SOURCE: Maybach Financial Group

Maybach Financial Group

January 31, 2008 13:27 ET

Paint Me Popular Focusing on NexCan Brands Inc., Corinthian Colleges Inc., and Sterling Bancshares Inc.

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

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Maybach Financial Group is a syndicate of investment researchers compiling research from major analysts and fund managers. Our focus is to give investors the financial advantage necessary to sustain profit all markets. This week, to gauge the outcome of the markets, we are focusing on NexCan Brands Inc (NASDAQ: NEXC), Corinthian Colleges Inc (NASDAQ: COCO), and Sterling Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ: SBIB). For the full report visit

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Service -- the cornerstone of any business. Great service ensures repeat business and that word of mouth will bring in new clientele. Without a firm client base, many service companies will struggle on a daily basis. On the other hand, a reputation for good service and quality relations has helped many an organization stay above water even in the most dire of economic scenarios. If something has to be done and money is an issue, the reputation for quality goes a long way -- long enough that some firms will pay more to get the right service provider.

NexCan Brands Inc (NASDAQ: NEXC) was down $0.47 (-10.20%) Wednesday to $4.14, with volumes of 2,352,991to close the day $0.22 above their 52 week low of $3.52. NexCanhas acquired the number one mall-based cookie system in the U.S. In a deal with Mrs. Fields Famous Brands, LLC, NexCan has purchased the Great American Cookie Company for $93.7 million, consisting of $89 million in cash and 4.7 million in NexCan common stock. The Great American Cookie Company joins the premium hand-mixed ice cream chains MaggieMoo's and Marble Slab Creamery, as well as the hand-rolled pretzel chains Pretzel Time and Pretzelmaker. The purchase increases NexCan franchise locations from 1,600 to 1,900 worldwide and is the ninth brand to be added to NexCan's portfolio. President and CEO of NexCen, Robert W. D'Loren, stated, "Great American Cookies is a great opportunity for us to enter the cookie business with a premium cookie brand that has grown consistently over the years. The brand is representative of the acquisition opportunities NexCen has targeted to grow our QSR segment and to increase sales in our existing ice cream and pretzel concepts. The addition of this brand to our QSR portfolio provides NexCen with nearly 300 additional doors for the delivery of quality treat products, and broadens our franchise offering for interested franchisees, both domestically and internationally."

Corinthian Colleges Inc (NASDAQ: COCO) closed Wednesday down $0.68 or - 7.71% to $8.14, on trading volumes of 3,780,028, just barely above the 52 week low of $6.45. Second quarter reports are looking rosy. Despite selling 12 schools total student starts increased 8.4% over the second quarter of 2007. Net revenues were up 15.9% or $37.5 million compared to 2007's 235.1 million. Corinthian's chief executive officer, Jack D. Massimino, said, "More effective marketing, coupled with higher employee retention and continued improvement in other key business processes, has helped generate enrolment growth over the past three quarters. We expect that growth to continue in the second half of the fiscal year. We recently reported that Sallie Mae and two other lenders will no longer make private loans available to our students who are subprime borrowers. In the face of this change in lender policy, our top priority is to ensure continued access to education for our students. Our current students will continue to receive previously-approved financing through existing arrangements, and we are confident that we can arrange financing for the vast majority of incoming students through Title IV, our internal lending program, and other resources."

Sterling Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ: SBIB) fell $0.31 or -3.10% to $9.68 on Wednesday to close at $0.44 above the 52 week low of $9.24 on trading volumes of 2,324,428. Fourth quarter dividends of $0.055 per share of common stock, announced yesterday, will be paid out to stockholders next week (Feb 8/08). The Houston based bank operates 49 banks in Houston, San Antonio and Dallas, Texas with total assets of $4.5 billion. The firm is holding the inaugural Sterling Bank Women's Business Initiative on Monday Feb 11 in Dallas Texas. The topic of the of "How to Play Hard Ball with Your Soft Skills" will be addressed by author, trainer and public speaker Joy Weaver.

After witnessing the recent plunge in the markets influenced by the resource sector, the falling housing slump and employment issues, smart investors and hedge funds are shifting interests into other sectors.

The markets are changing and investors are scared. The Bull Run that we have been use to over the past four years is starting to become more like a stampede in the other direction.

Stock markets are normally volatile, but investors have enjoyed a four-year run of below normal volatility and steady upward movement. Ups and downs, yes. But the Bull Run has been great over the past three to four years and has not ended as abruptly as many have predicted.

But while the end of the Bull Run has been predicted for more than a year, long-term investors shouldn't be worried. Of course, only if you know what you are doing.

First off, don't throw all your eggs into one basket.

Secondly, and most importantly, pick winners that last.

And pick winners that have little effect against the daily ups and downs of the economy. Visit to sign up free to receive your Special Report #1 and #2 for information on how to combat the markets or visit for your free subscription and BONUS reports.

We've seen oil markets spike, we've seen oil markets fall. We've seen wars, we've seen terrorist attacks. Chances are that the events that occur have a short term impact when you consider the overall factors of a 5-year forecast. We need to learn to take advantage of these economic factors. Think of homeland security.

Most investors -- and unfortunately far too many brokers -- go on a buying spree the minute a rally starts in a particular sector. Correspondingly, they panic at the first sign of a downturn and tend to sell off some great stocks -- right before the dead cat bounces.

But Maybach isn't about day-trading and making money fast. It's about being patient and learning the secret of how to get rich slowly. Visit to receive two Special Reports -- free when you sign up! Or visit for your free subscription and BONUS reports.

It's also about adding stocks to your portfolio that have little or no effect against the state of the economy.

The world as we know it has changed. Gone are the days of tradition and old school values. The entertainment industry is booming with the new technology in flat panel tv's. Take a look at some of the most recent headlines and you'll also see that the movies are setting box office records. Visit under our focus section to receive a free report on this sector.

Another sector we need to be focusing on right now is homeland security -- for obvious reasons of course. Visit under our focus section to receive yet another free report on this sector.

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