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  • Broker tips: Easyjet, Serco, Oil stocks
    Fri 21 November 2014 12:26
    Broker Liberum has lifted its target price for budget airline Easyjet from 1,650p to 1,725p and repeated its 'buy' recommendation, hailing the company's effort to adapt to an "inflationary world".

  • Liberum lifts Easyjet target, reiterates 'buy'
    Fri 21 November 2014 12:22
    Broker Liberum has lifted its target price for budget airline Easyjet from 1,650p to 1,725p and repeated its 'buy' recommendation, hailing the company's efforts to adapt to an "inflationary world".

  • Credit Suisse downgrades Serco to 'underperform', slashes target price
    Fri 21 November 2014 11:16
    Credit Suisse has lowered its rating for UK outsourcing group Serco from 'neutral' to 'underperform' and more than halved its target price for the stock, saying that the shares are "too expensive".

  • Westhouse highlights attractive oil stocks that can weather crude-price falls
    Fri 21 November 2014 11:06
    Westhouse Securities has called for investors in the oil and gas sector to be a "bit more patient" with oil prices currently rumbling along at multi-year lows, as it highlighted buying opportunities in the sector.

  • Friday broker round-up
    Fri 21 November 2014 09:46
    Afren: Westhouse cuts target price from 110p to 90p and retains its 'neutral' rating.

  • Numis stays positive on Mothercare
    Thu 20 November 2014 14:23
    Numis Securities is staying upbeat on Mothercare's prospects after the baby goods retailer said its lacklustre UK business was showing signs of improvement.

  • Broker tips: Babcock, Johnson Matthey, Great Portland Estates
    Thu 20 November 2014 13:07
    Engineering support services group Babcock International's interims were "very solid", Investec analyst John Lawson said in a research note on Thursday.

  • Johnson Matthey's H1 beat should underpin forecasts, says Liberum
    Thu 20 November 2014 12:38
    First-half results from Johnson Matthey came in well ahead of consensus estimates and should reassure investors who were worrying about full-year forecasts, according to broker Liberum.

  • Investec describes Babcock's interims as 'very solid'
    Thu 20 November 2014 12:25
    Engineering support services group Babcock International's interims were "very solid", Investec analyst John Lawson wrote in a research note e-mailed to clients on Thursday.

  • Credit Suisse initiates coverage of Great Portland Estates at 'outperform'
    Thu 20 November 2014 11:56
    Credit Suisse believes property investment and development company Great Portland Estates is set to outperform its peer group over the next twelve months. Hence its decision to initiate coverage of the stock with an 'outperform' recommendation.

  • Thursday broker round-up
    Thu 20 November 2014 09:25
    AGA Rangemaster: N+1 Singer cuts target price from 200p to 165p and stays with its 'buy' recommendation.

  • Royal Mail delivers 'mixed bag' for analysts as shares drop after interims
    Wed 19 November 2014 15:20
    Royal Mail smashed forecasts with first-half profits, but analysts labelled the interim report as a "mixed bag", with shares dropping sharply on the back of competition concerns.

  • WH Ireland says buy Avon Rubber on positive FY results
    Wed 19 November 2014 12:57
    Broker WH Ireland is advising investors to inflate their portfolios with Avon Rubber after the maker of gas masks and milking equipment lifted its annual profits by 21.2% to £16.6m.

  • Broker tips: Pub companies, IMI, National Grid
    Wed 19 November 2014 12:30
    Analysts at Barclays have said a de-rating of UK pub stocks is "very likely" after MPs voted to scrap the 'beer tie', meaning that tenants are now allowed an independent rent review and will be able to buy beer on the open market.

  • Beer tie vote creates 'significant uncertainty' for pubcos, says Barclays
    Wed 19 November 2014 10:56
    Analysts at Barclays have said a de-rating of UK pub stocks is "very likely" after MPs voted to scrap the 'beer tie', meaning that tenants are now allowed an independent rent review and will be able to buy beer on the open market.

