Stock Market Manager Weekly Update: September 25th, 2023

Weekly UpdateSeptember 25th, 2023

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As if there wasn’t enough uncertainty now were now in the middle of a huge auto workers strike and a potential government shutdown.

The Moody’s observation seems obvious, but what it really makes clear is that our government with its hyper-polarized environment has just about ground to halt in any case. Inflation is still on the rise and the economy is clearly sliding.

Do we need a full on recession before anyone wakes up.

Even though there are some bright spots in the markets with AI and so forth, conservative investors should continue to keep their powder dry and maybe write some covered calls against existing positions. Things are going to continue to go sideways for the foreseeable future.

Moody’s warns US government shutdown would be “credit negative”

NEW YORK, Sept 25 (Reuters) – A U.S. government shutdown would have negative implications for its credit assessment as it would highlight the weakness of U.S. institutional and governance strength compared to other top-rated governments, Moody’s said on Monday

U.S. government services would be disrupted and hundreds of thousands of federal workers furloughed without pay if Congress fails to provide funding for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1. The publication of major U.S. economic data of critical importance to policymakers and investors will also be suspended indefinitely should the federal government shut down.

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9-8-23 Antibe Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQX ATBPF)
Announces Results of 2023 Annual Meeting

TORONTO, September 08, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Antibe Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: ATE, OTCQX: ATBPF), a clinical-stage company leveraging its hydrogen sulfide platform to develop next-generation therapies to target inflammation, is pleased to announce the results of its annual meeting of shareholders (the “Meeting”) held earlier today. All resolutions outlined in the management information circular were approved. Detailed results for the election of directors are provided below:

Director NomineeOutcome% For% Withheld
Roderick FlowerElected90.77%9.23%
Robert E. HoffmanElected81.08%18.92%
Amal KhouriElected90.74%9.26%
Dan LegaultElected90.62%9.38%
Walt MacneeElected90.81%9.19%
Jennifer McNealeyElected80.31%19.69%
Yung WuElected90.80%9.20%

Voting results on all matters voted on at the Meeting have been filed on SEDAR.

7-17-2023 International Food and Beverage (OTC IFBC)
Italian Food & Beverage Corp. Announces Strategic Partner  

PLAINVIEW, NY-(Accesswire 07-17-2023) – Italian Food & Beverage Corp. (OTC- IFBC)

IFBC is now an approved vendor for Ferraro Foods, one of the country’s largest specialty distributors of food and foodservice supplies to Italian restaurants and pizzerias in the eastern U.S.

Ferraro Foods serves over 8,000 customers in 26 states. Recently they have announced a major expansion of its Long Island distribution business with the addition of a 230,000-square-foot warehouse, this distribution center is expected to increase capacity in the largest specialty Italian foods market.

IFBC is currently coordinating efforts with the Ferraro Foods New York distribution center in Melville, the mutual goal is to collaborate with each respective sales team to expand both companies’ reach to new clients while introducing the Dino Luzzi energy drink regular and sugar free to the existing ones.

The Dino Luzzi Energy Drink is the only energy drink made in Italy currently in the Ferraro Foods line, and is now distributed in the State of New York and its boroughs by Ferraro Foods.

It should be a perfect fit to bolster the company’s brand.
Dino Luzzi, CEO commented, “We are excited that Ferraro Foods is adding our brand to their clients.

This purchase order shows their trust in our product line. We are working with their sales team to increase sales while continuing marketing the product and, we will continue to do what is needed to increase shareholder value, looking forward to updating shareholders in the next few months.”

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6-29/-23 Antibe Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQX ATBPF)
Year-End Results and Business Highlights

ompleted transition to otenaproxesul’s new formulation; tablet manufacturing underway
– PK/PD study results expected in calendar Q4 2023 with Phase II initiation in Q1 2024
– Ended year with $38.9 million in cash and equivalents

TORONTO, June 29, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Antibe Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: ATE, OTCQX: ATBPF), a clinical-stage company leveraging its hydrogen sulfide platform to develop next-generation therapies to target inflammation, has filed its financial and operating results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023.

