Monthly Archives: March 2018

PZC – top faller so far

PZC (PZ Cussons) issued a trading update today, causing the market to fall 20.2% to 222.2p as of writing. The killer statement was: At the time of our interim results announcement in January, we reported that performance in the first … Continue reading

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ALU dives today

Crikey. What a day. ALU (Alumasc) dives 18.7% today to 137p after issuing a trading statement: > Alumasc has so far experienced a slower than expected third quarter > performance, both in terms of revenue and order intake…. In view … Continue reading

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Magic Hat: SPO – Sportech – update

CVR (Conviviality) has been receiving all the attention today, having been suspended at 101p. What hasn’t been talked about is SPO (Sportech). It fell 51% today to 37.50p. The RNS stated that a potential takeover is now off the table. … Continue reading

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CVR – Conviviality Retail – Jeebus

I’m more of a passive investor these days, tending towards mechanical investing using Stockopedia. Paul Scott reported (https://www.stockopedia.com/content/small-cap-value-report-wed-14-mar-2018-cvr-som-emr-337958/) on CVR today, noting that its shares had been suspended at 101p This piqued my interest, because I invested in it on … Continue reading

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blang3: a toy BASIC interpreter in C++17

GITHUB LINK blang is a toy BASIC interpreter written in C++17 with less than 800 line of code in a single source file. No external tools (e.g. bison or flex) are required. The lexing is performed by using C++ regexes. … Continue reading

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Magic Hat: DFS out, COST in

The MHP (Magic Hat Portfolio) on Stockopedia (http://www.stockopedia.com/fantasy-funds/magic-hat-463/) is an experiment by me to see if a human can improve on a mechanical Greeblatt Magic Formula screen. I am trying to weed out “mistakes” that I feel the screening commits: … Continue reading

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MTC – Mothercare – All-Share top faller

MTC fell 15.5% today to 21p, making it the top faller in the All-Share index. It issued a statement regarding share price movement and media speculation (emphasis mine): expect … adjusted group profit before tax to be at the lower … Continue reading

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