Services Sector New Highs: HD Supply Holdings (NASDAQ:HDS), Grupo Televisa (NYSE:TV), Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA), Luxottica Group (NYSE:LUX)



Cumberland-based HD Supply Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) one of the nation’s largest industrial distributors, reported its 2013 full-year and fourth quarter results. The net sales increase was primarily due to growth initiatives at each of the company’s businesses and, to a lesser extent, increases in market volume and recent acquisitions, partially offset by unfavorable weather conditions, particularly the severe winter weather experienced during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 and the unusually cooler weather in the summer months, impacting HVAC-related sales. HD Supply Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:HDS) stock performance was 3.85% in last session and finished the day at $26.68. Traded volume was 1.67million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 1.08million shares.

Broadcaster Grupo Televisa SAB (ADR) (NYSE:TV) was declared as dominant in television, and faces specific regulation such as sharing its infrastructure with rival broadcasters and providing its channels free of charge to pay-television systems. Grupo Televisa SAB (ADR) (NYSE:TV) rose 0.67 percent to $32.83 Friday on volume of 2.18million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $32.48 to $33.15. Grupo Televisa SAB (ADR) (NYSE:TV) has a market capitalization of $18.41billion.

Ritchie Bros Auctioneers (USA) (NYSE:RBA), the largest seller of used industrial equipment, and is well known for its machinery auctions, recently celebrated the one year anniversary of Ritchie Bros. EquipmentOne, a secure online marketplace launched by the company in early 2013. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (USA) (NYSE:RBA)’s stock on Mar 28, 2014 reported a increase of 2.08% to the closing price of $24.05. Its fifty two weeks range is $18.08 -$24.12. The total market capitalization recorded $2.57billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 289,436.00million shares. In its share capital, RBA has 107.33million outstanding shares.

Luxottica Group SpA (ADR) (NYSE:LUX) traded higher on Wednesday mirroring the positive sentiment post its partnership with Google Inc. (GOOG). Reportedly, the owner of popular sunglass brands has been roped in by the search engine giant to work on its new Google Glass eyewear. The two companies will join their team together dedicated to design, develop, tool and create Glass products. Luxottica’s two brands, namely, Ray-Ban and Oakley will be part of this collaboration. On Friday, shares of Luxottica Group SpA (ADR) (NYSE:LUX) advanced 1.68% to close the day at $58.00. Company return on investment (ROI) is 10.40% and its monthly performance is recorded as 6.25%. Luxottica Group SpA (ADR) (NYSE:LUX) quarterly revenue growth is 12.97%.

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