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) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, AutoZone rose $3.77 (1.1%) to $353.37 on average volume. Throughout the day, 400,187 shares of AutoZone exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 462,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $347.20-$354.70 after having opened the day at $347.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $349.60. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were:
), up 83.1%,
), up 24.1%,
), up 18.6%, and
), up 17.6%.
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AutoZone, Inc. engages in retailing and distributing automotive replacement parts and accessories. AutoZone has a market cap of $12.7 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate AutoZone a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and eight rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates AutoZone as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.
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On the negative front,
), down 13.9%,
), down 13.2%,
), down 10.7%, and
), down 9.4%, were all laggards within the services sector with
) being today's services sector laggard.
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