Login/Register

Broker Tips News

Broker-tips

Thursday broker round-up UPDATE

Thu, 31 July 2014

Afren: Oriel places both target price and recommendation under review. Canaccord Genuity places both its target price (prev.: 150p) and its hold recommendation under review. Investec places its target... [more]

Trading screen

Broker tips: Lloyds, Shell, Weir, Afren

Thu, 31 July 2014

Better-than-expected second-quarter results from Lloyds Banking Group have prompted Investec to repeat its 'buy' recommendation for the stock. "The market has, (quite rightly in our view), taken disc... [more]

Ithaca Energy; oil & gas; drilling

Market "never fully trusted Afren", says Liberum

Thu, 31 July 2014

Confirmation by Afren that its chief executive officer (CEO) and chief operating officer (COO) have been suspended is not going to be good for sentiment, according to analysts at Liberum. The oil exp... [more]

oil_equipment

Numis upbeat about Weir's prospects, but shares at "fair value"

Thu, 31 July 2014

Numis Securities has kept an upbeat view of Weir after the engineering group's in-line interim results, but reiterated its 'hold' rating on the stock, saying the current valuation is full. "We contin... [more]

Lloyds Banking Group, banks

Investec sees solid progress at Lloyds at Q2 beat

Thu, 31 July 2014

Better-than-expected second-quarter results from Lloyds Banking Group have prompted Investec to repeat its 'buy' recommendation for the stock. "The market has, (quite rightly in our view), taken disc... [more]

Canaccord sees "early signs of underlying potential" at Shell

Thu, 31 July 2014

Canaccord Genuity recommends investors to 'buy' shares of Royal Dutch Shell after the Anglo-Dutch oil major showed "early signs of underlying potential" with its second-quarter results. Earnings, on ... [more]

Wednesday broker round-up UPDATE

Wed, 30 July 2014

Antofagasta: Westhouse Securities downgrades from add to neutral with a target price of 885p. Investec places its target price (prev.: 690p) under review, while keeping its sell recommendation. Aureu... [more]

Westhouse Securities tells investors to build stakes in Rightmove

Wed, 30 July 2014

Shares in property website Rightmove have further to go after strong half-year results, Westhouse Securities said on Wednesday. Westhouse upgraded Rightmove from 'neutral' to 'add', saying the share ... [more]

Westhouse Securities downgrades ITV on share price strength

Wed, 30 July 2014

Westhouse Securities has downgraded ITV to 'add' from 'buy' to reflect the strength of the broadcaster's share price. ITV's pre-tax earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation and one-o... [more]

Broker tips: Barclays, Glaxosmithkline, Antofagasta...

Wed, 30 July 2014

The stock market gave a warm reaction to Barclays' first-half results on Wednesday, with analysts upbeat about the bank's better-than-expected results. Numis Securities reiterated a 'buy' recommendat... [more]

Liberum downgrades Glaxo to 'sell' on uncertain outlook

Wed, 30 July 2014

Liberum Capital has lowered its recommendation for pharmaceutical group Glaxosmithkline (GSK) from 'hold' to 'sell', saying it sees an uncertain outlook for the business. The broker has slashed its t... [more]

Analysts still upbeat about Barclays despite H1 profit decline

Wed, 30 July 2014

The stock market gave a warm reaction to Barclays' first-half results on Wednesday, with analysts upbeat about the bank's better-than-expected results. The lender reported a 7% fall in adjusted pre-t... [more]

Westhouse downgrades Antofagasta despite in-line Q2

Wed, 30 July 2014

A broadly in-line production update from Antofagasta underwhelmed investors on Wednesday with Westhouse Securities dampening sentiment by downgrading the stock from 'add' to 'neutral'. Chile-based mi... [more]

Tuesday broker round-up UPDATE

Tue, 29 July 2014

Abderdeen Asset Management: Berenberg cuts target price from 530p to 510p and maintains a buy recommendation. African Barrick Gold: Numis takes target price from 260p to 330p upgrading from hold to b... [more]

JPMorgan upgrades StanChart after "material underperformance"

Tue, 29 July 2014

Standard Chartered's share price was making gains on Tuesday after analysts at JPMorgan Cazenove upgraded their rating on the stock from 'neutral' to 'overweight' following a "material underperformanc... [more]

Broker tips: Standard Chartered, GKN, St James's Place

Tue, 29 July 2014

Standard Chartered's share price was making gains on Tuesday after analysts at JPMorgan Cazenove upgraded their rating on the stock from 'neutral' to 'overweight' following a "material underperformanc... [more]

St James's Place misses profit forecasts, but analysts stay upbeat

Tue, 29 July 2014

Shares in St James's Place (SJP) dropped on Tuesday despite the wealth manager hiking its interim dividend and giving a bullish outlook, as first-half profits came in lower than analysts' expectations... [more]

Numis upgrades GKN to 'buy' after "solid first half"

Tue, 29 July 2014

Numis Securities has lifted its recommendation for aerospace and automotive engineer GKN from 'add' to 'buy', after the company "plough[ed] through the currency headwinds" in its first half. The brok... [more]

Monday broker round-up UPDATE

Mon, 28 July 2014

African Barrick Gold: UBS ups target price from 260p to 290p and maintains a buy recommendation. Deutsche Bank cuts target price from 300p to 280p and reiterates a buy recommendation. Anglo American:... [more]

Broker tips: African Barrick Gold, RBS, Reckitt Benckiser

Mon, 28 July 2014

African Barrick Gold (ABG) delivered a brilliant performance during its second quarter and first half of the year, with accelerating free cash flow generation set to drive a re-rating of the shares, a... [more]

UBS sees free cash flows accelerating at African Barrick Gold

Mon, 28 July 2014

African Barrick Gold (ABG) delivered a brilliant performance during its second quarter and first half of the year, with accelerating free cash flow generation set to drive a re-rating of the shares, a... [more]

Innovation and investment still in play at Reckitt Benckiser, says Hargreaves Lansdown

Mon, 28 July 2014

Reckitt Benckiser's first half results were "broadly in line", according to Hargreaves Lansdown. The household goods group reported revenue at constant exchange rates rose 3% to £2.3bn on a simi... [more]

Credit Suisse ups RBS price target but retains underperform

Mon, 28 July 2014

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is progressing better than expected on the run-down of the assets of its non-core RBS Capital Resolution (RCR) arm, but its valuation already captures the "steady state" p... [more]

Jefferies says drug flotation plan takes shine off Reckitt Benckiser results

Mon, 28 July 2014

Uncertainty surrounding a decision by Reckitt Benckiser to de-merge its drug arm has taken the shine off strong first-half results from the household goods group, broker Jefferies said. Reckitt, whos... [more]

Pearson's valuation 'not cheap', says Investec

Fri, 25 July 2014

Investec said Pearson's valuation is "not cheap", given the challenges the company faces after the owner of the Financial Times reported a fall in half-year profit. The publishing group said on Frida... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Royal Dutch Shell 'B' 2,579.00 3.62 14:11
Royal Dutch Shell 'A' 2,455.00 3.04 14:11
Intu Properties 328.20 2.47 14:11
GlaxoSmithKline 1,440.50 1.09 14:11
BT Group 391.80 1.01 14:11

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Schroders 2,394.00 -4.20 14:11
St James's Place 730.00 -3.31 14:11
Weir Group 2,583.00 -3.19 14:11
Lloyds Banking Group 74.05 -3.09 14:11
Barratt Developments 347.10 -2.96 14:11