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9 days ago

The ShareProphets 24 tips of the year for 2022 – No 24 is a SELL from Tom Winnifrith

Between Boxing Day and January 3 all of our writers will be serving up their share tips of the year for 2022 – and now a new occassional contributor has stepped up to the plate so that will be 24 tips. The final article in our series is a SELL from myself, Tom Winnifrith.

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16 days ago

The ShareProphets 24 tips of the year for 2022 – No 20 is a SELL from Tom Winnifrith

Between Boxing Day and January 3 all of our writers will be serving up their share tips of the year for 2022 – and now a new occassional contributor has stepped up to the plate so that will be 24 tips. Twentieth in our series is a SELL from myself, Tom Winnifrith.

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19 days ago

The ShareProphets 24 tips of the year for 2022 – No 18 is a BUY from Tom Winnifrith

Between Boxing Day and January 3 all of our writers will be serving up their share tips of the year for 2022 – and now a new occassional contributor has stepped up to the plate so that will be 24 tips. Eighteenth in our series is a BUY from myself, Tom Winnifrith.

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21 days ago

The ShareProphets 22 tips of the year for 2022 – No 9 is a BUY from Tom Winnifrith

Between now and January 3 all of our writers will be serving up their share tips of the year for 2022.  Ninth in our series is a BUY from myself, Tom Winnifrith. Don’t laugh but…

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21 days ago

B.P. Marsh & Partners – investee company disposal further demonstrates model, a winning share tip still cheap

Specialist investor in early stage financial services businesses B.P. Marsh & Partners (BPM) has announced it has sold its stake in UK Courier and Taxi fleet motor insurance specialising business Walsingham (WMIL), emphasising the transaction is another example of it being able to identify niche opportunities to back successful management teams and to successfully realise value for shareholders.

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77 days ago

SkinBioTherapeutics – launch of first commercial product, high margin profit potential from this cracking share tip

SkinBioTherapeutics (SBTX) has announced it has commercially launched its probiotic food supplement to help alleviate the symptoms associated with psoriasis, AxisBiotix-Ps.

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86 days ago

B.P. Marsh and Partners – interims, a good share tip continuing to deliver

Early stage financial services businesses investment company, B.P. Marsh & Partners (BPM) has announced results for its half-year ended 31st July 2021 and that it “continue to believe in our strategy of investing in people with ambition, and a track record of delivering within their sectors, and this again has been borne out by these results”.

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108 days ago

SkinBioTherapeutics – announces AxisBiotix-Ps launch date, high margin profit potential moving closer - we are 289% ahead but much more to come

As things stand at 69p, we are 289% ahead on this share tip but there is much more to come. SkinBioTherapeutics (SBTX) has announced its probiotic food supplement to help alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis, AxisBiotix-Ps, is to launch on 29th October, following highly positive results from its consumer study in May and key commercialisation activities since.

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121 days ago

Jadestone Energy – interims, production and cash flow growth to come

Jadestone Energy (JSE) has announced its results for the first half of 2021, reaffirming full-year production guidance of 11,500-13,500 barrels of oil equivalent per day and anticipating 20,000 boe/d towards the end of the year. We are well up on this 69p offer price share tip but where do we go from here?

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150 days ago

Jadestone Energy – “Guidance and Operations Update”, long-term attractions from this successful share tip

“Guidance and Operations Update” from Jadestone Energy (JSE) notes work necessary to restore production from the Skua subsea wells and the revised cost of the H6 infill well at Montara, where the well has been sidetracked due to mechanical equipment issues, as well as that it is still awaiting clarity on Maari offshore New Zealand government approvals timing. However, “average full-year 2021 production guidance of between 11,500-13,500 boe/d remains unchanged”.

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275 days ago

Golden Prospect Precious Metals – 2020 results from a great share tip, though more to come

Precious metals companies investor Golden Prospect Precious Metals (GPM) has announced 2020 results including emphasising that, with now a higher metal pricing environment, “the precious metal miners… look cheaper on a P/NAV basis than they did pre COVID (explorers only constituting 11.2% of this fund). So, despite a current 48.5p share price comparing to a 27.6p offer price March 2020 share tip, still an opportunity? Of course it is!

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295 days ago

Ferrexpo – full-year results, still further upside to come on this cracking share tip?

Ferrexpo (FXPO) has announced results for the 2020 calendar year and that it expects to deliver a further increase in production this year. It is all looking good.

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342 days ago

Red Rock Resources – share surge happens as I predicted but too late to avoid hat eating: I shall double up

I wake up to see that shares in Red Rock Resources (RRR) are 1.3p in the middle so the HotStockRockets team is now more than 100% ahead on this share tip. But it came too late for my personal indignity. I said the stock would be 100% up, at 1.26p by Christmas. It was not and so, as you can see here, I had to eat my hat on video. What next? I make another prediction and this time I am sure I will not have to eat my hat.

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361 days ago

Centamin – Q4 in-line and outlook reiterated: Buy

This has not been a very good share tip so far. But things are getting better for the company and the share price and they will get better still. It takes a while to restore both output and even longer to regain investor confidence. A Q4 2020 Report from Centamin (CEY) emphasises that 2020 results will be in-line with October guidance and reiterates the 2021 outlook . This has helped the shares higher but there is more to come. On what has not been a great tip so far we suggest averaging down.

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376 days ago

J Sainsbury – a great share tip so far and now a Q3 trading update, still Income value?

Which Bulletin Board Moron said we couldn’t tip a waiter? J Sainsbury (SBRY) has issued a Q3 trading statement. There were Christmas sales changes due to smaller gatherings  but despite this and, even after forgoing business rates relief, it still expects to report underlying pre-tax profit of “at least” £330 million in the financial year to March 2021. That is better than we and the market had hoped for.

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381 days ago

ShareProphets share tips of the year 2021 - Last but not least, No 22 a buy from Tom Winnifrith

Between December 24 and January 3, the entire team here at ShareProphets is serving up our tips of the year (22 in total).  No 22 is a buy from Tom Winnifrith.

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381 days ago

ShareProphets share tips of the year 2021 - No 21 a buy from Tom Winnifrith

Between December 24 and January 3, the entire team here at ShareProphets is serving up our tips of the year (22 in total).  No 21 is a buy from Tom Winnifrith.

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382 days ago

ShareProphets share tips of the year 2021 - No 20 a buy from Tom Winnifrith (no sniggering at the back)

Between December 24 and January 3, the entire team here at ShareProphets is serving up our tips of the year (22 in total).  No 20 is a buy from Tom Winnifrith

 
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383 days ago

Shareprophets share tips of the year – No 18 a buy from Tom Winnifrith

Between December 24 and January 3, the entire team here at ShareProphets is serving up our tips of the year (22 in total).  No 18 is a buy from Tom Winnifrith.

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384 days ago

ShareProphets share tips of the year 2021 - No 15 a buy from Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore

Between December 24 and January 3, the entire team here at ShareProphets is serving up our tips of the year (22 in total).  We now reach No 15, a buy from Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore from their N50 website.

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388 days ago

Shareprophets share tips of the year – No 8 a buy from Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore at N50

Between December 24 and January 3, the entire team here at ShareProphets is serving up our tips of the year (22 in total).  No 8 is a collaborative buy from Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore on their N50 website.

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389 days ago

Shareprophets share tips of the year – No 6 a buy from Tom Winnifrith

Between December 24 and January 3, the entire team here at ShareProphets is serving up our tips of the year (22 in total).  No 6 is a buy from Tom Winnifrith.

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407 days ago

Don’t go selling your Jubilee Metals now – although this has been a cracking share tip, price target almost doubled to 16p...

We tipped Jubilee Metals (JLP) at a 4.6p offer in July 2020. Ding Dong! As we approach Christmas the shares are circa 11p, making we loyal investors pretty happy. But do not even think of selling. Here’s why:

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435 days ago

Jubilee Metals – further significant Zambia diversification, already way ahead on this share tip, price target increased again...

Jubilee Metals (JLP“is pleased to announce that it has successfully concluded further copper tailings transactions to secure the rights to an additional approximately 115 million tonnes of copper and cobalt containing surface tailings in Zambia”

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515 days ago

Wishbone Gold – placing and news on further Australia exploration...BUY

I admit that this has been an awful share tip and can only apologise again. If it is any consolation my losses on this are in excess of £30,000. The only way to make some of the losses back is to average down and I suggest you do that if you can at up to 2.4p becuase with a following wind these shares could easily hit 4.25p.

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602 days ago

Xtract Resources to double or more?

I am a shareholder so feel free to ignore all of what follows. If you really want to understand why I bought Xtract (XTR) listen and watch the audio and video interview out late last night with Colin Bird HERE. But if you can’t afford 99p this is a tip we produced 11 days agyipping the shares at a 1p offer. They are now 1.5p-1.6p.

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633 days ago

Pires Investments placing with Chris Akers – bank profits on a great tip of the year

Pires Investments (PIRI) was our tip of the year at a 2.3p offer on 27 December 2019. Today it has announced it is raising up to £1.65 million at 2p. The shares are 3.5p bid!  Why the premium in the market when many of those taking part will be spivvy share flippers? Simple, uber ramper Chris Akers has taken one third of the placing.

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649 days ago

Volvere – shares up on our February share tip after trading update, more to come…

Self-styled “growth and turnaround investment company” Volvere (VLE) has updated including it is “still achieving an encouraging level of output” and “is in a strong financial position, with significant cash resources”

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651 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: No! No! No! This is very wrong indeed Tesco & more shocking Nostra Terra revelations

I look at news that Tesco (TSCO) is upping its dividend while getting a massive tax break from the taxpayer. This is wrong at every level. The Times tries to defend it, no doubt on orders from a powerful corporate PR machine, but this is simply a transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich and should not be allowed. I look at Nostra Terra Oil & Gas (NTOGfollowing up on my earlier piece with more questions for the board and Nomad, Strand Hanson, and another shocking revelation abiout the behaviour of CEO Matt Lofgran. Finally a few words on Concepta (CPT), my share tip of the year where I have averaged down in today’s placing. 

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672 days ago

Big Sofa shares suspended after pulled placing- is it game over? I sense no but was there insider dealing?

Tom Winnifrith writes: I apologise for a bad share tip. If it is any consolation if this goes tits up I shall be waiving goodbye to a sum well into five figures. That however is the risk of owning shares. And it is not game over.

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696 days ago

Tip of the year update Big Sofa - corporate action on the Streets of San Francisco

I fear that many readers will be too young and will not remember the Streets of San Francisco with Michael Douglas and Karl Malden. Please look it up on google, it was fabulous. But my reference is not to an era when cops could beat a confession out of a suspect rather than spend their working lives undergoing diversity training, but to one of my tips of the year, Big Sofa (BST).

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718 days ago

Solid State – we to now follow Chief Executive Gary Marsh?...

Solid State (SOLI) was a 500p offer price, October last year, share tip. It has since updated positively and, following a share price rise to well above 600p, there’s this month been director shareholding announcements…

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734 days ago

Open Orphan share tip of the year update, I don't want to appear too smug but....

At the time of the tip on January 1 the shares were 4.6p to buy. They are now 6.2p to sell.  Not bad but there is a stack more to come at Open Orphan (ORPH) and I expect to be able to sell my shares at 10p+ within months. The boss, Cathal Friel, has just recorded an interview (below) with the investment whores at Proactive which is not as explicit as I am about forecasts but makes some critical points.

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748 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 19 a buy from Tom Winnifrith

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Nineteenth up is a BUY from myself, Tom Winnifrith. I  own shares in the company below.

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748 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 16 a sell from Lucian Miers

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Sixteenth up is a SELL from Lucian Miers who is short of the shares in the company below.

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748 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 15 a buy from Peter Brailey

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Fifteenth up is a BUY from Peter Brailey who owns shares in the company below.

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748 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 14 a buy from Steve Moore

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Fourteenth up is a BUY from Steve Moore who owns no shares in the company below.

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748 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 13 a buy from Nigel Somerville

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Thirteenth up is a BUY from Nigel Somerville who owns shares in the company below.

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751 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 12 a sell from Tom Winnifrith

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Twelfth up is a SELL from myself, Tom Winnifrith, who has no position in the shares in both of the companies mentioned below.

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751 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 11 a sell from Lucian Miers

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Eleventh up is a SELL from Lucian Miers who is short of the shares in both of the companies mentioned below.

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752 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 9 a buy from Tom Winnifrith

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Ninth up is a BUY from myself, we do own shares in the company below.

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752 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 8 a buy from Chris Bailey

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Eighth up is a BUY from Chris Bailey who owns shares in the company below.

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752 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 6 a buy from Chris Bailey

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Sixth up is a BUY from Chris Bailey who owns shares in the company below.

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752 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 5 a buy from Gary Newman

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Fifth up is a BUY from Gary Newman who, I think, owns shares in the company below..

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752 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 4 a Buy from Darren Atwater

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Fourth up is a BUY from Darren Atwater who owns no shares in the company below..

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752 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 3 a sell from Peter Brailey

Over the next week or so each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Second up is a SELL from Peter Brailey who owns no shares in the company below and is not short.

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752 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 2 a buy from Malcolm Stacey

Over the next week or so each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Second up is a BUY from Malcolm Stacey who owns shares in the company below..

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752 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 1 a buy from Gary Newman

Over the next week or so each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. First up is a BUY from Gary Newman who owns shares in the company below..

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793 days ago

Volex – positive interims, a good share tip and now we upgrade

Volex (VLX) was a share tip from ourselves at an 89p offer price in July. The company has now announced results for its half year ended 29th September 2019 – and the shares have responded higher, to a current 119p…

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815 days ago

Solid State – positive half-year trading update, remains a buy

Recent share tip electronics group Solid State (SOLI“is pleased to announce a trading update for the six months ended 30 September 2019”

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900 days ago

Volex – trading & dividend ahead of expectations and further growth potential

Following a new revolving credit facility (up to $40 million “on significantly improved terms, which reflects the ongoing strength of our business”), there’s now AGM and acquisition announcements from recent share tip, Volex (VLX)…

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967 days ago

Wishbone Trading statement – a bad tip, apologies but a buy at 0.05p

Last week, Wishbone Gold (LSE:WSBN) served up a trading statement that saw its shares tumble to 0.04p-0.05p. As a shareholder I share your pain and apologise for what has been a bad share tip. I have drunk my own medicine averaging down so do feel that pain big time. I can understand how some folks are angry. Over at ShareProphets someone posted this comment:

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1042 days ago

A Malcolm Stacey share tip where the company has misled investors hugely

Actually I am being generous. One might suggest that certain undergarments are look very combustible. I am sure that when Malcolm becomes aware of this he will wish to revisit his position. This is a scandal, the company has declined to comment and its advisors do not seem to give a damn either, their excuses are risible.

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1114 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2019 – No 22 is from Tom Winnifrith

Between Christmas Day and January 2nd we shall be publishing more than 20 share tips of the year – buys and sells. The twenty second and final tip is the third from Tom Winnifrith.

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1115 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2019 – No 16 is from Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore at N50

Between Christmas Day and January 2nd we shall be publishing more than 20 share tips of the year – buys and sells. Twelfth up up is the second from Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore at N50.

 
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1118 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2019 – No 10 is from Tom Winnifrith

Between Christmas Day and January 2nd we shall be publishing more than 20 share tips of the year – buys and sells. Tenth up is the first from site Editor Tom Winnifrith.

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1119 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2019 – No 5 is from Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore at N50

Between Christmas Day and January 2nd we shall be publishing more than 20 share tips of the year – buys and sells. Fifth up is one from Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore at N50.

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1186 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why Debenhams is a zero & why Wishbone was a shite share tip but...

In my main bearcast I divide my time equally between Debenhams (DEB) which is, as I explain, a zero in waiting and Wishbone Gold (WSBN) which most certainly is not. But it has been a dire share tip, which I explain in full. As a shareholder myself I share the pain but explain why it really is time to average down, which I have.

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1268 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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1350 days ago

UK Investor Show 2018 Video - John Dawson of Alliance Pharma

This is, of course, a big fave of Nigel Wray and he has done exceptionally well from Alliance Pharma (APH). It has also been a good share tip (twice) from myself and young Steve on the Nifty Fifty. The main man is John Dawson and he can explain the story going forward.

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1355 days ago

UK Investor Show Share Tip No 9 - from Tom Winnifrith

I have quite rightly slated this stock as being a dog with a bloated cost base and no chance of making money for shareholders. I have been right but the management and fundamentals have changed so it is my second show tip. It is a punt but definitely worth a small flutter.

