ShareProphets

Monday 24 April 2017 The one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares


10 May 2016, 08:31 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Video: Leon Coetzer of Jubilee Platinum at UK Investor Show

Following the Dragon's Den pitches it appears that we are now shareholders in Jubilee Platinum (JLP). And in that vein I invite you to watch its boss Leon Coetzer presenting at UK Investor show. Enjoy

10 May 2016, 08:22 | By ShareProphets |

Bushveld Minerals - Broker Brandon Hill says Evraz deal "excellent acquisition"

Broker Brandon Hill has a corporate relationship with Bushveld Minerals (BMN) so take what follows with a pinch of salt. However in a note out yesterday it exploians why the deal to buy Evraz vanadium assets makes sense and looks to be a good one for Bushveld.

10 May 2016, 08:07 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Video: Paul Scott presents in the Stockopedia breakout session at UK Investor

Well this was not on the agenda but in a surprise move Paul Scott pitched up to do a breakout room presentation at UK Investor Show. Enjoy

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10 May 2016, 08:03 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Fancy Connecting to a Magazine Giant? Have a Look at Connect.

Hello Share Bunnies. You may be tempted top think that shares in magazine companies could be a bit iffy following Trinity Mirror’s (TNI) decision to pull the plug on its latest daily newspaper. But there is a company in this line which is doing rather well. Connect (CNCT) is Britain’s largest magazine and newspaper outfit.

9 May 2016, 17:52 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Photos - the world's most expensive rough diamond sold for $63 million

Lucara Diamond Corp (LUC) today announced the sale of an 812.77 carat rough diamond for a record $63,111,111.  Mined at the Karova mine in Botswana in November 2015 the diamond has been named, "The Constellation", The numbers are just mind boggling. The photos below are pretty amazing too.

9 May 2016, 16:50 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

WH Ireland Pensioner Mugging caption Contest - A joint winner

There were some absolutely cracking entries for this caption contest as you can see here. In a sense, as it is round at WH Ireland (WHI), everyone is a winner (other than the clients) so high was the standard of entries as you sought suitable captions for the picture below from the WH Ireland HR department. But the two joint winners are 

9 May 2016, 16:32 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 9 May - Iofina, No, no, no, Mr Market all wrong

I end with a summary of the wildlife diversity encountered today at the Greek hovel as I start pruning the olive trees. I start with Iofina (IOF) where the numbers are ghastly, this is a ramp built on sand. I also cover China Africa (CAF), Opera (OPRA), Bango (BGO) and Optibiotix (OPTI). But my mind is really on the manual labour that lies ahead here in the mountains of Greece

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9 May 2016, 15:50 | By Steve Moore |

Rightster - AGM update, is this still a wrongster?

Rightster Group (RSTR, though set to be re-named Brave Bison Group) talks in an AGM statement today of “moving to profitability and greater value going forward” with a “new strategy, in creating owner operated video channels”. Hmmm, having thus far been a wrongster, is this really now set to be a rightster?

9 May 2016, 15:42 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Avanti Communications: contract win announcement shocker: is everybody here on drugs?

As ever, when Avanti Communications (AVN) sees its share price slipping it announces a new contract win. There is a brief rally, and the rally gets smaller each time this trick is pulled, and then the shares start to fall again because - as we know - this company is hurtling towards insolvency. And so with the shares sub 90p to sell on Friday what do we have today?

9 May 2016, 14:12 | By Graham Neary |

Fairpoint: Worth a Second Look on Share Price Weakness

Shares in Fairpoint (FRP) are off by 10% today to 128p, giving a market cap of £58m, as the market digests a trading statement to accompany today’s AGM. While not entirely straightforward, an investment thesis can be made at this valuation.

9 May 2016, 13:03 | By David Scott |

No sign of escape velocity - prepare for crash landing & financial crisis 2

In Rome on Thursday, in the very same room where the famous treaty was signed in 1957, Martin Schultz, president of the European Parliament, complained that ‘we have a lot of salesmen in the European Council and only a few statesmen’. The problem with the idea of one EU state and one vision was and is an illusion.  The 28 nation block lacks leadership and is descending into petty, nationalistic political trends being exacerbated by mass immigration and poor fiscal disciplines.

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9 May 2016, 12:38 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Challenger Acquisitions CEO Mark Gustafson tries to play spoof - it is not working

Another day and its another announcement from Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) that its boss is again buying shares. Don't be fooled this is a spoof. Its a sell signal not a sign to buy.

