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Broker tips: Rightmove, Henry Boot, Hyder Consultancy, London Mining

Fri, 22 August 2014

Take profits at Rightmove, Westhouse Securities recommended investors on Friday after the recent rally in the stock, downgrading its rating from 'add' to 'neutral'. While analyst Roddy Davidson was "... [more]

Friday broker round-up UPDATE

Fri, 22 August 2014

Ashtead Group: Berenberg raises target price from 1110p to 1145p maintaining its buy recommendation. Bank of Georgia: Peel Hunt increases target price from 2416p to 2600p and reiterates a hold recomm... [more]

Network Rail, rail, trains, engineering

Arcadis bid for Hyder may be knockout blow, says Liberum Capital

Fri, 22 August 2014

Broker Liberum Capital says Dutch engineering consultancy Arcadis may have delivered a knockout blow to its Japanese rival in a takeover battle for UK engineering group Hyder Consultancy. Arcadis on ... [more]

Houses

Westhouse recommends investors to take profits at Rightmove

Fri, 22 August 2014

Take profits at Rightmove, Westhouse Securities recommended investors on Friday after the recent rally in the stock. The company, which runs an online real estate portal, has seen its share price app... [more]

London Mining; drilling; Sierra Leone

Credit Suisse slashes London Mining target on funding concerns

Fri, 22 August 2014

Credit Suisse still sees substantial upside to shares of Sierra Leone-focused iron ore miner London Mining (LM) but has slashed its target price for the stock by 29% and reduced its profit forecasts. ... [more]

Numis upgrades Henry Boot to 'buy'

Fri, 22 August 2014

Numis Securities has upgraded Henry Boot from 'add' to 'buy' after the housebuilder said on Friday that full-year results would beat forecasts. The broker said Henry Boot's trading is "positive on al... [more]

Prudential and Wolseley to gain most from sterling dip, Morgan Stanley says

Thu, 21 August 2014

Analysts at Morgan Stanley have suggested several stocks that could receive material boosts from the recent dip in the sterling exchange rate against the dollar, which has been driven down from $1.71 ... [more]

Credit Suisse stays cautious at Kazakhmys despite long-term potential

Thu, 21 August 2014

Credit Suisse said it sees huge upside potential at Kazakhmys over the medium term but had kept a 'neutral' rating on the stock despite the miner's interim results beating expectations. Earnings befo... [more]

Thursday broker round-up UPDATE

Thu, 21 August 2014

Beowulf Mining: Cantor Fitzgerald places its target price under review, while keeping a buy recommendation. Cairn Energy: Investec ups target price from 220p to 245p and reiterates a buy recommendati... [more]

Broker tips: Glencore, Kazakhmys, WH Smith

Thu, 21 August 2014

UBS has upped its target price for mining and commodities trading giant Glencore from 330p to 350p after an "encouraging" roundtable meeting with management. However, while the bank said it is attrac... [more]

UBS ups Glencore target but stays 'neutral'

Thu, 21 August 2014

UBS has upped its target price for mining and commodities trading giant Glencore from 330p to 350p after an "encouraging" roundtable meeting with management. However, while the bank said it is attrac... [more]

Momentum is building at WH Smith, 'buy' says Investec

Thu, 21 August 2014

Trading at WH Smith is "building momentum", according to Investec, which repeated its 'buy' recommendation for investors on Thursday following an 'in-line' pre-close statement from the stationery, mag... [more]

Recent airline sell-off could limit fallout from Icelandic volcano - Cantor

Wed, 20 August 2014

The European listed airline and travel sector is likely to be weak on the back of potential flight disruption from volcanic activity in Iceland, according to analyst Robin Byde from Cantor Fitzgerald,... [more]

Broker tips: BHP Billiton, StanChart, Balfour Beatty, Debenhams

Wed, 20 August 2014

Credit Suisse said it sees a "lack of upside" at BHP Billiton after the company underwhelmed the market with its demerger plans, downgrading the mining stock from 'neutral' to 'underperform'. Credit ... [more]

Wednesday broker round-up UPDATE

Wed, 20 August 2014

BHP Billiton: Deutsche Bank raises target price from 1450p to 1500p and leaves its buy recommendation unchanged. Investec increases target price from 2175p to 2205p and maintains a hold recommendation... [more]

Pakistan legislators to meet as protesters call for reform

Wed, 20 August 2014

Led by former cricket player Imran Khan, protesters in Pakistan's capital Islamabad marched in their thousands on the country's parliament in a plea for a government reform. Pakistan's political lead... [more]

Credit Suisse cuts BHP Billiton to 'underperform' on "lack of upside"

Wed, 20 August 2014

Credit Suisse said it sees a "lack of upside" at BHP Billiton after the company underwhelmed the market with its demerger plans, downgrading the mining stock from 'neutral' to 'underperform'. BHP sha... [more]

Investec sees limited impact from $300m US fine at StanChart

Wed, 20 August 2014

The news of $300m fine by US regulators failed to dampen the demand for Standard Chartered shares on Wednesday, with Investec providing a lift after reiterating its 'buy' stance on the stock. The ban... [more]

Cantor upgrades Debenhams but remains cautious

Wed, 20 August 2014

Cantor Fitzgerald has lifted its recommendation for high street department store Debenhams from 'sell' to 'hold' after the recent sell-off in the shares, though it remains cautious about the retailer'... [more]

Few options left for Carillion after another Balfour rejection, says Liberum

Wed, 20 August 2014

There is little left that Carillion can do ahead of the 'put up or shut up' deadline in its pursuit of infrastructure specialist Balfour Beatty, according to analysts at Liberum Capital, after the lat... [more]

Broker tips: BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Persimmon

Tue, 19 August 2014

BHP Billiton's proposed demerger may have disappointed some shareholders with the absence of a one-off capital return, but The Share Centre still rates the mining giant as a 'buy' on the back of its d... [more]

Share Centre stays upbeat about BHP despite underwhelming demerger

Tue, 19 August 2014

BHP Billiton may have disappointed some shareholders with the absence of a one-off capital return, but The Share Centre still rates the mining giant as a 'buy' on the back of its diversification and c... [more]

Prospects remain bright for Persimmon, says Hargreaves Lansdown

Tue, 19 August 2014

Persimmon is in an "extremely healthy" position, according to Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers, despite concerns about the stock's valuation and a potential cooling of the UK housing market. The hous... [more]

Rio Tinto's single-commodity exposure not a bad thing, says Investec

Tue, 19 August 2014

Rio Tinto's heavy exposure to iron ore shouldn't necessarily be seen by the market as a bad thing, according to Investec. The broker has maintained its 'hold' rating for the stock, but hiked its targ... [more]

Tuesday broker round-up

Tue, 19 August 2014

Amlin: Deutsche Bank cuts target price from 472p to 461p and reiterates a hold recommendation. Anglo Pacific: FinnCap lowers target price from 184p to 180p retaining a hold recommendation. Bovis Hom... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Royal Mail 449.80 2.16 17:05
Hargreaves Lansdown 1,154.00 1.85 17:00
Vodafone Group 205.85 1.60 17:05
Lloyds Banking Group 76.25 1.34 17:00
London Stock Exchange Group 2,029.00 1.20 17:00

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Fresnillo 921.50 -1.76 17:05
CRH 1,377.00 -1.57 16:54
SSE 1,497.00 -1.51 16:42
Rolls-Royce Holdings 1,022.00 -1.45 17:00
BHP Billiton 1,944.00 -1.37 17:13