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Gattaca, too good to be true?

Thursday 10 Aug 2017

Specialist staffer Gattaca ( GATC:AIM ) recent trading update gave the market mixed messages. Brian Wilkinson CEO says that Brexit is unlikely to lead to an increase ‘in customer demand’ at the same time says that the company’s specialised staff should mitigate the effects of ‘business uncertainty...

Netcall buys low-code software group MatsSoft

Thursday 10 Aug 2017

Contact centre software supplier Netcall ( NET:AIM ) is launching into the applications development space with the £13.4m purchase of UK-based MatsSoft. The target provides visual design tools that mean new applications can be implemented with a minimum of hard coding and upfront investment...

Real Good Food leaves sour taste

Thursday 10 Aug 2017

Cake decoration-to-premium bakery products play Real Good Food ( RGD:AIM ) needs to rebuild investor confidence after materially downgrading year to March 2017 and 2018 earnings estimates. The warning comes hot on the heels of a £15.5m placing and a reassuring trading update in late June...

Investors panic after Augean issues warning

Thursday 03 Aug 2017

Waste management company Augean ( AUG:AIM ) spooks investors by saying that profits will come in at the lower end of market expectations. The result was a 21% drop in the share price to 50p following the announcement (25 Jul). The company’s first half results to 30 June also warns that its energy...

Surgical Innovations to buy Elemental Healthcare

Thursday 03 Aug 2017

Med tech Surgical Innovations ( SUN:AIM ) is to acquire medical products distributor Elemental Healthcare for £9.3m in a bid to enhance earnings and provide a direct route to the UK market. Co-founder David Marsh and managing director Adam Power from Elemental will become significant shareholders...

Tarsus to take off in second half

Thursday 03 Aug 2017

Events company Tarsus ( TRS ) could do better than anticipated in the second half and the valuation looks undemanding. Buy now ahead of a pivotal second six months of 2017 and for a decent and rising dividend, hiked 11% at the half-year stage. At 299.3p the shares trade on an average price to...

Victoria’s a compelling growth yarn

Thursday 03 Aug 2017

S hares views the global growth scope and future dividend paying potential of innovative flooring specialist Victoria ( VCP:AIM ) as underappreciated. Take advantage as the design-led carpets-to-hardwood flooring manufacturer ahead of further earnings upgrades and acquisitions in a fragmented...

Monitise cranks up takeover pressure

Thursday 03 Aug 2017

Cynics might argue that mobile money technology designer Monitise ( MONI:AIM ) is attempting to twist shareholder’s arms to accept a £70m cash and shares offer for the company. Investors have been reluctant to take the terms from Nasdaq-listed Fiserv. News that Monitise, once valued at more than £...

CEO goes at People’s Operator

Thursday 27 Jul 2017

The co-founder and CEO of mobile services supplier The People’s Operator ( TPOP:AIM ) has stood down as the company continues to flounder. Mark Epstein has left the board although he’s staying around on a part-tie basis. He’s being replaced by chief operating officer Sam Tillotson. The charity...

UKOG’s momentum continues

Thursday 27 Jul 2017

Shares in small cap oil and gas play UK Oil & Gas Investments ( UKOG:AIM ) are on a tear higher. The latest spurt comes as the company announces (20 Jul) it has found another oil bearing zone after analysis of its Broadford Bridge-1 exploration well. Executive chairman Stephen Sanderson says it...

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