Simon Thompson 

Simon Thompson’s share recommendations in 2018

Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson

As a regular feature to my daily columns, I maintain an active archive of all the share recommendations I have given this year in chronological order so that you can find the latest ones easily. The list is updated at the start of each week when all the new entries are added from the previous week. The archived list for 2017 can be viewed here.

In 2018, I have written articles on the following companies to date:

Gresham House Strategic: Buy at 965p, new target 1,100p (‘Seeking ‘value’ opportunities’, 26 Jun 2018)

Bioquell: Buy at 325p, new target 450p (‘Bug busting buying opportunity’, 25 Jun 2018)

■ Cambridge CognitionRun profits at 173p (‘Cambridge Cognition gains recognition’, 19 Jun 2018)

■ Alpha Real Trust: Buy at 132p (‘Seeking more alpha’, 19 Jun 2018)

■ Volvere: Run profits at 940p (‘Volvere’s record results’, 19 Jun 2018)

■ Bango: Buy at 157p (‘Bango dials the right tune in Chile’, 18 Jun 2018)

■ First Property Group: Buy at 50p, target 65p (‘Profit from the deal of the year’, 14 Jun 2018)

BP Marsh & Partners: Buy at 284p, new target 339p (‘Corporate activity to boost BP Marsh’, 12 Jun 2018)

Inland Homes: Buy at 70p ('Inland homing in on land deals', 12 Jun 2018)

Marwyn Value Investors: Buy at 148p ('Marwyn in the money’, 12 Jun 2018)

Ramsdens Holdings: Buy at 197p, new target 225p ('Ramsdens upgrades yet again', 11 Jun 2018)

BATM Communications: Buy at 26.3p, new target 50p ('Profit from 5GM with BATM', 8 June 2018)

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Telford Homes: Buy at 463p (‘Small-caps on solid foundations’, 5 Jun 2018)

Urban&Civic: Buy at 332p (‘Small-caps on solid foundations’, 5 Jun 2018)

Henry Boot : Buy at 304p (‘Small-caps on solid foundations’, 5 Jun 2018)

FTSE 350 housebuilders: Close out trade(‘Small-caps on solid foundations’, 5 Jun 2018)

Gama Aviation: Hold at 206p (‘Gama shares hit turbulence’, 5 Jun 2018)

Marwyn Value Investors: Buy at 132p, target 180p to 190p (‘Marwyn’s buying opportunity’, 4 Jun 2018)

Flowtech Fluidpower: Buy at 159p, target 205p (‘Flowtech’s fluid performance underrated’, 1 Jun 2018)

Local Shopping Reit: Buy at 32p, target 36p (‘Local Shopping REIT investment on track’, 29 May 2018)

PCF: Buy at 42p (‘Banking on PCF’, 29 May 2018)

easyHotel: Buy at 124p, target 140p (‘easyHotel cashed up for expansion’, 29 May 2018)

■ Bloomsbury Publishing: Run profits at 230p (‘Bloomsbury's magical results’, 24 May 2018)

■ Watkin Jones: Buy at 213.5p, new target 250p (‘Watkin Jones building up’, 24 May 2018)

■ Elegant Hotels: Buy at 85p ('Elegant Hotels on track for recovery', 22 May 2018)

■ Epwin: Sell at 79p ('Calling time on Epwin ', 22 May 2018)

■ Gresham House shareholder warrants: Buy at 125p, target 177p ('Gresham warrants offer a geared play', 22 May 2018)

■ Conygar: Buy at 165p, target 190p ('Conygar results highlight value' , 22 May 2018)

Miton Group: Run profits at 52.5p, new target 60p (‘Running gains’, 21 May 2018)

Faroe Petroleum: Run profits at 150p (‘Running gains’, 21 May 2018)

Kape Technologies: Run profits at 124p (‘Running gains’, 21 May 2018)

WH Ireland: Buy at 115p, target 175p (‘Running gains’, 21 May 2018)

Parkmead: Buy at 63p, new target 85p (‘Running gains’, 21 May 2018)

U+I: Buy at 227p (‘Bargain Shares: another chance to bag some bargains’14 May 2018)

