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Published 5 days ago
VSA Resources is house broker to Bacanora (BCN) but has visited its operations and come back initiating its coverage with a detailed report, below.
Published 13 days ago
FinnCrap (FCAP) has today listed on AIM having raised £3.75 million of new monies while insiders dumped £1.25 million of shares on mug punters. Unfortuanately for smug Sam Smith and the FinnCrap team a statement on current trading from Numis (NUM) shows just why FinnCrap rushed to get its own IPO away and why it should be avoided like the plague.
Published 24 days ago
Just under 200 UK companies have been tipped by 16 brokers and 26 professional tipsters tracked by Stockomendation during the last seven days. Overall tip sentiment was positive for a majority of tipped companies (70%), and negative for a small minority (10%). In this week’s issue, we highlight the most frequently tipped company, as well as those firms with the highest consensus positive and negative ratings.
Published 30 days ago
This is not a story about Milestone (MSG) now known as Catenae (CTAE) or even its former CEO Deborah White who should have been sent to prison for what she did there. Instead it is about a corrupt City broker which deserves to be brought to task.
Published 32 days ago
SVS Securities did a bailout placing for the fraud MySquar (MYSQ) days before its downfall, knowing full well that the company was a wrong ‘un. That had to be reversed PDQ as it emerged that the ex CEO had half inched almost a million quid.. Suffice to say it will act for almost anyone and its reputation is of being a thoroughly low grade and morally bankrupt operation. So when it quits an account to protect its reputation you know that the company in question is toxic. Welcome to long time uber dog Tomco (TOM)
Published 36 days ago
Following the recent placing, the house - thus not impartial - broker VSA has rejigged ita valuation for Columbus Energy (CERP) in the detailed note below. The price target comes down from 25p to 21.4p to reflect the dilution but at 3.7p the stance remains buy. I agree with the conclusion but am not so sure that the price target is not a tad ambitious.
Published 51 days ago
I start by referring you to a video just up of my labour of love, the Greek Hovel, which you can see HERE. Then I take apart the bullish nonsense about the stockmarket Malcolm Stacey served up yesterday HERE. Finally I look at IPOs planned for the next few weeks such as that of Sam Smith's FinnCap and broker AJ Bell. Why oh why go now? Surely they are both either mad or desperate? I discuss in detail why both should be avoided like the plague, referring also to the Funding Circle IPO debacle.
Published 61 days ago
A few days ago I showed hard evidence that the 2002 IPO of First Derivatives (FDP) was based on false earnings. That was dismissed by supporters as being so long ago that it did not matter. It does! But how about we move to the issue of whether reported earnings in the past three years are "real" or cooked up. I suggest it may well be the latter in which case the stock is going to tank at some stage, soon, when investors realise this. Let me explain...
Published 66 days ago
It’s been an eventful week on AIM. Patisserie Holdings’ (CAKE) announcement of “significant, and potential fraudulent, accounting irregularities” on Wednesday blindsided the investment community. Urals Energy (UEN) is comparatively smaller, but the company’s discovery of an unauthorised loan made with its funds – meaning the firms “working capital position will be significantly constrained” – brought some more unwanted bad press; UEN shares slid 31.3% since the announcement. With AIM firms making the news, we take at the current state of broker and tipster sentiment towards AIM over the last 30 days.
Published 73 days ago
It’s been a busy week in the markets, with a number of big names announcing their latest figures. In this week’s article, we cover broker and tipster reaction to a handful of trading updates that have attracted our attention over the last seven days.
Published 79 days ago
Some of you will be aware of my whining about market makers and house broker games played out on the trading floor of AIM. I am sure some of you think these are merely conspiracy theories of a blogger and attempted to explain negative share price movements on a particular day. I'm not going to rehash my market maker theory again, instead, lets discuss a the role of a house broker, I guess these creatures are right at the top of the tree, along with bankers, as a breed of creatures we hate because we feel they cannot be trusted, and yet we are effectively held to ransomed because of the duty they perform.
Published 92 days ago
Brokerman Dan Levi has again today insisted that Angus Energy (ANGS) is doing a placing. It will clearly have to do one at some stage soon but right now Daniel is being played, as was I last week. I sense market abuse here and once again the name Chris Oil, a man with form when it comes to market abuse and other nonsense, comes to the fore. As a reminder
Published 96 days ago
Update. Two thirds of this podcast stands. The ramping and share dealing comments are 100% fair and very serious. But there is no placing as this podcast suggests - I was "played" as explained HERE. David Lenigas is leading the ramping of Angus Energy (ANGS) shares as you can see below. A placing is on the runway, Then there is the issue of the shares sales by America 2030 of shares ex CEO and Company founder Jonathan Tidswell-Pretorious claimed to own as we reported here. Quite simply what Angus stated in RNS statements which is what we reported is not what happened and it has failed to acknowledge that and what has happened since. Until it does new Nomad and broker Stockdale must surely stop any placing going ahead - there will be one one day. Listen and despair of the AIM Casino.
Published 104 days ago
A reliable City source tells me that Reabold (RBD) spent much of yesterday attempting to get a £10 million fund raising away. If this is the case it is going to have to be at a steep discount and the shares are trading down 9% at 0.75p-0.85p indicating something is afoot. I have contacted house broker Turner Pope giving it the chance to deny and…
Published 108 days ago
Today I explained HERE the mounting Badger scandal at cash-strapped Andalas (ADL) as it gears up for a bailout placing. In this podcast I explain why all involved should be concerned that they are not party to Securities fraud, notably Nomad Beaumont Cornish and broker Novum Securities - home to scallywag Gavin Burnell of Globo (GBO) infamy. This is a real test case for the integrity of the AIM Casino and I explain why.
Published 110 days ago
Shore Capital is the recently appointed house broker (and Nomad) to AIM-listed online ladies wear outfit Sosandar (SOS) and is thus hardly going to publish a sell note. Last night it released a broker note which has dropped into my inbox, and it has slapped a “present fair value” price of 50p on the shares. Normally one might treat such notes with a bit of caution for over-egging the pudding – after all, this broker note tells us that it is a marketing communication and as such I would expect the best case scenario to be put. But in this case I wonder about that. Here is why...
Published 128 days ago
There is one aspect of the latest commentary from Align Research regarding Alba (ALBA) and BlueJay (JAY) with which I disagree strongly. Align argues that Alba must be cheap becuase it has similar assets to Bluejay and the Horse Hill stocks yet trades on a fraction of the ratings of Bluejay and the HH stocks. Surely it could just be that "the field" are grossly overvalued? Of Course I have very real issues with Bluejay and its shamed Nomad and broker SP Angel of MySquar infamy. But over to Align which opines:
Published 129 days ago
“There is nothing like losing all you have in the world for teaching you what not to do. And when you know what not to do in order not to lose money, you begin to learn what to do in order to win. Did you get that? You begin to learn!”
Published 129 days ago
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.
Published 132 days ago
My patience with BlueJay Mining (JAY) and its Nomad and broker SP Angel is now wearing thin. Yesterday I explained how the two grotestquely misled investors with an RNS. I have emailed John Meyer at SP Angel today with a follow up question which he and his firm just seem unwilling to answer. It is a critical question and the silence is deafening.
Published 137 days ago
The previous record number of tips captured and performance-tracked by Stockomendation was smashed in July, with over 1,600 new stock tips and broker ratings added to our platform across 23 brokers and 40 professional tipsters. Tip activity in July was the at its highest since April – coinciding with quarterly trading updates for many firms – representing an increase of 81% on the number of tips tracked during the same period last year. This surge in tips was mainly driven by brokers, with tipster activity remaining in line with previous months.
Published 164 days ago
Newly-listed firm Cake Box (CBOX) has been making headlines, as its share price rocketed over 40% in the space of a few days since the company’s IPO last week. Meanwhile, speculation continues to mount over the specifics regarding Aston Martin’s expected IPO later in the year. With new listings making the news, we take a look this week at broker and tipster stances towards firms following their admission to the London Stock Exchange. Using IPO data going back to the beginning of 2015, we retrieved broker and tipster recommendations in the calendar year following each new listing. A “Buy” or “Risky Buy” rating is scored as a 5, a “Hold” rating as a 3 and a “Sell” or “Avoid” rating as a 1. The data throws up some interesting results, which are summarised in the two charts below.
Published 182 days ago
I know sweet FA about Thor Mining (THR) other than its CEO knows a lot about snakes from his time in the field. And that is it, so I make no comment about what follows other than to say that in this private email sent to the chosen few the broker has not held back and has used very un-broker-esque language. He opines:
Published 189 days ago
Okay, VSA Resources is the house broker so it is paid to be bullish but could these shares really be a five bagger plus? Analyst Oliver O’Donnell reckons so and opines:
Published 193 days ago
As noted many times, but most recently in bearcast yesterday, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is running on fumes. It quite simply does not have the cash to both cover its (bloated) PLC costs and fulfil its exploration commitments for the rest of calendar 2018. Thus a City source close to the situation tells us that ShoreCap is - as we speak - sounding out investors about a £5 million placing. And it is struggling to find any demand.
Published 213 days ago
Hello Share Braves. I’m so disgusted with the sort of person who’s now common and becoming more frequent in Shareland, that I’m actively pursuing other ways to glean an honest income from my pile. You only have to look at what Tom is having to put up with these days to have sympathy with my current jaundiced view of the Big City.
Published 214 days ago
"So who is this David Moyes?" Asked the Mrs after I said that he had been sacked. Surely not knowing who is the (now ex) manager of West Ham is grounds for divorce or at least a trip to Relate? I ponder what as a Republican I should do tomorrow before hoping that both sides lose the FA Cup Final. Then I turn to the looming cash crisis at Sound Energy (SOU) how my most excellent broker, Mr Antony Laiker, stopped me being a real tit and losing a packet on Interquest (ITQ), at Scotgold (SGZ) and at Carpetright (CPR).
Published 217 days ago
It is the house broker so not impartial. I think the target for Premaitha (NIPT) is too low and bought more shares this morning in the secondary market. But here is the Finncap take in a 20 page note:
Published 217 days ago
I cannot hide my pleasure at today's catastrophic news from Audioboom (BOOM). Media companies should believe in free speech - Rob Proctor's outfit buckled at once forcing me to move bearcast elsewhere. And now Proctor's company faces possible bankruptcy in four weeks time. Ha fucking ha. This is a shambles.
Published 227 days ago
Hello Share Trippers. At the grand opening of that great Global Group Uk Investor Show just passed, Nigel Wray, perhaps Britain’s sagest investor, our own Warren Buffet, observed that the private investor gets a poor deal all round. How very true. The gathering of 3,000 of you at Westminster really did give PIs a voice, it is a start.
Published 234 days ago
Hello, Share Buyers. Like me, you probably have a nasty taste in your mouth over the way the insolvency of the broker Beaufort Securities is being handled. Never in my wildest dreams did I believe that ring-fenced share and cash accounts were not secure. And my inquiries of professionals in the Big City shows that most of them were unaware of such loopholes either.
Published 242 days ago
Yesterday, Cynical Bear pointed out what a joke Xeros (XSG), a company trying to revolutionise the world of washing machines and another dog from the Woodford stable was becoming. The Nomad and broker is Jefferies but now you see how Chinese Walls operate.
