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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
MSB MESOBLAST $ 4.440 + 9.63%
AAD ARDENT LEI $ 2.970 + 9.59%
CVO COVERMORE $ 1.990 + 9.34%
MIN MINERALRES $ 7.370 + 9.19%
LYC LYNAS $ 0.060 + 9.09%
AWC ALUMINA $ 1.820 + 8.66%
LNG LNG LTD $ 2.400 + 8.11%
SXY SENEX $ 0.320 - 7.25%
DOW DOWNER EDI $ 4.540 + 7.08%
BPT BEACH $ 1.005 + 6.91%

Commodities

Price Change % Chg
BRENT SPOT (USD/BBL) 59.000 0.000 0.00%
LIGHT CRUDE JAN5 (USD/BBL) 54.930 + 0.820 + 1.52%
NAT GAS JAN15 (USD/MMBTU) 3.598 - 0.044 - 1.21%
Bid Ask Bid Chg Bid % Chg
GOLD (USD/OZ) 1196.30 1196.85 - 1.35 - 0.11%
SILVER (USD/OZ) 15.87 15.91 + 0.02 + 0.13%
PLATINUM (USD/OZ) 1196.25 1201.25 + 1.65 + 0.14%
PALLADIUM (USD/OZ) 788.00 793.00 - 0.50 - 0.06%

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Currencies

AUD USD EUR JPY GBP
AUD AUD 0.8174 0.6663 97.54 0.5232
USD 1.2232 USD 0.8153 119.35 0.6402
EUR 1.4999 1.2262 EUR 146.35 0.785
JPY 0.0102 0.0084 0.0068 JPY 0.0054
GBP 1.9099 1.5618 1.273 186.38 GBP

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