Isonics, Tetra Tech, Identix growth sparked by homeland security, says research analyst

Terrorist activities in the U.S. and abroad have ushered in a new era of urgency and devotion to protect against future attacks, and in the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security will continue to have a profound influence on how the private sector evolves to address national security initiatives, says Investrend Research, which begins coverage of targeted companies...

Aug 9th, 2005

NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Terrorist activities in the U.S. and abroad have ushered in a new era of urgency and devotion to protect against future attacks, and in the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security will continue to have a profound influence on how the private sector evolves to address national security initiatives, says Investrend Research analyst Ryan Fuhrmann, CFA, in the initiating Homeland Security Sector report, including special Spotlight coverage on such key HS corporations as Isonics Corp., Tetra Tech and Identix.

The coverage, commissioned by Cronus Capital Markets (www.cronuscapitalmarkets.com), which partners with the 400-member Homeland Security Industries Association (www.hsianet.org), and provides the homeland security sector index in partnership with International Securities Exchange, will be updated quarterly, and is the first to continuously monitor the new homeland security sector.

The report is available in its entirety, along with the Sector Spotlights at www.investrendresearch.com. In it, the analyst also stated:
Homeland Security equities have "experienced significant share price appreciation since 2001," with Lehman Brothers alone estimating 27 stocks it follows appreciated nearly 320% in a three-year period that began August 2001, compared to the S&P's 5% during the same period.

The sector is driven by a $49.9 billion request by the current administration, up 8.6% from FY2005, with spending earmarked for enhanced domestic security, improved counterterrorism measures, infrastructure protection and improved services for other federal programs and industry.

The Isonics Sector Spotlight report analyst was Michael R. Anderegg, CFA.

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