Published 278 days ago
Beaufort clients will get their cash and shares back but it looks as if it may take a while. Special Administrators to the City broker, PWC, has just written to all customers and it looks as if this is an almighty mess. I suspect there are a few connected with Beaufort who will be sweating. PWC writes:
Published 279 days ago
Okay, Bluebird (BMV) is a corporate client of broker SP Angel so take this report with a pinch of salt but analyst John Meyer is no fool - although he sometimes lacks a sense of humour. And the 24 page report is very detailed. And of course we own the shares and I do think they are cheap at 3.8p although I'm not sure that i am as optimistic as Meyer. Anyhow, he is the expert and writes:
Published 286 days ago
Thumbing through the top list of losers today I can’t help but notice that AIM-listed Sabien Technology (SNT) is top dog, so to speak, having dropped 36% today on no news. I wonder what is behind this drop! Does somebody know something?
Published 288 days ago
Hello, Share Tickers. Search the financial pages as I might, I could find no mention that Beaufort Securities has fallen into liquidation. It seems that to the press, the BBC et al, the fact that a broker with 20,000 private clients goes bust doesn’t count for anything.
Published 291 days ago
Its troubles started with a rogue salesman last year. Beaufort fessed up and compensated clients but the FCA insisted on a total overhaul of its compliance systems and clients found themselves unable to withdraw cash for a while. Broking is a tough business anyway with the staff demanding the fat via bonuses in good years and the shareholders picking up the tab in bad years. And so that run in with the FCA was the straw that broke this camel's back. The FCA said it feared Beaufort was insolvent and so...
Published 295 days ago
Is @HemoGenyx the corporate account of HemoGenyx (HEMO)? Sadly PR poltroon Paul "Queenie" McManus of Walbrook and pouting brokerette Lucy Williams of Peterhouse have yet to return my calls as I pose this question. But since the lamentable Walbrook has tweeted directed to @HemoGenyx in the past they are either complete idiots (well they are) or that is all the confirmation one needs. Which makes the last two tweets on this account all the more outrageous. You can see them below. Bear in mind there has been no supporting RNS.
Published 310 days ago
Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has served up a trading statement which is, to use the technical term, nonsensical bollocks. But the shares are a very strong hold, at worst, at 1.95p.
Published 313 days ago
As it happens, I reckon that Falanx (FLX) shares, which we own, are a stand out buy as well after yesterday's superb news. My thoughts will follow in due course. First up is the joint broker, Beaufort, with its thoughts and its video interview with boss Mike Read.
Published 316 days ago
In the wake of the recent fund raise by Obtala (OBT), the company's house broker VSA has slashed its price target from 36p to 25p but it is forecasting EPS of 1.6p for calendar 2018 and with massive asset backing, explains in a detailed note out today, why the shares will double from the current 12.625p mid. We own the shares and, for what it is worth, I agree with analyst Edward Hugo.
Published 361 days ago
You know that I am bullish on Falanx (FLX) after its recent trading statement, I explained why and gave hard forecasts HERE. House broker Beaufort is p;aid to be bullish so take its words with a pimch of salt. However...
Published 362 days ago
The statement from BOS Global (BOS) saying that its shares were being suspended pending clarification had to be released twice as the fucktards currently in charge got it wrong first time around. That says it all really.
Published 368 days ago
I have pointed out earlier that Peterhouse Corporate Finance has real issues in trying to get away a placing at 0.25p or perhaps 0.1p in AIM dog BOS Global (BOS). With the shares at 0.7p bid some may be tempted but before they send cash over to broker Peterhouse they do know the broker cannot do a placing don't they? Er.. something else Peterhouse is not telling its clients maybe?
Published 369 days ago
Shares in BOS Global (BOS) a company teetering on the edge of insolvency and where the Nomad has already announced it is walking now trade at 0.85p-1p. Beware: broker Peterhouse is trying to do a placing at as little as 0.1p. I have written to Peterhouse in the spirit of the season as you can see below.
Published 370 days ago
Broker VSA - which is house so not impartial - has published a deatiled research report on Columbus Energy (CERP) explaining why the shares, at 5.4p, are worth 26p. It writes:
Published 388 days ago
Some folks have no shame. I talk not of serial promoter of dogs and frauds Gavin Burnell but of AIM Regulation who are allowing another Burnell backed "winner" to list. The high point of Gavin's career was of course Globo which he brought to AIM via an RTO, where he was a very well paid NED, made a killing selling shares and which was then exposed as a fraud HERE and went bust within 72 hours. Of course Gavin did nothing wrong. The CV gets better
Published 389 days ago
A leading broker today sums up the bear case for Renewi (RWI). Er Renewis who? Well this used to be Shanks & Mckewan a good Scottish outfit in waste management. But then... over to the broker:
Published 389 days ago
This is interesting. Are the glory days of Fevertree (FEVR) behind it? Is it time to call the top? This is the bear case as presented by a leading broker today. It is an interesting read...
Published 389 days ago
I am a bear of Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) but here is a leading broker in a private email to his clients putting the bear case very eloquently indeed. Here is why you should sell your shares in the company best known for the now infamous Gatwick Gusher !
Published 393 days ago
Top broker Andrew Monk is such a n ice guy that he wants to pay for your Christmas. Not actually pay - be serious he is a broker after all. But he has a share tip which he reckons is a slam dunk cert to race ahead in the next five weeks and pay for Christmas. Just call him Father Christmas.
Published 399 days ago
We have had no news from the Inspirit (INSP) boiler room run by John Gunn and once graced by the great Dave Lenigas since its last placing completed in early September. By my maths the company is once again insolvent so how about another placing Mr Gunn? As a reminder of the maths...
Published 400 days ago
When Fishing Republic (FISH) joined the AIM Casino at 15p in June 2015 it published an admission document bulging with red flags which I pointed out in numerous articles HERE. But brokers Northland pumped the stock shamelessly up to well over 40p to get away more placings. But today the shit hit the fan with a shock (lack of) profits warning but the maggots are only now starting to emerge. At 22.5p this is a zero in waiting.
Published 401 days ago
Apparently broker Cantor Fitzgerald has strict instructions that this note is just for institutional investors and not for the great unwashed, filthy private investors. So I may get a pompous letter oiirdering me to take it down. But since we are loyal shareholders, pro tem.
Published 401 days ago
This must be a candidate for the AIM Casino’s shortest appointment as Nomad: Beaumont Cornish took the reins on 19 October (when ZAI Corporate Finance had its Nomad status revoked) and at no-one-is-watching o’clock on Friday (at 4.47pm) it announced that its shares would be cancelled from AIM first thing on Monday.
Published 406 days ago
Strat Aero (AERO) is quite clearly insolvent. That its shares have not been suspended pending clarification is just another badge of shame for the world's most successful growth market, that is to say the AIM Casino. Today sees another pathetic attempt to sucker in mug punters to try to pump this worthless stock ahead of another bailout placing.
Published 406 days ago
Beaufort Securities is house broker to AIM-listed Concepta (CPT) so you may prefer to take what follows with a pinch of salt. Also worthy of note is that it is owned by FIML (which is owned by a trust for Tom Winnifrith’s dependents) and just to keep Tom Winnifrith happy, here is what Beaufort has to say on yesterday’s disappointing Trading and Order update which he covered in yesterday’s Bearcast when he suggested waiting for the placing expected to follow before piling in.
Published 411 days ago
Maybe the target is a but on the full side but this is the house broker Beaufort talking so it is clearly not impartial. Its mining analyst, Sheldon, is a sensible fellow and the nine page report on Ariana Resources (AAU) is comprehensive. Just to keep Nigel Somerville happy...
Published 413 days ago
Andalas Energy (ADL) has today announced the departure of its, once greatly hyped, chairman Paul Warwick. How will we live without his blog? It has also served up a set of accounts which show that it is without doubt completely and utterly insolvent. If, like its house broker Beaufort whose comment to clients today is a disgrace, you can't read a balance sheet, the notes to the accounts make that 101% clear to all.
Published 416 days ago
Hello, Share Crunchers. Day trading is making a comeback. And after being burnt a lot in the old days, I’m tentatively putting my toe back in the water. Lower spreads (for selected companies) lower broker fees and the abolition of stamp duty on Aim shares are a few of the reasons. So here are a few tips I used to employ and am beginning to follow again.
Published 426 days ago
Natch the AIM listed uber dog Sabien (SNT) never got around to mentioning it but, like Purplebricks (PURP) today, it was censured by the Advertising Standards Agency, ASA, back in January 2013. Good companies just do not need to mislead clients.
Published 427 days ago
What on earth is clueless Nomad SP Angel thinking? Its client MySquar (MYSQ) last week issued a (lack of) profits warning which means that it has either committed securities fraud or merely a massive breach of AIM Rule 11. Investors need to know what its sales were in July (as opposed to the July-September average given) in order to know how bad this will be. I have pressed SP Angel to force a statement and indeed the retained broker Beaufort has - to its enormous credit - also pressed but instead...
Published 431 days ago
I bring you below a twitter exchange with a moron who owns shares in MySquar (MYSQ). There is no hope for some folks, they deserve an inevitable fate of poverty.
Published 431 days ago
Yesterday I produced some quality analysis on why shares in BCA MarketPlace (BCA) will collapse. Predictably the paid shills masquerading as City research analysts have responded. When BCA shares tank as they will inevitably do please do not let hapless broker N+1 Singer forget this ( the underline is mine and suggests that N+1 has not even bothered to read my note before responding with this horse...):
Published 433 days ago
I have written a letter to Nomad SP Angel, broker Beaufort Securities and the oxymorons at AIM Regulation re shamed MySquar (MYSQ). Has it committed a massive breach of AIM Rules or Securities fraud or both and will anyone do anything about it. The letter follows:
Published 449 days ago
Listed in August 2016 on the AIM Casino, LoopUp Group ( LOOP), says that it is a premium remote meetings company. News today is uninspiring and its valuation is crackers.
Published 456 days ago
The scandal at Nyota Minerals (NYO) which should have been booted off the AIM Casino today is deepending and is truly sordid. I have new shocking revelations for you all and incredibly serious questions for the board, for ex Nomad Roland "fatty" Cornish, especially for broker Peterhouse and also for the chocolate teapots at the FCA and the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation.
Published 457 days ago
Today is the day that Nyota was to have been booted off the world’s most successful growth market unless a replacement Nomad had been appointed, Beaumont Cornish having resigned in mysterious circumstances. Of course, today is a Sunday, so we should have heard something on Friday. But as predicted HERE, there was nothing. I guess the shareholders always knew where they stood, but now it is confirmed: you are at the bottom of the heap.
Published 459 days ago
Graphite play Directa Plus (DCTA) was not one of the better new issues of 2016. Nomad and broker Cantor Fitzerald earned a good few shekels raising it £12.8 million at 75p in May 2016. The shares roofed it to 200p but the crashed to 32p by early August this year. At that point Cantor's decided to earn its shekels as retained broker with analyst William Game (pictured below) upgrading his stance from corporate "hold" to "buy". Paid for rampers Proactive reports:
Published 460 days ago
AIM-listed Nyota Minterals (NYO) seems to be leaving things to the wire with reference to the appointment of a new Nomad to replace Beaumont Cornish. The deadline falls over the weekend which presumably means that the guillotine should fall tomorrow if there is no news by close of play.
Published 460 days ago
Tom and I tipped shares in Molins (MLIN) at a 125p offer price in June as we considered that the price did not reflect the potential value following a transformational “Proposed sale of division” announcement earlier that month. The company has now updated with results for the first half of 2017. It is all good news and the shares are still a buy at up to 155p.
