Penny Stocks CRWE, SAFT, SWY, SGA

Crown Equity Holdings Inc. (CRWE.OB) is a consulting organization which provides and assists small business owners with the knowledge required in taking their company public, and has re-focused its primary vision with its aligned group of independent website divisions to providing media advertising services, as a worldwide online media advertising publisher, dedicated to the distribution of quality branding information, as well as search engine optimization for its clients.

CRWE recently reported that its sales this year have already surpassed $1,000,000.

In addition, CRWE announced that it has launched its website to provide news in France’s native language. Crown Equity Holdings Inc. had previously launched its German website and is launching its Canadian website shortly.

“The new website is one step in many towards the company goal of expanding its footprint internationally, ” commented Kenneth Bosket, President and CEO of Crown Equity Holdings Inc. “Our goal for 2010 is to have all CRWE’s clients’ press releases, articles and news content published in every major financial country’s native language, as well as within cities of every state of our country,” stated Mr. Bosket.

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Safety Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFT) recently reported second quarter 2010 results. Net income for the quarter was $15.1 million, or $1.00 per diluted share, compared to $15.0 million, or $0.96 per diluted share, for the comparable 2009 period.

Net earned premiums for the quarter increased by $4.8 million, or 3.7%, to $136.1 million from $131.3 million for the comparable 2009 period. The 2010 increase was due to the factors that increased direct written premiums combined with decreases in earned premiums ceded to Commonwealth Automobile Reinsurers and partially offset by decreases in earned premiums assumed from CAR.

Safety Insurance Group, Inc. is the parent of Safety Insurance Company, Safety Indemnity Insurance Company, and Safety Property and Casualty Insurance Company which are Boston, MA, based writers of property and casualty insurance. Safety is a leading writer of personal automobile insurance in Massachusetts.

Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY) recently announced today that all Safeway pharmacies in the United States can now administer a new high-dose flu vaccine called Fluzone High-Dose which has been approved by the FDA for use in people 65 years of age and older.

Safeway pharmacies make it easy for everyone to protect themselves by offering flu vaccines on a “walk-in” basis at Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Carrs, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Randalls and Tom Thumb pharmacies while supplies last. Stores that do not have a pharmacy will offer scheduled flu vaccine clinics.

Safeway Inc. is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, based on sales. The company operates 1,712 stores in the United States and western Canada and had annual sales of $40.8 billion in 2009. The company’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SWY.

Saga Communications, Inc. (NYSE Amex: SGA) recently reported the Company’s net income for the second quarter was $3.7 million ($.87 per fully diluted share) compared to $2.7 million ($0.63 per fully diluted share) for the same period last year.

The Company continues to maintain a solid balance sheet with $18.1 million in cash and certificate of deposit balances. Netting cash and certificate of deposits against outstanding debt, the ratio would be 2.9 times.

Saga Communications utilizes certain financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to assess its financial performance. Such non-GAAP measures include free cash flow, trailing 12 month consolidated EBITDA, and leverage ratio.

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Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina Inc. (NASDAQ:PEBK) recently reported net earnings of $864,000 or $0.16 basic and diluted net earnings per share, before adjustment for preferred stock dividends and accretion, for the three months ended June 30, 2010 as compared to $1.4 million, or $0.25 basic and diluted net earnings per share, for the same period one year ago.Total assets as of June 30, 2010 amounted to $1.1 billion, an increase of 7% compared to total assets of $1.0 billion at June 30, 2009.

Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina, Inc. operates as the holding company for Peoples Bank, which provides various banking products and services to individuals and small to medium-sized businesses in Catawba Valley and surrounding communities in North Carolina.

Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc. (OTCMKTS:PEDH) will report its financial results for the first quarter ended August 31, 2010 on Thursday, October 7, 2010 before the market opens. The Company will hold a conference call the same day at 11:00am Eastern Time to discuss its results. Participating in the call will be Brian Beckwith, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Michael DeMarco, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc. is a publisher and marketer of print and digital educational materials for the K-12 school market.

