I previously cautioned on shares in foundry and machining group Castings (CGS) in the midst of they sliding below 450p last month. They are presently sliding further, at around 430p, on the back of results for the company’s half-year ended 30th September 2017…
AIM-listed and perennial jam tomorrow Internet of Things (IoT) investment company Tern plc (TERN) released a TR-1 this morning, showing that former (and now fully departed) Chairman Angus Forrest has been dumping his shares. The stock has slipped a little on the news, but not enough to make me think that the full significance of this selling has really been appreciated by the market.
BOS Global (BOS) has received a GM requisition which wins prizes for political correctness but which we back anyway as its main aim is for fire CEO Adam Webb who is man not fit to run a public lavatory let alone a public company.
It’s satisfying that my request for clarity and transparency at the start of the month HERE led to a further RNS this week from Boxhill Technologies providing further information. What is less satisfying is the fact that it was utter nonsense. How did you sign this off, Allenby?
It was only last Sunday when I was explaining that buying BOS Global (BOS) at 3p wasn’t a bargain. Well, it closed yesterday down 36% at 1.75p due to a shocker of a Company Update, the short summary of which was: Help, we need some money quick! It’s still not a bargain.
Hello, Share Crunchers. With the oil price soaring and possibly targeting $70 a barrel, it’s worth looking at a few of the less gigantic producers. Today I give you Premier Oil (PMO) which does both oil and gas with operations based in some interesting places.
I updated cautiously on Prime People (PRP) last month HERE and the specialist recruitment group has today announced results for its half year ended 30th September 2017…
An AGM statement from promotions and rewards technology group Eagle Eye Solutions (EYE) opens with that “the year ended 30 June 2017 was a successful period for Eagle Eye that saw us exceed management's original revenue expectations... The group's momentum has continued into the current financial year and Q1 FY2018 has delivered revenue growth of 36% to £3.1m”. However, revenue is vanity, cash is reality…
Joshua had his one year injections yesterday and I got a call from his nursery mid morning saying he was running a temperature and could I take him home. It is a normal reaction to the jabs but - with his mother away for another 48 hours - I am sitting with him wearing just his nappy and feeling rather sorry for himself as we watch Morse, Midsomer and other recorded and daytime junk. So no bearcast today. Sorry.
Previously writing on publishing group Quarto (QRT) in August, I concluded that a soft retail environment expected to continue and financial concerns saw me continue to avoid. The shares have recently risen to above 145p, but are now back towards 120p following a “Trading Update” announcement…
The one thing we all know about UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), the massively over-valued company run by Lyin's Steve Sanderson is that it has virtually zero cash left and thus needs to get a placing away ASAP. To that end one would expect a proven ramper like Lyin' Steve to be give us ramptastic news from Broadford Bridge on an almost daily basis. Instead...
On recently recommending shares in Ferrum Crescent (FCR) at a 0.07p offer price we noted the financial position represented a risk, but that we saw significantly further recovery potential. There has since been “Quarterly Activities and Cashflow Report” and “Placing and issue of Options” announcements…
There is no news of new distribution or partnership deals in this release but fear not they will come soon. Very soon. But none the less, the latest update from Optibiotix (OPTI) on progress at Slimbiome is very positive indeed and, yes, Tata, is mentioned.
US bear raider Kerrisdale has launched a savage attack on the largest holding in the Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT) the closed end fund managed by Nomates. The nature of the WPCT means that if Kerrisdale is even half right, Nomates is in big trouble.
Shares in WANdisco (WAND) are currently further higher this week following an “OEM partnership with Virtustream” announcement - though the rise further above 800p compares with a sub 200p share price at the commencement of 2017…
Last week RhythmOne (RTHM) “note(d) the recent weakness in its share price and confirms that it is not aware of any developments since the release of its Trading Update on 17th October 2017 that would change the outlook contained in that statement”. The shares have since continued to fall and there is now a “RhythmOne announces brand consolidation” announcement…
Hello, Share Squeezers. As opposed to gold, silver and diamond mines, there’s something down to earth about iron ore. Gold is more glamorous, but it’s a very speculative area in which to dabble. Whereas iron gives a more secure feeling, somehow. Which brings me to an iron share suggested by this glorious website’s good friend, Wildrides.
Waseem has a few wise things to say and I note why I always listen to him even if he is being beastly about a stock I own. Do you really benefit from closing your ears to a contrary viewpoint from a guy who is more often right than wrong? No. Elsewhere I look at how gravity cannot be defied forever and Inspirit (INSP), Avanti Comms (AVN), I3 Energy (I3E). Then I answer a question on Falanx (FLX) where I am long and very happy as results loom, about Snoozebox (ZZZ) which has gone tits up (Sheriff 1, Cynical Bear 0) and finally what to make of the Persimmon (PSN) statement.
