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HAS: 158.80 -2.90 (-1.79%) delayed: 21 Feb 2020, 17:47

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Bid Price 158.80 High Price 163.00
Ask Price 158.90 Low Price 157.05
Open Price 163.00 Spread 0.06%
Prev Close 158.80 Volume 4,528,492

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Name Hays
Epic HAS
Sector Business Training & Employment Agencies
ISIN GB0004161021
Activites Hays plc is the leading global specialist recruitment group. Hays has c.11,500 employees in 265 offices in 33 countries. In many of our global markets, the vast majority of professional and skilled recruitment is still done in-house, with minimal outsourcing to recruitment agencies, which presents substantial long-term structural growth opportunities. This has been a key driver of the diversification and internationalisation of the Group, with the International business representing c.77% of the Group's net fees, compared with 25% in 2005. Its c.7,800 consultants work in a broad range of sectors. Its expertise stretches across 20 professional and skilled recruitment specialisms, and as at 30 June 2019 its three largest sectors of IT (23% of Group net fees), Accountancy & Finance (15%) and Construction & Property (13%) together represented 51% of Group net fees.
Index FTSE 250
Latest Share Price (p) 158.80 Net Gearing (%) 44.69
Market Capitalisation (£m) 2,381.25 Gross Gearing (%) 53.32
Shares in issue (m) 1,467.19 Debt Ratio 2.16
P/E Ratio 14.62 Debt-to-Equity Ratio 0.02
Total dividends per share (p) 3.97 Assets / Equity Ratio 2.14
Dividend Yield (%) 2.45 Price to book value 3.39
Dividend Cover 2.80 ROCE (%) 32.25
Earning per share (p) 11.10 EPS Growth (%) -2.97
52-week high / low (p) 186.00 / 131.80 DPS Growth (%) 4.20

Hays Broker Views

Date Broker Recommendation Price Old Target Price New Target Price Notes
21 Feb UBS Neutral 158.80 180.00 - Unchanged
21 Feb Liberum Capital Hold 158.80 160.00 155.00 Reiterates
20 Feb Liberum Capital Hold 158.80 160.00 - Reiterates
04 Feb Liberum Capital Hold 158.80 160.00 - Reiterates
22 Jan Liberum Capital Hold 158.80 185.00 160.00 Downgrades
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Hays Director Deals

Date Director Type Volume / Price Trade Value
13 Sep 2019 Alistair Cox Transfer In 697,734 @ 0.00p £0.00
13 Sep 2019 Alistair Cox Sell 513,248 @ 148.64p £762,881.56
09 Sep 2019 Alistair Cox Transfer In 189,574 @ 0.00p £0.00
09 Sep 2019 Alistair Cox Sell 89,325 @ 149.79p £133,798.13
30 Aug 2019 Peter Williams Buy 10,000 @ 138.53p £13,853.00
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