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1356 days ago

A share tip from Tom Winnifrith, The Mark Slater show video, a 1 billion fraud & more problems for Julie Meyer

And that is just part of today's content here on ShareProphets. Coming up later there are 2 more buy tips, 5 more videos a cracking bearcast and much more. But....

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1357 days ago

Tonight we expose a 1 billion fraud - tomorrow Tom W share tip & Mark Slater's buys

Do you really want to miss out on all of this for the sake of saving just £5.99 a month? Tonight on ShareProphets we will expose a 1 billion capitaised fraud. Make no mistake this is a zero. And we will also reveal which idiots have threatened Tom Winnifrith with legal action as well as publishing another main stage video from UK Investor - Mr Property, Nick Leslau. But to access all this premium content you need to invest £5.99 a month. And tomorrow is Mark Slater day.

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1362 days ago

9 UK Investor Show share tips for 2018 - No 8 Tom Winnifrith

This week all of the team will tip 1 stock - long or short - which presented at UK Investor on Saturday or was mentioned in a presentation. For paying customers only, eighth up it is Tom Winnifrith.

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1479 days ago

The ShareProphets 24 share tips of the year: No 24 a buy from Tom Winnifrith

Between December 24 and January 2 we are serving up 24 share tips of the year from our team of writers at ShareProphets. The share tips are for paying subscribers only. Next up is a buy tip, the seventh pick from Tom Winnifrith.

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1479 days ago

The ShareProphets 24 share tips of the year: No 23 a sell from Tom Winnifrith

Between December 24 and January 2 we are serving up 24 share tips of the year from our team of writers at ShareProphets. The share tips are for paying subscribers only. Next up is a sell tip, the sixth pick from Tom Winnifrith.

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1482 days ago

The ShareProphets 24 share tips of the year: No 17 a sell from Tom Winnifrith

Between December 24 and January 2 we are serving up 24 share tips of the year from our team of writers at ShareProphets. The share tips are for paying subscribers only. Next up is a sell tip, the fourth idea ( of eight)  from Tom Winnifrith.

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1484 days ago

The ShareProphets 24 share tips of the year: No 7 a buy from Tom Winnifrith

Between December 24 and January 2 we are serving up 24 share tips of the year from our team of writers at ShareProphets. The share tips are for paying subscribers only. Next up, the first of eight ideas (four buys four sells) from Tom Winnifrith

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1507 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - feeling sympathy with alleged City criminals and more on UKOG

It looks as if the double share tip video will be out on Tuesday - www speeds in Greece are just too slow to upload it. In today's bearcast I start with the leaking of failed bids, ref Elegant Hotels (EHG). Who benefits and why do it? Then I look at the fund managers accused of colluding to drive down IPO prices. I really do have some sympathy with them and explain why. Then it is onto UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and Alba (ALBA). Finally I take apart today's ludicrous claims about growing poverty in Britain. They are pure bollocks.

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1508 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - if you lost money on Friday sue ABC for its fake news

I start with a look at whether some current assets are really current assets, taking my inspiration from my earlier analysis of Jim Mellon's flagship dog Regent Pacific. I explain why getting this right is so important in endeavouring proper company analysis. Then it is onto Friday's market sell off caused by what even ABC now admits was 100% fake news about Donald Trump. I look at the tax plans of POTUS which are inspirational and compare them with the rhetoric coming out of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party. I increasingly think Corbyn will win the next election and explain why that would be such a disaster. Tomorrow there may be no bearcast as I am travelling but I plan to do a double video share tip for paying subscribers only

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1509 days ago

Bearcast plus the Christmas share tips from Steve Moore, Darren Atwater & Tom Winnifrith

A few words from me in this final mini-bearcast and then onto the final three share tips our writers reckon will gain 33% by Christmas. First up is Steve Moore

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1509 days ago

Bonus Bearcast and Christmas Share tips from Cynical Bear and Gary Newman

Second up with their share tips to gain 33% by Christmas are Gary & Cynical and I offer a short bearcast with my commentary on their efforts. First up is Britain's most cynical share blogger.

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1509 days ago

Bearcast Special & the Christmas share tips from Malcolm Stacey & Nigel Somerville

We start our seven share tip Tuesday with Malcolm and Nigel. Like all the other writers they were asked to tip a share to gain 33% by Christmas. In both cases they have put their money where their mouth is. First Malcolm Stacey...

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1520 days ago

Your Christmas share tip from Andrew Monk to pay for all your presents

Top broker Andrew Monk is such a n ice guy that he wants to pay for your Christmas. Not actually pay - be serious he is a broker after all. But he has a share tip which he reckons is a slam dunk cert to race ahead in the next five weeks and pay for Christmas. Just call him Father Christmas.

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1527 days ago

Concepta - Upgrade to STRONG BUY but I am annoyed

I have also covered my extreme annoyance with Concepta (CPT) in Bearcast HERE. Last week it had a profit warning thanks to a new order for £600,000 having been received but not being able to be booked until Q1 2018. Hence there was a 2017 miss. That saw the shares go down. There is now a placing and at the same time we were told that this order would now be booked in Q4 2017. Surely that unwinds the profits warning.

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1542 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast and Hot Share tip

The macro case as to why today's share tip could really be very exciting indeed is explained in full in the accompanying bearcast. Enjoy. But what you want is the share tip.

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1579 days ago

Symphony Environmental – interims show some progress, but more to come

Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM) was a 6.75p offer price share tip – and the shares rose to 11.5p on the back of a first half of 2017 results announcement, though have currently slipped back to 10.5p…

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1593 days ago

Buy Big Sofa at 22.5p - target 60p

When this share tip appeared on FivefreeShareTips yesterday the shares were 20.125p to buyur readers got the best deal. Do not miss out on our next tips emailed direct to you: register now HERE. But at 22.5p to buy Big Sofa (BST) still is stunningly cheap. Here is why...

Okay three disclosures first. One: we own a shed load of these shares. Second they have not exactly flown since the IPO via a reversal at 17p. And third there has been a bit of slippage in hitting targets ( four or five months) and a £1.4 million placing at 18.5p was not exactly what the share price doctor ordered. However this stock is going to fly. My target is for it to almost treble, well before Christmas 2018.

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1595 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Audioboom, the Bulletin Board oil analysts - more folks to run the lavs at Athens bus station

I covered the Interquest (ITQ) scandal in a separate bearcast HERE. If you like bad language or tales of AIM wrongdoing you will love it. Elsewhere I look at the latest utterly meaningless trading statement from Audioboom (BOOM). Why is its CEO Rob Proctor so averse not only to defending free speech but also to handing out metrics that actuially mean anything. He is another man for the job of lavatory attendant at the Athens bus station. And BTW this company is going to run out of cash AGAIN. I also look at Havelock Europa (HVE), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and 88 Energy (88E). Now SIGH UP FOR A HOT SHARE TIP FREE HERE NOW! 

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1656 days ago

Molins at 149p offer - worth at least 173.5p

We tipped these shares a couple of weeks ago at a 130p offer. Readers of the Nifty Fifty are thus happy bunnies as the shares are now 147p-149p. We do serve up good share tips and Steve and I are now working on our next one! But the shares should head higher still. I explain why in detail - here is our original share tip from two weeks ago.

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1679 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Mea Culpa Bearcast: Stanley Gibbons my apologies and lessons learned

Folks asked if I had learned any lessons from Stanley Gibbons (SGI), a dire share tip and a stock where I also did my conkers. I hope there are. In this last bearcast until I return in September (as discussed HERE) I look at the rationale for this tip and my errors.

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1692 days ago

Chamberlin – full-year results and management chat

Chamberlin (CMH), a 105p offer price share tip from ourselves last month, has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2017 and that ongoing growth is “supported by major new contracts coming on stream”. The shares are now 154p! Who's Da Daddy???

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1700 days ago

Sanderson Group – interim results and management chat

November 72p offer price share tip, Sanderson Group (SND) has announced results for its half year ended 31st March 2017 and that it has “a good level of confidence that the group will continue to make further progress and deliver trading results in line with market expectations for the current year”.

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1710 days ago

Falanx & the Cyber attacks & the £100 million political scandal

We own Falanx (FLX) shares and are currently well over 100% up on our investment with stock at 9.5p mid. HotStockRockets readers are now 100% ahead on the share tip too. So with the stock surging on the basis of the massive cyber attack that started on the NHS on Friday what to do? First realise that this is a political scandal. 

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1711 days ago

Andrews Sykes – 2016 results, dividend yield remains attractive despite share price rise

Andrews Sykes (ASY), a 380p offer price November share tip, has announced results for the 2016 calendar year and that it is “cautiously optimistic for further success in 2017”

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1735 days ago

Alliance Pharma - once again a buy

Specialty pharmaceutical company, Alliance Pharma (APH) is a previous successful share tip for us - recommended at 31p, with gains banked at 43p in 2015. However, there has since been positive development which looks inadequately reflected in a current sub 50p offer price and, noting also the continued presence of famed investors Nigel Wray and Slater Investments as major shareholders…

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1798 days ago

Veltyco cracking update - increase targets

Our 35p offer price share tip of Veltyco (VLTY) last month is looking good after another cracking trading update. There is more to come.…

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1819 days ago

Our October share tip of the month has almost doubled, our next tip of the month is out TODAY - grab it for just £5

Our October share tip of the month was Sula Iron & Gold (SULA). The Bulletin Board Morons thought we were daft and the shares were 0.18p offer. Today they trade at 0.33p-0.34p so were are heading fora 100% gain and some brokers think we are mad. Broker VSA says the shares are still cheap and reckons fair value is 2.5p. we kid you not.

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1825 days ago

FDM great trading update but we say take profits

Provider of IT consultants, FDM Group (FDM) has updated that a strong trading performance and favourable exchange rate movements see it now anticipating “full-year results ahead of its expectations” – and the shares have responded more than 9% higher to a current 624p ‘bid’ price. So not a bad share tip from us...

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1829 days ago

Andrew Monk's third share tip of the year - the best lottery ticket you will ever buy

Top stockbroker Andrew Monk of VSA has today served up his third share tip of the year (following from his win with Sula HERE) and it is a real "hell or glory play". it is right now TSX.V listed but there is an AIM listed way to play it. Over to the Monkey...

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1832 days ago

We've brought our next hot share tip forward as it is so hot - catch it for just £5 TODAY

We were not planning to serve up our next share tip until the end of the month. But shares can move fast on AIM and we have identified a stock where something really is bubbling. And so our next hot share tip is out TODAY (Friday 13th) at 2 PM. we are working hard on it now.

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1838 days ago

And now for Sula - why am I tipping it as a potential ten bagger: Andrew Monk

Andrew Monk of VSA Resources was today explaining in his private daily email why Sula Iron & Gold (SULA) was his second nap share tip of the year. Now bear in mind VSA acts for Sula but Monk is a principled sort of fellow and if he says he believes in something he really does.  As such it is over to the Monkey who writes:

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1838 days ago

Stanley Gibbons - dire interims but...

This is one of our worst share tips and also one of my (TW) worst investments of recent years. Collectibles group Stanley Gibbons (SGI) has announced further dire results - this time for the six months ended 30th September 2016 - though “is optimistic that the trading of the group is now beginning to reflect the giant strides made through the restructuring plan in a year of substantial transition” (including a completely new board of directors).

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1839 days ago

Buy RedT Energy says Andrew Monk - one of his 3 share tips of the year

Andrew Monk of VSA Resources was today explaining in his private daily email why RedT Energy (RED) was his nap share tip of the year. Now bear in mind VSA acts for Red T but Monk is a principled sort of fellow and if he says he believes in something he really does.  As such it is over to the Monkey who writes:

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1842 days ago

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year Number 22 - sell Plus 500 says Lucian Miers

Lucian is still on his grand tour of Eastern Europe but before he left he told me his two sell tips of the year for 2017. The first, natch, was Cloudtag (CTAG) HERE. The second, at 384.5p, is Plus 500 (PLUS).

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1842 days ago

ShareProphets share tips of the year Number 21 - Buy Minoan says Tom Winnifrith

Minoan (MIN) has been something of an AIM uber-dog for many years. It is a stock that I have tipped with success once and with lack of success more than once. Its failure to deliver on gaining planning consent on its Cave Sidero site in Crete over more than a decade is perhaps why its shares languish at 6.25-6.5p. But 2017 will be THE year.

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1843 days ago

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year Number 17 - Sell Eden Research says Tom Winnifrith

In the long run buying shares in companies that break accounting rules, commit fraud and which are running out of, other people's, money is a recipe for poverty and thus AIM listed fraud Eden Research is my second share tip of the year, like my first (Cloudtag HERE) it is as a sell. The shares are now xxp but this is a sell at any price down to 0p. Frauds are always worthless in the end.

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1843 days ago

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year Number 18 - buy Wishbone Gold says Tom Winnifrith

You want your share tip of the year to have the potential to double or treble. You will not get that with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Equally it is incredibly unlikely that you might lose 75% of your cash on Glaxo. Elephants do not gallop eith forwards or backwards. My third tip of the year is a stock that could lose 75% and become a cash shell. But it is also one that could easily treble and I think he odds are on the treble not the collapse. I refer to Wishbone Gold (WSBN)

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1843 days ago

ShareProphets share tips of the year number 13, sell Cloudtag says Lucian Miers

Lucian is off on a tour of Eastern Euroland but when asked what his top sell tip for 2017 was he was in little doubt - at almost any price the answer is Cloudtag (CTAG) with a target price of nil. Actually Lucian does not see the shares hitting zero. However...

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1853 days ago

Zytronic serves up good results - buy

Recent share tip of ours Zytronic (ZYT) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2016 and that its new “year has started well with orders, revenue and current trading ahead of the same period last year”.

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1856 days ago

Our Monday share tip is up by 26% so far but it will double from here - catch it and 4 more tips for just £5 NOW!

Our Monday share tip is up by 26% in 1 day but it will double from here - catch it and 4 more tips for just £5 NOW!

On Monday we served up a new share tip on HotStockRockets. As we write, less than 30 hours later, the shares are 26% ahead. And they are still cheap. We reckon that they will more than double from here within two months. You can find out about that cracking tip for just £5 HERE.

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1857 days ago

UPDATED: Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: was it Cloudtag fined £75,000 by AIM Regulation - a dark day of shame for the Casino

Update. I have it on good authority that it was NOT Cloudtag fined. Hpefully uit will be. The share tip I mention at 7.45 can be accessed for £5 HERE. The notice of the £75,000 fine by AIM Regulation on an un-named company, levied last Thursday is HERE. That company not Cloudtag (CTAG) - it should be. Whoever it is should fess up. This is a dark day for AIM as it has fined the wrong party (the shareholders not the board) and in not naming the company it also screws the shareholders again. Regulators have form with private censures that let everyone down. I compare this to the 3DM scandal.

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1858 days ago

Five hot share tips for just £5 - starts Monday 7.45 AM: Don't miss out!

On Friday we published an update on a tip from a few months ago. We tipped the shares at a 4.25p offer, they are now 6.75p to sell so that is not a bad return for 5 months work. BUT IT IS NOT ENOUGH! The shares are still cheap and we won't be advising selling till they are 8p or more which they will be very soon.

You can find full details of that company and our update HERE on the HotStockRockets website and it costs just £5 to access that site for a month.

 
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1870 days ago

Sanderson: results and company chat - buy

Recent share tip, Sanderson Group (SND) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2016 and, chatting to management, they remain conscious of macroeconomic risk but doesn’t currently detect any loss of confidence in the company’s areas of focus and are confident of making further progress.

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1874 days ago

4 cracking shares to buy for just £5 - bargain!

Five pounds for four cracking share tips - stocks to buy and make you money by the New Year. What could be better than that?

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1880 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Red Flags come home to roost for the Sheriff's fave AIM Turkeys

How is that for a Thanksgiving mixed metaphor of a title? In this podcast I look at denial, red flags and bending the rules on the Casino. Among the companies covered today are:  Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Cloudtag (CTAG), African Potash (AFPO), Fastjet (FJET) and the insider dealing, Mkango Resources (MKA), London Capital (LCG), Audioboom (BOOM), Milestone Group (MSG) and I flag up that Steve & I have a hot share tip you can access for just £5 coming up very soon HERE

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1881 days ago

A hot share tip TODAY at 2.30PM for just a fiver... surely you have 500p to spare?

Our share tip of the month is out TODAY at 2.30PM. Our last tip of the month was 30% ahead within weeks. We reckon this one is at least as good!

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1914 days ago

K3 - New CFO, we won't hold his MBA against him ( now 133% ahead on share tip)

Orderly business succession is what we like as investors. Folks get old, folks move on and want fresh challenges but well run companies plan for this and do not make a drama out of what does not need to be a crisis.

