GraphiteBlog Month-in-Review: Zenyatta Ventures’ Share Price Rises +37.50% in August

With the month of August winding down this
week thought it’d be timely to do a month in review, taking a retrospective
look back at what’s happened in the graphite and graphene markets during the
last 31 days. This month, the average change in share price for GraphiteBlog
sponsors was up 2.10% (between close of market on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 and
close of market on Friday, August 31, 2012). The month’s highest mover was Zenyatta
Ventures Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) with a share price increase of 37.5% without any news.
The second highest mover was Standard Graphite Corp. (TSXV: SGH) with a share
price increase of 6.06%. Standard Graphite had five news releases during the month
including:

Did you read Grafoid and CVD Equipment Corp. Join Forces
to develop Graphene based Material
 (August 21, 2012)
? It highlights that Focus Graphite
Inc. (TSXV: FMS) announced a joint venture with Grafoid Inc. (40% owned by
Focus Graphite) and CVD Equipment Corporation. Under the terms of the
agreement, Grafoid will provide expertise to develop unique intellectual
properties in partnership with CVD including the identification and feasibility
for creating new combinations of graphene with carbon nanotubes as a catalyst
material. (read
more
). Focus Graphite’s share price increased 3.03% in August.

Flinders Resources Ltd.'s (TSXV: FDR) share price increased 2.78% during the month. On August 20, 2012, Flinders Resources announced that “the back end of the Kringel processing plant
has been successfully restarted and production of graphite from stockpiled
material is underway.” Flinders Resources also reported that the “entire supply
(500 tonnes) of stockpiled material has been sold to German customers and the
first shipment is expected to occur in September” (read more).

In Galaxy Graphite Receives Permit to Drill at
the Sun Graphite Property
(August 10, 2012) we highlighted further
advancement at Galaxy Graphite Corp.’s (TSXV: GXY) Sun Graphite Property.
Galaxy’s exploration program is 
fully funded and this means that field work and preliminary assessments
can proceed without financial obstacles and associated delays (read
more
) — Clearly this positive development is not reflected in Galaxy
Graphite’s share price performance in August.

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During the month we also continued to
follow the global developments of our sector with a focus research and
development. We explained creating Cheap Graphene From Waste (August
28, 2012) and debated Will Nokia Be First To Market? (August
20,2012) with its patent application for graphene based photos sensors. There
has also been no shortage of scientists and educational institutions focused on
learning more about graphite’s unique properties. In Graphene Magic from MIT (August 14,
2012) we highlight “…some surprising graphene news from the scientists at
America’s MIT. Graphene’s properties alter with the material it’s wrapped
around.” (read
more
)

In The Graphene Photocatalyst Breakthrough
(August 27, 2012) we explained that researchers at the
Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology in Daejon, South Korea, and
Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea, have demonstrated that graphene
alone could become the basis for super-efficient photocatalyst in an artificial
photosynthesis system. “Basically, their achievement in using graphene to
convert sunlight and carbon dioxide into formic acid, has big implications for
fuel cell development and in the plastics and pharmaceutical industries. If
nothing else, they just might have found a new industrial use for all the waste
carbon dioxide generated by industry. Best of all, converted by graphene and
using free sunlight. Graphene will transform the 21st century.” (read
more
) On August 29, 2012, we also highlighted that Manchester University in England will soon to be home the UK’s National Graphene Institute. Construction
is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2013 with completion in the third
quarter of 2014. (read
more
).

Our monthly change in share price for
GraphiteBlog sponsors follows: 

Share Price Chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less than two weeks and counting until we
launch the next evolution of GraphiteBlog  with ProEdgeWire and the Graphite
and Graphene
section – we aim to impress with a seriously intense investor
intelligence site – stay tuned…

Disclaimer: All companies listed in the
above chart are GraphiteBlog sponsors.

*Historical share prices taken from
BigCharts.com on 2012-09-01.

 


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Tracy Weslosky is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of InvestorIntel, a leading global investment intelligence source created for the innovative and entrepreneurial minded that represents over 50 publicly listed companies globally that are listed on InvestorIntel.com. Tracy is also the Founder & CEO for ProEdge Media Corp., an online publishing and media production company since 2001; and is the Managing Partner for 724 Capital Corp., a business consulting firm that currently represents U.S. Rare Earths, Inc. Previously she has owned a boutique Investment Banking firm for 7 years that was the basis for a business reality television series called, DealFlow. Aired around the world for 3 years on CNBC World, WealthTV and many other networks globally; Tracy is a speaker, writer and an entrepreneur.

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