Hays plc (LON:HAS) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 171.43 ($2.24).
A number of research analysts recently issued reports on HAS shares. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of COMPASS GRP PLC/S in a report on Tuesday, April 9th. Royal Bank of Canada set a €475.00 ($552.33) price objective on Rational and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, May 20th. Liberum Capital increased their price objective on GetBusy from GBX 52 ($0.68) to GBX 56 ($0.73) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. BNP Paribas reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR in a research report on Tuesday, April 30th. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a $70.00 price target on Edison International and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 15th.
LON:HAS opened at GBX 153.50 ($2.01) on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 13.41, a quick ratio of 1.60 and a current ratio of 1.60. The company has a market capitalization of $2.19 billion and a P/E ratio of 13.01. Hays has a 52-week low of GBX 134.60 ($1.76) and a 52-week high of GBX 213.40 ($2.79). The stock’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 155.17.
Hays plc operates as a recruitment company in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and internationally. The company offers permanent, temporary, and contractor recruitment services, such as qualified, professional, and skilled recruitment to public and private sector. It specializes in offering recruitment services in the areas of accountancy and finance, construction and property, information technology, life sciences, sales and marketing, banking and capital markets, contact centers, education, engineering and manufacturing, executive, financial services, health and social care, human resources, legal, office professionals, energy, oil and gas, purchasing, retail, resources and mining, and telecoms.
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