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
Stockdale Securities 0% 40% 30% 70.0%
Macquarie 28% 22% 18% 68.3%
finnCap 40% 17% 8% 64.6%
Davy Research 14% 36% 14% 64.3%
Arden Partners 9% 18% 36% 63.7%
Shore Capital 11% 25% 23% 59.0%
AlphaValue 18% 24% 18% 58.7%
N+1 Singer 18% 17% 22% 57.0%
Numis 19% 17% 21% 56.7%
SP Angel 36% 9% 9% 54.6%
Credit Suisse 15% 18% 21% 54.2%
RBC Capital Markets 21% 23% 10% 53.9%
Cantor Fitzgerald 29% 14% 10% 53.6%
Canaccord Genuity 21% 19% 13% 53.4%
Northland Capital 41% 12% 0% 53.0%

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
Northland Capital 41.18%
finnCap 39.58%
SP Angel 36.36%
Cantor Fitzgerald 28.87%
Macquarie 28.33%
Panmure Gordon 22.32%
Canaccord Genuity 21.19%
RBC Capital Markets 20.51%
Investec 19.75%
Numis 18.88%
N+1 Singer 18.06%
AlphaValue 17.65%
Exane BNP Paribas 16.67%
Peel Hunt 15.85%
Liberum Capital 15.29%

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
Arden Partners 36.36%
Stockdale Securities 30.00%
Jefferies International 24.79%
HSBC 24.19%
Shore Capital 22.89%
Barclays Capital 22.33%
N+1 Singer 22.22%
Morgan Stanley 21.88%
Societe Generale 21.74%
Goldman Sachs 21.67%
Credit Suisse 20.83%
Numis 20.60%
Berenberg 20.45%
Goodbody 20.00%
JP Morgan Cazenove 19.33%

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
Stockdale Securities 40.00%
Davy Research 35.71%
Haitong Securities 28.57%
Whitman Howard 28.57%
Goodbody 26.67%
Shore Capital 25.30%
AlphaValue 23.53%
RBC Capital Markets 23.08%
Macquarie 21.67%
Berenberg 21.59%
Canaccord Genuity 19.49%
HSBC 19.35%
JP Morgan Cazenove 19.33%
Exane BNP Paribas 18.75%
Arden Partners 18.18%

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
Kepler Cheuvreux 100.00%
Bryan Garnier 100.00%
GMP Securities 71.43%
Stifel 66.67%
Morgan Stanley 65.63%
Beaufort Securities 61.43%
Societe Generale 60.87%
Haitong Securities 57.14%
Whitman Howard 57.14%
Deutsche Bank 55.91%
Citigroup 55.77%
Goldman Sachs 55.00%
JP Morgan Cazenove 54.62%
Investec 54.32%
Liberum Capital 54.14%