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The June edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - 5 share Tips, voting guide, and where to emigrate if the wrong party wins
Published 1 day ago
I tipped shares in Saffron Energy (SRON) but urged folks to take profits some months ago. The shares were then 8p+ having listed at 5p. In recent weeks the shares have slithered back towards that 5p and I have been urged by folks to re-tip. I resisted that urge. Something was wrong. Now we all know what some folks have clearly known for a while, what the problem is.
Published 15 days ago
Private investors often seem to have very short memories, and although many have previously been badly burned by putting money into Mosman Oil and Gas (MSMN), some were flocking back into the company again today, sending its share price rocketing.
Published 21 days ago
Oilex (OEX) took a big hit to its share price this week following news of an unsuccessful workover at two of its oil wells, and it is hard to see how the company is going to turn things around.
Published 31 days ago
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.
Published 38 days ago
Vedanta Resources (VED) was one of my best performing shares during 2016, and after a significant pullback in the share price in recent months it is well worth considering buying back in at current levels.
Published 68 days ago
There suddenly seems to be a lot of excitement all over twitter and the bulletin boards about a tiny AIM shell called Infinity Energy SA (INFT) – but of course that wouldn’t have anything at all to do with the recent placing and placees looking to offload for a quick profit!
Published 91 days ago
I’ve been bearish on the valuation of Sound Energy (SOU) for a while now, and nothing in the updates this week on Tendrara or its final results have changed that opinion. Don’t get me wrong, I can certainly see potential in this company, and it has done well to turn things around and get to where it is currently, but I still think that it is crazy that it is trading at a market cap of well over £500 million at this point in time.
Published 97 days ago
There was exciting news out yesterday from Solo Oil (SOLO) with its venture into the specialty gas market, it is taking up to a 20% stake in Tanzania focused Helium One Limited .
Published 101 days ago
Chariot Oil and Gas (CHAR) has begun to get my attention again recently as it has plenty going on operationally during the next year or so, and could well become a popular share to be in once again.
Published 105 days ago
TLOU Energy (TLOU) was once one of those AIM companies that was hugely popular with PIs and was attracting a lot of attention and hype. Now that has now subsided, I can see real potential with this company going forward given the track record of those who are running it.
Published 109 days ago
Previously writing on engineering company Goodwin (GDWN) in September with the shares at 1980p, I concluded that the energy industry environment saw me cautious and avoiding the shares. They were little changed on the prior 1895p close before an “Interim Management Statement” announcement at 2:15pm. A cause for alarm?...
Published 122 days ago
Premier Oil (PMO) is a company that I have been bearish on so far in 2017, but it has now reached a level where I would consider changing my stance to a buy, or at the very least one to watch closely for when the recent trend changes direction and it starts to bounce.
Published 127 days ago
Hello Share Spikers. I do like a firm with a novel idea which seems to have potential. It makes share-shifting a lot more exciting when we can find a company which offers a different kind of service which seems to work. I refer you today to Inspired Energy (INSE).
Published 138 days ago
Northbridge Industrial Services (NBI) is “pleased to issue” a trading update for the 2016 calendar year, yet the shares have responded more than 8% lower to 123.5p. Hmmm...
Published 144 days ago
The market doesn’t like uncertainty, and that is why Premier Oil (PMO) has been continuing to under-perform in comparison to some of its peers in the oil and gas producing sector in terms of the share price.
Published 145 days ago
Hello Share Pagers. The results of Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) were not too clever. Profits down by another 37% on last time. But remember how lousy the price of Brent Crude is at the moment.
Published 146 days ago
With its shares down more than 11% on Tuesday and further more than 12% on Wednesday morning, cue a 1:48pm “Trading Update” announcement from Plexus Holdings (POS). And you’ll never guess what (you will)…
Published 150 days ago
The last couple of years have been a torrid time for those holding shares in small oil and gas exploration companies in general, with very few exceptions.
Published 162 days ago
Previously writing on another ludicrous results statement from Nature Group (NGR), I noted ‘we’ll see on the loss-making Gibraltar entity (“held for sale” net assets on the balance sheet £0.79 million)’. Today there is a “Sale of Gibraltar Operations” announcement, though which also includes a trading update…
Published 164 days ago
Usually when shares in a small AIM company has risen by nearly 300% from the level where I recommended it as a buy, I would be advising to take your profits before the almost inevitable retrace that so many suffer from.
