Without mentioning that he is the chairman, shameless David Lenigas is again ramping shares in technically insolvent Pennpetro (PPP) again as you can see below. You might care to note from where Lenigas is tweeting.
Last night Shanta Gold (SHG) gave a presentation at Proactive Investors. Paying for proactive to ramp your shares is always a bit of a red flag but I reckon Shanta shares are cheap notwithstanding that. However slide 4 of 18 raises, to say the least, eyebrows. It states:
You may remember that when Big Dave was at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) right at the start of the Horse Hill farce, AIM regulation stepped in to force a retraction of claims that the area contained 6 billion barrels of oil. It seems that Big Dave is at it again.
Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) lied in its first RNS, claiming to have raised £600,000 pre IPO when, in fact, the cash arrived only after the IPO so allowing punters to sell their stock into a pump and pay for it afterwards. That should have told you everything. At peak ramp just over two years ago the shares were 3.7p. Today they have slumped by 22% to 0.35p but guess what?
AIM-listed disaster Barkby (BARK) announced a “Major Licensing Deal” yesterday for its up-for-sale investee Cambridge Sleep Sciences, which included a five-year global license with minimum quantities of 25,000 units for the first year and dangled 60,000 units for the second. The market loved it – the shares put on 44%. But is it all it seems?
Vinanz (BTC) The sub scale bitcoin miner which does crazy deals with pals of its founder David Lenigas listed on the Aquis lobster pot at 3p. Its shares are today, despite Lenigas personally hoovering up any (loose but wise) sellers, still just 3p to sell as nobody is buying the Lenigas bull. Since Lenigas and his pals like Richard Poulden got in at 0.25p they don’t care but instead the company serves up another bullshit spoof.
You may remember that when Powerhouse (PHE) first got into a joint venture with FTSE 350 giant Peel Holdings to build a waste to Hydrogen plant half an hour up the road from me in Deeside, it was Peel that owned the joint venture and would fund it as it. Then it was “mutually agreed” that Powerhouse would fund it via loans. Then it was “mutually agreed” that Powerhouse would look to buy a 50% stake while Peel might inject more capital via a warrant exercise. Today….
"Oh dear, oh dear," as my old friend Old Mother Mike Walters would have said as he apologised for yet another duff loss making, cash guzzling share tip ‘fessing up to bad news. I am surprised Mike has not tipped Aquis listed Valereum Blockchain (VLRM) it is right up his street. Shares in this company were peak ramp 64p, thanks to the efforts of Zak Mir and David Lenigas. They are now 5.5p as yet more confetti is issued. And the worst is yet to come….
On Tuesday at 1pm, AIM-listed URU Metals (URU) – the John Zorbas vehicle which is technically insolvent, has no income and thus far has three listings to pay for – announced to great fanfare that a new airborne survey is to be conducted at the Zeb project in South Africa. But how can it pay?
No this is not a five-day late April Fool. David Lenigas really is on the cusp of listing a new bitcoin mining company on the Aquis Lobster Pot, Vinanz. Aquis today announced that First Sentinel is the advisor without any moral qualms and it has applied for a listing. But there is already one red flag flying here and it concerns Richard Poulden’s Aquis listed joke company Valereum Blockchain (VLRM) which we have exposed on this website numerous times.
The tweet below is the latest pathetic attempt to ramp shares in Versarien (VRS) so that it can get away one last placing before June and avoid insolvency. In pushing the fantasy that the company will soon be awash with grant money David Burton of Total Market Solutions fails to mention a number of critical points.
The funder of the lifestyle of disgraced, porcine CEO, Neill Ricketts, that is to say Versarien (VRS), will run out of cash and still have debts of almost £8 million by April or May. It has been knocked back on its big grant application to Innovate UK – as revealed here – and so must get a placing away PDQ otherwise the Fat Lady and the Fat Man will be singing a late Spring duet. Can you smell the desperation? For the second time in five days, we have an RNS Reach.
Once a week the investment hookers at Proactive pen a small cap column for the Mail on Sunday. This week’s effort is flagged up below. Nowhere on the column is there any disclaimer to admit that Proactive is paid by companies to publish research. So, readers of the tabloid will assume that this is just good honest impartial journalism. Of course it is anything but. Take this week’s effort below…
We all know AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) faces a funding crisis: it was sending around £2.6 million every month to the great central bank in the sky during the last reporting period, the interims to June 2022, when it had just £2.5 million of cash left over. Worse still, only a fool (step forward Crispin Odey?) would pay the par price of 25p for equity trading in the market now at just 12.25p. So without a capital reorganisation, the company is truly skewered.
It was only just over two years ago that shares in the fraud Verditek (VDTK) reached 18p at peak Mike Walters ramp. But, like so many stocks promoted by old mother Walters, Verditek was a fraud and now the shares are just 0.6p. This website has exposed the way Verditek has made announcements about big new contracts on a serial basis since 2017, ramped the shares, got a placing away only to ‘fess that the contract was bogus. The problem with frauds, as Mrs Thatcher might have said, is that eventually they run out of other people’s money. That point will arrive within months.
The last time we knew the cash position of Chill Brands (CHLL) was at March 31. The company neglected to give any update with its (piss poor) finals or in a trading update a few weeks ago. You can thus guess that the position is pretty dismal and the company is close to running on vapours. Hence 6 RNS ramptastic announcements since September. Today’s is the most wretched yet.
AIM-listed jam-tomorrow (if ever) IoT investment Company Tern plc (TERN) has followed up yesterday’s ramparoonie over Wyld (listed on the joke Nasdaq-of-the-north exchange in Stockholm) with a big announcement of a new contract for jewel-in-the-crown Device Authority worth $1.2 million…….over five years.
With a majority of just 834 Tory MP, almost, lifelong career politician, Andrew Bowie is probably already trying to find secure employment for after 2024 when he loses his seat. If so he was in the wrong place yesterday as, as a junior export minister, he pitched up to meet the blubbery lardball that is Neill Ricketts, the loathsome boss of Versarien (VRS) which is set to run out of money by Christmas. It won't be in a position to make him a NED come 2024. From the winner of a reality TV show 21 years ago to a Tory MP who is not even a household name in his own household, Versarien sure pulls in the all the big stars.
There has been a concerted attempt by Versarien (VRS) to ramp its shares in recent weeks. The reason, though it has yet to ‘fess to it is that it will be out of cash, burning cash and having stiff debts to support by Christmas. It clearly needs to do an emergency placing fast, hence the ramping. Let’s start with the just released video below starring lovable scouse oaf Craig Phillips, the winner of Big Brother 2001.
The bastard little brother of the fraud Supply@ME capital (SYME), is the Aquis comedy show that keeps on giving. How can Aquis expect to be taken seriously when it offers a platform to rogues such as Eight Capital (ECP) bosses Dominic White and David Bull of PCF infamy. Today Eight has launched a £10 million fundraise at 0.02p. Its market cap at 0.025p is just under £4 million and even that is mighty generous. By about £4 million.
