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08 Aug
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Barclays raises target price on Hargreaves Lansdown, Deutsche Bank less confident following 'weak Q4'

Analysts at Barclays and Deutsche Bank both took a fresh look at financial services giant Hargreaves Lansdown following the release of the group's full-year results last week.

08 Aug
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JPMorgan upgrades L&G, downgrades Phoenix

In a note on the UK life insurance sector on Monday, JPMorgan Cazenove upped its stance on Legal & General but downgraded M&G and Phoenix Group.

05 Aug
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Citi sees Fed 2023 pivot, stays cautious on risk, long duration and US dollar

A so-called 'pivot' by the US central bank was likely, argued strategists at Citi, but company earnings growth remained a risk, prompting them to stay "cautious" on risk, long on duration and the US dollar.

05 Aug
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BofA strategists still see end game for S&P 500 below 3,600, US dollar as 'great short' of 2023

Equity strategists at BofA Securities recommended clients "short" the S&P 500 on moves above 4,342. 0, where the index's 200-day moving average was to be found and to fade it above 4,200 points.

05 Aug
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Jefferies downgrades Go-Ahead, lifts price target after improved takeover offer

Jefferies downgraded Go-Ahead on Friday to ‘hold’ from ‘buy’ as it lifted its price target to 1,550p from 1,320p to reflect the increased takeover offer from Kinetic and Globalvia.

05 Aug
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Barclays downgrades Hikma to ‘equalweight’ on Generics concerns

Barclays downgraded Hikma Pharmaceuticals on Friday to ‘equalweight’ from ‘overweight’ and cut the price target to 1,750p from 2,250p as it said a lack of visibility in the generics division was a real concern.

05 Aug
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Deutsche Bank raises target price on BAE Systems

Analysts at Deutsche Bank raised their target price on aerospace and defence giant BAE Systems from 860. 0p to 970. 0p on Friday, stating the group was "still in a sweet spot".

04 Aug
Credit Suisse and Barclays lower target price on Smith&Nephew

Analysts at Credit Suisse lowered their target price for shares of Smith&Nephew after what they described as a "mixed" set of interim results.

04 Aug
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RBC Capital cuts Travis Perkins target price after Toolstation miss

RBC Capital Markets cut its price target on shares of Travis Perkins on Thursday following the company’s first-half results earlier in the week.

04 Aug
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Canaccord Genuity upgrades Sage to 'buy'

Analysts at Canaccord Genuity upgraded software firm Sage from 'hold' to 'buy' on Thursday, stating the group was "more resilient than you think".

04 Aug
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Berenberg initiates coverage on Ergomed at 'buy'

Analysts at Berenberg initiated coverage on biopharmaceutical industry services provider Ergomed at 'buy' on Thursday, stating the group was "perfectly positioned".

03 Aug
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BofA lowers target for Fresnillo after 1H numbers, but stays at 'buy'

Analysts at Bank of America lowered their target price for shares of precious metals miner Fresnillo but reiterated their 'buy' recommendation following the outfit's latest interim figures.

03 Aug
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Berenberg downgrades Ascential to 'hold', slashes target price

Analysts at Berenberg downgraded business-to-business media firm Ascential from 'buy' to 'hold' on Wednesday and slashed their target price on the stock to 290. 0p from 450. 0p, stating it was now "cutting losses".

03 Aug
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Citi downgrades Centrica to ‘neutral’

Citi downgraded British Gas owner Centrica on Wednesday to ‘neutral’ from ‘buy’ following a 70%+ absolute share price performance since the beginning of last year.

03 Aug
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JPMorgan upgrades BAE Systems to ‘overweight’

JPMorgan Cazenove upgraded BAE Systems on Wednesday to ‘overweight’ from ‘neutral’ and lifted the price target to 965p from 870p, saying it now expects the company to deliver around 10% earnings per share growth per year through to 2025 - and probably beyond - with "quite low" risk.

02 Aug
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RBC Capital Markets slightly lowers target price on Anglo Pacific

Analysts at RBC Capital Markets moved their target price on mining giant Anglo Pacific slightly lower on Tuesday, citing near-term dilution, cutting its target for the stock from 340. 0p per share to 320. 0p.

02 Aug
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Deutsche Bank stays at 'buy' on Pearson after reassuring 1H numbers

Analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated their 'buy' recommendation for shares of Pearson, labelling the publishing and education outfit's latest interim numbers "reassuring".

02 Aug
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Berenberg raises target price on HSBC following Q2 earnings

Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on lender HSBC from 560. 0p to 625. 0p on Tuesday, stating the group's recent second-quarter earnings saw the company deliver "a clean enough sweep".

01 Aug
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BofA stays at 'buy' on HSBC after guidance for stronger than expected 2023 dividend

Analysts at Bank of America nudged their target price for shares of HSBC higher, from 751. 0p to 760. 0p, and reiterated their 'buy' recommendation after the lender guided towards a larger-than-expected dividend payout in 2023.

01 Aug
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Canaccord Genuity initiates coverage on Capital Limited

Analysts at Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on Africa-focussed full-scope mining services company Capital Limited on Monday with a 'buy' rating and a 140. 0p target price.