Investors sold shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) on strength during trading on Friday. $11.55 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $21.30 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $9.75 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, ManpowerGroup had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. ManpowerGroup traded up $0.32 for the day and closed at $67.60

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on MAN shares. Argus started coverage on shares of ManpowerGroup in a research note on Thursday, April 7th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $104.00 target price for the company. Piper Jaffray Cos. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $109.00 target price (up from $102.00) on shares of ManpowerGroup in a research note on Saturday, April 2nd. Sterne Agee CRT started coverage on shares of ManpowerGroup in a research note on Monday, March 21st. They issued a “buy” rating and a $92.00 target price for the company. Nomura Holdings Inc. started coverage on shares of ManpowerGroup in a research note on Tuesday, April 19th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $102.00 target price for the company. Finally, Bank of America Corp. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of ManpowerGroup in a research note on Friday, June 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. ManpowerGroup presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $89.25.

The stock’s 50 day moving average is $71.20 and its 200 day moving average is $76.32. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.83 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.10.

ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 21st. The company reported $0.98 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.93 by $0.05. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.83 earnings per share. The company earned $4.60 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.63 billion. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that ManpowerGroup Inc. will post $5.84 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other ManpowerGroup news, EVP Sriram Chandrashekar sold 3,045 shares of ManpowerGroup stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $81.25, for a total value of $247,406.25. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 3,045 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $247,406.25. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, COO Darryl Green sold 10,000 shares of ManpowerGroup stock in a transaction 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 sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 9,650 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $778,369. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of large investors recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd increased its stake in ManpowerGroup by 4.4% in the fourth quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd now owns 23,629 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,992,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the period. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. increased its stake in ManpowerGroup by 4.1% in the fourth quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 76,270 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,429,000 after buying an additional 2,991 shares during the period. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. increased its stake in ManpowerGroup by 91.2% in the fourth quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 198,036 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,692,000 after buying an additional 94,463 shares during the period. Twin Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in ManpowerGroup by 31.3% in the fourth quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc. now owns 28,980 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,443,000 after buying an additional 6,900 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake 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.

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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