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Getech – Buying Opportunity?

Getech - the geoscience services business specialising in the provision of data, studies and services to the oil, gas and mining exploration sectors - delivered a trading update today for the six month period ended 31 January 2014. Here's the full RNS. Whilst trying to remain upbeat for their full-year prospects, there was no escaping the elephant in the text: The Company has seen strong demand for its consultancy work in the first half of the current financial year. However, irregular purchasing patterns across the customer base, driven by cyclical budgetary constraints, have resulted in reduced levels of overall revenue in comparison to...

Alecto Energy Gains Following Final Results

Following the announcement of their 2010 results, Alecto Energy added a healthy glow to our portfolio on Tuesday, finishing 24% up on the day. We bought into Alecto back in November last year at 3.75 pence a share on the back of their three gold and copper mining and two uranium mining licenses in the Mauritanide mobile belt of Mauritania and the possibility of more licences to come. I like a company that has its irons scattered in a few fires. In yesterday's results Malcolm James - in his Chairman's report - had this to say: This has been an important year for...

Cement’s Taking Off

Early last week West China Cement caught my eye after finishing the day up 34 pence at 490 pence, a rise of a little over 7% on the day. At that point after a little positive pondering, I postulated that if WCC could breach the 5 quid mark that week and remain there - remaining there's a biggy - then it could be onward and upward for West China Cement in the coming weeks and months.  Well, it not only breached the 5 quid mark it smashed that particular ceiling finishing the week at 585 pence, up a chunky 125 pence from the...

ReneSola Results

Earlier today ReneSola announced its third quarter results (for the period ending 30th September 2009) and the future is looking pretty rosy for our vertically integrated Chinese manufacturer of solar power products. Highlights included: Third quarter net revenues exceeded guidance coming in at US$140.9 million, an increase of 70.6% over second quarter net revenue figures of US$82.6 million. Total solar product shipments in the third quarter were a record 146.9 megawatts (MW), an increase of 71% from 85.9 MW in the second quarter of this year. Mr. Charles Bai, ReneSola's Chief Financial Officer had this to say: "We were pleased to see strong improvements in...