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Cogentix Medical Inc (CGNT) Small Cap Stock Alert

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With the Uroplasty Inc. and Vision-Sciences, Inc. merger in the rear view mirror, Cogentix Medical Inc (NASDAQ: CGNT) CEO Rob Kill’s vision of a $100 million company is half way there. The combined revenue from the merger is roughly $50 million, doubling Uroplasty Inc.’s 2014 income.

Cogentix Medical is a global medical device company that designs and manufactures products for the urology, gynecology, ear, nose and throat (ENT) and the gastrointestinal (GI) markets. Product information can be found at the CGNT website.

The completed merger has caught the attention of some analysts who have initiated coverage with a combined mean target of $2.95 a share.

CGNT stock is currently trading at about $1.70 per share just above a 52-week low of $1.42 in late April 2015 and well below a high of $6.20 per share (July 2014) before the merger completion. The next earnings report is due out in early August 2015.

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NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NBY) Stock Alert

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With commercial sales of Avenova™ accelerating, the stock of NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: NBY) is certainly on the TKO radar.

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“NovaBay” or NBY) is a commercial stage company which launched its eye care product, Avenova with Neutrox™, in August 2014. The product is targeting a substantial evergreen market of 30 million Americans suffering from the chronic eyelid inflammation disease known as Blepharitis. Symptoms include dry and itchy eyes, contact lens discomfort, and eye discharge. Blepharitis is a form of staph bacteria that can lead to complications including conjunctivitis, dry eye syndrome and cornea damage. Avenova with Neutrox™ is a proven effective daily cleanse treatment for Blepharitis when used daily.

NovaBay also started the commercial launch of its wound care product NeutroPhase® in China. NBY reported their Chinese partner placed an order for 200,000 units which are undergoing fulfillment. The commercial launch for NeutroPhase® also includes partners in the USA, Ukraine, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and more. These distribution channels could be useful for NBY in the future as the company has many more products in their pipeline using their anti-infection solutions.

If all goes according to company projections, NBY stock should do nicely as sales continue to grow through 2015. NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NBY) stock is currently trading around $0.75 a share with a 52-week low of $0.42 and the high hitting $1.30 in August 2014.

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Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) Small Cap Stock Watch

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The new client announcement of a yet unnamed big box retailer with over 100 distribution centers is enough to put Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG) on the TKO watch list.

The big news gave PLUG shares a modest gain of about 8% over the last week but the accompanying Q1 2015 financial results were a mixed bag that may have kept investors on the sideline.

Plug Power, Inc., a provider of hydrogen fuel technologies, supplies companies with alternative energy fuel cell systems. The new big box retail client has deployed a comprehensive GenKey system to power its material handling fleet in a Toledo, Ohio distribution warehouse. The installation included 177 GenDrive units for the forklift fleet, a hydrogen fuel supply and storage infrastructure, and a maintenance contract.

According to Plug Power, Inc. CEO Andy Marsh, the Toledo Ohio installation and contract keeps the company on schedule to meet its 2015 forecast of total sales exceeding $100 million. “This has provided us with a high level of confidence in meeting this year’s financial projections.” he proclaimed.

The 2015 Q1 financial report showed year-over-year increases of nearly 70% in total revenue and an improvement in overall comparable quarterly profit margins from -41% in 2014 to -22% in 2015. Overall it looks like PLUG is in sturdy financial condition with total cash exceeding $130 million and just over $3 million in debt reported in Q4 2014. With revenues growing all eyes are on PLUG’s profit margins which may be the key for a potential breakout.

Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) is currently trading at $2.63 per share with average 10-day volume reaching 3.8 million shares. The stock is just above a recent 52-week low of $2.32 and below a high of $6.47 a share in August 2014.

Levon Resources Ltd. (LVNVF) Acquisition Stock Alert

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What does a precious metal mining company do when extraction costs exceed current market prices? They invest in biotech of course.

If you think this sounds crazy, you would be right. But there are always exceptions and in some cases, the potential for some nice profits.

First, Levon Resources Ltd. holds a 100% stake in a 49,000 acre project in Mexico with a current market value in recoverable Gold and Silver worth $9 billion. The estimated cost to mine the 488 million ounces of silver and 1.3 million ounces of gold will cost over $11 billion. So while LVNVF waits for a market turnaround, which will inevitably happen sooner or later, they decided to invest in biotech.

