One of the three HotStockRockets tips of the year 2022, Asiamet Resources (ARS) now emphasises “Stunning High Grade Drill Results Expand BKZ” and the shares have responded up to 2.785p, but there looks more to come.
Following recently a shareholding transaction in an investee company further suggesting value, B.P. Marsh & Partners (BPM) has now announced another deal suggesting the same.
PGMs and chrome producer in South Africa Tharisa (THS) has updated on its quarter ended 31st December 2021, including that “we remain firmly on track to deliver, and hopefully exceed, our stated guidance of 165 koz to 175 koz PGMs and 1.75 Mt to 1.85 Mt of chrome concentrates in the current financial year”.
Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) states it “is pleased to provide its latest quarterly operational update”. Should it be though with long-suffering shareholders faced with a still below 0.80p share price?
Shares in The Hut Group, THG plc (THG), listed at 500p in September 2020, then zoomed to 800p but now trade below 200p. Even so this business is still valued by the market at £2.2 billion.
Yet againt, the Tips of the Year are the 18 most-read articles last week. The most-read non-Tom, non tip-of-the-year is Why Red Rock should be Tom’s tip of the year by Andrew Bell. It was not Tom’s tip of the year.
We tipped this as our December tip of the month at a 69p offer price. The shares are now 75p offer but still offer value. We noted, a couple of weeks ago:
Red Rock Resources (RRR) announced results for its year ended 30th June 2021 in the ‘no-one-watching-week’ between Christmas and the new year. The shares have though responded up.
Between Boxing Day and January 3 all of our writers will be serving up their share tips of the year for 2022 – and now a new occassional contributor has stepped up to the plate so that will be 24 tips. The final article in our series is a SELL from myself, Tom Winnifrith.
Between Boxing Day and January 3 all of our writers will be serving up their share tips of the year for 2022 – and now a new occassional contributor has stepped up to the plate so that will be 24 tips. Twenty third in our series is a BUY from Darren Atwater. Over to our man in the socialist sink hole that is Canada who has taken time out from striking in protest at the oppression of vegan members of the LGBTQ+ Innuit community to serve up this…
Between Boxing Day and January 3 all of our writers will be serving up their share tips of the year for 2022 – and now a new occassional contributor has stepped up to the plate so that will be 24 tips. Twenty first in our series is a BUY from Darren Atwater.
Right off the bat, the Tips of the Year are the 18 most-read articles last week. The most-read non-Tom, non tip-of-the-year is Revisiting My 2021 Share Tips of the Year which seems similar but is different because it’s all about Nigel Somerville revisiting his own tips. Hmm, that does seem similar. So, let’s give it to Festive Break: The view from ShareProphets’ Readers’ Windows – Stephen has exceeded the assignment from Kiuruvesi, Finland which is by me. That feels right.
Between Boxing Day and January 3 all of our writers will be serving up their share tips of the year for 2022 – and now a new occassional contributor has stepped up to the plate so that will be 24 tips. Twentieth in our series is a SELL from myself, Tom Winnifrith.
Between Boxing Day and January 3 all of our writers will be serving up their share tips of the year for 2022 – and now a new occassional contributor has stepped up to the plate so that will be 24 tips. Nineteenth in our series is a BUY from Steve Moore, Over to a very hungover young Steve…
Between Boxing Day and January 3 all of our writers will be serving up their share tips of the year for 2022 – and now a new occassional contributor has stepped up to the plate so that will be 24 tips. Eighteenth in our series is a BUY from myself, Tom Winnifrith.
Between Boxing Day and January 3 all of our writers will be serving up their share tips of the year for 2022 – and now a new occassional contributor has stepped up to the plate so that will be 24 tips. Seventeenth in our series is a BUY from Nigel Somerville. Over to the Deputy Sheriff of AIM…
Between Boxing Day and January 3 all of our writers will be serving up their share tips of the year for 2022 – and now a new occassional contributor has stepped up to the plate so that will be 24 tips. Sixteenth in our series is a BUY from Steve Moore. Over to young Steve…
Between Boxing Day and January 3 all of our writers will be serving up their share tips of the year for 2022 – and now a new occassional contributor has stepped up to the plate so that will be 24 tips. Fifteenth in our series is a Sell from Lucian Miers. Over to the Bard of the Boleyn…
Between Boxing Day and January 3 all of our writers will be serving up their share tips of the year for 2022 – and now a new occassional contributor has stepped up to the plate so that will be 24 tips. Fourteenth in our series is a BUY from Peter Brailey. He writes in his inimitable and semi-literate fashion:
Between Boxing Day and January 3 all of our writers will be serving up their share tips of the year for 2022 – and now a new occassional contributor has stepped up to the plate so that will be 24 tips. Thirteenth in our series is a BUY from Tim Blackstone. Tim writes:
Between Boxing Day and January 3 all of our writers will be serving up their share tips of the year for 2022 – and now a new occassional contributor has stepped up to the plate so that will be 24 tips. Twelfth in our series is a BUY from Gary Newman.
Between Boxing Day and January 3 all of our writers will be serving up their share tips of the year for 2022 – and now a new occassional contributor has stepped up to the plate so that will be 24 tips. Eleventh in our series is a BUY from Malcolm Stacey.
Between Boxing Day and January 3 all of our writers will be serving up their share tips of the year for 2022 – and now a new occassional contributor has stepped up to the plate so that will be 24 tips. Tenth in our series is a BUY from Tim Blackstone.
Between now and January 3 all of our writers will be serving up their share tips of the year for 2022. Ninth in our series is a BUY from myself, Tom Winnifrith. Don’t laugh but…
Between now and January 3 all of our writers will be serving up their share tips of the year for 2022. Eighth in our series is a SELL from Evil Banksta. The great bear writes a damning expose of a large cap AIM darling bring new red flags aplenty to the party. :
AEX Gold (AEXG) has announced that it “is pleased to provide shareholders with an end of year update”, with it noting a revised mine plan will be driven by drilling results in the Valley Block where the early signs are “very encouraging”.
