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OPTI

4 days ago

OptiBiotix Health – trading update and company chat, Buy

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced a trading update, emphasising “another year of progress… probiotic and functional fibre divisions achieving profitability”. The shares have though currently responded lower to 55.5p, so what’s the current situation here? We’ve spoken to Chief Executive Steve O’Hara and we believe that Mr Market has got this one wrong.

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7 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: £155k payoff plus shares for being a director for 1 month shocker!

In today’s podcast I look at Remote Monitored Systems (RMS), Online Blockchain (OBC), Zoetic (ZOE), Zenith Energy (ZEN) - after today’s bombshell expose -  ADVFN (AFN), Optibiotix (OPTI) and Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX)

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18 days ago

Optibiotix - I think it has made a big accounting boo boo

I am a massive shareholder in Optibiotix I(OPTI) and believe that I will do very well from my investment, where my average in price is c9p. The shares are now 61.5p mid and I think thery will easily double from here within 18 months if not far sooner. But there can be no double standards here in the way that I cover companies, just becuase I own shares in them. I think the company has made a material accounting error which is also an own goal! Here’s why:

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48 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix blames interviews with me for share price weakness

Yup, if he does an interview with me and my tough questions, shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) go down.  So, going forward, it is only those paid-for interviews with folks like Proactive. “Steve, is your schlonger enormous or gigantic? Why are your shares so cheap? etc etc.” Whatever, I apologise to you all for asking the odd question. Without my malign influence, Optibiotix would clearly be in the FTSE 100. I discuss this company’s prospects and also those of Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) where I am also a loyal shareholder. I look at Trainline (TRN), Online Blockchain (OBC) and Vast Resources (VAST).

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51 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: GroupThink on Lockdown, Remote Monitored, Optibiotix and Cineworld

I start with the non financial GroupThink but explain how this is relevant to three shares: Remote Monitored Systems (RMS), Optibiotix (OPTI) and Cineworld (CINE). And i outline why two of thre three are screaming sells and one a screaming buy. Guess which? I refer to this article I penned earlier on how dissent from GroupThink is being stifled.

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68 days ago

Optiobiotix NED upgrade – now this chap is impressive: STRONG BUY

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that Non Executive Director (NED) Peter Wennstrom – of whom we’d never heard – is to step down to be replaced by Christopher Brinsmead CBE, subject to the completion of regulatory due diligence being carried out by the Company’s Nomad. For a £50 million odd capitalised company Brinsmead is a real BSD to pick up.

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97 days ago

OptiBiotix – another North American market step & chat with Steve O'Hara - Buy

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has emphasised “another step in building brand and product presence in the large North American market” as it announced its latest deal. Yes it is a step but frustratingly one revealed on a release using the Adam Reynolds keyboard. The one with no numbers on it.

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103 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Chatting to Steve O'Hara

In today’s podcast I look at Cineworld (CINE), Trainline (TRN), Novacyt (NCYT), Powerhouse Energy (PHE), Optibiotix (OPTI) and Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX).

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132 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: back in Wales no thanks to an AA confused by Sheep

I am back here at last and allow a bit of time for personal matters. Then it is on to Optibiotix (OPTI), Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX), Verditek (VDTK) and G3 Exploration (G3E).

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132 days ago

OptiBiotix – Australia & New Zealand OptiBiome products launch, Asia to follow?...

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI“announces the launch of meal replacement shakes and bars containing OptiBiotix’s OptiBiome® proprietary weight management technology under the Optislim® brand with Woolworths, Chemist Warehouse and on OptiPharm Pty Ltd’s online store in Australia and New Zealand”…

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134 days ago

OptiBiotix Health – another agreement with UITC, this time for CholBiomeX3...

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) is “pleased to have signed an agreement with UITC to distribute CholBiomeX3 in Singapore”…

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134 days ago

OptiBiotix – potential extended opportunity into new drug and application areas, strong buy

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) is “pleased to see that Seed has achieved FDA authorisation for an IND in a product containing OptiBiotix’s Lactobacillus plantarum LPLDL®”. So, what does this mean?…

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146 days ago

OptiBiotix – further expands SlimBiome Medical geographical reach, still a strong buy...

OptiBiotix (OPTI) has announced that it is “pleased to have signed an agreement with UITC to distribute our award-winning medical device in Singapore”…

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152 days ago

OptiBiotix – encouraging interims and CEO chat, Strong Buy

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) is “pleased to present… results for the six month period ended 30 June 2020” and we have had a chat with CEO Steve O’Hara…

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161 days ago

OptiBiotix – exclusive worldwide licence agreement for a number of SweetBiotix products: STRONG BUY..

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) is “pleased to announce that it has has entered into an agreement with a US company for the purpose of large scale manufacture and commercialisation of a number of SweetBiotix® products”

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175 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: My great grandmother was illegitimate but James Parsons is a complete and utter bastard

I have been doing good work on the mystery of who my great grandmother really was. My great aunt, her daughter the actress Anna Lee, did some work, as you can see HERE, but I have gone a step further and have agreement to do a DNA test to solve the mystery once and for all. I discuss this distraction then Sound Energy (SOU), Optibiotix (OPTI), Cobra Resources (COBR) and 7 Digital (7DIG).

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221 days ago

OptiBiotix – WellBiome distribution agreements, patience still required but still a strong buy...

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has recently been “pleased to announce the extension of terms for CTCThis agreement recognises CTC’s success in building sales of SlimBiome® and extends terms to enhance further sales growth, supported by minimum sales targets. This is a first commercial step in bringing our new functional ingredient WellBiome® to global markets and building brand awareness” and pleased to announce… a second commercial step in bringing OptiBiotix’s new functional ingredient WellBiome® to global markets and building brand awareness”

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227 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Is Kefi about to rip? And which is less believable - Rishi or Eurasia?

I start with why I am so sceptical, even cross about Rishi Sunak’s mini budget yesterday. Some measures are profilgate, others downright counter productive. Then it is onto Eurasia (EUR) and the red flags that make be sceptical although I would be happy, for him at least, if my pal Christian got rich. Then onto Kefi (KEFI) and another gold stockj I own and why they could really rip higher on a three month view. Finally i answer a reader question about Optibiotix (OPTI). No my faith is not waning at all. Au contraire, after a company chat earlier…. 

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262 days ago

OptiBiotix – clarifications and updates on more news from the company

More news from OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) and we’re also asked to clarify re. previous statements by the company…

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263 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: correction on Skinbiotherapeutics share sale, an SP Angel insider dealing scandal? And is Opti's Steve O'Hara a liar like Bidstack's Draper?

I start with my training walk of yesterday for rogue bloggers for Woodlarks i managed 12.5 laps before the sun got to me. In two weeks I must do 50. My next big walk is Tuesday - we are at 36% of target so please do donate HERE. Next up in hargreaves Lansdown (HL.), why not screw your customers as they seem to like it? Then onto share sales in Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) by Optibiotix (OPTI) and what appears to be a scandal involving broker SP Angel. I shall be going to the FCA tomorrow to ask for an enquiry. Finally is Steve O’Hara a liar like Lyin’ James Draper of Bidstack (BIDS). Drunken Sailor who is suffering a GroupThink induced lockdown dementia thinks so and also that I am a ramper and should tell folks to sell. I discuss Drunken’s concerns in light of a chat with O’Hara and an email from him which I read out.

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263 days ago

OptiBiotix – shares down on historic numbers but look at the trading trajectory now...

Currently compounds to tackle obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes developer, OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced results for the 13 months to 31st December 2019 (having moved its year-end from November), emphasising it “has met a significant number of important objectives that continue to build value for shareholders”. The shares have currently responded a bit lower to 62p, but the numbers are historic and look at the trading trajectory now…

 
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278 days ago

OptiBiotix – builds on recently announced SlimBiome product launches, building compelling value…

Updating on OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) earlier this week we noted interest from larger partners and shorter partner discussions as sales are significantly developing. Now “a non-exclusive license agreement for its SlimBiome® trademark with Evolution_18 and related launch of fibre gummies containing OptiBiotix’s SlimBiome® proprietary weight management technology”

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282 days ago

OptiBiotix – sales trajectory sparks shares, but still an even stronger buy...

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has updated including noting first quarter of 2020 sales of £407,844 – and the shares have responded 11% higher to above 60p. Capitalising the company at around £53 million, why you may ask? Well, look at the company’s trajectory…

 
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288 days ago

OptiBiotix – now Taiwan agreement adds to confidence...

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced it’s “pleased to have signed an agreement… to commercialise our award-winning weight management technology in Taiwan”

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289 days ago

OptiBiotix – license agreement; potentially very exciting, Strong Buy...

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced “a non-exclusive license agreement for its SlimBiome® trademark with Smart For Life, Inc. and related launch of cookies containing OptiBiotix’s SlimBiome® proprietary weight management technology in the USA and Canada”

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303 days ago

Optibiotix – Slimbiome now in Cookies at WalMart & Costco

Of course, those who know best will insist that this in no way validates the IP of Optibiotix (OPTI) and is a small deal which will not generate any license (and thus almost all margin with no working capital needed) profits at all. Whatever… So why has it not been announced?

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312 days ago

OptiBiotix – placing somewhat annoying… but it is for a VERY good reason: Even STRONGER BUY

Placing and Related Party Transaction” announcement from OptiBiotix Health (OPTI)… but we previously stated confidence of the company now moving to profitability, so are we wrong? No! In fact we are now far more bullish than ever before following a chat with boss Steve O’Hara earlier.

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314 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Do not celebrate my Optibiotix humiliation too much & the murky uber ramp at AAA

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.

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317 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: so where should I invest my SIPP Windfall?

It looks like the cash that I did not realise until a few months ago I had, will finally arrive in my SIPP this week. so where will I invest it? I discuss my outlook for equities in general, what I shall avoid and then Optibiotix (OPTI). R4E (R4E), Imperial Brands (IMB), Centamin (CEY), Tesco (TSCO), BP (BP.), Shell (RDSB), Wishbone Gold (WSBN) Red Rock (RRR) and Fox Marble (FOX).

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317 days ago

OptiBiotix – “builds on” last week’s contract manufacturing agreement, remains a strong buy

Last week we noted a “key” SlimBiome contract manufacturing agreement for OptiBiotix Health (OPTI)… now it “builds on” this such agreement for meal replacement shakes designed specifically to support the international expansion of its own label GoFigure® consumer weight management brand…

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328 days ago

OptiBiotix – new agreements suggest shares remain a strong buy...

