• Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: GBX 180
  • Forecasted Upside: 22.12 %
  • Number of Analysts: 5
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 1 Hold Ratings
  • 4 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
GBX 147.40
▼ -0.7 (-0.47%)

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Analyst Price Target for HAS

Analyst Price Target is GBX 180
▲ +22.12% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 5 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Hays in the last 3 months. The average price target is GBX 180, with a high forecast of GBX 195 and a low forecast of GBX 160. The average price target represents a 22.12% upside from the last price of GBX 147.40.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 5 investment analysts is to buy stock in Hays. This rating has held steady since May 2021, when it changed from a Hold consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 4 buy ratings
  • 6 hold ratings
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6/16/2020
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  • 4 buy ratings
  • 7 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
9/14/2020
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  • 3 buy ratings
  • 6 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
12/13/2020
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 3 buy ratings
  • 5 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
3/13/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 3 buy ratings
  • 3 hold ratings
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6/11/2021
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  • 4 buy ratings
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9/9/2021
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  • 4 buy ratings
  • 1 hold ratings
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11/8/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 4 buy ratings
  • 1 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
12/8/2021

Latest Recommendations

  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 4 buy ratings
  • 1 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings

Display Ratings By
DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
12/7/2021Liberum CapitalLower Price TargetHoldGBX 165 ➝ GBX 160
11/24/2021Liberum CapitalLower Price TargetHoldGBX 165 ➝ GBX 160
10/14/2021Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingHoldGBX 165
10/11/2021Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 195
9/9/2021BarclaysUpgradeOverweightGBX 120 ➝ GBX 195
7/12/2021Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeOutperformGBX 150 ➝ GBX 195
6/15/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOutperformGBX 178 ➝ GBX 185
2/23/2021Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingSector PerformGBX 140
1/28/2021Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuyGBX 165
7/22/2020Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy
7/20/2020CitigroupLower Price TargetHoldGBX 130 ➝ GBX 125
7/17/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingSector Performer
7/16/2020Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingHoldGBX 130 ➝ GBX 125
7/13/2020Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweight
7/10/2020UBS GroupReiterated RatingNeutral
7/3/2020UBS GroupReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 110 ➝ GBX 120
6/30/2020CitigroupReiterated RatingBuyGBX 150
6/10/2020Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 130 ➝ GBX 147
6/8/2020Morgan StanleyUpgradeOverweightGBX 98 ➝ GBX 145
6/5/2020Liberum CapitalBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 90 ➝ GBX 115
5/28/2020Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeNeutralGBX 105 ➝ GBX 120
4/28/2020UBS GroupReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 180 ➝ GBX 110
4/24/2020HSBCLower Price TargetHoldGBX 105 ➝ GBX 92
4/14/2020Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingUnderperform
4/3/2020UBS GroupReiterated RatingNeutral
4/2/2020Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingHoldGBX 155 ➝ GBX 90
3/19/2020Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetUnderperformGBX 130 ➝ GBX 105
3/16/2020Jefferies Financial GroupUpgradeBuyGBX 165 ➝ GBX 130
3/2/2020Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetUnderperformGBX 150 ➝ GBX 130
2/21/2020UBS GroupReiterated RatingNeutral
2/20/2020Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingHoldGBX 160 ➝ GBX 155
2/4/2020Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingHold
1/22/2020Liberum CapitalDowngradeHoldGBX 185 ➝ GBX 160
1/20/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetUnderperformGBX 140 ➝ GBX 150
1/17/2020Kepler Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 145 ➝ GBX 160
1/16/2020Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuy
1/16/2020UBS GroupReiterated RatingNeutral
1/13/2020HSBCBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 155 ➝ GBX 195
1/10/2020Royal Bank of CanadaDowngradeSector PerformerGBX 175
1/8/2020UBS GroupReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 140 ➝ GBX 180
1/6/2020Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 145 ➝ GBX 165
12/11/2019InvestecInitiated CoverageHoldGBX 170
12/6/2019Liberum CapitalBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 160 ➝ GBX 185
11/25/2019Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeUnderperformGBX 140
11/21/2019HSBCDowngradeHoldGBX 180 ➝ GBX 155
11/13/2019BarclaysReiterated RatingEqual weight
10/16/2019UBS GroupReiterated RatingNeutral
10/15/2019Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuyGBX 185
10/14/2019Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual weight
9/9/2019Kepler Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold
9/4/2019BarclaysReiterated RatingEqual weight
9/4/2019Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual weightGBX 170 ➝ GBX 160
8/30/2019UBS GroupLower Price TargetNeutralGBX 165 ➝ GBX 140
8/29/2019Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuy
7/23/2019Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuy
7/17/2019UBS GroupReiterated RatingNeutral
7/16/2019Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuyGBX 195
7/15/2019Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual weight
7/10/2019UBS GroupDowngradeNeutralGBX 170 ➝ GBX 165
5/20/2019Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 175
4/30/2019BNP ParibasDowngradeNeutralGBX 180 ➝ GBX 165
4/24/2019BarclaysReiterated RatingEqual weight
4/17/2019UBS GroupReiterated RatingBuy
4/16/2019Numis SecuritiesLower Price TargetHoldGBX 170 ➝ GBX 160
4/16/2019Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingSector Performer
