Morgan Stanley reaffirmed their equal weight rating on shares of Hays (LON:HAS) in a research report report published on Monday, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.
Several other research firms have also commented on HAS. Numis Securities lowered their price objective on shares of Hays from GBX 170 ($2.22) to GBX 160 ($2.09) and set a hold rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 16th. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a hold rating on shares of COMPASS GRP PLC/S in a research report on Tuesday, April 9th. Liberum Capital reiterated a buy rating on shares of Hays in a research report on Tuesday, April 16th. BNP Paribas reiterated a neutral rating on shares of RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR in a research report on Tuesday, April 30th. Finally, Barclays lowered their price objective on shares of Waters from $218.00 to $210.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, April 24th. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 174.09 ($2.27).
HAS stock opened at GBX 148.70 ($1.94) on Monday. Hays has a 52 week low of GBX 134.60 ($1.76) and a 52 week high of GBX 213.40 ($2.79). The company has a quick ratio of 1.60, a current ratio of 1.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 13.41. The company’s fifty day simple moving average is GBX 155.02. The company has a market capitalization of $2.17 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.60.
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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