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I find it hard to see any value in Wey Education at the current price - sell

Published 22 hours ago

Wey Education (WEY) suddenly seems to have become very popular and the share price has pretty much doubled in recent weeks, but I’m struggling to see what the attraction is with this company and why people would invest at this level.

I'm not surprised to see the EVR Holdings share price drop and would continue to avoid it

Published 7 days ago

Last week I wrote a piece here about how I expected the market to react badly when EVR Holdings (EVRH) released its final results for 2018, so I wasn’t surprised to see a drop of around 25% in the share price when that news subsequently came.

Centrica is out of favour but has recovery potential longer term

Published 11 days ago

The past couple of years haven’t been great for FTSE100 stock Centrica (CNA), including the share price having halved during that time, but it could have recovery prospects from the current share price...

I'm expecting a negative reaction to the EVR Holdings final results

Published 13 days ago

EVR Holdings (EVRH) was once a favourite of PIs as its share price soared and it raised around £20 million of capital from institutional investors, but since it was trading at its peak interest seems to have waned and the share price has dropped back a long way.

Gem Diamonds looks too cheap down here - buy for the longer term

Published 27 days ago

Diamond miners seem to be out of favour at the moment, but many experts are predicting better things to come for the market, with demand increasing and supply falling, especially when it comes to large or rare coloured stones.

Plus500 has recovery potential from the current lows

Published 28 days ago

Sentiment towards Plus500 (PLUS) has been negative for some time now, and justifiably so in light of its most recent trading update.

Tern: yet another loan to DA, this time $315k - the joke goes on

Published 38 days ago

And so AIM-listed jam-tomorrow investment company Tern plc (TERN) has handed over another $315,000 to principal investee Device Authority (DA) in the form of yet another convertible loan, and surprise, surprise the previous loans have yet again been extended by another 6 months. I suppose it was easier to do now that the confetti printing machine got another massively discounted placing away a few days ago at 8.5p, although the shares have since collapsed to just 7.25p – a bad sign indeed.

Central Asia Metals produces another good set of results and remains a buy

Published 38 days ago

I’ve been a fan of Central Asia Metals (CAML) for some time now, and although the share price isn’t much higher currently, I still see it ultimately growing into a bigger company.

Unless actual contracts land quickly, Eqtec will soon be drowning in debt

Published 40 days ago

Smaller companies often offer promises of imminent revenue streams which cause upward spikes in the share price, but for any longer term appreciation in value they need to actually deliver on the expectations of their shareholders. Currently that would definitely seem to be the case with Eqtec (EQT), which I have been bearish on since the share price was between 1.26p and up to 1.57p, and private investors in this gasification to energy company were quick to point out how wrong I was when there was a brief spike in the share price shortly after my initial coverage at the lower end of that range. So, it has really come as much of a surprise to me that the share price has steadily declined over the few months since then and it now trades at around the 0.84p level to buy...

Petra Diamonds could add some sparkle to your portfolio

Published 52 days ago

Diamond miners have performed very poorly of late, but that doesn’t mean that trend will continue indefinitely - and now could be a good time to buy with a longer term view. Petra Diamonds (PDL) is definitely one in this sector which has caught my eye lately, and is one of several diamond miners which I have kept an eye on over the years...

SDX Energy should perform well in 2019 and beyond - buy

Published 73 days ago

SDX Energy (SDX) seems to be one of those AIM natural resources companies that has largely been forgotten about by private investors, but it has an awful lot going on over the coming 12 months, and beyond, and if even some of what it has scheduled goes to plan, then I would expect the shares to trade a lot higher...

Tern – takes a walk on the Wyld side

Published 76 days ago

AIM-listed jam-tomorrow investment company Tern plc (TERN) updated the market this morning on its wholly-owned investee flexiOPS with lashings and lashings of jam-tomorrow and oopsie, a profit warning buried in the text with regard to Wyld Technologies.

Strategic Minerals copper mine is due to come online soon - speculative buy

Published 87 days ago

I’m always very wary of investing in small mining companies, as even when the management team and the assets look decent, it is still a bit of a lottery as to whether the company will actually make it to a stage where it is making a profit and returning money to shareholders via dividends.

