EVPH, UCIA, ENSL, XSNX, UNDT, THWI
Our Stocks to Watch today include Everybody's Phone Co. (OTC: EVPH), UCI Medical Affiliates Inc. (OTC: UCIA), Entech Solar Inc. (OTCBB: ENSL), XsunX Inc. (OTCBB: XSNX), Universal Detection Technology (OTCBB: UNDT) and Thwapr Inc. (OTCBB: THWI).
STOCKS TO WATCH
EVERYBODYS PHONE COMPANY (OTC: EVPH)
"Up 114.74% in morning trading"
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Everybody's Phone Company (EVPH) is expanding their services to include pre-paid energy, utility, and internet services. EVPH also plans to buy and consolidate defaulted mortgage loans. Simultaneously, EVPH will be in close contact with those who need their services most through buying defaulted loans. EVPH started out acquiring heavily discounted telephone service from the incumbent local exchange carriers, such as AT&T and Verizon, and reselling the services at premium rates on a prepaid basis yielding above average profit margins and mitigating bad debt. Once EVPH achieves critical mass in Texas, it plans to expand its prepaid telecommunications products, utility services and debt buying abilities nationwide.
March 15 - Everybody's Phone Company Announces Partnership With AT&T and Verizon in an $8 Billion Federally Funded Program
Everybody's Phone Company (OTC: EVPH) announces that through an agreement with local telephone companies AT&T and Verizon the Company now offers two federally funded programs, the Lifeline Assistance ("Lifeline") and Link-Up America ("Link-Up") to low-income customers who qualify. The programs are part of the Universal Service Fund (USF) which will distribute more than $8 Billion annually toward helping qualified low income consumers pay for basic telephone service through discounts and subsidiaries. The staff of Everybody's Phone Company will attend training with AT&T in anticipation of having new customers sometime in May 2011.
Lifeline and Link-Up fall neatly into Everybody's Phone Company's goals of helping low-income families enjoy the comforts of modern living. The Company already has enacted programs to aid churches and non-profit organizations provide phone service for the elderly and needy. Paired with giants like AT&T and Verizon, the company is poised for multiple sources of supplemental revenue through various community outreach programs.
Steven H. Bethke, President, states, "Being a part of these types of programs allows us to take joy in our work, joy which is usually uncharacteristic of utility providers. Through our partnerships with AT&T and Verizon as part of the USF we can provide real solutions to those who need telephone service while knowing that the money is already there to increase our bottom line. We never have to feel as if we are robbing someone's pocket-book or worry about incurring debt; it is with a clear conscience that we anticipate welcoming customers sometime in May 2011."
UCI MEDICAL AFFILIATES INCORPORATED (OTC: UCIA)
"Up 122.22% in morning trading"
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UCI Medical Affiliates, Inc. ("UCI") is a Delaware corporation incorporated on August 25, 1982. Operating through its wholly-owned subsidiary, UCI Medical Affiliates of South Carolina, Inc. ("UCI-SC"), UCI provides nonmedical management and administrative services for a network of 68 freestanding medical centers, 67 of which are located throughout South Carolina and one is located in Knoxville, Tennessee (43 operating as Doctors Care in South Carolina, one as Doctors Care in Knoxville, Tennessee, 20 as Progressive Physical Therapy Services in South Carolina, one as Luberoff Pediatrics in South Carolina, one as Carolina Orthopedic & Sports Medicine in South Carolina and one as Doctors Wellness Center in South Carolina).
February 14 - UCI Medical Affiliates, Inc. Reports First Quarter Results For Fiscal Year 2011
UCI Medical Affiliates, Inc. (OTC: UCIA) announced that it had filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2010.
Revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 were $22,112,826, an increase of $244,096, or 1.12% over revenues of $21,868,730 for the quarter ended December 31, 2009. Net income was $619,340, or $0.06 per share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 compared to net income of $234,297, or $0.02 per share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2009.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Stout, MD, stated, "We are very pleased with our operating results in the first quarter of our 2011 fiscal year. In fact, this was the best first quarter in the Company's history. Our business may be influenced by seasonal factors and the first quarter of our fiscal year is usually very challenging for us. Our goal is to build on our excellent first quarter results throughout the remainder of our 2011 fiscal year."
Joe Boyle, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, stated, "Our improved operating results in the first quarter reflect a combination of revenue growth, operating expense control and our continued focus on controlling our general and administrative expenses. As we continue into 2011, we will maintain as a high priority the improvement of our operating margin. Our cash position remained strong during the quarter and even though we did not increase our cash reserves, we were able to fund all our capital expenditures out of internally generated cash."
