** Hargreaves Lansdown up c3 pct, among the top FTSE 100 gainers after a slew of PT hikes following solid quarterly results on Wednesday
** JP Morgan raises PT to 1200p from 1160p (rating “neutral”); RBC increases PT to 1400p from 1025p, raises to “sector perform” from “underperform”
** RBC reckons stock remains well-positioned as the leading incumbent in a growing market, but flags valuation concerns
** Hargreaves’ forward P/E growth at 125 pct premium to its peers, according to Thomson Reuters data, (and is the most expensive on almost any metric vs peers)
** Hedge fund manager Man Group climbs c.4 pct after recording net inflows for the first time this year.
** Panmure upgrades PT to 185p from 180p; raises to “buy” from “hold”
** Other financials such as Aberdeen, Schroders and Jupiter up 1-2 pct (RM: firstname.lastname@example.org)