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SHOCKER: Eurasia Mining high trading volume into classic pump looks convenient for forward selling of today's placing!

The recent share price movement on Eurasia Mining (EUA) looks even more dodgy now in light of today’s announcement of a placing, and I would be surprised if there hasn’t been some forward selling going on.

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Rurelec – More on that Turbine Sale……it’s a small world!

I commented yesterday on AIM-listed Rurelec’s (RUR) after-hours FY results which were slipped out at no-one-is-watching o’clock on Wednesday whilst Boris was announcing his cabinet reshuffle (a good time to bury bad news). But there are some details worth looking at – for a start, the involvement of former boss Peter Earl, who ran the company into the ground before he was shown the door.

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Former Woodford Patient Capital Trust, now Schroder UK Public Private Trust agrees massively discounted asset sale. How can NAV be believed?

Schroder UK Public Private Trust (SUPP) – the former Woodford Patient Capital Trust has today announced the sale of seven assets for a total of £51.9 million. Well done, you might say – until you read that this represents as discount of some 19% to the forex adjusted (as at 25 January) valuations as at 30 September 2020. Not so hot, all of a sudden.

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URU Metals – A Case of Two Drunks?

One of Tom Winnifrith’s more memorable descriptions in the stock market is one of two hopeless companies deciding to merge as being like two drunks trying to prop each other up. On Wednesday night, at no-one-is-watching o’clock (5.21 pm) – except ShareProphets was watching – AIM-listed John Zorbas vehicle URU Metals (URU) announced the potential disposal of its Zebediela project in South Africa to Canadian-listed (on the Toronto Venture Exchange) Blue Rhino Capital (RHNO). The shares shot up by 27% and are a little higher today at 290p, but I wonder whether anyone has actually considered what is going on here.

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Finablr – When will this fraud delist, worthless, as CEO walks the plank?

It was back in January that I asked if fully-listed Finablr (FIN) was a house of cards. Well, it was – and having denied any problems over and over again, we finally learnt that it had suffered the same fate as fellow Dr Shetty vehicle NMC Health (NMC) with secret cheques being written, director shares being sold and a mountain of debt racked up. Earlier this month Finablr announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to sell Finablr Ltd for just $1.

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Ariana – CEO selling millions of shares but all is not quite what it seems

It was announced this morning that Kerim Sener, CEO of AIM-listed Turkish gold-producer Ariana Resources (AAU) has exercised 7 million options at 1.55p and sold five million shares at 5.9p, a further 1.5 million at 5.75p and his wife has sold a further 2.4 million at 5.75p. He subsequently bought 92,000 into his SIPP but that is a fair amount of selling. Should we follow the lead?

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Valeura – Sale Agreement but is this a buy or a sell?

Looking through the leaders and laggards for today I see that TSX-listed (VLE) and Standard-listed (VLU) Valeura is having a good day, with its shares up by 23% last seen. This is on the back of an agreement to sell shallow conventional gas assets in Turkey for $15.5 million and up to $18 million. With apparently $31 million of cash on its balance sheet as at 30 September and no debt, the market capitalisation sits at just £21 million (according to ADVFN). So it is a buy, right? Or is it?

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Supply@ME – Remembering the fraud Quindell and Equities First: Is this a carbon copy?

It was back in 2014 that ShareProphets nailed Rob Terry and his sidekicks after they did a stock loan with Equities First which turned out to be a discounted outright sale with an optional buyback clause, and spent a tiny proportion of the proceeds on buying a handful of extra Quindell shares. Of course, the transaction was presented to the market as them buying more stock when in fact they were selling vast quantities of shares – the killer punch being that those Equities First deals were non-recourse.

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CNA

Centrica: Back to the Future – boring is good!

Centrica (CNA) updated the market this morning with its half-year report…..and the proposed sale of its US unit, Direct Energy for $3.6 billion. With the sale process of Spirit Energy still to be restarted once commodity and financial markets have settled and the eventual divestment of its nuclear business still to come, Chris Bailey reckons it looks like this is a trip back to the future as the company returns to its mid-80s look as a regulated UK business. Here, here.

