Hays PLC (LON:HAS) Buy Rating Kept at Liberum Capital; With GBX 215.00 Target; M1 LTD ORDINARY SHARES SINGAPORE (MBOFF) Sellers Decreased By 14.01% Their Shorts

April 12, 2018 - By John Hoffman

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Liberum Capital have a GBX 215.00 target on the stock. The target suggests a potential upside of 17.65% from Hays PLC (LON:HAS)‘s last price. This rating was shown in a research report on Thursday morning.

M1 LTD ORDINARY SHARES SINGAPORE (OTCMKTS:MBOFF) had a decrease of 14.01% in short interest. MBOFF’s SI was 613,000 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 14.01% from 712,900 shares previously. With 200 avg volume, 3065 days are for M1 LTD ORDINARY SHARES SINGAPORE (OTCMKTS:MBOFF)’s short sellers to cover MBOFF’s short positions. The SI to M1 LTD ORDINARY SHARES SINGAPORE’s float is 0.17%. It closed at $1.26 lastly. It is down 0.00% since April 12, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

The stock decreased 1.88% or GBX 3.5 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 182.7. About 1.17M shares traded. Hays plc (LON:HAS) has 0.00% since April 12, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Since February 20, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 insider sales for $42.72 million activity. Courtney Thomas J Jr. sold $866,321 worth of stock. $29.88 million worth of Hays plc (LON:HAS) was sold by GOLDNER BRIAN on Thursday, February 22. 6,000 shares were sold by Thomas Deborah, worth $578,009. Davis Stephen J sold 11,206 shares worth $1.08M. Billing Duncan sold $1.45 million worth of Hays plc (LON:HAS) on Tuesday, February 20. Johnson Dolph had sold 4,704 shares worth $460,427 on Wednesday, February 28. Another trade for 47,024 shares valued at $4.62M was sold by Frascotti John.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.08, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 50 investors sold Hays plc shares while 183 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 161 raised stakes. 97.15 million shares or 0.10% less from 97.25 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Louisiana State Employees Retirement reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Hays plc (LON:HAS). Wetherby Asset Management stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Hays plc (LON:HAS). The Hong Kong-based Parametrica Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.47% in Hays plc (LON:HAS). Community Bank & Trust Na has invested 0% in Hays plc (LON:HAS). Bb&T Secs Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Hays plc (LON:HAS) for 5,694 shares. Azimuth Cap Ltd Co holds 0.03% or 3,913 shares in its portfolio. Usca Ria Ltd Liability holds 46,526 shares or 0.47% of its portfolio. Engineers Gate Manager L P reported 55,150 shares. Legal & General Group Inc Public Ltd Co has invested 0.04% in Hays plc (LON:HAS). Sterling Mngmt Ltd Liability has invested 0.03% in Hays plc (LON:HAS). 5,987 are owned by Virtus Investment Advisers Inc. Lombard Odier Asset Management (Switzerland) Sa accumulated 12,694 shares. Delta Asset Lc Tn, Tennessee-based fund reported 49 shares. Nuveen Asset invested in 11,194 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan reported 33,239 shares.

Among 21 analysts covering Hays (LON:HAS), 8 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Hays has GBX 215 highest and GBX 90 lowest target. GBX 176.24’s average target is -3.54% below currents GBX 182.7 stock price. Hays had 162 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, July 19, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The company was upgraded on Monday, November 21 by HSBC. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 1 by Jefferies. UBS maintained it with “Neutral” rating and GBX 155 target in Friday, January 13 report. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Monday, January 30 with “Equal Weight”. The rating was maintained by Kepler Cheuvreux on Friday, January 12 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Monday, July 17 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Hays plc (LON:HAS) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 4 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Neutral” on Monday, January 15. On Tuesday, September 5 the stock rating was maintained by Liberum Capital with “Buy”.

Analysts await Hays plc (LON:HAS) to report earnings on April, 23. They expect $0.40 earnings per share, down 6.98% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.43 per share. HAS’s profit will be $5.80M for 114.19 P/E if the $0.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.30 actual earnings per share reported by Hays plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -82.61% negative EPS growth.

Hays plc operates as a specialist recruitment firm in the Asia Pacific, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and internationally. The company has market cap of 2.65 billion GBP. The firm offers permanent, temporary, and contractor recruitment services, such as qualified, professional, and skilled recruitment to public and private sector. It has a 17.57 P/E ratio. It specializes in offering recruitment services in the areas of accountancy and finance, construction and property, information 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 professionals, energy, gas and oil, purchasing, retail, resources and mining, and telecoms.

M1 Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides mobile and fixed communications services in Singapore. The company has market cap of $1.11 billion. It offers various voice, data, and value-added postpaid and prepaid mobile services on 4G/long term evolution advanced, 3G/high speed packet access, and 2G mobile networks; international direct dial services to mobile and fixed-line customers; and international calling card services. It has a 11.67 P/E ratio. The firm also trades in wholesale voice minutes to other international and local service providers, as well as dark fiber services to carriers and data centers.