Credit Suisse Group AG Raises Hays plc (HAS) Price Target to GBX 185

Hays plc (LON:HAS) had its price target boosted by Credit Suisse Group AG from GBX 170 ($2.14) to GBX 185 ($2.33) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. They currently have an outperform rating on the stock.

HAS has been the topic of a number of other reports. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an equal weight rating and issued a GBX 150 ($1.89) price target (up from GBX 145 ($1.83)) on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Thursday, February 23rd. Jefferies Group LLC raised their price target on shares of Hays plc from GBX 140 ($1.76) to GBX 145 ($1.83) and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Friday, January 6th. HSBC Holdings plc raised their price target on shares of Hays plc from GBX 150 ($1.89) to GBX 170 ($2.14) and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Monday, January 30th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their price target on shares of Hays plc from GBX 140 ($1.76) to GBX 135 ($1.70) and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, February 23rd. Finally, Kepler Capital Markets reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a GBX 150 ($1.89) price target on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Friday, December 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 156.42 ($1.97).

Analyst Recommendations for Hays plc (LON:HAS)

Hays plc (LON:HAS) opened at 172.20 on Tuesday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 160.90 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 149.99. Hays plc has a 52-week low of GBX 91.10 and a 52-week high of GBX 174.30. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 2.48 billion.

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The firm also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 7th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 2nd were paid a €0.96 ($1.02) dividend. This represents a yield of 0.63%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 2nd.

In other Hays plc news, insider Peter Williams bought 8,054 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 23rd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 149 ($1.88) per share, with a total value of £12,000.46 ($15,104.42).

Hays plc Company Profile

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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