Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - No Roger don't close down the fraudbusters please support investigative journalists not a failed establishment
Published 5 days ago
So far it has been a good day. I look at four shares I own: Optibiotix (OPTI), Falanx (FLX), Premaitha (NIPT) - yes Wildes you are wrong! - and Sosandar (SOS). And I comment on today's Julie Meyer bombshell. Praise be the Lord. I look at Beowulf Mining (BEM) and wider lessons after its placing and then discuss housebuilders in general after Chris Bailey's excellent article HERE. Chris is right, my old friend Malcolm - a sector bull - is wrong and I explain why.
Published 5 days ago
Let's declare an interest first. FIML, a company owned via a Trust by dependents of Tom Winnifrith, took part in the placing at 4.5p but was scaled back so topped up with market purchases at 6.9p.
Published 6 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 6 days ago
First of all thanks to so many of you for your kind responses to yesterday's bearcast - I am now in a serious dialogue with the Police and I hope they will catch and prosecute the culprit. In today's podcast I look at the Sunday Times Rich List which is largely fiction, at Audioboom (BOOM), MySquar (MYSQ), Premaitha (NIPT - where we own shares and indeed have bought more - The People's Operator (TPOP) and Telit (TCM)
Published 90 days ago
Premaitha Health (NIPT) has announced an exclusive partner agreement to offer the IONA non-invasive prenatal test across Egypt and a first Egyptian customer…
Published 104 days ago
Premaitha Health (NIPT) has announced that its IONA test has been approved by Brazil's regulatory authority, Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA), for sale as an in vitro diagnostic test.
Published 114 days ago
I start with a look at the portfolios of those who are crowing as they have aced it for months. I have a warning for them. Then I look at my own portfolio, at the issue of short vs longer term performance at the individual stocks at risk reward and at why I am happy. Under discussion: Mark Slater, Neil Woodford, Optibiotix (OPTI), Reach4Entertainment (R4E), Falanx (FLX), Concepta (CPT), Big Sofa (BST), Premaitha (NIPT). I failed to mention Sosandar (SOS) but I am very happy there too. My HMD podcast I refer to is HERE
Published 115 days ago
Updating on Premaitha Health (NIPT) earlier in the week we noted an up to £2.1 million loan facility agreement to fund costs related to the ongoing Illumina litigation and that a Form of Order hearing is scheduled to take place early this week. The shares are currently rising towards 5p on the back of a UK High Court grants right to appeal announcement from the company…
Published 118 days ago
On last month-announced results for its half year ended 30th September 2017, we noted Premaitha Health (NIPT) currently looking at positive pre-litigation cashflows, but that there remained risk of low cash headroom or even a cash shortfall including if further litigation-related costs are required. There’s now a Secured loan facility agreement with Thermo Fisher announcement.
Published 134 days ago
Results for its half-year ended 30th September 2017 from Premaitha Health (NIPT) contained some bad news – which sees the shares currently at a depressed little more than 5p, but also many more positive aspects…
Published 177 days ago
I should start this piece by making clear that I am a fan of Paul Scott. I think his coverage of the small-cap space is excellent, data-driven and based on years of experience. But his investment in Sosandar (SOS) is a punt too far. I’ve been tempted to comment on Sosandar for a while now but Paul’s Bulletin Board moron-esque attempt at justification yesterday has tipped me over the edge.
Published 177 days ago
After the Illumina legal setback for Premaitha (NIPT) we suggested that the cost of that setback was very manageable – a maximum of less than £2 million is what we hear – and that the underlying business is doing very well. That view is reaffirmed by latest news.
Published 180 days ago
This is not the news we Premaitha (NIPT) shareholders wanted and it is clearly bad news. The question is how bad? The UK High Court has upheld three patent claims made by Illumina against Premaitha.
Published 180 days ago
Well it is a bad day on two counts. Fisrt it is the disaster that has hit our village in Greece and its olive harvest, as I explain in a photo article HERE. Then it is events at Premaitha (NIPT), a share we own. I explain why I am not selling. I look at Stanley Gibbons (SGI) and then at FastForward (FFWD) where things really don't stack up and where there are far more questions than answers.
Published 258 days ago
Premaitha (NIPT) has announced that it has been approved for Brazilian Good Manufacturing Practice for the company's IONA test by Brazil's regulatory authority, the Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária. Jolly good news and it strengthens the story, but it is not the elephant in the room is it?
