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Wall Street News Alert

September 24, 2008 09:32 ET

Wall Street News Alert: Hot Stocks to Watch: MNTR! September 24, 2008

WESTON, FL--(Marketwire - September 24, 2008) - Wall Street News Alerts' "stocks to watch" this morning are: Mentor Capital, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MNTR), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Google Incorporated (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT).

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There is more important news coming from Mentor Capital, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MNTR), and investors are urged to monitor the stock closely this morning! Yesterday, the company issued a press release announcing that it is initiating the repurchase of 12.5% of its currently outstanding common stock.

This news should be welcomed! The Company has no exposure to the current financial crisis and may be considered a small, healthy safe haven from the sub-prime problems that have decimated larger Wall Street firms. Regardless of its contrastingly strong cash position, the market appears to have also and recently discounted MNTR to sometimes a fraction of cash and investments.

The press release states: In analyzing the stock repurchase decision, Mentor Capital notes that if the Company long-term growth rate is estimated at 22%, then the current PEG ratio is 0.3, where 1.0 is often accepted as fair value. It is unlikely that the Company can locate debt-free companies for investment at a PEG of less than 0.3. Similarly, the Company cannot first reduce interest on debt, because it has none. Because MNTR has cash reserves to apply and is trading at a discount to several common valuations based on cash, earnings and growth, a stock-buyback was decided upon.

All stock repurchases will be conducted in compliance with the Rule 10b-18 safe harbor guidelines.

According to the release, through its lead hedge fund, Mentor Capital has $13.5 million in equivalent Assets Under Management. Investors interested in debt-free investing, high growth, and value, in a small-cap environment, are invited to learn more about the Company at: www.MentorCapital.com. Detailed trading information and Level II quotes may be referenced at www.PinkSheets.com under the trading symbol MNTR.

Investors are urged to continue to monitor the progress of the company!

The stock closed yesterday at $2.00 a share.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) up 0.2% on 45.8 million shares traded. Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) down 0.2% on 5.2 million shares traded. Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day.

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) down 0.1% on 92.2 million shares traded. Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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