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


13 May 2016, 08:23 | By Malcolm Stacey |

The Case for the Big Proton Beam Venture - Part Two

Hello Share Slickers. I’ve already featured the bulletin board darling, Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) this week. But as I’ve currently spent a large wodge of time researching this interesting share, it would be a waste  not to bring you a bit more info and opinion on a share which has risen like a rocket and fallen like its stick. I think that fall has been overdone and punters are possibly waiting in the wings for a bit more news before they return to the stock.

12 May 2016, 17:41 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Did Richard Poulden say something bad about Wishbone at Mining Capital? No - slides below

Shares in Wishbone Gold (WSBN), which is still not doing a placing as a certain ex bank robber insists but instead is raising debt but not for PLC costs, have slipped to 0.475p prompting a couple of readers to ask if Richard Poulden said something bad at the Mining Capital Conference yesterday?

12 May 2016, 16:23 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I saw a snake & have a photo and this is a cracking bearcast BTW

I shall put the photo up later on TomWinnifrith.com but this is the first snake of the current greek trip - day 6 and one down!. I am a modest man, as you know, but feel that I have little to be modest about in saying that this really is a most excellent podcast covering Nostra Terra (NTOG), Avanti Communications (AVN) and a new lawyers letter,, Outsourcery (OUT) and LGO Energy (LGO) all in some detail. 

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12 May 2016, 16:16 | By HotStockRockets |

Buy BlueBird Merchant Ventures - shares could easily double from here

BlueBird Merchant Ventures (BMV) is a stock that has not flourished since gaining a Standard Listing on the LSE on April 20th. Listed at 5.75p the shares now trade at 3.5p - 4p but that makes them look very cheap. They could double from here, easily.

12 May 2016, 15:31 | By Steve Moore |

Earthport – follows recent bad news with… £650k+ of nil-cost share awards to management!

Having in February seen its shares slump further on potential foreign exchange business fraud and in March announced an increased net cash outflow, pioneering cash-burning machine (sorry, “pioneering technology success story… revolutionising global payments”) Earthport (EPO) has announced… “nil-cost share awards under 2016 Long Term Incentive and Retention Plan to the members of the executive management team”!?! …

12 May 2016, 15:12 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Video: Don Goulding of Distil presents at UK Investor Show

Steve Moore and I like Distil (DIS). Indeed, thanks to Steve, we now own the shares following a Dragon's Den pitch at UK Investor Show. Here is head honcho Don Goulding to tell you more.

12 May 2016, 11:47 | By Steve Moore |

Westminster Group – “Financing & Trading Update” = discounted fundraising ahoy!

An RNS announcement from Westminster Group (WSG) entitled “Financing & Trading Update”, the shares currently down approaching 17%, at 8p, in response. Uh oh, I think I can guess what’s happening here…

12 May 2016, 10:51 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Nigel Somerville & the pensioners WH Ireland mugged, the Bagot's, shocking UK Investor video

This short presentation by Nigel Somerville and Mr & Mrs Bagot went ahead in the face of fascistic legal threats from the disgraced pensioner mugging broker WH Ireland (WHI). This fight goes on. You will be shocked by this video.

12 May 2016, 10:43 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Exclusive: MX Oil boss Stefan Oliver - there's no placing now

There was I trying to get an early night's sleep and who should call, blissfully unaware that I was on Greek time. It was Stefan Oliver of MX Oil (MXO) concerned that the morons had told him that I had said that it was trying to get a £4 million placing away at 0.1p. Of course I had said nothing of the sort but Stefan went on the record to clarify the position.

12 May 2016, 09:30 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Video: Dragons Den session 5 at UK Investor starring Optibiotix, Red Rock, Boohoo et al

At UK Investor Show on five occasions CEOs appeared on the main stage to pitch to the Dragons (myself, Gary Newman, Steve Moore and Brian Kinane). We invested £15,000 after all these sessions. Enjoy session 5.

12 May 2016, 09:25 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Lenigas Cuba announces jv - sadly RNS is packed with what appear to be lies

I am meant to be on a summer truce with David Lenigas so I shall interpret today's RNS from Lenigas Cuba (CUBA) as poor David being hoodwinked by the company he is meant to have done a JV with. That company is Commercial Funded Solar Ltd.

12 May 2016, 08:49 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Video: Kerim Sener of Ariana Resources at UK Investor Show

I believe shares in Ariana Resources (AAU) are cheap and am happy to hold. Indeed we bought more after the UK Investor show. See what you think as Kerim Sener presents.

