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
Societe Generale 20% 47% 27% 93.4%
Exane BNP Paribas 24% 21% 18% 63.6%
Barclays Capital 11% 23% 24% 57.5%
RBC Capital Ma... 14% 16% 24% 53.4%
Credit Suisse 18% 19% 16% 53.4%
Kepler Cheuvreux 19% 19% 14% 52.3%
Morgan Stanley 12% 13% 27% 51.9%
Jefferies Inte... 15% 17% 20% 51.7%
JP Morgan Caze... 11% 18% 23% 51.6%
Peel Hunt 16% 19% 17% 51.4%
Citigroup 15% 19% 17% 51.3%
Deutsche Bank 5% 16% 30% 51.2%
Shore Capital 12% 20% 18% 49.4%
Numis 15% 13% 21% 49.2%
N+1 Singer 12% 20% 16% 48.0%

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
Kepler Cheuvreux 0% 60% 20% 80.0%
Investec 0% 0% 75% 75.0%
Shore Capital 11% 22% 39% 72.2%
Numis 11% 26% 32% 68.4%
Exane BNP Paribas 7% 27% 33% 66.7%
Beaufort Secur... 0% 0% 67% 66.7%
RBC Capital Ma... 0% 33% 33% 66.6%
Credit Suisse 10% 26% 29% 64.5%
Peel Hunt 14% 29% 21% 64.3%
Citigroup 24% 24% 12% 58.8%
Barclays Capital 13% 24% 21% 58.0%
Societe Generale 14% 29% 14% 57.2%
Berenberg 0% 19% 38% 56.3%
Jefferies Inte... 18% 18% 18% 52.8%
HSBC 0% 25% 25% 50.0%