We’re in the third longest bull market in US history and though every day may not be positive, the overall trend is up, up, and away. And even though the markets are still far from the #1 spot which was a 4,494 day stretch between 1987 and 2000, there’s no denying that market activity has been reaching new heights this year. Typically during the summer months, there has historically been a lull but it would seem that this year its not just the bulls of the NASDAQ and NYSE that are helping lead the charge, smaller investors and even many funds are participating in OTC and Pink sheet trades. Many of these “big stock runs in 2015″ have been seen after sub penny stocks (those that trade at less than $0.01) rally on volatile speculation and milestone material events (relative to company size of course).During this last and shortest week of May, these stocks have captivated the investment community; some of them include US Precious Metals Inc. (OTCMKTS:USPR), Enviro-Serv Inc. (OTCMKTS:EVSV), and Auri, Inc. (OTCMKTS:AURI).
Earlier this year, U.S. Precious Metals announced the hiring of ACT HOLDINGS, LLC, to act as operator for the Company’s 2015 core drilling program on its mining concessions located in Michoacan, Mexico. According to the Company, the program initially consists of 5,000 meters that target areas near drill holes from prior drilling campaigns to expand and define known mineralized zones at depth. As of the most recently filed quarterly, US Precious metals has realized an increase in cash and assets by more than $298,000USD. Over the course of the last month (since May 1st) shares of USPR have increased in price by as much as 74% from lows of $0.111 to highs on Thursday (5-28-15) of $0.194.
Enviro-Serv had received flack earlier in the year following very fledgling phase developments for the company but much to the chagrin of longer term investors, it this past month showed the potential “payoff” of waiting after the company began to release news that it had, in fact moved forward with said plans in a big way. Now the stock has moved from .0001 to as high as $0.0015 over the last 45 days with volume helping to buck this new trend. A few weeks ago the Company announced that Enviro-Serv, Inc. had formally signed a franchise agreement with Pestmaster Services who is a national Franchisor with 30 locations and a dominant player in the Governmental contracts sector for pest control to control the Tampa Bay Pest market. True to their plan, Enviro-Serv acted swiftly and released press this week stating that the Company had submitted its first local GSA Government contract bid.
Enviro-Serv CEO Chris Trina explained the details to investors in that release stating, “We are super excited about this submission of this specific bid to the Veteran’s Administration to service the James Haley VA hospital adjacent to the University of South Florida its main location here in the local Tampa area. We currently service its annexes about ten miles away, which is the $300,000 VA contract mentioned in last week’s news release. I feel very good about our chances of earning this award and continuing to be one of the VA’s go to pest companies here in Tampa Bay. As most are aware by now we are very close in time in becoming a stand-alone Tampa Bay franchise of Pestmaster’s Services. Because we aren’t officially a Pestmaster’s Services entity yet the HQ Reno office on our behalf submitted this $46,614 5- year renewable pest control contract last Friday. This specific contract was a set-aside SBA GSA contract in which only our company and one competitor qualified for the submission giving us a true 50% chance in earning this award. Once we are legally a Pestmaster Services Franchise in July this contract will be taken over and owned by the local branch Trina explained. We should know in ten days or so if we earned this contract or not.”
Auri, Inc. announced Thursday that it had several key developments, which seem to have been a catalyst for market activity seen during the Thursday session. The company, management, and its attorneys agreed that Auri will commence the process of up listing the company to the next tier and to a fully reporting status; OTCQB and OTCQX. Furthermore, based on the Company’s acquisition path, management has decided to agree on a 3 year outstanding shares lock up. “This agreement will enable the company to have an intelligent path to the completion of one of its largest acquisitions. This corporate action will position the company in a healthy market capitalization structure of: 1) TOTAL locked SHARES of 1,249,342,479. 2) TOTAL OUTSTANDING SHARES 1,311,670,675.and leaving TOTAL FREE TRADING SHARES (the float in the market) of 62,328,196,” states management.
Since opening Thursday morning at $0.001, shares price has increased by as much as 940%.