The New York-based Monster Worldwide, Inc (NYSE:MWW) moved down to the record low in 2 months after DealReporter reported talks with a private equity company over a possible buyout had finished.
Shares of Monster Worldwide, the Internet recruiting service that is looking for a sale, moved down 9.3% to settle in New York at $7.30 at 4 PM and marked the major drop since Aug 2.
DealReporter reported on Friday by mentioning an anonymous source that Monster Worldwide, which first reported in March it was considering a sale, and a United States-based private equity company closed talks several days earlier.
Monster has been lowering its labor force and shattering costs after European economic disorder directed clients to pare use of its products and companies like LinkedIn Corp. (LNKD) provide alternate techniques to find workers.
Shifting reader’s focus to broader market, let us consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. DICE HOLDINGS, INC. (NYSE:DHX) rose +1.25% to settle at $8.88, 51job, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:JOBS) moved down -0.21% to end at $46.94 while Linkedin Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) dropped -2.58% to finish at $118.83 on Friday.
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW) on Oct 05, 2012 decreased -9.32% to the closing price of $7.30. The overall volume in the last trading session was 9.79 million shares. Its fifty two weeks range was $5.72 – $10.40. The total market capitalization remained at $863.41 million.
MWW is ahead of its 52-week low with 27.62% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -29.81%. MWW’s last month’s stock price volatility remained 9.23%. In its share capital MWW has 118.28 million outstanding shares, among them 116.62 million shares have been floated in market exchange. MWW’s stock’s institutional ownership remained 95.80% while insider ownership included 3.07%.
The stock price of MWW is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -7.28% and remote negatively from 50 days moving average with -0.31%. MWW’s current year’s earnings per share experienced an addition with 261.80% while its current quarter performance remained at -9.88%. Company’s beta coefficient included 2.19. Beta factors measure the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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