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Leading brokers rate these 4 ASX stocks

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As the ASX opens for another week of trading, leading brokers have updated their ratings on ASX stocks.

Here are four stocks that you should watch today:

  1. Charter Hall Group (ASX: CHC) has been raised raised to overweight by leading broker JP Morgan. The property company is well positioned to deliver one of the highest funds from operations (FFO) growth rates in the sector and that will likely keep its share price buoyant. The group recently announced its unlisted wholesale partnership, Brisbane Square Wholesale Fund, had entered into an exclusive heads of agreement with QSuper to pre-lease 17,200 sqm at its planned $450 million Brisbane Square Tower 2.
  2. iSentia Group Ltd (ASX: ISD) has been raised to hold at Shaw and Partners. Its share price has plunged by a staggering 66% this year. Last week iSentia announced that due to its continued underperformance the company has decided to exit its King Content business by the end of the year. King Content was acquired by iSentia for $48 million in 2015 in what has now turned out to be a disastrous move. Investors will now hope iSentia has cut its losses and can move on to focus on more profitable ventures.
  3. Myob Group Ltd (ASX: MYO) has been cut to hold at Morningstar. The CEO of rival accounting software firm XERO FPO NZX (ASX: XRO), Rod Drury, recently said he has no interest in buying rival firm Reckon. He also said any bid from MYOB would demonstrate a lack of long-term growth options.
  4. Westfield Corp Ltd (ASX: WFD) is now rated neutral at Goldman Sachs. The group has a $9.8 billion development pipeline aimed at developing commercial or residential property in prime locations only across major international cities like London, Los Angeles and New York. This strategy has been in response to concerns that foot traffic may fall outside the popular shopping locations.

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