Consensus Recommendations (17 June)

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 and share prices are at yesterday’s close.

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 4.48 3.87% Buy
AGL AGL Energy Limited 16.13 3.97% Hold
AIZ Air New Zealand Limited 2.39 4.87% Hold
AWC Alumina Limited 1.565 Unknown Buy
AMC Amcor Limited 14.37 3.28% Hold
AMP AMP Limited 6.18 4.49% Buy
ANN Ansell Limited 25.93 1.87% Hold
APA APA Group 8.57 4.20% Sell
ARG Argo Investments Limited 7.95 3.52% Not Rated
ALL Aristocrat Leisure Limited 7.75 2.06% Buy
AIO Asciano Limited 6.54 2.48% Buy
ASX ASX Limited 40.1 4.51% Hold
AIA Auckland International Airport Limited 4.52 2.31% Hold
AZJ Aurizon Holdings Limited 5.27 3.46% Buy
AST AusNet Services 1.405 5.95% Buy
ANZ Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd 32.17 5.64% Buy
AFI Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited 6.21 3.54% Not Rated
BOQ Bank of Queensland Limited 12.7 5.50% Hold
BEN Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited 12.13 5.41% Hold
BHP BHP Billiton Limited 27.75 4.98% Hold
BLD Boral Limited 5.98 2.84% Hold
BXB Brambles Limited 10.88 2.66% Buy
BTT BT Investment Management Limited 8.76 4.14% Buy
CTX Caltex Australia Limited 30.83 2.82% Hold
CAR Carsales.com Limited 10.2 3.26% Buy
CGF Challenger Limited 6.71 4.15% Hold
CIM CIMIC Group Limited 22.62 4.35% Buy
CCL Coca-Cola Amatil Limited 9.35 4.49% Buy
COH Cochlear Limited 80.73 2.84% Sell
CBA Commonwealth Bank of Australia 82.38 4.99% Hold
CPU Computershare Limited 12.35 2.67% Hold
CWN Crown Resorts Limited 12.82 2.89% Hold
CSL CSL Limited 88.2 1.58% Strong Buy
DXS Dexus Property Group 7.4 5.30% Buy
DMP Domino's Pizza Enterprises Limited 36.61 1.18% Buy
DUE DUET Group 2.48 6.93% Strong Sell
EGP Echo Entertainment Group Limited 4.35 2.07% Sell
FDC Federation Centres 2.94 5.48% Sell
FPH Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited 6.42 2.07% Hold
FBU Fletcher Building Limited 7.54 4.67% Hold
FLT Flight Centre Travel Group Limited 42.63 3.60% Buy
FMG Fortescue Metals Group Ltd 2.32 5.81% Sell
GMG Goodman Group 6.23 3.44% Buy
GPT GPT Group 4.29 5.03% Hold
HVN Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd 4.84 4.68% Hold
HSO Healthscope Limited 2.68 Unknown Buy
HGG Henderson Group PLC 5.55 3.09% Buy
ILU Iluka Resources Limited 8.32 2.88% Buy
IPL Incitec Pivot Limited 4.08 2.70% Sell
IAG Insurance Australia Group Limited 5.81 6.12% Hold
IFL IOOF Holdings Limited 10.6 4.69% Buy
JHX James Hardie Industries Plc 17.52 2.60% Buy
LLC Lend Lease Group 15.82 3.94% Hold
MQG Macquarie Group Limited 79.32 4.16% Hold
MFG Magellan Financial Group Limited 17.93 2.12% Not Rated
MPL Medibank Private Limited 2.1 Unknown Hold
MEZ Meridian Energy Limited 1.98 5.61% Hold
MYT Mighty River Power Limited 2.48 Unknown Hold
MLT Milton Corporation Limited 4.52 3.89% Not Rated
MGR Mirvac Group 1.885 4.84% Buy
NAB National Australia Bank Limited 32.79 5.99% Hold
NCM Newcrest Mining Limited 13.22 Unknown Hold
OSH Oil Search Limited 7.29 2.24% Buy
ORI Orica Limited 22.33 4.31% Hold
ORG Origin Energy Limited 12.72 3.93% Buy
ORA Orora Limited 2.06 3.16% Hold
PPT Perpetual Limited 53.22 3.98% Buy
PTM Platinum Asset Management Limited 7.65 4.58% Hold
PRY Primary Health Care Limited 5.12 3.92% Hold
QAN Qantas Airways Limited 3.22 Unknown Buy
QBE QBE Insurance Group Limited 13.96 3.46% Strong Buy
QUB Qube Holdings Limited 2.51 2.13% Buy
RHC Ramsay Health Care Limited 60.41 1.52% Buy
REA REA Group Ltd 37.4 1.70% Buy
REH Reece Australia Limited 35.99 1.78% Not Rated
RMD ResMed Inc. 7.48 1.60% Buy
RIO Rio Tinto Limited 55.91 4.96% Buy
STO Santos Limited 7.99 Unknown Buy
SCG Scentre Group 3.82 5.41% Sell
SEK SEEK Limited 16.34 2.09% Hold
SHL Sonic Healthcare Limited 20.73 3.34% Hold
S32 South32 Limited 2.08 Unknown Strong Buy
SKI Spark Infrastructure Group 1.92 5.99% Not Rated
SPK Spark New Zealand Limited 2.51 6.73% Hold
SGP Stockland 4.2 5.71% Buy
SUN Suncorp Group Limited 13.5 5.98% Hold
SYD Sydney Airport 5.25 4.62% Hold
TAH Tabcorp Holdings Limited 4.66 3.74% Sell
TTS Tatts Group Limited 3.74 4.04% Buy
TLS Telstra Corporation Limited 6.03 4.93% Hold
TPM TPG Telecom Limited 8.58 1.21% Sell
TCL Transurban Group 9.95 3.76% Buy
TWE Treasury Wine Estates Limited 5.05 2.57% Sell
SOL Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Co. Limited 13.75 3.56% Hold
WES Wesfarmers Limited 41.32 4.72% Hold
WFD Westfield Corporation 9.02 4.51% Buy
WBC Westpac Banking Corporation 32.3 5.72% Buy
WPL Woodside Petroleum Limited 35.41 6.90% Sell
WOW Woolworths Limited 26.84 5.14% Hold
WOR WorleyParsons Limited 10.48 7.00% Hold

NOTE: Analysts tend to produce more reports with a “Buy” than a “Sell” so the number of recommendations generally favour the buy side.



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