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ONLY SIX days to go to THE event for anyone interested in making money from shares - BOOK NOW

Published 13 hours ago

After yesterday's debacle in Islington, there is clearly just 1 major event to go to for those who want to make money from shares - UK Investor Show. To meet more than 120 growth companies and to hear the most amazing cast of speakers you have to be there on April 1 at the QE2 Centre in London. There is just one show to go to so BOOK NOW and join 3,000 other people who want to make money from shares.

Unfortunate timing for Premier African placing - following ramp podcast earlier that day!

Published 14 hours ago

Premier African Minerals (PREM) was a company that I had high hopes for a couple of years back, but since then it has largely failed to live up to expectations on the operational front – especially in terms of producing revenue.

Big Sofa: US expansion - things looking very good! More big share price gains to come

Published 15 hours ago

We are already well ahead on this share tip. But we can still see it doubling from here!

FastForward Innovations – All the cash has gone so when’s the placing?

Published 15 hours ago

Having been put in a bad mood with the disappointing Schoold deal that I covered HERE, I thought I’d dig a bit deeper to see how much cash is left in Jim Mellon backed FastForward (FFWD) business and what I think that means for the future and why it looks overvalued to me.

FastForward Innovations – Did you lie or is Schoold just a rubbish investment?

Published 15 hours ago

I’ve been on the edge of my seat for a number of days as was expecting news from Jim Mellon backed FastForward Innovations (FFWD) on its Schoold deal at any moment as the 75 day exclusivity period with a potential strategic acquirer had reached an end. The anticlimactic news arrived on Friday (as covered in Tom’s Bearcast HERE) and I merely felt deflated but today I’ve woken up angry and wonder if FastForward has actually lied to me!

Tom Winnifrith: The Top short sellers, bears and fraudbusters all together on April 1 - don't miss out

Published 1 day ago

You might hate bear raiders. You might think that short selling is unethical. But what you cannot argue with is that ignoring men such as Evil Knievil when they sniff out a fraud or accounting malpractice will cost you a packet. At last year's UK Investor Show the Country's top bears did a detailed presention on AIM darling Avanti Communications, one of the AIM companies most beloved by professional fund managers. Since that warning Avanti shares have collapsed by more than 90%. This year the bears have new targets.

Worthington: Actual progress - I must be seeing things!

Published 1 day ago

Well, not much comedy gold to mine this week but Aidan Earley does appear to have kept to his side of the bargain and it would be churlish for me to ignore it. Yesterday he updated the long-suffering shareholders of Worthington (WRN) on the distribution of shares in Newco. A few questions remain; nevertheless, after about two and a half years of one delay after delay, any half positive move in the right direction should be applauded. So let’s take a look.

Shore Cap on Amryt at 18.5p - target price increased from 35p to 88p!

Published 1 day ago

Shore cap is House broker to Amryt Pharma (AMYT) so everything it writes cannot be said to be any way shape or form impartial. And since we own a shed load of the shares we are biased as hell too. Having said that this note is detailed and lifting the target price from 35p to 88p in light of recent news is pretty dramatic given that the shares were 18.5p on Friday when this "most excellent" research note came out.

Minoan - a Final Nai! Yes! Buy!

Published 1 day ago

We wake up to discover reports across the Greek press that the appeals against the Presidential Decree granting land use approval, for its cave Sidero Project in Crete have been rejected by the Greek Supreme Court. Minoan (MIN) says that it has not yet seen an announcement from the Greek Supreme Court but that it will update the market once one is issued.

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 24/03/2017

Published 2 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Flowgroup – energy supply business disposal & microCHP boiler production updates

Published 2 days ago

Writing last month on Flowgroup (FLOW) I noted the shares down below 6p, having been 25p+ less than a year ago. Having fallen further, to sub 4p, they have currently recovered to 5p following a couple of recent announcements…

Digital Barriers – trading warning (you were warned). Timberrrrrr…

Published 2 days ago

Shares in surveillance technology company Digital Barriers (DGB) are currently more than 17.5% lower, at 25.5p, on the back of a “Trading Update” announcement. Trading warning ahoy! You were warned

ECR Minerals - New Aussie Gold license, things are starting to bubble

Published 2 days ago

With funds replenished by the recent placing the new management team at ECR Minerals (ECR) is - as predicted - not hanging around. The shares are well up on our share tip  at a 1.7p offer, at 1.9p-2.05p. If you can get stock at 1.9p you should do so - our target to sell remains 2.5p+ and we expect to be there soon. The newsflow is only just starting.

David Buik of Panmure - not sure if your tweet is shameful or just pointless

Published 3 days ago

David Buik is one of those City grandees you are not allowed to criticise. It is like having a go at the late Queen Mum or beating baby seals to death. In that vein he sent out a tweet today which is wrong but I am not sure why exactly.

Yet another Cloudtag Countdown clock - how long till the Fady Lady sings?

Published 3 days ago

If no Nomad is prepared to act for the FRAUD Cloudtag (CTAG) then its shares, now suspended, will be booted off the AIM Casino. No AIM = no death spiral funding so it will - very soon - run out of, other people's cash, and will go bust. But the first step is being booted off AIM. And, inspired by liar Amit Ben Haim, we have a useful countdown clock until that ouzo moment. Enjoy.

How to Make Money on Full-Year Results - If You Dare

Published 3 days ago

Hello Sharemates. As predicted on this glorious website some time ago, the share price of IQE (IQE) would fall on reporting day - and then recover. In the event when the figures were revealed on Tuesday, the shares fell by about 12%. This was not logical, as the results were rather perky, as I outlined at the time.

Solid State – full-year trading update, what does “broadly in line” mean here?

Published 3 days ago

Specialist electronic equipment manufacturer and components distributor Solid State (SOLI) has made a “Trading Update” announcement – and the following reviews with the shares currently more than 10% lower, at around 450p, in response…

Advanced Oncotherapy - back at 31.5p - is Bracknor dumping or spoofing today? Timber!!!

Published 3 days ago

It is just eight days to the GM of Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) where shareholders are being asked to approve the issue of gazillions of new shares for the Bracknor death spiral. Since the alternative is going bust within weeks if not days then the result is a gimme although I intend attending - as the owner of 1 share - to ask some searching questions. But the collapse in the share price - the stock is now 31.5p mid, 30p bid tells you there are even bigger issues and that Advanced is, quite possibly toast whatever.

WYG – from “good forward visibility” in December to now a profit warning from the 2016 AIM Awards ‘Best Investor Communication’ winner!

Published 3 days ago

“Trading Update” announcement from WYG plc (WYG). Should be ok as the company’s December half-year report emphasised “a sound platform from which to deliver a full year performance in line with current market expectations”, with “good forward visibility” (as well as noting its “winning the Association for Consultancy and Engineering's Best UK Business Performance Award for a large firm and the AIM Awards Best Investor Communication Award”). Er, what? The shares currently down approaching 20%, at just over 100p?!?...

Solo's Star Rises with Latest Helium Investment

Published 4 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 .

Saffron Energy Bezzecca update - all good news

Published 4 days ago

Saffron (SRON) has confirmed that it has completed the logistics for a tie up of its Bezzecca natural gas project outside Milan within budget and on schedule. Certificates for mechanical and instrumentation completion have been issued and safety and performance testing is underway.

Frontera – well ahead of itself, sell

Published 4 days ago

One has to marvel at how oily serial disappointment AIM-listed Frontera (FRR) has doubled its share price since yesterday. Has it has a takeover? Nope. Has it announced a gusher? Nope. So what has sparked the rise? It seems  that it is in talks over a possible transaction involving a farm-out or joint operation arrangement within the area of its Block 12 holding in Georgia. But is this just a monster spoof?

Toople – Business plan failed and new funds needed: anyone surprised?

Published 4 days ago

I last commented on Sub-Standard Shocker XI member, Toople (TOOP), at the start of February (HERE) following its final results on 31 January, in which I was sceptical of its going concern claims and thought funds would be needed shortly. Funnily enough, it has now announced that the business is struggling and it needs new funds. No great surprise.

It's Now a Ten-Bagger, But The Upward Action is Probably Not Over Yet

Published 4 days ago

Hello Share Sappers. Occasionally armchair tycoons like us come across a little jewel. When it happens, and I’ve commended this share to you previously, it is very tempting to blow my own trumpet. Which is what I now do with Creightons (CRL).

eg solutions – full-year results emphasise “a real sense of momentum”, but a buy?

Published 4 days ago

Back-office workforce optimisation company, eg solutions (EGS) has announced results emphasising “in generating revenues of £5.7m and an adjusted EBITDA of £2.1m in a six-month period, we demonstrated just what the business is capable of”. Hmmm, “adjusted EBITDA” hey. Let’s take a closer look…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Terror attack on London Edition

Published 4 days ago

Clearly this is the story of the day. I reflect on this from various angles. I then move onto Franchise Brands (FRAN) shares in which surged 16% forcing a suspension. No insider dealing here guv, walk on, walk on. Then it is onto Bowleven (BLVN),  Yolo (YOLO), Starcom (STAR) which I may have called Starvest but I meant Starcom, Van Elle (VANL), Nyota (NYO) and finally the uber dog Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) which is in freefall. Hah! Death spiral shylocks Bracknor your spoof is not working is it! On the subject of terror I mention that evil bastard Martin McGuinness.You should not speak ill of the dead but for this unapologetic murderer  and for those in the media who praise him as a good man I make an exception HERE.  Mr McGuinness was a wicked man who sought no salvation in apology and repentance and, if there is a hell, his soul is right now burning at the heart of it. 

Optibiotix - Skinbiotherapeutics demerger: Mr Market does not fully realise what good news this is!

Published 4 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced - not before time we might note- that the demerger of its 52% unit Skinbiotherapeutics and its own AIM listing is underway. I should cocoa. Book building is cracking ahead on the Skinbiotix IPO. Optibiotix currently has an adjusted 52% of Skinbiotherapeutics.

Avanti Communications Kenya contract - it's 'avin' a giraffe

Published 4 days ago

Drowning in debt Avanti Communications (AVN) is 'avin' a giraffe once again with a new announcement of deal with no financials attached which is almost certainly utterly meaningless. Today we head to Kenya.

Starcom – “pleased to present” 2016 results, shares slump again…

Published 4 days ago

Chairman of tracking, monitoring and protection technology company Starcom (STAR), Michael Rosenberg, is “pleased to present the final audited accounts” for 2016. The shares have currently responded more than 17.5% lower, to 1.75p. Hmmm…

Van Elle – profit warning less than 5 months after AIM IPO!

Published 4 days ago

Well that didn’t take long; 26th October 2016: “Van Elle (VANL), the geotechnical contractor offering a wide range of ground engineering techniques and services to customers in a variety of UK construction end markets, is pleased to announce the admission to trading on the AIM market”22nd March 2017: trading update including “delay and deferral of contracts”

Cloudbuy – still no sign of tomorrow's Hartleys but toast certainly on the menu.

Published 5 days ago

AIM-listed e-commerce play Cloudbuy (CBUY) released its full year numbers for calendar 2016 this morning. Having had a rescue refinancing last year and a change of strategy the question was always whether all the good news announced over the last few years would ever be converted into revenue. The bad news is that it hasn’t yet. By the way, as a general point to the company, if you are going to reference notes to the accounts in the RNS and don’t include those notes people will think you have something to hide. It looks poor.

The Joke valuation that is Bushveld Minerals

Published 5 days ago

I explained some time ago why I thought that the management of Bushveld Minerals (BMN) had treated retail investors with clear contempt and why that made the stock uninvestable. In the short term this can go anywhere, in the long run shares in companies run by scumbags usually head south. I wake up and find that the shares are now 7p and so - with a lot of "assistance" from a great broker we can note.

Lekoil offers plenty of longer term upside

Published 5 days ago

Many AIM oil companies promise the earth, yet in most cases are still no nearer to actually producing anything despite a number of years having passed since their initial discoveries, so it is refreshing to see that there are exceptions to this trend.

DX Group - boardroom change General Meeting requisition follows recent planning & trading despair

Published 5 days ago

With planning despair following trading despair recently, there is now a boardroom change General Meeting requisition at DX Group (DX.)…

IQE Results May Be a Buying Opportunity as Shares Dip to Profit-Takers

Published 5 days ago

Hello Share Smackers. After a long - and for me nervous - wait, the full results for IQE (IQE) are in. And as I predicted on this terrific website, the shares fell on the announcement.

Earthport – interims argue ‘confidence in continued growth & prospects’, but include a net cash generation warning

Published 5 days ago

Cross-border payments network company Earthport (EPO) is “pleased to announce” results for its half year ended 31st December 2016. This is with stated “highlights” including 5 million transactions (prior year corresponding period: 2.7 million) and payment volume of $7.80 billion (prior year corresponding period: $3.95 billion) – and CEO Hank Uberoi emphasising “confidence in our continued growth and prospects”. Why then are the shares currently more than 8.5% lower, at 24p?...

Audioboom – BOOM! Discounted fundraising follows bullish ‘KPI’ update earlier this month

Published 5 days ago

Noting the balance sheet position (and related-party transactions) suggested continued caution, I previously updated on spoken-word audio platform company Audioboom (BOOM) earlier this month as the shares were recovering above 3p on the back of a “First Quarter KPI Update” announcement. Now BOOM – it’s discounted placing ahoy!...

BOS Global – My biggest AIM bugbear: the share price spoof

Published 6 days ago

I haven’t been following BOS Global (BOS) that closely since the comedy gold video I commented on HERE but note the share price has increased quite nicely in recent months, much to my surprise. I noted, however, an acquisition announced yesterday which included the one thing that annoys me more than any other on AIM, the spoof made-up share price for equity issued as consideration for acquisitions. Let me explain.

Pebble Beach Systems – “Final Settlement of VCS Consideration”, so much for “substantially debt-free”!

Published 6 days ago

“Final Settlement of VCS Consideration” announcement from Pebble Beach Systems (PEB). I remind that on the conditional sale being announced on 20th October that RNS concluded “if the transaction completes then the group will be left substantially debt-free and to execute its software transition strategy with Pebble Beach Systems”

Goldplat - 63% upside says house broker VSA

Published 6 days ago

Goldplat (GDP) has announced that it has secured a $2 million short term debt facility from Scipion Capital. The loan is structured as a revolving pre-export facility and is available for 360 days from first drawdown. Interest is LIBOR plus 9.5%pa and repayment and interest are due monthly. Security on the drawn amounts has been granted over GDP’s South African tailings facility. This has prompted house ( thus not impartial) broker VSA to increase its target price by 9% and thus it claims that the shares, at 7.375p offer 63% upside.

Is Bracknor spoofing investors to postpone the collapse of the Advanced Oncotherapy death spiral?

Published 6 days ago

Death spiral provider Bracknor does not buy shares in companies. It loans the desperate, cash at pound of flesh rates which it then converts into shares at discounted rates and flogs to mug punters. That is the classic death spiral model. But to get such a death spiral away it needs a perception of market liquidity and also to avoid a complete short term collapse of the share price. And that brings us to Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO).

CAP-XX – interims argue “excellent progress”, but financials look CrAP (XX)

Published 6 days ago

Self-described “world leader in the design and manufacture of supercapacitors, which considerably extend the performance of batteries”, CAP-XX (CPX) has announced results including that it “has again made excellent progress over the six months to 31 December 2016 and beyond in building on and refining its strategy”. Sounds positive. What? The shares currently 16% lower, at 8.5p?!?…

Zinc Media looks expensive based on latest financials

Published 7 days ago

Small AIM outfit Zinc Media (ZIN) released its interim results last week and trumpeted that it is continuing to move in the right direction, but I would question whether the turnaround is happening fast enough to make the shares attractive.

Servision – AIM Rule 26 webpage almost a year out of date, and where is Cascade TR-1?

Published 7 days ago

AIM-listed Servision (SEV) still looks to be a story too good to be true. With the company scraping by on boardroom emergency loans and running out of cash, along comes Cascade which agrees to pump in boat-loads of cash at more than 400% of the prevailing share price. We have been told that the first tranche of shares has now been issued (and, indeed, admitted to trading on the Casino), and the cash received. But we’ve not had a TR-1. And why is the company’s AIM Rule 26 major shareholdings web-page almost a year out of date?

Is it worth giving Chariot another chance?

Published 7 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.

Milestone Group: Shocking ramptastic RNS’s with just one purpose – placing anyone?

Published 7 days ago

Tom and I have been pretty consistent in our criticism of lifestyle company, Milestone Group (MSG), and although it was touched upon in Friday’s Bearcast (HERE), I thought the ridiculous recent RNS’s required a bit more of a kicking. It is an appalling effort with one sole purpose, to try to seduce new mug punters into supporting this useless company.

Notes from Underground: The Teddy Bears picnic

Published 8 days ago

ShareProphets readership increases every week - we can tell because we're a registration site and if you unsubscribe, you are kicked off the site. We don't have a dead subscription list like other, lesser, sites.

The Worthington comedy continues: Flagship sunk but there’s definitely a Plan D….probably

Published 9 days ago

It’s going to be a sad day when the Worthington (WRN) and Newco saga finally comes to a sorry end as it is comedy gold and Aidan Earley’s latest offering doesn’t disappoint. I thought I’d set out the full “announcement” that came out on Thursday with my commentary.

EVR Holdings - valuation insanity writ large

Published 9 days ago

As the well-known saying goes, turnover is vanity, profit is sanity but cash is king!  How then, should you refer to a company that displays either zero or negative for all three?  Welcome to the fantasy world of EVR Holdings (EVRH), the holding company for buzz-word bingo business MelodyVR.

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 17/03/2017

Published 9 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Could the Wall Street Crash Happen Again? And If so, Will it Come Soon?

Published 9 days ago

Hello Share Tusslers. The majority of private shareholders at the UK Investor Show at Westminster in a couple of weeks’ time will be sitting on huge gains over the year. They will be in a jollier mood than we’ve seen them in a long time.

CyanConnode – ANOTHER funding!, just how frequently does it require support on ‘journey to commercialisation’?

Published 9 days ago

CyanConnode (CYAN) is “pleased to announce” a successful equity raise of 1,906,912,392 new shares at 0.17p each. Hang on, haven’t I already heard similar since previously reviewing in August?...

Stellar Diamonds fools Digital Look with diamond discovery - it should be ashamed

Published 9 days ago

The roll call of shame on today's RNS from Stellar Diamonds: Nomad Cairn Financial (Emma Earl, that name rings a bell), Broker Beaufort Securities (Jon Bellis), joint broker Peterhouse Corporate Finance (Martin Lampshire), Financial Advisers Mirabaud (Rory Scott), Pr St Brides ( Lottie Brocklehurst). The headline is "709 Carat Diamond Discovered in Sierra Leone." Fuck me: where do I buy Stellar shares? These guys have just discovered the 13th biggest diamond in the country's history. Fuck me again - where is my fucking stockbroker? Oh er hang on...

Ilika – CEO argues “growing confidence in our licensing model”, but in reality it’s forecasts slashed

Published 9 days ago

Self-described “pioneer in materials innovation and solid-state battery technology”, Ilika (IKA) has followed recent “Toyota Funds Collaboration with Ilika” and “Collaboration with Galvani Bioelectronics” announcements with a “Trading update” commencing with that such deals “are resulting in a strong ramp-up of revenue relative to 2015/16”. Good, good… You what? The shares currently down circa 15%, approaching 40p?!?...

Hayward Tyler – new order win as loan repayment can kicked further down the road (though not very far)...

Published 10 days ago

Having recently noted a £2.4 million repayment due to Royal Bank of Scotland on 31st March (Hayward Tyler – announces “new order wins”, but attempted bailout financing dump ahoy?), I now note a further announcement from Hayward Tyler Group (HAYT); “Bank facility update and new order win”...

Seeing Machines – interims include “multi-sector strategy continues to gain momentum”, but also “reduced expectations”. Er…

Published 10 days ago

“Seeing Machines (SEE), the AIM listed technology company with a focus on operator monitoring and intervention sensing technologies and services is pleased to announce its unaudited financial results for the six months to 31 December 2016” and CEO Ken Kroeger is “pleased with the progress towards the achievement of our long-term goals as our multi-sector strategy continues to gain momentum”. Good, good… er, what? The shares currently more than 15% lower in response?!?...

Cloudtag - 11 days from AIM death the zombie has news..well not really

Published 10 days ago

In 11 days time if no Nomad is prepared to act for the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG), that is to say to sign off on the lies it likes to tell investors, its shares - now suspended - will be booted off AIM. Unable to raise cash it will go bust. Just to placate the fools who ignored countless warnings and are trapped in this stock and to amuse the rest of us it has today made an announcement. It is horeshite natch and I offer a translation service in bold.

Red Leopard Holdings and EVR Holdings – how to make money at different stages of the Akers investment lifecycle

Published 11 days ago

Following my recommendation on Red Leopard earlier this month, I thought I’d follow up with a compare and contrast of Akers related stocks looking at the different phases of the investment lifecycle and how to make money at those different stages.

Saffron Energy - Shell News: good but largely expected, shares will re-rate

Published 11 days ago

Saffron Energy (SRON) has announced the extension of the natural gas offtake contract between its Italian subsidiary Northsun and Shell. The contract has been extended to 1 October 2018, with an option to extend for a further year to 1 October 2019, and provides for offtake of gas supply for all of the Group's Italian gas fields.

Zinc Media – emphasises EBITDA profit for "first time in recent years", so why are the shares materially lower?...

Published 11 days ago

The results announcement for its half year ended 31st December 2016 from the former Ten Alps plc, now Zinc Media Group (ZIN), emphasises “decisive action taken” and “for the first time in recent years, the company reported a profit at the adjusted EBITDA level”. So why are the shares more than 9% lower, heading towards 1.20p, on the back of the release?...

Mobile Streams – emphasises “delighted” with India growth… but overall it’s a “materially lower” profit warning!

Published 11 days ago

Trading Statement” announcement from mobile games company Mobile Streams (MOS) sees the shares currently more than 10% lower, heading towards 3p. Uh oh…

Kalibrate Technologies – interim results show how ‘bullshit earnings’ were the previously announced EBITDA

Published 11 days ago

After a profit warning in January, CEO of Kalibrate Technologies (KLBT), Bob Stein, is “pleased to report our results for the six months ended 31 December 2016. Hmmm. The shares have responded lower, back below 60p…

Is Hardman Research hiring LSE BB Morons to pen its worthless reports - ref the dog Advanced Oncotherapy

Published 11 days ago

Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) is, as you know, utterly desperate to create buying interest in its shares so that death spiral shysters Bracknor can dump £13.7 million of equity onto the market over the next year. That is not going well and so Advanced today boasts that it has paid investment analyst prostitutes for hire, Hardman, to publish a glossy note. This report is so unbelievably unbalanced that I can only assume that Hardman outsourced the work to the Bulletin Board Morons on the LSE Asylum. Folks can see through this shite and the shares are down by a penny at just 40p bid which is very bad news for Advanced as explained HERE.

Cloudtag Moron - lets beat Tom Winnifrith up: LSE provides platform for inciting violence

Published 12 days ago

Repeatedly, during the past six months, the London & South East Bulletin Board ( aka the LSE Asylum) has removed posts within minutes which offered any criticism at all of Cloudtag (CTAG). Right up to the point that shares in the fraud were suspended on AIM no dissent was allowed. But it appears that the LSE does believe in free speech when it comes to inciting violence against me. My crime, natch, calling out the fraud and so yesterday the post below appeared.

TLOU Energy has the potential to succeed

Published 12 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.

Three Top Tips To Tweak the Tricky Task of Ticklish Timing

Published 12 days ago

Hello Share Carriers. It’s often said - and for good reason - that timing is everything in the great share game. Usually it’s trying to sell at the top and buy at the bottom. As this is well nigh impossible, it’s probably useful to look at other matters of timing, which are a bit easier to achieve.

Hayward Tyler – announces “new order wins”, but attempted bailout financing dump ahoy?

Published 12 days ago

Down from above 75p at the commencement of the year, shares in engineering group Hayward Tyler (HAYT) are currently today rebounding more than 10%, above 40p, on the back of a “New order wins” announcement…

Bank your gains in LGO Energy

Published 12 days ago

Yesterday we advised our readers to bank gains in LGO Energy (LGO) at a 3.9p bid - that would be a 77% gain on an offer to bid basis made in 14 days. Not bad eh? All those idiots who questioned why we tipped LGO have their answer: to make money for our readers. And that we did. The shares are now 3.7p offer. Paying customers (just £5) come first so got out at higher levels. The rationale for the take profits advice is clear - our article from behind the paywall reads:

Eagle Eye Solutions – interim results & Europe partnership, balance sheet “sufficient”?

Published 12 days ago

Having previously emphasised caution on digital promotions technology company Eagle Eye (EYE), I note the shares currently circa 6% higher today at 145p on the back of results for its half year ended 31st December 2016 and a partnership to deliver digital loyalty solutions in Europe with retail marketing company TCC Global…

Independent Resources down 30% but valuation insane

Published 13 days ago

No doubt the spivs are on the ramp again but shares in Independent Resources (IRG) have dived by 30% to 0.415. That is because the stock has today on ex-rights on the open offer announced today. If you buy now you do not get to take part in a 2 for 3 offer at 0.065p! So do the maths again.

Lucy Wray: UK Investor ticket update just 400 of 3000 left for April 1 - grab your free one NOW

Published 13 days ago

Time really is running out if you want to attend what is the country's biggest and most exciting one day event for those who are serious about making money from shares. UK Investor Show will be having a 15th birthday party on April 1 (no kidding) in Westminster, London. But as of today fewer than 400 of the 3,000 tickets are unallocated. So if you want to attend book one NOW!

7digital – completion of share placing, broker updates

Published 13 days ago

Following its 2016 results, digital music and radio services group 7digital (7DIG) has successfully placed 34,769,239 new shares at 6.5p to raise a gross approximately £2.26 million and house broker, finnCap, has updated on the company's manoeuvrings...

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week sponsored by the Glenwick Ramping Crew - a winner announced

Published 13 days ago

Well thanks to Big Gib and the Glenwick (GWIK) ramping crew for sponsoring last week's Bulletin Board moron contest which served up a raft of entries as you can see HERE. The winner was Juicin Drumroll who spotted this great observation from a Long & Strong Cloudtag (CTAG) moron posting on the ADVFN Asylum with the shares suspended and due to be booted off AIM two weeks from today.

eServGlobal – argues breakeven ahoy after 2016 “turnaround”. Hmmm…

Published 13 days ago

Having recently recovered to comfortably above 7p, shares in eServGlobal (ESG) are currently sliding back towards that level despite an AGM Statement including “we expect sufficient order flow in H1 to support our outlook of breakeven in the core business in the 12 months to 31 October 2017, and progress by HomeSend remains consistent with reaching a breakeven point during this calendar year”

Dave King on the hook for £14m - forced to bid 20p for Rangers FC and caned by Takeover Panel

Published 13 days ago

The Takeover Panel has today slammed Rangers (RFC) supremo David King for breaching the UK Takeover Code as well as being a prize arse in not co-operating, indeed appearing to obstruct, its enquiry. The upshot is that he has now been told that he must launch a 20p per share offer for the 85.43% of Rangers he does not own by April 12. That will cost him up to £14 million if everyone accepts.

Rex Bionics – “Funding and strategic review update” – heading for a de-listing?... or worse?

Published 13 days ago

Having previously concluded with shares in Rex Bionics (RXB) at circa 70p HERE, 43.5p HERE and 32.5p HERE, that, although a type of business you want to succeed, some way from being able to prove its commerciality and cash burn concerns until it gets there, the shares don’t look to appeal as an investment, I note they currently at 13p and an update including that “the company estimates that it will likely need external funding by the end of April 2017 in order to remain as a going concern”. Uh oh…

Falanx - new CFO, check out that CV

Published 14 days ago

At 6.25p-6.5p cyber security group Falanx (FLX) is capitalised at just £8.2 million. We think it will go higher. It is well up on our share tip  at a 4.25p offer so the stance is hold but this should be trading at well over 8p to sell ( our target) post the year end trading statement in a few weeks. But pro tem we were told last week that it has appointed Craig Dawson as Chief Finance Officer with immediate effect - check out his CV.

Buy ECR Minerals at up to 1.9p - target to sell 2.5p+

Published 14 days ago

We tipped this stock last week at a 1.7p offer. The target to sell is 2.5p + . The shares are a buy at up 1.9p. The tip reads:

Ocelot Partners: At last, a Standard List star is born – I have great hopes

Published 14 days ago

Just like the moment when Rooney scored THAT goal against Arsenal in 2002 as a 16-year old in off the crossbar from 25 yards, launching himself into the limelight, I gave a yelp of delight when reading the “Intention To Float” announcement issued by Ocelot Partners (OLOT) last Wednesday. Finally, the Sub-Standard Shockers XI may have found that playmaker with a bit of magical star quality that it can build a team around.

Notes from Underground: Show of Shows

Published 14 days ago

It's with a sharp sense of horror that I realise that it's only three weeks until the the UK's most interesting investing event, the UK Investor Show. Not that the show will be a horror - it'll be terrific - but I'm suddenly jolted into all the last minute things that need to be done on my part and, well, general horror.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Sound Energy now firmly on the bears radar screens

Published 16 days ago

I refer to young Steve's article earlier on the most shorted AIM shares. The fact is that most AIM shares cannot be shorted at all. There then follows a discussion on Sound Energy (SOU), Boohoo.com (BOO) and Telit (TCM). On a serarate note I look at LGO Energy (LGO). When the facts change what do you do?

Symphony Environmental Results - more good news

Published 16 days ago

Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM) has announced results for the 2016 calendar year and that “we expect to build on the positive momentum and are optimistic for a successful year ahead”.

Why did we tip LGO Energy? Let me explain and here is that tip

Published 16 days ago

Certain folks wonder why we, on HotStockRockets, we tipped shares in LGO Energy (LGO) as a buy? Well the reason of course is that we thought they were going to go up and we want our readers to make money. On 28 February when we tipped the shares they were 0.115p offer ( that is 2.3p in today's post consolidation money). They are now 3.35p bid so our readers are very much in the money after just 11 days!  But why tip this stock. The best expanation is the original tip which is below. Remember the 20 for 1 consolidation when reading it.

Goodwin – 2:15pm ‘Interim Management Statement’ a cause for alarm?

Published 16 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?...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 10/03/2017

Published 16 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

IQE Is Still Worth a Look - and Still a Tasty Target for Take-Over.

Published 16 days ago

Hello Share Packers.  All of the shares I’ve brought to your attention have been making good ground. But then again nearly all shares have been flying on the coat-tails of a bullish Footsie.

Advanced Oncotherapy - Get Beer & Popcorn ready for March 31 GM Called - I shall be there!

Published 16 days ago

I have already covered the admissions (HERE) and lies (HERE) flagged up in today's notice of a GM published by Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). The great news is that the GM is on March 31 in London, a day when I shall be in the Capital. As the proud owner of 1 share bought earlier this week I shall be there for a bunfight. Just 32p for so much fun - bargain! Get your beer & popcorn ready. Why not come along to join me in giving the board hell over all the lies and other matters? There is free beer on me at Wedge Issue afterwards. But there is a far more serious problem for the shysters.

Vela - at last! Disposals to validate strategy and real value: BUY

Published 16 days ago

Investment Company Vela (VELA) has this week announced the sale of some of its shares in TSX.V listed BTL Group generating proceeds of C$277,910 for the Company (equivalent to approximately £169,530 at the prevailing exchange rates). To date Vela has invested a total of approximately £214,300 in BTL.

7digital Group – 2016 results argue “good progress” & “ideally positioned”, so why are the shares lower?

Published 16 days ago

Digital music and radio services group, 7digital (7DIG) has announced results for the 2016 calendar year, including that this “was a year of good progress… as we delivered on our commitment to reach operating profit by the year end” and that it “is ideally positioned to capitalise on the continued growth of streaming in 2017 and beyond”. So why are the shares currently approaching 7% lower, at 6.75p?...

Flowtech Fluidpower – review as argues “successful fundraise of £10 million”

Published 16 days ago

Writing in January on fluid power products supplier Flowtech (FLO) with the shares just below 130p, I noted that there looked potentially interesting value, but also “c.£13 million” of net debt and a downward forecast trend which deterred. The company has now announced a “successful fundraise of £10 million at 120p per share”

Advanced Oncotherapy forced to fess up on Death Spiral Provider Bracknor & Short selling

Published 17 days ago

Heading to zero, serial liar Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has today called a GM to approve the issue of a blizzard of shares to obliterate its share price via death spiral. More on that later but the documentation throws up another issue other than the lies refered to earlier HERE, why will Advanced NOT come clean on short selling by death spiral provider Bracknor.

Advanced Oncotherapy - here is a lie it published ahead of that last placing, and another on placing day

Published 17 days ago

Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has today called its GM to approve the issuance of more shares to feed the Bracknor Death Spiral - more on that later for the document is, like the company, a joke. But first lets go to a big fat monstrous lie it told last year to help get that bailout placing away in September.

Portmeirion Group – looking through the 2016 results spin…

Published 17 days ago

Shares in Portmeirion, Spode, Royal Worcester, Wax Lyrical and Pimpernel homewares group Portmeirion (PMP) are currently slightly lower despite it “delighted to be reporting an eighth consecutive year of record revenue”, this up by £8 million (11.7%) to £76.7 million…

Optibiotix - you wanted a big name deal - here you go: Sacco. Rejoice! Buy!

Published 17 days ago

Oh ye of little faith! Ye who panicked that Optibiotix (OPTI) has not publicly announced that the big name party in the last deal was Tata. Fear not it will and there will be exciting news on that soon. Ye who thought there were no more deals. You were wrong and that is why we have been urging you to buy the shares at up to 80p again and again. The shares are now 71p-74p.

STM Group – updates on “Budget Changes” as shares hit hard

Published 17 days ago

Having been above 50p, shares in cross-border financial services provider STM Group (STM) are currently down to around 35p on the back of the Budget including, what the company describes as, “significant charges and tax implications for some individuals considering taking out a ‘Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme’ transfer from a UK pension scheme

Has Advanced Oncotherapy broken covenants on Metric loan already - will it be insolvent on March 31 or is it there already?

Published 18 days ago

I am beginning to think that the 32p I invested in buying one share in Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) may be dead money sooner than I think. The silence on certain matters relating to the £11 million it owes Metric is deafening and leads me to believe that on March 31 this company could be insolvent. Or is it already insolvent?  The first question is whether Advanced has breached covenants on the loan already and so is in technical default, i.e. insolvent. If that is the case investors should be told at once should they not. Perhaps hapless Nomad Stockdale might force a clarification of this matter?

Our last share tip is 70% up in 11 days - our next hot tip is at NOON Wednesday - catch it & 2 more for just £5

Published 18 days ago

That 70% gain is at the bid by the way - what you could sell the shares for! We have no need to bodge our satistics our tips are just good tips. And we are not advising readers to sell yet - we expect them to be banking gains of 100% plus on that one within weeks. That is what we like - share tips that deliver big gains fast!

LoopUp – 2016 results emphasise “strong performance” & “positive outlook”, so why are the shares lower?

Published 18 days ago

A 2016 results announcement from remote meetings technology group LoopUp (LOOP) includes “we're very pleased to report strong business performance and a positive outlook in our first set of annual results as a public company”. So why are the shares currently more than 3% lower, at 156.5p, in response?...

Lakehouse – having disappointed thus far on the main market… proposed move to AIM

Published 19 days ago

Having IPO’d on the main market at 89p per share less than two years ago, support services group Lakehouse (LAKE) has announced a proposed move to AIM (along with a “New Contract Win & Update on Trading”)…

Challenger Acquisitions: Come on Mark, spill the beans - is the game up?

Published 19 days ago

I had given Mark Gustafson, CEO of Challenge Acquisitions (CHAL), a few days grace to see if he would do the decent thing and tell his shareholders what the hell is going on at the moment, but seems like he needs a bit of persuasion to come out with the six word RNS: “Um…sorry, it’s gone tits up!”

When you know a company is finished - sentiment on a Bulletin Board: ref Advanced Oncotherapy

Published 19 days ago

Shares in Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) are sliding again today. Last time I looked they were 32p bid and they are heading rapidly towards the 25p mark at which point Bracknor will not be able to forward sell/convert loan notes as explained HERE without GM sanction. Thus the loan shark death spiral provider - which is pro tem exposed to the tune of well over £1 million will be flogging shares as fast as it can. Meanwhile Advanced just won't answer my 16 questions HERE. But there is something else going on which you can see if you check out the Bulletin Boards and it is quite remarkable and shows this company is toast.

Pebble Beach Systems – disposal updates include buyer reserving its rights as it claims “numerous breaches of the contract”!

Published 19 days ago

After results for the first half of 2016 showed an increased £8.8 million of net debt, Pebble Beach Systems (PEB, then Vislink) announced a $16 million sale of its hardware division, Vislink Communication Systems, to NASDAQ-listed xG Technology, Inc – stating the disposal to see it “be left substantially debt-free and to execute its software transition strategy”. There are now further updates on how this is working out – including a 5:25pm “Response to xG Technology Inc Press Release” announcement. Uh oh…

You'll struggle to find a better copper play than Central Asia Metals

Published 19 days ago

Copper has been showing some signs of weakness in the past week or so following an unstoppable rise from around $2/lb during the early part of 2016, and despite the pullback it is still trading much higher, at around $2.62/lb, as I write this piece.

RedstoneConnect – full-year trading update, where next?

Published 19 days ago

Most recently writing on RedstoneConnect (REDS), I concluded that there looked to be continuing encouraging trading momentum and, at 1.425p, the shares were for watchlists. They were little changed on the noted share price level – before a “Trading Statement” announcement this morning…

Advanced Oncotherapy - Question 16: were you lying on November 24?

Published 19 days ago

Cynical Bear says that I am just being far too kind to Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) with my 15 questions earlier today. Oddly I have yet to get an answer and nor will I as the company contemplates insolvency and other matters. But back to Mr Bear who says I should have asked a 16th question concerning another possible case of lying.

blur Group – CEO Letts & co excel themselves with a leading contender for ‘Ramparoonie RNS of the Year’

Published 19 days ago

Having last month failed to ignite the share price with a ramptastic “blur engaged with Top 100 UK law firm” announcement, blur Group (BLUR) has had much more success today – on the back of a “blur engaged with Global Electronics Group” announcement, the shares currently 200%+ higher at above 20p…

15 Questions for Advanced Oncotherapy: shares crash as Investor Presentation bombs

Published 20 days ago

For years Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has ramped its shares to get away placing after placing with ramptastic investor presentations. But that was before I started asking all those horrible questions for which there was no answer. and Winnileaks started obtaining toxic leaked emails.  Last night the company had a presentation in London. It has another in Zurich this morning. Warning Swiss folk and tax dodgers quotes about the London chinwag include "everyone left unhappy" and from a long term bull "I am just throwing in the towel." The shares have crashed by 23% to 36p bid so far today. The target for me remains 0p. But for those folks going to the Zurich meeting here here are 15 questions Advanced can't or won't answer:

Amryt Pharma - good news completes talks with FDA and EMA: BUY

Published 20 days ago

Amryt (AMYT) has announced that it has completed of discussions with the Food and Drug Administration, the US FDA,  and European Medicines Agency regarding the design of its pivotal phase 3 clinical trial for AP101 as a potential treatment for Epidermolysis Bullosa. The global market for a treatment for EB is, according to Amryt, worth £1.3 billion.

Eden Research – The art of value creation. How a licence worth only £20,000 in June 2013 became worth £600,000 in August 2015.

Published 20 days ago

On 24 August 2015, Eden Research (EDEN) announced its now infamous deal (aka massive panama pump fraud) with TerpeneTech. That fraud is now unravelling big time as explained here. But let us revert to the RNS of 2015 which stated : 

Dialight – 2016 results review as share price recovery continues

Published 20 days ago

Previously writing on LED lighting technology company Dialight (DIA) I noted somewhat of a share price recovery to 759.5p, but that ahead of the results for the 2016 calendar year I avoided. The following now reviews post those results – and with the shares having risen further…

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Independent Resources Group up 569% - complete and utter insanity: do the math!

Published 20 days ago

Shares in Independent Resources (IRG) are up 569% today. I know James Parsons of Sound Energy (SOU) has joined but this is insanity, a rampfest by many of the usual suspects. Just do the maths! If you cannot I can do it for you in his bonus podcast.

DX Group – from trading despair to planning, er, despair…

Published 20 days ago

Having noted previously justified caution on parcels, mail and logistics group DX (DX.), the shares had edged up to 9.5p before a “Re: Proposed West Midlands Hub” announcement last week…

AIM Fraud Odd one Out Contest results

Published 20 days ago

Last week I asked you explain which of the four companies whose logos I showed ( Globo, Cloudtag, Naibu & Polly Peck) was the odd one out. A few of you were game enough to have a stab as you can see HERE.

BowLeven – CEO Hart claims ‘delight’ with “farm-out agreement”, who does he think he’s kidding?

Published 20 days ago

Kick-the-board-out requisition-pressured BowLeven (BLVN) CEO Kevin Hart is “delighted to be working together with Victoria Oil & Gas to unlock the potential of Bomono… gaining access to Victoria Oil & Gas’s extensive infrastructure and gas marketing experience”. Hmmm, the market doesn’t seem to share ‘delight’ in the deal from your side though Kevin – shares in BowLeven currently more than 7% lower, whilst those in Victoria Oil & Gas (VOG) more than 12% higher…

MetalNRG – “Tiger Woods” is back…..again. Does he still have the magic?

Published 21 days ago

Really pleased to see the announcement from MetalNRG (NEX: MNRG) this morning that Paul Johnson, who I dubbed AIM’s very own Tiger Woods for reasons outlined HERE, is back in a top job having taken on the CEO role at Metal NRG. I’m hoping for good things, Paul.

