‘Next generation’ technology investment company Pires Investments (PIRI) has announced its results for the first half of the 2023 calendar year, emphasising portfolio resilience against a difficult background for small and technology-focused companies and that it expects to see further realisations or liquidity events from the investment portfolio “in the coming months”.
Hello Share Chasers. You've probably noticed a lot of hype about companies involved in Artificial Intelligence. My humble view is that a lot of the rises in share price have already happened for most involved firms. But there are some outfits already benefitting from AI that do not yet look fully evident on the City radar.
Half year results from company describing itself as a “world-leading provider of technology-enabled language, content and intellectual property services” RWS Holdings (RWS) included some weaker demand in the current macroeconomic climate and planned investments. However, there looks good reason for some confidence looking ahead and, including with the shares down from above 400p as recently as early this year, we now consider there to be clear value.
Thanks to the sponsorship of Sure Valley and Pires Investments (PIRI) we are expanding the number and quality of speakers and are able to offer up more fun and games at ShareStock this year - as you can see HERE. In this episode I chat to Brian Kinane and Alex Thompson of Sure Valley about the role of Google in the AI boom. Enjoy.
Gfinity (GFIN) “is pleased to announce that the company has today conditionally raised £450,000… at a price of 0.06 pence per new ordinary share… The recently announced restructuring has allowed the company to focus on its digital media business, Gfinity Digital Media, which has a significant position in the Gamer website industry”. How ‘pleasing’ does this focus and equity raise look for investors?
"Resigned" from his last job at WPP after a scandal involving claims about expenses and a £300 hooker, Sir Martin Sorrell is still the BBC’s go to man as a great and the good fellow to opine on matters such as Brexit (bad), global warming (man made) and being a business visionary. Shares in his latest venture S4 Capital (SFOR) were 800p 22 months ago. They are now 116p after yet another dire profits warning. I wonder of the visionary foresaw that?
Hello Share Shapers. A Sheffield outfit that dubs and sub-titles tv and films has issued a worrying update that sent the shares down 27%. Which is embarrassing for me having previously let it be known I had high hopes of Zoo Digital (Zoo). Though not recently.
I am sure that Artificial Intelligence will change the world. It is a fascinating area as I have discussed in five episodes of TechCast. But that does not mean that AI might not create a stockmarket bubble. For into every boom the chancers are attracted.
Thanks to the sponsorship of Sure Valley & Pires Investments (PIRI) we are expanding the number and quality of speakers and are able to offer up more fun and games at Sharestock this year - as you can see HERE. In this episode I chat to Brian Kinane and John Frizelle of Sure Valley about the role of Microsoft in the AI boom. Enjoy.
I was pleased to read earlier today that the “European Commission authorises GSK's (GSK) Arexvy, the first respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine for older adults”. A bit more positive progress by one of the better value FTSE 100 names for boring personal pension fund investors such as me. Elsewhere, I also read that “BHP (BHP) and Microsoft use AI to lift Escondida copper recovery”. Another company feels obligated to mention then how so ahead of the norm it is on artificial intelligence.
Hello Share Squelchers. This glittering website likes to keep you bang up to date. And the talk of the City these days is Artificial Intelligence. It's time that this traditional old punter looked at this big talking point of the moment and I suggest you take a gander at this exciting firm.
Most journalists worry that Artificial Intelligence, AI, will in due course threaten their jobs. Zak Mir claims to be a member of the National Union of Journalists but, judging by an update from his Aquis listed Lift Global Ventures (LFT) yesterday, his work will only be threatened by advances in the development of Artificial Stupidity.
Thanks to the sponsorship of Sure Valley & Pires Investments (PIRI) we are expanding the number and quality of speakers and are able to offer up more fun and games at Sharestock this year - as you can see HERE. In this episode I chat to Brian Kinane of Sure Valley but mostly to Ronan Murphy who is the founder of both Getvisibility and Smarttech247 about AI and cyber security. Enjoy.
Hello, Share Mashers. We all know from working with others, that colleagues can be slow, lazy and make mistakes. Sometimes, the only time people really shine and seem keen to progress the company is at the initial interview. This makes AI or artificial intelligence such an important part of modern working. It can think and act better than humans.
Hello, Share Takers. Armchair gaming is a bigger business than movies. And there’s no let-up in the growing number of people who take part. Quite a few companies who cater for our biggest sofa pastime are cooking on gas. None more so than the clumsily named NVIDIA Corporation (0R1I).
TP Group (TPG) has announced results for the first half of 2020, including emphasising “resolute response” and “a strong start to H2 with multiple significant orders secured”. The shares are currently just above 6p in response, more than 13% lower…
Kin and Carta (KCT) has updated including “CEO, J Schwan said, "Innovation continues to power ahead and is increasingly recognised for the market leading solutions it brings to its clients. The work to reposition our Strategy and Communications pillars, as well as the increased level of investment in the Connective growth platform will drive sustainable profitable growth in the new fiscal year"”. The shares are currently, er, more than 10% lower below 85p…
Direct Line Insurance (DLG) is a rather unusual company. It does not flog its policies on comparison websites. You would think this would reduce the size of premiums. But when I compared the cost of insuring my jalopy, admittedly some months ago, I found I got a few better offers from comparison sites...
Hello, Share Chuckers. As I bring you promising companies which may have escaped your notice on office days, there’s time to explain my general methods at the weekend. I can’t expect you to follow my various suggestions unless you know my lines of thought. So, for those of you wise enough to subscribe to this essential website, here goes.