Manpower Inc (NYSE:MAN).
Raymond James & Associates says it sold 10,562 shares in quarter ending 09/30/2017 decreasing its exposure to Manpower Inc by 9.3%. Its position was worth $12,065,000 a decrease of 4.3% as of quarter end.
Raymond James & Associates isn’t the only one who has changed their investment in MAN. As of the end of the quarter Tredje Ap-fonden had bought 5,240 shares growing its holdings by 44.8%. The value in dollars went from $1,305,000 to $1,994,000 a change of $689,000 since the last quarter. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS downsized its stake by selling 55 shares a decrease of 0.6%. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now controls 9,735 shares valued at $1,147,000. The total value of its holdings increased 4.9%.
Lsv Asset Management bolstered its ownership by buying 97,049 shares an increase of 6.2% as of 09/30/2017. Lsv Asset Management controls 1,668,617 shares with a value of $196,596,000. The value of the position overall is up by 12.0%.
Equity analyst Argus raised the price target on October 26 boosting the projection from $118.00 to $135.00 with a rating of “Buy”. On October 23 Credit Suisse Group maintained a company rating of “Neutral” with a current price target of $126.00.
Nomura raised the price target on October 23 changing the price objective from $127.00 to $134.00 with a “Buy” recommendation. October 20 investment analysts at SunTrust Banks maintained a stock rating of “Hold” projecting a price of $107.00.
October 13 investment analysts at BMO Capital Markets held the stock rating at “Buy” targeting a price of $134.00. BMO Capital Markets raised the price target of the stock on October 2 changing the forecast from $124.00 to $132.00 and stated a “Outperform” rating.
The company is so far trading down by 0.13% since yesterday’s close of 125.97. The P/E ratio is 18.75 and market capitalization is 8.34B. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $6.71 with 66.27M shares now outstanding.
Traders are a little more bullish on shares of the company recently as inferred by the change in short interest. The firm had a fall in short interest of -6.18% between September 29, 2017 and October 13, 2017. Short shares fell from 1,339,053 to 1,256,348 over that timeframe. Days to cover decreased 0.0 to 3.0 and the short interest percentage is 0.02% as of October 13.