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Northern Superior Resources, Inc. (NSUPF)

24h Gold, MarketWatch, Stockhouse, YCharts, OTC Markets, TraderPlanet, 4-Traders, Stock Press Daily, Stockwatch, Barchart, PennyStockHub, Investing News Alerts, thehotpennystocks, and Jet Life Penny Stocks reported earlier on Northern Superior Resources, Inc. (NSUPF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Northern Superior Resources, Inc. engages in the identification, acquisition, evaluation, and exploration of gold properties in the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec. An exploration stage junior mining enterprise, the Company established as a diamond exploration business in 2002, under the name Superior Diamonds, Inc. In 2007, the Company transformed into a gold exploration company and renamed itself Northern Superior Resources, Inc. OTCQB-listed, Northern Superior Resources is based in Sudbury, Ontario.

The Company is currently focusing on exploring its Ti-pa-haa-kaa-ning (Northwestern Ontario) and 100 percent owned Croteau Est (Quebec) properties. Northern Superior Resources’ remaining properties (all 100 percent owned) in Quebec and Northwestern Ontario are available for option.

The Ti-pa-haa-kaa-ning (TPK- gold/silver/copper) property in northwestern Ontario is 30 x 20km. It contains two regional, strong and independent mineral systems. One is a gold-bearing shear system at least 24km long. The second is a newly discovered greenstone belt assaying as high as 727 g/t gold, 111 g/t silver and 4.05 percent copper.

The Croteau Est property is in one of Quebec’s more important and historic mining camps, Chapais- Chibougamau. The property measures roughly 30km east to west by 10-15km north to south. An inferred gold resource is defined on this property by the Company: 640,000 ounces of gold (with a cut off of 1.0 g/ t Au, totaling 11.6 million tonnes grading 1.7ppm gold).

Moreover, an additional exploration target, ranging from 3.2 to 3.8 million tonnes, for a total of 122,000 to 270,000 ounces of gold, was identified from mineralization, defined by single drill-hole intersections in the same deposit.

Northern Superior Resources announced in May 2018 that it updated a geological model for a portion of its gold-bearing Croteau-Bouchard Shear Zone (CBSZ), on its 100 percent owned Croteau Est Property in west-central Quebec.

Select important observations from the model, coupled with the findings from a number of earlier geological programs completed previously by Northern Superior Resources, include mineralization within the CBSZ along strike has now been extended from 450m (circa 2012) to a minimum of 1.2km. Additionally, the mineralized system is open along strike both east and west, and the mineralized system is open at depth down-plunge (>560m).

Northern Superior Resources, Inc. (NSUPF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.015, down 25.00%, on 200 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 11,335 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0178/$0.044.

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KULR Technology Group, Inc. (KUTG)

Penny Stock Hub, Stockaholics, Bull Market Board, Business Wire, Simply Wall St, Fairly Valued, Insights Success, MarketWatch, InvestorsHub, Stockhouse, TradingView, OTC.Watch, Investors Hangout, Street Insider, and Market Screener reported on KULR Technology Group, Inc. (KUTG), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

KULR Technology Group, Inc.’s corporate mission is to employ space technologies to make e-mobility cooler and safer. The Company’s focus is to make electronics cooler, lighter, and also safer with carbon fiber-based thermal management technology. The Company previously went by the name KT High-Tech Marketing, Inc. It changed its name to KULR Technology Group, Inc. in August of this year. The Company is headquartered in Saratoga, California.

The Company states that its high-performance, passive thermal management technologies for electronics and energy storage applications have an inventive patented carbon fiber architecture that outperforms traditional solutions. KULR Technology is progressing towards commercializing disruptive cooling solutions on a larger scale with a main emphasis on high value space, industrial, defense and electric vehicle markets. Its secondary goal is to commercialize within the consumer electronics, mobile and cloud computing markets.

The Company has an active developmental partnership with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). It also has an exclusive license with NREL, a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy. Furthermore, KULR has manufacturing scalability via international partnerships.

This past July, KULR Technology announced that it will be the Technology Advisor for DR1, which is the premier high-performance global and invitational drone racing circuit. As the league’s Technical Advisor, KULR will work with drone designers, engineers, and pilots to deploy the Company’s space-used and NASA-developed carbon fiber technology. This is to assist DR1 push technical boundaries in speed, weight, as well as safety.

KULR Technology’s carbon fiber thermal management solutions, more specifically custom-designed phase change heat sinks, will be utilized on two upcoming NASA-JPL missions – the 2018 CubeSat “Lunar Flashlight” mission and the 2020 Mars mission as part of the Mars Rover SHERLOC (Scanning Habitable Environment with Raman & Luminescence for Organics & Chemicals) equipment.

This month, KULR Technology Group announced that NASA has placed an initial order for the Internal Short Circuit (ISC) trigger battery cells that can replicate lithium-ion battery cell failures in battery pack designs. The ISC is licensed, manufactured and distributed by KULR under an exclusive agreement with the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

As pure carbon, KULR fiber is perfectly heat efficient. It behaves like a flexible fabric. Thus, it can fit with just about any power or electronic configuration in extremely demanding spaces with minimal contact pressure. This can increase efficiency and safety for an array of thermal management and energy storage uses across a variety of markets.

KULR Technology Group, Inc. (KUTG), closed Tuesday's trading session at $4.25, even for the day, on 50 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 473 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.10/$5.00.

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Copper Mountain Mining Corporation (CPPMF)

OTC Markets, Stockhouse, 4-Traders, Silicon King, InvestorsHub, Barron’s, YCharts, CapitalCube, Morningstar, PennyStockTweets, TradeKing, and Barchart reported earlier on Copper Mountain Mining Corporation (CPPMF), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Copper Mountain Mining Corporation is a mining enterprise based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company’s flagship asset is the Copper Mountain mine positioned in southern British Columbia, near the town of Princeton. The mine is around 20 km south of Princeton and 300 km east of the port of Vancouver. The Copper Mountain mineral claims comprise roughly 18,000 acres (greater than 28 square miles; 73 square km). Copper Mountain Mining lists on the OTC Markets.

The Company has a strategic alliance with Mitsubishi Materials Corporation. Mitsubishi Materials owns 25 percent of the Copper Mountain mine. The Copper Mountain mine produces approximately 100 million pounds of copper equivalent production annually. This includes major gold and silver credits. All are shipped to Japan for smelting in one of Mitsubishi Materials’ copper smelters.

The Copper Mountain mine (based on the 2015 AIF disclosure) has an expected mine life of 17 years. Resources include 5 Billion lbs of Cu with precious metal credits. Secondary metals include gold, silver - about 20 percent of Revenue. This mine is a conventional open pit, truck and shovel operation.

The Company has its Fenton project. The Fenton Property is 33 km south of Houston, British Columbia. Fenton is an advanced stage polymetallic exploration project with considerable potential. Copper Mountain Mining has had the property under option since 2012. It has advanced this project through mapping, soil geochemistry, ground and airborne geophysics, as well as percussion and diamond drilling.

At the beginning of October, Copper Mountain Mining announced positive results from its Feasibility Study on its 100 percent owned Eva Copper Project in Queensland, Australia. Copper Mountain Mining's President and Chief Executive Officer, Gil Clausen, said, "The results of the Eva Feasibility Study clearly demonstrate the quality and size of this asset. Eva has the potential to add significant cashflow to our operating base, at one of the lowest capital intensities for near-term greenfield projects anywhere, in the best mining jurisdiction in the world."

Also this month, Copper Mountain Mining announced Q3 2018 production results for its Copper Mountain Mine in southern British Columbia. All results are reported on a 100 percent basis. Production for Q3 2018 was 18.3 million pounds of copper, 7,500 ounces of gold and 64,900 ounces of silver, which was in line with expectations.

Copper Mountain Mining guided that Q3 2018 copper production would be roughly 10 percent lower than Q2 because of lower copper grades being mined. Actual copper production was 8.5 percent lower than Q2. The expectation is that Q4 copper production will be the strongest quarter of 2018. The Company remains on course to attain 2018 annual production guidance of 80 million pounds of copper (+/-5 percent).

Copper equivalent production was 22.0 million pounds. It was down only 4.8 percent versus Q2 because of higher gold production as a result of increased gold grade and recovery after the installation of a flash flotation circuit in the concentrator.

Copper Mountain Mining Corporation (CPPMF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.73025, down 6.38%, on 92,466 volume with 45 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 33,843 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.748/$1.47.

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The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (BONTQ)

Penny Stock Hub, Zacks, Stockopedia, Investor Place, Investing.com, Stockflare, 4-Traders, InvestorsHub, StreetInsider, YCharts, Barchart, Stockhouse, and TradingView reported on The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (BONTQ), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Listed on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB and established in 1898, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. operates 250 stores. These include nine furniture galleries, in 23 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's and Younkers nameplates. The Bon-Ton Stores has corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Company’s stores offer a wide variety of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children. The stores also offer cosmetics and home furnishings.

