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Hello Share Swappers. There is a stagnant feel to the markets this happy July. Nothing seems to be moving very much, held back by the traders' summer hols, China and, to a lessening extent, Greece. But there are always some bunnies which are still running north. And if a share is sailing ahead, even in these stormy days, then it must have a lot going for it. One such perky stock is Photome (PHTM) the company which runs those little boxes that take selfies in railway and bus stations etc.
Today was the greatest day in AIM history (post 2013) as ShareProphets was down for most of the trading hours.
Trawling through the dog’s breakfast of Companies House filings by Daniel Stewart Securities plc (DAN – the parent company) and its subsidiary, Daniel Stewart & Company plc I came across some loans by the Employee Benefit Trust. Tom Winnifrith has long held the view that the only people who make any money out of Daniel Stewart are those associated with its top dog, Peter Shea. In good years, pay and bonuses balloon. In bad years the equity is diluted and the share price gets pummelled. What, pray tell, is the total sum of dividends paid out to investors over the years?
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at [email protected] - Today I look at Coral Products (CRU), Deltex Medical (DEMG), Totally (TLY)
John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on Antofagasta (ANTO), Berkely Resources (BKY), Eurasia Mining (EUA), Sable Mining (SBLM) and Solgold (SOLG) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.
Ok, a series where one of the stars discusses how she has a designer vagina may not be everyone's cup of tea but that is life on ITV's new reality show Life on Marbs. And Quindell fraud junkies should set their alarms for 9 PM tonight when the next episode goes live, staring Jon Stretton Knowles.
OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced completion of clinical studies on its capsular food supplement to reduce cholesterol with no compliance or safety concerns raised. This is good news.
Since publishing “7 Gold Stocks to Buy Now” the price of gold has fallen further, under pressure from a heavy bear raid. With gold now trading at critical long-term technical support, the precious metal is now at a crucial point. If the price breaks below technical support, it could fall much further. However, if it finds its footing at current levels then a strong rally is on the cards. Such binary eventualities can be extremely profitable for investors on the right side of the move. Gold Bugs have taken yet another beating in the recent move lower, but if you remain bullish about the prospects for gold, now might be the time to consider some specific stock ideas. Below I share my contribution to our e-book - Eldorado Gold’s (TSX:ELD & NYSE:EGO).
A few comments on "that article" and why I nearly quit this website today. But lets talk companies and markets. Specifically today's statement from LGO Energy (LGO) which I contrasts with that of January 6 2015 and ask questions of the company and of David Lenigas. Asa long time bear,I regard LGO as a slam dunk sell and am not tempted by Lenigas Cuba either. Then onto China and AIM, following a call from an AIM Chairman yesterday urging me to stop beng so nasty about the Casino in case it gets closed down. Yes...bring it on!
Institutionally unloved copper and molybdenum developer Metminco (MNC) is talking to potential backers and would-be partners about raising at least $10 million (£6.6 million) towards funding pre-feasibility and feasibility studies on its flagship Los Calatos copper and molybdenum project in southern Peru, holding an estimated mineable resource of 94 million tonnes with 0.88% copper and 0.05% molybdenum.
As revealed HERE by Tom Winnifrith, when the shares of Cloudbuy plc (CBUY) were tanking back in March of this year, Equities First Holdings LLC was selling the shares handed to it by Cloudbuy Chairman Ronald Duncan as part of his ‘loan’ deal. A margin-call trigger point of 19.5p (mid) was avoided by the tiniest margin – which could have seen him forced to walk from his deal, and thus lock in hefty profits for Equities First. The question at the time was how Equities First was contractually prohibited from going short, yet they were surely doing just that if they sold while they remained contractually obliged to hand back the shares at the end of the deal. I guess you’d have to be a very highly trained and expensive lawyer to understand why this is all absolutely fine.
It is relatively easy to see from the daily chart of Colefax Group how the shares have been in an overall bull trend for well over two years. The real issue though is how far and how fast further progress may be achieved?
ShareProphets is a site that courts controversy and last night’s article about the broker bailed for an alleged “sexual assault” has triggered a furore both internally and externally. After lengthy discussion, we have decided to republish an edited version of the piece. What we wrote was factually accurate and there is a feeling this deserves to remain a matter of public record.
25 days ago a 12 year old girl was the subject of what was described as a "sexual assault" at Liverpool Street Station in the City. The attacker was said to have been intoxicated and to have fled the scene.
It is clear from the daily chart trace of Namibian Resources (NBR) that this is perhaps not the most liquid stock in town, but perhaps in some ways such a state of affairs makes a bull call here all the more intriguing.
Coloured gemstone producer and marketer Gemfields (GEM) says a maiden formal resource estimate of 467 million carats of rubies and corundum for its Montepuez ruby mine in Mozambique provides ‘further evidence of the continued growth momentum and opportunities within the coloured gemstone sector.’ The AIM-quoted company says ubiquitous consultant SRK’s ‘competent person’s report’ suggested an average grade of 62.3 carats per tonne of rock for the resource, estimated to the mining industry’s Joint Ore Reserve Committee standard, and indicated a probable reserve of 452 million carats with 15.7 carats a tonne.
Featuring Amur Minerals (AMC), Bushveld Minerals (BMN), Coal of Africa (CZA), Edge Resources (EDG), Jubilee Platinum (JLP) and Paragon Diamonds (PEL)
Hello Share Sweepers. Bloomin’ Heck! While I still agonise over whether I should accept the offer for Dragon Oil (DGO) shares from a bigger oil company, I get landed with another difficult choice over an insurance giant. That insurance set-up is RSA (RSA) the old Royal Insurance lot.
