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) pushed the Services sector lower today making it today's featured Services laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.6%. By the end of trading, Directv fell 58 cents (-1.1%) to $54.75 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6.7 million shares of Directv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.5 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $54.51-$55.34 after having opened the day at $55.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.33. Other companies within the Services sector that declined today were:
), down 15.1%,
), down 14.8%,
), down 13.9%, and
), down 11.8%.
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DIRECTV provides digital television entertainment in the United States and Latin America. The company engages in acquiring, promoting, selling, and distributing digital entertainment programming primarily through satellite to residential and commercial subscribers. Directv has a market cap of $31.38 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Directv a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Directv as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, revenue growth and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.
- You can view the full Directv Ratings Report.
On the positive front,
), up 27.7%,
), up 17.7%,
), up 10.3%, and
), up 9%, were all gainers within the services sector with
) being today's featured services sector leader.
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