Monthly Archives: July 2013

XPS – Expansis implodes

XPS (Expansis ) is down 4% today, taking its share price losses down 65% YTD. XPS is a specialty retailer selling tech on online and via tele-sales. Their website explains that they help “mobile networks and technology brands acquire and … Continue reading

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TAN – some thoughts

TAN (Tanfield) makes “powered access platforms” – platforms that people stand on so that they can work at height. It crossed my radar today because I see it is down 6.6% today. It seems to ring a bell from some … Continue reading

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CUP, GNG – penny dreadfuls

CUP: Online-dating website CUP (Cupid) is down 7% in early trading today – and down 22% over 5d. BBC News reports “Concerns raised of web dating ‘fake profiles’”, and Law360 reports “UK Regulator Prods Dating Sites Over Data Handling Practices”. … Continue reading

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HIBU – almost certainly game over

HIBU has proposed a scheme subject to the approval of 75% of the lenders (http://is.gd/FPcdzJ). “The Group can confirm that the terms of the restructuring allow for no payment to shareholders and that the shares of hibu plc have no … Continue reading

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EZJ – general thoughts

EZJ (easyjet) issued its Q3 trading statement today (http://is.gd/SBbbpV). As usual, John Rosier’s blog contains a pithy rundown (http://is.gd/NOdLNe) on the results. Analyst consensus PBT forecasts for the year were around the £440m mark – but the company expects it … Continue reading

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SGP – sold

Sold my SGP (Supergroup) today, at a 942.23p (inc all transaction costs), for a profit of 70%. Not bad! The reason I sold is not because I thought it was a bad company, or that I don’t think that the … Continue reading

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WAND launches Git Multisite

WAND (WANdisco) announces today that it launches “Git Multisite” (http://is.gd/TnvF3q). Although I had seen the name appear in many RNS headlines, I had no idea what it did. I had assumed it was some kind of social network site. It … Continue reading

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SID – Silverdell – Suspension

SID (Silverdell) released an RNS today (http://is.gd/WNE8Ob) stating that the group’s bankers, HSBC remains supportive of the business and will provide short term facilities. Kitsons, one of the group’s principal trading subsidiaries is in administration. The rest of the group … Continue reading

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RGS strategic update

RGS’s (Regenersis) cofre business is repairing consumer electronics – basically, when you return faulty goods to your retailer/manufacturer, these are the guys that fix it. Today TGS announced that it has established a new business unit: “Fully refurbished devices are … Continue reading

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Some portfolio shifts

The markets had a cracking day today. I’ve been reducing the number of shares in my portfolio, as I felt I had far too much of a “zoo”. I’ve been experimenting with Stockopedia’s alert system, and I really like that … Continue reading

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