Services Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 18th

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 $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.
  • 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.
  • O’Charley’s Inc. (NASDAQ:CHUX): The shares closed at $6.49, up $0.79, or 13.86%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $142.07 million. About the company: O’Charley’s Inc. operates casual dining, full service restaurants. The Company operates its restaurants in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States.
  • Strategic Hotels (NYSE:BEE): The shares closed at $5.06, up $0.47, or 10.24%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $939.22 million. About the company: Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that owns and asset manages luxury hotels in North America and Europe. The Company employs hotel management companies to operate its management contracts and operating leases.
  • ValueVision Media, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVTV): The shares closed at $3.11, up $0.26, or 9.12%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $150.72 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.

Losers (% price change)

  • New Oriental Education (NYSE:EDU): The shares closed at $26.39, down $3.62, or 12.06%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $4.05 billion. About the company: New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc. offers educational services. The Company offers foreign language training, test preparation courses for admissions and assessment tests in the United States, the PRC and Commonwealth countries, primary and secondary school education, development and distribution of educational content, software and other technology, and online classes.
  • Icahn Enterprises, L.P. (NYSE:IEP): The shares closed at $15.60, down $0.86, or 5.22%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $114.43 million. About the company: Icahn Enterprises LP is a diversified holding company involved in a variety of businesses. The Company’s businesses curently include hotel and casino operations; rental real estate; real estate development; hotel and resort operations; home fashion and investments in equity and debt securities.
  • Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX): The shares closed at $111.74, down $5.59, or 4.76%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.87 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.
  • Intl. Business Machines (NYSE:IBM): The shares closed at $178.90, down $7.69, or 4.12%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $213.66 billion. About the company: International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) provides computer solutions through the use of advanced information technology. The Company’s solutions include technologies, systems, products, services, software, and financing. IBM offers its products through its global sales and distribution organization, as well as through a variety of third party distributors and resellers.
  • Ctrip.com Intl., Ltd (NASDAQ:CTRP): The shares closed at $33.09, down $1.37, or 3.98%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $19.00 billion. About the company: Ctrip.com International, Ltd. is a consolidator of hotel accommodations and airline tickets in China.

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

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