On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN)

CAPS Rating: 2 out of 5

The Company is a professional staffing firm providing flexible and permanent staffing solutions in specialty skills including Laboratory/Scientific, Healthcare and Medical Financial and Health Information Services.

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Top ASGN Bull/Bear Pitches

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XMFNoonan (81.51)
Submitted February 15, 2012

Healthy looking chart, play on improving labor market fundamentals, attractive sector focus, and attractive valuation

jed71 (99.86)
Submitted August 31, 2009

Booked small red thumb gain and reset red thumb at a higher price. Intangibles and goodwill of $220MM on balance sheet (in other words, big time fluff) - seems very, very high. Also still has $100MM in debt with declining revenues / margins. Revenues… More

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Member Avatar XMFNoonan (81.51) Submitted: 2/15/2012 11:59:13 AM : Outperform Start Price: $13.65 ASGN Score: +225.60

Healthy looking chart, play on improving labor market fundamentals, attractive sector focus, and attractive valuation

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Member Avatar coryjobe (95.75) Submitted: 7/21/2010 4:32:15 PM : Outperform Start Price: $4.45 ASGN Score: +1,031.17

The Life Sciences and IT/Engineering units have continued to show improvement in recent months, but the weakness in the healthcare-related businesses has outweighed that growth. Demand for traveling nurses and physicians will probably remain fairly low until economic outlook gets better. Hospitals have been tightening their budgets and because of this there are less new jobs. The IT/Engineering unit should continue to grow, mainly because capital spending in these areas have been rising lately. Thanks to more funding in the R&D with Life Sciences segment they are likely to continue to get better also. ASGN recently purchased the Cambridge Group, a provider of physicans, IT staffing, clinical/scientific business for $5.5 million. This should improve their market share and help accelerate their earnings.

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Member Avatar jed71 (99.86) Submitted: 8/31/2009 12:39:08 PM : Underperform Start Price: $4.02 ASGN Score: -1,154.02

Booked small red thumb gain and reset red thumb at a higher price.

Intangibles and goodwill of $220MM on balance sheet (in other words, big time fluff) - seems very, very high. Also still has $100MM in debt with declining revenues / margins. Revenues have fallen ~37% over the past 4 quarters... cost cutting has saved them so far but they will only be able to reduce fixed costs so much (unless they plan to go out of business). Long time before turn around happens here...

I am not sure why fools have this as a 5 star stock.

Leaderboard

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Score Leader

NETREDNU

NETREDNU (90.24) Score: +1,270.90

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Member Name Member
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Stock
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Index
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NETREDNU 90.24 5/11/2009 Outperform NS $3.64 +1,452.75% +181.85% +1,270.90 0 Comment
tjd601 68.97 5/11/2009 Outperform 1Y $3.64 +1,452.75% +181.85% +1,270.90 0 Comment
renovo < 20 7/10/2009 Outperform 5Y $3.69 +1,431.62% +192.96% +1,238.66 0 Comment
tickker60 58.02 7/10/2009 Outperform 5Y $3.75 +1,407.20% +193.03% +1,214.17 0 Comment
coryjobe 95.75 7/19/2010 Outperform 5Y $4.45 +1,170.11% +138.94% +1,031.17 1 Comment
StaffingWizzard 95.21 1/27/2009 Outperform 1Y $4.33 +1,205.31% +209.42% +995.89 0 Comment
www1023ecom 89.68 1/21/2009 Outperform 5Y $4.37 +1,193.36% +217.69% +975.68 0 Comment
Ineedmoney101 66.54 2/18/2009 Outperform 3M $4.37 +1,193.36% +228.04% +965.32 1 Comment
111SC111 95.72 2/12/2008 Outperform 3Y $5.15 +997.48% +97.59% +899.88 0 Comment
eblancafort 78.59 11/2/2007 Outperform NS $6.16 +818.28% +77.90% +740.38 0 Comment

Wall Street

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TrackDeutscheSec 88.23 2/3/2014 Outperform NS $31.33 +80.40% +43.74% +36.66 0 Comment
TrackRBCCapMkts 88.33 7/22/2013 Outperform NS $30.02 +88.27% +50.99% +37.29 0 Comment
TrackRWBaird 90.22 11/24/2010 Outperform NS $6.58 +758.97% +114.59% +644.38 0 Comment
TrackSunTrustRH 85.37 8/10/2009 Outperform NS $4.15 +1,261.93% +155.12% +1,106.80 0 Comment
TrackSoros 88.48 9/30/2007 Outperform NS $9.34 +505.14% +75.64% +429.50 1 Comment
TrackUBS 93.52 3/30/2007 Outperform NS $11.95 +372.97% +90.11% +282.86 0 Comment
TrackStifel 94.74 3/1/2007 Outperform NS $12.15 -65.02% -40.10% -24.92 1/26/2009 @ $4.25 0 Comment
TrackBMOCapital < 20 12/21/2006 Outperform NS $11.55 +389.35% +90.83% +298.52 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 84.91 11/13/2006 Underperform 3W $11.24 +402.85% +95.94% -306.91 0 Comment

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