Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on specialty chemicals firm Victrex from 2,100. 0p to 2,500. 0p on Tuesday, highlighting a first-half cyclical rebound and the potential for secular growth.
Stifel downgraded its stance on shares of St Modwen to 'hold' from 'buy' on Monday but lifted the price target to 542. 0p from 450. 0p, bringing it in line with the proposed takeover offer received by the company from US private equity firm Blackstone last week.
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.
Pearson rallied on Thursday as Exane BNP Paribas upgraded its stance on shares of the education publisher to ‘outperform’ and hiked the price target to 950. 0p from 700. 0p.
Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on construction firm Bellway from 3,240. 0p to 4,180. 0p on Wednesday, stating the group's record land buying showed "fresh confidence".
Berenberg raised its target price on financial services company Standard Chartered from 550. 0p to 630. 0p on Friday, stating the firm was now "catching up" with the rest of the pack.
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity downgraded business services firm Grafton from 'buy' to 'hold' on Thursday, stating there was now a "less compelling" risk/reward scenario as a result of the group's share price approaching record highs.
Analyst at Berenberg raised their target price on flow control specialist IMI from 995. 0p to 1,485. 0p, stating the group was "quick off the mark".
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity raised their target price on construction materials group Tyman from 400. 0p to 450. 0p on Tuesday, citing recent sector and macro news flow that they felt was pointing to "a strong recovery" in demand.
AJ Bell's "decent growth" disappointed investors and the company's share price is in line with its growth potential, Berenberg said as it nudged up its share price target for the investment platform.
Analysts at Berenberg reiterated their 'sell' rating on fast-food chain Domino's Pizza on Friday, stating that its concerns regarding the stock remained unabated following the group's full-year results and first-quarter update.
Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on camera supports manufacturer Vitec Group from 990. 0p to 1,180. 0p on Thursday, stating there was now "a brighter picture" for the group.
Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on builders' merchant Travis Perkins from 1,800. 0p to 2,020. 0p on Wednesday following a division-by-division investigation.
Analysts at Berenberg initiated coverage on video games developer TinyBuild at 'buy' on Monday, stating the firm was "building something special".
RBC Capital Markets downgraded Dixons Carphone on Friday after a recent strong run but upgraded its stance on shares of WHSmith.
Naked Wines is likely to revert to "pedestrian" growth once the pandemic subsides, Liberum said as the broker reduced its rating on the online wine merchant to 'hold'.
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity lowered their rating on Gamesys from 'buy' to 'hold' on Wednesday following the formal announcement of its proposed combination with Bally's.
Credit Suisse upgraded shares of Weir to 'outperform' from 'neutral' on Tuesday, pointing to an "attractive" entry point as we enter a period of compounding growth.
Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on flooring manufacturer Victoria from 770. 0p to 1,000. 0p on Monday, stating the group was "trading well" and "ready" for mergers and acquisitions.
JD Sports Fashion was sitting pretty at the top of the FTSE 100 on Friday as Berenberg said it was its "top pick" in consumer discretionary.