Simon Thompson 

Simon Thompson's share recommendations in 2017

Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson
Simon Thompson's share recommendations in 2017

As a regular feature to my daily columns, I maintain an active archive of all the share recommendations I have made in an easy-to-access link page on our website. The list of articles is given in chronological order so that you can find the latest share recommendations easily, and it will be updated at the start of each week when all the new entries are added from the previous week. 

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I have written articles on the following companies so far in 2017:

  

■ Housebuilding sector ('Seeking alpha from the housebuilders', 4 Jan 2017)

■ Juridica : Buy at 18.5p ('Investment company watch', 5 Jan 2017)

■ BP Marsh & Partners:: Buy at 216p ('Investment company watch', 5 Jan 2017)

■ Burford Capital : Run profits at 617p ('Investment company watch', 5 Jan 2017)

■ Accrol: Buy at 139.25p, new target 155p to 160p ('A quartet of Aim-traded buys', 9 Jan 2017)

■ Cohort : Buy at 410p, new target 473p ('A quartet of Aim-traded buys', 9 Jan 2017)

■ Satellite Solutions Worldwide: Buy at 9.75p, new target 11.5p ('A quartet of Aim-traded buys', 9 Jan 2017)

■ MXC Capital : Buy at 1.8p ('A quartet of Aim-traded buys', 9 Jan 2017)

■ STM : Buy at 49p, target 70p ('Four trading plays', 16 Jan 2017)

■ Somero Enterprises : Buy at 240p, target 275p ('Four trading plays', 16 Jan 2017)

■ Bango : Buy at 86p, target 200p ('Four trading plays', 16 Jan 2017)

■ Stadium : Buy at 87p, target 120p ('Four trading plays', 16 Jan 2017)

■ Moss Bros : Buy at 103p ('In the ascent', 23 Jan 2017)

■ Gama Aviation : Buy at 175p, target 225p ('In the ascent', 23 Jan 2017)

■ Watkin Jones : Buy at 134.5p, new target 155p ('In the ascent', 23 Jan 2017)

■ Miton : Buy at 36p, new target 50p ('In the ascent', 23 Jan 2017)

■ Character Group : Buy at 520p, target 625p to 675p ('Value opportunities', 30 Jan 2017)

■ Safestyle : Take profits at 293p ('Value opportunities', 30 Jan 2017)

■ CareTech : Buy at 367, new target 412p to 450p ('Value opportunities', 30 Jan 2017)

■ Jarvis Securities : Buy at 370p, new target 425p ('Value opportunities', 30 Jan 2017)

■ First Property Group : Buy at 47p, target 56p ('A mandate for gains', 1 Feb 2017)

■ LMS Capital : Crystallise profits at 47p ('A mandate for gains', 1 Feb 2017)

■ Elegant Hotels: Buy at 83p, target 105p ('A mandate for gains', 1 Feb 2017)

■ Bowleven : Buy at 27.75p; BATM Advanced Communications : Buy at 18.25p; Avingtrans : Buy at 190p: Chariot Oil & Gas : Buy at 8.37p; Crossrider : Buy at 50p; Management Consulting Group : Buy at 6.5p; Tiso Blackstar : Buy at 55p; H&T : Buy at 284.5p; Manchester & London Investment Trust : Buy at 290p; Cenkos Securities : Buy at 93p ('Bargain Shares 2017', 3 Feb 2017)

■ Juridica : Hold at 21.5p; Mind + Machines: Buy at 9.75p; Volvere : Buy at 530p; Oakley Capital : Buy at 161p; Bioquell : Buy at 133p; Gresham House Strategic: Buy at 815p: Gresham House : Buy at 305p; Walker Crips : Hold at 40p; French Connection : Buy at 33.75 ('How the 2016 Bargain Share Portfolio fared', 3 Feb 2017)

■ 32Red : Buy at 155p, target 186p ('Exploiting undervalued situations', 6 Feb 2017)

■ Henry Boot : Buy at 211p ('Exploiting undervalued situations', 6 Feb 2017)

■ Cello : Buy at 106p, target 125p to 130p ('Exploiting undervalued situations', 6 Feb 2017)

■ Epwin : Buy at 106p, target 140p ('Exploiting undervalued situations', 6 Feb 2017)

