-En announced that it determined that it meets the requirements to be a Qualified Opportunity Business (QOZB) under the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). As a QOZB, alpha-En could potentially offer favorable tax treatment to investors in future placements of its securities, as specified in the TCJA. alpha-En's headquarters and laboratory facilities in Yonkers, New York, is located in an Opportunity Zone as certified by the US Treasury under the TCJA.

AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. (ALPE), closed Friday's trading session at $1.00, up 150.00%, on 78,726 volume with 51 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 11,139 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.204999998/$1.29999995.

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Indoor Harvest  Corp. (INQD)

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OTCQB-listed, Indoor Harvest  Corp. is a developer of personalized cannabis medicines. In addition, the Company is a provider of advanced cultivation technology, methods, and processes. Indoor Harvest provides the cannabis industry production platforms for Building Integrated Agriculture (BIA) production. Established in 2011, the Company has its corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas. It is now moving its base of operations and focus to the Boston, Massachusetts area to leverage what it believes to be an attractive environment for cannabis companies since Massachusetts has legalized medicinal and recreational cannabis.

Indoor Harvest has transitioned into a producer of cannabis for research and pharmaceutical development. The Company’s patent pending aeroponic methods allow for the production of chemically consistent, contaminate free cannabis, economically at scale.

Indoor Harvest is a pending applicant to produce cannabis under the Texas Compassionate Use Program and is seeking additional licenses in the State of Massachusetts. The Company is moving its operational emphasis to Boston, Massachusetts.

Indoor Harvest has entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore the creation of a joint venture (JV) partnership with Cannabis Community Care and Research Network (C3RN) and Integrated Genetics & BioPharma Research (IGBR). Indoor Harvest’s plan is to work with C3RN and IGBR to develop a plan to acquire or lease properties and pursue research and development (R&D) initiatives.

Additionally, the Company expects to have the ability to offer contract research services and product development services to the cannabis community at large.

The proposed JV will work to identify and publish best practices for cultivation of cannabis via rigorous R&D. Moreover, the JV group aims to provide data and develop partner-specific research studies and goals with academic and other research institutions.

Indoor Harvest’s Management is working to deploy its integrated aeroponic technology platform, on its own and with partners in the Boston area, to demonstrate and highlight the Company’s belief in the technology’s ability to considerably decrease operating costs while boosting yield and quality.

Indoor Harvest  Corp. (INQD), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0012, up 71.4286%, on 347,332,632 volume with 1,318 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 51,263,635 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000099999/$0.026.

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WEED, Inc. (BUDZ)

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WEED, Inc. is a multi-national, multi-faceted, vertically-integrated world class cannabis organization. The Company’s commitment is to its worldwide goals and outreach across the complete spectrum of the cannabis industry to find treatments, therapies and medical cures using the Cannabaceae plant family. WEED has established WEED Israel (Cannabis) Ltd. as a wholly-owned subsidiary of WEED, Inc. (USA). OTCQB-listed, WEED has its head office in Tucson, Arizona.

WEED is structured as a holding company. It does business by way of its divisions, wholly-owned subsidiaries, and strategically placed collaborative partners to attain and promote its worldwide brand. WEED does not grow, harvest, produce, or sell any substance in violation of US Federal law under The Federal Controlled Substances Act. Furthermore, WEED meets all standards of international law for WEED, Inc. and its subsidiaries in foreign locales.

WEED has purchased a 4-acre property in La Veta, Colorado. This is where its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sangre AgroTech, is engaged in the previously announced 5-year, $15-plus million Cannabis Genomic Study. In association with the La Veta property, WEED received unanimous approval of the La Veta Town Council for a Commercial Redevelopment Permit to commence planned renovations and construction of the Bioscience Research Center for the operations of WEED’s subsidiary, Sangre AgroTech, to convert the existing buildings into laboratory facilities required for Sangre to conduct its research, along with additional security and ground buildout.

Sangre AT, LLC, d/b/a Sangre AgroTech, has started a five-year Cannabis Genomic Study to complete a genetic blueprint of the Cannabis plant genus, through creating a global genomic classification of the entire plant. Through targeting cannabis-derived molecules, which stimulate the endocannabinoid system, Sangre AgroTech’s research team plans to develop scientifically-valid and evidence-based cannabis strains for the production of disease-specific medicines. The aim of the research is to identify, collect, patent, and archive a collection of highly-active medicinal strains.

This past December WEED announced that its first of numerous cultivar DNA sequencing tests have been perfected and finalized. The Company's team of scientists is now going through the analytics evaluation. Reports are forthcoming.

Mr. Glenn E Martin, WEED’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “During this time our team designed, tested, and refined standard operating procedures for efficient DNA isolation and sequencing of Cannabis genomes. Extensive bioinformatics analysis of repeatable and variable regions has been performed on newly-generated DNA sequencing data of 26 landrace cultivars and several publicly available genomes.''

WEED, Inc. (BUDZ), closed Friday's trading session at $0.48, up 71.4286%, on 2,084,292 volume with 930 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 81,893 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.170000001/$0.779999971.

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Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (CPWR)

InvestorsHub, MarketWatch, YCharts, 4-Traders, Insider Monkey, Tidal Energy Today, Stockhouse, OTC Markets, Barchart, Investopedia, Marketbeat, and Simply Wall St reported earlier on Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (CPWR), and today we choose to report the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation constructs and operates clean hydrothermal energy plants around the word. The Company is a project developer for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) plants that create renewable energy. It designs and develops deep-water hydrothermal clean-energy systems, which produce fossil-fuel free electricity through OTEC and environmentally friendly cooling through Seawater Air Conditioning (SWAC). OTCQB-listed, Ocean Thermal Energy is headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Seawater Air Conditioning (SWAC) technology generates air conditioning without the use of chemical agents. Acting alone, SWAC can reduce electricity usage by up to 90 percent in comparison to traditional air conditioning systems. When developed in association with OTEC plants, SWAC operates entirely without the use of fossil fuels.

