Hays (LON:HAS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities researchers at Investec in a report released on Thursday. They presently have a GBX 190 ($2.58) price target on the stock. Investec’s target price points to a potential downside of 5.00% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on HAS. Kepler Capital Markets increased their price objective on shares of Hays from GBX 163 ($2.21) to GBX 190 ($2.58) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. Royal Bank of Canada increased their price objective on shares of Hays from GBX 160 ($2.17) to GBX 180 ($2.44) and gave the company a “sector performer” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Jefferies Group increased their price objective on shares of Hays from GBX 145 ($1.97) to GBX 195 ($2.64) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 195 ($2.64) price target on shares of Hays in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 165 ($2.24) price target on shares of Hays in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Hays currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 177.44 ($2.41).

Shares of Hays (HAS) traded up GBX 3.70 ($0.05) during midday trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 200 ($2.71). 6,073,593 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,990,000. The firm has a market cap of $2,900.00 and a PE ratio of 2,000.00. Hays has a 12-month low of GBX 146.50 ($1.99) and a 12-month high of GBX 200 ($2.71).

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About Hays

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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