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Saturday 27 May 2017 The one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares


6 June 2016, 16:36 | By Tom Winnifrith |

AIM's equivalent of a crackhead Cyan - shite results - how close is it to insolvency?

When it comes to cash, Cyan (CYAN) is the AIM equivalent of a crackhead. That is to say if shareholders pony up for a placing, the company responds with a marginal increase in sales but a huge increase in losses and then comes back for ever more. FFS cries executive chairman John Cronin in today's results, "give me some more fecking scrabble" I'm almost out. And that brings us to the £12.5 million placing which Mr Cronin was planning to do at 0.21p on May 24th when I spoiled his party with this scoop HERE.

6 June 2016, 16:30 | By Tom Winnifrith |

The Bulletin Board Moron of the Week (I am Spartacus) winner

Maybe all the morons are on half term? Or maybe they have all become sane but there were just a handful of entries for last week's contest as you can see HERE. And none of them beat the original posted by Cynical Bear which was:

6 June 2016, 15:20 | By Steve Moore |

Amino Technologies – after profit warning last year, now a brighter trading picture?

Amino Technologies (AMO) has announced “a strong first half performance with record order intake and a very encouraging backlog to take into the second half of the year following sales growth in key regions”. Sounds interesting…

6 June 2016, 13:48 | By Graham Neary |

Software Radio Technology - Sailing into Profitability

This morning saw encouraging final results from Software Radio Technology (SRT), a provider of “maritime domain awareness technologies”, i.e. radios and related products for seaborne vessels. It claims to be a world leader in tracking systems for ships and the 3D display of maritime data.

6 June 2016, 12:16 | By Tim Blackstone |

Buy Avingtrans

You probably have never heard of Avingtrans (AVG). Headquartered in a business park in a sleepy village near Huntingdon it is an investment jewel in what little remains of Britain’s once mighty engineering industry. It doesn’t waste time beating the drum in the City. It just gets on with designing, manufacturing and supplying critical components, paying dividends, and building its business before capitalising on its successes.

6 June 2016, 11:50 | By Steve Moore |

Hardide – half-year results dire, cash crunch & thus (explicitly) fundraising ahoy!

Half-year results (to 31st March 2016) from Hardide plc (HDD), a company which “develops, manufactures and applies advanced technology tungsten-carbide coatings to a wide range of engineering components… Customers include leading companies operating in oil…” Uh oh...

6 June 2016, 10:51 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: On the toast rack are CIC Gold, xCite and Gulf Keystone & what's happening at TrakM8?

There may not be a bearcast tomorrow. It is all down to the arrival of the Mrs as I explain. Meanwhile I look at Gulf Keystone (GKP) and XCite (XEL). The best time to kick a man is when he is down. So says Evil Knievil. And that applies to these two oilers where events are moving fast and the shares are near enough certs to be toast already. CIC Gold (CICG) is in an even worse state and today's RNS is a shambles. The curse of boy scout mugger Stuart Bromley strikes again. It is doomed. Then I discuss what, if anything, is wrong at TrakM8 (TRAK). Then a question raised by the share price move on Friday at ADVFN (AFN).

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6 June 2016, 10:10 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Premaitha at 8.6p worth 20p says FinnCap in initiation note

Finncap is joint broker to Premaitha (NIPT) so is clearly biased. We own shed loads of the shares so are we. So feel free to ignore it all but here is FinnCap's pretty detailed initiation of coverage note.

6 June 2016, 09:56 | By David Scott |

Dodgy US jobs numbers try and hide a US economy careering into recession

 Friday's U.S. jobs numbers on close inspection are a hot bed of contradiction and to some a sign that even the US (just as the Chinese do with their GDP numbers) will manipulate official numbers if the stakes are high enough. Officially this month the unemployment rate plunged from 5.0% to 4.7%, the lowest since August 2007- on the surface very attractive. But only 38,000 new jobs were created, as the working age population rose by 205,000 and as the two previous month’s numbers were revised significantly downward, giving evidence that 484,000 people who were unemployed last month are no longer unemployed this month.

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6 June 2016, 09:47 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Three weeks after Avanti Communications told a monstrous lie - how is its bailout refinancing going?

