The QualityStocks Daily Friday, May 3rd, 2024

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The QualityStocks Daily Stock List

Luna Innovations (LUNA)

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Luna Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: LUNA) is an advanced optical technology firm that is focused on the development, manufacture and marketing of fiber optic measurement, test and control products.

The firm has its headquarters in Roanoke, Virginia and was incorporated in July 1990 by Kent A. Murphy. It operates as part of the scientific and technical instruments industry, under the technology sector. The firm serves consumers in the United States.

The enterprise provides optical test and measurement products, which include optical backscatter reflectometers, optical vector analyzers and tunable lasers and Hyperion sensing solutions. It also offers polarization control products, including instruments, modules and components to manage, control and measure polarization and group delay in fiber optic networks; temperature and strain sensing products; single frequency lasers; tunable lasers; and ODiSI sensing solutions, which offer distributed temperature and strain measurements. It also offers Terametrix terahertz imaging and gauging products which offer multi-layer and precise single thickness, basis weight, density and caliper thickness measurements. The enterprise mainly markets its fiber optic measurement, test and control products directly to testing laboratories, defense agencies, telecommunications firms, researchers, government system integrators, original equipment manufacturers, strategic partners and distributors. It also markets them through independent sales representatives, value added resellers and technical sales engineers.

The company recently announced its latest financial results, which show increases in its revenues. It remains focused on its strategy and enhancing its global leadership position in fiber optic technology. This will help extend the company’s consumer reach globally and help bring in more revenues and investments, which will bolster its growth.

Luna Innovations (LUNA), closed Friday's trading session at $3.06, up 36%, on 3,836,106 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 5.607M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.91/$10.6977.

Ardelyx Inc. (ARDX)

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Ardelyx Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) (FRA: 41X) is a biopharmaceutical firm that is engaged in the development and sale of medications for treating cardirenal and kidney ailments.

The firm has its headquarters in Fremont, California and was incorporated in 2007, on October 17th by Jean M. Frechet, Peter G. Schultz and Domonique Charmot. Prior to its name change in June 2008, the firm was known as Nteryx Inc. It operates as part of the healthcare sector, in the biotech and pharma sub-industry and serves consumers across the globe.

The company develops molecules that target receptors and transporters and modulate nutrient uptake or cause the secretion of key hormones, in order to produce a therapeutic benefit in patients. Unlike these systemic products, non-systemic products act from inside the intestines, in order to avoid possible side effects that occur with systemic exposure.

The enterprise’s pipeline comprises of a small molecule program known as RDX020, developed to treat metabolic acidosis; and a small potassium secretagogue molecule program dubbed RDX013, which is currently undergoing a phase 2 clinical trial assessing its effectiveness in treating hyperkalemia. In addition to this, the enterprise also develops a formulation known as tenapanor, which is undergoing a phase 3 clinical trial testing its effectiveness in treating hyperphosphatemia in patients with end-stage renal disease who are on dialysis. The formulation recently concluded phase 3 clinical trials evaluating its efficacy in treating irritable bowel syndrome in patients with constipation.

The company may soon receive approval from the FDA for an NDA application for it tenapanor formulation after it resolves the deficiencies observed in its review. The formulation’s success will not only boost the company’s growth but also encourage investments into the firm.

Ardelyx Inc. (ARDX), closed Friday's trading session at $8.72, up 28.4242%, on 24,971,221 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 293,103 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.16/$10.13.

Reconnaissance Energy Africa (RECAF)

QualityStocks, MarketClub Analysis and TradersPro reported earlier on Reconnaissance Energy Africa (RECAF), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Reconnaissance Energy Africa Ltd (OTCQX: RECAF) (CVE: RECO) (FRA: 0XD) is a junior oil and gas firm that is focused on exploring for and developing oil and gas potential in Botswana and Namibia.

The firm has its headquarters in Vancouver, Canada and was incorporated in 1978, on June 22nd. It operates as part of the oil and gas E&P industry, under the energy sector. The firm serves consumers around the globe.

The company is committed to minimal disturbances in line with international best standards and will implement environmental and social best practices in all its project areas. It uses proven, safe, and effective technologies and is applying rigorous safety and environmental protection standards in all aspects of its operations in Namibia.

The enterprise holds a 90% interest in a petroleum exploration license that covers an area of approximately 25,341.33 km2 (6.3 million acres) located in Namibia. This license covers the entire Kavango sedimentary basin. The Kavango Basin offers both large-scale conventional and non-conventional play types. It also holds 100% working interest in a petroleum license which covers an area of 8,990 square km2 (2.2 million acres) located in northwestern Botswana. Its two licenses cover 34,325km2 (8.5 million acres).

The company, which recently provided an update of its operations, plans to conduct eFTG surveys to help delineate the Kavango Basin and its associated hydrocarbon prospects. The success of its operations will not only bring in additional revenues into the company but also generate value for its shareholders.

Reconnaissance Energy Africa (RECAF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.8529, up 22.5431%, on 726,783 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 133,445 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.55/$1.38.

Goodness Growth Holdings (GDNSF)

We reported earlier on Goodness Growth Holdings (GDNSF), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Goodness Growth Holdings Inc. (OTCQX: GDNSF) (CNSX: GDNS) (FRA: 0ZF0) is a cannabis firm that is focused on growing marijuana and manufacturing pharmaceutical-grade marijuana extracts.

The firm has its headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was incorporated in 2004, on November 2003, by Kyle Kingsley. Prior to its name change in June 2021, the firm was known as Vireo Health International Inc. The firm serves consumers in the United States.

The physician-led company’s operations comprise mainly of its science and intellectual property incubator, i.e. Resurgent Biosciences, and its multi-state marijuana company subsidiary; Vireo Health. Its mission is to bring the best of engineering, medicine and science to the marijuana industry.

The enterprise processes and grows marijuana in 8 markets, at state-of-the-art cultivation sites. It manufactures proprietary, branded marijuana products in environmentally friendly facilities. The enterprise’s products are provided through the following brands: Amplifi, LiteBud, 1937 and Vireo Spectrum. Its products include medical cannabis extracts in the form of capsules, oils and vaporizers, which are available in 5 variants. Products under the Vireo brand contain medical cannabis extracts with strain specific terpenes while those under LiteBud are micro-dose pre-rolled cones. The enterprise operates seventeen dispensaries and sells its products to both 3rd party and company-owned dispensaries. It also sells its products through various retail locations, as well as its network of Green Goods.

The company recently launched a new line of marijuana-infused gummies which are available through its retail and wholesale channels. This new line of edibles is available in different gourmet flavors and formulations. This addition will extend the company’s consumer reach and bring in more revenue, which will have a positive influence on the company’s growth.

Goodness Growth Holdings (GDNSF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.549, up 18.8312%, on 847,953 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 175,022 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0901/$0.5889.

Adventus Mining (ADVZF)

We reported earlier on Adventus Mining (ADVZF), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Adventus Mining Corporation (OTCQX: ADVZF) (CVE: ADZN) (FRA: AZC) is a copper-gold exploration and development firm focused on acquiring, exploring for, and developing mineral properties in Canada, Ecuador, and Ireland.

The firm has its headquarters in Toronto, Canada and was incorporated in 2016, on October 24th. Prior to its name change in June 2019, the firm was known as Adventus Zinc Corp. It operates as part of the other industrial metals and mining industry, under the basic materials sector. The firm serves consumers around the globe.

The company primarily explores for copper, gold, zinc, lead, silver, molybdenum, and tungsten deposits. Its strategic shareholders include Ross Beaty's Lumina Group, Altius Minerals Corporation, Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. and significant Ecuadorian investors.

The enterprise’s principal project is the Curipamba property, which covers an area of 21,500 hectares located in Ecuador. This project is comprised of 7 concessions and includes the advanced high-grade copper-gold El Domo deposit. The enterprise’s Santiago project is in south-central Ecuador in the province of Loja, over 37km north of the city of Loja. Its Pijili project is in an established mining area in southwestern Ecuador in the province of Azuay, over 150km from the major port city of Guayaquil. Its Irish projects include Rathkeale project, Kingscourt project and Fermoy project. In addition to this, it owns the Condor gold project and a large exploration project portfolio that spans over 135,000 hectares.

The company recently signed an Investment Agreement with the Government of Ecuador for the development of the Condor mining project located in southeastern Ecuador. This move may open it up to new growth and investment opportunities while creating new avenues to generate shareholder value.

Adventus Mining (ADVZF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.3145, off by 1.7188%, on 58,264 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 7.36M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.157/$0.34. Inc. (AI)

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Artificial intelligence company OpenAI has signed a deal with the Financial Times to license the publication’s content and use it to develop AI models. The licensing deal will also allow generative AI model ChatGPT to answer user prompts with summaries sourced from the Financial Times (FT).

Although the San Francisco-based artificial intelligence research and development company did not disclose the financial terms of its agreement with FT, it has signed similar deals with other media houses, including Prisa Media in Spain, Le Monde in France and global media publisher Axel Springer.

The licensing deal with the Financial Times represents the Microsoft-backed startup’s latest connection with the media as it builds up the massive repository of information it will need to train its next-generation artificial intelligence models. The deal between the AI startup and FT will help OpenAI enhance the functionality of the popular ChatGPT chatbot with archived Financial Times content.

Additionally, ChatGPT-generated summaries will also include links to the publication, both companies say. The companies also revealed that they will team up in the future to develop new AI features and products for Financial Times readers.

OpenAI has enjoyed significant attention over the past couple of years, thanks to the launch of breakthrough tools such as ChatGPT. With the backing of major companies such as Microsoft and a host of industry-leading AI tools, OpenAI is leading the charge in the development of next-generation, AI-powered tools.

As artificial intelligence companies require significant amounts of data to train their AI models, OpenAI has spent the past several months forging partnerships with media publishers that own years and years’ worth of content. FT Group CEO John Ridding says the media publisher is keen on investigating the practical outcomes of combining artificial intelligence with news sources through its partnership with OpenAI.

ChatGPT triggered the current generative AI rush in late 2022 and can mimic human conversation as well as perform tasks such as writing poems, summarizing long texts and even generating theme-party ideas.

Despite the technology’s novelty, some players in the content-generation game have already begun deploying generative AI. For example, Buzzfeed announced that it will use artificial intelligence to power its personality quizzes while the New York Times revealed that it used ChatGPT to create a message generator last Valentine’s Day.

Meanwhile, the Financial Times purchased access to ChatGPT Enterprise in early 2024 to ensure its teams are adequately trained with technology and can benefit both productively and creatively from all of OpenAI’s tools.

There has been a proliferation of companies such as Inc. (NYSE: AI) offering diverse cloud-based artificial intelligence solutions for enterprises. Teams using these solutions are likely to reap the productivity and efficiency benefits that AI brings to the business landscape. Inc. (AI), closed Friday's trading session at $24.04, up 3.8445%, on 5,462,090 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 3.321M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $16.79/$48.87.

Cronos Group Inc. (CRON)

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Recently, the American Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that involves a trucker who filed a lawsuit against a marijuana company after he was terminated over a failed THC test. In the suit, which was filed in October 2023, the trucker alleged that the failed test was caused by the consumption of a CBD product derived from hemp.

The trucker, Douglas Horn, sued Medical Marijuana Inc. in 2015 under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO)Act. He claimed that the company falsely marketed the product as having 0% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which led him to try it to manage pain. A district court sided with the trucker in its ruling and gave the go-ahead for the suit to proceed. However, Medical Marijuana Inc. appealed the court’s decision at the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court justices have decided to act on the case next week. Horn was represented by Jeffrey Marc Benjamin, of the Linden Law Group P.C.

Generally, RICO cases are linked to large-scale prosecutions of criminal enterprises. However, the statute is also applicable to civil matters. In this case, Horn alleges that he was injured in his property or business because he was fired over a failed THC test. He claims that the company committed wire and mail fraud.

It should be noted that the word “injury” falls under the meaning of business in the RICO statute.

In its ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit stated that the trucker’s termination cost him future as well as current wages, in addition to him losing his pension benefits and insurance because they were all tied to his job.

