Shares of Hydrogenics Purchased

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hygs_logo.gif Hydrogenics Corp (HYGS) is a developer of fuel cell technology and hydrogen generation. They are also working with wind farm technology in the generation of hydrogen. Back in January of this year they successfully completed the purchase of Stuart Energy which compliments their product portfolio. Shares of the stock have been under pressure for the last couple of months due to missed expectations on Q1 revenue results. There is also some major concern about an increase in product backlog. hygs_20050909.gif In August, HYGS issued their most recent quarterly earnings and are attempting to reassure the shareholders that they are making great strides in incorporating the Stuart Energy division and also working on fulfilling the backlog of orders.

“We believe that the increase in revenues, combined with synergies derived from the Stuart Energy acquisition, will accelerate our path to profitability,” continues Rivard. “All in all, we believe we are delivering on the commitment we made at the beginning of the year to achieve renewed financial performance for our shareholders by applying discipline and sound business fundamentals.” [ more ]

I have successfully owned this name in the past with some nice gains in one of my trading portfolios. Right now I feel it is poised to move to the upside for a long term uptrend and I purchased shares in both my personal portfolio and my Marketocracy mutual fund portfolio at an average price of $4.00. The stock is currently sitting right against some resistance at the $4.00 and I think it has the momentum to take it out to the upside. The stock has some nice support at the $3.50 level and I would be willing to average back down if it comes back down to this price level. There are also some other Marketocracy gurus adding this stock to thier portfolios as well, which may (or may not) be a good sign. [ more ] For those of you that are adventurous, the HYGS MAR 2006 5 Calls look good here if you can get a fill in the $0.50-$0.60 range. There is very little open interest for options on this stock and getting a fill at a decent price may be difficult. DISCLAIMER: I am not a registered investment advisor. The information and trades that I provide here are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to buy or sell any of these securities. Investing involves substantial risk and you should evaluate your own risk levels before you make any investment. Past results are not an indication of future performance. Please take the time to read the full disclaimer here.


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