The Bon-Ton Stores has been taking action over the past number of months to boost improved performance and strengthen its financial position. The Company has taken another step forward in its efforts through filing voluntary petitions for a court-supervised restructuring under Chapter 11.

On February 4, 2018, The Bon-Ton Stores, along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Its varied stores throughout the U.S. are open. In addition, its e-commerce and mobile platforms are operating normally.

This week, The Bon-Ton Stores announced that it received a signed letter of intent (LOI) from an investor group consisting of DW Partners, Namdar Realty Group (including its partner Mason Asset Management) and Washington Prime Group. This investor group proposes to acquire The Bon-Ton Stores as a going concern in a Bankruptcy Court-supervised sale process.

The Bon-Ton Stores and this investor group are in the process of finalizing an asset purchase agreement in advance of an auction. The auction is now scheduled to be held on Monday, April 16, 2018.

Mr. Bill Tracy, The Bon-Ton Stores’ President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are pleased to have received this signed letter of intent and are advancing our discussions with the investor group to complete an asset purchase agreement as we proceed toward the court-supervised auction. With the help of our advisors, we will evaluate all qualified bids and are committed to maximizing value and pursuing the best path forward for the Company and our stakeholders.”

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (BONTQ), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.054, up 4.85%, on 24,400 volume with 7 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 393,590 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.002/$0.97.

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GH Capital, Inc. (GHHC)

Barchart, Stockopedia, Penny Picks, OTC Markets, MarketWatch, Morningstar, and InvestorsHub reported on GH Capital, Inc. (GHHC), and today we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

GH Capital, Inc. has developed an online payment gateway (ClickDirectPay) to process online wire transfer transactions for diverse online merchants, principally in Europe. GH Capital is a FinTech holding company and offers a going public process advisory. Established in 2014, GH Capital has its headquarters in Miami, Florida. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

GH Capital’s Financial Technology (FinTech) product is ClickDirectPay.com. FinTech is an industry consisting of companies that utilize new technology and innovation with available resources. This is to compete in the market of traditional financial institutions and intermediaries in the delivery of financial services.

Customers using ClickDirectPay can do a bank transfer quickly, easily, and also securely with their personal online banking information. Upon using ClickDirectPay, the merchant receives a real time transaction confirmation regarding the successful bank transfer.

Concerning GH Capital’s Capital Market Advisory Service, the Company guides and assists international companies from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia to complete the whole going public process from the beginning. GH Capital’s mission is to help small and emerging growth companies to get through the complete IPO (Initial Public Offering) process without difficulties.

GH Capital’s objective is to expand with ClickDirectPay around the world. To meet this objective the Company is working on concepts of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency processing.

Additionally, GH Capital is considering acquisitions. The Company stated that 2018 could also be a year of acquiring companies from the payment industry. This could expedite the process to establish ClickDirectPay as a one stop solution for Cryptocurrency processing.

Recently, GH Capital announced that its online payment service subsidiary, ClickDirectPay, announced the launch of ClickDirectPay's Express Coin Payments, providing merchants the ability to accept numerous cryptocurrencies into a secure wallet.

This opens up a low barrier channel for merchants around the world to offer cryptocurrencies within their ecommerce service. During launch, the Express Coin Payment permits merchants to accept up to four leading cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ethereum, as a type of payment. GH Capital’s ClickDirectPay will become a one shop solution for online merchants internationally to accept cryptocurrencies in real time, hassle free.

GH Capital, Inc. (GHHC), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.0088, up 5.39%, on 50,270 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 59,543 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0063/$2.25.

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Northstar Electronics, Inc. (NEIK)

Hotstocked, Proactive Investors, Financial Buzz, Front Page Stocks, MicroCapSpot, Business Wire, MarketWatch, Stockhouse, The Street, Daily Stocks, Marketwired, and OTC Watch reported on Northstar Electronics, Inc. (NEIK), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Northstar Electronics, Inc. is working in the aviation, defense, and marine industries. It has an extensive history of developing and manufacturing defense and commercial electronic and mechanical systems. Established in the late 1990’s Northstar Electronics has its headquarters in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Company lists on the OTCQB.

Northstar Electronics carried out design and manufacturing contracts for varied divisions of Lockheed Martin Corp. Furthermore, the Company designed, manufactured, and sold its own sonar-based system to commercial customers. Northstar has moved towards making and selling its own independent systems, since the end of the above-mentioned contracts. Currently, it is undergoing restructuring to move ahead with a renewed concentration on the development of a new aviation business as well as carry out work to develop innovative sonar systems.

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

The primary applications for the airplane are in “Agriculture and Rapid Response Forest Fire Fighting (RRFFF).” NSEL is continuing its evaluation of the “Cloud Seeding” market. Company Management believes the new design features of the NSEL airplane will quickly lead to it being a leader in its class. In addition, Northstar Electronics sees considerable potential in the field of Counter Insurgency (COIN). Company Management is exploring future possibilities in this sector.

This past August, Northstar Electronics announced it is proceeding with its expansion from being an aerospace contract manufacturer to becoming an “Original Equipment Manufacturer” (OEM) with its own products. The Company made major headway in the purchase of the global rights to a single engine “Turbo Prop” airplane from a major overseas aerospace company. The Company’s management expects making a deal with the owners of the airplane in short-order. While the negotiations continue, Company Management plans to secure pre-sales of the airplane, particularly in areas where a former version of the airplane was highly regarded.

Northstar Electronics, Inc. (NEIK), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.01, even for the day. The average volume for the last 3 months is 42,831 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0052/$0.015.

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Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc. (FLXT)

MarketWatch, Investors Hub, Uptick Newswire, Super Stock Screener, Research and Markets, Equity Clock, Business Insider, The Street, Stockhouse, Simply Wall St, Investopedia, Investing.com, Tip Ranks, Marketbeat, and Investor Place reported on Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc. (FLXT), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Established in 1995, Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc. is a technology enterprise specializing in developing products that feature its patented Bend Sensor® and related technology. The Bend Sensor's single-layer, thin film construction reduces costs and mechanical bulk. It does so while introducing a range of functions and stylistic design possibilities, which have never before been available in sensing technology. OTCQB-listed, Flexpoint Sensor Systems is headquartered in Draper, Utah.

The Company has developed to become a complete product and professional services company. Flexpoint offers Consulting, Design, Development, and Manufacturing related to the adoption of the Bend Sensor® technology.

Flexpoint Sensor Systems produces the Bend Sensor® for many applications, spanning numerous markets. These markets include automotive and transportation, wearables, medical, industrial controls, consumer products and toys/gaming.

The Bend Sensor® product comprises a coated substrate, such as plastic, which changes in electrical conductivity as it is bent. Electronic systems connect to the sensor and measure with fine detail the amount of bending or movement that takes place. The single layer design of the Bend Sensor® eliminates many of the problems associated with conventional sensors, including dust, dirt, liquids, and heat and pressure effects.

At the beginning of March 2018, Flexpoint Sensor Systems announced that it received a Purchase Order from and entered into a Partner relationship with the Creative Interactions Lab (CIL) at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. At present, CIL is concentrating on researching deformable materials and flexible displays.

Dr. Audrey Girouard leads CIL. Dr. Girouard is a highly published researcher and recipient of numerous scholar citations and awards. In addition, she previously participated in and contributed to the Human Media Lab research successes at Queen's University, and received her PhD from Tufts University.

CIL enables and empowers human computer interaction researchers to work on next generation interactions. CIL’s pioneering work unites novel interaction techniques with emerging user interfaces via software and hardware design, development and evaluation.

Mr. Paul Sexauer, Flexpoint Sensor Systems’ VP Sales & Marketing, said, "The Flexpoint-CIL relationship advances Flexpoints' position as a technology enabler with industry "thought leaders" in the OLED/FOLED marketspace; a market segment which is quickly becoming a tremendous growth catalyst for Flexpoint."

Flexpoint Sensor Systems’ contributions to the collaborative relationship comprise its Bend Sensor® technology and engineering support.

This month, Flexpoint Sensor Systems announced that Q4 2017 and Q1 2018 resulted in manifold production purchase orders from a variety of customers worldwide. This includes those in the medical and virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) market segments. The Company expects these purchase orders to grow in 2018 as these market segments experience fast growth.

Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc. (FLXT), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.06, down 17.73%, on 56,380 volume with 13 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 174,589 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0322/$0.119.

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Fortem Resources, Inc. (FTMR)

Stockopedia, OTC Markets, Stockhouse, and InvestorsHub reported on Fortem Resources, Inc. (FTMR), and we report on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Fortem Resources, Inc. is an oil and gas production, development, and exploration enterprise. It has a diversified natural resource portfolio of chiefly oil and gas assets and one gold asset. Fortem Resources has offices in Calgary, Alberta, and North Orem, Utah.

Established in 2004, the Company formerly went by the name Strongbow Resources, Inc. It changed its corporate name to Fortem Resources, Inc. in March of 2017. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.

Fortem Resources’ properties are located in Western Canada, North America, and internationally via five wholly-owned subsidiaries. These subsidiaries are Rolling Rock Resources, Black Dragon Energy, Colony Energy, Big Lake Energy, and City of Gold.

Fortem’s current operating and technical team has proven success in conventional and non-conventional oil and gas plays in North America and around the world. The Company’s business strategy is focused on developing quality energy projects with lower risk profiles and identified upside potential.

On May 17, 2017, Fortem Resources acquired 100 percent of the membership interest in City of Gold, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company, from two Nevada limited liability companies -- MAB Resources Holdings LLC and JM Magna Holdings LLC, pursuant to a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement dated as of May 17, 2017.

With this Option Agreement, Asia Pacific and Nyi Nyi Lwin agreed to grant to City of Gold the option to purchase 100 percent of the ownership interest in a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asia Pacific that, in turn, owns 100 percent of the rights to the City of Gold mineral exploration project in Myanmar. This project covers an area of approximately 465 square kilometers close to hydropower, water, and infrastructure.

This is to accommodate exploration and development of the property. City of Gold can earn the Option upon issuance of an exploration license for the City of Gold Project, subject to a financing condition.

Fortem Resources announced in August of 2017 that it indirectly acquired by way of Rolling Rock Resources, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary, an undivided 75 percent interest in more oil and gas leases in the Mancos formation covering 2,313.09 acres. The leases were acquired at a SITLA (State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration) auction.

With an agreement entered into with Rockies Standard Oil Company, LLC, who holds the remaining 25 percent interest, the parties agreed to enter into a joint operating agreement covering the new leases. The leases are outside the AMI (Area of Mutual Interest) of its original joint venture (JV) lease holdings.

This week, Fortem Resources announced that it closed a private placement of 25,000 common shares at a price of US$2.00 per Share. Gross proceeds were US$50,000.

Fortem Resources, Inc. (FTMR), closed Tuesday's trading session at $2.40, up 22.45%, on 8,361 volume with 7 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,372 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.84/$3.95.

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Marfrig Global Foods S.A. (MRRTY)

OTC Markets, Glitch Traders, The Street, MarketWatch, InvestorsHub, YCharts, ResearchPool, Capital Cube, and GuruFocus reported on Marfrig Global Foods S.A. (MRRTY), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Established in 1986, Marfrig Global Foods S.A. is a multinational company operating in the food and food service industries in Brazil and internationally. Its activities include the production, processing, further processing, sale and distribution of animal proteins and an array of other food products, including breaded products, ready-to-eat meals, fish, frozen vegetables and desserts, among others.

The Company previously went by the name Marfrig Alimentos S.A. It changed its name to Marfrig Global Foods S.A. in January of 2014. OTCQB-listed, Marfrig Global Foods is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.

At present, Marfrig Global Foods operates 47 processing units, distribution centers and offices in Brazil and in 11 other countries in South America, North America, Europe, Oceania and Asia. The Company has an annual production capacity of 982,808 metric tons for processed food. It also has an annual slaughtering capacity of 5 million head of cattle, 476.5 million chickens, 8.8 million turkeys and 3.0 million lambs.

Marfrig operates through its Marfrig Beef and Keystone divisions. Marfrig Beef is one of the world's largest beef producers. It is the second largest beef operation in Brazil, the leading beef processer in Uruguay, and also the largest meat importer in Chile.

Keystone is one of the largest global suppliers of industrialized foods to large restaurant and retail chains. Keystone operates 19 production units in the U.S., China, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea and Australia. Keystone has maintained three research centers developing new products, new processes, as well as new technologies targeted at boosting productivity and efficiency throughout the supply chain.

This week, Marfrig Global Foods announced that on April 9, 2018, it reached an agreement for the acquisition of 51 percent of the membership interests in National Beef Packing Company, LLC. National Beef is the fourth-largest beef processor in the U.S.

Marfrig has agreed to pay US$ 969 million for the equity interest and, upon the conclusion of the transaction, will become the world’s second-largest beef processor, with consolidated sales of R$ 43 billion (US$ 13 billion). Since 2011, National Beef has been controlled by Leucadia National Corporation, which presently holds a 79 percent interest.

National Beef, based in Kansas City, has a slaughtering capacity of 12,000 heads of cattle per day. National Beef has two slaughterhouses located in Dodge City and Liberal, Kansas. The company accounts for roughly 13 percent of total U.S. cattle slaughtering capacity.

Upon the closing of the transaction, Leucadia will transfer control to Marfrig Global Foods and remain a minority shareholder in National Beef, with a 31 percent interest. The US Premium Beef, an association of American producers, will hold 15 percent and other shareholders will hold the remaining 3 percent.

Marfrig Global Foods S.A. (MRRTY), closed Tuesday's trading session at $1.65, up 2.48%, on 20,218 volume with 9 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 19,315 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.19/$2.69.

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Gilla, Inc. (GLLA)

Greenbackers, Zacks, GuruFocus, The Street, SmallCapVoice, SmallCapFinancialWire, StockAnalyst24, Barchart, TopPennyStockMovers, Marketbeat, StockBlogs, Dividend Investor, YCharts, and Real Pennies reported on Gilla, Inc. (GLLA), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Gilla, Inc. manufactures, markets, and distributes E-liquid (the liquid used in vaporizers and E-cigarettes) and other vaping hardware and accessories. The Company’s objective is to be a global leader in delivering the most efficient and effective vaping solutions for nicotine and cannabis related products. In addition, Gilla is a developer of cannabis concentrate products. The Company is based in in Toronto, Ontario. Gilla’s manufacturing facility is in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The Company’s proprietary product portfolio includes Spectrum Concentrates, Coil Glaze™, Craft Vapes™, Siren, The Drip Factory, Shake It, Surf Sauce, Ohana, Moshi, Crisp, Just Fruit, Cassidy's Outlaw Series, Vinto Vape, Vapor's Dozen, Enriched Vapor, and Crown E-liquid™.

Gilla announced in May 2018 its plan to pursue a spin-off of its cannabis-related business to the Company’s shareholders. The expectation is that the transaction will result in two separate public companies that will benefit from separating their respective corporate strategies and capital allocation priorities.

Gilla announced this past July that it entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of TB INVEST BVBA. TB Invest is a Belgium-based distributor and retailer of E-liquid and other vapor products.

The acquisition of TB INVEST would be a transformative acquisition for Gilla creating a vertically integrated business amalgamating Gilla's international manufacturing platform with TB Invest's European-centered distribution and retail business.

Last week, Gilla provided an update on the Company’s earlier announced Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of TB Invest BVBA. Gilla along with TB Invest are advancing the definitive agreements. They are working with their respective advisors to structure the transaction in accordance with the requisite regulations and on substantially the same terms as described in the press release dated July 16, 2018. There have been no material changes to the transaction as contemplated in the LOI. Gilla and TB Invest are working diligently to close the transaction before the calendar year end.

Gilla, Inc. (GLLA), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.044, even for the day. The average volume for the last 3 months is 45,406 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.029/$0.209.

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Salem Media Group, Inc. (SALM)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salem Media Group, Inc. (SALM), closed Tuesday's trading session at $3.00, up 1.01%, on 7,693 volume with 116 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 77,538 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.88/$6.50.

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Data Storage Corp. (DTST)

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OTCQB-listed, Data Storage Corp. provides cloud-based technology solutions. A Cloud Services Provider, the Company provides hardware, software-as-a-service (SaaS), managed IT (Information Technology) services, installation, and maintenance, centered on compliance, message archiving, analytics, disaster recovery, and business continuity. Data Storage provides its solutions and services through taking advantage of leading technologies. These include virtualization, cloud computing, and cloud storage. Message Logic is a business unit of the Company. Data Storage is headquartered in Garden City, New York.

Data Storage has formed Nexxis, Inc. This is a new subsidiary of the Company that will focus on the development of next-generation voice and data services intended to help companies expedite their communications, increase revenue and reduce costs.

Data Storage has acquired ABC Services and ABC Services II, a 25-year provider of IBM equipment, IAAS, managed and professional services, including the remaining 50 percent ownership of Secure Infrastructure and Services. With the acquisition, Data Storage expands its present solutions. This includes email archival and compliance, Recovery Cloud, Office 365, IBM DR and Cloud Servers. This is while leveraging ABC’s network and data security, managed services and equipment.

Data Storage’s solutions include offsite data protection and recovery services, High Availability (HA) replication services, email compliance solutions for e-discovery, continuous data protection, data de-duplication, virtualized system recovery, and telecommunications recovery services. Its Message Logic business unit delivers regulatory compliant email archiving and analytics to enterprises around the world.

Data Storage provides business-to-business (B2B) cloud storage and cloud computing solutions and services in the United States and Canada. The Company helps organizations globally in managing and protecting their data, minimizing downtime, and reducing costs while ensuring compliance with regulations. It provides its solutions and services to healthcare, banking and finance, distribution services, manufacturing, construction, education, and government industries.

