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|16Mar17 07:00||RNS||Half-year Report|
|23Feb17 07:00||RNS||Lead Zinc Exploration Results & Drilling Strategy|
|15Feb17 07:00||RNS||Termination of Farm-in and JV Agreement, Moonlight|
|14Feb17 07:00||RNS||Holding(s) in Company|
|03Feb17 07:00||RNS||Holding(s) in Company|
|31Jan17 07:00||RNS||Quarterly Activities and Cashflow Report|
|25Jan17 07:00||RNS||Directorate Change|
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23 Feb 17
The Dow Jones notched up its 9th consecutive all-time high last night, buoyed by Du Pont shares spiking on the news that it is likely to win conditional approval for its proposed US$130bn merger with Dow Chemicals. By comparison the S&P 500 and NASDAQ closed with fractional losses, as Fed Minutes appeared to keep the expectation of a hike at the next two-day FOMC meeting stating on 15th March alive, while slipping commodity prices also saw mining stocks under pressure. Asia was weaker across the board, although a range-bound the Nikkei recovered most of its early losses after the Yen weakened against the US$ following the BOJ's Kiuchi voicing concern over Trump's reflationary and growth programmes; the region's other principal bourses fell more convincingly albeit on relatively light volumes. London continued to be dominated by individual corporate stories, with stronger than expected earnings reports emerging from Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY.L), Barratt Developments (BDEV.L)and UBM (UBM.L) keeping the main indices pointing upward, while Unilever (ULVR.L) also spiked higher as its management responded to a view that it is 'not a case of if, but when' Heinz will return with a second merger proposal by increasing its guidance for margin growth and promising to capture value for shareholders more quickly. Traders also warmed to the second estimate of UK GDP from the ONS showing that growth advanced 0.7% sequentially in the fourth quarter, slightly faster than the 0.6% growth estimated on January 26th and higher than level achieved in the third quarter. Indeed, firm consumer sentiment, continuing low interest rates and a weak pound are now suggesting consensus expectations of just 1.4% for 2017 could now be slightly too low, although a beady eye is still being kept on the inflationary effects of higher input costs. Other than the CBI Distributive Trades Survey for February and CML Mortgage lending numbers, there is little significant macro news due from the UK today, although a large batch of US data, ranging from Initial Jobless, Housing Prices and the Chicago Fed National activity Index, will be accompanied by a speech from the Fed's Dennis Lockhart. A large number of UK corporates are due to release earnings or trading updates this morning, including Barclays (BARC.L), BAT (BATS.L), Centrica (CNA.L), Glencore (GLEN.L), Howdens (HWDN.L) and RSA Insurance (RSA.L). With most portfolio managers already having positioned themselves ahead of the President's next major announcement, which is expected to come with next Tuesday's State of the Union Address, London is seen opening quietly unless that emerges any significant surprises from scheduled corporate releases, leaving the FTSE-100 between flat and 5 points firmer in early trade.
Small Cap Breakfast
12 Dec 16
ECSC—Schedule 1 from provider of cyber security services. Raising £5m. Vendor sale £0.9m. Target date 14 Dec. Expected market cap £15m, with issue price of 167p. RM Secured Direct Lending - The secured direct lending fund intends to float on the Main Market on 15 December raising up to £100m
Iron ore and more…
02 Dec 16
Following corporate restructuring in 2016, Ferrum Crescent’s new management is focusing on its two main projects, zinc in Spain and the Moonlight magnetite project in Limpopo. At Moonlight, under previous management Ferrum completed a PFS and obtained a 30-year mining right. The current plan is to produce a “reduced cost model”, which will primarily look to lower upfront capex and should improve project economics. This, along with continued engagement with potential South African based strategic partners, should help unlock Moonlight’s value. Management’s greatest impact thus far was its GoldQuest acquisition earlier this year. As a result, Ferrum now owns (100%) of the highly prospective Toral and Lago zinc deposits in Spain. Toral has been partially explored before and comes with 42,000m of deep diamond drilling and c.9Mt resources. Management believes a re-interpretation of the geological model and additional drilling could add significant shallow resources. Drilling is planned at Toral for H1 2017.
