ShareProphets

Thursday 25 May 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

.

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

.

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.

.

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.

.

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.

.

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.

.

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.

.

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.

.

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.

.

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.

.

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:

.

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.