O'Reilly Automotive

(

ORLY

) pushed the Services sector lower today making it today's featured Services laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, O'Reilly Automotive fell $3.13 (-3.5%) to $86.97 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 3.9 million shares of O'Reilly Automotive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $85-$90.62 after having opened the day at $88.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $90.10. Other company's within the Services sector that declined today were:

DLH Holdings

(

DLHC

), down 23%,

MarineMax

(

HZO

), down 20.7%,

VisionChina Media

(

VISN

), down 17.1%, and

LodgeNet Interactive Corporation

(

LNET

), down 16.6%.

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O'Reilly Automotive, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the retail of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States. O'Reilly Automotive has a market cap of $11.21 billion and is part of the

retail

industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.2, below the average retail industry P/E ratio of 21.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate O'Reilly Automotive a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates O'Reilly Automotive as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the positive front,

Covenant Transportation Group

(

CVTI

), up 28.7%,

Christopher & Banks Corporation

(

CBK

), up 23.5%,

KIT Digital

(

KITD

), up 22%, and

Trinity Industries

(

TRN

), up 19.1%, were all gainers within the services sector with

eBay

(

EBAY

) being today's featured services sector leader.

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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