ShareProphets

Thursday 29 June 2017 The one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares


14 November 2014, 09:12 | By Nigel Somerville, The Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Optimal payments- is this the sixth company in the Equities First Scandal?

With a very big hat tip to ‘ROB’ who posted a comment on my article “Equities First and a cancer at the heart of the AIM Cesspit” I bring you Optimal Payments (OPAY) which is, according to ADVFN, a £668 million enterprise trading on the AIM Cesspit. I have to say that I have not the slightest clue what this company does, but that is not the point.

14 November 2014, 08:57 | By Robert Tyerman |

Transformation goes through at Goldstone

Goldstone Resources (GRL), the unloved West African gold explorer whose shares have fallen 98% in 10 years, is entering a new era, which long-suffering investors must hope will radically improve its prospects. Shareholders have approved a package of measures, including a £1.4 million investment by fellow AIM counter Stratex International (STI) and the replacement of Goldstone’s chairman Jonathan Best by Christopher Hall of Stratex, putting Stratex into the driving seat.

14 November 2014, 08:56 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Our Readers Reckon Rob Terry’s Quindell margin call was 69p (and they are right) so what did Rob do?

Quindell (QPP) has yet to fess up as to what price Rob Terry, Larry Moorse and Steve Scott face margin calls on their Equities First Holdings LLC “loans”. But having reflected upon the matter I agree with our readers who overwhelmingly reckon it is 69p on which basis Mr 2+2 has already faced an unwelcome phone call from the hoods in Indianapolis.

14 November 2014, 08:48 | By Nigel Somerville, The Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Cloudbuy & Westhouse (Nomad) and that Equities First Deal – About That Clarification

I vented my spleen about Wednesday’s ‘clarification’ RNS regarding the Equities First Holdings ‘loan’ which turned out to be a ‘sale’ by Chairman Ronald Duncan - HERE. I have calmed down now, and cool analysis of what we were told raises yet more questions. Serious questions. We have not yet had a full disclosure.

14 November 2014, 08:38 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

So where is that injunction Quindell bitchez? Here is its bully boy lawyers letter to me in full

On August 19 2014 Quindell (QPP) threatened me with a bully boy lawyer’s letter demanding inter alia that I sign a grovelling apology drafted by it, pay its lawyers bills and damages and that it would get an injunction against me to stop me accusing it and Rob Terry of being a fraud. As with all fraudsters you will note that Terry was using the company’s lawyers (i.e. not his cash but shareholder’s cash) for his case. I now publish that letter in full. And I ask the liars, crooks and frauds at Quindell where is that injunction?

14 November 2014, 08:37 | By Gary Newman |

Afren Offers Great value

With the recent fall in oil prices many companies in the oil and gas sector look ‘cheap’, but Afren (AFR) has to be one of the best value buys around.

14 November 2014, 08:28 | By Ben Turney |

Gulfsands Petroleum; is a boardroom coup the answer?

On Tuesday, Waterford Finance & Investment, a 26.51% shareholder in Gulfsands Petroleum (GPX), issued this announcement calling for a general meeting to remove CEO Mahdi Sajjad and commercial director Kenneth Judge from the board. Shareholders now face a stark choice. They can either support a pair of directors, who have apparently failed sufficiently to redefine the company’s strategy, or put their faith in the motives and intentions of Guernsey based Waterford. It’s a very tough call.

14 November 2014, 08:27 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Quindell "one of the most interesting tech plays of 2014" claims its PR bimbos - will Rob Terry chicken out on Thursday?

Redleaf Polhill, the PR firm for the fraud Quindell (QPP) is holding its "tech showcase 2014" next Thursday in the City with five of what it terms "the most interesting plays" presenting. And yes, you have guessed it! One of those interesting plays is Quenron. I am almost tempted to delay my Greek trip by 48 hours to go along for the free booze, canapes, coke, hookers and the chance to hear Rob Terry present and field some questions.

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14 November 2014, 08:17 | By Steve Moore |

Table of changes in net short positions - week to 11/11/2014

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details changes to net short positions in the last week (red if short increased, green if reduced)...

14 November 2014, 08:17 | By Steve Moore |

Idox plc – full-year trading statement sees guidance maintained, but is it reassuring enough?

