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LRD – Laird – update, and case study

LRD (Laird) is a company that I have disparaging rather uniformly. I had sold out in Oct 2016 a 159p, having bought in Jan 2016 at 354p. BUT, I think emergency rights issues make interesting material for investigating special situations. … Continue reading

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Toying with a data query #grammar in #perl6

I have written an accounts package in C++. I have a minuscule knowledge of COBOL which ought to be well-suited the task, but I have found it almost cumbersome to wrangle. COBOL is still interesting in the sense that it … Continue reading

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Debenhams disappoints market

DEB (Debanhams) issued its interims and strategy review today. Shares are down 3.5% to 53.35p as at writing, so not what the market was expecting. LFL was up 0.5%, but gross margins were down 30bps. EBITDA was down 2.5%. Group … Continue reading

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Red pencillers

I have just started reading “Software tools in Pascal”, by Brian W. Kernighan and P.J. Plauger. Even better, I am “borrowing” it for free from Open Library. My interest was prompted by my work on “neoleo”, my fork of the … Continue reading

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#Fedora Linux is a clusterfark

I have not used Fedora for a few years, so I thought it was worth a try before the new Ubuntu came out. I downloaded Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-25-1.3.iso (where are the torrents?), and installed it to my machine. Installation was fairly straightforward, … Continue reading

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Magic Hat – RM. stays 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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$TAST.L – Tasty – crashes on prelims

Restaurant group TAST (Tasty) announced its prelims today (https://goo.gl/Xcb824), sending the shares down 38% to 71.25p. This comes as a personal pain to me, as I am a holder in the shares. They announced revenues up 28%, gross profit up … Continue reading

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