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Trustpilot must prove up its potential for profits

Thursday 21 Oct 2021

It may not go near the performance of nascent cyber security star Darktrace ( DARK ) but investors piled in to Trustpilot ( TRST ) after shares in the online reviews platform began trading on the London market in March 2021. Retail investors were unable to participate directly in the IPO (initial...

Lendinvest is shaking up property finance

Thursday 30 Sep 2021

Recent AIM addition LendInvest ( LINV:AIM ) is an asset management platform focused on property finance but the story is more exciting than you might think at first glance. Its CEO Rod Lockhart tells Shares how its differentiated technology is disrupting the property finance sector. Lockhart also...

Dianomi chases big contextual ads opportunity

Thursday 23 Sep 2021

The CEO of digital advertising firm Dianomi ( DNM:AIM ) , Rupert Hodson, tells Shares the group is benefiting from the demise of third party cookies that has prompted many advertisers to embrace contextual advertising, and its cost per click model. Contextual advertising is when the content of an...

Martin Gilbert to shake up asset management with AssetCo

Thursday 16 Sep 2021

Fund management veteran Martin Gilbert has spied an opportunity thanks to the structural challenges faced by the larger firms in his industry and is looking to capitalise by executing a buy-and-build strategy using the recently revamped AssetCo ( ASTO:AIM ) vehicle. Gilbert, the founder and former...

Darktrace may be the most innovative cyber security play on the market

Thursday 05 Aug 2021

From shadowy enigma to the full glare of public markets, Darktrace ( DARK ) has emerged as one of the world’s most innovative cyber security companies. This is a born in Britain technology success story and one that unusually chose to list in the UK rather than the US Nasdaq stock market. Darktrace...

Why Lotus Bakeries’ Biscoff could be the next Oreo

Thursday 22 Jul 2021

Belgium’s Lotus Bakeries’ Lotus Biscoff is a product that many readers will be familiar with. However few will have ever looked at the company as a potential investment opportunity. At first glance the shares, trading at €49.15, appear to be expensive. Based on 2022 forecasts they trade on price-to...

Why investors were wrong to give Dr. Martens the boot

Thursday 08 Jul 2021

Shares in iconic footwear brand Dr. Martens ( DOCS ) received a bit of a kicking from investors following its first set of financial results as a publicly listed company (17 June). These showed pre-tax profit down 30% to £70.9 million after accounting for one-off costs linked to its stock market...

How 4.4% yielding Drax kicked out coal and went green

Thursday 06 May 2021

North Yorkshire-based Drax ( DRX ) is the UK’s largest single source renewable energy company, supplying around a tenth of the UK’s energy needs. It is playing a key role in helping the country reach its goal of becoming net carbon neutral by 2050. Drax has transitioned from a traditional coal and...

Don’t miss PZ Cussons’ big turnaround effort as the shares are moving up

Thursday 22 Apr 2021

One of Shares ’ key stock selections for 2021, branded consumer goods group PZ Cussons ( PZC ) is making progress against a multi-year turnaround under new chief executive Jonathan Myers. We believe there is extraordinary value in its portfolio of personal care, home care and beauty brands which...

Buffett-backed Snowflake: great company, completely the wrong price

Thursday 15 Apr 2021

As one of the hottest names to join the stock market in 2020, investors have bet big on US-listed cloud data analytics business Snowflake. Its software allows organisations to manage and analyse large quantities and diverse types of data across the cloud in a single, easy to use platform. Think of...

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