Specialist investor in early stage financial services businesses B.P. Marsh & Partners (BPM) has announced it has sold its stake in UK Courier and Taxi fleet motor insurance specialising business Walsingham (WMIL), emphasising the transaction is another example of it being able to identify niche opportunities to back successful management teams and to successfully realise value for shareholders.
Between now and January 3 all of our writers will be serving up their share tips of the year for 2022. Sixth in our series is a BUY from Chris Bailey. Three brains writes:
Between now and January 3 all of our writers will be serving up their share tips of the year for 2022. Fifth in our series is a BUY from Gary Newman. The great angler writes:
Between now and January 3 all of our writers will be serving up their share tips of the year for 2022. We start the series with a BUY from Peter Brailey. We can safely say that it is not Union Jack Oil (UJO).
Real Estate & Built Environment recruitment company Prime People (PRP) has announced proposed cancellation of its stock market listing, with the directors shareholdings representing approximately 56.1% of the share capital.
OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has followed a sales agreement with Apollo Hospitals Enterprises for its GoFigure weight management product range in India with an agreement for GoFigure and SlimBiome Medical in Saudi Arabia (KSA). Is this further encouraging progress or just more flannel?
Video streaming technology company Aferian (AFRN) has announced year ended 30th November 2021 performance “ahead of the prior year, and in line with board expectations” and confidence looking ahead including increased exit run rate annual recurring revenue of approximately $15 million and further visibility as customers place orders up to 60 weeks in advance in response to extended lead times in the supply chain.
Fox Marble (FOX) has recently announced a fundraising and that it is “optimistic that 2022 will prove to be a turning point for the company”. Bothstatements have akind of familiar ring to them but are there solid grounds for optimism now?
Jadestone Energy (JSE) has announced that 2021 average annual production is expected to be around the midpoint of the 11,500-13,500 boe/d guidance range and that it “now expect to reap the benefits of higher production and attractive pricing, given ongoing oil price strength, our unhedged position and recent improvements in the Tapis differential”.
I trust that numerous warnings from myself and Lucian have allowed you to make good money from shorting Cineworld (CINE) all the way down. The shares have collapsed this week on news that it has lost a Canadian court case and is on the hook for C$1.23 billion but that merely accelerates the end game here. Do not even think of closing your short at 31p. My target is buttons. Post an inevitable debt for equity swap and bailout placing this is a penny share.
An already widespread virus mutating to what is being seen clinically as “extremely mild cases”. Not bad news then… except in Airstrip One – and a resultant very negative stock market reaction. However government response madness is gradually being revealed and travel and leisure should resultantly gradually recover, though some share prices here remain depressed. Opportunity?…
Amongst the travel and leisure shares having fallen as covid variant from Africa fears abounded the stock market is building services company, with key sectors of Infrastructure, Residential & Hotels, Engineering services, Technologies and Facilities Management, TClarke (CTO). However, a recent trading statement from the company actually provides significant confidence and, as Tom argues here, the hard facts behind the Botswana variant should not be a game changer.
Packaging company DS Smith (SMDS) has announced results for its half-year ended 31st October 2021 and that it has “confidence to deliver a significant improvement in profitability during the second half of this year” following an increased pre-tax profit to £175 million in the first half.
Touch sensors manufacturing company Zytronic (ZYT) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2021 and noted “the basis for good progress in the coming year”.
Previously writing on Essentra (ESNT) we noted ‘Q3 update, adds corporate excitement potential’ with the company “reviewing the full range of strategic options for the Filters business” with it aiming to become a pure play Components business over time, targeting strategic focus and an acceleration of organic and inorganic growth. Now a further “Strategic Update” and a “Directorate Change”.
Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced mineral resource updates for Kokkinoyia and Apliki in Cyprus, emphasising the former “contains a substantial tonnage of mineralised material across several domains beyond what was already understood from the historical work” and that it will now be looking into the potential to integrate a part of Kokkinoyia with the planned Apliki copper mine development project.
PGMs and chrome concentrates producer in South Africa Tharisa (THS) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2021 and “FY2022 production guidance of between 165 koz and 175 koz PGMs (6E basis) and 1.75 Mt and 1.85 Mt of chrome concentrates” – further increases on the year just ended.
Equipment rental company Vp plc (VP.) has announced results for its half-year ended 30th September 2021 emphasising “a strong and continuing recovery in all of our businesses”. This sounds encouraging.
Evil Knievil: “the best time to kick a man is when he is down.” The great bear raider is correct, especially in these crazy times when so many frauds or near bankrupts seem able to defy gravity as the believers still belief and continue to BOTFD, so providing share price support. But in some cases even the believers are starting to smell the coffee.
Plastic products company Coral Products (CRU) has announced its results for its half-year ended 31st October 2021 and that it “remains confident of the group’s future prospects”. This sounds encouraging.
SkinBioTherapeutics (SBTX) has announced results for its year ended 30th June 2021 emphasising “transformational” progress. So what is this?
Packaging group Macfarlane (MACF) has published a trading update including news that it “now expects the group will exceed its previous expectations for the full year”. Sounds good!
Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) has made an “operational update” including that preparations continue for Tulu Kapi gold project launch with focus on satisfying all technical conditions by the end of January and preparing the community and that it is on track to update and upgrade the Mineral Resource Estimate at the Hawiah copper-gold project before the end of this year.
OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced the launch of a new sports nutrition product range, LeanBiome, with a supply & licensing agreement with “a leading global player in beauty & nutrition”. What of a current share price response up to 42.5p?