OTEC leverages the temperature difference in the ocean between cold deep water and warm surface water in the tropics and subtropics to generate unlimited energy without the use of fossil fuels. In a closed cycle OTEC system, water flows through a large pipe and heat exchanger that heats a liquid with a low boiling point, such as ammonia. As the boiling ammonia produces steam, it turns a turbine generator to generate electricity.

A second pipe extracts cool deep water from the ocean that condenses the steam back to liquid form. As the ammonia is recycled, the process repeats, creating unlimited clean energy, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (The Rankine Cycle). OTEC uses the solar energy from the ocean. No fossil fuels are used.

Ocean Thermal Energy has made significant progress on the development of its first OTEC EcoVillage. The Company has advanced toward the development of a SWAC system for the U.S. Military. The OTEC EcoVillage project comprises, in part, of an OTEC plant that will provide all power and water to approximately 400 residences. Additionally, it consists of a hotel, and shopping center, and models of sustainable agriculture, food production, and other economic developments.

Concerning the OTEC EcoVillage, the U.S. Virgin Islands’ Public Service Commission granted Ocean Thermal Energy regulatory approval for an OTEC plant. OTEC EcoVillage will be the first development in the world offering a net-zero carbon footprint.

In August, Ocean Thermal Energy announced that it signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire an established, profitable, and experienced company in the heavy-commercial air conditioning business. The acquired company would bring considerable heavy-commercial air conditioning expertise and strong operational synergies. Furthermore, in August, Ocean Thermal Energy announced the appointment of three new members to its advisory board. These are Eric Moser, Founder and President of Moser Design Group; Julia Sanford, Founding Principal of Starr Stanford Design Associates; and Steve Mouzon, Principal at Mouzon Design.

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (CPWR), closed Friday's trading session at $0.07, up 63.1702%, on 1,007 volume with 8 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 26,996 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.024599999/$0.100000001.

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Sunvalley Solar, Inc. (SSOL)

Wallstreetlivechat, PennyStockPros, The Stock Scout, Penny Stock Rumble, Stockhunter.us, PennyStockClub, OurHotStockPicks, PennyStocks24, Fast Moving Stocks, VIP STOCK ALERTS, and FeedBlitz reported previously on Sunvalley Solar, Inc. (SSOL), and we highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Sunvalley Solar, Inc., by way of its subsidiary, Sunvalley Solar Tech, Inc., operates as a solar power technology and system integration company in the State of California. The Company centers on solar systems design and installation, solar technology research and development (R&D), and solar equipment manufacturing and distribution areas. Established in 2007, Sunvalley Solar is headquartered in in Walnut, California.

Sunvalley Solar acquired Rayco Energy, Inc. in 2016. Rayco Energy is an established northern California company. It specializes in providing cost-saving and efficient energy solutions to local communities and business units. This includes LED lighting, Solar Thermal, as well as Solar Electricity.

Rayco Energy combines energy efficiency measures with renewable energy sources. It services the multi-family sector (Apartments, Homeowner Associations (HOA)) and small-sized commercial projects.

Sunvalley Solar’s business development strategy is to develop the Company as the end-to-end solar energy solution provider for solar power equipment dealers, solar power system installers, and solar power energy end users.

The Company provides turnkey solar system solutions. These include designing, building, operating, monitoring, and maintaining solar power systems for owners, builders, and architecture firms. Its R&D team comprises PhDs in Optoelectronics. The team specializes in photovoltaic panel technologies (coating and focusing).

In addition, the Company’s focus is in the area of National Solar Technical Support and a Service Center. Sunvalley Solar serves small private residences and large commercial solar power users.

The Company’s R&D team’s projects include 975 kW commercial solar power systems for distribution warehouses and manufacturing companies. Furthermore, projects include 1 MW commercial solar power systems for agriculture farms and cold storage facilities.

Its R&D is presently focusing on developing new coating technology to increase the efficiency of PV panels; developing new focusing technology to reduce the size of silicon cells and reduce the silicon cost per watt; developing solar PV application technology to decrease system level cost; and developing new solar parts – Micro-inverters.

Sunvalley Solar has its patented technology – Networked Solar Panels and Related Methods. It has patented the technology "Networked Solar Panels and Related Methods" (USPTO 12/198,076). This technology enables the solar power system operator to monitor the grid status, and manage and control the output from each panel, each subsystem, and the system as a whole.

Sunvalley Solar, Inc. (SSOL), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0478, up 87.451%, on 4,402 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 11,349 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.012699999/$0.05.

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SRAX Inc. (NASDAQ: SRAX)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight SRAX Inc. (NASDAQ: SRAX).

As a global society adapts to COVID-19 restrictions, consumer patterns and preferences continue to shift – and insights into these changes are more sought-after than ever before. Brands across all industries seek to leverage valuable consumer data to increase sales, and companies like SRAX Inc. (NASDAQ: SRAX), a technology company focused on digital marketing and consumer data management, have valuable resources to meet this need. SRAX recently released two studies showing key insights about changing consumer patterns in connection with the COVID-19 panic. Through the use of its BIGtoken platform, SRAX leverages the consumer data of its 16 million users to create valuable data sets that are accessible by marketers for a fee. The company also compensates its users with cash or gift cards when they opt in and give access to their data. Also today, NetworkNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how SRAX CEO Christopher Miglino recently authored a Forbes article titled “Communicating with Investors and Understanding Their Behavior During a Major Crisis” (http://nnw.fm/wLT2w). To view the full article, visit http://nnw.fm/43ANc

SRAX Inc.'s (NASDAQ: SRAX) is a digital marketing and consumer data management technology company. SRAX’s technology unlocks data to reveal brands’ core consumers and their characteristics across marketing channels.

Through its BIGtoken platform, SRAX has developed a consumer-managed data marketplace where people can own and earn from their data, thereby providing everyone in the internet ecosystem choice, transparency and compensation.

SRAX’s tools deliver a digital competitive advantage for brands in the CPG, automotive, investor relations, luxury and lifestyle verticals by integrating all aspects of the advertising experience, including verified consumer participation, into one platform.

