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The Business Services industry accounts for a major portion of a country's gross domestic product with the gradual shift in the global economy from agriculture to industry and even business services. Therefore, the sector plays a major role in a country's overall development. Pre-market, Stock-Callers.com has initiated coverage on: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (NYSE: RRD), ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SERV), and The Advisory Board Co. (NASDAQ: ABCO). These stocks research reports can be downloaded now by simply registering for free at:
On Thursday, shares in Chicago, Illinois-based R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. recorded a trading volume of 2.70 million shares, which was above their three months average volume of 1.03 million shares. The stock ended the session 2.61% higher at $17.72. The Company's shares have gained 4.14% in the last one month, 2.12% in the previous three months, and 9.44% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 3.68% above its 50-day moving average and 4.37% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of R.R. Donnelley & Sons, which enables organizations to communicate by creating, managing, producing, distributing, and processing content on behalf of its customers, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 53.53.
On February 28th, 2017, R.R. Donnelley reported that net sales in Q4 2016 were $1.88 billion, up $67.0 million, or 3.7% from Q4 2015. This increase was primarily due to $80.4 million in net sales previously recognized by reporting units that are now part of LSC and Donnelley Financial and $14.0 million from the previously announced acquisition of Precision Dialogue, partially offset by a negative $16.1 million impact from changes in foreign exchange rates, a $6.3 million reduction related to dispositions completed earlier in the year and a consolidated net organic sales decline of 0.4%. The Company's gross profit in Q4 2016 as $363.7 million, or 19.4% of net sales, versus $373.6 million, or 20.6% of net sales, in Q4 2015. R.R. Donnelley's net loss from continuing operations of $488.1 million in Q4 2016 increased from a loss of $16.1 million reported in Q4 2015. Your complete research report on RRD can be retrieved for free at:
Memphis, Tennessee headquartered ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.'s stock closed the day 0.03% higher at $39.72 with a total trading volume of 437,096 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 7.41% in the past month, 2.58% over the previous three months, and 5.44% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 4.68% and 5.99% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, which provides residential and commercial services in the US, have an RSI of 64.94.
On February 27th, 2017, ServiceMaster Global announced the selection of Flintco LLC as general contractor for the renovation and construction of ServiceMaster's new global headquarters in downtown Memphis. ServiceMaster will occupy the former Peabody Place mall adjacent to the historic Peabody Hotel and join the revitalization of the city's downtown. Approximately 1,200 employees and contractors are expected to move in at the end of 2017. A free report on SERV is just a click away at:
Washington, District of Columbia headquartered The Advisory Board Co.'s stock finished the session 1.20% lower at $45.30 with a total trading volume of 692,554 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 23.60% over the previous three months and 36.24% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 9.72% and 16.04%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Advisory Board, which provides best practices research and insight, performance technology software, consulting and management, and data-and tech-enabled services in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 54.27.
On February 17th, 2017, research firm JP Morgan downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Overweight' to 'Neutral'.
On February 28th, 2017, Advisory Board announced that revenue for Q4 2016 was $203.9 million compared to $205.0 million for Q4 2015. The Company's net income was $37.2 million, or $0.92 per diluted share, for Q4 2016, compared to a net loss of $105.3 million, or a loss of $2.52 per diluted share, for Q4 2015. Advisory Board's contract value increased 2.5% to $781.4 million as of December 31st, 2016, compared to $762.6 million as of December 31st, 2015. The Company's adjusted EBITDA in Q4 2016 increased 19.8% to $52.2 million compared to $43.6 million for Q4 2015. Sign up for your complimentary research report on ABCO at:
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