The ability of Arthur Millholland to destroy shareholder value while living the life himself is well documented over many, many years at different companies and has already played out as expected at Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL). What is NOT stated in today’s trading statement suggests things are going to get much worse. What is said is a desperate ramp to help with the ongoing death spiral conversion.
AIM-listed Scancell (SCLP) was a company that I tipped – very unsuccessfully – in the past, on hopes of making pots of cash out of its medical technology. I sold, and needless to say, the shares then shot higher amid the Covid pandemic. But more recently, the ski-slope (downwards) reasserted. Until this morning.
Over on twitter Richard Poulden and his fellow Australian hustler, the shameless penny share ramper David Lenigas, are claiming that Valereum Blockchain (VLRM) changing adviser is good news. Whatever….Back on planet earth.
Okay you did not need the brains of Lloyd George to work out that this was coming but the stench of panic in today’s package of emergency measures from Argo Blockchain (ARB) should un-nerve even Zak Mir as he is paid to ramp these worthless shares.
At just over a penny, shares in Powerhouse Energy (PHE) are down by more than 75% so far this year. At peak ramp on 31 December 2020 they were 9.8p. To all those folks nursing 90% losses thanks to the (undeclared) paid ramping of Zak Mir and the ludicrous claims made by the company including its disgraced ex chairman, the liar and former Tory Minister Tim Yeo, you know who to blame. And it is not me who did warn you, not that you wished to listen.
The twitter feed of Union Jack Oil (UJO), the company that likes to spend shareholder scash trolling and smearing journalists and its own shareholders - really is the most utter bilge. Let's start with the death of the Queen and the tweet below before turning to today's paid for rampfest with Proactive.
The morons are getting terribly excited by an article by my old mucker Mark Watson Mitchell (HERE) suggesting that shares in Westminster Group (WSG) chaired by disgraced ex Tory MP Tony Baldry of the fraud 3DM infamy, are cheap as chips. The article is titled “Giving Money away” But it is all demonstrable bollocks targeting the stupidest investors to try and pump the shares ahead of a bailout placing. That will be the 35th such bailout in Westminster’s tawdry history.
We know that investee of AIM-listed jam-tomorrow investment company Tern plc (TERN), FundamentalVR (FVRVS), raised new money via a Series B funding round as announced on 31 May 2022, and again as announced on 11 August 2022 – the second of which cost Tern £1.5 million against the book value of its investment. On 28 July 2022, Tern chairman Ian Ritchie was announced to have bought 560,000 shares in Tern. This raises an interesting question.
Golden rules of AIM, Number 34: If there is a 'y' in the day, Lyin’ Steve Sanderson is either pumping or dumping. On 20 July, just three weeks after the last ramptastic update from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), came a full operational update.
I start with two examples of BlowJo's utter stupidity. Then, I touch on how Big Corporate is rallying around Halifax, and its woke hectoring of customers. After that, onto Nanosynth (NNN) - where the share price target is now a fall of 80-100% - and Valereum (VLRM): expect a share price collapse within weeks.
AIM-listed Inspirit Energy (INSP) has announced the remarkable achievement of over 30kW from a first stage build test for its waste heat recovery system. Woopie-do! But is this all it is cracked up to be, with the shares up 49% on the news?
I cannot help but notice that sub-Standard-Listed Cloudbreak Discovery (CDL) is back below its IPO price of 3p, at 2.8p in the middle. Call me Mystic Meg – for having sailed up as high as 13.25p on a ridiculous ramp, I commented in April that the shares have since drifted down to just 4.6p and seem set to drop back below the IPO price in due course. Where’s my Ouzo?
Versarien (VRS) shares have surged of late: last week, they lounged at 15p; yesterday, they reached 24p. This surge is all the more remarkable given the company’s May 12 warning: within a year, it could run out of money. My guess? The spike is driven by chatroom speculation and is, in effect, a concerted pre-placing ramp. In that vein, I have two questions for loathsome CEO, Neill Ricketts:
I commented on April 22nd that AIM-listed Pure Gold (PUR), also of the Toronto parish (PGM), in the wake of the admission that without bailout funding it would essentially be toast, that you should take advantage of the market’s stupidity (in marking the shares up to 15.75p) and sell, and that it would be lucky to raise money at more than 10p. And so this morning……
As folks guzzled on the covid testing hype, one man grew very rich. Graham Mullis was CEO of Novacyt (NCYT), a nothing biotech perennial dog, which just happened to have a test. Mullis was to be awarded a cash bonus, the size of which was dependent on the share price as of October 17 2020.
Sub scale technology investment waste of space company Vela (VELA) has today announced that it has hired a new PR and IR firm Novum to ramp its shares. Novum, aka my old pal Alan Green, I have a question for you about the gap in the website CV of your boss Brent Fitzpatrick, the one linking him to a convicted fraudster and jailbird.
The last two filings at ailing Vox Markets, the company paid by others to ramp their shares, make for interesting reading. Before Christmas, we saw revised accounts for the year to August 31 2020, showing negative net tangible assets of c. £450,000 and negative net current assets of £581,000, up by nearly 50% on the year. So, having corrected all the errors in its first filed accounts, Vox looked bust. I can’t wait for the 2021 accounts. It gets worse.
As explained HERE, sub scale investor in crap companies Tern (TERN) needs to get a placing away by April Fool’s day or it is in deep merde. Hence a desperate attempt to ramp the shares ahead of a visit to the bucket shops for the discounted bailout. Even Tern could not bring itself to make today’s release an RNS. It is an RNS Reach meaning that it is financially immaterial. You will be amazed just how immaterial it is. As such this is a major red flag that a discounted placing is imminent so if you are buying shares in the market today you better lube up.
Today marks three months since Eurasia Mining (EUA) last updated the market on the status of its supposed sale process. The “sale” is on a par with a DFS furniture sale, having now lasted two years and three months since it was first announced, yet with no sign of an end in sight! Frankly I think that it’s obvious that the sale (if there ever was one) has fallen through. On today’s anniversary I’m calling out to SP Angel to bring this farce to a close. Pull your finger out SP Angel, do your job and force some proper disclosure from your client!
Lyin’ Steve at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) knows that his company will run out of cash within a few months. Thus he wants to spoof mug punters into buying the shares ahead of the next bailout discounted placing to push the shares higher. How many bailouts has Lyin’ Steve undertaken now? I lost count as we sprinted into double figures. So how to ramp? Announce a share purchase says which ever imbecile is advising him on PR.
I start with news of two birthdays. Then I look at today’s Superdry ramp from Versarien (VRS), at Wildcat (WCAT), where the FCA has already responded to my missive, and at Nightcap (NGHT) where what I have revealed today is legal but surely stinks to high heaven making the shares utterly uninvestable.
Aquis lobster-potted Rutherford Health (RUTH) – formerly Neil Woodford favourite Proton Partners – has announced a deal to open new health clinics in partnership with BUPA. Great, whizzo……but there is just one tiny little thing wrong here!
