Visa Inc. (V): Today's Featured Diversified Services Winner

The diversified services industry closed the day up 3%. Essex Rental ( ESSX), K12 Inc ( LRN), Hudson Highland Group Inc ( HHGP), and Corinthian Colleges Inc ( COCO) were all winners today within the diversified services industry with Visa Inc ( V) being today's featured diversified services winner. Visa Inc rose $3 (3.5%) to $89.25 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3.1 million shares of Visa Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares.

Visa Inc. operates 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 Inc has a market cap of $44.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.2, above the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 15.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 23.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. 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, China CGame Inc ( CCGM), Phoenix New Media Ltd ADR ( FENG), Innotrac Corporation ( INOC), and Teamstaff Inc ( TSTF) were all losers within the diversified services industry with Strayer Education Inc ( STRA) being today's diversified services industry Loser Spotlight stock.

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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