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As most of us are probably aware, apart from holidaying in Ibiza, there are few things more exciting in life than the world of international mobile solutions, the sphere in which Globo occupies. Last month the software as a service provider reported that annual revenues were up over a quarter on sales of its smart phone technology. But the real interest at the moment may come from the latest price action where it would appear that a break out is imminent.
Following its recent $6 million placing at 38p NetDimensions (NETD) announced a detailed five year plan. The company is nothing if not ambitious and says that it aims to be a leading provider of talent and related compliance management solutions for highly regulated industries.
On the face of it we can say that the loss of the initial 3p support level of 2013 for Range Resources in the second half of May suggests that not only is a new bear phase about to begin for this highly followed stock, but that the target is now as low as 2p. But is this too negative view on a company where most traders are long and still expecting great things?
Old Park Lane has published a detailed by note on Leni Gas & Oil (LGO) suggesting that the shares are a clear buy at 1.05p with a 2.5p target price.
Shares in Idox plc (IDOX), an AIM-listed supplier of software and services to the UK public sector and global engineering information markets, presently trade more than 18% lower today, at a current 37.5p, as the company has reported a “disappointing” first half year (to 30th April) performance “impacted by delays in new Engineering Information Management licence sales in particular”.
Today's plunge for IDOX shares certainly seems to have ruffled the feathers of bulls of this stock if that is not mixing metaphors painfully. However, as can be seen from the daily chart since start of the year the decline has not been an overnight affair, and despite the losses we have already seen, there could be more to come once the dust has settled on the latest gap to the downside.
Since I last updated on AIM, Canada and Peru-listed, Latin America-focused gold miner Minera IRL (MIRL), the company has affirmed that it “expect to receive final approval for the Ollachea Environmental and Social Impact Assessment during the second half of 2013”.
So far in May we have been treated to a bear trap rebound from below 90p following a brief break of the 2012 triangle formation. The question now is whether excite energy shares are finally ready take off after the recent well-received $15 million deal?
Having managed to get knocked back from Oxford (twice), Cambridge and Harvard Universities at the interview stage, I would be the first to admit that on occasion I may not be as fast off the mark as others. Nevertheless, albeit in tortoise like fashion, the main uptrend line for Quindell Portfolio chart has been identified today.
It can be said quite fairly that shares of Red Emperor could have been wrongly identified as a potential bargain-hunting opportunity at any time over the past nine months. Clearly the key here is to suggest the extended bear run is over no more than a few days before this actually happens.
Perhaps quite understandably there is very often a delay between the appearance of a stock on the bulletin boards/the most followed, and the share price action moving in a positive direction.
Kalimantan Gold (KLG) is listed on the TSX as well as the Cesspit and its quarterlies out today tell a familiar story.
Following a $6 million placing and an investor presentation last week tech play NetDimensions (NETD) has attracted some supportive broker comment helping lift the shares to 50p which leaves the firm capitalised at £19 million.
Once upon a time there was a company called Managed Support Services PLC which was listed on the AIM Cesspit. It went tits up. Well almost. Its operations were sold but the shell remained intact with a few liabilities and a tiny but of cash. It became Kennedy Ventures (KENV), an investing company, and it shows the idiocy and unsustainability of this whole AIM game.
Results today for the 2012 calendar year from AIM-listed gold producer in Azerbaijan, Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ) show a pre-tax profit of $28.55 million on revenue of $73.52 million – respectively 9.7% and 12.2% lower than in 2011 as less gold was produced and sold (42,557 ounces v. 49,304) and average cash operating costs were higher ($668 per ounce v. $448), only partially offset by a higher average gold price ($1,666 per ounce v. $1,573).
It is normally the case that the most spectacular rallies in stocks and markets come from so-called wall of worry plays where we see rising prices come off the back of situations as most in the market seem fearful that going long could be a recipe for disaster.
Describing yourself as the world's best anything can very often the kiss of death in terms of reputation, if nothing else It would appear that for HSBC, the world's local bank, a series of scandals and mishaps, have ended up in fines and red faces which continue to bite the banking group in the posterior, both fundamentally and otherwise.
AIM and Canada-listed, South American focussed gold producer and explorer, Orosur Mining (OMI) has announced it has commenced drilling of an initial 3,000 metres to test the highest priority targets at its Anillo gold-silver prospect in Chile, with this expected to conclude by late June and analytical data to become available during July-August.
I first recommended shares in Avanti Communications (AVN) back at 116p years ago. I was still bullish all the way up to c800p when it launched its first HYLAS satellite since when the shares have headed only one way. They now trade at 279p .I apologise for not selling a long time ago.
In today's bearcast I look at the danger of a stockmarket crash in light of a tweet from the great Donald Trump earlier today. I cover N4 Pharma (N4P), cue smutty schoolboy jokes as its shares flop, and then I take a detailed look at today's news from Minoan (MIN). If I was a shareholder I would be seething but should I be selling?
Having demanded we bring back this contest, once again, Juicin Drumroll failed to win last week but he came second and tried very hard as you can see HERE. So he is clearly desperate to win a semi naked photo of Britain's leading share blogger before lunchtime, Thirsty Paul Scott. So we will give him a fifth and final chance. Can anyone stop Juicin from winning this week? Okay here is the challenge for you all:
In today's bearcast I discuss my coverage of companies where the CEO is a friend. I ask what exactly Purplebricks (PURP) is hiding in Oz and explain why its shares are sliding amid new allegations, I look at Telit (TCM), Tungsten (TUNG), Xeros Group (XSG) and Westminster Group (WSG)
Just when you don’t think that the goings-on at Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT) can get any more surprising, an RNS comes out of nowhere to make everything right in the world, relating to the unloved holding Industrial Heat. It seems that Neil Woodford can bend the laws of physics after all!
Given the lowly market cap of Mayan (MYN) any placing will have to be a heavily discounted bucket shop special. In light of that, investors should take heed of an explicit warning from the City’s No 1 oil analyst Zac “the Knife” Phillips of SP Angel. In an email he writes:
At 175p Versarien (VRS) is valued at £263 million. I cannot argue with two writers on this site (Lucian and Cynical) that the valuation looks absurd based on historic profits and cashburn or even on some of the more optimistic forecasts. But it has now announced it is raising £2.9 million (or more) at 145p via Primary Bid and I am almost tempted to have a flutter. Here's why...
With oil prices remaining buoyant and this trend looking likely to continue going forwards, there are still plenty of opportunities to invest in companies in this sector.
Yesterday Tern (TERN) held an online Q&A session and I had wondered whether boss Al Sisto would dodge tough queeries. To his credit he did not. The Nomad blocked a few including one of the three that Nigel Somerville sent it but he answered the rest. I make no comment on his replies. I am no Tern-ologist although its valuation looks demanding to me. But i respect Mr Sisto for facing up to his critics.
Having recently slid below 35p, shares in Getech (GTC) have now recovered to that level ahead of results “on or around the end of September”…
As you may have gathered on Tuesday, Malcolm’s long-suffering wife reckons that he has been spending too much time in The Punter’s Return and so has organised a holiday in Denmark, Sweden and Russia where Mr Stacey hopes to discover the magic money tree and an updated theme for his next novel. We left him on his way to “The Bridge”, but our senior reporter has now updated us on his progress since…
Minoan Group (MIN) “is pleased to announce” that it has entered into a conditional agreement for the sale of its travel business – emphasising it will “allow the directors to concentrate their efforts on optimising the value of the group's project in Crete and its monetisation for the benefit of shareholders”. However, the shares are currently significantly lower, at around just 4p…
Big Sofa (BST) proudly announces a deal with Pepsico. The folks who run this company really do know how to piss off their long-suffering investors don’t they? You will remember how we shareholders were guided that the company would be announcing multiple deals worth seven figures per annum with big names. They simply have not arrived.
Wildwood and dim t restaurants company Tasty (TAST) has announced results for its half year ended 1st July 2018, including “in February 2018 we implemented major operational structural changes and are beginning to see early signs of improvements which we expect to continue in the second half of the year”. The shares have currently responded, er, approaching 15% lower, at 14.5p!…
In this podcast I look at the EU's shameful treatment of the wretched Theresa May, it insults her but also the UK. Do we really want to be part of such a club. I look at warrants handed out by Kefi Minerals (KEFI) as it appointed shamed and disgraced SP Angel as its joint broker and I discuss how proven liar Elon Musk will cook the Tesla (TSLA) Q3 books and how that will play out.
A (Top) hat tip (sorry!) to Chris Bailey re. mens formalwear retailer Moss Bros (MOSB), with he in March having noted serious corporate shooting yourself in the foot and suggested to look for offers from the company rather than buying the shares. The shares are lower, despite a half-year results announcement which included “early responses to the Autumn/Winter 2018 range across Retail are positive and product availability is good”…
A simple enough-sounding “Snorkel Investment Update” from Tanfield Group (TAN), but then this company, previously described here as ‘perennial dog’s breakfast, lunch and dinner’, has found very little simple over the years – and the shares are down and well below 10p on this latest update…
From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2017 and thus far in 2018 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...
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