SOURCE: Stock Market Alerts

May 02, 2006 12:00 ET

Stocks Trading Report for Tuesday! May 2, 2006

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MIAMI, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2006 -- Stock Market Alert`s performance stock list includes: Material Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: MTNA), Lyondell Chemical Co. (NYSE: LYO), Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU), Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX).

Material Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: MTNA) ("MATECH") issued a press release that could have investor’s attention this Tuesday morning. Today, the company announced that it has been invited to discuss its revolutionary metal fatigue detection solutions at the 24th International Exhibition of Railtrack Technology in Muenster/Westfalen, Germany on May 30, 2006.

According to the company renowned infrastructure engineering expert Dr. Brent Phares, PE, will discuss with railroad executives and engineers the technical and economic advantages of implementing MATECH's industry-leading Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor™ (EFS) inspection system on worldwide railways.

"Railways are an ideal application for our metal fatigue detection solutions because of their constant cycles of heavy loading," said MATECH CEO Robert M. Bernstein. "Our EFS technology is the only nondestructive testing solution capable of finding growing metal cracks as small as 0.010 inches -- critical information that can help railroad engineers ensure safety, prioritize repairs and reduce costs.”

Mr. Bernstein continued: "We are receiving a great deal of interest from agencies charged with maintaining the safety and efficiency of railroads and look forward to highlighting our capabilities for those in attendance."

The press release also states that MATECH's proprietary EFS inspection system can satisfy new welded rail safety improvements and requirements set forth by the $286 billion U.S. Transportation Bill, known as SAFETEA-LU, signed into law last Fall by President Bush. The legislation requires each railway track operator using continuous welded rail track to include procedures to improve the identification of cracks as well as improve the methods of inspection of joint bars in continuous welded rail.

MATECH is an engineering, research and development company specializing in technologies to monitor metal fatigue in real time. The company's leading edge metal fatigue detection and monitoring solutions can accurately test the integrity of metal structures and equipment including bridges, railroads, airplanes, ships, cranes, power plants, mining equipment, and heavy iron. MATECH owns the only nondestructive testing technology able to find growing cracks as minute as 0.010 inches -- critical information that allows structural engineers to isolate and repair the more than 100,000 steel bridges in the U.S. which have been classified as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete by the Federal Highway Administration. According to the company, MATECH has exclusive rights to seven patents along with $8.3 million in already completed contracts from the US Government for research, testing and validation of its innovative solutions.

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Other Stocks of interest yesterday were:

Lyondell Chemical Co. (NYSE: LYO) up 5.2% on 7.4 million shares traded.

Lyondell is a major manufacturer of basic chemicals and derivatives.

Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) up 6.5% on 6.4 million shares traded.

Peabody Energy is one of the largest private-sector coal companies.

Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) up 0.5% on 5.4 million shares traded.

Seagate is one of the leaders in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives

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