Publicly Traded Business Service Companies

U.S. Exchanges

Business Service Stocks: U.S. Exchanges

Here is a little info on each of the sub-industries within this category to help you find trade setups or potential investments in areas that interest you. A list of publicly traded business service companies can be found by scrolling down or you can access a list of the companies in each group by the industry links on this page

Advertising and Marketing: These companies provide a wide range of advertising and marketing services including traditional media advertising, digital marketing, creative services, media buying and database marketing. Some of the larger companies in this category include:

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS)

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) (IPG)

Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC)

Consulting: These companies provide a wide range of consulting services to corporations, governments and non-profits. Examples of some of the larger companies in this category include:

Accenture Plc. (ACN)

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (BAH)

Genpact Limited (G)

Data, Research and Analytics: Companies in this section provide data, analytical, business intelligence and/or research services. Some of the larger companies in this category include:

Equifax, Inc. (EFX)

Nielsen N.V. (NLSN)

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK)

Debt and Asset Recovery: Companies that provide debt buying, debt recovery and/or recovery audit services to a wide range of industries.

Education and Training Services: Services range from general leadership to sales and overall effectiveness training to specific accreditation and certification programs in specific fields of expertise. Companies in this category include Pearson, Plc. (PSO).

Equipment Rental and Leasing: These companies rent and lease equipment including construction and industrial equipment, electronic test and measurement equipment, freight containers, modular buildings and power and HVAC equipment.

Facility Maintenance: The companies on this list provide facility maintenance services or supply products through manufacturing or distribution that help business and property owners maintain the appearance or functionality of a property. Examples of companies in this category include:

ABM Industries Inc. (ABM)

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW)

Language Translation: Offer language translation services to companies that allow these companies to translate products in the areas of multimedia, website and software translation and documentation.

Loyalty Programs: These companies offer services that help companies operating customer loyalty programs (hotel points, credit card rewards, frequent flyer miles, etc.). Examples of these companies include Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS).

Office Furniture and Supplies: These companies manufacture, supply, distribute and/or retail office furniture and systems and a broad range of office supplies. Examples of companies in this category include:

Essendant Inc. (ESND)

Office Depot, Inc. (ODP)

Staples, Inc. (SPLS)

Online Recruiting: These companies own recruitment/job websites.

Payments and Processing: Examples of these services include electronic payment products, alternative payment systems, mobile payment products and international payment, transaction and multi-currency processing services. There are a number of large and mid-cap companies in this category including:

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS)

Fiserv, Inc. (FISV)

Global Payments Inc. (GPN)

Total System Services, Inc. (TSS)

Vantiv, Inc. (VNTV)

Printing Products and Printing Services: Companies in these categories either provide a wide range of printing services or supply products such as printing products which include copy machines. Examples of companies include: Quad Graphics, Inc. (QUAD) and Xerox Corporation (XRX).

Security and Protection: These companies provide security products and services to the residential, commercial and governmental markets. Examples of the products and services include alarm monitoring systems and services, armored transportation and security hardware.

Staffing: Many of these companies offer staffing services that cover a wide range of job types while other companies focus specifically on providing staffing services in a specific field such as health care or IT. Some of the larger staffing companies also provide additional business and professional services including ManpowerGroup (MAN) and Robert Half International Inc. (RHI).

Uniforms: These companies supply uniforms, work clothing and protective apparel for businesses. Some of the companies also provide a variety of other business and facility services. Examples of companies include:

Cintas Corporation (CTAS)

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Recent IPOs and Comparison Tools

Business Services: IPOs in 2016

Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (COTV) (IPO May 26, 2016: provides payment accuracy solutions to the healthcare and retail industries)

Business Services: IPOs in 2015

Baozun Inc. (BZUN) (IPO in May 2015, China: ecommerce services)

China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (CCRC) (IPO in December 2015: China: call center BPO provider)

CPI Card Group, Inc. (PMTS) (IPO in October 2015: payment card solutions and related services)

First Data, Inc. (FDC) (IPO in October 2015: payment processing)

MaxPoint Interactive, Inc. (MXPT) (IPO in March 2015: business intelligence and marketing automation software service)

Square, Inc. (SQ) (IPO in November 2015: electronic payment products and services)

TransUnion (TRU) (IPO in June 2015: credit bureau)

List of Publicly Traded Business Service Companies

U.S. Exchanges

ABM Industries Inc. (ABM) (Facility maintenance)

Accenture Plc. (ACN) (Ireland, large-sized company: management consulting, technology and outsourcing services)

Aercap Holdings N.V. (AER) (Netherlands)

AeroCentury Corp. (ACY) (Leases aircraft and engines primarily to regional airlines)

Aircastle Limited (AYR) (Jet aircraft leasing company)

