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Zillow Inc (Z): Today's Featured Diversified Services Laggard

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Zillow ( Z) pushed the Diversified Services industry lower today making it today's featured Diversified Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Zillow fell $1.05 (-1.2%) to $88.02 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,743,029 shares of Zillow exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,517,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $86.25-$91.42 after having opened the day at $89.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.07. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that declined today were: InterCloud Systems ( ICLD), down 21.3%, Corporate Resource Services ( CRRS), down 13.5%, Synnex Corporation ( SNX), down 5.3% and UniTek Global Services ( UNTK), down 5.0%.

Zillow, Inc. operates real estate and home-related information marketplaces on mobile and the Web in the United States. The company owns and operates Zillow.com. Zillow has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 9.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Zillow a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Zillow as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been an overall disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, SmartPros ( SPRO), up 10.4%, General Employment ( JOB), up 9.5%, LoJack Corporation ( LOJN), up 9.1% and Lincoln Educational Services ( LINC), up 8.3% , were all gainers within the diversified services industry with YY ( YY) being today's featured diversified services industry leader.

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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