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10 June 2013, 17:19 | By Zak Mir |

Zoltav Resources (ZOL): 2011 Resistance Line Targets 10p Plus

This is the point that I have to promise I was going to look at Zoltav Resources earlier this morning, well before the stock was up such the massive amount we have seen so far. However, there is value to add here over and above stating that the stock could go up further, in terms of the chart configuration and likely support / resistance levels and near term target.

10 June 2013, 17:14 | By Steven Moore | - full-year results, shares for now highly speculative

Shares in (PDC), an AIM-listed UK and Europe printing retailer I have long followed, have not had a good 2013 – falling from more than 30p prior to a 20th February warning that “trading in the second half of the year has proved softer than anticipated across the group's various European channels.

10 June 2013, 17:10 | By Zak Mir |

Goldstone Resources (GRL): Initial Wedge Breakout Attempt

Goldstone Resources is another stock flagged to me by a Twitter follower, someone who I am already starting to respect in terms of his judgement regarding small cap recovery situations.

10 June 2013, 14:45 | By Zak Mir |

AFC Energy (AFC): Direct Progress Seen Towards 38p

I can already say that as far as spotting rallies / recoveries in the minnows, there are actually only three main charting configurations to watch out for. The one currently at AFC Energy is actually of the Leyshon (LRL) / Petrel (PET), Leni Gas (LGO). You won’t see this kind of analysis anywhere else!

10 June 2013, 13:59 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Sprott starting to offload Arian Silver – another reason to sell

Eric Sprott is Mr Silver. He is a passionate bull of the metal and his funds are the number one funds in the sector. About the only reason for buying shares in AIM & TSX listed Arian Silver (AGQ) was that Sprott was a major shareholder. But, oh dear me...he is selling.

10 June 2013, 13:40 | By Liam Bulmer |

Buy Melrose Industries at 253p

FTSE 100 listed Melrose Industries (MRO) is a specialist in buying and nurturing under-performing industrial businesses, with a view to invest, make operational improvements and then divest the asset for a profit. Its guideline time frame for this turnaround is 3-5 years, placing its own transactions firmly in the 'medium-term' investment category.

10 June 2013, 10:12 | By Zak Mir |

Iofina (IOF): The Calm Before The Surge?

The fact that and extremely negative looking April reversal set up on the daily chart of Iofina only proved to be a dip to buy into, still backs the buy argument at the iodine explorer. It also suggests that the resolution of any consolidation in recent weeks is likely to be a very constructive one.

10 June 2013, 09:58 | By Zak Mir |

Coms (COMS): Breakout Towards 5p As Soon As This Week

I wrote about Coms a month ago as a potential mid-move consolidation breakout candidate, and while the consolidation has gone on rather longer than expected, it would appear that we are now finally close to the break to the upside which could lead the stock to its implied 5p target.

9 June 2013, 16:50 | By Zak Mir |

Immupharma (IMM): Reverse H&S Targets 50p Plus

As yet another reminder that technical analysts are not always momentum followers we have the present situation at Immupharma. What can be seen here is that since July last year there has been a descending price channel which has effectively halved the share price from the October peak above 70p. However, we do have near-term positive charting triggers.

9 June 2013, 16:47 | By Zak Mir |

Scancell Holdings (SCLP): Ultra Positive Consolidation

Once again with a minnow stock we are looking to see when the second leg of a near vertical spike some months ago will resume. In the case of Scancell it would appear that such a move is imminent given that there have already been more than eight months of consolidation of a move from under 10p to over 60p in the June to October 2012 period.

9 June 2013, 15:32 | By Zak Mir |

Alexander Mining (AXM): 2012 Bear Trap Reversal

Alexander Mining is another stock where I was actually tipped off myself regarding the merits of the shares via a private, and this was earlier last week when there has not yet broken back above former 2.77p late 2012 support!

8 June 2013, 15:26 | By Zak Mir |

CIC Capital (CICC): Retest Of 2013 High On Tap

I have been meaning to write up CIC Capital for some days now, but the stock always missed the cut. However, in the interim the shares have shot up vertically and question most traders will be asking is whether in the near-term there is more to come? The answer would appear to be in the affirmative.

