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 30% 23% 17% 69.8%
finnCap 44% 11% 11% 66.6%
Arden Partners 20% 20% 20% 60.0%
Davy Research 13% 13% 33% 59.9%
AlphaValue 25% 17% 17% 58.4%
Panmure Gordon 18% 16% 22% 56.4%
Cantor Fitzgerald 32% 9% 15% 55.5%
Exane BNP Paribas 18% 16% 20% 55.1%
Credit Suisse 16% 16% 22% 54.7%
N+1 Singer 17% 10% 27% 54.2%
RBC Capital Ma... 23% 14% 16% 52.2%
Numis 15% 17% 20% 52.3%
HSBC 8% 13% 30% 51.6%
Canaccord Genuity 21% 17% 13% 51.6%
Northland Capital 28% 17% 6% 50.1%

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
finnCap 0% 0% 100% 100.0%
Beaufort Secur... 0% 75% 25% 100.0%
Investec 11% 22% 44% 77.7%
Berenberg 42% 17% 17% 75.1%
Societe Generale 0% 18% 55% 72.7%
Numis 22% 30% 17% 69.5%
N+1 Singer 0% 33% 33% 66.6%
Peel Hunt 17% 17% 30% 65.2%
Exane BNP Paribas 26% 13% 21% 60.6%
Haitong Securi... 40% 0% 20% 60.0%
Bryan Garnier 20% 20% 20% 60.0%
Panmure Gordon 17% 25% 17% 58.4%
Shore Capital 36% 14% 7% 57.1%
Barclays Capital 26% 10% 21% 56.4%
RBC Capital Ma... 20% 5% 30% 55.0%