Publicly Traded Consumer Service Stocks

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Consumer Services Stocks

The term consumer services is a broad term that can encompass a great number of publicly traded companies. For, example iShares is one of the largest ETF providers in the world and has an ETF (based on the Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Services Index) named the iShares U.S. Consumer Service ETF (IYC). This ETF is comprised of U.S. companies in the food, retail, drug and media industries. If you found this page looking for these types of stocks we have separate sections focusing on the publicly traded companies in these areas which can be accessed through the links below:

List of Publicly Traded Food and Beverage Companies

List of Publicly Traded Media Companies

List of Publicly Traded Retail Companies

List of Publicly Traded Drug Stores

Our classification for consumer services falls more in line with the view of services being intangible goods provided to consumers. For example, if someone gives you a fish they are giving you a tangible good. If that same person teaches you to fish, they are providing a service. Because this simple view is quite broad, you will find many companies both in this category and in other categories as well including educational and financial service companies.

Here are some highlights and on some of the sub-industries within this category to help you find trade setups or potential investments in areas that interest you. A full list of publicly traded consumer services stocks can be found by scrolling down or you can access a list of the companies in each group through the industry links on this page.

Death Care: The companies in this section operate funeral homes and cemeteries. Some of the companies in this section also manufacture related items including caskets. Examples of companies in this category include Carriage Services, Inc. (CSV) and StoneMor Partners L.P. (STON).

Educational Service Providers: These companies provide a wide range of educational products and services with most of the companies focusing on grades K-12. Examples of companies in this category include:

Chegg, Inc (CHGG)

New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc. (EDU)

TAL Education Group (XRS)

Home Healthcare Services: Most of the companies in this section are small-cap companies that provide home healthcare services including personal care services.

Money Transfer: These companies provide services that allow individuals to transfer money online or via mobile devices. The largest company in this category is Western Union (WU).

Payday Loans and Pawn Shops: These companies operate pawn shops and/or payday loan centers and provide loan products that are secured by merchandise. Examples of companies in this category include:

First Cash Financial Services, Inc. (FCFS)

Pest Control: Rollins, Inc. (ROL) is the largest company in this category and offers pest control products and services throughout the world.

Post-Secondary Education: The companies in this section own and operate post-secondary universities and/or technical institutes. Examples include:

Apollo Education Group, Inc. (APOL)

Capella Education Company (CPLA)

DeVry Education Group Inc. (DV)

Strayer Education, Inc. (STRA)

Student Loans: These companies provide a wide range of student loan services which include private student loans and loan servicing. It is also common for these companies to provide asset recovery services as well. Examples of companies in this category include:

Navient Corporation (NAVI)

Nelnet, Inc. (NNI)

SLM Corporation (SLM)

Talent Management: The companies in this section either provide talent management services to individuals (modeling, entertainment, etc.) or provide talent management search services to businesses. This section includes Wilhelmina International (WHLM) which provides talent and modeling services around the world.

Tax Preparation: Death started this section and the other certainty in life brings up the rear. Examples of companies in this section include well-known providers of tax preparation services:

H&R Block, Inc. (HRB)

Liberty Tax, Inc. (TAX)

Related Links:

List of Publicly Traded Companies

Industry Links: Consumer Service Stocks

Select the industry link to access a full list of companies in the selected category along with industry profiles, charts, comparative widgets and links to individual companies.

Death Care Services

Education Service Providers – K-12

Home Health Care Services

Money Transfer Services

Payday Loans and Pawn Shops

Pest Control

Post-Secondary Education

Student Loans

Talent Management

Tax Preparation



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American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) (American Public University System (APUS) and Hondros College, Nursing Programs)

Apollo Education Group, Inc. (APOL) (University of Phoenix)

Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (ASCMA) (Security alarm monitoring services)

ATA Inc. (ATAI) (China: commercial licensure and certification tests)

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (BPI) (Ashford University and University of the Rockies)

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (BFAM) (Child day care)

Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (ABCD) (Classroom support services, online teach materials, online simulations, literary services)

Capella Education Company (CPLA) (Capella University – Online)

