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BAE Systems's heir presumptive picks up shares

BAE Systems's heir presumptive picks up shares

Fri, 23 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - BAE's heir presumptive to its current chief, Ian King, picked up a sizeable number of shares the day after being assigned responsibility for the aerospace engineer's UK defence and ... [more]

Friday newspaper share tips: Thomas Cook, Kier Group

Friday newspaper share tips: Thomas Cook, Kier Group

Fri, 23 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Thomas Cook will likely come through its current troubles the same as it has on other occassions when througout the past 175 years when it has found itself in a pinch, The Daily Tel... [more]

Broker tips: Persimmon, Jimmy Choo, ASOS

Broker tips: Persimmon, Jimmy Choo, ASOS

Fri, 23 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Housebuilder Persimmon and its peers got a boost on Friday as Liberum upgraded the stock to 'buy' from 'hold' and lifted price targets across the sector as it took a more positive v... [more]

Credit Suisse starts ASOS at 'neutral', says bullishness priced in

Credit Suisse starts ASOS at 'neutral', says bullishness priced in

Fri, 23 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Credit Suisse initiated coverage of ASOS at 'neutral' with a 5,100p price target as it took a look at the European online retail sector. It said ASOS remains an attractive growth co... [more]

EnQuest downgraded by Barclays despite rise in oil prices

EnQuest downgraded by Barclays despite rise in oil prices

Fri, 23 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Barclays cut its price target on Enquest shares, the UK's largest independent oil producer in the North Sea, and downgraded them from 'equalweight' to 'underweight', on the expectat... [more]

BofA ML upgrades Jimmy Choo to 'buy'

Fri, 23 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Jimmy Choo got a boost on Friday as Bank of America Merrill Lynch upped the stock to 'buy' from 'neutral' and lifted the price target to 150p from 130p. It pointed out that although... [more]

Persimmon boosted by Liberum upgrade

Fri, 23 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Housebuilder Persimmon and its peers got a boost on Friday as Liberum upgraded the stock to 'buy' from 'hold' and lifted price targets across the sector as it took a more positive v... [more]

RBC ups targets on specialty lenders due to UK economic resilience

Fri, 23 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Analysts at RBC revised their price targets for UK challenger banks higher as a result of the resilience shown thus far by the economy and the support provided by the Bank of Englan... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: BoE, Brexit, Trade War

Fri, 23 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Mark Carney has urged the government to take decisive action to lift the UK's moribund economy as he said that the central bank could do little to improve Britain's long-term prospe... [more]

Sector movers: Miners pace gains, but HSBC drags on banks

Thu, 22 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Miners jumped to the top of the leaderboard after rate-setters at the US central bank lowered their interest rate projections for 2017 and 2018 overnight and opted to stay put on po... [more]

Director dealings: Spire NXD Gildersleeve trousers shares

Thu, 22 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Spire Healthcare director John Gildersleeve and his wife has bought close to £0.5m of shares in the private healthcare provider, as they trade close to a yearly highs amid bid rumou... [more]

Thursday broker round-up

Thu, 22 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Dunelm: HSBC starts coverage at buy with a target price of 1000p. Brown N Group: UBS keeps at neutral, 190p target. Tesco: Barclays keeps at neutral with a 215p target. Associated... [more]

Friday preview: Fed officials appear on panel in wake of interest rate decision

Thu, 22 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Federal Reserve presidents Patrick Harker, Loretta Mester and Dennis Lockhart will appear on a panel on Friday, two days after the US central bank's latest policy announcement. The ... [more]

Glencore gallops higher as Liberum bullish on China's coal policy

Thu, 22 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Glencore shares topped 200p for the first time in over a year on Thursday as recent sector gains were amplified as broker Liberum relented on its 'sell' rating. Investor confidence ... [more]

Broker tips: Dunelm, BBA Aviation, Pearson

Thu, 22 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Dunelm Group's shares rose on Thursday as HSBC initiated the stock at a 'buy' rating and target price of 1,000p. HSBC said the home furnishings retailer has strong management and an... [more]

HSBC initiates Dunelm Group at 'buy'

Thu, 22 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Dunelm Group's shares rose on Thursday as HSBC initiated the stock at a 'buy' rating and target price of 1,000p. HSBC said the home furnishings retailer has strong management and an... [more]

Barclays starts BBA Aviation at 'overweight'

Thu, 22 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - BBA Aviation got a boost on Thursday as Barclays initiated coverage of the stock at 'overweight' with a 280p price target. It said that operating in an attractive market with excell... [more]

Exane downgrades Pearson, sees more turbulence ahead

Thu, 22 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Exane BNP Paribas downgraded education publisher Pearson to 'neutral' from 'outperform' and cut the price target to 900p from 1,000p saying it fears more turbulence ahead. The bank ... [more]

Big Six energy company profits to drop 22%, Jefferies warns

Thu, 22 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Seeing "significant headwinds" for the Big Six energy companies profits due to increased competition and lower power prices, broker Jefferies has downgraded Centrica and Drax to 'un... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: SME confidence, ECB, insurers, SAB

Thu, 22 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Confidence among small businesses is at a four-year low because of concerns among companies that the economy will weaken as Britain prepares to leave the European Union. A survey by... [more]

Directors dealings: Abcam chair trims stake as shares hit five-year high

Wed, 21 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - The chairman of life sciences group Abcam trimmed his sizeable holdings in the group as the firm's share price continued to trade near their best levels of the past five years. Dr. ... [more]

Broker tips: Anglo American, Kaz, Barclays, Ocado

Wed, 21 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Barclays upgraded Anglo American to 'equalweight' from 'underweight' and lifted the price target to 845p from 550p on strong valuation support and solid earnings momentum, particula... [more]

Credit Suisse downgrades Imperial Brands, cuts target price

Wed, 21 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Strained consumer finances and the prospect of stiffer competition in the value segment of the market meant that Imperial Brands's shares were trading at too narrow a discount versu... [more]

Sector movers: Miners boosted by positive broker views

Wed, 21 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Shares in miners provided the biggest lift for the market, as at least two more top brokers weighed in with positive views on the space. Barclays upgraded its view on Anglo American... [more]

Thursday preview: Kier reports full year results

Wed, 21 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Kier Group reports its full year results on Thursday with analysts expecting an increase in earnings compared to a year earlier following the integration of the Mouchel business. Th... [more]