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
RBC Capital Markets 11% 31% 20% 62.2%
Numis 17% 21% 23% 61.2%
Northland Capital 35% 0% 24% 58.8%
N+1 Singer 21% 11% 26% 57.9%
JP Morgan Cazenove 14% 18% 25% 57.6%
Peel Hunt 20% 12% 24% 55.8%
finnCap 22% 13% 20% 55.6%
Investec 18% 0% 36% 54.6%
Panmure Gordon 16% 18% 19% 53.2%
Exane BNP Paribas 13% 16% 25% 53.1%
Berenberg 16% 15% 21% 52.7%
Liberum Capital 13% 14% 26% 52.4%
Cantor Fitzgerald 22% 14% 15% 51.8%
Morgan Stanley 9% 33% 9% 51.5%
Shore Capital 23% 8% 20% 51.5%

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
Stockdale Securities 37.50%
Northland Capital 35.29%
Stifel 25.00%
Shore Capital 23.30%
Cantor Fitzgerald 22.35%
finnCap 22.22%
N+1 Singer 21.05%
Whitman Howard 20.00%
Peel Hunt 19.84%
Investec 18.18%
Numis 16.92%
Kepler Cheuvreux 16.67%
Panmure Gordon 16.13%
Berenberg 16.07%
Beaufort Securities 15.83%

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 36.36%
N+1 Singer 26.32%
Liberum Capital 25.60%
JP Morgan Cazenove 25.42%
Exane BNP Paribas 25.00%
HSBC 24.64%
Peel Hunt 23.89%
Northland Capital 23.53%
Numis 23.38%
Deutsche Bank 23.26%
Berenberg 21.43%
Shore Capital 20.39%
finnCap 20.37%
Jefferies International 20.18%
RBC Capital Markets 20.00%

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
Morgan Stanley 33.33%
RBC Capital Markets 31.11%
Kepler Cheuvreux 25.00%
VSA Capital 23.08%
Deutsche Bank 20.93%
Numis 20.90%
Credit Suisse 18.31%
Societe Generale 18.18%
JP Morgan Cazenove 17.80%
Panmure Gordon 17.74%
Barclays Capital 16.51%
HSBC 15.94%
Exane BNP Paribas 15.63%
Macquarie 15.52%
Citigroup 15.38%

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
VSA Capital 69.23%
Whitman Howard 66.67%
Goldman Sachs 64.00%
Stifel 62.50%
Beaufort Securities 58.99%
Macquarie 55.17%
Societe Generale 54.55%
Barclays Capital 54.13%
Jefferies International 54.13%
Credit Suisse 53.52%
Citigroup 52.31%
Deutsche Bank 51.16%
HSBC 50.72%
Stockdale Securities 50.00%
Kepler Cheuvreux 50.00%