Idox plc (IDOX) has updated that results for its year ended 31st October 2014 “will be in line with market expectations, with revenues 6% higher on last year” and that it “has made good progress across its businesses, allowing it to maintain its forward guidance”. The following updates after I, early this year, identified the shares as a possible small recovery punt as they were recovering from around the 30p level.

14 November 2014, 08:16 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Quindell - can it be saved like The Innovation Group? A Bearcast Special with Tom Winnifrith

The default position of Quindell (QPP) bulls is that in a worst case scenario it can be saved as was the Innovation Group (TIG) when the fraudster Rob Terry exits stage left. They might not get all their cash back but they would not lose everything. In this podcast, I examine this proposition and conclude that it is rather different this tme and hence why 0p is the only end game for Quenron. 

14 November 2014, 08:16 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Insurance Shares Are a Good Bet – But Which Ones to Choose?

Hello Share Trundlers. My main current reason for buying shares in insurance companies is that they are set fair to take advantage of the ever-improving financial situation, following the now long-gone credit crunch of 2007/8.

13 November 2014, 13:53 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

The Business Ethics (lack of) of conman Rob Terry of Quindell & his mobile number for you all

I have demonstrated that Rob Terry and Quindell (QPP) have committed accounting fraud, Securities fraud and lied to investors on a serial basis.  The shares are tanking because last week Terry said he was buying shares when he was in fact selling in size. The man is a conman and his company has from the start been one big con. If you still own shares just look at the character of the man. I take you back to 2011.

13 November 2014, 13:43 | By Chris Oil |

Game Changing News for Rockhopper Exploration – buy with a 220p target

It’s always good when your broker rings you up asking what do you want me to do with Rockhopper as there are so many buyers on the books. Simple buy more. 

13 November 2014, 12:57 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith BearCast Special on Quindell (Fidelity Blinks), IGAS and its Scumbag Nomad Jefferies

Fidelity is dumping its shares in Quenron (QPP) and I explain what this means. Jefferies is defending IGAS (IGAS) by doing nothing and I explian why it is so foolish to do so. This will explode in the face of IGAS and its piss poor Nomad. A quick ten minute blast - no holds barred stuff

13 November 2014, 12:54 | By Robert Tyerman |

Stellar Diamonds sees first Guinea cash flow

The West African state of Guinea may be at the centre of the deadly ebola epidemic and shares in regional gem explorer Stellar Diamonds (STEL) may have fallen 94% since their 2007 AIM float. But chairman Lord Daresbury sounds optimistic about the company’s ‘near-term objective to become a significant diamond producer in the West African region…at a time when the outlook for rough diamond prices is positive.’

13 November 2014, 12:23 | By Lucian Miers |

IGas. How about an explanation?

If I were an IGas  (IGAS) shareholder, I would be more than a little miffed. While the truth is being slowly extracted like a painful tooth from NOMADs  Cenkos (Quindell} and Westhouse (Cloudbuy) over their clients’ dealings with Equity First Holdings LLC (EFH), Jefferies maintains a deafening and belligerent silence.

13 November 2014, 12:06 | By Steve Moore |

Table of most shorted shares in London - 11/11/2014

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the most shorted shares (by total net short position %) and if this total position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since a previous analysis HERE.

13 November 2014, 11:46 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Tom Winnifrith's BearCast - 13 November

This is my longest podcast in this series to date as in the last ten minutes I got rather excited about the growing stink at Touchstone Gold. Before that there is comment on Quindell, African Minerals, Jubilee Platinum, Volex, San Leon Energy, profits warnings and Coms.

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13 November 2014, 10:39 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Video of MX Oil at ShareProphets Seminar

Andy Frangos of MX Oil (MXO) gave a detailed presentation on Monday 10th November at the most recent ShareProphets seminar - a video of which is below. I served him up a couple of questions which, to his credit, he took with humour.

10 hours ago | By ShareProphets |

The June edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - 5 share Tips, voting guide, and where to emigrate if the wrong party wins

The June edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring three resource shares to buy,  two more share tips, a voting guide for investors, and where to emigrate if the wrong party wins a special offer expiring on June 14 and much more.

