SOURCE: Bellwether Report

May 16, 2005 12:33 ET

BWR Is Doing Due Diligence on These Four Nasdaq Top Gainers: TRIN, CHKR, TMWD, and IIJI

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

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 16, 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, BWR will be doing its due diligence on these promising companies on the Nasdaq Exchange: Trinsic Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIN), Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. (NASDAQ: CHKR), Tumbleweed Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: TMWD) and finally Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (NASDAQ: IIJI). For more information on the BWR or any of the above-mentioned companies, feel free to visit www.bellwetherreport.com for a free no obligation, 30-day trial of our service. Remember... No credit card required.

Stock soared 65% this morning for Trinsic Inc., formerly Z-Tel Technologies Inc. They are a communications service provider, providing services to consumers, business and other communications companies. This solid rise is due to its announcement of positive first-quarter results. For the fiscal year 12/31/04, revenues fell 13% and now could be poised for the turnaround the company has been striving for.

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. is in the business of operating and franchising a chain of double drive-thru restaurants under the brands Checkers and Rally's Hamburgers. It was trading up 12% today after the company announced it is exploring new business alternatives. For the fiscal year ended 1/03/05, revenues rose 2% to $194.2 million.

Tumbleweed Communications Corp. provides secure Internet communication solutions for enterprises and government customers of all sizes. Shares were tumbling along and trading up 9% following the announcement that MedReview selected Tumbleweed to protect highly sensitive emails. For the 3 months ended 3/31/05, revenues rose 18% to $12 million.

Finally, we look at Internet Initiative Japan Inc. who is an Internet service provider where shares were trading up 10% after a fiscal fourth-quarter profit of 2.26 billion. Last year it suffered a net loss of 236 million yen in the same quarter. The company expects an increase in net income of 25% in 2005.

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