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Penny Stocks high volume gainers: (NG, GSS, UXG, GBG, NGD)

AMEX high volume gainers: (NG, GSS, UXG, GBG, NGD)

NovaGold Resources Inc. (USA) (NYSEMKT:NG) reported the gain of 3.51% to close at $6.19 whereas overall traded volume stood at 1.41 million shares. NovaGold Resources Inc. (NovaGold) is a precious metals company, which is engaged in the exploration and development of mineral properties in Alaska, the United States and British Columbia, Canada. The Company conducts its operations through wholly owned subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures. The Company is primarily focused on gold properties, some of which also have copper, silver and zinc resources.

Golden Star Resources Ltd. (USA) (NYSEMKT:GSS) went up by 1.24% and closed at $4.09 with total traded volume of 1.36 million shares in the last trading day. Golden Star Resources Ltd. (Golden Star) is an international gold mining and exploration company producing gold in Ghana, West Africa. The Company also conducts gold exploration in other countries in West Africa and in South America. It owns controlling interests in several gold properties in southwest Ghana. Through a 90% owned subsidiary, Golden Star (Bogoso/Prestea) Limited (GSBPL), the Company owns and operates the Bogoso/Prestea gold mining and processing operations (Bogoso/Prestea) located near the town of Bogoso, Ghana. Through another 90% owned subsidiary, Golden Star (Wassa) Limited (GSWL), it owns and operates the Wassa open-pit gold mine and carbon-in-leach processing plant (Wassa), located approximately 35 kilometers east of Bogoso/Prestea. GSWL also owns the Hwini-Butre and Benso concessions (the HBB properties) in southwest Ghana.

U.S. Gold Corporation (TSE:UXE) gained by 4.65% and closed at $4.95 whereas traded volume stood at 1.36 million shares for the day. US Gold Corporation (US Gold) is an exploration-stage company. The Company is engaged in the exploration for gold, silver, and other valuable minerals. It holds interests in several exploration properties in the State of Nevada and its properties in Sinaloa State, Mexico. The Company operates in two segments:  Nevada and Mexico. A majority of the Company’s Nevada properties, including its Tonkin and Gold Bar properties are located along the Cortez Trend, in north central Nevada. It also owns property, including its Limo property, on the Carlin Trend, which is located east of the Cortez Trend. The Company’s primary properties in Mexico include the El Gallo Project, the Magistral Mine Property, and the Palmarito Project, in addition to large amounts of unexplored land. The Tonkin Complex is divided functionally into five areas:  the Mine Corridor, Tonkin North, Patty, Keystone, and Tweed.

Great Basin Gold Ltd. (USA) (TSE:GBG) jumped up by 2.29% and closed at $1.79 with overall traded volume of 1.29 million shares in the last trading session. Great Basin Gold Ltd. (Great Basin) is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and trial mining of precious metal deposits. The Company has two material projects, both of which are at the trial mining stage, which consists of the Hollister gold project and the Burnstone gold project. The Company is also conducting early stage exploration on a number of other prospects, primarily in Tanzania and Mozambique. The Esmeralda property was for its ore processing facility, which the Company renovated. During 2009, the Company generated revenue of $33.7 million (US$28 million) from its Hollister operation. The ore was sold under the terms of various toll milling and ore purchase agreements to Newmont Mining Corporation and Echo Bay Minerals Company (Kinross).

New Gold Inc. (USA) (NYSEMKT:NGD) moved up by 2.05% and closed at $4.97 whereas total traded volume stood at 1.17 million shares. New Gold Inc. (New Gold) is an intermediate gold producer with a portfolio of global assets in the United States, Mexico, Australia, Canada, Chile and Brazil. The Company’s operating assets consist of the Mesquite gold mine (Mesquite Mine) in the United States, the Cerro San Pedro gold-silver mine (Cerro San Pedro Mine) in Mexico, and the Peak gold-copper mine (Peak Mine) in Australia. In June 2009, New Gold completed its business combination with Western Goldfields Inc., pursuant to which New Gold acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Western Goldfields. In February 2010, Goldcorp, Inc. announced the acquisition of a 70% interest in the El Morro project, an advanced-stage, copper-gold project located in north-central Chile, Atacama Region. Pursuant to an agreement, El Morro is owned 70% by a subsidiary of Goldcorp, Inc. and 30% by a subsidiary of New Gold Inc.

