Brokerages Set Hays plc (HAS) Price Target at $153.50

Shares of Hays plc (LON:HAS) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the fifteen research firms that are covering the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have given a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 153.50 ($1.90).

Several research firms have commented on HAS. Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 145 ($1.79) target price on shares of Hays plc in a research report on Thursday, January 12th. Deutsche Bank AG upgraded Hays plc to a “hold” rating and increased their target price for the company from GBX 120 ($1.48) to GBX 160 ($1.98) in a research report on Thursday, January 12th. Kepler Capital Markets increased their target price on Hays plc from GBX 150 ($1.85) to GBX 163 ($2.01) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 13th. BNP Paribas reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 165 ($2.04) target price on shares of Hays plc in a research report on Friday, January 13th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd increased their target price on Hays plc from GBX 130 ($1.61) to GBX 160 ($1.98) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 13th.

Hays plc (LON:HAS) opened at 157.50 on Monday. The company has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 157.04 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 146.08. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 2.27 billion. Hays plc has a 12 month low of GBX 91.10 and a 12 month high of GBX 165.60.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 7th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 2nd will be given a dividend of GBX 0.96 ($0.01) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 2nd. This represents a dividend yield of 0.63%.

In related news, insider Peter Williams acquired 8,054 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 23rd. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 149 ($1.84) per share, for a total transaction of £12,000.46 ($14,820.87).

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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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