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Vertu’s shares look really cheap given its very strong asset backing

Thursday 17 May 2018

We believe the market is taking too gloomy a view of franchised motor dealerships operator Vertu Motors ( VTU:AIM ) and that a 48.75p share price provides a bargain entry point for investors. The company’s single digit price-to-earnings ratio (PE) is too pessimistic a rating given the improving...

Bahamas Petroleum eyes deal with major oil firm

Thursday 10 May 2018

Shares in Bahamas Petroleum ( BPC:AIM ) have nearly trebled in value to 3p off the back of possible partnership agreement with an unnamed major oil company. The oil exploration minnow announced on 3 May it had entered into a confidentiality and exclusivity agreement which could lead to a ‘...

Activist emerges with 5% stake in Satellite Solutions

Thursday 03 May 2018

Satellite broadband and airtime reseller Satellite Solutions Worldwide ( SAT:AIM ) could face a shake-up as part of an attempt to improve shareholder returns. Activist investor Christopher Mills has emerged on the share register after investing £5m as part of Satellite Solutions’ recent £12m cash...

Exploration success gives another boost to Rainbow

Thursday 03 May 2018

Positive drilling results from Rainbow Rare Earths ( RBW:AIM ) on 30 April have triggered further investor interest in the stock, taking its share price to 21p which is more than double the 10p price at which Shares said to buy in January 2017. Analysts had previously valued the stock at between...

PCF enjoys big boost from recently-launched banking division

Thursday 26 Apr 2018

For a company that provides loans to those wanting to purchase cars or equipment to small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), it would be ideal to not have to borrow the money first from a high street bank. This is exactly what PCF ( PCF:AIM ) has done in the past. The company provides business...

Liontrust roars into 2019 looking like a new beast

Thursday 19 Apr 2018

Continuing a strong trend for small cap asset managers, Liontrust Asset Management ( LIO ) is yet another pint-sized fund house that has been performing well. For investors who are familiar with this space, the company is larger than Miton ( MGR:AIM ) but smaller than Polar Capital (POLR :AIM ) ,...

Boku set for 2018 profit breakthrough as apps store payments soar

Thursday 19 Apr 2018

App store and digital content company Boku ( BOKU:AIM ) may soon be a profitable business. Stockbroker Peel Hunt forecasts $0.7m of pre-tax profit (approximately £0.49m, the company reports in dollars) for the year to 31 December 2018. That could soar to $8.5m in 2019 if the broker has got its...

Why it is worth grappling with Sumo

Thursday 12 Apr 2018

Video games developer Sumo ( SUMO:AIM ) looks attractive ahead of maiden AIM results (24 Apr). Positive noises from the Sheffield-based newcomer should be the catalyst for some bullish analyst commentary and potentially lift the stock from recent post-float weakness. Sumo debuted on AIM in December...

Why Charles Taylor’s results were better than the market thought

Thursday 12 Apr 2018

All told 2017 was a tough year for the insurance industry but this presented opportunities for Charles Taylor ( CTR ) . As the sector struggled with technical innovation, Charles Taylor continued to build its capabilities as a provider of professional services to the insurance industry. Existing in...

Destiny Pharma targets $1bn US market with anti-microbial resistant drug

Thursday 05 Apr 2018

Clinical stage biotech company Destiny Pharma ( DEST:AIM ) is taking on antimicrobial resistance with its anti-infective XF-73 treatment in hopes of taking a share of the $1bn US market. Antimicrobial resistance occurs if a micro-organism is able to stop an antimicrobial, including antibiotics,...