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I remain to be convinced that any asset sale will justify the valuation of Sound Energy

2019-07-08 11:34:30

A couple of weeks ago I covered Sound Energy (SOU) and its recent disappointing drill results which appeared to cement its fall from grace as a favourite amongst private investors. At the time the share price was around 8.7p and I mentioned the fact that some of the placees from the recent equity fundraising of $2.7 million net at 10p would likely be looking to try and create a spike to sell into. Since then I have seen all sorts of rumours on social media, including one that a single shareholder took £3 million of placing shares – which is more than were actually issued!

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If it Sounds too good to be true, it usually is! Sound Energy Post Mortem

2019-06-23 14:07:34

Sound Energy (SOU) has proved to be a great example of why private investors shouldn’t get too far ahead of themselves and start ordering a new Ferrari, based purely on early results in any company drilling for oil and gas.

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Sound Energy bailout $3m placing to keep lights on.. pro tem

2019-06-18 10:13:00

Once upon a time, with its shares at 82p, Sound Energy (SOU) was valued at c£500 million. But no institutions were backing it, this was just a ruthless private investor ramp. It worked but you cannot keep plates spinning forever and drill failures in Italy and Morocco brought the shares crashing down. Today there was a final kick in the gonads for the mug punters suckered in by CEO James Parsons and others.

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Sound Energy – is that noise the screams of Bulletin Board savant agony? It will get worse

2019-05-22 13:35:41

I warned folks time and time again that the valuation of Sound Energy (SOU) was a monumental joke as the shares were pumped up to a peak of 82p. But the savants of the Bulletin Board Moron community knew better and hurled back abuse. Today the shares are just 11.62p but that is still way too high.

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Sound Energy will offer a good buying opportunity if TE-10 is a failure

2018-12-09 00:03:43

Sound energy (SOU) is a company that I’ve been negative on in the past, and justifiably so considering its recent fall from grace as one of the most popular shares amongst private investors.

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Sound Energy: the spinning stops, the plates come crashing down – ouzo time

2018-11-19 03:44:20

Do you remember when shares in Sound Energy (SOU) were 80p+ and some commentators thought they would multi-bag from there?  I warned you that this was a stock built on spinning plates and that, one day, reality would cause pain and misery for shareholders. That day is today, the shares are down by 29% at just 17p. But could it get even worse?  You bet it could.

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Podcast Evidence: Is James Parsons of Sound Energy the most shameless ramper on AIM

2018-10-20 08:08:56

I accept that there is stiff competition for the title of the most shameless ramper on AIM. But could James Parsons of Sound Energy (SOU) claim the title? I bring you a podcast below which is almost sordid. Sound is apparently a low risk ten bagger. Whatever.  Parsons has a devoted following of Bulletin Board Morons who will, no doubt, lap it all up. At 38.7p the market cap is £407 million which is even more of a rum and coke than the podcast below.

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Sound Energy video - 100% pure cliche ridden bullshit

2017-10-09 00:09:15

I have explained many times before why, on fundamentals, Sound Energy (SOU) is a slam dunk sell. Now watch this short promo video. This is pure unadulterated cliche ridden bullshit and, inadvertently, makes the bear case better than anything that I could write.

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More PR pumping at Sound Energy - valuation absurd

2017-10-04 00:35:04

We have warned you often enough that the valuation of Sound Energy (SOU) is que absurd even though the shares, at 55p, are well off 99p year highs. Still anyone not using today's "news" from Morocco as an opportunity to sell is nutso. Here is how a leading broker called it: 

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Another less than glorious drill result from Sound Energy - top broker warns shares deserve to halve again

2017-07-05 02:48:05

Earlier in the week the disappointment was that the Italian Badile gas play had flopped. But at least the Moroccan excitement could allow James Parsons, the aggressive stock promoter who runs Sound Energy (SOU), to keep the plates spinning. er...now we have news from Morocco. And it is more bollockese and not great news.

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Sound Energy - shares crash as Badile flops, is the company really pleased?

