Brokers are recommending Whitbread shares as a hold, saying that they have not run their course following recent bid speculation. After the sale of its David Lloyd leisure club chain last week, it still has the choice of making further disposals if it wishes, its budget hotels are in growth and its Costa Coffee chain is successful. The group has room to take on more debt and its shares have risen by 70% in the past year to close on Friday at £17.54. The Sunday Telegraph 10/6/07 page B9 (Share Tips, Business)