Keep your eye out for new insightful Beacon Equity Research reports, they are a great starting point for new trading ideas.  Take a moment to look at the following companies that have surged in the recent weeks after the release of our analysts' coverage.

SIPC --  up as much as 18% after coverage announced last week
MPPC --  up more than 33% days after coverage announced
TIDE-- up more than 200% within 2 weeks after coverage started

Be sure to check you email Monday morning and visit www.BeaconEquity.com for an in-depth look at Purio Inc. (PURO) which we will be releasing before the market opens on Monday. Take time this weekend to do your own "due diligence" and visit our site to get the full report.

Making the Grade: Google's Surprise Surge Gets Wall Street Moving

It's report card time – and while many companies reported drooping quarterly results, Google and IBM, among others, reported strong first-quarter results. Wall Street's strength Friday morning signals increased investor confidence, and for the first time in a long time, the financial sector is getting good marks.

After GE's disappointing results last week, Wall Street let out a small sigh of relief on Google's positive news, taking it as a sign our economy is better than expected. Market bellwethers performed well enough to ease investor anxiety. Still, many companies fell short of analysts' estimates, posting wider losses - some just didn't make the grade.

Google released higher-than-expected first-quarter profits, surpassing Wall Street predictions. The Internet giant posted earnings at $1.31 billion, or $4.12 per share for the quarter, a 31 percent increase from $1 billion, or $3.18 per share for the first quarter of last year.

For the first time in Google's 9 ½ year history, more than half the company's revenue came from outside the United States - about 51 percent of its revenues came from international markets.
IBM shares shot up to their highest price in six years after the company beat-out analysts' and Wall Street expectations. The company posted $14.5 billion in revenues, up 36 percent for the same quarter of 2007.

On the flip side, Merrill Lynch & Co. posted a $2.14 billion loss, wider than analysts' estimates, and a $6.5 billion write-down; Nokia reported a weaker-than-expected 25 percent increase in profits; Pfizer Inc. lost clout after reporting an 18 percent drop in first-quarter profits, reporting earnings at $2.8 percent, or 41 cents per diluted share.

Right now, word on the street is that the credit crunch is coming to the end of its days and optimism seems prevalent throughout the market for the first time in awhile. We're still sitting on the beginning of a summer of thin wallets, as food, airline, and oil and gas prices are expected to soar.

Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens reaffirmed speculation of skyrocketing oil prices this summer, forecasting oil to hit $125 a barrel soon; industry experts expect it to climb to $150 by the end of the year, and overseas investors are keeping a watchful eye on "cheap" oil as the U.S. dollar value declines. Oil prices rallied toward the end of the week, hitting a high of $115.54 a barrel at the market's close Wednesday, the U.S. dollar slipping against the euro, then dropping $2 to $112.86 a barrel in pre-market trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Though housing prices are expected to slide another 9 percent year, many investment banking heads hint the worst of the credit crisis has come to pass. While there's no doubt the U.S. economy is crippled, Wall Street remained strong through Friday's closing bell. The Dow gained 228.87 points, closing at 12,849.36; Nasdaq rose 61.14 points to 2,402.97; and the S&P 500 finished up 24.77 points to 1,390.33.

Tidelands Oil & Gas (TIDE) Launches Two Large-Scale Projects to Bank on Natural Gas

Growing demand for natural gas is spurred by increased demand from the residential, commercial and electric power sectors. According to the EIA, U.S. natural gas consumption will reach 24.3 trillion cubic feet in 2016. The electric power sector accounts for approximately 30 percent of total natural gas consumption. Thursday, natural gas inventories jumped 27 billion cubic feet, sending natural gas prices climbing.

Tidelands Oil & Gas Corp. (OTCBB: TIDE) is taking advantage of the world's estimated 6,183 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves, basing operations in the northeastern states of Mexico, Texas and California. The company operates through its eight subsidiaries to develop mid-stream natural gas projects, and is currently working on two large-scale projects, the Port Esperanza LNG (liquefied natural gas) Terminal and the Burgos Hub Pipeline.

The Port Esperanza Project consists of an LNG re-gasification receiving facility 15 miles offshore from the Port of Long Beach in Southern California. Tankers will offload LNG transported from overseas and convert it back into natural gas. The utility corridor deep beneath the coastline encases the natural gas and water pipelines, eliminating disruptive coastal drilling and minimizing environmental effects on air quality and marine environment. The Port Esperanza project obtains its electricity needs from onshore power sources and is equipped with onboard battery power for backup. When completed, the company expects enough supply to fulfill 10-15 percent of California's natural gas needs.

