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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Stevia Stocks to Watch: (OTCQB: SUWN), (OTC: STVF), (OTC: STEV), (NASDAQ:SANW)

Point Roberts, WA - January 22, 2013 ( Newswire), an investor research portal specializing in sector research for independent investors issues a sector snapshot for stevia stocks/agriculture stocks.

The stevia industry made headlines today when The Truvia business announced that its Truvia calorie-free sweetener is the first stevia-based sweetener to be awarded product carbon footprint certification. The certification arm of the UK-based Carbon Trust has certified the total greenhouse gas emissions at every stage of the supply chain, including cultivation, processing, packaging, transport and use and disposal.
Stevia First Corporation (OTC: STVF) is trading up in early morning trading, currently at $0.64, up 0.08 or 14.29% 10:41AM EST on over 140,000 shares. The Company issued an update and letter to shareholders from the CEO today.
Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. (OTCQB: SUWN), trading at $0.23, one of the top global providers of high quality stevia extracts including Rebaudioside A 98, recently reported that its facilities are now capable of producing A3-99 stevia products. The addition of A3-99 to its commercial production capabilities is part of its previously announced stevioside expansion project.
A3-99 extracts are among the highest quality stevioside extracts produced in the world and are used in the pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. Sunwin Stevia has completed testing for this production process making it one of a select few producers of A3-99 in China. Management expects to begin delivering shipments of the A3-99 to Zhejiang Huisong Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical customer in China, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 which begins in February 2013. Sunwin also intends to seek patents in China for its A3-99 production methodology.
Stevia Corp. (OTC Markets: STEV) is also up in early trading, currently at $ 0.2210, gaining 0.0060 or 2.79% as of 10:49AM EST on over 142,000 shares.
S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW) is trading at $8.24, up 0.35(4.44%) 11:17AM EST
On over 34,000 shares. The Company recently announced the closing of an underwritten public offering of 1,400,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $7.50 per share. The Company received total gross proceeds of $10.5 million, excluding underwriting discounts and offering expenses. The Company anticipates using the net proceeds from this offering for working capital and general corporate purposes, which may include future business acquisitions.
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About Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. (OTCQB: SUWN)
Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. engages in the areas of zero calorie, all natural sweeteners (Sunwin Stevia™ Extracts). As an industry leader in agricultural processing, Sunwin has built an integrated global firm with the sourcing and production capabilities to meet the needs of consumers throughout the world. For more info about Sunwin, please visit
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