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Having rather publicly fired its old retained broker Brandon Hill Research on 31 July for being sensible, Echo Energy (ECHO) has today announced it has a new broker Hannam & partners. Who? I must admit that I have never heard of this firm and an RNS search shows it acting for just one other London listed company as its retained broker. But maybe it has a big research capacity to ramp the shares? er...
Even with shares which have exhibited steady share price growth over a period of years there comes a time when you have to consider selling up and moving on, especially in cases where the market valuation looks to be ahead of the financials.
Hello, Share Sippers. My Honkers Bonkers (HSBA) shares are rising nicely. But at much less than 800p, they are still way short of previous bests of 1200p. And that was so long ago that Shakespeare was still a lad.
Tom Winnifrith has already castigated Peterhouse, broker to AIM-listed (but no longer ASX-listed) Nyota Minerals (NYO), regarding its role in the non-payment on a £200,000 loan note to which it apparently acquired on May 3rd. The apparent reneging on a firm commitment seem bad, but I fear things are far murkier.
Peterhouse Corporate Finance, Mr Greg Colliar, crap Nomad Northland, Mr William Vandyk are you sitting comfortably? You sure? Now read on for yet another horror story emerging from the AIM casino....
Action Hotels (AHCG) the owner and manager of 3 and 4 star hotels in the Middle East and Australia, has opened of its second hotel in Bahrain, ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Area.
I’ve have a bear of AIM-listed Frontera Resources (FRR) for as long as I can remember. Perhaps it is the accumulated losses over the years of a whopping $479 million. Maybe it is the slide from c. 150p to the current 0.115p. Perhaps it is the boat load of confetti issued of late to settle debts. Maybe it is the delayed work on the South Kahheti gas assets. Whilst it seemed a slam dunk short at 0.42p per share (it was, now at 0.115p) there still seems to be more to go.
This website has not joined in the general financial press adulation of fund manager Neil Woodford. But the rest of the 4th Estate has not held back in praising him as some sort of legend. This is of course not in any way related to the vast amount he spends on advertising his Woodford funds across Fleet Street. Oh no... the financial media can always be relied upon as beacons of integrity. But now even the MSM are starting to wake up and smell the coffee.
I wrote recently that I wouldn’t want to be short Fevertree (FEVR) or Purplebricks (PURP) on the basis that clearly crazy valuations have a habit of getting crazier.
At 2 PM on Friday Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR) convened a GM called to fire six directors and install three rebels. What followed was such a shameful abuse of democracy that it shames AIM. Yes, even the Casino, has not seen such a disgraceful rogering of shareholder rights until now. Conroy has yet to RNS the result but I can now reveal what happened. And also make clear that Nomad Allenby has a duty to force change or must quit for this is a dark day for shareholder democracy. It is nothing short of appalling.
The story of our week has been our turmoil with generic file hosting PLC, Audioboom. It's a sad fall for them. Created in 2013 as Audioboo, the service was intended as a resource for journalists (and musicians) to create audio clips as easiily as taking a picture. Founder Mark Rock talks about how instrumental Audioboo was during the Arab Spring uprisings here.
Over the years I’ve watched the dying stages of a number of companies with interest, and in many cases you see a similar pattern in terms of share price movement.
Britain's top share blogger posted a few comments here late last night. Did I say Chaka KIhan and Cheese! But one in particular merits a wider audience. Paul respinded to my comments on Fairpoint (FRP) and Revolution Bars (RBG) HERE. Paul notes:
Yesterday at 3.36pm ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Adamas (ADAM) announced as update on a debtor. Judging by the timing it seems to be a bit of an unscheduled missive – and judging by the content, it seems to be a problem.
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...
Columbus Energy (CERP), formerly LGO, has continued the new broom change process. It has announced that Fergus Jenkins has stepped down from the Board and from his role as Chief Operating Officer, with immediate effect. He will remain with the Company and act as an advisor to the Board until 31 January 2018 but that is just a face save for Fergus. That is the last of the "ancien regime" cronies kicked into touch.
Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...
Has Roger Lawson of ShareSoc not heard of the Streisand Effect? Last week his lawyers sent a take-down letter to Audioboom about a bearcast that he asserted ( wrongly) was defamatory and libellous. Since the podcast is more than a year old and so was rarely listened to these days his act was pointless but, more importantly,, Audioboom had no legal liability as libel is time limited by statute. But Audioboom has no cojones just like it has no FD after the last chap resigned without any explanation given but with immediate effect the other day. We explained this tale of media cowardice in full HERE. However...
Hello, Share Bangers. There’s little doubt about it the good ship Shareland is entering very spooky waters. At any time now, the bull market will suddenly turn into a bear that will charge around the china shop. Mixed metaphors a speciality!
Two days ago Entu (ENTU) issued a statement which essentially said that its shares were worthless. Yet today the shares have rocketed by 230% to 4.3p. This is the classic dead cat bounce.
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