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Friday broker round-up

Friday broker round-up

Fri, 27 March 2015

Aviva: Jefferies reiterates buy and ups target to 630p from 608p. RBS: UBS keeps at neutral and trims target to 375p from 386p. ITV: Exane reiterates add and lifts target to 288p from 267p. Wolseley... [more]

Broker tips: Shire, Vodafone, Easyjet

Broker tips: Shire, Vodafone, Easyjet

Fri, 27 March 2015

Shire has had its target price lifted by UBS from 5,400p to 6,600p as the Swiss bank highlighted three potential blockbuster products at the pharmaceutical group. A 'buy' rating was maintained. The ba... [more]

Indian spectrum auction a good result for Vodafone, says JP Morgan

Indian spectrum auction a good result for Vodafone, says JP Morgan

Fri, 27 March 2015

JP Morgan Cazenove has maintained an 'overweight' stance on Vodafone after results from an Indian spectrum auction this week came in better than many had expected. "After 19 days, and 115 rounds of bi... [more]

UBS hikes Shire target price on three potential new 'blockbuster' drugs

UBS hikes Shire target price on three potential new "blockbuster" drugs

Fri, 27 March 2015

UBS has lifted its target for Shire's share price from 5,400p to 6,600p as the Swiss bank highlighted three potential blockbuster products at the pharmaceutical group. Reiterating its 'buy' recommenda... [more]

RBC upgrades Easyjet on more positive summer outlook

RBC upgrades Easyjet on more positive summer outlook

Fri, 27 March 2015

Easyjet's shares were flying higher on Friday after a sharp descent the previous session, with analysts at RBC Capital Markets providing a lift after upgrading their view on the airline from 'sector p... [more]

Thursday broker round-up

Thu, 26 March 2015

Reckitt Benckiser: JP Morgan ups target price to 2,750p from 2,400p, reiterates underweight. Premier Farnell: UBS hikes target to 190p from 165p, reiterates neutral. Serco Group: Credit Suisse lowers... [more]

Broker tips: Easyjet, Antofagasta, Whitbread

Thu, 26 March 2015

Shares in Easyjet and a number of other travel stocks took a hammering on Thursday from the spike in oil prices, though the budget airline did manage to impress analysts with its latest trading update... [more]

Easyjet slides as oil spikes, but Credit Suisse welcomes strong first half

Thu, 26 March 2015

Shares in Easyjet and a number of other travel stocks took a hammering on Thursday from the spike in oil prices, though the budget airline did manage to impress analysts with its latest trading update... [more]

Investec reduces its recommendation on Antofagasta to 'sell'

Thu, 26 March 2015

Chilean-focused miner Antofagasta had its rating chopped to 'sell' from 'hold' on Thursday by Investec Securities who cited the company's stock as "fundamentally overvalued." The broker said that if t... [more]

Take profits at Costa owner Whitbread, recommends Panmure Gordon

Thu, 26 March 2015

Costa coffee and Premier Inn owner Whitbread was out of favour among investors on Thursday, with Panmure Gordon downgrading its rating on the stock from 'hold' to 'sell'. The risks are now too high to... [more]

Wolseley to achieve double digit growth on strength of US business, says Numis

Wed, 25 March 2015

Wolseley is seeing steady progress in the US business that should enable the plumbing supplies business to achieve double-digit growth over the next few years, according to Numis. Analysts Howard Seym... [more]

Broker tips: Barclays, Next, Wolseley

Wed, 25 March 2015

British bank Barclays had its rating downgraded to 'hold' from 'buy' over at Investec Securities on Wednesday. The broker said the main plank of its investment case for buying Barclays over the past y... [more]

Barclays downgraded to 'hold' over at Investec Securities

Wed, 25 March 2015

British bank Barclays had its rating downgraded to 'hold' from 'buy' over at Investec Securities on Wednesday. The broker said the main plank of its investment case for buying Barclays over the past y... [more]

