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Tuesday broker round-up

Tuesday broker round-up

Tue, 03 March 2015

St. James's Place: Morgan Stanley ups target to 1,097p from 963p while reiterating overweight stance. AO World: Cannacord Genuity lowers target to 170p from 220p and reiterates hold. British American... [more]

Broker tips: Barclays, Travis Perkins, Intertek, Kingfisher, Consumer staples

Broker tips: Barclays, Travis Perkins, Intertek, Kingfisher, Consumer staples

Tue, 03 March 2015

A handful of brokerages continue to rate Barclays stock as 'buy' despite Tuesday's results from the bank that contain a huge increase in provisions to cover the costs of legal fees relating to scandal... [more]

Westhouse rates Travis Perkins 'neutral' after conservative outlook

Westhouse rates Travis Perkins 'neutral' after conservative outlook

Tue, 03 March 2015

Travis Perkins delivered a "typically conservative statement" on Tuesday as it warned about a moderation of growth in the UK housing market, according to Westhouse Securities which kept a 'neutral' ra... [more]

B&Q store closures possible, but Credit Suisse sees upside at Kingfisher

B&Q store closures possible, but Credit Suisse sees upside at Kingfisher

Tue, 03 March 2015

A potential restructuring of B&Q's property could "surprise on the upside" for owner Kingfisher, according to Credit Suisse which lifted its target price for the DIY group from 360p to 400p. Ahead of ... [more]

Intertek shares drop as HSBC cuts the stock to neutral

Intertek shares drop as HSBC cuts the stock to neutral

Tue, 03 March 2015

Testing services firm Intertek, had its rating cut to neutral by HSBC on Tuesday, a day after the company released full-year 2014 earnings. In its annual results, the group reported pre-tax profits fa... [more]

Investec names AB Foods and Unilever as key picks in consumer staples sector

Tue, 03 March 2015

Shares in Associated British Foods (ABF) and Unilever were making decent gains on Tuesday after broker Investec named the two stocks as its top picks in the European consumer staples sector. Analysts ... [more]

Broker tips: IAG, RSA, William Hill

Mon, 02 March 2015

Credit Suisse has hiked its target price for International Airlines Group from 678p to 750p after the British Airways and Iberia owner beat estimates with its annual results last week. The bank reiter... [more]

Credit Suisse lifts target price for IAG

Mon, 02 March 2015

Credit Suisse has hiked its target price for International Airlines Group (IAG) from 678p to 750p after the British Airways and Iberia owner beat estimates with its annual results last week. The bank ... [more]

UBS upgrades RSA Insurance to 'neutral', but caution remains

Mon, 02 March 2015

UBS said it remains cautious about RSA Insurance but has upgraded its rating on the stock from 'sell' to 'neutral', saying that the market's expectations have been reset following last week's annual r... [more]

Broker tips: Lloyds, RBS, Rightmove

Fri, 27 February 2015

Shares in banking group Lloyds edged higher on Friday after shareholders celebrated their first dividend payment in six years, though weaker-than-expected results prompted Shore Capital to retain a 'h... [more]

JPMorgan cuts RBS target, stays 'neutral'

Fri, 27 February 2015

RBS' share price was spending another day in the red on Friday as analysts reacted to the bank's worse-than-expected 2014 results, with JPMorgan Cazenove cutting its price target on the stock from 400... [more]

Canaccord upgrades Rightmove after resilience to OnTheMarket launch

Fri, 27 February 2015

Canaccord Genuity has upgraded its rating on real estate portal Rightmove from 'hold' to 'buy' after a better-than-expected set of annual results on Friday. The broker has hiked its target price for t... [more]

ShoreCap keeps 'hold' on Lloyds after mixed 2014 results

Fri, 27 February 2015

Shares in banking group Lloyds edged higher on Friday after shareholders celebrated their first dividend payment in six years, though weaker-than-expected results prompted Shore Capital to retain a 'h... [more]

