SOURCE: Stock Market Alerts

October 25, 2007 09:30 ET

Breaking Stock Alert for Thursday: PLTG! October 25, 2007

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

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - October 25, 2007) - Stock Market Alerts' performance stock list includes: Platina Energy Group, Inc. (OTCBB: PLTG), Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP), Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB), The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SGR).

Having just recently announced that it has entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire a 63-mile pipeline in Texas, including 6 producing wells with cumulative total of 50 barrels of oil and 450 thousand cubic feet of natural gas per day, Platina Energy Group, Inc. (OTCBB: PLTG) should have investors watching this company closely.

Early this morning, the company, a fast growing E & P Company, issued a press release announcing that it has undergone initial engineering consultation on the new Quitman, TX acquisition to potentially double production.

More great news for PTLG! The Company further reports that the Thermal Pulse Unit (TPU) technology for which Platina owns certain proprietary rights may be used to enhance extraction from the 52 well acquisition. As previously announced, the current production is approximately 150 barrels per day. Platina will have a 50% interest in all production.

According to Blair Merriam, President and CEO of Platina, "The Company anticipates a significant increase in production resulting in increased revenues in the fourth quarter. The Company will continue its focus on further acquisition of operational wells and anticipates closing other acquisitions later this quarter ahead of schedule."

Investors continue to watch this company as it continues to issue positive news! This week the company also announced that it has entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire a 63-mile pipeline in Texas, including 6 producing wells with cumulative total of 50 barrels of oil and 450 thousand cubic feet of natural gas per day. In that press release, Platina's President, Blair Merriam, stated, "This acquisition complements the shallow oil production recently acquired in East Texas. These wells are deeper Smackover formations that historically have produced several billion cubic feet of gas each. In addition to key drilling locations we'll own the only gas transmission pipeline for the area. This acquisition sets the stage for substantial growth in the four county areas between Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana."

Before the news was released, the stock closed Wednesday at around Twenty Five cents a share.

For Stock Market Alerts' in-depth profile of Platina Energy Group, visit http://www.wallstreetenews.com/HotStocks/PLTG102407/default.aspx

Platina Energy is a fast growing E & P Company. Since its organization in 2005, it has acquired proven producing and proven non-producing reserves. The Company owns rights to German inspired, oil extraction technology currently in the R & D phase. As of recent, the Company has announced the acceleration of a major acquisition mode.

Other Stocks of interest yesterday were:

Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP) up 4.3% on 5.1 million shares traded. Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide.

Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB) up 2.2% on 2.2 million shares traded. TRIBUNE is one of the country's top media companies, operating businesses in publishing/interactive and broadcasting. It reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households and is the only media organization with newspapers, television stations and websites in the nation's top three markets.

The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SGR) up 6% on 3.3 million shares traded. The Shaw Group Inc. is a leading global provider of technology, engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, fabrication, manufacturing, consulting, remediation and facilities management services for government and private sector clients in the energy, chemical, environmental, infrastructure and emergency response markets.

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