Liberum Capital restated their buy rating on shares of Hays plc (LON:HAS) in a research note published on Friday. Liberum Capital currently has a GBX 145 ($1.79) price objective on the stock.
Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on HAS. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. restated a sell rating and set a GBX 129 ($1.60) target price on shares of Hays plc in a research report on Thursday, September 8th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price target on shares of Hays plc from GBX 140 ($1.73) to GBX 105 ($1.30) and set a neutral rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 5th. Numis Securities Ltd downgraded shares of Hays plc to an add rating and cut their price target for the company from GBX 155 ($1.92) to GBX 110 ($1.36) in a report on Wednesday, July 6th. Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Hays plc to an equal weight rating in a report on Tuesday, July 5th. Finally, Barclays PLC downgraded shares of Hays plc to an equal weight rating and cut their price target for the company from GBX 155 ($1.92) to GBX 105 ($1.30) in a report on Thursday, July 7th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Hays plc presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 137.75 ($1.70).
Shares of Hays plc (LON:HAS) traded down 1.68% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching GBX 134.70. 1,225,003 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 132.87 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 125.18. Hays plc has a 12-month low of GBX 91.10 and a 12-month high of GBX 151.00. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 1.93 billion.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 13th will be issued a GBX 1.99 ($0.02) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.53%. This is a positive change from Hays plc’s previous dividend of $0.91. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 13th.
In other news, insider Venables,Paul sold 106,238 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 133 ($1.65), for a total transaction of £141,296.54 ($174,871.96).