Published 488 days ago
VSA is house broker to Obtala (OBT) so is not impartial. Neither am I as we own a small number of shares following a Dragon's Den pitch as the 2017 UK Investor Show. But the price target suggests real upside and VSA's research team is well regarded and since we happily published an uber-negative piece from Evil Banksta the other day, this offers some balance. VSA has tweaked its forecasts
Published 489 days ago
On the morning of 15 August 2017 Sam Smith the curvaceous founder and CEO of Nomad FinnCap sent an email to all her crony capitalist pals across the City boasting about her new bestest friends. That was a mistake methinks. This is all a tad embarrassing as you can see below.
Published 491 days ago
I have no axe to grind here and the caveat is that the house broker is paid by the client to write research so it is not impartial. But the upside predicted here for Egdon Resources (EDR) seems enormous and VSA is more honest than most brokers (okay there is a low bar in that contest) and as a lower risk play on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) ramping this may be of interest. Today's note reads:
Published 491 days ago
Kefi (KEFI) has announced that it has managed to reduce the amount needed to bring the Tulu Kapi project in Ethiopia into production by another $8 million. Following news of the $135 million Oryx funding last month the shortfall Kefi faced was $32 million, it is now just $24 million.
Published 497 days ago
Credit where credit is due. Andalas Energy (ADL) the AIM dog created to fund the lifestyle of Dave "Rule Breaker" Whitby has announced that it has signed a legally binding deal to develop the Jambi-1 30+MW independent gas-fired wellhead power facility in Jambi Province, Indonesia and to procure gas from Pertamina, the global fortune 500 national oil company. Andalas will have a 49% stake in the project and state owned construction outfit PT PP Energy will have 51%. So far so good but hang on Henry!
Published 498 days ago
Following my run for the hills at the weekend, we learn today from AIM-listed Nyota Minerals (NYO) that the former chairman dumped another line of stock last Wednesday (informing the company on Thursday) – 25 million shares. His holding – which started as 90 million shares in lieu of director’s fees – was down to 55 million. Since it is now below 3% he’s free to dump the rest without bothering the RNS system.
Published 498 days ago
I am not sure if Neil Woodford had a big stake but Telit Communications (TCM) ticked all the other red flag boxes for AIM casino disasters waiting to happen. UK Investor Show attendees know that this has been high on the bear's hit list for a while. Today the train wreck happened and as I write, shares in what was the most shorted stock on the casino, are 39% down at 156p. But a £199 million market cap is still a rum and coke. The shares could be 20p and I still would not buy. Pro tem I count this as another big win for the Sheriff of AIM.
Published 498 days ago
Having rather publicly fired its old retained broker Brandon Hill Research on 31 July for being sensible, Echo Energy (ECHO) has today announced it has a new broker Hannam & partners. Who? I must admit that I have never heard of this firm and an RNS search shows it acting for just one other London listed company as its retained broker. But maybe it has a big research capacity to ramp the shares? er...
Published 503 days ago
Shares in Transense Technologies (TRT) are currently retaining their something of a recovery from an end of June “Glencore - Further Contract Win” announcement, following a trading update for the company's year ended 30th June 2017…
Published 505 days ago
Echo Energy (ECHO) the overvalued wannabee oil explorer has today announced that it is firing its retained broker Brandon Hill. This is most unusual.
Published 514 days ago
Last week the Nomad and broker to Nyota Minerals (NYO) announced that they were quitting as of August 17. As I have exposed HERE and HERE the advisers have behaved disgracefully and if there was any justice they would be facing sanction. But I fear that it is Nyota that will suffer.
Published 515 days ago
Our exclusive Winnileaks service has obtained a series of emails from May 3rd 2017 which show that Peterhouse Corporate Finance has misled investors in Nyota Minerals (NYO) - these emails compound the damning evidence of the secret document I published on Wednesday. This is so damning that maybe even the useless clowns at AIM Regulation will take an interest.
Published 518 days ago
The Nomad and broker to AIM Casino listed Nyota Minerals (NYO) have today announced that they will cease to act as of August 17. So Nyota has one month from then to get new advisers or its shares will be booted off the market. Nyota may well be a worthless bag of shit but it is what the Nomad, disgraced scumbags Beaumont Cornish, and broker Peterhouse Corporate Finance are NOT telling you that is the real scandal.
Published 519 days ago
I have in my hand a little piece of paper which means peace in our time said Andalas (ADL) boss Dave "the rule breaker" Whitby as he announced yet another great deal for his company. But like all the other pieces of paper that he has waved in front of his labotomised army of groupies led by cardboard box dwelling sheep shagger Justin the Clown, it is just a worthless piece of paper - just like an Andalas share certificate. Hat tip to Brokerman Dan for that joke.
Published 523 days ago
AIM-listed Frontera (FRR) has announced the appointment of WH Ireland (WHI) as broker to the company. I’m sure they will be very happy together, but in the wake of a series of loan conversions to wipe out debt you might wonder if it is placing ahoy. The good news is that they even tell us that it is!
Published 531 days ago
Earlier in the week the disappointment was that the Italian Badile gas play had flopped. But at least the Moroccan excitement could allow James Parsons, the aggressive stock promoter who runs Sound Energy (SOU), to keep the plates spinning. er...now we have news from Morocco. And it is more bollockese and not great news.
Published 535 days ago
Late on Friday, at no-one is watching O'Clock we learned that Po Ling Low had quit as FD of AIM listed China fraud Aquatic Foods (AFG) with immediate effect. Really? It was 5.21 in London so it was 1.12 in the morning in China. Did Po really walk the plank so late in the evening. Clearly that was just another lie from this slam dunk fraud.
Published 546 days ago
As I had suggested might happen several times, Nomad Stifel has resigned the Fusionex (FXI) account. It could not wait for the AIM delisting on the 26th. Instead it gave notice after hours yesterday that it was quitting as Nomad and Broker with effect from 5PM today. Hooray.Game over.
Published 551 days ago
Shares in Concepta (CPT) trade at 11.875p mid this morning but are according to house broker Beaufort worth 22p. The house broker is biased but the note it has published is interesting for its - conservative - updated forecasts. If the broker is right then in just over six months time these shares will be trading on a 1 year out PE of less than 6 which is insane for a growth play. Judge for yourself. we own shed loads of these shares are will not be selling at anywhere near this price.
Published 554 days ago
House broker Shore Cap has upped its share price target for Solo Oil (SOLO) from 0.8p to 0.9p in a detailed note (below) entitled “Adding helium to the mix”. Following the successful testing of Ntorya-2 and subsequent resource upgrade, and the acquisition of a 10% holding in the appropriately titled Helium One, it has increased its sum-of-the-parts valuation for Solo.
Published 560 days ago
Okay it is from house broker Turner Pope so it is not to be viewed as impartial but then it does not come with a buy or sell stance, this report just gives a deatiled breakdown of the assets and operations of Union Jack Oil (UJO), whose shares -at 0.14p are - I think - cheap.
Published 562 days ago
I suggested yesterday that Toople (TOOP) might not raise the minimum £1.15 million it needs as part of its £2 million Primary Bid placing. Knock me down with a feather.
Published 572 days ago
It seems to be perfectly acceptable for companies on the Casino to complete fundraisings inadequate to see them solvent. Yesterday at 4.22pm shares in AIM-listed Redx Pharma (REDX) were suspended “pending an announcement” by AIM Regulation (the RNS following at 4.35pm – bit of a rush there fellas?) At no-one-is-watching o’clock (6.35pm: after-after-hours) the company announced that administrators had been appointed - just 3 months after the company had apparently raised £12 million in a placing and open offer. Coke and hookers all round for the Nomad and Brokers concerned. Stale bread and water for those sold this particular pup.
Published 573 days ago
Katoro Gold (KAT) was once the joke stock Opera Investments which did appear "accident prone". But it has now had the gold assets of Kibo (KIBO) injected into it, done a fund raise, moved to the AIM Casino and is, apparently, a whole new beast. House broker Beaufort has published a detailed note explaining why the shares should soar from 5.25p to 11.7p. I should note that Kibo retains a 56% stake in Katoro and we own a few Kibo shares.
Published 627 days ago
I wrote about MySQUAR (MYSQ) at the start of the year (HERE) in part because I thought the share price was only going one way and nothing in the many announcements since including yesterday’s result have changed my stance; however, I did want to raise what I believe to be a massive conflict of interest involving its joint-broker, Beaufort Securities, and its lender, Sandabel Capital.
Published 628 days ago
VSA is house broker to Obtala (OBT) so its assessment cannot be deemed to be impartial. However since I agree that the shares are cheap I bring you VSA's detailed initiation note below.
Published 633 days ago
Shore cap is House broker to Amryt Pharma (AMYT) so everything it writes cannot be said to be any way shape or form impartial. And since we own a shed load of the shares we are biased as hell too. Having said that this note is detailed and lifting the target price from 35p to 88p in light of recent news is pretty dramatic given that the shares were 18.5p on Friday when this "most excellent" research note came out.
Published 636 days ago
I explained some time ago why I thought that the management of Bushveld Minerals (BMN) had treated retail investors with clear contempt and why that made the stock uninvestable. In the short term this can go anywhere, in the long run shares in companies run by scumbags usually head south. I wake up and find that the shares are now 7p and so - with a lot of "assistance" from a great broker we can note.
Published 638 days ago
Goldplat (GDP) has announced that it has secured a $2 million short term debt facility from Scipion Capital. The loan is structured as a revolving pre-export facility and is available for 360 days from first drawdown. Interest is LIBOR plus 9.5%pa and repayment and interest are due monthly. Security on the drawn amounts has been granted over GDP’s South African tailings facility. This has prompted house ( thus not impartial) broker VSA to increase its target price by 9% and thus it claims that the shares, at 7.375p offer 63% upside.
Published 650 days ago
RedT Energy (RED) has developed a machine based on vanadium redox flow battery technology for deployment in the commercial and industrial energy storage sector. Unlike the majority of its flow battery peers, RedT’s machines have already been deployed in a number of field test environments with first commercial sales occurring at the end of 2016. So this is a real company. VSA is house broker so clearly biased but analyst Edward Hugo has this morning published a very detailed 25 page note.
Published 653 days ago
AIM listed Eden Research (EDEN) has been engaging on fraudulent deals with related party company Terpenetech for six years now. The first deal was a sale which Eden booked but Terpenetech never paid for. Who cares, Eden kept that debt as a current asset for 5 years. Sure the auditors should have kicked up a fuss, the Nomad should have objected but this is AIM who cares about fraud! Of course the far bigger £600,000 fraud waited until August 2015. It was a panama pump classic as you can see here - but this is AIM and Nomad & broker ShoreCap wanted to earn big commission do a placing so everyone again turned a blind eye. But now the cover up is falling apart.
Published 655 days ago
This morning, after a series of profits warnings, AIM uber dog TrakM8 (TRAK) has announced that there is a bookbuild underway on a £1.66 million bailout placing at just 65p. The shares are now 67p bid so you'd be a moron to participate but conversations are being had between institutional morons and hapless broker FinnCap right now, not withstanding the fact that today's statement lays bare the Nov 28 interim statement as 100% misleading.
Published 658 days ago
And so ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Jiasen’s (JSI) AIM listing is no more. It has become the 24th delisting from our original forty, after its shareholders voted (having been told it would make a fat-track application to NEX) to leave the Casino on the recommendation of the board. The NEX application didn’t happen, with the company claiming that it was now considering listing in Hong Kong. I’ll believe that when I see it.
