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To: richardred who wrote (4302)1/6/2017 10:29:31 AM
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RE-CTG The company is stepping up their buy back plan. I'm stepping up to the plate also. Added shares today.

P.S.>The Plan enables shares to be purchased during an otherwise self-imposed blackout period between quarter-end and the reporting of the Company’s financial results. Under its existing plan announced in November 2016, the Company had repurchased a total of 317,253 common shares at an average price of $4.28 per share on trades settled through January 5, 2017, and approximately $8.64 million was available under the Company’s outstanding repurchase authorization as of that date.
“The decision to implement a 10b5-1 plan reflects our continued belief that buying back shares at the current valuation is an effective use of the Company's capital,” commented CTG President and Chief Executive Officer, Bud Crumlish.

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To: richardred who wrote (2455)1/9/2017 9:30:43 AM
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Merger Monday


Takeda is buying Ariad Pharmaceuticals in a $5.2 billion deal

Mars is buying a pet health company VCA Inc for $9.1 billion

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From: richardred1/9/2017 10:14:40 AM
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New buy today. KEQU- KEWAUNEE SCIENTIFIC CORP COM. A company I knew about long ago, but never bought. Stumbled upon it this weekend digging for a new investment. The company currently has both positive technical aspects and fundamentals working for it. I like the current backlog moving forward. IMO The company's current PE is very reasonable. It leaves plenty of room moving forward for expansion. The company also has a moderate dividend.

P.S. I'll call the company . The Ethan Allen of Lab furniture.

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To: richardred who wrote (4240)1/10/2017 9:27:58 AM
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RE-GNE Interesting , an oil company that might make more money drilling for water.

Genie Energy Launches Drilling Services Company in Israel
BY PR Newswire
— 9:15 AM ET 01/10/2017

NEWARK, N.J. and JERUSALEM, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Genie Energy Ltd., announced today that it is establishing Atid Drilling Ltd., (Atid), an on-shore drilling services venture based in Israel. Atid will pursue drilling opportunities for clients in a variety of fields including oil and gas exploration, water resource development and mineral exploration.

Atid has executed a binding MOU to purchase a drilling rig and associated drilling equipment. The rig has successfully drilled five exploratory oil and gas wells in the Golan Heights over the past two years and recently completed a water well that is geared to help farmers in the Golan who are coping with an extended drought.

Atid anticipates partnering with international drilling services experts, including Rainmaker Ltd., a partnership of North American oil and gas drilling service providers based in Western Canada. Rainmaker specializes in the management and execution and completion of oil and gas drilling projects and its focus has expanded over the last four years to include exploration and development of water resources in several countries in the Middle East. The engineers and staff at Rainmaker draw from decades of project management experience and expertise to assist their clients' global operations.

Geoff Rochwarger, who will serve as Atid's CEO, said, "Atid will provide drilling services to meet the growing demand of clients in diverse industries in the region. We are excited by the market opportunity and have been encouraged by the enthusiasm with which prospective clients have greeted Atid's anticipated launch."

"Atid will bring together an experienced operations team, international partners who will provide additional technical expertise in the planning and execution of projects, and a high capability drilling rig based in Israel and equipped to operate at depths up to 2000 meters," Mr. Rochwarger concluded.

Atid is expected to spud its first exploration well in early March for Afek Oil and Gas, the Genie Energy subsidiary that is conducting an oil and gas exploratory program in the Golan Heights.

Forward Looking Statements:

All statements above that are not purely about historical facts, including, but not limited to, those in which we use the words "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "plan," "intend," "estimate," "target" and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. While these forward-looking statements represent our current judgment of what may happen in the future, actual results may differ materially from the results expressed or implied by these statements due to numerous important factors. Genie Energy Ltd.'s filings with the SEC provide detailed information on such statements and risks, and should be consulted along with this release. To the extent permitted under applicable law, Genie Energy Ltd., assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

About Genie Energy Ltd.:

Genie Energy Ltd. operates two primary businesses - Genie Retail Energy (GRE) and Genie Oil and Gas (GOGAS). GRE operates retail energy provider, brokerage and marketing services. GRE's retail energy provider businesses market electricity and natural gas to residential and small business customers primarily in the Eastern United States. GOGAS, through its Afek Oil & Gas subsidiary, is conducting an oil and gas exploration project in Northern Israel pursuant to an exclusive exploration license issued by the government of Israel, along with other smaller operations. For more information, visit

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:

SOURCE Genie Energy Ltd.

