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Broker tips: Shell, TSB, Pets at Home

Broker tips: Shell, TSB, Pets at Home

Fri, 24 October 2014

Recent falls in the share price of Royal Dutch Shell mean that the oil major is now worth a 'buy', according to UBS which removed its 'neutral' rating on the stock on Friday. "We contend that the sell... [more]

Investec hails mortgage prospects at TSB, says shares 'oversold'

Investec hails mortgage prospects at TSB, says shares 'oversold'

Fri, 24 October 2014

Investec has repeated its 'buy' recommendation for TSB after a decent third quarter from the challenger bank, with the broker reiterating its excitement about prospects for "mortgage-led growth" in 20... [more]

UBS upgrades Shell after recent share-price weakness

UBS upgrades Shell after recent share-price weakness

Fri, 24 October 2014

Recent falls in the share price of Royal Dutch Shell mean that the oil major is now worth a 'buy', according to UBS which removed its 'neutral' rating on the stock on Friday. The bank has upgraded its... [more]

Friday broker round-up UPDATE

Friday broker round-up UPDATE

Fri, 24 October 2014

Advanced Medical Solutions: Oriel initiates with a target price of 135p and a buy recommendation. African Barrick Gold: JP Morgan moves target price from 300p to 310p maintaining its overweight rating... [more]

Oriel recommends investors 'sell' shares of Pets at Home despite Q2 beat

Oriel recommends investors 'sell' shares of Pets at Home despite Q2 beat

Fri, 24 October 2014

A second-quarter update from pet shop chain Pets at Home was received well by the market on Friday, though analysts at Oriel Securities kept a 'reduce' rating on the stock, recommending investors to "... [more]

Tesco broker round-up - Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Shore Capital

Thu, 23 October 2014

There was a wide range of analyst reaction after Tesco unveiled interim results, with one commentator saying they contained "the worst performance in 40 years" as profit before tax bombed 92% to £112m... [more]

Credit Suisse sees high potential for IAG's short-haul routes

Thu, 23 October 2014

International airline carrier IAG is the most attractive play on business model 'convergence' in its sector Credit Suisse wrote on Thursday. The company has the scope to drive returns by tapping into ... [more]

Shorecap reviews Premier Foods after profit warning

Thu, 23 October 2014

Shore Capital is reviewing its advice to investors to buy Premier Foods shares after the Mr Kipling and Ambrosia rice group warned the City to expect profits at the lower end of hopes. Premier said sh... [more]

Charles Stanley says keep Unilever shares amid tough markets

Thu, 23 October 2014

Charles Stanley is advising investors to hold tight on Unilever shares for now after the Pot Noodle-to-Flora margarine group reported lower turnover due to currency volatility and said markets remaine... [more]

Broker tips: Rio Tinto, Tullow Oil, Foxtons

Thu, 23 October 2014

Investec hailed Thursday's announcement by mining group Rio Tinto that it has decided to extend the tenure of its chief executive officer (CEO) Sam Walsh and also its chief financial officer, saying i... [more]

Foxtons still a 'buy' despite profit warning, says Numis

Thu, 23 October 2014

Investors of Foxtons shouldn't be deterred by a profit warning from the estate agency group, says Numis Securities, which maintained its 'buy' rating after a sell-off in the shares on Thursday. Foxton... [more]

Westhouse highlights buying opportunity at Tullow despite mixed Kenyan update

Thu, 23 October 2014

Tullow Oil's share price dropped sharply on Thursday after the company reported a mixed exploration and appraisal update on Kenyan operations, though analysts at Westhouse Securities recommend investo... [more]

Extended contracts for Rio management welcomed by Investec

Thu, 23 October 2014

Investec hailed Thursday's announcement by mining group Rio Tinto that it has decided to extend the tenure of its chief executive officer (CEO) and chief financial officer (CFO), saying it provides ce... [more]