SRAX Verticals

  • SRAX Core: SRAX Core is a custom digital media management platform that enables brands and agencies to surpass the challenges of omnichannel marketing campaigns. It offers one comprehensive dashboard to manage digital media campaigns, inventory and reporting.
  • SRAX Social: SRAX Social is a free social media management tool that makes it easy for brands, agencies and individuals to grow their digital presence. It offers free and unlimited users, Facebook auto boosting, and a custom analytics dashboard. Its managed services team can also build and execute marketing plans for your unique specific needs.
  • SRAX IR: SRAX IR unlocks stock buyers’ behaviors and trends for issuers of publicly traded companies. The platform provides insights on shareholders and market makers, investor relations management, shareholder outreach tools and data-driven marketing.
  • SRAX Auto: SRAX Auto unlocks auto intenders’ data to create measurable connected experiences on the road to purchase. It offers proprietary auto intender profiles, multi touchpoint communication and custom location-based ads.
  • SRAX Shopper: SRAX Shopper delivers a cross channel, premium digital experience at scale to high value shopper audiences. It offers proprietary shopper profiles, cost per click pricing, and custom text and add to cart ad units.
  • SRAX Lux: Launched in June 2019, the SRAX Lux platform targets and reaches luxury consumers at luxury retail stores, high-end art, music, film, fashion and sports events, across all consumer devices.

BIGtoken

BIGtoken, available for download on the App Store and Google Play, revolutionizes data collection. BIGtoken is a platform that creates a secure and transparent environment for consumers to own and earn from their data. To date, there are 15.9 million BIGtoken registered users worldwide.

The optimization and monetization of data is a multibillion-dollar business. Worldwide spending on big data and business analytics solutions reached $166 billion in 2018 and is projected to surge to $260 billion by 2022. BIGtoken’s consumer vision is committed to delivering choice, transparency and compensation to the individual.

Through BIGtoken, consumers earn rewards when they opt into sharing their data and when that data is purchased. Consumers decide what data is shared, who can buy it and how it’s used, and advertisers reach real, responsive audiences. The benefit of this is two-fold: consumers know how their data is used and advertisers gain verified consumer data for targeting.

Users of the BIGtoken app can officially be paid in cash or gift cards in exchange for giving brands access to their anonymized data, answering questions, checking into locations, recruiting new members, and more. Users can deposit their earnings directly into PayPal accounts or be paid through gift cards from favorite retailers such as Walmart.

SRAX has also partnered with several high-profile, nonprofit associations to provide BIGtoken users the ability to donate their earnings. Partnerships include the American Heart Association, dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke; HealthCorps, which helps high school students make better choices about health and physical fitness; and the ALS Association, which recently launched its Challenge Me campaign.

International Expansion

BIGtoken is formally launching into several international markets and partnering to foster local support. SRAX recently signed a joint venture with the Yash Birla Group to launch BIGtoken in India. Based in Mumbai, the Yash Birla Group, one of India’s largest conglomerates, has diversified interests in consumer and industrial products.

The partnership will bring BIGtoken’s platform to India, which has a digital population of 627 million. The India digital advertising market is $3.6 billion and is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 32%, making it one of the largest growing digital ad markets in the world.

SRAX Mexico is led by Moe Avitia, who has more than 18 years of experience in business development and building high-tech teams. SRAX Mexico includes a team of 90 employees, including 70 engineers.

BIGtoken Europe is currently evaluating data centers in individual countries for privacy laws.

Leadership

Christopher Miglino is CEO and founder of SRAX. He has spent the past 20 years working in the digital advertising space and has successfully launched and sold two internet companies. Both of these companies were sold to publicly traded companies on the NASDAQ. He has a detailed understanding of how technology interacts with brands.

Kristoffer Nelson is COO of SRAX and a founding member of BIGtoken. With over 15 years of technology and creative business experience, Nelson has been a guest speaker for Loyola Marymount University among other academic institutions, the National Association of Broadcasters, the IAB and numerous other professional and media organizations.

SRAX Inc. (NASDAQ: SRAX), closed Friday's trading session at $1.78, up 9.8765%, on 162,349 volume with 467 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 55,620 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.04999995/$5.63000011.

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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, on Thursday announced that it has licensed several of its films, including “Bad Actress” and “Exposure,” for the territory of Australia through a digital content platform that brings sellers and distributors into one online digital marketplace. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/f4iNW

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 Friday's trading session at $0.01055, up 24.1176%, on 125,035 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 70,594 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0063/$0.07.

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SinglePoint, Inc. (SING)

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

SinglePoint (OTCQB: SING) was featured on this week’s episode of MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon. The internationally syndicated program covers money-focused topics, featuring various companies and in-depth interviews with CEOs and executives that offer insights into operations and future outlooks. MoneyTV is viewed in over 200 million households in more than 75 countries. To view the full press releases, visit http://cnw.fm/WMjo1 and http://cnw.fm/C36wd

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 Friday's trading session at $0.0052, even for the day, on 4,711,696 volume with 83 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 5,350,881 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.004/$0.021999999.

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Predictive Oncology (NASDAQ: POAI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Predictive Oncology (POAI).

The relationship between a patient and their cancer is personal: it’s specific, and it necessitates personalized treatment to be defeated effectively. Unfortunately, oncologists’ ability to personalize treatment for patients has largely been anything but, often resembling a trial-and-error method. This is largely because we have few targeted treatments or enough actionable data about how tumors with specific mutations respond to drugs. One innovator in the cancer research space, Predictive Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: POAI), is working to change this dynamic by bringing its cutting-edge, AI-driven predictive models of tumor drug response and outcome to cancer research. These models predict how tumors respond to drugs and can be used for both clinical decision support, i.e. individualizing a patient’s therapy as well as research into new therapies, in partnership with the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Also today, NetworkNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how POAI recently entered an agreement with POAI CEO Dr. Carl Schwartz to exchange a $2.1 million promissory note for newly issued equity (http://nnw.fm/Y1UeQ). To view the full article, visit http://nnw.fm/P5eLE

Predictive Oncology (POAI) is a knowledge-driven precision medicine company focused on applying data and artificial intelligence (AI) to personalized medicine and drug discovery. The company applies its smart tumor profiling and AI platform to extensive genomic and biomarker patient data sets to build predictive models of tumor drug response to improve clinical outcomes for the cancer patients of today and tomorrow. The company has several tools that support its mission of bringing precision medicine to the treatment of cancer.