2017-07-03 01:24:42

Some folks are just lazy fucks. The team round at PR crony capitalists Vigo Communications who charge an arm and a leg for spinning for Sound Energy (SOU) appear to be such folks, as they put together today's disastrous press release using cut and paste. It starts "Sound Energy, the African and European focused upstream gas company, is pleased to provide an update on the drilling of the Badile exploration well, onshore Italy.". With what followed I bet the ranch that Sound was anything but pleased. Hint: the shares have crashed by 30% to 54.25p in early trade.

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My view on Sound Energy's market valuation remain unchanged

2017-03-29 00:24:58

I’ve been bearish on the valuation of Sound Energy (SOU) for a while now, and nothing in the updates this week on Tendrara or its final results have changed that opinion. Don’t get me wrong, I can certainly see potential in this company, and it has done well to turn things around and get to where it is currently, but I still think that it is crazy that it is trading at a market cap of well over £500 million at this point in time.

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Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 10/03/2017

2017-03-11 01:25:50

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...

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Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 20/01/2017

2017-01-21 04:33:29

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...

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RESULTS: ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition

2017-01-03 08:19:57

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, this is the result...

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ShareProphets Share Tips of the year 2017 Number 9 Gary Newman says Sell Sound Energy

2016-12-26 21:59:09

Sound Energy (SOU) has performed better than I expected in 2016 and the share price has held up at higher levels than I anticipated, yet I still think the current market valuation is totally crazy at this stage!

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ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end November update

2016-12-02 20:56:23

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance with the competition now into its final month (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

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Game Changer for AIM: Sound Energy - £24.1 million fund raise - you can take part via Primary Bid

2016-11-24 02:30:23

I will not be. As far as I can see the current market cap of £450 million is borderline insane and certainly not justified by the fundamentals. So I don't blame Sound Energy (SOU)  at all for raising cash at this level. If folks want to pay up, the company would be crackers not to let them. But some will disagree.

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ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end October update

2016-11-05 01:40:38

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

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ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end September update

2016-10-01 03:37:03

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

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ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end August update

2016-09-03 00:53:34

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

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Sound Energy, another sell from the silly season

2016-08-15 03:05:58

While we are working our way through the silly season when all sorts of rubbish zooms ahead, I see that Sound Energy (SOU) is nudging an insane market cap of £300 million while I write. It could well soon take the place of the soon to be departed Gulf Keystone as the oil stock of choice for the retail loonies.

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Sound Energy will come back down to earth with a painful bump

2016-08-09 00:30:14

One of the biggest red flags of a company being ridiculously over-priced is its directors selling shares, and that certainly looks to be the case with Sound Energy (SOU) following its after hours RNS!

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ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end July update

2016-07-30 00:16:12

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

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Sound Energy looks terrible value at this price

2016-07-24 06:45:01

Sound Energy (SOU) has been one of the best performing small oil companies this year in terms of its share price, but when you take a closer look it is hard to see how it justifies anywhere remotely close to its current valuation.

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Sound Energy - The Truth is this (junk) Bond issue is a disaster: Sell!

2016-05-10 01:16:18

Sound Energy (SOU) has today boasted that it has signed heads of terms for Euro 28.8 million of new bonds with a coupon of just 5%. Sound fantastic. Except that if you dig into the detail you will see that, in fact, Sound could get away bonds only at junk pricing with a related party. That tells you that its shares are a stonking sell.

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Schlumberger agreement cheer for Sound Energy

2015-12-31 03:15:58

Most oil and gas plays are licking their wounds from persistent energy price falls and continued gloom in many quarters about the present outlook. However, Mediterranean-focused Sound Energy (SOU), with gas interests in Italy and Morocco, is drawing comfort from a field agreement it has newly struck with Schlumberger, the multi-billion US oil and gas services giant, to develop the Tendrara onshore gas licence in north-east Morocco, where Sound is the operator.  

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Sound Oil; the saviour of Antrim Energy

2014-11-24 05:22:17

What a dramatic announcement from Sound Oil (SOU) this morning. Some might call the company’s unsolicited swoop for Antrim Energy (AEY) predatory. There’s no denying it has an aggressive feel to it, but only a fool would believe that this is a seller’s market for oil companies.