Published 309 days ago
Premaitha Health (NIPT) has announced that it has entered into a further extension of the investment agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific announced on 14 December 2015 and extended as announced on 23 September 2016. This is good news.
Published 318 days ago
And so after more than a year of huff and puff and fascist corporate bullying by US giant Illumina, the High Court action with Premaitha (NIPT) starts tomorrow. Premaitha says:
Published 346 days ago
Premaitha (NIPT) has updated investors on its progress in India where it claims now to have representation in 9 of the 15 most populous states with several of the largest nationwide pathology laboratory groups running Yourgene's NIPT workflow in-house.
Published 368 days ago
Premaitha (NIPT) has updated on trading in the year to March 31 2017. Of course, what matters is not historic trading but the future, that is to say the patent challenge by US corporate fascist bully-boys Ilumina. However, some numbers do matter...
Published 373 days ago
The issue with Genoma was flagged up in the interims pre-Christmas. It owes Premaitha (NIPT) £750,000. That debt looks like a bad debt because the Swiss company has - despite its parent company concluding a fundraise - been having financial issues. So Premaitha has gone to court and had Genoma made bankrupt.
Published 430 days ago
I have been greatly distracted not least dealing with this utterly brain dead and vile Cloudtag (CTAG) shareholder who has been spamming me with the most ghastly abuse all day. I look at the Bob Diamond bid for Panmure Gordon (PMR) and what it means for the wider broking/corporate advisory sector. I then turn to Premaitha (NIPT) and the wider issue of the pointlessness of commissioned research. I touch on Management Resource Solutions (MRS) in light of the news earlier HERE but now the way it is really trying to screw shareholders with a 5p placing. There is comment on Jubilee Platinum (JLP). Then it is back to two old favourites: Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and Milestone (MSG). Woof Woof.
Published 447 days ago
We have a new share tip out at 2PM today but here is one which has not dazzled yet. We tipped it an an 18p offer, the shares are now 11.75p-12.5p but we hope readers took our advice and averaged down at as low as 7.5p But the stock is now on a roll and is still cheap. You can catch our new hot tip for just £5 HERE but pro tem back to Premaitha (NIPT).
Published 455 days ago
The fragrant Alice Lane, a foxy young brokerette who apparently I once reduced to tears by being so beastly, is this morning disseminating the latest FinnCap note on Premaitha (NIPT) to clients. Since it is bullish I am happy to make it up to Alice by exposing this high quality research to a wider audience, especially since we own more than a few shares. By way of balance i should say that FinnCap is house broker and therefore utterly partial and you can feel free to ignore every word of this report.
Published 512 days ago
We have four more share tips out between now and January 2nd which you can access for just a fiver HERE, but here is one we prepared earlier which is our first share tip of the year.
Published 522 days ago
Earlier Adam and I chatted about Concepta (CPT). In this podcast we cover Optibiotix (OPTI) and Premaitha (NIPT).
Published 543 days ago
Premaitha (NIPT) has announced that its Thai distributor. Geneplus, has formally signed an agreement to offer the Company's IONA test in the Center for Medical Genomics (CMG), Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, partnering with the Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences.
Published 561 days ago
"The judges know nothing about any will of the people except in so far as that will is expressed by an Act of Parliament". So said alleged-remainer and well-known British-way-of-life-hater AV Dicey in 1897.
Published 564 days ago
Hello Share Keepers. There were interesting responses to my piece which followed Uncle Tom’s thoughts on Premaitha (NIPT). And there’s probably a bit more to say on the wider picture of buying shares in companies which are doing things you may be uneasy about for your own personal, moral reasons.
Published 565 days ago
The Government has announced that as of 2018 it will offer free Non Invasive Prenatal Tests (NIPT) for Downs to women deemed to be at high risk - that is those over 38 years old. Right now it costs you £180 to have an NIPT test rather than an invasive one which has a 1% chance of killing your baby.
Published 566 days ago
Hello Share Collectors. There is a Mel Gibson film being praised at the moment. It tells the story of a soldier in the Second World War who refused to kill, yet still went into battle to save his colleagues.
Published 568 days ago
It seems as if the Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney wants to quit. I list the numerous reasons why this poltroon should be fired at once. Then there is a discussion of the morality of investment decisions prompted by today's article on Premaitha (NIPT), last week's news from Avocet (AVM) and other issues.
