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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


20 March 2016, 13:48 | By Lucian Miers |

I am Deadly Sirius - I have gone short

Those who listened to Australian fund manager John Hempton speak at the Gold and Bears show last November will know that attention to detail is very much his thing. They will have heard him mutter that he believed US Pharmaceutical giant Valeant, based in Canada, to be worthless. This has been a bold call with ranks of hedge fund royalty (the most prominent being the unbelievably arrogant Bill Ackman) lined up against him.

20 March 2016, 13:46 | By HotStockRockets |

Optibiotix - announces news but not what punters wanted, but that is imminent: BUY

Optibiotix (OPTI) shares trade at 69p-70p having slipped on news yesterday which was "the wrong sort of good news". Fear not. The right sort is imminent. The wrong good news was that it has set up a 52% owned JV with the University of Manchester called SkinBiotix. Optibiotix says that:

20 March 2016, 13:46 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

China Daily: London bidding to lure more Chinese companies? My heart sinks.

According to a report in China Daily Europe a new wave of Chinese company listings are [sic] expected in London as the London Stock Exchange ramps up its efforts to attract Chinese firms. With the stench of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty in full nauseating flow, seemingly unaddressed, my heart sinks. 

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20 March 2016, 13:46 | By Gary Newman |

Buy Standard Chartered for longer term recovery

Banks have had a torrid time over the past few years, and few have been hit quite so hard as Standard Chartered (STAN), but this could present a longer term buying opportunity.

20 March 2016, 13:45 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Horse Hill Men in white protective anti-spill suits arrive on site - caption contest?

Okay the photo is from tree huggers but WTF is going on at Horse Hill. Men in whote protective suits arriving on the site and wandering around. Doing what exactly? Perhaps you'd like to suggest what the men in white coats are looking for at the Gatwick Gusher? Over to you. David Lenigas, Chris Oil, PR genius Steffi ( who works for both), anyone involved in Sefton, menacing PR hardman David Bick, Andrew Bell, shareholders in US Oil & Gas are all fair game. Do your worst in the comments section below. Deadline midnight Sunday

20 March 2016, 13:45 | By Tom Winnifrith |

How much value are the fascist PR genii at Citigate adding for owner Huntsworth PLC?

Has all the hard work by the PR fucking genii at Citigate Dewe Rogerson been successful? I refer not to the hard work of not being able to spell the name of clients properly, or of smearing journalists as racists to ensure that they really can secure great coverage for clients. Instead I refer to how much bottom line value the fascists added for their listed owner Huntsworth (HNT). Let’s look at Citigate’s results as disclosed in Huntsworth Plc, its parent company, 2015 results just published on Tuesday.

20 March 2016, 13:44 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Chris Oil Is Behind Bars - New Caption Contest

The lying market abusing little criminal twerp is behind bars at last as the photo below shows clearly. Don't hold back in today's caption contest - post your entries in the comments section below.

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20 March 2016, 13:44 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Delve into the Big Box and You May Click and Collect a Winner

Hello Share Pickers. You don’t need me to tell you that shopping habits are changing. Yes, the days of going shopping are still with us. The great British public regard it as its number one hobby.

18 March 2016, 17:32 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Sirius Minerals DFS - Chat with Chris Fraser CEO

Shares in Sirius Minerals (SXX) have slipped back sharply since the annnouncement of the DFS for the North York Moors Potash mine. They now trade at 15.5p. But then then a slew of gushing broker buy notes pre the DFS pushed the stock up a lot. I personally would not get too fixated on short term movements.

18 March 2016, 16:31 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Which PR fucking geniuses cannot spell Fastjet (their client) correctly?

As we have noted before, everyone round at Citigate Dewe Rogerson are PR fucking genii. That is especially those working on the Fastjet (FJET) account Angharad Couch, Eleni Menikou and Nick Hayns. You have to be a PR fucking genius to issue a release for your client when you can't even spell its name correctly as the screen shot below demonstrates. Fastjet may be a company heading for insolvency but at least its crack PR operatives are all fucking geniuses and any suggestion otherwise will result in an angry phone call with threats of libel suits, lawyers letters and a suggestion that you are a racist Greek hater.

