Wall Street News Alert -- Breaking Market News! April 30, 2004 WESTON, Fla., April 30, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Wall Street News Alert's "stocks to watch" this morning are: Bluetorch Inc. (OTCBB:BTOR), Marimba Incorporated (Nasdaq:MRBA), Aldila Inc. (Nasdaq:ALDA) and Immune Response Corporation (Nasdaq:IMNR). Aggressive investors and traders should keep their eyes on Bluetorch Inc. (OTCBB:BTOR) this morning! Yesterday after the markets closed, the company issued a press release announcing that it has contracted with Pennsylvania based EK Grief & Associates as its territory sales representative in the states of New York (inland), New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and West Virginia for its two subsidiaries, Unboxed Distribution Inc. (Bluetorch(tm)) and Total Sports Distribution Inc. (TSABrand & Airwalk(r))! This could be good news for investors! EK Grief & Associates will cover all of the targeted key accounts within this territory including publicly traded Dick's Sporting Goods, Brave New World, Center City Sports, Eastern Lines and Nauset Sports. EK Grief & Associates presently represents Asics footwear and Duffs skate footwear. Stewart Kawamura, National Sales Manager, said, "Not only is EK & Associates an excellent group, EK has also has represented the Airwalk label in the past, so this is a terrific fit for both parties. In fact even before we finalized the agreement, retailers were phoning EK to inquire about Airwalk apparel." The stock closed yesterday at just over three cents a share. In case you are not familiar with the company: Bluetorch Inc. is an emerging extreme sports company that is rapidly establishing itself as a one-stop shop in the extreme sports industry with a multi-branded portfolio. Bluetorch Inc. presently markets and wholesales Bluetorch, TSABrand and Airwalk branded apparel. Beyond apparel, the Company's goal is to translate the Bluetorch name into a complete lifestyle company focusing on an eclectic array of products for the core extreme sports enthusiast. The Bluetorch apparel line is targeted to core extreme sports and specialty shops. The TSABrand apparel line, after over ten years of distribution in the core shops, is now targeting to expand into better department stores and sporting goods stores such as Sports Chalet, while the Airwalk line will continue to target the mid-tier department store and sporting goods channels through retailers such as The Sports Authority. The Company's management philosophy is based on establishing sound fundamentals, which over time will produce shareholder value. The business model is directed towards the extreme sports arena, one of the fastest-growing segments in both the sporting goods and apparel industries. Stocks showing interesting activity yesterday were: Marimba Inc. (Nasdaq:MRBA) up 65.7% on 11.8 million shares traded, Aldila Inc. (Nasdaq:ALDA) up 44.8% on 1.3 million shares traded and Immune Response Corp. (Nasdaq:IMNR) up 23.9% on 14.7 million shares traded. Commentary: "Europe is still pondering Chairman Greenspan's comments from last week and hence a strengthening of the dollar. This according to international experts, where he claimed that an increase is possible in the interest rates, the dollar had some strengthening against the Euro," stated Sonja Rudd in Wall Street News Alert's daily commentary continued at: http://www.WallStreetNewsAlert.com. WSNA's email alert service is free to those investors who sign up on the WSNA home page. The alert service is designed to notify investors of undervalued and often overlooked stocks. Subscribers are introduced to Special Situation companies that have the potential of showing increased activity. The Wall Street News Alert home page has experienced over 18 million hits. 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Wall Street News Alert -- Breaking Market News! April 30, 2004
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