Message Logic’s MLArchiver provides a solution uniting archiving, records management, eDiscovery, and analytics to deliver a new level of advanced capabilities. In addition, Data Storage’s Secure Infrastructure & Services focuses on providing infrastructure as a service (IAAS). It specializes in power systems, iseries, as well as AS400 users.

Data Storage announced in January of this year the planned expansion of its IBM Power Cloud, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity distributorships in the United States and Canada.  The Company’s intention is to add up to 100 new partnerships across North America and will provide distributors the ability to offer Data Storage’s enterprise-level infrastructure cloud-based solutions to their clients.

Furthermore, in January, Data Storage announced its newest partnership with TierPoint.  TierPoint’s data centers provide efficient power, connectivity, the Internet and an array of additional services. This allows Data Storage to deliver specialized services and applications to its clients.

In union with TierPoint, Data Storage designed a virtual cloud platform that allows it to offer scalability for capacity and performance on demand for different types of workloads for IBM users.

Data Storage Corp. (DTST), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.1815, up 12.04%, on 12,500 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 39,113 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.068/$1.00.

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Research Solutions, Inc. (RSSS)

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Research Solutions, Inc. is an innovator in providing cloud-based solutions for scientific research. The Company is a pioneer in cloud-based SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) research intelligence products and services for research-intensive organizations. Research Solutions has its headquarters in Encino, California. The Company’s shares trade on the OTCQB.

Research Solutions’ cloud-based SaaS platform provides customers with on demand access to, and augmented data from, tens of millions of scientific, medical, and technical (STM) documents. This is in addition to tens of millions of articles previously published.

Research Solutions has its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc. Reprints Desk improves how journal articles and clinical reprints are accessed, procured, and legally used in evidence-based promotions, medical affairs, and scientific, technical, and medical (STM) research. Reprints Desk and Altmetric LLP earlier agreed to integrate Altmetric badges to scholarly content obtained by way of Reprints Desk's award-winning research retrieval platform Article Galaxy. Altmetric is a top research metrics provider.

Reprints Desk signed separate reseller agreements with Ritme and Alfasoft to deliver new tools and services. These tools and services address the complete range of knowledge acquisition and information management requirements of researchers in scientific, technical, and also medical (STM) fields.

In September, Research Solutions announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk and technology company Digital Science have created an agreement bringing together the power of two research tools: Article Galaxy and Dimensions.  Reprints Desk's award-winning Article Galaxy research platform provides customers with quick, reliable, and personalized access to full-text scientific literature and intelligent data insights. Digital Science's new research and discovery database, Dimensions, integrates greater than 135 million publications, grants, clinical trials, as well as patents.

Mr. Peter Derycz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Research Solutions, said last month, "Article Galaxy's intelligent ecosystem of gadgets enables scientists to personalize and simplify their research workflows by gathering the data that's important to them. Dimensions helps us to achieve this goal."

Research Solutions, Inc. (RSSS), closed Tuesday's trading session at $2.40, up 2.13%, on 4,250 volume with 16 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 8,012 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.03/$2.59.

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CV Sciences, Inc. (CVSI)

Penny Picks, PennyStockScholar, Wall Street Mover, Damn Good Penny Picks, OTCtipReporter, Wealth Insider Alert, StreetAuthority Daily, Profitable Trader Authority, Promotion Stock Secrets, and Stock Commander reported previously on CV Sciences, Inc. (CVSI), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

CV Sciences, Inc. focuses on developing and commercializing novel therapeutics using synthetic Cannabidiol (CBD). The Company operates two divisions -Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Products. These divisions are supported by its medical and scientific advisory board, and state-of-the-art production facilities. A life science enterprise, the Company previously went by the name CannaVEST Corp. It changed its name to CV Sciences, Inc. in January 2016. CV Sciences has main offices and facilities in Las Vegas, Nevada, and San Diego, California.

In essence, CV Sciences is a foremost supplier and manufacturer of hemp-derived phytocannabinoids, including CBD oil, and a developer of specialty pharmaceutical therapeutics. In December 2015, CV Sciences acquired CanX. CanX is a Pre-Clinical drug development company. It is concentrating on significant unmet medical needs.

CanX’s initial drug candidate is CVSI-007. CVSI-007 chewing gum combines CBD and Nicotine. It is patent pending. CVSI-007 is a proprietary chewing gum. It combines synthetic CBD and nicotine to effectively treat smokeless tobacco addiction.

CV Sciences’ Pharmaceutical Division is developing synthetically-formulated cannabidiol-based medicine. It is pursuing the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for drugs with specific indications using cannabidiol as the active pharmaceutical ingredient. The Company has realized promising preclinical results in the development of cannabinoid medicines for the treatment of an assortment of medical conditions.

The Company’s Consumer Products Division delivers botanical-based cannabidiol products that enhance quality of life. Each consumer products brand is backed by a formal safety review, an increasing body of case reports, as well as physicians’ recommendations.

CV Sciences also manufactures, markets, and sells plant-based CBD products under the PlusCBD brand. This is for a variety of market sectors. These include nutraceutical, beauty care, specialty foods, and vape. PlusCBD Oil is the top-selling brand of hemp-derived CBD oil for consumers in the natural products industry.

This month, CV Sciences announced that it is now sponsoring Rodale Institute’s research on organic hemp farming alongside industry leaders Patagonia and Dr. Bronner’s. The Rodale Institute is the nation’s foremost organic farming institution. Its commitment is to pioneering organic farming via research and outreach. For 70 years, the Rodale Institute has been researching the best practices of organic agriculture and sharing findings with farmers and scientists around the world.

CV Sciences, Inc. (CVSI), closed Tuesday's trading session at $4.99, up 1.22%, on 442,744 volume with 813 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,025,867 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.136/$9.19.

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Zenergy Brands, Inc. (ZNGY)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Zenergy Brands, Inc. (ZNGY).

Zenergy Brands, Inc. (OTC: ZNGY) is a next-generation smart energy and technology company headquartered in Texas with a firm foothold in energy conservation and utility industries. As a fully integrated public energy company, Zenergy provides smart controls and efficiency-based energy products to both residential and commercial customers.

Zenergy Brands, Inc. (ZNGY) is the nation’s leading next-generation energy and technology company operating in the emerging smart energy, conservation, and utility industries. Headquartered in Texas, Zenergy provides an entire suite of conservation-based products and services that enable clients to achieve sustainability goals, reduce carbon emissions and improve their bottom line. The company’s cutting-edge Zero Cost Program™ reduces utility expenses by 20 percent to 60 percent by offering energy conservation, smart controls, and efficiency-based products and services to residential, commercial, industrial and municipal end-use customers.

The Zero Cost Program™ is a financing mechanism that allows customers to reduce water, natural gas and electricity expenses by implementing proven conservation technologies at no out-of-pocket cost. The Zero Cost Program™ enriches businesses by immediately reducing energy consumption through the use of smart controls, building automation, LED lighting solutions, refrigeration optimization, efficient water systems, EC motor controls, demand-side management and load factor correction.

A unique Managed Energy Services Agreement (“MESA”) allows a portion of these utility savings to be retained by Zenergy’s partner financing the upgraded, retrofit equipment and installation costs until a specified repayment period ends. After that, clients reap all the financial rewards of the technologies implemented, which Zenergy estimates should range between 25 percent and 45 percent of total utility costs.

Residential customers seeking cost-effective energy savings can also choose from a suite of “Smart Home” products including home automation, security monitoring, and energy conservation services that can be controlled 24/7 from the comfort and convenience of their smartphones or internet-connected smart devices. Zenergy’s residential program offers partnership opportunities for homebuilders and residential, multi-family real estate developers to provide smart home technologies to high-end customers.

Zenergy Brands’ acquisition of Enertrade Electric LLC, a fully operating, licensed Texas-based Retail Electric Provider (REP), further increases the company’s value proposition. Zenergy CEO Alex Rodriguez said this new subsidiary adds an essential complementary service to the company’s suite of smart energy products and services.

“Since our founding, our vision has been to converge smart controls (home and building automation) with energy conservation and retail energy to deliver the comprehensive smart energy service to customers,” Rodriguez said.

On a global scale, residential and commercial buildings account for nearly 45 percent of the world’s total energy consumption. Improving the energy efficiency of these homes and buildings is often a more affordable way to reduce harmful gas emissions while minimizing the need for new energy production. According to Navigant Research, global revenue for energy-efficient commercial building retrofits alone is expected to grow from $71.4 billion in 2016 to $100.8 billion in 2025. At the same time, the energy-efficient devices market is expected to reach a market size of $908 billion by 2022. Increasing demands for reduction in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions along with concerns over climate change are contributing factors driving the market’s overall growth.

Zenergy Brands, Inc. (ZNGY), closed the day's trading session at $0.0004, up 33.33%, on 24,279,725 volume with 18 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 14,648,153 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0003/$0.029.