Published 568 days ago
The Guardian has reported that as of 2018 the NHS will offer free non invasive tests for Downs to all at risk women. This is great news for AIM listed Premaitha (NIPT) which is a leading provider of such tests. For it there is a clear financial gain but there is an ethical element here which as a shareholder but also a recent father causes me some issues.
Published 568 days ago
And now to what has not, to date, been a good share tip. But it will be and at 9p-9.25p you should average down in Premaitha (NIPT) and buy. The AGM statement this week from chairman Adam Reynolds was upbeat.
Published 589 days ago
Premaitha (NIPT) announced late last week its results for the year to March 31 2016. Given the pace of events here these historic numbers do not mean that much but for the record:
Published 601 days ago
Apologies for the delay in commenting on this RNS which landed on Friday. We wanted to speak to Adam Reynolds and we have now done so. This is just the start of the good news and ahead of results tomorrow Premaitha (NIPT) shares are a buy.
Published 679 days ago
After 44 years of membership, at last one good thing has come out of the EU for Britain. God bless the Evil Empire. Premaitha (NIPT) has provided an update on its legal battles with US bully boys Illumina.
Published 714 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 734 days ago
In the third Dragon's Den session at UK Investor Show the Dragons were myself (Tom Winnifrith) Steve Moore and Brian Kinane. The companies pitching were United Cacao (CHOC), Premaitha (NIPT), ECR Minerals (ECR), Forbidden Technology (FBT) and Asiamet Resources (ARS)
Published 740 days ago
In this session Adam Reynolds and I discussed how to value shells and when to invest, issues of management, AIM investment companies and of course Optibiotix (OPTI), New World Oil & Gas (NEW), Frontier (FRI), and Premaitha (NIPT). Enjoy.
Published 759 days ago
Although the twit who handles PR for Premaitha (NIPT) has again contrived to confuse the issue with some garbled press releases this morning there is actually some good news. Fire the idiot PR man and investors could get excited as they discover what is really going on.
Published 763 days ago
This is an utter shambles from AIM-listed Premaitha (NIPT). If you are going to go to the trouble and (shareholders’) expense of putting out an RNS to highlight some paid-for ramping research by Hardman, at least get the bloody RNS right! Tom Winnifrith has already had a furious rant that the company’s Broker, finnCap, should be sacked. Is the same true of the PR genii behind today’s abject efforts?
Published 767 days ago
The shares of Premaitha (NIPT) have been all over the shop since what was a cracking year end trading statement on Monday. The reason is the cackhanded disposal of Rupert Lywood's remaining 17.9% stake. We thought he was locked in following his last dump on 9 March and a statement signed off by broker Finncap. Weasel words. His shares were placed by Finncap at just 6.5p with directors taking some and solid institutions Helium, Henderson and Hargreave Hale taking the rest. The overhang is now gone but boy has it crushed the shares. Without Lywood's "assistance" since last summer we think the shares would be 20p today. But he is now out of the picture.
Published 801 days ago
Tom Winnifrith was an insider which restricted him from explaining why shares in Premaitha (NIPT) have been weak of late. Now you can see. The company's largest shareholder Rupert Lywood is a total 100% prat
Published 815 days ago
I start with Jimmy Savile as I have no apologies for running this yesterday.The BBC enquiry is just another establishment cover up and I explain why. Then it is onto investor denial at Petroceltic (PCI), not at Premaitha (NIPT), but at LGO Energy (LGO). I explain why Volex (VLX) is - and always will be - a shit company. Then I ask Rob Terry and Knob Park to unblock me on twitter as we should all have an online beer and popcorn party late on Sunday when Slater & Gordon (SGH) reports its results. I'll be up to do a special podcast and it will be fun. I hope you'll be joining me and that Rob will unblock me so he can take part too. There is also a brief comment on Nyota (NYO) where the piggery by a useless CEO is about to stop.
Published 827 days ago
The wider market is taking a bath and Premaitha (NIPT) shares are not immune to this now at 14.5p-15p. But there are also a couple of points which are company specific and in that vein we have had a detailed chat with the company on Friday.
Published 837 days ago
Premaitha Health (NIPT) has announced a partnering with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - one of the largest in England - to provide a private non-invasive prenatal screening service for pregnant women in the region.
