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Bhp Billiton ShareCast News (BLT)

ShareCast News for Bhp Billiton (BLT)

Share Price: 2,072.00Bid: 2,071.50Ask: 2,072.50Change: -9.50 (-0.46%)Faller - Bhp Billiton
Spread: 1.00Spread as %: 0.05%Open: 2,085.00High: 2,096.50Low: 2,062.50Yesterday’s Close: 2,081.50

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.

Thursday broker round-up UPDATE

Anglo American: Jefferies raises target price from 1550p to 1700p and reiterates a hold recommendation.
[Thu 08:59]

FTSE 100 movers: GlaxoSmithKline shares tank as drugmaker lowers outlook

The share price ofGlaxoSmithKline tanked 6% on Wednesday afternoon, leading the fallers on the FTSE 100, as the drugmaker disappointed with a 4% drop in quarterly sales to 5.6bn and lowered its full-year outlook. It now expects to deliver 2014 full-year core earnings per share "broadly similar to last year", down from its previous estimate of 4-8% growth.
[Wed 14:31]

Strong Q2 and "more to come" at BHP Billiton, says Canaccord

Canaccord Genuity highlighted "strong volumes and more to come" at BHP Billiton but kept a 'hold' stance on the mining giant.
[Wed 13:19]

Broker tips: Capita, BHP Billiton, ARM Holdings, Renishaw

Investec said it sees momentum building at Capita after a "strong set of interims" from the outsourcing group, which revealed double-digit organic growth and operating margins.
[Wed 12:51]

London midday: FTSE 100 tops 6,800 as earnings impress

UK stocks were trading at their highest level in over two weeks on Wednesday as well-received updates from Capita, BHP Billiton and Renishaw gave sentiment a boost.
[Wed 12:08]

London open: Capita, BHP Billiton lead gains ahead of BoE minutes

After an initial fall, UK stocks pushed slightly into positive territory within the opening hour of trade on Wednesday with the FTSE 100 closing in on 6,800, a level it has not finished above in over two weeks.
[Wed 09:03]

London pre-open: After-hours trading in US to push FTSE lower

London's blue chips are expected to start the day on the back foot, knocked lower by earnings reports from both Microsoft and Apple after a positive close to yesterday's US session.
[Wed 07:47]

BHP Billiton hails strong first half with group production up 9%

BHP Billiton, the world's largest mining company by revenues, hailed a strong first-half operating performance with annual records achieved across 12 operations and four commodity classes.
[Wed 07:42]

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