Major blow to Edenville Energy's coal-to-power plans

Published 93 days ago

All that Edenville Energy (EDL) seems to have managed to achieve over the years is to burn through cash at a rate of knots whilst failing to deliver anything for shareholders other than a steady and prolonged decrease in the share price. I can remember even back in 2010/11 when this company was being promoted as having huge potential, along with all the other rubbish that you tend to hear spouted about these small AIM resource outfits across the bulletin boards...

What is the real value of the Eqtec deal?

Published 121 days ago

There was much glee amongst certain individuals on Tuesday morning when an RNS dropped from Eqtec (EQT) announcing a contract, and some were very quick to point out that my opinion on the company had been incorrect. That followed my articles here saying that I wouldn’t touch the company, and although the news caused the share price to spike, my opinion on the company is completely unchanged – in fact the news actually reinforced my view!...

CyanConnode – trading update argues a 2019 “prudently built” business plan; previous ones imprudent then?

Published 122 days ago

“Trading Update” from self-styled “a world leader in Narrowband Radio Frequency Smart Mesh Networks”, CyanConnode (CYAN) is headlined “FY Revenues significantly exceed those achieved in FY 2017”. Why is the vanity of revenue rather than the reality of cash emphasised? – always a concern…

EQTEC will run out of cash soon and a discounted placing looks a cert

Published 127 days ago

EQTEC (EQT) has long been a favourite of the pump and dump crews operating at the lower end of AIM, so when the share price suddenly doubles in the space of just a few weeks, and there is seemingly no good reason for the rise, then it is hard not to be suspicious.

I will be surprised if Mobile Streams is still trading at the end of 2019

Published 130 days ago

Back in early December I wrote a piece warning people not to get taken in by RNS-Reach announcements, and criticising the way that some companies seemed to use the system to try to attract investors and pump their share price, by releasing information that isn’t considered to be price sensitive, but making out that it is some sort of big deal.

Rockhopper Exploration is a long term buy at the current price

Published 140 days ago

Rockhopper Exploration (RKH) was one of the darlings of AIM back in 2010/11 and was a big hit with investors when it first discovered and appraised the Sealion field in the Falklands, but since then interest has waned.

Koovs remains highly speculative at this stage

Published 156 days ago

Indian fashion retailer Koovs (KOOV) has just released its interim results and they don’t look pretty, but to be fair to the company that was largely expected.

Revolution Bars Group has long term potential despite the current blip in performance

Published 160 days ago

Revolution Bars Group (RBG) is a company that caught my eye a while back, but at the time it was for the wrong reasons as I’d noticed that the share price seemed to be on a steady downwards trajectory. In terms of this, nothing has really changed and it has been making new lows around the 100p area, losing around a third of its value in the past year – which included a brief spike to around 175p in January. This is one where there could be an argument for waiting for the trend to turn positive, if indeed it does from here, but with the market cap back around the £50 million level I can see value in buying here...

Beware of share price rises caused by RNS-Reach - Mobile Streams is a case in point

Published 167 days ago

I often find myself questioning the purpose of RNS Reach announcements for companies listed on the AIM market, as they can cause severe volatility in the share price and this is usually far more than is justified by the news itself.

Thin Film Electronics – yet another disaster for Neil Woodford as he is asked to get his wallet out

Published 190 days ago

Well, here we are again – another Woodford Unicorn has reported, this time Nowegian-listed Thin Film Electronics (OB:THIN)  with its 2018 Q3 numbers, and yet another hungry mouth to feed needs feeding, with little in the way of revenue to offer any comfort. The report starts well, but….

Lionsgold slung off AIM - what does it mean for shareholders?

Published 210 days ago

I would imagine that most Lionsgold (LION) holders were somewhat less than impressed when news came at the end of last week that its shares were being cancelled.

Patisserie Holdings still has a chance to recover

Published 218 days ago

With any company where there has been fraudulent activity you have to consider whether there are more skeletons in the cupboard which could cause a further freefall in the share price when they emerge.

Buy the current Vodafone weakness for long term gains and a healthy dividend yield

Published 222 days ago

Vodafone (VOD) has had a very weak year so far and the share price has been dropping steadily, but I believe that it can still turn things around longer term.

Why I would short Time Out Group

Published 236 days ago

Time Out Group (TMO) is a name that most people will be familiar with, as many of you will have used it when travelling around the world to make the most of wherever you are staying, and to discover local attractions and restaurants.

