Liberum Capital Raises Hays (LON:HAS) Price Target to GBX 185

Hays (LON:HAS) had its price target hoisted by Liberum Capital from GBX 160 ($2.10) to GBX 185 ($2.43) in a report released on Friday, Stock Target Advisor reports. Liberum Capital currently has a buy rating on the stock.

HAS has been the topic of several other research reports. UBS Group restated a neutral rating on shares of Hays in a research report on Wednesday, October 16th. Morgan Stanley reiterated an equal weight rating on shares of Hays in a research report on Monday, October 14th. Barclays reiterated an equal weight rating on shares of Hays in a research note on Wednesday, November 13th. Kepler Capital Markets reissued a hold rating on shares of Hays in a report on Monday, September 9th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group downgraded Hays to an underperform rating and set a GBX 140 ($1.84) target price for the company. in a research note on Monday, November 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 161.11 ($2.12).

Hays stock opened at GBX 164.40 ($2.16) on Friday. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of GBX 162.89 and a 200 day simple moving average of GBX 153.75. The company has a current ratio of 1.48, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 13.41. Hays has a 1-year low of GBX 131.80 ($1.73) and a 1-year high of GBX 169.60 ($2.23). The firm has a market capitalization of $2.41 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.95.

In other news, insider Paul Venables sold 503,065 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 149 ($1.96), for a total transaction of £749,566.85 ($986,012.69).

Hays Company Profile

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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