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Barclays hikes Royal Mail price target on growth expectations

Barclays hiked its price target on Royal Mail to 640p from 550p on Thursday, citing expectations of growth in FY23. The bank said it expects “solid” Christmas trading, as indicated by the recent ‘Barclays UK Spend Trends’ discretionary retail spend signal. “UK domestic volumes continue to be supported by antigen …

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FTSE 100 movers: Sainsbury’s slumps; Polymetal shines

London’s FTSE 100 was down 0.4% at 7,079.43 in afternoon trade on Tuesday. Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s was the worst performer on the index. Susannah Streeter, senior investment and markets analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said it could be down to nervousness about trips to bricks and mortar supermarkets amid worries about …

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Thursday preview: Philly Fed, Royal Mail in the spotlight

The key data release on Thursday was expected to be the Philly Fed´s regional manufacturing index, which economists believed would reveal a small improvement in activity levels for the month of November. As ever, investors would likely also be keeping close tabs on the latest weekly unemployment claims figures. The …

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UBS downgrades Royal Mail to ‘sell’, shares tumble

Royal Mail shares tumbled on Wednesday as UBS downgraded them to ‘sell’ from ‘buy’ and cut the price target to 440p from 590p. The bank said risks to opex were increasing, with potential pricing pressure in UK Parcel. UBS cut its FY22/23 EBIT estimates by 8%/15%, mainly driven by higher …

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