Barrett Business Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBSI)

CAPS Rating: 5 out of 5

The Company offers a range of human resource management services to help small and medium-sized businesses manage the increasing costs and complexities of an array of employment-related issues.

Results 1 - 20 of 100 : 1 2 3 4 5 Next »

Recs

0
Member Avatar TSIF (99.96) Submitted: 11/19/2014 2:35:19 PM : Outperform Start Price: $28.44 BBSI Score: -5.53

I'm a huge proponent of not following for the "use2be"....use to be $100, $80, $60....using faulty logic that that is the potential after a radical fall. Still I got sucked in to Barrett Business when it was down 70% off it's 52 week high, and now it's now 80%. Trying to see what changed when there is a radical change in share price and determining if the catalyst created an oversell condition can sometimes be worth the energy. But knowing when the selling is done is not an exact science, or knowing if more negative "stuff" is hiding in the wings can also not be discernible.

Barrett took some of it's hit because it acknowledged a "loss" due to the need to further fund the worker's compensation line. Taking a $37M gain against an $80M write off for a net negative quarter. The drop from $100 a share to $50 occurred before the $45 to $25 precipice on general overall agreement that Barrett's growth, and hence forward pricing had been over estimated.

Other than the write down, Barrett has been consistently profitable, with YoY income gains of over 20%. Pays a small dividend, bought back stock in 2012, virtually no debt. P/B a little high at 4, but P/S at 0.27. The largest concern that I overlooked when making a play on Barrett, was that their workers compensation underfunded leaves them of a do what I say, not what I do and sets a bad example for their clients that they provide employment services to. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the customers bail just to get away from any possible taint, real or implied.

So overall, there may be more of a shoe to fall. Will need to monitor and see if I can get this one back. Would take a few good quarters to overcome the negative bias.

Recs

0
Member Avatar SmartAce (99.87) Submitted: 10/29/2014 3:05:48 PM : Outperform Start Price: $29.25 BBSI Score: -8.33

1929 “The wires to other cities were jammed with frantic orders to sell. So were the cables, radio, and telephones to Europe and the rest of the world. Buyers were few, sometimes wholly absent.... This was real panic.... When the closing bell rang, the great bull market was dead and buried.”
Jonathan Norton Leonard

Recs

0
Member Avatar darkbite (95.51) Submitted: 10/29/2014 2:02:42 PM : Outperform Start Price: $22.67 BBSI Score: +19.16

a gamble. Not much news from company itself, but feel that there might be an upside eventually.

Recs

0
Member Avatar baron14 (< 20) Submitted: 5/28/2014 9:48:21 PM : Outperform Start Price: $46.97 BBSI Score: -48.41

Stock oversold back near 52 week lows. Management is shareholder friendly with big share buybacks in addition to high return on invested capital and equity (both +20%) and a long runway for growth. Will outperform as long as the economy continues to recover

Recs

0
Member Avatar smith972 (79.08) Submitted: 5/14/2014 11:41:40 PM : Outperform Start Price: $43.48 BBSI Score: -45.38

Over done correction here in May of 2014.

Recs

0
Member Avatar leaderoftheback (74.33) Submitted: 2/21/2014 7:49:31 AM : Outperform Start Price: $50.82 BBSI Score: -55.61

Feb 21, 2014: trending down at $66, but definitely bouncing off support level. If it retests and drops through, next stop is about $50 and that might be a really great place to buy in in real life.

CAPS start Limit $52

Recs

0
Member Avatar surabayajhonny (44.16) Submitted: 2/11/2014 4:17:14 PM : Outperform Start Price: $59.35 BBSI Score: -66.70

oversold.

Recs

0
Member Avatar ChitownDuey (< 20) Submitted: 2/6/2014 12:14:43 PM : Outperform Start Price: $66.95 BBSI Score: -75.48

Down 30% from its highs on lower guidance of revenue. earnings on target. it is oversold.

