BEST OF THE BROKERS

STHREE
Seymour Pierce upgraded the recruiter to a “buy” from “outperform” ahead of tomorrow’s trading update, with a target price of 330p. The broker notes SThree’s peers have indicated the jobs market is improving.

OCADO
Shore Capital maintains a “sell” rating on the grocer, with a target selling price of 157p. The broker says Ocado’s flotation in July has not boosted sales, and the lack of other figures makes forecasting risky.

PREZZO
Numis Securities rates the restaurant chain an “add” following its first-half results, with a target price of 58p. The broker has upgraded its forecasts by an average of 17 per cent, with EPS forecast at 4.4p.