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McGraw Hill Financial Inc (MHFI): Today's Featured Diversified Services Winner

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McGraw Hill Financial ( MHFI) pushed the Diversified Services industry higher today making it today's featured diversified services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.2%. By the end of trading, McGraw Hill Financial rose $1.56 (2.1%) to $76.60 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,339,065 shares of McGraw Hill Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,847,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $75.16-$76.61 after having opened the day at $75.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.04. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that increased today were: Corporate Resource Services ( CRRS), up 12.9%, Trinet Group ( TNET), up 7.7%, Zillow ( Z), up 7.7% and Mercadolibre ( MELI), up 7.4%.

McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., a financial intelligence company, provides credit ratings, benchmarks, and analytics to capital and commodity markets worldwide. McGraw Hill Financial has a market cap of $20.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 4.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate McGraw Hill Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates McGraw Hill Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, General Employment ( JOB), down 7.0%, RCM Technologies ( RCMT), down 4.0%, Lime Energy ( LIME), down 3.4% and Lincoln Educational Services ( LINC), down 3.3% , were all laggards within the diversified services industry with Apollo Education Group ( APOL) being today's diversified services industry laggard.

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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