Hays plc (HAS) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages
Shares of Hays plc (LON:HAS) have received a consensus 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 rating, ten have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 180.70 ($2.53).
A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on HAS. Deutsche Bank reissued a “sell” rating and set a GBX 160 ($2.24) price target on shares of Hays in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Credit Suisse Group lifted their price target on shares of Hays from GBX 200 ($2.80) to GBX 210 ($2.94) and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, January 15th. Kepler Capital Markets lifted their price target on shares of Hays from GBX 195 ($2.73) to GBX 205 ($2.87) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 195 ($2.73) price target on shares of Hays in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price target on shares of Hays from GBX 165 ($2.31) to GBX 177.10 ($2.48) and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th.
Shares of Hays (HAS) traded down GBX 1.10 ($0.02) during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching GBX 194.50 ($2.73). 3,205,653 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,970,000. The company has a market capitalization of $2,820.00 and a PE ratio of 1,945.00. Hays has a 1 year low of GBX 146.50 ($2.05) and a 1 year high of GBX 206.20 ($2.89).
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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