[Ferro-Alloys.com] Potash developer Sirius Minerals (LON:SXX) has made it on to Liberum's small and mid-cap 'conviction buy' list for 2014.
Its York project is a quality project led by 'quality' management, reckons the broker, which says the shares have significant upside on a 12 month view if it can deliver permitting and initial funding to its expected time frame.
Other firms on the Liberum 'highest conviction buy' list include car parts and bike specialist Halfords (LON:HFD) and Ithaca Energy (LON:IAE).
Meanwhile, Genel Energy (LON:GENL), the exploration and production group in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, where it has 445 million barrels of oil reserves, makes it into Canaccord's dozen top picks for this year.
The firm offers an appealing mix and is ready to grow, says the broker, which has a 1,250p target on the shares.
Genel is a hydrocarbon leader in the region in terms of current/projected oil and gas production, diversity of licences and remaining upside potential, through its strong relationships with Turkey and the region.
Also featured on the Canaccord list is Tungsten Corp (LON:TUNG), with its global B2B e-invoicing platform, which is rated 'buy', with a target price of 292p.
"We believe Tungsten’s cross-sector combination of technology and financial services, applied across a rich network of company data, will be difficult for competitors to replicate."
Others making the Canaccord top pick cut include Serco (LON:SRP), Supergroup (LON:SGP) and Restaurant Group(LON:RTN).