Edenville Energy looks a long way from becoming profitable - avoid

Published 237 days ago

If AIM gave out awards for achieving little and issuing billions of shares, then Tanzanian coal miner Edenville Energy (EDL) would be high up the list to receive one!

Tern – conference call answers questions? No, but it was a sell note

Published 238 days ago

So hats off to AIM-listed Tern (TERN) boss Al Sisto for answering my two questions. At least, that’s what we are to believe but having waved goodbye to almost an hour of my life listening to the Q&A call the message was clear: we will release news in accordance with AIM Rules. To be fair, one of my two questions made the cut and sort of got an answer, but not one that sheds any light on the situation. The other, well….maybe next time. And then there was, effectively, a sell note from Mr Sisto!

I'm a fan of the Aston Martin brand but won't be tempted by the IPO

Published 249 days ago

I’m a big fan of Aston Martin cars and it is one of the most famous brands from the UK, but I can’t see myself rushing to buy shares when the IPO takes place in early October. More details on exactly how the floatation will be structured should become available when the car maker publishes a prospectus around September 20, but it is expected that it will be seeking a valuation of around £5 billion.

I would continue to avoid Koovs until it proves that it can turn the business around

Published 250 days ago

I came in for a fair bit of criticism when I covered Indian fashion retailer Koovs (KOOV) negatively and suggested it was a sell or avoid back at the start of July. Since then the share price has pretty much halved from the 20p level that it was trading at, so I feel that my criticism of the company was justified, and my view has been vindicated – hopefully some of you who have read my articles and were holding at the time also saved yourselves from seeing the value of your investment halve. A number of people have been asking me what my view is of the company now that the share price has dropped back to around 10.6p to buy, so I felt that it was time to take another look.

I fail to see why anyone would invest in PCG Entertainment

Published 260 days ago

The AIM market is full of companies that promise the earth from various deals and contracts, yet very rarely do any of them actually deliver what is expected.

Why I think Hurricane Energy really is worth nearly £1 billion and maintain a conviction buy

Published 283 days ago

Regular readers of ShareProphets will know that I am usually very wary of any natural resources company that isn’t actually producing anything, especially if they are valued in the hundreds of millions.

Even allowing for the tax dispute risks, JKX looks good value - speculative buy

Published 287 days ago

Often at the lower end of the oil and gas sector private investors get fixated with taking gambles on drills with large prospective resources and dream of untold riches if the company gets lucky with the drill bit, but the reality is that in the majority of cases this will result in a duster and substantial losses.

Tern – “clarifies”. Has it committed securities fraud, or does it just stink?

Published 289 days ago

Shares in AIM-listed Tern plc (TERN) are down sharply this morning by 20% (last seen) on a clarification from the company regarding its principle investee Device Authority. In short, forecasts were, shall we say, a tad optimistic. That, in the wake of a placing at 26p. Perhaps some kind person can explain why that might not amount to securities fraud, for as a humble non-lawyer all I can say is it stinks.

Is now a good time to invest in Foxtons?

Published 293 days ago

Some might see Foxtons Group (FOXT) as a good recovery play given how far the share price has fallen in recent times... but is it?...

Hard to see a road to recovery for Mobile Streams

Published 295 days ago

The share price of Mobile Streams (MOS) has pretty much halved since I recently covered it as one to avoid at all costs, but despite that drop I still see no value in any investment here.

New scrap importation regulations in China could finish off Zibao Metals

Published 313 days ago

Zibao Metals (ZBO) is a company which most of you will never have heard of before, but could well be on the pump and dump crews lists again very soon after the latest news.

Mobile Streams faces an uphill battle - just to avoid bankruptcy

Published 339 days ago

Mobile Streams (MOS) appears to be yet another AIM company where it is hard to see it ever actually returning any money to investors, and whilst it certainly isn’t unique in that regard, I do have to wonder how long it can keep going for before the ability to raise funds finally dries up.

New ESMA regulations are likely to have a negative impact on Plus500

Published 343 days ago

CFD trading platform Plus500 (PLUS) has had a very strong start to the year and its share price has risen by around 90% off of the back of a strong trading performance, but I would definitely question whether that is set to continue going forwards due to some regulatory changes which are about to come into effect.

Catenae Innovation looks like one to avoid when you take a closer look

Published 353 days ago

It seems to be the season for big share price rises off of the back of very little in the way of substance across quite a few companies at the lower end of AIM at the moment!

