SOURCE: Stock Market Alerts

October 05, 2007 09:35 ET

Breaking Stock Alert for Friday: PLTG! October 5, 2007

NOTE TO EDITORS: The Following Is an Investment Opinion Being Issued by Stock Market Alerts.

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - October 5, 2007) - Stock Market Alerts' performance stock list includes: Platina Energy Group, Inc. (OTCBB: PLTG), TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR), Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY), Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX).

Platina Energy Group, Inc. (OTCBB: PLTG) should have investors watching this company closely. Thursday, the company, a fast growing E & P Company, issued a press release announcing that the first well for Platina's wholly owned subsidiary, Appalachian Energy, hit total depth and has had good evidence of natural gas to the surface as forecasted according to Steve Eversole, President of Appalachian Energy.

Great news for PLTG investors! Steve commented, "As we approached Total Depth, we encountered a very hard cherty formation which created a challenge in the last part of drilling but we were able to successfully penetrate the strata and reach TD as planned. We are evaluating the best method for economic completion of the well. During our last phase of drilling, natural gas was evident and natural gas continues to come to the surface from the uncompleted well. This is very exciting, considering the fact that wells in this formation typically do not have this amount of gas to the surface prior to completion."

The Company is considering a combination of a hydrojet/nitrogen frac completion at this time. Third party experts are being consulted to ascertain the optimal completion technique and scheduling. According to Blair Merriam, President and CEO of Platina, "We are on time and on budget but we want to exercise caution in the completion process so that we do not damage the formation and thus optimize well productivity.

This is certainly another company for investors to watch closely! According to the press release, since its organization in 2005, it has successfully acquired proven producing and proven non-producing reserves estimated to be worth in excess of $300,000,000.00 according to third party reports. The Company owns rights to German inspired, oil extraction technology currently in the R & D phase. Additionally, the Company owns exploratory lease acreage in the Palo Duro Basin for which a portion is currently being evaluated.

Before the news was released, the stock closed Thursday at Nineteen a share.

Other Stocks of interest yesterday were:

TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR) up 8.8% on 5.8 million shares traded. TASER International's products protect life. TASER provides advanced Electronic Control Devices (ECDs) for use in the law enforcement, medical, military, corrections, professional security, and personal protection markets.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) up 2.7% on 10 million shares traded. Occidental Petroleum Corporation is an international oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Middle East/North Africa and Latin America regions. Oxy is the fourth largest U.S. oil and gas company, based on equity market capitalization.

Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX) up 3.5% on 6.6 million shares traded. Forest Laboratories ( is a US-based specialty pharmaceutical company with a growing line of products, including: Lexapro® (escitalopram oxalate), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant indicated for the initial and maintenance treatment of major depressive disorder and for generalized anxiety disorder in adults; Namenda® (memantine HCl), an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-receptor antagonist indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease; Benicar®* (olmesartan medoxomil), an angiotensin receptor blocker indicated for the treatment of hypertension; Benicar* HCT® (olmesartan medoxomil hydrochlorothiazide), an angiotensin receptor blocker and diuretic combination product indicated for the second-line treatment of hypertension; and Campral®* (acamprosate calcium), a glutamate receptor modulator, indicated for the maintenance of abstinence from alcohol in patients with alcohol dependence who are abstinent at treatment initiation in combination with psychosocial support.

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