■ FTSE 350 housebuilders: Run first-quarter profits ('Building gains', 14 Feb 2016)

■ Telford Homes : Buy at 355p ('Building gains', 14 Feb 2016)

 Inland Homes : Buy at 62.5p, target 80p ('Building gains', 14 Feb 2016)

■ Urban&Civic : Buy at 225p ('Building gains', 14 Feb 2016)

■ Netplay TV : Reject bid ('Building gains', 14 Feb 2016)

■ AB Dynamics : Run profits at 600p and place trailing 10 per cent stop-loss ('Building gains', 14 Feb 2016)

■ 1pm : Buy at 60p, target 85p ('Funded for growth', 15 Feb 2017)

■ K3 Business Technology : Hold for recovery at 255p ('Funded for growth', 15 Feb 2017)

■ Amino Technologies : Buy at 193p, raised target 220p ('In the ascent', 20 Feb 2017)

■ Jarvis Securities : Buy at 405p, raised target 475p ('In the ascent', 20 Feb 2017)

■ Avation : Buy at 205p, raised target 250p ('In the ascent', 20 Feb 2017)

■ Bowleven : Buy at 33p ('Shareholder activism', 22 Feb 2017)

■ Alpha Real Trust: Buy at 112p, new target 130p ('Shareholder activism', 22 Feb 2017)

■ Kromek : Buy at 25p, target 34p ('Follow the smart money', 27 Feb 2017)

■ 32Red : Bank 313 per cent profit and sell in market ('Full house', 28 Feb 2017)

■ Crystal Amber : Run profits at 232p ('Full house', 28 Feb 2017)

■ WH Ireland : Buy at 130p ('Full house', 28 Feb 2017)

■ Avingtrans : Buy at 215p ('Engineering reratings', 6 Mar 2017)

■ Trifast : Run profits at 204p ('Engineering reratings', 6 Mar 2017)

■ First Property : Buy at 48p, target 56p ('Engineering reratings', 6 Mar 2017)

■ Record : Buy at 40p ('Engineering reratings', 6 Mar 2017)

■ Burford Capital : Ahead of results, run 389 per cent profits at 715p ('Running bumper gains', 7 Mar 2017)

■ Conygar : Run profits at 176p ('Running bumper gains', 7 Mar 2017)

■ Palace Capital : Buy at 355p, upgraded target 400p ('Running bumper gains', 7 Mar 2017)

■ Lombard Risk Management : Buy at 9p, target 18p ('Banking on regulation', 13 Mar 2017)

■ Bioquell : Buy at 135p, target 180p ('Five value opportunities', 15 Mar 2017)

■ BATM Advanced Communications : Buy at 18.25p, target 25p ('Five value opportunities', 15 Mar 2017)

■ Stadium : Buy at 107p, target 130p ('Five value opportunities', 15 Mar 2017)

■ STM : Buy at 38p ('Five value opportunities', 15 Mar 2017)

■ H&T : Buy at 283p, target 375p ('Five value opportunities', 15 Mar 2017)

■ Somero Enterprises: Buy at 282p, raised target 325p ('Going for growth', 20 Mar 2017)

■ Miton Group: Buy at 40p, raised target 50p ('Going for growth', 20 Mar 2017)

■ Bango: Buy at 105p, target 200p ('Going for growth', 20 Mar 2017)

■ French Connection: Buy at 36.5p ('Going for growth', 20 Mar 2017)

■ Crossrider: Buy at 68p ('Going for growth', 20 Mar 2017)

■ GreshamHouse: Buy at 325p, target 400p ('Four small-cap buys', 21 Mar 2017)

■ Private & CommercialFinance: Buy at 27p, take up open offer, target 35p to 40p ('Four small-cap buys', 21 Mar 2017)

■ Avation: Buy at 220p, conservative target 250p ('Four small-cap buys', 21 Mar 2017)

■ Bowleven: Buy at 35.5p, new target 50p ('Four small-cap buys', 21 Mar 2017)

■ Cello : Buy at 122p, conservative target 130p ('Eight small-cap plays', 27 Mar 2017)

■ Faroe Petroleum : Medium-term buy at 91.75p, target 115p ('Eight small-cap plays', 27 Mar 2017)

■ Mind + Machines: Buy at 9p ('Eight small-cap plays', 27 Mar 2017)

■ Volvere : Run profits at 585p ('Eight small-cap plays', 27 Mar 2017)

■ Manx Telecom : Buy at 197p, target 225p ('Eight small-cap plays', 27 Mar 2017)

■ Arbuthnot Banking Group : Run profits at 1,459p ('Eight small-cap plays', 27 Mar 2017)

■ PV Crystalox Solar : Hold at 21.75p ahead of arbitration ruling ('Eight small-cap plays', 27 Mar 2017)

■ Satellite Solutions Worldwide: Buy at 8.25p, new target 10.5p ('Eight small-cap plays', 27 Mar 2017)

■ CareTech : Buy at 362p, target 412p to 450p ('Five small-cap buys', 29 Mar 2017)

■ Moss Bros : Buy at 101p, target 130p ('Five small-cap buys', 29 Mar 2017)

■ Gama Aviation : Buy at 218p, target 250p ('Five small-cap buys', 29 Mar 2017)

■ Watkin Jones : Buy at 145.5p, target 165p to 170p ('Five small-cap buys', 29 Mar 2017)

■ Marwyn Value Investors : Buy at 135p ('Five small-cap buys', 29 Mar 2017)

■ Chariot Oil & Gas : Bank 111 per cent profit on two thirds of holding ('Bargain Shares on a tear', 3 Apr 2017)

■ Bowleven : Buy at 35.75p, target 50p ('Bargain shares on a tear', 3 Apr 2017)

■ Tiso Blackstar: Buy at 64p, target 87p ('Bargain shares on a tear', 3 Apr 2017)

■ Management Consulting Group : Run profits at 8.1p ('Bargain shares on a tear', 3 Apr 2017)

■ Cenkos Securities : Buy at 94p ('Bargain shares on a tear', 3 Apr 2017)

■ Manchester & London Investment Trust : Buy at 357p ('Bargain shares on a tear', 3 Apr 2017)

■ Avingtrans : Buy at 238p ('Bargain shares on a tear', 3 Apr 2017)

■ FTSE 350 housebuilders: Crystallise 13.9 per cent first-quarter profit ('Taking profits and running gains', 4 Apr 2017)

■ Inland : Buy at 61p, target 80p ('Taking profits and running gains', 4 Apr 2017)

■ Telford Homes : Run profits at 369p ('Taking profits and running gains', 4 Apr 2017)

■ Urban&Civic : Buy at 239.5p ahead of results ('Taking profits and running gains', 4 Apr 2017)

■ First Property : Buy at 50p ahead of results ('Taking profits and running gains', 4 Apr 2017)

■ Juridica : Sell at 14p ('Taking profits and running gains', 4 Apr 2017)

■ Burford Capital : Run profits at 810p ('On the case', 10 Apr 2017)

■ Flowtech Fluidpower : Buy at 143p, new target 170p ('On the case', 10 Apr 2017)

■ Somero Enterprises : Top slice and sell half at 315p, run balance for free ('On the case', 10 Apr 2017)

■ Local Shopping REIT : Run profits at 32.5p, minimum target 36p ('Value opportunities', 11 Apr 2017)

■ Gresham House Strategic: Buy at 855p ('Value opportunities', 11 Apr 2017)

■ easyHotel : Buy at 89p, target 120p ('Value opportunities', 11 Apr 2017)

■ AB Dynamics : Take profits at 625p ('Taking profits', 18 Apr 2017)

■ Cineworld : Top slice and run profits on balance at 670p ('Taking profits', 18 Apr 2017)

■ Renew Holdings : Top slice and run profits on balance at 470p ('Taking profits', 18 Apr 2017)

■ Cohort : Top slice and run profits on balance at 460p ('Taking profits', 18 Apr 2017)

■ Cambridge Cognition : Buy at 87p, target 130p ('Positive thinking', 19 Apr 2017)

■ BP Marsh & Partners: Buy at 200p, target 230p ('Four undervalued growth plays', 24 Apr 2017)

■ Cenkos Securities : Buy at 107p, target 150p ('Four undervalued growth plays', 24 Apr 2017)

