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Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation

(

LGF

) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.7%. By the end of trading, Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation rose 8 cents (0.5%) to $14.86 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2.4 million shares of Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $14.58-$14.89 after having opened the day at $14.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.78. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were:

Eagle Bulk Shipping

(

EGLE

), up 31.2%,

Westinghouse Solar

(

WEST

), up 20.7%,

Pizza Inn Holdings

(

PZZI

), up 20%, and

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(

TSTF

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Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., an entertainment company, engages in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, and international distribution and sales activities. Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation has a market cap of $2.08 billion and is part of the

media

industry. Shares are up 77.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and one rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally poor debt management and disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front,

Bed Bath & Beyond

(

BBBY

), down 17%,

QKL Stores

(

QKLS

), down 12.3%,

Fortune Brands Home & Security

(

FBHS

), down 9.8%, and

Essex Rental

(

ESSX

), down 9.6%, were all losers within the services sector with

McDonald's Corporation

(

MCD

) being today's services sector loser.

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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