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Sector movers: Mining, Big Oil race to the top

Sector movers: Mining, Big Oil race to the top

Fri, 26 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Mining raced to the top of the leaderboard on Friday, boosted by an initial burst of volatility in global capital markets after Yellen's speech that saw the US dollar dip and commod... [more]

Broker tips: CRH, Amec Foster Wheeler, BAE

Broker tips: CRH, Amec Foster Wheeler, BAE

Fri, 26 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Societe Generale downgraded its recommendation on building materials group CRH to 'hold' from 'buy' following the stock's outperformance. The bank said CRH's equity story is still a... [more]

Brent crude oil futures will hit $70 per barrel in June 2017, BofA says

Brent crude oil futures will hit $70 per barrel in June 2017, BofA says

Fri, 26 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Crude oil prices were set for a large move higher in 2017 as demand from emerging market economies makes up for a slowdown from OECD nations, analysts at Bank of America-Merrill Lyn... [more]

SocGen downgrades CRH on outperformance, but says equity story still attractive

SocGen downgrades CRH on outperformance, but says equity story still attractive

Fri, 26 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Societe Generale downgraded its recommendation on building materials group CRH to 'hold' from 'buy' following the stock's outperformance. The bank said CRH's equity story is still a... [more]

Morgan Stanley ups Amec Foster to 'overweight'

Morgan Stanley ups Amec Foster to 'overweight'

Fri, 26 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Morgan Stanley upgraded Amec Foster Wheeler to 'overweight' from 'equalweight' and bumped up the price target to 700p from 500p saying restructuring should outweigh disposals. The b... [more]

Ladbrokes given a boost by Berenberg upgrade

Fri, 26 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Berenberg has raised its rating on Ladbrokes to 'buy' from 'hold' and lifted its target price to 185p from 130p, saying the company is its second favourite stock in gaming after Pla... [more]

Berenberg upgrades BAE Systems to 'buy'

Fri, 26 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Berenberg upgraded BAE Systems to 'buy' from 'hold' and lifted the price target to 580p from 520p. The bank said it expects a material order book uplift, an improving cash profile i... [more]

The time is right for a Fox take-over of Sky, Macquarie says

Fri, 26 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - The time was ripe for Fox to pick-up the 61% of Sky which it did not already own, following the 32% year-to-date share price drop in the shares of latter is US dollar terms, analyst... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: NHS, House prices, Energy supply, Google

Fri, 26 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - NHS bosses throughout England are quietly drawing up plans for hospital closures, cutbacks and radical changes to the way healthcare is delivered in an attempt to meet spiralling de... [more]

Sector movers: Pharma falls into political cross-hairs again

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Pharma was the odd man out on a risk-off day for stockmarkets after Mylan“s price hikes on its EpiPen selft-treatment for anaphylactic shock caused by allergic reactions drew critic... [more]

Director dealings: Burberry and BGEO directors take some profits

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - A pair of directors at Burberry and BGEO Group reaped hefty profits from selling shares on Thursday. Burberry chief executive Christopher Bailey, who in July agreed to step back to ... [more]

Thursday newspaper share tips: WPP and Astrazeneca

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - The mood in advertising giant WPP should be pretty good, opines Financial Times' Lex column, which, in something of a novelty, cites Martin Sorrell's healthy tan. Something to do wi... [more]

Friday preview: Jackson Hole, UK and US GDP, Japanese inflation

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Friday will mark a busy end to a quiet week with the Federal Reserve's highly anticipated annual conference, UK and US economic growth data and Japanese inflation figures. The Fed's... [more]

JPMorgan downgrades Carillion after H1 results

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - JPMorgan Cazenove downgraded Carillion to 'underweight' from 'neutral' but lifted the price target to 250p from 225p following the group's first-half results. It said the results sh... [more]

Broker tips: Playtech, Aldermore, Shawbrook, Just Eat

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Playtech shares gained on Thursday as Canaccord Genuity raised its target price to 1,125p from 902p and reiterated a 'buy' rating on the stock after the gambling software developer ... [more]

Canaccord raises target price and reiterates 'buy' on Playtech

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Playtech shares gained on Thursday as Canaccord Genuity raised its target price to 1,125p from 902p and reiterated a 'buy' rating on the stock after the gambling software developer ... [more]

Aldermore, Shawbrook boosted by BofA ML upgrade

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Challenger banks Aldermore and Shawbrook got a boost on Thursday as Bank of America Merrill Lynch lifted its recommendations on the stocks to 'buy' from 'neutral'. BofA said the int... [more]

Just Eat slumps on Barclays downgrade

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Just Eat shares were under the cosh on Thursday as Barclays downgraded the stock to 'equal weight' from 'overweight' and raised its target price to 630p from 550p. Barclays said it ... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Apple tax, Sports Direct, Panama Canal

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - The US has launched a stinging attack on Brussels' tax investigations into Apple and other companies in an escalation of the transatlantic battle over alleged EU targeting of US mul... [more]

Directors dealings: LondonMetric directors sell as quarterly dividend declared

Wed, 24 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - LondonMetric Property directors sold more than £1.5m-worth of shares in the company, which on Wednesday declared a first quarterly interim dividend of 1.8p a share. The ex-dividend ... [more]

Wednesday newspaper share tips: Persimmon perused by pundits

Wed, 24 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - "Persimmon is really only as safe as the houses the government pays it to build," contends Financial Times' Lex column. It noted the demand-over-supply mismatch in the UK housing ma... [more]

Broker tips: Hikma, Drax, TT Electronics

Wed, 24 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Hikma Pharmaceuticals' shares have been maintain as 'hold' by Numis, with a target price of 2660p, following the company's surprise profit warning earlier in August and its interim ... [more]

Hikma Pharmaceuticals maintained as 'Hold' by Numis with 2660p price target

Wed, 24 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Hikma Pharmaceuticals' shares have been maintain as 'Hold' by Numis, with a target price of 2660p, following the company's surprise profit warning earlier in August and its interim ... [more]

Thursday preview: Playtech, CRH report first half results

Wed, 24 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Playtech is expected to reveal healthy revenue growth in its first half results on Thursday, driven by a strong performance in its casino business. UBS estimates the gambling softwa... [more]

Citigroup upgrades Drax, says risk/reward more balanced

Wed, 24 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Citigroup upgraded Drax to 'neutral' from 'sell' as an 8% drop in the share price since the beginning of the month has left the shares trading near the bank's unchanged 305p price t... [more]