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To: richardred who wrote (4155)1/10/2017 9:49:11 AM
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RE: CYAN adding a new hypothetical Hunter.

Xiwang Agrees to Acquire Canada’s Iovate Health for $730 Million by
Vinicy Chan
Ruth David
, and
Kiel Porter

June 13, 2016, 12:40 PM EDT

Deal for supplement maker expected to close this year

Iovate will keep headquarters and employees in place
Xiwang Foodstuffs Company Ltd. has agreed to buy Canadian nutrition supplement maker Iovate Health Sciences International Inc., according to statements from both companies.

The deal values Iovate at $730 million, Xiwang said in a filing with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange Monday. Xiwang outbid a number of other Chinese buyout firms that had made offers for the business, people familiar with the matter said earlier.

Chinese consumers’ demand for dietary supplements is rising as higher incomes, and problems such as obesity and diabetes, drive a desire for healthier lifestyles. Iovate owns fitness supplement brands MuscleTech and Six Star Pro Nutrition, and has partnerships with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., according to its website.

Iovate said it would keep its North American headquarters in Oakville, Canada, all key executives as well as 330 existing employees in place.

Houlihan Lokey Inc. acted as financial adviser to Iovate on the transaction, expected to close later this year. HSBC Holdings Plc advised Xiwang

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To: richardred who wrote (4308)1/11/2017 8:18:17 AM
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Eleven days into the new year and a Bullseye Today- DSCI

BRIEF-Integra Lifesciences to buy Derma Sciences

* Derma Sciences to be acquired by Integra Lifesciences for $7.00 per share of common stock in cash

* Says will be acquired by Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corporation for $7.00 per share of common stock in cash

* Says deal for a total of approximately $204 million

* Says Integra will also assume contingent liabilities related to biod transaction

* Says q4 net sales of $26.9 million

* Says q4 awc net sales of $20.3 million representing growth of 95.6% Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

P.S. Message 30855045

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From: richardred1/13/2017 1:00:29 PM
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Final results 2016

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To: richardred who wrote (4332)1/17/2017 12:23:54 PM
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Added to HBIO today. Hedge funds have a sizable interest. The company has been unsuccessful in bringing about a higher stock currently, than a previous PE bid. URL below is why it's in 2017 Top Ten SITT list. IMO the company is more undervalued now than then. The company even trades at a greater discount from the stingy TO bid that was made in 2007. Reminds me of an old successful TO favorite NBSC . Eppendorf To Acquire New Brunswick Scientific For $110Mln [NBSC]. They say it's rare for lightning to strike twice in the same place. However IMO HBIO is holding a ROD.


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From: richardred1/18/2017 12:39:51 PM
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New buy today upon the recent big drop- SNAK- INVENTURE FOODS INC It's been on my watch list since the company put itself under strategic review. The company is still loosing money and the CEO just left for Del Monte. IMO a perfect time for the in coming CEO to bring value to shareholders. A couple products I actually use. The Nathans Onion rings & The TGIF potato skins. After all Super Bowl Sunday is coming up. IMO the company made a corporate identity mistake when it changed it's Name to Inventure foods. This when going from regional branded company to National branded. FWIW I like the past Boulder Canyon acquisition name as a National corporate Brand name. All this while maintaining their more known regional brands.

PR snip in July> Company continuing to pursue value-enhancing initiatives as a standalone company, capital structure optimization, a sale of the Company, a sale of certain assets of the Company or other business combination.

P.S. I'm seeing the company as to small a player to compete with the big boys. Perhaps an old Favorite LNCE, might be ready for another acquisition? I can see Cape Cod chips fitting in quite nicely with Boulder Canyon and other regional brands.

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To: richardred who wrote (4329)1/23/2017 10:02:23 AM
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Will Tex want it back and then some?

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