Hays (LON:HAS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by analysts at Kepler Capital Markets in a research note issued on Friday.
Several other equities analysts also recently issued reports on HAS. BNP Paribas lifted their price target on shares of Hays from GBX 175 ($2.46) to GBX 195 ($2.74) and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 195 ($2.74) price objective on shares of Hays in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Deutsche Bank restated a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 160 ($2.25) price objective on shares of Hays in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. Liberum Capital restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 195 ($2.74) price objective on shares of Hays in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group cut shares of Hays to a “neutral” rating and raised their price objective for the company from GBX 190 ($2.67) to GBX 200 ($2.81) in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 186.59 ($2.62).
Shares of HAS stock opened at GBX 185.40 ($2.60) on Friday. Hays has a 12-month low of GBX 155 ($2.18) and a 12-month high of GBX 206.20 ($2.89).
In other Hays news, insider Andy Martin purchased 35,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 26th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 196 ($2.75) per share, for a total transaction of £68,600 ($96,294.22).
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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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