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Monday 29 May 2017 The one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares


7 June 2013, 14:52 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Green Investors Beware – Learn from Spain

The pain in Spain falls mainly on….everybody. But right now it is investors in a range of solar schemes that are taking an almighty beating and there is a lesson and warning here for anyone considering backing any one of those numerous solar or wind schemes you see flagged as sure-fire winners across the globe.

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7 June 2013, 14:08 | By Steven Moore |

Buy Leyshon Resources - risk-reward trade off continues to look appealing

Last month, with its shares at 15.625p, I concluded here that the risk-reward trade off with China-focused, AIM and Aussie listed, gas explorer Leyshon Resources (LRL) continued to look attractive. The company has since announced what it emphasises as “a very encouraging early step in de-risking” its Zijinshan gas project.

7 June 2013, 12:39 | By Ross Norman of Sharps Pixley |

Gold Buyers Cheer as the Dollar Index falls


The U.S. Comex gold futures rebounded 1.33 percent in the past two days to $1,415.80 on Thursday while the Dollar Index plunged 1.49 percent to finish at 81.537 on Thursday.

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7 June 2013, 12:06 | By Zak Mir |

Fastjet`s 1 million share wedge

Are you may imagine, being a Chartist I have no other means of determining the merits of a company other than the squiggles on the screen in front of me. In the case of Fastjet it had been apparent that a recovery was on the cards, it was simply a question of timing as to when the shares would break the parameters of a bullish falling wedge formation which has been on the daily chart since the beginning of the year.

7 June 2013, 10:53 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Are Lochard Energy shareholders mad? The latest statement on the Parkmead Offer


On 23rd May it was announced that Parkmead (PMG) was to buy Lochard Energy (LHD) in an all share deal worth c 4.9p per share. 41% of Lochard shareholders have agreed unconditionally but some – including the former CEO are trying to block the deal.

7 June 2013, 09:39 | By Staff Writer |

Goldplat a buy at 7p – 8.6% yield is safe says house broker SP Angel


Notwithstanding its profits warning earlier this week AIM listed gold producer Goldplat will maintain its dividend claims house broker SP Angel and thus at 7p the stock yields 8.6%.

6 June 2013, 19:34 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Exclusive: Alliance Pharma – Nigel Wray buying today & why

Alliance Pharma (APH) is in the news today as it has announced an $11.5 million (£7.5 million) acquisition of all existing rights to the ‘Syntometrine’ drug from industry major Novartis

6 June 2013, 19:24 | By Steven Moore |

Sanderson Group - interim results, buy

Sanderson Group (SND), the AIM-listed software and IT services company specialising in the multi-channel retail and manufacturing markets in the UK and Ireland, has announced a pre-tax profit from continuing operations of £0.852 million (up from £0.624 million) on revenue up 3.7%, at £6.37 million, generating earnings per share of 1.84p (up from 0.87p) for the six months ended 31st March 2013.

6 June 2013, 18:31 | By Tom Winnifrith |

This week`s Most Ramped stocks on AIM June 6 2013

I offer no comment on this weekly feature it is a simple matter of observation. The two tables below show the most active discussions on the ADVFN and iii Bulletin Boards as of a Thursday morning.

6 June 2013, 18:16 | By Adnan Sidique |

Alliance Pharma - quality AIM stock to buy

Specialty pharmaceutical company Alliance Pharma (APH) has today announced an $11.5 million (£7.5 million) acquisition of all existing rights to the ‘Syntometrine’ drug from industry major Novartis. This is part of its strategy of buying in “orphan” brands from majors which it can then monetize by flogging through its existing sales infrastructure.

6 June 2013, 17:29 | By Steven Moore |

Noble Investments - interim results, buy

Ostensibly the interim numbers released late last month by AIM-listed collectibles company Noble Investments (NBL) didn’t make positive reading – showing a pre-tax profit down from £2.42 million in the comparative prior year period to £0.504 million on revenue, excluding a £1.39 million contribution from the December acquired Fine Art Auction Group Ltd, 4.5% lower.

6 June 2013, 17:25 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Buy Silverdell at 14.5p with a 25p target


Specialist environmental support services group Silverdell (LSE: SID) announced its results for the six months ended 31st March 2013 yesterday.

