Hays plc (LON:HAS)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating reiterated by research analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co in a report issued on Friday. They presently have a GBX 165 ($2.17) target price on the stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co’s price target would suggest a potential downside of 9.34% from the stock’s current price.

Several other brokerages have also recently commented on HAS. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 165 ($2.17) price target on shares of Hays plc in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Liberum Capital restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 180 ($2.37) price objective on shares of Hays plc in a report on Thursday, August 31st. Numis Securities Ltd restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 180 ($2.37) price objective on shares of Hays plc in a report on Friday, September 1st. Kepler Capital Markets raised their price objective on shares of Hays plc from GBX 163 ($2.14) to GBX 190 ($2.50) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Finally, BNP Paribas restated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 175 ($2.30) price objective on shares of Hays plc in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Hays plc presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 174.38 ($2.29).

Shares of Hays plc (HAS) traded up GBX 0.30 ($0.00) during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching GBX 182 ($2.39). 1,693,426 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,640,000. Hays plc has a 52 week low of GBX 135.70 ($1.78) and a 52 week high of GBX 199.90 ($2.63).

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In related 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 ($2.43), for a total transaction of £57,757 ($75,966.07).

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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