Published 180 days ago
Valuing small resource companies can be difficult, and often they will appear to be far cheaper than they really are. The bulletin boards, Twitter, etc are full of people extolling the virtues of the companies that they are invested in and pointing out that they should be worth far more than what the share price currently reflects.
Published 180 days ago
Hello Share Splodgers. Have you considered buying shares in Petrofac (PFC)? It’s one of the world’s biggest providers of infrastructure, including buildings and equipment to the oil and gas world.
Published 197 days ago
Provider of data, studies and services to the natural resources and energy sectors, Getech (GTC) has updated in conjunction with its AGM – and the shares have currently responded approaching 10% higher, to 35p…
Published 202 days ago
Shares in oil and gas engineering services company Plexus (POS) are currently more than 12.5% higher, at 73p, on the back of an “AGM Statement” which argues “with a strengthened balance sheet, a large wellhead inventory, an expanded suite of Plexus products, partners in strategically important territories, and a successful track record with a who's who of blue chip operators, Plexus is in a strong position to take advantage of and benefit from the next cyclical upswing”. Hmmm…
Published 205 days ago
When it comes to companies in the natural resources sector on AIM it is always interesting to go back and look at their history, and some of them have a very chequered one to say the least under various former names!
Published 219 days ago
Shares in Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) have performed brilliantly since I tipped them as a buy, but I would now be looking to bank at least some of that profit in the near future.
Published 230 days ago
Even with all of the other craziness in the markets, the ridiculous share price rise in Mosman Oil and Gas (MSMN) still managed to stand out!
Published 251 days ago
Oil still has a long way to go before it is at a healthy level for many oil companies, but the recent rise back above $50 a barrel certainly seems to be creating some interest in the sector, at least for the time being.
Published 252 days ago
Hello Share Squeezers. I’ve been having fun lately trying to get cheaper car insurance. You know how it is - the renewal quote is always a heck of a lot more than your current policy. Though they always forget to remind you what you first paid.
Published 261 days ago
Large increases in share price on smaller AIM companies always get my attention, especially in the case of Nu-oil and Gas (NUOG) which closed up over 400% in a single day last week.
Published 264 days ago
In my humble view, now could be a good time to return to oil shares. I certainly hope so, as I have lost a packet since the big oil crash which began a few years ago. I’ve gradually dumped my holdings in the hopeful explorers, but I still have major holdings in the big producers, like Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA), BP (BP.) and Tullow (TLW). All of them are well shy of their previous bests.
Published 267 days ago
Hello Share Screamers. It's quite a few years back now that I made a juicy packet out of my Centrica (CNA) shares, first bought in a government share-buy scheme. Seems centuries since we had those tempting offers, doesn’t it? Ever since I sold those shares, I can report that they have not done particularly well. The big problem with Centrica (CNA), which trades as British Gas, is the growing competition.
Published 273 days ago
Following an absolutely ludicrous results statement previously, Nature Group (NGR) is “pleased to announce the unaudited interim results for the six months to 30 June 2016”. The shares are currently approaching 8% lower, at 4.375p, in response. Is the company at it again? …
Published 286 days ago
Following Sepura, the intra-day profit disappointment continued (although to a much lesser degree) with a 2:40pm announcement from engineering company Goodwin (GDWN) – this including notice of a current year first quarter (to 31st July) pre-tax profit down £0.75 million from the corresponding 2015 period, to £3.05 million...
Published 288 days ago
Having slid back towards 12p following a June announcement of results for its year ended 31st March 2016, shares in oilfield services technology and equipment supplier, Enteq Upstream (NTQ) are currently steady at 16p on the back of an “AGM Statement” announcement, which includes an update on current conditions in the industry…
Published 293 days ago
Earlier this week Solo Oil (SOLO) announced quite startling news - that it was to lapse an option to buy an additional 1.25% stake in the Kiliwani gas field a deal first announced back in February of this year. This leaves Solo's stake at 7.125% but begs very serious questions of Neil Ritson's floundering company. Is bankruptcy looming and is Kiliwani not living up to the hype?
Published 302 days ago
“Braemar Shipping Services plc (BMS) provides the following trading update, further to our AGM Trading Update on 30 June 2016”. Not ‘pleased to provide’, just “provides”, Uh-oh...