9 May 2016, 12:10 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Video: Peter Hambro of Petropavlovsk presents at UK Investor Show

We own shares in Petropavlovsk (POG) and wont be selling at anything like the current share price. Our target to sell is 19p. I hope this presentation from the head honcho Peter Hambro explains why we are able to be so bullish.

9 May 2016, 12:06 | By Steve Moore |

HaloSource, Inc. – agreement for sale of Recreational Water business, is all as it initially seems?

HaloSource, Inc. (HAL) has announced “a conditional asset sale agreement to sell its Recreational Water business… for an initial cash consideration of up to $7.5 million and further deferred cash consideration of up to $0.5 million”. The announcement though later states “an initial cash payment of $4.0 million”. Hmmm, what’s going on?

9 May 2016, 12:04 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Video: Ed Croft of Stockopedia breakout session One at UK Investor Show

Ed Croft was a busy boy at UK Investor Show doing a main stage slot as well as a couple of breakout room presentations and below is a video of the first of these.

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9 May 2016, 12:01 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Hooray – ValiRx corrects Companies House filings. Good: now, about that Bracknor death spiral….

AIM-listed ValiRx (VAL) operates in the biotech space, developing cancer drugs. I’ve been pretty beastly in previous pieces (see HERE) but I am pleased to note that the company has seen fit to address the questions asked over Companies House filings. As pointed out HERE they were indeed wrong and they have now been corrected. Good news. My hope is that the questions over the Bracknor funding deal will now be addressed.

9 May 2016, 08:01 | By Tom Winnifrith |

UK Investor Show Video - Tom Winnifrith explains market abuse..case study Chris Oil

In this presentation I explained how laws on insider dealing and market abuse worked and what they were exactly. I used Chris Oil as a case study showing why the little twerp should be facing a mega fine and a jail term.

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9 May 2016, 07:53 | By HotStockRockets |

Update from Armadale - we disagree with Mr Market: BUY

Armadale Capital (ACP) has updated on work to develop and add further value to its Mpokoto gold project, alongside funding discussions.

9 May 2016, 07:45 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Video: Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix presents at UK Investor Show

We bought this stock and tipped it at 8p. The shares are now c80p and we still hold more than half our holding and won't be selling them for anything less than 100p. we are bullish and after this presentation by Optibiotix (OPTI) boss Steve O'Hara I hope you can see why. Enjoy.

9 May 2016, 07:40 | By Malcolm Stacey |

A Small Set-Back, Jim, but Inmarsat Still Aims for the Stars.

Hello Share Stumpers. Today I return to the space-age firm of Inmarsat (ISAT) the satellite company that goes where no man has been before. That’s probably over-egging the pudding, as there is some competition for what it does, which is arrange the launching of communications satellites into space. I have had my shares a long time and have seen my investment rocket. However, there was a glitch at the end of last week  when the company revised its revenue expectations. The shares were down about 14% at one point

5 hours ago | By ShareProphets |

The April edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - UK Investor Show edition

The April edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring Metal Tiger, BMR, Harley Investments, Action Hotels and much more.

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1 day ago | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest - sponsored by MoneySwap

This week's contest is graciously sponsored by MoneySwap, the Filthy Forty constituent that has this week requested to be dropped from the AIM market.

7 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Are We Singing From the Same Page When I Say this Firm Could Just Be the Job?

Hello Share Spooners. I’ve long held that recruitment agencies are a decent bet in these turbulent times. The reason is that unemployment seems to be on the back foot in various parts of the globe, including here in Blighty.

7 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Leon Coetzer, CEO of Jubilee Platinum, speaks at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Leon Coetzer, CEO of Jubilee Platinum (JLP), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

7 days ago | By Gary Newman |

Is Onzima's placing the most expensive ever?

Shareholders of Onzima Ventures (ONZ) will be breathing a sigh of relief following confirmation of the acquisition of the remaining 51% of private company N4 Pharma, and meaning that the new entity will relist on AIM. This won’t have come as a massive surprise as the company announced this proposed acquisition back in January, but some still seemed nervous as the announcement went right down to the wire in terms of Onzima either announcing such a deal (which constitutes a reverse takeover) or being booted off of AIM.

6 days ago | By Cynical Bear |

EXCLUSIVE: Worthington: Newco website unveiled – are you sure it’s not Flagship Global, Aidan?

