Monthly Archives: April 2013

ZZZ – shares fall out of bed

ZZZ (Snoozebox) provides portable “hotels” and temporary accommodation. Its shares have taken a hammering lately, and have continued to slide 10% today. There has been a delay in releasing its accounts due to problems with revenue recognition. That can’t be … Continue reading

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Bulls on pogo sticks

Saw an interesting article on Husmmen.net stating: Rule o’ Thumb: When the cover of a major financial magazine [Barron’s] features a cartoon of a bull leaping through the air on a pogo stick, it’s probably about time to cash in … Continue reading

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Defensive portfolio changes

Some changes have been made to the BLI Defensive portfolio over on Stockopedia. The portfolio did well at inception, but has since shown a lack of inspiration. On a 2-year basis is has handily outperformed the indices, but underperformed over … Continue reading

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6 month checkup

Here’s what I was talking about in November 2012 JCP – Much punditry abounds about JCPenney. What’s very interesting is that George Soros recently declared a stake in the company. 12 Lessons Steve Jobs Taught Guy Kawaski – turned out … Continue reading

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SGP – bullish chart

Retailer SGP has a bullish chart. It was up 4% today to 738p. Significantly, it has broken a resistance level of about 730p on high volume. Next resistance level is at about 1150p, so clearly a lot of upside here. … Continue reading

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Interesting results

let’s see what the cat dragged in today, shall we? Some exciting results today, mostly of the positive kind. Interims FENR +3.9% Revenues and PBT down, but dividend increased by 7%, improving order levels in “conveyor solutions” (fancy conveyor belts, … Continue reading

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CPP – extends deadline

A deadline was set for 5pm today for director Hamish Ogston to announce his definite intentions regarding the purchase of the company for 1p a share, at most. Shares are down 21% to 2.75p as at writing. Presumably 1p is … Continue reading

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PRZ – director sale

A recent RNS notifies the market that Adam Kaye, a non-exec director sold #350k shares at 93p ea. That’s £325k worth – a not inconsiderable sum. This would tend to bolster a prior post of mine suggesting that the shares … Continue reading

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ABM – the slide continues

Pawnbroker ABM (Albermarle & Bond) continues to slide today. Here’s the chart: The big crash is, of course, from its recent appalling trading statement. It is interesting how the market had been anticipating a poor performance since a year ago. … Continue reading

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PRZ – some gizzard-squeezing

PRZ (Prezzo) is a restaurant chain. Here’s the chart: It is my entry for the NFSC, and I’m very happy to see that it is up over 47% YTD. Nice. It is quite an illiquid share, and seems prone to … Continue reading

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