(Alliance News) - The following stocks are the leading risers and fallers on AIM in London on Wednesday.
AIM - WINNERS
Online Blockchain, up 51% at 115p, 12-month range 5.85p-123p. Argo Blockchain, up 14% at 275 pence, 12-month range 2.6p-285p. The blockchain technology firms are tracking the price of bitcoin higher. The world's oldest cryptocurrency hit another record of USD51,282 Wednesday, having broken USD50,000 for the first time Tuesday.
MyHealthChecked, up 24% at 3.89p, 12-month range 0.6p-4.08p. The consumer home-testing healthcare company says it has now received an assurance from UK regulators that shares to be issued are eligible for relief under the enterprise investment scheme. The move follows an announcement made at the end of January that Cardiff-based MyHealthChecked intends to raise GBP3.4 million from placing and subscription of 194.3 million shares at 1.75p each. It will hold a shareholders meeting on February 18 to approve the fundraise.
Transense Technology, up 22% at 66.5p, 12-month range 41p-80p. The specialist sensor systems developer posts a narrowed loss in the first half of its financial year amid increased revenue following business changes in June last year. Reports pretax loss for the six months to December 31 of GBP53,000, narrowing from GBP570,000 a year prior. Revenue increased to GBP895,000 from GBP271,000 a year before.
Genedrive, up 18% at 153.2p, 12-month range 7.91p-302.p. The molecular diagnostics firm says the first shipments of its Genedrive 96 SARS-CoV-2 test kits shipped to the US. Says shipments follow the completion of its commercial and technical training with the Beckman Coulter Life Sciences sales representatives. Beckman to begin initial sales activities and prepare the market for wider commercial rollout, coinciding with the formal launch of the Genedrive 96 SARS-CoV-2 Kit by Beckman on Wednesday.
Jangada Mines, up 13% at 11.78p, 12-month range 0.9p-12.44p. Miner says investee ValOre Metals has upsized its private placement to CAD8.3 million, or GBP4.7 million, to fund work on a Brazilian metals project. ValeOre will issue up to 27.8 million units at a price of CAD0.30 each, consisting of one common share of ValOre and one half-share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant can be used to buy one ValOre share at a price of CAD0.45 within the next two years.
ECSC Group, up 11% at 78.00p, 12-month range 51.25p-119p. The cybersecurity services provider says Managed Detection & Response division secured two significant contracts from a major UK charity and a national leisure group. ECSC says that under the contracts, worth over GBP550,000 over a three-year period, it will provide round-the-clock cyber security monitoring, detection and response support from its security operations centres in the UK and Australia.
AIM - LOSERS
Mosman Oil & Gas, down 14% at 0.15p, 12-month range 0.01p-5.63p. Oil and gas company updates on Falcon-1 well in Texas, where severe cold weather is hurting operations. Says well has been temporarily shut-in since Monday to avoid water vapour freezing in the gas lines. Oil production and produced water is stored in tanks, and has to be trucked off site.
Pebble Beach Systems Group, down 7.3% at 9.50p, 12-month range 6.15p-14.5p. The software firm says it expects to report a drop in earnings for 2020. Says that, for 2020, it expects to post revenue of around GBP8.4 million, down 25% from GBP11.2 million in 2019. Adjusted Ebitda is expected to be around GBP2.6 million, down 32% from GBP3.8 million. Orders received during 2020 were GBP7.8 million, down 24% from GBP10.3 million in 2019. Pebble Beach notes the virus pandemic caused customers to delay orders.
By Arvind Bhunjun; firstname.lastname@example.org
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