To be fair, shares in the company are up by 26% today at 0.43p on news that it has finalised and ended a death spiral. But any company that has to use a death spiral is likely to be shit and shares in this company are down by 39.06% over 1 year, 86.01% over 5 years and 96.65% since its IPO just over a decade ago. Truly a penny dreadful, just the sort of stock David Lenigas likes to ramp. Dave’s dog de jour is …
I have an update on the Union Jack (UJO) placing which I forced it to ‘fess up to last Friday and I can now reveal that worthless ramp Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) is now seeking fresh equity at almost any price. At 1p, a £21 million market cap is about £21 million too high in my book. I also discuss Jubilee Metals (JLP) and Mark Slater and that links nicely to an IPO I am dodging and I explain why I am passing on what appeared a likeable and competent team. Finally, a detailed look at perennial dog Mirriad (MIRI) whose shares are – despite slipping 10% today – still a stonking sell.
David Lenigas is to ramptastic tweeting what Colin Bird is to pre placing pumps. He just cannot help himself. Today’s special is a picture of two men in late middle age standing in a tax haven shaking hands. Apparently this is very significant for Aquis lobster pot listed Valereum (VLRM), the crypto play pumped to 80p three months ago as the shameless chartist turned penny share stock promoter Zak Mir called it up to £2, That helped it get away a £1 million placing at 70p. Its shares now trade at 29p but even that is still a staggering 20 times net assets for this loss making business. Maybe three men could shake hands tomorrow in some tax dodging location and that would be even more significant, eh Dave?
For pointing out what an overvalued crock is Deepverge (DVRG) and how the maths of cashburn did not stack up, its arse of a CEO took to trolling me on twitter, a medium he uses to ramp his shares in an alarming manner. Today’s interims vindicate me and show why anyone believing Brandon deserves all they get. Notwithstanding the company’s Covid play based, literally, on piss and pooh, the valuation is a joke.
If this is not a sign to sell all your shares I do not know what is. The list of rogues with zero experience of managing money but who are veterans of ramping penny share frauds and promotes who are involved here is such a massive red flag. Lift Ventures was set up with £50,000 from the paid for penny stock ramping site LSE Share Talk on 13 May. The lead director who, it appears, will be managing its investments is Zak Mir who has never managed other folks money in his life bar the generous handouts he got from his parents as pocket money when at Harrow.
Valereum Blockchain (VLRM), The Richard Poulden blockchain/NFT/bitcoin ramp hyped disgracefully by shareholder David Lenigas and penny share paid for promoter Zak “the huckster” Mir, has managed to raise £1 million at a shocking 70p. And the shares are now 76p. This is insanity.
UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), the member of the minus 97% club run by Lyin’ Steve Sanderson, must be ready to pull the trigger on a bailout placing judging by news this week. Indeed there are suggestions that it is already looking to place 2 billion shares at 15% discount to the 0.2p bid so raising a gross £3.4 million, call it £3.1 million net. The pre dump ramp is from Turkey.
One of these three gents is a good friend (or was, maybe he won’t be after reading this), one is godfather to my daughter and one is a fat and utterly shameless Aussie share promoter who used to think there was more oil in the Weald Basin than in Saudi Arabia and whose latest tweet is below.
At peak ramp, folks like Zak Mir were telling you that Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) would be drowning in cash from selling gazillions of its high margin face nappies. I warned repeatedly that this was pure fantasy. Today the grim truth has emerged and the shares have slumped. Worse will follow.
As I have noted many times, following the “disappearance” of the eight contracts Verditek (VDTK) used to ramp the shares ahead of its last bailout placing, it is a company without revenue and now, once again, almost out of cash. And this it seems that equity investors have had enough and so the company has resorted to even dimmer and more credulous punters from the crowdfunding community. I have no idea what Tory Toff Lord Willetts is smoking other than a last cigar marked desperation but this makes no sense.
They used to be called cash shells but Peterhouse likes to brand its pointless financial creations SPACs (Special Purpose Acquisition Companies) to make them sound more sexy. Of course what they really are, are money making machines for greedy founder investors and rampers like Chris Akers, the Wolf of AIM, and for financiers like Peterhouse who float them on a production line of greed.
Having ramped shares in Nightcap (NGHT) up to 32p-35p, the company’s managers led by Dragon’s Den star Sarah Willingham are, I can reveal, attempting a bailout placing to raise £5-6 million at just 25p. There is no specific acquisition planned and this is simply because less than four months after its IPO it is running out of cash.
Shameless Aussie penny share promoter David “Did I mention that Horse Hill is bigger than Saudi Arabia – Lenigas owns shed loads of shares in a tiny Aquis listed serial dog, Valereum Blockchain (VLRM), which has less than £300,000 cash and – as things stand – no actual revenues. par for the course with a Lenigas ramp. His ramping on twitter is bad enough but he saves the worst excesses for a private Telegram chat room where he assumes, one suspects, that he will not be exposed. Wrong!
Valereum (VLRM) in the Aquis lobster pot has, as of today, zero revenues and – if it is lucky – £300,000 net cash. But mention the magig bitcoin word, throw in a few tokens and some magic beans and, hey presto, promoter David Lenigas and the Sith Lord Zak Mir reckon the shares should hit 60p. That would be a valuation of £38 million. Whatever you say Gents…today’s ramptastic love triangle from twitter is below.
As his loyal butler presents a plate of a fresh kipper, rushed by the overnight train from Arbroath, in front of Tory Toff David Willetts this morning, his Lordship must be pondering seriously whether Verditek (VDTK), the company he chairs, is, itself, at serious risk of becoming a dead herring. The company has survived since its 2017 IPO by generating not a cent of revenue but by announcing numerous contracts to ramp the shares ahead of bailout placings only to admit later that the contracts have come to nowt. But what now?
With James Parsons as Executive chairman you know: A) He will make a lot of money, b) He will ramp the shares, c) It will end in tears. It does not matter what the company is, with Dracula at the helm nothing changes. And so on Friday at no-one is watching O’Clock, 4.56 PM, there was news from Slovenia where Ascent’s attempts to deliver a gas project have, it claims, been stymied by the Goverrnment. Oh dear, news at that time is never good.
In this podcast, I discuss the idea of “shit investing”. I look at some stocks which are merde like Tiger Royalties (TIR) and Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) and things David Lenigas might ramp and others which are not and which I discuss in detail, notably Jubilee Metals (JLP) and Summerway Capital (SWC) run by the wonderful Vin Murria.
After years as a serial AIM dog about which we repeatedly warned, Mountfield Group (MOGP) is now a cash shell c/o a Peterhouse Corporate Finance Special. A recent placing at 0.1975p has allowed many of the spiv, sewer dwelling, clients of Peterhouse to flip their stock for a quick turn. For them and also the advisers who racked up costs of c£300,000 on the £3.1 million placing it is coke, hookers and in many cases warrants all round. Yum Yum. But this is perhaps not a total tale from the sewer.
