Hammerson: Jefferies upgrades to hold with a target price of 540p.
Hochschild Mining reported record first quarter attributable production in an update on Wednesday, with 4.7 million ounces of silver and 69,030 ounces of gold produced in the period.
Hochschild Mining reported a drop in full-year profit and earnings on Wednesday despite a rise in revenue, as it said production is expected to double this year.
Rightmove: JP Morgan upgrades to neutral with a target price of 4,168p.
RBC Capital Markets downgraded Hochschild Mining to 'sector perform' from 'outperform' on valuation grounds, keeping the price target at 260p.
Hochschild Mining has kicked off the process to redeem $294.8m of its outstanding bonds in order to significantly reduce its interest payments.
London-based gold and silver miner Hochschild said interim pre-tax profits fell 33.8% to $39.9m (£30.9m) as higher costs hit the bottom line.
Steel-maker Evraz rolled to the top of the leaderboard on the second-tier index in another risk-on day for metals generally speaking and for Chinese rebar futures in particular.
Hochschild Mining reported 'robust' attributable production in its second quarter on Wednesday, with 4.2 million ounces of silver, 60,815 ounces of gold, 9.3 million silver equivalent ounces and 126,007 gold equivalent ounces.
Hochschild Mining's silver and gold production increased in the first quarter as the miner remained on track to meet its 2017 targets.
Shares in JD Sports were at the top of the of the leaderboard for the second tier index in afternoon trading after the company posted annual profits before tax that were up 56%.
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.
Shares in gold miner Hochschild Mining stumbled lower after chairman Eduardo Hochschild sold almost £42m worth of stock on Friday.
Hochschild Mining posted its preliminary results for the 12 months to 31 December on Wednesday, describing financial performance and cash generation as "strong" as revenue rose to $688.2m, from $469.1m in 2015.
The latest raft of earnings reports was the main driver behind sector movements on Thursday afternoon, with Non-life insurers and Mining shares leading the way.
The FTSE 250 closed the session down 0.19% to 18,377.37 points.
Hochschild Mining has suspended operations at its Inmaculada mine in southern Peru following a fatal accident involving two contractors on Tuesday.
Shares of Industrial Metals and Mining firms led gains on Tuesday as a weaker dollar, supportive news-flow for crude oil and copper futures and low trading volumes in the latter lifted commodity prices.
The FTSE 250 index rose 0.26% to 18,190.37 in the late afternoon.
Cyclicals led the advance, led by Automobile stocks such as GKN and construction outfits like CRH, both of which benefit from bets on an improving world economy, especially in the States.