Hays (LON:HAS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by research analysts at Liberum Capital in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, April 16th, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.
Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. HSBC cut their target price on shares of Hays from GBX 190 ($2.48) to GBX 180 ($2.35) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, March 21st. UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Hays in a research note on Friday, February 22nd. Jefferies Financial Group dropped their price objective on shares of Hays from GBX 195 ($2.55) to GBX 170 ($2.22) and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, February 21st. BNP Paribas raised shares of Hays to an “outperform” rating and upped their price objective for the company from GBX 175 ($2.29) to GBX 180 ($2.35) in a research note on Monday, February 25th. Finally, Morgan Stanley cut Hays to an “equal weight” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from GBX 200 ($2.61) to GBX 185 ($2.42) in a report on Tuesday, April 9th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Hays presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 176 ($2.30).
Shares of LON HAS traded down GBX 3.30 ($0.04) during trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 146.50 ($1.91). 2,503,966 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,420,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.14 billion and a P/E ratio of 12.42. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 13.41, a quick ratio of 1.60 and a current ratio of 1.60. Hays has a 1 year low of GBX 134.60 ($1.76) and a 1 year high of GBX 213.40 ($2.79).
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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