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

25 July 2013, 17:29 | By Doc Holiday |

Lekoil – a speculative buy at 38.5p

Shares in AIM listed oil junior Lekoil (LEK) are currently trading just off year lows of 35p. You may say that this is not unusual in the current climate but hang on, let’s review what is actually going on here for the company which is now capitalised at £84 million.

25 July 2013, 16:30 | By Steve Moore |

Impellam Group - interim results analysis: avoid

AIM-listed staffing and managed services group Impellam (IPEL), which conducts business primarily in the UK and North America, with smaller operations in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and mainland Europe, has announced, for the first half of 2013, a pre-tax profit of £11.1 million on revenue 1.4% higher than in the comparative prior year period, at £591.7 million, generating earnings per share down by 27.5% on an underlying basis at 20.05p. This has seen the interim dividend – to be paid on 2nd September to shareholders on the register on 2nd August – cut to 5p per share (from 7p).

25 July 2013, 13:10 | By Steven Moore |

Invensys plc - AGM trading update as 'possible offer' period continues

Invensys plc (ISYS), the FTSE-250 constituent in the midst of a possible takeover offer, has updated that it has overall “made a solid start to the financial year with performance generally in line with our expectations… we do not expect any significant changes to general market conditions in the near term”...

25 July 2013, 09:50 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Hibu: Shares suspended and Bulletin Board Morons wiped out

Finally shares in Hibu (HIBU) have been suspended ( at 0.175p). The company is seeking a partial debt to equity solution which will see lenders get ALL of the equity in a new company which will retain all the operating assets plus some debt. The existing company is thus left with nothing and is worthless. Its shares have been suspended and investors told it is a wipeout. And some Bulletin Board Morons regard this as a surprise?

24 July 2013, 23:24 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Junior Miners Going Bust – The Sprott View

The latest newsletter from the leading precious metals fund management group Sprott deals with Canadian mining juniors but it is equally applicable to AIM. There are one or two rather painful home truths for us all to consider. It reads:


24 July 2013, 20:03 | By Tom Winnifrith |

IQE Trading update - as cheap as chips?

Shares in semiconductor wafer manufacturer and supplier IQE plc (IQE) have offered a volatile ride since I tipped them on my Nifty Fifty website at a 28.5p offer price in December – hitting 36.5p in January and February before falling back, particularly following some (what look misguided) competition concerns to commence the current month at just 18p. However, they have since recovered strongly and have nudged further higher today to 26.75p-27.25p on the back of a bullish update. They are still cheap.

24 July 2013, 19:25 | By Staff Writer |

BTG at 382.5p is worth 516p says Edison

Commissioned researcher Edison has published a detailed buy note on biotech mid-cap BTG (BTG) in which it tweaks its models upwards. The report asserts that BTG is both a beneficiary (Zytiga sales growth) and casualty (brachytherapy sales decline) of the changing treatment landscape for metastatic prostate cancer (mCRPC).

24 July 2013, 18:33 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Exclusive: Evil Knievil Buys Orosur Mining in size & predicts “market & Gulf Keystone collapso”

Shareprophets can reveal that infamous bear raider Evil Knievil has acquired a near disclosable stake in AIM listed Orosur Mining (OMI) after buying heavily at c7p. The shares are now 9.875p valuing Orosur at £7 million but Knievil (the alias of Simon Cawkwell) argues that on a break-up basis the gold producer is worth $30 million.

24 July 2013, 18:22 | By Staff Writer |

Alkane Energy at 39p a buy worth 48p says VSA Resources

AIM listed Alkane Energy (ALK) has acquired a part licence interest in UK Onshore Licence AL010, for CMM exploitation, from GP Energy Limited (a subsidiary of Dart Energy), and has also bought out a revenue royalty owned by GP at the 3MW CMM site at Florence, Staffordshire. 

24 July 2013, 17:18 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Leyshon - Time to Get back in?

Leyshon Resources (LRL) has announced the commencement of drilling of well 'ZJS7' on the Zijinshan gas project in China – this at a location approximately three kilometres to the northeast of well ZJS5 after a recently completed formation pressure test there, following a three week shut-in period, “recorded 16.5MPa/2425psi on a single zone, significantly higher than that recorded in nearby wells in the same strata”.

