Citi downgraded its recommendation on shares of challenger bank Virgin Money on Friday to ‘neutral’ from ‘buy’, pointing to the stock’s recent outperformance.
Analysts at Berenberg lowered their rating on video games developer Codemasters from 'buy' to 'hold' on Wednesday as a result of Take-Two Interactive's impending takeover.
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity upped their rating on software outfit Eckoh to 'buy' on Tuesday after the group turned in a strong first-half performance despite Covid-19 impacts.
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity lowered their target price on software group Sage from 790. 0p to 700. 0p on Monday despite the group's full-year results coming in ahead of expectations.
Analysts at JP Morgan upped their target price on residential property business Grainger on Friday from 320. 0p to 350. 0p, citing the group's recent full-year net asset value beat.
Analysts at Liberum hiked their target price for shares of EasyJet and upgraded their recommendation from 'hold' to 'buy' on the back of the budget airline's moves to rein in non-fuel costs.
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity upped their target price on exploration and production firm Vaalco from 155p to 210p on Wednesday following the group's "transformational transaction".
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity raised their target price on door and window components supplier Tyman from 285. 0p to 325. 0p on Monday, citing recent macro and sector news-flow.
Barclays upgraded Premier Inn owner Whitbread to ‘overweight’ from ‘equal-weight’ on Friday, lifting the price target to 3,350. 0p from 2,500. 0p, arguing that it’s one of the most attractive recovery plays in the sector following this week's vaccine news.
Jefferies downgraded shares of caterer Compass Group on Thursday to ‘hold’ from ‘buy’, noting stock has outperformed the Stoxx 600 by 20% plus during the recent rally on vaccine news.
Berenberg upgraded its stance on shares of oil giant Royal Dutch Shell to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’ on Wednesday, noting the stock has fallen around 50% this year.
Citi downgraded its stance on shares of package holiday provider On The Beach on Tuesday to 'neutral' from 'buy' following the 29% share price rise a day earlier on the back of positive news about Pfizer and BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine.
Jefferies downgraded its rating on shares of RSA Insurance on Monday to ‘hold’ from ‘buy’ after the insurer confirmed last week that it was in talks to sell itself for £7. 2bn to a consortium comprising Canada’s Intact Financial Corp and Denmark’s Tryg A/S.
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity nudged up their target price on homebuilder Persimmon from 2,930. 0p to 2,940. 0p on Friday, stating it expects an "impressive" second-half recovery.
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage of software firm Cerillion with a 'buy' rating and 350. 0p target price on Thursday.
Royal Mail surged on Wednesday as JPMorgan Cazenove upgraded the stock to ‘overweight’ from ‘neutral’ and lifted the price target to 374. 0p from 253. 0p, saying it sees a potential strong improvement in trading over the next 18 months, due in part to an improved revenue outlook.
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity slashed their target price on shares of coach and rail operator National Express.
Analysts at Berenberg lowered their target price on British Airways parent company International Consolidated Airlines from 260. 0p to 180. 0p on Monday, stating the company's third-quarter results highlighted "extreme uncertainty" going into winter.
Credit Suisse lifted its stance on shares of fast-fashion retailer Boohoo to ‘neutral’ from ‘underperform’ on Friday.
Analyst Liberum hiked their target price on Kaz Minerals from 470. 0p to 640. 0p on Thursday after an all-in cash deal valued the group at £3. 0bn.