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Directors dealings: Senior chief picks up shares even as analysts hit 'eject'

Directors dealings: Senior chief picks up shares even as analysts hit 'eject'

Thu, 21 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Senior chief David Squires picked up some shares in the components and system engineer on Thursday. Squires bought 50,000 shares at 258.5p apiece, for a total outlay of £129,235.01,... [more]

JP Morgan prefers alternative asset managers, downgrades Schroders

JP Morgan prefers alternative asset managers, downgrades Schroders

Thu, 21 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - JP Morgan reiterated its preference for alternative asset managers after marking the group to market and ahead of a raft of AuM trading updates due from the space before year-end, i... [more]

Senior slumps as Peel Hunt downgrades on FX headwind

Senior slumps as Peel Hunt downgrades on FX headwind

Thu, 21 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Senior was under the cosh on Thursday as Peel Hunt downgraded the stock to 'reduce' from 'hold' saying a recovery in sterling could be a headwind. Peel noted the shares have risen o... [more]

Friday preview: Importance of May's Brexit speech 'cannot be over-emphasised'

Friday preview: Importance of May's Brexit speech 'cannot be over-emphasised'

Thu, 21 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Theresa May's Big Brexit Speech in Florence may dominate the narrative on Friday, though for traders and investors there's PMI surveys and one from the CBI, with results from Sage a... [more]

Thursday broker round-up

Thursday broker round-up

Thu, 21 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Reckitt Benckiser: Morgan Stanley reiterates Overweight with a target price of 10,000p. BTG: Deutsche Bank reiterates Buy with a target price of 775p. GlaxoSmithKline: Deutsche Ban... [more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Google-HTC, BHS, Sky

Thu, 21 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Google has announced a deal to acquire part of Taiwanese firm HTC Corp's smartphone operations for about $1bn. The deal will not involve the purchase of a direct stake and HTC will ... [more]

Broker tips: Nostrum Oil & Gas, Stagecoach, BAE Systems

Wed, 20 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - RBC Capital Markets upgraded Nostrum Oil & Gas to 'outperform' from 'sector perform' saying recent weakness is an opportunity and its discount to peers it set to unwind as it delive... [more]

HSBC upgrades Stagecoach, despite longer-term doubts around dividend

Wed, 20 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Ahead of Stagecoach's 28 September trading update, HSBC bumped up its recommendation for the shares from 'reduce' to 'hold', telling clients they thought it was right to exercise c... [more]

JP Morgan lowers 2018 EPS estimate for BAE on Sterling, Saudi headwind

Wed, 20 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Analysts at JP Morgan pared their 2018 earnings per share estimate for BAE Systems again, telling clients they believed they had underestimated the headwind from the end of Eurofigh... [more]

RBC Capital upgrades Nostrum to 'outperform' after recent weakness

Wed, 20 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - RBC Capital Markets upgraded Nostrum Oil & Gas to 'outperform' from 'sector perform' saying recent weakness is an opportunity and its discount to peers it set to unwind as it delive... [more]

Metro Bank set for suburban slowdown, cautions Macquarie

Wed, 20 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Metro Bank's rapid growth and margins will begin to decline as it expands into "less wealthy" London suburbs, said Macquarie Capital as it initiated coverage on the challenger bank ... [more]

Thursday preview: Capita guidance and UK public sector debt under spotlight

Wed, 20 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Thursday in Europe will initially see any fallout from the US policy adjustments overnight, while in the UK Capita and Mitchells & Butlers investors have results to pore over, with ... [more]

Goldman Sachs upgrades Aveva to 'neutral' on Schneider deal

Wed, 20 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Goldman Sachs upgraded Aveva to 'neutral' from 'sell' and lifted the price target to 2,400p from 1,850p following news it will be bought by French industrial group Schneider Electri... [more]

Wednesday broker round-up

Wed, 20 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stagecoach: HSBC upgrades to Hold with a target price of 160p. Aveva: Goldman Sachs upgrades to Neutral with a target price of 2400p. Tesco: Deutsche Bank reiterates Buy with a tar... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Takeover rules, defence cuts, hotel issues

Wed, 20 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Bidders for UK stock market listed companies must lay out more detailed plans for their target, including location of its head office and research and development investment, under ... [more]

Broker tips: Debenhams, Gym Group, Tullow Oil, Ophir Energy

Tue, 19 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Investec reiterated its 'sell' recommendation on Debenham's on the back of expectations for foreign exchange headwinds, unanswered questions around execution and profitability and t... [more]

Wednesday preview: Fed to announce policy tightening, UK retail sales due

Tue, 19 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Results from Kingfisher and Babcock, followed by official data on UK retail sales will for many traders prove only an hors d'œuvre for the US Federal Reserve's policy announcem... [more]

Investec says Debenhams dividend may be unsustainable

Tue, 19 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Investec reiterated its 'sell' recommendation on Debenham's on the back of expectations for foreign exchange headwinds, unanswered questions around execution and profitability and t... [more]

Barclays ups target price for Gym Group

Tue, 19 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Barclays Research upped its target on shares of Gym Group from 230p to 250p following its first acquisition since the group floated, purchasing 18 gyms from Lifestyle Fitness. On th... [more]

Credit Suisse upgrades Tullow Oil, downgrades Ophir Energy

Tue, 19 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Analysts at Credit Suisse rejigged their recommendations for European Exploration and Production outfits, telling clients the sector was better positioned to emerge from the cycle, ... [more]

Tuesday broker round-up

Tue, 19 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Asos: Credit Suisse upgrades to Neutral with a target price of 5600p. Forterra: Jefferies reiterates Buy with a target price of 390p. Debenhams: Investec reiterates Sell with a tar... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: FCA debt warning, Hurricane Maria, Trump at the UN

Tue, 19 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - The government needs to step in to help tackle the mountain of debt being racked up by the most vulnerable consumers in Britain, the chief financial regulator has warned, as new dat... [more]

Rotork's margin plans deserve higher rating, UBS says as it upgrades

Mon, 18 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Rotork's plans to improve profit margins can spark a return to a premium rating, said UBS as it upgraded the industrial valves specialist and hiked its share price target. UBS upgra... [more]

Tuesday preview: Updates from Ocado, Keywords and French Connection

Mon, 18 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - In the absence of any major UK items in the diary, Tuesday may be given over more to small and mid cap company news, with only Ocado joined by Keywords Studios and French Connection... [more]

Motor insurance prices 'likely to stay flat', Deutsche upgrades Admiral

Mon, 18 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Motor insurance pricing is set to hold steady as companies benefit from another shift in the sector's dynamics, Deutsche Bank said as it recommendation on Admiral and kept Direct Li... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
American Airlines Group 46.29 1.92 22:33
Netflix Inc. 188.78 1.76 23:01
Shire Plc Ads 155.36 1.28 22:34
Discovery Communications Inc. Class C 20.30 1.15 22:30
Seagate Technology Plc 32.72 1.05 23:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
JD.com, Inc. 42.98 -3.29 23:04
Mercadolibre Inc. 281.87 -2.87 22:34
Nvidia Corp. 180.76 -2.73 23:07
NetEase Inc. Ads 277.62 -2.09 23:03
Symantec Corp. 33.04 -2.02 22:45