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ManpowerGroup Inc is a staffing & employment services business based in the US. ManpowerGroup shares (MAN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ManpowerGroup employs 28,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$18.1 billion.

How to buy shares in ManpowerGroup

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for ManpowerGroup. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MAN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until ManpowerGroup reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$89.71, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of ManpowerGroup, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of ManpowerGroup. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted ManpowerGroup's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, ManpowerGroup's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$89.71, which is 2.31% down on its pre-crash value of USD$91.83 and 80.98% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$49.57.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of ManpowerGroup shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$558.55 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$969.77.

ManpowerGroup share price

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ManpowerGroup shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-27.
Latest market close USD$89.71
52-week range USD$48.8548 - USD$99.533
50-day moving average USD$77.9303
200-day moving average USD$73.1714
Wall St. target price USD$82.09
PE ratio 61.8207
Dividend yield USD$2.34 (2.58%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.461

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Is it a good time to buy ManpowerGroup stock?

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ManpowerGroup price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $89.71 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-20) 3.58%
1 month (2020-10-30) 32.18%
3 months (2020-08-28) 19.81%
6 months (2020-05-29) 29.75%
1 year (2019-11-29) -3.16%
2 years (2018-11-29) 11.93%
3 years (2017-11-29) -30.89%
5 years (2015-11-27) -0.98%

Is ManpowerGroup under- or over-valued?

Valuing ManpowerGroup stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of ManpowerGroup's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

ManpowerGroup's P/E ratio

ManpowerGroup's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 62x. In other words, ManpowerGroup shares trade at around 62x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

ManpowerGroup's PEG ratio

ManpowerGroup's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.5376. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into ManpowerGroup's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

ManpowerGroup's EBITDA

ManpowerGroup's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$484.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a ManpowerGroup's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

ManpowerGroup financials

Revenue TTM USD$18.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.27%
Gross profit TTM USD$3.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.9%
Return on equity TTM 3.25%
Profit margin 0.48%
Book value $44.568
Market capitalisation USD$5.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ManpowerGroup shares

There are currently 1.4 million ManpowerGroup shares held short by investors – that's known as ManpowerGroup's "short interest". This figure is 0% up from 1.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting ManpowerGroup shares can be evaluated.

ManpowerGroup's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

ManpowerGroup's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ManpowerGroup shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ManpowerGroup shares traded daily (recently around 667890.52132701). ManpowerGroup's SIR currently stands at 2.11. In other words for every 100,000 ManpowerGroup shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2110 shares are currently held short.

However ManpowerGroup's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ManpowerGroup shares, or, against the total number of tradable ManpowerGroup shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ManpowerGroup's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ManpowerGroup shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0281% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ManpowerGroup shares, roughly 28 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against ManpowerGroup.

Find out more about how you can short ManpowerGroup stock.

ManpowerGroup's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like ManpowerGroup.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

ManpowerGroup's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 16.24

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and ManpowerGroup's overall score of 16.24 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like ManpowerGroup is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

ManpowerGroup's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.57/100

ManpowerGroup's environmental score of 1.57 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ManpowerGroup is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

ManpowerGroup's social score

Social score: 10.57/100

ManpowerGroup's social score of 10.57 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ManpowerGroup is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

ManpowerGroup's governance score

Governance score: 4.59/100

ManpowerGroup's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that ManpowerGroup is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

ManpowerGroup's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. ManpowerGroup scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that ManpowerGroup has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

ManpowerGroup Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 16.24
Total ESG percentile 8.96
Environmental score 1.57
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 10.57
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 4.59
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 2

ManpowerGroup share dividends

77%

Dividend payout ratio: 77.01% of net profits

Recently ManpowerGroup has paid out, on average, around 77.01% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.58% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ManpowerGroup shareholders could enjoy a 2.58% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ManpowerGroup's case, that would currently equate to about $2.34 per share.

ManpowerGroup's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

ManpowerGroup's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

ManpowerGroup share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ManpowerGroup's shares have ranged in value from as little as $48.8548 up to $99.533. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MAN.US volatility(beta: 1.99)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while ManpowerGroup's is 1.9921. This would suggest that ManpowerGroup's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

ManpowerGroup overview

ManpowerGroup Inc. provides workforce solutions and services in the Americas, Southern Europe, Northern Europe, and the Asia Pacific Middle East region. The company offers recruitment services, including permanent, temporary, and contract recruitment of professionals, as well as administrative and industrial positions under the Manpower and Experis brands. It also offers various assessment services; training and development services; career management; and outsourcing services related to human resources functions primarily in the areas of large-scale recruiting and workforce-intensive initiatives. In addition, the company provides workforce consulting services; contingent staffing and permanent recruitment services; professional resourcing and project-based solutions in information technology, engineering, and finance fields; solutions in the areas of organizational efficiency, individual development, and career mobility; and recruitment process outsourcing, TAPFIN managed, and talent based outsourcing services, as well as Proservia services in the areas of digital services market and IT infrastructure sector. It operates through a network of approximately 2,500 offices in 75 countries and territories. The company was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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