Air Lease Corporation (AL) (Leases aircraft to airlines)

AirMedia Group Inc. (AMCN) (China: digital TV screens and frames in airports)

Allegion Plc. (ALLE) (Ireland; mechanical security hardware)

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) (Analytics and creative services, customer loyalty programs, database marketing services, direct marketing services, end-to-end marketing services, private label and co-brand retail credit card programs)

ARC Document Solutions, Inc.  (ARC) (Specialized document services)

Asta Funding, Inc. (ASFI)

Atento S.A. (ATTO) (Provides customer relationship management and business process outsourcing services in Latin America)

Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) (Automotive marketing services company; online and mobile marketing programs, online lead referrals, dealer marketing products and services)

Baozun Inc. (BZUN) (IPO in May 2015, China: Ecommerce services)

Barrett Business Services, Inc. (BBSI) (Professional and staffing services for mid and small-sized businesses)

BG Staffing Inc. (BGSF) (Light industrial, multifamily and IT staffing)

Bitauto Holdings Limited (BITA) (China: provides advertising and digital marketing services for China’s automotive industry)

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (BAH) (Management and technology consulting; engineering services)

Brink’s Company (The) (BCO) (Armored transportation, ATM replenishment and maintenance, long-distance transportation of valuables)

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR)  (Provides investor communications and technologies to wealth management, asset management and capital markets firms)

Cardtronics, Inc. (CATM) (ATM operator)

Cartesian, Inc. (CRTN) (Consulting and management services to the communications, technology and digital media industries)

Cass Information Systems, Inc. (CASS) (Processing of complex payables)

CBIZ, Inc. (CBZ) (Financial Services: accounting, financial advisory, government health care consulting, merger and acquisition advisory, risk advisory, valuation services. Employee services: employee benefits consulting, executive recruitment, HR consulting, insurance, payroll, retirement plan consulting)

CDI Corporation (CDI) (Engineering services, staffing, IT staffing)

CEB Inc. (CEB) (Data analysis, research, advisory services, talent management)

Cenveo Inc. (CVO) (Printing services include business documents, commercial print, custom labels, envelopes and specialty packaging)

CGI Group, Inc. (GIB) (Canada: IT and business process services)

ChannelAdvisor Corporation (ECOM) (SaaS products and services for retailers and manufacturers to optimize sales online)

China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (CCRC) (China: call center business process outsourcing provider)

ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc. (CNET) (China: online advertising, content and brand management services)

Cimpress N.V. (CMPR) (Mass customization and web-to-print systems)

Cintas Corporation (CTAS) (Uniforms, supplies and equipment, fire protection services)

Civeo Corporation (CVEO) (Provides accommodations, logistics and facility management services to the natural resource industry)

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (CCO) (Billboards, digital billboards, airport signs and other outdoor displays)

Cogent, Inc. (COGT) (Outdoor liquid crystal display (LCD) screens and billboards)

Command Security Corporation (MOC) (Provides uniformed security officers and aviation security services)

CompX International Inc. (CIX) (Mechanical and electrical cabinet locks; marine components)

ComScore, Inc. (SCOR) (Digital media analytics data, products and services)

Conduent Incorporated (CNDT) (Business process services)

Convergys Corporation (CVG) (Operates over 150 contact centers)

Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. (CSOD) (Management, training and recruitment software and services)

Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (COTV) (IPO May 26, 2016: provides payment accuracy solutions to the healthcare and retail industries)

Crawford & Company (CRD.A) (Provides claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry)

CRA International, Inc. (CRAI) (Litigation, regulatory and financial consulting; management consulting)

Criteo S.A. (CRTO) (France: digital performance advertising services)

CSRA Inc. (CSRA) (Provides IT services to government customers)

Deluxe Corporation (DLX) (Checks)

Document Security Systems, Inc. (DSS) (Secure technologies: anti-counterfeit and authentication)

Encore Capital Group Inc. (ECPG)

Ennis, Inc. (EBF) (Printing services and apparel)

Equifax, Inc. (EFX) (Financial, consumer and commercial data and analytical services)

Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (EEFT) (Electronic payment and transaction processing)

Evertec, Inc. (EVTC) (Puerto Rico: payment and transaction processing services)

ExlService Holdings, Inc. (EXLS) (Business process services: outsourcing and transformation services)

Exponent, Inc. (EXPO) (Multidisciplinary consulting firm)

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS) (Banking and payment products)

First Data, Inc. (FDC) (IPO in October 2015: Payment processing)

Fiserv, Inc. (FISV) (Financial services technology)

Fly Leasing Limited (FLY) (Ireland: commercial jet aircraft leasing)

Forrester Research, Inc. (FORR) (Research services)

Franklin Covey Company (FC) (Consulting and training Services)

FTI Consulting, Inc. (FCN) (Corporate finance/restructuring, economic consulting, forensic & litigation consulting, strategic communications, technology)

GATX Corporation (GMT) (Railcar leasing)

G&K Services, Inc. (GK) (Work apparel and facility services)

GEE Group Inc. (JOB) (Accounting, engineering, health care and information technology)

General Finance Corporation (GFN) (Portable storage solutions)

Genpact Limited (G) (Business consulting, finance and accounting services, analytics and research, enterprise risk consulting, IT management services, supply chain and procurement services)

Global Payments Inc. (GPN) (Transaction and payment products)

Global Sources Ltd.  (GSOL) (Facilitator of trade with Greater China, online marketplaces, print and digital magazines, private sourcing events, sourcing research reports, trade shows)

GP Strategies Corporation (GPX) (Sales, Technical training and e-Learning Solutions)

Harte-Hanks, Inc. (HHS) (Digital and traditional marketing, creative and content development, analytics and data management)

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (HSII) (Culture shaping, executive search, leadership consulting services)

Hudson Global, Inc. (HSON) (Specialized recruitment, talent management and recruitment process outsourcing)

Huron Consulting Group Inc. (HURN) (Operational and financial consulting services)

ICF International, Inc. (ICFI) (Management, technology and policy consulting; implementation services)

Information Services Group, Inc. (III) (Research, consulting, managed services)

InnerWorkings, Inc. (INWK) (Creative services, branded merchandise, events, print management, retail displays, product packaging)

Insignia Systems, Inc. (ISIG) (In-store promotions)

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) (IPG) (Communications planning, consumer advertising, digital marketing, media buying, public relations, specialty marketing)

Inuvo, Inc. (INUV) (Internet marketing services)

Insperity, Inc. (NSP) (Human resources and business services)

IZEA Inc. (IZEA) (Connects brands and content creators)

JetPay Corporation (JTPY) (Credit card processing, payroll processing and prepaid cards)

Kelly Services, Inc. (KELYA) (Traditional office and specialty services)

Kforce, Inc. (KFRC) (Technology, finance & accounting)

Korn/Ferry International (KFY) (Executive recruitment)

Lakeland Industries, Inc. (LAKE) (Protective clothing and garments)

Lamar Advertising Company (LAMR) (Billboards, digital billboards, transit advertising)

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (LIOX) (Translation, online marketing, global content management, application testing)

Liquidity Services, Inc. (LQDT) (Excess inventory services)

Magal Security Systems Ltd. (MAGS) (Israel: computerized physical and cyber security products and systems)

ManpowerGroup (MAN) (Business services; recruitment, outsourcing)

Marchex, Inc. (MCHX) (Products and services to companies that utilize consumer phone calls for sales)

Marin Software Incorporated (MRIN) (Cross-channel advertising cloud platform for digital marketers)

Mastech Holdings, Inc. (MHH) (IT staffing services)

Mattersight Corporation (MATR)  (Analytics services that analyze customer-employee interactions)

Maximus, Inc. (MMS) (Involved in the administration of government health and human services programs)

MaxPoint Interactive (MXPT) (Digital marketing services: technologies designed to predict likely buyers for a particular product at a certain retail location; cross-channel digital marketing program)

McGrath RentCorp (MGRC) (Relocatable modular buildings, electronic test equipment, liquid and solid containment tanks and boxes)

MDC Partners Inc. (MDCA) (Marketing, activation, communications, consulting, advertising, consumer communication services, media management)

Mitcham Industries, Inc. (MIND) (Seismic equipment)

Mobile Mini, Inc. (MINI) (Portable storage solutions)

Multi-Color Corporation (LABL) (Labels)

National CineMedia, Inc. (NCMI)

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NCI) (Consulting, business process management services, compliance, dispute resolution services, investigative services risk management)

Neff Corporation (NEFF) (Construction, Industrial)

Nelnet, Inc. (NNI) (Asset management, loan servicing, payment processing)

Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (UEPS) (South Africa: smart card-based alternative payment system to traditional banking products)

Net Element, Inc. (NETE) (Mobile payment and transaction products and services)

Newtek Business Services Corp. (NEWT) (Provides business and financial services to small and mid-sized businesses)

Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) (Provides TV, radio, online and mobile media analytical and viewer consumption services and data)

Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (OMEX) (Salvage of deep sea wrecks)

Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) (Traditional media advertising, customer relationship management, public relations, specialty communications)

On Assignment, Inc. (ASGN) (IT, life sciences, and creative markets)

On Track Innovations Ltd. (OTIV) (Israel: cashless payment products and services)

Onvia, Inc. (ONVI)  (Information, research, data, business intelligence and analytics services)

OUTFRONT Media Inc. (OUT) (Billboards, digital displays, transit advertising, mobile billboards)

Paychex, Inc. (PAYX) (Payroll, HR, retirement and insurance services)

Payment Data Systems, Inc. (PYDS) (Payment platforms)

Paypal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) (Digital and mobile payment platform)

Pearson, Plc. (PSO) (United Kingdom: learning materials technologies, assessments, products and services)

Performant Financial Corporation (PFMT)

PFSweb, Inc. (PFSW) (Ecommerce technology, fulfillment services, global logistics and order management)

Planet Payment, Inc. (PLPM) (International payment, transaction and multi-currency processing services)

Points International, Ltd. (PCOM) (Ecommerce and technology services to loyalty program operators)

Pointer Telocation Ltd. (PNTR) (Israel: telematics products, applications and services)

PRGX Global, Inc. (PRGX)

PRA Group, Inc. (PRAA)

QIWI Plc. (QIWI) (Russia: products that allow consumers to convert cash into a digital form of currency)

Quad Graphics, Inc. (QUAD) (Printing services)

QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST)  (Online marketing; lead generation)

RCM Technologies, Inc. (RCMT) (Engineering, IT business services and health care staffing services)

RELX N.V. (RENX) (Information and analytics)

RELX plc (RELX) (Information and analytics)

Resources Connection, Inc. (RECN) (Consulting and business initiative support services)

RMG Networks Holding Corporation (RMGN) (Location-based video networks)

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (RBA) (Equipment Auctioneer)

Robert Half International Inc. (RHI) (Risk consulting and specialty staffing services)

Rocket Fuel Inc. (FUEL) (Digital advertising market: predictive modeling and automated decision-making platform)

R R Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD) (Printing services)

Sajan, Inc. (SAJA)

SenesTech, Inc. (SNES) (IPO December 8, 2016: non-lethal fertility control technologies for the management of pest animal population)

SharpSpring, Inc. (SHSP) (Cloud-based marketing and email software solutions)

SPAR Group, Inc. (SGRP) (Retail merchandising and field marketing services)

SP Plus Corporation (SP) (Parking, shuttle buses, security, facility maintenance, event logistics)

Square, Inc. (SQ) (IPO in November 2015: Electronic payment products and services)

Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. (STAF) (Broad based staffing services)

StarTek, Inc. (SRT) (Business process outsourcing service provider; contact centers)

SuperCom, Ltd. (SPCB) (Israel: Identification and security products to a number of markets)

Superior Uniform Group, Inc. (SGC) (Uniforms for a number of industries including healthcare, food services, security, travel and tourism, transportation)

Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (SYKE) (Customer support outsourcing solutions; services for company’s internal support operations; fulfillment centers)

TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (TTEC) (Consulting, operations, customer analytics, customer care, technical support, contact center analytics)

The Hackett Group, Inc. (HCKT) (Strategy and operational consulting services, working capital solutions, business application consulting services)

The Providence Service Corporation (PRSC) (Government sponsored social service)

The Rubicon Project, Inc. (RUBI) (Automated advertising platform)

Total System Services, Inc. (TSS) (Electronic payment services)

Tremor Video, Inc. (TRMR) (Video advertising products and services)

TriNet Group, Inc. (TNET) (Human resource services for small and mid-sized businesses)

TrueBlue, Inc. (TBI) (Recruiting, staffing and workforce management)

TSR, Inc. (TSRI) (IT staffing services)

Unifirst Corporation (UNF) (Work clothing and uniforms; facility service products)

United Rentals, Inc. (URI) (Construction, Industrial)

USA Technologies, Inc. (USAT) (Products and services for the small-ticket, unattended retail market)

Vantiv, Inc. (VNTV) (Payment processor; EMV, fraud and data security services)

Vectrus, Inc. (VEC) (Infrastructure asset management, IT, network communication services, logistics)

Verifone Systems, Inc. (PAY) (Electronic payment devices and systems)

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) (Data analytics services for the insurance, energy, healthcare, financial services, government and risk management markets)

VisionChina Media, Inc. (VISN) (China: real-time digital mobile TV advertising network)

Volt Information Sciences, Inc. (VISI) (Staffing, business services)

VSE Corporation (VSEC)  (Supply chain management and professional services company)

WageWorks, Inc. (WAGE) (Consumer-directed benefits)

West Corporation (WSTC) (Technology-enabled communication services)

Willis Lease Finance Corporation (WLFC) (Leases commercial aircraft jet engines)

WNS Ltd. (WNS) (Business process management)

WPP Plc. (WPPGY) (Advertising, marketing and communications services)

Xerox Corporation (XRX) (Printing products; business and consulting services)

YuMe, Inc. (YUME)  (Multi-screen advertising)