Barclays downgraded Esure and Hastings Direct to 'equalweight' from 'overweight' as it took a look at the UK motor insurance sector.
RBC Capital Markets upped its stance on insurer Admiral to 'sector perform' from 'underperform' and bumped the price target up to 1,925p from 1,650p.
Morrisons: Bank of America upgrades to Buy with a target price of 275p.
UBS adjusted its ratings on UK motor insurers on Friday to reflect changes to the Ogden discount rate used to calculate lump sum payouts for personal injury claims, which was recently cut to -0.75% from 2.5%.
Changes to how compensation claims are calculated took some of the air out of Admiral's tires but the car insurer continues to be in good shape, The Times's Tempus argued.
Stocks in London spent Friday locked in sideways trade to finish marginally higher, relaxing at the end of a week studded with volatility and caution linked to interest rates, Brexit and Netherlands' elections.
Ahead of Thursday's ECB action, London's shares were trading near their lowest levels of the session around noon as a drop in oil and metals futures piled on the pressure.
Admiral: JPMorgan upgrades to Overweight with a target price of 2100p.
JP Morgan Cazenove has upgraded Admiral to an 'overweight' recommendation to reflect the non-life insurer's strong growth potential recent share price weakness.
Stocks in London ended Wednesday on a mixed note following a no-real-surprises Spring Budget from UK Chancellor Philip Hammond, with traders now looking ahead to the US Federal Reserve next week and European Central Bank tomorrow.
Stock Spirits: Numis upgrades to Add with a target price of 200p.
Admiral's full year profits fell by a quarter due to the government's recent changes to the 'Ogden' rate at which personal injury claims are calculated, though the non-life insurer's hefty dividend was held steady as underlying profits edged higher.
Shares in London closed little moved Thursday after their record-busting run higher yesterday, with traders pausing for breath at a veritable Mt Everest base camp and digesting a bunch of corporate results news.
Annette Court will take over as chair of insurance giant Admiral Group effective from April 2017.
Stocks in London ended Monday a little higher with gains among a resources-rich sweep of sectors beating falls in insurers and commercial property as the Tory rush to trigger Brexit hit another speed wobble in the form of Scottish indpendence
Newsflow out of the States and expectations for greater economic growth on the other side of the Pond was the common denominator in Monday's session.
Consumers face higher insurance premiums after a bigger-than-expected cut by the government in the discount rate to calculate personal injury claim awards led to insurers facing one-off write downs.
Whitbread: HSBC reiterates Buy with a target price of 4800p
After more than a decade and a half in the role, Admiral Group chairman Alastair Lyons has stepped down from the role as the industry enters an uncertain period.
Admiral's launch of a new app for first-time car owners has been postponed after Facebook blocked the insurer from sifting through the profiles of some of its users to determine what kind of driver they would be as this would breach its usage policy.