Broker tips: AG Barr, Centrica, ABF

Tue, 24 March 2015

Analysts at Investec Securities upgraded their full year forecast for soft drink producer AG Barr, citing strong performances and acquisitions. On Tuesday, the FTSE 250 group said that its profit on o... [more]

Tuesday broker round-up

Tue, 24 March 2015

Legal&General: Canaccord Genuity reiterates hold and raises target to 290p from 240p. Standard Chartered: JP Morgan Cazenove reiterates overweight and lifts target to 1,250p from 1,050p. Vesuvius: Cr... [more]

Associated British Foods drops 2.6% after Credit Suisse cuts forecasts

Tue, 24 March 2015

Shares in Primark owner Associated British Foods tripped lower on Tuesday after Swiss bank Credit Suisse lowered its earnings forecasts for the company citing euro weakness. Although the bank retained... [more]

International Personal Finance shares boosted by Berenberg rating upgrade

Tue, 24 March 2015

Shares in International Personal Finance shot up 5.9% to 494p after Berenberg Bank promoted its rating on the stock to 'buy' from 'hold'. The bank said IPF shares have struggled over the last year, un... [more]

Investec upgrades AG Barr to 'add', raises target price and full-year expectations

Tue, 24 March 2015

Analysts at Investec Securities upgraded their full year forecast for soft drink producer AG Barr, citing strong performances and acquisitions. On Tuesday, the FTSE 250 group said that its profit on o... [more]

Centrica cut to 'sell' by Deutsche Bank on UK election risk

Tue, 24 March 2015

UK utility giant Centrica had its rating cut to 'sell' from 'hold' by Deutsche Bank who cited the upcoming UK elections as a risk. "The UK's energy utilities are facing the riskiest general election s... [more]

Investec upgrades Centamin to 'buy' on dividend potential

Mon, 23 March 2015

Full-year results from gold miner Centamin mostly missed analysts' estimates on Monday, though a much higher-than-expected dividend saw shares surge and prompted Investec to upgrade its recommendation... [more]

Monday broker round-up

Mon, 23 March 2015

RBS: Nomura reiterates buy and lowers target to 350p from 370p. WPP: Westhouse Securities reiterates add lifts target to 1732p from 1577p. HSBC: Nomura reiterates neutral and shaves target to 590p. ... [more]

Broker tips: Standard Chartered, Carnival, Smith & Nephew, Weir

Mon, 23 March 2015

UK listed bank Standard Chartered has had its rating promoted to 'overweight' from 'neutral' at JPMorgan. The US bank said that although it is hesitant to change its view for the arrival of the new ch... [more]

Weir Group hit by RBC downgrade, risk-reward now balanced

Mon, 23 March 2015

Shares in Weir Group were being weighed down on Monday by a ratings cut at RBC Capital Markets, which said that the risk-reward for new investors is now balanced. The broker lowered its stance on the ... [more]

Standard Chartered rating raised to 'overweight' by JPMorgan

Mon, 23 March 2015

UK listed bank Standard Chartered on Monday had its rating promoted to 'overweight' from 'neutral' at JPMorgan. The US bank said that although it is hesitant to change its view for the arrival of the ... [more]

Carnival shares drop after Deutsche Bank cuts stock to 'hold'

Mon, 23 March 2015

Carnival Corporation has had its rating cut to 'hold' from 'buy' over at Deutsche Bank on Monday, resulting in a 2% drop in the cruise company's share price. The stock was trading at 3133p in Morning ... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Carnival 3,245.00 7.18 17:08
InterContinental Hotels Group 2,640.00 2.76 17:09
Shire Plc 5,425.00 2.17 17:13
SABMiller 3,613.00 1.43 17:12
Compass Group 1,174.00 1.21 17:09

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Weir Group 1,714.00 -3.55 17:08
Glencore 288.15 -3.05 17:09
Sports Direct International 621.50 -3.04 17:07
Anglo American 1,044.00 -3.02 17:08
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,756.00 -2.98 17:08