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Sunday, June 25, 2017
 


The prices below are the closing prices on the last trading day
of each week and are compared to the closing price the week before.
Closing prices on Friday, June 23, 2017




Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) (52 week range 4.65 -15.55 ), now at $14.17 off from $11.44 last week.

AMD recently expanded its desktop processor lineup with new processors that deliver superior performance, features, and near-silent operations. The two new processors (A10-7890K and Athlon X4 880K) offer increasingly powerful processor options available for anyone seeking outstanding gameplay and power efficiency for their desktop PC.

The big news recently was an announcement from Alphabet's Google that it was installing both AMD and NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) GPUs in its cloud data centers. Also, another announcement from Alphabet's Google that it was installing both AMD and NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) GPUs in its cloud data centers.

Also let's not forget the large Chinese licensing contract announced by the company recently and rumors about processors for three new gaming consoles. AMD also said it has a joint venture to license server chip designs for China to be made by Tianjin Haiguang Advanced Technology Investment. It said that will help it increase its revenue this year.

Earnings had improved for 5 straight quarters with revenue of 3.88B last 12 months but with an adjusted loss of 41 cents a share, however AMD also said it will show its first adjusted profit in four years by the end of the year and will have positive free cash flow. It posted its last annual profit in 2011.

The price of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. moved higher this past week in positive news with AMD's chip being used by Apple to open its brand-new desktop computers.

We could see AMD continue to climb but the stock does follow markets and this one does tend to follow the markets, therefore been a big correction we could see a sizable drop. A best guess would be to wait for something lower before entry.

This stock tends to follow the market.

If "bullish" enter under $9 !
 

"Hold Here with PUTS"
"A Dow Jones Industrial Average Stock"

 
Cisco Systems ( CSCO ) (52 week range 27.13 - 34.60), now at $32.09, up from $31.63 last week. Recent new 52-week high. This Dow Jones Industrial Average stock (replaced GM).

CSCO is a very well-liked company and a very active stock. Recent earnings reports came in over estimates, always a good sign. Investors tend to buy any time the stock falls, but it will be the months ahead we have to worry about.

The stock has been trading in a tight range (near the 52 week high), but seems to have a bit of trouble climbing out of it until a new high a few weeks ago, but a poor earnings announcement turned the stock down a bit. The major correction could easily bring the $25 level.

If we look at all the pieces we have a stock that should trade around $25, making the current price a bit too rich for entry here
. The current is PE 16.29.
 
Hold here with a best entry under $27!
 

*****
A "Featured" "Spotlight Stock"

UP OVER 100% SINCE NOVEMBER!!!

Comtech Telecommunications ( CMTL ) (52 week range 9.52 - 19.80), now at $18.86, off from $19.01 last week. Our original buy under $4, in 2003, carried all the way to over $50 and split twice along the way. CMTL is a stock to own for the long term.

A few months back the company issued a press release, disclosing a public offering price of a new offering would be $14 per share,
which makes entry here a decent shot a profits.

Comtech reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $4.4 million, on revenue of $127.8 million in the period, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, net income was 19 cents. Comtech expects full-year earnings to be 67 cents per share.

The company is sitting on over $63.14 million in cash. With the current price under the new offering price, which is going to give it a strong base, this is an ideal entry-level.
 
Comtech, which makes equipment used in satellite and other mobile communications systems, has a stronger cash  position and has been receiving new contracts repeatedly. The stock is 27% so far this year. A "best guess" is a move to near $20 with not too much downside.

 Buy when under $14 !


"HOLD HERE"
A "Giant Winner" "Spotlight Stock"
 
Fonar Corp. ( FONR ) (52 week range 15.70 - 29.30), now at $28.60, up from $27.95 last week. I first started following Fonar in 1982 and have followed it every day since. The stock is very liquid, as it usually trades strong volume daily. Great products would be the reason to own this stock, but play it short-term only.

With so many years behind it, the best MRI scanner on the planet, far less shares because of a reverse split a couple of years ago is the real reason for this stock to be one of the best performers this decade, and it did all in a few years.

