Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/11/2013 -- At winstonsmallcap.com we focus on undervalued companies trading under $5. Right now the markets are surging and we are seeing an opportunity in micro-cap companies like we have never seen before. Let have a Look on: (Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ:SQNM), Francesca's Holdings Corp(NASDAQ:FRAN), Rentech, Inc.(NYSEAMEX:RTK), DiamondRock Hospitality Company (NYSE:DRH)
Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ:SQNM) shares gained 1.01% to $3. Shareholder rights law firm Robbins Arroyo LLP on Sept. 9 said it is investigating whether certain officers and directors of Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM) breached their fiduciary duties to shareholders. Sequenom provides genetic analysis solutions in the United States and internationally. On July 24, 2013, Sequenom announced the company's financial results for the second quarter of 2013. Despite reporting a 91% increase in total revenues to $34.9 million for the quarter, Sequenom also reported a net loss of $31 million, as compared to a net loss of $29.6 million for the same period in 2012.
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Francesca's Holdings Corp(NASDAQ:FRAN) shares gained 2.50% to $18.86. The company on Sept. 4 said its fiscal second-quarter profit rose 16% amid higher revenue, but results missed expectations. For the quarter ended Aug. 3 Francesca's reported a profit of $14.6 million, or 33 cents a share, versus a year-before profit of $12.7 million, or 28 cents a share. Net sales grew 17% to $89.6 million. In June, Francesca's had forecast earnings of 35 cents to 36 cents a share and revenue of $94.5 million to $95.5 million.
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Rentech, Inc.(NYSEAMEX:RTK) shares climbed 2.43% to $2.11. The company on August 19 announced that a subsidiary of the Company has closed the sale of approximately 450 acres in Natchez, Mississippi to Adams County, Mississippi for proceeds of approximately $9 million.
D. Hunt Ramsbottom, President and CEO of Rentech, said, "The sale of the Natchez site is consistent with our stated intention to dispose of our non-core alternative energy related assets." Mr. Ramsbottom continued, "We remain focused on the significant opportunities within our newly launched wood fibre processing business as well as growth in our nitrogen fertilizer business."
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DiamondRock Hospitality Company (NYSE:DRH) shares climbed 0.81% to $9.99. The company on Sept. 9 announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.085 per share to stockholders of record as of September 30, 2013. The dividend will be paid on October 10, 2013.
Additionally, the company will host institutional investors and security analysts at its 2013 Investor Day on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. A webcast and conference call for investors and other interested parties is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) the same day. Management will discuss the Company's industry outlook and its future growth drivers.
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