There's No Business Like this Show's Business - but Your Time is Running Out

Published 21 days ago

Hello Share Riders. I’d been playing the markets for many years before I went to my first investment show in London. Like everyone else in this golden game, I thought I knew it all anyway. Nor did I want to be bored to death by grim-faced grey-suits, all younger than I. But Uncle Tom told me his show was different and I attended my first UK Investor Show four years ago.

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Sponsored by tomwinnifrith

Published 21 days ago

One Bulletin Board Moron is already under FCA investigation this week for impersonating me and suggesting, inter alia, that Cloudtag (CTAG) shares would treble from here. They won't it is heading to 0p. But whoever tomwinnifrith is is so obviously the moron of the week that everyone else is competing for second place. So nominate away with any example of extreme stupidity from twitter or Bulletin Boards The deadline to enter is midnight on Sunday 5 March. Do your worst in the comments section below.

Opportunities Abound in Mining shares, How To Find Them? Gold, Uranium, and Phosphates

Published 21 days ago

2017 will be a lucrative year, as we have seen the bottoming of the bear market. Uranium appears to have reached it’s bottom in early December. We are in the beginning of a new uranium bull market which should last for three to four years. The agriculture minerals are under-invested and phosphates may be a straight forward play. And gold shares will also have a run.

Advanced Oncotherapy - Death Spiral accelerating, what about the 25p hurdle?

Published 21 days ago

When AIM uber dog Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) announced that instead of going for non dilutive funding ( as no-one would provide it) it was being forced to resort to a dreadful £13 million death spiral from loan sharks Bracknor, its shares were 65p. When the death spiral started the shares were 58p. Now it just £100,000 of the death spiral loan notes on the first £1.3 million tranche converted, the shares are just 43p to sell. Bracknor now has three reasons to panic.

Lonmin offers a leveraged play on platinum prices

Published 21 days ago

Lonmin PLC (LMI) was one of my best performing share tips during 2016, and following the recent pullback I think it is well worth another look.

Notes from Underground: It's called crowdfunding when we do it

Published 22 days ago

Some of the bulletin board morons have mocked ShareProphets for asking for donations to the Fighting Fund, accusing Tom of having the begging bowl out. The truth is: it works and the alternative is terrifying.

Versarien - another Primary Bid after hours Friday opportunity - sign up now, Sunday 5 PM deadline

Published 22 days ago

This is becoming a regular Friday feature - an after hours offer from Primary Bid for increasingly credible placings. The last one was Ascent at 1.85p - its shares, 3 weeks later, are 2.375p which is great news for our readers who took part. Next up is Versarien (VRS) which is raising £1 million at 15p.

Red Leopard Holdings – if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em

Published 22 days ago

My second punt for the weekend is even more rash than my first, but having seen Chris Akers pull off a bit of magic at EVR Holdings (EVRH), I’m struggling to resist a little dabble at Red Leopard Holdings (RLH) which he rescued this week with a £250,000 investment.

Close the Cobham short

Published 22 days ago

The unbelievably benign state of the market was underlined this week by its generous reaction to bad news from Cobham (COB). On good news shares go up big time. On bad news, these days, shares just go up.

Webis Holdings - worth a gamble at the bookies

Published 22 days ago

With Cheltenham Festival around the corner, I thought I’d throw caution to the wind this weekend, cast my cynical nature to one side, and come up with a couple of cheeky punts that I think may pay off. What could be more fitting for my first than the gambling business, Webis Holdings (WEB).

Filthy Forty Asian Citrus – now interims delayed as Casino eviction draws ever closer

Published 23 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty poster-boy Asian Citrus (ACHL) updated the market yesterday that in the light of ongoing allegations of fraud which have thus far prevented release of audited accounts for the year to June 2016, it has now concluded that it won’t get its interims to December out on time either. The shares have been suspended since September 28 last year and now with two sets of numbers outstanding and a deadline under AIM Rules of the 28th of this month to meet or face expulsion from the Casino the fat lady is already humming  a merry tune as she gets the lethal injection ready.

Table of shorted AIM shares - to 02/03/2017

Published 23 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Audioboom – claims “impressive KPI performance”, but what about cash?

Published 23 days ago

Shares in spoken-word audio platform company Audioboom (BOOM) are currently recovering above 3p on the back of a “First Quarter KPI Update” announcement. Hmmm, let’s take a look…

Buy Saffron Energy at up to 7p - target to sell 12p within months (or weeks)

Published 23 days ago

We should declare that certain team members have invested in this IPO at 5p The IPO was last week and we tipped the stock on its first day of dealings. The shares are now 7p-7.5p - we do not expect any retracement but if there is and you can buy at 7p or less do so big time. We expect to be advising folks to be banking profits at 12p within weeks. Our tip as of last week reads:

Intercede – following a bullish January announcement, now blames ‘The Donald’ for another profit warning ahoy!

Published 23 days ago

Having previously gone from “well positioned for future growth” to trading “below expectations” in just over 3 months, cybersecurity group Intercede (IGP) has now followed a January announcement of a record $3 million order (“demonstrates that Intercede continues to win orders for its MyID technology platform in spite of the continuing budget constraints within the US Government”) with that “the order book as of 2 March 2017 indicates that, unless further orders are received that can be recognised as revenue in the current period, the revenue outturn for the financial year ending 31 March 2017 will be approximately £8 million”. Uh oh…

BATM – March 2017 announcement of “delay in revenue” (& profit warning) for 2016!?!...

Published 24 days ago

Earlier this week, BATM Advanced Communications (BVC) announced “an update on trading for the year ended 31 December 2016”. This includes notice of “certain expected revenue streams falling outside of the period”. And this hasn’t been announced until March 2017?!?...

Union Jack Placing, Hmmmm - Buy

Published 24 days ago

So another keep the lights on placing eh? As it happens no although the market has (wrongly) taken it that way. Union Jack Oil (UJO) already had a comfortable cash balance. So why raise a gross £1.4 million at 0.135p?

IndigoVision – 2016 results, a speculative buy?

Published 24 days ago

Previously writing on networked video security systems group IndigoVision (IND) late last year, I concluded that further trading and financial comfort was required. I now note the shares currently on the rise on the back of results for the 2016 calendar year…

Servision: House broker says Spec Buy - shares tumble agin - this smells all horribly wrong

Published 24 days ago

The odour coming out of long term AIM cash guzzling hound Servision (SEV) grows stronger by the day. I sense that this is going to blow up badly and when it does you do not want to be owning the shares. There is something very odd going on. Today's intervention sees house broker Beaufort pushing the stock as a speculative buy. The shares have fallen by 8% and we will come to the, er.... not very good, note later.

The Worst Research Note of the Year to date? Edison on worthless Avanti Communications

Published 24 days ago

Employer of convicted felon, the cop mugger champagne Charlie Gibson, investment prostitutes Edison will publish bullish research notes and interviews with any company as long as they dip into their shareholders' funds. The interview with the bombastic prick David Williams who earns a seven figure wedge for running Avanti Communications (AVN) into the ground last summer ( see HERE) was a classic of its genre. Today Edison has published a note saying Avanti shares are worth 109p. The market thinks the report is worthless bog-paper and the shares are down by almost 10% at just 14.875p.

Molins – 2016 results, argues “confident” so why are the shares down?

Published 24 days ago

An early this year recovery in shares in Molins (MLIN) is currently continuing to reverse on the back of its announcement of results for the 2016 calendar year…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Plutus Powergen was doomed when its boss said he liked my work

Published 25 days ago

An early bearcast as, much to the dread of my morbidly obese three legged cat Oakley, we are about to suffer an invasion of the working classes. Of course praising my work was not the biggest sin of Plutus Powergen (PPG), that was its oink on rebasing of options and bonuses. But now it has a bigger problem, OFGEM and I reckon it has every reason to be worried. Then I look at 88 Energy (88E) suspended in Oz but not on AIM ahead of a placing. Then it is on to Amur (AMC) again and to Avanti Coms (AVN) whose shares are just 14,5p. That is 14.5p too high. Finally a long look at changes in retail and what that means for us all. That is based on a Wolf Street article HERE.  I also refer to the series I am running on my 1970s childhood in rural Northants HERE. Gosh the world changes rapidly.

Optibiotix - product launch and dumbf**k email

Published 25 days ago

An early contender for the most idiotic email of the day has just arrived. It compared an RNS out this morning from Optibiotix (OPTI) about launching new products and pushing existing ones to the sort of RNS that the recently suspended fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) used to issue. It is hard to know what to say in the face of such stupidity. There is a clear difference.

Xtract Resources – Guess it must stand for Damp F***ing Squib

Published 25 days ago

Hallelujah! Xtract Resources (XTR) finally managed to issue the long-awaited DFS at 4.23pm on 28 February. It’s taken me a bit of time to comment on it as I’ve been scratching my head thinking to myself: “Is that it? Is there a page missing? What now?”

Servision – first tranche of (not Bill Gates’) cash received…..and a clarification

Published 25 days ago

There was no great surprise from AIM-listed Servision (SEV) in relation to the arrival of the first lump of cash from (nothing to do with Bill Gates) Cascade as announced this morning. But there were a few interesting clarifications in relation to the personal guarantee of Servision head honcho Mr Gidon Tahan which are worthy of comment. As for the subscription at a (still) incredible premium, it still all looks too good to be true.

Milestone Group Plc – minimal prospects of collecting failed placing monies: the fat lady is warming up

Published 26 days ago

In its final results yesterday AIM listed lifestyle company Milestone (MSG) commented about the semi failed October 2016 placing:

Hayward Tyler – further extension of debt repayment, what of funds recently raised?

Published 26 days ago

My previous update on engineering group Hayward Tyler (HAYT) noted “repayment of £2.4 million of short term banking facilities, currently extended to 28 February”. The following updates with the shares currently further below 40p on the back of an “Update on banking support” announcement...

Slater & Gordon joins the Minus 99% club - the curse of fraudster Rob Terry: the end is nigh

Published 26 days ago

When Aussie Poltroons Slater & Gordon spunked £649 million to buy the worthless fraudulent assets of Quindell (QPP) circa two years ago its shares were A$8. They have crashed another 30% today to just 7 cents putting S&G in the 99% club. The signs are growing that the end is not just 90 days away (when it must conclude a debt for equity deal with its banks) but perhaps rather sooner.

Rightmove Might Not Be the Right Move for Share-Shifters at the Mo

Published 26 days ago

Hello Share Swipers. Though I think house sales will remain sturdy, despite the doubters, I am not so sure about internet estate agents. Rightmove (RMV) is one of those companies which you expect to do well for shareholders as internet house-selling seems to be gaining in popularity. But a popular service is not automatically such a good investment.

Craven House Capital – Interims out but impossible to fathom: should be slung off AIM

Published 26 days ago

I’ve left Craven House Capital (CRV) well alone since the finals came out at the end of November last year but, just like a year ago, this morning’s interims have got my hackles right up so I need to get a few things off my chest. I’ll start with the simple question – WHERE IS ALL THE CASH?

Milestone Group – Shocking year-end results, surely this lifestyle farce must come to an end soon

Published 26 days ago

I wrote about Milestone Group (MSG) back in November (HERE) highlighting it as one of the best examples of a lifestyle company on AIM. That combined with the lack of disclosure around the (lack of) funding in October suggests one should stay well clear. Today’s results for the full year to 30 September 2016 only emphasise that fact.

Advanced Oncotherapy share slide accelerates as the death spiral dance moves up a gear

Published 27 days ago

Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) the company with sod all cash, that is a cash guzzler, with no sales and which has persistently misled both investors and customers has moved up a gear with its death spiral funding and the shares have fallen again to just 49p to sell. Boy how sleazey former director, the Blair crony, Lord Evans of Watford must be glad that he dumped all his shares at 120p just ahead of the last big placing and during a closed period. And there has been no sanction at all. Bully for him. Now back to the death spiral.

Premaitha - More Good News: BUY

Published 27 days ago

We have a new share tip out at 2PM today but here is one which has not dazzled yet. We tipped it an an 18p offer, the shares are now 11.75p-12.5p but we hope readers took our advice and averaged down at as low as 7.5p But the stock is now on a roll and is still cheap. You can catch our new hot tip for just £5 HERE but pro tem back to Premaitha (NIPT).

Petro Matad continues to defy gravity

Published 27 days ago

There are times when a share continues to defy gravity for far longer than most people would expect, and that certainly looks to be the case with Mongolian oil explorer Petro Matad (MATD).

Andalas - will it shortly have to kiss goodbye to its Tuba Obi East Farm In contract?

Published 27 days ago

Dog Andalas Energy (ADL) was readmitted to the AIM Casino based on the back of the Tuba Obi East Farm In as described in its AIM admission document of 27 April 2016:

Tom Winnifrith: Do I want to get beaten up by a 36 year old fitness freak to raise money for Cloudtag owning morons on the LSE Asylum?

Published 27 days ago

Ah diddums all those morons on the LSE Asylum who have spent months insulting and abusing me over Cloudtag (CTAG) are all of a sudden feeling a bit poor now that shares in their darling little fraud have crashed and been suspended. What is needed is a charity event to bail them out. And how about it involves me getting beaten up?

Volex – updates that “profitability has improved”, but what about cash generation?

Published 27 days ago

Having previously concluded it understandable that they remain below 40p, I note shares in Volex (VLX) currently rising above this level on the back of a “Trading Statement” announcement…

African Potash - the fraud raises another £26,550 but who was mad enough to pay 0.045p?

Published 27 days ago

This smells all wrong. Shares in African Potash trade (AFPO) trade at 0.02-0.04p on the NEX lobster pot after being booted off AIM. Since January 9 there have been just 23 trades of which only 2 have been at more than 0.045p. In February there have been seven trades and the most recent to sell have been at just 0.021p. Yet today the company has raised money at 0.045p. Who is that mad?:

Vipera - “well funded… through to cash flow profitability”. Hmmm, really?

Published 27 days ago

Mobile financial services provider Vipera (VIP) “is pleased to announce a trading update in respect of the year ended 31 December 2016”. So why are the shares currently more than 5% further lower at 4.5p?...

Starcom looks no closer to actually making a profit

Published 28 days ago

Starcom Systems (STAR) has just released a trading update which shows that progress is still slower than expected in terms of growth and actually making the company profitable.

The Curse of Rob Terry - Slater & Gordon more disastrous results, 90 days to wipeout!

Published 28 days ago

Oh dear. Oh dear. Interim numbers from Aussie law poltroons Slater & Gordon (SGH) are out today and are dismal. The company now has just 90 days to cut a deal with its bankers or it is lights out and any deal will see shareholders wiped out. The shares - A$8 when it spunked £649 million to buy Quindell's (QPP) fraudulent assets - are now just 12 cents. Where's the ouzo?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Today's Unacceptable face of Capitalism

Published 28 days ago

I expect shares in Cloudtag (CTAG) to resume trading on Monday and then to tank. I explain why. I look at the issue of portfolio allocation something too many folks ignore at their peril. Then I look at executive pay at RBS, Unilever *(ULVR) and elsewhere. I wonder if Theresa May means it about looking after ordinary working people. Surely RBS is an easy test for her. As a capitalist I find blue chip executive greed distasteful and worrying.

It's time to consider Premier Oil as a longer term recovery play

Published 28 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.

Challenger Acquisitions: Share price cratering – will it survive the week?

Published 28 days ago

Another week and yet more all-time lows for the share price of Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL); however, with a critical convertible loan note deadline looming, it could get much worse very quickly and I wonder whether it will actually make it through the week.

Aidan Earley says he will serve Tom Winnifrith with legal action on Tuesday - bring it on say I

Published 28 days ago

Aidan Earley, a man who has served time, and is barred from being a company director after the awful events at Wood Hall, has explicitly stated that he wishes to stop me writing and to close ShareProphets down for good in both cases. On Friday as 99% of folks celebrated the way that I and this website had saved folks cash and exposed fraud on both RapidCloud & Cloudtag, both of which saw their shares suspended, Aidan announced his next step.

Notes from Underground: The Fighting' ShareProphets

Published 28 days ago

In the past seven days, 61,990 unique readers read 87,097 pages on ShareProphets. The circulation of the Investors Chronicle is c30,000. Shares is less than half of that. To our critics who think we do not count, we say think again.

Advanced Oncotherapy - The Death Spiral dance begins....timber!

Published 29 days ago

Having promised "non dilutive funding" ad nauseam, on Wednesday AIM listed POS Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) announced a £13 million death spiral funding with are shylocks Bracknor. On Friday it drew down tranche one and promptly served up another dose of smoke and mirrors for punters. The death spiral dance is now underway. Advanced announced that:

Cloudtag - why the shares are suspended: a ghastly silence from Novum, here is the sordid detail

Published 29 days ago

Why were Cloudtag (CTAG) shares suspended yesterday? I answered that in part HERE but can now add more detail. Welcome to the ghastly and murkeyand sordid world of T+10 placings.

Servision – more on that grant of security over c. 10m shares

Published 29 days ago

Yesterday we asked a series of question relating to AIM-listed Servision and its dealings with an obscure American entity called Cascade which has nothing to do with Bill Gates, when it emerged that it seems that the personal guarantee offered to Cascade by Servision Chairman and CEO (corporate governance Red Flag) Mr Gidon Tahan looks to be taking the form of a grant of security over about 10 million of his shares. Did the grant of security involve Cascade being able to dump said shares on the market? But two other details catch my eye.

Idox – “strong start” to year & “encouraging” outlook, but are the shares good value?

Published 30 days ago

Information management software and services supplier, Idox plc (IDOX) has updated on “a strong start to the new financial year” and an “encouraging” outlook…

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 24/02/2017

Published 30 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Buy, Sell or Hold? Here's How to Make Those Awful Decisions.

Published 30 days ago

Hello Share Swingers. The most arduous element of share-shifting is having to make big decisions, knowing that the wrong choice can cost you thousands of pounds. But which is the correct way to make a choice? As the markets are not open at the weekend, this is a good time to examine the ensible way to make a your decisions in future.

Cloudtag suspended pending an announcement: odds on it is the placing in trouble

Published 30 days ago

At 4.18 PM trading in the shares of AIM listed fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) were suspended ahead of an announcement. I do not know what the news will be but if it was good it would have been rushed out. I assume it is yet more bad news. As I pointed out earlier HERE, Novum Securities has every reason to walk away from the £975,000 placing at 3.75p announced this morning.

Exclusive Photo Article: Cloudtag Onitor heart rate product used on CTAG shareholders for the first time today.

Published 30 days ago

With the shares now suspended as a 4.18 PM so more ( almost certainly bad) news on the way it has not been a good day for the morons who own shares in this company without a product. Or so we thought....But apparently the Onitor heart rate tracker was used by some shareholders today as they saw their life savings wiped out and we have a photo of it in action.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: More ouzo, vindicated on RapidCloud's descent to zero as well

Published 30 days ago

In the main bearcast today I touch on the Cloudtag (CTAG) fraud but that is really covered in its own bearcast HERE. I do look at RapidCloud which was suspended today and will lose its AIM listing in a month. Who warned you that this would face a "terminal conclusion" 149 days ago? Was it PR wankers Walbrook or Nomad WH Ireland or savants on the LSE Asylum? Er no, it was me HERE.  I then look at Challenger (CHAL) a zero in waiting, Iofina (IOF) and IGAS (IGAS) both of which should also be zeros. I commend today's excellent piece from Nigel, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM,  on the Servision (SEV) scandal HERE. I take Nomad Allenby to task for failing to comment on this and for allowing Servision to mislead mug punters. AGAIN. Finally I take apart overvalued ramp Wey Education (WEY). Its shares are up 33% today. That is a ramp not a reflection of value.

Audioboom – progress towards 100% acquisition in murky related-party transaction

Published 30 days ago

Audioboom (BOOM) has updated that it “has received a further acceptance of its offer to purchase the entire issued share capital of SONR” and “is in the process of exercising the squeeze-out rights… to acquire, on a compulsory basis, the remaining balance”. It looks like the 100% acquisition in a murky related-party transaction is thus nearing completion…

Has anyone got an address for Cloudtag ramper in chief Liam Nicholas - I'd like to doorstep him this weekend

Published 30 days ago

One of the main, if not the main, ramper of shares in the worthless fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) is a Bristol based fellow called Liam Nicholas, the author of this ramptastic blog. Liam works for a company in the white van hire rental business and his ludicrously partisan commentary is one reason so many folks are nursing huge losses on this AIM fraud. I have spoken to the Mrs and she has agreed to hold the camera if I visit Liam this weekend as we too live in Bristol.

Breaking: Cloudtag Nomad Cairn quit weeks ago: source - get out of jail card for Novum?

Published 30 days ago

It has today been announced that Nomad Cairn will cease to act for AIM listed (pro tem) FRAUD Cloudtag (CTAG) on April 10 at which point the shares will be suspended if no other Nomad is prepared to agree to sign off on lies issued via RNS. The shares have crashed to 2.75p to sell which means that those clients of Novum Securities who were stuffed into a placing at 3.75p THIS MORNING must be well pissed. But fear not... I have a shocking revelation that gets them off the hook.

Commiserations To Genuine Holders in Cloudtag says Waseem Shakoor as he sets a 0p target

Published 30 days ago

Bear raider and Northern git Waseem Shakoor is far nice than I am in my tretament of Cloudtag (CTAG) after today's fraud unravell as discussed in the bonus bearcast HERE. Waseem, the soppy nice guy predicts a 0p target too but writes: 

BREAKING: Photo Article: Sorry Dad Needs Must - Cloudtag's Nomad quits shocker! Ouzo Time

Published 31 days ago

I had brought the bottle below back from Greece for my father. But I know he will understand. It is a very large celebratory ouzo for breakfast as the AIM fraud of the year Cloudtag (CTAG) has fessed up - its hapless Nomad Cairn has finally had enough of signing off on lies and has quit. It gets worse and it is going to get worse still. Bulletin Board Morons and Aidan Earley who smeared and attacked The Sheriff of AIM for repeatedly calling this out as a fraud line up and apologise now you bastards!

Monitise – reckons half-year results demonstrate transformation programme working. Hmmm…

Published 31 days ago

A half-year results announcement from cash guzzler (Oops sorry, “digital technology group specialising in financial services”), Monitise (MONI) emphasises “our transformation programme is nearing completion, and continued half on half EBITDA profitability demonstrates that it is working”. Hmmm, EBITDA is though of course bullshit earnings, so what’s the real story?...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Gosh some Amur shareholders really are as thick as pigshit & don't y'all love our new Cloudtag countdown clock

Published 31 days ago

Don't you just love our new Cloudtag (CTAG) countdown clock on the right hand side of this page? I am already assembling material old and new for this presentation at UK Investor but the clock is a jolly jape is it not? Elsewhere I never cease to wonder at the stupidity of some investors. I look at Amur (AMC) in this respect. I then look at Weatherly (WTI) which is telling you, plain as day, that its shares are worthless. I explain a few hard facts and ask new questions about Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and then have a butchers at Rosslyn Data (RDT) shares in which have just hit a new all time low. I wonder why? Smiley face, smiley face.

Slater & Gordon - if it was f**ked before it is now double f**ked: UK legal changes

Published 31 days ago

Oh dear, oh dear. This is not going to make the debt for equity talks Slater & Gordon (SGH) is engaged in to stave off bankruptcy any easier. The Government has published proposals which will screw its UK personal claims business, effectively making it worthless.

Armadale at 2.5p worth 4.4p?

Published 31 days ago

Beaufort is house broker to Armadale Capital (ACP) but its mining analyst Sheldon is a good stick and I am prepared to believe some of what he writes. That is me being generous. I don't want poor Sheldon bursting into tears like foxy brokerette Alice Lane who has, I gather, been again upset by what I wrote here. There really is no pleasing some folks. Anyhow Sheldon reckons the shares will go from 2.5p to 4.4p. 

AO World – claims ‘delight’ at directorate change, so why announced at ‘no-one watching o’clock’?

Published 31 days ago

Yesterday saw an attempted ‘no-one watching o’clock’ (4:36pm) “Directorate Change” announcement from AO World (AO.). The following reviews with the shares currently more than 3% lower today, below 150p…

Hotel Chocolat – strong half-year results & “confident of further progress”, but are the shares a buy?

Published 32 days ago

Having to-date been sceptical on shares in chocolatier and retailer Hotel Chocolat (HOTC), I note they currently higher on the back of results for the company’s half-year ended 25th December 2016...

Fitbug – “New client contract win” announcement… but before getting excited…

Published 32 days ago

Fitbug (FITB) has made a “New client contract win” announcement. Unfortunately for it however, a previous RNS Reach farce looks to have hindered a ramparoonie…

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - have the morons started mentioning the Bill Gates link? If it sounds too good to be true

Published 32 days ago

There is of course no link between Bill Gates and AIM uber dog Servision (SEV) but I be that out in Bulletin Board land that will not stop it being mentioned in a post fact era ramp. Servision had raised $2 million today at 11.4p. Before recent insider dealing the shares were 2.25p and worth 0p. If it sounds too good to be true...all is explained in this bonus podcast. 

OneView – as shares soar on “Multi-Million Dollar” agreement, caveat emptor?

Published 32 days ago

Shares in OneView Group (ONEV) are currently soaring ahead on the back of a “Multi-Million Dollar Cloud-Based Hosting Agreement”. With I previously having been bearish here and the ramptastic use of “Multi-Million Dollar” in the announcement title, does this remain a case of caveat emptor?...

Advanced Oncotherapy announces death spiral Part 1: Will it apologise for misleading investors on that one? And is Metric loan now off?

Published 33 days ago

Serial misleader and worthless bag of AIM listed shite Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) today announced that it has secured death spiral financing for £13-26 million from the lowest of the low DS funders, Bracknor. That is bad enough and will see the shares forward sold to buggery, as I will outline in a separate piece. What is worse is that it exposes Advanced for again misleading investors.

FRAUD African Potash now just 0.02p to sell - when will it admit that it is bankrupt?

Published 33 days ago

In its annual report published at no-one is watching O'Clock in the Christmas break, the FRAUD African Potash (AFPO) was forced to include a statement that it needed to raise £600,000 of fresh equity if it was to last 12 months. I should cocoa. The shares are now on the NEX lobster pot and the last trade was eight days ago. Illiquid or what. And as you can see the spread is now 2 one hundredths of a penny which is also the bid price. 

Lighthouse Group – ahead of expectations 2016 results, still good value?

Published 33 days ago

Having previously concluded on shares in Lighthouse Group (LGT) at 11.75p that they could prove good value, I note that they are currently higher today on the back of a results announcement for the 2016 calendar year…

Grafenia – as cautioned, another profit warning was ahoy…

Published 33 days ago

“Trading update” announcement from Grafenia (GRA) commences that “in our update to the market on 8th November 2016, we highlighted the inconsistent nature of transactional print volumes and this has continued”. Uh oh – that announcement saw me note profit warning ahoy!...

United Cacao….and now for the calamitous shareholder shafting

Published 34 days ago

Former AIM Casino disaster story United Cacao (CHOC) has updated the market this morning with regard to proposed changes to the terms of its bonds. If you are a shareholder and didn’t take Tom Winnifrith’s advice to get out, I suggest you look away now for as he predicted HERE it is indeed to be a near wipe-out even if the company survives.

Goldplat – half-year results, still a gold recovery buy?

Published 34 days ago

Previously writing on Goldplat (GDP), I concluded that I continued to expect more to come as the shares rose back above 6p. The following updates with they currently up to 6.625p on the back of results for the six months ended 31st December 2016…

Hardide – AGM update, “starting to see an upturn” from oil and gas customers

Published 34 days ago

Having thus far been sceptical of shares in engineering coatings company Hardide (HDD), I note they currently higher today with the company having updated in conjunction with its AGM…

Premaitha at 10.6p worth 18p says FinnCap - new research note

Published 34 days ago

The fragrant Alice Lane, a foxy young brokerette who apparently I once reduced to tears by being so beastly, is this morning disseminating the latest FinnCap note on Premaitha (NIPT) to clients. Since it is bullish I am happy to make it up to Alice by exposing this high quality research to a wider audience, especially since we own more than a few shares. By way of balance i should say that FinnCap is house broker and therefore utterly partial and you can feel free to ignore every word of this report.

Hayward Tyler – second half weighting, though not ‘as expected’…

Published 34 days ago

An update from engineering group Hayward Tyler (HAYT) commences that, “as expected”, there is proving to be a second half weighting “with aggregate order intake of £24.3 million secured in the four months to 31 January 2017… and a significant increase in the order book to £52.2 million”. Sounds promising… but what? “The board now anticipates reporting lower revenue for the financial year ending 31 March 2017”?!?...

FRAUD Cloudtag - why did its PR advisers Tavistock resign the account?

Published 35 days ago

Normally PR firms, being so utterly 100% morally bankrupt, only resign an account for an AIM PLC if the client can't pay its bills. Just now and again a PR firm finds a client so utterly fraudulent that to protect its own reputation, it walks - think the FRAUD African Potash for instance. And so that brings us to the FRAUD Cloudtag (CTAG).

The Unilever Kraft Marriage is Off - but for How Long?

Published 35 days ago

Hello Share Trouncers. We’ve already discussed the likelihood of take-overs of big British firms now that we have a low pound following the Brexit vote. An example is Unilever (ULVR) and Kraft Heinz. So now let’s look at the Unilever situation more closely.

Spot the Difference No 2: Aidan Earley v Doug Ware

Published 35 days ago

A tougher second puzzle for the day. I’m not one to buy into the conspiracy theory that Aidan and Doug are one and the same but recent antics by Aidan on his blog show that they are very much hewn from the same cloth.

Tern – FY16 results: how hard are the numbers?

Published 35 days ago

AIM-listed investment company Tern plc (TERN) released its results for calendar 2016 on Friday. On the face of it the numbers, delivered with commendable speed, were excellent and with the shares up by 14.5% on the day the market seemed to like what it saw. But I wonder just how hard the numbers really are.

Spot the Difference No 1: Mark Gustafson v Arsene Wenger

Published 35 days ago

I used to love scouring my mum’s monthly ‘Puzzler’ magazine for the Spot the Difference puzzles trying to find the extra seagull in the beach scene or the additional letter poking out of the postman’s bag on the high street. So I thought I’d offer up a bit of Sunday fun with a couple of my own, although admittedly, this one is a tad easier than the second one.

Brave Bison – How long has it been sitting on price-sensitive information? Shocking!

Published 37 days ago

Steve Moore touched on Brave Bison’s (BBSN) disappointing profit warning yesterday (HERE) but I feel he could have said more as the timing of yesterday’s announcement is shoddy and needs further investigation as does some of the other recent announcements.

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 17/02/2017

Published 37 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Sub-Standard Shockers XI update – Much needed fresh blood brought in…..but will they do any better?

Published 37 days ago

With the majority of the squad in suspension, or just acting as if they are, the Sub-Standard Shockers XI is in need of some fresh talent and, fortunately, there have been three recent hopefuls making a claim for a place in the team, namely, Emmerson (EML), Mila Resources (MILA) and Stranger Holdings (STHG). I’ll take a quick look at each.

'Slowly And Surely They Make Plans Against Us' - and We Could Make Dosh Out of It.

Published 37 days ago

Hello Share Takers. You’ve probably noticed that there has been a shortage of good take-over stories recently. This might put you off your guard. You might decide it is not worth holding onto a share which has long been in the rumour mill, just  because this sort of deal is becoming as rare as budgie teeth.

Driver Group – full-year loss & bailout fundraising. “Renewed confidence”?

Published 37 days ago

Driver Group (DRV) has announced self-admitted “disappointing” results for its year ended 30th September 2016 and a bailout fundraising, though argues that stakeholders should soon be able to “look forward to the future with renewed confidence”. Hmmm...

Brave Bison – more ‘wrongster’ from the previous Rightster Group, disastrous profit warning…

Published 37 days ago

A 10am “Trading Update” announcement from Brave Bison Group (BBSN), a company which has previously proven a wrongster. Uh oh…

Falanx: New business unit - so what? Grrrrr - still a buy (or hold at worst)

Published 37 days ago

In a very strong contender for non news of the week Falanx (FLX) has announced the creation of a new business unit, Falanx Cyber Technologies. Right. 

Holders Technology – FY increased loss, though argues “heartened” by recent signs. Hmmm…

Published 37 days ago

Having previously concluded that shares in Holders Technology (HDT) were on the bargepole list, I note the announcement of results for its year ended 30th November 2016…

Kefi Minerals Fund Raise - grit your teeth and buy

Published 38 days ago

This Kefi Minerals (KEFI) share tip at a 0.58p offer has not been a good one so far. We apologise and as shareholders share your pain. The shares are now 0.34p-0.36p. We took more shares in this fundraise at 0.33p on the view that the underlying value is c1p per share. So what has happened?

Fitbug – this time RNS Reach joke (sorry, ‘announcement’) seen for what it is

Published 38 days ago

Having seen its shares soar last month on its previous RNS Reach announcement, enabling a placing before the shares completely slumped back, Fitbug (FITB) has now released another – claiming it “would like to share some insights and findings from a recent case study, following a pilot wellness programme with MTR Crossrail”...

Xtract Resources – Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water…..an almighty PUMP and DUMP!

Published 38 days ago

I started writing this article on Xtract Resources (XTR) yesterday morning and was going to comment on how sentiment was turning and Colin Bird’s straightforward approach in recent RNS’s was to be applauded and then – WHAM - a placing RNS from hell and I’ve had to rewrite the whole piece. Thanks Colin!

SimiGon – profit warning, but reckons all good going forward. Hmmm…

Published 38 days ago

“Trading Statement” announcement from simulation technology company SimiGon (SIM) includes that “the company remains optimistic in its outlook and confident in its existing forecasts for the current financial year” and “great revenue and profit visibility for 2017 and beyond”. So why are the shares currently sliding back below 20p?...

CloudTag – L1 finishes loan conversion. Now for death-spiral-on-steroids warrants. Sell!

Published 38 days ago

AIM-listed CloudTag (CTAG) has announced the conversion of the final little bit of loan notes held by death spiral provider L1, at 4.5p. The shares have raced ahead, even though this only marks the half-way point in the share price carnage caused by the package. Indeed, it may not even be half, for the warrant exercise terms are far more favourable than the loan conversion terms (from L1’s perspective).

Collagen Placing and Open Offer - go for it!

Published 38 days ago

On recommending shares in Collagen Solutions (COS) at the end of 2016 we noted that the company is understood to be investigating the possible use of debt financing, though this is a risk here.  It has now announced a financing potentially to provide “sufficient working capital to fund the group until it achieves cash flow positive operations”

Cobham – there was worse to come, much worse…

Published 38 days ago

Reviewing last month from Cobham (COB) ANOTHER profit warning I concluded, with the shares at 140p, that there could be worse to come and that it was a bargepole stock. Now, on the back of a further update, the shares are currently heading towards 100p…

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - It's a 7.14 AM ouzo O'Clock as Slater & Gordon crashes again

Published 39 days ago

Oh dear. Oh Dear. Another trading statement from Aussie law poltroons Slater & Gordon (SGH) and it is grim all round. The shares - A$8 when the fraudulent businesses of Quindell (QPP) were bought - are now 20 cents. And they will go far lower IF a debt for equity swap is agreed and that is the best case scenario. The Rob Terry Quenron businesses are now shown as worthless, another day of V for Vendetta, Vengeance and Vindication for the Sheriff of AIM. Crack out the ouzo and make mine a large one!

Veltyco cracking update - increase targets

Published 39 days ago

Our 35p offer price share tip of Veltyco (VLTY) last month is looking good after another cracking trading update. There is more to come.…

The Sula Principal or How I Bought a Mining Share Without Checking All the Facts

Published 39 days ago

Hello Share Trimmers. Though I usually research stocks very carefully, I am one of those idiots that, once in a blue moon, invests in a company I know little about. You get a gut feeling sometimes and somehow don’t want to spoil it by too detailed an examination. One such share for me is Sula (SULA), the gold and iron miner. I saw a glowing piece on this magnificent website not so long back on this stock.

Avon Rubber – CEO ‘steps down’ with immediate effect, a cause for concern?

Published 39 days ago

Shares in Avon Rubber (AVON) are currently down approaching 4% back below 1000p on the back of an announcement including that, having only joined in December 2015, CEO Rob Rennie “has stepped down… with immediate effect”. A cause for concern?...

Did Pirate Pete Landau use Range Resources cash to pay off other debts of his?

Published 39 days ago

A major shareholder in Range Resources (RRL) who was , in the good old days, a major ramper of the stock on Aussie chatrooms has made some quite extraordinary claims about how Pirate Pete Landau appeared to use Range cash to pay off other debts he had racked up. This was posted on an Aussie chatroom on behalf of David Scanlen the victim here. My source verifies that these claims are genuine. If true. they are extraordinary and beg questions aboout how Range's current management appear not to be making claims against the Pirate - who is clearly in deep trouble already. The post follows:

Frontera – another “speeding ticket” RNS on the way? Sell.

Published 39 days ago

I think Tom Winnifrith missed a cracking entry for his Dirty Dozen AIM-listed resource stocks whose share prices might head north for no good reason. Certainly, the history of Frontera (FRR) suggests so from its share price performance over the years. Plenty of Red Flags to look at here! This morning the shares are indeed on the rampage (up 168% last seen) in the wake of a board appointment RNS. As we shall see, there seems to be little reason to celebrate that, and with one “know of no reason” RNS already issued this week, I fancy another is on the way.

Tracsis – “pleased to provide” half-year trading update, so why are the shares slumping?

Published 39 days ago

Provider of software and services for the traffic data and transportation industry, Tracsis (TRCS) “is pleased to provide” a trading update for its half year ended 31st January 2017. Why then have the shares currently responded more than 13% lower, towards 400p?...

What Hargreaves Lansdown Nominees owning shares in the fraud Cloudtag really means - it is not good

Published 40 days ago

Over on the LSE Asylum and elsewhere in Bulletin Board Moron land there is some excitement that Hargreaves Lansdown appears to speak for a large number of shares in the AIM fraud that is Cloudtag (CTAG). The dreamers reckon this is good news as the post below shows. Au contraire mes amis...

OneView Group – following December bailout loan… another bailout loan!

Published 40 days ago

Having in December announced “an additional loan facility of $1 million on similar terms to that of the existing $3m facility, which is fully drawn… to cover short term working capital needs around the company's new business contracts”, OneView Group (ONEV) has now announced an additional $300,000 loan “to cover short term working capital needs”. Hmmm…

As Inflation Rises, Here Are the Shares to Avoid and Those to Buy

Published 40 days ago

Hello Share Toppers. Allow me to take a tiny break from recommending stocks which could soar to another figure which is on the increase. And that’s inflation, which has risen for the fourth month in a row. How will this trend affect our shares?

Mila Resources - why has Anthony Eastman not gone on IMMEDIATE unpaid leave?

Published 40 days ago

For the second day running shares in Mila Resources (MILA) are slipping badly. The reason is simple: the publication of a damning document by myself on Sunday regarding Citation Resources, now in administration, which suggests that Mila director Anthony Eastman may have done some very naughty things indeed.

Pebble Beach Systems – cost reductions including the ‘tin tack’ for porcine Chairman Hawkins…

Published 40 days ago

Following another profit warning earlier this month and now with a single operating subsidiary, Pebble Beach Systems (PEB, the former Vislink plc) has announced the closure of its head office function – including notice being served on Executive Chairman John Hawkins…

Cloudtag - Why selling the warrants will be a bigger challenge for L1 Capital than Loan note conversion shares

Published 40 days ago

If one looks at the volume of shares traded in the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) in the last four months (from LSE’s AIM statistics) you can see that almost half the shares in the company changed hands in the month of December, reflecting the run up to existing launch of new exciting product at CES show in Las Vegas (hmm sounds rather familiar didn’t that happen in 2016 as well?).

HaloSource – shares sparked by new technology announcement. BUT…

Published 40 days ago

HaloSource (HALO) has updated that it is “delighted to be progressing toward full-scale production of an entirely new technology to address the issue of heavy metal contamination at the household level” - and the shares have currently responded 18% higher, to 1.625p. Hmmm…

Surface Transforms – claims “successful six months”. In response… the shares slide...

Published 41 days ago

Surface Transforms (SCE) has announced results for the six months ended 30th November 2016, claiming “a tough, albeit exciting and successful six months”. The shares have responded… approaching 7% lower, towards 20p. Hmmm…

Plastics Capital – with trading conditions “generally good”, what of my previously cautious stance?

Published 41 days ago

Niche plastics products manufacturing group, Plastics Capital (PLA) has updated that it “continues to trade in line with market expectations” and that “trading conditions are generally good”. Should I thus alter my previous cautious stance?…

eg solutions – shares soar on update emphasising “now real momentum within the business”, what now?

Published 41 days ago

Back-office workforce optimisation software company eg solutions (EGS) has issued a “Trading Update & Master Services Agreement Signed” announcement. The following updates with the shares presently soaring higher, to a current approaching 50p, in response...

The Pete Landau A$2m heist – where does that leave Standard List Mila Resources? Uninvestable!

Published 42 days ago

Earlier today I served up a shocking document from the land of high culture which exposes a $2 million heist by Pirate Pete Landau. I think it is fair to say that the Pirate is in real trouble and will not be docking his ship at the AIM casino ever again. But he is not the only chap in the spotlight as a result of this scandal.

Well done Fevertree I was wrong - but i struggle even more to see value at this price

Published 43 days ago

Fevertree Drinks (FEVR) is a company that I have admittedly been wrong about in the past – I like the product and way the business has grown, but thought the valuation was crazy!

Toople – Surprise, surprise, the Breith comeback has been a flop…..and it’s still a sell

Published 43 days ago

In May 2016, I commented on the forthcoming IPO of a David Breith-connected business, Toople, which joined the Sub-Standard List raising £2 million at 8p (see HERE). It currently trades at 3.25p, a disappointing 60% drop in a mere eight months, but I thought I’d take a closer look at its recent maiden full year results to assess where it goes from here.

