News Corp, Omnicom Group and 3 Stocks in the Services Sector Investors are Tossing Away: NWSA, OMC, EFX, ROL, CNK

Through most of the trading day on Thursday, October 6, 2011, these stocks are bringing down the Services (NYSE:IYC) sector. Long time Wall St. Cheat Sheet readers know to watch stock prices because Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong’ is one of the ‘T’s in our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) is among the price losers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $15.88, which is 9 cents (-0.6%) below the previous close of $15.98. News Corp. is a global media company with operations in film, television, cable programming, satellite television, magazines, and book publishing.

Stock Price Performance: From August 8, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had risen $2 (14.8%) from $13.54 to $15.54. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 22, 2011 and April 4, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 7.8% (+$1.29). It saw one of its worst periods between January 4, 2011 and January 13, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 5.8% (-86 cents).

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) stocks are trading at $38.50. This is 23 cents (-0.6%) below the previous close of $38.73, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the sector today. Omnicom Group provides professional, advertising, marketing, and corporate communications services.

Stock Price Performance: From July 12, 2011, to October 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.57 (-18.1%) from $47.30 to $38.73. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 23, 2011 and April 1, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 3.7% (+$1.75). It saw one of its worst periods between January 6, 2011 and January 14, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 5.4% (-$2.53).

Shares of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) are trading at $31.64, down 10 cents (-0.4%) from the previous close of $31.76. Equifax provides information solutions, employment and income verification, and human resources business process outsourcing services.

Stock Price Performance: From July 12, 2011, to October 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.29 (-6.7%) from $34.05 to $31.76. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 22, 2011 and April 4, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 8.5% (+$3.08). It saw one of its worst periods between April 4, 2011 and April 13, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 6.4% (-$2.52).

Rollins Inc. (NYSE:ROL) is one of the sector losers in price. Its shares are trading at $19.07, down 9 cents (-0.4%) from the previous close of $19.16. Rollins provides pest and termite control services to residential and commercial customers in North America with international franchises in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Middle East and Asia.

Stock Price Performance: From July 12, 2011, to October 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.78 (-8.5%) from $20.94 to $19.16. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 23, 2011 and July 7, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 8.7% (+$1.71). It saw one of its worst periods between September 15, 2011 and September 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 8.9% (-$1.80).

Cinemark Holdings, Inc (NYSE:CNK) is among the price losers in the sector as its stock price is $18.71, down 14 cents (-0.8%) from the previous close of $18.87. Cinemark Holdings is a holding company, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the motion picture exhibition industry with theatres in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia.

Stock Price Performance: From September 7, 2011, to October 5, 2011, the stock price had dropped $2.08 (-9.9%) from $20.95 to $18.87. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 29, 2011 and April 6, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 9.2% (+$1.71). It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 5.6% (-$1.12).

 

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