Cohen Independent Research Group, Inc. is an investor relations firm servicing the investor awareness industry and other institutional clients in other securities markets. In terms of the quality of our research reports, we believe we are acknowledged as Wall Street's Number #1 Independent Research firm, the worldwide Gold Standard of fundamental micro-cap/small cap securities analysis. We distribute customized research reports (aka commercial advertisements) from selectively commissioned outside industry analysts who are experts in different industry groups. We also distribute other relevant material, create marketing campaigns for corporate products and services, act as consultants and provide customized reports for selected clients and institutions.
Cohen Research and Grass Roots Research are the Investor Awareness Industry's Research Firms of Choice. As of April 26, 2012, more than 90% of our 133 initiate coverage research reports share prices rose 90%+. Volume increased in excess of 80% of our research reports and email blast campaigns. All of our email campaigns increased their prices 90%+. More than 80% of our report prices reach their high price within 30 days. Approximately 17% of all stocks went up more than 100%. We believe this price appreciation reflects dollars spent in a campaign, short term trading activity. Our research and distribution credibility helps, but performance is more determined by campaign budgets. Some stocks rise more than 500%, contributing to the large percentages we experience in our business.
We focus on long term investment and expanding the shareholder's database of any client company. Reality is, however, that the penny stock market is a short term trader's market. Sharp traders take their profits in short periods of time. The trading risks, however, are considerable. We note that about 33% of the stocks in our commercial advertisements decline in price post initiation of our commercial advertisements, due to profit taking and market factors beyond our control.
Our website is designed to be a central information source for important company information. We seek to expand a company's shareholder database by finding new investors. Our purpose is to create investor awareness. Our powerful and unique investor awareness programs reach millions of investors and help traders and day traders, stock traders, retail investors, and institutional investors.
At the top of our website, please feel free to use our FREE stock market content for your daily use. Simply type in your ticker symbol to reach domestic and world markets. We have more financial content for your use than any independent research firm in our industry.
While our distribution programs are in house, if asked, we will 'quarterback' certain distribution campaigns with other distribution firms, thus expanding a company's total audience. Quarterbacking multiplies third party websites during a given campaign. We have two websites: Cohen and Grass Roots. When we hire other investor awareness firms, we are not involved nor are we partners in their distribution programs, nor are we involved in any stock trading in campaigns. Many outside distribution firms, IR, and PR firms have proprietary and confidential methods to create their own investor awareness distribution. Our firm's policy is not to be involved in their campaigns or any initiated trading activities that might occur with other investor awareness firms.
We provide customized services to institutions and corporations, including distribution and product marketing campaigns. Our commercial advertisement reports are for general information purposes only. All information is not intended to be used as investment advice. Investors can lose their entire investment. See our disclaimer.