Services Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 19th

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.
  • H&E Equipment Services (NASDAQ:HEES): The shares closed at $10.67, up $1.3, or 13.87%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $374.41 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.
  • Zale Corporation (NYSE:ZLC): The shares closed at $3.53, up $0.39, or 12.42%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $113.53 million. About the company: Zale Corporation operates retail jewelry stores under the Zales, Gordon’s, and Bailey Banks & Biddle names. The Company’s stores are located primarily in shopping malls in the United States and Puerto Rico. Zales offers moderately priced jewelry, Gordon’s offers merchandise at somewhat higher prices, and Bailey Banks & Biddle offers upscale jewelry.
  • United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI): The shares closed at $23.22, up $2.16, or 10.26%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.45 billion. About the company: United Rentals, Inc., through its subsidiary, is an equipment rental company operating a network of locations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The Company serves the construction industry, industrial and commercial concerns, homeowners, and other individuals.

Losers (% price change)

  • Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CKP): The shares closed at $11.31, down $3.09, or 21.46%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $453.52 million. About the company: Checkpoint Systems, Inc. manufactures and markets labeling systems and label solutions for a diverse customer base across many industries. The Company provides RF source tagging, barcode labeling systems, electronic article surveillance, handheld labeling systems, and retail merchandising systems for several applications within the automatic identification industry.
  • Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ:INFN): The shares closed at $7.12, down $0.87, or 10.89%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $753.96 million. About the company: Infinera Corporation manufactures digital optical telecommunications equipment. The Company uses photonic integrated circuits to create digital optical networks. Infinera markets its products to carriers, data service providers, and cable operators.
  • Lionbridge Tech., Inc. (NASDAQ:LIOX): The shares closed at $2.63, down $0.25, or 8.68%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $163.03 million. About the company: Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. provides globalization and multilingual Internet services to technology companies worldwide. The Company’s software, test, Web, and linguistic engineering groups create and maintain multilingual versions of its clients’ software and hardware, as well as Web-based technical support, training materials, and sales and marketing information.
  • Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ:APKT): The shares closed at $37.09, down $3.42, or 8.44%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.47 billion. About the company: Acme Packet, Inc. provides session border controllers for Internet service providers. The Company’s products consist of hardware and proprietary software that allow service providers to deliver interactive communications services such as voice over Internet protocol.
  • Melco Crown Entertainment (NASDAQ:MPEL): The shares closed at $9.93, down $0.85, or 7.88%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.29 billion. About the company: Melco Crown Entertainment. Ltd. develops, owns and operates casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities.

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

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