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Hello, Share Smashers. Do you know what Vanadium is? For those who don’t, it’s a chemical element with the atomic number 23 and the symbol V. It’s produced by Bushveld Minerals (BMN), an AIM company with a market cap of over £500 million. The operation is based in South Africa.
I explain why I am cursing Amazon almost daily. I look at redemptions and fund managers a problem lurking under the surface but also how do private investors react to stocks going to zero or doing an IQE (IQE). I look at worrying data from China and then at Utilitywire (UTW) - another Neil Woodford car crash - and at Interserve (IRV). Ouzo for Nigel Somerville soon I sense.
Particularly Nigel Somerville has been warning on support services and construction company Interserve (IRV) – most recently with £35m contract: whoopiedoo, but it is insignificant, concluding that it left him wondering whether the company is simply trying to shore up its declining share price (then about 60p) ahead of a placing. So I still say sell. Yesterday the shares were down circa 15% to below 40p and currently today they’re further materially lower towards 30p…
I was really worried I had made a grave error is buying into Vodafone (VOD) for my mini Dividend Munchers’ portfolio. Of course, on the basis of having paid over 190p and the shares subsequently collapsing to well under 150p I clearly had – but fortunately had only piled up half of what I had wanted so by good fortune I escaped the worst. The question was then whether to pile in for more – so the market was wrong – or to accept I had made a mistake. This morning Vodafone offered up its interims.
Too many interesting numbers today, so a quick three into one mash up...
I noted last night in my bonus bearcast that the real short position in IQE was, whatever the FCA says, probably well North of 20% and that as bears used the profits warning as a reason to close out what is clearly a “crowded trade” this would provide some share price support. And so it has come to pass. The shares are up 4p at 71p having fallen 29p in late trade Monday. IQE has also clarified its profits warning and that has offered some comfort. It won’t last. You see it is all about cash.
Bad news for the folks owed millions of quid by Julie “Lingerie on Expenses” Meyer’s flagship company Ariadne Capital Limited. The administrator having failed to realise a cent from its purported assets has sent a letter to creditors, as you can see below, saying that he is to liquidate the company, to wind it up. But hang on? What about those millions of pounds of net assets that Julie boasted of?
It will be interesting to see how Geoff Wilding, Executive Chairman at Victoria plc (VCP), responds to what is his first real hiccup since he took the helm five years ago, growing the company exponentially with a string of acquisitions that have been welcomed by the market and seen himself and his shareholders richly rewarded...
As covered here on ShareProphets many times, AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) is in deep trouble as finally admitted last Friday. I’ve been saying sell all the way down from 78p in June of this year and the shares plunged to just 13.5p on Friday – after the company warned it was short of cash and offered, effectively, yet another profit warning (the third in three months). Last night the shares were 12.25p and Hardman, which ramped the shares after hours in September only to see the shares fall in response the next day, has had another go. It is laughable.
Following it recently noted, Allenby a Nomad of choice with some of the few remaining 'Filthy Forty' constituents. Could similar action follow?, here's an update on the current ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' situation...
Hello Share Squishers. There are some shares which you think you can leave to their own devices. And when you have as many firms as I have in a bulging portfolio, it’s nice to have a few shares which require low maintenance.
Ten miniutes before the close IQE (IQE) issued a shocking profits alert. The shares crashed 29% to 67p. Where will they go tomorrow? Excuse the triumphalism but I have been the biggest IQE bear going and, again, I say to my critics I was fucking well right and you are morons. All is explained in this bonus podcast. PS If any moaning Taffies bleat on about the content well go feck yourselves and get over it.
Following the recent placing, the house - thus not impartial - broker VSA has rejigged ita valuation for Columbus Energy (CERP) in the detailed note below. The price target comes down from 25p to 21.4p to reflect the dilution but at 3.7p the stance remains buy. I agree with the conclusion but am not so sure that the price target is not a tad ambitious.
Lionsgold (LION), which describes itself as “focused on the exploration, production and retail application of physical gold, including the development of physical gold as a currency”, announced a suspension from AIM trading on 11th May, stating that it had been “determined that the company has undertaken a fundamental change of business through the acquisition of TRAC Technology Limited (now renamed Goldbloc Limited)” – and as such a new AIM admission document was required. It was added “this process is expected to take three to four months to complete”. Today, with this not having been delivered in sufficient time, the shares “have been cancelled from trading on AIM”…
It's trebles all round on Malcolm in the Punter's Return becuase, as you can see below, we have indeed found and located the Magic Money Tree. The nation's problems are all over, vote Corbyn, sit back relax and await paradise on earth.
In today's podcast I look at Babcock (BAB), which is not a fraud, and the fraud Globo (GBO) and the use of the word "refute". I also cover Johnston Press (JPR), RM2 (RM2) - another Neil Woodford dog - Haydale (HAYD) which looks increasing;y like a zero, Online Blockchain (OBC) and Amur Minerals (AMC)
Previously featured on this website in August, it was CSF Group (CSFG) – proposed AIM cancellation, a warning, with the warning to sell / avoid – and be very wary of small companies with operations principally based far away but listed in London – see also, for example, our China AIM 'Filthy Forty'. A September EGM saw the company get insufficient support for the proposed cancellation, but today it’s “Resignation of nominated adviser”… and worse…
Last month we had the Q3 preliminary report from Kiziltepe and this morning AIM-listed Turkish gold producer and explorer Ariana (AAU) offered up fuller numbers on operations at Kiziltepe where Ariana has a half-share in the gold production for the Red Rabbit project in Turkey. We already knew they’d had a blow-out of a quarter (see HERE) but the numbers show just how well it is going.
The full year results from Online Blockchain (OBC) do not look that terrible until you compare them with the interims at which point you start to ask just when will the money run out. This statement is terrible and, understandably, the shares – 200p at peak ramp earlier this year – have slumped another 3p to 22p-27p. Ouch.
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