How to buy ASGN Incorporated stock - 19 April

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How to buy ASGN Incorporated stock

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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 USD0.00.

How to buy shares in ASGN Incorporated

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  3. Search for ASGN Incorporated. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ASGN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until ASGN Incorporated reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of ASGN Incorporated, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of ASGN Incorporated. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

ASGN Incorporated share price

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ASGN Incorporated shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week rangeUSD$36.07 - USD$109.48
50-day moving average USD$97.66
200-day moving average USD$85.23
Wall St. target priceUSD$100.67
PE ratio 28.7872
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.76

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Is it a good time to buy ASGN Incorporated stock?

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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 29x. In other words, ASGN Incorporated shares trade at around 29x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-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 USD$400.1 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 USD$4 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.86%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.24%
Return on equity TTM 13.52%
Profit margin 5.07%
Book value $30.00
Market capitalisation USD$5.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ASGN Incorporated shares

There are currently 718,144 ASGN Incorporated shares held short by investors – that's known as ASGN Incorporated's "short interest". This figure is 9.8% down from 796,126 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 233163.63636364). ASGN Incorporated's SIR currently stands at 3.08. In other words for every 100,000 ASGN Incorporated shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3080 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 0.0161% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ASGN Incorporated shares, roughly 16 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.

Find out more about how you can short ASGN Incorporated stock.

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 $36.07 up to $109.48. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ASGN.US volatility(beta: 2.19)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 2.1859. 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.

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