But the investment was a shrewd one. They bought ownership in a private company, SciVac, Ltd., with a commercial stage hepatitis B vaccine called Sci-B-Vac which is currently on the market in Israel and 10 other countries.

Interestingly, according to this press release, anyone holding shares in Levon Resources, Ltd. on April 24, 2015 will be granted shares of Sci-Vac, Ltd. on a 1 to 1 basis. Basically, very soon, LVNVF shareholders will have a stake in a best-in-class vaccine with a potential market value in the billions while waiting for a precious metal price turnaround.

From the press release:

“I am excited to announce this transaction with SciVac, as I believe it will generate tremendous value for Levon shareholders,” stated Ron Tremblay, President and Chief Executive Officer of Levon. “In a difficult market for resource issuers, we have chosen to preserve capital while seeking to identify alternatives to create shareholder value. The acquisition of SciVac gives Levon ownership of Sci-B-Vac(tm), a commercial stage, potentially best in class hepatitis B vaccine which could address a significant market opportunity. Levon shareholders will also maintain an interest in Levon’s existing business and assets by receiving shares of a newly formed company which will hold Levon’s existing resource assets.”

For complete details you need to check out this Levon Resources press release. Currently Levon Resources Ltd. (LVNVF) stock is at $0.40 a share just below a 52-week high of $0.49. Volume has been mixed but has seen spikes of over 1 million share trading days in the last month.

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Calissio Resources Group, Inc. (CRGP) Day-Trader Promotion Alert

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Recent news from Calissio Resources Group, Inc (CRGP) is quickly spreading across the penny stock universe via a stock promotion putting CRGP firmly on the TKO radar.

Calissio Resources Group announced in an April 29, 2015 press release that they produced 645,000 pounds of copper from two mining operations at La Jovita and San Pedro in Mexico. CRGP President and CEO Adam Carter announced the copper mining production for the Q1 2015 was a record setter saying…

It has been another successful fiscal quarter for the Company, setting records for both production and revenues. Obviously it’s a great way to kick off the year, as we scale up production at the San Pedro Mine. We expect to be at full production at San Pedro shortly, and work continues to progress on schedule at La Jovita, so we expect our continued aggressive growth throughout 2015.

According to this press release, Calissio Resources Group, Inc. (CRGP) will report net revenue for Q1 of $2.3 million on gross revenues of $5 million to OTC Markets in the coming weeks. Currently, CRGP is selling at $0.07 a share.

SolarCity Snatches Solyndra Plant For R&D HQ’s

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There is little doubt that SolarCity Corporation (SCTY) has managed phenomenal growth due to the massive dive in solar panel costs caused by large-scale Chinese manufacturing. However the glut of solar panels is starting to wane and SolarCity is making moves keep its current business model intact while adding a few new wrinkles.

First on the list is getting into the solar panel manufacturing business. To satisfy this goal SolarCity purchased Silevo, a manufacturer of high-efficiency Triex™ technology solar cells. In addition to Silevo, they have started construction of a 1 million square foot site in Buffalo, NY which will manufacture more than a gigawatt of solar capacity annually.

To accompany all these bold moves into solar manufacturing, SolarCity announced they will be leasing the old 200,000 sq. ft. Solyndra facility and use it primarily as a research and development headquarters for its solar “gigafactory” in Buffalo.

Another twist in this story is the connection between SolarCity and Tesla Motors (TSLA). Elon Musk, who sits on the board of SolarCity with cousins Lyndon Rive (CEO) and Peter Rive (CTO), are currently involved in a joint venture combining Tesla batteries with SolarCity panels to generate stand-alone power for residential homes. A test involving 500 homes in California is currently underway. The goal is to develop a dependable system with the ability to power a home for at least two days during a blackout, and to provide electrical power during high-cost or high-peak periods.

Of course, all this ties into the Musk storage battery “gigafactory” currently under construction in Nevada. It’s a win-win for both companies as they corner both the solar panel and storage battery market ensuring a steady supply of products as they ramp-up both businesses.

Not that either company needs any help. Currently SolarCity Corp. (SCTY) controls a whopping 39% of the solar installation market and Tesla Motors dominates when it comes to electric vehicles.

