The diversified services industry closed the day down 0.1%. VSE Corporation ( VSEC), HMS Holdings Corporation ( HMSY), CRA International Inc ( CRAI), and Cadiz Inc ( CDZI) were all decliners today within the diversified services industry with Moody's Corporation ( MCO) being today's featured diversified services loser. Moody's Corporation fell 86 cents (-2.3%) to $35.89 on average volume. Throughout the day, three million shares of Moody's Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares.

Moody's Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides credit ratings, research, and analysis covering fixed-income securities, other debt instruments, and the entities that issue such instruments in the global capital markets. Moody's Corporation has a market cap of $7.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.7, above the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 12.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 38.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Moody's as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, robust revenue growth and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall.

On the positive front, China Yida ( CNYD), China Education Alliance Inc ( CEU), VCA Antech Inc ( WOOF), and ExamWorks Group Inc ( EXAM) were all gainers within the diversified services industry with MasterCard Incorporated ( MA) 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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