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Hays plc (LON:HAS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. They currently have a GBX 184 ($3.04) target price on the stock. Numis Securities Ltd’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 39.50% from the stock’s previous close.

Hays plc (LON:HAS) opened at 131.50 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 £1.844 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.

A number of other firms have also recently commented on HAS. 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. Separately, 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. Finally, analysts at Oriel Securities Ltd reiterated an “add” rating on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Thursday. 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 company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 164.95 ($2.73).

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

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