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On Assignment is Among the Companies in the Human Resource & Employment Services Industry With the Highest P/E Ratio (ASGN, HSII, GPX, BBSI, RHI)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Human Resource & Employment Services industry with the highest price to earnings (P/E) ratios. P/E is an important valuation tool when comparing companies in the same industry. A higher P/E ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of net income, so the stock is more expensive compared to one with a lower P/E ratio.

On Assignment ranks highest with a a P/E ratio of 28.68. Heidrick & Struggles International is next with a a P/E ratio of 26.35. GP Strategies ranks third highest with a a P/E ratio of 20.74.

Barrett Business Services follows with a a P/E ratio of 17.93, and Robert Half International rounds out the top five with a a P/E ratio of 17.70.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of On Assignment on November 10th, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $38.03. Since that recommendation, shares of On Assignment have risen 43.9%. We continue to monitor On Assignment for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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Ticker(s): ASGN HSII GPX BBSI RHI