Top broker Fox Davies has today slashed its forecasts not only for gold and silver but for the base metals as well. This is not just a reaction to recent tumbles. It is not just 2013 numbers that have suffered cuts of up to 20% but also forecasts as far out as 2016.
Orogen Gold (ORE) announced on 4th July 2013 '' Trenching at Gindusa West - very high gold grades '' what does this mean to Orogen gold and what has happened to the share price? The stock now trades at just 0.25p valuing Orogen at £5.7 million – less than a year ago the shares were trading at 0.73p
Shares in AFC Energy (AFC) have performed well of late, more than doubling since Roman Abramovich’s vehicle Ervington Investments acquired 15% of the company last October for the price of an ageing midfielder (£8.7 million). The shares trade at 38.75p today down from a recent high of 50p to give a market cap of around £90 million
AIM-listed recruitment software company Dillistone (DSG) has announced an initial £0.75 million (and up to £1.95 million subject to various recurring revenue targets over the period ending 31st March 2015 being achieved) acquisition of FCP Internet, a software-as-a-service provider (of its ‘Evolve’ product) to recruitment agencies in the UK.
Dillistone notes that “FCP operates in the same market sector as the group's Voyager software business” and...
No this is not a boring piece about corporate Governance and the number of meetings that an Audit Committee should hold each year. Read on. I am making a valid point about the failure to protect investors on AIM. Bear with me.
Cyan Holdings (CYAN) is a true posterboy for the AIM Cesspit and after eight years of non delivery it seems that nothing changes with a disastrous announcement from India today – the only real question is when is the next cash call?
To put the true disaster that is Cyan into perspective consider this. The company listed on AIM in 2005. It has to date clocked up losses of £26.5 million. Its revenues in calendar 2012 were a mighty £315,194.
On the day Andy Murray was serving out for Wimbledon glory, the £7.4 billion M&G Recovery Fund was serving up a volley of a rather different kind to AIM-listed bulletin board darling Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) – which has responded today...
AIM-listed “global provider of performance, knowledge and learning management systems”, NetDimensions (NETD) has announced that for its half year to 30th June 2013 “GAAP revenue is in line with management expectations for the period and the adjusted loss before tax will be smaller than forecast”. However, this is on forecasts reduced downwards – in the case of earnings materially – following a May announcement of a 5 year plan from the company post a $6 million placing of new shares...
This morning AIM listed Eruma (ERU) a provider of counter terrorism kit announced that its trading subsidiary and the PLC had appointed administrators. Its shares were suspended on April 10 pending clarification of its financial position and so we can assume that it is toast. This is a wipe-out. A red flag for investors should have been that Eruma had FIVE County Court Judgements for non-payment of debts against it. As it happens another 195 PLCs also have CCJ’s against their name. So who is next to go bust?
Following Sierra Rutile’s (SRX) Q2 production update, and ahead of both Kenmare Resources (KMR) and Sierra Rutile releasing interim figures in late-August, broker VSA Resources has published four page note in which it upgrades its stance on Kenmare and considers the attractions of the two stocks.
Well, if there is a case for buying Marks and Spencer (MKS) shares on the basis that it is more an investment in business model reform and not an investment in a recovery in the UK’s flat, stale and unprofitable economy and its stagnant consumer spending, is there also case for investing in Next (NXT) shares?
AIM-listed, Azerbaijan-focused, mainly gold producer Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ) has announced that, following a successful trial shipment, it has signed a new sales contract with US-headquartered international minerals and metals marketing company Seagate for approximately 750 wet metric tonnes of copper concentrate over July and August. Will this kickstart a re-rating?
We all know that house builders have done well recently and with the government (in other words, taxpayers) providing “free money” to those who want it coupled with the nation’s obsession of owning a property showing no pace of slowing the sector should continue to show positive results going forwards.
Marks and Spencer (MKS) was once ‘made the weather’ in UK clothes retailing. But that was a long time ago. It was so successful on the high streets of the UK that it’s then commercial mission and revolutionary business model – essentially doing everything in-house from design to sales – was exciting material for management studies. M&S was the future and remained so for many years.
That was until relatively recently as I noted at the weekend HERE in a discussion on Next.
Today I hope to shed some light on the question – will gold stocks keep falling forever by bringing you a piece from Steve Todoruk who works for Eric Sprott at Sprott Asset Management – the world’s most successful investor in gold and silver stocks. Steve writes…
The period ending in 2010 was one of the most explosive episodes of growth for the gold mining industry, but the aftermath has been bleak.
Eric Sprott founded Sprott Asset Management in 2001, and is one of the gurus of gold (and more especially silver). This article appeared the other day summarising Sprott’s thoughts from a broadcast which went out on June 25th. It is an extreme view and clearly Sprott talks his own book but it is interesting none the less.
An email arrived Friday from a reader in the Stamp Industry. The Stanley Gibbons (SGI) Flagship store on the Strand was shuttered up. The world on the street was that staff were being briefed about a shock boardroom departure. Cripes… er not cripes.
