ShareProphets

Wednesday 26 April 2017 The one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares


29 September 2014, 17:21 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Camkids Interims - an inexplicable dividend cut from a Chinese POS on the AIM Casino

Another day and another Chinese POS on the AIM casino has cut its cash dividend for reasons that one can only explain in one way. Today’s little shocker is Camkids (CAMK) a shoe producer from Fujian like Naibu (NBU) and those German listed Chinese frauds.

29 September 2014, 15:53 | By Mark Howitt |

Practical Tips you can take From One Up on Wall Street Part Four

Peter Lynch makes an obvious but interesting point about the PE ratio of shares in his classic One Up on Wall Street. “If you buy back shares in a company selling at two times earnings (a p/e of 2), you will earn back your initial investment in two years, but in a company selling at 40 times earnings (a p/e of 40) it would take forty years to accomplish the same thing. Cher might be a great-grandmother by then. With all the low p/e opportunities around, why would anybody buy a stock with a high p/e?”

29 September 2014, 15:32 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Quindell – No Reason for the Share Price Movement: Bollocks & I refer you to 2002

Quenron (QPP) has today sought to reassure investors that there is no reason for its shares to be collapsing. There is. I shall come to that in a second. But first, here is what the Quinnovation Group has to say:

29 September 2014, 14:57 | By Mark Howitt |

Practical Tips you can Take From One Up on Wall Street Part Three

Alright then share punters, we’re onto the third part of practical tips you can take From the investment bible One Up on Wall Street. Peter Lynch is a fan of companies using their excess capital to buy back their own shares.

.

29 September 2014, 14:43 | By Malcolm Stacey |

How Those Wily Americans Are Proving Me Wrong.

Hello Share Dabblers. I think I may have spoken too soon when a said not that long ago that the USA was losing its grip on the world economy.

28 September 2014, 22:58 | By ShareProphets |

Register NOW to get priority booking on the Tom Winnifrith seminars

The first ShareProphets Monday seminar is tomorrow. It booked out ten days ago. Fifty folks will from 6 PM on the 29th be enjoying free pizza and wine in Clerkenwell and listening to presentations by Premaitha, Fox Marble and Anglo African Agriculture and to one by me on 10 ways that AIM companies mislead investors by inflating profits. I shall illustrate my talk with real examples. The next talk is on 19th October and they continue every two weeks thereafter.

.

28 September 2014, 22:56 | By ShareProphets |

ShareProphets Reader Poll – Tesco – how much of a dog’s dinner?

It is always the way with corporate scandals, the bad news just keeps bon coming. And so the weekend press makes dire reading for Tesco (TSCO). Prior year accounts may be restated, the Serious Fraud Office is bound to be involved and the useless non-exec chairman looks a worse bet to make it into the New Year than your average factory armed turkey. So what’s your take n Tesco shares. Do you think:

28 September 2014, 22:43 | By ShareProphets |

ShareProphets Share Tip of the week: Leyshon Energy

Yes we know this company operates in China but it is not a Chinese company but it is valued as if it is one. At 3.25p to buy Leyshon Energy (LEN) is the ShareProphets share tip of the week.

28 September 2014, 22:21 | By Amanda Van Dyke |

Follow the super rich out of the money bubble and into physical assets and gold...

You know that I am a bull of gold. Put simply I am an Austrian economist so I view the unprecedented printing of money that as QE as having only one outcome and that has to be bullish for gold. James Turk, the founder of Goldmoney explains what a money bubble is why we are in one already in an interview recorded with my colleagues at Palisade Capital this week. 

.

28 September 2014, 20:00 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Does everyone lose their jobs if a holding company goes tits up? Ref the Quindell 4,000

I see that various Bulletin Board Morons accuse me of threatening 4,000 jobs at Quindell (QPP). Just for them, I offer a basic lesson in markets and economics.

28 September 2014, 18:11 | By Mark Howitt |

Practical Tips you can take From One Up on Wall Street Part Two

Welcome back, so let’s get right into more interesting advice! Peter Lynch also likes a share that “does something disagreeable”.  A great example which I’ve analysed HERE is British American Tobacco (BATS).

.

