ShareProphets

Thursday 8 December 2016 The one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares


9 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest sponsored by sleazy Lord Peter Hain

I shall be saying another prayer at the little church on the way to my Greek Hovel tomorrow morning. It will be a prayer asking God not only to show strength to my source on the kerboom emails for one AIM stock but also to make Lord Peter Hain see the light about his involvement with the fraud African Potash (AFPO) as it prepares to see its shares suspended this Wednesday. Lord Hain is no doubt familiar with the book of Mark, chapter 10 verses 20-24. King James version natch:

9 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

October UK Investor Show Magazine - Shares to beat ASOS, When the Bubbles Pop, Scotland can't afford to leave

The October edition of the UK Investor Show magazine is live features 7 buy tips, including 5 our writers believe will  beat ASOS. Plus a feature on why the Bubbles are About to Pop, in Trump vs Clinton - who is the biggest loser from this contest, and why Scotland can't afford to leave the UK.

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9 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Insanity, Insanity and yet more Insanity

My day at the olive harvest was tiring and curtailed only slightly by Vreki - details HERE. But that explains the late bearcast on a day of stockmarket insanity. I discuss Santa rallies and some true indicators of the lunacy that abounds. At a company level I comment on Cloudtag (CTAG), Servision (SEV), African Potash (AFPO), Advanced Oncotherapy (Hee Hee), Metal Tiger (MTR), Amur Minerals (AMC) and Strat Aero.

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9 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Cloudtag - another day of mad share buying forces another announcement

Amid frantic speculation by the most moronic of bulletin board morons which saw shares in Cloudtag (CTAG) up to 15.5p the company has, for the second time this week, been forced to issue a statement. Regulators are watching this company, which has - of course - committed wholesale securities fraud, like a hawk.

10 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

BMR Group at 6.125p worth 27p after Kabwe news says WH Ireland

Ok, WH Ireland employs a good selection of total tossers and it is Nomad and Broker to BMR Group (BMR) so its research is not impartial. But the news from Kabwe yesterday was good and, as you know, I am a fully paid up member of the Alex Borrelli fan club. Borrelli has saved BMR after the former chairman stole all its cash and is one of AIM's honest chaps.

10 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Servision - vulture loan keeps it afloat for a couple of months

My analysis of interim results from AIM dog Servision (SEV) which came out in September was that it was not generating cash and that its balance sheet was a trainwreck. I summarise of course but you can see the full analysis here.

11 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

LGO Energy signs up to death spiral and its shares surge... whatever

Shares in LGO Energy (LGO) have raced ahead by 33% to just over 0.14p on news that the company has signed up to a new uber expensive death spiral. Truly some folks just do not get why death spirals are called death spirals. But every cloud has a silver lining: the cash means that LGO can repay French banksters BNP Paribas.

11 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

FRAUD African Potash shares up 30% (and it was 90%) - a dead cat bounce as it debuts on ISDX

Shares in the fraud African Potash (AFPO) made their debut on the ISDX lobster pot today and for some reason have surged on AIM. This is a dead cat bounce. Tomorrow they will be suspended on AIM and a month later booted off the Casino because no Nomad will act for this company - Cantors having given notice on September 7. The reason that no Nomad will act - despite promises from lyin' Chris Cleverley in a recent RNS that he was confident one would - is that Potash issues lies via RNS to get placings away. Thus it is a fraud.

12 hours ago | By Steve Moore |

John Lewis of Hungerford – full-year results, “fifth consecutive year of sales growth” BUT…

Specialist kitchen manufacturer and retailer John Lewis of Hungerford (JLH) has announced results for its year ended 31st August 2016 – including a “fifth consecutive year of sales growth, which exceeded £8 million for the first time”. However…

15 hours ago | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Milestone – shambles upon shambles, is it insolvent yet?

AIM-listed lifestyle company Milestone Group (MSG) has updated on the placing that didn’t raise the £1.385 million announced on 20 October. Having previously announced that £1.25 million of the proceeds hadn’t arrived, it now turns out that the little bit of meter-money which did arrive has now been paid back and the company is trying to do a replacement placing. Shambles upon shambles.