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1916 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - can you monetise a twitter Troll & Belfort, Bushveld & the AIM Cesspit

A late bearcast. Sorry. I was working on the new share tip. Away from that I look at just two stocks: twitter and how you monetise a troll? So what does that make the shares worth? Then onto Bushveld Minerals (BMN) and its placing today done by Belfort Securities. What does that tell you about AIM. There is a lot of PR horseshit flying about that placing as I point out. Warning: this bearcast contains bad language right from the start.

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1917 days ago

Friday 2 PM... Don't miss out says Tom Winnifrith - or perhaps you like losing money on shares?

Steve Moore and I have not tipped a stock on our Nifty Fifty Website for a good while. We are nervous of the stockmarket as whole and as a result we have been advising readers to liquidate existing share tips, mostly banking big gains as they do. But we now have a stock we want to tip irrespective of the wider market as its shares are just cheap. That share tip goes out Friday 21st October at 2PM - TODAY

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1924 days ago

Concepta: how would you like a free £70,000? No thanks said AIM Investors - morons

Concepta (CPT) has announced that it has issued 464,674 shares following the exercise of warrants - something we warned you about last week. That brings in £34,851 which is frankly neither here not there. Around 10% of that cash came from the exercise of warrants by FIML and my pension fund. Neither are selling at anything like this price although the shares are well up on a 14p offer share tip.

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1924 days ago

Waterman says it is optimistic, up to a point we suppose ( One we got wrong)

Bulletin Board Morons never get it wrong. That is why despite being multi-millionaires they spend their days imparting wisdom to others on the LSE Asylum. We however are mortal. Here is a share tip Steve and I got wrong. It happens. 

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1942 days ago

K3 Business Technology - Orderly Management succession, That's the way to do it

K3 Business Technology (KBT) has announced that Adalsteinn Valdimarsson, who joined as a NED on 11 July, is to become CEO. Chief Executive Officer, David Bolton will step up to assume the role of Executive Chairman and Lars-Olaf Norell will return to the position of Non-executive Director, as previously announced. This is orderly. It shows K3 is well run. Perhaps that is why we are 133% ahead on this share tip.

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1943 days ago

Berkeley LOI - look at the proposed pricing!

Berkeley Energia (BKY) has announced it has signed a Letter of Intent relating to the sale of the first million pounds of production from its Salamanca uranium project – with an average contemplated price of above $41 per pound comparing with the current spot price of around $25 per pound. Way to go!. No wonder we are c150% up on this share tip!

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1953 days ago

K3 Business Technology - more than decent prelims, leaves us c130% up on share tip but more to go!

K3 Business Technology (KBT) has announced results for its year ended 30thJune 2016 and we’ve had a chat with management. The shares are ahead on the news to 343-352p. Not bad given we tipped this at a 149p offer

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1964 days ago

Avesco Trading Update - all looks good on this cracking share tip

A strangely timed “Trading Update” announcement is usually a cause for concern – but not a 12:46pm effort Thursday from media equipment and services group Avesco (AVS), though still why release at this time?

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1964 days ago

Red24 - bid now worth 26.3p - good news on this quick win share tip

Having previously announced that it was “engaged in discussions” following a 24p per share possible offer,  Red24 (REDT) has now further updated as an initial Takeover Panel deadline came into play. the shares are now 24p mid which is not bad as we tipped it just about six weeks ago at a 19.75p offer.

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1978 days ago

Berkeley Energia - we are now almost 150% ahead on this share tip - what next?

We tipped Berkeley Energia (BKY) at a 20p offer - the shares are now 48p-49p so I hope there are no complaints out there on this tip. What next? The most recent news of note was the Quarterlies. The actually numbers are academic but the only paragraph that matters states:

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2011 days ago

Berkeley Energia: we are now almost 100% up on this share tip after DFS - more to come

We tipped Berkeley Energia (BKY) at a 20p offer - the shares are now 39p-41p after the publication of a Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) confirming that its Salamanca project in Spain will be one of the world’s lowest cost producers capable of generating strong after tax cash flow, even during the current low point in the uranium price cycle.

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2013 days ago

K3 Business Technology - Trading Update, our share tip 100%+ ahead but stance upgraded to buy

Drat. There is that phrase again. Results for the year to June 30th 2016 are expected to be "broadly" in line. That is stockmarket speak for "a near miss". No wonder the shares fell a tad on the announcement to 310-333p. We are well ahead of our 148p offer share tip but down on a few months ago.

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2040 days ago

Shoe Zone - no slip up with results

Value footwear retailer with 518 stores across the UK and Ireland, Shoe Zone (SHOE) has announced results for its half year ended 2nd April 2016 and that “the group has traded in line with management's expectations since the period end and the board continues to look to the future with confidence”. Its another solid share tip from us but there is more to come.

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2068 days ago

Safestyle motoring ahead on our share tip after great AGM update

Shares in Safestyle UK (SFE) are heading further higher on the back of an AGM update including that “the group's new financial year has begun very well” and that it is “confident that the group will deliver excellent results for 2016”.

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2076 days ago

Berkeley Energia - spectacular fund raise news - we upgrade big time

In that rarest of moves for an AIM-listed company, Berkeley Energia (BKY) has announced new financing from a major shareholder which includes new equity at a premium to the currently prevailing share price. Following several months of due diligence, mining-focused private equity firm Resource Capital Funds is to provide $5 million through a 0.375% net smelter royalty and a further $5 million for new shares at 32p each. The latter compares to a closing high share price since 2013 of 31.75p earlier this month and a pre placing close of 30.25p – these up from 26p at the start of the year and more than 50% on our share tip.

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2092 days ago

Berkeley Energia - good news from Spain sees us 40% up on this share tip

Berkeley Energia* (BKY) has updated that a definitive feasibility study on its Salamanca uranium project “is well advanced and is due to be published in June”, with the company’s confidence emphasised by the commencement already of initial infrastructure work at the project.

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2092 days ago

K3 - Acquisition & Placing: we are 130% up on this share tip but more to come

K3 Business Technology (KBT) has announced an agreement to acquire Retail Support International ApS (known as DdD Retail), a fashion retail-focused provider of proprietary 'point of sale' technology, as well as a placing to raise £13.5 million gross (£12.8 million net) at 330p per share to fund the acquisition (an initial approx. £7 million) and for additional product enhancement opportunities and working capital.

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2155 days ago

Stanley Gibbons - where to start?

We start with an apology - this has been an awful share tip. If only we were Wildes or Bulletin Board Morons and got every tip 100% right. But we are human. So apologise. Stanley Gibbons (SGI) has announced that it “now believes that for the year to 31 March 2016 the group will report an adjusted loss before tax of between £1 million and £2 million”, that it“is in the process of raising approximately £10 million of new equity” and the appointments of a new nominated adviser & broker (finnCap) and new auditor (BDO). Hmmm.

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2157 days ago

Lighthouse: good results, confident outlook, last chance to buy

IFA network, The Lighthouse Group (LGT) has announced results for 2015 and that it “is well positioned to deliver future growth”. We are ahead on this share tip but there is more to come.

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2163 days ago

Buy Safestyle at 256p

Investment Case: Safestyle UK (SFE) listed on AIM in December 2013 at 100p per share and has since performed well, the shares soaring to over 270p early this year. They are now however back to a current 256p offer price and a recent positive trading update suggests that they offer, particularly Income, value here - and so this is our latest Nifty Fifty share tip.

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2181 days ago

We dont publish share tips often but we publish at 2.30 PM TODAY

I was asked the other day how, on the Nifty Fifty website, we managed to deliver such impressive returns when most AIM shares have done so dreadfully? It is a fair question.

Although the AIM Index has had an awful three years 

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2189 days ago

Fox Marble Trading update - buy

Fox Marble (FOX) has updated that 2015 reported sales are expected to be around a self-declared “disappointing” €230,000, but that the outlook for 2016 is much more promising indeed. And that is why the shares are a buy. This has been a poor share tip to date but now is a time to average down big time.

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2190 days ago

Reach4Entertainment - I reveal that the Hon Put was in play today

One of the reasons I'm so happy we hold Reach4Entertainment (R4E) shares and in having this as a share tip (HERE) is the Hon Put which came into play today.

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2191 days ago

Solid but upbeat trading update from FDM, buy case intact

Our most recent share tip, FDM Group (FDM) has updated that it maintained its strong performance in the second half of 2015 and expects to deliver full-year results slightly ahead of the board's expectations” as well as that “we enter 2016 with good momentum and I am confident that the year will see further progress for the group”

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2208 days ago

Tom Winnifrith's share tips of the year No 7 - Buy Premaitha at 18.5p - target 30p

Ok this was one of my less successful share tips of the year for 2015 but this time it really will come good. That will be the prompt for guffaws of laughter from Wildes, who is currently sitting on a sinking lifeboat from the doomed SS LGO Energy. But he who laughs last... 

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2208 days ago

Tom Winnifrith's sixth share tip of the year - sell Afriag at 0.15p - target 0p

Throughout the Christmas period one of the two principals of AIM listed Afriag (AFRI) has trolled me on twitter, sending me almost 150 tweets accusing me of extortion, taking bribes, of being a coke addict, a drunk, having no qualifications other than serving pizza, of being mad - based on the fact that my mother killed herself- , etc. Yusuf also offered me a bribe to buy shares in Afriag. He has failed to answer critical questions about Afriag (AFRI) and today came up with the most lamentable excuse yet for not answering.

The questions are here

Yusuf has emailed me several times on my gmail address and it was that address - the only one I have - that I used to email him with the questions. He, today, tweeted:

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2208 days ago

Tom Winnifrith's share tips of the year Number 5 - sell LGO Energy at 0.265p

This company is on the precipice. It needs to raise £5-6 million in emergency equity to keep going and everything is going against it. The best case for LGO Energy (LGO) is mega dilution from whatever is a confetti issuing machine, but an equally plausible outcome is insolvency.

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2211 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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2211 days ago

Tom Winnifrith's share tips of the year Number 3 - Buy Reach4Entertainment at 1.5p

There is no doubt that Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has been a total dog of an investment for many a year. But it goes into 2016 in great shape. We have bought shares in the market at 1.4p and 1.45p. I reckon the shares are going to 3.5-4.5p within two years and as such this is my 3rd tip of the year.

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2213 days ago

HotStockRockets share tip now out 8.30 AM Tuesday

I had overlooked that today was another lazy Britain day - that is to say a Bank Holiday. Thus the HotStockRockets share tip scheduled for 3 PM today is postponed lest one of our readers feels the need to blab to the Bulletin Boards. It will go live instead at 8.30 AM Tuesday so paying readers get to buy first. You can access the website for as little as £5 ahead of that share tip HERE

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2213 days ago

Tom Winnifrith's share tip of the year Number 2 - Sell Rare Earth Minerals at 0.7p

There are number of reasons why Rare Earth Minerals (REM) is a slam dunk sell. So many that it is hard to know where to begin. But we might as well start with the macro scene and a very important article that appeared on this website a few minutes ago.

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2214 days ago

Tom Winnifrith's share tips of the year No 1 - Buy Petropavlovsk at 6.7p offer

You have, by now, read my macro calls for 2016 which you may or may not have dismissed as complete mumbo jumbo but I hope they make sense. You will see that I expect the gold price to pick up during the next 12 months. Not to rocket but to improve and that makes Petropavlovsk (POG) at a 6.7p offer a very obvious first tip of the year.

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2243 days ago

IS Solutions, cracking interims but so big is the profit on this share tip that...

IS Solutions (ISL) has announced results for the six months ended 30th September 2015, together with some boardroom changes and that “the board remains very encouraged and expects the company to deliver results comfortably in line with current market expectations for the year ending 31 March 2016”. But...

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2301 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 2 October - plagued by Zak Mir, a fuckwit PR Girl & Paragon owning twitter morons

I had sme great news just now but cannot share it with you. On the other hand my day has been cursed. PR girl fuckwits calling during bearcast, Paragon Diamonds (PRG) owning morons on twitter and above all - since flip flop is on holiday - I have to sub Zak Mir's copy. Please God what have I done to deserve this? I comment on Paragon, Churchill Mining (CHL), Forte Energy (FTE), LGO Energy (LGO), Golden Saint Resources (GSR), Horizonte Minerals (HZM) and the loons who love CEB Resources (CEB) and why they are loons. I am now off to work on a cracking new mining share tip for Monday on the Nifty Fifty.

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2314 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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2315 days ago

K3 Results, company chat - all looking good, we are 100% ahead on our share tip - more to come

K3 Business Technology (KBT) has announced results for its year ended 30th June 2015 and what it describes as“a major contract win for its ‘ax l is fashion’ solution”. The following updates post a chat with the management of a company where we are c100% ahead on our share tip. There is more to come...

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2318 days ago

After five years it is time to nibble at mining stocks once more – new hot tip from Tom Winnifrith TODAY

For the past five years owning shares in mining companies has been investment suicide. And in three years on the Nifty Fifty website Steve Moore and I have tipped just three mining stocks and now follow just one. Avoiding the sector has helped us deliver returns averaging more than 20% per annum. But now we are planning to tip a mining stock TODAY.

Are we mad? Commodity process are at multi year lows, miners are going bust on a weekly basis with mines shut down, and so we must be mad right? No.

The time to buy is when there is blood on the streets

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2327 days ago

SpaceandPeople great contract win - another share tip looking good

Having announced in June its selection by Network Rail as preferred bidder for the Concourse Exhibitions, Events & Distributions contract, 71.5p per share July share tip SpaceandPeople (SAL) has now announced the signing of the five year contract, sending its shares currently more than 12% higher on the news to 86.5p.

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2328 days ago

IS Solutions - bullish trading update confirms another winning share tip, shares still cheap

Noting a little changed share price in 2015 despite continuing positive progress, we tipped shares in IS Solutions (ISL) on our Nifty Fifty website at a 56p offer price in May.  They had since been little changed, but a trading update has now changed that – with they currently approaching 35% higher on its back at 69p-71p. So far so good...

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2372 days ago

Buy Norcross at a 20.25p offer

We tipped Norcros shares a few weeks ago at a 20p offer. The offer is now 20.25p. Suffice to say they are still cheap. Our next hot share tip is out this afternoon on the Nifty Fifty and we hope to beat our current average gain per tip ( 23% average holding period less than a year) with that one. To access that tip click HERE

Investment Case: 

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2384 days ago

Adept Telecom - bank nine month 45% gain on the shares - another great share tip!

AdEPT Telecom (ADT) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2015, with it “winning direct new business with larger customers, particularly in the public sector, and complementing this with earnings enhancing acquisitions”. It is all good stuff.

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2408 days ago

New share tip from Tom Winnifrith this afternoon at 3.15 PM

The average gain per share tip on the Nifty Fifty website run by Tom Winnifrith is now 23% on an offer to bid basis. The average holding period is one year. Okay that is only after two and a half years but given the dire performance of the AIM Index in that period it is not bad going is it? And Tom has a new tip out this afternoon, you can access it HERE

As it happens 23%

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2410 days ago

Avesco interims - bang on track, no its better! share tip going very well

International media services group, Avesco (AVS) has announced results for the six months ended 31st March 2015 and that “the full year results are again likely to exceed the board's prior expectations”

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2418 days ago

Amino - good statement but time to bank gains on a very good share tip

Amino Technologies (AMO) has updated investors that “the return to revenue growth, as announced at the time of the Amino's full year results in February 2015, has continued and for the half-year expects to report year-on-year growth in both revenue and profit before tax” and that it “expects the traditional second half seasonal weighting in revenues to continue and is confident that results for the full year ending 30 November 2015 will be in line with current market expectations.”

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2426 days ago

Prime People - very impressive results, another winning share tip

Prime People (PRP), the recruitment business specialising in the real estate & built environment, energy & environmental and insight & analytics sectors has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2015 and that “levels of activity are currently steady providing confidence for a good outcome for 2016”.

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2426 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - 29th May

In today's bearcast I can't help but look back as the Evil Empire's 2014 accounts come to light. Then I move on to a few other favourites Quindell ( vindicated), Coms (vindicated) and Sefton (vindicated). A hat-trick of wins on a day when I deposited cash in a Greek Bank. More on that later.

You can access the double share tip I am working on at 3.30 today for as little as £5 by signing up for immediate HotStockRockets access HERE

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2429 days ago

Amino Technologies, more good news from this Nifty Fifty winning share tip

Amino Technologies (AMO) has announced an initial €7.9 million, and up to €10.5 million, acquisition of Booxmedia Oy, a Finland-based Software-as-a-Service cloud TV platform provider, extending its IP entertainment delivery offering beyond its current connected-home focus.

