Hays plc (LON:HAS)’s share price rose 1.7% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as GBX 195.20 ($2.57) and last traded at GBX 194.40 ($2.56). Approximately 4,431,752 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 23% from the average daily volume of 3,613,920 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 191.10 ($2.51).
HAS has been the subject of a number of research reports. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on shares of Hays plc from GBX 157 ($2.06) to GBX 149 ($1.96) and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Barclays PLC restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Hays plc in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. BNP Paribas lowered shares of Hays plc to a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 175 ($2.30) price objective for the company. in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Numis Securities Ltd restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 180 ($2.37) price objective on shares of Hays plc in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 165 ($2.17) price objective on shares of Hays plc in a report on Monday, July 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 171.36 ($2.25).
The company’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 184.58 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 171.55. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 2.80 billion.
In other Hays plc news, insider Doug Evans sold 31,220 shares of Hays plc stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 185 ($2.43), for a total transaction of £57,757 ($75,936.10).
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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