SOLIConnect Quarterly Updates | Business Services

Business Services | Second Quarter 2014

August 2014 – The SCA Business Services Index underperformed the broader markets in Q2 2014, declining by 2.7% compared to an increase of 4.0% for the S&P 500. Despite strong performances by several staffing sector leaders (Manpower, Robert Half), the overall sector was dragged down by concerns of slowing economic growth. In particular, the SCA HR Services sector (down 8.0%), SCA Marketing Services sector (down 22.6%) and SCA Professional Staffing sector (down 5.0%) were particularly impacted by…

Business Services | First Quarter 2014

April 2014 – After outperforming the broader indices in 2013, the SCA Business Services sector suffered a weak Q1 2014, declining by 1.0% compared to an increase of 3.2% for the S&P 500. This market pullback was led by the SCA HR Services sector (down 8.8%), SCA Marketing Services sector (down 2.3%) and SCA IT Consulting sector (down 1.0%). While some of the sector decline can be attributed to…

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