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Citywire Top Stocks Daily News Digest

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All the news from across the web about the companies featured in Citywire's Top Stocks

Barclays PLC

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  • Jags Report: Barclays Capital reaffirmed its overweight rating on Afren with a target price of $3.38 on the stock
  • Daily Mail: Shaikh Khan, a Barclays manager, has been jailed for stealing £10,000 from an elderly millionaire's account

BG Group PLC

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  • Fox Business: BG Group and its consortium partners on Tuesday announced the start of commercial production at the Sapinhoa field in block BM-S-9 offshore Brazil

Debenhams PLC

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  • Bloomberg: Debenhams fell 7.7% to 108.1 pence in London on Tuesday, its largest slump in almost four years
  • MarketWatch: Debenhams on Tuesday reported comparable sales for the five weeks to 5 January up 5%, while comparable sales for the 18 weeks to 5 January were up 2.9%

Diageo PLC

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  • Rediff Business: Diageo has submitted details sought by Indian market regulator Sebi regarding its open offer for buying stake in Vijay Mallya-led United Spirits

DS Smith PLC

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  • ShareCast: Steve Dryde, the Group Finance Director of DS Smith is stepping down after accepting a role at a private equity backed business

Experian PLC

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  • Jags Report: Jefferies Group reissued hold rating on shares of Experian with a $18.53 target price on the stock

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • Financial Times: HSBC’s $9.4 billion sale of its stake in China’s Ping An Insurance has been thrown into doubt after Thai buyer CP Group lost funding for some of the 15.6% shareholding
  • The Daily Telegraph: Goldman Sachs and HSBC are expected to become the latest banks to settle with the US authorities over allegations they improperly foreclosed on homeowners

Legal and General Group PLC

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  • FT Adviser: Legal & General’s managing director of investments Simon Ellis is leaving the group

Barclays PLC

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  • Jags Report: Barclays Capital reaffirmed overweight rating on shares of Premier Oil with a $9.67 target price on the stock

Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC

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  • Stockhouse: Rolls-Royce has acquired PKMJ Technical Services, a nuclear engineering services business in the US
  • 4-traders: Rolls-Royce has won a £26 million order to provide an integrated design, power and propulsion and equipment package for four Rolls-Royce UT 771 CDL offshore supply vessels to be built at COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard in China

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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  • The Guardian: The Obama administration ordered a sweeping review of Shell's plans to drill in the Arctic on Tuesday, after a series of mishaps ending with the New Year grounding of the company's Kulluk rig

Shire PLC

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  • 4-traders: Shire has signed an agreement to acquire Lotus Tissue Repair of Cambridge, MA, a privately held biotechnology company
  • Reuters: Shire sees 2013 earnings in line with expectations

Taylor Wimpey PLC

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  • Daily Political: Taylor Wimpey’s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Deutsche Bank; they currently have a $1.25 target price on the stock

Vodafone Group PLC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: Vodafone shareholders could be in line for a windfall, after the boss of US telecoms giant Verizon Communications said it may buy Vodafone out of their joint mobile business

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