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Wall Street News Alert

May 21, 2008 08:33 ET

Wall Street News Alert: TORO, Wednesday's Hot Stock to Watch! May 21, 2008

NOTE TO EDITORS: The Following Is an Investment Opinion Being Issued by Wall Street Capital Funding.

WESTON, FL--(Marketwire - May 21, 2008) - Wall Street News Alert's "stocks to watch" this morning are: Toro Ventures, Inc. (OTCBB: TORO), Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX), Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) and Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY).

Having announced last week that it has gone into full oil and gas production on the Crown Lease, Toro Ventures, Inc. (OTCBB: TORO) should have the attention of investors and traders 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.

This should welcomed by 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."

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

Prior to the latest press release, the stock closed Tuesday at $1.69 a share.

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Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) up 9.9% on 21.2 million shares traded.

Pacific Ethanol is the largest West Coast-based marketer and producer of ethanol. Pacific Ethanol has ethanol plants in Madera, California; Boardman, Oregon; and Burley, Idaho and has an additional plant under construction in Stockton, California.

Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) up 2.6% on 16.5 million shares traded.

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A., through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, exploitation, and production of oil from reservoir wells, shale, and other rocks. The company supplies oil, liquefied natural gas, and natural gas to refineries in Brazil, as well as sells surplus production in Brazil and foreign markets.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) up 2.5 % on 8.6 million shares traded.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation is an international oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Middle East/North Africa and Latin America regions.

Market Commentary:

"The Labor Department reported Tuesday that wholesale inflation increased by 0.2 percent in April following a 1.1 percent jump in March. Outside of food and energy, prices rose by 0.4 percent in April," stated Sonja Rudd in Wall Street News Alert's daily commentary continued at: http://www.WallStreetNewsAlert.com.

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