Hays plc (LON:HAS) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen research firms that are presently covering the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have assigned a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 156.90 ($2.03).

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 145 ($1.88) target price on shares of Hays plc in a research report on Tuesday, April 11th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 160 ($2.07) target price on shares of Hays plc in a research report on Tuesday, April 18th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their target price on shares of Hays plc from GBX 135 ($1.75) to GBX 140.80 ($1.82) and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. Liberum Capital raised their price target on shares of Hays plc from GBX 170 ($2.20) to GBX 175 ($2.26) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 22nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG raised their price target on shares of Hays plc from GBX 170 ($2.20) to GBX 185 ($2.39) and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 18th.

In other Hays plc news, insider Peter Williams bought 8,054 shares of Hays plc stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 23rd. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 149 ($1.93) per share, with a total value of £12,000.46 ($15,520.51).

Shares of Hays plc (LON:HAS) opened at 174.85 on Tuesday. Hays plc has a 52-week low of GBX 91.10 and a 52-week high of GBX 176.30. The stock’s market cap is GBX 2.52 billion. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 164.71 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 152.97.

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About Hays plc

Hays plc is a recruitment company. The Company’s segments include Asia Pacific; Continental Europe & Rest of World, and United Kingdom & Ireland. The Company offers temporary and permanent recruitment services to private and public sector markets. It operates in over 30 countries and approximately 20 specialisms.

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