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

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YY ( YY) pushed the Diversified Services industry higher today making it today's featured diversified services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, YY rose $4.63 (7.2%) to $69.15 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 3,777,599 shares of YY exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,237,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $65.00-$71.87 after having opened the day at $65.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.52. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that increased today were: SmartPros ( SPRO), up 10.4%, General Employment ( JOB), up 9.5%, LoJack Corporation ( LOJN), up 9.1% and Lincoln Educational Services ( LINC), up 8.3%.

YY Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates an online social platform in the People's Republic of China. YY has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 28.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 stock itself is trading at a premium valuation.

On the negative front, InterCloud Systems ( ICLD), down 21.3%, Corporate Resource Services ( CRRS), down 13.5%, Synnex Corporation ( SNX), down 5.3% and UniTek Global Services ( UNTK), down 5.0% , were all laggards within the diversified services industry with Zillow ( Z) 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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