Brazilian Distribution Company (CBD): Today's Featured Services Loser

Brazilian Distribution Company ( CBD) pushed the Services sector lower today making it today's featured Services loser. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Brazilian Distribution Company fell 93 cents (-2.2%) to $41.54 on average volume. Throughout the day, 723,201 shares of Brazilian Distribution Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 542,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $41.39-$42.70 after having opened the day at $42.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.47. Other company's within the Services sector that declined today were: Spanish Broadcasting System ( SBSA), down 40.9%, American Science & Engineering ( ASEI), down 24%, Globus Maritime ( GLBS), down 22.9%, and Mecox Lane ( MCOX), down 15.6%.

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuic o engages in the retail of food and non-food products to individual consumers through its chain of hypermarkets, supermarkets, specialized and department stores, and the Internet. Brazilian Distribution Company has a market cap of $11.53 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 48.5, above the average retail industry P/E ratio of 31.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are two analysts that rate Brazilian Distribution Company a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brazilian Distribution Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, VOXX International ( VOXX), up 19%, China Yida ( CNYD), up 16.7%, Pandora Media ( P), up 10.3%, and Rada Electronics Industries ( RADA), up 10%, were all gainers within the services sector with Macy's ( M) being today's featured services sector winner.

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