Published 659 days ago
If you had raised £10 million for the AIM dog Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) less than 5 months ago at 100p then your stance on the stock - at 54p-58p- would be some sort of buy. Oh no. broker Beaufort who did indeed raise that cash has today downgraded its stance to, what may be termed a corporate "hold" (i.e. sell) and makes it clear that the shares will fall allowing lower entry points. I should cocoa. Beaufort today opines after the Bracknor death spiral announcement of Friday - the underlines are mine:
Published 663 days ago
Beaufort is house broker to Armadale Capital (ACP) but its mining analyst Sheldon is a good stick and I am prepared to believe some of what he writes. That is me being generous. I don't want poor Sheldon bursting into tears like foxy brokerette Alice Lane who has, I gather, been again upset by what I wrote here. There really is no pleasing some folks. Anyhow Sheldon reckons the shares will go from 2.5p to 4.4p.
Published 672 days ago
January 2017 was another month of shrinkage for AIM in terms of number of companies.The absolute number was down by a net 9 from 982 to 973 companies with 1 readmission and 10 departures including the fraud African Potash (AFPO) which was relegated, in disgrace, to the NEX Markets lobster pot.
Published 679 days ago
ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) has finally announced the long-awaited buy-back first announced way back last August when launching an Open Offer to pay for it. Hurrah! So it wasn’t a massive spoof to get a fundraising away after all, although the net result of the exercise appears to be a lot more shares in issue and a net inflow of well over half the funds raised.
Published 680 days ago
Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has finally fessed up to the truth of its bust up with Sinophi and is paying the Chinese $250,000 to settle - even last week house broker Beaufort was, with an Advanced steer, suggesting the Chinese would be paying Oncotherapy several million quid. Lets remind ourselves of a timetable of lies, deception and non disclosure.
Published 687 days ago
Okay it is house broker so hardly partial but the disposal made by Vast Resources (VAST) and announced today can't be bad news can it? Over to broker Brandon Hill which writes:
Published 689 days ago
Hello Share Suckers. You’ve may have noticed, but probably haven’t, that I’ve been selling shares in some companies which I am heavily invested in. This is because times are uncertain and success with a few of my favourites, have left them a little top heavy in their pricing territory.
Published 690 days ago
Our October share tip of the month was Sula Iron & Gold (SULA). The Bulletin Board Morons thought we were daft and the shares were 0.18p offer. Today they trade at 0.33p-0.34p so were are heading fora 100% gain and some brokers think we are mad. Broker VSA says the shares are still cheap and reckons fair value is 2.5p. we kid you not.
Published 693 days ago
Last night it was announced that Hulsey Smith, the American who exposed the fraud at the heart of Strat Aero (AERO) using Winnileaks last year, dumped the last of his shares that he received for dropping a legal claim. But look at his statement in the TR1 carefully. Before then , the rescue bailout.
Published 697 days ago
For shareholders in Strat Aero (AERO) who thought it could not get any worse as the company hurtles towards bankruptcy in less than four week's time, we have bad news: it is about to get even worse.
Last year Strat was sued by American Hulsey Smith who demonstrated clearly that the company had lied to investors. Strat said it would fight all the way but then issued 38 million shares and handed over a wodge of cash to settle with Hulsey. Yesterday it emerged that Smith was dumping as fast as he can - so expect his last 18 million shares to be lobbed out within days. But it gets worse.
Published 700 days ago
Sorry this is so late. I am meant to be taking a few days off with the Mrs and Joshua but I am also feeling very much under the weather. Better late than never here is my take on how the LSE has fined broker Cornhill £300,000 over the New World Oil & Gas (NEW) scandal. Where does this leave Cornhill? What about other brokers? The real issue is that the real villain of this tale, of which criminal Chris Oil was just one, appear to have got off Scot free
Published 711 days ago
I revealed yesterday how the ramptastic boss at uber-pump Harvest Minerals (HMI), Mr Brian McMaster, had branded Lucian Miers as an "internet troll" for having the temerity to (rightly) call the shares as a sell at 21.5p. The outrageous behaviour of this spivvy promoter makes me look at the shares, now 17.25p to sell, and I have to say that it is "red flags ahoy" - Lucian is 100% correct.
Published 728 days ago
San Leon Energy (SLE) has announced an early stage bid approach. Its shares are up to 49.5p on the news just down on our tip price but we hope you've followed our advice since and averaged down so are in the money. San states:
Published 732 days ago
As joint house broker to the exponent of Securities fraud that is Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Beaufort has to sound bullish and has thus reiterated its speculative buy stance today. But read the note carefully. Beaufort is frit. I have highlighted key phrases that have not appeared before for you. Key phrases which show goalposts being moved and a broker that is sick of being made to look foolish.
Published 735 days ago
In the mining sector, there is an old adage that is often invoked at the beginning of a new bull market – “producers will move before explorers and developers.” It might make intuitive sense, but the adage rings false claims Palisade Capital in its latest research. Over to the broker...
Published 735 days ago
It seems the pantomime season has started early: AIM-listed lifestyler Milestone Group (MSG) has announced that it has raised a keep-the-lights-on placing at just 0.3p, and that of the original October placing which was announced to have brought in £1.385 million, only £60,000 has made it to the coffers. If Nomad Cairn Financial thought that its (currently suspended) client CloudTag (CTAG) was just a rogue case, Milestone begins to make it look more like carelessness.
Published 743 days ago
I am a loyal shareholder and think that shares in Amryt (AMYT) are cheap and a deal today really does look like very good news indeed. But the buy note from broker Stifel has me a bit confused. Let me explain.
Published 750 days ago
"Lorne Daniel at FinnCap, PR man Reg Hoare, Nomad Ed Frisby, Broker Joanna Scott, Edison Research, Proactive Investors we have beaten them all, we have beaten them all!. Paul Scott can you hear me? Paul Scott ... your boys took a hell of a beating! Your boys took a hell of a beating!" Yes The Sheriff of AIM is again 100% vindicated and it is ouzo o'clock already thanks to dog TrakM8 (TRAK)! But where next for the shares? All is discussed in full in this bonus podcast.
Published 754 days ago
Atalaya Mining (ATYM) the company once known as EMED has served up its Q3 results today and broker Mirabaud is quick off the blocks with a buy note. I know many of our readers are invested here. Though I have no strong view for what it is worth Mirabaud writes:
Published 757 days ago
Hello Share Splashers. There are several well-worn maxims in Shareland which happen to be true. One of the best in my humble experience is ‘the trend is your friend’. Simply put, this is a share which has been rising for a few days continuing to rise. Just as a company which is doing badly continuing to see its stock tumble.
Published 760 days ago
I was struck by a number of conversations I enjoyed during my trip to London this week with brokers on the sell side and also bucket shop investors - they are rushed off their feet. This is confirmed by the comment below from Andrew Monk of VSA and it tells you two things very clearly. Take heed, you have been warned.
Published 762 days ago
Hello Share Splodgers. My last modest piece reflected the view of smarter investor Wildrides that two copper miners might be worth a look. He bases that view on the rising price of copper which had been depressed for a long time.
Published 763 days ago
There is an update from Asiamet Resources (ARS) today on its operations out East. Broker VSA acts as house so it is not impartial but since I know this is a well followed stock here is its commentary anyway.
Published 768 days ago
Following on from my earlier piece about yesterday’s disgraceful episode at AIM-listed Milestone Group (MSG) in which the company ‘fessed up that £1.25 million of cash from a placing announced way back on 20 October, the shares for which were admitted to trading on 31 October, had not turned up, ShareProphets has learned the name of the firm at the centre of yesterday’s controversy.
Published 769 days ago
The note below from broker VSA was published a few weeks ago with the shares then at 0.15p. Today they are trading at 0.24p in the middle so the speculative buy stance can already be said to be somewhat vindicated. But the target price is 3.1p. No typo that really is 3.1p. The reasonably detailed note explains why.
Published 774 days ago
In the disclosures at the back of Tuesday's detailed buy note on Berkeley Energia (BKY) by Peel Hunt which the broker wants me to take down, it states that the company is a corporate client but does NOT say that "5. Peel Hunt is Broker to this Company and therefore provides investment services to the Company" As it happens it is joint broker.. The note is HERE and as you can see with the shares at 47p Peel Hunt said that they were a buy worth 98p to 159p Three days later there is a placing of $25-30 million at 45p and guess who is building the book?
Published 776 days ago
In this bearcast special I take apart a share price ramp being orchestrated today by Solo Oil's (SOLO) broker Belfort Securities, PR fecking genius Steffi and the rampers nest of snakes that is the Justin the Clown podcast at Vox Markets. Investors need to be aware there is a massive stock overhang and a placing ahoy. They are being hoodwinked not by the company I stress but by its crony capitalist advisers and by those for whom Lenin's phrase "useful idiot" could not be more apt.
Published 777 days ago
Peel Hunt, which is no joke as a broker, has initiated its coverage of Berkeley Energia (BKY) at 47p with a claim that the shares should hit 159p. It argues that "Berkeley’s development plans show a high IRR due to the low capital requirements, high margins and attractive cash generation. The location in Spain provides a strategic advantage in geopolitical security which is sought-after by off-takers. We therefore initiate coverage with a Buy rating and a 93p R-NAV,our short-term target. As the company progresses through permitting, financing and development milestones, we would expect the shares to trend towards our 159p NAV."
Published 780 days ago
Management Resource Solutions (MRS) has been a stock much ramped by the usual suspects and its shares have flown until last Thursday when they were suspended pending clarification of its financial position. The next day the CEO and founder was fired. But we can reveal that the CEO Paul Morffew claims this is a stitch up and, as a 20% shareholder is prepared to fight back. This has the potential to be another major AIM scandal given that it was less than two months ago that £2.8 million was raised at 10.5p. Nomad and co broker Northland is refusing to answer calls and its position now looks untenable.
Published 784 days ago
Hello Share Terriers. Those of you who are true fans of Sherlock Holmes will agree with me that Basil Rathbone was the very best actor to play the role, even if he made his series of great films in the ‘forties. Today’s firm for your delectation is nothing to do with that marvellous thespian except that it bears the same name. Rathbone Brothers (RAT) may not or may not be a name overly familiar to you, but it represents an investment and wealth manager with a consistent record.
Published 789 days ago
Continuing our wanderings through the accounts of those who promote and look after companies listed on the Casino, we turn here to the FY (to Mar 16) accounts of Northland Capital Partners – Nomad to such fine enterprises such as AIM-listed Edenville Energy (EDL) and the now executed Eastbridge Investments (EBIV), Broker to AIM-listed Octagonal (OCT) and introducers of Vast Resources (VAST) to the fine fellows at Bracknor. A truly magnificent contribution to life on the Casino I’m sure we all agree.
Published 789 days ago
Shares in Kefi Minerals (KEFI) may have fallen after the latest operational update to just 0.36p but house broker Ambrian reckons that a 6 month delay to first output and an increased upfront capex spend makes no difference to NPV. Really? Is it sure. Ambrian reckons the shares are still worth 1.5p. For what it is worth we are not selling ours and here is the note:
Published 793 days ago
Yesterday saw a shocking litany of scandal regarding Iraeli tech play TrendIT (TRIT) of the LSE’s Standard List on the main market. We saw how it managed to gain admission claiming to be raising £4m which didn’t arrive, how its accounts suggest that it was not solvent either before or after the IPO, lost its Broker (Peterhouse) which is yet to be replaced, confusion over which firm was acting for it in its IPO and admission placing, a boardroom merry-go-round, a going concern warning from its auditor and suspension from trading “pending an announcement” we’ve all been awaiting for almost three months – and it only listed in January! Today we bring you, courtesy of the Global Shorting Conspiracy, a translation of an article published by Israeli newspaper Calcalist.