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has followed an “Exclusive licence agreement for OptiBiome®” with a contract manufacturing agreement for SlimBiome® with Fipros A/S, emphasising “the agreement is key”

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335 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: As Boris gets Coronavirus the Doomsayers cannot have it both ways

Natch I wish the Prime Minister a speedy recovery from Covid 19. I am sure that like almost all healthy victims he will recover and refer you to my two podcasts HERE and HERE as to why the Doomsayers are engaing in GroupThink but really cannot have it both ways: the virus cannot be both highly contagious and highly lethal. I discuss why the three day shares rally, now reversed today, cannot be justified in terms of the likely curve of corporate earnings recovery. I look at Next (NXT), Optibiotix (OPTI) and dual listings, Dev Clever (DEV) & Royal Mail Group (RMG)

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335 days ago

OptiBiotix – “Change of accounting year end”… but this one clearly sensible…

Change of accounting year end” announcement from OptiBiotix Health (OPTI). But isn’t that a move of fraudsters or incompetents? Not in this case…

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339 days ago

Optibiotix - new distribution deal & share price comment, Strong Buy

The prices of all AIM stocks are now essentially a binary bet. They are either 100% overvalued as they will go bust or, having collapsed, are fundamentally incredibly cheap as they are not going bust whatever the share price says. Optibiotix (OPTI) is very much in the latter category. I accept folks are panicking generally or they are facing margin calls elsewhere and have to sell shares to meet them. That however is not what will drive the share price in the long run…

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345 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: my distraction from the stockmarket crash is working out my odds of dying from coronavirus

It is a happy game which I have discussed with a couple of listeners. Anyhow, it just shows how data can be interpreted in so many ways. I am, you may be pleased, or maybe distressed, to hear taking steps tpo improve my chances. I then discuss the market crash and how it affects different classes of shares – the issue for us all is not whether our investments are cheap but will the equity in them survive? If the answer is YES then I suspect they are now cheap. If NO well then they are still expensive. I discuss Optibiotix (OPTI), Bidstack (BIDS), Versarien (VRS), Big Sofa (BST), Big Dish (DISH), Restaurant Group (RTN), Ascent Resources (AST), City Centre Pubs (CTC) and also why gold and gold shares are not soaring. Fear not, Malcolm Burne has the experience and the answer. They will.

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345 days ago

OptiBiotix – modified and extended agreement RNS emphasises attractiveness & share price fall

I have communicated with Steve O Hara. The share price of Optibiotix (OPTI) is 34p and that is freaking some folks out. The share price does not reflect what is going on. I think a formal trading statement would be useful.

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352 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: stockmarket and oil price crash special

Don’t worry the sun will still rise tomorrow and we are not ALL going to die of Coronavirus. I discuss the oil price crash and stockmarket slump and look in particular at: Tern (TERN), Carnival (CCL), Bidstack (BIDS), Versarien (VRS), the antics of market makers, Diversified Gas & Oil (DGOC), Bahamas Petroleum (BPC), BP (BP.), Shell (RDSB), Tullow (TLW), Optibiotix (OPTI) and Premier Oil (PMO)

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357 days ago

OptiBiotix – developments to further support commercialisation

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has updated on a number of developments CEO Steve O’Hara emphasises “support the commercialisation of its ingredients and products”

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369 days ago

OptiBiotix – now a US and Canada LPLDL distributor agreement, remains a strong buy

Last week we noted a licencing agreement for LPLDL, of OptiBiotix Health (OPTI), was clearly positive with the potential then significantly added to but that Uruguay itself is clearly not the largest of markets. The latter is not the case for the United States and Canada!…

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369 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Update from flood central, just when will IQE issue its Coronavirus warning

This really is today’s bearcast despite my introduction. Thanks for the kind messages about the flooding, the waters are now recedng fast. In today’s podcast I look at China and the Coronavirus and ask WHEN IQE (OQE) will warn and if that will force a discounted placing. Methinks it will. I then look at the rioles of brokers (does research mean anything)? and Nomads (rules on quitting) in general and specifically in relation to Versarien (FRAUD). Then I discussa crazed TW hater and Optibiotix (OPTI) and how ultimately all comment on a company cannot determine its real value. In that vein I also look at Novacyt (NCYT) before finally looking at the worthless joke that is Conroy Gold and Natural Resources (CGNR). And I announce a fifth rogue blogger, Praise the Lord. Please donate something to the Woodlarks appeal HERE

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374 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: daring to disagree with Chris "three Brains" Bailey & Answering Cynical Bear's Question

In today’s podcast I discuss Carnival (CCL) and the Coronavirus, Optibiotix (OPTI) and Versarien (VRS)

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374 days ago

OptiBiotix – LPLDL South America RNS & breaking news from H&B UK, Strong Buy

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced “a significant milestone” in extension of the use of its LPLDL probiotic strain into functional foods and its presence into South America. So what you say?

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388 days ago

Optibiotix confirms report here 2 days ago – Slimbiome US launch: STRONG BUY

Tom Winnifrith writes: Two days ago on this very website I gave four reasons why I have never been so bullish about Optiubiotix (OPTI) with the shares then at a 60p offer. Now the offer is 67p and the shares are still a massive buy at up to 80p with a target to top slice at 125p achievable within months.

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388 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: it really is time for start firing useless Nomads & Corporate advisors

I start with a few words on Brexit Day and how we celebrated it HERE in Wales. Then with case studies Toople (TOOP) and Haydale (HAYD) I look at clear Nomad and adviser failings harking back to those at African Potash (AFPO) and suggesting why it is vital that, now, heads start to roll. I also discuss Future (FUTR) and Optibiotix (OPTI) and suggest that you all follow the great example of No Gold HERE 

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390 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: ValiRx is a false market - why it must issue an RNS now!

In today’s podcast I discuss freedom of expression with reference to Alistair Stewart, Andrew Monk, Schroders and a whore’s drawers.  I look at ValiRx (VAL), the joke that is NEX Exchange Regulation, Oracle Power (ORCP), Andalas Energy (ADL) and Haydale Graphene (HAYD). Finally I defend No Gold ( please donate to the Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks old chap, HERE) and report back on my Optibiotix (OPTI), Slimbiome weight loss programme.

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390 days ago

4 pieces of Optibiotix news but only 2 announced – I have never been so bullish

I am now a customer as well as a shareholder having ordered two boxes of Slimbiome to help me shift, ahem, a few pounds. I shall report back on my progress. But you want to gain pounds don’t you? Well at a 60p offer, the way to do that is to buy more Optibiotix (OPTI) shares. I have as I have never been more confident about the company and its prospects. Let me explain why with reference to the four bits of news out this week.

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393 days ago

Photo Article – Slimbiome arrives at Welsh hovel but what are the margins for Optibiotix & why no RNS on mega US News

The photos below show the two boxes of Slimbiome that arrived today at the Welsh Hovel and also one of the sachets, 21 of which sit in each box. I have used a standard loo roll in the pictures to give you an indication of size.

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393 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - My Slimbiome arrives this afternoon

In today’s podcast I discuss Optibiotix (OPTI), how the critics have moved the goalposts and the ghastly Daily Mail. I also look at Big Dish (DISH) where ennui is setting in, at misleading interims from the worthless cur that is Plutus Powergen (PPG), at serial confetti issuer Zenith Energy (ZEN) and then at Eurasia Mining (EUA) where, after this post, I should say Optiva is now denying it is doing a placing. But frankly, it’s still a matter of when not if.

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393 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Bat soup worries - should we sell becuase of the China Virus?

In short no, although this virus could well be far larger than some folks (Lucian) think. Elsewhere I discuss useless research from broker Goetz and Optibiotix (OPTI), Future (FUTR), Amigo (AMGO), Iconic (ICON), Oracle (ORCP) and Petra Diamonds (PDL)

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394 days ago

Obtibiotix – last week I bought more shares now I’ve bought some product, I’ll keep you posted

My training for the Woodlarks 34 mile walk is going okay. This weekend I will do eight miles up and down Moel Famau twice.  Come on: start sponsoring me please HERE. But, as Brokerman Dan kindly points out, the walk would be easier for me if I was not carrying two or three stone of surplus fat along with me. He is, I fear, for once, correct. So …

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394 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Photo Bearcast: For £1000 a day I will give Fatty Cornish a crash course on the AIM Rulebook

In today’s photo bearcast I discuss ADVFN (AFN) and London’s worst and fattest Nomad, Optibiotix (OPTI), Plutus Powergen (PPG), Dods (DODS), Tissue Regenix (TRX) and Sosandar (SOS) whose antics are enough to turn a man to drink.

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401 days ago

Optibiotix: I've bought more shares after badly written trading statement

If a trading statement needs explaining then it is badly written. Yet again Optibiotix (OPTI) stands accused of that. I really think the company should fire its PR PDQ. Frankly I could, and would, do a better job. As a result of a badly written release, folks are accusing boss Steve O’Hara of lying. He has not. Amid the confusion the shares have slipped to 50-52p. I have taken the chance to buy some more.

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402 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: TW is a fecking idiot it is all about the future, historics do not matter

I clarify my share purchase ion Otibiotix (OPT). I discuss the revelations yesterday about the breakdown of historic income at Versarien (VRS) explaining, to BBMs who claim it does not, exactly why it does matter! Then I discuss whether Terry Smith’s golden run is about to break badly for him. Do not get me wrong, I think Smith is an absolute top banana but I have a doubt or two.

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404 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I'm sitting on a dynamite resignation letter + No Gold you are ( as usual) wrong Steve O'Hara is NOT a liar

The resignation letter from a NED at an AIM listed company is a shocker. So far there has been no RNS. If the company does not come clean on what is in the letter I shall publish in full on Monday as it opens up a serioes of cans of worms which raises far bigger scandals I suspect. I discus this at length. I also look at Plutus Powergen (PG), Zinc Media (ZIN) and in great detail Optibiotix (OPTI) where the professional cynics have got it wrong and need to apologise. I have bought more shares on the back of today’s interims and explain why.

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412 days ago

OptiBiotix Health – first major retailer agreement (& look what’s set to follow…)

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced a first agreement with a major retailer for its SlimBiome® functional ingredient with a product range to be initially sold in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden by health food chain Holland & Barrett…

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415 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: smiley face, smiley face, smiley face - the new form of RNS from Versarien

In today’s podcast I look at mini-bond scandal house Wellesley Finance and why it once again shames new Bank of England Governor Andrew “asleep at the wheel” bailey and the shitheads round at the FCA. I comment on another of its failings in light of today’s Neil Woodford News. I comment on Big Dish (DISH), have a theory about Angloa African Oil & Gas (AAOG), comment on Optibiotix (OPTI), Versarien (VRS) and ask how long its Nomad will tolerate Neill Ricketts and finally on Aston Martin Lagonda (AML).

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424 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 48 hours of the sound of silence

I start with a service announcement. Then I look at Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG), Optibiotix (OPTI) and then I discuss Christmas, retail trends and macro trends. Though he arrives by the wrong route, Malcolm arrives at the right destination on this matter.

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424 days ago

Breaking: Optibiotiox First Retail deal its Holland & Barrett ( 735 UK stores)

The screenshot below looks to be self explanatory. 715 UK stores. Ching. Ching. As I noted in bearcasts for most of the pre-Christmas week, Optibiotox (OPTI) shares are a strong buy. Might the company possibly RNS this?

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429 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - as Optibiotix shares soar this is why an RNS must be issued

I start where I finished yesterday with Optibiotix (OPTI). Then I look at Bidstack (BIDS), Dev Clever (DEV), Versarien (VRS), Infrastrata (INFA) and NMC Health (NMC)

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434 days ago

Good news Steve O'Hara but surely Optibiotix is taking the piss on AIM Rules?

