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


14 April 2016, 10:41 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Want to throw rotten apples ( sorry quiz) Strat Aero & the Sith Lord Zak "Judas"Mir? Here's your chance

Do you have any questions for the new management team at Strat Aero (AERO)? I do and they are below. Would you like to quiz whoever is in charge well thanks to the Sith Lord Zak "Judas" Mir you can. You can also ask Judas a few questions and, to get the ball rolling, I have one regarding David Lenigas.

14 April 2016, 10:31 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Fastjet - more bad news from bongo bongo land..the jungle drums play the tits up song

Our resident Fastjet (FJET) owning lunatic Duck & Dive yesterday predicted an RNS from this piece of Turkish imminently claiming that it would show what a "twit" I was with good news. Well D&D was half right there was an RNS. Sadly, for him, it is not good news. Duck remains the twit, I continue to call this one right.

14 April 2016, 10:15 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Optibiotix - Hybridan increases its target price to 106p

Hybridan is house broker to Optibiotix (OPTI) and so although I agree with its conclusion this note is clearly biased and feel free to ignore it completely. As for Hybridan, like most brokers. its employees should be strung up with piano wire. But for what it is worth.

14 April 2016, 09:32 | By HotStockRockets |

Premaitha - all sorts of fun and games: buy

The shares of Premaitha (NIPT) have been all over the shop since what was a cracking year end trading statement on Monday. The reason is the cackhanded disposal of Rupert Lywood's remaining 17.9% stake. We thought he was locked in following his last dump on 9 March and a statement signed off by broker Finncap. Weasel words. His shares were placed by Finncap at just 6.5p with directors taking some and solid institutions Helium, Henderson and Hargreave Hale taking the rest. The overhang is now gone but boy has it crushed the shares. Without Lywood's "assistance" since last summer we think the shares would be 20p today. But he is now out of the picture.

14 April 2016, 09:22 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Red Flags at Night: Rurelec trading/funding update - ShareProphets RNS Translation Serice

We have known that the Peter Earl AIM-listed train-wreck Rurelec (RUR) has been in some financial difficulty for some time. Mr Earl departed the scene last June, but the fire-fighting for the new board has been on-going ever since. Last night at no-one-is-watching o’clock (4.55pm) the company gave an update on its funding arrangements and trading in what must be a classic case-study for all MBA students on how to deliver bad news. Over to the ShareProphets RNS Translation service for the low-down on last night’s announcement…..

14 April 2016, 09:18 | By Malcolm Stacey |

How to Take a Stake in India's Progress With a Punt on a Port

Hello Share Mashers. Perhaps it’s time we looked at an unusual share which I brought to your attention once or twice last year.Skil Ports and Logistics (SPL) has a big project in the making. This means it cannot make profits now and all our hopes are in the future. But the scheme has real potential in a country which has the attention of the investing world.

13 April 2016, 17:53 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 13 April - Cheap boozing with Lucian Miers at the Conservative Club

Have I mentioned that Finncap are complete and utter bastards? If I forget to do so in this bearcast please refer to my FinnCap and Wandisco special earlier HERE. Lucian is popping over tomorrow but I shall try to record a sober bearcast before he arrives. On today's podcast I look at Fastjet (FJET), Strat Aero (AERO), Premier Foods (PFD), Hellenic Carriers (HCL) and Outsourcery (OUT), the demise of which will certainly be an ouzo o'clock moment.

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13 April 2016, 16:50 | By Steve Moore |

Koovs plc – “received firm indications of interest” for £20 million, but will the jam tomorrow be delivered?

India-focused online fashion retailer Koovs (KOOV) has announced a conditional, including on General Meeting approval, capital raising at 25p per share. This stated to be “part of our planned growth, and will allow us to continue to build our brand, develop our customer offer, and deliver our strategy”. Hmmm…

13 April 2016, 16:28 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Rose Petroleum is avin a bubble - joke company, joke statement

Every piece of Turkish has its day and shares in dog with fleas Rose Petroleum (ROSE) jumped yesterday prompting a statement from the company that is truly laughable.

13 April 2016, 16:00 | By Gary Newman |

Is the African Potash business model flawed?