Brave Bison is likely to get slaughtered

Published 361 days ago

In recent times we have seen some crazy rises off of the back of RNS Reach announcements, and the latest in the list is digital media publisher Brave Bison Group (BBSN).

The People's Operator remains one of the worst companies on AIM!

Published 364 days ago

The People’s Operator (TPOP) is one of a number of AIM companies where you have to wonder whether there is really any point in it continuing to stay in business, other than generating fees for its brokers.

Ocado valuation continues to reach even crazier heights

Published 365 days ago

Ocado (OCDO) has seen a significant rise in its share price in recent weeks and seems to have gained upwards momentum, but I would question how long that will last and still see it as very expensive at this point in time.

Sosandar – UK Investor Show Tip Update, Trading update and a couple of numbers: still a BUY

Published 366 days ago

AIM-listed online women’s clothing play Sosandar (SOS) from the Adam Reynolds stable has announced its trading update for y/e 31 March 2018. This was my pick of the companies I saw and chatted to at the UK Investor Show, and so far the shares have performed admirably. Now it has produced a cracker of a trading update and I still rate the shares a buy, but it certainly is not a “widows and orphans” stock!

Hard to see value in InnovaDerma at the current share price

Published 381 days ago

Whenever a company doubles in share price in a short space of time it tends to get my attention, and I look for reasons that justify such a sudden increase.

Over-reaction to sanctions against Russia offers a buying opportunity in Polymetal International

Published 404 days ago

Sudden large drops in share price as a result of a knee-jerk reactions to political world events can present great buying opportunities at times, and I certainly believe that to be the case with the falls we have just seen in the value of many companies with operations in Russia.

Despite the name change to Maistro, blur looks set to continue to perform badly!

Published 440 days ago

Despite changing its name from blur Group (BLUR) to Maistro (MAIS) at the start of the year, it is hard to see much of a change when it comes to the fortunes of the company. Basically, it offers businesses a platform for the procurement of business services, including marketing and human resources, and on its website it boasts that it has been in the business for over a decade. With that in mind, it doesn’t exactly look great that the company is still racking up heavy losses each year, and looks like it is going to continue doing so for the foreseeable future.

Big Sofa – Big Fundraise at a Big Premium, Company chat

Published 443 days ago

Tom Winnifrith and Cynical Bear have been battling it out over AIM-listed Big Sofa (BST) for a fair while. Cynical worries about the company running short of cash, Tom is interested in the growth and points to the fact that Sofa is about to turn profitable (according to the company). In the middle of all this, I have a few shares myself and have been wondering what to do (and so did nothing!)

Even at the current lows it is hard to see value in the People's Operator

Published 447 days ago

The People’s Operator (TPOP) is one of those AIM companies where it is hard to see how it will survive in the longer term, and unless things somehow alter dramatically, the recent changes will only delay the inevitable.

It is easy to see why Ocado is heavily shorted

Published 448 days ago

It isn’t hard to see why shopping delivery firm Ocado (OCDO) is one of the most shorted shares on the market, given its current valuation.

Can Hydrodec live up to its potential?

Published 478 days ago

Often it is wise to exercise caution when there has been a big rise in share price on the smaller AIM outfits, but that isn’t always the case and sometimes the fortunes of the company genuinely have improved significantly.

Will things be different this time around at Westminster Group?

Published 482 days ago

Westminster Group (WSG) is a company which I once had high hopes for, but in the past it has always been one which has promised the earth but has failed to deliver much of any real substance.

Is Lionsgold really worth £19 million currently?

Published 485 days ago

The rise in shares of Lionsgold (LION) has got the attention of many, and it certainly looked as though news was leaked prior to an RNS later in the day. Having seen the share price dropping steadily of late, it suddenly surged more than 40% on much higher than normal volume. Initially it looked like just another pump, as this share has been very popular with private investors ever since its share price rose by around 500% in December and is very volatile, but then an RNS dropped informing the market that it was making a new investment, and it ended the day up nearly 90% at 4.55p on the ask.

CyanConnode seems incapable of converting orders into revenue and profit

Published 497 days ago

Often when it comes to AIM companies investors get far too fixated on revenue and orderbooks, and forget that in reality it all comes down to the bottom line and the actual net profit that the company is either already making, or is likely to make.

Draganfly – AIM POS “pleased to announce” interims. Hang on to the asbestos suit!