Don’t get me wrong, what Steve O’ Hara said in an interview with Proactive today is great news for Optibiotix (OPTI), truly great news which makes the shares a compelling buy, but surely this is the stuff for an RNS? Surely it is price sensitive?

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435 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - More ouzo needed as Sound forced into statement and Bidstack finally comes clean

A day of triumph at the Welsh Hovel sees me discuss Sound Energy (SOUwhose hand I forced last night with this article, Bidstack (BIDS) which has finally come, partially, clean about the mess it is in and Iconic (ICON) which has yet to ‘fess up to its woes but will do so soon. I also discuss one very good company, Optibiotix (OPTI)

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444 days ago

OptiBiotix Health – further medical device status & CE mark, further distribution agreements ahoy…

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) is “very pleased to have been granted a medical device status and a CE mark for the second time over a 12-month period”

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468 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Lucky Lord Lucan don't bludgeon the Angus share price to death, it's time to 'fess up

In today’s podcast I look at two utterly absurd proposals from Labour on broadband and on Inheritance Tax. Insanity. I also warn No Gold that he better get his £50 ready for me on December 13. Then I look at Angus Energy (ANGS), Optibiotix (OPTI), Neil Woodford disasters Kier (KIE), Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL) and Non-Standard Finance (NSF). Then at Veltyco (VLTY) which is clearly insolvent. 95p to 1.5p in two years, thank God it had a female CEO to demonstrate the benefits of boardroom diversity for some of that period. Incidentally that CEO Ms. Blau earned 220,000 Euro for just seven months work so did a great job of closing the #GenderPayGap.  Rejoice! Rejoice!

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472 days ago

Optibiotix – not my preferred measure of disclosure

Do not get me wrong. I am a big fan of Steve O’Hara. I think he is doing a cracking job at Optibiotix (OPTI) where – as a loyal and very material (for me) shareholder – I expect to see the shares more than double from 62p within the next year. However, I’d be a hypocrite if I did not hold O’Hara to the same standards as obvious scallywags like Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) when it came to the disclosure of material information.

 
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472 days ago

OptiBiotix Health – further SkinBioTherapeutics shares sale reviewed

It has been announced OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has sold 2.2 million further shares in 2017 spun-off onto AIM SkinBioTherapeutics (SBTX). This despite OptiBiotix’s results earlier this year including “SkinBiotherapeutics plc is making solid progress… As its partnership discussions turn into commercial agreements providing industry validation of its technology we anticipate SkinBiotherapeutics plc will grow in value, whereupon OptiBiotix shareholders will benefit from the appreciation of this asset”. So why the further sale?

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497 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I'm going to Oxford today and Neil Woodford I'm coming to see you

Yes Neil, I will be the guy turning up at some point today in a blue van at your luxury HQ to take some photos and maybe shoot a short video. My pal Nigel Somerville may be coming too. It will be good to catch up. See you later! In the podcast today I also look at Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT), backing Richard Jennings at Global Resources Investment Trust (GRIT) and at Optibiotix (OPTI). I also receive complaints about my coverage of Neil yesterday. I despair.

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503 days ago

OptiBiotix Health – validations look to significantly increase LPLDL potential, remains a strong buy

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has updated investors with news including “completing Pharmaceutical GMP process validation and receiving the GRAS notification letter from the US FDA is a significant achievement for ProBiotix and LPLDL®. Few marketed probiotics have achieved this level of proven safety and efficacy and it has triggered another milestone payment in the US Pharmaceutical agreement”

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509 days ago

FREE Podcast: ShareProphets Radio Edition TWELVE with Tom Winnifrith, Kirsty Fuller of Big Sofa, Adam Reynolds a cat and a rat

There are two guests in this week’s show, First up I discuss recent events at Bahamas Petroleum (BPC). then I discuss sexism in the City and Big Sofa (BST) with its boss Kirsty Fuller. Then it is on to Adam Reynolds where we cover Sosandar (SOS), Optibiotix (OPTI), Big Sofa (BST), Yourgene (YGEN) and Concepta (CPT). It is during this segment that the cat and the rat feature.  If you like this and can’t wait seven days for more of the same you should listen to my Bearcast every day.

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523 days ago

OptiBiotix Health – still further distribution agreement, still a strong buy

GoFigure agreement for Southern Africa” announcement from OptiBiotix Health(OPTI) Does this matter? Yes it all helps.

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542 days ago

FREE Podcast: ShareProphets Radio Edition SEVEN with Tom Winnifrith - Matt Earl is explosive

In this seventh edition of the ShareProphets Radio podcast sponsored by Turner Pope, this week, in order I discuss why Burford scrutiny is so welcome then interview Matt Earl, the Dark Destroyer, on Avanti (AVN) , Burford (BUR), IQE (IQE), First Derivatives (FDP), Versarien (VRS), Quindell (QPP)) and Kerry Group. After a few more thoughts from me on scrutiny of smaller AIM stocks I interview Steve O’Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI) and then discuss one area where I disagree with him on strategy.  If you like this and can’t wait seven days for more of the same you should listen to my Bearcast every day.


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543 days ago

Optibiotix – the interims do not impress but the shares really are a strong buy

Shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) have fallen by more than a quarter on the back on results for the six months to May 31 which are, let us not kid ourselves, really not very impressive indeed. The bears are cock-a-hoop but now talking errant nonsense. We bulls look a bit daft. As a shareholder I feel a bit sore but, having chatted to CEO Steve O’Hara at length, I retain a stance of strong buy. I see one director, Fred Narbel, has bought 17,000 shares at 50p and I expect more, larger scale, boardroom buying to follow. And this is why…

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543 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Optibiotix, Thomas Cook, Rutherford & Neil Woodford's Reputation - 3 of 4 are near as damn it worthless

Apologies for the background noise in the Thomas Cook (TCG) segment, a workman at the Welsh Hovel has not quite understood how I have to pay his bloated fucking wages. I also discuss Rutherford (RUTH)_and how it will destroy the reputation of Neil Woodford but not in the way Nigel suggests and Optibiotix (OPTI)

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556 days ago

OptiBiotix Health – another SlimBiome agreement, this time Australia and New Zealand…

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) is pleased to announce an exclusive manufacturing, supply and distribution agreement for its SlimBiome weight management technology in Australia and New Zealand…

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572 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: On the nature of fraud, the demise of spiv broker SVS, Versarien and other sordid matters

I reflect on two sorts of fraudsters in the news, King conman Rob Terry HERE and chaps at Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) HERE. I offer a cameo of life here in Greece explaining why the economy is such a joke, discuss Versarien (VRS) its latest news, the kiss of death from Zak Mir HERE, and its valuation and also comment on Optibiotix (OPTI) and the demise of the spivs at SVS Securities

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579 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Gotcha! Fatso!

On today’s podcast I discuss Westminster Group (WSG) run by ex Tory MP Tony Baldry of 3DM infamy, Metro Bank (MTRO), the Sith Lord Zak Mir, Sam Antar, Optibiotix (OPTI), Inspirit (INSP) and Dev Clever (DEV) – when are its (sure to be dire) results?

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583 days ago

Optibiotix new distribution deal fails to impress...BUT...

Optibiotix (OPTI) shares now trade at 72p to buy after the announcement of a new deal with a company called BioEnergiser Ltd for the online distribution of SlimBiome Medical in the UK. SlimBiome Medical is a CE-marked medical device which independent clinical studies show reduces hunger, cravings for sweet and savoury foods, and fat intake. Steve O’Hara tells me this is not because Optibiotix’s own online sales are slowing. Far from it. But this is just another channel to market…

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584 days ago

FREE Podcast: ShareProphets Radio Edition 1 with Tom Winnifrith

Excuse my croaky voice. In this inaugural edition of the ShareProphets Radio podcast sponsored by Riverfort Global Capital, this week, in order I discuss the pot bubble, interview Nigel Somerville on Neil Woodford, flag up my next 3 FRC PLC victims, interview outspoken broker Andrew Monk, discuss why CSR is a waste of cash and interview Steve O’Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI). Enjoy. If you like this and can’t wait seven days for more of the same you should listen to my Bearcast every day.

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584 days ago

OptiBiotix Health – positive scientific and commercial update

An update from OptiBiotix Health (OPTI); “Scientific and commercial update”…

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590 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Oooh err MRS, that was a fecking whitewash

In today’s bearcast I look at Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG), Management Resource Solutions (MRS), the syphillitic welfare funded client of Cupid (CUP), Albert Technologies (ALB), Optibiotix (OPTI) and Dev Clever (DEV).

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597 days ago

OptiBiotix – deal momentum continues: now Japan

OptiBiotix (OPTI) has announced another license agreement to we loyal shareholders. This one is for the use of its ProBiotix’s LPLDL ingredient in cardiovascular food supplements in Japan and is set to mean a first LPLDL finished product placement on the Japanese market…

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607 days ago

Optibiotix new financial advisor/broker – no it's not placing ahoy

I have known that this move was in the offing for a couple of months. Quite simply the official broker to Optibiotix (OPTI), that is to say finnCap, is useless. But an AIM company needs a retained broker so it stays in place. However it is not publishing research nor is it putting forecasts into the market nor is it getting secondary buying of the stock by institutional investors. Finncap is FinnCrap…

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611 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - does Arden need to issue a warning?

In today’s bearcast I touch on Neil Woodford and the duffing up he is getting today from Andrew Bailey head of the chocolate teapots at the FCA. Then I comment on Optibiotix (OPTI), RedT Energy (RED), Remote Monitoring Solutions (RMS)_ – formerly the criminal dog Strat Aero – RM2 (RM2) and Arden Partners (ARDN

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611 days ago

Optibiotix – North America deal; this is big, very big...

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced what could be its biggest supply and manufacturing deal to date and it could be generating revenues within a couple of months. This is big, very big and at 80p offer the shares are a strong buy.

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611 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - questions for the PR spinners for Neil Woodford

In this bearcast I ask a series of questions for PR spinners for Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT). References to 210p should be 227p. Let’s see what answers I get. I also look at Optibiotix (OPTI), RM2 (RM2), Mysale (MYSL), Agronomics (ANIC) and have a big question for Neill Ricketts and Versarien (VRS)

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624 days ago

OptiBiotix Health – license agreement momentum continues

More positive news from OptiBiotix Health (OPTI)?… The company has announced an exclusive license agreement for the commercialisation of, currently fully-owned subsidiary, ProBiotix’s cholesterol management products CholBiome and CholBiomex3 in Vietnam…

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633 days ago

OptiBiotix – ProBiotix development continues and a director buys: BUY

More positive news for us loyal OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) shareholders, with an announcement of “Appointment of CEO of ProBiotix Health”

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639 days ago

Another day, another Optibiotix deal – Buy

The shares are off a tad thanks to another piss poor hatchet piece on Stockopedia, which I take apart HERE. There is actually some good news from Optibiotix (OPTI)…

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646 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Stockopedia, Optibiotix & Optiva not trying to bribe me!

Broker Optiva has made a very generous donation to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks. Given how beastly I am about it (as is Levi) that is very generous. I suggest you follow suit HERE. Stockopedia has done another poor hatchet job on Optibiotix (OPTI). I explain why it is just a piss poor and pointless piece. The shares, at 89p are a BUY at up to 90p and will be 125p+ in a very short order.