28 September 2014, 18:03 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Quindell Takes You to the Cleaners Spot the Difference Contest – Winner announced

On Friday I asked you to provide suitable captions in our Quindell (QPP) Spot the Difference Competition. The two photos below show the storefront of one profitable and cash generative operation where you don’t lose your shirt and …the logo of Quenron. And the winning caption is:

28 September 2014, 17:49 | By ShareProphets |

Jordan Roy-Byrne calling a big upside rally in physical gold & silver and mining stocks

Our pals at Palisade Capital, employer of the mining guru Amanda Van Dyke, serve up a weekly podcast on gold with Jordan Roy-Byrne. This week he made a big call – he is calling abig turn upwards in physical gold and silver. This has clear implications for share prices across the mining sector. Okay he is a chartist but still it is an interesting call.

.

28 September 2014, 17:39 | By Chris Bailey of Financial Orbit |

On balance the signals are bearish

Afer two weeks of globe-trotting Financial Orbit is back and a scan of the macro signals from around the world should give bears, rather than bulls cause for celebration. There is the odd bull opportunity but on balance it does not look so good.

.

28 September 2014, 17:05 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Piers Linney of Outsourcery – Entrepreneur of the year? You’re ‘avin’ a bubble!

All business awards ceremonies are a load of cock where those obsessed with personal PR, lobby and self-promote and then slap themselves on the back. I shall be turning my fire on the AIM awards very shortly. But as it happens I think the Black business awards make a serious point, but this year they may well lose all credibility as Piers Linney of AIM casino disaster story Outsourcery (OUT) is up for a gong.

28 September 2014, 16:02 | By Mark Howitt |

Practical Tips you can Take From One Up on Wall Street Part One

So you’ll remember my ‘advice of others’ post recently HERE, If you are going to listen to advice you might as well listen to people who make a lot of money. This goes for self development too! Peter Lynch certainly qualifies in that regard, being the portfolio manager of Fidelity Magellan Fund, which was the best performing fund in the world under his leadership from May 1977 to May 1990.

.

28 September 2014, 15:53 | By Tom Winnifrith |

One man who has made money out of Quindell

Yes you can make money out of Quindell (QPP). That Rob Terry with his seven figure salary and bonus and perks package is doing okay. But the ordinary man on the street can make money too. And here’s how:

27 September 2014, 01:04 | By Edmund Shing |

Why Do Punters Love AIM so much? Mid-Caps are so much better...

OK, so I am misleading you - in the title of this post, I ask the question "Why do punters love AIM so much?", when I know the answer. It is like lottery gambling, where you are hoping to strike it rich by unearthing a multi-bagger of an investment!

.

27 September 2014, 00:04 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Quindell now at 136.5p – 75% off highs where next & a reminder of 8th August

Shares in Quenron (QPP) plunged last week to close last week at 136.5p. They are now more than 75% off their highs. Where do we go next? Down obviously. The question is when not if they hit 0p. And here’s why.

27 September 2014, 00:00 | By Steve Moore |

Monitise plc – do director buys and research update convince?

Since my previous comment on mobile money technology platforms and services company Monitise (MONI) - which followed an announcement from Visa that it is “considering its options with regard to its Monitise stake” and “intends to continue increasing its investment in its own in-house capabilities and, as a result, reducing its use of external resources”, researcher Edison has updated and there has been some boardroom share buying. The following updates with the shares, having recovered to above 35p, currently slipping back towards 30p.

20 hours ago | By ShareProphets |

The April edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - UK Investor Show edition

The April edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring Metal Tiger, BMR, Harley Investments, Action Hotels and much more.

.

3 days ago | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest - sponsored by MoneySwap

This week's contest is graciously sponsored by MoneySwap, the Filthy Forty constituent that has this week requested to be dropped from the AIM market.

7 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

How the Snap Election Will Affect Your Share Prices

Hello Share Pillagers. We all should have known something big was going to happen by the way shares were marked down heavily after the Easter break. On Easter Monday, when our stock market was closed, the US version was open. During that session, American shares rose by about 1%. That usually means British shares rise in tandem, but not this time.

.

