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Valuation Now: ASGN (NYSE: ASGN)

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ASGN is part of the industrials sector and is part of the employment services industry. The company CEO is Peter T. Dameris. ASGN Inc, formerly On Assignment Inc provides skilled and professionals in the growing life sciences, healthcare, and technology sectors. The company’s operating business segments are Apex and Oxford.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The ASGN stock showed a previous change of 2.46% with an open at 63.44 and a close of 64.46. It reached an intraday high of 64.54 and a low of 63.35.

Business Wire:  Apex Systems Wins ClearlyRated’s 2019 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $3.4b with 52.5m shares outstanding, of which the float is 51.0m shares. Trading volume reached 296,077 shares compared to its average volume of 317,034 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, ASGN shares returned 1.91% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 19.97%. Over three months, it changed -5.54%. In one year it has changed -10.41% and within that year its 52-week high was 94.25 and its 52-week low was 51.05. ASGN stock is 26.27% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 75.16 and a 50 day moving average of 60.67. Currently ASGN stock is trading -14.23% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

Business Wire:  Apex Systems Wins ClearlyRated’s 2019 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.97 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 21.70. Based on 5 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.15. The TTM EPS is 4.09, which comes to a TTM PE of 15.76. Historically, the PE high was 41.50 and the PE low was 15.76. ASGN stock has set a new PE low record!

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  1.30
06-30-2018:  1.11
03-31-2018:  0.83
12-31-2017:  0.85

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 80.06, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 19.49%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 2.90% of insider ownership and 152.30% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 559,718, which is 1.07% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 1.44. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.98

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 17.44%, return on assets is 8.02%, profit margin is 4.53%, price-to-sales is 1.34 and price-to-book is 2.92.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 5  :Past Performance Score
 3  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.

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