On December 2 2016 I suggested here that Advanced Oncotherapy NED Tim Lebus had had enough and was walking. The lying snot-gobblers round at Advanced declined to comment. Guess what? He has walked with immediate effect today. It gets better, if you are a bear.
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!
Having wondered whether there may be light at the end of a very long tunnel for AIM- and JSE AltX-listed DiamondCorp (DCP), the company released a very disappointing update last night. Even more disappointingly, the RNS hit the wire at 6.31pm, delaying the close of the RNS system for the day. Talk about no-one-is-watching o’clock. The news was bad enough, the contempt for shareholders shown by the timing is a disgrace. It looks like all that may be on the menu is toast.
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?...
There seems to have been quite a bit of volume yesterday in trading of AIM-listed CloudTag (CTAG). Some of us have been noting the rather greater difficulty with which L1 has been offloading stock from loan conversions and warrant exercises which goes in tandem with lower volume - and a complete lack of news from the company to get the BBs in a lather, but yesterday things really picked up. Sadly for shareholders, the share price has not been picking up, it has been on the slide.
Hello Share Switchers. The big word of the moment is ‘infrastructure’. Part of Big Donald’s election victory was his promise to make zillions of new American jobs by launching a big infrastructure improvement programme.
United Cacao (CHOC) which has until February 4 to find a new nomad or it will be slung off AIM has bad news and very bad news. Let's start with the very bad news - it appears to have engaged in massive fraud. When I say "it" the allegation is against former head honcho Dennis Melka who walked the plank on January 5.
Yesterday I accused Aidan Earley of being an undischarged bankrupt, on the basis of two conversations with the administrator of that bankruptcy, the firm of Kingston Smith. My Earley denied that this was the case and I apologise. I was misinformed. Mr Earley is in fact a (twice) discharged bankrupt. Aidan I am sorry. If I make a factual error I always apologise and run a correction..
Frankie & Benny's, Chiquito, Coast to Coast and Brunning & Price operator, Restaurant Group (RTN) has announced a “Post Close Trading Update” including that “results are expected to be in line with previous guidance”. However, the shares are currently more than 10% lower, heading towards 300p (though a still more than £600 million market cap), in response...
It is now fifteen years since Nigel Wray & Tom Winnifrith started doing one day investor shows together. The first was in a snow covered Westminster now they celebrate a decade and a half of working together with what will be the most spectacular event yet. It will be the biggest with 121 companies exhibiting on the day. There is the strongest ever speaker line up and a raft of free prize draws as well as a gift worth £18 for everyone attending. So with 50% of the 2,500 tickets already reserved hurry up and grab yours today!
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.
Yesterday morning Crown Ocean launched its requisition for an EGM at Bowleven (BLVN). I explained why the coup is a “no-brainer” here. Bowleven’s management is surely toast. Having taken tens of millions in remuneration over the years, and spent hundreds of millions on failed projects, this company has been a classic value trap. But could that all be about to change?
Joshua is off at PC Nursery Ryhme class so I am free to record. In this webcast I look at Fitbug (FITB), Cloudtag (CTAG) - Waseem is just wrong! - Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL), Ascent Resources (AST), Aquatic Foods (AFG), China frauds in general and in detail - to help Andrew Monk - Haike Chemicals (HAIK).
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 (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.
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.
Yesterday ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play MoneySwap (SWAP) updated on its parlous financial position and the long-promised recapitalisation rescue. It has borrowed a bit more urgent financing, but warned investors that it’s suspension from trading on AIM (since 21 September last year) now has less than two months to run before the company is led to the AIM execution chamber.
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.
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!...
On 10th January the convicted felon, serial liar,, bankrupt and man banned from being a company director after the Wood Hall fiasco, Mr Aidan Earley instructed his lawyer to write a menacing missive to me (at the wrong address.). Today I have replied. I will not be removing evidence of the Worthington (WRN) fraud as Mr Earley wishes, if needs be I shall the bitchez in Court and - like last time - win. My letter, sent just now, and the letter sent by Earley's lawyer are below.
Nine share tips, giving in a tax-efficient way, don't count Trump out. And much more...
