Hays (LON:HAS) Lowered to “Neutral” at UBS Group
UBS Group downgraded shares of Hays (LON:HAS) to a neutral rating in a research note released on Wednesday, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports. The brokerage currently has GBX 165 ($2.16) price target on the stock, down from their prior price target of GBX 170 ($2.22).
Other analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. HSBC cut China Mobile from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, March 21st. Barclays lowered their price target on Waters from $218.00 to $210.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 24th. Numis Securities lowered their price target on Hays from GBX 170 ($2.22) to GBX 160 ($2.09) and set a hold rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 16th. Royal Bank of Canada set a €475.00 ($552.33) price target on Rational and gave the company a sell rating in a research note on Monday, May 20th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of COMPASS GRP PLC/S in a research note on Tuesday, April 9th. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Hays has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 172 ($2.25).
Shares of HAS stock opened at GBX 150.50 ($1.97) on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.60, a quick ratio of 1.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 13.41. The company has a market cap of $2.20 billion and a PE ratio of 12.75. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 154.99. Hays has a one year low of GBX 134.60 ($1.76) and a one year high of GBX 213.40 ($2.79).
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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