Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Hays LSE:HAS London Ordinary Share GB0004161021 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -1.70p -1.23% 137.00p 136.90p 137.00p 138.30p 136.30p 137.50p 4,657,184.00 16:35:13
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 4,231.4 173.0 8.7 15.7 1,963.18

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21/11/201612:10ALNCIN THE KNOW: HSBC Ups Recruiters To Buy On More Resilient Market
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19/10/201610:23ALNCIN THE KNOW: Special Dividend Awaited From Hays After Strong Start
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03/12/2016
08:20
Hays Daily Update: Hays is listed in the Support Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker HAS. The last closing price for Hays was 138.70p.
Hays has a 4 week average price of 139.56p and a 12 week average price of 136.86p.
The 1 year high share price is 151p while the 1 year low share price is currently 91.10p.
There are currently 1,432,975,298 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 5,975,712 shares. The market capitalisation of Hays is £1,963,176,158.26.
08/1/2015
18:15
jeffcranbounre: Hays is featured in today's ADVFN podcast To listen click here> http://bit.ly/ADVFN103 In today's podcast: - City Investor and financial write Chris Oil will be chatting about a small cap oil stock that city analysts reckon could be a ten bagger. Chris on Twitter is @ChrisOil - And the micro and macro news including: Tesco #TSCO Quindell #QPP Ted Baker #TED Standard Chartered #STAN Spirent Communications #SPT Howden Joinery #HWDN Marks and Spencer #MKS CRH #CRH Hays #HAS Talk Talk #TALK British Land #BLND Grafton #GFTU Dunelm Group #DNLM Samsung SQS Software #SQS Renishaw #RSW Zoopla #ZPLA Boohoo.com #BOO Foxtons Group #FOXT Every Tuesday is Ten Bagger Tuesday on the podcast. If you know of a stock, whose share price has the potential to increase ten fold, just click the link below. Ten Bagger Tuesday (All it involves is filling out a form that will take you around 5 minutes and you don't personally appear on the podcast). Once a week, on a Friday, I feature a tip from a listener to this podcast, if you'd like to suggest a stock click the link below: Suggest a stock (Again all it involves is filling out a form that will take you around 5 minutes and you don't personally appear on the podcast). You can subscribe to this podcast in iTunes by clicking HERE To follow me on Twitter click HERE As a listener to the ADVFN podcast you can take advantage of some exclusive first year discounts on popular subscriptions: Bronze - £50 (normally £73.82/year) Silver - £145 (normally £173.71/year) Level 2 - £350 (normally £472.94/year) Call 0207 0700 961 and ask for the ADVFN Podcast discount to take advantage of these reduced rates or just CLICK HERE for more information. Please DO NOT buy any stock recommended in this podcast basely solely on what you hear. The opinions in this podcasts are just that, opinions. Please do you own research before investing. Justin    
04/7/2006
09:44
prokartace: 0809 GMT [Dow Jones] Goldman Sachs lowers Hays (HAS.LN) '06 target price to 150p from 161p and cuts pretax profit to GBP189M from GBP198M and to GBP206M from GBP219M in '07. Follows "bland" trading statement which showed UK growth had slowed to 5%. But maintains neutral rating given the share price fall which "seems an overreaction."
22/9/2005
10:37
lyntwyn: 20.09.05 :-0.25, (124) upgraded to 'neutral' from 'underperform' at Credit Suisse First Boston. The Swiss-based broker says Hays has significantly lagged its peer Michael Page and is now a marked underperformer against the major European staffing stocks. It believes the market "appears uncertain about whether the trading outlook has or hasn't weakened over the summer". CSFB adds that share price woes have been compounded by yesterday's placing of around 3% of Hays' stock at 121 pence by Citigroup. CSFB has a target price of 115 pence on the stoc
07/9/2005
08:37
lyntwyn: There have been vague rumours that HAS could be taken over bu US or Euro company since it focussed on personnel. There is more of a chance of that happening now, especially in the current M&A environment. It has been the main reason I have hung on to them. Either way it is still a sound company. I'm not worried about the relegation, as several relegated co's seem to have prospered thereafter. That was already in the price anyway. edit. have just seen this. Back in London, Hays paced stocks higher after Morgan Stanley said it remains a "firm believer in the firm's business model", following yesterday's full-year results. Hays shares gained 5-1/2 to 129-1/4. The broker said it was maintaining its 'overweight' rating on the share, adding that yesterday's 7 pct share price decline provided an attractive entry point for investors, with 17 pct upside potential to its 148 pence price target. - afx
05/9/2005
18:21
johnds: Results tomorrow but if they're not good the press say it could be the end of the FTSE 100 for them. What would that do for the share price??
09/3/2005
15:14
w.bramley: Investors Cronicle, has HAS as just "Fairly priced", seems rather luke warm on prospects?? Share price has in the past, been a bit of a roller-coaster.
01/3/2005
09:22
usza001: Am i missing something results appear very good yet the share price goes down...see what the afternoon brings......
05/10/2004
15:38
lyntwyn: LONDON (AFX)- Hays PLC said its chief executive Denis Waxman has exercised his options in the company by purchasing 16,880 shares at 69.25 pence a share. Waxman now holds 2.98 mln shares in the company, or 0.17 pct of the issued equity. newsdesk@afxnews.com ..and the share price drops 2% !!
