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22 Jun
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Shore Cap reintroduces 'hold' rating on B&M

Shore Capital has reintroduced B&M European Value Retail’s ‘hold’ rating ahead of an expected "muted" quarterly trading update.

22 Jun
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Berenberg raises target price on Anglo Pacific

Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on mining giant Anglo Pacific from 360. 0p to 300. 0p on Wednesday after Australia's Queensland government announced an adjustment to its royalty rates for coal.

22 Jun
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Jefferies upgrades NatWest to 'buy'

Jeffries has upgraded its rating on NatWest Group on the back of rising interest rates.

22 Jun
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Citi reiterates 'buy' on AstraZeneca on the back of trial results for Enhertu against breast cancer

Analysts at Citi reiterated their 'buy' recommendation for shares of AstraZeneca following the release of the results of the DESTINY-Breast 04 clinical trial using its Enhertu treatment against metastatic breast cancer.

21 Jun
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Berenberg initiates coverage on Spire Healthcare and Mediclinic

Analysts at Berenberg initiated coverage on Mediclinic and Spire Healthcare on Tuesday as they took a fresh look at the healthcare sector.

21 Jun
JP Morgan downgrades fast fashion retailers

JP Morgan has downgraded Asos and a clutch of other European retailers on Tuesday, on the back of the mounting cost of living crisis.

21 Jun
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Deutsche Bank upgrades Pearson to 'buy'

Deutsche Bank upgraded Pearson on Tuesday to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’ and hiked the price target to 900p from 625p as it said the educational publisher was "turning over a new leaf".

20 Jun
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ShoreCap reiterates 'positive view' on Begbies Traynor

ShoreCap analyst Vivek Raja reiterated his "positive view" on shares of Begbies Traynor following equally positive press coverage of the business recovery specialist at the weekend.

20 Jun
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RBC Capital Markets raises target price on Paragon Banking

Analysts at RBC Capital Markets raised their target price on specialist finance provider Paragon Banking Group from 560. 0p to 600. 0p on Monday following the firm's first-half results.

20 Jun
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Berenberg lowers target price on ITM Power

Analysts at Berenberg lowered their target price on energy storage and clean fuel company ITM Power from 225. 0p to 185. 0p on Monday, stating risks to both consensus expectations and the stock’s rating remained "skewed to the downside".

20 Jun
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Canaccord Genuity downgrades EMIS Group to 'hold'

Analysts at Canaccord Genuity downgraded healthcare software provider EMIS Group from 'buy' to 'hold' on Monday after the company became the latest M&A target in the UK mid-market technology sector late last week.

17 Jun
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Opportunity knocks, BofA says

Financial markets have reached a critical juncture with positioning across asset classes as bearish as at any time seen since August 2002, July 2008, 11 September, September 2015, January 2016 and March 2020, but opportunity might be about to knock on investors' door, said strategists at Bank of America.

17 Jun
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Liberum slashes target price on Asos following profit warning

Analysts at Liberum slashed their target price on clothing retailer Asos from 1,500. 0p to 900. 0p on Friday following "another profit warning" from the company.

17 Jun
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Berenberg lowers target price on Hargreaves Lansdown

Analysts at Berenberg lowered their target price on financial services company Hargreaves Lansdown from 1,250. 0p to 925. 0p on Friday, stating there were "few tailwinds to fight near-term headwinds".

16 Jun
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Citi reiterates ‘buy’ on Virgin Money, nudges up price target

Citi reiterated its ‘buy’ rating on Virgin Money on Thursday as it lifted the price target to 320p from 315p.

16 Jun
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Liberum maintains 'hold' rating on Boohoo

Analysts at Liberum reiterated their 'hold' rating on retailer Boohoo on Thursday following the group's "weak start" to the trading year.

16 Jun
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Barclays upgrades Victrex, downgrades Synthomer

Barclays upgraded Victrex on Thursday and downgraded Synthomer as it took a look at European chemical stocks.

16 Jun
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Berenberg lowers target price on DiscoverIE

Analysts at Berenberg lowered their target price on electronic components manufacturer DiscoverIE from 1,150. 0p to 920. 0p on Thursday but stated they still sensed "an opportunity" for investors.

15 Jun
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RBC slashes Ferguson target price on rising discount rates

Analysts at RBC slashed their target price for Ferguson's shares in response to rising market interest rates and the "limited" number of short-term catalysts for the shares.

15 Jun
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Credit Suisse upgrades Schroders, downgrades Abrdn

Credit Suisse upgraded Schroders on Wednesday and downgraded Abrdn as it took a look at European asset managers, saying its strongest conviction in the sector remains ‘outperform’ rated Man Group.