SOURCE: Stock Market Alerts

April 18, 2006 10:37 ET

Emerging Stock Report! April 18, 2006

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MIAMI, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 18, 2006 --Stock Market Alert's performance stock list includes: Material Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: MTNA), AMR Corporation (NYSE: AMR), Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO).

Material Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: MTNA) ("MATECH") issued a press release that could have investor's attention this Wednesday morning. Late yesterday afternoon, the company announced that it has just completed an inspection of a bridge across Ballona Creek in Culver City, California.

MATECH is engaged in the research and development of metal fatigue detection, measurement, and monitoring technologies. As such, the Company has developed a suite of devices for the non-destructive testing of metal fatigue and monitoring of structural integrity.

The goal of this inspection was to further refine its inspection techniques using its proprietary Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor (EFS) technology, and verify performance of the latest version of its potentiostats, the electronic assemblies that provide the constant voltage to energize the EFS and submit their fatigue signal measurements wirelessly to a nearby computer. These potentiostats are a proprietary design produced for MATECH by Pinnacle Technology Inc. of Lawrence, Kansas.

The EFS is the only non-destructive testing technology that can find growing cracks in metals, and cracks below the surface, as small as 0.010 inches. This critical information will allow bridge engineers to fix the specific bridges in most need of repair, and also verify that repairs are effective in halting further fatigue crack growth, by determining that previously found fatigue cracks are no longer growing. Being able to prioritize needed repairs by using EFS, significant cost savings can be realized, and the most critical bridges can be repaired sooner, thereby eliminating bridge postings (that is, restricting the weights of some trucks) and minimizing any adverse economic impacts.

The press release states that interest in MATECH's EFS system has been spurred by the recent $286 billion Federal Transportation Bill, which allocated $5 million to help states evaluate nondestructive methods such as EFS to test growing fatigue cracks in steel bridges. The nation's aging bridge infrastructure system is a major cause for concern, with more than 100,000 of the 200,000 steel bridges in the U.S. classified as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

In a recent press release, was given a target price of $0.85 on an Investment Opinion issued by The IO Circuit.

For more Information, please refer to the April 11, 2006 press release at http://www.smallcapcenter.com/snapshot_news.asp?page2=shownewsrelease&oldpage2=&ticker=MTNA&storyid=6237647&newspage=&coname=MATERIAL+TECHNOLOGIES+%28OBB+%3A+MTNA%29

AMR Corporation (NYSE: AMR) down 8.7% on 9.8 million shares traded.

American Airlines is one of the largest airline company's.

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) down 1.8% on 17.8 million shares traded.

Motorola is known for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications.

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) up 2.1% on 8.1 million shares traded.

Valero Energy Corporation owns and operates 18 refineries throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.

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