Services Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Dec 27th

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

Gainers (% price change)

Saga Communications, Inc. (NYSE:SGA): The shares closed at $38.03, up $15.5, or 68.8%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $159.90 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Scientific Games Corp. (NASDAQ:SGMS): The shares closed at $9.46, up $1.26, or 15.37%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $871.62 million. About the company: Scientific Games Corporation provides services, systems, and products to both the pari-mutuel gaming and instant ticket lottery industries. The Company operates an instant ticket and online lottery products, systems, and services business. Scientific also operates wagering and communications, venue management, and telecommunications products businesses. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD): The shares closed at $7.63, up $0.68, or 9.78%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $658.60 million. About the company: Boyd Gaming Corporation owns and operates several gaming properties throughout the United States. The Company also operates entertainment, restaurants, shopping, and recreational facilities on its properties. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Cogdell Spencer Inc. (NYSE:CSA): The shares closed at $4.26, up $0.34, or 8.67%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $217.78 million. About the company: Cogdell Spencer Inc. owns specialty office properties for the medical profession. The Company focuses on the ownership, development, redevelopment, acquisition, and management of strategically located medical office buildings and other healthcare related facilities in the southeastern United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:SHLD): The shares closed at $33.38, down $12.47, or 27.2%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.57 billion. About the company: Sears Holdings Corporation is a broadline retailer with full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. The Company retails home appliances, as well as tools, lawn and garden products, home electronics, and other products. Sears Holdings also provides automotive repair and maintenance. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Towerstream Corporation (NASDAQ:TWER): The shares closed at $2.22, down $0.18, or 7.5%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $118.54 million. About the company: Towerstream Corporation offers wireless broadband Internet services to businesses. The Company operates in metropolitan areas in the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Acorn Intl., Inc. (NYSE:ATV): The shares closed at $4.29, down $0.29, or 6.33%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $128.58 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Walgreen Company (NYSE:WAG): The shares closed at $33.36, down $1.98, or 5.6%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $29.29 billion. About the company: Walgreen Company operates retail drugstores that offer a wide variety of prescription and non-prescription drugs as well as general goods. The Company operates stores in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Walgreen’s also offers health services, including primary and acute care, wellness, pharmacy and disease management services and health and fitness. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Alaska Communications (NASDAQ:ALSK): The shares closed at $3.14, down $0.15, or 4.56%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $141.96 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

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