6 June 2013, 14:53 | By Zak Mir |

Buy Cyan Holdings (CYAN): Initial 1p Target

Although it can be seen from the daily chart of Cyan over the past couple of years that the shares and their road to recovery have been peppered with false starts, traps and gaps, through all the noise we still have the fact that 2013 support above 0.4p was a major higher low versus the multiple bear traps over the middle of last year.

6 June 2013, 14:49 | By Zak Mir |

Premier Gold Resources (PGR): The Journey Towards 0.5p Begins

Premier Gold Resources is not a stock which was on my personal radar in terms of potential recovery situations. However, it was offered up to me by a kindly Twitter follower. What can be seen on the daily chart currently is that we appear to be in the run-up to a combination of a bear trap reversal, and a W-shaped rebound contender.

6 June 2013, 14:44 | By Zak Mir |

Buy Tower Resources (TRP): Triple Bear Trap Reversal Targets 2.4p

Perhaps more than anything else what gives charting a bad reputation is when what appears to be the perfect formation/pattern then goes and gives traders a slap in the face.

6 June 2013, 14:41 | By Zak Mir |

Buy Cadogan Petroleum (CAD): 200 DMA Break Targets 25p

There are some recovery situations where a great deal of head scratching and soul-searching is required to finally plucked up the courage and press the buy button. However, it would appear that after an exceedingly long wait Cadogan Petroleum as returned as a likely share price revival contender, and done so in style.

6 June 2013, 14:32 | By Zak Mir |

African Eagle (AFE): Wings Remain Clipped

It is quite clear from the daily chart of African Eagle in recent months and years that this is certainly not the type stock that dreams are made of, unless of course you are a bear.

6 June 2013, 10:17 | By Steven Moore |

Buy Kentz - contract award, value still on offer

FTSE-250 engineering, procurement, construction and technical support services group, Kentz (KENZ) has announced it has been awarded its “largest US contract to date” - this for the Point Thomson gas cycling and condensate production plant in Alaska.

6 June 2013, 09:57 | By Zak Mir |

Cupid (CUP): Never Mind The Bollocks

A great album by the Sex Pistols, one of the greatest albums ever, and although Johnny Rotten did not know it of the time, the perfect retort to the latest article on Cupid by Tom Winnifrith.

5 June 2013, 21:34 | By Robert Sutherland Smith |

Greggs Q1 2013: is the 4.8% yield safe?

There is something comforting about Greggs (GRG) the Newcastle based convenience food company;  as reassuring as Geordies cheerfully tucking into sausage rolls, whilst sitting astride a cask of Newcastle Brown to the sound of a brass band playing “Pick ya feet up Geordie Hinnie” - and what is wrong with than man, do I hear you ask?

29 May 2017, 07:46 | 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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28 May 2017, 10:24 | 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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24 May 2017, 09:31 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Advanced Oncotherapy – just what are the terms of the Bracknor funding?

AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has this morning announced another conversion of death-spiral loan notes by Bracknor. That is not news – there have been plenty already and there are many more to come. But for the third time in succession we seem to have different terms being applied. Surely it is time for the company to tell the market what is going on?

23 May 2017, 08:16 | By Malcolm Stacey |

All Eyes On OPEC. Will It Come Up with Goods or Will our Oil Shares Slide Down a Greasy Pole?

One of the most fascinating scenes I’ve seen for some time is the sight of Big Donald jigging around with some sort of weird entertainment put on by the Saudi’s for the President's visit. It almost made me forget the big benefit of this amiable state visit on share shifters like us. And that of course is that the President’s friendly reception sent the oil price up.

23 May 2017, 08:34 | By ShareProphets |

UK Investor Show 2017 ‘Dragon’s Den’ picks update

The sold-out success that was the 1st April 2017 UK Investor Show again saw five 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a pitch and three Dragons each picked one stock for a £1,000 investment. How are they faring so far?...

