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Avis Budget Group



) pushed the Diversified Services industry higher today making it today's featured diversified services winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Avis Budget Group rose $0.48 (1.3%) to $36.59 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,344,743 shares of Avis Budget Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,815,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $35.95-$36.77 after having opened the day at $36.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.11. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that increased today were:

China Distance Education Holdings



), up 13.5%,

Giant Interactive Group



), up 12.6%,

Xueda Education Group



), up 10.3% and

Cambium Learning Group



), up 9.7%.

Avis Budget Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides car and truck rentals, and ancillary services to businesses and consumers worldwide. Avis Budget Group has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 889.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 79.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Avis Budget Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Avis Budget Group as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front,

InterCloud Systems


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), down 27.8%,

Hackett Group



), down 6.6%,




), down 6.4% and




), down 5.9% , were all laggards within the diversified services industry with

Western Union Company



) being today's diversified services industry laggard.

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