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Hays (HAS) Share Price, News & Analysis

GBX 106
-0.90 (-0.84%)
(As of 06:41 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
954,213 shs
Average Volume
2.84 million shs
Market Capitalization
£1.67 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target
GBX 150

Hays MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
3.00 Rating Score
41.5% Upside
GBX 150 Price Target
Short Interest
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
News Sentiment
Insider Trading
Acquiring Shares
£12,576 Bought Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

2.60 out of 5 stars

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About Hays Stock (LON:HAS)

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.

HAS Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 4/9 Dividend
Dividend Payable

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Staffing & Employment Services
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
GBX 150
High Stock Price Target
GBX 165
Low Stock Price Target
GBX 135
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
2 Analysts


Net Income
£83.90 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
£7.28 billion
Cash Flow
GBX 16.31 per share
Book Value
GBX 38 per share


Outstanding Shares
Free Float
Market Cap
£1.69 billion
Not Optionable
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Key Executives

  • Mr. James Hilton (Age 46)
    Group Finance Director & Director
    Comp: $694.89k
  • Ms. Mary-Teresa Rainey O.B.E. (Age 69)
    Workforce Engagement Director, Chair of Workforce Engagement & Independent Non-Executive Director
    Comp: $75k
  • Mr. Dirk Hahn (Age 56)
    CEO & Director
  • Mr. David Ian Phillips
    Head of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Douglas G. Evans (Age 61)
    Company Secretary & General Counsel
  • Ms. Sandra Henke
    Group Head of People & Culture
  • Ms. Tina Ling
    Managing Director of France & Benelux
  • Mr. Steve Weston
    Chief Customer Officer
  • Ms. Christine Wright
    Managing Director of Asia
  • Mr. Nicholas Deligiannis
    Managing Director of Australia & New Zealand

HAS Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Hays stock right now?

2 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Hays in the last year. There are currently 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" HAS shares.
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What is Hays' stock price target for 2024?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Hays' stock. Their HAS share price targets range from GBX 135 to GBX 165. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach GBX 150 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 41.5% from the stock's current price.
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How have HAS shares performed in 2024?

Hays' stock was trading at GBX 109.20 at the start of the year. Since then, HAS stock has decreased by 2.9% and is now trading at GBX 106.
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How were Hays' earnings last quarter?

Hays plc (LON:HAS) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February, 20th. The company reported $4.60 EPS for the quarter. Hays had a net margin of 1.15% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 13.16%.

How often does Hays pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Hays?

Hays declared a dividend on Thursday, February 22nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 29th will be paid a dividend of GBX 0.95 per share on Tuesday, April 9th. This represents a yield of 0.99%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 29th. The official announcement can be seen at this link.
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Is Hays a good dividend stock?

Hays (LON:HAS) pays an annual dividend of GBX 3 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.95%. The dividend payout ratio is 6,000.00%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable.
Read our dividend analysis for HAS.

What other stocks do shareholders of Hays own?
How do I buy shares of Hays?

Shares of HAS stock and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock.
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This page (LON:HAS) was last updated on 5/24/2024 by Staff

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