The

services

sector closed the day up 0.5%.

Zanett Inc

(

ZANE

),

Focus Media

(

FMCN

),

China Armco Metals Inc

(

CNAM

), and

PokerTek Inc

(

PTEK

) were all decliners today within the services sector with

Constant Contact Inc

(

CTCT

) being today's featured services loser. Constant Contact Inc fell 79 cents (-4.7%) to $17.52 on average volume. Throughout the day, 836,091 shares of Constant Contact Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 630,200 shares.

Constant Contact, Inc. provides on-demand email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, and online survey solutions primarily in the United States. Constant Contact Inc has a market cap of $520.5 million and is part of the

media

industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 125.3, equal to the average media industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 46% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Constant Contact as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year.

On the positive front,

SearchMedia Holdings

(

IDI

),

Acorn International Inc

(

ATV

),

CIBT Education Group Inc

(

MBA

), and

American Railcar Industries Inc

(

ARII

) were all gainers within the services sector with

Union Pacific

(

UNP

) being today's featured services sector winner.

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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