ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) Director Patricia Hemingway Hall sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $127.54, for a total value of $382,620.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 4,021 shares in the company, valued at $512,838.34. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) traded down $2.02 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $125.01. The company had a trading volume of 440,734 shares, compared to its average volume of 559,213. The stock has a market cap of $8,420.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.82 and a beta of 1.44. ManpowerGroup has a twelve month low of $86.03 and a twelve month high of $131.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a current ratio of 1.29 and a quick ratio of 1.29.

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

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be given a dividend of $0.93 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. This is a positive change from ManpowerGroup’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.86. This represents a $3.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.98%. ManpowerGroup’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 27.72%.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in MAN. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of ManpowerGroup by 6.2% during the 2nd quarter. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. now owns 96,309 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $10,753,000 after purchasing an additional 5,620 shares during the last quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D increased its position in shares of ManpowerGroup by 9.7% during the 2nd quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 51,100 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $5,705,000 after purchasing an additional 4,500 shares during the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. increased its position in shares of ManpowerGroup by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 55,010 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $6,141,000 after purchasing an additional 182 shares during the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc increased its position in shares of ManpowerGroup by 14.1% during the 2nd quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 941 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $105,000 after purchasing an additional 116 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Retirement Systems of Alabama increased its position in shares of ManpowerGroup by 2.4% during the 2nd quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 168,906 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $18,858,000 after purchasing an additional 3,879 shares during the last quarter. 94.66% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on MAN. ValuEngine lowered ManpowerGroup from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research raised ManpowerGroup from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $140.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Argus increased their price target on ManpowerGroup from $118.00 to $135.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Nomura increased their price target on ManpowerGroup from $127.00 to $134.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $126.00 price target (up from $111.00) on shares of ManpowerGroup in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. ManpowerGroup has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $126.71.

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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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