Safeway Inc. (SWY): Today's Featured Services Loser

The services sector closed the day up 1.1%. China Armco Metals Inc ( CNAM), Builders FirstSource Inc ( BLDR), Frozen Food Express Industries ( FFEX), and China HGS Real Estate Inc ( HGSH) were all decliners today within the services sector with Safeway Inc ( SWY) being today's featured services loser. Safeway Inc fell 11 cents (-0.6%) to $17.46 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6.8 million shares of Safeway Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares.

Safeway Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food and drug retailer in North America. Safeway Inc has a market cap of $6.1 billion and is part of the retail industry.

TheStreet Ratings rates Safeway as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally poor debt management and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, Harris Interactive Inc ( HPOL), Insweb Corporation ( INSW), USA Truck ( USAK), and General Maritime Corporation ( GMR) were all gainers within the services sector with McDonald's Corporation ( MCD) 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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