BROKER TIPS
27 Feb
Monday broker round-up

Rightmove: Morgan Stanley downgrades to Equal Weight with a target price of 4400p.

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27 Feb
Broker tips: Rightmove, Kaz Minerals, Essentra, Smith & Nephew

Morgan Stanley has downgraded Rightmove to 'equalweight' from 'overweight' and kept the price target at 4,400p.

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27 Feb
HSBC downgrades Kaz Minerals as it was 'too bullish' on copper production
Copper

Shares in Kaz Minerals were under pressure on Monday as HSBC downgraded the copper miner to ‘reduce’ from ‘hold’ and cut its target price to 400p from 440p as it had been "too bullish" on Kaz’s production guidance for 2017.

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27 Feb
Essentra boosted by Deutsche Bank upgrade
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Packaging and filter products producer Essentra was on the front foot on Monday as Deutsche Bank bumped its rating up to 'buy' from 'hold' and hiked the price target to 600p from 425p.

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27 Feb
Morgan Stanley downgrades Rightmove to 'equalweight'

Morgan Stanley has downgraded Rightmove to 'equalweight' from 'overweight' and kept the price target at 4,400p.

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27 Feb
Goldman downgrades Smith & Nephew on less attractive growth outlook
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Goldman Sachs has downgraded Smith & Nephew to 'neutral' from 'buy' and cut the price target to 1,270p from 1,310p as it pointed to a less attractive growth outlook.

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24 Feb
Berenberg downgrades Goldman Sachs as Trump rally 'may have peaked'
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Goldman Sachs has been downgraded to 'sell' by Berenberg as the German bank indicated its belief that the investment banking behemoth's stock is now overvalued and that it could face structural headwinds in 2017.

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24 Feb
Credit Suisse bumps up target price for BAE Systems
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Analysts at Credit Suisse bumped up their target price for BAE Systems to incorporate the firm´s recently-released 2016 full-year numbers and its latest financial guidance.

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24 Feb
Breakout for bonds and US dollar ahead, BofA-Merrill Lynch says
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Investors continued to rotate towards so-called 'inflation trades', ahead of a likely break-out in bonds and the US dollar, according to the widely-followed weekly tally of fund flows by Bank of America-Merrill Lynch.

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24 Feb
French election concerns to keep dragging stocks lower
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The upcoming French presidential elections of 23 April and 7 May are a key concern for investors as jitters seeped further into European Markets at the end of the week.

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24 Feb
Broker tips: National Express, Drax, BAE Systems
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Investec has upgraded National Express to 'buy' from 'hold' and hiked the price target to 385p from 335p.

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24 Feb
National Express boosted by Investec upgrade
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Investec has upgraded National Express to 'buy' from 'hold' and hiked the price target to 385p from 335p.

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24 Feb
Drax loses power on Morgan Stanley downgrade
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Power generation company Drax was under the cosh after Morgan Stanley downgraded its stance on the stock to 'underweight' from 'equalweight', saying there are more attractive opportunities elsewhere.

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24 Feb
We are not in the 1930s, Credit Suisse says on protectionism
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Globalisation may be past its peak but the risk that trade protectionism might get out of hand might be less than some investors think, Credit Suisse said.

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24 Feb
Friday broker round-up
RBS Royal bank of Scotland

RBS: Jefferies maintains Hold with a target price of 212p.

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23 Feb
Broker tips: Halfords, Inmarsat, Hays
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Halfords slumped on Thursday as Peel Hunt downgraded its stance on the stock to ‘sell’ from ‘hold’ and cut the price target to 325p from was 350p.

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23 Feb
Prolonged period of special dividends ahead at Hays, Credit Suisse says
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Analysts at Credit Suisse bumped up their recommendation on shares of Hays, hailing the firm´s growth prospects, cash generation ability and the likelihood of a prolonged period of special dividends.

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23 Feb
Thursday broker round-up
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Unilever: Berenberg reiterates Buy with a target price of 4100p.

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23 Feb
Halfords skids on Peel Hunt downgrade
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Halfords slumped on Thursday as Peel Hunt downgraded its stance on the stock to ‘sell’ from ‘hold’ and cut the price target to 325p from was 350p.

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23 Feb
Inmarsat boosted by Macquarie upgrade
Satellite, space, communications

Satellite communications company Inmarsat got a boost on Thursday as Macquarie upgraded the stock to ‘outperform’ from 'neutral' and gave it a target price of 850p, saying it may at an inflection point.

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