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Hays plc (LON:HAS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities researchers at Jefferies Group in a research report issued on Thursday. They currently have a GBX 165 ($2.73) target price on the stock. Jefferies Group’s target price points to a potential upside of 27.51% from the stock’s previous close.

A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on HAS. Analysts at Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Thursday. They now have a GBX 170 ($2.81) 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 ABN Amro reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Tuesday. They now have a GBX 170 ($2.81) price target on the stock. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fifteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 163.45 ($2.70).

Hays plc (LON:HAS) traded up 1.93% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 131.90. The stock had a trading volume of 3,097,941 shares. Hays plc has a 52-week low of GBX 99.95 and a 52-week high of GBX 157.50. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 124.9 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 140.3. The company’s market cap is £1.850 billion.

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

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