Brokers name 3 ASX shares to buy today

Brokers are bullish on these ASX shares…
The post Brokers name 3 ASX shares to buy today appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia. –

It has been another busy week for Australia’s top brokers. This has led to the release of a large number of broker notes.

Three broker buy ratings that you might want to know more about are summarised below. Here’s why brokers think these ASX shares are in the buy zone:

Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL)

According to a note out of Morgans, its analysts have retained their add rating but trimmed their price target on this gaming technology company’s shares slightly to $52.00. This follows the release of Aristocrat’s full year results. Morgans was pleased with the result and the performance of its newly named Pixel United segment. And while the broker has reduced its earnings estimates and price target slightly to reflect a higher spend on design and development, it still sees plenty of value in the company’s shares at the current level. The Aristocrat share price is trading at $44.93 on Friday.

Sonic Healthcare Limited (ASX: SHL)

A note out of Morgan Stanley reveals that its analysts have retained their overweight rating and $46.10 price target on this healthcare company’s shares. Morgan Stanley notes that Sonic has released a trading update which revealed solid revenue and earnings growth during the first four months of FY 2022. The broker suspects that this strong start to the year could pose upside risk to estimates. The Sonic share price is fetching $41.06 today.

Xero Limited (ASX: XRO)

Analyst at Citi have retained their buy rating and $160.00 price target on this cloud accounting platform provider’s shares. This follows the release of an update from accounting rival Sage. According to the note, Citi sees the trends being seen by Sage in terms of cloud adoption, new customer acquisition and reduction in churn as positive read throughs for Xero. And while it sees Sage’s focus on growing its small business segment, especially in the UK, as a threat, it notes that it does not seem to be impacting Xero at this stage. The Xero share price is trading at $149.02 this afternoon.

The post Brokers name 3 ASX shares to buy today appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia.

Should you invest $1,000 in Xero right now?

Before you consider Xero, you’ll want to hear this.

Motley Fool Investing expert Scott Phillips just revealed what he believes are the 5 best stocks for investors to buy right now… and Xero wasn’t one of them.

The online investing service he’s run for nearly a decade, Motley Fool Share Advisor, has provided thousands of paying members with stock picks that have doubled, tripled or even more.* And right now, Scott thinks there are 5 stocks that are better buys.

*Returns as of August 16th 2021

More reading

5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Friday

Why Aristocrat, Catapult, CBA, and Mineral Resources shares are dropping

Why Altium, Evolution, Sonic, and Treasury Wine shares are storming higher

Top brokers name 3 ASX shares to sell today

ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) midday update: Aristocrat falls on results, Evolution shares jump

Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of and has recommended Xero. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Xero. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Sonic Healthcare Limited. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

Trade The World Anywhere & Anytime!

Mobile app platform with over 50,000 global listed securities across 12 markets (over 70% global market capitalisation), right from your Android or iOS device.

Integrated with exclusive trading idea and investment analysis tools to help you find actionable insight on virtually every financial instrument across our 12 global markets, to help you optimise your trading strategies.

Refer Your Friends

Tell your friends about Monex and gift them FREE access to our trading tools.

We respect your privacy and will only send this one email notification to your friends. 

Share With Your Friends

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Monex Trading Tools Access and Usage Terms

The Monex Trading Tools (referred to as ‘tools’ hereafter) are available to you inside your client portal;

To activate access to the tools, you must have a verified and approved trading account and have made a deposit of at least AUD $1000.

An active and funded account with a positive trading balance is required to continue to have access to the tools;

Although the tools are available to you indefinitely, Monex Securities may at it’s discretion disable access to the tools in the future;

Monex securities reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time, as it sees fit, without notice.

Important Notice
iOS & Android App - 12 International Markets & Over 70% Global Market Cap. $0 Brokerage On US Trades. Click Here!