SOURCE: Bellwether Report

July 29, 2005 11:49 ET

BWR Issues Morning Alerts for Shareholders of STAA, STEM, MSTR and JILL

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

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 29, 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 evaluating the morning's four most promising companies on the Nasdaq Exchange. Staar Surgical Co (NASDAQ: STAA), StemCells Inc. (NASDAQ: STEM), MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) and J. Jill Group Inc. (NASDAQ: JILL). For more information on BWR or any of the above-mentioned companies feel free to visit for a free no obligation 30 day trial of our service.

Staar Surgical is trading up 34% today on much higher than average volume. The company announced today that the FDA has reviewed the Company's pre-market approval application for the STAAR Myopic VISIAN ICL™ and has determined that the PMA is approvable subject to an FDA inspection. BWR will continue tracking this company over the ensuing weeks to see the effects of today's corporate development.

StemCells, a BWR regular, is trading up 25% despite today's report of a net loss of $3,868,000, or $0.06 per share, for the second quarter ended June 30, 2005. BWR will be following STEM over the ensuing days to evaluate the investor sentiment of the company.

MicroStrategy today announced that it has won a summary judgment dismissing the sole remaining claim in a lawsuit brought by Business Object. With today's development MicroStrategy set a new 52-week high trading up 20%. BWR feels that this is huge step in the right direction for MicroStrategy and we will continue our aggressive due-diligence on them.

J. Jill Group reported today net sales for the second quarter decreased by 2.6% to $117.4 million from $120.6 million reported in the prior year. Despite this news the company's president stated that the quarter "turned out to be much stronger than we originally anticipated," J.Jill Group is trading up 20%. BWR will be tracking this company over the ensuing days to see if they can sustain today's momentum.

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