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Victory Marine Holdings Corp. (VMHG)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Victory Marine Holdings Corp. (VMHG).

Victory Marine Holdings (VMHG) announced today they have reached a tentative agreement to lease a 7,000 square foot manufacturing facility located in Miami, FL that will serve as the new location for Excalibur Trailers USA, Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Victory Marine Holdings. With this news, the company plans to be on schedule to begin manufacturing their own line of boat trailers by years end.

Victory Marine Holdings Corp. (VMHG) is a world-class yacht sales, brokerage and consulting firm with a sprawling inventory of new and used boats, financing, insurance, documentation and recreational marine accessories. Located in Miami, Florida – the “yacht capital of the world” – Victory Marine has over 20 years of experience in an industry hailed as “an American pastime and economic engine” by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (“NMMA”).

According to the NMMA, marine sales reached $39 billion in 2017. To capture its share of this market, Victory Marine has established partnerships with several selective manufacturers and is pursuing opportunities for vertical growth. While the company’s near-term focus is on expansion of its inventory and sales team, its longer-term plans reflect the current state of the broader yacht industry.

Marine sales are at a 10-year high, and though yacht manufacturers are operating at full capacity, delivery of some products can take longer than 18 months. As a result, Victory Marine is taking steps to establish its own pipeline. Management is currently in negotiations with several yacht manufacturers to build the company its own unique, private-label design, which would enable Victory Marine to quickly deliver a superior product to its clients.

Demand for recreational boat trailers is also on the rise, with growth reported for nearly all powerboat segments. Florida continues to ride the top of that crest with sales of powerboats, trailers, and accessories up 10 percent in 2017 to $2.9 billion, followed by Texas ($1.7 billion) and Michigan ($982 million).

Victory Marine’s wholly owned Excalibur Trailers USA subsidiary is set to take advantage of this market, and is approved by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International) to build custom marine aluminum trailers for recreational boats, as well as for commercial boat transport. Excalibur Trailers USA has filed the necessary paperwork to trademark its brand name and logo and is seeking a suitable manufacturing facility in South Florida for production of powerboat, sailboat, catamaran, powerboat and Jet Ski trailers.

Leading Victory Marine to capture its share of the market is company CEO Orlando Hernandez, whose experience in the marine industry includes negotiation, business planning, investor relations, operations management and sales. He is joined by veteran yacht broker Gary Beaver, who has more than 20 years of successful yacht sales and industry experience. Beaver brings to Victory Marine his portfolio of approximately 25 vessel listings, valued in excess of $10 million.

Victory Marine Holdings Corp. (VMHG), closed the day's trading session at $0.10, up 2.88%, on 56,498 volume with 23 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 53,506 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0621/$0.97.

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United Battery Metals Corp. (CSE: UBM) (OTC: UBMCF) (FWB: 0UL)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight United Battery Metals Corp. (UBMCF).

The move towards the adoption of electric vehicles (EV’s) along with solar and wind power generation has sparked interest in what could become the next super metal: vanadium. The United States doesn’t currently produce vanadium; however, United Battery Metals (OTC: UBMCF) (CSE: UBM) (FWB: 0UL) (Profile) is in development of a world-class vanadium resource in Colorado.

United Battery Metals Corp. (CSE: UBM) (OTC: UBMCF) (FWB: 0UL) is a vanadium exploration company focused on becoming the first vanadium producer in North America. The company’s flagship project is the Wray Mesa Project, an exploration-stage vanadium property located in Montrose County, Colorado. The property consists of over 107 contiguous mining claims on about 3000 acres. United Battery Metals recently announced that it has tripled its vanadium rich land package in Colorado and Utah. The claims are located on land where both the surface and mineral ownership is held by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of the U.S. Department of Interior. Valid unpatented mining claims grant the holder the right of mineral possession as allowed by the General Mining Law of 1872, subject to the various state and federal rules and regulations pertaining to mineral exploitation.

Global demand for vanadium as a strategic metal has exploded in recent years. Vanadium price surges have hit recent highs of approximately $22.63 per pound from about $9 per pound last year.? As a result, mining companies are returning to exploration efforts for vanadium.

The Wray Mesa Project area is part of the La Sal Creek District, which has a long history of exploration and production efforts with records showing drill exploration likely started there in the late 1940s with geologists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Atomic Energy Commission, then continued from the 1960s through the 1980s with private sector interests involved. Based on historical records, the Wray Mesa Project appears to have very good to excellent potential with an inferred resource of 500,000 pounds of uranium- and a current estimated vanadium resource of 2,640,000 pounds as per the last 43-101 prepared in 2013 by Anthony Adkins who is a qualified geologist.

The world’s vanadium demand is set to increase significantly as China implements tighter controls over this critical element as it is used in infrastructure to strengthen steel. With trade war tensions mounting, the U.S. will likely be in dire need of a domestic supply of vanadium for use in steel plants opening nationwide and grid power storage. In fact, the White House has deemed vanadium one of 35 critical elements to United States national and economic security (USGS). US Steel announced additional plants opening nationwide, and this bull market in domestic steel production is likely to increase the demand for a domestic source of vanadium as China has begun restricting vanadium exports to the U.S. amid mounting tensions between the two countries over tariffs and certain critical elements such vanadium.

UBM utilized resource estimation software to model the mineralization detected in a number of the 715 historical and 24 recent drill holes within the project area. Results of the model run, minus the estimated effects of the historic mining, identify an indicated resource of approximately 85,500 short tons at an average grade of 0.16% eU308 for a total of 271,000 pounds of contained uranium. Inferred resources total 57,400 short tons at an average grade of 0.15% of eU308 for a total of about 169,000 pounds of contained uranium. The vanadium resource for the two categories, based on a conservative V:U ratio of 6:1, is 1,626,000 (O.95% average grade) and 1,014,000 (0.88% average grade) pounds, respectively.

Vanadium has multiple uses in modern society including being used in vanadium redox flow batteries (“VRFBs”), car charging stations, nuclear power plants and in steel manufacturing. An article in Mining.com notes that vanadium pentoxide (V2O5), which is used in the production of VRFBs used in energy storage systems, breached US$20 a pound in September 2018 for the first time since 2005, a four-fold increase from the start of 2017.

California recently announced that all homes and mid rises must install solar panels by 2020. Vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs) are by far the most superior batteries for large scale energy storage systems and the reason why the Vanadium Redox Flow batteries will dwarf the lithium battery demand. California was the first to announce this green initiative and many experts expect that the revolution will be implemented nationwide in the near future.

Vanadium is one of the 35 minerals deemed critical to the national security and economy of the United States. Among the important uses of vanadium are the following:

  • Fast-charging VRFBs have unique characteristics making them especially attractive when compared to conventional batteries. VRFBs can operate at any temperature, be charged and discharged at the same time, have greater design flexibility and a 25-plus year lifecycle. VRFB’s promise to be a major player in the green energy storage revolution because they are 100 percent reusable, recyclable, are nonflammable, compact, able to provide large grid energy storage, can be fully contained and are seen as a viable alternative to lithium-ion batteries.
  • VRFBs can be used in a variety of energy storage applications including microgrids, during peak shaving periods and for load leveling, as an uninterruptible power supply, for wind and solar farms, and as an off-grid power supply.
  • Approximately 85 percent of vanadium produced is used as ferrovanadium or as an additive to strengthen and harden steel used for applications in axles, crankshafts, gears, surgical instruments and tools, knives, jet engines, high-speed airframes, dental implants, and in seamless tubing for the aerospace, defense and bicycle industries.
  • Vanadium alloys are used in nuclear reactors because of the metal’s low neutron-absorbing properties.

The management team at United Battery Metals Corp. includes president, CEO and Director Matthew Rhoades, the former State Geologist for New Mexico and an accomplished professional geologist with direct working experience in exploration and development projects at numerous deposits and mines throughout the American West, Canada, Mexico and South America. He is joined by George Sharpe, a qualified Mineral Exploration Geoscientist, QP, MCIM and CGT, with over 23 years of global mineral exploration in iron coal, gold, base metals, rare earths, uranium, PGE’s, diamonds, iron and industrial minerals.

United Battery Metals Corp. (UBMCF), closed the day's trading session at $0.98953, up 2.54%, on 174,833 volume with 196 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 86,921 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.649/$1.58.

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Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI)

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

Following a tumultuous month, cannabis continues to carve its own path rather than following the lead of other stocks. Companies with varied interests are moving into the cannabis sector, such as lifestyle business Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI) (YGYI Profile). Also today, NetworkNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how YGYI is taking advantage of oceans of opportunity and big business in the cruise industry in striking a new deal. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/7dUtH.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI), closed the day's trading session at $6.78, up 7.62%, on 270,149 volume with 1,054 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 479,098 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.467/$16.25.

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Earth Science Tech, Inc. (ETST)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Earth Science Tech, Inc. (ETST).

