Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Portfolio

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Portfolio

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BUY PREZZO Buy shares in pizza chain Prezzo, says Evolution Securities, which reckons the stock is "as sweet as pie". The firm's pre-tax profit for 2009 came in at [pounds sterling]10.3 million, beating Evo's forecast by 12%. "The new year has also started well," analysts say. As a consequence, they have upgraded their Prezzo forecasts for this year and next, and raised their target price to 55p, from 40p. "Prezzo should continue to generate rising surplus cash, despite restarting new openings and buying freeholds," analysts at the stockbroker say. Evo adds: "The stock has risen by 30% this year but still remains good value."

SELL ENTERPRISE INNS KBC Peel Hunt follows a host of brokers by calling last orders on pubco Enterprise Inns. Analysts note that the firm's debt level in March stood at [pounds sterling]3.4 million, down from the [pounds sterling]3.56 million bill in September, but they still reckon that the debt level at present is "simply too high for many investors". …

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