Fleetcor Technologies Inc. (FLT): Today's Featured Diversified Services Laggard

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Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT) pushed the Diversified Services industry lower today making it today's featured Diversified Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Fleetcor Technologies fell $1.81 (-1.4%) to $124.07 on light volume. Throughout the day, 572,104 shares of Fleetcor Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,053,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $123.53-$127.31 after having opened the day at $126.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $125.88. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that declined today were: Ambassadors Group ( EPAX), down 6.3%, LivePerson ( LPSN), down 6.3%, Cinedigm ( CIDM), down 5.2% and InterCloud Systems ( ICLD), down 5.1%.

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. provides fuel cards and workforce payment products and services to businesses, commercial fleets, oil companies, petroleum marketers, and government entities in North America, Latin America, and Europe. Fleetcor Technologies has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 8.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Fleetcor Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fleetcor Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value.

On the positive front, MGT Capital Investments ( MGT), up 17.9%, Taomee Holdings ( TAOM), up 10.5%, Swisher Hygiene ( SWSH), up 7.9% and CTPartners Executive Search ( CTP), up 5.8% , were all gainers within the diversified services industry with United Rentals ( URI) 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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