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

The services sector closed the day up 1.5%. National CineMedia Inc ( NCMI), General Maritime Corporation ( GMR), Spar Group Inc ( SGRP), and TBS International ( TBSI) 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 11 cents (-1.3%) to $8.57 on light volume. Throughout the day, 9.1 million shares of Delta Air Lines Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.3 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 $7.1 billion and is part of the transportation industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.2, below the average transportation industry P/E ratio of 28.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 31.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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, Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), Excel Maritime Carriers ( EXM), China Mass Media ( CMM), and Harris Interactive Inc ( HPOL) 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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