Tiffany and Expedia Top Stocks in the Services Sector Being Tossed: TIF, EXPE, TSCO, CVC, IPG

Through most of the trading day on Friday, September 30, 2011, these stocks are bringing down the Services (NYSE:IYC) sector. Long time Wall St. Cheat Sheet readers know to watch stock prices because Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong’ is one of the ‘T’s in our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

Shares of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) are trading at $62.00, down $2.73 (-4.2%) from the previous close of $64.70. Tiffany & Co. is a jeweler and specialty retailer that sells timepieces, sterling silverware, china, crystal, stationery, fragrances and accessories.

Stock Price Performance: From July 5, 2011, to September 28, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.34 (-14%) from $80.83 to $69.49. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 9, 2011 and September 19, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 11.5% (+$7.84). It saw one of its worst periods between December 29, 2010 and January 7, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 7.3% (-$4.60).

Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) is among the price losers in the sector as its stock price is $25.87, down $1.17 (-4.5%) from the previous close of $27.10. Expedia provides travel products and services to leisure and corporate travelers in the United States and abroad as well as various media and advertising offerings to advertisers.

Stock Price Performance: From September 22, 2011, to September 28, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.98 (7.4%) from $26.58 to $28.56. It saw one of its worst periods between February 15, 2011 and March 1, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 9.3% (-$2). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 27, 2011 and July 5, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 7.3% (+$2.03).

Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) is among the price losers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $63.95, which is $3.23 (-4.7%) below the previous close of $67.13. Tractor Supply is an operator of retail farm and ranch stores in the United States and is focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and those who enjoy the rural lifestyle.

Stock Price Performance: From August 31, 2011, to September 29, 2011, the stock price had risen $5.76 (9.4%) from $61.37 to $67.13. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 22, 2011 and April 5, 2011 when shares rose for 11 straight trading days, rising 12.8% (+$7). It saw one of its worst periods between October 12, 2010 and October 21, 2010 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 6.2% (-$2.48).

Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC) stocks are trading at $15.98. This is 69 cents (-4.1%) below the previous close of $16.67, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the sector today. Cablevision Systems is a telecommunications, media, and entertainment company with a portfolio of operations in the United States.

Stock Price Performance: From July 5, 2011, to September 28, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.10 (-34.8%) from $26.16 to $17.06. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 7, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 13.7% (+$3.29). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 11.4% (-$2.94).

Shares of Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (NYSE:IPG) are trading at $7.13, down 28 cents (-3.8%) from the previous close of $7.41. The Interpublic Group of Companies is an advertising and marketing services company that specializes in consumer advertising, interactive marketing and media planning.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to September 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.08 (-40.7%) from $12.49 to $7.41. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 5, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 11.3% (+$1.28). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 28.6% (-$3.59).

 

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