 
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4 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week contest - sponsored by David Lenigas on steroids

The prize is a cheap one way flight to Mars organised by Elon Musk a promoter who makes David Lenigas seem bashful and understated. The challenge: We're looking for exemplary examples of sheer stupidity from those founts of brilliance; LSE.co.uk, III.co.uk and ADVFN.co.uk. The deadline to post your entries in the comments section below is midnight, Sunday 25 June.

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7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Little Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas in action on the Weald Basin caption contest

It seems that little Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) was hosting anyone who was interested at the company's site at Broadford Bridge on the Weald Basin. Just last week the Old Bill were arresting local protestors near the drill pad, so what is little Steve saying now? Suitable captions in the comments section below with a deadline of midnight tonight please.

7 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Here's One For Plastic Palace Alice - A One Year Profit-Doubler

Hello Share Smudgers. Companies which manufacture plastic bits and pieces have done rather well in my bag in recent years. But one I have not so far touched, yet ought to do so soon, is Carclo (CAR).

7 days ago | By Steve Moore |

InterQuest – attempted robber barons respond to Defence Document, admit their offer “constrained”…

Lambasted for a “materially undervalues” 42p per share offer, the InterQuest (ITQ) attempted management buyout team at Chisbridge Ltd has made a “Response to Defence Document”

7 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Hornby – major holder’s purchase means a mandatory cash offer

Last month saw a regime change General Meeting requisition withdrawn at Hornby (HRN) and now the major shareholder, Phoenix, has unconditionally agreed to acquire the rebel’s (New Pistoia Income’s) shares – seeing it required to make a mandatory cash offer for the whole company...

7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why Paul Scott's fucktard follower will always lose & should you sell all your oil shares?

Okay this really is the last one until September. But I have packed and am ready to travel and am bored, so here goes one more time. First up I discuss those who always blame others for their lack of profits, citing some twitter chum of the great Paul Scott. Then as Brent plunges through $45 I discuss why it is falling, where it will go next and if you should sell all your shares. The answer is a very selective no.

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7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Luke Johnson speaks up for we terrified entrepreneurs

Luke Johnson will be among the star speakers at UK Investor Show 2018. Those with a golden ticket will also get to hear him in conversation with Nigel Wray at the Saracens evening the Wednesday beforehand - that will be a battle of the pizza men, a real treat - more details HERE. In his Sunday Times column last weekend he echoed my post-election gloom about how we entrepreneurs should feel terrified - HERE. It is brilliant stuff. Frankly Luke is THE reason to buy the Sunday Times. Luke opines:

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7 days ago | By Cynical Bear |

Highlands Natural Resources: Results out - fun over - bubble bursting - get out

I’m no longer surprised how stocks that, in my view, are inherently worthless or at least worth a fraction of their current share price can stay at such a high price or so long but I think the bubble is bursting, and gravity is taking hold, at Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) with a shocking set of results released yesterday. Let’s have a look at the “highlights”!

7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Lies, smears & blackmail: Loathsome Rita tries to cling on at Magnolia Petroleum

Less than lovely Rita Whittingham is doing her utmost to cling onto the gravy train for her and her relatives which is Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP). You will remember that there are moves to oust the proven failure and install one director from Nostra Terra (NTOG), Evan Ainsworth, and an independent director, Zac "The Knife" Phillips, the City's No 1 oil analyst. This would not be a change of control as Rita asserts since The Knife is independent, but a much needed boardroom clearout. Now to the defence document which is worthy of Jeffrey Archer. It is just low grade fiction.

7 days ago | By Andre Brand |

My advice to the next Chancellor

I have to confess to being very depressed over the course of the last few months. I think the depression has actually been increasing and I put it all down to media and politics.

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7 days ago | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Naibu – SHOCKER filthy forty update and litigation news. Who's in the frame?

Out of the blue this morning, we have had an update from ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty Naibu. This was an obvious fraud and delisted in 2015 when the money stopped flowing and Houyan Lin disappeared. But the board decided to stand up to be counted. They may have been taken in and signed off on all sorts of lies, but they have been pursuing the case and today have also announced that viable legal causes of action look to exist to go after certain of the various professional advisers who were involved at the time of the flotation.

