Monthly Archives: May 2013

IDOX – a painful kickin

IDOX released a trading statement today, sending the shares down a whopping 20% to 36.25p. The good news was: The Company is encouraged by the underlying progress made in all of its businesses during the first half and continues to … Continue reading

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HIBU drops on announcement

Slow-motion train wreck of a company HIBU has dropped 8.4% today at the time of writing. If made an announcement on Fri 24 May at 4:52 pm. Announcements made after-hours on a Friday can be ominous, and this one is … Continue reading

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fookies – Export Firefox cookies to stdout in Netscape CookieJar text format

Here’s a little script I wrote to export Firefox cookies in standard text format: #!/usr/bin/env bash # Export Firefox cookies to stdout in Netscape CookieJar text format # The output is suitable for use in Python’s MozillaCookieJar # See # … Continue reading

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Momentum investing

I decided to revisit momentum investing using data from Sharelock Holmes on companies over £20m market cap. Using 6 month and 1 year relative strength, I was able to define 2 statistics for a company: rs6a (the relative strength for … Continue reading

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Warren Buffet’s returns

For anyone interested, I have created a spreadsheet showing Berkshire’s corporate performance versus the S&P 500 since 1965. I have source it from AAII Journal may 2013, and I have added rolling 5-year returns. Last year was the second time … Continue reading

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OPTS – poor interims

OPTS (Optos) published its interims on the 16th, sending its share price down 23% on the week. Revenues fell by 15% against comps, and it reported an operating loss before exceptionals. This reflected the inherent difficulty in forecasting growth trajectories … Continue reading

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HIBU – assume the crash position

I see that on Google Finance and Investegate, HIBU were scheduled to announce their finals on 21 May. A poster on ADVFN points to the HIBU website, where it states that the results are “to be advised in due course”. … Continue reading

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market commentary

Do you like my new product concept? I call it the “Loozebox” ZZZ (Snoozebox) ended the day at 26p, down a monstrous 27% over the previous close. It issued an update stating that it will require additional capital to exploit … Continue reading

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QPP director buys

RNS issued today announced director buys yesterday. Robert Terry, Chairman and Group Chief Executive, bought 1m shares at 8p (£80k) Laurence Moorse, Group Finance Director, bought 250k shares at 8p (£20k) The board originally said that they would not be … Continue reading

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QPP – revenue/earnings anomaly

Year-on-year revenue for QPP has increased tenfold (£13.7m to £137.6m). Adjusted earnings per share has “only” doubled, though (0.66p to 1.39). I consider that to be troubling.

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