Mpac: Buy at 198p, target 250p (‘Bargain Shares: another chance to bag some bargains’14 May 2018)

Sylvania Platinum: Buy at 17.75p, target 26p (‘Bargain Shares: another chance to bag some bargains’14 May 2018)

Titon: Buy at 204p, target 250p (‘Bargain Shares: another chance to bag some bargains’14 May 2018)

Conygar: Buy at 155p, target 190p (‘Bargain Shares: another chance to bag some bargains’14 May 2018)

Crystal Amber: Buy at 220p (‘Bargain Shares: Another chance to bag some bargains Part II’, 16 May 2018)

Gresham House: Buy at 424p, target 500p (‘Bargain Shares: Another chance to bag some bargains Part II’, 16 May 2018)

Gresham House Strategic: Buy at 850p, target 1,000p (‘Bargain Shares: Another chance to bag some bargains Part II’, 16 May 2018)

PV Crystalox Solar: Hold  at 22.5p (‘Bargain Shares: Another chance to bag some bargains Part II’, 16 May 2018)

Oakley Capital: Buy at 177p (‘Bargain Shares: Another chance to bag some bargains Part II’, 16 May 2018)

Arbuthnot Banking Group: Buy at 1,530p (‘Bargain Shares: Another chance to bag some bargains Part II’, 16 May 2018)

■ Satellite Solutions Worldwide: Buy at 8.7p, target 11p (‘Strategic acquisitions’, 9 May 2018)

■ Minds + Machines: Sell at 7.5p (‘Strategic acquisitions’, 9 May 2018)

Chariot Oil & Gas: Run profits at 8.7p (‘Strategic acquisitions’, 9 May 2018)

■ Kromek: Buy at 24.3p, target 34p (‘Strategic acquisitions’, 9 May 2018)

Character: Buy at 480p, target 550p (‘Five small-caps with Character’, 30 Apr 2018)

Trifast: Top-slice at 275p and run profits on balance (‘Five small-caps with Character’, 30 Apr 2018)

Record: Buy at 43p (‘Five small-caps with Character’, 30 Apr 2018)

U+I: Buy at 215p (‘Five small-caps with Character’, 30 Apr 2018)

FTSE 350 housebuilders: Run with trade into May (‘Five small-caps with Character’, 30 Apr 2018)

GYG : Buy 123p, target 170p (‘From yachts to clean energy’, 23 Apr 2018)

Telford Homes: Buy 439p, target 500p (‘From yachts to clean energy’, 23 Apr 2018)

Scisys: Run profits at 155p, new target 170p (‘From yachts to clean energy’, 23 Apr 2018)

Solid State: Sell at 276p (‘From yachts to clean energy’, 23 Apr 2018)

First Property: Buy at 49p, target 65p (‘From yachts to clean energy’, 23 Apr 2018)

Leaf Clean Energy: Hold at 22p (‘From yachts to clean energy’, 23 Apr 2018)

French Connection: Buy at 54p (‘Riding earnings momentum’, 16 Apr 2018)

Kape Technologies: Run profits at 108p (‘Riding earnings momentum’, 16 Apr 2018)

Ramsdens: Buy at 185p, target 210p (‘Riding earnings momentum’, 16 Apr 2018)

Cambridge Cognition: Buy at 127p, target 160p (‘Riding earnings momentum’, 16 Apr 2018)

Alpha Real Trust: Buy at 127p (‘Riding earnings momentum’, 16 Apr 2018)

■ Faroe Petroleum: Buy at 121.5p, new target 141p (‘Hitting pay dirt’, 9 Apr 2018)

■ Parkmead Group: Buy at 41p (‘Hitting pay dirt’, 9 Apr 2018)

■ Bowleven: Take profits on half holding at 33.75p and run profits on balance ahead of drilling news (‘Hitting pay dirt’, 9 Apr 2018)

■ CareTech: Buy at 389p (‘Hitting pay dirt’, 9 Apr 2018)

■ Watkin Jones: Trading buy at 190p (‘Hitting pay dirt’, 9 Apr 2018)

Urban&Civic: Buy at 307p (‘Housebuilders trading updates’ 4 Apr 2018)

