Liberum Capital restated their buy rating on shares of Hays (LON:HAS) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.

Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Morgan Stanley cut shares of Hays to an equal weight rating and lowered their target price for the stock from GBX 200 ($2.61) to GBX 185 ($2.42) in a research note on Tuesday, April 9th. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a hold rating on shares of Hays in a research note on Tuesday, April 9th. HSBC lowered their target price on shares of Hays from GBX 190 ($2.48) to GBX 180 ($2.35) and set a buy rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, March 21st. BNP Paribas upgraded shares of Hays to an outperform rating and increased their target price for the stock from GBX 175 ($2.29) to GBX 180 ($2.35) in a research note on Monday, February 25th. Finally, UBS Group reiterated a buy rating on shares of Hays in a research note on Friday, February 22nd. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 177.50 ($2.32).

LON HAS opened at GBX 148 ($1.93) on Tuesday. Hays has a 1 year low of GBX 134.60 ($1.76) and a 1 year high of GBX 213.40 ($2.79). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 13.41, a quick ratio of 1.60 and a current ratio of 1.60. The company has a market capitalization of $2.16 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.54.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 7th were given a dividend of GBX 1.11 ($0.01) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.7%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 7th. Hays’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 0.34%.

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.

Featured Story: Catch-Up Contributions

Analyst Recommendations for Hays (LON:HAS)

Receive News & Ratings for Hays Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Hays and related companies with's FREE daily email newsletter.