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
Canaccord Genuity 0% 27% 45% 72.8%
Investec 0% 17% 50% 66.7%
Bryan Garnier 0% 33% 33% 66.6%
Exane BNP Paribas 11% 22% 28% 61.1%
VSA Capital 30% 10% 20% 60.0%
Berenberg 10% 24% 26% 59.8%
Numis 18% 19% 20% 57.4%
RBC Capital Markets 15% 22% 20% 56.1%
Liberum Capital 16% 15% 24% 55.7%
Societe Generale 6% 39% 11% 55.6%
Peel Hunt 18% 13% 24% 55.2%
Macquarie 29% 13% 13% 54.2%
JP Morgan Cazenove 14% 23% 17% 53.8%
Northland Capital 33% 13% 7% 53.3%
HSBC 5% 25% 23% 53.3%

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
Northland Capital 33.33%
VSA Capital 30.00%
Macquarie 29.17%
Cantor Fitzgerald 23.33%
finnCap 18.97%
Numis 18.48%
Peel Hunt 18.04%
Barclays Capital 17.59%
Stifel 16.67%
Credit Suisse 16.44%
Liberum Capital 16.25%
Whitman Howard 15.38%
RBC Capital Markets 14.63%
JP Morgan Cazenove 14.29%
Deutsche Bank 13.25%

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
Investec 50.00%
Canaccord Genuity 45.45%
Bryan Garnier 33.33%
N+1 Singer 29.73%
Morgan Stanley 29.41%
Goldman Sachs 28.26%
Exane BNP Paribas 27.78%
Shore Capital 26.32%
Berenberg 25.77%
Liberum Capital 24.38%
Deutsche Bank 24.10%
Peel Hunt 23.92%
Jefferies International 23.48%
HSBC 23.33%
Barclays Capital 20.37%

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
Societe Generale 38.89%
Bryan Garnier 33.33%
Stifel 33.33%
Canaccord Genuity 27.27%
HSBC 25.00%
Berenberg 23.71%
JP Morgan Cazenove 22.69%
Exane BNP Paribas 22.22%
RBC Capital Markets 21.95%
Citigroup 19.67%
Numis 18.96%
Jefferies International 17.39%
Investec 16.67%
Credit Suisse 16.44%
Shore Capital 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.
Broker Poor Buy
SP Angel 77.78%
Beaufort Securities 65.19%
Kepler Cheuvreux 62.50%
Whitman Howard 61.54%
Panmure Gordon 58.82%
Deutsche Bank 53.01%
Morgan Stanley 52.94%
finnCap 51.72%
Cantor Fitzgerald 51.67%
N+1 Singer 51.35%
Citigroup 50.82%
Credit Suisse 50.68%
Jefferies International 50.43%
Stifel 50.00%
Goldman Sachs 47.83%