Avanti Communications now just 18.75p to sell - but bonds tell you that it is still 100% too high! S&P alert.

Published 44 days ago

I am still boondoggled by the way that Avanti Communications (AVN) managed to get a refinancing away. You will remember that the cash guzzling satellites business which misses every operational target going was set to run out of what little cash it had left. Amazingly it persuaded its bond holders to agree to accept stacks of interest on its bonds in new ( equally worthless) bonds. And it got the institutional mugs to sign up for more bonds.

It’s Better to Travel than Arrive and Premier Oil has Arrived

Published 44 days ago

I resisted the temptation to short Premier Oil (PMO) a year ago, along with Afren, Gulf Keystone and Petroceltic as it was never in the same basket case league as that lot. I even hitched a brief ride North as it became clear that a wipe out was not going to happen. (In case I come across as arrogant or smug I should declare that I was short Hurricane Energy at the time which more than did for the Premier rise) 

Concepta - adds to product with Stress Test deal

Published 44 days ago

Concepta (CPT) has announced a deal that will enhance its fertility product MyLotus with an added stress test. Being stressed out can be a real issue when a chap is trying to get his Mrs up the duff.

Lighthouse Group – contract renewal ahead of results announcement, good value?

Published 44 days ago

A contract announcement from national financial advisory group Lighthouse (LGT) sees me catch-up on progress of this former tip – we having banked more than 50%, less than 6 month, gains on the shares at 14p following an offer approach a bit less than a year ago

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 10/02/2017

Published 44 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

BrainJuicer – 2016 results, emphasises “strong performance” & “confident”. BUT…

Published 44 days ago

Marketing and market research group BrainJuicer (BJU) has announced results emphasising “strong performance in the first half of 2016 continued over the second six months” and “we are pleased with the continued progress across the business and remain confident in its long-term potential”. However, the shares have responded lower to sub 700p…

Monchhichi – the ever-reducing placing finally gets away; so what next?

Published 44 days ago

I have been following the Monchhichi (MCC) story, or Mercom as was, since Calvet got involved last year (as can be seen HERE) and so today’s RNS announcing the completion of the promised placing was no great surprise although there were certain aspects that amused me.

Billington – results set to be “in line” & some ‘pleasing’ progress, so why are the shares down?

Published 44 days ago

Shares in Billington Holdings (BILN) are currently on the slide despite a trading update noting that full-year “results are anticipated to be in line with market expectations and the board is particularly pleased with the progress made at the new Shafton facility”. Hmmm…

Boxhill Technologies: A profits warning and yet another odd-looking deal – no great surprise!

Published 45 days ago

The thing about dodgy companies is that eventually the chickens come home to roost and this morning’s RNS from Boxhill Technologies (BOX) is testament to that fact. Nevertheless, I almost admire the chutzpah of the guys as it’s not holding them back from issuing more confetti in unknown directions in a further attempt to squeeze a few quid out of the mug punter!

Blenheim Natural Resources is being pumped hard after the recent placing

Published 45 days ago

Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR) may have seen a large increase in its share price, but in my opinion it is still one to avoid and was basically insolvent on paper prior to the recent placing, and had been for several months!

Northbridge Industrial Services – another trading update it’s “pleased to issue”, yet sees the shares slide

Published 45 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...

Flowgroup – “welcomes” UK government announcement, surely this market promising again for it then?, Er…

Published 45 days ago

Flowgroup (FLOW) has ‘welcomed’ an announcement following government Feed-in Tariff review, adding it believes the statement is “the result of significant co-ordinated industry pressure, in which the company played a key role”. Good, good, the UK market promising again for it then? Er…

Corero – new contract & partnership + utter bullshit, cash crunch AHOY!

Published 45 days ago

Corero Network Security (CNS) has announced it “ended the year strongly… a material order for its ‘SmartWall’ Threat Defense System from a leading Cloud computing company and Juniper Networks technology alliance partnership”. Why are the shares thus currently unchanged at the 6.375p they have slumped to?...

Amryt - Good News for rats and also for shareholders: buy

Published 46 days ago

No news for six weeks and then two pieces of good news in two days, such is the way of life for we shareholders in Amryt (AMYT). Let us start with the rats.

Fox Marble - Oh Ye of little faith, stunning new Indian deal: Buy

Published 46 days ago

There were many who worried and sold. Oh ye of little faith, at long last Fox Marble (FOX) is starting to deliver real sales. We had news last week of a $300,000 order in the UK and Australia now there is a really big deal that has been announced.

St Ives – last month a “materially below” profit warning, now a contract non-renewal

Published 46 days ago

Writing on St Ives (SIV) last month, I concluded that I was far from as confident as the company and retained the scepticism which has served well from 125p. Now, a 12 noon “Statement re contract” announcement sees the shares further lower…

With Advertisers Viewing the Economies of Scale, ITV's Shares Should Continue to Light your Screen

Published 46 days ago

Hello Share Pluggers. I’ve held my ITV (ITV) shares since Noah went to youth club. And though I’ve seen a horrible dive or two, the shares had been climbing back strongly for at least five years now.

Lithium isn't actually all that rare!

Published 46 days ago

Private investors seem to be going mad for shares in anything involving lithium at the moment, in the same way as they were for oil and gas a few years back.

blur Group – says “progresses on its path to profitability”, but it looks cash crunch ahoy first!

Published 46 days ago

blur Group (BLUR) has announced “key metrics for Q4 2016”, in the same opening paragraph noting “FY 2016 EBITDA is expected to be ahead of expectations”. EBITDA is of course not a ‘key metric’, but bullshit earnings. What about the real key metrics – cash generation and the balance sheet position?...

Union Jack Oil - appeals against Guardian reading Council jobsworths over Wressle: Buy

Published 46 days ago

Union Jack Oil (UJO) and its partner on the Wressle field, Egdon, have appealed against a planning set back on the Wressle field in North Lincolnshire. In the end it will win and at 0.17p (offer) the shares are undervalued and the stance is buy with a target of c0.3p at least.

Igas – shares in freefall: statement required, still a sell

Published 46 days ago

Shares in over-indebted AIM-listed Igas Energy (IGAS) have not been strong of late but this morning they are down by 13% to just 8.7p (last seen) on no news. The silence from the company is deafening, especially as it faces having to redeem some of its bonds after a FY16 underspend on its conventional assets as well as having to deal with a bit of an issue with its net leverage covenants. Then there is an interest payment due on its secured bonds which the company has already indicated will cause a liquidity covenant problem. A statement is needed.

Flowgroup – “pleased to announce” update, but bailout placing to be required?

Published 46 days ago

Flowgroup (FLOW) “is pleased to announce that it expects to announce its results for the year ending 31 December 2016 during May 2017. The company expects its trading results to be in line with analysts' forecasts”. Hmmm, so why are the shares currently down a further more than 8%, below 6p, having been 25p+ less than a year ago?...

Management Resource Solutions: The timetable of share trades: it really can't be insider dealing

Published 47 days ago

Before I get another letter ( sent to the wrong address) from clownish lawyer Peter Reynolds of Fladgate, now hopefully under SRA enquiry for trying to shut this website down by spreading lies, I should like to state that I am not accusing his client Murray D'Almeida of insider dealing. Au contraire, damning Winnileaks exposes such as this one, show that Murray is an honourable man. But just for the avoidance of doubt I have a timetable for you to consider.

BREAKING: Lyin' Chris Cleverley of African Potash: $250m RNS exposed as "a total fabrication"

Published 47 days ago

Oh dear, Oh dear. Another source has come forward to expose yet another monstrous lie told by the fraud African Potash (AFPO) back in the autumn of 2015 as part of its pre bailout placing series of ramptastic lies. The undisclosed bungs, the $10m LOCs that did not exist, the bogus orders all were aimed at getting awasy the January 12 rescue bailout. It worked, the shares were ramped higher. But it was on the basis of lies. That is fraud. Let us rewind to 25 September 2015.

Hornby – claims turnaround “on track” and “robust current trading”. A recovery play?

Published 47 days ago

Hobby products group, Hornby (HRN) has emphasised “turnaround plan on track and robust current trading” - and the shares have responded currently just over 7% higher to 33.5p. Is it recovery ahoy here?...

Entu – trading update states ‘in line’, so why are the shares approaching 9% lower?

Published 47 days ago

“Trading Update” announcement from Entu (ENTU) opens with that adjusted EBITDA “is expected to be within the range previously announced” and that exceptional costs relating to planned cost-saving processes are also expected to be “in line with management's previous expectations”. So why are the shares currently approaching 9% lower, towards 23p?...

DX Group – another profit warning, from 100p IPO to sub 10p in less than 3 years…

Published 47 days ago

I previously cautioned on parcels, mail and logistics group DX (DX.) with the shares at 30p HERE and 16p HERE. Hopefully the warnings were heeded as a “Trading update” announcement currently sees the shares 60% lower, heading towards 7p…

Worthington Group: Plan C is afoot – Flagship Global Corporation is rising from the ashes!

Published 48 days ago

I have no ambition to get embroiled in any legal battles so will be careful what I say here but I couldn’t help but comment on what looks like the new exciting chapter for Worthington (WRN) and its shareholders, namely the recent rise in the share price of the grandly named Flagship Global Corporation (FGCN: OTC Pink)

Accesso – why just 1.5% share price rise for profit “ahead of expectations”?

Published 48 days ago

Shares in leisure industry technology provider Accesso (ACSO) are currently a further 1.5% higher, above 1550p, on the back of a trading update including that for 2016 the company “expects to be ahead of expectations with respect to profitability” and “a strong start to 2017”...

Eagle Eye Solutions – having questioned whether it was cash crunch ahoy... “Extension of credit facility”

Published 48 days ago

While an update last week from digital promotions technology company, Eagle Eye Solutions (EYE) claimed “confidence in the group's prospects”I questioned whether it was cash crunch ahoy. There is now an “Extension of credit facility” announcement...

Challenger Acquisitions: Two bits of “good news” but I’m starting to despair

Published 48 days ago

This morning’s RNS from Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) is actually good news for the business, but some of the goings-on in the last week have made me more cynical than ever and I despair at the state of the lower end of the market.

Pebble Beach Systems (formerly Vislink) – change of name announced Friday, now profit warning ahoy!

Published 48 days ago

Friday 3rd February 2017: “Vislink confirms that it has changed its registered name to Pebble Beach Systems Group plc” (PEB). Monday 6th February 2017: “The company informs shareholders that the results for FY2016 are expected to be materially below the board's previous expectations”. Well, that didn’t take long!...

Avocet is a testament to the powers of denial of mug punters - its a short

Published 49 days ago

I explained last week why I thought that shares in Avocet Mining (AVM) were worthless. That was without the knowledge that its Inata gold mine only has a shelf life of three years at the current gold price. The company stated as much on Thursday with the painful admission that cashflow from this period is “unlikely to result in full repayment of creditors”

Asa Resource looks attractive but isn't without risk

Published 49 days ago

Any sort of background legal dispute involving smaller AIM companies is often a red flag to investing, but in the case of Asa Resource Group (ASA) I can still see value and potential here, even taking into account the recent legal challenge to its operations in Zimbabwe.

Market gives a muted response to Premier Oil refinancing deal

Published 50 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.

Short sell Beowulf Mining

Published 51 days ago

And now I turn my eyes upon Beowulf Mining (BEM) whose shares ran up from 6p to 15p in January on hopes of an imminent greenlight from the local County Administrative Board (CAB) for permission to mine iron in its Kallak North project in Sweden.

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 03/02/2017

Published 51 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Murray D'Almeida of Management Resources - Tell us about your links to the Halycon con?

Published 51 days ago

On April 8 2015 AIM listed Management Resources Solutions (MRS) saw its shares suspended pending clarification after a much vaunted funding package from an outfit called Halcyon Capital Management Pty Ltd fell through. Halcyon and its boss Anton Mentz simply did not come up with the moolah. So who was to blame for this disaster?

Vislink – “Completion of Disposal”, deferred consideration within 45 days?

Published 51 days ago

Vislink (VLK) has announced that it has changed its name to Pebble Beach Systems Group (PEB) following ‘completion’ of the disposal of its hardware division, with “in accordance with the terms the deferred consideration is due to be paid within 45 days of completion”. Hmmm...

Parallel Media – off we go again: be careful out there….

Published 51 days ago

Having previously noted the rise and rise of AIM-listed events manager Parallel Media (PAA), whose shares shot up from 16p to peak at 46.5p on no news (with four trades going through at 48p), I see that the rocket launchers are out again. My thinking remains as before: if you hold it is time to look skywards, be thankful and sell.

Good News from Fox Marble - it makes a pleasant change

Published 51 days ago

Just a quick note following a “New Orders and Specifications” announcement from Fox Marble(FOX). Yes this is an upbeat statement. It had to happen one day!

Zamano – from ‘focus on maximising cashflow from existing business’ to ‘winding down business lines’ in just over 2 months!

Published 51 days ago

Having stated in September that it “continues to focus on M&A activity and pursue higher value-added business” and then in November that it “has decided to cease all ongoing M&A discussions and focus on maximising cashflow from the existing business”, Zamano (ZMNO) has now updated that “the board believes that it is necessary for the company to take the decision to formally wind down the existing business lines in order to protect the cash position on the balance sheet”!?!

Murray D'Almeida of Management Resource Solutions and Clownish lawyers Fladgates - see you in Court bitchez!

Published 51 days ago

Yes it is indeed Murray D'Almeida of Beacon Hill and Management Resource Solutions (MRS) who has signed his AIM career suicide note by instructing (clownish) lawyers Fladgate to send me a fascist lawyers letter. Only 19% of you guessed that one! I am told by the uber-clowns at Fladgate that I cannot publish this letter and must retract THIS article or else. It gets worse but do you think I dare publish the letter?.

Surface Transforms – claims “strategically important” contract win, but how’s the cash burn?

Published 52 days ago

Manufacturer thus far of largely jam tomorrow Oops, of carbon fibre reinforced ceramic brake discs, Surface Transforms (SCE) has announced what it describes as a “strategically important” contract win – and the shares have responded approaching 10% higher, to 23.5p. BUT…

Gattaca – trading update & acquisition, good value?

Published 52 days ago

Engineering and technology recruitment agency Gattaca (GATC) has announced what it emphasises as a “solid” performance for its half year ended 31st January 2017, though the shares price reaction suggests uncertainty…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: V is for Vermin, Vendetta and Vindication

Published 52 days ago

There is a convicted criminal & twice bankrupted man who is barred from being a company director who wants to shut this website down and me with it. Events today at Cloudtag (CTAG) - where the shares will, as I explain, now tank fast - and in the Courts regarding Darren Winters show how vital our work is. And frankly it requires gonads of steel to see off fraudsters and criminals who do not like what we do.  I also cover Stratmin (STGR) and Management Resource Solutions (MRS) today and thank you all for the supportive messages. We are 100% vindicated today. Certain convicted crims should just send me a case of ouzo and STFU

Anpario – “adjusted profit performance in line”, so why are the shares on the slide?

Published 52 days ago

A trading statement from producer of natural feed additives for animals, Anpario (ANP) includes that the company “delivered a strong and improved second half revenue and adjusted profit performance in line with market expectation”. So why are the shares currently on the slide?...

Comeback Video: Big Dave Lenigas is back on the promote - its Anglo African Agriculture

Published 53 days ago

This used to be the old Andrew Monk vehicle but Big dave Lenigas is now in charge. I should say we have some shares in Anglo African (AAAP) and as such I am delighted to see Dave tell us that he will grow sales 4-5 times this year and that Anglo is already profitable and that he will grow the company ten times. Understatement is Dave's middle name! This interview with a less than probing himbo from Proactive is Dave at his best. Go AAAP!

Plexus – DISGRACE: following big share slides in advance, you’ll never guess what “Trading Update” is like (you will)…

Published 53 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)…

Earthport – “trading statement”, why no update on progress to cash flow positive target?

Published 53 days ago

Payment network company Earthport (EPO) has updated that it “is encouraged by the recent developments within the company, particularly in relation to the increasing transaction and aggregate payment volumes being placed through Earthport's platform by its clients”. However, with the shares recovering from sub 13p hit last year to now approaching 25p (although still down from more than 45p as recently as September 2015), is a circa £120 million market cap justified?...

Adgorithms – claims trading “in line”, so why are the shares crashing again?

Published 53 days ago

Online advertising software company Adgorithms (ADGO) has updated that it “continues to execute its stated growth strategy and expects trading for the year ended December 2016 to be in line with management's expectations”. So why are the shares currently 25% lower, at 16.5p?...

Swedes 1 Bulletin Board Turnips nil - Beowulf shares suspended

Published 53 days ago

Shares in Beowulf Mining (BEM) plunged by 39.6% to 8.75p in morning trade prompting a suspension of the shares at just after 10 with the admission of quite disastrous news.

Autins Group – Five months in and huge revenue warning and CEO leaves under cloud. Hmmm…..

Published 53 days ago

A shockingly disappointing statement from Autins Group (AUTG) this morning, a share that has only been on AIM for five months. It smells all wrong to me and raises serious questions for a few parties, particularly the CEO, Jim Griffin, or should I say, ex-CEO, as he resigned with immediate effect this morning too.

Eagle Eye Solutions – claims ‘confidence in prospects’, but cash crunch ahoy?

Published 54 days ago

Digital promotions technology company, Eagle Eye Solutions (EYE) has updated that during its half year ended 31st December 2016 it “has continued to trade well delivering revenue… ahead of market expectations”. But what’s that? A swing into a net debt position. Uh oh…

Quarto – 2016 impacted by Books & Gifts Direct business, but potential value?

Published 54 days ago

Shares in illustrated book publishing group Quarto (QRT) currently trade approaching 9% lower, at 290p, despite a trading update for 2016 including that “a resilient performance in the core publishing businesses means the group expects to report profits in line with management expectations,…”. Ah. “… excluding the impact of our Books & Gifts Direct business”

Petropavlovsk Trading update - buy

Published 54 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has updated on 2016 production in-line with its revised guidance  (just) – and that it expects better in a 2017 year which should also see some transformative development. Good news, it is about time too.

PhotonStar LED – loss warning, product modifications needed & cash crunch ahoy as CEO claims “good progress”!?!

Published 55 days ago

“James McKenzie, Chief Executive of PhotonStar (PSL), said: ‘In 2016, we made good progress in transitioning the group into becoming a retrofit connected lighting and building management business’”. Good, good. You what? The shares currently more than 15% lower, at sub 1p, in response to the announcement…

Torotrak – from “significant increase in interest” to a now ‘materially reduced’ opportunity…

Published 55 days ago

Previously writing on Torotrak (TRK), I concluded that the shares were a sell at 5p on the back of “Trading Statement” announcement which was actually a ‘commercialisation delay’. I now write with the shares, on the back of a “Strategic Update, Group Refocus” announcement, currently circa 45% lower today, at around 1p!...

African Potash Legal Update & Additional Request to shareholders

Published 56 days ago

If you want to sell shares in the fraud African Potash (AFPO) now on the NEX lobster pot, you will now get 0.03p. So the shares are now more than 99% down from the peak. So what news on trying to sue the board or the advisers at Cantor Fitzgerald to get your cash back?

Challenger Acquisitions: Surprise, surprise, Chiel Smits has had enough and takes his ball home

Published 56 days ago

Another slow step towards the grisly end for Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) this morning as, unable to pay its debts due to the Starneth guys, it “sold” the business back to them, leaving Challenger holding nothing but a few promises and hopes, although clearly it hasn’t been spun that way.

Optibiotix: Slimbiome deal with Boots on the cards?

Published 56 days ago

Critics of Obtibiotix (OPTI) reckon that it is all jam tomorrow and it needs to announce big name deals which see real rollout of its products and commercialisation. Well how would a deal with Boots for its Slimbiome weight-loss drinks and snack bars do for starters?

Sell Greatland Gold

Published 56 days ago

Greatland Gold (GGP) has been pursuing small - and almost certainly not economic - gold deposits in Tasmania since Adam was a boy. Every year it promises jam tomorrow, the shares are pumped up a bit and then it does a hugely discounted placing. Rinse & repeat. But suddenly it is the ramp de jour.

Cluff is a good speculative oil and gas exploration play

Published 56 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.

Union Jack - Wressle knockback, market over-reacts: buy

Published 56 days ago

Union Jack (UJO) announced a couple of weeks ago that the planning committee at North Lincolnshire County Council had served up an adverse ruling in respect of the development of the Wressle Oil Field in North Lincolnshire licences PEDL180 and PEDL182. Union Jack holds an 11.67% stake in both licenses.

More terrible News for Aussie Poltroons Slater & Gordon - it can blame the Daily Mail

Published 56 days ago

Oh dear, oh dear. just when you thought things could not get any worse for Aussie poltroons Slater & Gordon (SGH). They just have. And big time as the UK Government finally takes action against the most literal ambulance chasing lawyers and that means our pals S&G.

Bulletin Board Moron & Trump bashing moron of the week contest

Published 57 days ago

This week, and for one week only, we widen the scope of this contest. As ever, to win simply post the greatest example of idiocy from the Bulletin Boards or twitter relating to shares and the stockmarket in the comments section below. But this week you can also win with comments made on social media or placards from the "wimmin's march" yesterday, from a Donald Trump hater showing the greatest lack of intellectual rigour. The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 29th January.

BT accounting problems present a buying opportunity

Published 57 days ago

Whenever you get a big drop in the share price of FTSE350 companies it can represent a buying opportunity, depending of course on what caused the drop in the first place.

Advanced Oncotherapy - Report back from Proactive ramp session: the Maths of Doom

Published 58 days ago

I had a couple of contacts attending Thursday's attempted rampfest by floundering Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) hosted (for a fee) by the sleazy IR promoters at Proactive Investors. I am grateful to one financial analyst - who is short of the stock - for his notes.

Buy Veltyco

Published 58 days ago

In the current market environment, it is rare to find an ‘ahead of expectations’, growing company on a low prospective near-term rating. However, that is the case with Veltyco Group (VLTY)

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 27/01/2017

Published 58 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

A Ear in Your Shell-Like. Royal Dutch Shares May Be in for a Boost.

Published 58 days ago

Hello Share Suckers. You’ve may have noticed, but probably haven’t, that I’ve been selling shares in some companies which I am heavily invested in. This is because times are uncertain and success with a few of my favourites, have left them a little top heavy in their pricing territory.

Our October share tip of the month has almost doubled, our next tip of the month is out TODAY - grab it for just £5

Published 58 days ago

Our October share tip of the month was Sula Iron & Gold (SULA). The Bulletin Board Morons thought we were daft and the shares were 0.18p offer. Today they trade at 0.33p-0.34p so were are heading fora 100% gain and some brokers think we are mad. Broker VSA says the shares are still cheap and reckons fair value is 2.5p. we kid you not.

T.Clarke – full-year trading update, speculative buy?

Published 58 days ago

T.Clarke (CTO) was previously featured on this site late last year after an attempted ‘no-one watching o’clock’ announcement of “financial irregularities”. The following updates, with the shares currently heading towards 20% higher, at over 70p, on the back of a “Trading Update” announcement...

Obtala Q4 Trading statement - goodie, goodie gum drops from this cracking share tip

Published 58 days ago

We tipped African Agriculture play Obtala (OBT) at an 8p offer and suggested averaging down at as low as 5p. The shares are now 19.25p-20p after a Q4 trading update yesterday. Goodie goodie.

Optibiotix - warrants extended thanks to Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater: BUY

Published 59 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) held an EGM of warrant holders earlier this week to vote on extending the date at which we must exercise out to 2022 from er...next week. There are really very few warrant holders left.

The Cloudtag Moron & Ramper in Chief finds motivation online & tweets the news

Published 59 days ago

So what if Cloudtag (CTAG) is a fraud which lies to investors, has no revenues (other than bogus made up ones in RNS statements) and is running out of cash? So what if its shares are now just 4.75p to sell ( down from 25p a couple of months ago) and are heading to nil. The ramper in chief Liam Nicholas is undeterred. His lie packed website about the fraud may not be getting much traffic these days but the man who works for a white van rental company and lives, like me, here in Bristol has a message of hope for the deluded. Forget fundamental analysis or impending news....

Card Factory – trading statement sees return of like-for-like’s, wonder why they went away?

Published 59 days ago

Having previously noted on Card Factory (CARD) slowed sales growth & where are like-for-likes?, I now note “Trading Statement” and “Directorate Change” announcements from the cards and gifts retailer...

African Potash - now about that $600,000 fund raise, admit it fraudsters you are fucked, shares slide again

Published 59 days ago

Now booted off AIM and listed on the NEX Markets lobster pot the fraud African Potash (AFPO) is almost out of cash, owes the FD's fragrant wife Katrina Clayton $985,000 so where is the rescue placing it admitted it needed? Admit it CEO lyin' Chris Cleverley your company is almost insolvent - when will you fess up and suspend the shares?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Explaining exactly why Cloudtag is not a bad company it is a FRAUD

Published 59 days ago

Apparently some folks think that Cloudtag (CTAG) is just a bad company not a fraud. I explain to such folks the difference between a fact and an opinion (Latin scholars are aware of this already) and why exactly that makes this company a 100% fraud. Its shares are now just 4.75p to sell but the target remains 0p as it is a fraud. Then it is on to the importance of NEDS and what they are there for ref Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). Then I move to Ashley House (ASH) and a bit of macroeconomics, to Grand Group (GIPO) and onto Galantas Gold (GAL)

EMIS Group – updates on performance “in line”, so why are the shares sliding?

Published 59 days ago

A trading update announcement from EMIS Group (EMIS) includes that “performance for the year was in line with the board's expectations”, so why are the shares currently around 8% lower, at 870p?...

Falanx - share option awards, the structure is bloody good news: another winning share tip

Published 60 days ago

Normally we do not like share options for management. They are one way bets and are not structured to incentivise but merely to reward the board by diluting those who actually have to put cash up front, mug punters, ordinary investors such as you and us.

EVR Holdings – That’s enough of the larks, I’m calling the top - SELL

Published 60 days ago

This morning’s RNS from EVR Holdings (EVRH) made me look again at this AIM darling and I have reassessed. I ended my last piece on 6 January on the topic with the sentence: “For the avoidance of doubt, I’m not calling the top…….yet. Just keep on moving that stop loss up and enjoy the ride!” Well, I’m calling it now, it’s time to get off the ride!

Time Out Group – 2016 trading update, revenue is vanity…

Published 60 days ago

Time Out Group (TMO) “is pleased to announce” that “revenue for the full year is anticipated to be ahead of the board's expectations” and “closing net cash expected to be better than previously anticipated”. So why are the shares barely ahead, at 137p?...

Strat Aero - what is it hiding now? What do you think?

Published 60 days ago

Cash guzzling, litigation embroiled, lying Strat Aero (AERO) today announced by RNS that it was to hold a General Meeting. FFS does it do this once a month? The last one ( to authorise the issue of 380 million new shares) was just five weeks ago.

Audioboom – related-party bailout & acquisition with marked uplift from “nominal consideration” in sub 6 months

Published 60 days ago

Having last month noted on spoken-word audio platform company Audioboom (BOOM) that nearly all the money’s gone AGAIN, I note an announcement today of an agreement to acquire SONR News Ltd for an all-share £1.42 million and the issue of a £1 million, 10% interest, convertible loan note...

Reach4Entertainment - very good trading statement indeed!

Published 60 days ago

Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has updated that it “expects to produce a trading performance slightly ahead of market expectations for the 12 months to 31 December 2016 at the EBITDA and profit before tax levels”, confirmed the appointments of two non-executive directors and added Finance Director, Linzi Allen, to the board.

Fitbug placing - how the spivs of the AIM Cesspit operate

Published 60 days ago

Today AIM listed serial disaster story and cash guzzler Fitbug (FITB) has announced that it has raised £1 million at 0.2p. The shares have crashed to 0.19-0.2p on the news ( a fall of 26%) but if one looks at the trades you see the sordid underbelly of the AIM Cesspit in full play.

How the May Plan Will Benefit Our Shares - If It Ever Happens

Published 61 days ago

If the Prime Minister does a fraction of what she promised in her big speech this week, we can see shares soar like a stone from a ballista. But talk is cheap. However, as I’m not a cynical soul, there was the odd thing said which gave me hope - and I’m talking about my personal share portfolio. But I expect we hold a lot of sectors in common.

Kalibrate Technologies – profit warning from leading 'bullshit earnings' exponent

Published 61 days ago

Shares in provider of bullshit earnings (Oops sorry, “provider of strategy and technology services to the global fuel and convenience retail industry”), Kalibrate Technologies (KLBT) are currently more than 18% lower, at 57.5p, on the back of a “Trading Update” announcement. Profit warning AHOY!...

Murgitroyd – profit warning sees shares slump, but is there now value on offer?

Published 61 days ago

Intellectual Property advisory group Murgitroyd (MUR) has issued a “Trading Statement” including that “the outcome for the full year will fall short of market forecasts, and likely see reduced full-year 2017 earnings”. Uh-oh...

Strat Aero - bailout placing at 0.1p - shares implode: worse to come

Published 62 days ago

Last night it was announced that Hulsey Smith, the American who exposed the fraud at the heart of Strat Aero (AERO) using Winnileaks last year, dumped the last of his shares that he received for dropping a legal claim. But look at his statement in the TR1 carefully. Before then , the rescue bailout.

Sinophi walks , Disingenuous Advanced Oncotherapy is fucked - insolvency beckons

Published 62 days ago

Yesterday I goaded AIM weasels Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) to come clean on the status of its relationship with Chinese distributor Sinophi, HERE. It seems the world moves quickly because Advanced has today announced that Sinophi has, as of yesterday, "terminated" its orders and at a stroke the order book goes from $150 million to nil. But this smells all wrong and at the same time means that Advanced may well go bust within five weeks. Let me explain.

Photo-Me – responds as shares slump on UK photo ID regulation media comment

Published 62 days ago

Having been down approaching 20% earlier today, Photo-Me (PHTM) has had to make a “Share price movement” announcement – noting this “following media comment regarding photo ID regulations in the United Kingdom”

Flowtech Fluidpower – states dividend “in line with current market expectations”, but not profit. Wonder why?...

Published 62 days ago

Updating on its 2016 performance, fluid power products supplier Flowtech (FLO) notes that it intends to propose a 5% increased dividend “in line with current market expectations” and “expects underlying profit before tax will be in the range £7.0m to £7.2m”. How does the latter compare with expectations then?...

Advanced Oncotherapy says still talking to funders - will it be insolvent in five weeks?

Published 62 days ago

Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) said in September that it would secure additional non dilutive funding by the year end. Today it is clarified where it stands but has neglected to point out how perilous its financial position is. Net current assets will be negative within five weeks which begs a real question regarding whether this company is solvent

Braemar Shipping Services – follows August’s profit warning, with another…

Published 62 days ago

Previously writing on Braemar Shipping Services (BMS), I suggested that holding, at the then 370p, was only for the very brave or very patient and that I’d avoid. Hopefully that was heeded as another “Trading Update” announcement today is another profit warning – and sees the shares currently down towards 250p…

Cloudtag - Sub 5p by end February says Bear Raider Waseem Shakoor

Published 63 days ago

Shares in the AIM listed fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) have dribbled lower to 6.5p to sell today but what is noticeable is the volume, or rather lack of it. In the face of a complete lack of orders from CES as well as minimal evidence that Cloudtag even has a sales ready product, buying interest seems to have tried up. Even the Bulletin Board threads are going quiet as the company appears to have stopped issuing lies about orders, potential orders and shipments of product. So what happens next?

Peter Evans of the Sunday Times do you feel any shame at all you gutless turd? Ref the FRAUD Eden Research

Published 63 days ago

Shares in fraud Eden Research (EDEN) have raced ahead by 30% today. Some folks have been paying up to 13.5p to get onboard. There is an RNS today but that is not the reason for this folly.

Notes from Underground: May and Trump be with us

Published 64 days ago

Well, this is awkward.. Prime Minister Theresa May will be visiting newly minted US President Donald Trump next week and hopes to initiate some sort of trade deal, a mere 48 hours after Trump told the world of his plans: “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first. America first.” But I am sure that he'll make an exception for us. TW Note - Does Darren actually bother to check what Trump says on Trade deals? More fake news from remoaning liberal losers...

Kodal Minerals is overdue a big drop in share price

Published 64 days ago

The mere mention of lithium seems to be enough to send the share price soaring on many small AIM companies, until reality hits home and the almost inevitable pullback starts.

BrainJuicer – more detailed trading update sparks shares further higher

Published 64 days ago

With a trading update last month having sent shares in market research group BrainJuicer (BJU) higher above 500p, a further update has now helped them to 675p…

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 20/01/2017

Published 64 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Biome Technologies – trading update, sales struggle against even recently reduced guidance

Published 65 days ago

Shares in Biome Technologies (BIOM) have retained a slight recovery above 100p following a 2016 “Pre-close Trading Statement, though “the board expects the loss before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation… to be similar to the level achieved in 2015”

FDM great trading update but we say take profits

Published 66 days ago

Provider of IT consultants, FDM Group (FDM) has updated that a strong trading performance and favourable exchange rate movements see it now anticipating “full-year results ahead of its expectations” – and the shares have responded more than 9% higher to a current 624p ‘bid’ price. So not a bad tip from us...

Optibiotix, starting to rock and roll despite Zak Mir's endorsement - buy

Published 66 days ago

After languishing unloved for a while in the low sixties, shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) are really steaming ahead and are now 78p to buy. We hope you bought in the low sixties as we repeatedly urged. If not it is not too late. The shares are a buy at up to 80p and I expect to be advising you to sell at WELL OVER 100p by Easter. So what has happened?

Bonmarche – trading update emphasises expectations unchanged, BUT…

Published 66 days ago

Shares in women's value retailer Bonmarche (BON) are currently recovering more than 7.5%, to 85p, on the back of a trading update which notifies of 3.3% sales growth in the 13 weeks ended 24th December and that “the company's financial position remains sound and the board's expectation for the full year is unchanged”. However,…

Andalas - the clock is ticking ahead of potential insolvency in April - how is the placing going?

Published 66 days ago

Pre Christmas the ramptastic stream of RNS statements, corporate presentations and interviews with homeless clowns told you all you needed to know: worthless Andalas Energy (ADL) was in full ramp mode as it prepared for a rescue bailout. Now, though most oil shares have risen sharply in recent weeks, Andalas stock is still just 0.12p to sell and is falling again today. So how is the £1 million placing it needs faring? 

Exclusive: Hulsey Smith to sue Strat Aero AGAIN - The final nail in the coffin

Published 66 days ago

For shareholders in Strat Aero (AERO) who thought it could not get any worse as the company hurtles towards bankruptcy in less than four week's time, we have bad news: it is about to get even worse.

Last year Strat was sued by American Hulsey Smith who demonstrated clearly that the company had lied to investors. Strat said it would fight all the way but then issued 38 million shares and handed over a wodge of cash to settle with Hulsey. Yesterday it emerged that Smith was dumping as fast as he can - so expect his last 18 million shares to be lobbed out within days. But it gets worse.

Fitbug's latest update must be a joke surely?

Published 66 days ago

If it wasn’t for the fact that ordinary PIs will have lost a lot of money, the announcements and share price movements in Fitbug Holdings (FITB) over the last couple of days would almost be comical!

Portmeirion – ‘slightly ahead of expectations’ & “record revenues” not as positive as they’d seem…

Published 66 days ago

PortmeirionSpodeRoyal Worcester and Wax Lyrical homewares group Portmeirion (PMP) “is pleased to confirm that it expects profit before taxation for the year to 31 December 2016 to be slightly ahead of market expectations”. BUT…

Strat Aero: Hulsey Smith dumps more shares despite last RNS and the excuse is 100% horseshit

Published 66 days ago

Whatever you say about Strat Aero (AERO) as it hurtles towards insolvency in a few weeks time it is al least the source of true comedy with RNS statements which are such complete and utter bullshit that they should win awards. welcome to the latest chapter in the tale of Hulsey Smith, the yank who litigated against Strat, showed that it had committed fraud, and ended up owning 11% of its equity as part of a settlement. Owning 11% of a company you have proved committed fraud is not an ideal place to be.

St Ives – following April last year’s, another “materially below” expectations profit warning…

Published 66 days ago

Shares in marketing services group St Ives (SIV) are currently circa 37% lower, at around 80p, on the back of a “Trading Statement” announcement. Profit warning ahoy then!…

Distil - promising, but needs to show a net profit at the next update

Published 67 days ago

Distil (DIS) is a company which I have been following closely for a couple of years – as well as holding shares in it myself.

Why I think Shares Might Fly when Brexit Gets Closer

Published 67 days ago

Hello Share Skaters. When pushed by the respected blogger Bearfacts on this ground-breaking website this week, my finger was hovering over ‘sell’ buttons more than ‘buy’ switches in this rather scary month.

LoopUp – review as shares sparked by ‘ahead of expectations’ trading update

Published 67 days ago

I looked at remote meetings technology group LoopUp (LOOP) just after the company’s August IPO – concluding, with the shares at 112.5p, that the valuation in conjunction with usual IPO and growth risks saw me avoid, but that I’d monitor with interest. The shares closed yesterday at exactly the same price as then – but are currently approaching 13% higher today, at 127p, on the back of a trading update announcement…

MXC Capital and the shoddy tale of 365 Agile – what really went on here?

Published 67 days ago

Steve Moore commented on the collapse at 365 Agile (365) last August HERE but I wanted to write a fuller piece on it highlighting the role of MXC Capital, particularly after the Redcentric (RCN) debacle as there is a lesson for investors here.

GAME Digital – claims “pleased” with performance over peak weeks, BUT…

Published 67 days ago

Previously writing on GAME Digital (GMD) with the shares at 67p, I concluded bearishly HERE. The following updates with the shares currently down further, at sub 60p, on the back of an “AGM Statement and Trading Update” announcement…

Challenger Acquisitions: Well? Have you paid your debts or are you insolvent?

Published 68 days ago

I understand that Mark Gustafson, CEO, of Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) is more than happy to treat its shareholders with disrespect and utter contempt but, come on, surely you can’t just sit on price-sensitive information about whether you are bust or not?

Fitbug – shares soar (before suspension) on an RNS Reach ramparoonie

Published 68 days ago

On the back of an RNS Reach (i.e. not even deemed to merit a main RNS) announcement, shares in “digital wellness technology provider” Fitbug Holdings (FITB) roofed it to be 370% higher, at 0.775p, before a suspension of trading was announced. Hmmm…

Brady – reckons “sea-change” in its “mood and focus”. Recovery ahoy?

Published 68 days ago

Having previously concluded that there could be some interesting recovery potential from commodity and energy markets software provider, Brady (BRY) but that the current uncertainty saw me continue to avoid, I note a trading update from the company...

Nature Group – Sale of Gibraltar operations sparks shares, but what of trading?

Published 68 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…

Distil – update on Q3 trading statement as shares soar

Published 68 days ago

Shares in alcohol drinks brands owner Distil (DIS) are currently 26% higher, at 1.45p, on the back of a “Trading update” announcement emphasising “excellent progress” in the company’s most important trading period…

Hotel Chocolat – argues ‘performed well’, but what about on a like-for-like basis?

Published 68 days ago

Chocolatier and retailer Hotel Chocolat (HOTC) has updated that it ‘performed well’ in a trading statement for the 13 weeks ended 25th December 2016, with adjusted revenue 14.6% ahead. What about like-for-like performance though?...

Goals Soccer Centres – claims “turned the corner”, but sales only “broadly in-line”…

Published 69 days ago

Having asked in September if recovery was well underway at Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL), I note a “Post Close Trading Update” announcement from the company…

Grafenia – “delighted” to announce acquisition, but it looks no panacea to recent woe

Published 69 days ago

Printing company Grafenia (GRA) is “delighted” to announce an acquisition of Liverpool-based Arthur Diamond Design (ADD Signs), seeing it as a first step of “ambitious plans”. Hmmm…

WANdisco – one quarter does not an investment make, but offers some encouragement for shareholders…

Published 69 days ago

Shares in ‘big data’ software company WANdisco (WAND) are currently continuing a recovery – this on the back of a concluding trading update for 2016...

Fox & Eboracum Marble - lets sort this out

Published 70 days ago

I have been alerted by various folk to the fact that a Fox Marble (FOX) customer Eboracum Marble has a First Gazette notice out against it which, according to the knockers, means it is going bust/is a fraud and that Fox will issue a profits warning. This has seen the shares drift to 7.75p. Sometimes before you hit the sell button it pays to make a few phone calls. Which is why you should buy the shares today.

Serica remains a buy despite recent strong gains

Published 70 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.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a New Prospectus brings shame on all concerned - shockingly misleading

Published 70 days ago

Cynical Bear has written a fascinating article today on Simian Global (SMG) - HERE. Cynical Bear you are a wuss. You are far too generous about this crock of Turkish. If one goes to the prospectus and then cross references with companies house you will find a story of true horrors, something that the prospectus fails to mention, indeed it deliberately gives you a completely different impression. This prospectus stains all involved with it ( directors Edward Ng and Ajay Rajpal, Peterhouse Corporate Finance, Edwin Coe and the UKLA) with complete shame. How on earth do these folks sleep at night? My target price for the shares is 0p.

Simian Global – If at first you don’t succeed…..try the Standard List!

Published 71 days ago

A dispiriting new entry to the Sub-Standard Shockers XI this week – well someone has to fill the impending gap created by the liquidation of Worthington (WRN) - so please everyone give a warm welcome to Simian Global (SMG), a reincarnation of a previously failed effort. Please allow me to explain.

Notes from Underground: It's the end of the world as we know it

Published 71 days ago

In a mere five days, Donald Trump becomes president of the United States. In 90 days or so, Theresa May promises to pull the plug on the world's largest trade bloc.

Shoe Zone - buy on results

Published 71 days ago

UK value footwear retailer, Shoe Zone (SHOE) has announced results for its year ended 1st October 2016, that it has made a “solid start” to its current year and that “the board remains positive for the outlook of the group”.

Red Rock Shoats Creek Disappoints but market gets it all wrong - buy

Published 71 days ago

Red Rock Resources (RRR) has seen its shares slide back to 0.5-0.55p ( we tipped this at a 0.5p offer in November and the shares were 0.7p+) after admittedly disappointing news from Shoats Creek, its US oil asset. But the market has over-reacted big time.

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 13/01/2017

Published 71 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Countrywide – full-year trading statement, a “pleasing” performance?

Published 72 days ago

Following Foxtons earlier this week, Countrywide (CWD) has now updated for the 2016 calendar year with CEO Alison Platt claiming “it is pleasing to report modest full year revenue growth”. Hmmm…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast & Video: The Great Bear Marc Cohodes interviewed on the Concordia fraud - this sounds so Cloudtag familiar

Published 72 days ago

I was watching an old video today in which the great bear Marc Cohodes was interviewed about Concordia a fraud he called as a fraud. The shares were just over $100. They were c$37 when this interview went live. They are now sub $3. Listen to what he says about how investors and fraud companies react to him. This sounds very familiar to me as I discuss in the bearcast below which compares Cloudtag (CTAG) and my life to that of Marc and Concordia.

Concepta gets EU ISO13485 accreditation for MyLotus shares at 18p set to hit 28p+ by easter

Published 72 days ago

Concepta (CPT) has announced that it has secured ISO13485 accreditation which is a key step in attaining its CE marking for its 'myLotus' product for unexplained infertility.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the Delivery Man says he's a keen reader - he's also a fan of Big Dave Lenigas

Published 73 days ago

And so the guy delivering a package for next door said "Hello Tom". He is a keen reader and owns shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), ScotGold (SGZ) and Xtract Resources (XTR). He must be a big fan of Big Dave Lenigas as well. It was a good chat. In this podcast I look at how quickly sentiment can change ref Nostra Terra (NTOG) and Optibiotix (OPTI). I cover Iofina (IOF) and Strat Aero (AERO) and reflect on how the curse of the Sheriff of AIM has fallen on Dolphin Capital (DCI). It took a while!

Jim Mellon's related party deal of the day - Condor Gold share Purchases

Published 73 days ago

Sorry if my good friend Jim Mellon feels if I am picking on him today but moving on from Port Erin (PEBI), the old boy (60 in a few weeks) has also been active at Condor Gold (CNR), the dog where he sits as a NED. Hang on tight folks, this related party trail is getting confusing.

SIG – trading update review as shares rise

Published 73 days ago

Shares in building products distributor SIG plc (SHI) are currently recovering approaching 11%, above 100p, on the back of a “Trading Update” announcement…

Port Erin - NAV statement - just utter tommyrot from Jim Mellon & Co

Published 73 days ago

Flustered by the shock revelations about Diabetic Boot Company HERE, Jim Mellon's Port Erin (PEBI) published a December 31 NAV. Given that it published full year numbers when no-one was watching on 22 December this whiffs of panic. Unfortunately the statement begs more questions than it answers.

Robinson plc – ‘slight’ profit warning, so why are the shares up?

Published 73 days ago

A trading update from Robinson plc (RBN) includes that “the directors anticipate trading profits for 2016 will be slightly below market expectations”. So why are the shares approaching 10% higher?...

If Slater & Gordon did comedy they'd issue a press release like this...oh they did

Published 73 days ago

Following news of the latest investigaton into it cooking its own books, shares in Aussie law firm now trade at 29 cents down from c$8 when it blew £649 million buying 92% the assets of Quindell less than two years ago. Blowing up your balance sheet buying the biggest stockmarket fraud in 30 years is not a smart move. And as such I am delighted to see this release from the Aussie poltroons: 

STM Group – full-year trading update, how’s recovery from H1 profit warning?

Published 73 days ago

I concluded in August on shares in cross-border financial services provider, STM Group (STM) that for those looking for a small speculation, I reckon you could do a lot worse – and reiterated that in October. The company is now “pleased to announce a pre-close trading update”

AO World – argues “Continued Growth and Strategic Progress”, BUT…

Published 73 days ago

UK and Europe online electrical retailer, AO World (AO.) headlines a trading update for the quarter to 31st December “Continued Growth and Strategic Progress”, though the shares are currently approaching 8% lower, at 170p, in response. Hmmm…

Premier Oil looks to offer more risk than reward at the current share price

Published 73 days ago

Like many producers, Premier Oil (PMO) has been struggling with debt since the oil price crashed a few years back. Some have managed to refinance the debt on their balance sheets, but for Premier the process has been dragging on for far longer than many expected and hasn’t exactly helped sentiment surrounding the company. Following today’s update though it looks as though that is finally about to be resolved.

K3 Business Technology - a most disappointing profits warning but hang on

Published 74 days ago

Having been tipped at a 148p offer price at the start of 2013, shares in K3 Business Technology (KBT) have more recently exceeded 350p. However, they are currently back to circa 240p following a disappointing“Trading update” announcement.

Spunk the Mon(k)ey - TrakM8 disaster acquisition exposed - told y'all

Published 74 days ago

It is my birthday today and the TrakM8(TRAK) supporters club of top blogger Paul Scott, crony capitalist PR man Reg Hoare and tech analyst Lorne Daniel of FinnCap need each to order a bottle of ouzo to send me with a note saying "you were right - you is da king". Subsidiary accounts for Route Monkey have finally emerged and are truly diabolical just as I predicted to hoots of derision from the supporters club.

Foxtons – full-year trading update, sales trend dire…

Published 74 days ago

Already down to sub 100p having commenced 2016 at 188p, has a full-year trading update helped shares in London estate agency Foxtons (FOXT) recover somewhat? Er, nope…

Golden Saint - just when will the Fat Lady sing? Shares crashing to new lows.

Published 74 days ago

As at 30 June 2016 Golden Saint Resources (GSR) had $722,000 cash and cash equivalents but by mid November the tank was empty and this cash guzzling joke of a company needed to raise another £400,000 gross (call it £350,000 net or $450,000) to keep going. So how much is left? The share price tells you that cash is running out fast (again) - the stock is now at an all time low of 0.025-0.03p valuing this crock at just £1.6 million. That, BTW, is £1.6 million too much.

Cobham – ANOTHER profit warning, though still worse to come?

Published 74 days ago

Aerospace and defence group Cobham (COB) has released a “Post-close Trading Update”, with the shares currently around 15% lower, at 140p, in response. Uh-oh…

Have you lost money on the Cloudtag fraud? - Grant Thornton might help you get it back

Published 75 days ago

With shares in the AIM listed fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) having slumped from a peak of 25p to c7p there are already many investors who have lost money. Over the next few months as the share price dwindles towards zero there will be legions more. But help may be at hand from Grant Thornton's fraud insolvency and recovery team.

CloudCall – Trading Update emphasises positives, but it remains cash burn ahoy!

Published 75 days ago

Integration of telephony systems into existing customer relationship management software-focused CloudCall (CALL) is “pleased to announce” a full-year trading update – and the following reviews with the shares currently more than 17% higher, at 76p, in response…

Majestic Wine – Christmas Trading Statement sales numbers appear promising, but are they?

Published 75 days ago

“Christmas Trading Statement” from Majestic Wine (WINE) notes an underlying sales increase of 12.4% for the 10 weeks ending 2nd January. Sounds promising…

Advanced Oncotherapy - where is that new funding you promised brokers would arrive by December 31?

Published 76 days ago

AIM (very) bad boy Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) did its best to ramp its shares following the shock loss of its entire order book back in November. Or was it October? Glitzy promo videos and spoofing share purchases by NEDs phased out to have maximum effect on fooling the gullible managed to get the shares back to c90p. But now folks are looking behind the smokescreen of bullshit and the shares are tumbling again, to 73.5p. Since this company has committed securities fraud my target remains 0p. The questions are mounting fast.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast- Why liquidity is critical for small caps, notably 2 that are going bust

Published 76 days ago

When buying or selling shares ( or houses) folks all too often ignore the issue of liquidity. This matters greatly both for investors and also for companies. I look at this in detail using two examples, both companies that are, IMHO, weeks away from going bust.

HaloSource – trading update, still desperate times?

Published 76 days ago

Having from November 2015 onwards been warning on the shares of water technology company HaloSource (HALO), I note an update on trading and its strategic review...

RedstoneConnect – “Business Update” review, still one to watch?

Published 76 days ago

Having previously concluded that shares in ‘smart’ buildings and workspaces-focused RedstoneConnect (REDS) remained on the watchlist at 1.60p, I now note a “Business Update” announcement from the company…

SpaceandPeople – as warned, profit warning ahoy!

Published 76 days ago

Updating on the previous announcement from SpaceandPeople (SAL), I warned that half-year results suggest it’ll be profit warning ahoy! And now…

Optibiotix - 2 announcements, this is tidying up ahead of big news: buy

Published 77 days ago

There are some announcements that an AIM listed company has to make as they are material but in terms of excitement we are talking paint dry. So you just clear the decks and announce them and when all the news is out you - hopefully - have something to announce which will get folks interested. And so it is with Optibiotix (OPTI).

Sell Picks of 2017 Review Part 2: Nektan – is that a light at the end of the tunnel?

Published 77 days ago

Anyone who read my sell article HERE and took the brave option of selling pre-final results would have made an instant profit but, to be fair, you wouldn’t have had long as the year-end results came out on 29 December, about an hour after my piece was published. An additional trading update came out this morning though - is that a light at the end of the tunnel I see?

The weasel words of lyin Chris Cleverley reviewed as FRAUD African Potash booted off AIM

Published 77 days ago

The fraud African Potash (AFPO) has been formally booted off AIM today as no Nomad is prepared to act for it. It is a day of shame for lyin Chris Cleverley the CEO and his senior NED Lord Peter Hain of sleaze. The shares are now only listed in the joke lobster pot that is NEX Markets, it is almost impossible to sell in any size and even harder to raise cash as a company. So Potash will soon go bust. At the weekend I explained the very odd timeline of seven days in September that lead up to the last Nomad, Cantor Fitzgerald, quitting. Now look at lyin' Chris's words since.

Last week's Bulletin Board Moron winner... a Cloudtag shareholder natch

Published 77 days ago

A lot has happened since the late sixties when Neil Armstrong took his one small step on the moon. The word lunatic is derived from the Latin word "luna" meaning moon since it was believed, in the middle ages, that a full moon could induce insanity. And that brings us nicely to last week's Bulletin Board Moron of the week who, natch, owns shares in Cloudtag (CTAG). There were many fine entries as you can see HERE.

Sell Picks of 2017 review part 1: Challenger Acquisitions the plug hole beckons

Published 77 days ago

I appreciate we’re only a week into the New Year but as there’s been significant news on both my sell picks, here’s a quick update. You won’t be surprised to hear that I remain as confident as ever as the position has worsened for both already. Let's start with Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL).

Will Onzima ever return to trading?

Published 77 days ago

I see that Onzima Ventures (ONZ) is getting a bit of attention again, with Tom Winnifrith having just covered it in his latest Bearcast, but it is a company that I was planning to give an update on anyway, having followed the story since early last year.

Buy Collagen

Published 78 days ago

Having exceeded 9p in July and been comfortably above 6p ahead of 19th December-announced results (for the six months ended 30th September 2016), shares in medical collagen-focused Collagen Solutions (COS) fell to recently sub 5p (a sub £9 million market cap). However, behind the numbers, new leadership look to have an exciting growth strategy - something we expect to become clearer in 2017. The shares are a buy at a 6.25p offer.

Notes from Underground: People are making money on AIM, thanks to this one old weird trick

Published 78 days ago

One of the comments made by bulletin board/Twitter morons that I always find mystifying is: "Oh, you guys are just trying to get page views."

Digital Barriers – announces a further $7 million of contract awards, but caveat emptor…

Published 79 days ago

Digital Barriers (DGB) has followed contract wins announced last month with an announcement of the award of a further two contracts with a total value of $7 million. The shares are up more than 10% above end of 2016 lows in response, heading towards 40p, but I’d still suggest caveat emptor…

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 06/01/2017

Published 79 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Four Crackers for your New Year Table. Well, I Think So.

Published 79 days ago

Hello Share Peggers. Here are some shares you might want to monitor closely in 2017. And if you don’t buy any of them soon, don’t blame me if you are kicking yourself later on. Though if you do buy them and they happen to disappoint, I’d rather you didn’t remind me

Tungsten is yet to recover but Wolf Minerals is worth a look

Published 79 days ago

Many commodities have enjoyed significant recoveries in price during 2016, but tungsten hasn’t been amongst them and isn’t far off of the lowest levels seen during the past decade.

Worthington - I speak to the liquidator & its bad news for the board but why is the LSE in denial?

Published 79 days ago

This gets more surreal by the day. Yesterday I spoke to the official liquidator who is dealing with the Worthington (WRN) case. He is rapidly getting up to speed and will be speaking to "other agencies" about what went on. A full report explaining why the company went bust will be produced and it will be naming the director and shadow directors if they are found wanting. Indeed it may be used as supporting evidence if and when other agencies pursue this matter. The bad news...

Crawshaw – argues “we continue to be encouraged”, the market isn’t…

Published 79 days ago

Fresh meat and food-to-go retailer, Crawshaw (CRAW) has updated on trading including “we have continued to build on the progress noted in our last update with the improvements in sales and customer numbers being maintained through December as planned” and “we continue to be encouraged by the customer response to the recent changes we've made”. So why are the shares currently approaching 8% lower, at 23.5p?...

Boxhill Technologies: Um, M’Lord, just wondered, if you don’t mind….WHERE’S THE CEO?

Published 80 days ago

I surprised myself to note that I haven’t commented on the quality outfit, Boxhill Technologies (BOX), in over two months so thought I should start the New Year by asking the question that must be on every investor’s lips: when is the new CEO going to start and who the hell is it? Surely the company's not struggling to find a suitable mug / candidate?

Fastjet – 5 months after the last, it’s bailout fundraising AGAIN!

Published 80 days ago

“fastjet (FJET), the low-cost African airline, is pleased to announce that… it has successfully placed 143,449,794 new ordinary shares at a price of 16.3 pence per share… If the placing does not proceed and complete, and in the absence of the group being able to successfully agree or implement any alternative funding, the directors would seek to commence a process of placing the group into administration. Wait a minute, just in August the company raised “total aggregate gross proceeds of £15.2 million… all at 50 pence per new ordinary share”. What’s gone on?

EVR Holdings – Take a bow, Anthony Matchett, the almost perfect podcast ramp

Published 80 days ago

I’m struggling to take my eyes off the ‘flavour of the month’ stock, EVR Holdings (EVRH), at the moment as it continues its irresistible rise upwards and I have to tip my hat to a great performance by the CEO, Anthony Matchett, on a podcast on Wednesday and all CEO’s in the ramp phase should take note.

Lucian Miers branded "internet troll" by Harvest Minerals as its uber-ramped shares slide fast

Published 80 days ago

In an article just before Christmas Lucian Miers explained very clearly why at 21.5p shares in uber-ramped harvest Minerals (HMI) were a slam dunk sell. He makes hard and valid points - including that a placement is looming - HERE. The shares are now 17.5p to sell. And so a loon has emailed Brian McMaster who runs Harvest and posted his reply on the LSE Asylum. Brian the ramper fails to answer Lucian's points, fails to deny that it is placing ahoy but instead brands Lucian an "internet troll." McMaster writes:

MySQUAR: A cash-burning, “jam tomorrow stock” – AVOID!

Published 80 days ago

A tad surprisingly, I got into cryptography at Christmas so, taking inspiration from a mighty opus in that domain, I thought I would look at a shockingly, disappointing stock, MySQUAR (MYSQ), using a particularly odd approach. No trophy for working out my antics as you may actually find it a risky topic to Disqus, but can I actually do 400 words on this stock in a fitting way with my customary virtuosity?

Stanley Gibbons - dire interims but...

Published 80 days ago

This is one of our worst share tips and also one of my (TW) worst investments of recent years. Collectibles group Stanley Gibbons (SGI) has announced further dire results - this time for the six months ended 30th September 2016 - though “is optimistic that the trading of the group is now beginning to reflect the giant strides made through the restructuring plan in a year of substantial transition” (including a completely new board of directors).

United Cacao - it is now 10 seconds to midnight, when companies collapse it happens fast on AIM

Published 80 days ago

No-one could accuse United Cacao (CHOC) of hanging around when it came to staging its own fatal car crash. December 22nd to January 4th was all it needed to go all the way. 

Yesterday at 4.10 PM Nomad Strand Hanson quit with immediate effect. The shares are suspended and it must be game over. First, a reminder of back to mid December when the shares were 115p.

Science in Sport – a “trading update” which omits to update on the bottom-line impact of trading!

Published 80 days ago

Sports nutrition company Science in Sport (SIS) has made a “Pre-Close Trading Update” announcement commencing that “sales increased 30% to £12.24 million in the 12 months to 31 December 2016”. Sounds promising, what about profitability?…

The Great Waseem on the "Seven Steps" of Cloudtag pump & hype

Published 81 days ago

Yesterday I tried to explain the psychology of AIM fraud and fraudsters with reference to both African Potash (AFPO) and Cloudtag (CTAG). The great bear raider Waseem Shakoor also published a note explaining the seven steps of Cloudtag hype to facilitate is main business of share issuance. As you'd expect it is a cracking read. Over to the great Waseem

Top shorted London-listed shares at the start of 2017

Published 81 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the ten top shorted London-listed shares at the start of 2017...

Cambria Automobiles – review as shares down on “in line” AGM trading update

Published 81 days ago

Despite being “pleased to announce” an AGM trading update, shares in UK automobiles company Cambria (CAMB) are currently a couple of percent lower, below 60p, on the back of it…

Corero - “pleased to announce” minor contract wins, what about the cash burn?

Published 81 days ago

“Corero Network Security plc (CNS), the AIM listed network security company, is pleased to announce that it has won five ‘as-a-service’ subscription-based contracts for its DDoS protection products and technology in the final quarter of 2016”. Sounds promising. Oh, but wait… “with an aggregate annualised contract value of $0.3 million”. Hmmm…

Photo article Life's a beach for one ex shareholder in Golden Saint

Published 82 days ago

Floated at 10p, a couple of years later shares in Golden Saint Resources (GSR) trade at 0.03p to sell. Gosh that £36,000 a year it invested in securing the services of PR genius Steffi was money well spent was it not? But one ex shareholder, the founder Cyril d'Silva does not look too unhappy as a new photo of him in action last month demonstrates. Nice one Cyril. Well for him anyway.

Table of shorted AIM shares - start of 2017

Published 82 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the shorted AIM shares where the position date was in 2016 (by net short position %)...

CloudTag – just how much cash is this company burning? £9m in 2016?

Published 82 days ago

With the L1 funding package now fully drawn, AIM-listed CloudTag has now had an awfully large amount of money, yet we are still to see a product available for it to sell. But thumbing through the RNSs of the last few months shows an incredible cashburn. Where has it all gone?

African Potash Accounts - how much on travel? And tell us about your expenses lyin' Chris

Published 82 days ago

That African Potash (AFPO) is clearly trading whilst insolvent is beyond doubt. It admits that it needs to raise $600,000 to pay its bills as they fall due but trading volumes on ISDX are often just a few hundred quid a day. It's game over. So where has all the money gone? There is a reason that the board did not want anyone seeing the annual report which finally surfaced today.

African Potash Accounts finally out - damning statements by RSM Tenon auditor

Published 83 days ago

I am yet to get an explanation from Peterhouse Corporate Finance, the advisor to ISDX and (pro tem) AIM listed fraud African Potash (AFPO) as to why accounts for the year to June 30 were signed off on 28 December but not released until 3 hours and 48 minutes after the stockmarket closed for a three day New Year break on 30 December. This is surely a breach of ISDX rules and it shows, again, that the fraudsters are prize rotters. Why is Peterhouse not resigning NOW? But it gets worse, the actual, annual report was promised by 31 December but has only this morning appeared on the company's ramptastic website. Why the delay? How about not wishing to admit to damning comments from auditors RSM Tenon which show that this company is toast? The auditor does not mince its words.

Financial results of many oil producers will disappoint in 2017

Published 83 days ago

Looking at the performance of many oil producers over the past few months you could easily be forgiven for thinking that their problems are over and all is rosy within the sector once more.

Buy Character Group

Published 83 days ago

Following positive results at the start of December, shares in Character Group (CCT) went on to exceed 530p. However, following news of director share sales they slid to a 495p offer price at which point in December we tipped them to our readers on the Nifty Fifty website we run with Lucian Miers. The shares are now 510p and still a buy.

Avanti Communications and its most supportive shareholder Mast Capital - er hang on?

Published 83 days ago

Mast Capital the US hedge fund has been the biggest supporter of drowning in debt Avanti Communications (AVN), time and again doubling down on its disastrous investments. But have you noticed this?

ShareProphets share tips of the year Number 21 - Buy Minoan says Tom Winnifrith

Published 84 days ago

Minoan (MIN) has been something of an AIM uber-dog for many years. It is a stock that I have tipped with success once and with lack of success more than once. Its failure to deliver on gaining planning consent on its Cave Sidero site in Crete over more than a decade is perhaps why its shares languish at 6.25-6.5p. But 2017 will be THE year.

REACT - ghastly statement but market over-reacts: BUY

Published 84 days ago

REACT (REAT) served up a ghastly trading statement just before Christmas, but in marking the shares down to 0.7p ( market cap £2 million) traders over-reacted.

Shares in Worthington have traded for 30 days in 3 years & another odd factoid

Published 84 days ago

Convicted criminal, multiple bankrupt and barred company director Aidan Earley claims I brought the firm of Worthington (WRN) - of which he was a shadow director and which is now in liquidation - to its knees. But here is an odd factoid the criminal pea-brained shithead, who is now the pin up boy of Cloudtag morons, ignores.

CloudTag – A review of the year: let’s evaluate progress….or rather the lack of it!

Published 84 days ago

With CES in Las Vegas starting next week, there must be a strong feeling of déjà vu for CloudTag (CTAG) shareholders; however, with the company valuation shooting through the roof during the year, it felt appropriate to assess progress from the 2016 CES show through to the 2017 event to ascertain whether such a valuation was warranted.

Notes From Underground: Happy New Year

Published 85 days ago

As today is New Year's Day, there is nothing to do but reflect on our activities of the past year and anticipate the adventures of the next. Starting Tuesday, we'll be back full time, although we have a few surprises planned for Monday, Quixotically jousting the windmills of AIM but for today, Happy New Year to you and your familes. 

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year number 20: Buy Amryt Pharma says Tom Winnifrith

Published 85 days ago

Boy did Amryt bore its loyal shareholders, including us, to tears for most of 2016. Owning this stock, formerly a failed oil explorer Fastnet, was like watching paint dry. Amid a totally understandable ennui the shares drifted back to lows of just under 14p which - as we had tipped the shares at 18.4p and bought ourselves at higher levels - was a bit of a pain. But then in November it roared into life and the shares are now 18.5p-20.5p and are my second buy tip of the year at up to 22p.

EVR Holdings – shares double as predicted to 6p, so what to do next?

Published 86 days ago

In September I used EVR Holdings (EVRH) as a case study in ‘How to make money out of a Chris Akers stock’ and suggested that it could rise from around 3p and wouldn’t be surprised to seeing it hit 6p, but would perhaps get out then. Well, it hit my target price this week, more quickly than I initially envisaged, so what would I do now?

Xtract Resources – For the love of God, where’s this bloody BFS?!

Published 86 days ago

Further to my last piece two weeks ago HERE on the cash challenges facing Xtract Resources, it announced a ‘keep the lights on’ placing of £220,000 on 21 December pending the authorisation of 9 billon shares at yesterday’s general meeting. All as expected but where, oh where is the goddamn BFS (or DFS or whatever Colin wants to call it)? As yet another deadline is missed, I thought I would provide a helpful overview of the quest for the mining equivalent of the Holy Grail.

Start the New Year Right with the Six Top Resolutions for Bigger Profits.

Published 86 days ago

Hello Share Manglers. It’s that thrilling time of year when this old punter arrogantly chooses your New Year resolutions for you. And please make sure you heed them this time if you want (possibly) to make the most of your profits in 2017.

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year Number 17 - Sell Eden Research says Tom Winnifrith

Published 87 days ago

In the long run buying shares in companies that break accounting rules, commit fraud and which are running out of, other people's, money is a recipe for poverty and thus AIM listed fraud Eden Research is my second share tip of the year, like my first (Cloudtag HERE) it is as a sell. The shares are now xxp but this is a sell at any price down to 0p. Frauds are always worthless in the end.

Why it is often difficult to value small resource companies accurately

Published 87 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.

SyQic– Surprise, surprise, it’s been kicked off the AIM casino…..so what went wrong?

Published 87 days ago

The story that I first covered back in June HERE came to its all too predictable end yesterday with the announcement of the forthcoming cancellation of SyQic (SYQ) from AIM. Nevertheless, it is still worth spending a bit of time reflecting on the turn of events so that one can recognise the red flags in the future and avoid a similar investment disaster in the future.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why Criminal Aidan Earley must be defeated for the sake of AIM and for Natural Justice

Published 88 days ago

If the bonkers convicted criminal Aidan Earley goes through with his threat and takes legal action against me I shall see him in court and - once again - I shall defeat him. I explain what happened last time we met and why it is vital that Earley is now crushed. If he wins I shall quit writing about shares and this website will close. You say "so what?". The point is that if Earley wins it will become suicidal to run negative articles even on the most blatant of frauds, he will have established this principle. London will become a safe haven for fraudsters. That is what Earley wants. This article HERE is referred to when I say how FEW companies I accuse of fraud, contrary to what the dirty little criminal Earley says.

ShareProphets share tips of the year Number 16: Sell IGAS says Nigel Somerville

Published 88 days ago

A year ago I made AIM-listed Igas Energy (IGAS) my one suggestion – as a sell - as part of the ShareProphets tipfest for 2016. Without wishing to sound like a broken record, it is still a sell – and the clock is really ticking now especially in the light of this morning’s RNS.

ShareProphets share tip of the year Number 14: Cynical Bear says sell Nektan

Published 88 days ago

I wasn’t writing for Shareprophets a year ago but I called Nektan (NKTN) as my bear pick of the year on 14 January and it has played out as I envisaged with the share price dropping from its 31 December 2015 price of 130p to 32p today – a drop of 75%; but I think there’s still some way to go as I sense matters are coming to a head.

The Avanti Coms Annual Report Released at 2.22 - Gem number 2, rewarding greedy CEO David Williams for failure

Published 88 days ago

112 minutes after the stockmarket closed on the Friday before Christmas Avanti Communications (AVN) published a red flag strewn annual report. I have already raised one mighty red flag HERE and more will follow. But now just consider how the bombastic prick of a CEO David Williams was rewarded so handsomely for failure. Shares in Avanti are just 23p today. They were c£8 when Williams sold millions of quid worth of shares as he ramped away after the launch of Hylas 1 back in 2011.

ShareProphets share tips of the year number 13, sell Cloudtag says Lucian Miers

Published 89 days ago

Lucian is off on a tour of Eastern Euroland but when asked what his top sell tip for 2017 was he was in little doubt - at almost any price the answer is Cloudtag (CTAG) with a target price of nil. Actually Lucian does not see the shares hitting zero. However...

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year Number 12 Steve Moore says sell Tungsten

Published 89 days ago

Recent half-year results from Tungsten Corporation (TUNG) sought to emphasise “statutory loss after tax £4.5 million, a £15.5 million improvement over H1-FY16”. However, not included in this comparison is that the prior period loss included £6.8 million of non-cash impairment and £2.3 million of finance cost foreign exchange losses against, respectively, none and a £5.2 million gain this time around. Capitalised, at a current 53.75p bid price, at approaching £68 million and it looking like there is further prodigious cash burn ahoy, the shares are a sell…

Shareprophets Share tips of the year Number 11 - Cynical Bear says sell Challenger Acquisitions

Published 89 days ago

Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) has a been a common target for me this year and it doesn’t surprise me that its share price has collapsed from 37.5p when I first wrote on the subject back in January to 11.875p today – a drop of 68%. However, I think there’s plenty more to go and would actually be surprised if it still existed by this time next year.

Do You Hold Shares with an American Connection? Watch Out for a Possible Donald Effect.

Published 89 days ago

Hello Share Tremblers.  As I hold many shares in British companies which do a lot of business in the USA, perhaps I should be getting cautious. Maybe I should beware the Trump effect in the New Year.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Assisted by my father, 8 predictions for 2017

Published 89 days ago

Once again I am sitting here in Shipston with a live audience of one, my father. So we have his take on George Michael - mine is HERE. My views on Syria are referred to in the podcast and the article I mention is HERE. Then I go onto my 8 macro calls for 2017 covering Europe and the Euro, interest rates, corporate earnings visibility, fraud & bankruptcies, house prices, shares, gold and oil.

Reach4Entertainment - breach of banking covenant update - this is good news

Published 89 days ago

Reach (R4E) flagged up in its FY numbers in May that it would probably breach banking covenants. It argued this was a technical matter of no concern but the shares slumped. We urged you to buy then.

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year 2017 number 10: Steve Moore says Buy Interquest

Published 89 days ago

Following another profit warning recently, InterQuest (ITQ) has been a disastrous tip for 2016 from myself (though, thankfully, outweighed by my other one, Avesco Group, delivering a more than 180% return). But the current 36p offer price for the shares looks to me much too harsh an appraisal…

Kefi trading update - buy

Published 90 days ago

Kefi Minerals (KEFI) has been hit by the weaker gold price , issues in Ethiopia at a macro political level and by suggestions that its major shareholder ( Odey) may have its own issues. However Mr Odey is doing, we've established that he is not a seller of Kefi. If he needs to raise cash he will do so via larger more liquid positions. The other issues were addressed in a trading statement last week.

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year 2017 Number 9 Gary Newman says Sell Sound Energy

Published 90 days ago

Sound Energy (SOU) has performed better than I expected in 2016 and the share price has held up at higher levels than I anticipated, yet I still think the current market valuation is totally crazy at this stage!

Optibiotix - warrant news a flat end to the year. We really do expect fireworks in Q1 2017

Published 91 days ago

We cannot hide our disappointment that we go into Christmas with shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) trading at just 61-63p. They really should be far higher and we do expect an exciting re-rate in Q1 2017. We had expected it earlier but were wrong. We won't be this time!

Harvest Minerals: If it Looks too Good to Be True……..

Published 91 days ago

On the face of it, Harvest Minerals (HMI), whose shares have quadrupled since they switched horses from the ASX to the AIM Casino a year ago, seem like a cracking good investment.

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year 2017: No 6 Buy Big Sofa Technologies says HotStockRockets

Published 92 days ago

We have four more share tips out between now and January 2nd which you can access for just a fiver HERE, but here is one we prepared earlier which is our first share tip of the year.

Why have shares in Worthington, the fraud now in liquidation, not been booted off the LSE yet? Ask the SFO?

Published 92 days ago

The fraud Worthington (WRN) where ex prisoner Aidan Earley has now exposed himself as a shadow director, went into liquidation on November 21. So why have the shares not been slung off the Official List by the UKLA, part of the FCA? I talked to the FCA last week.

Chris Cleverley, Lord Hain, Cantor Fitzgerald - who will shareholders sue over African Potash fraud, ShareProphets puts wheels in motion

Published 92 days ago

We have been contacted by a number of shareholders in African Potash (AFPO), which is now on ISDX and will soon be booted off AIM Formally and will go bust within weeks, who have lost money and want to sue someone over this fraud. We will back any such action with a generous donation but the question is who to sue and on what grounds? But, sorry to break the bad news to certain folks on Christmas day, but wheels are in motion...certain folks may wish to call a lawyer PDQ

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year 2017: No 5 Buy Swallowfield says Steve Moore

Published 92 days ago

A recent share tip on the Nifty Fifty website at a 250p offer price, shares in developer, formulator and supplier of personal care and beauty products, Swallowfield (SWL) are already ahead to a current 270p offer price. However, this is still down from 290p reached in October - and I believe there could be much more to come and so it is my first tip of the year.

Notes from Underground: 'Tis the Season

Published 92 days ago

As this feature falls on Christmas Day, there is nothing else to write other than Happy Holidays and a Great Winterval to All! TW Note: You are a Godless liberal and Santa will not be rewarding you with anything at all this year.

Port Erin Biopharma – the interesting case of the Diabetic Boot Company (Part 3): The Jim Mellon spoof continues

Published 93 days ago

Two classic Christmas RNS’s from Port Erin Biopharma (PEBI) this week, the second of which came out at 12 yesterday, being the disappointing final results for the year to 30 June 2016; however, it was the one on Thursday relating to a short-term loan to Jim Mellon’s favourite investment, the Diabetic Boot Company (“DBC”) that really raised my eyebrows.

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 23/12/2016

Published 93 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the shorted AIM shares at the end of this week (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week (see HERE). The big move is the increase in the Telit short.

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year 2017: No3 Sell Wolseley says Chris Bailey

Published 93 days ago

Best FTSE-100 short for 2017?  After musing about the property stocks I chanced upon Wolseley’s (WOS) epic push towards a 50 quid share price.  First congratulations to anyone who picked up shares in the plumbing and building industry supplier at the time of the Brexit referendum vote for around 36 quid.  My advice though for 2017 is to sell the shares. 

Professor Stacey's Christmas Lecture

Published 93 days ago

Hello Share Jinglers. Look at a cat’s face.  Next, picture snow softly falling on a wood. Now imagine the Big Bang. All those zillions of bits and pieces flying through space. Then falling exactly into place to produce a world like ours in all its complexity and wonders of nature, for example: a spider making a web

Guscio – attempts to sneak full-year results out today, a review shows why…

Published 93 days ago

Friday 23rd December, “Final Results & Notice of AGM”. Uh-oh, what has this worryingly-timed announcement from Guscio (GUSC) got in store? ...

Levrett update and other disappointing Sub-Standard Shockers XI news

Published 94 days ago

This week was always going to be a good week for a Sub-Standard Shocker XI or two to release some news and Levrett (LVRT) didn’t disappoint (well it did but you know what I mean) with the release of its interims this morning. Guess what - the cash has almost run out already!

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year 2017: No 2 Sell Cloudtag says Tom Winnifrith

Published 94 days ago

I kick off my contribution to the 24 share tips of the year for 2017 that ShareProphets writers will be publishing between now and January 3 with one of the four sells I shall deliver. And I start with the most obvious: sell AIM fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) at 7.125p with a 0p target.

FRAUD African Potash: why hide the vote as share trading dries up completely?

Published 94 days ago

The fraud African Potash (AFPO) now sees its shares trade on the ISDX lobster pot as it is still yet to find a replacement Nomad to act for it on the AIM Casino following the resignation of Cantor Fitzgerald. Not even Cairn Financial - which pro tem acts for the serial liars at Cloudtag (CTAG) - will act for lyin' Chris Cleverley. So on January 7 the relegation to ISDX will become permanent. The pledges of CEO Cleverley that he was optimistic of finding a new Nomad will be shown to be...er... lies. Quelle surprise. But it gets worse and will get even more worse on Christmas Eve.

Your Shares Booming At Last? - Here's Why.

Published 94 days ago

Hello Share Squirters. The Footsie keeps on rising. Allowing for the usual Santa Rally, one wonders why? After all, as Uncle Tom keeps saying, the world is overloaded with debt and many big countries, like Italy, France and Spain, have shaky economies. There seems no obvious reason for shares to bloom.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - suffering at the Post Office as Cloudtag fesses up to ANOTHER lie

Published 94 days ago

In today's late bearcast I relay a stressful experience in the Post Office and the discovery of ouzo in my local Sainsbury. Is it just for me do you think? Cloudtag (CTAG) was caught telling porkies AGAIN, this time by Nigel, and I discuss that. I discuss React (REAT) shares in which we own. Then I look at Servision (SEV) and finally note Drunken Sailor's revelation on United Cocao (CHOC). And there is news about what is in store between now and Boxing day.

United Cacao may go tits up in February - awful statement: sell

Published 94 days ago

We picked up some of these shares at the Dragon's Den pitch at the UK Investor Show. We sold this morning at a loss and in disgust at 91p. The order was just to sell after United Cacao (CHOC) served up the most god-awful trading statement on a day when most folks are just not around but are off doing Christmas shite. Sadly for Cacao Scrooge's biggest fan is at his desk and my comments on this horror are in bold.

Strat Aero Hulsey Smith dumps shares again - but now says he will hold fire? Really?

Published 94 days ago

As you may remember, by February 14 AIM listed Strat Aero - a company that has committed fraud - will be both out of cash and £300,000 in debt to a loan shark. As it munches its way through a hundred grand a month the outlook looks bleak, in fact it looks terminal. This has 0p written all over it. The man who exposed the frauds we know about is a chap called Hulsey Smith who was given a stack of cash and 12% of the equity to settle a legal case and shut up. And so today we learn that Hulsey has been dumping more shares.

M. P. Evans – hostile offer lapses, shares slump, you were warned…

Published 94 days ago

Having soared above 600p in October and reached more than 700p in November, shares in palm oil producer M. P. Evans (MPE) are currently back at around 550p following the offer for the company lapsing. You can’t say you weren’t warned…

2016 in review: our top 30 articles and Tom's ten most read non financial pieces

Published 95 days ago

As the year draws to a close it is only natural that we look back on the past twelve months. And it has been twelve months of achievement. It is a great achievement in that our writers have continued to write exactly what they want without any editorial interference. So Cynical Bear & Gary Newman have knocked shares I own. So what? We really do support free speech.  And it has been a year when we have "dealt with" more frauds and lies on the AIM casino and the main market than ever before. That really is the USP of ShareProphets.

Cloudtag: FFS Cairn how many times will you take it up the arse before you quit? New Letter sent

Published 95 days ago

And so today we have another revelation, this time from Nigel, showing how the rotters at Cloudtag (CTAG) have once again lied to investors in an RNS. I say once again because we have now lost track of the number of times this has happened. And the lies have been told with deliberate purpose: to pump the share price to allow both insiders and those backing placing after placing to dump stock at inflated prices. This is fraud. Yet Nomad Cairn continues to sign off on these lies issued via RNS, to tolerate CEO Amit lying in podcasts and videos to ramp the shares. So I have written once again to Cairn and cc'd in AIM Regulation

Neil Ritson and LGO Directors wear hair shirt "we are all in it together" - its a smokescreen

Published 95 days ago

In the most recent statement from LGO Energy (LGO) much was made about how the board was showing restraint at the corporate trough. Shareholders may have seen the shares collapse from 6p+ to just 0.11p but "we are all in it together". Nope! This is a smokescreen.

Hayward Tyler – “pleased to announce” an issue of loan notes, I bet it is…

Published 95 days ago

Having recently required a “£3 million increase of committed banking facilities and relaxation of financial covenants”, Hayward Tyler (HAYT) is now “pleased to announce” an issue of loan notes…

Enter the Great British Bank Challenge with a Look at Aldemore.

Published 95 days ago

Hello Share Carollers. Despite Wild Rides’ consistent scepticism, I still favour investing in all of the four biggest banks at the mo. The recent rallies of Barclays (BARC) RBS (RBS) Lloyds(LLOY) and the Honkers Bonkers (HSBA) surely support  this view. 

Is this the most incompetent company listed in London and is WH Ireland the worst ISDX Adviser?

Published 95 days ago

Talk about incompetence. This gem is from ISDX listed FT8 PMC ( GFT) and I can do no more that run the statement below with my comments in bold. Words just fail me.

Pittards – not a wonderful time of the year here AGAIN, profit warning…

Published 95 days ago

This does not seem to be a wonderful time of the year for leather goods producer Pittards (PTD). In 2014, there was shocking news it didn’t tell of, last year a 23rd December “materially below” expectations profit warning and this year we now have a “Situation in Ethiopia and Trading Update” announcement. As you may have guessed, it ain't good...

Mercom Capital – Guys, guys, have we got a deal for you?

Published 95 days ago

I only wrote about Mercom Capital (MCC) at the weekend commenting on the strange goings-on, particularly the share price continuing to hit new highs on hype and hope alone (and a lot of Calvet buying!) at the same time as the funding round being reduced. Today’s announcement of further changes to the proposal adds to the mystery.

Convicted felon Aidan Earley of Worthington infamy goes into bat for Cloudtag - labels Tom Winnifrith a corporate serial killer

Published 96 days ago

The increasingly deranged ramblings of convicted criminal Aidan Earley of Worthington (WRN) infamy get more bizarre with the poor man now going into bat on behalf of Cloudtag (CTAG). Poor Amit Ben Haim, with friends like this no wonder his shares are tanking.

Slater & Gordon in new probe - was it cooking the books pre Quindell? I reckon it was.

Published 96 days ago

Oh dear, it just gets worse and worse for Aussie law firm Slater & Gordon (SGH), the near bankrupt owner of the fraudulent Quenron (QPP) businesses. It has now fessed up that the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has served it with two notices to produce documents relating to an “investigation into the accuracy of financial records and accounts of the company for the period between 1 December 2014 and 29 September 2015”.

Our Monday share tip is up by 26% so far but it will double from here - catch it and 4 more tips for just £5 NOW!

Published 96 days ago

Our Monday share tip is up by 26% in 1 day but it will double from here - catch it and 4 more tips for just £5 NOW!

eServGlobal – full-year results, to “provide further evidence of our success”. Really?

Published 96 days ago

eServGlobal (ESG) has announced results for its year ended 31st October 2016 emphasising “steady progress in the re-alignment of the business” and “we are confident we will provide further evidence of our success in the year ahead”. Hmmm…

San Leon bid approach - Hold pro tem - any bid must be at c70p +

Published 96 days ago

San Leon Energy (SLE) has announced an early stage bid approach. Its shares are up to 49.5p on the news just down on our tip price but we hope you've followed our advice since and averaged down so are in the money. San states:

Cloudtag: An Open Letter to Cairn Financial - when will you quit as Nomad? Now?

