McGraw Hill Financial Inc (MHFI): Today's Featured Diversified Services Winner

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McGraw Hill Financial ( MHFI) pushed the Diversified Services industry higher today making it today's featured diversified services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, McGraw Hill Financial rose $1.13 (1.4%) to $81.54 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,694,347 shares of McGraw Hill Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,388,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $80.08-$81.91 after having opened the day at $80.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.41. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that increased today were: Luna Innovations ( LUNA), up 22.9%, Kforce ( KFRC), up 14.1%, DLH Holdings ( DLHC), up 11.8% and China Yida ( CNYD), up 11.0%.

McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., a financial intelligence company, provides credit ratings, benchmarks, and analytics to capital and commodity markets worldwide. McGraw Hill Financial has a market cap of $21.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 2.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate McGraw Hill Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates McGraw Hill Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front, Euronet Worldwide ( EEFT), down 13.5%, Furiex Pharmaceuticals ( FURX), down 7.8%, General Employment ( JOB), down 6.1% and National Research Corporation ( NRCIB), down 5.5% , were all laggards within the diversified services industry with Mercadolibre ( MELI) being today's diversified services industry laggard.

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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