AerCap Holdings N.V. (AER): Today's Featured Diversified Services Winner

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AerCap Holdings N.V ( AER) pushed the Diversified Services industry higher today making it today's featured diversified services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, AerCap Holdings N.V rose $1.81 (4.6%) to $41.41 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 3,802,921 shares of AerCap Holdings N.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,508,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $39.62-$41.54 after having opened the day at $40.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.60. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that increased today were: Strayer Education ( STRA), up 37.9%, Shutterstock ( SSTK), up 18.9%, LoJack Corporation ( LOJN), up 16.2% and Industrial Services of America ( IDSA), up 10.6%.

AerCap Holdings N.V. engages in leasing, financing, selling, and managing commercial aircraft and engines in the United States, Russia, and Germany. AerCap Holdings N.V has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 1.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate AerCap Holdings N.V a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AerCap Holdings N.V as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, Financial Engines ( FNGN), down 11.0%, Performant Financial ( PFMT), down 7.9%, Mitcham Industries ( MIND), down 7.5% and SmartPros ( SPRO), down 6.8% , were all laggards within the diversified services industry with SBA Communications ( SBAC) 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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