Horizonte Minerals (HZM) has announced it has raised £147.4 million (approx. $197 million) at 7p per share and an open offer for up to $8 million as part of a $633 million funding package which is expected to complete the funding required for the construction of the Araguaia nickel project in Brazil.
AEX Gold (AEXG) has announced third quarter results and an update including that a Nalunaq project engineering study is on track to be completed by the end of the year and that it is extremely excited by the wider exploration potential of its assets and looks forward to also being able to demonstrate the potential value of its non-gold, strategic mineral assets in due course.
UK technology consultancy group Triad (TRD) announced results for its half year ended 30th September 2021 this month. The shares were 120p before the announcement and are currently available at 120p to buy. We believe the announcement though greatly encourages for the future.
Describing itself as a “value-add AV & IT distributor” to resellers, Northamber plc (NAR) has announced results for its year ended 30th June 2021 showing a post-tax profit of £0.337 million and a proposed dividend per share of 0.4p. However, the shares are up to 62p, a £16.9 million market cap…but there looks significant further value potential.
Atalaya Mining (ATYM) states it is pleased to announce its quarterly and nine-month results for the period ended 30th September 2021, with it emphasising “another strong quarter… robust operational performance, combined with strong copper prices, has seen our EBITDA for the first nine months of 2021 more than triple from the amount generated during the same period of 2020”. So what of a now more than 400p share price?
Coral Products (CRU) has announced the completion of sale of its freehold premises in Haydock and that net proceeds of £3.5 million have been received. This has helped the shares up to 15.5p, but still the proceeds are quite material to a £12.5 million market capitalisation.
Seed Innovations (SEED) has announced a further investment in Leap Gaming and noted it anticipates positive news flow and corporate development from it into 2022.
Recruitment company with a focus on the real estate & built environment sectors Prime People (PRP) has announced its results for its half-year ended 30th September 2021 and that it believes it is well positioned to further respond quickly as markets strengthen. We are ahead on this share tip but is there more to come? You bet!
Wishbone Gold (WSBN) has announced the completion of the acquisition of the Cottesloe project and that drilling preparations are underway at the Red Setter project.
Pharos Energy (PHAR) has announced completion of an infill development drilling programme in TGT field, Vietnam, noting “all four wells testing at rates in line with or ahead of pre-drill expectations” but also that a compressor issue is being investigated. So what’s the net result?
Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) has said that the security situation has improved enough for it to re-start preparations for project launch at the Tulu Kapi gold project in Ethiopia. The shares have responded up to 1p to buy but there should be much more to go. Ceteris paribus we see the shares at 3p+ very soon.
Imperial Brands (IMB) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2021, emphasising “operational improvements supporting growth in net revenue, profit and free cash flow”.
Red Rock Resources (RRR) has announced on its Democratic Republic of Congo interests that it looks forward to further exploration activity after it gets results from a last batch of Luanshimba project (Red Rock 80%) drill samples, that it is investigating cobalt-copper and lithium co-operations and that “recent legal proceedings have been instituted by the company’s local partner, VUP SA, which relate to the project assets” (VUP project – Red Rock 50.1%). After speaking to boss Andrew Bell, the latter is potentially very interesting.
Having been falling from early this month, shares in SkinBioTherapeutics (SBTX) are currently further lower after it announced “OptiBiotix Health Plc has placed 3,636,363 ordinary shares in SkinBioTherapeutics with new and existing institutional investors at a price of 55 pence per share”. With SkinBioTherapeutics CEO Stuart Ashman though arguing “the company is going from strength to strength” and “it is important to attract new investors who are keen to come on board to support us in the next stage of the company’s development, as a commercial entity”, why the further share price fall?
Pharos Energy (PHAR) has announced that “the TGT infill development drilling programme has safely completed ahead of schedule and well within budget”, with a fourth well presently being completed before being perforated and brought onto production to add to three wells already on production.
Castillo Copper (CCZ) states that it “is pleased to provide an update on the company’s copper and lithium assets” and the shares have responded higher above 2p and an approx. £27 million market cap. So what’s the news and where to next for the shares?
‘The best time to kick a man is when he is down’ is a quote from my friend the bear raider Simon Cawkwell, aka Evil Knievil. It is not a reference to individuals who have fallen on bad times for Cawkwell is, sometimes, not that uncharitable, but to shares in companies hitting new lows.
Until recently the playbook for activist short sellers was relatively straightforward. You spend a lot of time and money researching your target. You write a punchy report explaining your thesis in a manner designed to persuade even the most mentally challenged fund manager that they are holding a ticking bomb. You release your report at a time of your choosing and in the resulting share price fall you maybe take a bit off the table to cover your costs. If the report is well researched, accurate, and compelling, it is a reasonable and, in my view, perfectly respectable way of making a living which is beneficial to the integrity of the market in an age where regulators and enforcement agencies are greatly enfeebled.
BP (BP.) has announced third quarter of the year results, emphasising it is delivering significant cash to strengthen finances, growing distributions to shareholders and investing in strategic transformation.
Shares in injection moulded plastic products company Coral Products (CRU) are still around the price they were at before an AGM trading statement despite the statement including that it “has enjoyed a very strong first half to our current financial period. The group will report sales and profits before tax substantially ahead of the same period for last year”. This suggests a buying opportunity.
Asiamet Resources (ARS) has made a “Strategic Partner Secured for BKM Copper Project”-titled announcement. A good deal with the shares currently at 2.45p?
Recommended at a 282.5p offer price in August, shares in Essentra (ESNT) are currently up to 289p on the back of a “Strategic Update and Q3 2021 Trading”-titled announcement. Good news.
Packaging company DS Smith (SMDS) has announced for its half-year it is more than offsetting significant input cost increases, helped by continuing strong structural drivers of growth.
Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) has announced half-year 2021 results, including that the buyout of the project interests of joint venture partner Southern Gold (ASX – SAU) should be completed by the end of the year but that its project work has been restricted.