Published 302 days ago
Having initially warned of further downside risk with the shares at 166p HERE, I note shares in Pressure Technologies (PRES) are currently more than 11% lower today, at 140p, on the back of an “Update on Recent Trading”…
Published 323 days ago
One of the biggest red flags of a company being ridiculously over-priced is its directors selling shares, and that certainly looks to be the case with Sound Energy (SOU) following its after hours RNS!
Published 329 days ago
You would have thought I had learnt my lesson on the temporary power market following the disastrous APR Energy ‘excitements’ of a year plus ago. Perhaps I feel emboldened because the ultimate takeover of the company by a do-gooding consortium bailed me out on the name and added a touch of profit to boot. Alternatively I feel a touch of unfinished business on Aggreko (AGK) after calling the stock interesting when it exited the FTSE-100 fifteen months ago and it has quietly been one of the stars of my portfolio year-to-date. At least until today.
Published 331 days ago
Industrial equipment provider Northbridge (NBI) “is pleased to issue the following pre-close trading update in advance of its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2016, which are scheduled to be released on 29 September 2016”. “Pleased to issue”. Good, good, but what’s that?, the shares currently down more than 11% on the back of the announcement? Hmmm…
Published 332 days ago
Geo-political instability can make investments far more risky, but alongside that you will often find the potential for large returns with companies which look undervalued based upon their fundamentals.
Published 339 days ago
Sound Energy (SOU) has been one of the best performing small oil companies this year in terms of its share price, but when you take a closer look it is hard to see how it justifies anywhere remotely close to its current valuation.
Published 349 days ago
I am often left struggling to find smaller oil companies that actually look a good investment, as opposed to just a gamble on a single big drill, or where all of the potential future value is in the ground with no actual plan or finance in place to get it out!
Published 351 days ago
In a market filled with companies that have wasted a small fortune and haven’t got a lot to show for it, Frontera Resources still manages to stand out from the rest as having taken both to a new level!
Published 358 days ago
Provider of support vessels to the offshore oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, Gulf Marine Services (GMS) has released an “Operational and Trading Update” commencing that clients in the Middle East are “seeking cost efficiencies as a result of the challenging low oil price environment”. Uh oh…
Published 375 days ago
Many private investors love a bit of a gamble on a big exploration oil drill and there is always plenty of hype surrounding them, but over the past year or so very few have taken place, certainly compared to previous years anyway.
Published 383 days ago
Having emphasised caution on shares in provider of data, studies and services to the oil, gas and mining exploration sectors, Getech (GTC) at 37.5p HERE, the following updates with them currently a further couple of percent lower, at 26p, on the back of a “Trading Update” with regard to the company’s year to end July 2016…
Published 387 days ago
Half-year results (to 31st March 2016) from Hardide plc (HDD), a company which “develops, manufactures and applies advanced technology tungsten-carbide coatings to a wide range of engineering components… Customers include leading companies operating in oil…” Uh oh...
Published 406 days ago
Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) has enjoyed a great run recently but now looks way over-priced to me and I would expect a return to reality in the near future.
Published 433 days ago
Currently I am wary of a lot of oil and gas producers, given some of the recent rises that we’ve seen, but there are still a few out there that seem to offer decent value.
Published 449 days ago
It is crunch time for MX Oil (MXO) and especially it’s CEO Stefan Oliver who is in ‘last chance saloon’ when it comes to delivering and placating his shareholders!
Published 470 days ago
Just over a month ago Solo Oil (SOLO) announced it was increasing its stake in the Kiliwani gas project in bongo bongo land and that it would sign an SPA and hand over $500,000 within 30 days. 30 days was last Saturday and still we await an RNS but Solo can't do that because it has not got the cash so instead...
Published 474 days ago
Glenwick (GWIK) is one of those AIM companies that continues to amaze me in terms of it's market valuation when you look at what it actually has on paper!
Published 489 days ago
Ascent Resources (AST) has delivered an “update to the market on further progress towards its goal of producing gas from the Petišovci field in 2016”. It is really great news but only the start.
Published 495 days ago
It is still my view that the current low oil price is offering plenty of opportunities to buy shares in producers at a depressed share price.
Published 497 days ago
Serving the oil, gas, alternative energy and defence markets, Pressure Technologies (PRES) has updated that it is currently showing "resilience" despite some extremely difficult markets. But is a profit warning ahoy? ...
Published 502 days ago
Bowleven (BLVN) like so many other AIM oil companies has been a big disappointment to anyone who has invested longer term – including myself in the past! But if you’re looking to buy into any smaller oil companies at a time when the oil price is down around the $30 area that we are currently seeing, then it would be high on my list, and probably right at the top.
