Marks & Spencer says it is 'getting match fit' should you back the rights issue?

Published 4 days ago

Well a year has passed since I wrote on these pages that:

Dignity continues to struggle as the death rate slows

Published 13 days ago

The last time I wrote about the UK's largest funeral provider Dignity (DTY) back in March, I observed 'we cannot buck death...but you can continue to avoid Dignity's stock' due to all the challenges facing both the company and the sector. Today's first quarter update makes for continued grisly reading and - as I write - the share is down a further 6%...

ASOS – interims emphasise confident of future improvement… but enough to justify valuation?

Published 46 days ago

Online fashion retailer ASOS (ASC) has announced results for its half year ended 28th February 2019 and that “we are confident of a stronger performance in H2 and are leaving FY guidance unchanged”. Hmmm…

Walker Greenbank – full-year adjusted profit “in line with expectations”. Really?...

Published 46 days ago

Interior furnishings company Walker Greenbank (WGB) “is pleased to announce its financial results for the 12 month period ended 31 January 2019”. The shares commenced that year approaching 130p, ended it at sub 90p and are currently sub 60p – and slightly further lower on the results announcement. “Pleased to announce”?...

Stilo International – 2018 results, “significant financial overheads associated with being a public listed company” worth it?

Published 73 days ago

Previously writing on content software tools and cloud services business Stilo International (STL), it was I having previously questioned capable of delivering sufficient growth?, half-year results…. Today 2018 full-year results including “as we look forward to growing future sales, supported by healthy cash reserves and a strong balance sheet, I am pleased to announce the payment of an increased final dividend of 0.06 pence per share, providing a total dividend for the year of 0.12 pence” (2017: 0.10p) – the shares have though currently responded to 2.35p – down 17.5%!...

McColl's shares have been marked down by over 75%...but I am still leaving them on the shelf

Published 97 days ago

Back in early December I expressed my pessimism about the shares of convenience store operator McColl's (MCLS), which have sunk from around 250p a year ago to around the 55p level today. Today's numbers are striking in the sense that everything remains difficult...but inevitably it remains hopeful…

Photo-Me – interims, really set for a second half recovery?

Published 167 days ago

Photobooths and ID and laundry and other vending equipment company, Photo-Me (PHTM) has announced results for its half-year ended 31st October 2018 – with the shares currently approaching 10% lower, at sub 100p, in response…

Daily Mail Results Give Little Comfort as the Newspaper World Continues to Struggle

Published 178 days ago

Hello, Share Rangers. As a former journalist who served Fleet Street, I’m unhappy with the demise of newspapers. But share bunnies need to be sensible rather than nostalgic. So on the full-year results of the Daily Mail (DMGT), I will continue to avoid its stock.

UP Global Sourcing – order book ahead, so why no meaningful share price recovery?

Published 258 days ago

BeldrayIntempoSalterConstellation and Progress consumer goods brands company UP Global Sourcing (UPGS) has updated on its year ended 31st July 2018 and on current trading and outlook, including “the FY19 order book is ahead of this time last year”. Why only a slight share price recovery, to currently still sub 33p, then?...

System1 Group – trading “has been disappointing”, so why are the shares higher?

Published 403 days ago

A trading update from marketing services group, System1 (SYS1) including noting trading during year ended 31st March 2018 “has been disappointing”. The shares are though currently approaching 7% higher, at 320p…

Aeorema Communications – 11:15am full-year results announcement… & dividend slashed

Published 562 days ago

Writing in September on Aeorema Communications (AEO) I concluded that I continued to avoid, at least ahead of the further results detail. The results for the company’s year ended 30th June 2017 have now been announced – at 11:15. Hmmm…

Castings – disappointing half-year results, but turnaround opportunity?

Published 562 days ago

I previously cautioned on shares in foundry and machining group Castings (CGS) in the midst of they sliding below 450p last month. They are presently sliding further, at around 430p, on the back of results for the company’s half-year ended 30th September 2017…

System1 Group – further down following recent interims, where now for the shares?

Published 573 days ago

Last writing on marketing services group System1 (SYS1), the former BrainJuicer Group, I concluded with the shares at 530p that I’d currently continue to avoid. Following recent results for the six months ended 30th September 2017, the shares are presently further lower, towards 400p…

Goodwin – 2:15pm ‘Interim Management Statement’ a cause for alarm?

Published 807 days ago

Previously writing on engineering company Goodwin (GDWN) in September with the shares at 1980p, I concluded that the energy industry environment saw me cautious and avoiding the shares. They were little changed on the prior 1895p close before an “Interim Management Statement” announcement at 2:15pm. A cause for alarm?...

Goodwin – a 2:40pm “Interim Management Statement” = intra-day profit disappointment

Published 984 days ago

Following Sepura, the intra-day profit disappointment continued (although to a much lesser degree) with a 2:40pm announcement from engineering company Goodwin (GDWN) – this including notice of a current year first quarter (to 31st July) pre-tax profit down £0.75 million from the corresponding 2015 period, to £3.05 million...


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