Thursday broker round-up UPDATE

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LONDON (ShareCast) - Afren (LSE: AFR.L - news) : Morgan Stanley (Xetra: 885836 - news) takes target price from 215p to 220p and reiterates an overweight rating.

Alent: Bank of America starts with a target price of 370p and a buy recommendation.

Associated British Foods (LSE: ABF.L - news) : Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS-PB - news) moves its target price from 1160p to 1190p and maintains a sell rating.

AVEVA Group (LSE: AVV.L - news) : Morgan Stanley raises target price from 2070p to 2400p, but keeps its overweight rating.

Bodycote (LSE: BOY.L - news) : Citigroup (NYSE: C - news) increases target price from 390p to 440p, while downgrading from neutral to sell. Bank of America ups target price from 375p to 455p and stays with its underperform rating.

British American Tabacco: Goldman Sachs takes price target from 4220p to 4340p and reiterates a buy recommendation.

Cairn Energy (LSE: CNE.L - news) : Morgan Stanley reduces target price from 365p to 355p, while retaining its equal-weight rating.

Chemring Group (LSE: CHG.L - news) : UBS (Berlin: UBRA.BE - news) raises target price from 300p to 360p and upgrades to buy.

Dairy Chest Group: Goldman Sachs shifts its target price from 330p to 332p still recommending to sell.

Diageo (LSE: DGE.L - news) : Goldman Sachs increases target price from 2100p to 2220p and maintains a buy rating.

Diploma (LSE: DPLM.L - news) : Goldman Sachs moves target price from 600p to 610p reiterating a neutral rating.

Dunelm: Citigroup upgrades from neutral to buy.

Genel Energy (Other OTC: GEGYF - news) : Morgan Stanley ups target price from 785p to 865p, while the equal-weight rating remains unchanged.

Goals Soccer Centres: Panmure Gordon takes price target from 108p to 120p and reiterates a hold rating.

Hays (LSE: HAS.L - news) : Seymour Pierce increases target price from 90p to 100p and stays with its buy recommendation.

Hilton Food Group: Panmure Gordon raises target price from 315p to 360p and still recommends to buy.

IMI (LSE: IMI.L - news) : Bank of America ups target price from 1120p to 1280p and keeps its buy recommendation.

Imperial Tabacco Group: Goldman Sachs lowers target price from 2500p to 2470p and reiterates a neutral rating.

Invensys (LSE: ISYS.L - news) : Bank of America takes target price from 317p to 370p, while maintaing a buy rating.

JD Sports Fashion (LSE: JD.L - news) : Investec (LSE: INVP.L - news) cuts target price from 900p to 830p staying with its buy recommendation.

John Wood Group: Deutsche Bank (Xetra: 514000 - news) upgrades to buy with its target price at 870p.

London & Stamford Property: Morgan Stanley moves target price from 105p to 102p keeping an underweight rating.

Lonmin (LSE: LMI.L - news) : Goldman Sachs ups target price from 160p to 200p, while its sell recommendation remains unchanged.

Marks & Spencer (Other OTC: MAKSY - news) : Seymour Pierce reduces target price from 365p to 350p, while its hold recommendation is reiterated.

McBride (LSE: MCB.L - news) : Goldman Sachs shifts target price from 130p to 132p maintaining a neutral rating.

Melrose: Citigroup raises target price from 220p to 270p and upgrades from neutral to buy. Bank of America increases target price from 270p to 285p and still recommends to buy.

Monitise (Other OTC: MONIF - news) : Exane BNP Paribas starts with an underperform rating.

Morgan Crucible Company: Bank of America ups target price from 240p to 285p, while its neutral rating remains unchanged.

NetDimensions: Panmure Gordon lowers target price from 91p to 88p and maintains a buy recommendation.

Ophir Energy (Other OTC: OPGYF - news) : Morgan Stanley increases target price from 560p to 735p and upgrades to overweight.

Oxford Instruments (LSE: OXIG.L - news) : UBS initiates with a target price of 1700p and a buy recommendation.

Persimmon (Other OTC: PSMMF - news) : Goldman Sachs ups target price from 825p to 895p staying with its neutral rating.

Premier Oil (LSE: PMO.L - news) : Morgan Stanley moves target price from 425p to 420p maintaining an equal-weight rating.

PZ Cussons (LSE: PZC.L - news) : Goldman Sachs raises target price from 355p to 370p and retains its neutral rating.

Reckitt Benckiser Group: Goldman Sachs takes target price from 3970p to 4080p keeping its neutral rating.

Rentokil Initial (Other OTC: RKLIF - news) : HSBC (LSE: HSBA.L - news) lowers target price from 87p to 77p and downgrades to underweight.

Rotork (LSE: ROR.L - news) : Bank of America ups target price from 2440p to 2710p and stays with its neutral rating.

SAB Miller: Goldman Sachs reduces target price from 3525p to 3520p, while the buy rating is maintained.

Sage Group (LSE: SGE.L - news) : Morgan Stanley increases target price from 280p to 320p reiterating an equal-weight rating.

Sainsbury (LSE: SBRY.L - news) : HSBC cuts target price from 350p to 325p and downgrades to underweight.

Salamander Energy: Morgan Stanley reduces target price from 200p to 194p and retains an underweight rating.

Sinclair IS Pharma (Paris: GB0033856740 - news) : Investec lowers target price from 40p to 38p still recommending to buy.

Smiths Group (LSE: SMIN.L - news) : Bank of America raises target price from 1150p to 1170p maintaining its underperform rating.

SOCO International (LSE: SIA.L - news) : Morgan Stanley cuts target price from 355p to 340p, while keeping an underweight rating.

Spectris (Other OTC: SEPJF - news) : Bank of America raises target price from 1820p to 2080p, while downgrading to underperform.

Spirax-Sarco-Engineering (Milan: ENG.MI - news) : Bank of America moves target price from 2250p to 2500p, while its neutral rating is kept.

Tate & Lyle (LSE: TATE.L - news) : Goldman Sachs increases target price from 667p to 685p and reiterates a sell rating.

Tullow Oil (LSE: TLW.L - news) : Morgan Stanley ups target price from 1770p to 1780p, while maintaining an overweight rating.

Unilever (NYSE: UL - news) : Goldman Sachs increases target price from 3080p to 3160p and keeps its buy rating.

Vesuvius: Nomura and Bank of America initiate with a target price of 400p and a neutral rating.

Xcite Energy: Morgan Stanley takes price target from 166p to 160p and retains its overweight rating.

XP Power (LSE: XPP.L - news) : Investec raises target price from 1150p to 1300p staying with its buy recommendation.