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Shares of Hays plc (LON:HAS) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-one brokerages that are presently covering the company, American Banking & Market News reports. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 155.95 ($2.66).

HAS has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Monday. They now have a GBX 165 ($2.81) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at RBC Capital reiterated a “sector perform” rating on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Monday, June 23rd. They now have a GBX 150 ($2.55) price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Thursday, June 19th. They now have a GBX 170 ($2.90) price target on the stock.

Hays plc (LON:HAS) traded up 0.07% on Monday, hitting GBX 146.70. The stock had a trading volume of 857,430 shares. Hays plc has a 52-week low of GBX 87.75 and a 52-week high of GBX 157.50. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 148.9 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 140.4. The company’s market cap is £2.057 billion.

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

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