Inland Homes: Buy at 60p (‘Housebuilders trading updates’ 4 Apr 2018)

Henry Boot : Buy at 305p (‘Housebuilders trading updates’ 4 Apr 2018)

FTSE 350 housebuilders: Run positions into April (‘Housebuilders trading updates’ 4 Apr 2018)

Scisys: Buy at 132p, target 155p (‘On a profitable earnings beat’, 3 Apr 2018)

STM: Buy at 57p, target 75p (‘On a profitable earnings beat’, 3 Apr 2018)

Shore Capital: Buy at 270p (‘On a profitable earnings beat’, 3 Apr 2018)

Cenkos Securities: Take profits 110p (‘On a profitable earnings beat’, 3 Apr 2018)

Arena Events: Buy at 62.5p, target 88p ('Alpha company research', 26 Mar 2018)

■ Flowtech Fluidpower: Buy at 162p, target 205p (‘Profit from corporate activity’, 26 Mar 2018)

Satellite Solutions Worldwide: Buy at 8.5p, target 11p (‘Profit from corporate activity’, 26 Mar 2018)

Faroe Petroleum: Buy at 106p, initial target 116p (‘Profit from corporate activity’, 26 Mar 2018)

Cambridge Cognition: Buy at 118p, target 160p (‘Profit from corporate activity’, 26 Mar 2018)

Strix: Buy at 133p, target 165p (‘Profit from corporate activity’, 26 Mar 2018)

Cello: Take profits at 117p (‘Profit from corporate activity’, 26 Mar 2018)

■ Miton: Buy at 43p, new target 55p (‘Small-cap earnings beats’, 21 Mar 2018)

■ Bloomsbury Publishing: Run profits at 184p (‘Small-cap earnings beats’, 21 Mar 2018)

■ Gama Aviation: Buy at 257p, target 325p (‘Small-cap earnings beats’, 21 Mar 2018)

■ PV Crystalox Solar: Hold at 21p (‘Small-cap earnings beats’, 21 Mar 2018)

■ easyHotel: Buy at 115p, target 140p (‘Small-cap earnings beats’, 21 Mar 2018)

Burford Capital: Run profits at 1,458p (‘Hitting record highs’, 19 Mar 2018)

Paragon: Run profits at 493p (‘Hitting record highs’, 19 Mar 2018)

Cineworld: Buy at 240p, target 280p (‘Hitting record highs’, 19 Mar 2018)

Bango: Buy at 171p (‘Hitting record highs’, 19 Mar 2018)

Manx Telecom: Buy at 184p (‘Hitting record highs’, 19 Mar 2018)

Trifast: Run profits at 259p, target 275p (‘Bargain Shares: Beating the market Part II’, 14 Mar 2018)

■ Kape Technologies: Buy at 78p, target 100p (‘Bargain Shares: Beating the market Part II’, 14 Mar 2018)

■ Tiso Blackstar: Transfer holding to South African Share Register (‘Bargain Shares: Beating the market Part II’, 14 Mar 2018)

■ French Connection: Buy at 42p (‘Bargain Shares: Beating the market Part II’, 14 Mar 2018)

■ H&T: Buy at 353p, target 400p (‘Bargain Shares: Beating the market Part II’, 14 Mar 2018)

BATM Advanced Communications : Buy at 25.25p, target 33p to 33p (‘Bargain Shares: Beating the market’, 12 Mar 2018)

U+I: Buy at 200p (‘Bargain Shares: Beating the market’, 12 Mar 2018)

PCF: Buy at 31p (‘Bargain Shares: Beating the market’, 12 Mar 2018)

Mpac: Buy at 175p, target 250p (‘Bargain Shares: Beating the market’, 12 Mar 2018)

Volvere: Run profits at 1,000p (‘Bargain Shares: Beating the market’, 12 Mar 2018)

Bioquell: Run profits at 330p (‘Bargain Shares: Beating the market’, 12 Mar 2018)

Oakley Capital: Buy at 165p (‘Bargain Shares: Beating the market’, 12 Mar 2018)

