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Hays plc (LON:HAS)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at RBC Capital in a research note issued to investors on Friday. They currently have a GBX 150 ($2.48) price target on the stock. RBC Capital’s price target indicates a potential upside of 13.72% from the stock’s previous close.

Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Investec raised their price target on shares of Hays plc from GBX 150 ($2.48) to GBX 170 ($2.81) in a research note on Friday. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Separately, 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. Finally, 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. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fifteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Hays plc presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 164.95 ($2.73).

Hays plc (LON:HAS) opened at 133.49 on Friday. 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 124.7 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 140.3. The company’s market cap is £1.872 billion.

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