4/16/2019Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuy
4/9/2019Morgan StanleyDowngradeEqual WeightGBX 200 ➝ GBX 185
4/9/2019Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingHold
3/21/2019HSBCLower Price TargetBuyGBX 190 ➝ GBX 180
2/25/2019BNP ParibasUpgradeOutperformGBX 175 ➝ GBX 180
2/22/2019UBS GroupReiterated RatingBuy
2/21/2019Jefferies Financial GroupLower Price TargetHoldGBX 195 ➝ GBX 170
2/21/2019Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuy
1/15/2019Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuy
1/11/2019UBS GroupReiterated RatingBuy
1/10/2019Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector PerformerGBX 180 ➝ GBX 210
1/7/2019HSBCUpgradeBuyGBX 205 ➝ GBX 190
10/31/2018CitigroupReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 180
10/25/2018UBS GroupLower Price TargetBuyGBX 210 ➝ GBX 170
10/17/2018Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetOverweightGBX 235 ➝ GBX 220
10/16/2018Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetNeutralGBX 210 ➝ GBX 170
10/15/2018Kepler Capital MarketsLower Price TargetHoldGBX 205 ➝ GBX 170
10/11/2018UBS GroupReiterated RatingBuy
10/11/2018Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuy
10/5/2018UBS GroupReiterated RatingBuy
9/27/2018Morgan StanleyUpgradeOverweightGBX 149 ➝ GBX 235
8/30/2018Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuy
8/6/2018Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingHold
7/13/2018Kepler Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold
7/4/2018UBS GroupReiterated RatingBuy
6/11/2018Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuy
4/13/2018BarclaysReiterated RatingEqual weight
4/12/2018Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuyGBX 215
4/6/2018UBS GroupReiterated RatingBuy
4/6/2018Kepler Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold
4/5/2018BNP ParibasBoost Price TargetNeutralGBX 175 ➝ GBX 195
3/27/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingSellGBX 160
3/6/2018Liberum CapitalBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 195 ➝ GBX 215
2/23/2018Numis SecuritiesBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 180 ➝ GBX 190
2/23/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingSell
2/23/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingNeutralGBX 177.10
2/22/2018Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuyGBX 195
2/5/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingSellGBX 160
1/15/2018Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetNeutralGBX 200 ➝ GBX 210
1/12/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingSellGBX 160
1/12/2018Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingHoldGBX 195
1/12/2018Kepler Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 195 ➝ GBX 205
1/12/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetNeutralGBX 165 ➝ GBX 177.10
1/11/2018InvestecReiterated RatingHoldGBX 190
1/11/2018Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuyGBX 195
1/3/2018Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeNeutralGBX 190 ➝ GBX 200
12/6/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftDowngradeSellGBX 165 ➝ GBX 155
11/13/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingHoldGBX 165
11/10/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingNeutralGBX 165
11/9/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuyGBX 195
10/13/2017Kepler Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 190 ➝ GBX 195
10/13/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingHoldGBX 165
10/13/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingNeutralGBX 165
10/12/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuyGBX 195
10/4/2017Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 145 ➝ GBX 195
10/3/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector PerformerGBX 160 ➝ GBX 180
9/19/2017Kepler Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 163 ➝ GBX 190
9/6/2017Liberum CapitalBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 180 ➝ GBX 195
9/1/2017Numis SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldGBX 180
9/1/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetNeutralGBX 152.50 ➝ GBX 165
8/31/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuyGBX 180
8/24/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuyGBX 180
7/19/2017BarclaysReiterated RatingEqual weight
7/18/2017BNP ParibasReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 175
7/17/2017Numis SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldGBX 180
7/17/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingHoldGBX 165
7/14/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuyGBX 180
7/12/2017BNP ParibasDowngradeNeutralGBX 175
7/4/2017Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetUnderweightGBX 157 ➝ GBX 149
4/27/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetNeutralGBX 135 ➝ GBX 140.80
4/18/2017Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperformGBX 170 ➝ GBX 185
4/18/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingHoldGBX 160
4/13/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuyGBX 175
4/11/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingHoldGBX 145
2/23/2017Numis SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldGBX 160
2/23/2017UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutralGBX 155 ➝ GBX 160
2/23/2017Kepler Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHoldGBX 163
2/23/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetNeutralGBX 140 ➝ GBX 135
2/23/2017Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeOutperformGBX 160 ➝ GBX 170
2/23/2017BarclaysReiterated RatingEqual WeightGBX 145 ➝ GBX 150
2/22/2017Liberum CapitalBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 170 ➝ GBX 175
1/30/2017BarclaysReiterated RatingEqual weightGBX 145
1/13/2017UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutralGBX 150 ➝ GBX 155
1/13/2017BarclaysReiterated RatingEqual WeightGBX 145
1/13/2017Numis SecuritiesBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 130 ➝ GBX 160
1/13/2017BNP ParibasReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 165
1/13/2017Kepler Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 150 ➝ GBX 163
1/12/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuyGBX 145
1/12/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftUpgradeHoldGBX 120 ➝ GBX 160
1/6/2017Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 140 ➝ GBX 145
12/23/2016Kepler Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHoldGBX 150
(Data available from 12/9/2016 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.19 (Hold)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