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Avalon Oil and Gas, Inc. (OTCMKTS:AOGN):

Avalon Oil & Gas, Inc. (Avalon) is engaged in the process of acquiring oil and gas producing properties. In addition, Avalon’s technology group acquires oil production enhancing technologies, which the Company plans to develop into commercial applications. Through its partnership with UTEK Corporation, a transfer technology company, Avalon is building an asset portfolio of technologies in the oil and gas industry. As of March 31, 2009, the Company held a 38% interest in the Grace #1 well, a 27% interest in the Grace #2 well, a 34% interests each in the Grace #3 and Grace #5A wells, and 30% interest in the Grace #6 well (collectively, the Grace Wells). The Company’s wholly subsidiaries include Ultrasonic Mitigation Technologies, Inc. (UMTI), Intelli-Well Technologies, Inc. (IWT) and Leak Location Technologies, Inc. (LLT). It also owns a 75.6% interest in Oiltek, Inc.

Cougar Oil & Gas Canada Inc (OTCMKTS: COUGF):

Cougar Oil and Gas Canada Inc., formerly Ore-More Resources Inc., is an exploration-stage company. The Company focuses on acquiring, exploring, and developing natural resource properties. Its primary focus in the natural resource sector is gold. The Company holds 100% interest in Undersurface Rights No. TD9112, registered against titles with the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia, known as the Petch Claim Group, consisting of eight claims. All claims are located in the Skeena Mining Division, Cassiar Land District, British Columbia, located approximately one mile southeast of Stewart, British Columbia, Canada.

Easylink Solutions Corp. (OTCMKTS: ESYL):

Easylink Solutions Corp., formerly AlgoDyne Ethanol Energy Corp., is a development stage company. The Company effected a change in business and commenced concentrating on developing ethanol and bio-diesel technologies. Up until July 2007, the Company was engaged in the business of buying and selling reclaimed textiles. It generated revenues by arranging the sale of reclaimed textiles to large, international wholesale buyers and, occasionally, to a small number of vintage clothing stores. Since July 2007, AlgoDyne had been seeking business opportunities in the alternative energy industry. The Company’s focus is to create a portfolio of three primary activities (raw materials, wholesale/manufacturing, and retail) in the ethanol and bio-diesel industries. During the year ended August 31, 2007 (effective June 1, 2007), the Company abandoned the business operated by its wholly owned subsidiary, Freshly Pressed Enterprises, Inc.

Golden Spirit Enterprises Ltd. (OTCMKTS: GSPT):

Golden Spirit Enterprises Ltd. is a development-stage company. The Company is focused on the development, production, financing and packaging of film and television programming. In addition the Company is focused to participate in a series of municipal solid waste (garbage) fueled recycling and resource recovery plants. The Company and Eneco Industries is focused to build and operate a series of solid waste recycling and biomass derived renewable energy facility with greenhouse and algae subsystems that utilize its thermal oxidation process system (TOPS) technology to generate electricity for sale to the local power grid.

Green Energy Live, Inc. (OTCMKTS:GELV):

Green Energy Live, Inc., incorporated on January 17, 2007, is a development-stage company. The Company is a renewable energy technology company focused on developing and commercializing energy conversion technology in the emerging field of fossil fuel alternatives. In September 2009, the Company announced the acquisition of Comanche Livestock Exchange, LLC (CLEL), a provider of live animal auctions.

Pacific Blue Energy Corp.(NDA) (OTCMKTS:PBEC):

Descanso Agency, Inc. is a development stage company. The Company intends to establish a Mexican specialized travel service company focusing on the travel industry, which includes wedding and party destination travel. The Company’s specialty includes two types of destination travelers: small and large travel parties, seeking stimulating and entertaining bachelor and bachelorette locations at larger hotels, and travelers seeking quiet romantic weddings and holiday getaway short trips at small boutique hotels. The Company provides with direct access to the romantic hotels, restaurants, secluded beaches and other services. It intends to serve the clients through wedding planners and other specialty travel companies, and directly to its future individual travel clients. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company did not generate any operating revenues.

