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Having announced results little more than 3 weeks ago, now a “Pre-AGM Update” from CyanConnode (CYAN) – the AGM though not until next week. A significant development then?...
I noted in a bearcast last week that the lack of a year end trading statement from Purplebricks (PURP) as has in the past been its wont – was a bad sign. If it had any good news at all to mention after the profits alert in march it would have told us about it. Instead silence. Well a source close to the company say one bit of news it could have released is, er more bad news.
Hoisted by her own petard. This is boastful Julie Meyer at her very best. No doubt Martha Lane Fox, Paddy Pantsdown and Vince Cable will be delighted to see evidence of how Julie "lingerie on expenses" Meyer charmed them. But what is the killer admission here is the scale of the plunder of the ACE Fund ( other people's money) by Meyer's Ariadne Capital Limited ( now in administration).
Okay, VSA Resources is the house broker so it is paid to be bullish but could these shares really be a five bagger plus? Analyst Oliver O’Donnell reckons so and opines:
A month ago, I wrote a piece about housebuilders generally and Crest Nicholson (CRST) specifically, which concluded with the observation: "Lower prices and lower margins...that's the way forward for housebuilders. Sell 'em all". Today's formal half year numbers from Crest fully reiterate this clear theme...
Although Julie Meyer is no longer regulated to manage other folks cash, rules are for little people not for Julie “lingerie on expenses” Meyer MBE and not only is she managing her ACE fund she is lying to investors to raise another £2 million. But beware, the scale of this ponzi is revealed in the data below.
In December on LightwaveRF (LWRF) I noted that prior to a £5 million discounted fundraising it was cash crunch ahoy, though March-appointed CEO Andrew Pearson “look(s) forward to building a great company in the rapidly growing smart home market”. Less than two weeks ago Pearson talked of “real energy and excitement within the company as we work to leverage our market leading technology”. Now a Board Changes announcement…
Hello, Share Nappers. It was a long time ago that I sold them, but shares in Oxford BioMedica (OXB) have started doing rather well. And that is becoming more unusual for small pharmaceutical companies. So the firm must be doing something right.
We know that BCA Marketplace (BCA) is highly operationally and financially geared. It has too much debt. Its chairman dumped over a million quid's worth of shares at 188p – and Avril is no fool. The car market is struggling so there must be questions over earnings visibility . and yet from left field there may be a bid. Bizarre.
Yes, today's training session for my Woodlarks charity walk is down at the gym run by local Tory stalwart Perry. Everyone else there is a muscular body builder. Then there is me. As the muscle men laugh at my pathetic efforts please donate a tenner ( as 95% of you have failed to do) to the 32 mile 28 July charity walk HERE. In the podcast I discuss rescuing junk mail from Oakley's piss and netting £922.77, Audioboom (BOOM) - do the maths, its looking dire even post placing for free speech denying worm Rob Proctor, Feedback (FDBK), Avanti Communications (AVN) and Inmarsat (ISAT), Jim Mellon's Fast Forward (FFWD), LightwaverRF (LWRF), PCGE (PCGE) and AIQ (AIQ).
AIM-listed Tern plc (TERN) has raced further ahead to a stunning 34p last seen. Well done to shareholders, and a Eurovision nul points to me. But I see no reason to change my bearish stance: the shares may have raced ahead, but this morning Tern announced another bail-out loan to investee company Device Authority and pushed back the repayment on its previous loans by another three months. We also had a Statement re Share Price Movement last Friday: the last ones we had didn’t play out at all well, did they!
Stock market investors are now in an environment where the benign, bullish conditions of the past 35 years are highly unlikely to be repeated and investment strategies that have worked so well like passive indexing via index ETF’s are unlikely to prove robust enough for the coming reset and sizable amounts of capital is set to be lost for a very long time.
A Trading update from self-styled “a leading provider of digital performance marketing”, XLMedia (XLM) includes “underlying trading in the year to date has been stable with the group actively deciding to focus on higher margin business and ceasing certain lower margin media buying activities”. Hmmm, so why a current approaching 30% share price decline, towards 120p?...
For its 2013 financial year, the fraud Quindell (QPP) switched its auditors from RSM Tenon – already fined by the Financial Reporting Council as a direct result of my work – to KPMG. But unusually for a firm claiming to be so large it chose the small Southampton office headed up by Senior partner William Smith to check its books.
AIM-listed Karelian Diamonds has, as I predicted HERE, HERE and HERE, announced a placing to raise £500,000 before costs. At 4.5p, that is a discount of just over 30% to last Friday’s closing mid-price. Ouch! When I first commented on the lack of cash last November, the shares were 0.375p (mid) before they were consolidated (so they were 9.375p in today’s money): I think that means it’s time for an ouzo or two over at Deputy Sheriff Towers!
On Friday we forced UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) to fess up that it was trying to raise £5 million. It is struggling to fill that back and the shares – now just 1p-1.05p – at least partially discounts the pain that is coming. But ShareProphets readers, when polled HERE, think far worse is coming. I agree.
I called Standard Listed AIQ (AIQ) lower when it announced its Open Offer and the shares have (very roughly) halved, but there is plenty more to go. This morning it announced that the offer, at 20p, had been oversubscribed but remember that the net assets per share (all cash) are around 8-10p.
Hello Share Squirters. The Beaufort saga has caused many shareholders a lot of anxiety. That’s not just among clients of this relatively small broker. As there are dangerous principles here which concern all investors. While I wish the administrators had offered smaller estimates of the damage expected to be done by Beaufort’s collapse.
Maybe you cannot wait for the UK Investor Show 2019 on March 30? Well if that is the case here is a bonus preview event for you all, the first UK Investor City evening with Nigel Wray. Nigel will be joined in conversation by Tom Winnifrith - that is me - and there will be four truly disruptive companies presenting including Cambridge Cognition and Optibiotix.
On 27 December 2017, ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play China New Energy (CNEL) announced an EGM to allow it to buy up to 20% of its shares back. The EGM duly passed the relevant resolutions on 17 January 2018. So how many shares has it bought back?
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