Consumer Services Sector Stocks

Consumer services sector defines the creation, reformulate, technical consulting, testing of the products like the vitamins, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals. The consumer service sector primarily consists of travel (truck transportation), retail and the Media. The cyclical goods and services sectors form the 700 billion-dollars market in the US. These services and goods come from various sources such as Retail (Speciality, discount & departmental stores), Auto&Truck, and Media. Retail industry: US retail industry stock market researchers, investors and expertise can get a collection of retail industry wide research equipment and resources. This retail industry includes real time stock quotes, retail income report calenders, retail sales statement roundups, complete research on the retail industry which include news, industry awards, social accountability activities, internal policies, leadership, current jobs and employment. This industry can be divided into

  • Food and Drug Retailers,
  • General Retailers
  • Broadline Retailers
  • Home Improvement Retailers
  • Speciality Retailers Media

The Media and the entertainment industry confine a wide range of companies that serve to provide products and services that keeps a consumer occupied. There are segments within the industry which provides different types of entertainment to the consumer. Media is divided into:

Broadcasting and entertainment: Producers, broadcasters of media, this does not include movie theatre, which come under amusement services. companies involved in this include CBS, Cablevision Systems, Comcast, Verizon Communications etc..

Media agencies: Companies which provide public relations, advertising and marketing services. It also includes billboard providers and telemarketers.

Publishing: Information is published through printed or electronic media. Companies that include in publishing are Gannett, Getty images, Playboy Enterprises, Newyork Times Company. The reputation of internet however, has not been a quickfix to companies. Entertainment industries are now challenging with the huge advertising platform that is the internet. According to The Street the top rated media stock gainer is the Disney (Walt) co. Travel & Leisure industry forms a huge sector in US economy. Below are the industries/sectors that fall under the same:

  • Airlines
  • Gambling
  • Hotels
  • Recreational Services
  • Tourism

Over the past decade the travel & leisure industry has seen a consistent growth in revenue with companies gaining atleast $5million in revenues in a year. A steady growth rate is predicted to be at 3.3% every year until 2017 and reach over $22 billion dollars thus by contributing to the US economy. The major contributors to the US economy in stocks are 500.com Ltd., Travel Centers of America, American Express Travel, Expedia, Priceine, etc...

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ADT Corporation ADT
Allegion plc ALLE
Amazon.com‚ Inc. AMZN 552.10 574.81 570.00 NMS
American Tower Corporation AMT
Apartment Investment and Management Company AIV
ARC Document Solutions‚ Inc. ARC
AutoZone‚ Inc. AZO
AvalonBay Communities‚ Inc. AVB
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. BBBY
Best Buy Co.‚ Inc. BBY
Boston Properties‚ Inc. BXP
Build-A-Bear Workshop‚ Inc. BBW
Cablevision Systems Corporation CVC
Carnival Corporation CCL
CatchMark Timber Trust‚ Inc. CTT
CBS Corporation CBS
Chipotle Mexican Grill‚ Inc. CMG
Comcast Corporation CMCSA
Costco Wholesale Corporation COST
Crown Castle International Corporation CCI 87.18 87.75 87.64 NYQ
Darden Restaurants‚ Inc. DRI 63.46 63.30 63.14 NYQ
DeVry Education Group Inc. DV 16.92 17.04 17.05 NYQ
DIRECTV DTV
Discovery Communications‚ Inc. DISCA
Dollar General Corporation DG 82.00 81.44 81.65 NYQ
Dollar Tree‚ Inc. DLTR
Dover Motorsports‚ Inc. DVD 2.34 2.37 2.37 NYQ
Entravision Communications Corporation EVC 7.31 7.46 7.36 NYQ
Equity Residential EQR
Eros International PLC EROS
Expedia‚ Inc. EXPE
Family Dollar Stores‚ Inc. FDO
Fastenal Company FAST
Gamestop Corporation GME
Gannett Co.‚ Inc. GCI
Gap‚ Inc. GPS
General Growth Properties‚ Inc. GGP
Graham Holdings Company GHC
Gray Television‚ Inc. GTN
H&R Block‚ Inc. HRB
Kimco Realty Corporation KIM
Kohl's Corporation KSS
Kroger Company KR
L Brands‚ Inc. LB
Lowe's Companies‚ Inc. LOW
Macerich Company MAC
Macy's Inc M
Marriott International MAR 59.07 61.42 60.40 NMS
McDonald's Corporation MCD
Netflix‚ Inc. NFLX 91.49 94.09 95.54 NMS
News Corporation NWSA 12.12 12.70 12.55 NMS
Nordstrom‚ Inc. JWN
O'Reilly Automotive‚ Inc. ORLY 259.49 265.25 263.60 NMS
Paychex‚ Inc. PAYX 48.35 48.35 47.79 NMS
PetSmart‚ Inc PETM 83 83 N/A NMS
Plum Creek Timber Company‚ Inc. PCL
ProLogis‚ Inc. PLD
Public Storage PSA
Ross Stores‚ Inc. ROST 56.52 56.76 56.29 NMS
Ryder System‚ Inc. R 51.52 54.70 53.89 NYQ
Safeway Inc. SWY N/A N/A N/A NYQ
Scripps Networks Interactive‚ Inc SNI 60.12 62.10 61.70 NYQ
Staples‚ Inc. SPLS 8.55 8.82 8.72 NMS
Starbucks Corporation SBUX 60.695 61.400 60.750 NMS
Twenty-First Century Fox‚ Inc. FOXA 26.00 26.97 26.60 NMS
Urban Outfitters‚ Inc. URBN 23.70 23.01 22.84 NMS
Ventas‚ Inc. VTR 54.76 55.48 55.32 NYQ
Viacom Inc. VIAB 43.75 46.05 45.31 NMS
Vornado Realty Trust VNO 85.24 87.84 87.50 NYQ
W.W. Grainger‚ Inc. GWW 192.93 197.70 195.19 NYQ
Wal-Mart Stores‚ Inc. WMT 66.86 67.50 67.30 NYQ
Walt Disney Company DIS 93.12 95.15 94.05 NYQ
Weyerhaeuser Company WY 25.33 26.09 25.92 NYQ
Whole Foods Market‚ Inc. WFM 28.93 29.96 29.50 NMS
Wyndham Worldwide Corp WYN 62.63 65.05 64.05 NYQ
Wynn Resorts‚ Limited WYNN 62.00 67.10 65.54 NMS
Yum! Brands‚ Inc. YUM 72.32 73.10 72.57 NYQ