Small Cap Review Releases Four Small Caps To Watch

(PRWEB) October 1, 2004 ( ), a leading small-cap stock information site announces it is initiating coverage of Phototronics (Nasdaq:PLAB), Wind River (Nasdaq:WIND), Fleetwood Enterprises (NYSE:FLE) and Clean Harbors (Nasdaq:CLHB).

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Photronics (Nasdaq:PLAB) is a leading worldwide manufacturer of photomasks. Photomasks are high precision quartz plates that contain microscopic images of electronic circuits. A key element in the manufacture of semiconductors and flat panel displays, photomasks are used to transfer circuit patterns onto semiconductor wafers during the fabrication of integrated circuits. They are produced in accordance with circuit designs provided by customers at strategically located manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Phototronics reported net income of $ 8.4 million, or 23 cents per share, much higher than last year’s $ 1.3 million, or 4 cents per share in the past quarter. Reported revenues of $ 103.7 million compared to the year-ago period’s $ 90.5 million. Net sales increased 13.2% to $ 291.4 million for the nine months ending 8/1/04, primarily due to increased design releases, including high-end, associated with improved end user demand for devices utilizing semiconductors. Partnered with EDA giant Synopsys Inc., to improve the manufacturability and quality of advanced photomasks and reduce design-to-photomask cycle times through design for manufacturing (DFM). The Company recently announced that they have entered into a strategic technology agreement with SIGMA-C GmbH. The two companies will combine respective technologies to strengthen Photronics’ Integrated Lithography Plane (ILP(SM)) initiative, providing design and mask integration support to semiconductor companies transitioning to the 65nm and 45nm technology nodes.

Wind River (Nasdaq:WIND) is the global leader in device software optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop and run software faster, better, less expensively and more reliably. Wind River Platforms tightly integrate a rich set of market-leading operating systems, development tools and middleware with services to provide a complete foundation that meets the specific requirements of a vertical market. Wind River’s products and professional services are used in multiple markets including aerospace and defense, automotive, digital consumer, industrial, and network infrastructure. Companies from around the world turn to Wind River to create the most reliable products and to accelerate their time-to-market.

Wind River reported net income of $ 3.3 million for most recent quarter,reported revenues of $ 59.4 million, an 18% increase from the same period a year ago. Wind River provides software platforms, operating systems and tools used by companies such as Sony, Canon, DaimlerChrysler, Boeing and Nortel.

Fleetwood Enterprises (NYSE:FLE) is the nation’s largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles and a leading producer and retailer of manufactured housing. Fleetwood’s recreational vehicle line includes motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, truck campers and folding trailers. Fleetwood RV products are distributed through a nationwide network of more than 1,200 dealers.

One in 12 U.S. vehicle-owning households now owns a recreational vehicle and both the industry and the lifestyle continue to grow. Fleetwood earnings more than doubled to $ 6.7 million, or 12 cents per share, for the first three months of fiscal 2005. Revenues reached $ 727.8 million, a 13 percent increase over the prior year’s $ 646.1 million. Industry wide boom in recreation-vehicle sales, which were up 20% in first half of this year, to 196,000 units, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Assn. Fleetwood retired $ 190 million in preferred stock, eliminating $ 18 million in interest payments while launching a line of more affordable homes with a starting retail price of $ 18,000 for a three-bedroom home.

Clean Harbors (Nasdaq:CLHB) is North America’s leading provider of environmental and hazardous waste management services. With an unmatched infrastructure of 52 waste management facilities, including nine landfills, five incineration locations and seven wastewater treatment centers, the Company provides essential services to more than 30,000 customers, comprising of more than 175 Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous governmental agencies. Headquartered in Braintree, Massachusetts, Clean Harbors has more than 100 locations strategically positioned throughout North America in 36 U.S. states, six Canadian provinces, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

“We welcome these companies to our family of small-cap stocks and look forward to updating our subscribers as they move forward with their business plan.” Company President Thomas Englebert said. news is a Free Newsletter sent to subscribers, highlighting select small-cap stocks. To sign-up visit

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Ibrar Ayyub

Ibrar Ayyub is an experienced technical writer with a Master's degree in computer science from BZU Multan University. He has written for various industries, mainly home automation, and engineering. He has a clear and simple writing style and is skilled in using infographics and diagrams. He is a great researcher and is able to present information in a well-organized and logical manner.

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