Hays plc (LON:HAS) shares traded up 0% on Thursday . The stock traded as high as GBX 196.30 ($2.66) and last traded at GBX 196.30 ($2.66). 8,252,345 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 197% from the average session volume of 2,780,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 196.30 ($2.66).
Several research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 165 ($2.24) price objective on shares of Hays in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price objective on shares of Hays from GBX 160 ($2.17) to GBX 180 ($2.44) and gave the stock a “sector performer” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Deutsche Bank lowered shares of Hays to a “sell” rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from GBX 165 ($2.24) to GBX 155 ($2.10) in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Liberum Capital reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 195 ($2.64) price objective on shares of Hays in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Kepler Capital Markets lifted their price objective on shares of Hays from GBX 190 ($2.58) to GBX 195 ($2.64) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 175.86 ($2.38).
The firm has a market capitalization of $2,850.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,963.00.
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Hays 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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