Hays plc (LON:HAS) had its target price increased by Jefferies Group LLC from GBX 145 ($1.92) to GBX 195 ($2.59) in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning. They currently have a hold rating on the stock.

Several other research analysts also recently commented on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada raised their price target on shares of Hays plc from GBX 160 ($2.12) to GBX 180 ($2.39) and gave the stock a sector performer rating in a research note on Tuesday. Kepler Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of Hays plc from GBX 163 ($2.16) to GBX 190 ($2.52) and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. Numis Securities Ltd reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a GBX 180 ($2.39) price target on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 180 ($2.39) price target on shares of Hays plc in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co raised their price target on shares of Hays plc from GBX 152.50 ($2.02) to GBX 165 ($2.19) and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 171.36 ($2.27).

Shares of Hays plc (LON HAS) traded up 0.43% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting GBX 188.00. 4,839,458 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50 day moving average of GBX 182.86 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 170.78. The stock’s market cap is GBX 2.71 billion. Hays plc has a 12 month low of GBX 130.40 and a 12 month high of GBX 199.90.

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The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 5th will be given a dividend of GBX 6.51 ($0.09) per share. This is an increase from Hays plc’s previous dividend of $0.96. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 5th. This represents a yield of 3.55%.

In other Hays plc news, insider Doug Evans sold 31,220 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 185 ($2.45), for a total transaction of £57,757 ($76,610.96).

About Hays plc

Hays plc is a recruitment company. The Company’s segments include Asia Pacific; Continental Europe & Rest of World, and United Kingdom & Ireland. The Company offers temporary and permanent recruitment services to private and public sector markets. It operates in over 30 countries and approximately 20 specialisms.

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