Hays’ (HAS) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Citigroup

Citigroup reissued their buy rating on shares of Hays (LON:HAS) in a research report report published on Tuesday morning, Stock Target Advisor reports. Citigroup currently has a GBX 150 ($1.85) price target on the stock.

A number of other equities analysts also recently commented on the company. Jefferies Financial Group lifted their price target on Hays from GBX 130 ($1.60) to GBX 147 ($1.81) and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 10th. UBS Group reiterated a neutral rating and issued a GBX 110 ($1.35) price target (down from GBX 180 ($2.22)) on shares of Hays in a research note on Tuesday, April 28th. HSBC decreased their price target on Hays from GBX 105 ($1.29) to GBX 92 ($1.13) and set a hold rating for the company in a research note on Friday, April 24th. Liberum Capital lifted their price target on Hays from GBX 90 ($1.11) to GBX 115 ($1.42) and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Friday, June 5th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group upgraded Hays to a neutral rating and lifted their price target for the stock from GBX 105 ($1.29) to GBX 120 ($1.48) in a research note on Thursday, May 28th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 138.40 ($1.70).

LON:HAS opened at GBX 119 ($1.46) on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $2.00 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.27. Hays has a one year low of GBX 85.25 ($1.05) and a one year high of GBX 186 ($2.29). The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of GBX 115 and a 200 day simple moving average of GBX 135.94. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 50.83, a quick ratio of 1.54 and a current ratio of 1.54.

In other Hays news, insider Mary Teresa Rainey purchased 48,845 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 7th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 102 ($1.26) per share, with a total value of £49,821.90 ($61,311.72). Also, insider Peter Williams purchased 16,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, April 3rd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 93 ($1.14) per share, for a total transaction of £14,880 ($18,311.59).

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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