Shutterfly Inc. (SFLY): Today's Featured Diversified Services Laggard

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Shutterfly ( SFLY) pushed the Diversified Services industry lower today making it today's featured Diversified Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Shutterfly fell $1.20 (-2.1%) to $56.04 on light volume. Throughout the day, 275,261 shares of Shutterfly exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 563,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $55.95-$58.09 after having opened the day at $57.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.24. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that declined today were: Cambium Learning Group ( ABCD), down 11.1%, China Yida ( CNYD), down 9.2%, EnviroStar ( EVI), down 7.6% and Infoblox ( BLOX), down 5.9%.

Shutterfly, Inc. provides digital personalized photo products and services in the United States. It offers a range of personalized photo-based products and services for consumers to upload, edit, enhance, organize, find, share, create, print, and preserve their memories. Shutterfly has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 91.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Shutterfly a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Shutterfly as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good.

On the positive front, Innotrac Corporation ( INOC), up 21.7%, General Employment ( JOB), up 17.7%, Lime Energy ( LIME), up 10.5% and WidePoint Corporation ( WYY), up 7.9% , were all gainers within the diversified services industry with Tyco International ( TYC) being today's featured diversified services industry leader.

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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