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YY Inc (YY): Today's Featured Diversified Services Winner

Stock quotes in this article: YY

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YY ( YY) pushed the Diversified Services industry higher today making it today's featured diversified services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.9%. By the end of trading, YY rose $8.29 (14.6%) to $65.28 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 3,181,337 shares of YY exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,713,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $59.27-$65.50 after having opened the day at $59.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.99. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that increased today were: China Distance Education Holdings ( DL), up 18.0%, TAL Education Group ( XRS), up 14.8%, WidePoint Corporation ( WYY), up 13.6% and Zillow ( Z), up 8.3%.

YY Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates an online social platform in the People's Republic of China. It provides YY Client, a personal computer based user software that offers real-time access to user-created online social activities groups. YY has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 206.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate YY a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates YY as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, notable return on equity and robust revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.

On the negative front, Rent-A-Center ( RCII), down 22.2%, RMG Networks ( RMGN), down 6.2%, General Employment ( JOB), down 4.9% and LoJack Corporation ( LOJN), down 4.7%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the diversified services industry could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services ( IYC) while those bearish on the diversified services industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers ( SCC).

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