The

services

sector closed the day down 2.7%.

Fortune Industries Inc

(

FFI

),

PokerTek Inc

(

PTEK

),

China Distance Education Hldg Ltd-Shs Spons

(

DL

), and

PowerSecure International Inc

(

POWR

) were all winners today within the services sector with

Aeropostale Inc

(

ARO

) being today's featured services winner. Aeropostale Inc rose 30 cents (2.8%) to $11 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4.3 million shares of Aeropostale Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares.

Aeropostale, Inc. operates as a mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories. It designs, markets, and sells merchandise principally targeting 14 to 17 year-old young women and men. Aeropostale Inc has a market cap of $830.8 million and is part of the

retail

industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.8, equal to the average retail industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 56.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Aeropostale as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front,

USA Technologies Inc

(

USAT

),

YRC Worldwide Inc

(

YRCW

),

Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc

(

HMIN

), and

seven Days Group Holdings

(

SVN

) were all losers within the services sector with

Melco Crown Entertainment

(

MPEL

) being today's services sector Loser Spotlight stock.

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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