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Petra Diamonds asset sale news ultimately makes it look to be heading for a wipeout for equity holders

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.

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Criticism of Woodford fund sales: is it justified?

The sale of a bunch of biotech assets by Link from the Neil Woodford portfolio which used to be known at his Equity Income fund has received criticism as the buyer immediately offloaded some of it at a massive profit. Surely that means those assets were sold too cheaply……or does it?

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Things could start to get interesting again for Falkland Islands oil - buy Rockhopper for the longer-term

Rockhopper Exploration (RKH) was one of the most popular shares on the AIM market at one time, but in recent years it has fallen totally out of favour and its share price has plummeted. It is nearly a decade since this oil explorer first announced a big discovery at its Sea Lion prospect in the North Falkland basin and its share price rocketed, hitting highs of in excess of 550p per share and a market cap in the hundreds of millions...

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OptiBiotix Health – further SkinBioTherapeutics shares sale reviewed

It has been announced OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has sold 2.2 million further shares in 2017 spun-off onto AIM SkinBioTherapeutics (SBTX). This despite OptiBiotix’s results earlier this year including “SkinBiotherapeutics plc is making solid progress… As its partnership discussions turn into commercial agreements providing industry validation of its technology we anticipate SkinBiotherapeutics plc will grow in value, whereupon OptiBiotix shareholders will benefit from the appreciation of this asset”. So why the further sale?...

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SOU
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Terrible deal for Sound Energy - it remains a bargepole stock

It has been fascinating watching Sound Energy (SOU) play out over the past few years, but probably less so if you’ve actually been invested in it!

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Some crazy valuations are being given for Eurasia Mining - given its lack of reserves!

Eurasia Mining (EUA) is a company that I’ve been following for the past five years or so, but during that time, other than the occasional spike, the share price has done very little, and up until a few days ago you could have bought for around the same price as when I first covered it. The share price has more than tripled in the last few days though, to a current level of around 1.9p, following news that the company has engaged two large banks to help it assess the possibility of selling its assets and basically becoming a cash shell under AIM Rule 15...

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Neil Woodford out-of-cash dog Verseon – proposed sale of HQ buried in AGM notice: the Grim Reaper approaches

It is surely now only a matter of time before this AIM-listed Woodford Dog is taken out and shot as an act of mercy. Out of cash, piled up with bills to pay, with no income, a failed ruse to play the crypto-currency game and with benefactor Neil Woodford now out of play, AIM-listed revolutionary drugs-from-a-computer generating machine Verseon (VERS) has announced it is looking to sell its HQ, the research, development and operations facility in Fremont, California. There is a slight snag, however, in that it is already mortgaged. What will the forced seller get for it?

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Who is crazy enough to be buying MySale after such a big spike - sell

When the share price of a small company suddenly rises by more than 240% on no apparent news I am always left wondering who on earth is actually buying after such a huge rise. Often those who are end up getting severely stung, especially when the company itself issues a statement saying that it notes the share price rise and clarifies the current situation and that there is no current reason for it, and that is exactly what seems to be playing out with MySale Group (MYSL)...

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Redemptions Watch: Neil Woodford’s Income Focus heads north – but so do redemptions in critical week

You can’t beat a spot of bad press and Neil Woodford has certainly had his fair share, again renewed over the last few days, with the revelation that he dumped around £1 million worth of WPCT three weeks previously and the continued gating of his flagship fund. Meanwhile, this morning’s data from Morningstar shows that whilst his lesser (but at least still open for business) Woodford Income Focus Fund (WIFF) put on 0.48% in NAV per unit yesterday.

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Im not a fan of shares in cash shells, but Hardy Oil could offer future speculative value

Hardy Oil and Gas (HDY) has been getting a bit of attention recently with news of a deal to sell all of its assets, which was then followed by a higher priced bid from another party.

