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Broker Recommendations
19 May
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Broker tips: Auto Trader, Future

Analysts at Deutsche Bank lowered their target price on automotive classified advertising business Auto Trader from 800. 0p to 720. 0p on Thursday ahead of the group's full-year results on 26 May.

18 May
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Broker tips: WH Smith, Convatec, Reckitt

JPMorgan Cazenove upgraded WHSmith on Wednesday to 'overweight' from 'neutral' and hiked the price target to 1,900. 0p from 1,760. 0p, saying it sees both an inflection point for the business and consistent momentum in the recovery data.

17 May
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Broker tips: Homeserve, Next, Diploma

Analysts at Berenberg lowered their target price on home repairs and improvements business Homeserve from 1,260. 0p to 1,205. 0p on Tuesday, stating a bid from Brookfield Asset Management's infrastructure fund appeared to be approaching.

16 May
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Broker tips: Kainos, Boohoo, Centrica

Analysts at Berenberg downgraded software outfit Kainos from 'buy' to 'hold' on Monday, stating the firm was now "stuck in an awkward spot".

13 May
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Broker tips: Coca-Cola HBC, Drax Group, Aveva

Jefferies upgraded Coca-Cola HBC to 'buy' from 'hold' on Friday and lifted its price target on the stock to 2,000. 0p from 1,800. 0p as it said although there was still no visibility on the endgame for the Russia/Ukraine conflict, it has more confidence in the underlying earnings prospects of the business.

12 May
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Broker tips: SSE, Capital & Counties, HomeServe

Analysts at Berenberg upgraded energy firm SSE from 'hold' to 'buy' on Thursday, stating they now see "a buying opportunity".

11 May
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Broker tips: Avast, Ashtead

Analysts at Berenberg lowered their target price on software firm Avast from 680. 0p to 550. 0p on Wednesday but said they still think the group's fundamentals "remain sound".

10 May
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Broker tips: Abcam, Direct Line, IWG

Analysts at RBC Capital Markets lowered their target price on protein research tools producer Abcam from 1,950. 0p to 1,700. 0p on Tuesday in order to better reflect share price movements at competitors.

09 May
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Broker tips: Mondi, Rathbone Brothers, Beazley

Credit Suisse cuts its price target on Mondi shares to 1,940. 0p from 2,150. 0p to reflect the paper and packaging group's decision to divest its high-margin Russian operations.

06 May
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Broker tips: Barratt Developments, Trainline, Boohoo

Analysts at Berenberg slightly lowered their target price on construction firm Barratt Developments from 810. 0p to 790. 0p but said it saw "no signs of a slowdown".

05 May
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Broker tips: BP, Hunting

Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on oil and gas major BP from 450. 0p to 500. 0p on Thursday following a "strong" first-quarter performance and an even better outlook for Q2.

05 May
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Broker tips: Unilever, Johnson Matthey

Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on consumer goods giant Unilever from £36. 50 to £38 per share on Wednesday following a "big" first-quarter beat for the firm.

03 May
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Broker tips: Petrofac, M&G, St James's Place, Boohoo

Analysts at Berenberg upgraded oilfield services provider Petrofac from 'hold' to 'buy' on Tuesday, stating the group was now "emerging into the light".

29 Apr
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Broker tips: Standard Chartered, Darktrace

Analysts at Berenberg hiked their target price on financial services company Standard Chartered from 640. 0p to 750. 0p on Friday, citing a "moment of clarity" on growth and returns.

28 Apr
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Broker tips: WPP, Standard Chartered

Analysts at Berenberg hiked their target price on media group WPP from 1,185. 0p to 1,230. 0p on Thursday after the company raised guidance despite apparent headwinds.

27 Apr
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Broker tips: System1, Compass Group, Anglo Pacific

Analysts at Canaccord Genuity upgraded their position on market research company System1 from 'hold' to 'buy' on Wednesday, citing "predicting profitable growth".

26 Apr
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Broker tips: AJ Bell, Corero Network Security

Analysts at Berenberg slashed their target price on online investment platform operator AJ Bell from 400. 0p to 300. 0p on Tuesday, citing a negative mark-to-market.

25 Apr
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Broker tips: National Express, Pantheon Resources

Analysts at Berenberg lowered their target price on coach operator National Express from 340. 0p to 300. 0p on Monday after adjusting numbers on the stock now that the dust has settled on the potential acquisition of Stagecoach and the subsequent counterbid from DWS.

22 Apr
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Broker tips: Anglo American, Berkeley Group

Analysts at Berenberg lowered their target price on mining giant Anglo American from 4,300. 0p to 4,000. 0p on Friday, but said it continues to take "a constructive view" of the stock despite a "hard Q1".

21 Apr
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Broker tips: Rio Tinto, Volex

Analysts at Berenberg downgraded mining giant Rio Tinto from 'buy' to 'hold' on Thursday, stating steel demand headlines had tempered sentiment.