Given the delays to payments involving the African Potash (AFPO) fertiliser deals so far, things aren’t looking good for the company, nor it’s business model!

13 April 2016, 14:19 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - Finncap Bastards trumped by pig bastards from Wandisco - annual report out

If you have not listened to yesterday's bearcast on why FinnCap are complete and utter bastards get the rabbi, local vicar, Imam and your mother-in-law round and listen now. I have more on Finncap and explain why I don't want to go to its Christmas party today. But the meat of this podcast is on Wandisco (WAND) whose annual report is out and shows the board to be not only running a trainwreck but greedy pig complete and utter bastards of the highest order. So obscene is their swinery it merits almost a bearcast to itself.

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13 April 2016, 13:15 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

SeaEnergy – grim read across from appeal judgement vs Lansdowne/Providence

Oh dear, things have just got a whole lot worse for AIM-listed SeaEnergy (SEA) as fellow AIM company Lansdowne Oil and Gas (LOGP) – in which SeaEnergy has an 18.67% interest - has just announced that its shares are suspended pending financial clarification.

13 April 2016, 11:50 | By Steve Moore |

Alternative Networks – trading update, it reckons “positive indicators”, I maintain caution

Having previously futilely attempted a ‘no one watching o’clock’ profit warning (sorry, “Trading update”), UK business IT and communications service provider, Alternative Networks (AN.) has now updated with what it reckons are “a number of positive indicators” - and so also at a more conventional hour, natch…

13 April 2016, 10:59 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Poor Phorm - surely it is bust by now: time for a statement

The last we heard from joke POS company Phorm (PHRM) was on 16 March when some schmucko loaned it $500,000 in 12% coupon convertible loan notes. Mr Schmucko had more money than sense on 16 March. As of today the same is probably true but by $500,000 less. The problem is that Phorm has been spunking cash at c$2 million a month and it is now April 12.

13 April 2016, 10:03 | By Tom Winnifrith |

BlueBird Merchant Ventures - first mining IPO for 8 months - we have a small flutter

I really hate backing IPOs. Many companies just struggle to adjust to life as a public company, it is like those cricketers who are great at proper cricket but just can't make the adjustment to the pyjama game. Whatever. We have had a small exposure (well not that small actually) today in Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) - Bluebird Mining as was -  which is the first mining stock to make it to the London market in eight months.

13 April 2016, 07:59 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Gulf Keystone Morons: what was that you were saying about institutional backing - M&G dumps its shares

The Morons who have ignored my advice to sell Gulf Keystone (GKP) all the way down from 180p to 6.6p today have occassionally argued that I cannot be right because fund managers are long and strong and they know more than a pizza delivery boy/alcoholic etc etc etc. Today M&G has sold its 5% stake and now owns no shares at all.

13 April 2016, 07:43 | By Malcolm Stacey |

South of the Border, Down Mexico Way Is a Share I Like - Given the Gold Rush.

Hello Share Shakers. I don’t need tell you that at last gold is in happy vogue again. This comes despite all the negative comments on this beautiful website over the last 12 months when lots of critics attacked the premise that gold prices would go up. Well, blow me down, as confidence in currencies and world economies diminishes, the price of the yellow stuff has risen nicely.

12 April 2016, 16:16 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Solgold - Lucian Miers goes short but closes UK Oil & Gas short (pro tem)

Solgold (SOLG) has served up another RNS today which may excite the Bulletin Board Morons but that is perhaps an encouragement to bear raider Lucian Miers who is now short of the stock, selling at c4p.

12 April 2016, 16:00 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Access Intelligence – some future value to be had for the patient in the AIM back waters?

Noting the disclosure that I own shares in AIM-listed Access Intelligence (ACC), so I am talking my own book, I was interested to peruse the numbers for the year to November 2015 as released yesterday. The headline numbers look great: revenue from continuing operations up 89%, recurring revenue from continuing operations nigh-on doubled and there was plenty of cash. How do things look beneath the surface?

12 April 2016, 15:25 | By Steve Moore |

Software Radio Technology – current profit modest, but exciting times ahead?