Undoubtedly, the success of an efficient solar power energy storage system is a game-changer for SolarCity and would boost revenues for the Tesla battery gigafactory. As both gigafactory’s go online, and costs eventually decline, green-lovers and grid-haters alike will line up for installations.

When you think about it, maybe solar roadways are a possibility after all.

Amyris, Inc. (AMRS) Stock Watch

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An upcoming earnings report scheduled for Feb. 24, 2015 has Amyris, Inc. (AMRS) on the TKO radar.

Amyris, Inc., an international renewable products company that provides alternatives to a wide range of petroleum-based products, recently launched a biopharma platform and announced plans to enter the industrial cleaning products market.

AMRS stock has taken a beating in the last 12 months dropping 60% from a high of $5.25 to a current $2.00 a share. The question is will Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS) find investors to end the current selling pressure with the coming fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial report?

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OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL) Day Trader Alert

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OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL) has little problem keeping itself in the news cycle as witnessed by a flurry of recent press releases touting their EWS (Electro Water Separation) system, and the newly released Smart Algae Harvester.

Although the company’s technology is very interesting for green investors, OOIL financials aren’t. With sales of $166K in the last 12 months, $2.3 million of debt and $593K in cash, investors need to look forward quite a ways before tapping the buy button.

However, small cap day traders have enjoyed some nice swings over the last 6 months as OOIL stock has continued a slide from $0.24 to its current 52-week low of $0.08 a share. It also helps that OOIL has been a favorite for penny stock newsletters which undoubtedly has helped fuel volume in the last 10 months.

OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL) is definitely on the TKO radar as we continue to watch company financials. The technology offered by OriginOil, Inc. could quickly become a standard in the current green-crazed economy.

Northern Graphite Corporation (NGPHF) Stock Watch

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A very short press release from Northern Graphite Corp. (NGPHF) explained they have no idea why their stock recently experienced a price increase. Northern Graphite stock jumped from about $.70 a share to a high of nearly $1.20 in 7 days.

This modest gain certainly isn’t jaw-dropping compared to the ridiculous 24,000% gain experienced by CYNK recently… but let’s get back to the Northern Graphite story.

The TSX Venture Exchange and IIROC Market Surveillance board needed an explanation for the spike. Northern Graphite replied it is unaware of any corporate development that would adversely affect the stock price.

Here at TKO we know the reason. In fact, for anyone covering newsletter teaser promotions the answer is fairly obvious. It turns out the stock has been teased as the next big thing in the graphite market. Supposedly, according to the newsletter teaser, NGPHF is in line to take advantage of the coming lithium battery “gigafactory” from Tesla Motors (TSLA). As exhaustively explained in the newsletter sales pitch, graphite is an integral component of lithium batteries. Rumored deals, which were confirmed here, about a partnership between Tesla and Panasonic to construct the GigaFactory could have helped spark the gains too.

Anyway, as the news leaked out that NGPHF is the “graphite company” that could soar when the GigaFactory starts production got the wheels in motion for the “unusual” gains. Of course, this is just our humble opinion.

Here at TKO we have reported previously on several graphite companies that may benefit from rising graphite demand.

Currently, Northern Graphite is trading at $1.00 per share and one wonders if it isn’t long before it settles back down to recent lows. Stay tuned TKO’ers!

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China ShouGuan Mining Corp. (CHSO) Stock Alert

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For gold bugs out there interested in a gold mine value investment then China ShouGuan Mining (OTCQB: CHSO) should be on your radar.

According to their CHSO Investor Presentation the company acquires or leases mines with proven gold and mineral rich confirmed resources. CHSO then uses state-of-the-art technologies to confirm values and cost-effectively expand mining operations.

China Shougan Mining has over 6,000 acres of gold mine property and exploration rights to a whopping 20 million more acres. CHSO concentrates efforts in the Shandong and HeiLongJiang Provinces that account for over 25% of China’s gold reserves.

Even better, their recent expansion into the HeiLongJiang Province opens the door for additional mining assets that include silver, copper, lead, zinc and molybdenum. With China’s construction boom in full force this means they need steel, and molybdenum could be a cash cow as the current value is set at $20,000 per ton by the London Metal Exchange.

With a solid management team and current mining operation revenue, including the backing of key Hong Kong and USA investment backers, China Shougan Mining (CHSO) has a goal of being NASDAQ listed by 2015. CHSO is definitely a penny stock mining company to take a closer look at.