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Bhp Billiton ShareCast News (BLT)

ShareCast News for Bhp Billiton (BLT)

Share Price: 1,434.00Bid: 1,433.50Ask: 1,434.00Change: 20.50 (+1.45%)Riser - Bhp Billiton
Spread: 0.50Spread as %: 0.03%Open: 1,425.00High: 1,444.00Low: 1,421.00Yesterday’s Close: 1,413.50

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.

Sector movers: ECB stimulus gives mining stocks a lift, gold rises

Confirmation of a massive bond-buying programme by the European Central Bank (ECB) was well-received by the market on Thursday, with mining stocks among the best performers as shares benefited from an increase in risk appetite.
[22 Jan '15]

London close: ECB speculation, BoE minutes spark surge in UK stocks

Expectations for continued loose monetary policy in the UK and hopes for government bond purchases in the Eurozone gave stock markets a big lift on Wednesday, with London's FTSE 100 rising to its highest in nearly seven weeks.
[21 Jan '15]

FTSE 100 movers: Pearson soars on higher-than-expected profits, Sports Direct sinks on share sales

Pearson, the Financial Times and education publisher, rose strongly after guiding to higher profits in 2015 as it maintained its forecast for results last year. Adjusted earnings per share should rise to 75p-80p this year, compared with an estimated 66p in 2014.
[21 Jan '15]

London midday: UK stocks at three-week high on hopes for central bank support

UK stocks are trading at their highest levels in over three weeks as speculation grows about further potential stimulus in the Eurozone and continued loose monetary policy in the UK.
[21 Jan '15]

London open: UK stocks rise as corporate updates impress

A decent rally on Wall Street and gains on Asian markets led to a positive start for UK stocks on Wednesday, helped by well-received updates from a number of blue chips.
[21 Jan '15]

London pre-open: Small gains expected with FTSE at three-week high

UK stocks are expected to extend a three-week high when markets open on Wednesday, as speculation continues to ramp up ahead of the European Central Bank (ECB) meeting.
[21 Jan '15]

BHP Billiton to cut rig numbers after oil price plunge, group output rises in H1

Mining giant BHP Billiton saw group production rise 9% during the first half, with records achieved for eight operations and five commodity classes.
[21 Jan '15]

London close: UK stocks settle at 2015 high as market awaits ECB decision

London's FTSE 100 eked out a gain of 0.5% on Monday in the absence of US trading, as investors took advantage of a quiet news day to push stocks to their highest levels of the year
[19 Jan '15]

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