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646 days ago

Optibiotix – another week, another deal

Last week it was a Thai deal from OptiBiotix Health (OPTI), now there’s another for the European market…

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654 days ago

Optibiotix – another day another deal, but a question...

Steve O’ Hara says he is looking to do two new distribution deals a month and so here is the first for May. Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that its fully-owned subsidiary ProBiotix Health Ltd., has signed a license agreement with Instituto Español de Nutrición Personalizada, S.A. for the use of Lactobacillus plantarum (LPLDL) in personalised food supplements in Spain.

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658 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - explaining gross margins at Optibiotix

I start with missing cat news – it is mixed. Then I look at Optibiotix (OPTI) answering reader questions on gross margins, Management Resource Solutions (MRS), Bidstack (BIDS) Metro Bank (MTRO), BCA Marketplace (BCA), Alien Metals (UFO), Bould Opportunities (BOU), and an apology on Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT). Now, to the 80% of Bearcast listeners yet to do the decent thing, please donate HERE. We are now at 38% of our target so all donations welcome as young Steve Moore says he may join the rogue bloggers.

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666 days ago

Optibiotix – full year numbers, the share price reaction was wrong...

The shares are down on the day by a couple of pence at 72p-75p. The press release was long, verbose and not well crafted. As a loyal shareholder, I found a long chat with boss Steve O’Hara far more constructive. Optibiotix (OPTI) has never been in a better place and thus its shares are very cheap and a strong buy…

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666 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: an endearing tale about Brokerman Dan

I should say that the old rogue has been most helpful in starting to bring the Welsh Hovel back to life and I relay a take from Sunday. Inn just 26 days time he and I will be on the rogue bloggers for Woodlarks trek and, at the risk of repeating myself, to the 85% of bearcast listeners yet to donate, I WANT YOUR MONEY NOW!!! I gather Dan used to use that phrase quitye a bit in a professional capacity in days gone by. Anyhow please donate HERE. In the podcast I discuss Alien Metals (UFO), TrakM8 (TRAK), Optibiotix (OPTI), Yourgene (YGEN) and the scandal that is Ferro-Alloy Resources (FAR).

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666 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Psst - does anyone want to buy a bucket shop?

In today’s bearcast I cover Optibiotix (OPTI), Vela (VELA), Woodford Patient Capital trust (WPCT), Ascent Resources (AST), Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN), Management Resource Solutions (MRS), Bidstack (BIDS) and Optiva/Novum and a hot City rumour. Also I have a message for 90% of listeners – please be a hero today, my 21 mile training walk for this weekend has been planned so donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks HERE

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667 days ago

Optibiotix – er should you not have declared this related party deal with your chairman?

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced the launch of SlimBiome® Medical in the UK – as of 29 April.  All; well and good and I remain an enthusiast for the shares – they are cheap. But there is another matter which is not so impressive in a word where transparency is now universally viewed as critical.

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678 days ago

Optibiotix – Indian Slimbiome regulatory all-clear another piece in the jigsaw

It is another piece in the jigsaw and it could turn out to be quite a large one. Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that it has received a licence from the Food Standards and Safety Authority India (FSSAI) for its weight management product, SlimBiome to be manufactured in India. The approval was gained by Optibiotix’s manufacturing partner, Zeon Life Sciences, for both SlimBiome and SlimBiome-containing products.

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689 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Reviewing my portfolio

In this podcast I look at the  growing mini bond scandal as I flag up another ponzi waiting to collapse today HERE. Then I do a review of my own bull portfolio: Optibiotix (OPTI), Yourgene (YGEN), Concepta (CPT), Big Sofa (BST), Wishbone (WSBN), Kefi (KEFI), Reach4Entertainment (R4E), Falanx (FLX), Fox Marble (FOX), Berekely Energia (BKY) and Argo Blockchain (ARB). I did not mention Fox in the podcast so I'll do a seperate update later. Finally: why have you not joined the roll call of heros HERE? I say a few extra fucktards on that count.

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705 days ago

Optibiotix – on a Swiss roll now, remains a strong buy

Another day, another deal. Is this No. 30 or 31, I rather lose count. But if you watched the interview with Steve O’Hara the other day, HERE, you will know that the majority of those already signed are now generating revenues and the curve in nearly all of those is sharply upwards. Optibiotix (OPTI) is profitable and hugely operationally geared.

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708 days ago

Podcast: Steve O' Hara of Optibiotix bullish on revenues, talks Germany, India and more

It is a Proactive interview so the questions are not exactly taxing. But the ansswers given by Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI) are illuminating. "The majority" of partners are now generating revenues. This company has signed almost 30 deals. That tells me that the massive ramp up in sales in H2 of last year will continue and indeed accelerate in H1 this year and beyond so full steam ahead. I reckon the shares are a buy at the current 84p and at up to 90p and see the shares motoring ahead to 125p+ in short order. Note what O'Hara says about the pipeline of announcements.

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716 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Do 13 year old mothers today still use Mothercare?

In today's bearcast I discuss I3 Energy (I3E), Redde (REDD) and hapless Neil Woodford, Concepta (CPT), Optibiotix (OPTI), Yourgene (YGEN), Big Sofa (BST), Mirriad (MIRI) and Mothercare (MTC). If you enjoyed this, less than PC, bearcast, follow Jim Mellon and support the Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks HERE.

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716 days ago

Has Tory Minister Mark Field announced a multi million pound deal for Optibiotix?

My attention is drawn to a press release issued by this wretched Government which should, I believe, force Optibiotix (OPTI) to make a statement and make even the most cynical of bears wake up. It reads:

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733 days ago

Optibiotix: FDA Designation – big news: STRONG BUY at up to 90p - target 125p by Easter

The market does not seem to have picked up on the significance of the most recent news from Optibiotix (OPTI). It will.

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734 days ago

Optibiotix – Probiota update puts Thirsty Paul Scott bang to rights - STRONG BUY

These days Optibiotix (OPTI) is on the cusp of being or already profitable and as such what excites us are rapidly growing revenues and new sales and marketing agreements. We will not have to wait long at all for more news on both those fronts. But behind this great company is the IP, the science.

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734 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Being a Purplebricks bull must be enough, I'd imagine, to turn a man to drink

In today's podcast I discuss Lonmin (LMI) but more importantly why I'd not invest in any South Africa based company, Purplebricks (PURP), Telit (TCM), Dev Clever (DEV) and Optibiotix (OPTI).

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740 days ago

A final word from myself & Steve O’Hara on Thirsty Paul Scott’s attempted hatchet job on Optibiotix

Thirsty Paul Scott was so flamed by some of his readers for his hatchet job on Optibiotix (OPTI) , littered, as it was, with false statements that he announced he would not be penning a column on Friday as he was, alongside thousands of school kids worried about global warming, going on strike. The difference  between those withdrawing their labour on Friday is that the kids will, one day, grow up and most of the teenagers already produce work that is far less error strewn than that of the Thirsty one.

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740 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: From the Grim North my Argo folly compounds itself

I report to you from the Grim North, a phrase Joshua has learned, much to the annoyance of the Mrs who is, herself, from the great post industrial welfare safari. In this podcast I cover Argo Blockchain (ARB), Optibiotiox (OPTI), Plus 500 (PLUS) and Angus Energy (ANGS).

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740 days ago

Optibiotix - trading statement & company chat, this really is great news

Both bulls and bears appear to be taking something from the latest trading statement from Optibiotix (OPTI) – the bears are wrong and what we learned is great news for we shareholders. I have chatted to Steve O’Hara at length and, as a result, I more bullish than I have been in a good while...

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743 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 2 stocks I own, mega bullish on one, mega bearish on the other - guess which?

In today;s bearcast I discuss Alpha Growth (ALGW), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and Optibiotix (OPTI) as well as Spain, the latest crisis in the special place in hell that is the EU.

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743 days ago

Optibiotix – and now a big deal in Japan: shares to hit 125p by Easter + CEO Video

Another day and another hugely positive announcement from Optibiotix (OPTI) to delight we loyal shareholders.  This news is from Japan.

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747 days ago

Optibiotix – yes, I know the release was typed on Adam Reynold’s keyboard but…

Another week and another deal is announced by OptiBiotix Health plc (OPTI). This is a three year supply agreement with Biolat JSC covering the supply of its cholesterol and blood pressure reducing LPLDL® strain in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It seems that in the Baltic states they are more likely to die of heart disease than anyone else on this planet so it is not a bad target market.

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763 days ago

Video: Zak Mir interviews Adam Reynolds at the UK Investor Show City Forum

With the Sith Lord Zak Mirinterviewing him, Adam Reynolds had nothing to fear. But there were questions from the audience that were far more daunting and interesting than those posed by Britain's worst chartist.If you are, like me, a holder of Optibiotix (OPTI), Yourgene (TGEN) - my Q1 nap pick - Big Sofa (BST) - my tip of the year - or Conc epta (CPT) you will want to watch this. I have never been more bullish on the quartet. This will be our year and I know Adam feels the same. The next City forum hosted by the Sith Lord is February 25. Put the date in your diary now.

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763 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bullcast - reviewing my own portfolio

The regvular bearcast will appear later. In this podcast I cover Optibiotix (OPTI), Yourgene (YGEN), Wishbone (WSBN), Falanx (FLX), Concepta (CPT), Big Sofa (BST), Red Rock Resources (RRR), Reach4Entertainment (R4E), Obtala (OBT), Ariana (AAU), Wandisco (WAND), Fox Marble (FOX), Argo Blockchain (aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh) and Kefi (KEFI)

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775 days ago

Optibiotix – another day another deal: many more to come (soon!)

The latest deal from Optibiotix (OPTI) is a three year distribution agreement with a company called SilvEXPO Ltd to distribute and commercialise OptiBiotix's own label CholBiome products containing its cholesterol and blood pressure reducing LPLDL strain in Russia and Kazakhstan.

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778 days ago

Optibiotix – Indian manufacturing deal very good news, more to come

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced that it has entered into an exclusive manufacturing and supply agreement with Zeon Lifesciences. The agreement grants Zeon an exclusive license to manufacture and supply OptiBiotix's SlimBiome weight management technology in India, in return for 50% of the profit.

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778 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: AAOG £4m placing at 10p? And what do IFA's who have stuffed clients into Woodford do now?

In today's bearcast I bring you a hot rumour. The King of the spiv bucket shops Jon Bellis of Novum is apparently trying to raise £4 million at 10p for Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG). I look at Sound Energy (SOU), Andalas (ADL), delays in selling houses and in a similar vein what IFA's who have put clients into Woodford funds do next. I also look at Gear4Music (G4M) and director share buying which is a sell signal. I make a brief comment on Optibiotix (OPTI) and almost tie it in with a mother-in-law joke but resist the temptation.

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798 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: does the BCA RNS mean Neil Woodford's funds are at death's door

I start with a report back on my torture of last night. Then I look at a day of woe for Neil Woodford, commenting on the Kier (KIE) debacle which has shown him at his arrogant and reckless worst. Then I ask questions about share trades announced late yesterday in BCA marketplace (BCA), I look at Sosandar (SOS), Optibiotix (OPTI), Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV), Yu (YU.) and at Avanti Comunications (AVN).

