Hays (LON:HAS) had its price target boosted by equities research analysts at BNP Paribas from GBX 175 ($2.46) to GBX 195 ($2.74) in a report released on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. BNP Paribas’ target price suggests a potential upside of 5.18% from the stock’s current price.
Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on HAS. Deutsche Bank reissued a “sell” rating and set a GBX 160 ($2.25) price objective on shares of Hays in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 195 ($2.74) price objective on shares of Hays in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Liberum Capital restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 195 ($2.74) target price on shares of Hays in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Credit Suisse Group lowered shares of Hays to a “neutral” rating and lifted their target price for the company from GBX 190 ($2.67) to GBX 200 ($2.81) in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, Kepler Capital Markets lifted their target price on shares of Hays from GBX 195 ($2.74) to GBX 205 ($2.88) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 12th. Two 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. Hays presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 186.59 ($2.62).
Shares of LON HAS opened at GBX 185.40 ($2.60) on Thursday. Hays has a 52-week low of GBX 155 ($2.18) and a 52-week high of GBX 206.20 ($2.89).
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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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