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Ebiquity sells market intelligence arm to focus on growth opportunities elsewhere

Thursday 22 Feb 2018

Marketing analytics firm Ebiquity ( EBQ:AIM ) is looking more streamlined having agreed the £26m sale of its AdIntel division to global consultancy Nielsen (13 Feb). This business formed the bulk of the group’s Marketing Intelligence operation – which aids firms in understanding their market and...

Nanoco's share price nearly doubles in a week

Thursday 22 Feb 2018

Shares in cadmium-free quantum dot technology developer Nanoco ( NANO ) are on the move as the company signs a commercial supply agreement with a large US electronics manufacturer. The news excited investors to chase the stock from 23.55p to heights of 44.35p, before easing back to the current 39...

Profitable franchise group Filta has a plan to crack Europe

Thursday 22 Feb 2018

Franchise group Filta ( FLTA:AIM ) has confirmed its strategy to crack Continental Europe. The £47m business has established an office in Holland to initially service Germany. Once successful, the same office will be used to service other European countries likely to include Denmark, Portugal and...

Telematics tie-in boosts Seeing Machines

Thursday 15 Feb 2018

A previous telematics deal has resulted in a big breakthrough for driver monitoring systems (DMS) designer Seeing Machines ( SEE:AIM ) , signing its first integrated agreement. Australia-based Seeing Machines negotiated a global distribution partnership with MiX Telematics at the end of 2016,...

What the big Tanzanian resource upgrade means for Aminex and Solo Oil

Thursday 15 Feb 2018

Shares in small cap oil and gas firms Aminex ( AEX:AIM ) and Solo Oil ( SOLO:AIM ) are riding high after a big upgrade to the estimated natural gas resources at their Ntorya development in Tanzania. An independent audit of the asset (75%-owned by Aminex and 25% by Solo) carried out by RPS Energy...

Why ScS may not suffer the same fate as rivals

Thursday 08 Feb 2018

Sellers of big-ticket items are coming under pressure, as demonstrated by profit warnings from the likes of Carpetright ( CPR ) and Safestyle UK ( SFE:AIM ) as well as DFS Furniture ( DFS ) . It may seem counterintuitive but Shares sees strong recovery potential at sofas-to-carpets seller ScS ( SCS...

Why Hostelworld could shell out up to €22m in special dividends

Thursday 08 Feb 2018

Investors could be in for a late Easter treat when Hostelworld ( HSW ) reports its full year results on 10 April as a special dividend could be on the cards, according to stockbroker Berenberg. Hostelworld is the largest online hostel-booking platform allowing budget-conscious travellers to book...

The small cap oil firm with big North Sea ambitions

Thursday 08 Feb 2018

In recent weeks BP ( BP. ) announced two substantial discoveries in the North Sea and Royal Dutch Shell ( RDSB ) revealed its first investment in the region for nearly six years. A small cap looking to play this renaissance in the UK oil industry is I3 Energy ( I3E:AIM ) . The AIM-quoted business...

Sterling bounce is a boon for Shoe Zone

Thursday 01 Feb 2018

Sterling’s recent rebound helps to alleviate a margin headwind for Shoe Zone ( SHOE:AIM ) . Its value proposition is a source of strength in tougher economic times. The stronger pound should ameliorate pressures on the consumer wallet while boosting the firm’s overseas purchasing power. The company...

Pelatro forecast to produce significant profit growth

Thursday 01 Feb 2018

Self-described precision marketing software developer Pelatro ( PTRO:AIM ) is set to continue its steep growth curve, if analysts have got their sums right. Stockbroker FinnCap anticipates that Pelatro will chalk-up a more than three-fold jump in its main earnings points for 2017. Its 2017...

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