Efftec International Inc (OTCMKTS:EFFI) Shares Rally and Reverse

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Efftec International Inc (OTCMKTS:EFFI) shares popped up 44.44% to $0.00260 on Thursday then retreated 26.92% to $0.00190 in after-hours trading. Share prices have been trading in a 52-week range of $0.00 to $0.01. The company has a market cap of $22,800 at 12.69 million shares outstanding.

Efftec International Inc is a holding company that focuses on sales of hardware, nutrients and professional consulting services into the hydroponics and indoor grow markets through various business segment activities.

In a press release, Efftec International Inc announced that it is restructuring its businesses to better align with segment and managerial competencies. It has been strategically divided into the following:

  • Consumables: Red Light Bakers, which comprise suppliers of specialty baking mixes;
  • Hard Goods: Xe Lighting and private label lighting, which comprise suppliers of lighting products and nutrients to the indoor grow markets and Budz Sunglasses, which comprise manufacturer and distributor of specialty grow room safety sunglasses; and
  • Professional Consulting Services: Consulting Partnership Group, which comprise suppliers of turnkey solutions and consultation for indoor agriculture.

“The restructuring actions along with the revised focus on the three business activity segments or verticals will greatly increase the Company’s ability to achieve further growth as historically evidenced by the increase of over 900% in net sales of $247,000 for the calendar year ended December 31, 2016 compared to $27,000 for the calendar year ended December 31, 2015,” remarked Efftec International Inc President Brian Tucker.

As for reporting on the business and operational activities of the company over the past year in light of this restructuring announcement, Efftec International Inc disclosed:

“The Company, after significant review by management and outside legal counsel, has decided to divest itself of its ownership position in Hemplife Industries and the Company is presently in discussions to sell its ownership interest to a potential buyer. The Company has also decided to sell the suite of five individual industry-specific patents which focus on technologies and methodologies that improve the efficiency of gas discharge lighting systems, commonly known as HID and CFL lighting systems, that was acquired in April 2016 since further development of these patents are no longer relevant to the Company’s planned future business activities.”

High Performance Beverages Co (OTCMKTS:TBEV) Shares Eyeing Higher Performance?

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High Performance Beverages Co (OTCMKTS:TBEV) shares were flat at $0.00010 and unchanged in after-hours trading. Share prices have been trading in a 52-week range of $0.00 to $0.00. High Performance Beverages Co is a beverage company in the process of transitioning itself into the dairy production and value-added dairy processing industry.

In a press release, the company announced the hiring of its new President and CEO, Ryan Coulston, and the appointment of its new Board Chairman, Cameron Calaway.

Coulston comes with a broad background that includes customer relations, sales, business development and strategic planning. He earned his BA in Business from Utah Valley University then has helped several new companies develop and implement strong new marketing plans.

Calaway is a Central Washington native and is a 3rd generation farmer and cattle raiser, which means he has roots deeply embedded in agriculture. He earned his BA degree in Agricultural Business and has over 30 years of experience growing crops, cattle and companies in the agricultural industry. Calaway has acquired dairies with low performance and sustainability, and has turned them into profitable, multi-million dollar operations.

“We are pleased to bring our vision for dairy management and dairy value-added processing to High Performance Beverages Company. The new direction we intend to take the Company will create tangible value for shareholders and have a high impact in the rural economy where we operate by creating good paying full time employment,” High Performance Beverages Co CEO Ryan Coulston stated.

In the same press release, High Performance Beverages Co announced that it plans to strategically reposition its business model into the dairy industry with a focus on dairy production and the value-added dairy processing market.

Under this plan, the company will first focus plans on opportunistic acquisitions of existing dairies then begin to implement plans for dairy value-added production, introducing vertically integrated processing. This will allow for High Performance Beverages Co to draw upon the liquid milk from the acquired dairies in order to produce higher value products.

 

Sunset Island Group Inc (OTCMKTS:SIGO) Unveils Expansion Plans

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Sunset Island Group Inc (OTCMKTS:SIGO) shares jumped 126.92% to $0.295 and were unchanged in after-hours trading. Share prices have been trading in a 52-week range of $0.06 to $30.00. The company has a market cap of $6.50 million at 50.03 million shares outstanding.

Sunset Island Group Inc is a company that produces records and manages artists. The company also manages musical performers, produces records, distributes music and videos, and offers multi media marketing and promotion services.

In a press release, the company shared that it is in the process of harvesting its first 4,000 square feet of grow space and that the entire run has already been pre-sold to a cannabis supplier in Southern California.

