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
Kepler Cheuvreux 14% 29% 33% 76.2%
Societe Generale 12% 24% 29% 64.7%
Goldman Sachs 0% 26% 26% 52.2%
Jefferies Interna... 6% 18% 27% 51.6%
Citigroup 10% 19% 21% 50.1%
Northland Capital 0% 10% 40% 50.0%
Shore Capital 4% 19% 26% 48.6%
UBS 9% 27% 13% 48.2%
Peel Hunt 15% 16% 17% 47.3%
Barclays Capital 9% 17% 20% 45.6%
Berenberg 5% 23% 17% 45.6%
Exane BNP Paribas 9% 9% 27% 45.5%
Liberum Capital 9% 12% 23% 43.8%
JP Morgan Cazenove 9% 15% 15% 40.0%
Numis 10% 10% 19% 39.8%

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
Peel Hunt 14.80%
Kepler Cheuvreux 14.29%
Deutsche Bank 12.82%
Societe Generale 11.76%
Numis 10.27%
Citigroup 10.00%
JP Morgan Cazenove 9.41%
Liberum Capital 9.26%
Exane BNP Paribas 9.09%
UBS 8.86%
Barclays Capital 8.74%
HSBC 8.51%
RBC Capital Markets 7.14%
Credit Suisse 7.14%
Morgan Stanley 6.67%

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
Kepler Cheuvreux 28.57%
UBS 26.58%
Goldman Sachs 26.09%
Societe Generale 23.53%
Berenberg 23.21%
RBC Capital Markets 21.43%
Shore Capital 19.23%
Citigroup 18.75%
Jefferies International 17.74%
Barclays Capital 16.50%
Peel Hunt 15.88%
JP Morgan Cazenove 15.29%
Credit Suisse 14.29%
HSBC 12.77%
Liberum Capital 11.73%

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
Morgan Stanley 66.67%
Deutsche Bank 65.38%
Credit Suisse 64.29%
HSBC 63.83%
RBC Capital Markets 60.71%
Numis 60.27%
JP Morgan Cazenove 60.00%
Liberum Capital 55.56%
Exane BNP Paribas 54.55%
Berenberg 54.46%
Barclays Capital 53.40%
Peel Hunt 52.35%
Northland Capital 50.00%
Citigroup 50.00%
Shore Capital 50.00%