upper falls : Nanotechnologie: Ruhe vor dem Sturm ?,
Werten wie NANX (910885) oder ALTI (902675) zu verdienen.
Nun zieht aber NANX mit zweistelligem Plus seit letzter Woche wieder an.
Wohl auch im Vorfeld der für Donnerstag erwarteten Zahlen.
Und wenn es nach Shonstorm geht, holt ALTI auch bald auf, liegen die doch noch über 300 % von deren Kursziel entfernt:
Tuesday August 15, 9:04 am Eastern Time
SOURCE: Shonstrom Research Associates
Shonstrom Research Associates Initiates Coverage of
Nano-Particle Producer, Altair International with a
Speculative BUY Rating
Shonstrom Research Associates Provides Proprietary Research Product to NASD Member PCS
DENVER, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair International (Nasdaq: ALTI - news), a development stage company is expected
to begin shipping commercial quantities of titanium dioxide nano-particles in this year's fourth quarter.
The company's first market opportunity is for Altium TiNano 40 anatase crystals to be used as UV protection in skin care and
cosmetic products. A second application is as an additive to a ceramic coating developed for the Navy that increases impact
resistance 4 times.
Nanotechnology (a nanometer equals one billionth of a meter) is the marriage of chemistry and engineering in building materials
at the molecular level. Current nanomaterials increase strength and resilience, remove imperfections, lower weight and cost, and
provide photo resistance. Over the next decade nanomaterials will influence ``virtually every man-made object'' according to
the National Science and Technology Council. While many potential advances such as computing at the molecular level are
years away, a number of commercial markets, on which Altair is focused, are just emerging.
Altair's thin film process appears to produce a more consistently sized nano-particle at a lower cost than that of existing vapor
and solution processes. Further, Altair's surface chemistry control methods and dopants can allow for variations in porosity,
conductivity, photo catalytic activity and other desirable features not obtainable through these other technologies.
Michael Shonstrom, President of Shonstrom Research Associates noted that the industry's only pure play, Nanophase
Technologies (Nasdaq: NANX - news) currently has a market capitalization of $135 MM and the company's stock sells at a
multiple of 52.1 x trailing twelve month revenues of $2.5 MM. Altair's nano-particle revenues could reach an estimated $5.0
MM in 2001. Further, the company is expected to announce a number of new applications and technological initiatives with
significant industry partners over the next year.
On a parallel path the company is developing a titanium ore deposit to add new production to $7 Billion mineral markets faced
with diminishing sources of supply.
Shonstrom Research Associates has initiated coverage with a speculative BUY rating and a 12 month price target of $9 per