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Bhp Billiton ShareCast News (BLT)

ShareCast News for Bhp Billiton (BLT)

Share Price: 1,662.00Bid: 1,667.00Ask: 1,668.50Change: 0.00 (0.00%)No Movement on Bhp Billiton
Spread: 1.50Spread as %: 0.09%Open: 1,589.00High: 1,686.50Low: 1,583.50Yesterday’s Close: 1,662.00

Wednesday broker round-up - UPDATE

Wed, 7th Mar 2012 08:33

John Wood: HSBC downgrades to underperform from neutral.

Aquarius Platinum: Panmure Gordon upgrades to buy from sell.

Lonmin: Panmure Gordon upgrades to buy from sell.

Admiral: Nomura maintains buy rating and 1,100p target.

Anglo American: AlphaValue upgrades to buy from add and lowers price target to 3,078.2p from 3,098.5p.

Ashtead: UBS ups target to 320p from 300p, buy rating kept; Credit Suisse upgrades from neutral to outperform, target lifted from 220p to 305p.

Aviva: AlphaValue upgrades to buy from add, lowers target to 440.9p from 441p..

BHP Billiton: AlphaValue upgrades to buy from add, lowers target to 2,385.1p from 2,403.2p.

Chariot Oil & Gas: UBS raises target from 300p to 365p, buy rating unchanged.

Cobham: Jefferies maintains buy rating and 230p target.

Drax Group: UBS upgrades from neutral to buy, 595p target unchanged.

Intertek: Credit Suisse raises target from 2,250p to 2,600p, outperform rating kept.

Perform Group: Credit Suisse raises target from 280p to 320p, outperform rating kept.

The Restaurant Group: Jefferies initiates coverage with a buy recommendation and 340p target.

Rotork: Credit Suisse lifts target from 2,000p to 2,200p, outperform rating kept.

RPS Group: Jefferies maintains buy rating and and 235p target.

Tullet Prebon: UBS lifts target from 264p to 275p, sell rating maintained.

William Hill: Jefferies keeps hold recommendation and 210p target.

Sector movers: Mining stocks rally on Chinese stimulus, but defensives fall

A surprise interest-rate cut in China saw equity markets surge on Friday with cyclical mining stocks benefiting and defensive stocks feeling the brunt from an increase in risk appetite.
[Fri 15:20]

FTSE 100 movers: Miners jump as China cuts interest rates, oil stocks rise

Mining stocks were dominating the risers list on the FTSE 100 on Friday after China's central bank surprised with an interest-rate cut in an effort to boost growth, raising hopes that the top metals consumer will be able to avert a hard landing.
[Fri 15:03]

London midday: UK stocks surge on PBoC stimulus, ECB hopes

UK stocks jumped on Friday as resources shares raced ahead after China's central bank surprised the market with its first interest-rate cut in two years in an effort to boost growth.
[Fri 12:00]

London open: Oil and mining stocks push FTSE higher early on

The UK stock market rebounded on Friday morning after two days of declines, as mining shares recovered after recent losses.
[Fri 08:35]

Sector movers: Miners sideswiped as Chinese manufacturing stagnates

UK-listed mining stocks were bearing the brunt of the selling pressure on Thursday as disappointing economic data from across the globe - China in particular - hit market sentiment.
[Thu 14:32]

FTSE 100 movers: Miners hit by weak data, but Babcock and Johnson Matthey jump

Mining stocks were suffering steep losses on Thursday as a wave of disappointing economic data prompted investors to scale back their appetite for risk. Figures from top metals consumer China in particular were weighing on sentiment, as its manufacturing sector stagnated in November.
[Thu 14:00]

BHP Billiton investors to vote on spin-off in May

Shareholders in BHP Billiton will get to vote on the mining giant's plan to hive off less profitable businesses next spring, it said on Thursday.
[Thu 12:07]

London midday: UK stocks fall as global PMI data dampens sentiment

The UK stock market slumped on Thursday as a wave of disappointing economic data and speculation about a looming interest-rate hike in the States prompted investors to tread cautiously.
[Thu 11:45]

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