On his blog, Aidan Earley recently denied that Newco is Flagship Global Corp, which I always thought was the most likely contender for Newco, and it may be that he is telling the truth. However, having now gained access to the pre-launch Flagship Global website, it looks incredibly likely that it is Newco or, perhaps more accurately, that it was going to be at one point. Take a look.

6 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Nigel Wray and Tom Winnifrith prove that they are literally in bed together at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Nigel Wray and Tom Winnifrith prove that they are literally in bed together. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

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6 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Minoan Group presentation at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Tim Hill of Minoan Group (MIN) is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

6 days ago | By David Scott |

Can Hope Trump Reality?

The U.S. government is poised to shut down on Day 100 of Donald Trump’s presidency, unless Congress can pass a new spending bill or a continuing resolution before the current one expires on April 28... Whilst the Republicans control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, any bill to fund the government is going to require 60 votes in the Senate.  The “nuclear option” that the Republicans just used to push the Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination through is not available in this case under current Senate rules because a spending bill of this nature would not qualify. So the Democrats have significant leverage, and they plan to use it to the maximum.

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6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

General Election June 8th - Surely there is no doubt as to the outcome, there is no uncertainty now

Bloody Theresa May. There was I off work and she has just gone and called a snap General Election for June 8th. Time for everyone to panic? Er...no.

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6 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Harry Anagnostaras-Adams, executive chairman of Kefi Minerals, presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Harry Anagnostaras-Adams, executive chairman of Kefi Minerals (KEFI), is at the podium with his colleague Jeff Rayner. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

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

Advanced Oncotherapy – Bracknor ups the ante, converts £200,000, tick tock to EGM o'clock

This morning AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) announced another conversion by Bracknor. Having previously converted three lumps of £100,000 of death spiral loans, Bracknor has gone for £200,000 worth this time – but at the lowest price yet, just 26.74p. That leaves things looking decidedly sticky for the company, which got authority to issue Bracknor with enough loan conversion shares based on the assumption of an average loan conversion price of 44p and the associated warrants at 57p.

6 days ago | By Nigel Somerville |

Cloudbuy – AGM statement: it’s jam tomorrow (honest, this time, guv’!)

AIM-listed Cloudbuy (CBUY) this morning issued an AGM statement which offered yet more jam tomorrow, even more jam next year but the only jam today is the one the company seems to be in.

6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

ASA Resource – from “completely mischievous” allegations to “strong evidence” of fraud in 2 weeks, calling Babylon Zoo…

Early this month ASA Resource Group (ASA) announced its directors had “received certain anonymous allegations relating to… certain aspects of the financial management at Freda Rebecca” (gold mine in Zimbabwe in which it has an 85% interest). However, it sought to reassure that “the company's directors believe these allegations to be completely mischievous”. Now though “the board is extremely disappointed to report”… Uh oh…

6 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

How the Snap Election Will Affect Your Share Prices

Hello Share Pillagers. We all should have known something big was going to happen by the way shares were marked down heavily after the Easter break. On Easter Monday, when our stock market was closed, the US version was open. During that session, American shares rose by about 1%. That usually means British shares rise in tandem, but not this time.

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5 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Westminster Group – emphasises “pleased” & placing “oversubscribed”. Hmmm…

Westminster Group (WSG) “is pleased to announce a placing” (to raise a gross £1 million at 10p per share) and “the conversion of the balance of the convertible loan notes issued to Darwin Capital Ltd eliminating the facility”. The shares have though responded more than 15% lower…

5 hours ago | By ShareProphets |

The April edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - UK Investor Show edition

The April edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring Metal Tiger, BMR, Harley Investments, Action Hotels and much more.

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1 day ago | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest - sponsored by MoneySwap

This week's contest is graciously sponsored by MoneySwap, the Filthy Forty constituent that has this week requested to be dropped from the AIM market.

5 hours ago | By ShareProphets |

Patience, patience, patience and yet more patience - that is the key to making money from shares

Making money from shares is simple. Well it should be. Buy cheap. Hold. Hold. Hold. Hold, and finally sell when the shares have delivered you big gains. Where so many folks go wrong is getting impatient and not being prepared to hold, hold, hold. Let us tell you about Symphony Environmental (SYM) which we tipped at a 6.75p offer just over three years ago. It did nothing for ages....

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13 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

African Potash - the legal case for victims of the fraud almost underway

Before I call it a day I want to see the victims of the African Potash (AFPO) fraud get some of their money back, even if some of those victims were fairly beastly to me as I exposed the fraud. Friday's bombshell from Potash shows the game is up but the big frauds happened before this worthless enterprise was booted off AIM. To that end I have been working to help put together a legal action. That action is now almost underway and Peter Petyt, the man running things, wrote to more than 50 victims who have come forward at the weekend. If you lost money and want to try to get it back it is not too late to contact Peter. His letter & contact details follow.

