Pathfinder Minerals: the Tory MP, the CEO, the hapless Nomad and the allegations of mortgage fraud

Published 15 days ago

Nick Trew, the CEO of Pathfinder Minerals (PFP) is currently attempting to fight off an EGM request to oust him and Toff Tory MP Sir Henry Bellingham of 3DM infamy from the board. Their record of non delivery should be enough to see them sent packing but another allegation has now been made which - if proven - would make their dismissal a black and white issue. Nomad WH Ireland and AIM Regulation must investigate this at once.

TrakM8: a treble whammy of bad news for it - I'm celebrating

Published 38 days ago

For those of us who have been 100% vindicated with our bearishness on TrakM8 (TRAK) today is a bit of a party because we find ourselves celebrating not one but three pieces of bad news. And we are not the only ones celebrating.
I would imagine that Lorne Daniel, an honourable man, who is the research analyst covering tech round at FinnCap will also be on cloud nine as he will never have to write another supportive corporate broker note on this dog ever again. For the first news is that TrakM8 is switching Nomad and broker from FinnCap to Arden Partners.

Renold – another profit warning, house broker right to ‘remain positive’?

Published 73 days ago

Writing on industrial chains and related power transmission products supplier Renold (RNO) in October it was Again “Trading Update” = Profit Warning. Now another “Trading Update” announcement…

Empresaria – profit warning, legislation changes & macro weakness bite

Published 181 days ago

Previously writing on recruitment group Empresaria (EMR) in the summer, I concluded it one of the more attractive plays in the sector but prevailing uncertainties meant wariness of the industry. A trading update today is headlined “reduced performance in Germany and the Middle East”. Uh oh…

The Mercantile Ports & Logistics fraud - Arden partners now on the record

Published 304 days ago

Over the past few weeks we have published a string of letters sent by a significant shareholder in AIM listed Norfolk Mercantile Ports & Logistics (MPL) to its Nomad Cenkos so that when Mercantile runs out of other people's money as it surely will, the shamed former adviser on the Quindell (QPP) fraud cannot say that "it did not know." Its role is on the record as you can see in our full coverage HERE. Now that same shareholder has written to Daniel Slater, the analyst at co broker Arden Partners responsible for - arguably - the worst research note of 2017.

Why a research note from a house broker is just so much shite - possibly the worst note of 2017, Arden on the Mercantile Norfolk

Published 309 days ago

The house broker on AIM earns its money not from investors but from corporates. It banks £2-4,000 a month as a retainer and then makes 5% commission on any funds it raises. Lovely jubbly, coke and hookers all round. Of course that makes its research less than impartial. Prostitutes do not tell their clients that they have a small dick and so you would not expect Arden Partners to conclude that shares in Mercantile Ports & Logistics (MPL) are worthless crap, which they are. Welcome to a strong contender for the worst research note of the year to date.

Mercantile Ports & Logistics - and a few more things about the shysters

Published 394 days ago

I understand that just as I was publishing yesterday's bombshell on Mercantile Ports & Logistics (MPL) the company was having a phone conference call with the mugs who are invested in an attempt to drum up more support with promises of jam tomorrow. Sorry to rain on your parade chaps. Yesterday's expose should make any sane person run for the hills, but here are a few other matters to consider.

Renold plc – review of post-profit warning AGM & “Directorate Change” announcements

Published 670 days ago

Having warned on profit in February – as reviewed HERE, today there is an AGM update and a “Directorate Change” announcement from industrial chains and related power transmission products company Renold (RNO). Let’s take a look…

Renold plc - another case of “Trading Update” = Profit Warning

Published 831 days ago

“Trading Update” from manufacturer of industrial chains and related power transmission products used in a variety of industries including manufacturing, transportation, energy, steel and mining, Renold plc (RNO) sees the shares currently down more than 25% to 32p. Another case of “Trading Update” = Profit Warning then…

Misleading RNS of the day - Greka Drilling change of Adviser

Published 894 days ago

We've covered AIM-listed Greka Drilling (GDL) before for spinning news (see HERE) and today we have a masterpiece in the dark arts of PR. Whilst what is stated in today's RNS is not untrue, it hardly tells the whole story.

Quindell dumps shares in NARS – market source

Published 1173 days ago

On 20th November Quindell (QPP) denied that it was actively seeking to sell its 24% stake in Nationwide Accident Repair (NARS). Market sources tell me that Arden Partners has today placed out the stock.

Audioboom Group – a far from booming current financial performance, will this change?

Published 1182 days ago

Audioboom Group (BOOM) – which describes itself as “the leading spoken-word audio on-demand mobile platform” - has announced results for an 11 month period ended 30th November 2014. Does “a period of continued growth in its active userbase and content partners” suggest long-term investment promise or is this another over-hyped social media play?

ShareProphets Tip of the Week – Mirada at 13.75p offer – target 24p

Published 1344 days ago

This is the second time we have made this or tip of the week. First time around was at 15.75p but the sods round at Arden then organised a placing which rather kyboshed sentiment, However…

Redhall – another AIM Cesspit zombie: what is the point?

Published 1389 days ago

Another day and yet another profits warning from AIM listed specialist engineering group Redhall (RHL). This is a zombie company in that from an investor’s point of view it is just dead money. But it supports an army of crony capitalists, directors and various City parasites.

Mirada Placing - Buy but we are angry

Published 1412 days ago

Mirada (MIRA) has announced 28 million new shares have been conditionally placed at 12.5p each to raise a gross £3.5 million (net £3.3 million). We are angry about certain matters but the shares are cheap.


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