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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
LNG LNG LTD $ 4.800 + 15.66%
SEA SEA LTD $ 0.650 + 12.07%
SXY SENEX $ 0.455 + 10.98%
RMD RESMED $ 8.460 - 9.71%
GXL GREENCROSS $ 7.000 + 8.53%
ARI ARRIUM $ 0.170 + 6.25%
FMG FORTESCUE $ 2.210 + 5.74%
SGN STW COMM $ 0.650 + 5.69%
ALL ARISTOCRAT $ 8.650 + 5.49%
SYR SYRAH RES $ 3.710 + 5.40%

Commodities

Price Change % Chg
BRENT SPOT (USD/BBL) 62.800 0.000 0.00%
LIGHT CRUDE JUN5 (USD/BBL) 57.420 - 0.590 - 1.02%
NAT GAS MAY15 (USD/MMBTU) 2.533 0.000 0.00%
Bid Ask Bid Chg Bid % Chg
GOLD (USD/OZ) 1178.87 1179.88 + 0.00 + 0.00%
SILVER (USD/OZ) 15.69 15.79 + 0.00 + 0.00%
PLATINUM (USD/OZ) 1122.30 1127.30 + 0.00 + 0.00%
PALLADIUM (USD/OZ) 770.65 775.65 + 0.00 + 0.00%

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Currencies

AUD USD EUR JPY GBP
AUD AUD 0.7812 0.7178 92.94 0.5143
USD 1.2781 USD 0.9189 118.97 0.6583
EUR 1.3903 1.0878 EUR 129.42 0.7161
JPY 0.0107 0.0084 0.0077 JPY 0.0055
GBP 1.941 1.5186 1.3954 180.67 GBP

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