ShareProphets

Sunday 25 June 2017 The one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares


31 May 2017, 08:10 | By Steve Moore |

HaloSource – funding delay from China now leaves no margin for error

Last month I looked at a conditional fundraising announcement from HaloSource (HALO) – conditional bailout fundraising, kicks the can down the road (not very far!). It may be not very far at all…

31 May 2017, 08:09 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Infrastucture is Booming - And this Specialist Investor Is Building on it

Hello Share Snatchers. Everybody knows that Big Donald has said the US is going to spend big money on infrastructure. A British firm which invests in American infrastructure is HICL Infrastructure Company (HICL). Interested? I thought you might be.

30 May 2017, 15:22 | By Gary Newman |

The People's Operator burns through cash at an astonishing rate

The People’s Operator (TPOP) was once a favourite with private investors but its share price has taken a tumble since the latter part of 2016. However, I believe that it is still well over-priced at its current level.

30 May 2017, 15:14 | By Steve Moore |

Starcom – order delays, but reckons second half growth. Hmmm…

An AGM statement from Starcom (STAR) includes that “gross margin is ahead of the average for 2016 and better than expected” and “some increases in order value on last year”. However, “revenues for the first four months of the year are slightly behind budget”. Hmmm...

30 May 2017, 12:39 | By Steve Moore |

New bailout funding ‘kin starts at Kin Group… though for how ‘kin long?

And so it ‘kin begins (that and the title should appease Cynical Bear); Kin Group (KIN) “hereby announces that on 26 May 2017 it received a notice of conversion in respect of £100,000 in nominal value of the loan notes which were issued to Belastock Capital L.P. Definitions used in this announcement are taken from the company's announcements dated 15 May 2017”

30 May 2017, 12:36 | By Tom Winnifrith |

How do you keep a Bulletin Board Moron in suspense: over to the LSE Cadence thread

If a share is falling, natch the Bulletin Board Morons who own the stock think that I am playing dirty tricks. FFS how stupid are these imbeciles? Having spent most of the day in the air or driving up to the Greek mountains and thus having been unable to go online until a couple of hours ago, I see the two tweets below appear on my timeline.

30 May 2017, 09:05 | By Tom Winnifrith |

FastJet - PR fecking geniuses Citigate can't polish a turd - dismal results and a warning of worse: target price 0p

Hello fascist, journalist smearing, PR fecking geniuses at Citigate Dewe Rogerson, your favourite follower of the dog that is FastJet (FJET) is writing today from my home village in Greece. You have done a good job at polishing the turd that are the calendar 2016 results from Fastjet (FJET) but if folks read beyond your spin to the bottom of the statement they will realise this is a basket case and the shares - at 16p are a stonking sell - the target price is 0p.

30 May 2017, 09:02 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Fusionex - the rats start abandoning the sinking ship, the shares crash 64%

After hours on Friday Fusionex (FXI) a company from the Norfolk province of Malaysia announced that it was planning to delist from the AIM casino. This has always been a "wrongun" and myself, Lucian Miers and the great Kevin Ashton warned you many times to sell - over the weekend I listed 11 red flags the City crony capitalists were happy to ignore. Today the shares have crashed 64% to just 46p and the rats have started to abandon ship.

30 May 2017, 09:01 | By Chris Bailey of Financial Orbit |

BT Group - WIFI debacles, scandals and u-turns: got to be time to buy!

As the part of rural Wales I was staying in during a good chunk of the Bank Holiday weekend apparently is intermittently covered by the leading mobile network recently purchased by BT Group (BT.A), I had to return to England to surprisingly wax lyrical about the telecoms giant, as the dearth of WIFI forced me to buy an antiquated media device called a newspaper. Within its grubby pages I read that shock-style headline that 'BT threatens fatal blow to final salary pensions'.

30 May 2017, 08:40 | By David Scott |

The explicit signs that a stockmarket crash is on its way... soon

All investors wish that they had a crystal ball to predict when a recession is coming in the US. But there’s one thing, says David Rosenberg, chief economist at Gluskin Sheff that has predicted imminent recessions...