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798 days ago

Optibiotix – board strengthened, Buy at up to 90p

The evolution and growth of Optibiotix (OPTI) continues with a change of personnel which we should welcome...

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802 days ago

Optibiotix – CLN issue by Probiotix – upgrade stance to BUY

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced that its formerly wholly owned subsidiary ProBiotix Health Limited has raised £1.025 million of capital through the issue of convertible loan notes. So what you say?

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804 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - The rot at the heart of the AIM Casino: Photonstar Led, Tomco & Blue Jay

In today's podcast I start with Deutsche Bank and the dire problems faced by the EU. Who really wants to stay in bed with this corpse? That pans out to wider reasons to be bearish and I cannot stress too much look not at P&Ls but at balance sheets. I look specifically today at Photonstar Led (PSL), Tomco (TOM), Low & Bonar (LWB), Argo Blockchain (Don't laugh at me too much), Optibiotix (OPTI), IQE (IQE) and the scandalous behaviour of team BlueJay Mining (JAY), moving on from the points flagged up HERE

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812 days ago

Optibiotix - not blockbuster news, but good…patience my friends

Optibiotix (OPTI) boss Steve O’Hara has dusted down his Adam Reynolds keyboard for another RNS which the market seems, unwisely to ignore. But we, the faithful shareholders, will be rewarded for our patience with something far more stirring and we shouldn’t be waiting very long at all.

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816 days ago

Optibiotix – the good news keeps on coming : DO NOT SELL

On Tuesday we learned how Optibiotix (OPTI) had secured medical device approval for Slimbiome and a CE Mark and that it had been working on this for two and a half years. We suggested that it would thus hit the ground running and so it was perfectly plausible that it could be delivering annualised profits of £7 million from this one product within two years. On Thursday we saw evidence of how well prepared it is for a rapid rollout.

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817 days ago

Video: Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix on another great piece of news

Okay, I know that an interview with Proactive Investor is not exactly taxing, the questions make those posed by the Sith Lord Zak Mir look like the Spanish Inquisition in full flow. But Optibiotix (OPTI) has more great news today and Steve O' Hara rams that home in the video below. The shares are 96p and I am certainly not selling any at anywhere near this price - they are going a lot higher.

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817 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Boom Julie Meyer parts company with ANOTHER lawyer in Gewanter case as Andrew Bell tries to communicate in Ancient Greek

The olive harvest starts tomorrow and I will be assisted by a Shareprophets reader from Eire and by Andrew Bell of Red Rock Resources (RRR) who is trying to communicate with the natives in his best Ancient Greek. I expliain why today's output from me is limited and then break the latest news from Julie "lingerie on expenses" Meyer MBE. Then I look at Independent Oil & Gas (IOG), Optibiotix (OPTI), Dignity (DTY) and the scam that is the funeral industry and BCA marketplace (BCA) which may have hoodwinked Andrew Monk but whose interims today are shoking. They could have been written by wretched Theresa May and are alarmingly bad. I also comment on  the Project Fear Brexit uber bollocks spouted by the not fit for purpose Bank of England Governor Mark Carney yesterday.

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820 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Could Watchstone, the bastard son of Quindell, be a buy?

In today's podcast I look at Tomco (TOM), Watchstone (WTG), the bastard son of Quenron, Condor Gold (CNR), dire numbers from WH Ireland (WHI) and the read across to the FinnCrap IPO, Amedeo Resources (AMED), the Sith Lord Zak Mir and Optibiotix (OPTI) and at Haydale (HAYD)

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820 days ago

Optibiotix - the second most important announcement in its history: Buy!

“This is the second most important announcement we’ve made since we listed.” So said Optibiotix (OPTI) boss Steve O’Hara as we chatted this morning. The news is massive. Having worked on gaining medical device status and a CE Mark for the weight loss product Slimbiome for two and a half years, permission has finally been granted...

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821 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: How Green is my valley and how cool is my hovel

I am back at the Greek Hovel and the noise outside is quite unbelievably torrential rain. I discuss the weather and how stunning the Hovel now looks. Photos are starting to go up HERE on TomWinnifrith.com. I look at Optibiotix (OPTI) and today's stunning news. Cynical Bear needs to get ready to send me another bottle of ouzo. I look at Xeros (XSG), Thomas Cook (TCG) and Telit (TCM) where the clock is ticking ever louder. I have a few more words on the IPO of FinnCrap.

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825 days ago

Optibiotix – Greek deal, news via Adam Reynolds keyboard but better to come – BUY

Shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) have not been immune to the general market sell off and trade at 64p-66p despite some more positive news. The frustration is that it has been announced with a release typed on the Adam Reynolds keyboard, the one with no numbers on it. But fear not bigger deals with real numbers will follow shortly...

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867 days ago

OptiBiotix Health - again a buy

Having reached circa 130p in August, shares in OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) have slid to 78p-81p. This is despite a pipeline of seemingly very significant deals likely to be converted and as such…

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876 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - David Lenigas rages and asks why Angus Energy shares slide - I explain why

In today's bearcast I help my pal Mr Lenigas out and answer his question as to why shares in Angus (ANGS) are not rising after the Balcombe flow results yesterday. I look at Blue jay (JAY) where it is placing ahoy, Pantheon Resources (PANR), Optibiotix (OPTI) and in detail at Malcolm's favourite penny dreadful, Feedback (FDBK) and its risible trading statement today.

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883 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I'm not joking, the Mrs and I are looking at buying a house in the developing World, that is to say Wales

Come home to a real fire...buy a second home in Wales. You remember the sketch. Anyhow, the Mrs and i are looking and pondering because, as you know, she wants to pursue her career and I want to rear goats. The exercise, however, throws up very real questions about house prices. Moving on I look at Bushveld Minerals (BMN), Optibiotix (OPTI), Avanti Communications (AVN), Imaginatik (IMTK), Redhall (RHL) and Mitie (MTO) another company whose former boss helps to make Jeremy Corbyn's quite insane policies seem almost desirable.

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885 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - happy 6th anniversary Sheriff, we'll fight them on the beaches, in the High Court etc

In this podcast I discuss the anniversary, today's DOS attack and how I respond. I look at the terrifying proposals to steal your cash coming from the Labour conference and I discuss Optibiotix (OPTI), FastJet (FJET), BCA Marketplace (BCA), TrakM8 (TRAK) and the fraud Eden (EDEN). I also look at brokers such as FinnCap giving away free propaganda reports, I mean research, on corporate clients.

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890 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Laurence Smith threatens me and makes me want to quit, Premaitha - well that's a shock!

I have had one of those days which happen all too often when I think I want to retire. Blame Laurence Smith. All is explained in this podcast. I look at today's news from Premaitha (NIPT) which is certainly a bolt from the blue, comment on the nature of corporate lying, ref Frontera (FRR), cover RM2 (RM2), Optibiotix (OPTI), Sosandar (SOS) and Online Blockchain (DOG).

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896 days ago

Video: Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix - am I selling or buying?

Having top sliced our holdings in Optibiotix (OPTI) a few weeks ago I see the shares are back at 94p today despite it having served up cracking news last week. I am asked if I am panicked? Not at all. I fully expect the shares to bounce sharply on more good news. Are we buying more? No I stated clearly, I wanted to build up our cash reserves as I am worried about the market. That has not changed.  Yesterday CEO Steve O'Hara did an interview with Proactive and if you are worried watch it, below, and you should be greatly reassured.

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905 days ago

Optibiotix – it junks the Adam Reynolds keyboard for big news

I do not apologise for a second for advising folks to top slice Optibiotix (OPTI) at 131p but today the company has served up news which shows why it was right to hang onto at least part of your holding ( and we have held onto 6/7 of ours). Today’s release is big and does not use the Adam Reynolds keyboard – there are real numbers and big numbers.

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910 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Barclays Banksters are wankers - piano wire is what they deserve

I start with a rant about Barclays (BARC) banksters and how much I despise and loathe them. I then discuss Anglo African Agriculture (AAAP) a Big Dave Lenigas lobster pot from which I escaped today. I move onto Andalas (ADL) and have a challenge for a sad geek with time on his hands, I nominate Drunken Sailor. I look at Xaar (XAR), Crawshaw (CRAW) and finally at Optibiotix (OPTI). I owe cynical bear a glass of ouzo but drank it myself on his behalf. Warning, this podcast contains bad language throughout.

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918 days ago

Video: Optibiotix commercial director Per Rehne talks about ramp up in sales

What looks like wallpaper in Mr Rehne's spare room really is ghastly and I am not sure what a director of Optibiotix (OPTI) is doing recording a webcast with investment hookers Proactive, a week or so before results day, but whatever, what do I know. Per seems in upbeat mood. For the record, having followed our own advice and top slice ( selling c 1/6) of our holding at 125p, we are not selling any more at the current 108p-111p.  

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924 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast, Jim Mellon, SalvaRx and the lessons from the todger spray episode

In today's delayed podcast I look at the lessons for SalvaRx (SALV) from the Plethora (PLE) & Regent Pacific episode and ask what is happening at Regent as its shares continue to slide? I also look at the increasingly confused picture at Online Blockchain (OBC) and then ponder why CEO's should not be a guide to share prices or when to sell, ref Optibiotx (OPTI), noting also today's events at Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX)

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926 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I doff my cap to Jim Mellon but caveat emptor

In today's bearcast my mind is a bit elsewhere as I explain HERE. But I cover SalvaRX (SALV), Optibiotix (OPTI), the fraud MySquar (MYSQ) and Falanx (FLX). PS For the avoidance of doubt, re Optibiotix, Mr Lemming Investor is not a Bulletin Board Moron, he is way above that - admittedly low - level of the human race. PPS I see he has posted again, I take it back, Mr Lemming is a pompous a'hole 

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932 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: is Elon Musk of Tesla going to jail and UKOG's latest smear c/o the Daily Mail is a new low

In this podcast I cover Tesla (TSLA) which is curiouser and curiouser, Optibiotix (OPTI) and the parasitic vampire that is ADVFN (AFN), Great Western Mining (GWMO), Toople (TOOP), Angus Energy (ANGS), the Brockham Well, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) anmd its latest despicable smear c/o yellow journalists at The Daily Mail and cheered on by the vermin paid share rampers of LSE Share Talk

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933 days ago

Photo Article: Cynical Bear does the decent thing on Optibiotix

For eons Cynical Bear has made one of his seven things that will never happen series, that Optibiotix (OPTI) shares would not reach 100p. As you may have twigged, they have reached and now breached, closing last night at 124p. And with a very pregnant deal pipeline so a stack of RNS's on the way, we who ignored the old Bear are feeling happy. I teased him that by way of apology he should send a bottle of ouzo to Sheriff of AIM Towers. He is a good man old Cynical Bear. Late last night, guess what arrived...