I start with the Poulden/Lenigas/Peterhouse/Mir ramp Upper Thames (UPPT). Then it is onto Ridgecrest (RDGC) where I go through the exact timeline of events and all the issues which the FCA should examine in a formal enquiry. Then I have new questions for Zoetic (ZOE) and its loathsome PR Mr Henry Halfwitted-TopHat, formerly the PR of choice to Chinese fraudsters on AIM, about District 8, the RTO and what actually happened and finally comment on the weekend analysis of Versarien (VRS). Both it and Zoetic are shares where my target remains 0p.
We live in times of sheer insanity. It is a rampers’ paradise and cometh the day cometh the four horsemen of the rampfest apocalypse. I bring you a tale of sheer insanity from the Aquis lobster pot market, formerly the NEX Exchange. It starts with what was once PGC Entertainment (PGCE), a serial uber dog which was eventually slung off the AIM casino. I should say that its boss is my pal Richard Poulden.
As readers will know I was a big fan of AIM-listed biotech Scancell (SCLP) but lost my patience with what appeared to be an attempt to jump on the Covid bandwagon. Well blow me down, for today the shares have doubled to 28.25p at peak this morning. What’s going on (apart from me looking like a prize chump)?
AIM-listed Catenae Innovation (CTEA) – fresh from its fundraise announced Wednesday which added £1 million to its coffers at 2p per share – has announced a new pilot agreement for its Covid-bandwagon testing platform with an unnamed Fortune 500 American professional services and construction company. But if the BBMs think this is exciting, we are again warned that the deal is not expected to generate substantial revenues. Or, indeed, any revenues at all.
This is like shooting fish in a barrel. It is such a slam dunk and so easy that my cat could spot it. And best off, SP Angel the fraudster’s favourite Nomad has signed off on the lie. This morning, Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) has announced in a semi-literate release drafted by Justine James of Alma PR:
Sabien (SNT) has been around for years developing boilers that were going to revolutionise the world. Whatever. Floated at 52p per share in 2006, its shares now trade at 0.1p after more catastrophic news. Losses to date are in excess of £5 million but at least it has been providing a steady source of coke and hookers cash for London’s Nomads, brokers, PR fluffies et al. Today came a real shocker.
The business model of AB McKinley and his LSE Share Talk company is to ramp penny share dreadfuls in return for a fee. At 2.8p, Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) – no sales, cash c£3.5 million, directors sold 40% of the equity before a string of warnings, etc etc – is capitalised at £58 million. So AB is on the case “No need to ramp” he says before, er…ramping away. What a way to spend your life. Having folks like this on board is a classic red flag.
Pantheon Resources (PANR) will be drilling one of the few big number exploration wells investors can gain exposure to in 2021, with its Talitha A well in Alaska. This company’s track record really make me question if it is it worth the risk, but the Market Capitalisation nails the flow of my investment cash.
We still have three days left in 2020, so Tom may pull out a spectacular Bearcast that disrupts this list. Barring that, these are the fifty Bearcasts that delighted and infuriated ShareProphets members the most. You free riders have no idea what you are missing out on
Sales are vanity. Profit is a matter of opinion. Cash is reality. But if you are trying to ramp your shares ahead of a bailout placing you do not want to talk about cash ( or rather lack of it) or even profits (or rather losses) so you just bang on about sales. That brings us to Bidstack (BIDS).
UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), the company (backed by British Investors, but mainly by Turkeys) has now confirmed, at least to me, that the Weald Basin rampathon has all been for nothing. Despite a desperate need for a water injection well at Horse Hill to maintain reservoir pressure and hence production rate, the company is buying unexplored acreage in Turkey with no seismic coverage.
I have no idea why shares in Zenith Energy (ZEN), the worthless, cash guzzling POS which needs me to force it to fess up to bad news, are soaring. Perhaps the photo tweet below from boss, Andrea “the king of socks” Cattaneo might be a clue to the ramp.
I see that, on twitter, the usual assortment of lunatics are frothing about DeepVerge (DVRG) another utterly overvalued piece of junk from the AIM Cesspit. Naturally there is a Covid angle and appropriately enough it is a lavatorial one. It is not just Bulletin Board morons pushing this rubbish but esteemed broker Turner Pope has also stuck its nose into the sewerage system (literally) with a gushing note out today.
On Tuesday I wondered whether AIM-listed Tern (TERN) was already conducting a discounted placing as its shares were again falling even in the face of yet more ramptastic news. Now we know that the company was again raising money on the back of fake news in the market which it has failed to comment on as the BBMs were frothing about tiny investee Wyld.
Powerhouse Energy (PHE), the AIM listed green energy ramp run by loathsome ex Tory Minister Tim Yeo of sleaze infamy, has today announced a deal to license its technology in Poland and its shares are racing ahead. But this announcement is a spoof. Do advisers WH Ireland, Turner Pope and Ikon Associates have no shame at all?
Shares in jam-tomorrow, next year, never investment company Tern plc (TERN) have gone on the rampage – emphasis on the ramp, for there has been no RNS. Are we again to see the company get a placing away whilst there is perhaps a misapprehension over its prospects in the market?
I speak as a type 2 diabetes sufferer – today’s Covid ramp from Vela (VELA) is total bollocks. I also cover stinky share dumping by the Trainline (TRN) bird, Petra Diamonds (PDL), where I am vindicated again but not holding my breath for BBMs to apologise, Wishbone Gold (WSBN), Panthera Resources (PAT) and POS Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) – now in the Minus 99% club. Time for boardroom bonuses all round I reckon, as it places again.
Verditek (VDTK), a company with negative net current assets and which is burning cash so is technically insolvent, has today announced the publication of a research report. Natch, the pathological liars at Verditek deceive investors even with this pathetic attempt to ramp the shares ahead of a placing.
Shares in Bidstack (BIDS) are the biggest risers on the AIM Casino today, up 25% at 6.3p thanks to news that it has an exclusive contract to deliver native in-game advertising for Hyper Scape – a futuristic, free-to-play, urban battle royale game that was officially launched by Ubisoft on 11 August 2020.
AIM-listed but BVI-registered URU Metals (URU), which as Cynical Bear put it, seems more interested in drilling shareholders’ pockets than the ground, has announced a ramptastic pre-placing RNS this morning. Of course, we all knew it was coming as by my maths this John Zorbas POS is still technically insolvent and the clue is hidden in today’s announcement.
When I wrote about Asimilar (ASLR)back in February on its suspension, my last comment was that I sense a car crash coming this way…… This morning the car crash has happened, but it will surely get far worse…
Standard listed Cobra Resources (COBR) is the sort of enterprise that gives Aussie stock promoters a bad name. It has two brokers to pump the stock and do placings as often as possible, the esteemed blue chip houses of Peterhouse and SI Capital. Lots of placings, lots of dilution, but lots of commission, coke and hookers all round. It also employs THREE firms of the calibre of LSE Share Talk to pump the stock to mug punters. But an RNS release of 17 August surely goes a step too far.
