In his private email to clients this morning Andrew Monk of VSA, broker to Columbus (CERP) brings charts from yesterday's AGM presentation and uses them to explain why he sees the shares, he first tipped at sub 2p, roofing it. He is not the only fan...but first to Monkey who gushes:
I was smiling for much of yesterday having read the announcement from Monchhichi (MCC) about its proposed cancellation from AIM and a move to the Sub-Standard segment of the Main Market. Let me explain why.
Once again, Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon (JD) has let rip with a devestating attack on the EU and its attitude to Brexit. It comes as JD unveiled a 43% increase in Full Year Profits achieved, as the fake news broadcasters at Channel 4 and the BBC would say "despite Brexit." Over to our hero of the day, Tim Martin:
Hello, Share Scrappers. One of Blighty’s most tricky shares, IQE (IQE) is still causing consternation in Shareland. After a long period of rising almost every day, there is some retracing going on now. I sold all my shares at 140p. Since then I’ve bought half of them back at around 155p. This was a mistake. But I’m not blaming myself because the good publicity for the microchip company keeps rolling in.
Shares in AIM-listed Frontera Resources (FRR) have been zooming ahead. Having raised the princely sum of £750,000 (including £250,000 from directors) one might wonder how much of that cash is left over already. That helped pick the stock up from a low point of less than 0.1p per share, but the news that apparently got things really going was the announcement that it has updated its website. Really?
AIM-listed Nyota Minterals (NYO) seems to be leaving things to the wire with reference to the appointment of a new Nomad to replace Beaumont Cornish. The deadline falls over the weekend which presumably means that the guillotine should fall tomorrow if there is no news by close of play.
With I having previously noted real bad news & disclosure, a real disgrace and new management have much to do, there is today from Real Good Food (RGD) a “Historical related party transactions” announcement of “the amounts of previously undisclosed consultancy payments and previously undisclosed director fees made”…
If I told you that UK clothing retail behemoth Next (NXT) mentioned this morning that earnings per share for the current financial year were now estimated to be down between 3.1% and 10.9% you would probably not want to buy the share after muttering about the downbeat UK consumer, nobbled by a lack of real wage growth and a slumped Pound. Well you would be quite correct in not wanting to buy Next shares today...because with the stock up a cool 11% it is once again pushing close to the 50 quid a share level I hoped for as a share price target in my writings on the stock earlier in the year (for example HERE).
If you are listening to bearcast today you must have subscribed to Shareprophets so I thank you. I start with management who are cleary wronguns at Real Good Foods (RGD) which is a disgrace and at Papillion (PPHP) which is far worse - hat tip Cynical Bear HERE. I look at Interserve (IRV). Its shares are slumping on a profits alert but the real horrors are the lies in the August 9 results statement. Still valued at £124 million this could halve again look at debt! Then it is onto MySquar (MYSQ) a good bet for a zero, and finally a trio of oilies, Range Resources (RRL) - its au revoir not goodbye - Pantheon (PANR) dreary and overvalued by a reasonable amount and Sound Energy (SOU) where the valuation is a 100% rum and coke.
A week after the my last piece on Papillon Holdings (PPHP) in which the silver lining of the RTO being terminated was that the shares could be traded again, bad news hit yesterday with new potential deals being announced meaning that the shares remain suspended and the worse news is that this deal has Longley written all over it….literally. No shame!
Remember the Afren (AFR) disaster 2015. Readers of this website were warned numerous times but still thousands of investors lost a packet. Afren was a story of over-gearing, falling oil prices, incompetence but also of fraud. Elekwachi Ukwu was the Afren plc Company Secretary and claims to have been fired for whistleblowing. Now Ukwu is preparing to spill the beans.
Precious metals guru David Morgan is excited about the future of silver, “I have a lot tied to this sector. I’ve always felt that the highest calling you can have is to live your passion. You can be self-serving and serve others at the same time.”
The whistelblower who assisted me in exposing the fraudulent statements made by lyin' Chris Cleverley and African Potash (AFPO) and signed off with no attempt to verify by Stewart Dickson at nomad Cantor Fitzgerald has now assisted those investors who want their money back. Praise be the Lord, Cantor is in the merde.
Tom and I tipped shares in Molins (MLIN) at a 125p offer price in June as we considered that the price did not reflect the potential value following a transformational “Proposed sale of division” announcement earlier that month. The company has now updated with results for the first half of 2017. It is all good news and the shares are still a buy at up to 155p.
Neil Woodford, Paul Scott and the man who compares himself to Warren Buffett, Roger Lawson, have no doubt done full due diligence on the manangement at Purplebricks (PURP), notably its founders, the Bruce brothers. Or maybe not...