In a similar case that was settled earlier this year, the DEA had to provide back pay to a special agent and restore pension eligibility after he was terminated in 2019 for testing positive for THC.

In his suit challenging the wrongful termination by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the agent also attributed the positive test to CBD he was taking to manage chronic pain as a substitute for opioids.

The agent, Anthony Armour, also asserted that the federal agency had no grounds to fire him for using what he believed to be a federally legal product, especially with no evidence that his intention was to break the law.

Throughout the suit, the department of Justice acknowledged that he was an outstanding agent during his tenure, which spanned over a decade. In its ruling, the courts also directed that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency cover Armour’s legal expenses.

This case is likely to be followed by marijuana companies such as Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON) (TSX: CRON) because its outcome could set some precedents that future lawsuits could refer to.

Cronos Group Inc. (CRON), closed Friday's trading session at $2.68, up 0.7518797%, on 2,528,486 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 380,055 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.64/$2.99.

ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. Ltd. (SOLO)

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A recent report from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has revealed a significant gap between the regional bloc’s available public EV-charging infrastructure and the amount of charging points the European Union will need to reach its carbon dioxide reduction targets. The report shows that even though electric vehicle adoption in the EU has risen by a wide margin over the past decade, public charging stations for electric vehicle drivers haven’t increased in tandem.

According to the ACEA report, electric-vehicle sales growth outpaced EV charging-station installations by three times from 2017 to 2023. Based on industry estimations, the report noted that the EU will need eight times more public-charging stations per year in the future to keep in line with EV sales growth. ACEA director general, Sigrid de Vries, said all EU member nations will need to adopt electric cars in masse to help Europe reach its carbon-dioxide reduction goals.

However, de Vries noted that such a mass transition to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) would not be possible without a widespread network of accessible public-charging stations. The executive said that the ACEA was very concerned about the fact that public-charging infrastructure hasn’t kept pace with growing battery electric vehicle sales in the past couple of years. Furthermore, de Vries said there is a risk of the “infrastructure gap” expanding much more than the European Commission expects in the future.

More than 150,000 public-EV-charging points were installed in the European Union in 2023 at an average of more than 3,000 per week, bringing the bloc’s total number of charging points to more than 630,000. Comparatively, the EU would need to install an average of close to 8,000 charging points per week, or 410,000 annually, to reach the European Commission’s goal of installing 3.5 million charging points by the end of the decade.

The ACEA’s estimates are even higher at 8.8 million charging points by 2030, requiring the installation of 1.2 million charging points annually, or more than 22,000 charging points weekly, eight times more than the current annual charging point installation rate. De Vries said access to public-charging infrastructure is essential to decarbonizing vehicular transportation. The road transport segment is one of the largest contributors to global carbon emissions due to its incessant demand for fossil fuels and tailpipe emissions from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.

Cutting emissions from road transport will be a critical step toward minimizing global greenhouse-gas emissions and arresting climate change.

While electric cars can help achieve this goal, their effectiveness will be contingent on equal growth in the public charging infrastructure space. De Vries called for increased investments in public electric-vehicle charging infrastructure to bridge the infrastructure gap and bring the EU closer to achieving its climate targets.

The shortfall in the establishment of charging stations poses a challenge not only for governments but also for private companies such as ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. Ltd. (NASDAQ: SOLO) that would wish to see the uptake of EVs pick up steam. Solutions by private and government actors could come in handy to bridge this glaring gap.

ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. Ltd. (SOLO), closed Friday's trading session at $0.2122, even for the day. The average volume for the last 3 months is 3.328M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.1999/$1.04.

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU)

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The Group of Seven Nations (G7) has ramped up its green-energy transition efforts with an expedited timeline that will see its member nations stop the “unabated use” of coal by the year 2035. This represents a significant breakthrough in climate policy after G7 negotiators spent several years unsuccessfully trying to set a common target for eliminating unabated coal use.

Shortly after G7 climate, environment and energy ministers held talks in Italy to discuss a common target for the phase-out of coal-fired power plants, the group released a communiqué announcing that it had committed to phasing out the unabated use of coal in electricity generation through the first half of the next decade.

By using the term “unabated” coal, G7 negotiators granted their member nations the wiggle room to use coal in energy generation past 2035 as long as they capture the resultant carbon pollution before it enters the atmosphere. The agreement also states that nations could choose a timeline that allows them to remain within reach of the 1.5°C temperature rise limit and in line with other countries’ timelines for achieving net-zero emissions.

This second caveat seems to allow G7 nations to continue burning coal past 2035 as long as their total national emissions don’t contribute to raising global warming levels to more than 1.5 degrees Celsius over preindustrial levels. Scientific research has found that the globe’s ecosystems may not be able to adapt in time if temperatures breach this level.

Coal has been integral to powering industries and heating homes in the west for several centuries now and was a critical component of the industrial revolution. Unfortunately, despite the contributions it has made to advancing human civilization, coal is an extremely polluting fuel that has contributed to a significant portion of global greenhouse gas emissions.

As the world ramps up efforts to cut carbon emissions and arrest climate change, eliminating coal from the energy mix and replacing it with renewable alternatives will be critical. Most G7 members have already taken significant steps to reduce their reliance on coal, and many of them are close to completely ending coal use in power generation.

Fossil fuel contributes less than 6% of the energy mix in Canada, the United Kingdom and Italy while France barely uses coal at all. On the other hand, think tank Ember notes that coal makes up 32% of the energy mix in Japan, 27% in Germany and 16% in the United States.

The timeline set for coal power plants to cease operations is likely to give major coal producers such as Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU) food for thought as such an end date implies that many of the clients they have been supplying coal to will no longer need the fossil fuel.

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), closed Friday's trading session at $22.05, up 2.3677%, on 3,446,662 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 611,777 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $17.71/$27.242.

Stronghold Digital Mining Inc. (SDIG)

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Cryptocurrency markets are experiencing a downturn amid concerns over potential economic stagnation in the United States. According to data from CoinDesk Indices, Bitcoin, the largest digital currency by market capitalization, was trading at $62,400 on April 29, 2024, after declining 2.5% during the previous day. Ether was also down by 3%, trading at $3,200, while CoinDesk 20, an index tracking the most liquid cryptocurrencies, had dropped by 2.6% to 2,197 points.

The market sentiment seems to be at a critical juncture, with conflicting views on its future trajectory; analysts are weighing both optimistic and pessimistic scenarios.

According to the analysis provided by QCP, the possibility of stagflation, a period characterized by high inflation and low economic growth, is becoming increasingly concerning. An analysis over the weekend highlighted the concerns, citing weaker-than-expected GDP figures for the United States and elevated core PCE, indicating persistent inflationary pressures that are posing challenges for the Federal Reserve.

The latest report on U.S. GDP revealed that the country’s economy expanded by only 1.6% in the first quarter of 2024, a notable slowdown from the 3.4% growth recorded in the previous quarter. Concurrently, the personal consumption expenditures price (PCE) index, favored by the Fed as an inflation gauge, showed a jump to a 3.4% annual rate in the first quarter of this year, up from 1.8% in the preceding quarter of 2023.

This combination of sluggish economic growth and persistent inflationary pressures has diminished the likelihood of the Federal Reserve implementing interest rate cuts. Traders on platforms such as Polymarket are still largely betting against rate cuts, with 35% predicting a probability of it happening. However, the likelihood of a single rate cut is gaining traction, now standing at 29%, up from 26% last week and 14% earlier in the month.

Additionally, QCP suggests that fiscal strategies by Janet Yellen involving the Reverse Repurchase Program (RRP) and the Treasury General Account (TGA) could infuse up to $1.4 trillion into the financial system, potentially bolstering risk assets. The upcoming quarterly refunding statement by the U.S. Treasury is also a focal point for investors because it will indicate whether the TGA balance of $750 billion is maintained or reduced. This figure holds significance as it sends a strong indicator for financial markets on the government’s fiscal stance, influencing economic growth and stability.

In the meantime, traders are keenly following the launch of Hong Kong’s Bitcoin spot exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The initial excitement about the launch has subsided, however, once it was revealed that investors from mainland China will not have access to the ETFs.

Crypto mining companies such as Stronghold Digital Mining Inc. (NASDAQ: SDIG) and other players in the industry are likely to follow how events unfold in Hong Kong and internationally, especially in light of the recent Bitcoin halving.

Stronghold Digital Mining Inc. (SDIG), closed Friday's trading session at $3.36, up 5%, on 266,725 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 26.822M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.65/$11.56.

Lucid Motors (LCID)

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The Lucid Air has won the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Luxury Electric Car award for the third consecutive time. Launched in 2021, Lucid Motors (NASDAQ: LCID)’s Lucid Air is a four-door luxury sedan designed to compete with premium cars such as the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S as well as electric offerings from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

The Lucid Air was a hit with critics as soon as it hit the market and soon attracted the title of best luxury electric car against competitors such as Tesla and Porsche. With the luxury electric car snagging the title two more times since its launch, it is clear that the Lucid Air features enough superior performance, design, luxury and technology to rival offerings from much larger carmakers.

In 2023, the Lucid Air was also crowned World Luxury Car of the Year after a jury of 100 distinguished journalists from more than 30 countries voted in favor of the luxury sedan out of a pool of 16 cars.

Derek Jenkins, Lucid Group senior vice president of design and brand, said the award validated the startup’s goal of creating a completely new premium sedan experience. He noted that the Lucid Air provided “outstanding’ performance and range, superb interior design and a striking exterior.”

The Lucid Air was also awarded last year’s Disruptor Award for Powertrain by Newsweek, thanks to the next-generation technology it features. This is in addition to being listed as U.S. News’ Best Luxury Electric Vehicle and the Best Hybrid and Electric Car by World Report.

The California-based electric vehicle company previously reported that its electric vehicle shipments for the first quarter of the year surpassed its expectations.

Like every other player in the electric car space, Lucid instituted a price cut that fortunately stimulated demand for its offerings and caused the startup’s shares to jump by 4%. Increasing demand in the battery electric vehicle space, especially in China where massive government subsidies have encouraged the launch of hundreds of electric vehicle firms, forced major EV companies such as Tesla and BYD to cut prices in most major markets.

The global electric vehicle sector has also experienced depressed demand and reduced sales over the past several months, thanks to high vehicle prices, high interest rates and rising living costs. Even so, Lucid’s award shows that the company’s investment in the Lucid Air has resulted in a superior product.

Lucid recently released the Air Grand Touring 2024, the most recent iteration of the award-winning Lucid Air. The Air Grand Touring 2024 will have the longest range on Lucid’s lineup and is currently being optimized with several powertrain updates, said Lucid Motors’ CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson.

Lucid Motors (LCID), closed Friday's trading session at $2.785, up 0.1798561%, on 17,083,278 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 33.601M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.29/$8.37.

Tilray Brands Inc. (TLRY)

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Cannabis, when used in the right amount, can have calming effects, easing anxiety and alleviating pain. However, determining the appropriate dosage can be challenging. Consuming even slightly too much can lead to a starkly different experience, often referred to as “paranoia” by recreational users, characterized by panic and acute anxiety.

Recent research published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence suggests that one of the aromatic compounds in marijuana, d-limonene, may counteract these anxiety-causing effects. The citrusy compound, found naturally in marijuana, could potentially help users avoid experiencing anxiety attacks, which would increase cannabis’ therapeutic effects.

Marijuana contains more than 500 chemical components, with THC being the primary psychoactive component responsible for the “high.” Additionally, cannabinoids such as CBD are thought to influence the overall experience. Terpenes, aromatic compounds in marijuana, contribute to its unique scent. There’s a longstanding belief in the cannabis community that ingesting products created from the entire plant rather than isolated compounds, including CBD or THC, produces a different, more beneficial effect, a concept known as the entourage effect.

However, the scientific evidence for the effect remains unclear due to the many chemicals involved. Ryan Vandrey, a behavioral pharmacologist at Johns Hopkins University, explains that, despite the lack of conclusive evidence for the entourage effect, it has significantly influenced how marijuana strains are bred and marketed. This concept originated partly from studies suggesting that terpenes such as d-limonene may have anxiety-reducing properties, as indicated in a review paper in 2011 by Ethan Russo.

