Hays (HAS) Downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Sell”
Deutsche Bank lowered shares of Hays (LON:HAS) to a sell rating in a research report report published on Wednesday morning. They currently have GBX 155 ($2.09) price objective on the stock, down from their previous price objective of GBX 165 ($2.22).
Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a buy rating and set a GBX 195 ($2.62) price objective on shares of Hays in a report on Thursday, October 12th. J P Morgan Chase & Co upped their price objective on Hays from GBX 152.50 ($2.05) to GBX 165 ($2.22) and gave the stock a neutral rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Kepler Capital Markets upped their price objective on Hays from GBX 163 ($2.19) to GBX 190 ($2.56) and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Numis Securities reaffirmed a hold rating and set a GBX 180 ($2.42) price objective on shares of Hays in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Jefferies Group upped their price objective on Hays from GBX 145 ($1.95) to GBX 195 ($2.62) and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Hays presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 173.62 ($2.34).
Shares of Hays (LON HAS) traded down GBX 0.98 ($0.01) during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching GBX 174.90 ($2.35). The company had a trading volume of 6,690,047 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,580,000. Hays has a 52-week low of GBX 137 ($1.84) and a 52-week high of GBX 199.90 ($2.69).
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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