Share Tips

August 2009 share tips including Daily Telegraph Share tips from Questor and share tips from The Times, financial magazines (including Investors Chronicle and Shares Magazine) websites and brokers.

In August we started adding the page number to share tips when the tip was made by and newspaper or financial magazine. This will help when you want to look up full details of the share tips in the relevant publication.

28th August 2009 - Broker News

Aquarius Platinum cut to sell from hold at Investec
Hays upgraded to hold from sell at Panmure Gordon, target price rising to 95p from 48p
Mondi upgraded to buy from neutral at UBS, target raised to 330p from 210p
Astrazeneca downgraded to hold from buy at Danske
Christie Group downgraded to hold from add at house broker Charles Stanley, target 55p
Carillion cut to add from buy at Numis
Computacenter downgraded to neutral from buy at UBS, target price stays 275p
Filtrona downgraded to hold from add at Numis
Gem Diamonds upgraded to neutral from sell at Goldman Sachs
Henderson Group raised to buy from hold at RBS
Henderson upped to hold from sell at Citigroup, target price rises to 131p from 85p
Hiscox upgraded to hold from sell at Citigroup, target price raised to 325p from 300p
IMI upgraded to add from hold at Numis
Premier Oil downgraded to hold from buy at Jefferies, target price raised to 1350p from 1150p
Regus cut to neutral from buy at Goldman Sachs
Segro resumed at Nomura with neutral rating and 325p price target
Smith & Nephew downgraded to hold from buy at Astaire, target price 525p
Tullow Oil downgraded to hold from buy at Matrix
William Hill cut to neutral from buy at Goldman Sachs

27th August - Shares Magazine Share Tips

We have introduced a new feature to our Share Tips website today. Share tips from magazines and newspapers which we feature on ShareTips365 will now show the page of the publication on which the tip was made. We hope this will help you when looking up share tips in Investors Chronicle, Shares Magazine, The Telegraph, The Times, The Sundays Times, Financial Times and other financial pages.

Shares Magazine has an article titled "Early risers - Make a mint buying ahead of rate rises" as well as the following share tips.

Tribal Group (TRP) - Buy 88p - Page 10
Rio Tinto (RIO) - Buy 2,450p - Page 11
Regal Petroleum (RPT:AIM) - "Speculative buy at 88.3p" - Page 6
Shares says buy Aviva, Legal & General and Pridential - Page 7
BP (BP.) - Buy - Page 16
Hampson Industries (HAMP) - Buy - Page 18

27th August 2009 - Broker Share Tips

Bovis Homes has been cut to hold from buy at RBS, target price raised to 505p from 415p
Wood Group downgraded to neutral from buy at UBS, target price raised to 330p from 295p
Barclays upgraded to outperform from market-perform at Keefe Bruyette & Woods, target up to 410p from 270p
WPP downgraded to reduce from buy at Kepler
Thomas Cook initiated at Oriel with buy recommendation
Churchill China downgraded to hold from buy at Seymour Pierce
Petrofac downgraded to reduce from hold at Oriel
Aggreko upgraded to neutral from negative at Noble-Clear
Intercontinental started as buy at Raymond James
Cairn Energy cut to add from buy at Oriel

26th August 2009 - Broker News

Diageo raised to overweight from equal-weight at Morgan Stanley, target 1,100p, up from 920p
Blacks Leisure downgraded to sell from hold at Altium, target price stays at 43p
Costain downgraded to hold from buy at Shore Capital
Cadbury cut to equal-weight from overweight at Morgan Stanley, target price moves to 640p from 680p
CRH cut to neutral from buy at UBS, target price raised to €19 from €17.5
Game Group raised to buy from hold at Investec, target upped to 245p from 160p
Invensys downgraded to reduce at Charles Stanley
Liberty International raised to neutral from underperform at Credit Suisse
Lloyds downgraded to reduce from add at Oriel, target price cut to 90p from 106p
Marshalls upgraded to buy from hold at Panmure Gordon, target increases to 145p from 90p
Petrofac downgraded to hold from buy at RBS, target price raised to 975p from 930p. Also cut to add from buy at Natixis
Redrow upgraded to neutral from sell at UBS, target price raised to 230p from 150p
Royal Bank of Scotland raised to add from reduce at Oriel, target price upped to 60p from 40p
Telecity upgraded to buy from hold at Altium, target price stays at 350p
Vitec cut to hold from buy at Altium, target price remains 301p

24th August 2009 - Broker Share Tips

WPP has been upgraded to buy from hold at Deutsche, target price rising to 610p from 465p
CRH downgraded to hold from buy at RBS, target price falling to €18 from €21.3
Diageo downgraded to hold from buy at ING
Fidessa upgraded to add from hold at Numis
HMV cut to hold from buy at Oriel
John Menzies upgraded to buy from hold at Altium, TP boosted to 360p from 190p
Michael Page upgraded to hold from sell at ING
Porvair upgraded to buy from hold at Altium, target stays 75p
Rightmove upped to buy from neutral at UBS, target price raised to 550p from 425p
Rightmove raised to buy from outperform at WH Ireland
Rightmove raised from add to buy at Numis
Rightmove moved from hold to buy at Oriel
Wellstream downgraded to reduce from buy at Arden

