Hays plc (LON:HAS) declared a dividend on Thursday, February 22nd, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, March 1st will be paid a dividend of GBX 1.06 ($0.01) per share on Thursday, April 12th. This represents a yield of 0.54%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 1st. The official announcement can be accessed at this link.
Shares of Hays (HAS) traded up GBX 0.10 ($0.00) on Wednesday, reaching GBX 195.20 ($2.70). 1,110,000 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,000,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,830.00 and a P/E ratio of 1,952.00. Hays has a fifty-two week low of GBX 154 ($2.13) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 206.20 ($2.85).
A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Numis Securities boosted their target price on shares of Hays from GBX 180 ($2.49) to GBX 190 ($2.63) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 177.10 ($2.45) target price on shares of Hays in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Deutsche Bank restated a “sell” rating on shares of Hays in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 195 ($2.69) target price on shares of Hays in a report on Friday, January 12th. Finally, Liberum Capital restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 195 ($2.69) target price on shares of Hays in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 183.26 ($2.53).
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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