The diversified services industry closed the day up 3%. China CGame Inc ( CCGM), Phoenix New Media Ltd ADR ( FENG), Innotrac Corporation ( INOC), and Teamstaff Inc ( TSTF) were all decliners today within the diversified services industry with Strayer Education Inc ( STRA) being today's featured diversified services loser. Strayer Education Inc fell $1.45 (-1.7%) to $84.19 on light volume. Throughout the day, 195,710 shares of Strayer Education Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 266,800 shares.

Strayer Education, Inc., through its subsidiary, Strayer University, provides post-secondary education services for working adults. It offers various academic programs in traditional classrooms and through the Internet. Strayer Education Inc has a market cap of $952.9 million and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.2, above the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 8.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 45% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Strayer as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally poor debt management and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Essex Rental ( ESSX), K12 Inc ( LRN), Hudson Highland Group Inc ( HHGP), and Corinthian Colleges Inc ( COCO) were all gainers within the diversified services industry with Visa Inc ( V) being today's featured diversified services industry winner.

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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