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Research analysts at HB Markets lifted their price objective on shares of Hays plc (LON:HAS) from GBX 140 ($2.31) to GBX 157 ($2.59) in a report released on Thursday, StockRatingsNetwork reports. The firm currently has an “overweight” rating on the stock. HB Markets’ target price would indicate a potential upside of 12.46% from the company’s current price.

Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts at HSBC raised their price target on shares of Hays plc from GBX 140 ($2.31) to GBX 157 ($2.59) in a research note to investors on Thursday. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at RBC Capital downgraded shares of Hays plc to an “underperform” rating in a research note to investors on Monday. They now have a GBX 120 ($1.98) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 108 ($1.78). Finally, analysts at Barclays raised their price target on shares of Hays plc from GBX 120 ($1.98) to GBX 155 ($2.55) in a research note to investors on Monday. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Hays plc has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 135.14 ($2.23).

Hays plc is a United Kingdom-based recruitment group engaged in the provision of specialist recruitment activities.

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