10 Nov 16
"Quite astonishingly, markets yesterday chose to give Mr Trump the benefit of the doubt. His acceptance speech, in which a rehearsed, conciliatory and more presidential tone was adopted, marked the turning point for European markets to reverse their opening panic into broad optimism as the US$ clawed back much of the losses taken during the Asian session. Markets warmed to a vision of a dramatically reflated US economy being the means by which the western world might find its way out of the 'lower for longer' scenario that otherwise has become etched deep into the minds of global central bankers. It's an awful lot to take on trust and many sceptics remain like the Wall Street Journal, for example, headlining 'Trump's Upset Will Sink In' but nevertheless, all Principal US indices staged gains of over 1% as an economic advisor to the president-elect surprised many by stating that Fed Chair, Janet Yellen's resignation is not being sought after all effectively putting market expectation of a December rate-hike back on again. Asia followed suit with Japan, yesterday's major casualty, recovering dramatically with the Nikkei ending up 6% while other regional markets put on between 1% and 3%, despite being reminded of Trump's threats to impose tariffs of up to 45% on Chinese imports while also exiting trade pacts like NAFTA. As soon as details of his proposed Cabinet and advisory team are released, markets should start to have a greater understanding of exactly how he proposes to keep his promises and, indeed, whether the Republican victory could even lead to a reversal of the US financial regulations that followed the 2008 crisis. One thing is for sure though, Trump is a great believer in debt. And so he needs to be. In attempting to power annual growth back to 4% or more, some $600bn of infrastructure spending has been suggested, with the ambition to create millions of new jobs, while his tax reforms have been estimated to cost the nation as much as US$4.4tr. Add it all up and some US$6.2tr will be added to US national debt, while the US credit rating could potentially find itself under treat. Exactly where such huge sums will be found is the big question, although some speculate that major US corporations with giant cash piles held offshore, like Microsoft, could be tempted to bring it back through some form of interim tax concession. With the ECB's Coeuré noting that Trump's victory reflects transformation in developed economies, for the time being hope will continue to win over despair. This leaves equities to extend Wednesday's gains today, with the FTSE-100 seen up around 40 points in opening trade as traders give up on some of the safe-haven positioning they took as a hedge against such an outcome. Today, the UK is expected release of figures from the Council pf Mortgage lenders along with earnings or trading updates from the likes of 3i Group (III.L), AstraZeneca (AZN.L), Bovis Homes (BVS.L), Dairy Crest (DCG.L), Gem Diamonds (GEMD.L), Halfords (HFD.L), National Grid (NG..L) and Ophir Energy (OPHR.L)." - Barry Gibb, Research Analyst
27 Mar 17
Elecosoft* (ELCO): Steadily building profits (CORP) | Bioventix* (BVXP): Interim results lead to upgrades (CORP) | Hurricane Energy (HUR): Halifax discovery (BUY) | KBT Business Technology* (KBT): interims and contract win (CORP) | Independent Oil & Gas* (IOG): Licence updates (CORP)
GMP FirstEnergy ― UK Energy morning research package
27 Mar 17
Amerisur Resources (AMER LN)6; HOLD, £0.30: Reduced 2017e production outlook and year-end 2016 reserves | Condor Petroleum (CPI CN)8 ; BUY, C$3.50: Reports 4Q16 results and remains on track for first production from Turkey in mid-2017e | Hurricane Energy (HUR LN) (not covered): Halifax well update in the UK | Cairn Energy (CNE LN): BUY, £2.90: Update on the VR-1 well in Senegal by Far (FAR AU) (Not covered) | Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA/B LN) (not covered): Divestment of Gabonese assets
Strong trading leads to upgrades
22 Mar 17
On the back of today’s positive trading update and slightly upgraded profit forecasts for FY2017, FY2018 and FY2019 we have reviewed our DCF analysis. This has led to an increased DCF valuation per share of 1500p (from 1200p) which we have made our new target price (from 1200p). Both TFP and JC Paper have contributed to the upgrades shown in the table below as have favourable currency movements. With the potential for further upgrades due to capitalising 3DP costs to come we maintain our Add recommendation.
Small Cap Breakfast
21 Mar 17
First Sentinel—Investment company expecting NEX admission/introduction on 24 March. £636k raised pre-IPO. BioPharma Credit—Expected Gross Initial Acquisition Proceeds now c.$338m. Gross Cash Proceeds capped at $423m with placing and open offer. Results expected 23 March with admission now due 30 march. Tufton Oceanic Assets- The Company intends to invest in a diversified portfolio of second hand commercial sea-going vessels where the Investment Manager believes that an attractive opportunity exists in shipping. $150m raise. Admission 3 April.