Through its subsidiaries, Predictive Oncology’s portfolio of assets includes the following:

  • A database of clinically validated historical and outcome data from patient tumors
  • An in-house Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified lab
  • A “smart” patient-derived tumor profiling platform
  • An in-house bioinformatics artificial intelligence (AI) platform
  • A new computerized approach growing tumors in the lab to rapidly develop patient specific treatment options
  • An FDA-approved fluid collection and disposal system

Using these resources, and in collaboration with key players in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotech industries Predictive Oncology is working to determine the best pathways for more individualized and effective cancer treatment.

Subsidiaries

Predictive Oncology leverages the synergies of its three wholly owned subsidiaries to bring precision medicine to the diagnosis of cancer.

Helomics applies artificial intelligence to its rich data gathered from the company’s trove of more than 150,000 tumors to personalize cancer therapies for patients as well as drive the development of new targeted therapies in collaborations with pharmaceutical companies. This database, the largest of its kind in the world, is comprised of ovarian, head and neck, colon and pancreas tumors. Helomic’s CLIA-certified lab provides clinical testing that assists oncologists in individualizing patient treatment decisions, by providing an evidence-based roadmap for therapy.

In addition to its proprietary precision oncology platform, Helomics offers boutique CRO services that leverage its TruTumor™ patient-derived tumor models coupled to a wide range of multi-omics assays (genomics, proteomics and biochemical), and an AI-powered proprietary platform (D-CHIP) to provide a tailored solution to its clients’ specific needs.

TumorGenesis is developing a new, rapid approach to growing tumors in the laboratory without the use of rats or mice, allowing for the identification of biomarkers indicative of cancer. This methodology “fools” the tumor into thinking it is still in the body. As a result, the tumor reacts as it naturally would, thereby increasing the accuracy of the biomarker. Once the biomarkers are identified, they can be used in TumorGenesis’ Oncology Capture Technology Platforms which isolate and helps categorize an individual patient’s heterogeneous tumor samples to enable development of patient-specific treatment options.

Skyline Medical’s patented, FDA-cleared STREAMWAY® System is the first true, direct-to-drain fluid disposal system designed specifically for medical applications such as radiology, endoscopy, urology and cystoscopy procedures. The STREAMWAY system is changing the way healthcare facilities collect and dispose of potentially infectious waste fluid by connecting directly to a facility’s plumbing system to automate the collection, measurement and disposal of waste fluids.

The STREAMWAY minimizes human intervention for better safety and improves compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other regulatory agency safety guidelines. The STREAMWAY eliminates canisters, carts and evacuated bottles, which reduces overhead costs and minimizes environmental impact by helping to eliminate the approximately 50 million potentially disease-infected canisters that go into landfills annually in the United Sates.

Skyline has achieved sales in five of the seven continents through both direct sales and distributor partners.

Competitive Advantage

Precision medicine has become the holy grail of cancer therapeutics. Data driven predictive models of tumors and their responses are critical in both new drug development and individualized patient treatment. The race has begun to model various tumors, which takes 5 to 7 years of clinical evaluation to establish historical and outcome data.

Predictive Oncology enjoys significant competitive advantage. The company already has a vast historical collection of tumors and related data, plus the ability to obtain existing associated outcome data. While others wait for outcome data, Predictive Oncology is in a unique and powerful position, working to deliver the promise of precision medicine to reality. Predictive Oncology already has the clinical data, including how a tumor responded to certain drugs, an in-house bioinformatics AI platform, and only needs to do the tumor sequencing. The significance is underscored by the collaboration with UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital, designed to reveal which mutations responded to which drug then develop powerful predictive models for future testing and treatment.

Leadership Team

Dr. Carl Schwartz was appointed to Skyline Medical’s board of directors in March 2015 and became interim president and CEO in May 2016. Dr. Schwartz became CEO of Plastics Research Corporation in 1988, leading the company to become the largest manufacturer of structural foam molding products in the U.S. with more than $60 million in revenues and 300 employees by the time he retired in 2001. He holds a bachelor’s degree and DDS degree from the University of Detroit.

CFO Bob Myers has over 30 years of experience in multiple industries focusing on medical device service and manufacturing. He has spent much of his career as a CFO and controller. Myers holds an MBA in Finance from Adelphi University and a BBA in public accounting from Hofstra University.

Gerald Vardzel, President of Helomics, has over 25 years of healthcare executive management experience developing and implementing commercialization strategies and models for technology launches. His Go-To-Market expertise includes equity financing, strategic planning, market intelligence, M&A, and new market development in both start-up and established settings including fortune 500 market leaders. He has developed innovative solutions for both CLIA and FDA regulatory paths defining the delivery chains from discovery to clinical acceptance. Mr. Vardzel also has significant experience designing and implementing sales and marketing programs tailored not only to expand market share, but to empirically assess client satisfaction, strengthen business processes, and maximize profitability. Mr. Vardzel was previously Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Initiatives at Global Specimen Solutions. Furthermore, as an executive affiliate to the healthcare industry, he routinely consults for several small-to-mid sized private equity firms advising on, in part, the feasibility of acquisition targets. Mr. Vardzel graduated from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Mark Collins, Chief Information Officer of Helomics, has held multiple executive roles in a variety of discovery, informatics and bioinformatics functions within global pharma, and founded three startup software companies in the machine learning and drug discovery space. In 2001, Dr. Collins worked for Cellomics (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific), where he played a pivotal role in establishing the High-Content Cell Analysis market, building and commercializing several key informatics and bioinformatics products. After leaving Thermo Fisher, Dr. Collins developed and commercialized informatics solutions for clinical and translational research, specifically in the specimen tracking, omics data management and NGS analysis space, through key roles at BioFortis, Global Specimens Solutions and Genedata. Dr. Collins received his undergraduate degree in Applied Science from the University of Wolverhampton, UK and his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Surrey, UK.

