Last night at 5.20pm AIM-listed Rurelec slipped out its full year results to December 31 2020. Given that its previous team of directors slipped out of the door since period end, the evening of Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle looks like a good time to bury bad news.
On Friday morning at 7am fully-listed former Neil Woodford favourite Esken (ESKN) – formerly known as Stobart Group Ltd (STOB) – announced that its proposed sale of Stobart Air to Ettyl Limited was being delayed by change of control consents taking longer than planned. Given that the sale was due to complete by early May 2021 announcing this on the last trading day of May seems a bit ripe. But worse was to follow.
Following its rather smelly announcement after hours at no-one-is-watching o’clock on December 20 which offered up nice Christmas presents to shareholders in the form of a profit warning and a statement that its financial position was weak, AIM-listed Catenae Innovation (CTEA) followed up yesterday at 12.23pm (lunchtime on a Friday, no-one-is-watching o’clock) with a further announcement that it still not agreed the hoped-for £100,000 bailout and that absent new funding it will be a trip to the corporate undertakers. Nigel did warn you but there is a bigger question....
It is some time since I offered any comment on AIM-listed Igas (IGAS), following the near-demise of the shares long-predicted in these parts. But last night Igas drew attention to itself by offering up an Operational Update well after hours, at 5.43pm. Talk about no-one-is-watching o’clock! You just know it wasn’t good news…..and it wasn’t!
AIM-listed Univision Engineering Limited (UVEL) issued its full year results for the year to the end of Mar 2015 at no-one-is-watching o’clock, 5.33pm last night. That is enough of a Red Flag already, but given the recent focus of this website on AIM-China set-ups, I see that this company is registered in Hong Kong. Oh dear….
A bank holiday weekend: what better time is there than 6.29pm on Friday night to slip out bad news?! And so we come to fully listed Goldenport Holdings Inc (GPRT) which did exactly that, in the form of its interims. But it was not just that this came at no-one-is-watching o’clock, there were a few other matters which anyone holding this stock might want to pay attention to – if they are not blinded by subterfuge.
US Oil & Gas (USOP) once issued an RNS at 10 PM on a Friday – that Liam Mcgrattan is a comic genius. But he serves to demonstrate a valid point: if a company starts issuing RNS statements well after 4.30 PM this is a red flag that you should not be invested. Not a reason on its own but the sort of red flag that catches the eye.