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jaknife: Bartyboy, If you read what I've written you'll see that this is exactly what I was suggesting would happen. If this runs true to form (ie as has happened before with this company and with many other Stephen Dean companies) then: 1. The share price will creep up slowly over a few weeks; 2. Some announcement will be made which as a consequence will mean that the shares will be suspended; 3. Whilst the shares are suspended various "Brokers of Low Repute" will get on the phone heavily promoting the stock and getting people to buy in at say 3p; 4. The stock will come back from suspension and the convertible will be converted issuing bucket loads of shares at 2p; 5. The share price will fall back to where it is now. This is how mugs are sucked into buying a POS company like this one. regards JakNife
jennifer652: has anyone got any clue what is going on here? Seems like people are buying and selling like crazy but no change in share price. Any ideas anyone.....?
gazza12: Xchef The announcement of the placing of shares at 3p came as a total surprise to me and many others. It was this that took the wind out of the share price. I am personally not impressed with the info that i had previously been told. I think we are at the bottom of the price range and would expect to see some steady movement up to the 6-8p range from July onwards. I will be looking to get out at about 10p hopefully late summer. Sorry if this hasn't helped. Good luck to all.
ianbagnall: The share price depends upon the exact dilution of our holdings when she comes back, the potential seen in the new enterprise by punters, the market conditions at the time, the will of existing holders to dump or not, but bear in mind we are likely to be massively diluted , its just that a much reduced percentage of a much larger beast could well be very rewarding. Personally, I reckon based upon 243 million shares of 5p and a likely c.£20m market cap , then 10 - 12p in the short term - followed by a period of short term weakness or short term strength :-). I jest a little , but in a potentially hot sector , I think these could do well post suspension in the coming months / years
mtsock: At the risk of being accused of ramping (and I have no need to) may I point out to anyone considering jumping ship at around 11-12p that a) One broker distributed a hefty tranche of TWR shares to its clients back in November 2004 when the mid-price was 8p. The expectation then was that the share price would hit 24p to 30p within 18 months. It's possible, but unlikely, this particular broker will be recommending a sell beneath 16p considering the heavy spin they put on the stock. b) When the company initially announced its agreement to loan £1m-plus to Maskina last December it also announced a placing of extra shares to "raise gross proceeds." These proceeds plus other cash balances will be used to provide additional working capital "and a source of additional funds for further strategic initiatives by the Company." A 100% or 200% is certainly not to be sneezed at, but I reckon when the Fat Lady sings this time next year Tower - or whatever its calling itself by then - could be an providing even more attractive returns. No motive in this, other than having kicked myself too often for not running my profits I don't like to think of others doing the same thing. May your sleep always be deep and dreamless.
maxwellman: The Option enables Tower to acquire the entire issued share capital of Maskina for a consideration of up to 243 million new Tower ordinary shares ("Ordinary Shares"). will this devalue the share price?
gazza12: xchef - the name of the game is to make a profit. If youy like the sell price when it returns then sell. It is a guessing game but my best guess is that the share price will spike sharply higher on first morning back then drift down. I am by no means an expert but have consistently passed on the info as i have received it. I still am looking for a minimum 20p buy who really knows perhaps only stephan dean and his fellow directors. Good luck whatever way you wish to play it.
kingcnut: Take a look at NTA.They started on a large property development (289 units) in Chelsea back in 1999. The deal was to provide development management services for which they would receive a fee and on completion a SUBSTANTIAL PERFORMANCE RELATED PROFIT SHARE. Things didn't go exactly to plan and with the usual setbacks and delays that these building project encounter the development wasn't completed until the end of 2003 and inevitably the share price has tumbled from well above 40p to todays level of under 2.5p, though it was over 10p as recently as June 2004. The agreement stated that they wouldn't get the profit share until all the units had been sold and by November 2004 they had 5 units left to sell from a total of 289. The revenue from this development is over £250m, I have no idea what NTA's exact share will be but I know it will be substantial and much greater than they would have anticipated back in 1999. They have virtually run out of cash but last week they announced the purchase of a property in Mayfair and that they are actively pursuing similar opportunities, so have they finally got their "SUBSTANTIAL PERFORMANCE RELATED PROFIT SHARE." If so they are now grossly under valued. More info on the NTA bb. Take a look at the facts and make your own mind up but stick it on ya monitor.
