Services Sector Stocks Rising 5% Over the Past Month

Following is information on 10 stocks that have passed our momentum screen today.  Criteria for this screen are:

  • The company trades on a US exchange.
  • The company’s market capitalization is at least $1 billion.
  • The company’s stock has increased at least 5% month-to-date
  • The company operates in the Services sector

The screen returned thirty-four companies.  Information on the 10 best-performing stocks in this sector appears below:

  • Higher One Holdings, Inc (NYSE:ONE): This company operates in the Services sector. Its market capitalization is $1,037,157,000. Its revenue for the most recent fiscal year was $144,969,000, its revenue change year over year was 86.80%, and its trailing P/E (including extraordinary items) is 38.45. The stock last traded at $18.37, and its price has increased 19.83% month to date. About the company: Higher One Holdings Inc. provides technology and payment services to the higher education industry as well as student-oriented banking services on campus communities. The Company focuses on providing disbursement and payment solutions.
  • Genesco Inc. (NYSE:GCO): This company operates in the Services sector. Its market capitalization is $1,273,654,000. Its revenue for the most recent fiscal year was $1,789,839,000, its revenue change year over year was 13.69%, and its trailing P/E (including extraordinary items) is 21.33. The stock last traded at $53.72, and its price has increased 19.40% month to date. About the company:  Genesco Inc. retails branded footwear, licensed and branded headwear, and wholesales branded footwear. The Company operates stores throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada.
  • Companhia Brasileira de Distrib. (ADR) (NYSE:CBD): This company operates in the Services sector. Its market capitalization is $12,088,171,366. Its revenue for the most recent fiscal year was $20,276,486,533, its revenue change year over year was 38.03%, and its trailing P/E (including extraordinary items) is 27.10. The stock last traded at $47.79, and its price has increased 18.20% month to date. About the company:  Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao Grupo Pao de Acucar operates in the foods, and non-food retail businesses. The Group’s structure comprises of supermarkets, hypermarkets, electronics/household appliance stores, convenience stores, cash&carry (wholesale/retail), e-commerce operations and a wide distribution network.
  • Accretive Health, Inc. (NYSE:AH): This company operates in the Services sector. Its market capitalization is $2,744,900,000. Its revenue for the most recent fiscal year was $606,294,000, its revenue change year over year was 18.84%, and its trailing P/E (including extraordinary items) is 220.11. The stock last traded at $28.54, and its price has increased 17.26% month to date. About the company:  Accretive Health, Inc. offers health care revenue cycle consulting services. The Company helps its customers avoid bad debt write-offs, uncompensated care, payor denials and corresponding administrative write-offs, and lost revenue for missed charges.
  • Ulta Salon, Cosmetics + Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA): This company operates in the Services sector. Its market capitalization is $3,928,258,000. Its revenue for the most recent fiscal year was $1,454,838,000, its revenue change year over year was 18.98%, and its trailing P/E (including extraordinary items) is 49.18. The stock last traded at $64.19, and its price has increased 14.67% month to date. About the company:  Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. sells cosmetics, fragrances, skin and hair care products, appliances, and accessories. The Company also offers hair salon services, manicures, pedicures, massages, and other beauty & spa treatments. Competitors to Watch: Sally Beauty Hldgs., Inc. (NYSE:SBH), Perfumania Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PERF), Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:AVP), Alberto-Culver Company (NYSE:ACV), Revlon, Inc. (NYSE:REV), Elizabeth Arden, Inc. (NASDAQ:RDEN), Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAR), Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS), The Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG), Parlux Fragrances, Inc. (NASDAQ:PARL), Physicians Formula Hldgs., Inc. (NASDAQ:FACE), Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL) and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ).
  • Monro Muffler Brake, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNRO): This company operates in the Services sector. Its market capitalization is $1,120,078,000. Its revenue for the most recent fiscal year was $636,678,000, its revenue change year over year was 12.76%, and its trailing P/E (including extraordinary items) is 25.58. The stock last traded at $36.74, and its price has increased 13.57% month to date. About the company:  Monro Muffler Brake, Inc. operates a chain of stores providing automotive undercar repair services in the United States. The Company’s stores provide a full range of services for brake systems, steering and suspension systems, exhaust systems, as well as vehicle maintenance services. Monro operates stores and dealer locations primarily in the Eastern region of the United States.
  • ITT Educational Services, Inc. (NYSE:ESI): This company operates in the Services sector. Its market capitalization is $2,185,788,000. Its revenue for the most recent fiscal year was $1,596,529,000, its revenue change year over year was 21.02%, and its trailing P/E (including extraordinary items) is 6.68. The stock last traded at $77.87, and its price has increased 13.22% month to date. About the company:  ITT Educational Services, Inc. provides technology-oriented postsecondary degree programs in the United States. The Company’s institutes offer associate, bachelor, and master degree programs, as well as non-degree diploma programs.
  • Education Management Corp (NASDAQ:EDMC): This company operates in the Services sector. Its market capitalization is $3,198,575,000. Its revenue for the most recent fiscal year was $2,508,521,000, its revenue change year over year was 24.71%, and its trailing P/E (including extraordinary items) is 13.94. The stock last traded at $24.11, and its price has increased 11.98% month to date. About the company:  Education Management Corporation provides proprietary post-secondary education in the United States. The Company offers, through its operating units, associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs and non-degree programs in the areas of design, media arts, culinary arts, fashion, and professional development.
  • Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE): This company operates in the Services sector. Its market capitalization is $1,055,806,000. Its revenue for the most recent fiscal year was $1,676,906,000, its revenue change year over year was -2.89%, and its trailing P/E (including extraordinary items) is 19.57. The stock last traded at $34.84, and its price has increased 11.13% month to date. About the company:  Bob Evans Farms, Inc. owns and operates full-service, family restaurants. The Company also produces and distributes pork sausages and a variety of complementary homestyle convenience food items.
  • CarMax, Inc (NYSE:KMX): This company operates in the Services sector. Its market capitalization is $7,407,922,000. Its revenue for the most recent fiscal year was $8,975,554,000, its revenue change year over year was 20.15%, and its trailing P/E (including extraordinary items) is 18.49. The stock last traded at $32.80, and its price has increased 10.59% month to date. About the company:  CarMax, Inc. sells at retail new and used cars and light trucks. The Company purchases, reconditions, and sells new and used vehicles in its superstores and franchises throughout the United States. Competitors to Watch: Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT), America’s Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRMT), KAR Auction Services Inc (NYSE:KAR), AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN), Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG), Group one Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI), Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), General Motors (NYSE:GM), Toyota Motor (NYSE:TM) and Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH).

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from screener.co.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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