Hays plc (LON:HAS) traded down 0% during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as GBX 155 ($2.04) and last traded at GBX 180.92 ($2.38). 4,080,000 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 15% from the average session volume of 3,560,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 180.92 ($2.38).

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on HAS shares. Barclays PLC restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Liberum Capital restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 180 ($2.37) price objective on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. J P Morgan Chase & Co boosted their price objective on Hays plc from GBX 152.50 ($2.01) to GBX 165 ($2.17) and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Kepler Capital Markets boosted their price objective on Hays plc from GBX 163 ($2.14) to GBX 190 ($2.50) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 180 ($2.37) price objective on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Friday, September 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Hays plc presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 174.38 ($2.29).

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 5th will be issued a dividend of GBX 6.51 ($0.09) per share. This is a positive change from Hays plc’s previous dividend of $0.96. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 5th. This represents a dividend yield of 3.55%.

In other news, insider Doug Evans sold 31,220 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 185 ($2.43), for a total transaction of £57,757 ($75,966.07).

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About Hays plc

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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