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Story stocks are defined as companies whose products exploit new or breakthrough technologies or processes, which are incurring losses in most cases higher than their revenues (if any), and burning investors capital at an alarming rate. The promise of course is vast riches down the road with a share price that will multi-bag several times.This is not just confined to the Silicon Valley start-ups but…

Here is a comparison of all current major US and UK stock indices, tracked against the 50, 100 and 200 EMA s. The time period is the past two years.So as the headline says, are we living in dangerous times? 

On February 3rd, Johnston Press Johnston Press (LON:JPR) put out an RNS stating that following an independent review their pension deficit has been reduced from £90m on 3/1/15 to £53m on 3/1/16. Following the announcement, the share price jumped 12%.This is a massive deficit reduction of 41% at one stroke which is unusual but not entirely unheard of. The company also stated that full details…

Recent UK IPOs have proved to be a rich seam for canny investors. The following three tables analyse UK IPOs over the previous 12 months to 30/10/2015. The data excludes investment trusts and REITS.The first table shows performance from first dealing dates to 30/10/15, both for absolute gains/losses and relative to the FTSE All Shares Index.The second table measures performance 3 months following the first…

Below is the text of an email I sent earlier today to Dmitrios Gryparis, Globo's Finance Director. The main issues have been unashamedly drawn from Paul Scott's blog of today (all E&OE are of course mine).  Any replies I receive will be published here."Dear Mr GryparisI am a Globo Plc investor who has been following your company’s fortunes fairly closely over the last 18 months.…

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Trident - I think you are over complicating things, it is much simpler. - Diluted eps in the p/l is 4.90p - Adj & dil eps in Section 5 is 9.52p - Difference is 4.62p which is due to adjustments - The adjustments are shown in Section 5 to be £1321K to profits; . which works out as 1321K divided by 28591K shares = 4.62p…

Hi Trident - re. Tracsis (LON:TRCS) Yes, you need to go deep into the report for this, Section 5. Earnings per Share. The very last line of this section gives you the adjusted & diluted data I referred to.

Re. Tracsis (LON:TRCS) I had a quick look at the HY report this morning. Adjusted and diluted eps for this HY was 9.52p versus 9.33 last HY. .. about 2% increase Haven't dug deep enough to understand how a 20% increase in revenues gives rise to only 2% increase in diluted & adjusted eps.

Re. Sopheon (LON:SPE) I sold my holding last week ahead of today's results and locked in the profits. Having studied the results and after reading Paul's commentary I shall not buying back ... yet. I think the situation with eps is worse if you include all dilution as explained by Paul. Happy to be corrected if I am wrong. Para 8. Earnings per Share says…

Re. Next (LON:NXT)  NEXT's Financial Report is a model of clarity and detail with no layers and layers of adjustments and tiny footnotes.In particular, where else can you see this kind of  guidance estimates? Required reading for all CEO s of AIM quoted companies.

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