Randgold Resources: RBC upgrades to Sector Perform with a target price of 6600p.
Analysts at Numis reiterated their 'buy' recommendation and 9000p target price on Randgold Resources's shares despite its third quarter earnings 'miss' on the back of higher costs and lower gold sold as a proportion of output.
Randgold Resources posted a drop in profit and production for the third quarter, but said it was on track to meet its 2017 guidance.
Hikma Pharmaceuticals: Goldman Sachs downgrades to Neutral with a target price of 1310p.
Investors in precious metals miners' shares had a glint in their eye on Wednesday as Pyongang continued to make provocative remarks, with reports indicating the Hermit Kingdom was studying a possible missile strike against the US Pacific territory of Guam.
Randgold Resources said it sustained its "strong performance record" on Thursday, with second-quarter results that its board claimed positioned it well to achieve its guidance for 2017.
Randgold Resources' chief executive Mark Bristow said late on Wednesday that the company is hopeful it will be able to resolve a tax dispute with Mali's government, and that operations in the country are continuing to deliver a robust performance.
Randgold Resources was continuing to ramp up production at its Tongon gold mine in Côte d'Ivoire, tracking towards its 2017 target of 285,000 ounces, the company reported on Monday morning.
Randgold Resources issued an update on its Massawa gold project in Senegal on Thursday, announcing that the feasibility study was scheduled for completion by "the middle of next year", when a final decision on its development would be made.
Mothercare: Berenberg upgrades to Hold with a target price of 130p.
EasyJet: RBC upgrades to Sector Perform with a target price of 1325p.
Randgold Resources chief executive Mark Bristow sold £3.6m worth of shares in the mining group after recent quarterly results helped them bounce off a three-month low.
Barclays: Goldman Sachs downgrades to Sell with a target price of 180p.
Randgold Resources said on Thursday that it has made a strong start to 2017 and is on course to achieve its guidance for the year.
Stocks in London ended their Monday firmly ahead as investors took cheer from centrist and pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron winning the first round of France's presidential election.
Randgold Resources is seeking to extend the operation life of its Tongon gold mine in the Côte d'lvoire beyond its four-year lifespan.
Equities in London ended Thursday mixed, ahead of the Easter weekend, as investors headed for safe-haven assets after US President Donald Trump said the dollar was over valued.
Stocks in London surrendered a good portion of their early gains this afternoon as US-North Korea tensions ratcheted to new highs.
Stocks in London closed higher on the back of sterling weakness caused by displeasing UK data this morning, and helped by a rally in gold after the US launched a missile strike on an airbase in Syria which was behind an alleged chemical-weapons attack.
Equities in London held on to their early moderate gains on Tuesday to close the session on a positive note, helped throughout the day by weakness in sterling and despite a fall in UK construction growth.