Biotechnology company Earth Science Tech (OTCQB: ETST) is set to gain from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s (“DEA”) recent decision to remove certain CBD products from its Schedule 1 list of controlled substances, making it easier to plan CBD clinical studies (http://nnw.fm/HXaY7). To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/rrq0Q.

Earth Science Tech, Inc. (ETST) is an innovative biotechnology company operating in the fields of hemp cannabinoid (CBD), nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and medical device research and development. Earth Science Tech offers the highest purity and quality, full-spectrum, high-grade hemp CBD (cannabidiol) oil on the market. Made using the supercritical CO2 liquid extraction process, the company’s CBD oil is 100 percent natural and organic. Earth Science Tech has partnered with the University of Central Oklahoma and DV Biologics Laboratory to conduct research and development projects that scientifically support and advance the healthcare benefits of its high-grade hemp CBD oil.

Earth Science Tech Inc. currently has three wholly owned subsidiaries focused on developing its role as a world leader in the CBD space and expanding its work in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. These subsidiaries include:

  • Earth Science Pharma, Inc., which is committed to development of low cost, noninvasive diagnostic tools, medical devices, testing processes and vaccines for sexually transmitted infections and/or diseases. Earth Science Pharmaceutical CEO and chief science officer Michel Aubé is leading the company’s research and development efforts. The company’s first medical device, MSN-2, is a home kit designed for the detection of STIs, such as chlamydia, from a self-obtained gynecological specimen. Earth Science Pharma is working to develop and bring to market medical devices and vaccines that meet the specific needs of women.
  • Cannabis Therapeutics, Inc. (“CTI”), which is poised to take a leadership role in the development of new, leading-edge, cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products. CTI is invested in research and development to explore and harness the medicinal power of cannabidiol. The company holds a provisional application patent for a CBD product that is focused on developing treatments for breast and ovarian cancers.
  • KannaBidioiD (“KBD”) provides a wide variety of products geared toward the recreational space of cannabis. KBD’s unique Kanna and CBD formulation is sold and distributed in CBD-infused edibles and vapes/e-liquids products. Kanna and CBD synergistically enhance one another, providing optimal relaxation, an uplifting sensation, enhanced focus and the added benefit of assisting with nicotine reduction therapy.

Earth Science Tech celebrated a significant, developmental year during 2017 by sharing its achievements in a condensed end-of-year report. Among the report’s highlights are the implementation of a development plan for the coming three years, which includes expanding into Canada and opening new manufacturing and shipping facilities. Of particular interest is the acquisition of Canna Inno Laboratories Inc., a company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, which gives Earth Science Tech access to Canadian government grants offered to innovators in the pharmaceutical industry. ETST has also launched development of proprietary prophylactic therapies utilizing cannabidiol (CBD) to treat various forms of breast cancer.

In October 2017, ETST announced it is cooperating with the Clinique SIDA Amité (AIDS Friendship Clinic) for a mini-clinical trial, the last trial needed before the MSN-2 device, designed for the detection of STIs, enters molecular diagnostic trials. And in November 2017, the company began pre-launch human trials on a new CBD formula to fight against the U.S. opioid epidemic. The new formula, expected to decrease cravings and the negative effects of withdrawal in addicts, is based on industrial hemp CBD mixed with a known natural ingredient proven to help increase dopamine levels. ETST’s medical devices will first be launched in Vietnam, Djibouti and Morocco while the company awaits regulatory permission to enter the North American market.

The company expects to up-list to the OTCQB in early 2018, which management believes will attract well-funded institutional investors and pave the way to becoming the next billion-dollar-in-capitalization company on the OTC markets. Other highlights include completion of the company’s Scientific Advisory Council with a team of recognized scientists, the launching of several CBD-infused edible products and entry into the medical devices market through collaborative partnerships.

Earth Science Tech has signed a collaborate agreement with Laboratories BNK Canada, a private laboratory that will conduct the clinical studies necessary for MSN-2 medical device-related services to meet regulatory requirements. ETST has confirmed the MSN-2 device’s ability to detect chlamydia, and is working to validate similar results for gonorrhea, both highly infectious diseases that often have permanent consequences for patients. ETST will also add testing for trichomoniasis and a complete body fluid panel to detect the different serotypes of the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer. These additions will help the company create sales opportunities in the global market for diagnostic testing of STDs that Transparency Market Research has indicated will grow to $108 billion by 2019.

Cannabis Therapeutics is in the development stage of two cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical drugs and three cannabinoid-based nutraceutical products targeting a variety of ailments such as anxiety, depression, triple negative breast cancer, and fatty liver disease, among others. Research into the benefits of the non-psychoactive cannabinoid molecules found in the cannabis plant is supported by ETST’s International Application for Provisional Patent titled “Cannabidiol Compositions Including Mixtures and Uses Thereof,” which was filed on October 8, 2015. Cannabis Thera’s R&D efforts are concentrated on developing CBD-based drugs and nutraceutical products and in working to integrate the CBD molecule with existing generic drug molecules to create more efficient medications with fewer and less severe side effects. A report in Hemp Business Journal predicts the CBD consumer market will grow to $2.1 billion by 2020, while other industry experts expect an increase to almost $3 billion by 2021. A recent report by Statista projects the U.S. consumer market for cannabinoid-based pharmaceuticals could reach $50 billion by the year 2029.

The management team at Earth Science Tech brings decades of invaluable experience to the nutraceutical, dietary supplement field as well as the life sciences sectors. Nickolas S. Tabraue, who serves as the president, director and chief operating officer, is an industry veteran with extensive knowledge of supplements, retail management, customer service and sales expertise. He is joined by CEO and CSO Dr. Michel Aubé, a microbiologist whose scientific research in sexually transmitted infections, cancer and stem cell biology has been widely published in several prestigious medical journals. Sergio Castillo, chief marketing officer, and Gabriel Aviles, chief sales officer, bring a wealth of marketing and sales experience to Earth Science Tech, which is complemented by Issa El-Cheikh, Ph.D., and his 25 years in the international finance, accounting, planning and execution of large scale transactions in the public and private sectors.

Earth Science Tech’s products include CBD, a natural constituent of hemp oil derived from hemp stalk and seed. EST offers CBD in the form of vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanicals, personal care products, homeopathies, functional foods and other products delivered in such forms as capsules, tablets, soft gels, chewables, liquids, creams, sprays, powders and whole herbs. Earth Science products can be found at retail stores throughout the United States and are available for purchase through the internet.

Earth Science Tech, Inc. (ETST), closed the day's trading session at $0.945, up 5.00%, on 99,509 volume with 62 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 110,543 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.421/$2.45.

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GreenBox POS, LLC (GRBX)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight GreenBox POS, LLC (GRBX).

Hardware and software technology company GreenBox POS (OTC: GRBX) builds customized payment solutions for various industries, specializing in blockchain secured ledger technology. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/JHe4l.

GreenBox POS, LLC (GRBX) is a hardware and software technology company that builds customized payment solutions in different industries. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California, with offices in Seattle, Wash.; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. GreenBox, which has been awarded five provisional patents for its blockchain-based technology, delivers a fully integrated, intuitive, easy-to-use, point of sale (POS) system for a variety of businesses across a multitude of different market sectors.

GreenBox develops all software in-house and with international subsidiaries, which allows the company to provide individualized electronics modifications in partnership with different vendors. Custom POS machines are available as an upgrade from existing solutions currently in use. First-time merchants can also take advantage of custom-built kiosk machines powered by blockchain technology, complete with e-wallet integration downloadable via Android or iOS apps, or via installed cash-loading kiosks.

GreenBox develops POS (point of sale) software and hardware solutions; DEL (delivery app, APIs to POS and PAY); PAY (payment app, providing financial APIs to all other components); and KIOSK (deposit, cash and E-wallet management). The following flagship products, services and custom hardware are currently available:

  • QuickCard – the QuickCard kiosk handles all cash issues, both for cashless operations and for legacy cash; performs direct and immediate deposits from cash to blockchain and confirms bank account availability within minutes. Accepts cash, debit/credit cards, or ACH directly to most banks while settling funds instantly. All records are stored securely on blockchain. No faster deposit solution is available in the regular and non-traditional banking systems (unless depositing cash directly into a cash machine connected to a bank branch).
  • POS Solutions – GreenBox software, developed in-house and with international subsidiaries, features operational compliance, financial audit prep, expense tracking, tax payments, register-specific features, and data fidelity controls (backup/restore, cloud security, privacy, etc.). GreenBox POS software is fully integrated with Del and Pay Systems and features front register mode and back-end admin mode, in addition to in-admin mode to manage employees, vendors, expenses, taxes and compliance. All records are stored on blockchain with data reliably secured and protected.
  • LOOPZ – This delivery software solution offers service dispatcher back-end technology with manual and automatic modes. The software is uniquely designed to be effectively utilized for mobile delivery service operations with full autonomous dispatch capabilities. LOOPZ provides the following features: two mobile apps (driver and consumer) running on Android and IOS; direct reporting to point of sale inventory and use of pay for instant settlements; separate escrow setup for tips and merchant sale; all data and information is securely hosted on a blockchain platform.