Bloggerwave Inc (OTC:BLGW):

Bloggerwave’s innovative business model connects corporate clients directly with thousands of pre-approved bloggers around the globe, giving the bloggers the opportunity to write about specific products or services and include a link to the company’s website. Once a company is blogged about, it increases its Internet buzz, credibility, site hits, ranking on search engines –and ultimately, its bottom line.

Muscle Flex Inc. (OTC:MFLI):

Muscle Flex Inc., formerly CelebDirect, Inc., primarily focuses on direct response celebrity incubator. The Company operates in two divisions: Direct Response Marketing and Celebrity Placement / Franchise Opportunities. On September 27, 2007, the Company completed the acquisition of 100% shares of Wallace Marketing and Licensing Group Inc. In October 2007, the Company acquired TV Inc.


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Penny Stocks NNVC, NanoViricides, Inc. UNSS, Universal Solar Technology Inc.

UNSS, Universal Solar Technology Inc. and NNVC, NanoViricides, Inc., NNVC.OB

NNVC is a development stage company that is creating special purpose nanomaterials for viral therapy. NNVC’s novel nanoviricide class of drug candidates are designed to specifically attack enveloped virus particles and to dismantle them.

NNVC is developing drugs against a number of viral diseases including H1N1 swine flu, H5N1 bird flu, seasonal Influenza, HIV, oral and genital Herpes, viral diseases of the eye including EKC and herpes keratitis, Hepatitis C, Rabies, Dengue fever, and Ebola virus, among others.

Dengue is receiving significant international attention as it threatens over 40% of the world population, according to The World Health Organization (WHO).

Dengue cases with significant fatality rates have started rising in tropical countries this year already, as demonstrated by reports from India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, and Colombia, among others.

Dengue is endemic in Asia, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and many countries in South America. Dengue virus infections have occurred in the southern US states, including a current outbreak in Key West, and travel leads to sporadic cases of dengue in the US.

Dengue virus, a member of the Flaviviridae family of viruses that includes West Nile and Hepatitis C viruses, is transmitted to humans via female Aedes mosquitoes.

There are 4 different serotypes of Dengue virus that infect humans.

When a person is infected with Dengue virus for the first time, the disease may not be severe, inducing fever, muscle and joint pain, and rash. When the same person is later infected by a different Dengue virus serotype a more severe disease may develop; Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever/Dengue Shock Syndrome (DHF/DSS) occurs in a significant portion of this population. This DHF/DSS may be due to ADE caused by antibodies produced during the first infection. According to the WHO, fatality rates of DHF/DSS can exceed 20%.

Currently there are no approved vaccines for prevention nor drugs for treatment of Dengue virus infection.

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NNVC’s anti-Dengue drug candidates demonstrated significant protection in the initial animal survival studies of Dengue virus infection. The studies were performed in the laboratory of Dr. Eva Harris, Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley).

Treatment with one of the anti-Dengue NNVC’s nanoviricides led to survival of 50% of the animals for the duration of study in the ADE model. In addition, animals treated with several anti-Dengue nanoviricides survived longer than the control animals treated with vehicle alone. This ADE model of infection is uniformly fatal in 100% of the infected animals within 5 days after infection.

Keep a close eye on NNVC from now on!

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UNSS, Universal Solar Technology Inc., UNSS.OB

UNSS manufacturers solar products and provides solar power systems using advanced manufacturing technologies and equipments.

UNSS‘ products include solar-grade silicon material (ingots and wafers), solar modules, solar lights and solar power systems.

Arizona State University Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory has certified that UNSS Photovoltaic Modules satisfy the standards and requirements of the International Engineering Consortium and has passed the standards for selling products to countries in the European Union.

** UNSS reported the signing of a sales contract for $32,600,000 with CEZ Group, part of the largest electricity producer in the Czech Republic. The contract calls for the delivery of 20MW of monocrystaline solar modules to be delivered by the end of 2010.

The strategic goal of CEZ Group is to become the leader on the Central and Southeastern European electricity market. Apart from the production and sale of electricity, CEZ Group also deals in telecommunications, informatics, nuclear research, planning, construction and maintenance of energy facilities, mining raw materials, and processing energy by-products.