Published 96 days ago

It is an open secret in the City that Cairn Financial will, at some stage, cease to act as Nomad for Cloudtag (CTAG). And given that the AIM listed company has lied to investors on a serial basis and also committed securities fraud no other Nomad will take this account on. As such, when Cairn quits, the shares will be suspended and a month later booted off AIM. That will preclude any more fund raisings and so will mean shareholders lose everything as the company goes bust. This situation is unfair on investors and so I have written to Cairn. That is because I am just a nice guy.

Canadian Overseas is a good example of why you should manage risk

Published 97 days ago

It never ceases to amaze me just how much some are prepared to risk on very high risk AIM companies where the odds are against them, and this is a sure-fire way to quickly see all of your money go up in smoke!

Digital Barriers – another contract announcement. Rampity, ramp?

Published 97 days ago

Following contract wins announced at the start of the month, Digital Barriers (DGB) is now “pleased to announce that it has secured a $2.1 million contract for its unique ThruVis standoff threat detection camera”. The shares are currently up a tad to 36.5p in response, but…

Arria NLG - little more than 3 years after listing on AIM… proposed de-listing…

Published 97 days ago

5th December 2013: “Arria (NLG) is joining AIM (at 100p per share) in order to raise the company's profile and support the development of the Arria NLG brand internationally, give access to equity capital as needed, facilitate the recruitment of high calibre employees and provide liquidity in the company's shares”19th December 2016: “Proposed cancellation of trading on AIM” (with the shares at 13.25p)…

Falanx - very cheering AGM Statement Indeed

Published 97 days ago

The AGM of Falanx (FLX) on Thursday was a cheerful affair. We tipped these shares at a 4.25p offer in May. They are now 6.75p-7.5p. ot only were all the usual tedious resolutions passed but there was an upbeat trading statement.

Tom Winnifrith Podcast: Discussing Big Sofa with Adam Reynolds

Published 97 days ago

Big Sofa Technologies (BST) IPO'd on AIM today at 17p - the shares are now 21p. It is the latest Adam Reynolds stock and we own "a few" shares. I recorded this podcast to discuss the investment case with Adam.

Five hot share tips for just £5 - starts Monday 7.45 AM (TODAY!): Don't miss out!

Published 98 days ago

On Friday we published an update on a tip from a few months ago. We tipped the shares at a 4.25p offer, they are now 6.75p to sell so that is not a bad return for 5 months work. BUT IT IS NOT ENOUGH! The shares are still cheap and we won't be advising selling till they are 8p or more which they will be very soon.

Invest in silver now for future shortages in supply

Published 98 days ago

Other than a few months around the start of the year, we are now seeing silver back at its lowest levels since mid-2009, and I can see a strong bounce coming soon.

Begbies Results - still a buy

Published 98 days ago

Business recovery and property services group Begbies Traynor (BEG) has announced results for its half-year ended 31st October 2016 and that “for the year as a whole, we anticipate growth in earnings, in line with expectations”.

Mercom Capital – is this actually just another Calvet stock promotion?

Published 98 days ago

With Mercom Capital’s (MCC) share price rising ever higher in recent weeks, I felt it merited an update from my last piece in October as the situation is getting ever stranger and I suggest care needs to be taken from here.

AIM Regulation putting its foot down for once – I wonder who the company could be?

Published 98 days ago

Unbelievably, it’s very rare for AIM to actually issue a disciplinary notice but one came out last Thursday. Unfortunately it was anonymous although it is still worth taking a closer look and we may as well try and have a guess if nothing else.

Notes from Underground: It's beginning to feel a lot like higher page views

Published 98 days ago

The week that follows Christmas Day is the slowest of the year on ShareProphets reader views - but we'll still be here. The two weeks before Christmas always seem to be some of the highest rated weeks. I don't know whether is some sort of reality avoidance action or ShareProphets readers are actual embodiments of Scrooge - a personal hero on Tom's as he has explained today HERE.

Sepura – recommended offer agreed… but at just 20p per share…

Published 100 days ago

Having warned with the shares at around 140p HERE, 65p HERE, as they slumped from above 40p HERE and at just below 20p HERE, a recommended offer for Sepura (SEPU) has been agreed… at just 20p per share…

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 16/12/2016

Published 100 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the shorted AIM shares at the end of this week (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Petropavlovsk and that global warming update - buy

Published 100 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has announced results of its adverse weather-induced (are you reading Al Gore?) impact assessment at Andreevskaya East  – with both negative and positive outcomes.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall. Will your Shares Rise or Fall?

Published 100 days ago

Hello Share Tasters. I hold more Trinity Mirror (TNI) shares than I am happy with. It’s the usual story of having invested many, many years ago and then failing to wave bye bye when the story changes for the worst.

Xtract Resources – Massive dilution ahead….but will it actually help?

Published 100 days ago

Earlier this week, Xtract Resources (XTR) announced an upcoming EGM to authorise the issuance of a further 9 billion shares, a mere 50% of the current share capital! Sounds like a lot but one needs to have a look again at the last heavily dilutive funding round in November to ascertain whether this is actually going to help.

CloudTag: Well that clears up all those pesky questions, right? Um….

Published 100 days ago

Yesterday’s staggering RNS from CloudTag (CTAG) has already been covered brilliantly in the CloudTag Bearcast special with Tom Winnifrith at his acerbic best – an absolute must-listen - but I have a couple of other observations and am unable to leave the L1 conversion notice date lie alone just yet!

Advanced Oncotherapy - even house broker Beaufort now getting cold feet

Published 101 days ago

As joint house broker to the exponent of Securities fraud that is Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Beaufort has to sound bullish and has thus reiterated its speculative buy stance today. But read the note carefully. Beaufort is frit. I have highlighted key phrases that have not appeared before for you. Key phrases which show goalposts being moved and a broker that is sick of being made to look foolish.

Optibiotix - big news and validation from India: Buy

Published 101 days ago

On 29 November Optibiotix (OPTI) stated: "OptiBiotix reports that it has reached late stage commercial discussions with six commercial partners across its technology and product platforms.". The knockers said "jam tomorrow won't happen". This week the first of the six deals was announced and it is massive. More will follow as Adam Reynolds made clear yesterday exclusively HERE. The news is:

The new Cloudtag distributor - this is a joke how can Nomad Cairn sign off on this crap?

Published 101 days ago

Now for the drill down in detail on the horseshite served up by liars and fraudsters Cloudtag (CTAG) and morally bankrupt Nomad Cairn in yesterday's disgraceful RNS - the overall take is HERE. Let us now look at the new distributor in the UK and Europe Nemesis. It will work alongside Second Chance which used to have an exclusive deal and was guaranteeing 2016 sales of $5.2 million, It has delivered nil. So will Nemesis do any better?

CloudTag – trading restored as company gets back to what it does best

Published 101 days ago

Wow! I’d love to have been a fly on the wall over at Cairn Financial as the wording of last night’s no-one-is-watching-o’clock RNS from AIM-listed CloudTag (CTAG) was being, ahem, “discussed.” I wonder how long that lot took to put together….since last Friday? It was a real shocker.

Tom Winnifrith bonus bearcast - more lies from Cloudtag, shares to restart trading Friday: SELL

Published 101 days ago

Cloudtag (CTAG) has released an after hours RNS. It beggars belief that Nomad Cairn has signed off on this shite, More lies to compound earlier lies but also an admission of more breaches of AIM Rules and that 2016 sales will be zero, contrary to earlier lies. It is all utter horseshite and in this special podcast I take apart this statement bit by bit. It is a bad day for AIM. Cairn you should be ashamed and is beneath contempt. Cloudtag has lied and committed fraud and its shares are a sell with a 0p target.

In the 12 Days to Xmas, Review Your Shares A-Leaping

Published 101 days ago

Hello Share Pickers. I'm in the middle of one of those interminable train journeys where you pass loads of familiar town names everybody knows, but where nobody ever stops. In this case Wilmslow, Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow, Crewe, Craven Arms etc. Well, have you ever been there?

 

Sula - meeting with Roger Murphy at Heathrow Airport

Published 101 days ago

Yesterday I was explaining how silly it was to say I was bashing Cloudtag (CTAG) because its CEO is Jewish. I am an ardent zionist and very keen on the Jews. The Welsh however, that is another matter altogether. Where do I start when it comes to the race of short, untrustworthy, bone idle, sheep molesting, welfare addicted whingers who blame all their woes on the English? Oh yes, I met a nice Welshman yesterday. Don't get me wrong some of my best friends are Welsh. Well my daughter anyway.

Amryt Pharma finally roars into life: last chance buy

Published 101 days ago

We tipped Amryt Pharma (AMYT) pre-consolidation at an effective 18.4p earlier this year and until last week it all went quiet. Now it has roared into life and the shares are 18.5p-20.5p. So what happened? And what next?

Tom Winnifrith Podcast with Adam Reynolds on Concepta

Published 101 days ago

I sat down with Adam Reynolds, the shellmeister today and recorded a string of podcasts. This one is on Concepta (CPT) a stock we own. The shares are 16p-17p. IMHO they should be closer to 30p. The next six months will see masses of news and real, material, sales and that will, I'm sure, drive a real re-rating of the shares. Listen to what Adam says...

Advanced Oncotherapy: the answer to evidence you committed securities fraud is not a sham video

Published 101 days ago

It is now 11 days since I published details of leaked emails which showed that AIM scumbag Advanced Oncotherapy had withheld awful trading news from investors as the company launched an open offer. That is clearly securities fraud. Almost as bad, the emails showed that the timelines the company had held out to both customers in China and investors in London for product delivery were just fantasy. And that is why customers walked. Heads should have rolled. Hapless Nomad Stockdale should have forced a statement. And having told its house broker (Beaufort) that a much needed refinancing would happen by the year end, we need an update on that too. Instead...

Q&A with John Blamire of Falanx Group

Published 102 days ago

There is a very strong AGM statement today from Falanx (FLX). I must declare that we own shares in this company. What follows is a Q&A I have just done with Mr Falanx John Blamire.

Fox Marble warns again but we really do think this is the nadir

Published 102 days ago

Another day, another disappointing update from Balkans region quarrier Fox Marble (FOX) – with “the conversion of orders into delivered sales has taken longer than anticipated… leaving our estimated sales number for full year 2016 lower than expected”. We’ve now spoken to CEO Chris Gilbert.

"Timber! time" at Avanti Communications & the sheer pointlessness of Edison Research - the worst research note of 2016

Published 102 days ago

Shares in drowning in debt Avanti Communications slumped again on Wednesday to a new record low of 18p - the market cap is now just £27.6 million and death is imminent. As I pointed out at the weekend, its shares could be suspended on December 30th but its real worry is insolvency - it will be out of cash by January and it looks impossible to refinance. The cry is Timber! This once mighty AIM play is falling and will soon be lying as a rotting corpse on the forest floor. Where has all the money gone?

Tungsten Corp – interims, claims “very encouraged by the emerging momentum”. Hmmm…

Published 102 days ago

Tungsten Corp (TUNG) has announced results for its half-year ended 31st October 2016, with CEO Richard Hurwitz statedly “very encouraged by the emerging momentum across our business”. Hmmm…

Audioboom – claims “reached a crucial tipping point”. Er, yep… nearly all the money’s gone AGAIN!

Published 102 days ago

Previously writing on spoken-word audio platform company, Audioboom (BOOM) I noted “agreement for investment from China ‘not yet been reached’, surely not to be cash crunch ahoy AGAIN!”. The company is now “pleased to provide an update on its Q4 KPIs and trading for the year ended 30 November 2016” and, well, er…

Will Webis ever actually make a profit?

Published 102 days ago

There is a saying that ‘revenue is vanity, profit is sanity’, and I have to wonder if there is a better example of this than tiny AIM listed betting company Webis (WEB)!

The Redcentric fraud - Uh Oh: very bad news for Tony Weaver

Published 103 days ago

Redcentric (RCN) has detailed the preliminary findings of its investigations into accounting fraud. And they beg very serious questions indeed for Tony Weaver who set this company up and whose AIM listed MXC Capital (MXCP) guided it, but dumped all its shares in the summer shortly before Weaver quit - which in turn was just a week before the fraud problems emerged and the Weaver appointed FD was fired.

ShareSoc ramper & pompous arse Roger Lawson attacks evil shorters & backs failed regulators as Paysafe shares tumble

Published 103 days ago

Here we go again. Wicked and evil bears launch an attack on a great British company and pompous arse Roger Lawson of ShareSoc insists he knows better, just like he did with Globo and Blinkx, and attacks the bears. The pompous and disgraced share ramper opines on his blog with three readers:

Red Rock small disposal, small beer: still a buy

Published 103 days ago

Red Rock Resources (RRR) has announced that it has sold 1,350,000 shares in AIM listed Goldstone Resources (GRL) for net proceeds of £15,625. Following these disposals, Red Rock's holding in Goldstone consists of 8,113,986 shares or 7.93% of Goldstone's issued share capital.

The Big Grid Could Light Up its Shares on Electric Cars, a Cold Winter and Other Power Guzzlers

Published 103 days ago

Hello Share Geeks. In a very recent survey of the most popular companies in which people are currently buying shares, National Grid (NG.) came in the top ten. 

Getech Group – AGM update sees shares bounce

Published 103 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…

Microsaic Systems – reckons “clear opportunities exist”, but it's a profit warning…

Published 103 days ago

“Trading Statement” announcement from Microsaic Systems (MSYS) starts with that “it is expected that EBITDA and pre-tax profit for 2016 will be broadly in line with market expectations… The company has reshaped its business strategy to focus on the Pharma market where clear opportunities exist for the company's products”. Hmmm, “broadly in line” is of course ‘slightly behind’, though at least there’s “clear opportunities” ahead. Though, wait. What’s that? The shares currently down approaching 20%, towards 3p?!? …

Photo article: Doing a good turn to assist 5 GCSE Cloudtag Moron Hayley who is better educated then (sic) me

Published 103 days ago

With her 5 low grade GCSE's and diploma in media studies Cloudtag (CTAG) moron Hayley reckons she is better educated then (sic) me as part of a storm of tweet insults she sent me. Poor Hayley must be feeling a bit down given that shares in Quindell (oops, that is what her dim twin Kate backed & insulted me over), I mean Cloudtag, are suspended. So to make her feel better here is her promo photoshoot from the modelsfor facebook site. Always happy to support someone at the start of their career I bring you it in full. I warn you that Hayley is not dressed for going outside in these chilly winter days.

Iofina - when is a (lack of) profits warning not a profits warning?

Published 104 days ago

When it is described as a "corporate update". That is how Iofina's (IOF) prize piece of excrement PR person Dominic Barretto headlined yesterday's profits warning. It looked so tame why bother reading? But it was a warning and Barretto being a total wanker deliberately did not add in any hard numbers. You see he views investors with contempt. His job is to polish a turd not to inform. And boy is Iofina a turd.

LGO - After the pump the inevitable dump

Published 104 days ago

Having ramped its shares up to 0.15p by pretending that the refinacing of its bank debt was by anything other than a death spiral and with some huffy puffy claptrap about new drilling, LGO Energy (LGO) got back to what it does best today, a placing to dilute yet again.

Long road to recovery for Gulfsands

Published 104 days ago

Whilst it is great to see Gulfsands (GPX) rising on the back of recent news about a possible peace deal in Syria, I am far from convinced that such a large rise in share price is in any way justified at this point in time.

Cloudtag EGM passes resolutions but shares still suspended & that is BAD News

Published 104 days ago

The EGM of AIM fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) was delayed because the plane carrying CEO Amit Ben Haim was held up by fog on its approach to the Channel Islands. Once the great man arrived all resolutions allowing the issue of vast numbers of shares to death spiral providers, and anyone else who will stump up cash, were duly passed. No shock there, most morons can't afford an air fare so voted by proxy pre suspension at a time when the shares were flying so, natch, they backed management. But....

Hardide – company reckons recent new funds for investment in growth, full-year results suggest different

Published 104 days ago

Previously writing on provider of advanced surface coatings, Hardide (HDD) in October, I noted its raising of £1.6 million at 0.8p per share – questioning “to progress with its plans for future developments and growth” or ‘to keep the lights on’? We now have results for the company’s year ended 30th September 2016…

Molins – seeks to emphasise “positive” recent order intake, but for this year it’s another profit warning

Published 104 days ago

After August “Half-year Report” announcement = Profit Warning from Molins (MLIN), we now have a “Trading update” announcement which is a further profit warning – seeing the shares down from my bargepole conclusion at 53.5p to a current sub 50p…

New mine coming online should give Orosur a boost

Published 105 days ago

Orosur Mining (OMI) remains one of my favourites amongst the small gold miners listed on AIM, and I now hold shares in the company myself, hopefully awaiting a turnaround in the price of gold.

Cloudtag: Are frauds allowed to break AIM Rule 26?

Published 106 days ago

In the greater scheme of the litany of financial crimes committed by Cloudtag (CTAG) you may well regard this as small beer. Sure. But it is a clear breach of AIM Rules and yet another thing for hapless Nomad Cairn to address if it has not decided that it has had enough of putting its (increasingly less good) name to outright lies, and resigned. So what is AIM Rule 26 and why has Cloudtag broken it?

Notes from Underground: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria

Published 106 days ago

Well, well, well. The Cloudtag (#CTAG) saga has not just whipsawed through the wallets of slackjawed investors, it has upturned this weekly feature. A feature, for the first time since the creation of this list, has made it to #4 without being written by Tom Winnifrith. Behold Is CloudTag sitting on a price-sensitive conversion notice? by Cynical Bear.

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest sponsored by sleazy Lord Peter Hain

Published 106 days ago

I shall be saying another prayer at the little church on the way to my Greek Hovel tomorrow morning. It will be a prayer asking God not only to show strength to my source on the kerboom emails for one AIM stock but also to make Lord Peter Hain see the light about his involvement with the fraud African Potash (AFPO) as it prepares to see its shares suspended this Wednesday. Lord Hain is no doubt familiar with the book of Mark, chapter 10 verses 20-24. King James version natch:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The ffing awesome team ShareProphets & Lessons from the Fairpoint debacle

Published 106 days ago

In this regular bearcast I look at why this is not a one man site. I also explain reasons why I am getting more and more bearish about shares generally. There is brief comment on Altona (ANR) and International Personal Finance (IPF) and then a very detailed look at the Fairpoint (FRP) car crash and the wider lessons for us all.

Trading platinum has produced my biggest wins in 2016

Published 106 days ago

I’ve always had in an interest in the natural resources sector, but in the past I had mainly stuck to investing and trading the shares of companies within that area.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a Cloudtag Special

Published 107 days ago

There were no bearcasts yesterday and so today there will be two. I start with AIM casino bad boy and fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) which now adds market abuse to the list of financial crimes of which it is guilty. Why are the shares still suspended? is this the end or the beginning of the end? Who deserves to go to jail? Who deserves sympathy? All is revealed in this bonus podcast.

CloudTag – “Fiske”ing yesterday’s RNS: WTF is going on?

Published 107 days ago

A great call from Cynical Bear appears to have forced a statement out of AIM-listed CloudTag (CTAG) and a suspension of the shares. But close reading of last night’s no-one-is-watching o’clock statement suggests that the announced loan conversion and warrant issue is not all that it seems. I’ll come back to the issue of headroom later, but first there are a few issues which need to be clarified by the company in short order. 

BrainJuicer – “above current market forecasts” trading update, but value in the shares?

Published 107 days ago

Market research group BrainJuicer (BJU) has updated that it is “confident” of profit for the 2016 calendar year “above current market forecasts” - sending the shares more than 8% higher towards 540p…

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 09/12/2016

Published 107 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the shorted AIM shares at the end of this week (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

CloudTag comes clean…..well apart from the obvious lie that is!

Published 107 days ago

Just a couple of hours after my suggestion yesterday that CloudTag (CTAG) might be sitting on price-sensitive information, the share was suspended and an after-hours RNS came out announcing that, funnily enough, the L1 conversion had taken place after all. Glad to be of service! Unfortunately, CloudTag can't help itself and I don't think they've come totally clean just yet.  

Picture This - A Stunning Company which Keeps on Developing Profits.

Published 107 days ago

Hello Share Twiddlers. There are some shares in our bag, gang, that we know, just know will keep on bumping up our investment. I have brought to your notice recently the Welsh computer engineer IQE (IQE). That is one of them. Another is Legal and General (LGEN).  And a third is the Honkers Bonkers bank (HSBA).

Waterman Group – positive AGM statement, but…

Published 107 days ago

Engineering and environmental consultancy group Waterman (WTM) has updated on performance in conjunction with its AGM – and the following reviews with the shares presently 3% higher at 84p…

Is CloudTag sitting on a price-sensitive conversion notice?

Published 107 days ago

I’m a bit confused about what’s going on at CloudTag at the moment (aren’t we all). Until recently, I thought I understood L1’s modus operandi, namely make as much money as possible as quickly as possible but I don’t understand why it hasn’t converted a tonne of shares at the closing bid last Friday of 6p……or have they?

Fyffes – review of recommended offer from Sumitomo Corp

Published 107 days ago

Dublin-headquartered international grower, importer and distributor of produce including bananas, pineapples, melons and mushrooms, Fyffes (FFY) has agreed to a €2.23 per share offer from Japan’s Sumitomo Corp, seeing Fyffes’ shares on AIM currently 44.5% higher to 186.5p (currently just under €2.22)…

Avanti Communications share suspension on December 30? New bond default?

Published 108 days ago

Well here is an early Christmas present for all good bears, Avanti Communications (AVN) has sort of fessed up to the fact that its shares may be suspended from the AIM Casino on 30th December and that it may be facing a new bond default. Oh dear. If that is not a cue to sell as fast as you can, what is?

Plexus Holdings – AGM update; argues strong position for next cyclical upswing, but how far away’s that?

Published 108 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…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - what is the ISDX lobster pot? ( my specialist subject)

Published 108 days ago

After day six of the olive harvest I am shattered but it looks as if tomorrow may be the final day which means a late night at the press in Kambos, ouzo and no bearcast. You have been warned, the Sheriff may have the whole day off so tomorrow is a good day for shysters on the AIM casino to issue dodgy press releases. I take two reader requests. One is on Sirius Petroleum (SRSP) the other on my specialist subject - what is ISDX. In terms of companies I cover Cloudtag (CTAG), African Potash (FRAUD), RedT Energy (RED), Bilby (BILB). In the ISDX piece I mention Chapel Down and Mechan, we own shares in the latter.

African Potash arrives on the lobster pot - now remember to sack lyin' Chris Cleverley at the AGM

Published 108 days ago

Surprise, surprise. After three months of looking for a Nomad to replace Cantor Fitzgerald who did not want to sign off on any more lies, the FRAUD African Potash (AFPO) has found no-one to take on the gig. It says that it is still in talks but who is so desperate for cash that they would want to act for such a slam dunk fraud? If no-one signs up for reputational hari kiri by January 7 Potash will be slung off the AIM Casino for good. Right now its shares are merely suspended. But what about the ISDX listing?

Surface Transforms – half-year trading update, despite attempted glossing over cash burn concerns…

Published 108 days ago

Previously writing on developer and manufacturer of jam tomorrow (Oops sorry, of carbon ceramic products for the brakes market), Surface Transforms (SCE) I concluded with the shares sliding below 25p that delayed jam tomorrow in conjunction with the nearer-term trading challenges saw me continue to avoid. There is now a “Trading Update” announcement, on the back of which the shares are currently around 8.5% lower at sub 22p...

M. P. Evans – asset sale to further bolster defence against takeover offer (Oops sorry, in line with long-term strategy)…

Published 109 days ago

To further bolster its defence against a 740p per share offer from Malaysian company Kuala Lumpur Kepong (Oops sorry, “in the pursuit of the board's strategy to control and manage all our Indonesian plantation assets”), M. P. Evans (MPE) has announced a conditional agreement to sell its 36.84% share in PT Agro Muko to partner Sipef for $100 million and intention to pay a 10p per share special dividend to shareholders following completion…

LGO Energy signs up to death spiral and its shares surge... whatever

Published 109 days ago

Shares in LGO Energy (LGO) have raced ahead by 33% to just over 0.14p on news that the company has signed up to a new uber expensive death spiral. Truly some folks just do not get why death spirals are called death spirals. But every cloud has a silver lining: the cash means that LGO can repay French banksters BNP Paribas.

FRAUD African Potash shares up 30% (and it was 90%) - a dead cat bounce as it debuts on ISDX

Published 109 days ago

Shares in the fraud African Potash (AFPO) made their debut on the ISDX lobster pot today and for some reason have surged on AIM. This is a dead cat bounce. Tomorrow they will be suspended on AIM and a month later booted off the Casino because no Nomad will act for this company - Cantors having given notice on September 7. The reason that no Nomad will act - despite promises from lyin' Chris Cleverley in a recent RNS that he was confident one would - is that Potash issues lies via RNS to get placings away. Thus it is a fraud.

John Lewis of Hungerford – full-year results, “fifth consecutive year of sales growth” BUT…

Published 109 days ago

Specialist kitchen manufacturer and retailer John Lewis of Hungerford (JLH) has announced results for its year ended 31st August 2016 – including a “fifth consecutive year of sales growth, which exceeded £8 million for the first time”. However…

CAP-XX – was pleased with commercialisation progress, now lower prices in ‘response to customer demands’. Hmmm…

Published 109 days ago

Having in its October full-year results announcement been “pleased with the progress made in commercialising our small and large supercapacitor products”, CAP-XX (CPX) has now announced it has “responded to the demands of our international customer base… significant production cost savings on its supercapacitor solutions for both passenger vehicle and heavy vehicle automotive applications”. Hmmm…

Dialight – now targeting “materially ahead of expectations”. But…

Published 110 days ago

LED lighting technology company, Dialight (DIA) has updated that “following a good November performance and looking forward to the prospects for December, the group is now targeting an underlying EBIT (including FX) for the year ending 31 December 2016 materially ahead of expectations”. But…

Advanced Oncotherapy - The deafening silence is itself a cause of panic: target price is 0p

Published 110 days ago

Yesterday I published extracts from leaked emails that show that Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO ) kept very bad news regarding China contracts from investors as it launched and conducted an open offer. That is monumentally serious. In the US folks would already be doing a perp walk fort that but even our useless regulators will do something here. In normal circumstances the company would issue a response via RNS but here we are a day and a half later and even though the shares slumped yesterday and are sliding again today we hear only a deafening silence.

Image Scan Holdings – full-year results, jam now being delivered?

Published 110 days ago

X-ray imaging for the security and industrial inspection markets-focused Image Scan Holdings (IGE) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2016 – and the shares are currently slightly higher to 6.5p…

CFD firms whacked as Britain's FCA follows European lead and clamps down

Published 110 days ago

I do not use CFD's. They seem like a mugs game and indeed research by the FCA shows that 82% of clients of the big providers lose money. But then most folks lose on the horses or on betting on football so why target CFDs? It is all driven by MiFD2. We saw this take shape in Cyprus last week although Plus500 denied that it would be affected in a pathetic rebuttal to my scoop. That rebuttal was bollocks and Plus shares are among the big fallers today as the FCA has weighed in with a series of measures.

Imaginatik – half-year results note “tangible results for our customers”, but what about for shareholders?…

Published 110 days ago

Having fallen towards 1p after being above 5p as recently as May, shares in Imaginatik (IMTK) are currently recovering to around 2p on the back of results for the company’s half year ended 30th September 2016…

Milestone Group - Show Me The Money & heads should be rolling

Published 111 days ago

I feel legged over and am angry but there are wider points: how financially screwed is Milestone Group (MSG) and why has no head rolled for the way it mislead investors?

Cloudtag forced to make statement and its all bollocks

Published 111 days ago

Staff at Cloudtag's (CTAG) hapless Nomad (Cairn Financial) must be going bonkers. My friend Liam Murray does not have much hair but he must be tearing out the little that he does have. A CEO who communicates not only via RNS statements that are totally untrue but also via private emails to members of a shareholder base from Bedlam who will at 2+2 to make 27 is a toxic mix. It is not how a regulated orderly market is meant to work. And so yesterday shares in Cloudtag zoomed ahead by as much as 35% peaking at 8.5p. So Cairn forced the CEO, Mr Amit Ben Haim, to make a statement. The shares closed at 7.875p. The statement is a total joke.

OneView Group – half-year results show reason for additional loan facility

Published 111 days ago

Having most recently warned on OneView Group (ONEV) last month HERE, the company has now announced an additional loan facility and results for its half year ended 30th September 2016 showing why…

Why on earth are people still buying Amur after a £66 million rise in market cap!

Published 111 days ago

When a small mining company sees its market cap increase by over £66 million in the space of a month without any corresponding news to support such a rise, you have to wonder at the sanity of private investors who are still piling into the share.

Why I'm Not Getting Busy with the Fizzy

Published 111 days ago

Hello Share Casters. Being rather proud of my stick-like figure, I’ve entered the habit of avoiding fizzy drinks. This was hard as I have a passion for dandelion and burdock and ginger beer. It’s the government’s attitude to sugary drinks that has put me off an old favourite share of mine, Britvic (BVIC). Normally I would commend this share to your attention.

Interquest another warning and another company chat

Published 111 days ago

A latest “Trading update” announcement from recruitment group InterQuest (ITQ) saw the shares fall to to circa 30p although with Jim Mellon upping his stake they are now 35p. We have had a long chat with the company’s Chairman Gary Ashworth.

Amryt Pharma - cracking deal but Im sorry that broker buy note does not make sense

Published 111 days ago

I am a loyal shareholder and think that shares in Amryt (AMYT) are cheap and a deal today really does look like very good news indeed. But the buy note from broker Stifel has me a bit confused. Let me explain.

Tom Winnifrith bearcast: Don't the fecking Cloudtag morons know I'm harvesting olives?

Published 111 days ago

I am utterly shattered after day three of the olive harvest - a photo article is HERE. Please note Cloudtag (CTAG) morons I can't respond to your inane tweets at once every day. Cloudtag shares have raced ahead today. I explain why and why it won't last. As with all frauds the target price is 0p. Talking of which I also discuss Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) which seems unwilling to comment on today's bombshell revalations and African Potash (TOAST). I also look at Mirada (MIRA), Interquest (ITQ) and Aeorema Communications (AEO)

Aeorema Communications – 12:43pm “Trading Update”. Uh-oh…

Published 111 days ago

A 12:43pm “Trading Update” announcement from live events agency Aeorema Communications (AEO). Clearly not scheduled – and thus clearly unlikely to be positive…

Mirada – profit warning, how’s “not currently expected to require further equity fundraising” looking now?

Published 111 days ago

Previously writing on digital technology company Mirada (MIRA) I concluded that the track record saw me continue to avoid with the shares at 4.25p. I now update with the shares, on the back of a “Trading Update” announcement, currently 33% lower today, at 2.75p...

Craven House Capital – Well, you can’t say that you haven’t been warned!

Published 111 days ago

After nine months of scratching my head, I had a lightbulb moment this morning and have finally reached a conclusion as to what is really going on at the “investment company”, Craven House Capital (CRV). The short answer, for those that struggle to get through a thousand words, is that it is totally uninvestable for the private investor, but the most interesting part of it is that the company knows that and it is pretty open about telling its shareholders that that is the case. Whether they listen or not is another matter!

Metal Tiger - All change, all change

Published 112 days ago

No great surprise after the Metal Tiger (MTR) / BMR Group (BMR) takeover debacle but this morning, Metal Tiger announced wholesale changes to its Board as I felt it was inevitable. Worth taking a closer look and trying to understand what it means for the business from here.

Explosive email leak - Advanced Oncotherapy and Sinophi: the real timeline emerges

Published 112 days ago

AIM promote Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and Sinophi have already publicly disagreed as to whether the $120 million order by the Chinese has been "terminated" or not and and on when it was "terminated". Advanced announced the bad news on November 24 suggesting no termination, Sinophi used the T word and said it told Advanced in "early November". A source out East has ensured that I have now obtained access to confidential emails from Sinophi to Advanced which show that Advanced was aware of problems far earlier and at a time when it was soliciting funds from investors. It did not tell those investors. Heads must roll.

Chances of success look low for Prospex

Published 112 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!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I've been silenced on Worthington by the lawyers said the Pea Brained moron - oh yeah?

Published 112 days ago

Rain stopped play at the Greek Hovel olive harvest as I report in a new photo article HERE. So is a computer work day. A BB Moron is boasting that I have gone quiet on Worthington (WRN) and won't call it a fraud, on legal advice. Let me put him straight in this podcast. I comment on Italy and then it is onto Red Rock Resources (RRR) and Sports Direct (SPD) and the issue of buying shares in companies with, er..controversial bosses. I discuss both in detail.

Sanderson: results and company chat - buy

Published 113 days ago

Recent share tip, Sanderson Group (SND) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2016 and, chatting to management, they remain conscious of macroeconomic risk but doesn’t currently detect any loss of confidence in the company’s areas of focus and are confident of making further progress.

Horse Hill Developments Limited – a new mysterious buyer and seller of shares – Essendon Investments

Published 113 days ago

I previously published a previous article about the various transactions between Angus Energy and other parties in connection with Horse Hill Developments Limited (“HHDL”). Including two very private companies namely Danadav and Flowermay which sold HHDL shares to UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and Evocutis. 

Notes from Underground: Popcorn time

Published 113 days ago

Well, it's time to sit back, put one's feet up, and watch how the Cloudtag events unfold. Will the company avoid the terrible fate of the death spiral? Or will it, as the bulletin board morons suggest, suddenly demonstrate a viable and desirable wearable product at the CES 2017 trade fair in, oh, five weeks.

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week - sponsored by African Potash, lyin' Chris & Cloudtag moron Liam Nicholas

Published 113 days ago

The ouzo is on ice for the suspension of shares in the fraud African Potash (AFPO) on December 7th and I am still comtemplating buying a share and going to its GM in Guernsey on 20th December - it would be a hoot. Its dwindling band of followers are posting some delusional rot although the Cloudtag boards are a better source of madness. Anyhow post any BB comments or tweets (even comments from our own Wildes on Fastjet) in the comments section below. The deadline for entries is midnight on Saturday 3rd December.

UKLA & Worthington - this is surreal

Published 114 days ago

This is beyond satire. On Friday night, as it does every night, the UKLA published via RNS its list of companies subject to potential bids and guess what? Worthington is still there. Worthington as in the company where an administrator has now been appointed and a first gazette published? Yes that is the one. But it gets better.

Purecircle. Moving in the Right Direction - DOWN!

Published 114 days ago

I have never been a fan of Purecircle (PURE), particularly in 2012/13 when its shares rose six-fold from £1 to £6 on hugely overblown dreams of the potential of its plant based sweetener product to replace sugar and cure America of its obesity problem.

Obtala - shares more than 100% up on our share tip but Forestry news makes them look cheap!

Published 114 days ago

We tipped Obtala (OBT) at an 8p offer and the shares are now 19p bid which values the company at c$60 million - we use dollars for the sake of convenience. But news after hours yesterday makes the shares still cheap! we spoke to chairman Miles Pelham on Thursday night and this is exciting.

CloudTag – Lucky Competition Winner announced early!

Published 114 days ago

Call me reckless but with still four weeks to go I’m calling the result of the CloudTag sweepstake, although not before having to deal with another steward’s enquiry on Race 2! Read on to find out who is going to be the proud and lucky owner of a “money-can’t-buy” present.

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 02/12/2016

Published 114 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the shorted AIM shares at the end of this week (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

4 cracking shares to buy for just £5 - bargain!

Published 114 days ago

Five pounds for four cracking share tips - stocks to buy and make you money by the New Year. What could be better than that?

Advanced Oncotherapy - now about Tim Lebus

Published 114 days ago

Tim Lebus is a non executive director at Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). Well sort of.

IndigoVision – trading update, shares good value?

Published 114 days ago

Previously writing on video security systems group IndigoVision (IND), I concluded that although a market cap of sub £11.5 million suggested there potentially good value, trading concerns saw it for now remain on the watchlist. The following updates on the back of a “Trading Update” announcement...

James Halstead – AGM statement notes FX benefits & ‘confidence in prospects’, so why are the shares down?…

Published 114 days ago

Writing on commercial flooring company James Halstead (JHD) in August I concluded that the circa 426p per share valuation deterred me. The shares have recently risen towards 500p but despite now updating that “the fall in the value of Sterling following the referendum vote of June has contributed to increased margins on our overseas sales, increased competitiveness and positive growth” and noting confidence “in the prospects of the company going forward”, the shares are currently approaching 6% lower today, back towards 450p...

CloudTag – Share Issuance headroom maths looks grim, statement needed

Published 115 days ago

Oh dear. Oh dearie me. With the share price of embattled AIM-listed CloudTag (CTAG) still coming down faster than a Waseem Shakoor post on the LSE CTAG BB, the bid price has dropped to just 5.25p last seen. If my maths is right, L1’s outstanding loan notes can’t all be converted until after the forthcoming EGM (assuming that shareholders approve the relevant resolutions). Even then, it looks as though Tranche 2 is in danger of not being convertible if the bid price falls much further. Perhaps the Nomad, Cairn Financial, might wish to have the matter clarified to the market.

Bear raider Waseem Shakoor warns again on Cloudtag - share price crash accelerating

Published 115 days ago

I sense that Waseem and I will not be getting that many Christmas cards this year from the morons who still hold shares in Cloudtag (CTAG) but we did warn you time and time again. Waseem has now issued another stark warning: If you think the share price meltdown is going to reverse, think again. It is about to accelerate! The great man writes:

Petropavlovsk - very good news on debt: buy

Published 115 days ago

An easing of debt risk for Petropavlovsk (POG) has moved a significant step closer – with it announced that the company has received approvals for the refinancing of its entire bank debt of $529.8 million from its lending banks, Sberbank and VTB.

Cloudtag and insider share dumper Mike Hirschfield - the Gable & Corvus links

Published 115 days ago

Yesterday Cloudtag (CTAG) finally fessed up that Corvus Capital, the vehicle of dodgy Andrew Regan had dumped all its shares months ago at the peak of the ramp onto unsuspecting Bulletin Board Morons. But there was another belated disclosure of share dumping by Michael Hirschfield, as Nigel noted HERE. Mike who you say? Oooh er missus.

Amryt Pharma at 14p worth 49p says Stifel

Published 115 days ago

Amryt Pharma (AMYT) has announced that it has secured a €20m debt facility from the European Investment Bank on, what broker Stifel says, are very attractive commercial terms. Stifel says that the facility will not only extend the company's funding until well into 2019, but also provide funding for development of acromegaly product AP102 and potential launch funding for Episalvan in partial thickness wounds. Stifel concludes that the shares are a buy at 14p with a price target of 49p. Yes indeed. Since we own the shares I thought we'd share the note with you.

Strat Aero - the Hulsey Smith share dump is on - Timber! 0p Target!

Published 115 days ago

Hulsey Smith was the chap whose Court filings demonstrated wholesale fraud at Strat Aero (AERO) - filings we published HERE despite Aero's legal attempts to hush them up. So when he settled his claims with a cash and shares payoff - weeks after Strat promised to fight him all the way - you kind of knew he'd dump sooner or later. Why hold shares in a company that commits fraud?

Digital Barriers – contract wins, able to focus on converting pipeline & generating follow-on sales... or not?

Published 115 days ago

Reviewing results for the six months ended 30th September 2016 from Digital Barriers (DGB), I noted a £7.4 million reduction in net cash to £3.4 million and that the company has established a £10 million revolving credit facility. It has now made a “Contract wins across APAC and EMEA” announcement. Hmmm…

Advanced Oncotherapy - Sinophi denial throws up more red flags: this stinks more and more

Published 115 days ago

In the face of relentless pressure from this website, embattled Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) yesterday put out a statement attempting to draw a line in the sand over its falling out with Sinophi, whom it had claimed was set to buy $120 million of machines from it. It has failed. the statement begs even more questions and the shares remain utterly uninvestable.

DP Poland – sale and sub-franchising of Krakow stores, shares further higher…

Published 115 days ago

The company with the exclusive right to develop, operate and sub-franchise Domino's Pizza stores in Poland, DP Poland (DPP) has announced the sale and sub-franchising of 4 stores in Krakow – and the shares have reacted further higher…

Cloudtag fesses up - dodgy Andrew Regan dumped all his shares ages ago

Published 115 days ago

I bloody well told you all that that Corvus Capital, the vehicle of uber-dodgy Andrew Regan had dumped all its shares in Cloudtag (CTAG) onto bulletin board morons ages ago. Natch the morons denied it all, insisting that the "visionary" Regan was still on board. Uh oh...Cloudtag has fessed up. Another small victory for the Sheriff of AIM.

Optibiotix a magnificent Trading Update: Buy

Published 116 days ago

We Optibiotix (OPTI) shareholders have been feeling a bit under the cosh of late as the shares weakened on a lack of news. It was just ennui among those of an impatient disposition but still it was annoying. This week's trading statement should reassure the doubters.

Mobile Streams placing at 50% discount - sign up with PrimaryBid now

Published 116 days ago

The Primary Bid bandwagon is gathering speed and anyone interested in AIM should register now HERE. Today's vindication of Dave Mutton and his team is from Mobile Streams (MOS) which is doing a placing and open offer at 4p - the shares w4ere 8p last night. In days gone by this would have been for bucket shops only but now you can take part too, thanks to Primary Bid.