18 March 2016, 15:59 | By Amanda Van Dyke |

A Big Increase in the Number of Electric Cars Means Big Demand for Key Commodities such as Copper

Gianni Kovacevic is driving a Tesla across the US and promoting his book, ‘My Electrician Drives a Porche’. Contrary to popular belief the car only takes 30 minutes to charge, on long term trips the Tesla takes no more time than a conventional car. The age of the electric car is finally upon us.

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18 March 2016, 15:37 | By HotStockRockets |

More good news from Ariana

Ariana Resources (AAU) has followed a recent announcement of a doubling of the resource estimate for its Kizilcukur project with news that a “recent drilling programme at Kepez West has confirmed the presence of a significant mineralised system”.

18 March 2016, 15:24 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 18 March - Sir Stelios & TW 5, Fascist PR bullies at Citigate and Fastjet 0

To the Bubble boys 5 nil, To the bubble boys 5 nil, To the bubble boys 5 nil. That great Bubble Sir Stelios has Fastjet (FJET) and its fascist bully boy PR scumbag operatives at Citigate Dewe Rogerson realing. Naturally I start with this. The heroic Sir Stelios makes me even more of an admirer of all things Greek. Well almost. I look at Hellenic Carriers (HCL) and also at Gulf Keystone (GKP) and Northern Petroleum (NOP).

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18 March 2016, 14:30 | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

Safestyle - solid results and the shares march on

Leading retailer and manufacturer of PVCu replacement windows and doors to the UK homeowner market, Safestyle (SFE) has announced results from a“record” 2015 and that so far this year “order intake has been significantly ahead of the same period in 2015 and the board looks forward to further progress in 2016”.

18 March 2016, 12:30 | By Steve Moore |

Surface Transforms – fundraising announcement; smaller investor shafting o’clock

“Surface Transforms (SCE) is pleased to announce a conditional equity fundraising of up to £5 million… The net proceeds of the fundraising will enable the board to pursue its strategy of having the capacity to supply the commercial volumes which may be required by automotive OEMs… as well as fulfil their existing commitments to the company's aerospace and other customers”. Hmmm…

18 March 2016, 11:01 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

China fraud GTS Chemical – clarification required: has the CEO been offloading shares?

This morning saw a most interesting “Holding(s) in Company” RNS from Red Flag strewn ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play GTS Chemical. Now perhaps all is completely above board and we are looking at an unfortunate coincidence. Or perhaps the company has just announced that its CEO has been offloading shares. A clarification is surely needed.

18 March 2016, 09:36 | By Steve Moore |

Plexus Holdings – does recent order news suggest recovery from January profit warning?

Shares in Plexus Holdings (POS) are a significant faller today despite its latest announcement being a “Well Order Signed with Det norske, Norway” and this following an announcement of a “Russian Licence Agreement” and that its “Malaysian JV Wins First GBP0.9M Well Order”

18 March 2016, 07:38 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Damning letter by Sir Stelios to Fastjet, the latter threatens legal response

Fastjet (FJET) has today threatened legal action against Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou after he published an open letter to the company suggesting it is heading for insolvency and revealing alarming data on load factors garned from "secret shopping" which Fastjet has bee hiding from investors. Naturally I agree completely with the analysis of Sir Stelios. His letter is below:

18 March 2016, 07:38 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Buy to Rent Bank May Be a Cosy Home for Some of Your Share Money.

Hello Share Tusslers. Spaggers recently asked me on this magnificent website to have a look at one of the alternative banks. Banks that are not among the big four British banks with their less than impressive recent history. So why not put under the spotlight Onesavings Bank (OSB).

17 March 2016, 12:10 | By Steve Moore |

Imagination Technologies – does a “Restructuring update” & recent share price move alter my stance?

Imagination Technologies (IMG) has announced “an acceleration of its restructuring programme” and that “the group will undertake asset write-downs as well as record a number of contract and tax provisions”. The following updates with this coming after a dreadful profits alert last month

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.