Once again, a large number of broker notes hit the wires last week. Some of these notes were positive and some were bearish.
Three sell ratings that caught my eye are summarised below. Here’s why top brokers think investors ought to sell these shares next week:
ASX Ltd (ASX: ASX)
According to a note out of Goldman Sachs, its analysts have retained their sell rating and $64.08 price target on this stock exchange operator’s shares. The broker continues to believe that ASX Ltd’s shares are overvalued at the current level following the release of its May update last week. Especially after futures volumes were down sharply for a second month in a row. The ASX Ltd share price ended the week at $87.03.
Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX: MFG)
A note out of Morgan Stanley reveals that its analysts have retained their underweight rating and $40.00 price target on this fund manager’s shares. This follows the release of Magellan’s May update which revealed sizeable institutional fund outflows. In light of this outflow, it has concerns over the premium its shares trade at and fears that they could de-rate if funds inflows slow. The Magellan share price last traded at $58.00.
Nufarm Limited (ASX: NUF)
Analysts at Morgans have downgraded this agricultural chemicals company’s shares to a reduce rating with an improved price target of $4.76. According to the note, the broker has concerns over the impact the pandemic is having on its fourth quarter performance. It notes that this has created a lot of near term uncertainty for its earnings. And while it believes its balance sheet is robust, it isn’t enough to prevent a downgrade to a reduce rating. Nufarm shares were changing hands for $4.93 at the end of last week.
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