Argo Blockchain – full-year results, what for the cash-backing? BUY

Published 11 hours ago

Argo Blockchain (ARB) has announced results for the period from its incorporation on 7th December 2017 to 31st December 2018, including “the group expects to turn EBITDA break-even in the second half of this year”

Columbus Energy Resources – Q1 2019 update, significant potential catalysts ahead…BUY

Published 11 hours ago

Currently Trinidad-orientated, Columbus Energy Resources (CERP) has updated on the first quarter of 2019 – with Executive Chairman Leo Koot adding “the next quarter will be busy as we prepare for the SWP drilling campaign and progress other M&A opportunities”

KEFI Minerals – Q1 2019 Operational Update… milestones on the horizon: BUY

Published 1 day ago

KEFI Minerals (KEFI) has updated on the first quarter of 2019 – including emphasising Prime Ministerial go-ahead for the Tulu Kapi gold project in Ethiopia and that the Regional Government has begun triggering the consecutive steps of the resettlement programme…

Union Jack Oil – we not as pleased as it with sale of licence interest… but still imminent “company-changing” potential

Published 1 day ago

Union Jack Oil (UJO) “is pleased to announce that it has conditionally agreed to sell its 7.5% interest in PEDL143 to UK Oil & Gas” (UKOG)…

Alba Mineral Resources – updates on Brockham & Horse Hill… and more news flow to come

Published 3 days ago

Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) has updated on Brockham oil field operations (Production Licence 235, Alba: 5%) and on the Horse Hill-1 Kimmeridge Limestone and Portland Sandstone oil discovery, in which it has an 11.765% interest…

Ncondezi Energy – fundraising for solar/battery storage move

Published 3 days ago

Ncondezi Energy (NCCL) has announced it has raised £1.88 million at 6.5p per share and “entered into a term sheet with GridX Africa Development, an African power developer, enabling it to enter into a Joint Venture focused on building and operating captive solar and battery storage solutions for the African Commercial and Industrial sector”

Optibiotix – Indian Slimbiome regulatory all-clear another piece in the jigsaw

Published 5 days ago

It is another piece in the jigsaw and it could turn out to be quite a large one. Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that it has received a licence from the Food Standards and Safety Authority India (FSSAI) for its weight management product, SlimBiome to be manufactured in India. The approval was gained by Optibiotix's manufacturing partner, Zeon Life Sciences, for both SlimBiome and SlimBiome-containing products...

Bluebird Merchant Ventures – response to Gubong application, swift progress being made: BUY

Published 6 days ago

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) “is pleased to announce that it has received a positive response to the application for the 'permit to develop' the Gubong Mine”

Rose Petroleum – new directors and funding spark the shares - BUY

Published 7 days ago

Rose Petroleum (ROSE) has updated the market  with news of  a £0.275 million fundraise at 1.1p per share from Robert Bensh and that Bensh has joined as Executive Chairman…this is a surprise but a welcome one.

Anglo Asian Mining – positive Q1 production & cash update, more to come…

Published 7 days ago

Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ) has updated on first quarter of 2019 production and operations and that “the company continues to generate cash with our net cash balance increasing by $4.7 million despite a $3 million payment of corporate taxation in the quarter”

Venn Life Sciences – loan note issued. Hold tight, fireworks on the way

Published 8 days ago

Venn Life Sciences (VENN), the AIM-listed integrated drug development partner, has announced that Raglan Capital, the vehicle of Cathal Friel, has subscribed for loan notes of £250,000...

Concepta – £2.3 million placing at 3p: what a bunch of (another word beginning with C)

Published 10 days ago

Nine days ago Concepta (CPT) was pushing aggressively at UK Investor - having just re-announced a deal with Boots - and mug punters responded, paying up to 3.75p to buy shares in the market. Last week I was made an insider. Apparently two big funds were desperate for shares and a placing to raise £2 million was underway...

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

Published 12 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...

Alba Mineral Resources – Brockham Update, follow management?

Published 13 days ago

Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) has updated that Production Licence 235 (Alba: 5%) operator Angus Energy (ANGS) has published an indicative timetable for drilling operations…

Fox Marble – tidy-up acquisitions, remains a long-term buy

Published 13 days ago

Fox Marble (FOX) “is pleased to announce that it has conditionally acquired Green Power Sh.p.k the licence holder of the Maleshevë quarry and Scope Sh.p.k., a company through which Fox Marble has entered into two hire purchase agreements”

Rose Petroleum – funding delays… but now proposed board changes and…

Published 15 days ago

Rose Petroleum (ROSE) has updated including that obtaining a farm-in / funding commitment for its Paradox Basin, USA acreage on appropriate terms is taking longer than anticipated, but also proposed new board appointees “acutely aware that time is of the essence and look forward to updating shareholders in the very near future”

Rotala – full-year results, confident about the prospects: BUY

Published 15 days ago

UK bus company Rotala (ROL) has announced results for its year ended 30th November 2018 and that it is “confident… about the prospects of the group and excited about the possibility of expanding it considerably in the years ahead”

Woodbois – positive quarterly update from the former Obtala, ‘a high level of confidence’…

Published 17 days ago

Woodbois (WBI), the former Obtala, “is pleased to provide a quarterly update on operations for the three months ended 31 March 2019” (Q1), emphasising “the pace of progress… clearly validates the decision to shed the agriculture business in order to concentrate our experience, energy and strengthened balance sheet on competing profitably within our chosen industry” (timber production and trading)…

Argo Blockchain – Sack the board EGM called, very odd events... but a buy

Published 18 days ago

Argo Blockchain (ARB) has announced that it has received a shareholder requisition notice from Lynchwood Nominees Limited, which owns 14% of the company's voting capital, to convene a general meeting at which resolutions would be proposed to remove Jonathan Bixby and Mike Edwards (and any other director appointed on or after 15 March) as directors of the company and to appoint an as-yet unidentified person to the board as a director. The board understands that First Investments Holding Limited is the beneficial owner of the shares held and referred to by Lynchwood...

Update on Versarien and its shocking new American Appointment

Published 19 days ago

Since I last wrote about Versarien (VRS) in November last year the stock had fallen around 20% until yesterday when it ripped 20p on news that it had completed the US-based Graphene Council’s “Verified graphene producer” programme. This gives it a market cap of £187 million. That is a lot of hope value for an enterprise that seems to do little more than announce vague MOUs with various named, and more often unnamed, entities...

Petropavlovsk – receives bridge loans repayment, still more to come

Published 22 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has announced “it has received the Rouble equivalent of approximately US$57 million as full repayment of the two bridge loans advanced by Petropavlovsk to IRC during 2018”

Yourgene – Egypt “news” in the loosest term: Strong Buy

Published 25 days ago

It is hard to get terribly excited by the latest news from Yourgene (YGEN). Indeed is it really news? But fear not there is far more exciting material in the pipeline...

A good (short) idea from Matthew Earl

Published 26 days ago

On Saturday I shall be on the main stage at UK Investor in a bears panel with the Dark Destroyer Matthew Earl and new bear on the block Duncan Stewart. We can promise fireworks. Here is a taster, an idea from Matt...

Altyn – funding progress, more on the horizon?

Published 26 days ago

Altyn (ALTN) “is pleased to announce that it has now reached an agreement with Kazakh bank, JSC Bank CenterCredit, and as a first step has entered into an unsecured loan agreement for a sum of KZT 350m (approximately USD 950,000)”

Alba Mineral Resources – follows Horse Hill update with news from both Greenland & Brockham

Published 27 days ago

Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) “is pleased to announce” assay results from the maiden 2018 drilling campaign across its Thule black sands project in Greenland and has followed with a “Brockham Update”

Falanx – new Nomad broker – an upgrade: STRONG BUY

Published 29 days ago

This is good news. Falanx (FLX) has made it clear that it does not need to place again to execute its business plan and to get itself into material profitability. We would hope for a formal trading statement within the next month or so very much confirming this and an improvement in profitability.

IQE - Piss poor sell side analysts and a ludicrous valuation

Published 29 days ago

Shares in IQE (IQE) are volatile. In the past year they have traded between 136p and 56p and closed yesterday at 68p. The market can often be unforgiving when companies disappoint but in the case of IQE it seems remarkably tolerant…

Union Jack Oil – funding at a not great price… but look at the potential of the projects it’s for

Published 29 days ago

Union Jack Oil (UJO) “is pleased to announce that it has conditionally raised £1.75 million by way of a placing and subscription, through the issue of a total of 2,333,333,334 new ordinary shares at an issue price of 0.075 pence”

Bluebird Merchant Ventures – placing… but also further progress towards potential gold pour this year

Published 30 days ago

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) has announced a £0.4365 million placing at 2.25p per share - with £0.1865 million of that from directors Colin Patterson, Charles Barclay and Aidan Bishop - to further progress its South Korean gold projects towards targeted first gold pour in the fourth quarter of this year…

Optibiotix – on a Swiss roll now, remains a strong buy

Published 30 days ago

Another day, another deal. Is this No. 30 or 31, I rather lose count. But if you watched the interview with Steve O’Hara the other day, HERE, you will know that the majority of those already signed are now generating revenues and the curve in nearly all of those is sharply upwards. Optibiotix (OPTI) is profitable and hugely operationally geared...

Petropavlovsk – IRC refinances, cash inflow ahoy!

Published 31 days ago

Following General Meeting approval last week, Petropavlovsk (POG) “is pleased to announce that the refinancing of the outstanding Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd loan has been completed following an initial drawdown on a new US$240 million facility with JSC Gazprombank by the Kimkano-Sutarsky Mining and Beneficiation Plant LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of IRC Limited”

Alba Mineral Resources – Horse Hill furthers news flow potential?

Published 31 days ago

Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) has updated that “we are pleased to see continued stable production reported from the Portland Sandstone and look forward to further updates from the operator as the programme continues” (Alba: 11.765%)…

Argo Blockchain - now a buy?

Published 32 days ago

Recently Argo Blockchain (ARB) announced a “Strategy Update” including “as a result of the challenging conditions, the company has ceased accepting new mining subscriptions and will terminate all existing mining-as-a-service contracts by 1st April 2019”. Particularly not good as the company only listed in August 2018! – that at 16p in an IPO our own Tom Winnifrith stagged (unsuccessfully); by the time of the noted announcement the shares had fallen to around 3p – but they have now recovered a bit and there looks a good chance of more to come…

Columbus Energy Resources – CO₂ pilot project progress, “the potential to transform oil and gas operations”?

Published 34 days ago

Columbus Energy Resources (CERP) has updated on a CO₂ enhanced oil recovery pilot project on its operated Inniss-Trinity IPSC – described as “has the potential to transform oil & gas operations in the Inniss-Trinity field and in similar fields in Trinidad”

Kefi – another project update: BUY

Published 34 days ago

KEFI Minerals (KEFI) has yet another update for us on its Tulu Kapi gold project in Ethiopia. We know this process does seem to be taking an eternity. But progress is being made.

PureCircle - Fad Failure and Funny Accounting = SELL

Published 35 days ago

Bears often pigeonhole duff companies as frauds, fads or failures as if they belong in one or other of these distinct categories. The truth is that quite often a fad resorts to fraud when it realises that it is a failure. The most obvious example of this right now is Tesla. But there are others.

Optibiotix – another step forward, deal with HLH extended, BUY

Published 35 days ago

Another day and another small piece of what will be an enormous jigsaw falls into place.

Bluebird Merchant Ventures – Kochang permit application now also submitted, looks set to be news soon…

Published 37 days ago

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) has announced that the application for the 'permit to develop' the Kochang Mine has been submitted and updated on other timescales…

Berkeley Energia – interims, frustrating but the potential remains: BUY

Published 37 days ago

Berkeley Energia (BKY) has announced results for its half year ended 31st December 2018 including that “outstanding items” re. a permit “have been previously disclosed and are currently being addressed by the company”

A Malcolm Stacey share tip where the company has misled investors hugely

Published 37 days ago

Actually I am being generous. One might suggest that certain undergarments are look very combustible. I am sure that when Malcolm becomes aware of this he will wish to revisit his position. This is a scandal, the company has declined to comment and its advisors do not seem to give a damn either, their excuses are risible.

Concepta - signs up with Boots; Game ON

Published 39 days ago

We've noted that the new boss of Concepta (CPT), Matthew Walls, is a class act and he is showing it. Costs have been cut, the Chinese malarkey ended and the focus has been on monetising the MyLotus kit, which tells women exactly when the time is right to get up the duff. The reviews of MyLotus from women who have used it have been rave reviews. The question was: how to get it to market?...

Anglo Asian Mining – dividend guidance & Gadir resource estimate, still at least a hold

Published 40 days ago

Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ) “is pleased to announce… the company will declare a minimum final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2018 of US$3 cents per share and a minimum total dividend for the year ending 31 December 2019 of US$6 cents per share” and that it “now publishes Mineral Resources and an Ore Reserve Estimate for its Gadir Underground mine”

Telit is still a short it is a matter of when not of its shares crash

Published 41 days ago

I wrote recently about Telit Communications (TCM), suggesting that the shares were worth selling whether or not it received $105 million from TUS for the sale of its automotive division.

Obtala – new funding, pricing not ideal but does look set to unleash further upside potential

Published 43 days ago

Obtala (OBT) “is pleased to announce that it has raised £2 million… by entering into a subscription agreement with existing institutional investor Lombard Odier Asset Management”

Bluebird Merchant Ventures – Kochang update and interims; this to be THE year

Published 44 days ago

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) says that it “is pleased to announce its Interim Report and Accounts for the half year ended 31 December 2018… and to provide an operational update on the Kochang Mine”...

Red Rock Resources – “stepped up the pace in Congo”, Buy to almost double

Published 44 days ago

“Cobalt/Copper Joint Venture - Congo” announcement from Red Rock Resources (RRR) – with Chairman Andrew Bell stating “with the elections there having passed peacefully, we have again stepped up the pace in Congo and put in place the final documents allowing us to pursue the JV project”

Fox Marble – production resumption with additional equipment and a new customer. All positive…

Published 45 days ago

Fox Marble (FOX) “is pleased to announce the resumption of production after the usual winter shut down in our Prilep quarry in Northern Macedonia” – and with the deployment of additional equipment and a new customer…

Synectics – results subdued… but confident of good progress from here

Published 46 days ago

Surveillance technology and networked security systems company Synectics (SNX) has announced results for its year ended 30th November 2018 and that “the pipeline of identified new business that the group expects to win and deliver in 2019 is strong, and we expect to benefit from growing momentum in certain market sectors”

A Turbulent Week at Tesla - sell before it’s too late

Published 47 days ago

I speculated previously about what might be the catalyst for the great Tesla (NASDAQ - TSLA) unravel and since then I believe we may have seen it...

Catenae Innovation – placing and warrant issue, still a buy here

Published 49 days ago

Catenae Innovation (CTEA) said that it“is pleased to announce a placing… at an important time for the company’s development strategy”

San Leon Energy – following "great news" tender offer, operational progress also continues

Published 50 days ago

San Leon Energy (SLE) “is pleased to announce that the Akaso-15 well (known as OSMU-1 prior to completion) has been drilled and completed, and connection of the well to the pipeline system is anticipated by Eroton to finish this week. The well is expected to be brought onto production during the first half of March”

Alba Mineral Resources – Brockham operator “advancing plans at pace”

Published 52 days ago

Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) has updated following the operator of the Brockham oil field, Angus Energy (ANGS) updating on its operations – including stating on Brockham “the company welcomes this news as it will greatly speed up the process of re-starting production”

Goldplat – admits “disappointed” with interims. But…

Published 53 days ago

Goldplat (GDP) has announced results for its half-year ended 31st December 2018 including “profits from operating activities continue to improve after a very poor first quarter. Sourcing of material for Goldplat Recovery Ghana and finalisation of funding for Kilimapesa Gold are the immediate issues facing Goldplat”

Petropavlovsk – delay in bridge loan repayment to it… but looks minor

Published 54 days ago

A 19th December update from Petropavlovsk (POG) included “the bridge loan will be repaid to Petropavlovsk upon full completion of the new facility which is expected to be in late February 2019”. There’s now an Update on Temporary Bridge Loan to IRC” announcement…

KEFI Minerals – placing as intention to trigger Tulu Kapi at end of current quarter reinforced: BUY

Published 56 days ago

KEFI Minerals (KEFI) has announced both meetings this month including the Ethiopian Government saw intention to trigger Tulu Kapi project development at the end of the current quarter reinforced and a placing <em>“to fund current working capital of both KEFI and the project”...

Reach4Entertainment – I am going to be honest with you ref placing and acquisition

Published 56 days ago

Tom Winnifrith writes: It looks as if Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has made a great acquisition and as a long suffering shareholder I suppose I should be happy and say that we can all look forward to sunlit uplands. And maybe we can but I think I must be honest with you and come clean.

Optibiotix: FDA Designation – big news: STRONG BUY at up to 90p - target 125p by Easter

Published 57 days ago

The market does not seem to have picked up on the significance of the most recent news from Optibiotix (OPTI). It will.

Optibiotix – Probiota update puts Thirsty Paul Scott bang to rights - STRONG BUY

Published 58 days ago

These days Optibiotix (OPTI) is on the cusp of being or already profitable and as such what excites us are rapidly growing revenues and new sales and marketing agreements. We will not have to wait long at all for more news on both those fronts. But behind this great company is the IP, the science.

San Leon Energy – great news; tender offer at 46p per share

Published 58 days ago

A tender offer announcement from San Leon Energy (SLE) – and the shares currently more than 17% higher, above 35p in response…

Red Rock Resources – cash incoming as Jupiter Mines announces dividend amount

Published 58 days ago

Red Rock Resources (RRR) has updated following a dividend announcement by Jupiter Mines (ASX - JMS), in which it holds 18,524,914 shares (0.95%)…

Alba Mineral Resources – Horse Hill progress towards positive free cash flow?

Published 59 days ago

Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) has updated including “we are pleased to see the resumption of test production from the Portland Sandstone and look forward to further reports from the operator as the test programme continues”

Yourgene – debt cleared this is an amazing deal: STRONG BUY (plus comment on Hardman)

Published 61 days ago

Companies often describe deals as “transformational” without any real justification. Yesterday’s deal by Yourgene (YGEN) really is a game changer and is fantastic news for we loyal shareholders.

FirstGroup - dumping 'Madchester' bus station & refinancing bonds

Published 61 days ago

I am trying to think if I have ever been to ‘Madchester’ bus station. Whilst I ponder this, I can provide you with the news that FirstGroup (FGP) which apparently used to own it has sold it on for £11 million or so to another transport group Go-Ahead (GOG). How exciting. Much as I would like to talk about transport hubs of the north, there is a serious side to my preliminary waffle…

Thoughts on Telit as D Day looms (Wednesday)

Published 62 days ago

As I write, the Telit Communications (TCM) share price at 120p is trading close to its lows as next Wednesday looms. This is the date that the acquisition of its auto division by TUS International, postponed twice already, is “expected” to complete…

Optibiotix - trading statement & company chat, this really is great news

Published 65 days ago

Both bulls and bears appear to be taking something from the latest trading statement from Optibiotix (OPTI) – the bears are wrong and what we learned is great news for we shareholders. I have chatted to Steve O’Hara at length and, as a result, I more bullish than I have been in a good while...

Red Rock Resources – Jupiter Mines to receive further distribution, dividend to Red Rock incoming

Published 65 days ago

Red Rock Resources (RRR) has noted an update from Jupiter Mines which includes “the board of Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining (Pty) Ltd has resolved to distribute a R1.1 billion H2 2019 dividend to its shareholders”...

Bluebird Merchant Ventures – Kochang data comparison reinforces mine re-opening potential

Published 66 days ago

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) “is pleased to see strong correlation in the results of the underground sampling programme carried out by KORES, with that conducted by the company in the same area in the first half of 2018”

Thoughts on The US Market Juggernaut

Published 67 days ago

The year to date has not provided a very promising backdrop for bears. I - like many others - am intensely irritated by Donald Trump’s obsession with the level of the US market and his clearly seeing it as a barometer for his own genius. When he claimed late last year that the fourth quarter sell off was a blip and a buying opportunity I waited with grim satisfaction for the rude awakening that was sure to follow...

Alba Mineral Resources – mining projects update, news flow looking set to really kick-in

Published 67 days ago

Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) “is pleased to report on progress… and to outline the company's work plans for the coming months

Optibiotix – and now a big deal in Japan: shares to hit 125p by Easter + CEO Video

Published 68 days ago

Another day and another hugely positive announcement from Optibiotix (OPTI) to delight we loyal shareholders.  This news is from Japan.

Anglo Asian Mining – after top-end of 2018 production guidance, announces 2019’s…

Published 69 days ago

Updating on Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ) last month, we noted it ‘looking forward’ “to providing further updates on forecast 2019 production and expansion and exploration results in the coming weeks”. Last week, a “2019 Production Guidance” announcement…

Catenae Innovation – framework agreement supporting recent operational momentum, remains a buy

Published 69 days ago

Catenae Innovation (CTEA) has announced “a 5-year renewable licence framework agreement with Z/Yen Group Limited for the use of ‘ChainZy’ - Z/Yen’s distributed ledger platform”

Bluebird Merchant Ventures – potential government drilling grant and more: BUY

Published 69 days ago

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) “is pleased to announce the application for a grant for an assisted drilling programme at Kochang from KORES, the submission of the report on the feasibility of re-opening the mine to Southern Gold and the application for the permit to develop Gubong from the South Korean Government”

Red Rock Resources – updates on Congo progress, Buy to almost double

Published 71 days ago

Red Rock Resources (RRR) has updated having concluded the first phase of work on the Musonoi licence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, noting “the derivation of a 3-D model that appears to support some of the assumptions on which we invested is an important staging post on our journey”

Optibiotix – yes, I know the release was typed on Adam Reynold’s keyboard but…

Published 71 days ago

Another week and another deal is announced by OptiBiotix Health plc (OPTI). This is a three year supply agreement with Biolat JSC covering the supply of its cholesterol and blood pressure reducing LPLDL® strain in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It seems that in the Baltic states they are more likely to die of heart disease than anyone else on this planet so it is not a bad target market.

Union Jack Oil – Wressle appeal in against Council’s planning poltroons, Buy

Published 73 days ago

Union Jack Oil (UJO) has updated that the appeal against the refusal of planning consent for the development of the Wressle oil discovery by the North Lincolnshire Council's Planning Committee on 28th November has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate…

Venn Life Sciences - a buy

Published 75 days ago

A tip last month on HotStockRockets - the shares are already comfortably ahead on the tip price, but there looks much more to come...

Reach4Entertainment – 2018 “significantly ahead of expectations” and also expects 2019 ahead, Buy to Treble!

Published 77 days ago

Reiterating a buy stance on Reach4Entertainment (R4E)  just the other day after the Gary Neville acqusition we also noted it is disappointing that there’s been no full-year (2018) trading statement. Now there is a “Year-end trading update” – and it’s very positive news…

Red Rock – update…getting there: BUY ( to double)

Published 78 days ago

Red Rock Resources (RRR) has updated us on progress on its African operations.

KEFI Minerals – operational update, progress towards the shares sparking

Published 79 days ago

KEFI Minerals (KEFI) has made an operational update, including “the Regional Government is not yet ready to trigger resettlement due to recent changes to its administration and security structure. However, it has stated that it still wants KEFI/TKGM to be ready to do so later in this current quarter”

Catenae Innovation – OnSide product advances into rugby, shares remain a buy

Published 81 days ago

Catenae Innovation (CTEA) has announced what it considers “a significant step for the OnSide product”...

Ariana Resources – share buy-back error, BUT…

Published 81 days ago

Kizilcukur development update, including that “bulk sampling results demonstrate that the Kizilcukur deposit has the capacity to act as a source of high-grade satellite feed to the Kiziltepe processing plant”, and “Share Buy-Back: Update” announcements from Ariana Resources (AAU)...

IQE – sell the rally

Published 82 days ago

It is not, in my view, a great time to be shorting UK names which are sensitive to the underlying market direction as I believe that the UK market, currently suffering from peak uncertainty from Brexit, could see a major re-rating in the event of any solution bar a general election, particularly if there is some sort of fudge of May’s deal which is, I think, the most likely outcome (I am long FTSE 250 not 100 futures to avoid currency considerations). This is not to say that I have downed tools completely on the short side in the UK...

Union Jack Oil – Wressle planning consent extension success, now onto a development appeal. But before…

Published 84 days ago

Union Jack Oil (UJO) “is pleased to announce” that an “application to extend the existing planning consent for the Wressle site by a year was approved by the Planning Inspector on appeal”

KEFI Minerals – Tulu Kapi progress update, Getting There…BUY

Published 85 days ago

KEFI Minerals (KEFI) has updated on progress towards the development of its Tulu Kapi gold project, with MD Harry Anagnostaras-Adams “delighted with the significant progress we have made this month”…he is right!

Rotala – 2019 “begun in line” after 2018 “performed well”, remains a buy

Published 85 days ago

Rotala (ROL) has updated including “the group performed well in 2018” and “trading for the current year has begun in line with budget”

Petropavlovsk – production update, boosted by successful commissioning of cornerstone project

Published 86 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has updated including “total gold production for 2018 was 422.3Koz… the group is targeting FY 2019 gold production of 450 - 500Koz”, with it “very proud to report the successful commissioning of our cornerstone project, the Pokrovskiy Pressure Oxidation plant”

Bluebird Merchant Ventures – strategy update, rapid progress to positive cash flow?

Published 86 days ago

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) has updated on its 2019 strategy, including “gold production to commence by the end of 2019”

Obtala – Long Term Incentive Plan announcement… but no need for shareholder anger here

Published 87 days ago

“Director/PDMR Shareholding” and “Long Term Incentive Plan” announcements from Obtala (OBT) – but this is far from the typical corporate greed LTIP…

Catenae Innovation – first agreements for OnSite, looks much more to come

Published 87 days ago

Catenae Innovation (CTEA) has announced “it has signed its first agreements for OnSite with Firedoor Guardian Limited”...

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

Published 87 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%”

Fox Marble – sales agreement with expected value “in excess of €1 million over the next twelve months”, remains a buy

Published 89 days ago

“New Material and Orders” announcement from Fox Marble (FOX), emphasising Commercial extraction commenced of Alexandrian Blue marble from Prilep Quarry. 441 tonne order of Alexandrian Blue completed and paid in December 2018. Sales agreement entered into with an indicative value in excess of €1 million”...

Alba Mineral Resources – Horse Hill update not promising for UK Oil & Gas BUT…

Published 90 days ago

Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) has updated that, “based on the continued Kimmeridge extended well test success and last October's announcement of Portland commercial viability, the company has been informed that the operator's plans are to continue HH-1 extended well test production until the expiry of the current permits in spring 2019 and then, subject to receipt of all necessary approvals, to move directly into the drilling and long-term testing of two new wells, HH-2 and HH-1z”

Update on Flybe: Short Term Lifeline for the Retail Punter

Published 91 days ago

I wrote about Flybe (FLYB) last week when the shares were trading at 3p and suggested that, borrow permitting, they should be shorted as:

Ariana Resources – further positive production update & a buyback, shares starting to respond

Published 92 days ago

A production update from Ariana Resources (AAU) emphasising “gold production exceeds 2018 guidance by 36%”…not bad but there is better news still

Anglo Asian Mining – positive 2018 update, production “at upper range of guidance”...

Published 93 days ago

“Q4 and FY 2018 Production and Operations Review” from Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ), emphasising “full year production at upper range of guidance and net cash of $6.1 million at 31 December 2018”

Obtala – quarterly update, now ‘supercharging development’

Published 94 days ago

Obtala (OBT) “is pleased to provide a quarterly update on operations for the three months ended 31 December 2018” – and this includes revenue up by 16% over the previous quarter to $3.7 million, taking the full-year to $13.5 million…

Rose Petroleum – acquires additional acreage, now to funding & drilling

Published 95 days ago

Rose Petroleum (ROSE) “is pleased to announce” successful participation in a Bureau of Land Management Utah lease sale – acquiring a 75% working interest in an additional 1,260 net acres immediately adjoining its Gunnison Valley Unit acreage in the Paradox Basin, USA…

Shoe Zone – full-year results, a value proposition looking suited to the challenging consumer environment

Published 97 days ago

Shoe Zone (SHOE) has announced results for its year ended 29th September 2018 and that it is “positive about the outlook for the remainder of the year”, currently “trading ahead of previous market expectations”

Alba Mineral Resources – Brockham progress, shares response held back by sheer AIM casino comedy at Angus Energy?

Published 97 days ago

Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) has updated following an announcement from the operator (Angus Energy) of the Brockham oil field, the production licence of which Alba has a 5% interest in…

Flybe put out of its misery for 1p. Next up for near wi;peout is Interserve

Published 97 days ago

As I have pointed out before, when a company’s management tells you that it is bust it pays to believe them. Last month I recommended shorting Flybe (FLYB) at 15p on the basis that although the statement in November, putting itself up for sale, had not used the word “worthless” to describe its equity, it was clear that any bid for the debt-laden company was not going to leave anything more than a token amount for shareholders.

Optibiotix – another day another deal: many more to come (soon!)

Published 99 days ago

The latest deal from Optibiotix (OPTI) is a three year distribution agreement with a company called SilvEXPO Ltd to distribute and commercialise OptiBiotix's own label CholBiome products containing its cholesterol and blood pressure reducing LPLDL strain in Russia and Kazakhstan...

Columbus Energy Resources – extreme weather and oil price hits, but looks good potential from here…

Published 99 days ago

Columbus Energy Resources (CERP) “is pleased to provide an update on business, operational and financial activities during Q4 2018”. However, this includes “gross revenues of US$3.23 million achieved (Q3 2018: US$3.85 million) - reduction due to lower average production and lower oil price achieved over the quarter”. Hmmm…

Yourgene – launch of new upgraded NIPT test: Buy

Published 100 days ago

Yourgene Health (YGEN) - the company formerly known as Premaitha - has announced the launch of the Sage™ 32 plex test, a new high throughput non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) and analysis solution for clinical laboratories...

San Leon Energy – OML 18 operator refinances, positive momentum continuing to build - BUY

Published 100 days ago

San Leon Energy (SLE) “is pleased to provide an update with regards to the OML 18 reserves-based lending facility held by Eroton Exploration and Production Company Limited, the operator of OML 18”

Union Jack Oil – Biscathorpe-2 well spud, let the excitement commence…

Published 102 days ago

Union Jack Oil (UJO) “is pleased to announce the commencement of drilling operations at Biscathorpe-2”

Optibiotix – Indian manufacturing deal very good news, more to come

Published 103 days ago

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced that it has entered into an exclusive manufacturing and supply agreement with Zeon Lifesciences. The agreement grants Zeon an exclusive license to manufacture and supply OptiBiotix's SlimBiome weight management technology in India, in return for 50% of the profit...

Rose Petroleum – Schlumberger study results, confidence enhanced

Published 103 days ago

Rose Petroleum (ROSE) has updated on a ‘Fracture Characterisation Study’ undertaken by Schlumberger, including that “it reinforces the assessment of the Clastic 21 reservoir as a naturally fractured reservoir and illustrates the value of drilling the 22-1 well”

Telit Communications – still a sell

Published 104 days ago

With the share price of loss-making ‘Internet of Things’ play Telit Communications (TCM) flirting with a multi-year low, it is understandable that some may be tempted to go bottom fishing. As I see it, the bull case is as follows:

KEFI Minerals – shares slightly lower on Tulu Kapi project update, BUT…

Published 106 days ago

KEFI Minerals (KEFI) states it “is pleased to provide” an update on the Tulu Kapi gold project, but then includes that “whilst the Government has provided a number of formal consents, at the date of this update there are a number of others that whilst having been verbally agreed, are still subject to processing formalities and thus the agreed deadlines have been extended to end January 2019”. Hmmm...

Chamberlin – interims impacted by production ramp-up inefficiencies, but H2 looks better... BUY

Published 106 days ago

Chamberlin (CMH) has announced results for the six months ended 30th September 2018 and that “the group is expected to deliver an improved performance in the second half”

Catenae Innovation – full-year results, “commencement of the recovery for the business”

Published 109 days ago

Catenae Innovation (CTEA) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2018, including “the board saw the restructuring of the business as critical to delivering the new business strategy and became the primary focus for much of the year. The period saw the commencement of the recovery for the business with the introduction of the new product set and the board are pleased to see that the revised products areas are attracting both interest and revenues”

Wishbone – loan conversion & tiny warrant exercise: more good news - still a buy

Published 109 days ago

This is good news. Expect more good news in early 2019. Wishbone Gold (WSBN) has announced that it has issued another 207,297,514 new ordinary shares to Sanderson Capital allowing the lender to convert 63% of its outstanding loans: £258,500 out of £407,141. The conversion price is based on the 30 day MA and is 0.1247p and Sanderson has agreed it will not sell any shares without permission, which we hope will not be given for some time...

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2019 – No 22 is from Tom Winnifrith

Published 109 days ago

Between Christmas Day and January 2nd we shall be publishing more than 20 share tips of the year – buys and sells. The twenty second and final tip is the third from Tom Winnifrith.

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2019 – No 20 is from Lucian Miers

Published 110 days ago

Between Christmas Day and January 2nd we shall be publishing more than 20 share tips of the year – buys and sells. Twentieth up is a second from infamous bear raider Lucian Miers, the bard of the Boleyn

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2019 – No 18 is from Steve Moore

Published 110 days ago

Between Christmas Day and January 2nd we shall be publishing more than 20 share tips of the year – buys and sells. Eighteenth up is a second from Steve Moore.

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2019 – No 17 is from Steve Moore

Published 111 days ago

Between Christmas Day and January 2nd we shall be publishing more than 20 share tips of the year – buys and sells. Seventeenth up is a first from Steve Moore.

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2019 – No 16 is from Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore at N50

Published 112 days ago

Between Christmas Day and January 2nd we shall be publishing more than 20 share tips of the year – buys and sells. Sixteenth up up is the second from Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore at N50.

WANdisco – healthcare contract win adds to momentum

Published 112 days ago

WANdisco (WAND) has announced a “second major healthcare deal we have agreed this month” and that “our pipeline with IBM continues to build”

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2019 – No 11 is from Malcolm Stacey

Published 113 days ago

Between Christmas Day and January 2nd we shall be publishing more than 20 share tips of the year – buys and sells. Eleventh up is the second from Malcolm Stacey.

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2019 – No 10 is from Tom Winnifrith

Published 114 days ago

Between Christmas Day and January 2nd we shall be publishing more than 20 share tips of the year – buys and sells. Tenth up is the first from site Editor Tom Winnifrith.

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2019 – No 9 is from Gary Newman

Published 114 days ago

Between Christmas Day and January 2nd we shall be publishing more than 20 share tips of the year – buys and sells. Ninth up is the second one from Gary Newman.

Sell Tesla again!

Published 114 days ago

My 2018 bear tip at the UK investor show was Tesla so apologies for that. It is ,however, rather looking like the ten year bull market may be coming to an end and stocks that are vulnerable are over leveraged names with refinancings coming due and crazy valuations. So I am going to stick my neck out and predict that 2019 is the year that Musk finally gets his comeuppance. The shares are now $317.

San Leon Energy – OML 18 arrears being paid, “a very positive step”. Indeed - buy

Published 114 days ago

With “all cash calls have been received for 2017 and are up-to-date for 2018”, San Leon Energy (SLE) now “is pleased to announce that it has been informed by Eroton that all of the 2015 NNPC cash call arrears have now been paid to Eroton and only approximately $20 million of arrears remain for 2016”. What does this mean?...

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2019 – No 8 is from Nigel Somerville

Published 114 days ago

Between Christmas Day and January 2nd we shall be publishing more than 20 share tips of the year – buys and sells. Eighth up is the second one from Nigel Somerville, the deputy Sheriff of AIM.

Wishbone Gold Placing, I could ffing scream - BUT!!!!

Published 115 days ago

Tom Winnifrith wrote before Christmas: I am just livid, But you make bad trading decisions when livid so I am not selling my shares in Wishbone Gold (WSBN) but am doubling down on my torture by going to spend two days with my mother in law in the grim Northern welfare safari.

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2019 – No 5 is from Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore at N50

Published 115 days ago

Between Christmas Day and January 2nd we shall be publishing more than 20 share tips of the year – buys and sells. Fifth up is one from Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore at N50.

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2019 – No 3 is from Chris Bailey

Published 116 days ago

Between Christmas Day and January 2nd we shall be publishing more than 20 share tips of the year – buys and sells. Third up is one from Chris "Three Brains" Bailey.

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2019 – No 2 is from Malcolm Stacey

Published 117 days ago

Between now and January 2nd we shall be publishing more than 20 share tips of the year – buys and sells. Second up is one from Malcolm Stacey. 

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2019 – No 1 is from Gary Newman

Published 118 days ago

Between now and January 2nd we shall be publishing more than 20 share tips of the year – buys and sells. We kick off with one from Gary Newman 

Petropavlovsk – financial and operational progress, Buy

Published 119 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has updated that the first stage of its plan to reduce its guarantee for 31.1% owned IRC Limited is completed and that “with the twin events of concluding the restructuring of the IRC Facility, and with the successful ongoing ramp up of Petropavlovsk's Pressure Oxidation Hub, the company is poised to generate returns for its stakeholders in 2019 and beyond”

KEFI Minerals – financing, permitting & on-the-ground progress, remains a buy

Published 122 days ago

A General Meeting update from KEFI Minerals (KEFI), including detailing progress which sees “the development plan for the company's Tulu Kapi Gold Project in Ethiopia remains on schedule to start in January”

Optibiotix – board strengthened, Buy at up to 90p

Published 123 days ago

The evolution and growth of Optibiotix (OPTI) continues with a change of personnel which we should welcome...

WANdisco - largest ever cloud deal, more to come

Published 124 days ago

WANdisco (WAND) is “delighted to announce our largest ever cloud deal”…

Ariana Resources – new drilling programme to commence imminently, shares starting to respond - KEEP BUYING

Published 126 days ago

Ariana Resources (AAU) has updated that a drilling programme is to commence imminently at Kizilcukur, “with the objective of defining a high-grade zone amenable to open-pit mining”

Optibiotix – CLN issue by Probiotix – upgrade stance to BUY

Published 126 days ago

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced that its formerly wholly owned subsidiary ProBiotix Health Limited has raised £1.025 million of capital through the issue of convertible loan notes. So what you say?

Lessons from AA plc

Published 128 days ago

It never ceases to amaze me what Private Equity firms get away with. We are warned constantly that buying from them often ends in tears but, like moths to a light, the investment community cannot resist handing over other people’s money to them at crazy prices. It looks like Uber and Airbnb are lumbering onto the runway. In 2004 private equity firms, CVC Capital, Permira and Charterhouse bought the AA (AA.) from Centrica for £1.75 billion. Ten years later they borrowed vast amounts of money and paid themselves £2.5 billion in “dividends”…

Rose Petroleum – ‘pleasing’ revised operations plan agreed, looks worth a small punt

Published 130 days ago

Rose Petroleum (ROSE) is “pleased” to have agreed a revised operations plan – this allowing it to drill its highest-ranked target first…

Catenae Innovation – first blockchain contract & product updates, remains a buy

Published 130 days ago

Catenae Innovation (CTEA) has announced a first contract for a solution utilising its blockchain technology and updated on its such technology and announced a product launch…

KEFI Minerals – Tulu Kapi update, positive regulatory consent news “in the coming weeks”?

Published 131 days ago

KEFI Minerals (KEFI) has updated on the Tulu Kapi gold project in Ethiopia – including of a programme of works following “advice the company has received from the Ethiopian Federal and Regional Government agencies that the handful of remaining regulatory consents required for triggering the project are expected to be provided in the coming weeks”

Bluebird Merchant Ventures – emphasises “excellent” initial metallurgical results from Kochang, remains a buy

Published 131 days ago

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) “is pleased to announce excellent results relating to initial metallurgical test work conducted on a composite ore sample from Kochang Mine”

Thoughts on Thomas Cook: stay away. Short Flybe instead

Published 132 days ago

Several people have asked me about Thomas Cook (TCG) recently where there is certainly an element of déjà vu from seven years ago. I was short then on the basis that the company was insolvent and was waiting patiently for the shares to go from 10p to zero...

Petropavlovsk – POX Hub processing milestone, Buy

Published 134 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has announced the initial processing of refractory concentrate at its pressure oxidation (‘POX’) hub – emphasising this “marks a significant moment in the company's history, as we begin to process our refractory ore via the newest and most technologically advanced POX processing facility in Russia, a month ahead of schedule”

Union Jack Oil: New NED, Chris Oil buys 3% (no make that 5.9%), farm in completed - BUY

Published 135 days ago

Well it is all happening down at Union Jack Oil (UJO). Let’s start with fundamentals.

Yourgene (Premaitha as was) – interims, numbers shite but still a strong buy?

Published 136 days ago

There is, for we long suffering shareholders, light at the end of the tunnel though a first read of results from Yourgene (YGEN) for the six months to 30 September 2018 does not exactly bring a warm feeling. But there is a new CEO, Lyn Rees, and he seems to have a clue. Of course the Illumina patent issue was only settled during this period and that should be born in mind. To the numbers…

Optibiotix - not blockbuster news, but good…patience my friends

Published 137 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) boss Steve O’Hara has dusted down his Adam Reynolds keyboard for another RNS which the market seems, unwisely to ignore. But we, the faithful shareholders, will be rewarded for our patience with something far more stirring and we shouldn’t be waiting very long at all...

Synectics – FY only “broadly in line” but now “increasingly confident”, remains a recovery buy

Published 139 days ago

Surveillance technology and networked security systems company Synectics (SNX) has updated including anticipated underlying profit before tax for its year ending 30th November 2018 is broadly in line with market expectations” and that “the board is increasingly confident of solid progress in the group's results in the coming year”

Sell the Wayfair Rally at $105

Published 139 days ago

Wayfair (NYSE:W), the US online home furnishing group with a $9.5 billion market cap, saw its shares rise the other day as it reported strong sales over the Thanksgiving period. This proves a classic shorting opportunity at $105 per share.

Ariana Resources – follows positive production results with positive exploration results. Buy

Published 142 days ago

Ariana Resources (AAU) has emphasised “excellent exploration results” at its wholly-owned Salinbas project, with it “confident that the testing of some of these targets with drilling will lead to the identification and definition of further resources within the project area”

Petropavlovsk - POX Hub & IRC refinancing progress; buy

Published 142 days ago

An update from Petropavlovsk (POG) as it progresses POX Hub commissioning and IRC Limited progresses refinancing…

Optibiotix - the second most important announcement in its history: Buy!

Published 144 days ago

“This is the second most important announcement we’ve made since we listed.” So said Optibiotix (OPTI) boss Steve O’Hara as we chatted this morning. The news is massive. Having worked on gaining medical device status and a CE Mark for the weight loss product Slimbiome for two and a half years, permission has finally been granted...

Bluebird Merchant Ventures – progress at Kochang, more to come

Published 145 days ago

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) “has completed a review of all data to date, related to the Kochang gold and silver mine. As a result it has derived an initial estimate of the mineral potential available for the redevelopment of the mine”

Norcros – interims, “remains confident” BUT…

Published 146 days ago

Bathroom and kitchen products company Norcros (NXR) has announced results for its half-year ended 30th September 2018 and that it “remains confident…to make further progress in line with its expectations for the year to 31 March 2019”

Union Jack Oil – “transformative” Wressle development a step closer, with another next week?

Published 146 days ago

With a 27.5% working interest in the Wressle development, Union Jack Oil (UJO) has noted a “Wressle Recommended for Approval by Planners” announcement from operator Egdon Resources (EDR)…

Creightons – positive response to interims, but still looks much more to come

Published 148 days ago

A 28p offer price October tip from ourselves, shares in developer, manufacturer and marketer of toiletries and fragrances Creightons (CRL) have now risen comfortably above 30p on the back of results for the company’s half-year ended 30th September 2018…

Optibiotix – Greek deal, news via Adam Reynolds keyboard but better to come – BUY

Published 149 days ago

Shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) have not been immune to the general market sell off and trade at 64p-66p despite some more positive news. The frustration is that it has been announced with a release typed on the Adam Reynolds keyboard, the one with no numbers on it. But fear not bigger deals with real numbers will follow shortly...

RedT Energy – first project of its type to be commissioned worldwide now operational, shares remain a buy

Published 149 days ago

RedT Energy (RED) “is pleased to announce that its 1MWh vanadium flow / lithium-ion hybrid energy storage system is now installed and operational at a site in Melbourne, Australia”

Updated thoughts on Tesla - stay short

Published 150 days ago

The recent market turmoil has seen some decent gains for those who have been predominantly bearish for a while in the face of an unprecedented bull market. Buying the dips, a wildly successful strategy for the last ten years, suddenly doesn’t feel so clever. My own view as to whether this time might be different was to look at the world’s favourite stock Apple (NASDAQ - AAPL) and see if it would lose its trillion-dollar market cap and then some. That to me would be a signal that the selloff has legs. That has now happened, and I believe that the long overdue reality check has started and is by no means over.

Buy Wandisco - up on our share tip already but much more to come!

Published 155 days ago

We tipped Wandisco (WAND) as our tip of the month in October. The shares have gained 20p since then, despite the market waekness but the thesis is unchanged and is explained below in full detail.

Bluebird Merchant Ventures – placing at a premium reinforces confidence, Buy

Published 155 days ago

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) is “pleased to have completed a premium private placement given the current market conditions. This demonstrates the confidence in our South Korean projects and in the progress that has been made as we continue to move towards our goal of reopening the mines”. So, what’s the detail?...

Ariana Resources – directors buy further shares & company events

Published 156 days ago

Following positive Kiziltepe quarterly results earlier this week, now “Director/PDMR Shareholding” and “Corporate Events” announcements from Ariana Resources (AAU)…

Falanx - unimpressive interims & placing, though shares to still more than double?

Published 157 days ago

Forget all the blather about how Falanx (FLX) will use the £4 million net raised at 3p to grow its business. Interim results for the period to 30 September show that it was almost out of cash. It is thus quite infuriating for the company to state that it has raised the cash “in response to institutional demand”. Whoever wrote that should be hung, drawn and quartered and have their head placed on a spike outside the Stock Exchange as a warning to others who sput such obvious bollocks via RNS. To the results first...

Ariana Resources – positive Kiziltepe quarterly results, remains a buy

Published 157 days ago

Ariana Resources (AAU) has updated on quarterly operations from its 50% owned Kiziltepe mine, including “we are now well on track to exceed our production guidance for the year”

Victoria - update on bond fiasco, remains a sell

Published 159 days ago

It will be interesting to see how Geoff Wilding, Executive Chairman at Victoria plc (VCP), responds to what is his first real hiccup since he took the helm five years ago, growing the company exponentially with a string of acquisitions that have been welcomed by the market and seen himself and his shareholders richly rewarded...

KEFI Minerals – “pleased to report” exploration developments, but also a new financing?

Published 161 days ago

KEFI Minerals (KEFI) is pleased to report proposed Ethiopian exploration area expansion, the formal renewal of the Hawiah exploration licence in Saudi Arabia but also “a term sheet for a £2 million (plus an optional second £2 million) secured working capital loan facility”

Bowleven – tip update and FY18 numbers: BUY.

Published 161 days ago

AIM-listed Bowleven (BLVN) was one of two ideas from me in the ShareProphets share tip-fest last Christmas. The hope had been to see some corporate action before the end of the year as the Etinde project saw appraisal drilling and the JV partners wanted to move things on. Well we had the drilling, the shares went up and I top-sliced. So far so good.

Union Jack Farm in and strange volte face from former share blogger of the year

Published 161 days ago

We have no idea what our pal Brokerman Dan is up to. For as long as we can remember he has been beastly about Union Jack (UJO) writing things that are true, untrue and half true but all nasty. But suddenly his mate Chris Oil is buying shares and Brokerman Dan thinks the shares are cheap as chips. Whatever. What is that about sinners and repenting?

Keep selling Purplebricks - trading statement truly pathetic in what it did not say

Published 163 days ago

The trading statement from Purplebricks (PURP), as I rather suspected, was a little short on detail and the word “profit” did not appear once...

First Derivatives - it is smoke & mirrors - keep selling

Published 163 days ago

Reading the interims of First Derivatives (FDP), purveyors of smoke and mirrors to the gullible analyst community, the questions continue to stack up. 

Columbus Energy Resources – Spain ‘disappointment’, but focus is on Trinidad. Still a buy

Published 165 days ago

Columbus Energy Resources (CERP) has updated that it “has received notification from the Spanish Government that it should commence the decommissioning of the Ayoluengo field”. The company has been expecting the government to re-tender the concession...

WANdisco – China contract win further supports tip thesis

Published 165 days ago

WANdisco (WAND) “is pleased to announce it has secured a contract with the leading information and communications technology provider in China for its Source Code Management product”

Bluebird Merchant Ventures – positive operational and financial Kochang update, still a buy

Published 168 days ago

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) has updated that it “has completed required Kochang expenditure for JV” and “locates and finds accessible open mining areas at the Kochang silver mine adjoining the gold workings which were in a good condition”

Month in Review: October 2018 & the best share tip in the UK came from Tom Winnifrith on ShareProphets

Published 168 days ago

Tipster sentiment spiked as tipsters saw buying opportunities in the wake of an October sell-off. Earlier this month Roland Head at the Motley Fool   wrote “we’re interested in gaining an advantage over the market, not following the crowd”, and as key UK indices dropped over 5% this month tipsters were drawn to undervalued companies.

Catenae Innovation – fundraising… but at a significant premium; Buy

Published 169 days ago

Digital media and technology provider, Catenae Innovation (CTEA) “is pleased to announce” the raising of £524,945 through the issue of new shares at 0.12p each, with CEO Tony Sanders emphasising the company is at an interesting stage of its development underlined by the support of the senior management and directors. Furthermore, we are pleased to complete this placing at a premium and welcome the support from the large UK based institutional investor, specialising in Tech companies, who has taken a significant stake in the business”...

Concepta - MyLotus UK launch this weekend!

Published 170 days ago

This did not take long. CE-Mark approval on Monday, UK launch of Mylotus this weekend coming. Concepta (CPT) and its new boss Matthew Walls have been hard at work...

Obtala – sharpens focus & a fundraising, still a buy

Published 171 days ago

Obtala (OBT) has announced moves to progress a “strategy now specifically focused on building a best in class forestry and timber trading platform”

Berkeley Energia – a more positive permitting update

Published 172 days ago

Berkeley Energia (BKY) has updated that it “has been advised by the Nuclear Safety Council that it was not the source of the widely circulated media reports that the government was intending to deny the permits for the Salamanca mine” and “is continuing to work with the Nuclear Safety Council in progressing the necessary approvals for the Salamanca mine”

Concepta – gains CE-Mark certification. Now the fightback begins

Published 172 days ago

The China gambit did not work out too well. But Concepta (CPT) has a new – very well regarded – chairman in Matthew Walls, its balance sheet has been sorted by a placing and now we are on the verge of real sales and a ramp up towards and into profitability. For the company has now announced that it has received UK CE-Mark certification for its myLotus branded products for women's fertility.

D day Looms for First Derivatives - keep selling

Published 174 days ago

It could be that the current market turbulence is no more than an entry point for easily the most successful investment strategy of the last ten years: BTFD (Buy the Fucking dips) but I sense that this time we might be about to discover who has been swimming without trunks.

The Purplebricks bubble is starting to burst - keep selling

Published 176 days ago

It could be that the current market turbulence is no more than an entry point for easily the most successful investment strategy of the last ten years: BTFD (Buy the fucking dips) but I sense that this time we might be about to discover who has been swimming without trunks.

Distil – interims reinforce confidence, target 3p+

Published 176 days ago

Distil (DIS), owner of RedLeg Spiced RumBlackwoods Gin and VodkaBlavod Black VodkaJago's Cream Liqueur and Diva Vodka, has announced results for its half year ended 30th September 2018 emphasising “our strong brand performance, operational improvements and continued tight control of overheads enabled us to deliver a maiden first half profit during the period”

Catenae Innovation – agreement with Southend Utd (calling David Cameron)

Published 178 days ago

Catenae (CTEA), “the AIM quoted provider of digital media and technology, is pleased to announce that it has signed a 3 year agreement with Southend United Community and Educational Trust for the provision of its OnSide application”. Ah, ‘The Mariners’ as David Cameron would probably say

BP - a buy for income

Published 179 days ago

Shares in BP (BP.) approached 600p as summer dawned and again earlier this month. They’ve been hit in the recent sell-off though, despite - already offering a hefty dividend - the second quarter results having emphasised “momentum and the strength of our financial frame… we are increasing our dividend for the first time in almost four years. This reflects not just our commitment to growing distributions to shareholders but our confidence in the future”

Versarien - panic as market cap falls to 'only' £200 million

Published 180 days ago

When a share price suffers a setback, often it is the evil cabal of short sellers who are blamed by retail investors. In the case of Versarien (VRS), even CEO Neill Ricketts is at it.

Anglo Asian Mining - a golden buy?

Published 180 days ago

Shares in Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ) had recently risen materially, to approaching 75p. They then though slipped back – but recent news looked to have justified the earlier move and more and with gold now starting to motor thanks to stockmarket and bond market jitters...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why Debenhams is a zero & why Wishbone was a shite share tip but...

Published 181 days ago

In my main bearcast I divide my time equally between Debenhams (DEB) which is, as I explain, a zero in waiting and Wishbone Gold (WSBN) which most certainly is not. But it has been a dire share tip, which I explain in full. As a shareholder myself I share the pain but explain why it really is time to average down, which I have.

Alba Mineral Resources – updates from Wales and Horse Hill, excitement soon to be sparked?

Published 181 days ago

Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) has followed a “Clogau Field Work Results” announcement with a “Horse Hill Update”

Wishbone Gold - placing at just 0.1p, ouch, but strong buy – average down (we have)

Published 183 days ago

Tom Winnifrith writes: This has been a bad tip. We apologise. We owned the shares too and share that pain. But with the stock now at 0.1p-0.12p the shares are a STRONG BUY, average down. Let me explain.

Ariana Resources – follows smashing production guidance with positive exploration news, still a buy

Published 183 days ago

Early this week we wrote positively on Q3 preliminary production results from Ariana Resources (AAU), concluding that the current production potential and clear exploration potential together with a now rising gold price made it look like a nil brainer at the then 1.25p offer price. Now an “Excellent results from Salinbas” announcement…

Shoe Zone – shares jump on ‘ahead of expectations’ update, but still an income buy

Published 184 days ago

Shoe Zone (SHOE) “now expects to report a full year profit before tax for the year ahead of market expectations and in excess of £11.0m”

Falanx – is this a denial of placing rumours?

Published 185 days ago

Tom Winnifrith writes: Falanx (FLX) has offered up a statement which looks like good news. I shall write more having grilled the company at the Nigel Wray shindig, but the release comes in two parts...

Creightons - a penny share buy

Published 185 days ago

Having exceeded 40p in 2017, shares in Creightons (CRL) fell to below 20p early this year following a trading update including that “the group has outsourced supply of some branded products lines. This has impacted upon the profit margins of these lines. Therefore, the board has concluded that the full year profit before tax is likely to be marginally lower than last year”. However, that was because of “demand out-pacing capacities in our factories ahead of planned expansion in manufacturing capacities”...

Ariana Resources – Q3 preliminary production results suggest set to smash guidance, Buy

Published 186 days ago

Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced preliminary Q3 production results showing another quarterly record and including “our production guidance for the year is now likely to be exceeded by some margin”

Columbus Energy – placing which “follows strong market interest from two of our major shareholders”, what’s with the price then?!

Published 186 days ago

Columbus Energy Resources (CERP) “is pleased to announce a conditional placing… at a price of 3.5 pence per placing share to raise approximately £2.5 million”. The shares though commenced last week at above 4p, were still 3.75p at the end of it and the week included “pleased to announce the completion of the purchase of Steeldrum Oil Company Inc”“pleased to provide an update on business, operational and financial activities during Q3 2018” and an evening investor presentation…

Norcros - first-half trading update, looks to remain good value

Published 188 days ago

Bathroom and kitchen products company Norcros (NXR) has updated that “underlying operating profit for the first half is expected to be in line with the board's expectations reflecting a robust performance and continuing to demonstrate the financial resilience of the group” and that it “remains confident… will continue to drive market outperformance and will enable the group to make further progress in line with its expectations for the year to 31 March 2019”

Premaitha Trading Update - BUY

Published 188 days ago

Tom Winnifrith writes: For the second time Premaitha (NIPT) has served up a trading update for the six months to 30 September and thus having heard the news before it is hardly shocking. FFS do its PR folks think we are stupid or what? Answering my own question, the self important, over-paid, halfwitted knobheads probably do.

Fox Marble – acquisition of joint venture partner adds to prospects - BUY

Published 189 days ago

Fox Marble (FOX) has announced the acquisition of its joint venture partner based at the Prilep Alpha Quarry, Macedonia and “look forward to seeing the benefits of our increased participation in the Prilep Alpha quarry feeding through to the bottom line going forward”. Hear, hear!...

OptiBiotix Health - again a buy

Published 190 days ago

Having reached circa 130p in August, shares in OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) have slid to 78p-81p. This is despite a pipeline of seemingly very significant deals likely to be converted and as such…

Columbus Energy Resources – Q3 update, organic and acquisition potential

Published 190 days ago

Columbus Energy Resources (CERP) has updated on the third quarter of 2018, including that it “has incorporated Steeldrum's business performance into Columbus' financial accounts with effect from 13 July 2018, the effective date of the acquisition… (and) adding significant optionality to increasing production going forward”...

Minoan serves up 'unusual' AGM statement - keep holding

Published 191 days ago

Tom Winnifrith writes: Held at the offices of morally bankrupt, journalist smearing, lawyer bastards Pinsent Masons, aka an ethics free zone, the AGM from Minoan (MIN) contained a statement from boss Christopher Egleton which can best be described as “unusual”...

Synectics – a buy for recovery

Published 192 days ago

Having been over 600p in 2013, shares in Synectics (SNX) were heading towards 100p towards the end of 2014 following a “Trading Update and Board Changes” announcement, which included from Chairman David Coghlan; “In the board's view, and I'm sure that of other shareholders, a third profits warning in a year for Synectics is unacceptable, even after five years of solid profits growth. Some of the factors behind this poor performance have been outside the company's control, but others were not. Action is being taken to ensure future profitability is not dependent on the timing of revenue recovery in certain sectors”. Such action looks to have been taken, but the share price has only recovered to a current 220p offer – and this looks a recovery story with more to go…

Kefi – Good news from Ethiopia

Published 192 days ago

We noted in our last update that the last piece of the Tulu Kapi jigsaw was getting Government agreement on resettling some natives so that mine construction could go ahead. The good news is that the locals want to be paid to relocate. That piece of the jigsaw is now in place.

Neill Ricketts walks on water but Versarien remains a sell for the brave (& First Derivatives)

Published 193 days ago

Neill Ricketts, CEO of Versarien (VRS), the graphene company which is currently the number one pin-up stock on AIM, can be forgiven for thinking that he can walk on water.

Rose Petroleum - a Buy

Published 194 days ago

Half-year results from Rose Petroleum (ROSE) saw it concluding “the board is looking ahead with confidence and is excited about the group moving from being an oil explorer to an oil producer in the next quarter”. The shares responded higher, but at still little more than a £5 million market cap we see much more excitement to come…

Catenae Innovation - coming together now we believe

Published 194 days ago

Catenae Innovation (CTEA) has had an update of sorts. We have also spoken to the company. It is coming together now, we believe.

RedT Energy – placing at a somewhat disappointing price, but look at the potential of what it’s for

Published 195 days ago

RedT Energy (RED) “is pleased to announce that it has raised gross proceeds of £5.03 million (before expenses) from institutional investors… to progress delivery of its current pipeline and provide the time to attract strategic partners to support and finance the continued growth of the business”

Union Jack Oil – equity raise, though for a farm-in which adds to material potential catalysts; Buy

Published 196 days ago

Union Jack Oil (UJO) is “pleased to announce that the company has agreed terms… on a proposed farm-in for a 16.667% licence interest in PEDL183… located onshore UK in East Yorkshire”, with this accompanied by a £2.25 million equity raise…

Obtala – Q3 update, operational progress; remains a buy

Published 197 days ago

Africa forestry and agriculture company Obtala (OBT) has updated on the third quarter of its year, including that it has remained focused “on increasing output from our profitable assets in West Africa and improving margins by leveraging our fixed cost base… year to date revenues have now comfortably surpassed that of the full year in 2017 and revenues for the current financial year are expected to exceed US$10m for the first time”

Ariana Resources – with production & exploration advancing, remains a buy

Published 198 days ago

Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced results for the first half of 2018, including emphasising “production for the year is expected to exceed initial expectations in the second half” and “we are now in the process of committing to a 4,000m RC and diamond drilling programme across certain projects during the remaining 2018 through to 2019 period”

Getech – interims, follow the director share purchase?

Published 198 days ago

Provider of geological products and services Getech (GTC) has announced results for the first half of 2018, noting “a robust sales pipeline” and “we expect 2019 budgets to set a clearer and more positive path”...

Premaitha – fund raise oversubscribed: we suspect stage management but still a buy

Published 199 days ago

Under promise and over deliver is what PR poltroons tell their AIM clients. So you say you are looking to raise x but know you will raise x and a bit and then call it a massive success even if the placing is only at 66% of the share price a week or so earlier.

Purecircle - ludicrous levels of inventory and sloppy accounting; sell

Published 199 days ago

Purecircle (PURE), the jam-tomorrow sugar substitute shambles about which I have written in the past is a difficult stock to trade. The share price seems to do nothing for ages and then move violently for no obvious reason in a very short space of time. Late in August it lost 25% of its value, from 400p-300p, in three straight trading days. Since then it has rallied to 375p after publishing dire results for the year to June 2018.

San Leon Energy – new shareholder, that name rings a bell. Buy

Published 199 days ago

San Leon Energy (SLE) has announced that Midwestern Oil & Gas Limited has notified it that Midwestern has entered into a binding agreement with SunTrust Oil Company Nigeria Limited to acquire SunTrust's equity interest in San Leon, that is 14.29% of the company.

Petropavlovsk – interims impacted by management ‘disruptions’, but emphasises “already turned a corner”

Published 201 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has announced results for the first half of 2018, which it notes “show the effect of the disruptions to the operations caused by the management hiatus in H1” but the recently returned management emphasise that “we can already report significant progress”

Kefi – Great news from Ethiopia

Published 201 days ago

Kefi Minerals (KEFI) has announced that, as per the RNS of August 24, it has now signed a binding deal with ANS Mining Share Company which will see ANS invest $30 million for a 23% stake in the Tulu Kapi project (not the PLC). Another $8 million could see that stake go to 29%...

Goldplat – full-year results, underlying progress to translate this year?

Published 202 days ago

Gold recovery and mining company Goldplat (GDP) has announced results for its year ended 30th June 2018, noting that this “was a year during which a lot was achieved which did not translate into increased production or profitability, but Goldplat is confident that this will materialise during FY 2019”

Premaitha – results, placing and the sheer uselessness of broker Finncap - wankers

Published 202 days ago

Tom Winnifrith writes and has also discussed this in bearcast HERE: We ordinary shareholders in Premaitha (NIPT) have suffered for many years and shown enormous loyalty. News released well after the market close of a £2.5 million placing at 10p might thus seem like a kick in the teeth by a management treating us with contempt. I am afraid the story is far worse.

Fox Marble – half-year results, positive about the outlook - BUY

Published 204 days ago

Fox Marble (FOX) has announced results for the first half of 2018 and that “the board is positive about the outlook for the company for the remainder of this year and into 2019”

Columbus Energy Resources – interims, remains news flow potential aplenty - BUY

Published 204 days ago

Columbus Energy Resources (CERP) has announced results for the first half of 2018 and that it continues to progress activities to achieve sustained production growth…

Concepta – results statement disappointment, but a heavy hitter sorting things out BUY

Published 204 days ago

July-joined Chairman of women's fertility home test platform company Concepta (CPT), Matthew Walls is “pleased to report the half year results for the six months to 30 June 2018”. He shouldn’t be…

San Leon Energy – shares up on results announcement, looks more to come: buy

Published 204 days ago

San Leon Energy (SLE) has announced results for the first half of 2018 and that net cash generation sees it progressing a strategy to deliver value to shareholders…

Reach4Entertainment – interims, 'to build on improvements made'?

Published 204 days ago

Live entertainment marketing group Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has announced results for the first half of 2018 and that “we expect to continue to build upon the improvements made, through the remainder of 2018 and beyond”…

Bluebird Merchant Ventures – updates on projects, remains a buy

Published 206 days ago

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) has updated on both of its South Korean mining projects, Gubong and Kochang - and on expected upcoming developments…

Alba Mineral Resources – update from Wales, other news flow soon

Published 206 days ago

Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) has updated on exploration and progress towards a “principal objective” of “the reopening of the Clogau-St David's mine”

Petropavlovsk – “significant progress” with a “key objective” - BUY

Published 207 days ago

The recently returned management at Petropavlovsk (POG) are “pleased to have made significant progress” with one of their “key objectives” - “to achieve a solution to remove the company's guarantee of IRC's borrowings”

Malcolm Stacey heads to Russia in search of the Magic Money Tree - the conclusion

Published 207 days ago

As you may have gathered last Tuesday, Malcolm’s long-suffering wife reckons that he has been spending too much time in The Punter’s Return and so has organised a holiday in Denmark, Sweden and Russia where Mr Stacey hopes to discover the magic money tree and an updated theme for his next novel. We left him  landing in Russia and having a spot of bother at passport control. In the last chapter of this series, our senior reporter has now updated us on his progress since…

Big Sofa and PepsiCo – too little too late but we are not selling

Published 211 days ago

Big Sofa (BST) proudly announces a deal with Pepsico. The folks who run this company really do know how to piss off their long-suffering investors don’t they?  You will remember how we shareholders were guided that the company would be announcing multiple deals worth seven figures per annum with big names. They simply have not arrived.

Minoan – it’s “pleased” re travel business sale agreement. We’re not! But...

Published 211 days ago

Minoan Group (MIN) “is pleased to announce” that it has entered into a conditional agreement for the sale of its travel business – emphasising it will “allow the directors to concentrate their efforts on optimising the value of the group's project in Crete and its monetisation for the benefit of shareholders”. However, the shares are currently significantly lower, at around just 4p…

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

Published 211 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”

Union Jack Oil – half-year results, a “very active” time ahead BUY

Published 213 days ago

Union Jack Oil (UJO) has announced results for the first half of 2018, including to “expect a very active six months for Union Jack with the drilling of the economically compelling Biscathorpe-2 conventional well and the upcoming planning processes to allow the Wressle discovery to move to development”

Premaitha settles Illumina dispute – this is great news: Buy at up to 15p – target 25p

Published 213 days ago

We have only been waiting three years for this and in the end it came as a complete surprise but a very pleasant one at that. At last Premaitha (NIPT) has settled its patent dispute with American bully boy giants Illumina. This bolt from the blue is great news and now means that a rapidly growing and profitable business will be, at last, valued on fundamentals and that will drive a re-rate which appears to be underway already.

Ariana Resources – exploration yields further upside potential, still a buy

Published 213 days ago

Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced that, having recently completed a soil sampling programme at its Ivrindi project, “seven new highly anomalous targets (exceeding 1,000ppm As) were identified within the Ivrindi tenement. Five of the newly identified targets are semi-contiguous over 1.3km and directly along strike of the main mineralised structure at the Kinik prospect, suggesting that the mineralisation continues east of the historic easternmost drill hole”…

redT Energy – German project funding news boosts the shares… and looks more to come

Published 214 days ago

On tipping shares in redT Energy (RED) at a 7.4p offer price in July we noted we looked for German project funding and other orders to drive a re-rate. The shares are currently higher, above 9p, on the back of an “Update on German Grid Project Funding”

redT Energy – interims show increased loss, but suggest significant potential

Published 217 days ago

RedT Energy (RED) has announced results for the first half of 2018, with CEO Scott McGregor emphasising that the company “has validated its commercial and grid scale energy storage solutions with the recent deals in Germany and with Anglian Water and the UK public sector confirming the suitability of redT's technology for both ‘mega projects’ at grid level and as a long-term infrastructure solution for the Commercial and Industrial sector”

Cambridge Cognition – voice biomarker and AI platform now available, shares a buy

Published 218 days ago

Having filed patents and announced the start of the technology programme last year, Cambridge Cognition (COG) has now announced its “first voice-based cognitive assessments are available for use in its core pharmaceutical and biotechnology clinical trial channels”

Pot stock Tilray On The Watchlist to short ahead of collapse

Published 219 days ago

It is true that it is not normally a great idea to short a company’s shares simply on the basis that its value is crazy because, as we all know, crazy can get a lot crazier. As a general rule it pays to wait for weakness in a crazy share price of, say 25%, rather than attempt to call the top.

redT Energy – Praise be to the taxpayer!, selected for a UK public sector framework contract

Published 220 days ago

RedT Energy (RED) has announced that “as part of a competitive selection process, the company has been selected as a preferred supplier of energy storage solutions for UK public sector projects”

Big Sofa - new CCO with a cracking CV but...

Published 221 days ago

Big Sofa (BST) has appointed to its board Kirsty Fuller as Chief Commercial Officer, with effect from 1 October 2018. Kirsty has a cracking CV but...

Kefi – another small step forward: BUY

Published 225 days ago

We shareholders in Kefi (KEFI) are suffering an unusual torture, that is to say we can see the prize, a final go ahead for the Tulu Kapi gold mine in Ethiopia almost within our reach but just as we extend our hands there seems to be another delay. But the big last piece of the jigsaw (confirmation of project funding) is almost upon us so in the meantime we have to be content with minor titbits.

The August share tip of the month is not Optibiotix but we were sorely tempted..instead

Published 225 days ago

This was our August share tip of the month which came out last week: Having advised you to bank some gains on Optibiotix (OPTI) a couple of weeks ago at 131p we see that the shares are now just under 100p following results yesterday.  We were sorely tempted to make this our tip of the month again as we are sure that there will be a stack of news in the coming weeks on some really big name deals ( with numbers!) and that we could have advised banking a quick 30% gain by mid October. You can hear Tom Winnifrith’s thoughts on Optibiotix in his Thursday bearcast HERE But that trade would have been a bit spivvy don’t you think? So instead…

Obtala – half year results & management chat, remains a buy

Published 227 days ago

Africa forestry and agriculture company Obtala (OBT) has announced results for the first half of 2018, emphasising “having grown by more than 13x in 2017, year on year revenues are on track to deliver further growth in 2018 having achieved 80% of 2017's total turnover within the first 6 months” - though, on revenue of $6.6 million, even on an adjusted basis there was still a loss of $3.7 million…

Biome Technologies: Strong interims – keep those winners running

Published 229 days ago

I’m not really one for almost daily updates on stocks I’m interested in but with Biome Technologies (BIOM) putting its interims out this morning, I thought I should update on my top-slice advice from two weeks ago (HERE). In short, promising news on the bioplastics side makes me tempted to hold for gold.

Bluebird Merchant Ventures – more progress at Kochang; strong buy

Published 229 days ago

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) has announced a progress update from Kochang in South Korea. It is …getting there...

Reach4Entertainment – live entertainment PR agency expansion: BUY

Published 230 days ago

On appointment last October, we explained why we considered the new CEO of Reach4Entertainment (R4E), Marc Boyan, an impressive chap and on results in May significant potential in the expertise here being “employed to service a broader set of customers beyond our existing base”. There’s now an “r4e launches live entertainment PR agency” announcement…

Tesla - Musk’s Folly is Likely to Hasten the Endgame

Published 232 days ago

It’s looking increasingly like Elon Musk’s go private “funding secured” tweet on the 7th August has backfired horribly as Tesla (NASDAQ - TSLA) now trades $40 below the prevailing price before he sent it. I was recently accused of confirmation bias on Tesla, i.e. of looking only at the bear case and ignoring the positives but it is difficult post-tweet to find any bullish case that holds water.

KEFI Minerals – Tulu Kapi financing progress, shares up but looks much more to come: BUY

Published 236 days ago

KEFI Minerals (KEFI) “is pleased to report that it has now signed the Detailed Heads of Agreement with the Ethiopian investors” – and that they intend to invest $30-35 million (Birr-equivalent) via a company (‘ANS Resources’) which is in the process of incorporation…

RedT Energy – first Gen 3 commercial order sparks shares, but still looks much more to come

Published 242 days ago

RedT Energy (RED) has announced an initial commercial order for four Gen 3 units from East of England water and sewage company Anglian Water alongside a collaboration agreement to optimise energy storage across its water utility facilities…

Ariana Resources – cash flowing from Kiziltepe, a Buy

Published 244 days ago

Ariana Resources (AAU) has updated on performance from the Kiziltepe mine joint venture, emphasising “strong operational cash flow and “we remain fully on track to deliver on our production guidance for the year”

Update on June Sell Calls on Mimedx and Purplebricks

Published 246 days ago

I don’t propose to dwell on Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) today as it is in danger of becoming an obsession to me, as to many others. Suffice it to say that what was shaping up to be a pretty disastrous trade is looking a lot less serious and it is now clear that Musk’s claim to have funding secured for a take-private deal at $420 per share was wide of the mark to put it mildly.

Kefi – Tulu Kapi update all very reassuring

Published 247 days ago

One suspects that Kefi Minerals (KEFI) was pushed into this statement by the need to reassure we poor shareholders following recent share price weakness. But all is good…

Falanx - full year numbers not entirely impressive, but...

Published 248 days ago

Cynics will say that Falanx (FLX) delayed its results until August so that it could sugar the pill of not exactly sparkling numbers for the year to March 31 2018 with news that it achieved EBITDA profitability in July. Perhaps there is another reason. Certainly, no-one could describe what has been served up as sparkling and we shareholders will only be hitting the ouzo to dull the pain not to celebrate. The shares are down by 14% to 4.15p-4.4p, valuing the company at £11.1 million at mid. Is that an over-reaction?

Lucian Miers: Still Short Tern

Published 250 days ago

I suggested shares in Tern (TERN) were a sell in June - noting that its main asset, Device Authority, appears to need constant drip feeds of cash from Tern - which, in turn, taps the AIM market regularly and that this summer Jo Retail is proudly wearing his tech hat and taking a swing at The Internet of Things...

Lucian Miers: Still Short Tesla

Published 250 days ago

Last week was not ideal for those short of Tesla (US - TSLA) after that tweet announcing the potential biggest take private deal in history. Nothing now surprises me with this company and, also having been a victim of the Autonomy-Hewlett Packard debacle seven years ago, I am wary to dismiss the possibility of a deal out of hand. But as the week closed without any further details emerging, it is looking increasingly likely to me that the funding might not be “secured” as claimed.

North Midland Construction – shares soar on interims and there may be further upside, BUT…

Published 252 days ago

Engineering and construction company North Midland Construction (NMD) has announced results for the first half of 2018, including emphasising “our focus on margin enhancement (104% ahead of last year) and cash generation (138% ahead of last year) is beginning to show returns and is anticipated to continue going forward”…

Rotala – half-year results, “confident about the prospects” - BUY

Published 252 days ago

Rotala (ROL) has announced results for its half year ended 31st May 2018 and that it is “confident about the prospects of the group in 2018 and beyond”

Optibiotix – New heavy hitter NED arrives HOLD TIGHT

Published 256 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that subject to regulatory clearance, a formality, it will appoint Sean Christie as an additional Non-Executive Director.

Fox Marble – half-year update, progress being made

Published 257 days ago

Fox Marble (FOX) has updated on the first half of 2018 and that “as we move into the second half of the year our focus will remain on capitalising on growth, increasing our capacity and enhancing our product range in order to strengthen our position in the market”

Tesla Q2 Results; Stormy Weather in Shortsville & doing UK Oil & Gas due diligence

Published 259 days ago

On Thursday, shares in Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) rose to levels not seen since June, as the market reacted favourably to its Q2 numbers and the subsequent earnings call.

Concepta - £2 million placing at 4p. Suck up justifiable anger and BUY

Published 259 days ago

Tom Winnifrith was an insider on this one but opted not to participate in the placing after all the grief he got for taking part on the Premaitha (NIPT) placing at 4.5p a couple of months ago. Premaitha shares are now 9.9p and that is what you may wish to consider.

Union Jack – Wressle planning application rejection by idiotic w*nkers – expected so what next?

Published 260 days ago

Yesterday North Lincs council rejected the latest permit application for the Wressle field where Union Jack (UJO) is a junior partner. This was expected as this council is a politically driven mess. The partners will now appeal to grown ups at Central Government. So while disappointing this is not unexpected and, of course, Union Jack has a number of other assets. So the minor sell off in the shares today does not change our BUY stance.

Bluebird Merchant – last time it was look at the numbers on Kochang, now positive news on Gubong

Published 261 days ago

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) has updated that it has delivered “the final deliverable needed for the formation of the 50:50 joint venture with Southern Gold” and that the work “supports its previously stated view that the establishment of a low capital cost mine at Gubong is achievable”

Falanx - contract renewal, so what? But still a Buy

Published 261 days ago

With its shares dipping towards 4p, Falanx (FLX) has announced that its recently acquired SecureStorm unit has enjoyed a renewal of a “critical managed cyber security services contract.” So what?...

Optibiotix - chairman buys another £100,000 of shares this time at 98.6p - you'd thus be MAD to sell

Published 262 days ago

Three weeks ago Optibiotix (OPTI) Chairman Neil Davidson bought £150,000 worth of shares in the company at 71p and said in a TV interview that he would buy more when the time was right. Heck, he has now averaged up!

RedT Energy at 7.4p offer - some think it could treble!

Published 263 days ago

We let you into a secret. We were looking at two stocks as the share tip of the month. It was a coin toss as at last night...

Berkeley Energia – a mixed bag quarterly update, but the investment case remains intact

Published 263 days ago

A latest quarterly report from Berkeley Energia (BKY) includes “the government of the region demonstrated its continued support for the Salamanca mine in June when it rejected a resolution from opposition groups requesting that the company's potential €250 million investment be halted”, though also there’s been “issued a notice to the municipality recommending that the Urbanism Licence should not be awarded until two outstanding items regarding the licence are resolved”

Midas can you please advise your poor readers to sell Optibiotix every day?

Published 264 days ago

Amazed to find that one of her share tips had actually gone up, Jo Hart of the Midas column In the mail on Sunday  advised the poor saps who follow her to top slice or sell Optibiotix (OPTI) on Sunday. Just as a buy note from Ms Hart is seen by most folks as a sure sign that a PR puff campaign is underway and that you should sell at once, the Midas sell stance seems to have pushed the shares ever higher as the chart below demonstrates. Yes £1 hit again, another case of ouzo Cynical Bear needs to send me. I discussed why I’d not be selling at this price as I expect fireworks soon HERE. Meanwhile…

Tesla - Musk Looks Like He is Losing the Plot

Published 266 days ago

Tesla (NASDAQ - TSLA) reports Q2 numbers after the close on Wednesday and after Elon Musk’s bizarre performance on the Q1 earnings call, this one is likely to be box office. Far from learning from that meltdown back in May, his behaviour since has been even more erratic - with his spiteful reference on twitter to the British diver involved in the Thai cave rescue as “that pedo guy” and, more recently, his contacting the boss of a vociferous critic on twitter “Montana Skeptic”, with threats of legal action.

Obtala CEO Miles Pelham selling shares, time to panic? No - Buy

Published 267 days ago

It is pointed out to us that Miles Pelham, the boss of Obtala (OBT) sold nine million shares on 13 July. Surely this is a massive sell signal for we loyal shareholders? Maybe not. This is how Miles responds to that question:

Mpac Group – trading update blames Brexit & all sorts, bank any remaining gains; sell

Published 273 days ago

We tipped shares in the then Molins, Mpac Group (MPAC) at a 125p offer price in June last year. They recently returned above 200p, but now have been hit by a half-year trading update…

Versarien: a case of Déjà Vu. Outstanding Short Value at 123p

Published 273 days ago

It is easy to dismiss Versarien (VRS) as just another overhyped AIM stock but, as today’s results show, that does not do it justice. It is currently in a class of its own. In fact, I would say you have to go back more than a decade to Pursuit Dynamics to find something with a valuation, pound for pound, as unhinged as this one.

Falanx – another itty bitty acquisition don’t impress me or Shania much ...but

Published 274 days ago

The management of Falanx (FLX) are nice guys but do themselves no favours. Issuing, albeit small amounts, of shares at rock bottom process for small itty bitty acquisitions is rarely a strategy that is value accretive. Delaying your results does not impress anyone although the company has a plausible excuse. Doing a major placing at 4.5p when not long before your shares were 9p really f**ks off we loyal shareholders. Suffice to say, the statement accompanying those results in a couple of week’s time is going to have to be pretty hot.

Optibiotix – share options, look at the conditions! If this is not a bull signal what is?

Published 276 days ago

It is not as if Optibiotix (OPTI) management do not put their money where their mouth is. Just a few days ago chairman Neil Davidson splashed out £150,000 buying shares at 71p. Now we have news of an option package for three senior staffers including Davidson. No options….one way bet… nooooooooooooo you scream. No. Read the RNS.

Minoan – loan facility extension as expected, real action imminent? YES!

Published 278 days ago

Updating on Minoan Group (MIN) previously, we noted a loan from Hillside doesn’t seem a problem, with the company in constructive discussions to further extend to reflect the expectation of a successful sale of its Travel business in the near future. Now a “Loan Facility Extension” announcement…

Optibiotix chairman share purchase - £150,000 not to be ignored: STRONG BUY

Published 279 days ago

Okay, the Optibiotix (OPTI) chairman does not get everything right. He is, after all shacked up with mad remoaning Tory MP Anna Soubry. But no-one is perfect. What we can say is that Neil Davidson has had a glittering business career so has a reputation to lose. His salary as Non Exec chairman will not make much difference to his net wealth but buying shares could.

Columbus Energy – complementary acquisition further increases confidence, an even stronger buy

Published 281 days ago

Columbus Energy Resources (CERP) has announced an all-share agreement to acquire Steeldrum Oil Company Inc, with Executive Chairman Leo Koot emphasising it “provides the company with an excellent opportunity to exploit our existing and new assets through operational excellence and also grow organically through exploration and the Cory Moruga development project”

Sosandar - full year numbers and a cracking trading statement, don’t be a fool and sell

Published 282 days ago

How many companies list on AIM and then provide timely trading statements, upgrade their advisers, get full year numbers out early and beat forecasts? Can you name any? Well here is one: Sosandar (SOS)...

Ariana Resources – Q2 production smashes expectations, more share price upside

Published 282 days ago

Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced quarter ended 30th June preliminary production results from its Kiziltepe joint venture, including the company’s Managing Director Kerim Sener emphasising “the results of the past quarter are our best to date, outperforming overall quarterly feasibility-study expectations by 92%”

Falanx – results delay a cause for concern? We think not, still a strong buy

Published 282 days ago

Falanx (FLX) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2018 will be on 14th August this year. That compares to 10th July last year. So a cause for concern? We think not…

Petropavlovsk - a good one to buy and tuck away

Published 283 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) is a stock we banked small gains on last year after finding ourselves on the losing side of a boardroom battle, though noting we still believed the fundamentals remained attractive. The share price is not greatly changed – but the former management is now back and so…

Purplebricks: prelims more reason to remain short

Published 287 days ago

Prelims from Purplebricks (PURP), announced on Thursday, did nothing to persuade me that the shares are not an outstanding short.

Obtala – quarterly report notes challenges, though also progress: remains a buy

Published 288 days ago

Obtala (OBT) has updated to the first half of 2018, including emphasising “record volumes of sawn timber produced and containers shipped to customers”

Catenae Innovation – some more operational & financial progress, still a buy

Published 288 days ago

Catenae Innovation (CTEA) has announced a further two proof of concept agreements and some balance sheet progress…

Big Sofa upbeat AGM – BUY

Published 290 days ago

Nick Mustoe served up an upbeat statement at the Big Sofa (BST) AGM. Not quite as many hard numbers as one would have liked but the tone was bullish enough.

Catenae Innovation – interims not good… but it’s management and strategic change that matters - BUY

Published 290 days ago

Catenae Innovation (CTEA) has announced its results for the six months ended 31st March 2018 showing a loss on limited revenue, though also emphasising “the group has been through a transformation both in terms of the group's management and also in its strategic focus... The group is now well positioned to focus on executing the new strategy, building revenues from the products and services now available to the group, particularly those utilising blockchain technology in the digital media and fintech markets”

San Leon Energy – results from a ‘challenging’ 2017… but outlook now promising - BUY

Published 295 days ago

San Leon Energy (SLE) has announced results from the 2017 calendar year, “when the company faced significant challenges” – but emphasising it’s now able to focus further on yielding value from “a world-class asset with substantial reserves and a CPR target gross production rate of over 100,000 bopd” – (it’s indirect economic interest in) OML 18, onshore Nigeria…

Ariana Resources – Salinbas JORC exploration target potential - BUY

Published 296 days ago

Ariana Resources (AAU) says that it “is pleased to announce a Joint Ore Reserves Committee Exploration Target for its Salinbas gold project… of up to 2.7Moz gold and 16.1Moz silver established in the Salinbas area, excluding current JORC Indicated and Inferred Resources of c.1Moz gold”. So what is such an ‘exploration target’ and what does it mean here?

Update on Tesla - still a Short

Published 298 days ago

Two months ago at the UK Investor Show, I tipped Tesla (US - TSLA) as my top short for 2018 at $300. The shares are now 11% higher than that having touched $370 in the interim, so my timing has not been great and for that I apologise. Nevertheless, I still believe that, despite it being a crowded trade, and despite the fact that Elon Musk still enjoys unquestioning support from his cult followers, the company faces existential threats which could overwhelm it in short order and it is therefore the right thing to maintain a short position.

Optibiotix – Big Italian deal but Nomad needs shooting – shares are a strong buy

Published 300 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced what is its 14th (or is it 15th) big commercial partnership. But how big? Thanks to a Nomad who needs shooting it has taken us 36 hours to find out. So here goes.

Big Sofa - AIM Rule 13, cripes this is all such a bore; the shares are still a strong buy

Published 300 days ago

AIM Rule 13 deals with related party transactions. Given that IPSOS now owns 20% of Big Sofa Technologies (BST) and has a seat on its board, all sales to IPSOS are viewed as related party deals. And since there are a lot of small Purchase Orders (POs), Nomad Spark and AIM have agreed a way to work around this.

React Group – interims note “difficult” market conditions, but suggest better performance to come - BUY

Published 300 days ago

React Group (REAT) has announced results for its half-year ended 31st March 2018, including “market conditions have been difficult and the company has also gone through a period of significant change… the board is optimistic the changes being made will deliver value for shareholders in the future”

Catenae Innovation – proof-of-concept agreements & management appointments. All Good: BUY

Published 303 days ago

Catenae Innovation (CTEA) has updated including proof-of-concept agreements for its Trust in Media joint venture and its ‘OnSide Pro’ solution and management appointments…

Wishbone Gold – results announcement not what was hoped, but highlights upside potential

Published 304 days ago

Wishbone Gold (WSBN) has announced 2017 calendar year results showing a loss of $0.91 million – though that reduced from 2016 on sales nearly doubled to $8.2 million and “as we look ahead, we see opportunities for 2018 in all our areas of operation”…

KEFI Minerals – 2017 results, “significant value generating upside” - BUY

Published 305 days ago

Development and exploration company with projects in Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia, KEFI Minerals (KEFI) has announced results for the 2017 calendar year and emphasised “the company's projections and those of the research analysts that follow us closely show significant value generating upside to shareholders from Tulu Kapi alone, let alone from the pipeline of less mature projects which we expect will yield more value-adding opportunities”

Optibiotix – another small deal, it all adds to the picture - remains a strong buy

Published 305 days ago

Maybe folks are getting immune about Optibiotix (OPTI) announcing yet another manufacturing and supply agreement. But even if, like this one, it is relatively small it all adds to the bottom line improvement. The latest one is with John Morley Foods, a 75 year old company operating in Cheshire with annual sales (2016) of £31 million, making six figure profits and with a growing cash pile.

Norcros – full-year results emphasise “excellent progress”, still a buy

Published 306 days ago

Bathroom and kitchen products company Norcros (NXR) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2018, emphasising “excellent progress towards our strategic objectives” and that “the board remains confident that the group should continue to make further progress for the year ending 31 March 2019”

Bluebird Merchant – look at the numbers on Kochang, is this the cheapest London junior gold play? Big upgrade

Published 306 days ago

Before you consider the latest news from Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) just consider that, at 2.8p-3p, the market cap is a paltry £5.36 million. Bluebird has more than one asset but focus on just one for now: Kochang, where it has now formalised a 50/50 JV with Aussie based Southern Gold.

Ariana Resources – positive Kizilcukur project update, remains a buy

Published 309 days ago

Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced latest work at its 100% owned Kizilcukur project “continues to highlight the potential for the project to become a satellite source of ore for the Kiziltepe mine”

Kefi secures $30m project funding for Tulu Kapi – now ready and funded to build mine: BUY

Published 312 days ago

A very pleasant start to the week for we long suffering shareholders in Kefi Minerals (KEFI). That is to say it has announced that an Ethiopian consortium has stumped up $30 million in project finance for the Tulu Kapi gold mine, meaning it is fully funded into production.

Premaitha – deal with Coastal Genomics, not the normal RNS but still STRONG BUY, new target price

Published 312 days ago

We are getting increasingly used to Premaitha (NIPT) announcing more and more large non-UK distribution agreements. And fear not there will be much more on that front in the weeks and months that lie ahead. It will be a hot summer for Premaitha and for we loyal shareholders. But, for now, there is something a bit different.

Sell MiMedx and Purplebricks

Published 313 days ago

US biotech firm MiMedx (NASDAQ - MDXG) has announced that none of its financial statements going back to 2012 can be relied upon and that it is still unable to file for Q4 2017 and Q1 2018. Its CFO was leaving with immediate effect to be replaced by one Edward Borkowski, who had previously tended the books of Canadian pharma company Concordia until it went bankrupt.

Distil – results positive as anticipated, shares start to respond: BUY

Published 315 days ago

Recent 2.25p offer price share tip HERE, alcohol drinks brands owner, marketer and seller Distil (DIS) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2018, emphasising “it was an important year because we were able to demonstrate that our business can successfully grow the top line, the bottom line, invest in brands and improve cash flow”

Big Sofa Results & Company Chat - BUY

Published 316 days ago

Sorry for the delayed update on Monday's calendar 2017 results from Big Sofa (BST), the video analytics provider but we wanted to catch up with CEO Simon Lidington which we have now done. The numbers are not that good but we long suffering shareholders knew that anyway.

Chamberlin – FY results; short-term margins undermined, but revenue growth and outlook encourage: BUY

Published 317 days ago

Results for its year ended 31st March 2018 from foundries and engineering company Chamberlin (CMH) emphasise “very encouraging revenue growth”, though “technical issues at foundry operations undermined margins although these issues are now largely resolved”. The following updates after a chat with management…

Premaitha - Indian Deal, a big deal. Strong Buy

Published 317 days ago

The rehabilitation of Premaitha Health (NIPT) continues. The latest news is from India where there is not even a whiff of a patent challenge from Illumina and where our boys have signed a 3-year agreement with one of the most advanced clinical laboratory groups in the country to provide a bespoke, high quality and scaleable NIPT solution.

Union Jack Oil – adds to Wressle licences interest with no upfront payment: Buy

Published 319 days ago

Union Jack Oil (UJO) “is pleased to announce that it has acquired a further 12.5% in the licences PEDL180 and PEDL182 containing the Wressle discovery and the Broughton North Prospect”

Catalysts at Tesla and Telit - keep selling!

Published 320 days ago

In these benign markets, the word “catalyst” is heard frequently among bears. They may agree that they have found a real turkey, but fret about what specific event will engender a sudden loss of confidence and resultant share price fall. I suggested recently that a cash crunch is the most reliable catalyst for a correction, but it’s not that straightforward as demonstrated by two of my favourite shorts - Tesla (NASDAQ - TSLA) and Telit (TCM), both of which have traded sideways for a while.

Distil - a buy

Published 321 days ago

Shares in alcoholic drinks brands owner Distil (DIS) headed towards 4p last year, but have since slipped back. A latest update though included continued strong growth in sales volumes and revenues, with “excellent progress” in brand building activities supported by distribution gains. We resultantly see value here and, ahead of results set for this month, the stance is buy…

Obtala – 2017 results not great, but still highlight real asset value: BUY

Published 322 days ago

Obtala (OBT) has announced results for the 2017 calendar year, including emphasising “an increase in year over year revenues of more than 13x, provides clear evidence that the group is unrecognisable from its position just 18 months ago”

Ariana Resources – significant resource increase at Kepez prospect, Buy

Published 322 days ago

An announcement from Ariana Resources (AAU) emphasises “significant resource increase at Kepez prospect” (part of the 50% owned Red Rabbit joint venture) and includes “in addition, we believe there is scope to enhance this resource further”

Catenae Innovation – first agreement for JV delivered ahead of schedule, still a buy

Published 323 days ago

Catenae Innovation (CTEA) has announced a “first agreement for the provision of Trust in Media's Fanbase service to one of the UK's largest entertainment promoters representing some major names in the music industry” – helping the shares up to a current 0.15p to buy…

Optibiotix deal with dairy major - could it be worth tens of millions?

Published 324 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that a global dairy company with an annual turnover of more than $10 billion has signed a deal to evaluate its SweetBiotix calorie free sweet fibres.

Optibiotix placing raises £1.5 million at 62p - NOT what bears say: Strong Buy

Published 325 days ago

After the results last week the knockers said that Optibiotix (OPTI) would place as it was running out of cash. They were half right, but half very wrong. So before they gloat.

Fevertree - Onto My Bear Watchlist

Published 326 days ago

In what has been the longest running bull market that I can remember, in which stocks have risen, pretty much in a straight line for over nine years, it has been hard for bears to witness the benign tolerance with which evidently flaky and fraudulent companies are treated by the investing community. In these times patience is required, and it is worthwhile preparing a watchlist of names that are likely to be the most vulnerable when the market finally rolls over. While this list should comprise for the most part those with over-leveraged balance sheets and questionable accounting practices, solid companies should not be discounted out of hand.

Shoe Zone – a good first half & remains confident of the outlook - BUY

Published 326 days ago

Shoe Zone (SHOE) has announced results from “a good first half” ended 31st March 2019 and “trading momentum has continued into the second half, in line with expectations for the full year”

Metal Tiger – “delighted to report” required assays received, but…

Published 328 days ago

Metal Tiger (MTR) has updated that “T3 (Motheo) Pit Resource Infill and Extension Programme drilling complete”, with a revised resource estimate expected during June, and “with 50 holes completed to date for the underground resource extension drilling programme the JV will soon be in a position to start estimating a T3 Underground Resource”

React - new contract win: BUY

Published 329 days ago

This has been a bad share tip and for that we apologise again. We share your pain as long suffering shareholders. But at least we have news of another contract win.

Metals Exploration - Its Number 1 fan writes again

Published 329 days ago

My last update on Metals Exploration (MTL) was greeted with a yawn and, such is the credibility gap - for the company if not my commentary on it as this has been a duff share tip - the shares have yet to add any lustre to the gold coming out of the ground. Yet along with year end figures last Thursday the company has confirmed that its BIOX treatment plant, after so many hitches, is now working fully up to speed.

Paternoster GM Notice - market has this very wrong

Published 331 days ago

The first thing to note is that the NAV of Paternoster Resources (PRS) was 0.172p per share and that was 94% in cash and listed investments. One of the larger stakes was in I3 Energy (I3E), shares in which have rocketed in recent weeks - almost certainly unjustifiably but that is life. With overheads slashed by the new regime, the NAV could well be heading towards 0.2p per share. The shares are 0.08p-0.1p which makes them a cracking buy ahead of the next NAV statement.

Sanderson Group – interims “slightly ahead of management's expectations”, but...

Published 331 days ago

Digital retail technology and enterprise software group Sanderson (SND) has announced results for its half year ended 31st March 2018 “slightly ahead of management's expectations” and “the board has a good level of confidence that Sanderson will make significant further progress during the current financial year”

Bluebird Merchant Ventures - Kochang sampling results “further encouraging” - BUY

Published 332 days ago

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) has announced further results from underground channel sampling at Kochang on in-situ ore left behind by the original miners – including emphasising “the samples show positive indications of high average gold and silver grades” and “orogenic deposits typically extend over 1 kilometre in depth and Kochang has only been developed to a depth of 150 metres”

Inspired Entertainment - the FOBT ruling & a Car Crash Balance Sheet

Published 332 days ago

Back in January, I suggested selling Inspired Entertainment (NASDAQ - INSE) at $7.70 on the basis that a revised £2 maximum stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) from the current £100 would cause serious problems for the company.

Reach4Entertainment – disappointing results announcement, where now?

Published 333 days ago

Theatre productions and events marketing company Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has announced results from a challenging” 2017, which also saw “significant change for the company particularly through the appointment of a new management team in Q4 of 2017 under CEO Marc Boyan”

Sosandar - cracking trading update: STRONG BUY

Published 336 days ago

When Sosandar (SOS) listed on AIM at 15p late last year, the forecast was that sales in the year to March 31 would be £1 million. Now we learn that they were £1.34 million. How many companies beat forecasts by that much in their IPO year? This is a special company as anyone who watched the two birds who run it HERE will know.  This is not just about sales. It gets better for we loyal shareholders...

Berkeley Energia - a buy

Published 338 days ago

A Buy at a 20p offer price share tip in September 2015, the gain on shares in Berkeley Energia (BKY) was banked at a 56p bid price in October 2016 on a 20% one day rise thanks to a newspaper tip. At that point we noted how we could see how, on a fundamental basis, the shares are worth 100p+ looking at the numbers thrown off by the definitive feasibility study and that we may re-enter if the shares come back allowing us to buy with a margin of error. The company has since made significant progress, but the shares not and so…

Optibiotix - biggest deal yet, Mr Market does not realise - STRONG BUY

Published 338 days ago

This may well be the biggest supply deal yet announced by Optibiotix (OPTI) but Mr Market seems unmoved. The shares are 73p-75p and are a STRONG BUY. Let us explain.

Falanx - Major contract wins underpin forecasts: strong buy

Published 339 days ago

A series of contract wins announced mean that Falanx (FLX) is clearly beyond that inflexion point where a ramp up in sales means that it is beyond breakeven. That means there is no more need to place shares which is good for we long standing and supportive shareholders. Moreover, with a high gross margin of 50%, it means that operational gearing can now kick in and that will start to drive a sharp ramp up in profitability. This good news is far from discounted in the share price, at 5.6p-5.7p the market cap is still less than £15 million. So the latest news...

Kefi - comment on Government changes

Published 339 days ago

While we have to soldier on with the useless Mrs May as our Prime Minister out in Ethiopia - where Kefi (KEFI) has its flagship Tulu Kapi gold project - a new chap, Dr Abiy Ahmed, took charge on April 2. Since then there have been various appointments of new Ministers and, as of Friday of last week, new State Ministers (Deputy Ministers). Kefi has updated that it has been in touch with all the new chaps...

Premaitha - placing, trading update, all good good good

Published 340 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.

LPA Group - a buy

Published 340 days ago

In January LPA Group (LPA) announced record results and in March updated that this year also “should present us with an excellent result. However, despite already being on a modest rating, the shares are down from 178.5p in February to a current 155p offer price and so…

Bluebird Merchant Ventures – Kochang “higher than expected grades”, still a buy

Published 340 days ago

Previously writing on Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) last week, we noted there looks news flow aplenty to potentially spark the shares – and now there’s an announcement of Kochang Underground Grab Sample Results

April tip of the month from HotStockRockets – Buy Cambridge Cognition

Published 341 days ago

This is from HotStockRockets at the end of last month; tipped at a 145p offer price, and now circa 170p - to catch such articles first click HERE... To see Britain’s Buffett, Nigel Wray, at the top of the shareholders list is always an encouraging sign and with Cambridge Cognition (COG) this is added to by recent developments…

Purplebricks & Ticking Timebombs

Published 342 days ago

At last month’s UK Investor Show I grumbled about the difficulties of being short in the current fraud-friendly climate in which fundamental analysis seems way down the pecking order of share picking criteria and suggested that unless it can be shown that a company is in imminent danger of going bust (Carillion, for example) shorting right now is an uphill battle. I might have added that shorting a name where there is a small free float is also a dangerous game. Which brings me back to Purplebricks (PURP).

Fox Marble – 2017 sales lower than hoped, but now looking forward to “significant growth” - BUY

Published 342 days ago

Kosovo and the Balkans region marble quarrier Fox Marble (FOX) has announced 2017 results, including that “sales have been lower than expected” but that it “has made important progress over the year… Our factory in Kosovo is now fully operational, we have entered into a number of promising sales agreements, and we are beginning to see momentum building in the demand for our marble”

Time to think about banking a 1,100% profit on Serica Energy

Published 343 days ago

Serica Energy (SQZ) has been one of my best performing share tips ever, but following recent developments now would seem to be a good time to bank some profit, if you haven’t already done so.

Ariana Resources - increased production and sales, self-financing ahoy - BUY

Published 345 days ago

Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced increased production and sales and that “due to the strong operational cash flow from Kiziltepe, we have been receiving intercompany loan repayments from the JV”

Optibiotix - show launch & video up, STRONG BUY

Published 345 days ago

It is not exactly earth shattering but Optibiotix (OPTI) says that it will be showcasing "an extended range of products and presenting new research data on its LPLDL® and SlimBiome® products at the Vitafoods European tradeshow in Geneva from the 15-17 May 2018."

Bluebird Merchant Ventures - “excellent” Gubong metallurgical work results & more news to come - BUY

Published 346 days ago

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) “is pleased to announce excellent results relating to the initial metallurgical test work conducted on ore from Adit 4 at the Gubong mine”

Tesla - Elon Musk Shows That The Wheels Are Starting To Come Off

Published 347 days ago

As I write, Tesla (US - TSLA) at $305 has regained the level at which it was trading on Thursday when Musk lost the plot on the Q1 conference call, causing the price to drop 7% in minutes.

KEFI Minerals – bond arranger mandated, further confidence in prospective value - BUY

Published 347 days ago

KEFI Minerals (KEFI) has announced it has formally mandated its bond arranger for the placement of $160 million of listed infrastructure bonds, supporting a plan to commence Tulu Kapi project contractor mobilisation at the end of the Ethiopian wet season - which usually occurs in September…

UK Investor Show 2018 Video - John Dawson of Alliance Pharma

Published 347 days ago

This is, of course, a big fave of Nigel Wray and he has done exceptionally well from Alliance Pharma (APH). It has also been a good share tip (twice) from myself and young Steve on the Nifty Fifty. The main man is John Dawson and he can explain the story going forward.

Union Jack Oil – 2017 results outline why it’s enthusiastic for the year ahead - BUY

Published 349 days ago

Union Jack Oil (UJO) has announced results for 2017 and outlined why it is “enthusiastic in respect of the year ahead”

Altyn – 2017 production growth constrained, but transformational financing “very close”

Published 349 days ago

Gold miner in Kazakhstan, Altyn (ALTN) has announced 2017 results including “infrastructure enhancements and progress of the underground decline have been continuing” but that “production was constrained by the closure of the processing plant for maintenance and availability of the necessary equipment”

North Midland Construction – directors buying post-results, still looks worth following suit - BUY

Published 349 days ago

North Midland Construction (NMD) has announced further director / persons discharging managerial responsibility share buying since results in March…

Sanderson – trading “slightly ahead” & “a good level of confidence”. All Good - BUY

Published 349 days ago

Digital Retail and Enterprise technology group Sanderson (SND) has announced “trading results for the six months ended 31 March 2018 are slightly ahead of management's expectations” and “a good level of confidence that Sanderson will make significant further progress during the current financial year ending 30 September 2018”

Concepta – 2017 results, progress “slower than anticipated” but now looks to be getting there - STRONG BUY

Published 350 days ago

Concepta (CPT) has announced results for 2017, emphasising “although progress has been slower than anticipated, we have built robust foundations in China and are well on our way to launching in the EU”

Optibiotix - deal with Peter Thiel backed Seed Health...or not? STRONG BUY

Published 351 days ago

What an odd situation. Optibiotix (OPTI) has been forced to comment on an article in Business Insider relating to Seed Health which, the article states, has purchased LP-LDL for use in its multi-strain product which is intended for launch in the USA in May 2018. Seed Health is hot, being backed not only by Cameron Diaz but by legendary investor Peter Thiel.

A share tip from Tom Winnifrith, The Mark Slater show video, a 1 billion fraud & more problems for Julie Meyer

Published 352 days ago

And that is just part of today's content here on ShareProphets. Coming up later there are 2 more buy tips, 5 more videos a cracking bearcast and much more. But....

UK Investor Show Share Tip No 9 - from Tom Winnifrith

Published 352 days ago

I have quite rightly slated this stock as being a dog with a bloated cost base and no chance of making money for shareholders. I have been right but the management and fundamentals have changed so it is my second show tip. It is a punt but definitely worth a small flutter.

Bluebird Merchant Ventures – further progress at Gubong

Published 352 days ago

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) has announced from the Gubong project “results from the water discharge have been certified to show no heavy metals proving the effectiveness of our water treatment plant”, reinforcing strong community and government support for the reopening”

Tonight we expose a 1 billion fraud - tomorrow Tom W share tip & Mark Slater's buys

Published 353 days ago

Do you really want to miss out on all of this for the sake of saving just £5.99 a month? Tonight on ShareProphets we will expose a 1 billion capitaised fraud. Make no mistake this is a zero. And we will also reveal which idiots have threatened Tom Winnifrith with legal action as well as publishing another main stage video from UK Investor - Mr Property, Nick Leslau. But to access all this premium content you need to invest £5.99 a month. And tomorrow is Mark Slater day.

Mpac Group - a good recovery so far, more to come?

Published 353 days ago

Having been recommended at a 125p offer price in June and following a recent AGM update, shares in Mpac Group (MPAC), then Molins plc, are now comfortably above 200p...

Goldplat – some Q3 disappointment, but upside potential remains

Published 354 days ago

Goldplat (GDP) has updated on the third quarter (to 31st March) of its year – including gold equivalent production of 6,966 ounces, taking the year-to-date to 27,212 ounces…

Telit - results re-emphasise a compelling sell at 160p

Published 354 days ago

Despite missing even the most pessimistic forecasts, Telit Communications (TCM) was given the thumbs up by the market, up 3% as I write, to 160p. I guess on the basis that the kitchen sink job is now over and it is onwards and upwards from here.

Buy a ShareProphets subscription for £5.99 a month TODAY - 2 weeks of unique treats in store if you do

Published 355 days ago

In the fortnight following the UK Investor Show on April 28 there will be a spectacular avalanche of treats on ShareProphets but those treats will be for paying customers only. So what can you expect? And why should you join TODAY? Here goes...

OptiBiotix Health – another SlimBiome distribution agreement as momentum continues to build - STRONG BUY

Published 355 days ago

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has added to recent newsflow aplenty with a distribution agreement for its SlimBiome weight management technology in the UK…

9 UK Investor Show share tips for 2018 - No 8 Tom Winnifrith

Published 359 days ago

This week all of the team will tip 1 stock - long or short - which presented at UK Investor on Saturday or was mentioned in a presentation. For paying customers only, eighth up it is Tom Winnifrith.

9 UK Investor Show share tips for 2018 - No 7 Darren Atwater

Published 360 days ago

This week all of the team will tip 1 stock - long or short - which presented at UK Investor on Saturday or was mentioned in a presentation. For paying customers only, seventh up it is the pizza Hardman, Darren Atwater.

9 UK Investor Show share tips for 2018 - No 6 Nigel Somerville

Published 360 days ago

This week all of the team will tip 1 stock - long or short - which presented at UK Investor on Saturday or was mentioned in a presentation. For paying customers only, sixth up it is Nigel Somerville.

9 UK Investor Show share tips for 2018 - No 5 Chris Bailey

Published 361 days ago

This week all of the team will tip 1 stock - long or short - which presented at UK Investor on Saturday or was mentioned in a presentation. For paying customers only, fifth up it is Chris Bailey who, TW notes did a superb job interviewing Vin Murria on the main stage. Utterly top notch. Back to Chris and his share tip.

9 UK Investor Show Share tips for 2018 - No 4 Cynical Bear

Published 361 days ago

This week all of the team will tip 1 stock - long or short - which presented at UK Investor on Saturday or was mentioned in a presentation. For paying customers only, fourth up it is Cynical Bear. 

San Leon Energy – M&A discussions terminated, but positives as shares resume trading

Published 362 days ago

San Leon Energy (SLE) has announced it has terminated discussions with Midwestern Oil & Gas and trading in its shares has recommenced on AIM - with it arguing “a number of positive developments across its business… Our financial position is much stronger than when discussions with Midwestern commenced”

9 UK Investor Show share tips for 2018 - No 3 Malcolm Stacey

Published 362 days ago

This week all of the team will tip 1 stock - long or short - which presented at UK Investor on Saturday or was mentioned in a presentation. For paying customers only, third up it is Malcolm Stacey. 

Metals Exploration - No: this time it really is a buy!

Published 362 days ago

Having stumbled badly on my, hitherto disastrous, share tip for Metals Exploration (MTL) in the summer of 2016 I stuck my neck out - correctly as it turns out - at the beginning of this month by a renewed tip for the accident-prone Philippines gold producer. 

9 UK Investor Show Share tips for 2018 – No 2 Gary Newman

Published 362 days ago

This week all of the team will tip 1 stock - long or short - which presented at UK Investor on Saturday or was mentioned in a presentation. For paying customers only, second up it is Gary Newman. 

Fox Marble – new factory installations add to potential

Published 363 days ago

Fox Marble (FOX) has announced new installations in its marble processing factory in Kosovo to “provide additional capacity to meet increased order flow and improve margins”.

Tesla: Sell the Cult Rally at $300

Published 364 days ago

The behaviour of Elon Musk, cult leader of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), is becoming more and more eccentric and, in my view, unwise.

OptiBiotix Health – positive news flow, we expect much more to come - STRONG BUY

Published 364 days ago

Recent newsflow aplenty from OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) – including ‘Appointment of Head of Online Sales and Marketing’, ‘ CholBiome exclusive distribution agreement’ and ‘New patent filings for SweetBiotix’…

Falanx – operational update, all positive

Published 366 days ago

Falanx Group (FLX) has been “pleased to provide an operational update regarding the integration of the March 2018 acquisition of First Base Technologies and progress with its Cyber Security monitoring platform”

Obtala – Mozambique Forestry Update = short-term uncertainty, BUT…

Published 367 days ago

Obtala (OBT) has updated on forestry developments which see it consider “it is clearly prudent for us to minimise risk by deploying financial resources towards expanding capacity at our production facilities in Gabon rather than Mozambique”.

Chamberlin – full-year trading update, recovery commenced? BUY

Published 369 days ago

Updating in November with the shares at 66p, we noted results disappointment from specialist castings and engineering company Chamberlin (CMH) but that it looked worth holding on ahead of a further update. The shares are currently rising above 70p on a trading update for the company’s year ended 31st March…

Bluebird Merchant Ventures – updates on progress at Gubong and Kochang, all good news

Published 369 days ago

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) has updated on ongoing progress at the Gubong and Kochang gold/silver projects – featuring water treatment and metallurgical test work for the former and assays for the latter…

Norcros – “pleased” with trading and “well placed to make further progress” BUY

Published 372 days ago

UK and South Africa supplier of bathroom and kitchen products, tiles and adhesives Norcros (NXR) has updated on trading for its year ended 31st March 2018, including “we are pleased with our overall performance during the year. Despite a backdrop of challenging market conditions, the board believes that the resilience of our diversified business portfolio and the strength of our market positions leaves the group well placed to make further progress”

Purplebricks: new German money should not distract from warning on revenue; sell at 330p

Published 372 days ago

Shares in Purplebricks (PURP) have had a good run of late, hitting 355p the other day, just a fraction shy of the price at which the German firm Axel Springer invested £125 million on the 26th of last month. Don't lose heart my fellow bears...

Obtala – Q1 2018 update, momentum building

Published 374 days ago

Obtala (OBT) has updated on the first quarter of 2018 – including “invoiced sales of $3.9m, quarterly record exceeded for contracted sales - $8m” and the setting of new records for timber orders received and for volume of production” – seeing it further “on the path to our most pressing objective, to become cash-flow positive, and towards our longer-term objective of achieving high levels of sustainable profitability”

Concepta - another brick in the wall: Strong Buy

Published 376 days ago

Maybe the idiom is a bad one but it is meant to signify that Concepta (CPT) is making steady progress towards a real lift off in sales and profits. The latest news is from the UK and is that it has achieved ISO13485 certification for its manufacturing site in Doncaster. So what you say?

Aide Memoire for the FCA: Telit Communications. Never Let Bygones be Bygones. Sell

Published 379 days ago

“Let bygones be bygones” is an extremely dangerous sentiment when it comes to investing and invariably leads to regret and recriminations. It is certainly the wrong sentiment for regulators. It was apparent last year in Telit Communications (TCM), which was given a relatively easy ride by the market after it emerged that its founder and CEO, Uzi Katz, was a fraudster and fugitive from justice.

Bluebird Merchant Ventures – further Gubong progress, still more to come

Published 381 days ago

In tandem to completion of the required farm-in expenditure of $500,000 at the Gubong mine, Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) has announced signing of the joint venture agreement.

Milestone Group - now a buy?

Published 382 days ago

No! This is not an April's fool. Many of our team have been incredibly critical of Milestone (MSG) for several years. It has been the sort of lifestyle/joke company that has given the AIM Casino such a bad name and that is why you can buy its shares for just 0.13p. We admit that this is high risk but try to look through the front windscreen not into the rear view mirror.

Concepta – “showcased… at the Manchester Fertility Show”. Wow (not!). But there’s more

Published 384 days ago

Concepta (CPT) has made an announcement commencing that it “is pleased to announce that it showcased its myLotus products at the Manchester Fertility Show on 24 and 25 March 2018”. Not exactly a groundbreaking occurrence!... but the company also “announced the forthcoming launch of its myLotus products in the UK at the event”

Tesla. The Rout Begins. Sell at $255

Published 386 days ago

In January I wrote that Tesla’s luck might be running out and suggested selling at $310 with a sub $100 target by Christmas. Having traded higher for most of February the shares closed last night at $254 where it is still massively overvalued at $43 billion.

Sosandar – a loss on revenue of £0.9m, but continues to look set for take-off: STRONG BUY

Published 387 days ago

Sosandar (SOS) has announced results for the nine months to 31st December 2017 – yes, they show a £2.1 million operating loss on revenue of £0.9 million, but remember its website only went live in September 2016 and momentum is very positive indeed…

Sell the Steinhoff Rally

Published 389 days ago

For some reason shares in Poundland owner Steinhoff International (Frankfurt: SNH) rallied 20% pushing its market cap back over €1 billion, albeit still down 90% since it was engulfed in scandal last December.

Union Jack Oil – farm-in agreement signed, ready for Biscathorpe excitement

Published 390 days ago

Union Jack Oil (UJO) has updated that “further to the announcement of 5 March 2017… pleased to announce that the company has signed a Farm-in Agreement for a further 10% licence interest in PEDL253 increasing the company's economic interest to 22%”

Optibiotix - FWIW I've bought more shares: Tom Winnifrith

Published 394 days ago

There appears to be a sustained seller of Optibiotix (OPTI). I believe he is close to completing his exit but the truth is that I don't know. Short term that has depressed the shares to 55p-57p. Thanks for the opportunity pal.

Buy Veltyco at 89p, target to sell 125p+

Published 399 days ago

Trading Update from Veltyco Group (VLTY) a few weeks ago noted, following continued “strong” trading in December, results “significantly ahead of market expectations”. However, having exceeded 100p last year, the shares are currently available at 89p to buy and this looks to represent an opportunity ahead of April-expected results. BUY at 89p with a target to sell of 125p.

Ariana Resources - cracking update shares unmoved...they will

Published 401 days ago

Under promise and over deliver is what every adviser tells every company listing on AIM. One might say that Ariana (AAU) has not kept to that script with perfection since it listed all those years ago back in the black and white era. But as we move though 2018 with the 50% owned Red Rabbit mine now operational Ariana is doing what it should as we saw in a cracking operational update this week.

Minoan - double good news... but far from discounted in share price

Published 402 days ago

Things are, at last, happening at Minoan (MIN) in a way that will create value for shareholders.

Falanx - management changes but it is the numbers that matter, Buy

Published 403 days ago

Post last week's placing and acquisition of First Base, Falanx (FLX) has completed, what we hope will be, its last reshuffle at the top. The key men, executive chairman Mike Read and COO John Blamire stay in situe. And that is what really matters.

Scancell – things seem to be picking up for this awful share tip

Published 405 days ago

I admit it: this has been a very poor tip, dating way back to the ShareProphets Christmas/New Year tipfest at the end of 2014 when I offered AIM-listed Scancell (SCLP) at 31.75p. Much of what I was looking for came to pass  - apart, that is, from an offer for the company or one of its cancer-busting platforms. And a few things went wrong.

Optibiotix - launch of Slimbiome in Nutribites: STRONG BUY

Published 405 days ago

Heck, even semi-pro Adam Reynolds baiter Cynical Bear seems to be warming to Optibiotix (OPTI) as you can see HERE. And there are fundamental reasons for this. We noted last week:

Begbies Traynor - Bank good Profits on good news

Published 407 days ago

Begbies Traynor (BEG) has said that third quarter trading was in line and it is confident. It has also announced the purchase of small corporate finance boutique Springbord Corporate Finance. Its all good, the market loves it and the shares have raced ahead to 74.2p bid.

Beware the Unnamed ref. BNN, MySQUAR, Telit and Versarien

Published 407 days ago

When a company issues an RNS which involves an unnamed third party, investors should run for the hills. In the case of BNN Technology this is problematic as the shares have been de-listed from AIM because the last NOMAD Strand Hanson resigned and no one else was prepared to take it on (not a good sign when you consider the depths that most NOMADs are prepared to plumb for ready money).

Bluebird Merchant Ventures - more good news, stance upgrade

Published 408 days ago

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV), has served up more good news from the land of the dog eaters, that is to say South Korea.

Optibiotix new contract with Fine Foods and Pharmaceuticals: More to come - Strong Buy

Published 409 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that it has signed a production and commercialisation agreement with Fine Foods & Pharmaceuticals N.T.M. S.p.A. The agreement grants Fine Foods an exclusive license for the production and supply of five formulations containing OptiBiotix's LPLDL® strain in Europe in return for royalty payments and a commitment to maximising the financial return for both parties.

Falanx - Placing & Acquisition: Strong Buy

Published 410 days ago

As we write the RNS states that an accelerated book build to raise £4.6 million is underway at Falanx (FLX). In fact the placing has been done and management is putting in about 7% of the funds with chairman Mike Read on the hook for £250,000+. This is a very good deal.

React - contract win, not enough big bananas but we hold for another reason

Published 411 days ago

React (REAT) has announced what it terms a major contract win. Actually it is a new additional contract with a London hospital it already serves. The deep cleaning contract is worth £206,000 in sales over 18 months.

Plus 500 - Once More Unto The Breach

Published 412 days ago

I have made a right hash of trading Plus 500 (PLUS) in the past. It has to date completely defied two observations that I made. The first was that companies which make money by ripping off their customers do not last long and the second was that when insiders sell stock in significant quantities it is wise for investors to follow suit.

Bluebird Merchant Ventures – interims and good news from Gubong and (particularly) Kochang

Published 412 days ago

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) has updated including “there is little doubt that the programme for Kochang has been accelerated in the past week and that the potential to complete the transition to a Joint Venture could be completed within the next six months resulting in a decision to move into construction of the mine. This also allows the company to expand its programme on the far larger project at Gubong which still has the potential for a company maker.

Market Research giant IPSOS takes 20% stake in Big Sofa at 18.5p - validation, vindication: BUY - why 55p is plausible

Published 414 days ago

Shares in Big Sofa (BST) closed at 12.75p last night. Today we were told that market research giant IPSOS had subscribed for £3 million of new shares at 18.5p to take a 20% stake. This is validation and vindication and you should buy aggressively this morning.

Goldplat – interims, underlying profitability and outlook suggest strong upside

Published 416 days ago

Goldplat (GDP) has announced results for its half year ended 31st December 2017 and emphasises “the outlook is positive”

Altyn – bonds agreement sparks shares, more to come

Published 417 days ago

Altyn (ALTN) “is pleased to announce… an underwriting agreement with JSC Freedom Finance, a subsidiary of Freedom Holding Corp. to raise c. US$15m, through the issue of five-year non-convertible tenge-denominated bonds”, with CEO Aidar Assaubayev emphasising “completion of the bond issuance will allow the company to accelerate the achievement of target production capacity levels, transforming the company into a significant gold producer in Kazakhstan”…

Sell the IQE Rally at 133p

Published 421 days ago

Shares in tech wafer supplier IQE (IQE) have been on a tear recently - after the company has been the subject of not one but two short reports which questioned the accounting treatment of two joint ventures it set up in 2014.

Union Jack Oil – Environment Agency “inclined to award” Holmwood permit & news flow aplenty ahead

Published 422 days ago

Union Jack Oil (UJO) has updated including noting a draft decision advertisement issued by the Environment Agency that it is inclined to award a bespoke environmental permit for drilling and testing the Holmwood exploration well in PEDL 143 and how the company “is positioned to deliver ongoing news flow throughout 2018 from our onshore portfolio of producing assets, drill-ready appraisal and exploration targets”

Concepta - launches MyLotus app to target B2C China market

Published 423 days ago

Concepta (CPT) has always had a twin track model for rolling out MyLotus in China - direct to hospitals (B2B) and direct to individual punters (B2C). On the latter front we now have news.

Sanderson Group – positive trading & “a good level of confidence” of continued progress

Published 425 days ago

Digital retail technology and enterprise software group Sanderson (SND) has updated on trading and that it has “a good level of confidence that the group will make continued progress in the current financial year ending 30 September 2018”

Premaitha Health – Egypt IONA test agreement further adds to positive operating momentum

Published 425 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…

Reach4Entertainment - Gate out at 1.5p. Now the fightback can begin

Published 426 days ago

When Gate Ventures and Johnny Hon first told Reach4Entertainment (R4E) and its useless, money grabbing, good for nothing, gutter dwelling Nomad and broker Allenby that it wanted to sell its 23% of the company the shares were well over 2p. With the stock placed they are now 1.55p-1.6p. Well done Allenby you useless clots. Enjoy spending your £170,000 commission.

Wishbone Gold - first gold trading delivery from Thailand adds to potential - BUY

Published 428 days ago

Wishbone Gold (WSBN) has announced a first delivery from a new Thai entity it’s setup and that “once the trading model is running smoothly Wishbone Gold will engage with the Thai authorities to roll out the artisanal model”

UK Oil & Gas, the Race to Berlin. Sell at 2.9p

Published 428 days ago

Last year I was involved in two rollercoaster rides, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and Cloudtag (CTAG). Having called UK Oil a sell at 3.1p, I saw it go to 11p. As I write it is sub 3p. In July when it was around 6p I used a WW2 analogy and suggested that the army of bulls had reached Stalingrad. To continue the theme it is looking like Berlin is all but surrounded.

Yet more good news from Bluebird Merchant Ventures - Upgrade & Buy

Published 429 days ago

Bluebird (BMV) really is on a roll in the land of the dog eaters, now announcing that it has signed a deal to develop and reopen a second gold and silver mine. The deal is that once Bluebird has spent $500,000 it can a 50% stake in the Kochang mine currently owned 100% by Southern Gold Ltd. There are some preconditions like South completing a A$250,000 placing but assuming the deal goes ahead it looks interesting...

Thoughts on IQE from Lucian Miers

Published 432 days ago

I took a lot of abuse on twitter recently. My crime, it appears, was forwarding a negative report on IQE plc (IQE) which seemed to me to raise some important questions about the company’s accounting treatment of two joint ventures it had established.

Sosandar - oh ye of little faith, cracking trading update

Published 432 days ago

The Bulletin Board knockers and, we are afraid some of you, were predicting a Christmas profits warning from Sosandar (SOS). Oh ye of little faith. The trading statement covering December and January is absolutely stunning. The headline is that net revenues (sales minus returns) exceeded management expectations.

Reach4Entertainment Trading Statement - really not impressed by PR idiots but strong hold at worst

Published 433 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.

Falanx is now at breakeven - major contract win news: Buy

Published 436 days ago

Recently folks have been panicked into selling shares in Falanx (FLX) as market abusers spread some clear and silly lies about the company. Falanx has answered in the best way possible with a massive contract win which, we reckon, means that it is now operating at very close to breakeven or better. And it will soon get much better than that for we shareholders.

Is it Time to Buy the Outsourcers - Capita, Mitie, Interserve?

Published 439 days ago

One of Warren Buffett’s favourite maxims is to be greedy when others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy.

Premaitha gets clearance to sell IONA in Brazil - a strong buy

Published 439 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.

Obtala – potential acquisition and PrimaryBid offer - TAKE IT UP!

Published 441 days ago

Obtala (OBT) has announced an offer of shares at 12.5p via - which closes at 5PM on Sunday or when the book is filled. Hurry - TAKE THIS UP HERE  This follows an earlier Acquisition, Expansion Capital and Fundraising announcement…

Big Sofa - a strong buy; the alternative view to Cynical Bear from HotStockRockets

Published 443 days ago

Cynical bear offers up the bear case HERE. here is the bull case. Sensible investors want to hear both sides of the story. BB Morons only want to read folks with whom they agree. This website is committed to free speech and is not targeting Versarien (VRS) owning morons, who want to hear only one side of the argument, as customers. Back to Big Sofa...

Concepta - Good News from China: Buy

Published 446 days ago

Tom Winnifrith noted in a weekend bearcast that he was very bullish on Concepta (CPT) HERE. He also discussed Optibiotix (OPTI), Falanx (FLX) and others in the same podcast. For the avoidance of doubt, he was bullish on them too! Concepta has now served up good news to start to justify Tom's faith.

Optibiotix - positive results on Sweetbiotix human taste studies... but we want more: we WILL get it soon BUY

Published 447 days ago

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced what it terms "successful" human taste studies in its SweetBiotix product development programmes. Okay this is all good, but this is not the big banana.

Premaitha Health - granted leave to appeal against Illumina court judgment - BUY

Published 450 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…

Premaitha Health – further loan facility to deal with Illumina legal costs

Published 453 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.

KEFI Minerals – financing manoeuvrings - even more of a BUY

Published 456 days ago

KEFI Minerals (KEFI) has updated on the most recent quarter, including on Tulu Kapi project financing and that “the final Tulu Kapi project models were agreed within the consortium and uploaded into the formal financing data rooms. They show some improvements for shareholders, as compared with recent company guidance”…

Still Shorting Versarien at 91p

Published 456 days ago

The current exuberant mood of the market has thrown up some great opportunities for bears as well as bulls on AIM recently. But for bears they are not for the faint hearted. Timing is particularly difficult when shorting rubbish and, particularly in these times, it pays to drip feed into a position and to maintain plenty of margin. Even then it is not unusual for a stock to double against you as happened to me recently with Online Blockchain (OBC)

Goldplat - Ashanti Gold and Rand Refinery agreements, Buy

Published 456 days ago

Goldplat (GDP) has confirmed modification to option terms with Ashanti Gold for the Anumso gold project and a Memorandum of Understanding with Rand Refinery for a proposed full and final settlement agreement...

Falanx Group - contract win & an FD we like appointed

Published 458 days ago

Falanx Group (FLX) has appointed a new Finance Director at last. Ian Selby was at Westminster Group (WSG), a perennially cash-strapped omnishambles, until he had enough and walked last summer.

Altyn – 2017 production up, but not as much as hoped. Reasons for 2018 optimism though

Published 459 days ago

Precious metals producer and explorer in Kazakhstan, Altyn (ALTN) has updated on its 2017 production and development and that it “is in the final stages of negotiations to obtain finance from a number of interested parties for the expansion and development of the mine. This will enable the company to move production in the future to the planned output levels of 60,000t increasing to 80,000t per month”

Wishbone Gold - appoints journalist as a consultant, whatever. Buy.

Published 459 days ago

Wishbone Gold (WSBN) has appointed 47 year old war and foreign affairs journalist Oliver Poole as a consultant. The reason:

React plc - Adam Reynolds out, 33% of equity placed at 0.45p

Published 460 days ago

There's been an accelerated bookbuild which has seen Adam Reynolds and a number of close allies place out all their stock in React PLC (REAT). The shares we own were not placed out. We will only sell after advising you to do so.

Shoe Zone – full-year results, still looks Income value - BUY

Published 462 days ago

Value footwear retailer Shoe Zone (SHOE) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2017 and that “we are making good progress against our strategic objectives and the board remains positive about the outlook for the group for the remainder of the year”.

PowerHouse Energy - updates on 2017 progress, a good year ahead - BUY

Published 462 days ago

PowerHouse Energy (PHE) has updated on its progress in 2017 and what it is now looking to achieve – concluding “we enter the new year focused on delivering the commercialisation of our DMG technology during 2018, and we remain confident that hydrogen from waste plastic will emerge as a preferred fuel for road transport”

Ferrum Crescent – Colin Bird i/c, Toral maiden JORC resource not far off - shares soar - more to come

Published 462 days ago

We are way ahead on this October 0.07p offer share tip. There is more to come. Updating on Ferrum Crescent (FCR) in November, we were positive on the financial involvement of Colin Bird and certain of his associates. It’s now been announced that Bird has been appointed as Chairman along with a brief update on operational progress…

Obtala – positive Q4 2017 update, “exponential growth” seen in 2018 - BUY

Published 463 days ago

Obtala (OBT) has made a quarterly business update on the fourth quarter of 2017, with Chairman Miles Pelham emphasising “while the result will be a record year of revenue for the group, this merely represents the initial phase of growth for the company. I am excited for what 2018 will bring and fully expect it to be another year of exponential growth for the group”

Bluebird Merchant Ventures – Gubong grab sample results, ‘very encouraged’ (so are we)

Published 464 days ago

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) has announced results of 'grab samples' after engineers gained entry into the old workings at Adit 4 and from spillage in Decline Shaft 2 at the Gubong gold mine - the results “indicating that a significant amount of gold remains unmined at Gubong”...

Optibiotix - explaining the GM again: Very strong buy

Published 465 days ago

We are, again, asked to explain the announcement made by Optibiotix (OPTI) about a forthcoming GM. Okay here goes!

Metal Tiger – strong drilling results and near-term newsflow pipeline

Published 468 days ago

Metal Tiger (MTR) has updated on drilling results from the project in the Kalahari Copper Belt, Botswana in which it has a 30% interest, including “highest grade intersection to date at T3 from latest and final batch of assay results”

MySquar and Tesla - both going DOWN big time

Published 469 days ago

Shares in MySquar (MYSQ) recently more than doubled valuing the disreputable Myanmar (Burma) play at around £22 million, a ludicrous sum for a transparent scam that stands out even when measured by the exalted standards of AIM.

Obtala – shares down on “Trade Finance Update”, but there looks to be a better one ahead

Published 469 days ago

Previously writing on Obtala (OBT) we noted its view that “in an environment of low interest rates with investors hunting for yield, there is an outsized opportunity to fund our trading business to many multiples of current revenue and profit levels”. There’s now a “Trade Finance Update”

Premaitha Health – interims, it’s far from gloomy

Published 469 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…

Fox Marble - new sales deal, placing, debt for equity swap. All good news!

Published 472 days ago

I knew about this. I was an insider as well as a loyal shareholder. And for that reason I declined to make Fox Marble (FOX) one of my tips of the year. Otherwise I would have been sorely tempted. 2018 may well be the year of the Fox.

Big Sofa - finally the contract wins arrive, not one but two! Very strong buy

Published 472 days ago

Like London buses you wait for ages and then suddenly they all arrive at once. Big Sofa (BST) has announced two major contract wins with Target Corporation, a leading US retailer, and Zurich North America, the US company of the global insurance group.

Concepta's Christmas present NOT - but still very much a buy

Published 472 days ago

Concepta (CPT) has removed an unwanted duplicated cost by letting go of Beaufort Securities as its joint broker, leaving Novum as its sole broker. That's the good news. The less good news came on the last trading day before Christmas when we were told;

The ShareProphets 24 share tips of the year: No 24 a buy from Tom Winnifrith

Published 474 days ago

Between December 24 and January 2 we are serving up 24 share tips of the year from our team of writers at ShareProphets. The share tips are for paying subscribers only. Next up is a buy tip, the seventh pick from Tom Winnifrith.

The ShareProphets 24 share tips of the year: No 23 a sell from Tom Winnifrith

Published 474 days ago

Between December 24 and January 2 we are serving up 24 share tips of the year from our team of writers at ShareProphets. The share tips are for paying subscribers only. Next up is a sell tip, the sixth pick from Tom Winnifrith.

The ShareProphets 24 share tips of the year: No 22 a buy from HotStockRockets

Published 476 days ago

Between December 24 and January 2 we are serving up 24 share tips of the year from our team of writers at ShareProphets. The share tips are for paying subscribers only. Next up is a buy tip, the second of two from the team at HotStockRockets.

Notes from Underground: As you get older, three things happen. The first is your memory goes. I don't remember the other two.

Published 476 days ago

I'm midway through my Christmas holidays in my home town of Vancouver. Today, my wife and I walked around the central business district and we came across Vancouver's oldest building, marked with a blue plaque and everything. It was built in 1899. Behold the nearly 128 years of history that this city encompasses. 

The ShareProphets 24 share tips of the year: No 18 a sell from Cynical Bear

Published 477 days ago

Between December 24 and January 2 we are serving up 24 share tips of the year from our team of writers at ShareProphets. The share tips are for paying subscribers only. Next up is a sell tip, the second from Cynical Bear.

The ShareProphets 24 share tips of the year: No 17 a sell from Tom Winnifrith

Published 478 days ago

Between December 24 and January 2 we are serving up 24 share tips of the year from our team of writers at ShareProphets. The share tips are for paying subscribers only. Next up is a sell tip, the fourth idea ( of eight)  from Tom Winnifrith.

The ShareProphets 24 share tips of the year: No 15 a buy from Cynical Bear

Published 478 days ago

Between December 24 and January 2 we are serving up 24 share tips of the year from our team of writers at ShareProphets. The share tips are for paying subscribers only. Next up is a buy tip, the first of two ideas from Cynical Bear.

The ShareProphets 24 share tips of the year: No 12 a sell from Lucian Miers

Published 479 days ago

Between December 24 and January 2 we are serving up 24 share tips of the year from our team of writers at ShareProphets. The share tips are for paying subscribers only. Next up, the first idea from Lucian Miers.

The ShareProphets 24 share tips of the year: No 7 a buy from Tom Winnifrith

Published 481 days ago

Between December 24 and January 2 we are serving up 24 share tips of the year from our team of writers at ShareProphets. The share tips are for paying subscribers only. Next up, the first of eight ideas (four buys four sells) from Tom Winnifrith

The ShareProphets 24 share tips of the year: No 5 a buy from Steve Moore

Published 481 days ago

Between December 24 and January 2 we are serving up 24 share tips of the year from our team of writers at ShareProphets. The share tips are for paying subscribers only. Next up, the second of two ideas from Steve Moore

The ShareProphets 24 tips of the year 2018, No2 – a Buy from Gary Newman

Published 483 days ago

Between today and January 2 we will be serving up 24 share tips of the year from our team of writers here.  The share tips are for paying subscribers only. Next up, the first of two ideas from Gary Newman. 

The ShareProphets 24 share tips of the year: No1 a BUY from Malcolm Stacey

Published 483 days ago

Between today and January 2 we will be serving up 24 share tips of the year from our team of writers here.  The share tips are for paying subscribers only. We start with the first of two ideas from the grandfather of share blogging Malcolm Stacey.

Bluebird Merchant Ventures – further funding committed & company is ‘very encouraged’

Published 485 days ago

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) has updated emphasising “CEO, Colin Patterson, has committed to personally fund the Gubong project through to completion of the Report on Feasibility to re-open the Gubong mine”“‘soft loans’ of USD 500,000 made to the company by management and key associates have been extended” and “assay results from underground and surface sampling are expected in early January”

Minoan Group – intra-day “Update - Trading & Financing”... but not bad news: BUY

Published 489 days ago

An intra-day announcement on the like of “Update - Trading & Financing” is usually not good, but a 1:41PM Friday such announcement from Minoan Group (MIN) is of its travel and leisure division having “continued its growth trajectory” and a loan facility extension.

React - another trading update, more management incompetence, boardroom change needed

Published 489 days ago

React (REAT) has updated on results for the year to 30th September in a way that shows that its management are not fit to run a public lavatory let alone a public company.

Versarien heading in the right direction - down!

Published 491 days ago

I was a little surprised by the abuse I copped from recommending Versarien (VRS) as a short at 80p last week. I had failed to spot that it now regularly occupies second place in the ADVFN bulletin board rankings behind charlatan oil promotion UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). (Thankfully I have heard that rumours of a name change to UK Oil and Blockchain are wide of the mark).

Begbies Traynor – positive interims as cycle looks to be turning its way

Published 492 days ago

Business recovery, financial advisory and property services group Begbies Traynor (BEG) has announced results for its half-year ended 31st October 2017 and that “the group is in its strongest position for many years”...

Getting Wood...Group

Published 493 days ago

In recent weeks I have talked about some lunatic M&A (Cineworld's US betHammerson/Intu), but today I am going to talk about some good M&A. The trouble with investment banking lunacy is that just once in a while a good deal slips in with all the dross ones - and I want to put the acquisition by Wood Group (WG.) of Amec Foster Wheeler last year into that camp.

Optibiotix signs its biggest deal to date, market shrugs it off - Strong Buy

Published 494 days ago

To date Optibiotix (OPTI) has signed six deals each worth £250,000-500,000 per annum in gross revenues to it. We do not know when exactly they start to kick in, although some have done so already. But we know that there is enough there to ensure that PLC costs of c£1 million a year are well covered in calendar 2018 and so the company will record a profit. Now comes news of the seventh - and biggest - deal to date.

Goldplat – positive operational update, still a buy as shares nudge higher

Published 494 days ago

Our 7.75p to buy tip of last month, Goldplat (GDP) has updated on “good progress… on all areas of strategic focus” and “is pleased to announce… formally agreed on an arbitration process for the recovery of the amounts owed” (by Rand Refinery)…

Sosandar Trading Update - putting some meat on the bone

Published 495 days ago

Sosandar (SOS), the online women’s fashion retailer, has announced an update on trading. That is the bones. We have chatted to the company and can put some meat on those bones. The news is good. Very good.

Metal Tiger – more good news from Botswana & progress in Thailand

Published 497 days ago

Metal Tiger (MTR) has announced “encouraging early results of T3 underground project mining study” in Botswana and a Water & Environmental Monitoring Program in Thailand…

WishBone Gold Honduras Update - it is good news: STRONG BUY

Published 497 days ago

You may remember that the hand of God (i.e. hurricanes) derailed the artisanal gold mines in Honduras which were set to supply gold to the Black Sands gold trading operation of Wishbone Gold (WSBN). We now have an update.

Sell Versarien at 80p (and a few more words on UKOG)

Published 498 days ago

Advanced materials engineering group Versarien (VRS) floated on AIM at 12.5p around four years ago. Its plan then was to commercialise a process called Lost Carbonate Sintering, the brainchild of a Dr. Zhao of the university of Liverpool. More recently it appears to have shifted its focus to graphene products.

Fox Marble - director loan - hang on this is good news! Stance UPGRADE

Published 498 days ago

Fox Marble (FOX) has announced that it has received an unsecured loan of £500,000 from Roy Harrison OBE, a non-executive director of the Company - The interest rate is a very reasonable 5% and the loan can - and will - be repaid within two years.

Ariana Resources – further exploration success & cash-flow to support more

Published 499 days ago

Previously writing on Ariana Resources (AAU) last month it was latest exploration initial results see it “very excited”… and more to come. Now we have a Further Gold Discovery at Salinbas announcement…

DS Smith - packaging up a nice present for investors

Published 499 days ago

I loved up DS Smith (SMDS)'s trading update just over a month ago and the formal half year numbers see a continuation of my enthusiasm. You cannot quibble with 5% organic growth, a 7% rise in the interim dividend, an 'excellent' bedding down of the new US expansion and it has even thrown a new cheeky deal in to show the continued scope for European expansion. In the world of packaging, paper and plastics I cannot offer you corporate violence and huge fluctuating excitements but I can offer you a decent growth-at-a-reasonable-price company.

Optibiotix - new chairman, cheaper than ever

Published 500 days ago

Adam Reynolds is a man to do an RTO, a man to chair a small company. There comes a time - you hope - when the company grows to a bigger level and you need a bigger company man as Chairman. That time has come at Optibiotix (OPTI).

Hammerson to buy Intu - shopping centre madness?

Published 500 days ago

Bizarre news of the day among the larger cap stocks on Wednesday was undoubtedly the announcement that property behemoth Hammerson (HMSO) was buying shopping centre peer Intu (INTU) with a £3 billion+ all share (naturally) offer which creates a 'top three pan-European REIT' (real estate investment trust) with £21 billion of property baggage on its book. And, yes, you have guessed it, the transaction will be earnings accretive despite synergy levels (£25 million) that are more like a rounding error.

Reach4Entertainment – placing largely as we expected, now excitingly poised

Published 501 days ago

Having noted on a potential Reach4Entertainment (R4E) placing last week that we understand that there has been strong demand at 1.5p per share and that we’re looking at £5 million at least being raised, the company has now announced a, conditional on General Meeting approval, £5.5 million placing at 1.5p…

Cineworld's big American bet

Published 501 days ago

Almost everyone - apart from some cheapskate standouts or those lucky enough to have a next-generation home cinema capability - likes going to the cinema. In the wider scheme of things it is fun, inclusive and compared to many other trips out it does not completely trash the bank account (although the cost of a small plastic bottle of my favourite soda tipple Dr Pepper Zero was ludicrously expensive when I was stupid enough to buy one there). I have never owned Cineworld (CINE) but I have admired its progressive upgrades and solid management of my recent cinema and helped out by some half-decent blockbusters it has built up a solid position here and across various eastern European geographies. Cash generative, paid a dividend, growing market wonder the share tripled between early 2013 and the middle part of this year. The recent share price chart has not been so hot though.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - feeling sympathy with alleged City criminals and more on UKOG

Published 503 days ago

It looks as if the double share tip video will be out on Tuesday - www speeds in Greece are just too slow to upload it. In today's bearcast I start with the leaking of failed bids, ref Elegant Hotels(EHG). Who benefits and why do it? Then I look at the fund managers accused of colluding to drive down IPO prices. I really do have some sympathy with them and explain why. Then it is onto UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and Alba (ALBA). Finally I take apart today's ludicrous claims about growing poverty in Britain. They are pure bollocks.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - if you lost money on Friday sue ABC for its fake news

Published 503 days ago

I start with a look at whether some current assets are really current assets, taking my inspiration from my earlier analysis of Jim Mellon's flagship dog Regent Pacific. I explain why getting this right is so important in endeavouring proper company analysis. Then it is onto Friday's market sell off caused by what even ABC now admits was 100% fake news about Donald Trump. I look at the tax plans of POTUS which are inspirational and compare them with the rhetoric coming out of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party. I increasingly think Corbyn will win the next election and explain why that would be such a disaster. Tomorrow there may be no bearcast as I am travelling but I plan to do a double video share tip for paying subscribers only

Alliance Pharma – product rights acquisition, looks good

Published 503 days ago

Alliance Pharma (APH) has announced a $7.5 million acquisition from medical technology company Smith & Nephew, with CEO John Dawson emphasising “the acquisition will be immediately earnings enhancing, accretive to our underlying return on invested capital, and it fits well in our existing bedrock business operations”

Buy Goldplat at 8p to sell at 11p soon!

Published 504 days ago

An update last month from gold recovery and production company Goldplat (GDP) saw CEO Gerard Kisbey-Green emphasising “operational profitability achieved at all operations” and “good progress being made on our strategic objectives”. This has helped the shares up from just above 6p to a current 8p to buy, but the value and further progress potential suggest there could be much more to come - and soon!

Greene King - beer, fear and not dear

Published 505 days ago

I have not made any money on my Greene King (GNK) purchase of HERE a couple of months or so ago but I have not lost a fortune either and the super summary one-liner is that by the time next autumn rolls around, I think you have made good money on this one. I am relaxed because the interim results were not a shocker despite the 8% odd fall in operating profit and the use of the word 'challenging' in a semi-liberal fashion.

KEFI Minerals – legal success outweighed by financing disappointment. BUT...

Published 506 days ago

Good news from KEFI Minerals (KEFI) with an announcement that the Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia has dismissed its potential liability regarding an inherited claim for damages. However, the shares currently remain depressed following a project finance update...

Sanderson - positive full-year results and management chat; Buy

Published 507 days ago

Digital retail technology and enterprise software group Sanderson (SND) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2017 and that “a healthy order book and good sales prospects provide the board with a good level of confidence that, at this relatively early stage of the new financial year, the group will make further progress and deliver trading results which are, at least, in line with market expectations for the year ending 30 September 2018”

Optibiotix - proposes capital reorganisation to allow dividend payments; clear statement of intent: STRONG BUY

Published 508 days ago

OptiBiotix (OPTI) has announced that it will be seeking shareholder approval to undertake a share capital re-organisation to allow the company to make future dividend payments. This is an accountancy matter - you can't pay dividends if you have retained losses. It is a clear statement of intent.

Bearcast plus the Christmas share tips from Steve Moore, Darren Atwater & Tom Winnifrith

Published 509 days ago

A few words from me in this final mini-bearcast and then onto the final three share tips our writers reckon will gain 33% by Christmas. First up is Steve Moore

Bonus Bearcast and Christmas Share tips from Cynical Bear and Gary Newman

Published 509 days ago

Second up with their share tips to gain 33% by Christmas are Gary & Cynical and I offer a short bearcast with my commentary on their efforts. First up is Britain's most cynical share blogger.

Bearcast Special & the Christmas share tips from Malcolm Stacey & Nigel Somerville

Published 509 days ago

We start our seven share tip Tuesday with Malcolm and Nigel. Like all the other writers they were asked to tip a share to gain 33% by Christmas. In both cases they have put their money where their mouth is. First Malcolm Stacey..

Powerhouse Energy – successful validation work to inform commercial roll-out: BUY

Published 512 days ago

Waste-to-energy company Powerhouse (PHE) has announced “Completion of Pre-FEED of Commercial DMG System” - though the shares have currently responded lower…

Premaitha - new partner signed in Asia and there will be more

Published 512 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.

Fox Marble – new US sale & further shipments to Turkey, momentum continuing to build: BUY

Published 513 days ago

Fox Marble (FOX) has announced “an important new sales channel for the company into the United States” and further sales under a previously announced agreement to Turkey. Good news on the Turkey front this Thanksgiving..

Premaitha loses Illumina court challenge - bad news but not a sell, indeed....

Published 515 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.

Your Christmas share tip from Andrew Monk to pay for all your presents

Published 517 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.

Norcros – interims, “remains confident”… BUY

Published 518 days ago

Branded showers, taps, bathroom accessories, tiles and adhesives company Norcros (NXR) has announced results for its half year ended 30th September 2017 and that it is “well positioned” with “strong brands, leading market positions and continued self-help initiatives”  - this is not discounted in the current share price.

UK Oil and Gas: Death Spiral Announcement Makes Shorting at 4.6p the trade for Christmas.

Published 519 days ago

I suggested last week that the time had come for oil stock promotion UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) to come clean about its financial position and update the market on where it stood on its flow testing at Broadford Bridge. I suggested the shares were a sure fire short at 4.6p.

Ariana Resources – latest exploration initial results see it “very excited”... and more to come

Published 522 days ago

Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced the completion of recent exploration across the ‘Hot Gold Corridor’ and within its 1 million ounce Salinbas gold project – and its “exploration team are very excited by these results”...

ITV - bear case in the ascendancy, wrongly I think

Published 522 days ago

Reading ITV (ITV)'s trading update I must admit the investment vibes felt positive to me and the stock was up a couple of percent in the first half an hour of trading. An hour or so later the stock was down 6% odd and I was thinking...why?

Concepta - Upgrade to STRONG BUY but I am annoyed

Published 523 days ago

I have also covered my extreme annoyance with Concepta (CPT) in Bearcast HERE. Last week it had a profit warning thanks to a new order for £600,000 having been received but not being able to be booked until Q1 2018. Hence there was a 2017 miss. That saw the shares go down. There is now a placing and at the same time we were told that this order would now be booked in Q4 2017. Surely that unwinds the profits warning.

Swallowfield – AGM Statement with a “bode well for future momentum” - bank 50% + profit

Published 525 days ago

An AGM statement from Swallowfield (SWL) includes that “trading in the first four months of the year is in line with expectations” and that “we expect to maintain our positive progress.”

Union Jack buys 20% stake in Fiskerton Airfield Oilfield - good deal

Published 525 days ago

No this is not an airfield at all but a small oilfield seven miles from Lincoln. Union Jack Oil (UJO) is paying approximately £137,000 for a 20% stake. This figure includes a pro rata share of the Operator`s legal, licence, planning and acquisition costs. The other 80% is owned by operator Egdon Resources.

Time Running Out at UK Oil & Gas

Published 525 days ago

I have to take my hat off to UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). It has kept the show on the road for far longer than is customary with these types of promotes and seems to have cemented its position as the nations’ favourite oil tiddler after the long reign of Gulf Keystone (GKP) in the good old days of "The Tod squad".

Ferrum Crescent – Colin Bird onboard as company looks to prove value

Published 528 days ago

On recently recommending shares in Ferrum Crescent (FCR) at a 0.07p offer price we noted the financial position represented a risk, but that we saw significantly further recovery potential. There has since been “Quarterly Activities and Cashflow Report” and “Placing and issue of Options” announcements…

Optibiotix - Slimbiome update really is very exciting

Published 528 days ago

There is no news of new distribution or partnership deals in this release but fear not they will come soon. Very soon. But none the less, the latest update from Optibiotix (OPTI) on progress at Slimbiome is very positive indeed and, yes, Tata, is mentioned.

Concepta - Trading Update: not Perfect - but bad news discounted, good news not

Published 529 days ago

This is not perfect. But it's not a disaster. Far from it. You really would have to expect a small placing from Concepta (CPT) though after this statement.

Imperial Brands - I don't use the products but hello cash machine

Published 529 days ago

The last time I wrote about Imperial Brands (IMB) HERE, there were a few overly excitable comments made. As noted last time, I have never smoked but have no moral hang-up to investing in the sector. If you do...then I guess you have stopped reading or I look forward to your comments. Anyhow, since my original piece the stock is slightly down but only by a percent or two and full year preliminary numbers highlight an improving second half of the year showing a touch of revenue and EPS growth.

Telit: Stormy times ahead

Published 532 days ago

One of ex-fraudster Sam Antar’s golden rules for companies committing fraud is never to respond to criticism. Telit Communications (TCM), the Israel-based Internet of Things fraud, broke this rule yesterday by rushing out a badly worded rebuttal to a Sky News story which stated that the FCA had begun making enquiries into events at the company.

Optibiotix – another major deal, this time for Slimbiome

Published 535 days ago

A big deal with a real name and a serious player which will lead to material profits for Optibiotix (OPTI). What more could we lucky shareholders want? These deals are racking up and will clearly leave the company reporting profits in 2019 and very big profits the year after. That is not discounted in the share price, currently 74p to buy.

Tesla: I don’t think the movie will have a Happy Ending

Published 535 days ago

I wrote a while back that Tesla (TSLA - NASDAQ) would be a cracking short if and when its shares break down below $300. They didn’t quite make it, rebounding sharply from $308. But the rally looks like it has run out of steam and they are heading south again.

BONUS REPORT: Optibiotix - why the shares (now 73p offer) will head past 100p by Christmas

Published 537 days ago

Okay we have been bullish on this one since the shares were 8p – when we bought our shares –  but it has not raced ahead in recent months as much as we would have expected. The market simply has not appreciated the importance of recently announced deals and also the business model. Once it does, and that will come as other big deals are announced, the shares will move ahead very sharply indeed.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast and Hot Share tip

Published 538 days ago

The macro case as to why today's share tip could really be very exciting indeed is explained in full in the accompanying bearcast. Enjoy. But what you want is the share tip.

Collagen Solutions – disappointing first half trading update, stance downgrade

Published 539 days ago

Collagen Solutions (COS) has updated on trading for its half year ended 30th September 2017, disappointingly including that “our first half revenues have been impacted by revenue recognition issues (£150,000) and anticipated orders which, for various reasons, have either not materialised or have been delayed by our customers' own internal issues (2016 equivalent £341,000)”

Optibiotix - Research Paper News. It's dry but the stance is Buy

Published 541 days ago

This is not going to get the shares soaring, but it is further affirmation of the technology that Optibiotix (OPTI) owns and which it is showing an increasing ability to monitise.

Wishbone Gold - trading update, Buy to almost double your money?

Published 541 days ago

Declaration One: This has not been a cracking tip so far. Declaration two: this is the second time we have tipped it and the first time we banked big gains. We will again. Declaration three: both FIML and my one year old son Joshua and also my pension own a stack of shares. We will not be selling until they have almost doubled from here and we all got in much lower. A recent trading update was a bit of a curate’s egg but on balance, not that the share price reflects this, it is good news from Wishbone Gold (WSBN). The key point is that its gold trading operation Black Sand FZE is now receiving full volume shipments from its new supplier in Mali.

Fox Marble – completes a first sale from newly operational factory, momentum building

Published 541 days ago

At the end of last month we noted from marble quarrier in Kosovo and the Balkans region Fox Marble (FOX), with the shares then down to circa 7p, disappointing interim financials but some reasons for optimism. The company has now since followed a $500,000 receipt from a sales agreement with a “First consignment of marble to Marble Dino” announcement...

OptiBiotix – new supply agreement… and more to come

Published 543 days ago

A previous announcement from OptiBiotix (OPTI) we lambasted as non-news, but noted we expected a rally from the then 65p-66.5p on real news for which we will not be waiting long. The company is today “pleased to announce” a three year supply agreement with Spain-headquartered pharmaceutical group Galenicum “to commercialise products containing OptiBiotix's cholesterol and blood pressure reducing strain, LPLDL.

Ariana Resources - an emerging gold production Buy

Published 543 days ago

Shares in Ariana Resources (AAU) have briefly exceeded 2p earlier this year, but are currently back below 1.5p despite a seemingly positive outlook for precious metals and a 50:50 joint venture in Turkey now an emerging producer - this week having already seen a production update from the company...

Norcros - still a buy following encouraging trading update

Published 544 days ago

Bathroom and kitchen products manufacturer and supplier under the Triton Showers, Vado, Croydex, Abode, Norcros Adhesives, Johnson Tiles, Tile Africa and TAL brands, Norcros plc (NXR) has recently updated encouragingly on trading, yet the shares have thus far responded quite modestly – and only returning them to the 180p at which they commenced this year.

Concepta China Update - BUY

Published 546 days ago

Many folks seemed to think that Concepta's (CPT) next announcement would be a (lack of) profits warning and/or a placing and the shares have been sold down on that basis. Oh ye of little faith.

Fox Marble: the $500,000 cheque it said was in the post has arrived

Published 546 days ago

A piece of good news is posted by our friends in Kosovo, Fox Marble (FOX). It says that the advance payment of $500,000 it was promised by OM Enterprises , a leading tile manufacturer and distributor based in Calcutta has arrived. This is part of a deal announced on the 28 September 2017 when OM Enterprises agreed, to purchase 5,000 tonnes of material over three years. As part of the agreement, OM committed to a $500,000 advance payment.

Good News on Telit - the borrow is back. Sell with vigour

Published 548 days ago

I wrote that I would not comment again on the Internet of Things company Telit Communications (TCM) until borrow became available again. The recall of borrow, it will be remembered, along with buying by various parties such as Davide Serra (the self-regarding nincompoop who complained to both the SEC and the FCA about the truth being told about the Quindell fraud in which he was foolish enough to have a sizeable holding), caused the share price to almost double recently. The good news is that borrow is now possible and the shares are unsurprisingly on the slide. They should be sold with vigour.

San Leon Energy - operational updates and what about the China bid?

Published 549 days ago

Despite a conditional takeover offer “of approximately 67-76 pence per share” currently remaining in-play, shares in San Leon Energy (SLE) remain depressed – at a current 25p offer – following recent newsflow.

Orogen to become Sosandar - game on!!

Published 550 days ago

At last we have the details of the RTO of an e-commerce womenswear operation into cash shell Orogen (ORE). It is game on - this one will soar.

Reach4Entertainment - finally gets its man, why shareholders should welcome Marc Boyan- BUY

Published 551 days ago

This has been a long time coming but there is now a new CEO at Reach4Entertainment (R4E), in Marc Boyan. At the same time Lord Michael Grade will step up to become Non Exec Chairman. But it is Boyan who matters…no offence Lord Grade...

Union Jack Oil - Bolt On Acquisition: BUY

Published 553 days ago

Union Jack Oil (UJO) has announced that it has bought the "entire onshore hydrocarbon portfolio interest of Nautical Petroleum Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cairn Energy PLC.". That sounds more impressive than it actually is. This is a small bolt on deal.

Vela - Interesting new investee in Portr. shares cheap

Published 553 days ago

Portr, the company that gets your luggage to and from the airport if you are too bone idle to transport it yourself, has announced that it has secured a £2 million investment from Stobart Group as part of a larger funding round. Stobart knows air travel well and this is a pretty good endorsement.

A bit of a one-sided merger arb. Buy Sky

Published 554 days ago

We all know the market is a bit too excitable currently and that opportunity is in most cases more fleeting than structural. Analytically that pulls me towards market leaders, good balance sheets and dividends. It also makes me wonder about the strategies of hedge funds. This website has a proud history of spotting good shorts - and I see Tom has just unveiled a new bottom-end of the larger cap brethren short idea HERE. Another popular hedge fund strategy is merger arbitrage i.e. betting on whether deals complete or not and from this perspective I got thinking about Sky (SKY) which has just reported its first quarter numbers. 

KEFI Minerals - a buy as Tulu Kapi project progress continues

Published 556 days ago

A quarterly operational update from KEFI Minerals (KEFI) sees it emphasised it’s “pulling together our project funding for the Tulu Kapi gold project in Ethiopia for the closing planned for this year”. This and construction catalysts upcoming go together with a current massive discount to potential net present value…

Frontera Resources - sell while stocks last

Published 557 days ago

Texan oil company Frontera Resources (FRR) has been relieving retail investors of their cash for over 12 years now. In that time, it has blown a staggering $490 million on unsuccessfully attempting to extract oil from Georgia.

Optibiotix - BUY on non news from Supply Side West

Published 559 days ago

This is non news and Optibiotix (OPTI) should fire whatever poltroons handle its PR for releasing it. Announcing guffe creates the impression that a company has nothing of substance to announce which is not the case.We, for instance, expect news of a massive Slimbiome Tata deal with hard numbers very soon.

Vela Technologies – full-year results suggest discount to NAV remains far too harsh

Published 560 days ago

Early-stage and pre-IPO disruptive technology-focused investing company Vela Technologies (VELA) has announced full-year results emphasising “the board is pleased to have seen a strong uplift in the valuation of its investment portfolio in the period under review, resulting from new investments made and positive revaluations on certain investments held”

Buy Metal Tiger

Published 561 days ago

Natural resource investor Metal Tiger (MTR) has been a disappointing share tip so far this year – the shares have been comfortably above 3p earlier in the year and last month falling back below 2p. They are though presently bouncing back around the latter level following an update on the company’s 30% interest joint venture in Botswana, including “very excitingly, 50m wide zones of visible copper mineralisation have been logged in core from four holes drilled along strike from the current T3 Mineral Resource .

Tesco - a recovery buy

Published 562 days ago

Imagine the scene, if you will, on the trading desks of a professional investment house after Tesco (TSCO) just puckered up its interim results. Another quarter of like-for-like sales growth, free cash flow generation chivving down the debt burden, margin targets for later in the decade reiterated and - stone the crows! - the interim divvy is back. Fingers would be tapping away sending little messages to your favoured clients or internal portfolio managers. You can imagine what is written: “Tesco’s is back!”, one message might read. Another would undoubtedly exhort the reader to buy the stock.

Buy Obtala at 18.5p - target to sell 30p+

Published 563 days ago

African-focused agricultural and forestry company, Obtala (OBT) is an already successful HotStockRockets share tip – the shares up from an initial 8.25p offer price recommendation to a current 18p. However, they’ve been above 22p earlier in the year and recent newsflow sees us further confident that the fall from there an incorrect appraisal - and that 30p+ is realistic.

Buy Ariana Resources at 1.5p and at up to 1.55p with a target to sell of 2p+

Published 564 days ago

Declaration: We have tipped Ariana Resources (AAU)  before, helping our readers to bank offer to bid gains of 72% in one year. This time we are looking for a far more rapid re-rating. Our readers at HotStockRockets enjoyed this tip at a 1.45p offer but the shares - at a 1.5p offer are still a buy. Here's why....

Universe Group – interims argue “a solid platform from which to drive future growth”, BUT…

Published 566 days ago

Point of sale, payment and on-line loyalty systems developer and supplier Universe Group (UNG) has announced results for the first half of 2017 and boardroom change…

Purplebricks: Thoughts on Trading Update

Published 567 days ago

Purplebricks (PURP) trading statement released on Friday was characteristically short on detail and did little to justify its sky-high valuation.

Big Sofa Interims - yes they are piss poor but the shares are a strong buy

Published 567 days ago

When the international video analytics provider to consumer brands and market research agencies completed a placing a few weeks ago it flagged up that H1 results for calendar 2017 would not be anything to write home about. Let us not kid ourselves: they are piss poor. But that should be no surprise and it is what happens next that matters which is why we think the share price sell-off is wrong.

Obtala – interim financials not exciting, but the outlook is

Published 567 days ago

Obtala (OBT) has announced results for the first half of 2017 and followed this with a quarterly business update…We are more than 100% ahead on this share tip but  we are still excited.

Telit and Eros: frauds and a lesson

Published 574 days ago

A useful lesson has been handed out recently to bears by the price action in two stocks: Telit Communications (TCM), an Israeli fraud quoted in London, and Eros International, an Indian fraud quoted in New York.

Reach4Entertainment – disappointing interims, but future prospects look bright: BUY

Published 574 days ago

Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has announced results from a stated “modest” first half of 2017, though emphasises “second half of current financial year expected to be satisfactory, but 2018 forecasts already looking like a return to form from the key companies with support from the new initiatives of Dewynters Germany and Jampot”

Powerhouse Energy – commercial newsflow starts with Qatar MOU - BUY

Published 574 days ago

Having in the last couple of weeks been slipping back from above 1.3p towards 1p, shares in August tip at a 1.25p offer price Powerhouse Energy (PHE) are now recovering on the back of a MOU for waste-to-hydrogen facilities” announcement. But they have a lot further to go.

Getech – trading update offers real value encouragement - BUY

Published 576 days ago

This is a share tip that has not worked out. We are well down on the 37p offer price of January - our timing was imperfect. To be fair, we advised averaging down a week or so ago at a 24p offer. Shares in the geoscience and geospatial group Getech (GTC) are now 26p offer after a very good trading update and at this level they are a strong buy.

Kingfisher's split personality...but always embrace that round number level

Published 577 days ago

Back in early 2016 I said you wanted to wait for a 3 quid level to get excited about Kingfisher (KGF). If you did have a go at the owner of B&QScrewfix and in France Castorama then you are probably pretty chilled about the latest numbers because after plunging below that round number level during the summer, the shares are now heading pleasantly north of it.

Character Group – “solid” trading update tempered by Toys ‘R’ Us news

Published 577 days ago

Updating previously on Character Group (CCT), we noted Finance Director departs, but reassurance provided – and the company has now updated on trading…

Falanx partnership with Stone Group - hang on tight, more to come!

Published 577 days ago

Falanx (FLX) has announced a partnership with Stone Group, a major supplier of IT services to the Education sector and Government. Stone provides the hardware to all these money tree-funded bodies and will, in future, promote Falanx Cyber Defence as its sole cyber security partner.

Symphony Environmental – interims show some progress, but more to come

Published 577 days ago

Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM) was a 6.75p offer price share tip – and the shares rose to 11.5p on the back of a first half of 2017 results announcement, though have currently slipped back to 10.5p…

Optibiotix - bullish update, FDA Approval FFS! Evans overhang a pain but going - BUY

Published 578 days ago

Ahead of a presentation in London, Optibiotix (OPTI) issued what you might term a "cleansing statement" allowing boss Steve O'Hara to talk freely. And the news is all good. Let's start with Slimbiome.

Sell Purplebricks

Published 579 days ago

This was written before TODAY's SHOCKING EXPOSE. Despite falling 25% from its August high Purplebricks (PURP) has been a spectacular investment for practically everybody involved in its brief four-year history. 

Amryt lead competitor to main drug flops in trials: good news for us

Published 579 days ago

This is sad news for sufferers of for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) but very good news for we shareholders in Amryt Pharma (AMYT). Overnight last Thursday, the rival, Amicus announced that its Phase 3 asset SD-101 for Epidermolysis Bullosa has failed in Phase 3. The drug failed to meet all co-primary and secondary endpoints, which could suggest that there was minimal/no biological effect.

Alliance Pharma – despite Diclectin disappointment, still looking good, BUY

Published 582 days ago

Speciality pharmaceutical company Alliance Pharma (APH) has announced results for the first half of 2017 and that “having delivered results in this period in line with expectations, and having a sound platform in place, we look forward to the second half and beyond with confidence" I agree and this offers a way to get a good solid low risk 15% return. Let me explain.

Wishbone Gold – interims, Honduras disruption but potential African excitement: BUY

Published 582 days ago

Wishbone Gold (WSBN) has announced results for the first half of 2017, including an update on the initial funding-and-supply roll-out in Honduras and that “discussions are currently underway with two African nations to set up similar programs”

Buy Falanx at a 7.5p offer - target to sell 10p+

Published 583 days ago

First the disclosures. No 1. We own stacks of these shares (bought at 4p) but will not sell until the shares are north of 10p. No 2. Hotstockrockets tipped them at a 4.25p offer and has them as a STRONG HOLD -I think certain colleagues are too cautious. Now over to cybersecurity play Falanx (FLX) which has recently served up a cracking trading statement and a cute little acquisition. Falanx says that in the run up to its half year end  (30 September) it has won "significant new sales contracts with recurring revenue... Remains on course for operational breakeven this financial year." It repeats that "business on track to reach breakeven during the financial year with sufficient cash to see all current operations through to profitability."

Buy Molins at 155p target price 200p

Published 584 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.

Buy Amryt Pharma at a 24.5p offer - target to sell 30p+

Published 585 days ago

Amryt  Pharma (AMYT) has announced results for the six months ended 30 June 2017. There were no great shocks  the buy case is compelling and low risk - my target, for shares I admit to owning, is very conservative. Others are twice as ambitious or more!

Optibiotix: David Evans share sale - not an issue: BUY

Published 585 days ago

We have had a few emails about the share sale announced by former Optibiotix (OPTI) director David Evans. Panic not. The shares are back at 69.5p mid on the news: treat that as a buying opportunity.

Columbus Renegotiates Convertible Loan Notes - this is important and very good news

Published 586 days ago

Columbus (CERP) has renegotiated the terms of its $8.9 million Convertible Security Funding Agreement with Lind Partners, LLC , announced by the old regime on 7 December 2016. This is big news and it is good news. 

Gulf Keystone is a very different company these days - buy

Published 586 days ago

Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) was one of the most hyped up oil companies that I have ever seen during my time in the markets, and although that all ended in tears, I think it could be worth another look now as it has changed a lot since those days.

Lessons from BNN, MySQUAR and Other Matters

Published 588 days ago

The BNN Technology (BNN) fiasco is rather a depressing reminder that it takes an event such as the resignation of a CFO, accompanied by some serious whistleblowing for NOMADs and AIM regulation to act, by which time it is invariably too late for the retail investor. This is largely because the system is inherently flawed in that NOMADs are paid by the very people that they are supposed to be vetting. This is why AIM is stuffed with BNNs ticking away like time bombs.

Buy Sanderson at 71p - target 90p+

Published 589 days ago

When ths share tip went out yesterday on the shares were 67 offer. They are now 71p offer but still cheap. But to make sure you get in first ister now for FREE ahead of the next hot share tip at HERE. Now to why Sanderson (SND) shares are still cheap...

Buy Big Sofa at 22.5p - target 60p

Published 590 days ago

When this share tip appeared on FivefreeShareTips yesterday the shares were 20.125p to buyur readers got the best deal. Do not miss out on our next tips emailed direct to you: register now HERE. But at 22.5p to buy Big Sofa (BST) still is stunningly cheap. Here is why...

Why the Pizza Hardman's Graphene Tip Could Be The Star of the Scintillating UK Investor Show

Published 590 days ago

Hello, Share Twiddlers. At the famous UK Investor Show on April 1st, the legendary pizza hardman, Darren Atwater, tipped Versarien (VRS). We later chatted about one of this company’s products, graphene, which is the revolutionary material which attracted Darren’s interest.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Audioboom, the Bulletin Board oil analysts - more folks to run the lavs at Athens bus station

Published 591 days ago

I covered the Interquest (ITQ) scandal in a separate bearcast HERE. If you like bad language or tales of AIM wrongdoing you will love it. Elsewhere I look at the latest utterly meaningless trading statement from Audioboom (BOOM). Why is its CEO Rob Proctor so averse not only to defending free speech but also to handing out metrics that actuially mean anything. He is another man for the job of lavatory attendant at the Athens bus station. And BTW this company is going to run out of cash AGAIN. I also look at Havelock Europa (HVE), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and 88 Energy (88E). Now SIGH UP FOR A HOT SHARE TIP FREE HERE NOW! 

Optibiotix - okay here is A Tata deal - there is another ( and more deals) game on! BUY

Published 591 days ago

Oh Ye of little faith!. There was big news on Tuesday for Optibiotix (OPTI). This was ONE of the big deals we were waiting for. There are more to follow but this should send critics of Optibiotix scuttling for cover as India's Tata is a giant. It has 660,000 employees and annual sales of $103.51 billion! Those who doubted us as we bought our first shares for two years HERE - at sub 55p a few weeks ago you can apologise. now. Go form an orderly queue. The shares are now 75p-77.5p and they are GOING MUCH HIGHER & SOON!

Falanx - trading statement, Told y'all! UPGRADE

Published 592 days ago

We hope that you bought shares in Falanx (FLX) at sub 6p the other day as we told you to do. Even though that was well up on our 4.25p offer share tip level. The stock closed previously at 6p-6.5p, but we have now had a cracking trading statement. Told y'all!

Premaitha - Good News from Brazil but it's the High Court that matters

Published 592 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?

Altyn – some interim results disappointment... but here is why you buy

Published 593 days ago

Tipped by ourselves in April, shares in precious metals miner and explorer in Kazakhstan Altyn (ALTN) initially performed reasonably, but subsequently slipped back – and currently even more so on the back of a half-year results announcement…

Reach4Entertainment - 1:52pm Trading Update disappointment. BUT…

Published 596 days ago

Seeing a 1:52pm “Trading Update” announcement didn’t inspire confidence and indeed the announcement from media and entertainment-focused Reach4Entertainment (R4E) includes “the directors anticipate that EBITDA for the 12 months to 31 December 2017 will be below market expectations”. HOWEVER…

Kefi - Tulu Kapi update: BUY at up to 6p

Published 596 days ago

Kefi Minerals (KEFI) has updated the market on the latest developments at the Tulu Kapi gold project in Ethiopia. All of the news is expected, but positive and reinforces our view that this is coming together well and that the value of this asset is simply not discounted in the current share price. Indeed with gold starting to move ahead, the shares look ever cheaper.

Vela - More news on BTL - just do the maths

Published 597 days ago

Vela (VELA) has flagged up the fact that there has been more news from its TSX-listed investment BTL which has "launched the DX Beta version ("Beta") of its proprietary blockchain platform, Interbit." Hmmm, we could not really do 2 minutes without hesitation, deviation or repetition on that news but it has excited punters in Canada. Now here is where the maths starts. At 0.25p-0.28p at mid Vela is capitalised at £1.55 million. It has outstanding bonds of £550,000 so the EV is £2.1 million.

Optibiotix - interims, no fireworks but all those placing rumours scotched & fireworks are soon: Strong Buy

Published 598 days ago

There were no great surprises in the results for the six months to May 31 from Optibiotix (OPTI). Maybe that is why, after a decent bounce, they are off a tad at 67p-70p. But those taking profits are making a mistake for there will be fireworks soon and that will see the shares soar.

Big Sofa - Placing, £1.5 million raised in 10 minutes - BUY

Published 599 days ago

This will make those who said Big Sofa (BST) was set to do a placing happy. Except that they stated that it was because the business was doing badly. The reality is that it is going gangbusters and needs working capital to take on extra business. Thus last Thursday four phone calls to four fund managers meant that - with NEDS lead by Adam Reynolds chipping in £210,000 - £1.5 million was raised at 18.5p in just ten minutes.

Lessons in Human Nature from the Woodford Debacle and Purplebricks the next shoe to drop?

Published 601 days ago

I certainly don’t wish to gloat at the recent misfortunes suffered by many of Neil Woodford’s investments, but the sorry spectacle provides some useful insights into the role of human nature in investing and business in general.

Optiobiotix - another day, another jigsaw piece slotted in - a full review: BUY

Published 603 days ago

Another day sees another piece of good news from Optibiotix (OPTI) with the shares again ticking higher, to 72p, on the back of it. There is a lot more news in the pipeline, a lot more blue days to come in the next few weeks and months. So where are we now? Let's start by dispelling a myth or two.

Bluebird Merchant good news from the land of the dog eaters: buy

Published 608 days ago

Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) has announced that work is now underway to open up three entrances to the mine at Gubong in South Korea. The target entrances were found using Ground Penetrating Radar, chatting to the locals and from historical information on what was once the country's second biggest gold mine.

Falanx share price decline - not warranted: BUY and watch this space (soon)

Published 609 days ago

Shares in Falanx (FLX) have slipped and slipped most of the summer. The reality is - as we noted with Optibiotix (OPTI) the other day  - that sensible folks are sitting on beaches and this means that there is a bit of an absence of buyers. Well let us clarify there is certainly an absence of buyers for small cap stocks where there has been no news and Falanx fits that bill.

Purplebricks priced for perfection; Sell at 431p

Published 610 days ago

I wrote about the red flags at Purplebricks (PURP) two weeks ago and promised to return to the subject but was distracted by the Telit (TCM) fiasco last week - on that matter I must urge anyone interested to listen to Tom Winnifrith's bearcast yesterday. I challenge anyone to listen and NOT to wnat to go short. But back to Purplebricks.

Optibiotix - we buy more shares for first time in two years, price is just wrong

Published 612 days ago

Thanks for all the emails on Optibiotix (OPTI). We understand seeing the shares slide back to 53p odd is alarming. To one or two of you, there is no need for such language! To the rest of you here goes.

Another day and another snippet of good news from Kefi Minerals - buy at up to 6p - target 13p+ to sell

Published 615 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.

Telit Communications A Compelling Sell. Looks like Going Globo. Some Free Advice to the NOMAD.

Published 617 days ago

I promised last week to go in to the numerous inconsistencies in the numbers presented by Purplebricks (PURP) but that is going to have to wait as this week’s story has got to be Telit (TCM).

Orogen - another £250k loaned - expect RTO before mid Sept

Published 617 days ago

Orogen (ORO) has announced that it has lent another £250,000 to online e-tailer Thread 35 Ltd, trading as Sosandar. Time to panic? No. As loyal shareholders at FIML we certainly are not doing so.

Kefi - lifting of state of emergency in Ethiopia, good news BUY

Published 621 days ago

Kefi Minerals (KEFI) has its flagship operation, the Tulu Kapi gold mine ( to be) in Ethiopia. One by one the checklist of things needed to complete to get this mine into production has been dealt with.

Action Hotels - new opening, share price daft: BUY

Published 623 days ago

Action Hotels (AHCG) the owner and manager of 3 and 4 star hotels in the Middle East and Australia, has opened of its second hotel in Bahrain, ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Area.

Purplebricks Is it time to Sell at 470p or Buy the Watchdog blip. I am leaning to the Former.

Published 623 days ago

I wrote recently that I wouldn’t want to be short Fevertree (FEVR) or Purplebricks (PURP) on the basis that clearly crazy valuations have a habit of getting crazier.

Columbus boardroom clearout continues, D day September 13 - BUY

Published 624 days ago

Columbus Energy (CERP), formerly LGO, has continued the new broom change process. It has announced that Fergus Jenkins has stepped down from the Board and from his role as Chief Operating Officer, with immediate effect. He will remain with the Company and act as an advisor to the Board until 31 January 2018 but that is just a face save for Fergus. That is the last of the "ancien regime" cronies kicked into touch.

Buy Bluebird Merchant Ventures at up to 2.5p

Published 625 days ago

*Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) is a former unsuccessful share tip  of ours – though our 3.5p July sell advice has proven correct, with the shares presently at a 2.5p offer price. However, there is now a new CEO and a new focus which leaves the shares materially undervalued at the current sub £5 million market cap and we are expecting more news soon...

Falanx - upgrade stance to BUY, share price decline baseless

Published 626 days ago

Shares in Falanx (FLX) have fallen back to 5.25p -5.75p which is very frustrating indeed for we shareholders as there is no fundamental reason for a sell off. We have spoken to the company and are told:

Minoan – interims, “about to enter the most rewarding period”...

Published 631 days ago

Minoan (MIN) has announced results for its half year ended 30th April 2017, with Chairman Chris Egleton emphasising “following the dismissal of the Appeals against the Presidential Decree granting Outline Planning Consent for its Project in Crete, and the continued increase in the profitability of its travel business, the Group is about to enter the most rewarding period in its history”

Optibiotix - the ARM model starts to deliver: 1 country 1 product

Published 632 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that its German partner HLH has achieved product registration of capsules containing the Optibiotix product LPDL and started commercial sales to drug stores on July 24.

For just £5, NEW HOT share tip out TODAY at 2PM - Don't miss out!

Published 633 days ago

Four times in the past three or four months we have advised our readers to bank big gains on shares we tipped - the one before the one before last was a 77% profit (offer to bid ) in just 12 days. But we are not perfect. Only folks living in council houses but boasting of their million pound investments on Bulletin Boards get it right all the time.

Amryt Pharma - New Lojuxta study results - all good news

Published 633 days ago

Amryt Pharma (AMYT) has announced new data from a long-term safety and efficacy study of Lojuxta in the treatment of Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (HoFH). Try saying that after half a bottle orf whiskey. Remember that Lojuxta which was licensed in last December is the second of three strings to the Amryt bow.

Big Sofa - cracking AGM statement: BUY GREEDILY at up to 25p

Published 633 days ago

Big Sofa's (BST) AGM went smoothly enough but the market seems to have overlooked the statement from chairman Nicholas Mustoe. It really is very exciting indeed. Mustoe stated:

Obtala – some recent share price weakness, but not operational weakness: BUY

Published 634 days ago

Since we previously updated on Obtala (OBT) at the start of this month, there have been developments including a quarterly report. The shares are down but is this fair?

Sell the Carillion HS2 rally at 63p

Published 636 days ago

The accepted market wisdom that one should never be a bear in company throws up a lot of exceptions. Carillion (CLLN), for some time now top of the leaderboard of the most shorted shares on the LSE, is a good example.

Metal Tiger – “exciting possibilities” from Botswanan electromagnetic survey

Published 638 days ago

Metal Tiger (MTR) has updated on a preliminary interpretation of airborne electromagnetic geophysics data collected along 50km of the T3 Dome – a largely unexplored structure, where the company’s Botswana joint venture discovered the copper-silver deposit ‘T3’ last year.

I stay short of UK Oil & Gas - I'm a Russian and the BBMs are the Germans in the snow

Published 638 days ago

I see that UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has cemented its position as the nation’s favourite oil tiddler with a stonking rally to 5.1p since my recent short call at 3p. I haven’t received such joyous vitriol on twitter since I called Cloudtag a sell at 7p and saw the shares rise to 20p. Tom Winnifrith gleefully points out that he is glad to see someone take over as the Bulletin Board Moron's No 1 hate figure, at least for now.

R4E - Very good news on the banking front: At up to 1.6p BUY

Published 639 days ago

For months, shares in R4E (R4E) have been held back because it was in technical breach of the covenants on its bank debt. We never expected the bank to pull with Nigel Wray and Johnny Hon owning c50% of the equity and standing behind the firm. But some BB savants knew better...they always do.

Alliance Pharma – half year trading update encourages, still a buy

Published 639 days ago

Alliance Pharma (APH) has updated on trading for the first half of 2017, ahead of a results announcement expected on 13th September…

Metal Tiger – Botswana progress, but much more expected soon:BUY

Published 641 days ago

Metal Tiger (MTR) has updated on progress on the T3 MOD Resources (ASX:MOD) joint venture project in Botswana – including previously outstanding drill hole assay results and that next month “we anticipate being able to release an updated and enlarged, T3 Mineral Resource Estimate”

Optibiotix - another day, another deal, O Hara confirms the ARM model - BUY

Published 641 days ago

OptiBiotix (OPTI) has announced another sales deal. Like others it is small to start with but will build up and this grows more and more reminiscent of the early days of ARM. Check out the Steve O'Hara quote at the end of the release.

Premaitha - new Thermo Fisher loan: sends strong message to Illumina: BUY

Published 644 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.

Begbies Traynor – positive full-year results, a counter-cyclical buy

Published 645 days ago

Begbies Traynor (BEG) has announced results for its year ended 30th April 2017 and that “we anticipate a growth in earnings in the new financial year”

Collagen Final Results - well telegraphed: BUY

Published 645 days ago

What with all the trading statements and the placing at around the year end, results from Collagen (COS) were pretty well telegraphed. There were no surprises but the CEO statement is upbeat and that seems to have been overlooked.

Fox Marble , shares down on Beaufort appointment - unfair but the RNS is a lie from a brain dead PR firm

Published 646 days ago

Shares in Fox Marble (FOX) fell by almost 10% to 8.25p-8.5p on the back of news that it had appointed Beaufort Securities, Belfort Secs to its legion of admirers, as the company's joint broker. The assumption is that Belfort, whose clients are mainly bucket shops, will be doing a discounted placing. that is not the case, Fox has enough cash to get it through to profitability but Belfort's reputation proceeds it. Fox has gone on the record to say there is no placing.

SweetBiotix® development: Results of human taste study: more good news from Optibiotix but no SMTM Moment

Published 646 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced the success of human taste studies in its SweetBiotix® product development programme. The programme has been designed to develop sweet natural healthy fibres, called SweetBiotix®, which are not digested in the human gut, and hence calorie free.

Falanx Results - Really what is not to like?

Published 648 days ago

Falanx (FLX) has finally released its results for the year to March 31. The numbers were in line but it is the forward looking statement that is the dazzler. That is not reflected in the share price which came off by more than 10% on the session at 6.75p-7p. We think the market called that wrong and here is why.

Big Sofa - 2 heavy hitters join, share price recovery continues ( and will accelerate)

Published 648 days ago

The distracting noise and untruthful commentary surrounding the results from Big Sofa (BST) a couple of weeks ago has died down and the shares have started a re-rate - they are now 25p-26.5p and if you can get any stock at all at 25p or better you should do so. We continue to see a minimum price target of 50p + to sell. Today we have news of two heavy hitters coming on board.

Columbus Energy Corporate update - look through the windscreen not the rear view mirror! BUY

Published 649 days ago

Shares are valued on the basis of what is to come. that is to say future earnings ( or lack of them). Not historic losses, profits or performance. But shares in Columbus (CERP), the former LGO Energy have been marked a tad lower after an operational update as punters looked in the rear view mirror. Their error = your opportunity.

San Leon - not long till shares trade again

Published 649 days ago

San Leon (SLE) has updated on the suspension of its shares - something that has now lasted a week. We have been in constant communication with the company and are relaxed about the situation, not expecting it to last much longer.

Nearly Time to Short Tesla

Published 651 days ago

I am not a great fan of shorting crazy valuations on the basis that they tend to get crazier. For this reason, I have not been short the likes of Fevertree (FEVR) or Purplebricks (PURP), as calling the top is well-nigh impossible.

Columbus Energy - we tip this a 3rd time - a buy worth 3.5p

Published 651 days ago

We tipped these shares a couple of weeks ago for a third time. The shares are now 2.7p in the middle and so even at the bid we are up on this one. But our target to sell at 3.5p+ so there is more to go for. Our original share tip reads:

Molins at 149p offer - worth at least 173.5p

Published 652 days ago

We tipped these shares a couple of weeks ago at a 130p offer. Readers of the Nifty Fifty are thus happy bunnies as the shares are now 147p-149p. We do serve up good share tips and Steve and I are now working on our next one! But the shares should head higher still. I explain why in detail - here is our original tip from two weeks ago.

Premaitha - Court action begins this week - BUY

Published 653 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:

Veltyco - cracking trading statement but...

Published 654 days ago

At its AGM in the tax haven and cultural desert that is the Isle of Man, Veltyco (VLTY) was in bullish mood. The brief statement reads:

Falanx - small bolt on announced but not the big picture - that's next week

Published 654 days ago

Falanx (FLX) has announced that it has bought Cloudified Limited for £180,000. This is a small beer deal.For what will really get the shares to sizzle higher we must wait a few more days.

Union Jack Oil - Wressle farce will be reversed - BUY

Published 655 days ago

The planning committee of North Lincolnshire County Council met on Monday to - again - discuss the Wressle application. Officials had recommended approval as it fitted in with all the authority's guidelines. All was set fair. Then came the first sign of trouble.

Fox Marble AGM - a Truly Mixed bag - on balance BUY

Published 655 days ago

It was a case of the good, the bad and the ugly but on balance there were a lot more goods than bads. Let's start with the ugly from the Fox Marble (FOX) AGM..

Obtala - talk about a PR own goal: but still a BUY!

Published 656 days ago

We cannot pretend that we are not a bit angry with Obtala (OBT) for the PR own goal it scored on Friday. The shares closed down 3.5% at 17.5-17.75p and are a buy at up to 20.5p but - as shareholders - we are pissed! The own goal is two fold:

Minoan - as predicted here: Loan extension given: BUY

Published 657 days ago

As we predicted exactly one week ago here, Minoan (MIN) will not - as some Bulletin Board savants had suggested - have to repay the £5 million loan it got in October 2013 from Hillside International Holdings at close of play today. Minoan clearly did not have the cash.

Highlands Natural Resources, the wheels are coming off. Sell!

Published 657 days ago

It looks like the game may soon be up for UK-listed, American oil stock promotion Highlands Natural Resources (HNR). In its prelims, announced last week, the company stated that it needs to raise funds either by issuing equity or third-party participation in its East Denver project.

Metal Tiger - 2016 results & “encouraging” 2017 progress - BUY

Published 657 days ago

Metal Tiger (MTR) has announced 2016 results and emphasised “encouraging” progress in the first half of 2017…

Wishbone Gold Results Irrelevant but 7 key words: BUY

Published 659 days ago

Wishbone Gold (WSBN), the precious metals trading and exploration company, announces its final results for the year ended 31 December 2016. The numbers are pretty academic just look for 7 key words in the statement from chairman Richard Poulden.

Union Jack Oil - good news on Wressle but watch Holmwood as well! Two reasons to BUY

Published 659 days ago

Union Jack Oil (UJO) has announced that the North Lincolnshire County Council's Planning Committee will meet on Monday 3rd July 2017 at 2 PM to determine the new planning application for the Wressle Development which includes additional detailed information to address the specific concerns raised by North Lincolnshire County Council in its 11 January 2017 decision to refuse the original application.

You may know Tom the fraudbuster but what about the man who makes you money from value investing shares tips - act TODAY!

Published 662 days ago

You may know Tom Winnifrith as the man who exposes fraud on AIM and gets a stack of death threats and lawyers letters for his troubles. Just on Tuesday he has published a massive exclusive on Quindell, the biggest London stockmarket fraud for 30 years, and a con the regulators thanked him for exposing. That breaking news is HERE.

Metal Tiger – news from Spain, but the real news we want still to come - BUY

Published 662 days ago

Metal Tiger (MTR) has updated on exploration at the Logrosan Minerals joint venture in Spain – helping the shares currently slightly higher to 2.03p mid.

Minoan - Yes it can now develop Cave Sidero - we are off to the races: Yamas!

Published 662 days ago

It has taken more than two decades and exposed the Greek planning system for the total joke that it is but Minoan (MIN) now has the all clear to go ahead and develop the spectacular Cave Sidero site in North East Crete.

Concepta - CEO buys a not un-trivial amount of shares: Follow suit

Published 663 days ago

It is good to see a CEO putting his money where his mouth is and the share purchase by Erik Henau should also scotch the silly rumours that a placing is imminent. The Concepta (CPT)  head honcho has purchased 80,000 shares at 12.175p. He now owns 293,333 shares so in that context this is a decent purchase. We'd hope to see more boardroom buying soon but expect also to see more hard news on order flow very soon.

Falanx - very odd share price moves ahead of results date: upgrade of stance to BUY

Published 665 days ago

Shares in Falanx (FLX) were almost 10p a month ago. The other day they were 6.25p to sell. What on earth happened? What fundamental event caused the company to lose more than a third of its value? Of course there was no such event. Price does not equal value.

Petropavlovsk - the dodgy Russians win, Hambro et al out, what to do...

Published 665 days ago

Rather as in the general election we found ourselves on the losing side at the Petropavlsovsk (POG) EGM. Peter Hambro and all bar two of the old board are out and nominees of the dodgy Russian shareholders are in. How should one view this?

Reach4Entertainment - Stoller resigned from board stays with Spotco - what next? BUY

Published 665 days ago

We had heard that there were boardroom, er discussions, underway at Reach4 Entertaiment (R4E) and thus it is no great sutprise to see that David Stoller is to step down as Executive Chairman and as a director as of September 30.

Bellzone Mining equity is all but worthless - do you know about the China crooks?

Published 665 days ago

Bellzone Mining (BZM) was floated by Canaccord in 2010 (on April Fool’s day as it happens). It raised £30 million at 35p to fund the development of an iron ore project in Guinea, West Africa, the baby of Aussie entrepreneur Nikolajs Zuks, valuing the company at £184 million. Seven years on the company is still in the feasibility stage, having spent $336 million of shareholders’ money and, with the share count having more than tripled, the market cap is £33 million.

Minoan share price weakness - panicking? No - Time to BUY

Published 666 days ago

Shares in Minoan (MIN) were up a smidgeon Friday but have been heading the wrong way all week. At the time of writing they are 7.5p-8.5p - a spread wide enough to drive a bus through. Market makers really do take the piss on occasion if not most of the time. Anyhow is anything wrong? Let's deal with the various rumours sent to us by email.

Optibiotix - 3 year supply agreement a first part of being the new ARM: BUY

Published 672 days ago

On 25 April this year Optibiotix (OPTI) announced it had delivered a small sale of 100,000 units of its LPDL capsule to Germany's HLH BioPharma Vertriebs GmbH. That must have gone well as we are today told that Optibiotix has signed a three year deal that grants HLH a non-exclusive license to produce, package and commercialise products containing OptiBiotix's cholesterol reducing LPLDL® strain.

Norcros – results good and remains confident: BUY

Published 672 days ago

Bathroom and household equipment and accessories group Norcros (NXR) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2017 and that “the board remains confident that the group should continue to make further progress for the year ending 31 March 2018”.

Orogen - update on RTO and company chat

Published 673 days ago

Orogen (ORE) has confirmed that the second tranche of the secured loan made to Thread 35 Ltd has now been drawn down. The total amount of the loan, which is now fully drawn down, is £250,000.

Concepta - good news and er ...less good news and good news: STRONG BUY

Published 673 days ago

Let's start with the bad news. It really should not be a surprise given the lack of orders announced (until now!) but Concepta (CPT) has confirmed that it will miss full year 2017 sales forecasts. That is the bad news. It has launched a new product and it is a few months behind schedule. These things happen. But...

Tom Winnifrith Mea Culpa Bearcast: Stanley Gibbons my apologies and lessons learned

Published 676 days ago

Folks asked if I had learned any lessons from Stanley Gibbons (SGI), a dire share tip and a stock where I also did my conkers. I hope there are. In this last bearcast until I return in September (as discussed HERE) I look at the rationale for this tip and my errors.

Big Sofa – major US deal, Ipsos named, new forecasts – buy at up to 25p – 50p target is CONSERVATIVE! ( 120p plausible)

Published 677 days ago

Big Sofa (BST), the provider of video analytics technology and services has announced that it t has been approved as a ‘Global Systems Partner’ to provide video research and technology services to one of the world’s largest consumer goods corporations, headquartered in the USA. Annoyingly we are not told who this is but it will leak. You may remember the big win with a market research firm?

Stanley Gibbons bid approach - maybe mad Edi is not mad after all?

Published 678 days ago

This has been an awfu sharel tip and so, as a shareholder myself, I almost welcome an end to my suffering. I am sure the bidder is looking to pick up assets on the cheap and won't pay anything like a full price but at least the shares are up by 2.125p to 13.25p mid.

Shoe Zone – half-year results suggest continued income value

Published 678 days ago

Value footwear retailer, Shoe Zone (SHOE) has announced results for its half year ended 1st April 2017 and that it “has traded broadly in line with management's expectations since the period end and the board continues to look to the future with confidence”.

Fox Marble Results - 2017 will be THE year: Buy!

Published 682 days ago

Fox Marble (FOX) has announced its Preliminary Results for the year ended 31 December 2016. The company reported a loss of €2.76 million on sales of €0.80 million, compared to a loss of €3.03 million and €0.23 million respectively. in 2015. So far so bad. But...

Kefi FY results - numbers irrelevant - this is the key statement: BUY

Published 682 days ago

For what it is worth Kefi Miinerals (KEFI) lost £1.233 million last year. That is academic. Following the recent placing and VAT refunds from the Ethiopian Government cash is not an issue. What matters and what will drive a re-rate of the shares - now at 5.57p - is progress on the development of the Tulu Kapi gold mine.

Last time we made 117% on Wishbone: buy again at up to 0.9p

Published 686 days ago

It was a cracking tip last time around. We never sold the shares we held in Wishbone Gold (WSBN) as we have always had faith in the long term story. But our website is not about long term gains - although they are not a bad thing! It is about short term gains and we reckon that Wishbone Gold will deliver those in spades. The trade is to buy at up to 0.9p with a target to sell of at least 1.3p within months - when this article first appeared on HotStockRockets the shares were 0.7p offer. Our readers are already in the money but the shares are still buyable!.

Stanley Gibbons – further disposal boosts the balance sheet, is there now a buy case?

Published 686 days ago

This has been a dog of a share tip from us but is there now a case for a small buy as a recovery play? Stanley Gibbons (SGI) has followed the recent sale of a major part of its Interiors division with an announcement of a £1.4 million sale of its interest in operator of the annual Masterpiece London art and antiques fair, Masterpiece London Ltd.

Fusionex: Sell while It’s still possible but I've bought Petrofac

Published 687 days ago

I certainly don’t condone bribery but I can understand why Ayman Asfari and Marwan Chedid, CEO and former COO of Petrofac (PFC) might be feeling a little hard done by, having been arrested by the Serious Fraud Office and seeing the company’s value plunge by £1.5 billion, as an investigation is launched into its dealings with shadowy Monaco-based “agent” Unaoil.

4 Reasons why we have increased our target price for LGO Energy

Published 687 days ago

Shares in LGO Energy (LGO) have started to tick higher and closed last night at 2.5p mid - well up on our 1.8p offer price share tip of just over three weeks ago. Four things are happening and we are increasing our target price to sell from 2.7p to 3p and even that may have to be increased again. So whaat are the 4 reasons?

ECR Minerals - all the China Money now in! Like pulling Dragon's Teeth

Published 688 days ago

After numerous delays ECR Minerals (ECR) has announced that all the cash promised by Shenyang Xinliaoan Machinery Co Ltd in the 27 February £553,564 placing is in. As a result of the delays the Chinese had already coughed up about half of that amount in non refundable deposits. But now all the cash is in and new shares will be issued in due course. Phew! What a relief. This has been like pulling dragon's teeth. The shares have responded by moving ahead sharply - another winning share tip from the team!

Vela - sells a few shares in BTL but look at value of remaining stock!

Published 688 days ago

Vela (VELA) has announced that following cracking results from investee company TSX listed BTL it has sold 50,000 shares netting net proceeds of C$263,106.15 (equivalent to £152,530.79). That and the cash remaining from the recent bond issue will support (low) PLC cost and allow Vela to make further investments.

Chamberlin – full-year results and management chat

Published 692 days ago

Chamberlin (CMH), a 105p offer price share tip from ourselves last month, has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2017 and that ongoing growth is “supported by major new contracts coming on stream”. The shares are now 154p! Who's Da Daddy???

Alliance Pharma – positive AGM update, remains a buy

Published 693 days ago

Alliance Pharma (APH) has made an AGM update announcement, including that trading “is good and in line with the board's expectations” and that “cash flow in the business remains strong”. This is a healthy reaffirmation of our BUY tip of last month which is now well in the money.

Obtala - acquisition of WoodBois International: good deal, Miles scales up - shares still cheap

Published 694 days ago

The transformation of Obtala (OBT) under Miles Pelham has continued with the $14.8 million purchase of WoodBois, a leading global trader and producer of sawn timber. Obtala shares, tipped by us at an 8.25p offer and retipped at prices much lower than that now trade at 19.75p-21p but are heading far higher.

Mysquar Ltd Part 2: Taking liberties with the Truth

Published 694 days ago

I wrote about Mysquar (MYSQ) last week and promised to explain how conflicts of interest and accounting shenanigans make it uninvestable. In the AIM admission document of two years ago it is stated:

Not all our share tips give readers 12 day profits of 77% some take longer - catch next hot tip TODAY for just £5 + the Falanx excitement and will we make another 100% on Obtala

Published 695 days ago

Four times in the past three or four months we have advised our readers to bank big gains on shares we tipped - the one before the one before last was a 77% profit (offer to bid ) in just 12 days. But though we target quick gains, most tips take rather longer to make money for our readers. take Falanx (FLX) we tipped it last year at a 4.75p offer - it is a solid cashed up fast growing cyber security play. We like it so much we own a few shares too but won't be selling any of them till after our readers bank big gains. The shares are now 9.5p -10p! That is a potential 100% offer to bid profit!

Kefi Minerals - revised DFS published - look at NPV! BUY

Published 695 days ago

Kefi Minerals (KEFI) has published a new DFS ( Definitive Feasibility Study) for the Tulu Kapi project - its first since 2015 and its last before it completes its financing needs and heads towards the construction of an open pit gold mine in Ethiopia.

Amryt - Very Upbeat AGM - upgrade ahead??

Published 695 days ago

Amryt Pharma (AMYT) held its AGM yesterday and the statement seems to hint that forecasts are going to have to be raised. It is a very bullish statement indeed. The company states:

Sanderson Group – interim results and management chat

Published 695 days ago

November 72p offer price share tip, Sanderson Group (SND) has announced results for its half year ended 31st March 2017 and that it has “a good level of confidence that the group will continue to make further progress and deliver trading results in line with market expectations for the current year”.

1Spatial – disappointing results (as expected), but more recent trading encourages: BUY

Published 696 days ago

Results announced by 1Spatial (SPA) for its year ended 31st January 2017 are disappointing – though we previously stated they would be and note new management’s current year objective “to ensure that we generate cash and profitable adjusted EBITDA, as well as follow through on key strategic initiatives… Early trading in Q1 2018 has been strong”.

MySQUAR, a total basket case. Sell at 5.1p

Published 700 days ago

I wrote recently about AIM listed BNN Technology (BNN), a flaky and wildly over promoted China tech play, but having had a look at Burmese tech play MySQUAR (MYSQ), BNN looks a solid blue chip.

ECR Minerals China subscription update - like pulling (Dragon's) Teeth but shares will zoom soon

Published 702 days ago

The great £553,564 investment by Shenyang Xinliaoan Machinery Co Ltd into ECR Minerals (ECR) announced on 27 February grinds on.

Optibiotix - launch of Slimbiome and LPLDL products. Read closely & buy

Published 704 days ago

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced what it terms the "successful" launch of its SlimBiome® and LPLDL® products at the Vitafoods Europe tradeshow in Geneva from the 9-11 of May 2017. The event provided the opportunity to connect with 16,500 industry decision makers from the supplements, nutraceutical, functional food and beverage industries. This is viewed as one of the world's leading trade fairs for the food and drinks industry. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Companies always say launches are successful. More jam tomorrow. So what. Etc. But no read on... We have underlined a few key words for you.

Petropavlovsk – board structure update amidst attempted coup

Published 704 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has updated on the attempted boardroom coup – including on its process to appoint an independent Non-Executive Chairman, a further independent Non-Executive director and opposition to the requisitioning shareholder nominees.

Falanx & the Cyber attacks & the £100 million political scandal

Published 706 days ago

We own Falanx (FLX) shares and are currently well over 100% up on our investment with stock at 9.5p mid. HotStockRockets readers are now 100% ahead on the share tip too. So with the stock surging on the basis of the massive cyber attack that started on the NHS on Friday what to do? First realise that this is a political scandal. 

Sell Petro Matad Before the Death Spiral Picks up Speed

Published 707 days ago

It is extremely rare for companies to resort to death spiral financing without serious damage to their share price (Gulf Keystone pulled it off a few years ago, but it really doesn’t happen often). Mongolian oil explorer Petro Matad (MATD) is unlikely to be an exception to this rule.

Andrews Sykes – 2016 results, dividend yield remains attractive despite share price rise

Published 707 days ago

Andrews Sykes (ASY), a 380p offer price November share tip, has announced results for the 2016 calendar year and that it is “cautiously optimistic for further success in 2017”

Petropavlovsk - what on earth is M&G doing getting into bed with dodgy Russians? Attempted coup

Published 709 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has announced that it has received notification that three shareholders will vote against the re-election of all five existing directors and attempt to insert four new chaps at the forthcoming EGM. The shareholders all got their holding via the debt for equity swap and so are well in the money and are Renova Asset Holding Limited, Sothic Capital European Opportunities Master Fund Limited and M&G Debt Opportunities Fund II Limited.

ECR Minerals - another small delay in Chinese dosh arriving, but still a buy

Published 717 days ago

Back on 27 February, ECR Minerals (ECR) announced that Shenyang Xinliaoan Machinery Co Ltd was to invest £553,564 at 1p. The cash has still not arrived.

More good news from Ethiopia for Kefi - still a buy

Published 717 days ago

Most of us probably did not know or had forgotten that Kefi Minerals (KEFI) had a $12 million contingent legacy liability. Well that has now been 96% disappeared.

Buy Altyn at a 1.99p offer

Published 720 days ago

Recent years have been ones of transition from open pit towards underground mining for Altyn (ALTN). However, production is now starting to increase again - and the anticipated marked increase from current levels looks far from discounted in the present valuation. As such, the shares are a buy

Amryt - not a one trick pony!

Published 720 days ago

Many people think that the excitement about Amryt (AMYT) is down to its EB treatment where phase three trials are now underway. Well that is a lot of excitement but there is far more as the latest news makes clear.

Concepta at 17p offer: Last chance to Buy: fireworks ahead - target 28p to sell

Published 721 days ago

Concepta (CPT) has been a slow burner but we are well ahead on this share tip with the shares now at 16.6p-17p.Last autumn that it was about to sell its MyLotus kits in China and since then it has appointed a country manager and huffed and puffed but there are no sign of those sales. But you won't need to wait long. There are fireworks coming soon.

Kefi VAT Refund - Good news in two ways: Buy at up to 6.5p, target 13p+

Published 722 days ago

KEFI Minerals (KEFI) has announced that it has finally received a VAT refund from the Ethiopian Government of $1.3 million - call that £800,000. This is good news for two reasons.

Reach4Entertainment - 2016 results show growth, but there’s a sting in the tail

Published 723 days ago

Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has announced results for the 2016 calendar year and that “we are enthusiastic about the growth prospects that our new initiatives will bring”, although there is somewhat of a sting in the tail…

Petropavlovsk - Q1 2017 production results further boost shares

Published 723 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has announced first quarter of 2017 production results supporting a level of production towards the top end of the 2017 forecast of 420,000-460,000 ounces of gold…

Kefi - another box ticked - all on track for construction 2017: Buy

Published 724 days ago

Kefi Minerals (KEFI) has announced another box has been ticked as it moves towards constructing the Tulu Kapi gold mine in Ethiopia. It has finally agreed with the Government plans to resettle the folks who live around the mine away from operations. And with that done it states "The objective for the Government of Ethiopia and KEFI is for construction to commence in H2-17."

Petropavlovsk - 2016 results help shares higher: far more to go

Published 724 days ago

London main-market listed, gold miner in Russia Petropavlovsk (POG) has announced results for the 2016 calendar year, emphasising a return to profitability and a refinancing of bank debt - enabling it not to have to divest part of the value in its core organic growth development project, the POX Hub…

Concepta Results - where are the China sales? Buy: fireworks ahead

Published 724 days ago

Concepta (CPT) wants to know why its shares are nor racing away although having tipped this at an 11p offer we are, at 16.5p, well up.? Simple. It announced last autumn that it was about to sell its MyLotus kits in China and since then it has appointed a country manager and huffed and puffed but there are no sign of those sales. And against that background after calendar 2016 results the shares are just 16.5p mid. But before you sell hang on a second...the shares are actually a stonking buy if yoiu can get them at 16p or underand here is why.

Collagen - positive trading update sparks shares

Published 725 days ago

Collagen Solutions (COS) has announced growth “driven by an increase in the number of customers, higher volumes from key customers and an increase in new development agreements”, sparking the shares higher…

Optibiotix - 'news management', whatever - still a buy

Published 725 days ago

The A-Grade A'holes at Walbrook PR who charge Optibiotix (OPTI) thousands of quid a month for "news management" probably thought putting out two announcements on one day was part of a clever strategy. Whatever. If Optibiotix wants to save a few quid we have a suggestion....

TODAY: Patience, patience, patience and yet more patience - that is the key to making money from shares

Published 726 days ago

Making money from shares is simple. Well it should be. Buy cheap. Hold. Hold. Hold. Hold, and finally sell when the shares have delivered you big gains. Where so many folks go wrong is getting impatient and not being prepared to hold, hold, hold. Let us tell you about Symphony Environmental (SYM) which we tipped at a 6.75p offer just over three years ago. It did nothing for ages....

Metal Tiger – slightly delayed fundraising completes, shares recovering - buy

Published 728 days ago

On tipping shares in Metal Tiger (MTR) earlier this month, we noted an oversubscribed (initially £3 million, but then £4.29 million) fundraising through well-known North American natural resources name Sprott. Tiger has now announced the closing of the funding…

More Red Flags at BNN Technology

Published 728 days ago

BNN Technology (BNN) published its Annual Report last week along with an update on its current cash position and the appointment of a new Non-Exec Chairman. The share price has rallied 6% but is still shy of the 80p at which broker Mirabaud recently raised £25 million - and, looking through the bluster, there are some serious issues that holders might care to consider.

Symphony Environmental - share tip further higher on Saudi Arabia developments

Published 730 days ago

Shares in Symphony Environmental (SYM) were a 6.75p offer price, September 2013, addition to the Penny Shares portfolio of our Nifty Fifty website. We recently updated with them heading towards doubling…

Alliance Pharma - once again a buy

Published 731 days ago

Specialty pharmaceutical company, Alliance Pharma (APH) is a previous successful share tip for us - recommended at 31p, with gains banked at 43p in 2015. However, there has since been positive development which looks inadequately reflected in a current sub 50p offer price and, noting also the continued presence of famed investors Nigel Wray and Slater Investments as major shareholders…

Veltyco - fundraise and proposed acquisitions. Hmmm...but BUY

Published 732 days ago

Veltyco (VLTY) has announced a €2.55 million subscription for new shares to fund two acquisitions which it argues represent “an exciting opportunity… to grow its business by building on existing online betting brands, using its expertise in online marketing combined with award winning sportsbook technology”

Norcros - full-year trading update boosts shares: BUY

Published 734 days ago

Supplier of branded showers, taps, bathroom accessories, tiles and adhesives, Norcros (NXR) has updated that year ended 31st March 2017 adjusted operating profit “is expected to be in line with the board's expectations” and that “the board is confident that the group is well placed to make further progress”

Chamberlin - positive trading update, a good share tip prospers

Published 735 days ago

Recent 105p offer price Nifty Fifty share tip, Chamberlin (CMH) has updated on trading – including that, following “a strengthened performance in the second half” of its year ended 31st March 2017, underlying profitability will be ahead of the prior year and “in line” with current market forecasts…

Big Sofa - another deal, piss poor PR but shares will zoom in the end

Published 736 days ago

Big Sofa (BST) is signing major deals but the clowns who manage its PR seem unable to communicate why this is so important to the market. In due course despite the manifest incompetency of Vigo Communications, a firm too cowardly and inept to answer basic questions posed by email, the truth will out and the shares will zoom. But pro tem this is frustrating.

Photo Update: Union Jack Oil - Wressle news unlikely to please the naked protestors

Published 738 days ago

Union Jack Oil (UJO) has noted an “Appeal & New Planning Application” announcement on the Wressle oil field (Union Jack: 15%, including 3.33% subject to approval from the Oil and Gas Authority) from operator Egdon Resources (EDR).

OptiBiotix – good news: successful SkinBioTherapeutics demerger onto AIM

Published 744 days ago

OptiBiotix (OPTI) skin health-focused subsidiary, SkinBioTherapeutics, has successfully listed its shares on AIM. Good news as OptiBiotix still has a near 42% stake…

K3 Results - no further nasties: Buy

Published 747 days ago

Updating previously on K3 Business Technology (KBT) in January, we noted a most disappointing profits warning. This is now reflected in announced results for the company’s half-year ended 31st December 2016 – about which we have now spoken to management…

Obtala - great update and great placing! We are more than 100% ahead - more to come

Published 752 days ago

We tipped this stock at 8.5p (offer) so are 100% ahead but there is far more to come. Obtala (OBT) has followed a quarterly business update with news that it has entered into a conditional subscription agreement to issue £4 million of new shares at 20p each - with also the same amount of warrants convertible at the same price.

Falanx - MidGard launch and massive name tie ups

Published 753 days ago

You would not have thought that Falanx (FLX) had, yesterday,  served up some cracking news but it has. The shares rose just a fraction tpo 6.5p-7p. The market is missing what is going on for now, here but the import will sink in. We are well ahead on our 4.5p offer share tip but there is plenty more to go for.

Big Sofa: US expansion - things looking very good! More big share price gains to come

Published 756 days ago

We are already well ahead on this share tip. But we can still see it doubling from here!

Minoan - a Final Nai! Yes! Buy!

Published 757 days ago

We wake up to discover reports across the Greek press that the appeals against the Presidential Decree granting land use approval, for its cave Sidero Project in Crete have been rejected by the Greek Supreme Court. Minoan (MIN) says that it has not yet seen an announcement from the Greek Supreme Court but that it will update the market once one is issued.

ECR Minerals - New Aussie Gold license, things are starting to bubble

Published 758 days ago

With funds replenished by the recent placing the new management team at ECR Minerals (ECR) is - as predicted - not hanging around. The shares are well up on our share tip  at a 1.7p offer, at 1.9p-2.05p. If you can get stock at 1.9p you should do so - our target to sell remains 2.5p+ and we expect to be there soon. The newsflow is only just starting.

Saffron Energy Bezzecca update - all good news

Published 759 days ago

Saffron (SRON) has confirmed that it has completed the logistics for a tie up of its Bezzecca natural gas project outside Milan within budget and on schedule. Certificates for mechanical and instrumentation completion have been issued and safety and performance testing is underway.

Optibiotix - Skinbiotherapeutics demerger: Mr Market does not fully realise what good news this is!

Published 760 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced - not before time we might note- that the demerger of its 52% unit Skinbiotherapeutics and its own AIM listing is underway. I should cocoa. Book building is cracking ahead on the Skinbiotix IPO. Optibiotix currently has an adjusted 52% of Skinbiotherapeutics.

About bloody time ...good news from Petropavlovsk: buy

Published 765 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has updated on its pressure oxidation hub development, with construction activities having fully resumed following bank debt refinancing.

Saffron Energy - Shell News: good but largely expected, shares will re-rate

Published 766 days ago

Saffron Energy (SRON) has announced the extension of the natural gas offtake contract between its Italian subsidiary Northsun and Shell. The contract has been extended to 1 October 2018, with an option to extend for a further year to 1 October 2019, and provides for offtake of gas supply for all of the Group's Italian gas fields.

Interquest Results - still a recovery buy

Published 766 days ago

Technology sectors-focused recruitment group, InterQuest (ITQ) has announced results from a “challenging” 2016 year of“transformation” following a change in executive management, though is “cautiously optimistic about 2017”.

Bank your gains in LGO Energy

Published 768 days ago

Yesterday we advised our readers to bank gains in LGO Energy (LGO) at a 3.9p bid - that would be a 77% gain on an offer to bid basis made in 14 days. Not bad eh? All those idiots who questioned why we tipped LGO have their answer: to make money for our readers. And that we did. The shares are now 3.7p offer. Paying customers (just £5) come first so got out at higher levels. The rationale for the take profits advice is clear - our article from behind the paywall reads:

Falanx - new CFO, check out that CV

Published 770 days ago

At 6.25p-6.5p cyber security group Falanx (FLX) is capitalised at just £8.2 million. We think it will go higher. It is well up on our share tip  at a 4.25p offer so the stance is hold but this should be trading at well over 8p to sell ( our target) post the year end trading statement in a few weeks. But pro tem we were told last week that it has appointed Craig Dawson as Chief Finance Officer with immediate effect - check out his CV.

Buy ECR Minerals at up to 1.9p - target to sell 2.5p+

Published 770 days ago

We tipped this stock last week at a 1.7p offer. The target to sell is 2.5p + . The shares are a buy at up 1.9p. The tip reads:

Red Flags Still Fluttering at Mayair Group

Published 770 days ago

Back in August I suggested that Mayair Group (MAYA), which purports to provide clean air solutions in China might not be so different from other AIM listed China plays.

Symphony Environmental Results - more good news

Published 771 days ago

Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM) has announced results for the 2016 calendar year and that “we expect to build on the positive momentum and are optimistic for a successful year ahead”.

Why did we tip LGO Energy? Let me explain and here is that tip

Published 771 days ago

Certain folks wonder why we, on HotStockRockets, we tipped shares in LGO Energy (LGO) as a buy? Well the reason of course is that we thought they were going to go up and we want our readers to make money. On 28 February when we tipped the shares they were 0.115p offer ( that is 2.3p in today's post consolidation money). They are now 3.35p bid so our readers are very much in the money after just 11 days!  But why tip this stock. The best expanation is the original tip which is below. Remember the 20 for 1 consolidation when reading it.

Optibiotix - P&G deal not brown bread: Boss Steve O'Hara explains

Published 771 days ago

If Optibiotix (OPTI) said that 2 +2 =4 then some folks would start banging on about how that means it cant equal three. There is no pleasing them. Thus after the cracking deal with Sacco announced earlier this week all some folks wanted to talk about was P&G.

Vela - at last! Disposals to validate strategy and real value: BUY

Published 772 days ago

Investment Company Vela (VELA) has this week announced the sale of some of its shares in TSX.V listed BTL Group generating proceeds of C$277,910 for the Company (equivalent to approximately £169,530 at the prevailing exchange rates). To date Vela has invested a total of approximately £214,300 in BTL.

Begbies Trading Statement - downgrade stance but sure don't sell!

Published 773 days ago

Business recovery and property services group, Begbies Traynor (BEG) has updated on its third quarter (to end January), including that “we are encouraged to see some (insolvency) market stability”.

Optibiotix - you wanted a big name deal - here you go: Sacco. Rejoice! Buy!

Published 773 days ago

Oh ye of little faith! Ye who panicked that Optibiotix (OPTI) has not publicly announced that the big name party in the last deal was Tata. Fear not it will and there will be exciting news on that soon. Ye who thought there were no more deals. You were wrong and that is why we have been urging you to buy the shares at up to 80p again and again. The shares are now 71p-74p.

Our last share tip is 70% up in 11 days - our next hot tip is at NOON Wednesday - catch it & 2 more for just £5

Published 774 days ago

That 70% gain is at the bid by the way - what you could sell the shares for! We have no need to bodge our satistics our tips are just good tips. And we are not advising readers to sell yet - we expect them to be banking gains of 100% plus on that one within weeks. That is what we like - share tips that deliver big gains fast!

Union Jack Oil - Placing Explained ( as we predicted) - BUY

Published 774 days ago

Now we know the reason for the £1.4 million placing at 0.135p by Union Jack Oil (UJO) a week ago. As we predicted at the time the acquisition it was targeting was at Wressle in Lincolnshire. Today we are told that Union has spent £600,000 to buy from Celtique Energie Petroleum Limited a further 3.33% interest in PEDL180 and PEDL182. Union Jack currently holds an 11.67% interest in both licences so its stake now goes to 15%.

Amryt Pharma - good news completes talks with FDA and EMA: BUY

Published 775 days ago

Amryt (AMYT) has announced that it has completed of discussions with the Food and Drug Administration, the US FDA,  and European Medicines Agency regarding the design of its pivotal phase 3 clinical trial for AP101 as a potential treatment for Epidermolysis Bullosa. The global market for a treatment for EB is, according to Amryt, worth £1.3 billion.

Two ways to play Avanti Coms insanity as the shares head for zero

Published 776 days ago

Poster child for the dogs on AIM heading for zero is Avanti Communications (AVN) which plumbed new lows this week with a dreadful H1 statement. For a supposedly maturing business to have interest expenses more than turnover is astounding. This is a product of its recent insane more-debt-for-debt swap.

Lonmin offers a leveraged play on platinum prices

Published 777 days ago

Lonmin PLC (LMI) was one of my best performing share tips during 2016, and following the recent pullback I think it is well worth another look.

Close the Cobham short

Published 778 days ago

The unbelievably benign state of the market was underlined this week by its generous reaction to bad news from Cobham (COB). On good news shares go up big time. On bad news, these days, shares just go up.

Buy Saffron Energy at up to 7p - target to sell 12p within months (or weeks)

Published 779 days ago

We should declare that certain team members have invested in this IPO at 5p The IPO was last week and we tipped the stock on its first day of dealings. The shares are now 7p-7.5p - we do not expect any retracement but if there is and you can buy at 7p or less do so big time. We expect to be advising folks to be banking profits at 12p within weeks. Our tip as of last week reads:

Union Jack Placing, Hmmmm - Buy

Published 779 days ago

So another keep the lights on placing eh? As it happens no although the market has (wrongly) taken it that way. Union Jack Oil (UJO) already had a comfortable cash balance. So why raise a gross £1.4 million at 0.135p?

Optibiotix - product launch and dumbf**k email

Published 780 days ago

An early contender for the most idiotic email of the day has just arrived. It compared an RNS out this morning from Optibiotix (OPTI) about launching new products and pushing existing ones to the sort of RNS that the recently suspended fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) used to issue. It is hard to know what to say in the face of such stupidity. There is a clear difference.

Premaitha - More Good News: BUY

Published 782 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).

Cobham Profit Warning Number Five: The Jaguar and the Tree - sell at 115p

Published 792 days ago

The legendary bear Robert W Wilson once mused about his modus operandi: “I’m not interested in climbing into a tree and wrestling the jaguar out of the tree. I am interested in someone shooting the jaguar out of the tree and then I will go and cut the thing apart

Falanx: New business unit - so what? Grrrrr - still a buy (or hold at worst)

Published 793 days ago

In a very strong contender for non news of the week Falanx (FLX) has announced the creation of a new business unit, Falanx Cyber Technologies. Right. 

Kefi Minerals Fund Raise - grit your teeth and buy

Published 793 days ago

This Kefi Minerals (KEFI) share tip at a 0.58p offer has not been a good one so far. We apologise and as shareholders share your pain. The shares are now 0.34p-0.36p. We took more shares in this fundraise at 0.33p on the view that the underlying value is c1p per share. So what has happened?

Collagen Placing and Open Offer - go for it!

Published 794 days ago

On recommending shares in Collagen Solutions (COS) at the end of 2016 we noted that the company is understood to be investigating the possible use of debt financing, though this is a risk here.  It has now announced a financing potentially to provide “sufficient working capital to fund the group until it achieves cash flow positive operations”

It’s Better to Travel than Arrive and Premier Oil has Arrived

Published 799 days ago

I resisted the temptation to short Premier Oil (PMO) a year ago, along with Afren, Gulf Keystone and Petroceltic as it was never in the same basket case league as that lot. I even hitched a brief ride North as it became clear that a wipe out was not going to happen. (In case I come across as arrogant or smug I should declare that I was short Hurricane Energy at the time which more than did for the Premier rise) 

Concepta - adds to product with Stress Test deal

Published 799 days ago

Concepta (CPT) has announced a deal that will enhance its fertility product MyLotus with an added stress test. Being stressed out can be a real issue when a chap is trying to get his Mrs up the duff.

Amryt - Good News for rats and also for shareholders: buy

Published 801 days ago

No news for six weeks and then two pieces of good news in two days, such is the way of life for we shareholders in Amryt (AMYT). Let us start with the rats.

Fox Marble - Oh Ye of little faith, stunning new Indian deal: Buy

Published 801 days ago

There were many who worried and sold. Oh ye of little faith, at long last Fox Marble (FOX) is starting to deliver real sales. We had news last week of a $300,000 order in the UK and Australia now there is a really big deal that has been announced.

Union Jack Oil - appeals against Guardian reading Council jobsworths over Wressle: Buy

Published 802 days ago

Union Jack Oil (UJO) and its partner on the Wressle field, Egdon, have appealed against a planning set back on the Wressle field in North Lincolnshire. In the end it will win and at 0.17p (offer) the shares are undervalued and the stance is buy with a target of c0.3p at least.

Avocet is a testament to the powers of denial of mug punters - its a short

Published 804 days ago

I explained last week why I thought that shares in Avocet Mining (AVM) were worthless. That was without the knowledge that its Inata gold mine only has a shelf life of three years at the current gold price. The company stated as much on Thursday with the painful admission that cashflow from this period is “unlikely to result in full repayment of creditors”

Short sell Beowulf Mining

Published 806 days ago

And now I turn my eyes upon Beowulf Mining (BEM) whose shares ran up from 6p to 15p in January on hopes of an imminent greenlight from the local County Administrative Board (CAB) for permission to mine iron in its Kallak North project in Sweden.

Good News from Fox Marble - it makes a pleasant change

Published 807 days ago

Just a quick note following a “New Orders and Specifications” announcement from Fox Marble(FOX). Yes this is an upbeat statement. It had to happen one day!

We kid ye not! Cracking trading statement from Symphony Environmental: Buy

Published 809 days ago

Symphony Environmental (SYM) has updated that 2016 performance was ahead of expectations and announced the launch and UK listing in Wilko stores of d2p antimicrobial household gloves…

A hat-trick of announcements from Falanx, hold very tight

Published 809 days ago

Like London buses in days gone by, announcements from Falanx (FLX) do not happen for what seems like an eternity then three arrive on one day.

Petropavlovsk Trading update - buy

Published 810 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has updated on 2016 production in-line with its revised guidance  (just) – and that it expects better in a 2017 year which should also see some transformative development. Good news, it is about time too.

Avocet Mining is a cracking short

Published 811 days ago

I wrote a while back about Avocet (AVM), suggesting that the share price fluctuations, which were linked to the fortunes of 1392 ounces of gold seized by workers at its Inata mine in Burkina Faso, ignored the fact that the company was essentially insolvent.

Union Jack - Wressle knockback, market over-reacts: buy

Published 812 days ago

Union Jack (UJO) announced a couple of weeks ago that the planning committee at North Lincolnshire County Council had served up an adverse ruling in respect of the development of the Wressle Oil Field in North Lincolnshire licences PEDL180 and PEDL182. Union Jack holds an 11.67% stake in both licenses.

Buy Veltyco

Published 813 days ago

In the current market environment, it is rare to find an ‘ahead of expectations’, growing company on a low prospective near-term rating. However, that is the case with Veltyco Group (VLTY)

Our October share tip of the month has almost doubled, our next tip of the month is out TODAY - grab it for just £5

Published 813 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.

Obtala Q4 Trading statement - goodie, goodie gum drops from this cracking share tip

Published 814 days ago

We tipped African Agriculture play Obtala (OBT) at an 8p offer and suggested averaging down at as low as 5p. The shares are now 19.25p-20p after a Q4 trading update yesterday. Goodie goodie.

Optibiotix - warrants extended thanks to Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater: BUY

Published 814 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) held an EGM of warrant holders earlier this week to vote on extending the date at which we must exercise out to 2022 from week. There are really very few warrant holders left.

With Barbarians at the Gate Bowleven's useless board blathers about jam tomorrow (again)

Published 814 days ago

Facing a shareholder revolt which will - as explained HERE - see a grossly overpaid and under-achieving board kicked into the long grass and new directors put in charge to realise shareholder value, the old directors of Bowleven (BLVN)have issued a statement which is covered in jam tomorrow. Plus ca change.

Falanx - share option awards, the structure is bloody good news: another winning share tip

Published 815 days ago

Normally we do not like share options for management. They are one way bets and are not structured to incentivise but merely to reward the board by diluting those who actually have to put cash up front, mug punters, ordinary investors such as you and us.

Reach4Entertainment - very good trading statement indeed!

Published 816 days ago

Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has updated that it “expects to produce a trading performance slightly ahead of market expectations for the 12 months to 31 December 2016 at the EBITDA and profit before tax levels”, confirmed the appointments of two non-executive directors and added Finance Director, Linzi Allen, to the board.

Vela - Busy bees: buy

Published 819 days ago

There are three bits of news from investment company Vela (VELA) and on balance all are good.

Mitie Warns Again - A compelling Sell.

Published 819 days ago

I predicted in November that Mitie (MTO) would soon be issuing its third profit warning and that new boss Phil Bentley had every incentive to clear the decks and start afresh, demystifying the opaque balance sheet bequeathed to him by his prickly and defenestrated predecessor Ruby McGregor-Smith.

Buy Bowleven ahead of palace coup

Published 819 days ago

Oil and gas company Bowleven (BLVN) is the latest in the sights of shareholder activist ‘flip flop’ Ben Turney – who, is organising small shareholders. But Flip Flop is the Monkey, the Organ grinder - we believe - is an activist hedge fund and this will unlock value. With the shares at a current 24.5p offer price, there is cash, asset (and currently wider industry sentiment) support, whilst we reckon success for the hedge fund in ousting a hated management would see the shares rise smartly in short order.

Notes from Underground: May and Trump be with us

Published 819 days ago

Well, this is awkward.. Prime Minister Theresa May will be visiting newly minted US President Donald Trump next week and hopes to initiate some sort of trade deal, a mere 48 hours after Trump told the world of his plans: “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first. America first.” But I am sure that he'll make an exception for us. TW Note - Does Darren actually bother to check what Trump says on Trade deals? More fake news from remoaning liberal losers...

FDM great trading update but we say take profits

Published 821 days ago

Provider of IT consultants, FDM Group (FDM) has updated that a strong trading performance and favourable exchange rate movements see it now anticipating “full-year results ahead of its expectations” – and the shares have responded more than 9% higher to a current 624p ‘bid’ price. So not a bad tip from us...

PureCircle - sell the rally

Published 824 days ago

Purecircle (PURE), the purveyor of stevia products (plant based sugar substitutes) warned on January 5th that first half results for the six months to 31 Dec 2016 were likely to crash into a loss from last years $5 million profit.

Andrew Monk's third share tip of the year - the best lottery ticket you will ever buy

Published 825 days ago

Top stockbroker Andrew Monk of VSA has today served up his third share tip of the year (following from his win with Sula HERE) and it is a real "hell or glory play". it is right now TSX.V listed but there is an AIM listed way to play it. Over to the Monkey...

Shoe Zone - buy on results

Published 827 days ago

UK value footwear retailer, Shoe Zone (SHOE) has announced results for its year ended 1st October 2016, that it has made a “solid start” to its current year and that “the board remains positive for the outlook of the group”.

Red Rock Shoats Creek Disappoints but market gets it all wrong - buy

Published 827 days ago

Red Rock Resources (RRR) has seen its shares slide back to 0.5-0.55p ( we tipped this at a 0.5p offer in November and the shares were 0.7p+) after admittedly disappointing news from Shoats Creek, its US oil asset. But the market has over-reacted big time.

We've brought our next hot share tip forward as it is so hot - catch it for just £5 TODAY

Published 827 days ago

We were not planning to serve up our next share tip until the end of the month. But shares can move fast on AIM and we have identified a stock where something really is bubbling. And so our next hot share tip is out TODAY (Friday 13th) at 2 PM. we are working hard on it now.

Concepta gets EU ISO13485 accreditation for MyLotus shares at 18p set to hit 28p+ by easter

Published 827 days ago

Concepta (CPT) has announced that it has secured ISO13485 accreditation which is a key step in attaining its CE marking for its 'myLotus' product for unexplained infertility.

Optibiotix - 2 announcements, this is tidying up ahead of big news: buy

Published 832 days ago

There are some announcements that an AIM listed company has to make as they are material but in terms of excitement we are talking paint dry. So you just clear the decks and announce them and when all the news is out you - hopefully - have something to announce which will get folks interested. And so it is with Optibiotix (OPTI).

Buy Collagen

Published 833 days ago

Having exceeded 9p in July and been comfortably above 6p ahead of 19th December-announced results (for the six months ended 30th September 2016), shares in medical collagen-focused Collagen Solutions (COS) fell to recently sub 5p (a sub £9 million market cap). However, behind the numbers, new leadership look to have an exciting growth strategy - something we expect to become clearer in 2017. The shares are a buy at a 6.25p offer.

Writing to NOMADs. A New Year Resolution. First Off is Harvest Minerals.

Published 833 days ago

I have often grumbled about the inadequacies of the AIM NOMAD system which has always seemed to me to be an inherent conflict of interest. That is to say that NOMADs are expected to ensure that their client companies adhere to the AIM rules and given that they are paid by these companies, the temptation to ignore transgressions is irresistible, particularly given the reputation for inaction by the regulatory authorities.

Notes from Underground: People are making money on AIM, thanks to this one old weird trick

Published 833 days ago

One of the comments made by bulletin board/Twitter morons that I always find mystifying is: "Oh, you guys are just trying to get page views."

And now for Sula - why am I tipping it as a potential ten bagger: Andrew Monk

Published 836 days ago

Andrew Monk of VSA Resources was today explaining in his private daily email why Sula Iron & Gold (SULA) was his second nap share tip of the year. Now bear in mind VSA acts for Sula but Monk is a principled sort of fellow and if he says he believes in something he really does.  As such it is over to the Monkey who writes:

Stanley Gibbons - dire interims but...

Published 836 days ago

This is one of our worst share tips and also one of my (TW) worst investments of recent years. Collectibles group Stanley Gibbons (SGI) has announced further dire results - this time for the six months ended 30th September 2016 - though “is optimistic that the trading of the group is now beginning to reflect the giant strides made through the restructuring plan in a year of substantial transition” (including a completely new board of directors).

Buy RedT Energy says Andrew Monk - one of his 3 share tips of the year

Published 836 days ago

Andrew Monk of VSA Resources was today explaining in his private daily email why RedT Energy (RED) was his nap share tip of the year. Now bear in mind VSA acts for Red T but Monk is a principled sort of fellow and if he says he believes in something he really does.  As such it is over to the Monkey who writes:

Buy Character Group

Published 838 days ago

Following positive results at the start of December, shares in Character Group (CCT) went on to exceed 530p. However, following news of director share sales they slid to a 495p offer price at which point in December we tipped them to our readers on the Nifty Fifty website we run with Lucian Miers. The shares are now 510p and still a buy.

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year Number 22 - sell Plus 500 says Lucian Miers

Published 839 days ago

Lucian is still on his grand tour of Eastern Europe but before he left he told me his two sell tips of the year for 2017. The first, natch, was Cloudtag (CTAG) HERE. The second, at 384.5p, is Plus 500 (PLUS).

ShareProphets share tips of the year Number 21 - Buy Minoan says Tom Winnifrith

Published 840 days ago

Minoan (MIN) has been something of an AIM uber-dog for many years. It is a stock that I have tipped with success once and with lack of success more than once. Its failure to deliver on gaining planning consent on its Cave Sidero site in Crete over more than a decade is perhaps why its shares languish at 6.25-6.5p. But 2017 will be THE year.

REACT - ghastly statement but market over-reacts: BUY

Published 840 days ago

REACT (REAT) served up a ghastly trading statement just before Christmas, but in marking the shares down to 0.7p ( market cap £2 million) traders over-reacted.

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year Number 17 - Sell Eden Research says Tom Winnifrith

Published 842 days ago

In the long run buying shares in companies that break accounting rules, commit fraud and which are running out of, other people's, money is a recipe for poverty and thus AIM listed fraud Eden Research is my second share tip of the year, like my first (Cloudtag HERE) it is as a sell. The shares are now xxp but this is a sell at any price down to 0p. Frauds are always worthless in the end.

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year Number 18 - buy Wishbone Gold says Tom Winnifrith

Published 842 days ago

You want your share tip of the year to have the potential to double or treble. You will not get that with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Equally it is incredibly unlikely that you might lose 75% of your cash on Glaxo. Elephants do not gallop eith forwards or backwards. My third tip of the year is a stock that could lose 75% and become a cash shell. But it is also one that could easily treble and I think he odds are on the treble not the collapse. I refer to Wishbone Gold (WSBN)

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year 2017: No 15 Buy Centamin says Malcolm Stacey

Published 843 days ago

Hello Share Hopers. Gold prices are not as high as they might be, given the shakiness of the major currencies over this year. These currencies may be come even more unstable in 2017 - the dollar, euro and pound.

ShareProphets share tip of the year Number 14: Cynical Bear says sell Nektan

Published 843 days ago

I wasn’t writing for Shareprophets a year ago but I called Nektan (NKTN) as my bear pick of the year on 14 January and it has played out as I envisaged with the share price dropping from its 31 December 2015 price of 130p to 32p today – a drop of 75%; but I think there’s still some way to go as I sense matters are coming to a head.

Vela Interims - These admin expenses we like

Published 844 days ago

Tired of AIM boards who take the piss, bigging it up at the expense of shareholders? Yes we are too. So before going any further we note with some pleasure that half year admin expenses at Vela PLC (VELA) were just £62,000. That is good. Well done.

ShareProphets share tips of the year number 13, sell Cloudtag says Lucian Miers

Published 844 days ago

Lucian is off on a tour of Eastern Euroland but when asked what his top sell tip for 2017 was he was in little doubt - at almost any price the answer is Cloudtag (CTAG) with a target price of nil. Actually Lucian does not see the shares hitting zero. However...

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year Number 12 Steve Moore says sell Tungsten

Published 844 days ago

Recent half-year results from Tungsten Corporation (TUNG) sought to emphasise “statutory loss after tax £4.5 million, a £15.5 million improvement over H1-FY16”. However, not included in this comparison is that the prior period loss included £6.8 million of non-cash impairment and £2.3 million of finance cost foreign exchange losses against, respectively, none and a £5.2 million gain this time around. Capitalised, at a current 53.75p bid price, at approaching £68 million and it looking like there is further prodigious cash burn ahoy, the shares are a sell…

Shareprophets Share tips of the year Number 11 - Cynical Bear says sell Challenger Acquisitions

Published 844 days ago

Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) has a been a common target for me this year and it doesn’t surprise me that its share price has collapsed from 37.5p when I first wrote on the subject back in January to 11.875p today – a drop of 68%. However, I think there’s plenty more to go and would actually be surprised if it still existed by this time next year.

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year 2017 number 10: Steve Moore says Buy Interquest

Published 845 days ago

Following another profit warning recently, InterQuest (ITQ) has been a disastrous tip for 2016 from myself (though, thankfully, outweighed by my other one, Avesco Group, delivering a more than 180% return). But the current 36p offer price for the shares looks to me much too harsh an appraisal…

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year 2017 Number 9 Gary Newman says Sell Sound Energy

Published 845 days ago

Sound Energy (SOU) has performed better than I expected in 2016 and the share price has held up at higher levels than I anticipated, yet I still think the current market valuation is totally crazy at this stage!

Optibiotix - warrant news a flat end to the year. We really do expect fireworks in Q1 2017

Published 846 days ago

We cannot hide our disappointment that we go into Christmas with shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) trading at just 61-63p. They really should be far higher and we do expect an exciting re-rate in Q1 2017. We had expected it earlier but were wrong. We won't be this time!

Harvest Minerals: If it Looks too Good to Be True……..

Published 846 days ago

On the face of it, Harvest Minerals (HMI), whose shares have quadrupled since they switched horses from the ASX to the AIM Casino a year ago, seem like a cracking good investment.

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year 2017 Number 8 Steve Moore says Sell Sabien Technology

Published 846 days ago

With prodigious cash burn the focus of my other sell tip of the year, the focus on this one is the balance sheet in conjunction with current trading…

ShareProphets Share Tips of the Year Number 7 - Buy Randgold Resources says Gary Newman

Published 846 days ago

When it comes to picking a company which is going to perform well over the course of a year, I believe that you need to consider the macro-economic factors that are likely to affect the sector in which it operates.

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year 2017: No 5 Buy Swallowfield says Steve Moore

Published 847 days ago

A recent share tip on the Nifty Fifty website at a 250p offer price, shares in developer, formulator and supplier of personal care and beauty products, Swallowfield (SWL) are already ahead to a current 270p offer price. However, this is still down from 290p reached in October - and I believe there could be much more to come and so it is my first tip of the year.

Zytronic serves up good results - buy

Published 851 days ago

Recent share tip of ours Zytronic (ZYT) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2016 and that its new “year has started well with orders, revenue and current trading ahead of the same period last year”.

Our Monday share tip is up by 26% so far but it will double from here - catch it and 4 more tips for just £5 NOW!

Published 851 days ago

Our Monday share tip is up by 26% in 1 day but it will double from here - catch it and 4 more tips for just £5 NOW!

San Leon bid approach - Hold pro tem - any bid must be at c70p +

Published 852 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:

Falanx - very cheering AGM Statement Indeed

Published 853 days ago

The AGM of Falanx (FLX) on Thursday was a cheerful affair. We tipped these shares at a 4.25p offer in May. They are now 6.75p-7.5p. ot only were all the usual tedious resolutions passed but there was an upbeat trading statement.

Five hot share tips for just £5 - starts Monday 7.45 AM (TODAY!): Don't miss out!

Published 853 days ago

On Friday we published an update on a tip from a few months ago. We tipped the shares at a 4.25p offer, they are now 6.75p to sell so that is not a bad return for 5 months work. BUT IT IS NOT ENOUGH! The shares are still cheap and we won't be advising selling till they are 8p or more which they will be very soon.

UPDATED: Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: was it Cloudtag fined £75,000 by AIM Regulation - a dark day of shame for the Casino

Published 853 days ago

Update. I have it on good authority that it was NOT Cloudtag fined. Hpefully uit will be. The share tip I mention at 7.45 can be accessed for £5 HERE. The notice of the £75,000 fine by AIM Regulation on an un-named company, levied last Thursday is HERE. That company not Cloudtag (CTAG) - it should be. Whoever it is should fess up. This is a dark day for AIM as it has fined the wrong party (the shareholders not the board) and in not naming the company it also screws the shareholders again. Regulators have form with private censures that let everyone down. I compare this to the 3DM scandal.

Begbies Results - still a buy

Published 854 days ago

Business recovery and property services group Begbies Traynor (BEG) has announced results for its half-year ended 31st October 2016 and that “for the year as a whole, we anticipate growth in earnings, in line with expectations”.

Petropavlovsk and that global warming update - buy

Published 855 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has announced results of its adverse weather-induced (are you reading Al Gore?) impact assessment at Andreevskaya East  – with both negative and positive outcomes.

Optibiotix - big news and validation from India: Buy

Published 856 days ago

On 29 November Optibiotix (OPTI) stated: "OptiBiotix reports that it has reached late stage commercial discussions with six commercial partners across its technology and product platforms.". The knockers said "jam tomorrow won't happen". This week the first of the six deals was announced and it is massive. More will follow as Adam Reynolds made clear yesterday exclusively HERE. The news is:

Amryt Pharma finally roars into life: last chance buy

Published 857 days ago

We tipped Amryt Pharma (AMYT) pre-consolidation at an effective 18.4p earlier this year and until last week it all went quiet. Now it has roared into life and the shares are 18.5p-20.5p. So what happened? And what next?

Fox Marble warns again but we really do think this is the nadir

Published 857 days ago

Another day, another disappointing update from Balkans region quarrier Fox Marble (FOX) – with “the conversion of orders into delivered sales has taken longer than anticipated… leaving our estimated sales number for full year 2016 lower than expected”. We’ve now spoken to CEO Chris Gilbert.

Red Rock small disposal, small beer: still a buy

Published 858 days ago

Red Rock Resources (RRR) has announced that it has sold 1,350,000 shares in AIM listed Goldstone Resources (GRL) for net proceeds of £15,625. Following these disposals, Red Rock's holding in Goldstone consists of 8,113,986 shares or 7.93% of Goldstone's issued share capital.

Thoughts on the rout of the spreadbetting firms -a pair trade: buy IG sell Plus

Published 859 days ago

The Market reaction to last Tuesday’s news that the FCA was proposing stricter rules for CFD products was predictably savage. What surprised me was that IG Group (IGG) led the way with a 40% fall whereas Plus 500 (PLUS) fell “only” 27%. Since then IG has continued to weaken ( 470p at the time of writing) whereas Plus has rallied a little (373p ditto).

Interquest another warning and another company chat

Published 866 days ago

A latest “Trading update” announcement from recruitment group InterQuest (ITQ) saw the shares fall to to circa 30p although with Jim Mellon upping his stake they are now 35p. We have had a long chat with the company’s Chairman Gary Ashworth.

Sanderson: results and company chat - buy

Published 868 days ago

Recent share tip, Sanderson Group (SND) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2016 and, chatting to management, they remain conscious of macroeconomic risk but doesn’t currently detect any loss of confidence in the company’s areas of focus and are confident of making further progress.

Red Rock Resources Results: The Dog is no longer

Published 868 days ago

We tipped Red Rock (RRR) just a week or so ago at a 0.50p offer. it is now 0.7p bid so the gain is 40% so far. Results for the year to June 30th were out on Friday and start with a comment from marmite Andrew Bell:

Purecircle. Moving in the Right Direction - DOWN!

Published 869 days ago

I have never been a fan of Purecircle (PURE), particularly in 2012/13 when its shares rose six-fold from £1 to £6 on hugely overblown dreams of the potential of its plant based sweetener product to replace sugar and cure America of its obesity problem.

Obtala - shares more than 100% up on our share tip but Forestry news makes them look cheap!

Published 869 days ago

We tipped Obtala (OBT) at an 8p offer and the shares are now 19p bid which values the company at c$60 million - we use dollars for the sake of convenience. But news after hours yesterday makes the shares still cheap! we spoke to chairman Miles Pelham on Thursday night and this is exciting.

4 cracking shares to buy for just £5 - bargain!

Published 869 days ago

Five pounds for four cracking share tips - stocks to buy and make you money by the New Year. What could be better than that?

Petropavlovsk - very good news on debt: buy

Published 870 days ago

An easing of debt risk for Petropavlovsk (POG) has moved a significant step closer – with it announced that the company has received approvals for the refinancing of its entire bank debt of $529.8 million from its lending banks, Sberbank and VTB.

Optibiotix a magnificent Trading Update: Buy

Published 871 days ago

We Optibiotix (OPTI) shareholders have been feeling a bit under the cosh of late as the shares weakened on a lack of news. It was just ennui among those of an impatient disposition but still it was annoying. This week's trading statement should reassure the doubters.

Petropavlovsk: Al Gore made it all up about global warming - buy

Published 872 days ago

As a climate change "denier" I have written elsewhere about how global temperatures are plunging not, as the BBC might lead you to believe, heading higher. You can see a recent article on that matter HERE. And thus Petropavlovsk (POG) serves up news from Russia which does not surprise me, but which might shock your average Guardian reader.

Norcros Interims - buy

Published 875 days ago

Supplier of showers, taps, bathroom accessories, tiles and adhesives with operations primarily in the UK and South Africa, Norcros (NXR) has announced results for its half year ended 30th September 2016 and that “with our strong brands, leading market positions and continued self-help initiatives focused on market share gain the group is well positioned to make further progress”.

Mitie Group is poised to go much lower

Published 876 days ago

There are few shrewder analysts of the Business Services sector than Matthew Earl, the man who called the demise of Connaught way before the herd, and more recently questioned the value of Mitie (MTO), suggesting a profits warning was on the way.

K3 - very strong trading update, we are more than 100% ahead but still a buy

Published 876 days ago

K3 Business Technology (KBT) has updated that “trading in the first four months of the new financial year is ahead of last year” – this in advance of a key selling period of the forthcoming weeks to the end of December.

A hot share tip TODAY at 2.30PM for just a fiver... surely you have 500p to spare?

Published 877 days ago

Our share tip of the month is out TODAY at 2.30PM. Our last tip of the month was 30% ahead within weeks. We reckon this one is at least as good!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Red Flags come home to roost for the Sheriff's fave AIM Turkeys

Published 877 days ago

How is that for a Thanksgiving mixed metaphor of a title? In this podcast I look at denial, red flags and bending the rules on the Casino. Among the companies covered today are:  Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Cloudtag (CTAG), African Potash (AFPO), Fastjet (FJET) and the insider dealing, Mkango Resources (MKA), London Capital (LCG), Audioboom (BOOM), Milestone Group (MSG) and I flag up that Steve & I have a hot share tip you can access for just £5 coming up very soon HERE

Premaitha - good news from out East: Buy

Published 878 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.

Avocet Mining: A Rollercoaster Ride to Zero

Published 879 days ago

Gold miner Avocet Mining (AVM) has always been a bit of a rollercoaster of an investment since its 1 for 10 share consolidation in June, the shares have doubled, halved and then doubled again as punters have reacted skittishly to news from darkest Africa.

Sula - take up open offer

Published 880 days ago

Sula Iron & Gold (SULA) had an active last week. Cracking news on the ground (the pump) followed guessed it: the dump. A placing. But. hang on...

Avanti hurtles towards the trap door

Published 887 days ago

Having seen Cloudtag (CTAG) demonstrate one of the golden rules of share trading here is another: run for the hills when a company starts messing with its creditors. Step forward Avanti Communications (AVN). 

Cloudtag - Do what Bruce says and run to the hills

Published 888 days ago

Any lingering doubts that may have been harboured by bears of Cloudtag (CTAG) were dispelled last week by its tacit admission that it had misled the market earlier in the year when it boated of a firm $5.2 million sale to be completed this year, which has now turned out to be a phantom as predicted.

Sula - renews exploration license: our tip 30% up in 2 weeks but more to come

Published 888 days ago

Sula Iron & Gold  (SULA), has announced the renewal of the mineral Exploration Licence held by Sula's 100% owned Sierra Leone subsidiary, Blue Horizon Limited, covering all of the Company's historic, existing and planned exploration activities and sites, which are all in Sierra Leone. 

Concepta signs lease on new factory in Doncaster - hang on, hang on tight

Published 892 days ago

Fresh from opening manufacturing facilities in China in late September, Concepta (CPTA) has announced that it has taken on a 10 year lease on a site in Doncaster in the grim North of England to manufacture in the UK. It will be cheap up there.

Why I stay short of Avocet

Published 899 days ago

I see that Avocet Mining (AVM) which I warned in May and August this year imploded the other day as it admitted that insolvency could be looming. If, like Xcite (XEL), about which I wrote the other day, it does enter administration, the shares are still a compelling sell. This, I believe is by far the most likely outcome and I stay short. The company's words in the recent statement are explicit:

Falanx interims - looking good for material re-rate by Christmas

Published 899 days ago

Intelligence, security and cyber defence group Falanx (FLX) has announced results for its half year to 30th September 2016 and a “continued drive to positive cash flow from operations next year”.

Free Iona tests on NHS - good news for Premaitha: Buy

Published 900 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.

Petropavlovsk: Debt refinancing (good) news - Buy

Published 901 days ago

Updating last month on Petropavlovsk (POG), we noted debt risk but reassurance that “key terms have been agreed in principle for the rebalancing of the group’s debt maturities with its production profile”. The company has now further updated – including that it“expects to be in a position to confirm details of the refinancing shortly”.

Punters Get Punished in Tern - I stay short

Published 902 days ago

As a rule, as I have pointed out before, the stocks most talked about on bulletin boards make appalling investments. Gulf Keystone (GKP) is a good example of this and Tern (TERN) the pretender to the Gulf throne is also a case in point.

Premaitha - upbeat AGM Statement: buy

Published 903 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.

Optibiotix - a series of updates but not the fireworks folks wanted, BUT!

Published 904 days ago

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has served up an update which is good but not the sort of fireworks investors were hoping for. As a result the shares closed at 61.5p-63p on the day which is, to say the least, disappointing. They are now 63p-66p which is better but still both disappointing and far too low.

A hot share tip TODAY at 2.30PM for just a fiver... every dog has its day

Published 905 days ago

Our share tip of the month is out on Friday at 2.30PM and some people who are close to the action reckon it could be a ten bagger. We do not make such claims and historically it has been a right old dog but we really do expect the shares to race ahead. You can catch that tip for just £5 HERE.

Obtala - stance upgrade though we are almost 100% ahead on this share tip

Published 905 days ago

We first tipped this one at an 8.25p offer. But shares in Obtala (OBT) now trade at 15.5p-15.75p on the back of yet more evidence that new boss Miles Pelham really is delivering.

Falanx Upgrade - canny share buyer takes stock up to 6.875p: more to come

Published 905 days ago

Shares in Falanx (FLX) have "melted up" to 6.75p-7p. The spread used to be enormous but has narrowed pleasantly and the trend is clear. You may have spotted that one investor, Steven Myers, has been buying aggressively and now holds 12,701,000 shares, 10.17% of the equity. Who is he?

Reach4Entertainment - placing at 1.5p: I am livid

Published 906 days ago

Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has announced a share placing raising £2 million pre expenses at 1.5p. I am utterly livid for reasons that I shall explain.

Charlatan stock Cloudtag remains a compelling short

Published 909 days ago

It wasa mixed week for the leading charlatan stocks on AIM. Shares in Cloudtag (CTAG) have come off the boil on an absence of news but there is worse to come for the bulls. These shares are set to collapse.

1Spatial Interims - disappointing but now more than discounted

Published 909 days ago

Geospatial and cloud services company 1Spatial (SPA) has announced self-admitted "disappointing"results for its half-year to 31stJuly 2016, though that “management believes the group is still on track to meet full year expectations which is an overall increase on the prior year revenues and adjusted EBITDA”.

K3 - New CFO, we won't hold his MBA against him ( now 133% ahead on share tip)

Published 910 days ago

Orderly business succession is what we like as investors. Folks get old, folks move on and want fresh challenges but well run companies plan for this and do not make a drama out of what does not need to be a crisis.

TODAY 2 PM... Don't miss out says Tom Winnifrith - or perhaps you like losing money on shares?

Published 912 days ago

Steve Moore and I have not tipped a stock on our Nifty Fifty Website for a good while. We are nervous of the stockmarket as whole and as a result we have been advising readers to liquidate existing share tips, mostly banking big gains as they do. But we now have a stock we want to tip irrespective of the wider market as its shares are just cheap. That share tip goes out Friday 21st October at 2PM - tomorrow

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - can you monetise a twitter Troll & Belfort, Bushveld & the AIM Cesspit

Published 912 days ago

A late bearcast. Sorry. I was working on the new share tip. Away from that I look at just two stocks: twitter and how you monetise a troll? So what does that make the shares worth? Then onto Bushveld Minerals (BMN) and its placing today done by Belfort Securities. What does that tell you about AIM. There is a lot of PR horseshit flying about that placing as I point out. Warning: this bearcast contains bad language right from the start.

Reach4Entertainment: Buy after share price slide

Published 913 days ago

For reasons that seem entirely related to illiquidity on AIM and nothing to do with fundamentals, shares in Reach4Entertainment (R4E) have ratted back to 1.25-1.4p. It is crackers.

Vela - Investments Update - hang on/average down

Published 913 days ago

Since its loan note fundraising at 0.15p Vela (VELA) has been busy. Firstly it has invested £200,000 in THEVIBE. It trades as Vibe tickets and allows fans to buy and sell tickets for events at face value. It cuts out scalps and so is a good business and has been endorsed by Which. Whether it makes any money for investors is yet to be proved.

Interquest - share price slippage: Buy

Published 914 days ago

Shares in Interquest (ITQ) slipped to 32p last week although they are now 33p-34p. I swapped emails with a rather glum chairman Gary Ashworth. Of course Gary is glum, as the largest shareholder his net wealth has been materially dented.

Falanx - so much news and its all good

Published 915 days ago

So much news so where to start? At the top perhaps? Falanx (FLX) has appointed a new CEO Stuart Bladen. He will work alongside John Blamire who stays as an executive director which is good news.

San Leon - Polish Court Decision: BUY

Published 917 days ago

After hours announcements are poor form and in that regard we are not wowed by San Leon (SLE) sneaking this out at close to 6 PM earlier this week. On the other hand an adverse Polish court ruling was a) well flagged and b) just not material. San Leon states:

Xcite Energy PLC:  Still more than twice Overvalued at 1.5p

Published 917 days ago

I have had rather a soft spot for the management of Xcite Energy (XEL) ever since it responded to a rise in its share price by effectively warning over exuberant retail punters that its shares were close to worthless.

Kefi unfazed by events in Ethiopia - BUY

Published 919 days ago

The value in Kefi (KEFI) lies largely in its Tulu Kapi gold prospect in Ethiopia. Sadly there seems to be a spot of bother on the ground with the President of that Country declaring a six month state of emergency as it appears that some of the natives are revolting.

Falanx shares starting to motor - hang on, price target increased

Published 920 days ago

Back in May, we tipped Falanx (FLX) at a 4.25p offer and a 6.625p limit buying price with a target to sell at 6.5p by August. There have been a few delays caused by a stock overhang and the placing needed to clear a death spiral. But the shares are now starting to motor ahead. They now stand at 6p-6.25p. Do not sell. In fact...

Concepta: how would you like a free £70,000? No thanks said AIM Investors - morons

Published 921 days ago

Concepta (CPT) has announced that it has issued 464,674 shares following the exercise of warrants - something we warned you about last week. That brings in £34,851 which is frankly neither here not there. Around 10% of that cash came from the exercise of warrants by FIML and my pension fund. Neither are selling at anything like this price although the shares are well up on a 14p offer share tip.

Waterman says it is optimistic, up to a point we suppose ( One we got wrong)

Published 921 days ago

Bulletin Board Morons never get it wrong. That is why despite being multi-millionaires they spend their days imparting wisdom to others on the LSE Asylum. We however are mortal. Here is a share tip Steve and I got wrong. It happens. 

Union Jack - picks up new acreage: good but no fat cigar: BUY

Published 924 days ago

The UK's 14th onshore licensing round came to a close today with the final awards of new acreage and Union Jack (UJO) gets a win from the process. Egdon Resources has formally been awarded license PEDL 339 in the East Midlands and if Union Jack pays 20% of the cost of the first well - which it will - it gets a 10% interest.

Premaitha - FY Results: numbers academic its the statement that counts: Buy

Published 924 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:

Optibiotix - another step forward to the Skinbiotix demerger: buy/average down

Published 925 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced the appointment of Martin Hunt as Chairman and Director of its majority owned subsidiary SkinBiotix Limited. Why does this matter? Because this unit will be spun off with a separate AIM listing well before Christmas. This is one of the last box ticking to do before formal confirmation of the process.

Kefi interims - the numbers are academic, the progress is clear: Buy

Published 925 days ago

KEFI Minerals (KEFI), the gold exploration and development company has published its unaudited interim results for the half-year ended 30 June 2016. The numbers are pretty irrelevant but for what it is worth...

Cloudtag. Don’t Blame the Insiders When it Blows Up

Published 925 days ago

When Cloudtag (CTAG) blows up, which it clearly will, it will be easy to blame the insiders: the original founder Andrew Regan, the current CEO Amit Ben Haim and his associates, Golden Bridge Services Ltd and Preciousbluedot, owners both of large amounts of well -in-the-money warrants. That is what invariably happens. But it would be wrong.

New Fox Marble JV - still a buy

Published 926 days ago

Kosovo and the Balkans region-focused marble company, Fox Marble (FOX) has announced participation in a “landmark venture formed with the Kosovo Government” aiming at “a world class new stone industry for Kosovo” and “a much wider marketing, sales and distribution platform” for Fox…

Buy Union Jack Oil - c40% short term upside

Published 927 days ago

The world still hates small oil stocks. We are not sure when that will change but given how many of the mid caps are collapsing either entirely (Afren) or surviving only via schemes that see shareholders almost wiped out ( XCite, Gulfsands, Gulf Keystone, IGAS, LGO, etc, etc) we feel we could be at a Burmah Castrol moment. Do a google search if you are too young to understand the reference!

Falanx Placing - Death Spiral loan notes cleared: here we go

Published 928 days ago

Falanx Group (FLX) has raised £750,000 at 4p in a placing organised by new broker Turner Pope. It was Turner Pope that approached Falanx and we know most of those who put up the cash and they are firm-ish holders not flippers. Turner Pope will get its commission and also 468,750 shares with a six month lock-in.

Avesco non core disposal good news but we say bank a 180% gain

Published 929 days ago

Avesco (AVS) has announced that it had sold its broadcast hire subsidiary, Presteigne Limited to the unit's CEO, Mike Ransome and a private equity backer. This is good news.

Concepta - manufacturing deal signed in China: launch now very close: URGENT warrant deadline

Published 930 days ago

We tipped these shares at a 12p offer - they are now 19.5p-21p but hang on tight. We aim to be selling at 25p+ very soon. But before then an urgent reminder for long term holders: warrants! Deadline 6 October.

Obtala: Interims, Q3 statement and Director buys - look at discount to NAV

Published 930 days ago

A busy day for followers of Obtala (OBT) on Friday started with interim numbers which really did not look very good. In fact bad is the word that springs to mind. In the 6 months to June 30th sales were £264,000 versus £2.16 million a year earlier and there was a loss of £2.63 million versus a profit of c£3 million. But here's the thing.

Avingtrans - £9 million New Order and results: buy

Published 930 days ago

Our June tip of the month Avingtrans (AVG) has announced a new £9 million order over 10 years from China. years the agreement will see Metalcraft, part of Avingtrans PLC's energy and medical division, produce high integrity cryostat components for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance systems (NMR). This is good news.

Petropavlovsk Interims - buy

Published 932 days ago

Half-year results from Petropavlovsk (POG) emphasise a return to profitability, though also reiterate that for the full year “expectations to be at the lower end of our original guidance of c.460,000-500,000oz” and net debt of $598 million.

Tungsten still a stonking short

Published 932 days ago

Tungsten Corporation (TUNG) shares have had a good run since July, rising over 50% to hit 70p this week. At today’s 67p the market cap is £86 million. That is way too high for a company forecast to lose £12-14 million on sales of £30 million in the year to April 2017.

A hot share tip Friday at 2PM for just a fiver... and its not Deutsche Bank

Published 933 days ago

Well as it happens Germany's largest bank is a stock where we have a clear view: SELL! It is in dire straights but its shares still look hugely overvalued. So that is a free tip from us: short Deutsche.  But that uncertainty has created other opportunities in the market and we have one such opportunity for you coming up on Friday 30th September (tomorrow) at 2 PM sharp.

Symphony Environmental Interims - Buy

Published 933 days ago

Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM) has announced results for the first half of 2016 and that “we look forward to the future with increased confidence”.

Universe interims, minor glitch but still a buy

Published 934 days ago

Universe Group (UNG) has announced results for the first half of 2016 showing increased earnings, but noting full-year performance “will be slightly below management expectations”.

Premaitha - new loan facility - this is the start of more good news: Buy

Published 936 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.

Concepta - manufacturing deal signed in China: launch now very close

Published 936 days ago

Concepta (CPT) has announced that it has signed a deal with a Chinese company, Huanzhong Biotech Limited ( HZ) to to assemble and package Concepta's 'My Lotus' fertility product. My Lotus already has regulatory clearance and so this paves the way for a launch very soon indeed.

Obtala - sells Retail operation for just $100 - that is a great deal

Published 937 days ago

It is hard for a management team to admit to errors. It is so much easier for a new management team to admit that an old one goofed and thus Miles Pelham the new boss at Obtala (OBT) has done just that.

K3 Business Technology - Orderly Management succession, That's the way to do it

Published 937 days ago

K3 Business Technology (KBT) has announced that Adalsteinn Valdimarsson, who joined as a NED on 11 July, is to become CEO. Chief Executive Officer, David Bolton will step up to assume the role of Executive Chairman and Lars-Olaf Norell will return to the position of Non-executive Director, as previously announced. This is orderly. It shows K3 is well run. Perhaps that is why we are 133% ahead on this share tip.

Gulf Keystone: the Final Chapter.

Published 939 days ago

On Thursday, as expected, the bond holders in Gulf Keystone (GKP) agreed to the restructuring which will give them 85.5% of the company. All that remains is for the scheme to be sanctioned in court next Friday, a formality. Within five working days of that date just shy of 20 billion shares will be dispatched to noteholders.

Begbies Traynor trading update - good but not great, but the shares are a buy

Published 939 days ago

Begbies Traynor (BEG) has updated on “satisfactory” trading in the first quarter of its current financial year and emphasised that “we continue to be confident of the prospects for the group”. And that makes the shares look cheap.

Minoan - when will we get a decision on Cave Sidero?

Published 939 days ago

On Friday 16th September Minoan (MIN) confirmed that the final court hearing had taken place. So when will we get a decision?

Fox Marble Interims - getting there: Buy

Published 940 days ago

Fox Marble (FOX) has announced results for the first half of 2016 – including admitted “disappointing” revenue of €0.262 million, but that the “board is positive about the outlook for the company for the remainder of this year and into 2017”.

Berkeley LOI - look at the proposed pricing!

Published 941 days ago

Berkeley Energia (BKY) has announced it has signed a Letter of Intent relating to the sale of the first million pounds of production from its Salamanca uranium project – with an average contemplated price of above $41 per pound comparing with the current spot price of around $25 per pound. Way to go!. No wonder we are c150% up on this share tip!

Safestyle Interims - on track with this share tip

Published 942 days ago

Safestyle UK (SFE) has announced results for the first half of 2016 and that it“remains confident of making further progress and delivering a full year outturn in line with management expectations”.

Jubilee Platinum Dilokong Update - buy

Published 944 days ago

Jubilee Platinum (JLP) has provided an update on production from its Dilokong tailings project and construction of its Hernic project. 

Avanti Communications Shafts its Bondholders

Published 944 days ago

A few years ago when listed high street retailers were going down like ninepins they would invariably have the decency to inform shareholders that their equity was worthless shortly before implosion. “Little or no value” was the usual phrase.

Vela - Fundraise - interesting investor Scott Fletcher, Company Chat

Published 944 days ago

This is a tad frustrating. Good news on the 2nd about an investment it has made. Then on September 5 came results for the year to March 31 for Vela Technologies (VELA). half way through September the numbers were pretty meaningless.

Kefi - Operational Update and share price slide - what gives?

Published 944 days ago

The news has been good but the shares have slid. Conclusion? Average down at 0.46p to buy. First to the news from 5 September, an operational update. We will get another next month.

Reach4 Entertainment Interims - a curate's egg

Published 946 days ago

Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has announced results for the first half of 2016, noting “we are pleased to report a strong first six months”, though that “the second half is expected to be more challenging”.

Action Hotels Interims - Buy

Published 947 days ago

Action Hotels (AHCG) has announced results for the first half of 2016 and, noting “increasing demand for quality, internationally branded economy and mid-market hotels” in its Middle East and Australia areas of operation, “remains optimistic about the future as the group continues to deliver the pipeline”.

K3 Business Technology - more than decent prelims, leaves us c130% up on share tip but more to go!

Published 948 days ago

K3 Business Technology (KBT) has announced results for its year ended 30thJune 2016 and we’ve had a chat with management. The shares are ahead on the news to 343-352p. Not bad given we tipped this at a 149p offer

Minoan - good news and bad, on balance...

Published 949 days ago

First the bad news from Minoan (MIN) - a profits warning on the Travel & Leisure side. What is shocking here is the speed at which things have gone awry. Bear in mind that half year numbers were released on 14 July. So in that vein the company states well under two months later:

A rather underwhelming RNS from Optibiotix - it is the demerger we want to hear about

Published 950 days ago

The good news is that a 1.5 million share overhang in Optibiotix (OPTI) has now been cleared. So the shares should soar on good news. The bad news is that we have to wait a bit longer for that good news... Instead we get an RNS that was never going to set the share price on fire. Optibiotix has announced the results of a survey of customers of its GoFigure slimming shakes and bars. 30 lard buckets took part in the survey.

Interquest Interims - not as bad as they appear ( company chat)

Published 953 days ago

Specialist recruitment group InterQuest (ITQ) has announced disappointing results for the first half of 2016, but we’ve had a reassuring catch-up with early this year commenced CEO here, Chris Eldridge…

Obtala - this is non dilutive funding to grow, good news

Published 955 days ago

Rather than issue shares like confetti as most AIM Companies do and, indeed, as under its former management Obtala (OBT) used to do, this company is raising capital to expand in a non dilutive way.

Berkeley Energia - more great drilling results but does it matter?

Published 956 days ago

We already know that Berkeley Energia's (BKY) Salamanca uranium resource in Spain is commercial so does it really matter if it serves up more good drill grades?

Cloudtag the new Fitbug

Published 957 days ago

Readers might remember the astonishing rise and fall of Fitbug (FITB) back in 2014. Riding the fitness wearables craze to perfection, it went from sub a penny to 20p in a matter of weeks before crashing and burning in short order. The shares trade at 0.23p today.

Avesco Trading Update - all looks good on this cracking share tip

Published 960 days ago

A strangely timed “Trading Update” announcement is usually a cause for concern – but not a 12:46pm effort Thursday from media equipment and services group Avesco (AVS), though still why release at this time?

Red24 - bid now worth 26.3p - good news on this quick win share tip

Published 961 days ago

Having previously announced that it was “engaged in discussions” following a 24p per share possible offer,  Red24 (REDT) has now further updated as an initial Takeover Panel deadline came into play. the shares are now 24p mid which is not bad as we tipped it just about six weeks ago at a 19.75p offer.

New share tip out at 3.15 PM today - 20% upside in a month, don't miss out on our next winner

Published 964 days ago

At 3 PM this Tuesday afternoon HotStockRockets will publish its August share tip of the month. As our last but one tip of the month races ahead by 24% today (so far) what have we next?. Today's tip is not quite as exciting but we reckon that it is a very low risk play with upside of 20% in the next month. So what is the tip?

1Spatial and that CEO share sale

Published 966 days ago

It was announced on 12 July that 1Spatial (SPA) CEO Marcus Hanke had sold 5 million shares at 4.45p - netting him roughly £220,000. A director share sale never goes down well and the shares have flatlined since - they are now 4.25p-4.75p.

Avocet is bust

Published 967 days ago

The indiscriminate buying in the market recently has been something to behold and suggests we could soon be due a reality check. The mad monetary policy of central banks everywhere has for some time been forcing institutions into hunting down yield wherever they can find it and this has caused the equity markets and the junk bond markets to soar.

Optibiotix Interims: Very pleasing but not orgasmic

Published 968 days ago

Results from the half calendar year from Optibiotix (OPTI) were very pleasing indeed but not orgasmic and that is why the shares are a tad weaker at 69p-72p. They are cheap but punters need to see more. They will not have to wait too long.

Jubilee Platinum update - mostly very good news: on track: buy

Published 969 days ago

The latest trading update from Jubilee Platinum (JLP) is nearly all good news. The update covers the Dilokong Chrome mine tailings project (DCM) and the Hernic PGM-bearing chrome tailings project.

Action Hotels Trading update - buy

Published 969 days ago

With eleven completed hotels with 2,032 rooms across the Middle East and Australia, Action Hotels (AHCG) has updated on performance for the first half of the year – noting it “was positive… with both the group's Middle East and Australian hotels contributing strong average occupancies”.

The Chairman's Blog 5: Sir Benjamin Dover of Global Mining Endeavours writes (preparing for interviews)

Published 971 days ago

Following the example set by Paul Warwick the chairman of worthless penny stock Andalas (ADL) in starting a blog, Sir Benjamin Dover of AIM listed Global Mining Endeavours has decided to follow suit and like Paul promises to be Candid in his approach. Day 5

Mayair: if it looks like a China Norfolk & walks like a China Norfolk

Published 971 days ago

Such is the current febrile state of the markets that even China scams are being bid up with gusto. Take Mayair (MAYA), which purports to sell clean air filters in China and floated on AIM in May last year at 130p. Its shares, having gone down in a straight line to 40p (as insider selling outweighed the constant barrage of good news that these companies always come out with) have doubled to 84p in the last month as summer madness takes hold. The company itself was forced yesterday to say there is no reason for the rise. Indeed.

Obtala Resources - round up and company chat, all good news!

Published 972 days ago

You may remember that Tom Winnifrith had a chat with the new chairman of Obtala Resources (OBT), Miles Pelham back in late April. Tom caught up with Miles again today for a detailed phone catch up. The key take-aways are:

Fox Marble - more good news than bad, master Yoda controls my anger

Published 973 days ago

The Star Wars imagery should tell you that this is Tom writing not Steve. The series of movies will be my specialist subject if I ever go on Mastermind. Enough geekery, you want to know about marble not that I am losing my marbles.Another day and another operational update from Fox Marble (FOX) sees, on balance, more good news than bad. We will get full interims for the half calendar year by the end of September but the trading update is full. Let's start with the bad.

Berkeley Energia - we are now almost 150% ahead on this share tip - what next?

Published 974 days ago

We tipped Berkeley Energia (BKY) at a 20p offer - the shares are now 48p-49p so I hope there are no complaints out there on this tip. What next? The most recent news of note was the Quarterlies. The actually numbers are academic but the only paragraph that matters states:

Concepta Interims - barely relevant but catch the Reynolds Q&A! Buy

Published 974 days ago

Concepta (CPT) the latest Adam Reynolds healthcare RTO on AIM has announced interim result which are pretty academic. The company is a developer of a platform and suite of products targeted at the personalised mobile health market with a primary focus on women's fertility and specifically unexplained infertility.

Avanti kicks off the silly Season - still a sell

Published 979 days ago

They don’t call this the silly season for nothing. Shortly after Inmarsat (ISAT)  announced on August 1st that it was not interested in Avanti (AVN), a story appeared in the FT saying that it had in fact been willing to pay “at least” 140p per share (subject to due diligence) right up until the end of July, around five times the price at the time.

Sound Energy, another sell from the silly season

Published 979 days ago

While we are working our way through the silly season when all sorts of rubbish zooms ahead, I see that Sound Energy (SOU) is nudging an insane market cap of £300 million while I write. It could well soon take the place of the soon to be departed Gulf Keystone as the oil stock of choice for the retail loonies.

Optibiotix products on sale - small start but big potential: BUY

Published 980 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that its GoFigure® meal replacement shakes and natural snack bars products are now available for sale in UK stores of the Whole Foods Market Inc, a large ($15 billion turnover in 2015) American supermarket chain exclusively featuring healthy foods. That sounds big but in fact it means being on the shelves in just eight stores although Optibiotix says there are " opportunities for further expansion".

Buy Concepta at 12p and at up to 17.5p - target to sell 28p

Published 986 days ago

Investment Case: The AIM admission of Concepta (CPT) a couple of weeks ago was through a reverse takeover of shellmeister (Adam Reynolds)-saved Frontier Resources International (FRI). We backed Reynolds when he became involved in Frontier, but despite his track-record, then was clearly somewhat speculative as we awaited a deal to be delivered. Now it has and it looks like Reynolds has delivered another promising one…

Optibiotix - We did notice!!! Buy

Published 989 days ago

Okay, okay we did notice! In response to several reader emails we had seen that Optibiotix (OPTI) had yesterday appointed Luis Gosalbez as Director of Business Development, effective immediately. we are sure that Luis is a charming chappie and his CV looks awesome but it is not even a board appointment so its no great fuss. However....

When August is in fact July - you can take advantage TODAY

Published 993 days ago

Sometimes it is good to wait... on Friday we were meant to have published our July tip of the month. But we still had a few things to check. It is better to be late and 100% sure than to rush and get it wrong. Especially when your money is at stake.

Gulf Keystone PLC More Retail Madness - sell

Published 995 days ago

When I last wrote about Gulf Keystone (GKP) I said it would be my final word on the subject but that was before Friday’s news of a $300 million bid from the Norwegian Oil company DNO, the details of which are on its website.

Frontier Resources becomes Concepta as RTO completes - Buy

Published 998 days ago

Frontier Resources (FRI) is no more. It is now Concepta (CPT), new shares for the RTO, open offer and placing have been issued and the shares have undergone a 250-1 consolidation.

Purecircle gets Curiouser and Curiouser

Published 1002 days ago

Last year Purecircle (PURE) earned $4 million. Since then it has lost its finance director, its chief operating officer, its broker and its auditor. There has also been no shortage of insider selling. Its market capitalization? £555 million. Welcome to the whacky world of Purecircle, purveyors of stevia, a plant-based sugar substitute.

Safestyle, sod Brexit scaremongering, cracking trading update

Published 1003 days ago

Brexit vote fallout saw shares in retailer and manufacturer of PVCu replacement windows and doors, Safestyle UK (SFE) decline from more than 260p towards 200p, before recovering towards 240p. The recovery has now been further aided by a half year trading update.

Petropavlovsk: Trading statement and company chat

Published 1004 days ago

Most gold shares have soared over the past few months. Petropavlovsk (POG) shares, which we own, have not. At C7p we are ahead of our tip but not by much. It is disappointing and we apologise. But we have not lost faith. There are reasons for the lacklustre showing which came through in a first half trading statement and in a long chat with CEO Pavel Maslovskiy and chairman Peter Hambro.

Minoan Interims - buy

Published 1004 days ago

At this stage financials are not the key driver but for what it is worth Minoan (MIN) published its results for the six months to 30 April on Bastille Day claiming to be making progress in both divisions: Greek property at Cave Sidero and Travel & Leisure.

Falanx Group - Dismal Results but that is no shock - future bright: Buy

Published 1004 days ago

Falanx Group (FLX) says that its results for the year to 31 March 2016 were in line with expectation. Put another way, they were predictably dire with sales coming in at £1.81 million, down from £1.92 million) and the loss before taxation hitting £2.65 million, up from £2.20 million. However...

Stanley Gibbons: Good news and Bad

Published 1006 days ago

In a detailed update there is good news and bad from Stanley Gibbons (SGI). Let's start with the good news as it has been rare in coming from this company of late.

Berkeley Energia: we are now almost 100% up on this share tip after DFS - more to come

Published 1008 days ago

We tipped Berkeley Energia (BKY) at a 20p offer - the shares are now 39p-41p after the publication of a Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) confirming that its Salamanca project in Spain will be one of the world’s lowest cost producers capable of generating strong after tax cash flow, even during the current low point in the uranium price cycle.

OptiBiotix New patent filing, Good but SO WHAT?

Published 1009 days ago

This is more good news from Optibiotix (OPTI) but it is not the dramatic news that will see the shares soaring. The company says that it has announced that it has filed a new patent to protect the combination of OptiBiotix's Lactobacillus plantarum strain along with other ingredients identified by scientific key opinion leaders which, it states, act synergistically to reduce cardiovascular risk factors.

K3 Business Technology - Trading Update, our share tip 100%+ ahead but stance upgraded to buy

Published 1009 days ago

Drat. There is that phrase again. Results for the year to June 30th 2016 are expected to be "broadly" in line. That is stockmarket speak for "a near miss". No wonder the shares fell a tad on the announcement to 310-333p. We are well ahead of our 148p offer share tip but down on a few months ago.

Jubilee Platinum Confident update and chat with Colin Bird

Published 1011 days ago

Jubilee Platinum (JLP) has updated investors on the performance of its subsidiary, Jubilee Tailings Treatment Company Pty Ltd in the three-months' ended 30 June 2016, of its chrome recovery section of the Dilokong Chrome mine tailings project and a progress update on the Hernic PGM-bearing chrome tailings project. After this Tom Winnifrith had a good chat with the chairman Colin Bird.

Frontier Resources - RTO placing and name changed announced

Published 1014 days ago

Another bust company becomes a healthcare player thanks to an Adam Reynolds RTO. Let us hope that Frontier Resources (FRI) becomes another Optibiotix (OPTI). The reversal is of a company called Concepta Diagnostics Ltd into Frontier and the PLC will change its name to Concepta.

Premaitha - God Bless the EU: Buy

Published 1014 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.

IGAS PLC Hot on the Heels of Gulf Keystone. Sell at 12.5p

Published 1016 days ago

As Gulf Keystone (GKP) sputters toward its inevitable fate, the hunt is on to spot the next equity wipeout in this space. There are quite a few runners and riders. I mentioned Xcite (XEL) a while back and Premier Oil (PMO) is also in the frame.  My nap however is Igas Plc (IGAS) as the next for the chop.

Optibiotix: it Might be what the doctor ordered but not what the patient (investor) wanted

Published 1019 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has this week served up news which should help make we shareholders richer in the medium term. But it is NOT the news punters wanted and the shares trade at 79p-80p.

Bluebird Merchant Ventures - now trading arm is working and we can reveal it is dealing with Glencore - Buy!

Published 1021 days ago

Earlier last week there was cracking news on the Batangas gold mine which - on its own justifies a multiple of the current share price. But now we have confirmation that Bluebird's (BMV) copper concentrate trading operation has banked its first cheque. More will flow and quickly.

FDM Group shares plunge - here is why you should buy

Published 1022 days ago

Post the Brexit vote and the profits warning from Interquest (0ITQ) shares in FDM (FDM) stood at 550p. They are now 450p. I have a private email from a top City analyst which explains the fall but also why the shares are cheap and a buy. It reads:

InterQuest & Avesco – share tip of the year updates

Published 1025 days ago

Writing earlier this month, I remained optimistic on both of my share tips of the year. Post recent developments and amidst current market volatility, I now update…

Bluebird Merchant Ventures - its ready to race ahead: buy

Published 1026 days ago

We have had nothing but good news from Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) since its IPO yet the shares have fallen. But we know why and we tell you now you must buy.

Challenge to Robert Price of Highlands Natural Resources

Published 1027 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.

Prime People results - check out that yield

Published 1030 days ago

Recruiter Prime People (PRP) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2016 and that“current activity is resilient across the group”. The results show a pre-tax profit of £2.15 million on net fee income more than 20% higher than in the prior year, at £12.28 million, generating earnings per share of 13.84p, up from 9.28p. The dividend per share was maintained at 8.84p.

Norcros strong results - buy

Published 1036 days ago

Supplier of branded showers, taps, bathroom accessories, tiles and adhesives, Norcros (NXR) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2016 and that “with our leading market positions, portfolio of strong brands, continued new product investment and self-help initiatives focused on market share gain, the board remains confident that the group should continue to make further progress for the year ending 31 March 2017”.

Optibiotix back at 76p ( now 79-82p) - BUY: Company Chat

Published 1037 days ago

Shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) have drifted on a lack of newsflow back to 76p to buy. Well they had when this article came out yesterday. After its appearance they jumped to 79-92p. That is the advantage paying subscribers get. If you can buy at up to 80p next week do so. We really do see 100p+ happening very soon. Why: we have just swapped emails with the company and what CEO Stephen O'Hara says in response to the question "all a bit quiet is all on track?" seems very positive indeed. O' Hara says:

InterQuest & Avesco – share tip of the year updates

Published 1037 days ago

Since I last updated, there has not been much share price cheer from my two tips of the year for 2016, but has this been in contrast to the news flow? …

Shoe Zone - no slip up with results

Published 1038 days ago

Value footwear retailer with 518 stores across the UK and Ireland, Shoe Zone (SHOE) has announced results for its half year ended 2nd April 2016 and that “the group has traded in line with management's expectations since the period end and the board continues to look to the future with confidence”. Its another solid share tip from us but there is more to come.

Fusionex What’s Wrong with the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange?

Published 1042 days ago

Many years ago, in order to close a short position in Leeds United after it had gone bust, I bought stock for a nominal sum off Leeds City Council, and remember thinking it a little strange that it had invested tax payers hard earned cash in such a dodgy enterprise.

Vela - Update on investment in Revolve Performance, Ummmmm

Published 1043 days ago

Vela (VELA) has updated us all on the performance of Revolve which it punted £50,000 on in June 2015. Revolve is an automotive engineering business that also owns a leading performance parts brand, Mountune. Mountune's products are used by consumers and racing teams to enhance engine performance. The company has exclusive rights to supply branded and warranted performance parts through the Ford Dealership networks in the UK and US.

Avesco - very strong results still a buy

Published 1044 days ago

Avesco Group (AVS) has announced results for its half year ended 31st March 2016 and that “with net debt now at historically low levels and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to come over the summer, the outlook for the group remains very positive”.

Distil, FY results good now watch operational gearing kick in big time!

Published 1044 days ago

Distil (DIS), the owner of premium drinks brands including Blackwoods Gin and Vodka, RedLeg Spiced Rum, Blavod Black Vodka, Diva Vodka and Jago's Vanilla Cream Liqueur, has announced results for its year ended 31stMarch 2016 and that “we look forward to further growing revenues and expanding the reach of our brands over the coming year”.

Minoan - very good news from Greece: BUY

Published 1046 days ago

Most recently updating on Minoan (MIN), we noted the lodging of appeals following the issue of a Presidential Decree granting land use approval for the company’s leisure resort project in Crete. It has now updated on the appeals hearing date.

React Interims: buy

Published 1046 days ago

Specialist cleaning and decontamination group REACT (REAT) has announced results for its half year ended 31st March 2016 and that “since the period end the group has traded well”.

More Positive News from Jubilee Platinum

Published 1046 days ago

Jubilee Platinum (JLP) has updated that its “Dilokong chrome mine tailings team and chrome plant continue to outperform the original design numbers as the project starts to generate revenues and earnings from chrome concentrate sales”.

Buy Falanx at a 4.5p offer to sell at 6.5p by August

Published 1048 days ago

The shares were 4.25p offer when we tipped this but they are still cheap. Naturally our paying customers got in at lower levels that you can today. However the thesis stands. Falanx (FLX) has not covered itself in glory since its AIM admission just under three years ago. There have been a couple of profits warnings and, just over a year ago, there was a change of strategy, a shift from profitable but dull traditional security to dealing with cyber security. It sounded sexy but it meant huge losses and the shares have slumped to 4p-4.5p. But they are now a buy. Why?

Begbies Traynor - good bolt on: buy

Published 1050 days ago

Begbies Traynor (BEG) has announced an initial £2 million, and up to £4.625 million, acquisition of Pugh & Co, the largest firm of commercial property auctioneers operating outside of London, with regular auctions held in Leeds and Manchester.

Fox Marble Results - no shock we knew they would be poor: the shares remain a buy

Published 1050 days ago

Having previously warned, calendar year 2015 results from Fox Marble (FOX) are unsurprisingly “disappointing”, though the Kosovo and Macedonia quarrier emphasises that it is now“seeing the results of our efforts in establishing our product in key marketplaces throughout the world and the benefit or having our marble actually installed in developments”.

Good news indeed from IRC for Petropavlovsk - buy

Published 1051 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has welcomed latest news from its Hong Kong-listed associate company, IRC, as “a significant step forward in bringing K&S into full commercial production during Q3 2016”.

Highlands Natural Resources begs to be shorted

Published 1057 days ago

Every once in a while a share price goes ballistic for no discernable reason other than retail investors firmly grasping the wrong end of the stick. Invariably reality soon sets in, and although timing is a bit hit and miss, shorting such situations almost always pays off.

Vela, update on BTL - still a buy

Published 1057 days ago

Vela Technologies (VELA) has followed an announcement that it has completed a follow-on investment in luggage transfer business Portr Ltd, with an announcement of “Further investment in BTL Group Ltd”.

Reach4Entertainment - results: buy

Published 1058 days ago

New York and London theatre and entertainment media company, Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has announced results from a “milestone” 2015 and is now “confident that the company has a solid platform from which to progress in the coming years”.

Our January tip banked our readers 100% + in 64 days, March was 50% banked within weeks - catch our next hot tip of the month for £5 TODAY

Published 1059 days ago

Some of our tips do not work out well. We cut losses on Armadale Capital last week. That hurt. But our winners more than make up for that. A couple of months ago we banked a 170% gain on our June 2015 tip of the month. Our January 2016 tip of the month received a bid approach allowing our readers to bank a 100%+ gain in 64 days. We banked a 50% gain on our March tip even sooner....

Distil - US clearance received for RedLeg spiced rum which means...

Published 1059 days ago

I am not a great lover of rum but the US market is much bigger in both absolute and relative to population terms than the British one. It matters. Thus it is good news that Distil's (DIS) RedLeg spiced rum has been approved for sale in the USA by the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, the TTB.

Safestyle motoring ahead on our share tip after great AGM update

Published 1064 days ago

Shares in Safestyle UK (SFE) are heading further higher on the back of an AGM update including that “the group's new financial year has begun very well” and that it is “confident that the group will deliver excellent results for 2016”.

Avanti Communications PLC: Circling the Drain

Published 1064 days ago

At the UK Investor show last month, during a discussion of Avanti (AVN), I listed a random sample of the many instances where the company has made statements which later prove to be wildly optimistic, or are contradictory to earlier ones. Last week’s 3rd quarter update, 16 May, provides another gem: It states:

Waterman - a cracking trading update: BUY!

Published 1064 days ago

Engineering and environmental consultancy group Waterman (WTM) has updated that revenue during the first nine months of its year (to end June 2016) is up 10%, that it continues to anticipate “a significant increase” in adjusted operating margin and that it now expects year-end net cash will be above the current market forecast.

Bluebird Merchant Ventures - update on Batangas: shares very cheap: BUY

Published 1064 days ago

We now have evidence that some of those who invested in Bluebird (BMV) at the IPO are ignoring lock-ins. That is seeing the shares slip when they should be racing on more good news. We expect this matter to be resolved very shortly indeed and the re-rate to then start and to be dramatic. That makes the shares a buy now.

Optibiotix, new patent filed: so what?

Published 1064 days ago

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced that it has filed a new patent to protect advances made in its skin division in identifying microbial proteins which have the potential to prevent Health Care Acquired Infections (HCAI) caused by antimicrobial resistant (AMR) superbugs such as MRSA. The company says HCAIs lead to higher morbidity and mortality, and cost the NHS an estimated £1 billion per year. This represents a global market opportunity of $82 billion.

Some good news from Fox Marble...its about time!

Published 1065 days ago

Fox Marble (FOX) has announced that its “order book has increased to €3.9 million for the year” and developments offering further potential.

R4E - Hon up to 17%, no make that 18%, shares up to 2.2-2.25p, still cheap

Published 1066 days ago

Shares in R4E (R4E) have raced ahead to 2,2-2.25p on news that Gate Ventures, the vehicle of controversial entrepreneur Johnny Hon has taken its holding up to 17%.  No make that 18%, the TR1's come thick and fast.

Good news from Leon at Jubilee Platinum - buy

Published 1071 days ago

Shares in Jubilee Platinum (JLP) are on the rise on the back of an announcement of outperformance of original design numbers at its tailings processing project on the Dilokong chrome mine.

Fox Marble placing - we take part: the shares are a buy

Published 1071 days ago

Kosovo and Macedonia quarrier Fox Marble (FOX) has announced financing developments – including a conditional £2 million gross placing at 10p per share and we took part in a small way. The funding is:

Minoan, a setback but only a temporary one: buy

Published 1073 days ago

Minoan (MIN) disappointingly announced after hours Tuesday that two appeals have been lodged following the issue of the Presidential Decree granting land use approval for its project in Crete.

Buy BlueBird Merchant Ventures - shares could easily double from here

Published 1073 days ago

BlueBird Merchant Ventures (BMV) is a stock that has not flourished since gaining a Standard Listing on the LSE on April 20th. Listed at 5.75p the shares now trade at 3.5p - 4p but that makes them look very cheap. They could double from here, easily.

Berkeley Energia - spectacular fund raise news - we upgrade big time

Published 1074 days ago

In that rarest of moves for an AIM-listed company, Berkeley Energia (BKY) has announced new financing from a major shareholder which includes new equity at a premium to the currently prevailing share price. Following several months of due diligence, mining-focused private equity firm Resource Capital Funds is to provide $5 million through a 0.375% net smelter royalty and a further $5 million for new shares at 32p each. The latter compares to a closing high share price since 2013 of 31.75p earlier this month and a pre placing close of 30.25p – these up from 26p at the start of the year and more than 50% on our share tip.

Update from Armadale - we disagree with Mr Market: BUY

Published 1077 days ago

Armadale Capital (ACP) has updated on work to develop and add further value to its Mpokoto gold project, alongside funding discussions.

Avocet Mining, A Gold Plated Version of Petroceltic

Published 1079 days ago

Shares in troubled gold miner Avocet Mining (AVM) more than doubled the other day as its first quarter production update showed an increase of 3,149 oz at a cash cost of $925 per oz, $169 lower than the preceding period.

1Spatial, Results and Confident Statement: Buy

Published 1080 days ago

1Spatial (SPA) has announced results for its year ended 31st January 2016 and that it “looks forward to the future with confidence”.

Petropavlovsk: very busy bees indeed..

Published 1082 days ago

There’s been news aplenty from Petropavlovsk (POG) in recent days and the bull case remains very much intact.

For just £5 a hot share tip at 3.45 PM today Tuesday - Dont miss out

Published 1083 days ago

Our March share tip of the Month was a scorcher. We banked gains of almost 50% within a month. That is the way to do it. our April share tip of the month has been delayed by a few days and it too is going to be a scorcher and it is out TODAY. We hope to be banking gains of 30%+ within three months. But what is it?

Obtala Resources - Forestry Update & New Chairman Meeting: Buy

Published 1084 days ago

First up, just a note that Obtala Resources (OBT) has confirmed that it has received the cash for selling a small part of its forestry portfolio. That is to say $900,000 is now in the kitty,a third of it two months ahead of schedule. That an AIM Company has to announce that money has arrived as per contract tells us everything you need to know about the state of AIM. Anyhow it is good news.

R4E - In line trading statement: hang on and hold tight

Published 1086 days ago

In announcing that calendar 2015 results will be published on May 25, R4E (R4E) has issued a pleasing, if brief, trading statement. Chairman David Stoller is quoted as saying:

Optibiotix - past results & future sales, the only question

Published 1086 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) will be presenting on both the main stage and in a breakout room at UK Investor today!. The mood in the camp is incredibly upbeat and we hope you grab a chance to chat to CEO O'Hara to see why.

React - Good acquisition: buy

Published 1087 days ago

REACT Group (REAT) has announced a third small acquisition since listing in August  – believing this latest move further “will help us to win substantial amounts of new business from various ‘Blue Chip’ facilities management groups”.

FDM Group - very strong trading update

Published 1087 days ago

FDM Group (FDM) has updated on “a strong operational and financial performance for the first quarter of 2016”, seeing that “the board remains confident of meeting its expectations for the full year”.

Obtala Resources very positive strategy update

Published 1087 days ago

Following the appointment earlier this week of Miles Pelham as Chairman, Obtala Resources (OBT) has updated on its strategy and outlook, with Pelham emphasising “I am strongly committed to enhancing shareholder value by monetising the substantial capital investment made into our African ventures in recent years”.

Berkeley Energia - good news from Spain sees us 40% up on this share tip

Published 1088 days ago

Berkeley Energia* (BKY) has updated that a definitive feasibility study on its Salamanca uranium project “is well advanced and is due to be published in June”, with the company’s confidence emphasised by the commencement already of initial infrastructure work at the project.

Obtala Management Change - it is positive: Buy

Published 1089 days ago

Updating earlier this month on Obtala Resources (OBT) with the shares then at 6.375p, we noted the valuation looked to fail to reflect the asset backing and likely news flow but a disappointing share price performance from a now long-running recommendation.  It is now boardroom change ahoy.

K3 - Acquisition & Placing: we are 130% up on this share tip but more to come

Published 1089 days ago

K3 Business Technology (KBT) has announced an agreement to acquire Retail Support International ApS (known as DdD Retail), a fashion retail-focused provider of proprietary 'point of sale' technology, as well as a placing to raise £13.5 million gross (£12.8 million net) at 330p per share to fund the acquisition (an initial approx. £7 million) and for additional product enhancement opportunities and working capital.

Ariana Resources - great news but we are taking profits

Published 1090 days ago

Our site is about short term movements and so oddly - having tipped Ariana (AAU) at a 0.9p offer we advised banking gains at 1.55p to sell. An almost 70% offer to bid gain is not too shabby is it?

Symphony Results -patchy but the shares are a buy

Published 1093 days ago

Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM) has announced results for a 2015 year in which“revenues remained disappointingly static”, but that it “has sufficient working capital to execute its strategy and… as an operationally geared business, now running with a significantly lower cost base, the board looks forward to a financially more successful year in 2016”.

Premaitha - good news on patent dispute, the shares should double

Published 1094 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.

Watchstone Group, Thoughts on a Daft Proposal from Edi Truell’s Tantalum Corporation

Published 1095 days ago

I was amused to see my suspicions confirmed today by the Telegraph (TW Note only 24 hours after me in bearcast) that the “draft proposal” received by Watchstone Group PLC (WTG) did indeed emanate from Edi Truell and Tantalum, his telematics vehicle. I shorted some Watchstone at 230p as, all things being equal, the shares should revert to where they were before the announcement once it is confirmed that the blundering Truell has nothing to offer.

Jubilee Platinum Operations update - buy

Published 1095 days ago

Jubilee Platinum (JLP) has announced “increased throughput capacity together with operational control of the ASA project” and updated on “satisfactory” progress across its chrome processing development and operations.

Petropavlovsk - very good news from IRC - BUY (target 19p)

Published 1095 days ago

Petropavlovsk(POG) has highlighted an announcement from Hong Kong-listed associate company IRC that waivers in respect of IRC's project finance facility with ICBC have been conditionally granted – including for obligations for Petropavlovsk to comply with certain financial covenants.

Action Hotels 2015 Results - Buy

Published 1095 days ago

Action Hotels (AHCG) has announced results for the 2015 calendar year – with it“pleased” with “another year of growth… as we continue to execute and deliver our pipeline of three and four star hotels across the Gulf Cooperation Council and Australia into our profitable operating portfolio”.

Wishbone shares jump 20% - TW Trust buys more, what's new pussycat?

Published 1096 days ago

We guess everyone is hearing the same sort of gossip. The word on the street is that Wishbone Gold (WSBN) is making good progress on securing the debt facilities needed to start trading in gold bullion. and that should lead to a massive ramp up in profits very quickly indeed. As such any RNS confirming debt is in place will see the shares race ahead. Bring it on.

Norcros trading statement - says will beat forecasts: buy

Published 1100 days ago

Branded showers, taps, bathroom accessories, tiles and adhesives group Norcros (NXR) has updated that “underlying operating profit for the year is expected to be marginally ahead of market expectations” and that it looks “well positioned to continue to make further progress”.

Universe Results & Company chat - buy

Published 1101 days ago

Point of sale, payment and loyalty systems group Universe (UNG) has announced results for the 2015 calendar year and that “a combination of customer expansion and a broadening product portfolio means that we are confident that the pleasing progress that the group has been made so far can be continued”. The following updates post a chat with management.

Ariana serves up more good news - we are getting there

Published 1101 days ago

Ariana Resources (AAU) has updated on an “increasingly active” rate of mine construction and its target for production in the second half of 2016.

Another look at HSS Hire Group PLC - I stay short

Published 1106 days ago

As I have pointed out before, it is a very good discipline for investors, when looking at a company, to ask themselves what they would pay for the business before looking at what value the market ascribes to it.

Optibiotix - more details on cholesterol study - so far amazing

Published 1106 days ago

A bloke in the City said that although results from Optibiotix's (OPTI) trials of its capsular supplement to reduce cholesterol looked great he was so fat that he was beyond redemption. Maybe. But for others results were startling. There is a caveat:

Obtala Quarterly Update - buy

Published 1110 days ago

Obtala Resources (OBT) has announced a quarterly update, including that the “period has been very much focused on business development ahead of harvesting in April on both the timber and the agribusiness as both businesses move from project phase to operational… The sales pipeline is growing and the forthcoming months present themselves as an exciting period for the progress and expansion of our agriculture and timber divisions”.

Fastnet - a cracking RTO completed, we are well up on this share tip - more to go

Published 1115 days ago

Fastnet (FAST) has announced details of a proposed reverse acquisition of Amryt Pharmaceuticals, a £10 million share placing and capital reorganisation and the readmission of its shares to trading.

SpaceandPeople Results - buy (despite rude CEO)

Published 1116 days ago

SpaceandPeople (SAL) has announced results for the 2015 calendar year and its management“believes that SpaceandPeople is creating a solid platform for growth and a sustainable future”. We agree and think this is not discounted in the share price.

Our January tip of the month just banked our readers 100% + in 64 days - catch our next tip for £5 TODAY

Published 1117 days ago

On Thursday 24th March our readers banked a 170% (offer to bid) gain on our June 2015 share tip of the month. As a bonus our January 2016 tip of the month received a bid approach and our readers got to bank a 100%+ gain. That is Easter come early for readers of HotStockRockets a third present we have a new tip on the way TODAY.

Ascent Resources - what happens next?

Published 1119 days ago

Heck was that a cracking pre Easter treat! The day before the holidays shares in Ascent Resources (AST) raced ahead prompting the company to admit that it had received a bid approach from Cadogan Petroleum (CAD). Ascent shares gained 111% on the day to close at 1.95p valuing it at £3.1 million.

React Group results and trading update - buy

Published 1121 days ago

REACT Group (REAT), the specialist provider of rapid response deep cleaning and emergency decontamination services, has announced results and that “since the year end the company has traded very well” and “opportunities to acquire niche businesses that add a further offering to our ever expanding client base”.

Plus 500 : Storm Clouds on the Horizon

Published 1121 days ago

The weakness in Plus 500’s (PLUS) share price in the last couple of days which has seen it fall a pound from 666p is probably explained by the excellent Times of Israel investigative piece on binary options which appeared on Thursday.

Ariana - bullish update on Red Rabbit, shares starting to move - hang on

Published 1122 days ago

The patient are now being rewarded. Shares in Ariana Resources (AAU) are now 1.1p-1.25p so well up on our tip price but there is no rush to sell, this is only just starting to get going. There was news Thursday.

Optibiotix Not the news we hoped for that will be the late Easter present

Published 1123 days ago

Shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) slipped back to 66.5p - albeit in thin volumes - two days ago as it announced news which was really not very exciting at all. The news we want we now expect very shortly after Easter. The shares are now 70p. Hang on for what comes next!

K3 Results, Company Chat and where next? Up!

Published 1124 days ago

K3 Business Technology (KBT) has announced results for the six months ended 31stDecember 2015 and the following updates on these following a post-announcement chat with management.

Jubilee Platinum cracking funding news but...

Published 1124 days ago

Jubilee Platinum (JLP) has announced “full project funding” in the form of debt and equity for its two surface platinum-processing projects.

Action Hotels new opening - buy

Published 1124 days ago

Action Hotels (AHCG) has announced the official opening of the largest hotel in its portfolio – the 368-room, new-build, ibis Styles Brisbane Elizabeth Street, bringing its operating portfolio to 10 hotels with 1,928 rooms.

Lighthouse gets a bid - goody goody lets bank gains

Published 1126 days ago

Lighthouse Group (LGT) on Friday noted an offer approach announcement from fellow AIM-listed financial services group AFH Financial and responded that it “believes that the indicative offer from AFH fundamentally undervalues the group and its prospects, especially in the context of the group's net cash position of £7.9 million as at 31 December 2015”.

I am Deadly Sirius - I have gone short

Published 1127 days ago

Those who listened to Australian fund manager John Hempton speak at the Gold and Bears show last November will know that attention to detail is very much his thing. They will have heard him mutter that he believed US Pharmaceutical giant Valeant, based in Canada, to be worthless. This has been a bold call with ranks of hedge fund royalty (the most prominent being the unbelievably arrogant Bill Ackman) lined up against him.

More good news from Ariana

Published 1128 days ago

Ariana Resources (AAU) has followed a recent announcement of a doubling of the resource estimate for its Kizilcukur project with news that a “recent drilling programme at Kepez West has confirmed the presence of a significant mineralised system”.

Safestyle - solid results and the shares march on

Published 1128 days ago

Leading retailer and manufacturer of PVCu replacement windows and doors to the UK homeowner market, Safestyle (SFE) has announced results from a“record” 2015 and that so far this year “order intake has been significantly ahead of the same period in 2015 and the board looks forward to further progress in 2016”.

Berkeley Energia Interims and more - buy

Published 1130 days ago

Berkeley Energia (BKY) has announced half year results, that contractors have been selected for power line and road works and that “with all major approvals in place and with the strong support and backing of the authorities, activities on the ground will commence shortly”.

Fox Marble: More Good News - Buy

Published 1131 days ago

Shares in marble quarry company Fox Marble (FOX) are continuing something of a recovery having fallen towards 10p early this month, with some further momentum now being provided by an update including that commissioning and opening of the company’s factory in Kosovo “is anticipated by the middle of the year”.

Jubilee Platinum - good news from Dilokong: Buy

Published 1132 days ago

Jubilee Platinum (JLP) has updated that, having previously commenced with the commissioning of a processing plant at the Dilokong mine of ASA Metals thereby qualifying for offered incentives, the plant is now fully commissioned and operational and that its commissioning and ramp-up has reached 85% of design throughput.

Can anyone help me get borrow on UK Oil & Gas?

Published 1132 days ago

With Petroceltic (PCI) put to bed I am looking for borrow in UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) which seems crazily valued at £51 million and represents cracking value to short at 2.43p Any suggestions are welcome. I am not short but would like to be.


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