Hays plc (LON:HAS) had its price target upped by equities researchers at Liberum Capital from GBX 130 ($1.70) to GBX 145 ($1.89) in a research note issued to investors on Friday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 9.02% from the stock’s current price.

HAS has been the subject of several other reports. Kepler Capital Markets cut Hays plc to a “reduce” rating in a report on Friday, July 1st. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “sell” rating and set a GBX 100 ($1.31) price target on shares of Hays plc in a report on Friday, July 15th. BNP Paribas reissued an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 140 ($1.83) price target on shares of Hays plc in a report on Monday, June 27th. Credit Suisse Group AG cut Hays plc to an “underperform” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from GBX 150 ($1.96) to GBX 100 ($1.31) in a report on Thursday, June 30th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reissued a “sell” rating and set a GBX 98 ($1.28) price target on shares of Hays plc in a report on Monday, June 27th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. Hays plc currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 143.89 ($1.88).

Analyst Recommendations for Hays plc (LON:HAS)

Hays plc (LON:HAS) opened at 133.00 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 128.22 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 123.81. The firm’s market cap is GBX 1.90 billion. Hays plc has a 52 week low of GBX 91.10 and a 52 week high of GBX 157.10.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 13th will be given a GBX 1.99 ($0.03) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.53%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 13th. This is a positive change from Hays plc’s previous dividend of $0.91.

In other Hays plc news, insider Venables,Paul sold 321,615 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 132 ($1.72), for a total value of £424,531.80 ($554,146.72).

About Hays plc

Hays plc is a United Kingdom-based recruitment company engaged in the provision of specialist recruitment activities. The Company’s geographical segments include: Asia Pacific, Continental Europe & Rest of World, and United Kingdom & Ireland. The Company operates worldwide in 20 specialism, including accounting and finance, construction and property, information and technology (IT), sales and marketing, education, engineering and manufacturing, health and social care, legal, financial services, retail, executive, life sciences and human resources.

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