Published 504 days ago
Having followed an August update that “market conditions in the year ahead will remain challenging but, based on the existing contracts and continued client interest, the directors remain optimistic for the future” with a November warning that “there remains considerable uncertainty about the state of the market and… accordingly we believe the year ahead will be trading substantially below current market expectations”, Getech Group (GTC) has now announced that “Raymond Wolfson is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer and director of the company with effect from no later than 31 July 2016”…
Published 571 days ago
In this podcast I discuss OPEC and the oil price. I think you should have some oil exposure via BP (BP.A) and I am intyerested in a couple of gas plays, notably Ascent (AST). But I remain uber bearish on oil juniors as I have been (correctly) for four years. Among those heading for zero which I discuss are Gulf Keystone (GKP), Xcite Energy (XEL), IGAS (IGAS), Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN), Northern Petroleum (NOP) and LGO Energy (LGO). And there are others take may not hit zero within a year but which still face share price decimation such as Solo (SOLO) and the Horse Shite/ Horse Hill Gatwick Gusher plays.
Published 574 days ago
North Sea-focused Cluff Natural Resources (CLNR) is understood to be poised to announce encouraging gas reserve figures for its licences in the southern North Sea’s Lytham Field. Steered by seasoned resources entrepreneur and former owner of the Spectator magazine Algy Cluff, the company, whose shares have fallen from a 12-month high of 4.87p to 3p on energy price weakness and delays to its underground coal gasification (UCG) project in Scotland, is thought by observers to have established potential reserves of more than 800 billion cubic feet, which could be worth between $20 million (£13.3 million) and $40 million.
Published 616 days ago
When I heard that CEB Resources (CEB) CEO Dave Whitby was coming to the UK for a meet and greet with investors I thought, “here we go”. As much as I like the story and can see the opportunity in the Indonesian gas market, Whitby’s visit looked like a par for the course placement run. So confident was I that this was just another foreign executive coming over to tap into the seemingly inexhaustible British desire for resource-based pipe dreams, I bet cynically bet Doc Holiday a fiver that the company would place within a month of Whitby leaving. I was wrong. Serve me right for taking on the market mechanics maestro.
Published 665 days ago
The CEB Resources (CEB) story has won over a lot of supporters in the market. This is unsurprising given the five-fold increase in the company’s share price since the start of the year. At 0.75p (last seen) CEB is worth £5.4million, but the question for investors is having put in such a strong performance in the year to date, how much upside is left for the shares?
Published 725 days ago
Earlier today I reflected on how not that much had changed in the district of Athens in which I am staying. But then it struck me that something had changed: the roads are almost empty.
Published 812 days ago
Dissatisfied with your chocolate haul at Easter? Well if you are a BG Group (BG.) shareholder than industry behemoth Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB) has been kind enough to offer you a late Easter present. Today’s bid may only value BG shares back to a level seen in the middle of last year but at a theoretical near 50% premium to the previously prevailing share price.
Published 834 days ago
Diversified coal gasification play Cluff Natural Resources (CLNR) has raised £2.2 million to advance projects including one find with a potential 450 to 500 billion cubic feet of gas, worth some $1 billion (£662 million). The company raised the money at 4.25p, having tapped AIM for £2 million in December at a lesser 3p, and expects to spend £1.4 million of it preparing this year to seek planning approval, including submitting an environmental impact assessment, for test production at its key Kincardine underground coal gasification (UCG) project in Scotland’s Firth of Forth, which has been estimated to hold up to 350 million tonnes of coal.
Published 843 days ago
As a Sunday entrée we bring you rules 37-39 of the 49 Golden Rules of Making Money from Oil, Gas & Mining Shares, a book published just under a year ago by myself and Ben Turney. To get a free copy of the entire book mailed to you today just fill in the form HERE
Published 853 days ago
For those long suffering San Leon Energy (SLE) shareholders who have seen the stock fall by 28% in 2012, by 55% in 2013 and by 54% in 2014, some pain relief came yesterday when the company announced its first commercial conventional gas discovery, onshore Poland at its Rawicz test well.
