This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

H1N1 Masks Boost Firm

Alpha Pro Tech's building supply segment, which manufactures synthetic roof underlayment and housing wrap, is also showing strong growth. The underlayment market's transition to synthetic roof underlayment in lieu of traditional felt paper is gaining traction and should continue to fuel growth going forward.

Synthetic underlayment is a safer, more cost-effective alternative than competing products and currently accounts for only 5% of the $500 million underlayment market. This segment should benefit from a significant expansion of its India and Valdosta, Georgia manufacturing facilities.

We have estimated that the company's consolidated 2009 third-quarter revenues were held back by about $500,000 due to supply chain issues in its disposable protective apparel product line. These issues have been rectified.

Investors may place a premium on Alpha Pro Tech shares based on to the H1N1 "buzz" and the growth opportunity present in its vertically integrated building supply segment. A vertically integrated model enables APT to bring higher quality products to the market quicker than its competition.

In addition, we are monitoring some U.S.-listed Chinese stocks that have corrected hard over the past two weeks. They include China-Biotics (CHBT), Hong Kong Highpower Tech (HPJ - Get Report), Tm Entertainment & Media (TMI), Telestone Technologies (TSTC), and Tongxin International (TXIC).

-- Written by Maj Soueidan in Skippack, Pa.

Please note that due to factors including low market capitalization and/or insufficient public float, we consider APT to be a small-cap stock. You should be aware that such stocks are subject to more risk than stocks of larger companies, including greater volatility, lower liquidity and less publicly available information, and that postings such as this one can have an effect on their stock prices.
At the time of publication, Soueidan was long Alpha Pro Tech.

Maj Soueidan founded The Market's Edge, Ltd. in 1994, The Markets Edge Hedge Fund in 2006 and GeoInvesting, LLC in 2007. Through his involvement with the equity markets, he developed the strategies that are now at the core of the hedge fund and He currently leads a team of researchers and analysts (the GeoTeam) that help investors identify opportunities in today's volatile stock market. The team uses fundamental criteria to analyze stocks in the micro-cap to small-cap arena.
2 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
TSTC $0.00 0.00%
TXIC $0.07 0.00%
APT $1.77 1.14%
HPJ $2.31 2.67%
AAPL $118.88 0.96%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,812.19 +19.51 0.11%
S&P 500 2,089.14 +2.55 0.12%
NASDAQ 5,102.8080 +0.33 0.01%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs