Perhaps the saddest back about UK pharmaceutical companies is the way that while we all hope they will blossom into the next Glaxo or the next Astra, too many of the minnows have fallen by the wayside.
While picking stocks that are creating a buzz on the bulletin boards is always a fascinating pursuit, as most of us are aware, it is not necessarily a path to riches. Indeed, there is a risk that the buzz is just as likely to be flagging a sharp break on the downside, as it is to the immediate prospect of a mega rally.
Sefton Resources (SER) – the AIM Cesspit company that is suing me for libel – has served up May output data from its Kansas operations. At least we will not have to suffer much more of this rubbish as it is 20 seconds to midnight on the great cashburn clock. Tick Tock Tick Tock.
I have to confess that one of my best calls of the year-to-date in Noricum Gold was not actually a situation that I found myself on a charting basis but actually flagged to me on a fundamental basis from the newsflow when the shares were below 0.5p.
Shock, horror we have a down day for IGas Energy shares. The question now is whether after all the media hype, which has been almost universally favourable, the shale Gold Rush play can live up to expectations? From a technical perspective it would appear that it can, after an appropriate period of cooling off and consolidation.
Last week I noted that, at 28.75p, shares in AIM-listed gold producer in Azerbaijan, Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ) looked a compelling investment but that, with sector sentiment dire, significant patience would likely be required.
The AIM cesspit awards for me represent balance to some great business plays by aim listed companies with the clear diabolical and reckless errors of judgement or moral position by the less affable of companies. While the FTSE 100 has raced ahead, AIM has lagged badly in part because many view it as a Dick Turpin exchange.
Given the nature of the beast, the beast referring to resources stocks in general, it usually seems to be wise to adopt a mixture of momentum trading-following moves to the upside, as well as trying out the odd toe in the water bargain-hunting opportunity. This latter is what we appear to have at Empyrean Energy.
In for a penny in for a pound, another couple of observations on Cupid (CUP), the AIM Cesspit listed company that yesterday issued a statement in which it claimed my comments in an article that day were misleading.
The recent rebound in Gulf Keystone shares means that they are fast approaching not only the level of the broken two-year uptrend line at £1.70, but also what can be described as the coastal level, the £1.67 zone where CEO Todd Kozel transferred 10 million ordinary shares to a third party.
AIM-listed global project management and technical consultancy, WYG plc (WYG) has delivered a reduced adjusted pre-tax loss of £1.36 million for its year ended 31st March 2013, down from £4.61 million in the prior year as it continued to drive ‘self help’ initiatives (the company claims a £0.7 million profit for the year though this includes a net £2.06 million of acquisition/disposal gains).
The last time that online dating service Cupid (CUP) commented on an article by me it just noted that it was comment. This time I have been promoted to the rank of “market commentator” in a statement out this afternoon. Next time? “the UK’s top investigative financial journalist?” Needless to say Cupid is talking utter bollocks and that makes its shares even more of a slam dunk short.
Woburn Energy (WBN) is an AIM listed oil company which today announced that it had finally sold its last assets. It is left with net cash of $2.87 million (£1.87 million). It is now classed as an investment company but if it does not make an investment by 21st June 2013 its shares will be suspended.
It has been quite a long wait as far as bulls of Madagascar Oil have been concerned in the sense that their stock has been bumping along the bottom since late March.
AIM listed Nyota Minerals (NYO) has announced the latest results from ongoing optimisation studies at its flagship Tulu Kapi project in Ethiopia. Broker Ocean Equities is upbeat about the news but there is a caveat. Ocean writes:
The share price of AIM-listed gold explorer in Liberia, Hummingbird Resources (HUM) is a strong reflection of how against such stocks market sentiment has been – the shares down from 170p as recently as February 2012 and more than 100p in November 2012 to a current 41.5p, capitalising the company at £23.5 million.
Jim Ellerton, the chairman of AIM Cesspit listed Sefton Resources (SER) blathers on about creating shareholder value. Well here are two killer statistics for you.
Wandering around the UK Investor Show in April and seeing the daily chart of Amerisur on Sharescope software I remember thinking to myself that this was the perfect bullish. Unfortunately, from then until today the stock has been determined to prove me wrong.
On the face of it the latest gap higher for shares of Conroy Gold is merely another flash in the pan rebound amidst the ongoing decline from the beginning of 2011. However, since the autumn we have at least four powerful buy triggers which suggest that a lasting turnaround may be upon us.
Following a visit to Sierra Leone Northland capital has initiated its coverage of AIM Listed Sula Iron & Gold (SULA) in a detailed note published today.
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I cannot blame Jersey Oil & Gas (JOG) for raising £20 million today. It's the smart move. But if it has to offer shares at a 15-20% discount when it's on a roll what sort of discount will UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) have to offer as it seeks to raise £5-10 million with things going badly wrong? I also look at MySquar (MYSQ) after today's article that proves FRAUD. What is not allowed on AIM these days? Would complicity in mass murder be a problem? I give up.