the bull: Pinched from the TEL bb:- Voice over the internet technology (VOIP) is apparently going to become mainstream soon:- energyi - 11 Jul'04 - 20:30 - 4 of 59 "The Next Big Thing? Telecommunications has had its share of next big things, but industry insiders think the newest incarnation -- Internet-based calling -- really is the next big thing. In a poll at the Supercomm communications industry trade show, 91% of more than 1,000 respondents, some of whom could end up unemployed if they're right, said the Internet-calling revolution is already under way. The biggest advantages to the technology, known as voice over Internet protocol, or VOIP, are that it's cheaper than conventional phone technology and has more features. Many also believe it can help put smaller upstart companies on a more even footing with industry giants. ... " grupo - 12 Jul'04 - 06:42 - 9 of 59 " ... "Forrester Research has noted that VoIP [voice over IP] will overtake standard phones globally by 2007, with Europe not far behind." But perhaps the most important breakthrough that convergence has made in the past year, say the pro lobby, has been a cross-over from corporate plaything to a practical solution within the reach of medium-sized and even small businesses. "While it is true to say many of the benefits of IP telephony have been more relevant to corporate users, progress has been made in taking IP telephony into the SME community," says David Dyer, channel marketing manager at Siemens. ... " The cost savings are potentially huge, especially for people that make regular international calls. As the technology improves, and the implementation is simplified, the awareness should grow at an exponential rate. The take up has already started in America and Japan. Some relevant extracts from the Hardman TEL research note: Telephony and computer systems are on course for convergence. Voice-over-internet is about to become commonplace. Some people in the telephone maintenance business hope that as systems and equipment converge, so will the maintenance charges. There is a consensus that the key issue of the immediate future will be convergence. That means spending on new systems, and change. Any change tends to be good for growing new companies in an industry, and an opportunity not only to grow market share but to acquire companies that haven't adapted quickly enough to the new environment. System Sales account for 43% of revenue, and has almost doubled over the past two years. System sales are in general made to maintenance customers who need to update or unify their systems, rather than the other way round. Technological advances, such as automated switchboards where the payback in labour savings is less than twelve months, more sophisticated voicemail, and automated call transfers are driving the demand for new equipment. Because TMG is not bidding for new business but merely servicing its existing customers, its cost of acquisition for new business is low. It also finds less pressure to quote crazy margins. Most telecoms equipment manufactureres allow their resellers a margin in the region of 40%. With volume rebates and other incentives, and the mark up on installation and staff training, TMG is able to improve on that. From TEL's website: "We also supply and advise our customers on Mobile Telephones, Website, Voice Mail, CTI, the Internet and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP)." grupo - 12 Jul'04 - 06:42 - 9 of 59 " ... Dominic Campanaro, director of convergence vendor SwitchIP, is in no doubt that resellers are at the same time the beneficiaries and the authors of this key breakthough. "VoIP networking is filtering through to the channel and into the SME market," he says. "It didn't before because the industry couldn't deliver a sufficiently high quality of service at an affordable price. This meant end-to-end solutions either worked but were out of most customers' price range, or were affordable but offered patchy voice delivery." Teddy Theanne, UK country manager at QuesCom, agrees resellers, albeit mostly those with a history of convergence sales, are well set to gain from the SME boom. "All the major distributors now have comprehensive IP product portfolios, and are promoting them heavily with their installer partners," he says. "However, until recently, some resellers lacked the skills necessary to really embrace the technology. This means those that have done so are now able to differentiate themselves significantly and retain high margins." The real key to mainstream convergence success in the channel, he adds, comes from the increased availability of broadband connections. "This means low-cost IP telecoms systems can be deployed over secure VPN networks, which is an attractive proposition for many SMEs served by the channel," he says. A host of new, largely SME-focused products has also emerged in the past 12 months, helping to boost take-up, according to Reeve. "We'll see convergence technologies become smaller, more affordable and easier to implement over the next few years," he says. "Vendors are already making breakthroughs with SME-focused IP telephony solutions. Alcatel's OmniCE provides full IP telephony functionality to firms with fewer than 20 users, Cisco Call Manager Express is being implemented on many small-office Cisco routers and Nortel's BCM Model 200 is pitching into SMEs with less than 60 users." Reeve adds that such solutions have all the capabilities users might want and expect from full IP telephony and data networking, with added features as standard, such as call management, UM, in-bound call functions and Digital Enhanced Cordless Communications support. "As these products become more familiar and trusted, the market will snowball," he says. ... " VOIP may have six key benefits for TEL: • Increased demand for systems. • Increased maintenance charges. • Opportunity to increase market share. • Opportunity to acquire slow-adapting telecoms. • Potential to become a bid target of computer companies. • Potential to increase share price rating. The City may soon start to regard VOIP as 'the next big thing', sending investors scrambling for the few good shares available. Company REFS - Really Essential Financial Statistics November 2004: Telecommunication Services Telephone Maintenance is listed as the third smallest by market cap., just £40K. above QuickTrak. Of the 8 telecom tiddlers (market cap. below c. £20M.), half have no positive prospective PER. Which leaves just 4 where profitability is expected soon (if not achieved already): TTG Europe - Market cap. £11.8M. IDN Telecom - Market cap. £10.3M. Envesta Telecom - Market cap. £4.82M. Telephone Maintenance - Market cap. £2.65M. (at 3.5p) Compare to Chepstow, Wales-based company Newport Networks ( ), which specialises in VOIP technology. It floated on AIM in May, raising £27m gross at 71p, despite having no profits and under £0.5M. of turnover. Currently: 128.5p Market cap (in millions) £74.7109
tonyx: RNS Number:7571D Tower PLC 05 October 2004 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5 October 2004 TOWER plc ("Tower" or the "Company") Comment on recent share price movement The Board of Tower notes the significant increase in the price of the Company's Ordinary Shares. As described in the Company's Admission Document dated 21 September 2004, the Directors intend to make a reverse acquisition or substantial investment in due course and the Directors are reviewing a number of potential transactions. As appropriate, further announcements will be made. Accordingly the Board is not aware of any reason for the rise in the share price today.
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