SkinBioTherapeutics (SBTX) has announced it has commercially launched its probiotic food supplement to help alleviate the symptoms associated with psoriasis, AxisBiotix-Ps.
I am all for patience when it comes to investing, but the forbearance of small retail investors when it comes to continual promises made and broken by small and disreputable companies never ceases to amaze. Amazon and Apple are two examples, often cited by dreamers, of plucky minnows which struggled for years before exploding into being behemoths. If they can do it, the thinking seems to be, why not anyone? Give them more time and money.
Platinum group metals recovery company in South Africa, Sylvania Platinum (SLP) has announced results for the first quarter of its year, including “net profit of $8.6 million… Cash balance of $132.7 million”. Good news?
Summerway Capital (SWC) has announced it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Vertigrow Technology, a UK-based pharmaceutical company specialising in the researching, growing and supply of medicinal cannabis.
Writing on Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) last week with the shares down to 1.04p, we noted a media report clarification and concluded that a significant share price spark was likely on TKGM project progress which we expected within weeks. Now a “Tulu Kapi Update” announcement and the shares are currently up to 1.15p.
Recommending last month shares in developer and manufacturer of touch sensors for use with electronic displays in industrial, self-service and public access equipment, Zytronic (ZYT) at a 175p offer price we noted expected performance ahead of expectations and further potential in a faster return towards previous levels of trading.
Since, a few weeks ago, Matt Earl launched his first bear dossier on Civitas Social Housing (CSH) its shares have fallen by 25% to 91p. The company did issue a response to the first dossier published by the bear raider known as “the Dark Destroyer”.
The latest results from pawnbroker H&T Group (HAT) noted Covid-19 related trading restrictions and reduced high street footfall impact but they still showed profitable resilience and noted growing confidence. We can understand why, given the strains raging inflation will put on household budgets, and predict a return to the 380p+ share price levels of early 2020. At a current 283p offer price (279p when we tipped it two weeks ago) and up to 290p, this is a recovery BUY.
Early stage financial services businesses investment company, B.P. Marsh & Partners (BPM) has announced results for its half-year ended 31st July 2021 and that it “continue to believe in our strategy of investing in people with ambition, and a track record of delivering within their sectors, and this again has been borne out by these results”.
Predominantly precious metals companies investor, Golden Prospect Precious Metals (GPM) has announced results for the first half of 2021, with experienced Chairman Malcolm Burne noting “governments acknowledge gold’s safe-haven protection even if the fickle investment community does not” currently.
Gold producer in the Philippines, Metals Exploration (MTL) states that it “is pleased to announce its quarterly results for Q3 2021” and that further project improvements are coming.
Previously writing on Touchstone Exploration (TXP), three weeks ago we noted ‘shares up on positive Royston-1 drilling, last chance to Buy?’. That was with the shares 103.5p, close to our 105p limit buy price.
Red Rock Resources (RRR) has announced that drilling at the 80%-owned Luanshimba copper-cobalt project in the Democratic Republic of Congo has achieved its primary objective in evidencing that potentially significant mineralisation has taken place within the license area. That sounds good, but how significant is it?
Gold miner in Kazakhstan AltynGold (ALTN) has made an update on the third quarter of the year, with the shares up as it noted that despite lower gold prices “strong production dynamics” still meant revenue was marginally up.
Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced government approval of the Environmental Impact Assessment for the Tavsan project and that its joint venture is to “now proceed through the final permitting and construction phases”.
Union Jack Oil (UJO) states that it “is pleased to announce an update in respect of the West Newton A-1, A-2 and B-1z discovery wells as part of the Extended Well Test programme, accompanied by an updated estimated best estimate in-place oil and gas volumetrics of the Kirkham Abbey reservoir”. The shares have responded more than 6% lower to 18p to sell, so is the news really ‘pleasing’?
Atalaya Mining (ATYM) has published a third quarter update including that it is now increasing its production guidance for the year. This sounds like good news.
You can get borrow and you should. There is a collapsing long position on margin but the real reason to go aggressively short of Chill Brands (CHLL) is the deafening sound of silence. Let me explain.
Last month on PGMs and chrome producer in South Africa Tharisa (THS), we concluded with the shares just above 100p that we look to an anticipated fourth quarter update to further reassure and highlight continuing cash flow and growth potential. Now the company has produced its Q4 update and the shares have risen to 130p.
Fox Marble (FOX) has announced half-year results and on its United Nations Commission on International Trade (UNCITRAL) arbitration proceedings against the Republic of Kosovo that it is “pleased to receive Mr Wordsworth QC’s opinion in support of our case”.
Floorcoverings distributor Headlam (HEAD) has announced that Steve Wilson has “stepped down” as Chief Executive and from the company having “been instrumental in the company’s success throughout his 30 years with Headlam, the last five years as Chief Executive”. Bad news or time for a change?
Castillo Copper (CCZ) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a 90-day option agreement to acquire two granted lithium projects. The shares have responded further higher to 1.8p. Still further to go?
Shares in Central Asia Metals (CAML), having recently been hit further following already sector malaise, have responded 4.5% higher on the back of a Q3 “operations update”. There looks more to come.
Seed Innovations (SEED) has announced a further investment in South West Brands Limited and an update on its Yooma Wellness investment.
Imperial Brands (IMB) is “pleased to report the business continues to perform well… on track to deliver our full-year results in line with expectations”. That suggests upside potential from a below 1500p share price.
Horizonte Minerals (HZM) is pleased to announce that it has received further credit approvals for a project finance facility of up to $346.2 million towards the construction and development of its Araguaia ferro-nickel project in Brazil and the shares have responded up to 8.6p leaving us c20% ahead on this 7 month old share tip.
