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Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group



) pushed the Services sector lower today making it today's featured Services laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group fell $1.70 (-2%) to $85.11 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 4.5 million shares of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $84.90-$85.71 after having opened the day at $85.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.81. Other companies within the Services sector that declined today were:

School Specialty



), down 12.7%,

LodgeNet Interactive Corporation



), down 11.8%,

Dex One



), down 11.3%, and

McClatchy Company



), down 9.7%.

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Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the daily rental of vehicles to business and leisure customers under the Dollar and Thrifty names through company-owned stores in the United States and Canada. Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group has a market cap of $2.44 billion and is part of the diversified services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9, equal to the average diversified services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 23.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the positive front,

Orient-Express Hotels



), up 22.5%,

China Yida



), up 19%,

Wesco International



), up 13.9%, and

ALCO Stores



), up 11.1%, were all gainers within the services sector with

Liberty Media Corporation



) being today's featured services sector leader.

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iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services



) while those bearish on the services sector could consider

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