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Aker BP, Ascential, Var Energi



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March 22 (Reuters) -Securities analysts revised their ratings and price targets on several European companies, including Aker BP ASA, Ascential and Var Energi ASA, on Friday.


HIGHLIGHTS


* Aker BP ASA AKRBP.OL: JP Morgan cuts to neutral from overweight

* Aroundtown AT1.DE: Deutsche Bank cuts to sell from hold

* Ascential Plc ASCL.L: HSBC cuts to hold from buy

* Centamin Plc CEY.L: Liberum cuts to hold from buy

* Var Energi ASA VAR.OL: JP Morgan resumes coverage with overweight rating

Following is a summary of research actions on European companies reported by Reuters on Friday. Stock entries are in alphabetical order.

* ABN Amro Bank NV ABNd.AS: Exane BNP Paribas cuts to neutral from outperform

* Aker BP ASA AKRBP.OL: JP Morgan cuts target price to NOK 330 from NOK 385

* Aker BP ASA AKRBP.OL: JP Morgan cuts to neutral from overweight

* Alpha Bank ACBr.AT: Deutsche Bank raises target price to EUR 2.2 from EUR 2.15

* Anglo American AAL.L: Citigroup cuts target price to 2400p from 2600p

* Antofagasta ANTO.L: Citigroup raises target price to 2250p from 2100p

* Aroundtown AT1.DE: Deutsche Bank cuts target price to EUR 1.6 from EUR 2

* Aroundtown AT1.DE: Deutsche Bank cuts to sell from hold

* Ascential Plc ASCL.L: HSBC cuts to hold from buy

* Ascential Plc ASCL.L: HSBC raises target price to 320p from 310p

* BHP Group BHPB.L: Citigroup raises target price to 2500p from 2400p

* BNP Paribas BNPP.PA: JP Morgan raises target price to EUR 74 from EUR 72

* Boliden AB BOL.ST: Citigroup cuts target price to SEK 320 from SEK 330

* Bureau Veritas BVI.PA: Barclays raises target price to EUR 33 from EUR 28.5

* Bureau Veritas BVI.PA: Barclays raises to overweight from equal-weight

* Centamin Plc CEY.L: BofA Global Research cuts price objective to 150p from 160p

* Centamin Plc CEY.L: Liberum cuts to hold from buy

* Clasquin ALCLA.PA: Portzamparc raises PT to EUR 142.03; rating "Accumulate"

* Docmorris DOCM.S: Deutsche Bank raises target price to CHF 110 from CHF 102

* Dowlais Group Plc DWL.L: Barclays raises target price to 120p from 110p

* E ON SE EONGn.DE: Barclays raises target price to EUR 15 from EUR 14

* Edpr EDPR.LS: HSBC cuts target price to EUR 16.7 from EUR 19.5

* Energean Plc ENOG.L: BofA Global Research cuts price objective to 1,500p from 1,750p

* Energean Plc ENOG.L: Panmure Gordon raises target price to 1457p from 1453p

* Energias De Portugal EDP.LS: HSBC cuts target price to EUR 5 from EUR 5.2

* Eurobank EURBr.AT: Deutsche Bank raises target price to EUR 2.55 from EUR 2.4

* Georg Fischer AG GF.S: Stifel raises target price to CHF 78 from CHF 74

* Getlink GETP.PA: Morgan Stanley raises target price to EUR 19.4 from EUR 19.3

* HSBC HSBA.L: BofA Global Research raises price objective to 780p from 760p

* Hydro NHY.OL: Citigroup cuts target price to NOK 65 from NOK 71

* ING Groep NV INGA.AS: Exane BNP Paribas raises to outperform from neutral

* Ionos Group SE IOSn.DE: Barclays raises target price to EUR 24 from EUR 23.4

* Ionos Group SE IOSn.DE: JP Morgan raises target price to EUR 24 from EUR 19

* Ionos Group SE IOSn.DE: Morgan Stanley raises target price to EUR 26.1 from EUR 25.6

* Kering PRTP.PA: RBC cuts target price to EUR 440 from EUR 480

* Lenzing AG LENV.VI: Deutsche Bank cuts target price to EUR 35 from EUR 37

* Lonza Group AG LONN.S: JP Morgan raises target price to CHF 600 from CHF 500

* Lonza Group AG LONN.S: RBC raises target price to CHF 515 from CHF 430

* Metso Oyj METSO.HE: Citigroup raises target price to EUR 12 from EUR 11.6

* National Bank of Greece NBGr.AT: Deutsche Bank raises PT to EUR 8.95 from EUR 8.3

* Nemetschek SE NEKG.DE: Barclays raises target price to EUR 73 from EUR 63

* Nemetschek SE NEKG.DE: Berenberg raises target price to EUR 85 from EUR 78

* Nemetschek SE NEKG.DE: Morgan Stanley raises target price to EUR 85.5 from EUR 83.75

* Novozymes A/S NSISb.CO: BofA Global Research raises price objective to DKK 500 from DKK 480

* NSI NV NSTEc.AS: Berenberg cuts target price to EUR 23 from EUR 24

* Ocean Wilsons Holdings Ltd OCN.L: Peel Hunt raises target price to 2000p from 1750p

* Osb Group OSBO.L: Peel Hunt cuts target price to 420p from 469p

* Permanent Tsb PTSB.I: Deutsche Bank cuts target price to EUR 1.5 from EUR 2

* Piraeus Bank BOPr.AT: Deutsche Bank raises target price to EUR 4.2 from EUR 3.95

* Raiffeisen Bank International AG RBIV.VI: HSBC raises PT to EUR 25 from EUR 24

* Redrow Plc RDW.L: Berenberg cuts to hold from buy

* Redrow Plc RDW.L: Berenberg raises target price to 688p from 643p

* Rio Tinto RIO.L: Citigroup cuts target price to 6000p from 6400p

* Rolls Royce RR.L: Barclays raises target price to 430p from 409p

* SEB Group SEBa.ST: UBS cuts target price to SEK 148 from SEK 154

* SKF SKFb.ST: Deutsche Bank raises target price to SEK 215 from SEK 205

* St. James's Place SJP.L: RBC cuts target price to 500p from 950p

* St. James's Place SJP.L: RBC cuts to sector perform from outperform

* Thg Plc THG.L: Peel Hunt initiates with buy rating and 141p price target

* Var Energi ASA VAR.OL: JP Morgan resumes coverage with overweight rating

* Wienerberger AG WBSV.VI: Citigroup raises target price to EUR 38.5 from EUR 26.8

* Wienerberger AG WBSV.VI: Citigroup raises to buy from neutral


(Compiled by Bengaluru Newsroom)

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