Career Education Corporation (CECO) (American InterContinental University and Colorado Technical University)

Carriage Services, Inc. (CSV) (Funeral and cemetery services)

Chegg, Inc (CHGG) (Textbook services)

China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL) (China: provides training to professionals who are attempting to obtain professional licenses)

China Online Education Group (COE) (IPO June 10, 2016: China, online and mobile English education platforms)

Collectors Universe, Inc. (CLCT)  (Grading and authentication services for collectibles: autographs, coins, memorabilia and sports cards)

DeVry Education Group Inc. (DV) (DeVry University)

Educational Development Corporation (EDUC) (Children’s books)

EnviroStar, Inc. (EVI) (Industrial boilers, commercial laundry and dry cleaning equipment; dry cleaning and laundering services at its over 400 store locations)

EZCORP, Inc. (EZPW) (Pawn Shops)

First Cash Financial Services, Inc. (FCFS) (Pawn Shops)

Graham Holdings Company (GHC) (Diversified company: Educational services through Kaplan in addition to a number of other investing areas)

Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE) (A Christian University)

H&R Block, Inc. (HRB)  (Tax preparation)

Hailiang Education Group, Inc. (HLG) (IPO in July 2015: China: K-12 educational services)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (HMHC) (Pre-K–12 educational services and book publishing)

Intersections, Inc. (INTX) (Identity theft production products)

Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (ITRN) (Israel: location-based services and products for the location and recovery of stolen property)

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (JW.A) (Academic publishing)

K12 Inc. (LRN) (Online curriculum and learning programs for grades K–12)

Liberty Tax, Inc. (TAX) (Tax preparation)

LifeLock, Inc. (LOCK)  (Identity theft protection services; consumer risk management services for enterprises)

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (LINC) (Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, Florida Medical Training Institute, Lincoln College of New England, Lincoln Technical Institute and Lincoln College of Technology)

Matthews International Corporation (MATW) (Diversified: memorialization, industrial and branding products)

Medifast Inc. (MED) (Meal programs, counseling, reviews and individualized programs, free health coaches)

Moneygram International, Inc. (MGI) (Money transfer and payment services)

National American University Holdings, Inc. (NAUH) (National American University)

Navient Corporation (NAVI) (Loan services and asset recovery)

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

New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc. (EDU) (China: private educational services)

NutriSystem Inc. (NTRI) (Weight loss meal plans and individualized counselling)

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

Regional Management Corp. (RM) (Payday Loans)

Regis Corporation (RGS) (Cost Cutters, First Choice Haircutter, MasterCuts, Regis Salons, SmartStyle and Supercuts)

Rollins, Inc. (ROL) (Pest control)

RR Donnelley & Sons Co (RRD) (Printing services)

Scholastic Corporation (SCHL) (Children’s book publisher and educational services)

Service Corporation International (SCI) (Funeral and cemetery services)

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (SERV) (Diversified residential and commercial services:  brands include Terminix, American Home Shield, Furniture Medic, Merry Maids, ServiceMaster Clean, and ServiceMaster Restore)

SLM Corporation (SLM) (Funding and servicing for student loans)

Sotheby’s (BID) (Auctions: Oldest company on the New York Stock Exchange)

Strayer Education, Inc. (STRA) (Strayer University)

Tarena International, Inc. (TEDU) (China – IT Training)

TAL Education Group (TAL) (China: after-school tutoring services for grades K-12)

Tivity Health, Inc. (TVTY) (Well-being improvement solutions)

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

Trupanion, Inc. (TRUP) (Pet insurance)

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (ULTA) (Full-service salon; cosmetics and skin and hair care products)

Universal Technical Institute Inc. (UTI) (Automotive, Diesel, Collision Repair, Motorcycle and Marine Technicians)

Weight Watchers International Inc. (WTW)  (Food plans, exercise and behavioral modification programs and group support)

Western Union Company (The) (WU) (Money transfer and payment services)

Wilhelmina International, Inc. (WHLM) (Full range of talent management services)

Yirendai Ltd. (YRD) (China: online consumer finance marketplace)