Beaufort clients will get their cash and shares back but it looks as if it may take a while. Special Administrators to the City broker, PWC, has just written to all customers and it looks as if this is an almighty mess. I suspect there are a few connected with Beaufort who will be sweating. PWC writes:
One of my two tips of the year, Berkeley Energia (BKY), has announced half-year results – these for its period ended 31st December 2017…
The short list is Conviviality (SVR), Clear Leisure (CLP) and Graphene Nanochem (GRPH). I discuss all three but also UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) where the deafening silence is a very bad sign. I consider Sir Patrick's Day tomorrow and how Joshua and I will celebrate and I look at Mothercare (MTC), retail gloom, Mitie (MTO) and the double standards of the great and the good. Make sure you get your free ticket to UK Investor on April 21 using the promotional code WINNIFRITH when booking an investor class seat HERE - if only to hear a live 40 minute bearcast with myself & Paul Scott being recorded!
Value investing is how you make money from shares. Any other approach is not investing but speculating and is, by definition, hit and miss. So do you want to know what Britain's leading value investors are thinking and what shares they are buying and selling? Today's special opportunity is.... Three great value investors will be on stage together discussing how they select stocks and what they are buying and selling at the Global Group UK Investor Show in London on April 21. They are: Paul Scott, Britain's top share blogger, Nigel Wray, the man known as Britain's Buffett, and Dr Paul Jourdan the boss at the hugely successful Amati fund management operation.
After recent events if Conviviality (CVR) boss Diana Hunter told me that 2 + 2 =4 I would ask her to provide credible third party verification before accepting her at her word. So today, with the shares suspended pending clarification following the "discovery" that £30 million of tax was due by month end, MS Hunter has updated poor investors and it seems everyone loves the company. What bollocks. Here are Ms Hunter's words with a ShareProphets translation service in bold.
Once again Tim Martin, the boss of JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is my hero of the day using the occasion of half year results to lay into big business and the lying liberal deadwood press for misleading us all about Brexit. The great man opines:
Under promise and over deliver is what every adviser tells every company listing on AIM. One might say that Ariana (AAU) has not kept to that script with perfection since it listed all those years ago back in the black and white era. But as we move though 2018 with the 50% owned Red Rabbit mine now operational Ariana is doing what it should as we saw in a cracking operational update this week.
My second tip of the year, AIM-listed Bowleven (BLVN), announced on Tuesday that major shareholder Crown Ocean has once again been upping its stake – it now holds 29.03% of the equity. I took the cue and did the same (though not 29%!). Crown Ocean is, of course, the shareholder which rocked the boat last year and forced out the old board by calling two EGMs and supported the new fellas as they proposed to turn the company into a holding company with rather lower costs.
Hello, Share Teasers. We are now only a few days away from the latest set of figures from IQE (IQE). And once again I face an irritating quandary on what to do with my remaining holding. This cache of shares isn’t as large as it used to be. That’s because only a fool disregards negative comments on this magnificent website. It probably has the best investigative writers in the City. But even the best shorters get things wrong, so I retain some IQE shares.
I’ve previously cautioned on shares in Zinc Media (ZIN) - most recently HERE, and note they currently approaching 17% lower today, towards 0.60p, on the back of a half-year results announcement…
A 1:30pm “Re: Contract” announcement from transport technology company 21st Century (C21). A cause for concern?...
Previously writing on specialist staffing company SThree (STHR) I concluded it may be relatively well placed, but macro concerns saw me cautious on the shares. Today a Q1 Trading Update…
From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2017 and thus far in 2018 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...
Anyone foolish enough to be a shareholder in AIM-China play Haike Chemical (HAIK) has until 1pm today to accept an offer for their shares at 30p. An EGM on 12 March passed resolutions to delist from the Casino, the execution scheduled for close of play on 19 March.
I’ve been warning on OneView Group (ONEV) since it went from “remains confident” in September 2016 to “likely to be below market expectations” the following month! The shares had then been hit to below 4p… But they’re now circa 12p aren’t they? A September 2017 10-to-1 share consolidation though needs to be factored in - and today there’s a 10:21am Short Term Loan Facility announcement…
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