CEZ Group currently belongs among the three largest heat suppliers in the CzechRepublic.

Be sure UNSS is on your watch list!

UNSS could be at the beginning of a rally and you don’t want to be out of the action!

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NNVC and UNSS are on’s RADAR! Do your homework, and like always BE READY for the Action!!!




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Sonus Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: SONS) decreased by 1.01% and closed at $2.95 with traded volume of 1.001 million shares. Sonus Networks, Inc. (Sonus Networks) is a provider of voice, video and data infrastructure solutions for wireline and wireless telephone service providers. The Company’s products include infrastructure equipment and software that enable voice services to be delivered over Internet protocol (IP) networks. Its products also interoperate with network operators’ existing telephone infrastructure. Sonus Networks sells its products principally through a direct sales force in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Japan and Asia-Pacific. The Company’s target customers consists of both traditional and emerging communications service providers, including long-distance carriers, local exchange carriers, Internet service providers, wireless operators, cable operators, international telephone companies and carriers that provide services to other carriers.

Joe’s Jeans Inc. (NASDAQ: JOEZ) closed at $1.95 after moving down by 4.41% whereas overall traded volume stood at 979,506 shares for the day. Joe’s Jeans Inc. (Joe’s) is engaged in designing, developing and marketing of its Joe’s products, which include denim jeans, related casual wear and accessories. The Company designs, develops and markets, and relies on third parties to manufacture its apparel products. The Company sells its products to numerous retailers, which include department stores, specialty stores and distributors worldwide, and through its retail stores. Joe’s primary operating subsidiary is Joe’s Jeans Subsidiary Inc. In October 2008, the Company opened its first retail store in Chicago, Illinois and operates one additional retail store in San Francisco, California and four outlet stores in outlet centers around the country. During the fiscal year ended November 30, 2009 (fiscal 2009), the Company launched a line of unisex woven shirts in different fits and fabrications called The Shirt and branded it with the Joe’s logo. During fiscal 2009, the Company also launched a line of denim leggings for women.

Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OREX) plunged by 2.51% and closed at $4.67 with total traded volume of 961,234 shares in the last trading session. Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (Orexigen) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of pharmaceutical product candidates for the treatment of obesity. Its combination product candidates targeted for obesity are Contrave which has completed Phase III clinical trials, and Empatic, which has completed Phase II clinical trials. Contrave is a combination of two drugs, bupropion and naltrexone, in a sustained release (SR) formulation. Bupropion is a prescribed antidepressant and smoking cessation medication; naltrexone is a treatment for alcohol and opioid addiction. Empatic is a combination of bupropion SR and zonisamide SR. Zonisamide, in a release formulation, was approved in the United States for the adjunctive treatment of partial seizures, a form of epilepsy. These product candidates regulate appetite and energy expenditure through the central nervous system (CNS)

Hercules Offshore, Inc.  (NASDAQ: HERO) closed at $2.53 after reporting the fall of 4.17% whereas overall traded volume stood at 952,354 shares for the day. Hercules Offshore, Inc. (Hercules Offshore) provides shallow-water drilling and marine services to the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry globally. It provides these services to national oil and gas companies, major integrated energy companies, and independent oil and natural gas operators. As of February 24, 2010, the Company owned a fleet of 30 jackup rigs, 17 barge rigs, three submersible rigs, one platform rig, a fleet of marine support vessels and 60 liftboat vessels. In addition, Hercules Offshore operates five liftboat vessels owned by a third party. The Company owns four retired jackup rigs and eight retired inland barges, all located in the United States Gulf of Mexico, which are not expected to re-enter active service.

Powerwave Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: PWAV) witnessed the correction of 2.08% to close at $1.88 with total traded volume of 944,609 shares in the last trading day. Powerwave Technologies, Inc. (Powerwave) is a global supplier of end-to-end wireless solutions for wireless communications networks. The Company’s business consists of the design, manufacture, marketing and sale of products to improve coverage, capacity and data speed in wireless communications networks, including antennas, boosters, combiners, cabinets, shelters, filters, radio frequency power amplifiers, remote radio head transceivers, repeaters, tower-mounted amplifiers and advanced coverage solutions. The products are utilized in wireless networks globally, which support voice and data communications by use of cell phones and other wireless communication devices. Powerwave sell the products to both original equipment manufacturers, which incorporate the products into their base stations.