Predictive Oncology (POAI), closed Friday's trading session at $1.49, off by 1.9737%, on 557,258 volume with 1,367 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 980,736 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.25/$8.50.

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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. (FWB: 496) (CSE: SHRM) (OTC: SHRMF) was featured today in the 420 with CNW by CannabisNewsWire. On May 17, the mayor of Washington D.C. released a budget plan for the 2021 fiscal year, and it may have positive implications for the city’s medical marijuana program. Based on language included in the plan, it looks like the local government is preparing to implement regulations for medical marijuana sales as soon as Congress Okays it. Although low level possession and home cultivation has been legal for adults over 21 since a ballot measure was passed in 2014, the local government has been unable to add a legal sales component due to Congressional interference.

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 Friday's trading session at $1.18, off by 12.5926%, on 1,141,265 volume with 1,506 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 610,315 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.221/$1.74.

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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).

On April 7 and 16, 2020, PowerBand Solutions (TSX.V: PBX) (OTCQB: PWWBF) (Frankfurt: 1ZVA) and D2D Auto Auction LLC successfully launched and conducted “virtual” auctions in the United States. These auctions demonstrated the speed and proficiency of the unique platform (http://nnw.fm/dOw26). To view the full article, visit http://nnw.fm/kEhy9

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 Friday's trading session at $0.0887, off by 2.954%, on 15,074 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 37,707 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.038600001/$0.230000004.

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Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG).

Diversified holding corporation Sharing Services Global’s (OTCQB: SHRG) wholly owned subsidiary, Elepreneurs Holdings LLC, was recently ranked 48th on Direct Selling News’ (“DSN”) 2020 Global 100 List of top direct-selling companies (http://nnw.fm/02ORx). A recent article discussing the company reads, “Announced in April 2020, the 11th annual DSN Global 100 List features top companies around the world achieving more than $100 million in revenue for 2019, showcasing a unique perspective on the true economic and social impact of this distribution channel on people’s lives and communities it serves globally. To view the full article, visit http://nnw.fm/K3U1t

Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG), formerly Sharing Services Inc., is a diversified company dedicated to maximizing shareholder value, operating through two primary subsidiaries: Elepreneurs Holdings, a direct-selling company, and Elevacity Holdings, a products company. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, SHRG markets and distributes Elevate-branded health and wellness products through an independent sales force of distributors called Elepreneurs.

Proprietary Products

SHRG’s current exclusive Elevate product offerings are marketed under the Elevacity brand, so named to signify the company’s commitment to elevating lives.

The Elevate health and wellness product line consists of nutraceutical products that SHRG refers to as D.O.S.E., which stands for dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins – all of which are key hormones proven to promote happiness and well-being.

Elevacity brand products are carefully formulated, chosen and designed to support a single objective: elevate the happiness and well-being of the consumer.

Global Network of Elepreneurs

Elevacity products are shared and sold by a growing international network of home-based entrepreneurs, called Elepreneurs, operated by Elepreneurs Holdings. This SHRG subsidiary provides basic and advanced programs for both new and experienced entrepreneurs who are focusing on their direct-sales careers.

SHRG’s high-performing independent sales force follows the company’s Blue Ocean selling strategy, an approach that encourages individuals to seek new markets, lead, and to “stop competing and start creating.” The Blue Ocean strategy is based on the book, “Blue Ocean Strategy,” written by Professor Renée Mauborgne, who notes that “the lesson here is that the best defense is offense, and the best offense… is to make a blue ocean shift and create your own blue ocean.”

Following this selling strategy, SHRG’s Elepreneurs are taught that, rather than competing directly in a competitive, direct-selling market, they should focus on making competitors irrelevant and succeeding in an uncontested marketplace.

In addition, SHRG’s Elepreneurs use the interactive, video-based VERB sales-marketing platform developed by Verb Technology Company Inc. The app utilizes proprietary interactive video data collection and analysis technology and provides next-generation customer relationship management, lead generation, and video marketing software applications.

Continued Momentum as Industry Leader

These selling strategies have resulted in sharp and consistent revenue gains. In the company’s 10-Q filed with the SEC for the three months ended Oct. 31, 2019, SHRG reported sales of $38.8 million for fiscal Q2 2019, an increase of 116% over sales of $17.9 million reported for the comparable quarter of 2018. Consolidated gross profit jumped by $16.2 million to $27.4 million for the same period compared to Q2 2018.

SHRG’s consolidated operating earnings were $3.9 million in the fiscal quarter ended Oct. 31, 2019, compared to $866,802 for the comparable period the prior year. Consolidated gross margin also grew 70.9% for the three months ended Oct. 31, 2019, compared to 62.2% the prior year.

These numbers are continuing a trend established over the past two years. In fiscal Q1 2019, SHRG achieved revenues of $35.4 million, more than double that of the comparable period in 2018. Even earlier, the company reported sales of $85.9 million for fiscal year ended April 30, 2019. This represents a nine-fold increase, or $77.5 million jump, over the company’s revenues of $8.4 million the prior year.

These numbers bring SHRG’s sales revenues since December 2017 — when the company’s Elevate product line was released — to an impressive cumulative total of $169 million.

Preparing for Success

SHRG is well prepared to continue and accommodate for this growth. The company recently expanded its corporate footprint by moving to a 10,000-square-foot facility in Plano, Texas, that offers ample room to expand as the company grows and 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.

In addition, the company has a seasoned, expert leadership team in place, led by John “JT” Thatch. Thatch was appointed president and CEO of SHRG in March 2018, bringing to the company his expertise obtained from successfully starting, owning and operating several businesses in various industries. His experience with corporate growth, acquisitions, financing and negotiation in fast-paced and flexible environments will significantly assist SHRG as the company aims to expand and increase revenues.