The management team at GreenBox includes CEO Fredi Nisan, who comes from the POS and merchant services business sector. He recently completed a successful exit in the POS and ERP business, which he founded and managed through the exit. Joining Nisan is Ben Errez, executive vice president, who comes from the investment, consulting and big software and hardware industries. His previous executive roles include positions at Microsoft (including engineering management of Microsoft Office for complex scripts); IBM (with which he had an exit); and Intel. Errez has also consulted the world’s biggest private economy, World Trade Center, on payment systems, security, reliability and privacy of software and hardware development.

GreenBox POS, LLC (GRBX), closed the day's trading session at $0.6487, up 5.67%, on 10,200 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 40,455 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.017/$1.95.

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Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (NUGS)

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

Cannabis Strategic Ventures (OTC: NUGS) recently appointed a new board member with expertise in finance as the company prepares to uplist to a national exchange. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/MPmE8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (NUGS), closed the day's trading session at $3.05, up 1.67%, on 16,494 volume with 70 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 106,135 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.031/$7.13.

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NUGL Inc. (NUGL)

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

NUGL Inc. (OTC: NUGL) (the “Company”), the cannabis industry's new standard of technology, today reports it has expanded internal operations to support sales and marketing growth as well as the anticipated launch of NUGL Magazine (https://nuglmagazine.com/). Five new consultants have recently been added to the team as a part of this expansion. Collectively, the positions range from national advertising sales associates to internet traffic manager positions and national content contributors. Also today, NetworkNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how NUGL aims to make information on products, services and anything cannabis related much easier to locate with its cannabis search app.

NUGL Inc. (NUGL) is focused on leading the evolution in business relations, development and organic data in the cannabis industry with a distinct platform. In this effort, it has developed a leading-edge, first of its kind search app and online directory for the marijuana industry that provides a one-stop source and listings for dispensaries, strains, doctors, lawyers, service professionals, vape shops, hydro stores and brands.

Headquartered in Chino Hills, California, which is home to a projected $5 billion legal marijuana marketplace, NUGL is on track to become a major asset for the global cannabis industry and related services sectors. The company recently established a strategic partnership with Thinklogic and appointed CEO Chris Adams to NUGL’s growing board of directors. Thinklogic is a top-level software development company specializing in projects for start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

“This strategic partnership puts NUGL in a distinguished class, adding a first-rate technical software expert like Chris gives NUGL a unique technological advantage,” said Brandon Vargas CEO of NUGL. “With the addition of Chris’s knowledge and expertise combined with Thinklogics’ experienced and skilled staff, NUGL will have the ability to evolve and build a strong infrastructure unmatched in the 420 industry.”

NUGL is nearing completion of its initial launch timeline, with plans to launch the app on both Android and iOS platforms within the next few weeks. NUGL’s live testing of its software includes enhanced reviews that detail up to 10 category ratings. Each of the category rankings allow users to leave comments and choose among a 5-star rating among all categories or as few as they wish. The software’s rating platform allows for customization and transparency for users while providing invaluable feedback to shops and professional services.

“This is a major feature that is critical to our community,” said Jeff Odle, NUGL’s CTO. “Enhanced ratings will be a definitive difference validating our organic listings and raising the standard for the industry. We want the users to know what they are getting before they step into a store or sign up for a service.”

Leadership Team

NUGL is growing its team of developers and launching new features on an ongoing basis. The company is ahead of an impressive timeline, which includes building blocks for scalability and massive growth.

“Everything we do is focused on user experience. Our philosophy is simple – make it fun and easy to use, with the purest and most unbiased results,” said Ryan Bartlette, NUGL CMO. “As the industry evolves and becomes more sophisticated, NUGL will adapt and build the best marketing technology for the cannabis-related companies. We have gotten in on the ground level and know the pulse of the industry.”

NUGL CEO Brandon Vargas is a founding member of G6 Management, a full-service consulting firm advising cannabis professionals in all aspects of business. With over 10 years’ experience in the cannabis space, he has worked on dispensary, cultivation and infusion entity formation, licensing, real estate acquisitions, construction and build out, marketing, policy and procedures, compliance, staffing, and capital raises. Vargas has an extensive background working with various medical marijuana companies on investment and in developing greenhouse and commercial cultivation, distillate for vapes cartridges, CBD oils and infusions.

CMO Ryan Bartlette is co-founder and CMO of 23Forty LLC and Boxy. He has expertly positioned and branded many companies while bringing them to market and is a sought out graphic artist, front-end developer, photographer, and visual artist with experience in the entertainment and technology industry.

Jeff Odle, NUGL CTO, is a successful senior software architect has a long and distinguished career developing some of the most innovative, cutting-edge platforms available. His unique and distinctive approach to creating the blueprint for advanced programming is industry leading and unprecedented. He is a top-level architect responsible for developing some of the most forward-­looking software for various industries.

NUGL’s board of directors includes John R. Armstrong, a founding partner of Horwitz + Armstrong, a full service general business firm handling all aspects of litigation and business strategy and advice. Armstrong and his partner, Lawrence Hortwitz, have more than 10 years of experience in the cannabis space, representing cannabis professionals in all aspects of business including business formation, licensing, compliance with local and state regulations, real estate acquisitions, corporate mergers and acquisitions, financing, inclusive of capital raises and alternative financing, contracts, and all forms of dispute resolution.

Board member Hendrik Klein, founder of Da Vinci Asset Management, a privately-owned investment firm, serves as CEO and executive board member of Fritz Nols AG, a capital marketing consulting firm specializing in trading and asset management. Klein has received several industry awards including the Austrian Hedge Fund Award, the German Hedge Fund Award, and most recently was named the Global Best Performing Systematic Quantitative CTA. Klein and the Da Vinci team employ the latest quantitative data research and analysis in their innovative investment strategy.

NUGL Inc. (NUGL), closed the day's trading session at $1.73, up 1.76%, on 45,562 volume with 87 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 194,976 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.405/$2.64.

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Sharing Services, Inc. (SHRV)

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

Earlier this month, Sharing Services (OTCQB: SHRV) reported that Larry Thompson, a marketing industry icon, joined its ranks as the new business strategist. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/IF8w1.

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

Sharing Services Inc. subsidiaries include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sharing Services, Inc. (SHRV), closed the day's trading session at $0.22, up 1.38%, on 36,300 volume with 7 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 11,888 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.125/$0.589.

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CytoDyn Inc. (CYDY)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight CytoDyn Inc. (CYDY).

The growth potential of CytoDyn Inc. (OTCQB: CYDY) is huge, company President and CEO Dr. Nader Pourhassan said in an interview with The Wall Street Transcript (http://nnw.fm/wE4oq). According to Pourhassan, CytoDyn is undervalued for the time being, but PRO 140 is expected to contribute significantly to the growth of company stock value.

CytoDyn Inc. (CYDY) is a biotechnology company focused on the clinical development and potential commercialization of a new class of HIV/AIDS therapeutics or viral-entry inhibitors intended to protect healthy cells from viral infection. The company’s pipeline includes its lead product, PRO 140 for multiple indications among which are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), graft-versus-host disease (GvHD), colon cancer, and multiple sclerosis (MS), each in various stages of development. CytoDyn first approval is focused on HIV indications for two different HIV populations.

PRO 140 is a humanized monoclonal antibody directed at CCR5, a molecular portal that HIV uses to enter T-cells. PRO 140 works by blocking the predominant HIV (R5) subtype entry into T-cells by masking this required co-receptor, CCR5.

CytoDyn has completed one pivotal phase 3 clinical trials of PRO 140 use in combination with current drugs for population that has limited treatment options. PRO 140 is also currently in another phase 3 (investigative trial) for a second approval for another HIV population. HIV continues to be a major global public health issue. There is no cure for the disease that has claimed more than 35 million lives to date, according to the World Health Organization (“WHO”). In 2017, 940,000 people around the world died from HIV-related causes. There were approximately 36.9 million people living with HIV at the end of 2017 with 1.8 million people becoming newly infected during that same year. The WHO estimates there were 21.7 million people globally receiving antiretroviral therapy (“ART”) in 2017.

HIV targets the immune system and weakens the body’s defense systems against infections and some types of cancer. As the virus destroys and impairs the function of immune cells, infected individuals gradually become immunodeficient which results in increased susceptibility to a wide range of infections, cancers and other diseases that people with healthy immune systems can fight off. The most advanced stage of HIV infection is Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), which can take from 2 to 15 years to develop depending on the individual.