Having previously commented on Software Radio Technology (SRT) with the shares rising to circa 30p last summer (see HERE), I now update with the shares currently nudging further higher, to 33p, on the back of a trading update for the company’s year ended 31st March 2016. However, this has been far from a serene journey…

9 hours ago | By ShareProphets |

The June edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - 5 share Tips, voting guide, and where to emigrate if the wrong party wins

The June edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring three resource shares to buy,  two more share tips, a voting guide for investors, and where to emigrate if the wrong party wins a special offer expiring on June 14 and much more.

 
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6 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

New Insurer on the Block Conquers Growing Market for Brits Abroad

Hello Share Bottlers. You may, or may not, have noticed that I currently favour insurance companies. And following my own advice for once, I am now sitting on cracking profits on two of the biggest, Legal & General (LGEN) and RSA (RSA). I would still commend both these entities to your further inspection. However, I now turn the spotlight on a smaller, newer and more specialised insurance player.

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Rockpool Acquisitions IPO - a new member of the Sub Standard XI? I fear I can't SUFTUM

The demise of so many Standard Listed companies means that poor Cynical Bear has some big holes in his Sub Standard List X1 squad. But fear not, from God's chosen lands of Northern Ireland here comes Rockpool Acqusitions which will list in early July having raised £1.5 million at 10p.

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6 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Winner of the Bulletin Board Moron of the Week contest - sponsored by Jim Mellon's Diabetic Boot Company

Our nominations usually come from LSE.co.uk, ADVFN.co.uk, III.co.uk, and sometimes the FT. But this is the first time that our winner comes from the world of academia. And no, the author is not Tom's sociology lecturing Mrs

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9 hours ago | By Darren Atwater |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week contest - sponsored by David Lenigas on steroids

The prize is a cheap one way flight to Mars organised by Elon Musk a promoter who makes David Lenigas seem bashful and understated. The challenge: We're looking for exemplary examples of sheer stupidity from those founts of brilliance; LSE.co.uk, III.co.uk and ADVFN.co.uk. The deadline to post your entries in the comments section below is midnight, Sunday 25 June.

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6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Microsaic Systems – from in December sales to be “substantially ahead” of 2016’s, to now “significantly lower than for 2016”

“Trading Statement” announcement from Microsaic Systems (MSYS) includes Chairman Eric Yeatman commenting “we are very encouraged with the progress since our 21 March 2017 update, when we introduced our biopharma strategy, specifically around bioprocessing. We are engaging with several of the leading players in the global market for bioprocessing equipment”. However, the statement also includes that “the company now expects its H1 and full year 2017 revenue to be significantly lower than for 2016”. Hmmm…

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Servision and that breach of AIM rules with the delayed (lack of) profits warning - is it even worse that we thought?

I have been deeply troubled by the most recent lack of profits warning from AIM listed worthless POS Servision (SEV). My initial view, expressed HERE, is that in not admitting to order slippage from December for almost six months it had committed a massive breach of AIM Rules regarding timely disclosure of price sensitive news. But I fear it may be far worse than that.

6 days ago | By David Scott |

The question of a soft or hard Brexit does not lie within UK politics

The question of a soft or hard Brexit does not lie within UK politics but with the priorities of the EU. The EU’s number one priority is to avoid setting a precedent of successful exits – the UK election result does not change this. What is clear, however, is that Mrs May is no longer in control of the outcome; parliament will decide on whatever deal emerges.

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6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Fusionex shares up 55% at 61p - WTF? Fear not

In seven days time shares in Fusionex (FXI) the drowning in red flags tech company from the Norfolk province of Malaysia will be delisted from the AIM Casino. Yet the shares are up by 55% today at 61.5p. WTF?

5 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Blistering Performance of IQE Shares, But I'm Not selling Yet

Hello Share Scrimpers. When one suggests a share which becomes a two-bagger plus, there is a bit of a duty to keep readers appraised of developments. That is to examine whether it looks like enough is enough and it's time to consider taking profits. In the case of IQE (IQE) though, this is perhaps not the case.

