Small Cap Updates & New Recommendations for July 12, 2014 post image

This week we have an update on LiqTech International (LIQT) and we introduce a fast growing company called Creative Learning Corp (CLCN).

LiqTech International (LIQT – $2.08), a Danish clean technology company that manufactures state-of-the-art filtration products received a $200,000 order for Silicon Carbide (SiC) Membranes. The membranes will be installed at a German power plant to remove heavy metals from a flue gas cleaning process.

LiqTech and the end-user have developed a solution around the SiC membranes that reduces the environmental impact from coal and biomass fired power plants.

Mr. Finn Helmer, LiqTech’s CEO, commented, “We have developed a solution that reduces the annual load of toxic heavy metals being discharged into our environment. The solution is a great example of the benefits of SiC membranes compared to conventional technologies and competitor membrane products due to SiC membranes unique capability combining high filtration efficiency with extremely robust properties. Mr Helmer concluded, “We expect to see more orders this year from this application.”

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NIBE Acquires WaterFurnace for $30.60 Per Share post image

Swedish based NIBE Industrier AB, one of the leading heat pump manufacturers in Europe, has launched a takeover bid for WaterFurnace Renewable Energy (WFI – $30.40), one of the market leaders in the North American geothermal heat pump heating and cooling solutions market.

WaterFurnace shareholders will receive $30.60 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $378 million.

We first featured WaterFurnace on Smallcaps in June of 2013, when we interviewed Rick Hoffmann, the Company’s VP Administration. At that time WFI’s stock traded at $20.25. So investors who picked up some shares a year ago, are looking at a 50 percent profit.

In order to complete the transaction, at least two-thirds of WaterFurnace Shareholders must vote in favor at a special shareholders meeting, which is expected to be held in August 2014. The Board of Directors and management of WaterFurnace, along with members of the Shields family, collectively holding [click to continue…]

In Search For The Ideal Marijuana Related Stock – Part II post image

This is the final chapter in our quest for the ideal marijuana related stock. In part 1 of our series, we dismissed the biopharmaceutical companies active in the medical marijuana space, because, in most cases, their research is still in very early stages. In addition, these tests involve lots of uncertainty, take very long to complete and require lots of money. So let’s take a closer look at another side of the industry.

Along with the growing number of US states that allow marijuana use for medical or recreational purposes, numerous companies arise that offer ancillary products and services related to the sector.

Ranging from providers of security, advertising or insurance services to manufacturers of grow boxes or suppliers of horticulture products. We were happily surprised to find that these businesses are often the most dynamic ones in the industry. This doesn’t mean however that you shouldn’t be cautious when you want to invest in some of these companies.

Medbox, Inc. (MDBX – $18.63), for example, is mainly known for its patented medicine dispensing systems to medical and retail industries. In addition, Medbox is developing merchant services and armored transport for cash deposits, cannabidiol research and development, real estate acquisitions and subsequent lease programs to alternative medicine dispensaries, and alternative medicine dispensary management services.

What sounds interesting at first, quickly turns ugly when [click to continue…]