Published 518 days ago

I last covered AIM-listed Draganfly (DRG) HERE and concluded that it was one for the asbestos suit and a very, very long bargepole. Now, almost 15 months on, its (afterhours, natch) interims caught my eye. Apparently the Board are [sic] pleased to announce them, and so is the Chairman. So they are good, right?

Concerns over future dividends offer a good buying opportunity in GlaxoSmithKline

Published 533 days ago

The big pharmaceutical companies have traditionally been a fairly safe bet for a steady source of income over the years, and through the peaks and troughs in the markets.

Distil still has long term potential from this share price level

Published 539 days ago

The beverage/retail sector isn’t one which I normally watch that closely in general, but there is one small AIM listed outfit called Distil (DIS) shares in which I have been following for a while now.

BT Group could still prove to be a great recovery play

Published 558 days ago

Even large, FTSE-100 shares can go through periods where seemingly every piece of news brings about a decline in the share price, and the company seems to be hit by one negative revelation after another. But as long as there isn’t anything wrong with the underlying business, then often these are just temporary blips and can offer the sort of recovery opportunities, and potential returns, that you don’t see often with outfits of this size.

Midatech Pharma – a reader asks what we think (it’s not good….the curse of Neil Woodford (again)

Published 592 days ago

I have to say I haven’t come across AIM-listed Midatech (MTPH) until now. However, with interims results just released perhaps I could get a handle on it. The problem is that the interim report has a few gaping holes in it, all of which leaves a strong sense of unease. The unease in increased when I note that the recent bailout placing (at a whopping 31% discount) showed up Woodford Investment Management as a major holder. Oh dear, not a good start….

Tern – ‘fesses up that Device Authority fundraise first close delayed, revenues tiny

Published 597 days ago

Well, well, well: last Friday I suggested that the fundraise advertised by Tern in an RNS dated 11 August which was expected to reach $2.5 million at first close by the end of September appeared to have run into some difficulty. A week later Tern has finally got arround to confessing that first close is now expected to be during October.  It seems that the company still needs a bit of help from ShareProphets Nomad Services.

EnQuest could be even cheaper after its interims - following problems at Kraken

Published 626 days ago

Delays to the Kraken field reaching full production levels could prove costly for EnQuest (ENQ), as it will leave a large gap in expected revenues up until that point.

Growth rates are failing to support the Gfinity market valuation

Published 629 days ago

Unfortunately a lot of early stage media and technology companies can look to have huge potential but then fail to really live up to expectations, and I think that has definitely been the case with Gfinity (GFIN).

It's time to consider banking some profit on Dotdigital

Published 650 days ago

Even with shares which have exhibited steady share price growth over a period of years there comes a time when you have to consider selling up and moving on, especially in cases where the market valuation looks to be ahead of the financials.

Entu equity holders face wipe out - yet some PIs continue to buy!

Published 652 days ago

Over the years I’ve watched the dying stages of a number of companies with interest, and in many cases you see a similar pattern in terms of share price movement.

Fishing retailer Angling Direct lists on AIM - but does it offer value?

Published 671 days ago

Following the successful floatation of Fishing Republic (FISH) a couple of years back, it was only a matter of time before one of the other large fishing tackle retailers followed the same route, and we’ve just seen Angling Direct (ANG) list on the AIM market.

Jubilee Platinum continues to make progress: BUY

Published 703 days ago

Shares in Jubilee Platinum (JLP) have taken a bit of a battering in recent months, but I can still see plenty of upside here on any sort of positive reversal in platinum prices, and it is also worth remembering that other platinum group metals have been more robust.

Mosman Oil & Gas over-reacts to very average news at best!

Published 705 days ago

Private investors often seem to have very short memories, and although many have previously been badly burned by putting money into Mosman Oil and Gas (MSMN), some were flocking back into the company again today, sending its share price rocketing.

The People's Operator burns through cash at an astonishing rate

Published 719 days ago

The People’s Operator (TPOP) was once a favourite with private investors but its share price has taken a tumble since the latter part of 2016. However, I believe that it is still well over-priced at its current level.

Distil has been a fantastic investment but it may be time to take some profit

Published 738 days ago

Whilst it is true that a lot of the small companies listed on AIM are total junk, there are also some gems amongst them, and I think that Distil (DIS) falls into that category. I first came across this company at the UK Investor Show a couple of years back and it has performed extremely well since I first covered it as a buy here at around 0.8p - the share price is currently nearly 350% higher than it was back then.