Life sciences compounds developer OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced results for the first of calendar 2021, emphasising “sales of LPLDL and SlimBiome of £1.076m, a 44.5% increase over H1:2020… pleasing given the continued uncertain global economic environment and challenges of the subsequent waves of COVID-19, particularly in countries like India and the USA”. The shares have currently responded slightly higher, to 50p.
In the last week shares in Cineworld (CNE) rose 25% from 66p to 83p, adding around £230 million to its market cap. To put that number in perspective it represents more that its entire profit before tax in 2019, the last full year without Covid.
Following half-year results from Jadestone Energy (JSE) recently, we noted the financial improvement despite challenges and that with the growth potential suggested the 77p share price too harsh an appraisal. There is now a “Montara H6 well successfully brought onstream”-titled announcement and the shares are further higher.
As things stand at 69p, we are 289% ahead on this share tip but there is much more to come. SkinBioTherapeutics (SBTX) has announced its probiotic food supplement to help alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis, AxisBiotix-Ps, is to launch on 29th October, following highly positive results from its consumer study in May and key commercialisation activities since.
Updating last month on Trinidad and Tobago oil and gas explorer Touchstone (TXP), we noted significant upside potential from the then 85p share price including drilling Royston-1. The shares previously closed at 84p but now we have Royston-1 drilling results and the shares are 103.5p.
Central Asia Metals (CAML) has announced results for the first half of 2021 and said that the outlook for the remainder of 2021 is positive, including strong demand for the metals that it produces.
Two or three weeks ago I clambered off the fence and explicitly told you to short Eurasia Mining (EUA) at 28p. The shares are now 23.6p in the middle. So far so good for we bears but the company is still valued by the market, on a fully diluted basis as there are loads of in the money options, at well over £700 million which is insane. A placing announced yesterday is the cue to add to your shorts.
Miner in Azerbaijan, Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ) has announced results for the first half of 2021 and that “FY 2021 Production guidance of between 64,000 to 72,000 gold equivalent ounces remains unchanged”.
Metals Exploration (MTL) has announced results for the first half of 2021 showing it generating cash and that access to further resource is being developed.
Cash shell Summerway Capital (SWC) has announced it “is currently in discussions with an immediate opportunity in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector”, with the shares accordingly suspended and boardroom changes including the exit of the Queen of tech buy and build Vin Murria.
Ariana Resources (AAU) is pleased to announce recent resource drilling results obtained from the Kepez North area of Kiziltepe, 23.5% owned by the company – emphasising that the area will provide Kiziltepe with a source of high-grade ore for blending with its current processing plant feedstock.
This weekend’s short letter on the N50 website will look at a company whose shares you can trade. Today, I am feeling pretty proud of my take-down of Standard Listed Umuthi (UHS) whose March 4 IPO was to have valued it at £368 million. A series of articles HERE has seen its sole NED resign and nobody now seems to doubt that this is a complete fraud with no business and that the revelations are truly shocking. Sadly, as it is an obvious zero, its shares are suspended but there are lessons. Here are 10 signs that this was a fraud:
Jadestone Energy (JSE) has announced its results for the first half of 2021, reaffirming full-year production guidance of 11,500-13,500 barrels of oil equivalent per day and anticipating 20,000 boe/d towards the end of the year. We are well up on this 69p offer price share tip but where do we go from here?
Mobile data computing and managed services company Touchstar (TST) has announced results for the first half of calendar 2021 and that it “has traded well in recent months, as a result we now expect full profits to be ahead of our previous expectations”. Sounds good.
Early stage financial services businesses investment company B.P. Marsh & Partners (BPM) has made a trading update for its half-year ended 31st July 2021, including that its “portfolio has performed well during the period, and we expect this to continue through the group’s current financial year”.
Gold miner in Kazakhstan, AltynGold (ALTN) has announced its results for the first half of 2021 and that the results of its capital expenditure “look promising”.
Wishbone Gold (WSBN) has announced what it describes as “a big step forward for our plans to drill Red Setter and Cottesloe”. Sounds good – with those considered highly prospective projects in the Patterson Ranges area of Western Australia.
Events have moved apace since this appeared.These shares are not a buy as explained HERE. MyHealthchecked (MHC) has flagged up what we loyal shareholders can all expect to hear about over the next month or so. First up on September 29 when we will get the interim results to June 30 and a Q3 trading update.
Asiamet Resources (ARS) has made a drilling update on its KSK Contract of Work in Indonesia including that the “first three drill holes completed (approx. 440 metres) at BKZ have intersected strong visible copper and polymetallic mineralization outside the current Resource envelope”. This sounds good.
EnQuest (ENQ) has announced its results for the first half of 2021, emphasising strong free cash flow, that it remains focused on improving production across the portfolio and that the Golden Eagle acquisition remains on track to complete around the month-end and will add production, reserves and cash flow.
Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced a half-year production update for its 23.5%-owned joint venture Kiziltepe project in Turkey and said that during September it is expecting the full impact of plant expansion to begin to be seen. That sounds good.
MyHealthChecked (MHC) has made an RNS announcement including that it is “delighted” to now have in place accreditation across its COVID-19 testing service. How delighted should it be with recent developments?
A “West Newton Update” announcement follows, not entirely accurate, comment from Brokerman Dan and bulletin board mutterings. A first point is that West Newton is operated by Rathlin Energy (UK) Limited, with Union Jack Oil (UJO) having a 16.665% economic interest, and therefore not having direct ownership of the situation. So what is the latest update?
A half-year results announcement last month from Essentra plc (ESNT) included “we are now trading ahead of 2019 levels with Q2 revenue up by 2.5% LFL”. The market cap at the end of 2019 was £1.13 billion. At a current 287.5p offer price, it is £870 million. It may not be the most exciting company on Earth but that is usually not a bad thing. We regard it as a recovery buy.
