Distil – Q4 not as disappointing as it looks… and reasons for optimism

Published 11 days ago

Premium alcoholic drinks brands company Distil (DIS) has updated to “anticipate full year performance for the year ended 31 March 2019 to be in line with current market expectations” and “we expect continued growth in our core Rum and Gin markets during 2019”. The shares though have currently slipped back, below 2p…

Yourgene – FY Trading update, Do the maths - this is incredibly good!

Published 41 days ago

As you know my only concern over Yourgene (YGEN), where I remain a loyal shareholder, is an ethical one. A full year trading update, though badly crafted - note to board: sack useless PR - is incredibly impressive and removes any financial doubts. The shares have not yet responded. They will. At a 12.75p offer fill your boots at up to 15p – this stock will soon be in the roaring twenties and is a STRONG BUY...

Revenue Up, Profits Up as Diageo Drinks to Yet More Success

Published 108 days ago

Hello, Share Shifters. Most of the time I push penny shares forward for your further examination, but I do have my favourites among Footsie giants. Sensibly, you ought to hold at least half of your pot in the jumbos, even though even these babies can go sour. Today, I bring you a share I’ve long supported, if only because when times are shaky, more people it seems turn to the solace of drink...

PCI-PAL – argues “pleased” again… but on course for more funding needed? (after previous one a private investor screwing)

Published 112 days ago

PCI-PAL (PCIP), “the customer engagement specialist that secures and protects payment card data for companies handling payments by phone, is pleased to announce a trading update for the six months to 31 December 2018”. Then again last year, previously writing on the company the shares were down on “pleased to announce” results which had followed a private investor screwing…

Distil – Q3 (including Christmas) trading update, remains a buy

Published 117 days ago

Premium drinks brands company Distil (DIS) has updated on trading, including “year-on-year third quarter (October to December 2018) revenues and volumes increased by 29%”

Integumen – argued ‘transformational improvement’ sees shares soaring, BUT…

Published 186 days ago

Shares in skin care and cosmetics company Integumen (SKIN) are currently soaring on the back of a “Trading Update” commencing; “The company is pleased to announce the increased growth in product sales and contract test services at Labskin”

Getech – with results later this month, what to do?

Published 241 days ago

Having recently slid below 35p, shares in Getech (GTC) have now recovered to that level ahead of results “on or around the end of September”

Gear4music – overall sales growth “ahead of our expectations”… so why a share price decline?

Published 255 days ago

A trading update from online musical instruments and equipment retailer Gear4music (G4M) includes “sales growth during the period of 36% being ahead of our expectations”… so why a current approaching 5% share price fall, below 600p?…

Portmeirion – “delighted with the positive start to the year”… so why a share price decline?

Published 311 days ago

Previously writing in May on homewares group Portmeirion (PMP), I noted the company looked well set, but retained some caution. Now a half-year trading update…

Portmeirion Group – AGM update, set to beat market expectations?

Published 368 days ago

Previously writing on homewares group Portmeirion (PMP), I concluded I want further evidence of tangible, sustainable recovery before reconsidering my cautious stance. Today an AGM trading statement…

ASOS – H1 results argue “further progress with a strong trading performance”, why does the market disagree?

Published 404 days ago

Online fashion retailer ASOS (ASC) states it “reports further progress with a strong trading performance for the six months to 28 February 2018”. The shares have responded, er, currently quite a percent lower…

21st Century Technology – a 1:30pm “Re: Contract” announcement, Cause for concern?

Published 430 days ago

A 1:30pm “Re: Contract” announcement from transport technology company 21st Century (C21). A cause for concern?...

Hotel Chocolat – interims emphasise “another period of strong progress”… but progress enough for the valuation?

Published 453 days ago

Chocolatier and retailer, Hotel Chocolat (HOTC) has announced results for its half year ended 31st December 2017, including emphasising “another period of strong progress… with growth in both sales and profits” and “a strong differentiated brand which offers great products and customer service and that is priced as an affordable luxury, gives the board confidence in the group's continued progress”. So why have the shares responded lower, towards 300p?...

AO World – “pleased” with the revenue growth, but why not provide the range of analysts' expectations?

Published 494 days ago

CEO of online electrical retailer AO World (AO.), Steve Caunce, is “particularly pleased with the double digit sales growth in our UK business” and “pleased with the strong growth achieved” in Europe. Hmmm, what about the bottom-line and outlook though?...

DP Poland – “Update on Store Performance”, why not on company performance?

Published 669 days ago

DP Poland (DPP) has made an “Update on Store Performance” announcement for the first half of 2017, emphasising ‘continued strong growth in system sales’. The following updates with the shares having responded a few percent higher, back above 45p…

The UK consumer is not in a complete stupor says Whitbread

Published 698 days ago

Is the UK consumer completely shot? For the last year we have had a waxing and waning in views from 'the experts' on this. The reality is that it depends who you talk to but, biggest picture, what is needed is a great product, attractive marketing and a base underlying need. I last chatted through the Whitbread (WTB) investment case in late January, where I concluded that the stock was still worth a punt...

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

Published 740 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.


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