A “Trading Update & Notice of Results” announcement from Stadium Group (SDM) commences that “Significant progress continues to be made in transitioning Stadium from a purely electronic assemblies business to a design-led technology business. The company expects to report a year-on-year increase in revenues of 15% to £61m (2016: £53.1m)”. Sounds pretty good... “Whilst revenue growth and the development of the forward order book are in-line with expectations for the current year,”… Uh oh…
The most boring company in the FTSE-100 by far is in my opinion SSE plc (SSE, Scottish & Southern Energy). Admittedly utility companies are not meant to be sexy but SSE with its lack of growth and grinding up dividend payment (which encompasses pretty much all of its free cash flow) is the ultimate tortoise. Don't worry I know the hare and tortoise fable and my own investment style is hardly rabid but shoot me now if I make this one a top ten portfolio position at any time before the age of 85. However...
In this bonus podcast prompted by recent events at African Potash (AFPO) and ADVFN (AFN) I look back on other bouts of market insanity. There was the radio boom of the 1920s and the dot com boom of 1999-2001 but is the blockchain bubble at 1999, 2000 or 2001? Among the companies also mentioned are On Line (ONL), Vela (VELA), Milestone Group (MSG) and Coinsilium (COIN), where we have a small holding. Madness, my friends, is in the air.
Last month the Jupiter Merlin group which, at one point, had £942 million invested in funds managed by Neil "nomates" Woodford announced that it was pulling out its last monies. Now another big investment group has given up on Britain's most self important fund manager. Aviva, one of the largest savings providers in Britain, has had enough.
Shares in Angus Energy (ANGS) have plunged by 36% to 17.125p today after news from the Lidsey Field which cannot be described as anything other than disappointing. Hope meets reality. At some stage the same process will see shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) crash. Let's start with Angus.
Malcolm outlines a strategy today for playing AIM Casino stocks which I regard as folly. I explain why it could go disastrously wrong in two ways. Then I look at the wider asset bubble in relation to art, soccer players, real estate and new media and how that impacts on the stockmarket and will, in due course, implode.
I start this podcast with a look at Carillion (CLLN) where I wonder if Steve's damning verdict HERE is just a bit too generous. The boy is too much of a nice guy for his own good. Then it is onto the FRC which will be writing to 40 AIM and Small Cap companies ahead of them publishing FY numbers. I have a few ideas who and on what areas. The FRC are of course the UK's best regulator if only for recognising the work of the UK's top investigative financial journalist. Then I look at Angus Energy (ANGS) and finally there is a detailed discussion on MySquar (FRAUD)
Whilst many private investors go chasing rainbows and hoping for one of their oil and gas exploration plays to hit black gold, there are actually a number of AIM listed outfits which are already producing, yet don’t seem to be as popular as they are unlikely to generate large share price rises overnight.
I know sweet FA about GCM Resources (GCM) so you are on your own on this one. It has just announced an Underwritten Fundraise, to raise up to £2 million at a subscription price of 34.4p per Ordinary Share - via Primary Bid. This represents a discount of 20% to the closing mid price on Friday, 17 November, 2017. You can sign up and take part, if you wish, HERE
This is the time of year when I ask you to consider making a small donation to ensure that folks far less fortunate than we all are enjoy some real joy this Christmas. Woodlarks is a charity with whom I have worked for years. It provides a one-off service: full holiday acccomodation for those so severely disabled that they would otherwise not get such a break.
Once a year the Mrs allows me to give a lecture to her sociology students at Bath Spa University. Around 70 attended and and I did not hold back. My lecture was recorded as were the slides. Enjoy!
I suggested last week that the time had come for oil stock promotion UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) to come clean about its financial position and update the market on where it stood on its flow testing at Broadford Bridge. I suggested the shares were a sure fire short at 4.6p.
Carillion (CLLN) topped the top shorted London-listed shares at the start of 2017 (recent performance update HERE) and remained so in our Autumn update HERE. Having commenced the year above 235p, the shares had slid below 200p before a July profit warning, business review and Chief Executive “stepped down” announcement. They are currently down from above 40p to below 30p today on the back of an “Update” announcement…
Hello Share Pinchers. There are times while trading shares when one can consider suspending logic. One mistake a short-term trader can make is to expect strong balance sheets to always send share prices flying. Successful investors have a secret which is now’t to do with a firm’s fundamentals.
Actually I am in Greece on December 4 or at least on my way home after the olive harvest. But, in return for a small donation to Woodlarks, I have agreed to record a video from the Greek Hovel with a few market thoughts and a couple of share tips for Christmas.
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...
React Group (REAT) admitted last week that it would miss forecasts for the year to 30th September. It states that the unaudited numbers show revenue of around £2.65 million and a pre-tax loss of around £400,000.
This entertaining farce (for the neutral at least) at BOS Global (BOS) moved on a step yesterday with the ex-CEO, Michael Travia, making his move to give him a shot at the assets, most notably the 40% stake In Call Design, but I’m not convinced that it will be as easy as he hopes.
I don’t think I’ve covered 3i Group (iii) before. For one thing, it’s an unattractive brand name, not meaning anything obvious. Secondly, it invests in companies, which we, as canny share shifters, are capable of doing on our own. Then our money is not eaten away by administration costs. But this company is now bowling along and you may want to consider climbing aboard.
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