Through its Mexican subsidiary, Tidelands is developing The Burgos Hub Project. The project involves building and operating an integrated natural gas pipeline that will interconnect Texas with the Northeast Mexico border. Additionally, The Burgos Hub Project will consist of an underground natural gas storage facility with 22 injection and extraction wells and above-ground facilities for compression stations. Storage capacity for the facility will be about 50 BCF.

Shares of TIDE opened just above 5 cents Monday morning, climbing to 7 cents Tuesday morning, and slipping to 4 cents at the market's close Friday.

Copper King Mining (CPRK) Sits atop a Mass of Prospects

Copper King Mining (Pink Sheets: CPRK) engages in the exploration, extraction and processing of mineral reserves in and around the Milford Mineral Belt in Beaver County, Utah. The Milford Mineral Belt consists of 59,000 acres of mining claims. Principal metals on the company's mining claims include copper, silver, gold, tungsten and molybdenum.

Throughout the duration of the next five years, Copper King projects to extract more than 230 million lbs. of copper, 115,000 ounces of gold and 11.5 million ounces of silver, resulting in values of $886.2 million, $115 million and 211.6 million, respectively.

With current estimated reserves in the Milford Mineral Belt, Copper King has the potential to process 2,400 tons per day, for about 10 years, generating revenues of $103 million annually. According to the company, proven reserves represent only a fraction of what is believed to be in the Milford Mineral Belt.

In an effort to raise company and copper resource awareness and education, the "new face" of Copper King, John O'Hurley was a featured guest Friday on the nation's No. 1 radio network, Premier Radio Network, subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications.

O'Hurley's popularity stems from his appearances on Seinfeld, Dancing with the Stars, and one of People Magazines "Sexiest Men Alive" drew audiences for the nationally syndicated radio tour. O'Hurley highlighted the Copper King's business operations and the growing demand for copper sources throughout the United States. In February, Copper King announced O'Hurley as its new video news release host.

CPRK shares rallied between 4 cents and 6 cents all week, closing at 6 cents, on volume of 3.2 million Friday afternoon.

POZEN Inc. (POZN) Receives FDA Approval for Migraine Treatment

POZEN Inc. was recently awarded a long-awaited approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its migraine drug, Treximet. The company first requested approval from the administration in 2005, but was asked twice for more data; Treximet is being developed by POZEN, in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for the treatment of acute migraine. Treximet is GSK's proposed brand name for a proprietary single tablet containing sumatriptan succinate, a 5-HT 1B/1D agonist formulated with GSK's RT Technology, and naproxen sodium, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drug.

Compared with other drug-producing companies, POZEN provides a safer NSAID through its development of a proprietary product candidate, designated PN 400, for the treatment of conditions such as osteoarthritis in patients who are at risk for developing NSAID-associated gastric ulcers. The PN tablet is designed to contain an immediate release acid inhibitor with a delayed release NSAID in a single dosage form.

To further develop and commercialize proprietary fixed dose combinations of the proton pump inhibitor (PPI) esomeprazole magnesium, with the NSAID naproxen in a single tablet, POZEN entered into a collaboration and license agreement with AstraZeneca AB.

POZEN is a development stage company focused on the development of products for the treatment of acute and chronic pain and other pain-related conditions. The company is also exploring the development of product candidates in other pain-related therapeutic areas. POZEN also explores alternate possible expansion areas and is currently widely diversified.

The company has two other product candidates in development that combine a PPI with an NSAID in a single tablet, which include PN 100, a combination of lansoprazole and naproxen; and PN 200, a combination of omeprazole and naproxen. These product candidates are intended to provide management of pain and inflammation-associated conditions, such as osteoarthritis, with fewer gastrointestinal complications compared to an NSAID taken alone.

Shares of POZEN climbed $3.58, or 34 percent, to $14.11 at the market's close Wednesday, following word of the FDA's approval.

Sipp Industries Inc. (SIPC) Strengthened by Strategic Alliances and Acquisitions

The phenomenal growth of the world's population has caused varied responses from global economies and corresponding diverse effects on products and markets. Along with the ever-increasing demand for food, there has been a growing emergence of the demand for beverages and drinks in the form of fruit beverages, sports drinks, ready-to-drink (RTD) tea, coffee, flavored milk and energy drinks. Recent trends impacting the beverage industry sales include increasing interest in premium brands, more consumers switching from beer to spirits, price increases and population growth.

Sipp Industries Inc., a wholesale marketing company in the alcohol beverage industry, markets specialty niche alcohol beverages. The company's business model is to provide premium private label beverage products that include spirits, water, health drinks, flavored water, teas and juices. The company pursues fulfillment of its mission "To Establish SIPP as America's Premium Private Label Beverage Company" through acquisitions in the industry.