Fishing Republic: Impressive growth but still looks expensive

Published 754 days ago

Fishing Republic (FISH) is a company that I have been keeping a close eye on ever since it first listed on AIM back in June 2015 and, although I find it hard to see value at the current market cap, it is showing signs that it could grow into it.

Fitbug – shares up on another RNS Reach announcement, but complete ramparoonies now limited?

Published 767 days ago

In a “non-regulatory RNS Reach communication”, Fitbug (FITB) “is pleased to announce a customer renewal for wellbeing services with a large financial institution”. Wow, a renewal hey – this following recently announced 2016 results showing a more than £3 million net cash outflow before new financing on reduced revenue of £1.1 million

Sanderson Group is showing steady growth

Published 768 days ago

I always seem to come away from the UK Investor Show having found at least a couple of companies which I had never looked at previously piquing my interest, and this year’s event was no exception.

Could Digital Barriers be on the verge of turning things around?

Published 783 days ago

Digital Barriers (DGB) has been like so many other AIM companies, in that it has promised a lot but has failed to deliver in the way that investors expected it to, and it now looks like the last chance for the company to live up to expectations.

Switch Your Focus from Tiddlers to Leviathens - But Not Any Old Leviathan

Published 806 days ago

Hello Share Swappers. We are now living in even scarier times than usual in Shareland. What with Brexit, Big Donald, a possible new cold war, inflation and growing world debt. We are also being frightened witless by the continuing shocking revelations by Uncle Tom and his top team of investigators. If I were running a shaky company, especially one on AIM, I would not be sleeping - ever.

Starcom looks no closer to actually making a profit

Published 811 days ago

Starcom Systems (STAR) has just released a trading update which shows that progress is still slower than expected in terms of growth and actually making the company profitable.

Well done Fevertree I was wrong - but i struggle even more to see value at this price

Published 826 days ago

Fevertree Drinks (FEVR) is a company that I have admittedly been wrong about in the past – I like the product and way the business has grown, but thought the valuation was crazy!

BT accounting problems present a buying opportunity

Published 841 days ago

Whenever you get a big drop in the share price of FTSE350 companies it can represent a buying opportunity, depending of course on what caused the drop in the first place.

Time Out Group – 2016 trading update, revenue is vanity…

Published 843 days ago

Time Out Group (TMO) “is pleased to announce” that “revenue for the full year is anticipated to be ahead of the board's expectations” and “closing net cash expected to be better than previously anticipated”. So why are the shares barely ahead, at 137p?...

CloudTag – just how much cash is this company burning? £9m in 2016?

Published 866 days ago

With the L1 funding package now fully drawn, AIM-listed CloudTag has now had an awfully large amount of money, yet we are still to see a product available for it to sell. But thumbing through the RNSs of the last few months shows an incredible cashburn. Where has it all gone?

ShareProphets share tips of the year Number 19: Sell Taihua says Nigel Somerville

Published 869 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) is, in my view, a screaming sell in view of the Red Flags highlighted on this site for months. I doubt very much whether a short position is possible with this stock, but if I were a holder I’d be running for the hills.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall. Will your Shares Rise or Fall?

Published 883 days ago

Hello Share Tasters. I hold more Trinity Mirror (TNI) shares than I am happy with. It’s the usual story of having invested many, many years ago and then failing to wave bye bye when the story changes for the worst.

Will Webis ever actually make a profit?

Published 886 days ago

There is a saying that ‘revenue is vanity, profit is sanity’, and I have to wonder if there is a better example of this than tiny AIM listed betting company Webis (WEB)!

Picture This - A Stunning Company which Keeps on Developing Profits.

Published 890 days ago

Hello Share Twiddlers. There are some shares in our bag, gang, that we know, just know will keep on bumping up our investment. I have brought to your notice recently the Welsh computer engineer IQE (IQE). That is one of them. Another is Legal and General (LGEN).  And a third is the Honkers Bonkers bank (HSBA).

Despite Posting a Loss, Allergy Therapeutics is Not to Be Sneezed at

Published 964 days ago

Hello Share Puzzlers. Thank goodness the hay fever season is over. I no longer suffer, having moved to the seaside, but the horror of a blocked conk and streaming eyes remains. You may have noticed that allergies seem to be on the rise. At least the number of folk who complain about them is.