24 July 2013, 07:35 | By Doc Holiday |

New World Oil – Speculative buy at 0.55p

Whilst New World Oil (NEW) shares have suffered dreadful ride in 2013, losing 94% of their value from the glory days of 10p, now may be the time for a small speculative buy at 0.55p.

23 July 2013, 18:29 | By Steve Moore |

Plastics Capital - manufacturing long-term value?

When I last wrote on Plastics Capital (PLA), the AIM-listed plastics products for niche markets-focused manufacturer, I expressed a degree of near-term caution with the shares at 107.5p – see HERE. They now, post results for the company’s year ended 31st March 2013, trade at 100p is it time for a volte face?

23 July 2013, 14:23 | By Robert Sutherland Smith |

Fenner says it again: growth next year!

Fenner (FENR) is the company that makes advanced conveyer belt systems but which most of its money not from sales of new conveyer belts but from maintaining those already sold; reportedly accounting for 86% of sales revenue. So its prosperity is not so much governed by the opening of new mines but from mine companies seeking, as they are now, to maintain the highest possible levels of operating efficiency in existing ones.

23 July 2013, 13:50 | By Steve Moore |

Dialight plc - interim results, is the (very) good news in the price

FTSE-250 LED technology (to reduce industrial maintenance, save energy, improve safety and ease disposal) company, Dialight (DIA) has announced a first half of 2013 underlying pre-tax profit from continuing operations of £5.4 million on revenue 12.8% higher than in the comparative prior year period, at £59.9 million, generating underlying basic earnings per share of 11.6p, down from 17.3p... Consensus estimates for the full-year were for earnings per share (2012: 41.7p) of more than 51p – which looks a big ask given the half-year performance...

23 July 2013, 10:49 | By Alpesh Patel |

Buy HR Owen at 140.5p

Motor dealer HR Owen (HRO) is an arb trade. On 18th July the company rejected an offer from Berjaya Philippines at 130p a share saying that it was not good enough. It is not.

But the bid places HR Owen in play or at the very least will see brokers revalue it or get a higher bid from the same predator or another. Either way all things point north.

23 July 2013, 10:33 | By Staff Writer |

Kentz at 423p worth 590p says VSA Resources as it initiates coverage

Specialist resource stocks broker VSA has initiated its coverage of oilfield services group Kentz (KENZ) at 423p arguing that the shares are worth 590p. The broker states that:

23 July 2013, 10:19 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Ryanair May be a pain in the neck to use but it does anti-regulator jokes brilliantly

I take my hat off to Ryanair (RYA). I would not fly with it because its service is shite but it hates cretinous regulators and its press releases can be a hoot and today’s is a classic as it has another go at the morons who run the UK Competition Commission (CC).

23 July 2013, 09:56 | By Doc Holiday |

Afriag – Something Brewing?

This company is only two months old. It was formed out of an old AIM listed vehicle 3D Resources (3DR) and is now an investing company. But unlike most investing companies on AIM AfriAg ( AFRI) does seem to have a plan other than fees all round for the advisors and directors.

22 July 2013, 17:33 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Reach4Entertainment – FD goes (Great News) & trading in Line (Good News)

Reach4Entertainment (R4E) the company formerly known as Pivot and before that First Artist has served up two great pieces of news today. The best is the departure of the grossly overpaid finance director Shirley Stapleton, but it gets better.

22 July 2013, 16:57 | By Steve Moore |

Shanta Gold - near-term share price drags, but cheap in the longer-run

AIM-listed gold producer from Tanzania, Shanta Gold (SHG) has announced second quarter of calendar 2013 gold production of 14,448 ounces, up from 11,888 ounces in the prior quarter, and that phase two of the planned plant improvements has been successfully completed with the commissioning of the upgraded crushing circuit carried out in early July”. However, “as a result of the uncertainty of increasing the volume through the incinerator without further upgrades, the company expects to achieve the lower end of its previous guidance of 63,000 - 70,000 ounces for the full year”...

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?