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936 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: My biggest investment mistakes (and there have been a few) and the BMR Mega scandal for WH Ireland and AIM

I start this podcast by reflecting on my biggest investment mistakes of which selling some Optibiotix (OPTI) three years ago must be in the top ten. Stagging Argo Blockchain (ARB) hjas so far been a small mistake but I reflect on that too. Then I reflect on the bombshell by Nigel Somerville on BMR Group (BMR) which shows AIM Regulation not fit for purpose and opens up a mega scandal for WH Ireland (WHI). What happens next i ask, referring to good news on the claims against Cantor Fitzgerald re African Potash (AFPO)

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937 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: on a scale of Mother Theresa to Paul Scott I am at...

I have had a business lunch, a rare event for me down in the boonies and as such I assess my sobriety. In this podcast I discuss Union Jack (UJO) and the new business-hating climate in Britain, Optibiotix (OPTI), Countrywide (CWD), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), RM2 (RM2) and base rates on both sides of the pond. Oh and en passant Julie "Lingerie on Expenses" Meyer.

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940 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: David Lenigas does the decent thing but Cynical Bear still has not

The action of Big Dave and the inaction of Mr Bear are explained in full. The podcast covers: Optibiotix (OPTI), Avanti Communications (AVN), Anglo African Agriculture (AAAP), Westminster Group (WSG) and IDE Holdings (IDE).

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940 days ago

Midas can you please advise your poor readers to sell Optibiotix every day?

Amazed to find that one of her share tips had actually gone up, Jo Hart of the Midas column In the mail on Sunday  advised the poor saps who follow her to top slice or sell Optibiotix (OPTI) on Sunday. Just as a buy note from Ms Hart is seen by most folks as a sure sign that a PR puff campaign is underway and that you should sell at once, the Midas sell stance seems to have pushed the shares ever higher as the chart below demonstrates. Yes £1 hit again, another case of ouzo Cynical Bear needs to send me. I discussed why I’d not be selling at this price as I expect fireworks soon HERE. Meanwhile…

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941 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: David Lenigas needs to sort out his story on twitter - was he a UKOG placing insider or not?

First of all thanks for all the kind comments on the Woodlarks walk. The final photos and my final thoughts are HERE. It is not too late to donate HERE and that is what David Lenigas should do now as he gets his twitter knickers in a twist over his pre-placing tweets on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). He now says on twitter he was an insider -in the US that would be a perp walk admission. The shameless old ramper is now batting for Angus Energy (ANGS). Elsewhere I cover Optibiotix (OPTI) and the odd Midas call, Wolf Minerals (WLFE), N4 Pharma (N4P), Arden Partners (ARDN) and Goldplat (GDP). Back to Woodlarks: next year I seek volunteers to join the 4 rogue bloggers. I now have 4 (PR genius Steffi, daughter Olaf, my pal the Euro loon Jonathan Price and Steve Moore), if you are up for it email [email protected]

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946 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: C'mon Dave Lenigas tell your UKOG twitter trolls that attacking a charity for the disabled is disgusting

As of last night a group of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) twitter trolls have moved from attacking me over THIS ARTICLE to having a pop at Woodlarks over the walk on Saturday. Big Dave Lenigas is copied in on these tweets. I urge him to state clearly that attacking charities for the disabled is obscene and to make a donation HERE - as should any bearcast listener who has not done so already!  I have recorded a special Woodlarks podcast today which you can listen to HERE. In this bearcast I ask what will make an overvalued market crack and look at Tern (TERN), Amur (AMC), Metals Exploration (MTL), Optibiotix (OPTI) and Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) once more. 

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948 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I shall make this simple - how close to insolvency is Cabot & are its ex CEO and FD insider dealers?

You have less than a week of me berating you but as we celebrate Optibiotix (OPTI) reaching 100p ( twice) today I ask you to spare a tenner for a great cause. We are more than 80% of the way to hitting our £20,000 walk for Woodlarks target so ahead of 32 miles of pain for myself, Brokerman Dan & Lucian Miers please donate HERE. Elsewhere I look at IQE (IQE), Frontera (FRR), SalvarX (SALV), Pantheon Resources (PANR), Golden Prospect Precious Metals (GPPM) and finally what may be a major scandal at Cabot Energy (CAB).

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948 days ago

More Adam Reynolds humble pie for Cynical Bear as Optibiotix hits 100p & more to come – where’s my ouzo?

First there was his flip flop On Sosandar (SOS) when he ‘fessed that his bearishness was an error. Now Cynical Bear’s much repeated claim in his seven things that won’t happen series, that Optibiotix (OPTI) would not hit 100p is in tatters too as the shares have this morning touched that level. Time for another volte face? And more importantly…

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951 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: ahead of his next helping of Reynolds humble pie, Cynical Bear sticks his todger in the Versarien hornet's nest - FWIW

Ok miserable bastards. I have a train walk with Joshua tonight, a very long one on Sunday (to Chew I think) and then the big 32 miler in just eight days. So donate to Woodlarks NOW! HERE. In the podcast I look at Versarien (VRS), Optibiotix (OPTI), Big Sofa (BST), Sosandar (SOS), Audioboom (BOOM), Wh Ireland (WHI), Symphony Environmental (SYM) and Feedback (FDBK)

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951 days ago

Video: Optibiotix chairman Neil Davidson - I've bought £250,000 of shares ..so far!

Okay the video is from blowjob TV that is to say Proactive from yesterday and thus the interviewer makes Zak Mir look like Jeremy Paxman. But, remembering that chairman Davidson has a reputation to lose, take note of what he implies about buying even more shares and also about deals not yet announced. His quiet confidence is clear and that is why even at 86p-88p you would be certifiable if you sold any shares. We certainly will not be at anywhere near this level.

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959 days ago

Video: Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix presents and quizzed at UK Investor City Event Monday

 Neither myself or the audience gave Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI) an easy ride at Monday's UK Investor event in the City. But he presented well and I note that the chairman has today announced the purchase of £150,000 of shares at 71p. Watch Steve closely and you will see why the chairman is buying and why the shares - which are our largest holding but one we have added to in the past couple of months - are so cheap.

 
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961 days ago

Photo Gallery of last night's City event with Nigel Wray & Optibiotix - this is what you missed

Below are a few photos of last night's UK Investor City evening with myself, Nigel Wray, Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI) and Cambridge Cognition (COG).This is what you missed if you were not one of the 100 attendees. The next event is in September - to make sure you can priority book, you might join the mailing list for the events HERE

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962 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Putting on a smart shirt as the van speeds away

As you can see HERE, I have spent the morning loading a white van as boxes of my stuff heads out to the Greek Hovel which might just have a roof by the weekend! Yesterday i was in Manchester and braving its slums albeit with Brokerman Dan providing security was heroic. For that, if not for the planned 32 mile walk with Dan how about you give a tenner to Woodlarks HERE. On the podcast I cover Optibiotix (OPTI), another victim of Julie "lingerie on expenses" Meyer MBE on the phone, Stobart (STOB), FairFx (FFX), Mothercare (MTC) and - with not too much sniggering  - the flop at me-too Viagra play N4 Pharma (N4P)

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964 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel (including Daily Mail journalists)

You don't care what I say today, all you care about is the football. Indeed: come on Eng-er-land. I reflect briefly on the soccer, then cover Mrs May's Brexit sell out, why I'm not voting for the party of the useless and treacherous old hag again, and finally discuss the idea that British companies should not be bought by "dirty foreigner", ref Inmarsat (ISAT). I cover Optibiotix (OPTI) en passant and am glad that thanks to the incredible generosity of Nick Leslau, myself and Brokerman Dan have now raised £13,000 - 65% of our target - for Woodlarks ahead of the 28 July charity walk. Check Nick's donation and perhaps give a tenner yourself HERE

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964 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: from (Audio) Boom to Bust by Q1 next year? And the mystery Optibiotix bull unmasked

Bearcasts may be sporadic over the next few days as I explain. By Wednesday I shall be mountain walking in Greece for my Woodlarks training. Think of me with the snakes and in 35 degree heat and donate HERE. Today I look at Optibiotix (OPTI), Audioboom (BOOM), Andalas (ADL), Frontera (FRR), Boxhill (BOX) and KPMG and in some detail at Jim Mellon's failing gold play Condor Gold (CNR).

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969 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: after 27 fecking miles in the sun I must have sun stroke - defending a PR firm ( St Brides) & also Jim Mellon

I feel like shite, hence the late bearcast. I managed it! 27 miles in the heat today has taken its toll. I am in real pain in all sorts of places. Enjoy that pain TW haters, revel in it and make a donation HERE I could have walked 32 miles today but did not - that treat awaits me and Brokerman Dan on July 28. He is training hard too. Enjoy his pain and please donate HERE. In the podcast I pass on market intelligence on Optibiotix (OPTI), discuss Cynical's massive expose on Kibo (KIBO) HERE and then leap to the defence of both a PR firm and the asset stripper Jim Mellon. It must be the sun...

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975 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: what is loathsome ex Tory MP Tony "Fatso" Baldry of 3DM infamy really saying

In this podcast I reflect on how the UK is going to the dogs commenting on South West trains and the award of the Orwell prize to a proven specialist in fake news. George will be laughing in his grave. I cover boardroom shenanigans at Telit (TCM), shameless ramping at Andalas (ADL) which is really worth 0p, Frontera (FRR), D day looms, Westminster Group (WSG) and the ambiguity of loathsome ex Tory MP Tony "Fatso" Baldry of 3DM infamy, Rossylyn Data (RDT), Dillstone (DSG), Cluff Natural Resources (CNR) and its pomopus arse of a founder and Optibiotix (OPTI). now I see that evil PR spinner and crony capitalist Reg Hoare has donated to Woodlarks in support of the my sponsored walk with Brokerman Dan. we are now just £31 short of £9,000 and 45% of our target - go on, do the decent thing and chip in HERE

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1000 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Okay I look a bit of a prat but Optibiotix buy case stronger than ever

In today's podcast I look at Falcon Media (FAL), Avanti Communications (AVN), Echo Energy (ECHO), Fishing Republic (FISH) - Gary Newman can you help us out here, Woodford dog Xeros (XSG) and Optibiotix (OPTI). Now the Woodlarks charity walk. We have now raised just over £4,000 (nearly £5,000) with gift aid. A big shout out to Mark McDowell who pledged £666 yesterday (clearly a reference to Brokerman Dan). But 97% of Bearcast listeners are yet to chip in, I am sure you can all spare a tenner so please donate NOW HERE. To those who have donated already, thank you.

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1008 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - picking up Andrew Monk on a couple of things

Forgive the late bearcast. Blame it on Greek Hovel business. In today's podcast I look at Folli Follie, shares in which are slumping again as I warned you the other day HERE - tomorrow might be D (for Death) Day. I then take up Andrew Monk on AIQ (AIQ), Petra Diamonds (PDL) and the idea of consolidating brokers and Nomads via M&A. It makes no sense Andrew. Then I look at the GoTech (GOT) shambles - its now a dope play but frankly you must be a dope to own this stock. Then I cover Optibiotix (OPTI) again with a point folks like Cynical Bear have missed. Finally its i3 Energy (I3E). Thanks to those who have sponsored me as I suffer the dual agonies of walking 30 miles and having to listen to Brokerman Dan drone on all day, but 99% of bearcast listeners have not yet donated a tenner. Please do so HERE

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1009 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the good news is that another trove of Julie Meyer documents has arrived at Winnileaks

Oh well that will keep me happy for the next few days. What fun. Before I go on, more than 1000 folks will listen to this bearcast. I know you can all afford to donate £10 to Woodlarks for my sponsored walk - please do so HERE and NOW otherwise I shall have to keep reminding you every day up until 28 July! On today's podcast I discuss Ms Lingerie on Expenses and the UK honours system, Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP), Optibiotix (OPTI), Paternoster Resources (PRS), Physiomics (PYS), Brave Bison (BBSN) and Paternoster Resources (PRS), home to Amanda Van Dyke.

