Hays plc (LON:HAS)’s share price was up 0% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as GBX 184.20 ($2.42) and last traded at GBX 183.92 ($2.42). Approximately 0 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 100% from the average daily volume of 3,510,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 183.92 ($2.42).
Several equities analysts have commented on HAS shares. Liberum Capital restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 195 ($2.56) price target on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Kepler Capital Markets boosted their price target on shares of Hays plc from GBX 163 ($2.14) to GBX 190 ($2.50) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. Jefferies Group LLC boosted their price target on shares of Hays plc from GBX 145 ($1.91) to GBX 195 ($2.56) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Numis Securities Ltd restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 180 ($2.37) price target on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 165 ($2.17) price target on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Friday, October 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 174.38 ($2.29).
The company also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 17th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 5th were paid a dividend of GBX 6.51 ($0.09) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 3.55%. This is a positive change from Hays plc’s previous dividend of $0.96. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, October 5th.
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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