1 day ago | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

A look at the record of Advanced Oncotherapy's Exec Chairman

AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) Exec Chairman Dr Michael Jeffrey Sinclair has, according to the OpenCorporates.com website, served as an officer of 155 companies over his illustrious career. With Advanced Onco facing a few issues of cash as it tries to get its Harley Street facility installed and running, it is perhaps worth a gander through this record. Here are the first 29 listed on the OpenCorporates.com website (actually it is 30, but one appears to be a double entry so has been removed).

1 day ago | By HotStockRockets |

Metal Tiger – slightly delayed fundraising completes, shares recovering - buy

On tipping shares in Metal Tiger (MTR) earlier this month, we noted an oversubscribed (initially £3 million, but then £4.29 million) fundraising through well-known North American natural resources name Sprott. Tiger has now announced the closing of the funding…

1 day ago | By Lucian Miers |

More Red Flags at BNN Technology

BNN Technology (BNN) published its Annual Report last week along with an update on its current cash position and the appointment of a new Non-Exec Chairman. The share price has rallied 6% but is still shy of the 80p at which broker Mirabaud recently raised £25 million - and, looking through the bluster, there are some serious issues that holders might care to consider.

13 hours ago | By David Scott |

You are hereby on notice as retail bubbles start to pop

Artificial political constructs never last. The EU is great for the “elites” in Brussels; not so much for the average citizen and the tragedy of monetary union is that Europe's political class has gone to extreme lengths to hold the euro together regardless of underlying economic logic. But this has only perpetuated and exacerbated the coming political crisis. "Monetary union has created a conflict between a centralised elite on the one hand, and the forces of democracy at the national level on the other. This is extraordinarily dangerous,” Mervyn King wrote in his recent book 'The End of Alchemy'. 

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13 hours ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

I'd Like to Be In Amerisur. Well, Actually I Already Am

Hello Share Snappers. It’s a bit disconcerting when you elect a share to bring to your notice and then find it appears on the list of most shorted shares on this stupendous website.

5 hours ago | By Darren Atwater |

1 day ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Chris Bailey and Johnny Hon discuss: Is China a Fraud-ridden bubble at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Chris Bailey of Financial Orbit and Johnny Hon of Global Group discuss: Is China a Fraud-ridden bubble? And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

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1 day ago | By Darren Atwater |

And the winner of the Labour Benefits caption contest is:

Friday, we asked you to caption the photo inside in recognition of the snap election. The results seem to show that ShareProphets readers are neither Labour voters nor CloudTag fans. 

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13 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Andalas - ramptastic news: in case you forgot it needs £500,000 (which it hasn't got) by Friday

Another day and another ramptastic "Operations Update" from Andalas Energy (ADL). Operations is a bit of a strong word as Andalas does not really have any. It should really have been "Jam Tomorrow" update but then again tomorrow suggests the jam may arrive which, given the track record of this dog, looks unlikely. What will arrive on Friday is a demand for £500,000 and as Andalas has sod all cash and is burning what it has at a rate of knots that is a bit of a problem. Oddly this is not mentioned in today's RNS.

13 hours ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Nigel Wray and Tom Winnifrith invest £8000 in two AIM shares to benefit Woodlarks at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Nigel Wray and Tom Winnifrith invest £8000 in two AIM shares to benefit Woodlarks. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

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13 hours ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Paul Scott finds Nigel Wray's and Paul Mumford's investment strategies at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Paul Scott finds Nigel Wray's and Paul Mumford's investment strategies. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

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9 hours ago | By Steve Moore |

WANdisco – record contract win & Q1 update offer some further encouragement, but…

I previously wrote on WANdisco (WAND) in January – ‘one quarter does not an investment make, but offers some encouragement for shareholders’. The following updates with the shares currently on the rise on the back of a “Significant customer win and Q1 update” announcement…

1 day ago | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

Notes from Underground: Well, that was quick

After all the fussing and moaning about Tom leaving the site to pick olives or raise snakes or whatever it is he's doing, and following a spectacular week where the most popular story was written by yours truly, we have come to what we all expected in the first place. The number one story this week is General Election June 8th - Surely there is no doubt as to the outcome, there is no uncertainty now, written by one Tom Winnifrith.

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