Cripes! This is beginning to make Tesla look like a deep down value play! There were, when I stopped counting at just before 5 yesterday, more than 150 posts on the ADVFN Bulletin Board. All ramptastic nonsense but as of now Supply@ME Capital (SYME) is the biggest riser in London at 0.315p and is valued at £69 million. It is worth NOTHING. Please remember 4 key facts:
Shares in Verditek (VDTK) have been pumped up to 18p, capitalising it at £52 million, on the back of supposed order wins. But this company is a serial liar in that regard. Its finances are shot so why does anyone buy into the nonsense?
I speak as a shareholder and a supporter but this is quite literally insane. The company has appointed Alistair Ford, who works for paid for stock promoters Proactive, as a director. And this is where it gets bizarre. Ford has given an interview to the Sith Lord Zak Mir,
Tiziana Life Sciences (TILS) was last week’s AIM ramp, briefly touching 300p on Friday (a £506 million market cap) before closing for the weekend at 268p. It’s more than 10-bagged from its 24p low at the end of February and, as you might have guessed, the reason is because it’s a coronavirus ramp…
Things appear to be hotting up at the latest Chris Akers/Peterhouse ramp, AIM-listed Trafalgar Property (TRAF), with Chris Akers having upped his stake for a second time, now to 9.12%. Of course, at first glance Trafalgar is an utterly worthless POS but recently announced that the holding company was clean of debt – the expectation being that the subsidiaries will either be packed off to the administrator’s office or sold off for a traditional £1.
Eurasia Mining (EUA) shares were suspended months ago because it was unable to clarify speculation that Chinese Bank CITIC was engaged to try to sell its assets, something it first suggested was happening about nine months ago. Today it clarified, the shares were unsuspended and have rocketed. Its ouzo time for the Bulletin Board morons today but for how long?
AIM-listed dog Catenae Innovation (CTEA) released its FY results to September 2019 and Interims to March 2020 this morning. What a dog’s breakfast! We have been saying for some time that Catenae was technically insolvent and this morning the hard numbers show that we were bang on the (lack of) money...
In April and May we were at peak Covid hysteria. Across the world authorities like the disgraced Public Health England which had shamed themselves by having limited supplies of PPE and other items hastened to order as many Covid tests as they could. Now they are well stocked by testing at way under capacity. So what is going on and why should Novacyt (NCYT) care?
Attis Oil & Gas (AOGL) formerly Mayan Energy and Northcote Energy has long been a stain on the underbelly of the AIM casino. Today it enters a new chapter of infamy and once again the architect is broker Peterhouse Corporate Finance. Before today there were 3.9 billion shares in issue. Now, following a debt for equity swap and a placing at just 0.0115p, there are 14.7 billion and Peterhouse has been given enough warrants to take the fully diluted total to 15 billion.
I have covered the shenanigans at Peterhouse & Chris Akers ramp All Active Asset Management (AAA) a number of times, notably HERE. At 2p it is valued at £15 million its net assets are, at best, £5 million. Now we have news of management change and this makes the stench ever more overwhelming.
We truly live in mad times. The printing presses are running full steam, the dole queues building at rates not seen for decades, the economy imploding and yet on the AIM Casino there are stocks trading at ludicrous levels. I offer three: Catenae (CTEA), Conroy Gold and Natural Resources (CGNR) and Tern (TERN).
Here we go again. Grace Slick could have been thinking of Peterhouse’s antics – as exposed here - when penning her most famous number “When logic and proportion, Have fallen sloppy dead” Exactly. So what is the ValiRx (VAL) white rabbit?
I start with an admission that I am a total git. The ShareProphets Shares Conference is on 9 May (Saturday) not 8th as I had suggested. I am a git. I apologise. Please book your tickets now HERE. Then I deal with Falanx (FLX), the bearded millionaire tosser Branson trying to have it both ways, Iconic (ICON), Catenae (CTEA), my pension fund where I am si grateful to James Hay for being so useless, negative oil prices and which companies other than Nostra Terra (NTOG) will go bust and the laughable ramp at Chesterfield Resources (CHF).
I start with a note on Bidstack (BIDS), which I shall be taking up with AIM Regulation over the weekend and end with Future (FUTR) which needs to issue a profits warning. In the middle I go therough the very murky tale at AIM listed All Active Asset (AAA) which sees uber ramper Chris Akers in action and Peterhouse Corporate Finance boss Peter Greensmith make a £768,000 killing in his private vehicles while acting as broker and pulling the strings at AAA and also acting as broker to suspended AIM stock Asimilar which is involved in this strange tangle. Then it is onto Optibiotix (OPTI) and a small placing. But this is not a bailout as Cynical will no doubt claim but,possibly a gateway, to a mega re-rate as I explain.
That AIM-listed Catenae Innovations (CTEA) is in a state of technical insolvency is surely beyond question. Last night at 5.30pm – no-one-is-watching o’clock – the company announced the appointment of a new sole Broker in the form of Brandon Hill Capital and miraculously, this morning it has announced it has joined a consortium with the objective of building an identity documentation system to record an individual’s Covid-19 test status. Yes folks, this technically insolvent POS is trying to jump on the Coronavirus bandwagon! But this morning’s RNS has to questionable on at least one point…..
AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) has announced an initial four-year distributer agreement with Dalian Yibang Technology Co Ltd (DLYB) offering exclusive distributer rights to market Haydale’s electrically conductive graphene-enhanced masterbatch in China and Taiwan. All well and good – and it does indeed appear to be good news – but for all the jam tomorrow, what about cash today?
Uber ramp Versarien (VRS) refuses adamantly to break out how much of its business is actually involved in graphene. It is the graphene hype which explains why the shares are at 79.5p valuing the company at £122 million. The legacy non graphene activities may generate real sales but will never be material cash cows and thus are fundamentally almost worthless. So how much does Versarien actually make from graphene?
On 9th August 2019, following comments here and a letter to the authorities, Versarien (VRS) was forced to put out a statement relating to a twitter post a day earlier by its boss Neill Ricketts. But it gets far worse as I can reveal today.
Say what you wish about shameless ramper Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) but he is a man who would turn up at his local Women's Institute meeting if there was an opportunity to ramp his shares. He'd never turn down an opportunity, however small, for a spot of ramping. But right now he is embroiled in a regulatory tangle with his Nomad and AIM Regulation over the secret Discord Group exposed HERE and HERE. Ricketts was set to fly on Tuesday of next week to host a lunch in God's chosen lands of Ulster...
As followed on ShareProphets, AIM-listed Yolo Leisure proved a damp squib and reformed itself into Asimilar (ASLR), a Chris Akers – backed vehicle. As before with Concha (CHA – and now booted off the Casino), EVR Holdings (EVR) and Red Leopard Holdings (RLH), where it seems the involvement of Mr Akers brings the ability to ramp hot air to at least £100 million worth, Asimilar’s shares have been rising. But when the music stops, will this prove Asimilar to the others or will the shares collapse back down again?
It is day 1 of the olive harvest and ShareProphets reader K is a hero. I swear he is a closet bubble. I give a progress report on that and then turn to Fastjet (FJET), Versarien (VRS), the useless FCA and mini bonds and the imploding and smelly ramp that is Eurasia Mining (EUA).