6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

The People's Operator – “Make a call, make a change”… shareholders make a loss…

“The People's Operator (TPOP), the cause-based commercial mobile virtual network operator, is pleased to announce its full year results for the period ended 31 December 2016”. Hmmm, these being announced approaching six months after the year-end – rarely a good sign…

6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Imagination Technologies – shares jump on commencement of formal sale process, though “remains in dispute with Apple”

Shares in Imagination Technologies (IMG) have currently recovered more than 17%, to 145p, on the back of a “Commencement of formal sale process” announcement…

6 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Mitie Is No Mouse at Cost Cutting and Finding New Customers

Hello Share Seekers. Times have not been pucker for firms which claw a lot of business from local councils and other organisations. Government cuts have caused so many local authorities to cut back on their awards of business to outside contractors. Mitie (MTO) is one such firm.

6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

James Latham – “pleased” with full-year results, but a buy?

Having last year commented on slowing growth, I note results for its year ended 31st March 2017 from panel and timber distribution company James Latham (LTHM)…

6 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Winner of the Little Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas in action on the Weald Basin caption contest

There were some good entries for this edition of the caption contest, and it was a photo finish for the winner of captioning this photo of  little Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), playing host to anyone who was interested at the company's site at Broadford Bridge on the Weald Basin. 

28 June 2017, 14:55 | By ShareProphets |

The June edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - 5 share Tips, voting guide, and where to emigrate if the wrong party wins

The June edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring three resource shares to buy,  two more share tips, a voting guide for investors, and where to emigrate if the wrong party wins a special offer expiring on June 14 and much more.

 
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28 June 2017, 14:55 | By Corbyn's pal Darren Atwater |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week contest - sponsored by Paul "Queenie" McManus PR to London's worst frauds & AIM trash

Queenie smears journalists and spins for all the worst companies on the casino from fraudsters Eden to Advanced Oncotherapy to Norfolk's finest Fusionex. He truly is a posterboy for AIM and thus a fitting sponsor for this week's contest.  The challenge: We're looking for exemplary examples of sheer stupidity from those founts of brilliance; the Bulletin Board Morons who dwell on the cesspits that are LSE.co.uk, III.co.uk and ADVFN.co.uk. The deadline to post your entries in the comments section below is midnight, Sunday 2 July.

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27 June 2017, 08:11 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Exclusive: The full Slater & Gordon High Court Claim against Watchstone for £537m - damning on Rob Fielding, David Curry & the lies Quindell told

Slater & Gordon (SGH) spunked £649 million on buying the worthless, fraudulent assets of Quindell (QPP) in 2015, a deal that has seen its shareholders suffer a 99% wipeout. It has now filed a UK High Court claim against Watchstone (WTG), Quenron as was for £637 million and we have obtained the papers and, in a major scoop, publish the Claim in full below.

27 June 2017, 10:02 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Saffron Energy - The City's No 1 oil analyst Zac Phillips sticks his knife in and he has a point

I tipped shares in Saffron Energy (SRON) but urged folks to take profits some months ago. The shares were then 8p+ having listed at 5p. In recent weeks the shares have slithered back towards that 5p and I have been urged by folks to re-tip. I resisted that urge. Something was wrong. Now we all know what some folks have clearly known for a while, what the problem is.

28 June 2017, 08:06 | By HotStockRockets |

Minoan - Yes it can now develop Cave Sidero - we are off to the races: Yamas!

It has taken more than two decades and exposed the Greek planning system for the total joke that it is but Minoan (MIN) now has the all clear to go ahead and develop the spectacular Cave Sidero site in North East Crete.

28 June 2017, 14:55 | By ShareProphets |

You may know Tom the fraudbuster but what about the man who makes you money from value investing shares tips - act TODAY!

You may know Tom Winnifrith as the man who exposes fraud on AIM and gets a stack of death threats and lawyers letters for his troubles. Just on Tuesday he has published a massive exclusive on Quindell, the biggest London stockmarket fraud for 30 years, and a con the regulators thanked him for exposing. That breaking news is HERE.

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27 June 2017, 08:14 | By HotStockRockets |

Concepta - CEO buys a not un-trivial amount of shares: Follow suit

It is good to see a CEO putting his money where his mouth is and the share purchase by Erik Henau should also scotch the silly rumours that a placing is imminent. The Concepta (CPT)  head honcho has purchased 80,000 shares at 12.175p. He now owns 293,333 shares so in that context this is a decent purchase. We'd hope to see more boardroom buying soon but expect also to see more hard news on order flow very soon.

28 June 2017, 11:05 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bulletin Board Moron Evil Knievil still wrong on Watchstone

I guess if you write for a website that makes the Official Jimmy Saville Fan Club website seem well read and popular, it forces one to also post on Bulletin Boards in order that your words of wisdom/attempts to ramp your flagging portfolio reach an audience of more than three men and a dog. Speaking of dogs - Watchstone (WTG) is stock which bear raider turned Bulletin Board Moron Evil Knievil has long argued is worth 500p. The shares are now 140p ( and falling) after yesterday's massive revelations from me HERE.

28 June 2017, 08:23 | By Tom Winnifrith |

The fake news Guardian - misleading headline on Brexit and EU workers leaving

I bet the BBC News picks up on it and runs with it too. But its sister publication is quick out of the blocks...The Guardian today runs with a raft of misleading headlines and other fake news as is its wont but the one on Brexit driving EU workers abroad wins the prize. The left wing rag with plunging sales and spiralling losses states: "Almost half of highly skilled EU workers 'could leave UK within five years". The sub head is "Deloitte study finds 47% were considering leaving after Brexit, while overall one-third of non-British workers could leave". Right, okay but hang on what did the survey actually say and was it big enough to be statistically valid?

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27 June 2017, 10:03 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Advanced Oncotherapy – Annual Report published: Guess what?????

AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has released its full Annual Report. Having looked yesterday at a few things I thought it would be worth a second look – especially in the light of a clean audit report from RPG Crouch Chapman. Mea culpa to myself and Tom who expected something different, but hang on a minute…

27 June 2017, 10:20 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Mayan Energy the dog has a new trick but it makes no sense at all - coke & hookers better value

Another day and another director walks, a new strategy is adopted and yet more confetti is issued by AIM casino uber dog Mayan Energy (MYN), formally the hound known as Northcote Energy. But this latest move just makes no sense at all. Let me explain with a little bit of help from a friend....

27 June 2017, 08:13 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Strat Aero - reality setting in - do not BUY!

I warned you in explicit terms yesterday that the doubling of the Strat Aero (AERO) share price to 0.14p on the back of results which can best be described as a shit sandwich with dollops of jam tomorrow on top, was not justified. The shares have now slumped back to 0.09p-0.11p (TW 7, BBMs 0 once again) but do not BUY now for there are still deluded fools abroad.

28 June 2017, 08:22 | By HotStockRockets |

Metal Tiger – news from Spain, but the real news we want still to come - BUY

Metal Tiger (MTR) has updated on exploration at the Logrosan Minerals joint venture in Spain – helping the shares currently slightly higher to 2.03p mid.

28 June 2017, 08:16 | By Tom Winnifrith |

In Gold We Trust 2017

A year ago Ronald Stoeferle stated that we were at the very beginning of a bull market in gold, He was wrong. He says that was stopped by Donald Trump. Gold and commodities are dirt cheap when compared to stocks. Equities, bonds, and real estate are at or near their all time highs. He thinks the dollar is close to rolling over.

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28 June 2017, 08:20 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Advanced Oncotherapy - letter to Financial Reporting Council re uber dodgy accounts

In a sense this is not that relevant as Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) is within a couple of months of running out of cash and going tits up but on a point of principle I have written to the my very good friends at the Financial Reporting Council as there are aspects of Advanced's 2016 annual report and accounts which stink more than a pile of rotting kippers left out at a sewage farm in the scorching midday heat. The letter follows:

28 June 2017, 11:04 | By Gary Newman |

Shenanigans at Blenheim Natural Resources need investigating

A few weeks ago I penned a piece on Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR) in which I was highly skeptical of the recent holdings RNSs from a certain Pershing Nominees/Valbury Capital.

27 June 2017, 12:41 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Servision - how do you keep lots of idiots in suspense? We'll tell its shareholders on Friday

Worthless AIM listed piece of excrement Servision (SEV) always seems to report its results at the last possible moment to avoid suspension on the casino. In 2016 calendar 2015 numbers (piss poor) arrived on the 30 June deadline day. For 2016 its a slam dunk bet that the numbers (piss poor) will arrive this Friday on deadline day. Why is that?