BROKER TIPS
18 Aug
Acacia remains a 'buy' for HSBC but target price slashed
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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.

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18 Aug
HSBC slashes target price on Hikma Pharmaceuticals
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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 injectables and branded drugs.

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18 Aug
Friday broker round-up
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SIG: Numis downgrades to Reduce with a target price of 150p.

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18 Aug
Undervalued Prudential could get huge upside from break-up - Credit Suisse
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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 from such a move.

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18 Aug
Numis downgrades SIG, says recovery still in 'early days'
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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 profile the company's shares offered.

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17 Aug
Morgan Stanley reaffirms overweight rating for Direct Line
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Morgan Stanley upgraded Direct Line Group's target price from 423. 00p to 451. 00p in a research report on the insurer on Thursday.

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17 Aug
Thursday broker round-up
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Derwent London: HSBC maintains Hold with a target price of 3053p.

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17 Aug
QinetiQ upgraded by Barclays after sell-off 'overdone'

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.

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17 Aug
Johnson Matthey upgraded as analysts dismiss diesel catalyst fears
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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 control technology unit from a declining diesel market.

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16 Aug
Broker tips: Sage, Weir Group, Petra Diamonds
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Accountancy and payroll software company Sage Group was on the receiving end of an upgrade to 'neutral' from UBS on Wednesday.

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16 Aug
Sage surges on UBS upgrade, though concerns remain
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Accountancy and payroll software company Sage Group was on the receiving end of an upgrade to 'neutral' from UBS on Wednesday.

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16 Aug
Credit Suisse reiterates outperform for Weir and Hunting after DoE data
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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.

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

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16 Aug
Wednesday broker round-up
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Staffline: Credit Suisse downgrades to Underperform with a target price of 1000p.

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

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15 Aug
Maiden dividend at Aldermore now seems assured in 2017, Investec says
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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".

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15 Aug
HSBC raises St.James's target price, reiterates 'buy'
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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 and better growth prospects versus rivals.

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15 Aug
Berenberg says Next failing to deliver, downgrades to 'sell'
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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 the company's weather-driven second quarter beat.

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14 Aug
Morgan Stanley downgrades Experian to 'equal-weight'
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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 last four years and increasingly watchful eye from regulatory bodies could represent a headwind to volume growth.

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14 Aug
HSBC raises target price on esure Group, reiterates 'buy'
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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 the insurer's earnings and premiums of just 1. 5% between 2016 and 2019.

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