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CBS Corporation (CBS): Today's Featured Services Winner

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model

CBS Corporation (CBS) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.9%. By the end of trading, CBS Corporation rose $0.96 (2.0%) to $48.75 on light volume. Throughout the day, 4,328,161 shares of CBS Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,238,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $47.81-$49.21 after having opened the day at $47.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.79. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were: Fortune Industries (FFI), up 34.8%, Digital Domain Media Group (DDMG), up 29.4%, Premier Exhibitions (PRXI), up 18.4% and Beasley Broadcast Group (BBGI), up 14.2%.

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CBS Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a mass media company in the United States and internationally. CBS Corporation has a market cap of $27.3 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate CBS Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CBS Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front, Newlead Holdings (NEWL), down 25.1%, Orchard Supply Hardware Class A (OSH), down 18.0%, Frontline (FRO), down 10.5% and DGSE Companies (DGSE), down 9.4%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the services sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services (IYC) while those bearish on the services sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers (SCC).

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