■ Henry Boot : Buy at 245p, target 300p ('Four undervalued growth plays', 24 Apr 2017)

■ Lombard Risk Management : Buy at 13.25p, upgraded target 20p ('Four undervalued growth plays', 24 April 2017)

■ Oakley Capital : Buy at 155p ('Investment company watch', 25 Apr 2017)

■ Crystal Amber : Run profits at 240p ('Investment company watch', 25 Apr 2017)

■ Record : Buy at 42p ('Investment company watch', 25 Apr 2017)

■ Watkin Jones : Run profits at 176p ('Hitting target prices', 2 May 2017)

■ Amino Technologies : Top slice at 215p and run profits on balance ('Hitting target prices', 2 May 2017)

■ Trifast : Top slice at 222p and run profits on balance ('Hitting target prices', 2 May 2017)

■ Accrol : Buy at 151p, new target price 180p ('Hitting target prices', 2 May 2017)

■ Epwin : Buy at 123p, target price 140p ('Hitting target prices', 2 May 2017)

■ Jarvis Securities : Buy at 460p, new target 525p ('Five small-cap opportunities', 23 May 2017)

■ Bilby : Buy at 67p, target 85p to 90p ('Five small-cap opportunities', 23 May 2017)

■ Marwyn Value Investors : Buy at 162p, target 180p ('Five small-cap opportunities', 23 May 2017)

■ Avation : Buy at 203p, target 250p ('Five small-cap opportunities', 23 May 2017)

■ 1pm : Buy at 50p and take up open offer at 45p ('Five small-cap opportunities', 23 May 2017)

■ easyHotel : Buy at 99p, target 120p ('Small-cap trading updates', 24 May 2017)

■ Bioquell : Buy at 166p, target 180p ('Small cap trading updates', 24 May 2017)

■ Renew Holdings : Run profits at 462p ('Small-cap trading updates', 24 May 2017)

■ Alpha Real Trust: Run profits at 126p ('Small-cap trading updates', 24 May 2017)

■ K3 Business Technology : Hold for recovery at 157p ('Small-cap trading updates', 24 May 2017)

■ Cello : Run profits at 137p ('Five growth opportunities', 30 May 2017)

■ Stadium : Run profits at 134p ('Five growth opportunities', 30 May 2017)

■ Lombard Risk Management : Buy at 13.75p, target 20p ('Five growth opportunities', 30 May 2017)

■ Henry Boot : Buy at 300p, new target 330p to 350p ('Five growth opportunities', 30 May 2017)

■ STM : Buy at 40p ('Five growth opportunities', 30 May 2017)

■ Bowleven : Buy at 30.75p ('Corporate activity boosts Bargain shares', 31 May 2017)

■ Oakley Capital : Buy at 173p ('Corporate activity boosts Bargain shares', 31 May 2017)

■ Mind + Machines: Buy at 11.25p ('Corporate activity boosts Bargain shares', 31 May 2017)

■ Volvere : Run profits at 780p ('Corporate activity boosts Bargain shares', 31 May 2017)

■ Gresham House Strategic: Buy at 880p ('Corporate activity boosts Bargain shares', 31 May 2017)

■ Burford Capital : Run profits at 912p ('Running profits and banking gains', 5 Jun 2017)

■ Moss Bros : Run profits at 113p ('Running profits and banking gains', 5 Jun 2017)

■ Telford Homes : Run profits at 412p ('Running profits and banking gains', 5 Jun 2017)

■ Sanderson : Take profits at 79p ('Running profits and banking gains', 5 Jun 2017)

■ Somero Enterprises : Take profits at 296p ('Running profits and banking gains', 5 Jun 2017)

■ Bango : Buy at 143p, target 200p ('On the money', 7 Jun 2017)

■ Private & Commercial Finance : Buy at 23p, target 35p ('On the money', 7 Jun 2017)

■ B.P. Marsh & Partners: Buy at 215p, new target 250p ('On the money', 7 Jun 2017)

■ Watkin Jones : Run profits at 176p ('On the money', 7 Jun 2017)

■ Ramsden Holdings: Buy at 134p, target 180p ('A jewel in the north', 12 Jun 2017)

■ Mind + Machines: Buy at 12p ('Small-cap gems', 13 Jun 2017)

