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10 Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2014: China Ceramics Co. Ltd.(CCCL)
China Ceramics Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of ceramic tiles used for exterior siding, interior flooring, and design in residential and commercial buildings primarily in the People's Republic of China. It offers porcelain tiles, glazed tiles, glazed porcelain tiles, rustic tiles, and ultra-thin tiles under the Hengda, Hengdeli, TOERTO, and WULIQIAO brand names. The company primarily sells its products through a distributor network, as well as directly to property developers. China Ceramics Co., Ltd. is based in Jinjiang City, the People's Republic of China.
10 Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2014: Biorem Inc (BRM.V)
Biorem Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures, and supplies air emissions control systems for the municipal and industrial sectors in North America. The company offers biofilters for the removal of odors, H2S, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and hazardous air pollutants; biotrickling filters for the removal of high level H2S and other water soluble odorous gases from air streams; dual stage systems to treat odors associated with various municipal waste water treatment processes; systems to remove impurities and condition biogas; and VOC treatment systems. Its filter media products comprise Biosorbens, an inorganic permanent biofilter media for odor removal; XLD, a biofiltration media designed for biosolids applications for the removal of high odor, low H2S, and reduced sulfur compounds; and LWE, an engineered synthetic media designed for the company�s biotrickling filters. The company is headquartered in Guelph, Canada.
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Aastrom Biosciences, Inc., a regenerative medicine company, engages in developing autologous cell therapies for the treatment of severe and chronic cardiovascular diseases. The company?s autologous expanded cellular therapy technology uses single-pass perfusion to produce human cell products for clinical use. Its clinical development programs include CLI program, which is in phase IIb clinical development for the treatment of serious and advanced stage of peripheral arterial diseases; and DCM development program, which is in Phase II for the treatment of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). The company also has two ongoing U.S. Phase II trials investigating surgical and catheter-based delivery for its product in the treatment of DCM. Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
10 Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2014: Louisiana Bancorp Inc.(LABC)
Louisiana Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Bank of New Orleans that provides commercial banking services to individuals and businesses primarily in southern Louisiana. It offers deposit accounts consisting of interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing checking, money market, savings, and certificate of deposit accounts. The company also originates one-to four-family, multi-family residential and commercial real estate mortgage, commercial, land mortgage, and construction loans, as well as consumer loans, including student loans, loans secured by deposit accounts, automobile loans, home improvement loans, unsecured personal loans, and home equity loans and lines of credit. As of December 31, 2010, it operated through its main office located in Metairie; and 2 full-service banking offices located in Metairie and New Orleans. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Metairie, Louisiana.
10 Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2014: TIBCO Software Inc.(TIBX)
TIBCO Software Inc. provides middleware and infrastructure software worldwide. It offers products in the areas of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and core infrastructure; business optimization; and process automation and collaboration. Its SOA and core infrastructure product line helps organizations integrate their disparate systems and move towards flexible infrastructure comprised of services or discrete data components that can be assembled, orchestrated, and reused; and enables the creation, management, and virtualization of heterogeneous services. The company?s business optimization product portfolio assists organizations analyze data to create information and deliver it to employees, customers, and partners; and employees perform their jobs, and customers get information, as well as helps managers identify and analyze problems and opportunities. Its process automation and collaboration software helps organizations coordinate manual and automated process flows th at span their business and enables employees to collaborate in real-time using social media; and coordinate the human and electronic resources inside a business and its network of customers and partners. The company also provides professional services, which include consulting services that comprise systems planning and design, installation, and systems integration; maintenance and support; training; and hosted services. It serves various industries, such as financial services, telecommunications, government, energy, life sciences, insurance, logistics, manufacturing, retail, and transportation. The company sells its products through direct sales force, as well as through software vendors, resellers, and systems integrators. TIBCO Software Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
10 Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2014: Vislink(VLK.L)
Vislink plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides secure communications for the news and entertainment; law enforcement and public safety; marine and energy; and related technical services markets. It engages in the design and manufacture of microwave radio transmission equipment; satellite uplink and downlink equipment; and wireless cameras. The company also offers broadcast transmission systems integration and project management services; and technical installation services. Its CCTV systems product range includes man/machine control interfaces, unique flash lights, and thermal camera stations for ice-detection and crane and submersible applications. The company serves its customers through direct sales, value added resellers, distributors, and agents. It operates primarily in the United Kingdom, the Unites States, Norway, Dubai, Singapore, and South Africa. Vislink plc is based in Hungerford, the United Kingdom.
