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


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

8 May 2016, 18:22 | By Tom Winnifrith |

New WH Ireland caption Contest - pensioner mugging edition

John Molyneux, the WH Ireland (WHI) stockbroker who destroyed the life savings of Essex pensioner Mr Bagot, left the disgraced broker in a bit of a hurry last year. We now have an exclusive picture from the HR department as they interview for a suitable replacement. can you please supply a suitable caption in this week's contest, in the comments section below - deadline midnight 8 May.

8 May 2016, 17:25 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 8 May -Don't fall into the trap Malcolm (Stacey) admit that facts have changed

In today's podcast I chide my colleague Malcolm over an article he runs tomorrow on Inmarsat (ISAT). He makes the mistake, as we all do, of failing to accept that facts have changed. I explain why Inmarsat is certainly NOT a buy but then also reflect on why J Hon Esq makes the same error on China and on why I am so bearish on equities and, in accepting that, why the case for gold grows stronger.

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9 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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5 days 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 |

I'm Still Not Getting Busy with the Fizzy

Hello Share Tasters. In the past I’ve commended Britvic (BVIC) to your further study, though I don’t hold the shares myself. If I did, I might be tempted to sell. This is not because the shares are doing badly. They are not. Indeed, since January they are up by a fifth.

6 days ago | By Mr Karma |

City of London Markets, Milestone Group and the web of deceit

Readers will be aware of the aborted placing in Milestone Group (MSG) and the City bucket shop that is City of London Markets per HERE. What we can reveal is that the individual at the heart of the debacle is a gentleman by the name of Spencer Binks – a name in certain circles of the City that is described as “colourful”.

7 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Don Goulding, Executive Chairman of Distil, presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Don Goulding, Executive Chairman of Distil (DIS), 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 Darren Atwater |

Video: Colin Hutchinson, CEO of Ascent Resources, presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Colin Hutchinson, CEO of Ascent Resources (AST), 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 Darren Atwater |

Video: Michael de Villiers, Executive Chairman of Ariana Resources, presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Michael de Villiers, Executive Chairman of Ariana Resources (AAU), 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 Tom Winnifrith |

Mercantile Ports & Logistics - slam dunk sell (target 0p) as Nomad Cenkos (again) brings AIM into disrepute

Nomad Cenkos was repeatedly warned by myself and others about the fraud at Quindell (QPP). It banked fees of more than £12 million and did nothing to stop the wrongdoing. In doing so it brought AIM into massive disrepute. Now there is evidence that it is turning a blind eye to horrific red flags at Mercantile Ports & Logistics, which at 8.5p is capitalised at £32 million. My target price is 0p but what the hell is Cenkos playing at? I break my break to deal with the errant Nomad - I have a score to settle here since some of the money it raised for the Quenron fraud was used to harass me with fascist lawyers letters..

7 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Caption Contest: Can you see the benefits? Vote Labour in the General Election?

The subjects of the Channel 4 Mancunian documentary Shameless are featured in this spoof Labour advertisement. can you offer a more suitable caption? Post your answers in the comments section below with a deadline of midnight tonight (Friday)

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7 days ago | By Cynical Bear |

Echo Energy – Bizarre funding arrangement, share price must drop, mustn’t it?

I’ve been scratching my head over the funding plans announced by the newly re-named Echo Energy (ECHO) earlier this week as there is an unusual aspect to it and can’t believe that the share price won’t drop in the short term as a result. Let me explain.

7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

Symphony Environmental - share tip further higher on Saudi Arabia developments

Shares in Symphony Environmental (SYM) were a 6.75p offer price, September 2013, addition to the Penny Shares portfolio of our Nifty Fifty website. We recently updated with them heading towards doubling…

6 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Yes, Shares Are Expensive, But Perhaps Not as Pricey as They're Gonna Be

Everyone who attended this month’s UK Investor Show will be wondering whether to go into cash. Most analysts on the stage, as opposed to big cheeses supporting their own companies, were in a pessimistic mode. For example, that excellent commentator David Scott (Dr Doom) did a very scary presentation exclusively on the subject of forthcoming market disaster.

6 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Making money from gold and mining shares, a Main Stage discussion from UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Peter Hambro of Petropavlovsk (POG), Tony Manini of Asiamet Resources (ARS), Ross Norman of Sharps Pixley, Paul Atherley of Berkeley Energia (BKY), Dominic Frisby and Brian Kinane of Riverfort Global Capital discuss making money from gold and mining shares. 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 Gary Newman |

Why the sudden interest in Infinity Energy?

There suddenly seems to be a lot of excitement all over twitter and the bulletin boards about a tiny AIM shell called Infinity Energy SA (INFT) – but of course that wouldn’t have anything at all to do with the recent placing and placees looking to offload for a quick profit!

6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

HaloSource – conditional bailout fundraising, kicks the can down the road (not very far!)

HaloSource (HALO) has announced “Board Changes” and that it “is pleased to confirm that the company has conditionally raised approximately £1.9 million ($2.3 million)”. I bet it is…

6 days ago | By ShareProphets |

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 21/04/2017

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...

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Mercantile Ports & Logistics - and a few more things about the shysters

I understand that just as I was publishing yesterday's bombshell on Mercantile Ports & Logistics (MPL) the company was having a phone conference call with the mugs who are invested in an attempt to drum up more support with promises of jam tomorrow. Sorry to rain on your parade chaps. Yesterday's expose should make any sane person run for the hills, but here are a few other matters to consider.