To investigate whether d-limonene could indeed alleviate THC-induced anxiety, Vandrey and his team conducted a double-blind study involving participants who had previously experienced anxiety while using marijuana. The results showed that increasing concentrations of d-limonene relative to THC led to fewer reported symptoms of anxiety, suggesting a potential therapeutic effect. This effect was most significant when participants inhaled a high ratio of d-limonene to THC, a ratio not typically found in natural marijuana strains.

However, Vandrey cautioned about the preliminary nature of these findings and the need for further research. While d-limonene appears to target anxiety specifically without affecting other aspects of the marijuana high, its mechanism of action remains unclear. Additionally, the study’s limitations, such as using vaporized marijuana and high concentrations of d-limonene, need to be addressed in future studies.

Despite these limitations, the study opens the door to further exploration of terpenes’ role in marijuana effects. Researchers are already investigating other terpenes found in marijuana to better understand their impact.

The potential of terpenes such as d-limonene isn’t entirely new. Folk remedies dating back centuries suggest that compounds found in citrus fruits could counteract the negative effects of cannabis. While these remedies have historical backing, scientific research is just beginning to uncover their true potential.

The entire cannabis industry, including leading companies such as Tilray Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) (TSX: TLRY), could pay attention to the outcomes of any additional studies exploring the effects of d-limonene because it could open new opportunities for custom cannabis products.

Tilray Brands Inc. (TLRY), closed Friday's trading session at $2.1, up 3.9604%, on 31,589,584 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 524,342 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.50/$3.40.

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FuelPositive Corp. (TSX.V: NHHH) (OTC: NHHHF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight FuelPositive Corp. (NHHHF).

A pilot program in York that's preparing students for the impending deluge of jobs in the renewables space has graduated its second cohort of green-job students. Held in CASA's Roosevelt Welcome Center in York, the program graduated three students in its first run and graduated another six students in its second run. The global transition to green energy is speeding up amid significant drops in green-energy infrastructure costs and rising investment in renewables across the United States, the European Union and China. Although some green-energy opponents feared that transitioning to renewables would have a negative economic impact, especially in communities whose livelihoods were tied to fossil fuels and the auto industry, experts say a green economy won't harm communities if the transition is handled correctly. Many higher institutions of learning need to take up the challenge of preparing individuals to leverage the upcoming specialized green-energy jobs given the rate at which companies such as FuelPositive Corp. (TSX.V: NHHH) (OTCQB: NHHHF) are coming up with innovative solutions aimed at providing alternative forms of energy to meet the needs of different industries as fossil fuels are phased out. Clean-energy training will position the next generation of employees to snap up these specialized jobs as they become increasingly available.

FuelPositive Corp. (TSX.V: NHHH) (OTC: NHHHF) is a growth stage company focused on licensing, partnership and acquisition opportunities building upon various technological achievements. The company is committed to providing commercially viable and sustainable clean energy solutions, including carbon-free ammonia (NH3), for use across a broad spectrum of industries and applications.

FuelPositive is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Hydrogen Economy Problems and FuelPositive’s Carbon-Free Technology

The hydrogen economy is currently facing many challenges. Traditional NH3 manufacturing exists on a massive scale, but centralized facilities result in some of the world’s most concentrated CO2 emissions. In total, an estimated 200 million metric tonnes of NH3 are consumed each year, with greater than 80% utilized by the agricultural sector. NH3 is also being positioned as a viable alternative to fossil fuels.

FuelPositive’s flagship carbon-free ammonia technology provides an innovative solution to these environmental concerns. Developed by Dr. Ibrahim Dincer and his team, the company’s platform allows for the in-situ production of NH3 in an entirely sustainable manner, using only water, air and sustainable electricity.

The production of hydrogen is energy intensive, but it is just one variable hindering the growth of the hydrogen economy. Other hurdles include:

  • Storage – The storage of hydrogen by compression or liquification are both cost prohibitive and unsustainable.
  • Distribution – The distribution network for effective hydrogen deployment has yet to be developed, as the extreme high-pressure distribution requirements to transport hydrogen would result in enormous infrastructure costs.
  • End Use – R&D on the transportation-related end use applications for hydrogen is in its infancy, but almost any vehicle on the road today can be easily converted to run on NH3 at a considerably lower cost per mile traveled when compared to traditional fossil fuels.

A key benefit of FuelPositive’s patent-pending, first-of-its-kind carbon-free NH3 technology is its flexibility. The process allows for small, medium or large-scale production of NH3 on location, minimizing or even eliminating the challenges and volatility associated with storage and transportation to end use. As such, with an appropriately sized FuelPositive system and access to renewable energy, the end use applications for the company’s platform are nearly infinite.

Manufacturing Partnership

On May 19, 2021, FuelPositive announced its selection of National Compressed Air Canada Ltd. (“NCA”) to undertake manufacturing of the company’s Phase 2 hydrogen-ammonia synthesizer commercial prototype systems for carbon-free ammonia production.

In a news release detailing the partnership, FuelPositive CEO Ian Clifford noted, “This critical milestone for FuelPositive will confirm the broad application potential for our technology and is the backbone of our Carbon-Free Hydrogen-NH3 offering. Partnering with the knowledgeable and experienced team at NCA on this commercialization project will bring our development-stage program to life.”

Global Ammonia Market Outlook

The global ammonia market was valued at $52.71 billion in 2017 and is forecast to reach $81.42 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 5.59%, according to data from Fior Markets (

The agricultural industry consumes more than 80% of global NH3. Smaller percentages can be attributed to the waste, water treatment, refrigerants, antiseptic, textile, mining and pharmaceutical industries.

One of the most polluting industries on the planet consists of conventional agribusinesses. These polluters are responsible for more greenhouse emissions per year than transportation. This is where FuelPositive’s technology is expected to be extremely beneficial.

Management Team

Ian Clifford is Director, CEO and Founder of FuelPositive Corp. He has over 25 years of experience in the fields of technology and marketing and has successfully led the company to global brand recognition through its unique energy solutions. Since 2006, Mr. Clifford has raised over $50 million in equity financing for FuelPositive. He also co-founded digIT Interactive, a full-service internet marketing company serving Fortune 500 clients, which he sold at the peak of the market in 2000.

Greg Gooch serves as a Director and President of FuelPositive. His multifaceted career in the electronics and finance industries has positioned him as a key advisor and funding partner to start-ups and new technology companies for over 40 years. Mr. Gooch has been involved with FuelPositive since its early days and has remained a significant supporter and consultant to the company over the years. He has a bachelor’s from McGill University and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Ibrahim Dincer is a scientific advisor to FuelPositive and is recognized as a pioneer and international leader in the area of sustainable energy technologies. Along with his team, Dr. Dincer invented the modular carbon-free ammonia (NH3) production technology that FuelPositive is commercializing. His area of specialty covers various topics including ammonia, hydrogen energy and fuel cells; renewable energy systems; energy storage systems and applications; carbon capturing technologies, and integrated and hybrid energy systems He is currently managing an exemplary team of researchers in this commercialization project.

Marek Warunkiewicz is the company’s Communications & Branding Specialist. He brings more than 40 years of entrepreneurial expertise to the FuelPositive team, having held marketing, branding, advertising, project management and graphic design positions with various companies. Mr. Warunkiewicz has successfully created business-to-business marketing and advertising campaigns for a diverse group of clients ranging from high-tech to agriculture. He co-founded digIT Interactive and ZENN Motor Company alongside Ian Clifford.

Luna Clifford is the Director of Communications for FuelPositive. She has over 10 years of experience as a business owner and advisor, helping build and operate several successful start-up enterprises while managing complex stakeholder relationships. Ms. Clifford excels in strategic planning and team building, and she has completed extensive studies in the fields of communications and health care.

FuelPositive Corp. (NHHHF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0527, up 2.1318%, on 401,783 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 141 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.03/$0.1068.

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Torr Metals Inc. (TSX.V: TMET)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlightFathom Torr Metals Inc. (TSX.V: TMET) .

TMET.V has 100% ownership in three highway-accessible gold and copper projects that remain largely untested by drilling, covering 1,000 square kilometers within prolific mining districts of Ontario and British Columbia

Exploration projects include the Filion Gold Project with significant gold potential evidenced by historical sampling, the Kolos Copper-Gold Project showing high-grade values in surface sampling coincident with anomalous geophysics extending 1.5 kilometers into the sub-surface, and the Latham Copper-Gold Project featuring multiple promising anomalies and high-grade rock grab samples in addition to a historical copper-gold porphyry deposit

Favorable market conditions driven by renewable energy and electric vehicle industries have led to increased copper demand, prices recently reached $10,000/ton

Torr Metals (TSX.V: TMET), a Canada-based mineral exploration company advancing mineral properties in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada. With 100% owned gold and copper projects spanning 1,000 square kilometers, the company aims to unlock the potential of its properties with a focus on cost-effective exploration and development aided by proximity to existing major infrastructure.

Torr Metals Inc. (TSX.V: TMET) operates as a mineral exploration company focusing on the identification, acquisition, and advancement of mineral properties. With full 100% ownership of over 1,000 square kilometers of gold and copper projects strategically positioned in premier low-cost mining jurisdictions, Torr is poised for substantial returns across various promising regions.

The company’s extensive portfolio encompasses multiple district-scale projects, including the Filion Gold Project in northern Ontario, the Kolos Copper-Gold Project in south-central British Columbia, and the Latham Copper-Gold Project in northern British Columbia. These projects are all located in prolific mining regions with paved highway access, robust support infrastructure, and favorable geological conditions offering significant potential for new discoveries.

Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Torr Metals is ideally situated to leverage its expertise and resources for continued exploration and growth.


Kolos Copper-Gold Project

Situated within British Columbia’s prime copper-producing belt, the 140-square-kilometer Kolos Copper-Gold Project exhibits Nicola Belt geology similar to notable porphyry mines, including Copper Mountain and Highland Valley, respectively situated 106 kilometers to the south and 30 kilometers to the northwest.

With field operations based in the nearby city of Merritt and year-round access provided via Highway 5, the Kolos Project showcases substantial discovery upside potential with five defined large-scale copper-gold-molybdenum anomalies untested by drilling.

Torr Metals’ primary focus lies in unlocking the potential for major new discoveries at the Kolos Copper-Gold Project, with recent surface geochemical results marking a significant milestone positioning the company as a new key player in the region.

Filion Gold Project

The 261-square-kilometer Filion Project is situated within a largely unexplored greenstone belt where gold was initially discovered in the 1930s. With a comparable geological setting to regional orogenic gold deposits and multiple newly identified and undrilled gold trends in surficial geochemistry, the Filion Project holds significant district-scale exploration promise.

The Filion Project benefits from unparalleled infrastructure access, with direct drive-on access from the Trans-Canada Highway, as well as a regional railway and power grid four kilometers to the south. Additionally, the nearby town of Kapuskasing, with a population of 8,300, provides essential support services.

This strategic positioning ensures the Filion Project’s viability for cost-effective, year-round operations in an area poised for untapped discovery potential.

Latham Copper-Gold Project

Situated in British Columbia’s renowned Golden Triangle, the Latham Project spans a vast 689-square-kilometer district, offering immense potential for multiple major discoveries. Accessible year-round via Highway 37, just 20 kilometers south of the town of Dease Lake, the site is strategically located amidst established mining infrastructure, including the active Red Chris mine to the southeast and upcoming major porphyry projects at Schaft Creek and Galore Creek along-trend to the southwest.

Highlighted by the Gnat Pass copper-gold porphyry deposit dating back to the 1960s, the Latham Project presents a compelling opportunity for significant expansion and potential discovery. A non-compliant indicated resource at the Gnat Pass deposit includes 33 million tonnes at 0.39% copper, open beyond 200 meters vertical depth, alongside six drill-ready kilometer-scale copper-gold exploration targets.

Moreover, the Latham Project’s appeal corresponds to the region being an attractive destination for major asset acquisitions and takeovers. Recent transactions within a 40-kilometer radius include Newmont’s 2021 acquisition of the Saddle North copper-gold porphyry deposit for $311 million and Newcrest’s investment in the Red Chris copper-gold porphyry deposit in 2019 for $804 million, underscoring industry acknowledgment of the region’s potential.