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23 May 2017, 08:34 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Andalas raises £600,000 - which means net cash is less than ZERO - it's still bust & worthless

With some great investigative journalism of which this website would have been proud, Brokerman Dan flushed it out a few weeks ago. The former bank robber - correctly - stated that Andalas (ADL) was looking to raise £1 million at 0.06p and the AIM listed crock of shit suspended its shares. Today they are unsuspended after the company raised £600,000 at 0.1p. It says this is at a premium to the suspension price. But it is a spoof, Andalas is still bust. It is insolvent as of today!

23 May 2017, 08:31 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Filthy Forty Aquatic Foods – problems getting the cash out of PRC? Er…..

Yesterday lunchtime (1pm – the new no-one-is-watching o’clock) ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty purveyor of all things fishy, Aquatics Foods Group (AFG) served up a Q1 trading statement showing broadly flat sales, but rising costs. The really good news is that the cash-pile is even higher than before, at RMB 485 million – c. £54 million, or about five times the market capitalisation. The bad news….

23 May 2017, 08:34 | By Cynical Bear |

Boxhill Technologies: Happy anniversary, M’Lud – shocking performance, mind

Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun? It’s now been a year since Boxhill Technologies’ (BOX) CEO stepped down and Lord Razzall stepped into the role of Executive Chairman while looking for a replacement. Worth having a look how the boss has done – not good is the short answer, so doubt shareholders have been having too much fun. Read on for the longer answer.

23 May 2017, 08:34 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Advanced Oncotherapy – EGM clock ticking again as shares resume slide

I can’t help but notice that in the wake of a couple of Bracknor death-spiral loan note conversions, shares in AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy have rather slipped again. Indeed, having scraped onto the 27.5p watermark on Monday last week (and thus avoided an EGM to drop the nominal price of the shares) as the result of spoof boardroom buying, it has been one-way traffic ever since, down to 22.75p last seen.

23 May 2017, 08:35 | By Cynical Bear |

Challenger Acquisitions: Shameful rampathon – the FCA should investigate

Any reader of my pieces will know I hold Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) in pretty low regard but the outrageous ramping that has now gone on for the last four trading days is an absolute disgrace and the FCA should take a look. I’ll explain.

23 May 2017, 08:35 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Amryt at 22.5p worth 62p - new 44 page report

Take a look! European investors are clearly failing to grasp the very significant financial and commercial benefits available for Orphan or Rare Disease drug developers. So much so in fact, that sector-focussed Amryt Pharma (AMYT) finds no quoted peers in London, yet a good basket of NASDAQ-listed comparables are seen to command a significant premium despite mostly being pre-revenue and somewhat earlier in their development. Such anomalies can and, of course, do rapidly correct. 

24 May 2017, 08:01 | 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.

23 May 2017, 15:10 | By Steve Moore |

Aeorema Communications – 1:01pm “Trading Update” announcement. Uh oh…

Aeorema Communications (AEO) has followed a 12:43pm profit warning ah sorry, “Trading Update” announcement, in December with a 1:01pm “Trading Update” announcement today. I’ll give you whatever odds you want on this being good news…

24 May 2017, 08:03 | 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.

24 May 2017, 08:02 | 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!

24 May 2017, 12:52 | 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.

24 May 2017, 12:54 | 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...

29 May 2017, 07:46 | 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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28 May 2017, 10:24 | 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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28 May 2017, 10:23 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Market abuse, PCGE, an honest if careless scouse tipster and the sordid underbelly of AIM

Having explained how folks paying up to 0.16p for shares in PGCE fully deserved the rogering they got on Friday after a new media rampfest turned sour I was startled to be told by some professional TW hater "but you tipped it, Doc Holiday said so". Au contraire.

28 May 2017, 10:23 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Malay Junk Fusionex - to end the AIM farce - RNS at no-one is watching a clock - as £55 million of UK cash goes up in smoke

At 5.30 PM on the Friday before the bank holiday, no-one is watching O'Clock, Fusionex (FXI) said that it was to delist from AIM. The shares closed the day off 2p at 129p but will absolutely crater Tuesday as this stinks as we have warned you so many times - as you can see HERE. Once again we are vindicated and the City pump & promote machine must hang its head in shame.