Published 793 days ago
Back on 25 August this year ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) issued a comedy RNS announcing an Open Offer which was to be used in part for working capital and in part to fund a share buy-back. The working capital we can all understand, given the audit qualifications in its FY15 results and the content of its recent interims. But what about the share buy-back?
Published 794 days ago
If you thought that AIM was badly regulated then the Standard List seems to be making great strides to demonstrate how much worse it could all get. We already have Cynical Bear’s Sub-Standard Shockers XI but in the form of Trendit (TRIT) an extraordinary set of events suggests a real scandal is brewing. Will anyone step up to the plate and take action?
Published 795 days ago
Slung off AIM yesterday, Gable's (GAH) main subsidiary is now in administration and the PLC will surely follow, as I explained HERE. No doubt Marcus Stuttard and the oxymoronic clowns round at AIM Regulation will no doubt just dismiss this as "one of those things" that happen now and again on "the world's most successful growth market". The CEO has made £15 million in the AIM years but investors have lost everything. There must be an major and formal enquiry and here is why.
Published 806 days ago
We have been asked a few questions about Optibiotix (OPTI), none wildly important and so let's wrap them up into one article, in Q&A format.
Published 806 days ago
Another filthy forty company has officially gone bust. Eastbridge Investments (EBIV), a company that was promising an RTO until just a couple of months ago has gone tits up. Its official. But will anybody ask any questions of those responsible. Let's name the guilty men. First the news of corporate death.
Published 809 days ago
Lying to your investors is bad. I suppose committing fraud is even worse. But advisers without morals such as Nomad SP Angel and broker Beaufort Securities do not care about such matters as long as they get paid. But that may pose a problem as interims today from Strat Aero (AERO) show that it is completely bust. That SP Angel and Belfort will sign off on an RNS like this says everything you need to know about them. The only thing they should be signing is a resignation letter as Strat is bankrupt both morally and financially.
Published 809 days ago
Servision (SEV) has today announced its interim results and they are dismal. The company is bust and why it's advisors (Nomad Allenby, broker Belfort Securities & PR himbo Christian Taylor Wilkinson at Cadogan Leander) do not call it a day and walk defies belief. It shows all three are morally bankrupt.The results are analysed in a bearcast special HERE. But I flag up in itw own right a loan Servision has taken from Yorkville which seems to be the new, most expensive loan , in AIM Casino history - at 33% - it is 5 percentage points dearer than the loan the FRAUD African Potash (AFPO) took out from Katrina Clayton, the wife of its FD. Frankly Servision would be better off borrowing on Christian T-W's credit card and splitting the difference.
Published 810 days ago
A leading City broker today opined "Now for bashers of Chinese Aim stocks they can have a field day today with Asian Citrus Holdings and their announcement on why they are suspended." Bashers of Chinese AIM stocks? Bashers? For the thousands of private investors who have seen their pensions raped by China frauds as City advisors have banked vast fees and prospered let us put those words into context.
Published 811 days ago
I apologise to one and all over Wishbone Gold (WSBN) which has today completed a £600,000 placing at just 0.75p with broker Belfort Securities handing out shares to spiv bucket shop flippers. This was not on the script and I cannot recommend a purchase of the shares at 1.15p-1.2p. That the shares are up a tad today but fell in the run up to his placing tells you everything you need to know about forward selling on the AIM casino, especially when the broker is Belfort.
Published 824 days ago
Another detailed broker note intended for sophisticated institutional investors not the great unwashed of the private investor community falls into my lap. A fucktard compliance officer earning as much as five NHS nurses, may soon force us to remove it but ahead of then, Mirabaud has cut its target price for Atalaya Mining (ATYM), formerly EMED, from 192p to 175p but with the shares at 88p that still offers 98% upside.
Published 828 days ago
Things are moving fast at the fraud African Potash (AFPO). So far it has not - as threatened - instigated legal proceedings against me but in light of specific information now in my possession which is enough to see folks bunking up as Rob Terry's roomie we say bring it on. See you in Court Bitchez! We sense that some of the rats in camp Afpo are getting skittish so the question is which one abandons this sinking ship of fools and fraudsters first? You decide, please vote in our African Potash rat poll below - deadline midnight Sunday.
Published 831 days ago
So having pointed out that AIM-listed and under-the-Sheriff’s-spotlight African Potash (AFPO) was in slam dunk breach of AIM Rule 26 by naming the wrong brokerage as its joint broker (actually the one named closed down at the start of this year), and incorrectly naming its Auditor, the company has got around to getting things up to date. And so we can now see that it has one joint broker in the form of its Nomad, Cantor Fitzgerald. So what happened to the other joint broker, Cornhill? Has it resigned? I think (and AIM Rules dictate) that we should be told.
Published 834 days ago
I read with alarm the deluge of shocking revelations regarding AIM-listed African Potash (AFPO) from the Sheriff of AIM, Tom Winnifrith. The most recent – and possibly most surreal – development was the lawyers’ letter from the twice-bitten-but-still-not-shy Memery Crystal on behalf of its client, Potash. Tom Winnifrith has already suggested that the letter makes a number of stunning admissions, but in my view the implications of the African Potash affair for Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald Europe need to be addressed urgently.
Published 845 days ago
We do like to provide balance here on ShareProphets and in that vein we bring you yesterday’s morning note from Beaufort Securities, house broker to Harvest Minerals. As exclusively revealed HERE by Tom Winnifrith with his Sheriff’s hat on, the company pulled a placing at 8p last week, in the hope of getting one away at a higher price. But that appears to have triggered a short squeeze as forward-sellers were forced to cover their positions. But it now seems that it is full rampety-ramp steam ahead for a second attempt.
Published 846 days ago
AIM-listed China and South East Asia play Galasys (GLS) has seen a stunning procession out of the door of late. One NED last December, the Company Secretary (not yet replaced) and Registered Office (not yet replaced) last week, another NED twelve days ago, the Nomad and Broker last week, and now yet another NED today. Surely there is no way back for the company now – yet the company’s RNS today was apparently signed off by WHI as Nomad and Broker!
Published 853 days ago
Okay that is the view of house broker VSA so it is not exactly impartial. But CEO Tony Manini is a good guy and today's news from Asiamet Resources (ARS) was encouraging so over to VSA.
Published 866 days ago
I have warned you repeatedly (the archive is HERE) that AIM listed Magnolia Petrooleum (MAGP) is a dog with fleas that exists merely to keep its useless board in well paid employment and to provide coke and hookers money for the crony capitalists. It will never make money for shareholders. Hence today we see a laughable bailout placing. Death is merely postponed.
Published 867 days ago
Those lucky folks who got in on the most recent bailout placing for AIM dog Starcom (STAR ) in March at 1.5p have done brilliantly. The shares now trade at 4p mid and this is now le ramp de jour for certain morons on twitter and the bulletin boards. But the valuation is surely insane at £5.4 million given the ongoing losses, painful lack of tangible asset backing and the inevitability that another placing is imminent.
Published 868 days ago
The last placing from Andalas Energy (ADL) was in April at 0.2p. As those punters who paid up to 1.3p suckered in by Dave "rule breaker" Whitby, disgraced ramper Big Gob, ooops sorry Big Gib, and Justin the Clown screamed in agony they must have thought things could get no worse. Au contraire...
Published 869 days ago
AIM casino dog with fleas MySQUAR (MYSQ) has today managed a small bailout placing as it teetered on the verge orf bankruptcy just 13 months after its IPO. The roll call name of shame includes pompous PR supremo Piers Pottinger who is a NED, Nomad SP Angel, brokers Mirabaud and Belfort Securities. The shares have plunged to 4p (60% down on the IPO) but are in fact worth 0p. This is a ZERO, an AIM uber-dog. I look at the red flags, talk you through the maths and name the guilty men, the establishment fuckers, the 1% who have made money as poor old private investors took it up the jacksie again. Yes I am angry and use some bad language.
Published 873 days ago
We spotted that that the Chief Marketing Officer of AIM-listed Purplebricks (PURP) had been beating a hasty retreat the other day, selling £341,000 worth of shares acquired from the exercise of options almost as soon as the certificate arrived. But it seems that Old Mutual had a similar idea.
Published 874 days ago
Sky News claims to have a source who says that Nomad and broker Cenkos (CNKS) is to be fined £700,000 by the FCA for its lamentable failings in the Quindell (QPP) fraud - Cenkos has now admiited that a probe is underway. Whilst I see this as another moment of vindication for my work in exposing that fraud it is simply not enough. The FCA is telling the City's banksters that turning a blind eye to white collar crime does pay. Its coke and hookers all round if this is the best that the FCA can do.
Published 879 days ago
I see that AIM-listed President Energy (PPC) has this morning announced the appointment of a new joint broker in the form of BMO Capital Markets Ltd. One’s suspicions are, of course, immediately raised: an energy company (hardly a happy sector at the moment) appointing a new broker? Is it placing ahoy?
Published 884 days ago
There is no doubt that AIM is an incredible cash-raising machine. According to the most recent AIM Factsheet (to June 2016), published by the London Stock Exchange (HERE) £41 billion has been raised in new issues, and a further £56 billion in further issues of shares – a whopping total of £97 billion. Over the 21-year life of the Casino that is a very impressive average of £4.6 billion a year.
Published 890 days ago
Jam tomorrow producer Bango (BGO) has served up a ramptastic trading statement which distinguishes itself by missing out all of the metrics a sane investor would want to know about. Lads, Ronan understands.
Published 891 days ago
It seems that we at ShareProphets are not the only people concerned about the amount of fraud we see on the London markets – and, in particular, on AIM. We have seen the horror of the biggest stockmarket fraud for thirty years (Quindell, QPP – now Watchstone, WTC) unfold before our very eyes and yet as Tom Winnifrith doggedly banged on the doors of AIM Regulation and the FCA they did nothing and the frauds continued unchecked for far longer than they otherwise would.
Published 893 days ago
Yesterday Avanti Communications (AVN) issued a dire lack of profits warning. Having warned folks in a special 25 minute session at UK INvestor (HERE) that this one was heading for the knacker's yard, the bear community is vindicated. Our big call is looking good. But have you seen how the existing debt ( in which Avantis drowning) responded. It says the shares - down 60% to 24p yesterday - are near as damn it toast. The target here is 0p or very close to that.
Published 903 days ago
Tom Winnifrith and I have covered Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) in some detail as the list of disgraceful shenanigans gets longer by the day - the latest revelations at the weekend were a killer and anyone holding after reading THIS is now demonstrably insane.
Published 907 days ago
China fraud Jiasen (JSI) may well be enjoying its last few days on the AIM Casino as we have news today of a shock delay to its results. Do you want to bet if they will appear at all?
Published 914 days ago
This morning Lombard Risk Management (LRM) announced an £8 million bailout placing and open offer at 8.75p - news which reveals to all the utter contempt with which chairman Phil "interX" Crawford treats shareholders. Crawford is still refusing to explain why he left Oracle in a hurry, and his presence - at a cost of £400,000 last year - makes this stock toxic, at 8.75p.
