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Broker tips: RBS, St James's Place, Supergroup, Henderson

Broker tips: RBS, St James's Place, Supergroup, Henderson

Fri, 31 October 2014

Third-quarter profits from RBS were well-received by the stock market in London on Friday, though brokers remained divided over how to recommend the stock to investors. Analysts warned that, despite t... [more]

Citigroup upgrades Henderson to 'buy', sees good entry point

Citigroup upgrades Henderson to 'buy', sees good entry point

Fri, 31 October 2014

Citigroup has highlighted an "attractive entry price" for potential investors of investment management firm Henderson Group, as it upgraded its rating on the stock from 'neutral' to 'buy'. Henderson s... [more]

St James's Place shares rise as Barclays names stock as top pick

St James's Place shares rise as Barclays names stock as top pick

Fri, 31 October 2014

St James's Place's (SJP) share price was extending gains on Friday after a strong third-quarter update the previous session, with Barclays Capital providing a boost after naming the wealth manager as ... [more]

Full-price strategy has to change at Supergroup, says Oriel Securities

Full-price strategy has to change at Supergroup, says Oriel Securities

Fri, 31 October 2014

The market had factored in some bad news ahead of Supergroup's profit warning on Friday, "but the quantum of the downgrade is greater than feared", according to Oriel Securities. The broker retained i... [more]

Friday broker round-up UPDATE

Friday broker round-up UPDATE

Fri, 31 October 2014

Afren: Deutsche Bank lowers target price from 110p to 105p, leaving its hold recommendation unaltered. Aviva: Barclays ups target price from 397p to 420p and reiterates its equal-weight rating. Barcl... [more]

RBS making progress, but analysts raise concerns about future costs

Fri, 31 October 2014

Third-quarter results from RBS were well-received by the stock market in London on Friday with shares rising strongly after better-than-expected profits and an improved balance sheet, though brokers ... [more]

Broker tips: Shell, Barclays, British Land, St James's Place

Thu, 30 October 2014

Broker Charles Stanley has lifted its recommendation for Royal Dutch Shell from 'accumulate' to 'buy', saying that the company should be resilient to the recent slump in oil prices. The broker said Sh... [more]

St James's Place shares offer 'growth for free' says Berenberg

Thu, 30 October 2014

Wealth manager St James's Place (SJP) has delivered "yet another strong quarter", according to Berenberg which repeated its positive stance on the stock on Thursday. The broker, which kept a 'buy' rat... [more]

Charles Stanley upgrades Shell to 'buy' despite oil-price fall

Thu, 30 October 2014

Broker Charles Stanley has lifted its recommendation for Royal Dutch Shell from 'accumulate' to 'buy', saying that the company should be resilient to the recent slump in oil prices. The broker said Sh... [more]

British Land agrees record City rent for Cheesegrater, 'buy' says Liberum

Thu, 30 October 2014

Broker Liberum reiterated its 'buy' recommendation for British Land after reports the company let one floor of the 'Cheesegrater' building in London's Leadenhall Street for a record amount. British La... [more]

'Buy' Barclays after Q3 profit beat, recommends Shore Capital

Thu, 30 October 2014

Shore Capital has retained its 'buy' rating on shares of Barclays after the UK bank reported third-quarter profits well ahead of the broker's forecasts. Shore analyst Gary Greenwood said that the stoc... [more]

Thursday broker round-up UPDATE

Thu, 30 October 2014

Afren: Deutsche Bank cuts target price from 130p to 110p retaining its hold recommendation. Antofagasta: JP Morgan lowers target price from 760p to 755p and reiterates a neutral rating. Investec lower... [more]

Broker tips: Intertek, Next, StanChart

Wed, 29 October 2014

JP Morgan on Wednesday analysts Robert Plant, Chris Gallagher and Jolyon Wellington reiterated their 'overweight' recommendation on shares of testing services firm Intertek. That followed a meeting wi... [more]

JP Morgan reiterates overweight stance on Intertek

Wed, 29 October 2014

JP Morgan analysts Robert Plant, Chris Gallagher and Jolyon Wellington on Wednesday reiterated their 'overweight' recommendation on shares of testing services firm Intertek. That followed a meeting wi... [more]

Brewin Dolphin worried about sustainability of growth at Next

Wed, 29 October 2014

Unfortunately, fashion retailer Next is not due to hold a press conference call following Wednesday's disappointing figures, writes Brewin Dolphin's Nicla di Palma. The company reported sales for the ... [more]

Charles Stanley downgrades StanChart to 'hold'

Wed, 29 October 2014

Broker Charles Stanley has lowered its recommendation on shares of Standard Chartered to 'hold'. That follows the "stark" reversal by management on its outlook for underlying profits in the second hal... [more]

Wednesday broker round-up UPDATE

Wed, 29 October 2014

AMEC: Credit Suisse reduces target price from 1150p to 1070p and leaves its neutral rating unaltered. Anglo American: Morgan Stanley ups target price from 1440p to 1500p and maintains an underweight r... [more]

BG Group making progress but 'fairly rated', says Charles Stanley

Tue, 28 October 2014

Natural gas producer BG Group is making progress and the share price may have hit a trough, but third-quarter profits missed forecasts and investors are waiting for certainty on the outlook and value ... [more]

The Share Centre rates BP as a 'buy' despite profit decline

Tue, 28 October 2014

Investors willing to take on a little risk should consider shares of BP, according to The Share Centre, which recommended the stock as a 'buy' on Tuesday following the oil major's third-quarter result... [more]

UBS stays positive on UK engineers, recent sell-off overdone

Tue, 28 October 2014

The recent sell-off in the UK engineering sector has been overdone, according to UBS, which predicts that trading should improve in the near term. As part of its review of the sector, UBS has upgraded... [more]

Analysts lower targets for StanChart after second profit warning this year

Tue, 28 October 2014

Analysts at Numis Securities and Investec have cut their target prices for shares of Standard Chartered after the emerging markets-focused bank warned that second-half underlying profits would be belo... [more]

Tuesday broker round-up UPDATE

Tue, 28 October 2014

Afren: Credit Suisse lowers target price from 132p to 115p staying with its outperform rating. African Barrick Gold: Westhouse moves target price from 230p to 240p and keeps an add rating. Anglo Amer... [more]

Premier Foods shares bounce after ShoreCap reiterates 'buy'

Mon, 27 October 2014

In spite of a profit warning from Premier Foods last week, the share price of the Hovis, Mr Kipling and Oxo maker has quickly clawed its way back, helped in part by upbeat comments from Shore Capital.... [more]

Broker tips: Lloyds, GlaxoSmithKline, Airlines

Mon, 27 October 2014

Lloyds may have passed the Europe-wide stress tests, but the UK's own bank-health checks may be an issue, according to broker Jefferies which downgraded the stock from 'hold' to 'underperform' on Mond... [more]

Morgan Stanley takes upbeat view on Easyjet, Ryanair and IAG

Mon, 27 October 2014

Despite ongoing concerns about the spread of Ebola and its effect on tourism, Morgan Stanley has recommended investors to buy shares of UK-listed airline peers Easyjet, Ryanair and IAG, hailing the co... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Barclays 240.80 8.20 16:59
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 388.00 6.21 17:03
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 409.20 4.74 16:48
St James's Place 742.50 4.56 16:59
ARM Holdings 875.00 4.35 16:59

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Randgold Resources Ltd. 3,678.00 -2.67 17:01
Fresnillo 695.00 -2.65 17:09
Direct Line Insurance Group 275.70 -1.95 17:01
TUI Travel 398.60 -0.55 17:01
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 154.80 -0.51 17:09