On May 16 Avanti Communications once again (AVN) lied to its investors. Since then it has been scrabbling around trying to complete an emergency refinancing. As the shares have tanked from 90p to 64p (and falling) since the lie is it unfair to ask the company and its bombastic CEO David Williams how things are going? First, however, lets look at the lie.

6 June 2016, 09:17 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Gable Holdings – A classic case of ( a £15 million) reward for failure for greedy pig CEO William Dewsall

At the end of 31 December 2014, AIM dog with fleas Gable (GAH) had retained earnings (it has never declared a dividend) of £6,906,000 comprising retained earnings of £5,956,000 and a share based payments reserve of £950,000 over its circa 10 year history.  

6 June 2016, 09:11 | By Gary Newman |

Highland Gold offers a good leveraged play on gold prices

Highland Gold (HGM) is well worth a look at the moment with the recent rally in commodity prices expected to extend at least throughout the rest of the year.

6 June 2016, 09:08 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Pipes and Roads and Drains - Not a Burt Bacharach Song, But Possibly a Tasty Punt.

Hello Share Magnates. Time to take another peek at Hill and Smith (HILS). One reason is that most of its income comes from Britain and America. So a Brexit vote should not make much difference. This Midlands company builds roads. It also does pipes, drainage outlets, security hardware. crash barriers and fences. I last looked at this outfit 4 months ago. The share price has risen from 778p then to its present level of 910p. Still room to grow some more, in my view.

5 June 2016, 13:07 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week - I am Spartacus, No you are all Tom Winnifrith

Cynical Bear has discovered a gem of madness on the LSE Asylum. It seems that if anyone posts a bearish piece on this website it does not matter who the author is named as, the piece was actually written by me, Indeed I am a busy chap because such loons are also convinced that I spend my entire day posting bearish comments on various bulletin boards under various nom de plumes. Hmmmmm why get paid to write when you can post crap for free...why didn't I think of that before?

5 June 2016, 12:59 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Inspired by a wavering wife: the full case for Brexit on June 23

My wife is wavering as to how she should vote on June 23rd. I hope I answer her points in this podcast as well as many others and explain why a Britain outside the EU would be better off, more democratic and more open to being part of a wider world. A free Britain can stand on its own two feet and thrive and be a far better member of the world community. I do hope that you all ignore the horrible smears and lies from Project Fear and vote, as I have done already, for Brexit on June 23.

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5 June 2016, 12:55 | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

Begbies Traynor - good bolt on: buy

Begbies Traynor (BEG) has announced an initial £2 million, and up to £4.625 million, acquisition of Pugh & Co, the largest firm of commercial property auctioneers operating outside of London, with regular auctions held in Leeds and Manchester.

5 June 2016, 12:54 | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

Notes from Underground: Who are the real rats and snakes?

Over on TomWinnifrith.com, Tom writes about the latest person who has annoyed the Daily Mail (and thus, Tom), drinking ouzo down the Kambos pub, and waging the WW III against snakes and rats.

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5 June 2016, 12:16 | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

Fox Marble Results - no shock we knew they would be poor: the shares remain a buy

Having previously warned, calendar year 2015 results from Fox Marble (FOX) are unsurprisingly “disappointing”, though the Kosovo and Macedonia quarrier emphasises that it is now“seeing the results of our efforts in establishing our product in key marketplaces throughout the world and the benefit or having our marble actually installed in developments”.

5 June 2016, 12:04 | By Cynical Bear |

The Lord Razzall Resignation BOX set (Part 4): A Sunday lunch quiz - 10 questions for the Lordship

I’m bringing this BOX set to a close with a set of questions for Lord Razzall to answer that summarises the plethora of issues raised in my various articles on Boxhill Technologies (BOX). Shouldn’t take him too long to answer over his roast beef and I reckon any more than 5 incorrect answers and he should do the decent thing.

5 June 2016, 12:03 | By Tom Winnifrith |

In Gold We Trust 2016 – Gold Headed for $2,300

Is the current pull back a correction in a new bull market or is this a fake rally? Will price inflation keep rising? Will we see stagflation going forward? What effect will Federal Reserve interventions have on the markets? Are we moving to a cashless society? What is gold’s role in the permanent portfolio?