15 hours ago | By Steve Moore |

CAP-XX – was pleased with commercialisation progress, now lower prices in ‘response to customer demands’. Hmmm…

Having in its October full-year results announcement been “pleased with the progress made in commercialising our small and large supercapacitor products”, CAP-XX (CPX) has now announced it has “responded to the demands of our international customer base… significant production cost savings on its supercapacitor solutions for both passenger vehicle and heavy vehicle automotive applications”. Hmmm…

18 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

More damning statistics on AIM, provided by the world's "most successful growth market". Not!

As a boy I would eagerly await the start of each month. Before I went to bed I said hares brown hares and my first words on waking would be rabbits white rabbits. That was meant to bring you luck. These days the start of the month ritual ( well six days in) involves chortling at the latest dire statistics AIM provides about itself. November was as bad as prior months. AIM is nothing if not consistent.

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18 hours ago | By Steve Moore |

Dialight – now targeting “materially ahead of expectations”. But…

LED lighting technology company, Dialight (DIA) has updated that “following a good November performance and looking forward to the prospects for December, the group is now targeting an underlying EBIT (including FX) for the year ending 31 December 2016 materially ahead of expectations”. But…

18 hours ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

All the Banks Are on the Move - But the Honkers Shares Could Take the Prize

Hello Share Planners. You may have noticed all the UK banks have been rising over the last few days. This has happened even though the rest of the Footsie has been pretty stodgy. The reason, I think, is that Italian banks have become even more unreliable, and by unfair association, the banks of other Eurozone countries.

1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Staring down the barrel - just one week left for the bailout placings

I am just so tired after day 4 of the olive harvest. You can see today's report - into the lair of the snake - HERE. In this podcast I cover: Cloudtag (CTAG), Strat Aero (AERO), Andalas (ADL), the CFD firms and the FCA, notably Plus 500 (PLUS), African Potash (FRAUD), Corero (CNS), Inspirit (INSP) and Fishing Republic (FISH).

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1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Advanced Oncotherapy - The deafening silence is itself a cause of panic: target price is 0p

Yesterday I published extracts from leaked emails that show that Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO ) kept very bad news regarding China contracts from investors as it launched and conducted an open offer. That is monumentally serious. In the US folks would already be doing a perp walk fort that but even our useless regulators will do something here. In normal circumstances the company would issue a response via RNS but here we are a day and a half later and even though the shares slumped yesterday and are sliding again today we hear only a deafening silence.

1 day ago | By Steve Moore |

Image Scan Holdings – full-year results, jam now being delivered?

X-ray imaging for the security and industrial inspection markets-focused Image Scan Holdings (IGE) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2016 – and the shares are currently slightly higher to 6.5p…

1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

CFD firms whacked as Britain's FCA follows European lead and clamps down

I do not use CFD's. They seem like a mugs game and indeed research by the FCA shows that 82% of clients of the big providers lose money. But then most folks lose on the horses or on betting on football so why target CFDs? It is all driven by MiFD2. We saw this take shape in Cyprus last week although Plus500 denied that it would be affected in a pathetic rebuttal to my scoop. That rebuttal was bollocks and Plus shares are among the big fallers today as the FCA has weighed in with a series of measures.

2 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Imaginatik – half-year results note “tangible results for our customers”, but what about for shareholders?…

Having fallen towards 1p after being above 5p as recently as May, shares in Imaginatik (IMTK) are currently recovering to around 2p on the back of results for the company’s half year ended 30th September 2016…

7 December 2016, 17:21 | By Tom Winnifrith |

October UK Investor Show Magazine - Shares to beat ASOS, When the Bubbles Pop, Scotland can't afford to leave

The October edition of the UK Investor Show magazine is live features 7 buy tips, including 5 our writers believe will  beat ASOS. Plus a feature on why the Bubbles are About to Pop, in Trump vs Clinton - who is the biggest loser from this contest, and why Scotland can't afford to leave the UK.

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3 December 2016, 18:35 | By Tom Winnifrith |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week - sponsored by African Potash, lyin' Chris & Cloudtag moron Liam Nicholas

The ouzo is on ice for the suspension of shares in the fraud African Potash (AFPO) on December 7th and I am still comtemplating buying a share and going to its GM in Guernsey on 20th December - it would be a hoot. Its dwindling band of followers are posting some delusional rot although the Cloudtag boards are a better source of madness. Anyhow post any BB comments or tweets (even comments from our own Wildes on Fastjet) in the comments section below. The deadline for entries is midnight on Saturday 3rd December.

1 December 2016, 14:40 | By Steve Moore |

DP Poland – sale and sub-franchising of Krakow stores, shares further higher…

The company with the exclusive right to develop, operate and sub-franchise Domino's Pizza stores in Poland, DP Poland (DPP) has announced the sale and sub-franchising of 4 stores in Krakow – and the shares have reacted further higher…

1 December 2016, 08:00 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Why Galloping Ashtead is More than Another Brick in the Wall

Hello Share Pickers. Perhaps my favourite Footsie share is Ashtead (AHT). It was only recently that I brought it to your attention again. But I've thought of a few more encouraging vibes that you might like to hear about.

1 December 2016, 08:01 | By Steve Moore |

Scholium Group – half-year results admit non-delivery of the expected return on increased capital…

I previously warned on rare books and collectibles group Scholium (SCHO) on the back of an October trading statement – and the shares are currently further lower, at 34p, on the back of the results announcement for the company’s half-year ended 30th September 2016…

1 December 2016, 08:46 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Mobile Streams placing at 50% discount - sign up with PrimaryBid now

The Primary Bid bandwagon is gathering speed and anyone interested in AIM should register now HERE. Today's vindication of Dave Mutton and his team is from Mobile Streams (MOS) which is doing a placing and open offer at 4p - the shares w4ere 8p last night. In days gone by this would have been for bucket shops only but now you can take part too, thanks to Primary Bid.

1 December 2016, 09:10 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Calling all Mosman shareholders - new ShareProphets Campaign, let's sack Andy Carroll

Finally the joke AIM company that is Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) has got around to posting notice of its forthcoming General Meeting at where there is just one motion - the re-election of Technical Director and the face of Mosman, Andy Carroll, to the board. This is our chance - we urge you all to vote Carroll of the board.

1 December 2016, 09:18 | By HotStockRockets |

Optibiotix a magnificent Trading Update: Buy

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.

1 December 2016, 14:43 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

UPDATED: Plus500 - problems ahead in Cyprus? A compelling short

I am back in the Hellenic Republic once again and it appears that there may be a few problems ahead for AIM listed Plus 500 (PLUS) in the Greek speaking world. A contact flags up developments in Cyprus where - as you can see in the attached document - Plus does much of its business.

1 December 2016, 10:37 | By Ross Norman of Sharps Pixley |

Gold's 2016 Rally Was Built On Sand

2016 has been the most peculiar year for gold that I can remember. On the surface, 2016 has been a typical year with a gain year-to-date of 11 pct in dollar terms (31 pct in GBP terms) which is a just shade lower than its annual average gain since 2001 at 12.8 pct. What makes the past year so unusual has been the powerful reversals in buying and indeed selling behaviour from otherwise reliable sectors ... and, this is key ... not all buying is equal and it therefore explains the recent price action and the outlook. I'll explain.

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1 December 2016, 12:31 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: AIM Death List Update 5 - New entrant needed after Wandisco volte face

Eleven days ago I updated the death list portfolio which now sees me on ten kills from 31. However I now take Wandisco (WAND) off the death list after the recent management change. We need a replacement so entrant number 32 is ...IGAS. It looks as we may need two new entrants soon given the recent news from Worthington (WRN) and the FRAUD African Potash (AFPO) but that can wait for another day.

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1 December 2016, 13:56 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Cloudtag fesses up - dodgy Andrew Regan dumped all his shares ages ago

I bloody well told you all that that Corvus Capital, the vehicle of uber-dodgy Andrew Regan had dumped all its shares in Cloudtag (CTAG) onto bulletin board morons ages ago. Natch the morons denied it all, insisting that the "visionary" Regan was still on board. Uh oh...Cloudtag has fessed up. Another small victory for the Sheriff of AIM.

1 December 2016, 15:21 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Advanced Oncotherapy - Sinophi denial throws up more red flags: this stinks more and more

In the face of relentless pressure from this website, embattled Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) yesterday put out a statement attempting to draw a line in the sand over its falling out with Sinophi, whom it had claimed was set to buy $120 million of machines from it. It has failed. the statement begs even more questions and the shares remain utterly uninvestable.

1 December 2016, 15:48 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

1 December 2016, 15:58 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Speaking at length about AIM fraud to a bird from Bloomberg

She was horrified. I am not sure she agreed with my line that the mainstream press were part of the problem not the solution but she agreed that AIM had its issues. On the bearcast today I look at Red Leopard (RLH), Formation Group (FRM), Mobile Streams (MOS) and its charming CEO - Andalas (ADL) - whose CEO is a tosser - Strat Aero (AERO), Finnaust (FAM), Inspirit (INSP), Plus 500 (PLUS), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO)), TrakM8 (TRAK) and Cloudtag (CTAG) plus one way of looking at it which sees 300 companies on AIM as a sort of fraud.

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1 December 2016, 16:19 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Worthington Group - the fat lady is shuffling onto stage: First Gazette published

Oh dear, oh dear. Those Worthington (WRN) shareholders who were dreaming of buying a mansion in Monaco with their golden tickets might wish to brace themselves for bad news. as you can see below the First Gazette notice for striking off has been published and an administrator appointed. On the terraces at Banstead Athletic the chant is already starting "you're going down with Golden Saint, you're going down with Golden Saint" Nuff said.

2 December 2016, 08:11 | By Steve Moore |

Digital Barriers – contract wins, able to focus on converting pipeline & generating follow-on sales... or not?

Reviewing results for the six months ended 30th September 2016 from Digital Barriers (DGB), I noted a £7.4 million reduction in net cash to £3.4 million and that the company has established a £10 million revolving credit facility. It has now made a “Contract wins across APAC and EMEA” announcement. Hmmm…

7 December 2016, 17:21 | By Tom Winnifrith |

October UK Investor Show Magazine - Shares to beat ASOS, When the Bubbles Pop, Scotland can't afford to leave

The October edition of the UK Investor Show magazine is live features 7 buy tips, including 5 our writers believe will  beat ASOS. Plus a feature on why the Bubbles are About to Pop, in Trump vs Clinton - who is the biggest loser from this contest, and why Scotland can't afford to leave the UK.

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7 December 2016, 17:21 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest sponsored by sleazy Lord Peter Hain

I shall be saying another prayer at the little church on the way to my Greek Hovel tomorrow morning. It will be a prayer asking God not only to show strength to my source on the kerboom emails for one AIM stock but also to make Lord Peter Hain see the light about his involvement with the fraud African Potash (AFPO) as it prepares to see its shares suspended this Wednesday. Lord Hain is no doubt familiar with the book of Mark, chapter 10 verses 20-24. King James version natch:

6 December 2016, 08:56 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Cloudtag forced to make statement and its all bollocks

Staff at Cloudtag's (CTAG) hapless Nomad (Cairn Financial) must be going bonkers. My friend Liam Murray does not have much hair but he must be tearing out the little that he does have. A CEO who communicates not only via RNS statements that are totally untrue but also via private emails to members of a shareholder base from Bedlam who will at 2+2 to make 27 is a toxic mix. It is not how a regulated orderly market is meant to work. And so yesterday shares in Cloudtag zoomed ahead by as much as 35% peaking at 8.5p. So Cairn forced the CEO, Mr Amit Ben Haim, to make a statement. The shares closed at 7.875p. The statement is a total joke.

6 December 2016, 15:52 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Staring down the barrel - just one week left for the bailout placings

I am just so tired after day 4 of the olive harvest. You can see today's report - into the lair of the snake - HERE. In this podcast I cover: Cloudtag (CTAG), Strat Aero (AERO), Andalas (ADL), the CFD firms and the FCA, notably Plus 500 (PLUS), African Potash (FRAUD), Corero (CNS), Inspirit (INSP) and Fishing Republic (FISH).

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6 December 2016, 14:57 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

CFD firms whacked as Britain's FCA follows European lead and clamps down

I do not use CFD's. They seem like a mugs game and indeed research by the FCA shows that 82% of clients of the big providers lose money. But then most folks lose on the horses or on betting on football so why target CFDs? It is all driven by MiFD2. We saw this take shape in Cyprus last week although Plus500 denied that it would be affected in a pathetic rebuttal to my scoop. That rebuttal was bollocks and Plus shares are among the big fallers today as the FCA has weighed in with a series of measures.

6 December 2016, 11:29 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

CloudTag – the great Waseem Shakoor on the money again

AIM-listed CloudTag shares have again been on the up this morning, racking up to 9.125p mid last seen. L1 will no doubt be delighted. Meanwhile the saintly Waseem Shakoor explains what he thinks is going on here, explaining it all to the BBMs – as if they’ll pay any attention.

6 December 2016, 15:15 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Advanced Oncotherapy - The deafening silence is itself a cause of panic: target price is 0p

Yesterday I published extracts from leaked emails that show that Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO ) kept very bad news regarding China contracts from investors as it launched and conducted an open offer. That is monumentally serious. In the US folks would already be doing a perp walk fort that but even our useless regulators will do something here. In normal circumstances the company would issue a response via RNS but here we are a day and a half later and even though the shares slumped yesterday and are sliding again today we hear only a deafening silence.

7 December 2016, 16:29 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Cloudtag - another day of mad share buying forces another announcement

Amid frantic speculation by the most moronic of bulletin board morons which saw shares in Cloudtag (CTAG) up to 15.5p the company has, for the second time this week, been forced to issue a statement. Regulators are watching this company, which has - of course - committed wholesale securities fraud, like a hawk.

7 December 2016, 15:14 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

LGO Energy signs up to death spiral and its shares surge... whatever

Shares in LGO Energy (LGO) have raced ahead by 33% to just over 0.14p on news that the company has signed up to a new uber expensive death spiral. Truly some folks just do not get why death spirals are called death spirals. But every cloud has a silver lining: the cash means that LGO can repay French banksters BNP Paribas.

7 December 2016, 17:20 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Insanity, Insanity and yet more Insanity

My day at the olive harvest was tiring and curtailed only slightly by Vreki - details HERE. But that explains the late bearcast on a day of stockmarket insanity. I discuss Santa rallies and some true indicators of the lunacy that abounds. At a company level I comment on Cloudtag (CTAG), Servision (SEV), African Potash (AFPO), Advanced Oncotherapy (Hee Hee), Metal Tiger (MTR), Amur Minerals (AMC) and Strat Aero.

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6 December 2016, 08:44 | By Gary Newman |

Why on earth are people still buying Amur after a £66 million rise in market cap!

When a small mining company sees its market cap increase by over £66 million in the space of a month without any corresponding news to support such a rise, you have to wonder at the sanity of private investors who are still piling into the share.

7 December 2016, 08:20 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

More damning statistics on AIM, provided by the world's "most successful growth market". Not!

As a boy I would eagerly await the start of each month. Before I went to bed I said hares brown hares and my first words on waking would be rabbits white rabbits. That was meant to bring you luck. These days the start of the month ritual ( well six days in) involves chortling at the latest dire statistics AIM provides about itself. November was as bad as prior months. AIM is nothing if not consistent.

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7 December 2016, 14:54 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

FRAUD African Potash shares up 30% (and it was 90%) - a dead cat bounce as it debuts on ISDX

Shares in the fraud African Potash (AFPO) made their debut on the ISDX lobster pot today and for some reason have surged on AIM. This is a dead cat bounce. Tomorrow they will be suspended on AIM and a month later booted off the Casino because no Nomad will act for this company - Cantors having given notice on September 7. The reason that no Nomad will act - despite promises from lyin' Chris Cleverley in a recent RNS that he was confident one would - is that Potash issues lies via RNS to get placings away. Thus it is a fraud.

6 December 2016, 08:59 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Milestone Group - Show Me The Money & heads should be rolling

I feel legged over and am angry but there are wider points: how financially screwed is Milestone Group (MSG) and why has no head rolled for the way it mislead investors?

7 December 2016, 15:56 | By Tom Winnifrith |

BMR Group at 6.125p worth 27p after Kabwe news says WH Ireland

Ok, WH Ireland employs a good selection of total tossers and it is Nomad and Broker to BMR Group (BMR) so its research is not impartial. But the news from Kabwe yesterday was good and, as you know, I am a fully paid up member of the Alex Borrelli fan club. Borrelli has saved BMR after the former chairman stole all its cash and is one of AIM's honest chaps.

6 December 2016, 14:58 | By Steve Moore |

Image Scan Holdings – full-year results, jam now being delivered?

X-ray imaging for the security and industrial inspection markets-focused Image Scan Holdings (IGE) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2016 – and the shares are currently slightly higher to 6.5p…

7 December 2016, 11:27 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Milestone – shambles upon shambles, is it insolvent yet?

AIM-listed lifestyle company Milestone Group (MSG) has updated on the placing that didn’t raise the £1.385 million announced on 20 October. Having previously announced that £1.25 million of the proceeds hadn’t arrived, it now turns out that the little bit of meter-money which did arrive has now been paid back and the company is trying to do a replacement placing. Shambles upon shambles.