Diversification is a key strategy to minimize risk when investing. One way to diversify is to invest in markets in different parts of the world. Using the TipRanks Analysts’ Top Stocks, we identified five London Stock Exchange-listed stocks that analysts have rated in the past week. Every stock on the list has a Strong Buy analyst rating consensus, according to the best performing analysts, and an average price target that indicates at least 13% upside potential for 2022.
Drax Group (LSE: DRX)
On December 17th, Barclays analyst Dominic Nash maintained his Buy rating for Drax Group, adjusting his price target to GBP9.80, implying an upside of over 64%. Drax is an energy company that is expected to profit from the energy crisis in the UK. TipRanks shows that all four top-performing analysts who have rated the stock in the past three months have given it a Buy rating. LSE: DRX average price target indicates 27.5% upside over the next 12 months.
Informa PLC (LSE: INF)
Credit Suisse’s Matthew J Walker maintained his Buy rating for Informa on December 16th and raised his price target to GBP6.73. Earlier this month the intelligence group announced its growth plan for the next two year, which resulted in a jump in the share price. Three top-performing analysts have rated the stock in the past three months, each with a Buy rating. The INF average price target is GBP6.54, showing 33% upside over the next 12 months.
Lloyds Banking (LSE: LLOY)
Analyst Aman Rakkar from Barclays reiterated his Buy on Lloyds on December 16th. In early December, the bank’s Chief Executive announced that he is preparing a new strategy with an emphasis on growth. This marks a reversal in the strategy the bank has used since its government bailout in 2008. A total of 12 analysts have rated Lloyds in the past three months. Homing in on the top analysts, all four recent ratings are Buy, and the LSE: LLOY average price target of these top analysts indicates 28% upside.
Alphawave IP Group (LSE: AWE)
Sandeep Deshpande from JP Morgan reiterated his Buy rating for Alphawave on December 16th with a GBP3.11 price target, indicating 74% upside potential. At the beginning of December, the Canadian semiconductor technology company bought the Precise-ITC telecoms firm for $25m, in the company’s first acquisition since its IPO on the London Stock Exchange earlier this year. Deshpande’s price target is the lowest of all price targets of analysts who have rated AWE in the past three months. Both Keagan Brice from Barclays and Ambrish Srivastava from BMO Capital have a GBP5.00 price target.
Tesco PLC (LSE: TSCO)
Goldman Sachs analyst, Rob Joyce raised his price target on Tesco to GBP3.35, while maintaining a Buy rating. His price target indicates more than 16% upside. The third-largest retailer in the world, as measured by gross revenues, Tesco has been rated by ten analysts in the past three months. Four top analysts have rated the stock a Buy and their average TSCO price target shows over 13% upside in the next 12 months.
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