ENTECH SOLAR INCORPORATED (OTCBB: ENSL)
"Up 28.85% in morning trading"
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Entech Solar, Inc. is a leading developer of renewable energy technologies and sustainable daylighting solutions for the commercial, industrial and utility markets. Entech Solar designs concentrating solar modules that produce electricity from sunlight as part of the SolarVolt™ product line. The Company also manufactures and markets the Entech™ Tubular Skylight, a state-of-the-art tubular skylight that provides superior light output and optical efficiency for the commercial and industrial green building initiatives.
December 23 - Entech Solar Announces Appointment of Carl Pope to Board of Directors
Entech Solar, Inc. (OTCBB: ENSL) (the “Company”, “Entech Solar”, or “Entech”), a leading developer of renewable energy technologies and sustainable daylighting solutions, today announced that Carl Pope, Chairman of the Sierra Club, has been appointed to its Board of Directors and to the Special Committee of the Board.
"Entech Solar is very pleased to welcome Carl to our Board of Directors. Carl brings a great deal of experience in working with individuals, companies, associations and governments to help make our planet a more environmentally friendly place to live. His expertise and insight will be helpful as we move toward commercializing Entech Solar’s new generation of environmentally friendly products including our concentrating solar modules and tubular skylights," said David Gelbaum, CEO and Chairman of Entech Solar.
Mr. Pope has been the Chairman of the Sierra Club since March 2010, after serving for more than seventeen years as the Sierra Club's Executive Director. Mr. Pope received a B.A., summa cum laude, from Harvard College in 1967 and is the author or co-author of several books and articles on environmental issues.
XSUNX INCORPORATED (OTCBB: XSNX)
"Up 26.19% in morning trading"
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Xsunx, Inc., a thin-film photovoltaic (TFPV) company, focuses on developing thin film photovoltaic (TFPV) amorphous silicon solar cell manufacturing processes to produce TFPV solar modules. Its product includes XsunX ASI-120 module, which is a 125 peak watt TFPV solar module utilizing glass substrates and a proprietary semiconductor manufacturing system. XsunX ASI-120 provides for a module delivering high power output, and size and framing that would allow for the use of various existing mounting systems. The target markets for the TFPV solar module include solar farms, government agencies, and utility companies, as well as power purchase agreements and large commercial installations worldwide. The company, formerly known as Sun River Mining, Inc., was incorporated in 1997 and changed its name to XsunX, Inc. in 2003. XsunX is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California.
March 14 - XsunX Signs CIGSolar Purchase and License Commitment with Energy Company
Multi-megawatt commercial customer for the company's breakthrough CIGSolar technology
XsunX, Inc. (OTCBB: XSNX), the developer of hybrid, thin-film photovoltaic (TFPV) solar cell technologies and manufacturing processes, today announced the company has entered into an agreement with Globe Future Technology Development Co., Ltd. (Globe Future) for the purchase of manufacturing systems and an operating license for XsunX's CIGSolar™ technology. Under the agreement, XsunX will provide Globe Future with an initial baseline production system, and an additional 30 MW CIGSolar production system to produce CIGSolar cells.
Joseph Grimes, XsunX's President and COO, commented, "We are very fortunate to solidify this agreement with Globe Future. This agreement further supports our business model and technology plan to introduce to the global market solar technologies that are truly unique and competitive with silicon cell technology." Mr. Grimes added, "XsunX continues to target the silicon module manufacturing industry as a major customer segment and we are positioning XsunX customers for success as they compete in the $18 billion silicon solar cell industry."
Under the agreement, and as a condition to the commitment, the parties will now work to complete a joint specification to ensure that CIGSolar system configuration meets the optimal compatibility and integration for Globe Future's specific needs. Once the parties have finalized specifications for the deliverables, Globe Future will post a letter-of-credit for the payment of the systems.
Mr. Grimes further noted, "We are completing our designs and are preparing to build our first baseline production system for use as our primary marketing tool. We can now update these designs to meet Globe Future's specific product needs and re-capitalize our investment rapidly while still meeting our marketing and technology roadmap. There's a lot of work ahead but we are very excited about the opportunity to execute on our agreement with Globe Future and hope to secure additional commitments from other pending customers as we move forward."
ABOUT GLOBE FUTURE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD. ENERGY COMMITMENT
Globe Future is committed to the new "heaven and earth" energy policy with a focus towards energy conservation, emission reduction, and environmental protection. Globe Future is mainly engaged in industrial investment of operations in the field of management for the energy industry including new energy saving technologies and development. For example, renewable energy projects (solar power, biomass energy generation, waste power generation), and energy saving and environmental protection engineering (heat, gas power generation, automatic top pressure recovery turbine (TRT).
