Hays plc (HAS) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

Hays plc (LON:HAS) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the fourteen ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have issued a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 180.70 ($2.45).

HAS has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada upped their price objective on shares of Hays from GBX 160 ($2.17) to GBX 180 ($2.44) and gave the stock a “sector performer” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Deutsche Bank cut shares of Hays to a “sell” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from GBX 165 ($2.24) to GBX 155 ($2.10) in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price objective on shares of Hays from GBX 165 ($2.24) to GBX 177.10 ($2.40) and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 195 ($2.64) price objective on shares of Hays in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Kepler Capital Markets increased their target price on shares of Hays from GBX 190 ($2.58) to GBX 195 ($2.64) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th.

Hays (LON HAS) traded up GBX 1.40 ($0.02) on Tuesday, reaching GBX 201.20 ($2.73). 2,539,719 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,070,000. Hays has a 1-year low of GBX 146.50 ($1.99) and a 1-year high of GBX 200.70 ($2.72). The company has a market capitalization of $2,900.00 and a PE ratio of 2,012.00.

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Hays 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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