SOURCE: Stock Market Alerts

May 21, 2008 09:10 ET

Stock Market Alerts: Special Alert and Coverage Issued for TORO! May 21, 2008

NOTE TO EDITORS: The Following Is an Investment Opinion Being Issued by Stock Market Alerts.

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - May 21, 2008) - Stock Market Alerts' performance stock list includes: Toro Ventures, Inc. (OTCBB: TORO), Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB), Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES), Suncor Energy Inc. (NYSE: SU).

There is more important news coming from Toro Ventures, Inc. (OTCBB: TORO), and the company should have investors monitoring the stock this morning. Yesterday after the markets closed, the company issued a press release announcing that Market Advisors Research has issued a report on the company with an Intermediate Term Range of $2.80 per share.

Good news for TORO investors. An excerpt from the Report states, "The sharp rise in oil prices can be blamed on a growing difficulty to meet demand with new supplies. The world's population is expected to grow 50% to nine billion sometime by the middle of this decade. With that, the number of cars and trucks is projected to double in 30 years -- to more than 3 billion -- as developing nations rapidly modernize. All of that and more will require a lot more oil -- enough that oil consumption will jump by some 35% by the year 2030, according to the International Oil Agency, a leading global energy forecaster for the U.S. and other developed nations."

The Report continues, "Toro Ventures Inc. is engaged in oil and gas exploration, development, and production through newly acquired properties with working interests in the production owned by established oil and gas companies, whether public or private. Toro Ventures recently entered into an LOI with Nitro Petroleum on the Crown Oil and Gas Lease in Pottawatomie, County Oklahoma. This Turnkey agreement provides that Toro acquires a 60% working interest in the Crown Oil and Gas leases."

Toro Ventures is doing business in Oklahoma, which ranks as one of the major oil-producing states in the country, with annual production typically accounting for more than 3% of the total U.S. production in recent years. Three of the one hundred largest oil fields are located in Oklahoma. Toro seeks to build shareholder value by pursuing tangible projects or assets through contacts and relationships within the oil and gas sector as well as define larger projects with joint venture partners."

The report's final analysis, "Smart money was picking up the scent of what is believed to be a coming oil bonanza, buying into some oil companies and acquiring others, grabbing title to proven reserves around the world, and moving into any number of related investments. We have witnessed that and we believe it could be just the tip of the iceberg. By looking at the performance of oil companies over the past year or so, it is quite evident that the average investor has become almost completely oblivious of one of the world's most profitable businesses. Our price objective of $2.80 is based on today's price of $1.69."

Watch this company very closely! Market Advisors, Inc. was founded in 1985 and since that time has enjoyed numerous ratings success by independent market raters. Headed by Jeff Helleberg and Doug Wetzel, Market Advisors provides research and analysis on individual stocks as well as a mutual fund management service which is based upon their top-rated timing advice, and previously was a member of the Winners Circle™, an elite group of market analysts providing daily market comments and advice. Market Advisors, Inc. has also been ranked the #1 market timing service for the period (1985-1990) according to the Hulbert Financial Digest. Throughout our history the firm also served as an advisor to brokerage firms and investment bankers.

Before the news was released, TORO closed Tuesday at $1.69 a share.

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Other Stocks of interest yesterday were:

Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB) up 0.6% on 8.4 million shares traded. Schlumberger is the world's leading oilfield services company supplying technology, project management, and information solutions that optimize performance for customers working in the oil and gas industry.

Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) up 2.3% on 5.6 million shares traded. Hess Corporation, with headquarters in New York, is a global integrated energy company engaged in the exploration, production, purchase, transportation and sale of crude oil and natural gas, as well as the production and sale of refined petroleum products.

Suncor Energy Inc. (NYSE: SU) up 5.4% on 5.7 million shares traded. Suncor Energy Inc. is an integrated energy company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Suncor's oil sands business, located near Fort McMurray, Alberta, extracts and upgrades oil sands and markets refinery feedstock and diesel fuel, while operations throughout western Canada produce natural gas.

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