Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for Hays plc (LON: HAS):

  • 9/6/2017 – Hays plc had its price target raised by analysts at Liberum Capital from GBX 180 ($2.32) to GBX 195 ($2.52). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 9/1/2017 – Hays plc had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They now have a GBX 180 ($2.32) price target on the stock.
  • 9/1/2017 – Hays plc had its price target raised by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from GBX 152.50 ($1.97) to GBX 165 ($2.13). They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 8/31/2017 – Hays plc had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. They now have a GBX 180 ($2.32) price target on the stock.
  • 8/24/2017 – Hays plc had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. They now have a GBX 180 ($2.32) price target on the stock.
  • 7/19/2017 – Hays plc had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC.
  • 7/18/2017 – Hays plc had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BNP Paribas. They now have a GBX 175 ($2.26) price target on the stock.
  • 7/17/2017 – Hays plc had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They now have a GBX 180 ($2.32) price target on the stock.
  • 7/17/2017 – Hays plc had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a GBX 165 ($2.13) price target on the stock.
  • 7/14/2017 – Hays plc had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. They now have a GBX 180 ($2.32) price target on the stock.
  • 7/12/2017 – Hays plc was downgraded by analysts at BNP Paribas to a “neutral” rating. They now have a GBX 175 ($2.26) price target on the stock.

Hays plc (LON HAS) traded up 0.43% during midday trading on Friday, hitting GBX 184.80. The company had a trading volume of 3,221,525 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 172.28 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 166.71. Hays plc has a 52-week low of GBX 125.40 and a 52-week high of GBX 186.40. The firm’s market cap is GBX 2.67 billion.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 5th will be given a dividend of GBX 6.51 ($0.08) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 3.55%. This is a boost from Hays plc’s previous dividend of $0.96. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 5th.

In other news, insider Doug Evans sold 31,220 shares of Hays plc stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 185 ($2.39), for a total transaction of £57,757 ($74,592.54).

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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