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30 May 2017, 08:22 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Is GSK's Boat Finally Coming In? It Seems Healthy Enough

Hello Share Shapers. Every so often I look at that great British pharmaceutical giant, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and I usually notch it up as a buy. Despite the fact that it has not been quite as successful a punt as I had hoped, I am still well up on my three year old purchase. The dividend, which I have at nearly 5% is also useful. And I was gratified that it was one of the perkiest  Footsie risers on Friday.

29 May 2017, 07:44 | By Darren Atwater |

Winner of the Bulletin Board Moron of the week contest sponsored by Granny Snuffs & Wildes

Ai Yi Yi. The submissions this week were a right mess. Focus on the morons, people, the goal is not to be one yourself. Nevertheless, we have a worthy winner. 

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29 May 2017, 07:44 | By Tom Winnifrith |

ShareSoc has it (almost) 100% right - where is the justice on RBS?

Now that Roger "Ramper" Lawson has been resigned from ShareSoc in disgrace, ShareSoc it is starting to serve up some opinions of worth. Its latest comment on the RBS scandal is bang on the money and shows why the UK Financial system is flawed and will screw we little people every time.

29 May 2017, 07:43 | By Tom Winnifrith |

African Potash fraud - litigation update

The case for suing Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald over the African Potash (AFPO) fraud builds. It may be that CEO Lyin Chris Cleverley is also sued by shareholders who lost out although it is suspected that he has little in the way of assets so it may be worth sticking with Cantor. The man running the case Peter Petyt has just sent the following update with intriguing new information:

29 May 2017, 07:42 | By Tom Winnifrith |

British Airways- why I was not flying Saturday: an ex customer writes about it and the journalists it bribes

I was due to fly back to Greece on Saturday with British Airways but I did not. It is not for the reason you think, there being no British Airways flights at all out of Heathrow and Gatwick due to an IT bollocks up, but for other reasons equally damning of the airline, now part of International Airlines Group (IAG).

29 May 2017, 07:35 | By Steve Moore & Tom Winnifrith |

Chamberlin – full-year results and management chat

Chamberlin (CMH), a 105p offer price share tip from ourselves last month, has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2017 and that ongoing growth is “supported by major new contracts coming on stream”. The shares are now 154p! Who's Da Daddy???

29 May 2017, 07:34 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Data shows the US Economy is very weak indeed but rates will rise - Peter Schiff

Peter Schiff is a libertarian a gold bug and a hero of mine. So I listen to what he says. His latest podcast - not surprisingly - has a similar world view to mine. The Fed is now indicating it needs evidence that  the Q1 weak economic data is transitory and not a trend.  This is interesting for 2 reasons.  The Fed’s narrative has always been to tout economic growth even in the face of flimsy or no supporting data.  Now the Fed is actually admitting there is weakness.  The other interesting thing is that, although the Fed continues to claim it is “data dependent”, it has been ignoring the economic data ever since the first rate hike.  The market puts chances of a June rate hike at almost 100%.  Maybe that is because it believes the Fed will raise rates regardless of proof.

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29 May 2017, 07:31 | By Gary Newman |

Cost cutting could prove costly for International Airlines Group

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) has been on a steady upwards trajectory ever since taking a big hit to its share price when the UK voted in favour of Brexit last June, but that rise looks like it is about to hit a brick wall following last week’s debacle involving British Airways.

29 May 2017, 07:29 | By ShareProphets |

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - Spring Bank Holiday update

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

29 May 2017, 07:27 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Who Has Short Shorts? Perhaps Nobody Should - Unless They're Experts.

Hello Share Poolers. Shorting ain’t for moi. I’ve lost too much money, too fast to make it pleasurable. Painful is more the word.

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16 hours ago | By ShareProphets |

The June edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - 5 share Tips, voting guide, and where to emigrate if the wrong party wins

The June edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring three resource shares to buy,  two more share tips, a voting guide for investors, and where to emigrate if the wrong party wins a special offer expiring on June 14 and much more.