“This is our first real opportunity to share our plan with the investment community, so let’s get into some of the detail.  First, we are set up for year round harvesting.  We have staggered growth in our initial grow space in such a way that we should remain in a constant state of “harvest”.  A company like ours that has product available year round is an attractive resource for dispensaries across the state.  We have an excellent, experienced staff including security and our team is committed to a methodical, but aggressive build out of the business over time.  We are looking to scale up in the coming months by securing an additional 54,000 square feet of grow space and project a combined 66,000 square feet of grow space after our next expansion phase is completed.  Total greenhouse space with this first expansion should reach 90K as processing and manufacturing space is required as well for drying, trimming, etc,” said CEO TJ Magallanes.

Magallanes projected that this will generate a conservative $200 annually per square foot of grow space over time. Sunset Island Group Inc is planning on selling its first several harvests at a slight discount compared to our competitors in order to build name recognition and goodwill.

“I am very proud of our team and we are excited about our coming expansion plans.  This first harvest has been a learning experience for all of us and we’re already seeing ways that we can ensure improvements and increase our yield with each harvest to come,” he concluded.

Here is Who Picked Mattersight Corp (NASDAQ:MATR) Shares

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In a just published Form 13, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mattersight Corp (NASDAQ:MATR) reported that Viex Capital Advisors, Llc has picked up 1,659,443 of common stock as of 2017-07-20.

The acquisition brings the aggregate amount owned by Viex Capital Advisors, Llc to a total of 1,659,443 representing a 5.1% in the company.

For those not familiar with the company, Mattersight Corporation offers behavioral analytics and provides personality-based software products. The Company uses various applications, including predictive behavioral routing, performance management, quality assurance and predictive analytics (collectively, Behavioral Analytics) to analyze and predict customer behavior based on the language exchanged between agents and customers during brand interactions. The Company operates through the Behavioral Analytics segment. Its multi-channel technology captures the unstructured data of voice interactions (conversations), related customer and employee data, and employee desktop activity, and applies various algorithms against those interactions. Its Behavioral Analytics offerings help its clients to identify optimal customer/employee behavioral pairing for call routing; identify and understand customer personality, and measure customer satisfaction and agent performance on every analyzed call, among others.

A glance at Mattersight Corps (NASDAQ:MATR)’s key stats reveals a current market capitalization of 81.75 Million based on 32.69 Million shares outstanding and a price at last close of $2.55 per share.

Looking at insider activity, there are a few recent transactions worth noting.

Specifically, on 2017-06-07, Feinberg picked up 50,000 at a purchase price of $2.48. This brings their total holding to 198,177 as of the date of the filing.

On the sell side, the most recent transaction saw Danson unload 22,460 shares at a sale price of $3.63. This brings their total holding to 259,544.

It’s possible to gauge a company’s potential by tracking the activity of its major holders, as well as checking in on insider activity such as those transactions listed above. We’ll be keeping an eye on Mattersight Corp (NASDAQ:MATR) as things move forward to see if its progress aligns with these transactions.Subscribe below and we’ll keep you on top of what’s happening before it moves markets.

 

Guess Who Picked HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ:HTGM) Shares

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In a just published Form 13, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc. (NASDAQ:HTGM) reported that Novo Holdings A/s has picked up 1,280,185 of common stock as of 2017-07-20.

The acquisition brings the aggregate amount owned by Novo Holdings A/s to a total of   1,280,185 representing a 12.03% in the company.

For those not familiar with the company, HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. is a commercial-stage company that develops and markets a technology platform to facilitate the routine use of complex molecular profiling. The Company’s HTG Edge and HTG EdgeSeq platforms, consisting of instrumentation, consumables and software analytics, are used in sample profiling applications, including tumor profiling, molecular diagnostic testing and biomarker development. The Company’s HTG Edge and HTG EdgeSeq platforms automate the molecular profiling of genes and gene activity using its nuclease protection chemistry on a range of biological samples. The Company’s HTG EdgeSeq chemistry, together with its HTG Edge or HTG EdgeSeq instrumentation and software, automates and adapts its nuclease protection chemistry to enable analysis using next generation sequencing (NGS) instrumentation. The HTG EdgeSeq system utilizes substantially the same sample preparation reagents as its original chemistry, but allows for read out on an NGS instrument.

A glance at HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ:HTGM)s key stats reveals a current market capitalization of 23.11 Million based on 10.64 Million shares outstanding and a price at last close of $2.37 per share.

Looking at insider activity, there are a few recent transactions worth noting.

Specifically, on 2015-08-24, Johnson picked up 1,000 at a purchase price of $5.34. This brings their total holding to 11,718 as of the date of the filing.