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1 hour ago | By ShareProphets |

The May edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - Tips, UK Investor Show photo feature, and the the end of the EU

The May edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring three share tips from Gary Newman, the Greek meltown is worse than everyone thinks, and the EU is not fit for purpose plus a photofeature from the 2017 UK Investor Show.

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6 days ago | By ShareProphets |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest - sponsored by Quindell founder & fraudster Rob Terry

This week's sponsor, serial company founder Rob Terry, has been in the news this past week over a lawsuit brought by Aussie legal poltroons Slater & Gorden claiming to be deceived over the legal division that they bought from Quindell. Slater & Gordon will probably do just fine unless Quindell (QPP) or Watchstone (WTG) as it is called these days, points out ShareProphets sent S&G a docket of articles before the purchase went through. Anything to help the boys and girls at Quindell!

6 days ago | By Lucian Miers |

MySQUAR, a total basket case. Sell at 5.1p

I wrote recently about AIM listed BNN Technology (BNN), a flaky and wildly over promoted China tech play, but having had a look at Burmese tech play MySQUAR (MYSQ), BNN looks a solid blue chip.

6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

InterQuest – an angry shareholder writes…

Having announced it is to make a 42p per share offer for InterQuest (ITQ) (Tom made his thoughts clear on the offer HERE) the following features the management buyout team’s (Gary Ashworth, Christopher Eldridge and David Bygrave, (‘Chisbridge’)’s) reasonings for the offer (in bold italics) and my responses following…

6 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Notes from Underground: Greece is the word

So, considering that Tom Winnifrith is away with his wife and his in-laws, away from the Greek hovel, and spending time at some Greek luxury resort, the first non-Tom story is CloudTag – Some great news, Amit Ben-Haim is all yours now by Cynical Bear at number 9.

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6 days ago | By Cynical Bear |

Worthington: Newco website launched – initial thoughts

At last I hear you cry. It is finally here after months of foreplay - the new Newco website. Delights awaited no doubt but I wasn’t quite sure what form they were going to take. Anyway, it was with baited breath that I clicked on the address indicated in Aidan’s latest blog to ascertain what was behind those gilded gates. Noble Resolve has arrived – let’s take a look.

6 days ago | By Gary Newman |

Time to buy Vedanta before the release of results in the UK

Vedanta Resources (VED) was one of my best performing shares during 2016, and after a significant pullback in the share price in recent months it is well worth considering buying back in at current levels.

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Open letter to Tony O’Reilly Jnr ahead of Providence Resources AGM

I do not always agree with Richard Jennings of Align Research. As you know he has some crazy views. But on the subject orf Tony O Reilly Jnr and Providence Resources (PVR), Jennings is bang on the money. Ahead of the AGM he has written to O'Relly. The letter follows: 

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Where the US leads we will follow - let's start with a property crash and retail-aggedon

I keep saying this till I am blue in the face but most asset classes are global. The idea, therefore that property prices can crash in New York and San Francisco but just keeo melting upwards in other global cities like London is just nonsense.

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5 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

After Falling to Earth, This Sci-fi Share May Rocket, Once Mr Spock Locks On

Hello Share Scoopers. There have been quite a few occasions now that I’ve commended a Footsie satellite company to your attention. On each mention, as I recall, the share grew in value. However, last year the shares took a big knock.

5 days ago | By Nigel Somerville |

Is Tom Winnifrith right to out companies doing placings?

The busting of a placing by AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) at 1p by Tom Winnifrith has caused a bit of controversy. It is not the first time he has been accused of being irresponsible by blowing the lid on a placing only for it to be pulled or the price dropped. Anyone left holding the baby gets their fingers burned – in the recent example quite badly if they had been buying into the ramp at north of 1.4p only to see the company raise cash at just 0.8p. Is it right?

1 hour ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

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

The nauseating Mail on Sunday fawned upon Pippa Middleton and her ghastly family as they celebrated the "wedding of the Year"Bring on the revolution! But perhaps the real wedding of the year should be between our two very own in-house Bulletin Board Morons GrannySnuffs & Wildes who seem made for each other. can you find examples on the LSE Asylum, iii, ADVFN or twitter of comments more idiotic than those of our own dream team? If so post in the comments section below, the deadline is midnight Sunday 28th May.

