Hays plc (LON:HAS) had its price objective hoisted by Royal Bank Of Canada from GBX 160 ($2.12) to GBX 180 ($2.39) in a report published on Tuesday morning. They currently have a sector performer rating on the stock.

Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Morgan Stanley reduced their price target on shares of Hays plc from GBX 157 ($2.08) to GBX 149 ($1.98) and set an underweight rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Barclays PLC reissued an equal weight rating on shares of Hays plc in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. BNP Paribas cut shares of Hays plc to a neutral rating and set a GBX 175 ($2.32) price target on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Numis Securities Ltd reissued a hold rating and set a GBX 180 ($2.39) price target on shares of Hays plc in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reissued a hold rating and set a GBX 165 ($2.19) price target on shares of Hays plc in a research report on Monday, July 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 171.36 ($2.27).

Shares of Hays plc (HAS) opened at 189.40 on Tuesday. The company’s market cap is GBX 2.73 billion. Hays plc has a 12-month low of GBX 130.40 and a 12-month high of GBX 199.90. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 183.35 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 170.91.

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The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 5th will be paid a GBX 6.51 ($0.09) dividend. This is a positive change from Hays plc’s previous dividend of $0.96. This represents a yield of 3.55%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 5th.

In other Hays plc news, insider Doug Evans sold 31,220 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 185 ($2.45), for a total value of £57,757 ($76,610.96).

Hays plc Company Profile

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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