Two dogs, covered extensively on Shareprophets.com where i am short are leaving it rather late to come up with the goods. Chill Brands Group (CHLL), formerly Zoetic, has until Tuesday to publish its results to March 2021 (and that’s after a Covid extension) and Supply@Me Capital (SYME) has stated that a trading update is “expected” this month.
More good news! Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) has announced that a current Hawiah project drilling programme is nearing completion with approximately 14,000 metres of the 15,500 metre programme having now been drilled and “results indicate we will within a few months be in a position to report a larger resource at higher grade”.
MyHealthChecked (MHC) has welcomed a UK government announcement that COVID-19 testing companies will be removed from the approved list if they advertise misleading prices, emphasising that it provides “clear, transparent and market competitive pricing… also ensures a high standard of service and robust laboratory capacity planning methods to ensure customer needs are met”.
A Tulu Kapi funding announcement from Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) has helped the shares slightly higher. Positive then, but that the shares remain below the 2.375p of as recently as April tells it is not completely so.
Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced it will pay a dividend of 0.35p per share by 26th September, with further payments to then follow.
A “Guidance and Operations Update” from Jadestone Energy (JSE) notes work necessary to restore production from the Skua subsea wells and the revised cost of the H6 infill well at Montara, where the well has been sidetracked due to mechanical equipment issues, as well as that it is still awaiting clarity on Maari offshore New Zealand government approvals timing. However, “average full-year 2021 production guidance of between 11,500-13,500 boe/d remains unchanged”.
Trinidad and Tobago oil and gas explorer Touchstone (TXP) has made a second quarter operational and financial update, including emphasising it is confident its funding capacity together with operations are sufficient to complete a budgeted four well development program as well as drilling Royston-1, one of a number of milestones it forecasts to achieve in the second half of the year.
SkinBioTherapeutics (SBTX) has delivered a “Business Update” including that the commercial launch of AxisBiotix-Ps is on track for Q4 and has further encouraging potential, that SkinBiotix manufacturing scale-up with Croda (CRDA) is progressing to schedule and 30th June year-end cash totalled £4.6 million. Sounds good.
Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ) has announced a maiden JORC Mineral Resource for its Zafar polymetallic deposit in the Gedabek contract area, Azerbaijan, which it argues is “extremely encouraging and will help underpin the company’s future long-term production growth”.
On February 3 2021 I published a damning 60 Red flag dossier on a fraud called Zoetic (ZOE) with the shares at 76p. The response was utterly poisonous.
OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced further growth with an agreement to extend the territories of its deal with Seed Health.
Gold miner in Egypt, Centamin (CEY) has announced half-year results emphasising “a strong financial and operating performance”. Now capitalised at £1.19 billion, do the results suggest value?
Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced further drilling results from the producing Kiziltepe part of its 23.5% owned joint venture, including that “multiple structures were intercepted at each tested point… what is immediately apparent from our latest understanding is that there is an area of not fully quantified resource potential”. Further promise then.
Updating on international specialist staffing group Empresaria (EMR) on a half-year trading update last month with the shares at 80p, we concluded there looked further to go as further evidence of recovery building and that a full recovery can be delivered, as well as cost action taken, showed. The shares last closed at 81p but are currently up to 91p to sell on half-year results.
BP (BP.) has announced second quarter of the year results emphasising “generating value for our shareholders today while we transition the company for the future”. Sounds good, but what’s the detail?
FastForward Innovations – now Seed Innovations (SEED) – was a recommendation last year on the N50 website which also features writers here Tom Winnifrith and Steve Moore. That was at a 6.2p offer price, noting the discount to NAV looked severe and looking for operational progress and increased interest particularly in the health area to propel NAV forward again. Little more than two months later the shares had already reached 12p to sell despite the company then stating “it is naturally a more challenging market for fundraising, which could delay the roll-out of future growth plans”. We banked gains, but there has been operational progress, though the shares are currently available at an 8.4p offer price.
Red Rock Resources (RRR) has made Australian gold joint venture and DRC copper-cobalt project drilling updates and, though the shares are still up from circa 0.5p a year ago, at 0.625p they are down from more recent levels this year and are, in fact, back at our original tip price. So what’s the story? Well it is one of more non-delivery from Andrew Bell. Great potential but a CEO not doing what he said he would do.
Early in July we noted shares in Europe’s leading floorcoverings distributor Headlam Group (HEAD) looked a recovery buy at a 495p offer price, considering there clear potential for outperformance of forecasts based on the trading momentum and the operational improvement programme being implemented. A “Pre-Close Trading Update” sees the shares currently at 528p. Is there still further upside?
OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has made a “Trading and commercial update” including that sales are ahead of its expectations for the first six months of the year and that it “believes it is in a strong position to meet or exceed its full year sales forecast”. The shares have currently responded up to 49.5p but there looks much further to go.
International staffing group Impellam (IPEL) has announced results for the first half of the year and that it is seeing “increasing positivity in our customer demands for our managed service and talent solutions across our markets”. This sounds encouraging.
Recommending shares in international specialist staffing group Empresaria (EMR) at a 70p offer price last month, we stated there looked reason for confidence that following updates will show further evidence of recovery building and that a full recovery can be delivered – also noting cost action taken last year should come through. Now there has been a half-year trading update and the shares are currently up to 80p.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced second quarter of the year results, including stating “strong commercial execution” and “we are likely to deliver full-year Adjusted EPS towards the better end of our guidance range”. So where now for the shares?, with they currently having responded back up to 1400p.
Gold producer in the Philippines, Metals Exploration (MTL) has announced quarterly results, including noting production challenges but also that it believes it is well placed for the second half of the year.
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DS Smith (SMDS) “is pleased to announce the proposed sale of its De Hoop paper mill in the Netherlands to De Jong Packaging for a cash consideration of €50 million (c. £43 million)”. Good news from this leading provider of sustainable paper-based packaging?
