Hays plc (LON:HAS) had its target price hoisted by Citigroup Inc. from GBX 135 ($1.65) to GBX 137 ($1.67) in a research report issued on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Citigroup Inc.’s price target indicates a potential upside of 1.18% from the stock’s previous close.
Several other research analysts have also commented on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their price target on shares of Hays plc from GBX 140 ($1.71) to GBX 105 ($1.28) and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 5th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 98 ($1.19) price target on shares of Hays plc in a report on Monday, June 27th. Credit Suisse Group AG lowered shares of Hays plc to an “underperform” rating and decreased their price target for the company from GBX 150 ($1.83) to GBX 100 ($1.22) in a report on Thursday, June 30th. Deutsche Bank AG lifted their price target on shares of Hays plc from GBX 100 ($1.22) to GBX 105 ($1.28) and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 23rd. Finally, Jefferies Group lifted their price target on shares of Hays plc from GBX 120 ($1.46) to GBX 140 ($1.71) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 7th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 137.88 ($1.68).
Shares of Hays plc (LON:HAS) opened at 137.70 on Tuesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 133.06 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 125.30. Hays plc has a 52-week low of GBX 91.10 and a 52-week high of GBX 151.00. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 1.97 billion.
The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 13th will be given a dividend of GBX 1.99 ($0.02) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.53%. This is an increase from Hays plc’s previous dividend of $0.91. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 13th.
In other Hays plc news, insider Venables,Paul sold 321,615 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 132 ($1.61), for a total transaction of £424,531.80 ($517,406.22).
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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