Shares of Hays plc (LON:HAS) traded up 0.4% on Thursday . The stock traded as high as GBX 177.30 ($2.39) and last traded at GBX 176.40 ($2.37). 3,834,495 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 35% from the average session volume of 2,840,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 177.06 ($2.38).
Several analysts recently weighed in on the company. Royal Bank of Canada raised their price objective on Hays from GBX 160 ($2.15) to GBX 180 ($2.42) and gave the company a “sector performer” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Jefferies Group raised their price objective on Hays from GBX 145 ($1.95) to GBX 195 ($2.62) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 195 ($2.62) price objective on shares of Hays in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 165 ($2.22) price objective on shares of Hays in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Finally, Kepler Capital Markets raised their price objective on Hays from GBX 163 ($2.19) to GBX 190 ($2.56) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Hays presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 173.62 ($2.34).
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Hays 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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