SOURCE: Bellwether Report

March 24, 2005 10:24 ET

Bellwether Report Does Due Diligence on LEXR, PTMK, OATS and ICOR

NOTE TO EDITORS: The Following Is an Investment Opinion Being Issued by The Bellwether Report.

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 24, 2005 -- The Bellwether Report is the leading online financial newsletter, focusing on small-cap emerging growth opportunities. We strive to introduce investors to truly undervalued opportunities in a time-friendly fashion, allowing for optimal entry points and profitable exit points. Today, we will be tracking the following companies to gauge the short term sentiment of their market.

Lexar Media Inc. (NASDAQ: LEXR); Pathmark Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: PTMK); Wild Oats Markets (NASDAQ: OATS); and Icoria Inc. (NASDAQ: ICOR). Investors interested in any of the above-mentioned companies are invited to sample the Bellwether Report for 30 days complimentary, and receive a full report on the company of your choosing.

Lexar Media Inc. soared in early morning trading up over 90% after a jury finds Toshiba guilty of stealing trade secrets from the maker of digital camera memory cards and computer flash devices. Toshiba was ordered to pay Lexar $380 million in damages.

Pathmark Stores Inc. was trading up 37% following an announcement that they will get a $150 million investment from Yucaipa for upgrades and new store openings.

Wild Oats Markets was up 14% following analyst upgrades.

Finally, Icoria Inc.was trading up 12% following a report that Icoria expects a benefit of $15 million from agriculture asset divestiture.

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