 
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7 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week contest - sponsored by Jim Mellon's Diabetic Boot Company

We're looking for exemplary examples of sheer stupidity from those founts of brilliance; LSE.co.uk, III.co.uk and ADVFN.co.uk. Perhaps if they need a guiding light they might care to look at life inside the basket case that is Jim Mellon's Diabetic Boot Company, as sponsored by most of the other AIM companies Jim runs as Cynical Bear pointed out HERE.  The deadline to post your entries in the comments section below is midnight, Sunday 18 June.

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7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Magnolia Petroleum Part 1:-Back Zac "The Knife" Phillips and Sack Rita Whittingham

And so the battle lines are drawn at Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP), the dash guzzling worthless AIM POS founded by Gavin Burnell of Globo infamy. On the one hand there is an overpaid incumbent board led by less than lovely Rita Whittingham and backed by an overpaid army of crony capitalist advisers. On the other side are Even Ainsworth from Nostra Terra (NTOG) and Zac "The Knife" Philips, the City's top oil analyst. Magnolia has accepted that a GM request to outs less than lovely Rita and appoint Ainsorth and The Knife is valid. So what is the voting maths?

7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

7 days ago | By Cynical Bear |

Tesla Motors – Is it a FANTA stock or is Elon Musk just David Lenigas on steroids?

I was going to have my usual weekend dig at one of the many over-promoted pieces of crap on the lower reaches of AIM but thought instead I should lift up my head and look further afield and take a pop at most over-promoted stock in the global markets with a proper superhero at the helm, namely Tesla Motors (NSDQ: TSLA) and the irrepressible Elon Musk.

7 days ago | By Steve Moore & Tom Winnifrith |

Norcros – results good and remains confident: BUY

Bathroom and household equipment and accessories group Norcros (NXR) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2017 and that “the board remains confident that the group should continue to make further progress for the year ending 31 March 2018”.

7 days ago | By Bearded Marxist Darren Atwater |

Notes from Underground: Um, go Quindell?

Ha ha. We've been waiting for this for weeks, but now Slater & Gordon (who were given all the relevent ShareProphets articles when there was still time to back out) has actually filed suit against Watchstone, nee Quindell, claiming breach of warranty and/or fraudulent misrepresentation for a total amount of up to £637 million plus interest. It almost makes one want to root for Quindell this time.

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7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Magnolia Petroleum - why Rita Whittingham must be fired Part 3 - duping mug punters

Earlier today i showed how Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP) has become a gravy train not just for CEO, not so lovely Rita Whittingham, but for her extended family as well. But when the operations are not generating cash how to fund the gravy train? Shimples: pump the stock with misleading RNS statements and do a discounted placing. Rinse and repeat. Want an example (for there are many)? Here goes.

7 days ago | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Stuttard’s Septic Seven – June Update: and then there were just three

It is five weeks since our last update on the portfolio of seven AIM stocks selected for Marcus Stuttard, the sham sheriff of AIM, to put his money into to show his faith in the system of regulation last September. As you will recall, these were all companies which we had Red Flagged but about which AIM Regulation had done nothing. Last month the losses were 61.7% in about 8 months.

7 days ago | By HotStockRockets |

Optibiotix - 3 year supply agreement a first part of being the new ARM: BUY

On 25 April this year Optibiotix (OPTI) announced it had delivered a small sale of 100,000 units of its LPDL capsule to Germany's HLH BioPharma Vertriebs GmbH. That must have gone well as we are today told that Optibiotix has signed a three year deal that grants HLH a non-exclusive license to produce, package and commercialise products containing OptiBiotix's cholesterol reducing LPLDL® strain.

6 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

New Insurer on the Block Conquers Growing Market for Brits Abroad

Hello Share Bottlers. You may, or may not, have noticed that I currently favour insurance companies. And following my own advice for once, I am now sitting on cracking profits on two of the biggest, Legal & General (LGEN) and RSA (RSA). I would still commend both these entities to your further inspection. However, I now turn the spotlight on a smaller, newer and more specialised insurance player.

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Rockpool Acquisitions IPO - a new member of the Sub Standard XI? I fear I can't SUFTUM

The demise of so many Standard Listed companies means that poor Cynical Bear has some big holes in his Sub Standard List X1 squad. But fear not, from God's chosen lands of Northern Ireland here comes Rockpool Acqusitions which will list in early July having raised £1.5 million at 10p.