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2437 days ago

1Spatial - already 62% up on this share tip but there is more to come

Spatial ‘big-data’ software and services company, 1Spatial (SPA) has announced results for its year ended 31st January 2015 and that, despite a current “crucial development phase”, it “is encouraged by the progress made during the start of the current financial year and looks forward to the future with confidence”. A chat with CEO Marcus Hanke left us confident that this is more than words. This has been a good share tip from us on our Nifty Fifty website but there is more to come. 

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2438 days ago

A mistake we made as share tipsters that cost our readers money: we confess ahead of new Tip Tuesday

As we prepare to publish a new hot share tip on Tuesday, here is a lesson on a mistake that Steve Moore and I made on the Nifty Fifty website we run. It cost our readers a few quid but we are unapologetic and would do exactly the same again. Let me tell you about Restore PLC.

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2446 days ago

GLI Finance - another acquisition ticks the right boxes - really a rather good share tip

Having updated at its end of April AGM that it continues to monitor opportunities to further develop its range of platforms, “but given the potential size of origination capability of our existing platforms, we are only pursuing significant opportunities that can add material and differentiated origination”, GLI Finance (GLIF) has announced a £1.25 million investment in Funding Options Ltd.

Funding Options uses proprietary technology to scan the alternative finance market to help UK SMEs access funding, with GLI’s investment in return for a 28.9% stake in the ordinary equity and £0.75 million of preference shares and seeing its Chief Executive, Geoff Miller, join the Funding Options' board.

This latest investment

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2456 days ago

Video of K3 Business Technology Presenting at UK Investor Show 2015

Steve Moore and I have been big fans of K3 (KBT) for a while on the Nifty Fifty and the share tip has done us proud. Our confidence was bolstered by this confident presentation at the UK Investor Show 2015.

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2463 days ago

Video of Net Dimensions Presentation at the UK Investor Show 2015

Steve Moore and I have followed NetDimensions (NETD) for a while although it is not a current share tip - we banked profits. Anyhow, here is a video of its presentation from the UK Investor Show 2015

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2464 days ago

Tom Winnifrith BearCast 22 April

I start this podcast with the awesome power of Malcolm Stacey to move markets as per his share tip today. All hail Comrade Stacey. Next up is a joke statement from joke company ValiRX, Eurasia Mining, Westminster Group, Coms and then another good kicking for poor Phorm.

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2464 days ago

Video: Geoff Miller of GLI Finance presents at UK Investor Show

Steve Moore and I have done well with our share tip on GLI Finance (GLIF) and we still see upside. Here is its CEO Geoff Miller - a diehard West Ham Supporter - presenting at the UK Investor Show to explain what might seem a hard story, in words clear enough for all to understand.

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2474 days ago

Adept Telecom - very pleasing trading update...but

Another winning share tip! AdEPT Telecom (ADT) has updated that profit for its year ended 31st March 2015 is expected to be in line with market consensus expectation, with cash flow ahead – enabling a more than 58% increase in total dividends for the year.

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2478 days ago

Tom Winnifrith’s Easter share tips (buy) No 3 – Stanley Gibbons

Yes I know that it has just had a profits warning and that the old adage is that warnings come in threes. But I do not expect that to be the case with Stanley Gibbons (SGI) and so it is my third share tip for Easter at 249p.

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2481 days ago

Tom Winnifrith’s Easter share tips (buy) No 2 – Vislink at 51p

My second share tip for Easter is a tech stock but not one of those that has zero revenues or uses the dreaded EBITDA metric to justify its lack of real profits. This is a real company making real profits. Tip two is Vislink (VLK) at 51p.

A couple of weeks ago it announced results for the 2014 calendar year and that its “markets continue to be challenging” but said that that its revenues were being buoyed by its expanding higher-margin software offering and more efficient integrated communication division under new leadership.

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2481 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Easter share tips (buys) No 1 – InterQuest at 100p

It has been a poor six months for shareholders in Interquest (ITQ). The stock zoomed to 130p as it put itself up for sale but no offers came in at the right price so the shares tanked to 88p. That was a big over-reaction as the company is going great guns. That is why Interquest at 100p is my first Easter share tip (buy).

Despite what I shall say 

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2481 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast Special - Disagreeing with today's Stacey share tip

Just a little podcast on the matter of Good Energy (GOOD) - Malcolm Stacey's share tip for today. I am not - as you know - a fan of all this Green shite and for that reason but also because the maths looks all wrong to me I explain on why I would pass on Comtrade Stacey's share tip earlier (HERE)

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2488 days ago

Tom Winnifrith BearCast Extra - explaining the difference between a ramp and a share tip

For the benefit of one reader in particular this podcast explains the difference between a share tip and a ramp, it explains pump and dump, it looks back to historic cases such as the City Slickers and explains why Bulletin Board Morons use the words differently to normal human beings.

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2489 days ago

GLI Finance - 2014 numbers more than ok - 5p dividend looks good

GLI Finance (GLIF) has been a good share tip for us and has just announced results for the 2014 calendar year and that “there is every sign that 2015 with be a breakthrough year for the company following the investments made during 2014”.

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2491 days ago

EMED Mining – enough is enough. We apologise. Sell.

This has been a bad share tip. The macro scene has been unhelpful but whichever management team has been in charge EMED Mining (EMED) has not prospered. The latest revelation prompts us to apologise sincerely but to advise selling at 3.25p. Enough is enough.

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2504 days ago

Tom Winnifrith bonus podcast - banking profits

We banked a big gain on a Nifty Fifty share tip earlier today. And in this podcast I look at all the issues of how you should deal with banking profits or indeed talking losses on shares you own.

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2505 days ago

Impellam - Results very much on track

Provider of managed services and specialist staffing primarily based in the UK and North America, Impellam Group (IPEL) has released its results statement for the 53 weeks ended 2nd January 2015. This has helped the shares surge to 662.5p, comparing favourably  to a 485p offer price at which this was a share tip on the Nifty Fifty in November 2014

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2509 days ago

Empresaria - pretty dam good results, we are almost 100% ahead on share tip - more to come

International specialist staffing group, Empresaria (EMR) has announced results for the 2014 calendar year and that “we see exciting opportunities for growth across our network, particularly from the investments made in 2014, and look forward to the year ahead with confidence”. We are heading for 100% up on this share tip but there’s more to come.

The results show an adjusted pre-tax profit of £6.1 million on net fee income 5% higher than in 2013, at £44.6 million (+11% in constant currency, revenue +2% in constant currency), generating earnings per share of 8.3p, up from 6.5p. With net debt reducing by £5.4 million to £9.8 million, a doubled dividend of 0.70p per share is proposed to be paid on 12th June to shareholders on the register on 22nd May.

The overall performance

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2518 days ago

Two new hot share tips out at 3.30 PM on the dot today

It is a double share tip day today with both new share tips appearing at 3.30 PM today.

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2547 days ago

Mattioli Woods - Interims leave us well ahead on this share tip

Specialist wealth management and employee benefits business, Mattioli Woods (MTW) has announced results for the six months ended 30th November 2014, that “current trading remains in line with the board's expectations” and that “we believe our blend of wealth management and employee benefits positions us well to secure further profitable growth going forward”

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2552 days ago

K3 - solid trading update, on track - 35% more share price upside on this tip

K3 Business Technology (KBT) has updated on trading in the first half of its year to 30th June “in line with management expectations, supported by an increase in sales of approximately 20% against the same period last year”

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2556 days ago

Universe Group a Penny Share tip at a 7.5p offer

Investment Case: September-announced interim results from Universe Group plc (UNG) saw the company report “delays in getting customer go-ahead for planned projects… (but) significant progress in establishing our refreshed product set in our chosen markets… We look forward to strong trading in the second half of the year”. The shares subsequently fell towards 5p having been 7.5p early in the year. However, there is clear evidence that trading momentum has indeed since been positive and with the shares still now available at a 7.5p offer price, they are a penny share buy.

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2559 days ago

Cineworld Strong Trading Update leaves us well ahead on this share tip

Cineworld Group (CINE) has announced that “we anticipate that group profitability for the year ended 1 January 2015 will be towards the top end of market consensus”. This follows its UK & Ireland business having continued to outperform the wider market and stronger box office growth elsewhere.

A 3.7% decline in UK & Ireland admissions was offset by a 4% increase in the average ticket price, whilst Central and Eastern Europe & Israel box office revenues were 2% higher.

Currently 

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2572 days ago

Tom Winnifrith’s tenth and final share tip of the year 2015 – Buy Fox Marble at 18.25p

This is the closest I am going to get to tipping a mining stock in a hurry – Fox Marble (FOX) might own mines but it is essentially a building materials stock. This should be a boring and dull business. To date it as not been.

Fox owns quarries which are largely in Kosovo, an area once in Serbia where with the complicity of the West the ethnic Serbs were ethnically cleansed by the Albanians. The latter have no historic claim on the area (it was never part of greater Albania) but when it came to the vilification of the Serbs we in the West did not really care about our oldest allies in the region. Rant over. The new regime does appear relatively honest so when a bent local official tried to seize a Fox asset soon after the IPO he was sent to prison and the asset quickly restored. None the less being in Kosovo has not been seen as a massive plus point by AIM casino investors.

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2572 days ago

Tom Winnifrith’s ninth share tip of the year – sell Volex

To lose one director in December is unfortunate but to lose two looks like carelessness but that is what Volex (VLX) managed, parting company with its FD after just 18 months in the job and with a well-respected NED – with immediate effect - on New Year’s eve. The truth is that this is just not a very good company - my pal Paul Scott put it more succinctly the other day in an enthusiastic daily Stockopedia report. At 70.5p, capitalised at £64 million it is a slam dunk sell.

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2572 days ago

Tom Winnifrith’s share tips of the year 2015, No 8 – sell Jiasen International at 42.5p

Anyone owning a Chinese based AIM stock is certifiably bonkers.  That is especially the case if it is based in Fujian Province, a small part of the PRC which has specialised in listing frauds on AIM, the Frankfurt Exchange, the TSX and NASDAQ.  The Fujian four on AIM are: Camkids (CAMK), Naibu (NBU), China Chaintek (CTEK) and Jiasen International (JSI) and for all four my ultimate target price is 0p. But I feature Jiasen today at 42.5p as a sell of the year.

The modus operandi of a Fujian fraud is simple.

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2575 days ago

Tom Winnifrith’s sixth share tip of the year 2015, buy Premaitha at a 19.5p offer

One of the reasons that capitalism works while the alternative is doomed to fail is that failing companies can reinvent themselves.

For years AIM casino listed Vialogy misled investors raising money time and time again to support the obscene salaries of an underperforming and overpaid board. I like to think that I played a part in exposing the poltroons responsible and in forcing change. The old guard are out and shareholders are now starting to get back their losses as a new management team takes the ship, now renamed Premaitha (NIPT) forward.

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2575 days ago

Tom Winnifrith’s Share Tips for 2015, No 5 – Sell Quindell, target 0p

Some of you may regard this as boring. There is after all, ALMOST, nothing written below that I have not written before. But I promised my top 5 shorts as part of my 10 tips of the year and Quindell (QPP) is my top short. Quite simply these shares are worthless. And so selling at 42p or whatever you can get is a sure fire 100% win. This is a “niller” at so many levels. Where do we start?

Like all frauds

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2575 days ago

Tom Winnifrith’s share tips for 2015 No 3 – Sell Globo at 39p

My general view on equities is mildly bearish as I explained in my macro calls piece HERE. As such I will be serving up 5 longs and five shorts as my tips of the year. The first long was HERE and the first short HERE. Now for Number 3, Globo (GBO), the sort of flim flam that will suffer badly in a bear market. 

I have been bearish on Globo (GBO) since the mid-seventies and so its shares have almost halved since I weighed in. at 39p the market cap is £132 million and for 2015 I would expect the shares to halve again, or worse.

Globo throws up a series of red flags for any investor but I will leave the most serious to last. But in no particular order other than leaving the best/worst to last here goes:

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2587 days ago

Empresaria - Acquisition, we are well ahead on this share tip more to come

International specialist staffing group Empresaria (EMR) has announced an initial £1 million, and up to £1.5 million, acquisition of 75% of Ball & Hoolahan Ltd, a UK-based recruiter serving the marketing industry.  Good news for all those who followed this impressive share tip.

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2592 days ago

Begbies Traynor, results, placing & acquisition

Begbies Traynor (BEG) has announced results for its half year ended 31st October 2014, an up to £8.5 million (initial £5 million) acquisition and a placing to raise £5.3 million.  This is not a great share tip so far but we remain buyers.

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2602 days ago

Amino - cracking Trading Statement ( a cracking share tip)

Technology enabling digital programming and interactivity over IP networks-focused Amino (AMO) has updated that“profit before tax for the year ended 30 November 2014 is expected to be above market expectations” on the back of a return to revenue growth in the second half.  Good news for those who followed our tip of just a few weeks ago – we are massively ahead already.

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2634 days ago

1Spatial – we are well ahead on the share tip but post interims more to come

Provider of software and services to manage spatial ‘big data’, 1Spatial plc (SPA) has announced results for the six months ended 31st July 2014 and that it “is encouraged by current trading and looks forward to the future with confidence”.

The results show a £1.01 million decrease in net cash to £9.83 million, though this after particularly £0.95 million of exceptional costs and £0.77 million of capitalised product development expenditure more than amortisation. Revenue of £10.14 million was 7% higher on an underlying like-for-like basis, with the company noting “significant global hires made to support and strengthen the group”.

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2638 days ago

Amino is already a winning share tip from Steve & I but there is still c40% upside

Young Steve Moore and I tipped Amino at an 82p offer on our Nifty Fifty website on October 15 2014 - the shares are now 95p to 96p. You see we can write BUY share tips and when we do we are good at it! But there is still upside. We reckon fair value for the shares is 133p and here’s why.

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2646 days ago

The market is plunging and we are about to do what?

Steve Moore and I are pretty proud of NOT having published a new share tip for several months on our pemium Nifty Fifty website  There are commercial pressures to write tips – folks do not renew if you see no tips! – but we could not have acted differently and felt good about ourselves. Instead we have advised the selling of a number of older tips some at a profit others not so and we hope our readers are now fairly heavily cash weighted as a result.

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2646 days ago

Restore – well ahead of my June share tip – far more to come

I tipped Restore (RST) at a 181p (offer) share price on June 10 this year. Its shares are now 228p but there is still plenty of upside.  My next hot tip – which I really like goes live at 3.30 PM today on my Nifty Fifty website. You can get immediate access HERE.  Now back to Restore.

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2677 days ago

Action Hotels Interims – Steady Build, this share tip WILL come good

Owner, developer and asset manager of branded economy and midscale hotels in the Middle East and Australia, Action Hotels (AHCG) has announced its results for the first half of the 2014 calendar year and that it is “in advanced discussions on a number of potential new hotel opportunities”

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2677 days ago

Reach4Entertainment Interims - buy at up to 6p

Reach4entertainment (R4E) has announced results for the first six months of the 2014 calendar year and that it is “confident that we will, at the very least, meet market expectations for the full year”. Good. We are well on track with this share tip but there is more to come.

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2677 days ago

Restore – 26% up on this share tip since June but more to come

We are 26% up on this share tip in less than three months but there is more to come. Restore (RST) has announced results for the first half of the 2014 calendar year and stated that “we remain confident of making further progress in the second half of the year and our full year expectations are unchanged”

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2691 days ago

Amara Mining: Great Drilling Results and the Loathsome Peter Hain MP buys shares

We are well ahead on our tip to buy shares in Amara Mining (AMA) We told Nifty Fifty readers to buy at a 15.75p offer – the stock is now 23.75-24p. But there was interesting news last week implying that there is more upside still.

First came news of further drilling results from its key Yaoure project in Côte d'Ivoire demonstrating strong continuity and high grade areas. With further intercepts including 31 metres at 4.2g/t gold, 10 metres at 6.1g/t and 4 metres at 25.2g/t, the company emphasised that “this further increases our confidence in the Yaoure deposit and underlines the potential for selective mining of the CMA zone”. 

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2693 days ago

Empresaria interims good - but more to come on this share tip

International specialist staffing group, Empresaria (EMR) has announced results for the first half of the 2014 calendar year and that “based on performance to date, we are confident that earnings for the full year will be in line with market expectations and look forward to delivering further growth”.  This has been a great share tip from me but what now?

