Services Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 21st

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.
  • HealthStream, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSTM): The shares closed at $15.25, up $1.87, or 13.98%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $337.31 million. About the company: HealthStream, Inc. offers a Web-based solution to the continuing education and training needs of the healthcare community. The Company distributes numerous hours of continuing education and training content to doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, and other healthcare workers through its network of distribution partners.
  • Premiere Global Services (NYSE:PGI): The shares closed at $8.77, up $1.05, or 13.6%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $449.31 million. About the company: Premiere Global Services, Inc. provides outsourced business process solutions. The Company offers communication technologies-based solutions within conferencing, desktop fax, document delivery, accounts receivable management, notifications & reminders, and emarketing that enable customers to automate and simplify their daily business processes.
  • Charming Shoppes, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRS): The shares closed at $3.54, up $0.4, or 12.74%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $412.32 million. About the company: Charming Shoppes, Inc. retails women’s specialty apparel. The Company operates chains of women’s large-size specialty apparel stores. Charming Shoppes also retails apparel, accessories, footwear, and gifts through catalogs.

Losers (% price change)

  • Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ:APKT): The shares closed at $30.37, down $7.76, or 20.35%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.02 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.
  • RSC Holdings Inc. (NYSE:RRR): The shares closed at $9.44, down $0.9, or 8.7%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $979.73 million. About the company: RSC Holdings, Inc. rents equipment. The Company operates equipment rental locations in the United States and Canada.
  • EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW): The shares closed at $25.57, down $1.64, or 6.03%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.28 billion. About the company: EZCORP, Inc. owns and operates pawn shops that serve as sources for consumer credit and retail previously-owned merchandise. The Company operates in the United States.
  • New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY): The shares closed at $2.66, down $0.17, or 6.01%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $165.09 million. About the company: New York & Company, Inc. is a specialty retailer of women’s apparel products. The Company designs and sources its branded New York & Company merchandise sold exclusively through its network of retail stores nationwide.
  • SureWest Communications (NASDAQ:SURW): The shares closed at $11.07, down $0.68, or 5.79%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $155.98 million. About the company: SureWest Communications and its family of companies operates an integrated network of communications products and services. The Company’s principal subsidiary, Roseville Telephone Company, provides telecommunications services to customers in California. SureWest is licensed to provide fiber optics, wireless, digital subscriber line, Internet access, and data transport.

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

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