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Penny stock Aluf Holdings, Inc. AHIX

Aluf Holdings, Inc. OTC Ticker symbol AHIX 

The company has market capital of $77,626 and the company focuses on acquisition of the software and technological platforms. This holding company operates with management, acquisition and development of proprietary software. The headquarters of the company are located in Hollywood (Florida). There is strong potential growth with the best business plan designed for the company’s increased stocks. The mission of the individual is to create the appropriate shareholder value by pursuing the new growth opportunities with improved profitability.

The company is committed to maintain dignity, integrity and excellence in the operations of business and professional ideologies. There are best ethics followed in the relationships with shareholders, employees and other providers.

The daily range of these penny stocks is $0.0001 – 0.0002 and average volume of 17,282,573 shares. AHIX began its services in 2017 and hence, the charts are not developed to see the progress. The plans offered by the company are very lucrative and the company has the champions involved in making a strong base.

The company is engaged in new mergers and acquisitions, which increases the scope for the stocks to grow. It even completed all the aspects with due diligence review and commits to carry forwards the activities in the decided time span. The collaboration with TC has average annual revenues of $12.5 million for previous three years. The closing stage was reached with the involvement of best techniques and hard work gathered with cooperation of the company members. The progress of this transaction can improve the ratings and stock price of the company and lead it towards a better level.

Aluf Holdings, Inc. (AHIX) has the major service driven approach for developing and selling the proprietary software. These applications are built for the clients in a customized way. The major strategy is to build up a diverse enterprise software company giving better growth in the business sectors. It has a strong potential for growth with the well organized business plan and a clubbing of the best people in the sector. You can check out the link to get all the information in detail.

The comprehensive quotes of AHIX will change with time and it is thought that there will be better scopes for these products in the coming future. The services of application software is required almost in every industry and hence, the scope of Aluf Holdings, Inc. has prospects to grow as well.

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Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE:KGC)

As you might have noticed, all kinds of gold stocks have dropped in value considerably more than the actual spot price of the commodity. There is a lot of value developing in the gold sector of the stock market, and it’s time to be looking at new positions.

There’s no catalyst yet for gold prices to spike or begin a new upward trend, and accordingly, there’s no catalyst for gold stocks to accelerate just yet. We may see the spot price of gold jump if the Federal Reserve decides to enact further stimulus for theU.S. economy. Regardless, stock market valuations are becoming much more attractive, and I think it’s increasingly likely that spot gold will accelerate throughout 2013.

Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE:KGC) illustrates perfectly the disproportionate performance of a gold stock versus the modest decline in the spot price of the commodity. Kinross has had a tough year on the stock market and was trading well over $15.00 a share this time last year.


Another example of a gold stock that’s had a tough time on the stock market recently is IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE/IAG), which basically lost half its value since November of last year. Weaker prices for gold stocks are pretty much across the board—from large-caps to micro-caps. The stock market has been disproportionately hard on gold stocks this year, and that is why I’m saying that speculative investors should now be taking a closer look at the sector.

The most important attribute that a gold mining company can offer you is rising production. Institutional investors know that the spot price of gold can be volatile, but nobody expects the commodity to collapse or anything even close to that. Spot gold over $1,000 an ounce is total gravy for a gold miner. The vast majority of producers have cash costs around $500.00 an ounce. As an investor, all you really need to find are those companies on the stock market with solid expectations for rising production on a near-term basis and one year out. Despite all the cash that’s been thrown at the gold mining sector over the last few years, there actually are very few small gold companies that have this expectation. Just like anything else, extracting resources from the ground is a tough business.

The stock market is going to be in trouble if the Federal Reserve doesn’t take further action. It’s unfortunate that the stock market is making this bet, but that’s how it is. Everything, including gold and oil, is vulnerable if the Federal Reserve doesn’t do more to help the economy. Unless the economic data suddenly take off to the upside, the outcome rests with the Fed.

