Services Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 17th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Saga Communications, Inc. (AMEX:SGA): The shares closed at $36.00, up $13.47, or 59.79%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $151.36 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.
  • 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.
  • TriMas Corp (NASDAQ:TRS): The shares closed at $5.20, up $0.34, or 7%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $174.61 million. About the company: TriMas Corporation is a diversified manufacturer of proprietary products. The Company manufactures trailer products, recreational accessories, packaging systems, energy products and industrial specialty products for the commercial, manufacturing, and consumer markets.
  • Alon Hldgs. Blue Square (NYSE:BSI): The shares closed at $5.74, up $0.33, or 6.1%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $378.57 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.
  • Acorn Intl., Inc. (NYSE:ATV): The shares closed at $4.80, up $0.18, or 3.9%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $142.90 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.

Losers (% price change)

  • The Providence Service (NASDAQ:PRSC): The shares closed at $11.28, down $1.28, or 10.19%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $146.57 million. About the company: Providence Service Corporation provides privatized social services to individuals and families. The company’s services are reimbursed by government programs such as welfare, juvenile justice, Medicaid or corrections. Providence owns no beds or facilities, preferring to provide its client care in home and community settings.
  • ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHOR): The shares closed at $5.43, down $0.61, or 10.1%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $258.43 million. About the company: ShoreTel, Inc. provides Internet protocol telecommunications systems for enterprises. The Company’s systems are based on distributed software architecture and switch-based hardware platforms which enable multi-site enterprises to be served by a single telecommunications system.
  • Entercom Communications (NYSE:ETM): The shares closed at $5.85, down $0.65, or 10%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $223.82 million. About the company: Entercom Communications Corp. is a radio broadcasting company with operations in the United States. The Company owns and operates FM and AM stations in various markets. Entercom’s stations provide a variety of programming such as music and news/talk.
  • Hudson Highland Group (NASDAQ:HHGP): The shares closed at $4.02, down $0.42, or 9.46%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $132.16 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.
  • Career Education Corp. (NASDAQ:CECO): The shares closed at $14.59, down $1.47, or 9.15%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.11 billion. About the company: Career Education Corporation provides private, for-profit postsecondary education in the United States and Canada. The Company’s schools offer a variety of bachelor’s degree, associate degree, and non-degree programs, with a core curricula of information technologies, visual communication and design technologies, business studies, and culinary arts.

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

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