YY Inc (YY): Today's Featured Diversified Services Laggard

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YY ( YY) pushed the Diversified Services industry lower today making it today's featured Diversified Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.5%. By the end of trading, YY fell $2.80 (-3.8%) to $71.01 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,076,899 shares of YY exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,240,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $70.07-$75.48 after having opened the day at $73.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.81. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that declined today were: Magal Security Systems ( MAGS), down 15.7%, Document Security Systems ( DSS), down 13.6%, InterCloud Systems ( ICLD), down 10.6% and New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), down 6.5%.

YY Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates an online social platform in the People's Republic of China. YY has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 46.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate YY a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates YY as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good.

On the positive front, General Employment ( JOB), up 14.3%, NV5 Holdings ( NVEE), up 8.8%, Corporate Resource Services ( CRRS), up 6.5% and Ambassadors Group ( EPAX), up 4.7% , were all gainers within the diversified services industry with ADT Corporation ( ADT) being today's featured diversified services industry leader.

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