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Analyst recommendations have the power to move share prices. An upgrade from a “sell” recommendation to a “hold” can translate into a surge in the asking price of a stock. A move the other way can be just as dire.

The analysts’ opinions are just that – opinions – but in addition to their undeniable effect on share prices, they are also a useful benchmark for how “the street” views the value and prospects of a particular listed company. And understanding the momentum of a stock can provide a valuable insight into what kind of returns you might be able to expect in the coming months.

In the table below you can see the biggest changes in consensus analyst recommendations over the past three months, according to Bloomberg. We’ve also included the movements over a week, four weeks and six months for added context, and restricted the list to companies with at least three analysts covering them.

Company name Code Industry Consensus
recomm’n*
1-week change 4-wk change 3-month change 6-month change No. of analyst recomm’ns
WDS WDS Building construction 4.7 0.00 0.00 2.00 1.00 6
MORTGAGE CHOICE MOC Mortgage broker 4.5 0.00 0.17 1.50 1.50 4
IPROPERTY GROUP IPP Online real estate advertising 4.3 0.00 0.00 1.33 0.33 3
GROWTHPOINT PROPERTY GOZ REITS – diversified 2.3 0.00 0.00 1.33 1.33 3
GALAXY RESOURCES GXY Diversified minerals 5.0 0.00 0.00 1.33 2.00 3
MCPHERSON'S MCP Diversified manufacturing 5.0 0.00 0.67 1.33 1.33 3
BLACKMORES BKL Vitamins & nutrition 4.2 0.00 0.20 0.87 0.00 5
AUSTIN ENGINEERING ANG Metal processors 4.7 0.00 0.00 0.86 0.46 7
CLOUGH CLO Heavy construction 4.5 0.00 0.30 0.70 1.10 4

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Market Summary

Price % Chg
MIN MINERALRES $ 6.340 - 8.12%
GXL GREENCROSS $ 5.620 - 5.70%
WHC WHITEHAVEN $ 1.210 - 5.47%
ILU ILUKA RES $ 7.490 - 4.83%
FMG FORTESCUE $ 1.820 - 4.71%
KAR KAROON $ 2.250 - 4.66%
AWC ALUMINA $ 1.470 - 4.55%
PBG PACBRANDS $ 0.470 - 4.08%
WSA WEST AREAS $ 3.160 - 3.95%
JHC JAPARA $ 2.590 - 3.72%

Commodities

Price Change % Chg
BRENT SPOT (USD/BBL) 58.650 0.000 0.00%
LIGHT CRUDE AUG5 (USD/BBL) 55.520 - 1.410 - 2.48%
NAT GAS AUG15 (USD/MMBTU) 2.770 - 0.052 - 1.84%
Bid Ask Bid Chg Bid % Chg
GOLD (USD/OZ) 1167.44 1168.44 + 0.00 + 0.00%
SILVER (USD/OZ) 15.67 15.75 + 0.00 + 0.00%
PLATINUM (USD/OZ) 1079.85 1084.85 + 0.00 + 0.00%
PALLADIUM (USD/OZ) 679.65 684.65 + 0.00 + 0.00%

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Currencies

AUD USD EUR JPY GBP
AUD AUD 0.7508 0.6754 92.2 0.4819
USD 1.331 USD 0.8995 122.79 0.6418
EUR 1.479 1.1111 EUR 136.46 0.7132
JPY 0.0108 0.0081 0.0073 JPY 0.0052
GBP 2.0731 1.5575 1.401 191.26 GBP

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