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Shares of G & K Services-A Rank the Lowest in Terms of Projected Earnings Growth in the Diversified Support Services Industry (GK, VVI, UNF, MATW, KAR)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Diversified Support Services industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

G & K Services-A ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 0.1%. Following is Viad Corp with a projected earnings growth of 4.3%. Unifirst Corp/Ma ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 4.5%.

Matthews Intl-A follows with a projected earnings growth of 9.7%, and Kar Auction Serv rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 19.0%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of G & K Services-A on February 12th, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $63.99. Since that recommendation, shares of G & K Services-A have risen 52.3%. We continue to monitor G & K Services-A for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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Ticker(s): VVI UNF MATW KAR