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 changing hands.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. Barclays PLC downgraded shares of ManpowerGroup from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and lowered their price target for the company from $85.00 to $65.00 in a report on Friday, July 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of ManpowerGroup from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 28th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of ManpowerGroup in a report on Monday, June 27th. Avondale Partners downgraded shares of ManpowerGroup from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $74.00 to $96.00 in a report on Monday, June 27th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG downgraded shares of ManpowerGroup from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their price target for the company from $88.00 to $73.00 in a report on Monday, June 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $89.25.

The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $71.20 and its 200-day moving average price is $76.32. The firm has a market cap of $4.83 billion and a P/E ratio of 12.10.

ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 21st. The company reported $0.98 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.93 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $4.60 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.63 billion. ManpowerGroup’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.83 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that ManpowerGroup Inc. will post $5.84 EPS for the current year.

In other news, COO Darryl Green sold 10,000 shares of the firm’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 sale, the chief operating officer now owns 9,650 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $778,369. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP Sriram Chandrashekar sold 3,045 shares of the firm’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 sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 3,045 shares in the company, valued at approximately $247,406.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. MUFG Americas purchased a new stake in shares of ManpowerGroup during the third quarter worth approximately $1,965,000. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd boosted its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup by 4.4% in the fourth quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd now owns 23,629 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,992,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the last quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC now owns 25,920 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,185,000 after buying an additional 483 shares during the last quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup by 31.3% in the fourth quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc. now owns 28,980 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,443,000 after buying an additional 6,900 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup by 51.3% in the fourth quarter. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. now owns 49,508 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,173,000 after buying an additional 16,796 shares during the last quarter.

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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