Kelly Services, Inc.

  • These 2 Stocks Prove That Bad Results Can Be Good

    By Adem Tahiri - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: NSP, KELYA, TBI

    With another earnings season in the books, it's time to digest some quarterly results! Sometimes, you can find great investment opportunities in firms that miss quarterly results slightly (earnings or revenues). While that may sound counterintuitive, Wall Street's short-term focus can create buying opportunities in companies that are actually doing great due to a small miss. Simply put, quarterly misses sometimes create values.

    One of the best sectors more »

  • Low Debt High ROE Stock Deserving of Rich Valuation

    By Mark Lin - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: KELYA, MAN, TBI

    The market has rewarded Trueblue (NYSE: TBI) for its industry leading ROEs, with the stock price rising by 28% year-to-date. With its geographical reach and longevity in the industry, TrueBlue is well-positioned to benefit from regulatory and technological drivers such as The Affordable Care Act, and the prevalence of mobile usage.

    Headquartered in Tacoma, Washington and listed in 1995, TrueBlue is a leading provider of blue-collar staffing, serving more than more »

  • Low Debt High ROE Stock Deserving of Rich Valuation

    By Mark Lin - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: KELYA, MAN, TBI

    The market has rewarded Trueblue (NYSE: TBI) for its industry leading ROEs, with the stock price rising by 28% year-to-date. With its geographical reach and longevity in the industry, TrueBlue is well-positioned to benefit from regulatory and technological drivers such as The Affordable Care Act, and the prevalence of mobile usage.

    Headquartered in Tacoma, Washington and listed in 1995, TrueBlue is a leading provider of blue-collar staffing, serving more than more »

  • Low Debt High ROE Stock Deserving Of Rich Valuations

    By Mark Lin - April 9, 2013 | Tickers: KELYA, MAN, TBI

    The market has rewarded Trueblue (NYSE: TBI) for its industry leading ROEs, with the stock price rising by 28% year-to-date. With its geographical reach and longevity in the industry, TrueBlue is well-positioned to benefit from regulatory and technological drivers such as The Affordable Care Act and the prevalence of mobile usage.

    Headquartered in Tacoma, Washington and listed in 1995, TrueBlue is a leading provider of blue-collar staffing, serving more than more »

  • Are These Turnaround Candidates Worth A Look?

    By Jacob Wolinsky - April 5, 2013 | Tickers: KELYA, NC, PBI

    For a variety of reasons, stock markets tend to overreact on certain issues and overlook some very basic phenomenon. Corporate turnarounds are such cases where markets often tend to discount the work in progress.

    However, identifying these early indicators can lead to smart gains for investors. Here are some examples:

    NACCO Industries (NYSE: NC) is a holding company for a number of businesses in mining, small appliances and specialty retail more »

  • Improving Job Numbers Means Better Times For Staffing Providers

    By Jacob Wolinsky - March 20, 2013 | Tickers: KELYA, KFRC, TBI

    In what appears to be best described as the lowest level of unemployment in five years, the U.S. Labor Department said yesterday that jobless claims fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted level of 332,000.

    In simple terms, this indicates fewer people are losing their jobs, and hiring is on the rise in the U.S. The U.S. unemployment rate, which started 2013 below 8%, fell further more »

  • Robert Half: Debt Free Balance Sheet With a Superior Operating Margin

    By Mark Lin - March 12, 2013 | Tickers: KELYA, MAN, ASGN, RHI

    Founded in 1948, Robert Half (NYSE: RHI) is the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm in U.S., and a leader in professional consulting and staffing services. It is also the parent company of Protiviti, a global consulting firm specializing in finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and internal audit. The company's specialized staffing divisions include Accountemps, Robert Half Finance & Accounting and Robert Half Management Resources, for project more »

  • Temporary Staffing is Entering the "Bermuda Triangle" of Margin Pressures (Part 2 of 2)

    By Adem Tahiri - March 6, 2013 | Tickers: BBSI, KELYA, MAN, RHI, TBI

    In part one of this series, we discussed a "Triangle" of likely economic concerns that are due to contract the margins of temporary staffing providers.

    To re-cap, they are:

    1). Increased volatility (good or bad) in the unemployment rate

    2). Increase workers compensation rates, particularly if unemployment drops

    3). Increased gas prices

    To be clear, while I feel that the temporary staffing market is due for a hiccup, I don more »

  • Temporary Staffing is Entering the "Bermuda Triangle" of Margin Pressures (pt. 1 of 2)

    By Adem Tahiri - February 28, 2013 | Tickers: NSP, KELYA, MAN, TBI

    Temporary staffing is about to get squeezed. This employment segment, actually employment altogether, is largely misunderstood by the market. With that said, it's not "disappointing" jobs numbers that will cause this pain. 

    Actually, most investors would be surprised to learn that temporary staffing does very well during periods of sustained, high unemployment like this one.

