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Broker tips: Shell, Easyjet, Standard Life

Broker tips: Shell, Easyjet, Standard Life

Thu, 29 January 2015

Charles Stanley has cut its recommendation for Royal Dutch Shell from 'buy' to 'accumulate', saying it sees less upside after fourth-quarter profits came in well below forecasts. The broker said: "The... [more]

Barclays upgrades Easyjet after strong first quarter

Barclays upgrades Easyjet after strong first quarter

Thu, 29 January 2015

Easyjet's shares were flying higher on Thursday after analysts at Barclays Capital upgraded their stance on the stock from 'equalweight' to 'overweight' and hiked their target price from 1,850p to 2,1... [more]

Shell no longer a 'buy' due to challenging outlook, says Charles Stanley

Shell no longer a 'buy' due to challenging outlook, says Charles Stanley

Thu, 29 January 2015

Charles Stanley has cut its recommendation for Royal Dutch Shell from 'buy' to 'accumulate', saying it sees less upside after fourth-quarter profits came in well below forecasts. Shell announced that ... [more]

Thursday broker round-up

Thursday broker round-up

Thu, 29 January 2015

Antofagasta: Charles Stanley downgrades to 'reduce'. Avon Rubber: WH Ireland ups target price from 825p to 900p and keeps a 'buy' recommendation. Investec downgrades from 'buy' to 'hold' with a target... [more]

Canaccord downgrades Standard Life to 'hold'

Canaccord downgrades Standard Life to 'hold'

Thu, 29 January 2015

Canaccord Genuity said it was "taking a more cautious view" on the near-term growth outlook at Standard Life, as it lowered its rating on the insurer from 'buy' to 'hold'. The broker is worried about ... [more]

Broker tips: Experian, Balfour Beatty, Anglo American, Afren

Wed, 28 January 2015

Broker Liberum reiterated its 'buy' rating on Experian after the information services firm announced an unexpected £394.7m buyback, which amounts to 5% of its stock. "Experian's sustainable superior c... [more]

Westhouse downgrades Afren to 'sell', cuts target by 97.8%

Wed, 28 January 2015

Broker Westhouse Securities has cut Afren from 'neutral' to 'sell' and slashed its target price from 90p to just 2p, saying that the risk of owning shares in the struggling oil producer is too high. A... [more]

Experian's cash generation a 'key strength', says Liberum

Wed, 28 January 2015

Broker Liberum reiterated its 'buy' rating on Experian stock after the information services firm announced an unexpected $600m (£394.7m) buyback, which amounts to 5% of its stock. On Wednesday, the FT... [more]

Numis on Experian

Wed, 28 January 2015

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Shore Capital expects 'negative reaction' after Anglo American's Q4 output declines

Wed, 28 January 2015

Broker Shore Capital said it expected a "negative market reaction" after mining giant Anglo American reported a decline in output in the fourth quarter. The London-based group said reported fourth-qua... [more]

Upside limited at Balfour Beatty but sentiment has improved, says UBS

Wed, 28 January 2015

UBS has lifted its target price for Balfour Beatty's shares, saying that the recent rally in the stock shows that the market is giving the infrastructure group "the benefit of the doubt" after a tough... [more]

Wednesday broker round-up

Wed, 28 January 2015

Bag (AG): N+1 Singer downgrades from 'hold' to 'sell'. Balfour Beatty: UBS ups target price from 200p to 235p and retains a 'neutral'. BG Group: Deutsche Bank reduces target price from 1175p to 1050p... [more]

Broker tips: HSBC, Eastyjet, Dixons Carphone

Tue, 27 January 2015

HSBC's share price was under pressure on Tuesday after broker Investec lowered its rating for the stock from 'add' to 'hold', saying that the bank's upcoming fourth-quarter results could disappoint. T... [more]

Morgan Stanley cuts Dixons Carphone to 'underweight'

Tue, 27 January 2015

Dixons Carphone's stock took a tumble on Tuesday after US banking giant Morgan Stanley lowered its recommendation on the electrical retailer from 'equal weight' to 'underweight'. Analysts said that th... [more]

Numis welcomes "encouraging" Q1 update from Easyjet, maintains 'buy'

Tue, 27 January 2015

Broker Numis Securities said it expects upgrades to consensus estimates for Easyjet after the budget airline impressed the market with its first-quarter update and positive outlook on Tuesday. Easyjet... [more]

Investec expects "disappointing" Q4 results from HSBC, downgrades to 'hold'

Tue, 27 January 2015

HSBC's share price was under pressure on Tuesday after broker Investec lowered its rating for the stock from 'add' to 'hold', saying that the bank's upcoming fourth-quarter results could disappoint. T... [more]

Tuesday broker round-up

Tue, 27 January 2015

Ashmore: Berenberg ups target price from 310p to 340p and upgrades from 'hold' to 'buy'. Britvic: Numis upgrades from 'hold' to 'add' with a target price of 757p. EKF Diagnostics: FinnCap reinstates ... [more]

Broker tips: Countrywide, SSE, Vedanta

Mon, 26 January 2015

Given the sustained worsening in trading conditions seen in the last three months of 2014 and the distinctly cautious tone to market commentary regarding the outlook for next year, Credit Suisse reduc... [more]

Credit Suisse cuts estimates for Countrywide on weak outlook

Mon, 26 January 2015

Given the sustained worsening in trading conditions seen in the last three months of 2014 and the distinctly cautious tone to market commentary regarding the outlook for next year, Credit Suisse reduc... [more]

Credit Suisse slashes target price on Vedanta

Mon, 26 January 2015

Following guidance last week from Cairn India that it is aiming to remain free-cash-flow positive at current spot prices for crude analysts at Credit Suisse have cut their price target on Vedanta Reso... [more]

Charles Stanley remains cautious on SSE

Mon, 26 January 2015

Broker Charles Stanley reiterated its 'hold' rating for SSE, after the energy company its earnings were expected to be flat, though the management remained committed to grow the annual dividend. SSE s... [more]

Monday broker round-up

Mon, 26 January 2015

Close Brothers Group: UBS raises target price from 1430p to 1500p and retains a 'neutral' rating. Flybe: Liberum cuts target price from 180p to 140p and maintains its 'buy' recommendation. IGas Energ... [more]

Broker tips: Vodafone, EnQuest, Vedanta Resources

Fri, 23 January 2015

The decline in organic revenues at Vodafone continued to ease in its third quarter, according to UBS, which hailed the telecom giant's "good progress in key markets". The bank reiterated its 'buy' sta... [more]

Friday broker round-up

Fri, 23 January 2015

AstraZeneca: Berenberg raises target price from 4240p to 4800p and retains a 'hold' recommendation. Balfour Beatty: Numis ups target price to 230p and upgrades from 'hold' to 'add'. B&M European Valu... [more]

Vodafone shares lifted as UBS predicts return to growth

Fri, 23 January 2015

The decline in organic revenues at Vodafone continued to ease in its third quarter, according to UBS, which hailed the telecom giant's "good progress in key markets". The bank reiterated its 'buy' sta... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
easyJet 1,876.00 6.17 17:00
Hargreaves Lansdown 1,033.00 3.82 17:10
Diageo 2,022.50 3.08 17:10
Barratt Developments 470.40 2.77 17:00
Taylor Wimpey 137.60 2.46 17:00

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Fresnillo 862.50 -5.22 17:00
Royal Dutch Shell 'B' 2,138.00 -4.89 17:08
Royal Dutch Shell 'A' 2,057.00 -4.34 17:08
Randgold Resources Ltd. 5,420.00 -2.95 17:10
Glencore 250.00 -2.93 17:09