Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact ManpowerGroup (MAN) Share Price

News coverage about ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ManpowerGroup earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.6622625179451 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) opened at $126.18 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $8,361.82, a P/E ratio of 18.69 and a beta of 1.44. The company has a current ratio of 1.29, a quick ratio of 1.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17. ManpowerGroup has a 12-month low of $84.89 and a 12-month high of $127.31.

ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) last released its earnings results on Friday, October 20th. The business services provider reported $2.04 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.96 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $5.47 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.41 billion. ManpowerGroup had a return on equity of 17.80% and a net margin of 2.24%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.87 EPS. analysts forecast that ManpowerGroup will post 6.9 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be given a dividend of $0.93 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $3.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.95%. This is an increase from ManpowerGroup’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.86. ManpowerGroup’s payout ratio is currently 27.68%.

A number of research firms have issued reports on MAN. BidaskClub raised ManpowerGroup from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $107.00 price objective on shares of ManpowerGroup in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded ManpowerGroup from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $111.00 price objective (up previously from $106.00) on shares of ManpowerGroup in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded ManpowerGroup from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. ManpowerGroup currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $126.71.

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In other news, SVP Richard Buchband sold 2,059 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $126.48, for a total transaction of $260,422.32. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Cari M. Dominguez sold 500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $126.29, for a total value of $63,145.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 16,990 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,145,667.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 17,015 shares of company stock worth $2,110,350. Corporate insiders own 0.87% of the company’s stock.

About ManpowerGroup

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

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