Hays plc (LON:HAS) insider Alistair R. Cox sold 1,100,000 shares of Hays stock in a transaction on Friday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 157 ($2.05), for a total value of £1,727,000 ($2,256,631.39).
LON:HAS opened at GBX 145.60 ($1.90) on Friday. Hays plc has a 52-week low of GBX 155 ($2.03) and a 52-week high of GBX 206.20 ($2.69).
Several research analysts have recently issued reports on HAS shares. Morgan Stanley raised Hays to an “overweight” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from GBX 149 ($1.95) to GBX 235 ($3.07) in a research note on Thursday, September 27th. Kepler Capital Markets cut their price target on Hays from GBX 205 ($2.68) to GBX 170 ($2.22) and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, October 15th. UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Hays in a research note on Friday, October 5th. Credit Suisse Group cut their price target on Hays from GBX 210 ($2.74) to GBX 170 ($2.22) and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 16th. Finally, Citigroup reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 180 ($2.35) price target on shares of Hays in a research note on Wednesday, October 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 186.01 ($2.43).
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.
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