EUROPE RESEARCH ROUNDUP-EasyJet, Hikma, Kosmos Energy Feb 27 (Reuters) - Securities analysts revised their ratings and price targets on several European companies, including EasyJet, Hikma and Kosmos Energy, on Tuesday. HIGHLIGHTS * EasyJet EZJ.L : JP Morgan cuts target price to 680p from 690p * Hikma HIK.L : Berenberg raises target price to 2000p from 1960p * Kosmos Energy Ltd KOS.L : Panmure Gordon raises target price to 762p from 744p * L'Oreal OREP.PA : Berenberg raises to buy from hold; rai
BRIEF-Lloyds Commences Share Buyback Worth 2 Bln Stg Feb 23 (Reuters) - Lloyds Banking Group PLC LLOY.L : SHARE BUYBACK PROGRAMME COMMENCES LAUNCHING A SHARE BUYBACK PROGRAMME TO REPURCHASE UP TO £2 BILLION OF ORDINARY SHARES Source text for Eikon: ID:nRSW2489Ea Further company coverage: LLOY.L
PRESS DIGEST-British Business - Feb 23 Feb 23 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. The Times - UK-listed drugmaker Indivior INDV.L has begun consulting shareholders on shifting its primary listing to the United States by the middle of this year.
Lloyds says it faces money laundering controls investigation By Iain Withers and Lawrence White LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Britain's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has opened an investigation into Lloyds Banking Group's LLOY.L anti-money laundering controls, the lender disclosed in its annual report on Thursday. Lloyds said the investigation related to its compliance with money laundering rules in Britain and the FCA's rules and principles of business, with a focus on its controls framework.
BREAKINGVIEWS-Lloyds motor claims crash has a well-padded airbag The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are their own. LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Lloyds Banking Group LLOY.L has started the ball rolling on another claims saga. The Financial Conduct Authority is looking into whether companies like the UK lender, Volkswagen Financial Services and Close Brothers CBRO.L overcharged customers taking out financing agreements when they leased cars, by sett