Contact
469.304.9400 x 201
Info@SHRGinc.com
http://www.SHRGinc.com

Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG), closed Friday's trading session at $0.07, off by 6.6667%, on 10,304 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 416,932 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0215/$0.249799996.

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Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: FRSX) (TASE: FRSX)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (FRSX).

Foresight Autonomous Holdings (NASDAQ: FRSX) (TASE: FRSX), an innovator in automotive vision systems, on Thursday released financial results for the first quarter of 2020. According to the update, Foresight ended Q1 of 2020 with $6.8 million in cash and short-term deposits. This amount excludes aggregate gross proceeds of $8 million from previously announced offerings that closed on April 30, 2020 and May 21, 2020. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/z0c1S

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: FRSX) (TASE: FRSX), founded in 2015 and headquartered in Israel, is a technological innovator in automotive vision systems and driver assistance technology. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Foresight Automotive Ltd., Foresight is engaged in the design, development and commercialization of stereo/quad-camera vision systems and V2X cellular-based solutions for the automotive industry based on 3D video analysis, advanced algorithms for image processing and sensor fusion. The company’s powerful and patented stereoscopic technology is derived from field-proven technology that has been deployed throughout the world for almost two decades.

Foresight’s innovative autonomous driving solutions are based on mature, proprietary stereoscopic image technology that uses two synchronized cameras to mimic human depth perception and produce a three-dimensional image. This 3D image can anticipate possible collisions with other vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and other obstacles. The technology provides highly accurate real-time alerts about the vehicle’s surroundings while in motion. The systems are designed to improve driving safety by enabling highly accurate and reliable threat detection while ensuring the lowest rates of false alerts.

The company’s patents provide IP protection for its robust and proven proprietary stereoscopic technology, which was developed using the security technology of Foresight’s major shareholder, Magna B.S.P.

Foresight has developed three main products:

  • QuadSight™. This breakthrough detection system sets the bar for autonomous vehicle vision. It features nearly 100 percent obstacle detection with almost zero false alerts and operates optimally under all weather and lighting conditions, including darkness, rain, fog, haze and glare. QuadSight™ is the first quad-camera multi-spectral vision solution of its kind, driven by advanced and proven image processing algorithms. The system consists of two sets of stereoscopic infra-red and visible-light cameras that enable highly accurate and reliable obstacle detection for seamless 24/7 vision.
  • Eyes-On™. This solution uses advanced algorithms for accurate depth analysis and obstacle detection to provide a unique stereo vision Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). It can detect all potential obstacles regardless of shape, form or material, including other vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and animals. It has an accuracy and reliability of almost 100 percent and near zero false alerts.
  • Eye-Net™. This is a cellular-based accident prevention solution that is designed to provide real-time pre-collision alerts to vehicles and pedestrians. This proprietary system is deployed on smartphones and cloud-based servers operating on existing cellular networks, and it eliminates the need for additional designated hardware. Eye-Net™ is designed to provide a complementary layer of protection to advanced driver assistance systems and extends this protection to road users who are not in direct line of sight. It is optimally designed for both urban environments and high-speed scenarios to provide protection for the most vulnerable road users. On March 28, 2018, Foresight announced that it had completed a successful feasibility study of its Eye-Net™ accident prevention solution involving 120 users of Android and iOS cell phones located across Israel.

In 2017, Foresight sought more opportunities within the international market. The Company signed pilot agreements with three leading car manufacturers in China and completed pilot projects meeting all pre-defined requirements and criteria. In addition, FRSX completed a pilot project with Uniti Sweden.

Studies by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety continue to emphasize the dramatic reduction in accidents and injury-related crashes reported when vehicles are equipped with collision avoidance systems. A recent study by the Institute states that the rate of single-vehicle, sideswipe and head-on crashes was 11 percent lower in vehicles with the warning systems. More importantly, the study shows collision avoidance technology cut the rates of injury crashes of the same type by 21 percent.

Foresight Autonomous Holdings, Inc. also holds a 32 percent interest in RailVision, a company that develops advanced systems for railway safety and maintenance. RailVision has successfully completed 13 tests in Israel, Germany, Italy and Switzerland in addition to a real-time system test with a European railway operator. Over the course of 2017, RailVision successfully completed rounds of financing totaling $5.8 million and started the process of licensing the system according to European standards.

Haim Siboni is the founder of Foresight and has served as the company’s chief executive officer and director since 2015. Siboni, a passionate entrepreneur, has an extensive background in the marketing and business management sectors in the fields of electronics, video, TV, multimedia, computerized systems, line and wireless telecommunication, design and development of systems and devices, including electro-optic radar systems. He is the founder and CEO of Magna B.S.P., Foresight’s major shareholder and a leading innovator in the field of homeland security surveillance solutions.

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (FRSX), closed Friday's trading session at $0.8399, up 13.50%, on 7,107,374 volume with 12,570 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 934,674 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.460999995/$2.94000005.

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The Green Organic Dutchman (TSX: TGOD) (OTC: TGODF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight The Green Organic Dutchman (OTC: TGODF).

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings (TSX: TGOD) (OTCQX: TGODF), a leading producer of premium, certified-organic cannabis, will release its first quarter financial results following the market close on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. In addition, the company will hold a conference call, with CEO Brian Athaide and CFO Sean Bovingdon as scheduled speakers, beginning at 9:00 AM ET on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. A listen-only audiocast of the conference call will be available at: http://cnw.fm/5KlGB. To view the full press release, visit http://cnw.fm/f9WSi

The Green Organic Dutchman (TSX: TGOD) (OTC: TGODF), whose principal location is in Hamilton, Ontario, produces farm grown, organic, pesticide-free medical cannabis in small batches using all natural, organic craft growing principles. TGOD is licensed under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) to cultivate medical cannabis. The company carries out its principal activities producing cannabis pursuant to the provisions of the ACMPR and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada).

Committed to becoming the global leader in delivering organic cannabis solutions that enhance people’s lives, TGOD consistently adheres to the highest levels of excellence. Its world-class management team includes a proven group of leaders with outstanding executive and operational experience specific to consumer packaged goods, consumer products, cannabis and finance industries.