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I remain to be convinced that any asset sale will justify the valuation of Sound Energy

A couple of weeks ago I covered Sound Energy (SOU) and its recent disappointing drill results which appeared to cement its fall from grace as a favourite amongst private investors. At the time the share price was around 8.7p and I mentioned the fact that some of the placees from the recent equity fundraising of $2.7 million net at 10p would likely be looking to try and create a spike to sell into. Since then I have seen all sorts of rumours on social media, including one that a single shareholder took £3 million of placing shares – which is more than were actually issued!

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If it Sounds too good to be true, it usually is! Sound Energy Post Mortem

Sound Energy (SOU) has proved to be a great example of why private investors shouldn’t get too far ahead of themselves and start ordering a new Ferrari, based purely on early results in any company drilling for oil and gas.

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Cloudbuy sells company formations business – still a sell

AIM-listed Cloudbuy (CBUY) announced this morning that it is selling its company formations business for cash proceeds of £279,090. Apparently this means it won’t now be calling on Mr Sella for further cash, which is probably a relief to the Sella coffers but I’m not so sure the company is out of the woods...

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Red Flags at Night - Neil Woodford special

I still see the occasional after-hours RNS which, were I a shareholder in the company concerned, would make my blood boil. Yesterday a release from AIM-listed Woodford Dog Netscientific (NSCI) at 4.42pm on a Friday evening ticked all the boxes.

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BTG

Woodford – selling BTG but all is surely not clear (apart from the cash-crisis!)

We have commented here on ShareProphets on the recent sales of shares in BTG (BTG) by Neil Woodford’s Woodford Investment Management. Given that BTG is the subject of a cash offer of 840p per share is seems a little odd that he is offloading stock before the offer completes, especially with the shares trading at around  825p – but then, he does have some pressing cash issues of his own. But what is even more odd is his irrevocable undertaking to accept the offer, for it appears to have been given over a rather small portion of the shares he was actually holding.

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Minoan – Travel division sale news, reduced boardroom costs: it looks like it is all finally happening

An update this morning from AIM-listed Minoan (MIN) regarding the sale of its travel and leisure division and reduced boardroom fees offers investors good hope that the sale is now, at long last, progressing. This is good news which I suspect will unlock the development of Minoan’s main asset – the Cavo Sidero project in Crete – and I am looking forward to the coming weeks with anticipation.

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With Share Prices So Perky, How About a Few Tips on How Many Stocks You Should Turn into Cash?

Hello Share Swampers. Ok, so you're wise enough to subscribe for less than £1.50 a week to this wonderful website for quick news that the share you bought is unreliable - as so often happens. But are you wise enough to hold the correct proportion of your assets in cash to suit the current share climate? If you're not certain, allow me to remind you of some classic tips.

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MIN

Minoan – not big news after all…..yet

Well that was a damp squib: AIM-listed Minoan (MIN) announced its interims as expected this morning, but disappointingly there was no confirmation of the travel & leisure sale, nor of what will happen with Cavo Sidero. We are again left waiting – although not for long, I hope. There were, however, one or two little tit-bits in there to offer at least some encouragement.

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MIN

Minoan – big news this week?

I am ever more convinced that there is some big news coming from AIM-listed Minoan (MIN) and that it could well be this coming week. We have been told the sale of the travel and leisure business is on the way, and that the company expects to settle the Hillside loan which has been extended (yet again) to a long-stop date of the end of August. But we have also been told a general meeting will be required.

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I have to wonder why any sane person would invest in The People's Operator

A couple of months back I wrote an article HERE suggesting that investors steer well clear of failing AIM company The People’s Operator (TPOP), and there have been a number of developments since then.

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Minoan – sale of Travel & Leisure expected “in the next few weeks,” funding Hillside settlement. Buy.

AIM-listed Minoan (MIN) announced yesterday morning that the sale of its travel and leisure division looks set (at last) to progress to an exchange of contracts, and a General Meeting will be called to approve the transaction. We are also told that the Hillside loan facility is expected to be settled and that the sale will provide the funds so to do. This is all very good news, although it has taken heading for seven months to get this far with the sale. Those with a glass half full might complain of evaporation….

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The market will eventually wake up to the true value of SOCO International - buy

At times in the lower end of the natural resources sector it seems as though the worse the company is, the more money private investors are prepared to put into it.

