Hays (LON:HAS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at UBS Group in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.
Several other analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “sector performer” rating on shares of Hays in a research note on Tuesday. HSBC cut their price target on Hays from GBX 190 ($2.48) to GBX 180 ($2.35) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, March 21st. Liberum Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Hays in a research note on Tuesday. Jefferies Financial Group cut their price target on Hays from GBX 195 ($2.55) to GBX 170 ($2.22) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, February 21st. Finally, BNP Paribas upgraded Hays to an “outperform” rating and upped their price target for the stock from GBX 175 ($2.29) to GBX 180 ($2.35) in a research note on Monday, February 25th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 179.44 ($2.34).
Shares of LON:HAS opened at GBX 159.80 ($2.09) on Wednesday. Hays has a 52-week low of GBX 134.60 ($1.76) and a 52-week high of GBX 213.40 ($2.79). The company has a market capitalization of $2.32 billion and a PE ratio of 13.54. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 13.41, a current ratio of 1.60 and a quick ratio of 1.60.
Hays plc operates as a recruitment company in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and internationally. The company offers permanent, temporary, and contractor recruitment services, such as qualified, professional, and skilled recruitment to public and private sector. It specializes in offering recruitment services in the areas of accountancy and finance, construction and property, information technology, life sciences, sales and marketing, banking and capital markets, contact centers, education, engineering and manufacturing, executive, financial services, health and social care, human resources, legal, office professionals, energy, oil and gas, purchasing, retail, resources and mining, and telecoms.
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