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In today's bearcast I start with a reader complaint but then he is a tosser so who cares? Then it is onto looking at the differences between the funding facilities at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and MySquar (MYSQ). I am bearish on both but the differences in the two packages are instructive. I look at Nature Group (NGR), Jim Mellon's uber-ramp FastForward (FFWD) and at Purplebricks (PURP) is the Neil Woodford bubble about to burst again, as even former supporters like Paul Scott admit my analysis was right and theirs wrong.
I first warned on Nature Group (NGR) as the shares slid to 11p in late 2014 and most recently as they recovered above 4p in November on a Strategic Partner & sale of interest in US announcement. They are now though slumping again on the back of a “Trading Update” announcement…
Thumbing through the top list of losers today I can’t help but notice that AIM-listed Sabien Technology (SNT) is top dog, so to speak, having dropped 36% today on no news. I wonder what is behind this drop! Does somebody know something?
As a libertarian I really do believe that you should be allowed to spend your money on whatever you want - it is your pocket book and your body. Drugs, guns, sex, nicotine, even books written by crooked Hillary Clinton it is all fine by me and so too is spending your own cash on a Fixed Odds Betting Terminal (FOBT) at William Hill (WMH). But the Government plans to slash the maximum you can wager on a FBOT from £100 a pop to as little as £2 because it wants tgo hbelp problem gamblers. It is nanny state. I should oppose HMG. But a BBC Radio 5 interview with Hill's spokesman Ciaran O'Brien has made me think - O'Brien really is the scum of the earth.
It is advertised all over ADVFN with - I assume - Online Blockchain (OBC) paying the full commercial rate. But here's a promo for free. How would you want free pizza with PR bird Steffi and the entertainment provide by ADVFN (AFN) and Online boss Clem Chambers. I say entertainment - have you seen this video below?
Another day, another bunch of UK corporate earnings results. I see one of the FTSE-100's most complex companies Rolls-Royce (RR.) punched out some thoughts which have caused the shares to romp. I am still long the stock but the sentiment that I noted in this piece way back in time still holds. This is a long cycle stock because of all those lagged cash flows from aeroplane engines and should return to ten quid plus over time.
Today's death spiral funding for MySquar (MYSQ) is bad enough as I explained HERE. But now let's look at who is providing that funding - I'll tell you who: proven liars. Natch Nomad SP Angel should have flagged this up but since it is prepared to overlook brazen securities fraud as long as it banks another retainer for the coke & hookers fund, we know that it is morally bankrupt. Anyhow back to the liars now in business with the holocaust denying fraudsters of MySquar.
As we write the RNS states that an accelerated book build to raise £4.6 million is underway at Falanx (FLX). In fact the placing has been done and management is putting in about 7% of the funds with chairman Mike Read on the hook for £250,000+. This is a very good deal.
When MySquar (MYSQ) misled investors to get away a £1.2 million fund raise in on July 31 2017 it said it would never have to raise cash again. Well it did not take long for a change of mind from the holocaust denying fraudsters did it? And this fund raise announced today is dodgy as hell, yet another mega red flag. So lets go through the lies and spoofs in order up to the latest spoof.
Although already down from more than 80p in May 2016 towards 60p, shares in automobiles dealerships group Cambria (CAMB) are presently further lower on the back of a trading update including “trading in line with market expectations” and concluding “the board believes that the group is well placed to continue to deliver on its strategy of enhancing the group's portfolio”. Hmmm…
Five months ago, this tired old punter suggested you take a look at Zoo Digital (ZOO). Historically, this Sheffield outfit has been a big failure for me. Though I’m gradually clawing back my original stake.
Remote meetings technology group LoopUp (LOOP) has announced results for the 2017 calendar year, emphasising “we are very pleased to report continued strong business performance ahead of market expectations at all key P&L levels. Our track record of consistent revenue growth in excess of 30% has been maintained, gross margins have improved further and LoopUp EBITDA has grown by 161%”. EBITDA is though, of course, bullshit earnings so what’s the real story…
I can’t say I know alot more about Yolo Leisure & Technology (YOLO) than I’ve learned in the last hour or so, but on no news the shares are near the top of the ADVFN losers leaderboard at -17.65%. I wonder why.
Today saw the second profits warning in three months at Luceco (LUCE). It floated at 130p on 17 October 2017 but here is a more recent timeline to consider.
Self-described “world leader in the design and manufacture of thin, flat supercapacitors and energy management systems”, CAP-XX (CPX) “is pleased to announce its interim results for the half-year ended 31 December 2017, with CEO Anthony Kongats emphasising “the current financial year has been another big step up for CAP-XX”. Should be good then…
I start with a bit of a go at BBC Radio 4 for its quitee lamentable content this morning. I am somewhat prompted by my thoughts on the Oscars HERE. I then looked at Just Eat (JE.), Luceco (LUCE), Challenger Acquistions (CHAL), Falanx (FLX) - where I am glad to be a shareholder - MySquar (MYSQ), the holocaust denying fraudsters and Online BlockChain (OBC).
Another busy week of UK corporate reporting. I could write about Ashtead (AHT) again but frankly I called it a take profits a quarter ago at twenty quid a share and in early trading today it is below this level again...and the CFO has decided to exit. The latter event all looks very orderly but the as good as it gets feeling lingers. I could also write about my old mucker DS Smith (SMDS).
React (REAT) has announced what it terms a major contract win. Actually it is a new additional contract with a London hospital it already serves. The deep cleaning contract is worth £206,000 in sales over 18 months.
So broker Beaufort is brown bread. But the fallout from its demise may only just be starting. Take a butchers at its last set of accounts (below) - note11 and, if you are an employee of Nomad Northland, start sweating...
Early this year we showed Shorted AIM shares at the start of 2018. After the latest month, how's performance?...
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