12 May 2016, 08:44 | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

Berkeley Energia - spectacular fund raise news - we upgrade big time

In that rarest of moves for an AIM-listed company, Berkeley Energia (BKY) has announced new financing from a major shareholder which includes new equity at a premium to the currently prevailing share price. Following several months of due diligence, mining-focused private equity firm Resource Capital Funds is to provide $5 million through a 0.375% net smelter royalty and a further $5 million for new shares at 32p each. The latter compares to a closing high share price since 2013 of 31.75p earlier this month and a pre placing close of 30.25p – these up from 26p at the start of the year and more than 50% on our share tip.

12 May 2016, 08:34 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Video: Bitcoin & Blockchain session from UK Investor Show with Coinsilium & Dom Frisby

Do you understand bitcoin and blockchain? No. Neither do I. At UK Investor Show a panel organised by Coinsilium (COIN) including Dominic Frisby tried to explain the excitement and the investment opportunity.

12 May 2016, 08:29 | By Malcolm Stacey |

I'm Banging on About this Cancer-Zapper, Again - But It's Still on Course for Share Success.

Hello Share Crafters. In the past I’ve probably written too many pieces on a medical share which I like. During that period, I’ve seen the shares rise from 2p to 17p. Sadly, the share price has reversed back to 6.5p. And the worst of it is I bought a shedload more shares when they were around 10p. I refer, of course, to that darling of the bulletin boards Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). I haven’t featured the company for some time now and it’s probably worth an update.

11 May 2016, 15:55 | By Steve Moore |

MediaZest - ‘keep the lights on’ placing, is ‘transformation’ really ahoy?

“MediaZest (MDZ), the creative audio-visual company, is pleased to announce that it has raised £250,000 (before expenses)… The net funds raised will be used to help deliver current and future projects for existing clients including Hyundai, Adidas, HMV, Diesel and Kuoni. The funds will also provide MediaZest with additional working capital and will help the company to develop new business opportunities and expand the client base”. Hmmm – the amount sounds much more like a ‘keep the lights on’ placing to me. Let’s take a look...

11 May 2016, 15:41 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - e-Therapeutics this stinks like a pile of rotting kippers at the height of summer

In this podcast I start with Baby Bear, Graham Neary, and why he is wrong on Fastjet (FJET). The trouble is that he is being too nice. Baby, try to remember that we bears are meant to be complete and utter bastards. I then discuss my own Greek planning woes and those of Minoan (MIN). Then it is onto e-therapeutics (ETX) and today's RNS which stinks to high heaven. This is now an A1 bargepole stock. I then cover Atlas African (AAI), Andalas (ADL) - what price the next placing?  - Hague London (HNL) and MX Oil (MXO) again what price its next placing? 0.1p looks about right to me.

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11 May 2016, 13:44 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Hotel Chocolate: a house of cards?

AIM-listed Hotel Chocolat (HOTC) only listed yesterday morning and already I've had an email from a reader pointing to a few problems in the Admission Document. Issues such as conflicting dates, whether a liability is current or not (for the same period, and signed off by the same auditor) and so on. Oh, and there there is the small matter of an aquisition just a couple of weeks ahead of the IPO - with directors noted as being substantial shareholders. I'm sure there are perfectly rational explanations for what follows, but for the avoidance of doubt and in the light of what follows I wouldn't touch this stock with a bargepole. Bearing in mind the cost of the admission paperwork, the sloppiness (if that is what it is) is shocking. Over to our reader....

11 May 2016, 13:40 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Another video of Ed Croft of Stockopedia at UK Investor Show

Busy boy Ed Croft of Stockopedia did two breakout sessions at UK Investor Show and this is his second. His main stage gig will follow later. Meanwhile enjoy the appetiser

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11 May 2016, 13:40 | By Steve Moore |

Purplebricks – it reckons “Strong trading through H2”, so why are the shares lower?

December-listed on AIM ‘hybrid’ estate agency combining online with local property experts, Purplebricks Group (PURP) has announced a trading update headlined “Strong trading through H2”. The shares are though currently approaching 6% lower, at 164.75p, in response. Hmmm…

5 hours 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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4 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!

7 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Introducing A Newly Listed Company which Is Making Piles of Cash

Hello Share Twiddlers. Continuing my theme that companies which build houses should do jolly well out of the various election promises to stimulate house building, I offer for your critical perusal another lot which services the building industry.

6 days ago | By Cynical Bear |

‘Kin ‘ell, Steve, you missed a trick or two, what are you playing at? Where’s the warm welcome back for L1 Capital?