Published 918 days ago
Last year Golden Saint Resources (GSR) waited until it got a placing away in late May to announce its piss poor results. It needed extra cash to satisfy the auditors that it was solvent, let alone a going concern. This year it seems that broker Cornhill could not bring itself to stiff its clients again - hats off to Frangos and team for showing some integrity. But bucket shop- SVS Securities has no such qualms and has raised £400,000 gross ( £371,000 net of fees to crony capitalists) at 0.07p. So I guess we can now see the results soon.
Published 921 days ago
ShareSoc, home to disgraced ramper Roger Lawson of blinkx, Globo and general infamy, reckons that AIM Can lose its Casino tag but needs reform. On the latter point that seems like a statement of the bleeding obvious but what does ShareSoc demand? Honestly you could not make this stuff up.
Published 922 days ago
Ooops a daisy another day and another scoop and another hugely discounted placing revealed by yours truly. Apologies to Paul Scott if he was suckered into this one too by a ramptastic trading statement on May 31 but with shares in Provexis (PXS) trading at 0.26p-0.29p this perennial uber-dog with fleas is passing the hat around again. Time for a statement hapless Nomad & broker Cenkos?
Published 924 days ago
This morning saw AIM-listed ValiRx (VAL) appoint Beaufort Securities as Joint Broker. This coincided with a quarterly update RNS full of good news and Beaufort included a generous write-up in today’s morning note, with a “speculative buy” rating. All jolly good, but I fear that yet more errors have been made by the company.
Published 925 days ago
Finncap is joint broker to Premaitha (NIPT) so is clearly biased. We own shed loads of the shares so are we. So feel free to ignore it all but here is FinnCap's pretty detailed initiation of coverage note.
Published 930 days ago
I have a few questions to add to Tom Winnifrith’s and Cynical Bear’s coverage of the fine outfit that is AIM-listed FastForward Innovations Ltd (FFWD). I’m sure there are perfectly reasonable explanations, but perhaps the company might like to share them – especially with a placing so obviously on the way as the (re-) renewal of what was once the AIM-China play called London Asia Chinese Private Equity Fund (CGOP) continues.
Published 931 days ago
Shares in AIM-listed and over-indebted Igas Energy (IGAS) had a good week last week, rising by about a third in value before slipping back again. But its balance sheet problems (well documented on ShareProphets, see HERE) continue to mount and this morning it was announced that Investec has been appointed Nomad and joint Broker, replacing the previous incumbent Jefferies International. Whilst one might wonder if Jefferies jumped or was pushed, the bigger question is when the bail-out re-financing will come and how big the shafting for existing shareholders will be.
Published 935 days ago
Whether broker Shore cap is talking tummyrot or not is not the issue. We all know that most broker notes are toilet paper. But just to annoy my pal Lucian Miers who is short I feel the need to give this Sirius (SXX) report more publicity.
Published 950 days ago
This short presentation by Nigel Somerville and Mr & Mrs Bagot went ahead in the face of fascistic legal threats from the disgraced pensioner mugging broker WH Ireland (WHI). This fight goes on. You will be shocked by this video.
Published 959 days ago
Trendit (TRIT) announced on 4th January 2016 that it had "completed a placing of existing and new ordinary shares at 5.53 pence per share, and is raising a total of £4 million before expenses." Its shares duly joined the Standard list and were soon trading at north of 6p. The statement was not a lie but it was so utterly misleading that someone must go to prison.
Published 963 days ago
Tomorrow at UK Investor Show the Teathers shareholder action group will be manning a stand all day wanting to make contact with anyone owning any shares in Teathers Financial (TEA). Make sure you go and make contact as this company's board must be sacked NOW after another disgraceful RNS.
Published 967 days ago
Having spotted the appointment of another joint Broker to AIM-listed Bushveld Minerals (BMN) on 8 April – see HERE – I had wondered if it was placing ahoy. Last Thursday saw the suspension of the shares announced by AIM at lunch-time, pending an announcement, although it took until after-hours on Friday for the company to bother to comment.
Published 972 days ago
Corero (CNS) had, in Finncap, an existing Nomad and broker who the City thinks are acceptable although I regard them as complete & utter bastards. But I am even more scathing about Quindell's pals at Cenkos and today Corero (CNS) has appointed those mothers as its new Nomad and broker, 24 hours ahead of its results.
Published 974 days ago
Broker and Nomad SP Angel is not listed so why on earth it thinks anyone gives a flying fuck about today's trading update is rather beyond me? But never underestimate the innate sense of self importance among folks in the City of London even if they work for shittly little Nomads and brokers who try to float bankrupt pieces of Turkish such as Mkango Resources. Oddly today's statement fails to mention Mkango, a company Chris Oil appears to have blown £100,000 on backing last autumn.
Published 978 days ago
"Nomad Strand Hanson, Broker Mirabaud, mug punter Evil Knievil, aka Simon Cawkwell, dodgy Russians Mediotor, IR ramper John Heilshorn, we have beaten them all, we have beaten them all!. Phorm PLC, can you hear me? Phorm PLC ... your boys took a hell of a beating! Your boys took a hell of a beating!"
Published 978 days ago
Hybridan is house broker to Optibiotix (OPTI) and so although I agree with its conclusion this note is clearly biased and feel free to ignore it completely. As for Hybridan, like most brokers. its employees should be strung up with piano wire. But for what it is worth.
Published 1007 days ago
Our sincere apologies for missing the fact that ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Jiasen (JSI) slipped out a board change RNS at lunchtime on Friday last week. I guess we were all in the Punter's Return at the time. It seems that Mr Curt Riley has resigned as a NED as from the end of May.
Published 1007 days ago
Hello Share Mongers. It’s been my practice for a year or two to avoid techno firms like rattlesnakes in the night. But even in the most scary of sectors there are some firms that have potential.
Published 1012 days ago
A top broker running a reputable institutional brokerage has predicted the next big scandal to hit AIM. He describes the junior market as a Casino (I wonder which website he's been reading) and lashs out at a problem the FCA has created, the retail brokers becoming corporate broking bucket shops. Over to the broker who writes...
Published 1027 days ago
My only problem is that I have run out of ouzo. Call it poor Phorm (PHRM) but I am thus unable to celebrate the AIM Casino suspension of trading in shares in another POS company in the traditional manner. I shall have to make do with neat orange juice.
Published 1027 days ago
The research note making this suggestion comes from the house broker so treat it with a bucket of salt. Having said that, mining analyst Sheldon Modeland is no idiot and I also happen to think that shares in gold junior Ariana Resources (AAU) are cheap and thus in that vein (pun geddit?)
Published 1029 days ago
Yesterday afternoon I revealed HERE that the FCA would stiff disgraced pensioner mugging stockbroker WH Ireland (WHI) with a large fine. Sources claiming to be close to WH Ireland pooh poohed my story. They should have known. The Sheriff was not wrong. Today came the fine ( £1.2 million), a 72 day ban on taking on new corporate clients and news of a £1 million placing at 90p to keep the lights on...but WH Ireland is still not telling you everything. Here are two more scoops.
Published 1042 days ago
Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP) today announced that its sole broker is now Cornhill which means that a deeply discounted placing is imminent. A ramptastic trading statement has spiked the shares by 11% to 0.18-0.23p and that may help but investors need to ask how close is Magnolia to insolvency.
Published 1046 days ago
We note that former colleague flip flop Ben Turney is (again) urging his followers on twitter to fill their boots with small gold plays including Kefi Minerals (KEFI). We would advise you against betting the ranch on such enterprises but Kefi did have news on its funding for Tulu Kapi last week which was a move in the right direction. Its house broker Brandon Hill, predictably, enthuses...
Published 1052 days ago
I indicated in part 1 of my results analysis that there were a few bits and bobs in the Tern (TERN) Annual Report which had not made in into the RNS version of the FY15 results. Often it pays, when studying a company’s numbers, to begin with the notes to the accounts and then work backwards from there. And so here are a few things which caught my eye.
Published 1053 days ago
Eighteen Filthy Forty members have already gone and they are still queuing up. Jiasen (JSI) took the heat earlier in the week (and there is more to come on that one) and we already have LED Holdings suspended for failing to release its accounts. Then there is Asian Citrus (ACHL) which looks set to run out of cash – or orange trees – before long. But at the back end of the week came a late surge from Auhua (ACE) to claim pole position for the next expulsion of a China fraud from the AIM Casino.
Published 1055 days ago
Ok this is an easy question. In the RNSs released by ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member, Jiasen (JSI) the 'Notes to Editors' has helpfully told us the number of workers employed at its factory in Nan'an City, Fujian Provice (AIM-China Fraud central), China. For what it is worth I do not believe a word it says on this matter for reasons explained HERE but maybe Jiasen can guide us all?
Published 1055 days ago
Tom Winnifrith has made no secret of his contempt for AIM (and TSX) listed POS Arian Silver (AGQ), having quite correctly called it a sell many times. But the latest RNS – a no-one-is-watching o’clock placing announcement really takes the biscuit. Yesterday the shares closed at 1.9p, having dropped 25% over the day and lo-and-behold we have an after-hours placing at just 1p.
Published 1056 days ago
I note that in the wake of our recent coverage (HERE), shares in AIM-China Filthy Forty play Jiasen (JSI) have cratered another 23% today (last seen) to 2.875p. There has been no news (so far) today, but one senses a bit of a rush for the exit going on.
Published 1058 days ago
AIM casino listed Servision (SEV) went public on New Year's Eve 2004 ad has been a serial disappointer ever since. More than eleven years on its shares have collapsed, more than $14.672 million has been sent to money heaven and the only commendation one can make is its consistency. It is always losses, more losses, more jam tomorrow and when's the placing? And it is that matter that needs addressing for the answer must be soon. Beware the ramp.
Published 1060 days ago
Paul Scott's beloved TrakM8 (TRAK) would like you to think that its latest purchase, Route Monkey, was a prize jewel it was lucky to pick up. Au contraire. Its a dog and has been for sale for at least 20 months...finally it found a buyer in TrakM8. Now one potential purchaser who "kicked the tyres" has been in touch. He says.
Published 1062 days ago
We have already flagged up a bit of a mis-match of data between the Admission Document and the Companies House filings of the newly floated RockRose Energy (RRE) on a Standard Listing of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange – see HERE. But on the day of that first article, Companies House later showed that a correction had been filed (on 7 Jan 2016, as it turns out). A further filing appeared the next day (filed on Christmas Eve). What it seems to show is that the Admission Document was just plain wrong. Or the filings are wrong – even after the correction. This is turning into a farce from Andrew “Piggy” Austin, formerly of IGAS.
Published 1066 days ago
Every single Bulletin Board and twitter ramper seems to have a field day with AIM listed Glenwick (GWIK) over the past few weeks - it is the rampttastic cash shell of the moment. This stinks in oh so many ways and why can't these folks do basic maths?
Published 1068 days ago
All brokers talk: nonsense/their own book/up corporate clients/up clients they want to become corporate clients. As such all research can safely be ignored. On that basis here is the Mirabaud buy note from today on Atalaya (ATYM) c/o of its PR firm Walbrook. I publish only because I kind of think the story actually does add up.
