SOURCE: Stock Market Alerts

January 31, 2008 09:20 ET

Breaking Stock Alert for Thursday: HRAL! January 31, 2008

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MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - January 31, 2008) - Stock Market Alert's performance stock list includes: HearAtLast Holdings Incorporated (PINKSHEETS: HRAL), NuCO2 Inc. (NASDAQ: NUCO), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), 3M (NYSE: MMM).

As HearAtLast Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HRAL) continues its expansion, the company should have investors closely monitoring the stock closely. Early this morning, the company issued a press release announcing that on January 21, 2008, the Company opened its first clinic located in The Villages, Florida, America's largest private city with over 70,000 residents, most of which are over the age of 55.

Great news from HRAL, as according to the press release, Matthew Sacco, CEO of HearAtLast, Leon Hirsch, Chairman of Vivatone, and audiologist Dr. Al Turri were on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony launching the first U.S. HearAtLast location, a product of a joint venture between HearAtLast and Vivatone Hearing Systems LLC, a manufacturer of digital hearing aids.

Vivatone is the creation of Leon C. Hirsch, Founder and CEO of United States Surgical Corporation, and Dr. Nathan Bauman, a former professor of Audiology at Yale University. The company was formed to market Dr. Bauman's revolutionary invention that pioneered open ear technology, making Vivatone an industry leader offering hearing-aids that eliminate the uncomfortable, "echo-chamber effect," which previously plagued hearing devices. Mr. Hirsch, who was the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of United States Surgical Corporation (sales exceeding $1 Billion in 1997 when the company was sold) prior to becoming the Chairman and CEO of Vivatone Hearing Systems, is also on the board of Jarvik Heart, Inc.

Dr. Al Turri has been appointed managing director of the HearAtLast location in The Villages. Dr. Turri is a renowned audiologist with a solid background in retail management with a Doctorate in Audiology from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and Audiology, and a Masters degree from the University of South Florida.

The press release states that Prior to the launch of this new clinic in The Villages, Florida, HearAtLast Stores have operated exclusively within select Wal-Mart Stores and Sam's Clubs throughout Canada. The Company has almost doubled its locations expanding from 8 to 15 outlets between October and December of 2007. HearAtLast also reported record sales for the month of December 2007 and expects this trend to continue in January.

With the addition of the newest location in The Villages, Florida, HearAtLast currently operates 16 hearing clinics in Canada and the United States.

HRAL closed Wednesday at $1.20 a share.

HearAtLast Holdings, Inc. owns and operates its wholly-owned subsidiary HearAtLast Inc., a chain of hearing stores specializing in the sale of digital hearing aids and testing services. The company develops, owns, and operates hearing aid clinics co-located within select Wal-Mart stores throughout Canada. HearAtLast facilities sell a selection of high quality brand name hearing aids and also offer complimentary screening tests, clinical hearing tests, instant custom MP3 headphones and custom hearing protection. The Company’s mission is to consolidate the highly fragmented hearing services industry while providing unparalleled service to the estimated 30+ million hearing impaired individuals throughout North America. After a prescription is approved, the independent on-site audiologists and hearing aid practitioners at HearAtLast utilize a refined process to dispense a hearing aid in about an hour.

Other Stocks of interest yesterday were:

NuCO2 Inc. (NASDAQ: NUCO) up 16.7% on 1.3 million shares traded. NuCO2 Inc. is the leading and only national provider of bulk CO2 products and services to the U.S. fountain beverage industry.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) up 0.4% on 44.2 million shares traded. Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications.

3M (NYSE: MMM) up 0.2% on 4.5 million shares traded. A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M's core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms -- often in combination -- to a wide array of customer needs.

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