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ASGN

ASGN

$47.87

-0.54 (-1.12%)

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On Assignment acquires StratAcuity Staffing Partners, terms not disclosed

On Assignment announced that it acquired StratAcuity Staffing Partners a provider of specialized clinical/scientific staffing solutions for biotechnology and pharmaceutical organizations. Stratacuity supports clients in the greater Boston area with contract, permanent placement and managed services solutions. The company was founded in 2001 by Robert Patten and Patrick Marshall, and has enjoyed 16 years of steady growth, with $16M in revenues for 2016. Terms were not disclosed. On Assignment further announced that it is proposing, subject to market and other conditions, to reprice its existing Term B credit facility. There can be no assurances about the timing or terms of the planned repricing, or that the repricing will occur at all.

ASGN ASGN
$47.87

-0.54 (-1.12%)

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DBAB
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INITIATION
Target $44
DBAB
Buy
On Assignment initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
Target $44.
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AVON
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DOWNGRADE
AVON
Market Perform
On Assignment downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Avondale
02/15/17
AVON
02/15/17
UPGRADE
Target $54
AVON
Outperform
On Assignment upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Avondale
Avondale analyst Randle Reece upgraded On Assignment to Outperform with a $54 price target. The analyst expects IT staffing to to lead the US staffing industry in 2017-18 growth, driven by agency staffing demand in large vertical markets such as technology and financial services, and emerging drivers. Reece's contacts say clients are seeking alternatives in managing IT labor costs in anticipation of pressures from a Trump administration on low-cost offshore service providers.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Parker-Hannifin (PH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill, with analyst Andrew Obin saying he sees significant earnings upside in the coming years from cyclical upside from an industrial recovery combined with the operating turnaround story and integration of Clarcor. 2. Nordson (NDSN) upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc, with analyst Jeffrey Hammond saying that despite concerns, he believes Nordson's Advanced Technology story has legs given improving semiconductor capex in 2017, meaningful business wins with Chinese smartphone makers pushing for greater automation, and diversification through on-wafer dispense and inspection systems as well as in Medical and Industrial. 3. Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman, with analyst Salveen Richter saying recent positive data for CVT-301 in Parkinson's removes a worst-case scenario with a potential 2018 market entry to offset Ampyra. 4. On Assignment (ASGN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Avondale, with analyst Randle Reece saying he expects IT staffing to to lead the U.S. staffing industry in 2017-18 growth, driven by agency staffing demand in large vertical markets such as technology and financial services, and emerging drivers. 5. Brady (BRC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Northcoast by analyst Keith Housum, who says he is confident guidance and consensus estimates will move higher given improving operations resulting in lower SG&A, improving revenue expectations and a strengthening balance sheet resulting in lower interest expense. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here

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New York Times

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Siga Technologies

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