Riding the Alt Energy Wave with Capstone Turbine Corp. (CPST)

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With the United States’ energy policy focused on ramping up domestic production to reduce foreign oil dependence, shares of alternative energy companies have been in demand so far in 2014. The prices of many stocks even remotely associated with hydrogen fuel cells, for example, have experienced at least a temporary run-up, as have bio-fuel issues. One promising company in the non-traditional energy space, Capstone Turbine Corp. (CPST) and has been hitting fresh 52-week highs in recent weeks. They could be poised for more gains ahead as the company’s business model begins to hit on all cylinders. Capstone Turbine Corporation develops, manufactures, markets and services microturbine technology solutions for use in stationary distributed power generation applications….

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Going Long with Stigma Labs

If you’ve ever bet on sporting events, then you probably know that professional handicappers look for strong trends to help determine winners and losers. In the stock market it’s no different—with the exception that uptrends in stock sectors are generally more reliable for generating profits than their sports counterparts. This year, it’s all about fuel cells and marijuana. Today, however, I want to revisit an under-the-radar play in one of last year’s strongest sectors—the 3D printing space. While the pure momentum run in many large cap issues in the sector has cooled a bit (DDD, SSYS), there are a host of emerging plays related to the field that continue to attract marketplace attention, and appear…

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Playing Blowout Earnings (Again) with EnviroStar, Inc.

Sometimes the market provides investors with gifts—great entry points for stocks of up-and-coming companies which are flat-out performing and profitable. Right now, I believe that’s the case with EnviroStar, Inc., a “low-floater” that just reported blowout earnings, and whose share price should be in line for some nice gains ahead if you’re patient enough to stay the course. EnviroStar, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Steiner-Atlantic Corp., distributes commercial and industrial laundry and dry cleaning equipment and steam and hot waters boilers manufactured by others, supplies replacement parts and accessories and provides maintenance services to its customers, and designs and plans laundry, dry cleaning and boiler systems to meet the layout, volume and budget needs of…

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Taking Stock – Following Up On Some OTC Winners

It’s been a rough and highly volatile start to 2014 for market players. That makes now an opportune time to look at the performance of some recent recommendations and close out some older OTC positions, as the “easy money” bull market days of 2013 appear to be coming to at least a temporary halt. Fusion Pharm (FSPM) This issue was one of two plays that appeared primed to benefit from the capital rush into marijuana stocks that accompanied Colorado’s legalization of the substance in January, and plans afoot in many other states to pass similar legislation. As hoped, FSPM shares raced all the way to and through the $8 mark after we wrote about the…

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Getting High (returns) With Colorado’s Legalization

I can’t think of any historical precedent for what’s happening with marijuana in the United States—when a formerly illegal substance with a massive built-in market becomes legal. Alcohol prohibition almost fits the bill, but alcohol was legal before prohibition. That being the case, it’s time to take a look at two pure play over-the-counter stocks that appear well-positioned to benefit from Colorado’s burgeoning marijuana industry: Fusion Pharm, Inc. (FSPM) and Endexx, Inc. (EDXC). Fusion Pharm, Inc. Based in Denver, Colorado, Fusion Pharm, Inc. manufactures and sells a patent pending commercial hydroponic cultivation system capable of growing almost any herb, vegetable, flower, fruit or terrestrial plant better and faster than traditional farming methods. The system is…

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On The Fast Track With Navidea

I’m rarely attracted to publically traded small-cap biotech and pharmaceutical firms. Most are struggling to get their products approved by the FDA, and looking to enter a marketplace already populated with “800-pound gorillas”—giant big pharma multinationals with deep pockets and heavy-duty institutional support. Very occasionally, however, I’ll stumble upon an up-and-comer in the sector that appears well worth a long look as a nice long-term investment. Right now, Navidea Pharmaceuticals (NAVB) is just such a company. Now in its 30th year of operation, Navidea Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical concern focused on the development and commercialization of precision diagnostics and radiopharmaceutical agents. The company’s radiopharmaceutical development programs include Lymphoseek (Lymphoseek, Kit for the Preparation of Technetium…

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A Recipe For Potential Breakout

Anyone who’s visited their doctor, had their blood drawn, or been hospitalized has seen medical waste—needles, gloves, and bandages just to name a few—deposited into hygienic plastic bags. The company I want to bring your attention to today, Sharps Compliance Corp. (SMED), is in the business of collecting and disposing of that waste, and a range of other dangerous potential contaminants. Based on the company’s latest earnings report, that business is booming, creating the potential for a short-term breakout in SMED’s share price. Sharps’ solutions cover the proper treatment of numerous types of items, including hypodermic needles, lancets and other devices or objects used to puncture or lacerate the skin, in addition to and unused…

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SURGing Towards The Black

In the never-ending push to find “the next big thing,” or capitalize on volatile, short-lived momentum movers, market participants often miss out on bread-and-butter issues that hold out the potential for slow, steady and relatively risk-free gains. Shares of medical device maker Synergetics, USA, Inc. (SURG) may offer just such an opportunity right now, as the company’s bottom-line performance and outlook suggest that it is very much headed in the right direction. Synergetics USA, Inc., provides precision surgical devices primarily for the ophthalmology and neurosurgery markets in the United States and internationally. The company’s product lines include precision-engineered disposable and reusable devices, surgical equipment, procedural kits, and the delivery of various energy modalities, including laser…

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Signs Point to Breakout Move for Highpower International

Sometimes there are fundamental reasons for a company’s stock price to rise – usually tied to expanding sales and a growing bottom line profit. Other times a stock will jump primarily based on its technical trading profile. In the case of the issue I want to bring to your attention today, the under-the-radar small cap play Highpower International (HPJ), the company’s business and stock performance are both pointing to potential breakout highs ahead. Highpower International, Inc. is engaged in the production and sales of rechargeable nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries, lithium batteries and battery systems. The company also recycles scrap battery materials through outsourcing and resells the recycled materials to some of its customers. The company’s…

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Update – Taking Stock Before The Holidays

It’s been an amazing, record-shattering ride for U.S. equity markets in 2013. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, and Christmas less than one month later, it’s a good time to look back at several of our picks, evaluate how they did, and weigh in on how these plays may perform during the rest of the year and beyond. Sharps Compliance (SMED) Sharps Compliance Corp. (SMED), which I brought to your attention in late October, is in the business of collecting and disposing of medical waste, and a range of other dangerous potential contaminants.  Based on the company’s latest earnings report, indicating that business was booming, along with several other factors, I felt that there was…

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