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2717 days ago

Buy Prime People at a 95p offer

Investment Case: Noting that a large proportion of its cash looked surplus to what is needed in its ongoing business and for its current growth plans, Prime People plc (PRP) recently returned 15p per share (£1.82 million) to shareholders. This, together with an attractive ordinary dividend, shows a regard for shareholders that few other AIM-listed companies do. This is perhaps because the directors' interests are via their shareholdings to a rare extent aligned with other investors. We tipped this at a 90p offer a couple of weeks ago but at 95p to buy this is still a good share tip and here’s why.

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2725 days ago

Creston – 19% ahead on this share tip but far more to go for

Last week marketing communications group, Creston (CRE) announced that “current trading is in line with its expectations for the full year” (to 31stMarch 2015) – with, in the three months to 30th June 2014, like-for-like revenue 2% higher than in the corresponding 2013 period (overall revenue: +3%).  That helped the shares and we are now 19% ahead on this share tip but there is more to go for.

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2726 days ago

WINNER! Ariana – Already up on our 0.85p tip at 1.13p after one month – watch this and understand the real upside

Ariana Resources (AAU) was our ShareProphets share tip of the week at a 0.85p offer on 29th June - HERE. Today the shares are at 1.05-1.20 – not bad for a month. As we predicted it would the company now has full, non-dilutive, funding for its Red Rabbit gold project in Turkey – that was announced yesterday. To understand how far this share will go watch this video of CEO Kerim Sener in action at the UK Investor Show.

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2730 days ago

Hutchison China Meditech – I’m well ahead on this China share tip but more to come

Never buy Chinese stocks listed in London is a golden rule of mine. But I broke it last month tipping Hutchison China MediTech (HCM) at an 870p offer. They are now 960p bid after interims yesterday. So why break a golden rule and is there more to come for the shares?

My pal Mark Slater put me onto this one. He does his due diligence and the point about this company is that its largest shareholder is a sort of Chinese Buffett who realises value by spinning out businesses and keeping a majority stake. One fraud and his reputation is toast. It won’t happen.

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2731 days ago

K3 Business Technology – we are 45% up on or share tip but still upside

K3 Business Technology (KBT) yesterday announced a £0.61 million “strategic infill” acquisition of Retail Technology Ltd, a ‘Microsoft Dynamics’-based electronic point of sale provider to smaller retailers.  That is more good news for a share where we are already 45% ahead on our tip – there is more to come.

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2745 days ago

Symphony Environmental Trading Statement - we are not yet 100% up but soon will be!

Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM) has issued a trading statement updating we loyal followers that “revenues are expected to be approximately £3.3 million for the first half with administrative expenses significantly reduced following the cost reductions undertaken during 2013” and on various business progress made.  We are well ahead on this share tip but there is more to come…

The noted financial performance compares to revenues of £3.59 million and administrative expenses of £1.91 million for the first six months of 2013, when the company reported a small overall loss. So I guess that the company will book a profit. 

There 

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2748 days ago

Invest just £5 TODAY to get access to a scorching share tip, no make that FIVE tips on Tuesday

Let’s not mess about. You want a hot share tip on Tuesday? In fact how do you fancy five stock tips on Tuesday? For just £5. Or less. Read on…

So what are we planning? First up we will be publishing a hot new share tip.. This is a stock where there is going to be cracking newsflow over the next couple of months? A stock you can trade and which we expect to gain 50% or more during the summer? We believe that we have found that stock for you.

And we will publish that hot tip on Tuesday 15th July and

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2775 days ago

GLI Finance - Asset Transfer: Good News, from a winning share tip

AIM Listed GLI Finance (GLIF) has announced that it has transferred its remaining Collateralised Loan Obligation investments to Fair Oaks Income Fund following the latter’s completion of a fundraising and admission to trading on the LSE Specialist Fund Market. 

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2783 days ago

Max Property - Good News from St Katherine's Dock

With a 140,000 sq ft refurbishment at St Katharine Docks in London nearing completion, Max Property (MAX) has announced a pre-let of 75,780 sq ft of office accommodation on a 15 year lease to Clarksons Plc, the world's leading provider of integrated shipping services. More good news for this share tip from me.

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2798 days ago

Empresaria – we are 58% ahead on this share tip after AGM but more to come

International specialist staffing group, Empresaria (EMR) has updated at its AGM that it “has made a promising start to the year” and “remains on course to meet market expectations for the full year”. Jolly good. We are now 58% ahead on an offer to bid basis on this share tip but there is more to come.

The company reports “particularly good trading” in its two largest territories, the UK and Germany, and that investments made this year, in Dubai, Mexico City, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong “are progressing well”. It adds that “we continue to look for opportunities for both organic and external investments”.

The announcement has helped the shares nudge higher currently to 45p-47p – this comparing to a 28.5p offer price at which they were added to the Nifty Fifty Penny Share portfolio in January 2013 – 58% up in 16 months is no disgrace.

However, 

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2811 days ago

Cineworld Trading Update - Buy

This is a share tip we are modestly ahead on on the Nifty Fifty website but there is more to come. Cineworld Group (CINE) has updated us all that trading for the first 18 weeks of its year “has been in line with expectations” and that it “remains confident of delivering a performance for the year as a whole in line with current market expectations”.

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2813 days ago

Symphony Environmental – 37% ahead on this share tip: more to come!

Steve Moore and I tipped this stock at a 6.75p offer price in September on our Nifty Fifty website. The shares are now 9.25p to sell so on an offer to bid basis ( we don't need to fudge our stats) we are well ahead. But there is more to come. A good share tip will get better still! And we have another great share tip coming out on Monday HERE

Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM) told its AGM attendees the other day 

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2817 days ago

Gable: Sell – we bank a 78% gain on this share tip on the Nifty Fifty

Insurer Gable Holdings (GAH), which underwrites a range of specialist policies for the commercial sectors across the EU, has announced that it has received regulatory approval for land vehicles (other than rolling stock), goods in transit and motor vehicle liability underwriting in the UK market and “anticipates that it will commence new business in these classes during the final quarter of 2014”

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2855 days ago

GLI Finance - Prelims: share tip very much on track (look at the yield!)

GLI Finance (GLIF) has announced results from a calendar 2013 “year of significant change, as our company continues to develop its strategy of moving from investing only in loans originated by third parties towards origination of small and medium enterprises finance through the platforms in which we have an equity interest”

The company has reported a year-end net asset value of 49.99p per share (£70.11 million), up from 49.09p at the end of 2012.

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2856 days ago

Symphony Environmental - adequate prelims, bullish statement: buy

Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM) has announced a £778,000 pre-tax loss for the 2013 calendar year but believes that 2014 will show a strengthened performance and is confident in outlook. We are marginally up on this share tip but today the shares look very cheap.

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2862 days ago

Advanced Computer Software Contract Win - this is about forecasts, we are 34% up - more to come

We are 34% ahead in six months on this Nifty Fifty share tip but there is more to come. Advanced Computer Software Group (ASW) earlier announced that it has been awarded preferred supplier status by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. It is not this contract per se but what it says for forecasts that matters.

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2870 days ago

Empresaria - decent results: we are 77% ahead on this share tip but more to come

International specialist staffing group now operating in 19 countries, Empresaria (EMR) is a share tip that sees us 77% ahead on an offer to bid basis. But there is more to come.

The company yesterday announced an adjusted pre-tax profit of £5.4 million and 24% increase in adjusted earnings per share, to 6.2p, for 2013. The company added that “market conditions are improving in the UK and Continental Europe and whilst the Rest of the World is more challenging than in recent years, we continue to see good growth opportunities”.

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2899 days ago

Buy Max Property at a 157.5p offer Price

Steve Moore and I tipped this stock on our Nifty Fifty website last week at 155.75p to buy. We measure our performance on an offer to bid basis unlike most websites which hide their real achievements by using a mid to mid. After 14 months in operation the average Nifty Fifty tip is (with an average holding period of around seven months) ahead by 19.38% on an offer to bid basis (including dividends). For more information ahead of our next tip go here. Back to Max (MAX). It is still a buy at 157.5p – last week’s article read:

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2926 days ago

Leyshon Resources - The Time to Buy for the Manzoni X Factor is the 23rd as Leyshon Energy

Shares in AIM listed Leyshon Resources (LRL) perked up from 6.5p-6.75p at the end of last week to a 7.25p-7.5p yesterday on the back of the company’s announcement of General Meeting approval for its proposed demerger of its energy assets. Today the shares are down at 1.62p but panic not. There is more to come. Yes this is a share tip. Let me explain.

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2927 days ago

Cineworld - we are well ahead but more to come?

A Joint offering from myself & Steve Moore: Cineworld Group (CINE) has announced a proposed £503 million acquisition of the cinema operations of Cinema City International N.V. and an accompanying 8 for 25 Rights Issue at 230p per share to raise approximately £110 million.  On our Nifty Fifty website we are well up on this share tip but is there more to come?

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2937 days ago

2014 Tip of the year Number 1 – Interquest at a 92p offer

All three of my tips of the year are based on my macro assumptions which you can find HERE. In this case this is a play on UK GDP growth – I start with recruitment business Interquest (ITQ) at a 92p offer price.

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2937 days ago

2014 Tip of the year Number 2 – Advanced Computer Software at a 105p offer

All three of my tips of the year are based on my macro assumptions which you can find HERE. In this case this is a play on UK GDP growth plus the sexiness of tech – my second tip of the year 2014 is software business Advanced Computer Software (ASW) at a 105p offer price.

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2937 days ago

2014 Tip of the year Number 3 – Lombard Risk Management at a 13.5p offer

All three of my tips of the year are based on my macro assumptions which you can find HERE. In this case this is a play on the sexiness of tech & the long term (groan, groan) burgeoning of demand for companies to spend ever more on compliance– tip 3 is software business Lombard Risk Management (LRM) at a 13.5p offer price

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2950 days ago

10 writers, 10 days, 30 tips of the year 2014 – starts Sunday 22nd December (TODAY)

During the next ten days, starting today 22nd December, ten of the UK’s top investment writers will each be serving up their three tips of the year for 2014. We do not expect anyone to be bonkers enough to buy them all but we hope that you get some cracking ideas from among them.

Each day, starting today, one tip will be emailed out to readers of onefreesharetip.com and two will appear on shareprophets.com

We start with a chartist: Thierry Laduguie  but over the following days you can expect tips from folks including Clem Chambers, Tom Winnifrith ( me), Steve Moore and Robert Sutherland Smith. There should be something for everybody.

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2954 days ago

Electric Word – trading Update a Cue to buy

Electric Word (ELE) has updated on “good progress in 2013 in what has been a year of significant change, including at board level”. The company’s year to 30th November 2013 saw a new Chairman and Finance Director appointed, with it now updating that “trading is in line with the board's expectations, with profit growth in the Sport & Gaming division complemented by increased investment in Education”.

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2960 days ago

Fox Marble Trading statement - up on my share tip but still a buy

Fox Marble (FOX) has updated that “production levels are being achieved in line with expectations”, that it is“seeing repeat orders from early customers” and that “successful entry into the key USA market is gaining traction”but that its planned processing plant on its factory site “is likely now to be delayed, on current estimates by up to six months” (completion previously planned by April). 

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2977 days ago

Buy Interquest at a 92p offer price

Steve Moore and I tipped Interquest (ITQ) a couple of weeks ago at an 88p offer on our Nifty Fifty website. The offer is now 92p but the shares are still a buy. Here is what we wrote: 

Investment Case: The UK ‘economic recovery’ doesn’t look to have the firmest of foundations but with a general election now just 18 months away it is a safe bet that the government will do all they can to sugarcoat it at least until then. This is a likely positive for recruitment group InterQuest, with more than 90% of its business being in the UK. Together with recently implemented ‘self-help’ measures, the company’s prospects look positive and the rating - even after a positive year for the shares – is still likely undemanding. Therefore, at a current 92p offer price, the shares area buy.

 

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2980 days ago

Berkeley Mineral Resources – speculative buy at 2.13p

The maths look compelling (even heavily risk weighted), the newsflow should be sparkling according to my sources but this is mining: it is all about the delivery. Even so, Berkeley (BMR) is worth a flutter as a speculative buy share tip at 2.13p. I could see the stock hitting 3p in fairly quick order. But it is speculative.

At 2.13p the market capitalisation is £21.5 million. We have results looming and though the numbers will be irrelevant what I am told by good sources we will get is a clear indication of when operations in Kabwe in Zambia will be chucking off cash. The answer is soon. 

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2984 days ago

Buy 1Spatial at 8.125p (I am 100% up already on this tip) - target 12p by Christmas

AIM listed 1Spatial (SPA) has announced a contract extension which sees that “approximately $1 million will be payable to 1Spatial and recognisable during the financial year to 31 January 2014, and 31 January 2015”. The shares now trade at 8.125p meaning that Steve Moore and I are 100% up on  this tip on our Nifty Fifty site – there is more to come.

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2990 days ago

Buy Fox Marble at a 17.5p offer price

Why are you guys not tipping a raft of bombed out mining stocks? Well we are not sure that things have bottomed out quite yet. There is no rush to fill the gold portfolio on our Nifty Fifty site ( although – amazingly) we are only 1% down over a year on gold stocks. Fox Marble (FOX) is classified as a mining stock on AIM but I’d view it as a building materials sector play. 

It produces marble – the price of which is far more predictable than, say, gold.  It is not a cash cow yet but it will be pretty soon. It is run by a sensible and successful businessman Chris Gilbert who is modestly paid but has a big equity stake and the 2015 yield could well be close to 100%. I am not joking. The stock is a buy at an offer price of 17.5p with a two year target price of 60p.

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2997 days ago

Enables IT – Placing & Acquisition – buy at 40.5p target 60p

I tipped shares in AIM listed tech stock Enables IT (EIT) a few weeks ago at 37p on this website. Following a £2.5 million placing at 36p and a US acquisition announced yesterday the shares are now 40.5p. There is a lot further to go.

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3004 days ago

Buy Kryso Resources

Currently AIM-listed, Tajikistan-operating gold company Kryso Resources (KYS) looks to have taken a further step towards an intended Hong Kong listing having appointed a ‘sponsor’ for the move. So what does this mean for the shares? We tipped them at a 33p offer on our Nifty Fifty site – they are now 39.75p

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3012 days ago

Buy Amara Mining at 14p

Investment Case: Having made some less than flattering comments on what benefit shareholders in AIM and Canada-listed gold miner Amara Mining (AMA), the former Cluff Gold get from having Peter Hain MP on the board as a non-executive director, I sense the company’s Chairman John McGloin met up with me with some trepidation a couple of weeks ago.

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3015 days ago

Enables IT Trading Statement – Buy tip on track

I suggested buying a few shares in AIM listed Enables IT (EIT) at 37p eight days ago. After a trading statement the shares are now 42p but will go higher. And here’s why.

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3019 days ago

Paragon Diamonds Gets Lesotho License – bank gains?

I predicted 38 days ago that AIM listed Paragon Diamonds (PRG) would soon announce that it had a license to mine in Lesotho and suggested it might be worth buying a few at 4.875p. The shares are now 6.31p to sell so do you bank a 30% gain from my hot share tip?

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3036 days ago

Buy Advanced Computer Software at 86.25p – target 150p

Steve Moore and I first recommended this stock several years ago at 14p  when  we ran tips.com ( netting an average gain per tip of 45% during our 12 year tenure). The shares are still a buy at 86.25p

Steve & I will be publishing a new hot tech tip on our Nifty Fifty site this afternoon. For access to that tip click HERE

Investment Case: 

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3037 days ago

1Spatial Interims – We are more than 100% ahead: what now?

Steve Moore and myself do not claim to be perfect but we get it right more than we get it wrong and we tipped AIM listed 1Spatial (SPA) at an offer price of 4p ten months ago on our Nifty Fifty premium website. The stock is now 8.5p-8.75p so what next?

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3038 days ago

Gable Holdings - More Good News

Gable Holdings (GAH), the insurer underwriting a range of specialist policies for the commercial sectors in the UK, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Norway and Spain has announced a first product in the Netherlands and a strengthened financial team to “provide a strong senior accounting executive in this period of accelerated growth of the company”.  This has been a good share tip from me on my Nifty Fifty site, but what now?

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3046 days ago

Stanley Gibbons bids for Noble Investments – a double win for my readers

Noble Investments (NBL) has announced that it has received an approach from Stanley Gibbons (SGI) of a possible takeover of 255p per Noble share (circa £42 million) – comprising 192.5p per share in cash and 62.5p in new Stanley Gibbons shares – which, if made, it has indicated it is likely to unanimously recommend to shareholders. Since I have tipped BOTH stocks on my Nifty Fifty website I am celebrating, but what now?