19/9/2004
15:07
lyntwyn: Interest feature in todays Times. Sorry its a long post but thought it might be useful/interesting for future reference. I will continue to hold, although not looking forward to my tranche of shares in DX! Judgment Day: Should you buy shares in Hays Group? Recruitment drive is just the job for Hays HAYS specialises in recruitment and human-resources services for companies all over Europe as well as in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It provides professional, technical and temporary staff in taxation, accountancy, banking and IT. The company, which dates back to Alexander Hays's warehouse operations business in 1651, merged with Ronnie Frost's Farmhouse Securities in 1981, and Frost bought it outright in 1987. The company went public in 1989. Since then it has sold its commercial and distribution divisions to focus on its personnel arm. It is in the process of demerging its DX mail and courier operation. Hays employs 4,700 workers and is run by Denis Waxman, the chief executive, though Frost still owns a 5% stake. The two experts below have been selected for their skill in several investment areas. They, or the funds they manage, may buy or sell shares in the companies or sectors discussed. Tim Steer, fund manager at New Star. I saw the enthusiastic Denis Waxman, chief executive of Hays, for lunch last week. He kept on saying he was very glad he had got rid of the trucks. Well, Denis, soon the mail business will be going too. The mail activities, DX Services, are to be demerged later in the year. This raises an interesting point. If conglomerates attract a poor rating, then activities that are demerged usually attract a better rating. Just take a look at the value created by the demerger of Burberry from GUS. On a demerger, DX Services could be worth £190m. At the current price of around 131½p, Hays, including DX Services, is worth £2.3 billion. It is estimated that Hays Specialist Recruitment will make £121m of profit in 2005. That puts its activities on a price-earnings (p/e) ratio of 16.5. Contrast this with the rating of its main rival recruitment company, Michael Page, which trades on 22.5 over the same period. Hays trades at a discount to Michael Page of 25%. Admittedly, Michael Page has a higher proportion of permanent recruitment income and a large part of this falls through to the bottom line as activity increases, but just imagine what could happen to Hays's p/e ratio if it expanded its permanent recruitment activities. I believe it will do so in the year ahead. Waxman is convinced his recruitment market is due for another good year. There are skills shortages in accountancy and IT and these markets picked up in the last quarter of the year. Earnings were being diluted as large users of contract IT staff were able to exact cheap deals. But this has lessened recently as a more robust spot market for IT staff has started to return. This is good for profit margins. Between 1996 and 2001, Hays managed a conversion rate (percentage of net fee income converted to operating profit) of about 40%. The rate is currently running at 33%. I am a betting man and I will bet that Hays (unfettered by trucks and mail) might just get there again - one day soon. Judgment: Buy. Andy Brough, fund manager at Schroders. In the late 1980s conglomerates were in vogue, as companies such as Hanson and BTR made acquisitions across several sectors, the idea being that shareholder value was delivered by management rather than by a particular industry. How times change. The emphasis now is on focus, with companies encouraged to concentrate on their core activity. Corporate financiers, who charged the companies a fortune to make the acquisitions, are generating a whole new range of fees as so-called non-core activities are sold off, demerged or floated. With the demerger of DX Services, Hays is now focused entirely on its market-leading Specialist Recruitment business. Hays operates in both the temporary and permanent employment markets in several countries and sectors. Temporary recruitment represents 59.5% of its income, but profit margins in this area fell because the company took on a greater proportion of high-volume, low-margin contract business. "Spot" deals have higher margins. The company is seeing good growth in accountancy and banking. These are two areas where businesses would have cut back on training new recruits during the past few years. As a result, salaries are now being bid up as companies try to hire new staff. Hays is also seeing recovery in technology recruitment, and the results for the year to June 2004 show that this division, along with the other, had an acceleration in growth during the second half of the year. These comments have led brokers to upgrade their forecasts for the next two years as they start to see the group benefiting from hiring more consultants and opening more offices, together with a pick-up in economic activity. The shares are on a prospective price-earnings (p/e) ratio of 16.5 to June 2005, falling to 14.7 with a yield of just over 3%. At this level they trade on a lower multiple than their peers as they are perceived to have less operational gearing or recovery potential. The shares have had a good run recently. Judgment: Buy at 120p HAYS GROUP AT A GLANCE Share price: 131¼p Market value: £2.2bn Year end: June 30 Consensus forecast for 2004 pre-tax profit: £186.5m Consensus forecast for final dividend: 3.86p Barclays owns 11% of Hays, and Morgan Stanley holds 10%. Scottish Widows, Legal & General and Ronnie Frost all own 5% http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,176-1268350,00.html
08/9/2004
08:41
lyntwyn: Apparently there were parties (venture groups) interested in acquiring DX but HAYS reckoned that shareholders would be better off with a float "otherwise they would lose out on the premium". I'm not so sure myself,- a sale would have been cleaner. I don't like units being floated (probably because it messes up my portfolio, having messy little bits I never wanted!! in this case having 1 DX for every 20 HAS . However, HAS seems to have won favour: 07.09.04 analysts lifted their earnings estimates for the current financial year after meeting the business services company's management. House broker UBS hiked its 2004 pretax profit estimate to 197m from 189m previously after the company confirmed it expects sales growth at its key recruitment division to leap 16% in the year to June 2005. UBS upped its earnings per share forecast 7% to 7.9 pence. The broker held its 'buy' rating and 145 pence share price target. "We believe that as we approach the mid-point of the economic cycle Hays' valuation will rise in comparison to its main peer Michael Page," UBS said in a note. Earlier Hays posted profit before tax, goodwill amortisation and exceptional items of 181.0m in the year to June 30, up from 178.9m the year before. That comfortably beat the 166.5m expected by financial analysts.
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