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HSBC slashes target price on Hikma Pharmaceuticals

HSBC slashes target price on Hikma Pharmaceuticals

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Analysts at HSBC slashed their target price for Hikma Pharmaceuticals, telling clients its first half numbers contained lower guidance for generics and a tougher outlook for injecta... [more]

Undervalued Prudential could get huge upside from break-up - Credit Suisse

Undervalued Prudential could get huge upside from break-up - Credit Suisse

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Prudential is already trading at a discount to the UK life insurance sector and, amid rumours of a potential break-up, Credit Suisse calculated there could be considerable upside fr... [more]

Friday broker round-up

Friday broker round-up

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - SIG: Numis downgrades to Reduce with a target price of 150p. Prudential: Credit Suisse reiterates Outperform with a target price of 2075p. BHP Billiton: Credit Suisse reiterates Ne... [more]

Acacia remains a 'buy' for HSBC but target price slashed

Acacia remains a 'buy' for HSBC but target price slashed

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - HSBC cut its target price for Acacia Mining by 47% but kept its 'buy' recommendation in place as the months-long spat with the Tanzanian government still hangs over the company. The... [more]

Numis downgrades SIG, says recovery still in 'early days'

Numis downgrades SIG, says recovery still in 'early days'

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Analysts at Numis downgraded their recommendation on shares of SIG from 'hold' to 'reduce', saying the shares' valuation was up with events even while conceding the "good" recovery ... [more]

Morgan Stanley reaffirms overweight rating for Direct Line

Thu, 17 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Morgan Stanley upgraded Direct Line Group's target price from 423.00p to 451.00p in a research report on the insurer on Thursday. The bank's analysts were pleased by Direct Line's f... [more]

QinetiQ upgraded by Barclays after sell-off 'overdone'

Thu, 17 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Barclays has upgraded QinetiQ to 'overweight' after the defence technology firm's shares fell more than 20% after results in May and warned of an order slowdown in July. Analysts at... [more]

Johnson Matthey upgraded as analysts dismiss diesel catalyst fears

Thu, 17 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Johnson Matthey received an upgrade to 'outperform' from Bernstein after the chemical manufacturer's shares fell almost 25% since October over the potential impact on its emission c... [more]

Thursday broker round-up

Thu, 17 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Derwent London: HSBC maintains Hold with a target price of 3053p. Taylor Wimpey: HSBC maintains Buy with a target price of 244p. Pennon Group: Deutsche Bank reiterates Buy with a t... [more]

Broker tips: Sage, Weir Group, Petra Diamonds

Wed, 16 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Accountancy and payroll software company Sage Group was on the receiving end of an upgrade to 'neutral' from UBS on Wednesday. The Swiss bank felt the recent purchase of cloud softw... [more]

Credit Suisse reiterates outperform for Weir and Hunting after DoE data

Wed, 16 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated their 'outperform' recommendations on shares of Weir and Hunting on the back of the latest "solid" official US data on well completions. Those f... [more]

Sage surges on UBS upgrade, though concerns remain

Wed, 16 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Accountancy and payroll software company Sage Group was on the receiving end of an upgrade to 'neutral' from UBS on Wednesday. The Swiss bank felt the recent purchase of cloud softw... [more]

Investec sees risk Petra Diamonds might be forced to raise fresh equity

Wed, 16 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Investec took an axe to its target price for PetraDiamonds, telling clients the possibility existed the outfit might be forced to go cap in hand to shareholders. "Developing mines i... [more]

Wednesday broker round-up

Wed, 16 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Staffline: Credit Suisse downgrades to Underperform with a target price of 1000p. Weir: Credit Suisse reiterates Outperform with a target price of 2200p. Revolution Bars: Canaccord... [more]

Broker tips: Aldermore, St.James's Place, Next

Tue, 15 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Investec's Ian Gordon lifted his target price on challenger bank Aldermore's shares slightly higher, describing the lender's first half performance as "superb". Loan growth volumes ... [more]

Maiden dividend at Aldermore now seems assured in 2017, Investec says

Tue, 15 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Investec's Ian Gordon lifted his target price on challenger bank Aldermore's shares slightly higher, describing the lender's first half performance as "superb". Loan growth volumes ... [more]

HSBC raises St.James's target price, reiterates 'buy'

Tue, 15 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Analysts at HSBC raised their target price on shares of St James's Place, pointing to the improving productivity of the asset manager's advisors, scope for greater capital returns a... [more]

Berenberg says Next failing to deliver, downgrades to 'sell'

Tue, 15 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Berenberg downgraded its recommendation on shares of Next following the recent rally in the fashion retailers's shares, telling clients there was now "material downside" following t... [more]

Morgan Stanley downgrades Experian to 'equal-weight'

Mon, 14 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of credit checking service outfit Experian from 'overweight' to 'equalweight' on Monday, stating that a rapid expansion in consumer credit over the ... [more]

HSBC raises target price on esure Group, reiterates 'buy'

Mon, 14 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Analysts at HSBC bumped up their target price on shares of esure Group, telling clients that at current levels the stock price was discounting a compound annual rate of growth in th... [more]

UK gambling review risks raised, Credit Suisse picks out Paddy and Playtech

Mon, 14 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - There is a much higher chance that the government will slash the maximum stake for gaming machines to £2 amid the new political climate, leading to a 40-50% cuts in profits for book... [more]

TUI cruises higher as Credit Suisse upgrades shares

Mon, 14 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Travel operator TUI was upgraded to a 'neutral' rating by Credit Suisse from its previous 'underperform' given a "material valuation shift" in the shares relative value to rivals. T... [more]

Monday broker round-up

Mon, 14 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - SSE: Credit Suisse upgrades to Outperform with a target price of 1500p. TUI: Credit Suisse upgrades to Neutral with a target price of 1300p. Playtech: Credit Suisse initiates at Ou... [more]

Credit Suisse reiterates 'outperform' on Domino's Pizza

Fri, 11 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated their 'outperform' recommendation on shares of Domino's Pizza following the company's creation of a joint-venture with its largest franchisee in... [more]

Dixons Carphone gets hit with double downgrade

Fri, 11 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Consumer electronics retailer Dixons Carphone saw its biggest drop in over 12 months after Simon Bowler of Exane BNP Paribas, one of the top-rated analysts following the stock, down... [more]