21st August 2009 - Investors Chronicle Magazine

Investors Chronicle has articles "Gold and the dollar" and "Make investing less stressful" as well as the following share tips

Autonomy (AU.) - Sell 1249p
TUI Travel (TT.) - Sell 241p
Low & Bonar (LWB) - Buy 35p
Topps Tiles - Sell 92p
Healthcare Locums (HLO) - Buy 207.5p
Ricardo (RCDO) - Buy 227p

20th August 2009 - Broker News

AstraZeneca has been cut to hold from buy at CitiGroup, target 2,797p, down from 2,900p
Barclays reinstated as outperform at Credit Suisse, target price 395p
British Land downgraded to hold from buy at KBC Peel Hunt
Capita downgraded to equal-weight from overweight by Morgan Stanley, target price cut to 700p from 750p
Britvic cut to equal-weight from overweight at Morgan Stanley, target price rising to 340p from 310p
Cineworld downgraded to hold from buy at Altium, TP stays 160p
Diageo downgraded to hold from buy at ING, target price 956p down from 970p
Hammerson downgraded to neutral from outperform at Credit Suisse, target price raised to 383p from 351p
Interserve cut to add from buy at Brewin Dolphin
JD Wetherspoon downgraded to neutral from outperform at Credit Suisse, target price raised to 475p from 448p
Liberty International cut to underperform from neutral at Credit Suisse, price target 378p
Michael Page upped to hold from sell at ING, target price raised to 300p from 120p
Nautical Petroleum upgraded to outperform from underperform at Tristone, TP upped to 118p from 88p
Renesola upgraded to buy from neutral at Goldman Sachs, target price rising to 275p from 215p
Rotork upped to hold from sell at Investec, TP 940p
Royal Dutch Shell upped to buy from hold at Citigroup, target price raised to 2000p from 1600p
Serco started as equal-weight at Morgan Stanley, price target 490p

19th August 2009 - Broker Share Tips News

Wolseley downgraded to reduce from neutral at Nomura, target rises to 1,200p from 950p
Shire cut to neutral from overweight at JP Morgan, 1120p target stays
Meggitt downgraded to hold from buy at Investec
Lloyds upgraded to buy from hold at RBS, TP raised to 150p from 60p
Hochschild Mining upgraded to buy from hold at Investec, target 300p
Greggs started at Oriel with sell rating
British Land cut to hold from buy at SocGen, target price upped to 450p from 440p
ASM International upped to buy from neutral at Goldman Sachs
Ashmore downgraded to neutral from outperform at Credit Suisse

17th August 2009 - Broker News

PayPoint has been downgraded to neutral from buy at UBS, target price falls to 530p from 650p
Raymarine upped to buy from hold at Panmure Gordon, target price doubled to 24p from 12p
Majestic Wine downgraded to sell from hold at Altium, target price cut to 186p from 189p
Aviva upgraded to neutral from underweight at HSBC, target rising to 320p from 400p
Eurasian Natural Resources upped to neutral from underweight at HSBC, target price raised to 830p from 490p
Michael Page International cut to sell from hold at Ambrian

14th August 2009 - Investors Chronicle Magazine

Investors Chronicle has articles "Sectors where payouts are growing" and "The next oil giants" as well as the following share tips

QinetiQ (QQ) - Sell 132p
African Minerals (AMI) - Sell 340p
Shed Media (SHDP) - Buy 68p
Victoria Oil & Gas - Buy 3.65p
Begbies Traynor (BEG) - Buy 105p
Nichols (NICL) - Buy 265p

13th August 2009 - Broker Share Tips

Barclays started at Unicredit with buy recommendation (target price 400p), Lloyds sell (90p) and RBS hold (46p)
Interserve downgraded to neutral from buy at UBS, target price falling to 245p from 350p
Mitchells & Butlers downgraded to sell from neutral at Goldman Sachs, target price cut to 220p from 230p
Mitchells & Butlers cut to hold from buy at Altium, target price stays 285p
Computacenter cut to hold from buy at Panmure Gordon, target price set at 248p from 246p
Enterprise Inns downgraded to sell form neutral at Goldman Sachs, target price raised to 130p from 50p
Grainger lifted to buy from neutral at BoA-Merrill Lynch, target price rising to 319p from 189p
Greencore upped to buy from hold at Shore Capital
Inchcape downgraded to hold from buy at Panmure Gordon, target stays 29p
Logica upgraded to buy from hold at Canaccord, target price rising to 140p from 106p
JD Wetherspoon downgraded to hold from buy at Altium, target price remains 500p
Morgan Sindall moved to buy from sell at Panmure Gordon, target price upped to 700p from 620p
Psion started at Finncap with buy rating and 90p price target
Xstrata upgraded to buy from hold at ING, target price raised to 1175p from 775p

