Paragon: Numis upgrades to buy with a target price of 452p.
St James Place: Deutsche Bank upgrades to buy with a target price of 1,430p.
Specialist lender and banking company Paragon Banking Group issued its half year results for the six months ended 31 March on Thursday, reporting a 4.7% rise in underlying profit before tax to £73.4m.
Paragon Banking Group said on Friday that it has appointed senior independent director Fiona Clutterbuck as its new chairman with effect from 10 May, succeeding Bob Dench.
Paragon Banking Group confirmed on Tuesday that it is in the early stages of considering a possible acquisition of residential development finance lender Titlestone.
(WebFG News) - Esure: Peel Hunt upgrades to buy with a target price of 300p.
Moneysupermarket.com: Barclays downgrades to sector perform with a target price of 350p.
Bob Dench, the chairman of Paragon Banking Group, will be stepping down from the board after 14 years at the company to take up a new position as chairman of the Co-operative Bank.
Countrywide: Berenberg upgrades to hold with a target price of 95p.
The buy-to-let lending market provided a solid first quarter boost for mortgage and business finance specialist Paragon Banking Group despite changes in regulations.
Croda International plc: Berenberg upgrades to buy with a target price of 5,000p.
Paragon Banking Group posted a rise in full-year profit on Thursday thanks to a solid performance across its business lines.
Reckitt Benckiser: Morgan Stanley reiterates Overweight with a target price of 10,000p.
In a bid to accelerate its "transformation" into a diversified specialist banking institution, the Paragon Group of Companies revealed a "strategic reorganisation" of the group on Thursday.
Specialist lender and banking group Paragon reported "strong" new business for the financial year-to-date on Wednesday, with a further £575.7m in new lending completed in the third quarter, taking aggregate advances to £1.44bn for the nine months since 1 October.
Specialist lender and banking group, the Paragon Group of Companies, announced its half year results for the six months to 31 March on Tuesday, with underlying profit increasing 1.0% to £70.1m, as the company absorbed £5.5m of Tier 2 bond costs.
BT: Barclays reiterates overweight with a target price of 475p.
Banking group Paragon's first quarter profits were in line with expectations due to cost controls and good trends in high margins and volumes, as the company transitions to a lending and operational model.
Liberum initiated coverage of five challenger banks with three 'buy' recommendations and two 'hold' stances.
Paragon Group led to the upside on the back of a positive endorsement from broker Jefferies.