The services sector closed the day up 1.3%. Bidz.com Inc ( BIDZ), Trailer Bridge Inc ( TRBR), Amazon.com Inc ( AMZN), and RadioShack ( RSH) were all decliners today within the services sector with DeVry Inc ( DV) being today's featured services loser. DeVry Inc fell $7.72 (-16.8%) to $38.36 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 3.5 million shares of DeVry Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares.

DeVry Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides educational services worldwide. DeVry Inc has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the diversified services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.9, equal to the average diversified services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates DeVry as a hold. 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 and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year.

On the positive front, Media General Inc ( MEG), Entravision Communications Corporation ( EVC), Birks & Mayors Inc ( BMJ), and Panera Bread Company Inc ( PNRA) were all gainers within the services sector with Home Depot Inc ( HD) 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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