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Beacon Equity Research Featured Company: Universal Property Development and Acquisition Corp. (UPDA.OB)

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Universal Property Development and Acquisition Corporation (OTC BB: UPDA) is a leader in the exploration, development, production, storage, distribution, and blending of oil and natural gas. UPDA operates through six subsidiaries located throughout Texas and Kansas. Continental Fuels, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of UPDA, trades oil and natural gas, while the other five subsidiaries are focused on exploration and production.

UPDA owns controlling interests in various other energy businesses. The company also provides funding for developing proven energy reserves and new cutting-edge technologies. With these controlling interests, UPDA has the ability to expand its portfolio of assets and broaden its base of knowledge and experience.

In 2007, UPDA acquired 80% controlling interest in Continental Fuels, Inc. (OTCBB: CFUL) and Heartland Oil and Gas Corp. (OTCBB: HTOG). From Continental Fuels, Inc., revenues were up to $8 million per month. Heartland Oil and Gas Corp., the exploration and production business, had revenues of $0.3 million per month.

With oil prices reaching $100 per barrel and UPDA’s wholly owned subsidiary producing high revenues at the end of 2007, Universal is positioned for a strong future.

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Beacon Equity Research Featured Company: Universal Property Development and Acquisition Corp. (UPDA.OB)

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Universal Property Development and Acquisition Corporation (UPDA.OB) operates as a holding company focusing on the exploration, development, production, storage, distribution and blending of oil and natural gas. The company’s operating strategy causes it to own controlling interests in energy-related businesses while providing the funding to develop energy reserves and new cutting-edge technologies. This plan enables the company to expand and diversify its asset portfolio and operations while broadening its knowledge base and expertise.

Operation by Universal Property Development and Acquisition Corp. is through six majority owned subsidiaries. One subsidiary, Continental Fuels, engages in energy trading activities while the remaining five subsidiaries: UPDA Operators, Inc., Catlin Oil & Gas, Inc., Canyon Creek Oil & Gas, Inc., Aztec Well Services, Inc., and Heartland Oil & Gas Corp. are involved in the exploration and production of oil and gas.

Low-risk oil and gas prospects that offer high net revenue interests are the company’s main focus. Risks are minimized by utilizing advanced technologies for geological interpretation, drilling, geophysics and production engineering. The demand for oil is known and felt worldwide. The consumption of oil is expected to remain strong for the foreseeable future based on population growth and economic growth.

Advanced improvements in technology will also aid in the world consumption of oil. The United Nations has predicted that the world population will grow from 6.4 billion in 2004 to 8.1 billion by 2030. Prediction and fact show that demand for energy will increase substantially over time.

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Is the InvestSource Featured Company Universal Property Development & Acquisition Corp (UPDA.OB) Just a Management Cash Cow?

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Can fossil fuels make for good business in the long term? What do we dislike everyday more than gasoline and heating oil prices? A world of alternative energy sources is the new management mantra. We may love to hate the Middle East Sheikhs living off nearly centurion crude prices, but let us not forget good old Texas in the ‘liquid gold’ rush!

Universal Property Development & Acquisition Corp. is clearly set for profit growth. The company not only has bounteous oil and natural gas assets, but assiduously targets new acquisitions for vertical integration. Geer Tank Trucks is a striking example of forward thinking by management, because control over logistics is a sustainable competitive edge when it comes to marketing energy products to consumers. Speaking of marketing, Universal Property Development & Acquisition Corp also has Continental Fuels (OTCBB:CFUL) in its war chest of achievements.

There is a fly in this business ointment: solar, wind, and hydrogen fuel cells are missing from the portfolio, when we view Universal Property Development & Acquisition Corp as a holding stock in the energy sector. That is not to insinuate that the management has given no thought to the future of alternative fuels, but to suggest that the wise will queue up for a slice of this cake without any further loss of time!

Choosing between profits and risk in business can make investors like children in a toy shop. OTCBB:UPDA is special because it gives you best of both worlds. Lick your chops as oil prices inexorably head north, while you bask in the security of a management team with a clear vision of the future of the energy business.

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Universal Property Development and Acquisition Corporation (UPDA.OB) Awarded $0.16 Price Target

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Universal Property Development and Acquisition Corporation is focused on exploring, developing, producing, storing, distributing as well as blending oil and natural gas. The company operates as a holding company as it owns controlling interests in energy-related businesses and provides the necessary funds to develop energy reserves and leading-edge technologies. Through this strategic plan, the Company is able to both expand and diversify its asset portfolio and operations while simultaneously broadening its knowledge base and expertise.

The Company owns controlling interests in six operating subsidiaries focused on the areas of oil and gas exploration and production, distribution, storage and trading. The Company’s business model pursues joint-ventures that expand its assets and operations and provide the services of skilled energy industry professionals and financing support while at the same time reducing operating risk. The Company’s operating subsidiaries and joint ventures include UPDA Operators, Inc., Catlin Oil & Gas, Inc., Canyon Creek Oil & Gas, Inc., Aztec Well Services, Inc., Continental Fuels, Inc. and Heartland Oil & Gas Corp.

The Company is focused on low-risk oil and gas prospects providing high net revenue interests; frequently in regions of proven production. Universal Property Development believes that risks are reduced by utilizing advanced technologies for geological interpretation, drilling, geophysics and production engineering such as 3-dimensional seismic and magnetic survey data.

The analyst who completed the report stated, “UPDA’s value is the $157 million sum of the fair values of its oil and gas trading and exploration businesses. Also taking into account the Company’s 87% ownership interest in its largest subsidiaries, we derive a $0.16 price target for UPDA shares. Accordingly, we are initiating coverage of Universal Property Development and Acquisition Corporation with a Speculative Buy rating and a $0.16 price target”

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