UNIVERSAL DETECTION TECHNOLOGY (OTCBB: UNDT)
"Up 40.00% in morning trading"
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Universal Detection Technology is a developer of monitoring technologies, including bioterrorism detection devices. The company on its own and with development partners is positioned to capitalize on opportunities related to Homeland Security. For example, the company, in cooperation with NASA, has developed a bacterial spore detector that detects certain biohazard substances. The company is also a reseller of handheld assays used for detection of five bioterrorism agents, radiation detection systems, and antimicrobial products.
February 17 - Universal Detection Technology Expands Into China by Supplying Bioterrorism Detection Equipment Through an Exclusive Distribution Agreement With Ensoul Technology
Universal Detection Technology (OTCBB: UNDT), a provider of a provider of early detection technologies for the homeland security market, reported today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Ensoul Technology. Ensoul will act as UNDT's exclusive agent and distributor of the Company's biological and chemical weapons detection equipment in China. Universal Detection Technology's biological weapons detection equipment is used extensively by first responders and private industry throughout the country. The equipment, including UNDT's 5 agent biodetection kits, certified by the US Department of Homeland Security, has been evaluated by the US DOD as well as the United Kingdom military. UNDT's radiation detection equipment was utilized for the protection of sports venues at the 2009 Olympics in Beijing.
Ensoul Technology (www.ensoultech.com) is a leading international supplier of security solutions based in Beijing. The company is managed by a team of professionals with vast product knowledge and extensive service experience in relevant fields.
"While the US homeland security market continues to be solid and strong, we recognize that China and Asia Pacific are vast markets for our bio-detection and homeland security products. China is one of the few countries with a dedicated department of homeland security and according to a recent market research report published by ChinaCCM, the Chinese homeland security market reached $75.3 billion in 2010 and is expected to grow in the coming years," said Jacques Tizabi, UNDT's CEO. "Our distribution agreement with Ensoul Technology is part of our plan to continue to expand our presence internationally, especially to countries that are highly susceptible to terrorist acts," he added.
The Homeland Security Research Corporation (HSRC) forecasts that, led by the US, China, Germany, France, Japan and India, the annual global bio-detection market shall grow to $5.6 billion by 2016 at a CAGR of 12%. A recent market report (published by Visiongain) predicts that the homeland security market for countries such as the US, China, India, and Saudi Arabia are "set to experience strong growth in the coming decades as they grapple with a variety of internal and external threats to stability."
THWAPR INCORPORATED (OTCBB: THWI)
"Up 68.24% in morning trading"
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Founded in 2007, Thwapr strives to make mobile video sharing easy to use for both users and brands. Thwapr empowers users to get their moments moving and enables brands to mobilize and monetize content, extending distribution reach while delivering the highest possible quality and user experience regardless of device, network or carrier. Founded by digital video pioneers from Apple, Avid and MTV, Thwapr's patent-pending technology is revolutionizing mobile video. Thwapr is making mobile video sharing easy, fast and fun for the hundreds of millions of consumers with Web-enabled mobile devices.
March 14 - Mobile Video Sharing Made Easy: Media and User Reviews of Thwapr's New iPhone App
Thwapr, Inc. (OTCBB: THWI), a leading social mobile video and photo sharing service, launched its first iPhone app early last month. The app launch received coverage from Mashable, MacWorld, MacLife, ReadWriteWeb, AppAdvice, The New York Observer, and others. Early reviews of the app from media and users are summarized below.
MacWorld, in an article titled "Share Mobile Videos with Thwapr App," said: "The iPhone makes it easy to shoot video on the fly, but sharing these videos can be a bit tricky. Thwapr's new app and video sharing service, Thwapr, helps overcome the iPhone's video sharing limitations, letting you easily capture and share videos and photos with many types of mobile devices." Mashable, in an article titled "New Video-Sharing iPhone App Supports 30-Minute Clips," said: "Mobile photo sharing is exploding thanks to emerging services that make the experience both fun and seamless. If mobile video sharing is to experience the same boom, startups will need to build solutions that remove friction from the upload and share process. Thwapr appears to be making a big step in that direction."
For the month of February, ReadWriteWeb selected the Thwapr iPhone app as one of their favorite new smartphone apps. AppAdvice, in a product review titled "Tired Of Sharing Your Lifestyle In 30 Second Bursts? Turn Them Into 30 Minute Experiences With Thwapr," said: "The best way to think of Thwapr is an enhanced MMS, or maybe an MMS of this decade. The idea is to share interesting and heartfelt moments with friends and family using a much more immersible means: video."
Selected five star reviews from iTunes AppStore users include: "Great application — this has completely replaced MMS and email as my way of sharing video with people through mobile devices" and "I was looking for an easy way to share quick videos with people — Thwapr was just what I was looking for."