Market Opportunity

The World Gold Council, the industry association for the world’s gold producers, estimated in 2023 that the physical financial gold market, which is made up of bars, coins, gold ETFs and central bank reserves, is worth nearly $5 trillion.

The council reports that gold mine production adds approximately 3,500 tons of the precious metal to the world’s supply annually, equivalent to about 2% growth. This historical scarcity and relatively slow production of new supply, as compared to other commodities, is a primary reason gold has retained its value for millennia, according to the council.

Likewise, a report from Acumen Research and Consulting, a global provider of market intelligence and consulting services, valued the global copper market at $304.1 billion in 2022 and forecast that it will reach a market size of $496.8 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 5.1% over the forecast period.

The report identifies a growing demand for copper in the electronics industry, as well as an expanding copper supply due to increasing production from existing mines and the rising number of mine development projects in developing nations, as driving factors in the rising value of the copper market.

Management Team

Malcolm Dorsey, P.Geo., is President, CEO and Director of Torr Metals. He brings over a decade of expertise as a seasoned exploration geologist and project developer, having been pivotal in driving the success of numerous diverse projects across North, Central, and South America. His comprehensive background spans early-stage exploration through to resource development and project acquisitions. His academic credentials include an M.Sc. in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Calgary, where his research characterized the district-scale structural influences affecting copper and gold mineralizing events in western British Columbia. Prior to his current role, he served as Senior Geologist for Benchmark Metals, where his contributions were instrumental in advancing the company’s gold equivalent resource from approximately 80,000 ounces to a maiden resource estimate of 2.92 million ounces.

John Williamson, P. Geol., is Chairman and Director of Torr Metals. He is a mining executive and investor with more than 30 years of experience as a founder, promoter and leader in the formation, financing and operation of private and public companies with exploration and mining interests worldwide. On more than one occasion his team’s efforts have been recognized for excellence by being named to the TSX Venture 50. He holds a B.Sc. in Geology and is a registered Professional Geologist (P.Geol.) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (APEGA) and the Geological Association of Canada.

Torr Metals Inc. (TSX.V: TMET), closed Friday's trading session at $28.66, up 0.6320225%, on 2,086 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.1068/$.

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Coyuchi Inc.

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Coyuchi Inc.

Lawmakers in Louisiana are looking to restrict state universities from using environment, social and governance ("ESG") criteria via a new house bill. Dubbed House Bill 909, the measure would require that state university boards first gain the approval of policymakers before deploying ESG-based criteria. According to House Bill 909, public postsecondary education management boards as well as boards of regents at state universities would require the approval of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget before they launch any activities related to environment, social and governance-related activities. BlackRock, one of the largest asset-management houses on the globe, made ESG a core aspect of its investment strategy for several years and helped push the trend to the fore across the financial world. However, the company has reduced its focus on ESG as an investment strategy and even eliminated the term "ESG" from its internal communications. Investment companies aside, individual enterprises such as Coyuchi Inc. seem as determined as ever to keep ramping up their implementation of ESG principles in the course of their operations. This commitment suggests that contrary to what detractors say, ESG can be beneficial to the bottom lines of the companies that implement it.

Coyuchi is the gold standard in sustainable luxury home goods. The company offers sustainably produced luxury organic bedding, sheets, towels, apparel, and other home goods for the environmentally conscious home. With a timeless, coastal-inspired aesthetic, Coyuchi uses only 100% organic cotton materials to manufacture all of its textiles.

The Company was built upon four foundational pillars: protect the planet, innovate circular design, live sustainably, and enrich the community. These guiding principles have proven an effective market strategy. In 2021, Coyuchi earned $33.3 million in net sales, amounting to 26% YoY growth (the industry average is only 5%). It also experienced 2x customer growth to 200,000 active customers, averaging a 35% customer repeat purchase rate.

With a seasoned leadership team, a robust e-commerce shopping experience, and a healthy customer base that drives the fast-growing organic luxury market, Coyuchi is prepared to propel a new phase of growth as the rest of the world finally awakens to sustainability at scale.

A Lucrative Market Ripe for the Taking

The global market for organic bedding, which was estimated at $814.3 million in 2020, is projected to reach $1.1 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.9% over that period, according to Research and Markets. More specifically, the domestic organic bedding market is estimated at $240.1 million in 2020, according to Statista. Overall, the U.S. market for home textiles is currently valued at $25 billion annually, and, with a forecast annual growth rate of 5%, it is expected to reach $30 billion by the end of 2025.

Grand View Research reported in 2020 that shifting consumer preference toward high-end lifestyle products is a key factor driving the growth of the organic bedding market. Seventy-four percent of consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable products – a consumer preference that has steadily increased over the last few decades. Millennials especially favor ethical consumption over price when purchasing goods and services, with 83% of millennials reporting that they want the brands they purchase from to align with their beliefs and values ( With a majority millennial customer base, Coyuchi is poised to capitalize on this trend.

Industry Defining Sustainability Practices

For 30 years, Coyuchi has explored organic farming and sustainable textiles and guarantees the highest environmental and ethical standards through a number of certifications such as The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Fair Trade Certified, and MADE SAFE®.

Coyuchi continues to push the organic textile market forward through its circularity initiatives and by supporting cross-industry sustainability advocates. Coyuchi’s mission to bring beauty and comfort to every home without sacrificing the health of our planet has resulted in a number of important sustainability checks and balances.

  • A Circular Business Model: Coyuchi has cultivated a holistic 360-degree approach that contributes to the fight against climate change with its take back and recycling program, 2nd Home™. In 2017, it became the first luxury home brand to implement such an initiative, and, since then, the company has eliminated 68,758 lbs. of toxic chemicals from homes and renewed 6,000 lbs. of textiles.
  • The Coyuchi Climate Council: In early 2022, Coyuchi introduced a cross-disciplinary council with a goal of Net Zero Emissions by 2025 and Net Positive Emissions by 2030. The Coyuchi Climate Council brings together influential minds across fashion, regenerative farming, and sustainability who have the knowledge and experience necessary to achieve climate change.
  • C4: The California Cotton & Climate Coalition: Most recently, Coyuchi announced it is a founding member of C4, which includes innovative, sustainable fashion, apparel, and personal care brands like MATE the Label, Outerknown, Reformation, and Trace. Working together pre-competitively, C4 creates a structure for investing in regionally grown, Climate Beneficial™ cotton and directly supports the livelihoods of the farmers that grew it. Coyuchi is the only home industry brand currently involved in the project.

Omnichannel Business Model

Coyuchi differentiates itself through an omnichannel and circular business model, both of which have proven a clear draw for customers. It was an early adopter of an e-commerce sales and marketing approach (over 80% of its sales are directly through, creating a distinct advantage over incumbents and start-up newcomers in the luxury space. This has resulted in a high lifetime value customer, luxury retail partners such as Nordstrom, and a flagship store in Marin County.

Coyuchi’s Organic Textile Products

Coyuchi’s product assortment consists of consciously designed bedding, bath, apparel, and lifestyle products spread across about 1,400 SKUs. The company believes that its product assortment, produced from 100% organic cotton with Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification, provides it with a significant competitive advantage. GOTS is the world’s leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, ensuring the organic status of textiles after harvesting raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing all the way to labeling, a major environmental and social benefit over conventional cotton product production.

Coyuchi’s focused product assortment consists of four core categories:

  • Bedding – A full suite of sustainable, organic, and high-quality sheets, duvet covers, blankets, and throws.
  • Bath – A luxurious line of towels, bath rugs, and mats.
  • Apparel – Premium apparel for men and women, including robes, sweaters, pants, and pajamas.
  • Lifestyle – The lifestyle category offers 135 SKUs, from organic napkins to crossbody totes.

Management Team

Eileen Mockus is President and CEO at Coyuchi. She has more than 25 years of experience in retail, having held positions in textile development at Patagonia, Pottery Barn Teen, and The North Face. She earned a bachelor’s degree in textiles and clothing from UC Davis and an MSBA from San Francisco State University.
Sejal Solanki is Chief Marketing Officer at Coyuchi. She previously served as the company’s Vice President of E-Commerce. Before joining Coyuchi, she worked at teen clothing giant Charlotte Russe. She oversees the company’s digital marketing, site experience, brand marketing, and e-commerce strategy.

Marcus Chung is Coyuchi’s COO, overseeing supply chain, sourcing strategy, sustainability, and IT. He previously held positions at notable direct-to-consumer brands Third Love and Stitch Fix, as well as national retailer The Children’s Place. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Margot Lyons is Director of Sustainability and Sourcing at Coyuchi, where she works with strategic partners to ensure all the company’s product sustainability standards are met. She received a master’s degree in textiles and clothing from UC Davis.

Use of Proceeds

This round of funding will be used to increase Coyuchi’s enterprise value through expanded marketing, product category expansion, continued physical presence, and B2B strategic partnerships with wholesalers, and online marketplaces.

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SenesTech Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES)

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

SenesTech, a rodent fertility control company, through its ContraPest(R) and patent-pending Evolve(TM) soft bait lines, is offering an effective, humane, and safe approach to controlling rat populations, and the diseases rodents can bring with them

The company's growing success speaks to the superiority of the company's offerings, along with the overall effectiveness of its products

SenesTech (NASDAQ: SNES), the inventor of the only EPA-registered contraceptive for male and female rats, recognizes the risks associated with growing rodent populations, especially in cities and areas with a substantial human population. Following its years of experience in the field, the company understands the value of a humane and hygienic approach to controlling rat populations, with non-poison approaches that don't threaten other animals. This has driven the development of its unique and effective products, and has given it a major competitive edge over its peers in the sector, promoting the company's rapid and continuing sales increase. SenesTech (NASDAQ: SNES), the leader in fertility control to manage animal pest populations, is planning to release its financial results for the first quarter of 2024, or the period ended March 31,  2024. The company announced that it will release the Q1 financial report on May 9, 2024, after the market closes. In addition, the company will host a conference call/live webcast that same day to discuss the financial report; the call will begin at 5 p.m. Those interested in accessing the call can dial (844) 308-3351 or (412) 317-5407. An archived version of the call will be available on the company's website or by dialing (877) 344-7529 or (412) 317-0088, and then using access code 2801164.

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SenesTech Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) is the rodent fertility control expert and the inventor of the only EPA-registered contraceptive for male and female rats. The company’s technology provides an innovative and humane method for managing rat populations.

SenesTech is focused on developing effective solutions that are grounded in science and proven through research, all while providing value to people, communities and the environment. The company’s passion is to create a healthier world by better controlling rat pest populations. This aim is critical, as, if left unchecked, a breeding pair of rats and their descendants can produce up to 15,000 pups after just one year.

The company strives for clean cities, efficient businesses and happy households – with a product that was scientifically designed to be effective without killing rats. SenesTech is committed to the sustainable, humane treatment of animals, improving the quality of all human life and enhancing environmental stewardship through the global application of its effective solution in fertility control technology.

SenesTech is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.


SenesTech’s first product, ContraPest®, applies revolutionary technology to a global challenge that has persisted since the Middle Ages – the proliferation of rats in urban and agricultural settings. ContraPest® targets the reproductive capabilities of Norway and roof rats. As a highly palatable liquid, the formulation promotes sustained consumption, helping to reduce fertility in both male and female rats, bringing populations down and keeping them down.

The company’s flagship offering can be used as part of integrated pest management (IPM) programs – fitting seamlessly into all IPM programs – to help reduce reproduction and magnify the success of these protocols, or as a standalone solution for customers who want to reduce or eliminate the use of lethal rodent control methods.

In multiple, independent field deployments, ContraPest was shown to reduce rat activity over 90% when added to an existing IPM program.

ContraPest® is registered federally as a General Use Product.

Delivery Systems and New Products

In July 2023, SenesTech began to distribute a new delivery system for ContraPest®, the Isolate Bait System™. This new delivery system brings to market a simple design that enables more efficient deployment, incorporates an enhanced formulation of ContraPest® that is expected to provide improved performance of the fertility control bait in the field and is paired with a new bait station that is more space-efficient and economical.

