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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
SAI SAI GLOBAL $ 3.850 + 5.48%
HZN HOR OIL $ 0.270 - 5.26%
SKE SKILLED GL $ 2.320 + 4.50%
AWC ALUMINA $ 1.640 - 3.81%
REC RECALL HLD $ 6.000 + 3.81%
RSG RESOLUTE $ 0.332 - 3.77%
SUL SUPARETAIL $ 7.665 - 3.22%
DOW DOWNER EDI $ 4.655 + 3.22%
SXL STHNXMEDIA $ 0.835 - 2.91%
BPT BEACH $ 1.280 - 2.66%

Commodities

Price Change % Chg
BRENT SPOT (USD/BBL) 86.720 0.000 0.00%
LIGHT CRUDE DEC4 (USD/BBL) 80.450 - 0.070 - 0.09%
NAT GAS NOV14 (USD/MMBTU) 3.658 - 0.001 - 0.03%
Bid Ask Bid Chg Bid % Chg
GOLD (USD/OZ) 1242.55 1243.15 + 2.00 + 0.16%
SILVER (USD/OZ) 17.15 17.25 + 0.08 + 0.47%
PLATINUM (USD/OZ) 1262.70 1267.10 + 4.70 + 0.37%
PALLADIUM (USD/OZ) 767.75 773.75 + 0.25 + 0.03%

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Currencies

AUD USD EUR JPY GBP
AUD AUD 0.8772 0.6934 93.96 0.5464
USD 1.14 USD 0.7906 107.12 0.6229
EUR 1.4414 1.2647 EUR 135.49 0.7878
JPY 0.0106 0.0093 0.0074 JPY 0.0058
GBP 1.8293 1.605 1.2688 171.95 GBP

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