ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN)’s share price gapped up before the market opened on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $65.54, but opened at $66.23. ManpowerGroup shares last traded at $67.76, with a volume of 424,790 shares trading hands.

MAN has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Bank of America Corp. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of ManpowerGroup in a research report on Friday, June 10th. Avondale Partners cut shares of ManpowerGroup from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and increased their target price for the company from $74.00 to $96.00 in a research report on Monday, June 27th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of ManpowerGroup from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 4th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating on shares of ManpowerGroup in a research report on Monday, June 27th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG cut shares of ManpowerGroup from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their target price for the company from $88.00 to $73.00 in a research report on Monday, June 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $89.25.

The firm has a market capitalization of $4.81 billion and a PE ratio of 12.04. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $71.53 and a 200 day moving average of $76.45.

ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 21st. The company reported $0.98 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.93 by $0.05. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.83 EPS. The business earned $4.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.63 billion. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that ManpowerGroup Inc. will post $5.85 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, June 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 1st were issued a $0.86 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 2.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, May 27th. This is an increase from ManpowerGroup’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.80.

In other ManpowerGroup news, COO Darryl Green sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, April 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.66, for a total transaction of $806,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 9,650 shares in the company, valued at approximately $778,369. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Sriram Chandrashekar sold 3,045 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, April 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $81.25, for a total transaction of $247,406.25. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 3,045 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $247,406.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of hedge funds and institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in ManpowerGroup by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,196,959 shares of the company’s stock valued at $438,052,000 after buying an additional 31,519 shares during the period. Boston Partners boosted its position in ManpowerGroup by 4.9% in the fourth quarter. Boston Partners now owns 3,574,881 shares of the company’s stock valued at $301,327,000 after buying an additional 165,616 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in ManpowerGroup by 15.4% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,003,181 shares of the company’s stock valued at $84,568,000 after buying an additional 134,155 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in ManpowerGroup by 19.9% in the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 304,377 shares of the company’s stock valued at $25,656,000 after buying an additional 50,491 shares during the period. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in ManpowerGroup by 3,691.7% in the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 243,501 shares of the company’s stock valued at $20,525,000 after buying an additional 237,079 shares during the period.

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

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