Ariana Resources (AAU) “is pleased to announce its half-year 2021 production update for its joint venture Kiziltepe Mine” (Ariana: 23.5%) in Turkey. So what makes it ‘pleasing’?
Bulls and bears in tech investment company Tern plc (TERN) can at least agree on one thing: the key to the investment case is its holding in Device Authority Ltd (DA Ltd), a provider of security solutions for IOT products. Tern holds 56.8% of DA Ltd’s equity and has to date lent it £3.1 million in convertible loan stock. The stake is carried at £12.8 million on the balance sheet (valuing the whole company at £22.5 million), representing 58% of the value of the portfolio. It is DA Ltd’s perceived potential that has seen Tern’s shares trade at multiples of its book value and been the hook upon which it has hung the majority of its 16 placings to date.
Castillo Copper (CCZ) has announced an update which emphasises “up to 9% copper in Big One Deposit assays plus more visible mineralisation up to 26m thick”. More good news?
Centamin (CEY) has issued a second quarter 2021 report, emphasising “in line with budget and on track to meet 2021 guidance”. Is there still attractive upside from a current 102p share price?
Ariana Resources (AAU) has made a “Significant Resource Update: Kepez North”-titled announcement and also is “exceptionally pleased to be able to announce the details of the company’s dividend distribution plan”. Should investors be also?
We previously updated on Wm Morrison Supermarkets (MRW) including noting Apollo Global Management stating that “it is, on behalf of certain investment funds managed by it, in the preliminary stages of evaluating a possible offer for Morrisons” meant that we could still see further upside potential with a competitive bid situation developing. There has now been a further announcement from Apollo.
Union Jack Oil (UJO) has announced news on the West Newton B-1Z well, in which it has a 16.665% interest, that it is “encouraged by the indications of permeability of the lower portion of the Kirkham Abbey under test, and the initial recovery of hydrocarbons to surface”. What’s the detail of the ‘encouragement’?
Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) has made an “Operational Update” including that the legal transfer of the Southern Gold (ASX – SAU) holding in the Kochang and Gubong projects in South Korea was finalised this week and emphasising “a clear plan to bring about gold production commencing at the Kochang gold and silver mine”.
Castillo Copper (CCZ) has announced that latest drilling at the Big One deposit in Queensland, Australia “has clearly verified material extensions to known mineralisation… the clear follow-on implication is potentially a larger underlying system then initially envisaged”. This sounds good.
A trading update earlier this month from Headlam Group (HEAD) included “total revenue for the year-to-date is now in-line with the 2019 comparator, having been slightly below for the four months to 30 April 2021” and “the company’s Operational Improvement Programme delivering revenue growth opportunities and cost improvements”. This combination suggests there is further recovery value in the shares.
Pharos Energy (PHAR) President & CEO Ed Story argues in a half-year ‘trading & operations update’ “pleased to be able to report a period of progress for the group”, but the shares have currently responded lower to 23.8p.
There are two ways of viewing IQE plc (IQE). One, mine, is correct. The other, as pushed by the share promoters, the numerous corporate brokers and financiers who see its constant demands for fresh debt and equity as something of a gravy train, is not. Let’s start with those who are wrong.
Kier Group (KIE), recommended in May at a 114.6p offer price, has made a trading update including “full year results are anticipated to be moderately ahead of the board’s expectations” and the shares are currently at 126p. More to come?…
Tharisa (THS) has announced “record quarterly chrome concentrate output and increased PGM production supported by stronger pricing” and the shares have nudged up to 130p.
Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced drilling results obtained from the Kokkinoyia sector of the Magellan project in Cyprus, emphasising “the average grade across the whole length of the mineralised zone in this first hole demonstrates economically significant levels of copper and gold accumulation”. This is particularly good news as the current Kokkinoyia JORC Resource Estimate is just for copper – c.5Mt at 0.7% Cu for 36,000t Cu (‘Inferred’).
FTSE-100 pharma and healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is currently engaged in somewhat of a battle with well known activist investor Elliott Advisors. However, that is about the level of change as change is coming and Elliott is only involved as it “believes GSK has a substantial value creation opportunity – 45% upside in its share price – ahead of Consumer Health separation and greater beyond”. We concur that there is an attractive value creation opportunity here…
At 425p, shares in fully fibre-based, innovative packaging for consumer goods company DS Smith (SMDS) are well up on our 321.8p offer price November recommendation but is there more to come, particularly following results for its year ended 30th April 2021 and “accelerated opportunities a post-Covid-19 world offers”?…
MyHealthChecked (MHC) has made a trading update, emphasising “the first half of 2021 has seen a transformation of our business” and the shares have responded more than 7% higher to 3.8p – so what’s the transformation?
Formerly Sterling Energy and searching for years for a transformative M&A deal, this company is now Afentra (AET), emphasising “a complete transformation in recent months”. Many such-described moves are not particularly transformative but this one looks like it could indeed be…
Wm Morrison Supermarkets (MRW) is “pleased to announce” a recommended offer for the company from Fortress Investment Group at 252p per share plus a 2p per share dividend. That compares to a 181.75p offer price recommendation on this website just in January this year…but also a current 267.5p share price. Why the latter?…
Red Rock Resources (RRR) has announced that a drill programme has begun at the Luanshimba copper-cobalt project in the Democratic Republic of Congo and a contract for a drill programme at its Mikei gold project in Kenya. Is a share price response up slightly to 0.825p reasonable?…
Castillo Copper (CCZ) has announced drilling results which extend known mineralisation and suggest copper density is higher than initially thought at the Big One deposit, Mt Oxide project in Queensland, Australia.