The other delivery systems available for ContraPest include the Ultimate Bait System™, a tank and tray in a larger format for use with more severe infestations, and the Elevate Bait System™, a unique delivery system that targets above ground infestations, as with roof rats.

SenesTech, as of August 2023, is also in the final stages of releasing a soft bait formulation, which provides the unique attributes of proven fertility control in an industry-familiar format demanded by big box retailers, key e-commerce channels and leading industry pest management professionals.

Market Opportunity

According to SenesTech’s figures, rats cause over $27 billion in damage to public and private infrastructure annually in the United States. Rats also destroy 20% of the global stored food supply every year by consuming or contaminating it.

Rats are known to spread at least 35 diseases, globally posing a dangerous risk to public health and safety. Not only does this age-old problem persist despite extensive campaigns to eradicate it, but multiple sources have reported that post-COVID rat populations have boomed.

Poison-based control methods sicken rats, and they typically die slowly. An animal that eats a poisoned rat may also sicken or die. The global rodenticide market is projected to be worth $1.7 billion by 2026.

In one case study, results reported by the customer showed a $5,000 investment in ContraPest® saved more than $500,000 annually in reduced labor, loss and damage.

Management Team

Joel Fruendt is SenesTech’s President and CEO. He has 15 years of executive leadership in the vector and pest control industries as Vice President and General Manager of Clarke Environmental Inc., a leading vector and pest control products and services company. He has extensive expertise in the development and manufacturing of EPA-registered chemical control products, and the commercialization and sale of those products. He received the ‘Smart Leaders’ award from Smart Business Magazine and holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Tom Chesterman is CFO at SenesTech. He has over 20 years of experience as the CFO of public companies in the life science, tech and telecommunications industries. Most recently, he was the Vice President and Treasurer of GCI, a telecommunications company. Previous to that, he was the CFO of life science companies Bio-Rad Laboratories, Aradigm and Bionovo. He has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an MBA from the University of California at Davis.

Dan Palasky is Chief Technical Officer at SenesTech. Previously he held the title of Vice President of Research & Development at PLZ Corp., a manufacturer of chemical consumer products, serving as the technical expert for its entire product portfolio. He started his career with Camie-Campbell, Inc., as a chemist in the R&D department. Mr. Palasky received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Missouri University of Science & Technology and his MBA in Project Management from Aspen University.

SenesTech Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES), closed Friday's trading session at $0.8622, off by 0.0579576%, on 66,871 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.52/$19.20.

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Clene Inc. (NASDAQ: CLNN)

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

Researchers from The Ohio State University have found that disturbed neuronal activity may cause metabolism issues in individuals who suffer spinal-cord injuries. Findings from an animal study suggest that heart attacks, diabetes and vascular conditions that typically affect patients postspinal-cord injury are a result of neuronal activity that causes abdominal fat tissue compounds to start leaking and pooling into organs, such as the liver. The study also pointed to common drugs that could potentially prevent some of the metabolism issues that occur after spinal-cord injuries. The Ohio State University researchers found a connection between triglyceride breakdown in the fat tissue of mouse models and dysregulated neuron function. Furthermore, they found that a relatively small dose of gabapentin, a drug typically prescribed to alleviate nerve pain, could prevent the harmful metabolic effects seen postspinal -cord injury. Companies such as Clene Inc. (NASDAQ: CLNN) that focus on developing pharmaceutical solutions aimed at protecting neuronal health and treating conditions arising from the degeneration of neurons could explore the suggestion that malfunctioning neurons could be behind some of the ailments that people suffer from after sustaining injuries affecting the spinal cord.

Clene Inc. (NASDAQ: CLNN) is a late clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on improving mitochondrial health and protecting neuronal function to treat neurodegenerative diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis (MS).

Its lead drug candidate is CNM-Au8®, an oral suspension developed to restore neuronal health and function by increasing energy production and utilization by driving critical cellular energy producing reactions that enable neuroprotection and remyelination to increase neuronal and glial resilience to disease-relevant stressors. CNM-Au8 is being studied in various clinical trials, including the Harvard/MGH Healey ALS Platform clinical trial for patients with ALS; RESCUE-ALS, a completed proof-of-concept clinical trial in patients with early symptomatic ALS; the REPAIR trials, completed target engagement clinical trials showing brain energy metabolite change with CNM-Au8; and a completed MS clinical trial for the treatment of visual pathway deficits in chronic optic neuropathy for remyelination in stable relapsing MS. The company also has a nanotherapeutic platform of drug discovery.


CNM-Au8, Clene’s lead asset, is a highly concentrated aqueous suspension of catalytically active, clean-surfaced, faceted gold nanocrystals. Multiple pathogenic insults contribute to neuronal death. Mitochondrial dysfunction and NAD+ decline is a common final pathway in neurodegeneration, with NAD+ as a critical determinant of cell survival and function. CNM-Au8’s catalytic mechanisms target the energetic deficits, oxidative stress and accumulation of misfolded proteins that are common to many neurodegenerative diseases.

The unique catalytic mechanism of action of CNM-Au8 is hypothesized to act as a neuroprotective and remyelinating therapy in neurodegenerative disease states in order to: (1) drive, support and maintain beneficial metabolic and energetic cellular reactions within diseased, stressed and/or damaged cells, (2) directly catalyze the reduction of harmful, reactive oxygen species (“ROS”) and (3) promote protein homeostasis via activation of the heat shock factor-1 pathway, recognized to dampen the cytotoxicity caused by misfolded and denatured proteins, which are known to occur ubiquitously in neurodegenerative diseases.

CNM-Au8 is used in combination with other agents, has no known drug-drug interactions, and is designed to improve function and survival. The clinical effects of both function and survival were seen in its clinical ALS trials, as earlier announced.

More than 500 estimated years of collective exposure across ALS, MS, and Parkinson’s disease participants in CNM-Au8 clinical trials and Expanded Access Protocol (compassionate use) programs have been recorded without any observed safety signals.

CNM-Au8 is a federally registered trademark of Clene Inc. Clene, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, with R&D and manufacturing operations in Maryland, began in 2013.

Market Opportunity

ALS is the most prevalent adult-onset progressive motor neuron disease, affecting approximately 30,000 people in the U.S. and an estimated 500,000 people worldwide, with a life expectancy of typically three to five years. Clene estimates that global ALS treatment sales will be greater than $1 billion annually within the coming few years. Additional treatments affecting daily function and survival remain the market need.

Additionally, there are more than 2 million MS patients globally, and Clene estimates the market size to be worth more than $23 billion annually. While the MS community has been successful at limiting relapses, non-relapsing MS patients continue to clinically deteriorate even while receiving effective immunomodulatory disease-modifying therapies (“DMTs”). A critical unmet medical need remains for therapeutic interventions that protect neuronal function and myelin health independent of immunomodulation to address progression independent of relapse activity.

Management Team

Robert Etherington is President, Director and CEO of Clene. He has more than 30 years of sales, marketing and leadership experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining Clene, he worked at Actelion Pharmaceuticals, the largest biopharma company in the European Union prior to its acquisition by Johnson & Johnson in 2017, where he led that company’s U.S. commercial operations. He began his pharmaceutical sales and marketing career at Parke-Davis, a division of Pfizer, where he rose to the position of Team Leader overseeing the drug Lipitor.

Mark Mortenson is Chief Science Officer at Clene. He is co-inventor of the technology platform developed to produce the company’s therapeutics. He is the inventor or co-inventor on 32 other U.S. patents and hundreds of corresponding international patents. He is a former chief patent counsel responsible for 5,500 U.S. and international patents and patent applications. He holds bachelor’s degrees in physics and ceramic engineering from Alfred University, a master’s degree in materials science from Penn State University and a J.D. from George Washington University.

Benjamin Greenberg, M.D., MHS, FAAN, is Head of Medical at Clene. He is an internationally recognized expert in disorders of the central nervous system. He is currently professor of neurology and Vice Chair of Clinical and Translational Research in the department of Neurology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins, a master’s degree in molecular microbiology and immunology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He served residency in neurology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Morgan R. Brown is CFO at Clene. He has more than 30 years of finance and accounting experience, with 23 years at biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies. He has served in similar roles at Lipocine Inc., Innovus Pharmaceuticals, World Heart Corp., Lifetree Clinical Research and NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. He previously worked at accounting firm KPMG. He is a CPA with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Utah State University and an M.S. in business administration from the University of Utah.

Clene Inc. (NASDAQ: CLNN), closed Friday's trading session at $0.4349, off by 0.4121823%, on 310,225 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.25/$1.09.

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HeartBeam Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT)

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

Tartisan originally released a Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") report in 2022, which confirmed the significant nickel-copper-cobalt mineral resource at its 100%-owned Kenbridge Nickel Project

The PEA noted that the measured and indicated mineral resources represent 3,508,000 tons at 0.70% Ni, 0.35% Cu, and 0.01% Co (54 Mlb Ni, 27 Mlb Cu), while inferred mineral resources represent 1,013,000 tones at 1.21% Ni, 0.56% Cu, and 0.01% Co (27 Mlb Ni, 13 Mlb Cu)

The PEA also indicated a 9-year mine plan based on a 1,500-ton-per-day underground mining and processing operation

The company transitioned to the Advanced Exploration ("AEX") and Project Development Phase following the release of the PEA

The Advanced Exploration and Project Development Phase is designed to expand the company's understanding of the Kenbridge Deposit and enhance the current resource

Located in the Kenora Mining Division in northwestern Ontario, the Kenbridge Nickel Project is the flagship project of Tartisan Nickel (CSE: TN) (OTCQB: TTSRF) (FSE: 8TA), a Canadian mineral exploration and mining development company. The project has an existing shaft to a depth of 622 m (2,042 ft), with level stations at 45 m (150 ft.) intervals below the shaft collar and two levels developed at 107 m (350 ft) and 152 m (500 ft) below the shaft collar. Accessible by gravel roads from paved Highway 71, it is covered by patented and unpatented mining claims totaling 4,108.42 ha and registered to wholly owned subsidiaries of Tartisan Nickel.

HeartBeam Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) is a cardiac technology company that has developed the first and only 3D-vector 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) platform for heart attack detection anytime, anywhere. The company’s proprietary ECG telehealth technology aims to redefine the way high risk cardiovascular patients are diagnosed in ambulatory and acute care settings. HeartBeam’s initial focus is on providing diagnostic data to help physicians with care management of patients with cardiovascular disease.

In August 2022, HeartBeam announced that it submitted its HeartBeam AIMI™ software for approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). HeartBeam AIMI is a platform technology to improve the speed and accuracy of heart attack detection in acute care settings. The company expects FDA approval by the end of 2022, and a full commercial roll-out of HeartBeam AIMI is targeted for Q1 2023.

HeartBeam sees submission of its first product based on its platform technology as an important milestone toward commercialization, which underscores the company’s continued progress toward making the HeartBeam AIMI platform widely available to help emergency department physicians quickly and accurately identify a heart attack.

While the FDA conducts its regulatory review, HeartBeam will focus on executing key components of its commercialization plan and subscription revenue model. It will also continue to engage in discussions with strategic institutions, including academic centers, regional healthcare systems and regional community hospital systems that can utilize HeartBeam products.

The company is based in Santa Clara, California.


HeartBeam’s development portfolio includes two products:

  • HeartBeam AIMI is software that provides a 3D comparison of baseline and symptomatic 12-lead ECG to more accurately identify a heart attack in acute care settings and, as noted above, has been submitted for FDA approval; and
  • HeartBeam AIMIGo™, the first and only credit card-sized 12-lead output ECG device coupled with a smartphone app and cloud-based diagnostic software system for remote heart attack detection.

HeartBeam is developing AIMIGo, a medical-grade detection and monitoring technology for use in remote heart attack detection, thereby allowing physicians to diagnose a patient’s heart attack as it occurs, even if the patient is not at a medical facility. The company’s system, once approved by the FDA, can be used by patients at home or almost anywhere and anytime to help their physicians assess whether chest pain is the result of a heart attack or another cause. While approximately 82% of chest pain ED visits are unnecessary, patients delay approximately 3 to 4 hours after symptoms begin, increasing mortality rates by 40%. The company’s goal is to shorten the time to treatment outside of the medical facility to improve patients’ well-being.