I’ve been away for a few days so just catching up on matters and first things first, I need to pick up my normally excellent colleague, Steve Moore, on a couple of glaring ommissions in his piece on Kin Group (KIN) and its funding announcement earlier this week. It was rather rude after all to not give a warm welcome to an old friend.

7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

The graph that makes the case for Not Voting at all - the three main parties are ALL deficit denying liars

The graph below is terrifying and makes a strong case for not voting at all in the General Election. It tracks the tax burden - the amounts the State takes from its citizens as a percentage of GDP. This is horrifying.

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7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

UK Oil & Gas - Steve Sanderson you are either a liar or a deluded fool or both

As we predicted here, the UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) placing to raise £6.5 million has finally limped over the line at 0.8p. Lagos Securities had tried to raise the cash at 1p but we outed them and the price had to be slashed. The shares were 1.4p before the roadshow started. So how would you describe a placing that has seen the market cap slashed from £36 million to £22 million pre-new money as the shares tumbled. Over to odious prig "little" Steve Sanderson.

6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Revolution Bars – from ‘platform to be confident about our prospects’ to profit warning in less than 3 months

“Trading Update” announcement from Revolution Bars (RBG). With the shares having been falling from above 210p earlier this week, what the chances that it is positive news?...

6 days ago | By Cynical Bear |

MySQUAR: it’s all kicking off, let’s take a proper look

I feel partly to blame for the ongoing war between the bears and bulls on MySQUAR (MYSQ) as I started covering the company at the start of the year on this site with a piece that was largely a writing exercise to see if I could write 400 words without using the letter ‘e’ (HERE). So I thought I’d better give it a more considered view now as I do have a bit of relevant expertise.

6 days ago | By HotStockRockets |

ECR Minerals China subscription update - like pulling (Dragon's) Teeth but shares will zoom soon

The great £553,564 investment by Shenyang Xinliaoan Machinery Co Ltd into ECR Minerals (ECR) announced on 27 February grinds on.

6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

LightwaveRF – follows ramparoonie with half-year results showing continued cash burn

Commenting yesterday on the “Launch of Google Assistant voice control” ramparoonie (Oops) RNS announcement from LightwaveRF (LWRF), I suggested it clearly currently remains cash burn ahoy, with results for the six months ended 31st March 2017 following today

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Union Jack Oil at 0.14p - worth up to 0.98p: SP Angel

SP Angel is houes broker to Union Jack Oil (UJO) so take its notes with a pinch of salt. Bur I rate analyst Zak "The Knife" Phillips highly and as such today's reiterated buy stance after the news from Wressle cannot be totally ignored. As for the target price! The Kinfe writes:

6 days ago | By ShareProphets |

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 19/05/2017

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...

5 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Interquest - sell in the market: chairman Gary Ashworth acts like a prize tosser

Interquest (ITQ) has now announced that there is a formal offer at 42p per share in cash from an MBO team led by Gary Ashworth. That would be the same Ashworth who told us after the last profits warning that the future was bright and the shares were cheap at 52p.

5 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

Zytronic – strong interims - lets bank our profits

Zytronic (ZYT) has announced results for its half year ended 31st March 2017 and that “the second half of the year has started well and is in line with expectations and on this basis we expect to make further progress in creating value for shareholders”.

4 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.

4 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…

5 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Investigative Journalism is NOT insider dealing - even our own house BBM Wildes should get that

Our in-house Bulletin Board Moron Wildes has his knickers in a twist claiming that our multiple scoops on the placing at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) are in some way insider dealing and that the share price crash is down to us. Bollocks. I shall try to make this simple, so that even a simpleton can understand.

5 hours 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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5 hours 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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1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Fruitcake backers Arron Banks & Jim Mellon plus AIM dog Manx Financial get Private Eye duffing up

Arron Banks is a big UKIP backer as is his pal Jim Mellon, although the old asset stripper of Uramin infamy is not actually allowed to vote in the UK as he lives offshore in the Isle of Man. Private Eye this week looks at how the two men have not exactly prospered by backing the underperforming, sub scale, IOM-based, AIM-listed, bank Manx Financial (MFX). It also questions whether Banks is as rich as he claims. Enjoy...

2 days ago | By Cynical Bear |

Echo Energy – Insane valuation; James Parsons is not worth £100m, he’s not a magician: SELL

My last piece rather naively thought that Echo Energy’s (ECHO) new institutional equity investor, Spartan Fund, or Pegasus Fund as it became, would want to put its funds in at a fair valuation and thought the share price would go down. I was wrong and must assume that it is all part of the connected group of institutions and individuals here that have led to an insane valuation that appears to indicate that the mere mention of James Parsons is worth £100 million. That is nonsense and this is a massive sell.