Published 1079 days ago
Readers of this website were repeatedly warned that AIM Casino listed Touchstone Gold (TGL) was a POS ahead of its July 1 2015 suspension. Today the company has been formally booted off the casino in a statement which shows what a total shambles this enterprise was. The curst of Steve Berry lasted well after his "departure"
Published 1081 days ago
Oh dear. This looks horribly like a breach of AIM Rules - perhaps the company (or some avid reader) can help me because I can't find an announcement that Beaufort Securities has stepped down as Broker to AIM-listed Inspirit Energy (INSP).
Published 1085 days ago
This morning at 8.47am F40 AIM-listed China New Energy (CNEL) announced a contract worth CAD$3 million. The shares rocketed on the news, from an open at about 2p to peak at over 2.5p. Thirty-nine minutes later came the dump, in the form of a placing at just 1.5p in a keep-the-lights-on issue which raised just £200,000. Nice work, fellas - I'll bet anyone who piled in on the contract news at up to 2.5p is delighted with their purchase, with the shares now languishing at just 1.725p last seen. This is a disgrace.
Published 1096 days ago
This may seem like madness but we increased our holding in Reach4Entertainment (R4E) last week by 50% with another market purchase becuase, not despite of, the way that conman Johnny Hon of Gate Ventures (GATE) infamy has got involved.
Published 1098 days ago
Our friends at Beaufort Securities acted as lead sponsor of Gold & Bears and for that we are thankful. Graham Hatch from the broker presented his views on the day. Enjoy.
Published 1105 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.
Published 1106 days ago
Despite Jabba The Hutt tweeting like mad about how cheap shares in LGO Energy (LGO) are, they have crashed again today and are now just 0.15p to sell. Ouch. Only 0.15p to go. In honour of this we have a new odd one out contest. Simply say which of the four pictures below is the odd one out and why.
Published 1106 days ago
Following THIS PIECE at the weekend we have had a communication from Mr Richard Bennett, the independent NED at ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member China New Energy (CNEL). To remind readers, we were wondering who or what was Sunbird Bioenergy Africa Limited - the outfit with which China New announced a MOU had been signed last week regarding projects in Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Published 1108 days ago
Up until it quit as joint broker to the Fareham fraud, Canaccord had its tech analysts urging clients to buy shares in the POS Quindell (QPP). Four days before the Globo (GBO) fraud saw its shares suspended the same monkeys published a buy note on that stock. And now for the hat-trick.
Published 1111 days ago
On Friday 20 November, cash-strapped and suspended from trading on AIM pending financial clarification (and now also for having no Nomad or broker) Paragon Diamonds (PRG) announced it had rolled a previous £500,000 loan over into a convertible loan note of £638,750. The terms revealed included that if the company's shares remained suspended for ten consecutive trading days as 16 November 2015 from an event of default could be called by the lender. My calendar says that day ten was Monday of this week.
Published 1111 days ago
The Nomad and broker team that brought us the Globo (GBO) fraud from Greece was RBC Capital Markets and Canaccord. This dynamic duo act for another Greek Company InternetQ (INTQ). And here I am - with a hat tip from a good reader - reporting on the spot in the Hellenic Republic with some very hard questions for InternetQ. The GlobalShortingConspiracy also has agents on the ground in Moscow and Poland as well as myself in Greece. This is, as they say, developing...
Published 1120 days ago
Published 1120 days ago
This morning AIM-listed (pro tem) Patagon Diamonds (PRG) announced that its erstwhile Nomad and Broker, Northland Capital Partners, had resigned with immediate effect. If no new Nomad is found within a month then Paragon will be booted off the Casino and in the meantime regardless of any resolution to the comapny's financial problems (if that ever happens) the suspension will continue.
Published 1136 days ago
I know that the news from Salamanca last week was big but this big? Big enough for Numis to up its target price for shares in Berkeley Energy (BKY) from 40p to 100p? The shares are now 26.5p? Really?
Published 1139 days ago
Correction: NetDimension is not formally one of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty. Apologies are therefore due to the company. Not that it is any great excuse, AIM itself states that NetDimensions' main country of operations is China (see HERE), and the FY14 Annual Report states that its principal place of business is Hong Kong - hence the confusion. NetDimensions states in its FY14 Annual Report that has operations North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and China and thus is by no means a pure an AIM-China play. My apologies to all. That said....
Published 1146 days ago
On 1 Oct - almost a month ago - shares in AIM-Cesspit poster-boy Daniel Stewart (DAN) were suspended as the company had, for the second year running, failed to publish its accounts on time. The statement issued by the company referred to a funding package, that it [Daniel Stewart] expects to announce shortly, following which it expects to be able to publish its FY 2015 Accounts and resume trading on AIM.
Published 1146 days ago
Shares in Greece-originated technology company InternetQ (INTQ) have fallen sharply having closed last week at 218.25p. This has prompted a statement from the company including that “the board would like to advise the market that it is not aware of any undisclosed reason for this decline”. Hmmm…
Published 1149 days ago
What a staggering set of RNS releases this morning from AIM fraud Globo (GBO). First we have the near admission that the fraud allegations are substantially true. Then we have the resignation with immediate effect of joint Broker to Globo, Cannacord – just as Cannacord resigned the Quindell (QPP) account when the heat was really on. And to cap it all - the cherry on the icing on the cake - news that Globo’s erstwhile CEO, Mr Konstantinos Papadimitrakopoulos, had been covertly selling down his holding of shares before the arrival of the bear report from Quintessential Capital Management. But when was he selling?
Published 1149 days ago
I’ve been looking again at the interims from ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty constituent Auhua Clean Energy (ACE) and its growth in receivables since FY14 of 60% since FY14 and of 92% since the first half last year – as against pretty flat turnover and margins. As at June this year we see that trade and other receivables of RMB 200.4 million as noted under current assets sit at 177% of (slightly falling) turnover of RMB 112.8 million. That looks just a tad on the high side.
Published 1157 days ago
Oh dear, oh dear. On 1 October shares in AIM-listed Daniel Stewart (DAN) were suspended for failure to publish accounts on time for the second year running. In between times it was suspended again after its previous Nomad resigned. Three suspensions in thirteen months does seem to be a tad careless, does it not? But the 1 October RNS told us that The Company is working on the conclusion of a funding package that it expects to announce shortly, following which it expects to be able to publish its FY 2015 Accounts and resume trading on AIM. It is now 18 October. Well, where is it? Are there a few issues going on behind the scenes that we have not been told about?
Published 1165 days ago
We own shed load of these shares and would certainly not be selling at the current 49.5p bid as we expect big news soon and so I offer no comment on this note from house broker Hybridian on Optibiotix (OPTI) out last week. So Just FYI
Published 1180 days ago
The Bulletin Board Morons want Jiasen (JSI) to sue me for libel. Well let’s make this easy for the Fujian fraudsters. “Jiasen is a fraud and its criminal directors have produced bogus numbers today – its shares are worth 0p.” There is no ambiguity there. Sue me for libel. What is the Chinese for “See you in Court bitchez?”
Published 1183 days ago
The Nomad to China AIM casino POS Global Market Group (GMC) was Grant Thornton. It quit on August 21. S with no new Nomad having been announced you would expect confirmation today this its casino life was over. There is no RNS.
Published 1193 days ago
We gather that the Chairman of AIM-listed Cloudbuy (CBUY) has made a few new friends on LinkedIn – much needed after Westhouse Securities’ summary resignation as Nomad and Broker yesterday. Things are looking up, for Mr Duncan has picked up three amigos via LinkedIn who are at Arden. Our money is on this being the new Nomad and Broker.
Published 1194 days ago
A difficult few days, I fancy, over at Cloudbuy Towers. Last week Chairman Ronald Duncan had a margin call from Equities First Holdings LLC (EFH) which prompted an RNS stating that Mr Duncan would settle in cash. Then on Wednesday of this week came an after-hours RNS stating that the Interims had been delayed. This morning AIM-listed Cloudbuy (CBUY) finally released those interims (which were not all that pretty) and then promptly followed up with the announcement that the Nomad had quit with immediate effect. Consequently the shares are now suspended. This has implications for Mr Duncan’s EFH package. It is hard to know where to start!
Published 1217 days ago
AIM Regulation and the FCA’s inability or unwillingness to tackle rampant market abuse involving the illegal forward selling of placements on AIM has cost companies and shareholders hundreds of millions of pounds. The problem has become so widespread that it is widely seen as the cost of doing business in the lower reaches of the market. This is unacceptable and two current CEOs of AIM-listed businesses have spoken out about the parlous state of play. Below I share the first testimonial, given on the condition of anonymity.
Published 1225 days ago
Earlier today we demonstrated quite clearly (HERE) why Camkids (CAMK) has committed accounting fraud and why the statement of yesterday just does not add up. We have been saying that this company is a fraud for months and months and that is now clear to all. The local auditors of Camkids and the now delisted fraud Naibu acted for two other AIM stocks, one of which is Jiasen (JSI). It is also a fraud and we call for an immediate suspension of its shares as well.
Published 1231 days ago
Okay this is a note from a house broker so pinch of salt time, but an implied upside of well over 100% for shares in Galileo Resources (GLR) is worth checking out. And, given the recent sharp spike in the share price at Jubilee Platinum (JLP) it could be argued that the chairman of both companies, Colin Bird, is on a bit of a roll.
Published 1264 days ago
AIM casino cash munching machine Phorm (PHRM) today served up an “operational update” which is a load of bullshit in itself but what that means is that a placing will happen within days. Just look at the pattern.
Published 1283 days ago
We all know that Sefton Resources (SER) is running out of cash fast - it is down to £250,000 which is not enough to cover either its legal bills in fighting Jimmyliar Ellerton's spurious legal claims or the legal & AIM cash costs of doing a trasaction, if indeed it is able to do one. And so when's the placing?
Published 1328 days ago
This is a stonker of an AIM casino disaster – a story of greed, stupidity, investors being misled and, as it’s the AIM casino, of private investors taking an almighty rogering. Meet Arria NLG.
Published 1391 days ago
e-Therapeutics (ETX) has just issued this statement about the >35% jump in its share price in the last few days. In short, its board has admitted that it thinks price sensitive information has leaked from the company. “Big deal”, I hear our regular readers cry, “this is what we expect on AIM”. Sadly I have to agree with this sentiment, but this instance of seemingly clear-cut insider dealing has caught my eye. This is because, on this occasion, the London Stock Exchange’s AIM Regulation team and Financial Conduct Authority should have an easy time of catching the culprit or culprits. That is, if they are awake. It is, after all, Thursday afternoon.
Published 1402 days ago
Following yesterday’s piece on this subject, I cannot help but stick my oar in too! Some great ideas there, but I do have a couple of reservations as outlined below, before I put my suggestions forward.
Published 1443 days ago
I am horrified! Take careful note, anyone invested in Angus Forrest’s Tern plc (TERN) You see, reading through the bulletin boards for Tern on ADVFN and elsewhere, much ado has been made of an apparent valuation by an American outfit called Signal Hill, which published its “Q3 2014 Security & Risk Market Snapshot” pre Christmas. In that document, Cryptosoft was described as having an Enterprise Value of $75 million. Did that make Tern the most massively undervalued stock in history? No!!
Published 1467 days ago
I wrote on Tyneside-based developer and manufacturer of touch sensor products, Zytronic plc (ZYT) in September post a positive trading update – concluding that, at 255.5p, the shares still looked decent enough value. The following updates post the company having now announced results for its year ended 30th September 2014 - and with the shares now approaching 300p.