5 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Condor Gold Nicaragua Court No Show as it bullies peasants opposing La India Mine

Condor Gold (CNR) has still to inform its long suffering investors of the enormous opposition it faces on the ground as it tries to develop the La India gold mine in Nicaragua. Perhaps it is because CEO Mark Child knows that his company is acting like fascist bullyboys in the way they deal with poor local peasants. Child's actions probably impress his offshore based asset stripping millionaire mates but in the wider world the mood is changing and robber capitalism is not so cool any more. So what is overpaid and underperforming Mark not telling you?

6 days ago | By ShareProphets |

Precious Metals Video Update: Downside Risk Increasing

In light of base rate increases in the US, technical analyst Jordan Roy Byrne is getting more cautious on the outlook for gold and precious metals. From a fundamental as well as a TA perspective he explains why in the latest podcast from Palisade Capital.

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6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Plant Impact – Third Quarter Trading Update far from routine…

“Third Quarter Trading Update” announcement from Plant Impact (PIM). Sounds routine, but the shares are currently more than 12% lower at sub 40p…

6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Filtronic – year-end update, following prior ‘ahead of expectations’ announcement…

Electronics products for the wireless telecoms infrastructure and related markets-focused, Filtronic (FTC) is “pleased to provide” a trading update for its year ended 31st May 2017 – and the shares has responded slightly higher towards 13p...

5 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Are we starting to see the revenge of the exploited AIM private investor? Or are they being double duped

Few, other than the clowns such as Marcus Stuttard at the LSE, can argue against AIM having delivered absolutely dreadful returns for investors. Since its launch the AIM Index is down by 5.4% (dividends included). The FTSE 100 has doubled over the same period and the FTSE Small Cap Index is 250% ahead. Actually the numbers are even worse. Strip out a handful of massive winners like ASOS and Domino's Pizza and the AIM Index is into double digit losses. But are private investors who have born the brunt of this wealth destruction now getting revenge with spate of attempted boardroom purges? Yes and No.

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5 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Flowgroup – from “actively pursuing” sale to that business being the “primary focus” of the company in just a few months

Flowgroup (FLOW) has updated following a “successful re-capitalisation of the company”. Hmmm – having commenced 2017 at comfortably above 8p and been above 3p prior to a financing announcement last month, the shares have this month fallen below 1p...

5 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Fusionex - last day to sell, Nomad quits, homophobic ADVFN moron J777J19 have fun!

As I had suggested might happen several times, Nomad Stifel has resigned the Fusionex (FXI) account. It could not wait for the AIM delisting on the 26th. Instead it gave notice after hours yesterday that it was quitting as Nomad and Broker with effect from 5PM today. Hooray.Game over.

10 hours ago | By ShareProphets |

The June edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - 5 share Tips, voting guide, and where to emigrate if the wrong party wins

The June edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring three resource shares to buy,  two more share tips, a voting guide for investors, and where to emigrate if the wrong party wins a special offer expiring on June 14 and much more.

 
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10 hours ago | By Darren Atwater |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week contest - sponsored by David Lenigas on steroids

The prize is a cheap one way flight to Mars organised by Elon Musk a promoter who makes David Lenigas seem bashful and understated. The challenge: We're looking for exemplary examples of sheer stupidity from those founts of brilliance; LSE.co.uk, III.co.uk and ADVFN.co.uk. The deadline to post your entries in the comments section below is midnight, Sunday 25 June.

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1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith - the shares that are my 18 holdings: the non dirty dozen and a half

Okay I do not own these shares personally. I case anyone is thinking of going for me in a libel case I own nothing but FIML, owned by my family trusts, has built from scratch a fairly sizeable portfolio of 18 stocks. For what it is worth here they are in descendeing order of current value.

1 day ago | By Cynical Bear |

Echo Energy: The “Cornerstone Investor” leaving so soon – surely not?

My second piece on insiders cashing in and odd TR-1’s is, very predictably, looking at Echo Energy and, in particular, the two late RNS’s on Friday afternoon which show that the “Cornerstone Investor”, Greenberry plc, is offloading shares and warrants all over the shop and appears to be almost giving them away too – what a charitable sort! Let’s take a look.

