Services Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about today’s action in the Services (NYSE:IYC) sector:

Gainers (% price change)

  • R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (NASDAQ:RRD): The shares closed at $21.33, up $6.87, or 47.51%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $4.38 billion. About the company: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company provides commercial printing and information services. The Company provides solutions that include commercial printing, direct mail, financial printing, print fulfillment, labels, forms, logistics, call centers, transactional print-and-mail, print management, online services, digital photography, color services, and content and database management.
  • Saga Communications, Inc. (AMEX:SGA): The shares closed at $29.36, up $6.83, or 30.32%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $123.45 million. About the company: Saga Communications, Inc. acquires, develops, and operates broadcast properties. The Company owns and operates FM and AM radio stations, state radio networks, a farm radio network, and television stations in the United States.
  • Hudson Highland Group (NASDAQ:HHGP): The shares closed at $3.92, up $0.84, or 27.27%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $128.88 million. About the company: Hudson Highland Group, Inc. provides global recruitment and human capital consulting solutions. The Company operates across the permanent, contracting, and consulting markets, specializing in mid-level selection. Hudson Highland is also an executive search firm that specializes in recruiting at the CEO, COO, CIO, CFO, and Board of Director level.
  • Focus Media Holding Ltd (NASDAQ:FMCN): The shares closed at $20.56, up $4.23, or 25.9%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.79 billion. About the company: Focus Media Holding Limited operates an out-of-home advertising network in China. The Company uses audiovisual television displays which are placed primarily in high-traffic areas of commercial office buildings such as in lobbies and near elevators, as well as in large retail chain stores and other venues.
  • The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT): The shares closed at $5.19, up $1.01, or 24.16%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $102.19 million. About the company: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. sells moderately priced, brand name fashions and accessories for men, women, and children. The Company also sells cosmetics, jewelry, china, housewares, and other items through its chain department stores. Bon-Ton operates in secondary markets in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, West Virginia, and New Jersey.

Losers (% price change)

  • PharMerica Corporation (NYSE:PMC): The shares closed at $11.91, down $2.14, or 15.23%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $349.99 million. About the company: PharMerica Corporation is a pharmaceutical services firm. The Company provides services to patients in hospitals and long term care settings.
  • Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE:OCR): The shares closed at $21.62, down $2.96, or 12.04%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.50 billion. About the company: Omnicare, Inc. provides geriatric pharmaceutical services. The Company distributes pharmaceuticals, and provides related pharmacy consulting and other ancillary services, data management services and medical supplies to skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, retirement centers, independent living communities, hospitals, hospice, and other healthcare providers.
  • Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR): The shares closed at $2.15, down $0.27, or 11.16%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.97 billion. About the company: Clearwire Corporation provides wireless broadband services. The Company operates a wireless network in the United States as well as other countries.
  • Nortel Inversora S.A (NYSE:NTL): The shares closed at $19.68, down $1.65, or 7.74%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.00 billion. About the company: Nortel Inversora S.A. is a holding company which holds a controlling interest in Telecom Argentina STET-France Telecom S.A., the provider of telecom services in the northern half of Argentina. Telecom Argentina is operated by Nortel’s controlling shareholders, Italy’s STET, and France Telecom.
  • Alon Hldgs. Blue Square (NYSE:BSI): The shares closed at $5.00, down $0.39, or 7.24%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $329.77 million. About the company: Alon Holdings Blue Square Ltd. owns and operates supermarkets and specialty stores in Israel. The Company sells consumer products including food and beverages, apparel, housewares, electronics, and cosmetics.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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