BNP Paribas Lowers Hays plc (HAS) to Neutral

Hays plc (LON:HAS) was downgraded by research analysts at BNP Paribas to a “neutral” rating in a report issued on Wednesday, July 12th. They currently have a GBX 175 ($2.28) price objective on the stock. BNP Paribas’ price target indicates a potential upside of 5.74% from the company’s previous close.

Other analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Morgan Stanley reduced their target price on shares of Hays plc from GBX 157 ($2.04) to GBX 149 ($1.94) and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. J P Morgan Chase & Co upped their price target on shares of Hays plc from GBX 135 ($1.76) to GBX 140.80 ($1.83) and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, April 27th. Credit Suisse Group boosted their price objective on shares of Hays plc from GBX 170 ($2.21) to GBX 185 ($2.41) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 18th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 160 ($2.08) price objective on shares of Hays plc in a research report on Tuesday, April 18th. Finally, Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 175 ($2.28) price target on shares of Hays plc in a research report on Thursday, April 13th. Two equities 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. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 159.41 ($2.08).

Hays plc (LON:HAS) traded down 1.08% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching GBX 165.50. The company had a trading volume of 2,063,049 shares. Hays plc has a 12-month low of GBX 120.80 and a 12-month high of GBX 176.30. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 167.13 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 163.64. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 2.39 billion.

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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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