“We made excellent progress in the year, much of it behind the scenes,” commented Dan Legault, Antibe’s CEO. “Foremost is the successful transition to otenaproxesul’s faster-absorbing formulation, a significant step that involved launching a new production process in a new plant. With comprehensive liver safety modeling in hand, we’re making final preparations for a short PK/PD study to finalize dose selection for the Phase II bunionectomy trial. We also completed candidate selection and a patent application filing for our IBD program and identified a new family of promising anti-inflammatory compounds. With our strong balance sheet, we’re poised to deliver shareholder value in the coming year.”

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4-19-2023 Can B Corp. (OTC CANB)
Reports Growth of 45% to Company All-Time High $6.7 Million Annual Revenue

Led by Significant Increase in Duramed

Adjusted EBITDA Loss Decreased by 25% to $2.1 Million

HICKSVILLE, NY, April 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire – Can B Corp. (OTCQB: CANB) (“Can B” or the “Company”), a health and wellness company specializing in developing, producing, and selling hemp-derived cannabinoid products, today announced the Company’s financial results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2022.

Key Financial Highlights for 2022

  • Revenue increased 45% to $6.7 million.
  • Gross profit decreased 13% to $2.6 million.
  • Gross margin decreased to 39.1%, due to a higher revenue percentage mix from Duramed.
  • Adjusted EBITDA loss decreased by 25% to $2.1 million.
  • Accounts receivable at $6.6 million.
  • Inventory at $2.0 million.
  • Total assets at $15.6 million.
  • Total stockholders’ equity at $2.7 million.

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Coeptis Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. NASDAQ (COEP)
Coeptis Therapeutics Signs Agreement to Acquire Allogeneic Immuno-Oncology NK Platform in Phase 1 Clinical Trials from Deverra Therapeutics

Proposed transaction would provide Coeptis with two clinical stage assets leveraging NK cell therapies in relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and hospitalized respiratory infections, as well as preclinical programs for hematologic and solid tumors

Clinical data from AML Clinical Trial Expected during 2H 2023

WEXFORD, Pa. , April 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Coeptis Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: COEP) (“Coeptis” or “the Company”), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative cell therapy platforms for cancer, announced it has entered into a binding term sheet with Deverra Therapeutics, Inc. (“Deverra Therapeutics”) pursuant to which it has obtained an exclusive right, until August 31, 2023, to negotiate towards the acquisition or license of assets from Deverra Therapeutics related to its proprietary allogeneic stem cell expansion and directed differentiation platform for the generation of multiple distinct immune effector cell types, including natural killer (NK) and monocyte/macrophages. Deverra Therapeutics is currently advancing clinical programs investigating these technologies in relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and patients hospitalized with respiratory viral infections.

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3-15-2023 Can B Corp. (OTC CANB)

Can B Corp. Completes Corporate Debt Restructuring to Position for Uplisting to National Securities Exchange

HICKSVILLE, NY, March 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire – Can B Corp. (OTCQB: CANB) (“Can B” or the “Company”), a health and wellness company specializing in developing, producing, and selling hemp-derived cannabinoid products and durable medical devices, is pleased to announce it has successfully completed a corporate debt restructuring.

Through the restructuring, Can B raised $1.55 million of new capital and extended previously due notes payable totaling $7.0 million to September 1, 2023, and December 31, 2024.  Specifically, three Promissory Notes issued to three funds in early 2022 and three Promissory Notes issued to three private investors in late 2022 were restructured to extend maturity dates to late in 2023 to give the Company an additional window to deploy the capital from the new raise.

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3-6-2023 International Food and Beverage (OTC IFBC)

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9-25, 2023 COMPANY QUOTES, LISTINGS RESEARCH AND NEWS   Coeptis Therapeutics, Inc. Ecrid, Inc (ECDD)   Profile         Antibe Therapeutics, Inc (ATBPF)  Profile 11/11/2018 News Can B Corp (CANB) Profile News Endurance Exploration Group, Ltd (EXPL)  Profile   03-26/19 News International Food and Beverage Profile
Screening for Timely and Liquid Stocks with Yield and EPS Growth
September 14, 2023 by Herb Blank

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