Scholium Group – half-year results admit non-delivery of the expected return on increased capital…

Published 116 days ago

I previously warned on rare books and collectibles group Scholium (SCHO) on the back of an October trading statement – and the shares are currently further lower, at 34p, on the back of the results announcement for the company’s half-year ended 30th September 2016…

Nighthawk Operational Update - Zac The Knife puts management "on notice"

Published 116 days ago

The City's number one oil analyst, Zac "the Knife" Phillips of SP Angel has a few words to say about today's lamentable trading update from Nighthawk Energy (HAWK). In short he puts the management on notice that it is now drinking in the last chance saloon. That, I think, is his way of saying you should sell the shares. The Knife writes:

Aussie poltroons Slater & Gordon go after Watchstone (formerly Quindell) for £53m - a pox on them both

Published 116 days ago

The Aussie poltroons Slater & Gordon (SGH) who recklessly paid £649 million for the fraudulent businesses of Quindell has announced that it is making a claim on £53 million of that still held in an escrow account by Watchstone (WTG). Slater says that it has obtained an opinion from an independent barrister in respect of the warranties given and the escrow cash and that the brief says it has, on balance, a prospect of success. Oh dear. The only winners here will be the lawyers (other than S&G).

Lyin' Chris Cleverley & Lord Peter Hain forced to fess up by the Sheriff - it gets even worse for FRAUD African Potash

Published 117 days ago

Yesterday I pointed out that the FRAUD African Potash (AFPO) had applied to join the ISDX lobster pot as of December 8, the day its shares will be suspended on the AIM Casino if no Nomad is prepared to act for it, Cantor Fitzgerald having tired of signing off on its lies. I also pointed out that lyin' Chris Cleverley had failed to tell his shareholders. Today Potash fessed up..but it gets worse.

LGO Energy - cash bonus in Spain not enough, another placing inevitable & another sleight of hand by Ritson

Published 117 days ago

Loons, like our very own LGO Energy (LGO) owning fanatic Wildes, will have yesterday celebrated news that 11,200 barrels of Spanish oil which had accumulated over the summer had finally been sold. But shares in LGO still fell to just 0.11p. Here's why.

Metal Tiger and BMR deal – All a bit of damp squib but surely Borelli has to go

Published 117 days ago

Following the strange goings-on last Friday, which I covered HERE, with the disappointingly low offer for Metal Tiger (MTR) by BMR Group (BMR), it has all come to a quick end with a couple of announcements on Monday and Tuesday this week, but surely Borelli’s position at Metal Tiger is now untenable.

The continuing saga of Mosman's, oops sorry Nostra Terra's, Pine Mills oil field

Published 117 days ago

If it wasn’t for the fact that plenty of small private investors will probably have lost money that they can’t afford to at this time of year, the latest RNS from Mosman Oil and Gas (MSMN) would almost have been amusing, it was so farcical!

Petropavlovsk: Al Gore made it all up about global warming - buy

Published 117 days ago

As a climate change "denier" I have written elsewhere about how global temperatures are plunging not, as the BBC might lead you to believe, heading higher. You can see a recent article on that matter HERE. And thus Petropavlovsk (POG) serves up news from Russia which does not surprise me, but which might shock your average Guardian reader.

Sabien Technology – yet more delays. Cash crunch ahoy (again)?

Published 117 days ago

Previously writing on boiler technology company Sabien (SNT) last month, I noted a considerable improvement in sales performance needed otherwise its funds will continue being used just to keep the lights on. The following updates with the shares currently more than 6% lower, at 3.75p, on the back of an “AGM Statement”.

Why Marks and Sparks Fails to Spark My Investing Fire

Published 117 days ago

Hello Share Squeezers. You have to love traditional institutions. Marks and Sparks (MKS) is certainly one of those. But apart from a purchase early on in my investing career (not far beyond the Iron Age) I have avoided the shares. Reason: I bought them at £3 plus and for most of the years ever since the share price has monkeyed about at roughly the same level.

African Potash - the writing is on the wall for the last day of AIM on December 7 - ISDX application made

Published 117 days ago

African Potash (AFPO) saw its Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald quit on September 7 and it is still yet to find a replacement who will sign off on its bogus and untruthful press releases. If no-one steps up to the plate by December 7 its shares are suspended and a month later they will be booted off AIM. African says it is confident it will find a replacement Nomad but just in case... the shysters have been busy.

Digital Barriers – H1 results, claims a clear, strong organic growth engine. But is there?

Published 117 days ago

Provider of surveillance technologies, Digital Barriers (DGB) has announced results for the six months ended 30th September 2016 including “it is clear that we have now established a strong organic growth engine”, though later also stating “organic revenues… were broadly flat at £6.9m”. Hmmm…

CloudTag – My plan for great riches hits a new snag

Published 117 days ago

Oh dear, AIM-listed jam- (and product) tomorrow (or sometime, maybe) CloudTag (CTAG) closed last night notching up (or, perhaps down) a bid price of just 6.75p per share. This might be causing a few headaches over at L1 Towers as it seeks to convert its remaining £1.2 million of convertible notes from Tranche 1 of its death spiral funding package. My plan to become a death spiral financier on the Casino seems to have hit a nasty problem – that of headroom in already existing share issuance authorities of the investee company running out and leaving me lobster-potted in unconvertible notes. Of course, I can “persuade” the company to increase the authorities, but time is of the essence: I want to offload ASAP and bank my bunce.

Crawshaw – claims “good progress restoring sales momentum”. Hmmm…

Published 117 days ago

Last updating on fresh meat and food-to-go retailer, Crawshaw (CRAW) in September as the shares fell below 35p I particularly noted a first 7 weeks of the second half -15.8% like-for-like sales setback. With the company noting a further share price decline towards 20p, there is now a further “Trading update”

Hayward Tyler – “momentum is continuing to build”, but it needs to…

Published 118 days ago

Engineering group Hayward Tyler (HAYT) has recently been “pleased to announce a series of contract wins, totalling in excess of £4.5m which… confirm that momentum is continuing to build”. However, the shares remain down on the year at a current 83.5p…

M. P. Evans – “independent valuer’s valuation and dividend policy” announcement in takeover offer defence

Published 118 days ago

Seeking to further bolster its defence against a 740p per share offer from Malaysian company Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, M. P. Evans (MPE) has made an “announcement of independent valuer’s valuation and dividend policy”...

No Spots on this Pizza Giant - And it Could Make A Tasty Investment

Published 118 days ago

Hello Share Pushers. There seems no decline in the popularity of pizzas. They are easy to buy and easy to eat. And Britons, together with probably the rest of the world, will take the easy way out if we can, while gastronomic considerations often take a back seat.

Cloudtag & Nomad Cairn: Another urgent request to AIM Regulation

Published 119 days ago

Over the weekend I urged AIM Regulation and the FCA to open a formal enquiry into market abuse and securities fraud by the AIM uber-fraud Cloudtag (CTAG). This morning I have sent an urgent missive to AIM Regulation and its hapless boss Marcus Stuttard asking why Cloudtag is not being forced to postpone its General Meeting allowing it to issue more shares.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: TrakM8 - disastrous interims, profits crash, cashburn horrific - 100% vindicated

Published 119 days ago

"Lorne Daniel at FinnCap, PR man Reg Hoare, Nomad Ed Frisby, Broker Joanna Scott, Edison Research, Proactive Investors we have beaten them all, we have beaten them all!. Paul Scott can you hear me? Paul Scott ... your boys took a hell of a beating! Your boys took a hell of a beating!" Yes The Sheriff of AIM is again 100% vindicated and it is ouzo o'clock already thanks to dog TrakM8 (TRAK)! But where next for the shares? All is discussed in full in this bonus podcast.

CloudTag – L1 Death Spiral financing update: Shareprophets Translation Service

Published 119 days ago

This morning, CloudTag (CTAG) has announced an update to its funding arrangements with death spiral funder, L1 Capital. Here at Shareprophets, we are conscious that these funding agreements can be rather convoluted and obtuse so are happy to provide a free of charge translation service.

Foxtons share price overreacts to letting fees news

Published 119 days ago

Estate agents took a big hit last week when Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement revealed a surprise, in the form of a ban on letting fees.

Norcros Interims - buy

Published 119 days ago

Supplier of showers, taps, bathroom accessories, tiles and adhesives with operations primarily in the UK and South Africa, Norcros (NXR) has announced results for its half year ended 30th September 2016 and that “with our strong brands, leading market positions and continued self-help initiatives focused on market share gain the group is well positioned to make further progress”.

Notes from Underground: The sound of me pulling out my hair

Published 119 days ago

Le Sigh. Another week where six out of ten leaderboard articles are Bearcasts, and the other four are fan-favourites Cloudtag, Worthington, and African Potash.

Provexis: the facts don't support the current valuation

Published 120 days ago

If you look at the AIM market it is full of companies that have been promising the earth for years, but have yet to actually achieve much of any real substance.

Letter to AIM Regulation & FCA re Advanced Oncotherapy - URGENT enquiry needed now

Published 120 days ago

Yesterday shares in Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) plunged after it fessed up that a critical deal worth up to $120 million with a Chinese entity had encountered problems. Those who backed a big fundraise just weeks ago are already 26% down. But the incident begs massive questions about the timeline of disclosure and RNS statements that appear to be utterly untrue. I have written to the FCA & AIM Regulation, as this appears to be market abuse, outlining my very specific concerns and demanding an urgent enquiry and, if appropriate, that sanction be taken against those responsible. The letter is below:

K3 - very strong trading update, we are more than 100% ahead but still a buy

Published 121 days ago

K3 Business Technology (KBT) has updated that “trading in the first four months of the new financial year is ahead of last year” – this in advance of a key selling period of the forthcoming weeks to the end of December.

Zamano – attempted ‘no one watching o’clock’ “business update”. Uh-oh…

Published 121 days ago

Uh-oh. A Friday, 3:39pm “Business Update & Strategy/Board Changes” announcement. I’ll give you whatever odds you want on this being good news from mobile messaging, marketing and payments company Zamano (ZMNO)… It ain’t…

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 25/11/2016

Published 121 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the shorted AIM shares at the end of this week (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Why I've Sold All My Advanced Oncotherapy Shares.

Published 121 days ago

Hello Share Mongers. About two years ago I suggested you take a look at Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). I was glad I did as I seem to recall that the shares rose from about 3p at the time to around 18p. 

Tom Winnifrith: Should I go to Guernsey on December 20 to try to vote down the African Potash GM?

Published 121 days ago

The FRAUD African Potash (AFPO) has today snuck out notice of a General Meeting in an RNS which does not actually tell you what the meeting is for. It merely states that "a General Meeting ('GM') will be held at 12.00 p.m. on 20 December 2016 at Richmond House, St Julian's Avenue, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1GZ.". I am sorely tempted to buy one or two shares in this company to attend and try to block the motion in hand. But I need to ask folks a question first.

Cloudtag - more lies and deceit admitted to

Published 121 days ago

Following suggestions yesterday HERE that Cloudtag  (CTAG) was being rather tardy in turning a binding HOT into a solid contract with US Distributor Cities announced on August 8, two days before a placing, into a contract, hey presto wre have a contract announced today. But hang on Henry...

Gattaca – a buyer as shares have continued to fall, but worth following?

Published 121 days ago

Previously writing on engineering and technology recruitment group, Gattaca (GATC) I noted that the full-year numbers suggested compelling value, but questioned whether the shares actually were. Some buying has now been announced, with the shares having slipped further from the just below 300p of my previous update…

Fastjet: chairman walks in disgrace it is almost out of cash just four months after £15 million placing

Published 122 days ago

In late July of this year AIM listed basket case African airline FastJet raised £15.2 muillion at 50p. Wind forward to two days ago and the shares were just 18.5p but then started falling sharply to 16p last night and this morning came the disastrous admission. Naturally there is no insider dealing on the world's most successful growth market. The shares are now 14.5p and will sink lower as it has all gone horribly wrong.

Falcon Acquisitions – What’s really going on with this Teevee deal?

Published 122 days ago

I was going to wait until the prospectus came out for the Quiptel deal before commenting on the recent acquisition by Falcon Acquisitions (FAL); however, my spelling and grammar OCD got the better of me so I had to get a few things off my chest sooner rather than later.

Drafting an RNS for Cloudtag: I am such a fecking all round nice guy

Published 122 days ago

I am a nice guy so am always keen to help. It is, after all the season of goodwill and one should love they neighbour, play the Good Samaritan and all that. And thus with shares in the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) collapsing to 8.25p to sell I have drafted an RNS for the company to issue tomorrow morning. "Statement re Share Price Movement."

Imaginatik – argues “confident”, but should it be?

Published 122 days ago

A trading update for the six months ended 30th September sees innovation software and consultancy company, Imaginatik (IMTK) “confident we have the foundations in place for future success”. Investors though don’t seem as confident – the shares currently remaining slumped at around 1.6p...

Hornby – turnaround progress any smoother than half year results issuance?

Published 122 days ago

Hobby products company, Hornby (HRN) announced results for the six months ended 30th September 2016 at 7am claiming “good progress with turnaround plan”. This didn’t though extend to the announcement itself - as the financial tables weren’t included! A replacement announcement was then made at 09:41 – does the company's turnaround progress look smoother? …

Cloudtag - another pre placing ramp exposed: this time its Cities

Published 122 days ago

How on earth can Nomad Cairn continue to act for the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) as it today fesses up to another pre-placing hoodwinking of investors? After the Second Chance guaranteed sales of $5.2 million RNS ( 4 days before a placing) statement was exposed as a big fat lie, now we turn to the US distributor Cities.

Strat Aero - Credit card rate loan to keep the lights on at the fraud for just 12 weeks

Published 123 days ago

Shares in Strat Aero (AER) have jumped today in relief that the company is not going bust before Christmas. Instead it looks set to go bust around St Valentine's day. Today's statement from a company which has committed securities fraud is just ghastly.

Sub-Standard Shockers XI November update – Two body-blows this week: I’m starting to despair

Published 123 days ago

By anyone’s standards, and this team’s standards are pretty low, it’s been a shocking week with a winding-up petition being issued against the team leader and general inspiration, Worthington (WRN) and player manager, Senterra Energy (SEN) having to ‘fess up to a failed deal with its share price collapsing as a result. How did the rest of the team get on!?

Game Changer for AIM: Sound Energy - £24.1 million fund raise - you can take part via Primary Bid

Published 123 days ago

I will not be. As far as I can see the current market cap of £450 million is borderline insane and certainly not justified by the fundamentals. So I don't blame Sound Energy (SOU)  at all for raising cash at this level. If folks want to pay up, the company would be crackers not to let them. But some will disagree.

The Admirable Creightons Share Keeps On Moving - Up and Away

Published 123 days ago

Hello Share Finders. Probably the smallest firm I invest in currently is Creightons (CRL). This has not deterred me from recommending it to you from time to time. Luckily, each time I bring it up, we seem to be rewarded with further gains.

Andalas Energy shares sliding again - time to fess up on the bailout placing

Published 123 days ago

Having last raised money at 0.2p earlier this year shares in Andalas (ADL) are sliding again and are now just 0.1p- 0.105p. Oh dear. It really is time for CEO Dave "the Rule Breaker" Whitby to fess up and admit that the placing is underway and, it seems, not going well.

Ilika – it was discounted fundraising ahoy, what now?

Published 123 days ago

Materials innovation and solid-state battery technology-focused, Ilika (IKA) has announced that results for the six months ended 31st October 2016 “are expected to show total revenue for the period of £330k (H1 2015: £254k)”, but also “notifications of intent to award three new grants” and “a notification of intent to award a commercially-funded materials development programme” – and the shares are currently approaching 6% higher to 45p in response…

Brammer – following trading & financial woe, a recommended offer…

Published 123 days ago

Private equity firm Advent International and distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul products and services, Brammer (BRAM) “are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended all cash offer… for each Brammer share held 165 pence”

AO World – half-year results argue “a great start to the year”, market response sceptical…

Published 124 days ago

UK and Europe online electrical retailer, AO World (AO.) has announced results for the six months ended 30th September 2016 emphasising “a great start to the year, with group revenue and profits growing well as we continue to deliver on our long-term strategy”. The shares are though little changed at 168.5p…

Westminster Group – having emphasised ‘elimination’ of Darwin Capital convertible loan notes in September, guess what…

Published 124 days ago

Having included as a ‘Key Point’ in its September-announced half year results statement “Darwin Convertible Loan Note debt reduced during period and eliminated shortly afterwards”, Westminster Group (WSG) is now “pleased to announce” £1.2 million of convertible loan notes… with Darwin! The following updates with the shares currently falling back well below 20p in response...

Talk Talk Share May Not Rise Rise

Published 124 days ago

Hello Share Twirlers. The broadband and phone company TalkTalk (TALK) is not a share I would buy at the moment. And that’s a pity because I think someone needs to break the dominance BT (BT.A) seems to have on the market. Strong competition has always kept fees for broadband from being extortionate, and we can’t afford a shrinking market.

CloudTag – just how secure is that death spiral funding package?

Published 124 days ago

We wait patiently for AIM-listed Cloudtag (CTAG) to get its fitness device off the production line - if either actually exists. Then it can meet the $5.2 million guaranteed order during 2016 from Second Chance which has morphed into what looks more like an £880,000 expression of interest which might lead to sales some time this year or next, if ever. Until then we can rely upon the death spiral funding package announced on 7 November to keep the company from taking a one-way trip to the corporate knackers’ yard. Or can we?

Lavendon – shares soar on takeover offer, but…

Published 124 days ago

Belgium-headquartered parts and equipment group TVH has announced a 205p per share offer for Lavendon (LVD), sending Lavendon’s shares up circa 40% towards 200p. But…

Sula - take up open offer

Published 125 days ago

Sula Iron & Gold (SULA) had an active last week. Cracking news on the ground (the pump) followed by...you guessed it: the dump. A placing. But. hang on...

The Dark Destroyer, Matt Earl warns Mitie shares to crash below 100p

Published 125 days ago

Following yesterday's grim results from Mitie (MTO), the bear raider Matt Earl says that he went short at 210p last week and added to that short at 189p expecting the shares to halve or worse from here.

Reader Poll: Which Nomad is so bent & desperate for cash that it will act for FRAUD African Potash?

Published 125 days ago

African Potash (AFPO) needs to find a new Nomad by December 7th or its shares will be suspended. Cantor Fitzgerald is tired of putting its name to outright lies published to facilitate Securities Fraud and has quit. Potash says its talking to a replacement but which Nomad would act for this proven fraud? You decide in the poll below. Voting deadline midnight tonight ( 22nd November).

Cloudtag - another Red Flag as death spiral panic sets in but is God now onside?

Published 125 days ago

With Cloudtag (CTAG) now reliant on death spiral funding it is engaged in a desperate battle to create retail demand for its shares in order to soak up the wall of death spiral selling. The announcement of clear non events is a sign of that panic. And so meet Mr He.

Alternative Networks – recommended offer, it argues “significant value accretion”. Really?

Published 125 days ago

Alternative Networks (AN.) has announced a 335p recommended offer, with its Chairman, James Murray, claiming “through its impressive track record of growth, Alternative Networks has also delivered significant value accretion for the Alternative Networks shareholders”. Hmmm…

Senterra Energy – another performance befitting of the player-manager of the Sub-Standard Shockers XI

Published 125 days ago

Having listed just over a year ago at 5p per share citing “market conditions present compelling opportunities to acquire a cash generative oil & gas company with strong upside potential”, Senterra Energy (SEN) was in May “pleased to inform shareholders” of a prospective deal with… “a sim-card technology business based in Singapore” (Oasis Smart Sim PTE Ltd)! Now we have a “Termination of Acquisition, Restoration of Listing” announcement…

Time to consider banking a profit on Canadian Overseas Petroleum

Published 126 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.

FRAUD African Potash - now the Nomad Quits: no reason given

Published 126 days ago

Oh dear, oh dear, the problem with frauds is that eventually they run out of other people's money. And when they can't pay the bills, even morally bankrupt crony capitalist AIM advisers, decide that enough is enough and quit. And thus Cantor Fitzgerald has today said it is resigning as Nomad to the fraud African Potash (AFPO) - which is still not suing me for libel despite promising to do so on September 1st if I did not cease calling it a fraud and pay it £2,000. GOTCHA Potash: you are still a fucking FRAUD now where's that libel letter you bastards? I want to see you fraudster bitchez in Court so badly. So what's going on here. One broker summed it up brilliantly today:

PowerHouse Energy still looks in serious danger of going bust

Published 126 days ago

It amazes me how some of these small AIM companies continue to operate for years even after they look dead and buried, and that certainly seems to be the case with PowerHouse Energy (PHE).

Thalassa update – Watch out, Acquisitor is back

Published 126 days ago

I first wrote about Duncan Soukup’s antics at Thalassa Holdings (THAL) two months ago HERE and it’s worth an update with the aggression level’s stepping up at its corporate battle with London Shopping REIT (LSR) and also worth covering what I imagine would have been a pretty strange exit interview.

Milestone Group – Is/was this the best example of a lifestyle company on AIM?

Published 127 days ago

I appreciate that there are many contenders for the title in the heading of this piece but I do think Milestone Group (MSG) can make a real claim to be up there as one of the best examples of the AIM lifestyle company and, as a result, the recent funding issue highlighted HERE shouldn’t really be that much of a surprise. Please allow me to explain.

Notes from Underground: Get out the popcorn out

Published 127 days ago

Admittedly I have been slow to get tickets to the circus sideshow that is Cloudtag (CTAG), yet another company in the little device that monitors your health consumer space. Team ShareProphets has been writing about this company for months now, commenting on its lack of product in stores and its RNSs promising sales in 2016 that have been damp squibs.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Grounds for divorcing the Mrs, 7 stages of grief (part2) & the stocks on AIM to short

Published 127 days ago

I start with behaviour by the Mrs which is surely grounds for divorce or at least enough to see her lead off in chains by the RSPCA. Then it is back to the seven stages of grief and how it relates to shares. Then I look at the most shorted stocks on AIM as per Steve's article earlier - but also those that should be most shorted but why they are not, i.e. Cloudtag (CTAG), African Potash (AFPO) and the slam dunk zero IGAS.

Avesco & InterQuest - share tip of the year updates

Published 127 days ago

As Tom Winnifrith described the 3:59pm Thursday “Offer for Avesco Group plc” (AVS) announcement; “FECK ME”…

Cloudtag Moron of the Day - Ben Alcock

Published 127 days ago

So Cloudtag (CTAG) has been shown to have lied on a serial basis to investors, its founders have made millions of quid dumping shares without telling us, it still has no revenues and may not have a product. What could possibly go wrong? Nothing for the increasingly deranged believers. Meet Ben Alcock, today's Cloudtag moron of the day.

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 18/11/2016

Published 127 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the shorted AIM shares at the end of this week (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Shares Most Likely to Twinkle in the Santa Rally

Published 127 days ago

Hello Share Seekers.  In the uncertainties of the big share world, nothing is more sure than the usual fact that stocks rise in the run up to Christmas and even if this is a more spooky world than normal with Trump, Brexit, a new Cold War and the rest, I bet a pound to a penny that the big city will see a Santa Rally, according to tradition.

Eagle Eye Solutions – seeks to emphasise ‘accelerated growth’, but looks to be cash crunch ahoy!

Published 128 days ago

An AGM update from Eagle Eye Solutions (EYE) commences “the year ended 30 June 2016 saw continued progress against the group's strategic and operational objectives. The significant contracts won and the developments to our software platform mean that we entered FY17 with strong momentum”. Sounds promising, but…

Mosman Oil & Gas - more Ramptastic news but a covert admission - it has got to be placing ahoy

Published 128 days ago

Today's RNS from Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) is not new ramptastic news but just a recycling of yesterday's ones with the factual errors corrected. What is it with this company and its inability to tell the truth to investors? Anyhow.. the RNS is pretty clear, it is placing ahoy.

Andalas Energy - placing discussions now underway: source

Published 128 days ago

I have pointed out a number of times in recent weeks that not only is Andalas Energy (ADL) really very close to the wire in terms of running out of cash but that it is also on a ramptastic promotional exercise which all adds up to placing ahoy! But now I have confirmation.

Worthington - Bad News from Greenland

Published 129 days ago

Is the long running farce Old Mother Worthington (WRN) finally coming to the end of the road? I am surprised that the company has not put out an RNS to keep its loyal investors informed but there is bad news in Greenland.

Journey Group – takeover offer update as application made to cancel AIM listing

Published 129 days ago

After at first not succeeding, but offering the same amount again – with a re-recommended 240p per share offer for Journey Group (JNY), the offering company of Harwood Capital has now announced it holds or has received acceptances in respect of more than 75% of the share capital and is to take the steps to cancel Journey’s stock market listing…

Horizonte has great potential as a junior nickel miner

Published 129 days ago

As many experts continue to get it wrong on a regular basis, it is very hard to predict where commodity prices could go in the next few years, but I can see upside for nickel miners.

Creston – recommended offer, “an attractive premium”. Really?

Published 129 days ago

Marketing group Creston (CRE) has announced results for its half year ended 30th September 2016, but also that it is recommending a 125p per share offer from a company of 28% shareholder DBAY Advisors…

Tungsten Corp – regulatory approval for sale of bank, so deal completed… or not…

Published 130 days ago

Having stated as recently as September “the sale of Tungsten Bank is advancing as expected and we continue to expect the sale to complete by 31 October 2016”, there is now a further update on a sale still not completed…

Tethys Petroleum: its lights out by Christmas, Zac "the Knife" reads the riot act

Published 130 days ago

Results from litigation embroiled neo-bankrupt Tethys Petroleum (TPL) are out today and the red ink is everywhere. These are numbers for the three months to September 30th and could well be the last ever published. Some folks are still buying the shares, at 1.25-1.5p today. They are mugs and should read the stark warning issued today by the City's top oil analyst, Zac "the Knife" Phillips at SP Angel. Zac opines:

Gulf Keystone - kicking small shareholders in the bollocks

Published 130 days ago

Say what you like about the army of lunatic small shareholders that have stuck with Gulf Keystone (GKP) through thick and think but they are loyal. Rather like a wife who keep getting beaten up by her drunken husband they just stayed on for more. It was almost touching. And now with the debt for equity complete Gulf is to kick those folks in the bollocks with a share consolidation.

LightwaveRF – recent puff news helping share price rise = take a guess…

Published 130 days ago

I warned on shares in LightwaveRF (LWRF) last month following it being “pleased to announce” an uber-expensive loan (& trading warning). There have since been recent announcements of “Additional order from Megaman” and “Launch of Amazon Echo Alexa voice control” and the shares rising from little more than 13p to 21p. Thus, on cue, it’s discounted fundraising time…

M. P. Evans - Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad returns with a “final cash offer”...

Published 131 days ago

With the M. P. Evans (MPE) board and shareholders of a majority of its share capital having rejected a 640p per share takeover offer, Malaysian company Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad has now returned with a 740p per share “final cash offer”

Card Factory – emphasises “sales growth”, but it's slowed & where are like-for-likes?

Published 131 days ago

I wrote on Card Factory (CARD) in August with the shares then at around 300p – concluding I could understand the share price decline and to avoid. The following updates with the shares currently at 260p on the back of a third quarter trading update…

Asiamet update - broker VSA says shares a buy at 2.8p worth 6.2p

Published 132 days ago

There is an update from Asiamet Resources (ARS) today on its operations out East. Broker VSA acts as house so it is not impartial but since I know this is a well followed stock here is its commentary anyway.

Corporate disaster odd one out contest sponsored by Cloudtag

Published 132 days ago

This odd one out contest really should be simple. You will find below the logos of four companies. One is already bust, one is teetering and is a major scandal and has been booted off AIM, one has seen its shares collapse by 90% in three years and the other is Cloudtag. But which is the odd one out and why? Post your answers in the comments section below by midnight on Tuesday

Dewhurst – performance from “materially below” to “positive… compared with current market expectations”

Published 132 days ago

Previously writing on Dewhurst (DWHT) on a February AGM update, I noted further negative macro read-across. The company has now updated including “whilst seasonal effects mean the company's second half is traditionally stronger than the first half, the effect in FY16 has been greater than usual”

The People's Operator - if this is not insider dealing on AIM what is?

Published 132 days ago

By shortly after 10 AM today shares in The People's Operator (TPOP) had crashed by 30% from 16.5p mid to just 11.5p. By midday there had been a marginal recovery as some morons went bottom fishing. But there had been fewer than 50,000 shares traded. At 12.33 PM the company published a catastrophic RNS. If this is not insider dealing what is?

Cloudtag - has dodgy Andrew Regan's Corvus Capital dumped its shares?

Published 132 days ago

Andrew Regan, the man who shot to fame as he was caught at a Motorway Service Station trying to buy stolen documents relating to a bid for the Co-Op, was also the man who brought Cloudtag (CTAG) to market with his Corvus Capital vehicle owning 28.8 million shares (just under 20% of the equity) on admission. But...

Strat Aero - shares sliding - it is placing ahoy

Published 132 days ago

By my maths Strat Aero (AERO) now has cash of er...about...roughly...sweet FA. It is completely out of cash and continues to burn cash and indeed when publishing results that were drowning in red ink on September 30th the management were reported as admitting that it needed to place before Christmas. I should cocoa. You don't need the brains of Cheryl Cole to work that one out.

21st Century Technology – “New Contract” follows “Contract renewal”, but caveat emptor…

Published 132 days ago

21st Century Technology (C21) “is pleased to announce that it has been selected by OFJ Connections Gatwick Airport to provide integrated real-time passenger information and connected bus systems”. The shares have currently responded more than 14% higher to 3p – though this comparing to 5p early this year…

Paranoid Cloudtag Moron on twitter reports Tom Winnifrith to the FCA - jeepers I am quaking

Published 133 days ago

I really do think that this particular Cloudtag (CTAG) owning moron needs to take hisd medication. I have spent a relaxing weekend making Christmas puddings. He has spent a weekend franticly accusing someone else who tweets about Cloudtag in a bearish way of being me. It gets better...

Video: Peter Schiff on carnage in the bond markets post Trump

Published 133 days ago

Folks have focussed on how shares have zoomed since Donald Trump won but what about the bond market which saw its worst week for five years? What does that mean and will it continue? Yes it will. That is the warning of libertarian hero and perma bear Peter Schiff in his latest podcast. 

Sula - renews exploration license: our tip 30% up in 2 weeks but more to come

Published 133 days ago

Sula Iron & Gold  (SULA), has announced the renewal of the mineral Exploration Licence held by Sula's 100% owned Sierra Leone subsidiary, Blue Horizon Limited, covering all of the Company's historic, existing and planned exploration activities and sites, which are all in Sierra Leone. 

Take advantage of the crash in precious metals prices

Published 133 days ago

It was a real rollercoaster ride for precious metals and shares last week, following the results of the US elections and a surprise win for Donald Trump, but this could present some great buying opportunities.

Notes from Underground: It can't happen here. Or there. Oh, I give up.

Published 133 days ago

Last Tuesday's US election results was my worst nightmare. Not that a demagogue has won the White House. Not that said demagogue has surrounded himself with an array of nutcases and god botherers. It's not even that electoral success depends on lies and false promises and facts mean nothing.

Challenger Acquisitions – Is this wheel still moving?

Published 134 days ago

Having listened to Tom’s Bearcast on the topic yesterday, I thought I’d add my tuppence-worth on Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL), which like one of the Giant Observation Wheels that it designs, appears to be moving so slowly that one wonders whether it is actually moving at all.

SyQic – Deal falls over and only seven weeks left on the casino

Published 134 days ago

Shareholders must be SyQ as a parrot and wish they’d never got involved in this can of worms as a flurry of RNS’s this week move the sorry saga at SyQic (SYQ) towards a close. It’s not looking good for those locked in to this suspended share.

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 11/11/2016

Published 135 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the shorted AIM shares at the end of this week (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Volex – emphasises profit & cash generation, but really?...

Published 135 days ago

Power cords and cable assemblies company, Volex (VLX) is “pleased to report that underlying profitability has been maintained at prior year levels reflecting the actions that we have taken to address the continuing decline in revenues from several of our larger customers”. Hmmm…

Why Shares May Lead the Way in a Topsy Turvy World

Published 135 days ago

So far, the election of Big Donald has done the opposite of what many of us feared and the Dow has soared to new heights. If Trump does what he promised, or is it threatened, in his pre-vote speeches we can probably expect the Dow - and consequently the Footsie - to fall away again. Possibly heavily.

Castings – half-year results show profit hit, to get hit further?

Published 135 days ago

On the back of an August AGM Statement from Castings (CGS) with the shares at circa 428p, I noted there looking an increased risk of short-term share price pain. The following updates on the back of the company’s Half-year Report, with the shares currently sub 400p…

EXCLUSIVE: Inspirit Energy - cash run out? Supplier has to go to Court to get paid

Published 135 days ago

Oh dear. Oh dear. It looks as if the cash position at John Gunn's boiler room Inspirit Energy (INSP) is getting so very tight indeed. With the shares slipping to just 0.24p to sell and there being no sign of jam tomorrow being turned into anything resembling an order, we have just been passed judgement in a court case which closed this week.

Mkango shares hit new low of 2.75p - remember to book in for 17th November bunfight

Published 135 days ago

Shares in AIM uber dog Mkango Resources (MKA) have today hit a new all time low of 2.75p as the ramp has failed and as investors start to appreciate just how close this company is to, once again, running out of cash.

Rosslyn Data - Statement Needed as shares keep sliding

Published 135 days ago

osslyn Data Technology (RDT) shares continue to slide and now trade at only 9.75p - valuing this company at just £7.4 million. It listed two and a half years ago after Cenkos signed off on a misleading prospectus at 33p and it has been downhill ever since. The company insists it will not run out of cash before it his breakeven. We shall see.

SIG – profit warning & ‘mutually agreed’ that CEO walks the plank…

Published 135 days ago

On the back of “Trading Update” and “Directorate Change” announcements, shares in building products distributor, SIG plc (SHI) are currently more than 20% lower, heading towards 90p. Uh-oh…

OneView – following swift about-turn profit warning, now attempted bailout fundraising ahoy!

Published 136 days ago

I warned shares in OneView (ONEV) were for the bargepole list as they slumped last month after the company went from “remains confident” to “likely to be below market expectations” in 6 weeks. They had subsequently recovered somewhat, but that before a Thursday 10:32am “Trading Update and Notice of Results” announcement…

Mobile Streams – reckons “pleased to announce” full-year results, shares down 30%...

Published 136 days ago

“Mobile Streams (MOS), the emerging markets focused mobile media company, is pleased to announce its final results for the year ended 30 June 2016 which are in line with management's revised expectations”. Ok. Er, what? The shares currently 30% down, at 9.625p, in response...

Devro – Trading Update includes 2016 expectations “unchanged”, so why 20%+ share price decline?

Published 136 days ago

Devro (DVO) has made a “Trading Update” announcement, including “the board's full year expectations for underlying operating profit remain unchanged”. However, the shares are currently more than 20% lower, at sub 180p…

Waseem Shakoor warns on Cloudtag as death spiral financing confirmed

Published 136 days ago

Cloudtag (CTAG) has today confirmed that net proceeds of £1.44 million on its recent financing have been confirmed as arriving and as such has revealed the financier to whom loan notes are being issued: L1 Capital Global Opportunities Master Fund. Bear raider Waseem Shakoor now points out why this is such terrible news. Waseem writes:

Mosman will crash back to earth after a ridiculous share price rise!

Published 137 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!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Mosman is avin a giraffe, Drain the swamp!

Published 137 days ago

I have a few more words on the Triumph of The Donald and the demise of Crooked Hillary. Ha! But my main thoughts on that are HERE. Then I look at Avanti Communications (AVN), Andalas (ADL), Green Dragon (GDG) and Greka Drilling (GDL) before having a detailed look at Mosman (MSMN) shares in which are up by 260% today which is bonkers.

Sula at 0.24p worth 3.1p?

Published 137 days ago

The note below from broker VSA was published a few weeks ago with the shares then at 0.15p. Today they are trading at 0.24p in the middle so the speculative buy stance can already be said to be somewhat vindicated. But the target price is 3.1p. No typo that really is 3.1p. The reasonably detailed note explains why.

Grafenia – director share purchase, a positive signal… Or not?…

Published 137 days ago

Having concluded bearishly on half-year results from Grafenia (GRA), I note a “Directors' Dealings” announcement from the company today…

Concepta signs lease on new factory in Doncaster - hang on, hang on tight

Published 137 days ago

Fresh from opening manufacturing facilities in China in late September, Concepta (CPTA) has announced that it has taken on a 10 year lease on a site in Doncaster in the grim North of England to manufacture in the UK. It will be cheap up there.

Vast Resources – Well done Roy, you worked it out in the end (again!)

Published 137 days ago

Déjà vu this morning with the announcement from Roy Pitchford at Vast Resources (VAST) earlier today as he announced that it was ditching the Bracknor facility, presumably as he realised that it wasn’t doing wonders for the share price. Well, at least you realised before causing any further damage.

Sepura – Hytera confirms takeover talks, though emphasises “preliminary stage” & “significant uncertainties”…

Published 137 days ago

Shenzhen Stock Exchange-listed Hytera Communications has updated on its “Possible offer for Sepura plc” (SEPU) – and the following updates with shares in Sepura currently sliding back below 20p…

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Donald Trump wins - AS I PREDICTED - shares slump what next?

Published 138 days ago

I stayed up all night and as a result am knackered. I am happy because I wanted Trump to win as I explained HERE. I am even happier because I have time and time again, even on Monday HERE, shown you why the polls were wrong. And thus as predicted here in early September, the eight reasons why Trump was going to win proved valid. I look at the polling industry and the disgraceful behaviour of the media including BBC star Emily Maitlis and Matt Frei and Kylie Morris, both of Channel 4, in this campaign. I was right and almost the entire mainstream press here in the UK was just plain wrong.  Shares have tumbled this morning, I explain what is next for America and for equities there and in the UK and finally, if the establishment ignores this warning as well as Brexit, I predict that Europe will see upset next and explain why so many of us in the 99% remain very angry deplorables.

Ten Alps – results “extremely disappointing”, but reckons to now be profitable. Sound familiar though?

Published 138 days ago

Shares in Ten Alps (TAL) have continued to fall on the back of results for its year ended 30th June 2016, which noted “a disappointing and painful period for the group”, but also that “hard decisions have been made and remedial actions taken to structure the business for success”. Hmmm...

Grafenia – half-year results, another profit warning ahoy!

Published 138 days ago

Having last month concluded on Grafenia (GRA) that I wouldn’t want to bet on expectations being achieved and currently continue to avoid, I note the half-year results announcement sees the shares currently more than 14% lower at 7.5p…

Justin The Clown Caption Contest Result - Drunken Sailor your entry is obscene

Published 138 days ago

With Andalas Energy (ADL) shares down again today as it heads for a massively discounted placing or insolvency, Justin the Clown's chances of moving out of the cardboard box look remote. But maybe he has also invested in Cloudtag which he has promoted enthusiastically. Cripes he may soon be evicted from the cardboard box at this rate. We asked you for captions to the scene of domestic bliss below for the Vox Markets podcaster HERE and I should warn you that Drunken Sailor's entry was er...extremely distasteful and hard to swallow.. The winner is....

Getech – results claim “continued prospects for profitable trading”, shares again tumble…

Published 138 days ago

Specialist exploration data and petroleum systems studies and evaluations provider, Getech (GTC) has announced results for its year ended 31st July 2016, including axing the dividend as oil prices remained “low and volatile”. The following reviews, with the shares currently more than 11.5% lower on the day, at 26.5p…

Cloudtag...Moreover: this just does not stack up at all

Published 138 days ago

Cynical Bear has already put Cloudtag (CTAG) to the sword after yesterday's no-one is watching O'Clock profits warning but I think he is going soft in his old age in that he is far too generous about this worthless fraud. There is a massive question which remains unanswered as the shares head to an eventual zero.

CloudTag – All bets are off, the disastrous (lack of) sales warning has landed already!

Published 139 days ago

What a spoil sport! Just 24 hours after posting my competition on the forthcoming CloudTag (CTAG) RNS’s, it releases an after-hours RNS last night bringing the entries to an end. Surprise, surprise, it has finally come clean on the limited sales that will be achieved this year and threw in a bit of death spiral financing for good measure. Tom W says I am being too nice to this company but anyway, let’s take a look.

Caption Contest - Golden Saint's Cyril d'Silva who's a fat cat then Edition

Published 139 days ago

Cyril d'Silva who floated Golden Saint Resources (GSR) at 10p a share three years ago has just updated his facebook profile with a new picture. With the shares at 0.05p Investors have lost 99.5% of their money but Cyril does not seem to be starving. The word on the street is that Golden is trying to get another bailout placing away urgently as it is again out of cash. Meanwhile as you look at the smug fat fellow below do you have a suitable caption for the photo. Entries in the comments section below before midnight Tuesday please.

Compass Could Show the Way, Should Four Year's Hard Work Goes Down the Drain

Published 139 days ago

Hello Share Slurpers. After four years’ dedicated slog, I have finished my blockbuster crime/horror novel. So I've been sending it, one at a time, to literary agents. This is a scary moment, as it could mean four years down the pan. However, I have not made a great deal of money out of my shares over the last four years, either.

eServGlobal – misses FY 2016 targets… but claims “justified optimism” for FY17!

Published 139 days ago

A trading update for its year ended 31st October 2016 from mobile financial technology company eServGlobal (ESG), sees its Executive Chairman, John Conoley, "proud of the achievements of the company in its core business in FY16 after its poor start… we have embarked on FY17 with justified optimism in the core business”. The shares have responded currently slightly lower to 6p…

Redcentric – “Accounting misstatements” announcement. Uh Oh…

Published 139 days ago

“Redcentric plc (RCN), a leading UK IT managed services provider, announces that an internal review by the company's audit committee in relation to the interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2016 has discovered misstated accounting balances in the group's balance sheet”. Uh-oh…

GOTCHA Andy Carroll: Mosman admits to misleading investors after weekend expose

Published 139 days ago

That was an easy pull down of the shysters at Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) lead by Andy Carroll. Is it too early for a celebratory ouzo? Perhaps hapless Nomad SP Angel should send a case of ouzo to the Sheriff of AIM to thank me for doing its job for it? At the weekend I exposed how Mosman has mislead investors for more than a year HERE. This morning it fessed up:

Slater & Gordon shares are worthless - look at the debt (AFR Scoop)

Published 140 days ago

The price for buying the fraud that was Quindell (QPP) will be the death of Slater & Gordon (SGH). When its shares do eventually hit zero, or near as damn it, investors should remember that it was not just Aussie poltroons such as Andrew Grech to blame but also the fraudster in chief Rob Terry. And the shares will hit nil. If you are in any doubt look at the debt.

