It was only seven months ago that AIM uber-dog Corero (CNS) appointed Cenkos as its joint broker and promply raised just under £9 million at 22p. Gosh i am glad that i am not an institutional client of Cenkos with the raft of dogs and frauds it has acted for in recent years. The shares are now just 9.5p to sell. But another bailout placing looks inevitable. Just do the math!
Gold miner Avocet Mining (AVM) has always been a bit of a rollercoaster of an investment since its 1 for 10 share consolidation in June, the shares have doubled, halved and then doubled again as punters have reacted skittishly to news from darkest Africa.
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…
AIM-China incubator play Grand Group (GIPO) only joined the Casino in January 2015, too late to make our ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty index. This is most unfortunate, for the credentials on offer are impeccable – and now, it seems, we could be just over five weeks from a one-way trip to the AIM Execution chamber, courtesy of AIM Rule 41 (if, that is, the Oxymorons bother to enforce the rule this time). This is as on 30 December the mandatory delisting following a six-month suspension kicks in unless the company gets its accounts to December 2015 out.
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...
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.
Earlier today I broke the news that Finnaust (FAM) was trying to get a £7 million placing away at 7p HERE. The company has now fessed up that a placing is underway but it says that it is only trying to raise £5 million. I guess that the roadshow is not going so well then. Maybe broker SP Angel should have put out a 68 page ramptastic buy note ahead of passing round the begging bowl not just a 34 page one?
My comments about Oxfam relate to Mkango Resources (MKA) - see the link on the right of this page. In the podcast I also cover Totally (TLY), PGC Entertainment (PGCE), African Potash (AFPO) where I now am sure I know when the Nomad quit and why, Cambria Auto (CAMB) and Westminster Group (WSG). I also answer Malcolm's earlier question on Premier (PMO). No. Malcolm. No.
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?
Jonny Mason, the Chief Financial Officer of Halford's (HFD) has been fined £12,000 after being caught drink driving a golf buggy at 6 miles per hour in Norway. Naughty Jonny was also banned from driving in Norway for two years and sentenced to two weeks in jail. But Mason is refusing to say whether he will return to Norway to serve his time.
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…
A City source tells me that broker SP Angel is right now endeavouring to raise £7 million for Greenland mining outfit Finnaust (FAM) at 7p per share. At a current 8p to 8.75p the company is valued at £40 million on AIM.
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...
This really was an easy odd one out contest and Drunken Sailor gets the winning entry as you can see HERE. We asked which of the four pictures below was the odd one out. Easy.
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.
The FCA has put out a statement confirming that it is all over at Gable (GAH). William "piggy" Dewsall has made £15 million, but shareholders have lost everything and now it seems that policy holders will be screwed too. Gable issued statements while its shares traded that were simply not true but will there be any action against piggy or hapless Nomad Zeus? Whaddya think? The FCA confirms the worst:
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).
Oh dear, oh dear, this really does look like it is game over for old mother Worthington (WRN). It had been looking to get a Creditors Voluntary Agreement aways so that the grateful taxpayer, viz The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) got to fund its gaping deficit, and a share of future profits went to other - mainly related party - creditors but 90% of profits outside litigation winnings where it was 50% - would go to shareholders. Of course 90% of ZERO is ZERO but the pretence was there. However..
Hello Share Shufflers. Though I hold quite a few mid-size oil companies, I do not have a stake in Premier Oil (PMO). Perhaps I should, though. The company has been in final stages of financing with banks and bond holders. That signals that the big lenders have faith in the company.
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.
What will Father Christmas be putting in the stockings of the writers of ShareProphets, nine share tips, plus what sexism at the BBC
It only took 15 days but I have just received my first lawyer's letter of the year, via email. So here is a little quiz. Who sent the letter:
So Carillion (CLLN) has gone tits up. You do rather feel for its 19,500 employees but as folks work out what happens next there is an orgy of recriminations. What lessons do you learn?
So yesterday saw Joshua go to his first proper football match - Brislington Ladies vs West Ham Ladies. A full photo report will follow later but the language from the Essex Girls in claret and blue was not very lady like. Listeners, I was shocked. On the markets I look in detail at Versarien (VRS), Greatland Gold (GGP), Velocys (VEL), RM2 (RM2) and as well as Nomates Neil Woodford I also have some Julie Meyer news, I fear that "Praise Be the Lord" may be about to send me a letter.
A hat tip to Waseem Shakoor for the graphic below. Carillion (CLLN) went bust today. Greatland Gold (GGP) has seen its shares halve as Newmont has pulled out of a jv. So what else do folks owning these two stocks own? See below.
As you know I got a lawyer's letter from the Ariadne Group run by Julie Meyer yesterday. I explain why the in house lawyer poodle chap is a very confused young man. He has not, as he said he would, got back to me to clarify his confused position. I urge you to read Nigel's AIQ expose today as it is most excellent. I discuss Haike Chemical (HAIK) and why it is by definition a bad company as is - as per today's article here - Purplebricks (PURP). Then it is onto the looming bun fight at Paternoster Resources (PRS) - if any of Nick Lee, Amanda Van Dyke and Melissa Sturgess which to dish dirt on the oppo, I am here and happy to publish it all. You see I am everybody's friend.
Having taken a look at the prospectus for the flotation of AIQ (AIQ) on the Standard list in part 1 we now move on to Mama Captain, Barrel2U, Mama Harbour and iBuddee. These outfits have faced allegations of being ponzi/MLM (multi-level marketing)/pyramid/money game schemes.
Andrew Monk's VSA floated AIQ on the Standard List last week. Its shares soared 1000% and were suspended. As Andrew notes, through the passive investment vehicle RRR I own shares in AIQ (about £10 worth - CORRECTION I am told it is £1841 worth!). I will try to sell the lot as the valuation is insane. But Monk wants to defend his corner so before our writers really go to town - and I am on their side - here is Monkey in his private email to clients today...
North of the Border, www.scottishhousemove.co.uk is going after Purplebricks (PURP) big time. Its homepage boasts that it will undercut Purplebricks by £750 and carries a stream of dismal reviews from allagents.co.uk for its larger rival. Then it really goes on the attack as you can see below.
Investors who believed all the hype surrounding Greatland Gold (GGP) received a nasty shock this week when the share price collapsed, but for many of us who have been around the market for a while it didn’t really come as much of a surprise.
Last week’s flotation of AIQ (AIQ) on the LSE’s standard list raised a lot of questions. For a start there was demand for the stock, but apparently no stock available to buy: it seems the registrar had yet to send out certificates and so the shares rocketed until they were suspended. But after much digging, there appears to be rather more to the story than the listing of a bare Cayman Islands shell. Where to start?
There's been an accelerated bookbuild which has seen Adam Reynolds and a number of close allies place out all their stock in React PLC (REAT). The shares we own were not placed out. We will only sell after advising you to do so.
To understand why 2018 will be a catastrophe, imagine a magnificent mansion built with the finest materials and craftsmanship and furnished with the most expensive furniture, carpets and decorated with finest art. Now imagine this mansion is built on quicksand. It will have a brief shining moment and then sink slowly before finally collapsing under its own weight.
Despite the scepticism previously exhibited on this stunning website, I would not be in a rush to sell shares in Versarien (VRS). Even though yesterday’s leap was approaching 35%. That’s normally a signal for this old punter to trouser the profits. But this is one of those mystery shares which could go either way, and I don’t welcome the pain of maybe selling too quickly.
Clearly, the whole AIQ (AIQ) IPO was a farce the way it has been handled and having also been digging around, there is more to come but I will leave it in the excellent hands of Nigel to report further on the dodginess here. I will just turn my hand to a bit of poetry inspired by Monk’s defence this morning and by recent Twitter hilarity.
Hello, Share Pilers. Even though you must be making dollops of money from shares, given the perky Footsie, some of you are still scrimping a few quid a month, by avoiding a life-saving subscription to this magnificent website. That makes no sense, as it will help you avoid making slips which could put you back to square one again.
Geotechnical engineering contractor Van Elle (VANL) has updated regarding the demise of Carillion plc as it “carries out regular work for Carillion as a specialist lead sub-contractor, principally in respect of rail improvement and maintenance work where Network Rail is the end customer”…
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