Mercadolibre Inc. (MELI): Today's Featured Diversified Services Laggard

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Mercadolibre ( MELI) pushed the Diversified Services industry lower today making it today's featured Diversified Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Mercadolibre fell $3.08 (-2.5%) to $119.98 on average volume. Throughout the day, 541,534 shares of Mercadolibre exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 483,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $118.62-$124.12 after having opened the day at $123.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $123.06. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that declined today were: Daegis ( DAEG), down 10.3%, Corporate Resource Services ( CRRS), down 7.4%, Hudson Global ( HSON), down 4.9% and PowerSecure International ( POWR), down 4.8%.

MercadoLibre, Inc. hosts online commerce platforms in Latin America. Its services are designed to provide users with mechanisms for buying, selling, paying, collecting, generating leads, and comparing listings through e-commerce transactions. Mercadolibre has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 56.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Mercadolibre a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mercadolibre as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, China Yida ( CNYD), up 22.1%, Infoblox ( BLOX), up 15.5%, DLH Holdings ( DLHC), up 12.8% and Korn/Ferry International ( KFY), up 11.1% , were all gainers within the diversified services industry with Moody's Corporation ( MCO) being today's featured diversified services industry leader.

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