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Research analysts at Investec raised their price target on shares of Hays plc (LON:HAS) from GBX 150 ($2.48) to GBX 170 ($2.81) in a report released on Friday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Investec’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 28.89% from the company’s current price.

HAS has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Numis Securities Ltd reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Friday. They now have a GBX 184 ($3.04) price target on the stock. Separately, 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 ($2.73) 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. They now have a GBX 170 ($2.81) price target on the stock. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fifteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 164.95 ($2.73).

Hays plc (LON:HAS) opened at 131.60 on Friday. 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 124.7 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 140.3. The company’s market cap is £1.845 billion.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, November 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 9th will be paid a dividend of GBX 1.80 ($0.03) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.37%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 9th.

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

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