Hays (LON:HAS) had its target price lifted by Royal Bank of Canada from GBX 180 ($2.35) to GBX 210 ($2.74) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a sector performer rating on the stock.
A number of other brokerages have also issued reports on HAS. UBS Group restated a buy rating on shares of Hays in a research report on Friday, October 5th. Citigroup restated a neutral rating and set a GBX 180 ($2.35) target price on shares of Hays in a research report on Wednesday, October 31st. Kepler Capital Markets reduced their price target on shares of Hays from GBX 205 ($2.68) to GBX 170 ($2.22) and set a hold rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 15th. Credit Suisse Group reduced their price target on shares of Hays from GBX 210 ($2.74) to GBX 170 ($2.22) and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 16th. Finally, Liberum Capital reiterated a buy rating on shares of Hays in a research report on Thursday, October 11th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 188.01 ($2.46).
Shares of LON:HAS traded down GBX 0.40 ($0.01) on Thursday, reaching GBX 147.20 ($1.92). 3,372,343 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,420,000. Hays has a twelve month low of GBX 155 ($2.03) and a twelve month high of GBX 206.20 ($2.69).
In related news, insider Alistair R. Cox sold 1,100,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 157 ($2.05), for a total value of £1,727,000 ($2,256,631.39). Also, insider Susan Murray acquired 4,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 1st. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 164 ($2.14) per share, with a total value of £6,560 ($8,571.80).
Hays Company Profile
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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