    This unemployment percentage chart, provided by our friends at the Bureau of Labor Statistics more »

  • Temporary Employment Trends Favor This Company

    By Eric Novinson - February 4, 2013 | Tickers: KELYA, MAN, ASGN, RHI

    A temp agency that can supply workers who possess rare skills that employers need has a valuable competitive advantage right now. On Assignment (NYSE: ASGN) provides scientists, engineers, IT professionals, and health care professionals to its clients. The company does compete with established temp agencies that have moved beyond their traditional specialties such as providing production line workers and low level clerical staff. On Assignment benefits from both recent growth more »

  • This Staffing Firm Is on the Mark

    By Robert Hanley - January 15, 2013 | Tickers: KELYA, MAN, ASGN | Editor's Choice

    It has been a hard slog for the global staffing industry over the past few years, as the U.S. financial crisis and slow subsequent recovery has caused companies to remain cautious in their growth ambitions and hiring plans.  Despite creating 1.8 million jobs in 2011, the official U.S. unemployment rate remains around 8% and various government entities have more job cuts ahead in order to get their more »

  • The Only Stock Worth Buying in 2013

    By Adem Tahiri - December 31, 2012 | Tickers: COH, CSX, DE, KELYA | Editor's Choice

    December in a nutshell: the world didn’t end, but in the mind of average investor, you’d never know it. Indeed, it appears that Wall Street has gone Mayan but not me—I’m full of hope.

    Have I gone mad? Become a cheerleader? Or perhaps I’m just oblivious to all of the gloom and doom over the fiscal cliff, debt ceiling and all the other “treats” our more »

  • Employment, Mr. Market and The Hard Road to Big Gains

    By Adem Tahiri - December 4, 2012 | Tickers: BBSI, DHX, NSP, KELYA, MAN, RHI

    "In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable." - Robert Arnott

    Peter Lynch called the edge to find stocks that the market misunderstands the “power of common knowledge;” it’s essential for small investors to beat the market. Today, I’m going to let you in on a group of stocks so misunderstood they’re certain to “make” your 2013.

    The staffing industry is too often associated with employment numbers. That more »

  • Can This Small Cap Keep Defying the Experts? (pt. 2 of 2)

    By Adem Tahiri - October 31, 2012 | Tickers: BBSI, NSP, KELYA, MAN, RHI | Editor's Choice

    Kelly Services (NASDAQ: KELYA) is an international workforce solutions provider, headquartered in Troy, Mi. Kelly's shares have bounced wildly from $11.26-$18.09 this year mostly on good or bad employment headlines. However, the stock has outperformed regardless of employment numbers as its beaten analysts expectations the past 11 consecutive quarters; most recently it beat quarterly estimates by 16%! Kelly is set to report earnings again in just more »

  • Can This Small Cap Keep Defying the Experts? (pt. 1 of 2)

    By Adem Tahiri - October 31, 2012 | Tickers: BBSI, NSP, KELYA, MAN, RHI | Editor's Choice

    Kelly Services (NASDAQ: KELYA) is an international workforce solutions provider, headquartered in Troy, Mi. Kelly's shares have bounced wildly from $11.26-$18.09 this year mostly on good or bad employment headlines. However, the stock has outperformed regardless of employment numbers as its beaten analysts expectations the past 11 consecutive quarters; most recently it beat quarterly estimates by 16%!

    As I’ve previously stated, Kelly Services is one more »

  • Why This Small Cap Stock is (Eventually) Going Much Higher

    By Adem Tahiri - September 7, 2012 | Tickers: KELYA, MAN, RHI

    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is an international workforce solutions provider, headquartered in Troy, Mi. Kelly's shares have bounced around wildly this year from $10.77-$18.09 per share, mostly on employment headlines and numbers. With the most recent quarter in the rear view mirror, this small cap diversified solutions provider, proved once again why it is continuing to improve it's business and deliver on it's more »

  • What if Paul Ryan is Right?

    By Matthew DiLallo - August 28, 2012 | Tickers: KELYA, LNKD, MAN, ASGN, RHI

    “If you don’t address these issues now, they’re going to steamroll the country. And the issue is, the more you delay fixing these problems, the much uglier the solutions are going to have to be.” (CNN, Sept. 2011) – Paul Ryan

    I don’t know her name, but it was heartbreaking to see her stand in line. Maybe it was because she appeared to be the age of my more »

  • Nonfarm Payrolls and What to Expect from Staffing Companies in the Earnings Season

    By Lee Samaha - April 11, 2012 | Tickers: INTU, KELYA, MAN, ASGN, RHI

    It would be remiss of me to write an article on staffing and employment companies without discussing the recent disappointing non-farm payroll numbers. The futures market certainly didn’t like them, but then again, which serious investor makes long-term decisions based on a day's trading or an isolated data point? Sure, a number of 120K on the payrolls looks weak, but I don’t think investors should fret too more »

  • Employment Agencies, Business Social Networks, and the Job Market

    By Eric Novinson - April 4, 2012 | Tickers: KELYA, LNKD, MAN, RHI

    With recent payroll data reporting job growth, employment agencies could benefit. Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI), ManPowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), and Kelly Services (NASDAQ: KELYA) operate traditional employment agency offices and market their placement services to job searchers via the Internet. Economic trends seem like they favor employment agencies. Although social networks which help workers find jobs without signing up with employment agencies, they seem like they're helping, not hurting more »