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Broker tips: Easyjet, Serco, Oil stocks

Broker tips: Easyjet, Serco, Oil stocks

Fri, 21 November 2014

Broker Liberum has lifted its target price for budget airline Easyjet from 1,650p to 1,725p and repeated its 'buy' recommendation, hailing the company's effort to adapt to an "inflationary world". Ana... [more]

Liberum lifts Easyjet target, reiterates 'buy'

Liberum lifts Easyjet target, reiterates 'buy'

Fri, 21 November 2014

Broker Liberum has lifted its target price for budget airline Easyjet from 1,650p to 1,725p and repeated its 'buy' recommendation, hailing the company's efforts to adapt to an "inflationary world". An... [more]

Credit Suisse downgrades Serco to 'underperform', slashes target price

Credit Suisse downgrades Serco to 'underperform', slashes target price

Fri, 21 November 2014

Credit Suisse has lowered its rating for UK outsourcing group Serco from 'neutral' to 'underperform' and more than halved its target price for the stock, saying that the shares are "too expensive". Th... [more]

Westhouse highlights attractive oil stocks that can weather crude-price falls

Westhouse highlights attractive oil stocks that can weather crude-price falls

Fri, 21 November 2014

Westhouse Securities has called for investors in the oil and gas sector to be a "bit more patient" with oil prices currently rumbling along at multi-year lows, as it highlighted buying opportunities i... [more]

Friday broker round-up

Friday broker round-up

Fri, 21 November 2014

Afren: Westhouse cuts target price from 110p to 90p and retains its 'neutral' rating. Amlin: Deutsche Bank cuts target price from 461p to 429p, downgrading to 'sell'. BAE Systems: UBS ups target pric... [more]

Numis stays positive on Mothercare

Thu, 20 November 2014

Numis Securities is staying upbeat on Mothercare's prospects after the baby goods retailer said its lacklustre UK business was showing signs of improvement. Mothercare said on Thursday that UK like-... [more]

Yield hunters fleeing supermarkets should consider REITs instead

Thu, 20 November 2014

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have had an excellent 2014, solidly outperforming the FTSE 100 and offering a potential haven for yield hunters. Whereas the main index is down 1.5% for the year,... [more]

Broker tips: Babcock, Johnson Matthey, Great Portland Estates

Thu, 20 November 2014

Engineering support services group Babcock International's interims were "very solid", Investec analyst John Lawson said in a research note on Thursday. "The group continues to successfully replenish ... [more]

Johnson Matthey's H1 beat should underpin forecasts, says Liberum

Thu, 20 November 2014

First-half results from Johnson Matthey came in well ahead of consensus estimates and should reassure investors who were worrying about full-year forecasts, according to broker Liberum. Revenue totall... [more]

Investec describes Babcock's interims as 'very solid'

Thu, 20 November 2014

Engineering support services group Babcock International's interims were "very solid", Investec analyst John Lawson wrote in a research note e-mailed to clients on Thursday. Underlying revenues sped a... [more]

Credit Suisse initiates coverage of Great Portland Estates at 'outperform'

Thu, 20 November 2014

Credit Suisse believes property investment and development company Great Portland Estates is set to outperform its peer group over the next twelve months. Hence its decision to initiate coverage of th... [more]

Thursday broker round-up

Thu, 20 November 2014

AGA Rangemaster: N+1 Singer cuts target price from 200p to 165p and stays with its 'buy' recommendation. Ashtead Group: UBS initiates with a target price of 1070p and a 'neutral' rating. Babcock: Sho... [more]

Royal Mail delivers 'mixed bag' for analysts as shares drop after interims

Wed, 19 November 2014

Royal Mail smashed forecasts with first-half profits, but analysts labelled the interim report as a "mixed bag", with shares dropping sharply on the back of competition concerns. Adjusted pre-tax prof... [more]

WH Ireland says buy Avon Rubber on positive FY results

Wed, 19 November 2014

Broker WH Ireland is advising investors to inflate their portfolios with Avon Rubber after the maker of gas masks and milking equipment lifted its annual profits by 21.2% to £16.6m. Avon said orders... [more]

Broker tips: Pub companies, IMI, National Grid

Wed, 19 November 2014

Analysts at Barclays have said a de-rating of UK pub stocks is "very likely" after MPs voted to scrap the 'beer tie', meaning that tenants are now allowed an independent rent review and will be able t... [more]

Beer tie vote creates 'significant uncertainty' for pubcos, says Barclays

Wed, 19 November 2014

Analysts at Barclays have said a de-rating of UK pub stocks is "very likely" after MPs voted to scrap the 'beer tie', meaning that tenants are now allowed an independent rent review and will be able t... [more]

Deutsche Bank upgrades National Grid to 'hold'

Wed, 19 November 2014

National Grid shares were given a small boost on Wednesday after analysts at Deutsche Bank lifted their recommendation for the utility stock from 'sell' to 'hold'. They hiked their target price for th... [more]

Liberum downgrades IMI to 'hold' on challenging outlook

Wed, 19 November 2014

Analysts at broker Liberum have cut their rating for engineering group IMI from 'buy' to 'hold' on the back of a "challenging near-term outlook". They predict that the stock will "tread water" in the ... [more]

Wednesday broker round-up

Wed, 19 November 2014

Amlin: Numis downgrades from 'buy' to 'add' with a target price of 535p. ARM Holdings: Liberum Capital initiates with a target price of 700p and a 'sell' recommendation. Avon Rubber: Investec raises ... [more]

Sell your ARM says Liberum, as 'smartphone party is over'

Wed, 19 November 2014

ARM Holdings has been one of the best global technology stories, but broker Liberum sees the microprocessor company "at an inflection point" as the smartphone-driven boom slows and Intel becomes a mor... [more]

Broker tips: Easyjet, Tullow Oil, Balfour Beatty

Tue, 18 November 2014

Charles Stanley is telling investors to keep shares in Easyjet after the budget carrier failed to upgrade its profit forecasts. The Luton-based airline on Tuesday posted record annual profits for the ... [more]

Lack of bad news lifts Balfour Beatty, but Westhouse still says 'sell'

Tue, 18 November 2014

A third-quarter trading update from Balfour Beatty "contained a welcome lack of further bad news", according to Westhouse Securities, though the broker did continue to recommend investors to sell the ... [more]

Tullow Oil shares gain after Liberum reiterates 'buy'

Tue, 18 November 2014

Tullow Oil's share price was rising strongly on Tuesday, supported by a 'buy' call from Liberum,which downplayed the recent sell-off in the shares. Liberum has cut its target price for the stock from ... [more]

Hold on tight to Easyjet shares, says Charles Stanley

Tue, 18 November 2014

Charles Stanley is telling investors to keep shares in Easyjet after the budget carrier failed to upgrade its profit forecasts. The Luton-based airline on Tuesday posted record annual profits for the ... [more]

Tuesday broker round-up

Tue, 18 November 2014

Aggreko: HSBC raises target price from 1550p to 1650p and maintains a neutral rating. Al Noor Hospitals: Citi initiates with a target price of 1240p and a buy recommendation. Barclays: Credit Suisse ... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Anglo American 1,380.00 6.69 17:07
Rio Tinto 3,042.00 6.18 17:13
Tullow Oil 505.00 5.80 17:02
Fresnillo 763.50 5.31 16:46
BHP Billiton 1,662.00 5.02 17:09

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Imperial Tobacco Group 2,885.00 -1.33 17:11
TUI Travel 423.40 -0.87 17:00
Carnival 2,617.00 -0.80 17:08
easyJet 1,553.00 -0.77 17:07
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 377.70 -0.76 17:08