Analysts at Numis downgraded their recommendation for shares of Softcat from 'add' to 'hold' after the IT infrastructure provider delivered what they termed an in-line set of full-year results.
Jefferies downgraded its stance on Simply Be and Jacamo owner N Brown on Monday to 'hold' from 'buy' as it said the company's recent first-half results were not as solid as they appeared.
Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on Barclays from 230. 0p to 245. 0p on Friday, telling clients that the lender's third-quarter numbers had confirmed that it was "well placed" to profit from a recovery among UK and US consumers.
Analysts at Berenberg cut their target price on mining giant Rio Tinto from 5,400. 0p to 5,000. 0p on Thursday, stating the firm appeared to be facing some "fairly meaningful headwinds" in the near-to-medium term from a financial standpoint.
Analysts at Berenberg upped their rating on price comparison website business Moneysupermarket. com from 'hold' to 'buy' on Wednesday, stating it believes the shares were being valued on "trough earnings at trough multiples".
Berenberg upped easyJet to 'buy' from 'hold' on Tuesday and lifted its price target on the stock to 800. 0p from 720. 0p, stating the airline's balance sheet was now fit to comfortably weather a weak winter period, while a potential dilutive equity raise no longer hangs over the shares.
Analysts at Deutsche Bank lowered their target price on telecommunications giant BT from 140. 0p to 125. 0p on Monday, stating that risks were "inflating not abating".
Analyst at RBC Capital Markets upgraded copper producer Antofagasta from 'underperform' to 'sector perform' on Friday, stating the copper market was moving toward a "potentially acute" near-term state.
Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on utilities firm SSE from 1,300. 0p to 1,690. 0p on Thursday, citing more bullish long-term expectations for the group's renewables business.
UBS downgraded its stance on business intelligence and exhibitions group Informa on Wednesday to 'sell' from 'neutral', saying the travel recovery was likely to be slower than the market expects and that it anticipates seeing material short-term earnings downgrades.
Deutsche Bank initiated coverage of Polymetal on Tuesday with a 'hold' rating and 1,200. 0p price target.
Peel Hunt downgraded its stance on Asos on Monday to 'add' from 'buy' and slashed its price target for the stock to 5,000. 0p from 6,500. 0p after the online fashion retailer announced the departure of its chief executive and warned on profits.
Peel Hunt upgraded Marks & Spencer to 'add' from 'hold' on Friday and lifted the price target to 190. 0p from 150. 0p following the retailer’s capital markets day.
Analysts at RBC Capital Markets has raised their target price on veterinary services provider CVS Group from 2,750. 0p to 3,100. 0p.
Shore Capital analysts reiterated their 'buy' stance for shares of Tesco, telling clients that the business was performing well as it anticipates ongoing share buybacks or special dividends "reflective of the prevailing share price multiples".
Analyst at Berenberg raised their target price on gym operator the Gym Group from 230. 0p to 290. 0p on Tuesday, stating "encouraging momentum" was now emerging.
Analysts at Berenberg lowered their target price on insurance provider Sabre from 224. 0p to 199. 0p, stating that when "things do not add up" it's time to 'sell'.
Analysts at Berenberg cut their target price on medical equipment manufacturer Smith & Nephew from £20. 20 to £18. 80 on Friday, stating the firm was now facing a "bumpier road" to the "same destination".
Analyst at Berenberg raised their target price on retailer WH Smith from 1,500. 0p to 1,750. 0p on Thursday, stating it was positive on the group's long-term prospects.
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity raised their target price on mineral sands company Base Resources from 35. 0p to 50. 0p on Wednesday, citing its exposure to a suite of "underappreciated (but highly attractive) commodities" and a "strong" near-term dividend yield.