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Top Ten Penny Stocks NASDAQ PCYO

When it comes to utility stocks, very few are penny stocks. Most utility stocks are large firms with slow    growth and very little upside. However, not all utility stocks are like this, which is proven by the stock we’ll look at today. This company is involved in a resource we all need: water.

Pure Cycle Corporation (NASDAQ/PCYO) is a company that serves the Denver area by operating and maintaining the water and waste systems. The firm provides many of the same functions as some utility stocks, by treating, storing and delivering water to customers. It’s quite rare to find penny stocks in the same arena as large utility stocks. The company has water rights from groundwater, surface water, and reclaimed water. This is in addition to wells, pipes, reservoirs, and treatment facilities.

One of the biggest areas to watch for in utility stocks over the next decade is the water sector. Water is going to be in demand and utility stocks that can help meet this need should do quite well. In this sector, there are few penny stocks that have the existing base of clients and infrastructure that Pure Cycle does. The company is quite small, with a market capitalization of just over $50.0 million, but it has no debt and trades at just over one times book. The company needs to start generating profits before the stock price can really move up. The initial steps have been made, now the execution needs to occur.

In addition to water reservoirs and pipes, the company owns over 17,000 acres of farmland in Colorado, which it to farmers. The growth of oil and natural gas production from fracturing of wells is also creating great demand for water. This demand for water will help profits for utility stocks across the U.S., as these new extraction technologies will put a strain on existing facilities. This means more companies are needed to clean the water, store it if need be, and ultimately find a way to get water to customers.

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While many penny stocks have been down this year, Pure Cycle has held up well. Following the huge rise in January where the stock almost doubled, it was certainly due for a pullback. One worrisome area is the circled region on the chart. This broke the uptrend that started earlier this year and now the stock is having trouble moving above the 200-day moving average. I would keep this name on my watch list along with other penny stocks that are still not yet generating strong profits. When penny stocks turn the corner to profitability, this is the time to start accumulating. I would also look at the technicals, not just of this stock, but all penny stocks. With so much resistance on the way back up, I would wait until the road is clear before stepping into any penny stocks with this technical profile.

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Precious metals stocks

Mining companies are mostly undervalued in this market. While the spot price of silver is lagging with other precious metals, gold prices are holding up well, and there remains a lot of anticipation about an upward price spike in that commodity.

If I had one precious metal in which to speculate it would be gold, even at its current level. Mining companies still have lots of cash on their balance sheets, and the way the world is going, gold is likely to become a reserve currency. If things in the global economy get better, then gold will accelerate in price; if they don’t, global investment risk should keep gold prices right around current levels. The stability in today’s gold prices is very helpful for mining companies that can better plan their operations with an underlying commodity that’s not going down.

Surveying the universe of mining stocks, I definitely view the group as undervalued. There are now a number of well-managed mining companies with solid production growth that are cheaply valued on the stock market. This is the way it works in the mining sector; the Street basically ignores the group until the spot price of gold has already moved, and then institutional investors pile in. I’d be a buyer of select mining companies in this market at this time, and it’s because of the value, not my expectation for rising gold prices.

Even large-cap mining companies are currently taking it on the chin. Consider Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE/ABX), which was trading around $47.00 a share at the beginning of the year. Currently trading around $32.00 a share, the spot price of gold is down only slightly since January, yet ABX is down about 50.0%.


Barrick Gold is currently trading at a price-to-earnings ratio of less than eight and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. The stock is right at its 52-week low and is one of the few mining companies with solid expectations for earnings growth in 2013. Barrick Gold is a large-cap stock, but it clearly illustrates how institutional investors have abandoned the gold sector. In my view, the trading action in the majority of mining companies highlights an attractive new entry point for investors.

Spot gold looks like its getting ready for a breakout on the charts, but to do so it will need a catalyst. I think there’s a good chance for gold to break out of its current trading range based on new policy action from the Federal Reserve and in Europe. As a group, mining companies have been beaten up pretty good, and valuations are attractive. As I say, gold needs a catalyst for another big move. I think one is not too far off.

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