Express Inc ( EXPR) pushed the Services sector lower today making it today's featured Services loser. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, Express Inc fell $1.41 (-6.2%) to $21.28 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2.1 million shares of Express Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 873,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $20.86-$22.25 after having opened the day at $21.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.69. Other company's within the Services sector that declined today were: Scorpio Tankers Inc ( STNG), down 19.7%, Talbots Inc ( TLB), down 18.6%, General Employment ( JOB), down 16.7%, and Barnes & Noble Inc ( BKS), down 16.3%.

Express, Inc. operates specialty retail stores in the United States. The company's stores offer apparel and accessories for women and men between 20 and 30 years old across various aspects of the lifestyles comprising work, casual, jeanswear, and going-out occasions. It also sells gift cards. Express Inc has a market cap of $1.92 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.6, below the average retail industry P/E ratio of 15.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Express as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, revenue growth and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally poor debt management and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Dex One ( DEXO), up 25.2%, TBS International ( TBSI), up 21.6%, China Metro-Rural Holdings ( CNR), up 20.9%, and Magal Security Systems ( MAGS), up 20.4%, were all gainers within the services sector with Omnicom Group Inc ( OMC) 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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