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Hays plc (LON:HAS) has been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the twenty-one ratings firms that are covering the stock, AnalystRatings.NET reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, thirteen have assigned a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 155.95 ($2.62).

A number of research firms have recently commented on HAS. Analysts at RBC Capital reiterated a “sector perform” rating on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Tuesday, May 13th. They now have a GBX 150 ($2.52) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Monday, May 12th. They now have a GBX 165 ($2.78) price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Panmure Gordon raised their price target on shares of Hays plc from GBX 151 ($2.54) to GBX 155 ($2.61) in a research note on Thursday, May 8th. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.

Shares of Hays plc (LON:HAS) traded up 1.17% on Thursday, hitting GBX 146.80. The stock had a trading volume of 917,361 shares. Hays plc has a 1-year low of GBX 81.95 and a 1-year high of GBX 157.50. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 148.6 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 135.6. The company’s market cap is £2.058 billion.

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

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