Good morning, Roland's back this week!

Today's report is now finished.

Agenda -

Paul's section:

Mccoll's Retail (LON:MCLS) (I will hold after placing completes) - a lukewarm reception to the open offer, but it's not material to the overall fundraising. I recap on the bull & bear points. A speculative, risky, special situation is how it's probably best viewed. Not for widows or orphans!

Supply@me Capital (LON:SYME) - I remain deeply sceptical about this jam tomorrow share. There's nothing in today's trading update to change my mind.

Pennant International (LON:PEN) - H1 trading update. Loss-making, but better performance expected in H2 (as happened in 2020 & 2019). Moved from net cash into net debt. A reduced order book, but still provides decent visibility. I'm tempted to have a small punt on this, because it's looking potentially cheap at £10m market cap.

Roland's section:

Lamprell (LON:LAM) - A balance sheet update from this offshore engineering group, which appears to be close to financial distress despite ending last year with a net cash position. Is this perennial turnaround of interest?

Raven Property (LON:RAV) - This Russian commercial property boasts a forecast dividend yield of around 8%. Today’s half-year results have received a warm reception - one to consider for income hunters?


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Paul's Section

Mccoll's Retail (LON:MCLS) (I will hold, after placing completes)

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