Hays plc (LON:HAS) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the thirteen analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 187.19 ($2.59).
Several research firms have commented on HAS. Liberum Capital upped their price target on shares of Hays from GBX 195 ($2.69) to GBX 215 ($2.97) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 195 ($2.69) price target on shares of Hays in a report on Friday, January 12th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 177.10 ($2.45) price target on shares of Hays in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Hays in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, Numis Securities upped their price target on shares of Hays from GBX 180 ($2.49) to GBX 190 ($2.63) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd.
Hays (LON:HAS) traded down GBX 1.70 ($0.02) during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching GBX 190.30 ($2.63). 2,250,000 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,280,000. Hays has a one year low of GBX 155 ($2.14) and a one year high of GBX 206.20 ($2.85). The stock has a market capitalization of $2,760.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,903.00.
The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 1st will be given a GBX 1.06 ($0.01) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 1st. This represents a dividend yield of 0.54%.
In other news, insider Andy Martin acquired 35,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 26th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 196 ($2.71) per share, for a total transaction of £68,600 ($94,777.56).
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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