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Simon Thompson

Small-cap watch Simon Thompson highlights a pair of buying opportunities, and advises running profits on another three small cap companies that have hit his target prices. ...

06 December 2016

Simon Thompson

About Simon Thompson

Winning stock and trading ideas from the creator of the Bargain Portfolio

Recent articles

  1. Three small-cap value plays

    Three small-cap value plays

    05 December 2016

    A trio of small-cap companies have announced upbeat trading updates that point to further share price upside.

    Trading on a single-digit forward earnings multiple and offering a 5 per cent-plus prospective dividend yield, I can only see investors warming to the investment case as the company continues to build up a track record, evidence of which will be for all to see in next month's results.

  2. Aim delistings

    Aim delistings

    29 November 2016

    Two companies on Simon Thompson's watchlist are planning stock market exits

    There is no way I can possibly suggest voting in favour of the current merger arrangement and I will only change that view if the terms are sweetened significantly to include a higher cash consideration, and a considerably higher interest rate payable on the unsecured and unlisted PIK notes

  3. Currency winners

    Currency winners

    28 November 2016

    Simon Thompson highlights a raft of companies benefiting from sterling's decline

    Investors have yet to fully factor in the massive earnings upgrade as the shares are trading in line with book value, rated on a modest 8.4 times EPS estimates and offer a 3.3 per cent prospective dividend yield. I would also flag up that earnings estimates are solely based on rental income from the current portfolio and fund management fees on existing mandates, so the forecast risk is skewed to the upside.

  4. Property plays

    Property plays

    22 November 2016

    Two small cap property companies have just reported results, but only one is worth buying into.

    The company has just reported a 10 per cent rise in its net asset value to a record high, but the shares still trade on an unwarranted 33 per cent discount.

  5. Targeting record highs

    Targeting record highs

    21 November 2016

    A quartet of Simon Thompson’s small cap companies are targeting all-time share price highs

    The judge found for the plaintiffs effectively on all points which means not only is there is a case to answer, but the probability of ultimate success for Burford and its client has increased. In the event of a successful outcome, it’s worth noting the state has settled similar such cases at 50¢ on the dollar, so there is potential for a significant windfall payout for Burford's shareholders on the US$3bn action.

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