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5 days ago | By David Scott |

Elect a clown, get a Circus

"A credit crunch is brewing and when it happens, the UK is going to get hurt."  These are not my words but the start of the Editorial in this weekend’s Guardian. The article then went on to say "That is the message emerging from senior executives in the financial services industry, who do not think Britain has changed that much since the 2008 credit disaster and the devastating crash that followed. Three developments lie at the heart of this disturbing analysis: spectacular growth in the sale of second mortgages, car loans and credit cards." I would heartily agree with these comments as this is my experience too. But what the article fails to say is that the UK is not alone in this debt bubble - once more it is a Global issue.

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

Advanced Oncotherapy – just what are the terms of the Bracknor funding?

AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has this morning announced another conversion of death-spiral loan notes by Bracknor. That is not news – there have been plenty already and there are many more to come. But for the third time in succession we seem to have different terms being applied. Surely it is time for the company to tell the market what is going on?

5 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Malcolm Stacey misquotes me but is wrong about Inmarsat anyway - don't fight the tide

Malcolm Stacey is old enough to know about King Canute. In fact he is so old that he was there as a boy when the King sat in his chair on the beach and attempted to turn back the tide. Malcolm surely you remember the day as if it was yesterday? In which case why do you forget this valuable lesson when it comes to Inmarsat (ISAT) and your article today in which you misquote me and get it wrong in so many other ways.

1 hour ago | By ShareProphets |

The May edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - Tips, UK Investor Show photo feature, and the the end of the EU

The May edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring three share tips from Gary Newman, the Greek meltown is worse than everyone thinks, and the EU is not fit for purpose plus a photofeature from the 2017 UK Investor Show.

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1 hour ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

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

The nauseating Mail on Sunday fawned upon Pippa Middleton and her ghastly family as they celebrated the "wedding of the Year"Bring on the revolution! But perhaps the real wedding of the year should be between our two very own in-house Bulletin Board Morons GrannySnuffs & Wildes who seem made for each other. can you find examples on the LSE Asylum, iii, ADVFN or twitter of comments more idiotic than those of our own dream team? If so post in the comments section below, the deadline is midnight Sunday 28th May.

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2 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Petrofac – shares crash further on update on SFO investigation

An “Update on Serious Fraud Office Investigation and Board Change” announcement from Petrofac (PFC) sees the shares currently crashing further in response...

1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

BREAKING: Shamed Ramper Roger Lawson "departs" ShareSoc after bust up with chairman

So why did disgraced Roger "Ramper" lawson finally leave ShareSoc? Oddly the campaigning group has yet to make a statement on the sudden departure of shamed Lawson. Was he caught using the ShareSoc twitter account to send vile messages to settle personal scores again? Was he caught ramping frauds and other shares in which he had undisclosed holdings again? Was he caught smearing fraud busters whose activities hurt his portfolio again? er ...no.

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21 hours ago | By ShareProphets |

Not all our share tips give readers 12 day profits of 77% some take longer - catch next hot tip TODAY for just £5 + the Falanx excitement and will we make another 100% on Obtala

Four times in the past three or four months we have advised our readers to bank big gains on shares we tipped - the one before the one before last was a 77% profit (offer to bid ) in just 12 days. But though we target quick gains, most tips take rather longer to make money for our readers. take Falanx (FLX) we tipped it last year at a 4.75p offer - it is a solid cashed up fast growing cyber security play. We like it so much we own a few shares too but won't be selling any of them till after our readers bank big gains. The shares are now 9.5p -10p! That is a potential 100% offer to bid profit!

1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

PCGE - valuation crackers

I am innundated with lunatics and spivs tweeting me that shares in PCG Entertainment (PCGE) are cheap. It is the ramp de jour among the Bulletin Board lunatics. But at 0.15p the valuation is bonkers. Let me explain.

2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Arian Silver: Pump & Dump, Mislead Investors, Executive Greed - why do I bother?

A chap for whom I have some time some of the time asked me why bother sticking it to Arian Silver (AGQ), a worthless piece of crap on AIM. Will it make any difference to the charade, to the game which sees userless tossers like Arian's CEO Jim Williams get ever richer, crony capitalists earn fat fees and investors get buggered again and again and again. No. My writings won't change that. And the chap is right in that it will just make a few more pathetic wretches who would rather lose money than accept the truth hate me. Yup. He is right. 

