Hunting: Canaccord downgrades to hold with a target price of 850p.
Ibstock said the start of its financial year was slower than expected as the brick maker was affected by extreme late-winter weather.
Ibstock updated the market on its CEO succession plan on Friday, confirming that Joe Hudson would be appointed as chief executive with effect from 4 April, on completion of the handover period with retiring CEO Wayne Sheppard.
Capita: Shore Capital Markets upgrades to hold.
Britain's housing shortage and high demand for clay bricks helped Ibstock record a 12% rise in full year adjusted pre-tax profits to £88.3m.
Analysts at Numis Securities took a look at the current position of the brick industry in the UK on Tuesday, concluding that while sales volumes across the nation were expected to remain "broadly flat", supply and demand dynamics remained attractive, and forecast higher prices too.
Brick maker Ibstock reported 4% revenue growth for 2017 as UK demand increased as the year went on, but the US was squeezed by a more competitive new build market.
Thomas Cook Group plc: Morgan Stanley upgrades to overweight with a target price of 140p.
Ibstock announced on Wednesday that Wayne Sheppard has notified the board of his intention to retire in 2018 after 22 years with the group - including the last two as chief executive.
Brick-maker Ibstock grew revenue 8% and underlying pre-tax profits 14% in the first half of the year as it invested in extra UK capacity to meet housing demand but reported a slowdown in its smaller US business.
Provident Financial: RBC downgrades to Sector Perform with a target price of 2650p.
Clay brick and concrete products manufacturer Ibstock updated the market on its trading in the four months to 30 April on Wednesday morning, ahead of its annual general meeting being held in London during the afternoon.
Consensus is too conservative on Ibstock, analysts at Barclays said, reiterating their 'overweight' recommendation on the shares with an improved target price of 285.0p.
Standard Chartered: Investec downgrades to Sell with a target price of 690p.
Analysts at Barclays sounded a positive note on Ibstock following the full placement of Bain Capital's share, raising their target price on the stock.
Shares in the Main High Street banking groups were sideswiped at the end of the week after US President Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal he liked a low interest rate policy, although shares in the so-called challenger banks fared better .
Stock Spirits: Numis upgrades to Add with a target price of 200p.
Ibstock's 2016 revenues rose due to a stronger second half from increased activity in the housing sector, while the brick manufacturer remains cautious due to uncertainties surrounding Brexit.
Britain's largest brick manufacturer Ibstock anticipates full year earnings will be on target as revenue rose due to growing house builder activity in the second half of the year, while brick imports declined.
Big Oil again lent its heft to the market´s advance after Russia and Saudi Arabia unveiled an agreement to collaborate in the energy space.