Articles by: STEVE MOORE


ShareProphets readers tips for 2022 competition – (just under) one month to go update

Having asked for readers tips for 2022 for the prize of 1/2 litre of Tom Winnifrith's Greek Hovel olive oil (2022 harvest) HERE, the following is an update on performance with now (just under) one month to go (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a once per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE, AIM casino or Aquis lobster pot and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2022).
  • By Steve Moore
  • 2022-12-04 18:20:47

Directa Plus – trading warning. How much faith to have in its stated 2023 confidence?

Previously writing on company describing itself as “a leading producer and supplier of graphene nanoplatelets based products for use in consumer and industrial markets” Directa Plus (DCTA), in October with the shares up to 89.5p I concluded that its recent announcements and above £59 million market cap meant that I retained caution, still avoid/sell. The shares last closed at 83.8p but are currently falling well below 80p on the back of a “trading update”.

  • By Steve Moore
  • 2022-12-02 14:03:00

Mortgage Advice Bureau – notes re-financing and market share “opportunities” but also a written business collapse

Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB1) has issued a trading update noting adverse trading impact from the government’s recent manoeuvrings but also that its “re-financing opportunities from its client bank are at a record level for 2023… remains highly cash generative and retains a strong balance sheet”. So what of a now down towards 500p share price, £290 million market cap?

  • By Steve Moore
  • 2022-12-01 16:29:58

Creightons – interims, how “confident” to be for margin and trading recovery?

Previously writing on personal care, beauty and fragrance products company Creightons (CRL), in July with the shares around 40p on the back of full-year results I concluded that with it more than half way through the current half year I suggest it means those supply chain and inflationary pressures continuing to reduce earnings and, therefore, at this juncture still just on my watchlist. Now we have the half-year results... and the shares have currently responded more than 20% further lower to around 30p.

  • By Steve Moore
  • 2022-12-01 13:30:54

Pelatro – warns on trading, and what about the balance sheet?

Previously writing on software for customer marketing company Pelatro (PTRO), in June with the shares at 27.75p I reviewed an AGM Statement, including asking what about the recent RNS Reach announcements & broker change?, concluding caveat emptor and continue to avoid. The shares last closed at just below 20p, but are currently much further lower towards a £6 million market cap on the back of a “trading update”.

  • By Steve Moore
  • 2022-12-01 11:43:28

Strix – another profit warning, argues “a strong balance sheet” but is it?

Kettle safety controls and other water temperature components group Strix (KETL) commences an announcement today that it “is pleased to announce… completed the acquisition of Billi” and also includes that it “continues to maintain its strong market share position in Kettle Controls and is outperforming the market in the Appliance and Water categories. In addition, Strix has a strong balance sheet”. So what of a current share price response to 78p...more than 37% down!?

  • By Steve Moore
  • 2022-11-30 14:39:00

Supreme – “a solid trading performance” and “ahead of market expectations”. Really?

‘Fast-moving consumer products’ company Supreme (SUP) has announced results for its half-year ended 30th September 2022 including emphasising “pleasingly, the business has delivered a solid trading performance in the period” and that the full-year is “now expected to be ahead of market expectations”. So what of a current share price response down towards 100p?

  • By Steve Moore
  • 2022-11-29 16:10:21
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