Find out which brokers have made the best calls. We break down the number of buy, sell or hold ratings for each stockbroker. You can see all the information in easy to read charts and discover the league table for best and worst brokers based on performance.
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Brokers Performance

The columns in this chart represent the cumulative performance by each bank or broker, over the last 3 months, as measured against the FTSE. The blue section represents buy ratings, green represents hold ratings and the red represents sell ratings. To see a full explanation of how to use this chart, please visit the broker performance explained page.

Which buyers to follow

In the chart below the columns represent an analysis of correct Buy recommendations by each broker over the last 3 months. The blue section represents Buy recommendations for companies whose share price has dramatically outperformed the FTSE, red represents Buys which have significantly outperformed the FTSE and green represents Buys which have only moderately outperformed the FTSE. See a full explanation of how to use this chart.
Broker <-15% 5-15% 0-5% Total
Macquarie 42% 13% 19% 73.0%
Davy Research 20% 20% 27% 66.7%
Whitman Howard 0% 63% 0% 62.5%
finnCap 33% 9% 20% 62.2%
SP Angel 30% 10% 20% 60.0%
Credit Suisse 24% 17% 16% 56.6%
Barclays Capital 26% 12% 17% 54.9%
Panmure Gordon 24% 12% 18% 54.1%
Exane BNP Paribas 20% 18% 14% 53.1%
Jefferies Inte... 19% 14% 20% 52.8%
Societe Generale 9% 12% 30% 51.5%
Numis 15% 17% 19% 51.3%
RBC Capital Ma... 22% 16% 13% 51.1%
Liberum Capital 21% 9% 21% 50.7%
Haitong Securi... 25% 25% 0% 50.0%

Which sellers to follow

In the chart below the columns represent an analysis of correct Sell recommendations by each broker over the last 3 months. The blue section represents Sell recommendations for companies whose share price has dramatically underperformed the FTSE, red represents Sells which have significantly underperformed the FTSE and green represents Sells which have only moderately underperformed the FTSE. See a full explanation of how to use this chart.
Broker <-15% 5-15% 0-5% Total
N+1 Singer 0% 33% 67% 100.0%
Davy Research 0% 100% 0% 100.0%
Goodbody 0% 100% 0% 100.0%
Peel Hunt 29% 18% 35% 82.3%
Numis 11% 21% 37% 68.4%
Bryan Garnier 0% 33% 33% 66.6%
Haitong Securi... 20% 20% 20% 60.0%
Societe Generale 0% 27% 33% 60.0%
Shore Capital 50% 0% 8% 58.3%
Berenberg 33% 0% 25% 58.3%
Exane BNP Paribas 13% 18% 26% 57.9%
Kepler Cheuvreux 0% 0% 57% 57.1%
Deutsche Bank 12% 16% 24% 52.0%
Credit Suisse 10% 6% 35% 51.7%
RBC Capital Ma... 20% 5% 25% 50.0%