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Eve Sleep’s nightmare update

Thursday 12 Jul 2018

A disappointing trading update (2 Jul) and the sacking of CEO Jas Bagniewski have turned premium memory foam mattresses seller Eve Sleep ( EVE:AIM ) from a dreamy growth stock into a near-term nightmare, judging by the share price reaction. Weaker consumer spending and management missteps were...

Wait for Cake Box shares to trade at a better price before gobbling them up

Thursday 05 Jul 2018

Shares in franchise group Cake Box ( CBOX:AIM ) have risen by an astonishing 43% to 154p since joining the stock market last week. Investors may well be hoping the cake seller will be as big a hit on the market as sector peer Patisserie ( CAKE:AIM ) . Cake Box sells eggless and fresh cream...

First Property's big Polish investment

Thursday 28 Jun 2018

Real estate investor First Property ( FPO:AIM ) is adding to its portfolio in Poland, building on a strategy of investing in undervalued markets. The company uses a yield gap strategy to make money. This is the difference between the interest rate it can borrow money at and the yield it can earn on...

Air Partner has flown into more attractive valuation territory

Thursday 21 Jun 2018

We believe aviation services group Air Partner ( AIR ) is now more attractively valued after a share price de-rating in April caused by an accounting issue since resolved. A strong set of results on 11 June gives us confidence in the business going forward, so buy the shares at 109p. Air Partner...

Wealth manager Frenkel Topping is investing for growth

Thursday 14 Jun 2018

Wealth manager Frenkel Topping ( FEN:AIM ) can genuinely be described as niche. Its clientele includes those who have life changing injuries as well as elderly patients who are under the supervision of the court. The £34m company provides financial advice and asset management services to personal...

Experts believe you could make 25% in a year with Quiz shares

Thursday 14 Jun 2018

Growth-focused investors should keep the faith with fast-fashion brand Quiz ( QUIZ:AIM ) and buy at 173.5p. Broker Panmure Gordon reckons you could make just over 25% profit in the next 12 months with a 219p price target. In a generally gloomy retail sector, we see scope for upgrades at the rapidly...

Buy shares in Codemasters to play the boom in the gaming industry

Thursday 07 Jun 2018

Shares in video games developer and publisher Codemasters ( CDM:AIM ) have raced 35% higher to 270p since joining the stock market on 1 June. We feel the share price could rise further in the short term as more people become aware of the stock. Warwickshire-headquartered Codemasters has raised £15m...

Hollywood Bowl is proving to be a superb investment

Thursday 31 May 2018

Tenpin bowling UK market leader Hollywood Bowl ( BOWL ) is a fantastic opportunity for anyone seeking a high quality small cap investment. Shares in the £350m business have increased by 47% to 235p since listing in 2016 and we believe they should keep rising. We’re really impressed by the way...

LoopUp hopes to enjoy network effect boost with £61m acquisition

Thursday 24 May 2018

Remote meetings platform provider LoopUp ( LOOP:AIM ) has laid out rampant growth ambitions with a potentially transformational acquisition. The company has struck a deal to buy private equity-backed peer MeetingZone for £61.4m cash. The acquisition, if approved by shareholders in a vote on 1 June...

Next Fifteen’s superior performance still has legs

Thursday 17 May 2018

Marketing firm Next Fifteen Communications ( NFC:AIM ) is one of AIM’s big success stories of recent years. Despite a recent shift in sentiment towards the tech industry which it serves we believe the small cap’s innovative approach could deliver further upside in the years to come. In the last...

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