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Dollar General Corporation

(

DG

) 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, Dollar General Corporation rose $1.86 (3.2%) to $59.88 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4,612,344 shares of Dollar General Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,967,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $57.87-$60.46 after having opened the day at $57.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.02. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were:

ChinaNet Online Holdings

(

CNET

), up 106.6%,

dELiA*s

(

DLIA

), up 24.2%,

Armco Metals Holdings

(

AMCO

), up 20.3% and

ExamWorks Group

(

EXAM

), up 17.2%.

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, engages in the provision of various merchandise products in the United States. Dollar General Corporation has a market cap of $18.6 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 3.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Dollar General Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Dollar General Corporation

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front,

UTi Worldwide

TheStreet Recommends

(

UTIW

), down 29.6%,

Altisource Portfolio Solutions

(

ASPS

), down 13.5%,

Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion SAB

(

VLRS

), down 13.1% and

LightInTheBox

(

LITB

), down 12.4% , were all laggards within the services sector with

Verisk Analytics

(

VRSK

) being today's services sector laggard.

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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