I want to get in there before my colleagues and flag up that the valuation of the ramp du jour AFC Energy (AFC) is absurd and that the company is drowning in red flags. Reading some of the Bulletin Board posts this smells just like Cloudtag although obviously it is not a Norfolk. Natch. I want to makle that clear.
In today's podcast I look at the looming General Election, at a pathetic excuse from Hargreaves Lansdowne (HL.) for not commenting on Neil Woodford, at Sound Energy (SOU), the ramp du jour Euraisia Mining (EUA), at the scandals at Tern (TERN) and Big Dish (DISH) and what they say about the institutionally useless FCA and AIM Regulation and at the profits warning from Empressaria (EMR).
Amazing. Yesterday, having promised news on a $13.5 million finance facility at regular intervals since 1 October, AIM-listed VAST Resources (VAST) essentially told us it didn’t know when it would come through. This morning and bingo, its arrived. Its nice to feel the board is fully in control of things. But having told us in December last year that it would not do any more death spirals, guess what! And worse still, the previous clientele of this fine upstanding finance firm appears to consist of the fraud MySquar (MYSQ), and Bushveld Minerals (BMN) back in the days when it was a penny stock dreadful gasping for cash.
The AIM casino ramp de jour Versarien (VRS) has made great claims about its US operations but if you start digging it all looks rather less transparent so here are a few easy questions for the twitter obessessed CEO Neill Ricketts.
Yesterday, shares in Versarien (VRS) raced ahead by 10% as it announced an order with an (un-named, natch) US oil and has explorer for 12 kg of its high purity graphene nano platelets (GNP-HP) integrated into a polymer masterbatch by Neill Rickett’s great British Company. But the RNS did not spell out the value. And doing his, almost, weekly ramp on Justin the Clown’s promotional limp dick podcast he again refused to say. So here is some hard maths: I suggest this order may be a spoof.
In the first half of this podcast as I look at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Angus Energy (ANGS), Brockham, Horse Hill and the Weald Basin ramp I am joined by comrade Brokerman Dan. Then, alone, I look at Woodford Patient Captal Trust (WPCT) including the key missing info in today's bullshit RNS, Costain (COST), Versarien (VRS) and Mirriad (MIRI).
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.
Reynolds now owns 6.35 million shares in Yourgene (YGEN), 1.1% of the equity and though not a dominant portion of his net assets, still a material amount. So why did he buy? I chatted it through with him and his simple answer is “because the shares are cheap and I could.”
In today's bearast I take a detailed look at Sub Standard list Bermele (BERM) which is over-ramped, dripping in red flags and been pushed by shamed Bulletin Board Moron Aberdeenman. I also explain why I shall, tomorrow, be asking the Met to investigate whether Julie "lingerie on expenses" Meyer and her lawyer Peter McGrath might - as a result of this - be perverting the course of jiustice as I have news on the FCA's criminal investigation into Meyer which seems to be ratcheting up. I am not accusing either of this serious crime merely asking the Met to see if something awry is taking place.
Well before the end of June, Tomco (TOM) needs to get away another placing to avoid crash landing in its up alley. To that end, the £3.9 million market cap at 4.3p is a complete rum 'n; coke. Bt the ramp is underway ahead of the next bailout and thus we have a statement today which has failed to impress the City's No 1 oil analyst. Zac "the knife" Phillips of SP Angel writes:
After today's cache of bombshell emails exposing the fraud at Frontera (FRR) folks will have even more questions for the whore blogger Malcollm Graham Wood who ramped the shares shamelessly in return for, undeclared, payments from Frontera. In light of this I have unearthed this pic of the Fat Bastard with his back to the camera helping the Police with their enquiries. Please supply suitable captions in the comments section below with a deadline of midnight tonight.
I start with my big moral dilemna - listeners do you have any advice? Then I look at another day of shame for AIM ref Maestrano (MNO) and, more particularly, Immotion (IMMO). I look at Gama Aviation (GMAA), Numis (NUM), Finncrap (FCAP), Greatland (GGP) - another Dave Lenigas twitter ramp heading south - and at Avanti Communications (AVN)
Below I bring you three tweets from the great promoter himself, Mr David Lenigas urging folks to buy Angus Anergy (ANGS) shares at up to 14p as recently as six weeks ago. Uh Oh those in his flock of followers who bought into this ramp must be feeling a tad sick today with the shares at just 5.5p after a statement that raises big questions about Paul Vonk, ousted as CEO last week and the matter of material non disclosure.
Yesterday I revealed that Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG) was undertaking a massively discounted placing at 10p to raise £4 million which seems to have stirred up a real hornets nest among the Bulletin Board Morons. I have been reported to the FCA numerous times ( again) and the charge is that I am the villain. But am I? I suggest not but put up two other candidates for that eipthet and that I am the hero of this tale.
AIM-listed purveyor of all things graphene, Haydale (HAYD) has been on an RNS Reach-fest, the latest of which came this morning. Of course, RNS Reach announcement are by definition immaterial and are best viewed as free advertising. But the market has bought into the ramp and the shares are markedly up on the 12p low point they reached when it emerged – along with proft warning No. 3 in six months – that Haydale had been unable to raise loan finance it had planned to. The stock is now up at 36.5p – still a long way down from the 78p at which I wrote about the company last June.
If you are a proven liar like Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) who won't buy any shares in his own company but wants to ramp them ahead of the next placing what do you do? Easy. Pay Sharetalk (we will interview anyone who pays the fee) to record an interview with the Sith Lord Zak Mir who makes Justin the Clown look like the Spanish Inquisition and ramp away. Today's podcast is a classic bit of Leni-maths as Lyin' Steve explains to a credulous Zak how to value an oil stock and why UK Oil & Gas could be worth hundreds of millions of pounds if not more. Of course Lyin' Steve is talking utter crap as I explained HERE. Meanwhile enjoy...
The full year results from Online Blockchain (OBC) do not look that terrible until you compare them with the interims at which point you start to ask just when will the money run out. This statement is terrible and, understandably, the shares – 200p at peak ramp earlier this year – have slumped another 3p to 22p-27p. Ouch.
AIM-listed Conroy Gold and Natural Resources (CGNR) has announced a new gold outcrop discovery in Ireland, between its Clontibret gold deposit and the Corcaskea gold target. So will this discovery transform the company’s prospects, or – bearing in mind that it has to report year-end results to May of this year by the end of next month – does this news mark the beginning of a pre-placing ramp?
Broker Shore Cap insisted that shares in Sosandar (SOS) were worth 50p. Thirsty Paul Scott gushed about how they were potentially worth far more and after such massive pumping the stock hit the mid forties at which point it was valued at around thirty times historic sales. Insanity. And then the shares started sliding, falling from 44p at the start of this month to 36p yesterday. That must have been enough to turn anyone to drink. Whatever could have been happening… oh yes…
Yesterday at 5.20pm – no-one-is-watching o’clock – paid-for research house put out some piffle about AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD). The shares are attractively valued compared with their peer group, on P/NAV and EV/sales, and also on a DCF basis don’cha know. Well, maybe – apart from the fact it is loss-making, going to run out of cash and the last placing was at a 32% discount! If the company thought that would get a lift in the share price, I’ve got bad news….
