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Imperial Tobacco Group PLC Downgraded to “Buy” at Goldman Sachs (IMT)

Goldman Sachs cut shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (LON:IMT) to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. The firm currently has GBX 2,780 ($46.51) price target on the stock. Goldman Sachs has also taken action a number of other stocks recently. The firm upgraded shares of SouFun Holdings Ltd from a neutral rating to a buy rating. The firm now has a $16.20 price target on that stock. Also, Goldman Sachs reiterated its neutral rating on shares of Barclays. Shares of Imperial... 
 

Travis Perkins plc Receives New Coverage from Analysts at Westhouse Securities (TPK)

Westhouse Securities assumed coverage on shares of Travis Perkins plc (LON:TPK) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, Analyst Ratings.Net reports. The firm issued a neutral rating and a GBX 1,558 ($26.07) price target on the stock. Travis Perkins plc (LON:TPK) traded up 1.58% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 1803.0001. 708,283 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Travis Perkins plc has a 1-year low of GBX 1390.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 2000.00. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 1901. and its... 
 

Oxford BioMedica plc Given “Neutral” Rating by Edison Group Analysts (OXB)

Edison Group reiterated their neutral rating on shares of Oxford BioMedica plc (LON:OXB) in a research report released on Thursday, AnalystRatingsNetwork.com reports. “Oxford BioMedica’s near-term outlook is highly dependent on the outcome of Sanofi’s decision on whether or not to opt in to the RetinoStat programme (a decision is expected by end-14). The longer term could benefit from an emerging manufacturing business, license income from the patent estate and other pipeline products. However, the current cash runway only extends to... 
 

Rio Tinto plc’s Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Nomura (RIO)

Nomura reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO) in a report released on Thursday, American Banking and Market News reports. Nomura currently has a GBX 3,700 ($61.90) price objective on the stock. A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on RIO. Analysts at UBS AG reiterated a buy rating on shares of Rio Tinto plc in a research note on Wednesday. They now have a GBX 4,000 ($66.92) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Citigroup Inc. cut their price target on shares of Rio Tinto plc from GBX 3,950... 
 

Goodbody Stockbrokers Ltd Reiterates Buy Rating for Wolseley plc (WOS)

Goodbody Stockbrokers Ltd reiterated their buy rating on shares of Wolseley plc (LON:WOS) in a research note released on Thursday morning, AnalystRatings.Net reports. They currently have a GBX 3,970 ($66.42) target price on the stock. Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Westhouse Securities initiated coverage on shares of Wolseley plc in a research note on Thursday. They set a neutral rating and a GBX 3,517 ($58.84) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Berenberg Bank reiterated a hold rating... 
 

Deutsche Bank Reiterates Sell Rating for Antofagasta plc (ANTO)

Deutsche Bank reiterated their sell rating on shares of Antofagasta plc (LON:ANTO) in a research note released on Thursday morning, Stock Ratings Network reports. They currently have a GBX 725 ($12.13) target price on the stock. Deutsche Bank has also modified their ratings on a number of other stocks in the few days. The firm lowered its price target on shares of Apollo Global Management LLC from $32.00 to $29.00. Also, Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of AB Volvo (ADR) from a sell rating to a hold rating. Finally, Deutsche Bank lowered its... 
 

GlaxoSmithKline plc’s Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Societe Generale (GSK)

Societe Generale reissued their buy rating on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON:GSK) in a research report released on Thursday morning, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. Societe Generale currently has a GBX 1,981 ($33.14) price objective on the stock. GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON:GSK) opened at 1559.00 on Thursday. GlaxoSmithKline plc has a 1-year low of GBX 1528.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 1816.00. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 1647.93 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 1614.. The company’s market cap is £74.694 billion. Several... 
 

Numis Securities Ltd Upgrades Xaar plc to “Buy” (XAR)

Xaar plc (LON:XAR) was upgraded by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, AnalystRatings.NET reports. The firm currently has a GBX 1,200 ($20.08) target price on the stock. Numis Securities Ltd’s price target suggests a potential upside of 40.19% from the stock’s previous close. A number of other firms have also recently commented on XAR. Analysts at Investec upgraded shares of Xaar plc to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday.... 
 
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