10 Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2014: The Bancorp Inc.(TBBK)
The Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for The Bancorp Bank that provides various commercial and retail banking and related products and services to small and mid-size businesses and their principals. The company?s deposit products include checking accounts, savings accounts, health savings accounts, money market accounts, individual retirement accounts, certificates of deposit, and stored value and payroll cards, as well as commercial accounts, such as general commercial checking, small business checking, business savings, and business money market accounts. Its loan portfolio comprises commercial term loans, commercial mortgage loans, commercial lines of credit, 1-4 family construction loans, direct lease financing, and commercial construction, acquisition, and development loans; and consumer loans comprising loans for consumers to finance personal residences, automobiles, home improvements, and for other purposes. The company also provides other banking serv ices, which include private label banking and merchant card processing services; and Internet banking services. It serves Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, and Lehigh counties in Pennsylvania; New Castle county in Delaware; and Mercer, Burlington, Camden, Ocean, and Cape May counties in New Jersey. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Wilmington, Delaware.
10 Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2014: Strikepoint Gold Inc (SKP.V)
StrikePoint Gold Inc., an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of gold mineral properties in Canada. The company holds approximately 15,225 hectares of gold exploration properties in southeast Manitoba in the Rice Lake Greenstone Belt. It also has interest in a 5468 hectare gold/copper exploration property located in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The company was formerly known as Marum Resources Inc. and changed its name to StrikePoint Gold Inc. in June 2009. StrikePoint Gold Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
10 Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2014: Digital Ally Inc.(DGLY)
Digital Ally, Inc. engages in the production and sale of digital video imaging, audio/video recording, storage, and other products for use in law enforcement and security applications. Its digital audio/video recording and storage product line comprises an in-car digital audio/video system that is integrated into a rear view mirror; an all-weather mobile digital audio/video system designed for motorcycle, ATV, and boat uses; a miniature body-worn digital audio/video camera; a hand-held speed detection system based on light detection and ranging (LIDAR); a hand-held thermal imaging camera used for improved night vision; and a digital audio/video system, which is integrated into a law-enforcement style flashlight. The company?s products make self-contained video and audio recordings onto flash memory cards that are incorporated in the body of the digital video rear view mirror, officer-worn video, and audio system and flashlight. Digital Ally, Inc. sells its products to law enforcement agencies and other security organizations, as well as for consumer and commercial applications through direct sales and third-party distributors. The company is based in Overland Park, Kansas.
10 Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2014: China Real Estate Information Corporation(CRIC)
China Real Estate Information Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides real estate information, consulting, advertising, promotional event, and online services in China. The company provides CRIC system, a real estate information database and analysis system, which include data on specific real estate development projects and parcels of land, real estate-related news, macroeconomic, demographic and real estate industry-specific statistics, and research reports about the real estate industry It also offers real estate information services, which include data subscription services and data integration services; real estate consulting services comprising land acquisition consulting, real estate development consulting, marketing consulting, and comprehensive solution consulting services; and real estate advertising design and sales services primarily to real estate developers. In addition, the company provides promotional event services that include securing venu es, hiring caterers and other service providers, formulation of event themes, and inviting speakers and guests for real estate promotional events; and real estate online services, including region-specific real estate news and information, property data, and access to online communities through local Websites covering 138 cities across China. It serves real estate developers, banks, institutional investors, and other financial institutions and appraisers, as well as academic and research institutes, national and local governmental agencies, and home design or the media industries. The company was formerly known as CRIC Holdings Limited and changed its name to China Real Estate Information Corporation in September 2009. China Real Estate Information Corporation is headquartered in Shanghai, China. China Real Estate Information Corporation is a subsidiary of E-House (China) Holdings Limited.