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Broker Recommendations
28 Feb
bunzl, packaging, consumer goods, diistribution
Broker tips: McColl's Retail, Hunting, Bunzl

Analysts at Liberum upgraded corner store operator McColl's Retail Group from 'hold' to 'buy' on Friday, citing some "positive signs" in the group's most recent update.

27 Feb
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Broker tips: DS Smith, Sumo Group, Burberry

Analysts at Berenberg lowered their target price on packaging business DS Smith from 480. 0p to 400. 0p on Thursday, stating that there were some "difficulties ahead" to navigate.

27 Feb
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Buy Sumo on shares' weakness, Shore Capital says

Buy Sumo Group to take advantage of share price weakness, Shore Capital said as it upped its rating on the video games developer.

27 Feb
burberry, delevingne, model, fashion
UBS cuts Burberry to 'sell' on turnaround doubts and coronavirus

Burberry is one of the luxury brands most at risk from the coronavirus outbreak, UBS said as it downgraded the company to 'sell' and slashed its target price by more than a third.

26 Feb
oil gas petrofac
Broker tips: HSBC, Petrofac

Berenberg has reiterated is ‘sell’ rating on HSBC, arguing the blue-chip bank’s premium valuation is “unjustified”.

25 Feb
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Broker tips: SIG, Dalata, Tesco

Canaccord Genuity has slashed its price target on SIG, arguing that the British building materials group is currently "uninvestable".

24 Feb
Broker tips: Micro Focus, Domino's Pizza, Pets At Home

Citi slashed its price target on shares of software company Micro Focus to 680p from 1,000p on Monday, as it highlighted ongoing risks to execution.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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".