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1022 days ago

UK Investor Show 2018 Video - Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix

I chatted to Steve before the show and at it. This is my biggest single holding, I bought more after the show and at a 71p offer shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) are IMHO still very cheap. I really do expect them to be at 120p+ during the coming months as it unveils a string of new sales agreements. Here is Steve in action...

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1031 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - The Fat Lady arrives at Nighthawk and Dave Whitby's payoff question

In the main bearcast of the day I start by asking what payoff disgraced Dave Whitby got at worthless insolvent POS Andalas (ADL)? And were mugs who backed the latest placing told where much of their cash was going ( i.e. to Whitby). Feel free to contact me if you are an Andalas owning mug. The fat Lady arrives at Nighthawk (HAWK) and looks to be in the wings at Nature Group (NGR) while new problems emerge at Imaginatik (IMTK) - a former Rob Terry fave but I speculate on bigger worries that the Quindell fraudster faces - and at Management Consulting (MMC). I think the fat Lady may well also have an appointment with Widecells Group ( WDC) shortly. I comment on 4 reasons why Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) shares may be falling and on looming results at Optibiotix (OPTI), where we own shares.

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1066 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: crack out the ouzo for Telit & Eqtec debaggings and the Optibiotix (good) news

What a great day. Telit (TCM) is under investigation by the FCA and Eqtec (ETQ) has really screwed up although why can't its PRs tell the truth for once and admit that its change of strategy was because I caught them all with their pants down and exposed them? This scandal begs real questions of Nomad Northland - hey chaps have you handed back the £75,000 yet? I also look at Optibiotix (OPTI) where last week's share purchase looks all the more prescient after news today.  I look at Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) which is a dog whatever Zac Phillips is paid to say.  I comment on Quartix (QTX) - insider dealing or bad luck?  I comment on cash strapped SalVarx (SALV) - time for Jim Mellon to get his wallet out again methinks. And I look at Quadrise (QFI) where a placing looks inevitable after today's debacle. 

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1070 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Will Jim Mellon's PR man say sorry for chewing my ear off over the Condor spoof - vindicated today

On 6th December I said that a token share purchase by Jim Mellon of shares on Condor Gold (CNR) was a spoof as it was so small for Jim. Moreover Condor was running out of cash and would do a placing within months. Mellon's PR man chewed my ear off. Well hey ho today there was a placing.  A pattern of such spoofs and a subsequent placing has continued. Will I get an apology?  I also look at lessons from Flybe (FLYB) and the non bid, at Fevertree (FEVR) director share sales, at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) which is also spoofing, 13 Energy (13E) - "you say it best when you say nothing at all " - R Keating.  Then I look at uber dog Golden Saint Resources (GSR) which is leaving AIM and says it wants to go to the Standard List. Lucky Standard List. I also mention our share purchase of more Optibiotix (OPTI). If you like bearcasts then remember that at UK Investor on April 21 one of many highlights will be a live bearcast with myself and Paul Scott. Make sure you book a free ticket HERE using the promotional code WINNIFRITH

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1070 days ago

Optibiotix - FWIW I've bought more shares: Tom Winnifrith

There appears to be a sustained seller of Optibiotix (OPTI). I believe he is close to completing his exit but the truth is that I don't know. Short term that has depressed the shares to 55p-57p. Thanks for the opportunity pal.

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1085 days ago

Video: Optibiotix boss O'Hara on Blow Job TV - a BUY despite the Proactive jerk off

You know that I view soft soap paid for interviews with folks like Proactive in a deeply negative way. But Steve O' Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI) comes, I believe, across well and explains the import of recent announcements. In this interview O Hara gives the sort of hard numbers I have used in my writings on this stock. Paul Scott shows an extremer double standard in describing this as "nudge, nudge wink, wink" - I just called it talking to a company which is what anyone sensible would do. I explain why Scott is talking cock and applying double standards HERE. As for Optibiotix, do your maths listen to the whbole interview ( the last 30 seconds are very interesting), the shares are incredibly cheap at 62p offer and will go to well over 100p this year if half of what O'Hara says in this interview comes good. BUY.

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1111 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - an angry shareholder on the BMR Scandal and a share sale validating The Big Short

I am very excited by working through the most wonkish of data sets to show Channel 4 was serving up A grade fake news as it reported on the drought in SA last night. More on that HERE. I start with the BMR (BMR) scandal where i am an angry small shareholder. The problem is that this is not an isolated incident, I look at Telit (TCM), MySquar (MYSQ) and Sefton (SER) where crime really did pay.  Then I look at an Optibiotix (OPTI) share sale and indicate at what point i will, again, be buying. I look at a share sale in BCA Marketplace (BCA) and why that is such a massive red flag compounding the thesis explained in my major report of last Autumn, The Big Short.

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1114 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Reach4Entertainment shares are a buy but I do not believe a word of today's trading statement & its PR men should be shot at dawn

I start with why this bearcast is late. I got back very late from London where I was watching my daughter play Harold Wilson in Made in Dagenham and she was brilliant. So too was the musical. Well done Olaf although you are wrong about the gender pay gap! I look at the market bounce and the shit that is leading it. I look in  real detail at the trading statement at Reach4Entertainment (R4E) where I am a shareholder, at Woodford dog RM2 (RM2) which is going on a one way trip to the vets in a fortnight and also at Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT). Post bearcast it announced its NAV at 85.93p which means gearing must surely be through the 20% barrier. I also look at Optibiotix (OPTI) and the warrant exercise issue.

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1120 days ago

This may be cocksucker TV but Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix explains the bull case in full

Okay this is a Proactive interview where the sycophantic cocksuckers ask only soft questions. But the statements Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI) makes on the value of deals signed ( 4 minutes in) and the pipeline explain why I am so bullish. And perhaps why the chairman has just bought £100,000 worth of shares, something announced this afternoon.  At 63p offer the shares are a storming buy ahead of a stream  of big contract wins which will, finally, push the stock to 100p and beyond, IMHO. 

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1125 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Is your portfolio in a bear market, mine almost is so I discuss it

I start with a look at the portfolios of those who are crowing as they have aced it for months. I have a warning for them. Then I look at my own portfolio, at the issue of short vs longer term performance at the individual stocks at risk reward and at why I am happy. Under discussion: Mark Slater, Neil Woodford, Optibiotix (OPTI), Reach4Entertainment (R4E), Falanx (FLX), Concepta (CPT), Big Sofa (BST), Premaitha (NIPT). I failed to mention Sosandar (SOS) but I am very happy there too. My HMD podcast I refer to is HERE

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1162 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: We end the year with pure farce - Legendary Investments

I am still furious, in fact more so than ever. Bah fucking humbug. Christmas is cancelled. In today's podcast I look at Legendary Investments (LEG), Columbus Energy (CERP), McCarthy & Stone (MCS), Vela (VELA) and Optibiotix (OPTI) - no it will not be a pound by Christmas but I am pondering buying more shares.

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1178 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Of course you know best Neil (another bad day for Woodford), UKOG to sub 1p and Adam Reynolds NOT fired

I hope you enjoyed the two share tips earlier and thanks for the kind words from many of you abour our place in Greece. I start with a look at Strat Aero (AERO). I covered the dire maths earlier here but it is the sheer dishonesty of the placing that really annoys me. Then I look at more bad news for Nomates Woodford from Provident Financial (PFG) which cvould well up a zero. Then I cover UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) as its shares slide again and Arian Silver (AGQ) which is worthless. Adam Reynolds was not - as gleeful in house BB loon Wildes suggests - fired by Optibiotix (OPTI) - I explain why I remain uber bullish there. Finally today's interims from Vianet (VNET) are misleading and even after a 10% fall today the stock is a slam dunk sell.

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1181 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: African Potash is now Block Commodities Limited... whatever

It is hard to know what to say about the latest news from African Potash (AFPO) so I present its latest release to you in full below. Fan-bloody-blockchain-tastic. Elsewhere I comment on BCA Marketplace (BCA), Torotrak (TRK0, Optibiotix (OPTI) and Fishing Republic (FISH)

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1393 days ago

Bulletin Board Morons on Optibiotix and Tom Winnifrith share dumping

Morning Tom, people on the BB speculating you have sold your OPTI holding, can you confirm please?Thank you. That was one of the emails that I received this morning. The short answer is "its bollocks" but perhaps this merits a longer answer.

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1487 days ago

Optibiotix: Slimbiome deal with Boots on the cards?

Critics of Obtibiotix (OPTI) reckon that it is all jam tomorrow and it needs to announce big name deals which see real rollout of its products and commercialisation. Well how would a deal with Boots for its Slimbiome weight-loss drinks and snack bars do for starters?

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1497 days ago

Optibiotix, starting to rock and roll despite Zak Mir's endorsement - buy

After languishing unloved for a while in the low sixties, shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) are really steaming ahead and are now 78p to buy. We hope you bought in the low sixties as we repeatedly urged. If not it is not too late. The shares are a buy at up to 80p and I expect to be advising you to sell at WELL OVER 100p by Easter. So what has happened?

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1504 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the Delivery Man says he's a keen reader - he's also a fan of Big Dave Lenigas

And so the guy delivering a package for next door said "Hello Tom". He is a keen reader and owns shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), ScotGold (SGZ) and Xtract Resources (XTR). He must be a big fan of Big Dave Lenigas as well. It was a good chat. In this podcast I look at how quickly sentiment can change ref Nostra Terra (NTOG) and Optibiotix (OPTI). I cover Iofina (IOF) and Strat Aero (AERO) and reflect on how the curse of the Sheriff of AIM has fallen on Dolphin Capital (DCI). It took a while!

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1530 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Podcast Special: Adam Reynolds interviewed on Optibiotix & Premaitha

Earlier Adam and I chatted about Concepta (CPT). In this podcast we cover Optibiotix (OPTI) and Premaitha (NIPT).

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1531 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I shall keep this simple so that morons don't get even more confused

I start with a few explanations of how businesses work and how markets work for shareholders in Cloudtag (CTAG) and Optibiotix (OPTI), Then I mention two risers, Falanx (FLX) and Andalas (ADL) before moving on to Marechale (MAC), MySquar (MYSQ) and finally, in great detail, the 17 years of jam tomorrow bollocks that is Torotrak (TRK). Remember, as per podcast, - five share tips for a fiver - starts Monday at 7 AM, don't miss out sign up HERE

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1553 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Fund managers are not superhuman but dead cats can bounce

In today's bearcast recorded with my father as the audience, here in Shipston, I start with the Autumn Statement which gets 0/10 from  me. Then it is onto Sound Energy (SOU) and the issue of fund manager due diligence. Then Optibiotix (OPTI), FastJet (FJET), Mkango (MKA), African Potash (AFPO), Countrywide (CWD) and the global real estate asset class - yes a Manhattan penthouse and a terraced home in a grim Northern welfare safari slum are related!. Finally a few words about Paternoster Resources (PRS) and as a related issue New World Oil & Gas (NEW).

