SOURCE: Bellwether Report

May 11, 2005 15:54 ET

BWR Sizes Up These Four Nasdaq Top Gainers: ARTC, INFS, SMDI, and AZPN

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

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 11, 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 sizing up these promising companies on the Nasdaq Exchange: Arthrocare Corp. (NASDAQ: ARTC), InFocus Corp. (NASDAQ: INFS), Sirenza Microdevices Inc. (NASDAQ: SMDI) and finally Aspen Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: AZPN). 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.

Arthrocare Corp. is a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets products based on its patented Coblation technology, which offers a variety of options for physicians performing soft-tissue surgery. Shares jumped 12% after the company was upgraded by Wells Fargo. For the fiscal year 12/31/04, they had a net loss of $26.2 million vs. an income of $7.5 million.

InFocus Corp. is a provider of digital projection technology and services. Looks like no one projected a jump of 16% and may be poised for a turnaround. For the three months ended 3/31/05, revenues decreased 6% to $137 million. Net loss totaled $14 million, up from $4.4 million.

A supplier of radio frequency (RF) components for the commercial communications and aerospace and defense equipment markets, Sirenza Microdevices is another little gem to track on your radar. Shares soared beyond 22% following today's reaffirmation of their second-quarter revenue estimates of $14-$15 million.

Finally, Aspen Technology Inc. is a supplier of integrated software and services to the process industries, which consist of oil and gas, petroleum, chemicals, pharmaceuticals etc. Shares were trading up 7% following certification for delivering top quality support. For the six months ended 12/31/04, revenues fell 17% to $134.9 million.

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