Hays plc (HAS) Given Hold Rating at Deutsche Bank AG

Deutsche Bank AG restated their hold rating on shares of Hays plc (LON:HAS) in a research note released on Monday. The brokerage currently has a GBX 165 ($2.17) price target on the stock.

A number of other equities analysts also recently issued reports on HAS. Numis Securities Ltd reissued a hold rating and issued a GBX 180 ($2.37) price target on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Monday, July 17th. BNP Paribas restated a neutral rating and issued a GBX 175 ($2.30) price objective on shares of Hays plc in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Barclays PLC restated an equal weight rating on shares of Hays plc in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Liberum Capital restated a buy rating and issued a GBX 180 ($2.37) price objective on shares of Hays plc in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co upped their price objective on shares of Hays plc from GBX 152.50 ($2.01) to GBX 165 ($2.17) and gave the stock a neutral rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Hays plc has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 174.38 ($2.29).

Hays plc (LON:HAS) remained flat at $GBX 182.40 ($2.40) during mid-day trading on Monday. The stock had a trading volume of 3,282,363 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,550,000. Hays plc has a 52 week low of GBX 135.70 ($1.78) and a 52 week high of GBX 199.90 ($2.63).

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

In other 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 ($2.43), for a total transaction of £57,757 ($75,966.07).

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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