ASGN Incorporated (NYSE:ASGN) Expected to Post Earnings of $1.67 Per Share

Analysts expect that ASGN Incorporated (NYSE:ASGNGet Rating) will report earnings of $1.67 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for ASGN’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $1.60 and the highest is $1.73. ASGN reported earnings of $1.32 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 26.5%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next earnings results on Monday, January 1st.

On average, analysts expect that ASGN will report full-year earnings of $6.61 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $6.46 to $6.75. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the business will report earnings of $7.43 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $7.16 to $7.80. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow ASGN.

ASGN (NYSE:ASGNGet Rating) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, April 27th. The business services provider reported $1.57 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.37 by $0.20. ASGN had a return on equity of 17.55% and a net margin of 10.21%. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.15 EPS.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on ASGN shares. Zacks Investment Research raised ASGN from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $107.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, May 31st. Jefferies Financial Group dropped their price objective on ASGN from $125.00 to $101.00 in a research report on Friday, May 27th. BMO Capital Markets cut ASGN from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 26th. StockNews.com started coverage on ASGN in a research report on Thursday, March 31st. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, TheStreet raised ASGN from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $116.33.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. lifted its holdings in ASGN by 2.2% in the first quarter. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. now owns 4,590 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $536,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares during the period. FDx Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in ASGN by 5.1% in the first quarter. FDx Advisors Inc. now owns 4,459 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $520,000 after acquiring an additional 217 shares during the period. Argent Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in ASGN by 18.1% in the first quarter. Argent Capital Management LLC now owns 8,773 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,024,000 after acquiring an additional 1,342 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its holdings in ASGN by 9.9% in the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 18,840 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,196,000 after acquiring an additional 1,697 shares during the period. Finally, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of ASGN by 119.5% in the first quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 10,974 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $697,000 after buying an additional 5,974 shares during the period. 94.33% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of NYSE ASGN traded down $0.11 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $98.03. The company had a trading volume of 2,106 shares, compared to its average volume of 307,934. ASGN has a 12-month low of $90.96 and a 12-month high of $131.89. The stock has a market cap of $5.01 billion, a PE ratio of 12.18, a P/E/G ratio of 0.94 and a beta of 1.91. The business’s 50-day moving average is $108.49 and its 200 day moving average is $113.76. The company has a quick ratio of 1.14, a current ratio of 2.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55.

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ASGN Incorporated provides information technology services and professional solutions in the technology, digital, and creative fields for commercial and government sectors in the United States. It operates through two segments: Commercial and Federal Government. The Commercial Segment provides consulting, creative digital marketing, and permanent placement services primarily to Fortune 1000 and mid-market clients.

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