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Broker Recommendations
26 Oct
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Broker tips: Softcat, Hummingbird Resources, Hollywood Bowl, Ocado

Analysts at Numis downgraded their recommendation for shares of Softcat from 'add' to 'hold' after the IT infrastructure provider delivered what they termed an in-line set of full-year results.

25 Oct
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Broker tips: N Brown, Darktrace, EasyJet

Jefferies downgraded its stance on Simply Be and Jacamo owner N Brown on Monday to 'hold' from 'buy' as it said the company's recent first-half results were not as solid as they appeared.

22 Oct
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Broker tips: Barclays, Unilever

Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on Barclays from 230. 0p to 245. 0p on Friday, telling clients that the lender's third-quarter numbers had confirmed that it was "well placed" to profit from a recovery among UK and US consumers.

21 Oct
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Broker tips: Rio Tinto, Crest Nicholson, Legal&General, AstraZeneca

Analysts at Berenberg cut their target price on mining giant Rio Tinto from 5,400. 0p to 5,000. 0p on Thursday, stating the firm appeared to be facing some "fairly meaningful headwinds" in the near-to-medium term from a financial standpoint.

20 Oct
Broker tips: Moneysupermarket, System1

Analysts at Berenberg upped their rating on price comparison website business Moneysupermarket. com from 'hold' to 'buy' on Wednesday, stating it believes the shares were being valued on "trough earnings at trough multiples".

19 Oct
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Broker tips: EasyJet, Everyman Media, Pearson

Berenberg upped easyJet to 'buy' from 'hold' on Tuesday and lifted its price target on the stock to 800. 0p from 720. 0p, stating the airline's balance sheet was now fit to comfortably weather a weak winter period, while a potential dilutive equity raise no longer hangs over the shares.

18 Oct
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Broker tips: BT, Drax, GlaxoSmithKline

Analysts at Deutsche Bank lowered their target price on telecommunications giant BT from 140. 0p to 125. 0p on Monday, stating that risks were "inflating not abating".

15 Oct
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Broker tips: Antofagasta, Asos, BP

Analyst at RBC Capital Markets upgraded copper producer Antofagasta from 'underperform' to 'sector perform' on Friday, stating the copper market was moving toward a "potentially acute" near-term state.

14 Oct
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Broker tips: SSE, Johnson Matthey

Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on utilities firm SSE from 1,300. 0p to 1,690. 0p on Thursday, citing more bullish long-term expectations for the group's renewables business.

13 Oct
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Broker tips: Informa, RHI Magnesita, Britvic, Johnson Matthey

UBS downgraded its stance on business intelligence and exhibitions group Informa on Wednesday to 'sell' from 'neutral', saying the travel recovery was likely to be slower than the market expects and that it anticipates seeing material short-term earnings downgrades.

12 Oct
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Broker tips: Polymetal, Fevertree, Asos

Deutsche Bank initiated coverage of Polymetal on Tuesday with a 'hold' rating and 1,200. 0p price target.

11 Oct
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Broker tips: Asos, Aptitude Software, Britvic, Dunelm

Peel Hunt downgraded its stance on Asos on Monday to 'add' from 'buy' and slashed its price target for the stock to 5,000. 0p from 6,500. 0p after the online fashion retailer announced the departure of its chief executive and warned on profits.

08 Oct
Broker tips: Marks & Spencer, Hotel Chocolat, Tullow Oil, Enquest

Peel Hunt upgraded Marks & Spencer to 'add' from 'hold' on Friday and lifted the price target to 190. 0p from 150. 0p following the retailer’s capital markets day.

08 Oct
Broker tips: CVS Group, Impax Asset Management

Analysts at RBC Capital Markets has raised their target price on veterinary services provider CVS Group from 2,750. 0p to 3,100. 0p.

06 Oct
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Broker tips: Tesco, Moonpig, Close Brothers, Netcall

Shore Capital analysts reiterated their 'buy' stance for shares of Tesco, telling clients that the business was performing well as it anticipates ongoing share buybacks or special dividends "reflective of the prevailing share price multiples".

05 Oct
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Broker tips: The Gym Group, Moneysupermarket

Analyst at Berenberg raised their target price on gym operator the Gym Group from 230. 0p to 290. 0p on Tuesday, stating "encouraging momentum" was now emerging.

04 Oct
Broker tips: Sabre, SSE

Analysts at Berenberg lowered their target price on insurance provider Sabre from 224. 0p to 199. 0p, stating that when "things do not add up" it's time to 'sell'.

01 Oct
Broker tips: Smith & Nephew, AO World, Pearson

Analysts at Berenberg cut their target price on medical equipment manufacturer Smith & Nephew from £20. 20 to £18. 80 on Friday, stating the firm was now facing a "bumpier road" to the "same destination".

30 Sep
Broker tips: WH Smith, 888 Holdings

Analyst at Berenberg raised their target price on retailer WH Smith from 1,500. 0p to 1,750. 0p on Thursday, stating it was positive on the group's long-term prospects.

29 Sep
Broker tips: Base Resources, Ferguson, Cranswick, Anglo American, BHP

Analysts at Canaccord Genuity raised their target price on mineral sands company Base Resources from 35. 0p to 50. 0p on Wednesday, citing its exposure to a suite of "underappreciated (but highly attractive) commodities" and a "strong" near-term dividend yield.