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3047 days ago

Buy Symphony Environmental at 7.25p

I tipped AIM listed Symphony Environmental (SYM) on my Nifty Fifty website last week at a 6.75p offer price. The shares are now 6.75p-7.25p so we are all square. But even at a 7.25p offer, valuing Symphony at c£9 million) the stock is cheap. I met up with the CEO Michael Laurier

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3078 days ago

New tip on my Nifty Fifty within 24 Hours and the old t1ps team 100% reunited as one at RMPC

While thousands ( sometimes tens of thousands ) of folks read my scribblings here and on shareprophets.com a far more select audience read what is on my premium site, the Nifty Fifty, which I produce with Steve Moore and Lucian Miers. My best ideas go there first. It is expensive but you pay for getting the best ideas first.

In our heyday at t1ps Steve Moore and I had a great track record. Over 11 years and c 240 tips our average gain was c 42.5%. Of course t1ps is now written by a couple of fellows who were still at primary school when the sire was launched. They claim the record of Steve, myself (and Robert Sutherland Smith) as their own in marketing material but it is OUR record. I can assure you that we never outsourced to primary schools.

Robert Sutherland Smith has been writing with me here and at www.shareprophets.com for a couple of months now and the news this week is that he will also be leaving t1ps for good at the end of September

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3084 days ago

Reach 4 Entertainment – The Big Negative Removed

We knew a three weeks ago that AIM listed  Reach4Entertainment (R4E) was trading in line and was making further progress at tackling central costs by parting company with grossly overpaid FD Shirley Stapleton. I called the stock a recovery play at 3.75p then but with one caveat. That caveat has now gone and the stock at 4.75p is a clear buy as a share tip.

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3095 days ago

Share tip: Buy GLI Finance at 51.5p

AIM listed GLI Finance (GLIF) -  formerly Greenwich Loan Income Fund -  has updated investors on its second quarter of 2013. The share price just does not discount the good news.

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3138 days ago

Northern Petroleum - boardroom changes CAN matter

AIM-listed oil and gas company Northern Petroleum (NOP) has announced the departure of director Maurice Eaton who joined the company in 2007 and became Director of Operations in June 2011. The company added “Maurice’s departure is the first of a series of changes to board roles and executive responsibilities including the roles of Chairman and Managing Director planned during 2013”.

Although very long-term shareholders may still be in an ok position here – I initially recommended these shares as a hot tip at the equivalent of 13.75p in December 2001 – the performance in more recent years has been undoubtedly disappointing – the shares down from more than 160p in October 2009 and more than 100p as recently as May 2011 to a current 36p.

But the last sentence of this release is fascinating. Chairman Richard Latham has been a member of the company’s board since 1995 and was appointed Non-Executive Chairman in 1999, whilst Managing Director Derek Musgrove

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3147 days ago

Goldplat - Profits Warning: Buy for Income

On Monday, Goldplat (GDP), the AIM-listed African gold producer, rather disappointingly warned that “EBITDA for FY2013 is likely to be materially lower than market expectations”. I am disappointed because I had tipped the stock at a higher level. But how many gold companies issue an alert and still seem set to maintain a bumper dividend? Not a lot. And that is why this is a buying opportunity for both income seekers and those wanting gold exposure.

Although the company notes

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3156 days ago

NetDimensions 5 year plan not convincing - sell

Following its recent $6 million placing at 38p AIM listed NetDimensions (NETD) has announced a detailed five year plan. The company is nothing if not ambitious and says that it aims to be a leading provider of talent and related compliance management solutions for highly regulated industries. The company now sits on $11 million of cash and so how does it plan to utilise it, given that it operates in a market worth $4.8 billion and which will grow at 21.3% this year. 

I follow this with interest as it was a share tip a few months ago on my Nifty Fifty site at a 43p offer price – you can find out more about the Nifty Fifty service here.



The shares are now 49-51p.

 

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3158 days ago

Avanti Communications something not quite right - sell

I first recommended shares in AIM Listed Avanti Communications (AVN) back at 116p years ago. I was still bullish all the way up to c800p when it launched its first HYLAS satellite since when the shares have headed only one way. They now trade at 279p .I apologise for not selling a long time ago on this share tip.


The bull case remains that if the company can fill capacity as planned on its two satellites in space and a third set to launch in a couple of years it will be chucking off cash like there is no tomorrow and as such one can attribute a valuation of £15 or whatever to the shares.


The bear case is

 

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3158 days ago

Norseman Gold - Not Over Yet

Having been booted off the AIM Cesspit, Norseman Gold is still suspended on the ASX. However an operational update published before the Bank Holiday in Oz gives a glimmer of hope that all may not be entirely lost. But with Norseman, one of my worst share tips ever for which I apologise once again, we have come to expect the worst.

 

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3162 days ago

1Spatial shares to double after transformational deal

AIM listed 1Spatial (SPA) is turning into rather a good share tip in my Nifty Fifty Recovery portfolio. It joined in November at a 4p offer price. The shares are now 7.625p after an £18 million placing at 6p with a blue-chip raft of institutions and news of a very exciting acquisition. This is a game changer.

Let’s start with the placing. It was not done at a huge discount. Indeed the stock was at 6p when the roadshow started. And there are no spivvy discount brokerages on board. Merely spivvy blue chip institutions. So yes they will flip but not at 8p. At 12p they will get tempted.

1Spatial also announced that it has signed up as its new non exec deputy chairman David Richards the founder of AIM poster boy tech play WANDisco (WAND). That is a PR coup.

Now to the deal.

 

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3163 days ago

New share tip: Silverdell - it's time to buy

Having added shares in specialist environmental support services group, Silverdell (SID) to the Recovery portfolio of my Nifty Fifty website at a 17p offer price in January I clearly do not look entirely Buffetesque with the shares now trading at a 14p mid. They took a bit of a beating yesterday so is anything wrong?

The company announced a trading statement on 12th April. Its results are on 5th June. It thus cannot comment on financials but if something had gone wrong it would have had to say so. It has not. The only news (yesterday) is the appointment on a Non Exec – John Matthews. He seems like a solid if dull fellow. No problems there.

 

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3188 days ago

Share tip: Buy Entertainment One

I tipped this stock at 175p to buy the other day on my Nifty Fifty premium web site but now at 184p in the middle it is still cheap – target price at least 250p. My pal Mark Slater owns this one in his funds and he explained the merits of in his presentation at the UK Investor Show on April 13th. In case you missed his talk, the slides and a video of it can be found here. The stock in question is Entertainment One (ETO)

The shares traded at more than 200p into 2012

 

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3218 days ago

Interquest – Time to bank profits and sell

My July 2006 share tip on t1ps.com (the site I founded in 2000 and edited until last September) of shares in AIM listed specialist IT recruitment group, InterQuest (LSE:ITQ) is not one which has covered me in glory. Having tipped the shares at 67.5p, they traded above 80p until economic conditions darkened in the second quarter of 2008. A low of 30.5p was hit in February 2009 and the shares again traded at sub 35p in August of last year.

But to be fair to me I did suggest an aggressive average down at 45.5p

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3219 days ago

Guest Post Sam Bottell: Antofagasta still a sell

I spent two years working along Sam Bottell as he worked with minesite.com and oilbarrel.com and he is a good, honest and clever chap. Now that he is starting his career freelance writing as well as an organiser of the UKInvestor Show I have no hesitation in helping him along via this blog as a guest contributor. As such I bring to your attention a share sell tip on FTSE 100 listed copper giant  Antofagasta. Sam writes...

I have been bearish about Antofagasta (ANTO) twice on these pages, twice suggesting that the shares were overvalued.  The publication of calendar 2012 results on March 12th improves the story a little but not dramatically.  The shares have fallen sharply since my original bear calls and as such some might speculate that the copper giant offers bottom fishing appeal at £10.29, valuing the FTSE 100 mining giant at £10.144 billion.

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3219 days ago

S&U Full Year Numbers – look at the dividend flows

Shares in fully-listed S&U plc (LSE:SUS), the niche home credit and motor finance provider in the UK was a stock that I tipped on my Nifty Fifty service at an offer price of 839.5p in November. Following the publication of results the other day they now trade at 975p-1020p. The spread is wide enough to drive one of mad Ken Livingstone’s bendy buses through but sometimes you just have to bite the bullet. But at this price? Look at the dividends.

The chairman of S&U is Anthony Coombs a former Tory MP who is far too much of a real Conservative to have much to do with Call Me Dave’s hapless Government. And thus Coombs starts his comment on S&U’s results with the observation that

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3220 days ago

Silverdell – pure gold or fool’s gold?

Shares in specialist AIM listed environmental support services company Silverdell (LSE:SID) have fallen back since reaching above 20p in late February to a current 16.875p. These were shares I first recommended as a share tip at 12.75p last year so I am ahead but is the share price slide telling us something?

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3221 days ago

Guest share tip: Sam Bottell buy Premier Oil

I spent two years working along Sam Bottell as he worked with minesite.com and oilbarrel.com and he is a good, honest and clever chap. Now that he is starting his career freelance writing as well as an organiser of the UKInvestor Show I have no hesitation in helping him along via this blog as a guest contributor. As such I bring to your attention a share tip on FTSE 250 listed Premier Oil. Sam writes...

The calendar 2012 results for Premier Oil (PMO) came out on March 21 and following a detailed trading update in January there were no great surprises.  The shares have moved along steadily since mid-January when I noted their attractions HERE at 367p and now trade at 393p, valuing this FTSE 250 listed oil producer at £2.08 billion.

2012 was a good year but should have been better.  The key for Premier is that it has built in growth which is fully funded moving forward.

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3222 days ago

Shanta – time to call it quits?

Shares in AIM listed Tanzania gold miner Shanta Gold (LSE:SHG) have not covered me in glory. It has not been a disastrous share tip but it would be a lie to say that the stock has flown. I did have hopes of lift off as the shares reached 24p in January but today they sit at 18.375p, a stock becalmed in a sector unloved. Does that mean that it is time to call it quits?

Steve Moore and I first recommended these shares at 21.5p in July 2011 back in our days on t1ps.com and the journey since has been far from smooth. My first post tips analysis was still a bullish one and much of what I said then still stands today – you can see that analysis here.

Admittedly

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3225 days ago

Cupid I was wrong: sell/go short

This article on Cupid was emailed out to users of onefreesharetip.com about an hour ago since when shares in Cupid have fallen by 11p to 101p. I do not normally reprint onefreesharetip.com articles. If you want them sign up to the service and be ahead of the curve. But in response to a few requests I reprint this one. This is a one-off. If you want ideas ( short and long) from a panel of 20 odd share tipsters, bloggers and analysts REGISTER HERE

The article reads:

My colleague Adnan Siddique wrote the other day here that online dating agency Cupid (LSE: CUP) was a binary bet. It was either going to double or crater. I agreed with that analysis and like him thought it was right to buy. We would both now stick with the binary bet call but would both advise selling and – in fact – would open a short position. The current short is, BTW, not 27% but perhaps 6% of the issued share capital. I think that number will get much larger pretty soon. This is not a stock to hold. I got it wrong but having read some fresh material last night am making a 100% volte face on this. What you have lost on the bull track you should aim to recoup on the bear tack by going short.

The bull case for Cupid (me getting it wrong) is presented HERE

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3228 days ago

Buy Cairn Energy - look at the asset backing

Cairn Energy (CNE) served up calendar 2012 results today and as oil and gas companies go this has to be the easiest stock going to analyse - it looks a nil brainer if dull share tip. What I refer to is the clear tangible net asset backing. At 279.4p the market capitalisation is £1.693 billion but have a look at the asset backing.

The 2012 numbers are pretty irrelevant. The highlight of the year was a return of $3.5 billion to shareholders following Cairn’s sell down of its stake in Cairn India, which is listed in India. For what it is worth the profit after tax was $73 million. This is all a far cry from my days as a graduate trainee oil analyst in the early nineties when the company’s house broker, for whom I then worked, put out a note on Cairn at 7p headlined “not bust yet.”

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3229 days ago

Buy Soco International at 399p

FTSE 250 listed oil Production Company Soco (SIA) operates in some pretty exotic locations – its production is in Vietnam and its exploration assets are in the sort of African hell holes you’d send your mother-in-law on holiday to. But the financial footing of the company is rock solid as calendar 2012 results published on 11th march make clear. Among the mid-cap oil explorers this shines out by dint of its cash backing and cash generation. This is not something discounted in a 399p share price and the shares should be bought as part of a balanced portfolio of oil producers. This is a safety first share tip but it is interesting.

Net income in 2012 came in a shade below forecast at $207 million – but that still represented a 34% increase on 2011. But cash is what I am looking at here and cashflow from operations was ahead of forecast at $335 million leaving year end cash at $259 million.

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3230 days ago

Guest Share tip: Robert Sutherland Smith buy J Sainsbury for yield

Robert Sutherland Smith is again proving that he is still alive with another guest post. Robert started his City career the year before I was born and is, I think, 157 years old. Fear not. He is very much alive and kicking. He and I have worked together for almost eight years at t1ps.com . He is my friend and he is a very funny and intelligent chap. He is now branching out to celebrate his 158th by doing some freelance writing over at TradingResearchPoint on FTSE 350 Income stocks. Robert is a speaker at the UKInvestor Show on April 13th. He is a great one for focussing on yield. RSS today looks at J Sainsbury. RSS writes:

In the chemical filing cabinet that serves that as my memory, I had evidently misfiled Sainsbury under the heading ‘no dividend interest’; presumably nudged by another memorized observation that Sainsbury has been handsomely outperforming William Morrison and Tesco – which I have also recently reviewed as a dividend paying candidate. The truth is of course that Sainsbury is notably well qualified to serve as an above average dividend yielder. So I have looked at the situation to see what Lord Sainsbury’s store has to offer by way of useful dividend income.

The Lord Sainsbury thing is a little joke of mine which I like to share with the bemused staff at my local Sainsbury when I send my personal regards through them to Lord Sainsbury.

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3231 days ago

Why UK house prices must crash

This went out on onefreesharetip.com a few weeks ago but perhaps meriots a wider audience I stand by my view expressed here:

It is part of the British DNA that we believe that house prices must always go up.  That is not the case. Be warned. Falls of 30% or more are inevitable within the next few years.

Of course inflation (the erosion of the purchasing power of the pound) has made house prices a one way bet since the early 1970s. I will not bother serving up a chart just imagine climbing a ski slope. But this is an inflation given gain. It simply reflects, to misquote Harold Wilson that the pound in your pocket is worth far less than it was.  You might note that in 1971 you could buy an ounce of gold for £14. Today that will cost you more than £1000.  The destruction in the purchasing power of Sterling during the past 42 years has meant that all physical assets look, in headline terms, like smart bets, housing included. You cannot live in a bar of gold but it has actually been a better bet than UK house prices. So as it happens has been am 1870 Wisden cricket annual, but again you cannot live in it.

House prices have not, as anyone who bought in 1987 will remember, moved in a straight line. There are periods when they fall sharply.  That happens because a) they get overheated and b) because there is one of two external shocks: either a sharp rise in unemployment or a sharp rise in interest rates and either of those two triggers mean that large numbers of people with mortgages cannot pay, default and become forced sellers.

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3231 days ago

Norseman Gold – Another milestone reached: getting there

Another week and another milestone has been reached for Norseman Gold (LSE:NGL). We are not yet at the point where we can say that the shares will return to AIM but we are getting closer. Let me explain.

As you may well remember Norseman – one of my moist disastrous share tips in a 25 year career – announced last autumn that it was putting its operating subsidiary into the hands of the administrator. This was not the same as the parent company going into administration as I explained in detail to those who assumed this was a write-off HERE

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3237 days ago

Cupid: Great Results and Massive Director Buy yet shares tank – what’s up (or down?)

Shares in Cupid (LSE:CUP), the AIM-listed online dating business have tanked since some unhelpful media coverage in January. But calendar 2012 results last week should have silenced the critics. They did not. Neither did the CEO splashing out c£1 million to buy 865,000 shares at 114p. This is bizarre. What is going on?

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3237 days ago

Weekly Video Postcard Number 30

I think the sound and light both worked fine. The end of a long week and a lot to say in this 15 minute video.
 
On the agenda
 
1.       Sefton Resources (brief, fear not)
 
2.       Nigel Wray
 
3.       Domino’s Pizza
 
4.       Stock valuations – notably the FTSE 250
 
5.       The inevitability of a house price crash
 
6.       The next tip on the Nifty Fifty (see here)
 

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3239 days ago

Minera IRL - is it worth hanging on for the bounce?

