Analysts are on the Bearish side about Hays plc (LON:HAS) this week.

July 14, 2018 - By Julie Barnes

Hays plc (LON:HAS) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.16, from 1.02 in 2017Q4. It dropped, 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.
Perella Weinberg Ptnrs Capital Management Ltd Partnership has 5,890 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. M&T Bankshares Corp stated it has 29,542 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Arrowstreet Cap Ltd Partnership owns 61,400 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Focused Wealth Mngmt Incorporated has invested 0% in Hays plc (LON:HAS). Bb&T holds 15,893 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Nordea Mngmt has invested 0% in Hays plc (LON:HAS). 37,181 are owned by Pnc Svcs Gp Inc. Cullinan Associate holds 0.46% or 72,770 shares. Saturna Cap Corporation holds 0.02% in Hays plc (LON:HAS) or 8,972 shares. Alphaone Investment Service Lc holds 0.01% or 235 shares. Fiduciary Trust Co reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Hays plc (LON:HAS). Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Hldg reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Hays plc (LON:HAS). Panagora Asset Mngmt Incorporated has invested 0.01% in Hays plc (LON:HAS). Ardsley Advisory Partners has invested 0.04% in Hays plc (LON:HAS). Cls Invests Ltd stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Hays plc (LON:HAS).

Since February 20, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 12 insider sales for $42.72 million activity. Another trade for 735 shares valued at $73,069 was sold by Davis Stephen J. $240,742 worth of Hays plc (LON:HAS) was sold by Finigan Barbara. Frascotti John had sold 47,024 shares worth $4.62 million on Friday, February 23. Thomas Deborah sold $578,009 worth of Hays plc (LON:HAS) on Friday, February 23. Johnson Dolph had sold 4,704 shares worth $460,427. Billing Duncan also sold $1.45M worth of Hays plc (LON:HAS) on Tuesday, February 20.

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. The stock of Hays plc (LON:HAS) earned “Neutral” rating by BNP Paribas on Thursday, April 5. On Friday, February 23 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Neutral”. The stock of Hays plc (LON:HAS) earned “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital on Monday, June 11. The company was maintained on Friday, July 13 by Kepler Cheuvreux. As per Friday, April 13, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Friday, February 23 by Numis Securities. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital on Tuesday, March 6 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, February 23 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by UBS on Friday, July 6 with “Buy”. Deutsche Bank maintained Hays plc (LON:HAS) rating on Tuesday, March 27. Deutsche Bank has “Sell” rating and GBX 160 target. 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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