Touchstar (TST) is a stock we were previously confident on early last year but exited on covid-response related challenges at a 21% loss. The shares went on to fall below 40p and though they have already recovered to a current 85p offer price, a recent AGM statement provides further confidence…
Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced completion of capital reduction proceedings and “excellent Kepez North drilling results”. What’s the detail and import?…
Misguided excitement over the imminent IPO of investee company Wyld Networks has propelled the shares of Tern plc (TERN) to 27.5p, giving it a market value of £88 million and providing, in my opinion, a decent entry point for a short position.
After what even the company admits has been a “lengthy” process (just a bit!), Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) is “delighted that at a pre-deal market capitalization of £13 million the company has just doubled the assets of the business for a cost of approximately £7 million”. Is it right to be delighted?
EnQuest (ENQ) has announced a proposed issuance of equity “in line with the announcement on 4 February 2021”. So what was that announcement and what is the proposed equity issuance and its impact?
MyHealthChecked (MHC) has announced an acquisition which it emphasises represents expansion which sits well alongside its home-administered postal genomic testing services and currently its COVID-19 sample collection kit and service.
Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced that its annual report is now expected next month “due to delays experienced as a result of continuing restrictions on travel to and within Turkey”, but that it is also now pleased to update the market on its operations…
Atalaya Mining (ATYM) has made AGM and Reserves statements, including emphasising “substantial, unexploited mineral resources in the vicinity of our modern 15 Mtpa mill and related infrastructure, together with a very prospective land package with world class exploration potential, offer compelling opportunities for continued growth of our company”. So what’s led to this statement?
Power Metal Resources (POW) “is pleased to announce the execution of an agreement to acquire two exploration properties in Nevada USA” and results from further geochemical soil sampling and geological mapping on the Morula target at the South Ghanzi project in the Kalahari Copper Belt, Botswana. What’s the detail and potential import?…
The latest results from staffing group Impellam (IPEL) included it emphasising “we are well placed to take advantage of a return to growth”. We have longer-term macroeconomic concerns, added to by the response to Covid-19, but do accept there is strong upcoming macroeconomic recovery potential. Many stocks in the recruitment sector have already responded, doubling and much more but here a current 294p to buy compares to a low of 220p and we see recovery potential back to 375p+. That makes the shares a recovery buy.
Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) “is pleased to provide an operational update”, but the shares are currently relatively flatlining at 1.85p so what’s the news?
Lucian is short of Eurasia Mining (EUA) and for a host of reasons I think he is right to be short. One of those reasons is a mystery shareholder. Lucian has written to Eurasia’s boss Christian Schaffalitzky and his letter, still not having received a response after several days, follows:
Having agreed to spend Australian$0.5 million on exploration at the Central Menzies gold project within a 9-month option period, Empire Metals (EEE) has announced the commencement of exploration activities covering the four exploration licences – a potential catalyst for a share price re-rate from a current £8.8 million market capitalisation.
Castillo Copper (CCZ) has announced that work has begun on 26 drill-holes for 2,828 metres at the Big One Deposit – which looks to kick-off months of exciting activity for the company…
Recommending shares in J Sainsbury (SBRY) as an Income portfolio buy in November at a 199.7p offer price, we noted grocery and general merchandise sales had remained strong to date in its second half of the year and suggested a 260p+ share price achievable. Little more than 7 months later the shares are already nearly there.
More recent positive news from the recruitment sector with group spanning 31 countries Robert Walters (RWA) having announced continued positive momentum materially ahead of market expectations. Its shares have though now more than doubled since October and are not too far off highs reached three years ago. Shares in smaller peer, though still operating in 20 countries across the world, Empresaria (EMR) remained above 40p in October, have previously reached well above 100p, and are currently still below 80p despite the company being set for a summer of positive macro-economic tailwinds and the operational gearing they bring.
OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced its 2020 calendar year results, emphasising improving financials and that it is well placed to exploit a now established low overhead, sustainable business model. It is what we learned in a chat with Steve O’Hara that makes us flag this up as such a STRONG BUY.
Tip of the month last month, UK infrastructure services and construction group Kier (KIE) at a 114.6p offer price has announced the result of an open offer, following completion of its sale of the ‘Kier Living’ housebuilding business.
Pharos Energy (PHAR) has announced a discovery it considers reconfirms the potential for additional oil on the El Fayum concession, Egypt, and that it is about to commence development drilling in the Cuu Long Basin and 3D seismic acquisition in the Phu Khanh Basin, offshore Vietnam. Having helped the shares up to 25.6p, what now?…
An announcement from Jadestone Energy (JSE) contains good news and less good news.
EnQuest (ENQ) has announced a new senior secured borrowing base debt facility of approximately $600 million and an additional amount of $150 million for letters of credit for up to seven years. What is the significance of this?
Insurance businesses investor B.P. Marsh & Partners (BPM) has announced results for its year ended 31st January 2021, emphasising “total shareholder return of 10.1% for the year including the dividend paid in July… remain optimistic that we will be able to secure scalable and high growth investments, which will deliver substantial shareholder returns over time”. That sounds good to us.
Castillo Copper (CCZ) “is delighted to announce that it has successfully raised A$11.7m (£6.4m) before costs”. How delighted should it be?…
Writing on Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) earlier this week, we noted “pleased to announce” results but unacceptable boardroom greed. There is now a “Modification to Executive Bonus Plan” announcement which is a vicyory for Tom Winnifrith and great news for shareholders.
MyHealthChecked (MHC) has announced results for the 2020 calendar year and that “the impact of our COVID testing business is expected to have a material impact on the company’s performance in 2021”, whilst also “a strong pipeline outside of COVID-19 building, life after COVID is exciting, and we enter this phase with growing confidence in the road to delivery”. That sounds encouraging.
Lucian Miers wrote about one aspect of Eurasia Mining (EUA) that smells all wrong to him the other day. My friend and colleague is yet to get any satisfactory answers on that matter. But here is another oddity.