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
Stifel 40% 40% 10% 90.0%
Canaccord Genuity 33% 33% 8% 74.9%
Macquarie 12% 12% 41% 64.8%
Peel Hunt 21% 14% 29% 64.5%
N+1 Singer 27% 14% 22% 62.1%
Societe Generale 12% 19% 31% 61.5%
Panmure Gordon 28% 17% 17% 61.2%
RBC Capital Ma... 8% 25% 26% 58.4%
Shore Capital 19% 23% 16% 57.9%
Credit Suisse 10% 19% 28% 57.7%
Deutsche Bank 10% 23% 25% 57.1%
Citigroup 11% 20% 25% 56.4%
Cantor Fitzgerald 38% 13% 6% 56.3%
Investec 6% 50% 0% 56.3%
Numis 18% 13% 25% 56.1%

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
Panmure Gordon 50% 0% 50% 100.0%
Exane BNP Paribas 0% 33% 67% 100.0%
finnCap 0% 100% 0% 100.0%
RBC Capital Ma... 0% 60% 20% 80.0%
Investec 0% 50% 25% 75.0%
Citigroup 13% 47% 13% 73.3%
Jefferies Inte... 21% 17% 29% 66.7%
Berenberg 6% 17% 44% 66.7%
Credit Suisse 16% 25% 22% 62.5%
Numis 10% 30% 15% 55.0%
Shore Capital 9% 23% 23% 54.5%
Canaccord Genuity 50% 0% 0% 50.0%
Deutsche Bank 8% 29% 13% 50.0%
Barclays Capital 5% 30% 15% 50.0%
Goldman Sachs 0% 33% 13% 46.6%