Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Are Today's IPOs Making the Grade? Nine to Consider

For the week of April 23, 2007

Mr. Gaskins keeps the bar firmly high for 2007 IPOs. With market conditions seemingly better the companies coming to market just keep rolling on. But will investors find great opportunity with these offering? Gaskins presents his analysis if recent offerings and those just around the bend.

Companies listen in this report are as follows; noting their grade and IPO Hardball rank.
CardioMEMS (SENS) a wireless sensors for cardiovascular systems company: C+, 8

Cinemark Holdings (CNK) who operates 392 movie theaters: C+, 7

EDENOR (END) a large electricity distribution company in Argentina: C+, 7

EndoCeutics (ENCX) who develops hormones for cancer & endocrine disorders: C, 5

OceanFreight (OCNF) a startup shipper seeking to acquire ships: C+, 6

Ocean Power Tech (OPTT) an energy company developing technology to pull electricity from ocean waves: C, 6

Orexigen (OREX) who is developing central nervous system disorder treatments: C, 7 Pharmasset (VRUS) creating hepatitis, HIV oral therapeutic treatments: C, 6

Vaughan Foods (FOOD) a regional food processor and packager: C, 5

Also covering in this cast is a recap of last week's prospects (PCS) (DEEP) (SCR)

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

IPO Market Keeps Buzzing! Metro PCS Leads with $1B IPO

For the week of April 16 IPO MetroPCS Communications http://www.metropcs.com/ (PCS) leads off with an impressive $1 billion IPO. This wireless communication service company has been waiting for the right moment to hit Wall Street. Will the promise of new 3G http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3G features make this cell play the right one? Mr. Gaskins provides the following analysis and rating: Grade/score, B-, 8

A trio of smaller IPOs show that Pharma and Energy are still hot. Simcere Pharmaceutical (SCR) http://www.simcere.com/english/about/about.asp has a $210mm IPO. This company is is a double play for those interested in China as well as Pharma. But listen to the analysis and hear why this company rates: Grade/score, B-, 8

The last company for this week's analysis is Superior Offshore International http://www.superioroffshore.com/ (DEEP) with a $130mm IPO. This Subsea services to oil/gas comapny gets a Grade/score, C+, 7 from Mr. gaskins. With energy http://www.bloomberg.com/energy/ so hot, find out why this company may not.


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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

IPO Hardball! Weekly Analysis and a Review April 9, 2007

This week Mr. Gaskins provides analysis of Comverge (COMV) a company that increases grid reliability for the utility industry.

Description of Business:
Load management, demand response systems for utilities to increase available electric capacity through reduced energy consumption during periods of peak energy demand . Markets itself as a 'clean energy alternative' but that is somewhat of a misnomer, because COMV is in the business of providing grid management & demand response systems . As a result of investments in Virtual Peaking Capacity (VPC) programs (see below), revenue from COMV's Alternative Energy Resources Group has represented an increasing percentage of total revenue, growing from 7% of total revenue for the year ended December 31, 2004 to 52% of total revenue for the year ended December 31, 2006.

Strategic alliance with Air Products and Chemicals, who has (APD) as a stockholder. The alliance for developing business models to jointly recruit large commercial and industrial customers of Air Products as participants in COMV's Virtual Peaking Capacity (VPC) programs;

For the week of April 16, 2007 Mr Gaskins will be covering the following:
MetroPCS Communications (PCS)
Simcere Pharmaceutical (SCR)
Superior Offshore International (DEEP)

For the week of April 23, 2007 Mr Gaskins will be covering the following:
Cinemark Holdings (CNK)
Ocean Power Tech (OPTT)
OceanFreight (OCNF)
Orexigen (OREX)

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Tuesday, April 3, 2007

IPO Hardball! Weekly Analysis and a Review of Last Week

This week's IPO analysis is on Veraz Networks (VRAZ) a provider of softswitches for communication providers.

Mr. Gaskins also provides alaysis of last weeks IPOs
Aruba Networks (ARUN) a secure data wireless networking firm, Capital Product Partners L.P. (CPLP) a shipping vessel partnership, eTelecare Global Solutions (ETEL) a voice-based business outsourcing company, Super Micro Computer (SMCI) a high performance servers company, SenoRx (SENO) who spcialzes in medical devices, Flagstone Reinsurance (FSR) who operates property and casualty reinsurance, and GSI Technology (GSIT) creating SRAM integrated circuits.

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