G4S: Kepler Cheuvreux initiates at buy with at a target price of 310p.
Credit Suisse cut its stance on ASOS to 'underperform' from 'neutral' on Monday and slashed the price target to 6,075p from 7,050p, saying the first-half results exposed some of the challenges of its growth model as customer growth moderated and the tailwind from FX this past year and a half largely ran its course.
AIM-listed property fund manager and investor First Property said on Monday that its full-year pre-tax profit for 2018 should be in line with market expectations.
Ocado: JP Morgan downgrades to neutral with a target price of 505p.
Centrica: HSBC downgrades to reduce with a target price of 120p.
Interim results from ASOS lends further support to broker Canaccord Genuity's thesis that the cost of the retailer's growth will continue to come in ahead of market expectations, "making its valuation hard to justify".
ASOS was under pressure on Wednesday despite posting a 10% jump in first-half pre-tax profit, as the online fashion retailer's numbers were a little light and it announced an increase in capital expenditure to facilitate additional distribution and logistics facilities.
Retailers were among the big movers in London on Friday as Citi adjusted its ratings on several stocks as part of a broader note on European general retail.
Card Factory and Superdry got a boost on Wednesday as Liberum upgraded both stocks to 'buy' from 'hold' in a note on the general retail sector.
ASOS said on Friday that chief financial officer Helen Ashton will be leaving the online fashion retailer in the summer.
ASOS was sitting pretty on Tuesday as Jefferies and Shore Capital extolled its virtues.
ASOS can quadruple revenue in the next decade, Goldman Sachs analysts said as the investment bank increased its share price target for the online fashion retailer.
Diageo plc: Berenberg retains hold with a target price of 2,550p.
Just Eat was the standout gainer on the FTSE 100 on Friday as RBC Capital Markets mulled over its M&A prospects.
Total sales at ASOS rose 30% in the four months to the end of December, as same-day delivery and the online fashion retailer's 'try before you buy' offers bore fruit.
Deutsche Bank upgraded online fashion retailer ASOS to 'buy' from 'hold' and hiked the price target to 7,400p from 5,800p.