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Shares of Hays plc (LON:HAS) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the twenty-one analysts that are presently covering the company, AnalystRatings.NET reports. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, fourteen have assigned a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 163.11 ($2.74).

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on HAS shares. Analysts at RBC Capital reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Tuesday. They now have a GBX 140 ($2.35) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Numis Securities Ltd reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Friday, August 1st. They now have a GBX 184 ($3.09) price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at BNP Paribas reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Thursday, July 24th. They now have a GBX 170 ($2.85) price target on the stock.

Hays plc (LON:HAS) traded down 0.99% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 120.20. 1,349,021 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Hays plc has a one year low of GBX 99.95 and a one year high of GBX 157.50. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 130.8 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 140.7. The company’s market cap is £1.685 billion.

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

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