Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:MWW) shares traded down 0.6% on Monday . The stock traded as low as $3.45 and last traded at $3.49, with a volume of 1,026,700 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $3.51.

A number of research firms have recently commented on MWW. B. Riley downgraded Monster Worldwide to a “neutral” rating and set a $3.40 price objective for the company. in a report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Monster Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.25 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 11th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets downgraded Monster Worldwide from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $4.00 to $3.00 in a report on Monday, July 11th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $4.63.

The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $2.70 and a 200 day moving average price of $3.01. The firm’s market capitalization is $307.27 million.

Monster Worldwide (NYSE:MWW) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported ($0.02) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.03 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $150.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $156.87 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.10 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 16.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that Monster Worldwide Inc. will post $0.16 earnings per share for the current year.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Comerica Bank increased its position in Monster Worldwide by 138.9% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 222,812 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,123,000 after buying an additional 129,539 shares in the last quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. raised its position in Monster Worldwide by 14.6% in the fourth quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 641,700 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,677,000 after buying an additional 81,800 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can raised its position in Monster Worldwide by 9.4% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 2,161,903 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,388,000 after buying an additional 185,603 shares during the last quarter.

Monster Worldwide, Inc is engaged in connecting people to jobs. The Company offers services in over 40 countries, providing job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management capabilities. The Company’s segments include Careers-North America and Careers-International. It offers digital, social and mobile solutions through its flagship Website monster.com.

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