■ First Property Group : Run profits at 53p ('Small-cap gems', 13 Jun 2017)

■ Kromek : Run profits at 31.5p ('Small-cap gems', 13 Jun 2017)

■ Cambridge Cognition : Run profits at 120p ('Small-cap gems', 13 Jun 2017)

■ K3 Business Technology : Crystallise loss at 150p ('Small-cap gems', 13 Jun 2017)

■ Conygar : Run profits at 180p ('Running property gains', 19 Jun 2017)

■ Urban&Civic : Run profits at 265p ('Running property gains', 19 Jun 2017)

■ Palace Capital : Run profits at 380p ('Running property gains', 19 Jun 2017)

■ Local Shopping REIT : Run profits at 32.5p ('Running property gains', 19 Jun 2017)

■ London & Associated Properties : Crystallise loss at 23p ('Running property gains', 19 Jun 2017)

■ Elegant Hotels: Buy at 95p, first target 105p ('Check into small-cap value plays', 20 Jun 2017)

■ MXC Capital : Buy at 1.65p, first target 2.05p ('Check into small-cap value plays', 20 Jun 2017)

■ CareTech : Run profits at 440p ('Check into small-cap value plays', 20 Jun 2017)

■ Record : Run profits at 47p ('Check into small-cap value plays', 20 Jun 2017)

■ Alpha Real Trust: Run profits at 127p ('Check into small-cap value plays', 20 Jun 2017)

■ Burford Capital : Bank profits on two thirds at 895p, run profits on balance ('Top-slicing and running profits', 26 Jun 2017)

■ Manchester & London Investment Trust : Bank profits on half at 366.25p, run profits on balance ('Top-slicing and running profits', 26 Jun 2017)

■ Watkin Jones : Buy at 195p, new target 225p ('Top-slicing and running profits', 26 Jun 2017)

■ Cenkos Securities : Buy at 97p ('Top-slicing and running profits', 26 Jun 2017)

■ WH Ireland : Buy at 135p ('Top-slicing and running profits', 26 Jun 2017)

■ Bilby : Buy at 78p, initial target 85p to 90p (‘A trio of small-cap buys’, 27 Jun 2017)

■ Inland : Buy at 57p, target 80p (‘A trio of small-cap buys’, 27 Jun 2017)

■ Avingtrans : Buy at 218p (‘A trio of small-cap buys’, 27 Jun 2017)

Kromek : Run profits at 33p (‘Four small-cap plays’, 3 Jul 2017)

Gama Aviation: Buy at 240p, raised target 275p to 300p (‘Four small-cap plays’, 3 Jul 2017)

Satellite Solutions Worldwide: Buy at 7.25p, target 10.5p (‘Four small-cap plays’, 3 Jul 2017)

Molins: Buy at 138p (‘Four small-cap plays’, 3 Jul 2017)

GYG: Buy at listing and 150p target price (‘Floating a profitable passage’, 4 Jul 2017)

■ 1pm: Buy at 44p (‘A trio of small-cap buys’, 10 Jul 2017)

■ Solid State: Buy at 410p, target 480p (‘A trio of small-cap buys’, 10 Jul 2017)

■ Avation: Strong buy at 220p, raised target 275p (‘A trio of small-cap buys’, 10 Jul 2017)

Bango : Buy at 190p (On the upgrade’, 18 Jul 2017)

STM : Buy at 52p, target 70p(‘On the upgrade’, 18 Jul 2017)

Miton : Buy at 43p, target 50p(‘On the upgrade’, 18 Jul 2017)

First Property Group : Buy at 56p, new target 65p(‘On the upgrade’, 18 Jul 2017)

Walker Crips : Buy at 43p(‘Value opportunities’, 19 Jul 2017)

Stadium : Run profits at 133p (‘Value opportunities’, 19 Jul 2017)

PV Crystalox : Hold at 22.5p (‘Value opportunities’, 19 Jul 2017)

Inland Homes : Buy at 59p, target 80p (‘Value opportunities’, 19 Jul 2017)

Gama Avation : Buy at 250p, target range 275p to 300p (‘Value opportunities’, 19 Jul 2017)

Arbuthnot Banking Group : Buy at 1252p, target 1533p (‘Value opportunities’, 19 Jul 2017)

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