  • Deutsche Bank upgrades National Grid to 'hold'
    Wed 19 November 2014 10:28
    National Grid shares were given a small boost on Wednesday after analysts at Deutsche Bank lifted their recommendation for the utility stock from 'sell' to 'hold'.

  • Liberum downgrades IMI to 'hold' on challenging outlook
    Wed 19 November 2014 10:07
    Analysts at broker Liberum have cut their rating for engineering group IMI from 'buy' to 'hold' on the back of a "challenging near-term outlook".

  • Wednesday broker round-up
    Wed 19 November 2014 10:03
    Amlin: Numis downgrades from 'buy' to 'add' with a target price of 535p.

  • Sell your ARM says Liberum, as 'smartphone party is over'
    Wed 19 November 2014 07:53
    ARM Holdings has been one of the best global technology stories, but broker Liberum sees the microprocessor company "at an inflection point" as the smartphone-driven boom slows and Intel becomes a more serious smartphone rival.

  • Broker tips: Easyjet, Tullow Oil, Balfour Beatty
    Tue 18 November 2014 13:37
    Charles Stanley is telling investors to keep shares in Easyjet after the budget carrier failed to upgrade its profit forecasts.

  • Lack of bad news lifts Balfour Beatty, but Westhouse still says 'sell'
    Tue 18 November 2014 13:14
    A third-quarter trading update from Balfour Beatty "contained a welcome lack of further bad news", according to Westhouse Securities, though the broker did continue to recommend investors to sell the stock.

  • Tullow Oil shares gain after Liberum reiterates 'buy'
    Tue 18 November 2014 12:47
    Tullow Oil's share price was rising strongly on Tuesday, supported by a 'buy' call from Liberum,which downplayed the recent sell-off in the shares.

  • Hold on tight to Easyjet shares, says Charles Stanley
    Tue 18 November 2014 12:37
    Charles Stanley is telling investors to keep shares in Easyjet after the budget carrier failed to upgrade its profit forecasts.

  • Tuesday broker round-up
    Tue 18 November 2014 09:42
    Aggreko: HSBC raises target price from 1550p to 1650p and maintains a neutral rating.

  • Broker tips: Salamander, Keller Group, Majestic Wine
    Mon 17 November 2014 13:09
    The possible bid from a consortium of investors led by Spain's CEPSA for oil explorer Salamander would be successful were it to take the form that has been mooted, broker Canaccord Genuity said in a research note e-mailed to clients.

  • Canaccord downgrades Salamander to hold, lowers target price
    Mon 17 November 2014 13:02
    The possible bid from a consortium of investors led by Spain's CEPSA for oil explorer Salamander would be successful were it to take the form that has been mooted, broker Canaccord Genuity said in a research note e-mailed to clients.

  • Sell Mitie as costs mount up, says Peel Hunt
    Mon 17 November 2014 12:56
    Broker Peel Hunt is advising investors to sell shares in Mitie after the support services group announced more one-off costs.

  • Broker snap: Investec confident of Keller's outlook
    Mon 17 November 2014 11:58
    Investec said it remained "confident" in its outlook for ground engineering specialist Keller after it reported trading in line with expectations.

  • Monday broker round-up UPDATE
    Mon 17 November 2014 10:32
    African Barrick Gold: Investec reduces target price from 262p to 170p and downgrades to sell.

  • Friday broker round-up:
    Fri 14 November 2014 19:34
    TSB Banking: Shore Capital reiterates buy with a target price for 325p.

  • Broker tips: Aggreko, SABMiller, Dairy Crest
    Fri 14 November 2014 13:17
    Third-quarter results from Aggreko were well-received by the market on Friday, but analysts at Peel Hunt chose to keep a 'hold' rating on the temporary power and temperature control group due to a cautious outlook.

  • 'Sell' SABMiller shares as brewing competition hots up, recommends Investec
    Fri 14 November 2014 12:47
    Investec has reiterated its 'sell' recommendation on SABMiller after interim results from the brewing giant missed the market's expectations, with the broker saying that its valuation "looks stretched".