Filthy 40 Haike Chemical – yet more Red Flags as it admits 50% overstatement in trading update

Published 985 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Haike Chemical (HAIK) took the biscuit this morning with an update that its last trading statement was just sheer hogwash. If it was uninvestable before, finding out that an “administrative oversight” led to a 50% overstatement of revenue which has taken almost seven weeks to come to light ought to have investors shying away from their bargepoles even if wearing asbestos gloves.

Rex Bionics – results statement notes “a number of important milestones”, but what about the financials?

Published 996 days ago

Robot technology to enhance the mobility of wheelchair users-focused Rex Bionics (RXB) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2016 and that this “has been a period of broad progress across all areas, and we are pleased to be able to report to shareholders on the achievement of a number of important milestones during the period”. Hmmm…

Record Car Sales Should Boost Engineering Firm TT Electronics

Published 996 days ago

Hello Share Funsters. I don’t like investing in the motor industry because I think we should all do more walking, I hate air pollution and don’t really like driving. But this should not stop my bringing to your attention companies in this line which I think might make you some money. Though you must always do your own research as I could be - and often am - wrong.

Galasys Red Flag Festival – boardroom farce, resignations & joke accounts

Published 1024 days ago

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Things are starting to terminal for AIM-listed Galasys (GLS). With the boardroom already at war with itself and dragging the dispute into English, Jersey and Singapore court-rooms and with qualified accounts released for FY15 now we learn that Computershare has terminated its services as company secretary and provider of the registered office. 

The Welsh Wafer Firm Gets a Share Boost - and It Could Be Justified

Published 1032 days ago

Hello Share Fiends. As ARM (ARM) is likely to be taken over at a juicy premium for shareholders of 42% on the pre-news price, it is only fitting that we look at another company in (very) roughly the same line of business. It is another of my limited stable of technological shares and it's called IQE (IQE). 

Trying to make sense of Transense

Published 1034 days ago

Shares in AIM-listed Transense Technologies (TRT) are up heavily on the back of a positive-looking trading statement and news of a licence agreement with NYSE giant General Electric (GE). But is the news all it is cracked up to be?

Eagle Eye Solutions – CEO reckons “encouraging progress”, the market reckons not…

Published 1073 days ago

In February, with its shares at over 200p, I noted scepticism on Eagle Eye Solutions (EYE) after a heavily spun trading update - see HERE. We now have another trading update and CEO Phill Blundell emphasising “encouraging progress”, though the shares currently down a further more than 10%, to 164p, in response. Hmmm…

C'mon Postie, Don't Be Slow, Your Shares in Royal Mail Could Go Man Go.

Published 1080 days ago

Hello Share Crunchers. Let me send you a letter recommending you research Royal Mail (RMG). I believe, though am not entierly sure as I don't look too closely into her finances, that my wife still holds some shares. So I am not entirely unbiased. Though I sold mr Royal Mail stock some time ago for a tasty profit - and have no plans at present to buy them back. This is not because I believe the share has a limited prospect of rising, but because this family already owns enough Royal Mail shares. Eggs and baskets and all that.

Fancy Connecting to a Magazine Giant? Have a Look at Connect.

Published 1104 days ago

Hello Share Bunnies. You may be tempted top think that shares in magazine companies could be a bit iffy following Trinity Mirror’s (TNI) decision to pull the plug on its latest daily newspaper. But there is a company in this line which is doing rather well. Connect (CNCT) is Britain’s largest magazine and newspaper outfit.

Seaenergy – shares up, selling opportunity?

Published 1185 days ago

Shares in AIM-listed under-sea train-wreck SeaEnergy were up 10% yesterday on news from Lansdowne Oil and Gas (LOGP) – see herewhich itself was up a whopping 33% at 2p mid. 

Fishing Republic; looking to expand

Published 1424 days ago

The sportfishing industry is one that I know well, as it has been part of my day job for many years! So it was with great interest that I followed the listing of Fishing Republic (FISH) on the AIM market earlier this month.

SpaceandPeople plc – another profits warning, what now?

Published 1710 days ago

Manager of promotional and retail merchandising space in shopping centres and other high footfall venues, SpaceandPeople plc (SAL) has announced results for the first half of 2014 “challenging period for the group, with trading in a number of areas being slower than had been anticipated". It now expects full-year “profit before tax and non-recurring costs of between £800k and £1.0million and profit before tax but after non-recurring costs, of between £500k and £700k”. Is this discounted in a share price, which has fallen from more than 150p earlier this year to a current sub 50p?