8 June 2013, 15:16 | By Zak Mir |

Buy Dolphin Capital (DCI): Multiple Bullish Triggers

From a charting perspective it really does not get much better than the current position at Dolphin Capital. Indeed, there are multiple positives on the daily chart of the past year including and August RSI rebound from close to 0, followed by a vertical Spike through the 200 day moving average the following month.

8 June 2013, 15:14 | By Robert Sutherland Smith |

SSE annual results: Wait to buy

Events have fully justified my earlier bullish judgement elsewhere that SSE (SSE) shares were good value on a then estimated 6% prospective dividend yield. The share price rose with grace and charm to a recent May time peak of 1690p, from whence profit taking brought them down to a share price of 1627p last seen having done better that the FTSE 100 Index over six months in a bull market where risk stocks have been rising.

8 June 2013, 15:13 | By Zak Mir |

Buy Quadrise Fuels International (QFI): Back The Bulletin Board Buzz

As you might imagine there are very few charts that I have not that even in the small caps area. Quadrise Fuels International is one of this rare breed, and looking at the present technical set up, more is the pity.

8 June 2013, 15:01 | By Zak Mir |

Bowleven (BLVN): The Wait For Positive Momentum

Bowleven shares have been and continue to be a personal favourite in terms of the oil and gas explorers, if only because at the start of the year they bounced just under 65p as was predicted, and then behaved themselves all the way up to a 100p plus target.

8 June 2013, 14:59 | By Lucian Miers |

Purecircle is an accident waiting to happen & Champagne Competition

I have taken Quindell Portfolio (QPP) off my “accident waiting to happen” list as it is now in the slow motion car crash category after a set of prelims that contained some very strange items, followed by two obfuscatory “clarification” statements.

8 June 2013, 14:40 | By Robert Sutherland Smith |

United Utilities – a 2012 7.2% uplift in dividends: what next?

My last look at United Utilities (UU.) on a site I have now abandoned to join the winning team here at Shareprophets with all my efforts, was just over two months ago, pointing out the attractions, adding them to my shares to buy tray and suggesting it was worth looking at.

7 June 2013, 20:03 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Goldplat Profits Warning – Buy

On Monday, Goldplat (GDP), the AIM-listed African gold producer, rather disappointingly warned that “EBITDA for FY2013 is likely to be materially lower than market expectations”.

7 June 2013, 17:11 | By Zak Mir |

Zincox Resources (ZOX): Reverse H&S Reversal Implies 35p Target

There are some charting setups you have to look around a long time for, and even then they do not necessarily offer the payoff which may have been expected.

23 May 2017, 15:23 | By ShareProphets |

The May edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - Tips, UK Investor Show photo feature, and the the end of the EU

The May edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring three share tips from Gary Newman, the Greek meltown is worse than everyone thinks, and the EU is not fit for purpose plus a photofeature from the 2017 UK Investor Show.


21 May 2017, 12:58 | By ShareProphets |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest - sponsored by Quindell founder & fraudster Rob Terry

This week's sponsor, serial company founder Rob Terry, has been in the news this past week over a lawsuit brought by Aussie legal poltroons Slater & Gorden claiming to be deceived over the legal division that they bought from Quindell. Slater & Gordon will probably do just fine unless Quindell (QPP) or Watchstone (WTG) as it is called these days, points out ShareProphets sent S&G a docket of articles before the purchase went through. Anything to help the boys and girls at Quindell!

17 May 2017, 08:18 | By Malcolm Stacey |

In Touch Company Deserves Your Attention as Profits Rise

Hello Share Shufflers. There is a Geordie company which wages war on switches and buttons. It makes touch sensors. You’ll see this kind of technology everywhere these days, beginning with your mobile phone.

17 May 2017, 08:33 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Advanced Oncotherapy – yet another director ponies up, EGM seemingly avoided and Bracknor converts. Most bizarre

Well this is most bizarre! Lobster-potted Bracknor has converted another lump of its death-spiral loan notes. That, of course, is not a great surprise until you study the detail of yesterday morning’s announcement from AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), where we discover that the conversion shares have been issued not at the lowest daily volume-weighted average price of the past 15 days (21.35p) as per previously announced conversion terms, but at 25p (par price of the shares). Why has Bracknor elected to pay a 17% premium?

