Services Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 6th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • 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.
  • Saga Communications, Inc. (AMEX:SGA): The shares closed at $29.46, up $6.93, or 30.76%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $123.87 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.
  • Melco Crown Entertainment (NASDAQ:MPEL): The shares closed at $9.56, up $1.21, or 14.49%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.09 billion. About the company: Melco Crown Entertainment. Ltd. develops, owns and operates casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities.
  • The New York Times Co. (NYSE:NYT): The shares closed at $6.75, up $0.76, or 12.69%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $995.25 million. About the company: The New York Times Company, a diversified media company, conducts operations in newspapers, magazines, television and radio stations, and electronic information and publishing. The Company’s publications include “The New York Times,” “The Boston Globe,” and the “International Herald Tribune.”. New York Times also holds interests in a newsprint mill and a paper mill.
  • Towerstream Corporation (NASDAQ:TWER): The shares closed at $3.06, up $0.34, or 12.5%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $162.94 million. About the company: Towerstream Corporation offers wireless broadband Internet services to businesses. The Company operates in metropolitan areas in the United States.

Losers (% price change)

  • The Wet Seal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WTSLA): The shares closed at $4.05, down $0.58, or 12.53%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $366.46 million. About the company: Wet Seal, Inc. retails fashionable and contemporary apparel and accessory items. The Company operates its stores in the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Wet Seal operates its stores under the names Wet Seal Contempo Casuals, Limbo Lounge, and Arden B. stores.
  • Griffin Land & Nurseries (NASDAQ:GRIF): The shares closed at $24.50, down $1.76, or 6.7%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $125.79 million. About the company: Griffin Land & Nurseries, Inc. operates a landscape nursery and real estate business. The Company grows containerized landscape nursery products and owns and operates wholesale sales and service centers. Griffin also owns, builds, and manages commercial and industrial properties, and develops residential subdivisions. In addition, the Company holds partial interests in other companies.
  • bebe stores, inc. (NASDAQ:BEBE): The shares closed at $6.71, down $0.28, or 4.01%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $564.47 million. About the company: bebe stores, inc. designs, develops, and produces a line of contemporary women’s apparel and accessories. The Company markets its products under the bebe, bebe moda, and bbsp brand names. bebe operates retail stores in the United States. Canada, and the United Kingdom.
  • Intl. Speedway Corp. (NASDAQ:ISCA): The shares closed at $22.33, down $0.87, or 3.75%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.06 billion. About the company: International Speedway Corporation promotes motorsports activities in the United States. The Company owns and/or operates various facilities, including Daytona International Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Phoenix International Raceway, Darlington Raceway, Watkins Glen International, and has interests in other facilities. International also owns and operates MRN Radio and DAYTONA USA.
  • Gramercy Capital Corp. (NYSE:GKK): The shares closed at $3.00, down $0.11, or 3.54%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $151.55 million. About the company: Gramercy Capital Corp. is a specialty finance REIT focused on originating and acquiring loans and securities related to commercial and multi-family properties. The Company also invests in sub- and non-performing real estate loans and equity interests in real estate.

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

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