Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) April 9, 2006
Newbridge Securities Corporation today announced the release of the second quarter 2006 issue of Inside Nanotechnology. This 32-page report is the eighth quarterly installment in the series, which covers general developments affecting the commercialization of nanotechnology and in-depth analysis of the 24 companies that constitute the Newbridge Nanotechnology Index (NNIX). In this issue, we examine a recent IPO filing, a new internet database of nanotech consumer products, and U.S. federal funding for R&D in 2007.
“Nanotech stocks are off to a strong start in 2006,” said J. Andrew Braswell, Equity Analyst for Newbridge Research and lead author of Inside Nanotechnology. “Our NNIX gained 14.5% in the first quarter, reversing a 9.8% decline in 2005, and exceeded that of the Nasdaq (+6.1%) and Russell 2000 (+13.9%).” For each company, the report provides a recap of relevant news from the preceding quarter, along with analysis and commentary that helps investors discern the future leaders of this dynamic, emerging space. While the current universe of publicly traded, pure play nanotechnology companies remains relatively narrow, there are many exciting start-ups that appear poised for IPO’s in the next few years. Furthermore, nano R&D initiatives ongoing at large, multinational corporations in industries such as chemicals and semiconductors are beginning to determine the competitive advantages of tomorrow. “Going forward, nanotechnology will become increasingly relevant to all investors, growth-oriented or otherwise,” said Braswell.
About Newbridge Securities Corporation
Newbridge is a full-service securities brokerage firm (Member: NASD & SIPC) and a subsidiary of Newbridge Financial, Inc., an integrated financial services company. The Newbridge Institutional Research department specializes in the analysis and coverage of companies that have a strategic focus on nanotechnology. More information is available at our websites http://www.newbridgereports.com and http://www.newbridgesecurities.com.
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