With an apology to Twitter member @hardy682 for stealing his copyright, we now invite readers to submit captions to this most amusing and topical picture. A bottle of champagne to the winner, to be paid for by Ben Turney out of his fee from The Times for exposing “Bank Robber David” the former chairman of Sefton Resources. Entries will close at midnight on Sunday. Over to you.
Don’t say we don’t listen. The first is as a result of your feedback!
I am still recovering from yesterday's 14 mile training walk for the Woodlarks 32 mile charity walk. Yesterday's trip did not go quite to plan and ended up being a tad longer than expected. I explain all HERE. If you enjoy my suffering I shall do a 20 mile walk next weekend so how about you spare a tenner and sponsor me HERE. In the podcast I ask very hard questions about the sacking of the CEO and FD at Cabot Energy (CAB), formerly Northern Petroleum. I think I know why the P45s and black bags were handed out but Cabot must come clean NOW. Same Nomad, different dog, more questions - MySquar (FRAUD). Then I look at Audioboom (BOOM) and Wishbone Gold (WSBN) where I am a long suffering shareholder. And I smile to myself as I remember watching Germany vs Argentina four years ago in Kambos HERE
I explain why the FD and CEO of FootAsylum (FOOT) must be fired at once after today's profits warning. I forgot to say that any company holding and announcing an "analyst teach in" - as Rob Terry used to do - is almost an automatic sell in my book and FootAsylum is an offender in this respect. I also look at FastForward (FFWD) and explain why I think Jim Mellon has sinned, albeit legally. I cover UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Andalas (ADL) and McCarthy & Stone (MCS). In terms of the walk we are now well over £9,000 with gift aid and ahead of a training walk in the rain tonight I ask again. Most bearcast listeners are enjoying my suffering but are yet to help Woodlarks with a donation. Please, I am sure you can spare a tenner HERE
Another day, another drop to Winnileaks, this time from someone who Julie "Lingerie on expenses" Meyer groomed but who refused to hand over cash. However in this lie packed attempted fraud from January 2018 some were fleeced.
I know sweet FA about Thor Mining (THR) other than its CEO knows a lot about snakes from his time in the field. And that is it, so I make no comment about what follows other than to say that in this private email sent to the chosen few the broker has not held back and has used very un-broker-esque language. He opines:
If anyone thought anything else other that FastForward Innovations was merely the personal investment vehicle for Jim Mellon and Lorne Abony to dip into at will, today’s massive related party deal with Mellon’s Juvenescence Limited puts it beyond any doubt.
Footasylum (FOOT) is “pleased to report a strong performance for the financial year, our first as a quoted company following our successful IPO last November… The board was delighted with the support we received for the IPO”. I doubt shareholders are pleased or delighted though – shares in this 164p per share IPO, currently trading well below 100p following a dramatic slump on the “pleased to report” results!...
I was just reminding myself via the interweb of the chat around McCarthy & Stone (MCS)’s return to the stock market back in November 2015. This was from a press article at the time of the IPO: 'Britain’s biggest builder of homes for retired people, said its London debut had been priced at 180 pence per share, valuing the business at 967 million pounds. Shares in the company rose 13.5 percent to 204.21 pence in conditional trading on Friday as investors bet on further gains in the UK’s strong residential property market'. Well...how could it have gone so wrong, with the shares down 15% as I write at around 110p?
Before you consider the latest news from Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) just consider that, at 2.8p-3p, the market cap is a paltry £5.36 million. Bluebird has more than one asset but focus on just one for now: Kochang, where it has now formalised a 50/50 JV with Aussie based Southern Gold.
Hello, Share Seekers. Merlin the magician was born in my neighbouring town of Carmarthen. Merlin, the theme park operator, could also magic some growth in its share price. As the world has more leisure time on its hands, thanks to the gallop of technology, many companies which offer ways of filling the time are going to prosper, in my humble view.
Bathroom and kitchen products company Norcros (NXR) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2018, emphasising “excellent progress towards our strategic objectives” and that “the board remains confident that the group should continue to make further progress for the year ending 31 March 2019”…
Directa Plus (DCTA) has made an AGM Statement commencing “during 2017 we made significant commercial progress across our four key target markets and I am pleased to report that this momentum has continued into 2018”. Sounds promising…
AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) has offered the market an RNS this morning describing “Strong Commercial Progress”. Bearing in mind the profit warning of last week, and the inevitability of another bailout placing one wonders if this marks the appearance of pastures new in the distance, or whether it is just a pre-placing ramp.
With its shares down from above 300p less than a year ago to below 56p, Safestyle UK (SFE) “announces the granting of awards under the Safestyle UK plc 2017 Performance Share Plan, to certain executive directors of the company”!...
Maybe folks are getting immune about Optibiotix (OPTI) announcing yet another manufacturing and supply agreement. But even if, like this one, it is relatively small it all adds to the bottom line improvement. The latest one is with John Morley Foods, a 75 year old company operating in Cheshire with annual sales (2016) of £31 million, making six figure profits and with a growing cash pile.
Life sciences, beauty and personal care products company InnovaDerma (IDP) has updated on trading for its year ending 30th June – commencing “revenue for the period increased strongly by 23.5% on a constant currency basis to approximately £11m (FY2017: £8.9m). However,”, Uh oh…
Flip Flop Ben Turney, formerly of this Parish, insists that this email to shareholders in Teathers Financial is private and confidential. I can see why, as it is bollocks he would not want subjected to outside scrutiny. Naturally it has found its way to Winnileaks so I publish it in full.
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