PRO 140 functions by blocking the HIV co-receptor CCR5, a molecular portal HIV uses to enter T-cells, thus preventing the HIV virus from entering the cell. CCR5 is a protein located on the surface of white blood cells that normally serves as a receptor for chemicals that attract immune cells to the site of inflammation. Clinical trials to date indicate PRO 140 does not interfere with these normal CCR5 functions. Results from phase 1 and phase 2 human clinical trials have shown PRO 140 significantly reduces viral burden in people infected with HIV. Importantly, in a recent phase 2b clinical trial, PRO 140 demonstrated it can allow a subset of R5 strain of HIV population to replace their current HIV regimen (Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy or “HAART.”) by a simple sub-cutaneous self-injectable dose of PRO 140 which is administered once a week. Some of those patients have received PRO 140 as their only therapy for almost four years.

The PRO 140 antibody appears to be a powerful antiviral agent with hardly any side effects, toxicity. More than 500 patients have used PRO 140 in clinical trial and no resistance has ever been developed in any patients including patients in monotherapy of PRO 140 for almost four years.

PRO 140, which is taken as an easy-to-use, weekly, subcutaneous self-administered dose, has almost no side effects or toxicity with no report of any serious adverse event related to PRO 140 in more than 500 patients in eight different clinical trial.

As we indicated earlier patients given PRO 140 showed no drug resistance on monotherapy for some almost four years while 76% of HAART patients developed a resistance to some portion of the lifetime drug regimen. Patient compliance with HAART is also the main reason why only 35% of HIV patients in US reporting complete viral load (VL) suppression which is VL<50 cp/mL.

In addition to its research into the powerful potential of PRO 140 for use in HIV patients, CytoDyn is pursuing PRO 140 as a therapeutic anti-viral agent in other non-HIV indications that could benefit from PRO 140’s ability to block CCR5. These immunologic indications include new reactions to cancer, transplantation rejection, autoimmune diseases and chronic inflammation such as Multiple Sclerosis. The company sees the significant potential for multiple pipeline opportunities for PRO 140.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has designated PRO 140 as a “fast track” product for HIV and granted Orphan Drug Designation to it for the prevention of GvHD in transplant patients. CytoDyn has initiated its first clinical trial with PRO 140 in an immunological indication for GvHD in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) who are undergoing bone marrow stem cell transplantation. The company is also investigating PRO 140 in animal models of cancer progression and autoimmunity with positive results and has published its animal study results in GvHD in peer-reviewed journal.

CytoDyn president and CEO Nader Z. Pourhassan, Ph.D. joined the company in 2008 and is credited for purchasing PRO 140 from Progenics in 2012 and has taken a new path to approval for the product. He is the co-inventor of monotherapy path for PRO 140. He has taken PRO 140 development from phase 2 to Completed successful phase 3 in about four years. He now has more than 10 years of drug development experience and has overseen the rapid clinical development of PRO 140 as a therapy for HIV into two phase 3 for two different indications. He also initiated PRO 140 first immunological indication in GvHD (currently in phase 2). He is also involved in preclinical and clinical development of PRO 140 in additional immunological indications.?Dr. Pourhassan, who has more than 20 years of business development experience, has led CytoDyn’s capital market activities since joining the company in 2008. He received his Bachelor of Science from Utah State University, Master of Science from Brigham Young University, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah and is the author of three books.

CytoDyn Inc. (CYDY), closed the day's trading session at $0.5192, off by 0.15%, on 119,439 volume with 35 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 241,696 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.40/$0.836.

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

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

QMC Quantum Minerals Corp. (OTC: QMCQF) (TSX.V: QMC) (FSE: 3LQ) this morning issued an update regarding its 100 percent owned Irgon Mine Project located within the prolific Cat Lake-Winnipeg River rare-element pegmatite field of southeastern Manitoba. To view the full press release, visit: http://nnw.fm/Gl8HN.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

QMC Quantum Minerals Corp. (QMCQF), closed the day's trading session at $0.2255, off by 1.96%, on 59,901 volume with 25 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 114,803 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.168/$1.46.

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RYU Apparel, Inc. (TSX.V: RYU) (OTC: RYPPF) (FRA: RYA)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight RYU Apparel, Inc. (RYPPF).

RYU Apparel Inc. (TSX VENTURE: RYU.V, OTCQB: RYPPF) ("RYU" or the "Company"), creator of urban athletic apparel, is pleased to announce that the RYU trade-mark and design has been accepted for registration at the Chinese Trade-mark Office (the "CTO"). RYU has similar trade-mark applications and registrations in Canada, China, Hong Kong, Macau and the United States.

Engineered for the fitness, performance and lifestyle of the athletically-minded, RYU Apparel, Inc. (DBA RYU \ Respect Your Universe) (TSX-V: RYU) (OTC: RYPPF) (FRA: RYA) develops, markets and distributes apparel, bags and accessories for active people living their lives with integrity. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with with four stores located in Greater Vancouver Area, British Columbia and one in Toronto, RYU opened its first U.S.-based store at the iconic Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice California, on August 2, 2018. Additional retail locations are slated to open soon in Etokicoke, Ontario, Canada; Brooklyn, New York; and Newport Beach, California, with plans to establish nearly two dozen more store locations by the end of 2022.

Respect Your Universe’s award-winning brand celebrates, encourages and respects an individual’s choices and journey in life, promoting a fitness lifestyle culture. Innovatively designed without compromise and tailored for fit, comfort and durability, RYU exists to facilitate human performance. RYU’s urban athletic apparel and accessories product line has been featured by some of the most influential fitness and outdoor lifestyle publications and social media connectors.

The company recently was honored in Madrid, Spain, as a 2018 Finalist in the World Retail Awards in the categories of “Retail Start Up of the Year” and “Social Media Campaign of the Year,” (#RYUOneMoreRep). RYU is one of only two Canadian companies that qualified as finalists among many global retailers across all categories of the World Retail Awards annual event. The World Retail Awards have been recognizing the very best retailers and retail initiatives across a range of categories since 2007.

Marcello Leone, CEO of RYU, said the company’s inclusion in the prestigious lineup of finalists was gratifying, stating, “Being chosen by the World Retail Awards is a fantastic accolade. We are proud to be among a group of global peers that are considered to become the next generation of iconic brands. #RYUOneMoreRep Media Campaign is also another confirmation of the social aspect that permeates our brand and the impact we are having in our community.”

In addition to its retail locations, RYU generates sales through its e-commerce platform and has developed strategic relationships with companies such as Global-E, Netamorphosis, Fancy and the NHL Vancouver Canucks to expand its reach. RYU is also building connections with influential leaders and social media influencers who represent the company’s values of aliveness, bold expression, curiosity, discipline and respect. Under RYU’s Connector Program, each leader actively engages in community charities, volunteer efforts and participates in charity programs. Among the famous personalities and community leaders connecting with the RYU brand are:

  • Alexandra Ianculescu, a Canadian National Team Olympic Speed Skater
  • Ben Carr, professional trainer
  • Tori Katongo, personal trainer, singer, actor, dancer
  • Simon “Thor” Damborg, head coach at Raincity Athletics
  • Cassie Hawrysh, a Canadian National Team Skeleton Racer
  • Dai Manuel, lifestyle mentor and author of “The WholeLife Manifesto”

Company CEO Leon is the founder of Naturo Group Investment Inc., a company that sells nutritional beverages, and also is the former VP of operations and president of LEONE, an independent high fashion specialty store in Vancouver, Canada. Chief Financial Officer Pedro Villa is a certified CPA who has held several senior positions in various North American companies. Brett Pawson, senior VP of retail and operations, has more than 15 years of experience in sales and operations in the wellness, consumer goods and retail sectors.

RYU’s strategic focus is on becoming a global leader as a fitness and training apparel and accessories brand for athletes in multiple disciplines. RYU’s goal is to facilitate human performance by honoring and celebrating the extraordinary oneness of humanity by respecting each other’s differences – Respect Your Universe.

RYU Apparel, Inc. (RYPPF), closed the day's trading session at $0.125, off by 1.57%, on 66,395 volume with 16 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 110,594 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.05/$0.255.

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SinglePoint, Inc. (SING)

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

Technology company SinglePoint, Inc. (OTCQB: SING) has kicked off a national TV ad campaign for its latest product offering, the SingleCoin cryptocurrency wallet application, with a commercial featuring original “Shark Tank” member and entrepreneur Kevin Harrington. The commercial has already aired in prime time on FOX News and FOX Business.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SinglePoint, Inc. (SING), closed the day's trading session at $0.0259, off by 2.26%, on 3,969,490 volume with 168 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,543,046 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0235/$0.133.

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

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

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) was featured today in a report by CannabisNewsWire explaining how the company is poised to exploit the emerging understanding that cannabis can help address the opioid crisis. A trio of scientific studies has provided further proof that legalizing marijuana can reduce the opioid crisis facing America. At first glance, it may appear that legalizing marijuana will increase opioid overdoses. However, the studies conducted gathered data that proves otherwise.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (LXRP), closed the day's trading session at $1.205, off by 6.59%, on 282,718 volume with 330 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 241,886 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.366/$2.54.

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