Aggreko Could Generate a More Electrifying Share Price

Published 140 days ago

Hello Share Crunchers. I’ve made an awful lot of gelt out of a firm which is mainly known for hiring out electricity generators. But it is a few years since I decided that the share price of Aggreko (AGK) had motored beyond its prospects, and I dumped the lot.

KEFI Minerals has been hit by short-termism but remains a buy

Published 140 days ago

Short-termism seems to be even more prevalent amongst AIM investors these days than I can ever remember previously, and this is having an impact on the share price of any company that has any sort of delay to its business.

Notes from Underground: All change

Published 140 days ago

"The judges know nothing about any will of the people except in so far as that will is expressed by an Act of Parliament". So said alleged-remainer and well-known British-way-of-life-hater AV Dicey in 1897.

Sirius Minerals offers a fantastic long term buy at this price

Published 140 days ago

Sirius Minerals (SXX) is a company that I’ve watched closely since 2010, and it has now reached a stage where a large proportion of the risk associated with its fertiliser project has been offset.

CloudTag – Roll up, roll up, place your bets for a chance to win an incredible prize that money can’t buy

Published 140 days ago

With limited recent news to ponder on CloudTag (CTAG), ignoring the constant stream of unregulated interviews for one moment, I thought I’d offer a chance to readers (and CloudTag shareholders) to have a punt and give themselves a chance to win an incredible Christmas present.

Sunday Times on Proton Beam Therapy - the numbers for Advanced Oncotherapy do not add up

Published 140 days ago

The Sunday Times today has splashed on the roll out of proton beam therapy centres in the UK. It states there are plans to build SIX centres in the UK...but....

How does a Cloudtag Moron keep himself occupied?

Published 140 days ago

As we wait for the lies and fraud to be exposed at Cloudtag (CTAG) as it fails to deliver guaranteed sales or even targeted sales in 2016 those morons who have fallen in love with this stock need to keep themselves occupied. Clearly the fact that the shares have retreated from 25p to 14.25p and are not at £25 or wherever the fantasists think they should be is nothing to doi with gravity or the fact that Cloudtag is a worthless fraud with no product but all to do with wicked bears like myself and Waseem Shakoor. 

Sepura – Potential takeover: will it be fireworks or a damp squib?

Published 141 days ago

By any standards, Sepura (SEPU) has had a tough year, losing about 90% of its value since March, but could things finally be taking a turn for the better with some late night takeover talk and how will things play out from here?

Mosman Oil & Gas: Misleading investors?

Published 142 days ago

I am now aware that the FCA has been asked to investigate whether Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) has been misleading investors in its RNS releases with regards to the Murchison permit operations. The matter does seem pretty black and white to me.

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 04/11/2016

Published 142 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the shorted AIM shares at the end of this week (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Slater & Gordon rewarding failure, balance sheet still crocked

Published 142 days ago

You don't need the brains of Jason Donovan (irony BTW) to see that the purchase of the fraudulent legal assets of Quindell (QPP) by Slater & Gordon (SGH) was a dire error. Surely heads must roll at the Aussie poltroons? Er..no. In fact, with the shares now at A$0.34, down from A$8 at the time of the deal, failure must be rewarded. Speaking at Slater's AGM, chairman John Skippen stated:

Never Mind that Election and Brexit. Luxury May Be Better than Defence.

Published 142 days ago

Hello Square Shufflers. We live in shaky times, all right. What will happen if Donald Trump becomes president? The big American traders are holding back on deals until they know more. So, as always when fewer shares change hands, nearly all stocks suffer. This translates into UK shares, which are already unstable because nobody, especially the government, seems to know how Brexit will play out.

Best of the Best – ‘ahead of expectations’ trading update, but a buy?

Published 142 days ago

Shares in provider of competitions to win luxury cars online and at retail locations, Best of the Best (BOTB) currently trade more than 8% higher, at 230p, on the back of a “Trading Update” announcement including “trading for the six months ended 31 October 2016 has been strong with profits before tax generated ahead of management expectations”

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: A tale of 3 AIM shares, The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Published 142 days ago

Today I look at just three shares in some detail. There is MBL Group (MUBL) which is, I think, too good for AIM, Cluff Natural Resources (CLNR) where I think some folks have been very bad, and Eden Research (EDEN) which is an ugly little fraud heading for 0p.

Windar Photonics – does “orders from large scale US IPP” announcement merit the 20%+ share price rise?

Published 142 days ago

Shares in wind turbine technology company, Windar Photonics (WPHO) currently trade more than 20% higher, above 100p, on the back of an announcement of “a repeat order for its WindEYE LiDAR wind sensors from a large North American wind farm owner and operator for immediate delivery”

Andalas: the 4th Ramptastic Announcement in 6 working days - PLACING AHOY

Published 143 days ago

Hey Justin the Clown if you want to average down in Andalas Energy (ADL) get out of the homeless shelter and open an account with Cornhill Capital because its placing ahoy time here. Not only is the company almost out of cash but its shares are slipping (now more than 90% down since THAT podcast) at 0.11p to sell. When shares slide after 4 ramptastic RNS statements in 6 working days, supplemented by the Clown ramping away at the Vox vipers nest of rampers, you know what is afoot. And so today we have some more non news dressed up as a world changing event.

Dialight – despite update that trading “remains in line”, shares down…

Published 143 days ago

Previously writing on LED lighting technology company Dialight (DIA), I was bearish on the back of its half-year results in August. The shares have since risen, but are currently 5% lower, at 675p, on the back of a “Trading Statement” announcement…

Why The Curtain Might Fall on Cinema Shares

Published 143 days ago

Hello Share Samplers. At least one bank seems to like Cineworld (CINE) shares, but I won’t be buying into the company, nor any other cinema chain for that matter. The shares rose a bit this week when the Honkers Bonkers bank awarded them a ‘buy’ recommendation with a target of 720p. Today the share price is 540p, so that would be quite a jump.

Gattaca – full-year numbers suggest compelling value, but is it?

Published 143 days ago

Shares in engineering and technology recruitment group, Gattaca (GATC) are currently 15% lower today, at sub 300p, despite a results announcement emphasising “profits in line with market expectations”. Hmmm…

Sirius - funding complete at bottom end of range but...

Published 143 days ago

It is a trifle disappointing that the $860 million funding by Sirius (SXX) has been completed with the £370 million equity component right at the bottom end of the 20p-30p range. The shares went ex on the 2 for 25 open offer at 8 AM today and given the pricing of the fund raise, and the shares going ex, the stock has slipped to 29p.

Dear Blur: Excuses are like A'holes we all have them and no-one cares: the fat lady is warming up for you

Published 143 days ago

A Q3 Trading statement today from long term dog blur (BLUR) is pretty dismal and the shares have crashed another 34% to 3.375p. Putting that in context - this company listed 49 months ago at 82p and has been a dog ever since. Surely it is only a matter of time before the vet arrives with needle to put this sick puppy out of its misery.

HaloSource – “Trading Update” = Loss & Cash Warning, desperate strategic review ahoy…

Published 143 days ago

Having consistently over the last year warned on shares in HaloSource (HALO) – most recently HERE – I note they currently more than halved today, heading towards 1p, on the back of “an update on trading ahead of the year ending 31 December 2016”

Falanx interims - looking good for material re-rate by Christmas

Published 144 days ago

Intelligence, security and cyber defence group Falanx (FLX) has announced results for its half year to 30th September 2016 and a “continued drive to positive cash flow from operations next year”.

Boxhill Technologies: Where are the Emex accounts, M’Lord? Not hiding anything scary are you?

Published 144 days ago

As a bit of a big kid, I look forward to Halloween each year with the streets alive with trick and treaters and lit pumpkins everywhere brightening up the cold winter evenings. This year I had even more to look forward to as all of the subsidiary accounts of Boxhill Technologies (BOX) were due on that date too and I knew that they wouldn’t disappoint.

Xtract Resources – Funding RNS obfuscation at its worst: disappointing

Published 144 days ago

I was starting to warm to Colin Bird at Xtract Resources (XTR) with his decisive action and straight-talking, although today’s hugely disappointing funding RNS which needs about five reads and three espressos to understand leaves me feeling cold, although I’m guessing Beaufort Securities and Beaumont Cornish should shoulder some of the blame.

Journey Group – update on ‘if at first you don’t succeed, offer the same amount again’ offer

Published 144 days ago

After at first not succeeding, but offering the same amount again – with a re-recommended 240p per share offer for Journey Group (JNY) announced on 11th October, there are now updates on the offer...

The Vexed Moral Question of Share-Buying -2

Published 144 days ago

Hello Share Keepers. There were interesting responses to my piece which followed Uncle Tom’s thoughts on Premaitha (NIPT). And there’s probably a bit more to say on the wider picture of buying shares in companies which are doing things you may be uneasy about for your own personal, moral reasons.

Biome Technologies – further update post “significant” June profit warning, recovering or not?

Published 144 days ago

Having commenced June at 177.5p, shares in bioplastics and advanced radio frequency systems technologies company Biome (BIOM) slumped towards 80p in early July on the back of a “significantly behind current market expectations” Trading Update announcement. The shares have recovered somewhat to commence this month at above 110p – though we now have another “Trading Update” announcement…

Gaming Realms – claims “maiden profitable quarter”, but was it really?...

Published 144 days ago

“Q3 Trading Update” from developer, publisher and licensor of mobile real money and social games, Gaming Realms (GMR) commences with the headline “Strong revenue growth and maiden profitable quarter”. Sounds good, but is the reality such?...

T. Clarke – attempted ‘no-one watching o’clock’ announcement of “financial irregularities”

Published 145 days ago

Shares in T Clarke (CTO) are currently down approaching 6%, at sub 60p, despite there no news announced by the company today. Hmmm. What’s that though? A 4:37pm (post market-close, attempted ‘no-one watching o’clock’) announcement yesterday; “Re: Investigation”...

Peel Hunt: Berkeley Energia at 47p worth up to 159p

Published 145 days ago

Peel Hunt, which is no joke as a broker, has initiated its coverage of Berkeley Energia (BKY) at 47p with a claim that the shares should hit 159p. It argues that "Berkeley’s development plans show a high IRR due to the low capital requirements, high margins and attractive cash generation. The location in Spain provides a strategic advantage in geopolitical security which is sought-after by off-takers. We therefore initiate coverage with a Buy rating and a 93p R-NAV,our short-term target. As the company progresses through permitting, financing and development milestones, we would expect the shares to trend towards our 159p NAV."

Petropavlovsk: Debt refinancing (good) news - Buy

Published 145 days ago

Updating last month on Petropavlovsk (POG), we noted debt risk but reassurance that “key terms have been agreed in principle for the rebalancing of the group’s debt maturities with its production profile”. The company has now further updated – including that it“expects to be in a position to confirm details of the refinancing shortly”.

Brandon Hill: New modelling suggests Kefi's lead asset worth 7 times current market cap

Published 146 days ago

Brandon Hill is house broker to Kefi Minerals (KEFI) so take what it says with a pinch of salt. Having said that we too like the Tulu Kapi asset which is why at 0.375p we are very happy to own the shares. Following Kefi's recent admission of increased capex, Brandon has changed its models but still claims, in a note out today, that the shares are incredibly cheap.

Andalas Energy – A review of its accounts show how grim it is - insolvency looms

Published 146 days ago

On 31 October 2016 (the last day permitted for publication), Andalas (ADL) published its results for the year ended 30 April 2016, which showed that it was insolvent to the tune of $1.5 million after recording a net loss of $4,673,000.

The Vexed Moral Dimension of Share Shifting and How to Sleep At Night

Published 146 days ago

Hello Share Collectors. There is a Mel Gibson film being praised at the moment. It tells the story of a soldier in the Second World War who refused to kill, yet still went into battle to save his colleagues.

Bond International Software – bid battle brought to an end...

Published 146 days ago

With a bid battle having ensued, Bond International Software (BDI) has announced the “Result of General Meeting… to approve the disposal of the Recruitment Software subsidiaries”

Nyota admits it is bust it's in black & white - seeking emergency loan

Published 146 days ago

Nyota Resources (NYO) has published a quarterly statement showing that it is completely bust but in this crazy world someone is considering giving it an unsecured loan. This is all bonkers.

Plexus Results "Pretty shocking" - and there is worse to come

Published 146 days ago

In this, the 31st day of the tenth month in the year of Trump, we have today been delivered results from oil services group Plexus (POS) that are truly abysmal. One broker described them as "shocking" but that is unfair, we have been warning you for a long time that Plexus is in deep merde and things will only get worse.

CAP-XX – tax rebate received… but needed to repay line of credit facility...

Published 146 days ago

“Further to the company's announcement of 4 October 2016, the board of CAP-XX (CPX) is pleased to announce that it has received an Australian Government R&D tax rebate of A$1.537m”. The following updates with me having previously commented here on the company looking to need to focus on ensuring it has a sustainable financial basis

Punters Get Punished in Tern - I stay short

Published 146 days ago

As a rule, as I have pointed out before, the stocks most talked about on bulletin boards make appalling investments. Gulf Keystone (GKP) is a good example of this and Tern (TERN) the pretender to the Gulf throne is also a case in point.

I remain bearish on Purplebricks going into 2017

Published 147 days ago

So far I have been wrong about Purplebricks (PURP), but despite that I still view it as over-valued at the moment.

SyQic– Shareholders must be getting a bit SyQ of this saga by now

Published 147 days ago

I first commented on SyQic (SYQ) back in June (HERE) following a strange trading update and the emergence of a takeover bid from the CEO. It subsequently went into suspension having failed to get its results out and, following yet another extension to the takeover process on Friday, it warrants further comment.

LAST DAY to order free copies of Tom Winnifrith e-books

Published 148 days ago

A slight tweak in the ShareProphets business model means that as of November 1st nearly all, of the e-books that I have penned will no longer be available for free on this website - you will have to buy them on Amazon. So you have just TODAY to get free copies of titles such as "The 49 Golden Rules of making Money from Shares" as well as the 49 Red Flags book and the book Ben Flip Flop Turney and I produced on how to value oil, gas and mining shares. The same applies to Zak Mir's crap e-book on charting.

EFH – looking to make a welcome return?

Published 148 days ago

It was good to see AIM-listed med-tech play Angle (AGL) announce that its CEO, Mr Andrew Newland, had successfully seen his sale-and-repurchase deal with Equities First Holdings LLC (EFH) mature at the end of its term, and that the 1.35 million shares involved were safely back in his mitts. Shareholders in Angle will welcome this – but so, it seems, does EFH. So pleased, in fact, that EFH itself released an RNS in celebration.

Management Resource Solutions - another nightmare for AIM emerges

Published 148 days ago

Management Resource Solutions (MRS) has been a stock much ramped by the usual suspects and its shares have flown until last Thursday when they were suspended pending clarification of its financial position. The next day the CEO and founder was fired. But we can reveal that the CEO Paul Morffew claims this is a stitch up and, as a 20% shareholder is prepared to fight back. This has the potential to be another major AIM scandal given that it was less than two months ago that £2.8 million was raised at 10.5p. Nomad and co broker Northland is refusing to answer calls and its position now looks untenable.

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 28/10/2016

Published 148 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the shorted AIM shares at the end of this week (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Distil – half-year results, banking gains correct?

Published 148 days ago

Having recommended shares in drinks brand owner Distil (DIS) on the subscription Nifty Fifty website last year at a 0.9p offer price, we last month opted to bank gains at a 1.35p bid. The following reviews on the back of results from the company for the six months ended 30th September 2016…

Optibiotix - a series of updates but not the fireworks folks wanted, BUT!

Published 148 days ago

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has served up an update which is good but not the sort of fireworks investors were hoping for. As a result the shares closed at 61.5p-63p on the day which is, to say the least, disappointing. They are now 63p-66p which is better but still both disappointing and far too low.

A hot share tip TODAY at 2.30PM for just a fiver... every dog has its day

Published 149 days ago

Our share tip of the month is out on Friday at 2.30PM and some people who are close to the action reckon it could be a ten bagger. We do not make such claims and historically it has been a right old dog but we really do expect the shares to race ahead. You can catch that tip for just £5 HERE.

Entu – further disappointment as “important step forward” March 2015 acquisition to be sold for net £1

Published 150 days ago

Shares in home improvement group entu (ENTU) are currently further lower, at sub 20p, on the back of an agreement for the disposal of Astley Facades Ltd – for a net £1…

Obtala - stance upgrade though we are almost 100% ahead on this share tip

Published 150 days ago

We first tipped this one at an 8.25p offer. But shares in Obtala (OBT) now trade at 15.5p-15.75p on the back of yet more evidence that new boss Miles Pelham really is delivering.

eg solutions – claims another “landmark” contract win. Hmmm…

Published 150 days ago

eg solutions (EGS) has followed what it considered a “landmark contract win” with a leading “technology disruptor”, with what it describes as a “first landmark contract in Asia Pacific”. The following reviews with the shares approaching 6% higher, at 46.5p…

Falanx Upgrade - canny share buyer takes stock up to 6.875p: more to come

Published 150 days ago

Shares in Falanx (FLX) have "melted up" to 6.75p-7p. The spread used to be enormous but has narrowed pleasantly and the trend is clear. You may have spotted that one investor, Steven Myers, has been buying aggressively and now holds 12,701,000 shares, 10.17% of the equity. Who is he?

Goldplat – Q1 2017 operational update, still a gold recovery buy?

Published 150 days ago

Goldplat (GDP) has announced an “Operational Update” for the three months ended 30th September, with CEO Gerard Kisbey-Green “very pleased with the progress made on all areas of strategic focus as we continue to improve our operational efficiencies, increase processing capacity and ultimately build our profitability”

Ten Alps – with deferred consideration to pay, it’s placing and debt manoeuvring ahoy!

Published 151 days ago

I’ve previously noted balance sheet pressures for Ten Alps (TAL) - and now preparation of full-year accounts for 2015-acquired Reef Television indicate “that the full deferred consideration and loan note payment of £1 million will be due to the Reef vendors for the first tranche”. It’s thus placing and debt manoeuvring ahoy…

Reach4Entertainment - placing at 1.5p: I am livid

Published 151 days ago

Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has announced a share placing raising £2 million pre expenses at 1.5p. I am utterly livid for reasons that I shall explain.

Mercom Capital – Calvet International puts deal on the table: Stick or twist?

Published 151 days ago

I first wrote about Mercom Capital (MCC) last week on 18 October, (HERE) commenting on the extraordinary recent share price rise from 3.5p to 13.5p suggesting that it could be time to take profits. Well, I may have missed some upside as Calvet International have put an interesting deal on the table but it merits closer examination.

Bloody Hell - another Wishbone Placing as Beaufort Securities shows naked greed

Published 151 days ago

Just when Wishbone (WSBN) shares were getting going again after the last placing conducted by Belfort Securities to their spiv share flipping bucket shop mates, here we go again. Boy my morning has started well: not only do I have to suffer more laziness and abusive emails from my lazy, greedy bitch of a selfish bitch of an ex wife but this as well. I want to go back to bed.

M. P. Evans – details why it considers offer “highly opportunistic and wholly inadequate” & shareholder support…

Published 151 days ago

Following its announcement earlier this week that the board had unanimously rejected a 640p per share takeover offer from Malaysian company Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, M. P. Evans (MPE) has detailed that shareholders of a majority of its share capital have also stated their intention to reject the offer and why it considers the offer “highly opportunistic and wholly inadequate”...

Capital Drilling – Q3 update, further signs of resources market improvement?

Published 151 days ago

Drilling provider to mineral exploration and mining companies Capital Drilling (CAPD) has provided a “Q3 2016 Trading Update”, including that “improving market sentiment generally is evident”

Sylvania Platinum remains a buy after positive update

Published 151 days ago

I’ve been a fan of Sylvania Platinum (SLP) for some time now and it is a company in which I hold shares myself, and after the latest update I see no reason to change that stance.

Earthport – “is pleased to announce”… dire full-year results…

Published 152 days ago

“Earthport (EPO), the leading payment network for cross-border payments, is pleased to announce its final results for the year ended 30 June 2016”. The shares are currently down 4%, to sub 16p, in response. Hmmm…

M. P. Evans – rejects takeover offer, faces hostile move. What to do?

Published 152 days ago

Shares in palm oil producer M. P. Evans (MPE) have soared more than 43% to 610p on the back of a takeover offer from Malaysian company Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad – though the offer has been unanimously rejected by the M. P. Evans board...

STM Group – following July profit warning, pricing model update…

Published 152 days ago

I commented on cross border financial services provider STM Group (STM) following a profit warning in July and a trading & strategy update in August, concluding the latter - with the shares then at 38.5p - that for those looking for a small speculation, I reckon you could do a lot worse. The following updates with the shares at 48.5p on the back of a pricing model update…

Sabien Technology – dire full-year results, expects “considerable improvement”. Er?

Published 152 days ago

I previously wrote on boiler technology company Sabien (SNT) last month – ‘£750,000 placing “to continue growth strategy”, AKA to keep the lights on…’. The company has now announced results for its year ended 30th June 2016...

Eckoh – announces US contract wins, but how material?

Published 153 days ago

Eckoh (ECK) “is pleased to announce that it has recently secured three significant contracts in the US worth over $2.5m in total over the next three years… Our trading performance at the end of the first half of the year has been strong and we remain confident that the revised market expectations for this financial year will be achieved”. Revised market expectations? Oh yeah…

Bond International Software – further developments in bid battle…

Published 153 days ago

Previously writing on Bond International Software (BDI) on the back of an improved recommended offer from US private equity group Symphony Technology, I concluded that, with prior recommended offeror Constellation Software still to respond, it looked worth continuing to hold. Constellation then responded with a “Final Increased Cash Offer” and Symphony has now responded with further improved terms…

Charlatan stock Cloudtag remains a compelling short

Published 154 days ago

It wasa mixed week for the leading charlatan stocks on AIM. Shares in Cloudtag (CTAG) have come off the boil on an absence of news but there is worse to come for the bulls. These shares are set to collapse.

Ex Workers at Avocet Mining seize 1,400 oz of gold - Avocet gives capitalism a bad name

Published 154 days ago

It is the sort of incident that would have Sir Benjamin Dover fulminating about how you can't trust the natives out in Bongo Bongo land. Workers, who Avocet Mining (AVM) fired in December 2014, have seized 1,400 oz of gold which had been produced at the Inata mine. The incident says a lot about the way Western miners rape and pillage across Africa. I'm with the workers even as Avocet shares crash on worries that it may have a funding issue and that it clearly has breached Stock Exchange rules.

Xtract Resources - moves to the worst Nomad in London: It gets worse...

Published 154 days ago

There are two statements out today from Xtract Resources (XTR) and neither can be viewed in any way as good news. We own these shares thanks to Dragons Den choices by Steve Moore & Gary Newman at UK Investor 2016, and today's admissions prompt me to start filling in P45s for both those writers.

Recent CityFibre director sales would make me cautious

Published 154 days ago

Telecommunications isn’t a sector which I follow that closely, but a company called CityFibre recently caught my attention, unfortunately for the wrong reason!

Challenger Acquisitions – Board director allegedly tells colleague to “suck dick”: Charming!

Published 154 days ago

I thought the Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) wheel had actually come to a stop after a very quiet summer; however, recent announcements on funding and the New York Wheel indicate that it is still inching forward towards its inevitable conclusion. Thought I would dig around an obvious omission from the latest news and found a few interesting snippets.

K3 - New CFO, we won't hold his MBA against him ( now 133% ahead on share tip)

Published 154 days ago

Orderly business succession is what we like as investors. Folks get old, folks move on and want fresh challenges but well run companies plan for this and do not make a drama out of what does not need to be a crisis.

Notes from Underground: Wearables will fly out the door this Christmas, unless they are Cloudtag branded

Published 154 days ago

There are two stories that you should be reading this week: one from the top 10 - Cloudtag and the guaranteed $5.2 million order that is not going to happen - think Christmas which is as big a slap to the noggin to the morons as can be given.  The other is READ THIS NOW: Give Woodlarks a few quid today to transform someone's Christmas. Whether you had a profitable year or a lamentable one, read this and make your own Karma account will get a bonus.

Disgraced Equities First is back: covert £3m share dumping by Edi Truell at Tungsten

Published 155 days ago

Equities First Holdings is back. You remember those chaps who "borrowed" shares from folks like Andrew Austin at IGAS, fraudster Rob Terry at Quindell (QPP) and Ronald Duncan at Cloudbuy (CBUY). Shares in all three companies crashed and all defaulted on the loans so completing what was in effect a hidden share sale. After almost two years the disgraced shysters of EFH are back and this time it is Edi Truell of Tungsten (TUNG) infamy who is dumping shares but wants to hide the fact.

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 21/10/2016

Published 156 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the shorted AIM shares at the end of this week (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Digital Globe Services – another AIM success story; seller returns for 62% discounted takeover just 44 months after IPO! ...

Published 156 days ago

14 February 2013: “Digital Globe Services, Ltd (DGS), a leading provider of outsourced online customer acquisition solutions for large, consumer-facing corporations, is pleased to announce at 0800 today the admission to trading on AIM… at the placing price of 159 pence per common share… The Resource Group International (TRGI), the selling shareholder”21 October 2016: “The independent directors and TRGI are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash offer for DGS… shareholders will be offered for each DGS Share: 60 pence”. You what?!?…

TODAY 2 PM... Don't miss out says Tom Winnifrith - or perhaps you like losing money on shares?

Published 156 days ago

Steve Moore and I have not tipped a stock on our Nifty Fifty Website for a good while. We are nervous of the stockmarket as whole and as a result we have been advising readers to liquidate existing share tips, mostly banking big gains as they do. But we now have a stock we want to tip irrespective of the wider market as its shares are just cheap. That share tip goes out Friday 21st October at 2PM - tomorrow

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - can you monetise a twitter Troll & Belfort, Bushveld & the AIM Cesspit

Published 156 days ago

A late bearcast. Sorry. I was working on the new share tip. Away from that I look at just two stocks: twitter and how you monetise a troll? So what does that make the shares worth? Then onto Bushveld Minerals (BMN) and its placing today done by Belfort Securities. What does that tell you about AIM. There is a lot of PR horseshit flying about that placing as I point out. Warning: this bearcast contains bad language right from the start.

Michelmersh Brick – reckons fundamentals “strong”, but it’s a profit warning…

Published 156 days ago

“We are Michelmersh Brick Holdings plc (MBH): we are ‘Britain's Brick Specialist’”. You are Michelmersh Brick Holdings plc, you’ve just issued a profit warning…

The Chairman's Blog 19: Sir Benjamin Dover of Global Mining Endeavours has a working breakfast with Evil Knievil

Published 156 days ago

Following the example set by Paul Warwick the chairman of worthless penny stock Andalas (ADL) in starting a blog, Sir Ben Dover of AIM listed Global Mining Endeavours has decided to follow suit and like Paul promises to be candid in his approach. Blog number nineteen....

RTC Group – having “successfully navigated… period of market anxiety leading up to the EU referendum”, a profit warning…

Published 157 days ago

Having in August stated that its engineering and technical recruitment consultancy ATA “has successfully navigated through the period of market anxiety leading up to the EU referendum”, RTC Group (RTC) has now announced its short-term performance has been impacted by delays in the commencement of infrastructure projects…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Telit still the biggest short on AIM + not investing in PR

Published 157 days ago

On today's podcast I look in detail at Porta (PTCM) and other people businesses. Porta employs top PR person foxy Bex but even so its shares are a stonking sell. I then look at frauds Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) and Servision (SEV) and then onto the biggest short on AIM, Telit Communications (TCM)

NCC Group – “Trading update” announcement a profit warning or not?, what day is 31 November 2016?

Published 157 days ago

Cyber security and risk mitigation group NCC (NCC) has updated on four month to 30th September organic revenue growth of 21% in an announcement that also includes that “rate of growth in profitability will now be more biased towards the second half of the year than initially expected, but remains in line with the board's expectations”. Hmmm...

Vast Resources: Suspicious share trading activity – FCA need to get involved – and an investigation that even Clouseau could solve!

Published 157 days ago

I appreciate that Tom wrote last week about the expensive loan from Bracknor (HERE) ; however, I wanted to point out a few other aspects of the financing transaction, particularly after the laughably naïve RNS’s that came out this morning. The FCA need to take a closer look.

Daniel Stewart - a big fudge to delay publishing ghastly accounts

Published 157 days ago

Remember when the fraudster Rob Terry told his deluded followers that shares in Daniel Stewart (DAN) were worth 10p each. In those days they were listed on AIM but Terry reckoned that they could be worth even more when delisted. Hmmmm. Now slung off AIM things seem to be going from bad to worse.

Reach4Entertainment: Buy after share price slide

Published 157 days ago

For reasons that seem entirely related to illiquidity on AIM and nothing to do with fundamentals, shares in Reach4Entertainment (R4E) have ratted back to 1.25-1.4p. It is crackers.

Kefi, at 0.36p, still worth 1.5p despite operational update says broker Ambrian

Published 157 days ago

Shares in Kefi Minerals (KEFI) may have fallen after the latest operational update to just 0.36p but house broker Ambrian reckons that a 6 month delay to first output and an increased upfront capex spend makes no difference to NPV. Really? Is it sure. Ambrian reckons the shares are still worth 1.5p. For what it is worth we are not selling ours and here is the note:

Hayward Tyler – disappointing H1, but reckons still to meet full year expectations. Hmmm…

Published 157 days ago

Shares in specialist engineering group Hayward Tyler (HAYT) currently trade more than 10% lower, heading towards 80p, despite a trading update announcement including “management is positive in the group's ability to meet full year market expectations”. Hmmm…

Lombard Risk Management - headline blather excellent, but hidden cashburn terrifying

Published 158 days ago

Under its old management led by John Wisbey, Lombard Risk Management (LRM) used to make profits and pay dividends. How fucking old hat and boring is that? Think like a millennial and get the cashburning vibe, that is the way forward and who better to do that than a man fired by Oracle (yet who boasts about his Oracle career ) & who was at the helm of a spectacular dotcom disaster, Phil "Interx" Crawford. Interims today score straight 10s for bullshit headline blather. But look at the hidden cashburn, extrapolate and panic.

Rockhopper still has potential but you will need patience

Published 158 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.

Crest Nicholson Should Build its Share Price after Unjustified Pressure

Published 158 days ago

Hello share screamers. I've had mixed encounters with brokers this week. It looks as though TD Waterhouse is handing the reins to Interactive Investor. Not sure I'm happy about that. Then I bought some stock in my ordinary trading account instead of my ISA. It took TD a heck of a long time to sort that out and a helpful chap called Cal worked efficiently and tirelessly on my behalf. Thanks Cal.

Hotel Chocolat – “pleased” with full-year results, but valuation tasty?

Published 158 days ago

Hotel Chocolat (HOTC) co-founder and CEO, Angus Thirlwell emphasises “I am very pleased with our performance since we were admitted to trading on AIM in May this year. Our results are strong, the Hotel Chocolat brand has continued to strengthen and we have made good progress with our three strategic priorities of investing further in our British chocolate manufacturing operations, growing our store estate and developing our digital offering”. Let’s take a look…

Get Six of the Best from Steve Moore today

Published 158 days ago

Get the new ebook by ShareProphets editor, Steve Moore  Six of the Best (Half a dozen AIM shares to buy for Autumn 2016) sent direct to you. Order today for delivery this week.

OneView Group – from “remains confident” to “likely to be below market expectations” in 6 weeks! …

Published 159 days ago

“Winning its first hosted customer in the UK was a pivotal event for OneView (ONEV) in the first half of the year, creating an important new recurring revenue stream… The company continues to see strong interest in its software and is confident that the current pipeline will deliver growth in the future”. Sounds encouraging, but what? The shares currently down circa 30% to sub 4p? …

Could there ever be another ASOS in terms of share price gain? And if so what?

Published 159 days ago

As I noted in bearcast yesterday I remember my old pal Mark Watson Mitchell tipping ASOS (ASC) at 7p. The shares hit a high of c£70 so that was a 1000 bagger for anyone who got their timing spot on and held. I doubt anyone did. But could there be another ASOS lurking out there on the London Stockmarket and if so what is it?

Interquest - share price slippage: Buy

Published 159 days ago

Shares in Interquest (ITQ) slipped to 32p last week although they are now 33p-34p. I swapped emails with a rather glum chairman Gary Ashworth. Of course Gary is glum, as the largest shareholder his net wealth has been materially dented.

Gary Lineker recycles some of his dirty Quindell winnings into a new insurance venture - Neos

Published 159 days ago

Old jug ears got free shares in the fraud Quindell (QPP) as a reward for his role as "band ambassador" for the Ingenie outfit. That was the unit run by Richard King at whose lavish wedding in Somerset jug ears was best man. Lineker sold his shares netting at least £3 million so what to do with the cash? Give it all to charity? Naaaaaaaaah.

Hardide – investment for growth or just keeping the lights on?

Published 159 days ago

I wrote on provider of advanced surface coatings for a wide range of engineering components, Hardide (HDD) in June – ‘half-year results dire, cash crunch & thus (explicitly) fundraising ahoy!’. I now update on developments on the back of a trading update from the company today…

Falanx - so much news and its all good

Published 159 days ago

So much news so where to start? At the top perhaps? Falanx (FLX) has appointed a new CEO Stuart Bladen. He will work alongside John Blamire who stays as an executive director which is good news.

Digital Barriers – credit facility ahead of interim results?

Published 159 days ago

Having warned on shares in Digital Barriers (DGB) last year, I note an announcement of a £10 million credit facility – with this following a trading update announcement last week…

Mercom Capital: Not another bloody Zambrano investment - shareholder clearly not happy

Published 160 days ago

I’ve been watching the share price of Mercom Capital (MCC) rise recently with interest wondering what is going on behind the scenes. Following a further 30% rise yesterday to 13p, a couple of after-hours RNS’s shed a bit of light on the situation….but also raised plenty of questions. In any event, there should be a bit of fun and games for the neutral to enjoy.

Image Scan Holdings – “Pre Close Trading Update”, jam now being delivered?

Published 160 days ago

Previously writing on X-ray imaging for the security and industrial inspection markets-focused Image Scan Holdings (IGE), I concluded that the order momentum continues to interest, but I wait for further cash flow and balance sheet clarity before possibly taking a more positive position than on the watchlist. The company has now announced a “Pre Close Trading Update” for its year ended 30th September 2016...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Should I admit that "waterboarding" Paul Scott was right about Boohoo

Published 160 days ago

I start with a discussion of gold versus Sovereign debt and refer to a table at the bottom of an article I penned today on the delusional poisonous midget Nicola Sturgeon and her welfare addicted countrymen HERE. Then it is onto TrakM8 (TRAK) but more importantly Boohoo (BOO). Will Paul Scott concede defeat on the former, should I show humility and concede defeat on the latter, just to avoid another session of retail gross margins waterboarding. What do you think? Cripes that reminds me that we picked up some Boohoo shares in the Dragons Den session last year at UK Investor. Bank gains, methinks.

Starcom – legal woes follow half-year results concern…

Published 161 days ago

Having previously questioned whether it has sufficient working capital, I note a “Litigation update” announcement from Starcom (STAR) and the shares currently 12.5% lower, at 2.625p, in response. Uh-oh...

Allenby Capital - is this damning enough to make you quit as Nomad to China crap Moneyswap

Published 161 days ago

Shares in Moneyswap (SWAP) are suspended on the AIM Casino as the company can't get its accounts for the year to March 31 out (still) and because there are clear financial issues. But Nomad Allenby is clearly desperate for retains as it won't quit this obvious fraud. Well perhaps when it reads the expose that follows it will at last do the decent thing....

So we did not sell Wishbone after that placing, conversations with the chairman

Published 161 days ago

My last comment on Wishbone Gold (WSBN) was not exactly positive. The company's shares had raced ahead, in part methinks, down to comments made by me saying I'd not be selling until the shares were closer to 2p than 1p. It then raised £600,000 at just 0.75p with broker Beaufort Securites trousering not just commission but warrants. I write a fairly vicious piece HERE. But we did not sell and at 1p are still holding and hoping for better. I swapped emails with chairman Richard Poulden last week.

Ovoca is trading at a fraction of cash value - buy!

Published 161 days ago

Many AIM companies look vastly overvalued and are largely reliant on sentiment revolving around the future development of assets in the ground to support their market cap.

Xcite Energy PLC:  Still more than twice Overvalued at 1.5p

Published 161 days ago

I have had rather a soft spot for the management of Xcite Energy (XEL) ever since it responded to a rise in its share price by effectively warning over exuberant retail punters that its shares were close to worthless.

Notes from Underground: Hip to be Square

Published 161 days ago

Tom accuses me all the time of being a hipster. But I think it's actually projection: Tom is the real hipster. 

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 14/10/2016

Published 162 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the shorted AIM shares at the end of this week (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last time...

LightwaveRF – “pleased to announce”… an uber-expensive loan (& trading warning)…

Published 162 days ago

LightwaveRF (LWRF), “enabling domestic and commercial users to remotely monitor and control light, heat, power and security by smartphone, tablet or PC… is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with its principal shareholder, Committed Capital Financial Services Limited for a loan of £150,000”. Uh oh – sounds like ‘keep the lights on’ stuff…

Keep on Falling Pound and Make UK Shareholders Happy

Published 163 days ago

Hello Share Scrapers. The Dow continues to fall. The days when it topped 18500 seem long gone. Happily, the progress of America’s big indicator no longer seems to influence British shares very much. Perhaps it’s because the Brexit vote has given us more of an independent status in the eyes of big investors.

Carclo – after dividend failure, an acquisition & placing…

Published 163 days ago

Having recently cancelled its full-year dividend after the ex-dividend date, specialised plastics company Carclo (CAR) has now announced an acquisition! (along with a trading update and placing)…

Advanced Oncotherapy Open Offer at 100p: I'd rather get stranded on a desert Island with Hillary Clinton than accept

Published 163 days ago

As indicated at the time of its bailout £10 million placing on September 30th, Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has now announced that it is to raise up to £4.8 million via an open offer at 100p. With the shares at 102p to sell, I'd rather sign up to spend two weeks alone on a desert island with crooked Hillary droning on about how being a rape enabler makes her a good feminist, than accept this offer.

Grafenia – trading update reckons “market expectations remain achievable”. Hmmm…

Published 164 days ago

Having previously reviewed Grafenia (GRA) with the shares at 9.5p in August, I note they currently 13.5% lower today, at sub 9p, on the back of a “Period End Trading Update and Notice of Results” announcement…

DiamondCorp - it is near death by dilution or just death

Published 164 days ago

An announcement a day does not necessarily keep the company doctor at bay. Let alone the corporate undertaker. I am afraid, as I really do actually like the management here but the third announcement in three days from Diamondcorp (DCP) really looks grim indeed.

Renold – trading update, recovery from February profit warning woe?…

Published 164 days ago

Following a February profit warning, supplier of industrial chains and related power transmission products, Renold (RNO) has updated on its six months ended 30th September and its ‘STEP 2020’ strategic plan…

GAME Digital – full-year results, is this a sustainable proposition?

Published 164 days ago

Following an August pre-close trading update which saw its shares lower to sub 70p, I now update on GAME Digital (GMD) with the shares falling to 67p on the back of its full-year results announcement…

Iofina Trading Statement: The mystery of the barking dog

Published 165 days ago

Iofina (IOF) has today served up a Q3 trading statement. What it says is fine enough. But what matters is what it does not say. Since there is no point in hiding good news one can only assume the worst. The ,market certainly does and it is right to do so. The shares are off by 15% at 10.75p-11p. Fair value is closer to zero.

Falanx shares starting to motor - hang on, price target increased

Published 165 days ago

Back in May, we tipped Falanx (FLX) at a 4.25p offer and a 6.625p limit buying price with a target to sell at 6.5p by August. There have been a few delays caused by a stock overhang and the placing needed to clear a death spiral. But the shares are now starting to motor ahead. They now stand at 6p-6.25p. Do not sell. In fact...

Gable Holdings Inc. – Dewsall keeps on spinning as main subsidiary goes tits up

Published 165 days ago

Gable and its loathsome scumbag gives capitalism a bad name CEO WIlliam Dewsall have yet to inform shareholders of the latest bad news but bad news there is aplenty. According to the publication Insurance Age, Gable Insurance AG was placed into administration by the Lichtenstein Regulator

Mirada – shares soar on half-year trading update, but does it tell the full story?

Published 165 days ago

Having recently been declining, shares in digital technology company Mirada (MIRA) were the top gainer yesterday – up 26% to 4.25p – on the back of a “Trading Statement” announcement. Let’s take a look…

People must be mad paying this much for Strategic Minerals shares!

Published 165 days ago

It never ceases to amaze me how small AIM companies can sometimes continue to see large share price rises, even once the company has put out a statement saying that it knows of no reason for the recent rise!

Time Out – claims “incredible milestone” in it to bring “highly successful” market format to London. Hmmm…

Published 165 days ago

Having recently been “very excited” to announce a second ‘Time Out Market’, Time Out Group (TMO) is now “absolutely delighted to announce that we will be bringing our unique Time Out Market format to London”. The following reviews with the stock market not particularly delighted – the shares currently 1.4% higher at 141p, still comfortably below the 150p June IPO price…

Vislink – announces “strong growth” from Pebble Beach Systems, but what about financial situation?