Hello Share Subscribers. If your company is underway in 1895, you are entitled to call it Victoria (VCP). Though perhaps the stern queen would not have approved of the firms supply of carpets to casinos.
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AIM-China investment company Grand Group (GIPO) has divested itself of its investments and as such has until the end of this month to implement its investing policy or face a share suspension under AIM Rule 40. Another six months with no progress would result in a trip to the execution chamber.
Previously writing in May on live events agency Aeorema Communications (AEO) I concluded though the shares had fallen below 25p, with self-admitted “challenging” trading, a dividend policy ‘review’ and still wary of erosion of the balance sheet, I’d currently continue to avoid. The shares are presently down below 24p on the back of a “Trading update, Board changes and proposed placing” announcement…
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I have been having some good natured debate with Tom on the pros and cons of Big Sofa Technology (BST) recently and, as ever, he has allowed me to present my bearish version of events in advance of next week’s interims in contrast to his bullish thoughts the most recent of which is HERE.
It all started with a game of croquet. I start with my long term battle with scumbag ex Tory MP, the loathsome Sir Tony Baldry. He is now chairman of Westminster Group (WSG). I analyse its woes after Friday's interims. I look at the forthcoming IPO of the City Pubs Company and hoist some red flags. Then to 88 Energy (88E) and to those who have lost badly by ignoring my previous warnings I warn again. Big Time!
The following censure of Jason Drummond of Teathers (TEA) infamy is damning. It relates to his time at Media Corp (MDC) an AIM disaster story ending in bankruptcy. I think it is fair to say that Jason will not be sitting on any more AIM boards after this.
With its shares having reached 25.75p last week and closed at above 25p on Wednesday, Amryt Pharma (AMYT) announced on Thursday that it was “delighted with the support we have received” for an “oversubscribed placing”, raising a gross €15 million (£13.3 million)… at 20p per share! As a long standing shareholder I say "F**k you." I feel so utterly 100% shafted as will those who paid 26p+ last week after confident results which made it clear that Amryt was fully funded. So I asked Steve Moore to pen an analysis. As I explained in Thursday's bearcast HERE I am too angry to be objective. The fact is that at a 22.5p offer the shares are a BUY.
Hello, Share Collectors. Many of us, I know, are still awash in oil stocks, both the producers and riskier explorers. I’ve been advising that we cut down, as the competition from wind, sun, waves and biomass, threatens to grow. But I think I may have been too hard on ebony nectar and here are a few reasons why.
I’m continuing my look at forthcoming interims with the horror show that is the Woodford-backed RM2 International (RM2), first pointed out as an excellent bear tip by Graham Neary (HERE). One has to ask what the hell was Woodford thinking here?
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...
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Last week it was the Sunday Times' chat through on personal debt which induced my breakfast coffee to be consumed in an unorthodox fashion. Today it is pension deficits - that quiet corporate horror show.
I am prompted by a great Zero Hedge article HERE to look at the mounting evidence that thanks to what is now the greatest debt binge in history, surpassing that of 2008, we are at peak insanity. Whether it is boob jobs on tick, the latest funding round at Deliveroo at a ludicrous valuation, the downgrade of UK Government debt or the madness of some peer to peer lending there are timebombs aplenty waiting to explode.
A useful lesson has been handed out recently to bears by the price action in two stocks: Telit Communications (TCM), an Israeli fraud quoted in London, and Eros International, an Indian fraud quoted in New York.
Want to get the best sell ideas on AIM? Just ask Zak Mir for his hot buy ideas and the Sith Lord kiss of death will not take long to play out. The world's worst chartist will be serving up more duff calls next Wednesday evening at NEX Exchange in Broadgate. There is more.
Having in the last couple of weeks been slipping back from above 1.3p towards 1p, shares in August tip at a 1.25p offer price Powerhouse Energy (PHE) are now recovering on the back of a “MOU for waste-to-hydrogen facilities” announcement. But they have a lot further to go.
Joining in with Cynical Bear’s run of interims previews, I thought I’d take a look at our old favourite, AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). The history here has been nothing short of a disaster in the last 12 months or so, and appears to be now culminating in a potential cash-crisis.
Having been sparked from well below 200p by a May update including that “in the first 19 weeks of 2017, overall revenues were ahead of the corresponding period last year. The immediate outlook is more positive than it has been for some time”, shares in video security systems group IndigoVision (IND) have now fallen back to around the 200p level on results for the first half of 2017. Hmmm…
Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has announced results from a stated “modest” first half of 2017, though emphasises “second half of current financial year expected to be satisfactory, but 2018 forecasts already looking like a return to form from the key companies with support from the new initiatives of Dewynters Germany and Jampot”…
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