HeartBeam’s AIMIGo is a powerful, portable and easy-to-use prescription-based product. It comprises a smartphone app, a credit card-sized ECG device placed on a patient’s chest, the HeartBeam cloud platform, and a digital portal for the physician to view ECG results and direct patient action. For the first time outside of a medical setting, HeartBeam AIMIGo enables patients and their clinicians to determine if symptoms are due to a heart attack, quickly and easily, so care can be expedited, if needed.

Pending FDA clearance, AIMIGo is initially intended to be available by prescription, and is reimbursable under existing remote patient monitoring codes (RPM codes). This provides a new revenue stream to physicians who before did not have a way to monitor these high-risk patients. The RPM codes provide a monthly reoccurring revenue stream to the company, as well. On average, at current reimbursement rates, the practice will receive $1,300+ per year per patient they monitor, and the company will receive $600 per year per patient from this RPM reimbursement.

Market Overview

Adoption rates of telehealth services increased dramatically in recent years, with the COVID-19 pandemic serving as a major driver of growth. Among the areas seeing the greatest expansion are cardiology, radiology, behavioral health and online consultation.

Encouraging this growth, governments are actively developing new policies and reimbursement guidelines to promote the use of digital health platforms. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), for example, has recently expanded reimbursement for telehealth services. U.S. market growth is also being driven by the rising prevalence of chronic conditions and the growing geriatric population.

Remote heart attack detection is a previously unsolved problem with a massive and underserved market that is several times larger than the $2 billion total addressable market (TAM) in the U.S. for ECG cardiac arrhythmia monitoring.

Approximately 8 million Americans have suffered at least one heart attack, and a total of 18 million have been diagnosed with coronary artery disease (CAD). Based on these figures, HeartBeam projects a total addressable U.S. market TAM valued at $10 billion annually for its AIMIGo solution for remote heart attack monitoring of CAD.

Management Team

Branislav Vajdic, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and Founder of HeartBeam, Inc, combines over 30 years of experience in technology development and senior management positions. Dr. Vajdic has been deeply involved with the development of HeartBeam’s technology to fit his vision for the company. Prior to HeartBeam, from 2007 to 2010, Dr. Vajdic was CEO and Founder of NewCardio, a publicly traded company in the cardiovascular devices space. From 1984 to 2007, Dr. Vajdic was at Intel, where he held various senior management position. At Intel, Dr. Vajdic was the designer of first Flash memory and two key inventions that enabled Flash as a product and led engineering groups responsible for Pentium 1 through Pentium 4 designs. Dr. Vajdic was awarded two Intel Achievement Awards, the highest level of award for outstanding contributions to Intel. Dr. Vajdic is author of numerous patents and publications in the fields of cardiovascular devices, as well as chip design. Dr. Vajdic holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Jon Hunt, Ph.D., has over 35 years’ experience in the medical/medical device industry with extensive domestic and international experience in general management, clinical/regulatory, sales and marketing. He also has diverse experience in Fortune 500 companies, as well as start-up environments. Dr. Hunt was the Vice President of Clinical Science and Technology, Medical Device Innovation Consortium, from July 2019 to July 2021, and Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, Cryterion Medical from January 2018 to June 2019 (acquired by Boston Scientific Corporation in July 2018 for $202M). Dr. Hunt was the Founding President and CEO of Bardy Diagnostics, Inc. from October 2013 to November 2017 (acquired by Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.). Prior to joining Bardy Diagnostics, Dr. Hunt spent the previous 11 years as the Vice President of Clinical & Regulatory Affairs with Cameron Health, Inc. (acquired by Boston Scientific Corporation). Dr. Hunt spent the previous 10 years with Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc., St. Jude Medical and Cardiac Pathways Corporation. Dr. Hunt began his career with Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (now Boston Scientific Corporation) as the Director of Clinical Programs. He subsequently held positions at St. Jude Medical in Clinical Affairs and as the Business Unit Director for the Cardiac Rhythm Management division for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. At Cardiac Pathways Corporation, Dr. Hunt held various executive positions as Vice President of International Sales and Marketing and Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing (acquired by Boston Scientific Corporation). Dr. Hunt received his Ph.D. in Motor Control from The Pennsylvania State University, his Master’s from California State University, Long Beach and his undergraduate degree from Keele University in the United Kingdom.

Rick Brounstein, HeartBeam’s Chief Financial Officer, combines over 30 years of experience in health technology senior management. Since 2017, Mr. Brounstein has been and is currently a partner of Hardesty, LLC, a financial services firm, and Mr. Brounstein is currently a managing director of CTRLCFO, LLC, a firm Mr. Brounstein founded in 2016 to support funded start-ups in life science and technology. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Brounstein was Chief Financial Officer of NewCardio, Inc., a microcap public company in the cardiology space, and, over his career, he has been with nine other companies in life science or technology, holding positions including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Treasurer and Accounting Manager. From June 2001 through November 2007, Mr. Brounstein held several positions at Calypte Biomedical Corporation, a publicly traded medical device company, including Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. In January 2007, Mr. Brounstein was appointed as the National Member Representative for the 2007 COSO Monitoring Project, which published new guidelines for monitoring internal financial controls in February 2009; Mr. Brounstein subsequently was a member of the FEI task force that issued the updated COSO Internal Control Framework in 2013. In March 2005, Mr. Brounstein was appointed to the SEC Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies. Mr. Brounstein earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification while working at Arthur Andersen LLP, formerly a public accounting firm. Mr. Brounstein holds a B.A. in accounting and an M.B.A. in finance, both from Michigan State University.

Ken Persen, HeartBeam’s Chief Technology Officer, combines over 28 years of experience in the medical device and digital health industries in engineering and senior management positions. Mr. Persen has been involved in several companies in Cardiac Rhythm Management, holding positions including Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President and Director of Engineering. Since 2016 and prior to joining HeartBeam, Mr. Persen was the Chief Technology Officer at LIVMOR, Inc., a digital health company. In addition, from 2016 through November 2021, he was also Chief Executive Officer of LIVMOR. Prior roles included Director of Engineering at Cameron Health (acquired by Boston Scientific), a late-stage medical device start up, and engineering and management positions at Guidant Corp. (acquired by Boston Scientific), a large medical device manufacturer. He has an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota, Duluth, with a BA in Computer Science.

HeartBeam Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT), closed Friday's trading session at $2.21, up 0.4545455%, on 55,073 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.06/$3.74.

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Arizona Metals Corp. (TSX: AMC) (OTCQX: AZMCF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Arizona Metals Corp. (TSX: AMC) (OTCQX: AZMCF).

Arizona Metals Corp. (TSX: AMC) (OTCQX: AZMCF) is a mineral exploration company engaged in advancing precious and base metal deposits in the state of Arizona. Its flagship copper-gold-zinc-silver asset is the Kay Mine Project, located in Yavapai County. The company also owns Sugarloaf Peak gold project in La Paz County.

The company in October 2022 received permit approval from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for two new drill pads, located approximately 1,200 meters west of the Kay Mine Deposit. These new pads will allow for testing of the company’s Western Target, while also allowing for drilling of additional coincident anomalies located between the Central and Western Targets. Construction of the drill road for the Central Target (located 500 meters west of the Kay Mine Deposit) is currently underway, with drilling expected to begin in November 2022. Road construction for the Western Target will begin upon confirmation of BLM acceptance of the company’s posted bond, with drilling expected to commence in Q1 2023.

The company is fully funded, with $60 million in cash as of June 30, 2022, to complete the remaining 18,000 meters planned for the Phase 2 program at Kay, as well as an additional 76,000 meters in the Phase 3 program (budgeted at $27 million), which will be used to test the numerous parallel targets heading west of the Kay Deposit, as well as the northern and southern extensions of the Kay Deposit.

Arizona Metals Corp. is based in Toronto, Canada.


Arizona Metals Corp. owns 100% of the Kay Mine property in Yavapai County, which is located on a combination of patented and BLM claims totaling 1,300 acres that are not subject to any royalties. An historic estimate by Exxon Minerals in 1982 reported a “proven and probable reserve of 6.4 million short tons at a grade of 2.2% copper, 2.8 grams per ton gold, 3.03% zinc, and 55 grams per ton silver.” The historic estimate has not been verified as a current mineral resource. None of the key assumptions, parameters, and methods used to prepare the historic estimate were reported by Exxon, and no resource categories were used. Significant data compilation, re-drilling and data verification may be required by a “qualified person” (as defined in National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects) before the historic estimate can be verified and upgraded to be a current mineral resource. A qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify it as a current mineral resource, and Arizona Metals is not treating the historic estimate as a current mineral resource.

The company also owns 100% of the Sugarloaf Peak Property in La Paz County, which is located on 4,400 acres of BLM claims. Sugarloaf is a heap-leach, open-pit target and has a historic estimate of “100 million tons containing 1.5 million ounces (of) gold” at a grade of 0.5 grams per ton. The historic estimate at the Sugarloaf Peak Property was reported by Westworld Resources in 1983. The historic estimate has not been verified as a current mineral resource. None of the key assumptions, parameters, and methods used to prepare the historic estimate were reported, and no resource categories were used. Significant data compilation, re-drilling and data verification may be required by a qualified person before the historic estimate can be verified and upgraded to a current mineral resource. A qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify it as a current mineral resource, and Arizona Metals is not treating the historic estimate as a current mineral resource.

Market Opportunity

The World Gold Council, an industry association representing gold producers with hundreds of mining operations in nearly 50 countries around the world, reports that global demand for gold during the first six months of 2022 was 2,189 tons, a 12% increase in demand over the same period in 2021. Demand came primarily from gold bar and coin investors, jewelry consumers, central bank purchases to bolster currency reserves and technology manufacturing.

The average price per ounce for the period was $1,871, marking a 1% year-over-year increase. The council reported gold mine production for the period was up 3% over 2021 at 1,764 tons. For the remainder of 2022 and into 2023, the council projects flat gold demand with possible slight increases in gold mine production. The council notes that unpredictable geopolitical factors, the Ukraine war for example, and likelihood of global economic slowdown could have significant near-term impact on gold demand and prices.

Management Team

Marc Pais is President and CEO of Arizona Metals. He previously founded and served as President of Telegraph Gold (listed as Castle Mountain Mining), which was acquired by Equinox Gold, a TSX-listed mining company. He has seven years of experience as a Mining Analyst, with a focus on precious metals development companies. He holds a B.Sc. in Geological Engineering (Mineral Exploration) from Queen’s University in Canada.

David Smith is the Vice President, Exploration of Arizona Metals. He has 30 years of global precious metals exploration experience, including codiscovery of the Solidaridad/La Sabila deposit in Mexico with deposits estimated at 1 million ounces of gold. His core areas of expertise are managing mineral projects from acquisition to exploration, resource modeling and mineral project development. He holds an M.Sc. from the University of Oregon and an MBA from Pinchot University/Presidio Graduate School.

Paul Reid is the Executive Chairman of Arizona Metals. He previously founded and served as Executive Chairman of Telegraph Gold (listed as Castle Mountain Mining), which was acquired by Equinox Gold, a TSX-listed mining company. Paul has extensive experience as an Investment Banking professional, involved in raising capital, go-public transactions, and advisory services.

Arizona Metals Corp. (OTCQX: AZMCF), closed Friday's trading session at $1.62, off by 3.5714%, on 133,692 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.21/$3.0595.

Recent News

Cepton Inc. (NASDAQ: CPTN)

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

Cepton Inc. (NASDAQ: CPTN) is a provider of state-of-the-art, intelligent, lidar-based solutions serving a range of markets, including automotive (ADAS/AV), smart cities, smart spaces and smart industrial applications. General Motors (NYSE:GM) has granted a series production award for Cepton’s lidar, the biggest such award to date in the automotive space. Cepton’s is the lidar component of GM’s Ultra Cruise autonomous driving platform. By leveraging its patented Micro Motion Technology (MMT®) lidar platform, the company develops reliable, scalable and cost-effective solutions that deliver long-range, high-resolution 3D perception for smart applications.

