Hays plc (HAS) Price Target Increased to GBX 140 by Analysts at Jefferies Group
Hays plc (LON:HAS) had its price objective hoisted by equities research analysts at Jefferies Group from GBX 120 ($1.57) to GBX 140 ($1.83) in a research note issued on Friday. The firm currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Jefferies Group’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 3.63% from the stock’s previous close.
A number of other analysts have also commented on HAS. Deutsche Bank AG lowered Hays plc to a “sell” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from GBX 150 ($1.96) to GBX 105 ($1.37) in a research note on Friday, June 10th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 98 ($1.28) price target on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Monday, June 27th. BNP Paribas reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 140 ($1.83) price target on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Monday, June 27th. Kepler Capital Markets lowered Hays plc to a “reduce” rating in a research note on Friday, July 1st. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG lowered 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 research note on Thursday, June 30th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 138.47 ($1.81).
Hays plc (LON:HAS) opened at 135.10 on Friday. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 1.94 billion. Hays plc has a 12-month low of GBX 91.10 and a 12-month high of GBX 151.00. The firm’s 50-day moving average is GBX 131.44 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 124.59.
The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 11th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 13th will be issued a dividend of GBX 1.99 ($0.03) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 13th. This is an increase from Hays plc’s previous dividend of $0.91. This represents a dividend yield of 1.53%.
In other news, insider Venables,Paul sold 106,238 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 133 ($1.74), for a total transaction of £141,296.54 ($184,436.16).
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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