Cairn Energy (CNE) is a company that I have followed for many years, almost for as long as its ongoing saga relating to compensation from the Indian government, but it is starting to look more likely that will actually finally be settled.
Fully-listed Egyptian gold producer Centamin (CEY) offered up its first quarter report this morning and the big news is that once again the outlook is unchanged. Given the ground movement issues revealed last autumn and the consequent reduction in gold produced and higher costs, it is pleasing to see that the company’s response is thus far working out as planned.
A month or so back I covered an oil company called Pharos Energy (PHAR) as a strong buy and gave my opinion that it was undervalued, and the update today reinforces that view even more.
Yesterday I indicated what I was looking for from today’s FY20 results from fully-listed Egyptian Gold miner Centamin (CEY). So what does the score card show?
I recently covered Rolls Royce (RR.) as being worth a look as a long term investment once it had managed to refinance its balance sheet, and news on that front came today.
Rolls Royce (RR.) is one of the most famous British companies, and even though it no longer associated with the car brand, it is still renowned around the world for its engineering prowess. But despite its reputation, it has struggled in recent years and the arrival of Covid-19 in combination with a poor set of results for 2019, not to mention impending debt repayments, caused the share price to plummet back in late February and throughout March. Since then, apart from a brief recovery in early June when the markets bounced back, it has seen a further decline and is now trading at close to an 85% discount compared to where it was a couple of years back…
Hello, Share Bringers. You lucky members of shareprophets.com will know that I have a soft spot for Britain’s housebuilders. Supply can’t match demand and that’s the most powerful driver of share prices you can have. But what about that virus? Well, house prices hit an all-time record last
Buying bombed-out shares in companies that have previously run as successful businesses can be very lucrative if they somehow manage to turn things around, but it also offers a very high chance of losing all your money if you are proven wrong and hold to the bitter end. There are plenty of companies on the stockmarket that have been at death’s door but have managed to survive and have subsequently gone on to do quite well, but there are also a large number of others that went bust and where investors lost all their money, and there is a very fine line between the two if you do decide to take a risk on a company that finds itself in this situation.
Covid-19 has had a big impact on many companies and quite a number of them now look priced to pretty much completely fail and go bust.
Hello, Share Planners. In common with many share shifters, I’ve stopped paying full attention to my shares at the moment. This isn’t wise, but I have trouble bearing the pain of the virus panic. And I really do think that sooner or later our shares will return to their pre-virus values.
Whenever you buy a share which you view as a potential recovery play, you have to accept the risk that of them will do everything but actually recover, and if the situation worsens then it is time to cut your losses and sell.
When a share keeps on falling you have to decide whether the decline is terminal or how good the chances are of a recovery at some point. In some cases you will just be throwing good money after bad, and just because the shares have traded at a higher level in the past doesn’t mean that they will necessarily do so again if the fundamental changes to the business are terminal. But we also see cases where there is a temporary decline followed by quite a strong recovery, especially where the business is reliant on factors that are cyclical – such as in the natural resources sector as commodity prices fluctuate – or where it has suffered from shorting or a persistent seller, or even a combination of all of these...
The past couple of years haven’t been great for FTSE100 stock Centrica (CNA), including the share price having halved during that time, but it could have recovery prospects from the current share price...
With any company where there has been fraudulent activity you have to consider whether there are more skeletons in the cupboard which could cause a further freefall in the share price when they emerge.
Hello Share Scorchers. There are still quite a few of our regular readers who can only glean the first paragraph of each article. Just to save less than £1.50 a week. Don’t they realise they would retrieve thousands of pounds just by following our warnings about dodgy cpmpanies they might otherwise stay with till the very end? I can’t understand human nature, and never will.
An “AGM Statement” announcement from Portmeirion Group (PMP) commences that “total group sales are up 26% for the four months ended 30 April 2017 relative to the same period last year” and includes “pleasing performance of the company to April 2017”. Sounds encouraging…
Northbridge Industrial Services (NBI) is “pleased to issue” a trading update for the 2016 calendar year, yet the shares have responded more than 8% lower to 123.5p. Hmmm...
