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

11 August 2013, 18:28 | By Shareprophets |

Financial Video postcard #12 from Tom - gold and the looming housing bubble

Were gold stocks a bubble in 2010. I discuss why Petropavlosk (POG) is now the most shorted stock in London. What's the looming bubble? House prices.


11 August 2013, 13:03 | By Robert Sutherland Smith |

Vesuvius: after the share price increase and interim results what now?

When I spotted Vesuvius (VSVS) equity early in July as an undervalued share and candidate for my buy list, the then share price was 378p. Having touched 530p, it has since returned to a share price of 450p (last seen) and back in contact with the chart’s share price trend, having briefly shot through it.

10 August 2013, 19:38 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Reach 4 Entertainment – The Big Negative Removed

We knew a three weeks ago that Reach4Entertainment (R4E) was trading in line and was making further progress at tackling central costs by parting company with grossly overpaid FD Shirley Stapleton. I called the stock a recovery play at 3.75p then but with one caveat. That caveat has now gone and the stock at 4.75p is a clear buy.

10 August 2013, 18:27 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Sefton: Two Questions

A week away and much to my surprise there has been no news from Sefton Resources (SER), the AIM listed POS that is suing me for libel. I see the shares are now at 0.475p, under the MA line which in charting terms, I am told, means they are a mammoth sell ( upside is capped at the MA) the initial target price would be 0.275p. Charting is bollocks. And, in this case, generous, my target price remains 0.01p. But there are two howling questions for Sefton.

10 August 2013, 18:18 | By JR Ewing |

There is oil in the ground so it must be worth something – or is it?

A poll was done recently regarding management of a certain company.  In it a reader listed the numerous faults of the company but thoughts new management might do better as “…we do have an estimated 3.5 million barrels of oil. That's got to be worth some thing. A new management team could transform us.”

10 August 2013, 16:10 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Concha – back on Aim but who is aboard the Akers Express

Concha (CHA), the latest vehicle of investment hot shot Chris Akers managed to complete a £1 million placing at 0.35p and another acquisition in time to announce at 7 AM on Friday. Had it left it any later its shares would have been booted off the exchange. As it is they moved ahead to 0.41p – valuing the company at £3.3 million. The Akers express has left the station. 

9 August 2013, 19:59 | By Robert Sutherland Smith |

Rio Tinto Interims: Well Up on my tip but?

I like to think of myself in religio-investment terms, as a ‘contrarian, value oriented fundamentalist’ - or ‘CVOF’. In my opinion, it has merits when it comes to seeking personal salvation and stock picking. It was that which prompted me to propose Rio Tinto (RIO) ordinary shares in mid June at 2780p when - and because- other men’s (I use the word inclusively to include women) thoughts and words were filled with ‘China fear’.

9 August 2013, 18:50 | By Steve Moore |

Greggs plc - after RSS's and mine, a broker's view...

Having recently concluded that Greggs plc (GRG) looked to have a tough few years ahead (see HERE), I read yesterday’s analysis by the esteemed Robert Sutherland Smith ('RSS', read HERE) with much interest. The following brings the view of broker to Greggs, N+1 Singer, into the mix…

9 August 2013, 17:00 | By Steve Moore |

Delcam plc - review ahead of Monday chat with management

Post its results announcement for the first six months of 2013 this coming Monday (12th August), I am scheduled to chat to the management of AIM-listed developer and supplier of software for product development and manufacture, Delcam plc (DLC). I shall report here after the chat but the following details the outlook as currently known.

9 August 2013, 14:00 | By Steven Moore |

Bglobal plc - boardroom spat escalates

Next week is a significant one for shareholders in AIM-listed Bglobal plc (BGBL), a company now targeting software and services to participants in the UK energy market having been hit by delays in the rollout of ‘smart meters’. The following explains why...

9 August 2013, 13:43 | By Tom Winnifrith |

IQE – Uplift from Solar Junction News

News from the land where no-one shags sheep: Manufacturer and leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafers, IQE (IQE) has announced that its material has been qualified for high-volume manufacturing by strategic partner, Solar Junction.

9 August 2013, 13:24 | By James Parter |

Ovoca Gold. Crazy Valuation, but why?

Should a company ever be valued at less than its net cash position? I draw your attention to Ovoca (OVG) - a small Russian gold miner that has a market value of £8.95 million.

9 August 2013, 10:44 | By Staff Writer |

Fortune Oil at 8.2p worth 20p – VSA Resources

Fully listed Fortune Oil (FTO) has announced a string of transactions which has left many investors pretty confused but broker VSA Resources reckosn it is good news for investors. It has published a detailed note explaining all.


9 August 2013, 08:35 | By Ross Norman of Sharps Pixley |

Gold Helped by Weaker Dollar and Higher Chinese Demand; Watch for the U.S. Dollar Bottoming

After losing for six consecutive days, the gold futures rebounded 2.14 percent in the past two days to end at $1,310.10 on Thursday. The prices jumped a further 0.3 percent during Asia Friday morning.


9 August 2013, 00:40 | By Robert Sutherland Smith |

HSBC Interims: another way to benefit from the Barclays rights issue and anticipated sale of HMG Lloyd's shares.

The market’s reaction to the recent set of interim results from HSBC (HSBA) was a bit ‘sniffy’; seemingly disappointing and not quite good enough! In any event the price has come down from 760p.

9 August 2013, 00:23 | By Doc Holiday |

Sirius: Down but is it out?

Shares in Sirius Minerals (SXX) have bounced today off 12 month lows hit earlier in the week but at 14p shareholders must be feeling the pain. Is there more to come?

9 August 2013, 00:15 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Stanley Gibbons interims – look forward!

Leading stamps and collectibles business Stanley Gibbons (SGI) has announced results for the first half of 2013. These show an adjusted pre-tax profit of £1.61 million on revenue 17.2% higher than in the corresponding 2012 period, at £17.24 million, generating earnings per share of 5.03p, down from 6.61p. The following explains what is going on…

8 August 2013, 23:46 | By Robert Sutherland Smith |

Greggs after its interim results: a shot of coffee, a sausage roll and a lot of analysis.

Greggs the bakers (GRG) has seen its share price return to just below the level it reached at the time of the Q1 results. Last seen, the share price stood at 392p in contrast to the price of 412p when I said that its fundamental attractions prompted me to add it to my buying list. So having looked at these latest quarterly results have I altered that judgement?

8 August 2013, 13:35 | By Steven Moore |

Matchtech Group - full-year trading update, value in the staffing sector?

Following my recent analyses in the staffing sector (see HERE), AIM-listed, UK specialist engineering and professional services recruitment company, Matchtech Group (MTEC) has today updated on its year ended 31st July 2013. The following reviews…

7 August 2013, 18:50 | By Steven Moore |

Staffline Group - staffing sector value ahead of interims?

Last month saw me review announcements from some of the larger cap staffing companies and note that they currently trade on buoyant ratings (see HERE). Another company in the sector which has also enjoyed a strong recent share price performance is AIM-listed Staffline Group (STAF). Ahead of its interim results, scheduled for 4th September, the following updates…

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.


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;, and The deadline to post your entries in the comments section below is midnight, Sunday 25 June.


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.


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:


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.


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.


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, and The deadline to post your entries in the comments section below is midnight, Sunday 2 July.


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.


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?


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.


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?