29 May 2017, 07:42 | By Tom Winnifrith |

British Airways- why I was not flying Saturday: an ex customer writes about it and the journalists it bribes

I was due to fly back to Greece on Saturday with British Airways but I did not. It is not for the reason you think, there being no British Airways flights at all out of Heathrow and Gatwick due to an IT bollocks up, but for other reasons equally damning of the airline, now part of International Airlines Group (IAG).

28 May 2017, 10:20 | By Gary Newman |

Petrofac can still recover after recent bad news

Petrofac (PFC) has seen its share price get absolutely hammered in recent weeks, and although some will probably think I am mad, I can see a buying opportunity here at these levels.

28 May 2017, 10:22 | By HotStockRockets |

Union Jack Oil - Wressle Update: BUY

Union Jack Oil (UJO) has announced that Egdon, the operator of blocks PEDL180 and PEDL182, the Lincolnshire based Wressle prospect, has received a variation to the Mining Waste Permit. Union jack has a 15% stake in Wressle where progress in getting the field producing has been delayed by NIMBY's at the County Council.

29 May 2017, 07:43 | By Tom Winnifrith |

African Potash fraud - litigation update

The case for suing Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald over the African Potash (AFPO) fraud builds. It may be that CEO Lyin Chris Cleverley is also sued by shareholders who lost out although it is suspected that he has little in the way of assets so it may be worth sticking with Cantor. The man running the case Peter Petyt has just sent the following update with intriguing new information:

29 May 2017, 07:29 | By ShareProphets |

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - Spring Bank Holiday update

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

28 May 2017, 10:23 | By Steve Moore & Tom Winnifrith |

Alliance Pharma – positive AGM update, remains an buy

Alliance Pharma (APH) has made an AGM update announcement, including that trading “is good and in line with the board's expectations” and that “cash flow in the business remains strong”. This is a healthy reaffirmation of our BUY tip of last month which is now well in the money.

29 May 2017, 07:44 | By Tom Winnifrith |

ShareSoc has it (almost) 100% right - where is the justice on RBS?

Now that Roger "Ramper" Lawson has been resigned from ShareSoc in disgrace, ShareSoc it is starting to serve up some opinions of worth. Its latest comment on the RBS scandal is bang on the money and shows why the UK Financial system is flawed and will screw we little people every time.

28 May 2017, 10:19 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Eden Research Plc – What is really going on with its terpene technology license from UMMS?

AIM Listed fraud Eden Research (EDEN) has bneen shown to have committed FRAUD, has been panned by the FRC and is still under FRC investigation (whatever it says). But there coulde be an even bigger problem. In its AIM admission document Eden explained that an element of its terpene chemistry was licensed as set out below:

29 May 2017, 07:27 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Who Has Short Shorts? Perhaps Nobody Should - Unless They're Experts.

Hello Share Poolers. Shorting ain’t for moi. I’ve lost too much money, too fast to make it pleasurable. Painful is more the word.

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29 May 2017, 07:31 | By Gary Newman |

Cost cutting could prove costly for International Airlines Group

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) has been on a steady upwards trajectory ever since taking a big hit to its share price when the UK voted in favour of Brexit last June, but that rise looks like it is about to hit a brick wall following last week’s debacle involving British Airways.

29 May 2017, 07:44 | By Darren Atwater |

Winner of the Bulletin Board Moron of the week contest sponsored by Granny Snuffs & Wildes

Ai Yi Yi. The submissions this week were a right mess. Focus on the morons, people, the goal is not to be one yourself. Nevertheless, we have a worthy winner. 

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29 May 2017, 09:57 | By ShareProphets |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest sponsored by Diane Abbott MP

In this week's contest we are looking for special examples of folks who learned their maths the Diane Abbott way. The morons you nominate may have had a different hairstyle when they posted rubbish on a Bulletin Board or on twitter but that is no excuse. As ever we seek your nominations for Bulletin Board Moron of the week with a deadline of midnight on Sunday 4th June. Post away in the comments section below.

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28 May 2017, 10:21 | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

General Election Caption Contest Winner: Gruesome twosome, Katie Hopkins and Jeremy Corbyn

Well, apparently these two have few fans on ShareProphets as you can see from the submissions. But we've selected a first time winner.

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