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
Goodbody 0% 29% 43% 71.5%
Investec 30% 18% 21% 68.8%
VSA Capital 33% 25% 8% 66.6%
Canaccord Genuity 30% 17% 20% 66.7%
Berenberg 25% 19% 23% 66.7%
Stockdale Securities 21% 21% 21% 64.2%
Shore Capital 18% 15% 31% 64.3%
Numis 22% 15% 26% 63.8%
Arden Partners 27% 18% 18% 63.7%
JP Morgan Cazenove 15% 23% 25% 63.4%
Societe Generale 0% 21% 42% 63.2%
finnCap 27% 14% 22% 62.8%
N+1 Singer 20% 14% 29% 62.7%
SP Angel 38% 25% 0% 62.5%
Kepler Cheuvreux 13% 38% 13% 62.5%

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
SP Angel 37.50%
VSA Capital 33.33%
Canaccord Genuity 30.00%
Investec 29.51%
finnCap 27.45%
Arden Partners 27.27%
Cantor Fitzgerald 25.51%
Peel Hunt 25.19%
Panmure Gordon 25.00%
Berenberg 24.76%
Numis 22.22%
Stockdale Securities 21.43%
Beaufort Securities 21.32%
Northland Capital 21.05%
Whitman Howard 21.05%

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
Goodbody 42.86%
Societe Generale 42.11%
Bryan Garnier 33.33%
Shore Capital 30.61%
N+1 Singer 29.41%
Goldman Sachs 26.56%
Numis 26.09%
Jefferies International 25.69%
JP Morgan Cazenove 25.20%
HSBC 25.00%
Liberum Capital 24.84%
Credit Suisse 22.97%
Berenberg 22.86%
Barclays Capital 22.02%
finnCap 21.57%

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 37.50%
RBC Capital Markets 34.38%
Haitong Securities 33.33%
Goodbody 28.57%
AlphaValue 26.67%
Credit Suisse 25.68%
SP Angel 25.00%
VSA Capital 25.00%
Exane BNP Paribas 23.81%
HSBC 23.53%
JP Morgan Cazenove 22.76%
Barclays Capital 22.02%
Stockdale Securities 21.43%
Societe Generale 21.05%
Berenberg 19.05%

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
GMP Securities 87.50%
Stifel 72.22%
Bryan Garnier 66.67%
Whitman Howard 63.16%
RBC Capital Markets 59.38%
Citigroup 53.73%
Goldman Sachs 53.13%
Cantor Fitzgerald 52.04%
Morgan Stanley 50.00%
Exane BNP Paribas 50.00%
Haitong Securities 50.00%
Macquarie 49.18%
HSBC 48.53%
Beaufort Securities 48.53%
Northland Capital 47.37%