Share Talk – Steve Shares 26th August 2016


Welcome to Share Talk and Steve Shares. This publication is an interactive update on what’s happening over social media and the trending stocks that have made the news this week.

We highlight the coming news and events in connection to your investments and holdings. So if you think that a stock or share or a piece of news will be in the spotlight soon, let Steve Shares know by contacting me via direct message @slarratt1 or by Tweeting the hash tag below and tagging me in. It is easy, use the hash tag of #LST (Share Talk) and add your company’s ticker i.e. #LST88E and tag me @slarratt1 so I can see what you are wanting Steve Shares to feature and I can share for all to see.

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Trending this week


Thank you for the good feedback and your interaction after Steve Shares issue #6.

I have had several interactions from poster in relation to Ascent Resources #AST @sharesorter @robwalsh15 @faslam_aslam and myself interacted about the future potential at the GM on Monday this week. More about #AST in a moment. Thank you to those that interacted and shows how factual information can be passed to those external to their followers to potential new investors. Off the back of these interactions @sharesorter has contacted me and has done his research and sees it as a longer play as opposed to a trade and didn’t just jump in.

During the week I was asked by @djxforce to give thoughts on #SDX and by @MarcDicks to do a comparison of #MKA as compared to #BKY. I will be publishing these as a separate entity early next week for your perusal.

Whats hot? Whats not?

Ascent Resources (AST)

It has been a turbulent week for holders of Ascent Resources. With the approval of all resolutions approved on Monday there is now just a short period and a small funding gap before targeted production can start. With the different route to market being processed and production targeted for early next year what do you expect to happen?

In the near to short term in regards to funding? With the interactions after last weeks issue#5 of Steve Shares several posters believed that #AST would be the target of a potential takeover. What would be a fair buy out price if this was to happen? What potential suitors are out there looking at the prospect? With the drop in share price this week is now the time to phase in pre production, or pre takeover?

Let us know and comment via #lstast and tag me in @slarratt1

William Hill (WMH)

‘Steve Shares’ has followed the emerging story of William hill and their takeover offers on the table for a few weeks now. With deals just above their current value and with William Hill in the process of dealing with their internal makeover of their online processes, other companies interested in the brand needed to up their offers. These offers were not coming and Rank and 888 walked away from the offers. With the company goin through their internal changes and the BOD not even wanting to interact do you think the BOD know that bigger and better times are coming? Do you see value in investing in the company at present? With the low offers rejected do you see potentially other offers? What would be acceptable offers to holders?

Your thoughts and comments please on #lstwmh and tag me in @slarratt1

Entertainment One and ITV (ETO) (ITV)

The ITV offer for eOne has been a topic for discussion after the board rejected the offer because it fundamentally undervalues the company and its prospects. This week ITV officially walked away from any potential deal. With the share price of entertainment one dropping off the back of this news and drops over the and the management team of Entertainment One stating that it is unvalued at the takeover amount do you see value in Entertainment One? Do you see -value in ITV? Could any other suitors be in the pipeline for the company?

Are you a shareholder in either eOne or ITV? Let us know your thoughts on #lstitv or #lsteto and tag me in @slarratt1

88 Energy (88e)

Yet again In the run up to the results of the 2 and 3 dimensional interpretation, and possible further news in relation to joint venture partners to come, 88e is still a hot topic on social media. With gains in the share price from week to week what do you see the potential share price? What are your hopes and expectations from the next piece of news to come?

Your thoughts, comments and questions are welcomed on #lst88e tag me in @slarratt1

Strat Aero (AERO)

It has been a week of rises and falls for Strat Aero. Early this week on the back of news of the Civil Aviation Authorities announcement that it has granted National Qualified Status, the share price reacted accordingly and rose to recent new highs off the back of this news. The day after they announced an agreement to roll out training of their unmanned ariel training vehicles in Malaysia. Then the day after this they announced a placing at around 50% discount to the then current share price. Do you see any value in the company as an investment or is this a target to trade? Your comments please on #lstaero

