The diversified services industry closed the day down 0.1%. Harris Interactive Inc ( HPOL), USA Technologies Inc ( USAT), Education Management Corporation ( EDMC), and CIBT Education Group Inc ( MBA) were all decliners today within the diversified services industry with Western Union Company ( WU) being today's featured diversified services loser. Western Union Company fell 19 cents (-1.1%) to $16.46 on light volume. Throughout the day, four million shares of Western Union Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.5 million shares.

The Western Union Company provides money transfer and payment services worldwide. The company's Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers consumer-to-consumer money transfer services through a network of third-party agents using multi-currency and real-time money transfer processing systems. Western Union Company has a market cap of $10.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.2, below the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 11.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 11.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates The Western Union 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 generally poor debt management and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, Luna Innovations Inc ( LUNA), Pointer Telocation ( PNTR), SoundBite Communications Inc ( SDBT), and China HGS Real Estate Inc ( HGSH) 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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