News headlines about ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ManpowerGroup earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.2386649573827 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Several research firms have recently issued reports on MAN. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $124.00 target price on shares of ManpowerGroup in a report on Friday. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “sector perform” rating and set a $111.00 target price (up from $104.00) on shares of ManpowerGroup in a report on Friday, July 14th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of ManpowerGroup from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of ManpowerGroup from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $111.00 target price (up from $106.00) on shares of ManpowerGroup in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $109.60.

ManpowerGroup (NYSE MAN) opened at 112.10 on Friday. ManpowerGroup has a one year low of $67.30 and a one year high of $119.59. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.48 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.15 and a beta of 1.39. The company has a 50-day moving average of $109.67 and a 200-day moving average of $104.68.

ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 24th. The business services provider reported $1.72 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.73 by $0.01. ManpowerGroup had a net margin of 2.24% and a return on equity of 17.90%. The business had revenue of $5.15 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.06 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.60 earnings per share. ManpowerGroup’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that ManpowerGroup will post $6.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, SVP Richard Buchband sold 1,250 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $109.00, for a total transaction of $136,250.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 3,884 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $423,356. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Mara E. Swan sold 2,393 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $109.18, for a total transaction of $261,267.74. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 27,078 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,956,376.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 124,108 shares of company stock valued at $13,165,550 in the last three months. 0.87% of the stock is currently owned by corporate 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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