On the sell side, the most recent transaction saw Glaxosmithkline unload 300,000 shares at a sale price of $10.15. This brings their total holding to 792,781.

It’s possible to gauge a company’s potential by tracking the activity of its major holders, as well as checking in on insider activity such as those transactions listed above. We’ll be keeping an eye on HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ:HTGM) as things move forward to see if its progress aligns with these transactions.Subscribe below and we’ll keep you on top of what’s happening before it moves markets.

Singer Karen Picked Sito Mobile Ltd. (NASDAQ:SITO) Shares

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In a just published Form 13, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Sito Mobile Ltd. (NASDAQ:SITO) reported that Singer Karen has picked up 2,100,718 of common stock as of 2017-07-20.

The acquisition brings the aggregate amount owned by Singer Karen to a total of 2,100,718 representing a 10.2% in the company.

For those not familiar with the company, SITO Mobile, Ltd. operates a mobile location-based advertising platform serving businesses, advertisers and brands. The Company’s offerings include SITO Location-Based Advertising and SITO Mobile Messaging. SITO Location-Based Advertising delivers display advertisements and videos on behalf of advertisers, including various features, such as Geo-fencing, Verified walk-in, Behavioral Targeting, and Analytics and Optimization. Geo-fencing targets customers within a certain radius of location and uses technology to push coupons, advertisements and promotions to mobile applications. Verified Walk-in tracks foot-traffic to locations and which advertisements drive action. Behavioral Targeting tracks past behaviors over 30 to 90 day increments allowing for real-time campaign management. Analytics and Optimization is a culling and building measurement system. SITO Mobile Messaging is a platform for building and controlling programs, including messaging and customer incentive programs.

A glance at Sito Mobile Ltd. (NASDAQ:SITO)’s key stats reveals a current market capitalization of 120.36 Million based on 20.68 Million shares outstanding and a price at last close of $5.74 per share.

Looking at insider activity, there are a few recent transactions worth noting.

Specifically, on 2017-06-15, Fisher picked up 79,400 at a purchase price of $3.49. This brings their total holding to 100,000 as of the date of the filing.

On the sell side, the most recent transaction saw Braun unload 2,000 shares at a sale price of $5.03. This brings their total holding to 1,994,580.

It’s possible to gauge a company’s potential by tracking the activity of its major holders, as well as checking in on insider activity such as those transactions listed above. We’ll be keeping an eye on Sito Mobile Ltd. (NASDAQ:SITO) as things move forward to see if its progress aligns with these transactions. Subscribe below and we’ll keep you on top of what’s happening before it moves markets.

Recovery Underway for Neurotrope Inc (NASDAQ:NTRP) Shares

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Neurotrope Inc (NASDAQ:NTRP) shares slipped 23.78% to $5.80 and were unchanged in after-hours trading. Share prices have been trading in a 52-week range of $5.55 to $29.00. The company has a market cap of $46.12 million at 7.89 million shares outstanding.

This week, Neurotrope Inc presented clinical results from its recently completed Phase 2 trial demonstrating that moderate-to-severe Alzheimer’s disease patients treated with 20 µg bryostatin-1 showed preliminary evidence of sustained improvement in cognition compared to placebo.

“In this exploratory study evaluating a novel mechanism of action, we see an encouraging therapeutic signal in late stage AD patients with the 20 µg group, which was maintained across time points with relatively minimal toxicity and good tolerability,” said Martin R. Farlow, MD, Vice Chairman for Research in the Department of Neurology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center, who presented the data.

“This study has shown a real and sustained increase in SIB over and above standard of care in a difficult to treat population. It is important now to determine if these effects can be maintained and enhanced over a longer period of time,” he continued.

“Although the study was not powered for statistical significance at a = 0.05, the clinical effects in the 20 µg group compared to placebo were consistent in magnitude for cognition and function, and hold up under multiple sensitivity analyses,” said Suzanne Hendrix, PhD of Pentara Corporation.

Neurotrope Inc is a biopharmaceutical company with its product candidates in pre-clinical and clinical development. The company is focused on developing a product platform based upon a drug candidate called bryostatin for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, which is in the clinical testing stage.

Bryostatin, which is a protein kinase C Alpha and e activator, is also developed for other neurodegenerative or cognitive diseases and dysfunctions, which are in pre-clinical testing. Its second generation PKC activators, such as the Bryologs are meant for the treatment of central nervous system disorders, lysosomal storage diseases, stroke, cardio protection and traumatic brain injury. It develops Bryostatin-1 for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease along with the rare (Orphan) diseases, such as Fragile X Syndrome and Niemann-Pick Type C. It has completed Phase IIa clinical trials of Bryostatin-1 for the treatment of patients presented clinical results from its recently completed Phase 2 trial demonstrating that moderate-to-severe Alzheimer’s diseasewith AD.

