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Monday 24 April 2017 The one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares


21 April 2017, 09:30 | By Tom Winnifrith |

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

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

21 April 2017, 09:10 | By Darren Atwater |

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

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Don Goulding, Executive Chairman of Distil (DIS), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

21 April 2017, 08:19 | By Malcolm Stacey |

I'm Still Not Getting Busy with the Fizzy

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

20 April 2017, 11:59 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Advanced Oncotherapy – more on that Blackfinch secured loan: is it pre-pack ahoy?

As shares in AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) again sit below that all-important 27.5p mark which, if continued for 10 trading days, will trigger a EGM to reduce the nominal value of the company’s shares, a quick trip to the Companies House website reveals the debenture paperwork (HERE) related to the company’s recently announced loan deal (with spoof 100p conversion terms) with Blackfinch as announced on 27 March (HERE). Most of it is legalese, but on page 36 we get some cracking tit-bits. Such as the planned expenditure on the Harley Street premises (some £19.14 million) as against potential resale values of between £9.44 million and £10.71 million – and that is just for the kit and fitting, not for the value of the property itself. As security (including the property) for a £3 million loan (with an option for a further £2 million) it is quite something!

20 April 2017, 11:59 | By Darren Atwater |

Video: The Bears Session at UK Investor Show 2017: Two well known stocks set to collapse

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Graham Neary, Lucian Miers, Tom Winnifrith, Matt Earl, and Gabriel Grego select two well known stocks set to collapse. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

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20 April 2017, 11:59 | By Steve Moore |

Hayward Tyler – does trading update support recently stated “good progress”?

Last week I questioned stated “continued good progress” by Hayward Tyler (HAYT), with it having produced a profit warning as recently as 20th February. The following updates with the shares currently on the rise, at around 55p, on the back of a trading update the company “is pleased to provide” for its year ended 31st March 2017…

20 April 2017, 11:56 | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Paul Atherley, MD of Berkeley Energia, presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Paul Atherley, Managing Director of Berkeley Energia (BKY), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

20 April 2017, 11:53 | By Tom Winnifrith & Brian Kinane of Riverfort Global Capital |

Making Structured Finance Work!

It’s a bloody death spiral - sell! That seems to be the standard response to an announcement that an AIM company has raised cash via a structured financing plan rather than a, often deeply discounted, placing. But that "truism" is a falsehood. Some structured financings are death spirals, bad news for all bar the provider. Others, however, are put together in a way that only work if the share price rises. And that, surely, has to be better than a deeply discounted placing to bucket shop flippers?

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20 April 2017, 09:12 | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Richard Poulden of Wishbone Gold presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Richard Poulden, CEO of Wishbone Gold (WSBN), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

20 April 2017, 09:12 | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

Alliance Pharma - once again a buy

Specialty pharmaceutical company, Alliance Pharma (APH) is a previous successful share tip for us - recommended at 31p, with gains banked at 43p in 2015. However, there has since been positive development which looks inadequately reflected in a current sub 50p offer price and, noting also the continued presence of famed investors Nigel Wray and Slater Investments as major shareholders…

20 April 2017, 08:32 | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Colin Bird of Xtract Resources presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Colin Bird, Executive Chairman of Xtract Resources (XTR), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

20 April 2017, 08:29 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Higher Hopes for the Man from the Pru

Hello Share Troopers. I’ve long been a fan of British insurance giants. They are a chance to invest in the fast-moving financial world without too much fear of heavy fines and compensation payments for mis-selling and so on. Though, of course, there is an element of that.

19 April 2017, 15:14 | By Steve Moore |

Lombard Risk Management – emphasises ahead of expectations, but what about sustainable cash generation?

