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  • Staffing and Outsourcing Companies Are Gaining Momentum

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: MAN, PAYX, RHI

    Staffing and outsourcing companies are like catalysts, aiding companies in this transitional phase of the economy. As companies come out of recession, they look to staffing companies for hiring new talent. According to Staffing Industry Analysts, the U.S. staffing industry revenue is estimated to reach $160 billion by 2018 from $128.6 billion in 2012.

    Outsourcing companies are always in demand because they optimize revenue for clients with the more »

  • Staffing Stocks Have Defied Jobs Numbers...What's Next?

    By Adem Tahiri - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: KFY, MAN, RHI

    Since 2009 staffing and employment service stocks have been on a surprising march upward, as nearly every company has performed amazingly. With high unemployment, this performance has surprised some; but as I've written previously, temporary staffing can actually do better during periods of high unemployment.

    Up until this point, racking up winners in staffing has been like shooting fish in a barrel. So how can one pick winners from more »

  • A Look at Staffing Services in a Recuperating Employment Market

    By Damian Illia - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: MAN, MWW, RHI

    Note: This article has been amended to better reflect Monster's business model.

    The Internet has changed almost everything, including how we watch movies to how we choose a restaurant. Job searching and head-hunting have been no exception. Nowadays, the Internet is the most practical way to look for a job or an employee, though other channels do remain strong.

    ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI) and, although more »

  • Temporary Problems for Temporary Staffing

    By Nathaniel Matherson - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: MAN, ASGN, RHI, TBI

    Earlier this week President Obama and his administration shook the wires with the announcement that they will not require employers to provide health insurance for their workers until 2015, a full year later than initially planned. The administration choose to succumb to rising questioning and backlash from the business community whom have long stated the ramifications of this legislation. If enacted the legislation would have forced employers of more than more »

  • Which Companies to Buy Given Improvements in Employment Stats

    By Zain Abbas - June 21, 2013 | Tickers: MAN, RECN, RHI

    One of the reasons that the Fed gave for a potential tapering in quantitative easing (QE) was improving employment stats that indicated that the economy might be heading toward a rebound after the recession of 2009. Statistics from the US Bureau of Labor also suggested the same. Every positive movement is closely scrutinized by investors to benefit from any resultant positive movement in the equity markets.

    Improving labor stats surely more »

  • Robert Half International - Behind the Numbers

    By Anthony Parsons - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: MAN, PAYX, RHI

    Today I would like to take a look at Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI) and provide some insight into the company's numbers.

    Robert Half provides staffing and risk consulting services in five continents throughout the world. Adding in the company's 1.8% current dividend yield, the performance has roughly matched that of the S&P 500 for the previous 52 weeks.

    In its most recent 10-Q statement for more »

  • Four Companies with Large Exposure to Europe

    By Rupert Hargreaves - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: BWA, EA, HAR, MAN

    The recent Cyprus situation highlighted the fact the the Eurozone crisis is far from over and the continent's progress in recovering from its debt crisis, which first started to cause havoc in the markets nearly two years ago, is moving along at a snail's pace.

    Having said that, it appears that the majority of the world has lost interest in the Eurozone, focusing instead on improving economic data 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 »

  • Which Temp Companies Are Poised to Grow?

    By Austin Higgins - March 30, 2013 | Tickers: MAN, ASGN, RHI

    When the financial crisis gripped corporate America, contract or temporary worker-positions were among the first to go. At the height of the recession, temporary worker positions dropped by 35% from pre-recession levels. Now, as the economy is expanding, temporary work positions are in higher demand. Even now, temporary positions are still 10% less than what they were prior to the recession.

    Job demand will be increasing; so staffing agencies are 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Five Big Buys by Manning & Napier

    By Dr. Osman Gulseven - November 16, 2012 | Tickers: RATE, LNKD, MAN, MKTX, TSN

    Manning & Napier Advisors is one of the largest fund managers in the market. The company applies an active portfolio management approach. The goal of Manning & Napier's investments is to provide competitive absolute returns over the market cycle. In order to achieve this goal, the company utilizes a variety of equity, fixed income, and blended asset portfolios.

    In the last quarter, the fund manager opened a position in 20 stocks more »

  • 2 Stocks To Buy In Anticipation Of A Jobs Recovery

    By Bill Edson - November 13, 2012 | Tickers: ADP, FB, LNKD, MAN, MWW

    As compelling as the LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) story may appear, it is trading at valuations which are impossible to justify. Investors should shy away from this stock and focus on older (and probably more boring) stocks which help recruit, hire, and pay employees.

    Attractive Results

    With the increase in sales and advertising rates, LinkedIn reported its highest profit and sales so far in the third quarter of 2012. Since the 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 »

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