News Sentiment Over Time

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5/13/2021
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6/12/2021
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7/12/2021
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8/11/2021
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9/10/2021
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10/10/2021
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11/9/2021
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12/9/2021

Current Sentiment

  • 1 very positive mentions
  • 2 positive mentions
  • 2 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions

Recent Stories by Sentiment

Very Negative

  • No very negative mentions tracked during this time.
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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, procurement, retail, resources and mining, and telecoms. Hays plc was founded in 1968 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
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Today's Range

Now: GBX 147.40
Low: 147.40
High: 152.40

50 Day Range

MA: GBX 160.60
Low: 146.50
High: 175.40

52 Week Range

Now: GBX 147.40
Low: 135.30
High: 181.10

Volume

335,485 shs

Average Volume

3,388,359 shs

Market Capitalization

£2.47 billion

P/E Ratio

40.94

Dividend Yield

0.81%

Beta

N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Hays?

The following equities research analysts have issued research reports on Hays in the last year: Barclays PLC, Jefferies Financial Group Inc., Liberum Capital, Morgan Stanley, and Royal Bank of Canada.
View the latest analyst ratings for HAS.

What is the current price target for Hays?

5 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Hays in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is GBX 180, suggesting a possible upside of 21.5%. Barclays PLC has the highest price target set, predicting HAS will reach GBX 195 in the next twelve months. Liberum Capital has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of GBX 160 for Hays in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Hays?

Hays currently has 1 hold rating and 4 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe HAS will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of Hays.
View the latest ratings for HAS.

How do I contact Hays' investor relations team?

Hays' physical mailing address is 250 Euston Road, LONDON, NW1 2AF, United Kingdom. The company's listed phone number is +44-20-73832266. The official website for Hays is www.haysplc.com.