Hays plc (LON:HAS) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the thirteen ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have assigned a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 156.90 ($2.02).

HAS has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Liberum Capital boosted their target price on Hays plc from GBX 170 ($2.18) to GBX 175 ($2.25) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 22nd. Barclays PLC reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a GBX 150 ($1.93) target price (up from GBX 145 ($1.86)) on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Thursday, February 23rd. Credit Suisse Group AG raised Hays plc to an “outperform” rating and boosted their target price for the company from GBX 160 ($2.06) to GBX 170 ($2.18) in a research note on Thursday, February 23rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their target price on Hays plc from GBX 140 ($1.80) to GBX 135 ($1.73) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, February 23rd. Finally, Kepler Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 163 ($2.09) target price on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Thursday, February 23rd.

Hays plc (LON HAS) opened at 166.60 on Monday. Hays plc has a 12-month low of GBX 91.10 and a 12-month high of GBX 176.30. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 170.62 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 156.81. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 2.40 billion.

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Hays plc Company Profile

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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