BROKER TIPS
13:01
softcat
Monday broker round-up

Softcat plc: Berenberg upgrades to buy with a target price of 650p.

12:57
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AA shares skid as Berenberg downgrades to 'sell' amid dividend concerns

AA was under the cosh on Monday as Berenberg downgraded the insurer and roadside assistance company to ‘sell’ from ‘hold’ and cut the price target to 100p from 170p.

16 Feb
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Broker tips: Sky, WPP, Standard Life Aberdeen

Bernstein upgraded Standard Life Aberdeen to 'outperform' from 'market perform' following the selloff in the previous session and on the back of year-to-date weakness in the stock, but cut its price target to 430p from 460p.

16 Feb
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Bernstein upgrades Standard Life Aberdeen, says selloff is 'overreaction'

Bernstein upgraded Standard Life Aberdeen to 'outperform' from 'market perform' following the selloff in the previous session and on the back of year-to-date weakness in the stock, but cut its price target to 430p from 460p.

16 Feb
sky, bskyb
Friday broker round-up

Sky plc: RBC downgrades to sector perform with a target price of 1,150p.

16 Feb
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WPP hits six-month high on renewed TV ad optimism, Goldman tips ITV

WPP shares have rallied to a six-month high amid a recent improvement in the ad market, capped off by a bullish view given by analysts at Goldman Sachs and Numis on Friday.

16 Feb
Premier League
Fox likely to sweeten terms of Sky offer, RBC thinks

Sky has effectively de-risked the threat of key sports broadcasting rights losses in the UK and Germany since the start of last year with renewals of both Premier League and Bundesliga rights, but analysts at RBC Capital Markets downgraded the stock on valuation ground.

15 Feb
tullow oil
Thursday broker round-up

Tullow oil: Barclays downgrades to equal weight with a target price of 190p.

15 Feb
London Stock Exchange AIM LSE shares
Broker tips: Shire, Bodycote, Indivior

Analysts at both Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank dropped their target prices for Shire after the biotech group said its sales would grow in mid-single figures and profits would rise at a more glacial pace.

15 Feb
carillion rail
Costain, Balfour and Renew best placed for HS2 and other rail gains

Broker Numis said on Thursday that it expects UK rail to be a key growth area for the construction sector in the foreseeable future, with phase-one of HS2 in 2020 and 2021 offsetting the completion of major rail projects from Crossrail and Thameslink.

15 Feb
Jefferies reiterates 'buy' on Indivior's strong guidance

Jefferies, RBC Capital Markets and Numis reiterated their positive recommendations on Indivior as the opioid addiction drug maker's shares slipped on the back of final results on Thursday.

15 Feb
Bodycote, engineering
JPMorgan Cazenove upgrades Bodycote after pullback

Bodycote, which provides heat treatment services and specialist thermal processes, was boosted on Thursday as JPMorgan Cazenove upped the stock to 'overweight' from 'neutral' and bumped up the price target to 960p from 850p.

15 Feb
shire, drug, pharma
Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank trim target prices on Shire

Analysts at both Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank dropped their target prices for Shire after the biotech group said its sales would grow in mid-single figures and profits would rise at a more glacial pace.

14 Feb
London Stock Exchange AIM LSE shares
Broker tips: Victrex, Virgin Money, AG Barr, Accesso

Analysts at Credit Suisse retained their 'buy' recommendation for shares of Victrex on Wednesday, telling clients that it estimates the plastics manufacturers' technology pipeline could deliver high single-digit top-line growth to 2025 and forecast a 5% FCF and total dividend yield.

14 Feb
Accesso Technology Six Flags
Berenberg starts Accesso at a 'buy', sets 2,700p target

Analysts at Berenberg initiated coverage on leisure industry group Accesso Technology with a 'buy' rating on Wednesday, citing several factors that they believed would lead to "double-digit organic revenue growth" over the coming years as their reasoning.

14 Feb
victrex, plastic
Credit Suisse raises target price and reiterates 'buy' on Victrex

Analysts at Credit Suisse retained their 'buy' recommendation for shares of Victrex on Wednesday, telling clients that it estimates the plastics manufacturers' technology pipeline could deliver high single-digit top-line growth to 2025 and forecast a 5% FCF and total dividend yield.

14 Feb
ag barr irn bru
AG Barr fizzes lower on JPMorgan downgrade to 'underweight'

AG Barr shares fizzed lower on Wednesday as JPMorgan Cazenove cut its stance on the Irn Bru maker to 'underweight' from 'neutral' and chopped the price target to 570p from 630p amid concerns about growing competition.

14 Feb
virgin money, banks, banking
Wednesday broker round-up

Virgin Money Holdings: RBC Capital Markets downgrades to underperform with a target price of 250p.

14 Feb
virgin money, banks, banking
Virgin Money hit by RBC Capital downgrade, CYBG boosted by upgrade

Virgin Money took a hit on Wednesday as RBC Capital Markets downgraded the challenger bank to 'underperform' from 'outperform', slashing the price target to 250p from 350p as it took a look at UK banks.