On Assignment (ASGN - Get Report) is a diversified professional staffing firm providing flexible and permanent staffing solutions in specialty skills, including laboratory/scientific, healthcare/nursing/physician, medical financial, information technology and engineering. The stock is trading up 3.5% at $17.69 in recent trading.
Today's Volume: 400,000Average Volume: 255,054 Volume % Change: 206% From a technical perspective, ASGN is moving sharply higher today on strong volume. This stock recently gapped up from under $14 to a recent high of $18.25 on huge volume. This move today in ASGN is now pushing the stock within range of triggering a near-term breakout. That breakout will hit once ASGN takes out $18.25. Look for a sustained high-volume move and close above that registers volume near or above 255,054 shares. If we get that action soon, then look for ASGN to tag $20 quickly. On Assignment was featured in " Top 4 Staffing Stocks for an Improving Economy."