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|23Mar17 07:00||RNS||Result of Open Offer|
|06Mar17 07:00||RNS||Tongo-Tonguma Updated Presentation|
|01Mar17 07:00||RNS||Directors' Dealings|
|27Feb17 07:30||RNS||Restoration - Stellar Diamonds Plc|
|27Feb17 07:00||RNS||Placing, Restoration of Trading and Open Offer|
|24Feb17 14:00||RNS||Amendments to Convertible Loan Notes|
|23Feb17 07:00||RNS||Fundraise and Suspension Update|
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SP Angel – Morning View
06 Mar 17
Edenville Energy (EDL LN) - Rukwa coal project update | Horizonte Minerals (HZM LN) – Commencing Feasibility Study at Araguaia | Shanta Gold (SHG LN) – Changes to Tanzanian mineral concentrates exports rules | Stellar Diamonds (STEL LN) – Presentation on Tongo-Tonguma | Vast Resources (VAST LN) – Drilling results from the Faneata Tailings Dam, Romania
28 Feb 17
Later today, President Trump is expected to transform his posturing of the past four months into genuine policy priorities. White House officials have suggested that his State of the Union Address, which is due to start at 21:00hrs ET, will detail proposals to simplify the tax code and dismantle Obamacare. Markets are, of course, aware that anything less than expected on stimulus or, perhaps, more aggression on trade policy could well result in a sharp sell-off. Indeed, given that the Dow Jones has risen almost 14% since November's election, some further disclosures may be required to keep its 'plates spinning'. Yesterday, however, US equities were again seen to reverse early caution, with all three principal indices once more closing in the positive albeit with just fractional movements. Early profit taking in utilities and other high-yielders did threaten to break the Dow Jones's sweep of what has now become 12 consecutive record closes, but the wall of money liberated from global bond sell-off rapidly found its way into US equities as news leaked out regarding the scale of additional spending the Republicans are proposing to hurl at the national defence budget. Officials yesterday suggested they would be seeking a much higher than consensus US$54bn funding increase, which they intend to offset with cuts from non-military agencies and foreign aid. In fact, the President was yesterday scheduled to send all Federal Agencies his 2018 budgetary blueprint, of which a complete proposal is expected to be made public in the springtime. One downside for the Department of Defense, however, is that such a dramatic funding boost is unlikely to secure Congress approval without extended negotiation, meaning spending will likely end up frozen at the 2016 level for the remainder of this year. Asian equities by contrast ended mixed this morning, with the Nikkei's early gains given back to finish unchanged on news that industrial output unexpectantly fell last month, while the two Chinese indices went in opposite directions and the ASX remained soft on weak commodity prices. The biggest surprise coming from the large spread of macro data released across the globe yesterday was January's Eurozone business confidence index, which rose to its highest since before the financial crisis, suggesting heightened uncertainty ahead of key elections has yet to dent confidence among the region's business leaders. Perhaps less surprising, but still somewhat cautionary, was this morning's hit on UK consumer confidence for February detailed in the Gfk survey, which suggests that personal finances are now starting to notice the effects of Sterling devaluation. Looking elsewhere, the US is due to publish another large batch of statistics ahead of Trump addressing the joint-session of Congress, including Q4 GDP figures, Wholesale Inventories, Personal Consumption, Chicago PMI and Consumer Confidence numbers. Speeches are due from the Fed's Bullard and FOMC's Williams, which may provide additional hints regarding timing of future interest rate policy, although Fed Funds presently indicate only a 30% change of a rate hike at the March meeting. Being in the middle of the results season, a good number of UK corporates are due to release earnings or trading updates, including Provident Financial (PFG.L), Meggitt (MGGT.L), Taylor Wimpey (TW..L), Greggs (GRG.L), Revolution Bars (RBG.L), GKN (GKN.L) and Fresnillo (FRES.L). Assuming no particular fireworks emanating from the these, London is expected to have a relatively subdued opening, with the FTSE-100 seen rising between 5 and 10 points in early trade.
