Optiva – FCA moves in, is this the kiss of death? Small cap and spiv trader favourite broker Optiva has been stopped from taking on any new clients by the FCA and its existing clients are not allowed to pass new funds or assets to Optiva’s control. The mystery is why.
Hercules Site Services – emphasises civils projects division “busy”, but what about the bottom-line? Describing itself as “a leading technology enabled labour supply company for the UK infrastructure sector” (aren’t all labour supply companies “technology enabled” these days?!), Hercules Site Services (HERC) has issued a Civils Projects division contracts update, also including that it is “well positioned to meet increasing demand for our specialist services, while also contributing to a cleaner, safer infrastructure network”. So what of this and a share price currently more than 7% higher at 29p in response?
SLAM DUNK SHORT: Belluscura – bailout placing looms to stop a gig with the Fat Lady within weeks Some folks are fooled as to the rate of cashburn at Belluscura (BELL) by the way that – for reasons that are inexplicable to me – it capitalises so many costs. Put simply the states losses massively under-represent the horrific cashburn. Do the maths and even Stevie Wonder can see that the company is running on vapours and unless there is a material, so no doubt massively discounted, fund raise within weeks the Fat Lady will have another AIM listed gig.
How bonkers will the Bank of England be later this week? There are a number of interesting corporate names reporting here in the UK over the next week, but I am also “looking forward” to Thursday’s upcoming decision from the Bank of England. I say “looking forward”, because I think the BoE has lost the plot about its interest rate policy…