Services Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about today’s action in the Services (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 $27.99, up $5.46, or 24.23%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $117.69 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.
  • Newcastle Investment Corp (NYSE:NCT): The shares closed at $5.87, up $0.92, or 18.59%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $465.49 million. About the company: Newcastle Investment Corporation is a real estate investment trust that invests in real estate securities and other real estate-related assets. The Company seeks to finance these investments primarily using match-funded financing structures.
  • The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS): The shares closed at $10.24, up $1.53, or 17.57%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $304.86 million. About the company: The Marcus Corporation operates in the lodging and entertainment industries. The Company’s movie theater division owns or manages screens at locations in several states, as well as a family entertainment center. Marcus’ lodging division owns or manages hotels and resorts in several states, as well as a vacation club.
  • Alon Hldgs. Blue Square (NYSE:BSI): The shares closed at $5.54, up $0.79, or 16.63%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $365.38 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.

Losers (% price change)

  • Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX): The shares closed at $169.25, down $39.46, or 18.91%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $8.89 billion. About the company: Netflix Inc. is an online movie rental service. The Company ships DVDs with no due dates or late fees, directly to the subscriber’s address. Netflix also provides background information on DVD releases, including critic reviews, member reviews and ratings, and personalized movie recommendations.
  • Gramercy Capital Corp. (NYSE:GKK): The shares closed at $3.48, down $0.24, or 6.45%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $173.79 million. About the company: Gramercy Capital Corp. is a specialty finance REIT focused on originating and acquiring loans and securities related to commercial and multi-family properties. The Company also invests in sub- and non-performing real estate loans and equity interests in real estate.
  • Alaska Communications (NASDAQ:ALSK): The shares closed at $7.05, down $0.45, or 6%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $318.67 million. About the company: Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. is a full-service telecommunications provider in Alaska. The Company offers local telephone, wireless, long distance, and Internet services to businesses and residential customers through-out the state. Alaska Communications’ network infrastructure consists of fiber optic cable and numerous switching facilities.
  • Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR): The shares closed at $2.58, down $0.15, or 5.49%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.36 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.
  • Acorn Intl., Inc. (NYSE:ATV): The shares closed at $4.16, down $0.22, or 5.02%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $123.85 million. About the company: Acorn International Inc. is an integrated multi-platform marketing company. The Company develops, promotes, and sells consumer products and services through its direct TV sales and nationwide distribution network.

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

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