7 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Westminster Group – emphasises “pleased” & placing “oversubscribed”. Hmmm…

Westminster Group (WSG) “is pleased to announce a placing” (to raise a gross £1 million at 10p per share) and “the conversion of the balance of the convertible loan notes issued to Darwin Capital Ltd eliminating the facility”. The shares have though responded more than 15% lower…

7 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Distil – update on recent UK Investor Show 'Dragon's Den' selection as the shares rise again

Shares in recent UK Investor Show 'Dragon's Den' selection (at 2.15p, having also been selected last year at sub 1p), Distil (DIS) have bounced a further just over 5% on the back of a “Listing in Major UK Supermarket Chain /Tdg Update” announcement...

7 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Peter Hambro of Petropavlovsk presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Peter Hambro, Chairman of Petropavlovsk (POG), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

7 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Joe Salomon of Oilex presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Joe Salomon, Managing Director of Oilex (OEX), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

7 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Michael McNeilly, CEO of Metal Tiger, presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Michael McNeilly, CEO of Metal Tiger (MTR), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

7 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Dr Doom, David Scott, presents imminent economic collapse at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Dr Doom, David Scott, presents imminent economic collapse. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

.

6 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Higher Hopes for the Man from the Pru

Hello Share Troopers. I’ve long been a fan of British insurance giants. They are a chance to invest in the fast-moving financial world without too much fear of heavy fines and compensation payments for mis-selling and so on. Though, of course, there is an element of that.

7 days ago | By Steve Moore |

ASA Resource – updates on cash “unaccounted for”...

Having yesterday reported that there is strong evidence of funds “amounting to several million US dollars” being transferred to entities in China without full value being received and that “analysis reveals that there is a pressing need for cash”, ASA Resource Group (ASA) states it now “provides further information on the group's cash position”

7 days ago | By Gary Newman |

Orosur looks under-valued as gold shows continued strength

Orosur Mining (OMI) certainly isn’t amongst the more popular resource stocks on AIM and trading volumes are often verging on non-existent, but I believe that many are missing an opportunity here as they go chasing rainbows with companies that are years away from production, assuming they ever actually get to that stage!

7 days ago | By Steve Moore & Tom Winnifrith |

Veltyco - fundraise and proposed acquisitions. Hmmm...but BUY

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”

7 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Lombard Risk Management – emphasises ahead of expectations, but what about sustainable cash generation?

Lombard Risk Management (LRM) has updated that it anticipates exceeding analyst consensus expectations for its year ended 31st March 2017 and “remains confident” looking ahead. What’s that though expected to be “in the region of £2.4m to £2.8m”“Adjusted EBITDA”. Hmmm…

6 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Paul Atherley, MD of Berkeley Energia, presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Paul Atherley, Managing Director of Berkeley Energia (BKY), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

6 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Richard Poulden of Wishbone Gold presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Richard Poulden, CEO of Wishbone Gold (WSBN), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

6 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Colin Bird of Xtract Resources presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Colin Bird, Executive Chairman of Xtract Resources (XTR), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

20 hours ago | By ShareProphets |

The April edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - UK Investor Show edition

The April edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring Metal Tiger, BMR, Harley Investments, Action Hotels and much more.

.

20 hours ago | By ShareProphets |

TODAY: Patience, patience, patience and yet more patience - that is the key to making money from shares

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....

.

20 hours ago | By Darren Atwater |

2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

African Potash - the legal case for victims of the fraud almost underway

Before I call it a day I want to see the victims of the African Potash (AFPO) fraud get some of their money back, even if some of those victims were fairly beastly to me as I exposed the fraud. Friday's bombshell from Potash shows the game is up but the big frauds happened before this worthless enterprise was booted off AIM. To that end I have been working to help put together a legal action. That action is now almost underway and Peter Petyt, the man running things, wrote to more than 50 victims who have come forward at the weekend. If you lost money and want to try to get it back it is not too late to contact Peter. His letter & contact details follow.

2 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Paul Scott finds Nigel Wray's and Paul Mumford's investment strategies at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Paul Scott finds Nigel Wray's and Paul Mumford's investment strategies. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

.

