ASGN Incorporated (NYSE:ASGN) insider Randolph C. Blazer sold 3,521 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $84.56, for a total value of $297,735.76. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 92,891 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,854,862.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

ASGN stock opened at $79.60 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68, a quick ratio of 2.40 and a current ratio of 2.40. The company has a market capitalization of $4.21 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.94, a PEG ratio of 2.42 and a beta of 2.27. ASGN Incorporated has a fifty-two week low of $29.04 and a fifty-two week high of $85.65. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $71.92 and a 200-day moving average of $66.89.

ASGN (NYSE:ASGN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 28th. The business services provider reported $1.27 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.11 by $0.16. The company had revenue of $1.01 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $931.41 million. ASGN had a return on equity of 17.70% and a net margin of 4.65%. Equities analysts predict that ASGN Incorporated will post 4.63 EPS for the current year.

ASGN has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. SunTrust Banks increased their price target on ASGN from $72.00 to $80.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered ASGN from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 4th. ValuEngine upgraded ASGN from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 30th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group upped their price objective on ASGN from $50.00 to $60.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 30th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $65.13.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of ASGN. Seizert Capital Partners LLC purchased a new stake in ASGN during the 3rd quarter worth about $714,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its holdings in ASGN by 56.6% during the 3rd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 7,663 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $487,000 after purchasing an additional 2,771 shares in the last quarter. Convergence Investment Partners LLC lifted its holdings in ASGN by 9.2% during the 3rd quarter. Convergence Investment Partners LLC now owns 9,760 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $620,000 after purchasing an additional 820 shares in the last quarter. Harbor Investment Advisory LLC lifted its holdings in ASGN by 107.6% during the 3rd quarter. Harbor Investment Advisory LLC now owns 571 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $36,000 after purchasing an additional 296 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Stanley Laman Group Ltd. lifted its holdings in ASGN by 3.5% during the 3rd quarter. Stanley Laman Group Ltd. now owns 15,973 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,015,000 after purchasing an additional 541 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 81.59% of the company’s stock.

ASGN Company Profile

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 Apex, Oxford, and ECS segments. The Apex segment offers technology, digital, creative, scientific, and engineering professionals for contract, contract-to-hire, and permanent placement positions to Fortune 1000 and mid-market clients.

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