Hays plc Company Profile (LON:HAS)

About Hays plc (LON:HAS)

Hays plc logoHays plc is a recruitment company. The Company's segments include Asia Pacific; Continental Europe & Rest of World, and United Kingdom & Ireland. The Company offers temporary and permanent recruitment services to private and public sector markets. It operates in over 30 countries and approximately 20 specialisms. Its services include its job search engine, employer services and Hays Talent solutions. Its job search engine allows employees to search jobs in various areas of specialism, which include accountancy and finance, construction and property, information technology, life sciences, sales and marketing, banking and capital markets, contact centers, education, and engineering and manufacturing. It offers Hays Executive and Hays Oil & Gas. Hays Executive recruits for private and public sector employers from around the world, and is engaged in identifying senior managers and board directors. Hays Oil & Gas focuses on recruiting for the full lifecycle of the oil and gas industry.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrials
  • Industry: Executive Search Services
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:HAS
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: https://www.haysplc.com/
  • Market Cap: £2.7 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,442,599,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 187.36
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 172.90
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 130.50 - GBX 199.90
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 19.74
  • P/E Growth: 1.21
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £5.08 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.53
  • Book Value: GBX 0.41 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.57
  • EBITDA: £230.3 million
  • Net Margins: 2.84%
  • Return on Equity: 27.04%
  • Return on Assets: 11.87%
  • Average Volume: 3.72 million shs.

Frequently Asked Questions for Hays plc (LON:HAS)

What is Hays plc's stock symbol?

Hays plc trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "HAS."

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

Hays plc declared a dividend on Thursday, August 31st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 5th will be paid a dividend of GBX 6.51 per share on Friday, November 17th. This represents a yield of 3.55%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 5th. This is an increase from Hays plc's previous dividend of $0.96. The official announcement can be accessed at this link. View Hays plc's Dividend History.

Where is Hays plc's stock going? Where will Hays plc's stock price be in 2017?

12 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for Hays plc's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 149 to GBX 195. On average, they anticipate Hays plc's share price to reach GBX 175.58 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Hays plc.

Who are some of Hays plc's key competitors?

Who are Hays plc's key executives?

Hays plc's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Alistair R. Cox, Chief Executive, Executive Director
  • Paul Venables, Group Finance Director, Executive Director
  • Doug Evans, Company Secretary, General Counsel
  • Alan Matthew Thomson, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Paul Scott Harrison, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Victoria Jarman, Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Torsten G. Kreindl, Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Andy Martin, Senior Independent Director

How do I buy Hays plc stock?

Shares of Hays plc 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.

What is Hays plc's stock price today?

One share of Hays plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 187.50.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Hays plc (LON HAS)
Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  641 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  532 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,173
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Hays plc and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Hays plc (LON:HAS) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 8 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.17)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 175.58
Consensus Price Target History for Hays plc (LON:HAS)
Price Target History for Hays plc (LON:HAS)
Analysts' Ratings History for Hays plc (LON:HAS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/13/2017Kepler Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 190 -> GBX 195View Rating Details
10/13/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHoldGBX 165View Rating Details
10/13/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 165View Rating Details
10/12/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuyGBX 195View Rating Details
10/4/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 145 -> GBX 195View Rating Details
10/3/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector PerformerGBX 160 -> GBX 180View Rating Details
9/1/2017Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingHoldGBX 180View Rating Details
7/19/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual weightView Rating Details
7/18/2017BNP ParibasReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 175View Rating Details
7/4/2017Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetUnderweightGBX 157 -> GBX 149View Rating Details
4/18/2017Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperformGBX 170 -> GBX 185View Rating Details
4/10/2017HSBC Holdings plcReiterated RatingBuyGBX 173View Rating Details
10/18/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutralGBX 135 -> GBX 137View Rating Details
9/8/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingSellGBX 129View Rating Details
4/15/2016Berenberg BankReiterated RatingBuyGBX 150View Rating Details
2/23/2016InvestecReiterated RatingBuyGBX 165View Rating Details
2/9/2016ABN AmroReiterated RatingBuyGBX 170View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/19/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Hays plc (LON:HAS)
No earnings announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com


Earnings Estimates for Hays plc (LON:HAS)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $10.94 EPS