Thursday broker round-up UPDATE

Thu, 23 October 2014

Abcam: FinnCap moves target price from 390p to 400p keeping a hold recommendation. Anglo American: Investec places its target price (prev.: 1603p) under review keeping its buy recommendation. Arbuthn... [more]

Investec welcomes Supergroup shake-up but warns on weather

Wed, 22 October 2014

Broker Investec has welcomed changes at the top at fashion retailer Supergroup but is cutting its forecasts amid worries about the impact of warm weather on clothing retailers. Supergroup announced on... [more]

Broker tips: GSK, BHP Billiton, International Personal Finance, Supergroup

Wed, 22 October 2014

Hargreaves Lansdown says the City may take a more charitable view of Glaxosmithkline shares after the drug group announced higher third-quarter earnings per share and a streamlining of its business. T... [more]

Market may need to revisit Glaxo stance, says Hargreaves Lansdown

Wed, 22 October 2014

Hargreaves Lansdown says the City may take a more charitable view of Glaxosmithkline shares after the drug group announced higher third quarter earnings per share and a streamlining of its business. T... [more]

Peel Hunt hails 'great appointment' of former Co-op boss at Supergroup

Wed, 22 October 2014

The hiring of former Co-op boss Euan Sutherland as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of Supergroup is a "great appointment" by the fashion retailer, according to broker Peel Hunt which reiterated ... [more]

BHP Billiton's Q1 production 'only just enough', says Morgan Stanley

Wed, 22 October 2014

BHP Billiton's production results for its fiscal first quarter were "only just enough", according to Morgan Stanley,which kept an 'overweight' stance on the stock. Group production increased by 9% in ... [more]

Panmure upgrades International Personal Finance after recent sell-off

Wed, 22 October 2014

The recent drop in the share price of International Personal Finance (IPF) means that the stock is now worth a 'buy', with Panmure Gordon removing its 'sell' recommendation. The upgrade came as the ho... [more]

Wednesday broker round-up UPDATE

Wed, 22 October 2014

Amino Technologies: N+1 Singer moves target price from 93p to 107p upgrading to buy. Anglo American: Liberum Capital reduces target price from 1300p to 1200p retaining its sell recommendation. ARM Ho... [more]

Asos broker round-up: Exane, Citi, UBS, Cantor, Barclays

Tue, 21 October 2014

Broker reaction to full year results from Asos was mixed, coming after three profit warnings from the online fashion retailer in the last seven months. Here are a selection of views from analysts befo... [more]

Broker tips: Shire, ARM Holdings, Transport, Real estate

Tue, 21 October 2014

Panmure Gordon chose to reiterate its 'buy' recommendation on Shire even though the $54bn pursuit by Abbvie is now officially over, highlighting an "opportunity" for investors to pick up shares after ... [more]

Panmure highlights 'multiple suitors' for Shire as Abbvie deal falls through

Tue, 21 October 2014

Shire's share price bounced on Tuesday after it agreed with US pharmaceutical group Abbvie to officially terminate the latter's $54bn takeover offer. Panmure Gordon chose to reiterate its 'buy' recomm... [more]

Jump aboard Stagecoach rather than Go-Ahead, says Shorecap

Tue, 21 October 2014

Broker Shore Capital welcomed transport group Go-Ahead's latest update but said it was keener on rival Stagecoach. Go-Ahead said in a first-quarter trading update on Tuesday that commercial and conces... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Shire Plc 4,034.00 3.57 15:20
Vodafone Group 200.75 1.98 15:20
Standard Chartered 1,110.50 1.05 15:20
Old Mutual 184.80 0.71 15:20
Ashtead Group 999.50 0.71 15:20

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Pearson 1,138.00 -2.65 15:20
G4S 250.90 -2.45 15:20
Anglo American 1,307.50 -2.43 15:20
Reckitt Benckiser Group 4,970.00 -2.07 15:20
BT Group 369.30 -1.94 15:20