NEW YORK, November 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Stock-Callers.com takes another look at the Business Services industry, which, as per Zacks, is looking healthy this quarter due to the growing momentum in the economy and job market. As per an article on the NASDAQ, Zacks expects earnings for the sector to grow 16.7%, while sales are touted to rise 8.7% over the last year. This morning, four equities have been lined up for review: Cintas Corp. (NASDAQ: CTAS), Verisk Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSK), HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: HMSY), and The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN). Sign up today and download for free the research reports for the stocks covered today at:
Cincinnati, Ohio-based Cintas Corp.'s stock finished Tuesday's session at $109.14, rising 0.09%. A total volume of 442,491 shares was traded. Over the last month and since the start of this year, the Company's shares have advanced 2.12% and 21.42%, respectively. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 0.04% and 11.68%, respectively. Moreover, shares of Cintas, which provides corporate identity uniforms and related business services primarily in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 60.92.
On November 11th, 2016, Cintas announced that it will deploy a Workhorse E-GEN™ hybrid electric step van in its fleet operations for a six-month field test in Cincinnati, Ohio. This six-month field test will enable Cintas to deploy the vehicle in a real-world environment on delivery and service routes, with the potential to add more trucks being deployed in additional routes in Cintas' national fleet system. CTAS complete research report is just a click away at:
Shares in Jersey City, New Jersey headquartered Verisk Analytics Inc. ended yesterday's session 0.17% lower at $82.69. A total volume of 2.16 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 770,890 shares. The stock has gained 4.05% in the past month, 1.14% in the previous three months, and 7.56% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 1.63% above their 50-day moving average and 4.42% above their 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Verisk Analytics, which provides data analytics solutions for customers in insurance, natural resources, healthcare, financial services, government, and risk management sectors in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 58.06.
On November 14th, 2016, Verisk Analytics, announced the acquisition of The GeoInformation Group, a leader in the field of geographic data solutions based in Cambridge, UK. The GeoInformation Group offers large-scale mapping services and geospatial data and analytic solutions to a wide array of companies and more than 300 public sector organizations. The complimentary report on VRSK can be downloaded at:
On Tuesday, Irving, Texas headquartered HMS Holdings Corp.'s stock jumped 3.82%, to close the day at $17.12. A total volume of 1.04 million shares was traded, which was higher than their three months average volume of 551,540 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 38.74% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 3.26% below its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of HMS Holdings, which through its subsidiaries, operates in the healthcare insurance benefit cost containment market in the US, have an RSI of 30.67.
On November 9th, 2016, HMS Holdings reported that net income for Q3 2016 was $13.5 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, compared to net income of $8.6 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, in Q2 2016. Total revenue was $124.6 million in Q3 2016, which was approximately 5.2% higher than Q3 2015. Sign up for your complimentary report on HMSY at:
The Priceline Group
Shares in Norwalk, Connecticut headquartered The Priceline Group Inc. ended the day 0.56% higher at $1,497.45. A total volume of 668,992 shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 462,850 shares. The stock has gained 4.16% in the last one month, 4.92% in the previous three months, and 17.45% since the start of this year. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 2.06% and 11.44%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Priceline Group, which provides online travel and restaurant reservation and related services, have an RSI of 52.54.
On November 10th, 2016, research firm Stifel upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Hold' to 'Buy'. The research firm also revised upwards its previous target price from $1650 to $1900.
On November 14th, 2016, Booking.com, a part of Priceline group, announced the launch of its new Content API for accommodation channel managers, content providers, and property management companies. These new specifications provide free access for providers to instantly send all necessary information to build and maintain multiple listings on Booking.com, including property photos and information about their facilities and policies, via a direct connection, dramatically reducing the time to upload content from weeks to hours. Download the research report for free on PCLN at:
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