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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
LYC LYNAS $ 0.170 + 6.25%
GEM G8 EDUCATE $ 4.680 + 5.64%
WSA WEST AREAS $ 5.150 + 3.83%
AWC ALUMINA $ 1.495 + 3.82%
BSL BLUESCOPE $ 5.910 + 3.50%
NWH NRWHOLDLTD $ 1.050 + 3.45%
BRU BURUENERGY $ 0.865 - 3.35%
SEA SEA LTD $ 1.285 + 3.21%
SKC SKYCITY $ 3.550 + 3.20%
CDD CARDNO $ 6.150 + 2.84%

Commodities

Price Change % Chg
BRENT SPOT (USD/BBL) 105.500 0.000 0.00%
LIGHT CRUDE AUG4 (USD/BBL) 104.310 - 0.280 - 0.27%
NAT GAS AUG14 (USD/MMBTU) 3.825 - 0.024 - 0.62%
Bid Ask Bid Chg Bid % Chg
GOLD (USD/OZ) 1305.24 1305.90 - 6.35 - 0.48%
SILVER (USD/OZ) 20.85 20.93 - 0.04 - 0.19%
PLATINUM (USD/OZ) 1485.40 1489.80 + 3.80 + 0.26%
PALLADIUM (USD/OZ) 871.90 875.20 - 2.10 - 0.24%

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Currencies

AUD USD EUR JPY GBP
AUD AUD 0.9386 0.6971 95.32 0.5505
USD 1.0648 USD 0.7427 101.56 0.5862
EUR 1.4335 1.3461 EUR 136.72 0.7896
JPY 0.0105 0.0098 0.0073 JPY 0.0058
GBP 1.8152 1.7047 1.2661 173.13 GBP

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