Shares in AIM, Canada and Peru listed Minera IRL (LSE:MIRL) commenced 2013 at more than 50p but currently trade down at 43p – capitalising this Latin America focused gold miner at just below £75 million. This has not been one of my greatest tip from my t1ps.com days (I tipped it at 69p) so what to do now.

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3243 days ago

Impellam 962.5 per cent ahead on my share tip ( plus dividends) – is it time to bank gains?

Impellam Group (LSE: IPEL), an AIM-listed staffing and outsourced support services provider in the UK and North America, with smaller operations in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and mainland Europe is a big success from my time at t1ps – Steve Moore and I tipped it at 40p in September 2009. I published a note saying that the stock was still a buy at 315p in December of last year. After results for the company’s year ended 28th December 2012, released last week, the shares now trade at 425p. You see, Steve and I do get the odd tip right and we will be serving up another hot prospect on our new Nifty Fifty website later this week.

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3246 days ago

Leyshon Resources: New Meeting with MD Paul Atherley

I met up with Paul Atherley, the CEO of AIM listed Leyshon Resources (LSE: LRL) for a brief chat on Wednesday. It came on the heels of a trading statement the other day and a few points came out of that chat.

Leyshon is a rare beast on AIM in that it lays out its plans, stocks to them and delivers. Well it has done so to date. And it has been a cracking share tip for me on my Nifty Fifty website.

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3247 days ago

Medusa Mining Buy at 300p – target 400p

London and Australia-listed, Philippines-focused gold producer Medusa Mining (LSE: MML) is a top multi-bagging share tip from my past life at t1ps and I commented that I again thought the shares were cheap in an article last month. Following recent interim results, the following is my current take…

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3250 days ago

Buy Britvic at 425p - target 519p

It has been an eventful month for FTSE 250 listed Britvic (BVIC) the producer of soft and fizzy drinks. On the upside the company served up a pretty decent trading statement on the 13th February. On the downside, a day later, its proposed takeover of AG Barr was derailed by a reference to the Competition Commission. Amid all the drama and excitement around St Valentine’s day there sits at the centre a solid growth story which is undervalued by the market. There is a decent capital gain to be enjoyed here for the patient investor with the added attraction of a 4.2% yield. This looks a safe enough share tip.

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3250 days ago

Guest Share tip: Sam Bottell buy Heritage Oil & Gas

I spent two years working along Sam Bottell as he worked with minesite.com and oilbarrel.com and he is a good, honest and clever chap. Now that he is starting his career freelance writing as well as an organiser of the UKInvestor Show I have no hesitation in helping him along via this blog as a guest contributor. As such I bring to your attention a share tip on Heritage Oil & Gas which I am minded to say is correct in its conclusion. Sam writes…

The founder of FTSE 250 Listed Heritage Oil (HOIL) is a colourful gent but the way that he has grown Heritage from scratch is exemplary. The recent final disposal of the company’s last stake in its Kurdish assets meant that since its inception this company has now realised $2 billion from disposals since its inception and that cash has been reinvested to create an attractive asset base which is not recognised in the current share price. In a sector with few quality players this is a stand out buy.

The company now sits on free cash of c$172 million. It has another $405 million set aside should it lose a tax dispute case in Uganda and it says that its legal opinion is that it will win. Either way it is not short of cash. The company has some producing assets in Russia and exploration potential in Libya, Malta and Tanzania. This has potential but is not the key value driver. That is block OML 30 in Nigeria where the company has an effective 31.5% stake; this aea is a vast block where production is already substantial but will grow at an incredibly rate in the years up to 2020.

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3255 days ago

Guest share tip: Steve Moore on The Innovation Group

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you a share tip he has published on tech stock The Innovation Group, a company I know absolutely nothing about. Steve writes…

The Innovation Group (TIG), a fully-listed, global provider of business process outsourcing and software solutions for accident management, repair and estimation and claims management, has updated that it “is confident that the group’s performance is on track to meet its expectations for the current financial year”. Shares in the company, whose clients include the likes of Aviva, AXA, RSA, Ford, Toyota and Zurich, have risen from 3.45p end 2008 and 18.25p 2012 lows to a current 24.75p – capitalising the group at now more than £241 million. The following reviews a 15th February 2013 trading update and the value these shares now offer…

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3261 days ago

Guest Post: Sam Bottell - Pan African is a buy

I spent two years working along Sam Bottell as he worked with minesite.com and oilbarrel.com and he is a good, honest and clever chap. Now that he is starting his career freelance writing as well as an organiser of the UKInvestor Show I have no hesitation in helping him along via this blog as a guest contributor. As such I bring to your attention a share tip from TradingResearch Point on Pan African Resources. For what it is worth I agree with his conclusion!

South African gold miner Pan African Resources (PAF) has reported its results for the six months to 31 December 2012 and they are somewhat disappointing but do not affect the strong long term buy case. The shares have dipped to 18.75p on the numbers which makes for an attractive entry point.

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3262 days ago

London Capital – Saved by Bid Approaches ( flushed out by insider dealing): sell

London Capital (LSE:LCG) was not one of my more inspired share tip ideas of the Autumn. I rated them as a speculative buy on October 23rd at 52p. The company rewarded my faith and hot share tip with yet another profits warning pre Christmas. Worryingly net cash at the year-end was down to £20 million. Given that much of that is tied up as regulatory capital I can only contemplate what the actual free cash position is and despite cutting its costs, depressed market conditions mean that it is still losing money

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3262 days ago

Densitron Profits warning – Not good

Densitron Technologies (DSN), the AIM-listed electronic displays company has served up a rather nasty profits warning, leaving the shares trading at 7.625p valuing the company at just £5.3 million. I recommended this stock on t1ps.com, the site I founded and edited for 12 years until this September delivering an average gain of 42.7% over 241 share tips before leaving to set up The Nifty Fifty. The t1ps share tip was at 11.75p in December 2010 since when 6p has been paid out in dividends (including one special 5p payment) so as disasters go this was no total disaster. But the speed of the backtrack at Densitron is not pleasing.

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3263 days ago

ILX - Acquisition

In December I upgraded my stance on AIM-listed provider of e-learning software and business training ILX Group (LSE: ILX) to ‘speculative buy’ on the back of the moves being made by new executive chairman/interim CEO Wayne Bos. These continued yesterday with the announcement of a partnership with, and option to acquire, CareShield Ltd, described as “the UK’s leading provider of online learning specific to the health and social care sector”. The following updates my view on that share tip here…

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3263 days ago

Guest post: Zak Mir says EMED to jump from 13p to 20p

Of course all charting/ technical analysis is hogwash but now and again I humour my old pal Zak Mir by bringing you a snippet of his work. On EMED my target price is 38p but Zak seems to think the shares should race ahead to 20p. That would be a start. Here is his share tip – not from t1ps.com natch.

As can be seen from the daily chart of EMED Mining over the past couple of years, we have been treated very rough ride terms of the noisy price action. But the most painful part of the journey could be described as that seen this time last year when the stock jumped from below 8p up to 16p and then back again. It could be argued that for Bulls of the stock to have survived that kind of experience, really would underline their loyalty / blind faith as far as the company is concerned. At least on the back of the early 2012 white knuckle ride it is evident how since May last year despite all the volatility, a rising trendline has been put in place by the shares one that currently runs level with the key 200 day moving average at 10p.

Indeed, the most obvious thing to do is to draw a parallel trendline to this multi-tested 2011′s support line in order to discover what the likely upside here could be – a likely 2 to 3 month price target at 20p for the stock. Indeed, it may be achieved even sooner than this suggested timeframe as yesterday’s 13p low at former post-July resistance remains in place as the fresh support for the stock.

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3264 days ago

Blinkx Cracking Trading Statement - is it time to bank gains?

When a company issues an RNS headlined “Trading Statement” there is always a heart in moth moment as you open it up – is this a profits warning? No such concerns today with Blinkx (BLNX) which has announced that after an exceptional first half, trading in the third quarter remains strong and hence it will beat full year forecasts. The shares have raced ahead by 26% to 86.25p but are they now more than up with events? Is it time to bank gains?

The statement is brief but reads:

“In November 2012, blinkx announced that it had an exceptional first half, driven by the early integration of recent acquisitions and the effects of the US elections and London Olympics. Today, blinkx is pleased to report that trading in the third quarter continued to be strong. Therefore, the company expects to be ahead of targets, with revenue for the full year in the range of $180M to $185M.

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3266 days ago

Guest Post: Sam Bottell on Aquarius Platinum

I spent two years working along Sam Bottell as he worked with minesite.com and oilbarrel.com and he is a good, honest and clever chap. Now that he is starting his career freelance writing as well as an organiser of the UKInvestor Show I have no hesitation in helping him along via this blog as a guest contributor. As such I bring to your attention a share tip from TradingResearch Point on Aquarius Platinum I agree with his conclusion.

It is no surprise that results from Aquarius Platinum (AQP) for the six months to 31st December were poor. That was well flagged. The shares actually moved ahead on the numbers and that is down to the statement which contained a number of gems which indicate that the shares are materially undervalued.

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3267 days ago

WANdisco Product Launch – Use Euphoria to Top Slice

Shares in AIM listed big data provider WANdisco (WAND) have raced ahead by 62.5p today on the back of a new product launch. For those who followed my advice to have a nibble at 493p on the bacvk of the hot January 6th share tip the reward is pretty clear. That WANdisco is making progress is without doubt but are we all getting a bit ahead of ourselves?

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3267 days ago

Guest Post: Steve Moore on S&U

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com ever since he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty websital but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you a piece he published on S&U (provider of credit to council house dwelers) today. The Nifty Fifty editorial team feel pretty good about this share tip so far. Steve writes…

Shares in fully-listed S&U plc (SUS) were added to the Income portfolio of the Nifty Fifty offering at an 839.5p offer price in November. Following a positive year-end trading statement today, they currently trade up at 960p, capitalising this home credit and motor finance provider throughout England, Wales and Scotland at approaching £113 million. The following reviews today’s announcement and asks whether there remains value here…

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3276 days ago

Highland Gold Full Year Trading Statement: Buy at 114.5p target 200p

AIM-listed, Russia producing gold miner Highland Gold (HGM) has published a calendar 2012 trading update which reads very well. There was an 18% increase in group wide production to a record 216,885 ounces of gold and gold equivalents, exceeding guidance estimates of 200,000-215,000 ounces. The shares have ticked up to 114.5p on the news capitalising the company at £372.5 million. I wrote a buy share tip, at 91p, shortly before Christmas so I am already partially vindicated. But this re-rating has a lot further to go.

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3282 days ago

Guest Post: Sam Bottell - Buy African Barrick Gold

I spent two years working along Sam Bottell as he worked with minesite.com and oilbarrel.com and he is a good, honest and clever chap. Now that he is starting his career freelance writing as well as an organiser of the UKInvestor Show I have no hesitation in helping him along via this blog as a guest contributor. As such I bring to your attention a share tip from TradingResearch Point on African Barrick Gold.

African Barrick Gold (ABG) has in the past week updated investors with full year and fourth quarter production numbers – perhaps as critically it has secured a $142 million loan package in order to dramatically increase output from its Bulyanhulu mine which should drive its organic growth. The 2012 numbers were not that impressive and with investors already spooked by the collapse of a takeover approach from China National GoldCorporation the shares have retreated to 355p at a time when most gold mid caps have moved ahead sharply. I believe the market has over-reacted.

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3285 days ago

Guest Post Sam Bottell: Buy Xcite Energy at 102p – Target 181p

I spent two years working along Sam Bottell as he worked with minesite.com and oilbarrel.com and he is a good, honest and clever chap. Now that he is starting his career freelance writing as well as an organiser of the UKInvestor Show I have no hesitation in helping him along via this blog as a guest contributor. As such I bring to your attention a share tip from TradingResearch Point on Bulletin Board darling Xcite Energy.

AIM oil explorer Xcite Energy (XEL) is a darling of the Bulletin Boards which is normally a good reason not to buy the shares. Indeed the shares have fallen from 395p in January 2011 to 103.25p today (they were 67.5p five months ago) and whilst this is not for the feint hearted, there is a string fundamental case for this £299 million capitalised company. I believe that the shares are worth 181p and are a buy.

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3285 days ago

Cupid: The scale of the buyback now becoming clear: New Forecasts and Upgrade

Online dating services group Cupid authorised a share buyback programme at its EGM on 19th December. The scale of the programme planned (and which was set to, and did, start on 7th January) was never made clear but it is now clear that it is surprisingly large. It will continue right the way through to results in March and effectively underpins the share price which remains hugely undervalued anyway. That is why the shares should be bought now as I shall explain below – I have increased my 2013 forecasts, formally introduced 2014 numbers and discuss two new target price scenarios accordingly.

As it happens I made this a share tip here at 166p the day before that EGM and so with the shares at 195p I am already looking pretty smart.

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3287 days ago

Guest Post Sam Bottell: Kentz Trading statement, buy tip vindicated

I spent two years working along Sam Bottell as he worked with minesite.com and oilbarrel.com and he is a good, honest and clever chap. Now that he is starting his career freelance writing as well as an organiser of the UKInvestor Show I have no hesitation in helping him along via this blog as a guest contributor. As such I bring to your attention a share tip from TradingResearch Point on Kentz where Sam has already been correct and is now doubling up.

It is always something of a risk recommending a share ahead of a trading statement. I took that risk with Kentz Corporation (KENZ) on January 6th and a trading statement today vindicated that call: earnings are in line with what I expected, the order backlog better than expected as was the net cash position. The last time I commented the shares were 381p – they closed today at 424p, valuing the company at £498 million.

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3287 days ago

Telecom Plus: I was wrong to bank gains: Buy

Telecom Plus (TEP), now a FTSE-250 constituent, is a very successful past share tip from myself. I recommended the shares at a share price of 187.25p in January 2008 on t1ps.com, the site I founded in 2000 and ran until September when I left and set up the Nifty Fifty website. Prematurely, I banked gains at 691p in July 2011. The shares dipped below 600p that August but have since risen again, to currently trade at 975.5p, capitalising the company at more than £687 million. The following details my current view…

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3288 days ago

WANdisco Trading Statement: Good News continues but 2014 PE now 120

On 15th January AIM listed super IPO of 2012 WANdisco (LSE:WAND) served up what was a very upbeat and impressive trading statement prompting modest upgrades from its paid for research lackeys at Edison and GE&CR and sending the shares soaring ahead to a 577.5p share price. The 2014 PE ratio is now in the region of 120. On 6th January I explained why this stock was actually, a plausibly, cheap share tip at 493p although it could hardly be described as a traditional Warren Buffett style value investment.

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3291 days ago

Aquarius Platinum – Up, up and away

I wrote a strong buy note on Aquarius Platinum (LSE:AQP)on Christmas Eve urging investors to buy at 55p. Well ho, ho, ho and a Merry Christmas to you all. I hope that you filled your stockings. I mean boots with that hot share tip. The shares are now 71.75p Why? Thank Anglo American (LSE:AAL) which today announced that it was mothballing some of its platinum output. The platinum price has already rallied strongly since Christmas ( ho, ho, ho once again) and this news is very positive indeed.

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3292 days ago

Three reasons to buy shares in Cupid Today

I have tipped shares online dating websites group Cupid (LSE:CUP) a couple of times in recent months at prices ranging from 166p to 186p – the share price is now 196.75p but there is a good reason to buy the AIM listed shares even today. In fact there are three good reasons to buy right now both deriving from the share buyback underway. Timing matters and I sense that there is some urgency here and this is why.

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3296 days ago

Pace Micro: Upbeat Trading statement but shares still cheap

FTSE-250 constituent Pace plc (PIC), a developer of technologies and products for PayTV and broadband, has today announced that, following a strong second half year performance, its “full year results are anticipated to be ahead of the board’s previous guidance”. The shares have responded by trading approaching 5% higher at a 202p share price, capitalising the company at £625 million. The following reviews the investment proposition here…is it a good share to tip?

The announcement noted that the company achieved record Q4 revenue, largely driven by demand for next-generation media server products in North America, with media server demand expected to continue a positive trend into the current year. The company is also widening from its hardware position into software and services – achieving a number of key wins and deployments across this area, including with BSkyB in the UK and Foxtel, the largest PayTV operator in Australia. It added it has “a strong (software and services) pipeline into next year”.

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3302 days ago

Guest Post Sam Bottell: Kenmare Own Goals compounded in an unloved sector but is the sell off overdone?

