Friday, October 30, 2015

SunLink Health Systems, Inc.: A National Provider of Healthcare Services

The operations of SunLink Health Systems, Inc. is comprised of two segments: Healthcare Facilities and Specialty Pharmacy. The company is registered as a provider of healthcare services in the United States and was incorporated in June 1959.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the business operates hospitals in communities where they are only the hospital facility to bridge the needs of their customers with their network of healthcare providers. In total, their acute care hospitals have a total of 232 licensed beds and operates 4 community hospitals in 3 states. In addition to the acute hospitals they operate, they also have two nursing homes in 2 states that have a total of 166 licensed beds. It is in Louisiana that the company operates their Specialty Pharmacy.

SunLink Health Systems, Inc. is a publicly traded company and markets its common shares on the American Stock Exchange, using the ticker symbol SSY.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sun Bancorp: A Community Bank Holding Company

Sun Bancorp is registered as a bank holding company. The business is headquartered in Vineland, New Jersey. The company offers a wide range of financial services through its operating subsidiary, the Sun National Bank. The bank is listed as a community financial institution that offers a wide array of financial services that are geared towards helping their customers become financially independent.

The bank offers its products and services to consumers, businesses and financial institutions. It strongly underscored the services they offer to small and mid-sized businesses that serve as the backbone of the economy of the communities they serve in. From the single bank office in New Jersey, the company has found growth through organic means and at the same time through a series of acquisitions. By leveraging on the expertise of its management team, the company has grown into a venture with more than 40 locations in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and in New York.

Part of the customary banking products and services offered by Sun National Bank is their checking and money market accounts, deposit services, cash management solutions, lockbox services, electronic bill payment, online banking, remote deposit, wire transfer services and controlled disbursement services. From the pooled funds they collected from the depository accounts, the business offers a variety of lending activities. Their lending services are primarily focused on the credit of overdraft sweeps. Additionally, the company also offers wealth management services through its subsidiary, Sun Financial Services, LLC.

The company has a huge pool of deposits amounting to more than $1.3 billion. These funds are secured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The business is listed as a component of the Wilshire 5000 Index and continues to publicly trade its common shares using the ticker symbol SNBC.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Snyder’s-Lance: Second Largest Producer of Salty Snack Food in US

While sweet snacks remained to be one of the preferred snacks in the United States, salty snacks also hold a substantial share in the market. In the country, Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. is one of the leading salty snack makers.

The business is registered as the second largest salty snack maker in the country. It is home to some of the famous snack brand names in the US and continues to innovate its offerings to maintain its market lead. Some of the products owned and manufactured by the company Lance, Pretzel Crisps, Tom’s, Jays, Cape Cod, Snyder’s of Hanover, Archway and Krunchers!, among others. It was in 2010 that the new business was created after the Snyder’s of Hanover merged with Lance.

The history of the company goes back to 1909 with the formation of Snyder’s of Hanover. Snyder’s-Lance operates under the logo “Snacking is our passion.” The company holds its corporate office in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Socket Mobile, Inc.: The Global Manufacturer of Mobile Barcode Scanners

As virtually everything becomes mobile, technology strongly leverages on the power of mobile phones and gadgets to carry out operations that used to require large equipment. In the arena of mobile devices and productivity tools, Socket Mobile, Inc. produces some of the world’s most innovative products that are used in the healthcare, field service, retail POS and in several other mobile markets.

The company is registered as a producer of mobile, cordless barcode scanners and remain to be the preferred partner of businesses around the world. Headquartered in Newark, California, the business is one of the leading producers of mobile handheld computer products and barcode scanning items. The offerings of the business are mostly used by workers who remain mobile but continue to report their transactions on a timely basis to their central hub. With the products and solutions carried by the company, they are able to provide these workers with the business mobility they need and the accuracy and productivity tools to make their jobs easier.

As of, Socket Mobile, Inc. offers their products under 4 categories: Series 7, Series 8, Series 9 and SoMo. Their portfolio includes wireless handheld and hands-free barcode scanners that are capable of connecting to smartphones, tablets and other handheld computers through Bluetooth and WiFi. They offer general purpose handheld computer products that utilizes the Windows Embedded Handheld System 6.5 operating system and wearable cordless ring scanners. These products are also customizable to meet the requirements of their customers. They have more than 30 technology patents and the number continues to grow as the company ceaselessly invest on their research and development division.

To further advance their offerings, Socket Mobile, Inc. works with over 1,400 registered developers. The company works with some of the biggest retailers in the world, including Frito Lay, GE Healthcare, NCR, John Deere, Google, Apple, IBM, Pepsi, dunhill, Cartier, Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific, among others.

Friday, October 16, 2015

RPC, Inc.: An Oilfield Services Company

RPC, Inc. is registered as an oilfield services holding company. The business was incorporated in January 1984 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. It works with oil and gas companies across the United States.

As an oilfield services company, RPC offers a wide range of services through its two reporting segments: Technical Services and Support Services. It provides its services through its subsidiaries, including Bronco Oilfield Services, Patterson Rental and Fishing Tools, Cudd Energy Services, Thru Tubing Solutions and Well Control School, among others. The primary offerings of the company include snubbing services, nitrogen services, pressure pumping, coiled tubing, downhole tool services, well control and the rental of specialized oilfield equipment and drill pipes.

RPC, Inc. it’s a publicly traded company with common stocks marketed on the New York Stock Exchange, using the ticker symbol RES. The business is listed as a component of the Wilshire 5000 Index.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Retail Properties of America, Inc.: One of America’s Largest Retail Property Owners

When it comes to shopping centers, one of the names that shine brightest in the industry is Retail Properties of America, Inc. The company is known as one of the largest owners and operators of retail centers across the country. It is in Oak Brook, Illinois that the business holds its corporate office.

For federal tax purposes, the company is registered as a real estate investment trust (REIT) firm. This means that in order for the company to remain free from any federal tax obligation, it has to distribute at least 90% of its earnings back to its shareholders. The business publicly trades its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange. Its stocks are marketed using the ticker symbol RPAI.

The portfolio of the company is comprised of neighborhood and community centers, power centers, lifestyle centers and several multi-tenant retail mixed-used properties. Additionally, the business also maintains several single-user retail properties. In total, the company’s portfolio is comprised of 208 retail operating properties that have a total gross leasable area (GLA) of 30.52 million square feet. Other than the company’s operating portfolio, they also have interests in three other retail properties that are still in the process of development. Retail Properties of America is the owner of some of the iconic properties across the country. They own the Port Arthur, 23rd Street Plaza, Houma, Academy Sports, Arada, Azalea Square I, Broadway Shopping Center, Woodridge, Cinemark Seven Bridges, and several other retail strips in the country.

Retail Properties of America, Inc. has operations and properties in several states across the country. The business employs the expertise of their team of seasoned property managers who continue on innovating attractive marketing strategies to entice tenants and consumers. The company is one of the components of the Wilshire 5000 Index.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Resonant, Inc.: Innovating the Future of RF Filters

Registered as a late-stage development company, Resonant, Inc. comes up with innovative designs that are targeted towards the advancement of the mobile device industry. The business is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California.

The company has their proprietary technology called the Infinite Synthesized Networks (ISN). This technology allows the company to create acoustic resonators which are considered as the building blocks of RF filters. Through these highly advanced RF filters, they are able to program their products to select desired radio frequency signals and reject those unwanted signals. The technology offered by the company advances the future of RF filters and would impact the totality of the market through improved performance, fewer components, smaller sized products and cost reduction in the manufacturing.

Resonant, Inc. is listed as a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ. It continues to publicly trade its common shares using the ticker symbol RESN. The company is one of the components  of the Wilshire 5000 Index.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Relypsa, Inc.: Creating Medications for Renal, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases

While nanomedicine or small molecular drugs are the kind of medications that major biopharmaceutical companies are developing, there are still a handful others who harness the benefits of high molecular weight and non-absorbed polymeric drugs. These types of medications are highly advantageous as these exude long-term safety profiles. Compared to small molecular medications, these drugs can easily be flushed out of the body and thus are less toxic.

Relypsa, Inc. is one of the biopharmaceutical companies that leverage the development of their products on these non-absorbed, high molecular weight polymeric drugs. The company focuses in the designing and the advancement of their drug products that are intended as treatment for cardiovascular, renal and metabolic diseases. The company has just filed for a new drug application to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States  for the their lead product, the Patiromer for Oral Suspension.

Patiromer for Oral Suspension is another version of the company’s Patiromer FOS that is already being commercialized globally. This product is intended for the treatment of hyperkalemia, a serious condition wherein patients would experience elevated levels of potassium in their blood. The new version of the Patiromer is set to be developed by the company under eight clinical trials.  The business has intellectual property over the drug that is set to expire sometime in 2030. There are not that many medications available for hyperkalemia, and Relypsa has once again taken on the challenge of providing patients with alternative options on how to treat their disease.

The business advances the development of this product through their proprietary polymer drug discovery technology platform. It is in Redwood City, California that the business holds its corporate office. Relypsa remains publicly traded on the NASDAQ where it markets its common shares using the ticker symbol RLYP.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Plumas Bancorp: Servicing the Northeastern California Counties

Plumas Bancorp is the holding company of the Plumas Bank, a community bank that was created in December 1980 by a group of small business owners. The company was created to address the needs of the communities they thrive in and to help business owners and customers realize their dreams.

The operations of Plumas Bank include the 11 branch offices that are located in the counties of Northeastern California. The bank has branches in the counties of Sierra, Placer, Nevada, Portola, Quincy, Shasta and Modoc. It offers a wide range of financial services that are uniquely tailored to every customer they support. The deposits of the company are ensured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

It is in Quincy, California that the company holds its corporate office. It remains publicly traded on the NASDAQ Capital Markets and uses the symbol PLBC to trade its common shares. The company is listed as one of the components of the Wilshire 5000 Index.