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Broker Recommendations
21 Feb
intertek laboratory testing
Broker tips: Intertek, Moneysupermarket

Analysts at Shore Capital Markets downgraded British testing and assurance firm Intertek from 'hold' to 'sell' on Friday, stating it now anticipated a "slightly negative" earnings performance for 2020.

20 Feb
travis perkins
Broker tips: Meggitt, Travis Perkins, Morgan Sindall

Analysts at Credit Suisse lowered their target price on components and sub-systems manufacturer Meggitt from 550. 0p to 520. 0p on Thursday, citing concerns regarding Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft.

19 Feb
berkeley battersea
Broker tips: Royal Mail, Berkeley Group, Plus 500

Royal Mail was under pressure on Wednesday as Liberum reiterated its ‘sell’ rating on the stock and slashed the price target to 120p from 175p, arguing that the company’s strategy is undeliverable.

18 Feb
water cleaning plant
Broker tips: Severn Trent, IQE, Tekmar

JP Morgan upgraded its price targets for UK water companies and its recommendation on Severn Trent after the regulator approved five-year plans and December's election removed the threat of nationalisation.

17 Feb
oil platform meggitt
Broker tips: Hummingbird Resources, Meggitt, RBS

Analysts at Berenberg upped their target price on gold mining firm Hummingbird Resources from 38p to 44p on Monday after the group's updated five-year mine plan and guidance for 2020 which had confirmed the business' strategy and focus.

14 Feb
Broker tips: RBS, Trifast

Royal Bank of Scotland could be planning a direct purchase of part of the government's stake after disappointing investors with the dividend announced at the bank's annual results, Jefferies analysts said.

13 Feb
Broker tips: BP, Intermediate Capital Group, Beazley

Barclays's analysts hailed the new strategic vision set out by BP just the day before to reduce its carbon footprint to zero by 2050.

12 Feb
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Broker tips: Synthomer, Sanne, Greencore

Analysts at Canaccord Genuity trimmed their target price for shares of Synthomer due to the expected hit from the Covid-2019 virus and after pushing back the expected completion date for the acquisition of Omnova from 1 January to 1 April.

11 Feb
Boohoo, retail, fashion 2 285
Broker tips: Boohoo, Jupiter Fund Management, Antofagasta, Rio Tinto

Barclays has upgraded its recommendation for Boohoo, predicting that strong earnings momentum at the online fashion brand is set to continue.

10 Feb
asos sede logo
Broker tips: Asos, Tui, TransGlobe Energy

ASOS got a boost on Monday as Berenberg upgraded its stance on the shares to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’ and hiked the price target to 4,200 from 3,000p, saying the online fashion retailer is "out of the woods" and the current valuation is a "compelling" entry point.

07 Feb
hargreaves lansdown hl
Broker tips: Hargreaves Lansdown, Royal Mail, Vodafone

The first quarter of 2020 is "make or break" for Hargreaves Lansdown as investors examine whether weak inflows are the result of temporary factors or increased competition, Berenberg said as the broker cut its price target on the company's shares.

05 Feb
Card Factory, retailing, gifts
Broker tips: Card Factory, Antofagasta, DiscoverIE

Card Factory got a boost on Wednesday as Peel Hunt upgraded its stance on shares of the greeting card retailer to ‘hold’ from ‘sell’.

04 Feb
Broker tips: Keywords Studios, Petropavlovsk, Capita

Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on video games industry outsourcer Keywords Studios from 1,400p to 1,700p and upped its rating on the firm from 'hold' to 'buy' on Tuesday, saying it was time to back a "multi-year winner".

03 Feb
prudential asia
Broker tips: Aston Martin, Prudential, Senior

Citi stood by its 'buy' recommendation and 600. 0p target price on Aston Martin stock following the carmaker's announcement of a capital increase.

30 Jan
Broker tips: Ultra Electronics, Restore

Analysts at Berenberg bumped up their target price on shares of Ultra Electronics following the comapny's latest Capital Markets Day.

29 Jan
3i infrastructure group
Broker tips: Elementis, 3i

Berenberg raised its target price on chemicals firm Elementis from 180p to 200p on Wednesday, stating that supply and demand in the speciality talc market was likely to improve over the next few years.

28 Jan
Petra Diamonds Pink Diamond
Broker tips: Petra Diamonds, BAE Systems, Avast

Analysts at Berenberg revised their target price for miner Petra Diamonds slightly higher on Tuesday following a first half of trading which they described as a "mixed bag".

27 Jan
Computacenter, software, technology, computers, Computercentre
Broker tips: Computacenter, Gresham House, Just Eat

Analysts at Berenberg upgraded Computacenter to 'buy' on Monday, stating they'd previously slapped the group with a 'hold' rating "too early".

24 Jan
rathbone brothers
Broker tips: Polymetal, Rathbone Brothers, Schroders, Standard Life Aberdeen

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.

23 Jan
ep aston martin
Broker tips: Close Brothers, Renishaw, Aston Martin Lagonda

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.