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UPDATED FOLLOWING MENACING LAWYERS LETTER: Yourgene at 13p worth 20p: Stifel initiates coverage

By Tom Winnifrith | Wednesday 10 July 2019

Disclosure: Financial Investigative Media Limited, which is not owned by Tom Winnifrith but by a trust for his dependants, owns shares in companies mentioned in this article. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

Finally the research powerhouse that is Stifel has initiated its coverage of its corporate client Yourgene (YGEN) with a detailed note which is below. A senior officer at Yourgene supplied the note to me. In the past on every occassion this has happened. On this occassion Stifel has demanded that I withdraw the note and pay it £750 or it will throw the book at me. I have taken the note down. If it wants the £750 it can ask Yourgene directly. What is the point, I wonder, of hiring a big name broker to produce research and then trying to reduce the number of folks who read that research? Whatever.

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