Hays plc (HAS) Receives “Buy” Rating from Liberum Capital
A number of other analysts have also commented on HAS. Credit Suisse Group AG raised Hays plc to a neutral rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from GBX 100 ($1.24) to GBX 125 ($1.55) in a report on Friday, September 2nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their target price on Hays plc from GBX 105 ($1.30) to GBX 110 ($1.36) and gave the company a neutral rating in a report on Friday, July 15th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a sell rating and issued a GBX 105 ($1.30) target price on shares of Hays plc in a report on Sunday, September 4th. Numis Securities Ltd lowered Hays plc to an add rating and reduced their target price for the company from GBX 155 ($1.92) to GBX 110 ($1.36) in a report on Wednesday, July 6th. Finally, BNP Paribas reaffirmed an outperform rating and issued a GBX 140 ($1.73) target price on shares of Hays plc in a report on Monday, June 27th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Hays plc currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 137.75 ($1.70).
Hays plc (LON:HAS) traded down 1.68% during trading on Friday, reaching GBX 134.70. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,225,003 shares. Hays plc has a 12 month low of GBX 91.10 and a 12 month high of GBX 151.00. The company’s market cap is GBX 1.93 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 132.87 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 125.18.
The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 13th will be issued a GBX 1.99 ($0.02) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 13th. This is a positive change from Hays plc’s previous dividend of $0.91. This represents a yield of 1.53%.
In other Hays plc news, insider Venables,Paul sold 106,238 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 133 ($1.65), for a total value of £141,296.54 ($174,871.96).
About Hays plc
Hays plc is a United Kingdom-based recruitment company engaged in the provision of specialist recruitment activities. The Company’s geographical segments include: Asia Pacific, Continental Europe & Rest of World, and United Kingdom & Ireland. The Company operates worldwide in 20 specialism, including accounting and finance, construction and property, information and technology (IT), sales and marketing, education, engineering and manufacturing, health and social care, legal, financial services, retail, executive, life sciences and human resources.
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