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Top brokers name 3 ASX shares to sell next week

James Mickleboro
ASX shares to avoid

Once again, a large number of broker notes hit the wires last week. Some of these notes were positive and some were quite 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:

Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT)

According to a note out of UBS, its analysts have initiated coverage on this payments company with a sell rating and $17.25 price target. The broker made the move on the belief that excessive growth has already been priced into its shares. UBS also believes there is a risk that the bigger Afterpay and the buy now pay later market gets, the more likely regulators are going to view it as a credit product. It believes this could lead to the market derating its shares to lower multiples. The Afterpay share price fell 15.6% last week to end it at $29.65. Incidentally, Morgan Stanley also initiated coverage on its shares last week. However, it commenced coverage with an overweight rating and $44.00 price target.

Bank of Queensland Limited (ASX: BOQ)

A note out of Citi reveals that its analysts have downgraded this regional bank’s shares to a sell rating and cut the price target on them to $8.50 following its full year result. According to the note, Citi was surprised by a jump in bad debts which led to a weak result. It also has concerns over its earnings, capital position, and dividend. It suspects that all three could still weaken further, hence the downgrade to a sell rating. Bank of Queensland’s shares finished the week at $9.15.

Inghams Group Ltd (ASX: ING)

Analysts at UBS have retained their sell rating and $3.10 price target on this poultry producer’s shares after its AGM. According to the note, the broker continues to believe that its earnings could come under pressure in the near term due to higher feed costs. It estimates a feed cost headwind of almost $50 million in FY 2020. This could be revealed at next week’s strategy update. Hence why UBS remains sell-rated despite its shares closing at $2.92 on Friday.

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