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
Stifel 25% 33% 17% 75.0%
RBC Capital Markets 12% 31% 27% 69.3%
Canaccord Genuity 33% 25% 8% 66.6%
N+1 Singer 24% 22% 20% 65.9%
Societe Generale 4% 25% 33% 62.5%
Panmure Gordon 24% 14% 24% 61.9%
Citigroup 16% 24% 21% 61.3%
Peel Hunt 20% 20% 21% 60.5%
Berenberg 17% 24% 19% 60.0%
Numis 18% 24% 17% 59.7%
Barclays Capital 11% 22% 27% 59.4%
Deutsche Bank 15% 18% 25% 58.6%
Whitman Howard 14% 21% 21% 57.1%
Morgan Stanley 9% 23% 26% 57.2%
JP Morgan Cazenove 13% 26% 17% 56.6%

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
Canaccord Genuity 33.33%
Stifel 25.00%
Cantor Fitzgerald 25.00%
N+1 Singer 24.39%
Panmure Gordon 23.81%
finnCap 20.75%
Beaufort Securities 20.39%
Investec 20.00%
Peel Hunt 19.93%
Numis 18.14%
Berenberg 17.27%
Liberum Capital 16.67%
Citigroup 16.13%
Kepler Cheuvreux 15.79%
Shore Capital 15.73%

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
Societe Generale 33.33%
Credit Suisse 31.08%
Barclays Capital 27.03%
RBC Capital Markets 26.53%
Macquarie 25.81%
Morgan Stanley 25.71%
Goldman Sachs 25.58%
Liberum Capital 25.31%
Deutsche Bank 25.29%
Bryan Garnier 25.00%
Panmure Gordon 23.81%
Whitman Howard 21.43%
Shore Capital 21.35%
Citigroup 20.97%
Peel Hunt 20.66%

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
Stifel 33.33%
RBC Capital Markets 30.61%
JP Morgan Cazenove 26.47%
Societe Generale 25.00%
Canaccord Genuity 25.00%
Numis 24.34%
Citigroup 24.19%
Berenberg 23.64%
Morgan Stanley 22.86%
N+1 Singer 21.95%
Barclays Capital 21.62%
Whitman Howard 21.43%
Exane BNP Paribas 20.00%
Peel Hunt 19.93%
finnCap 18.87%

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.