Guess Who Picked Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. (NYSE:BCEI) Shares

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In a just published Form 13, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. (NYSE:BCEI) reported that Mangrove Partners Master Fund, Ltd. has picked up 1,552,500 of common stock as of 2017-07-19.

The acquisition brings the aggregate amount owned by Mangrove Partners Master Fund, Ltd. to a total of 1,552,500 representing a 7.6% in the company.

For those not familiar with the company, Denver-based Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. is an exploration and production company focused on the extraction of oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas in the United States. Founded in 1999, the company went public in December 2011. The common shares are listed for trading on the NYSE under the symbol “BCEI.”

A glance at Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. (NYSE:BCEI)’s key stats reveals a current market capitalization of 576.21 Million based on 20.35 Million shares outstanding and a price at last close of $28.32 Per SHARE.

Looking at insider activity, there are a few recent transactions worth noting.

Specifically, on 2017-01-05, Fir picked up 59,700 at a purchase price of $1.45. This brings their total holding to 8,586,485 as of the date of the filing.

On the sell side, the most recent transaction saw Whitebox unload 20,237 shares at a sale price of $39.22. This brings their total holding to 2,319,414.

It’s possible to gauge a company’s potential by tracking the activity of its major holders, as well as checking in on insider activity such as those transactions listed above. We’ll be keeping an eye on Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. (NYSE:BCEI) as things move forward to see if its progress aligns with these transactions. Subscribe below and we’ll keep you on top of what’s happening before it moves markets.

 

Van Berkom & Associates Inc. Picked DXP Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ:DXPE) Shares

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In a just published Form 13, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), DXP Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ:DXPE) reported that Van Berkom & Associates Inc. has picked up   844,984   of common stock as of 2017-07-19.The acquisition brings the aggregate amount owned by Van Berkom & Associates Inc. to a total of 844,984 representing a 4.85% in the company.

For those not familiar with the company, DXP Enterprises, Inc. (DXP) is engaged in the business of distributing maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products, equipment and service to industrial customers. The Company operates through three segments: Service Centers, Supply Chain Services and Innovative Pumping Solutions. The Service Centers segment provides MRO products, equipment and services, including technical expertise and logistics capabilities to industrial customers. The Supply Chain Services segment manages all or part of a customer’s supply chain, including procurement and inventory management. The Innovative Pumping Solutions segment provides source for engineering, systems design and fabrication. It operates from approximately 190 locations in over 40 states in the United States, approximately 10 provinces in Canada, Dubai and one state in Mexico. The Company’s product categories include rotating equipment, bearings & power transmission, industrial supplies, metal working and safety products & services.

A glance at DXP Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ:DXPE)’s key stats reveals a current market capitalization of 592.09 Million based on 17.42 Million shares outstanding and a price at last close of $34.37 per share.

Looking at insider activity, there are a few recent transactions worth noting.

Specifically, on 2017-04-07, Mcconnell picked up 384 at a purchase price of $27.40. This brings their total holding to 17,617 as of the date of the filing.

On the sell side, the most recent transaction saw Yee unload 4,000 shares at a sale price of $37.63. This brings their total holding to 40,278.

It’s possible to gauge a company’s potential by tracking the activity of its major holders, as well as checking in on insider activity such as those transactions listed above. We’ll be keeping an eye on DXP Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ:DXPE) as things move forward to see if its progress aligns with these transactions. Subscribe below and we’ll keep you on top of what’s happening before it moves markets.

 

Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN) is Attracting Smart Money

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In a just published Form 13, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN) reported that Van Berkom & Associates Inc. has picked up 1,139,614 of common stock as of 2017-07-19.

The acquisition brings the aggregate amount owned by Van Berkom & Associates Inc. to a total of 1,139,614 representing a 5.15% in the company.

For those not familiar with the company, Huron Consulting Group Inc. is a global professional services firm. The Company offers solutions in operations, advisory services, technology and analytics for healthcare, higher education, life sciences and commercial sectors. The Company’s segments include Healthcare, Education and Life Sciences, and Business Advisory. Its Healthcare segment provides advisory services, from strategy setting through implementation, in the areas of organizational and resource alignment, clinical transformation, financial and operational performance, patient and caregiver engagement, and technology implementation and optimization. Its Education and Life Sciences segment provides management consulting and technology solutions to the higher education and academic medical centers, pharmaceutical and medical device, biotechnology and research industries. The Business Advisory segment’s primary service lines include Enterprise Solutions and Analytics, and Business Advisory.