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1643 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: My father shouts out from Pedants corner

My father wants it known that my podcast joke about 14th century pews shows how ignorant his son is as pews only arrived in churches in the nineteenth century. Moving on...I look at how events at Taihua (TAIH) and African Potash (AFPO) show what a joke regulation on AIM has become. I comment on Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR), Strat Aero (AERO), Avanti Capital (AVA) and its chairman Phil "InterX" Crawford and his other charge Lombard Risk (LRM). I look at Coral Products (CRU) where you need to dig beneath headline numbers and then I comment on Optibiotix (OPTI)

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1647 days ago

OptiBiotix - am I worried? Au contraire

I have received a number of emails and texts asking if I am worried that shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) are 67-69p having fallen back of late. No I am not but to stem the flow of questions...

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1675 days ago

Optibiotix at 79p worth (at least) 106p - Hybridan

As house broker to Optibiotix (OPTI), Hybridan is paid to be a fan and on that basis you should really take its bullishness for granted. But a note published a few days ago, before today's cracking news, explains the bull case and since we own shed loads of these shares why not give this most excellent report a wider airing. If the target was 106p pre today's good news surely it would be higher now as analyst Derren Nathan ( not a total poltroon) could cut the risk weighting on one product?

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1702 days ago

Has Slimfast dumped Optibiotix? NO! Company comment

Following Sunday's exclusive news here about an Optibiotix product to help us lose weight being trialled out on Amazon I am asked if that means that the deal with Slimfast, the multi billion dollar slimming drinks company is off? No. It is not. I emailed CEO Steve O'Hara who said:

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1705 days ago

Exclusive: Optibiotix - CEO O'Hara comments on SlimBiome

Certain folks have noticed that a product range called Slimbione has gone on sale and asked if it is anything to do with Optibiotix (OPTI). Here is what CEO Steve O'Hara told us exclusively:

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1742 days ago

Video: Jerry Randall of Venture Life at UK Investor Show

Venture Life (VLG) has a deal with Optibiotix (OPTI) so its management must be good chaps! Here is the head honcho in action at UK Investor Show. Enjoy.

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1749 days ago

Video Adam Reynolds with Tom Winnifrith at UK Investor Show

In this session Adam Reynolds and I discussed how to value shells and when to invest, issues of management, AIM investment companies and of course Optibiotix (OPTI), New World Oil & Gas (NEW), Frontier (FRI), and Premaitha (NIPT). Enjoy.

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1751 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 9 May - Iofina, No, no, no, Mr Market all wrong

I end with a summary of the wildlife diversity encountered today at the Greek hovel as I start pruning the olive trees. I start with Iofina (IOF) where the numbers are ghastly, this is a ramp built on sand. I also cover China Africa (CAF), Opera (OPRA), Bango (BGO) and Optibiotix (OPTI). But my mind is really on the manual labour that lies ahead here in the mountains of Greece

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1752 days ago

Video: Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix presents at UK Investor Show

We bought this stock and tipped it at 8p. The shares are now c80p and we still hold more than half our holding and won't be selling them for anything less than 100p. we are bullish and after this presentation by Optibiotix (OPTI) boss Steve O'Hara I hope you can see why. Enjoy.

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1772 days ago

Galvan loves Optibiotix too

We own the shares so we are totally biased and a reader who owns the shares is also biased too but asked us to get our mitts on a recent report from Galvan on Optibiotix (OPTI) and publish it. So here you are.

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1777 days ago

Optibiotix - Hybridan increases its target price to 106p

Hybridan is house broker to Optibiotix (OPTI) and so although I agree with its conclusion this note is clearly biased and feel free to ignore it completely. As for Hybridan, like most brokers. its employees should be strung up with piano wire. But for what it is worth.

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1821 days ago

Optibiotix at 71p worth 97.4p, new Hybridan note: The short & Fatty One

We own stacks of shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) so naturally we agree with Hybridan analyst Derren Nathan that the shares are cheap at 71p. Mr Nathan published a new note late  last week so you can make up your own mind. We expect big news soon and sure are not selling our shares.

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1829 days ago

Hybridan - private email to key clients on Optibiotix

Broker Hybridan has not (yet) published research on Optibiotix (OPTI) following last week's City presentation. But it has sent a private email to certain clients and, put it this way, we are not going to be selling on the basis of what follows. It strikes me that we may see some very big news soon. Hybridan director of Corporate Broking William Lynne states his key takeaways:

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1883 days ago

Tom Winnifrith's share tips of the year Number 4 - Sell Fast Forward Innovations at 17p

A reader posted on our comments section: "Ive also just bought into FFWD. Tom why can't you tip this for 2016 instead of repeat tips on OPTI and NIPT?" Hmmm well I am sure that Optiobiotix shares will race ahead ( 100p + within weeks after the next deal is announced) and that Premaitha will announce new contracts and that it is passed the inflexion point of cash breakeven soon and that its shares will head to 30p+. That is why I tip them as buys. You want me to tip shares that will go up ,right? But your wish is my command and so I will also tip FastForward Innovations. But as a sell at 17p.

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1899 days ago

Optibiotix - Hybridan ups target from 49p to 95.4p - feel free to ignore

We own these shares so feel free to ignore what we say. But for the avoidance of doubt our next top slice order is with our broker at more than 95.4p. In fact it is at more than 100p. Hybridan is house broker to Optibiotix (OPTI) so its research cannot be regarded as impartial either. It is paid by Optibiotix. But it has just published a note with a big upgrade so here you are.

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1900 days ago

Video: Adam Reynolds How To Invest in Shells presentation at Gold & Bears November 2015

And now it is the shellmeister Adam Reynolds, he of Optibiotix (OPTI), New World Oil & Gas (NEW) and Premaitha (NIPT) fame presenting at Gold & Bears. A full interview by the Sith Lord with Adam is out today and can be read HERE. Enjoy the video.

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1901 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 12 December - live from Athens Airport

I start with a hint to the oppo, that is InternetQ (INTQ), fire the lazy upper class fuckwits at FTI Consulting who you employ to do PR, they are useless as I explain in this podcast. It is then onto Condor Gold (CNR), Optibiotix (OPTI), Wildes and his trading strategy in LGO Energy (LGO) and elsewhere - the road to ruin. And finally where is Malcolm Stacey's Santa rally? It seems to be er..late.

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1923 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 20 November - We need more coverage of David Lenigas

In today's podcast I deal with reader complaints that we have not given enough coverage to the various business interests of fat Aussie share ramper Jabba The Hutt. And so I cover Lenigas Cuba (CUBA), Big Jabba's preposterous claims about liquidity on ISDX and Solo Oil (SOLO) - placing ahoy! I also look at Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) -  more shite from poltroons from the land where most folk are descended from convicts - Flying Brands (FBDU), 88 Energy (88), Kea Petroleum (TOAST), JQW (FRAUD), Northern Petroleum (NOP), Optibiotix (OPTI) and African Potash (AFPO). I also deal with some wanker on twitter who thinks I am a sexist and wants to have a fight with me and ask more questions about market abuser Chris Oil AIM IPO car crash waiting to happen, Mkango Resources

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1925 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 19 November - Leed Resources, Solo Oil and other crap on AIM

In this podcast I once again tantalise Lord David Bick - PR bully boy to Del Boy Lenigas - a new discussion is at the end. I start with Rare Earth Minerals (REM) - following up from here - then move onto Leed Resources (LDP), New World (NEW), Poundland (PLND), Optibiotix (OPTI), Bovis Homes (BVS), Johsnton Press (JPR) and fianlly to Solo Oil (SOLO), a company associated with Jabba the Hutt.

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1931 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 12 November: Hero (Optibiotix) & a stack of zeros

In this podcast i start with two shares on the up: Optibiotix (OPTI) and Volex (VLX). One's a dog and it is not Optibiotix. There is a word on Finnaust (FAM) a caveat on yesterday's bearcast. Then onto Ascent Resources (AST) - that may surprise you - Oilex (OEX), Rolls Royce (RR), Ubisense (UBI), Communisis (CMS), Spire Health (SPI) and Atlas Developments (ADSS) where flip flop is talking more nonsense.

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1937 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 6 November - bracing myself for lunch with Paul Scott

Listeners have pity on me. Lunch with the UK's top share blogger beckons. That means the regime which leaves Paul looking so trim and svelt - ie lots of alcohol - plus long lectures on margins in online retailing. If that does not turn a sober fellow like me into a drunken share blogger nothing will. Away from that I explain why I am not really a snob and then make a snobbish comment or two, then discuss CIC Gold (CICG), ECR Minerals (ECR), Falanx (FLX) and Optibiotix (OPTI) and the curse of the Sith Lord Zak Mir and Plethora (PLE) and its premature ejaculation drug. I dont understand what it is all about but invite readers to share their personal experiences so that we can get a grip on what's going on here.

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1940 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 4 November: Inspirit Confetti for the fire tomorrow?

On today's podcast I start with a couple of risers: Berkeley Energy (BKY) - where's my apology Brokerman Dan? And Optibiotix (OPTI) - you know I am not totally useless at long tips. Then onto the losers: Galasys (GLS), TyraTech (TYR), Northern Petroleum (NOP). Then it is Golden Saint Resources (GSR) where I also try to help out hapless compliance officer the Northern Slum refugee Richard "Gollum" Gill by explaining the rules about a financial promotion.  I missed out FastJet (FJET) - down on weak passenger data, can anyone remember anyone involved in its IPO who might be a red flag? Then I turn my attention to David Lenigas, the boiler room and Inspirit (INSP).

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1986 days ago

Buy Premaitha Health at a 20p offer, 
says Tom Winnifrith



This was not going to be my tip in the recently published book "The Magnificent 7" which you can download for free HERE. I was set to tip Optibiotix (OPTI) at c40p. Unfortunately for you (but fortunately for me since we own shares in the company) the share price has raced ahead to a 48p offer. I still think that they could head much higher and Zak Mir reckons that Optibiotix shares will be 60p by October. I think, that is what a chartist terms a long term view.



I take a rather longer, long term view than my illiterate Old Harrovian pal Zak and note that at least one broker (Hybridan) reckons that Optibiotix shares could trade at 200p by 2017 IF it delivers on all that it has promised. But I accept that there are a lot of IFs in that analysis and anyway you don’t want a stock that has already raced ahead since August.

And so that brings me to a sister company, Premaitha (NIPT) 

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1988 days ago

Optibiotix – a year of tremendous progress

I’m biased as RMPC owns stacks of these shares. So please take that caveat on board but here is a pretty comprehensive note on Optibiotix (OPTI) from Investor’s Champion which – I think – explains why you should be so excited about this stock.

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