ManpowerGroup (MAN) Earning Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

News articles about ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ManpowerGroup earned a news impact score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.0287241109355 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of brokerages have weighed in on MAN. BMO Capital Markets increased their price target on ManpowerGroup from $124.00 to $132.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Royal Bank Of Canada lowered ManpowerGroup from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Zacks Investment Research lowered ManpowerGroup from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. Northcoast Research reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of ManpowerGroup in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Finally, BidaskClub raised ManpowerGroup from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. ManpowerGroup currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $126.71.

ManpowerGroup (NYSE MAN) traded up $1.34 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $124.97. The stock had a trading volume of 461,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 575,204. The firm has a market cap of $8,370.00, a P/E ratio of 18.51 and a beta of 1.43. The company has a current ratio of 1.29, a quick ratio of 1.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17. ManpowerGroup has a 1-year low of $81.14 and a 1-year high of $126.40.

ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 20th. The business services provider reported $2.04 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.96 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $5.47 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.41 billion. ManpowerGroup had a return on equity of 17.80% and a net margin of 2.24%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.87 EPS. equities analysts forecast that ManpowerGroup will post 6.9 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.93 per share. This represents a $3.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.98%. This is an increase from ManpowerGroup’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.86. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. ManpowerGroup’s dividend payout ratio is presently 27.72%.

In related news, Director Gina Boswell sold 7,725 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $123.96, for a total value of $957,591.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 6,601 shares in the company, valued at approximately $818,259.96. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Mara E. Swan sold 6,731 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, October 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $123.19, for a total value of $829,191.89. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 31,416 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,870,137.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 16,849 shares of company stock valued at $2,048,051. Insiders own 0.87% of the company’s stock.

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About ManpowerGroup

ManpowerGroup Inc is a provider of workforce solutions and services. The Company’s segments include Americas, Southern Europe, Northern Europe, Asia Pacific Middle East (APME), Right Management and Corporate. The Company’s Americas segment includes operations in the United States and Other Americas. Its Southern Europe segment includes operations in France, Italy and Other Southern Europe.

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