SOURCE: Wall Street News Alert

October 12, 2005 10:24 ET

Wall Street News Alert: Hot Stocks for Aggressive Traders! October 12, 2005

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WESTON, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 12, 2005 -- Wall Street News Alert's "stocks to watch" this morning are: EXA, Inc. (OTC: EXAI), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL), Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL) and General Motors (NYSE: GM).

EXA, Inc. (OTC: EXAI) might be showing up on the radar screen of aggressive investors and day traders this morning! Yesterday after the markets closed, the company, an innovator of unique, value added cruise vacation experiences, announced that it has signed a letter of engagement to retain De Leon & Company, P.A. as the company's independent auditor for the years ended September 30, 2004 and September 30, 2005.

News of this might be welcomed by investors, as the press release states that under the terms of the engagement, De Leon will audit EXA's balance sheet and related statements of operations, stockholders' equity, and cash flows for the aforementioned year ends. The objective of the audit is to express an unqualified opinion asserting that EXA's financials are fairly presented, in all material respects, in conformity with the laws of the United States and generally accepted accounting principles!

"De Leon came highly recommended for its experience, attention to detail and timely results," said Jim Vernon, president of EXA. "EXA intends to seek listing on one of the major stock exchanges as soon as is feasible, and the selection of an auditor is our first step towards becoming a fully reporting entity. This engagement emphasizes the commitment of EXA management to the long term success of our company and to creating value for our shareholders."

Prior to yesterday's press release, the stock closed at Thirty-Seven cents a share.

In case you are not familiar with the company: EXA, Inc. operates as a holding company for subsidiary businesses that enhance the vacation experience. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Romantic Cruise Lines, EXA, Inc. is the innovator of the emerging Cruiseshares™ concept. Cruiseshares™ is a unique vacation ownership program that allows vacationers to purchase a segment of time aboard a Romantic Cruise Lines ship and enjoy one of the world's best vacation values at different ports of call every year.

Cruiseshares™ combine the glamour of cruise vacations with the flexibility of timeshare ownership -- two of the hottest vacation trends of the past decade -- providing exciting vacation packages at prices that are unmatched in the industry. For more information, please visit

Stocks showing interesting activity yesterday at the close of the regular trading day were: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) down 0.7% on 2.2 million shares traded, Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL) up 0.06% on 4.8 million shares traded and General Motors (NYSE: GM) up 3.6% on 35.8 million shares traded.


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