News articles about On Assignment (NYSE:ASGN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. On Assignment earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.0954826096578 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of ASGN stock opened at $84.31 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,349.91, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.16, a PEG ratio of 2.22 and a beta of 2.03. The company has a quick ratio of 3.00, a current ratio of 3.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58. On Assignment has a 52 week low of $44.66 and a 52 week high of $85.93.
On Assignment (NYSE:ASGN) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The business services provider reported $1.44 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.68. The firm had revenue of $679.04 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $671.35 million. On Assignment had a return on equity of 17.42% and a net margin of 6.00%. On Assignment’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.64 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that On Assignment will post 3.76 EPS for the current year.
In related news, insider Randolph C. Blazer sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $78.73, for a total value of $787,300.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 55,837 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,396,047.01. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Marty R. Kittrell sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.24, for a total value of $152,480.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 4,946 shares in the company, valued at approximately $377,083.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 121,265 shares of company stock worth $9,440,062 in the last three months. 5.40% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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About On Assignment
On Assignment, Inc is a global provider of in-demand, skilled professionals in the technology, life sciences and creative sectors. The Company matches resumes with job descriptions to match people they know into positions they understand for temporary, contract-to-hire, and direct hire assignments. It operates through two segments.
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