Hays plc (HAS) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages
Shares of Hays plc (LON:HAS) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 176.42 ($2.33).
Several research analysts have issued reports on HAS shares. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 165 ($2.18) target price on shares of Hays plc in a research report on Monday, July 17th. J P Morgan Chase & Co boosted their target price on Hays plc from GBX 152.50 ($2.01) to GBX 165 ($2.18) and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Liberum Capital restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 180 ($2.38) target price on shares of Hays plc in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. BNP Paribas lowered Hays plc to a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 175 ($2.31) target price for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd restated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 180 ($2.38) target price on shares of Hays plc in a research report on Friday, September 1st.
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The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 5th will be paid a dividend of GBX 6.51 ($0.09) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 3.55%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 5th. This is an increase from Hays plc’s previous dividend of $0.96.
In other news, insider Doug Evans sold 31,220 shares of Hays plc stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 185 ($2.44), for a total transaction of £57,757 ($76,216.68).
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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