Fear Factor: Implant Sciences (IMSC) Stock Getting Too High?

Sales 101: Three things sell; Sex, Greed and Fear. Focused on the Fear Factor, Implant Sciences Corp. (OTC: IMSC) is building a team to rid the world from the threat of terrorism. IMSC stock price has risen to as high as $1.06 today on volume of over 800 thousand shares. While the shares of the high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets have traded nearly $800 in volume, investors should fear the ceiling closing in. IMSC stock price has not been above $1.14 at any time in over two years. Today, Implant Sciences announced that it has again added veterans in the field to their executive team.

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IMSC Stock Chart

Market Cap (intraday): 36.21M
Price/Sales (ttm): 7.14
52-Week High
(May 10, 2012): 1.14
52-Week Low
(Oct 5, 2011): 0.32
50-Day Moving Avg: 0.92
200-Day Moving Avg: 0.73

Avg Vol (3 month): 125,828
Avg Vol (10 day): 132,000
Shares Outstanding: 35.85M
Float: 34.79M
% Held by Insiders: 4.72%

A month ago when the Company filed their 10-Q fr the period ended March 31, 2012, you can see from the chart above how the share priced dropped from the $1.08 level similar to revenues. IMSC reported revenues of $686,000 compared to $734,000 for Q1 of 2012 and 2011 respectively. Revenues for the 9 months ended March 31 also decreased to $2,854,000 from $4,885,000 for Q1 of 2012 and 2011 respectively.

Implant Sciences’ recent additions of Todd Swearingen, appointed General Manager for the Americas, and U. S. Transportation and Security Administration veteran Mo McGowan as an advisor to the Company, should help to star the Company in the right direction. Anything Implant Sciences can do to boost their top line number will only benefit shareholders if they can provide the services needed and not just the title and paychecks.

Swearingen is expected to oversee the federal and state sales channels in the Americas with a focus on the aviation security markets. His number one priority will be leading sales for Implant Sciences’ Quantum Sniffer™ QS-B220 desktop explosives and drugs trace detector which is currently undergoing U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) qualification testing for air cargo screening.

McGowan, retained through a contract with Command Consulting Group, is expected to provide national security expertise in order to advance the Company and its explosives and drugs trace detectors in the U. S. market. His top three priorities: military, homeland defense and security, and federal government security screening.

About IMSC Stock

Implant Sciences Corp. develops, manufactures and sells sophisticated sensors and systems for the security, safety and defense industries.  The Company has developed proprietary technologies used in explosives and narcotics trace detection (ETD) applications and market and sell handheld and bench-top ETD systems that use Implant Sciences’ proprietary technologies. Implant Sciences’ products are marketed and sold to a growing number of locations domestically and internationally.  These systems are used by private companies and government agencies to screen baggage, cargo, other objects and people for the detection of trace amounts of explosives.

To view the SEC filings for IMSC, click here.

Bottom Line: This is one of those penny stocks that sign a bunch of people to their executive board and then go quiet for the next 4 months. They are flying way to close to the sun, their PPS ceiling, and have but one way to go, with gravity. IMSC will need to beef up their next few 10-Q’s with higher revenues and lower operating costs before they can consider entering in to territory above $1.15 and remaining there.

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