URS Corporation (URS): Today's Featured Diversified Services Winner

URS Corporation ( URS) pushed the Diversified Services industry higher today making it today's featured diversified services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, URS Corporation rose $1.11 (2.9%) to $39.77 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1.3 million shares of URS Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 710,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $39-$42 after having opened the day at $39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.66. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that increased today were: AeroCentury Corporation ( ACY), up 21.3%, Carbonite ( CARB), up 18%, Genetic Technologies ( GENE), up 8.1%, and Infoblox ( BLOX), up 7.5%.

URS Corporation provides engineering, construction, and technical services to public agencies and private sector clients worldwide. URS Corporation has a market cap of $3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 10.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are nine analysts that rate URS Corporation a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and five rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates URS Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Consolidated Graphics ( CGX), down 15.3%, Mercadolibre ( MELI), down 12.4%, China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), down 9.9%, and UTEK ( INV), down 9%, were all losers within the diversified services industry with MasterCard Incorporated ( MA) being today's diversified services industry loser.

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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