Croda International plc: Berenberg upgrades to buy with a target price of 5,000p.
Sports Direct: Goldman Sachs upgrades to Neutral with a target price of 350p.
NCC Group, the IT security and escrow specialist, reported a big swing to losses for the full year but held its dividend and presented the results of a strategic review.
Cyber security companies Sophos and NCC rallied on Monday on the back of the WannaCry ransomware attack which started to spread on Friday, hitting the NHS, Renault, Nissan and scores of other organisations across the globe.
South32: HSBC upgrades to Buy with a target price of 185p.
NCC Group, the independent global cyber security and risk mitigation expert, has announced that its chairman Paul Mitchell intends to step down by the end of the year on 31 May 2017.
As shares in Paysafe and NCC Group took a hammering, directors in both FTSE 250 companies upped their skin in the game.
Cyber-security expert NCC Group has come clean on the details of an expected profit shortfall arising from losses and delays of several contracts in the core IT assurance division.
NCC Group has acquired Boston-based information, network and application security consultancy Virtual Security Research for up to $6m in cash.
Shares in Petra Diamonds shined bright at the start of the week as the outfit reported what one analyst described as first quarter results which were "very much in-line" with expectations.
Informa got a boost on Friday as Berenberg upgraded the stock to 'buy' from 'hold' and lifted the price target to 800p from 740p.
Canaccord Genuity cut its rating on NCC Group to 'sell' from 'hold on Friday and lowered its target price to 194p from 297p after the cyber security company warned that profit growth will be hit by "a number of setbacks".
NCC Group warned that profits growth will be hit by "a number of setbacks" in its core IT assurance division that included the cancellation of three large contracts, the deferral of another and delays with renewals of some contracts in managed services.
NCC Group said its chief financial officer Atul Patel has resigned from the board with immediate effect and will leave the group in February next year, possibly before if his successor is appointed.
Cyber security and risk mitigation consultant NCC's full year revenues grew as they joined the FTSE 250 index but it also raised concerns about cyber security in light of Brexit.
Countrywide: Jefferies reiterates buy with a target price of 600p.
Cyber security group NCC said revenues for the 10 months to end March soared 60% to £166m, adding that it was on track to meet full year expectations.
Cyber security firm NCC Group said half year operating profits rose to 26% to £15.7m, boosted by a 50% leap in revenue to £93.5m.
Online security consultant NCC Group has agreed the acquisition of AIM-listed rival Accumuli Group for £55m.
Information assurance start-up firm NCC Group said its half-year revenues jumped thanks to a strong performance in its assurance and Escrow divisions.