  • Credit Suisse upgrades Dairy Crest, sparks M&A speculation
    Fri 14 November 2014 12:32
    Shares in Dairy Crest received a boost from Credit Suisse on Friday as the broker raised its rating for the cheese, spreads and dairy-products group and speculated about a potential takeover offer from a larger food group.

  • Peel Hunt cautious about 2015 outlook at Aggreko
    Fri 14 November 2014 12:24
    Third-quarter results from Aggreko were well-received by the market on Friday, but analysts at Peel Hunt chose to keep a 'hold' rating on the temporary power and temperature control group due to a cautious outlook.

  • Broker tips: Tullow Oil, Standard Life, Wolseley, Rexam
    Thu 13 November 2014 15:12
    Westhouse Securities has lifted its stance on oil explorer Tullow Oil from 'add' to 'buy', hailing the potential of the company's portfolio of assets.

  • Credit Suisse downgrades Standard Life on limited upside
    Thu 13 November 2014 12:20
    Credit Suisse has lifted its target price for Standard Life but downgraded the insurer from 'outperform' to 'neutral' after the shares' recent rise.

  • Charles Stanley cuts profit forecasts for Rexam on cautious outlook
    Thu 13 November 2014 11:19
    Beverage can maker Rexam said it traded in line with expectations in the third quarter, but a gloomy outlook for 2015 has prompted broker Charles Stanley to cut forecasts and repeat its 'hold' recommendation.

  • Thursday broker round-up.-Update
    Thu 13 November 2014 10:21
    AstraZeneca: JP Morgan raises target price from 3700p to 4100p, keeping its underweight rating.

  • Westhouse upgrades Tullow on 'substantial upside'
    Thu 13 November 2014 10:18
    Westhouse Securities has lifted its stance on oil explorer Tullow Oil from 'add' to 'buy', hailing the potential of the company's portfolio of assets.

  • Berenberg upgrades Wolseley on US growth prospects
    Thu 13 November 2014 09:41
    Berenberg has called an end to the earnings downgrade cycle at plumbing- and heating-products group Wolseley as it upgraded its rating on the stock from 'hold' to 'buy' on the back of the firm's US growth potential.

  • Broker tips: J Sainsbury, Barclays, Tullow Oil, Playtech
    Wed 12 November 2014 12:40
    First-half results from grocer J Sainsbury were ahead of market forecasts, but analysts at Shore Capital decided to stay on the fence on the back of continued uncertainties facing companies in the sector.

  • Credit Suisse downgrades Playtech to 'underperform'
    Wed 12 November 2014 12:15
    Credit Suisse said it saw further downside to the share price of gaming software group Playtech due to its acquisitive aspirations not being aligned with shareholder interests.

  • Investec 'agrees with logic' of Barclays fine deferral
    Wed 12 November 2014 12:01
    Investec maintained its 'buy' recommendation on Barclays after agreeing with the bank's logic in deciding "not to play" in Wednesday's otherwise predictable "round one" of regulatory settlements for forex rigging.

  • Sainsbury beats forecasts, but Shore Capital still recommends a 'hold'
    Wed 12 November 2014 11:03
    First-half results from grocer J Sainsbury were ahead of market forecasts, but analysts at Shore Capital decided to stay on the fence on the back of continued uncertainties facing companies in the sector.

  • Analysts welcome 'sensible' move by Tullow to review costs
    Wed 12 November 2014 10:41
    The news that Tullow Oil is re-evaluating its spending in light of the recent slump in crude prices should be welcomed by the market, according to analysts.

  • Wednesday broker round-up UPDATE
    Wed 12 November 2014 09:07
    Aberdeen: UBS lowers target price from 465p to 450p and downgrades from buy to neutral. ASOS: Societe Generale reduces target price from 5000p to 4450p, while leaving its buy recommendation unchanged.

  • Broker tips: Vodafone, Betfair, Renishaw
    Tue 11 November 2014 12:40
    Vodafone's share price surged on Tuesday on the back of its interim results, though Brewin Dolphin said that it didn't expect such a positive reaction to a "broadly in-line" report from the telecoms giant.