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6 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Winner of the Bulletin Board Moron of the Week contest - sponsored by Jim Mellon's Diabetic Boot Company

Our nominations usually come from LSE.co.uk, ADVFN.co.uk, III.co.uk, and sometimes the FT. But this is the first time that our winner comes from the world of academia. And no, the author is not Tom's sociology lecturing Mrs

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16 hours ago | By Darren Atwater |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week contest - sponsored by David Lenigas on steroids

The prize is a cheap one way flight to Mars organised by Elon Musk a promoter who makes David Lenigas seem bashful and understated. The challenge: We're looking for exemplary examples of sheer stupidity from those founts of brilliance; LSE.co.uk, III.co.uk and ADVFN.co.uk. The deadline to post your entries in the comments section below is midnight, Sunday 25 June.

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6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Microsaic Systems – from in December sales to be “substantially ahead” of 2016’s, to now “significantly lower than for 2016”

“Trading Statement” announcement from Microsaic Systems (MSYS) includes Chairman Eric Yeatman commenting “we are very encouraged with the progress since our 21 March 2017 update, when we introduced our biopharma strategy, specifically around bioprocessing. We are engaging with several of the leading players in the global market for bioprocessing equipment”. However, the statement also includes that “the company now expects its H1 and full year 2017 revenue to be significantly lower than for 2016”. Hmmm…

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Servision and that breach of AIM rules with the delayed (lack of) profits warning - is it even worse that we thought?

I have been deeply troubled by the most recent lack of profits warning from AIM listed worthless POS Servision (SEV). My initial view, expressed HERE, is that in not admitting to order slippage from December for almost six months it had committed a massive breach of AIM Rules regarding timely disclosure of price sensitive news. But I fear it may be far worse than that.

6 days ago | By David Scott |

The question of a soft or hard Brexit does not lie within UK politics

The question of a soft or hard Brexit does not lie within UK politics but with the priorities of the EU. The EU’s number one priority is to avoid setting a precedent of successful exits – the UK election result does not change this. What is clear, however, is that Mrs May is no longer in control of the outcome; parliament will decide on whatever deal emerges.

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16 hours ago | By ShareProphets |

The June edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - 5 share Tips, voting guide, and where to emigrate if the wrong party wins

The June edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring three resource shares to buy,  two more share tips, a voting guide for investors, and where to emigrate if the wrong party wins a special offer expiring on June 14 and much more.

 
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15 hours ago | By Darren Atwater |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week contest - sponsored by David Lenigas on steroids

The prize is a cheap one way flight to Mars organised by Elon Musk a promoter who makes David Lenigas seem bashful and understated. The challenge: We're looking for exemplary examples of sheer stupidity from those founts of brilliance; LSE.co.uk, III.co.uk and ADVFN.co.uk. The deadline to post your entries in the comments section below is midnight, Sunday 25 June.

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16 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith - the shares that are my 18 holdings: the non dirty dozen and a half

Okay I do not own these shares personally. I case anyone is thinking of going for me in a libel case I own nothing but FIML, owned by my family trusts, has built from scratch a fairly sizeable portfolio of 18 stocks. For what it is worth here they are in descendeing order of current value.

16 hours ago | By Cynical Bear |

Echo Energy: The “Cornerstone Investor” leaving so soon – surely not?

My second piece on insiders cashing in and odd TR-1’s is, very predictably, looking at Echo Energy and, in particular, the two late RNS’s on Friday afternoon which show that the “Cornerstone Investor”, Greenberry plc, is offloading shares and warrants all over the shop and appears to be almost giving them away too – what a charitable sort! Let’s take a look.

1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Another crony capitalist awards dinner and the ShareProphets team AGAIN trounced by clowns like Lagos Securities

In case you missed it, last night was the The fifth annual Small Cap Awards' black tie gala in London. The crony capitalists from across the Square Mile gathered to say how well they had done being paid vast amounts to stuff dumb fuck investors into shite stocks, before the spivs departed for some late night celebratory coke and hookers. And boy were the crony capitalists doing well. Let's start with the winners:

16 hours ago | By HotStockRockets |

Minoan share price weakness - panicking? No - Time to BUY

Shares in Minoan (MIN) were up a smidgeon Friday but have been heading the wrong way all week. At the time of writing they are 7.5p-8.5p - a spread wide enough to drive a bus through. Market makers really do take the piss on occasion if not most of the time. Anyhow is anything wrong? Let's deal with the various rumours sent to us by email.

