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
Exane BNP Paribas 18% 36% 18% 72.8%
Canaccord Genuity 33% 22% 11% 66.6%
Shore Capital 22% 15% 25% 61.8%
Citigroup 15% 27% 18% 60.7%
UBS 14% 17% 28% 58.9%
Deutsche Bank 5% 26% 26% 57.9%
Barclays Capital 16% 17% 22% 55.7%
Societe Generale 11% 22% 22% 55.5%
JP Morgan Cazenove 6% 18% 31% 55.0%
Jefferies Interna... 6% 26% 22% 54.6%
HSBC 13% 20% 21% 53.5%
Berenberg 10% 18% 25% 52.5%
Goldman Sachs 5% 25% 23% 52.5%
Morgan Stanley 9% 17% 26% 52.2%
Credit Suisse 14% 16% 21% 50.9%

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 33.33%
Shore Capital 22.47%
Bernstein 20.00%
Exane BNP Paribas 18.18%
Peel Hunt 17.73%
RBC Capital Markets 17.28%
Barclays Capital 16.35%
Liberum Capital 15.72%
Citigroup 15.15%
UBS 14.44%
Credit Suisse 14.04%
HSBC 12.79%
Societe Generale 11.11%
Northland Capital 10.00%
Berenberg 10.00%

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 36.36%
Citigroup 27.27%
Deutsche Bank 26.32%
Jefferies International 25.97%
Goldman Sachs 25.00%
Societe Generale 22.22%
Canaccord Genuity 22.22%
Kepler Cheuvreux 20.00%
HSBC 19.77%
JP Morgan Cazenove 18.00%
Berenberg 17.50%
Morgan Stanley 17.39%
Barclays Capital 17.31%
UBS 16.67%
Credit Suisse 15.79%

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.