Hobby products group, Hornby (HRN) has emphasised “turnaround plan on track and robust current trading” - and the shares have responded currently just over 7% higher to 33.5p. Is it recovery ahoy here?...
Hello Share Smackers. You may be getting a little tired of my banging on about my expected recovery in the price of Brent crude. Never my, my vicar’s sermon on Sunday was all about the importance of ‘pestering’ if we want to be heard by the Almighty. So I’ll keep pestering you about this.
Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) has announced results for the first half of 2016, emphasising “recovery well underway”. The following updates with the shares currently unchanged at 108.5p on the announcement…
After trading disappointment thus far in 2016, there is now an AGM update from hobby and toy products company Hornby (HRN). Let’s take a look…
Ahead of a 9th September General Meeting dust-up with Toscafund, Speedy Hire (SDY) has again hit back - including noting “inconsistent” statements in “Toscafund does not believe sector consolidation is vital” and Toscafund having previously noted its analysis showed “the only sure way to achieve adequate returns would be by way of industry consolidation”. This as I noted in a previous review HERE (you read it here first)…
Hello Share Shufflers. There’s been a lot of commendation for gold miners on this splendiferous website. And quite rightly, as many of them have put on impressive share value in the continuing uncertainty about currencies, Brexit, QE and so on. But if the value of gold rises, so should the price of silver, platinum and precious stones. So let’s not forget diamond miners like Petra Diamonds (PDL).
Buon Giorno Share People. I spent last week testing the Italian power of recovery to revitalise the Eurozone and so invigorate the UK economy, particularly, as always, the value of our shares.
Nighthawk Energy (HAWK) has had more than its fair share of ups and downs over the years, but now seems to be heading in the right direction. The AIM-listed oil producer and explorer is based in the US with licences in various parts of Colorado, and the latest update showed that during July it produced over 2,000bopd – although this was down slightly on the previous two months due to maintenance work and testing.
Hello Share Crunchers: It's not often I'm right. No shame in admitting that. We only have to be on the button 55% of the time to become very rich in the golden game. However, I have been lucky enough to be correct about the present mini recovery. If you had sold all your shares by following the sentiment of a bevy of bears on this outstanding website, you would sadly have lost a bag of money.
Yesterday we published Mike Swanson’s view that gold stocks are “like a fuelled rocket” waiting for ignition. What Mike’s analysis didn’t provide were any specific pointers to look out for in tradeable opportunities, beyond a general buy recommendation for the sector. Recovery in the gold mining sector was one of my “Trading Themes for 2014”. So far it has been a good call. I didn’t anticipate fireworks, but the across the board signs of improvement have been encouraging and the gains in stock prices decent enough. We have now entered what could prove to be a crucial period in the gold miners’ attempts to rediscover market favour. There is a very simple way to play this possible move; spread bet the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF, otherwise known as the GDX.
While most have been conveniently blaming the tepid first quarter -2.9% GDP growth figure on the weather, we believe that it is just another symptom of a much deeper malaise. As we have argued many times before (see, for example, the March 2014 Markets at a Glance), the U.S. economy has been on life support, graciously provided by Central Planners. However hard they try, they will soon realize that no amount of money printing can cleanse the rot of the U.S. economy.
Previously updating on this website on Restore plc (RST) I concluded that the share price – then 182p - looked to have largely caught up with events after a very strong run in recent years. The following updates my view following a first half year trading update last week.
Even Bill Gates has not been immune to a few bad headlines in his wildly successful corporate life. His point is well made, however, and is deeply applicable to the stock market. One of the hardest aspects for anyone – beginner or experienced investor – to fully appreciate is the role of expectations or to put it more simply: what is factored in already. One of the best ways to gauge what is factored into a share price currently is to look at the reaction to what – at first glance – is a good or bad news headline. And this brings us to Serco (SRP).
Premier Foods (PFD) has had a very rocky ride over the last few months, since announcing a re-financing package. However, I believe that the share price has hit bottom and that it represents a good longer term buy at these levels. Even in the shorter term it could yield a nice profit with a trade from here if it can break through 62p.