Lombard Risk Management (LRM) has updated that it anticipates exceeding analyst consensus expectations for its year ended 31st March 2017 and “remains confident” looking ahead. What’s that though expected to be “in the region of £2.4m to £2.8m”“Adjusted EBITDA”. Hmmm…

19 April 2017, 13:55 | By Steve Moore & Tom Winnifrith |

Veltyco - fundraise and proposed acquisitions. Hmmm...but BUY

Veltyco (VLTY) has announced a €2.55 million subscription for new shares to fund two acquisitions which it argues represent “an exciting opportunity… to grow its business by building on existing online betting brands, using its expertise in online marketing combined with award winning sportsbook technology”

19 April 2017, 13:46 | By Gary Newman |

Orosur looks under-valued as gold shows continued strength

Orosur Mining (OMI) certainly isn’t amongst the more popular resource stocks on AIM and trading volumes are often verging on non-existent, but I believe that many are missing an opportunity here as they go chasing rainbows with companies that are years away from production, assuming they ever actually get to that stage!

19 April 2017, 12:12 | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Dr Doom, David Scott, presents imminent economic collapse at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Dr Doom, David Scott, presents imminent economic collapse. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

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19 April 2017, 12:12 | By Steve Moore |

ASA Resource – updates on cash “unaccounted for”...

Having yesterday reported that there is strong evidence of funds “amounting to several million US dollars” being transferred to entities in China without full value being received and that “analysis reveals that there is a pressing need for cash”, ASA Resource Group (ASA) states it now “provides further information on the group's cash position”

19 April 2017, 12:11 | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Michael McNeilly, CEO of Metal Tiger, presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Michael McNeilly, CEO of Metal Tiger (MTR), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

19 April 2017, 10:01 | By Steve Moore |

Distil – update on recent UK Investor Show 'Dragon's Den' selection as the shares rise again

Shares in recent UK Investor Show 'Dragon's Den' selection (at 2.15p, having also been selected last year at sub 1p), Distil (DIS) have bounced a further just over 5% on the back of a “Listing in Major UK Supermarket Chain /Tdg Update” announcement...

5 hours ago | By ShareProphets |

The April edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - UK Investor Show edition

The April edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring Metal Tiger, BMR, Harley Investments, Action Hotels and much more.

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1 day ago | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest - sponsored by MoneySwap

This week's contest is graciously sponsored by MoneySwap, the Filthy Forty constituent that has this week requested to be dropped from the AIM market.

7 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Are We Singing From the Same Page When I Say this Firm Could Just Be the Job?

Hello Share Spooners. I’ve long held that recruitment agencies are a decent bet in these turbulent times. The reason is that unemployment seems to be on the back foot in various parts of the globe, including here in Blighty.

7 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Leon Coetzer, CEO of Jubilee Platinum, speaks at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Leon Coetzer, CEO of Jubilee Platinum (JLP), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

7 days ago | By Gary Newman |

Is Onzima's placing the most expensive ever?

Shareholders of Onzima Ventures (ONZ) will be breathing a sigh of relief following confirmation of the acquisition of the remaining 51% of private company N4 Pharma, and meaning that the new entity will relist on AIM. This won’t have come as a massive surprise as the company announced this proposed acquisition back in January, but some still seemed nervous as the announcement went right down to the wire in terms of Onzima either announcing such a deal (which constitutes a reverse takeover) or being booted off of AIM.

6 days ago | By Cynical Bear |

EXCLUSIVE: Worthington: Newco website unveiled – are you sure it’s not Flagship Global, Aidan?

On his blog, Aidan Earley recently denied that Newco is Flagship Global Corp, which I always thought was the most likely contender for Newco, and it may be that he is telling the truth. However, having now gained access to the pre-launch Flagship Global website, it looks incredibly likely that it is Newco or, perhaps more accurately, that it was going to be at one point. Take a look.

6 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Nigel Wray and Tom Winnifrith prove that they are literally in bed together at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Nigel Wray and Tom Winnifrith prove that they are literally in bed together. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

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6 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Minoan Group presentation at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Tim Hill of Minoan Group (MIN) is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

6 days ago | By David Scott |

Can Hope Trump Reality?

The U.S. government is poised to shut down on Day 100 of Donald Trump’s presidency, unless Congress can pass a new spending bill or a continuing resolution before the current one expires on April 28... Whilst the Republicans control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, any bill to fund the government is going to require 60 votes in the Senate.  The “nuclear option” that the Republicans just used to push the Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination through is not available in this case under current Senate rules because a spending bill of this nature would not qualify. So the Democrats have significant leverage, and they plan to use it to the maximum.

