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Wednesday broker round-up

Wednesday broker round-up

Wed, 26 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - Acacia Mining: Credit Suisse downgrades to Neutral with a target price of 200p. Tesco: HSBC reiterates Buy with a target price of 225p. Sainsbury's: HSBC reiterates Reduce with a t... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Cars, tax havens, Metro Bank, Unilever

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Cars, tax havens, Metro Bank, Unilever

Wed, 26 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - As part of a government strategy to improve air quality, Britain is to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxide pose a m... [more]

Wednesday preview: GSK, ITV results in focus ahead of GDP growth figure

Wednesday preview: GSK, ITV results in focus ahead of GDP growth figure

Tue, 25 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - On Wednesday the early focus will be on another busy day of results season and later a preliminary reading on UK economic growth and bank lending, before later in the day the US Fed... [more]

Tuesday broker round-up

Tuesday broker round-up

Tue, 25 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - Vodafone: HSBC maintains Hold with a target price of 225p. Reckitt Benckiser: Goldman Sachs reiterates Neutral with a target price of 8130p. B&M: Goldman Sachs reiterates Buy with ... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Consumer credit, oil, housing, Love Island

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Consumer credit, oil, housing, Love Island

Tue, 25 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - The Bank of England has told banks, credit card companies and car loan providers that they risk fresh action against reckless lending as it warned of a looming "spiral of complacenc... [more]

Sunday share tips: Morgan Sindall, CentralNic

Mon, 24 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - The construction sector can be a tough bet, writes John Collingridge in the Sunday Times' Inside The City column, noting the number of recent collapses including Connaught and Rok, ... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Asda, B&M, Greece, Bowling, Brexit

Mon, 24 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - Asda is exploring a £4.4bn takeover of B&M, the fast-growing discount retailer run by billionaire brothers Simon and Bobby Arora. Britain's third-biggest supermarket chain is unders... [more]

Tuesday preview: Provident Financial in focus, though Victrex could surprise

Mon, 24 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - Tuesday will see the number of companies reporting step up before the throttle is turned right up later in the week, with Croda International, Informa and Segro joined by sub-prime ... [more]

Broker tips: Paddy Power Betfair, Equiniti

Fri, 21 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - Paddy Power Betfair lost ground on Friday as Investec downgraded its stance on the stock to 'sell' from 'buy' and cut the price target to 6,970p from 10,000p on the back of lower fo... [more]

Goldman Sachs raises Equiniti target on US expansion

Fri, 21 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - Analysts at Citi bumped up their target price for shares of Equiniti, hailing its acquisition of Wells Fargo Share Registration & Services. That, the broker said, would see the firm... [more]

Citi gives Microsoft a $74 price target

Fri, 21 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - After a callback from Microsoft, Citi has slapped a 'neutral' rating on the tech stock and a target price of $74, slightly below its current price as it does not expect a significan... [more]

Investec downgrades Paddy Power on worsening regulatory outlook

Fri, 21 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - Paddy Power Betfair lost ground on Friday as Investec downgraded its stance on the stock to 'sell' from 'buy' and cut the price target to 6,970p from 10,000p on the back of lower fo... [more]

Friday broker round-up

Fri, 21 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - Paddy Power: Investec downgrades to Sell with a target price of 6970p. SSP: Goldman Sachs initiates on Neutral with a target price of 512p. Sage Group: Goldman Sachs reiterates Buy... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Turkey, Transitional deal, Unilever

Fri, 21 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - A powerful earthquake has struck off the Turkish coast, triggering a tsunami in the Mediterranean and Aegean and killing at least two. Beachfront hotels full of British holidaymaker... [more]

Spirent's refocus and new CFO leads to Jefferies upgrade

Thu, 20 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - Spirent Communications was upgraded to 'buy' from 'hold' by Jefferies on Thursday as the testing company has "refocused" the business on markets that could drive stronger growth. Je... [more]

Friday preview: Vodafone, Acacia, AO World updates eagerly awaited

Thu, 20 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - Several companies about which investors have many questions are due for updates on Friday, including quarterly numbers from Vodafone and AO World plus interim results from Acacia Mi... [more]

Thursday broker round-up

Thu, 20 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - BHP Billiton: Citigroup downgrades to Neutral with a target price of 1350p. Spirent Communications: Jefferies upgrades to Buy with a target price of 145p. Hastings Group: JPMorgan ... [more]

Barclays downgrades Schroders, bumps up Ashmore

Thu, 20 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - Barclays downgraded Schroders and upgraded Ashmore on Thursday as it took a look at European asset managers. The bank downgraded Schroders to 'underweight' from 'equalweight' and cu... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: BHP Billiton, Northern Trust, Royal Mail, Ofwat

Thu, 20 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - Executives inside Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump's personal bankers, are expecting that the bank will soon be receiving subpoenas or other requests for information from Robert Mueller,... [more]

Broker tips: Hunting, Royal Mail, AA

Wed, 19 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - Analysts at Morgan Stanley downgraded their recommendation on shares of Hunting and cut their target price, telling clients consensus was too upbeat about the prospects for activity... [more]

Royal Mail will deliver, Investec says, but more slowly than expected

Wed, 19 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - Investec cut its target price on shares of Royal Mail, telling clients it was "very positive" on the long-term potential for efficiencies but less so on the outlook for the company'... [more]

Morgan Stanley downgrades Hunting, sees flat US rig count

Wed, 19 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - Analysts at Morgan Stanley downgraded their recommendation on shares of Hunting and cut their target price, telling clients consensus was too upbeat about the prospects for activity... [more]

Thursday preview: ECB treading a fine line, Sports Direct and Unilever report

Wed, 19 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi will tread a fine line on Thursday as the central bank's plans for reducing the size of its bond buying programme are under massive scrutiny... [more]

Thursday preview: ECB treading a fine line, fortune contrast at Sports Direct and Unilever

Wed, 19 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi will tread a fine line on Thursday as the central bank's plans for reducing the size of its bond buying programme are under massive scrutiny... [more]

Wednesday broker round-up

Wed, 19 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - Hunting: Morgan Stanley downgrades to Underweight with a target price of 440p. Weir Group: Morgan Stanley downgrades to Equal Weight with a target price of 1940p. Drax: Citigroup d... [more]