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Sunday share tips: Next, T Clarke

Sunday share tips: Next, T Clarke

Sun, 20 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - In the Sunday Times' Inside The City column, Sabah Meddings looks at Next - one of the stalwarts of British high street fashion - and notes its recent attempts to keep customers com... [more]

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'

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]

Friday newspaper round-up: Brexit deals, White House, productivity, Cuadrilla

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - EU migrants will be barred from claiming in-work benefits unless they have been employed for at least four years after Brexit under plans to revive a pledge by David Cameron. Minist... [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]

Friday preview: Significant profit progress expected from Computacenter

Thu, 17 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Friday is down to be the quietest day of August so far, with no top-tier macroeconomic data and only one FTSE 350 company due to report. Computacenter is expected to post solid firs... [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]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Libor lawsuit, UK shale, freedom of movement

Thu, 17 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - The US government has filed what could be the largest Libor scandal-related lawsuit yet against some of Britain's biggest lenders, alleging that their role in rigging borrowing rate... [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]

Thursday preview: Can Kingfisher and Hikma Pharma turn around fortunes?

Wed, 16 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Thursday will see results from two businesses trying to turn around fortunes after some difficult few months, in the case of Hikma Pharmaceuticals, or years, in the case of Kingfish... [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]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Help to Buy, Brexit, China, Easyjet, Glencore

Wed, 16 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - The number of first-time buyers is increasing rapidly because of the support of the government's Help to Buy scheme and ultra-low mortgage rates. First-timers borrowed £5.9 billion ... [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]

Wednesday preview: Will low unemployment begin to lift earnings?

Tue, 15 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Unemployment and earnings figures will be in focus on Wednesday, as the continued constriction on British households was confirmed by ongoing high inflation the day before, while in... [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]