Hays (LON:HAS) had its price objective increased by Royal Bank of Canada from GBX 180 ($2.35) to GBX 210 ($2.74) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday. Royal Bank of Canada currently has a sector performer rating on the stock.
A number of other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. HSBC raised shares of Hays to a buy rating and lowered their target price for the stock from GBX 205 ($2.68) to GBX 190 ($2.48) in a research note on Monday. Citigroup restated a neutral rating and issued a GBX 180 ($2.35) price target on shares of Hays in a report on Wednesday, October 31st. UBS Group reduced their price target on shares of Hays from GBX 210 ($2.74) to GBX 170 ($2.22) and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Thursday, October 25th. Morgan Stanley reduced their price target on shares of Hays from GBX 235 ($3.07) to GBX 220 ($2.87) and set an overweight rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 17th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reduced their price target on shares of Hays from GBX 210 ($2.74) to GBX 170 ($2.22) and set a neutral rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 188.01 ($2.46).
LON HAS traded down GBX 0.40 ($0.01) during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 147.20 ($1.92). 3,372,343 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,420,000. Hays has a one year low of GBX 155 ($2.03) and a one year high of GBX 206.20 ($2.69).
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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