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) pushed the Diversified Services industry higher today making it today's featured diversified services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Visa rose $2.89 (1.6%) to $181.03 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,390,123 shares of Visa exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,063,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $178.34-$181.99 after having opened the day at $178.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $178.14. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that increased today were:

National Research Corporation



), up 20.5%,

China HGS Real Estate



), up 13.7%,

Bright Horizons Family Solutions



), up 7.9% and

ChinaEdu Corporation



), up 7.8%.

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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 $93.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 49.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate Visa a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates


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, 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 negative front,

DLH Holdings



), down 10.0%,

Rainmaker Systems



), down 8.0%,

Magal Security Systems



), down 4.7% and

WidePoint Corporation



), down 4.0%.

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