Published 857 days ago
Ben Turney and I published this book last year and it is not a bad read for anyone considering investing in resource stocks. If you would like a free copy just fill in the form HERE. As a taster:
Published 892 days ago
We start today with another excerpt from The 49 Golden Rules of Making Money from Oil, Gas & Mining sharesby myself, Tom Winnifrith, and the young apprentice Ben Turney. Rules 27 and 28 cover Bulletin Board and paid for research. Actually these rules apply to making money from all shares. To download a free copy of the whole book fill in the form here
Published 920 days ago
Today we bring you rules 7 and 8 from The 49 Golden rules of Making Money from Oil, Gas and Mining shares by Tom Winnifrith. To get your free copy of the whole ebook sent to you by Christmas just fill in the form HERE
Published 934 days ago
Another Sunday and another excerpt from the 49 Golden Rules of Making Money from Oil, Gas & Mining shares by Tom Winnifrith and Ben Turney. You can download a free copy of this excellent book by filling in the form HERE
Published 941 days ago
Today we bring you an excerpt from the book published earlier this year by Tom Winnifrith and Ben Turney. You can order a free copy of the entire book HERE
Published 955 days ago
Earlier this year Tom Winnifrith & Ben Turney published an e-book “The 49 Golden Rules of Making Money from Oil, Gas and Mining Shares”. We have another 50 copies of this book to give away as a Christmas treat – simply fill in the form HERE. Meanwhile as a taster, here are rules 5 and 14.
Published 994 days ago
Tom Winnifrith now has FOUR books all written within the past year on sale on Amazon. Together they cost £29 but you can order all four for FREE today.
Published 1024 days ago
Shares in geoscience business specialising in the provision of data, studies and services to the oil, gas and mining exploration sectors, Getech (GTC) currently trade more than 13% higher today, at 64.5p, on the back of an announcement of “its largest ever single new contract, worth $5 million”. I update in the following having last month concluded, at 53p, that the shares looked to have some speculative appeal.
Published 1025 days ago
Following its recent acquisition of a 100% interest in the White Buffalo Prospect from Ward Petroleum located in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming I caught up with Matt Lofgran, CEO of AIM listed Nostra Terra Oil & Gas (NTOG) for a chat and what he said makes this stock look very interesting.
Published 1035 days ago
Ben Turney & I recently published a new e-book, The 49 Golden Rules of Making Money from Oil, Gas and Mining Shares. You can get a free copy sent to you by filling in the form HERE. But as a taster here are rules thirteen and fourteen.
Published 1036 days ago
Ben Turney & I recently published a new e-book, The 49 Golden Rules of Making Money from Oil, Gas and Mining Shares. You can get a free copy sent to you by filling in the form HERE. But as a taster here are rules eight and ten.
Published 1038 days ago
Myself & Ben Turney recently published a new e-book, The 49 Golden Rules of Making Money from Oil, Gas and Mining Shares. You can get a free copy sent to you by filling in the form HERE. But as a taster here are rules two and seven.
Published 1038 days ago
The 49’ers series continues with my newest book – the 49 Golden Rules of Making Money from oil, gas and mining stocks. It is published TODAY and you can buy it on Amazon for £6.25. Or we have 500 free copies to give away and you can download yours now by filling in the form below..
Published 1039 days ago
SSE (SSE) shares are currently trading at 1497p offering a yield of 5.79% and on a PE of 11.9. The dividend is covered around one and a half times, and the company has a good track record of consistently increasing its dividends. Many of SSE’s senior figures have said that dividend payment is one of their main priorities.
Published 1067 days ago
Sitting next to his newly constructed uber-environmentally eco-loo at his Greek Hovel Tom Winnifrith’s weekly video postcard does NOT mention Quindell (QPP).
Published 1078 days ago
Algy Cluff, the veteran resources entrepreneur and former owner of the Spectator magazine, is on the look-out for deals to propel Cluff Natural Resources (CLNR) into the business of turning off-shore coal deposits into gas-producing assets in a way he and the company’s backers claim will be able to provide cheap and environmentally acceptable fuel supplies for years to come. Speculation has suggested potential partners could include German engineering and electronics giant Siemens or Swiss-based chemicals group Ineos, active at the Grangemouth oil refinery in the Firth of Forth, but AIM-quoted Cluff Natural remains tight-lipped.
Published 1118 days ago
Today folk I update you on several fronts. First of all I will bring an end to two trades that I started in January. I said to sell Petro Matad (MATD) at 10.25p. It is now 3.75p. I said to buy Nostra Terra (NTOG) at 0.25p. It is now 0.34p. Well done to anyone who followed in and made stonking gains of 64% and 36%. Close out both now and take the cash.