Walker Crips: Buy at 38p (‘Bargain Shares: Beating the market’, 12 Mar 2018)

Arbuthnot Banking: Buy at 1,280p, target 1,533p (‘Bargain Shares: Beating the market’, 12 Mar 2018)

Mountview Estates: Sell at 10,500p (‘Bargain Shares: Beating the market’, 12 Mar 2018)

Local Shopping REIT: Buy at 31.8p, target 36p (Alpha company research, 5 Mar 2018)

Avation: Buy at 230p, target 275p (‘On the earnings beat’, 5 Mar 2018)

Chariot Oil & Gas: Take-up open offer at 13p (‘On the earnings beat’, 5 Mar 2018)

Sylvania Platinum: Buy at 16p (‘On the earnings beat’, 5 Mar 2018)

Avingtrans: Buy at 230p, target 275p (‘On the earnings beat’, 5 Mar 2018)

Gresham House: Buy at 410p, target 460p (‘On the earnings beat’, 5 Mar 2018)

First Property: Buy at 45p (‘Repeat buying opportunities’, 26 Feb 2018)

Bilby: Buy at 110p, target 135p (‘Repeat buying opportunities’, 26 Feb 2018)

Jarvis Securities: Run profits at 510p (‘Repeat buying opportunities’, 26 Feb 2018)

■ Gama Aviation: Buy at 258p, target 325p (‘Running the slide rule’, 19 Feb 2018)

■ Stadium: Accept 120p cash offer (‘Running the slide rule’, 19 Feb 2018)

■ Lombard Risk Management: Accept 13p cash offer (‘Running the slide rule’, 19 Feb 2018)

■ Epwin: Hold at 86.25p (‘Running the slide rule’, 19 Feb 2018)

■ Faroe Petroleum: Buy at 102p (‘Running the slide rule’, 19 Feb 2018)

■ BP Marsh & Partners : Buy at 260p, target 300p (‘Investment company watch’, 12 Feb 2018)

■ Gresham House: Buy at 400p, target 460p (‘Investment company watch’, 12 Feb 2018)

■ Gresham House Strategic: Buy at 840p, target 1,000p (‘Investment company watch’, 12 Feb 2018)

■ Leaf Clean Energy: Hold at 27p (‘Investment company watch’, 12 Feb 2018)

■ PV Crystalox Solar: Hold at 20.5p (‘Investment company watch’, 12 Feb 2018)

■ WH Ireland : Buy at 128p, target 175p (‘Enlightening calls’, 5 Feb 2018)

■ easyHotel: Hold at 117p (‘Enlightening calls’, 5 Feb 2018)

■ Minds + Machines: Buy at 9p (‘Enlightening calls’, 5 Feb 2018)

■ Satellite Solutions Worldwide: Buy at 8.4p, target 11p (‘Enlightening calls’, 5 Feb 2018)

■ Mpac: Buy at 158p (‘Bargain shares for 2018’, 2 Feb 2018)

■ Crystal Amber : Buy at 210p (‘Bargain shares for 2018’, 2 Feb 2018)

■ Shore Capital: Buy at 216p (‘Bargain shares for 2018’, 2 Feb 2018)

■ Conygar: Buy at 158p (‘Bargain shares for 2018’, 2 Feb 2018)

■ PCF : Buy at 27p (‘Bargain shares for 2018’, 2 Feb 2018)

■ Titon Holdings: Buy at 160p (‘Bargain shares for 2018’, 2 Feb 2018)

■ Parkmead Group: Buy at 36.4p (‘Bargain shares for 2018’, 2 Feb 2018)

■ Sylvania Platinum: Buy at 14.5p (‘Bargain shares for 2018’, 2 Feb 2018)

■ U and I Group: Buy at 206p (‘Bargain shares for 2018’, 2 Feb 2018)

■ Record  : Buy at 43.4p (‘Bargain shares for 2018’, 2 Feb 2018)

■ Chariot Oil & Gas: Run profits at 22p (‘How the 2017 Bargain Shares Portfolio fared’, 2 Feb 2018)

■ Crossrider: Buy at 79p (‘How the 2017 Bargain Shares Portfolio fared’, 2 Feb 2018)

