Sosander – Q3 trading statement update

Published 75 days ago

I might be hopelessly optimistic with AIM-listed Sosandar (SOS), but the latest trading statement read rather well to me. As per HERE my best case scenario was for Q3 sales of £1.7 million and they came in at £1.6 million, which means that Sosandar has clocked up £3.44 million of sales in the first nine months of the year. Compared to the house broker forecast by Shore Capital of £3.9 million of revenues for the full year that, as I have previously suggested, means an easy target. It is always nice to see under-promising and over-delivering, even if I thought the targets were too easy in the first place...

Ariana – Kizilcukur news & (for “nice” reasons) a stance downgrade

Published 103 days ago

It has been a long time coming, but yesterday shares in AIM-listed gold producer Ariana (AAU) finally hit 1.6p, a price I was happy to buy up to. This latest rise was on the back of news from the company’s Kizilcukur project - 22km from the Kiziltepe processing plant - that a drilling programme is about to start...

Scancell – FDA throws a spanner into the works//but!

Published 148 days ago

AIM-listed immunotherapy cancer specialist Scancell (SCLP) announced last week that the FDA had posed a few questions regarding its application to run a Phase II combination trial for its SCIB-1 skin cancer compound alongside a checkpoint inhibitor. The market saw this as bad news, and marked the shares down heavily – but I’m not so sure it is all that serious.

Bowleven – drilling news, Waseem Shakoor frustrated (me too!)

Published 159 days ago

AIM-listed Bowleven (BLVN) has announced a drilling update from Etinde this morning and oh dear, the second drill, IE-4, of the two-well programme seems not to have had a nice tasty big strike. But there is some good news in there and although one could have a slightly cynical read of the text (ala UK Oil & Gas, UKOG) I don’t perceive any need for Bowleven to ramp its shares: it has piles of cash, don’t forget.

B'jesus: Greencore is selling off the US business it only acquired two years ago

Published 162 days ago

I cannot really call it the luck of the Irish but sandwich supremo Greencore (GNC) seems to have got itself out of a potential hole with the announcement today that it is selling its entire US business to a US buyer for just under $1.1 billion. It calls it 'an immediate realisation of value' but given it spent £750 million two years ago to beef up an existing but undeveloped prior US position, this does not represent some hugely remunerative return...more a way to cut down its debt problem…

Sosandar - looking good

Published 214 days ago

At the risk of upsetting retail-guru Thirsty Paul Scott who thinks it is bad for the share price if any expert other than he pontificates, I thought it was time to mention once again my hot tip of AIM-listed Sosandar (SOS) from the UK Investor Show earlier this year. Having offered favourable mention at 12.5p I tipped it at 13p, cashed in a slice at 27p and the shares closed last night at about 35p. It is all good news!

Sosandar – shares back through 20p, so a hold for me

Published 259 days ago

Other writers on this fine website (ie Tom Winnifrith!) may disagree, but shares in AIM-listed Sosandar (SOS) are back through 20p, which was my limit price to pick up stock. So once again I move my stance to hold. Flip-flop-flip-flop….but it’s not me, it’s the share price which keeps moving! Whatever, my tip from the UK Investor Show this year is doing very well.

To IQE or Not IQE? That is the Question - as the Full-Year Results Loom

Published 375 days ago

Hello, Share Teasers. We are now only a few days away from the latest set of figures from IQE (IQE). And once again I face an irritating quandary on what to do with my remaining holding. This cache of shares isn’t as large as it used to be. That’s because only a fool disregards negative comments on this magnificent website. It probably has the best investigative writers in the City. But even the best shorters get things wrong, so I retain some IQE shares.

SpaceandPeople – trading update, still a decent recovery play?

Published 435 days ago

Previously writing on promotional and retail merchandising space-focused SpaceandPeople (SAL) in September with the shares at 35p, I concluded there is obvious risk – particularly with a clearly currently challenging retail backdrop and the recent past. However, the valuation and stated outlook could now tempt a small, speculative buy. I now update on the back of a trading update...

Morrison's beats the Christmas retail blues with friendliness

Published 441 days ago

I know I have been loving up Tesco (TSCO) recently, but time today to talk about its Northern heritage industry peer Morrison (MRW) whose Christmas trading statement today observed that:

Boardroom shocker at the FTSE-100's GKN

Published 495 days ago

You do not have to be active in the stock markets for long to realise that FTSE-100 companies have the propensity to deliver incompetence and intrigue just like their smaller cap brethren. Today's shocker is centred on automotive and aerospace sector giant GKN (GKN) which has made a bit of a habit over the last few months in bogging things up.


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