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


15 June 2017, 08:31 | By Tom Winnifrith |

LGO becomes Columbus Energy but is new boss Leo Koot the champion corporate wankspeak talker?

This evening new LEGO Energy (LGO) boss Leo Koot will host an analysts briefing in the City on the day the company changed its name to Columbus Energy (CERP). The company has upgraded its FD and a statement issued is exceedingly upbeat. For that, as a loyal shareholder, I am glad. But the statement also contains aboslute A grade corporate gibberish/bullshit. Who is responsible for what follows? Please do not say it is Leo.

15 June 2017, 08:25 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Free Speech explained for the 9th time to abusive crackpot Simon Hodges

For the 9th time - the first perhaps for our many new readers - I feel the need to explain what free speech really means.  I do this for Simon Hodges, a poster here, who seems to think that we are obliged to approve & publish his comments  which are defamatory and in some cases just so unpleasant that I do wonder for his twisted little mind. Mr Hodges you can leave my wife and father out of it and may your soul burn in hell. Guess what: I am brave enough to write in my own name and I run the website so can say what i want. Mr Hodges, who being a worm tries to post anonymously, this is for you... 

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15 June 2017, 08:05 | By Malcolm Stacey |

A BlackRock Trust that May Be Steady as a, well, Rock for Investors in Europe

Hello Share Scramblers. In the early nineties, I bought some shares in a trust investing in Europe. It was known as the Mercury Europe Privatisation Investment Trust. I seem to recall it was the time of various British insurance companies and utilities going private for the first time.

14 June 2017, 15:15 | By Tom Winnifrith |

FINAL DAY to reserve half priced UK Investor Show tickets - BOOK NOW and get a very special book worth £12.99

The Global Group UK Investor Show is now recognised as the dominant one day event for folks who want to make money from shares. Now what is in store for 2018? Great things! But first... Book your seat NOW at a 50% discount as that offer ends at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!

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14 June 2017, 15:10 | By Steve Moore |

St Ives – shares soar on “a much improved performance”… but that’s compared to a “materially below” profit warning

Shares in marketing services group St Ives (SIV) are currently soaring higher on the back of a trading statement announcement, including that the first four months of its second half have delivered a much improved performance. However, that’s compared to a “materially below” profit warning in the first half…

14 June 2017, 11:20 | By Steve Moore |

Entu – from bad (en)tu worse, issues “more complex and extend further” than expected

October 2014, 100p per share, IPO, Entu (ENTU) has issued a trading update commencing that its strengthened executive team is progressing with the implementation of a detailed action plan, as set out in the full-year results statement, to reduce costs, improve operational efficiency, leverage its supply chain, improve cash collection and strengthen controls. Good, good. But what? The shares currently more than 30% lower on the day at well below 20p. Uh oh…

14 June 2017, 10:48 | By Gary Newman |

Strange share price action at Blenheim Natural Resources

Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR) isn’t exactly on my list favourite AIM companies to invest in, but even I have been surprised by the recent sizeable drop in share price.

14 June 2017, 10:07 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Mea Culpa Bearcast: Stanley Gibbons my apologies and lessons learned

Folks asked if I had learned any lessons from Stanley Gibbons (SGI), a dire share tip and a stock where I also did my conkers. I hope there are. In this last bearcast until I return in September (as discussed HERE) I look at the rationale for this tip and my errors.

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14 June 2017, 10:04 | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Gold bug and bitcoin fanatic Dominic Frisby's Poem for his Son

UK Investor Show favourite Dominic Frisby posted this poem from his stand-up comedy night last week. It's a filthy take on Rudyard Kipling's If, written for his son. WARNING: The language is Tom Winnifrith-esque, so it will probably not be appropriate for workplace speakers.

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14 June 2017, 09:51 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Avanti's next cash crunch could be far sooner than people think - in fact it could be in two weeks' time

It is not a matter of IF drowning in debt satellites company Avanti Communications (AVN) will eventually see a 100% shareholder wipeout ( right now it is c99%) but WHEN. And it might be rather sooner than most folks think. In two weeks time to be exact. Is there something that its CEO , the bombastric Welsh prick David Williams, is not telling us as he counts his $15-20 million winnings.

14 June 2017, 09:50 | By Cynical Bear |

Monchhichi – hilarious stuff, it’s the old Highlands Natural manoeuvre

I last wrote about Monchhichi (MCC) in February HERE when it completed its underwhelming placing of £2.1 million at the incredible price of 35p and I wondered what it was going to do next. Well, rather than actually invest its funds and generate shareholder value it is has just announced some more financial spoofery last seen at the disastrous Highlands Natural Resources (HNR), It is worth taking a closer look.

14 June 2017, 09:39 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Fusionex - why are the shares 45.5p? It is toast time at 10 AM tomorrow!

Shares in Fusionex (FXI) the tech play from the Norfolk province of Malaysia still trade at 45.5p valuing the company at c£20 million. This has to be the biggest slam dunk short in London because at 10 AM tomorrow...

14 June 2017, 08:32 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Beer & Popcorn time: battle of the poltroons - Slater & Gordon serves Watchstone over Quindell con

Oh boy this is going to be fun. It is one of those battles where you want both sides to lose badly. Like Germany vs Argentina at football or a ratings war between Jonathan Ross and Simon Cowell. But Slater & Gordon (SGH) has now formally served Watchstone (WTG) with High Court proceedings claiming breach of warranty and/or fraudulent misrepresentation for a total amount of up to £637 million plus interest. Watchstone says it will defend this robustly. Boy this will be fun.

14 June 2017, 08:31 | By Malcolm Stacey |

This Tasty Firm is No Chocolate Teapot

Hello Share Snatchers. What is it about the taste of chocolate? I never met anyone who didn’t love the stuff. And I reckon it’s pretty addictive. Otherwise, why should we eat nearly the whole box once we taste the first choccy?

13 June 2017, 16:40 | By Steve Moore |

Monitise – from 80p in 2014 and “well placed” at approaching 6p in 2015 to a recommended offer… at 2.9p!

Having previously attracted some adverse comment for bearishness on Monitise (MONI) – including at 50p+, I note the shares currently trade approaching 22% higher today, at 2.80p, on the back of a recommended cash offer for the company…

13 June 2017, 12:38 | By Gary Newman |

Mosman Oil & Gas over-reacts to very average news at best!

Private investors often seem to have very short memories, and although many have previously been badly burned by putting money into Mosman Oil and Gas (MSMN), some were flocking back into the company again today, sending its share price rocketing.

13 June 2017, 12:38 | By Chris Bailey of Financial Orbit |

Ashtead's awesome strategy and numbers... so what to do now with the shares?

I last mused about industrial plant and tool hire company Ashtead (AHT) fourteen months ago, since when the shares have basically doubled. Happy days...but no resting on the laurels because correctly you should be asking the question of 'so what do we do right here and right now?' Fortunately, the company puckered up its full year results today so all the latest information is to hand.

13 June 2017, 11:02 | By HotStockRockets |

Big Sofa – major US deal, Ipsos named, new forecasts – buy at up to 25p – 50p target is CONSERVATIVE! ( 120p plausible)

Big Sofa (BST), the provider of video analytics technology and services has announced that it t has been approved as a ‘Global Systems Partner’ to provide video research and technology services to one of the world’s largest consumer goods corporations, headquartered in the USA. Annoyingly we are not told who this is but it will leak. You may remember the big win with a market research firm?

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?