A glance at Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN)’s key stats reveals a current market capitalization of 917.21 Million based on 22.12 Million shares outstanding and a price at last close of $41.75 per share.

Looking at insider activity, there are a few recent transactions worth noting.

Specifically, on 2012-11-02, Roth picked up 3,000 at a purchase price of $29.82. This brings their total holding to 218,104 as of the date of the filing.

On the sell side, the most recent transaction saw Zumwalt unload 522 shares at a sale price of $43.36. This brings their total holding to 13,206.

It’s possible to gauge a company’s potential by tracking the activity of its major holders, as well as checking in on insider activity such as those transactions listed above. We’ll be keeping an eye on Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN) as things move forward to see if its progress aligns with these transactions.Subscribe below and we’ll keep you on top of what’s happening before it moves markets.

 

Here is Who Picked up Shiloh Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLO)Shares

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In a just published Form 13, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Shiloh Industries Inc (NASDAQ:SHLO) reported that Mtd Holdings Inc has picked up   7,905,266   of common stock as of 2017-07-19.

The acquisition brings the aggregate amount owned by Mtd Holdings Inc to a total of   7,905,266 representing a 34.2% in the company.

For those not familiar with the company, Shiloh Industries, Inc. is a supplier of lightweighting, noise and vibration solutions to the automotive, commercial vehicle and industrial markets. The Company operates through Automotive and Commercial Vehicles segment. The Company offers portfolio of lightweighting solutions in aluminum, magnesium, steel and high strength steel alloys. The Company delivers these solutions through design, engineering and manufacturing of first operation blanks, engineered welded blanks, complex stampings, modular assemblies, and engineered aluminum and magnesium die casting and machined components. The Company offers its solutions through its BlankLight, CastLight and StampLight brands. The Company delivers solutions in body, chassis and powertrain systems to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Company also provides intermediate steel processing services, such as oiling, leveling, cutting-to-length, slitting, edge trimming of hot and cold-rolled steel coils and inventory control services.

A glance at Shiloh Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLO)’s key stats reveals a current market capitalization of 196.26 Million based 22.87 Million shares outstanding and a price at last close of $8.61.

Looking at insider activity, there are a few recent transactions worth noting.

Specifically, on 2015-09-16, Hermiz picked up 11,600 at a purchase price of $8.60. This brings their total holding to 91,857 as of the date of the filing.

On the sell side, the most recent transaction saw Parente unload 2,000 shares at a sale price of $18.90. This brings their total holding to 22,000.

It’s possible to gauge a company’s potential by tracking the activity of its major holders, as well as checking in on insider activity such as those transactions listed above. We’ll be keeping an eye on Shiloh Industries Inc (NASDAQ:SHLO) as things move forward to see if its progress aligns with these transactions. Subscribe below and we’ll keep you on top of what’s happening before it moves markets.

 

Vintage Capital Management Llc. is Buying Aaron’s Inc (NYSE:AAN) Shares

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In a just published Form 13, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Aaron’s Inc (NYSE:AAN) reported that Vintage Capital Management Llc has picked up   48,025 of common stock as of 2017-07-19.

The acquisition brings the aggregate amount owned by Vintage Capital Management Llc to a total of 48,025 representing a 0.001% in the company.

For those not familiar with the company, Aaron’s, Inc. (Aaron’s) is an omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions. The Company engages in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories through its Company-operated and franchised stores in Canada, as well as its e-commerce platform, Aarons.com. Its segments include Sales and Lease Ownership, Progressive Finance Holdings, LLC (Progressive), Dent-A-Med, Inc., doing business as the HELPcard (DAMI), Franchise and Manufacturing. Its stores carry brands, such as Samsung, Frigidaire, Hewlett-Packard, LG, Whirlpool, Simmons, Philips, Ashley and Magnavox.

A glance at Aaron’s Inc (NYSE:AAN)s key stats reveals a current market capitalization of 2.90 Billion based on 70.66 Million shares outstanding and a price at last close of 39.82 per share.

Looking at insider activity, there are a few recent transactions worth noting.

Specifically, on 2016-08-19, Yanker picked up 40,000 at a purchase price of $25.29. This brings their total holding to 42,599 as of the date of the filing.

On the sell side, the most recent transaction saw Robinson unload 15,000 shares at a sale price of $36.80. This brings their total holding to 363,440.

It’s possible to gauge a company’s potential by tracking the activity of its major holders, as well as checking in on insider activity such as those transactions listed above. We’ll be keeping an eye on Aaron’s Inc (NYSE:AAN) as things move forward to see if its progress aligns with these transactions. Subscribe below and we’ll keep you on top of what’s happening before it moves markets.