WPP: Berenberg downgrades to sell with a target price of 1,075p.
Close Brothers Group plc: Berenberg downgrades to hold with a target price of 1,530p.
The Restaurant Group plc: Berenberg reiterates sell with a target price of 220p.
Burford Capital rocketed on Wednesday as the AIM-listed finance and investment management company reported a 130% jump in full-year net profit as income surged.
AIM-listed finance and investment management firm Burford Capital, which focuses on law, has agreed to sell its investment in the Teinver matter for $107m in cash.
Leading global finance firm focused on law Burford Capital announced on Thursday sterling conversion rates for the 2017 interim dividend.
Hikma Pharmaceuticals: Goldman Sachs downgrades to Neutral with a target price of 1310p.
AstraZeneca: Morgan Stanley downgrades to Equal Weight with a target price of 4700p.
Burford Capital, the litigation funding group, announced that a "favourable decision" had been reached in an arbitration matter regarding one of its investments on Friday, though it might not receive any or all of the amount.
The Mail on Sunday's Midas column reviewed the trio of stocks it recommended to readers in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, CVS Group, Joules and Burford Capital, sounding a confident note on all three, but said investors might be inclined to take some profits on the latter two.
Shares in legal finance firm Burford Capital soared nearly 12% as it announced it had agreed to buy rival GKC Holdings, a law-focused investment manager, for $160m in cash and loan notes.
Buy shares in B&M European Value Retail said the Sunday Times' Inside the City column. As the referendum decision to leave the EU sends the economy into a recession, discounters like B&M should do well. The business model is to attract customers with value groceries and then offer bargain-basement brands that are bought in vast bulk or with some non-grocery items made for B&M out in Asia. B&M's gross profit margin was above 34% in the last two years.
John Laing Group finance director Patrick Bourke splashed out £137,000 worth of shares at a price of 228.25p in the infrastructure investor, bumping up his stake as the company bumps up its dividend payouts.
Burford Capital has announced it is giving additional funding to law firm Hausfeld to take on Volkswagen AG after the emissions scandal.
Burford Capital said on Monday its US litigation portfolio investments generated $61m in gross cash and profits of $36m.
Equity investment company Burford Capital said 2014 was a year of robust capital demand with new investments and increasing activity levels.
Asos'schief operating officer, Nick Beighton, who has been promoted or perhaps demoted from finance director after three profit warnings in the last seven months, increased his skin in the game with a significant share purchase on Wednesday morning after the company unveiled final results.
Burford Capital, an investment capital and risk solutions for litigation company, saw an 89% increase in the first-half of the year in its profit before tax due to strong investment returns.
Burford Capital, which provides litigation finance, has seen "continued strong investment returns" in the first half of the year.
African Barrick Gold: Deutsche Bank raises target price from 240p to 310p and keeps a hold recommendation.