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 $28.65, up $6.12, or 27.16%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $120.46 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.
  • Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE:FC): The shares closed at $7.84, up $0.7, or 9.8%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $134.00 million. About the company: Franklin Covey Co. provides consulting, seminars, educational materials, publications, and products designed to make individuals and organizations more effective. The Company’s offerings include a time and life management system, and business communications training.
  • H&E Equipment Services (NASDAQ:HEES): The shares closed at $8.44, up $0.72, or 9.33%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $296.16 million. About the company: H&E Equipment Services, Inc. is an integrated equipment services company focused on heavy construction and industrial equipment. The Company rents, sells, and provides parts and service support for hi-lift or aerial platform equipment, cranes, earthmoving equipment, and industrial lift trucks.
  • OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE:OMX): The shares closed at $5.10, up $0.37, or 7.82%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $438.62 million. About the company: OfficeMax Inc sells and market office products. The Company distributes and retails a variety of products such as office supplies, technology products, and business furniture. OfficeMax sells through stores located throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and many of the products are also sold through its catalog and online.

Losers (% price change)

  • ValueVision Media, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVTV): The shares closed at $2.75, down $0.19, or 6.46%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $133.28 million. About the company: ValueVision Media, Inc. is an integrated direct marketing company that markets its products directly to consumers through various forms of electronic media. The Company’s operating strategy incorporates television home shopping, Internet electronic commerce (e-commerce), vendor programming sales, fulfillment services, and outsourced e-commerce and fulfillment solutions.
  • Alon Hldgs. Blue Square (NYSE:BSI): The shares closed at $5.53, down $0.33, or 5.63%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $364.72 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.
  • Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP): The shares closed at $20.55, down $1.17, or 5.39%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $293.64 million. About the company: Stamps.com Inc. provides a service for purchasing and printing postage over the Internet. The Company’s core service enables users to print information based indicia, or electronic stamps, directly onto envelopes, labels, or business documents using laser or inkjet printers.
  • E-House Hldgs (NYSE:EJ): The shares closed at $5.94, down $0.31, or 4.96%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $477.68 million. About the company: E-House China Holdings Ltd. offers real estate services. The Company offers primary real estate agency services to residential real estate developers; lists and brokers properties for resale; and offers land acquisition consulting and property development consulting services.
  • Home Inns & Hotels (NASDAQ:HMIN): The shares closed at $32.14, down $1.59, or 4.71%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.32 billion. About the company: Home Inns & Hotels Management, Inc. operates a chain of budget hotels in the People’s Republic of China. The Company manages some of the hotels in its chain on behalf of franchisees.

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

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