17 May 2017, 08:32 | By Darren Atwater |

Labour's manifesto doesn't just make sense, it adds up

The Tory-controlled media has been working overtime to convince voters that Labour wants a return to the bad old days of the 70s, with its fox hunts, its universities for the elites, and, wait... that's not right. Oh yes, the Tory-controlled media says that the Labour manifesto is a pinko-commie cloud-cookoo land fiscal LSD dream. It turns out that it is not.


17 May 2017, 08:44 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Labour's Maths does not add up - Darren Atwater, Paul Mason and all the other London elitists are innumerate

Our in-house remoaning, money tree-worshipping, metropolitan elitist, Darren Atwater has posted an article suggesting that Labour's manifesto maths adds up. Maybe Diane Abbott and Darren think so, but no-one else will be fooled.


17 May 2017, 08:33 | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

17 May 2017, 09:37 | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

Petropavlovsk – board structure update amidst attempted coup

Petropavlovsk (POG) has updated on the attempted boardroom coup – including on its process to appoint an independent Non-Executive Chairman, a further independent Non-Executive director and opposition to the requisitioning shareholder nominees.

17 May 2017, 09:48 | By HotStockRockets |

Optibiotix - launch of Slimbiome and LPLDL products. Read closely & buy

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced what it terms the "successful" launch of its SlimBiome® and LPLDL® products at the Vitafoods Europe tradeshow in Geneva from the 9-11 of May 2017. The event provided the opportunity to connect with 16,500 industry decision makers from the supplements, nutraceutical, functional food and beverage industries. This is viewed as one of the world's leading trade fairs for the food and drinks industry. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Companies always say launches are successful. More jam tomorrow. So what. Etc. But no read on... We have underlined a few key words for you.

17 May 2017, 10:01 | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

InterQuest – possible management buyout offer, a piss take

With shares in InterQuest (ITQ) yesterday having increased on the day from comfortably below 40p to well above, at 3:51pm (noting the “recent share price movement” - nothing suspicious to concern AIM regulation then!) a newly created company (Chisbridge Ltd) formed by Gary Ashworth, Chris Eldridge and David Bygrave (respectively InterQuest Chairman, CEO and CFO and 33.3%, 0% and 0.1% shareholders) ‘confirmed’ “that it is evaluating making an offer for InterQuest at 42 pence per share in cash with a full loan note alternative”. They're taking the piss, surely...

17 May 2017, 12:50 | By Steve Moore |

Proxama – having spent “throughout 2016” trying to sell Digital Payments division, now asks us to believe it’s “the best owner” after all!

Proxama (PROX), 13th December 2016: “We have been reviewing various options throughout 2016 to sell the Digital Payments division with a priority being to maximise shareholder value… The company remains committed to the sale and we believe that it will be completed”Today: “the board has concluded that we remain the best owner for Digital Payments division… retaining this division as part of the group, with an updated strategy”. Haha – so having spent “throughout 2016” trying to sell the business and stating it “committed to the sale”, we’re now asked to believe that the company is actually “the best owner” for the business after all!?!...

17 May 2017, 15:10 | By Steve Moore |

Foxtons – Q1 2017 trading update, still a short?

London estate agency Foxtons (FOXT) has updated on the first quarter of 2017, seeing a significant decline in revenue on the corresponding 2016 period though arguing “performance has been in line with the board's expectations”

17 May 2017, 16:44 | By Steve Moore |

Corero – announces “secures second $1m+ SmartWall customer”. How much is the order for?

An announcement entitled “Corero (CNS) secures second $1m+ SmartWall customer”. Sounds good but, having previously written bearishly on this company, let’s take a look at the detail here…

18 May 2017, 08:03 | By Malcolm Stacey |

As Hackers and Computer Bandits Grow in Strength, so Does the Presence of this Techno Sheriff

Hello Share Graters. I’m always trying to find companies you may not be aware of. It’s a way of widening the scope of this largely critical website. Today I commend to your further investigation a company called Defenx (DFX).

