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
Morgan Stanley 26% 26% 21% 73.7%
RBC Capital Markets 17% 17% 36% 70.6%
Berenberg 21% 19% 23% 63.3%
Jefferies Interna... 12% 16% 34% 62.6%
Bank of America M... 0% 25% 38% 62.5%
Citigroup 27% 7% 27% 60.1%
Deutsche Bank 26% 18% 15% 60.1%
Kepler Cheuvreux 20% 20% 20% 60.0%
Goldman Sachs 18% 16% 27% 60.1%
JP Morgan Cazenove 20% 14% 26% 59.4%
Barclays Capital 20% 20% 19% 58.9%
UBS 21% 12% 25% 58.4%
Shore Capital 19% 17% 22% 57.9%
Liberum Capital 26% 12% 20% 57.7%
Macquarie 22% 0% 33% 55.5%

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
Citigroup 26.67%
Morgan Stanley 26.32%
Deutsche Bank 26.15%
Liberum Capital 25.88%
Peel Hunt 23.34%
Macquarie 22.22%
Berenberg 21.37%
UBS 21.35%
Numis 21.08%
Barclays Capital 20.00%
Kepler Cheuvreux 20.00%
JP Morgan Cazenove 19.77%
Credit Suisse 19.57%
Shore Capital 19.28%
Societe Generale 18.18%

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
Bank of America Merrill Lynch 37.50%
RBC Capital Markets 36.00%
Jefferies International 34.33%
Macquarie 33.33%
Societe Generale 27.27%
Goldman Sachs 26.67%
Citigroup 26.67%
JP Morgan Cazenove 25.58%
UBS 24.72%
Berenberg 23.08%
HSBC 23.08%
Shore Capital 21.69%
Morgan Stanley 21.05%
Numis 20.48%
Liberum Capital 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.

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.