Goals Soccer Centres – interim results, company on the right foot?

Published 1719 days ago

Shares in Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) currently trade 4% higher today, at 221p, on the back of its results for the first half of the 2014 calendar year and with the company “confident in meeting its financial expectations for the current financial year and delivering long term value to its shareholders”. I update in the following having, at 192.5p, identified potential value in the shares early this year.

Early September's Stock-Ping - research Hydrodec Group Plc

Published 1719 days ago

For the September Stock-Ping Stockpinger brings you a company operating in a specialised and niche market, a company far unlike companies already featured. However, having said that, this is a company with an emphasis on recycling, slightly akin to last month’s Stock-Ping, TEG Environmental. This month we’ve picked Hydrodec Group PLC (HYR).

Nighthawk looks a good buy at this price

Published 1724 days ago

Nighthawk Energy (HAWK) has had more than its fair share of ups and downs over the years, but now seems to be heading in the right direction. The AIM-listed oil producer and explorer is based in the US with licences in various parts of Colorado, and the latest update showed that during July it produced over 2,000bopd – although this was down slightly on the previous two months due to maintenance work and testing.

WPP at 1245p; an excellent play on Sterling weakness

Published 1727 days ago

WPP interim results are a classic example of what the strong pound has been doing to British overseas earners. Thank God the minority of two on the Bank of England rate setting Monetary Committee did not persuade the rest to raise interest rates when the Committee met recently. Life is tough enough for companies such as WPP (WPP); most of its top line revenue comes from overseas. In the six months to June 30 this was reported up 2.7%. However, if it were not for the painfully strong Sterling exchange rate, revenue, we are told would, have risen a staggering 11.3%.

Sell Group4 Services; looks undercapitalised

Published 1731 days ago

I first looked at Group4 Services (GFS) just thirteen months ago. Then the share price had collapsed to 212p after the Olympic Games fiasco and the charging scandal, in which HM Prison service was wrongly charged by G4S for tagging offenders not in custody, when it turned out that they were in prison or not available for such a service. It transpired that the picture of Group 4 operatives turning up for a made to measure electronic leg attachment, had too much fiction about it. Such seeming duplicity was a disastrous public relations and brand image catastrophe with bad vibrations. In July 2013, I found value in the company and the share price of 2012p, which duly obliged by peaking at 274p earlier this month. Last seen, the shares had come down to 261p.

IndigoVision Group – trading update, one to keep an eye on?

Published 1746 days ago

IndigoVision Group (IND), the Edinburgh-headquartered designer and manufacturer of video security systems for large scale and complex security installations, has given an update on trading, including noting that “all major regions have reported year on year revenue growth”. The shares have fallen a couple of percent on this news, so now is the time to examine whether or not there is value to be had here.

Power to the People Giant Set to Energize Share Price.

Published 1748 days ago

Hello Share Pickers: Aggreko (AGK) has been a great share for me. But that was a few years ago. When the share price started to decay after a long healthy bull run, I dumped 'em. There is no loyalty in this black heart. Your best share in the whole wide world should be dropped when things start to go wrong. And they nearly always do, eventually.

Afren at a bargain basement price

Published 1748 days ago

Afren (AFR) has taken a massive hit following the suspension of two of its directors, and it could well have further to drop. Last week’s news that the CEO and Chief Operating Officer had received unauthorised payments benefitting them personally has already knocked more than £500 million off the market cap of this oil and gas producer.

July’s Stock-Ping - Research TEG Group

Published 1754 days ago

Back to the ‘T’s and mother nature for this month’s Stockping however far removed from wireless technology and infection control, the company this month operate on the old adage ‘where there’s muck, there’s money’ and possibly in increasing amounts in years to come. TEG Group PLC (TEG) with its wholly owned subsidiaries, TEG Environmental , TEG Energy  and Simpro  along with 50% stakes in TEG Biogas (Perth)  and TEG Biogas (London) provides state of the art technology for handling organic wastes with abbreviations such as: ‘IVC’ – in vessel composting, ‘ABP’ – animal by product and ‘AD’ anaerobic digestion, gardeners will know, the latter is rather smelly, but this shouldn’t put you off the share!!!

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