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Broker tips: Tesco, Friends Life, Imagination Technologies

Broker tips: Tesco, Friends Life, Imagination Technologies

Thu, 18 December 2014

Shore Capital has welcomed new measures by Tesco to "crank up the customer service" ahead of Christmas, suggesting that competition from the rival discounters may be waning. Looking ahead of the all-i... [more]

Charles Stanley upgrades Friends Life after recent falls

Charles Stanley upgrades Friends Life after recent falls

Thu, 18 December 2014

Charles Stanley has lifted its stance on insurance firm Friends Life Group (FLG), saying it sees limited downside after recent falls in the stock. The shares have fallen by around 10% since the broker... [more]

Numis downgrades Imagination Technologies despite H1 outperformance

Numis downgrades Imagination Technologies despite H1 outperformance

Thu, 18 December 2014

Numis Securities is recommending investors to sell shares of Imagination Technologies Group (IMG) despite the chip group beating the market's forecasts with its first-half results, saying that its con... [more]

Shore Capital welcomes festive customer-service push at Tesco

Shore Capital welcomes festive customer-service push at Tesco

Thu, 18 December 2014

Shore Capital has welcomed new measures by Tesco to "crank up the customer service" ahead of Christmas, suggesting that competition from the rival discounters may be waning. Looking ahead of the all-i... [more]

Thursday broker round-up

Thursday broker round-up

Thu, 18 December 2014

AVEVA: JP Morgan reduces target price from 1825p to 1220p, downgrading to 'underweight'. Morgan Stanley reduces target price from 1725p to 1100p, downgrading to 'underweight'. Bellway: Jefferies ups t... [more]

Liberum says sell Babcock International after MoD privatisation deal

Wed, 17 December 2014

Liberum Capital is advising investors to off-load shares in defence group Babcock International despite its £140m purchase of the UK government's defence support group and associated service supply co... [more]

Broker tips: Mining stocks, Dixons Carphone, Xaar

Wed, 17 December 2014

After the recent falls across the mining sector, Liberum Capital has upgraded its rating on the category from 'sell' to 'hold', though the broker still sees plenty of downside risks in 2015. Liberum h... [more]

Xaar lifts guidance, but Numis keeps at 'hold' on low visibility

Wed, 17 December 2014

A bullish update from industrial inkjet printing group Xaar wasn't enough to make Numis Securities turn more positive about the stock on Wednesday as the broker kept its 'hold' recommendation on the s... [more]

Investec lifts target price for Dixons Carphone after strong results

Wed, 17 December 2014

Investec has lifted its target price for electrical product and mobile phone retailer Dixons Carphone (DC) after the company's well-received maiden interim results on Wednesday. The broker lifted its ... [more]

Liberum upgrades miners after recent sell-off, but downside risks remain

Wed, 17 December 2014

After the recent falls across the mining sector, Liberum Capital has upgraded its rating on the category from 'sell' to 'hold', though the broker still sees plenty of downside risks in 2015. Stocks on... [more]

Wednesday broker round-up

Wed, 17 December 2014

Acacia Mining: Deutsche Bank ups target price from 290p to 310p and keeps a 'buy' recommendation. Anglo American: Goldman Sachs upgrades to 'hold' with a target price of 1200p. Deutsche Bank reduces t... [more]

Broker tips: UK banks, BT, Imagination, Gulf Keystone

Tue, 16 December 2014

Shore Capital has said that the result of the Bank of England's (BoE) stress tests on UK banks was "a bit of a non-event" with all of the listed lenders passing as expected. "Overall, we do not expect... [more]

ShoreCap expects Lloyds to resume dividends after stress tests, RBS will have to wait

Tue, 16 December 2014

Shore Capital has said that the result of the Bank of England's (BoE) stress tests on UK banks was "a bit of a non-event" with all of the listed lenders passing as expected. Seven out of eight of the ... [more]

Imagination Technologies impresses Investec with margin guidance

Tue, 16 December 2014

Imagination Technologies' shares surged on Tuesday after the chip company beat forecasts with its first-half results and impressed with its outlook, prompting positive comments from Investec. The brok... [more]

Cantor Fitzgerald reiterates 'buy' on Gulf Keystone after Shaikan progress

Tue, 16 December 2014

Cantor Fitzgerald has repeated its 'buy' rating on oil group Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) after the company moved closer to upping output at its key producing asset, Shaikan, in the Kurdistan Region ... [more]

Tuesday broker round-up

Tue, 16 December 2014

Alexander Mining: Northland lowers target price from 6.1p to 3.6p and keeps a 'buy' recommendation. Britvic: Investec shifts target price from 725p to 727p and retains a 'hold' recommendation. BTG: J... [more]

BT paying "hefty" price for EE takeover, says Deutsche Bank

Tue, 16 December 2014

BT's £12.5bn offer for UK mobile network operator EE was "more expensive than expected", according to Deutsche Bank which kept its 'hold' rating on the telecoms giant. "After some serious speed dating... [more]

Broker tips: Weir Group, IAG, Greggs

Mon, 15 December 2014

Even under the most bearish scenario, at current prices there is upside potential to engineering outfit Weir Group's share price, analysts at Deutsche Bank said in a note e-mailed to clients dated 12 ... [more]

Peel Hunt upgrades Carpetright on improved profit forecast

Mon, 15 December 2014

Peel Hunt has upgraded Carpetright after the company more than doubled first half profits and forecast annual results towards the top end of market hopes. The floor covering retailer said underlying ... [more]

Credit Suisse hikes its target price for IAG

Mon, 15 December 2014

Shares in IAG may have gained recently on the back of fuel price weakness, but they do not reflect the improvement seen at its Spanish subsidiary, Iberia. The latter is the result of management's succ... [more]

Deutsche Bank initiates its coverage of Weir Group with a 'buy'

Mon, 15 December 2014

Even under the most bearish scenario, at current prices there is upside potential to engineering outfit Weir Group's share price, analysts at Deutsche Bank said in a note e-mailed to clients dated 12 ... [more]

Monday broker round-up

Mon, 15 December 2014

Ashtead Group: Berenberg raises target price from 1170p to 1345p and keeps its 'buy' recommendation. Aviva: Citi increases target price from 590p to 620p and maintains a 'buy' recommendation. Bellway... [more]

Brokers set to boost forecasts for Greggs after positive update

Mon, 15 December 2014

Liberum Capital and Shore Capital are reviewing their forecasts for Greggs after the bakery chain forecast annual profits above market hopes. Greggs said on Monday that full-year profit in the 53 week... [more]

Broker tips: Weir, Bellway, Spectris

Fri, 12 December 2014

After the recent decline in Weir Group's shares on the back of the turmoil surrounding the oil price, the valuation of the engineering stock now looks "compelling", according to Canaccord Genuity. The... [more]

Investec reiterates 'buy' on Spectris, lifts target price

Fri, 12 December 2014

Investec has reiterated its 'buy' call on instrumentation and controls firm Spectris after the acquisition this week of Canadian company Engineering Seismology Group (ESG). Spectris said on Thursday t... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Old Mutual 189.90 5.68 17:00
SABMiller 3,374.50 5.59 17:11
Aberdeen Asset Management 431.40 5.58 17:00
IMI 1,237.00 5.37 16:47
ARM Holdings 975.50 4.89 16:47

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Coca-Cola HBC AG (CDI) 1,221.00 -1.61 16:43
Glencore 290.00 -0.84 17:12
United Utilities Group 914.50 -0.38 17:11
BT Group 399.90 -0.25 17:11
TUI AG Reg Shs (Prior To 01/10/14) (DI) 1,127.00 -0.00 17:11