The

services

sector closed the day down 2.2%.

Bidz.com Inc

(

BIDZ

),

SuperMedia Inc

(

SPMD

),

Global Education and Technology Group

(

GEDU

), and

General Finance Corporation

(

GFN

) were all winners today within the services sector with

Dollar General Corporation

(

DG

) being today's featured services winner. Dollar General Corporation rose 35 cents (0.9%) to $40.36 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.4 million shares of Dollar General Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares.

Dollar General Corporation operates as a discount retailer of general merchandise in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. Dollar General Corporation has a market cap of $13.7 billion and is part of the

retail

industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.1, below the average retail industry P/E ratio of 21.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 30.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dollar General as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

On the negative front,

Netflix Inc

(

NFLX

),

DHT Holdings Inc

(

DHT

),

American Learning

(

ALRN

), and

NTN Buzztime Inc

(

NTN

) were all losers within the services sector with

United Continental Holdings Inc

(

UAL

) 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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