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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


3 May 2013, 12:33 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Exclusive Evil Knievil loses more than £250,000 as he closes ASOS short…but

We can exclusive reveal that infamous bear raider Evil Knievil has thrown in the towel on his attempts to short online retailer ASOS (ASC) and has closed his short.

3 May 2013, 09:36 | By Zak Mir |

Buy Thomas Cook: 160p Now Possible

At one stage in the recent past it did appear that tour operator Thomas Cook (TCG) may be heading for that Great Package Holiday in the sky, with the share price touching as low as 13p at worst.

3 May 2013, 09:22 | By Lucian Miers |

Breaking news: Lucian Miers adds to to Renishaw short AFTER trading statement

ShareProphets can reveal that infamous bear raider Lucian Miers has added to his short in Renishaw after today’s trading statements.

3 May 2013, 09:02 | By Tom Winnifrith |

In the AIM Cesspit: Gulf Keystone AGM Location Switch – shall I go to Bermuda?


In 2011 and 2012 AIM listed Gulf Keystone (GKP) held its AGM in Paris. This year it is to be in Bermuda…why the switch?

3 May 2013, 08:52 | By Zak Mir |

Buy Ocado (OCDO): Lack Of Profits Not A Problem For A £1bn Price Tag

You might have thought that there would be some relationship between the share price of online grocer Ocado and the amount of money the group is making.

3 May 2013, 08:46 | By Robert Sutherland Smith |

Pearson: an attractive dividend yield

The indicative first quarter management statement for the current year to 31 December 2012 focussed, as it is, on the changing business model of the company reminded me that Pearson (PSON) has existed as an independent British company since the nineteenth century.

2 May 2013, 22:18 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Gulf Keystone: Your statement makes me even more worried


I am expecting that the next statement from Gulf Keystone will be “The company knows of no reason for the decline in its share price.”

2 May 2013, 20:30 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Ruspetro – owned by its banks with director’s dealings a negative

Fully listed Ruspetro (RPO) is the sort of company that should be on the cesspit AIM market – in fact its track record to date would put even parts of AIM to shame.

2 May 2013, 18:09 | By Zak Mir |

Gold Oil (GOO): Failed Gap Fill Implies Further Losses

While there may be worse charting situations than Gold Oil in the resources minnows area, even after the one year unwinding of the early 2012 spike, this stock would appear to be on the back foot.

2 May 2013, 18:00 | By Staff Writer |

VSA: Goldplat shares to double to 21p after Trading Statement

Following yesterday’s trading statement from Goldplat (GDP) house broker VSA Resources has
reiterated its buy stance on the stock at 10.25p with a 21p target price.

2 May 2013, 17:42 | By Thierry Laguide |

Kingfisher: The rally can not be trusted

Shares in Kingfisher (KGF) have rallied strongly in the past few weeks .

2 May 2013, 17:34 | By Tom Winnifrith |

A Question for Sefton Resources


On 9th April AIM listed Sefton Resources (SER) issued an RNS in which it stated explicitly that March output data from its California field was 3,208 barrels (103 bopd) and that this data had been reported to DOGGR, The California State supervisor.

2 May 2013, 17:32 | By Steven Moore |

Stanley Gibbons - a stamp of approval as a long-term investment?

AIM-listed Stanley Gibbons (SGI) is a market leading stamps and collectibles business and brand. In a current economic environment of uncertainty, where safe yield is hard to find and with the internet facilitating accessibility, the company yesterday reported “continued strength of the global philatelic market” and “new high net worth collectors entering the market”.

2 May 2013, 17:30 | By Staff Writer |

Sefton Resources heading for sub 0.2p within months – Technical Analysis


The views of our esteemed colleague Tom Winnifrith on this company are well known. The outlook from a technical perspective is interesting, if not encouraging.

2 May 2013, 16:53 | By Zak Mir |

Gold Oil (GOO): Failed Gap Fill Implies Further Losses

While there may be worse charting situations than Gold Oil in the resources minnows area, even after the one year unwinding of the early 2012 spike, this stock would appear to be on the back foot.

2 May 2013, 14:40 | By Staff Writer |

Leni Gas & Oil New Debt facility: Broker Old Park Lane shares to soar from 1.06p to 3.1p


Leni Gas & Oil (LGO) has today announced a deal with Meridian SEZC through which Meridian will provide Leni with a debt facility of up to US$50m.

2 May 2013, 14:33 | By Zak Mir |

Iofina (IOF): Quadruple Technical Sell Triggers

It would appear that for differing reasons both Miers and Mir see downside at Iofina today.

2 May 2013, 12:02 | By Tom Winnifrith |

New weekly feature: The Most Ramped stocks on AIM

I offer no comment on this weekly feature it is a simple matter of observation.

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2 May 2013, 11:28 | By Lucian Miers |

Sell Iofina – no room for error

Amid the slow motion train wreck that is the AIM market, one stock has certainly bucked the trend. Since raising money at 37.5p less than a year ago Iofina PLC (IOF) has seen its share price rocket to 232p before settling back at today’s 190p. T

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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