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How to buy ASGN Incorporated (ASGN) stock

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ASGN Incorporated
NYSE: ASGN - USD
STAFFING & EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
$97.24
+$1.73 (+1.81%)

ASGN Incorporated is a staffing & employment services business based in the US. ASGN Incorporated shares (ASGN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ASGN Incorporated employs 4,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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ASGN Incorporated stock price (NYSE: ASGN)

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ASGN Incorporated shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$103.09
52-week range$61.70 - $110.52
50-day moving average $97.34
200-day moving average $97.17
Wall St. target price$117.17
PE ratio 25.3325
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.85

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ASGN Incorporated price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $103.09 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-13) N/A
1 month (2021-06-24) 5.47%
3 months (2021-04-20) N/A
6 months (2021-01-20) N/A
1 year (2020-07-20) N/A
2 years (2019-07-20) N/A
3 years (2018-07-20) N/A
5 years (2016-07-20) N/A

Is ASGN Incorporated under- or over-valued?

Valuing ASGN Incorporated stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of ASGN Incorporated's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

ASGN Incorporated's P/E ratio

ASGN Incorporated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, ASGN Incorporated shares trade at around 25x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

ASGN Incorporated's PEG ratio

ASGN Incorporated's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.02. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into ASGN Incorporated's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

ASGN Incorporated's EBITDA

ASGN Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $404.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a ASGN Incorporated's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

ASGN Incorporated financials

Revenue TTM $4 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.89%
Gross profit TTM $1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.19%
Return on equity TTM 13.48%
Profit margin 5.15%
Book value $30.94
Market capitalisation $5.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ASGN Incorporated shares

There are currently 602,303 ASGN Incorporated shares held short by investors – that's known as ASGN Incorporated's "short interest". This figure is 25.1% down from 804,281 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting ASGN Incorporated shares can be evaluated.

ASGN Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

ASGN Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ASGN Incorporated shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ASGN Incorporated shares traded daily (recently around 194291.29032258). ASGN Incorporated's SIR currently stands at 3.1. In other words for every 100,000 ASGN Incorporated shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3100 shares are currently held short.

However ASGN Incorporated's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ASGN Incorporated shares, or, against the total number of tradable ASGN Incorporated shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ASGN Incorporated's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ASGN Incorporated shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0117% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ASGN Incorporated shares, roughly 12 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against ASGN Incorporated.

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ASGN Incorporated share dividends

We're not expecting ASGN Incorporated to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have ASGN Incorporated's shares ever split?

ASGN Incorporated's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 April 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your ASGN Incorporated shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ASGN Incorporated shares which in turn could have impacted ASGN Incorporated's share price.

ASGN Incorporated share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ASGN Incorporated's shares have ranged in value from as little as $61.7 up to $110.52. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ASGN.US volatility(beta: 2.17)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while ASGN Incorporated's is 2.1714. This would suggest that ASGN Incorporated's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

ASGN Incorporated overview

ASGN Incorporated provides professional staffing and IT solutions in the technology, digital, creative, engineering and life sciences fields across commercial and government sectors in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Apex, Oxford, and ECS. The Apex segment offers technology, digital, creative, scientific, engineering staffing, and consulting services to Fortune 1000 and mid-market commercial clients. The Oxford segment provides hard-to-find technology, digital, engineering, and life sciences staffing and consulting services in various skill and geographic markets. The ECS Segment delivers advanced solutions in cloud, cyber security, artificial intelligence, machine learning, application and IT modernization, and science and engineering. The company was formerly known as On Assignment, Inc. and changed its name to ASGN Incorporated in April 2018.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of ASGN Incorporated is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 3.188% of ASGN Incorporated shares are held by insiders and 98.583% by institutions.
How many people work for ASGN Incorporated?
Latest data suggests 4,200 work at ASGN Incorporated.
When does the fiscal year end for ASGN Incorporated?
ASGN Incorporated's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is ASGN Incorporated based?
ASGN Incorporated's address is: 4400 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA, United States, 23060
What is ASGN Incorporated's ISIN number?
ASGN Incorporated's international securities identification number is: US00191U1025
What is ASGN Incorporated's CUSIP number?
ASGN Incorporated's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 00191U102

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