Business Services Stocks Under Scanner -- First Data, IHS Markit, Vantiv, and ServiceMaster Global

Sep 16, 2016, 07:40 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, September 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Business Services is a highly fragmented industry that covers a broad range of services such as marketing, consulting, staffing, security, telecommunications, Internet services, logistics, and waste handling. Companies in this space provide ancillary services to other players in the market. This morning, shifts its attention to the following equities: First Data Corp. (NYSE: FDC), IHS Markit Ltd (NASDAQ: INFO), Vantiv Inc. (NYSE: VNTV), and ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SERV). You can access of our complimentary research reports on these stocks now at:

First Data  

At the close on Thursday, shares in Atlanta, Georgia headquartered First Data Corp. saw a slight drop of 0.07%, ending the day at $13.91. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.55 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 4.67% in the last one month and 18.08% in the previous three months. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 8.22% and 7.18%, respectively. Moreover, shares of First Data, which provides electronic commerce solutions for merchants, financial institutions, and card issuers worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 57.54.

On August 18th, 2016, First Data announced that Ivo Distelbrink will join the company to lead its business in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Reporting to Chairman and CEO Frank Bisignano, Distelbrink will be based in Singapore and will also serve on First Data's Management Committee. Distelbrink joins First Data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), where he most recently held the role of Managing Director and Regional Head of Global Transaction Services for APAC. Prior to joining BAML in 2010, Distelbrink spent 16 years with Citigroup holding various roles.

On September 9th, 2016, research firm Wedbush initiated a 'Neutral' rating on the Company's stock, issuing a target price of $15 per share. Visit us today and download your complete report on FDC for free at:

IHS Markit  

Shares in London, UK headquartered IHS Markit Ltd ended the day 0.38% higher at $36.51. A total volume of 2.89 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 1.79 million shares. In the last month and the previous three months, the stock has gained 3.55% and 12.65%, respectively. Moreover, the Company's shares have advanced 21.01% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 2.49% and 12.87%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of IHS Markit, which provides critical information, analytics, and solutions to customers in business, finance, and government worldwide, have an RSI of 46.88.

On August 26th, 2016, research firm Macquarie initiated a 'Neutral' rating on the Company's stock, issuing a target price of $39 per share.

On September 12th, 2016, IHS Markit announced that it has partnered with PiP (Proveedor Integral de Precios), a leading multinational corporation providing valuations for local and international markets, to offer expanded bond pricing coverage for Latin America. The partnership with PiP broadens Markit's Fixed Income Pricing coverage of Latin American bonds to more than 90,000 corporate and sovereign bonds across Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and Panama. The complimentary research report on INFO can be accessed at:


On Thursday, shares in Cincinnati, Ohio headquartered Vantiv Inc. finished 1.29% higher at $54.22 with a total trading volume of 948,589 shares. The stock has advanced 2.67% in the last one month, 2.26% over the previous three months, and 14.34% on an YTD basis. Shares of the Company, which through its subsidiary, Vantiv Holding, LLC, provides electronic payment processing services to merchants and financial institutions in the US, are trading above their 200-day moving average by 3.45%. Additionally, Vantiv's shares have an RSI of 48.80.

On September 9th, 2016, research firm Wedbush initiated a 'Neutral' rating on the Company's stock, issuing a target price of $60 per share. Register for free on and download the PDF research report on VNTV at:

ServiceMaster Global Holdings  

Memphis, Tennessee headquartered ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.'s shares recorded a trading volume of 642,794 shares at the end of yesterday's session and closed the day at $36.15, gaining 0.33%. The stock is trading below its 200-day moving average by 5.30%. Shares of the Company, which provides residential and commercial services in the US, have an RSI at 32.52.

On August 18th, 2016, Terminix, a business unit of ServiceMaster Global, announced the acquisition of the assets of Pearl City-based Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions. Founded in 1997, Sandwich Isle is one of the largest privately-held pest control companies on the Hawaiian Islands. Rob Gillette, CEO of ServiceMaster (SERV), said, "The acquisition of Sandwich Isle is an important strategic step in expanding our business on the Hawaiian Islands, an important region for termite, mosquito and general pest activity." Terminix will continue to operate the company under its current name. Get free access to your research report on SERV at:


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