Liberum Capital Raises Hays plc (HAS) Price Target to GBX 145

Hays plc (LON:HAS) had its target price boosted by Liberum Capital from GBX 130 ($1.70) to GBX 145 ($1.89) in a research report report published on Friday morning. They currently have a buy rating on the stock.

Other equities analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Deutsche Bank AG downgraded Hays plc to a sell rating and lowered their price objective for the company from GBX 150 ($1.96) to GBX 105 ($1.37) in a research report on Friday, June 10th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price objective on Hays plc from GBX 105 ($1.37) to GBX 110 ($1.44) and gave the company a neutral rating in a research report on Friday, July 15th. Credit Suisse Group AG downgraded Hays plc to an underperform rating and lowered their price objective for the company from GBX 150 ($1.96) to GBX 100 ($1.31) in a research report on Thursday, June 30th. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a neutral rating and issued a GBX 135 ($1.76) target price on shares of Hays plc in a research report on Tuesday, September 13th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd downgraded Hays plc to an add rating and decreased their target price for the stock from GBX 155 ($2.02) to GBX 110 ($1.44) in a research report on Wednesday, July 6th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. Hays plc 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 133.40 on Friday. Hays plc has a 52-week low of GBX 91.10 and a 52-week high of GBX 157.10. The company’s market cap is GBX 1.91 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 129.24 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 124.08.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 13th will be paid a GBX 1.99 ($0.03) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 13th. This represents a yield of 1.53%. This is a boost from Hays plc’s previous dividend of $0.91.

In related news, insider Venables,Paul sold 321,615 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on 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).

Hays plc Company Profile

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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