Hays plc (LON:HAS) had its target price increased by investment analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from GBX 145 ($1.92) to GBX 195 ($2.59) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 3.72% from the company’s current price.

A number of other equities analysts also recently commented on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada upped their target price on shares of Hays plc from GBX 160 ($2.12) to GBX 180 ($2.39) and gave the stock a “sector performer” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Kepler Capital Markets increased their price objective on shares of Hays plc from GBX 163 ($2.16) to GBX 190 ($2.52) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. Liberum Capital increased their price objective on shares of Hays plc from GBX 180 ($2.39) to GBX 195 ($2.59) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Numis Securities Ltd reiterated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 180 ($2.39) price objective on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co increased their price objective on shares of Hays plc from GBX 152.50 ($2.02) to GBX 165 ($2.19) and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Hays plc has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 171.36 ($2.27).

Shares of Hays plc (LON HAS) opened at 188.40 on Wednesday. Hays plc has a one year low of GBX 130.40 and a one year high of GBX 199.90. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 2.72 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average of GBX 182.86 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 170.78.

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In related news, insider Doug Evans sold 31,220 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 185 ($2.45), for a total transaction of £57,757 ($76,610.96).

Hays plc 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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