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  • 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 »

  • Three Reasons to Expect Tech to Outperform

    By Lee Samaha - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: FFIV, ASGN, RHI

    It has been a somewhat perplexing reporting season for many companies in cyclical industries. I’ve detected a recurring trend with a number of technology and industrial companies. Simply put, Q4 of last year ended quite strongly, and encouraged a sense of optimism that many companies haven't lived up to in 2013. The result is that many warned and lowered guidance.

    Is now the time to take advantage of more »

  • Three Staffing Stocks That Have Been Upgraded

    By Anindya Batabyal - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: KFRC, ASGN

    Staffing and outsourcing services companies have begun to do much better as the economy started to turnaround. I think it is a sector that will remain very bullish going forward, and the street is probably feeling very excited about the sector.

    In this article I will focus on three staffing stocks that have been upgraded recently. I feel these stocks have significant upside left and it’s the perfect time 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 »

  • These Recruiters are Delivering for Investors

    By Robert Hanley - March 15, 2013 | Tickers: AHS, LNKD, ASGN

    The U.S. economy has been slowly rebounding from the financial crisis, with higher levels of GDP and job growth, including an estimated 236,000 jobs added to the nation’s employment rolls in February. While an increase in the overall workforce has benefited all recruitment companies, the ones that have innovative platforms and strong relationships with hiring firms have gained the most. With the Federal Reserve unwilling to end 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 »

  • Stocks That Could Continue to Run

    By Ryan Peckyno - February 12, 2013 | Tickers: NSR, ASGN, SODA

    One area that I have identified as an area of opportunity for myself (and most investors) is identifying and considering stocks that have the potential to continue to reach new highs.  That is because instinctively I want to do what we all want to do: buy low and sell high. 

    That said, the stocks in this article are not value stocks.  They are not stocks that have price to earnings more »

  • Plenty More Upside in These Employment Stocks

    By Lee Samaha - February 6, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, INTU, ASGN, RHI

    There are times in investing when the market does incredibly strange things.  For instance, consider the case of Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI). Its share price was beaten up in Q3 only to surge over 25% since late November. Have economic and employment prospects really gotten that much better since November? Or to put it another way, were they really that bad in Q3?

    Robert Half is International is International 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 »

  • 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 »