** Shares in precious metals miner Hochschild Mining rise as much as 4 percent to 165.5 pence after Citi raises its target price to 116 pence a share from 110 pence.
** The brokerages cites rise in first half silver-equivalent output and cost-cutting paying off.
** Hochschild this week said it has exceeded its target of saving $200 million and identified new ways to cut the cost of mining silver in Peru and Argentina
** Hochschild's stock was the top percentage gainer among FTSE-250 companies.
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