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Recent Standout Market Movers
Our filtered market movers focus on small-cap stocks with a market capitalization of less than $500 million, although lower priced larger-cap stocks can also qualify. We look for stocks with some combination of unusually high trading volumes with upward price action, seemingly constructive chart trends or breaking 52-week or all-time highs, and recent news. News releases provide our company description and an idea of whether additional news flow can be expected—for example buyouts and mergers are excluded as these are usually one-time events, whereas news about a product patent or drug approval, or a mining company's drill program can play out for months.
Please keep in mind that while a Trend Trader might believe that a stock in motion tends to stay in motion, a Short Trader or Market Maker might instead argue that what goes up must come down. In any event market movers provide a snapshot of what's moving that day, but are not recommendations.
Our Filtered Mid-Day Market Movers Recap of last week's tracked stocks will be emailed tomorrow. Here's 20 notable market movers as posted live multiple times on our homepage in previous weeks:
(TSXV: LOT) TomaGold Corp $0.175 $0.225 $0.24 $0.29 $0.315 $0.33 Wk-H: $0.41 Now: $0.33
IIROC Trade Resumption; TomaGold Now Confirms High Gold Grades on Three Drill Sections 50 Metres Apart, Incl. 32.6 g/t Gold Over 6.0 m, 26.0 g/t Gold Over 5.7 m and 48.9 g/t Gold Over 3.5 m
(TSXV: QIT) Quinto Real Capital Corp $0.22 $0.60 $0.64 $0.86 Wk-H: $0.98 Now: $0.71
Quinto has an option for up to 70% of the Monster Lake gold property in the Chibougamau Quebec mining camp, where a 3,500-metre drilling program is underway with TomaGold.
(TSXV: AMW) Alpha Minerals $2.41 $2.68 $2.95 $2.83 $2.93 $3.39 $3.70 Wk-H: $3.98 Now: $3.52
Alpha Expands Discovery Zone to 50m Wide with 4 Step-Out Holes Hitting 'Off-Scale' Radioactivity; 57.5 Meters With High Grade Uranium in Hole PLS 13-038 Located 385 Meters East of Discovery
(TSXV: ZEN) Zenyatta Ventures $1.46 $1.51 $1.49 $1.78 $2.10 $1.85 Wk-H: $2.50 Now: $1.96
Ultra-High Purity of 99.96% Carbon Yielded from 2nd Series of Tests on Albany Graphite Samples
(TSXV: MMT) Mart Resources Inc. $2.00 $2.08 $2.27 $2.13 Wk-H: $2.31 Now: $2.07
Our Guru Trader Tweet first posted MMT at $0.68 in Nov. 2010. Umusadege Feb. oil production of 6,458 BOPD (calendar days) 12,740 BOPD (production days), 181K barrels net before pipeline losses
(TSXV: VCA) Invicta Energy Corp. $0.34 $0.38 Wk-H: $0.395 Now: $0.38
Gradual stair-step up-trend since July, this micro-cap O&G explorer is developing its Viking play in Saskatchewan, reports +78% 2012 oil reserves; record field production and $18M credit facility
(TSXV: GRB) Greenbriar Capital Corp. $1.17 Wk-H: $1.50 Now: $1.40
Tight 11M share structure, keeps making new highs, broke above $1 Feb. 25. Greenbriar negotiates 100 MW solar PPA in Puerto Rico and enters into escrow to sell its 650-lot subdivision in California
(TSXV: KLH) Stellar Biotechnologies Inc. $0.54 $0.64 Wk-H: $0.72 Now: $0.54
Exceeds Aquaculture Capacity Goals; Files Provisional App for Patent for KLH Adjuvant Innovations
(TSXV: AYA) Amaya Gaming Group Inc. $5.08 Wk-H: $5.64 Now: $5.45
Compelling 3-year chart, will more US states legalize online gambling? Amaya provides online, mobile and land-based gaming products, Circus Group launches full suite of Amaya casino games
(TSX: LGC) Luna Gold Corp. $3.85 Wk-H: $3.95 Now: $3.70
Lately it's rare to find any gold producer near—let alone breaking—its two-year highs. Luna's projects are in Brazil, Announces Timing of Upcoming News Events; New Director; Secured Credit Facility; 2013 Guidance; Positive Assay Results From the Touro Target and Continues Drilling
(OTCQB: AAMRQ) AMR Corporation $1.90, $2.52 Wk-H: $3.12 Now: $3.10
American Airlines and US Airways to create a premier global carrier - The New American Airlines
(OTCBB: LTNC) Labor SMART Inc. $0.58 $0.69 $0.665 Wk-H: $0.82 Now: $0.72
Labor SMART, a provider of On-Demand temporary labor, Reports February Revenues +115%; Adds Former Labor Ready COO & Executive VP; New Corporate Office, tight float; Expansion Update
(NASDAQ: ZNGA) Zynga Inc. $3.00 $3.39 $3.60 $3.23 $3.62 $3.58 Wk-H: $3.69 Now: $3.57
ZNGA was last tweeted at $2.97 on February 6. Zynga is the world's leading provider of social games with more than 295M monthly active users playing its games such as FarmVille and Zynga Poker.