A couple of months on from the well-received annual results of Versarien (VRS) on 19 July, the share price has risen to even higher levels from when I initiated coverage (HERE), now valuing the graphene part of the business at well over £200 million so I thought I’d pose a simple question to CEO Neill Ricketts – how are those collaborations coming along?
Grossly overvalued AIM listed piece of crap Frontera Resources (FRR) is running on vapours. It has less cash than your average Venezuelan and is burning it at an alarming rate. Despite the best efforts of disgraced PR man Tim Thompson of scumbags Yellow Jersey PR and the whore blogger, Malcom “Fat Bastard” Graham Wood to ramp the stock, it has more than halved since May 1 and is now just 0.22p to sell. So what price is the looming bailout placing going to be at. You guess in our reader poll, the deadline to enter is midnight tonight:
Nigel Somerville says that he is hanging on for much more and his patience may be rewarded. Thirsty Paul Scott speaks to Sosandar (SOS) bosses regularly then updates his fellow morons on the ADVFN Bulletin Board. “Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, I speak to management regularly and it will all be brilliant” says Thirsty Paul. Whatever…
Having stuck my todger in the hornet’s nest as Tom so eloquently put it with my first ever piece on Versarien (VRS) (HERE), I thought I would dig a bit deeper into the products as perhaps one can make a case for a £200 million business after all?
I’ve been following darling of the bulletin boards, Versarien (VRS) for some time finding the ever-increasing share price more and more incredulous. I thought I would use today’s results to take a closer look and come up with a considered valuation. In short, this appears to be the in the top 5 most overvalued shares on AIM – get out while the going’s good!
AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) has offered the market an RNS this morning describing “Strong Commercial Progress”. Bearing in mind the profit warning of last week, and the inevitability of another bailout placing one wonders if this marks the appearance of pastures new in the distance, or whether it is just a pre-placing ramp.
We forced a statement last Friday and, today, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) says it has completed an “oversubscribed” placing at 0.9p. FFS these bastards have a nerve. How they abuse and insult the owners of this company, its shareholders.
This tweet below is just one of a number of bullish tweets about Horse Hill where the biggest investor is UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) made by David Lenigas the founder of UK and, as far as we know still a shareholder. Today it has been forced by me to fess up that a bailout placing is underway. The problem with Big Dave's tweet is that it is bollocks. As to the idea that it is a pre-placing ramp, no way Jose, not David Lenigas, this is just a coincidence.
I am waiting for Fat Bastard, the whore blogger Malcolm Graham Wood to earn his pay cheque by saying what great news Frontera Resources (FRR) has served up today. Of course it has not. This is more meaningless gibberish designed to pump the stock ahead of a bailout placing. But I have to take issue with the City's No 1 oil analyst Zac "the knife" Phillips of SP Angel. He is right to be mega bearish but wrong about the company. He opines:
Another day and another bullshit announcement from the company whose main business is issuing new shares while claiming to be an oil explorer, Frontera Resources (FRR). the timing is handy for Frontera is hosting a City presentation for mug punter Private Investors tomorrow. It all smells terribly as if more confetti is on the way. Let's start with the bullshit RNS.
Oh dear it is another bad day at the office for Neil Woodford. First up I answer the question posed by Cynical about the great man HERE. Then I look at the disasters one of which told a monstrous lie in its RNS today: Mereo BioPharma (MPH), Mirriad (MIRI) and Hvivo (DOG). Then I look at Concepta (CPT), shares in which we own, Nighthawk (HAWK) and its dead cat bounce and finally at uber ramp Sound Energy (SOU) and what a CPR based on 2D seismic really means, i.e. Jack shit.
In today's bearcast I start with a reader complaint but then he is a tosser so who cares? Then it is onto looking at the differences between the funding facilities at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and MySquar (MYSQ). I am bearish on both but the differences in the two packages are instructive. I look at Nature Group (NGR), Jim Mellon's uber-ramp FastForward (FFWD) and at Purplebricks (PURP) is the Neil Woodford bubble about to burst again, as even former supporters like Paul Scott admit my analysis was right and theirs wrong.
Two days ago Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) , share price at peak ramp 44p, put out its latest meaningless RNS. But it was the pump and I am afraid to say that the City's No 1 oil analyst Zac Phillips and his colleagues at SP Angel played their part....
Remember the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG), booted off AIM after its Nomad quit after it told just one too many total lies? Perhaps this is a spoof but it seems that fitness bands are not the place to be, Cloudtag is getting into blockchain. Natch!
Hapless Neil Woodford has poured out his heart to the poodle press, Citywire, bleating about how wicked bears Kerrisdale have been beastly about one of the largest - and most obviously overvalued - of the pack of dog investments in his Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT). The bears have bitten back!
The morally bankrupt and intellectually challenged PR fucktards at Yellow Jersey, who fund their miserable existences by helping shite companies such as Frontera Resources (FRR) ramp their worthless shares, organised an investor presentation last night for the faithful. By all accounts the wine flowed freely with the morons who attended not realising who was paying for it... it was them. Waseem Shakoor who is - rightly - short, as an £81 million market cap is absurd, notes:
I am sure that having bought the duff Italian assets of Sound Energy (SOU), Saffron Energy (SRON) shares will be aggressively promoted when they return from suspension. All the usual suspects in team ramp are already making initial noises. But should we really get excited? The City's No 1 oil analyst, Zac "The Knife" Phillips of SP Angel thinks not and opines today:
Yes I have spent much of the morning in conversation with folks in the City of my birth. I do have an Oxford degree - does Larry Cummins of Milestone (MSG)? The questions mount, the shares are tumbling - I explain whay happens next. I look at the latest bullshit from holocaust denying fraudsters MySquar (MYSQ), comment on the pointless ramp of boiler room dog Inspirit(INSP) on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and on Anglo African Oil (AAOG) and finally have a few words on a stock we own, Sosandar (SOS).
I start with a few comments on the thoughts of top broker Andrew Monk who is normally bang on the money but on a couple of recent points wrong. Then it is onto Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR), Karelian Diamonds (KDR), Fishing Republic (DOG), Bushveld Minerals (RAMP) and ITM Power (ITM).
And there we have it. Today’s announcement of the placing at Altona Energy (ANR) to raise £735,000 at 0.5p completes a very successful, oft–repeated, operation at the lower end of AIM, namely the placing, followed by the industrial-sized ramp, followed by the placing – the “PRP”. It is worth looking at in closer detail.
Ramptastic - if not entirely transparent RNS releases, Bulletin Board and twitter ramping by all the usual suspects with ludicrous price targets, no cash. What on earth did you expect was going to happen next at perennial uber dog Mayan Energy (MYN)? As those who were paying up to 0.9p at peak ramp just a few days ago contemplate how they were used to get away a £2 million placing at 0.6p they should have very serious questions for London's worst Nomad Roland Fatty Cornish who has signed off in recent ramptastic releases. Enter the fray Zac "The Knife" Phillips of SP Angel, the City's top oil analyst who has 14 questions that a Nomad with a shred of integrity and competence would have asked before allowing the releases. Over to The Knife who writes:
The bear raider and professional northern git has been tweeting frantically with what he believes is photo evidence that key kit has been removed from Broadford Bridge meaning that UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) cannot be flow testing the well. That would seem odd as UK Oil needs good flow data to ramp the shares ahead of the bailout placing it so urgently needs now that all its cash has been spent. Curiouser and curiouser.
I start with Starcom (STAR) whose statement as it announces a placing is pure unadulterated bullshit. Do the crony capitalists who put this shite out take us all for morons? Then it is onto Altitude (ALT) whose shares are up by 19% today valuing the company at £32 million. Maybe I am thick ( don't comment on that!) but I just cannot get my head around that valuation and explain why. Finally onto Altona Energy (ANR) and related ramp Uru Metals (URU). This is the latest POS to get the full ramp treatment and I explain why its share price is absurd.
Shares in uber-ramped Echo Energy (ECHO) were suspended today after a sharp share price move on Friday forced an admission from the company. Hmmmm, heavy share dealing just before a big announcement. But this is AIM, the world's most successful growth market so that is just a total coincidence just like it always is on the casino. Move along gents..nothing to see.
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.
I was excited to see how Nuformix (NFX), the renamed company previously known as Levrett, would perform on debut yesterday as the LSE’s bulletin board in-house expert was predicting great things. Alas, it was all a bit of a damp squib but let’s hope at least that he managed to take a bit off the table during his ramp though.
The shares are tanking said the PR man to lyin' Steve Sanderson, CEO of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). How will we get the bailout placing away?I know said Lyin' Steve, let's put out a ramptastic operational update. And so lo and behold Lyin's Steve issued the release and the Bulletin Board Morons fell for it (again) and the shares zoomed from 4.05p to 5.35p-5.4p. It is placing ahoy.
There is another update on the potential claim against Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald for its negligence in allowing the fraud African Potash (AFPO) to post utterly untrue statements to ramp its shares ahead of a rescue placing. Peter Petyt who is co-ordinating a claim for more than 100 aggrieved shareholders writes:
The reason for the deafening silence emanating from uber-dog MySQUAR (MYSQ) became all too clear this morning as it issued a shocking trading announcement which makes clear that revenue has fallen off a cliff. Surely something should have been mentioned at the time of the placing in late-July?
I’ve been on holiday for a week in Italy (funnily enough) and am just catching up on a few interesting pieces of news and thought I would comment on the Saffron Energy (SRON) deal with Sound Energy (SOU) that was announced last week. Makes a lot of sense in many ways but I am disappointed by the scale of the James Parsons-led ramp that has started already supported in all the usual places.
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:
Boom boom! I suspect that once again the Mrs will regard that that title as rather crude as she did with this offering the other day. I discuss that topic which is close to the heart my old friend Jim Mellon. Then I look at MySquar (MYSQ), a disaster waiting to happen and its link to disgraced Bell Pottinger. Then it is onto Avanti (AVN) before I issue another warning about 88 Energy (88E) not that the morons trying to ramp it will listen. Finally I look at strange share price action and hard maths for Zibao Metals (ZBO)
Remember Horse Hill? That was the original breakthrough site for UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). It was the Gatwick Gusher. It was the site that lyin' Steve Sanderson claimed contained a billion barrels of oil. Then he said he never claimed that. Then a video emerged of him saying that. So is that one big lie or two? Anyhow as UK Oil & Gas tries to ramp its shares ahead of a placing we have more ramptastic news from the Hill.
I’ve been keeping my powder dry on Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) in recent weeks despite the rampfest extraordinaire going on in all the usual places. However, the two RNS’s yesterday have got me banging at my keyboard as it highlights the shoddy behaviour going on. It’s clear who the CEO, Mark Gustafson, is really working for here, namely the death spiral funders backing this piece of crap.
Andalas Energy (ADL) and its loathsome boss Dave "the rule breaker" Whitby represent all is worst about the AIM Casino. The company is worthless and its sole achievement has been an industrial scale transfer of wealth from the many to the few. Even by its own tawdry standards yesterday was a low point and it is a matter that I shall now be asking the authoriies to investigate as, blatant, market abuse. But first we must rewind to August 8.
I always take house broker notes with a heavy pinch of salt as they will paint as optimistic a picture as possible so this morning’s effort from Beaufort Securities on its client, MySQUAR (MYSQ), surprised me somewhat with its honesty but it’s good to finally put the nonsense about “operating break-even” to bed.
My last piece on Echo Energy (ECHO) looked at how connected party Greenberry was making a fortune out of the ramp and also looked at rather odd TR-1s. Well history is repeating itself and, as always expected, yesterday’s TR-1 shows how the other connected “institutional investor” here, Pegasus, has also made a very quick buck - not that it told anyone when it was doing so!
It must be exciting times at NHS supplier Totally (TLY) at the moment with the buy-and-build strategy taking shape and an RTO in progress and a busy time, particularly for the CFO, Don Baladasan, who also has the interims to prepare but, er, has he just left to join CentralNic (CNIC)?
Having commented earlier today on the flourishing growth of the Standard List due in part to tougher rules on AIM, it felt appropriate to start covering a perfect example of such a company, namely Pembridge Resources (PERE) , which is currently moving from AIM to the Standard List. To be fair though, on an initial glance, there’s a lot worse in my Sub-Standard Shockers XI.
Shares in Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO ) are again tumbling on this fine summer's day. Oh what joy it is to be alive. 350p at peak ramp less than two years ago, they are now just 10.75p to sell. Ouch, I just love the smell of burning share certificates belonging to Bulletin Board Morons in the morning. So what crisis looms? Take your pick.
Our very own Gary Newman nailed this spot on at the weekend flagging up that an almighty pump in Arian Silver (AGQ) was underway. Our sober, harsh but fair coverage contrasts well with the really sordid rampfest that saw the shares pushed ahead ahead of a placing today raising £600,000 at just 0.5p.
AIM ramp de jour MySquar (MYSQ) has today boasted that in the last days of June as daily sales reached $8500 "the business has reached a very significant milestone of achieving run rate operating breakeven". Er..can you smell the red herrings - they are hidden underneath the red flags.
I thought I would pause before commenting on yesterday’s RNS from Xtract Resources (XTR) relating to the Manica alluvials as I felt it was odds-on that more dilution would come from one source or another following the ramping off the back of it. Surprise, surprise, Yorkville cashed in and announced a loan note conversion today, but let’s take a closer look at the announcements in any event.
I see things are beginning to stir at Red Leopard Holdings (RLH) but one of Friday’s RNS’s relating to a significant stake being acquired by Spreadex left me in a bit of a cold sweat. History isn’t going to repeat itself so soon is it?