Hays plc (HAS) Stock Price Down 1.1%

Hays plc (LON:HAS) shares fell 1.1% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as GBX 186.40 ($2.48) and last traded at GBX 186.40 ($2.48). 4,950,728 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 34% from the average session volume of 3,681,470 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 188.40 ($2.50).

A number of research firms have commented on HAS. Numis Securities Ltd reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 180 ($2.39) target price on shares of Hays plc in a report on Monday, July 17th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of Hays plc in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 195 ($2.59) target price on shares of Hays plc in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Morgan Stanley reduced their target price on Hays plc from GBX 157 ($2.09) to GBX 149 ($1.98) and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co increased their target price on Hays plc from GBX 152.50 ($2.03) to GBX 165 ($2.19) and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 174.38 ($2.32).

The firm’s market cap is GBX 2.70 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 187.36 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 172.90.

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

In other news, insider Doug Evans sold 31,220 shares of Hays plc stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of

A number of research firms have commented on HAS. Numis Securities Ltd reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 180 ($2.39) target price on shares of Hays plc in a report on Monday, July 17th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of Hays plc in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 195 ($2.59) target price on shares of Hays plc in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Morgan Stanley reduced their target price on Hays plc from GBX 157 ($2.09) to GBX 149 ($1.98) and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co increased their target price on Hays plc from GBX 152.50 ($2.03) to GBX 165 ($2.19) and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 174.38 ($2.32).

The firm’s market cap is GBX 2.70 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 187.36 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 172.90.

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

In other news, insider Doug Evans sold 31,220 shares of Hays plc stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 185 ($2.46), for a total value of £57,757 ($76,743.29).

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About Hays plc

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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