ManpowerGroup (MAN) Getting Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Headlines about ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news 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 coverage optimism score of 0.40 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 69 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN)

A number of brokerages have commented on MAN. BidaskClub upgraded ManpowerGroup from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded ManpowerGroup from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $116.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, April 21st. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating and issued a $101.00 target price on shares of ManpowerGroup in a research note on Thursday, March 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $88.27.

ManpowerGroup (MAN) traded down 0.71% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $106.86. The stock had a trading volume of 348,591 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $103.70 and its 200 day moving average is $98.31. The company has a market capitalization of $7.17 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.64 and a beta of 1.38. ManpowerGroup has a 52 week low of $57.26 and a 52 week high of $109.70.

ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April 21st. The business services provider reported $1.09 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.11 by $0.02. ManpowerGroup had a return on equity of 17.72% and a net margin of 2.25%. The business had revenue of $4.76 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.69 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.98 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that ManpowerGroup will post $6.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 1st were issued a dividend of $0.93 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, May 30th. This represents a yield of 1.8%. This is a boost from ManpowerGroup’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.86. ManpowerGroup’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 28.93%.

In related news, SVP Richard Buchband sold 1,250 shares of ManpowerGroup stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $109.00, for a total transaction of $136,250.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 3,884 shares in the company, valued at $423,356. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.87% of the company’s stock.

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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.new TradingView.widget({ “height”: 400, “width”: 625, “symbol”: “MAN”, “interval”: “D”, “timezone”: “Etc/UTC”, “theme”: “White”, “style”: “1”, “locale”: “en”, “toolbar_bg”: “#f1f3f6”, “enable_publishing”: false, “hideideas”: true, “referral_id”: “2588”});

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