12th August 2009 - Broker Share Tips

UBS has introduced a short-term buy rating on Cookson, but raised the target price from 250p to 400p
ITM Power upped to buy from hold at Panmure Gordon, target price raised to 50p
Persimmon cut to hold from buy at Panmure Gordon, target price remains 428p
Anite downgraded to hold from buy at Altium, target price stays 34p
Grainger upgraded to buy from hold at KBC Peel Hunt
BG Group upped to hold from sell at ING, target price 1010p
Morgan Crucible cut to hold from buy at Jefferies

10th August 2009 - Broker Share Tips

BT Group upgraded to overweight from neutral at JP Morgan, target price up to 175p from 110p
BTG started at Finncap with buy rating, 250p price target
Cobham upgraded to hold from sell at Goldman Sachs, target price raised to 210p from 190p
Friends Provident upgraded to buy from hold at Panmure Gordon, target price raised to 80p from 75p
HMV Group upped to overweight from neutral at HSBC, target price rising to 160p from 129p
Logica upgraded to hold from sell at Citigroup, target price doubled to 120p from 60p
Rexam raised to outperform from neutral at Credit Suisse
Southern Cross Healthcare downgraded to hold from buy at Investec, target price 145p
Standard Chartered upped to hold from sell at Citigroup, target price rising to 1450p from 650p
Vedanta Resources upgraded to buy from hold at Deutsche, target price 2223p
Xstrata raised to buy from neutral at BoA-Merrill Lynch, target price 1150p

7th August 2009 - Investors Chronicle Magazine

Investors Chronicle has articles "Twelve Brilliant Bonds" and "Tracker funds price war" as well as the following share tips

British American Tobacco (BATS) - Buy 1858p
The Paragon Group (PAG) - Sell 104p
Heritage Oil (HOIL) - Buy 542p
Gulfsands Petroleum - Buy 177p
Blacks Leisure (BSLA) - Sell 47p
ANT (ANT) - Buy 38p

7th August 2009 - Broker Share News

Lonmin and Aquarius Platinum have both been started at Panmure Gordon with sell ratings
Domino Printing upgraded to hold from sell at Altium, target price raised from 209p to 260p
Bellway upgraded to buy from hold at Citigroup, target price raised to 910p from 720p
Cobham upgraded to buy from hold at Citigroup, target price rising to 220p from 180p
Bovis Homes downgraded to neutral from buy at Goldman Sachs, target price rising to 522p from 509p
Ladbrokes upgraded to neutral from sell at Goldman Sachs, target price 195p
Rolls-Royce downgraded to sell from neutral at Goldman Sachs, target price rising to 420p from 390p
Catlin upped to buy from hold at Numis with target price rising to 400p from 390p
National Express downgraded to hold from buy at RBS, target price moves up to 360p from 330p
Petrofac upgraded to overweight from equal-weight at BarCap

6th August 2009 - Broker Share Tips

Carpetright upped to buy from hold at Deutsche, target price rising to 850p from 590p
Computacenter upgraded to buy from neutral at UBS
Dimension Data upped to neutral from sell at UBS
Invensys downgraded to neutral from buy at Goldman Sachs
Lloyds downgraded to underperform from neutral at Exane BNP Paribas, target price raised to 80p from 60p
Lloyds cut to hold from buy at Exane BNP Paribas with 100p target
Max Property started at Oriel with buy rating
Soco International upgraded to buy from neutral at BoA-Merrill Lynch, TP 1650p
Standard Life downgraded to hold from buy at Citigroup
Tomkins downgraded to neutral from buy at Goldman Sachs
Trinity Mirror upgraded to hold from sell at Deutsche
Vectura started at Citigroup with buy recommendation

4th August 2009 - Broker Share Tips

Home Retail has been cut to neutral from buy at Nomura, target price raised to 330p from 288p
HSBC upgraded to overweight from neutral at JP Morgan, target price increasing to 760p from 450p Antofagasta upgraded to hold from sell at Canaccord, target price rising to 785p from 400p
Meggitt cut to hold from add at Numis, target price 200p
International Power downgraded to neutral from overweight at HSBC
National Express upgraded to neutral from reduce at Arbuthnot, target price raised to 340p from 250p
Rank Group upped to buy from neutral at Goldman Sachs, target price raised to 101p from 90p
Reed Elsevier upped to buy from hold at Citigroup, target price rising to 515p from 450p
Royal Dutch Shell cut to add from buy at Oriel, price target falls to 1700p from 1820p
Travis Perkins downgraded to neutral from overweight at HSBC
United Business Media upgraded to hold from sell at Citigroup
Weir Group downgraded to sell from hold at Altium, target price stays 492p

2nd August 2009 - Sunday Share Tips

BT - "We're staying clear" says The Sunday Times
William Hill - "They don't look expensive. Cling on" says Jenny Davey in her Sunday Times column "Inside The City"


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