European stocks finished higher on Wednesday after a bumper day of earnings, while investors awaited news from a two-day policy meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve.» Read More
*Barclays raises Polycom Inc price target to $9 from $8; rating equal. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
Oct 9- Marathon Petroleum Corp:. *Barclays raises Marathon Petroleum Corp price target to $88 from $80;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
*Barclays raises Northeast Utilities price target to $45 from $43;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
*Barclays raises Delphi Automotive price target to $42 from $37;. *Barclays raises Visteon Corp price target to $53 from $47; rating. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
Oct 9- Greene King PLC:. *Barclays cuts Greene King Plc to equal weight from overweight. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.
*Barclays cuts Metro AG to equal weight from overweight; target. price to 23 euros from 32 euros. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.
Oct 9- Mitchells and Butlers PLC:. *Barclays raises Mitchells and Butlers Plc to overweight from equal. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.
*Barclays starts Turkish banks with a positive view. *Barclays starts Isbank Akbank Garanti with. overweight rating* Barclays starts Halkbank Yapi kredi with equal weight rating.
*Barclays starts coverage of the U.S. small-cap banks industry with neutral. *Barclays starts Associated Banc Corp with equal weight rating. *Barclays starts Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc with underweight rating.
MADRID, Oct 9- Spanish gas company Gas Natural. Barclays, CaixaBank, Citigroup, Mitsubishi and Societe Generale handled the sale. Improved financing conditions have prompted a run of Spanish corporate issues since the ECB announcement, including two from Telefonica, banks Santander and BBVA and utility Iberdrola.
CINCINNATI, Oct 9- Procter& Gamble Co's CEO stood behind the company's plan for increasing profit and sales at a drama-free annual meeting notable for the absence of William Ackman, the activist investor who has pushed hard for change in recent months at the world's largest maker of household products.
*Amazon's Epix deal includes pay-for-performance provision. *Amazon pays more than Netflix on per-sub basis-execs. According to an executive directly involved in the deal, Amazon agreed to an earn-out provision payable to Epix over time if the number of subscribers to Amazon's Prime Instant Video service rises above a certain threshold.
TOKYO, Oct 9- Japanese government bonds were steady on Tuesday, as heightened worries about slowing global growth and sagging stocks supported demand for fixed income assets.
October 8- Following are terms and conditions. of a bond priced on Monday.
*Barclays Bank drag down main stocks index. NAIROBI, Oct 8- Dollar demand from banks and importers pushed the Kenyan shilling. We've also seen some importers buying too, "said Peter Mutuku, a trader at Bank of Africa.
Oct 8- Liberty Media Corp:. *Barclays raises Liberty Media Corp price target to $120 from $108;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
**GREEN DOT CORP, Friday close $12.85, down 23 pct premarket. **NETSPEND HOLDINGS INC, Friday close $10.75, down 12 pct premarket. Shares of Prepaid card companies Green Dot and NetSpend fell after Wal-Mart and American Express announced a partnership to offer customers an alternative to debit and checking accounts.
U.S. stock index futures fell on Monday after the World Bank cut its growth forecasts for East Asia, highlighting concerns about the global economic climate and corporate profits ahead of the upcoming earnings season. **INNOSPEC INC, Friday close $34.35.
*FTSE 100 index falls 0.7 percent. Analysts said the FTSE 100. The World Bank also said there was a risk the slowdown in the world's biggest metals consumer China could worsen, triggering a sharp sell-off in UK mining stocks.
Shares in bus and rail firm FirstGroup fall 3 percent to 190 pence, extending last week's losses, as the market digests what the British government's U-turn on the West Coast rail franchise means for the company. Deutsche Bank estimates net cash outflow of 30 million pounds in 2013 for FirstGroup, on net debt of 2 billion.