Buffalo Wild Wings

(

BWLD

) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.8%. By the end of trading, Buffalo Wild Wings rose $2.55 (4.1%) to $64.43 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 926,988 shares of Buffalo Wild Wings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 452,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $62.16-$65.21 after having opened the day at $62.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.88. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were:

Winn-Dixie Stores

(

WINN

), up 70.2%,

Peoples Educational Holdings

(

PEDH

), up 24.4%,

Spar Group

(

SGRP

), up 18.2%, and

Innotrac Corporation

(

INOC

), up 14.6%.

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. engages in the ownership, operation, and franchise of restaurants in the United States. The company provides quick casual and casual dining services, as well as serves bottled beers, wines, and liquor. Buffalo Wild Wings has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the

leisure

industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.5, equal to the average leisure industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 41.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are nine analysts that rate Buffalo Wild Wings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and eight rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Buffalo Wild Wings as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front,

Bluefly

(

BFLY

), down 17.4%,

Oxygen Biotherapeutics

(

OXBT

), down 16.5%,

Inuvo

(

INUV

), down 14%, and

Stream Global Services

(

SGS

), down 13%, were all losers within the services sector with

Walgreen Company

(

WAG

) being today's services sector loser.

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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