1. Food Technology Service ( VIFL) owns an irradiation facility in Florida that uses gamma radiation to sterilize medical devices, food and consumer goods. The shares rallied in March after the company posted a full-year profit of 20 cents a share on revenue of $2.51 million for 2009, compared with earnings of 18 cents on revenue of $2.5 million in 2008. In May, Food Technology Service said first-quarter revenue slipped 1.9% to $661,824, which the company blamed on the purchase of a customer that accounted for 25% of its 2008 revenue. Food Technology added that "virtually all of that revenue has been replaced." Altman Z-score: 85.09 Closing Price: $2.13 (Aug. 4) 2010 Total Return: 23.1% Current Ratio: 27.96, indicating that Food Technology would have no problem meeting its short-term liabilities with its current assets. Consensus: No research firm covers Food Technology. -- Written by Robert Holmes in Boston. Follow Robert Holmes on Twitter and become a fan of TheStreet.com on Facebook.
Shares of Food Technology Service (Nasdaq:VIFL) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $6.96 as of 3:49 p.m. ET, 21.5% above Tuesday's closing price of $5.73. Volume is at 62,382, 11.1 times the daily average of 5,600.
Shares of Food Technology Service (Nasdaq:VIFL) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $5.82 as of 1:43 p.m. ET, 26.3% above Thursday's closing price of $4.61. Volume is at 32,699, 1.6 times the daily average of 20,700.