Another week where 7 out of 10 of the top articles are videos or Bearcasts. That's fine by me, it's a USP of ShareProphets membership and I'm glad that people are using one of the defining things of our site in such numbers.
Tomorrow we will run stories on 2 AIM listed companies showing evidence of wholesale lying and worse. I will show why even a small lie matters and why the real scandal is that in case 2 this is a leopard who is re-offending and the weedy spineless poltroons at AIM Regulation knew of his character before allowing him scope to re-offend. I also question why Gavin Burnell of Globo infamy is allowed to remain as a fox inside the regulatory chicken-coop while investigations into that fraud continue.
Advanced materials engineering group Versarien (VRS) floated on AIM at 12.5p around four years ago. Its plan then was to commercialise a process called Lost Carbonate Sintering, the brainchild of a Dr. Zhao of the university of Liverpool. More recently it appears to have shifted its focus to graphene products.
Accrol (ACRL) has announced General Meeting refinancing approval – and the shares have responded 5.5% higher to 43p. However, I remind there are still significant reasons for caution here…
Fox Marble (FOX) has announced that it has received an unsecured loan of £500,000 from Roy Harrison OBE, a non-executive director of the Company - The interest rate is a very reasonable 5% and the loan can - and will - be repaid within two years.
A couple of pieces this weekend on one of the Blockchain Buffoons, Milestone Group (MSG). First a light-hearted look at what must have been a dispiriting clear-out this week of the ex-CEO, Deborah White’s mess and then tomorrow a more serious piece that I would urge all Milestone shareholders to read. First though, the (more amusing stuff.
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...
I smiled wryly at the announcement on Thursday from YOLO Leisure and Technology (YOLO) about its investment in Magic Media Works, the manufacturer of the Electric Jukebox / ROXI as, once again, it makes the Daily Mail look pretty silly and one wonders whether its “financial journalists” ever ask a probing question before just publishing whatever is served up to them by corporate PR.
Hello, Share Smilers. At the end of the week, the Footsie gave us an early Christmas present of 73 points. 0r 1%. Yet, I don’t think the big index has finished yet with its traditional Yuletide gifts. The Santa Rally, rather late as usual, is now upon us.
I previously wrote on cross-border financial services provider STM Group (STM) in March with the shares around 35p – this following I having last year suggested that those looking for a small speculation could do a lot worse at 38.5p and subsequently updating HERE and HERE. The shares were above 50p last month until Director Declaration and Inspectors Appointment announcements…
Perhaps ValiRx (VAL) should be making a statement about events at Valiseek?
Rick Rule of Sprott is perhaps the world's best known investor in resource stocks. This video interview will be controversial covering bitcoin, uranium, gold, dollar default and much more.
Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) today provides a case study in death spiral share price destruction. The only question wis whether the provider converted another tranche a few days ago and UK has not bothered to tell us or whether it converted today and is already selling hard. Elsewhere I look at the Tony Baldry car- crash on the way at Wesztminster Group (WSG) and try to put director share purchases at Condor (CNR) and Concepta (CPT) - which we own - into perspective. I look at Yolo (YOLO) which does not impress me much and blockchain madness at Vela (VELA). I ask what I should get the Mrs for Christmas, I am out of ideas.
Previously writing on Ariana Resources (AAU) last month it was latest exploration initial results see it “very excited”… and more to come. Now we have a Further Gold Discovery at Salinbas announcement…
There was a spurious report this week claiming that an extra 800,000 folks were now in poverty as a result of the wicked Tories. The liberal fake news media lapped it up. Of course it is total and utter bollocks. Folks are getting richer. That was a key takeaway from some great data (not opinion) but FACT released by the ONS this week. The presentation is below.
Innovation technology and consultancy company, Imaginatik (IMTK) has announced results for its half-year ended 30th September 2017 – and, despite the inclusion of the likes of “the momentum seen towards the end of the period has continued through to the start of the second half of the year” and “the market opportunity for Imaginatik remains large and increasingly mainstream”, the shares are 18% lower towards 1p…
As predicted HERE, AIM-listed Cloudbuy (CBUY) has again run out of cash and proposes to take further loans from white knight Roberto Sella to keep the lights on. Obviously the company wants all of its shareholders to approve the proposed deal – why is why it has called an EGM for 27 December. I’m sure all shareholders will want to break off from Christmas celebrations to attend. Not!
I loved up DS Smith (SMDS)'s trading update just over a month ago and the formal half year numbers see a continuation of my enthusiasm. You cannot quibble with 5% organic growth, a 7% rise in the interim dividend, an 'excellent' bedding down of the new US expansion and it has even thrown a new cheeky deal in to show the continued scope for European expansion. In the world of packaging, paper and plastics I cannot offer you corporate violence and huge fluctuating excitements but I can offer you a decent growth-at-a-reasonable-price company.
Hello, Share Twizzlers. Normally, I avoid companies which design and flog software. It is, after all, fairly easy, if you’re talented, to start up a company with very little capital and design computer pages from the bedroom.
Shares in AIM-listed Ariana Resources (AAU) have been a pain since I recommended them back in February. They duly motored north, only for the steam to be well and taken out by a placing. I still reckon there is excellent value here and continue to look for the 2p mark to be achieved (again).
