Hays plc’s (HAS) “Neutral” Rating Reaffirmed at J P Morgan Chase & Co
J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued their neutral rating on shares of Hays plc (LON:HAS) in a research report report published on Friday morning. The firm currently has a GBX 165 ($2.17) price objective on the stock.
A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on HAS. Liberum Capital reiterated a buy rating and issued a GBX 180 ($2.37) target price on shares of Hays plc in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a hold rating and issued a GBX 165 ($2.17) target price on shares of Hays plc in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Numis Securities Ltd reiterated a hold rating and issued a GBX 180 ($2.37) target price on shares of Hays plc in a research report on Monday, July 17th. BNP Paribas reiterated a neutral rating and issued a GBX 175 ($2.30) target price on shares of Hays plc in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Barclays PLC reiterated an equal weight rating on shares of Hays plc in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 174.38 ($2.29).
Shares of Hays plc (LON HAS) traded up GBX 0.30 ($0.00) during midday trading on Friday, hitting GBX 182 ($2.39). 1,693,426 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,640,000. Hays plc has a 1-year low of GBX 135.70 ($1.78) and a 1-year high of GBX 199.90 ($2.63).
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The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 5th will be paid a dividend of GBX 6.51 ($0.09) per share. This represents a yield of 3.55%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 5th. This is a positive change from Hays plc’s previous dividend of $0.96.
In other Hays plc news, insider Doug Evans sold 31,220 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 185 ($2.43), for a total transaction of £57,757 ($75,966.07).
About Hays plc
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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