<strong>TATE &amp; LYLE</strong><strong></strong><br />Credit Suisse raised its forecasts for Tate &amp; Lyle by four per cent for next year and seven per cent for the following year, upped its price target to 550p, from 300p, and upgraded its rating to &ldquo;outperform&rdquo;. The broker notes that the starch business is holding up and said that the new chief executive will be a positive influence.<br /><br /><strong>SPEEDY HIRE</strong><br />Noble&nbsp; said that Speedy Hire is under-performing its peers in challenging markets, which is odd as it has dominant market positions and a reputation for management and operational prowess. It questions the firm&rsquo;s internal health and whether restructuring lies ahead, and downgraded it to &ldquo;negative&rdquo; from &ldquo;neutral&rdquo;.<br /><br /><strong>INCHCAPE</strong><br />Analysis of potential operational gearing benefits, combined with anticipation of an improved like-for-like sales trend in the third quarter, led Investec to upgrade its pre-tax profit forecasts for Inchcape by 14 per cent per annum. The broker increased its target price to 41p, from 27p, and moved its recommendation to &ldquo;buy&rdquo;.