2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

For the Record No 2: Nomad Cenkos again put on record about RNS lies by client Mercantile Ports & Logistics

When AIM listed Mercantile Ports & Logistics (MPL) disappears up in smoke having sent tens of millions of UK Investor cash to money heaven, the stink will force Nomad Cenkos to show that it acted in a way that did not bring the Casino into disrepute, as it did when it allowed Quindell to commit wholesale fraud. Thus one shareholder, a veteran of the ports and logistics industry, is putting Cenkos on record now so that it can have no excuse at the death. letter one HERE raised clear questions of fraud. Now the shareholder has followed up with a second letter to the head of corporate governance at Lagos Securities, Amber Wood, cc'ing in Redleaf, the PR to Mercantile as well as Quindell at the height of that fraud.

16 hours ago | By Cynical Bear |

Red Leopard Holdings: Congrats to Mr Akers – he could be an AIM millionaire (again)!

A couple of pieces this weekend on similar themes, namely insiders cashing in and unusual, or complete lack of, TR-1s. This first article looks at the astonishing amount of money seemingly made in no time at all by Chris Akers at Red Leopard Holdings (RLH).

2 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Winner of the Little Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas in action on the Weald Basin caption contest

There were some good entries for this edition of the caption contest, and it was a photo finish for the winner of captioning this photo of  little Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), playing host to anyone who was interested at the company's site at Broadford Bridge on the Weald Basin. 

2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Blur - no improvement in trade, admits could be bust in 3 weeks, A Grade corporate horse spouting

It walks the walk and talks the talk when it comes to spouting A grade corporate horse. And so another day comes with another trading statement from the shamed and hapless Phil Letts and his worthless Blur Group (BLUR). There are KPIs aplenty and stacks of words about new business initiatives. Yadda, yadda, yadda. The main point is the admission that could be bust within three weeks. TOLD Y'ALL!

16 hours ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Crazy Times Call for Sensible Precautions - Keep Your Selling Finger Poised.

Hello Share Pokers. If any more evidence was needed that we live in strange times it is this weekend’s news that the Bank of England was investigated by the Serious Fraud Office. I ask you!

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16 hours ago | By Steve Moore |

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 23/06/2017

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

1 day ago | By Lucian Miers |

Sell the Ocado Rally at 300p

Until recently the stock market has been very kind to Ocado (OCDO), with the shares in May rising from 250p to nearly 320p valuing the enterprise at north of £2 billion. The company has though never remotely justified its market cap on fundamentals and has therefore needed to tease investors with hints of a huge, game-changing, deal.

2 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Imagination Technologies – shares jump on commencement of formal sale process, though “remains in dispute with Apple”

Shares in Imagination Technologies (IMG) have currently recovered more than 17%, to 145p, on the back of a “Commencement of formal sale process” announcement…

2 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Mitie Is No Mouse at Cost Cutting and Finding New Customers

Hello Share Seekers. Times have not been pucker for firms which claw a lot of business from local councils and other organisations. Government cuts have caused so many local authorities to cut back on their awards of business to outside contractors. Mitie (MTO) is one such firm.

2 days ago | By Steve Moore |

The People's Operator – “Make a call, make a change”… shareholders make a loss…

“The People's Operator (TPOP), the cause-based commercial mobile virtual network operator, is pleased to announce its full year results for the period ended 31 December 2016”. Hmmm, these being announced approaching six months after the year-end – rarely a good sign…

16 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Video: Bearish on markets, short term mega bearish on uranium - Rick Rule

In the latest video podcast from Palisade Capital, perhaps the world's best known resource fund manager, Rick Rule of Sprott, discusses the surprising lack of volatility in the markets and with the various worldwide challenges one would expect it to be much higher. He is not optimistic when one looks at the collective balance sheets of governments with their underfunded pension plans and is acting on the assumption that the markets will get more volatile.

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