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6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

General Election June 8th - Surely there is no doubt as to the outcome, there is no uncertainty now

Bloody Theresa May. There was I off work and she has just gone and called a snap General Election for June 8th. Time for everyone to panic? Er...no.

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6 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Harry Anagnostaras-Adams, executive chairman of Kefi Minerals, presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Harry Anagnostaras-Adams, executive chairman of Kefi Minerals (KEFI), is at the podium with his colleague Jeff Rayner. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

6 days ago | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Advanced Oncotherapy – Bracknor ups the ante, converts £200,000, tick tock to EGM o'clock

This morning AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) announced another conversion by Bracknor. Having previously converted three lumps of £100,000 of death spiral loans, Bracknor has gone for £200,000 worth this time – but at the lowest price yet, just 26.74p. That leaves things looking decidedly sticky for the company, which got authority to issue Bracknor with enough loan conversion shares based on the assumption of an average loan conversion price of 44p and the associated warrants at 57p.

6 days ago | By Nigel Somerville |

Cloudbuy – AGM statement: it’s jam tomorrow (honest, this time, guv’!)

AIM-listed Cloudbuy (CBUY) this morning issued an AGM statement which offered yet more jam tomorrow, even more jam next year but the only jam today is the one the company seems to be in.

6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

ASA Resource – from “completely mischievous” allegations to “strong evidence” of fraud in 2 weeks, calling Babylon Zoo…

Early this month ASA Resource Group (ASA) announced its directors had “received certain anonymous allegations relating to… certain aspects of the financial management at Freda Rebecca” (gold mine in Zimbabwe in which it has an 85% interest). However, it sought to reassure that “the company's directors believe these allegations to be completely mischievous”. Now though “the board is extremely disappointed to report”… Uh oh…

6 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

How the Snap Election Will Affect Your Share Prices

Hello Share Pillagers. We all should have known something big was going to happen by the way shares were marked down heavily after the Easter break. On Easter Monday, when our stock market was closed, the US version was open. During that session, American shares rose by about 1%. That usually means British shares rise in tandem, but not this time.

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5 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Westminster Group – emphasises “pleased” & placing “oversubscribed”. Hmmm…

Westminster Group (WSG) “is pleased to announce a placing” (to raise a gross £1 million at 10p per share) and “the conversion of the balance of the convertible loan notes issued to Darwin Capital Ltd eliminating the facility”. The shares have though responded more than 15% lower…

5 hours ago | By ShareProphets |

The April edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - UK Investor Show edition

The April edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring Metal Tiger, BMR, Harley Investments, Action Hotels and much more.

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1 day ago | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest - sponsored by MoneySwap

This week's contest is graciously sponsored by MoneySwap, the Filthy Forty constituent that has this week requested to be dropped from the AIM market.

5 hours ago | By ShareProphets |

Patience, patience, patience and yet more patience - that is the key to making money from shares

Making money from shares is simple. Well it should be. Buy cheap. Hold. Hold. Hold. Hold, and finally sell when the shares have delivered you big gains. Where so many folks go wrong is getting impatient and not being prepared to hold, hold, hold. Let us tell you about Symphony Environmental (SYM) which we tipped at a 6.75p offer just over three years ago. It did nothing for ages....

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13 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

African Potash - the legal case for victims of the fraud almost underway

Before I call it a day I want to see the victims of the African Potash (AFPO) fraud get some of their money back, even if some of those victims were fairly beastly to me as I exposed the fraud. Friday's bombshell from Potash shows the game is up but the big frauds happened before this worthless enterprise was booted off AIM. To that end I have been working to help put together a legal action. That action is now almost underway and Peter Petyt, the man running things, wrote to more than 50 victims who have come forward at the weekend. If you lost money and want to try to get it back it is not too late to contact Peter. His letter & contact details follow.