18 May 2017, 08:12 | By Tom Winnifrith |

If Corbyn wins the election I'd be better off moving my business to Greece - the simple maths

Jeremy Corbyn has promised to raise Corporation Tax from 19% to 26%, while the tax on dividends in the UK is now 25%. As far as I know that is not going to be increased by Labour, but who knows? The bottom line is that, as a part-time Greek resident but UK taxpayer, it actually makes sense for me to become a Greek resident and Greek taxpayer if Labour wins. Yes, this economic basket case run by socialist lunatics is a better place for me to do my business than a Corbyn-run Britain. Here are the maths....


18 May 2017, 10:11 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Advanced Oncotherapy – another Bracknor Conversion, but look at the terms: how’s the Going Concern statement coming along?

Well, well. How do you issue shares at a discount to par? Simple: pay a whopping fee to the subscriber. AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has announced another loan note conversion under its death-spiral funding package with Bracknor and a new fee seems to have appeared which might just derail discussions between the company and its auditor as they work on the going concern statement for the forthcoming FY16 results due out by the end of next month. Oh dear, oh dear.

18 May 2017, 09:56 | By Tom Winnifrith |

K3 Business Technology – another profit warning, faith lost. Sell.

K3 Business Technology (KBT) has updated that it “now believes that the results for the year to 30 June 2017 will be significantly below current market expectations” as “certain large Enterprise contracts have not been secured as expected”...

23 May 2017, 15:23 | By ShareProphets |

The May edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - Tips, UK Investor Show photo feature, and the the end of the EU

The May edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring three share tips from Gary Newman, the Greek meltown is worse than everyone thinks, and the EU is not fit for purpose plus a photofeature from the 2017 UK Investor Show.


22 May 2017, 08:26 | By Nigel Somerville |

Is Tom Winnifrith right to out companies doing placings?

The busting of a placing by AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) at 1p by Tom Winnifrith has caused a bit of controversy. It is not the first time he has been accused of being irresponsible by blowing the lid on a placing only for it to be pulled or the price dropped. Anyone left holding the baby gets their fingers burned – in the recent example quite badly if they had been buying into the ramp at north of 1.4p only to see the company raise cash at just 0.8p. Is it right?

23 May 2017, 15:23 | By Tom Winnifrith |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the week sponsored by Granny Snuffs & Wildes

The nauseating Mail on Sunday fawned upon Pippa Middleton and her ghastly family as they celebrated the "wedding of the Year"Bring on the revolution! But perhaps the real wedding of the year should be between our two very own in-house Bulletin Board Morons GrannySnuffs & Wildes who seem made for each other. can you find examples on the LSE Asylum, iii, ADVFN or twitter of comments more idiotic than those of our own dream team? If so post in the comments section below, the deadline is midnight Sunday 28th May.


22 May 2017, 15:31 | By Steve Moore |

Infrastrata – cash crunch & sack-the-board General Meeting ahoy… so it’s strategic review time!

Having bought itself some time by declaring an initial sack-the-board General Meeting requisition “invalid” (a revised, valid requisition announced by it at an attempted ‘no one watching o’clock’, 5:15 pm, on Friday), Infrastrata (INFA) has this afternoon made a “Review of stategic options & project update” announcement...

22 May 2017, 16:31 | By Nigel Somerville |

Minoan – acquisition, placing, debt update

AIM-listed travel agent and wannabe Greek holiday resort developer Minoan (MIN) announced a small bolt-on acquisition this morning….and a placing. Oh, and an update on its debt facility due to expire at the end of June. It is disappointing to see a placing (at 9p), but in the general scheme of things it is a relatively small amount so the pill is sugared to some extent.

22 May 2017, 08:24 | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

23 May 2017, 08:35 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Amryt at 22.5p worth 62p - new 44 page report

Take a look! European investors are clearly failing to grasp the very significant financial and commercial benefits available for Orphan or Rare Disease drug developers. So much so in fact, that sector-focussed Amryt Pharma (AMYT) finds no quoted peers in London, yet a good basket of NASDAQ-listed comparables are seen to command a significant premium despite mostly being pre-revenue and somewhat earlier in their development. Such anomalies can and, of course, do rapidly correct. 

