I first received pump emails on HPTG on February 10th, 2014 prior to the market open from BestPennystocks.com. I first received a pump email linking to an online promotion page prior to the market open on February 12th from InsiderWealthAlert.com. That email linked to http://www.smallcapgenius.com/. There is an identical page at http://www.todaystechstock.com/
Unfortunately the volume in HPTG has been so anemic so as not to even be worth shorting the stock.
Disclosed budget: $500,000
Promoter: Esquire Media Services Inc & Tobin Smith / NBT Equities
Paying party: ??
Shares outstanding: 102,665,126
Previous closing price: $0.70
Market capitalization: $71 million
Below is a screenshot of the top of the http://www.todaystechstock.com/ website.
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