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UK defence company Ultra Electronics on Friday said it was minded to recommend a £2.58bn takeover bid from Cobham to shareholders.
Analysts at Barclays raised their target price for AJ Bell but stayed at 'underweight' on the shares, telling clients they preferred to play "supportive" themes in UK wealth post-Covid through adviser platform peer IntegraFin.
London stocks rose in early trade on Friday as investors mulled the latest UK retail sales data.
London stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday as investors mull the latest UK retail sales data.
UK retail sales rose between May and June, helped along by the Euros, according to figures released on Friday by the Office for National Statistics.