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Sector movers: UK construction, homebuilders in focus

Sector movers: UK construction, homebuilders in focus

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Gains at the end of the week were being driven by a mix of defensive and more cyclical issues, driven in part by analysts' comments on different segments of the markets and ahead of... [more]

Broker tips: M&S, Domino's Pizza, Debenhams, Glencore, South32 and Rio Tinto

Broker tips: M&S, Domino's Pizza, Debenhams, Glencore, South32 and Rio Tinto

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Retailer Marks & Spencer got a boost as Barclays initiated coverage of the stock at 'overweight' with a 410p price target, which implies 14% potential upside. The bank acknowledged ... [more]

Barclays believes worst of iron ore price slide over, positive on mining

Barclays believes worst of iron ore price slide over, positive on mining

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Analysts at Barclays sounded a positive note on the EU mining sector, flagging the potential for large cash returns from Glencore, S32 and Rio Tinto over the medium-term. Critically... [more]

Friday broker round-up

Friday broker round-up

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Debenhams: Deutsche Bank upgrades to Hold with a target price of 50p. Marks & Spencers: Barclays initiates on Overweight with a target price of 410p. Talk Talk: HSBC upgrades to Bu... [more]

Marks & Spencer boosted by Barclays note

Marks & Spencer boosted by Barclays note

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Retailer Marks & Spencer got a boost as Barclays initiated coverage of the stock at 'overweight' with a 410p price target, which implies 14% potential upside. The bank acknowledged ... [more]

Peel Hunt upgrades Domino's Pizza after recent weakness

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Peel Hunt upgraded Domino's Pizza to 'buy' from 'hold' following recent weakness. "Domino's has generated a 23% profit before tax compound annual growth rate and a 25% earnings CAGR... [more]

Deutsche Bank ups Debenhams to 'hold'

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Deutsche Bank upgraded retailer Debenhams to 'hold' from 'sell' as it cut the price target to 50p from 52p. The bank said Debenhams faces many challenges, including a long-lease pro... [more]

Friday newspaper round-up: World Bank, Tata Steel, FTSE pay

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - The president of the World Bank has told Theresa May that cutting the UK's aid budget could lead to an increase in conflict, terrorism and migration and would damage Britain's inter... [more]

Shell dividend to come back into focus in 2017, Cannacord says

Thu, 20 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Cannacord Genuity sounded a cautious note on shares of Royal Dutch Shell's B shares pointing out the company's lack of free cash flow and mounting debt pile given its current divide... [more]

Broker tips: Go-Ahead, Britvic

Thu, 20 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Investec upgraded transport operator Go-Ahead to 'buy' from 'add' saying trading in the third quarter was in line with expectations, with the company outperforming the UK market in ... [more]

Sector movers: Oil service stocks, General retailers lead falls

Thu, 20 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Oil service stocks accounted for most of the selling pressure on the FTSE 350 on Thursday as investors booked some profits on the group following recent losses in crude futures. D... [more]

Friday preview: UK retail sales could confirm consumer spending slowdown

Thu, 20 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - UK retail sales for March are published on Friday, along with flash April data on eurozone services and manufacturing activity and ahead of similar surveys covering America, while R... [more]

Investec upgrades Go-Ahead to 'buy'

Thu, 20 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Investec upgraded transport operator Go-Ahead to 'buy' from 'add' saying trading in the third quarter was in line with expectations, with the company outperforming the UK market in ... [more]

Berenberg downgrades Britvic after strong share price performance

Thu, 20 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Berenberg downgraded Britvic to 'hold' from 'buy', keeping the price target at 725p, following a strong re-rating. The bank noted that since the start of the year, the shares have r... [more]

Thursday broker round-up

Thu, 20 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Burberry: Barclays reiterates Overweight with a target price of 1900p. Empiric Student Property: Numis downgrades to Hold with a target price of 115p. Fevertree: Berenberg reiterat... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Immigration, US concerns, Sky, Facebook

Thu, 20 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Theresa May is being forced into a concession over migrant targets as part of the price for calling a snap poll. The prime minister is ready to soften her longstanding opposition to... [more]

Broker tips: UK retailers, Prudential, European stocks

Wed, 19 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - With the retail sector now at a major strategic crossroads, investors should back companies that are best prepared for a world where data will be the new frontier, said Liberum, pic... [more]

Snap elections mean reduced risk of disorderly exit from EU, Morgan Stanley says

Wed, 19 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - The Conservative party was likely to win on 8 June, Morgan Stanley said, reducing the risk of a "disorderly" exit from the European Union although it virtually ruled out any possibi... [more]

Thursday preview: Unilever, Sky and Debenhams updates in focus

Wed, 19 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - In a quiet week for data, politics and companies vie for investors' attention, with Sky and Unilever announcing quarterly results on Thursday and Debenhams interims. Fresh from unve... [more]

Sector movers: Liberum boosts General Retailers, 8 June election a factor

Wed, 19 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - General retailers were sent to the top of the leaderboard by a positive note out from broker Liberum for select companies in the space, including Asos, Joules and Ted Baker. Liberum... [more]

Wednesday broker round-up

Wed, 19 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - RBS: JPMorgan upgrades to Neutral with a target price of 210p. BHP Billiton: HSBC upgrades to Buy with a target price of 1500p. WPP: JPMorgan reiterates Overweight with a target pr... [more]

Liberum upgrades Card Factory, highlights Asos and UK election fallout

Wed, 19 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - With the retail sector now at a major strategic crossroads, investors should back companies that are best prepared for a world where data will be the new frontier, said Liberum, pic... [more]

Credit Suisse still positive on European stocks, ups view on UK

Wed, 19 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - A mis-match between the performance of stocks from 'cyclical' geographical regions, such as Continental Europe, Emerging Markets and Japan versus cyclical sectors meant there was an... [more]

Prudential trading at substantial valuation discount, Berenberg says

Wed, 19 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Analysts at Berenberg hiked their target price on shares of Prudential, telling clients not to let the opportunity pass. Historically, the stock tended to track embedded value, appr... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: RBS, RWE, Next, Greece

Wed, 19 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Philip Hammond has signalled that the government is facing a multibillion-pound loss from selling off its 73% stake in Royal Bank of Scotland. The chancellor told MPs that that "we ... [more]