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Broker Recommendations
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Oil & gas rig flaring, energy, drilling
Broker tips: Petra Diamonds, Hurricane Energy

Berenberg upgraded its stance on Petra Diamonds stock to 'hold' from 'sell' on Monday, lifting the price target to 9p from 8p following weakness in the shares over the summer.

19 Sep
centrica 3
Broker tips: Ferguson, Centrica, Petropavlovsk

RBC Capital Markets downgraded shares of plumbing merchant Ferguson to 'underperform' from 'sector perform' on Thursday, trimming the price target to 5,100p from 5,200p on short-term caution.

18 Sep
nmc health
Broker tips: Weir Group, NMC Health, Sirius Minerals

JPMorgan Cazenove downgraded its rating on shares of Weir Group to ‘neutral’ from ‘overweight’ on Wednesday, cutting the price target to 1,500p from 1,650p as it said oil & gas challenges were set to persist as it reviewed its investment case after recent share price strength.

17 Sep
ep avioneseasyjet
Broker tips: St James's Place, EasyJet, InterContinental Hotels, Whitbread

Analysts at Berenberg re-initiated coverage of wealth management firm St James's Place on Tuesday, hitting the group with a 'buy' rating and 1,194p target price.

16 Sep
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Broker tips: AstraZeneca, Synthomer

JP Morgan has reiterated its ‘overweight’ rating on AstraZeneca, arguing that it has the strongest growth outlook of all the European drugs majors.

13 Sep
morrisons
Broker tips: Britvic, Morrison's, Pennon, IMI

Jefferies upgraded its stance on shares of drinks maker Britvic to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’ on Friday, lifting the price target to 1,000p from 880p as it said the market under-estimates its growth potential.

12 Sep
safestay hostel
Broker tips: Hostelworld, Just Group, InterContinental Hotels, Whitbread

Analysts at Berenberg cut their price target on online booking firm Hostelworld from 230p to 145p on Thursday, stating that they preferred to "remain on the sidelines" until there were clearer signs of a turnaround from the group.

11 Sep
jd sports retail
Broker tips: JD Sports, AstraZeneca

Analysts at Berenberg upped their target price on 'buy' rated JD Sports from 700p to 800p on Wednesday, stating the group was in "a league of its own" while highlighting the retailer's free cash flow and telling clients worrying that they had 'missed the boat' that the stock's valuation was still impressive.

10 Sep
mining drill miners antofagasta
Broker tips: Hiscox, Antofagasta, Petropavlovsk, SSE

Berenberg cut its price target on shares of insurance provider Hiscox from 1,581p to 1,487p on Tuesday as it said the valuation is demanding given the mixed short-term picture, despite attractive longer-term prospects.

09 Sep
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Broker tips: Entertainment One, Spire Healthcare, Mitchells & Butlers

Berenberg downgraded its stance on Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One to 'hold' from 'buy' on Monday as it lifted the price target to 572p from 475p to account for a 20% chance of a potential "left field" counterbid to Hasbro at 10% above the current price.

06 Sep
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Broker tips: Pennon, Boohoo, RBS, Lloyds

Analysts at RBC Capital Markets upgraded British utility company Pennon from 'sector perform' to 'outperform' on Friday, on the back of expectations for "strong growth" in its recycling and energy recovery and waste management unit, Viridor.

05 Sep
cineworld
Broker tips: Cineworld, Barratt Developments, AstraZeneca

Analysts at Berenberg stood by their 'buy' rating on British theatre operator Cineworld on Thursday after taking its time to delve through the group's first-half results.

04 Sep
rbs gogarburn building
Broker tips: RBS, Anglo American, BHP, Kainos

Analysts at Berenberg lowered their target price on retail bank The Royal Bank of Scotland from 340p to 280p on Wednesday after management conceded that the lender was now unlikely to achieve a 12. 0% return on tangible equity by 2020.

03 Sep
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Broker tips: Dalata Hotel Group, EasyJet, Royal Dutch Shell

Analysts at Berenberg reiterated their 'buy' rating on hotel operator Dalata Hotel Group on Tuesday, praising the group for its "strong performance" under "tough conditions".

02 Sep
londonmetric warehouse
Broker tips: M&S, Hurricane Energy, Tesco

Goldman Sachs reinstated coverage on shares of Marks & Spencer at ‘sell’ on Monday, with a 170p price target, noting that the completed joint venture with Ocado has little impact on free cash flow estimates.

30 Aug
wood group technical
Broker tips: Melrose Industries, John Wood Group

Analysts at RBC Capital Markets stood by their 'top pick' rating on London-based turnaround specialist Melrose Industries on Friday, stating that "self-help" was set to remain the key driver of the group's value enhancement.

29 Aug
direct line
Broker tips: Direct Line, Smiths Group

Analysts at Berenberg slightly lowered their target price on insurance firm Direct Line from 344p to 331p on Thursday, noting the group's transformation efforts were not without risk yet needed, in the medium-term, to offset the multiple headwinds that were looming ever closer on the horizon.

28 Aug
morrison store, morrisons, supermarket
Broker tips: Greggs, Morrison's, Hostelworld

UBS upped its rating on shares of bakery chain Greggs to 'buy' from 'neutral' on Wednesday, lifting the price target to 2,300p from 1,880p as it pointed to "significant" growth opportunity.

27 Aug
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Broker tips: Polymetal, On the Beach, Ferguson

Analysts at RBC Capital Markets upped their price target on FTSE 250-listed precious metals mining firm Polymetal on Tuesday, emphasising that a strong second half appeared to lay on the horizon.

23 Aug
food sausage roll greggs
Broker tips: Greggs, Plus500

Analysts at Canaccord Genuity reiterated their 'hold' rating on British bakery chain Greggs on Friday following the group's recent interim report.