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I bought a few hundred DDD shares a couple of years ago and held on to them when they were taken off the AIM. I now hold them in a Fund & Share Account at Hargreaves Lansdown. The discussion at shows a current share price of around £0.02 while the share price here is over $20 Why difference in pricing? How does this…

As a new investor, and ex electronics engineer, I was interested in Paul Scott's comments on XP Power ( so checked them on Glassdoor ( The employee comments suggest that it is not a well run company and could lose some of it's key workers and potentially intellectual capital. How much weight should I give to anecdotal content like that when evaluating a company as…

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Dialight share price has spiked up today by about 6% at time of writing. A couple of years ago, having done some recent work for a major building contractor that was installing LED street lighting, I thought that would be an area worth investing in. But looking at the FT article here and employee reviews on Glassdoor it really does't look like a…

Fulham Shore was an expensive lesson for me not to take tips from anyone without doing sufficient research and understanding the market and it's social context. My shares dropped by 60% after I bought them two years ago while my ASOS shares doubled over same time - having a daughter in her twenties I understood the ASOS business model and demographic.

Having worked for Inmarsat as a contractor, and seen the incompetent way the company is managed (public comments on, breaking the monopoly position that they held up until to todays announcement on Iridium explains ( will leave them with little of value IMHO. Their business processes are tangled and ineffective and with holes and duplication. They have a complacent, public sector mindset and I'm…

Thanks for the comments gents, I'm here to learn. And Portmerion have been around for a long time with a strong brand (got some of their stuff in the cupboard).  Just looking at their share price now and I see it's spiked up!

I'm new to this and still finding my way around Stockopedia. Re Portmerion, it's overvalued against the valuation methods i.e. Discounted CashflowBen Graham Rule of ThumbRelative to SectorEarnings Power ValueNet Current Asset ValueNet Net Working CapitalTangible Book ValueIt also has a low margin of safety.  So as a value investor I'd avoid based on that data.

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