Dividend History by Quarter for Hays plc (LON HAS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
8/31/2017GBX 6.513.55%10/5/201710/5/201711/17/2017
9/1/2016GBX 1.991.53%10/13/201610/13/201611/11/2016
8/27/2015GBX 1.891.2%10/8/201510/8/201511/13/2015
8/28/2014GBX 1.801.37%10/9/201410/9/201411/14/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Hays plc (LON:HAS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Hays plc (LON:HAS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Hays plc (LON:HAS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/5/2017Doug EvansInsiderSell31,220GBX 185£57,757
2/23/2017Peter WilliamsInsiderBuy8,054GBX 149£12,000.46
9/14/2016Venables,PaulInsiderSell321,615GBX 132£424,531.80
9/6/2016Venables,PaulInsiderSell106,238GBX 133£141,296.54
2/25/2016Thomson,Alan MInsiderBuy50,000GBX 116£58,000
11/11/2015Venables,PaulInsiderSell7,217GBX 142£10,248.14
11/8/2015Venables,PaulInsiderSell518,904GBX 142£736,843.68
9/8/2015Venables,PaulInsiderSell59,744GBX 156£93,200.64
5/20/2015Paul VenablesInsiderSell750,000GBX 163.66£1,227,450
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Hays plc (LON:HAS)
Latest Headlines for Hays plc (LON:HAS)
americanbankingnews.com logoHays plc (HAS) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by J P Morgan Chase & Co
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 14 at 4:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDeutsche Bank AG Reiterates Hold Rating for Hays plc (HAS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 14 at 2:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHays plc (HAS) PT Raised to GBX 195
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 14 at 12:54 PM
reuters.com logoCORRECTED-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 12
www.reuters.com - October 12 at 8:16 PM
morningstar.co.uk logoIN THE KNOW: Hays Remains Liberum's "Preferred" Recruiter
www.morningstar.co.uk - October 12 at 8:16 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Hays plc : October 12, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 12 at 8:16 PM
rttnews.com logoHays Plc Q1 LFL Net Fees Up 10% - Quick Facts
www.rttnews.com - October 12 at 5:21 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoHays plc :HAS-GB: Earnings Analysis: 2017 By the Numbers : October 10, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 10 at 11:51 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHays plc (HAS) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 8 at 10:46 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoHays plc : HAS-GB: Dividend Analysis : October 06th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : October 6, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 7 at 12:49 AM
finanznachrichten.de logoGlobal $5.01 Bn Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) Market, 2025
www.finanznachrichten.de - October 6 at 12:03 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoHays plc (HAS) Raises Dividend to GBX 6.51 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 30 at 9:20 AM
msn.com logoMale Singaporean workers think they'll get promoted in 10 years
www.msn.com - September 27 at 5:13 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHays plc (HAS) Price Target Raised to GBX 190
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 24 at 4:38 PM
bloomberg.com logoWall Street’s Crush on Autocrats Grows Amid Hunt for High Yield
www.bloomberg.com - September 14 at 8:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHays plc (HAS) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 13 at 10:40 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoShould You Buy Hays plc (LSE:HAS)?
finance.yahoo.com - September 11 at 7:46 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHays plc (HAS) Insider Sells £57,757 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 6 at 1:22 PM
rttnews.com logoHays FY17 Profit Climbs, Lifts Core Dividend; To Pay Special Dividend
www.rttnews.com - September 1 at 7:41 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHays plc (HAS) Earns Hold Rating from Numis Securities Ltd
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 1 at 6:34 AM
marketwatch.com logoHays profits rise; declares special dividend - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - September 1 at 12:17 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Hays issues first special dividend despite Brexit
finance.yahoo.com - August 31 at 7:16 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of HAS.L earnings conference call or presentation 31-Aug-17 8:00am GMT
finance.yahoo.com - August 31 at 7:16 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Search for doctors set to cost NHS £100m in agency fees
finance.yahoo.com - August 31 at 5:19 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoHays plc (HAS) Receives "Buy" Rating from Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 27 at 3:44 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHays plc (HAS) Set to Announce Earnings on Thursday
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 24 at 1:14 AM
msn.com logoGoing to University or starting an apprenticeship? The best employers in Britain - and how much they'll pay you
www.msn.com - August 18 at 7:11 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHays plc (HAS) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 25 at 12:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] SThree says City hiring still suffering from Brexit vote
finance.yahoo.com - July 24 at 8:42 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoLiberum Capital Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Hays plc (HAS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 16 at 12:08 PM
rttnews.com logoHays Expects FY Operating Profit To Be Marginally Ahead Of Market View
www.rttnews.com - July 15 at 1:57 AM
marketwatch.com logoHays sees yearly operating profit above views
www.marketwatch.com - July 15 at 1:57 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoHays' Venables on Results, Brexit, French Growth
finance.yahoo.com - July 14 at 8:56 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Hays shakes off hiring slowdown with strong growth
finance.yahoo.com - July 14 at 8:56 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Hays: while the sun shines
finance.yahoo.com - July 14 at 8:56 PM
nasdaq.com logoUK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 14
www.nasdaq.com - July 14 at 1:59 AM
theglobeandmail.com logoCanadian business leaders try to put aside economic worries at Calgary Stampede
www.theglobeandmail.com - July 9 at 11:24 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHays plc (HAS) PT Lowered to GBX 149
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 4 at 7:24 AM
bloomberg.com logoThe Surprising Place Where Australia's Richest Woman Recruits Mine Workers
www.bloomberg.com - March 29 at 11:07 PM
reuters.com logoUPDATE 2-UK recruiter PageGroup expects operating profit to fall in 2017
www.reuters.com - March 9 at 4:29 AM
reuters.com logoUPDATE 1-UK recruiter PageGroup's profit up 11.7 pct on overseas growth
www.reuters.com - March 8 at 3:25 AM
rttnews.com logoHays HY Pre-tax Profit Up 17% - Quick Facts
www.rttnews.com - February 22 at 12:57 PM
marketwatch.com logoHays profit up 17% as Brexit vote hits U.K. result
www.marketwatch.com - February 22 at 12:57 PM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoWhy this growth stock could record a 0% return in the next 2 years
uk.finance.yahoo.com - February 22 at 12:57 PM
ft.com logo[$$] SThree warns of slowdown in UK job market amid Brexit uncertainty
www.ft.com - January 23 at 4:03 PM


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Hays plc (HAS) Chart for Thursday, October, 19, 2017

This page was last updated on 10/19/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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