Top Ten Brokerages You Can Trust in 2021

Posted on Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 by MarketBeat Staff
There are more than 500 brokerages and research houses that hire analysts to issue ratings and recommendations. Collectively, these brokerages and their analysts publish approximately 250,000 ratings each year. Every trading day, there are nearly 700 reports and recommendations that are released to the public. To say that it's difficult to separate the signal from the noise when interpreting this data would be an understatement.

MarketBeat has developed a system to track each brokerage and research house's stock recommendations and score them based on their past performance. If Goldman Sachs predicted that Apple's stock price would hit $150.00 on a specific date, how accurate were they? If Bank of America issued a "strong-buy" rating on a stock, how did that stock perform compared to the broader market over the following twelve months? This tracking system has been applied to the 1,000,000+ ratings that MarketBeat has tracked during the last ten years to identify which brokerages you can really trust (and which you can safely ignore).

This slide show lists the 10 brokerages who have issued the most accurate analyst recommendations over the past several years, as measured by the performance of their "buy" ratings and the accuracy of their price targets.

#1 - Evercore ISI

Average 12 Month ROI on "Buy" Recommendations: 24.347%
Accuracy of Price Targets: 61.582%
Based on: 76 research note(s)
MarketBeat Star Ranking: star star star star star

Recent Recommendations from Evercore ISI:

  • Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) is now covered by analysts at Evercore ISI. They set a "buy" rating on the stock. (6/15/2021)
  • Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) was upgraded by analysts at Evercore ISI from an "in-line" rating to an "outperform" rating. They now have a $86.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $77.00. (6/14/2021)
  • Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) had its price target raised by analysts at Evercore ISI from $49.00 to $56.00. They now have an "outperform" rating on the stock. (6/14/2021)
  • Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) is now covered by analysts at Evercore ISI. They set an "outperform" rating on the stock. (6/14/2021)
  • Paramount Group, Inc. (NYSE: PGRE) was downgraded by analysts at Evercore ISI from an "in-line" rating to an "underperform" rating. They now have a $11.00 price target on the stock. (6/14/2021)


#2 - Pivotal Research

Average 12 Month ROI on "Buy" Recommendations: 19.771%
Accuracy of Price Targets: 71.818%
Based on: 25 research note(s)
MarketBeat Star Ranking: star star star star star

Recent Recommendations from Pivotal Research:

  • Tilly's, Inc. (NYSE: TLYS) had its price target raised by analysts at Pivotal Research from $15.00 to $17.00. They now have a "hold" rating on the stock. (6/4/2021)
  • Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) had its price target raised by analysts at Pivotal Research from $76.00 to $82.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (5/24/2021)
  • Liberty Latin America Ltd. (NASDAQ: LILAK) had its price target raised by analysts at Pivotal Research from $17.00 to $18.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (5/21/2021)
  • Genesco Inc. (NYSE: GCO) had its price target raised by analysts at Pivotal Research from $57.00 to $65.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (5/19/2021)
  • V.F. Co. (NYSE: VFC) had its price target raised by analysts at Pivotal Research from $94.00 to $100.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (5/18/2021)

#3 - National Securities

Average 12 Month ROI on "Buy" Recommendations: 92.084%
Accuracy of Price Targets: 50.945%
Based on: 16 research note(s)
MarketBeat Star Ranking: star star star star half star

Recent Recommendations from National Securities:

  • Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) is now covered by analysts at National Securities. They set a "buy" rating on the stock. (2/9/2021)
  • Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) is now covered by analysts at National Securities. They set a "buy" rating and a $7.00 price target on the stock. (1/26/2021)
  • iHuman Inc. (NYSE: IH) is now covered by analysts at National Securities. They set a "buy" rating and a $26.10 price target on the stock. (12/24/2020)
  • iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) had its "buy" rating re-affirmed by analysts at National Securities. They now have a $23.20 price target on the stock. (12/24/2020)
  • Humanigen, Inc. (NASDAQ: HGEN) is now covered by analysts at National Securities. They set a "buy" rating and a $35.00 price target on the stock. (12/23/2020)

#4 - Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft

Average 12 Month ROI on "Buy" Recommendations: 37.959%
Accuracy of Price Targets: 66.704%
Based on: 215 research note(s)
MarketBeat Star Ranking: star star star star half star

Recent Recommendations from Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft:

  • Union Pacific Co. (NYSE: UNP) had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft from $252.00 to $256.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (6/15/2021)
  • CSX Co. (NASDAQ: CSX) had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft from $113.00 to $115.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (6/15/2021)
  • Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: WERN) had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft from $61.00 to $64.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (6/15/2021)
  • Equinix, Inc. (REIT) (NASDAQ: EQIX) had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft from $850.00 to $920.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (6/14/2021)
  • Snowflake Inc. (NYSE: SNOW) had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft from $248.00 to $265.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. (6/14/2021)

#5 - Sanford C. Bernstein

Average 12 Month ROI on "Buy" Recommendations: 34.254%
Accuracy of Price Targets: 60.583%
Based on: 18 research note(s)
MarketBeat Star Ranking: star star star star half star

Recent Recommendations from Sanford C. Bernstein:

  • Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ETR: LHA) was given a new €11.00 price target on by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. They now have a "neutral" rating on the stock. (6/15/2021)
  • Diageo plc (LON: DGE) had its "neutral" rating re-affirmed by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. They now have a GBX 3,550 price target on the stock. (6/14/2021)
  • Diageo plc (NYSE: DEO) was downgraded by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating. (6/14/2021)
  • Pernod Ricard SA (EPA: RI) was given a new €186.00 price target on by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. They now have a "neutral" rating on the stock. (6/14/2021)
  • Pernod Ricard SA (OTCMKTS: PDRDY) was downgraded by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating. (6/14/2021)

#6 - HSBC

Average 12 Month ROI on "Buy" Recommendations: 28.926%
Accuracy of Price Targets: 52.658%
Based on: 16 research note(s)
MarketBeat Star Ranking: star star star star half star

Recent Recommendations from HSBC:

  • L'Air Liquide S.A. (OTCMKTS: AIQUY) was upgraded by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating. (6/15/2021)
  • MorphoSys AG (NASDAQ: MOR) had its "hold" rating re-affirmed by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc. (6/15/2021)
  • InPost S.A. (OTCMKTS: INPOY) was upgraded by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating. (6/15/2021)
  • Auto Trader Group plc (OTCMKTS: ATDRY) had its "buy" rating re-affirmed by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc. (6/15/2021)
  • (: ) was downgraded by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. (6/15/2021)

#7 - Citigroup

Average 12 Month ROI on "Buy" Recommendations: 25.868%
Accuracy of Price Targets: 63.687%
Based on: 323 research note(s)
MarketBeat Star Ranking: star star star star half star

Recent Recommendations from Citigroup:

  • ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is now covered by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They set a "buy" rating on the stock. (6/15/2021)
  • Spirit Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: SAVE) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $40.00. (6/15/2021)
  • Viatris Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRS) is now covered by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They set a "neutral" rating on the stock. (6/15/2021)
  • CRISPR Therapeutics AG (NASDAQ: CRSP) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a "sell" rating to a "neutral" rating. They now have a $132.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $55.00. (6/14/2021)
  • Athene Holding Ltd. (NYSE: ATH) had its price target raised by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from $54.00 to $66.00. They now have a "neutral" rating on the stock. (6/14/2021)

#8 - KeyCorp

Average 12 Month ROI on "Buy" Recommendations: 23.952%
Accuracy of Price Targets: 71.043%
Based on: 153 research note(s)
MarketBeat Star Ranking: star star star star half star

Recent Recommendations from KeyCorp:

  • Procore Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCOR) is now covered by analysts at KeyCorp. They set an "overweight" rating and a $105.00 price target on the stock. (6/14/2021)
  • Squarespace, Inc. (NYSE: SQSP) is now covered by analysts at KeyCorp. They set an "overweight" rating and a $70.00 price target on the stock. (6/14/2021)
  • Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) had its "sell" rating re-affirmed by analysts at KeyCorp. They now have a $22.00 price target on the stock. (6/11/2021)
  • KLA Co. (NASDAQ: KLAC) had its "buy" rating re-affirmed by analysts at KeyCorp. They now have a $369.00 price target on the stock. (6/10/2021)
  • Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD) had its price target raised by analysts at KeyCorp from $178.00 to $182.00. They now have an "overweight" rating on the stock. (6/10/2021)

#9 - Barclays

Average 12 Month ROI on "Buy" Recommendations: 22.828%
Accuracy of Price Targets: 61.012%
Based on: 333 research note(s)
MarketBeat Star Ranking: star star star star half star

Recent Recommendations from Barclays:

  • Electrocomponents plc (LON: ECM) had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from GBX 775 to GBX 900. They now have an "equal weight" rating on the stock. (6/14/2021)
  • Funding Circle Holdings plc (LON: FCH) had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from GBX 125 to GBX 140. They now have an "equal weight" rating on the stock. (6/14/2021)
  • Procore Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCOR) is now covered by analysts at Barclays PLC. They set an "overweight" rating and a $104.00 price target on the stock. (6/14/2021)
  • Halma plc (OTCMKTS: HLMAF) had its "equal weight" rating re-affirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. (6/14/2021)
  • Oatly Group AB (NASDAQ: OTLY) is now covered by analysts at Barclays PLC. They set an "overweight" rating and a $34.00 price target on the stock. (6/14/2021)

#10 - Zacks Investment Research

Average 12 Month ROI on "Buy" Recommendations: 22.739%
Accuracy of Price Targets: 56.599%
Based on: 3380 research note(s)
MarketBeat Star Ranking: star star star star half star

Recent Recommendations from Zacks Investment Research:

  • The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE: SAM) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "strong-buy" rating. They now have a $1,175.00 price target on the stock. (6/15/2021)
  • WD-40 (NASDAQ: WDFC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "strong sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (6/15/2021)
  • HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: HCA) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. They now have a $218.00 price target on the stock. (6/15/2021)
  • YASKAWA Electric Co. (OTCMKTS: YASKY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "strong sell" rating to a "hold" rating. (6/15/2021)
  • Tradeweb Markets Inc. (NASDAQ: TW) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. (6/15/2021)

 

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