My thought of the week

Having covered thoughts on the banks and the media in the post Brexit world we now live in I have had a look at the housing sector shares ofBarratt Developments (BDEV), Persimmon (PSN) and Taylor Wimpey. (TW.) This week has again seen market expectations surpassed as persimmon homes released first half profits up 29% with every aspect of the company improving. With interest rates dropped to all time lows the housing market still needs a high demand of houses to be built so looks to be buoyant over a longer time frame. The recent lows of the post Brexit scare look far behind them and as an approach to recent highs there are questions that need to be asked… Why the drops in the market caps when the fundamentals had not changed? With the companies paying pidends and the lower than recent highs is there still opportunity to see gains in the share prices over the foreseeable future?

Please comment on #lsthou and tag me in @slarratt1

Share Talk round up

This week on Conkers Corner

@conkers3 Welcomed Presenter and Host Zak Mir @ZaksTradersCafe. Zak has been working in the industry and has known what he has wanted since the early 80’s, Zak left the London School of Economics after less than two months, to pursue a job with a Stockbroker in Mayfair. Zak has been a Derivatives Broker.

Zak spent much of the 1990’s Day Trading using his self taught Technical Analyst skills.

Today Zak has a wealth of projects that Private Investors, Event Organisers, Publications and Shows call on when they want an intelligent affable Presenter, Host or Technical Analyst. He can be found regularly on multiple platforms and his very own Traders publication “Zaktraderscafe”. Listen now to gain insights into the many lessons that Zak has learnt during his years using Technical Analysis, trading Indices, Stocks and FX.

Listen to the interview here

Interviews and updates

My Investment Journey Part 6: by Stock Whittler (@dosh100)

This is the fifth part of an investment journey of someone that has been through the ups and downs of the stock markets, gain an insight as to the longer game of investing.

Read the interview here

London South East’s Share Views – Episode 4

Lse Share Talk presents The fourth episode of London South East’s TV Show for Traders and Investors: Share Views’.

Scott Grant, Director of London South East, and Chris Bailey, Founder of Financial Orbit, are interviewed by Zak Mir for ‘Share Views’ – London South East’s weekly Trader and Private Investor show.

Scott introduces the ‘QuickPicks’ Tools and Share Trading facility provided via, Chris discusses Mid and Large Cap shares of interest, including Volatile ‘Brexit’ plays and the FTSE250 outlook.

Watch the interview

Stellar Diamonds

LSE Share Talk interviewed Karl Smithson, CEO of Stellar Diamonds PLC (STEL) talks about the recent RNS about the potential acquisition.

Karl explains what this means for the company, the effect on the CAPEX and when they are planning production.

Listen to the interview here

MOD Resources (MTR 30% JV Partner)

MOD Resources Ltd announced further positive assay results from the Phase 1 resource area at T3 in the Kalahari Copper Belt, Botswana.

Assays were received from two batches of samples for seven deeper holes in the north-east section of the T3 Phase 1 resource area. Six of the latest resource holes intersected significant widths of copper and silver, similar to previously announced intersections in this area.

Read the report here

New EU Market Abuse Regulations overview

Certain types of behaviour, such as insider dealing and market manipulation, can amount to market abuse. Firms must have safeguards in place to identify and reduce the risk of market abuse and other financial crime. The UK’s civil market abuse regime aims to ensure the smooth functioning of the market for financial securities by curbing behaviours that distort the price of securities and harm investor confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the market.

At the EU-level, concerns of market distortion arising through regulatory arbitrage have led to the introduction of new harmonising measures in the form of an EU Regulation on Market Abuse (“MAR”). This briefing provides an overview of some of the key changes which came into affect on 3rd July 2016.

Read the overview here

London South East’s Share Views – Episode 5

The fifth episode of London South East’s new TV Show for Traders and Investors’: Share Views’.

This week, Zak Mir hosts a panel of contributors, discussing Cyber Crime, Cyber Security, and Cyber Defence.

Watch the presentation here

Whats on next week…

Any news flow due soon in the stocks and shares that you are investing in? Let me know your thoughts and comments #lstwon and tag me in@slarratt1 so I can know what is hot for the following week…

Article written by @slarratt1

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