  • Analysts reassured by Vodafone's interim results
    Tue 11 November 2014 12:28
    Vodafone's share price surged on Tuesday on the back of its interim results, with analysts at UBS hailing top-line trends that were "notably stronger than expected" and JPMorgan praising the "impressive" improvement in service revenue trends.

  • Sales momentum at Renishaw will not last, warns N+1 Singer
    Tue 11 November 2014 10:21
    An extremely brief trading update from Renishaw was well-received by the market on Tuesday, though broker N+1 Singer has maintained a neutral stance on the stock due to a cautious outlook for next year.

  • Tuesday broker round-up UPDATE
    Tue 11 November 2014 09:55
    AdEPT Telecom: WH Ireland moves target price from 170p to 185p, keeping its buy recommendation. Northland moves target price from 165p to 175p and maintains a buy recommendation.

  • Monday broker round-up
    Mon 10 November 2014 15:34
    RBS: Nomura reiterates reduce but lifts target price to 370p from 360p.

  • JPMorgan cuts targets for BP and Shell, not 'too late' to sell
    Mon 10 November 2014 14:14
    JPMorgan Cazenove has downgraded its rating for BP and slashed its target prices for the oil major along with sector peer Shell after cutting its forecasts for crude prices over the next three years.

  • Broker tips: Serco, Asos, Genel Energy, Aveva
    Mon 10 November 2014 12:45
    Analysts showed their disappointment with a poorly-received statement from Serco on Monday, as the outsourcing company announced a profit warning, £1.5bn of write-downs, and a proposed a rights issue.

  • Citi downgrades Asos, prefers Boohoo
    Mon 10 November 2014 11:30
    Even though the online apparel retail market has "substantial structural growth potential", Citigroup has cut its rating for Asos from 'buy' to 'neutral' following recent share-price strength.

  • UBS upgrades Genel Energy on Kurdistan potential
    Mon 10 November 2014 11:01
    UBS has upgraded its recommendation for Anglo-Turkish oil explorer Genel Energy from 'neutral' to 'buy', saying that "oil and money [are] both flowing" in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

  • Aveva facing end-market challenges, but Numis stays upbeat
    Mon 10 November 2014 10:24
    Plant and marine engineering firm Aveva beat Numis Securities' forecasts with its interim results, though the broker has scaled back its forecasts for the full year.

  • Uncertainties remain 'aplenty' at outsourcer Serco, say analysts
    Mon 10 November 2014 09:57
    Analysts showed their disappointment with a poorly-received statement from Serco on Monday, as the outsourcing company announced a profit warning, £1.5bn of write-downs, and a proposed a rights issue.

  • Broker tips: Croda, Experian, Tullett Prebon
    Fri 07 November 2014 11:57
    Specialty chemicals manufacturer Croda has multiple positive features, yet even after the recent share-price underperformance those are more than fully reflected in the share price, Canadian broker Canaccord Genuity said in a research report sent to clien

  • Peel Hunt believes a higher rating is not appropriate for Tullet Prebon
    Fri 07 November 2014 11:18
    Despite the improved market conditions seen over the last few months and the fact that the 14% decline in revenues year-to-date was in line with its forecasts, broker Peel Hunt believes that a higher rating for inter-dealer broker Tullett Prebon is not ju

  • Canaccord upgrades Experian after recent share-price decline
    Fri 07 November 2014 10:32
    Shares in Experian were continuing to rise on Friday, a day after the credit-checking firm's well-received first-half results, after Canaccord Genuity upgraded its rating for the stock from 'sell' to 'hold'.

  • Canaccord reiterates 'sell' recommendation on Croda
    Fri 07 November 2014 10:27
    Specialty chemicals manufacturer Croda has multiple positive features, yet even after the recent share-price underperformance those are more than fully reflected in the share price, Canadian broker Canaccord Genuity said in a research report sent to clien

  • Friday broker round-up UPDATE
    Fri 07 November 2014 09:44
    AstraZeneca: Deutsche Bank increases target price from 4100p to 4350p and reiterates its hold recommendation.


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