Bank of Montreal Can grew its position in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 24.6% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 276,496 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 54,946 shares during the quarter. Bank of Montreal Can owned approximately 0.23% of ManpowerGroup worth $10,453,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Private Advisor Group LLC lifted its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup by 20.1% in the 4th quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 21,473 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $922,000 after acquiring an additional 3,749 shares during the period. Susquehanna International Group LLP lifted its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup by 16.6% in the 4th quarter. Susquehanna International Group LLP now owns 30,557 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,268,000 after acquiring an additional 4,076 shares during the period. Paloma Partners Management Co lifted its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup by 7.4% in the 4th quarter. Paloma Partners Management Co now owns 56,514 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,357,000 after acquiring an additional 3,676 shares during the period. Chen-Ball Corp lifted its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup by 6.7% in the 4th quarter. Chen-Ball Corp now owns 65,498 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,936,000 after acquiring an additional 4,500 shares during the period. Finally, Christie & Company International Inc. lifted its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup by 26.9% in the 4th quarter. Christie & Company International Inc. now owns 5,095 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $214,000 after acquiring an additional 1,136 shares during the period. 80.07% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE MAN) opened at $77.93 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $10,800.00, a PE ratio of 24.87, a PEG ratio of 2.09 and a beta of 1.43. ManpowerGroup Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $57.48 and a fifty-two week high of $81.58. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31, a current ratio of 2.23 and a quick ratio of 2.23.

ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 22nd. The business services provider reported $1.63 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.60 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $5.49 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.23 billion. ManpowerGroup had a return on equity of 16.66% and a net margin of 2.60%. ManpowerGroup’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.24 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that ManpowerGroup Inc. will post 5.35 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have weighed in on MAN. Zacks Investment Research lowered ManpowerGroup from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Royal Bank of Canada upgraded ManpowerGroup from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $69.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price objective on ManpowerGroup from $74.00 to $76.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 26th. TheStreet lowered ManpowerGroup from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of ManpowerGroup in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating,