Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL): Today's Featured Services Loser

The services sector closed the day down 4.8%. Media General Inc ( MEG), AMR ( AMR), ChinaCast Education Corporation ( CAST), and Dex One ( DEXO) were all decliners today within the services sector with Delta Air Lines Inc ( DAL) being today's featured services loser. Delta Air Lines Inc fell 85 cents (-11.3%) to $6.65 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 32.8 million shares of Delta Air Lines Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15 million shares.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. It operates from airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Delta Air Lines Inc has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the transportation industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.6, below the average transportation industry P/E ratio of 26.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 40.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Delta Air Lines as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and generally poor debt management.

On the positive front, National American University Holdings Inc ( NAUH), TBS International ( TBSI), PokerTek Inc ( PTEK), and Pointer Telocation ( PNTR) were all gainers within the services sector with Regal Entertainment Group ( RGC) being today's featured services sector winner.

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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