Hays (LON:HAS) was upgraded by stock analysts at Morgan Stanley to an “overweight” rating in a research report issued on Thursday. The firm presently has a GBX 235 ($3.06) target price on the stock, up from their prior target price of GBX 149 ($1.94). Morgan Stanley’s price target suggests a potential upside of 13.09% from the company’s previous close.

Other analysts have also issued research reports about the company. UBS Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Hays in a report on Wednesday, July 4th. Liberum Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Hays in a report on Monday, June 11th. HSBC lowered Hays to a “hold” rating and reduced their target price for the company from GBX 220 ($2.87) to GBX 205 ($2.67) in a report on Monday, September 17th. Jefferies Financial Group restated a “hold” rating on shares of Hays in a report on Monday, August 6th. Finally, Kepler Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating on shares of Hays in a report on Friday, July 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 196.43 ($2.56).

HAS opened at GBX 207.80 ($2.71) on Thursday. Hays has a 12-month low of GBX 155 ($2.02) and a 12-month high of GBX 206.20 ($2.69).

In related news, insider Alistair R. Cox sold 107,927 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 206 ($2.68), for a total transaction of £222,329.62 ($289,604.82). Also, insider Doug Evans sold 125,524 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 204 ($2.66), for a total value of £256,068.96 ($333,553.42). Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 1,252,841 shares of company stock valued at $255,795,418.

About Hays

Hays plc operates as a specialist recruitment company in the Asia Pacific, Continental Europe, 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.

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