Non-life insurer underwriting a range of specialist commercial sector policies across seven countries within the EU, Gable Holdings* (GAH) has announced a pre-tax profit of £5.71 million, generating earnings per share of 4.32p for calendar 2012 – up from a restated 0.19p for 2011.
Outwardly Marks and Spencer (MKS) and Next (NXT) seem similar business’s; although we know that Next has been a far better investment than Marks, as is shown by the relative earn-ings and dividend records.
Following complaints from shamed share ramper Roger Lawson, ADVFN has insisted on a raft of new editorial controls on OneFreeShareTip.com. I did not re-start my life five years ago to be told what I could or could not write. I said no and ADVFN boss Clem Chambers has just said that the website will be shut down. So...our hand is forced ... Welcome to fivefreesharetips.com - we hope you join NOW HERE.
The August edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring six share tips, the one gold share that all must own, and six reasons why the stock market may crash in 2017 and much more.
Earlier this month in Neil Woodford - how long before The Deadwood Press admits that he does not walk on water?, Tom noted a bad record – recently including Provident Financial (PFG). The Mail on Sunday had written “the FTSE 250 doorstep lender whose profits halved after it struggled to move to a new operating model” - the struggles have got considerably worse…
Showing not an ounce of humility, the fund manager who seems to have at least three high profile disasters as week, Neil Woodford has posted a comment on his group's blog explaining why Provident Financial (PFG) shares are cheap after yesterday's disastrous warning. But before you rush out to buy it is worth noting that after the last warning (in June) Nomates Neil posted another blog. Nomates had chatted at length to management, he understood the score, the market was wrong and Nomnates had bought a stack more shares. There seems to be a pattern here.
When Neil Woodford launched his Patient Capital Trust (WCPT) to much fanfare in 2015, everyone waited expectantly to see how he would start spending the £800 million war chest and so one had high hopes in April 2015 with the announcement of the first investment for the fund, namely a £4 million investment in an exciting quoted biotech play, Sphere Medial Holdings (SPHR). As an announcement last night showed, it has been as successful (or not) as one of his other uber-dogs RM2 International (RM2).
Once again I return to the subject of the company on AIM with the stupidest bunch of shareholders. The auditors of Bushveld Minerals (BMN) have stated explicitly that the company needs to raise fresh equity to avoid going tits up but shareholders respond by saying "how often have auditors got it wrong?" and a range of other excuses. They just do not get it at all, it is placing ahoy. Now the company has news today which the morons who own this stock seem to think is good. Ina private email this morning a top City broker put it thus:
On Monday 13th February, Tom Winnifrith noted a crazy market for resource juniors and that, as an experiment, we'd track a 'Dirty Dozen' of such stocks after 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and on December 31. Here is a slightly late (so slightly longer than) 6 month update...
This week's Bulletin Board Moron contest is sponsored by the AIM Markets, the world's most successful growth market, now only slightly smaller than it was last year.
Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that it has extended the Europe wide supply agreement announced with Sacco in March to cover the USA and Rest of the World. The new deal grants Sacco an exclusive licence to manufacture and supply OptiBiotix's cholesterol and blood pressure reducing LPLDL® strain in the US and ROW, in return for 50% of the profit, with a guaranteed cost of manufacture and minimum sales price per kilogramme to secure against discounting.
Hello, Share Mixers. As you may have gathered, I favour investment in all four big British banks at the mo. My main reason is that each time one of them announces new figures, its balance sheet seems to have improved nicely and the share price usually shoots up.
We asked you for suitable captions for the picture below of the leather man who took over from the cowboy as CEO of the Telit (TCM) village people. I refer, of course, to insider dealer Yosi Fait. You offered numerous suggestions as you can see HERE but there can be only one winner and it is
I wrote at the weekend about the surprising lack of TR-1’s at Red Leopard Holdings (RLH), particularly from the largest shareholder Spreadex, with the company having gone into suspension pending an RTO. Well, as if by magic, they arrived yesterday, after hours of course.
Ok this really is easy. All you need to do is to say which of the four well regarded and utterly honest individuals below is the odd one out and why. Do your worst. The deadline is midnight tonight (Wednesday)
Hello, Share Smugglers. The main staples of your portfolio, I should imagine, are in these popular sectors; oil, banks, pharmaceuticals, utilities and insurance. I could be wrong, but history shows that people who invested in these areas years ago still hold the stock.
It was around a year ago that I wrote an article about one of my then tips of the year BHP Billiton (BLT) observing that the world's largest mining company had just made billions of dollars of losses...but correctly the share price was going up. Billiton was a nice solid pick for 2016 but so far this year the share has been more volatile than remunerative.
Too many years ago to remember as a fledgling analyst and junior portfolio manager, I was told by an old hand that 'WPP is the company with the greatest correlation to the FTSE-100'. I have no idea - nor the boring Excel skills - to say whether this is true but the notion that the world's largest advertising company should broadly share the same ups and downs as the very international main UK market index makes quite a bit of sense.
Wishbone Gold (WSBN) has announced an £800,000 fund raise at 0.7p. Well we wish it was that simple. The mechanism is really very complicated but involves Yorkville so we imagine that there are people out there saying Death Spiral. They are wrong.
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