How These Business Services Stocks are Faring? -- Genpact, TransUnion, Alliance Data Systems, and HMS Holdings

Aug 22, 2016, 07:40 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, August 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

The Business Services industry is highly fragmented, covering a wide range of services that include marketing, consulting, staffing, security, telecommunications, Internet services, logistics, and waste handling. assesses the following companies and see where they stand in the market today: Genpact Ltd (NYSE: G), TransUnion (NYSE: TRU), Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE: ADS), and HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: HMSY). Register now and get full and free access to our downloadable research reports on these stocks at:


Hamilton, Bermuda-based Genpact Ltd's shares finished Friday's session 0.30% lower at $23.61 and with a total volume of 456,489 shares traded. The stock is trading below its 200-day moving average by 9.37%. Shares of the Company, which provides business process outsourcing and information technology management services worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 25.79.

On August 4th, 2016, Genpect reported that total revenue was $630.5 million for Q2 2016, up 3% on y-o-y basis. The company's income from operations was $79.9 million in the reported quarter, down 11% on y-o-y basis, with an income from operations margin of 12.7%. Diluted earnings per share were $0.31, up 8% on y-o-y basis y-o-y, and adjusted diluted earnings per share were $0.36, up 10% as compared to the year ago period.

On August 10th, 2016, research firm Morgan Stanley downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Equal-Weight' to 'Underweight'. Access our complete research report on G for free at:


Shares in Chicago, Illinois headquartered TransUnion ended the session 0.25% higher at $32.39 with a total volume of 401,447 shares traded. The stock has advanced 2.08% in the previous three months and 17.48% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 12.87% above their 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of TransUnion, which provides risk and information solutions, have an RSI of 41.54.

On July 27th, 2016, research firm Stifel reiterated its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $36.50 a share to $39 a share.

On August 17th, 2016, TransUnion announced that it has appointed Henry Chao, solutions architect and strategic advisor with Tier1 Consulting Group, LLC, to its Government Advisory Board. The recently launched Advisory Board provides TransUnion with valuable perspective and key insights into the unique needs of the public sector. The complimentary research report on TRU can be downloaded at:

Alliance Data Systems  

Plano, Texas headquartered Alliance Data Systems Corp.'s stock fell 1.07%, closing the day at $200.14. A total volume of 3.18 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 799,910 shares. The Company's shares are trading 5.55% below their 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Alliance Data Systems, which provides marketing and loyalty solutions in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 30.51.

On July 28th, 2016, Alliance Data Systems announced that its Columbus, Ohio-based card services business, a premier provider of branded private label, co-brand and commercial credit programs, has signed a new long-term agreement to provide private label and co-branded credit card services for Ulta Beauty. Ulta Beauty, based in Bolingbrook, Ill., is the largest beauty retailer in the United States, operating 886 stores in 48 states and the District of Columbia.

On August 17th, 2016, research firm Credit Suisse downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Neutral' to 'Underperform'. Register for free on and get access to the latest PDF format report on ADS at:

HMS Holdings  

On Friday, Irving, Texas headquartered HMS Holdings Corp.'s shares closed the session 0.32% higher at $22.08. A total volume of 697,758 shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 626,090 shares. The stock has gained 17.20% in the last month, 38.69% over the previous three months, and 78.93% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 14.31% and 48.85%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of HMS Holdings, which through its subsidiaries, operates in the healthcare insurance benefit cost containment market in the US, have an RSI of 60.67.

On August 5th, 2016, HMS Holdings reported that net income for the quarter ended June 30th, 2016 was $8.6 million or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to net income of $ $5.4 million or $0.06 per diluted share in the prior year's Q2. Adjusted EPS in the quarter was $0.18 per diluted share compared to adjusted EPS of $0.13 per diluted share in the prior year's Q2. The company's total revenue in the quarter was $123.6 million compared to $116.9 million in the prior year's Q2.

On August 18th, 2016, research firm Jefferies downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Buy' to 'Hold'. Download your free research report on HMSY at:


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