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Analysts at JP Morgan hiked their target price and reiterated their 'overweight' recommendation for shares of Ashtead in the wake of the equipment rental company's most recent Capital Markets Day.
China's money supply growth slowed quickly last month as economic authorities tightened monetary and fiscal policy.
European shares fell back on Tuesday, tracking continued selling on Wall Street amid concern over rising US inflation and what some analysts said was fairly indiscriminate selling.
The focus in financial markets on Wednesday will be squarely on the latest consumer price inflation data due out in the States.
The debate around whether the US central bank's policies were too 'accommodative' or not and the cost-benefit trade off attached to them was continued on Tuesday.
Job vacancies in the US were at their highest level in two decades in March, exceeding the pace of hiring by 2. 0m, the most on record.
The market spotlight on Tuesday will shift to Asia where Chinese authorities will publish the first of the week's main economic reports, covering inflation in the world's second-largest economy.
European stocks were mostly higher on Monday, with British stocks the main exception as the pound moved above $1. 41 for the first time since February.
BioNTech revised its full-year sales forecast higher on the back of feverish demand for its Covid-19 vaccine and announced further progress in oncology pipeline.
Analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated their 'outperform' recommendation and 228. 0 target price on shares of IAG, hailing management's target of returning to an operating margin of 10-15%.
Analysts at Citi believe the results of the Scottish elections during the previous week's will see some of the more acute near-term risks ease.
AstraZeneca boss Pascal Soriot was last night at the centre of an extraordinary row among City investors over his multi-million-pound bonus. The French chief executive has been lauded for rolling out Astra's life-saving Covid vaccine at no profit, as well as fighting off predatory buyers and boosting the company's share price since he took charge in 2012. But Astra's major shareholders are understood to have been locked in heated talks for days after the drugs giant proposed to boost his bonus and performance-related share award by £2.
The Financial Mail on Sunday's Midas column recommends buying stock in Trident Royalties, touting soaring metals' prices and "bright" prospects.
European shares continued pushing higher on Friday, boosted by strong US markets, an upbeat outlook from sportswear maker Adidas and reports that UK aerospace engineer Meggitt could be a takeover target.
Financial markets' focus over the coming week will be on inflation readings due out across the world's largest economies, including China, euro area and US.
Peel Hunt downgraded RSA Insurance on Friday to ‘hold’ from ‘buy’ but lifted the price target to 685p, which is the price it has agreed to be bought at by Intact Financial Corporation and Danish insurer Tryg.
The spouse of AFC Energy's chairman, Gary Bullard, picked up some shares in the hydrogen fuel cell manufacturer's stock.
Investors on Wall Street have shaken off the surprise shortfall in US jobs in April and are again pushing stocks higher.
America's labour market last month generated the fewest jobs ever relative to economists' forecasts.
Pfizer and BioNTech have started the process to file for full authorisation of their Covid-19 vaccine with the US Food and Drug Administration.