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BT

Developments at BT: is there a battle going on in the boardroom?

I noted the other day that BT’s (BT.A) results hadn’t gone down very well in the market. The shares had been climbing nicely since I bought at 225p, but results day and the follow-through saw them marked down almost as low as 200p. Apart from wishing I’d waited, I’m happy to hold on for now – and collect the near-7% dividend. But I wonder if the new chairman is beginning to have an effect, in the light of a news article from Bloomberg.

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AST

Ascent looks like it is about to begin another descent!

Ascent Resources (AST) has hardly exactly lived up to its name in recent times, as it has been on a steady downwards trajectory for some time now. There's now been an RNS advising of a strategic review and a formal sale process for the company being initiated. Given its situation, I certainly wasn’t expecting the market to take the news particularly well - but the share price rocketed and even as I write this, it is currently 1.1p to buy - up more than 22% on the prior close.

MIN
MIN

Minoan updates (at last!) on sale of Travel division and Cavo Sidero. Buy

No-one could ever accuse AIM-listed Minoan (MIN) of doing anything quickly, but this morning’s announcement appears to suggest that things are finally moving. It is still speculative (both in terms of whether two deals happen, and how long they’ll take) but the shares are a buy.

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MIN

Minoan – fundraisings and corporate news

AIM-listed Minoan (MIN) has followed up last week’s Trading and Financial update (covered by me HERE and by HotstockRockets HERE) with news of two fundraising and corporate news. The tin-rattling first: it has placed out 5 million shares at 6p to raise £300,000, and as I speak W H Ireland is running an accelerated bookbuild to raise up to a further £1 million. Meanwhile, the company says it has received credible approach which may (or may not) lead to the sale of its Travel and Leisure business. (Hooray for Mystic Deputy Sheriff!)

Update: UK Oil & Gas – Regency dumps again

This afternoon at 1.38pm came another RNS from AIM-listed Regency Mining (RGM). Having dumped 26% of its holding in AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) as announced yesterday evening, it has dumped a further 34.7% of the UKOG confetti it got from the sale of 1.9% of Horse Hill Developments to UKOG.

UK Oil & Gas - Regency Mines dumps 26%

I noted the other day that if I were Andrew Bell, Chairman of AIM-listed Regency Mines (RGM), and was about to be handed £1.28 million worth of UK Oil & Gas confetti, I think I know what I’d do with it. Last night (after hours, natch) we learned that Regency had dumped 26% of its recently acquired holding in also AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG).

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SGI

Stanley Gibbons - a curate's egg update

Stanley Gibbons (SGI) “is pleased to announce the sale of a major part of its Interiors division and to provide an update on its current trading and the restructuring”

HaloSource – shares sparked by new technology announcement. BUT…

HaloSource (HALO) has updated that it is “delighted to be progressing toward full-scale production of an entirely new technology to address the issue of heavy metal contamination at the household level” - and the shares have currently responded 18% higher, to 1.625p. Hmmm…

NGR
NGR

Nature Group – Sale of Gibraltar operations sparks shares, but what of trading?

Previously writing on another ludicrous results statement from Nature Group (NGR), I noted ‘we’ll see on the loss-making Gibraltar entity (“held for sale” net assets on the balance sheet £0.79 million)’. Today there is a “Sale of Gibraltar Operations” announcement, though which also includes a trading update…

Filthy 40 Univision – profit warning

Shares in ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Univision Engineering (UVEL) are currently trading 17% lower after the company announced a profit warning in relation to the poor trading performance of its 52%-owned Taiwanese subsidiary T-Com Technology Co. Ltd. This is not the only issue facing the company, however.

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BBY

Balfour Beatty – agrees sale of Parsons Brinckerhoff despite dissenting argument

key element of dispute in its rejection of advances from Carillion, Balfour Beatty (BBY) has announced the prospective sale of its professional services division, Parsons Brinckerhoff, to WSP Global Inc. for a cash consideration of $1,352.5 million (£820 million). I review in the following, with this set to see up to £200 million returned to shareholders in Balfour and the shares having nudged ahead to a current 243.60p in response.

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