News articles about On Assignment (NASDAQ:ASGN) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. On Assignment earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.4884166487584 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Several research firms have recently commented on ASGN. BidaskClub upgraded shares of On Assignment from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of On Assignment from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 15th. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price objective on shares of On Assignment from $54.00 to $60.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $53.00 price objective on shares of On Assignment in a research note on Sunday, September 3rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $55.67.

On Assignment (ASGN) opened at 51.37 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $2.71 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.22. The company’s 50 day moving average is $47.69 and its 200 day moving average is $50.10. On Assignment has a 1-year low of $32.04 and a 1-year high of $55.53.

On Assignment (NASDAQ:ASGN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.78 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.72 by $0.06. On Assignment had a net margin of 5.09% and a return on equity of 14.70%. The company had revenue of $653.31 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $655.96 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.68 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that On Assignment will post $2.86 EPS for the current year.

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On Assignment Company Profile

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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