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Broker Recommendations
24 Jan
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RBC upgrades Rathbone Brothers to 'outperform'

Analysts at RBC Capital Markets upgraded wealth management firm Rathbone Brothers from 'sector perform' to 'outperform' on Friday, stating that the group's shares now presented a value opportunity following the General Election back in December.

24 Jan
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Berenberg lowers target on Polymetal, cites stronger rouble

Analysts at Berenberg lowered their target price on shares in precious metals mining outfit Polymetal shares from 1,480p to 1,420p on Friday but noted that the group remained one of its "favoured names" in the gold space, adding that it saw potential for a special dividend.

24 Jan
Citi cautious on UK asset managers, downgrades Schroders and Standard Life

Analysts at Citi sounded a cautious note on traditional European asset managers in general and UK ones in particular.

24 Jan
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BofA changes rate call on BoE after PMIs, sees cut on 30 January

Economists at Bank of America changed their call for the Bank of England's next rate-setting meeting on 30 January, telling clients to expect a cut following the latest surveys on conditions within the UK's manufacturing and services sectors.

24 Jan
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Friday broker round-up

TT Electronics: Jefferies downgrades to hold with a target price of 265p.

24 Jan
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US Fed meeting will decide if 'irrational exuberance' extends into Q1, BofA says

You should "sell" as the S&P 500 nears the 3,500 point mark and if you are wondering what the level of "irrational exuberance" is that would prompt the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, to raise interest rates, for the Nasdaq Composite that level would come in at about 10,600 points, a top-rated strategy team said.

23 Jan
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Berenberg trims target on Close Brothers following 'cautious' update

Analysts at Berenberg lowered their target price on merchant banking group Close Brothers' shares to 1,410. 0p from 1,460. 0p following the second consecutive cautious trading update from the company.

23 Jan
Morgan Stanley hikes target for Renishaw ahead of turning point in Asian demand

Analysts at Morgan Stanley upgraded their recommendation on shares of British engineer Renishaw to 'overweight' on Thursday as it forecast a "strong inflection" in machine tool data by mid-year.

23 Jan
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Citi initiates Aston Margin Lagonda at 'buy/high risk'

Citi initiated coverage of shares of luxury car maker Aston Martin Lagonda with a ‘buy/high risk’ rating on Thursday and 600p price target.

23 Jan
Thursday broker round-up

Ocado Group: Berenberg upgrades to buy with a target price of 1,635p.

22 Jan
Morgan Stanley upgrades Experian on Brazil opportunity

Morgan Stanley upped its rating on shares of credit-checking firm Experian to ‘overweight’ from ‘equalweight’ on Wednesday as it pointed to a change in regulation in Brazil that should benefit the group.

22 Jan
Wednesday broker round-up

Experian: Morgan Stanley upgrades to overweight with a target price of 2,950p.

22 Jan
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Berenberg cuts N Brown target price

Analysts at Berenberg cut their target price on 'hold' rated N Brown on Wednesday, saying the retailer's operational performance over the last few months was not going "in the same direction" as it had when the firm's strong run began at the start of 2019.

22 Jan
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UBS upgrades Ferguson, downgrades Travis Perkins

UBS upgraded its stance on Ferguson on Wednesday but downgraded Travis Perkins, as it took a look at the European building materials sector.

21 Jan
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JPMorgan downgrades Fevertree after profit warning

JPMorgan Cazenove downgraded its stance on shares of posh tonics maker Fevertree to ‘neutral’ from ‘overweight’ on Tuesday and slashed the price target to 1,500p from 2,400p following the company’s second profit warning in two months.

21 Jan
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Citi downgrades 'fairly valued' Morgan Stanley

Citi has downgraded its rating on Morgan Stanley, arguing that the bank is already fairly valued.

21 Jan
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Tuesday broker round-up

Ricardo: Berenberg upgrades to hold with a target price of 770p.

21 Jan
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Jefferies downgrades Spire Healthcare after re-rating

Jefferies downgraded its stance on shares of private healthcare provider Spire Healthcare to ‘underperform’ on Tuesday, as it said the rally since 3 October, when it upgraded to ‘hold’, gives an "unfavourable risk/reward" to the stock.

20 Jan
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Morgan Stanley downgrades ASOS to 'underweight'

Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of online fashion retailer ASOS to ‘underweight’ from ‘equalweight’ on Monday, cutting the price target to 2,000p from 2,100p as it argued that consensus medium-term forecasts are "still much too high".

20 Jan
Credit Suisses start Gazprom at 'neutral', says new payout policy priced-in

Analysts at Credit Suisse started coverage of London-listed Russian natural gas giant Gazprom a 'neutral' with a $9. 0 target price on its American Depositary Receipts, forecasting that the group's payout policy would rise to 5. 0% of profits by 2021, versus 30. 0% in 2019.