Recs

0
Member Avatar mbz113 (26.10) Submitted: 10/17/2013 7:16:58 PM : Outperform Start Price: $71.79 BBSI Score: -80.47

Recovering job market and growth opportunities.

Recs

0
Member Avatar rknapton (< 20) Submitted: 7/23/2013 8:22:55 PM : Outperform Start Price: $59.67 BBSI Score: -75.33

Long. 33x ttm, 20x fye PE. Revs up 35%. Great cash flow and buying back stock.

Recs

0
Member Avatar blackmonday2007 (< 20) Submitted: 2/12/2013 2:08:32 PM : Outperform Start Price: $8.74 BBSI Score: +67.73

4 yrs later bamm to the upside who knew

Recs

0
Member Avatar stpatrick31782 (< 20) Submitted: 11/29/2011 6:53:07 PM : Outperform Start Price: $17.31 BBSI Score: -5.28

DEC

Recs

1
Member Avatar starbucks4ever (97.79) Submitted: 8/18/2011 9:36:35 PM : Outperform Start Price: $9.66 BBSI Score: +40.64

A perfect defensive stock that has a strong moat, being protected from competition by the high price and preposturousness of the services they provide.

Recs

0
Member Avatar HardnoseDotCom (68.81) Submitted: 4/25/2011 1:37:27 PM : Outperform Start Price: $14.37 BBSI Score: +40.98

low PEG, strong price uptrend

Recs

1
Member Avatar kayceygirl (89.00) Submitted: 8/14/2010 1:29:08 AM : Outperform Start Price: $11.88 BBSI Score: +44.51

This is one of my STARZ.
Here is the thought process on this STAR:
a) Divided rate over Zero
b) 3 Year Beta between -5 & +3
c) 15% + Insider ownership
d) No greater than -50% Growth rate for the last 3 years (tought= last couple of years so goo that insiders are still owning the stocks)
e) Current CAPS rating between 3 Stars & 5 Stars
Open to all Industries and Sectors screened this down to just 250 stocks. I like round numbers. 12 of them I already own through other screening tools. I tend to be somewhat conservative but looking for 3 things at this point in my investing:
1. Stability & Strength
2. Yield and Modest Growth
3. Strong Position within a sector regardless of whether the entire sector is strong or not. Each sector has to perform to some degree for the whole world economy to function. I am looking for 5 or more years down the road, ROI, and Growth.
Not looking for rockets, just stars. This is a Star!!

Recs

0
Member Avatar lytri (75.37) Submitted: 3/2/2010 11:02:34 AM : Outperform Start Price: $11.22 BBSI Score: +66.90

As companies scramble to make use of new government money and an economy that will be turning around, the quick will need a work force that can mobilize with them. I think BBSI can leverage their short term staffing in this period to long term contracts for the future.

Recs

0
Member Avatar fgalvan (27.07) Submitted: 3/1/2010 1:01:39 PM : Outperform Start Price: $11.45 BBSI Score: +60.53

Pretty solid company and payroll services are likely to be in higher demand once jobs start going up.

Recs

0
Member Avatar wjcoffman (68.44) Submitted: 2/28/2010 10:17:52 PM : Outperform Start Price: $11.33 BBSI Score: +62.28

It'll improve as the economy improves.

Recs

0
Member Avatar Contralogic (< 20) Submitted: 1/31/2010 5:42:58 PM : Outperform Start Price: $11.55 BBSI Score: +52.29

2-4 yr play.
BBSI could gain for employers looking to staff with contract staff in short term, assuming economic growth and job growth in late 2010/2011.
http://www.barrettbusiness.com/staffing_services.htm

Recs

0
Member Avatar diversey (49.40) Submitted: 12/24/2009 12:00:25 AM : Outperform Start Price: $10.95 BBSI Score: +72.64

The only one I'm not actively buying right now as I have a bigger holding already, but the price is nice and they are in a holding pattern with the CA economy stalled. But long term I will buy and hold.

Results 1 - 20 of 100 : 1 2 3 4 5 Next »

Featured Broker Partners


Advertisement