first_img ANALYST VIEWS: HOW STRONG ARE HAYS’ FIGURES? KCS-content PAUL JONES | PANMURESome decent quarter three growth from Hays, with broad-based progress in a number of areas and driven by international operations. But exposure to the UK public sector is likely to drag overall progress for Hays given the ongoing market challenges, and the ramifications of the Japanese earthquake is likely to take the shine off full-year. We say hold.DAVID O’BRIEN | SHORE CAPITAL We think this was a strong result from Hays, although the combination of the continued weakness in the UK public sector and impact of the three natural disasters leads us to believe that it is unlikely that expectations will rise today. We therefore expect the shares to tread water for the near future. We remain positive in the longer term.ANDY MURPHY | SINGER CAPITAL MARKETSNet debt increased modestly to £130m and is expected to remain flat in the next quarter. On 1 April Hays announced that an OFT fine had been reduced from £30.36m to £5.88m. This has already been provided for. The weaker performance in the UK is primarily a result of the group’s exposure to the public sector. These are solid results. More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Tags: NULL Sharecenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Thursday 7 April 2011 7:55 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more