■ Cenkos Securities : Buy at 117p (‘How the 2017 Bargain Shares Portfolio fared’, 2 Feb 2018)

■ BATM Advanced Communications: Buy at 26.25p (‘How the 2017 Bargain Shares Portfolio fared’, 2 Feb 2018)

■ Manchester & London: Hold at 479p (‘How the 2017 Bargain Shares Portfolio fared’, 2 Feb 2018)

■ H&T: Buy at 360p (‘How the 2017 Bargain Shares Portfolio fared’, 2 Feb 2018)

■ Avingtrans: Buy at 228p (‘How the 2017 Bargain Shares Portfolio fared’, 2 Feb 2018)

■ Bowleven: Buy at 32.35p(‘How the 2017 Bargain Shares Portfolio fared’, 2 Feb 2018)

■ Management Consulting: Sell at 6p (‘How the 2017 Bargain Shares Portfolio fared’, 2 Feb 2018)

■ Tiso Blackstar: Hold at 47p (‘How the 2017 Bargain Shares Portfolio fared’, 2 Feb 2018)

■ Flowtech Fluidpower: Buy at 176.5p, new target 205p (‘Primed for gains’, 29 Jan 2018)

■ Scisys: Buy at 130p, target 155p (‘Primed for gains’, 29 Jan 2018)

■ Strix: Buy at 149p, target 150p to 165p (‘Primed for gains’, 29 Jan 2018)

■ STM: Buy at 50p, target 70p (‘Primed for gains’, 29 Jan 2018)

■ Gama Aviation: Buy at 260p, target 325p (‘Primed for gains’, 29 Jan 2018)

■ Character Group: Hold 460p (‘Primed for gains’, 29 Jan 2018)

■ Burford Capital : Run profits at 1,205p ('Six small-cap plays', 22 Jan 2018)

■ Watkin Jones: Buy at 207.5p ('Six small-cap plays', 22 Jan 2018)

■ Bilby: Buy at 108p, first target 120p ('Six small-cap plays', 22 Jan 2018)

■ Cambridge Cognition: Run profits at 120p ('Six small-cap plays', 22 Jan 2018)

■ Bango : Buy at 217p, target 300p ('Six small-cap plays', 22 Jan 2018)

■ 1pm: Buy at 52p ('Six small-cap plays', 22 Jan 2018)

■ Lombard Risk Management: Accept 13p a share cash offer (‘Exceeding expectations’, 15 Jan 2018)

■ Bioquell: Run profits at 332p (‘Exceeding expectations’, 15 Jan 2018)

■ H&T: Buy at 360p, target 400p (‘Exceeding expectations’, 15 Jan 2018)

■ Avingtrans: Buy at 220p, target 275p (‘Exceeding expectations’, 15 Jan 2018)

■ Miton: Buy at 38.5p, target 50p (‘Exceeding expectations’, 15 Jan 2018)

■ Elegant Hotels : Buy at 91p (‘Exceeding expectations’, 15 Jan 2018)

■ Moss Bros : Take profits at 75p (‘Exceeding expectations’, 15 Jan 2018)

■ Kromek: Buy at 23.75p, target 34p (‘Value opportunities’, 8 Jan 2018)

■ Cohort: Buy at 385p (‘Value opportunities’, 8 Jan 2018)

■ Ramsdens Holdings: Buy at 184p, new target 210p (‘Value opportunities’, 8 Jan 2018)

■ Stadium: Buy at 84p, new target 105p (‘Value opportunities’, 8 Jan 2018)

■ FTSE 350 housebuildersBuy sector for first-quarter trade (‘Alpha alert for housebuilders’, 3 Jan 2018)

■ Inland Homes: Buy at 62p (‘Alpha alert for housebuilders’, 3 Jan 2018)

■ Telford Homes: Buy at 421p (‘Alpha alert for housebuilders’, 3 Jan 2018)

■ Urban&Civic: Buy at 293p (‘Alpha alert for housebuilders’, 3 Jan 2018)

■ Henry Boot: Buy at 319p (‘Alpha alert for housebuilders’, 3 Jan 2018)

 

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