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

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Mercadolibre ( MELI) pushed the Diversified Services industry higher today making it today's featured diversified services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Mercadolibre rose $4.51 (5.0%) to $93.98 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1,388,925 shares of Mercadolibre exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 754,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $89.13-$96.90 after having opened the day at $90.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.47. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that increased today were: ExamWorks Group ( EXAM), up 17.2%, Learning Tree International ( LTRE), up 8.8%, DLH Holdings ( DLHC), up 8.6% and YY ( YY), up 5.7%.

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 $4.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 17.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Mercadolibre a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 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, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front, Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), down 13.5%, ITT Educational Services ( ESI), down 9.0%, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), down 7.2% and WidePoint Corporation ( WYY), down 4.6% , were all laggards within the diversified services industry with ADT Corporation ( ADT) 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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