2 days ago | By David Scott |

You are hereby on notice as retail bubbles start to pop

Artificial political constructs never last. The EU is great for the “elites” in Brussels; not so much for the average citizen and the tragedy of monetary union is that Europe's political class has gone to extreme lengths to hold the euro together regardless of underlying economic logic. But this has only perpetuated and exacerbated the coming political crisis. "Monetary union has created a conflict between a centralised elite on the one hand, and the forces of democracy at the national level on the other. This is extraordinarily dangerous,” Mervyn King wrote in his recent book 'The End of Alchemy'. 

.

24 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Hell's Teeth, does Peterhouse do any due diligence at all - meet the carbon spiv hooking up with African Potash?

As I flagged up over the weekend, in a desperate attempt to keep the fraud from becoming insolvent, African Potash (AFPO) has proposed a RTO of a company called Onshore Energy Limited, OEL. Lyin' Chris Cleverley Potash's boss is also a director and shareholder on OEL. But it gets worse. Much worse.

2 days ago | By Steve Moore |

WANdisco – record contract win & Q1 update offer some further encouragement, but…

I previously wrote on WANdisco (WAND) in January – ‘one quarter does not an investment make, but offers some encouragement for shareholders’. The following updates with the shares currently on the rise on the back of a “Significant customer win and Q1 update” announcement…

24 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

Stanley Gibbons – sells rare Indian stamps for record £500,000

Stanley Gibbons (SGI) has announced it “has sold one of the rarest pieces of Indian Philately to a private collector-investor in Australia for £500,000, the highest price ever paid for a single Indian philatelic item”.

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

Filthy Forty Taihua – shares fall after GM approves delisting, but massive sudden surge today

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) announced last Friday that the EGM called to approve the company’s proposed delisting from the AIM Casino had passed the proposals with the requisite majority. The shares are expected to depart the world’s most successful (but perhaps not for Taihua) growth market first thing on 8 May. In the wake of the announcement – at 4.15pm last Friday, bordering on no-one-is-watching o’clock - the shares again nose-dived, registering a new low of 0.1p on the bid yesterday, but all of a sudden the stock is on the rampage this morning. What is going on?

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

Advanced Oncotherapy – more spoofery as NED buys yet more shares

AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) – teetering on the brink of having to call an EGM to reduce its nominal share capital under the terms of its death-spiral funding package with Bracknor – has announced yet another director share purchase, the fourth just this month (if we ignore the botched 7am RNS of 4 April). As ever, this is just a spoof in order to encourage more buying in the market so as to allow Bracknor to offload more of its death-spiral conversion shares as Advanced hopes and prays for the next £1.235 million tranche of funding before the coffers run dry.

20 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

African Potash –PKF Littlejohn LLP hang your head in shame

On 12 April 2017, the fraud that is African Potash (AFPO) announced a change of auditors from RSM UK Audit LLP to PKF Littlejohn LLP. One can understand why RSM UK Audit LLP might be keen to cease its relationship with a company with the frankly appalling track record of African Potash but how desperate does PKF Littlejohn LLP look in taking on African Potash as an audit client?

24 hours ago | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

Silver Reaching a Major Inflection Point – Investors Beware!

The COT report reveals the large paper short and long positions in silver. Currently it appears to be indicating a small downtrend in the silver market. In this week's Palisade podcast David Morgan discusses how silver markets move and how they can be pushed to the downside once investors run low on cash, as banks will short the market at opportune moments.

.

2 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Goals Soccer Centres – admits preliminary merger discussions, but a golden opportunity?

Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) has admitted “preliminary discussions with key rival Powerleague on “combining the two businesses”, though emphasises that is “but one of the strategic opportunities currently being assessed by the Goals board”

21 hours ago | By Steve Moore |

Blancco Technology – “Q3 Trading Update, Cash Flow Review and Funding”. Uh oh…

An announcement from Blancco Technology Group (BLTG) entitled “Q3 Trading Update, Cash Flow Review and Funding”. Hmmm, I’d guess it ain’t gonna be positive…

2 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Winner of the Bulletin Board moron of the Week, sponsored by MoneySwap

Truly, there are no winners from the pool of Bulletin Board morons, only those who succeed in making our eyes roll the furthest.