Hays (HAS) Lowered to “Neutral” at Credit Suisse Group
Credit Suisse Group lowered shares of Hays (LON:HAS) to a neutral rating in a research report report published on Wednesday. They currently have GBX 200 ($2.67) price target on the stock, up from their prior price target of GBX 190 ($2.54).
Several other research firms also recently commented on HAS. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their target price on shares of Hays from GBX 160 ($2.14) to GBX 180 ($2.41) and gave the stock a sector performer rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Jefferies Group upped their price objective on shares of Hays from GBX 145 ($1.94) to GBX 195 ($2.61) and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Kepler Capital Markets upped their price objective on shares of Hays from GBX 190 ($2.54) to GBX 195 ($2.61) and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a GBX 165 ($2.21) price objective on shares of Hays in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a neutral rating and issued a GBX 165 ($2.21) price objective on shares of Hays in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 174.77 ($2.34).
Hays (HAS) traded down GBX 2.40 ($0.03) during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting GBX 180.90 ($2.42). 2,534,345 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,560,000. The company has a market capitalization of $2,620.00 and a P/E ratio of 1,809.00. Hays has a one year low of GBX 146.50 ($1.96) and a one year high of GBX 199.90 ($2.67).
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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