As the year draws to a close, we thought we’d try taking a different view with the daily AIM report by taking the opportunity to look back at the column’s most popular stocks since we started writing it at the end of August.
In today’s edition, we are highlighting those companies which have made the most frequent appearances as one of the top two daily moves higher.
#1. Remote Monitored Systems
Remote Monitored Systems [LON:RMS], formerly Strat Aero, was best known for its ariel survey work. However a move into anti-viral materials and a deal to buy University of Nottingham spin out saw the company capture the attention of many investors. They have appeared in the winners column five times since August when their share price was just 0.32p. That touched a high of 7.15p on November 16th and on December 7th traded at 2.3p
#2. Alien Metals
With one of the wittiest ticker codes in the market – Alien Metals [LON:UFO] – the stock has now made four appearances in our winners column. Shares rose sharply in expectation of good news, starting around the 0.5p mark on August, before briefly testing 3p in mid-October. That hotly anticipated update however fell short and shares slipped back to their December 7th level of 1.15p.
#2. Orosur Mining
Sticking with resources, Orosur Mining [LON:OMI] also made 4 appearances in our winners column over the last three months. Around the end of September, updates on the company’s work in Colombia fuelled interest in the stock, resulting in a rally from 5.5p to 39p, but with Q1 results getting a lukewarm reception from the market, shares have been retreating since and now sit around the 20p mark.
This is a fascinating stock, ProPhotonix [LON:PPIX], with a share price that keeps finding meaningful support – although reversions also seem to follow. The company is in the specialist electronics field, making LED lights and laser modules. Dramatic moves – rather than a steady grind higher – is what gets onto our radar and the big moves in early October and November delivered here. The company made a total of three appearances, with shares trading at 1.2p in late August and now sitting around 27 month highs of 6.5p.