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Robert Half International



) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.1%. By the end of trading, Robert Half International rose $1.23 (3.1%) to $41.24 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,418,676 shares of Robert Half International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 869,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $40.24-$41.48 after having opened the day at $40.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.01. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were:

InfoSonics Corporation



), up 41.8%,




), up 24.5%,

Mecox Lane



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), up 12.7% and

Empire Resorts



), up 11.1%.

Robert Half International Inc. provides staffing and risk consulting services in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Robert Half International has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the diversified services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Robert Half International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Robert Half International

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front,




), down 16.2%,




), down 12.3%,




), down 12.0% and

China Yida



), down 10.4% , were all laggards within the services sector with International



) being today's services sector laggard.

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) while those bearish on the services sector could consider

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