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Visa

(

V

TST Recommends

) pushed the Diversified Services industry lower today making it today's featured Diversified Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Visa fell $2.64 (-1.4%) to $188.58 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,923,138 shares of Visa exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,093,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $188.54-$191.47 after having opened the day at $190.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $191.22. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that declined today were:

China HGS Real Estate

(

HGSH

), down 11.4%,

Corinthian Colleges

(

COCO

), down 6.3%,

Daegis

(

DAEG

), down 5.8% and

World Energy Solutions

(

XWES

), down 4.8%.

Visa Inc., a payments technology company, engages in the operation of retail electronic payments network worldwide. It facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses, and government entities. Visa has a market cap of $98.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 26.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 21 analysts that rate Visa a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Visa

as a

buy

. 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front,

Capella Education Company

(

CPLA

), up 9.0%,

Giant Interactive Group

(

GA

), up 6.3%,

Furiex Pharmaceuticals

(

FURX

), up 6.2% and

TAL Education Group

(

XRS

), up 5.8% , were all gainers within the diversified services industry with

Corrections Corporation of America

(

CXW

) 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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