Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact ManpowerGroup (MAN) Stock Price

News headlines about ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ManpowerGroup earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.2619119458257 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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ManpowerGroup stock traded down $4.23 during trading on Friday, hitting $111.58. 488,816 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 494,394. The company has a market capitalization of $7,382.24, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.83 and a beta of 1.34. The company has a quick ratio of 1.28, a current ratio of 1.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17. ManpowerGroup has a fifty-two week low of $97.15 and a fifty-two week high of $136.93.

ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) last announced its earnings results on Friday, February 2nd. The business services provider reported $2.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.05 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $5.64 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.54 billion. ManpowerGroup had a net margin of 2.59% and a return on equity of 17.86%. ManpowerGroup’s revenue was up 13.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.87 EPS. research analysts expect that ManpowerGroup will post 8.96 earnings per share for the current year.

MAN has been the subject of several recent research reports. Deutsche Bank restated a “hold” rating and set a $110.00 price target on shares of ManpowerGroup in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of ManpowerGroup from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $145.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of ManpowerGroup from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. BMO Capital Markets lowered their price target on shares of ManpowerGroup to $136.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Finally, Argus upped their price target on shares of ManpowerGroup from $120.23 to $138.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $124.88.

In related news, SVP Richard Buchband sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $118.49, for a total value of $118,490.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 8,457 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,002,069.93. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, COO Darryl Green sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $117.26, for a total transaction of $1,172,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 21,233 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,489,781.58. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 57,547 shares of company stock valued at $6,842,051 in the last quarter. 1.02% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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ManpowerGroup Company Profile

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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