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Friday broker round-up

Friday broker round-up

Fri, 05 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Enterprise Inns: Barclays downgrades to underweight with a target of 80p. Thomas Cook: HSBC reiterates hold with a target price of 100p and JP Morgan keeps at overweight with a 17... [more]

Broker tips: BG Group, Halma, Enterprise Inns

Broker tips: BG Group, Halma, Enterprise Inns

Fri, 05 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Nomura reiterated its 'buy' rating and target price of 1150p on BG Group after the company reported a rise in full-year earnings. Pre-tax profits came to $2.97bn (£2bn) in 2015, com... [more]

High-yield equities might see demand as Fed hike expectations fall, HSBC says

High-yield equities might see demand as Fed hike expectations fall, HSBC says

Fri, 05 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Access to reliable proprietary data can offer valuable insights into possible investment opportunities and equity strategists at HSBC thought they had detected just such an instance... [more]

Nomura reiterates 'buy' rating for BG Group

Nomura reiterates 'buy' rating for BG Group

Fri, 05 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Nomura reiterated its 'buy' rating and target price of 1150p on BG Group after the company reported a rise in full-year earnings. Pre-tax profits came to $2.97bn (£2bn) in 2015, com... [more]

Halma's CenTrak acquisition to boost earnings, says Investec

Halma's CenTrak acquisition to boost earnings, says Investec

Fri, 05 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Halma's shares climbed on Friday as Investec said its acquisition of CenTrak will add to revenue and profit growth in 2016. The healthcare devices maker is paying $140m (£96.3m) for... [more]

Barclays downgrades Enterprise Inns to 'underweight'

Fri, 05 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Barclays downgraded Enterprise Inns to 'underweight' from 'equalweight' and slashed the price target to 80p from 155p. It pointed to the selloff in credit markets, which it reckons ... [more]

Thursday broker round-up

Thu, 04 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Coca-Cola HBC: Barclays downgrades to underweight with a target of 1325p. TalkTalk: Goldman Sachs downgrades to neutral with a target of 271p. Paragon Group: JP Morgan downgrades t... [more]

Broker tips: Barclays, Lloyds, RBS, Beazley

Thu, 04 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - The exposure of UK banks to China and oil should not be a material concern and the prospects for dividends have improved but the likelihood of later rate hikes in the UK means their... [more]

HSBC cuts price targets for Barclays, Lloyds and RBS

Thu, 04 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - The exposure of UK banks to China and oil should not be a material concern and the prospects for dividends have improved but the likelihood of later rate hikes in the UK means their... [more]

Morgan Stanley now sees crude oil prices falling throughout 2016

Thu, 04 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Oil prices would continue falling throughout 2016 instead of rising, according to new research from Morgan Stanley, possibly confounding the likes of the European Commission who on ... [more]

Beazley a 'hold' after full year results

Thu, 04 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Insurance group Beazley was rated at 'hold' by Peel Hunt on Thursday after the company reported its full-year results. Peel Hunt said the pre-tax profit of £284, up 8% year-on-year,... [more]

UBS issues reality check to global banks but likes Lloyds, RBS

Wed, 03 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - UBS had a reality check for global banks in 2016, warning that another year of fundamental headwinds such as oil and central bank policy will likely weigh on earnings expectations. ... [more]

Citi cuts target on StanChart, points out correlation with oil price

Wed, 03 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Analysts at Citi on Wednesday lowered their target price on the shares of Asia-focused and commodity-exposed lender StanChart. The broker described the lender“s valuation at 0.5 tim... [more]

Analysts upbeat on Hargreaves Lansdown's outlook, but valuation seen as generous

Wed, 03 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Analysts appeared to remain generally upbeat on the prospects for Hargreaves Lansdown despite the small 'miss' by the financial products supermarket on its first half profits when c... [more]

Broker tips: Prudential, TalkTalk, Foxtons

Wed, 03 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Barclays and UBS have played down reports that Prudential would be hit by a clampdown on Hong Kong sales of insurance products from mainland China, which sent the shares tumbling 8%... [more]

Barclays and UBS dismiss Hong Kong concerns over Prudential

Wed, 03 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Barclays and UBS have played down reports that Prudential would be hit by a clampdown on Hong Kong sales of insurance products from mainland China, which sent the shares tumbling 8%... [more]

SocGen cuts Sainsbury's, says Home deal increases risk profile

Wed, 03 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Societe Generale downgraded Sainsbury's to 'hold' from 'buy' and slashed the price target to 260p from 310p following the announcement of its offer for Home Retail Group. The bank s... [more]

Canaccord reiterates 'buy' for Foxtons but cuts price target

Wed, 03 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Shares in Foxtons gained as Canaccord Genuity reiterated its 'buy' rating after the UK real estate group reported a solid year of revenue growth. A trading update from the group, wh... [more]

Mixed broker views on TalkTalk

Wed, 03 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Exane BNP Paribas has upgraded TalkTalk from 'neutral' to 'outperform' on the company's weak share price, however Goldman Sachs downgraded the company from 'buy' to 'neutral'. The F... [more]

Carnival cruising towards attractive value but Zika a concern, Numis says

Wed, 03 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Shares in Carnival continues to take on water on Wednesday after sinking almost 8% the day before due to investors reading across from the disappointing results of rival Royal Carib... [more]

Broker tips: Home Retail, Britvic, AG Barr, Shell

Tue, 02 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Home Retail had its 'sell' rating reiterated by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday after the company agreed on the terms of a takeover bid from J Sainsbury. Sainsbury's has offered £1.3bn... [more]

It“s not 2008 all over again, Credit Suisse says, but China risks have risen

Tue, 02 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Credit Suisse on Tuesday downgraded its recommendation to clients as regards global equities, marked down its year-end target for the S&P 500 and cautioned that it saw an increased ... [more]

Liberum cuts targets on wide swathe of oil sector firms

Tue, 02 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Analysts at Liberum cut their share price targets for a wide swathe of the London-listed oil sector after taking into account the sharp shift lower in futures prices over the last f... [more]

Citigroup upgrades Shell to 'buy'

Tue, 02 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Citigroup upgraded Royal Dutch Shell to 'buy' from 'neutral' with an unchanged price target of 1,775p, after the oil major got the green light from both sets of shareholders for its... [more]

JP Morgan Cazenove initiates coverage of Britvic and AG Barr

Tue, 02 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - JP Morgan Cazenove has initiated coverage of soft drink companies Britvic and AG Barr at 'underweight' and 'overweight' respectively. In a note on Tuesday, the investment bank said ... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Symantec Corp. 19.76 3.02 22:10
Comcast Corp. 59.41 2.06 22:10
CA Inc. 28.32 0.60 22:00
Costco Wholesale Corp. 143.99 0.50 22:10
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. 43.42 0.39 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
TripAdvisor Inc. 58.37 -8.53 22:03
Adobe Systems Inc. 79.20 -8.29 22:08
T-Mobile Us, Inc. 35.66 -7.86 22:10
Netflix Inc. 82.79 -7.71 22:03
Nxp Semiconductors Nv 70.70 -7.35 22:09