Published 1474 days ago
In today’s BearCast I suggested that ValiRX (VAL) might be suspended as its Nomad was Daniel Stewart and it needed a new Nomad and that no Nomad with any degree of integrity would take on this utter POS company. I apologise for one error in that assertion.
Published 1484 days ago
Daniel Stewart earns £6,250 + VAT pcm for being Nomad and broker to China fraud Naibu (NBU) – it needs the cash. But its latest note from respected analyst Simon “Wincey” Willis shows that even it has had enough. All forecasts, recommendation and target price have been withdrawn. It seems that even Daniel Stewart is alarmed by this total joke for reasons I explained yesterday HERE.
Published 1499 days ago
Well, done, Cenkos. As Nomad you appear to have forced a bit more truth out of your client at Quindell. But you are also Nomad (and Broker) to Angle plc (AGL).
Published 1515 days ago
Private investors on AIM are used to watching millions wiped off the value of their investments by the illegal forward selling of placements, followed by gratuitous discounts forced by brokers. Not content with the scale of their illegitimate profits, it now looks like the market abusers have struck upon a new method of stealing from shareholders. It’s come to our attention that certain bucket shops are demanding a sizeable percentage of brokers’ fees for participation in placements. Sadly, we have been made aware of at least one broker, which is playing along with this outrage. This helps explain the mystery of the increasing number of stocks we’ve watched trade below placement prices, immediately after the completion of fundraisings. Even by the abysmal standards of AIM’s cesspit, this revelation is a new low.
Published 1516 days ago
Over the past months we have seen an astonishing array of articles clearly demonstrating that company directors, Nomads, Brokers, Auditors – just about every profession involved in running AIM-listed companies – have broken rules or been negligent in performing their duties. Tom’s ongoing exposee on Quindell (plc), Daniel Stewart (broker and Nomad), KPMG (auditor to QPP) are recent examples. Ben Turney’s revelations about New World Oil and Gas show the most extraordinary behaviour by its management and by its Nomad – and now Broker – Beaumont Cornish. I’ve been a right old bore about Digital Learning Markerplace plc from 2012 which has posed questions about its management, Broker, Nomad and Auditor. There are more. Many, many more.
Published 1517 days ago
Having reviewed results from ASOS plc (ASC) for its year ended 31st August 2014 myself HERE, the following takes a look at broker views of the announcement and what the shares are worth.
Published 1531 days ago
After months of painstaking investigation by our very own Ben Turney, yesterday, New World Oil & Gas (NEW) finally fessed up that it had sent 1 million Euro to a fake Sheikh and will struggle to get it back, admitted that it was in dire financial straits and its broker Shore Cap quit. But it still has one good friend, Roland “Fatty” Cornish. of the fine firm Beaumont Cornish.
Published 1534 days ago
Shares in Crony capitalist Nomad and broker Daniel Stewart (DAN) remain suspended on the AIM casino as the financially challenged enterprise has still failed to get its accounts signed off and published. While we wait we have managed to obtain an exclusive image of its IPO Department. This is the part of the firm that brought you winners like Quenron (QPP), Naibu (NBU) and China Chaintek (CTEK), made £1 million raising cash for Globo (GBO) but could not quite manage to float China fraud Fraspens in August. So what will be its next offering? I ask you by midnight tonight to post a suitable caption below.
Published 1539 days ago
Daniel Stewart (DAN) earns its living as a Nomad and broker to AIM listed stocks. That is to say it charges fat fees for advising them on how to play by the AIM rules, for listing them and for raising money for them. It has no standards so was responsible for bringing Quindell (QPP) to the Casino and also acts as Nomad to China fraud Naibu (NBU) and tried to float China fraud Fraspens in August but seems to have failed. Today Daniel Stewart’s shares have been suspended.
Published 1548 days ago
I am sorry to say this but the research note published this morning by my friend (well he used to be) Simon “Wincey Willis of Daniel Stewart on China Chaintek (CTEK) is a total disgrace. I assume Wincey has been leaned on to justify what is obviously a fraud because Daniel Stewart is earning such vast fees as Nomad and broker to Chaintek. Wincey is a good and honest man and hence he drops covert hints that he thinks Chaintek is junk but I urge him to stand up to the reality that Chaintek and Naibu are engaged in fraud. He should explicitly tell clients to sell, even if that means that Daniel Stewart fires him. Simon do not sell your soul in this way.
Published 1552 days ago
Commenting on the announcement of a bid approach for iomart Group plc (IOM) I concluded that ‘the price action suggests that shares in iomart would materially drop back on a takeover agreement not now being reached and, whilst the long-term investor may be content to hold, those with a shorter-term horizon should be cognisant that a financial interest here currently looks to effectively be a bet on whether or not a takeover can be agreed’. The following updates with the offer talks now terminated and the shares, having been over 280p, currently trading at 226p.
Published 1552 days ago
This is not my dynamite revelation, I merely set the scene…China fraud Naibu (NBU) floated on the AIM casino in May 2012 at 124p. The shares are now 19.5p. So UK shareholders have lost 5/6 of their cash in less than 18 months. So who are the winners from this farce? Well let me introduce to its Nomad and broker Daniel Stewart. This will appall you and perhaps explains why Daniel Cesspit (which also floated Quenron) is trying not to resign.
Published 1557 days ago
Apparently at 31p shares in Naibu now trade on a 2015 and 2015 PE of c0.7. Any stock trading on such a rating is either the cheapest stock on this planet or an outright fraud, a Norfolk. Naibu is a fraud. My target price is 0p and this stock will lose its Aim listing soon. It could be very soon. If Daniel Stewart, nomad and broker to this POS – and the firm that listed Quenron – had any integrity it would resign at once as Nomad and broker. As such I ask two questions of Daniel Cesspit.
Published 1558 days ago
I feel rather sorry for my old pal Simon “Wincey” Willis the analyst at Daniel Stewart, house broker and Nomad to Chinese Norfolk Naibu (NBU) as he has been forced this morning to publish a note that he knows is nonsensical.
Published 1560 days ago
Shares in Tyneside-based developer and manufacturer of touch sensor products, Zytronic plc (ZYT) currently trade approaching 15% higher today, at 255.5p, on the back of a trading update stating that “the board now expects pre-tax profit for the full year to be significantly above the market consensus”. Is this discounted in the now share price?
Published 1569 days ago
Shares in sports content commercialisation group Perform (PER) currently trade 26.5% higher today, at 257.7p. This is on the back of an announcement from the group, which said that its previous majority owner and current 42.5% shareholder is to make an offer to acquire the remaining shares in Perform, which it does not already own at 260p each. This is conditional on it increasing its holding to more than 50%. I review this news below.
Published 1580 days ago
I first commented on recruitment software group Dillistone (DSG) on this website in June last year – concluding that the shares at 78.5p looked decent value for income seeking investors. I most recently updated in February – being more cautious with the shares having then reached 116.5p (see HERE). Currently at around 100p, the following updates with the company having updated on trading in June and more recently announced the signing of a contract with a ‘Fortune 50’, “major global corporation”.
Published 1584 days ago
Peter Shea is CEO of Daniel Stewart a firm that listed Quindell (QPP), acted as its Nomad and broker from May 17 2011 to January 31 2012 and which was paid handsomely in cash, shares and warrants for its efforts. As Nomad to Quindell it was responsible for ensuring that it did not do things such as hand cash to pals of Rob Terry or lie to shareholders but did it do its job?
Published 1594 days ago
Following the comical trading statement from AIM listed POS China joke company Naibu (NBU) earlier this week – see HERE - Broker and Nomad to this Norfolk, Daniel Stewart, has published a buy note but refuses to answer my utterly critical question. The shares have slumped to 43.5p putting them on a PE of 0.95 and a yield of 13.8% if you believe the forecasts. I do not and am thus slashing my target price from 1p to 0.0000001p and will reduce it further if Daniel Stewart cannot answer this question:
Published 1597 days ago
Shares in Domino’s Pizza Group (DOM), at just over 540p, are now little changed on recent pre-results announcement levels. This follows a mixed reaction to the company’s results for the 26 weeks ended 29th June 2014, which the following reviews. Is it time to buy back in?
Published 1600 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.
Published 1608 days ago
As I have noted before Phorm is now weeks (3 weeks I make it) from going tits up having sent $340 million of OTHER PEOPLE’s MONEY to money heaven and blown £10 million since March alone. As it tries to raise fresh equity it is still lying to investors about what went wrong in Brazil and Romania and City firms Mirabaud and Strand Hanson are complicit in this. Yes I used the word lying. Will Phorm please sue me I want to see you in court? You are liars. Liars. Pants on fire. Geddit? And Mirabaud, long term broker to Phorm you appear not to give a flying fuck about integrity as long as you get your commission. How do you sleep at night you greedy and unpleasant dirtbags? Any PLC retaining Mirabaud as its broker or Nomad should be aware that it is in bed with a disease ridden hooker.
Published 1613 days ago
I am sure that AIM Regulation now know full well who Phorm (PHRM) PLC are. But following my revelation’s earlier today HERE I have asked my good pals to investigate whether Phorm PLC but also Mirabaud Securities (broker) and Canaccord (Nomad) were guilty of market abuse in 2011 and 2012 or of extreme negligence or both or neither.
Published 1617 days ago
dotDigital Group (DOTD) has announced that it is “extremely pleased” with its performance as “a result of continued strong organic growth in the high margin and long-term recurring revenues generated by our core email marketing product, dotMailer”. But are the shares a buy at 33p?
Published 1635 days ago
In the wake of 15 month results out today from stamp and coin retailer Stanley Gibbons (SGI), the house broker Peel Hunt has published a buy note at 278p with a 400p target.
Published 1654 days ago
Alkane Energy (ALK) shares have reacted well to the sale of assets to Egdon Resources (EDR) but is there still upside at 43.5p? Broker VSA reckons so, arguing for a base case valuation of 54p a share in a long and detailed note.
Published 1663 days ago
This is just par for the course on the AIM Cesspit – today’s less in how crony capitalism sees private investors shafted on a daily basis comes from the toerags at Independent Resources (IRG). This is just shocking.
Published 1667 days ago
We give thanks to Comrade Somerville of the 1st Oxfordshire Regiment of the Peasants Army who has come up with a cracking idea for a ninth trophy to be awarded at the AIM Cesspit awards 2014 ceremony on June 30th "Advisor of the year"
Published 1670 days ago
AIM listed Madagascar Oil (MOIL) this week announced that it had received permission to begin a six month test export programme of crude from Tsimiroro – its flagship asset.
Published 1675 days ago
I think that you must be aware by now that I have major concerns about the way that AIM operates. The way that money is raised is bad enough in that it creates two classes of investors. The amount of shareholders cash spent on share promotion as opposed to creating value is alarming. But my real gripe is that companies appear able to tell outright lies and get away with it.
Published 1678 days ago
EMED Mining (EMED) has announced results from a “transformational” quarter – in which it received the Unified Environmental Authorisation for the Rio Tinto copper project in Spain , and shortly after was granted ‘Administrative Standing’. So are the shares cheap? Yes.
Published 1681 days ago
Restore plc (RST) has announced a £0.4 million acquisition of Filebase Ltd, a provider of records management and secure shredding services, predominantly in the north-east of England. Following the £4.6 million acquisition of a similarly focused company - Magnum Secure Ltd – last month, the following updates on a company that has been highly successful since Tom and myself started covering it some years ago.