23 May 2017, 08:35 | By Cynical Bear |

Challenger Acquisitions: Shameful rampathon – the FCA should investigate

Any reader of my pieces will know I hold Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) in pretty low regard but the outrageous ramping that has now gone on for the last four trading days is an absolute disgrace and the FCA should take a look. I’ll explain.

22 May 2017, 10:03 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Eden Research - Financials suggest its going tits up, FRC pans it after my request), Part 1

Eden Research (EDEN) has today published godawful results and admitted that my very good friends at the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) investigated it - after I requested such an investigation - and have forced it to restate past numbers. It claims that the FRC has now settled all matters. Au contraire. that is another lie from the fraudsters and there are many more porkies in this statement. Truly, the pants of shamed PR Paul Queenie McManus of Walbrook will be cinders and ash after this effort. This all came out as Eden published Godawful numbers for calendar 2016.

23 May 2017, 08:34 | By ShareProphets |

UK Investor Show 2017 ‘Dragon’s Den’ picks update

The sold-out success that was the 1st April 2017 UK Investor Show again saw five 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a pitch and three Dragons each picked one stock for a £1,000 investment. How are they faring so far?...


23 May 2017, 08:34 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Andalas raises £600,000 - which means net cash is less than ZERO - it's still bust & worthless

With some great investigative journalism of which this website would have been proud, Brokerman Dan flushed it out a few weeks ago. The former bank robber - correctly - stated that Andalas (ADL) was looking to raise £1 million at 0.06p and the AIM listed crock of shit suspended its shares. Today they are unsuspended after the company raised £600,000 at 0.1p. It says this is at a premium to the suspension price. But it is a spoof, Andalas is still bust. It is insolvent as of today!

22 May 2017, 10:02 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Malcolm Stacey misquotes me but is wrong about Inmarsat anyway - don't fight the tide

Malcolm Stacey is old enough to know about King Canute. In fact he is so old that he was there as a boy when the King sat in his chair on the beach and attempted to turn back the tide. Malcolm surely you remember the day as if it was yesterday? In which case why do you forget this valuable lesson when it comes to Inmarsat (ISAT) and your article today in which you misquote me and get it wrong in so many other ways.

22 May 2017, 10:01 | By David Scott |

Elect a clown, get a Circus

"A credit crunch is brewing and when it happens, the UK is going to get hurt."  These are not my words but the start of the Editorial in this weekend’s Guardian. The article then went on to say "That is the message emerging from senior executives in the financial services industry, who do not think Britain has changed that much since the 2008 credit disaster and the devastating crash that followed. Three developments lie at the heart of this disturbing analysis: spectacular growth in the sale of second mortgages, car loans and credit cards." I would heartily agree with these comments as this is my experience too. But what the article fails to say is that the UK is not alone in this debt bubble - once more it is a Global issue.


22 May 2017, 08:09 | By Malcolm Stacey |

After Falling to Earth, This Sci-fi Share May Rocket, Once Mr Spock Locks On

Hello Share Scoopers. There have been quite a few occasions now that I’ve commended a Footsie satellite company to your attention. On each mention, as I recall, the share grew in value. However, last year the shares took a big knock.

23 May 2017, 08:16 | By Malcolm Stacey |

All Eyes On OPEC. Will It Come Up with Goods or Will our Oil Shares Slide Down a Greasy Pole?

One of the most fascinating scenes I’ve seen for some time is the sight of Big Donald jigging around with some sort of weird entertainment put on by the Saudi’s for the President's visit. It almost made me forget the big benefit of this amiable state visit on share shifters like us. And that of course is that the President’s friendly reception sent the oil price up.

22 May 2017, 11:35 | By Steve Moore |

Corero Network Security – service launch of a contract announced a month ago. Ramptastic!

An announcement from Corero Network Security (CNS) with a headline “Corero Tier 1 Internet service provider customer GTT Communications, Inc. launches DDoS Mitigation service”. Then “further to the announcement on 19 April 2017 regarding a Global Tier 1 Internet service provider customer win… announces that the customer, GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), has launched its DDoS Mitigation service”“Global Tier 1” now hey! And you what? The contract win has already been announced? Ramptastic…