Nigel Wray's family buys the UK Investor Show, confronting the new takeover code, five buy share tips (and three sells), plus what are they drinking in Scotland?
Another bad day at the office for Britain's most conceited fund manager Neil "nomates" Woodford. There is yet more bad news at Vernalis (VER) now 9p having collapsed again - Nomates has been a big cheerleader after all prior disasters saying Mr Market is wrong. Whatever. Then there is the issue of IP Group ( IPO). Elsewhere I takje another look at IDOX (IDOX) where I am even more bearish and then at Tungsten (TUNG) which looks all wrong. I also comment on Dialight (DIA) , The People's Operator (TPOP), On Line (ONL), Milestone Group (MSG) and a chat with Mark Slater on a pub company which is just the wrong price.
That Larry Cummins of Black Cactus is a proven liar is now widely accepted. What is stunning is that AIM listed Milestone (MSG) whose entire market value is based on the belief that a deal with Black Cactus is worth something has failed to comment. Maybe the Securities & Exchange Commission in the US will force its hand.
There are two things I know about 2017. The first is that I had not one but two inaugural trips to a Sports Direct (SPD) store (and survived) and the second is that the omnipresent but embattled retailer should have been my tip of the year the thick end of a year ago. However in this world we must look forward and that brings me to today's first half profits at Mike Ashley's emporium.
AIM-listed Minoan MIN) has issued a Trading & Financing Statement at 1.41pm. Happily, it does not look like a howler - good news there! Sadly there is no deal involving Cavo Sidero - we will have to wait a bit longer for that. But we do get an update on its loan to Hillside and on trading at its travel agency, and we are told the preliminary results are expected to be in line with market expectation.
Shares in BOS Global (BOS) a company teetering on the edge of insolvency and where the Nomad has already announced it is walking now trade at 0.85p-1p. Beware: broker Peterhouse is trying to do a placing at as little as 0.1p. I have written to Peterhouse in the spirit of the season as you can see below.
On 24th November CEO of LED lighting and portable power products and wiring accessories company Luceco (LUCE), John Hornby sold £4.69 million of shares at 234.53p each “principally to settle personal tax liabilities” - and “for further information” it was to “contact David Main, Chief Financial Officer”. Today, three weeks later, there’s a “Trading Update” announcement. All good then you’d presume.
With Milestone Group (MSG) still unable or unwilling to put out an announcement to its shareholders about its relationship with Lyin’ Larry Cummins, I thought I would keep the pressure on with a couple of snippets that I find amusing about the fraudulent front of the man. I mean he’s not a writer, gardener, ballet dancer or boxer from Boston but I still find it amusing.
Telit Communications (TCM), the AIM dog founded by Boston fraudster Uzi Katz and now run by insider dealer Yosi Fait has now clarified its most recent profits warning of 23 November. There is good news, bad news and very bad news indeed. And there is a lack of news on one front which is also bad news. In short this stinks.
I have pointed out earlier that Peterhouse Corporate Finance has real issues in trying to get away a placing at 0.25p or perhaps 0.1p in AIM dog BOS Global (BOS). With the shares at 0.7p bid some may be tempted but before they send cash over to broker Peterhouse they do know the broker cannot do a placing don't they? Er.. something else Peterhouse is not telling its clients maybe?
Previously writing on Safestyle UK (SFE) just over 3 months ago, it was hopefully my warnings were heeded as now a “material” profit warning. Despite slumping to below 170p, I concluded that until there are at least signs of some stability, I’ll certainly continue to avoid. Now a further Trading Update…
AIM-listed Tern plc (TERN) seems to be a good few steps ahead of fellow AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) in the self-inflicted terminal slide as a result of signing up to a death spiral funding package. Indeed , on the day Tern announced the deal the shares collapsed from over 5p to under 4p. They now languish at 2.625p mid: Impressive stuff – unless you are a shareholder.
Peterhouse Corporate Finance was yesterday sent a letter by me urging it to make potential placees aware of the massive regulatory risk directors of BOS Global (BOS) face from ASIC ahead of any fund raise. I am sad to say that Peterhouse appears to be ignoring my generous advice driven by the season of goodwill. Meanwhile the share price is slumping - now just 0.7p to sell - as the broker hits the phones.
Hello Share Combers. It’s that jolly time of year when our minds drift towards being entertained, rather than doing any work. Though you probably agree with me that the two weeks before Christmas are incredibly stressful, given the joint burdens of festive preparation and working as usual. So let’s have a look at a big name in film and tv production...
Hello, Share Skimmers. For the simple reason that the share keeps on rising and has just powered through its record high, I return to Photo-Me (PHTM).
Business recovery, financial advisory and property services group Begbies Traynor (BEG) has announced results for its half-year ended 31st October 2017 and that “the group is in its strongest position for many years”...
Not just a contract win, but a “Significant Contract Win” announcement from Corero Network Security (CNS). Ooooh. With results for the first half of 2017 having shown an increased loss of $4.8 million on revenue only slightly higher to $4.8 million – and this following a more than $8 million loss, even on an adjusted basis, for the 2016 calendar year, what’s the “significant contract” detail?...
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