Berenberg upgraded its stance on Petra Diamonds stock to 'hold' from 'sell' on Monday, lifting the price target to 9p from 8p following weakness in the shares over the summer.
RBC Capital Markets downgraded shares of plumbing merchant Ferguson to 'underperform' from 'sector perform' on Thursday, trimming the price target to 5,100p from 5,200p on short-term caution.
JPMorgan Cazenove downgraded its rating on shares of Weir Group to ‘neutral’ from ‘overweight’ on Wednesday, cutting the price target to 1,500p from 1,650p as it said oil & gas challenges were set to persist as it reviewed its investment case after recent share price strength.
Analysts at Berenberg re-initiated coverage of wealth management firm St James's Place on Tuesday, hitting the group with a 'buy' rating and 1,194p target price.
JP Morgan has reiterated its ‘overweight’ rating on AstraZeneca, arguing that it has the strongest growth outlook of all the European drugs majors.
Jefferies upgraded its stance on shares of drinks maker Britvic to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’ on Friday, lifting the price target to 1,000p from 880p as it said the market under-estimates its growth potential.
Analysts at Berenberg cut their price target on online booking firm Hostelworld from 230p to 145p on Thursday, stating that they preferred to "remain on the sidelines" until there were clearer signs of a turnaround from the group.
Analysts at Berenberg upped their target price on 'buy' rated JD Sports from 700p to 800p on Wednesday, stating the group was in "a league of its own" while highlighting the retailer's free cash flow and telling clients worrying that they had 'missed the boat' that the stock's valuation was still impressive.
Berenberg cut its price target on shares of insurance provider Hiscox from 1,581p to 1,487p on Tuesday as it said the valuation is demanding given the mixed short-term picture, despite attractive longer-term prospects.
Berenberg downgraded its stance on Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One to 'hold' from 'buy' on Monday as it lifted the price target to 572p from 475p to account for a 20% chance of a potential "left field" counterbid to Hasbro at 10% above the current price.
Analysts at RBC Capital Markets upgraded British utility company Pennon from 'sector perform' to 'outperform' on Friday, on the back of expectations for "strong growth" in its recycling and energy recovery and waste management unit, Viridor.
Analysts at Berenberg stood by their 'buy' rating on British theatre operator Cineworld on Thursday after taking its time to delve through the group's first-half results.
Analysts at Berenberg lowered their target price on retail bank The Royal Bank of Scotland from 340p to 280p on Wednesday after management conceded that the lender was now unlikely to achieve a 12. 0% return on tangible equity by 2020.
Analysts at Berenberg reiterated their 'buy' rating on hotel operator Dalata Hotel Group on Tuesday, praising the group for its "strong performance" under "tough conditions".
Goldman Sachs reinstated coverage on shares of Marks & Spencer at ‘sell’ on Monday, with a 170p price target, noting that the completed joint venture with Ocado has little impact on free cash flow estimates.
Analysts at RBC Capital Markets stood by their 'top pick' rating on London-based turnaround specialist Melrose Industries on Friday, stating that "self-help" was set to remain the key driver of the group's value enhancement.
Analysts at Berenberg slightly lowered their target price on insurance firm Direct Line from 344p to 331p on Thursday, noting the group's transformation efforts were not without risk yet needed, in the medium-term, to offset the multiple headwinds that were looming ever closer on the horizon.
UBS upped its rating on shares of bakery chain Greggs to 'buy' from 'neutral' on Wednesday, lifting the price target to 2,300p from 1,880p as it pointed to "significant" growth opportunity.
Analysts at RBC Capital Markets upped their price target on FTSE 250-listed precious metals mining firm Polymetal on Tuesday, emphasising that a strong second half appeared to lay on the horizon.
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity reiterated their 'hold' rating on British bakery chain Greggs on Friday following the group's recent interim report.