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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Summary of buy recommendations

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
JP Morgan Cazenove 10% 18% 24% 51.5%
Canaccord Genuity 50% 0% 0% 50.0%
Bank of America M... 0% 0% 50% 50.0%
Kepler Cheuvreux 0% 17% 33% 50.0%
Bernstein 0% 25% 25% 50.0%
Goldman Sachs 8% 22% 20% 49.0%
Citigroup 9% 20% 20% 48.6%
Credit Suisse 15% 13% 20% 47.8%
Liberum Capital 15% 11% 19% 44.4%
Berenberg 12% 16% 16% 44.2%
Barclays Capital 10% 14% 19% 43.4%
Shore Capital 13% 11% 19% 43.3%
Jefferies Interna... 6% 15% 22% 42.7%
Peel Hunt 19% 12% 11% 42.2%
HSBC 8% 14% 18% 39.7%

Super buys

The chart below shows the top 15 banks and stockbrokers who have issued the highest proportion of Buy recommendations which have subsequently shown over 15% share price increase over the past 3 months. This helps you identify those which most consistently predict dramatic share price increases.
Broker Super Buy
Canaccord Genuity 50.00%
Investec 25.00%
Peel Hunt 19.15%
Credit Suisse 15.22%
Liberum Capital 14.62%
Shore Capital 13.33%
Exane BNP Paribas 12.50%
Berenberg 12.39%
Numis 11.66%
Barclays Capital 10.10%
JP Morgan Cazenove 9.90%
Citigroup 8.57%
Goldman Sachs 7.84%
HSBC 7.69%
Jefferies International 6.10%

Good buys

The chart below shows the top 15 banks and stockbrokers who have issued the highest proportion of Buy recommendations which have subsequently shown a share price increase of between 5% and 15% over the past 3 months. This helps you identify those which most consistently predict significant share price increases.

Moderate buys

The chart below shows the top 15 banks and stockbrokers who have issued the highest proportion of Buy recommendations which have subsequently shown a share price increase of between 0% and 5% over the past 3 months. This helps you identify those which most consistently predict moderate share price increases.
Broker Moderate Buy
Exane BNP Paribas 25.00%
Bernstein 25.00%
Goldman Sachs 21.57%
Citigroup 20.00%
Morgan Stanley 18.75%
JP Morgan Cazenove 17.82%
Kepler Cheuvreux 16.67%
Berenberg 15.93%
Jefferies International 14.63%
Barclays Capital 14.14%
HSBC 14.10%
Deutsche Bank 13.56%
Credit Suisse 13.04%
Macquarie 12.50%
Numis 12.27%

Poor buys

The chart below shows the top 15 banks and stockbrokers who have issued the highest proportion of Buy recommendations which have subsequently shown a share price decrease over the past 3 months. This helps you identify those which most consistently predict a share price increase when the shares have actually fallen in value while their Buy recommendation was in place.
Broker Poor Buy
Macquarie 87.50%
Investec 75.00%
Numis 66.87%
Societe Generale 66.67%
RBC Capital Markets 62.82%
Deutsche Bank 62.71%
Morgan Stanley 62.50%
Exane BNP Paribas 62.50%
UBS 61.36%
HSBC 60.26%
Peel Hunt 57.80%
Jefferies International 57.32%
Shore Capital 56.67%
Barclays Capital 56.57%
Liberum Capital 54.97%