Best of the Brokers

BRITISH LAND
UBS has upgraded the property firm from a “neutral” rating to “buy”, citing reduced risk from the company’s “ageing portfolio”. UBS upped British Land’s target price to 580p.

COMPASS GROUP
Analysts at Nomura have upped their guidance on the caterer, increasing the price target from 800p to 832p on the back of improving sales and margins. It retains its “buy” guidance.

DARTY
N+1 Singer has upgraded the electrical goods retailer to a “buy” on news it will sell its lossmaking Italian business. London-listed Darty has operations in four other countries.