Fonar released it's 3rd Q results coming in with a
96% Increase to $0.88 per share, for 3rd quarter Fiscal 2017, (versus prior year) of Diluted Net Income per Common Share available to Common Shareholders, including a $1.1 million impact of recorded income tax benefits.

On April 24, 2012 we saw a new 52-week high of $6.80, before backing off. This is because the stock climbed much too fast and the problem, as always in the past, it comes right straight back down, but the next time around it forgot all about what it used to do and climbed from  $1.71 in December of 2012 to over $27 in 2014 (about 1600%.)

It was a great ride and still is if in near the low end of the range. The stock fell from $27 to under $10, started up again and never looked back until it made it to $28. The current PE 9.57.

As far as the trading range goals, the stock fell under 20 in January/17 and reached a low of 17.45 in mid April and has been working its way higher since. Even with the low PE I believe the stock is too high to buy at current levels but the markets do appear to be near-term bullish therefore holding on might be the thing to do.

If wanting in it would be best to get in after a major pullback !
 

 
Intel Corporation( INTC ) (52 week range 30.44 - 38.45 ), now at $34.19 off from $35.21 last week. Intel is a great company to own for the longer term but too high to buy. The stock fell off a cliff after reaching the 52 week high in December, but bottomed out in February at just under $28 and recently has been setting new 52-week highs.

The current PE is 14.80  leaving little room to climb and too high for entry. If the markets correct so will this one.

Hold Here!


 
"NEW STOCK TO WATCH"
A SPOTLIGHT TOP PICK

Buy This Stock - You Heard It Here First


Powin Energy - (OTC-BB) (PWON
)
,
(52 week range 1.18 - 2.89 ), now at $1.31, flat from $1.31 last week. Powin was formed as an Oregon corporation on November 15, 1990. Powin Energy is the new company due to a recent merger between Powin Corp nd Powin Energy. "ENERGY STORAGE" I believe will put Powin Energy on the map.

My new "Top Pick" recently had a patent approved on it's "Battery Pack Operating System". This system is used in Energy Storage and EV Charging stations (Electric Vehicle), but it is only two of the reasons that give us a peek at the future. NEWS

The stock trades by appointment and if you do not already have one I suggest you make one ASAP. The stock fell slow and easy after a reverse 3 years ago (before it was Powin Corp.) and found a bottom at $0.30. The float is under 2 mil shares and every one still owns the stock higher even after moving up. Make sure to visit the website. It is well done and explains the story in detail. You will learn so much more about this story. Clicking here will take you there.

Recent news tells us that has signed a contract with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) for a 6.5 MW/26 MWh battery energy storage system project.The project is finished and operating. Its located in an historic orange processing facility in Escondido, California, where it is efficiently integrating with the electrical grid and enhance electricity reliability.

This is big news and is only the 2nd of I am sure will be many. The contract could be worth several million dollars. Clicking here will take you there.

I see a much higher price in the near future. The stock is quoted $1.35 on only a small amount of shares. The market makers have no shares, which is why it will move up so easy.

I suggest putting in a bid a little bit higher than the current bid and hope to find a seller, or buy a small amount of shares at the offer (a small amount is all that is available anyway.) Don't miss out on this one. The "sky" is the limit. I expect the stock to move quite rapidly once it starts moving but will probably take some new announcements to get it going.

Buy Here !


"WAIT FOR LOWER GROUND"

Qualcomm
(
QCOM) (52 week range 50.84 - 71.62), now at $56.91, up
from $56.82 last week. A very active stock, a fast growing company and a great industry. The stock is active and stays strong even in down markets.
 
QCOM is setting on $17.44 billion in cash with a book value at $20.81 with cash per share at $11.61. The price to book is only 3.29 for the most recent quarter. The PE of 18.93 leaving not enough room to grow with the average S&P PE of 18.96.

The stock is too high to buy here, although not that far from the 52-week low, I feel the markets are going to correct again making this one a better bet at a lower price. Nice company to own on pullbacks.

Look for under $52 before entry !
 

 
Symantec Corp. ( SYMC) ( 52 week range 19.87 - 33.22), now $28.53, up from $28.45 last week. SYMC helps our computers run better ( Norton ) and one of the leaders in computer virus protection.

