Hays plc (HAS) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Hays plc (LON:HAS) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the fourteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 173 ($2.29).

Several analysts recently weighed in on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada upped their price target on Hays plc from GBX 160 ($2.12) to GBX 180 ($2.39) and gave the stock a “sector performer” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Jefferies Group LLC upped their price target on Hays plc from GBX 145 ($1.92) to GBX 195 ($2.59) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Kepler Capital Markets upped their price target on Hays plc from GBX 163 ($2.16) to GBX 190 ($2.52) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. Liberum Capital upped their price target on Hays plc from GBX 180 ($2.39) to GBX 195 ($2.59) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 180 ($2.39) price target on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Friday, September 1st.

Shares of Hays plc (HAS) traded up 0.74% on Friday, hitting GBX 189.40. The company had a trading volume of 4,317,511 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 183.35 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 170.91. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 2.73 billion. Hays plc has a 52 week low of GBX 130.40 and a 52 week high of GBX 199.90.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 5th will be paid a GBX 6.51 ($0.09) dividend. This is an increase from Hays plc’s previous dividend of $0.96. This represents a dividend yield of 3.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 5th.

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Several analysts recently weighed in on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada upped their price target on Hays plc from GBX 160 ($2.12) to GBX 180 ($2.39) and gave the stock a “sector performer” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Jefferies Group LLC upped their price target on Hays plc from GBX 145 ($1.92) to GBX 195 ($2.59) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Kepler Capital Markets upped their price target on Hays plc from GBX 163 ($2.16) to GBX 190 ($2.52) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. Liberum Capital upped their price target on Hays plc from GBX 180 ($2.39) to GBX 195 ($2.59) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 180 ($2.39) price target on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Friday, September 1st.

Shares of Hays plc (HAS) traded up 0.74% on Friday, hitting GBX 189.40. The company had a trading volume of 4,317,511 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 183.35 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 170.91. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 2.73 billion. Hays plc has a 52 week low of GBX 130.40 and a 52 week high of GBX 199.90.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 5th will be paid a GBX 6.51 ($0.09) dividend. This is an increase from Hays plc’s previous dividend of $0.96. This represents a dividend yield of 3.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 5th.

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In other news, insider Doug Evans sold 31,220 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 185 ($2.45), for a total value of £57,757 ($76,610.96).

Hays plc Company Profile

Hays plc is a recruitment company. The Company’s segments include Asia Pacific; Continental Europe & Rest of World, and United Kingdom & Ireland. The Company offers temporary and permanent recruitment services to private and public sector markets. It operates in over 30 countries and approximately 20 specialisms.

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