9 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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9 hours ago | By Darren Atwater |

2 days ago | By HotStockRockets |

Optibiotix - 'news management', whatever - still a buy

The A-Grade A'holes at Walbrook PR who charge Optibiotix (OPTI) thousands of quid a month for "news management" probably thought putting out two announcements on one day was part of a clever strategy. Whatever. If Optibiotix wants to save a few quid we have a suggestion....

2 days ago | By Gary Newman |

Surprising lack of interest in Ariana

Given that the company is now producing gold, I’ve been somewhat surprised by the lacklustre response that the market has given Ariana Resources (AAU) since that news came.

15 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Cloudtag AGM: rats jump ship, Lyin' Amit lies again and no mention of (lack of) cash - what's not to like?

Fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) may have been booted off the AIM Casino but in the few months before insolvency the comedy continues. The company has held an AGM the highlight of which was news that the 2 NEDS Tony Reeves and Jerry Bereika have resigned. Lyin' Amit Ben Haim says that the a search for new directors with the requisite skills to match the Company’s future requirements is underway. Hmmm what would that skillset be?

2 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Mark Slater interviewed by Tom Winnifrith for the UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Tom Winnifrith interviews Mark Slater. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

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15 hours ago | By HotStockRockets |

Concepta Results - where are the China sales? Buy: fireworks ahead

Concepta (CPT) wants to know why its shares are nor racing away although having tipped this at an 11p offer we are, at 16.5p, well up.? Simple. It announced last autumn that it was about to sell its MyLotus kits in China and since then it has appointed a country manager and huffed and puffed but there are no sign of those sales. And against that background after calendar 2016 results the shares are just 16.5p mid. But before you sell hang on a second...the shares are actually a stonking buy if yoiu can get them at 16p or underand here is why.

15 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Oi Concha - Ve Interactive has gone bust where is the RNS?

Naughty naughty naughty. On Tuesday night Ve Interactive, the daft money guzzling new media start up into which Concha (CHA) unwisely invested on a £1 billion valuation went into administration and was at once bought ( one assumes for peanuts) by management and certain existing shareholders. Since Concha has not a lot of cash it is hard to see it being involved. But where is the statement? AIM Rules say something about timely disclosure yet we have had 24 hours with no RNS. Nope make that 36 hours...

2 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

New General Election Caption Content: Unerringly accurate photo

Caption this very accurate and not at all cropped photo of some nice Tories in the comments below. The deadline is midnight tonight.

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2 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

The Great Coffee Cup Outrage Could Be Cured by This British Firm

Hello Share Monkeys. Quite a few of my more moribund penny shares are in revival mode at the mo. Which is unusual. Because when the Footsie rises, investors are more likely to get income from more reliable outlets. Why risk the huge volatility of the cheaps when you can make money investing in companies with big cash piles and ever growing profits, i.e: most of the Footsie members?

2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Rosslyn Data - moves goalposts with bailout placing to hide its abject failure

Floated at 33p by Lagos Securities, or Cenkos as it prefers to be known, on the back of a prospectus that forgot to mention critical damaging information, Rosslyn Data (RDT) has been a serial disappointer and was clearly set to run out of cash this year, despite numerous protestations from its discredited management that this was not the case. And so today, the oldest trick in the book - a bailout placing dressed up as an acquisition. The price of the bailout, just 4.5p.

2 days ago | By ShareProphets |

Sprott - why gold is going to carry on heading higher

The world's best known resource investors Sprott  says that its  investment thesis for gold is significantly long-term in scope.It explains clearly why recent gains will continue and that means you all need an exposure to the yellow metal. Over to Sprott:

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13 hours ago | By HotStockRockets |

Kefi - another box ticked - all on track for construction 2017: Buy

Kefi Minerals (KEFI) has announced another box has been ticked as it moves towards constructing the Tulu Kapi gold mine in Ethiopia. It has finally agreed with the Government plans to resettle the folks who live around the mine away from operations. And with that done it states "The objective for the Government of Ethiopia and KEFI is for construction to commence in H2-17."

2 days ago | By HotStockRockets |

Collagen - positive trading update sparks shares

Collagen Solutions (COS) has announced growth “driven by an increase in the number of customers, higher volumes from key customers and an increase in new development agreements”, sparking the shares higher…

2 days ago | By HotStockRockets |

Amryt Pharma - EB trial update

Amryt Pharma (AMYT) has announced that the first patient has now been enrolled in its phase three trial of AP101, a potential treatment for the rare, genetic skin disorder, Epidermolysis Bullosa - a market worth £1 billion.

13 hours ago | By Steve Moore & Tom Winnifrith |

Petropavlovsk - 2016 results help shares higher: far more to go

London main-market listed, gold miner in Russia Petropavlovsk (POG) has announced results for the 2016 calendar year, emphasising a return to profitability and a refinancing of bank debt - enabling it not to have to divest part of the value in its core organic growth development project, the POX Hub…

13 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Zac "The Knife" Phillips goes for Green Dragon - warns equity may be worthless, calls for management change

We have long pointed out what a dog Green Dragon (GDG) is. Its failure to answer the questions in the bloody dossier HERE was the biggest red flag. Now the City's top oil analyst, Zac "the Knife" Phillips of SP Angel has gone on the attack, calling for regime change and warning that the company's assets could end up with its creditors, i.e. the equity could be worthless. The Knife writes: