NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Monster Worldwide (MWW) closed up 6.67% to $2.64 on Friday ahead of the company's 2016 second quarter results, due out before Tuesday's opening bell. 

The Weston, MA-based owner of is expected to report earnings of 3 cents per share on revenue of $156.9 million.

Last year, the company earned 10 cents per share on revenue of $180.4 million. 

Monster showed weak sales in the 2016 first quarter and that trend is expected to continue as the company is having trouble growing its transactions business in North America and Canada, Zacks reports. 

The recruitment site also faces stiff competition from alternative sites such as LinkedIn (LNKD), Zacks said. 

In June, Monster Worldwide acquired job search startup Jobr in an effort to help attract new users. 

Separately, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.

TheStreet Ratings team rates Monster Worldwide as a Sell with a ratings score of D+. This is driven by several weaknesses, which the team believes should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks the team covers. 

You can view the full analysis from the report here: MWW

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