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Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 18 November

By Darren Atwater | Sunday 19 November 2023


 


Here are the most read and most listened-to articles and Bearcasts on ShareProphets over the past seven days. The most read non-Quiz, non-Tom article last week is by Steve Moore, Verici Dx – “Commercialisation agreement with Thermo Fisher”, but still what about that cash burn? at No 4 or No 8 including Bearcasts.

The most read ShareProphets stories this week were:

  1. Defamatory Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest
    As ever in such contest there is no prize just glory. To win you have to beat the posting below spotted by veteran reader SB on the LSE Asylum. Any comment on a Bulletin Board qualifies but to win it must be both moronic and also defamatory. Post your entries in the comment section. The deadline for entries is midnight on Saturday 18 November.

  2. Skinbiotherapeutics is there a placing underway – response from Stuart Ashman
    I have been involved with the stockmarket for 33 years. I have done almost every job going: analyst, CEO, fund manager – crap one - even, don’t laugh, compliance officer so I get really fucked off when folks lecture me about what the rules are, especially when they clearly don’t know them themselves. I really do not like being patronized and that brings me to Stuart Ashman and Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) where I am, of course, a loyal shareholder.

  3. UPDFATED: Has Andrew Bell’s Red Rock used fake photos to support its claims? He says no
    I am afraid that this looks very bad for my friend Mr Bell but apparently he is innocent. The first tweet below is from Red Rock Resources (RRR) twitter account.

  4. Verici Dx – “Commercialisation agreement with Thermo Fisher”, but still what about that cash burn?
    Previously writing on company describing itself as “a developer of advanced clinical diagnostics for organ transplant” Verici Dx (VRCI), in July with the shares up to 12.25p I questioned how “important” was a latest step and concluded to still avoid. The shares had since fallen below 6p, but what of them currently back up to 9.5p on a “Commercialisation agreement with Thermo Fisher” announcement?

  5. City Pub Group – “pleased to announce” recommended offer, but about that stated “premium”…
    City Pub Group (CPC) is “pleased to announce” that it has agreed a recommended offer from Young & Co.'s Brewery (YNGA) with “a total implied value of 145 pence per City Pubs share… approximately £162 million”, including that it considers “the cash certainty and ongoing exposure to the combined group provided by the transaction… provide City Pubs shareholders with a significant acceleration to potential value creation”. What of this?

  6. Harland & Wolff: there is NO positive scenario for shareholders
    Tom commented briefly and bearishly on Harland & Wolff Group (HARL) on Friday, I thought it was about time that I should put some detailed thoughts in writing to explain why HARL was one of my top UK small cap shorts that I highlighted at ShareStock. Personally I think that the numbers are compellingly obvious but let me start with some background to make sure that I don’t assume too much prior knowledge.

  7. BREAKING: SEC suspends Tingo, the billion dollar fraud created by Home Secretary James Cleverly’s cousin Chris
    The first cousin of the Home secretary, the serial fraudster Chris, has a history of UK stockmarket fraud, exposed by this website, but his company Tingo (US:TIO) is a Nasdaq listed con which was once a multi billion dollar scam. Today the regulators at the SEC have moved into suspend trading in the shares and the associated document, below, is damning. It will be ouzo tonight for me as I first flagged up this scam in September 2022, for the Cleverly family its not such a good day.

  8. Marks Electrical Group – argues “strong first half trading period”, er what about the profit and forecast falls?!
    Previously writing on UK online electrical retailer Marks Electrical Group (MRK), last month I concluded that a trading update headlined “Continued trading momentum driven by premium next-day service offerings” was not what it seemed with the shares down to 103p. What then of the results for the six months ended 30th September 2023 with the same headline and the shares currently further down to 90p?

  9. GS Technologies has risen a crazy amount on some very dodgy looking figures for its GS20 crypto exchange - sell
    GS Technologies (GST) seems to have been the latest small company to enjoy a ridiculous rise in share price after private investors across various social media platforms pumped the hell out of it on Friday.

  10. Horizonte admits it could run out of cash before Christmas – Evil Banksta was right ( again)
    Oh dear, oh dear as disgraced share tipster Old Mother Mike Walters used to say as yet another one of his share tips headed for a crash landing in Tits up Alley. One of his biggest disasters was, of course, Minmet (MNT) the fraudulent gold miner based in Brazil. Horizonte Minerals (HZM) wants to be a lithium miner based in Brazil. My 2 year old daughter wants to own a real life pink unicorn. I want... well, you know all about Cheryl Cole.

The most-listened to Bearcasts this week were:

  1. Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: I am angry about the Skinbiotherapeutics placing, I am furious with greedy Stuart Ashman but am going in for open offer
    In this bonus Bearcast, I explain why I am cutting my target price materially for Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) but still see this as a potential five bagger. I am furious with Stuart Ashman who is greedy and has not delivered. And I think the company's broker, Cavendish, has a lot of questions to answer. I warn you that Matthew's Dog and Catriona will love this podcast.

  2. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: How do you fancy coming to Ethiopia? said 'arry Adams
    In today's Bearcast I discuss Jaya's birthday and the Woodlarks Christmas appeal. Please donate to that HERE. Come on you can all afford a fiver can you not? Then it is onto Hotel Chocolate (HOTC), Celadon Pharmaceuticals (CER) - still a short - Verditek (VDTK) , Canadian Overseas (COPL) and Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI).

  3. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: that email I received must be an April Fool and Ouzo man's new short idea is a very good one
    I discuss the April fool without revealing which paper sent it. But apparently it is not an April Fool. Well I never. Then I look at Technology Minerals (TM1) and its problems with the FCA, Saietta (SED), Harland & Wolff (HARL) and house prices and the housebuilding stocks with a reminder of my top short idea in the sector.

  4. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Yet again its another win for me and another defeat for crooked Chris Cleverly
    In today’s Bearcast I discuss the fraud Tingo (US:TIO), Ariana resources (AAU) where I disagree with my bullish fellow shareholder Nigel Victoria (VCP), Gear4Music (G4M) and Argo Blockchain (ARB).. My Ukraine/Russia podcast is HERE

  5. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Jaya 3 tomorrow, tonight is a cooking night
    I start with what I will be doing tonight and looking back on the unusual birth of my daughter then I look at Technology Minerals (TM1) and why it could be a zero c/o the FCA, Eurasia (EUA), Queeld and dodgy Russians in Cyprus, AMTE (AMTE), Atlantic Lithium (ALL), Belluscura (BELL) and Nigel Wray and Nightcap (NGHT) and dates.

  6. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - is Verditek going bust? Mr. Market thinks so and so do I
    In this podcast I discuss the damascene conversion of the Mrs on a couple of issues and I say "thank you" to those donating to Woodlarks on the Christmas grotto appeal. We are now almost 75 of the way to target so if you can spare a fiver ( or more) please do so today HERE. I look at Verditek (VDTK), Tern (TERN), Red Rock Resources (RRR),. mention Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX), Cellular goods (CBX) and have a look at Parkmead (PMG) where i am not convinced that Peter Brailey is right to be just so bearish.
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