1 day ago | By HotStockRockets |

Kefi Minerals - revised DFS published - look at NPV! BUY

Kefi Minerals (KEFI) has published a new DFS ( Definitive Feasibility Study) for the Tulu Kapi project - its first since 2015 and its last before it completes its financing needs and heads towards the construction of an open pit gold mine in Ethiopia.

24 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Billing Services - another Jim Mellon backed AIM disaster: don't go bottom fishing

Oh dear, this has all the makings of another AIM disaster for my good friend the offshore based asset stripper Jim Mellon. But look on the bright side Jim, you have probably lost far more of your wealth with HK dog Regent Pacific, whose shares continue to tank in an alarming fashion. Anyhow, back to the home grown disaster stories. Shares in Billing Services (BILL) are down again today to 2.875p valuing this company at £8.1 million. that looks awfully generous.

1 day ago | By HotStockRockets |

Amryt - Very Upbeat AGM - upgrade ahead??

Amryt Pharma (AMYT) held its AGM yesterday and the statement seems to hint that forecasts are going to have to be raised. It is a very bullish statement indeed. The company states:

2 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Proxama – not just “New Contracts”, but new “revenue generating contracts”. Ooooh…

Having recently concluded on Proxama (PROX), the explicit inclusion of “should it require further working capital” suggests to me it very much will, I note an announcement today that the company “is pleased to announce four revenue generating contracts for its Proximity Marketing and Data Division”“Revenue generating” rather than any useful financial information hey? And an ‘RNS Reach’ (i.e. not regulatorily significant) announcement hey? Ramptastic!...

1 day ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Biffa Is not For Bears and Shareholders Could Have a Beano

Hello Share Swillers. Apparently we all like the idea of our waste not being wasted. Most of us religiously sort our recyclable rubbish from the non-recyclable into the correct bags and containers. And it’s this liking for not wasting our waste which a company called Biffa (BIFF) thrives upon.

1 day ago | By Nigel Somerville |

Servision – great news for Cynical Bear’s Sub-Standard Shockers XI

You really do have to feel sorry for Cynical Bear. One minute he has a fully fit squad to choose from and then one by one they drop like flies, either with fitness issues or just simply keel over. I’d been getting a bit concerned that he’d struggle to put out a full team, but out of the blue there is good news for him. No need to turn to the back pages of the tabloid press for the big stories of sporting drama, we have it all here at ShareProphets: AIM-listed Servision (SEV) is to put in a transfer request. 

2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

Sanderson Group – interim results and management chat

November 72p offer price share tip, Sanderson Group (SND) has announced results for its half year ended 31st March 2017 and that it has “a good level of confidence that the group will continue to make further progress and deliver trading results in line with market expectations for the current year”.

21 hours ago | By Steve Moore |

Plastics Capital – placing to help “satisfy increasing demand”, but also dividends ‘suspended’. Hmmm…

“Placing to raise £3.74 million” announcement from Plastics Capital (PLA), including to enable it “to satisfy increasing demand for the group's products and thereby accelerate organic growth”. With also a relatively limited 4.5% discount to the prior 122.5p closing share price, sounds reasonable enough. But what’s that? It is to “be augmented by the decision of the board to suspend dividend payments for at least the next two scheduled payments”. Hmmm...

1 day ago | By Steve Moore |

Portmeirion Group – AGM update sounds encouraging, but how so is it really?

An “AGM Statement” announcement from Portmeirion Group (PMP) commences that total group sales are up 26% for the four months ended 30 April 2017 relative to the same period last year” and includes “pleasing performance of the company to April 2017”. Sounds encouraging…

24 hours ago | By Steve Moore |

21st Century Technology – from “good” recent progress in December, to now-stated “poor” second half 2016 financial performance!

Fleet and passenger systems company 21st Century Technology (C21) has, tardily, announced results for the 2016 calendar year, though with CEO Russ Singleton emphasising “we made real strides last year with major framework renewals, organisational restructuring and innovative new sales”. Sounds promising. However...