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Exclusive Interview with Sound Oil CEO James Parsons

2014-10-02 13:18:22

When I last wrote about Sound Oil (SOU), I suggested the “valuation looked stretched”. People lined up to disagree with me, not least Brokerman Dan. The problem with the rebuttals is they just sounded like the same tired old lines trotted out about countless resource stocks on AIM, all promising heavenly riches. And we know what happened to the overwhelming majority of them. Despite my cynicism, I was approached by a friend of Sound Oil’s asking if I’d talk to CEO James Parsons to hear his version of the story. Earlier in the week I caught up with Mr Parsons and there could be more to this company than I initially thought. 

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Sound Oil: Heading for the FTSE 250 or a takeover bid

2014-08-31 15:12:57

At the moment it looks like the Sound Oil (SOU) share price is in a holding pattern. There is no real movement either way at c12p. But September could be a busy month for the Company.

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Sound Oil – clear upside

2014-08-04 12:54:04

Ben Turney is entitled to his view on Sound Oil (here) but he is wrong. Take it from the man from the Manc slums. I own the shares and this is why Sound (SOU) will make money for Brokerman Dan.

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Sound Oil: valuation looks stretched

2014-08-01 13:33:54

Tom and I have recently published a new e-book, “The 49 Golden Rules of Making Money from Oil, Gas and Mining Stocks”. Over the last few months, Sound Oil (SOU) has provided a perfect case in point for several of our Golden Rules. Back in the spring, when the shares traded hands between roughly 4.6p and 6.9p, this could have been a wonderful stock to buy, based on the company’s success at Nervesa. Thorough research and good timing would have definitely paid off. Today, however, at 12p (last seen) and a market cap of £49.84million, the risk/reward balance appears to have tilted more towards the risk side of the equation, despite the progress the company has made. And if you don’t believe me about this

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Sound Oil: All Bulletin Board froth or a very cheap share: video presentation judge for yourself

2014-07-29 09:04:07

The Bulletin Boards are frothing, AIM listed Sound Oil (SOU) seems to be the latest private investor darling. But is it all froth or is the shares really very cheap? Judge for yourself by waching this video of  Luca Madeddu presenting at the UK Investor Show

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Doc Holiday interviews Sound Oil CEO James Parsons

2014-04-30 08:14:00

Earlier this week, Doc Holiday managed to grab an interview with Sound Oil (SOU) CEO James Parsons. Sound Oil recently secured a very impressive looking institutional investment, at a 69% premium to the then share price, as well as a farm out for its Nervesa projst. Here is what Mr Parsons had to say.

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Sound Oil Buy at 7.875p with a 14p target

2013-10-23 09:37:15

At one point, in the not so distant past, it appeared that Sound Oil (SOU) was ready to deliver the goods as far as the Bulls were concerned in terms of delivering a sustained break of post 2012 resistance at 14p plus. 

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Buy Sound Oil at 11.5p

2013-09-06 02:46:20

I tipped Sound Oil (SOU) on 17th May at 7.875p. The shares are now 11.5p. Not bad. But things are moving along nicely. The company announced on 4th September some pretty good news.

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Q&A With James Parsons of Sound Oil

2013-07-17 12:52:24

Our own Doc Holiday quizzes James Parsons the CEO of AIM listed Sound Oil (SOU)

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Buy Sound Oil (SOU): Best Case Scenario Targets 16p

2013-05-30 06:45:07

For the past couple of days I have been sitting back contentedly watching the share price of Sound Oil start to bubble up, happy in the knowledge that its charting praises had been sung here on ShareProphets already, and ready to take a bow over the next week as the stock soared. Unfortunately, this will be the first technical analysis of this much followed E&P minnow.

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Sound Oil CEO James Parsons Q&A

2013-05-20 00:50:40

Shareprophets.com resources writer Doc Holiday caught up with James Parsons, the CEO of AIM listed Sound Oil (SOU) last week for a short interview. Here’s the transcript.

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Buy Sound Oil at 7.875p

2013-05-17 02:57:54



Unlike most AIM listed oil and gas stocks Sound Oil (SOU) actually has some, albeit modest, revenues.

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