Hays (LON:HAS – Get Rating) had its price objective boosted by equities research analysts at Numis Securities from GBX 140 ($1.71) to GBX 170 ($2.07) in a research note issued on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Numis Securities’ price objective indicates a potential upside of 36.88% from the company’s current price.
Separately, Barclays decreased their price target on Hays from GBX 190 ($2.32) to GBX 160 ($1.95) and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 19th.
Hays Price Performance
Shares of HAS stock opened at GBX 124.20 ($1.52) on Thursday. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is GBX 118.43 and its 200 day simple moving average is GBX 117.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 23.25, a current ratio of 1.35 and a quick ratio of 1.31. The firm has a market cap of £1.99 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,380.00. Hays has a one year low of GBX 98.75 ($1.21) and a one year high of GBX 151.10 ($1.84).
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 sectors. It also specializes in offering recruitment services in the areas of accountancy and finance, construction and property, 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 support, energy, oil and gas, procurement, retail, resources and mining, and telecoms.
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