Hays plc (LON:HAS) crossed above its 200-day moving average during trading on Wednesday . The stock has a 200-day moving average of $153.14 and traded as high as $167.60. Hays shares last traded at $166.60, with a volume of 2,179,086 shares.
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on HAS. Kepler Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating on shares of Hays in a report on Monday, September 9th. Morgan Stanley restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Hays in a report on Monday, October 14th. Barclays restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Hays in a report on Wednesday, November 13th. UBS Group restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Hays in a report on Wednesday, October 16th. Finally, HSBC downgraded shares of Hays to a “hold” rating and cut their price target for the stock from GBX 180 ($2.35) to GBX 155 ($2.03) in a report on Thursday, November 21st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 161.11 ($2.11).
The stock’s fifty day moving average price is GBX 161.56 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 153.14. The firm has a market cap of $2.44 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.15. The company has a current ratio of 1.48, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 13.41.
In related news, insider Alistair R. Cox sold 89,325 shares of Hays stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 150 ($1.96), for a total value of £133,987.50 ($175,078.40). Also, insider Paul Venables sold 503,065 shares of Hays stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 149 ($1.95), for a total transaction of £749,566.85 ($979,441.85).
Hays Company Profile (LON:HAS)
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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