These Services Sector Stocks Generate Profits for Investors

Wall St. Watchdog generated a special screen for profitable large cap companies in the Services sector.  The criteria for the screen are:

  • The company trades on an American exchange.  (This includes foreign-domiciled companies whose stocks trade in the form of ADRs on American exchanges.)
  • The company does not trade on the pink sheets.
  • The company is not located in China (Hong Kong is OK).
  • The company’s market capitalization is at least $50 billion
  • Earnings per share based on average diluted shares outstanding over the past 10 years is greater than $0.01.

Following are the companies in the Services sector that meet these criteria:

  • Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSK): This company operates in the Services sector. Its market capitalization is $66,690,000,000. It generated $37,937,000,000 in revenues last fiscal year, which represents a change of 6.10% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $25.03, its trailing P/E is 18.94, and its current price-to-book ratio is 1.48. Competitors to Watch: Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC), Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE:CVC), Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX), The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS), Mediacom Communications Corp. (NASDAQ:MCCC), News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA), Liberty Global Inc. (NASDAQ:LBTYA), Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR), and Entravision Communication (NYSE:EVC).
  • America Movil SAB de CV (ADR) (NYSE:AMX): This company operates in the Services sector. Its market capitalization is $103,850,000,000. It generated $52,286,771,355 in revenues last fiscal year, which represents a change of 8.30% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $26.48, its trailing P/E is 13.19, and its current price-to-book ratio is 2.76.
  • China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:CHL): This company operates in the Services sector. Its market capitalization is $185,440,000,000. It generated $75,055,646,393 in revenues last fiscal year, which represents a change of 7.33% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $46.42, its trailing P/E is 10.20, and its current price-to-book ratio is 2.11.
  • CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS): This company operates in the Services sector. Its market capitalization is $50,900,000,000. It generated $96,413,000,000 in revenues last fiscal year, which represents a change of -2.35% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $37.44, its trailing P/E is 15.23, and its current price-to-book ratio is 1.34. Competitors to Watch: Walgreen Company (NYSE:WAG), Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD), PharMerica Corporation (NYSE:PMC), Medco Health Solutions Inc. (NYSE:MHS), drugstore.com, inc. (NASDAQ:DSCM), PetMed Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS), Graymark Healthcare Inc (NASDAQ:GRMH), BioScrip Inc. (NASDAQ:BIOS).
  • NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (ADR) (NYSE:DCM): This company operates in the Services sector. Its market capitalization is $74,560,000,000. It generated $52,356,655,788 in revenues last fiscal year, which represents a change of -1.40% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $17.58, its trailing P/E is 12.09, and its current price-to-book ratio is 1.29. About the company:
  • The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS): This company operates in the Services sector. Its market capitalization is $74,550,000,000. It generated $38,063,000,000 in revenues last fiscal year, which represents a change of 5.29% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $39.22, its trailing P/E is 17.31, and its current price-to-book ratio is 1.92. Competitors to Watch: CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS), News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA), Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX), Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), Journal Communications, Inc. (NYSE:JRN), Cumulus Media Inc. (NASDAQ:CMLS), Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NYSE:SNI), Entravision Communication (NYSE:EVC), and Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM)
  • The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD): This company operates in the Services sector. Its market capitalization is $58,320,000,000. It generated $67,997,000,000 in revenues last fiscal year, which represents a change of 2.75% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $36.36, its trailing P/E is 17.41, and its current price-to-book ratio is 3.18. Competitors to Watch: Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW), Builders FirstSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDR), Lumber Liquidators Hldgs., Inc. (NYSE:LL), Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO), Hornbach-Baumarkt-AG (NYSE:HBM), PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM), Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL), D.R. Horton (NYSE:DHI), KB Home (NYSE:KBH), Lennar Corp (NYSE:LEN), Beazer Homes (NYSE:BZH), Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW), Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD), Target (NYSE:TGT) and Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT).
  • McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD): This company operates in the Services sector. Its market capitalization is $88,760,000,000. It generated $24,074,600,000 in revenues last fiscal year, which represents a change of 5.85% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $85.35, its trailing P/E is 18.05, and its current price-to-book ratio is 6.13. Competitors to Watch: Wendy’s Arby’s Group Inc. (NYSE:WEN), Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), Sonic Corporation (NASDAQ:SONC), Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI), Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM), Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG), and Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK).
  • Nippon Telegraph + Telephone Corp. (ADR) (NYSE:NTT): This company operates in the Services sector. Its market capitalization is $63,590,000,000. It generated $127,722,687,677 in revenues last fiscal year, which represents a change of 1.21% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $23.58, its trailing P/E is 9.88, and its current price-to-book ratio is 0.69.
  • Telefonica S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:TEF): This company operates in the Services sector. Its market capitalization is $98,850,000,000. It generated $86,601,285,012 in revenues last fiscal year, which represents a change of 7.06% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $22.49, its trailing P/E is 7.03, and its current price-to-book ratio is 2.91.
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT): This company operates in the Services sector. Its market capitalization is $187,240,000,000. It generated $421,849,000,000 in revenues last fiscal year, which represents a change of 3.37% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $53.87, its trailing P/E is 11.75, and its current price-to-book ratio is 2.88. Competitors to Watch: Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ:COST), Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG), BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. (NYSE:BJ), Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE:FDO), Gordmans Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:GMAN), Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY), Best Buy (NYSE:BBY), Bed, Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY), Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Fred’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRED).

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

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