Hays plc (LON:HAS) had its price objective raised by Kepler Capital Markets from GBX 163 ($2.20) to GBX 190 ($2.56) in a research note published on Tuesday. Kepler Capital Markets currently has a hold rating on the stock.
Other equities analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Numis Securities Ltd reiterated a hold rating and set a GBX 180 ($2.43) price target on shares of Hays plc in a report on Monday, July 17th. Barclays PLC restated an equal weight rating on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Liberum Capital restated a buy rating and issued a GBX 180 ($2.43) target price on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Morgan Stanley dropped their target price on shares of Hays plc from GBX 157 ($2.12) to GBX 149 ($2.01) and set an underweight rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co upped their target price on shares of Hays plc from GBX 152.50 ($2.06) to GBX 165 ($2.22) and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 166.85 ($2.25).
Shares of Hays plc (LON HAS) opened at 190.00 on Tuesday. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 2.74 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average of GBX 176.05 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 168.33. Hays plc has a one year low of GBX 125.40 and a one year high of GBX 190.50.
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The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 5th will be paid a GBX 6.51 ($0.09) dividend. This is an increase from Hays plc’s previous dividend of $0.96. This represents a yield of 3.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 5th.
In other Hays plc news, insider Doug Evans sold 31,220 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 185 ($2.49), for a total value of £57,757 ($77,871.11).
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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