Hays plc (LON:HAS) Insider Zarin Patel Buys 11,653 Shares

Hays plc (LON:HASGet Free Report) insider Zarin Patel bought 11,653 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 18th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 102 ($1.26) per share, with a total value of £11,886.06 ($14,723.23).

Hays Trading Up 0.4 %

Hays stock opened at GBX 102.90 ($1.27) on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of £1.64 billion, a PE ratio of 1,138.89, a P/E/G ratio of 0.24 and a beta of 1.19. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 104.57 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 108.14. Hays plc has a 52 week low of GBX 96.90 ($1.20) and a 52 week high of GBX 130.95 ($1.62). The company has a current ratio of 1.32, a quick ratio of 1.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 29.81.

Hays Increases Dividend

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 5th will be paid a GBX 4.29 ($0.05) dividend. This is a boost from Hays’s previous dividend of $0.95. This represents a yield of 4.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 5th. Hays’s payout ratio is presently 3,333.33%.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

Separately, Royal Bank of Canada restated an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 165 ($2.04) price target on shares of Hays in a research report on Thursday, September 7th.

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Hays Company Profile

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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 sectors. It also specializes in offering recruitment services in the areas of accountancy and finance, construction and property, 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 support, energy, oil and gas, procurement, retail, resources and mining, and telecoms.

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