Published 165 days ago

Having slumped to sub 8p, shares in Vislink (VLK) are currently approaching 8% higher, at 8.625p, on the back of a “Pebble Beach Systems Announces Strong Growth” announcement. What’s the detail?

Mkango - the ramp has failed, its a countdown to the bailout placing

Published 166 days ago

Have you looked at the chart of AIM dog Mkango Resources (MKA)? It is a corker. It is all down to the looming cash crisis and that is why the shares now trade at 3.5p-4p which is below the IPO fund-raise price from June 15. That tells you how much trouble this piece of Turkish is in.

Concepta: how would you like a free £70,000? No thanks said AIM Investors - morons

Published 166 days ago

Concepta (CPT) has announced that it has issued 464,674 shares following the exercise of warrants - something we warned you about last week. That brings in £34,851 which is frankly neither here not there. Around 10% of that cash came from the exercise of warrants by FIML and my pension fund. Neither are selling at anything like this price although the shares are well up on a 14p offer share tip.

Table of shorted AIM shares - end September 2016

Published 166 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the shorted AIM shares at the end of September (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last month...

Enquest looks cheap compared to its peers

Published 166 days ago

Oil has been enjoying a good run over the past couple of months and many producers have seen that rise reflected in the share price of those companies.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I am such an ffing feminist & is Justin the Clown always a red flag?

Published 166 days ago

The reason for that is revealed at the end of the podcast. Before that I look at Gable (GAH), Entu (ENTU), Gulf Keystone and a stock ramped by Justin the Clown, Global Energy Development (GED). Does an endorsement from the Clown mean that the shares might not be cheap?

Nanoco – full-year results; claims “excellent position”, but actually en-route to cash crunch ahoy (again)?

Published 167 days ago

Nanoco Group (NANO) Chairman Dr Christopher Richards considers it “a pleasure to be introducing Nanoco's results for the year to 31 July 2016”. The shares are currently more than 6% further lower, at 55p, in response…

Zac "The Knife" Phillips explicit warning on Gulf Keystone

Published 167 days ago

The City's top oil analyst, Zac "the Knife" Phillips of SP Angel has today issued a stark warning on the risks in holding shares in Gulf Keystone (GKP). As it happens I think Zac is being rather too nice on this occassion, he misses a trick. First to Zac, with the shares now trading at 2.23p, but, he warns, worth as little as 0.65p. "The Knife" writes:

Richoux Group – review as shares soar on appointment of founder and former CEO of Prezzo

Published 167 days ago

Shares in Richoux, Dean's Diner and Villagio restaurant group, Richoux (RIC) are currently soaring more than 40%, to above 30p (capitalising the company at approaching £28 million), on the back of a “Board Change” announcement…

Surface Transforms – full-year results; management ‘confident’ and ‘excited’, market response less so…

Published 167 days ago

Developer and manufacturer of carbon ceramic products for the brakes market, Surface Transforms (SCE) “is pleased to announce its preliminary results for the year ended 31 May 2016”. The shares are currently 7.5% lower, at below 25p, in response…

The tangled web of Nu-Oil and Gas

Published 168 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.

FastForward - On the ramp again, guess cash must really be low and it's placing ahoy

Published 169 days ago

FastForward - On the ramp again, guess cash must really be low and it's placing ahoy
Lorne Abony must have needed a holiday because having been running at more than one RNS a week for most of the year things went quiet (relatively) in August and September at FastForward Innovations (FFWD), the second most self-ramped stock on AIM. But now old Lorne is back in full ramptastic mode with two announcements in two days at the end of last week.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why twitter could be worth $0 & a note for stock owning moron homophobes

Published 169 days ago

I again find myself asking about the high correlation between those who own shares in the crappiest frauds on AIM and those who think calling someone gay is a term of abuse. Whatever. Of more import I look at twitter a case study in bull market insanity. It will not be "different this time" and there is a case for saying that the shares are worth $0.

Notes From Underground: Giving thanks

Published 169 days ago

Dear reader, it's one of the most important holidays on the calendar today, Thanksgiving. The real one. The Canadian one. Oh sure, next month we'll hear all about the US holiday and where to buy turkey and it's related treats, but remember who did it first.

Edenville is all about the pump to cash in warrants

Published 169 days ago

Edenville Energy (EDL) has long been a favourite of small private investors, but ultimately I have to wonder whether it will actually ever get to a stage where its projects come to fruition.

Progility - How does Wayne Bos reckon his related party deal of 3 years ago has fared?

Published 169 days ago

Just over three years ago Wayne Bos was seen as the man who was going to turn around AIM Listed ILX. He stuck in a bit of his own cash and with the shares at c10p, long suffering investors were lead to believe that the future was bright. So ILX then paid £15.97 million in shares to buy Progility (PGY), a company owned largely by er....Wayne Bos.

Kefi interims - the numbers are academic, the progress is clear: Buy

Published 170 days ago

KEFI Minerals (KEFI), the gold exploration and development company has published its unaudited interim results for the half-year ended 30 June 2016. The numbers are pretty irrelevant but for what it is worth...

Progility – “pleased to present results”, shares down approaching 40% in response...

Published 170 days ago

16 Sep 2016: “Progility plc (PGY), the Professional Services, Healthcare and Communications firm… intends to publish its full year results for the period to 30 June 2016 in the week commencing 26 September 2016”27 Sep 2016: “the company now intends to publish its final results, for the year ended 30 June 2016, on or before 7 October 2016”07 Oct 2016, 11:06am: “Final Results” announcement. All sounds a bit disorganised… and the shares slumped by 39% lto 1.6p, despite Executive Chairman Wayne Bos being “pleased to present Progility's results for the twelve months to 30 June 2016”.

Nanoco – “update on the timing of revenue recognition” just days before scheduled results announcement. Uh-oh…

Published 170 days ago

Having in August announced, for its year ended 31st July 2016, “unaudited revenues in the year were £1.9 million (FY 2015: £2.0 million)”, Nanoco Group (NANO) has now made an “Update re Unaudited Revenues” announcement just days before its scheduled results announcement. Hmmm…

Brammer – Q3 trading & financial position update, from bad to worse…

Published 171 days ago

Having joined industrial supplies distributor Brammer (BRAM) as CEO on 1st August, Meinie Oldersma has purportedly “been impressed by the market position and the expertise and the quality of people the group has built over the last few years”. However, the shares are currently more than 30% further down, at 87.5p, on the back of the “Update on Q3 Trading and Financial Position” announcement. Hmmm…

Eagle Eye Solutions – a management either trying to fool you or fooling themselves, whilst at the trough. Oink, oink…

Published 171 days ago

Shares in “SaaS technology company that validates and redeems digital promotions in real-time for the grocery, retail and hospitality industries”, Eagle Eye Solutions (EYE) have recently been on the rise – with recent announcements including a share purchase by CEO Tim Mason and results for the company’s year ended 30th June 2016 including “overall the board is pleased with the significant progress made”. Sounds interesting…

Cloudtag - Second Chance Accounts in - show what a lie is the $5.2m distribution deal

Published 171 days ago

The major international distributor based in a shed in Blackpool Second Chance has finally filed its accounts for the year ended 31 January 2016 with Companies House and they show quite evidently that the deal with it announced by AIM listed fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) is sheer fantasy.

Bond International Software – previous recommended offer was not the end of the story, what now?

Published 171 days ago

Writing on Bond International Software (BDI) last month post an announcement that, having previously been “pleased to announce the sale of its Recruitment Software subsidiaries” to US private equity group Symphony Technology, it was now instead recommending a 115.5p per share takeover offer from largest shareholder Constellation Software, I concluded that it looked worth those in here continuing to hold. This was as the downside looked limited, but there remained the potential for some further upside – and there have since been further developments…

Life Science Developments – the interesting case of The Diabetic Boot Company (Part 2): The Jim Mellon spoof

Published 171 days ago

I almost spat out my cornflakes with laughter at the ridiculous announcement from Life Science Developments (LIFE) this morning as it entered suspension pending an RTO with The Diabetic Boot Company (“DBC”). Please allow me to explain.

SRT Marine Systems – trading update; disappointing first half, better to come?

Published 172 days ago

Having soared towards 60p in August, shares in SRT Marine Systems (SRT, formerly Software Radio Technology) are currently around 8% lower today, at circa 40p, on the back of a “Half Year Trading Update” announcement. Hmmm, let’s take a look…

African Potash - an admission that it has committed fraud & a new caption contest for Lord Peter Hain

Published 172 days ago

On 1st September AIM listed fraud African Potash (AFPO)demanded that I pay it money, withdraw all my articles about it and promise never to write again. It stated that if I did not comply by 4 PM on 2nd September it would be forced to take legal action against me. I told the bitchez at fascist lawyers Memery Crystal that I was 2 nil up against its fraudulent clients so far (Globo and Pirate Pete Landau), that I could not wait for disclosure that would bring me a hat-trick and that I'd see the bitchez in Court. So where are we now, a month later? Er....

Craven House Capital – A proper “Big Hitter” joining the fun but is it all as it seems?

Published 172 days ago

On the face of it, great news was announced by my favourite oddity of the investment world, Craven House Capital (CRV), this week with the appointment of Richard Burrows as its new Chairman. Richard has a very impressive CV and I couldn’t help but wonder why he would take on such a role but with a bit of digging and a wild imagination, I reckon I’ve worked it out.

Time Out Group – “pleased to announce” a new 'Time Out Market' in Portugal, still a gold-plated sell?

Published 172 days ago

“Time Out Group (TMO), the global multi-platform media and e-commerce business with food & cultural markets, is pleased to announce that it has signed a lease for a new Time Out Market in the iconic São Bento train station in Porto, Portugal. This will be the second Time Out Market, following the success of the group's flagship market in Lisbon which opened in May 2014”. Hmmm…

Falanx Placing - Death Spiral loan notes cleared: here we go

Published 172 days ago

Falanx Group (FLX) has raised £750,000 at 4p in a placing organised by new broker Turner Pope. It was Turner Pope that approached Falanx and we know most of those who put up the cash and they are firm-ish holders not flippers. Turner Pope will get its commission and also 468,750 shares with a six month lock-in.

DP Poland – reckons business model “proven”, to accelerate roll-out. It’s placing time

Published 173 days ago

Arguing “the strong financial and KPI performance from the stores reported in the company's 2016 interim results gives the board comfort that the business model is proven and the confidence to accelerate the roll-out of new stores”, the company with the exclusive right to develop, operate and sub-franchise Domino's Pizza stores in Poland, DP Poland (DPP) has announced it’s placing ahoy! Hmmm…

Time to sell Glencore (and other big miners) before the markets take a tumble

Published 173 days ago

I have been very pleased with the way that Glencore (GLEN) has performed since I covered it here a few months back, but I now feel that it is time to cash in, at least for the time being.

Cloudtag and the dodgy web of offshore connections - Panama Papers and all that..

Published 173 days ago

My attention is drawn by a member of the Global Shorting Conspiracy to three most excellent posts by a chap called Nod4 on the ADVFN Bulletin Board. I have no idea who this fellow is but his digging on the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) is most excellent. This company is all smoke and mirrows and Lucian and I have another matter of real nsignificant to raise later today. We've done a bit of sleuthing ourselves. But on the offshore stink, I can do no better than bring you Nod4's posts. Suffice to say the shares remain a sell at 19p with a target - as is the case with all frauds - of 0p. Over to Mr Nod4:

Journey Group – if at first you don’t succeed, offer the same amount again!

Published 173 days ago

After a 240p per share recommended offer was voted down, Journey Group (JNY) is “pleased to announce… discussions with regard to a possible offer… the possible offer price under consideration is 240 pence”. You what?…

CAP-XX – full-year results, talks CrAP (XX)…

Published 173 days ago

Having previously updated sceptically on supercapacitor and energy management systems company CAP-XX (CPX), I note it is now “pleased to announce its audited results for the year ended 30 June 2016”. Let’s take a look…

TrakM8 share price slide continues - shows director buying meaningless

Published 173 days ago

As we know, my good pal Paul Scott bought shed loads of TrakM8 (TRAK) shares at c220-230p following what he termed a "Winni-wobble", that is to say share price weakness caused by my high quality investigative and forensic journalism. With the shares dipping another 10% today to 165p-170p without me saying a dickie bird, perhaps Paul wants to average down? I wouldn't.

Digital Globe Services – full-year results it’s “pleased to report”, shares down a further more than 17% in response…

Published 173 days ago

“Digital Globe Services (DGS), a leading provider of digital marketing solutions for large, consumer-facing organisations, is pleased to report its final results for the year ended 30 June 2016”. Hmmm, the shares are currently more than 17% lower, at 38p, in response…

Why Centrica Is Not Centrical to My Share Buying Agenda

Published 174 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.

 

Journey Group – as shares fall back on takeover being voted down, a speculative buy?

Published 174 days ago

On a 240p per share recommended takeover of Journey Group (JNY), I recently concluded that the offer was not attractive but that Harwood Capital looked to be in a strong position to, unfortunately, win the day. A Court Meeting to approve the takeover was held earlier today and…

Optibiotix: sole broker, warrants, de-merger, share price

Published 174 days ago

We have been asked a few questions about Optibiotix (OPTI), none wildly important and so let's wrap them up into one article, in Q&A format.

Audioboom – agreement for investment from China “not yet been reached”, surely not to be cash crunch ahoy AGAIN!

Published 175 days ago

On 5th August Rob Proctor, CEO of spoken word audio platform Audioboom (BOOM), was “pleased to report that Audioboom has made further tangible progress in H1 2016, growing revenue, securing significant new content partners and further broadening its geographic distribution”. However, the financials showed it was cash crunch ahoy. Less than an hour later it was placing ahoy and there is now a “Strategic investment discussions update”

Concepta - manufacturing deal signed in China: launch now very close: URGENT warrant deadline

Published 175 days ago

We tipped these shares at a 12p offer - they are now 19.5p-21p but hang on tight. We aim to be selling at 25p+ very soon. But before then an urgent reminder for long term holders: warrants! Deadline 6 October.

BOS Global – Shocking “Fintech RTO” debacle: Case-study No 2

Published 175 days ago

Commenting on Silver Falcon’s nonsense RTO earlier (HERE), got me thinking about my old friend BOS Global (BOS) that recently completed its “Fintech” RTO and in digging around, I uncovered some comedy gold.

Silver Falcon – Shocking “Fintech RTO” debacle: Case-study No 1

Published 175 days ago

It’s no great surprise to me that Sub-Standard Shocker XI member, Silver Falcon (SILF) called off its potential RTO with Fintech business, Lime Holdings, on Friday but it’s still worth highlighting a couple of aspects of this disappointing affair.

Notes from Underground: Sinko de Mayo

Published 175 days ago

I see the  nutters on Twitter going on about as the share price of some company or other that ShareProphets investigates continues to rise, we're obviously idiots who don't know how to do the only important thing in life - fill yer boots.

Petropavlovsk Interims - buy

Published 176 days ago

Half-year results from Petropavlovsk (POG) emphasise a return to profitability, though also reiterate that for the full year “expectations to be at the lower end of our original guidance of c.460,000-500,000oz” and net debt of $598 million.

Tungsten still a stonking short

Published 176 days ago

Tungsten Corporation (TUNG) shares have had a good run since July, rising over 50% to hit 70p this week. At today’s 67p the market cap is £86 million. That is way too high for a company forecast to lose £12-14 million on sales of £30 million in the year to April 2017.

Boxhill Technologies: Interims out – no I-Spy certificate for me!

Published 177 days ago

Following my recent I-Spy interims preview of Boxhill Technologies (BOX) HERE, interims were announced on Thursday, so it’s time to work out whether I managed to tot up 1,000 points and can apply to Big Chief I-Spy for my certificate.

A hot share tip Friday at 2PM for just a fiver... and its not Deutsche Bank

Published 177 days ago

Well as it happens Germany's largest bank is a stock where we have a clear view: SELL! It is in dire straights but its shares still look hugely overvalued. So that is a free tip from us: short Deutsche.  But that uncertainty has created other opportunities in the market and we have one such opportunity for you coming up on Friday 30th September (tomorrow) at 2 PM sharp.

Zamano – mobile network operator changes, again TIMBERRR!

Published 177 days ago

Having earlier this year gone from “positive performance in revenue & profit” to group contribution margins “lower”, Zamano (ZMNO) stated in late August half-year results “we anticipate an improvement in operating performance during H2 2016 thanks to H1 advertising spend and continuing strong UK sales performance”. Now, it's updated that this anticipated improvement “will not be achieved”. And there’s worse...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Moron investors in the Cloudtag fraud feel on top of the world

Published 177 days ago

I start with the woes of Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank. Then on to why dogs leave it to the last minute to report results. As such I look at Strat Aero (AERO), Vislink (VLK), IGAS (IGAS), and Wolf Minerals (WLFE). I touch on Inspirit (INSP) as it runs out of cash and is - I gather  - not paying suppliers. I then look at the two frauds: Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) and Cloudtag (CTAG) where the morons are as happy today as the Quindell (QPP)  Morons where when those shares hit 650p. How the morons laughed at the silly old bears as they told us that £20 was on the cards. But of course those backing the Cloudtag fraud insist that it will be different this time. 

Vislink – half-year results, TIMBERRR!

Published 177 days ago

July profit warning meant results for the first half of 2016 from Vislink (VLK) were not going to be good but, on revenue 15% lower than in the corresponding 2015 period, at £22.6 million, a loss of £32.8 million!?! And there’s worse…

Nyota - is it bust yet? Real pain for those who fell for the recent ramping

Published 178 days ago

Nyota Minerals (NYO) shares have been pushed ahead in recent days and weeks by the usual insane ramping that typifies the bottom end of the AIM Casino. Today came reality - final results which showed how the former management led by Richard "piggy" Chase had spunked all the cash. Those mugs who paid up to 0.07p in recent days must be feeling rather sore with the shares at 0.045 to sell... and still falling.

San Leon at 44.75p - worth 101p to 120p says SP Angel in 100 page report ( you aren't meant to read, peasants)

Published 178 days ago

Don't tell the compliance officer round at SP Angel that we have published this as he ( or she, I know not) is a dickhead who reckons that the fine research from that broker should go to institutions only and not peasants like you. But Zac "the knife" Phillips has today published a 100 page report on San Leon (SLE) in which he notes that the shares, now 44.75p after results this morning are worth 101p to 120p. We own the stock so are minded to agree that the shares are very cheap although Zac is perhaps a tad more optimistic than we are. 

WANdisco – talks (in meaningless platitudes), as the CEO walks...

Published 178 days ago

Following an announcement of the appointment of a new CFO earlier this week, yesterday saw provider of cash-burning solutions, sorry, of “enterprise-ready, non-stop software solutions that enable globally distributed organizations to meet today's data challenges of secure storage, scalability and continuous availability”, WANdisco (WAND) make a further “Directorate Change” announcement…

Crawshaw – half-year results; is it able to restore material, positive trading momentum?

Published 178 days ago

Writing on fresh meat and food-to-go retailer Crawshaw (CRAW) post a profit warning earlier this month, I concluded that the context meant the severe share price decline, to a then circa 44p, looked merited and the shares best avoided – see HERE. The following updates, with the shares currently at sub 35p, on the back of results for the company’s half year ended 31st July 2016…

Strat Aero caves into Hulsey Smith having again lied to its investors

Published 179 days ago

Someone who invested in its last bailout placing told me that he did so because Strat Aero (AERO)'s lawyers had convinced him that it would wipe the floor with litigant Hulsey Smith who had accused Strat of serial fraud. He reckoned the shares would zoom when Strat won the case. Sucker!!!!!! But he is not alone. Strat told all investors via RNS that Smith had no case at all and that it was to counter sue. So today, as the trial loomed, it has caved completely. Er yes. Another lie from a company that is clearly run by pathological liars;. 

NWF Group – AGM trading update reckons outlook “remains in line”, but is a profit warning ahoy?

Published 179 days ago

An AGM trading update from UK agricultural and distribution group NWF (NWF) includes that “the board's outlook for the year remains in line with its expectations”. The shares are currently 5% lower, at sub 150p, in response. Hmmm…

Porta Communications: Top PR woman Emma Kane & some really dodgy looking share dumping

Published 179 days ago

I like Emma Kane the boss of PR agency Redleaf which is 66% owned by AIM listed Porta (PTCM) a lot, but she has a hell of a lot of explaining to do with regard to how she dumped millions of shares just days before today's diabolical results from Porta

21st Century Technology – half-year results admit “liquidity issues”! …

Published 179 days ago

Technology provider to the transport industry, 21st Century (C21) has announced results for the first half of 2016 including that “there are a number of positive initiatives happening within the group”. The following updates with the shares currently remaining slumped at 1.625p…

Absolutely shite LGO Interims - its another placing ahoy already!

Published 179 days ago

Half year numbers from LGO Energy (LGO) are absolutely appalling. There was a placing at just 0.1p last week, another one is imminent. The numbers just do not lie. It is hard to know where to start but lets go with output and sales....do you remember when LGO used to be producing 2,500 bopd and promising 4,000 bopd: how things change.

Nature Group – “pleased to announce” results as shares slide on another ludicrous statement…

Published 179 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? …

Wishbone Gold Placing - not in the script at all

Published 180 days ago

I apologise to one and all over Wishbone Gold (WSBN) which has today completed a £600,000 placing at just 0.75p with broker Belfort Securities handing out shares to spiv bucket shop flippers. This was not on the script and I cannot recommend a purchase of the shares at 1.15p-1.2p. That the shares are up a tad today but fell in the run up to his placing tells you everything you need to know about forward selling on the AIM casino, especially when the broker is Belfort.

Eden Research - Rum & Coke Interims - when will the Terpenetech FRAUD be conceded

Published 180 days ago

AIM listed long time fraud Eden Research (EDEN) has posted half calendar year numbers which are as dismal as ever - this is a company whose retained losses after twenty one years are now £34.145 million. After 21 years of promising ever more jam tomorrow Eden is still reliant on fraud to keep going.

MediaZest – “New business update” announcement sees shares soar. Hmmm…

Published 180 days ago

At 3:48pm (why?) yesterday it was announced that “MediaZest (MDZ), the creative digital audio visual company, is pleased to update shareholders with more detail on recent business wins”. The shares responded more than 18% higher to 0.1625p. Hmmm…

Premaitha - new loan facility - this is the start of more good news: Buy

Published 180 days ago

Apologies for the delay in commenting on this RNS which landed on Friday. We wanted to speak to Adam Reynolds and we have now done so. This is just the start of the good news and ahead of results tomorrow Premaitha (NIPT) shares are a buy.

Boohoo goes from “not wildly overpriced” to “looks rather overpriced”

Published 180 days ago

Shares in boohoo (BOO) have continued to storm higher since I covered them last month, and have crossed the psychological 100p mark on an intraday basis following the release of today’s interim results. With a £1.1 billion market cap, it is perhaps time to get off this particular train.

XCite - Almost total wipeout confirmed - shares worth 0.2p (at best) not 2p

Published 180 days ago

Well you cannot say that you were not warned. Another day and another former darling of the Bulletin Boards goes up in smoke. XCite Energy (XEL) has given us details of its restructuring. Ouch.

Alternative Networks – offers only vague near year-end profit warning attributed to EU referendum of more than 3 months ago! ...

Published 180 days ago

UK business IT and communications service provider, Alternative Networks (AN.) has made a “Trading Update” announcement including under a first bullet point “some project completions will be delayed beyond the year end”. Uh-oh…

Gattaca – update as shares in the former Matchtech Group continue to slide

Published 181 days ago

Having, last writing on Matchtech Group, suggested a small, speculative buy with the shares then recovering to above 350p (see HERE), I now update following a few subsequent announcements from the company and the shares falling from above 387p less than a week ago to currently sub 340p…

Zoopla - Share sales point to likely overvaluation

Published 181 days ago

Zoopla (ZPLA) shares have performed brilliantly over the past few months, rising from a low around 230p to the current 320p, for a mighty market cap of £1.37 billion. As some highly knowledgeable shareholders lighten their holdings, it might be worth others considering whether such a market cap is truly justified.

Goldplat – full-year results, a gold recovery buy?

Published 181 days ago

Outgoing Goldplat (GDP) Chairman Brian Moritz considers it “a pleasure to be able to report an improvement in both the production and profitability of Goldplat, led by the recovery operations”, though the shares are currently unchanged on the day at 5.75p…

SpaceandPeople – half-year results suggest it’ll be profit warning ahoy!

Published 181 days ago

Shares in shopping centre and other high footfall venue promotional and retail company SpaceandPeople (SAL) currently trade approaching 30% lower, at well below 30p, on the back of its results for the first half of 2016. Let’s take a look…

Malcolm's Magnificent Seven Ride Again

Published 182 days ago

Hello Share Shakers. If, like me, you enjoy old-fashioned goodie versus baddie Westerns, then you’ll enjoy the rollicking remake of the Magnificent Seven. Not the same calibre of stars as the old 1957 classic, though. No Yul Brynner, Charles Bronson or Steve McQueen, but very entertaining nonetheless. The film has inspired me to choose my own Magnificent Seven.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Donald Trump & The Stockmarket

Published 182 days ago

The first Trump Clinton debate is tomorrow and here's hoping for a knockout for The Donald - I am just so glad that Gennifer Flowers will be in the front row as I explain HERE.  But what does a Trump win or a Clinton win for that matter mean for the stockmarket? I am a market bear and selling my shares as I explained yesterday HERE. Does who wins the US General Election make any difference? I discuss this in detail.

Shock RNS sees Newmark cut back to 1.4p, from bad to worse

Published 182 days ago

When I initiated coverage on this website of Newmark Security (NWT) in May, little did I expect that it was about to release a set of profit warnings which would see the share price more than halved! But unfortunately, that is indeed what has happened.

EVR Holdings – How to make money out of a Chris Akers stock

Published 182 days ago

EVR Holdings (EVRH) has shown impressive share price growth since coming to market via an RTO in May earlier this year increasing from 1.1p to 2.95p at close on Friday so I thought it was time to review the stock and use it as a case study to show how one can make money out of company connected to Chris Akers.

Notes from Underground: Bear with us

Published 182 days ago

You'll notice that Tom has written the top 23 articles this week and recorded a Bearcast daily plus several Postcards on his personal site. This is what Tom calls 'paternity leave.'

A few thoughts ahead of AG Barr’s interims (and why broker ratings should be ignored)

Published 183 days ago

I covered IRN-BRU maker AG Barr (BAG) last month, discussing why I thought the company was fundamentally sound despite some recent headwinds. Today, I’m coming off the fence and rating it as a Buy ahead of Tuesday's interim results.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I'm selling shares ahead of a winter of discontent

Published 183 days ago

I refer to a podcast I did earlier on Dr King and Donald Trump HERE. Malcolm Stacey has today urged you to buy shares HERE. I am starting to sell FIML owned shares as I am now more bearish than I have been in a very long time. I take apart Malcolm's flimsy arguments but add in a number of other points to make, what I think, is a compelling bear case.

Begbies Traynor trading update - good but not great, but the shares are a buy

Published 184 days ago

Begbies Traynor (BEG) has updated on “satisfactory” trading in the first quarter of its current financial year and emphasised that “we continue to be confident of the prospects for the group”. And that makes the shares look cheap.

Why the Bouncing Bulls Will Continue to Savage the Boring Bears

Published 184 days ago

Hello Share Trimmers.  The markets are closed as I write, so let’s just take a look at the broadest picture possible when trying to predict if our shares will rise or fall. As you will have guessed this is a piece to encourage you in buying rather than selling in our golden game. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - when will there be 10 billion LGO shares in issue?

Published 184 days ago

On today's bearcast I look at Jiasen (JSI) but have to speak quietly since Oakley may get the wrong idea when I discuss a dead cat bounce. I also cover Xtract Resources (XTR), Obtala (OBT), Corero (CNS), Toople (TOOP), GCM Resources (GCM) and in some detail LGO Energy (LGO)

Brady plc – review as it’s boardroom change ahoy

Published 184 days ago

Having chatted to him in May, I was surprised to see an announcement earlier this month that “after nine years Gavin Lavelle has decided to pursue new opportunities and has stepped down as CEO” of Brady plc (BRY). The company has now also announced that founder Dr Robert Brady has stepped down as a non-executive director. Hmmm…

Bond International Software – recommended offer, but is it the end of the story?

Published 185 days ago

Having on 12th September been “pleased to announce the sale of its Recruitment Software subsidiaries”, Bond International Software (BDI) has announced that it is now instead recommending an increased takeover offer from largest shareholder Constellation Software…

Lost Track of Old Shares? Here's My Dilemma

Published 185 days ago

Hello Share Baggers. If you buy as many penny shares as I do, I dare say you have lost track of a few of those you thought were so badly hit that they were no longer worth cashing in. But what happens to these lost shares?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Xtract Resources a non cash shell ahoy? P45s for Steve Moore & Gary Newman

Published 185 days ago

Thanks to Steve Moore and Gary Newman we own shares in Xtract Resources (XTR). Both deserve P45s for that. I discuss this disaster as well as another hole in the ground in Bongo Bongo land which stinks - Armadale Capital (ACP). Then it is onto Newmark Security (NMT) - Graham Neary hang your head in shame for this exercise in nepotistic value destruction - before I look at Gulf Keystone (GKP) and the administration waiting to happen that is Avanti Communications (AVN)

eg solutions – half year results show marked declines… & so emphasise lashings of jam tomorrow

Published 185 days ago

Having warned in June that “first half trading performance and cash generation will be lower than previously anticipated”, eg solutions (EGS) has now announced the results for its half year to end July 2016…

Xtract Resources – The end of Chepica as the Jan Nelson era draws to a close

Published 185 days ago

Xtract Resources (XTR) reminds me of someone after a massive night out, no doubt drunk on the promises of Jan Nelson, being held upright by the more sensible friend, Colin Bird, as it stumbles from pillar to post on the way home, desperately close to falling in the busy road.

NetDimensions – do half year results offer positives following July warning?

Published 186 days ago

Having warned in July of “delays in deal roll-outs affecting revenue growth”, NetDimensions (NETD) has now announced results for the first half of 2016…

Science in Sport: Cashed up and ready to go

Published 186 days ago

I tipped Science in Sport (SIS) last month following the announcement of an exciting tie-up with Liverpool FC. This morning sees the release of the company’s interim results, confirming excellent progress made and with good omens for future profitability.

Berkeley LOI - look at the proposed pricing!

Published 186 days ago

Berkeley Energia (BKY) has announced it has signed a Letter of Intent relating to the sale of the first million pounds of production from its Salamanca uranium project – with an average contemplated price of above $41 per pound comparing with the current spot price of around $25 per pound. Way to go!. No wonder we are c150% up on this share tip!

Thalassa Holdings – What the hell is Duncan Soukup up to?

Published 186 days ago

Until quite recently, I was contemplating Thalassa Holdings (THAL) as a rare buy pick for me; however, further digging, particularly around the antics of the Executive Chairman, Duncan Soukup, and the recent odd investments have led me to precisely the opposite conclusion.

Fitbug – half-year results claim “encouraging progress” & “confident”. Really?

Published 186 days ago

Fitbug (FITB) has announced results for the first half of 2016, including claiming that its “strategy has seen encouraging progress… with our additional working capital and reduced levels of debt following our successful fundraise in July, the board is confident as to the company's future prospects”. The shares have lapped it up by approaching 12%, to 0.28p, but is there really “encouraging progress” and ‘confidence’ here? ...

French Connection - Is It Safe?

Published 186 days ago

It’s time for another reference to share blogging supremo Paul Scott, who wrote in some detail on the subject of French Connection yesterday. While I share much of his perspective on this, I wonder if the bulls here might not be overly confident in their belief that the company is safe.

Cenkos profits dry up, shares offer a counter-cyclical proposition

Published 186 days ago

Cenkos (CNKS) attracted plenty of criticism on this website over its dealings in the the Quindell saga. Whatever the rights and wrongs of that case, it’s still worth looking at the company as a standalone investment. It has been profitable every year since listing in 2005, and over that time has produced an unusually attractive stream of dividends and buybacks.

Bonmarche – profit warning, performing poorly in all weather...

Published 186 days ago

Womens value retailer Bonmarche (BON) has announced it has followed a “generally poor summer season” with “extremely poor” trading in September – stated to be “largely as a consequence of the unseasonably hot weather which has not favoured sales of our new autumn ranges”. Hmmm…

Safestyle Interims - on track with this share tip

Published 186 days ago

Safestyle UK (SFE) has announced results for the first half of 2016 and that it“remains confident of making further progress and delivering a full year outturn in line with management expectations”.

Avanti Communications - new evidence emerges of just how desperate is its cash crunch

Published 186 days ago

Ceteris paribus Avanti Communications (AVN) will be trading whilst insolvent within weeks - its cash will not be sufficient to meet contracted capex and bills payable. That is why it is delaying publishing audited results for the year to June 30th 2016 - no auditor is going to sign off on anything from what is an insolvency waiting to happen. Avanti is trying to hide the awful truth but industry sources are revealing its desperate measures to stay afloat.

Majestic Wine – review of a far from majestic “Trading Update”

Published 187 days ago

Specialist wine seller Majestic (WINE) has announced, despite its retail operations “trading on track”, Naked Wines UK and Australia performing “on plan” and “a return to growth for Lay & Wheeler”, that “EBIT for the current financial year ending 3 April 2017 is expected to fall below current market expectations”. Uh-oh…

Judges Scientific – interims show earnings down & suggest more such woe to come

Published 187 days ago

Half-year results from scientific instruments company Judges Scientific (JDG) include Chairman Alex Hambro “pleased to be able to report, for the eleventh consecutive year, record revenues and dividends”. The shares are currently more than 9% lower, at sub 1300p, in response. Hmmm…

Boxhill Technologies: An Interims preview – I-Spy style

Published 187 days ago

As a child of the ‘70s and ‘80s, I used to love the I-Spy books, so thought I’d liven up a potentially dull preview of Boxhill Technologies’ (BOX) forthcoming interims by writing it in the style of an I-Spy book.

Craven House Capital – More ridiculous deals that raise more questions than answers

Published 188 days ago

As Levrett (LVRT), that I commented on earlier, has got my blood boiling slightly, I need to get a few more matters off my chest relating to the oddest investment company on the London market, namely Craven House Capital (CRV) and its two most recent investments.

Levrett – What are you hiding, you jokers?

Published 188 days ago

I was going to pen a light-hearted piece about two of Sub-Standard Shockers XI going in to suspension last week leaving my team a bit short but one of them, Levrett (LVRT), has wound me up today so I’m going to go in a bit harder on that one squad member instead. Let me explain…..

DP Poland – half-year results; seeks to emphasise “EBITDA loss reduced”, but…

Published 188 days ago

The company with the exclusive right to develop, operate and sub-franchise Domino's Pizza stores in Poland, DP Poland (DPP) has announced results for the first half of 2016 and the shares have responded back above 50p. Let’s take a look…

Avarae Global Coins – review of full-year results, tender offer & proposed delisting

Published 188 days ago

Avarae Global Coins (AVR) describes itself as “the UK's only publicly traded specialist company dedicated to purchasing, holding and selling rare and high quality coins”. If it gets its way, that is not to be the case for much longer…

Jubilee Platinum Dilokong Update - buy

Published 188 days ago

Jubilee Platinum (JLP) has provided an update on production from its Dilokong tailings project and construction of its Hernic project. 

SKIL Ports & Logistics: Insider dealing? Misleading Investors on AIM or just gross incompetence?

Published 188 days ago

Three years ago shares in AIM listed India play SKIL Ports & Logistics (SPL) were c90p. A year ago they were 40p before rallying to 85p in February 2016. On Friday they fell sharply from 22p to 20p. Did someone know something? Yes they did. At 4.32 PM, after hours, there was a shocking warning.

Adgorithms – is again “pleased to report”, but again the shares head materially lower…

Published 189 days ago

Adgorithms (ADGO) “is pleased to report half year results for the six months ended 30 June 2016. In the period, the company delivered revenues of $8.7m, and adjusted gross profit of $2.2m”. Sounds promising, but what? The shares currently down 25% to sub 20p. Hmmm...

Bank of England set to buy debt in Apple - There’s no real safety in our financial system merely the illusion of safety.

Published 189 days ago

Switzerland's central bank now owns more publicly-traded shares in Facebook than Mark Zuckerberg. The tech giant's founder and CEO has other non-publically traded share classes that he controls the company through, but this example illustrates just how the Swiss National Bank has become a multi-billion-dollar equity investor due to its campaign to hold down the Swiss franc and all bought by its ability to print money from nothing and then use it to buy everyday real companies. It is now the world's eighth-biggest public investor, data from the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum show.

Cash strapped Slater & Gordon tries to get £50 million from Watchstone with legal threat

Published 189 days ago

Aussie poltroon Slater & Gordon (SGH) has finally woken up to the fact that the Quindell businesses it bought for £647 million last year were worthless frauds and as such it has today said it is taking legal action against Watchstone (WTG), the renamed Quenron corporate entity. I fear the Aussies are merely throwing a Hail Mary pass and that its case is doomed. Its shares are not 95% down since the deal at just 40 cents for no reason.

Sirius Minerals will offer cheaper buying opportunities

Published 189 days ago

Sirius Minerals (SXX) has made good progress with its polyhalite fertiliser project so far and ultimately it will also be of benefit to the UK economy, but I struggle to see the share price going much higher in the shorter term.

It's time to buy Randgold Resources for a continued gold bull run

Published 189 days ago

Gold has been showing signs of weakness but I am yet to be convinced that this is justified and I think the market has over-reacted, which means that there are some good opportunities around for gold bulls.

Kefi - Operational Update and share price slide - what gives?

Published 189 days ago

The news has been good but the shares have slid. Conclusion? Average down at 0.46p to buy. First to the news from 5 September, an operational update. We will get another next month.

Notes from Underground: I'm in! Where's my free money?

Published 189 days ago

Earler this week, I had an appointment with the Home Office in beautiful Croydon to determine if I may stay in the country. Tom immediately set out a call to readers to convince Amber Rudd that I should be deported immediately.

Tungsten Corp – claims “a positive start to its new financial year”, but how positive really?

Published 191 days ago

Tungsten Corp (TUNG) has announced at its AGM “a positive start to its new financial year ending 30 April 2017”, though the shares have responded approaching 4% lower to 61.25p. Hmmm, let’s take a closer look...

Brainjuicer: One of AIM's best-kept secrets?

Published 191 days ago

The title is something of an exaggeration but I note the general lack of interest in Brainjuicer (BJU), one of the more interesting businesses on AIM. The company’s H1 results announced today show profit increasing at a mere 38% pace, so perhaps they deserve a little more attention!

Sabien Technology – “£750,000 placing to continue growth strategy”, AKA to keep the lights on…

Published 191 days ago

Previously writing on Sabien Technology (SNT) in July, I noted its seeking to reduce the nominal value of its shares “in order to allow the company to issue new ordinary shares should it decide to do so”, concluding that somehow, I’d guess it would decide to do so! - see HERE. Today we have an announcement of “£750,000 Placing To Continue Growth Strategy”...

Solo Oil Placing at 0.18p to raise £2 million - am I ffing psychic or not?

Published 191 days ago

Eight days ago I predicted that Solo Oil (SOLO) would need to do a placing and suggested that 0.18p was the likely price. Well knock me down with a feather duster but it has today announced a placing to raise £2 million ( lets call it £1.85 million net) at, cue drum roll.....0.18p. Genius or what? Of course Solo is still rubber ducked as I shall explain. The shares at 0.23p remain a sell.

Highlands Natural and that "institutional Investor" ( ie spiv) at it again

Published 191 days ago

The management of Highlands Natural Resources (HNR), notably Paul Mendell, still refuses to answer serious questions about their CVs or about RNS Statements made by Highlands that are simply not true and that silence should make any sane speculator run a mile. Meanwhile it continues with the pretence that it has found an institutional investor who should by now own 30% of the company but in fact owns no shares. Confused? Let me explain.

Intercede – from “well positioned for future growth” to trading “below expectations” in just over 3 months…

Published 192 days ago

Intercede (IGP), a software and service company specialising in jargon to describe what it does (sorry, specialising in “identity, credential management and secure mobility”) has announced it “has had a slow start to the current financial year and is continuing to experience delays in the receipt of anticipated MyID license orders from both new and existing customers”. Uh-oh…

Vipera – if at first they aren’t as receptive as you’d hoped, announce the news again! ...

Published 192 days ago

After an announcement last week claiming an “exciting development” in the French market helped shares in the company higher to 5.25p, we’ve this week had another announcement from Vipera (VIP); “Broadened Customer Engagement Solutions Offering”. Hmmm…

Fairpoint down again, but still worth considering or should I be sacked?

Published 192 days ago

Having last covered professional services group Fairpoint (FRP) in May, I gave the company a “tentative BUY” rating at 128p. With the shares now sitting at 96p after today’s interim results, investors are clearly unimpressed so far. Should I be sacked?

IndigoVision – half-year results suggest potentially good value

Published 192 days ago

Despite the company arguing that “results for the first half of 2016 are a strong improvement on 2015”, shares in video security systems group IndigoVision (IND) are currently more than 5% lower, at 150p, on the results announcement. Let’s take a look...

The Chairman's Blog 14: Sir Benjamin Dover of Global Mining Endeavours celebrates as the Daily Mail brings home the bacon

Published 192 days ago

Following the example set by Paul Warwick the chairman of worthless penny stock Andalas (ADL) in starting a blog, Sir Benjamin Dover of AIM listed Global Mining Endeavours has decided to follow suit and like Paul promises to be candid in his approach. Blog number fourteen....

Crawshaw – following a more than 8% share price fall yesterday, a profit warning today! …

Published 193 days ago

“Trading update” announcement from fresh meat and food-to-go retailer Crawshaw (CRAW) includes in the first paragraph “suppressed footfall patterns caused by a combination of the international football, adverse weather and Brexit… persisted”. Uh-oh…

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