Symantec is looking to unlock more value in its plans to spin off its Veritas data-storage and recovery business, according to recent reports. The question remains how this will affect the company.

The stock topped out at the end of January, bottomed at $23.28 at the end of March, but stopped near $25, worked right back down to the $20 area before turning back up in reaching new highs. In my opinion the stock is still too pricey here, but only because of the way it trades.
  
Enter on pullbacks with best entry under $25!
 

- Nice Long-Term Stock -
 
TetraTech (TTEK) ( 52 week range 29.13 - 47.75), now at $45.80 off from $45.90 last week. A very nice young company in a great industry (Technical Services). Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, program management, construction, and technical services addressing the resource management and infrastructure markets.

The Pentagon, with the U.S. Department of Defense awarding only four contracts last year worth a total of just $87.6 million. And yet, the small volume of contracts available just made tiny project management firm Tetra Tech’s (NASDAQ:TTEK) wins look bigger by comparison.

TTEK has approximately 10,000 employees worldwide.

The current price is right near the 52 week high which is too high for entry considering the PE is 24.17. A major correction could bring the stock down near $30.

Consider lightening up here with entry anytime under $30 !


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"STOCK to WATCH"
Possible short-term with entry anytime under $.30 a share!

"BUY HERE"
Strong chance for a good short-term profit

Visualant Inc. (VSUL) (52 Week Range - 0.04 - 0.12 (pre-reverse) 52 Week Range - $0.23 - $18.00 (post-reverse) ), now at $0.27, off from $0.395. This stock is dangerous anywhere over 1/2 dollar a share.

Visualant, Inc. designs scanning devices made with electronic, optical, and software parts to produce and capture the light in the United States. VSUL is involved in all types of ID products, even the badge many workers wear to get into work.

The recent 1 for 150 share reverse (cheated all shareholders that believed in this company) left only about 1.8 million shares trading trading as stocks fell from over $9 dollars to down near $.50.

I don't know where the bottom might be but this is a terrible company for the shareholder and should only be played. There is a strong chance the stock is near the low and up quick would be the norm.

Recently in March Visualant announced another non-brokered private offering at $.70 a share. This was dated March 6, 2017 meaning six months from that date is going to put us at September 6. Expect another big run for a pump and dump after that date so make sure you in before then. We can make money playing the pump & dump on the stock. My best guess is in somewhere near the $0.90 area.

I hope you got out when it was over $9! Buy here for short term!


 
ZAP (ZAAP) (52 week range 0.01 - 0.05) , now at $0.014, off from $0.015. There is little doubt that electric transportation is growing. The industry is exciting and ZAP has news often, but there are more shares (460 million outstanding) of this company than you can shake a stick at making it impossible to move with any distance.

ZAP has over $28 million in revenue for the last year, but Q revenue growth is -29.40. Book value is -0.03.  The company only has $131 thousand in cash, which is extremely low for such large revenue.
Zap never makes any profits.

The stocks soared to $.44 in March, 2014 and has been working lower since. Any signs of any attempts to rally seem to be non-existent. This is the way the stock trades. If in low enough and wait long enough, money can be made. But keep in mind, with over 400 million shares, whenever it moves the shorts will own the stock.

Also, it appears of the almost 400,000,000 shares outstanding, the public only holds about 100 million. This makes ZAP an extremely short-term stock. This is an enormous amount of shares and when this stock moves quick we have to be prepared to get out.

Buy when under $.10 if we see it! High risk only! Short term only!
 


Zimtu Capital Corp. - TSX Exchange (ZC.V) -- 52 week high/low is 0.14 X 0.40 -- Last 0.305 (Canadian)

Avoid this company as their spokesperson thinks Pump & Dump is the best thing a company can do. All this means it they love to cheat investors. Any company that supports the Pump & Dump is not worthy of our time.


Shop for the bargains in the secondary stocks for potentially bigger profits. Many of the smaller stocks offer a greater opportunity for bigger profits. Looking there might be the place to be. Smaller stocks will move around on their own merits and not so much due to the changing economic situations.


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