The FTSE 250 gained ground on Wednesday, led by the likes of JD Sports and Telecom Plus.
SSE: RBC Capital Markets downgrades to sector perform with a target price of 1,350p.
Capita has agreed to sell its supplier assessment services business for £160m as the outsourcing company disposes of non-core operations following the collapse of rival Carillion.
Outsourcer Capita has extended its contract to provide customer management services to Npower until the end of 2021, in a deal worth more than £40m over three years.
Auto Trader Group: Berenberg upgrades to hold with a target price of 365p.
Capita was on the front foot on Friday as RBC Capital Markets upped the stock to 'outperform' from 'sector perform' and lifted the price target on the outsourcer to 200p from 185p.
Capita was given a lift on Thursday as Citi upgraded the outsourcer's shares to 'buy' for the first time in more than five years.
Business process management and outsourcing solutions provider Capita announced on Tuesday that it has agreed a £56m contract expansion with Transport for London.
Royal Mail: Berenberg downgrades to sell with a target price of 460p.
Outsourcing NHS services to private company Capita is resulting in "widespread failures", the UK's spending watchdog has said.
There was good and bad news for Capita on Tuesday as the outsourcer won a £37m claims handling contract with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, but hit the headlines after a report found that some of its staff used excessive restraint on asylum seekers on a removal flight out of the UK.
ZPG: RBC Capital Markets downgrades to sector perform with a target price of 490p.
Outsourcer Capita loaded 1bn new shares onto the market on Thursday as it completed its £701m rights issue priced at 70p per share, enabling the FTSE 250 firm to carry out its new strategy.
Smiths Group was a 'hold' for the Sunday Times' Inside the City column as chief executive Andy Reynolds Smith puts his shirt on full-year results from the engineering conglomerate in the autumn.
(WebFG News) - BAE Systems: Berenberg upgrades to buy with a target price of 700p.
(WebFG News) - Capita has confirmed plans for a £701m rights issue to enable it to carry out a new strategy after a "significant deterioration" in new business wins and business volumes that will continue to weigh on profits in 2018.
Capita was on the front foot on Tuesday as the outsourcer announced that its 11-year customer service contract with Volkswagen UK has been extended by two years.
Capita: Shore Capital Markets upgrades to hold.
Virgin Money Holdings: RBC Capital Markets downgrades to underperform with a target price of 250p.
Moneysupermarket.com: Barclays downgrades to sector perform with a target price of 350p.