Consensus Recommendations (7 January)

Australian analysts cover approximately 450 ASX listed companies. Their research reports are regularly collated and an average “consensus recommendation” is generated for each ASX company.

While the number of analysts contributing to the database of recommendations varies significantly, there is generally between 12-20 participating firms at any one time.

Smaller-cap companies are sometimes only covered by one analyst, and therefore by default their single rating becomes the “consensus recommendation”. While this decreases the validity of the “consensus” factor, it still indicates that at least one participating research department has published an official rating.

*** Market Index consensus data is for the ASX top 100 by market capitalisation only.

Understanding the rating scale

There is no industry standard rating system for stocks. Most companies use a 5-point scale and the three most common scales are:

Code Company Price Yield Consensus
ABC Adelaide Brighton Limited 3.6 4.58% Buy
AFI Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited 6.09 3.61% N/A
AGL AGL Energy Limited 13.46 4.75% Hold
AIA Auckland International Airport Limited 4.11 2.47% Sell
AIO Asciano Limited 5.99 2.69% Hold
AIZ Air New Zealand Limited 2.37 4.28% Hold
ALL Aristocrat Leisure Limited 6.53 2.45% Buy
AMC Amcor Limited 13.55 3.29% Hold
AMP AMP Limited 5.46 4.48% Hold
ANN Ansell Limited 22.21 2.02% Sell
ANZ Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd 31.78 5.76% Buy
APA APA Group 7.7 4.66% Sell
ARG Argo Investments Limited 7.88 3.55% N/A
AST AusNet Services 1.335 6.26% Hold
ASX ASX Limited 36.41 4.94% Hold
AWC Alumina Limited 1.8 Unkown Hold
AZJ Aurizon Holdings Limited 4.58 3.86% Buy
BEN Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited 12.75 5.16% Hold
BHP BHP Billiton Limited 28.11 4.94% Buy
BLD Boral Limited 5.36 3.31% Buy
BOQ Bank of Queensland Limited 11.9 5.84% Buy
BSL BlueScope Steel Limited 5.55 Unkown Hold
BXB Brambles Limited 10.67 2.81% Buy
CBA Commonwealth Bank of Australia 85.3 4.82% Hold
CCL Coca-Cola Amatil Limited 9.21 5.27% Hold
CGF Challenger Limited 6.33 4.40% Hold
COH Cochlear Limited 78.62 2.82% Strong Sell
CPU Computershare Limited 11.64 2.75% Buy
CRZ Carsales.com Limited 10.27 3.36% Buy
CSL CSL Limited 86.13 1.57% Buy
CTX Caltex Australia Limited 34.81 1.26% Sell
CWN Crown Resorts Limited 12.35 3.07% Strong Buy
DUE DUET Group 2.42 7.10% Strong Sell
DXS Dexus Property Group 7.1 5.51% Buy
EGP Echo Entertainment Group Limited 3.82 2.20% Hold
FBU Fletcher Building Limited 7.84 4.54% Hold
FDC Federation Centres 2.86 5.64% Sell
FLT Flight Centre Travel Group Limited 33.33 4.56% Buy
FMG Fortescue Metals Group Ltd 2.79 5.58% Hold
FPH Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited 5.75 2.14% Sell
GMG Goodman Group 5.73 3.75% Hold
GPT GPT Group 4.39 4.73% Buy
HGG Henderson Group PLC 3.97 3.86% Buy
HSO Healthscope Limited 2.66 Unkown Buy
HVN Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd 3.38 6.48% Hold
IAG Insurance Australia Group Limited 6.26 6.16% Buy
IFL IOOF Holdings Limited 8.79 5.69% Buy
ILU Iluka Resources Limited 6 1.91% Strong Buy
IOF Investa Office Fund 3.66 5.14% Hold
IPL Incitec Pivot Limited 3.43 3.20% Buy
JHX James Hardie Industries Plc 13.22 3.50% Buy
LEI Leighton Holdings Limited 22.2 4.86% Buy
LLC Lend Lease Group 16.22 3.83% Hold
MFG Magellan Financial Group Limited 16.7 2.28% N/A
MGR Mirvac Group 1.815 5.09% Buy
MLT Milton Corporation Limited 4.5 3.91% N/A
MPL Medibank Private Limited 2.35 Unkown Sell
MQG Macquarie Group Limited 57.08 4.91% Hold
MYT Mighty River Power Limited 2.93 4.13% Hold
NAB National Australia Bank Limited 33.34 6.09% Buy
NCM Newcrest Mining Limited 11.73 Unkown Buy
NVN Novion Property Group 2.13 6.43% Sell
ORA Orora Limited 1.935 3.36% Hold
ORG Origin Energy Limited 11.3 4.42% Strong Buy
ORI Orica Limited 18.76 5.12% Hold
OSH Oil Search Limited 7.31 1.18% Buy
PRY Primary Health Care Limited 4.63 4.46% Hold
PTM Platinum Asset Management Limited 7.01 4.80% Hold
QAN Qantas Airways Limited 2.61 Unkown Buy
QBE QBE Insurance Group Limited 11.05 3.38% Hold
QUB Qube Holdings Limited 2.38 2.38% Buy
REA REA Group Ltd 45.02 1.48% Buy
REH Reece Australia Limited 31.8 2.01% N/A
RHC Ramsay Health Care Limited 57.65 1.59% Buy
RIO Rio Tinto Limited 57.59 4.08% Buy
RMD ResMed Inc. 6.98 1.70% Hold
SCG Scentre Group 3.49 5.77% Buy
SEK SEEK Limited 17.44 1.82% Hold
SGM Sims Metal Management Limited 11.5 1.64% Buy
SGP Stockland 4.14 5.80% Buy
SHL Sonic Healthcare Limited 18.49 3.68% Hold
SKI Spark Infrastructure Group 2.1 5.24% N/A
SOL Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Co. Limited 13.66 3.48% Hold
SPK Spark New Zealand Limited 2.98 5.67% Sell
STO Santos Limited 7.55 4.66% Strong Buy
SUN Suncorp Group Limited 13.83 6.09% Hold
SYD Sydney Airport 4.79 4.80% Hold
TAH Tabcorp Holdings Limited 4.11 4.29% Hold
TCL Transurban Group 8.76 4.22% Buy
TLS Telstra Corporation Limited 5.94 5.01% Hold
TOL Toll Holdings Limited 5.97 4.77% Sell
TPM TPG Telecom Limited 6.45 1.59% Sell
TTS Tatts Group Limited 3.46 4.20% Hold
TWE Treasury Wine Estates Limited 4.72 2.78% Sell
WBC Westpac Banking Corporation 32.87 5.67% Hold
WES Wesfarmers Limited 41.7 4.80% Hold
WFD Westfield Corporation 9.25 3.21% Hold
WOR WorleyParsons Limited 9.68 8.37% Buy
WOW Woolworths Limited 29.8 Unkown Sell
WPL Woodside Petroleum Limited 36.46 6.55% Hold



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