TGOD is positioned as one of the highest quality and most cost efficient cannabis producers in Canada by leveraging innovative technology and low-cost power solutions. It holds one of the largest land packages under a single ACMPR license in Canada, providing future cannabis Agri-park style development and opportunities for joint ventures, licensing and distribution partners. Its industry leading alliance partners include Eaton, Ledcor Group and Hamilton Utilities Corp.

Eaton is the second largest power management company in the world and promises to supply innovative and cost effective power solutions to meet TGOD’s growing demands. Construction management is supplied by Ledcor, Canada’s second largest multidisciplinary construction company and a pioneer in the Green Building Industry. An alliance with Hamilton Utilities Corp allows TGOD to reduce its power costs from $0.13 per kWh to less than $0.05 per kWh. Greenhouse design is provided by Larssen Greenhouse, whose 25-plus years of experience in building some of the most modern and sophisticated greenhouses in the industry will provide TGOD with state of the art, climate-controlled hybrid greenhouse solutions.

Canada is quickly becoming a hub for cannabis investors with over $1.3 billion raised by Canadian companies to date. There are 58 licensed producers to service a population of 36 million and only two organic producers. TGOD, which holds licenses in Ontario and Quebec, is strategically located in both provinces that together claim 22 million Canadians as residents. Another estimated 57 million people live next door in six U.S. bordering states.

The Canadian cannabis market currently has a massive supply demand gap, which makes TGOD’s expansion plans even more important to investors. These plans include a combined build-out capacity of 970,000 square feet, allowing TGOD to produce 116,000 kg annually of organic cannabis. Upon completion, Phase One in Hamilton, Ontario, which is fully funded, will provide 150,000 square feet of growing capacity capable of producing up to 14,000 kg of cannabis or $112 million in revenue at $8 a gram.

The company’s Quebec expansion will be constructed on a recently secured 75-acre property near Montreal. This new property has a planned expansion of 820,000 square feet capable of producing 102,000 kg of organic cannabis. The first phase of this expansion is underway and construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. Quebec’s first phase will consist of 220,000 square feet capable of producing 22,000 kg of cannabis. Two additional expansion phases will add 250,000 square feet (26,000 kg of cannabis) and 350,000 square feet (54,000 kg of cannabis). Power costs remain exceptionally low for both facilities with access to all other needed utilities available and close by.

TGOD also plans to gain a share of the burgeoning cannabis oils market which by Q1 2017 accounted for 49 percent of all cannabis sold in Canada under the ACMPR, up from only 27% in Q2 2016. TGOD has ordered a purpose-built extraction laboratory with an estimated commission in Q4 of 2017. This is a commercial-scale CO2 extraction unit capable of processing up to 12,000 kg of raw material per year and producing approximately $170 million worth of organic cannabis oils. Raw cannabis oil provides a significant downstream manufacturing opportunity into several potential recreational market verticals including edibles, beverages, topicals and concentrates.

Data from the Canadian ACMPR Market Trends report indicates a rising number of consumers will continue to seek out healthier, less conspicuous ways to consume cannabis, ensuring sales of organic cannabis oil products remain brisk. Organic cannabis products demand a significant premium compared to non-organic products and the demand keeps growing.

Plans to take the company public are underway with an initial public offering (IPO) slated for January 2018. In November, the company raised $13 million in equity financing and in March closed a $27 million non-brokered private placement. Another $20 million is currently being raised before the IPO in January, which will be utilized for expansion plans.

TGOD is uniquely positioned between the medical and recreational cannabis industry since Canada is scheduled to legalize cannabis for all adults in mid-2018. As of August 2017, TGOD has 2,400 shareholders. Established in 2012, TGOD’s motto, “Making Life Better,” can be seen in its strategic partnerships, top quality management team, and dedication to organic farming and principles.

To learn more about the company and how to invest, contact TGOD directly at financing@tgod.ca

The Green Organic Dutchman (OTC: TGODF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.3506, up 15.1774%, on 3,363,804 volume with 955 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,228,700 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.150000005/$3.11999988.

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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).

iClick Interactive Asia Group (NASDAQ: ICLK), an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider in China, today announced unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. Among the highlights, the company reported record first quarter revenues, gross profit, adjusted EBITDA and gross billing. In addition, iClick reported its second consecutive quarter of positive adjusted net income. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/lcGN3

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 Friday's trading session at $5.39, off by 0.369686%, on 682,469 volume with 3,340 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 319,304 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.73000001/$5.57000017.

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ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX)

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

ChineseInvestors.com (OTCQB: CIIX) was featured on this week’s episode of MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon. The internationally syndicated program, viewed in over 200 million households and more than 75 countries, covers money-focused topics and features in-depth interviews with CEOs and executives offering insights into various companies and their operations and future outlooks. To view the full press release, visit http://cnw.fm/l7kaS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX), closed Friday's trading session at $0.065, off by 10.7143%, on 18,031 volume with 17 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 54,346 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.059999998/$0.499000012.

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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), an innovative hemp and cannabis corporation, today provided an update on its joint venture hemp project in Scio, Oregon, operated through Covered Bridge Acres (“CBA”). According to the update, the hemp farm has remained in operation through the Coronavirus pandemic as allowed by the state of Oregon. CBA is taking all necessary precautions required to operate in a safe and responsible manner with sufficient space to enable the team to spread out widely throughout the property while carrying out daily activities to prepare the farm for the 2020 cultivation. To view the full press release, visit http://cnw.fm/Kmf5H

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 Friday's trading session at $0.0062, off by 10.1449%, on 34,243,711 volume with 424 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 5,813,349 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0049/$0.842999994.

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Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD)

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

Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD) is headquartered in Monrovia, California, where the company recognizes new opportunities in the cannabis delivery space and in the market for supplies to the quick-service restaurant industry – both of which have fast-changing dynamics due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus in the United States.

The Coronavirus Cannabis Boom Market

Retailers across the nation are closing their doors and curtailing operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, inherently pinching sales. In the California cannabis sector, however, business has never been better – especially relative to home delivery.

