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
Societe Generale 17% 25% 33% 75.0%
JP Morgan Cazenove 7% 31% 21% 59.5%
Northland Capital 25% 25% 8% 58.3%
Shore Capital 14% 17% 25% 55.6%
Goldman Sachs 4% 26% 26% 55.5%
Jefferies Interna... 5% 29% 21% 55.4%
RBC Capital Markets 8% 24% 23% 55.2%
Deutsche Bank 10% 19% 24% 52.3%
HSBC 4% 30% 19% 51.8%
Exane BNP Paribas 0% 0% 50% 50.0%
Bernstein 0% 0% 50% 50.0%
UBS 11% 9% 28% 47.8%
Credit Suisse 6% 18% 23% 47.8%
Morgan Stanley 8% 21% 17% 45.8%
Liberum Capital 10% 18% 18% 45.4%

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.

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.
Broker Good Buy
Bernstein 50.00%
Exane BNP Paribas 50.00%
Societe Generale 33.33%
Citigroup 30.77%
UBS 27.78%
Goldman Sachs 25.93%
Shore Capital 24.69%
Deutsche Bank 23.81%
Peel Hunt 23.10%
Credit Suisse 23.08%
RBC Capital Markets 23.08%
JP Morgan Cazenove 21.43%
Jefferies International 21.43%
Kepler Cheuvreux 21.05%
Berenberg 20.54%

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.

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
Kepler Cheuvreux 63.16%
Numis 58.96%
Peel Hunt 56.32%
Citigroup 55.77%
Barclays Capital 55.56%
Liberum Capital 54.55%
Berenberg 54.46%
UBS 52.22%
Credit Suisse 50.77%
Exane BNP Paribas 50.00%
Bernstein 50.00%
Morgan Stanley 50.00%
HSBC 48.15%
Deutsche Bank 47.62%
RBC Capital Markets 44.87%