1 day ago | By HotStockRockets |

Minoan share price weakness - panicking? No - Time to BUY

Shares in Minoan (MIN) were up a smidgeon Friday but have been heading the wrong way all week. At the time of writing they are 7.5p-8.5p - a spread wide enough to drive a bus through. Market makers really do take the piss on occasion if not most of the time. Anyhow is anything wrong? Let's deal with the various rumours sent to us by email.

11 hours ago | By Steve Moore & Tom Winnifrith |

Reach4Entertainment - Stoller resigned from board stays with Spotco - what next

We had heard that there were boardroom, er discussions, underway at Reach4 Entertaiment (R4E) and thus it is no great sutprise to see that David Stoller is to step down as Executive Chairman and as a director as of September 30.

1 day ago | By Cynical Bear |

Red Leopard Holdings: Congrats to Mr Akers – he could be an AIM millionaire (again)!

A couple of pieces this weekend on similar themes, namely insiders cashing in and unusual, or complete lack of, TR-1s. This first article looks at the astonishing amount of money seemingly made in no time at all by Chris Akers at Red Leopard Holdings (RLH).

1 day ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Crazy Times Call for Sensible Precautions - Keep Your Selling Finger Poised.

Hello Share Pokers. If any more evidence was needed that we live in strange times it is this weekend’s news that the Bank of England was investigated by the Serious Fraud Office. I ask you!

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12 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Tom Winnifrith: I lied to you - I have a 19th share, I'm 99.75% down in four months and over the moon

Yesterday I revealed to you the 18 shares I own and thanks for all the comments. For the avoidance of doubt that portfolio started at zero four and a bit years ago and we have more than trebled our money to date. It happens. But I lied to you, the portfolio is incomplete. I own two other shares. 

1 day ago | By Steve Moore |

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 23/06/2017

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...

1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Video: Bearish on markets, short term mega bearish on uranium - Rick Rule

In the latest video podcast from Palisade Capital, perhaps the world's best known resource fund manager, Rick Rule of Sprott, discusses the surprising lack of volatility in the markets and with the various worldwide challenges one would expect it to be much higher. He is not optimistic when one looks at the collective balance sheets of governments with their underfunded pension plans and is acting on the assumption that the markets will get more volatile.

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11 hours ago | By Steve Moore & Tom Winnifrith |

Petropavlovsk - the dodgy Russians win, Hambro et al out, what to do...

Rather as in the general election we found ourselves on the losing side at the Petropavlsovsk (POG) EGM. Peter Hambro and all bar two of the old board are out and nominees of the dodgy Russian shareholders are in. How should one view this?

1 day ago | By Steve Moore |

InterQuest – management-buyout attempted robber barons struggling on acceptances

The attempted robber barons of the InterQuest (ITQ) management buyout team (at Chisbridge Ltd) have made a “Level of Acceptances Update & Extension of Offer” announcement - and the independent director at InterQuest has responded…

11 hours ago | By HotStockRockets |

Falanx - very odd share price moves ahead of results date: upgrade of stance to BUY

Shares in Falanx (FLX) were almost 10p a month ago. The other day they were 6.25p to sell. What on earth happened? What fundamental event caused the company to lose more than a third of its value? Of course there was no such event. Price does not equal value.

11 hours ago | By Lucian Miers |

Bellzone Mining equity is all but worthless - do you know about the China crooks?

Bellzone Mining (BZM) was floated by Canaccord in 2010 (on April Fool’s day as it happens). It raised £30 million at 35p to fund the development of an iron ore project in Guinea, West Africa, the baby of Aussie entrepreneur Nikolajs Zuks, valuing the company at £184 million. Seven years on the company is still in the feasibility stage, having spent $336 million of shareholders’ money and, with the share count having more than tripled, the market cap is £33 million.

13 hours ago | By Darren Atwater |

Notes from Underground: On fire but not getting burnt

The standout story of the week is Tom Winnifrith - the shares that are my 18 holdings: the non dirty dozen and a half which not only takes the top spot, it only went up yesterday and easily blew past every other story as it was Tweeted and passed around the bulletin boards. It can be crazy when a story catches fire like that.

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