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
Societe Generale 19% 38% 25% 81.3%
Stifel 13% 31% 19% 62.6%
RBC Capital Markets 12% 19% 30% 61.4%
Exane BNP Paribas 24% 18% 15% 57.6%
Canaccord Genuity 36% 0% 18% 54.6%
Barclays Capital 9% 18% 28% 54.5%
Credit Suisse 14% 22% 18% 52.7%
Kepler Cheuvreux 14% 29% 10% 52.4%
Morgan Stanley 12% 19% 21% 51.9%
Goldman Sachs 9% 20% 22% 51.1%
Shore Capital 13% 19% 19% 50.5%
HSBC 13% 24% 13% 49.9%
JP Morgan Cazenove 12% 15% 23% 49.6%
Deutsche Bank 8% 14% 27% 49.4%
Jefferies Interna... 18% 10% 20% 48.4%

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 44.44%
Canaccord Genuity 36.36%
Exane BNP Paribas 24.24%
finnCap 23.53%
Societe Generale 18.75%
Beaufort Securities 18.33%
Jefferies International 18.28%
Peel Hunt 16.90%
Northland Capital 15.38%
Citigroup 14.29%
Kepler Cheuvreux 14.29%
Numis 13.71%
Credit Suisse 13.51%
Liberum Capital 13.50%
Berenberg 13.19%

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
UBS 36.36%
RBC Capital Markets 29.82%
Barclays Capital 27.68%
Deutsche Bank 27.06%
Societe Generale 25.00%
JP Morgan Cazenove 22.83%
Goldman Sachs 22.22%
Numis 22.18%
Morgan Stanley 21.15%
Jefferies International 20.43%
Shore Capital 18.82%
Stifel 18.75%
Liberum Capital 18.40%
Canaccord Genuity 18.18%
Berenberg 17.58%

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 37.50%
Stifel 31.25%
Kepler Cheuvreux 28.57%
HSBC 23.91%
Credit Suisse 21.62%
Goldman Sachs 20.00%
RBC Capital Markets 19.30%
Morgan Stanley 19.23%
Shore Capital 18.82%
Exane BNP Paribas 18.18%
Barclays Capital 17.86%
Citigroup 16.88%
Berenberg 16.48%
Investec 15.79%
Peel Hunt 15.49%

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
Investec 78.95%
Northland Capital 69.23%
UBS 63.64%
Beaufort Securities 63.33%
N+1 Singer 61.54%
finnCap 55.88%
SP Angel 55.56%
Liberum Capital 52.76%
Berenberg 52.75%
Numis 52.42%
Citigroup 51.95%
Jefferies International 51.61%
Peel Hunt 51.41%
HSBC 50.00%
JP Morgan Cazenove 49.61%