LONDON, May 2- Carpetright PLC:. *Graham harris will join the group as trading director with effect from 7 may. *Lord harris is reducing his day to day executive involvement.
*Espirito Santo Investment Bank raises fair value to 300 p from 155 p; rating. For a summary of rating actions and price target changes on European companies:. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.
*UK retail stocks top shorts in FTSE 250. LONDON, Jan 16- Hedge funds are betting that a prolonged consumer squeeze and a further shift to online shopping could spell trouble for Britain's retail chains, and are targeting some of its best-known electrical, clothes and supermarket stores.
European shares closed higher on Tuesday after a survey showed a sharp improvement in German investor and analyst sentiment.