• Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: GBX 150
  • Forecasted Upside: 58.90%
  • Number of Analysts: 2
  • Breakdown:
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  • 0 Hold Ratings
  • 2 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
GBX 94.40
▲ +0.4 (0.43%)

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Analyst Price Target for HAS

Analyst Price Target is GBX 150
▲ +58.90% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 2 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Hays in the last 3 months. The average price target is GBX 150, with a high forecast of GBX 165 and a low forecast of GBX 135. The average price target represents a 58.90% upside from the last price of GBX 94.40.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 2 contributing investment analysts is to buy stock in Hays. This Buy consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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9/6/2022
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Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/2/2023Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuyGBX 135
9/7/2023Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 165
3/14/2023Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuyGBX 135
3/3/2023Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 170
2/24/2023BarclaysReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 160
2/24/2023Numis SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyGBX 170
1/19/2023Numis SecuritiesBoost TargetBuyGBX 140 ➝ GBX 170
10/19/2022BarclaysLower TargetOverweightGBX 190 ➝ GBX 160
7/18/2022BarclaysReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 190
5/19/2022Royal Bank of CanadaLower TargetOutperformGBX 205 ➝ GBX 165
5/11/2022Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweight
5/3/2022BarclaysReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 190
4/14/2022Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweight
4/13/2022BarclaysReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 190
4/4/2022BarclaysLower TargetOverweightGBX 205 ➝ GBX 190
3/24/2022Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 205
2/9/2022Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweight
1/14/2022BarclaysBoost TargetOverweightGBX 195 ➝ GBX 205
12/7/2021Liberum CapitalLower TargetHoldGBX 165 ➝ GBX 160
11/24/2021Liberum CapitalLower 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 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 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 TargetBuyGBX 130 ➝ GBX 147
6/8/2020Morgan StanleyUpgradeOverweightGBX 98 ➝ GBX 145
6/5/2020Liberum CapitalBoost TargetHoldGBX 90 ➝ GBX 115
5/28/2020Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeNeutralGBX 105 ➝ GBX 120
4/28/2020UBS GroupReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 180 ➝ GBX 110
4/24/2020HSBCLower 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 TargetUnderperformGBX 130 ➝ GBX 105
3/16/2020Jefferies Financial GroupUpgradeBuyGBX 165 ➝ GBX 130
3/2/2020Credit Suisse GroupLower 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 TargetUnderperformGBX 140 ➝ GBX 150
1/17/2020Kepler Capital MarketsBoost TargetHoldGBX 145 ➝ GBX 160
1/16/2020Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuy
1/16/2020UBS GroupReiterated RatingNeutral
1/13/2020HSBCBoost 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 TargetHoldGBX 145 ➝ GBX 165
12/11/2019InvestecInitiated CoverageHoldGBX 170
12/6/2019Liberum CapitalBoost 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 TargetEqual weightGBX 170 ➝ GBX 160
8/30/2019UBS GroupLower 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 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 TargetBuyGBX 190 ➝ GBX 180
(Data available from 2/28/2019 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

-0.21 (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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Hays plc engages in the provision of recruitment services in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and internationally. The company provides qualified, professional, and skilled recruitment in permanent, temporary, and contractor formats to public and private sectors. It offers its recruitment services in the specialisms, such as accountancy and finance, banking and capital markets, construction and property, contact centers, education, energy, oil and gas, engineering and manufacturing, executive, financial services, health and social care, human resources, legal, life sciences, office support, procurement, resources and mining, retail, sales and marketing, sustainability, technology, 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 94.40
Low: 92.80
High: 95

50 Day Range

MA: GBX 100.57
Low: 92.70
High: 110.60

52 Week Range

Now: GBX 94.40
Low: 87.10
High: 123.20

Volume

1,032,825 shs

Average Volume

2,053,996 shs

Market Capitalization

£1.49 billion

P/E Ratio

1,048.89

Dividend Yield

3.09%

Beta

1.11

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: Jefferies Financial Group Inc., and Royal Bank of Canada.
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What is the current price target for Hays?

2 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Hays in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is GBX 150, suggesting a possible upside of 58.9%. Royal Bank of Canada has the highest price target set, predicting HAS will reach GBX 165 in the next twelve months. Jefferies Financial Group Inc. has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of GBX 135 for Hays in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Hays?

Hays currently has 2 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.
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What other companies compete with Hays?

Other companies that are similar to Hays include PageGroup, SThree, Hill & Smith, Travis Perkins and GlobalData. Learn More about companies similar to Hays.

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. Learn More about contacing Hays investor relations.