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Should You Think About Buying ASGN Incorporated (NYSE:ASGN) Now?

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ASGN Incorporated (NYSE:ASGN), which is in the professional services business, and is based in United States, saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. With many analysts covering the mid-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Today I will analyse the most recent data on ASGN’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

View our latest analysis for ASGN

What's the opportunity in ASGN?

Good news, investors! ASGN is still a bargain right now. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $95.54, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. However, given that ASGN’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

What kind of growth will ASGN generate?

NYSE:ASGN Past and Future Earnings, April 10th 2019

Future outlook is an important aspect when you’re looking at buying a stock, especially if you are an investor looking for growth in your portfolio. Although value investors would argue that it’s the intrinsic value relative to the price that matter the most, a more compelling investment thesis would be high growth potential at a cheap price. ASGN’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 42%, indicating a highly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to more robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Since ASGN is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to increase your holdings in the stock. With an optimistic outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. However, there are also other factors such as financial health to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on ASGN for a while, now might be the time to make a leap. Its prosperous future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy ASGN. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the track record of its management team, in order to make a well-informed buy.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on ASGN. You can find everything you need to know about ASGN in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in ASGN, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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