If it sounds too good to be true, it is too good to be true. That brings me to the Cascade (nothing to do with Bill Gates) ramp and Servision (SEV) and a detailed look at why it is utterly worthless. I look at the bogus French bid stories at UK Oil & Gas and how the Froggies are actually dumping the shares ahead of a bailout placing and because they are monstrously overvalued. Its also placing ahoy at Magnolia (MAGP) and Andalas (ADL) which is so shite it makes UKOG look like BP. I look at Blenheim (BNR), the boardroom departures and why its shares are 50% overvalued. Finally I try to work out how soon Condor Gold (CNR) will have yet another placing and why I would not back it at any price.
Hello, Share Scoopers. Sometimes, gang, it makes sense to include advice from a different source when bringing shares before you for a possible punt. Especially when the other analysts agree with me. The boys and girls at Barclays have repeated an ‘overweight’ commendation for two big oil giants, and I’m glad to say I have chunky holdings in both of them.
It is clear that Nomad SP Angel does not care if its client MySquar (MYSQ) issues lies via RNS and it has not bothered to ask the one question that would show very clearly the Securities fraud committed by its client on July 31. It is a sorry state of affairs and I shall be writing to AIM Regulation and to the chairman of the LSE later to ask that SP Angel's license be revoked as it is clearly not fit and proper to run a public lavatory let alone be a Nomad. But now for John Meyer and his fellow dullards at SP Angel here is how your client defrauded investors.
To be fair, just a month and six days after launching in the USA Purplebricks (PURP) appears to be gaining some traction. Already it lists 1,460 apartments for sale in Los Angeles so folks are at least using it. Perhaps they like the claims made on the website Purplebricks.com?
Roger Lawson of ShareSoc bought a few shares in Rosslyn Data (RDT) as a recovery punt in a placing. That he was able to get EIS relief added to the attraction although I still worry he will lose money on this company which I have highlighted many times (HERE) as a howling dog even by the standards of AIM. Lawson attended the AGM yesterday and reports back on what appears to have been a curate's egg in his mind. I think he is being well generous.
Some posts on our comments section are so interesting that they merit a wider audience. Overnight Paul Scott, Britain;s top share blogger, served up a really interesting one on ASOS (ASC), prompted by Malcolm Stacey's recent (bearish) article here. This is really very interesting analysis. The great Scott writes:
Hello, Share Pilots. There is so many predictions of a earth-shattering share crash on this lively website, that we must all be feeling nervous. We all remember a few black days, only nine years ago, when it began to look as all shares would be worth hardly anything at all. Picture your mind’s desolation if that were to happen again. Here are a few precautions you might take.
The past week has shown clearly why MySquar (MYSQ) shares should not be traded on any market, even the AIM Casino. I demonstrated HERE that it had lied to investors in an RNS this month. That lie stands uncorrected. I demonstrated HERE that without any doubt it had committed wholesale securities fraud on July 31. This was chapter and verse stuff and MySquar is now exposed. Yet nothing has happened. As such I have written to my pal the bogus Sheriff of AIM, Mr Marcus Stuttard the head of AIM Regulation
A “Settlement of prior year taxes” announcement from semiconductor industry wafer supplier IQE plc (IQE) commences that “the group recently engaged the services of an international tax firm to assist with a routine US tax filing for the year ended 2016. Unexpectedly, this exercise has identified taxes due in the US relating to the profits of an overseas subsidiary for the years ending 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016”. Uh oh…
So Jersey Oil & Gas got its placing away at a 21% discount and it is a company serving up good news. UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has been serving up cold sick to its shareholders and is out of cash so needs a placing ASAP to avoid going tits up. UK Oil & Gas shares are now just 4.5p to sell so at what price do our readers expect the placing? Look away now if you are long, strong, wrong and clearly smoking a bong.
I wrote that I would not comment again on the Internet of Things company Telit Communications (TCM) until borrow became available again. The recall of borrow, it will be remembered, along with buying by various parties such as Davide Serra (the self-regarding nincompoop who complained to both the SEC and the FCA about the truth being told about the Quindell fraud in which he was foolish enough to have a sizeable holding), caused the share price to almost double recently. The good news is that borrow is now possible and the shares are unsurprisingly on the slide. They should be sold with vigour.
If you look at the 2011-2017 gold chart, we are facing the most significant trial yet says gold guru Lior. Gantz We managed to break through support, but that is being re-tested. If we can maintain support, we should see no further resistance up to $1400. This outcome is contingent on what the Federal Reserve does in December.
Having previously warned of a potential breach of “monitoring covenants” in the third quarter, Reach4Entertainment (R4E) “has now determined that the quarterly monitoring covenants for the third quarter of this year have been breached and has notified PNC”. However…
From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...
At the end of June I commented on eServGlobal (ESG) that the interims argue “strong outlook” & Homesend “sales expansion”, but that the financials remained troubling. There’s recently been a pump – 2nd October; “HomeSend progress in the banking market”, 10th October; “eServGlobal outlook and business update” announcements – seeing the shares up from sub 8p at the end of last month to above 12p, closing yesterday at still above 10p… and so now “the company is pleased to announce”…
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