1 day ago | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

A look at the record of Advanced Oncotherapy's Exec Chairman

AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) Exec Chairman Dr Michael Jeffrey Sinclair has, according to the OpenCorporates.com website, served as an officer of 155 companies over his illustrious career. With Advanced Onco facing a few issues of cash as it tries to get its Harley Street facility installed and running, it is perhaps worth a gander through this record. Here are the first 29 listed on the OpenCorporates.com website (actually it is 30, but one appears to be a double entry so has been removed).

1 day ago | By HotStockRockets |

Metal Tiger – slightly delayed fundraising completes, shares recovering - buy

On tipping shares in Metal Tiger (MTR) earlier this month, we noted an oversubscribed (initially £3 million, but then £4.29 million) fundraising through well-known North American natural resources name Sprott. Tiger has now announced the closing of the funding…

1 day ago | By Lucian Miers |

More Red Flags at BNN Technology

BNN Technology (BNN) published its Annual Report last week along with an update on its current cash position and the appointment of a new Non-Exec Chairman. The share price has rallied 6% but is still shy of the 80p at which broker Mirabaud recently raised £25 million - and, looking through the bluster, there are some serious issues that holders might care to consider.

13 hours ago | By David Scott |

You are hereby on notice as retail bubbles start to pop

Artificial political constructs never last. The EU is great for the “elites” in Brussels; not so much for the average citizen and the tragedy of monetary union is that Europe's political class has gone to extreme lengths to hold the euro together regardless of underlying economic logic. But this has only perpetuated and exacerbated the coming political crisis. "Monetary union has created a conflict between a centralised elite on the one hand, and the forces of democracy at the national level on the other. This is extraordinarily dangerous,” Mervyn King wrote in his recent book 'The End of Alchemy'. 

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13 hours ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

I'd Like to Be In Amerisur. Well, Actually I Already Am

Hello Share Snappers. It’s a bit disconcerting when you elect a share to bring to your notice and then find it appears on the list of most shorted shares on this stupendous website.

5 hours ago | By Darren Atwater |

1 day ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Chris Bailey and Johnny Hon discuss: Is China a Fraud-ridden bubble at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Chris Bailey of Financial Orbit and Johnny Hon of Global Group discuss: Is China a Fraud-ridden bubble? And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

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1 day ago | By Darren Atwater |

And the winner of the Labour Benefits caption contest is:

Friday, we asked you to caption the photo inside in recognition of the snap election. The results seem to show that ShareProphets readers are neither Labour voters nor CloudTag fans. 

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13 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Andalas - ramptastic news: in case you forgot it needs £500,000 (which it hasn't got) by Friday

Another day and another ramptastic "Operations Update" from Andalas Energy (ADL). Operations is a bit of a strong word as Andalas does not really have any. It should really have been "Jam Tomorrow" update but then again tomorrow suggests the jam may arrive which, given the track record of this dog, looks unlikely. What will arrive on Friday is a demand for £500,000 and as Andalas has sod all cash and is burning what it has at a rate of knots that is a bit of a problem. Oddly this is not mentioned in today's RNS.

13 hours ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Nigel Wray and Tom Winnifrith invest £8000 in two AIM shares to benefit Woodlarks at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Nigel Wray and Tom Winnifrith invest £8000 in two AIM shares to benefit Woodlarks. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

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13 hours ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Paul Scott finds Nigel Wray's and Paul Mumford's investment strategies at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Paul Scott finds Nigel Wray's and Paul Mumford's investment strategies. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

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9 hours ago | By Steve Moore |

WANdisco – record contract win & Q1 update offer some further encouragement, but…

I previously wrote on WANdisco (WAND) in January – ‘one quarter does not an investment make, but offers some encouragement for shareholders’. The following updates with the shares currently on the rise on the back of a “Significant customer win and Q1 update” announcement…

1 day ago | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

Notes from Underground: Well, that was quick

After all the fussing and moaning about Tom leaving the site to pick olives or raise snakes or whatever it is he's doing, and following a spectacular week where the most popular story was written by yours truly, we have come to what we all expected in the first place. The number one story this week is General Election June 8th - Surely there is no doubt as to the outcome, there is no uncertainty now, written by one Tom Winnifrith.

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