The services sector closed the day up 0.2%. Hudson Technology Inc ( HDSN), Princeton Review Inc ( REVU), Carbonite Inc ( CARB), and General Maritime Corporation ( GMR) were all decliners today within the services sector with Virgin Media Inc ( VMED) being today's featured services loser. Virgin Media Inc fell 43 cents (-1.6%) to $26.31 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4.1 million shares of Virgin Media Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares.

Virgin Media Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides entertainment and communications services in the United Kingdom. Virgin Media Inc has a market cap of $8.5 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are down 1.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Virgin Media as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has not been very careful in the management of its balance sheet.

On the positive front, China Metro-Rural Holdings ( CNR), China Armco Metals Inc ( CNAM), Rada Electronics Industries Inc ( RADA), and Excel Maritime Carriers ( EXM) were all gainers within the services sector with News ( NWSA) 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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