Date: Friday 09 Mar 2012
- Top UK stock recommendations of the day
LONDON (ShareCast) - ITV: Goldman Sachs raises price target to 137p from 102p, keeps at buy.
Admiral: UBS hikes target from 890p to 1,085p, neutral rating unchanged. Bank of America-Merrill Lynch downgrades to underperform from neutral.
AGA Rangemaster: Merchant Securities reiterates buy rating and 102p target.
Cairn Energy:Societe Generale upgrades to buy from hold.
Aggreko: Investec ups target from 2,250p to 2,500p, reiterates buy rating.
Aviva: Nomura cuts target from 630p to 600p, buy rating kept.
BBA Aviation: Jefferies remains a buyer with a target of 250p.
BG Group: UBS ups target from 1,635p to 1,785p, buy recommendation maintained; Goldman Sachs downgrades from conviction buy to buy, target upped from 1,840p to 1,880p.
BT Group: Nomura reiterates buy recommendation and 285p target.
Burberry: AlphaValue downgrades to sell from reduce and raises target to 1,276.9p from 1,264.5p.
Dairy Crest: Peel Hunt upgrades from sell to hold, 320p target maintained.
Fresnillo: Deutsche Bank downgrades from buy to hold, target cut from 1,925p to 1,875p.
JD Wetherspoon: Investec cuts target from 577p to 536p, keeps buy rating; N+1 Brewin downgrades from hold to reduce, target cut from 443p to 375p.
Morrison: Nomura keeps buy rating and 350p target.
Old Mutual: Nomura reiterates neutral rating and 150p target.
Royal Dutch Shell: Bernstein downgrades from outperform to neutral, target lifted from 2,300p o 2,410p.
SABMiller: Natixis downgrades from buy to neutral, target left at 2,650p.
Smith & Nephew: Goldman Sachs downgrades from buy to neutral, target cut from 740p to 710p.
Spirax-Sarco: UBS lifts target to 2,200p from 1,900p, neutral rating maintained.
Spirent Communications: Nomura raises target from 130p to 147p, neutral rating kept.
SThree: Goldman Sachs upgrades from buy to conviction buy, target lifted from 346p to 407p; Peel Hunt downgrades from buy to hold, target left at 265p.
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