Cepton was established in 2016 by co-founders Dr. Jun Pei and Dr. Mark McCord. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, and serves a fast-growing customer base through an international presence spanning North America, Germany, Japan, India and China.

Micro Motion Technology (MMT®)

Cepton was built from the ground up to meet key lidar industry challenges for mass market adoption. This company’s portfolio of proprietary technology is uniquely aimed at facilitating this industry growth through a combination of performance, reliability, affordability and design integration.

Key among its innovations is MMT®, a mirrorless, frictionless, rotation-free 3D imaging platform designed specifically for lidars. Its benefits for OEMs and system integrators include:

  • Reliability – The durable design uses common, easily attainable materials.
  • Versatility – The platform is capable of achieving near- to ultra-long range with a wide field of view.
  • Efficiency – MMT® features a compact form factor, low power usage and inexpensive components.
  • Scalability – Its simple design means that scale-up to high manufacturing volumes is easily attainable.

Because of their compact form factor, Cepton lidars are embeddable and ideally suited for advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) integration, whether behind windshield, in headlamp or in fascia.

Agreement with KOITO

KOITO Manufacturing Co. Ltd., the world’s premier Tier 1 auto lighting supplier, originally started an evaluation of Cepton’s MMT® based lidars in 2018. In 2020, KOITO made an investment in Cepton aimed at accelerating the company’s development and enabling KOITO’s industrialization of high-performance and high reliability lidar sensors for ADAS and autonomous vehicle (AV) applications.

Through this collaboration, Cepton was able to secure the largest ADAS lidar series production award[1] with General Motors as a sole source in the automotive space. The award covers GM vehicles for the initial period of 2023-2027.

On August 5, 2021, the two companies deepened their relationship when KOITO committed to invest a further $50 million in Cepton’s business through its participation in a Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE) offering of shares of common stock of Growth Capital Acquisition Corp. in connection with Cepton’s recent merger.

Collaboration with GM

On July 13, 2021, Cepton announced that it had secured an ADAS lidar series production award from a leading, Detroit-based global automotive OEM – the biggest lidar production award by any OEM to any lidar company. It was later clarified that the OEM was General Motors, and Cepton’s lidar is part of GM’s ADAS Ultra Cruise system.

GM is “expected to deploy Cepton lidars in its next generation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) across multiple vehicle classes and models – not just luxury cars.” As such, the agreement marks the potential for “an industry-first, mass-market adoption of lidar technology for automotive ADAS, with an anticipated deployment in consumer vehicles starting in 2023.”

On July 28, 2021, Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) distributed an article on Medium noting, “Ford has been engaged with Cepton almost since their inception in 2016, both for R&D collaboration and small-scale deployments. Cepton LiDAR are deployed in some of [Ford’s] smart city projects. Based on Ford’s guidance, Cepton delivered a custom version of their LiDAR to enable R&D on advanced ADAS features.”

Market Outlook

Driven by increasing development and adoption in automobile safety applications, environmental mapping and 3D-modeling, the global lidar market is forecast to experience considerable growth over the coming years. A research report published by MarketsAndMarkets suggests that the sector will grow to an estimated $3.4 billion by 2026, achieving a CAGR of 21.6% over the next five years.

The report further highlights increasing investments in lidar startups by automotive giants as a driver of growth opportunities in the sector, particularly in North America.

In 2020, ground-based lidar accounted for the lion’s share of the overall lidar market, and this trend is expected to continue as the automotive sector continues to rapidly advance adoption across the full spectrum of vehicle classes. One factor not to be underestimated is the high barrier of entry and the exceptionally long time required for automotive OEMs to vet and award a production win to a lidar company. It is a commonly held view that the over 50 lidar companies will inevitably coalesce into a handful serving all OEMs.

Cepton, having a head start through its established partnership with leading global OEM GM, is uniquely positioned to capitalize on this market growth in the years to come.

Management Team

Cepton’s founder-led team is made up of lidar industry pioneers with decades of collective experience across advanced lidar and imaging technologies.

Jun Pei, Ph.D., is the company’s CEO and Co-Founder. He is a technology specialist with a focus in optics and electronics. Prior to founding Cepton, Dr. Pei founded AEP Technology, a firm focused on developing advanced 3D optical instruments. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Mark McCord, Ph.D., is Cepton’s CTO and Co-Founder. Prior to founding Cepton, he led advanced development at KLA-Tencor. Dr. McCord also formerly served as an associate professor at Stanford University, where he earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering.

Winston Fu, Ph.D., is the company’s CFO. Dr. Fu is the founder of Silicon Valley venture capital firm LDV Partners. Prior to joining Cepton, he served as CFO and Chairman of Active-Semi before its acquisition. Dr. Fu has also helped to build many technology companies as an entrepreneur and/or board member. He received his Ph.D. in applied physics from Stanford University, as well as an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

[1] Largest known ADAS lidar series production award based on number of vehicle models awarded

Cepton Inc. (NASDAQ: CPTN), closed Friday's trading session at $3.05, off by 2.2436%, on 2,883 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.38/$8.90.

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Bebuzee Inc. (OTC: BBUZ)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlightFathom Bebuzee Inc. (OTC: BBUZ) .

Bebuzee Inc. (OTC: BBUZ), formerly Engage Mobility Inc., is a social platform and streaming service focused on development and deployment of America’s first superapp. The superapp will allow members to watch a wide variety of content, such as movies, series, documentaries and talk shows, on any internet-connected device.

Bebuzee’s technology scans the world’s news, features and information-flow to give its dedicated readers the best of the internet in one place – a one-stop platform for breaking news, interesting and important blogs, videos and photos.

The core features of the superapp include video streaming; photo sharing; Bebuzee Messaging service, which allows users to send text and voice messages and make voice and video calls; Shortbuz, used to make a variety of short-form entertaining videos; Blogbuz, a resource for people without time to scavenge the internet and other sources for news and information; Properbuz global real estate search; global tradesmen search; location reviews of neighborhoods, cities and even regions to help others find their ideal rental or real estate purchase; ShoppingBuz, a unique technology-driven e-commerce platform which gives merchants incredible tools to sell their products; Bebuzee Pay, a mobile payment and digital wallet service that allows users to make mobile payments and online transactions; TravelBuz, an online travel booking service; EventBuz, a ticket exchange and resale platform; and FlightBuz, a flight search engine.

The company is headquartered in Miami.

Introducing the Superapp to Western Markets

A superapp is a mobile phone app that offers a wide range of services within a single platform. This technology allows users to access various services without downloading and switching between multiple apps.

While superapps are popular in many parts of the world, including Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Russia, they have achieved little adoption in Western markets. Perhaps the most widely known superapp is WeChat, which is estimated to have as many as 1.24 billion users, mostly in China.

Bebuzee aims to be the first developer to introduce and grow to widespread popularity a superapp in the U.S. and Europe. It took a strong step toward achieving this goal during the COVID-19 pandemic, when Bebuzee’s user base surged by 78% with over 42 million new users.

Whereas most social platforms are generic and only local postings make them somewhat relevant to local communities, Bebuzee has localized its platform for most countries by providing local content, entertainment and information that is frequently updated and refreshed.

The company says the average age of its superapp users is 39, with female users making up 62.8% of its user base. Its monetization strategy includes sales of video advertising, sponsored posts, banner ads and premium listings, as well as promotion of featured brands and property listings.

Market Opportunity

A report from Allied Market Research, a global market research, consulting and advisory firm, estimated that the worldwide superapps market was valued at $58.6 billion in 2022. The report projects the market to expand to $722.4 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 28.9% for the forecast period.

The report identifies a few of the most popular superapps as Rappi in Latin America, Snapp in Iran, Line in Japan and Yandex Go in Russia and Kazakhstan.

Increasing adoption of mobile services and growing advancements in digital technologies are driving the growth of this market. In addition, a rise in government support for promoting the use of superapps is lending to expansion, according to the report.

Integration of blockchain technology in superapps is likewise anticipated to provide numerous opportunities for the expansion of the market during the forecast period, the report states.

Management Team

Joseph Onyero is Founder and CEO of Bebuzee. He has a background of managing multiple products from ideation to market launch and profitable monetization and has been building commercial web presences since 2005. He has worked as a Chief Marketing Officer and in business development. He previously owned and operated a travel and tourism company. He began in 2005 working on the concept and features that have evolved into the Bebuzee suite. He has grown Bebuzee from a living room start-up into a U.S. publicly traded company.

Claudia S. Spagnuolo is Chief Operating Officer at Bebuzee. She began with the company in 2014 as a user experience manager before being promoted to CMO in 2017. She previously worked as an assistant marketing director at the National Secretariat of the union CISL in Italy. Prior to that, she also worked as a researcher at the Complutense University of Madrid on issues of corporate management. She speaks three languages and holds a bachelor’s in political science and a master’s in administration from the University of Perugia in Italy.

Bebuzee Inc. (OTC: BBUZ), closed Friday's trading session at $0.1255, up 14.0909%, on 76,001 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.01955/$0.359.

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Starco Brands Inc. (OTCQB: STCB)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Starco Brands Inc. (OTCQB: STCB).

Starco Brands Inc. (OTCQB: STCB) is a modern-day invention factory. The company’s unwavering mission is to invent and acquire consumer products and brands with behavior-changing technologies that spark excitement in the everyday.

This consumer product company has grown from a few million dollars in revenue to a current run rate of approximately $67 million in annual revenue in one year.

The company has succeeded by identifying whitespaces in eight core consumer categories and then either: 1) leveraging its internal R&D capabilities and dedicated manufacturing network to invent new technologies and brands or 2) utilizing the management team’s extensive M&A experience to acquire brands that fill the industry void, delighting consumers and retailers alike.

Whether the brand is developed internally or acquired, the company employs a modern marketing playbook to ensure its brands are at the forefront of culture; garnering unprecedented media attention and engagement that supports a robust sales network.

Starco Brands’ core competencies are inventing technologies, acquiring companies, marketing, building trends, pushing awareness, penetrating media (social and otherwise) and executing cutting edge pull-through strategies with a roster of globally recognized celebrities, influencers and media and distribution partners.

A commitment to changing the way people approach everyday activities is innate in the company’s corporate DNA.

The company is based in Santa Monica, California.


Whereas other consumer products companies are content with evolution, Starco Brands has its mind set on creating a revolution across the industry. From disrupting the spirits industry with Whipshots, the world’s only vodka-infused whipped cream, to Soylent, the original food tech company, Starco Brands is putting the CPG world on notice. Its portfolio of brands includes:

  • Whipshots is a first-of-its-kind alcoholic whipped cream launched in 2021 with celebrity partner Cardi B. Consumers have embraced this boozy concoction, putting it on top of cocktails, coffees and desserts, or enjoying it straight from the can. In just over a year, the brand has sold over 2 MILLION cans, making it one of the fastest growing spirits in history.
  • Winona Pure gives consumers movie theatre popcorn in the comfort of their own homes. All the flavor and none of the additives is the story behind these all-natural, non-GMO popcorn seasoning sprays. A simple spray is all it takes to add the perfect pop of flavor to the classic theatre treat.
  • Art of Sport, co-founded by the great Kobe Bryant, is the number one body care brand for athletes. With a growing line of personal care products tested by the world’s greatest athletes, these daily skin essentials give consumers everything they need to feel fresh, stay protected and confident and perform at their peak every day.
  • Skylar is the first and only line of perfumes on the market that are hypoallergenic and safe for sensitive skin. With the strong support of industry titan Sephora, the brand has quickly attracted a loyal following.
  • Soylent is a technological feat. Originally funded by Google Ventures and Andreessen Horwitz, Soylent is dubbed as the world’s most perfect food. Made from sustainably grown plant-based ingredients, Soylent’s line of products is scientifically developed to provide all the functional ingredients, vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates and protein that the body needs – all in convenient, delicious and affordable packages. Soylent’s innovative product line-up includes complete nutrition powders, ready-to-drink shakes, 100-calorie snack bars, high protein nutrition shakes and energy boosting nutrition shakes. Soylent was also the recipient of the 2023 Product of the Year Award by Kantar, a global leader in consumer research.

