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

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Level 3 Communications (NASDAQ:LVLT): The shares closed at $24.97, up $23.42, or 1%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.97 billion. About the company: Level 3 Communications, Inc. provides telecommunications and information services, including local, long distance, and data transmission. The Company also provides other enhanced communications and Internet services, and is involved in coal mining businesses.
  • 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.
  • The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT): The shares closed at $5.70, up $0.72, or 14.46%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $112.23 million. About the company: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. sells moderately priced, brand name fashions and accessories for men, women, and children. The Company also sells cosmetics, jewelry, china, housewares, and other items through its chain department stores. Bon-Ton operates in secondary markets in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, West Virginia, and New Jersey.
  • Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE:ODP): The shares closed at $2.55, up $0.28, or 12.33%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $714.09 million. About the company: Office Depot, Inc. operates a chain of office product warehouse stores in North America, Europe, Asia and Central America. The Company sells branded merchandise and provides business services primarily to small and medium-sized businesses and the home office market.

Losers (% price change)

  • SXC Health Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:SXCI): The shares closed at $44.86, down $11.56, or 20.49%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.79 billion. About the company: SXC Health Solutions Corporation provides pharmacy benefits management (AMEX:PBM) services and healthcare IT solutions to the healthcare benefits management industry. The Company’s product offerings and solutions combine a wide range of software applications, application service provider (NYSE:ASP) processing services, and professional services.
  • Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ:WIN): The shares closed at $10.71, down $0.28, or 2.55%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $4.58 billion. About the company: Windstream Corporation offers telecommunications services to residential and business customers in rural communities in the United States. The Company provides local telephone, high-speed Internet, long distance, network access, and video services in multiple states.
  • Ituran Location and (NASDAQ:ITRN): The shares closed at $12.64, down $0.26, or 2.04%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $296.66 million. About the company: Ituran Location and Control Ltd. sells global positioning systems for locating motor vehicles and retrieving stolen cars. The Company also develops personal advanced locators.
  • TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRR): The shares closed at $3.66, down $0.07, or 1.88%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $100.79 million. About the company: TRC Companies, Inc. provides technical, financial risk management, and construction services to the public and private sectors. The Company’s main focus is in the areas of infrastructure improvements and expansions, environmental management, and information technology. TRC’s services include environmental remediation and engineering and consulting.
  • Leap Wireless Intl., Inc. (NASDAQ:LEAP): The shares closed at $6.33, down $0.11, or 1.73%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $498.05 million. About the company: Leap Wireless International, Inc. provides mobile wireless services. The Company’s services are targeted to meet the needs of customers who are under-served by traditional communications companies. Leap’s Cricket service is available to customers in various states from New York to California.

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

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