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Hays plc (LON:HAS)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at BNP Paribas in a research report issued on Friday. They currently have a GBX 170 ($2.92) price target on the stock. BNP Paribas’ price target would indicate a potential upside of 36.77% from the stock’s previous close.

Shares of Hays plc (LON:HAS) traded down 2.97% on Friday, hitting GBX 124.30. The stock had a trading volume of 8,569,154 shares. Hays plc has a 1-year low of GBX 99.95 and a 1-year high of GBX 157.50. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 147.1 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 142.0. The company’s market cap is £1.743 billion.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Analysts at Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Thursday. They now have a GBX 165 ($2.83) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Oriel Securities Ltd reiterated an “add” rating on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Thursday. Finally, analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Thursday. They now have a GBX 122 ($2.09) price target on the stock. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 161.75 ($2.77).

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

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