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Stock Name Stock Symbol Market Stock Type Stock ISIN Stock Description
Hays Plc HAS London Ordinary Share GB0004161021 ORD 1P
  Price Change Price Change % Stock Price Last Trade
0.50 0.3% 168.00 16:35:08
Open Price Low Price High Price Close Price Previous Close
165.00 164.80 168.70 168.00 167.50
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yellowstoneadvisory: There is a webinar next week on Thursday 15th at 12pm. David Phillips, Head of Investor Relations, will provide an introduction to Hays and update on the latest company performance following the trading update for the quarter (Q1) ending 30 September which will be announced on 15th October Register here: hxxps://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4016010226723/WN_oTcgkO0RTAKCdy_s511c8A
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    
bigmike100: Just dipped my toe in the water here. Charts look fantastic and fundaments seem ok. Thumbs up in Investors Chronicle 25/4/14. Anyone out there?
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lyntwyn: High dividend promise at Hays cannot fail to recruit investors Tempus advised "sell" last July at 76½p, since when the shares touched 55½p at their October low. But at yesterday's 76¼p, or eight times this year's consensus earnings, it feels churlish to fight the allure of a solid 7.5 per cent return on the payout. Buy on weakness. http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/markets/article5478383.ece
lyntwyn: 21.01.08 :-3.6, (104.8) Citigroup has upgraded Hays to 'buy' from 'hold' and upgraded Rentokil Initial to 'buy' from 'sell', according to dealers, in a review of the service sector. In a note to clients this morning, Citigroup said that it all looks somewhat gloomy in support services at the moment. As fears over the macro outlook for the developed world grow, said the broker, it is unsurprising that a sector with such cyclical exposure to developed economies has suffered. Worryingly for the sector though, despite its relative underperformance, it is still on a 1.1x market P/E relative having troughed at 0.7x previously, said Citigroup. Hence, the broker sees further downside risks and is underweight on the sector. The broker said it believes it is too early to bottom-fish cheap cyclicals given significant forecast risk. It added that it is loathe to pay up for highly rated structural growth where de-rating risk is severe. It said it prefers to cherry-pick special situations where defensive secular growth can be bought at a reasonable price. Its four favourites in the sector, are SGS, 'buy', Serco De La Rue and Atkins. It has a 'buy' on all four. Today it has upgraded Rentokil to 'buy' from 'sell', describing it as one of the strong relative performers in the last bear market, and also Hays to 'buy' from 'hold'. Citigroup said Hays is the best option for investors to use as a hedge against a possible sentiment swing back towards staffers. Its key 'sell' ratings are Adecco, Randstad, Regus and Securitas. Citigroup said it has also downgraded Electrocomponents, Premier Farnell and USG to 'sell' from 'hold'. It has upgraded Davis Service Group to 'hold' from 'sell' and initiated coverage of Bureau Veritas with a 'hold' and price target of 35 eur.
lyntwyn: Might be worth getting back into these - can't believe how they've dropped. What newsflow there is seems to be OK 07.11.07 :-2.75, (125.25) Deutsche Bank has reviewed the European Staffing sector this morning, upgrading Hays and Vedior to 'buy' from 'hold' with 115 pence and 18 eur price targets respectively, according to analysts. In a note this morning, Deutsche Bank said in its view, until macro data takes a discernible turn for the better, staffing stocks should remain very much trading stocks. The broker believes the US temp market is bottoming out and this may tempt shorter term investors or those with a genuine longer term view back in to the stocks. Along with its two upgrades the broker repeats it 'buy' stance and 555 pence price target on Michael Page International PLC. The broker feels the stocks that do rise will find it difficult to retain these gains, as the fundamentals in Europe will need to show improvements before a major and sustainable rally will occur. Finally, the broker retains its 'hold' recommendation on Adecco SA, with a target of 73 sfr and Randstad Holdings NV, with a 43 eur target. 15.11.07 :-3.5, (120.5) in a trading update, says it is confident in its outlook for the year. In a statement ahead of the annual general meeting later today the chairman, Bob Lawson, said that on Oct. 11, the company issued an interim management statement for the quarter ended Sep. 30 and commented that its markets continue to be strong, particularly in Continental Europe and Asia Pacific, and, whilst it's mindful of the increased economic uncertainty, the Board is confident in its outlook for the year. "I am pleased to confirm that this continues to be the case today", Lawson said. 01.12.07: an article in the Times reports: Michael Page rose 17.25p to 326.75p and Hays rose 2.75p to 127.25p after Vedior, the Dutch recruitment group, said that it had received an approach from Randstad. Adecco, the Swiss group, is seen as a ptential predator for Hays or Michael Page.
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
lyntwyn: The results were better than expected but share price down 4%!! share price down, -looks like bad timing as far as FTSE relegation is concerned. Hays sees profits ease after disposal of mail unit The specialist recruitment group reported full year profits down after the sale of the logistics arm but there was record turnover and operating profits for its continuing businesses in the year to June. Pre-tax profits were up an underlying 30% and the dividend is raised. The share buyback programme will continue. More afx news: Hays was the worst performer amongst blue chips, down 8-1/2 pence at 126-1/2 as investors shrugged off a solid set of full-year results and focused on the poor outlook in the UK. Merrill Lynch said 2005 results "are slightly ahead" of its own and consensus expectations. However, the broker noted that despite current trading comments that net fee growth has continued to run at 13 pct in July and August, "the UK appears to be slowing", Merrill said. Merrill therefore reiterated its 'sell' rating on Hays shares, which are also looking like being relegated from the FTSE 100 in tonight's reshuffle.
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.
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