News headlines about On Assignment (NASDAQ:ASGN) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. On Assignment earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.5030163451085 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Shares of On Assignment (NASDAQ ASGN) traded down 0.32% on Friday, reaching $46.68. 325,242 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $52.05 and a 200 day moving average price of $49.89. On Assignment has a one year low of $32.05 and a one year high of $55.53. The firm has a market cap of $2.46 billion and a PE ratio of 22.92.

On Assignment (NASDAQ:ASGN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.78 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.06. On Assignment had a return on equity of 14.70% and a net margin of 5.09%. The company had revenue of $653.31 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $655.96 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.68 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that On Assignment will post $2.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on ASGN. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of On Assignment from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $61.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $57.00 target price (up from $51.00) on shares of On Assignment in a research note on Friday, April 28th. BMO Capital Markets raised their target price on shares of On Assignment from $54.00 to $60.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $55.00 target price (up from $52.00) on shares of On Assignment in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $56.20.

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In other news, Director Brian J. Callaghan sold 20,250 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.02, for a total transaction of $1,093,905.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 430,873 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $23,275,759.46. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Jeremy M. Jones sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.46, for a total value of $1,089,200.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 167,078 shares of company stock worth $8,835,179.

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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