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Beacon Research Issues TraderNotes on SDVI, CHTR, DLII, LVLT, FRPT for December 20, 2007

Today’s TraderNotes include: Signature Devices, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SDVI), Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR), Dixie Lee International Industries, Inc. (Pink Sheets: DLII), Level 3 Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRPT), Fire Protection, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRPT)

 

Signature Devices, Inc. (SDVI) TraderNote – SDVI Well-Positioned with New Distribution Agreement with Navarre

 

Signature Devices, Inc. (SDVI) heavily traded yesterday with a volume of 2,889,350 shares within the range of 0.06 – 0.08.  Signature Devices, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of information technology products in the United States.  The company creates, develops, and publishes 3-D interactive games for consoles and personal computers, and also publishes software for video games and commercial products.  It also provides consulting for information technology.  SDVI and their wholly-owned video game development and publishing subsidiary, Graffiti Entertainment, LLC, recently signed an agreement with Navarre Distribution Services, Inc. for the distribution of video games and PC software. Navarre has established distribution relationships with customers across a wide spectrum of retail channels which includes mass merchants, discount retailers, wholesale clubs, office and electronic superstores, military sales and e-tailers nationwide.  In yesterday's trading, SDVI closed at 0.06, a slight negative change of 0.01 or a decrease of 10.77% from the previous close of 0.07.  Yesterday's daily chart reflect a slow Stochastics indicator with readings of 24.02 %K and 30.94 %D curving down towards the 20% level, approaching confirmation of an oversold condition.  Share prices closed just 0.01 above the 52-week and year low rate of 0.05, to establish a significant support level.

 

Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) TraderNote – CHTR Actively Traded Yesterday with 4.57M Shares Valued at US$5.65M in 4,780 Transactions

 

Charter Communication, Inc. (CHTR) actively traded with a volume of 4,576,972 valued at US$5.65M in 4,780 transactions. Charter Communications, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a broadband communication company in the United States. It offers traditional cable video programming, high-speed Internet access, broadband cable services, high definition television service, interactive television, and telephone service through the Internet to residential and commercial customers. The company also sells local advertising on satellite-delivered networks. As of December 31, 2006, the company served approximately 5.43 million analog video customers, of which approximately 2.81 million were digital video customers. It also served approximately 2.40 million high-speed Internet customers and provided telephone service to approximately 445,800 customers.  In yesterday's trading, CHTR closed at 1.26, a positive change of 0.03 or an increase of 2.44% from the previous close of 1.23. At present, it has 403.22M shares outstanding.

 

Dixie Lee International Industries, Inc. (DLII) TraderNote – DLII Gains Growth Potential from New Pasta Product Lines

 

Dixie Lee International Industries, Inc. (DLII) closed yesterday at 1.70, a positive change of 0.25 or an increase of 17.24% from the previous close of 1.45. Dixie Lee International Industries, Inc. (DLII), parent company of the 40 year old "Dixie Lee" brand name, has more than 80 franchised restaurants open and more than 20 in development. The Dixie Lee brand name started with the opening of the first Dixie Lee Chicken & Seafood restaurant in 1964 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Dixie Lee restaurant concepts include full service, fast casual and take-out.  DLII recently announced that it will soon offer a line of healthy pasta dishes to complement its current line of salads. The six pasta product lines have been developed in such a way that the speed of service will not be compromised. In yesterday's trading DLII traded a volume of 384,552 shares within the range of 1.45 – 2.70.

 

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT) TraderNote – LVLT Actively Traded Yesterday with 25,205,964 Shares Valued at US$76.66M in 24,121 Transactions

 

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT) actively traded yesterday with a volume of 25,205,964 shares valued at US$76.66M in 24,121 transactions. Level 3 Communications, Inc. engages in the communications business primarily in North America and Europe. It offers switched services, including long distance origination, transport, and termination services; services that terminate toll free calls; international voice termination services; voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) enhanced local service to launch IP-based local and long-distance voice to residential and business customers; local inbound services; E-911 Direct solutions, including a fixed-location solution with network connections to public safety answering points and a solution for nomadic VoIP providers; and automatic number identification-based and carrier identification code-based services, as well as a dedicated end-user service. In yesterday's trading, LVLT closed at 3.07, a slight negative change of 0.11 or slight decline of 3.46% from the previous close of 3.18.  At present, it has 1.54B shares outstanding.

 

Force Protection, Inc. (FRPT) TraderNote – FRPT Strengthened by Its Buffalo and Cougar Series of Products

 

Force Protection, Inc. (FRPT) heavily traded yesterday with 24,153,410 shares within the range of 3.89 – 5.12.  Force Protection, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the manufacture of ballistic and blast protected vehicles. The company's products are used to protect personnel during transport, removal of unexploded ordnance, route clearance, humanitarian de-mining, and other missions that require protection from landmines and hostile fire. Its products include The Buffalo series, which is designed for route clearing activities and The Cougar series for troop transport, explosive ordinance disposal, command and control, artillery prime mover, recovery and ambulance duty, urban patrol, route clearance support, utility transport, and special unit activities.  In yesterday's trading, FRPT closed at 4.93, a slight negative change of 0.98 or a decline of 16.58% from the previous close of 5.91. Share prices hit the 52-week and year low rate of 3.89, establishing a significant support level.  At present, it has 68.25M shares outstanding.

 

Beacon Equity Research Disclosure

 

The analysts contributing to this report do not hold any shares of Mammoth Energy Group, Inc. (MMTE).  Additionally the analysts contributing to this report certify that the views expressed herein accurately reflect the analysts' personal views as to the subject securities and issuers. The analyst(s) writing this report recognize and aspire to all of the CFA Institute Guidelines for Independent Research. Beacon Equity Research (“Beacon”) certifies that no part of the analysts' compensation was, is, or will be, directly or indirectly, related to the specific recommendation or views expressed by the analysts in the report.  Beacon Equity Research and its affiliates have been directly compensated six hundred thousand shares from TI Consulting for enrollment of SDVI in its research program.  This report is based on data obtained from sources we believe to be reliable, but is not guaranteed as to accuracy and does not purport to be complete. As such, the report should not be construed as advice designed to meet the particular investment needs of any investor. Any opinions expressed herein are subject to change.
 
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