Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Sotheby's Holdings, Convergys, American Reprographics, Administaff and MPS Group.CHICAGO -- Zacks.com releases its latest Industry Outlook. This report identifies the best stocks in the top-ranked industries. Featured in the latest report is the business services industry with a focus on the following stocks: Sotheby's Holdings, Inc. (NYSE NYSE
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E[acute accent]Sotheby's Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:BID) reported a solid fourth quarter performance, including income from continuing operations continuing operations
Parts of a business that are expected to be maintained as an ongoing segment of an overall business operation. Income and losses from continuing operations are reported separately if any segments have been discontinued during the of 90 cents, which beat the consensus by close to 22%. Auction and related revenues reached $200.6 million, marking a 14% advance from the prior year. It was also the highest fourth quarter total ever. E[acute accent]Convergys Corporation (NYSE:CVG) posted fourth quarter earnings of 21 cents per share Cents per share
The amount of a mutual fund's dividend or capital gains distributions that a shareholder will receive for each share owned. , excluding items, which eclipsed the consensus by approximately 50%. Revenues reached $669.6 million, which was slightly below the year-ago performance. However, excluding the impact of lower revenues from Cingular, revenues increased 7% thanks to growth in both the Customer Management Group and Information Management Group. Convergys has confidence that it can deliver continued revenue and earnings growth across the company. E[acute accent]American Reprographics Company (NYSE:ARP) experienced solid revenue and earnings growth for the fourth quarter and full year. For the quarter, revenue advanced 15.9% to $124.7 million, compared to $107.6 million a year earlier. Earnings per share, excluding items, reached 19 cents, which edged past the consensus by more than 5% while improving year-over-year from seven cents. E[acute accent]Administaff, Inc. (NYSE:ASF) posted fourth quarter earnings per share of 39 cents on revenues of $305.6 million. Earnings surged year-over-year from 14 cents and trounced the consensus by more than 44%. Revenues increased 22.8% thanks to a 16.2% increase in the average number of worksite employees paid per month. Furthermore, revenues per worksite employee per month advanced 5.8%. E[acute accent]MPS Group, Inc. (NYSE:MPS) posted fourth quarter earnings per share of 19 cents in early February on revenue of $425 million. The earnings result advanced from 11 cents in the prior year and eclipsed the consensus by almost 19%. Revenue increased from $421 million. For full year 2005, net income increased by 68% and revenues jumped 18%.
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