12 hours ago | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

SCANDAL: Redx Pharma – goes tits up & blames thieving scousers, just 3 months after raising £12m

It seems to be perfectly acceptable for companies on the Casino to complete fundraisings inadequate to see them solvent. Yesterday at 4.22pm shares in AIM-listed Redx Pharma (REDX) were suspended “pending an announcement” by AIM Regulation (the RNS following at 4.35pm – bit of a rush there fellas?) At no-one-is-watching o’clock (6.35pm: after-after-hours) the company announced that administrators had been appointed - just 3 months after the company had apparently raised £12 million in a placing and open offer. Coke and hookers all round for the Nomad and Brokers concerned. Stale bread and water for those sold this particular pup.

1 day ago | By ShareProphets |

10 Reasons why Gold really is going to head much higher - do not miss out

The world's best known resource group Sprott has published its monthly report and warns again that those with no gold exposure will lose out big time. Analyst Troy Reik writes:

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1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Katoro Gold shares to more than double?

Katoro Gold (KAT) was once the joke stock Opera Investments which did appear "accident prone". But it has now had the gold assets of Kibo (KIBO) injected into it, done a fund raise, moved to the AIM Casino and is, apparently, a whole new beast. House broker Beaufort has published a detailed note explaining why the shares should soar from 5.25p to 11.7p. I should note that Kibo retains a 56% stake in Katoro and we own a few Kibo shares.

9 hours 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 |

Strat Aero - announcing a contract worth £20,000 suggests sales pitiful - when's next rescue placing?

Strat Aero (AERO) the AIM casino listed company that under a former management team repeatedly lied to investors is still a joke. In January and February of this year it raised $1.23 million gross (call it $1.1 million net) promising that 2017 would be a turnaround year. One would hope so - in 2016 it lost c$3.5million. So how is it going? Not well I suggest, judging by a joke RNS today.

1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Take part in an up to £29m fund raise by FlowGroup via Primary Bid: Deadline 9 PM today!

This is a major fund raise by FlowGroup (FLOW). It has most of it in the bag and will raise up to £29 million. This is institutional territory but it is - very decently - letting in Private Punters via PrimaryBid with an offer announced at 5.12 PM today and which closes at 9 PM tonight.  The up to £4 million being raised is being done at 1p - the shares closed at 1.1p-1.15p. But this is not a party for spivs and flippers this is a proper City fundraise which FOR ONCE you can take part in - but hurry, the deadline is 9PM TONIGHT SIGN UP NOW HERE

1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Altyn - why should only institutions see the presentation? Here you go

I reckon that shares in gold miner Altyn (ALTN) are cheap as you can see HERE. Last week the company did a two day City roadshow (not raising cash) in which it gave a full presentation to fund managers. But why should the City boys & girls playing with other folks cash be the only ones to see the presentation? In that spirit...

2 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Gushing On Two Fronts, this Scottish Oil Giant Is Rocking Through the Rye

Hello Share Crunchers. I hold stock in an awful lot of oil producers, perhaps too many. But one company which has never lit my fire is Cairn Energy (CNE). Maybe I should dip in, though.

11 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Waseem Shakoor explains all to Frontera owning morons once again...

The great bear raider Wassem Shakoor has termed Frontera (FRR) as one of the three most overvalued bits of crap on AIM. Another is MySquar (MYSQ) where Lucian Miers has just published a devestating expose HERE. Back to Frontera where Waseem has stuck it to the Bulletin Board Morons today. He writes:

2 days ago | By Gary Newman |

It's hard to see how BOS GLOBAL can justify its current market valuation!

There are plenty of companies on AIM where it is hard to see where the value is and why private investors are so keen to chuck their savings into the shares, and BOS GLOBAL Holdings (BOS) would certainly seem to fit the bill!

5 hours ago | By ShareProphets |

Not all our share tips give readers 12 day profits of 77% some take longer - catch next hot tip tomorrow 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!

13 hours ago | By HotStockRockets |

1Spatial – disappointing results (as expected), but more recent trading encourages: BUY

Results announced by 1Spatial (SPA) for its year ended 31st January 2017 are disappointing – though we previously stated they would be and note new management’s current year objective “to ensure that we generate cash and profitable adjusted EBITDA, as well as follow through on key strategic initiatives… Early trading in Q1 2018 has been strong”.

9 hours 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.