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Having exceeded 40p in 2017, shares in Creightons (CRL) fell to below 20p early this year following a trading update including that “the group has outsourced supply of some branded products lines. This has impacted upon the profit margins of these lines. Therefore, the board has concluded that the full year profit before tax is likely to be marginally lower than last year”. However, that was because of “demand out-pacing capacities in our factories ahead of planned expansion in manufacturing capacities”...
Having noted that Neil Woodford has been dumping shares in our Big Short BCA Marketplace (BCA), I see that the sell-off appears to be rather more widespread. One wonders if Tom Winnifrith’s comments that after a market crash investors tend to sell up is coming true already, or is there another explanation?
Having a few months ago been part of the AIM roll-call of results not published & suspension shame, a 12:45pm announcement of “First draw down under the Convertible Loan” from Defenx (DFX). Hmmm…
Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced preliminary Q3 production results showing another quarterly record and including “our production guidance for the year is now likely to be exceeded by some margin”…
Hello Share Twiners. Clothing firms face an uncertain future in my view. Even a company with a high reputation like Ted Baker (TED) does not have shares I would buy at the moment. The company’s latest half-year numbers showed that profits have dipped by 3.2%.
On 27th September the joke company Fishing Republic (FISH) announced that it was “pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Quinn to the Board as its new Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 17 October 2018.” Today, 16th October the company fessed up that it was bust. No need to clear your desk Danny Boy, in fact no need to buy cakes for the staff on your first day at work tomorrow. At least your CV won't need much touching up. Is this a record: Minus 1 days from appointment to an AIM tits up?
Just when The Sheriff thought the coast was clear to jump on a train to the big smoke, AIM-listed (pro tem, at any rate) Fishing Republic (FISH) saw its shares suspended by AIM at 1.20pm pending an announcement. Uh-oh! But it gets worse and I fancy The Sheriff is set to enjoy an extra ouzo tonight after taking Dominic Frisby, Premaitha and Falanx apart.
Early this year we showed the ten top shorted London-listed shares at the start of 2018. After the recent market slide and compared to end-September, how's the latest performance?...
Firstly thank you if you have contributed to the Woodlarks Christmas Grotto appeal - we are now just £80 off the £2,500 target so if you can spare a fiver go HERE. In today's podcast I look at the benefits of aging and then at Footasylum (FOOT) in real detail after its latest abject results. I cover workplace diversity, macro trends, cashflows and who is to blame for this disastrous IPO. I hope to see some of you tonight in London and as you may gather I am on the warpath.
“Nanoco Group plc (LSE: NANO), a world leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots and other specific nanomaterials emanating from our technology platform, is pleased to announce its preliminary results for the year ended 31 July 2018”. The shares have currently responded… er, circa 8% lower heading towards 30p…
We pointed out numerous red flags at Globo (GBO) for two years before finally sinking the fraud by publishing Gabriel Grego’s dynamite dossier but some folks knew better. In the fund management community the fraud’s biggest supporter was Harry Nimmo of Standard Life whose fund (other folks cash) were on the register to the bitter end. Harry was a true Globo believer. Now he has weighed into bat for First Derivatives (FDP) which has also, arguably, committed fraud as we revealed HERE.
I note a report in the Times which tells us that US hedgie Greenlight Capital has been building a stake in BT (BT.A) with a view to pushing for the sale of Openreach. ShareProphets readers may also be interested to note that Greenlight and its head honcho Mr David Einhorn have been in the news recently as a bear of Tesla – so since it short a stock I don’t like and long one that I do obviously I take the view that this is a genius outfit!
Columbus Energy Resources (CERP) “is pleased to announce a conditional placing… at a price of 3.5 pence per placing share to raise approximately £2.5 million”. The shares though commenced last week at above 4p, were still 3.75p at the end of it and the week included “pleased to announce the completion of the purchase of Steeldrum Oil Company Inc”, “pleased to provide an update on business, operational and financial activities during Q3 2018” and an evening investor presentation…
AIM-listed Turkish gold miner Ariana Resources (AAU) has again announced record gold production from its joint-venture Kiziltepe plant, part of the Red Rabbit project, during its third quarter this year. Production is up to 7,588 ounces of gold (plus 70,346 oz of silver) for Q3 to bring the total for the year so far to 19,625 oz – as against the guidance of 20,000 oz for the full year. Way to go! If they keep that up, the total for the year will be in excess of 27,000 oz – a classic case of underpromising and overdelivering.
Hello, Share Pinchers. One of the most attractive sectors to invest in for those who like to inhabit the moral high ground is medicine. Who would not want to try to alleviate pain and suffering in Britain and the world? Yes, there can be worries that some companies are not as good as they might be in curbing the costs of treatment and drugs, but on the whole it’s a satisfying area of investment.
Kelvin McKenzie is a major hero of mine. His Sun front page Gotcha! with a picture of the Belgrano sinking was his finest moment on Fleet Street so it was a pleasure to be a guest on his radio show today. My section is about 20 minutes in
First things first - we have almost raised the £2,500 needed for the Woodlarks Christmas grotto. I am sure you can spare a fiver to get us over the line HERE. Secondly, I am in London tomorrow and on the warpath and hope to see many of you HERE. I was distracted today doing a radio interview with my friend and hero the great Kelvin McKenzie of "gotcha!" fame. That covered Patisserie Holdings (CAKE) and fraud and I continue with that theme. I also look at Superdry (SDRY), First Derivatives (FDP), Frontera (FRR) and Purplebricks (PURP).
I doubt that there was the slightest sense of embarrassment at last week’s AIM awards (a ghastly sounding knees up for the world’s seediest stock market) when First Derivatives (FDP) picked up two gongs: Best Technology award for the company itself and Entrepreneur of the Year Award for its founder and CEO Brian Conlon. Presumably these awards were decided well before First’s price tanked amid some serious concerns being raised and the organisers, in true AIM style, were too gormless to think on their feet and give them out to a less dodgy enterprise.
Marketing services group System1 (SYS1) has updated including “underlying H1 pre-tax profits, pre-Ad Ratings and share based payments, are expected to be around £1.9m, some 73% above the £1.1m achieved in H1 2017/18”. Having decreased steadily to around 200p, why are the shares not now though responding positively?...
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