The most recent development for SIPP is a definitive agreement to acquire QS Inc. (dba Santa Fe Springs). Through this acquisition, SIPP will be able to acquire a certified bonded warehouse and approximately $1 million in trailing revenue, experienced production management, and Federal licenses to manufacture and rectify alcohol by operating bottling facilities throughout the United States. SIPP has identified prospective bottling facilities and is in negotiations for acquisition, to be converted from non-alcohol to alcohol bottling plants; enhanced capabilities will further improve the company's operating margins.

The company has signed a strategic alliance agreement with New Age Packaging Inc., a manufacturer of flexible packaging machines, to market a new technology breakthrough in flexible pouch packaging that is proprietary to New Age Packaging. Through this strategic alliance, SIPP is able to differentiate its line of pre-mixed cocktails through innovative flexible pouch packaging. These unique pouches cost less than a bottle cap to produce and are biodegradable. The pouches are also portable, easily storable and eliminate the risk of broken glass; they offer the ultimate in consumer convenience and are ideal containers for parties on the go.

In addition, SIPP has formed a strategic alliance with Data Commodities Inc., a licensed importer and national distributor of alcohol. Data Commodities will provide the necessary alcohol licenses and permits for SIPP's distribution.

With the beverage industry sales expected to rise 4.6 percent to $19 billion and volume projected to rise 1.9 percent to 185 million cases, SIPP has strategically positioned itself to strengthen and develop its products.

AirTran Holdings Inc. (AAI) Increases 2008 Q1 Liquidity 10% to $358 Million

Global airline profits for 2007 were posted at $5.6 billion, rebounding from a devastating $13 billion loss in 2001. This reflects a significant improvement from the industry's largest drawdown in 2001. Mergers and acquisitions helped strengthen industry players and may also lead to higher fares as combined carriers reduce flights and use their increased market power to raise prices.
AirTran Holdings Inc., through its subsidiary, AirTran Airways Inc., provides scheduled airline services in the United States, operating primarily in short-haul markets in the eastern U.S., with flights originating and terminating at its hub in Atlanta, Ga.

AirTran Airways Inc. recently updated its financial information in response to late market volatility. AirTran Airways is a Fortune 1000 company offering more than 700 affordable, daily flights to 58 U.S. destinations. With 8,900 friendly Crew Members and America's youngest all-Boeing fleet, AirTran Airways provides XM Satellite Radio and Business Class seating on every flight.
AirTran Airways' liquidity position has strengthened from year-end. The company's aggregate cash and investments balance increased from $326 million December 31, 2007, to $358 million March 31, 2008. Additionally, the company expects its liquidity to further strengthen during the second quarter. The company recorded six consecutive years of profitability.

"AirTran Airways is one of the strongest low-cost carriers operating today," Bob Fornaro, president and CEO of AirTran Airways stated in a press release. "We have ample balance sheet strength to support our operation."

As of January 23, 2008, AirTran Holdings Inc. operated 87 Boeing B717-200 and 50 Boeing B737-700 aircraft offering approximately 700 scheduled flights per day to 55 locations in the United States. AirTran Holdings serves its customers through the Internet, travel agencies and its reservation call centers.

OmniaLuo Inc. (OLOU) Reports Four-fold Revenue Growth to $7.9 Million in 2007

With domestic sales exceeding $100 billion in 2007, the garment sector has grown to be one of China's largest industries; annual sales in women's apparel are expected to grow between 25 and 29 percent over the next several years, and a 20 percent average annual growth through 2010. OmniaLuo Inc., based in China's fashion capital of Shenzhen, designs, develops, markets and distributes fine women's apparel for female professionals in China.

OmniaLuo offers a complete line of business casual women's wear, including bottoms, tops, outerwear and accessories under the OMNIALUO brand name, placing emphasis on fashionable business casual wear.

OmniaLuo recently announced operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2007. The company's revenue for the quarter was approximately $2.7 million, an 80 percent increase compared to $1.5 million for the same quarter in 2006. For fiscal 2007 the company reported four-fold growth in revenue to $7.9 million, up from $1.5 million reported for the year prior. The company's strong growth is attributed to the opening of 100 new retail stores throughout China last year.

OmniaLuo's apparel embodies elegance, femininity and sophistication for China's rapidly growing class of urban and affluent female professionals. Target customers include urban women between the ages of 25 and 35 with annual net incomes ranging from $2,500 to $22,500. OMNIALUO brand apparel has been recognized as "China's Best Women's Wear Design" by the China Fashion Designers Association every year from 2002 to 2006.

With its rapid and strategic expansion plan, OmniaLuo plans to increase its retail presence throughout China from its current 187 stores to more than 250 stores by year end 2008. Under the leadership of Zheng Cindy Luo, a prominent award winning chief designer in China and the originator of the OMNIALUO brand, OmniaLuo is positioned to become the Chinese brand equivalent of Donna Karan or Liz Claiborne.