Published 840 days ago
Premaitha Health (NIPT) has announced further international expansion of its customer base and updated on UK litigation timing
Published 853 days ago
Premaitha Health (NIPT) has welcomed the UK National Screening Committee recommendation to routinely offer non-invasive prenatal testing on the NHS to high-risk pregnant women, noting “this is the first time that non-invasive prenatal testing will be routinely available to high risk pregnant women on the NHS and sets a precedent that we expect other countries to follow in the near future” and that“Premaitha is uniquely positioned to bring the benefits of non-invasive prenatal testing to the NHS”
Published 855 days ago
Today at the request of my small handful of readers I look at shares in Dechra Pharma (DPH), Frontera Resources (FRR) and Premaitha Health (NIPT) setting share price targets for all three stocks.
Published 862 days ago
Premaitha Health (NIPT) has noted an announcement from Illumina, Inc. of patent infringement suits against Premaitha's customer in Poland and Ariosa Diagnostics, a subsidiary of Roche, and their customer, The Doctors Laboratory, in the UK, while reiterating that it “continues to make a robust defence against earlier claims by Illumina and the board is confident that the IONA test does not infringe the patents as claimed in the earlier cases or in relation to today's announcement”
Published 864 days ago
I start by explaining to Zak Mir what a dead cat bounce actually means. That brings me to Golden Saint Resources (GSR). Then there is a detailed analysis of the worthless POS that is Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP), comment on why Wildes is so wrong on LGO Energy (TOAST), on Sports Direct (SDI), Premaitha (NIPT) and finally on Games Workshop (GAW) and Mysale (MYSL). I also continue pointing out why lunatics like George Ferguson the barking mad Mayor of Bristol, only serve to make retail stocks even more of an avoid.
Published 868 days ago
Ok this was one of my less successful share tips of the year for 2015 but this time it really will come good. That will be the prompt for guffaws of laughter from Wildes, who is currently sitting on a sinking lifeboat from the doomed SS LGO Energy. But he who laughs last...
Published 872 days ago
A reader posted on our comments section: "Ive also just bought into FFWD. Tom why can't you tip this for 2016 instead of repeat tips on OPTI and NIPT?" Hmmm well I am sure that Optiobiotix shares will race ahead ( 100p + within weeks after the next deal is announced) and that Premaitha will announce new contracts and that it is passed the inflexion point of cash breakeven soon and that its shares will head to 30p+. That is why I tip them as buys. You want me to tip shares that will go up ,right? But your wish is my command and so I will also tip FastForward Innovations. But as a sell at 17p.
Published 881 days ago
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at [email protected] - Today I look at shares in Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ), Fastnet Equity (FAST) and Premaitha Health (NIPT) setting share price targets for all three stocks.
Published 883 days ago
Premaitha Health (NIPT) has announced results for its half year ended 30th September 2015, that “we have a good pipeline of prospects and we are confident that we will continue to build our revenues throughout the forthcoming period” and an up to £5 million loan facility from $17 billion revenue science company Thermo Fisher.
Published 889 days ago
And now it is the shellmeister Adam Reynolds, he of Optibiotix (OPTI), New World Oil & Gas (NEW) and Premaitha (NIPT) fame presenting at Gold & Bears. A full interview by the Sith Lord with Adam is out today and can be read HERE. Enjoy the video.
Published 900 days ago
Premaitha Health (NIPT) has announced Adgenix as its exclusive distributor in France and that Adgenix has already signed up its first laboratory customer - with a “contract for a minimum of three years to supply LaboSud with the IONA test”
Published 915 days ago
Featuring shares in African Potash (AFPO), New World Oil & Gas (NEW), Premaitha (NIPT), Vast Resources (VAST), Westminster Group (WSG), together with some share price targets.
Published 917 days ago
Tomorrow I am off to Jersey for New World Oil & Gas’ (NEW) Annual General Meeting. If all goes to plan, Adam Reynolds and Nick Lee will be elected to the board, while Peter Sztyk will be deservedly kicked off. Although this should prove to be the watershed moment in New World’s transformation, it will not necessarily trigger an immediate rally in the share price. The hard work begins, once the result is known. However, if Reynolds and Lee remain true to form then 2016 could be incredibly exciting year for this company.