Citi cuts its 2015 outlook for US but raises for Eurozone

Thu, 26 February 2015

US banking giant Citigroup adjusted its economic outlook for the US and Eurozone, cutting 2015 growth forecasts for the world's largest economy but raising its forecasts for the 17-nation bloc. In its... [more]

Broker tips: RBS, Standard Chartered, Domino's Pizza

Thu, 26 February 2015

Investec has retained a 'sell' rating on RBS after 2014 results from the UK banking group missed market forecasts, saying that the stock's valuation was too expensive. "RBS has now achieved a seventh ... [more]

StanChart boardroom changes welcome, but Credit Suisse stays cautious

Thu, 26 February 2015

A boardroom shake-up at Standard Chartered should be well-received, according to Credit Suisse, which believes that the banking group needs a "substantial overhauling" of its strategy. The Swiss broke... [more]

Numis upgrades Domino's Pizza to 'buy' on strong growth prospects

Thu, 26 February 2015

There is upside risk to the market's forecasts for Domino's Pizza, according to Numis Securities, which upgraded the stock from 'add' to 'buy' on Thursday after a strong annual report. The pizza deliv... [more]

RBS shares too expensive after poor results, says Investec

Thu, 26 February 2015

Investec has retained a 'sell' rating on RBS after 2014 results from the UK banking group missed market forecasts, saying that the stock's valuation was too expensive. The company reported an attribut... [more]

Vodafone should move quickly and acquire Liberty Global, Merrill says

Wed, 25 February 2015

'Strike while the iron is hot' was the recommendation from analysts at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch to Vodafone's management, recommending the mobile operator buy US cable giant Liberty Global. Compe... [more]

Broker tips: BHP Billiton, Morrisons, St James's Place, Sky

Wed, 25 February 2015

Investec has hiked its target price for mining giant BHP Billiton from 1,323p to 1,552p after first-half results on Tuesday impressed the market, though the broker still kept its 'hold' rating. "BHP B... [more]

St James's Place "very well positioned", says Berenberg

Wed, 25 February 2015

The "strong performance continues" at St James's Place, according to Berenberg, after 2014 results from the wealth management group topped forecasts on Wednesday. The broker reiterated a 'buy' recomme... [more]

Investec hikes BHP Billiton target price, but stays at 'hold'

Wed, 25 February 2015

Investec has hiked its target price for mining giant BHP Billiton from 1,323p to 1,552p after first-half results on Tuesday impressed the market, though the broker still kept its 'hold' rating. The wo... [more]

Sky shares rally on Citigroup's promotion to its top 'buy' list

Wed, 25 February 2015

Shares in Sky poured on respectable gains in Wednesday's session after Citigroup retained a 'buy' recommendation on the stock and promoted it to the bank's 'Focus List Europe'. The bank also raised it... [more]

ShoreCap upgrades Morrisons to 'buy' after new CEO appointment

Wed, 25 February 2015

Shore Capital has welcomed the appointment of David Potts as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of Morrisons, saying his experience and expertise may bring about a much-needed turnaround in the sup... [more]

Wednesday broker round-up

Wed, 25 February 2015

Betfair: Nomura ups target price to 1,405p from 1,074p and reiterates reduce. BHP Billiton: JP Morgan ups target to 1,720p from 1,600p and reiterates neutral stance. Diageo: Berenberg restarts covera... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Tullow Oil 364.80 2.10 17:11
Taylor Wimpey 147.90 2.07 16:57
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 202.00 1.61 16:56
Hargreaves Lansdown 1,171.00 0.95 17:03
Sainsbury (J) 273.90 0.62 16:57

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Smith & Nephew 1,131.00 -5.67 17:09
Travis Perkins 1,944.00 -4.00 17:09
RSA Insurance Group 421.30 -3.25 17:09
Barclays 254.30 -3.22 17:09
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 556.00 -3.14 17:11