(NASDAQ: SIRI) Sirius XM Radio Inc. $3.11 Wk-H: $3.25 Now: $3.21
SIRI has been tweeted 18 times since $0.73 in 2010. World's largest radio broadcaster with 24M subs.
(NASDAQ: SBGI) Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. $15.83 Wk-H: $18.32 Now: $18.25
Up-trend since 2009; Sinclair & DirecTV reach retran agreement; to purchase Barrington TV stations
(NASDAQ: FRGI) Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc. $21.56 Wk-H: $24.36 Now: $24.09
Fiesta, with 251 owned and 43 franchised fast-casual ethnic restaurants under the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana brand names, Announces Q4 and Full Year 2012 Results on February 28, 2013
(NASDAQ: UNXL) Uni-Pixel Inc. $23.23 Wk-H: $28.00 Now: $27.00
UniPixel provides Performance Engineered Films to the touch screen and other markets, to Present at ROTH Capital Partners 25th Annual Growth Stock Conference on March 19; Q4/FY 2012 results
(NYSE: MTG) MGIC Investment Corp. $2.98 $3.60 Wk-H: $6.19 Now: $4.91
Mortgage and housing related stocks have been on a tear again. We first tweeted MTG at $2.03 on October 17. MGIC is the largest private mortgage insurer of $162.1B for 1M U.S./Puerto Rico homes; Monthly Operating Stats; Pricing of over $1.1B stock/notes offering; Reports Q4 2012 Results
(NYSE: SLCA) US Silica Holdings $21.85 $23.84 Wk-H: $27.86 Now: $26.43
US Silica, the second largest domestic producer of commercial silica (critical to the O&G industry), Announces Financial Guidance and Q4/Fiscal 2012 Results
(NYSE: BKS) Barnes & Noble Inc. $14.70 Wk-H: $16.92 Now: $16.69
Barnes & Noble, the leading retailer of content, digital media and edu. products, NOOK Free Fridays, Video Partnerships with Major Studios; Fiscal 2013 Q3 Results; to Evaluate Sale of Retail Business
Two New Potential Uranium Catalysts
Since before Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident, which occurred two years ago as of Monday, our newsletters have regularly discussed the long-term growth prospects of uranium and various uranium mining companies from junior explorers, to development stage companies, to major producers. It's no secret that we see nuclear energy as the only practical bridge away from burning dirty fossil fuels—for a growing world that requires abundant, reliable, low-cost and environmentally safe energy.
The market recognized this in 2010, and into 2011, with uranium being one of the hottest sectors. However since Fukushima, prices for U3O8 and for most uranium mining stocks have been slashed drastically. We believe that the extent and duration of this sell-off is overdone as the facts at World-Nuclear.org/info/reactors.html continue to show that nuclear energy worldwide is still growing rapidly—with more nuclear plants now in construction or planned than even before Fukushima.
Our February newsletter had a section called Uranium Poker & Russia's Tell, that discussed how to read between the lines for more information about the uranium industry. It also describes six key catalysts that may jumpstart prices of U3O8 and uranium mining stocks this year.
More analysts are warming-up to uranium miners again, with report titles containing phrases such as the rebound, revival, or renaissance expected in the uranium industry. In addition to the catalysts that we wrote about last month, a recent analyst report focused on two new potential uranium catalysts—events in Kazakhstan and Mali that may cause uranium supply disruptions.
Kazakhstan is the world's largest producer of uranium. The 7-page February 4th report mentions that a mid-January storm caused severe damage to power lines, resulting in power outages at uranium mines in the Sozak region. Halted uranium mining could take 6-8 weeks to resume, with a maximum impact on supply of 2.4 to 3.2 million pounds of U3O8 this year.
The report also mentions the recent military actions in Mali, West Africa—that have been intensifying lately. The French government is involved, presumably to protect Areva's 63.4% owned Arlit and 34% owned Akouta mines in neighbouring Niger—another major uranium producing nation. These two mines will produce 10.9 million pounds or 7% of the world's uranium supply in 2013.
These events are still playing out. Another point to consider is that unlike some other commodities with more gradual price trends, over the past decade uranium has seen extremely sharp spikes and sell-offs from less than $40lb. to $137lb. and back again—see long-term monthly spot price chart.
Until prices clearly turn higher again, we remain focused more on companies that are better positioned to move higher first—with mines in development—rather than pure exploration plays. As shown there are several catalysts that could spark the next uranium rally at any time this year, as production worldwide is tight enough that unexpected political turmoil or even bad weather can have a material effect on supply—and at some point on U3O8 spot prices.
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