Hays plc (LON:HAS) shares were down 0% on Friday . The stock traded as low as GBX 200.40 ($2.77) and last traded at GBX 200.80 ($2.77). Approximately 2,025,495 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 35% from the average daily volume of 3,130,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 200.80 ($2.77).
Several research analysts have weighed in on HAS shares. Deutsche Bank lowered shares of Hays to a “sell” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from GBX 165 ($2.28) to GBX 155 ($2.14) in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price target on shares of Hays from GBX 165 ($2.28) to GBX 177.10 ($2.45) and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, January 12th. Credit Suisse Group lifted their price target on shares of Hays from GBX 200 ($2.76) to GBX 210 ($2.90) and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, January 15th. Kepler Capital Markets lifted their price target on shares of Hays from GBX 195 ($2.69) to GBX 205 ($2.83) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 12th. Finally, Investec reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 190 ($2.63) price target on shares of Hays in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 178.51 ($2.47).
The stock has a market cap of $2,910.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 2,008.00.
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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