Applied DNA Sciences Inc.’s stock is currently trading at $0.17, up 21.43%. The number of shares traded so far is in excess of 17.3 million shares, well above the average volume of about 2.8 million shares. August 4, 2009, the company’s stock was highlighted in the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter when the stock was trading at $0.137. Applied DNA Sciences is up nearly 25% since the mention, a nice move in such a short time.

The company, a provider of DNA-based security solutions, has made a couple of important announcements recently. First, Applied DNA Sciences reported that its anti-counterfeit technologies can be deployed in covert programs that seek to identify “leaks” in supply chains. The company also announced that it can create botanical SigNature DNA markers that individually mark valuables and collectibles that require a forensic level of security and authentication.

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