New Oriental Education & Technology Group I (EDU): Today's Featured Diversified Services Winner

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New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU) pushed the Diversified Services industry higher today making it today's featured diversified services winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I rose $0.96 (3.4%) to $28.91 on light volume. Throughout the day, 842,763 shares of New Oriental Education & Technology Group I exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,516,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $27.93-$28.98 after having opened the day at $28.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.95. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that increased today were: General Employment ( JOB), up 7.9%, Hudson Global ( HSON), up 6.8%, UniTek Global Services ( UNTK), up 6.4% and National Research Corporation ( NRCIA), up 6.0%.

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. provides private educational services primarily in the People's Republic of China (PRC). New Oriental Education & Technology Group I has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 11.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate New Oriental Education & Technology Group I a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates New Oriental Education & Technology Group I 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, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front, Corporate Resource Services ( CRRS), down 5.7%, WageWorks ( WAGE), down 5.6%, China Yida ( CNYD), down 4.9% and Envestnet ( ENV), down 4.5% , were all laggards within the diversified services industry with Visa ( V) 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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