California’s cannabis industry continues to operate, and media reports reveal booming cannabis sales as the state’s citizens stay home to wait out current events. The Los Angeles Times recently published the headline, “Marijuana Sales on Fire amid Virus Outbreak; New York Post “Cannabis sales hit new highs”; USA Today “American Stock Up on Pot” Fox News “California marijuana sales surge”; and ABC News Cannabis Shops thrive in coronavirus pandemic.

The state of California benefits from the ultra-high taxes paid by the highly regulated cannabis industry, and has thus deemed cannabis companies as “essential” businesses, allowing for full operations to continue. While pot shops are seeing strong foot traffic, the real growth action is in-home delivery as consumers seek to embrace social distancing. Many delivery operators are reporting difficulty in meeting demand with sales growth of up to 10% sequentially each week. It is certainly a boom time for the industry.

Sugarmade Growth Strategy

Recognizing new investment and operational opportunities within California’s cannabis market, Sugarmade is strategizing to take advantage of opportunity specifically 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 and an option to gain a controlling 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 and same-day delivery. In addition to maintaining its own cars, California licenses, and fulfillment center, Budcar orders its premium products in bulk at lower prices, enabling the company to rein in costs and maintain competitive pricing for its customers. Currently serving major communities within the metropolitan area of Sacramento, Budcars plans to continue the 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 positive market exposure to cannabis delivery, as well as to the restaurant industry, at a time when these businesses are being force to move toward take-out and delivery models in order to survive.

The company has various business operations in diverse marketplaces, including food, safe packaging and sanitary supplies for various industries, and agricultural supplies. Sugarmade 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 5,000 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% of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis.

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

There is little doubt among industry participants, and recently confirmed by Forbes, that California is the single largest cannabis market in the world. The state is expected to produce more than $3.5 billion in cannabis sales during 2020, with growth topping 23% annually. The global industrial hemp market size was estimated at $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.

Overall industry growth is great, but specific vertical sector growth is even better. Cannabis delivery is clearly the fastest growing sector of the marketplace and with coronavirus fears the already robust growth rate has accelerated.

Sugarmade seems to be in the right industry at the right time in history.

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 Friday's trading session at $0.0024, up 14.2857%, on 27,933,696 volume with 224 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 23,827,751 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.001799999/$0.050500001.

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National Storm Recovery Inc. (OTC: NSRI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight National Storm Recovery Inc. (NSRI).

National Storm Recovery Inc. (OTC: NSRI), through its subsidiaries, including National Storm Recovery, LLC (DBA Central Florida Arbor Care and Mulch Manufacturing, Inc.), provides tree services, debris hauling, removal and bio-mass recycling, manufacturing, packaging and sales of next-generation mulch products. The company’s primary corporate objective is to provide a solution for the treatment and handling of tree debris that is historically sent to local landfills and disposal sites, creating an environmental burden and pressure on disposal sites around the nation.

Environmentally Friendly

National Storm and the solutions provided by its Sustainable Green Team are founded in sustainability. The company’s vertically integrated operations begin with the collection of tree debris through its tree services division and collection sites. Tree bio-mass is then moved through the processing division for recycling and manufacturing into a variety of organic, attractive, next-generation mulch products to be packaged and sold to retailers, landscapers, installers and garden centers.

The company’s solutions create a synergistic and environmentally beneficial solution to tree and storm waste disposal that historically has created an environmental burden on landfills and disposal sites around the nation.

National Storm’s customers include governmental, residential and commercial customers and now big box retailers. The company is headquartered in Florida.

Strategic Acquisition

National Storm in February 2020 acquired 35-year-old industry leader and innovator Mulch Manufacturing, Inc., an Ohio corporation. Structured as a share exchange, this strategic partnership provides National Storm with a significantly larger footprint in the mulch industry.

The acquisition includes Mulch Manufacturing’s national and international distribution agreements, an increase in production and packaging capacity, and its sales contracts with numerous big box retailers. Mulch Manufacturing includes mulch production, sawmill operation, Natures Reflections colorant manufacturing and equipment manufacturing.

Next-Gen Products

National Storm’s vision and commitment to the environment is paired with Mulch Manufacturing’s revolutionary “next-generation” mulch product, Nature’s Reflection’s Softscape®.

Softscape mulch products, created from natural forest products, are color-enhanced with environmentally safe colorants to provide four-year color retention and are free from contaminants. Safe for people and pets, Softscape allows water and air to penetrate soil and roots, which is vital to plant health and growth.

Expansion Plans

National Storm plans to expand its operations through a combination of organic growth, through its partnership with a nationally recognized waste disposal company, and through strategic acquisitions that are both accretive to earnings and positioned for rapid growth from the resulting synergistic opportunities identified.

The company has received final zoning approval for its 100-acre site, located in Lake County, Astatula, Florida, which will serve as the company’s flagship tree debris collection site. The facility will also house the company’s mulch manufacturing, soil composting and production bagging. This prime location includes a 5,000-square-foot building that contains warehouse and office space. The 100-acre property can accommodate millions of cubic yards of organic debris and will allow National Storm’s debris hauling division to realize significant savings on its transportation costs.

National Storm has chosen as its new headquarters the Mulch Manufacturing 100,000-square-foot building in Jacksonville, Florida. The facility comprises centralized operations of Mulch Manufacturing, Inc. and National Storm Recovery, LLC, and has ample room to expand as the needed.

Leadership

National Storm’s Sustainable Green Team boasts more than 40 years of next-level experience with mulch manufacturing, treating and caring for trees. This team is guided by a roster of highly qualified professionals:

  • Tony Raynor, Chief Executive Officer
  • Edward Lee, Chief Operating Officer
  • Ralph Spencer, Director of Business Development, Strategic Acquisitions
  • Steve Ogden, ISA-Certified Arborist
  • Rick Starcher, Master Chemist
  • Peder K. Davisson, Esq., Corporate/Securities Counsel

National Storm Recovery Inc. (OTC: NSRI), closed Friday's trading session at $0.40, up 14.2857%, on 100 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,018 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.05/$3.00.

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