Best of the Brokers for 04 November 2013

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G4S
Numis has an “add” rating on the outsourcing giant and a target price of 300p ahead of an investor day tomorrow. The broker expects the firm to set out a rejuvenated set of best practices alongside a two to three per cent rise in organic revenue growth.

GO-AHEAD
UBS has cut the travel group from “neutral” to “sell” but raised its target from 1,500p to 1,550p, as part of a review of the new businesses open to bus and rail businesses. The broker sees scope for a UK-listed firm to win Gemany’s rail franchises and sees Stagecoach as well-positioned in the US.

JD WETHERSPOON
Peel Hunt has tells investors to “buy” the pub chain and has a target of 842p ahead of a trading update on Wednesday. The broker is predicting like-for-like sales growth of between 2.5 and three per cent, though it adds that margins might have slipped.