Analysts take a look at Hays plc (LON:HAS) having this to say.

July 14, 2018 - By Pete Kolinski

Hays plc (LON:HAS) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.16, from 1.02 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 57 investors sold Hays plc shares while 202 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 148 raised stakes. 96.41 million shares or 0.76% less from 97.15 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Kennedy Cap Management holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Hays plc (LON:HAS) for 44,718 shares. Northern Tru Corp invested in 1.86 million shares. Lau Associate Lc invested 1.58% of its portfolio in Hays plc (LON:HAS). Ferguson Wellman Cap Inc invested in 6,506 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Cwm Limited Co holds 0% of its portfolio in Hays plc (LON:HAS) for 448 shares. Benjamin F Edwards owns 1,617 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Cibc Ww Markets Corp stated it has 21,538 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Kentucky Retirement Ins Trust Fund holds 0.04% or 2,587 shares in its portfolio. Everence Cap reported 4,868 shares. Quantbot Techs L P has 36,743 shares for 0.27% of their portfolio. Saturna Cap accumulated 8,972 shares or 0.02% of the stock. 59,994 were reported by Fin Counselors. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has 0.01% invested in Hays plc (LON:HAS) for 27,135 shares. Advantus Mgmt Incorporated owns 11,295 shares. Amp Cap Investors owns 40,382 shares.

Since February 20, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 selling transactions for $42.72 million activity. Frascotti John had sold 47,024 shares worth $4.62 million. Shares for $1.08 million were sold by Davis Stephen J. Thomas Deborah had sold 6,000 shares worth $578,009. Billing Duncan also sold $1.45M worth of Hays plc (LON:HAS) shares. On Friday, February 23 Finigan Barbara sold $2.00M worth of Hays plc (LON:HAS) or 20,408 shares. Johnson Dolph had sold 4,704 shares worth $460,427.

Hays plc (LON:HAS) Ratings Coverage

Among 9 analysts covering Hays PLC (LON:HAS), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. Hays PLC had 17 analyst reports since January 15, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan maintained it with “Neutral” rating and GBX 177.10 target in Friday, February 23 report. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Sell” on Friday, February 23. Deutsche Bank maintained Hays plc (LON:HAS) rating on Monday, January 15. Deutsche Bank has “Sell” rating and GBX 160 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Friday, July 6. As per Friday, July 13, the company rating was maintained by Kepler Cheuvreux. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, February 23 by Numis Securities. The firm has “Neutral” rating by BNP Paribas given on Thursday, April 5. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital with “Buy” on Tuesday, March 6. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse given on Monday, January 15. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, April 6 by Kepler Cheuvreux. Below is a list of Hays plc (LON:HAS) latest ratings and price target changes.

13/07/2018 Broker: Kepler Cheuvreux Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 205.00 Maintain
06/07/2018 Broker: UBS Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 210.00 Maintain
04/07/2018 Broker: UBS Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 210.00 Maintain
11/06/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 215.00 Maintain
13/04/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Equal Weight Maintain
12/04/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 215.00 New Target: GBX 215.00 Maintain
06/04/2018 Broker: UBS Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 210.00 Maintain
06/04/2018 Broker: Kepler Cheuvreux Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 205.00 Maintain
05/04/2018 Broker: BNP Paribas Rating: Neutral Old Target: GBX 175.00 New Target: GBX 195.00 Maintain
27/03/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Sell Old Target: GBX 160.00 New Target: GBX 160.00 Maintain

The stock increased 8.58% or GBX 16.4 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 207.6. About 6.19M shares traded or 57.97% up from the average. Hays plc (LON:HAS) has 0.00% since July 14, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 12.57% the S&P500.

Hays plc operates as a specialist recruitment firm in the Asia Pacific, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and internationally. The company has market cap of 3.01 billion GBP. The firm offers permanent, temporary, and contractor recruitment services, such as qualified, professional, and skilled recruitment to public and private sector. It has a 19.96 P/E ratio. 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, gas and oil, purchasing, retail, resources and mining, and telecoms.

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