I spent two years working along Sam Bottell as he worked with minesite and oilbarrel and he is a good, honest and clever chap. Now that he is starting his career freelance writing as well as an organiser of the UKInvestor Show I have no hesitation in helping him along via this blog as a guest contributor. As such I bring to your attention a share tip from him from TradingResearch Point…

As it happens I agree with his conclusion.

Like most mid cap mining stocks, Kenmare Resources (KMR) had a fairly rough 2012, its share price diving from 60p in the spring to 35p today. In part this is a cork on the wave effect: if a sector is thoroughly unloved as mining stocks were last year then it is hard to buck that trend. However, Kenmare was also hit by falling prices of the titanium it produces in Mozambique and by a continuation of its habit of scoring own goals. 2013 should see the start of a mammoth ramp up in output and cashflow generated and so is now a good time to back this Ireland based company?

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3304 days ago

As Requested by Blog Readers: Oakley Update

Forget the fiscal cliff, my share tips of the year or why Fat Sam should be sacked as West Ham manager in May. Forget my pilgrimage to Margaret Thatcher’s birthplace, my Christmas culinary triumphs or my witterings about music – I am currently listening to Lene Lovich in case you were wondering. Judging by tweets, postings ion the blog and emails what folks want to know about is Oakley, my eleven year old cat who as of the week before Christmas has only three legs. Quite right… first things first.

He is not quite himself but the trend is positive. No longer does he have to wear the collar of shame to stop him scratching where his leg used to be before it was removed to deal with the tumour. He can scuttle around the place at quite a rate when he wants to. Which is not often. He can now jump up onto a bed. Rather frighteningly he was also able to jump out through a window and onto a slippery ledge four stories high. I panicked (being someone who suffers from chronic vertigo). He waited until I had left the room screaming and then hopped back through the window and sat there calmly grinning at me as I rushed back in.

Tara, my other eleven year old cat, is now sleeping alongside him and seems to have come to terms with his new shape. Indeed she rather enjoys the fact that Oakley demands to be carried to food since she can nick most of his meal before he realises it is there. In some ways he is back to his old self, crawling up the bed so that he can look directly into your face all night. In other ways there is still a bit of hesitation. There is a tendency to hide away most of the time under a bed or behind a door waiting to be fetched to be plonked onto a sofa.

He seems to be slowly coming to terms with what has happened although the poor creature will never understand. It is only two or three weeks ago that his leg was removed and so I am not surprised that he has not fully adjusted mentally. But the trend is positive. Thank you for all your kind wishes. I shall endeavour to post a couple of new photos next week.

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3309 days ago

Gemfields (GEM) – A 2013 diamond?

I spent two years working along Sam Bottell at minesite/oilbarrel and he is a good, honest and clever chap. Now that he is starting his career freelance writing I have no hesitation in helping him along via this blog as a guest contributor. As such I bring to your attention a share tip from him from TradingResearch Point…

AIM listed Gemfields (GEM) has avoided the bloodbath affecting most junior miners during 2012. At a share price of 35.5p the company is valued at £114 million and is only 4.5p off its 12 month high. But could 2013 be the year when the shares really begin to sparkle?

The company’s principal asset is a 75% stake in the Kegem project in Zambia – this is the world’s largest emerald mine. In addition the company also has a 50% interest in the Kariba amethyst mine which is also in Zambia. These two assets leave the company as a solid cash generator.

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3310 days ago

Greggs – A bad 2012, 2013 will be worse: change of stance

I have always been a fan of Greggs (GRG) the UK’s largest retailer of sausage rolls, puff pastries and all the other sort of comfort food that helped to give me diabetes. The company has always had net cash, benefitted from operational gearing and delivered solid year on year earnings increases. But in 2012 things appeared to start to go slightly awry and the share price has fallen from 550p at the start of the year to 458p. As recently as 7th November I foreasaw a bounce ( at 470p) but I have been reviewing my assumptions about UK consumer behaviour. As such I apologise for that bad share tip, a volte face is on the way.I would like to buy this stock as fundamentally it is a good business serving six million Britons each week. But ….

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3310 days ago

Financial PR Spin for 2013

It is that time of the year again. Every writer on every newspaper and website is forced into serving up his or her tips of the year. They all dread it. Most are not tipsters. The track record of tips of the year across the board (I should say me included) is not good. None the less we will all go through the same ritual once again. And for some reason these share tips do move markets. I have already had a number of folk in the financial promotion game suggest to me that “wouldn’t x” be a good share tip of the year. Generally the answer is no but I patiently say that I will look into it.

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3316 days ago

Silverdell - a good share tip gets better

Shares in AIM-listed specialist remediation, decommissioning and consulting services group Silverdell (LSE SID) were recommended on t1ps at 12.75p in August, the month before I departed after more than 12 years editing that website to set up the Nifty Fifty offering. I subsequently updated you all in November, with the shares at 13.25p, concluding that they remained worth buying ahead of the announcement of results for the company’s year ended 30th September 2012. With these announced earlier this month, the share price is now 14.625p – capitalising the company at £45.8 million, and the following reviews the results and what they mean for the investment case…

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3317 days ago

Domino’s Pizza – a buy ahead of results?

During my twelve years at t1ps.com I tipped fully listed Domino’s Pizza twice. The first time was in June 2001 at 62p – I advised selling at 693p in 2007 (a gain of 1018%). The next time I tipped the shares at 193p in July 2008. The share price is now 494p. Not a bad return for share tip given that there is a decent dividend stream on top. But now we face not only a Christmas trading statement * due out January 8th) but also full year numbers (for the 53 weeks to December 30th) which will be out on 25th February. I am a bit nervous about soft consumer spending, fearing that on the high street at least Christmas will be a washout. So what should one do with Domino’s which is today capitalised at £810 million.

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3318 days ago

Universe – the recovery continues

Shares in AIM-listed payment and on-line loyalty systems company, Universe Group (LSE:UNG) are an award winning disappointment of a share tip from my 12 years founding and running t1ps.com. Once again I can only apologise. However, I updated readers of this website in October – with the share price then at 2.75p – suggesting that, having already recovered from lows at the start of the year of 1.25p, there could be further recovery ahead and it was time to average down. Now at 3.75p, the following updates my view following a trading update released yesterday…

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3326 days ago

Gable: More than 100% ahead and still a winner

Shares in Gable Holdings (LSE:GAH), the AIM-listed non-life insurance company underwriting a range of specialist commercial sector policies across Europe, have continued to make progress since I previously updated on the company towards the end of last month. This follows some positive December news flow, which I review in the following piece. I first recommended shares in this company in 12 years at t1ps – in this case in July 2006 when they traded at 18.5p. Since departing t1ps in September, I have updated in October (shares at 31.5p) and then last month (shares at 39p) – noting on both occasions that the share price looked to have a good way to go. Now with the share price at 41.5p ( so not a bad share tip), the following summarises my current thoughts…

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3329 days ago

Orosur Mining - a gold winner so far for me and set to glisten

Orosur Mining (LSE OMI) is an AIM and Canada listed gold producer, shares in which I initially recommended as a share tip at 24.25p in May 2010 on t1ps.com – the website I founded in 2000 but departed from in September – and subsequently updated on here last month. On Friday the company released a production update which I review in the following against a backdrop of a 37.75p share price

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3331 days ago

First Property Interims & CEO Chat

AIM listed property investment group First Property (LSE:FPO) has not exactly been a stellar share tip from my twelve years running t1ps.com. I tipped the stock at 19.25p in May 2008 and after publishing results for the six months to 30th September yesterday the shares trade at 18.75p. We have, to be fair, enjoyed 4.82p in dividends, so it is no disaster either. But where next? I chatted at length to the rather posh CEO Ben Habib yesterday and this is very interesting – the market capitalisation is £20.82 million.

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3332 days ago

ILX Restructuring – Back the Bos?

Last week, ILX Group (LSE:ILX), the AIM-listed provider of e-learning software and business training, announced the shock departure of long time CEO Ken Scott. And this week we have weakfish interims and news of a restructuring. It is all coming rather thick and fast but suggests that 29.9% shareholder and new executive chairman/interim CEO Wayne Bos is acting ruthlessly to turn this ship around. His interests are aligned with those of other shareholders and he has a good track record. Should you back the Bos despite the admission that half year numbers were “disappointing.” On balance there is a case to be made, at a share price of 10.125p, although, as I discuss below, it is not 100% clear cut. This has been one of my worse share tips from t1ps.com and I apologise The issue is what next?

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3333 days ago

Northern Petroleum – Probably Duff Well, Company chat and market over-reaction – Wessex it is different

I published most of this share tip article earlier on my Nifty Fifty website – where I shall publish a new share tip later today: The Zeadyus-2 well in Guyane has not found commercial oil and has been abandoned. The share price of Northern Petroleum (LSE:NOP) has duly slumped by 14% to 54.75p. This is a total market over-reaction. I have discussed this at length with exploration manager Graham Heard and CEO Derek Musgrove and here’s the score. The shares remain a buy. The same cannot be said for Wessex Exploration (LSE:WSX) which like Northern also has a 1.25% stake in this field.

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3334 days ago

Pan African Resources Evander purchase update

AIM-listed, South Africa-focussed precious metals miner Pan African Resources (LSE:PAF) has today updated investors on the ongoing process for its prospective Rand1.5 billion (circa. £110 million) acquisition of Evander Gold Mines Ltd. At a current 20.75p share price, capitalising the company at just over £300 million (£378 million adjusting for a prospective rights issue), Pan African remains a big winner from my time at t1ps – the website I founded but departed in September – where I first recommended the shares in November 2005 at a share price of 2.6875p. Surely even barking mad Bulletin Board loon Bob Burnard accepts that was a good share tip? The following reviews the current position here…

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3337 days ago

Creston: Not a good share tip so far – do results herald recovery?

Shares in fully-listed marketing services group Creston (LSE:CRE) have not been a good share tip from me so far. They were recommended on t1ps – the website I founded in 2000 and departed in September of this year – at a share price of 107.5p in May 2011 and hit a subsequent high of 121p the following month. However, they then slumped to a low of 47p by the end of January this year as macroeconomic conditions took their toll. The shares have since recovered to a current 77.5p and a couple of days ago the company announced its results for the six months to 30th September. The following reviews these and the insight they offer on the current valuation…

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3337 days ago

Minera: Good news from Peru – cheap but are there cheaper gold plays?

AIM, Canada and Peru-listed gold mining stock Minera IRL (LSE: MIRL) has today announced the results of a feasibility study on its Ollachea project in Peru. This is a company I have followed for a couple of years on t1ps.com and more recently on my own blog and which I have recently written about in a modestly bullish way twice – with the share price lower than it is today. The following reviews the feasibility study announcement and its implication on the current investment case…is it still a good share tip?

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3338 days ago

Advanced Computer Software- I am 96% ahead but still a bull

I published an pre-results note last week on AIM-listed, UK-focussed healthcare and business management software and services company Advanced Computer Software (LSE: ASW) ahead of the company’s results for the six months ended 31st August announced yesterday. As expected, the results were strong and the share price has moved ahead to hit a high of 66.5p – capitalising the company at £246.3 million and providing not a bad return since I recommended them as a share tip on t1ps, the website I founded in 2000 and wrote for until September, at 34p in September 2010. The following reviews the results and current investment proposition…

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3338 days ago

Avanti Communications: Director Buying & Cenkos Note with 900p target: Buy

The share price of AIM listed satellite group Avanti Communications (LSE: AVN) was marked down by 10% yesterday. Oh no! Is bear raider Evil Knievil right after all? Is there an institution bailing? The emails flooded in. Evil is not correct. A director has bought shares this morning and there is also an upbeat broker research note out from Cenkos this morning. If there was something amiss then Avanti would have had to declare it at its recent AGM. It did not.

My own support for Avanti is well known. The stock was a share tip from me at 116p on t1ps.com but I continue to value it at a multiple of today’s 223p – a market cap of £251 million.

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3340 days ago

Plastics Capital: Results Comment Boring is still sexy

AIM-listed manufacturer of niche plastics products for global markets, Plastics Capital (LSE:PLA) has today announced its results for the six months ended 30th September 2012. This is a company whose shares I first recommended on t1ps – the website I founded in 2000 and left in September this year to set up the Nifty Fifty – at 40.5p in November 2009. I again commented positively here in September, offering a free share tip with the shares then at 66p, and the share price is now 72p on the back of today’s release. The following reviews the results and the outlook from here…

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3341 days ago

Anglesey Mining - Recovery Play or Dog to Shoot?

I recommended shares in fully-listed Anglesey Mining (AYM) on t1ps.com, the site I founded in 2000 and edited until leaving this September to set up the Nifty Fifty. That share tip was at 11.75p in October 2009. They subsequently raced ahead and I am kicking myself for, particularly in 2011, not banking a very significant profit. Today the shares trade down at just over 7p as the company’s current key value driver, Canada-listed Labrador Iron Mines in which Anglesey holds 19.73% of the shares, has been heavily impacted by very significant late Summer falls in the price of iron ore.

Having dropped 33% to below $90 per tonne (on a 62% Fe cost & freight China basis) in early September, this price has recovered to around $120 per tonne and, with Anglesey having today announced results for the six months ended 30th September 2012, the following takes a look at the outlook from here…

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3357 days ago

Video Postcard Number 14

I think I got the sound and the video right this time. I have been thinking in the New Year that I might start doing two short daily audio reports on a) the markets and b) life in general – the world, the evil State and the Evil Empire. I am investigating the technology. Whaddya think?

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3358 days ago

Vatukoula Completes Placing – It hurts but the shares are cheap

Vatukoula Gold Mines (LSE:VGM) has today announced that it has completed its botched replacement placing to raise £6.6 million gross from Chinese investor Zhongrun International Mining Co. Ltd at 33p a pop. The shares are now 32.5p. I can understand why folks are giving up on this one. Numerous placings – including this rather botched one ( Zhongrun came into replace another Chinese outfit which did not stump up its promised shekels in a 51p placing) – and numerous project delays. But I would not give up. This was a bad share tip from my t1ps.com days (I am 35% down) but I’d buy more and here is why.

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3362 days ago

Centamin – Another day and a Better RNS – Still Far More attractive Bets in Gold

And now for the latest news from Centamin (CEY) vs the Islamofascist Peoples Court in Cairo – the fully listed gold miner has issued another statement (its third) on the ruling of last Tuesday which appeared to take away its key flagship asset, the Sukari gold mine. This is the most convincing statement yet from Centamin and the shares have rallied to 74p. That is another opportunity to sell and switch into a safer play. And here is why.

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3367 days ago

Centaur Media – Time to bank a gain? Or More to come?

I originally recommended shares in UK-focused business information, events and marketing services group, Centaur Media (LSE:CAU) in October 2009 at 44p on t1ps.com – the website I founded in my bedroom and edited until September 2012 ( delivering an average gain per share tip of 42.7%). But Centaur has been a rocky road – with the shares hitting highs of 73p in early 2011 then, as the UK economic environment bleakened, falling to lows of 28.5p in June of this year. Currently trading at 50.75p, in the following article I review the company’s results for its year ended 30th June 2012 – which were released on September 13th – and take a fresh look at the investment case. Is this a red hot penny share or have we run our course?

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3369 days ago

Town Centre Securities – A good share tip but how good?

I recommended shares in Town Centre Securities (LSE:TCSC) – a Leeds-based northern property investor and developer – in April 2010 at 148.75p on t1ps.com the site I founded 12 years ago and ran until this September. The company has since paid out 20.88p in dividends and the shares currently trade at 184p – so this has been a pretty decent share tip for those who followed my advice. Results for the company’s year ended 30th June 2012 were released last month and in light of that I wonder if it really is still a red hot penny share or if it is time to take profits.

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3370 days ago

Mission Marketing: Time to bank chunky gains?

I recommended shares in UK marketing communications and advertising group Mission Marketing (LSE:TMMG) in February of this year at 19.125p on t1ps.com, the site I set up in my bedroom 12 years ago but left in September. At that stage I identified them as a value, recovery play as the company’s cash generation meant debt concerns continued to look to be overly-discounted in the valuation. As the market has gradually come to further appreciate this, the shares now trade at 30p. Not bad in just 8 months. But what now?

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3407 days ago

Minoan – Better Late than Never: Buy

After years of waiting AIM listed Cretan property play/travel group Minoan (MIN) has finally got within spitting distance of getting planning consent for its Cave Sidero in Crete it announced today. Better late than never. Talking of which the news actually came out in the Greek press yesterday. Some subscription tipsheets will respond to the news. My twitter followers knew 24 hours ago as I tweeted out the link. Follow @tomwinnifrith to be ahead of the curve…

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