With award-winning marketing talent, Starco Brands develops robust, integrated marketing plans for every brand in its portfolio, ensuring an impactful presence across all verticals.

Market Outlook

Starco Brands’ varied brand portfolio gives it access to the growth of numerous product categories that are ripe for innovation.

Through its February 2023 acquisition of complete nutrition pioneer Soylent, Starco Brands is positioned to capitalize on the projected growth of the plant-based nutrition space. Research firm Statista valued the plant-based nutrition market at $29.4 billion in 2020 and forecasts its value at nearly $162 billion by 2030, representing a CAGR of 18.7% for the period.

Likewise, Starco Brands gained improved access to the global fragrance market through its December 2022 acquisition of Skylar. According to a report by Grand View Research, the global perfume market was valued at $50.85 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow to a value of nearly $80 billion by 2030, achieving a CAGR of 5.9% over the forecast period.

The company is primed to expand its access to other growth verticals as it advances on its path to invent and acquire behavior-changing technologies and brands.

Management Team

Ross Sklar is the CEO of Starco Brands. A chemical formulator by trade, he started his first company while still in college. Since 2004, he has made over a dozen acquisitions with multiple exits and controls an eclectic collection of industrial, household, personal care and food and beverage manufacturers covering many consumer-packaged goods categories.

Darin Brown is the Chief Operating Officer of Starco Brands. With over 20 years of experience in chemical manufacturing, business development, finance and mergers and acquisitions, he has scaled the company from the ground up. He oversees all internal operations for Starco Brands and is an integral liaison between the company and Mr. Sklar’s manufacturing facilities.

David Dreyer is Chief Marketing Officer of Starco Brands. With over 25 years of experience working with blue chip and startup brands, he oversees all marketing initiatives for the company. Mr. Dreyer comes to Starco having worked with such standout brands as Apple, Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Dr Pepper, Snapple, Infiniti, The GRAMMY’s, Honda and He is also a Professor of Advertising at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication.

Starco Brands Inc. (STCB), closed Friday's trading session at $0.117, off by 6.4%, on 2,000 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 66,400 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.10605/$0.20.

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Eloro Resources Ltd. (TSX.V: ELO) (OTCQX: ELRRF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Eloro Resources Ltd. (TSX.V: ELO) (OTCQX: ELRRF).

Eloro Resources Ltd. (TSX.V: ELO) (OTCQX: ELRRF) is a publicly traded exploration and mine development company with a portfolio of gold and base-metal properties in Bolivia, Peru and Quebec.

The company has an option to acquire a 99% interest in the highly prospective Iska Iska Property, classified as a silver-tin polymetallic epithermal-porphyry complex, a significant mineral deposit type in the Potosi Department of southern Bolivia. Iska Iska is a road-accessible, royalty-free property.

Eloro also owns an 82% interest in the La Victoria Gold/Silver Project, located in the North-Central Mineral Belt of Peru, some 50 kilometers south of Barrick’s Lagunas Norte Gold Mine and Pan American Silver’s La Arena Gold Mine. La Victoria consists of eight mining concessions and eight mining claims encompassing approximately 89 square kilometers. La Victoria has good infrastructure, with access to road, water and electricity, and is located at an altitude that ranges from 3,150 meters to 4,400 meters above sea level.

The company has a strong management and technical team working diligently to uncover the value of both Iska Iska and La Victoria. Eloro is based in Toronto, Canada.


Iska Iska – Potosi, Bolivia

Iska Iska is associated with a Miocene possibly collapsed/resurgent caldera, emplaced on Ordovician age rocks with major breccia pipes, dacitic domes and hydrothermal breccias. The property is wholly controlled by the title holder, Empresa Minera Villegas S.R.L. It is located 48 kilometers north of Tupiza city, in the Sud Chichas Province of the Department of Potosi. This is an important mineral deposit type in the prolific South Mineral Belt of Bolivia. Eloro commissioned a NI 43-101 Technical Report on Iska Iska, which was completed by Micon International Limited and is available on Eloro’s website and under its filings on SEDAR.

A fully financed drill program is currently underway on the property, situated near world-class deposits including Silver Sand, San Bartolomé, Pulacayo, San Cristobal, San Vicente, Chorolque, Tasna, Choroma and Siete Suyos. Iska Iska is in the southwest part of the Eastern Cordillera, which hosts a number of major polymetallic mines and mineral deposits. Drilling and continuous channel sampling results have demonstrated some very high metal values, especially silver and tin, within an immense system, where mineralization has been encountered in every drill hole to date. The company believes there is excellent potential for world-class bulk mineable deposits.

La Victoria – Ancash, Peru

The La Victoria project, targeting gold and silver production, is situated near world-class, low-cost gold producers Pan American Silver and Barrick Gold Corporation. Located in Ancash Department, La Victoria sits on the western slopes of the Peruvian Andes. The property is located 12 hours from Lima, with a travel distance of 600 kilometers. The nearest road accessible population centers from La Victoria are Huandoval, Pallasca and Cabana. The project includes four principal mineralized zones in Peru’s prolific North-Central Mineral Belt – San Markito, Victoria, Victoria South and Ccori Orcco – with excellent potential for gold discovery. Operations at La Victoria are planned to proceed with a 2,000-meter diamond drilling program to test targets to outline potential resources at San Markito. Trenching and sampling confirmed high silver values and veins at San Markito in 2020.

Market Outlook

According to industry association The Silver Institute, the outlook for silver demand is exceptionally promising, with global demand forecast to rise to a record high of 1.112 billion ounces in 2022. The increase will be driven by record silver industrial fabrication, which is forecast to improve by 5%, as silver’s use expands primarily in solar energy and electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing. The institute states that government commitments to carbon neutrality have resulted in a rapid expansion of green energy projects, driving record photovoltaic panel installations which are expected to lift silver demand in this segment to an all-time high in 2022.

Rising demand in the electronics industry is also boosting the demand for tin, which is primarily used in solder. The electronics and electrical industries use solders containing 40-70% tin, which provide strong and reliable joints under a variety of environmental conditions. At present, the majority of the assemblers are using patented tin-and-copper-based solders. Mordor Intelligence estimated tin demand at 387 kilotons in 2021 and forecasts demand growth of 2.5% annually through 2027. Over the medium term, surging demand from the EV market and increasing applications in the electrical and electronics industry is expected to drive the market.

Management Team

Thomas G. Larsen is CEO of Eloro. He has more than 40 years of experience in the investment industry, specializing in corporate finance and management of junior resource companies, raising in excess of C$200 million. He previously held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Champion Iron Limited. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Champion Iron Mines Limited.

Dr. Bill Pearson is Executive VP of Exploration for Eloro. He has more than 40 years of direct experience in the exploration and production of minerals worldwide. He played an integral role in the acquisitions of Desert Sun Mining Corp. by Yamana Gold in 2006 and Central Sun Mining by B2 Gold in 2009. He was formerly VP Exploration at Desert Sun Mining and Senior VP at Central Sun Mining.

Miles Nagamatsu, CPA, is CFO at Eloro. He has over 30 years of experience in accounting, management, lending, restructurings and turnarounds. Since 1993, he has acted as a CFO of public and private companies primarily in the mineral exploration and investment management sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University.

Osvaldo Arce Burgoa is General Manager at Eloro. He is a geological and mineral processing engineer with 26 years of experience in Bolivia. He is a former President of the Bolivian Geological Society, Main Technical Advisor of the National Mining Corporation (COMIBOL) and has served as exploration manager and chief geologist at various mining and exploration companies. He has authored two books on Bolivian geology and holds a doctorate in mining engineering from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan.

Eloro Resources Ltd. (OTCQX: ELRRF), closed Friday's trading session at $1.18, off by 1.6667%, on 16,462 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 40,219 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.8031/$3.03.

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Tartisan Nickel Corp. (CSE: TN) (OTCQB: TTSRF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlightFathom Tartisan Nickel Corp. (CSE: TN) (OTCQB: TTSRF) .

Tartisan Nickel Corp. (CSE: TN) (OTCQB: TTSRF) is a Canadian mineral and battery metals exploration and mining development company. Tartisan’s flagship asset is the Kenbridge Nickel Project. Located in the Kenora Mining District, in the Province of Ontario, the Kenbridge Nickel Project is an advanced staged nickel deposit with a measured, indicated and inferred resource and has an existing 622-meter three compartment shaft.

As the world looks to utilize electric vehicles (EVs) in an effort to reduce air pollution, demand for EV battery metals is on the rise. Nickel is one of these in-demand battery metals, and there are few new, high grade development projects ready to meet this opportunity. Silver, zinc, copper and even lead are also part of this transformation in the EV sector. Tartisan Nickel Corp. is an advanced stage mining development company in a mining friendly jurisdiction. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


The company’s flagship Kenbridge Nickel Project is in the north-central part of the Atikwa Lake area and the south-central part of the Fisher Lake Area in the Kenora Mining District, approximately 70 kilometers east-southeast of the Town of Kenora in northwestern Ontario. The property is accessible via gravel roads from paved Highway 71. The Kenbridge Nickel Project is covered by patented and unpatented mining claims totaling 10,150 acres.

Tartisan’s project portfolio also includes:

  • The Don Pancho Manganese Silver Zinc Project is in a prolific polymetallic mineral belt in central Peru with several operating mines in the area, including the world-class Iscaycruz and Yauliyacu polymetallic mines, operated by Glencore Xstrata PLC, which are located 50 kilometers to the north-northwest. Additionally, Travail Mining Corporation’s Santander silver-lead-zinc mine is located just nine kilometers to the east and Buenaventura’s silver-lead-zinc Uchucchacua mine, which produced 10 million ounces of silver in 2011, is located 63 kilometers to the north.
  • The Turtle Pond Nickel Copper Project includes 105 staked units covering approximately 5,440 acres in northwestern Ontario, approximately 40 kilometers south of the town of Dryden in the Turtle Pond and Ukik Lake area. The claims are located approximately 70 kilometers east of the company’s flagship Kenbridge Nickel Project.
  • The Sill Lake Lead Silver Project is located approximately 30 kilometers north-northeast of Sault Ste. Marie in Vankoughnet Township in the Sault Ste. Marie Mining District of Ontario. The Sill Lake Property comprises 57 contiguous mining claims totaling approximately 2,850 acres.

Market Opportunity

A report by Grand View Research, a market research and consulting company, estimated the global nickel mining market to be worth $50.4 billion in 2022 and projected the market will grow to a value of more than $84.04 billion by 2030, achieving a CAGR of 6.6% over the forecast period.

Nickel alloy is a component of EV, portable electronics and power tool batteries. In addition, nickel is one of the key raw materials of stainless steel. Hence, development in the EV industry and growth in stainless steel end-use industries such as construction, consumer durables and machinery and equipment contribute to the growth of the market.

According to the Nickel Institute, the industry association for the world’s nickel producers, over two-thirds of the world’s nickel is currently utilized in the production of stainless steel.

Management Team

D. Mark Appleby is President, CEO and Director of Tartisan Nickel. He has more than 37 years of experience in a variety of disciplines relating to investment banking, corporate finance and capital markets. His career began at Manulife in the equity and fixed income departments. He later joined First Boston Canada, where he reached the position of Vice President, Bond Trading. Subsequently, he has worked as an investment executive with Scotia Mcleod Inc. and is co-founder of The Atlantis Group. He also served as a Director of Guyana Goldfields Inc. for five years.

Omar Gonzalez is CFO of Tartisan Nickel. He has over 20 years of experience in audit and assurance in South America, as well as five years of public and private audit practice, financial analysis and corporate development in Canada. He has led many assurance and non-assurance engagements for companies in the energy, mining and natural resources, real estate, manufacturing and consumer business sectors. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant in Venezuela and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Universidad Santa María in Caracas.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. (OTCQB: TTSRF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.1283, even for the day, on 11,000 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 10,300 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.04685/$0.139.

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