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Barclays' Spanish disposal a 'welcome positive', says Deutsche Bank

Barclays' Spanish disposal a "welcome positive", says Deutsche Bank

Tue, 02 September 2014

The agreement to dispose part of Barclays' Spanish operations to Caixabank is a "modest but welcome positive", according to Deutsche Bank which retained a 'buy' rating for the UK bank on Tuesday. The... [more]

Broker tips: TSB, CSR, Afren

Broker tips: TSB, CSR, Afren

Mon, 01 September 2014

Would-be TSB investors should "keep their powder dry", according to Investec, which rated the Lloyds Banking Group offshoot as a 'hold' with a 290p target price after the stock's recent run. Analyst ... [more]

Oriel stays positive about investment case at scandal-hit Afren

Oriel stays positive about investment case at scandal-hit Afren

Mon, 01 September 2014

Oriel Securities has kept a 'buy' rating for scandal-hit oil explorer Afren, but has cautioned that the market may not regain confidence in the stock until the findings of an investigation are known. ... [more]

Numis names 'multiple' potential bidders for CSR

Numis names "multiple" potential bidders for CSR

Mon, 01 September 2014

CSR's share price edged higher on Monday as the stock extended gains made last week after the wireless technology firm received an approach from US outfit Microchip. While the approach was rejected b... [more]

Outlook for TSB more challenging after recent run, says Investec

Outlook for TSB more challenging after recent run, says Investec

Mon, 01 September 2014

Would-be TSB investors should "keep their powder dry", according to Investec, which rated the Lloyds Banking Group offshoot as a 'hold' with a 290p target price after the stock's recent run. Analyst ... [more]

Tesco needs big changes to revive fortunes, Shore Capital says

Fri, 29 August 2014

British supermarket Tesco must make wholesale changes to its structure if the company is to turn its fortunes around, analysts at Shore Capital said in a note to investors on Friday. Kantar retail da... [more]

Canaccord expects volatility in Afren, but maintains speculative buy

Fri, 29 August 2014

Africa-focused oil explorer Afren has a way to go to rebuild trust but it will get there, analysts at Canaccord Genuity explained to clients in a note released on Friday morning. That follows the com... [more]

Friday broker round-up UPDATE

Fri, 29 August 2014

Arrow Global: Numis shifts target price from 285p to 287p and leaves its add rating unchanged. Berendsen: Oriel raises target price from 1130p to 1243p keeping a buy recommendation. British Polythen... [more]

Numis Securities takes tougher stance on Arrow Global

Thu, 28 August 2014

Numis Securities has eased back its recommendation on debt purchaser and manager Arrow Global, but said that the company had done well against rivals. Arrow on Thursday said it had a strong first hal... [more]

Thursday broker round-up UPDATE

Thu, 28 August 2014

Antofagasta: Investec lowers target price from 720p to 719p and retains a sell recommendation. Arrow Global: Canaccord Genuity moves target price from 318p to 325p and keeps a buy recommendation. Num... [more]

Broker tips: Morrisons, Tesco, IAG, Ryanair, Melrose

Thu, 28 August 2014

Shares of rival supermarket chains Wm Morrison and Tesco were heading in opposite directions on Thursday after Deutsche Bank upgraded its rating for the former and downgraded the latter. The bank lif... [more]

Jefferies highlights buying opportunities at IAG and Ryanair

Thu, 28 August 2014

"Sentiment [is] trumping fundamentals" in the UK airline sector, according to Jefferies, which recommended investors to see dips as an opportunity to revisit its two preferred names of IAG and Ryanair... [more]

Canaccord hails "rock solid" results at Melrose

Thu, 28 August 2014

Melrose delivered "rock solid" interims, according to Canaccord Genuity which maintained a 'buy' rating and 400p target price for the industrial investment group. The company, which invests and turns... [more]

Deutsche Bank upgrades Morrisons, downgrades Tesco

Thu, 28 August 2014

Shares of rival supermarket chains Wm Morrison and Tesco were heading in opposite directions on Thursday after Deutsche Bank upgraded its rating for the former and downgraded the latter. The bank lif... [more]

Wednesday broker round-up UPDATE

Wed, 27 August 2014

Antofagasta: Westhouse Securities reduces target price from 885p to 805p and stays with its neutral rating. Bunzl: Deutsche Bank ups target price from 1508p to 1565p leaving its hold recommendation u... [more]

Broker tips: Foxtons, 888, Chemring

Wed, 27 August 2014

Foxtons' first-half results were "impressive", according to Canaccord Genuity. The real estate company reported a 16% increase in turnover to £372.8m with property sales commissions up 32% to &#... [more]

Broker tips: Foxtons, 888, Chemring

Wed, 27 August 2014

The real estate company reported a 16% increase in turnover to £372.8m with property sales commissions up 32% to £37.8m. Adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) ... [more]

Foxtons a 'buy' despite second-half warning, says Canaccord

Wed, 27 August 2014

Foxtons' first-half results were "impressive", according to Canaccord Genuity. The real estate company reported a 16% increase in turnover to £372.8m with property sales commissions up 32% to &#... [more]

Panmure Gordon reiterates sell recommendation on 888

Wed, 27 August 2014

Not only were interim results from 888 lower than its expectations, but broker Panmure Gordon says the online gaming group holds notable downside risks on several fronts. A principal risk is from the... [more]

Panmure sees Chemring benefit as military action escalates in Middle East

Wed, 27 August 2014

Panmure Gordon analyst Sanjay Jha issued a bullish note on Chemring, as the US officially ended its "humanitarian no-boots-on the-ground airstrikes" stance and Nato deployed forces in Eastern Europe. ... [more]

Investors should dip into Greene King, says Numis

Tue, 26 August 2014

Numis Securities is telling investors to top up on shares in pub landlord and brewer Greene King. The broker has upgraded Greene King to 'buy' from 'add' with a 975p target price, praising the compan... [more]

Telecity a 'sell' on CEO departure, says Liberum

Tue, 26 August 2014

Telecity's shares slumped on Tuesday after announcing the departure of chief executive Michael Tobin who has been with the company for more than 10 years. Tobin will leave in October following a hand... [more]

Panmure Gordon tells investors to jump aboard Stagecoach

Tue, 26 August 2014

Panmure Gordon is advising investors to take a trip on Stagecoach after the transport group flagged higher revenue and said it was on track despite challenges. Stagecoach said on Tuesday that all its... [more]

Broker tips: Telecity, Stagecoach, Antofagasta

Tue, 26 August 2014

Telecity's shares slumped on Tuesday after announcing the departure of chief executive Michael Tobin who has been with the company for more than 10 years. Tobin will leave in October following a hand... [more]

Investec reiterates 'sell' on miner Antofagasta

Tue, 26 August 2014

Despite largely in-line operating profits from Chilean copper miner Antofagasta broker Investec has reiterated its 'sell' recommendation on the shares of the company. In particular, analyst Marc Elli... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Weir Group 2,714.00 2.84 12:15
Anglo American 1,552.50 1.90 12:15
Glencore 368.00 1.70 12:15
Tesco 229.20 1.62 12:15
Sainsbury (J) 294.00 1.55 12:15

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Royal Mail 438.90 -1.99 12:15
Barratt Developments 362.10 -1.82 12:15
SSE 1,495.00 -1.58 12:15
ITV 215.30 -1.55 12:15
Kingfisher 304.60 -1.30 12:15