Hays (LON:HAS) had its target price reduced by HSBC from GBX 190 ($2.48) to GBX 180 ($2.35) in a research report report published on Thursday morning. HSBC currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Several other equities analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Liberum Capital reiterated a buy rating on shares of Hays in a report on Tuesday, January 15th. Jefferies Financial Group lowered their target price on shares of Hays from GBX 195 ($2.55) to GBX 170 ($2.22) and set a hold rating for the company in a report on Thursday, February 21st. UBS Group reiterated a buy rating on shares of Hays in a report on Friday, January 11th. BNP Paribas upgraded shares of Hays to an outperform rating and lifted their target price for the company from GBX 175 ($2.29) to GBX 180 ($2.35) in a report on Monday, February 25th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lifted their target price on shares of Hays from GBX 180 ($2.35) to GBX 210 ($2.74) and gave the company a sector performer rating in a report on Thursday, January 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Hays has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 184.09 ($2.41).

HAS stock opened at GBX 148.60 ($1.94) on Thursday. Hays has a 52-week low of GBX 134.60 ($1.76) and a 52-week high of GBX 213.40 ($2.79). The company has a market cap of $2.17 billion and a PE ratio of 12.59. The company has a quick ratio of 1.60, a current ratio of 1.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 13.41.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 12th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 7th will be given a dividend of GBX 1.11 ($0.01) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.7%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 7th. Hays’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 0.34%.

About Hays

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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