Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. (BWLD): Today's Featured Services Loser

Buffalo Wild Wings ( BWLD) pushed the Services sector lower today making it today's featured Services loser. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.9%. By the end of trading, Buffalo Wild Wings fell 59 cents (-0.7%) to $85.19 on light volume. Throughout the day, 561,768 shares of Buffalo Wild Wings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 811,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $84-$85.96 after having opened the day at $85.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.78. Other company's within the Services sector that declined today were: Tessco Technologies ( TESS), down 26.7%, Wayside Technology Group ( WSTG), down 19.4%, Fortune Industries ( FFI), down 14.3%, and China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), down 13.5%.

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. engages in the ownership, operation, and franchise of restaurants primarily in the United States. The company offers chicken and various food and beverage items, as well as serves bottled beers, wines, and liquor. Buffalo Wild Wings has a market cap of $1.57 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.4, equal to the average leisure industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 27.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate Buffalo Wild Wings a buy, two analysts rate it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Buffalo Wild Wings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the positive front, China Nepstar Chain Drugstore ( NPD), up 29.4%, Expedia ( EXPE), up 23.5%, DS Torm ( TRMD), up 18.9%, and Amazon.com ( AMZN), up 15.8%, were all gainers within the services sector with Grupo Televisa S.A ( TV) 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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