20 Feb 17
"There is was, gone. Having swallowed Kraft in a 2015 deal engineered by Warren Buffett, Heinz enlivened Friday's otherwise lacklustre trading by putting a US$50/share deal on the table for Unilever (ULVR.L). Most thought the 'merger dance' between the two giant consumer groups had only just begun. Following Unilever's initial rejection, a formal proposal was expected to emerge in less than one month ahead of an improved 'final' offer being made in order to finally arrive at a recommended deal. In the process, this sparked speculative excitement from peers like Reckitt Benckiser (RB..L) and PZ Cussons (PZC.L), prompting traders to asking if this might be the starting gun for a new 2017 wave of M&A, led by US groups enjoying the recent Trump-inspired strength of the US$. Huge potential synergies were eyed from such a merger, that would only need Unilever to lift operating margins half way to Heinz's own for the deal to wash its face on the initial terms while also creating a consumer powerhouse to rival Nestlé. An extended period of regulatory abeyance would, of course, be anticipated as swinging conditions are set by international monopolies authorities and politicians, although a team as experienced as Heinz's would have already second-guessed the likely outcome. So Sunday morning's surprise 'amicable' withdrawal, having concluded that a protracted public battle for control would cause more damage than good, comes as a big surprise, big enough in fact to consider that behind the scenes a deal is still being cooked? This time maybe on a friendly basis, emerging perhaps in a few months with a more generous outcome for Unilever shareholders? Donald Trump's rather bazaar weekend rally in Florida does not appear to have knocked the market's confidence in his determination to deliver on reflationary campaign pledges. Following Wall Street upward but uninspiring close on Friday, the Asian markets were generally mixed, with the Chinese markets leading the gains, as the Nikkei trod water and ASX suffered some modest profit taking in minerals groups and financials. UK Macro data due today includes the Rightmove House Price Index and the CBI Industrial Trends Survey for February, with nothing other than a scheduled speech from the FOMC's Loretta Mester due from the US London equities appeared not particularly concerned by Friday's Retail Sales data, which confirmed UK consumers are starting to feel the Brexit pinch, slipping for the third consecutive month, after hitting a 14-year high in October, leaving them to primarily to reflect on corporates due to report earnings or trading updates including Bovis Homes (BVS.L), Dorcaster (DAR.L), Feedback (FDBK.L), Fishing Republic (FISH.L) and Hammerson (HMSO.L). Overall, however, the UK markets are seen continuing to bask in the reflection of Friday Unilever bid with traders, who appear convinced that there is more to the Unilever story than presently meets the eye, seen pushing the FTSE-100 to a 20 point gain in early trading." - Barry Gibb, Research Analyst
SP Angel – Morning View
20 Feb 17
Condor Gold (CNR LN) – Raising £5.2m | FinnAust Mining* (FAM LN) BUY Target Price 15p – FinnAust consolidates holding in major asset | Gemfields (GEM LN) – Interim Report and Lusaka emerald auction update | Petra Diamonds (PDL LN) - Interim results and trading update | Plymouth Minerals (PLH AU) – 250m grading 1.01% lithium from first drill hole at San Jose in Spain | Premier African Minerals (PREM LN) – Intersections of mineralisation at Zulu | Stellar Diamonds (STEL LN) Suspended – Discussions to acquire Tonguma terminated in favour of tribute mining
Small Cap Breakfast
22 Dec 16
Ultimate Products—The Telegraph reports Jim McCarthy, former chief of Poundland has been appointed Chairman of Ultimate Products ahead of a £100m listing in H1 2017. Ultimate Products owns the Beldray cleaning brand and the licence to sell Russell Hobbs and Salter electrical products in the UK.
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.
Bang to rights
21 Mar 17
Tullow unexpectedly announced a US$750m rights issue on Friday at a 45.2% discount to the previous close. While this step confirms our investment thesis, the scale of the discount and the timing look like a slap in the face for investors and/or indicative of a weaker financial position than we are modelling. We publish revised estimates to reflect the impact of the issue and cut our Target Price to 215p per share (from 245p). We maintain our Hold recommendation.
Panmure Morning Note 22-03-2017
22 Mar 17
Acacia Mining and Endeavour Mining confirmed merger talks have now ended with Endeavour claiming an inability to “create adequate value for Endeavour shareholders”, most likely, we believe, given the disappointing ruling from the Tanzanian government on copper-gold concentrate sales. We were positive on the merger and believed a credible London listed Pan-African producer capable of challenging Randgold, would have been established. We make no change to our Hold recommendation today, and expect the shares to be marked lower in early trade.
South Disouq spuds
20 Mar 17
SDX Energy announced this morning that it has spudded the South Disouq (SD-1X) well in Egypt, targeting gas and oil across a number of intervals. This is a high impact event for SDX Energy, as current company 2P reserves of 4.7mmboe (post acquisition) would be dwarfed by success at South Disouq (we model a 65mmboe field of which SDX holds 55% WI), which could be developed quickly due to existing pipeline infrastructure passing through the block. Our valuation for South Disouq is 6.8p/share, although on success we would expect notable de-risking. Our core NAV is 42p with a full NAV (including South Disouq) of 57p/share. The well is due to take 30-45 days, so we would expect a result in mid late April.
GMP FirstEnergy ― UK Energy morning research package
17 Mar 17
Pacific Exploration & Production1,6 (PEN CN); BUY, C$72.00: 4Q16 results and improving outlook | Serinus Energy (SEN CN)1, 3; Speculative Buy, C$0.65: FY16 results | IGas Energy (IGAS LN) (not covered): Final terms of a previously announced proposed capital restructuring | Tullow Oil (TLW LN): HOLD, £3.10: Right Issue at a discount & CNOOC exercises pre-emption rights in Uganda