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Time Warner

(

TWX

) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Time Warner rose 22 cents (0.6%) to $37.49 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6.9 million shares of Time Warner exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.4 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $37.14-$37.57 after having opened the day at $37.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.27. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were:

Westinghouse Solar

(

WEST

), up 20.3%,

QKL Stores

(

QKLS

), up 13.2%,

Harris Interactive

(

HPOL

), up 11.9%, and

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Time Warner Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Networks, Filmed Entertainment, and Publishing. Time Warner has a market cap of $35.64 billion and is part of the

media

industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.7, equal to the average media industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Time Warner a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and nine rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Time Warner as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front,

American Learning

(

ALRN

), down 22.9%,

Ryder System

(

R

), down 13%,

Dex One

(

DEXO

), down 12.6%, and

Rada Electronics Industries

(

RADA

), down 11.9%, were all losers within the services sector with

Best Buy

(

BBY

) 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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