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 stocks 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

MAN has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Sterne Agee CRT initiated coverage on shares of ManpowerGroup in a research report on Monday, March 21st. They issued a “buy” rating and a $92.00 target price for the company. Bank of America Corp. downgraded shares of ManpowerGroup from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Friday, June 24th. Barclays PLC downgraded shares of ManpowerGroup from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and cut their target price for the stock from $85.00 to $65.00 in a research report on Friday, July 1st. William Blair downgraded shares of ManpowerGroup from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, June 24th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Cos. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $109.00 target price (up previously from $102.00) on shares of ManpowerGroup in a research report on Saturday, April 2nd. 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. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $89.25.

The company has a 50-day moving average of $71.20 and a 200 day moving average of $76.32. The stock has a market cap of $4.83 billion and a PE ratio of 12.10.

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

In other news, EVP Sriram Chandrashekar sold 3,045 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 transaction, the executive vice president now owns 3,045 shares in the company, valued at $247,406.25. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, COO Darryl Green sold 10,000 shares of the company’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 of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $778,369. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. MUFG Americas bought a new position in ManpowerGroup during the third quarter valued at $1,965,000. Sei Investments Co. boosted its position in ManpowerGroup by 104.5% in the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 78,356 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,605,000 after buying an additional 40,046 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in ManpowerGroup by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 116,314 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,804,000 after buying an additional 2,000 shares during the period. TD Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in ManpowerGroup by 8.8% in the fourth quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 64,417 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,430,000 after buying an additional 5,200 shares during the period. Finally, State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its position in ManpowerGroup by 50.7% in the fourth quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 112,602 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,491,000 after buying an additional 37,888 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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