Hays plc (HAS) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Numis Securities Ltd
Numis Securities Ltd reiterated their hold rating on shares of Hays plc (LON:HAS) in a report published on Friday morning. Numis Securities Ltd currently has a GBX 180 ($2.32) price target on the stock.
HAS has been the topic of a number of other reports. Liberum Capital reissued a buy rating and set a GBX 180 ($2.32) target price on shares of Hays plc in a report on Thursday, August 31st. BNP Paribas reissued a neutral rating and set a GBX 175 ($2.26) target price on shares of Hays plc in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a hold rating and set a GBX 165 ($2.13) target price on shares of Hays plc in a report on Monday, July 17th. Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on Hays plc from GBX 157 ($2.03) to GBX 149 ($1.92) and set an underweight rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co boosted their target price on Hays plc from GBX 152.50 ($1.97) to GBX 165 ($2.13) and gave the stock a neutral rating in a report on Friday. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Hays plc currently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 161.14 ($2.08).
Shares of Hays plc (HAS) opened at 183.80 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 170.51 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 166.03. Hays plc has a 52 week low of GBX 124.40 and a 52 week high of GBX 184.80. The firm’s market cap is GBX 2.65 billion.
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The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 5th will be issued a GBX 6.51 ($0.08) dividend. This represents a yield of 3.55%. This is a positive change from Hays plc’s previous dividend of $0.96. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 5th.
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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