Monthly Archives: August 2013

$LAM.L – Lamprell – market likes results

Oil-rig maker LAM (Lamprell) saw its share price rise 5.7% to close at 142.75p after releasing its half-year results.  Revenue was down slightly: US$521m compared with US$528m. Net profit after exceptional items came it at US$7.3m, compared with a loss … Continue reading

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$LAM.L – Lamprell – getting interesting

Oil-rig maker LAM (Lamprell) announced that  CFO Frank Nelson  intends to leave the company “for personal reasons”. Joanne Cunin will replace him, effective from 1 October. Frank originally joined LAM on an interim basis last October. This is curious timing, given … Continue reading

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Adventures in #linux distros and backups

I am a huge fan of Linux Mint, but I have been doing a bit of distro-hopping lately. I have in mind installing Ubuntu 13.10 when it comes out – a distro I haven’t used for quite a few years … Continue reading

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Equity valuations

YTD, the FTSE100 is up 9.6%, overshadowed by the FTSE250, which is up 20.2%. The median PER for the FTSE100 is 15.3, whilst for the FTSE250 it is 16.2. So the FTSE250 is only slightly more expensive than the FTSE100. … Continue reading

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A quick review of Parsix 5.0r0

Parsix is based on Debian testing and beats Ubuntu, but arguably not Mint. I did a quickie install of the latest version of Parsix, released on the 17 August. I’m a huge fan of Debian-based distros, except for Ubuntu, which … Continue reading

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$FJET.L – FastJet – consolidation

FJET is, as of today, trading at its new 10X consolidation amount. The price has dropped by 9.6% as of writing to 9.00p.  Share dilution can now carry on in earnest, as the company was not able to issue new … Continue reading

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Elementary OS Luna vs Linux Mint 15 vs others

I’ve had a chance to play with eOS (Elementary OS) and compare it with Linux Mint 15. Mint is my current default operating system. I do like Debian-derived distros – having binary compiled and dependency checking. I have tried RPM … Continue reading

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VLX and LAM

6 months ago, I made a note to myself to check up on a post (http://is.gd/bFTLWb) that I did on SGP (Supergroup), VLX (Volex) and LAM (Lamprell). SGP has soared 66% over 6 months to 1154p. I had sold in … Continue reading

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Follow-up on two two year-old mechanical portfolios

Two years ago, I created two mechanical portfolios (http://is.gd/T0QqOo) – and I made a note to myself to do a follow-up. At the time the Footsie stood at 5320. It now stands at 6605, for a gain of 24.2%, which … Continue reading

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