Diary of a Private Investor

aviva

When opportunity knocks

Back on 5th May I commented on two of my special situation holdings; Hurricane Energy (HUR) and IQE (IQE). I doubt I could have picked two holdings with more diverse fortunes in the weeks that have followed. Hurricane Energy (HUR) Previously I wrote, “Shareholders continue to wait for the promised Competent Persons Report (CPR) and/or […]

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Profits Warning from Software Radio Technology

On Friday, Software Radio Technology (SRT) released a trading update which in effect, was a profits warning in relation to market expectations. Full year sales are now expected to come in at around £6m (the expectation was for £10-15m) and profits at £100k. On the surface this is disappointing for shareholders and the shares closed down 6p […]

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Aviva

Aviva (AV.) is Britain’s largest insurer and the share price is currently suffering due to the company’s exposure to the Eurozone crisis through their investment of sovereign bonds. However, around half the group’s revenue comes from the UK where it has been growing its general and life insurance business. While there is a good chance […]

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