The diversified services industry closed the day up 1.4%. Teamstaff Inc ( TSTF), Zanett Inc ( ZANE), ChinaCast Education Corporation ( CAST), and Corinthian Colleges Inc ( COCO) were all winners today within the diversified services industry with Accenture ( ACN) being today's featured diversified services winner. Accenture rose 57 cents (1.1%) to $54.83 on average volume. Throughout the day, five million shares of Accenture exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.6 million shares. Accenture plc operates as a management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company. Accenture has a market cap of $33.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.2, equal to the average diversified services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. TheStreet Ratings rates Accenture 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, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.
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