Shares of Hays plc (LON:HAS) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen brokerages that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 175.58 ($2.36).
Several brokerages have recently issued reports on HAS. J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 165 ($2.22) price target on shares of Hays in a report on Friday, October 13th. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price target on Hays from GBX 160 ($2.15) to GBX 180 ($2.42) and gave the company a “sector performer” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Deutsche Bank lowered Hays to a “sell” rating and reduced their price target for the company from GBX 165 ($2.22) to GBX 155 ($2.09) in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 195 ($2.62) price target on shares of Hays in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Kepler Capital Markets lifted their price target on Hays from GBX 190 ($2.56) to GBX 195 ($2.62) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th.
Shares of Hays (HAS) traded up GBX 1.50 ($0.02) during trading on Friday, hitting GBX 184 ($2.48). The stock had a trading volume of 842,741 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,040,000. Hays has a fifty-two week low of GBX 146.50 ($1.97) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 199.90 ($2.69).
Hays 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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