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
HSBC 13% 33% 24% 69.0%
Peel Hunt 37% 12% 19% 68.3%
Jefferies Interna... 17% 27% 24% 68.3%
Shore Capital 31% 18% 18% 67.5%
Liberum Capital 37% 9% 21% 67.0%
Panmure Gordon 17% 33% 17% 66.7%
Morgan Stanley 28% 28% 10% 65.5%
UBS 24% 16% 25% 65.5%
Credit Suisse 20% 25% 18% 63.7%
Berenberg 33% 11% 19% 63.0%
Exane BNP Paribas 0% 50% 13% 62.5%
RBC Capital Markets 27% 18% 18% 62.0%
Deutsche Bank 25% 12% 25% 61.7%
Barclays Capital 16% 26% 19% 61.2%
Bank of America M... 14% 27% 18% 59.1%

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
Liberum Capital 36.99%
Peel Hunt 36.62%
Berenberg 33.07%
Shore Capital 31.33%
Morgan Stanley 27.59%
RBC Capital Markets 26.58%
Deutsche Bank 24.66%
UBS 24.14%
Credit Suisse 20.45%
Goldman Sachs 18.18%
Jefferies International 17.07%
Numis 16.67%
Panmure Gordon 16.67%
Barclays Capital 16.33%
JP Morgan Cazenove 15.79%

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
Citigroup 30.77%
UBS 25.29%
Deutsche Bank 24.66%
Jefferies International 24.39%
HSBC 23.64%
Goldman Sachs 21.82%
Societe Generale 21.43%
JP Morgan Cazenove 21.05%
Liberum Capital 20.81%
DZ Bank 20.00%
Barclays Capital 19.39%
Peel Hunt 19.37%
Berenberg 18.90%
Credit Suisse 18.18%
Bank of America Merrill Lynch 18.18%

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.