Published 919 days ago
Premaitha (NIPT) has announced some pretty stunning results from an independent test of its IONA test published in the Journal of Ultrasound, Obstetrics in Gynecology. Dam, why did we not get ahead of the news and subscribe to that must read publication? It sounds gripping stuff.
Published 937 days ago
A busy day with my daughter beckons. In the evening it is the new James Bond film. But first a lunchtime bootcamp with Uncle Chris (Booker) to put her straight on the Evil Empire, the EU. In the podcast I ask if InternetQ (INTQ) is the new Globo (GBO)? Then I look at Chemring (CHG), Dialight (DIA) - another win for the bears - Afren (AFR) gets a mention as does LGO Energy (LGO), BP (BP.), Union Jack Oil & Gas (UJO) and - just to niggle Wildes - Premaitha (NIPT) whose shares are moving ahead nicely - more to go there!
Published 937 days ago
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at [email protected] - Today I look at shares in Ferrexpo (FXPO), Paragon Entertainment (PEL), Premaitha Health (NIPT), and setting share price targets for all three stocks
Published 953 days ago
Premaitha Health (NIPT) has announced an agreement with the leading distributor of scientific products in Greece (Antisel SA) to provide its IONA test to clinical laboratories in the region and that it has been informed that American company Illumina, Inc. has added a third patent to its suit against it. Buy, sell or hold?
Published 972 days ago
How can I think straight when Corrie live is on tonight? Anyhow, I continue my debate with Paul Scott on Boohoo.com (BOO). He thinks I'm wrong HERE but I suggest a few points he may wish to consider. Then Lucian Miers flags up the curse of Welsh folks called Williams involved with PLCs - David at Avanti Communications (AVN), Jim and Tony at Arian Silver (AGQ) but is David at Tungsten (TUNG) a sheep shagger? And what about Chris Oil? We need to know. I discuss Arian in its own merits plus Europa Oil & Gas (EOG), Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) and in detail Premaitha (NIPT).
Published 975 days ago
This was not going to be my tip in the recently published book "The Magnificent 7" which you can download for free HERE. I was set to tip Optibiotix (OPTI) at c40p. Unfortunately for you (but fortunately for me since we own shares in the company) the share price has raced ahead to a 48p offer. I still think that they could head much higher and Zak Mir reckons that Optibiotix shares will be 60p by October. I think, that is what a chartist terms a long term view.
Published 981 days ago
It is all very well to ridicule the Daily Telegraph’s top ten AIM shares to buy to dodge IHT as I did yesterday HERE but could you do any better asks a reader. Possibly not, I don’t really like the AIM Casino but I am always up for a challenge so here goes.
Published 983 days ago
This morning NWOGaction, the shareholder action group for New World Oil & Gas (NEW), announced its support for Adam Reynolds and his team’s bid for election to the board, at the forthcoming AGM. This is an exciting turn of events for New World’s long-suffering shareholders. It promises to set this stricken company on a much more positive path, led by the value creating force behind the recent flyaway successes of Optibiotix (OPTI) and Premaitha Health (NIPT). Reynolds and his experienced team of turnaround specialists have identified a project and new executive management for New World, in the booming Med Tech space. Now all shareholders have to do is vote in favour of this radical change in direction.
Published 1007 days ago
Verdes Management (VMP) has since its AIM admission in 2005 been a total dog. Different management teams have run different models and all have ended in failure. The last chump in charge was Dave Breith of Coms (COMS) infamy. But that is all changing. The shares YESTERDAY weere consolidated and relisted following a RTO by React (REAT) - the company's new name as of today. A refinancing was completed at 1.68p. The shares are a buy at up to 2p with a target to sell of 3.3p before the autumn is too well progressed.
Published 1078 days ago
The Daily Mail & BBC this weekend ran stories about how the NHS was doing trials which would see all pregnant women getting a non invasive pre-natal test for down's syndrome. The Mail piece sums it up HERE
Published 1079 days ago
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at [email protected] - Today I look at Cap-XX (CPX), Premaitha Health (NIPT), President Energy (PPC)
Published 1265 days ago
Today Pharma giant Roche has snapped up a California based form Ariosa which is big in what is termed NIPT. Panmure Gordon, house broker to Premaitha (NIPT) reckons this has a clear read across for its AIM listed client. In a note sent out today it writes: