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Saturday 25 March 2017 The one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares


10 April 2016, 17:11 | By Tom Winnifrith |

NEW: Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest (10/16) - no-one beat Carl Meiring last week

Last week I asked if anyone could find a bigger bulletin board moron than Ascent Resources (AST) shareholder Carl Meiring. Poor Mr Meiring seems to have had rather a bad week but at least he gets another 15 minutes of fame. With Ascent shares now at 1.75p to sell Carl's tweet of last Monday is unbeatable although as you can see HERE there were many other strong entries. 

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10 April 2016, 17:05 | By Tom Winnifrith |

David Lenigas struggles by on 36 foot yacht caption contest results

There was some oustanding abuse handed out to disgraced journalist smearer and fat Aussie share ramper David Lenigas in our latest caption contest as you can see here. The winner?

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10 April 2016, 16:05 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 10 April - hang FTSE fat cats from BP & elsewhere up with piano wire

FTSE 100 fat cats are in the news. They should be strung up with piano wire. I say this as a capitalist my father, a deluded lefty, nods in agreement in the background as I record. I should record that the old lefty was a managerial fat cat this morning as I dug his garden as an exploited worker. Referencing BP in particular I explain who is failing us and why it cannot go on like this.

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10 April 2016, 15:50 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

F40 Origo Partners set to remain suspended until (at least) late July

On Friday at 5.36pm, no-one-is-watching o’clock, ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member Origo Partners (OPP) updated on court proceedings in the Isle of Man with regard to the winding-up petition presented last month.  The trial date is set for Friday 22 and Monday 25 July, which means that shares in Origo will remain suspended pending financial clarification until then. Unless, of course, Nomad Smith & Williamson decides enough is enough and resigns.

10 April 2016, 15:49 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Video - Peter Schiff explains it all, the economic recovery just is not real

Once again Peter Schiff is on cracking form explaining why the bogus economic recovery is not real. The short video below is a classic

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10 April 2016, 14:51 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

The ShareProphets Academy speaks: EBITDA competition winner announced

Last week I asked readers to explain the meaning of EBITDA as I was searching for enlightenment. The standard of entries was superb as you can see HERE.

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10 April 2016, 13:13 | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

Notes from Underground - Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?

Good God, what is it that really interests you, dear ShareProphets reader? Look at these topics: Homophobic phrasing, alleged David Lenigas smears, ShareSoc's Roger Lawson talking bollocks, and pewter-circle law firm Pinsent Masons partner urging Sefton to smear Tom and Brokerman Dan are all making the top ten. Why aren't you readin Don't Short The Big Short. This Film Is A Master Class in How Top Traders Work.? That's a good piece of financial commentary.

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9 April 2016, 18:32 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 9 April - what I take from the Big Short

Malcolm Stacey wrote earlier about what he took from the Big Short - HERE. I took a rather different message as I explain in this podcast recorded with my father's help in Shipston.

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9 April 2016, 16:01 | By Lucian Miers |

Another look at HSS Hire Group PLC - I stay short

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.

9 April 2016, 15:55 | By HotStockRockets |

Optibiotix - more details on cholesterol study - so far amazing

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:

9 April 2016, 14:00 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Cloudbuy – GM Circular forces reward for failure down shareholders’ throats

I had a few questions about the funding package which out-of-cash AIM-listed Cloudbuy announced on 31 March. The reward-for-failure options re-pricing already stuck in the throat (see HERE) but the GM circular really takes the biscuit. 

9 April 2016, 13:59 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Ascent Resources – RNSs with no Nomad sign-off?

In the midst of the takeover approach by Cadogan (CAD) which fell by the wayside, AIM-listed Ascent Resources (AST) was changing Nomad from finnCap to Stockdale (the former Westhouse). But a couple of RNSs slipped through which did not bear the name of either as Nomad. One wonders why.

9 April 2016, 08:00 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Don't Short The Big Short. This Film Is A Master Class in How Top Traders Work.

Hello Share Swishers. Unlike most other share shifters I know, I’ve never seen Wall Street, the Michael Douglas film. Nor the Wolf of Wall Street. The reason is that I usually found films like this are dummed down and thus not as interesting for people who know a bit about investment.

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8 April 2016, 14:43 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Bushveld Minerals – placing ahoy?

AIM-listed Bushveld Minerals (BMN) this afternoon announced the appointment of Beaufort as joint Broker to the company. As fine fellows as they are at Beaufort, and I’m sure they’ll do a jolly good job for the company it does rather look to be a slam-dunk certainty that there is a placing on the way. Back in September 2015 Mirabaud was appointed as joint broker. One wonders how many brokers the company needs!

8 April 2016, 14:23 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Last Chance to Enter David Lenigas yacht & what is EBITDA contests - tonight

There are no prizes at all but the deadline to enter these two contests is no-one is watching O'Clock tonight (Friday), or as they say at the US Oil & Gas (USOP) press office, rush hour. The standard of entries so far as been incredibly high so to see those entries and post your one for EBITDA go HERE and for Jabba's yacht go HERE and e now also have a Call Me Dave tax dodging caption contest HERE

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8 April 2016, 12:10 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Metal Tiger the debate - CEOs should not talk share prices on twitter

I stand accused by Was Shakoor, Doc Holiday and others of being a tad charitable towards Metal Tiger (MTR) in today's BearCast HERE. Folks if you listen carefully you will note that I said the shares were clearly overvalued in relation to NAV. I do however make one observation about a tweet below from Paul Johnson the CEO.

8 April 2016, 11:53 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Could Andalas Energy (aka dog CEB) be booted off the AIM Casino in two weeks time after raising the most expensive debt in AIM history?

I am only asking but the much ramped Andalas Energy (ADL) formerly the much ramped CEB Resources has got two weeks to pubish an AIM readmission document or it will be booted off the AIM casino. It would be farewell to rule breaking ramper Dave Whitby, no great loss. 

8 April 2016, 11:30 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Justin Farr Jones of Beacon Hill & hairdresser Infamy turns to blogging but CV misleads methinks

You may remember Justin Farr Jones of Beacon Hill infamy - the man of the uber dodgy share dealings with his pal the hairdresser (HERE). Apparently he is now a blogger and financial services guru. I'd rather take financial advice from a big issue seller than Justin but each to their own. Check out his - ultra-tedious - blog HERE.

8 April 2016, 11:03 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith BearCast 8 April - Waz v Metal Tiger as Oakley & I tidy up

If a I yawn a bit it is because the Mrs was away last night so I stayed up late watching a great Dan Snow programme about the vikings. I digress. I start with Gary Newman and Waz Shakoor vs Metal Tiger (MTR). Then it is on to Pathfinder Minerals (PFP), Greatland Gold (GGP) - it looks wrong to me - Bonmarche (BON), Edenville (EDL), Milamber Ventures (MLVP), Strat Aero (AERO) and once again Ascent (AST) where management are now reaping what they sowed. Oh, and we have some exciting news on www.UKInvestorshow - Ho, ho, ho. The Oakley headline is explained in the podcast.

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8 April 2016, 10:27 | By Tom Winnifrith |

So David Cameron finally Comes Clean on the Panama Papers and tax - Oh no he doesn't

Finally at the fifth attempt David Cameron says that he has come clean about the offshore Blairmore Trust set up by his late father and exposed in the Panama Papers. Or has he come clean?

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25 March 2017, 12:10 | By Tom Winnifrith |

The March edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - with why we fight fraud

The March edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring 7 share tips, company profiles, interview with Richard Poulden of PCGE, why we fight fraud & fake news on Channel 4, Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, a look at the banksters and much more.

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19 March 2017, 15:24 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest Sponsored by the FRAUD Cloudtag (again)

It has only just dawned on me that in exactly two weeks time, at 4.30 PM I shall be cracking open the ouzo to celebrate the fact that no Nomad on AIM is so desperate for cash and morally bankrupt that it will act for the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG). And there will thus be an RNS issued to say that it will be slung off the Casino. As that day looms, how will the Bulletin Board Morons spin that as good news? Happy hunting on Cloudtag threads - and others - as we ask you to nominate the most moronic BB posts or tweets in the comments section below. The deadline is midnight Sunday 19th March and, yes, Wildes our pet in-house loon - can nominate his own posts if he wishes.

21 March 2017, 14:26 | By Tom Winnifrith |

A One Off: Meet and talk 1-2-1 with Nigel Wray, the man dubbed Britain's Buffett only at UK Investor on April 1

Normally Nigel Wray turns up at UK Investor, talks and leaves. This year - our 15th anniversary party - is different. He will be there from start to finish and when not on stage that opens up a unique opportunity for those attending on April 1. For more than 40 years, Nigel , the man dubbed Britain's Buffett, has been a stockmarket legend for his ability to generate stellar returns not by wild gambling on mining punts or biotech start ups but by rigid value investing. Like the Original Buffett, the Sage of Omaha, Wray is a bottom up value investor who buys and holds. Would you like to know what he thinks is the cheapest share in London? Would you like a one to one chat with Nigel?

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19 March 2017, 10:26 | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

Notes from Underground: The Teddy Bears picnic

ShareProphets readership increases every week - we can tell because we're a registration site and if you unsubscribe, you are kicked off the site. We don't have a dead subscription list like other, lesser, sites.

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19 March 2017, 11:02 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

19 March 2017, 11:57 | By Cynical Bear |

Milestone Group: Shocking ramptastic RNS’s with just one purpose – placing anyone?

Tom and I have been pretty consistent in our criticism of lifestyle company, Milestone Group (MSG), and although it was touched upon in Friday’s Bearcast (HERE), I thought the ridiculous recent RNS’s required a bit more of a kicking. It is an appalling effort with one sole purpose, to try to seduce new mug punters into supporting this useless company.

20 March 2017, 08:18 | By Malcolm Stacey |

How the Weak Oil Price Threatens the Footsie's Perky Progress

Hello Share Twirlers. Though the Footsie has been striding ahead, it would have done far better if the oil price had behaved itself. We are not just talking oil shares, but the whole of the share economy. A weak oil price has a negative effect all round.

19 March 2017, 13:13 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Precious Metals Video Update: Short-Term Upside But How Much?

In this video Jordan Roy-Byrne of Palisade discusses the short-term upside potential in gold stocks and the key resistance levels. It would be a good sign for miners if they can test their February highs. Otherwise, the sector would remain in a trading range.

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19 March 2017, 13:14 | By Gary Newman |

Is it worth giving Chariot another chance?

Chariot Oil and Gas (CHAR) has begun to get my attention again recently as it has plenty going on operationally during the next year or so, and could well become a popular share to be in once again.

19 March 2017, 14:19 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Stuttard’s Septic Seven – March update (or is that down-date?)

Marcus Stuttard, as head of AIM, completely trusts and supports the regulatory framework of the world’s most successful growth market. As such, and ever keen to help, ShareProphets put together a beautifully diversified portfolio of AIM-listed stocks for him, so that he could demonstrate his faith in the system he oversees by investing in stocks which we have Red Flagged. How better than to put his money where his mouth is to show us that there is nothing wrong. Last time I revisited the portfolio it was down by some 23%. If that had Mr Stuttard feeling a bit queasy, he had better look away now….

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19 March 2017, 15:23 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Theresa May forgets the wise words of Ronald Reagan at her peril

In today's podcast I look at Peak Club - the mad debt binge at Soho House and what it tells us about asset bubbles and more. Then I cover Theresa May's misguided proposals on executive pay before finally covering the latest boardroom antics at Bowleven (BLVN) , putting it up for sale.

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19 March 2017, 15:13 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Servision – AIM Rule 26 webpage almost a year out of date, and where is Cascade TR-1?

AIM-listed Servision (SEV) still looks to be a story too good to be true. With the company scraping by on boardroom emergency loans and running out of cash, along comes Cascade which agrees to pump in boat-loads of cash at more than 400% of the prevailing share price. We have been told that the first tranche of shares has now been issued (and, indeed, admitted to trading on the Casino), and the cash received. But we’ve not had a TR-1. And why is the company’s AIM Rule 26 major shareholdings web-page almost a year out of date?

19 March 2017, 15:20 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Jason Drummond's Gametech: Heading for administration but is it all what it seems?

Four days before Christmas I revealed that after Teathers Financial (TEA), the next venture of Jason Drummond, Gametech, was planning a listing on NEX Markets c/o London's worst financial adviser/Nomad Mr Roland "Fatty" Cornish. Wind forward and the Court filing below suggests that it is on the brink of bankruptcy. But is all it seems?

20 March 2017, 08:26 | By Gary Newman |

Zinc Media looks expensive based on latest financials

Small AIM outfit Zinc Media (ZIN) released its interim results last week and trumpeted that it is continuing to move in the right direction, but I would question whether the turnaround is happening fast enough to make the shares attractive.

20 March 2017, 08:27 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Milestone Group – a lifestyle business for Deborah White: the hard data

I think Deborah White of Milestone Group (MSG) should be fired and then made to to a perp walk for her blatant breach of AIM rules with regard to non disclosure of price sensitive information. But there is another reason to hand Debs a p45 today...her stunning record of non delivery. It is worth chronicling just how bad it is.

20 March 2017, 11:14 | By Steve Moore |

CAP-XX – interims argue “excellent progress”, but financials look CrAP (XX)

Self-described “world leader in the design and manufacture of supercapacitors, which considerably extend the performance of batteries”, CAP-XX (CPX) has announced results including that it “has again made excellent progress over the six months to 31 December 2016 and beyond in building on and refining its strategy”. Sounds positive. What? The shares currently 16% lower, at 8.5p?!?…

20 March 2017, 09:52 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

China FRAUD Aquatic Foods Q4 update: drowning in a sea of Red Flags

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty purveyor of all things fishy, Aquatic Foods (AFG), has updated on 2016 Q4 trading this morning. In a statement plastered with Red Flags it would appear that the company is nearing the final chapter of the China Norfolk playbook as we are warned that there has been a spot of bother getting cash out of China. Is it bye-bye to the dividend? 

25 March 2017, 12:10 | By Tom Winnifrith |

The March edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - with why we fight fraud

The March edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring 7 share tips, company profiles, interview with Richard Poulden of PCGE, why we fight fraud & fake news on Channel 4, Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, a look at the banksters and much more.

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25 March 2017, 12:12 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Sponsored by London South East

Well this is a company that will sponsor any old crap and let's face it, 95% of Bulletin Board Morons post on the LSE Asylum. As the countdown to the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) being booted off AIM next week accelerates you kind of sense which stock will be the focus of most entries. The competition rules are simple. Just nominate the daftest post on a BB or on twitter in the comments section below. Once again, our in-house semi-trained loon Wildes is allowed to nominate his own posts. The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 26th March. Post away!

24 March 2017, 08:07 | By Tom Winnifrith |

David Buik of Panmure - not sure if your tweet is shameful or just pointless

David Buik is one of those City grandees you are not allowed to criticise. It is like having a go at the late Queen Mum or beating baby seals to death. In that vein he sent out a wteet today which is wrong but I am not sure why exactly.

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23 March 2017, 14:29 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Paternoster Resources why cheap could be incredibly expensive

I comment on the hopeless response of smug MPs and the established media to yesterday's terror attack on my own website in a podcast HERE. On the markets I look at expectations management at Next (NXT), at how we know or knew about the balance sheet at Toople (TOOP) covered HERE by Cynical Bear or Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) heading for 0p and covered in detail by me earlier HERE. I look at Public Services Properties (PSPI ) and what its AIM casino departure says about RTOs and contingent liabilities - which reminds me again of New World Oil & Gas (NEW). Finally I have a detailed look at the strange world of Paternoster Resources (PRS), not a stock you have to own in any way. PS Cynical Bear is not me. Can you see any typos in his articles?

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24 March 2017, 15:37 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: You cannot finesse & trade fundamentals: ref Minoan & Wishbone

The Mrs (on maternity leave) is off galavanting somewhere. Eight days ahead of UK Investor, the busiest time of the year, I am babysitting. I am such a god damn frigging feminist. Anyhow I record this in terror lest Joshua wakes up. In today's podcast I explain why you cannot finesse a trade on a fundamental play and discuss Minoan (MIN) and Wishbone (WSBN) in that vein. I look at Digital Barriers (DGB) the latest triumph from Cloudtag (CTAG) moron in chief Liam Nichols. I discuss Tethys (RPL) which like Cloudtag is soon to leave the AIM Casino, Nyota (NYO) and London Capital (LCG).

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24 March 2017, 11:11 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Management Resource Solutions holds gun to head of poor shareholders

When running Broken Hill Resources (BHR) into the ground Murray D'Almeida threatened shareholders to vote for a crap deal at a GM or face wipe-out. Despite the infamous hairdresser sham placing, shareholders voted against Murray and his colleagues on the "screw you - we hate you so much" principle. Now with D'Almeida pulling strings at Management Resource Solutions (MRS) as a consultant - to avoid GM eviction shame see HERE - the same threat is being used.

24 March 2017, 08:07 | By Tom Winnifrith & Darren Atwater |

Yet another Cloudtag Countdown clock - how long till the Fady Lady sings?

If no Nomad is prepared to act for the FRAUD Cloudtag (CTAG) then its shares, now suspended, will be booted off the AIM Casino. No AIM = no death spiral funding so it will - very soon - run out of, other people's cash, and will go bust. But the first step is being booted off AIM. And, inspired by liar Amit Ben Haim, we have a useful countdown clock until that ouzo moment. Enjoy.

25 March 2017, 12:13 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith: The Top short sellers, bears and fraudbusters all together on April 1 - don't miss out

You might hate bear raiders. You might think that short selling is unethical. But what you cannot argue with is that ignoring men such as Evil Knievil when they sniff out a fraud or accounting malpractice will cost you a packet. At last year's UK Investor Show the Country's top bears did a detailed presention on AIM darling Avanti Communications, one of the AIM companies most beloved by professional fund managers. Since that warning Avanti shares have collapsed by more than 90%. This year the bears have new targets.

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24 March 2017, 08:07 | By Malcolm Stacey |

How to Make Money on Full-Year Results - If You Dare

Hello Sharemates. As predicted on this glorious website some time ago, the share price of IQE (IQE) would fall on reporting day - and then recover. In the event when the figures were revealed on Tuesday, the shares fell by about 12%. This was not logical, as the results were rather perky, as I outlined at the time.

23 March 2017, 14:28 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Twitter Investment Genius Caption Contest

The fellow or lady from the Costa del Crime is yet to tweet but he (or she) has a cracking portfolio as you can see on his/her profile, headed up by the fraud Cloudatag (CTAG). In light of that I wonder if you would care to suggest a first tweet as our caption contest with a twist. Submit your entries in the comments section below. The deadline is midnight tonight, 23rd March

24 March 2017, 14:03 | By Steve Moore |

Flowgroup – energy supply business disposal & microCHP boiler production updates

Writing last month on Flowgroup (FLOW) I noted the shares down below 6p, having been 25p+ less than a year ago. Having fallen further, to sub 4p, they have currently recovered to 5p following a couple of recent announcements…

24 March 2017, 08:07 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Gametech Beer & Popcorn time: Drummond vs Skelhorn, the latter bites back with a vengeance

The demise of Gametech PLC the next venture of Jason Drummond after the Teather's (TEA) debacle looks clear - so much for a stockmarket float care of London's worst Nomad Roland "Fatty" Cornish. We revealed the Gametech was heading for tits up town HERE last week. Now Mr Drummond's apparent arch enemy Richard Skelhorn has bitten back with an official statement relating to that article:

24 March 2017, 11:10 | By Steve Moore |

Digital Barriers – trading warning (you were warned). Timberrrrrr…

Shares in surveillance technology company Digital Barriers (DGB) are currently more than 17.5% lower, at 25.5p, on the back of a “Trading Update” announcement. Trading warning ahoy! You were warned

24 March 2017, 11:09 | By HotStockRockets |

ECR Minerals - New Aussie Gold license, things are starting to bubble

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.

23 March 2017, 14:25 | By Steve Moore |

Solid State – full-year trading update, what does “broadly in line” mean here?

Specialist electronic equipment manufacturer and components distributor Solid State (SOLI) has made a “Trading Update” announcement – and the following reviews with the shares currently more than 10% lower, at around 450p, in response…

25 March 2017, 10:43 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Shore Cap on Amryt at 18.5p - target price increased from 35p to 88p!

Shore cap is House broker to Amryt Pharma (AMYT) so everything it writes cannot be said to be any way shape or form impartial. And since we own a shed load of the shares we are biased as hell too. Having said that this note is detailed and lifting the target price from 35p to 88p in light of recent news is pretty dramatic given that the shares were 18.5p on Friday when this "most excellent" research note came out.

25 March 2017, 12:07 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Crown Ocean slams the management of Bowleven - makes very serious allegations

I have just noted that my old pal "thirsty" David Bick is doing the PR for hedge fund Crown Ocean in its battle to oust the shamed, discredited and unwanted board and management at Bowleven (BLVN). If you are in a scrap with utter scumbags having Bick on your side is no bad thing as he is the king of this form of trench warfare, gutter warfare. Team Crown issued a statement on Friday which is damning. You will remember that the management of Bowleven is still in place despite shareholders voting most of the bastards off the board and now they are trying to flog the company. Crown - quite correctly - smells a monstrous rat. It states:

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